In late August, a US Army sergeant, Donald Baswell, was disciplined "for using a government-owned email address to send messages hostile to the United States." A veteran of the Iraq campaign had the imprudence to doubt the official version of the 11 events of September 2001. He, in particular, wrote to the editors of the information resource 911truth.org: “It is worth weighing all the circumstances, and it will become clear that several Arabs sitting in caves with mobile phones could not organize it.” Literally, the name of the site, which became fatal for Donald, translates as "September 11 - true."
New Pearl Harbor
Americans believe their government. But not all. The dissidents of America have more than enough reason to doubt that they are always told the truth. The assassination of President Kennedy is still a mystery with many unknowns. Counting votes in the last presidential election is shrouding the fog ... And the biggest American catastrophe is Pearl Harbor? Then, in December 41, the Japanese seemed to be invited to attack the main US naval base. It was necessary to get a reason for war, regardless of the number of their own victims. The similar tragedy of 11 of September of 2001 of the year of the year also caused a lot of questions.
Four passenger Boeing aircraft were hijacked by 19 by Arab terrorists armed with cardboard cutting knives for an hour. The suicide pilots took control of the aircraft and changed course to New York and Washington. Two "Boeing" were sent to the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In the skyscrapers began a fire, which caused their complete destruction. The third Boeing crashed into the Pentagon. Passengers of the fourth aircraft came to grips with hijackers, which led to the fall of the aircraft in the state of Pennsylvania. It was an attack on America, planned by Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, an international terrorist organization consisting mainly of Arabs.
This is the generally accepted version of events. She finally took shape within a few days after the disaster, becoming official.
Maybe it was a conspiracy of the security forces against the president?
“Well, is it just me or someone else who realized that the WTC was not destroyed by the attacks of the planes? - already 11 September wrote one of the witnesses. - For me personally, this is the most frightening moment of this morning ... The building suddenly crumbles into dust, as if a smooth wave ran from top to bottom through all the floors. Fragments mostly fall inside. All structural elements are destroyed sequentially, so that there is no remaining skeleton. The destruction is uniform, symmetrical and absolute. It all looks like a demolition. It does not require a lot of explosives, but it must be placed in the right places (in direct contact with the structural elements) and undermined in a synchronized sequence "...
Over the years 5 around 11 September formed a whole layer of conspiracy theories. They are designed in great detail, with the layout by the minute. There is, say, a version of Operation Pearl - intercepting Boeings with passengers and using radio-controlled military aircraft for ramming twin towers. Later, during the operation, passengers and civilian planes were destroyed, and the buildings were blown up ... All this was not invented by some fanatical Islamic or cunning European anti-Americanists, but laid out brick by US citizens themselves. They just do not trust their government and tend not only to look at the scene, but to look behind the scenes.
Conspiracy theories are presented on dozens of sites on the Internet. Alas, as a rule, they are based on one stereotype. On a number of obvious inconsistencies, which themselves line up in a logical chain, superimposed indirect evidence - the more, the better, - well, and then the author gives vent to fantasies. They are easy to refute if someone wants to do it. It's easier to ignore them.
Thierry Meyssan's book "Monstrous Fraud" for some reason decided to refute. The Frenchman concentrated on the attack on the Pentagon, and incidentally concluded that the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington were carried out by a group that is at the very top of the US military and political elite. September 11 intimidated George W. Bush, delivered ultimatums, forcing the president to change the nature of foreign policy. Bush allegedly accepted the ultimatum - and, firstly, he survived, and secondly, at the head of his country.
Among the proofs of Meyssan is the story of the president himself that he was watching video footage of the collision of the plane with the WTC skyscraper when the secretary broke in with the words: “The second plane crashed into the tower! An attack was made on America! ”However, there could be no such video preview. The shots that captured the first collision were discovered 13 hours after the events, when the Gamma agency announced the filming of the Naudet brothers. Meyssan doesn’t even admit the possibility that Bush Junior got confused about something, but he concludes: the president was shown a secret survey of special services ... It fits into the concept of intimidation. Meyssan also found out that the scheme for protecting the White House from the assault by a detachment of the landing force was activated on that day, and not from the crash of the plane or the bombardment. Meanwhile, on the military bases of the evacuated president, they were transported along the runways in an armored car, motivating this with protection from snipers.
