In this report Ben repeats the claim that World Trade Center building 7 contained only small, isolated fires. Ben interviews Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth about the recent study regarding the collapse of building 7 by University of Alaska, Fairbanks, which concluded that the collapse scenario proposed by NIST is impossible.
There are two points which need to be made regarding Swann's report. First of all, building 7 had been burning for roughly 8 hours prior to its collapse and the fires in the building were extensive, not small nor isolated. Contributing to the progression of the fire is the apparent fact that the FDNY was unable to combat it due their ongoing work in the area of the collapsed WTC towers 1 and 2, as well as a lack of resources.
While spending some time in New York, i was in the company of a veteran firefighter who, on 11 September 2001, was in the immediate vicinity of building 7 prior to its collapse and he stated without hesitation that building 7 was essentially consumed by fire and that he was not at all surprised that it collapsed.
In the following videos smoke can be seen pouring from building 7.
WTC 7 Skader 01 FDNY Tape1 34
WTC 7 Skader 04 NBC2 Restricted tape clip 8
WTC 7 Skader 05 NBC2 Restricted tape clip 18
More videos can be found here.
Personally i hold no opinion on the cause of the global collapse of building 7, but i think it is important to state the facts regardless of how inconvenient they may be.
The second point i'd like to make is in regard to the analytical ability of Richard Gage and the AE911 community. Gage implied for years that a plane, a), did not hit the Pentagon and b), that a plane could not have punctured all the reinforced concrete rings of the Pentagon. What Gage and many of his followers failed to do, as i recently learned from Ryan Dawson of ANC Report, was to bother to look at how the building was constructed prior to making their claims, claims which they have apparently finally backpedaled on. The plane did not have to penetrate 6 exterior walls of the Pentagon because the ground floor only had 2 exterior walls. How in the hell does an architect or a building engineer miss this obvious fact for years? In the image below, the plane would have been traveling from left to right.
Below is another drawing of the Pentagon. The plane penetrated the area labeled "general offices", not the rings above.
Ben Swann usually does a pretty great job putting together his reports, so i don't wish to ding him too hard with this, but the obvious mistakes he makes need to be pointed out.
As for the government story regarding 9/11, it is largely a fabrication, however those interested in the truth only discredit themselves by failing to do proper research and repeating long debunked and fanciful claims.