As February ends, and March blows in, con men of all sorts begin to gear up for a "spring offensive" on the unwary. Those monstrous charlatans, the "Alex Jones 9/11 Truthers" (AJTs for short) are already out there: striving mightily to saturate the Internet with their inane and offensive conspiracy rants.
One of the current rants claims BBC and CNN reported the collapse of WTC Building 7-sometimes called the Solaman Building-22 minutes before it actually collapsed.
Their "evidence " for this is a BBC split screen shot -which the AJTs insist was a live video feed. The shot shows the burning Twin Towers about a mile in the distance and the Solaman Building in the right foreground-undamaged in all respects. ("Ta-daah !", they cry. " See for yourself !!")
I do know a wee bit about NYC ,and I know the Towers and the Solaman Building (which happens to be 47 stories high,by the way) were not that far apart ! This projection might help. Here is another graphic showing the area.
1. Was there actually a "live feed" camera ; and, if so, where was it sited ?
2. If it is so close to the Solaman Building, that it can look down on the roof , doesn't common sense tell us we are looking at a stock shot - made long before 9/11-probably from a helicopter ? (If we were not , how would we be able to see Bldg. 47 at all - considering the dense clouds of smoke and dust that close to the scene ?)
3. Doesn't the same common sense tell us BBC wanted to give the impression it was "on top of the story" , and used a very common graphic device - a split screen image , projected to appear like a view through a window - and showing images obtained much earlier ?
4. BBC , which (unaccountably) aired some of this AJT nonsense recently -using AJT tapes ,says it doesn't know where its own original tapes are. ("Aha !", the Truthers say. " Coverup !!" )
There are other wild and wooly AJT claims : "VP Cheney directed plane to fly into the Pentagon" , "Bilderbergs engage in human sacrifice" , "Neo-cons planning prison camps for loyal Americans", and those tried-and-true "standards" : "The Evil Zionists are going to get us" ...presumably after the Mexicans march up that new highway to force us to join the dreaded North American Union (something they even have Jerome Corsi and Lou Dobbs ranting about).
If you want to believe crap like this , feel free to join a movement that has as much significance as the Fabled Flea : climbing up an elephant's leg with intentions of rape.
Actually, with all their bullhorns and bullcrap, the Alex Jones 9/11 Truthers remind me of another story about the Fabled Flea. It seems he was observed floating down the river on his back, sporting a microscopic erection, and screaming " Open the drawbridge ! Open the drawbridge !!"