Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

A sceptical look at claims made by truthers protesting at ground zero in September 2012 from the viewpoint of a chemist. For those of you who don’t know, a ‘truther’ is a person affiliated with the 9/11 Truth movement, who rejects the official explanation provided for the 9/11 attacks and instead claims complicity on the part of the US government. The videos in this series cover everything from the alleged thermite found in the dust to the collapse of World Trade Centre 7. The videos debunks every claim made by the truthers by looking at the scientific literature and studying video evidence of the attacks.

debunking 911 conspiracy theorists

Part 1 – Free fall and how the towers collapsed

Myles Power confronts 9/11 truthers to see if their claims can stand up. In this video he discusses the World Trade Center’s Design to withstand airplane impacts, fule or oxygen-starved fires, how the World Trade Center’s Collapse, the twin towers falling at free fall speed and the damage to the lobbies.

 Part 2 – Nano-thermite found in the WTC dust

In this video Myles discussed the truthers’ claims that a peer review paper proves that nano thermite was present at the WTC.

Part 3 – Thermate, thermite and glowing aluminium

In this video Myles discusses some of the claims made by truthers that can be disproven with a simple google search. Claims such as Al does not glow red, cuts at the base of the WTC and the difference between thermate and thermite.

Part 4 – How did WTC7 collapsed

Myles discusses how the WTC7 collapses.

Part 5 – The BBC, Larry Silverstein and the Pentagon

In this video Myles talks about the BBC reporting that WTC7 collapsed before it had, Larry Silverstein saying “pull it” and the footage from the Pentagon.

Part 6 – The psychology behind a 9/11 truther

In this video a good friend of Myles, Dave talks about the psychology behind a truther and discusses how they think and why they think it.

Part 7 – Flight 93 and my final thoughts

Myles discusses why he made these videos, flight 93 and clears up a few points made in the comments.

 

 

40 thoughts on “Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

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  3. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
    I was beginning to think I was the only “non-truther” out there that did not rely on ad hominem attack techniques, dismissiveness and abusive language ( which makes it almost as embarassing to be in the non-truther peer group as it might be to be in the truther camp). Those who discuss this subject (on both side) tend to come off with a “smarter than thou” attitude and tend to exceedingly illiberal thinking. Your youtube series on 9/11 is a breath of fresh air. Clear thinking with a sense of humor – but no trace of snobery or vulgarity.
    And again, Thanks

  4. Great work! I’ve been looking into these conspiracy theories for years and it’s rare to see anyone using real science and common sense on this issue. Keep it up and don’t let the crazies grind you down, they’ll try their best to. It’s like debating about someones religion, they see it as a personal attack.
    I’ll now get ready for the “comments idiot” to leave me a reply attacking me! …. I’m used to their angry, crazy replies.
    Stick with it! :)

  5. I like the way some people have to resort to insulting you, as if you have some kind of agenda.

    I’ve only watched the first video so far – but I think you could have done with an assistant to film while you show the footage you’re talking about to the truthers. They seem to just think you saw something wrong or are being vague about your sources, it would be great to actually point it out to them.

    I love your work- keep it up!

    • I always say, if you have to resort to insults and name calling, you automatically lose the debate.

  6. Myles thanks for your videos on 911 , I argue at my job with my co workers all the time. the only conspiricy I can believe is if they had proof that the us gov paid the families of the hijackers money to fly into buildings, thats easy to do, planting thermite or explosives replacing planes with missels faking the phone calls to people is the hardest one , if i call you from plane and you know its my voice calling how does gov know im calling you about hijacking? they dont know my voice. some video was saying they debunked you , its called molten alluminum, well i saw video and its thermite which explodes, it doednt debunk you

    • Well duh… Structural damage from falling debris from the other two buildings that fell as well as a very bad fire that damaged the structure internally. Do you people not read *anything* these days?

      Try this site: http://www.debunking911.com/

      It backs up everything here. Read it all, and inwardly digest the facts.

      • Anyone who has ever played with building blocks knows that asymmetrical structural damages would result in a toppling toward the weakened side. The videos of Bldg. 7 shows it going straight down so fast because there was no resistance below, as in controlled demolition where the underpinnings are taken out, unlike in a pancake collapse which would take much longer because each floor would resist momentarily. No plane hit Building Seven and its fires were minor. Larry Silverstein who got $4 billion and saved a billion because he did not have to remove the asbestos which had been ordered, says it was ” pulled” and the debris piles below all three towers remained far hotter than jet fuel and/or office furniture ever gets. This was observed both on site and from state of the art satellite technology. Wasn’t Silverstein lucky that he and his two adult kids who worked there decided not to go in that day and that he had insurance for a terrorist attack?
        Giuliani abandoned Bldg. Seven along with the people working at the largest CIA operation outside of Langley, the FBI, the SEC & Exchange and many other high powered agencies, banks and insurance companies. When asked why he abandoned it, Rudy said he was “told the Towers would fall.” Since this did not happen when larger fires were in the Towers before, in 1970 and 1999 it seems strange. Still, who told him and why didn’t he pass the message on to alert many who had been about to evacuate them earlier but were told to return to their offices? Wasn’t it convenient he knew about the Secret War Games site set up so coincidentally nearby so he had a handy place to go?
        Why did Barry Jennings hear and experience numerous explosions while trapped in the Building? Why had the fire alarm coincidentally been shut off at 6:47 am? Why was there no mention of its collapse in the 9/11 Report? So many unanswered questions.

