Monday, August 15, 2005

Truth

And a third letter to the editor, which I will reproduce completely.

As we near the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, I am sure there will be ceremonies to remind us of that awful day. Flags will be waved, prayers recited, close-up shots from news cameras highlighting tear-soaked cheeks. But one thing you will not see is discussion of the lack of any investigation of those responsible for the treasonous events of that day.

Treason, hm. You're right. Bin Laden managed to achieve precisely the opposite of what his countrymen desire--getting Americans out of the Middle East. That traitorous fiend.

The official government tale says 19 Muslim hijackers flew planes into the World Trade Center Towers and into the Pentagon, with a fourth plane heroically crashed to prevent another strike. That is what one would believe if they never questioned how jet fuel, primarily kerosene, with a burning point well below the melting temperature of steel, could cause the towers to collapse. Or how buildings fell at almost the speed of gravity despite the massive resistance of concrete and steel core columns.

Okay, three things about steel. First, the temperatures did not have to be high enough to "melt steel". They have to be high enough for steel to be malleable, which is much lower. Second, those girders were supporting a lot of weight. The more pressure you put on metal, the less heat you'll need to bend it. Heck, I can bend thin pieces of metal with no added heat at all. As a few girders give way, including those destroyed by the initial impact, the stress (and the angle of the stress) on each girder becomes more severe, meaning that less heat is needed. Third, buildings burn too. The temperatures achieved in the firestorms of the WWII were more than enough to metal steel.

Or how many firemen, recorded on tape, reported hearing many explosions during rescue operations. Or the demolition-style collapse of three buildings on one block. Or the lack of plane debris at the Pentagon.

Note: fuel vapors are not only flammable, they are also explosive. Pockets of vapor that collected in the building could have ignited, creating explosions, (which would also blast down girders). Explosion is also a very vague sound. How would they know from many floors below that a sound was an "explosion" and not a ceiling collapsing? With regards to the plane at the Pentagon, see what snopes has to say.

Modern buildings are designed to fall in on themselves. They do it deliberately so that a skyscraper doesn't fall over and squish the rest of the city, instead it is a "demolition style" collapse.

Ignorance and denial of a cover up has led us to the brutality of Iraq and beyond, the perpetrators still free to continue the slaughter. Searching for and exposing the truth used to be a common American trait. Sadly, it has now become a revolutionary act of defiance. Count me among the revolutionaries.

Not that I'm judging you, but I'd count you among the crazies. He signed his name too. What can I say... isn't America great? One can accuse the presidential administration of not only misrepresenting, taking out of context, sexing up, or whatever, but accuse them of treasonous behavior to deliberately kill hundreds of American citizens, and yet one is so confident in American freedoms, that one is willing to sign one's name. Vive la libertie!

1 Comments:

Blogger Noumenon said...

One can accuse the presidential administration of not only misrepresenting, taking out of context, sexing up, or whatever, but accuse them of treasonous behavior to deliberately kill hundreds of American citizens, and yet one is so confident in American freedoms, that one is willing to sign one's name.

That's very good.

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