Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Truth telling to the brain dead

9/11: How many virtual proofs does it take to turn on the 9/11 light bulb in people's minds?

Diary Entry by David Watts

I think this list could be used as a simple way to turn on some 9/11 light bulbs in more people's heads. This list can be handed or sent to anyone to read and thereby relieve yourself of the often agonizing exercise of trying to actually get people to listen.


9/11: How many virtual proofs does it take to turn on the 9/11 light bulb in people’s minds? A keep it simple approach.

As I wrote the following, I asked myself if this is simple enough for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul and John McCain to understand?; is it simple enough for my Representative and Senator to understand?; is it simple enough for writers and editors in the media to understand?; is it simple enough for Tim Russert, Chris Matthews, Bill Maher, and Keith Olberman to understand?; is it simple enough for Arianna Huffington, Matt Drudge, and Christoper Hitchens to understand?; is it simple enough for Brian Williams, Charles Gibson, and Katie Couric to understand?; is it simple enough for Lou Dobbs, John McLaughlin, and 60 Minutes to understand?; is it simple enough for my neighbors, my fellow workers, my friends to understand?; is it simple enough for a sensible junior high schooler to understand? Is it simple enough for me to understand (I hope so)?

Following are examples of events of 9/11 that by themselves virtually prove the Official Story of 9/11 to be a lie. The Official Story of course, is that 19 Islamic hijackers caused the death and destruction on 9/11. I use the word “virtually” because some people offer implausible or highly improbable alternative explanations. And if taken by themselves, it is possible that an implausible or highly improbable explanation or two could be true. However, I contend that many of the following examples by themselves actually DO prove the Official Story to be a lie. To believe the Official Story, one must believe virtually ALL of the implausible or improbable explanations. For if only one support for the Official Story is proven to be false, the whole Story begins to crumble. And mind you, these are NOT isolated events. They are all major parts of the Official Story. So, like a veterinarian examining a sick puppy, ALL symptoms -- in this case, events -- must be considered in the diagnosis. The veterinarian can perhaps explain away a single symptom or two, but you are not going to be happy if he tries to explain away all of the many symptoms that are ailing your dog. After all, its your puppy dog; or in this case, your country and your disappearing rights; or your relative or friend that was killed on 9/11; or your maimed or dead brother/sister/mother/father/son/daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan; or a sick First Responder; or....or....or....

The following list is quite simple and straightforward; but by no means, all inclusive:

1. As flight data recorders (FDRs) accurately record flight data -- if the FDR is damaged data is destroyed, not altered -- and the FDR recorded (data provided by the NTSB/government) that the 757 that allegedly hit the Pentagon actually flew on a different track (as corroborated by witnesses at the time including Pentagon policemen) than the Official Story requires; and that same FDR recorded the 757 never being low enough to hit the Pentagon; either fact alone would virtually prove the Official Story to be a lie.

2. Given that the Official Story requires that a 125 foot wide 757 made only a 16 to 20 foot wide hole when it hit the Pentagon; and given that NIST claims that the airplanes that hit the Twin Towers severed massive interior steel columns after severing the perimeter steel columns; yet the wings, tail section, and massive engines were not able to penetrate the reinforced concrete walls of the Pentagon, something doesn’t add up. Therefore, this alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

3. Given the fact that there was not much airplane debris found at the Pentagon and the best explanation the Official Story can come up with is that most of the large 757 airliner vaporized; yet the Official Story claims they were able to identify each and every passenger and crew member through UNvaporized DNA -- NONE with an Arab sounding name; then this alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

4. The fact that both Twin Towers collapsed in symmetrically identical fashion even though the South Tower was hit very significantly off-center means something other than straight forward gravitational collapses were at work. That alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

5. The fact that the top section of EACH Twin Tower was able to plow its way symmetrically through the ENTIRE 80-90 stories below about as quickly as if it had fallen through thin air is alone enough to virtually prove the Official Story to be a lie.


6. There were many people including firemen who reported that molten metal was seen below all three (one not hit by an airplane) buildings that collapsed on 9/11. And there is a LOT of corroborating evidence in support of there being molten metal below the rubble such as extremely high temperatures recorded on NASA thermal maps and pictures of extremely hot orange/white hot steel. Only one thing could account for “flowing” molten metal: thermite. Evidence of thermite at ground zero was found. There would be no reason for the existence of thermite at the sites other than it being the reason for the molten metal. If there was molten metal underneath any -- much less all three as was reported -- of the three buildings that collapsed on 9/11 as reported by firemen and others as “flowing like lava” for many weeks, then for the Official Story to be true there must be a scientific explanation for its existence that does not belie the Official Story. Since there is no such scientific explanation, that alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

