Chandler and Bursill
I just got around to listening to this interview today. Some thoughts:
1. The last half of the interview is all "We're not the no-plane at the Pentagon" movement, although Bursill admits at one point that over half the 9-11 Truthers believe just that. Bursill also rails against speculation, but gives his assent when Chandler speculates that none of the planes on 9-11 were actually flown by the hijackers. Why, Bursill (who apparently works in aircraft maintenance) states, there are thousands of ways to fly those planes. Really, John? Then why aren't you detailing that part of the conspiracy?
2. Got a chuckle when Chandler gripes a bit about Richard Gage getting all the face time in Architects and Engineers. Looks like more than a few people are starting to catch onto the fact that Gage's motives are not altruistic.
3. Bursill or Chander (can't remember which) prevaricates a bit when they talk about Gage's endorsement of National Security Alert, claiming that all he really meant to say was "these are some young kids who've done a lot of hard work, and it would be great if the rest of us were as dedicated," but that has been misused. Once again, what Gage said about National Security Alert:
"The exhaustive effort by Craig Ranke and Aldo Marquis of Citizen Investigation Team to contact, record, document, and analyze numerous first-hand eyewitness accounts of the actual flight path of the airliner at the Pentagon on 9/11 has been long overdue, but worth waiting for. The evidence they have uncovered and compiled in their DVD "National Security Alert" deserves serious attention - particularly in light of what we now know about the explosive destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises that day."
4. Bursill and Chandler decry the "If X then Y" nature of the CIT theories, where X is "the plane flew north of the Citgo" and Y is "then Flight 77 didn't hit the Pentagon". But Chandler does the same thing (and Bursill gushes that this is the most incontrovertible evidence he's ever found) when he says, "If Building 7 fell at freefall then it must have been a controlled demolition."
5. Chandler is an obvious right-winger. I mean, active in the sanctuary movement in the 1980s, talks about chickens coming home to roost, wonders where the monument to all the people we killed in Vietnam is. It's pretty apparent that he's somewhere to the starboard of Attila the Hun. Either that or he has some friends who are.