So let's say that this is all true. A very extraordinary thing happened (which is, of course, true), but that all these unique factors created a highly unique response (which, again, totally reasonable assertion). Didn't we send the steel off for recycling before we did the kind of forensic testing that would have helped us better understand all these unique factors and responses? Why would we do that?? And I don't mean that sarcastically or to point to a conspiracy or cover up....it's just truly....why on earth would we not look at this highly unique situation and try to get a better understanding of every single thing we possibly could? It is so crazy to me. This was HUGE for our country. HUGE. How could it be that our response is, "Wow. That was weird. Huh. Welp, let's just get this cleaned up and move on." Who DOES that?
Well, except it wasn't as if all of the evidence was up and destroyed immediately. It WAS investigated, just not, apparently, to your liking. Was all investigated as throughly and extensively as it could have been, possibly not. Were there mistakes made in the investigation, totally possible. Does it make sense to do a total re-check of the work, absolutely. But, there are plenty of parts of the building that do still exist and evidenced by the fact that beams from Ground Zero just made a tour of my state (and no I can't provide the details of which building they were from or what parts of the buildings or any of that, I just saw a couple of blurbs on the news, I didn't drive out to see them.) So, no, it's not as if they said "that was weird, huh, well, lets just get this cleaned up and move on." It's not like the report they did was just some novel or something they totally made up. They DID do investigations, they DID look into how it happend, they DID test things and check things and calculate things etc etc. Just because some conspiracy theorists, experts or not, don't like HOW they did it or don't believe it was done properly doesn't mean it wasn't done at all. They didn't just rush in on 9/12 and scoop it all up into black bags and melt it all down.
Yay, edit working again!
To take it a step further--
Why wouldn't look for explosives....um, because two large commercial jets were intentionally flown into two 100+ story buildings. Why would anyone think, in the shock and confusion of those days and weeks, between trying to find people and trying to figure out who did it and would it happen again and so on, to look signs of an intentional demolition?
Why would building 7 get so much less attention? No one died, no one got hurt and the loss was SO small compared to the rest of the tragedies of the day. In terms of empty building collapses vs 2 100+ story buildings have airliners intentionally flown into them, causing collapse and the deaths of thousands of people...the 100+ story buildings are the bigger deal.
Edited by happysmileylady - 5/12/11 at 9:47am