" . . . the results of these tests appear to indicate that the buildings should have easily withstood the thermal stress caused by pools of burning jet fuel.
. . . I think we can all agree that even un-fireproofed steel will not melt until reaching red-hot temperatures of nearly 3000F (2). Why Dr. Brown [Dr. Hyman Brown] would imply that 2000F would melt the high-grade steel used in those buildings makes no sense at all."
-- Kevin Ryan
Former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Senior Research
Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Research Fellow at Stanford's Independent Institute, and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal,
"I guess the real story about 9/11 is about what the people are actually saying. I've gotten hundreds of emails in response to my columns and many of them talk about not getting the truth from the government or the media about what really happened at the World Trade Center. I know many qualified engineers and scientists have said the WTC collapsed from explosives. In fact, if you look at the manner in which it fell, you have to give their conclusions credibility."
-- Paul Craig Roberts
Canadian National Defense Minister,
Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news? Why did he not acknowledge that he already knew what was going on? As a former Minister of National Defense, when the news came out I had to wonder. Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base]? . . . With a quick action alert they should have been there in five minutes or ten minutes. If not, as the Minister of National Defense, which in the United States is the Secretary of Defense, I would want to say "why not?" . . . I think the inquiry has been very shallow and superficial. And I would like to see a much tougher more in-depth inquiry. . . . why were some members of the Bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the United States? Why? There are so many questions. What is going wrong here? Or was there something going wrong? How much did they actually know? And you get into very deep territory . . . I would like to see someone in a position of authority ask these questions and insist on getting answers? At least to why some of the things happened that seem to be, for an ordinary person, inexplicable.
-- the Honourable Paul Hellyer
Minister for the Environment, and Member of Parliament (United Kingdom)
Not a single fighter plane was scrambled to investigate from the US Andrews airforce base, just 10 miles from Washington DC, until after the third plane had hit the Pentagon at 9.38 am. Why not? There were standard FAA intercept procedures for hijacked aircraft before 9/11. Between September 2000 and June 2001 the US military launched fighter aircraft on 67 occasions to chase suspicious aircraft (AP, August 13 2002). It is a US legal requirement that once an aircraft has moved significantly off its flight plan, fighter planes are sent up to investigate.
. . . could US air security operations have been deliberately stood down on September 11? If so, why, and on whose authority? The former US federal crimes prosecutor, John Loftus, has said: "The information provided by European intelligence services prior to 9/11 was so extensive that it is no longer possible for either the CIA or FBI to assert a defence of incompetence."
-- Michael Meacher
National Minister of Defense (Germany). Also, served as Minister of Technology
Well, this is a big question because it happened in 2001 more than 60 times. That, fighter[s] went up to clear what has been done to airplanes that showed some irregularities. At 9 11, four planes for two hours were able to drive around, fly around even one hour in the direction going toward the west and then turn around and then comeback. The military air force was not able to interdict them. It's [un]imaginable. And the whole story is totally unclear what happened between the Federal Aviation Agency (Administration) and NORAD . . . a covert operation. And this is a way to influence, to brainwash the American people into long, long, ongoing conflict with the Muslim world and all that you get to, for example the oil companies, the last oil reserves which we need for the next decades before the oil age is going out.
-- Andreas Von Buelow
Former Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces, and chief of the
department for General affairs in the Soviet Union 's ministry of Defense, General
"The organizers of [the nine eleven] attacks were the political and business circles interested in destabilizing the world order . . . not satisfied with the rhythm of the globalization process or its direction . . . only secret services and their current chiefs (or retired staff with "influence inside the state organizations") [have the] ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude. Generally, secret services create, finance and control extremist organizations. Without the support of secret services, these organizations cannot exist-let alone carry out operations of such magnitude inside countries so well protected . . . Osama bin Laden and 'Al Qaeda' cannot be the organizers or the performers of the September 11 attacks . . . [they] do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders . . . [instead] a team of professionals had to be created and the Arab kamikazes are just extras to mask the operation."
-- Leonid Ivashov