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9/11: Debunking conspiracy theories

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In relation to 9/11 many clamor for the truth of what happened on that fateful day.  At times even truth can be co-opted to support one’s position over another.  Discussing this issue has made me into a pariah so to speak since I do not agree with people like Rosie O’Donnell. 

In America we do have the right to our own beliefs based upon what we have read, viewed and what has been relayed to us.  I do believe that this will be my last column in addressing this issue since I do feel there are more pressing needs to help our fellow Americans such as jobs, health care and many more vital issues.  I will be breaking this column up into various talking points.

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I have heard people refer to Rosie O’Donnell as their hero or St. Rosie.  Excuse me the term hero should rightfully go to the firefighters and police officers that lost their lives on that horrific day.  I do believe as many were rushing up the stairs into the Twin Towers, they were in essence climbing their own stairway to heaven.  The heroes of that tragic event also were the numerous volunteers who gave of their time to help their fellow Americans.  They dropped everything and asked; how can I help?  Our heroes are also our soldiers that have died in these recent years and even the ones still living or have come home maimed.  Whether or not you agree with the administration’s use of them, they are heroes’ none-the-less.

Speaking of firefighters that responded is a dear friend of mine with incredible credentials and a heart as big as they come.  He even protested along with me and millions more to send a message to our government not to invade Iraq.  He has volunteered over the years as a firefighter and a voice for those who continue to suffer in our country.  So, when his eyewitness accounts are impeached as he fought those raging fires at the pile which is now called Ground Zero, they do not know my friend.

Here is verbatim what he has written to me concerning his eyewitness accounts of the pile, “The fact is that 30 fire companies fought the fires at WTC 7 (that contained half million pounds of diesel fuel) for several days with virtually no progress toward containment.  No structure can maintain structural integrity under that amount of fire load indefinitely.  There are many false factoids out there about the collapse of this structure.   There was no pool of molten steel in the basement, no explosives went off, just more fire load for longer than any structure could sustain, plain and simple.  Also WTC 7 was not on fire until the burning twin towers collapsed upon it. As you know I was there.” I will believe his accounts over those who were not even there.

Someone asked me in an email today; what about Larry Silverstein’s remark calling for WT 7 to be pulled as being the smoking gun.  For those of you who do not know who Larry Silverstein, he is the lease owner of the property now known as Ground Zero.  In searching around the Internet and in response to another person’s email here is what I wrote, “When you mentioned Larry Silverstein and his quote using the term “pulled” in relation to WT 7, I went searching for what he actually said.  I came across this audio wave in which he stated, "I remember getting a call from the, uh, fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'You know we've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is, is pull it.' Uh, and they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse." I further opined, “So in essence he stated that after the building caught fire and to prevent the further loss of life.  He did not say it prior to the building catching fire or for it to be brought down intentionally through a controlled demolition.”

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One of the latest in which every believer that the government had a hand in it is certain comments coming from Senator John F. Kerry via a feed.  First of all the title of the feed says he stated that WT 7 was taken down in a controlled demolition when in fact he never said it within that feed.  I find that irresponsible. When Senator Kerry stated that a wall had to be taken down in a “controlled fashion” through this sentence, “it had to be taken down in a controlled fashion” The “it” meant the wall.  He did not say controlled demolition.  Controlled demolition means using wirings and shape charges to take down a building. I will be getting to controlled demolitions in a bit.  By the way, I did call Sen. Kerry’s office to verify not only what was said, but of an article carrying these comments and they denied the accusation and were angered that people were misinterpreting the senator’s comments.  One person even emailed me, “I do not believe you called”.  Let her believe what she will, but I did.

Over the years and yes at the beginning I was too a believer that the government had a hand in 9/11, it was not until I started looking into the blow-back affect in which certain actions by our government will in essence blow-back in our faces.  In fact a news report that I listened to tonight stated because of our invasion in Iraq that terrorist’s attacks have increased over the year by 25 percent.  That is a prime example of blow-back.  With the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis in which The Lancet puts it at roughly 655,000 Iraqis killed and millions displaced; guess where the next wave of people who will hate us come from?  Many of these displaced Iraqis are children.  We just delivered children into the hands of such terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.  Not to solely blame our government, I do believe that there are people out there that do hate Americans.  When Rosie O’Donnell irresponsibly stated “Do not fear the terrorists…they are mothers and fathers” I would love for her to say that to a victim of any terrorist attack.  Saying do not fear them is like saying do not fear rapists and murderers.  Would a hero say; do not fear the terrorists?  A hero would try and save your life from a terrorist.

Again, speaking of blow-back, I believe counter-terrorism experts like Richard Clarke who repeatedly warned Pres. Bush of the impending threat of al Qaeda and was demoted and ultimately fired.  He served under several administrations and his opinion I value more than Rosie O’Donnell’s. 

In reading so many articles over the years, I have caught a number of catch words contained within them.  They are, questionable, suggested, and mysterious or where the question asked becomes fact and they leave it up to the reader to interpret this information.  Instead of asking a question, “Now, what is that?” they should say what that is.

One person asked me about the movie ‘Loose Change’ as being proof of this larger conspiracy and this is what I have sent out previously, “I want you to read this in which they interviewed a man that took part in the making of ‘Loose Change’ as he stated, “Loose Change" happened by accident. The whole thing started out as a fictional screenplay about me and Dylan and another friend of ours finding out 9/11 was an inside job. It started out as a comedic action film with us being chased by the FBI and all that.”

But, it was this point which backs up my original column stating that many of us are not experts in the field of demolition and fire dispersal, “What I encourage people to do is go out and research it themselves. We don't ever come out and say that everything we say is 100 percent. We know there are errors in the documentary, and we've actually left them in there so that people discredit us and do the research for themselves -- the B52 (remarked to have flown into the Empire State Building), the use of Wikipedia, things like that. We left them in there so people will want to discredit us and go out and research the events yourself and come up with your own conclusions.”

In this Popular Mechanics pod cast debunking 9/11 theories, you will hear in that pod-cast, often those who write of these theories will quote someone who has written of it without going back to the original source.  In a court of law it is called hear say which is often not entered as evidence.

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Now I will address controlled demolitions.  I do have a source within the company Controlled Demolitions Incorporated who I have been emailing with for quite sometime.  I have always had the utmost respect for this company and the family that started this business years ago.  In fact, I would call them experts in this field since they know how to take a building down safely and in a controlled environment.  One person posted years ago that Controlled Demolitions Incorporated was in on it. My reaction to that post was; where is your proof?  None was forth coming.  You just do not make a statement like that without backing it up with proof.  My source once said to me that any comment they make, is “often twisted” and they have had to resort to putting out a comment of “no comment” I do not blame them since I can feel their exasperation as my source told me of when confronting those who wish to believe the opposite.

Before I relay a statement sent to me today by my source at Controlled Demolitions Incorporated, I will opine this.  Who exactly am I supposed to believe?  I will believe my friend the firefighter who was there.  I will believe CDI above Rosie O’Donnell since they are the experts and she is not.  I do not even pretend any expertise in demolitions, but I go with my gut and my gut tells me to believe in the people of this company. No, it is not blind faith, but witnessing their work via many of their documentaries over the years.  The Loizeaux family that owns CDI is a spiritual family.  I have seen before each demolition they pray for the building to come down as planned and for no one to be hurt in the process.

Below is the complete statement released to me by my source at Controlled Demolitions Incorporated.  By the way, as a writer, I will never divulge who this person is.

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