"I'm confident that they'll find the cause of this," said Gene Corley, a private engineer who has investigated numerous disasters including the World Trade Center collapse on Sept. 11, 2001.
"We normally don't like to get involved unless we have assurances that we are given a free hand to really perform a thorough and totally unbiased investigation..." Velivasakis says.
His firm, Thornton Tomasetti, specializes in stabilizing disaster sites and determining why structures collapse.
I couldn't figure out how to display this image in the blog, but here's the link:
These are characteristic features indicating the use of explosives:
1) Outward arching dust plumes
2) Formation of debris cloud that is symmetrical around the vertical axis of the structure
3) Heavier material is propelled out ahead of the dust
I have been spending the last few hours trying to come up with a way to compare the explosive forces between the '93 bomb and the plane impacts of 2001. However, my lack of expertise in this area of physics, pertaining to kinetic energy, explosive force, pressure, etc. is preventing me from making any sort of informed conclusion. On the other hand the information I have gathered suggests ( and I use that term lightly) that a bomb ( on the order of magnitude used in the '93 bombings: The bomb exploded in the underground garage at 12:17 P.M., generating a pressure estimated over one GPa (Giga Pascal) and opening a 30-meter-wide (98 foot) hole through four sublevels of concrete. The detonation velocity of this bomb was about 15,000 ft/s (4.5 km/s). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_1993_bombings#Bomb_chara...) planted in the sub-level basement (which houses the critical main support for the tower) had a much larger probability of collapsing the building than an impact of a 767 carrying 10,000 gallons of jet fuel nearly 1,000 feet up from the basement.
One of the main arguments defenders of the official story have made against the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers is that demolitions never start at the top of the building. In other words, they claim that demolitions always start at the bottom and proceed upwards.
However, a new video shows an example of a top-down demolition of another building:
Someone read her on-screen notes a bit too literally.
Was WTC7 a Controlled Demolition?
By Matt Hutaff, Sep 18, 2007
When a reporter hears a building fall 23 minutes before it does, is there a sound?
The view from BBC reporter Jane Standley's window was a spectacular mess. Thick plumes of smoke rose above the New York City skyline, blotting out sunlight and choking the morale of rescue workers trying to salvage human life from the wreckage of the just-collapsed World Trade Center.
It was the afternoon of September 11, 2001, and Standley was responding to questions posed by colleagues in England. "New York very much a city still in chaos," she said. "The phones are not working properly, the subway lines are not working properly, and we know that down there near the World Trade Center there are three schoools that are being turned into triage centres for emergency treatment."
Anybody know about blasting caps or detonators that self-destruct?
The triumphant statement by a " demolition expert" on the History Channel that he saw no detonation cord, wiring or remnants of blasting caps at Ground Zero has given courage to OCT supporters.
This has come up in a long-running debate I'm running on an industry forum. The latest rejoinder I got was this
"you have not produced one blasting cap, nor one piece of wiring"
What I could find on the Web on the subject was all about detection of
A. detonators before they explode, or
B. explosives by means of chemical taggants after the blast
but nothing about detecting remnants of detonators post-blast (except that "stealth explosives" has been used as a term of ridicule for the controlled demolition argument.)
Re A, I found this: "Plastic weapons, plastic detonators, explosives enclosed into plastic cases and plastic mines are very difficult to detect."
I am beginning to suspect that the problem of detectability might actually be the other way around.
This video shows you not squibs but actual blasting charges possibly going off and
rare shots of the making of the WTC "SPIRE".
All the video has been stabilized by me for clarity. The sound has been enhanced and syncronized.
Demolition proof hidden in plain sight.
Download HD version. http://www.filefactory.com/dlf/f/8fe7e8/b/6/h/0c2cbcae529c9b62/j/9819025811
Lower Quality Streaming Webfives video
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and worse quality YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma19Vsu5PgQ
This video reveals yet more charges going off.
Sleight of hand. To support the theory of controlled demolitons at the WTC with out it being to obvious, the best thing to do would to seperate the demo sequences.
