Originally posted by Valhall
So now we're banking on an economist?
Why are we listening to this guy's opinion - please pick one of the following:
1. Because, as we all know, economists are the best in structural physics and impact dynamics.
2. Because he was on the inside (as an economist) he MUST know that his opinion is the word.
3. Because he's saying what you want to hear.
Please pick one of the above.
Here's a few select more to pick from:
— Photos showing people walking around in the hole in the North Tower where 10,000 gallons of jet fuel supposedly was burning..
— When the South Tower was hit, most of the North Tower’s flames had already vanished, burning for only 16 minutes, making it relatively easy to
contain and control without a total collapse.
— The fire did not grow over time, probably because it quickly ran out of fuel and was suffocating, indicating without added explosive devices the
firs could have been easily controlled.
— FDNY fire fighters still remain under a tight government gag order to not discuss the explosions they heard, felt and saw. FAA personnel are also
under a similar 9/11 gag order.
— Even the flawed 9/11 Commission Report acknowledges that "none of the [fire] chiefs present believed that a total collapse of either tower was
— Fire had never before caused steel-frame buildings to collapse except for the three buildings on 9/11, nor has fire collapsed any steel high rise
— The fires, especially in the South Tower and WTC-7, were relatively small.
— WTC-7 was unharmed by an airplane and had only minor fires on the seventh and twelfth floors of this 47-story steel building yet it collapsed in
less than 10 seconds.
— WTC-5 and WTC-6 had raging fires but did not collapse despite much thinner steel beams.
— In a PBS documentary, Larry Silverstein, the WTC leaseholder, told the fire department commander on 9/11 about WTC-7 that. "may be the smartest
thing to do is pull it," slang for demolish it.
— It’s difficult if not impossible for hydrocarbon fires like those fed by jet fuel (kerosene) to raise the temperature of steel close to
-- No black boxes ever recovered, officially, from the wreckage.
-- All the structural steel from the wreckage was removed without inspection, and scrapped.