Part 4 of 4
The Wall of Concrete Clouds Then Traveled Outward Across the River.
9/11/01 -- A Typical Street in Downtown Manhattan
Mostly unburned paper mixes with the dust of the top half of the Twin Towers. This is all that is left of the concrete floors, gypsum wall board, steel decking, office furniture, office machinery, filing cabinets. The dust averages 4" deep. Most of the 6" curb appears filled in.
Pyroclastic Dust Clouds
• 90,000 tons of concrete missing from each building
• 100-micron to 10-mil particle size
• Settled 4" thick all over downtown Manhattan
Dust Cloud Expansion by Heat Can Be Calculated
• Dust Cloud Expansion Energy Sink Vastly Exceeded Gravitational Energy Source
• Dust cloud of North Tower expanded to about 5 times the building volume by 30 seconds from collapse start.
• Heat energy is required to produce expansion: Ideal gas law: PV=nRT where: P = pressure, V = Volume, T = absolute temperature
• The energy for the heat required is about 10x the gravitational potential energy!
o Energy required for 3.4x expansion in 30 seconds is on the order of 1,500,000 kWH.
o But the gravitational potential energy was about 110,000 kWH
Gravitation Potential Energy of 15 Story Upper Section of North Tower = 110,000 KWH
Near free-fall speed of collapse (all of its P.E. is converted to Kinetic → This is all the work that it can do!!
1. Expansion of Dust Clouds (to 5x building volume in 30 seconds) → Massive heat-Energy required
2. Creation of tons of molten metal → 4,000 heat source?
3. Crush 80,000 tons of structural steel frame → At near free-fall speed?
4. Pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete to fine dust → And where is the "grinder"?
Lt. Kenneth Christiansen, Ladder Company 5, Greenwich Village
"What I expected to see was nothing like what I actually did see at the time of my arrival at the site.
There wasn't much that you could say, that you could describe. Everything was dust and metal. There was no typewriters, no chairs. There was no nothing."
The Only File Cabinet Found
• Of the hundreds of thousands of file cabinets in the Towers, only this one in the basement was found!
Pulverization of WTC Victims
• More than 700 bone fragments, each less than a half an inch long, have now been found on top of the 40-story Deutsche Bank building across the street from the South Tower.
• How did they get there? How did they get so small?
In April, 2006, New Yorkers were distressed to learn that bone fragments, human remains from 9/11, had been found on the roof of the nearby Deutsche Bank Building.
"And how, in God's name, did those fragments get there?"
"It surprised me that there were still bone fragments or human remains that had not been discovered."
"How is it possible, that after five years, they are finally looking on the rooftops of the Deutsche building. I mean, that's crazy!"
Slides 437, 438, 439 & 440.
Pulverization of WTC Victims
• Total of 2,749 victims
o Only 300 whole bodies were found.
• Almost 20,000 pieces of bodies were found
o 6,000 pieces small enough to fit in test tubes
o 1,151 victims remain completely unaccounted for
o 200 pieces matched to a single person
Can fire and gravitational collapse cause such massive body pulverization?
9. IRON MICROSPHERES IN DUST & Pools of Molten Iron
10. Chemical Evidence of Thermate Cutter Charges
Direct Evidence of Explosive Destruction
NO Characteristics of Destruction by Fire
Slides 445 & 446:
Has your Steel Fireplace Ever Melted?
• "The fire is the most misunderstood part of the WTC collapse. Even today, the media reports (and many scientists believe) that the steel melted. It is argued that the jet fuel burns very hot, especially with so much fuel present. This is not true ... The temperature of the fire at the WTC was not unusual, and it was most definitely NOT capable of melting steel." -- Eager and Musso, 2001
A fireplace is a diffuse flame burning in air, as was the WTC fire. The maximum flame temperature for burning hydrocarbons (i.e. jet fuel) with an ideal fuel/air mixture) is 1,500 to 1,700 °F -- hardly sufficient to melt steel at 2,730 °F. The steel grate in a roaring fire in a typical home fireplace will rarely reach 1,000 °F, and it never melts!
