The Great Gold Heist
The more I get into this, the more I am amazed by the ridiculous assertions. Take this gem on why the WTC was destroyed. This is what happens when you smoke too much pot and watch Die Hard III
Rumor has it that over $160 billion dollars in gold were stored in the World Trade Center. So where did all the gold go?
Of course their defenders will complain that they are not actually arguing this, just saying that there are "rumors". This is ridiculous logic, if I posted on this blog, much less made a movie about it, that there were rumors that Al Gore was really an alien from the planet Zorgon, you could rightly make fun of me, rumors or not.
The point behind this being that these rumors are idiotic, as anyone with basic logic can figure out, and the filmmakers are idiots for repeating them.
In September 2001 gold was trading at less than $300 a troy ounce. Just to keep math simple I will round up to $300. $160 billion divided by $300 = 533,333,333 troy ounces. One pound is 14.583 troy ounces (it is a weird measurement, I had to look it up) so that makes 36,572,264 lbs. or 18,286 tons.
So if our conspirators had a bunch of really big dump trucks that could haul this gold away 10 tons at a time, they could do this in a mere 1,827 truck loads. If they hurried and managed to load each truck in an incredibly efficient 5 minutes, 24 hours a day. They could accomplish this heist in 6 days and 8 hours. All without someone noticing!
Of course a cynic could also just point out that the entire gold reserves of the United States only totaled 8,133 tons in 2006.
Who writes this stuff?