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The first conspiracy theories about September 11 began to emerge while the wreckage was still smoldering. Today, nearly five years later, hundreds of books and thousands of Web pages are devoted to the idea that the U.S. government encouraged, permitted, or actually carried out the attacks. These theories claim to be based on hard evidence. But an in-depth investigation by POPULAR ...
The first conspiracy theories about September 11 began to emerge while the wreckage was still smoldering. Today, nearly five years later, hundreds of books and thousands of Web pages are devoted to the idea that the U.S. government encouraged, permitted, or actually carried out the attacks. These theories claim to be based on hard evidence. But an in-depth investigation by POPULAR MECHANICS--first published in the magazine's March 2005 issue, and now greatly expanded into book form--definitively proves that the evidence most often cited by conspiracy theorists is inaccurate, misinterpreted, or false.
The original article in POPULAR MECHANICS caused a huge groundswell of interest, setting off online debates that continue to this day. Debunking 9/11 Myths expands that investigation to include the 20 most prominent and persistent claims underlying the conspiracy theories, focusing on concrete, physical facts rather than political hypothesizing. Among the issues examined: claims that air traffic control violated standard operating procedures by not immediately intercepting the stricken jets; that the fire caused by the crashes wasn't actually hot enough to melt steel and cause structural damage in the World Trade Center; that the holes in the Pentagon were too small to have been made by a Boeing 757; and that Flight 93 was actually shot down by an Air Force plane.
The fascinating and in-depth findings come from leading experts in all the relevant fields, including aviation, air defense, air traffic control, civil engineering, firefighting, metallurgy, and geology.
“Certainly one of the most original—and potentially controversial—titles on the topic.” —Publishers Weekly
“Do you have a friend who emails you the most recent documentary ‘proving’ that a missile impacted the Pentagon or that timed explosions brought down WTC-7? Buy him a copy of this book. He’ll thank you later.”—Weekly Standard
Foreword James B. Meigs ix
1 The Planes 1
The Hijackers' Flying Skills 3
Where's the Pod? 8
Flight 175's Windows 12
No Stand-Down Order 14
Military Intercepts 22
2 World Trade Center Towers 1 & 2 27
The Empire State Building Accident 29
Widespread Damage 32
Melted Steel 36
Free-Fall Times 42
Puffs of Dust 46
"Nano-Thermite" in the Towers 54
Seismic Spikes 60
3 World Trade Center Building 7 64
Fire and Debris Damage 67
Wreckage Pile 72
Silverstein's "Pull It" Quote 78
The Death of Barry Jennings 80
Minimal Wreckage to Study 85
4 The Pentagon 89
Flight 77 Debris 92
Big Plane, Small Holes 96
Intact Pentagon Windows 101
5 Flight 93 104
F-16 Pilot 106
The White Jet 110
Cell-Phone Calls 112
The Wreckage 116
Indian Lake 119
Afterword: The Conspiracy Industry 121
Appendix A Experts Consulted 138
Appendix B World Trade Center Report 142
Appendix C World Trade Center Building 7 164
Appendix D Pentagon Building Report 176
Posted May 26, 2012
No i have not read this yet! But i myselve do believe that 9/11 was planned we all heard how bush went over to talk to osama bin laden the day before the attacks happen why was that?? Mmm seems fishy if you ask me! Im not a conspiracy theorist but some of you should check out jesse ventura if you want the truth about are governments actions and plans!
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Posted November 15, 2011
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