Steel Temperatures were insufficient for failure (applies to all WTC buildings)
"But it is very difficult to reach [even] this maximum temperature with a diffuse flame. There is nothing to ensure that the fuel and air in a diffuse flame are mixed in the best ratio ... This is why the temperatures in a residential or office fire are usually in the 930 °F to 1,200 °F (air temp) range. It is known that the WTC fire was [such] a fuel-rich / oxygen starved, diffuse flame, as evidenced by the copious black smoke." -- Cote, A.E., editor, Fire Protection Handbook, 17th Edition, Quincy, Maine: National Fire Protection Association, 1992.
"Structural steel loses about half of its strength at 1,200 °F [steel temp]. Even a 50% loss of strength is still insufficient, by itself, to explain the WTC collapse ... The WTC, on this low-wind day, was likely not stressed more than a third of the design allowable ... Even with its strength halved, the steel could still support two to three times the stresses imposed by a 1,200 °F fire ..." -- Eager/Musso & Bazant/Zhou
Slides 449, 450, 451 & 452:
Flame/Air vs. Steel Temperatures
• NIST's Report never points out the difference between flame temperature and steel temperature, implying that they are the same. This ignores the thermal conductivity of steel.
• In actual tests of hydrocarbon-fueled fires in car parks [parking garages] with exposed steel structures, conducted by Corus Construction, the highest recorded temperature of any of the steel temp. in any of the many tests was only 680 °F!
• Bazant and Zhou (2001), who support the official "collapse" theory, require 1,470 °F for structural steel failure.
• NIST claims that the fires reached over 1,800 °F.
NIST's Metallographic Analysis Contradicts its Own "High Core Temperatures" Claim:
• Using metallographic analysis, NIST determined that there was NO evidence that ANY of the core column samples had reached temperatures above 452 °F. And these samples were chosen based on proximity to the hottest fires -- per NIST.
Maximum WTC Column Temps. < 600 °F (chart shows Celsius temps.)
The maximum temperatures shown are less than half that required for steel failure.
Hear it from the N.Y. Firefighter who lost his life in the South Tower:
• Chief Oreo Palmer's transmission states: "We're on the 78th floor. We have two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines."
• Also -- Brian Clark, a survivor making his way down from the 86th floor at the 80th floor noted: "There were small flames visible through the [damaged] wall ... lapping up against the wall ..."
o One of only four people in either tower to escape from a floor above the plane's impact. Executive Vice President of Euro Brokers, Inc. on the 84th floor of the South Tower. He also served as a volunteer fire-warden.
Where was the all-consuming inferno?
• (Floor 78 was officially being ravaged by an 1,500 °F inferno at this time.)
• These transmissions were made just minutes before WTC 2's collapse. There were supposedly massive structural failures occurring in this section of the building at this time -- according to NIST!
Same as Slide 455:
NIST Blames Dislodged Fireproofing
• "The two aircraft hit the towers at high speed and did considerable damage to principal structural components: core columns, floors, and perimeter columns.
• "However, the towers withstood the impacts and would have remained standing were it not for the dislodged insulation (fireproofing) and the subsequent multi-floor fires."
At ALL beams, core columns, and perimeter columns all the way around the building??
Data from FEMA & NIST Reports
Slides 459 & 460:
Fire Engineering: "FEMA Investigation a Half-Baked Farce"
• "Fire Engineering has good reason to believe that the 'official investigation' blessed by FEMA ... is a half-baked farce that may already have been commandeered by political forces whose primary interests, to put it mildly, lie far afield of full disclosure.
• "Respected members of the fire protection engineering community are beginning to raise red flags ... The structural damage from the planes and the explosive ignition of jet fuel in themselves were not enough to bring down the towers."
Bill Manning, "$elling Out the Investigation," Fire Engineering, January 2002
The NIST Report (National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce)
Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers
NIST's specific objectives in this $20M effort were:
1. Determine why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed following the initial impacts of the aircraft and why and how WTC 7 collapsed;
2. Determine why the injuries and fatalities were so high or low depending on location ...
3. Determine what procedures and practices were used in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of WTC 1, 2, and 7.
Slides 463 & 464:
The NIST Report: Scope
• Objective 1:
o "The focus of the Investigation was on the sequence of events from the instant of aircraft impact to the initiation of collapse for each tower. For brevity in this report, this sequence is referred to as the "probable collapse sequence," although it does not actually include the structural behavior of the tower after the conditions for collapse initiation were reached and collapse became inevitable (?!).
