Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Fourth of July 2007

Happy Fourth of July 2007! God bless you and God bless America!

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy Summer 2007!

Happy Summer 2007 to you and yours! If you're still a 9/11 conspiracist, you missed Memorial Day and Flag Day but there's still time to cease spewing anti-American conspiracy crap before Fourth of July!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Some Updates

I'm very glad to be finished with 11th grade! I put a new link to "Misinformation and rumors about the September 11, 2001 attacks" because the German site is a redirect to some portal and there are no cached or archived copies of the German page online. Instead I linked to an archived version of Wikipedia from 2004, back when there were no massive articles devoted to 9/11 conspiracism and conspiracists.{1} I also added the 911Blogger parody 911Booger to the sidebar and I plan to add some more sites; I haven't been up to date on all the new conspiracy debunking blogs because this is the first time I've been anti-conspiracy blogging since January.{2}

{1} http://web.archive.org/web/20041229194754/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misinformation_and_rumors_about_the_September_11,_2001_attacks
I cited this page in my June 22, 2006 post "Twin Tower Collapses in a Nutshell" @ http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/twin-tower-collapses-in-nutshell.html.
{2} http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007_01_21_archive.html

Steel Warping in Sofa Super Store Fire & Collapse

I found yesterday's "National Report" from The New York Times a little while ago. There is an article called "9 Firefighters Die When Roof Collapses at a Blaze in South Carolina" by Shaila Dewan. The first paragraph is "CHARLESTON, S.C., June 19 -- The early reports were bad enough: four fighters had died as a fire in a furniture warehouse became an inferno of exploding windows, columns of flame and steel beams twisted from 1,000-degree heat." Think about all the furniture in the WTC and all the other combustibles.

R.I.P. Capt. Louis Mulkey, Capt. William Hutchinson, Capt. Mike Benke, Engineer Mark Kelsey, Engineer Bradford Baity, Assistant Engineer Michael French, Firefighter James Drayton, Firefighter Brandon Thompson, and Firefighter Melvin Champaign.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

911 Booger & Conspiracist Psychology

Check out http://911booger.blogspot.com/ and his post Narcissism at Root of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories for a look inside the mind of 9/11 conspiracy theorists. It is apparent that 9/11 conspiracy theorists have some issues.{1}

{1} a. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/usernames.html
b. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/like-selling-strychnine-laced-cookies.html
c. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/michael-rivero.html
d. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/alex-jones.html
e. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/faces-in-crowd-1.html
f. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/quiz-1.html
g. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/xymphora.html
h. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/profiles-in-douchery-james-fetzer.html
i. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/07/jim-marrs.html
j. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/07/spooked_22.html
k. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/07/shame-shame.html
l. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/07/seriously.html
m. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/07/remote-control-insanity.html
n. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/07/http911physicsconr-and-conspiracist.html
o. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/08/some-kind-words-about-my-blog-btw-if.html
p. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/08/incredible-high-level-officials.html
q. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/08/sheesh.html
r. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/01/response-to-aidan.html
s. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/viewer-discretion-advised.html
t. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/patriots-falsely-so-calledf.html
u. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-far-fetched-is-following-19.html
v. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/poor-old-spooked-is-out-of-his-mind.html
w. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/amazon-911-conspiracy-dupes1-are-raving.html
x. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/indymedia-libertyforum-daniel-lewin.html

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Monday, June 18, 2007

4n7hr4x on OBL in Dubai

The wise 4n7hr4x{1} says{2}:
"I went to the first link and started reading. A few posts down, the guy writing these blogs says that the whole story of Osama meeting a CIA agent in Dubai for a kidney dialisys(sp) is false because Osama 'probably' doesn't even need it, is the point where this site lost 90% of any credibility it had with me, as it is common knowledge that the CIA profile of Osama includes a detailed medical history which specifically points out that Osama has some sort of severe kidney problems and requires daily dialisys(sp), a procedure which must be carried out in a hospital and in no way can be done in a cave, especially if he is constantly on the move."

This person makes a straw-man out of my argument against the authenticity of the story{3} as a simple reading shows. Furthermore, according to NBC, the CIA has concluded that bin Laden is not a dialysis patient{4} even though he does have kidney problems.

The only reasonable thing he says is: "I'll read the rest and give it a fair chance just because I don't like being a hypocrite but things aren't looking too good my friend." Therefore, he has some brain cells.

{1} http://beasttoast.com/forum/members/62112-4n7hr4x.html
{2} http://beasttoast.com/forum/f5/9-11-opinions-9689/index3.html#post162750
{3} http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/obl-in-dubai-myth.html
{4} http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6765861/

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Suspicious Domain Names

MYTH
Suspicious domain names betray 9-11 foreknowledge

The domain name myth is much like the Wing-Ding myth{1} in that people are looking for a connection to 9/11 where there is none. Up to 15 months before 9/11, the following domain names were registered,{2} and all expired June 2001{3}:
AttackAmerica.com – nothing special, because it is so broad.
AttackonAmerica.com – nothing special, because it is so broad (What kind of attack on America? When? By whom?).
AttackonTwinTowers.com – Twin Towers were already attacked in 1993, when Ramzi Yousef tried to murder 250,000 people, so this could have been intended as a historical site and was not necessarily a predictive site.
August11horror.com – This is 8/11, not 9/11.
August11terror.com – This is 8/11, not 9/11.
HorrorinAmerica.com – nothing special, because it is so broad (What kind of horror? Where in America? When?).
horrorinNewYork.com – nothing special, because it is so broad (What kind of horror? Where in New York [perhaps Manhattan]? When?).
NYCterroriststrike.com – NYC and Washington, D.C. are the prime terrorist attack targets, so this is nothing special. What kind of terrorist strike? When? By whom?
PearlHarborinManhattan.com – 9/11 and Pearl Harbor involved similar casualties and the tactic of kamikaze bombing, but there are many differences. Besides, is this referring to a novel or book or a future event? There is no way to legitimately conclude 9/11 foreknowledge from this domain.
terrorattack2001.com – nothing special; terror attacks happen all the time. What part of 2001? Where? By whom?
towerofhorror.com – This doesn’t necessarily mean the WTC (two buildings were struck by planes and WTC 7 collapsed later in the day{3}, so “towers of horror” would be more appropriate); it could refer to some planned fantasy novel, short story, comic series, etc.
worldtradetowerstrike.com – See comments above.
worldtradecenter929.com – What does 929 mean? Is it supposed to be September 29? That is the wrong date, anyway.
worldtradecenterbombs.com – See comments above; the WTC was already attacked with a bomb.
worldtradetowerattack.com – See comments above.
worldtradetowerstrike.com – See comments above.
wterroristattack2001.com – Terrorist attacks happen every year. One can’t legitimately conclude that “w” means “World Trade Center;” it would be more fitting to have “WTC” in the domain name.

