There are a growing number of people asking questions about what happened on 9/11/01. These discussions are largely taking place on the internet.
Neither the mainstream nor the established left media are giving these conversations much attention. In the case of the latter, the failure of left-stalwarts such
as Z Magazine (to name one) to discuss these matters is attracting
from well-respected intellectuals.
Let’s start with the World Trade Center (WTC) twin towers. How did they collapse? The
explanation so far is that the temperature from the burning jet fuel of the two planes was sufficient to weaken the steel trusses supporting both buildings. This made their collapsing “inevitable”. End of story.
However, a lot of
people are wondering why both buildings collapsed so neatly. Why were there no major amounts of debris in contact with neighboring buildings?
Other questions are being posed, such as:
- How were the
laws of physics changed to permit the heat from the burning jet fuel to fatally weaken buildings with 150,000 - 200,000 tons of steel?
- Why did the South tower collapse, since most of the jet fuel
apparently was ignited in the fireball accompanying Flight 175’s crash?
- Why did the sections of both towers that were above the fires disintegrate as soon as they collapsed rather than landing as large blocks? (Both buildings collapse from top to bottom very similarly to what demolition experts call a “smooth wave”.)
- Why did World Trade Center 7, which wasn’t hit by an aircraft or falling debris,
collapse at all? Apparently it is the first large building in history that completely disintegrated from a fire.
To add further fuel to the raging discussion, the WTC changed ownership just eleven weeks before they went down. In addition, we’ve been
that key surveillance tapes and maintenance logs were destroyed in the disaster. Finally, the speed with which Controlled Demolition Inc. removed and
shipped away the debris is
drawing criticism. CDI is
reportedly the same firm that also swiftly removed the debris from the Oklahoma City bombing.
These unexamined questions are festering like an opened wound. If the left cannot bring itself to ask what really happened on 9/11/01, or to
intelligently refute the explanations offered by others, then it risks seeing a repeat of tragedies on that scale.