Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Truth Is Out There...

...but the 9/11 Scholars For Truth are REALLY out there. During the 4pm hour today, we're scheduled to be joined by Professor William Woodward of the University of New Hampshire, a member of the 9/11 conspiracy movement. Perhaps the best summary of their position is found in the internet movie "Loose Change."

In preparation for today's conversation, Professor Woodward sent me a list of questions that he needs answers to. I am presenting it below in its entirety. If you want the actual answers to these questions--and not uninformed lunacy--you'll find them here and here.


1. Why were warnings of the 9/11 attack ignored?
2. Who warned SF mayor Willie Brown not to fly to NYC on the morning of 9/11?
3. Who purchased record numbers of put options against United and American Airlines during the week preceding 9/11?
4. Why have only a few frames of video footage—none showing a jetliner—been released of the impact at the Pentagon? And why did the FBI confiscate gas station and hotel footage minutes after impact?
5. Why was no wreckage from a Boeing 757 found at the Pentagon?
6. Why wasn't the President removed from the classroom by the Secret Service when they knew the U.S. was under attack?
7. Why did the 9/11 report say the WTC core was hollow when it actually had 47 massive steel columns in the core of each tower?
8. Why do videos show people looking out of gaping holes in the WTC towers where it was supposedly hot enough to destroy structural steel?
9. Why was no one fired after 9/11—and why were the most “incompetent” people promoted?
10. How does a hijacker's passport survive a plane crash, a jet fuel inferno, and the collapse of a 110-story building, while the planes’ black boxes do not?
11. Why was the debris of the crashed 4th plane spread over miles?
12. Why was the Air Force intercept protocol made more difficult just prior to 9/11?
13. Why wasn't Ground Zero treated like any other crime scene?
14. Why was the World Trade Center steel debris sent to China unexamined?
15. Was the hijacked Pennsylvania plane shot down?
16. Why did Bush say he saw the 1st plane hit the World Trade Center on TV on 9/11 -- when the video was not available until 9/12?
17. What hit the Pentagon?
18. Why did the pilot make a difficult 270 degree turn in the midst of an extremely steep and rapid descent to hit the least occupied side of the Pentagon instead of diving straight in?
19. How can at least 6 of the supposed 9/11 "suicide" hijackers be alive and living in Saudi Arabia?
20. Why did the Air Force make 67 intercepts in 2001 prior to 9/11, and 0 on 9/11?
21. Why did President Bush try to prevent a 9/11 investigation?
22. Why won't the FBI show us the surveillance tapes of what hit the Pentagon?
23. Why did the 47-story WTC Bldg 7 -- not hit by a plane -- collapse?
24. Why doesn't the 9/11 Report even mention WTC Bldg 7's collapse?