Unexplained Media Omissions and Silence:
How Did those WTC Buildings Collapse?
The Washington Post recently (and casually)
reported (1/3/03) that the ownership of our nation’s media and entertainment
industries is becoming more even more consolidated than they are today. FCC Chairman
Michael Powell is determined to relax the restrictions which control how much investment
in media and information immense corporations like AOL-Time-Warner can make within
individual markets. It has long been the opinion of this writer that media concentration
is the Number One problem facing this country. People who dispute this idea always point
out that the Internet is a source of information for those who (rightly) avoid the
mainstream. However, the Bush right-wing faction (as opposed to the right wing faction
that deplores government interference with liberties) is planning an attack on the
freedom many of us associate with the “information superhighway” as you read
With a more concentrated media comes the prospect that serious lines of inquiry will
not be pursued in a timely fashion to correct problems. For example, what really happened
What follows is a cursory examination of some of the many issues that a growing number
of people have with what we’ve been told happened that day. These conversations are
taking place on the Internet exclusively because neither the mainstream nor the
established left media are giving these ideas much attention. In the case of the latter,
the failure of left-stalwarts such as Z Magazine (to name one) to discuss these
matters is attracting hard criticism (link) from well-respected intellectuals.
Let’s start with the World Trade Center (WTC) twin towers. How did they
collapse? The explanation so far (link) is that the
temperature from the burning jet fuel of the two planes was sufficient to weaken the
steel trusses supporting both buildings. This made their collapsing
“inevitable.” End of story.
However, a lot of people are wondering (link) why both buildings collapsed so neatly. Why were there no
major amounts of debris in contact with neighboring buildings?
Other questions include:
These unexamined questions are festering like an open wound. If our “free
press”—whatever its political bent might be—cannot bring itself to ask
what really happened on 9/11/01, or to intelligently refute the explanations offered by
others, then it risks seeing a repeat of tragedies on that scale. And it also risks
becoming increasingly irrelevant.
- How were the
laws of physics changed to permit the heat from the burning jet fuel to fatally
weaken buildings constructed of 150,000-200,000 tons of steel?
- Why did the
South tower collapse, since most of the jet fuel apparently was ignited in the
fireball accompanying Flight 175s crash?
- Why did the sections of both towers that were above the fires disintegrate as soon as
they collapsed rather than landing as large blocks? (Both buildings collapse from top to
bottom very similarly to what demolition experts call a “smooth wave.”)
- Why did World Trade Center 7, which wasnt hit by an aircraft or falling debris,
collapse at all? (Video) Apparently it is the first large building in history that
completely disintegrated from a fire.
- To add further fuel to the raging discussion, the WTC changed ownership just eleven
weeks before the towers went down. In addition, we’ve been recently informed that
key surveillance tapes and maintenance logs were destroyed in the disaster (link). Finally, the speed with which Controlled Demolition Inc.
removed and shipped away the debris is drawing criticism.
CDI is reportedly the same firm that also swiftly removed the debris from the Oklahoma
Proof of controlled demolition at WTX.
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This story was published on January 8, 2003.
Brads september 11