7. Physical laws -- the kinds of laws Isaac Newton discovered and which govern our universe --were violated on 9/11: The law of falling objects following the paths of least resistance; the law of conservation of momentum; the law of conservation of angular momentum. According to conservation-of-momentum laws, the block of approximately 34 floors on top of the South Tower should have continued to topple and fall through the path of least resistance: the air. It should have continued to topple and fall to the ground far outside the building’s footprint and NOT through the path of most resistance: the building itself. That same block which can be seen twisting at the start of the collapse should have kept twisting and obeyed the law of conservation of angular momentum but the rotation suddenly stopped. The stopping of both its rotation and its “toppling” can only be explained by the breakup of most of the block, which would have destroyed its moment of inertia. But there is no good explanation for the upper block to break up at the start of the collapse; unless of course, it was being broken up in a purposeful way as in a controlled demolition. This alone virtually proves that the Official Story is a lie.

8. Evidence has shown that nearly all of the concrete in both Twin Towers was pulverized into dust and powder, with a very large percentage of this being fine micron sized particles, as small as 0.2 microns. Since there is no mechanism in a simple gravity collapse to apply the energy in the perfectly even manner required to pulverize nearly all of the concrete into fine powder, microns thick, something else must have been taking place. And even if nearly all of the potential gravitational energy was actually released in the perfectly even fashion required and actually was being converted -- no longer being gravitational energy -- into FINE FLOATING powder, where was the energy required to plow through the ENTIRE Towers at nearly free-fall speed? The gravitational energy had been converted into floating powder. And as anyone would know, fine floating powder floats, and doesn’t push down very hard. This isn’t rocket science. It really is very simple; just ask any 10 year old with common sense. Floating powder doesn’t crush massive buildings, much less at nearly free-fall speed. This alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

9. WTC7, a steel-framed building collapsed on 9/11 even though it was not hit by an airplane. The 47 story tall building collapased in a perfectly symmetrical fashion on 9/11. In fact you can put a ruler on the screen as you view the collapse and it comes PERFECTLY STRAIGHT DOWN ON A LINE! The collapse exhibited every single characteristic of a controlled demolition; or perhaps better said, a finely produced implosion. And there was not a single characteristic of destruction by fire; much less asymmetrical fire or even asymmetrical damage. In fact, neither governmental agency, NIST nor FEMA has been able to figure out how fires could have caused the collapse. WTC7 was a TALL, NARROW, massively braced steel-framed building. For such a TALL, NARROW building to come down in such a precisely symmetrical fashion -- vs. falling off to the side -- and DIRECTLY into its own footprint at about the speed of a falling brick; common sense would say that would be impossible; unless of course, it had a lot of demolition help.


There were even multiple reports of a countdown (as in 5..4..3..2..1.. explosions, collapse) heard over radios that ended with large explosions followed by the collapse. What does that tell you? That tells you they knew the exact second WTC7 was going to collapse. That can only mean they knew exactly what second they were going to “push the button” to start the controlled demolition. There are other factors easily researched that also show prior knowledge that WTC7 was about to come down.

Molten metal was observed below WTC7. That fact cannot be explained away other than in terms of a substance like thermite (evidence of which was found in the rubble) which melts metal like a scalding frying pan liquifies warm butter and is used in demolitions of steel-framed buildings.

Even Mr. Silverstein who had leased and insured all of the WTC buildings just weeks prior to 9/11 said later on PBS that he told them to “pull” (a demolition term) WTC7. An example of the use of this term happened just prior to demolishing WTC6 after 9/11: a worker in a hard hat can be seen and heard saying, “they’re gettin’ ready to pull buildin’ six.” Larry Silverstein subsequently collected several billions of dollars for his destroyed buildings.

Now put all of these things together -- there are more -- and see how contorted one’s reasoning would have to be to not understand WTC7 was a controlled demolition. The collapse of WTC7 alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

10. Two hijacker’s passports survived the aircraft crashes on 9/11 as well as a hijacker’s bandana. One of the passports was from a plane that impacted one of the Twin Towers and was found on the streets below. The passport came away unscathed from the violent crash and tremendous fireball. The other passport was found unscathed from the wreckage of the airplane that disappeared into the ground in Pennsylvania. The undamaged (looked just like new) red bandana was also found in the same wreckage of the airplane that disappeared into the ground. Each one surviving in such good condition is by itself nearly impossible. But what about ALL three? (Remember, all three items were central to “proving” that Muslim hijackers were responsible. These weren’t random/miscellaneous findings.) Well, (one nearly impossible) times (another nearly impossible) times (another nearly impossible) = virtually NO chance at all. Now multiply “virtually no chance” by the chance that each item in this list could have happened the way the Official Story requires, and what do you get? How about virtual-ZERO. If the passports and bandana were planted at the scene, what is the chance of finding all three? 100%, of course. So virtual-zero% vs. 100%. This alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

