Ben Fountain, Meet Scott Forbes
I have already discussed how Loose Change takes a quote from Ben Fountain, who worked in the South Tower, out of context (and outright lied) to make it look like he suggested that conspirators were given the opportunity to place explosives in "both twin towers and World Trade Center 7" due to "a number of unannounced and unusual drills ".
Now even if we ignore the fact that Loose Change's own source points out that extra bomb sniffing dogs were working the towers during this time, and that Ben Fountain was only speaking about the tower he worked in, how could they place the thousands of explosives in the short time of a fire drill? Well the Loosers point to another man, Scott Forbes in order to fill in this hole.
Well, there are several problems with this theory. Scott Forbes also worked in the south tower, which still leaves the other two buildings unexplained, without a single witness to explain how hundreds of technicians could have placed thousands of explosive charges, without any of the security, workers, or bomb sniffing dogs noticing.
Furthermore, in an interview, with Killtown, a pro-conspiracy blog no less, Scott Forbes directly contradicts Ben Fountain's account (emphasis mine).
KT: Besides the "power down" the weekend before 9/11, was there any other unusual activity going on related to the WTC? There was one guy, Ben Fountain, who worked on the 47 floor of the WTC 2 who said there was an unusual amount of evacuation drills. Did you experience any of those?
SF: We had regular fire/evacuation drills, but not an unusual number.
In the usual logical flexibility displayed by conspiracy theorists, they amazingly manage to use two completely contradictory eyewitnesses, to support the same theory!
Even if we accept Scott's word, and not Ben's, all he is saying is that the power was out in part of one tower for about 24 hours. He never claims the building was blocked off from witnesses, and even talks about being there himself for part of the time. So could thousands of explosive charges really have been placed, even in this one tower, in a public building in a 24 hour period, without anyone noticing?
Well here is an example of the work that goes into a controlled demolition, on a building only a fraction of the size of just one of the towers (emphasis mine):
The button to bring down the 30-story office tower at Seventh and Houston streets, one of the tallest buildings ever to be imploded, will be pushed at 8 a.m., said John Angelina president of D.H. Griffin of Texas, a Houston company that has served on the demolition team, which also includes Midwest Wrecking in Fort Worth.
Crews have been working feverishly this week on the final preparations on work that began in November.
"We'll work as hard today as we have in the last four months," Brian Choate, Midwest Wrecking's chief executive, said Thursday.