Debunking William Rodriguez

“Truthers” often use the accounts given by William Rodriguez to “prove” their assertions that the WTC was brought down by controlled demolition. However, the problem with that, as we see here, is that William Rodriguez has changed his story more times than most people change their underwear.

            This quote from here  “Truth” Movements position:  “William Rodriguez says he heard an explosion at the WTC “just seconds before” the plane hit.

Declared a hero for saving numerous lives at Ground Zero, he was the janitor on duty the morning of 9/11 that heard and felt explosions rock the basement sub-levels of the north tower just seconds before the jetliner struck the top floors.

He not only claims he felt explosions coming from below the first sub-level while working in the basement, he says the walls were cracking around him and he pulled a man to safety by the name of Felipe David, who was severely burned from the basement explosions.”

            9/11myths.com  poses some excellent questions:  1) Why plant a bomb 90 floors below the impact point and have it go off at the impact point?  (And how would they account for the possibility of the plane departing later than scheduled?), 2) Why increase the risk of detection, as planting a bomb there would do?

            The 9/11 “Truth” Movement might make the statement that it would weaken the structure, but as 9/11myths.com  points out, as the planes hit approximately 90 floors ABOVE the basement, meaning a bomb in the basement would have no effect, and furthermore, the base of the WTC was still intact.

            This quote from here  gives Rodriguez’s 1st account: “William Rodriguez worked on the basement level of the north tower and was in the building when the first plane struck his building.

“We heard a loud rumble, then all of a sudden we heard another rumble like someone moving a whole lot of furniture,” Rodriguez said. “And then the elevator opened and a man came into our office and all of his skin was off.”

            Hmm, last time I checked, explosives did NOT make rumbling sounds-  they make a short, sharp BOOM.  Notice that he also mentions a man came out of the elevator with his skin all his skin off.  This implies a FIRE, not a bomb.  Bombs do NOT set people on fire;  they blow people to bits.  In addition, as we see near the bottom of the page here, a fireball took out a bank of elevators ( which means we don’t know where the elevator originally was before Rodriguez saw the man with his skin burned off exit the elevator in the basement. It seems to me that if the elevator was up high enough when the fireball took it out, then it may have been a bit loud when it hit the basement.

            Check out all the yellow boxes here  and you will see how Rodriguez contradicts himself, especially when he claims the media, specifically CNN, edited his interview.  The problem is it was a LIVE interview, meaning it CAN’T BE EDITED!!! 9/11myths.com further points out that Rodriguez fails to mention the 14 other witnesses he claims saw evidence of controlled demolition and in his RICO suit against the Bush Administration, leaves out the explosion he says preceded the impact?  Hmm, that’s just a tad suspicious.

            911myths.com  also raises another excellent point:  Just how can Rodriguez hear explosions at the uppermost floors when he’s in the basement?

            As we see here, the 9/11 ‘Truth” Movement  claims there was only one elevator that serviced all floors.  Once again, the 9/11 “Truth” Movement is being less than truthful, to put it mildly.

            First of all, car 6 ran a good portion of the full length of the building. Second, the elevator shaft is not the only route for the jet fuel to flow. Third, the WTC used what is referred to as a “stacked” system, meaning that while most of the elevators only went to a portion of the floor, the elevator shaft itself ran the ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE BUILDING.  In short, you had multiple elevators using the same shaft ( reference )

            Simply put, despite their names,  you can trust Michael Vick to watch your dog before you can trust the 9/11 “Truth” Movement, the “Scholars” for 9/11Truth, AE911Truth, etc  to tell anything even remotely resembling the truth.

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Posted October 28, 2009 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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