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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

One for the ravers

Winter Patriot explains why Robert Fisk's piece finally expressing doubts about the official 9/11 conspiracy theory (or OCT) was a pathetic non-admission admission. But thanks for playing, Robert. About freaking time.

The whole Fisky fiasco is reproduced at the site, along with reaction from reality-based wingnuts on the left (DailyKos) and right.

An excerpt of Winter Patriot's response:

Where did Fisk go wrong?

I could quibble over minor issues but instead I will focus on the three points that seem most significant to me.

1] Fisk says the towers "collapsed". But they didn't. The towers disintegrated. If they had collapsed we would have seen huge slabs of concrete and long twisted steel columns. Instead we saw a huge cloud of dust -- and the structural steel was all broken apart. The central columns weren't left standing, nor did they fall over. "Collapse" means to fall down, or fall apart. The towers didn't fall apart except in the molecular sense of the word. Knowing what happened to the towers may be the key to the entire mystery; the first step on the path to this knowledge is the realization that the towers didn't collapse at all.


Serendipitous update: Via random click on WP's blog, I find another post on Fisk's foray into lunacy:

This is what is being asked of us today; the powers that be are hoping we will voluntarily do doublethink and turn off our capacity to question reality without having to resort to physical torture in Room 101.

But, if enough of us, especially those with Fisk's reputation and creditials begin to dig deep into the morass of 9/11, and, as a consequence excavate the horrible truth and are vocal about it, we will be a unbeatable force to reckon with.

-- Red Pill 8

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