Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Correcting Bill Maher

Bill Maher, on his talk show Real Time, stated the following regarding the 9/11 truth movement:

"How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think 'Well, if you believe that was the cause...'Stop asking me to raise this ridiculous topic on the show and start asking your doctor if Paxil is right for you."

Well, first of all none of the fires burned for two hours. The South Tower was destroyed after only 56 minutes, and the North Tower after 102 minutes. The inferno was hardly massive compared to the size of the buildings. Other skyscrapers have burned much longer and hotter. As well, the jet fuel would have burned off in just a few minutes. The NIST report states, “The initial jet fuel fires themselves lasted at most a few minutes.” Engineering professor Forman Williams stated, "the jet fuel burned for maybe 10 minutes." It seems that people who critize the 9/11 Truth Movement do not seem to know the first thing about the attacks or what happened that day. A better statement would be, "How big of an idiot do you have to be to believe the official government conspiracy theory?"

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Before watching Loose Change for the first time and reading more about what really happened on 9/11 I assumed what was on the news was accurate. I thought it was weird how the building went down the day it happened, but I don't watch skyscrapers burn everyday either. My point is, most of these people have no idea what happened at all and make uninformed comments about it insulting those who seek the truth. So, I guess in essence I really could have reduced this paragraph to: Ditto. or I agree.