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Some 'Loose Change' Nonsense
Rob Port at Say Anything mentions the Popular Mechanics versus Loose Change debate over whether 9/11 was caused by a 'government conspiracy', and after watching it, it becomes clear that the Loose Change guys rely on the layman's preconceived notions of how planes and buildings should act when being ripped apart to make their case. Such preconceived notions can, of course, be very wrong, and can be refuted by (drum roll) . . . evidence!
One of the strangest arguments that the Loose Change weirdos make is that it was a cruise missile and not a Boeing 757 that hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Of course they have produced absolutely no evidence for this theory (nor can they) because it is nothing more than adolescent speculation. They point to the fact that there were no large parts of the plane left, such as the engines or the wings, once the fully-loaded plane hit the reinforced concrete walls of the Pentagon.
Well, the reason for that is simple. When an aircraft hits a reinforced concrete wall, it atomizes:
As you can see, there are no pieces of the aircraft left except the tips of the wings. Pretty good visual proof as to why there was so little left of the plane that hit the Pentagon, and not nearly the damage to the building that one would expect if one were relying on their preconceived notions. Not to mention all the people that saw an airplane slam into the Pentagon. Heh, as if eyewitnesses count for anything! Praise be to AllahPundit for the eyewitness list, as well as the Phantom footage (I think it was him - it's been floating around for a while now).
Posted by Ken McCracken · 12 September 2006 03:57 AM
I listen to it on the way home. It is amazing how hard they worked to "verify" their garbage. There was nothing you could tell them that would change their minds, like - "the goverment is so incopetent that they could never pull it off". Anyway, the Popular Mechanics guys where great.
Posted by: Abraham at September 13, 2006 06:50 PM
Yeah I think they do a great job, and their low key non-ruffled responses work great I think.
I wish the left would decide once and for all if Bush is an evil genius or a bumbling idiot. Not one or the other when it suits their purposes.
Posted by: Ken McCracken at September 13, 2006 08:07 PM