None of these expired domains prove 9/11 foreknowledge beyond a reasonable doubt because they are all lacking in several elements of specificity. However, Paul Thompson's Cooperative Research website{5} says "The story will later be incorrectly called an 'urban legend'."{6}

{1} A famous 2001 myth which said that Microsoft Word revealed the fate of an airplane flight, when in reality, there was no hijacked Flight Q33NY.
{2} http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200109/NAT20010919d.html
{3} http://www.cnsnews.com/Nation/archive/200109/NAT20010920c.html
{4} See http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2007/06/pull-it-bullsh-it.html and http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/wtc-7-was-not-demolished.html.
{5} a. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/terror-timeline-by-paul-thompson.html
b. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/who-promotes-what-911-truth-movement.html
c. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/there-was-one-jarrah-not-two.html
d. http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/paul-thompson.html
{6} http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/context.jsp?item=a0600webdomains&scale=0#a0600webdomains

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

IndyMedia, LibertyForum, & Daniel Lewin

I'm not surprised this junk is still on IndyMedia{1}:
"Stewardesses called in and said: "The passenger in 9-A was shooting the pilots and leading the hijacking." Story was later changed that Lewin was shot."

There was a similar post on LibertyForum{2}:
"The real truth is ... The stewardess called and said -- 'A passanger in 9-a is shooting the pilots - I show him listed as a Daniel Lewin.'"

Both sites are overflowing with anti-Semites. The fact is, the claim that Daniel Lewin shot the Flight 11 pilots is a dirty lie{3} and PURE fabrication, originating out of some anti-Semitic conspiracist's ass.



Kevin Barrett{4}, Eric Hufschmid{5}, Eric D. Williams,{6} and several other 9/11 truthers have been caught with their panzers down, exposing themselves as Holocaust deniers.


{1} portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/01/309112.shtml
{2} web.archive.org/web/20040520060649/http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_members&Number=1035889&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1&t=-1#Post1035889
{3} In reality, Satam al Suqami fatally stabbed Lewin from behind as Lewin tried to thwart the hijacking.
{4} http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2007-02-22/news/kook-congress/
{5} erichufschmid.net/HoloHoax/Holocaust-Deniers.html
{6} whatreallyisthematrix.com/files/The_Puzzle_of_Auscwitz_FORMATTED.pdf

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The 9/11 Conspiracy Cult on Amazon

The Amazon 9/11 conspiracy dupes{1} are raving about David Ray Griffin's new waste of trees.

{1} Of the same ilk who give dozens of "non-helpful" votes to my objectively helpful Amazon Listmania Lists & So You'd Like To... guides.

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Passenger Loads

MYTH
The anomalously low passenger loads of the four flights betray foreknowledge of 9-11



Jim Hoffman claims that the passenger loads (“load factors”) for the four hijacked flights were as follows:{1}
American Airlines Flight 11 N334AA: 51.3%
United Airlines Flight 175 N612UA: 31.3%
American Airlines Flight 77 N644AA: 29.3%
United Airlines Flight 93 N591UA: 16.5%

Hoffman claims these figures are anomalous. However, except for the AA11 figure, all of his figures are off. Hoffman claims these figures are unusually low but that is not true for all of them. Here are the true load factors on 9/11 and how they compare with other Tuesdays in the three months leading up to 9/11:{2}
American Airlines Flight 11 N334AA: 51.3% = 12.3% above average
United Airlines Flight 175 N612UA: 33% = 16% below average but within normal range
American Airlines Flight 77 N644AA: 33% = 0.2% above average
United Airlines Flight 93 N591UA: 20% = 32% below average and outside of normal range

Flight 93 might have had an exceptionally low load due to 9/11’s proximity to Labor Day. More importantly, there is no pattern in the passenger loads of the four flights (they are all different from each other) so there are no grounds for suspicion.

{1} 911research.wtc7.net/planes/attack
{2} 9/11 Commission Report, “Notes to Chapter One,” n. 21, p. 452.

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Update on Cell Phones Post

I added some details on http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/phone-calls-were-genuine.html.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What Coleen Rowley Really Said

MYTH
Coleen Rowley exposed an FBI plot to knowingly let 9-11 happen



Coleen Rowley’s{1} letter does not support a government conspiracy; i.e. 9/11-was-an-inside-job theory. She rhetorically asked, “Why would an FBI agent(s) deliberately sabotage a case? (I know I shouldn't be flippant about this, but jokes were actually made that the key FBIHQ personnel had to be spies or moles, like Robert Hansen, who were actually working for Osama bin Ladin to have so undercut Minneapolis' effort.)” She actually proposed an answer which corresponds to Peter Lance’s thesis{2}:
Our best real guess, however, is that, in most cases avoidance of all ‘unnecessary’ actions/decisions by FBIHQ managers (and maybe to some extent field managers as well) has, in recent years, been seen as the safest FBI career course. Numerous high-ranking FBI officials who have made decisions or have taken actions which, in hindsight, turned out to be mistaken or just turned out badly (i.e. Ruby Ridge, Waco, etc.) have seen their careers plummet and end. This has in turn resulted in a climate of fear which has chilled aggressive FBI law enforcement action/decisions. In a large hierarchal bureaucracy such as the FBI, with the requirement for numerous superiors approvals/oversight, the premium on career-enhancement, and interjecting a chilling factor brought on by recent extreme public and congressional criticism/oversight, and I think you will see at least the makings of the most likely explanation. Another factor not to be underestimated probably explains the SSA and other FBIHQ personnel's reluctance to act. And so far, I have heard no FBI official even allude to this problem-- which is that FBI Headquarters is staffed with a number of short term careerists* who, like the SSA in question, must only serve an 18 month-just-time-to-get-your-ticket-punched minimum. It's no wonder why very little expertise can be acquired by a Headquarters unit! (And no wonder why FBIHQ is mired in mediocrity! -- that maybe a little strong, but it would definitely be fair to say that there is unevenness in competency among Headquarters personnel.) (It's also a well known fact that the FBI Agents Association has complained for years about the disincentives facing those entering the FBI management career path which results in very few of the FBI's best and brightest choosing to go into management. Instead the ranks of FBI management are filled with many who were failures as street agents. Along these lines, let me ask the question, why has it suddenly become necessary for the Director to "handpick" the FBI management?) It's quite conceivable that many of the HQ personnel who so vigorously disputed Moussaoui's ability/predisposition to fly a plane into a building were simply unaware of all the various incidents and reports worldwide of Al Qaeda terrorists attempting or plotting to do so.”