The NIST Report's Title
There was no "Collapse" analysis at all!
NIST's Scientific Method:
NIST: If the original question gives you the wrong conclusions about the FIRE Hypothesis: Draw conclusions about a different question! (the initiation of the collapse)
Slides 467, 468, 469, 470, 471 & 472:
NIST NCSTAR! Section 6.14.4
Events Following Collapse Initiation:
"The Structure below the level of collapse initiation offered minimal resistance to the falling building mass at and above the impact zone. The potential energy released by the downward movement of the large building mass far exceeded the capacity of the intact structure below to absorb that through energy of deformation ...
" ... the building section came down essentially in free fall as seen in the videos. As the stories below sequentially failed, the falling mass increased, further increasing the demand on the floors below, which were unable to arrest the moving mass."
(This is NOT an analysis with supporting calculations. It is speculation in an attempt to support the fire-induced collapse hypothesis!)
NIST Also Casts Doubt on Their Collapse Theory
• NIST's 9/27/07 Response to "Request for Correction" by Steven Jones, Ph.D., Kevin Ryan, B. Chem., Richard Gage, AIA, Bob McIlvaine and others, acknowledges:
"We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse [of the Twin Towers]"
The NIST Report
A Mountain of Distraction (TNRAT: "They'll Never Read All This")
42 Sub-reports, 10,000 pages -- including
• 1,000 pages of modeling of the airplanes -- down to the turbines, and the building impact, the building structures, and maintenance issues.
o Ubiquitous irrelevant detail
• 100 pages of fire modeling and life safety issues
• Only 1/2 page on the core presumption -- the "collapse initiation" and the following "global collapse."
• Losing the forest for the trees -- making it a very difficult task to ferret out the truth
• This $20M cover-up -- a much more polished effort at hiding the truth than the FEMA investigation
A scholarly detailed critique of the NIST Report:
"Building a Better Mirage, NIST's 3-Year $20,000,000 Cover-Up of the Crime of the Century," by Jim Hoffman
Also see: "The NIST WTC Investigation -- How real was the Investigation?", by Eric Douglas, Architect, 12/2006
The NIST Report
1. NIST provides little evidence for their "collapse initiation" theory, and the computer models don't support the theory.
2. Experiments to justify computer models used 3.4 MW super burners (about 500 wood stoves in a living-room-size area!) in order to achieve 1,650 °F ceiling temperatures (because steel loses 1/2 of its strength at about that temperature)
• In fact, the available evidence suggests lower temperatures.
3. "Global Collapse" follows automatically from "Collapse Initiation"
a. No evidence, nor any history of such an event.
b. Violates known engineering principles of steel-framed buildings.
c. Violates the Scientific Method which says that in order for a phenomena to be taken seriously it must be reproducible -- or it doesn't exist ("top down total progressive collapse").
4. NIST claims that the South Tower core damage was "greater" than the North Tower core damage. The available evidence on the next suggests otherwise! This was necessary in order to explain why the WTC 2 fell after only 56 minutes -- and well after the fires burned out!
Why Does the South Tower Fall First?
SOUTH TOWER: Flight 175 Approach Angle: Bad approach angle means the jet fuel bursts out of the building and explodes outside.
NORTH TOWER: Flight 11 Approach Angle: Almost perfect approach delivers all the jet fuel deep inside the building.
The NIST Report
• NIST freely admits that the "focus of the investigation was on the sequence of events from the instant of aircraft impact to the initiation of collapse for each tower. For brevity in this report, this sequence is referred to as the "probable collapse sequence," although it does not actually include the structural behavior of the tower after the conditions for collapse initiation were reached.
o The entire NIST investigation stops before the real investigation begins!
o Why? Because, if they analyzed any of the evidence starting with the collapse, they would have to deal with the overwhelming evidence of the explosive demolitions!
• NIST modeled only the 10 floors surrounding the airplane impacts.
• NIST refuses to publish the data for the computer models or make them available for review. Scientists routinely show their data in order to document and prove the results, i.e., exactly how they reached 1,650 °F ceiling temperatures!
• Furthermore, NIST (unlike FEMA) does not acknowledge that most of the South Tower's fuel was burned up outside the building.