In general, in response to the “monstrous fraud”, two French journalists associated with the security services wrote a book called “Monstrous Lies”. They denounced the sources of Meyssan as unreliable and summed up: “There is nothing, absolutely nothing. Impressions, fantasies, fabrications.
But in the tragedy of 9 / 11 there are a lot of mysterious and at the same time completely objective circumstances, which for 5 years have remained without rational explanations. Parallel versions would appear less if all the ends converged. But the ends do not meet.
Twin towers collapsed in a controlled manner.
The twins were designed to withstand a collision with a Boeing-707. In terms of mass, size and speed, this aircraft is similar to Boeing-767, which crashed into the WTC skyscrapers. And both collapsed, collapsed completely, turning into heaps of garbage and clouds of dust - even without the remnants of vertical steel columns. They "developed".
The plane hit the 8.45 at right angles to the North Tower, and most of the jet fuel got inside, causing a massive fire. In 9.03, a blow was struck at the South, but the collision occurred at an acute angle, and a relatively small part of the fuel hit the tower (perhaps one third). The rest burned up in huge balls of fire that burst out of the building. The wreckage of the aircraft passed through its corner and should not have hurt the bearing structures of the South Tower located in the center. But she collapsed first - on 9.59, 56 minutes after the collision. North collapsed in 10: 29, in 1 an hour and 44 minutes.
The official explanation for the collapse - burning fuel melted steel columns. But one of critics of this theory, J. McMichael, writes: “To heat steel is the same as pouring syrup onto a plate: the syrup will not stand upright. Heat moves to colder sections of the steel structure, and the parts you are trying to heat are cooled. And I have to believe that the fire was burning, getting hotter, until it reached the melting point - 1538 ° C. And that all 200 thousand tons of steel have warmed up to her from the fuel from the fuel tanks of one aircraft. ” The maximum temperature for unprotected steel structures during similar fires reached 360 ° C, which is very far from 550 ° C, the first critical threshold at which changes occur in the structure of the steel.
Another problem with the official version is that both skyscrapers settled smoothly and smoothly. If the collapse of the South tower began from the 60-th floor, the upper third would hang for moments, supported only by the central columns. However, 30 floors simply disappeared, instead of falling to a nearby block in a block of concrete and steel. Both towers collapsed completely symmetrical, the floors neatly “collapsed”, just as happens in cases of controlled demolition of a high-rise.
And actually with the speed of free fall. An object falling from the 398-meter height of the World Trade Center will need 9,01 seconds to reach the ground. Or a little longer, considering the air resistance. The twins collapsed in 10 - 15 seconds, which is close to free fall speed. What could be more objective than the laws of physics?
The company, whose employees first appeared on the site of the fall of the World Trade Center, is the same one that demolished the ruins of the federal building in Oklahoma City, which was detonated on 19 on April 1995. Its name is "Controlled Destruction." Thousands of tons of bent steel were soon sold by scrap metal dealers to China and Korea.
Calls from hijacked aircraft - falsification
In the four "Boeing" were 256 people. In total, 13 calls were made from the sides. In the reports on the investigation of events there is a detailed description of the Arab hijackers, a minute-by-minute description of their actions. In the absence of the surviving passengers, their “testimony” became records of telephone conversations, in which the official version largely rests. In the course of the investigation, the tragedies were reproduced before their relatives, who were forbidden to transmit the content of conversations in the interests of the investigation. However, there was a leak in the press, and Newsweek magazine told what the doomed were talking about ...
Among the callers was the spouse of US Under Secretary of Justice Ted Olson, lawyer Barbara Olson. She twice called him from the plane, which the terrorists used to attack the Pentagon. Only passenger Melissa Bowie managed to get in touch with ground services - she got through to the dispatcher. The call lasted 4 minutes 2 seconds and broke off halfway through the phrase.
Following Newsweek, a lot of publications quoted the conversation. The last words of the flight attendant just before the plane turned into a fireball after a collision with a skyscraper: "God, God ... I see buildings ... Water." Or a very simple phrase: “Hi, mom, this is Mark Bingham” ...
