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Originally posted by Baphomet79
The construction of the WTC began in 1960. A time when I feel that the planned surreptitious destruction of two of the largest buildings on Earth was a little lacking on the technology side. Sure thermite (that is generally considered as the perpetrator right?) existed since WWII, but I think it's stupid that people think a thermite charge large enough to take down a structure of that magnitude is possible without anyone taking note.
Originally posted by In nothing we trust
Apparently the original formulations of Sextex were supierior, for use in terrorist applications, to todays mixture. Additives were added in recent years to help increase it's detection and to shorten it's shelf life.
Stanislav Brebera spent much of his life developing Semtex, the best plastic explosive in the world. It feels like Play Dough, has no smell, and was designed in 1966 to clear land-mines and improve industrial safety. It is also undetectable by dogs and airport security devices ...
Brebera lost all control over his invention when the Soviet Army invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, crushing a reform movement that Brebera and his wife had joined.
According to the FBI, Semtex has an indefinite shelf life and is far stronger than traditional explosives such as TNT. It is also easily available on the black market.
"It makes me angry that Semtex fell into the wrong hands," he says. "Now, the world blames my country and me, but I could not stop it. I know now that if you are going to invent, you run the risk that someone will use your creation for something you didn't intend."
Actually, construction of the world trade centers began in 1966. The same year that Stanislav Brebera formulated Semtex.