"I am increasingly troubled at the inconsistencies in the official narrative of 9/11. It's not just the obvious non sequiturs: where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon? Why have the officials involved in the United 93 flight (which crashed in Pennsylvania) been muzzled? Why did flight 93's debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field? Again, I'm not talking about the crazed "research" of David Icke's Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster – which should send any sane man back to reading the telephone directory.
I am talking about scientific issues. If it is true, for example, that kerosene burns at 820C under optimum conditions, how come the steel beams of the twin towers – whose melting point is supposed to be about 1,480C – would snap through at the same time? (They collapsed in 8.1 and 10 seconds.) What about the third tower – the so-called World Trade Centre Building 7 (or the Salmon Brothers Building) – which collapsed in 6.6 seconds in its own footprint at 5.20pm on 11 September? Why did it so neatly fall to the ground when no aircraft had hit it? The American National Institute of Standards and Technology was instructed to analyse the cause of the destruction of all three buildings. They have not yet reported on WTC 7. Two prominent American professors of mechanical engineering – very definitely not in the "raver" bracket – are now legally challenging the terms of reference of this final report on the grounds that it could be "fraudulent or deceptive"."
Robert Fisk insists he is not a conspiracy theorist. This does not sit well with all his very real problems with the official line on 9/11; that these problematic impossibilities should be fed out as the truth implies conspiracy both in their formulation and propagation, and also lack of questioning by the media. But 9/11 aside, is Mr. Fisk unaware of precedents throughout history? Hitler's burning of the Reichstag (not personally!); his ordering fake attacks on German bases and a radio station to frame Poland and give a pretext to attack; the 'Gulf of Tonkin Incident', used by LBJ to massively escalate the Vietnam war and which is now shown as a fiction: Pearl Harbor (see 'Day of Deceit', Robert Stinnett), enticed by FDR, and with all Japanese naval codes broken; Nero burning Rome, and blaming the Christians? But the killer for Mr. Fisk should be the USS Liberty.
In 1967 Israel launched a murderous attack on the USS Liberty, attacking it with HE bombs, napalm, machine gun fire, cannon, rocket and even brought in 3 MTB's who torpedoed it, and machine-gunned the liferafts both on deck and in the water. The US threatened the survivors with courts martial, prison OR WORSE, if they breathed a word to anyone, even their families, about the attack. To this day there hasn't been a proper inquiry. He may know all this already; what he probably doesn't know is that the US Sixth Fleet launched nuclear-armed planes to bomb Egypt in 'retaliation' for Israel's (but to be blamed on Egypt) attack, and they were recalled with 3 minutes to target. He should check out the sites below, and also Peter Hounam's book 'Operation Cyanide', which should be required reading for all students or reporters on the Middle East.
This stuff is really dynamite, and very useful in exposing US/Israeli machinations, with an immediate application in throwing a spanner in plans to attack Iran. PLEASE CHECK THIS STUFF OUT. The survivors have a website, and are still trying to get a proper inquiry.
Here are a couple of sites on the subjest: (See 'Loss of Liberty'
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7267134620652018859 and 'Dead in the Water' http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5073.html ) 'Dead in the Water' is BBC programme commissioned from Peter Hounam (who broke Mordechai Vanunu's story about Israel's nuclear arsenal) who also wrote the excellent 'Operation Cyanide' on the same subject.
I hope someone ensures Mr. Fisk is made aware of this post.
Now let's see what IMC's ADL talking heads like Big Lizard and 'anarchist' can make of this. Anyone want to bet that they'll just trash Fisk and avoid the message? It's a certainty, IMO.