Despite all of the “We will always remember” bumper stickers, it seems that Americans have largely forgotten that three buildings were destroyed on September 11th, 2001. World Trade Center Building 7 mysteriously collapsed many hours after buildings 1 and 2 fell. It’s understandable that the Bush Administration would fail to investigate this – secrecy and cover-ups are daily operating procedures for them. But shouldn’t people be asking for an explanation? I posted about this topic a little over a year ago (see 09/11/2001: We Will Never Know?).
It does seem that now, nearly seven years later, some information has emerged. Of course, it’s just as unbelievable as some of the more extreme conspiracy theories. TheRawStory reports in As federal agency declares ‘new phenomenon’ downed WTC 7, activists cry foul about some opposition to the theory that thermal expansion cause the collapse:
However, Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and a member of the American Institute of Architects, doesn’t believe a word of the theory.
His group, which has swelled to over 400 architectural and engineering professionals, immediately responded to the Institute’s claim in a press conference.
“Tons of [molten metal] was found 21 days after the attack,” said Gage in an interview with a Vancouver, Canada television station. “Steel doesn’t begin to melt until 2,700 degrees, which is much hotter than what these fires could have caused.”
“There are holes in this story that you can drive a truck through,” Gage added during the press conference. His group asserts that thermite, a steel cutting agent, was used to bring the building down.
Unfortunately, few Americans will pay attention to this (we have a “War” in Iraq to focus on). People will happily live on without any credible explanation, much as they’ve accepted the many transgressions by Bush and his cronies. I wonder, what will we “always remember”?