Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Elephant In the Room Part II

The director of the film dropped by in the comments section of the prior post and left this message:

You can watch the whole of the film in high quality from start to finish at http://www.nosmokewithoutfire.co.uk and you can watch my other documentarys and film work at http://www.deaddeanfilms.com if you like. I welcome any critical analysis of my work that doesn't resort to name calling All the best Dean Puckett Director of 'The Elephant in the Room'

Hate to break this to you, Dean, but you can take it to the bank that we're not going to get through a movie about the Troof Movement without some name-calling.

Some profanity (arguably NSFW).

This segment starts with more Willie Rodriguez. The filmmaker says "If your story is correct, then the official story is not."

Bzzzt! Wrong! Here's a very simple way that Willie's story (at least this version) can be reconciled with the "official" story. Flight 11 hits the North Tower. A fireball rockets down the elevator shaft and explodes in the basement, causing the burn injuries to the man who Willie describes as having skin hanging off him. This is what Willie hears, and seconds later he hears the explosion from the top of the building.

Update: And indeed, this is how Willie himself described it on CNN on the one-year anniversary of 9-11:

And at that terrible day when I took people out of the office, one of them totally burned because he was standing in front of the freight elevator and the ball of fire came down the duct of the elevator itself, I put him on the ambulance.

Of course, this does not explain all the other versions of Willie Rodriquez's story, as documented ably by our buddy Mark Roberts.

Then we get a bit of activism at the Notting Hill carnival where a couple of teen girls go bananas, enthusiastically agreeing with the inside job. It appears they spout profanities about former President Bush, although I really can't be certain because their accents are overwhelming. The chubby gal's left boob almost pops out during this segment.

We get somebody talking about fighters in a cave couldn't do a sophisticated job like that. Again, al-Qaeda is not made up of cavemen. Zawahiri is a doctor, Bin Laden is educated (although sources disagree on whether he got a degree). Atta studied architecture and urban planning.

There are a couple more comments from fruitcake passers-by. I particularly like the gal in the blue hair talking about how the mainstream media are never going to cover this; one presumes she's missed the Conspiracy Files shows on the BBC, and the History Channel specials.

We get Scott Forbes next; apparently he's a Troofer which does explain why his story of the power down in one tower gets repeated so often. He claims to have "instinctively" associated the collapse of the South Tower with the power down that weekend. He remarks on the oddity of there being so many "engineers" in overalls; of course, Forbes said in a 2005 interview that the power down was for "cabling" in the building, so surely men in overalls are not surprising? In addition, note that in this film Forbes estimates that the power was off for 30 hours, while in the interview a few years ago he very specifically gave the time frame as lasting from Noon Saturday to 2:00 PM Sunday, which is 26 hours. Note that the times that Forbes has given are inconsistent; in a 2004 email to John Kaminski which brought him to the attention of the Troofers, Forbes said 36 hours:

On the weekend of 9/8,9/9 there was a 'power down' condition in WTC tower 2, the south tower. This power down condition meant there was no electrical
supply for approx 36hrs from floor 50 up.

We get the usual moaning that Scott doesn't like to be labeled a conspiracy theorist. At the end Forbes claims that the Port Authority does not acknowledge that the power down took place. I do wonder what the PA has to do with this anyway; they had transferred the management of the complex to Silverstein's group, right?

And I do have to question Forbes' claims that there were no backup power systems for his company; surely blackouts are not unknown in New York City?