Re: [OPE-L] Former Bush economist Speaks Out on 9/11

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 08:24:09 EDT

The idea that demolition caused the collapse requires an
amazingly cohesive conspiracy. The officially agreed conspiracy theory,
that Al Qaeda co-ordinated 4 simultaneous attacks already requires
a great deal of co-ordination and one significant failure.
If this is to be co-ordinated with the secret planting and then
detonation of demolition charges, the co-ordination required becomes
implausible. What if one plane had missed, you would have had a building
wired for demolition with the charges just waiting to be discovered?

Anyone planning this would have to take into account failure of an
earlier part of the plot - the planes not hitting the building. 

-----Original Message-----
From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Zarembka
Sent: 16 June 2005 16:51
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] Former Bush economist Speaks Out on 9/11

Note that this former Reagan administration official is saying
something important about 9-11, while his homepage is explicitly pro-
market.  This illustrates that libertarians are often ahead of the
left on what happened on 9-11.

I've drafted something on this problem, sent it to an on-line
publication, which has not yet even acknowledged receipt (I asked).

Paul Z.

Quoting glevy@PRATT.EDU:

> Subject: Ex-Bush official: 9/11 was an inside job
> By John Daly
> UPI International Correspondent
> <
> >
> A former Bush team member during his first administration is now
> voicing
> serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11.
> Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President
> George
> W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official
> story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more
> likely
> that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent
> Building No. 7. Reynolds, who also served as director of the
> Criminal
> Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas
> and
> is now professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said, "If
> demolition
> destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11,
> then
> the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would
> be
> compelling."
> Reynolds commented from his Texas A&M office, "It is hard to
> exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of
> the
> collapse of the twin towers and building 7. If the official wisdom
> on
> the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on
> such
> erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either.
> The
> government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms.
> Only
> professional demolition appears to account for the full range of
> facts
> associated with the collapse of the three buildings."

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