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Ex Bush official casts doubt on cause of Sep 11 attacks
http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=a3b42464f0f8c642 ^ | Tuesday 14th June, 2005 | Greg Szymanski

Posted on 06/14/2005 3:23:22 PM PDT by Matrix1948

A former chief economist in the Labor Department during President Bush's first term now believes the official story about the collapse of the WTC is 'bogus,' saying it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7.

'If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling,' said Morgan Reynolds, Ph.D, a former member of the Bush team who also served as director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
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1 posted on 06/14/2005 3:23:23 PM PDT by Matrix1948
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To: Matrix1948

Another bottom feeder seeks self agrandizement...


2 posted on 06/14/2005 3:24:42 PM PDT by GulfBreeze ("Chair"itable contributions accepted...)
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To: Matrix1948

whaaaattttttt?


3 posted on 06/14/2005 3:25:56 PM PDT by Williams
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To: GulfBreeze

Nutjob alert...the DU'ers are going to have a field day with this. Bush's fault again.


4 posted on 06/14/2005 3:26:29 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: Matrix1948

Utter horsesh!t not worth posting.

These conspiracy nuts are worse than pond scum.


5 posted on 06/14/2005 3:26:32 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Matrix1948

What a load of crap!


6 posted on 06/14/2005 3:27:14 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Seems Like Our Press Has Turned Against Our Country")
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To: Matrix1948

7 posted on 06/14/2005 3:27:57 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Matrix1948

Why are we stuck with these kooks? The indirect message here is that the Muslims are completely innocent and we are attacking Muslims as scapegoats to promote some other agenda. And this is what our people are saying and doing. Is there any way we can win a war with kooky tin foil hat nut cases like this?


8 posted on 06/14/2005 3:28:38 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: Matrix1948

Further "proof" for the likes of DU.


9 posted on 06/14/2005 3:29:12 PM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: Matrix1948

Yeah, he's an "expert" in this area--Just like th ever present unsoucred "CIA officials" who undercut everything the Administration says ans does and who I suspect must be washroom attendants at Langley.


10 posted on 06/14/2005 3:29:13 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: Kozak

That's pretty funny


11 posted on 06/14/2005 3:29:17 PM PDT by Matrix1948
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To: Matrix1948
'If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling,'

And if my grandmother had balls, she'd be my grandfather.

12 posted on 06/14/2005 3:29:37 PM PDT by Politicalities (http://www.politicalities.com)
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To: Matrix1948

Yet another moron.


13 posted on 06/14/2005 3:29:49 PM PDT by conservativewasp (Support John Kerry......... Ho Chi Minh would. Damn! Now I need a new tagline.)
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To: GloriaJane

No kidding! So, hijacking and crashing four airliners was just cover? Gimme a break!


14 posted on 06/14/2005 3:29:51 PM PDT by c-five
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To: Matrix1948

bring back the Sedition Laws .
this is a good example of Sedition
it should be prosecutable.


15 posted on 06/14/2005 3:30:05 PM PDT by injin
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To: Matrix1948
No, this ignoramus did not "cast doubt" on the explanation of the attack on the WTC. He only cast doubt on his own sanity. And, though the article touts him as a "former Bush official," he was one of the small number of DEMOCRATS in the Administration, as an effort to reach across the aisle.

Plus, when you read samples of this man's prior writing, he is as consistently fact-free and politically biased as Noam Chomsky. In short, this is a card-carrying fool, and only another fool would take him at all seriously.

Did I miss anything?

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "Gitmo In, Gitmo Out?"

16 posted on 06/14/2005 3:30:34 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (For copies of my speech, "Dealing with Outlaw Judges," please Freepmail me.)
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To: c-five

Good point


17 posted on 06/14/2005 3:30:34 PM PDT by conservativewasp (Support John Kerry......... Ho Chi Minh would. Damn! Now I need a new tagline.)
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To: Matrix1948
Supposedly a former labor dept employee/ professor is quoted as questioning the engineering data, an area in which he would have zero expertise.

My favorite is his quote that "19 hijackers couldn't have outfoxed the mighty US military" Uh, they outfoxed security on a few commercial airliners having absolutely zip to do with the US military.

18 posted on 06/14/2005 3:30:45 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Matrix1948
This is going to drive the DU moon-bats absolutely over the edge!
19 posted on 06/14/2005 3:32:23 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Matrix1948

Sigh....I wish these people would just go away....an inside job huh.....sh!t fire....not even Clintons and Reno would do that for crying out loud....what would the "insiders" have to gain?


