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Does "Pull it" = controlled demolition?

So, I was visiting the website 911research.wtc7.net the other day and I saw there a whole page (http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/pullit.html) devoted to Larry Silverstein and his alleged admission about the controlled demolition of WTC 7. This, of course, was dealing with his now famous quote during the PBS documentary entitled "America Rebuilds," which aired on September 10, 2002. The quote again:

"I remember getting a call from the, er, fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, "We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it." And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse."

At the bottom of this page, 911research.wtc7.net has a heading/section called "A Closer Look" in which the writers say:

NIST Video - Malfunctioning Elevator in WTC Tower

More NIST video stuff for you. Admittedly, this goes directly into the "highly speculative" category. Often, people will ask how could people have access to the towers and their infrastructure in order to place the explosives that would be needed for an explosive demolition? Yes, I know about the Securacom Security and Marvin Bush connection, but that doesn't address the practical, logistical manner in which something like this could occur.

NIST Video - Noises Heard/Described After First Collapse

Looking through the videos recently released by NIST of September 11, 2001. Here you hear four witnesses to the first tower's collapse. Three of them refer to hearing (1) "boom, boom", (2) "A loud noise", and (3) "a thunderous roar", all before/just as the collapse occurs. I've included the fourth person, the woman, even though her quote it "when it blew." There are (many) other witness reports of hearing explosions before and during the collapses, but these (I believe) are new.

Files used: CBS-Net Dub4 18, WABC Dub1 93, WNYW Dub1 104, WPIX Dub3 70.

NIST Video - Overturned Cars, Post-Collapse

So, looking through the newly-released NIST videos and I was struck by multiple videos shot by people at the scene of the Twin Tower collapses. What you see in these edited (by me) videos is a number of cars and trucks overturned (or completely flipped), presumably by the collapse. Now, I realize the "common sense test" is not the most stringent or scientific, but does it make sense to you that a gravitational collapse could/would generate enough force to literally flip cars? The videos in question were shot before any heavy equipment like cranes and/or construction trucks arrived; as you can see in the first clip, the second tower hasn't even come down. Explosive force, no?

Clips used: CBS-Net Dub3 25, WNBC Dub3_65, WNBC Dub10 80, and WNBC Dub10 90.

Collapse and Reports of Explosions and Reverberations

Looking through the video from the batch newly released from NIST. Here is a clip titled “NBC News Dub_clip16A” in a folder titled “NBC_News Dub from Jim Remberg.” In the middle of a TV interview, the first Tower collapses. The reporter immediately refers to hearing an explosion and “the reverberations” from that explosion. He repeats this multiple times, and at the end he says that he’s two blocks away and he clearly felt the reverberations. Would you really feel “reverberations” from a gravitational collapse two blocks away? Match that with my previous video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOLsM6BS2r0) in which you can hear a distinct explosion before/just as the collapse occurs.

Jim Huibregtse clip_15B - Close-Up South Tower Flow

I noticed something in one of my previous clips (Jim Huibregtse clip_15B) that I thought was interesting. This is a zoomed-in view (and then slowed down) of the pyroclastic flow generated by the collapse of the South Tower. I added two red dots to help you locate two distinct 'white trail' ejections (see my earlier posts on white trails coming from the building pre-collapse) coming out of the pyroclastic flow. Do you see them? That seems odd, no? More thermitic reactions post-collapse?

NIST Cumulus Video - Sounds (and Reports) of Explosions

Looking through the newly released batch of videos from NIST and I found some interesting stuff in the folder "Richard Peskin." I have a edited together bits from four of the clips in that folder where you can hear what sound like explosions (after both towers have fallen), and the videographer (presumably Richard Peskin) saying that he's heard even more. They seem to be located around... Building 7. It all starts moments after the second tower collapsed.

The files I used were: Peskin 25.avi, Peskin 28.avi, Peskin 29.avi, and Peskin 30.avi.

NIST Cumulus Video - 'White Trails'

I've been making my way through the batch of newly released videos by NIST and I thought these were quite interesting. They show multiple 'ejections' (for lack of a better word) from the WTC North Tower with a white trail of smoke burning behind them. Contrast these ejections with multiple other objects and debris falling from the tower that do not have any smoke trails, suggesting that there is something different about the 'white trail' objects. One hypothesis: We know that smoke from thermitic reactions burns white, and we know (e.g., Harrit, Jones, et al.) that thermite is prevalent in the dust from the collapses. Perhaps that's what you're seeing in this video.

In the second clip ("NY1 6 Raw 10"), pay attention to the first ejection, which falls at :32 into the video. It seems that there is no white smoke at first, but that as it's falling, the smoke starts. Perhaps a delayed thermitic reaction? Then you see more of the same on the right side of the video.