    • The video answers this question. Why do people even bother asking questions if they haven’t consumed the information to begin with? You’re assuming that the video doesn’t touch the topic of building 7, which shows your confirmation or cognitive bias. Everyone has cognitive biases, but it’s best to try minimizing them as much as possible. If you’re not going to watch the video in the first place, then why leave comments against it? It makes no sense. You people are literally asking questions that have already been answered.

  7. Great work! Though this is mostly preaching to the choir, still great and concise. Loved your videos.

  8. You know, the best course of action when someone questions your beliefs is to call them retarded and spam the comments with nonsense.

  9. Myles,

    Great videos. Btw, this is not Dr. Steven Jones’ first brush with pseudo-science. He made a name for himself in the cold fusion hoax.

  10. Myles please explain to me how a building literally turns to dust. See there was no seismic activity recorded around the trade centers so it didnt slam to the ground and turn to dust, and there was very very little rubble for the size of the buildings plus jet fuel will never burn hot enough to melt steel, and why did the Empire State building not collapse after a plane flew into it but newer buildings couldn’t withstand it come on now get real

  11. So many parts are just glazed over as they are insignificant. It is not a coincidence that for the first time in history 3 steel frame buildings all fall at free fall speed in less than 24 hours from office fires.

  12. I’d like to respond to Dave. First I wish to point out that the Official Story of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory too, because a conspiracy theory is when two or more people are believed to have conspired to commit a criminal act. The government often tries to depict crimes as being committed by “lone nuts” but in this case they do go for a group of individuals. Dave accurately states people who believe in conspiracy theories have a lack of trust. If Dave knew more about the JFK, RFK and attempted assassination on Reagan, for example, he would realize that they “official stories” are not borne out by the evidence and show the shootings did not occur as we were told and that more individuals had to be involved than the one “lone nut” patsy who was scapegoated. The head shot from the front and the many witnesses who heard shots from behind the picket fence and smelled cordite were ignored to conform to the OT (Official Theory). In RFK’s case he was shot, according to the coroner, point blank behind his right ear and there were more bullets in the victims and imbedded in the room than Sirhan had in his gun. Sirhan was never behind or that close to RFK either. Reagan’s shooter was the son of a fellow Texas oil tycoon who had been a strong supporter and business associate with Bush I. Yet Bush denied knowing the family which was a preposterous lie. A couple of cases like this do make one have a lack of trust. Combine this with the Gulf of Tonkin Lie to get us to go along with the Vietnam War which killed millions, the USS Liberty attack by Israel with US government collusion that was kept secret for years, the Iran-Contra Affair, the Incubator Babies Lie used to foment the first Gulf War, the WTC attack of ’93 that was shown to have killed six and caused a half billion in damages because the FBI gave REAL EXPLOSIVES to the Muslim Extremists, the Oklahoma City Bombings where local news reports showing the removal of undetonated bombs and the withholding of video camera evidence, and in the case of the antrax letters the attempt to make them look like Muslims sent them only to find out it was from our secret labs as shown by the DNA.
    But back to 9/11, the evidence does point in particular to the signatories of the PNAC declaration that a New Pearl Harbor type incident would catalyse the public’s acceptance of a military expansion including war. The signatories included Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others including 14 more who a year later would be in powerful jobs in the Bush Administration. Many were Jewish and dual US-Israeli citizens. To ignore this fact is not logical and is not anti-Semitic. Most Jews were not involved and Muslims are Semitic too. But a close inquiry into them shows involvement. Wolfewitz created the “preemptive strike doctrine,” Jerome Hauer got White House insiders to secretly take risky anti-anthrax antibiotics THREE WEEKS before any known threat, Dov Zakheim had been CEO of Systems Planning Inc. that had developed modules that could be attached to planes to control them from the ground. Such a module was seen on the underbelly of the plane that hit the South Tower. As Comptroller at the Pentagon, Rabbi Dov had sent planes to Florida bases for retrofitting. Then there is Philip Zelikow who was put in charge of the 9/11 Commission despite the fact he was a Bush insider who had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice. He withheld testimony from firefighters and first responders, made no mention of explosions or Building Seven and Norman Mineta’s testimony that he saw Dick Cheney getting updates on FL 77’s approach. There were no defenses or evacuations in the best defended Bldg. in the world, the Pentagon, and the plane hit right where accountants were looking for $2.3 TRILLION that Rumsfeld announced missing the DAY BEFORE. It could have made a straight easy hit on the big brass but passed to the opposite side and made a multi-G high speed spiral dive instead despite the alleged pilot’s inability to pass three single engine Cessna flight tests the month before. Rmsfeld left his post to go to the sight of the “accident” and used it as a photo op to play the hero by helping carry a few stretchers. His job was to defend us from further attacks. How could he have known there would not be more forthcoming? The evidence goes on and on, but I just want to show Dave that all conspiracists are not doing so out of a lack of evidence. I do so because 9/11 is a false flag used to perpetrate horrible attacks on two countries not even involved. Furthermore, it has been used to shred our Constitution in the name of security. Without freedoms who needs security?