• While NIST shows two separate time/temperature snapshots in the North Tower, they show only one in the South Tower. Why? Because the second one would have documented that the fires were basically "out" prior to the collapse -- making it impossible to document why it "collapsed."
• NIST omits any mention of FEMA's "sulfidation," severe corrosion, and intergranular melting.
The NIST Report
• NIST misrepresents the floor plan elements
o Core columns shown asymmetrically and 3x smaller (we will never know how they modeled them in the computer!)
• NIST jet impact models didn't achieve the desired results so they created additional scenarios:
o increased the plane speed by a few Q%
o decreased the approach angle by a few %
o increased the aircraft weight by 5%
o increased the aircraft strength by 15%
o decreased the tower strength by 20%
o adjusted the Towers' live load
o increased the fuel by 25%
• NIST denies any existence of Molten Metal
o Found by numerous N.Y.F.D. eyewitnesses and WTC structural engineer
NIST's computer simulation had the floor sagging 42" but their physical tests at UL showed only 4" of sag after 50 minutes (close to South Tower's failure time)! Ten times the observed deflection!
NIST's Fudged Computer "Simulations"
• Actual fire tests with models sponsored by NIST did not fail or collapse
• No other high-rise, steel-frame buildings have collapsed due to fires and damage.
• What to do? Computer simulations! With circular reasoning!
o i.e., "the buildings wouldn't have collapsed unless we ..."
• Page 142: "The investigation Team then defined three cases for each building by combining the middle, less severe, and more severe values of the influential variables. Upon a preliminary examination of the middle cases, it became clear that the towers would likely remain standing. The less severe cases were discarded ... The middle cases ... were discarded.
• The more severe case (which became Case B for WTC 1 and Case D for WTC 2) was used for the global analysis of each tower. Complete sets of simulations were then performed for Cases B and D.
To the extent that the simulations deviated from the photographic evidence or eyewitness reports [e.g., complete collapse occurred], the investigators adjusted the input.
NIST's FAQ Response Dodges Controlled Demolition Questions
• On August 30, 2006, NIST posted on their website a list of 14 frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers to them. NIST avoids answering the central charges of its most visible critique, Jim Hoffman's "Building a Better Mirage: NIST's 3-Year $20,000,000 Cover-Up of the Crime of the Century":
o That NIST uses the diversionary tactic of describing some events -- such as the airliner crashes -- in great detail, while almost completely avoiding the core question of what brought the Towers down.
o That NIST's report is internally inconsistent, supposing that steel columns were heated to temperatures hundreds of degrees in excess of the maximum temperatures indicated by its steel samples.
o That NIST fails to substantiate its implied claim that its computer models predicted "collapse initiation."
o NIST fails to address the obvious features of the Towers' destruction that are unique to controlled demolitions.
NIST denial of controlled demolition rests entirely on their statement that "since the Towers collapse progressively from the top to the bottom, and there was no evidence of any blast or explosions in the region below the impact." (!)
In other words, "it didn't explode at the bottom so it wasn't a controlled demolition."
NIST: No Attempt to Analyze Global Collapse (i.e. via Column Failure Theory)
• As stated by NIST, its entire process of analysis is truncated at the initiation of collapse.
• Therefore, it neglects to provide any explanation of its posed sequentially collapsing floor theory (i.e. pancaking).
• Thus, NIST's collapse theory becomes a completely unsupported opinion -- not technical analysis -- which relegates the key aspect of the report, thus the entire report, to irrelevance.
NIST's Scientific Method:
NIST: If the report doesn't support the FIRE Hypothesis, Falsify it!
Structural engineers strongly criticize the final NIST report on WTC collapses
New Civil Engineer, October 6, 2005.
• "World Trade Center disaster investigators [at NIST] are refusing to show computer visualizations of the collapse of the Twin Towers despite calls from leading structural and fire engineers, NCE has learned."
• "Visualizations of collapse mechanisms are routinely used to validate the type of finite element analysis model used by the [NIST] investigators."
• "University of Manchester [UK] Professor of structural engineering, Bailey, said there was a lot to be gained from visuals. 'NIST should really show the visualizations; otherwise, the opportunity to correlate them back to the video evidence and identify any errors in the modeling will be lost ...'"
