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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 (UPDATED 5:36AM CST)
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Revealing, shocking video shows reporter talking about collapse with WTC 7 still standing in background, Google removes clip
An astounding video uncovered from the archives today shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head.
Minutes before the actual collapse of the building is due, the feed to the reporter mysteriously dies.
[Transcript prepared from video by Tara Carreon]
BBC WORLD NEWS UPDATE: TERRORISM ATTACKS IN U.S. World Trade Centre destroyed by hijacked planes. Pentagon hit and burning. 4:57 p.m. EST, 23 minutes before Building 7 collapsed at 5:20 p.m.
[Gavin Estler] Now, more on the latest building collapse in New York. You might have heard a few moments ago I was talking about the Salomon building collapsing. And indeed it has. Apparently, that's only a few hundred yards away from where the World Trade Center Towers were. And it seems that this was not a result of a new attack, it was because the building had been weakened during this morning's attacks. We'll probably find out more about that now from our correspondent Jane Standley. Jane, what more can you tell us about the Salomon building and its collapse.
[Jane Standley] Well, only really what you already know. Details are very, very sketchy.
There's almost a sense downtown in New York, behind me, down by the World Trade Centers, of just an area completely closed off as the rescue workers try to do their job. But this isn't the first building that has suffered as a result. We know that part of the Marriott Hotel next to the World Trade Center also collapsed as a result of this huge amount of falling debris from 110 floors of the two twin towers of the World Trade Center.
As you can see behind me, the Trade Center appears to be still burning.
We see these huge clouds of smoke and ash, and we know that behind that is an empty piece of what was a very familiar New York skyline, a symbol of the financial prosperity of this city, but completely disappeared now and New York is still unable to take on board what has happened to them today.
[Gavin Estler] Presumably there were very few people in the Salomon building when it collapsed. I mean, there were, I suppose, fears of possible further collapses around the area.
[Jane Standley] That's what you would hope because this whole downtown area behind me has been completely sealed of and evacuated apart from the emergency workers.
That was done by the Mayor Rudy Giuliani much earlier today because, of course, of the dreadful collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. But New York is very much still a city in chaos.
The phones are not working properly, the subway lines are not working properly, and we know that down there, near the World Trade Center, there are three schools that are being turned into triage centers for emergency treatment. I know that over in New York Harbor where the famous Statue of Liberty is there is a field hospital where 1,500 people are being treated and we have heard, though it's unconfirmed as yet, that 100 New York City police officers have been taken there as well for treatment. But we do need to confirm those figures for the officers
[Gavin Estler] It's now, what, some eight hours since the attacks. Is there any estimate yet available of the number of casualties in the World Trade Center?
[Jane Standley] I think we can only go at this point with the words expressed by the Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, that it's too frightening to think how many there could be.
We know that it's about almost 300 people on the airliners that were used in these attacks, but you've got to remember, this was 9:00 in the morning on a Tuesday morning. It's busy in downtown Manhattan in the financial district then.
The World Trade Center itself has 50,000 workers. There are tens of thousands of tourists that go there every day. The figures are almost too frightening to contemplate. You can understand why nobody yet wants to put a figure on them.
[Gavin Estler] Listening to the Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a bit earlier, one of his messages was business as usual. You know, we won't let this get us down. But presumably a lot of Manhattan people must have fled the city to Long Island to get away from possible further attacks?
[Jane Standley] Well, a lot of people were certainly trying to. But you remember that very early on all the bridges and tunnels to the city as well as the airports were closed.
New York was sealed, essentially. Now we do know that the Long Island Railroad has begun running again to get people out of the city if they can, and people who can't manage to get out and perhaps live in that area, they are being offered accommodation in empty school buildings. But certainly I saw earlier today huge crowds of people desperately trying to walk up upper Manhattan to get as far away as possible. And I think nobody really knows how to go, or where to go, and you have to remember even now I don't think people, it can sink in to people what's happened.
[Gavin Estler] We haven't, for the last hour or so, heard much from the people of Manhattan. You're with them there. What are they saying tonight after this catastrophic attack?
[Jane Standley] As I said, many just cannot believe that this has happened, and I've seen, you know, big, burly men and women with tears in their eyes today, shaking their heads, wondering what on earth is going on.