Here it is strange not even the fact that the person is presented to the mother by the name and surname, but that he was able to reach him at all. At the beginning of the decade, the probability of successful connection from a cell phone from a jet airliner flying at normal cruising speed and altitude was approximately 1 to 100. The probability of two connections is 1 to 10000. The probability of thirteen is negligible.
As the plane drops, it seems to be easier to get through from the mobile. However, other factors are beginning to act. At a lower altitude, a jet leaves one cell for 1-8 seconds. During this time, the phone manages to establish contact with it, however, it is already in the zone of another cell ...
This data was confirmed experimentally thanks to the professor at two universities A. Dyudni. He approached the study in a scientific way. I assembled a group of researchers and three times during 2003 of the year I flew on leased planes to check how the communication was carried out from different phones (in the third experiment, say, five handsets were used - three Motorola (i95cl, StarTac, Timeport 8767), as well as “Audiovox-8300” and “Nokia-6310i.” Dyudney called his study “The Achilles Project” - clearly meaning that the invincible ancient Greek hero had one weak spot.
Only in 2004-2005, a number of companies engaged in the development of equipment to ensure sustainable mobile communications in airliners - "Boeing" and "Airbus".
The most "slippery" questions
The US intelligence had at least 12 intelligence reports on the possible use of airliners as weapons. It was known that the buildings would attack, and the WTC would be the first thing that came to mind. The information came in from 1994 to August 2001, when it became known about the plan of Osama bin Laden to send a plane to the US embassy in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Why was nothing done?
What kind of fire arose in the White House just between the strikes of the first and second aircraft? The shots with the fire went on the air ABC, and then the information about it completely disappeared. Why? And what is the likelihood that such a state of emergency at the presidential residence could have occurred precisely in this time period?
The hijackers did aerobatic training, but the instructors considered them to be incapable of operating even light single-engine aircraft. About one of the terrorist pilots in the flight school there was a record: "he cannot fly on his own." But the Arabs took control, obtained the necessary knowledge and skills from training courses and textbooks, skillfully flew to their goals and clearly hit them. Why could they do this? The wingspan of the Boeing-767-300 is 47 meters, and the width of the tower is 63. The difference is not difficult to calculate - just 15 meters. Just snipers, not kamikazes! These aces acted with such inhuman accuracy, as if they were led by a radio beacon. In the case of the Boeing-757-200, which hit the Pentagon, the arithmetic is as follows: the height of the building is 24 meters, and the height of the aircraft itself is more than 13. And this colossus comes on a ram strictly horizontally, creeping over the ground within the city limits, and hits the building of the US military exactly at the height between the first and second floors.
At the same time, the damage to the Pentagon is not serious enough to be the result of a collision with a 115-ton aircraft flying at a speed of 400 to 700 kilometers per hour. Not only were there no debris on the site in front of the wall, but there were traces of burning fuel from the tanks of the aircraft on the grass. The surviving photo shows no wings - only a neat hole in the wall. Why? The explosion fell precisely on the sector of the Pentagon, which was being repaired. The Anti-Terrorism Directorate has already been evicted from there, the Marine Command Center fleet not yet universed. Among the 125 dead at the Pentagon, there is only one general, but mostly civilian specialists.
Fragments of a liner fallen in Pennsylvania were found 8 miles from the crash site, and local residents reported burning debris falling from the sky. How could this be if the fourth Boeing died, falling to the ground?
Finally, the 11 of September also saw a military coup in Chile - 28 years before the American tragedy. And for 11 years before her, and also 11 of September, George Bush Sr., speaking to Congress, first uttered the phrase: "The New World Order." But this is just a coincidence.
Works used: J. McMichael, “Muslims repeal the laws of physics” (2001), А.К. Dedyne, Achilles Project Report (2003), Michelle Chosudowski, “Additional Questions for the Official Version: Talking on 11 September Mobile Phones” (Center for Globalization Research, 2004), prof. Stephen Jones "Why did the WTC buildings really collapse?" (2006), etc. All of these materials — and dozens of others — can be found on the Serendipity.li website (1100 pages and 8400 internal links).