posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 10:42 PM
I will remain neutral about the 'controlled demolition' versus collapse from weakened support structure due to gravity debate...but I must say
I have seen quite a few videos of actual controlled demolitions...spectacular ones in Vegas, tenements in somewhere, Chicago or Pittsburgh or any
place you care to name. They, the ones on THOSE videos had one thing in common -- it was obvious! I mean, the thing goes down in a circle, the
charges go off in a rotation...all to keep the footprint small at the end, of course.
But, from the documentaries I've seen, it takes days and days, if not weeks to rig these things. Then, there are all of the wires snaked out to
where the 'plunger'...well, to where the ultimate 'button' is pressed to set it all off.
NOW...someone, please, consider this...the first Tower was hit by AA11, and it was fairly higher up than where the second Tower was hit, by UA175.
Roughly 10-15 minutes difference between the two hits. BUT, which Tower collapsed first? It was the Tower hit second, but down lower.
Tons and tons of structure up above, and a weakening core below. All of that weight, once it started, had a tremendous amount of potential and
kinetic energy. HUGE forces were at work.
Even after all of this, and we have all seen the iconic pictures of the aftermath...there were still huge segments at street level left intact.
Someone somewhere said nothing was left larger than a few inches...obviously wrong. This is a chaotic event, and strange things can happen.
Don't forget, there was a huge multi-level basement below each Tower as well.
Lastly...please remember the difference in the speed of light and the speed of sound when comparing these events from different sources. To us, light
is virtually instant. Sound, at sea level, is about 1125 fps. So, the visual and the accompanying sound will not match, depending on your
AND, please remember the victims....