There was a sense of panic, reports from the scene of people just absolutely horrified, and I've already seen some photographs that a man took down in the downtown area and it looks life the aftermath of a huge atom bomb, or something full of debris and like a white carpeting of snow from all the dust and rubbish that had fallen. I don't think people can comprehend. They certainly have lost any feeling of safety. There's still a great pride in the city, people are determined to fight back, but a great sense of shock and loss.
People keep looking at the sky, for example, where you can see the plume of smoke and say, when that's gone, it won't be there anymore. Our twin towers won't be there. Such a symbol of New York.
[Gavin Estler] Are they talking yet about revenge and what the government should do to counter this threat or are they numb still?
[Jane Standley] I think people are still numb and I don't think people are talking about revenge in that way at all yet. I think people are still too traumatized.
We don't know how many people have been killed. We can't even put a figure, I think when you talk to people on they don't even say how many people might have been killed and injured. And I think that feeling of the ___ of the devastation, people don't really know what to say or what to think. I think they feel the bubble of their security being in America has definitely been popped.
This city in this country will not be the same. But they don't really know where turn.
That's the very sad thing. I think there's going to be a lot of very, very traumatized people. This has hit them very, very hard.
[Gavin Estler] I think many of us, when we heard the news perhaps on the radio earlier today were completely flabbergasted by it and just couldn't comprehend it.
I mean, it almost sounded too far fetched.
I was wondering what it felt like for you being in Manhattan ...
Well, unfortunately, I think we've lost the line with Jane Standley in Manhattan. Perhaps we can rejoin her and follow that up later.
This amazing clip was on Google Video (now back again here), but was removed within hours of the story breaking. However, hundreds of people had already managed to download the clip and it has gone viral on the Internet and the censors won't be able to shut the lid this time. A You Tube upload is available here but we fully expect this to be removed soon. You can watch it for the time being at this link and also here. A WMV link is here (on our server) and a Quicktime here. Bit torrent versions of the file can be found here. An avi version can be found here.
To be clear, the Salomon Brothers Building is just a different name for Building 7 or WTC 7. Skip forward to around the 14:30 minute mark.
Although there is no clock or time stamp on the footage, the source claims the report was given at 4:57pm EST, 23 minutes before Building 7 collapsed at 5:20pm. While the exact time of the report cannot be confirmed at present, it is clear from the footage that the reporter is describing the collapse of WTC 7 while it clearly remains standing behind her in the live shot.
Here are some further screenshots from the video.
The fact that the BBC reported on the collapse of Building 7 over twenty minutes in advance of its implosion obviously provokes a myriad of questions as to how they knew it was about to come down when the official story says its collapse happened accidentally as a result of fire damage and debris weakening the building's structure.
As we have documented before, firefighters, police and first responders were all told to get back from the building because it was about to be brought down. It is widely acknowledged by those who were there on the scene that warnings were issued for people to evacuate the area in anticipation of the building's collapse, with some even stating that a 20 second countdown preceded the collapse of the 47-story skyscraper, again clearly suggesting that it was taken down by means of explosives as the video footage of its implosion illustrates.
Alex Jones' film Terror Storm documents how Thermate was the likely culprit for the implosion of the twin towers and also explores the collapse of WTC 7.
In a September 2002 PBS documentary, the owner of the WTC complex Larry Silverstein discusses Building 7 and states that in the late afternoon of September 11, the decision was made to "pull it." The term "pull it" is industry jargon for controlled demolition, but Silverstein denied charges that WTC 7 had been deliberately brought down.
This newly uncovered video confirms that the collapse of WTC 7 was no surprise, because television news stations were reporting on it before it happened!
This footage is absolutely amazing and should provoke a firestorm of new questions aimed both at Silverstein and the BBC. Who told the BBC that the building was going to collapse before it did and why were they reporting its fall in advance of the event actually taking place?
Many have speculated that some kind of press release was leaked too soon and AP wires, radio stations and TV news outlets prematurely reported on WTC 7's collapse.
The video also severely undermines the credibility of the BBC who recently caused controversy by airing a 9/11 hit piece that sought to debunk questions that bring the official story into doubt.
Calls have already been put through to the BBC reporting the "mistake," click here to listen to an MP3. The BBC have promised to "look into it."
Moronic commenters on Digg are already trying to bury the story, yet none of them have an answer as to why the BBC reported the building's collapse before it happened. Click here to add your own comment and counter the debunkers.
ACTION: E Mail the BBC and ask them to clarify exactly why their reporter is announcing the collapse of Building 7 before it has collapsed.