{1} I commend Coleen Rowley as a whistleblower because she is very level-headed.
{2} In April I bought Peter Lance’s Triple Cross. Lance, who was won five Emmys, is a gifted writer and analyst and you can tell by reading his work that he is a very scrupulous researcher, though I have some disagreements with him. I also have the first book in his trilogy, 1000 Years for Revenge; while Triple Cross focuses on the Ali Mohamed (a modern-day Judas Iscariot), the former book tells the story of the twisted Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, a.k.a. Abdul Basit Karim, who attempted to murder 250,000 people with his 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center (seven people died, including an unborn child; R.I.P.). I am a maverick in that I defy—based on overlooked and to the best of my knowledge (I am an intellectually honest person) unrefuted evidence--the conventional, indeed, nearly universal wisdom that Iraq had no ties with Yousef; see http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2007/05/ramzi-yousef-was-iraqi-agent.html. That is beyond the scope of this blog (if you wish to respond to my data please do it on my other blog; thanks!), the purpose of which is to debunk loony, baseless arguments that the American government perpetrated 9/11. But I know that Yousef is the same person as Karim, and Harvard alumnus Dr. Laurie Mylroie--who has been very influential in terms of Iraq policy but who is essentially a black sheep thanks to renowned experts Peter L. Bergen, Dr. Ronan Gunaratna, Dr. Robert S. Leiken, and Daniel Benjamin—needs to publicly recant her bogus belief that Karim was murdered and Yousef stole his identity.
JUNE 21, 2007 UPDATE: Read my "Rejoinder on Iraq and Al Qaeda" @ http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2007/06/rejoinder-on-iraq-and-al-qaeda.html.

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Why the South Tower Fell First

MYTH
The South Tower fell first because it was destroyed by planted explosives or beam weapons, etc.

Ringleader Mohamed Atta crashed American Airlines Flight 11 N334AA, a Boeing 767-200ER, into the North Tower at about 8:46 A.M. Marwan Al Shehhi rammed United Airlines Flight 175 N612UA, a Boeing 767-200ER, into the South Tower at about 9:03 A.M. The South Tower collapsed at 9:59 A.M. and the North Tower collapsed at 10:28 A.M. The South Tower and North Tower collapsed after about 56 and 102 minutes, respectively, and the North Tower lasted about 46 minutes longer than the South Tower.

Why did the South Tower collapse so much sooner than the North Tower? According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster{1}:
"The time it took for each WTC tower to collapse was due primarily to the differences in structural damage, the time it took the fires to travel from the impact area across the floors and core to critical locations, and the time it took to weaken the core and exterior columns. WTC 2 had asymmetric structural damage to the core including the severing of a corner core column and WTC 1 had more symmetrical damage. The fires in WTC 2 reached the east side of the building more quickly, within 10 to 20 minutes, than the 50 to 60 minutes it took the fires in WTC 1 to reach the south side."

{1} http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/NCSTAR1-6ExecutiveSummary.pdf

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Odigo Story

MYTH
Two Odigo employees were warned about 9-11, betraying Israeli foreknowledge

>Supposedly Odigo employees received a warning about the 9/11 plot to strike the Twin Towers with Boeing 767s.

Odigo Vice President of Sales and Marketing Alex Diamandis said that about two hours before AA Flight 11 N334AA struck the North Tower, an Odigo user sent an instant message warning to employees in the Israeli office of research and development and international sales, and that this warning did not identify the World Trade Center as a target.{1} The vague message was only notable for its timing and not because it predicted the 9/11 attacks specifically.{2} There was no point in warning the 80-person Odigo team{3} in Israel of an attack on a building in which they had no offices{4} and omitting a warning to leave that building.{5} Cui bono? Certainly not Israel! In fact, no one benefited from these warnings and no one benefits from hearing these destructive urban myths promoted as fact by people like conspiracy nut Alex Jones.{6}

{1} http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NEW/is_2001_Sept_27/ai_78686829
{2} http://www.atnewyork.com/news/article.php/8471_893851
{3} http://www.ruksun.com/html/news/odigo.html
{4} http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/09/WTC_Odigo2.html
{5} http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=77744&contrassID=/has%5C
{6} prisonplanet.com/articles/march2006/300305newrevelations.htm. See http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/alex-jones.html and http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/who-promotes-what-911-truth-movement.html.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

OBL in Dubai Myth

MYTH
A CIA agent met Osama bin Laden in a Dubai hospital in summer 2001



The myth that Osama bin Laden met with a CIA agent while receiving kidney dialysis in Dubai from July 4-14, 2001 originated with the unsourced, unconfirmed account of Le Figaro freelance writer Alexandra Richard.{1} Hospital director Bernard Koval denied the meeting took place, and his denial carries weight due to the implausibility of the Abu Dhabi CIA agent bragging and his friends telling on the press, and only a freelance writer for an obscure French paper reporting this.{2} It’s doubtful bin Laden is even a dialysis patient. Moreover, it is possible, but not certain, that this story was part of a disinformation campaign on the part of the French, who wanted to undermine the credibility of the CIA and support for the Iraq War.{3}

{1} Ms. Richard’s story appears at http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/RIC111B.html, the website of Michel Chossudovsky, a 9/11 conspiracist who opposes globalization. Verification of the story is impossible since Ms. Richard’s source is anonymous, as is Richard Labeviere’s source, “a gulf prince who presented himself as an adviser to the Emir of Bahrain.” See http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-11/14/content_281605.htm.
{2} http://www.snopes.com/rumors/kidney.htm
{3} http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,584444,00.html

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More Quote Mining from One of the Nation’s Top Critical Thinkers

Jeff Killtown purports to have a goldmine of eyewitness testimony proving that the Twin Towers were destroyed via controlled demolition. Unfortunately, his mine is full of fool’s gold.

55. EMT Jeff Birnbaum near the South Tower says he heard an eerie high-pitched noise and a 'popping sound' then an explosion before the top of the tower leaned toward him and started coming down. (CEE News)
WRH: The full quote from Birnbaum{1} is: “When we got to about 50 feet from the South Tower, we heard the most eerie sound that you would ever hear. A high-pitched noise and a popping noise made everyone stop. We all looked up. At that point, it all let go. The way I see it, it had to be the rivets. The building let go, there was an explosion, and the whole top leaned toward us and started coming down. I stood there for a second in total awe, and then said, ‘What the f*ck?’ I honestly thought it was Hollywood.” So Mr. Birnbaum attributes the noises to the failure of the bolts, not bombs.
57. Firefighter Edward Cachia says the South Tower gave at a lower floor then where the plane hit because they thought there was internal explosions going off from hearing successions of 'boom, boom, boom, boom' before the tower came down. (NY Times)
WRH: Mr. Cachia always qualifies with “as if” and his body language in the video shows that the floors pancaking on top of each other caused the noise.
58. Fire Captain Karin Deshore says there was orange and red flashes followed by explosions that were getting bigger going both up and down and then all around the WTC 2. (SF Gate)
WRH: The above quote fails to demonstrate the FDNY captain likening the collapse to a controlled demolition; he never makes that connection. He also qualifies with "I didn't know the building was collapsing" and "still unaware that this building had collapsed." His description matches that of a transformer explosion.
60. Commissioner Stephen Gregory along with a Lieutenant Evangelista from Ladder 146 say they both saw multiple flashes coming from the lower level of the WTC 2 right before it collapsed and mentions the flashes they saw are like what you'd see when they 'blow up a building.' (NY Times)
WRH: "I know I was with an officer from Ladder 146, a Lieutenant Evangelista, who ultimately called me up a couple of days later just to find out how I was. We both for whatever reason -- again, I don't know how valid this is with everything that was going on at that particular point in time, but for some reason I thought that when I looked in the direction of the Trade Center before it came down, before No. 2 came down, that I saw low-leve] flashes. In my conversation with Lieutenant Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes in front of the building, and I agreed with him because I thought -- at that time I didn't know what it was. I mean, it could have been as a result of the building collapsing, things exploding, but I saw a flash flash flash and then it looked like the building came down." ... "No, the lower level of the building. You know like when they demolish a building, how when they blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I thought I saw. And I didn't broach the topic to him, but he asked me. He said I don't know if I'm crazy, but I just wanted to ask you because you were standing right next to me. He said did you see anything by the building? And I said what do you mean by see anything? He said did you see any flashes? I said, yes, well, I thought it was just me. He said no, I saw them, too. I don't know if that means anything. I mean, I equate it to the building coming down and pushing things down, it could have been electrical explosions, it could have been whatever."