11. The Transportation Secretary, Norman Minetta, testified that a young man came up to Mr. Cheney in the command bunker at about 9:25 AM on 9/11 -- the Pentagon was hit shortly after -- and said, “During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out". . . . . "The plane is 30 miles out" . . . . ..And when it got down to "the plane is 10 miles out,” the young man also said to the Vice President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" The only reasonable explanation is that the young man was asking if the orders to NOT shoot down the plane that the young man was referring to and was “10 miles out” from the Pentagon, “still stand,” i.e., there were stand down orders. Add to this the fact there were no intercepts by military aircraft of any of the hijacked airplanes and normal protocol would have had the airplanes intercepted within minutes and is therefore consistent with stand down orders; it is reasonable to conclude there were in fact, stand down orders. This alone virtually proves that the Official Story is a lie.

12. To believe the Official Story one must believe that the five or more confusing PRACTICE exercises and war games that were occurring on 9/11 were mere coincidences. These confusing “exercises” weren’t planned for 9/10 or 9/12; they were planned for 9/11. Those exercises included the simulation of hijacked airplanes crashing into buildings and confusing FALSE radar blips. And, while not on 9/11, those believers of the Official Story of the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, also have to believe that the practice anti-terrorist drills occurring at the same time as the actual bombings were a mere coincidence. At the very exact time, in the very exact places (multiple, and not on a different street or on a different subway or on a different bus), that the exercises were beginning to take place, real live bombs started exploding. So the trained officials and people were in position ahead of time to handle the resulting chaos that occurred, much the same as what happened on 9/11. So, the highly incredible unliklihood of such “pre-placing” of trained officials and people, and confusing radar blips, is much, MUCH more likely to NOT be a coincidence just as in the London bombings in which actuaries say the chances of that occurring is magnitudes ‘off the charts’, i.e., beyond virtually impossible. Keep in mind that these absolutely incredible coincidences occurred in two separate “terror” attacks. I say this coincidental occurrence of these two separate, absolutely mind boggling, coincidences should be called, “The Mother of All Coincidences!” (Perhaps they really weren't “separate” as they both occurred in the War On Terror.) Given that the much simpler explanation -- in accordance with Occam’s razor -- would be that these actually were NOT coincidences and they are simply unbelievable, then this alone virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

13. It is highly probable that Barbara Olson never made those famous phone calls to her husband, Ted Olson. The FBI says there were no cell phone calls from Barbara. That combined with the fact that there apparently were NO onboard phones on the American Airlines’ 757 means the calls could not have taken place. All of the available information indicates there were no onboard phones yet it is not absolutely conclusive. However, these doubts about the phone calls could easily be put to rest with a simple investigation to find out whether in fact there were onboard phones and checking phone records. (Actually, even IF there were onboard phones, there are many other reasons to doubt the phone calls actually took place. Those reasons have been clearly explained by both the Pilotsfor911truth and the scholar, David Ray Griffin.) But like everything else regarding 9/11, this simple thing goes un-investigated and the doubts are allowed to remain. And if a simple investigation were to prove the phone calls (which were front and center around which the Muslim hijackers-with-box-cutters myth was built) never took place as the evidence indicates was probably the case, that alone would virtually prove the Official Story to be a lie.

14. If the Official Story is true, there should be no reason for the government to hide anything. Given that NIST, a governmental agency, will not release the 6,899 photographs and over 300 hours of recordings acquired from mostly private parties and admits to holding; and given the fact that the FBI/government confiscated video recordings within MINUTES of the impact at the Pentagon that would have shown the 757 -- if it really was a 757 -- and those recording have never been released even though they could put doubts to rest; and given that there were many dozens of other cameras that would have shown the 757 -- if it indeed was a 757 -- hitting the Pentagon have never been released even though they could put doubts to rest; and given that they destroyed audio recordings made by FAA air traffic controllers to document what happened on 9/11; and given the fact that a large crate covered by a blue tarp was removed from the Pentagon and its contents never revealed; and given the fact they refuse to allow inspection of recovered aircraft parts that would positively identify all four of the aircraft via serial numbers even though that would put doubts to rest; and given the fact that the flight data recorders themselves would contain recorded flight information from previous flights made by the aircraft and could be used for positive identification of the aircraft, yet they refuse to release the data even though that would put doubts to rest; and given the fact that inspection of the steel columns would have revealed how the first collapses ever (there were THREE!) occurred for steel-framed buildings due to fire, yet they removed and shipped overseas nearly ALL of the steel columns in defiance of requests not to do so; and given the fact the Bush/Cheney administration tried very hard to prevent any investigation into 9/11; and given the fact that the 9/11 Commission both distorted and omitted highly incriminating evidence indicating the Official Story to be a lie; it must be concluded that they are hiding a lot of things and will allow the doubts to persist -- no doubt because they are afraid of the real Truth being revealed. Alone, this hiding of so many things by the government virtually proves the Official Story to be a lie.

