Union leader Kevin Bracken says September 11 attacks were a conspiracy

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A SENIOR union leader has publicly stated he believes the September 11 terrorist attacks were a conspiracy and the Twin Towers were imploded.
Kevin Bracken, Victorian branch secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia and president of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, is calling for a "proper investigation into the events of September 11''.
"I believe the official story is a conspiracy theory that doesn't stand up to scientific scrutiny,'' he told ABC radio host Jon Faine this morning.
``There are so many unanswered questions and the official story doesn't stand up to scientific scrutiny, that there were four planes hijacked for over an hour and 20 minutes yet no US planes were scrambled which is directly against standard US air force operating procedures"
Mr Bracken also said aviation fuel did not get hot enough to melt steel and "no high-rise steel-framed building, before or after September 11, has ever collapsed due to fire''.
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He believed "in my mind'' the towers had been imploded.
When asked by an incredulous Faine whether his statement was a hoax, Mr Bracken said: "No, and I'd love to debate you if you think it's ridiculous.''
Mr Bracken made similar claims in 2006 when he said he believed elements of the Bush administration and the American military were involved in the 9/11 attacks.
And he likened new anti-terror laws brought in by the US and its allies, including Australia, to the "civic controls'' imposed by Adolf Hitler in 1933
Asked if the comparison with Hitler was extreme, he said: "On the fifth anniversary of September 11, there are a lot of unanswered questions as far as the official story for September 11 goes.''
In 2006 Mr Bracken said his views on the terror laws and September 11 were his own, and he was not speaking on behalf of the union.