Its almost sad that I have to post something like this, but due to a spat of “troofers” we had a month ago or so, I felt I had to write a little something about this. Despite Rosie O’Donnell’s absurd claims (and other crazies out there) a recent federal study regarding World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) found that out of control fires and thermal expansion of key structural elements led to the collapse of WTC 7. Among other results, here are some of the key findings:

Heating of floor beams and girders caused a critical support column to fail, initiating a fire-induced progressive collapse that brought the building down.

Video and photographic evidence combined with detailed computer simulations show that neither explosives nor fuel oil fires played a role in the collapse of WTC 7.

In case you are wondering what the conspiracy theorists believe, here is a short summary: They think that Flight 93 was really just a cover for the real explosion, which was caused by explosives set by the government throughout the building. The motive for such an act (my favorite is that Dick Cheney had an insurance policy on WTC, despite the fact that he had no insurable interest in the building, thus could not legally get insurance for it) is still not clear to me, I guess, to paraphrase Michelle Obama, America is just a mean place. I’m sure the Protocols of the Elders of Zion fit in here some place too, but I’m not sure.

So, I guess the troofers will have to go back to beating up handicapped children at book signings until they can find some other hair-brained government theory to pawn off on us. Maybe they can try to bring back the whole CIA killed JFK thing.

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