July 8, 2007

Fetzer proves no 757 at the Pentagon with... 6 year old Liana Vines?

Caustic Logic has a response to Jim Fetzer's "Litmus test for rationality".[1]

“’We have had four lines of proof that no Boeing 757 hit the building,” [Fetzer] explained, all flawed, well-explained or seriously questioned elsewhere, and too boring to bother re-hashing in detail here; but briefly, 1) the too small hole and “the wrong […] kind and quantity of debris,” 2) the CCTV video that shows something smaller than a 757 he thinks, 3) ground effect, and 4) the unmarked lawn. These four tracks of reasoning prove to Fetzer, ‘conclusively, in my judgment - that no Boeing 757 hit the building.’[2]

Unfortunately, as Caustic Logic has demonstrated, it’s only evidence when it’s legitimate evidence.  False and misleading claims do not constitute evidence—they constitute disinformation.

Most amusingly, Jim Fetzer suggests:

James Hanson, a newspaper reporter who earned his law degree from the University of Michigan College of Law, has traced that debris to an American Airlines 757 that crashed in a rain forest above Cali, Columbia in 1995.”[3]

What’s the evidence for such a bold claim?  Caustic Logic says it best:

Check out what this genius Hanson uses for evidence: a six-year old liana vine still embedded in the Pentagon "fuselage" metal!

Proving no-757 at the Pentagon with “six year old liana vines”…?  What the heck—what kind of professor of logic would believe…? 

After collecting these “smoking guns” and smearing the rest of the 9/11 truth movement with these absurd claims, Fetzer has the nerve to say:

The Pentagon has become a kind of litmus test for rationality in the study of 9/11," Fetzer said. "Those who persist in maintaining that a Boeing 757 hit the building are either unfamiliar with the evidence or cognitively impaired. Unless," he said, “they want to mislead the American people. The evidence is beyond clear and compelling. It places this issue 'beyond a reasonable doubt'. No Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon.”

Fetzer, you failed this litmus test when you offered a “6 year old liana vine” as evidence of no-757 at the Pentagon.  Never mind that stuff about directed energy weapons.

Jim Fetzer: I must say I think we’re finding out Judy, what happened on 9/11.  I’m just blown away by your work.  This is the most fascinating development in the history of the study of 9/11… I’m going to make a wild guess Judy; I’m going to presume that these [directed energy] beams had to be located in Building 7?

Judy Wood: Nope.  I don’t think so.

Fetzer: Planes?

Judy Wood: No… I think it’s very likely it’s in orbit.

Fetzer: “Oh Really??  Oh ho ho ho ho!  Oh Judy.  Oh my, oh my, oh my.  This is huge… this is huge Judy.[4]

[1] Fetzer, James/Scholars for 9/11 Truth, New study from Pilots for 9/11 Truth: No Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon.” June 21 2007.

[2] Caustic Logic, Rebuttal to James Fetzer, http://frustratingfraud.blogspot.com/

[3] Fetzer, New study from Pilots for 9/11 Truth: No Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon