9/11: The WTC7 building was blown up professionally

Summary

9/11: The WTC7 building was blown up professionally.

The study (…) does not focus on the collapse of the 400-metre-high twin towers WTC1 and WTC2, but on the case of the much lower WTC7, which was not rammed by an aircraft. Nevertheless, the 186-metre-high tower collapsed in just seven seconds. (…) The WTC7 building was most likely blown up professionally.
Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, no evidence was presented.

It relays a recurring narrative that suggests the US government's involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 conspiracy theories have been refuted several times including by the “9-11 Commission" conducted by the US legislators.

The study quoted by Sputnik does not claim that 'the WTC7 building was blown up professionally'.

See other examples of this narrative here, here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: 9/11, Terrorism, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sputnik Deutschland
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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