15. The following is from an article by Paul Joseph Watson (note this information -- like nearly ALL 9/11 facts -- does not get reported by our main stream media here in the U.S.):

Former Italian President and the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio Francesco Cossiga has gone public on 9/11, telling Italy's most respected newspaper that the attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies.

Cossiga was elected President of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide 1985 election to become President of the country in 1985.

Cossiga gained respect from opposition parties as one of a rare breed - an honest politician - and led the country for seven years until April 1992.

Cossiga's tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio - a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Gladio's specialty was to carry out what they coined "false flag operations," terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.

Cossiga's revelations contributed to an Italian parliamentary investigation of Gladio in 2000, during which evidence was unearthed that the attacks were being overseen by the U.S. intelligence apparatus.

In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony, "You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force ... the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."

Cossiga's new revelations appeared last week in Italy's oldest and most widely read newspaper, Corriere della Sera.

A translation from Italy’s most respected newspaper of what Italy’s ex-President said:

"[Bin Laden supposedly confessed] to the Qaeda September [attack] to the two towers in New York [claiming to be] the author of the attack of the 11, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe ... now know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the CIA American and the Mossad.... in order to put under accusation the Arabic Countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part ... in Iraq [and] Afghanistan."

If there is any truth to what Mr. Cossiga said about the CIA planning 9/11 -- and given all of the proof/virtual proof above (#’s 1 through 14) and all of the other evidence not presented here, there is very good reason to believe what the Italian ex-President said is true -- that alone would virtually prove that the Official Story is a lie.

There are more virtual proofs that could be added to this list of fifteen. For example, I could add:

16. President Bush claimed on at least two occasions that he watched the first airplane impact the North Tower just prior to entering the classroom where he saw fit to remain reading about a pet goat. He even gave specific recollections of what he was thinking when he watched the airplane hit the Tower. That is a good indication his recollection was clear and honest. Given that there was no “public” broadcast of the first crash, the only way he could have seen the first crash would have been if there was some sort of closed circuit broadcast. That would mean that the monitor was set up in the school specifically for viewing that specific event; which virtually could only mean that this alone proves the Official Story is a lie.

Or how about adding this one:

17) Here’s one that just occurred to me. And this might be one of the most convincing of all. A lot of things happened on 9/11. So it should be no surprise that there may have been a few anomalies that were hard to reconcile. There should as well have been countless examples of things that were straightforwrd and easy to explain. BUT! IS THERE A SINGLE THING ABOUT 9/11 THAT IS NOT ANOMALOUS? IS THERE A SINGLE THING ABOUT 9/11 THAT IS NOT LACED WITH DOUBT? (There may be but I can’t think of anything. Offer them up in the comments.) This fact alone virtually proves the Official Story to be one big fat LIE!

I think this list could be used as a simple way to turn on some 9/11 light bulbs in more people’s heads. This list can be handed or sent to anyone to read and thereby relieve yourself of the often agonizing exercise of trying to actually get people to listen. Its quite simple and for the most part, pretty easy to understand. And its a lot easier and quicker than reading a book or watching a long video or reading lengthy articles online about one specific aspect of 9/11. Then, once the bulb starts to light up, all of those other things can be used to nail the Truth home. This is similar to the cards that list a number of 9/11 facts; however, this list gives more detailed substance without being too long. Therefore, it should be even more convincing.

Presenting this fairly simple list ought to be enough to at least start opening the eyes and minds for all but the most closed minded. Tell people to be empirical; to look at the facts. Tell them not to get caught up in it being labeled a “conspiracy theory;” why would they kill innocent Americans; how would they have done it; and how would they hide such a seemingly large conspiracy. Tell them that just because they don’t hear about this in the media, that doesn’t mean its not true. Tell them they may find themselves asking “if its this simple and apparently so obvious, why doesn’t everyone know?” Tell them the reason everyone doesn’t know is primarily because not enough have actually looked at the facts; but more and more people everyday -- take the Japanese Parliament for example -- are indeed looking at the facts and understanding the Official Story is one great big LIE. Tell them the bigger the lie, the more easily people are fooled. Tell them that the Patriotic thing to do is question your government when it deserves to be questioned. Tell them the founding fathers of our country said the hard part will be holding on to the liberties we have given them; liberties must not be taken for granted. Tell them there are thousands of patriotsfor911truth, physicistsfor911truth, architechturalengineersfor911truth, veteransfor911truth, pilotsfor911truth, scholarsfor911truth, canadiensfor911truth, Irishfor911truth, Scottsfor911truth, Newfoundlandersfor911truth, Australiansfor911truth, people and scientists and politicians from all around the world for 911truth. Tell them the truth about 911 is being debated in the Japanese Parliament.