20 posted on 06/14/2005 3:33:42 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Liberalism and islam are terminal.......)
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To: Matrix1948
Morgan Reynolds apparently has a history of these allegations, which is why LewRockwell.com has a page of his archived writings. Admit it, the French were Right is my favorite.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/reynolds/reynolds-arch.html

21 posted on 06/14/2005 3:33:49 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (When can we stop pretending that the Left doesn't by and large hate America?)
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To: Matrix1948

Hey man, why are you drilling holes in all the support columns and then cutting notches in the steel beams with a torch. And what is with all these wires being strung throughout the building? Oh, you say you are just wiring in a new super fast internet connection? Sweet!


22 posted on 06/14/2005 3:34:18 PM PDT by faq
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To: Matrix1948
Fire had never before caused steel-frame buildings to collapse except for the three buildings on 9/11, nor has fire collapsed any steel high rise since 9/11.

Kind of like what the farmer said when his horse died "Gee he never did that before".
What other 110 story building of external skeleton construction,on fire from having a jet plane crashed into it are they comparing it to.

Completely and utterly idiotic.Some levels of stupidity should be made criminal.

23 posted on 06/14/2005 3:34:32 PM PDT by carlr
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To: Matrix1948
And I would take teh word of an economist about demolitions, ballistics and damage assessment why?
24 posted on 06/14/2005 3:36:50 PM PDT by AzSteven
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To: Matrix1948

Those jets didn't look airbrushed to me...

What's your opinion of the article, Matrix1948, or are those just Baby Ruth's you dropped into the punchbowl?


25 posted on 06/14/2005 3:37:35 PM PDT by glock rocks ( There are not enough liberals in Utah to bother to appease. - Warren Keuffel)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Did I miss anything?

**************

Nope.

26 posted on 06/14/2005 3:38:22 PM PDT by trisham ("Live Free or Die," General John Stark, July 31, 1809)
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To: Congressman Billybob

"No, this ignoramus did not "cast doubt" on the explanation of the attack on the WTC. He only cast doubt on his own sanity."

He didn't cast doubt on his own sanity, he removed all remaining doubt of his INsanity.


27 posted on 06/14/2005 3:38:26 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse
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To: Matrix1948
Wow!! Let these nutcases rant and rave!! It only demolishes their credibility IF they ever had any in the first place.

We need to let them speak loud and clear so the electorate of the American people see them for the absolute IDIOTS they are. Repubs could never do this much damage to a party so out of touch the moon would be closer to their grasps!!

28 posted on 06/14/2005 3:38:35 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: GulfBreeze

Great. Red meat for the KOOKS!!


29 posted on 06/14/2005 3:39:30 PM PDT by veronica
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To: AzSteven
And I would take teh word of an economist about demolitions, ballistics and damage assessment why?

Because the font is so large?
30 posted on 06/14/2005 3:40:09 PM PDT by ConservativeByChoice
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To: Matrix1948
This is essentially a blog copy of an article written around what was printed in a Washington Times report today...see a thread on that HERE

Much of the arguemetation is built upon incorrect information or out-right untruthful spin. Extensive testing of all sorts of materials and steel from the WTC debris has been run from preserved materials...I saw some of the test data at a huge engineer's conference over a year ago...photos, lab reports and the like. Yet he claims all materials were destroyed/hidden etc.

31 posted on 06/14/2005 3:41:13 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: Matrix1948

That just proves someone loses his or her mind virtually everyday. Glad this is a FORMER administration official.


32 posted on 06/14/2005 3:41:22 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Matrix1948

33 posted on 06/14/2005 3:42:43 PM PDT by Bobalu (This is not the tag line you are looking for.....move along (waves hand))
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To: AzSteven

"And I would take teh word of an economist about demolitions, ballistics and damage assessment why?"

Because the concept of expertise being limited to only those areas that one has actually studied is a leftover remnant of the sexist, racist, homophobic patriarchy. (End postmodernist silly-a$$ rant)


34 posted on 06/14/2005 3:43:00 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse
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To: Matrix1948

An economist, huh? Well, that must settle it. Sheesh.


35 posted on 06/14/2005 3:43:09 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Matrix1948

If it was a controlled demolition, why bother with the planes?

I can't actually believe someone with a job at this level buys any of this fringeville crap.


36 posted on 06/14/2005 3:43:22 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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Reynolds, now a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, also believes it's 'next to impossible' that 19 Arab terrorists alone outfoxed the mighty U.S. military, adding that scientific conclusions about the WTC collapse may hold the key to the entire mysterious plot behind 9/11.

