Saturday, September 23, 2006

9-11 Press for Truth Analysis Part II

Doing the second ten minutes here. First there is a complaint about how very few people who were rounded up initially ended up charged. But we know now that very few other people in America were involved in the plot. There is no mention of Zacharias Moussaoui, however, which is a rather glaring error. By November of 2001, the narrator says, the Jersey Girls decided that an independent investigation was needed to do what the Justice Department and the media "seemed unwilling do". Boy, gave the Justice Department two months, did they? We get a little teaser of CT nonsense from one of the Girls:

"We felt that the country was at risk from terrorists and incompetence... and um, maybe worse."

Oh, yeah, maybe worse, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more.

Then we get into the destruction of the towers. Again, no direct controlled demolition discussion, but it's certainly hinted at. "Why did the buildings fall? How could skyscrapers just like, crumple to the ground in ten seconds?" As usual, the narrator is unable to resist the "factoid". "Never before, or since, had fire caused a steel frame building to collapse."

Of course, that's BS both ways. The World Trade Center towers did not solely collapse because of fire; there was also a little matter of the planes slamming into them, destroying columns and stripping fireproofing from the steel. And steel-framed buildings have collapsed from fire before; just not highrise steel framed buildings.

Then we get into World Trade Center 7, and I'm sorry, but I'm beginning to doubt this is anything less than a CT film cleverly disguised.

We get the mother of a firefighter giving us the next lie:

"The largest structural collapse in world history, the largest loss of life on American soil since the Civil War and not one governmental or elected official wanted to know why and how this happened?"

In fact the collapses of the World Trade Center buildings are probably the most studied disasters of all time. Major building code changes have come out of these studies. Are these women, who tell us how much they have studied 9-11, simply unaware of all this?

The announcer also tells us that Tom Kean (whose name is hilariously mispronounced the way it looks--it's really pronounced Kane) and Lee Hamilton headed the commission which was evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, but the commission members were all former "DC insiders and lawyers". (Menacing music). Boo, hiss.

Then we get a gripe about the money. As usual they cannot resist having one of the family members lie for the camera. Bob McIlvaine is called on to do his part:

"Remember in the 1990s they spent a hundred million dollars to investigate Clinton's sexual exploits. 100 million dollars!"

Except of course that the Starr Investigation cost $80 million and it investigated a heck of a lot more than Clinton's sexual exploits (including Whitewater), and resulted in the imprisonment of the sitting governor of Arkansas, as well as other convictions. McIlvaine is the father of a 9-11 victim and a longtime 9-11 Denier. He even appeared on Cynthia McKinney's bizarre Citizen's Commission back in 2004.


At 24 September, 2006 08:51, Blogger MarkyX said...

I agree with this. Although some people might turn a blind eye for this because it looks like we are "attacking" the families, people need to see what the other side has to offer.

There is some very legit questions by the family members I have read and that need to be answered. But movies like Loose Change and this one are putting a concrete barrier throughout the United States, seperating people into different camps. Instead of people asking why Congress didnt even read the Patriot Act, they are debating whether or not THERMITE was used in the WTC.

And I will say this for the record, although it may sound harsh: Just because someone you know died on 911, does not mean you are immune of being wrong. You are still human and humans make mistakes.

This just happens to be one of them.

At 24 September, 2006 09:38, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

I think the family members were taken advantage of. I think the Jersey Girls, for example, probably feel the USG was incompetent (it was) and maybe even negligent (also possible, but much harder to prove), but I doubt, of there own accord, they thought much more than this.

I think the filmmakers and other CT nutjobs capitalized on them and their beef with the USG, problably had long convincing sessions with them, showing them the "intriguing" "evidence" that implicates the USG in more than negligence. If anything, I am more mad with the mainstream CTers over this, the more I think about it. They decided, I guess, that in order to get their rediculous theories accross, they were gonna have to win the sympathy of america first, by using the JErsey Girls and others, and then they would try to brainwash america with their much more rediculous theories, which as you say, are hinted at numerous times throughout the film, but never enough to lose credibility with the naive or fencesitters.

Very crafty these filmmakers.



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