Have people ask themselves these questions:

1) Why would so many highly respected people, including so many highly respected people from around the globe, spend so much time trying to get out what they believe is the truth about 9/11 if there wasn’t a damn good reason to believe the Official Story is a lie?

2) Why does the main stream media in the United States virtually ignore all of the evidence and other incriminating information that many other countries around the world recognize?

3) Why do so many obvious, and what should be easily answered questions, go un-addressed?

4) Who is it that has restricted many of our constitutional rights and liberties, al Qaeda or our own government?

5) We are being told we need to have our constitutional rights restricted and taken away in order to protect us; yet they could not protect us on 9/11 in spite of the fact they had a multitude of warnings including from within our own intelligence agencies and other governments; including Britain, France, Italy, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Some of the warnings were “dire” and some were specific about the possibility of terrorists using hijacked airplanes as weapons. There was also the now famous presidential daily briefing given to George Bush titled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike Within the United States.” Even given so many warnings (including warnings of using hijacked airplanes as weapons), George Bush claimed when he ‘saw’ the first airplane hit the Tower he thought it was a terrible “accident;” it didn’t even occur to him that it might be a terrorist attack. So the question people should be asking themselves: Is protecting us the real reason they want to spy on U.S. citizens?

6) If there are so many people who have so many doubts, and if our government (shadow, secret, or otherwise) has nothing to hide, why not have an honest and independent investigation to put all of the doubts to rest?

Read and have other people read The End Of America by best selling author Naomi Wolf. Open people’s minds.

Read and have other people read The Shell Game by best selling author Steve Alten. Open people’s minds. (Watch the Trailers at www.theshellgame.net)

Read and have other people read books by David Ray Griffin. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch 9/11 Mysteries. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch videos by Richard Gage at ae911truth.ORG. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch Power of Nightmares. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch Terrorstorm. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch Endgame (by Alex Jones). Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch Zeitgeist. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have other people watch Freedom to Fascism. Open people’s minds.

Watch or read and have other people watch or read Manufacturing Consent. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have people watch Money as Debt. Open people’s minds.

Watch and have people watch The Money Masters. Open people’s minds.

Read about and have other people read about False Flag operations. Open people’s minds.

Read about and have other people read about Sibel Edmonds. Open people’s minds.

Read the list and have people read the list of 911Patriots. Open people’s minds.

Investigate and have people investigate “9/11” on the internet. Open people’s minds.

Get this list to as many people as possible.

Get this list to as many media people as possible.

Get this list to as many Senators and Representatives (both U.S. and State) as possible.

Help in the quest for a real investigation before its too late. It looks like they plan to do it again, BIG time!

(And, please place in the comments other suggestions for virtual proofs and suggestions on how this list can be improved.)
(Don’t let me know if you think it should be trashed.)

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Original article posted here.


Anonymous said...

Comment on Weazl's Revenge. This may narrow down your list some. I am only talking about the reasons for the collapse.

Reports of Controlled Demolition, Molten Steel, Thermite, Etc.

Many people interpreted the loud sounds and debris being projected out sideways during the Tower collapses as an indication that explosives were used to demolish the buildings. Most of these 'explosive' sounds, heard during the collapses were heard after the collapses began. In order for an explosion to cause a collapse it would have to occur before the collapse. The exterior walls can be seen bending and buckling inward in the videos of both Towers long before any sounds or ground vibrations occurred. In Tower 2, the exterior columns in the east wall were photographed bowing inward up to 10 inches, 18 minutes after the plane's impact. That's 38 minutes before the global collapse began. To be technical, you could say that Tower 2's collapse began slowly, with possibly some noise or impact sounds from falling floors, about 38 minutes earlier than the official collapse time. The explosive sounds and expanding dust clouds occurred just after the east wall buckled inward and started the collapse, and not before the buckling, as would have happened with controlled demolition.

When the south wall of Tower 1 was photographed it was bowing inward up to 55 inches on floors 95 to 101, about six minutes before these columns were seen buckling inward. In the North Tower "thunder" sounds were heard when some floors apparently collapsed on the south side 12 to 14 seconds before the top of the building was seen to tilt southward and begin falling as a unit starting the global collapse. Since each section of floor on the long-span side weighed about 500 tons, I would explore these 'explosive' sounds in Tower 1 as evidence of a floor or floors detaching and impacting the floors below on the south side which most probably accelerated south wall failure. I believe all the supposed 'explosive' sounds can be explained by the impacts made by the collapsing buildings after the columns were pulled in and buckled by the bowing and sagging floors and when the floors themselves began impacting the floors below. The boom, boom, boom, boom, boom repetitive 'explosive' sounds reported by firefighters running as Tower 2 was coming down were most likely caused by the sequential collision of impacting floors. The great quantity of air on each floor being compressed in a fraction of a second by great weight and momentum would propel air, smoke, and any concrete dust and debris outward at great velocity.

