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I wonder, who was responsible in the investigation to determine what steel was and was not Pertinent?
To meet these goals, NIST complemented its in-house expertise with an array of specialists in key technical areas. In all, over 200 staff contributed to the Investigation. NIST and its contractors compiled and reviewed tens of thousand of pages of documents; conducted interviews with over a thousand people who had been on the scene or who had been involved with the design, construction, and maintenance of the WTC; analyzed 236 pieces of steel that were obtained from the wreckage; performed laboratory tests, measured material properties, and performed computer simulations of the sequence of events that happened from the instant of aircraft impact to the initiation of collapse for each tower
WTC7 was touched and heavily damaged by falling debris from WTC1.
originally posted by: Nac2m
a reply to: skyeagle409
My point was the GWB administration was looking for anything to get into Iraq. The GHWB administration, and Cheney specifically, refused to march into Baghdad because it would be a "quagmire". The Clinton administration also refused to do it, instead opting for bombing campaigns.
Germany interrogated " Curveball" and passed the information to the US. They also told the US that they found his information unreliable. Colin Powell presented the intel to the UN without mentioning the serious doubts voiced by Germany.
The yellowcake intel was from the early 90's when Saddam tried to obtain it from Niger but was unsuccessful. The CIA knew that intel was old but was told to send it to the Office of Special Planning anyway. The OSP then released a bullet-point memo listing it as a piece of actionable intel without mentioning that it was a decade old. Rumsfeld, et al did a media blitz talking about yellowcake and mushroom clouds to scare everyone into line.
So were other buildings and much worse , they did not collapse..
FAILURE ANALYSIS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER 5 BUILDING
This project involves a failure analysis of the internal structural collapse that occurred in World Trade Center 5 (WTC 5) due to fire exposure alone on September 11, 2001.
World Trade Center 5 Failure Analysis
World Trade Center 5 (WTC 5) was a 9-story office and retail building at the World Trade Center complex in New York City, NY. On September 11, 2001, flaming debris from the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers penetrated the roof of WTC 5, causing a fire that burned unchecked until the fuel from building contents was consumed (FEMA, 2002, p. 4-4). While impact damage over a portion of the building and an intense fire throughout are not surprising given the assault this building received, engineers inspecting the building after the event were not expecting to see an interior collapse, due entirely to the influence of the fire. The floors collapsed between the 8th and the 4th levels in the eastern section of the building, where there was no initial impact damage (Figure 1).
The major fire-induced collapse that occurred in WTC 5 involved the portion of the building that had Gerber framing (girder stubs welded to columns, and simply supported central girder spans with shear connections to the ends of the stubs (Figure 2)), but not other areas of the building where girders spanned the full distance between columns.
This fact, and observations at the site suggesting that the failure was early in the fire, raised the possibility that this structure had a vulnerability that led to premature failure, perhaps during the heating phase of the fire.
originally posted by: Cosmic911
a reply to: Nac2m
In regards to the invasion of Iraq, I often wonder how much validation was taken by the CIA upper-echelon related to actionable intelligence before it was relayed to the POTUS. Did it match the Administration's desire to enter into war to find WMD's? Was there pressure on our intelligence agencies to produce intelligence that would lead to a prelude to war? I'm sure the presidential daily briefings were 'uncomfortable' for CIA if they weren't producing the kinds/types of intelligence Bush was expecting and hoping for. Did the ends justify the means? I'm not sure if I'm articulating appropriately what I'm thinking.
Yellowcake is used in the preparation of uranium fuel for nuclear reactors, for which it is smelted into purified UO2 for use in fuel rods for pressurized heavy-water reactors and other systems that use natural unenriched uranium, like heavy-water reactors
Further processing can yield weapons-grade uranium with U-235 levels usually above 90%, suitable for nuclear weapons.
International Atomic Energy Agency
Iraq's Nuclear Weapon Programme
INVO's extensive inspection activities in Iraq between 1991 and 1998 resulted in a technically coherent picture of Iraq's clandestine nuclear programme. The programme was very well funded and was aimed at the indigenous development and exploitation of technologies for the production of weapons-grade nuclear material and production and manufacturing of nuclear weapons.
IAEA report S/1997/779 to the UN Security Council provides a detailed overview of Agency activities in Iraq and its assessment of Iraq's clandestine nuclear weapon programme. An update and summary of this report can be found in S/1998/927 and S/1999/393. The reports cover all Agency activities in Iraq between 1991 and 1998.
Tuwaitha had facilities and infrastructure for all Group Four activities except for the fabrication, handling, and testing of high explosives
Experimented with high explosives to produce implosive shock waves
Developed a 32-point electronic firing system using detonators and lenses developed at Al Qa Qa Tested firing system Tested flash X-rasystems, gas gun systems, fiber optics with fast response electronic equipment, high speed electronic streak cameras towards nuclear weapons, Produced and recovered polonium by irradiating bismuth
A&E proved demolitions was used to bring the WTC down.
You are incredibly unaware of what really happened at WTC.
... You claim nothing was vaporized,
... yet all of Manhattan was covered with dust as deep as 4 inches,
... and cars and trucks had strangely melted tires
Manhole Explosions Set Cars On Fire In SoHo
December 29, 2012 4:22 PM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several cars were ablaze on Prince Street in SoHo Saturday afternoon, after a series of explosions in manholes below.
So were other buildings and much worse , they did not collapse..
Out-of-control fires raged in the building for days, gutting five floors and major portions of four others. A plummeting javelin of steel demolished the kitchen at the Morton's of Chicago steakhouse on the ground floor of the building, at the corner of Albany and West Streets, which once had the highest revenues of any of the chain's restaurants.
The battered copper sheets of the sloping mansard roof -- pierced, pitted and dented by hurtling projectile debris -- were peeled back as if by a giant with a can opener. On the rooftop, the decorative copper balustrade was melted and twisted .
Engineering assessments suggest that the vintage terra cotta fireproofing materials that protected the steel structure of 90 West Street -- including four-inch-thick blocks of tile around the columns and foot-thick layers of tile between the building's floors -- limited the spread of fire. Only a few structural columns on the upper floors buckled in the heat.
And the Gothic facade of 90 West Street endured because of its terra cotta construction totaling more than a foot in thickness; the building's base of decorative granite blocks is, in some places, an extraordinary six feet thick.
Just to let you know that "AE911 Truth" lied. As proof, provide us with the time lines where demo explosions are heard in the following videos. If you failed to provide demo explosion time lines in the following videos, then it will be proof that "AE911 Truth" lied about demo explosives at ground zero.
A&E has NEVER lied period.