A leading U.S. structural engineer said NIST had obviously devoted enormous resources to the development of the impact and fire models. "By comparison, the global structural model is not as sophisticated," he said. "The software used [by NIST] has been pushed to new limits, and there have been a lot of simplifications, extrapolations and judgment calls." -- Dave Parker, 2005
Slides 485, 486 & 487:
Former Chief of NIST's Fire Science Division Calls for Independent Review of World Trade Center Investigation
• August 22, 2007: "Dr. James Quintiere Questions the WTC Investigations" at the 2007 World Fire Safety Conference. "I wish that there would be a peer review of this ..."
• "I think all the records that NIST has assembled should be archived. I would really like to see someone else take a look at what they've done; both structurally and from a fire point of view."
• "Let's look at real alternatives that might have been the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Towers."
Testimony of 118 First Responders
Slides 490 & 491:
Whistleblower: Underwriter Lab Scientist Objects to NIST Report
Kevin Ryan was fired from UL as a result of his letter
• Kevin Ryan wrote about Underwriter Labs in a Letter to Dr. Frank Gayle of NIST:
• Re: "... performing tests on models of the [WTC] floor assemblies ... the results of these tests indicate that the buildings should have easily withstood the thermal stress caused by burning jet fuel."
• "We know that the steel components were certified to ASTM E119. The time temperature curves for this standard require the samples to be exposed to temperatures around 2,000 °F for two hours ..."
• "The ["official"] story just does not add up."
Figure 3-11. Fire exposure side of the 35 ft. restrained test assembly after almost 2 hours of fire exposure
Results from NIST-Sponsored Tests at UL
Test Description Times to Reach End-Point Criteria (min.) Test Terminated (min) Standard Fire Test Rating
Temperature on Unexposed Surface Steel Temperatures Failure to Support Load ASTM E 119-61 ASTM E 119-00
Average (Ambient + 250 °F) Maximum (Ambient + 325 °F) Average (1,100 Maximum (1,300 °F) Maximum (1,300 °F) Rating (hr.) Restrained Rating (hr.) Unrestrained Rating (hr.)
1 35 ft. restrained, __ in fireproofing --- 111 66 61 (3) 116 1-1/2 1-1/2 1
2 35 ft. unrestrained, __ in. fireproofing --- --- 76 62 (3) 146 2 --- 2
3 35 ft. restrained, __ in. fireproofing 180 157 86 76 (3) 210 2 2 1
4 35 ft. restrained, __ in. fireproofing -- 58 66 58 (3) 120 3/4 3/4 3/4
• (1) Imminent collapse
• (2) vertical displacement exceeded capability to measure accurately
• (3) Did not occur
The end-point criterion that determined the rating is shown in matching color
NIST's Scientific Method
NIST: If your EXPERIMENTS don't support the FIRE Hypothesis: Ignore them and create your own Data!
Explosives Planted in Towers, N.M. Tech Expert Says
• Albuquerque Journal, 11 September, 2001, by Olivier Uyttebrouck, "Televised images of the attacks on the World Trade Center Suggest that explosive devices causes the collapse of both towers," a New Mexico Tech explosion expert said Tuesday. The collapse of the buildings appears "too methodical" to be a chance result of airplanes colliding with the structures," said Van Romero, Vice President for research at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
• "My opinion is based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center, there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that causes the towers to collapse," Romero said.
• Romero is a former director of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at Tech, which studies explosive materials and the effects of explosions on buildings, aircraft and other structures.
Slides 496, 497, 498, 499:
Demolition Expert Questions WTC "Collapse"
• Mike Taylor, a demolition expert, comments early on New Scientist, 12 Sept. 2001
"The blatant disregard of controlled demolition as one of the obvious possibilities in the FEMA and NIST investigations may be evidence in and of itself for deliberate concealment given the numerous eyewitness accounts provided to the authorities concluding that it looked like a controlled demolition."
• "It looked like a classic controlled demolition." Mr. Taylor is from the National Association of Demolition Contractors in Doylestown, PA.
• "The collapse of the WTC Towers mirrored the strategy used by demolition experts. In controlled demolitions, explosives are placed not just on the lowest three floors but also on several consecutive floors ..."
• "The explosions at the higher floors enable the collapse to gain downward momentum as gravity pulls the full weight of unsupported higher floors down into lower floors in a snowballing effect."
