"Ben" Lying Again
You can find all sorts of websites where people collect bits of information and try to weave them into conspiracy theories. Sometimes this doesn't sound good enough, so you just make it up. Loose Change claims:
Ben Fountain, a financial analyst who worked in the WTC, told People Magazine that in the weeks before 9-11, there were a number of unannounced and unusual drills where sections of both the Twin Towers and Building 7 were evacuated for security reasons.They provide a link to a site which claims that. But if you do a simple Internet search for the actual quote, you find, from a conspiracy website no less, that that is not what he said:
Ben Fountain, 42, a financial analyst with Fireman's Fund, was coming out of the Chambers Street Station, headed for his office on the 47th floor of the south tower. "How could they let this happen? They knew this building was a target. Over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going on." [People]This is how these theories grow, someone says something relatively innocent like "we had a fire drill in one tower" and all of a sudden it becomes "all three towers were evacuated for security reasons". By version 3 it will grow to "Dick Cheney was seen carrying in several large packages".
Then, as if this wasn't bad enough, their very next statement contradicts their theory.
Daria Coard, a guard in the North Tower, told Newsday that security detail was working 12 hour shifts for two weeks before 9-11. But on Thursday the 6th, bomb sniffing dogs were abruptly removed from the building.
OK, so what this is essentially telling us, is that during the weeks preceding the attacks, when those "unusual" evacuations were taking place, presumably allowing conspirators the opportunity to sneak explosives into the three buildings, extra security, including bomb sniffing dogs was brought in! Yeah, it should have been a piece of cake to bring in thousands of pounds of high explosives and place them all around 3 buildings with extra patrols of bomb sniffing dogs.
Brilliant plan if I do say so myself.