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According to some, the World Trade Center buildings could not have collapsed as fast as they obviously did, and therefore must have been destroyed by directed energy weapons which caused “molecular dissociation” of the building materials.

The latest hero of this movement is Dr. Judy Wood, formerly of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Wood has released a long article on her supposed evidence that the World Trade Center buildings did not collapse, but in fact were destroyed by energy beams.

After reading through the tedious article, which was filled with leaps of ill-logic and lots of photos that showed no evidence of directed energy weapons, or phaser fire, or “molecular dissociation”, I am amazed that people can so easily confuse science fiction with science fact.

I am not going to bother refuting the arguments anymore, that has been done very well by others. I am much more interested in what I feel is a concerted effort to divide, demoralize, and discredit the progressive movement.

For all you conspiracy theorists, this may be a new one that you had not thought of, which is much more plausible than the idea of phasers taking down the World Trade Center buildings.

George Bush and Dick Cheney were in charge during the worst attack against Americans on US soil in US history. They blew it as badly as anyone in charge could have blown it. They ignored all the warnings and did absolutely nothing to protect the country. As Democrats and progressives began scoring points against the administration by pointing out their extreme ineptitude and negligence, Karl Rove comes up with the idea of circulating wild 9/11 conspiracy theories all over the Internet to discredit detractors.


Everyone knows that hired Republican trolls prowl progressive websites and comment sections. It would be very easy for them, posing as liberal commenters, to begin spreading rumors that were outlandish to most people, but intriguing to some. The initial conspiracy theories suggested that pre-planted explosives and cruise missiles were involved in the destruction of the World Trade Center and the damage to the Pentagon. All sorts of details were eventually added, including who had access to the buildings in such a way that the detonation charges could have been planted, who might have actually pressed the button to detonate the charges, etc.

More recently, the conspiracy theories have turned clearly away from doubtful yet plausible explanations such as controlled demolition to the idea that top-secret military molecular dissociation energy beams were used to deliberately destroy the buildings. In case you hadn't noticed, this is precisely what phasers from Star Trek were supposed to do.

I am sure that many conspiracy theorists are well intentioned progressives, and are also very sincere, yet I have a very strong feeling that some small proportion of the 9/11 conspiracy movement includes planted conservative trolls. That's my conspiracy theory. And it's just a theory, not a fact. Their purpose would be to discredit all 9/11 conspiracy theories as outlandish. It also helps confuse the issue, and tarnish the left-wing progressive movement in general because the movement is composed of people who can not even agree on simple basic facts such as the fact that there are no such things as phasers.

If George Bush and Dick Cheney had taken the presidential daily brief’s warnings seriously throughout August 2001, and had implemented tighter security measures at airports, the disasters of September 11, 2001 could have easily been avoided. I believe that the conspiracy theory they wanted to distract everyone's attention away from is the one that seems most plausible. The administration was looking for a so-called “Pearl Harbor-like event” to galvanize the country behind a war against Iraq. The news that an attempted terrorist attack against the United States was imminent, maybe a small bomb on a Subway train for instance, might have actually been considered good news to Bush and Company.

Then came a Pearl Harbor-like event beyond their wildest imagination.

Think of the expression on George Bush's face as he sat reading My Pet Goat to a gradeschool class, and then was told about the second plane striking the World Trade Center. His expression was completely consistent with them expecting a small, ineffective attack, and just like everything else he has ever done, getting it completely wrong.

This is still the only 9/11 conspiracy theory I have heard that makes any sense whatsoever, and it is the one I believe they are trying to distract everyone from with the outlandish ideas being offered by people like Dr. Wood. Whether Dr. Wood believes these things, or has other motives, I can not say, but this type of conspiracy theory divides progressives, and tarnishes them all with an unfairly broad brush.

“Fire the phasers Dick!”,

“No Mr. President, you have the honor”.

 

