9/11 Conspiracy Theory

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On September 11th, 2001, two planes crashed into each of the World Trade Center Towers. The perpetration of these attacks was attributed to funding by Osama Bin Laden and the actions of nineteen members of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The two Boeing 767 passenger planes headed to California filled with 20,000 gallons of fuel were hijacked shortly after taking flight. A third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a remote area of Pennsylvania after passengers fought the hijackers onboard. It is suspected that the fourth plane was targeted for the White House, The Capitol, or a nuclear power plant. Between the plane crashes and building debris, almost 3,000 people lost their lives on 9/11. This number includes firefighters and EMT that fled to the scene of the first plane crash before the tower collapsed. The reasoning for the Saudi Arabian and Arab based attack was retaliation against the U.S. for the Persian Gulf War and also for supporting Israel (History.com).
Numerous conspiracy theories say that this attack was an inside job and that the towers fell from other explosives, not just from the plane crashes. The theories point to the way that the towers fell not being accurate if a plane had crashed into them, for
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Steel does not have to reach melting temperatures to lose integral, structural strength. Meaning, the temperature that conspiracists argue that the beams would have to reach, in order for the building to collapse is the temperature that steel becomes molten metal. Steel can lose up to 90% of its structural strength before liquefying (911 facts). Jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F (PM). At 1,472 degrees Fahrenheit, within the range of burning jet fuel temperatures, steel loses 90% of its structural strength (9/11 facts). With the structural steel beams weakened, an answer for the next two conspiracy theories