Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paul Craig Roberts: The Critics of 9/11 Truth: Do They Have A Case?

The Critics of 9/11 Truth: Do They Have A Case?
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By Paul Craig Roberts
September 13, 2011

I have updated my previous post, Two Tales of 9/11 because I carried both Paul Roberts' initial article, Does 9/11 Truth Have A Chance? and the article by Ted Rall, The Truth About 9/11 Truthers Why Does the US Government Create Paranoia? to which Roberts addresses (debunks) in his response.

I shall leave a few pics as food for thought, and why not? a little video at the end.

Regarding the core columns, I shall borrow a bit from Roberts' article, but for myself; these columns were incredibly strong even in tension, but in compression? well I reckon you could have sat the Moon on top of that building without too many adverse effects.

Alex’s other evidence that 9/11 truthers are kooks is a letter that Herman Soifer, who claims to be a retired structural engineer, wrote to him summarizing “the collapse of Buildings 1 and 2 succinctly.” This is what Soifer, who “had followed the plans and engineering of the Towers during construction” wrote to Alex: “The towers were basically tubes, essentially hollow.” This canard was disposed of years ago. If Alex had merely googled the plans of the buildings, he would have discovered that there were no thin-walled hollow tubes, but a very large number of massively thick steel beams.

Demolition workers placing a (angled) cutting charge.

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