Initial Collapse Cause

It is clear from the computer studies that the heat from the fires caused differential expansion of the steel parts in the long span, floor trusses with the resulting thermal bowing in some floors directly exerting pull-in forces on the exterior columns or this thermal bowing could have detached a floor which would have impacted the floor below destroying composite action by separating the concrete slab from the trusses and inducing strong tensile (suspension) forces in the double weighted floor. In other floors thermal expansion of the floor against the columns compressed the trusses which along with shear forces within the trusses buckled the diagonal struts collapsing the trusses which went into suspension (catenary action) and this helped pull-in and eventually buckle the exterior column walls. Differential thermal expansion of the concrete and steel has also been shown by NIST to disconnect the knuckles from the concrete slab causing loss of composite behavior in the floors. All these adverse floor truss effects were caused by steel expansion which begins immediately as the steel is heated. Bowing and buckling can happen at low temperatures (400 C to 500 C) even before the steel would have weakened excessively from higher temperatures. Thermal contraction caused by cooling of the trusses after the fire burns out can cause strong pull-in forces on the exterior columns. Once the exterior columns buckling spread, along an entire wall removing support on one face the towers began to tilt and the buckling spread around the towers exterior and into the core and with all the columns buckled the leaning top sections of the tower began to fall straight down. Although the North tower antenna appeared from some northern angles to have fallen straight down it actually tilted to the south because the south wall buckled first and the cantilevered top building section pulled the core over to the south. The South Tower's top tilted to the east because its east wall buckled first. With the tower top tilting all the columns were out of alignment. Once the core columns got out of plumb, there would have been little resistance to their buckling at the weak splices. With the incredible weight of the top of the buildings gaining momentum, like a heavy wedge or sledge all it had to do was break the welded, and single bolt connections holding the floors to the columns. This coupled with the fact that the falling top section’s momentum increases as the square of the number of floors impacted as the floors were detached and added to the weight of the descending top. There would have been little resistance to slow the top section's acceleration to the ground. Because this acceleration due to gravity increased the speed and momentum of the collapsing floors and building top, the impacts would have been increasingly violent as shown on the seismic graphs; increasing amplitude until maximum when the mass of accumulated floors hit bedrock seven stories into the cellar.

In order for a column to support the loads it has to be plumb and in line with the columns above and below. The fact is that columns have to be axially (in line and centered) aligned to support the weight of the building above. If they get out of alignment by 10 to 20 degrees they buckle and can no longer support the weight. The buildings collapsed because the floors first caved in from restrained thermal expansion and from thermal bowing or delamination of the slab and bar joists affecting floor truss stability. The sagging floor trusses pulled in the 59 columns in one exterior wall and they eventually buckled removing support on one side. Once the buildings started to tip over from loss of column support on one side, the tremendous excess eccentric weight began buckling all the columns across the building. Once the tilted building's tops began descending they hit the floors or columns at eccentric angles which easily detached the floors and buckled the columns. In order for the lower building section to offer any meaningful resistance to the falling building top the columns would have had to hit each other exactly in line and plumb and this was impossible with the top of the building leaning causing eccentric angles of impact. Once the top building section began tilting the columns on the side that originally buckled did not line up at all. These columns would have been hitting the floors and would have easily detached or buckled them. After the south wall buckled in Tower 2 the adjacent perimeter wall columns buckled from overloads and the columns on the opposite west side of the building, which acted as a hinge would still be bearing on each other but at an eccentric angle which means they also would have also eventually buckled as the top tilted. These columns along with some of the core columns as they buckled are probably what kicked the bottom of the top building section to the west as reported by NIST. With all the columns across the building buckled the top section began descending at an angle to the building section below. None of the columns would have been axially lined up. As the columns collided they would have hit each other at eccentric angles and easily dislodged, disconnected or buckled each other. Because of the weight of the accumulating collapsing floors, you had a release of incredible potential energy changing to kinetic energy and building momentum as the accumulating chaotic mass of debris accelerated into the cellars.
There have been some engineering analyses about the impacting floors slowing down the collapse so that the time to collapse should have been much longer than 'free fall' times of an object dropped from the towers tops. Since the Tower's outer wall columns, especially in Tower 1, pealed out like a banana, they may have been able to break the connections to the floors ahead of the floors being impacted? In other words, with the weight of the wall columns pealing outward from the vertical along with the added horizontal forces of impacting floors projecting debris outwards onto these columns; these columns, while leaning out, might have been able to break the wall-to-floor connections ahead of the level of impacting floors? If this is possible than I believe that the connection failures could have traveled down the sides of the buildings at a speed faster than free fall times. This might explain the rapid collapses especially in Tower 1. The wall-to-floor connection failures could have traveled down the building sides faster than 'free fall' times and in effect started the floors falling before they were impacted by the accumulating mass of impacted floors above. The heavy exterior wall columns in the 1500 foot high buildings while pealing off could project the column sections outwards a great distance. This distance (500 feet) was proposed as only being made possible by explosive forces. I disagree. If a wall is strong enough and doesn’t break up as it falls it can fall out flat to a distance equal to its height. The Tower walls however did break at the weak splices as they fell.
Much has been made of the fact that NIST only analyzed the events up to the point where the Towers were poised to collapse before runaway collapse began and failed to pursue the remaining collapse. This was largely because after collapse began the chaotic impacts of the floors, walls and columns colliding could not possibly be analyzed accurately with even the strongest computers. As it was, it was a severe strain on computer capabilities to analyze the mechanism of collapse up to the point of runaway disintegration.
The compression of air in the elevator and air-conditioning shafts by the collapsing upper building section and floors, would project air, smoke, and dust down these shafts and out of the air intake or discharge openings on the lower mechanical equipment floors in the exterior walls. This accounts for the plumes of smoke seen projecting outwards from the buildings well below the collapsing floors. There were quite extensive vertical HVAC shafts built into the building. These shafts are connected to air conditioning exhaust and intake ducts open to the exterior on the mechanical floors. Collapse of these shafts would force the dust and smoke out these HVAC openings in the side of the building. The lightweight aluminum cladding's breaking free from the buckling columns also would have been propelled outward a great distance by this expanding cloud of air and dust. This would account for huge dust clouds and pieces of aluminum seen projected outwards from the upper sections of the collapsing buildings. The light reflected off these aluminum pieces at the north wall of Tower 2 would be interpreted as flashes from explosive 'squibs'. The flashes below the buckling east wall may have been from the aluminum cladding breaking free from the lower columns as they expanded after being unloaded of axial weight by the buckling of the wall above and their expansion breaking the connections to the cladding. Also explosives leave characteristic tears and fractures in steel, and such indications were not found anywhere in the debris pile.