Many more quotes will be addressed soon.

{1} It is always important to quote someone in context. Sedevacantists fail to do that when they try to show that e.g. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI are heretics. See http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/search/label/Benedict%20XVI.

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The Pull-It Bullsh-It

MYTH
Larry Silverstein confessed that WTC 7 was deliberately demolished



Larry Silverstein did not admit that WTC 7 was brought down in a controlled demolition. On the PBS special “America Rebuilds,” he said, “I remember getting a call from the Fire Department commander, telling me they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, you know, ‘We’ve had such a terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is just pull it.’ And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.” Conspiracists{1} have removed the important context so that it suits their hypothesis, morphing the quote into simply, “I remember getting a call from the Fire Department commander, telling me the smartest thing to do is just pull it. And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.”

This stupid little canard can be refuted via the logical technique of reductio ad absurdum. If the conspiracist interpretation is true, then the following absurd statements are also true:
(1) Silverstein uses demolition jargon when speaking with someone who does not know demolition jargon.
(2) Silverstein wanted to demolish a building to prevent further loss of life.
(3) Silverstein calmly and casually admitted to massive insurance fraud on national television.
(4) Cables attached to WTC 7 and adjacent buildings brought down WTC 7.
(5) FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro’s admission{2} to making the evacuation decision and the use of “pull” as “evacuate” by another member of NY’s bravest are meaningless.

{1} For example, the professional logician Jeff Killtown’s 80th of out 270 smoking guns is: “9/11 - WTC landlord Larry Silverstein says he gets a call from a fire chief about the WTC 7 and he recommends to him to 'pull it' and after they 'decided to pull,' they all watched the 7 collapse. (PBS video)”
{2} Chief Nigro said, “I ordered the evacuation of an area sufficient around to protect our members.”

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John Ashcroft and Commercial Flights

MYTH
John Ashcroft had 9-11 foreknowledge since he was warned to avoid commercial flights in July 2001



In “The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie,” Dr. David Ray Griffin lists 115 so-called omissions and distortions of the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.{1} He bickers, “26. The omission of the report that Attorney General Ashcroft was warned to stop using commercial airlines prior to 9/11 (50).” Similarly, Jeff Killtown lists 270 so-called “smoking guns” proving 9/11 was orchestrated by the American government, and number six on the list is: "June '01 - Attorney General John Ashcroft stops flying commercial aircrafts because of a 'threat assessment'. (CBS)"

John Ashcroft told 9/11 Commission staff member Richard Ben-Veniste{2} that he “never ceased to use commercial aircraft for [his] personal travel.” In August 2001 Ashcroft’s “wife traveled to Germany and back” and they both “traveled to Washington, D.C.” eight days before 9/11. Ashcroft “exclusively traveled on commercial aircraft for [his] personal travel … through the entirety of the threat period to the nation.” According to Ashcroft, in early 2001 “the security team and the Department of Justice” made an assessment unrelated “to a terrorism threat” in terms of a “threat to the nation;” instead, “it was related to an assessment of the security for the attorney general, given his responsibilities and the job that he undertakes” and also dealt with “the maintenance of arms and other things by individuals who travel with the attorney general.” The security team and the DOJ concluded that Ashcroft and his companions “would be best served to use government aircraft” as opposed to “private chartered jet aircraft.” Ashcroft said he used a government aircraft “on [his] way to an event in Milwaukee on the morning of September the 11th.”

{1} http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/911-commission.html
{2} http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04105/300543.stm

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Jeff Killtown's 270 "Smoking Guns"

Fallacy fetishist and foe of fact Jeff Killtown has posted 270 “smoking guns,” which are either plain wrong, misinterpreted, or irrelevant to his case that the 9/11 attacks are an inside job by the American government. If my logic was as bad as Killtown's, I would say that Nelson DeMille had 9/11 foreknowledge because he talks about a terrorist on Flight 175 in New York in his book Lion's Game!

It’s quite funny how he takes the word of anti-Semitic, anti-American terrorists and supporters of those terrorists at face value:
243. Taliban rulers condemn attacks and says Bin Laden didn't have the means to carry out such well-orchestrated attacks (TCM News), Sept 16 - OBL denies 9/11 involvement in press release (Guardian), Sept 28 - OBL denies 9/11 involvement in 'Ummat' Paki newspaper, suggests Jews or US secret services behind attacks (Khilafah), Nov 7 - OBL denies 9/11 involvement in 'The Dawn' Paki newspaper (Islam Online),
WRH: OBL and his evil minions fessed up to the attacks numerous times later, when the revelation posed less danger to them.{1}
254. Mohammed Atta's father says Atta called him on Sept 12. (Guardian, PittsburgLive)
WRH: Mohamed Atta’s father is a liar.{2}
258. 9/11 - Alleged Flight 11 hijackers Atta and Al-Omari caught on Portland, ME airport security video (ABC-AU, USA Today), Father says it's not Atta on security video. (PittsburgLive)
WRH: It’s definitely them; all you need to do is compare the men in Portland, ME video with pictures of Alomari and Atta and the match is obvious.
The other ones I have already covered as of today, June 12, 2007, are:
10. Aug '01 - Raytheon and US Air Force successfully land pilot-less Boeing 727 using military GPS landing system that enables ground control to take control of hijacked plane. (Der Spiegel, Raytheon)
WRH: The planes were not taken over by remote control!{3} Apathoid[at]earthlink[dot]net proves this deftly in his scholarly paper “Remote Takeover on 9/11: A Critical Analysis,” hosted on http://911Myths.com, the website of my good friend Mike Williams, whom I dub the King of All Debunkers! :-)

