• The twin towers collapsed as a strange sequence for the terrorists. Ordinarily they do not fall straight down like that. It happened just because the planes hit at the spot over 25 percent from the top. The combined weight caused this action. The pentagon is a different story. They have scores of security cameras there at the pentagon. Not one of them shows us a picture of a jumbo jet coming in to crash. Why? Because there was no jumbo jet crashing. Where did it crash? Ask the NSA.
    • mushroom
      Just ask yourself where the plane and all the passengers have been for 20 years.
    • OrangeDonRump
      Seriously - wil seems to have lost his brain. I've actually SEEN the video footage that he says doesn't exist.
  • Right now I don't know what to say. I half believe it was terrorists, and my other half believes it's demolition. All I can say is what really happened on 9/11 might never be solved. All these clues on what really happened is confusing, too much if's and but's and maybe's.
  • I have yet to see any conspiracy theory that holds up under scrutiny. (The WTC 7 claims of demolition, for instance, generally only show pictures from the relatively undamaged side of the building, intentionally leaving the viewer with the false impression that the building was mostly undamaged.) Likewise, the criticisms of the "official" story are also pretty vacuous. (For what it's worth, my personal favorite conspiracy theory is this one: .) For more information on the debunking of the conspiracy theories, I would recommend both the Popular Mechanics response and the following answers from the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology): .
    • OrangeDonRump
      "I have yet to see any conspiracy theory that holds up under scrutiny." Correct.
  • Think about it, two jet airliners crash into two reinforced steel skyscrapers, over half the way up the buildings. The World Trade Center was constructed with interlocking steel grids on all four sides, there is NO POSSIBLE WAY a jet airliner could have caused the office fires that burned in excess of 2000 degrees. Or the straight down collapse of even one tower, let alone two! Of course those buildings were brought down by demolition explosives! Look to see who has the opportunity, who has the ability, and the resources, and will benefit from it. So far, since 9/11 our Predident has a free pass to do or say pretty much whatever he wants, in the name of Homeland Security. Bomb sniffing dogs were pulled from duty at the World Trade Center, by a relative of who: our President. Only 14 fighter jets to protect the entire U.S. on 9/11, because the rest are diverted to other places, supposed training missions. The Mayor of San Francisco gets a phone call telling him not to fly on 9/11, which was traced back to Condoleeza Rice. Not to mention billions of dollars worth of gold boulion missing from the vault in the WTC basement. Or the recovered hard drives from the WTC showing hundreds of millions of dollars being embezzled on the morning of 9/11. the list goes on and on. Research it for yourself!
    • OrangeDonRump
  • It's far more complicated. I don't understand why the planes got as far as they did and were not challengedby jets. I understand the plot that the terrorists had and that the Whitehouse was briefed about them, and I can almost buy incompetence for them not following up on the warning. Tower 7 was demolished by explosives and was not hit by planes. That was done by the property manager. We will never know I guess. I am also alarmed by President Obama's reluctance to investigate the Bush administratyion. His let bygones be bygones attitude is a puzzlement.
    • mushroom
      The planes were not challenged by military jets because there were none monitoring them, until FAA in Boston called NORAD on the telephone minutes before flight 11 hit the WTC North Tower, and New York called NORAD to say United 175 had been hijacked just as that plane hit the South Tower. NORAD only monitored international flights at the perimeter of the country. Fighters from Langley and Otis AFB were sent to Manhattan, but it was too late.
    • Robert333
      Contributor "Trout..." wrote: "I don't understand why the planes got as far as they did and were not challenged by jets.": Quote: "[...] four commercial airliners from the northeastern United States were scheduled to land in California. When the planes were in midflight they were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. [...}": ( This means that the planes started off with proper flight plans and so were authorized, until the point where they were hijacked.
  • steel may not melt at 1000 degrees which is the temperature jet fuel burns at, but it sure weakens it
    • mushroom
      And steel floor joists protected only by ceiling tiles below are not going to make it through that sort of assault for any length of time.
