If like me you enjoy a good documentary and a good conspiracy theory you will be well served with 9/11 Conspiracy Files: The Third Tower. This BBC production airs September 7th at 10 P.M. and September 11th 2009 on CBC Newsworld The Passionate Eye. This conspiracy theory may not be JFK level but the documentary makes an interesting case and raises some good questions about World Trade Center 7, the third tower that collapsed on 9/11/01.
The premise of this particular conspiracy theory is this: There is something very wrong about the collapse of World Trade Center 7, the third building to collapse. Since there is something unexplained and officially uninvestigated, all of what happened 9/11 becomes questionable. To add to the mystery, WTC 7 was mainly occupied by the U.S. government and the CIA field office for New York.
How valid this conspiracy theory is depends on whether or not you buy the theory that WTC 7 was imploded. A couple of engineers make a valid point it was. Mark Loizeau a world famous demolitions expert debunks a lot of the theories and answers a lot of the questions. Unless, of course he is part of the conspiracy in the first place … but that’s always the answer conspiracists give to an expert who does not agree with them.
This is the fascinating part of this documentary: for every possible question there is an answer and for every possible answer there is a conspiracy question to dismiss it. The documentary is well made so the viewer does not get lost between all the various factions and their different truths.
Unlike your garden variety conspiracy, 9/11 Conspiracy Files: The Third Tower is thin on wackjobs and lunatics, though it does mention the Loose Change people. It is long on experts like engineers, building experts, and real witnesses. This does add credence to the many questions being asked about the collapse of World Trade Center 7. It also adds credence to the answers.
Is there a 9/11 conspiracy? My favorite answer is from Richard A. Clarke who was part of the Bush White House for a while and then discredited by Bush’s cronies: “The government is not intelligent enough to pull off this kind of conspiracy and eventually someone would talk.”