9/11 Conspiracy theory

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The second Pearl Harbor, the day of infamy, the start of the War on Terrorism—all of these titles describe the unforgettable day of September 11, 2001. On this day, terrorist hijacked four planes, proceeded to destroy the World Trade Centers, and cripple the Pentagon. Or did they? Immediately following the horrible attacks, various theorists thought of outlandish conspiracies regarding 9/11, such as that the U.S. planted bombs to start the War on Terrorism. To some these conspiracies may seem believable; however, after analyzing them one realizes that there is more doubt than theorists relay. One such conspiracy was conveyed by David Ray Griffin, a professor of philosophy of religion at the Claremont School of Theology. In this essay, he chose to answer the question: why did the Twin Towers and Building 7 collapse? The official theory states that, “The structural damage sustained by each tower from the impact, combined with the ensuing fires, resulted in the total collapse of each building.” However, Griffin’s research showed that fire had never caused a steel frame high rise to collapse either before or after 9/11. Although fire cannot get hot enough to melt steel, Griffin discovered that steel loses 80% of its strength when it reached 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit; however, steel, an excellent conductor of heat, would not have been that hot. Additionally, he noted several characteristics in the collapse that supported the theory of a controlled demolition. These characteristics included sudden onset, falling straight down and almost at free falling speed, the aspect of a total collapse, the sliced steel, the pulverization of concrete and other materials, the dusts clouds, the horizontal ejections, the demolition ring, the sounds produced by explosions, and the molten steel. Finally, Griffin finished his article by revealing more ideas surrounding the
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