  13. I forgot to mention that the 9/11 Commission contradicted not only Mineta and Richard Clarke with regards to Cheney’s arrival time, but even Cheney’s own statement on Meet the Press of 9/16/01. He said he was in the bunker when shortly the Pentagon was hit. This was at 9:38 but the Commission changed his arrival time to 9:58. Why would they do this? This gets Cheney off the hook for failing to send up defenders or using missile batteries at the Pentagon or even calling for an immediate evacuation. Oddly, the moderator Tim Russert, who had attempted to cut Cheney off when he spoke of being in the bunker when the Pentagon was struck would soon die suddenly with no one around him. Oddly, since Cheney was in charge of numerous secret War Games that sent most US fighters to northern Canada and Alaska that day, he was not more punctual. He did remember, oddly, to take his wife with him to the Bunker.
    As to the Anthrax Scare, the first victim was Robert Stevens. He had one main claim to fame. He had published a photo of Jenna Bush, W’s daughter, drunk and sitting on another girl’s lap. Oddly, Rudy Giuliani would buy the site in Boca Raton, Fl and have it decontaminated but the DNA obtained from the other letters still led straight to our own government bio-weapons labs. Oddly, the only politicians to get letters were leading Democrats opposed to the Patriot Act. The eventual scapegoat Bruce Ivins had been recognized and awarded for his work but supposedly, he committed suicide even before he was indicted. Oddly, he was quickly cremated with no autopsy. Oddly, his colleagues pointed out that he lacked the essential lab equipment to dry and pulverize the anthrax so that it would dissipate freely into the air when the letters were opened. Not so oddly the government quickly closed the case. There is no known connection between Ivins and Stevens. Oddly, Jeb Bush had a bill signed the Thursday before 9/11 that instituted martial law in Florida. He was Johnny on the spot, taking the first emergency measures in the nation.
    Oddly, L. Paul Bremer future governor of Iraq, and Jerome Hauer were both on national television blaming Osama bin Laden that very day instead of at work in the Towers. The President’s cousin Jim Pierce had changed his meeting out of the Towers the night before. Oddly, a dozen of his colleagues did not get the memo and died on 9/11. Oddly, Jerome Hauer was acting Director of Kroll Associates, a CIA connected company that had been in charge of security at the towers and oddly, the bomb-sniffing dogs, despite warnings from many places, were pulled from the Towers the Thursday prior. Oddly Steven Forbes, a fellow Brit, Dave, had worked overtime in the Towers the prior weekend and observed workmen coming and going with the security system off “installing cable.” Oddly, although he reported this repeatedly, his observation was ignored.
    Oddly, though Osama bin Laden immediately condemned 9/11 as being contrary to Muslim beliefs the US quickly obtained a video of him bragging about it after they invaded Afghanistan. Oddly, the man in the video is clearly an imposer.

    • By the way, Mohammed Atta supposedly left a lot of incriminating material in his baggage which he did not take or forgot. Since a non-citizen needs his passport to get on a plane, even back then, how did he board if he left it with his luggage that he forgot? Why are no Arabic names on any of the passenger lists?

  14. Myles,
    Amazing 9-11 debunk. Can’t say I was a full on truther but leaned heavily towards the conspiracies. Not anymore. I do believe that there are conspiracies. Why?

    Obviously someone conspired to ram jetliners into the WTC and, in fact, did.

    I am inclined to think that the U.S. (I live in Arizona) turned a blind eye during 9-11 tho and for three reasons. 1) Iraq (oil and a vendetta) 2) Afghanistan (drugs) and 3) Homeland Security (Control).

    Also, we definitely knew using jetliners as terrorist weapons was a possibility but failed to act. Admittedly this could just be ineptitude. However, we have a bad ass military and its sort of a huge coincidence we were out to lunch just as one of the greatest act of terrorism ever was being carried out. Just saying.

    In any case, love your videos and i’m gonna make it a point to view them all. Thanks for all the effort you put into them. They are intelligent, thorough and informative. Take care!

  15. Great videos man, 9/11 conspiracists are pretty entertaining to listen to, most are retarded, the show South Park does a spoof on 9/11 conspiracy and they say 1/4 of americans are retarded and im starting to think they got that right!
    Cheers man keep up the great vids

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