Thursday, March 11, 2010

These Truthers Never Give Up

You didn't see anything about it in the mainstream media, but two weeks ago at a conference in San Francisco, more than one thousand architects and engineers signed a petition demanding that Congress begin a new investigation into the destruction of the World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11.
That's right, these people put their reputations in potential jeopardy because they don't buy the government's version of events. They want to know how 200,000 tons of steel disintegrated and fell to the ground in 11 seconds. They question whether the hijacked planes were responsible -- or whether it could have been a controlled demolition from inside that brought down the Twin Towers and Building 7.
Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architects and the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth, put it like this: "The official Federal Emergency Management [Agency] and National Institute of Standards and Technology reports provide insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers' destruction." He's especially disturbed by Building 7, whose 447 stories came down in "pure free-fall acceleration" that afternoon -- even though it was never hit by an aircraft.
This is a subject I take up in my new book, American Conspiracies, published this week by Skyhorse. An excerpt follows:

Some people have argued that the twin towers went down, within a half hour of one another, because of the way they were constructed. Well, those 425,000 cubic yards of concrete and 200,000 tons of steel were designed to hold up against a Boeing 707, the largest plane built at the time the towers were completed in 1973. Analysis had shown that a 707 traveling at 600 miles an hour (and those had four engines) would not cause major damage. The twin-engine Boeing 757s that hit on 9/11 were going 440 and 550 miles an hour.
Still, we are told that a molten, highly intense fuel mixture from the planes brought down these two steel-framed skyscrapers. Keep in mind that no other such skyscraper in history had ever been known to collapse completely due to fire damage. So could it actually have been the result of a controlled demolition from inside the buildings? I don't claim expertise about this, but I did work four years as part of the Navy's underwater demolition teams, where we were trained to blow things to hell and high water. And my staff talked at some length with a prominent physicist, Steven E. Jones, who says that a "gravity driven collapse" without demolition charges defies the laws of physics. These buildings fell, at nearly the rate of free-fall, straight down into their own footprint, in approximately ten seconds. An object dropped from the roof of the 110-story-tall towers would reach the ground in about 9.2 seconds. Then there's the fact that steel beams that weighed as much as 200,000 pounds got tossed laterally as far as 500 feet.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started its investigation on August 21, 2002. When their 10,000-page-long report came out three years later, the spokesman said there was no evidence to suggest a controlled demolition. But Steven E. Jones also says that molten metal found underground weeks later is proof that jet fuel couldn't have been all that was responsible. I visited the site about three weeks after 9/11, with Governor Pataki and my wife Terry. It didn't mean anything to me at the time, but they had to suspend digging that day because they were running into heat pockets of huge temperatures. These fires kept burning for more than three months, the longest-burning structure blaze ever. And this was all due to jet fuel? We're talking molten metal more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Probably the most conclusive evidence about a controlled demolition is a research paper (two years, nine authors) published in the peer-reviewed Open Chemical Physics Journal, in April 2009. In studying dust samples from the site, these scientists found chips of nano-thermite, which is a high-tech incendiary/explosive. Here's what the paper's lead author, Dr. Niels Harrit of the University of Copenhagen's chemistry department, had to say about the explosive that he's convinced brought down the Twin Towers and the nearby Building 7:
"Thermite itself dates back to 1893. It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat. The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 degrees Centigrade. This can be used to do welding. It can also be used to melt other iron. So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed. When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly. Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive. It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel."
Richard Gage is one of hundreds of credentialed architects and structural engineers who have put their careers on the line to point out the detailed anomalies and many implications of controlled demolition in the building collapses. As he puts it bluntly: "Once you get to the science, it's indisputable."


  1. These libs are losing it. Now they are pulling out the "truther",Bush did it. They are a crazy bunch aren't they?

  2. The Only Thing True About "TRUTHERS" is They Have Way to Much Time on There HANDS and As With Most LIBS The Real Truth DUNT FIT Their Therories! Sounds Alot Like Ice Age,No Global Warming NO Climate Change BUNCH! Make the Data Fit Ther THEORY Now Thats Real Science!

    The Mere Fact That 911 Occurred LIVE in Front of The NATION is JUST a Fly in Their SOUP and NOTHING MORE!

  3. Chris, your being a partisan hack now. the right has more than its fair share of truthers....In fact the only truthers i personally know are militia guys from the 90's still waqtching for the Balck helicopters.
    But don't take my word for it....Here's the story right from one of the newer more prominant conservative sites RedState...

    "We’ve always banned truthers at RedState....Today I want to reaffirm and make it more definitive. If you think 9/11 was an inside job or you really want to debate whether or not Barack Obama is an American citizen eligible to be President, RedState is not a place for you.

    Birfers and Truthers are not welcome here. Period. End of Story......

    But I want to expand on this too.

    The tea party movement is in danger of getting a bad reputation for allowing birfers and truthers to share the stage. At the National Tea Party, Joseph Farah treated the birfer issue as legitimate. In Texas, tea party activists have rallied to Debra Medina who, just yesterday, refused to definitely dismiss the 9/11 truther conspiracy as crackpot nonsense. If a candidate cannot do that, we cannot help that candidate."

    Wait!! Did a conservative just say they were banning conservative truthers and that many truthers are also birthers and that the TEA Party is attracting these people....

    BWAHAHAHA there goes your little blame it on the left....

  4. Better that than the Hypocrat party that welcomes KKK members like Byrd in with open arms. So now the Tea Party and conservatives are guilty because they reject the radical extremists? Wow, you really are stuck in hate, nothing is good enough for you is it Joe?

    Really, I mean come on, both ends of the ideological spectrum attract extreme radicals.

  5. John. boy you sure do like to spin things. But lets put it simply so you can understand it. Red state, the conservative website is banning Conservatives who espouse birther or truther blogs and postings. They are also saying there is too many in the TEA BAGGER movement and that they will not support a conservative candiate like Debra Medina.

    As for excepting KKK members looks like your party should not accept them before you go yapping here about Byrd.

    why lets look into our own backyard...
    Randy Gray, a racist activist from Michigan and a member of the Knight's Party of the Ku Klux Klan, has been elected as a Republican Precinct Delegate in the city of Midland, Michigan.

    And in Tennesse
    14 August 2004
    In a development that reveals more about the nature of the US Republican Party than countless media handouts from the Bush reelection campaign, a virulent racist and white supremacist has won the party’s nomination as its candidate in the 8th Congressional District of Tennessee.

    James L. Hart, a proponent of eugenics who calls for the elimination of racial minorities and the poor through a “war on poverty genes,” won the Republican primary August 6, and will be the party’s candidate in the November election against eight-term incumbent Democrat John Tanner.

    So before you once again throw the ex-KKK member out there clean up your party.

  6. Joe, no spinning here. You proved my point. That conservative website is banning the truthers and birthers. What more can they do? Apparently that is wrong in your book, to ban those kinds of people? Where is my spin Joe? So before you go off all half-cocked and accuse me of "spinning", take a look at what I write. Are the liberal sites banning truthers and Lyndon LaRouche-types?

    And as for those other people, why don't you provide some links? All you are posting is your opinion or something? And I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying exactly what YOU are Joe, and that is that those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Especially when you have a sitting KKK member in the Senate. So grow up Joe. We need to get the radicals out no matter WHAT the party. You keep wanting to make it out that only the right has all the "villains" and the left have all the heros. Give me a break. You sure are a voice of reason. Two wrongs make a right and all the Hypocrats are born without sin. Sheesh.


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