BBC Responds to Building No. 7 Controversy

We don’t buy any of the insane, tin foil hat, 9-11 conspiracies, but we must admit, the collapse of Building No. 7 still has a lot of unanswered questions. The official explanation is that the building collapsed due to a fire caused by falling debris. Still, the head of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the group that led a three-year, $24-million investigation into the structural failure of the building has this to say about its collapse: [From New York]

“We are studying the horizontal movement east to west, internal to the structure, on the fifth to seventh floors.” Then Dr. Sunder paused. ‚”But truthfully, I don’t really know. We’ve had trouble getting a handle on building No. 7.”

Adding to the mystery, the BBC reported on the collapse of Building No. 7 before it even happened. This week, they finally posted an explanation, albeit a half-ass one, on their blog. Turns out, they “no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage.” Read the whole response here. Prison Planet has some interesting commentary here and images here as well.