Read testimony, and see video of police saying "keep your eye on that building, it'll be coming down."
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Thanks to Yarrow Mahko for the following:
The BBC has tacitly acknowledged that the footage is genuine and not a blue-screen scene. They claim it was just an error:
Note that in his response Richard Porter, Head of News, says:
"We no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage (for reasons of cock-up, not conspiracy). So if someone has got a recording of our output, I'd love to get hold of it. We do have the tapes for our sister channel News 24, but they don't help clear up the issue one way or another."
A) It's highly suspicious and unlikely that they would have lost the footage, as at least two archivists from CNN have noted
B) Actually, the News 24 footage does help clear up the issue, since it also prematurely announced the collapse, but this time with a time stamp:
C) CNN footage commits the same "error:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1LetB0z8_o
Think about this also: the feed to the BBC reporter was cut five minutes before the building behind her (WTC 7) collapsed! That means that it is very likely that she witnessed the collapse after reporting that it had already done so! She would have been mighty puzzled, and could not have easily forgotten the incident
The BBC "explanation" is clearly an absurd diversion from the obvious question: who was their source for whatever press release told them the collapse was already a done deal? They have TWO separate channels committing this "error!"
Add this to footage already available in various documentaries and online at YouTube showing emergency personnel talking about how the building was going to "blow up," ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjmqkjwnvQ ) and you have a very compelling picture that the building was brought down by controlled demolition (obvious anyway from the speed and symmetry of collapse), and that press releases were prepared but either fired off too early or the demo was delayed for some reason (the shoot down of Flight 93? Was it heading for #7?)
The BBC World footage was found in a huge online News Archive at Internet Archive: www.archive.org. A poster to 911blogger.com provided a list of around 400 links to 1GB MPG files, which many people started downloading. The files were made inaccessible as soon as the story started breaking and lots of people started downloading.
I contacted the Archive by phone and email, and was informed by Paul Hickman, Office Manager, that the files were part of an "experimental" News Archive, and the links weren't meant to be accessible to the public. I asked when the files would be made available again, but in several emails he has refused to give a timeline, and refused to allow me to come to their site and transfer the files to HD for public distribution.
In my last email to him I added at the end that I was Co-producer of Guns and Butter on KPFA, and asked why he could give no timeline nor even allow a copy to be made, given the stated mission of the Archive.
I have yet to receive a reply to that last email.
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