Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Things You Haven't Seen on the News: Another Interesting Story From 9/11

Today's "Hmm" story comes courtesy of a man named Scott Forbes. He has relevant information to goings on at the South Tower just prior to 9/11, so naturally the Commission had no interest in talking to him. Many scoffers at these conspiracy stories love to discuss a lack of opportunity. It's one of those tip-offs that means they haven't really looked into this. What could be suspicious about a power-down the weekend prior to that Tuesday morning with a bunch of "engineers" wandering around carrying spools of wire ostensibly to upgrade the cable in the towers? I'm sure it happened all the time. Actually, it didn't because a power-down in the towers affected many companies working there dramatically, as you can read below:

"My name is Scott Forbes and I still work
for Fiduciary Trust. In 2001 we occupied floors 90 and 94-97 of the South
Tower and lost 87 employees plus many contractors.

On the weekend of 9/8,9/9 there was a 'power down' condition in WTC tower 2,
the south tower. This power down condition meant there was no electrical
supply for approx 36hrs from floor 50 up. I am aware of this situation since
I work in IT and had to work with many others that weekend to ensure that
all systems were cleanly shutdown beforehand ... and then brough back up
afterwards. The reason given by the WTC for the power down was that cabling
in the tower was being upgraded ... Of course without power there were no
security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many 'engineers'
coming in and out of the tower. I was at home on the morning of 9/11 on the
shore of Jersey City, right opposite the Towers, and watching events unfold
I was convinced immediately that something was happening related to the
weekend work ...

I have mailed this information to many people and bodies, including the 9/11
Commission but no-one seems to be taking and registering these facts. Whats
to hide? Can you help publicise them?

Please feel free to mail me.

Scott Forbes"

All together now: "Hmm."


At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sigh....Ok, so some guy who worked in the South Tower (nevermind the other two) claims that the building was powered down for 24 hours. Do you have any clue what it takes to demolish a building?

Well here is an example of the work that goes into a controlled demolition, on a building only a fraction of the size of just one of the towers:

The button to bring down the 30-story office tower at Seventh and Houston streets, one of the tallest buildings ever to be imploded, will be pushed at 8 a.m., said John Angelina president of D.H. Griffin of Texas, a Houston company that has served on the demolition team, which also includes Midwest Wrecking in Fort Worth.

Crews have been working feverishly this week on the final preparations on work that began in November.

"We'll work as hard today as we have in the last four months," Brian Choate, Midwest Wrecking's chief executive, said Thursday.


It takes MONTHS of preparation, even on a normal size building. But somehow the government was able to prepare the WTC with a 24 hr power down in just one of the three buildings that fell? Nevermind that Scott Forbes himself admitted he still had access to the buildings during that time. And accoding to a source from the movie "Loose Change" (I'm sure you've heard of it), Ben Fountain, there was even an increase in bomb-sniffing dogs on patrol during that time.

So, in short, you think that the thousands of engineers it would have taken to prepare the buildings in months were able to do it during a 24 hr power down at one tower? Makes sense.....I don't know why I ever doubted you.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Show me the part where I said I believe the building was completely wired in 24 hours? This could have been the final steps. And it could be nothing at all.
At the very least this does seem worthy of exploration, but the 9/11 Commission decided otherwise.

At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to prepare three buildings of that size for demolition without anyone that works there knowing about it. You seem to think all it took was to drill a few holes and put in a few sticks of dynamite.

It would have taken thousands of experts a year or more to place the hundreds of tons of munitions it would require. Not to mention they'd have to secretly 'de-train' all of the bomb sniffing dogs they have had on patrol there since the 1993 bombing.

Frankly, I'm done commenting on your 9/11 conspiracy theories. They are so far fetched, and so thoroughly debunked already, it is merely an exercise in futility.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

This time frame reminds me of the run up to Iraq where anyone who didn't buy the case the White House was making was dismissed as a hopeless idiot. A few years later, you hear many people saying they were wrong in books like "The Greatest Story Ever Sold". I believe the 9/11 inside job-angle will be established in another 5 years as a historical fact and the same crowd that's dismissing it now will be changing their tune, unless, like Iraq, they're too invested in it to admit they were wrong.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

I'm glad to read the Butch is going to stop his closed-minded blather. It's one thing to not believe the buildings were taken down on purpose but quite another to blindly repeat all the Fox crap about how anyone who even thinks such a thing is possible is an enemy of America. Bush himself, just two days ago, ranted about how horrible it was to even think about comparisions. To him, he was right, as he doesn't think. But to tell people in a free country they can't think without being labeled traitors is pretty sad.

Or maybe Butch is withdrawing because he hasn't kept up his payments to the Republican Talking Points memo people, and has nothing to say without them.

At 1:21 AM, Blogger Chuck Butcher said...

There are so many things to nail the pinheads in power on it seems a shame to concentrate this much effort on something so dubious. The administration couldn't keep counter info from leaking out in the run up to Iraq, this was a big deal to them, hence all the heat. How, exactly, do you propose they could keep this one so wrapped up?

I'm not referring to people's suspicions, I am referring to "so-and-so was involved in wiring demolitions," or "so-and-so was involved in planning." That would be out. Period. It was out pre-War regarding intel, but the Pesident was "trusted." Not the case today and not the same thing, mass murder of your own citizens is not the same thing as killing rag-heads. (deliberate perjorative for effect)

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Butch,
Why did WT 7 Implode? By the way, Marvin Bush Georges brother, was in charge of the world trade center security right up untill 9/11 the same day contract expired. He pulled bomb sniffing dogs two weeks before 9/11, Nothing strange there, Just like the 2000 election, G.W. brother jebs state clinched the election. Lets not go into what happened there, I will give you a hint, it was not hanging chads. Due some research pal. CNN, Fox, MSNBC does not constitue research.


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