Letter: Don't believe in coincidences
In a news report on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, Dan Rather, CBS news correspondent, commented that the collapse of Towers 1 and 2 looked like a Las Vegas casino demolition. You never heard that mentioned in conventional media again until years later.
By the end of that day, myopic patriotism arose from the dust of the three towers to form the narrow consensus of the "fireball" collapse theory in the national psychic of what happened. Some people who question the official report note that no skyscraper has ever collapsed in less than two hours from fire. Indeed, no skyscraper has ever collapsed from fire, anywhere in the world.
In June 2017 a fire quickly engulfed the 27 story Grenfell Tower in London. After nearly five hours of intense burning, it was reported that, "at dawn the blaze still burned brightly against the pale sky, with flames especially hot in the middle section." The "blackened hulk" of Grenfell Tower was later "determined to still be structurally sound."
The World Trade Towers in the 2001attack are noted for not becoming entirely engulfed in flames, yet it took firefighters 100 days to extinguish all the fires ignited by the initial fireballs of the two plane explosions. The Grenfell Tower fire took six hours to put out, but Towers 1 and 2 blew apart in less than two hours.
One of the problems with considering controlled demolition in the Trade Towers attack is that it suggests a conspiracy and collusion beyond the obviousness of the two plane impacts that brought down three colossal towers. You would have to proceed with the understanding that there were two forces at work, one from within and one from without. The attack that used hijacked planes goes without saying they were most certainly carried out by foreign elements. However, if the three massive towers were also wired for controlled demolition the job was most certainly presided over from within.
The two scenarios must be taken together in order to explain the pulverization of the three towers and the speed and vertical symmetry of their collapses into their footprints. When you factor in that most of the body count was comprised of bone fragments and splinters with few whole bodies or large body parts the evidence defies the official report and strongly supports the probability of controlled demolition.
Establish what was behind the structural demolition that `pulverized' three towers and you will establish the relevancy, motives and the culpability of the mixed brew of low-tech/high-tech interested parties with the powers to truly mastermind the attacks.
By not creating an investigative alternative model to account for the possibility of a demolition, comparative forensic analysis was woefully incomplete and inadequate. And that's why there will always be demolition proponents to explain the dastardly attack on the World Trade Center.
To be sure, fires don't pulverize people and buildings; man-made demolitions do.
I do not believe in coincidences. But I certainly know the hand of man when I see it.
Brattleboro, Sept. 7
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