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September 11, 2001: Fact and fiction According to Loose Change Documentary

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The south side of the Pentagon burns after it took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001.
The Pentagon

(FinalCall.com) - The skills of the hijacking pilot are examined. The building damage, debris and remains of the crash site are questioned as seemingly inconsistent with a 757 plane. A cursory scientific and sometimes sarcastic study of the temperatures of jet fuel and possible vaporization of the 757 plane is engaged. Photographic comparisons are made with past cruise missile attacks on building structures. By the end of this segment, the shadows of doubt of official versions of the Pentagon attack begin to take form leaving the sense that someone has lied to the world.

Pennsylvania

 

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Firefighters and emergency personnel investigate the scene of the crash of a a United Airlines Boeing 757 with at least 45 passengers Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001 near Shanksville, Pa., Somerset County. Radar showed the San Francisco-bound Boeing 757 from Newark, N.J., had nearly reached Cleveland when it made a sharp left turn and headed back toward Pennsylvania, crashing in a grassy field edged by woods about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The reported crash site of Flight 93 was set to be land filled over an old coal mine, but was this soil so soft that the plane was swallowed up so that there was no major debris to be located? The film recounts observations from Somerset County coroner: “It looked like somebody just dropped a bunch of metal out of the sky.”

Added to this second story of a plane “evaporating” into thin air, the film outlines news reports of two planes landing at Cleveland Hopkins Airport due to a bomb threat and hijacking, which makes for a mind-boggling timeline that rivals a Sherlock Holmes investigation. The film points out reports that passengers were taken to FAA headquarters at the airport and other reports that passengers were taken to NASA Glenn Research Center on the other end of the airport. The most intriguing note: Cleveland Mayor Michael White reported that the plane that was evacuated at the airport had 200 passengers—and the combined total of all of the passengers from all four flights attributed to 9/11 hijacking is 198 “or 243. Depending on who you ask,” the film states.

Concluding with the verifiably bizarre phone calls from the plane—which include one passenger calling his mother, first saying, “Mom? This is Mark Bingham.”—the narrator asked, “When was the last time you called your mother and used your full name?” Before the film informed its viewers of voice morphing technology revealed in 1999 that could clone a person’s speech in almost real time using only a 10-minute recording of that person’s voice.

World Trade Center

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A plane approaches New Yorks World Trade Center moments before it struck the tower at left, as seen from downtown Brooklyn, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. In an unprecedented show of terrorist horror, the 110- story towers collapsed in a shower of rubble and dust after 2 hijacked airliners carrying scores of passengers slammed into them.

Did you know that President George Bush’s brother, Marvin, was on the Board of Directors at Securacom for seven years until 2000? “Securacom now known as Stratesec, is an electronic security company backed by a Kuwait-American corporation, which provided security for United Airlines, Dulles International Airport and from the early 1990s up to the day of 9/11, the World Trade Center,” the film informed.

What brought down the towers? In this chapter the film challenges the verity of a plane crash causing fires that compromised the high grade steel structure to the point of collapse. From explosions heard in the basement, to secondary explosions heard on various floors after the initial impact of the crash, the theory that the collapse of the twin towers resembled a controlled demolition is flushed out.

In fact, the firm controlled demolition was responsible for the clean up; a firm that had previously destroyed two 400-foot tall fuel reserve tanks on an old brewery site. (Reportedly the demolition was contracted to build housing, but the film maintains that the site remains vacant to this day.)

Ultimately, the narrator declares in summation that the crashes were “psychological attacks pulled off with military precision.”

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Julie McDermott, center, walks with other victims as they make their way amid debris near the World Trade Center in New York Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows that brought down the twin 110-story towers.
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The featured extra on the film covers the New York screening of the documentary which coincided with the 2005 commemoration of the lives lost at Ground Zero. Interviews with surviving family members and activists are highlighted by a heated exchange with a firefighter. While the emotional firefighter chides the filmmakers for the inappropriate timing and probing of their documentary, one of the filmmakers responded that he does not want to wait 40 years for the truth. When the firefighter maintained that the survivors and family members are not able to handle the questioning of the truth of the events of 9/11, the filmmaker counters poignantly, that with this logic perhaps the Gulf of Tonkin should never be mentioned to Vietnam veterans.

(For more information, visit http://www.loosechange911.com.)

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