posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 10:19 PM
Originally posted by ULTIMA1
Did your job in the Army ever concern briging down buildings?
no, and you would be hard pressed to find where i ever said i did. however, cutting an I beam or box column attatched to a bridge wouldnt be any
different than cutting one attatched to a building. its just a matter of which ones and in what order to cut. its going to take the same ordinance
calculations and so forth.
Have you ever heard of or seen chemical and mechanical beam cutters?
heard of them, yes. read anything that would indicate that they are of any use in dropping a building? no. most of what ive seen for them is in
cutting pipes for oil drilling uses. if you have more info on them, id love to read it.
You do know that fire rescue teams have the equipment and knowledge to cut beams for rescue work?
yes, i was trained as a paramedic and did a lot of work with fire depts in addition to doing some WMD terrorism response training with fire and police
from around the country...most notably guys from NYPD and FDNY and while they/we were trained to do such things for rescue work, no one mentioned any
training in brining down buildings...even in my IC training it was never mentioned.
i asked this of you before cuz i know youve had some IC training as well, which particular publication or manual covered having the authority to drop
buildings? i must have missed it and while im no longer in the field id like to read it just for my own knowledge. which manual was that?
Originally posted by cashlink
We all would have to be blind to think it was anything else.
well then i guess im blind. ive yet to see anything that makes me think it was done with high explosives so if you have something that would prove it
to me, cool, ill stand corrected. but knowing how much ordinance it would take to cut even a single column in the core much less enough of them to
bring the building down im going to stick with my opinion
that it wasnt done with HE.
and since ive also never seen anything that would indicate that thermite can cut horizontally through 2"+ steel, im going to remain unconvinced it
was thermite either.
again, just my opinions