Originally posted by anoncoholic
One other interesting aspect they don't want you to consider is how come a blow torch doesn't melt? Or the pot on your stove? Nope, they would
rather have you believe the obvious lie than see logic.
A torch's flame is outside of the torch, not in it. The gas has to mix with oxygen to burn, so by design this occurs just outside of the tip. The
torch itself doesn't get very hot. As for the pots on your stove, burners can go to about 400 degrees and a pot can reach up to 300 degrees. Most
pots are made of aluminum which has a melting point of around 1000 degrees. The fires in the WTC were believed to be in the 1800 degree range which is
not unusual for a building fire. That would easily melt your aluminum pots thus negating your attempted analogy.
But structural steel has a higher melting point- around 2800 degrees. But the issue isn't at what point steel melts, it's at what point steel
deforms (fails). This is largely dependent upon the load on the steel. In the case of the WTC fires, all the buildings had fires well below the top,
so there were tremendous loads on the columns and connections at the fire points. The problem was made much more severe because the buildings did not
have sprinkler systems, so the steel was only protected by a layer of fireproofing. Fireproofing is only intended to protect steel long enough for
egress (exiting) and for firefighters to bring the fire under control. In the case of the WTC buildings, there wasn't enough time for either to
occur. The buildings all were built under older codes and if they had had sprinkler systems it's highly unlikely the collapses would have occurred.
Do we have all the answers on why the collapses happened? No, there are some mysteries about it. But the mysteries are because of the strange and
unusual forces these buildings were subjected to, there's no precedence for this. We will probably never have all the answers. But not having the
answers does not mean there's any kind of conspiracy afoot here.
Personally I always chuckle at people who think our government could pull off something as incredibly complicated as bringing down 3 high-rise
buildings in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the nation all within a few hours of each other and without anyone knowing a thing beforehand.
This is the same government that is filled with bumbling fools that can't even control their spending or agree on the simplest of resolutions, give
me a break! Go to your local DMV and try to get your license renewed, that'll give you some insight into how brilliant and efficient our government