Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts

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David Dunbar, Brad Reagan
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - History - 170 pages
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The first conspiracy theories about September 11 began to emerge while the wreckage was still smoldering. Five years later, hundreds of books and thousands of Web pages are devoted to the idea that the U.S. government encouraged, permitted, or actually carried out the attacks. But an in-depth investigation by Popular Mechanics--first published in the magazine's March 2005 issue, and now expanded into book form--definitively proves that the evidence most often cited by conspiracy theorists is inaccurate, misinterpreted, or false. The book covers the 20 most prominent and persistent claims underlying the conspiracy theories, focusing on concrete, physical facts rather than political hypothesizing. The in-depth findings come from leading experts in all the relevant fields, including aviation, air defense, air traffic control, civil engineering, firefighting, metallurgy, and geology.--From publisher description.
 

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It is truly surprising the depths to which people's delusions will sink in order to be able to believe that our government would be capable of orchestrating such a horrendous assault on its own people. Read full review

Contents

THE PLANES i
1
Wheres the Pod?
8
No StandDown Order
14
Military Intercepts
22
The Empire State Building Accident
29
Melted Steel
37
Puffs of Dust
43
Seismic Spikes
50
Pull It I
56
THE PENTAGON
59
Indian Lake I
89
Experts Consulted
109
Pentagon Building Report
135
Notes
154
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John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981. He then moved to Arizona and began a career in politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, served two terms, and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station. His father, John S. McCain, Jr. was a naval officer stationed there at the time. In 1951, the family settled in Northern Virginia, and McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria. McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1954. He fought in the Vietnam War and was a prisoner of war (POW) beginning on October 26, 1967. In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years. In total, McCain was a POW for five and a half years. He was released on March 14, 1973. In 2014, McCain wrote Faith of My Fathers with Mark Salter. It became a New York Times bestseller.

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