After any fire in which a building collapses, there often remain deep seated, pockets of fire deep within the rubble pile These pockets of fire sometimes cannot be reached by water streams because of their being covered by debris. Air is sometimes drawn up from the bottom of the pile and feeds these inaccessible fires with air. These fires can last for days and the heat can become intense and can heat any steel in proximity of the fire until the steel is glowing red or orange yellow hot. These pockets of fire are common at burning building collapses and in no way evidence that that explosives or thermite were used to demolish the buildings. These fires are similar to blacksmith fires where air is blown into the charcoals by a bellows to raise the temperature of the fire to heat a piece of steel or iron. The blacksmith can tell how hot the steel is by its color and can tell when the steel is soft enough to work it with a hammer. These deep seated fires often have to be dug out by hand tools, back hoes or grapplers in order to expose the burning material for extinguishment. It is common to hold off hitting the fire with water until it is fully exposed in order to prevent the great amount of steam that would be created from obscuring the work area until the fire is fully exposed and can be extinguished. This is what is happening in the picture of a grappler pulling out a piece of glowing hot steel from the debris pile so often described as molten steel. Such fires are incapable of melting steel unless they are supplied with pure oxygen. Pure oxygen is used in oxyacetylene torches to actually ignite burn and melt the steel when cutting. These torches were used to help clear the debris pile during search and recovery operations. A slag of melted and re-solidified steel and Ferrous oxide is formed on the opposite side of the cut. This slag formation was erroneously reported to be evidence of cutter charges having been used to sever the columns. Small molten pieces of glowing steel cool into spheres as they fly out from the cut.
Much has been made of the presence of molten metal in the debris pile after the collapse. Presumably this molten metal was somehow thought to be connected to explosions or thermite charges, but there were Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) battery rooms on some floors of the Towers and Building 7. These battery rooms supplied continuous battery power to computers if the electricity failed for any reason. These batteries contained tons of lead which melts at low temperatures [327 C (621 F)]. The heat from the fires in the debris pile could easily have melted this lead or the aluminum from the plane which were probably the metals that were seen flowing through the pile. There were also quantities of lead, tin, silver and gold used in the computer circuit boards. NIST reported UPS in the 13th floor of Building 7 and the 81st floor of Tower 2. Additionally the EPA reported over 400 different chemicals in the dust and debris. These chemicals could easily be assembled conceptually to propose any type of chemical reaction imaginable including thermite reactions. In addition thermite reactions are rapid and wouldn't last the hours or days at which times the molten metal was observed.