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How can you call into question the views of some o... by bird on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 10:08:44 AM
"Then came a Pearl Harbor-like event beyond t... by Winston Smith on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 11:29:43 AM
Bush always vacations in August.  What adds a... by Sheila Jackson on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 1:21:55 PM
I would say that I do not agree with some theories... by Reverend Mark J. Seydel on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 12:03:10 PM
This is the central goal of those of us who do not... by Joel S. Hirschhorn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 5:23:33 PM
Dr Hirschhorn, I agree regarding WTC 7. Buildings ... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 5:55:48 PM
Those interested in a new 9/11 investigation shoul... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 6:56:19 PM
Look Doctor, perhaps you might look prior to leapi... by ardee D. on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 8:16:18 PM
Regarding: "Bush and Cheney were in charge du... by mrk * on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 2:56:37 PM
Judy Wood is hardly the latest "hero" of... by Mac McKinney on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 3:36:06 PM
I have not read Dr. Wood's "theory,"... by Sheila Samples on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 4:34:32 PM
Drs Wood/Reynolds' quote Sherlock Holmes in th... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 5:35:58 PM
Occam's razor (sometimes spelled Ockham's ... by ardee D. on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 8:22:58 PM
These two comparison images prove the towers did n... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 9:24:01 PM
It was supposed to be a joke, sort of like your bl... by ardee D. on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 8:50:36 AM
It's as simple as that. For those to not be ab... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 4:37:22 PM
Here is Moffett's key admission: "I am no... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 5:16:20 PM
Attack the messenger!Figures... See my commen... by John R Moffett on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 5:56:34 AM
 The vast bulk of 9/11 truth folks have compl... by richard on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 5:55:37 PM
Dr Wood is the ONLY 9/11 Research Scientist to get... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 6:21:58 PM
I have never read such an uninforme... by Cathy Garger on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 6:43:44 PM
What, one simply must wonder, caused Dr.... by Cathy Garger on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 7:02:23 PM
Why is it so important for some people to give the... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 7:53:33 PM
What nonsense. She has not been the only researche... by richard on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 10:11:12 PM
Your posts show very little common sense.First of ... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 10:42:35 PM
I think you are giving Rove too much credit on the... by Dale Hill on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 8:32:15 PM
I don't know about the space alien and Kennedy... by richard on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 10:18:58 PM
... and I have written for years about the vulnera... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 8:40:09 PM
Those buildings did not collapse from the foundati... by ardee D. on Saturday, Oct 6, 2007 at 2:45:43 PM
I think you are giving Rove too much credit on the... by Dale Hill on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 8:54:00 PM
I’m a 9/11 Truther.  I first learned th... by Michael Bonanno on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 9:10:17 PM
You wrote: I'm not familiar with Dr. Wood'... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 9:38:31 PM
I have considered it a high probability that the w... by Freedem on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 9:38:56 PM
Why does Moffett divert people from the real evide... by CB Brooklyn on Sunday, Sep 30, 2007 at 10:18:09 PM
It is interesting that this topic gets such heated... by gravity32 on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 12:11:49 AM
He does everything to distract people from the fac... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 12:39:36 AM
there will be planted stories, this is something t... by Mr M on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 12:28:48 AM
Of course there will be planted stories...  H... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 1:07:41 AM
You will notice that CB Brooklyn does not dispute ... by gravity32 on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 2:06:10 AM
gravity32, instead of message board chit-chat, let... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 2:15:02 AM
   I posted this as my reply to the 9/11... by rhalfhill on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 2:29:41 AM
...I have always thought the idea of directed ener... by Pappy on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 4:12:51 AM
Pappy wrote: "Show me the machine. Show it in... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 1:36:11 PM
To those of you in the 9/11 truth movement I'l... by John R Moffett on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 6:21:51 AM
Unless it was all perpetrated by one person, the e... by John Perry on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 8:00:59 AM
Not to be confused with the 'Scholars for 911 ... by richard on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 8:41:53 AM
It's been pointed out time and time again that... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 1:15:13 PM
I do not want to insult anyone here but the above ... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 9:06:11 AM
gravity32, medicis', and a few others must be ... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 1:08:24 PM
...that you have nothing but the nonsensical ravin... by Pappy on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 2:19:29 PM
You're starting off with a conclusion, instead... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 2:30:01 PM
SPACE.COM: E-Weapons: Directed Energy Warfare In T... by CB Brooklyn on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 2:48:26 PM
Dr. Wood is challenging the official story through... by Cathy Garger on Monday, Oct 1, 2007 at 7:13:01 PM
...I am not practicing science. I am stating an op... by Pappy on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007 at 1:54:34 AM
Simple questions: 1) Where did those building... by Andrew Johnson on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007 at 3:38:36 AM
...and what you say provides more nails for the co... by Pappy on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007 at 2:33:27 PM
and a waste of time, why do you expel so much ener... by CB Brooklyn on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2007 at 2:40:23 AM
this last stupidity trumps all. What the heck... by ardee D. on Sunday, Oct 7, 2007 at 9:34:46 AM
Thanks for upholding rationality.  One reason... by Todd Bondy on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 5:39:58 AM
that many first time posters (i.e. those with only... by CB Brooklyn on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 5:33:16 PM
If you think all this DEW stuff is silly and a was... by Pappy on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 5:30:45 PM
If you wish to post silly comments that have absol... by CB Brooklyn on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 5:38:22 PM
Thanks for upholding rationality. One reason thes... by Pappy on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 5:55:59 PM
Yes, you are free to say what you wish.If you wish... by Pappy on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 6:08:34 PM
It's Quite Revealing that many first time posters ... by Pappy on Thursday, Oct 4, 2007 at 6:25:09 PM
and they're certainly being taken seriously by... by CB Brooklyn on Friday, Oct 5, 2007 at 12:37:47 PM
...government officials that are getting scared sh... by Pappy on Monday, Oct 8, 2007 at 3:57:13 AM
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