"Truthers" Misquote Silverstein

Here are some more lies about WTC 7 and Silverstein from the 911 “Truth” movement.

Here is a quote from wtc7liesgooglepages, which they took from 911.truth.org showing what the “truthers” claim Silverstein said:

“This building-the last to fall on 9-11-is key to all controlled-demolition theories. Its sudden fall onto its own footprint, and developer Larry Silverstein’s reference on TV to telling the FDNY to ‘pull it, are seen as evidence that WTC7 was rigged to fall.”

However, as we see from this quote here, this is what Silverstein REALLY said during a 2002 interview for a PBS documentary:

“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna 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.”

As we see here, there’s a major problem. Silverstein had taken out insurance against terrorism on WTC 7- which is NOT suspicious when one takes into account the fact that the World Trade Center was bombed by terrorists in 1993. Given that fact, only a complete idiot would NOT have insured it against terrorism.

This quote from wtc7liesgooglepages makes the point quite nicely:

“The setting: Larry Silverstein is being interviewed by a documentary crew from PBS. He calmly, clearly describes what happened. CTs would have us believe that Silverstein accidentally let it slip – twice, for a national TV audience – that he ordered his building to be demolished! Does that make any sense whatsoever? Can the CTs give an example of a similar ‘accidental confession’ of a monumental crime in the history of the world? Keep in mind that if Silverstein thought he had said something wrong, he could simply have asked the crew to shoot that part again. Silverstein is a very smart guy who is in full possession of his mental faculties. He didn’t ‘slip up’.”

To put it in terms even a “truther” can understand, that would be a little something called insurance fraud- why would Silverstein publicly admit to insurance fraud. The obvious answer is he wouldn’t.

As we see here, a real estate developer has no say over how the New York City Fire Department conducts it’s fire fighting operations.

Wtc7lies.googlepages raises an excellent point with the following statement:

“…telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire…

That’s correct, as we will see in great detail below.

…and I said, ‘We’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.

Let’s use some logic. Was Silverstein saying, “We’ve had such terrible loss of life that it would be wise to blow up my building?” or was he saying, “We’ve had such terrible loss of life that it would be wise to withdraw firefighters to prevent further loss of life?” Be honest, CTs. Which statement makes sense, and which is completely absurd?”

Of course, expecting honesty from the CT’s is expecting too much.

Finally, we see the real facts from this quote here:

And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.

Who made the decision to pull? They. The fire department. Not ‘Me,’ not ‘We.’ They. This is ridiculously obvious to anyone but a CT. Does the FDNY demolish buildings with explosives? No, they pull their people away from buildings that are too dangerous to be near. The ‘we’ in ‘we watched the building collapse’ is Silverstein and his wife. Silverstein was not at the WTC site.

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Posted April 17, 2008 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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