16. Sept 7 - Jeb Bush puts the Florida National Guard on alert (WorldNetDaily, MyFlorida.com), Sept 10-11 - President Bush is in FL, state that controversially handed him 2000 presidency (Telegraph), 9/11 - Jeb Bush declares state of emergency in FL immediately after 2nd tower fell (WorldNetDaily), At least 15 of the 19 hijackers have Florida ties. (Augusta Chronicle)
WRH: Killtown deserves credit for not telling the lie that Jeb Bush enacted martial law.{4} Since President Bush was in Florida, it was only sensible to declare a state of emergency in FL since there was a danger of Bush being assassinated. So if terrorists operate in Florida without Jeb Bush’s knowledge, those terrorists are connected to the Bush family?
21. Sept 10 - San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown receives travel warning 8 hours before attacks. (SF Chronicle)
WRH: He was warned, but not about 9/11.{5}
45. Two week heightened security alert at WTC is lifted and bomb-sniffing dogs are abruptly removed days before 9/11. (Newsday)
WRH: This is one of the more ridiculous canards.{6}
84. WTC 7 becomes first steel high-rise building in history to collapse due to mostly fire. (Chicago Tribune, Stanford Report)
WRH: As is this one. Just forget about the unique circumstances.{7}
86. WTC 7 debris was removed without investigators having the chance to examine it at the scene to help determine the cause of failure. (History Channel)
WRH: The cause of the failure is no big mystery; see reference 7.
153. 1994 - US intel warned that terrorists might attack US using airplanes as weapons (CNN, CBS); 1995 - US warned of 'Operation Bojinka' plot to hijack planes and attack the Pentagon and CIA headquarters (CNN); July '01 - US and Italian officials were warned that Islamic terrorists might attempt to kill President Bush and other leaders by crashing an airliner into the Genoa summit. (LA Times){8}
166. Aug 6 - CIA memo titled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US" warns Bush of attacks and plane hijackings in the US by OBL. (ABC, FOX)
WRH: The highly touted PDB did not warn Bush about 9/11-style attacks, much less about 9/11.{9}
178. Jan '02 - Steel from the WTC is shipped to China and India for recycling which has angered investigators, engineers and victim's families who say the steel could hold vital clues about why the towers collapsed and GPS trackers were installed on trucks hauling the 'highly sensitive' steel scraps away to be melted. (USA Today, China.org, ACSS)
WRH: I have posted on this issue.{10}
199. July '04 - Almost 3 years after 9/11, technology only now exists to enable cell phones to work on airplanes at flying altitudes. (USA Today, New York Press)
WRH: The phone calls from the plane were not faked!{11}
217. May '01, US gives $43 million to Afghanistan and becomes their largest donor two years in a row. (CNN)
223. Sept 6 - large put options placed on United, American Airlines, Boeing and some purchases made through bank which used to be headed by Exec. CIA Director Buzzy Krongard. (SF Chronicle)
WRH: The put-options story has been laid to rest.{12}
228. 9/11 - An elite Israeli military commando who understands Arabic is seated near all hijackers on Flight 11. (WorldNetDaily)
WRH: Was Daniel Lewin (R.I.P.) involved, Mr. Killtown?
239. Oct '01 - Donald Rumsfeld says in a magazine interview that Pentagon was hit by a 'missile.' (DoD)
251. 7 of alleged 19 hijackers are reported alive, FBI Director admits some identities are in doubt. (BBC, LA Times)
WRH: See my main post{13} and feel free to search my blog.
261. Sept 13 - Student ID card of Flight 77 hijacker Majed Moqed reportedly found at Pentagon, still able to read name on it. (9/11 Panel)
WRH: It was charred up but I have a post on the discovery of many other personal effects of hijackers and victims alike—including CeeCee Lyles (R.I.P.)—which shows that #261 and #262 are true.{14}
262. Sept 17 - Passport is found belonging to alleged hijacker who's plane crashed into WTC. (CNN)
WRH: Yes; that passport belonged to Satam Al Suqami, who fatally stabbed Daniel Lewin [#228]. Also found at the crime scenes were the identification of one of the Nawaf Alhazmi, Majed Mashaan Ghanem Moqed{15}, Abdulaziz Alomari, Ziad Jarrah, Saeed Alghamdi, Ahmed Alnami, etc.


264. Dec '01 - Pentagon releases poor quality video showing 'OBL' bragging about attacks and wearing a gold ring and watch which are forbidden in Islam, Bush Admin uses this video to vindicate US invading Afghan. (USA Today), Dec '01 - Osama bin Laden reportedly died. (FOX, NY Times), Oct '04 - Video of supposedly OBL admitting to attacks is released 4 days before election and gives Bush a boost in polls (ABC, NY Daily News)
WRH: Bin Laden is alive and he is shown in the video,{16} along with Dr. Al Zawahiri and Suleiman Abu Ghaith. There was no need for retroactive justification of the invasion of the terrorist base of Afghanistan. Killtown knows that OBL is a very pious Muslim, a virtuous man indeed who never breaks any rules. How does Killtown know it’s a gold ring, anyway? He just assumes it’s true, parroting the tripe of his fellow 9/11 deniers.

Here are some other preliminary comments I have:
173. 9/11 - Ari Fleischer claims that Bush received no warnings about the attacks (White House), May '02 - Fleischer confirms that Bush was told by CIA a month before attacks about possibility of OBL terrorists hijacking planes in the US. (SF Gate)
WRH: Killtown’s tiny brain isn’t capable of distinguishing the specific September 11, 2001 plot with the vague, non-actionable intelligence from the August 6, 2001 PDB.
212. Nov '02 - Dept of Homeland Security is created to lead the fight against domestic terrorism. (CBS)
WRH: Why is this suspicious at all? It’s a good thing which has helped to stop terrorist plots from coming to fruition!
222. Sept 4 - Robert Mueller, who oversaw the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing case and the 1991 BCCI banking scandal, becomes director of the FBI. (FBI, BBC)
WRH: What’s the problem here?
242. March '04 - Madrid bombings happen exactly 911 days after 9/11. (News 24, Snopes.com)
WRH: How in the world does this prove USA complicity?
252. Hijacker remains from Flight 77, 93 hijackers were identified at same military base and by a 'process of elimination.' (CBS)
WRH: Exactly. There were no DNA samples from the hijackers’ families with which to work at the time. What does it matter that the remains were identified at the same military base?
257. Sept 10 - Atta and two Arab men allegedly spew anti-American sentiments and leave a Quran and business card behind. (USA Today)
WRH: Atta was known to be virulently anti-American. So if a known religious fanatic is witnessed professing his hatred of America and leaving a copy of the Quran behind, he must have been framed?

Eventually I will have refuted his entire 270-item list in detail.

{1} See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Huysman/911_conspiracism#Al_Qaeda.27s_Numerous_Admissions_of_Responsibility_for_9.2F11.
{2} Saturday, June 17, 2006: Mohamed Atta is dead; he didn’t have military training by Will R. Huysman
{3} Sunday, July 16, 2006: Remote Control Insanity by Will R. Huysman
{4} Wednesday, November 22, 2006: No Martial Law by Will R. Huysman
{5} Saturday, June 17, 2006: Willie Brown warning by Will R. Huysman
{6} Sunday, June 18, 2006: Bomb-Sniffing Dogs by Will R. Huysman
{7} Saturday, June 17, 2006: WTC 7 was NOT demolished by Will R. Huysman
{8} Why is Killtown using evidence that Muslim terrorists were going to attack the USA as part of his case that the attack was an inside job not carried out by Muslim terrorists?

