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Originally posted by Zaphod58
The other side of the coin is cost. Congress won't release the massive funds to replace the radars and overhaul the ATC system.
Originally posted by Griff
Well then, I blame 9/11 ON the FAA.
How Building Implosions Work
The basic idea of explosive demolition is quite simple: If you remove the support structure of a building at a certain point, the section of the building above that point will fall down on the part of the building below that point. If this upper section is heavy enough, it will collide with the lower part with sufficient force to cause significant damage. The explosives are just the trigger for the demolition. It's gravity that brings the building down.
William Rodriguez, a 9-11 Survivor
Arriving at 8:30 on the morning of 9-11 he went to the maintenance office located on the first sublevel, one of six sub-basements beneath ground level. There were a total of fourteen people in the office at this time. As he was talking with others, there was a very loud massive explosion which seemed to emanate from between sub-basement B2 and B3.
Just seconds later there was another explosion way above which made the building oscillate momentarily. This, he was later told, was a plane hitting the 90th floor... He heard explosions both before and after the plane hit the tower.
A fellow worker Felipe David came into the office... "He was burned so badly from the basement explosion that flesh was hanging from his face and both arms." William asks: "How could a jetliner hit 90 floors above and burn a man's arms and face to a crisp in the basement below within seconds of impact?"
Photo showing white smoke emitting near the base of the WTC 2.
At about 6:45 he went to the mechanical shop in the second subbasement...
Deep below the tower, Mike Pecoraro was suddenly interrupted in his grinding task by a shake on his shoulder from his co-worker.
His co-worker made the call and reported back to Mike that he was told that the Assistant Chief did not know what happened but that the whole building seemed to shake and there was a loud explosion.
By this time, however, the room they were working in began to fill with a white smoke.
When the two arrived at the C level, they found the machine shop gone.
The two made their way to the parking garage, but found that it, too, was gone. He was convinced a bomb had gone off in the building.
Fire Captain Karin Deshore
Somewhere around the middle of the World Trade Center there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode. The popping sound, and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides as far as could see.
These popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger, going both up and down and then all around the building.
Of course they had to blow the basements before the collapse to help weaken the entire structures and what better time to do that then right when the planes crashed into them
Originally posted by AgentSmith
Oh there isn't an ever shrinking circle, nor is it because no-one has an explanation - it's just that when some of you get an idea in your head and demand an explanation, when you hear one which is perfectly reasonable and viable, but more importantly deviates away from your ideas, you're not interested in listening and just throw around your 'disinfo', 'shill', 'agent' insults.
[edit on 22-5-2006 by AgentSmith]
Originally posted by LionHeaRT
I've been reading all these theories about 9/11 you guys posted and I really see strong arguments from both sides, but my only question is, on the South Tower, the plane basically clipped the corner of the building, and through all of my work in physics (not much, just physics and AP physics) that leads me to believe the top of the South Tower should have "snapped" so to speak and just fell, leaving the remaining floors, but instead it just kind of fell straight down, that's what led me to initially believe the conspiracies.
Originally posted by Mouth
The explosions did happen. You know what caused them? How about GINORMOUS planes hitting them with an arse load of fuel? There are clips SHOWING explosions that the impact made. The pic you provided shows smoke much lower than where the planes hit, which kind of goes against your theory.
Planes brought down the WTC buildings. Get over it....
[edit on 1/6/06 by Mouth]
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
1. Explosions are visable. Especially explosions that are used to bring down 100+ story buildings. How come no one saw this explosion? Also, any explosion like that would have made the building collapse immediately
2. How come, even though there were thousands of people there on the scene and millions watching live on TV that that fire captain was the only one to see these flashes?
3. The crashing of the planes into the building caused a sonic boom. So yeah, people are going to hear more than one "explosion" when the plane hit