Slides 500, 501, 502 & 503:
CA Structural Engineer Ronald Brookman, SE, Questions the WTC Collapses
"... explosive clouds of dust and debris moving horizontally and vertically upward as the collapses of WTC 1 and WTC 2 are just beginning does not look anything like a heat-induced gravitational collapse mechanism. As a structural engineer, I believe in the laws of physics and rely on them every day ... I would really like to know exactly why complete collapse of the twin towers became "inevitable" as expressed by NIST without ANY scientific analysis to substantiate it. Why would all 110 stories drop straight down to the ground in 10 seconds, pulverizing the contents to dust and twisted steel? ... The truth is in the details, so let's not just sweep it under the rug. None of the official reports address the issue of total collapse." -- Ronald H. Brookman, Structural Engineer, 21 Years experience, Lic: Structural Engineer 3653 CA; B.S. & M.S. Engineering, U.C. Davis
Another Structural Engineer Questions the WTC Collapses
"Why the towers fell: Two Theories," by William Rice, P.E.
Posted March 1, 2007, Vermont Guardian
• "The interesting fact is that each of these 110-story Twin Towers fell upon itself in about ten seconds at nearly free-fall speed. This violates Newton's Law of Conservation of Momentum that would require that as the stationary inertia of each floor is overcome by being hit, the mass (weight) increases and the free-fall speed decreases."
• "Even if Newton's Law is ignored, the prevailing theory would have us believe that each of the Twin Towers inexplicably collapsed upon itself crushing all 287 massive columns on each floor while maintaining a free-fall speed as if the 100,00 or more tons of supporting structural-steel framework underneath didn't exist."
Another Structural Engineer Questions the WTC Collapses
David Scott, Structural Engineer, AMICE, CEng, MIStructE Auchterarder, Perthshire, Great Britain
• Consulting Structural Engineer, with 20 years experience of building design and founding director of a structural engineering practice in Perthshire, Scotland.
• "Near free-fall collapse violates laws of physics. Fire induced collapse is not consistent with observed collapse mode."
Slides 506 & 507:
Fire Protection Engineers Question the WTC Collapses
Owner of Grainger Consulting, Inc. a fire protection engineering firm (23 years). Licensed in 9 states. Strong forensic work and design of structural fireproofing systems.
Scott C. Grainger, PE, Forensic Fire Protection Engineer, Lic: 30031 AZ, BS Civil Engineering, Mesa, AZ
"All three collapses were very uniform in nature. Natural collapses due to unplanned events are not uniform."
Slides 508, 509 & 510:
Fire Protection Engineers Question the WTC Collapses
Registered Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineer in the State of California. Currently working as a fire protection engineer for the city of San Jose, CA
Edward Munyak, P.E., Fire Protection Engineer, Lic. #247, Lic: Mechanical Eng #6804, BSME Catholic University of America, Los Altos Hills, CA
"The jet fuel contributed very little to the duration of the fires, and all the fires were very weak in historical perspective. They were oxygen starved as evidenced by the black smoke. If you dig deeper into the NIST reports, they confirm that steel temperatures were low. I presented for continuing education credits at the NFPA World Safety Conference in Boston, MA 6/4/2007. My presentation showed that all three WTC 'collapses' have no resemblance to any previous high rise fire, full scale fire tests in the UK involving much higher steel temperatures, or computer simulations using finite element analysis."
FEMA Study Team Member & Structural Expert "Looks Like a Managed Demolition"
Note that this statement by Levy is contradicted by his work as a member of the FEMA study team, which indicated that the floor trusses sagged and their connections failed as a result of the fires.
Matthys Levy, Co-author, "Why Buildings Fall Down"
"If you've seen many of the managed demolitions, where they implode a building, and they cause it to essentially fall vertically, because they cause all of the vertical columns to fail simultaneously. That's exactly what it looked like, and that's what happened."
"It was live on television. I mean, just literally millions of people ..."
Slides 513 & 514:
Even FEMA's Structural Engineer questions the WTC Collapses
• "It appeared to me that charges had been placed in the building" -- Ronald Hamburger, structural engineer, contributor to FEMA and NIST reports
• And yet the official investigations never considered demolition?
FEMA's Scientific Method:
FEMA: If your own experts contract the FIRE Hypothesis: Ignore them!
