posted on Sep, 8 2006 @ 11:53 AM
You can buy the raw incredients seperately in bulk very easily from all over the place. I would personally buy using a front company from a supplier
in india such as the one below - who'se going to notice that?
There are lots of different Aluminothermics (thermite-type mixtures) the most basic being made from Iron Oxide (which is the rust from iron) and
powdered aluminium - you could just use aluminium filings but the finer the better. There are lots of variations on the mix, with zinc another
favourite. Magnesium's another you can use but that would yield a bright white light so it's unlikely that was the culpret.
In the videos linked to in the thread below, witnesses say there was unusual maintenance work carried out in the towers in the days before they were
demolished. That's one possibility for when the thermite and/or high explosives were placed.
Thermite alone could bring down the towers by severing the steel supports but there is also clear evidence of explosions including clearly visible
explosions and eye-witness testimony. Again see the link above. It appears that thermite was set off to sever the steel supports and then an instant
later the explosions started off, starting at the top and working down at the exact speed needed for freefall. Somebody did their maths.
Which explosive they used is anybody's guess. It would have to be one of the more powerful compositions, most likely a plastic explosive such as
composition 4 (C4) or maybe RDX - the explosive used in grenades. The US government buys an awful lot of both of those for the army etc. It wouldn't
be hard to buy a little extra each year for a few years. Or maybe they raided some secret emergency stockpile.
You could speculate forever. The fact is, there were explosions and there were eruptions of thermite-type reactions. Both are clearly visible.
[edit on 8-9-2006 by AchesonGroup]