9/11 Conspiracy theorists taken on- Part I by Mitch E. Perry08/23/06
According to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll, over a third of the American public suspect the United States government of either direct involvement in or prior knowledge of the September 11 attacks, and believe that they were staged or covered up in order to provoke a Middle East war.
There are dozens of not more websites that also promulgate alternative theories that stand in contradiction to the 9/11 Commission report. There have also been books and moviesâ€¦.
Now there is a book that tries to identify all of the different theories, and, in essence, shoots them down. In late 2004, Popular Mechanics magazine decided to examine the various theories â€¦In March of last year, the issue, â€œ9/11 : Debunking the Mythsâ€?, was published. Now, the editors have decided to expand that cover story into a book.
Itâ€™s co-edited by David Dunbar, who spoke to WMNF todayâ€¦.WMNF actively solicited questions from listeners who are active in the movement that does NOT believe what the government has said about that tragic day. We began our interview-which will run in 2 parts â€“ by asking David Dunbar a question solicited to us â€“ regarding the collapse of Building #7 at the World Trade Centerâ€¦A building that was not hit by a plane
A listener wrote that itâ€™s a scientific fact that jet fuel â€“ or keroscene burns at a maximum temperature of 1750 degrees Farenheit, while structural steel does not begin to soften until it is at 2800 degrees Farenheit(roll tape#1o.q.â€?there is noneâ€?)
Thatâ€™s David Dunbar, co-editor of a new book entitled, â€œDebunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Canâ€™t Stand Up to The Factsâ€?â€¦.Weâ€™ll hear more from him tomorrow night regarding alternative theories to Flight 93, the plane that crashed in Pensylvania, and Dunbarâ€™s theories about why the government at times has been so opaque that it has resulted in fueling such theories.