Response to Dylan
Over at his blog he asks:
Hey, Screw Loose Change, have you got anything to say to the rescue workers who believe 9/11 was an inside job? It's astounding how quickly people can throw insults and conjecture from behind a monitor, but when it comes to face to face confrontation, these same people back down from any opportunity.
Go to any of the NYC 9/11 Truth meetings. Meet Craig Bartmer, David Miller, Kevin McPadden, Mike McCormick, tell any of those four people to their face that they're "kook Liberal conspiracy nutjobs"
Tell Willie Rodriguez he didn't hear explosions in the basement of the North Tower prior to the plane's impact. Tell Jose Sanchez, his co-worker, that he just imagined the entire thing and was confused.
I live in Phoenix, so going to a NYC 9/11 Truth meeting is not exactly in the cards, although I hope to make it to Ground Zero over the holidays.
As I have said several times, if Dylan and company were dedicated to proving that the government lied about the air quality after 9-11, they might find me on their side. I have not looked into this extensively but I did start a thread over at the JREF forums specifically to request information on this topic and am posting stories on that issue there as I find them. There is ample reason to believe that the air quality was unhealthy, even if you don't believe in the rest of 9-11 Denial. Now, it is also an open question as to what percentage of the first responders would have worked on the pile had the government admitted it was hazardous. I suspect the number would be high.
As for the first responders who believe 9-11 was an inside job, I suspect that's a very small percentage of the total. Dylan mentions four such people. The bit about us calling them "kook liberal conspiracy nutjobs" is a red herring; we never accuse people of being liberals for believing in 9-11 Denial. Kooks and conspiracy nutjobs? Sure. Willie Rodriguez is just plain wrong about his claim of bombs in the basement; why is he the only person to remember this? As the Popular Mechanics editors pointed out the person Willie described with skin hanging off, sounded more like he/she had been hit by a fireball than by an explosion.