Polemics & Exchanges

Ignoring Truth(er)

I enjoy Justin Raimondo’s contributions to Chronicles (and Antiwar.com), and I concur with his characterization of Alex Jones (“My Conversation With Alex Jones,” Between the Lines, November), especially the astute observation that Jones seems the perfect tool to discredit those who question conventional wisdom.  Imagine my surprise, therefore, at Mr. Raimondo’s illogical ridiculing of those who question the official reports regarding September 11, 2001, by stating that Jones is “the veritable pope of the ‘Truthers’” because Jones claims that controlled demolitions were involved in the collapse of the buildings.

If there is a pope behind such doctrine, it is not Alex Jones but Richard Gage, a member in good standing of the American Institute of Architects.  He and 2,000 other professional architects and engineers (including renowned controlled-demolition experts) signed a petition, adding their verifiable credentials in business and academia, that questions the official account of causes and effects of the three towers’ collapses.  Mr. Gage, the antithesis of Alex Jones, also produced a documentary filled with instructive analyses based on established laws of physics and norms of high-rise engineering.  Mr. Gage and his colleagues do not claim to know who knew what and...

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