Foreknowledge of Destruction
Slides 517, 518, 519 & 520:
FEMA Already on Site 9/10/01
FEMA exercise Tripod II brought FEMA personnel to Manhattan on Sept. 10:
"...the reason Pier 92 was selected as a command center was because on the next day, on September 12, Pier 92 was going to have a drill. It had hundreds of people here, from FEMA, from the Federal Government, from the State, from the State Emergency Management Office. And they were getting ready for a drill for biochemical attack. So that was gonna be the place they were going to have the drill. The equipment was already there." -- Former N.Y.C. mayor Rudy Giuliani to 9-11 Commission; this testimony was not included in the 9-11 Commission report.
Corroborated by one involved: "We were one of the first teams that was deployed to support the City of New York in this disaster. We arrived on late Monday night (9/10/2001) and went right into action on Tuesday morning." (9/11/2001) -- Tom Kenney to Dan Rather, TV interview, Sept. 13, 2001
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, N.Y. City
ABC News 12:01 p.m. 9/11/01
• Mayor Giuliani was warned 10 minutes prior that the WTC tower was going to collapse!
• Who warned him? There were 300 firefighters that didn't get warned!
• No steel-framed high-rise building had collapsed because of fire before 9/11, so how was it known that the WTC was going to collapse?
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York City
ABC News 12:01 p.m. 9/11/01. Giuliani admits to being told the Towers would collapse ...
"I went down to the scene, and we set up headquarters at 75 Barkley Street, which was right there, with the Police Commissioner and the Fire Commissioner, and the Head of Emergency Management, and we were operating out of there when were were told that the World Trade Center was going to collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building. So we were trapped in the building for 10-15 minutes until we finally found an exit and got out, walked north, and it took a lot of people with it."
Giuliani's Scientific Method:
Giuliani: If your own behavior undermines your credibility: Lie about it! (He denies making the statement!)
"Summary of Explosive Destruction," by Dr. David Ray Griffin
"These facts taken together render the likelihood of the official theory essentially zero. In fact, each of the ten phenomena, the likelihood of it occurring without explosives being used is by itself essentially zero. But let's be generous and suggest maybe there's a 1% chance that these things could occur: virtual free-fall speed, straight down; an enormous amount of dust. 1% chance. But when you figure out the probabilities then and you say how many that two of them would occur, three of them would occur? By the time you get up to ten of them occurring without explosives, you're talking about the likelihood of one in a trillion! So, we can say that the official theory about the towers is disproved as thoroughly as any such theory could possibly be. Whereas, all of the evidence can be explained by the alternative theory according to which the towers were brought down by explosives. The official theory is therefore an outrageous theory, whereas the alternative theory is, from a scientific point of view, the only possible theory."
Slides 527, 528, 529 & 530:
This Evidence Confronts Us Personally With a Very Difficult Situation
Our World View → Paralysis, No action → Defensive Excuses and Avoidance Techniques:
1. "Our Government wouldn't do this to us!"
2. "I would have heard about it by now!" "It couldn't be kept a secret!"
3. "I'm not an expert in Controlled Demolition!"
4. It's too horrible. I don't want to think about it!" "I did not see this stuff tonight."
→ Avoid the Debate, Go Back to Sleep, Become Part of the Problem
Slides 531, 532, 533, 534 & 535:
Our World View → Motivation, Action → Based on Rational Reaction to Scientific Data → Work through our fears, disbeliefs, mindsets → Get Informed, Inform other A/E's → Support a new Investigation
Slides 536, 537, 538, 539, 540 & 541:
Who Else Demands Real Answers About 9/11?
• 200 9/11 Survivors & Family Members
• 110 Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials
• 170 Distinguished Professors
• 110 Entertainment and Media Professionals
ALL ENDORSE THE CALL FOR A NEW PROBE INTO 9/11
World Government Leaders Question 9/11
Andreas von Bulow, Ph.D.
Former State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defense of West Germany. Former Minister of Research and Technology. Member of Bundestag (Parliament) 1969-1994. Video 5/6/06:
"The official story is so inadequate and far-fetched that there must be another one."
