reply to post by 911files
However, I do agree that the WTC7 collapse seems particularly odd. I would not agree that demolition is the ONLY viable explanation for the collapse,
but it certainly seems to have about as much merit as the NIST explanation does (to me anyways). But, without direct evidence to support either, I
reckon it is just a matter of which makes more sense to a particular individual.
Then I suggest you do the following. Go read the NIST report even just the summary of findings and the Q&A for WTC7:
NIST Q&A WTC7
Some of the things in that Q&A are, even to me, stunning. Also keep in mind that all the time that the NIST report says there is no evidence or
thermite or any controlled demolition explosives, that they never actually TESTED for them, because they felt no need to.
Anyways, here's some choice tidbits from the Q&A:
Is it possible that thermite or thermate contributed to the collapse of WTC 7?
NIST has looked at the application and use of thermite and has determined that its use to sever columns in WTC 7 on 9/11/01 was unlikely.
Thermite is a combination of aluminum powder and a metal oxide that releases a tremendous amount of heat when ignited. It is typically used to weld
railroad rails together by melting a small quantity of steel and pouring the melted steel into a form between the two rails.
To apply thermite to a large steel column, approximately 0.13 lb of thermite would be needed to heat and melt each pound of steel. For a steel column
that weighs approximately 1,000 lbs. per foot, at least 100 lbs. of thermite would need to be placed around the column, ignited, and remain in contact
with the vertical steel surface as the thermite reaction took place. This is for one column . presumably, more than one column would have been
prepared with thermite, if this approach were to be used.
It is unlikely that 100 lbs. of thermite, or more, could have been carried into WTC 7 and placed around columns without being detected, either prior
to Sept. 11 or during that day.
Ahh, so ignoring the fact that they didn't actually test for explosives, that sounds pretty reasonable doesn't it? No. It doesn't. Why on earth
would they think you need to melt every pound of steel in that column?
You place it in a shape charge at an angle against the core beam and it slices through like a knife, and the core structure is now unattached. If you
do this in a timed fashion throughout the building, you can create a gravity fueled collapse.
A few pounds of homemade thermite can cut though a steel I beam, similar to the ones use in the WTC, in a matter of seconds. No need to coat the
entire beam in it, no need to pour tons of the stuff, you only need to weaken the core structure.
Now this one is my favorite:
An emergency responder caught in the building between the 6th and 8th floors says he heard two loud booms. Isn't that evidence that there was an
The sound levels reported by all witnesses do not match the sound level of an explosion that would have been required to cause the collapse of the
building. If the two loud booms were due to explosions that were responsible for the collapse of WTC 7, the emergency responder-located somewhere
between the 6th and 8th floors in WTC 7-would not have been able to survive the near immediate collapse and provide this witness account.
Now see the trick there? They don't deny they were explosions, they simply say, if they were the explosions responsible for the towers coming down,
the responder would be dead. But he isn't, and reported the explosions, and the NIST report already states that planes and fires and magically
thermal expansion brought the towers down, so there you have it.
It's a neat trick, neither confirming or denying. Sure, he heard explosions, we won't deny that, but instead of investigating that, we'll just say
they couldn't have been the explosions that took the buildings down.
But in the same report they state explosions didn't take the buildings down.
I swear, the more you read this sucker and the other info, it's like trying to read the tax code. I can't help but feel like my intelligence is