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Conspiracies of Demolition

August 24, 2007

In what seems like a deliberate attempt at conspiratorial double-entendre, the New York Times reports this morning that an „Obscure Company Is Behind 9/11 Demolition Work.“

[Image: The South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11; photographer unknown].

This obscure company, we read, is the John Galt Corporation, and they were „hired last year for the dangerous and complex job of demolishing the former Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street, where two firefighters died last Saturday.“
Wait a minute – what was all that about „9/11 Demolition Work“? Isn’t there an implication in that phrase that 9/11 was –
Well, no.
130 Liberty Street, you see, was heavily damaged by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11; it’s being dismantled because of this.
That apparently makes it „9/11 Demolition Work“ – besides, the cryptic headline sells more papers.

[Image: An aerial view of Ground Zero, taken on September 23, 2001, by NOAA’s Cessna Citation Jet. Via Wikipedia].

What’s interesting, nonetheless, is that the John Galt Corporation „has apparently never done any work like [this],“ the New York Times reports.
„Indeed, Galt does not seem to have done much of anything since it was incorporated in 1983.“

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