The Newest "Whistleblower"
In the tradition of Richard Andrew Grove, the truthers have found their newest "whistleblower", in this case a man named Lauro Chavez, who claims to be a former Army sergeant who served in CENTCOM. A quick analysis of his "whistleblowing" shows he is suspect, to say the least:
Ill start by saying a few months prior it was announced by President Bush that Dick Cheney would be heading up operations over NORAD our North American Aerospace Defense Command. Along with many of my peers,we were shocked. Over the years, if you research NORAD, it has always been under the command of a Military officer.This is simply not true, the commander of NORAD in 2001 was Ralph Eberhart, an Air Force General.
On the morning of 9-11 I had been on base prepped and ready to go since about 0400am.Anyone who has ever spent 10 minutes in the military, would know there is no such thing as "0400am".
So, I was standing in the SCIF (Secure Compartmented Information Facility), which is basically this underground bunker command post for USCENTCOM, when the first plane hit.SCIF actually stands for "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility"
To delve even further, as Im standing there watching the towers collapse, next to me is one of my good friends and a former commander of the Army Corps of engineers. He is a demolitions expert. He was even more surprised than me.The commander of the Army Corps of Engineers is a Lieutenant General. What are the odds that a SGT (E-5) would be standing there in a bunker chatting with a "good friend" who is a former 3 star general?
We all knew then we all realized that this was not some group of unorganized cave dwellers from Afghanistan orchestrating a perfect hit on American soil.
Anyone who had spent some time in CENTCOM would know that Al Qaeda was not just a group of "unorganized cave dwellers". They are an organized international network of Islamic terrorists.
Shortly after the Pentagon was struck I called my close friend that I went to Basic Training with. All civilian lines were down and I had to contact him via STU which is a black line classified phone system.
A STU (Secure Telephone Unit) is not a type of phone system, it is a type of phone. The military phone system is actually referred to as DSN (Defense Switched Network).
On September 25, 4 days before my 25th birthday,I deployed to Afghanistan.
Unless this guy was some sort of elite special ops soldier (unlikely for an E-5) it is unlikely he deployed on September 25th, the US didn't even begin the bombing of Afghanistan until October 7th. The widespread use of ground troops was still a couple of months off.
Over the 8 months I was there I had never seen one intelligent Afghani soldier. They were all tattered and scrawny and could barely shoot their weapons straight. This does not mean that there were not men that could fly a plane, but after what I saw it was extremely hard to believe they could be taught to fly a sophisticated piece of aeronautical equipment.
The last I checked no Afghan soldiers (Afghani is their money, not their people) piloted any of the 4 planes. I am pretty sure this information reached CENTCOM.
Not only does he [Steven Jones] profoundly agree that building 7 was a controlled demolition he can prove it. After he analyzed the piece of debris they found; there were large traces of sulfur and Thermite found. If you did not know, Thermite is a chemical compound found in many explosives including C4 which I have used many times in the Army. It leaves a distinct smell and identifiable residue upon explosion. Dr Jones found large traces of this from the rubble.
Thermite is an incendiary, not an explosive, and it is most certainly not used in C4.
I don't know what this guy has been using, but it definitely wasn't C4...
Update: I originally found this story posted on the Veterans for "Truth" site via the "Scholars" for 9/11 "Truth" site (we all know what sticklers for the truth they are). 911 Blogger has picked up the story though, along with a bunch of comments both supporting and attacking him. Of course, in the usual conspiracy theorist "heads I win, tails you lose" logic, if he is a fake, it is only because he is a plant by their enemies to discredit the movement.
Mr. Chavez's e-mail is in the original article, so I wrote him to give him a chance to respond.