Okay, I'm calling all of you Aggies out to explain this guy. What in the hell is he doing at A&M spouting this garbage? Obviously, this fool is tenured...

Sign me disgusted.

37 posted on 06/14/2005 3:43:38 PM PDT by demkicker (A skunk sat on a stump; the stump thunk the skunk stunk; the skunk thunk the stump stunk.)
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To: Matrix1948
"... then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling"


If that is the case, the entire 'operation' was most likely a clinton ordered hit on Barbara Olson.

38 posted on 06/14/2005 3:43:54 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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39 posted on 06/14/2005 3:44:02 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (The MRS wanted to go to an expensive place to eat so I took her to the gas station.)
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To: Rakkasan1

Nauseating.


40 posted on 06/14/2005 3:46:47 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Matrix1948

How is a liberal wacko economist suddenly an expert on structural engineering?


41 posted on 06/14/2005 3:47:20 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Matrix1948
Let me guess... he's pitching his screenplay for "The Long Kiss Goodnight II" (where the "II" in the movie poster will be a picture of the WTC), right?

(The movie "The Long Kiss Goodnight" was made before 9/11 and an element of the plot was the theory that the first WTC bombing was blamed on innocent Arabs by a government intelligence agency that carried out the bombing as a "fund raiser" in order to justify budget increases after the end of the Cold War.)

42 posted on 06/14/2005 3:47:21 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: demkicker

Didja hear about the Aggie economist who analyzed the WTC attack? :)


43 posted on 06/14/2005 3:48:34 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse
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To: GloriaJane

"...it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed..."

Actually, this is probably a factual statement. I am quite sure that mre buldings are razed by "controlled demolition" than are destroyed by crazed terrorists flying hijacked jets. Therefore, if a building is destroyed it IS more LIKELY to have been destroyed by "controlled demolition." Statistically speaking it is.

Aditionally "'If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job'"

This too would be factually coreect as the person would necessarily have to have been "inside" to plant the charges.

So then, this artice is defintely "FAKE BUT ACCURATE." Could Dancing Dan be far from here?


44 posted on 06/14/2005 3:49:50 PM PDT by newbeliever
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To: GulfBreeze
PhD= piled higher and deeper

I have yet to meet one that had one ounce of common sense.

The Hildabeast says those planes crashing into the WTC was a fig-ma of the public imagination. So I guess we were all smoking pot that day.
45 posted on 06/14/2005 3:50:02 PM PDT by Tannerone
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Okay, I'm calling all of you Aggies out to explain this guy. What in the hell is he doing at A&M spouting this garbage? Obviously, this fool is tenured...

Because Texas A&M, like most if not all public universities, is dominated by liberals. In the 1996 Presidential Election, the faculty voted more liberal (Democrat/Green/Communist/etc) on a proportional basis than did the faculty of U.S. Berkley. The student body however is mostly conservative but also has its share of moonbats.

46 posted on 06/14/2005 3:51:38 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Just Blame President Bush For Everything, It Is Easier Than Using Your Brain)
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To: Matrix1948
former chief economist in

Well surely THIS guys opinion means so much more than that of structural engineers or architects..

47 posted on 06/14/2005 3:51:51 PM PDT by Paradox (Never mind me, I thought this was another porn thread...)
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To: Matrix1948
What a maroon... besides just being stupid, both towers where filmed from the time they were hit till the time they collapsed.... did any one see any controlled demo blasts?.. or any blast or blast damage other then at the time the aircraft hit and at the aircraft hit points?

No the only thing you saw was the aircraft hit, the damage and fire at the aircraft hit points, and the collapse starting at aircraft hit points

48 posted on 06/14/2005 3:52:01 PM PDT by tophat9000 (When the State ASSUMES death...It makes an ASH out of you and me..)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I wish I felt like hearing the punch line. I'm just too pissed off to even hear an Aggie joke right now, and that's unusual for me.... Hook 'em.


49 posted on 06/14/2005 3:52:59 PM PDT by demkicker (A skunk sat on a stump; the stump thunk the skunk stunk; the skunk thunk the stump stunk.)
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To: MediaMole
Lessee, so those planes we all SAW flying into those buildings, the FIRE we all SAW coming out of those buildings, the people we all SAW jumping out of those buildings didn't happen. That AFTER the planes hit the buildings, some "demolition teams' snuck into the WTC, laid explosives (all while the fire department is running in, and people are running out, and laid explosives that would have taken DAYS to put in place in a matter of less than an hour without being detected.

And space aliens created the pyramids.

50 posted on 06/14/2005 3:54:23 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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