Article/Interview 1/13/02: "The planning of the attacks was technically and organizationally a master achievement. To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes and within one hour, to drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers! This is unthinkable, without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry."http://www.ratical.org/ratvile/CAH/VonBuelow
World Government Leaders Question 9/11
Francesco Cossiga, President of Italy (1985-1992) and Former Prime Minister. Also served as Undersecretary for Defense. Former President of the Italian Senate. Article Corriere della Sera 11/30/07:
Mr. Cossiga commenting on a purported new video from Osama bin Laden: "... all of the democratic areas of America and of Europe, with the Italian center-left in the forefront, now know full well that the disastrous attack was planned and executed by the American CIA executed by the American CIA ... to falsely incriminate Arabic countries and to persuade the Western Powers to intervene in Iraq and Afghanistan."
World Government Leaders Question 9/11
Yukihisa Fujita, Member, House of Councillors (the upper house), National 'Diet' of Japan. Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. Former Member of the House of Representatives. Former Director General of the International Department of the Democratic Party of Japan.
Session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the House of Councilors 1/10/08: In a 40-minute presentation on the floor of the House of Councillors (the upper house of the legislature), Yukihisa Fujita directly questioned the official version of 9/11. Present in the session and responding to Mr. Fujita's questions were Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fakuda and members of his Cabinet. Mr. Fujita demanded further investigation of the events of 9/11.http://www.y-fujita.com
World Government Leaders Question 9/11
Paul Hellyer, Former Minister of National Defense of Canada, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Former Member of House of Commons.
"Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base]? ... With a quick action alert, they should have been there in five minutes or ten minutes ... The inquiry has been very shallow, very superficial. I would like to see a much tougher, more in-depth inquiry ... We have to try and get the truth ... I hope that somebody has the courage and persistence to keep at it until we get it."
Slides 546 & 547:
What's Happened to Our Media?
Weapons of Mass Deception: CBS, CHH, ABCNEWS, NBC NEWS
• William Colby, former Director of the CIA
• "The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
--David McGowan, "Derailing Democracy"
Slides 548 & 549:
"Starting in the early days of the Cold War (late 40's), the CIA began a secret project called Operation Mockingbird, with the intent of buying influence behind the scenes at major media outlets and putting reporters on the CIA payroll, which has proven to be a stunning ongoing success. The CIA effort to recruit American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda was headed up by Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, and Philip Graham (publisher of the Washington Post.)"http://www.disinfopedia.org
Slide 550 & Slide 551:
Project Censored: The Mission of Project Censored is to educate people about the role of independent journalism in a democratic society and to tell The News That Didn't Make the News and why.http://www.projectcensored.org
Project Censored is a media research group out of Sonoma State University which tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country's major national news media.
Slides 554 & 555:
With Our Freedom Comes Our Responsibility
• 9/11 is the most important event in American history since December 7, 1941, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor.
o The magnitude of the impact of 9/11 on America and the rest of the world cannot be overstated. Wars are being waged.
• The horrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them deserve a thorough, independent and unimpeachable investigation.
9/11: BLUEPRINT FOR TRUTH -- The Architecture of Destruction, with Richard Gage, AIA, Architect, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
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• We must have 1,000 A/E's demanding a new investigation by 9/11/08!
And from the newest DVD on 9/11: "911 Mysteries"http://www.911mysteries.com
David Ray Griffin
"CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE TRUTH BEHIND 9/11"
"THE NEW PEARL HARBOR"
And we borrow from the creators of "Loose Change, Final Cut" http://www.loosechange911.com
"9/11 Revisited: Scientific and Ethical Questions," Steven E. Jones, Professor of Physics, BYU
Parts of this discussion can be found in the scholarly paper: "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?", by Steven E. Joneshttp://www.journalof911studies.comhttp://www.stj911.org
Slides 561, 562, 563, 564 & 565:
DEMAND A NEW 9/11 INVESTIGATION
• Call and write your elected representatives in Congress: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dir ... congdir.tt
• Write your local television stations, radio stations and newspapers, http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media
• Write to national tv and radio networks, newspapers, and magazines, http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111
• Tell everyone you know and email the AE911Truth.org website link
Slides 566, 567, 568 & 569:
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Zbigniew Brzezinski warns U.S. Senate:
"A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran culminating in a 'defensive' U.S. military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser -- Carter Administration, Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 1, 2007
Slides 581 & 582:
Speak The 9/11 Truth!
"A time comes when silence is betrayal." -- Martin Luther King