{9} Saturday, June 17, 2006: Bush briefing by Will R. Huysman
{10} Thursday, June 22, 2006: Hampered Investigations at WTC? by Will R. Huysman
{11} Thursday, June 22: 2006: Phone Calls Were Genuine by Will R. Huysman
{12} Sunday, June 18, 2006: Insider Trading Nonsense by Will R. Huysman
{13} Saturday, June 17, 2006: Overview: Hijackers are Dead by Will R. Huysman
{14} Sunday, June 18, 2006: Seared Passports by Will R. Huysman
{15} The enigmatic Moqed is one of the hijackers whose case I’ve been interested in ever since the attack. Remember the FBI press release with the hijacker aliases, etc.? One of his aliases was Majed M.GH Moqed, which stands for Majed Mashaan Ghanem Moqed. See also Monday, June 11, 2007: John Doe II on Majed Moqed by Will R. Huysman.
{16} Thursday, June 22, 2006: Osama bin Laden Tape Genuine by Will R. Huysman


Jimbo Hoffman

Jim Hoffman of 9/11 Research, 9/5/2003:
"Pentagon Attack
The damage to the Pentagon is inconsistent with the impact of a large jetliner.
Evidence
No public evidence shows a 757 approaching the Pentagon, nor remains of such an aircraft.
There are no photographs showing a 757 approaching the Pentagon. 5 security camera photos released in 2002 do not show anything like a 757, but do show a vapor trail like that of a missile.
Video recordings from adjacent businesses were seized by the FBI shortly after the attack and never seen since.
The lawn of the Pentagon outside the west wall was free of aircraft parts identifiable as belonging to a 757. The few small scraps photographed look like they belonged to a much smaller aircraft such as a Global Hawk."
"Aircraft Remains
As the photographs immediately following the attack show, the punctures in the west wall of the Pentagon were far smaller than the profile of a Boeing 757-200, and the lawn was nearly immaculate, free of any large aircraft debris. The few scraps that appear in some photographs are far too thin and light to be part of such an aircraft. Photographs show curious activities by apparent Pentagon employees at the crash site before the arrival of rescue and recovery workers. Much of this evidence is presented and analyzed in the documentary Painful Deceptions. A video taken from a helicopter shows a row of dozens of men in white shirts and ties walking across the lawn in front of the crash site, looking at the ground as if to scour the grass for any telltale evidence. A photo shows about a dozen similarly dressed individuals carrying away a large crate covered with a tarp. Another shows a few such men carrying away small pieces of wreckage. This was all happening around the time firefighters were arriving on the scene. "

Jim Hoffman of 9/11 Research, 6/12/2007:
"But wasn't the damage to the Pentagon's facade inconsistent with the crash of a jetliner the size of a Boeing 757?
No. Contrary to misleading descriptions popularized by popular books and videos, damage to the facade included punctures extending about 100 feet in width on the first floor and about 18 feet on the second floor. Damage on either side of the impact punctures extends about as far as the profile of a 757's wings. Lacking an example of a closely comparable crash, claims that the Pentagon's crash damage is inconsistent with the impact of a 757 lack scientific merit.
But don't photographs immediately after the attack show that there was no plane wreckage?
No. First, since most pre-collapse photographs were taken from the highway -- more than 500 feet away from the crash site -- they fail to show debris fields near the building. Second, the impact punctures were large enough to allow vast majority of the plane's mass to enter the Pentagon. Third, other crash examples show that such a high-speed crash could be expected to shred the aircraft into small, mostly unrecognizable debris. "

Jim Hoffman of 9/11 Research, 9/5/2003:
"The Many Oddities of the Alleged Calls From Doomed Flights
There are a number of oddities about the alleged cell phone calls from the people on the doomed flights. Here are just a few.
The calls have a peculiar distribution with thirteen calls attributed to Flight 93 passengers, but only zero to one attributed to passengers on any of the other flights. Why would the hijackers be so permissive on that flight but only selectively permissive on others, letting Flight 11 Attendant Madeline Sweeney talk for the entire hijacked portion of its route?
Several calls have the ring of fakery. They include the following:
The call to Mark Bingham's mother, Alice, from someone claiming to be her son, was very short. After his awkward introduction, the caller failed to respond to Alice's twice-repeated question, and then the line went dead.
In one of the calls attributed to Barbara Olsen, the caller asked Ted Olsen "What should I tell the pilot?", referring to Chic Burlingame, the captain, who was then supposedly seated in the rear with Barbara. Chic was a graduate of Naval Academy and flew F-4s in Vietnam. It seems highly doubtful that he could have been persuaded to hand over the stick without a fight, and agree to sit in the back of the plane, especially when controllers had been broadcasting to pilots that Flight 11 had been hijacked.
There is no public evidence of recordings of any of the conversations, despite the extended length of some of them, except for Madeline Sweeney's alleged call.
Sweeney, who was the "anchor" for Flight 11, says: "I see, buildings, water, ... Oh my God!", immediately before the crash, as though she, a Massachusetts-based flight attendant of 12 years, had never seen the Manhattan skyline before. Supposedly she was continuously monitoring the view out a window.
A person claiming to be Todd Beamer, one of the heroes of the purported Flight 93 passenger revolt, talked to a Verizon supervisor for 13 minutes. Why would Beamer prefer to talk to a stranger than to someone in his own family?
The alleged Todd Beamer talked like a reporter, giving the blow-by-blow account of the goings-on right up to the famous "Let's roll".
Except for the Beamer call, all of the Flight 93 calls were very short, usually just a few sentences, with the caller ending the conversation by saying they had to go, only to call back later in many cases for another short call. Why did they have to go? Were the hijackers enforcing a one-minute time limit on all conversations?
Canadian scientist A.K. Dewdney concludes in the article Ghostriders in the Sky that cellphone calls could not be made reliably if at all from Flight 93.
He conducted experiments with cell phones to show that cell phones seldom work above 10,000 feet. Several of the alleged Flight 93 calls were made when the plane would still have been near its cruising altitude of 35,000 feet.
Below 10,000 feet, according to Dewdney, cell phone calls made from a jet would cause problematic "cascades" in networks of cellsites on the ground. Cascading is caused by a phone at several thousand feet of elevation being unable to distinguish which of several cellsites has the strongest signal. This causes the phone to repeatedly select a new channel and try again, possibly leading to a network-wide breakdown. No such cascades were reported on September 11th."