  • It is absurd to think the towers were brought down by demolition.
  • The self same government who couldn't get their shit together in invading Iraq competently?
  • If I give my real opinion I will be a target for investigation. So I don't beleive there is freedom anymore. It was something arranged by highly influential people.
  • Jetliners, particularly the size of a 747, hold many thousands of gallons of jet fuel, and, at takeoff weight, can weigh nearly one million pounds. Just the weight of the aircraft striking a building would create havoc, not to mention the burning fuel. OTOH, a light aircraft such as a single engine Cessna would not likely damage a building like WTC. It would likely wind up in the street as a crumpled mess.
    • mushroom
      In fact, a ten-ton B-25 bomber hit the Empire State Building in heavy fog in 1945. One engine smashed right through the walls and plummeted onto a building a block away across 33rd Street. Understand the difference in construction between Empire State and WTC: Empire State has a rigid steel frame core and the columns, girders and floor beams are made of steel sheathed with brick and concrete. WTC tower 1 and 2 had a tube frame design and used spray-on fireproofing, allowing a more open floor plan without all the heavy material used in Empire State. But that was not the fatal flaw; it was the lightweight steel floor joists unprotected by fireproofing material other than ceiling tiles below which failed due to the fire, causing the entire portion of the structure above to plummet straight down as though Godzilla had just crushed it under its foot. The towers were designed to withstand wind forces from the sides but not that much weight falling from above.
  • The best thing to do is call a fireman of NYFD the NYPD will lie, some firemen that where there that day will tell you about the facts certain types of people like to hide.
  • I haven't read all the evidence yet, but the statement made that the towers couldn't have fallen in such a way unless carefully placed explosives were used keeps sticking in my mind. They came down just like one of those Las Vegas implosions.
  • The idea that there was some complex far reaching conspiracy is..... well, laughable. I'm sorry to say that its just because people want there to be more to life, doesnt make it so!!
    • mushroom
      Of course there was far-reaching conspiracy: 19 foreign hijackers, some given flight school training conspired to attack high-profile buildings and met little resistance from unarmed flight crews protected by unreinforced cockpit doors despite the experience of decades of previous hijackings.
  • I just think that it is funny they found traces of... Nano Thermite. That shit just doesnt accidentely get places. So............................................
  • Barack Obama did it so he could become president, have sex in the White House and win a Nobel Peace Prize.
    • Victorine
      Let's hope for your sake that you're not actually so stupid, darling.
  • I certainly don't think the government told us everything. Unfortunately, while conspiracy theorists are usually good at identifying coverups, they're not too good at guessing what the covered-up story is. I do find it very odd that the planes struck 2 buildings but 3 went down. Actually I found it odd that the 2 towers themselves came down - it did look like a controlled demolition. There have been many planes which crashed into buildings worldwide, and this kind of damage never happened. Is it inconceivable that someone - possibly the terrorists - pre-planted explosives within the towers to make sure they came down?
  • These conspiracy theories are absolute crap. Why would the US Govt want to kill nearly 3000 of it's own people? Also, even if it did carry out the act, there would have been a leak by now. I believe the tried and tested FACT that it was a bunch of absolute arseholes doing it for fun (aka Al Qaeda).
    • mushroom
      I always say you can't have a conspiracy involving thousands of goverment employees without anyone talking, even on their deathbed like Mark Felt of Watergate fame (who clued in Bob Woodward). Same goes for JFK in Dallas.
  • There is no need for a complex conspiracy theory. What happened, very simply, is that the impact of the aircraft knocked loose the fireproofing material on the buildings' steel structure. The intense heat from the burning jet fuel caused the structural steel to weaken to the point that it could no longer support the buildings' weight. +4
    • mushroom
      Sadly, there was no fireproofing on the lightweight floor joists - only ceiling tiles below which were blown away by the fuel explosions.
