Sorry, but I'm now an ex-truther. I feel betrayed by the "truth" movement
While I was not initially impressed by the debunking efforts of Popular Mechanics, I was recently turned on to two sites: debunking911.com and 911myths.com.
These sites go far more in technical depth than Popular Mechanics.
Also, David Ray Griffin's critique of the NIST report in "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" was thoroughly destroyed by NASA scientist Ryan Mackey.
Each and every claim of the movement is thoroughly scrutinized and debunked.
If certain claims are not debunked, they have been at the very least cast severe doubt upon.
For example, when Silverstein said to "pull it," he was not talking about the building, he was talking about the contingent of firefighters within the building.
They reveal how thermite does not cause loud bangs and explosions, and therefore the thermite theory does not support the testimony of explosions.
People don't realize that in a fire of that magnitude, you're going to have coffee machines blowing up, and microwave ovens blowing up. So of course people are going to hear explosions!
So-called "truthers" don't seem to acknowledge these points as they contravene their pet theory.
I also love how those in the so-called 9/11 "truth" brigade take ANALOGIES and turn them into ACTUALITIES. Quote from eyewitness: "It was like, a huge explosion rocked the area." LIKE an explosion, "truthers," LIKE. He's not saying that there WAS a huge explosion that took down the buildings.
I myself feel quite duped by these so-called "truthers" who take out of context the testimony of those who were there and almost died. This is absolutely shameful and despicable because these firefighters laid their lives on the line to defend us against these attacks.
So after having looked more extensively at the other side of the 9/11 inside job debate, I have to recuse myself from being such an ardent champion of this cause, when I had in the past failed to look thoroughly at what the other side had to offer because I fell into the trap of "wanting" to believe in a certain "inside job" pet theory. Happy April Fools Day everyone!!!!! and keep up the good fight. 2010 has so far been on fire with regard to the 9/11 truth ripple effect.