The 9/11 Smoking Gun – WTC7
On 9/11/2001, two planes struck two towers, which collapsed shortly thereafter.
The smoking gun is this:
A few hours after WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed, a third tower (WTC7) also collapsed. WTC7 was NOT hit by a plane, and it looked EXACTLY like a controlled demolition, and the entire media have been silent about it.
Watching the video is sufficient. We don’t need any conspiracy theories about how it was demolished, or by whom … or why … in order for us to know the self-evident fact that it was demolished.
The official story denies a controlled demolition; therefore, it is also self-evident that the official story is a lie. The entire mainstream media have been silent about WTC 7, and thus it is also self-evident that the mainstream media are complicit in the cover-up. The only possible explanation is that the world we live in is the candy coating on the real world. If the perpetrators can pull off 9/11, blame it on some stooges, and keep it all out of the media, then they can get away with just about anything.
After more than five years of delay, the official story on WTC7 was that burning office material in the few isolated fires we saw was that what caused the collapse. However, it is physically impossible that burning office materials could have caused a complete collapse of WTC7, and it is so ludicrous as to be an intentional cover-up, to claim that it could have caused a collapse that looked exactly like a controlled demolition.
Any believable explanation would have to explain why WTC7 collapsed so symmetrically and completely and at free fall speed (the time it would take for a ball dropped from the top to hit the ground). Any believable explanation would therefore have to explain why WTC7 collapsed as if every structural connection in it were cut at the same instant.
Even if all 9/11 conspiracy theories were wrong, it would still be self-evident that the official story is also wrong; therefore, it is also self-evident that the government, the media, and both political parties cannot be trusted because the most innocent possible interpretation is that not one of them trust their own ability to think independently.
To be fair, almost no one trusts their own ability to think independently. How better can we honor the victims of 9/11 than to wake up, shed our mystical faith in authority, get off our knees, and embrace our own ability to think?
Lest anyone lose so much progress and relapse back into denial, let’s consider a little more evidence right away.
I recommend everyone start with the documentary put together for us by Architects and Engineers for Truth. It is packed with evidence and expert testimony. Like me, they also don’t speculate on conspiracy theories about how, who, or why. They just add expert testimony to the self-evident fact that WTC7 was a controlled demolition. In it you will see that many experts agree – the official story cannot be true.
We have already examined enough evidence to be certain that the official story cannot be true because it is self-evident that WTC 7 was some form of controlled demolition. Therefore, I am reluctant to distract anyone with additional evidence because how could we possibly make the case any stronger? For example, we don’t need to know anything about how it was demolished to know that it was demolished. However, one additional piece of evidence that is pretty amazing is when Larry Silverstein (the owner) sure sounded like he was admitting a controlled demolition in 2002. The 2002 confession was pretty clear, but the 2004 confession, which never aired, was even more clear – and yet, the media ignored these and other confessions. At the lower levels of the media, they don’t trust their own ability to think independently, and at the top levels …
Unlike the official story of a collapse by office fire, the confessions by the owners and John Kerry ware consistent with the self-evident fact that WTC7 was a controlled demolition. However, the official story is safe; whereas, the confessions cannot be propagated because they could not be true without conspiracy. For example, How is it that WTC7 was already wired for demolition on 9/11? On the other hand, If WTC7 were wired within just a couple of hours, then how was such a miraculous operation kept secret, and why has it been kept secret – even after multiple confessions? Why did the entire media conspire to ignore the confessions – just like they conspired to ignore the controlled demolition?
Consider Larry Silverstein’s additional admission that he had been at the top of one of the towers having breakfast with his tenants until noon every day since July, 26th – every day except September 11th.
On a personal note, pretty much no one learned that tower 7 collapsed at first, and when I learned about it in 2006, the first thing I had to admit was that the entire mainstream media were intentionally misleading me beyond their usual pro-government politically correct bias. I also had to admit that the leaders of the Democrats and Republicans were working together to intentionally mislead me.
Since 9/11, I had always thought that the collapses of WTC1 and WTC2 were not only highly improbable, but were also very unnatural looking. Nevertheless, my estimate that there was a .5% chance that they could have collapsed like they did was enough that I did not suspect conspiracy, and so I looked into it no further and was unaware of 9/11 truthers until the South Park episode in 2006 making fun of truthers, and this made me curious.
Since 2006, in spite of hundreds of hours of research and a degree in engineering, I have still found no likely explanation to date from official sources; whereas, I have found much evidence of conspiracy. In fact, in 2006 there was still no official story on WTC7.
It has been my experience with the topic of 9/11 that, more than most conspiracies, the official explanations, such as the one in Popular Mechanics, are so full of mistakes, logical fallacies, and pettiness that they have made me more suspicious – not less; and attempts by laymen to defend the official story are so full of mistakes, logical fallacies, and pettiness that they too have made me more suspicious. Unlike most conspiracies, just about every attempt I have seen by both laymen and the media to discredit critics of the official 9/11 story reveal that those laymen and media don’t even know the official story, which proves they are just trying to conform!
How better can we honor the victims of 9/11 than to wake up, shed our mystical faith in authority, get off our knees, and embrace our own ability to think?
(update 2013) In 2013 at a posh hotel in Seattle, I encountered a couple from Portland who owned a small structural analysis consulting company. They had had a few drinks and were loose with their talk. When I asked if they could explain how WTC 7 collapsed, they said they don’t already know, but they bragged that for the right price they can always fabricate any plausible sounding explanation necessary to satisfy the highest bidder! They implied how that is just how the world it works, and how that has been the secret of their success!
(update 2014) I still encounter educated professionals who don’t know that a third tower fell on 9/11, which reminds me of the second proof of conspiracy: Why did the media bury the existence of the third tower, and why are none of them curious given that controlled demolition is self-evident and thus the official story cannot be true?