Jim Hoffman of 9/11 Research, 6/13/2007:
"Contrary to Dewdney's findings, we have received reports that cell phones do work from aircraft. Other evidence that cell phone calls are possible from jetliners in flight comes from a study by Carnegie Mellon researchers that monitored spectrum frequencies generated by cell phone transmissions during commercial passenger flights. They found that an average of one to four cell phone calls are made during a typical flight. 1 Furthermore, most of the calls from Flight 93 were apparently made from airphones, not cell phones, with the few cell phone calls apparently happening late in the flight when the jetliner's altitude was low.
Although arguments for the majority of calls being faked don't hold up to scrutiny, the reported content of two of the calls raises questions.
In one of two calls Ted Olsen said he received from his wife on Flight 77, she reportedly asked "What should I tell the pilot?," referring to Chic Burlingame, the captain, who was then supposedly seated in the rear with Barbara. Burlingame was a graduate of Naval Academy and flew F-4s in Vietnam. How could Burlingame have been persuaded to hand over the stick without and agree to sit in the back of the plane -- especially when controllers had been broadcasting to pilots that Flight 11 had been hijacked?
Madeline Sweeney, who called to her supervisor from Flight 11, reportedly stated: "I see, buildings, water, ... Oh my God!", immediately before the crash. Why would Sweeney -- a Massachusetts-based flight attendant of 12 years -- speak as though had never seen the Manhattan skyline before?"

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Spooked's Spooky Departure from Reality

Poor old Spooked is out of his mind again, this time saying that nukes were used to destroy the WTC.

Some gems:
"[T]he evidence is consistent with small fusion bombs ("mini-nukes") being used to demolish the towers and render much of their inner contents into fine dust."
"1) like faking the plane footage on 9/11 rather than flying real planes into the towers, faking the moon landing footage was operationally much safer than really landing men on the moon" -- This guy is out of his frickin' mind!
"The 'anonymous physicist' summarizes what was perhaps the largest psyop/TV fakery of all time—not counting wars— the Apollo Moon Landing Hoax. In pondering the vastness of the 9/11 fakery and the collusion between the government and the media, people need to keep in mind the many precedents of similar fakery and collusion. We had the relatively simple fakery regarding the Kennedy Assassination already demonstrated here; and the far more extensive (TV and other) fakery of the alleged Apollo Moon landings—to be expounded upon now. What constitutes fakery? Certainly one criterion is if the 'evidence' to be examined violates the laws of physics— which are inviolable. Another is when the perps are captured doing the fakery. Due to space constraints, I will mostly just list some of the many anomalies, impossibilities, and caught-in-the-act episodes of the Apollo Hoax— like this one— fake video of the 'first Lunar Step for Man.'"
"The bottom line: 9/11 conspiracy theories are VERY MUCH ALIVE and alive for a good reason: the government has not presented a plausible official story!"

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Coming Soon June 2007

Coming soon on Nyctohylophobia, 11 posts:
MYTH: The Pakistani ISI was involved in the 9/11 plot
MYTH: Rudy Giuliani was warned by someone who knew the Twin Towers would be demolished
MYTH: The Israeli art students were Mossad spies with 9/11 foreknowledge and they even tipped off Shabat to warn Sharon not to come to NYC
MYTH: Ameer Bukhari was involved with 9/11
MYTH: Two Odigo employees were warned about 9/11, betraying Israeli state foreknowledge
MYTH: The WTC black boxes are suspiciously missing, especially considering that a firefighter found them
MYTH: Hani Hanjour was not aboard Flight 77 and even if he was he was too crappy a pilot to have hit the Pentagon in the manner observed
MYTH: Osama bin Laden met with a CIA agent in a Dubai hospital in June 2001
MYTH: KSM was killed in September 2002 and his alleged March 2003 arrest was staged
MYTH: Bush did not immediately leave Emma T. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, FL because he knew he was safe from terrorist attacks
MYTH: Ziad Jarrah was not an Islamic fundamentalist
MYTH: The passenger manifests lack Arabic names
MYTH: The bin Ladens took an illegal domestic flight on September 13, 2001
MYTH: The WTC was demolished with thermate
MYTH: The WTC was brought down because it was decaying
MYTH: The “alleged” hijacker Waleed M. Alshehri is alive and was not involved with 9/11
MYTH: Atta dated Amanda Keller, who confirms that he loves porkchops and alcohol
MYTH: The anomalously low passenger loads on 9/11 betray 9/11 foreknowledge
MYTH: David Ray Griffin proved that the WTC was brought down by controlled demolition by pointing out 10 characteristics
MYTH: The columns didn't really bow; Jim Hoffman shows it was an optical illusion caused by refracting light
MYTH:
MYTH: The South Tower should not have collapsed first

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Really, how far-fetched is 9/11

How far-fetched is the following?: 19 suicidal fanatics who had trained in terrorist camps with weapons and lifted weights use knives and martial arts to subdue flight crews who are trained to cooperate with hijackers and refrain from physically resisting, and storm unlocked cockpits and take the controls and use their flight training to crash planes into buildings.

That’s what I thought.

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Patriots Falsely So-Called

MYTH
Patriotism is compatible with 9-11 conspiracism



Attention 9/11 deniers: do yourself a favor and don’t make your stupidity too obvious by including the word “patriot” or some variation thereof in any of your Internet nicknames or autobiographies! You CANNOT be a patriot and accuse the American government, on the basis of FALSE “evidence,” of murdering 2,996 of its own citizens and engaging in a massive cover-up of its so-called false-flag operation! End your sedition at once.

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Thermite Cuts! Not

MYTH
The photos of angled cuts at Ground Zero prove that thermite was used to destroy the WTC



One of the bases for the WTC-was-destroyed-by-thermite arguments is a collection of pictures showing diagonally cut steel beams from the World Trade Center. The problem with these arguments, like those of the gullible Michael Rivero,{1} is that firefighters and other professionals made the cuts well after the collapse of the towers so that the steel could be transported more easily to e.g. Fresh Kills landfill.

Here is the photo most often touted by 9/11 deniers{2}:

These photos from Ground Zero prove my point:


{1} whatreallyhappened.com/thermite.html
{2} At this point I am likening 9/11 conspiracy theorists to anti-Semitic Holocaust deniers. Both groups show extreme disrespect toward the victims of the respective tragedies. They incessantly repeat arguments which have been thoroughly demolished by multiple websites and publications. They also ignore or distort massive volumes of photographic, eyewitness, forensic, etc. evidence. The lunacy of 9/11 deniers has no limits; just look at the cases of Jason Bermas, Jim Fetzer, Judy Wood and her musically gifted tool Ace Baker, Morgan Reynolds, Webfairy, Korey Rowe, Spooked, Albert D. Pastore, and Dylan Avery, to name a few. That is why it is not hard to picture the cover of a 9/11 denial book called “Did 3000 Really Die?”

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Monday, June 11, 2007

SLC's take on Paul Thompson's 9-11 Timeline

I am happy to see that the excellent website Screw Loose Change agrees with my June 06 assessment of Paul Thompson's Cooperative Research website! Shout out and kudos to SLC! :-) See http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/2007/06/9-11-timeline-superb-resource-or.html and also see http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/paul-thompson.html and http://nyctohylophobia.blogspot.com/2006/06/terror-timeline-by-paul-thompson.html.