About the concrete destruction into dust; F.R. Greening did a paper called Energy Transfer in the WTC Collapse in which he says "the energy required to crush concrete to 100 μm particles is 1.9 × 1011 J, which is well within the crushing capacity of the available energy. Hence it is theoretically possible for the WTC collapse events to have crushed more than 90 % of the floor concrete to particles well within the observed particle size range." http://nistreview.org/WTC-REPORT-GREENING.pdf I would also investigate the possibility that the concrete was sub par due to freezing during curing or too much air or water having been added during construction.

This is for the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth. Do you think the architect or engineers who built the Towers would want to admit the deficiencies in design, fireproofing and other construction weaknesses after their buildings collapsed? Do you think they will get any other jobs after 5 of their buildings collapsed from fire? (Building 5 had a serious interior multiple floor collapse.) Do you know that the Port Authority of NY, NJ didn't have to follow any building codes? The reason the columns broke at the splices was that they had serious weaknesses due to lack of reinforcing plates or even welds on most of the exterior column, bolted splices. The long span truss floors were never tested at their design length. I would think the builders would be accepting of any excuse to divert attention from themselves even the wild idea that explosives were involved. Why do you think it took so long to get the plans for the buildings after they collapsed while the building engineers had them all along?
About the eye witnesses; there are many reasons that loud sounds can be produced at a fire. There can be smoke explosions particularly in fires that have a flammable liquid involved. There were fuel explosions in the elevator shafts. Most of the people in tower 1 did not know that tower 2 had collapsed but they all heard the noises and even felt the rush of air up the stairs. There could have been floor detachments impacting the floors below and producing loud sounds before any general collapse began. Most of the people in tower 2 did not know tower 1 had been struck by a plane but they heard the explosion and felt the impact. Explosives produce loud distinctive pressure waves that can leave people deaf of blow out eardrums. This kind of sharp piercing sound was not heard. The windows broken out and marble wall panels detached on the interior of the first floor lobby were probably because of torque forces experienced on the lower floor columns from the plane impacts many floors above. The reports of "explosions" in the cellars were also probably from such column or floor displacements or from jet fuel ignitions in the elevator shafts. If you stick a stick into the ground and hit it with another stick most of the deformation will be in the ground around the bottom of the stick. There were reports of split walls and ceiling collapses on many floors after the planes hit. The one elevator shaft that extended into the cellars had a fuel explosion from the jet fuel spilling down the shaft.

In conclusion I think all the reports of controlled demolition can be explained by sounds or sights produced by the plane impacts and jet fuel and air explosions; the sounds of the Towers collapse, - remember most of the people in Tower 1 did not know Tower 2 had collapsed and attributed the sounds of that collapse to be happening in the building they were in. When the interior of building 7 collapsed it would have produced explosive sounds before the exterior walls began collapsing.

Arthur Scheuerman, Retired Battalion Chief, FDNY

Da Weaz said...

Sorry, your report that there were no explosions prior the the collapse are about as reliable as Hillary being under sniper fire in Bosnia.

Thanks for the long post, but this short posts destroys your assertions:


And sorry, no steel frame building have EVER collapsed because of fires, and the fires do not burn for months.

Your comments are easily debunked, and the title of retired battalion chief doesn't make your claims any more impressive.

The evidence of impropriety is simply overwhelming and is persuasive on a number of fronts. But the ease with which your first points are dispatched bear direct relevance to the ease with which the others can similarly be dispatched. For, in a mere few sentences I have rebutted many of your long paragraphs. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

This is simply a collection of misrepresentations, misunderstandings and plain ignorance. There is nothing here that has not been debunked long since.

Da Weaz said...

Right, right. We'll take your word for it.

Who debunked it? Popular Mechanics?

Get real.

Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy.

Thanks for the clarification.

Come back again with your misinformation. Another pseudo anonymous poster was about as convincing as you were.


Anonymous said...

Da Weaz, much thanks for putting all that together. If I didn't know any better, it would seem to me that anytime somebody tries to put some comprehensive truth out about 9/11, a supposed "retired battalion chief" shows up and with a cut and paste response filled with disinformation to confuse and obscure the issue. Let's everybody wake up here, and when the hell did we start actually believing what the government tells us?

Da Weaz said...

Thanks for the post. It was quite clear to me that this was a long "snow job." But the fact is that it is our lingering inability to BELIEVE that the government could kill us that causes us pause.

To the extent that we start understanding that Roosevelt ALLOWED Pearl Harbor to be attacked. That MANY forces in the government blew the brains out of a President and his soon-to-be-president brother. That LBJ lied about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The first WTC bombing was ENABLED AND ASSISTED by the FBI. That Oklahoma City City bombing was a black operation that occurred under th CLINTON regime, then 911 becomes less surprising at all.

But until people can get past the cognitive dissonance that this was just the latest and greatest of a long list of frauds, people will sigh and think that this is all complete bullshit.

Hilter said that it is the Big Lie that people will believe. This has been proven again and again and again.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment.