VIDEO: John Edwards appeases a 9-11 WTC building 7 Truther, promises to ‘look into’ what happened

Posted by: ST on May 9, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Man, oh man. I had to watch this twice just to make sure I heard him correctly. A Truther who thinks the WTC building 7 was blown up on 9-11 has asked Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards what he was going to do about the ‘controversy’ they’ve created over what happened to WTC building 7. The conspiracy from the Truthers is that the Bush admin had it blown up. Edwards’ answer to the Truther? He’s going to look into it. He actually gets the guy to leave his name and other information so he can get back with him on what he finds out.

Note how many other people in that room knew exactly what the Truther was talking about, and even tried to provide Edwards with some helpful tempts to prompt him to ‘remember’ WTC 7. These people have freaking lost it. And, like I’ve said before, provide more proof that moonbattism is no longer the fringe in the Democratic party: It’s the mainstream.

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    1. Lorica says:

      I am not going to argue the physics because, I am not a scientist. My comment is directed to you Blu. I don’t give a squat who works for the Bush administration, infact I work for the Bush adminstration. It doesn’t matter. What I am saying is quite simple, there are as many people who are saying it was the plane as who are saying it was an inside job. You are going to believe who you want, and I will believe who I want. To force us to watch YouTube videos that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt is silly. Also, Tenet was Clinton’s man, so if you are going to make an accusation, it probably should go toward Clinton. – Lorica

    2. Tom Terrif says:

      Troofers (9/11 truth activists) have been around for years. They’re having as much long term impact on the domestic body politic as “the moon landings were a hoax” crowd has had. The only difference is the internet. When the dim bulbs of the “moon hoax” and the various “ufo” and ‘holocaust was a fake” groups got started there was no internet, there weren’t even any cell phones.

      Because of the internet you now have dozens of “9/11 was an inside job” web sites. They are all full of the same half truths, fabrications, misquotes, and outright lies that have been more than adequately debunked over the years by any number of reputable scientists, structural engineers, and forensic crime scene investigators, but the “truthers” don’t ever change. They simply state anyone who disagrees with them is “in on the government conspiracy” and go back to their “straw man” arguments, misinformation, and ad hominem attacks on everyone who disagrees with them. Nothing ever changes in their “prove nothing-accept nothing” world. And they keep bouncing back and forth on each others web sites like Scientologists at Top Cruise personal appearances.

      Professional liberal pols like John Edwards are easy to set up by producers of youtube destined “9/11 truth” videos because, truth be told, the entire “troofer moofment” flies under the radar of the professional polling teams working for electoral candidates. Troofers will argue that something like 145% of voters polled agree Bush Almighty either knew of, or orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, but of course, they are citing their own “polls” and “calculations” when doing so.

    3. Severian says:

      Because of the internet you now have dozens of “9/11 was an inside job” web sites. They are all full of the same half truths, fabrications, misquotes, and outright lies that have been more than adequately debunked over the years by any number of reputable scientists, structural engineers, and forensic crime scene investigators, but the “truthers” don’t ever change. They simply state anyone who disagrees with them is “in on the government conspiracy” and go back to their “straw man” arguments, misinformation, and ad hominem attacks on everyone who disagrees with them. Nothing ever changes in their “prove nothing-accept nothing” world. And they keep bouncing back and forth on each others web sites like Scientologists at Top Cruise personal appearances.

      This summarizes what I see as a very disturbing social trend over the past decade, the staggering rise in gullibility and almost religious fervor of a lot of people for their “beliefs” that fly in the face of all facts and reality. We see it in the “troofers.” We see it in the global warming alarmists, in the “Bush Lied/War for Oil” crowd of leftists, in almost everything the left stands for. Facts, reality, real world ramifications be damned, they don’t want to believe in reality but in their own demented version and the version that’s sold to them by their “leaders.” Anyone who points out the facts is part of a conspiracy or lying or evil. It’s like a perverse merger of village idiocy, the Inquisition, and Orwellian 1984ish “MiniTruth” for them. It’s also remarkably dangerous. You can have a free society when people disagree on things, how best to handle problems, but when a very large number of people opt to completely ignore reality and ignore the problems or misrepresent them and insist that what they want to believe is true is what the facts are, you can’t even have the beginning of a rational or fruitful debate with them. This is a trend as or more dangerous than the decay of societal morals we discussed in the Opie and Anthony thread, morals are one thing, but rabid and obsessive anti-reality mindsets are even worse.

      You see it in the entire Wilson/Niger thing. Wilson has lied thru his teeth, he’s apparently either a compulsive lier or he is so completely cynical and amoral he’ll say anything to accomplish his end. And even though the cooler heads, even among Senate Democrats, who sat in on his testimony and the CIA found that his trip to Niger supported the claim that Iraq was sniffing around trying to buy yellowcake, the meme that gets put out again and again is that he wasn’t lying, the Whitehouse was. This is made all the worse by cynical, power hungry politicians who encourage the use of falsehoods as truth, for sort term gain, ignoring the deadly long term effects of legitimizing this kind of lunacy and selective interpretation of facts. 23 reasons were put forth in the Authorization for military force in Iraq, 23, but the left and Dems insist to a willing and gullible audience, including their water carriers in the MSM, that it was ONLY WMD. The damage such people and organizations are doing to civilization is not trivial.

    4. Still no reply on how they managed to place all those explosives and weakened the building without anyone noticing…

      ST-that was very funny… gumment… :-j

      However: I’d still like to know what proof the truthers have about how they set it up… I have some idea of the work it takes to demo a building. Heck we blow them up all the time here in Vegas so they’ve shown ad-naseum what it takes to implode a building, and then it does not always work as planned. The Hacienda did not totally implode and they had to bring in the wrecking ball to finish it off. (That’s where Mandalay Bay is now)

      Again wake up and smell the ~o)

    5. Lorica says:

      You can’t blame them all completely tho. There are times I still wonder why FDR had our Aircraft Carriers moved out of Pearl Harbor on the 5th of December. Did he know that the real target of the Japanese were not the Battleships, but the Aircraft Carrier. When the Carriers weren’t there, the Japanese pilots took it out on our Battleships. This is why Battleship row was so devastated. FDR knew we couldn’t win without the Carriers. It all adds up, but I don’t believe it.

      Then there is the thought that LBJ had a hand in JFK’s assasination, in order to get us into Vietnam. Johnson had thousands of shares of Bell Helicoptor stock. He knew that helicoptors would be used in SE Asia. He was a very wealthy man after Vietnam, well he was a pretty wealthy man before it too.

      So I can understand what the 9/11 truthers think, the problem is, as Sev says, the reality of 9/11 just doesn’t add up to what they believe. – Lorica