Dallas Gets It Very Own 9/11 Truther Billboard on Stemmons Freeway
You had to know that the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, would spawn a host of conspiracy theories, like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Pearl Harbor before it. So, we here at the Dallas Observer office weren't all that suprised to receive multiple hand-mailed letters from the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, informing us that its campaign to expose the real story behind the fall of the Twin Towers had come to the City of Hate, on a nearby stretch of Stemmons Freeway between Oak Lawn and Market Center.
It reads, "Did you know a 3rd tower fell on 9/11?" and provides a link to its website, ReThink911.org. "Trust Your Eyes, the Facts, and the Laws of Physics," a pamphlet implores readers, before attempting to dismantle the report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which concluded that the root cause of the collapse was an "office furnishings-fueled blaze" that burned uncontrollably in the third tower, WTC 7. These fires weakened and unseated a steel girder, whose failure caused a cascade of floor failures. The report found that if the building's sprinkler system had worked (water pipes were damaged by the collapse of the twin towers) WTC 7 might still be standing.
This group, one of many such organizations, claims however that WTC 7 falls all too "uniformly through what was the path of greatest resistance." "A single, localized failure...NIST's unseated girder could not cause the systematic and total failure of 400 other structural steel connections per second."
It could, NIST reports, if WTC 7 had long, unsupported floor spans, which it did.
The group claims to have documented "unmistakable signs of a controlled demolition." NIST says the kind of explosives required to initiate column failure would register at 140 decibels at a distance of at least half a mile. No one, so far, has reported hearing such sounds. The truthers talk about thermite and microspheres -- further evidence, they say, of an explosion. An analysis of the infamous "red/gray chips" by the American Academy of Forensic Science found that they were an epoxy resin, not thermite.
Make of these guys what you will. If you're buying what they are selling, you can literally go online and buy coffee mugs, T-shirts and DVDs. The truth has a price.