Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Angry Nerd Says Something Mean

Morgan Reynolds, professor emeritus of economics at Texas A&M, doubts the official government explanation as regards the collapsing of the WTC towers and the adjacent Building 7 on September 11.

The implication here is that this was either an "inside job" (Reynolds's term) by the Bush administration to foment a war in the Middle East as the ahem, shall we say, less-than-hinged among us contend. Or, the UPI correspondent, John Daly, didn't do a very good job of quoting Reynolds, leading to the mangling of his point and the super-threading of this story throughout the blogosphere.

But who cares about "facts" anyway? This is the internet!

1 comment:

erin said...

The perspective of the Bryan/College Station newspaper THE EAGLE (which is often inaccurate)... home of Texas A&M University

WTC Tower Collapse Theory "Bogus" Says Retired A&M Professor
KBTX Staff

A retired Texas A&M professor is weighing in on 9/11 saying the official story about the collapse of the twin towers is "bogus."

Morgan Reynolds was a chief economist in the Labor Department during President Bush's first term.

He's now a professor emeritus at A&M and is quoted in the alternative online news publication, The Arctic Beacon, as saying the collapse of the World Trade Center was more likely a controlled demolition initiated by the U.S. Government.

Reynolds is further quoted as saying "it's next to impossible" that 19 Arab terrorists alone outfoxed the mighty U.S. military, and that the demolition theory may hold the key to the 9/11 plot.

He calls the government's theory about the collapse of the twin towers vulnerable and full of holes.

Reynolds is retired from Texas A&M University, but holds the title of Professor Emeritus -- an honorary title bestowed upon select tenured faculty who have retired with ten or more years of service.

In a written statement, A&M President Robert Gates said Reynolds doesn't have office space on campus and that any statement made by Reynolds are in his capacity as a private citizen and do not represent the views of the university.

Gates said, "The American people know what they saw with their own eyes on September 11, 2001. To suggest any kind of government conspiracy in the events of that day goes beyond the pale."

The article was published in Sunday's online edition of The Arctic Beacon.