Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
reply to post by MrWendal
Well the first two were the most common ones that showed up when I looked into this, I used to be a “truther” and these where the types of things
I was reading about. With regard to insider trading as one member has already pointed out ENRON continued on after 9/11.
Ok, so I decided to go back and start looking into exactly what was stored (in regards to records) in WTC 7. Let me start off by saying, even
attempting to look into it now, I still have not seen your first two examples from the OP. Now I am not saying you are lying or you are making
anything up. I am simply saying, I still haven't seen it. One thing to remember is that you can find just about any silly theory in regards to the
events of 9/11 coming from those who claim to be "truthers". A perfect example of this is the "no plane" or "hologram" theories. Which neither of
those theories is something I subscribe to, but they are theories that are married to the word "truther".
Now going back to ENRON, the scandal broke in October of 2001. By November of 2001 the SEC made a public statement about opening an Investigation. I
was unable, today 10-11 years later, to find anything in regards to ENRON being stored in WTC 7. That being said, ENRON is not the only scandal of the
time. What I was able to verify is that roughly 3000-4000 active cases from the SEC regarding insider trading on Wall Street was housed in WTC 7.
Weather or not this includes anything on ENRON, I was unable to verify today, but regardless of weather or not ENRON was part of these records is a
bit irrelevant. What matters most is that 3000-4000 case records and their backups were lost. This is verified through the SEC and their response to a
Freedom of Information Act request, which you can find at the following link.
FOIA request response.
I will be the first to admit, the source I linked sucks. I am not a fan. That being said, the document is scanned and posted here. We can argue the
source, but either the document post is real or fake. The source in this aspect is neither here nor there.
I must comment you however for admitting that you can only speculate, its somewhat of a novelty to come across a “truther” who does not
claim to have all the answers, neither to i.
Let's be honest about it... speculation is all we can do. It actually makes no difference if you are for or against a conspiracy to the events of
9/11. It's still speculation. No one, not even the Government, has answered all the questions surrounding the event. The 9/11 commission even refused
to look at who financed the operation because it was of, "little to no significance". In my mind this was an important statement that was made. When
a person offers an opinion without looking into the specifics and having no evidence to show for the basis of that opinion, that is speculation. So
with that in mind, by having the Government tells us Bin Laden bankrolled the whole Operation, but admitting they failed to investigate that aspect,
then the opinion is pure speculation at best, and is really no different than what "truthers" have done themselves.
I have said it before and I will say it again. The Truth movement has done itself a HUGE disservice by attempting to explain what did happen. The
Truth is, if you question ANY aspect of the Government story of 9/11, than you are a truther. If you have any questions at all about the Official
story, you are a truther. If you believe the full story has not been told, you are a truther.
It is not the job of a "truther" to explain what happened. The only job a "truther" has is to show that the Official story is incomplete. The whole
point of the truth movement was to launch a new, independent investigation and get questioned answered. Not prove what happened, how it happened, or
who done it.
When it comes to Building 7 only one real thing stands out in my mind, and it is something that no one, even here on ATS, has ever been able to
explain to me. I like to let common sense be my guide in just about everything I do and when I look at the aerial photos of Ground Zero, it sticks out
to me like the big elephant in the room. ....
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