I count 9 false statements, several misleading statements, and several logical fallacies in that small selection.
Note the bottom picture on the pamphlet, which Les Jamieson, the author of the pamphlet, says depicts the “small pile of rubble” left by the collapse of building 7. And note the indignant phrase “photos don’t lie, governments do...” Well, we’ve seen that photo before:
WTC 7 hasn’t collapsed. It’s standing at the left. The rubble is from WTC 1 and 6. Governments do lie, and so does the “Truth” movement. They want you to believe that WTC 7 collapsed into a pile eight feet high. When I pointed out this egregious error to Les Jamieson at Ground Zero (although I had already done so in May in my written critique of his pamphlet), he denied that he had used this photo, because “I know what photos I put in my literature.” Then Abby Scott pulled out his pamphlet and showed him. New pamphlets have since been printed.
We’ve already seen an aerial view of the “small pile” left by WTC 7 and the damage it did to 30 West Broadway. Here’s a view from the ground. Keep in mind that WTC 7’s basement was 5 stories deep.
As for the crackpot contention that the 9/11 Commission report is invalidated because it didn’t mention building 7, why should it have? The Commission was empanelled to determine why the attacks happened, how they could have been prevented, and to make recommendations to prevent future attacks. Theirs is not an engineering report, and it does not discuss ancillary damage to buildings.
The accusation that the 9/11 Commission suspiciously avoided mentioning building 7 seems to have been popularized by theologian David Ray Griffin in his book The New Pearl Harbor. It is often mindlessly repeated by CTs. Here’s “Scholars for Truth” co-chair Jim Fetzer, from the Alan Colmes show quoted above: “The 9-11 Commission for example, was so blown away by Building 7 they don’t even mention it in their report.”
Remember that top experts in the relevant disciplines continue to gather as much knowledge as possible about WTC 7’s collapse. Their final report is expected to be complete in early 2007.
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One last time, for the leaders of the “Truth Movement”:
FDNY Chief of Operations Daniel Nigro:
The biggest decision we had to make was to clear the area and create a collapse zone around the severely damaged [WTC 7] building. A number of fire officers and companies assessed the damage to the building. The appraisals indicated that the building’s integrity was in serious doubt.
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Conspiracists, the evidence is before you, as it has been for years. Arguments from incredulity will never bolster your claims. You have a choice to make. You can draw conclusions by rationally reviewing all the available evidence, or you can continue making baseless, irresponsible, cruel accusations. Which will it be?
Won’t it feel good to once again show respect for the people who would enter the maw of hell to save you? Do they deserve anything less?
Consider this: if you were falsely accused of a serious crime, wouldn’t you insist that rumor, innuendo, and pandering to fear be rejected as evidence against you?
If so, then hold yourselves to that standard and reject the fear-mongering and falsehoods of Alex Jones, Les Jamieson, Loose Change, Steven Jones, and others who disdain standards of evidence, expertise, and rational thought. They have become what they say they are fighting against: people who lie for political reasons.
– Mark Roberts
FDNY Ten House, across Liberty Street from the World Trade Center
Source: NIST NCSTAR 1-8
FDNY fatalities from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 page 1 of 3
FDNY fatalities from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 page 2 of 3
FDNY fatalities from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 page 3 of 3
NYPD fatalities from the terrorist attacks of 9/11
Appendix Eyewitness Accounts of the Condition of WTC 7 on 9/11/06