  • One thing is for sure. There were some people int he plane with some islamic connections. But hard to believe the government can kill this many people, especially a key location to achieve something. We didn't achieve anything so far except killing Saddam, which could have been done through an undercover operation anyways.
  • black op government entity for sure! if you look at the physics there is no way a jet like that could've taken down those extensive structures, especially looking at the way they collapsed, they started caving in on themselves from the bottom, and isn't it odd that there was a mandatory meeting somewhere else for all the security and bomb squad officers that very same day?
    • mushroom
      Incorrect: you can see in videos when the top South Tower floors begin to tilt off towards the side with the most extensive fire as the floor joists failed and sent the structure above plummeting down. The buildings were not designed to withstand such a force from above.
  • If the official version is true the laws of physics need to be changed. The day I lost all respect for America when I started reading the official report on 9/11.
  • Conspiracies do sometimes happen. But the more complicated they are, the more moustache-twirlingly evil they are, and the more people that would be required to perpetuate the cover up it would take - the more we should regard them as unlikely unless someone can provide real evidence. In this case, the number of engineers and scientists who have looked at the event and verified that jet fuel weakening the steel and then getting an 'accordion' style collapse fits the evidence perfectly. The demolition theory makes no sense if you actually look at it closely.
    • mushroom
      Exactly. The first attempt to take down the WTC towers in 1993 was only traced to Ramzi Youssef when investigators found evidence of the rented truck for which Youssef's co-conspirator Mohammed Salameh tried to get his deposit back, claiming it had been stolen.
  • There's also the other great theory that hundreds of people were forewarned to stay away from WTC that day. In fact, many people had planned to come in late, expecting to have been up to watch the Giants vs Broncos and/or Red Sox vs Yankees game (which was rained out) the night before. Others expected to take the day off to take their kids to the first day of schools in the region. It's often the straightforward explanations that matter rather than the diabolical Hollywood plots.
  • I'm more concerned about the radical thinkers produced by the incident that are yet to be experienced. You can't clean up blood with more blood. It just makes more radicals. I'm also concerned about the manipulating media that fuels the radicals.
  • *** What is your 9/11 theory? - My theory is that a group of Muslim terrorists hijacked several passenger jets and then flew them into several buildings. *** Do you support the claims of our government who state the fires from jet fuel brought the towers down? - Of course. Just about everything can burn if there is sufficient heat and oxygen. For example: during the Falkland War, new British warships made of aluminum instead of steel burned to the waterline when struck by incendiary explosives of the opposition. Steel is more difficult to burn (their older steel ships fared much better)...and by "more difficult" I mean, requires higher temperatures, but of course it will also burn. *** Or do you believe that the towers were brought down by use of demolition explosives installed by black op government entity - That would be silly. Why? Dangerous for the orchestrators. Not only politically career-ending if discovered, but life-ending. (No doubt any such conspirators would have received the death penalty from the Federal Government.) And the return for such a huge risk? Gives us an excuse to attack Afghanistan? A nation whose most valuable commodity is opium? That's it? That's worth risking your high-ranking, well-payed life? Nonsense.
  • The following website discusses the conspiracy theories regarding the terrorist attack of November 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center: Heading: "World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theories": demolition_conspiracy_theories
  • well i said at the time to hubby,gee both the buildings come down like a demolition.... if you all relook at it you can plainly see thats how buildings come down in a demolition .ALSO .when normal buildings get burnt the frame normally stays up as a burnt out shell not collapse like they did
  • My theory is that it happened exactly as our government says, but that was only part of the story. The pilots who flew into the tower were paid, or more likely their families were, by a secret fund controlled by the US government.
  • Darling, this is not about "the claims of the government," or about demolition explosives". You didn't quite grasp that? Alas, little boy. If you think otherwise, check yourself into a psychiatric hospital. The realists among us don't need you around.

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