Be Reasonable: Episode #040 – Christopher Bollyn

Joining Marsh this time is Christopher Bollyn, a 9/11 truther and author of ‘Solving 9-11’.

  1. #1 by astrotimer on March 16, 2017 - 18:35

    9-11 truther perfect throwback Thursday.

  2. #2 by Desmodog on March 16, 2017 - 19:01

    Good grief. Same old tired crap. Entirely unqualified engineering “analysis”. “Nano thermite blah blah.” No sources for evidence just garbage and oh yah “buy my book”.

  3. #3 by Greg on March 16, 2017 - 23:58

    Superb performance, Marsh. I don’t know how you kept on task with all that he threw at you. Possibly my favorite Be Reasonable, although the last few have been really entertaining.

  4. #4 by Cappy Charlie on March 17, 2017 - 11:37

    Another masterclass in how encouraging a measured debate is the best way of revealing the truth. Treating the subject with respect while gently stepping through the holes in their argument is so much more productive than a who can shout the loudest contest. Once again the cap is doffed to you Marsh.

  5. #5 by John on March 18, 2017 - 11:22

    You really should have asked him how it is possible for anything other than an aircraft in a powered dive to come down at a faster than free-fall speed?

  6. #6 by malcolm on March 20, 2017 - 05:54

    Micheal Marshall must have patience of a saint to sir and listen to that tripe. I enjoyed Marsh summarising the conspiracy at each stage as it became more and more ridiculous.

  7. #7 by malcolm on March 20, 2017 - 06:19

    Micheal Marshall must have patience of a saint to sit and listen to that nonsense. I enjoyed Marsh summarising the conspiracy at each stage as it became more and more ridiculous.

  8. #8 by UncleStabby on March 21, 2017 - 00:15


    He lost me at Rothschilds.

    Actually he lost me at “hello,” but I really tuned him out as it slid into thinly veiled anti semitism and paranoia. All of his “proof” has been soundly debunked.

    You demonstrated outstanding restraint once again. This is a remarkable format and I get a lot out of every listen.

  9. #9 by Chris on March 23, 2017 - 06:48

    Thank you for providing a venue where we can hear the ideas without going totally bonkers. It is because Marsh stays reasonable.

  10. #10 by RobH on April 2, 2017 - 17:22

    Nanothermite cutting through structural steelwork plays a large role in 9/11 truther circles. Has anyone ever actually made a block of nanothermite and then used it to cut through some structural steelwork? I ask because this 2002 report (link to PDF: ) about nanothermites says the research field is “young”, production is a “research area that still requires considerable effort” and these materials have “potential for major payoffs in weapons systems”; none of which screams “ready to be used as the centrepiece of a major operation” to me.

  11. #11 by Robert Hilleary on May 8, 2017 - 18:49

    Christopher Bollyn spelled B (as in boy) – a very apt description of this “jolly gee willickers” Dennis the Menace truther cheerleader. It is obvious to anyone familiar with 9/11 denier claims – and the misinformation behind them – that this “boy” hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about. Facts are for losers, right Chris? The hero uses his imagination to string it all together and fill in the gaps. He tells us the WTC towers were homely leviathans that couldn’t attract tenants. So that’s why Silverstein picked them up and immediately allowed Masad to destroy them because he wanted to do an insurance scam. By taking ownership several weeks before 9/11 he could arrange for the Nano Thermite to be planted for demolition. First, the WTC towers were a beloved icon of NYC skyline. Both towers were near capacity with tenants who loved the prestige of locating there. Silverstein didn’t own the property or the towers. The joint Port Authority of NYC and New Jersey owned the property and provided all the security with their own police – quite a few of whom died in the collapse. Silverstein partnership was leasing the buildings on 9/11. The insurance he collected was used to build the new tower. Read more about Chris in the Encyclopedia of Loonies.

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