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9/11 Key in UK Financial Times
What Happened to WTC 7?

by Captain Eric H. May
Military-Political Editor
The Lone Star Iconoclast
June 9, 2008

Capt. Eric H. May

Few mainstream articles have drawn as much attention from the 9/11 Truth movement as "The Truth Is out There,"1 published over the weekend by The Financial Times.
The daily London-based business newspaper, sometimes referred to as the UK version of The Wall Street Journal, carries great weight in both financial and government sectors.
Over the weekend, The Iconoclast discussed the article with important figures of the 9/11 Truth movement, including one featured in the article. Most regard the piece, written by Peter Barber, to be a favorable examination of what has come to be called the most important radical political movement in US history.
The part of the article most damaging to the official account of 9/11 is a sidebar article within it, "What Happened to Building 7?" 2 It presents what many "Truthers" consider the single most powerful piece of evidence in proving the case that 9/11 was an inside job: the announcement by the BBC that WTC 7 had collapsed half an hour before the building fell.
WTC 7 joined WTC 1 and WTC 2 the World Trade Center's "twin towers" as the only three steelframe skyscrapers in history to collapse from fires. Before 9/11, controlled demolition was considered the only way to collapse a skyscraper. Unlike the twin towers, WTC 7 had not been struck by an airplane, and it had not suffered a major fire.
BBC reporter Jane Standley was broadcasting live from New York City, with the city's skyline filled with wispy smoke from the collapse of the twin towers in the window behind her. What she did not realize was that WTC 7, also known as the Salomon Brothers Building, was still standing and was just over her shoulder: 3
The article also presents another devastating bit of evidence against the official story: an admission by Larry Silverstein, a New York City financier with connections in both the US and Israeli governments, that he and city officials decided that, in the case of WTC 7, it was time to "pull it." "Pull it" is jargon in the demolitions field for demolishing a building with explosives.
Silverstein made his comment a year after 9/11, in a conversation with PBS, captured and broadcast worldwide in YouTube videos: 4
"I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they're going to be able to contain the fire, and I said 'we've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull, and then we watched the building collapse."

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Captain Eric H. May is a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, as well as a former NBC editorial writer. His essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and Military Intelligence Magazine. For his most recent articles and upcoming interviews, refer to his home site at:
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