I wouldn't assume that NIST is knowingly lying, I think they've simply been given the unenvious task of making observations fit a preformed
I notice that the guy who runs debunking911 has updated his site
in direct response to my post here -
even using my image - with lots of frothing and spittling at the mouth, ranting at the evil, moronic conspiracy theorists. But weed through all that
crud and the meat of his argument (having completely backtracked on his insistence that the hole in the Spak photo is indeed the center hole) is that
the alleged building-destroying hole is now hiding behind the mezzanine in the photo. But the fact remains:
1. The eye witness statements clearly illustrate that the corner damage and the south face hole are one and the same when reconciled with Spak's
picture and the picture of the corner damage from behind the building.
2. NIST did not have access to Spak's photograph until recently (in fact the DB911 guy sent it to them) and I'm sure their assessment of the south
face hole, based solely on eye witness reports, would have been closer to reality if they had seen it earlier. Comparing the size of NIST's damage
blobs with the photographic evidence now available, it's clear that they misinterpreted the reports.
The rest of his argument is basically:
a) NIST must be holding more photgraphic evidence up their sleeve.
b) It is not unreasonable for NIST to make mistakes because they weren't there and are basing their assessment on eye witness reports and
photographs, so therefore their original assessment must be right anyway. (And if you can figure that one out, you're better than me.)
and c) Something about transformers on the mechanical level being the achilles heel of the building, crashing into the lobby and causing the building
to collapse at free fall rate.
Then he makes more attempts to imply that people are claiming the firefighters are lying, when the firefighters' testimony in fact debunks
NIST's claims, and one firefighter's testimony (the 20 storey hole inthe center of the face) is erroneous as proven by Spak's photo. Refer to the
eye witness reports in my original post and you'll see I never claimed the firefighters are "lying" - quite the opposite in fact.
Another firefighter's testimony appeared to debunk NIST and Debunking911.com's claim of a 10 storey hole in the center of the south face from the
lobby up (and falling transformers). The firefighters pulled a few last stragglers out of WTC7 after WTC1 collapsed, and they clearly stated there was
no heavy debris in the lobby
, only white dust and some hanging wires. The testimony seems to have dissappeared from the web, but it's repeated
right there in the NISt report:
I'll be interested to see what NIST comes out with in their final report and if they have any other photos, but for now it appears they made a
[edit on 2006-10-16 by wecomeinpeace]