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John Doe II on Majed Moqed

MYTH
Majed Moqed was not captured on the Dulles airport security video



The genius John Doe II of Team8Plus wonders why there are no images of Majed Moqed passing through Dulles security. He should watch the Dulles security video for himself @ http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/notablecases/moussaoui/exhibits/prosecution/NT00211.html, and maybe take about another 20 seconds of his time to find stills of Moqed in Dulles online. The video is 545MB but I downloaded in on one of my computers and watched it. Moqed wore a white t-shirt and white khaki pants. The video shows the security personnel inspecting him with a wand after the red light of the metal detector flashes. The man in the video matches photos of Moqed, particularly the ATM photo from September 5, 2001.


Moqed is in the middle.

Majed Moqed is on the far left.

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Viewer Discretion Advised

Some loser posted the following comment on my "Flight 93 was not shot down" post: "WHERE WERE THE BODIES??? HOW ABOUT THE WRECKAGE FROM THE PLAIN ASIDE FROM A FEW PIECES LIKE THE ENGINE? PLANES DON'T JUST DISAPEAR OR BURN AWAY WHEN THEY CRASH. LOOK AT ANY OTHER PLANE CRASH, YOU SEE 2 IMPORTANT THINGS MISSING FROM FLIGHT 93 AND THE PENTAGON FLIGHT: BODIES, SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF WRECKAGE." Whoever shouted this nonsense, don't even think about posting at my blog again. You are truly an idiot. Why don't you do 60 seconds of your own research for a change? Let the photos speak for themselves and stop insulting the memory of these poor souls!
















































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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Response to Aidan

A:Man im disapointed.[sic] I can see that you have already been coerced into beleiving [sic] the gov't.
WRH: Indeed, I was held at gunpoint.
A:There is MORE than enough information proving the stagings of these attacks.
WRH:There are MORE than enough 9/11 conspiracy websites poisoning the well with trivially refuted claims, and MORE than enough people trying to lecture me on why I must be wrong.
A:There is also MORE than enough dis-information to prove these weren't.
WRH:Like what?
A:You can choose to believe as you wish, as long as that satisfies you.
WRH:I'm not a pragmatist; I embrace truth regardless of how convenient it is.
A:I believe that is why you changed your mind, you took the cowards [sic] way out.
WRH:You really know me well.
A:If you're supposedly interested in politics how about reading up on the Patriot act? Even if it wasn't a terrorist attack the end result is still the same. Your rights have been abolished,
WRH:I'm fine, thanks. I hope you're grateful for your increased safety. America is neither fascist nor proto-fascist and I am effectively free as ever.
A:america [sic] is at war again,
WRH:We were right to go to war with Iraq but surely it can be fought more effectively, with fewer deaths on both sides.
A:and we're on the brink of another depression.
WRH:We'll see, Nostradamus. I can only hope you're more accurate than Alex Jones.

A:I bet all of your friends and family are happy you changed your mind.
WRH:I don't really talk about it with them, and have only mentioned it in passing.

A:AND ps dont think you're something special for posting links and regurgitating information.
WRH:Pardon me for citing sources and bringing the truth to a broad audience in succinct yet enlightening posts.
A:I also happen to be a highschool student
WRH:Cool; I hope school's going well for you. I just took the SATs today.
A:and DON'T see anythign [sic] miraculous about this.
WRH:Of course not.
A:It is people like you (among the millions of others) that hold us back from true freedom.
WRH:Obstacles to true freedom, peace, and harmony? Try terrorists. Obstacles to logic, truth, and intellectual honesty? Try 9/11 conspiracists.

Hey guys, I'm REALLY sorry I haven't been able to update. I have many more responsibilities now (which is a good thing), so things are going to be sluggish for a while.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I am honored to be the basis for a bar from the the Grammy-worthy Ace Baker song "Judy Would":
What if your story got all twisted and abused?

To have a good laugh, go to http://www.acebaker.com/9-11/JudyWood/JudyWould.html.

To-do list:

MYTHGeorge Bush's brother, Jeb Bush, declared martial law in Florida on 9/7/2001 in anticipation of 9/11



Jeb Bush's executive order was not martial law; read it yourself:
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 01-261
WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard has the statutory responsibility to
provide support to law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel
in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters; and

WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard has the responsibility to provide
training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations
relating to counter drug operations; and

WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard must train to meet such
responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard is funded for any such training by
budgetary appropriation or grants before any such training; and

WHEREAS, the Florida National Guard must conduct such training in active
service of the state, as defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes (also known
as active military service and state active duty) for members of the Florida
National Guard to be covered by Section 250.34, Florida Statutes; and

WHEREAS, as Governor, I may delegate the authority contained in Section
250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to order training to help respond to civil
disturbances, natural disasters, and counter drug operations to The Adjutant
General of the State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the State of Florida that I delegate
such authority, so that the Florida National Guard is adequately trained to meet
its obligation to help respond to civil disturbances, natural disasters, and
counter drug operations and so that members of the Florida National Guard
performing such training are covered by Section 250.34, Florida Statutes; and

WHEREAS, the Governor may order the Florida National Guard to provide
extraordinary support to law enforcement upon request and such a request has
been received from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to assist
FDLE in performing port security training and inspections.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB BUSH, as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the
authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution,
and by Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, and all other applicable laws, do
hereby promulgate the following Executive Order, to take immediate effect:

Section 1. Based upon the foregoing, I hereby find that the public welfare
requires that the Florida National Guard train to support law-enforcement
personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances
or natural disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement
personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations.

Section 2. I hereby delegate to The Adjutant General of the State of
Florida all necessary authority, within approved budgetary appropriations or
grants, to order members of the Florida National Guard into active service, as
defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of training to
support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the
event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide training support
to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to
counter drug operations.

Section 3. The Florida National Guard may order selected members on to
state active duty for service to the State of Florida pursuant to Section
250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to assist FDLE in performing port security training
and inspections. Based on the potential massive damage to life and property that
may result from an act of terrorism at a Florida port, the necessity to protect
life and property from such acts of terrorism, and inhibiting the smuggling of
illegal drugs into the State of Florida, the use of the Florida National Guard
to support FDLE in accomplishing port security training and inspections is
"extraordinary support to law enforcement" as used in Section 250.06(4), Florida
Statutes.

Section 4. The Adjutant General shall not place members of the Florida
National Guard into active service for longer than necessary to accomplish the
purposes declared herein.

Section 5. This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order Number 01-17.
Executive Order Number 01-17 is hereby revoked.

Section 6. This Executive Order shall remain in full force and effect until
the earlier of its revocation or June 30, 2003.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Great
Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capitol, this 7th
day of September 2001.


It must be noted that a state of emergency is not the same as martial law. Martial law is when the military takes over to function as police (they can seize private property, arrest citizens, set curfews, etc.) In the case of Jeb Bush's executive orders, civilian law was still in effect, not military (martial) law. September is part of hurricane season, and there is no demonstrable connection between these benign executive orders and 9/11 foreknowledge.

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