Brutal Metal wrote:question about your post script Simon, the street reporters conveying their visions to the network anchors of the gaping holes at the top of both towers? were these done by explosives inside? I just don't see how Everybody on location is gonna say this if the buildings were actually pristine?
Oh, no - hold on:
I believe that some explosive devices DID ACTUALLY puncture holes in the towers (particularly WTC1, which would have been visible to a few people in upper Manhattan - or from a few high-rise offices nearby). What was actually to be seen 17 minutes later (from a street vantage point) in relation to the WTC2 strike, I honestly cannot pretend to know. I only assume that both towers were by then enveloped in smoke. And, if you have ever been roaming Lower Manhattan at street level (as I have), you will know that the Twin Towers were only visible if you were in the immediate vicinity of them!
Basically, what I'm saying is that the FIRST event of that morning ("FLIGHT 11 STRIKING WTC1") was nothing but the start of the demolition process. To any New Yorker who wasn't flying in a helicopter that morning, it would have been nigh impossible to understand what was going on.
Only the fake imagery that was given to us (by the TV NETWORKS - with those alleged "helicopter shots") made us imagine that everything that happened that morning in Manhattan was visible to everyone who was awake in Manhattan - in the early morning hours of that day...