Moderator note: Topic: Was 9/11 an inside job? The debaters are scott3x, for the affirmative, and Uno Hoo for the negative. Rules of the debate, as far as can be gleaned from the [thread=90335]Proposal thread[/thread] are: 1. scott3x will post 1 opening post. 2. Uno Hoo will post 1 rebuttal post. The debate thread will then be closed. 3. Behaviour of participants in the debate thread must be civil and as respectful as possible, considering that strong opinions and counter opinions are possible concerning the subject matter. 4. References to links or written literature are acceptable, but the one who makes a reference must provide an adequate summary in their own words. [thread=90779]Discussion[/thread] thread for this debate. scott3x's post follows. --- Ok, the one aspect I won't touch on is the WTC collapses- that has its own discussion thread here. So: The Pentagon attack/flyover; I've touched on the topic in previous 9/11 threads in pseudoscience and even had a short lived thread on the subject there before it was closed: 9/11- The Pentagon Attack I believe there is a lot of evidence that no plane actually hit the pentagon; that, in fact, the damage was caused by explosives already placed in the building beforehand; the part of the building that was allegedly hit by the plane had been closed down for renovations- it seems quite possible that explosives were put in at some point during these renovations and the actual plane flew over the building instead of into it. www.thepentacon.com provides ample evidence that witnesses saw the plane coming from a different angle from the official story. While they all apparently believed that the plane did, in fact, crash into the pentagon, there are 2 very important facts to consider: 1- If the explosion was well timed, happening right after the plane began flying over the pentagon, it could create the illusion that the plane was its cause when in fact it was explosives. 2- If the many eye witnesses who claim that the plane came from an angle contradictory to the official story's angle, there is an even more grave problem with the official story; because the damage to the building could -only- be consistent with a plane entering from the official story's side, it leaves only 2 possibilities; either a bunch of eye witnesses were lying, or else it's the official story eye witnesses who are lying. Due to the extensive work done by CIT, the people behind thepentacon.com, it seems clear that the people who were lying were those who provided the most direct accounts that the plane came from the official story's side. 9/11 War Games during 9/11 by the US military & CIA There is ample evidence that the people behind 9/11 knew about the war games being conducted that day and the effect that would have on being able to intercept the attacking planes. This suggests that someone on the inside informed them. The FBI charged Osama Bin Laden with other crimes but it -never- charged him with orchestrating 9/11. Even the official story has changed tack and now says that it was orchestrated by a sheikh who may in truth be a person with mental health issues.