Dear Repentantandy,repentantandy wrote: So shouldn't there be SOME authentic images of their demise, or at least of WHATEVER WAS visible (maybe just giant clouds of smoke) at the point in time when the seismic records indicated huge shock waves? (...)
The informed speculation here is awesome at times, so bring it on!
Your point is interesting ("what about the million non-perps with cameras filming from afar?") and certainly raises puzzling questions. If you don't mind, I will start with asking you a question: do you have any such photographic material to submit, the kind of which has all the looks of real and legit imagery (of the tower collapses) - shot from the Jersey shores or Hoboken? As it is, we have precious few such images. One would think there should exist countless images of the tower collapses from afar - but no, we just do not have that. This plain fact is, you may agree, quite curious in itself. We do have a series of (cross-Hudson) shots from one 'Ahman Zafar' but, as you may remember, those have been exposed as blatant forgeries:
Next, I will submit 4 pictures of smoking Manhattan from afar. They were sent to me by our old friend Surcouf - some time last year. He said they were shot by some lady friend/acquaintance of his. As you see, they all supposedly depict some moment in time -successive to the tower collapses. Now, let us consider for a minute that they are real and legit; if so, I hope you will agree with these three points:
1: They don't tell us much about anything - since all we see is just white smoke over the Manhattan skyline.
2: Hence, they cannot be compared for consistency with any other available 9/11 imagery.
3: From such a distance, any picture of the WTC collapses (if we can find them) would be tough to compare for consistency with the 9/11 TV imagery:
One thing we may possibly do (if you and I travel to NYC one fine day - and if that pier in the foreground is still there today) is to verify whether both these 2 perspectives are possible: (given the photographer's apparent displacement, I find it remarkably coincidental that the pier always lines up perfectly - in both shots - with the Manhattan shoreline).
But let's get on.
These are 2 more pictures Surcouf that sent me. Again, they don't tell us much about anything - other than that " there was smoke in the Manhattan skyline on 9/11" (a fact which, to be sure, I have never denied! ). However, here we have yet again a rather familiar problem: illegible car number plates: given the relatively good resolution of this picture, there is absolutely no fathomable optical reason for both these two number plates to be utterly undeciferable:
I'll stop here for now, hoping you might submit more 9/11 Manhattan imagery from afar - for further discussion.
One fact remains: as demonstrated at the top of this page, the close-up imagery of the WTC collapses does not stand up to scrutiny.