A common argument against demolition of the WTC towers as psychological operation is that it would have been needless overkill--that the images of impact, smoking towers and jumpers would have been sufficient conditioning for the public mind to justify all that followed.
This grossly overlooked essay by Tom Engelhardt provides an answer. Engelhardt (who quickly innoculates himself against "conspiracy theorists" in the second sentence) goes as far as his Nation Institute leash will allow, yet manages to articulate the psychological necessity for CD, while dropping other hints along the way (anthrax blackout, Hollywood "Pearl Harbor" effect).
If 9/11 was primarily an "insider" psyop, the WTC demolitions were not senseless. Given the "target audience", they were essential.
May 23, 2007
Here's another reason the 9/11 fire-mediated collapse theory has to be wrong.
The notion that the WTC towers collapsed because fire weakened the steel is laughable.
The fact that other steel-framed, steel-cored buildings have suffered much longer burning, much larger in extent and, demonstrably, hotter
fires, and yet never collapsed, shows how difficult it is in practice to bring down one of these buildings from fire.
Apparently, these buildings are robust structures, highly over-built to handle heavy wind loads; and it seems you would need to heat a large volume of steel, uniformly, over a wide cross-sectional area of the structure, to even have a chance of making one collapse in the neat, symmetrical manner witnessed (to the extent it is even, theoretically, possible to do this without resorting to explosives in the first place).
Everyone who has been following the debate within 'Scholars for 9/11 Truth' are well aware of the divisive nature of speculations spewed forth by Fetzer/Wood/Reynolds faction regarding directed energy beams and the demolition of the WTC towers.
A video interview conducted January 10th, 2007 at the National Press Club by Dr. Greg Jenkins, a PhD physicist, attempts to probe the lone 'scientist' who is the pillar behind these speculations. When questioned about information which is publicly posted on her website, Dr. Wood's responses ranged from evasive to juvenile. During one segment of the interview, Dr. Wood is presented with a photograph, her 'favorite' picture from her website, of the South Tower collapse. Her abysmal lack of analytical ability is clearly demonstrated as she attempts to describe what she observes in the photograph.
Run time is 35 minutes including a 2 minute introduction and a 3 minute ending sequence. Enjoy.