While everybody is watching the obvious, look at whats hidden in plain site.
I had to use webfive coz' youtube is poor quality.
This video is not new, it actually has been used with fake explosion sounds to prove demolitions at the wtc.
This video is the original with no sound edits, it is stabilized, zoomed, 1/4 speed to reveal a demolition sequence 40 floors below going off diagonally reaching the service floor.
Not a conspiracy or fact?
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A video that compares aspects of well known, 'obvious' building demolitions with the almost hidden ones of WTC 1 & 2 on September 11th 2001. I say almost because ANYONE can watch this video and see it for themselves.
See hundreds of demolition charge flashes before and during the implosions of the towers.
Watch as huge horizontal blasts eject steel and concrete far below the collapsing section.
Its clear cut folks....those towers were absolutely laced with demo charges, fact.
And that creates all sorts of horrible thoughts....
We must expose the 9/11 Inside Job...for the victims, their families, subsequent war deaths and for everyone on this planet.
Thanks to the video "9/11: The Explosive Reality" - which inspired me to put this little video together.
911 Mysteries – The New Version
by Nila Sagadevan
Last evening I attended the screening, in Laguna Beach, of the updated version of this excellent movie. I’m pleased to report it’s absolutely brilliant. Now completely updated, it includes clips of the BBC’s premature announcement of the demolition of WTC 7 and many other rich tidbits, as well as a superb new musical soundtrack. It’s truly a first class piece of moviemaking.
The movie was extremely well received. I helped answer questions afterwards, and can unequivocally say there wasn’t a skeptic left in the house, so compelling is its message. 90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with eye-opening witness testimonials. Until something better comes along, this is the vehicle that will take the message out to our complacent mainstream.
I think I own every 9/11 movie made, so I feel I can voice an informed, albeit obviously personal, opinion: the new version of “9/11 Mysteries: Part I – Demolitions” is the best 9/11 movie out there at the moment.
And it seems I’m in good company:
"Excellent. The best of the 9/11 movies."
"In addition to manual dexterity, sleight of hand depends on the use of psychology, misdirection and natural choreography in accomplishing a magical effect. Misdirection is perhaps the most important component of the art of sleight of hand. Using misdirection, the skillful magician choreographs every movement in a routine so even the most critical and observant spectators are compelled to look where the magician wants them to. Two types of misdirection are time and movement. Time is simple; by allowing a small amount of time to pass after an action, events are skewed in the viewers mind. Movement is a little more complicated. A phrase often used is "A larger action covers a smaller action." - Wikipedia: "Sleight of Hand"
Example 1: Comment
Indeed, the perpetrators of 9/11 did not want you to see the coordinated and timed explosion set to occur exactly when the 2nd plane hit.
Certainly, fire and damage cannot coordinate explosions...
I made this short video a few days ago:
www.rosie.com Q & A section of her blog
Teri writes: Do you believe in many conspiracy theroy’s?
Do you think if you were not a celeb you would still suffer from depression?
Please don’t take offence to my ?’s they are ment well.
rosie: i believe there is more to 9 11 than we have been told
depression runs in my family - so yes
vicki writes: Have you seen BBC vid of reporter telling of collapse of bldg 7 with bldg 7 still in background and 20 minutes before it collapsed? Weird to the max. So much we don’t know. Truth will out. Peace.
rosie: i have
the plot thickens
Leslie writes: Bush’s reaction to attack on 9/11 should b compulsary viewing. He didn’t move a muscle, didn’t look at who gave him the news but it’s his expression that’s so alarming & it wasn’t shock
rosie: shock was the look on everyone elses face
I had to buy online the pretty expensive PDF to this article, so I would love to pass it on to anyone who wants a copy. Just email me if you're interested.
Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions
J. Engrg. Mech., Volume 133, Issue 3, pp. 308-319 (March 2007)
Zdenek P. Bažant,1 F.ASCE and Mathieu Verdure2
1McCormick School Professor and W.P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering and Materials Science, Northwestern Univ., 2145 Sheridan Rd., CEE/A135, Evanston, IL 60208. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2Visiting Fellow, Northwestern Univ., 2145 Sheridan Rd., CEE/A135, Evanston, IL 60208; on leave from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
(Accepted 16 September 2006)
On 9/12/2001, Peter Jennings interviews Marlene Cruz, a carpenter injured in one of the pre-collapse explosions in the WTC sub-basement level B long before the planes hit the towers. The first casualty of 9/11 admitted at Bellevue Hospital, Cruz is a living witness who proves that pre-planted explosives were used to weaken the foundations.
Direct Download: http://www.911podcasts.com/display.php?vid=201
Tuesday, February 27, 2007:
BBC World News started reporting that WTC 7 had collapsed about 23 minutes before the building actually came down, as video of news coverage on September 11th shows. The segment establishing this is available on the archive.org news service and was discovered by veritas911, a member of 911blogger.com.
(The 1-gigabyte video of BBC World News coverage on Sept. 11th starts at 4:54pm EDT and is available at http://ia311517.us.archive.org/2/items/bbc200109111654-1736/V08591-16.mpg)
Speaking from London on the afternoon of September 11th, BBC World News anchorman Philip Hayton asks reporter Jane Stanley in New York about the collapse of the "47-story Salomon Brothers Building," also known as WTC 7. Although the building is still standing and clearly visible through the window behind Stanley, its collapse is repeatedly described as a past event. Hayton asks Stanley if there were any casualties in the building, and advances an explanation for its collapse already provided by officials, that it was weakened structurally by the prior collapses of the Twin Towers.
Every adult human on the planet should see this.
Needless to say, among myriad omissions on tonight's BBC cointelproduction was any reference to the toxic dust.
January 31, 2007
A City University building badly damaged in the September 11th attacks is finally slated to be demolished. But residents of the community are concerned that the demolition might release toxins into the air. NY1's Lindley Pless filed the following report.
“A lot of stuff is being done with the first responders. We feel the residents are the forgotten people being left in the background,” said area resident Craig Hall. “And residents are now getting sick and we are highly concerned about that.”
At Tuesday night's public information session at the Borough of Manhattan's Community College, local residents were given a chance to speak out about their concerns that bringing down Fiterman Hall will release toxins into the air they breathe every day.
Five minute video comparing WTC 7 fire to other skyscraper fires, and also to controlled demolition. The video is set to The Blue Danube. A vivid example for just about anyone out of the blue who might be questioning 911. It's brief, easy to listen to, and for the coming holidays and the year ahead, it's a great way to send $20 bucks to everyone you know and love.
911 Press for Truth
Another excellent article firefighter brother, Douglas Herman!
"Not until the credible testimony of those who actually experienced the controlled demolition of the WTC is given due weight, not until the testimony of those who witnessed and experienced the destruction from the inside and outside of the buildings is properly investigated, will justice be served."
911 - Why We Fight
By Douglas Herman
Exclusive to Rense.com
"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon." -Thomas Paine
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell
The first time I shouldered my Scott airpack, a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and pressed the face mask and respirator to my face and mounted the ladder over the hotbox, I panicked and nearly fainted. My heart pounded; I couldn't breath! A sudden burst of air, however, from the release valve, relieved the feeling of suffocation, but drew a quick scolding from my firefighting instructor. Stop breathing in bursts, he said; remain calm, and follow your team leader.
Has anyone seen this? I got it from Rick Siegel's website (via whatreallyhappened.com).
If this is truly unedited, it's just another piece of A+ evidence that shows CD.
Video of the question and answer session following Jim Hoffman's presentation at UC Berkeley on November 11, 2006.
Professor Steven Jones joins Hoffman in addressing questions from the audience.
In this two-part presentation, Jim Fetzer gives an overview of the destruction at ground zero.
High-quality aerial photos and some interesting video are used to outline his working hypothesis.
Topics include WTC 6, a theory on WTC7 and an analysis of the destruction of the twin towers.
To watch the video:
Here is some collapse footage shown by the BBC in a programme ‘9/11:The Twin Towers’, broadcast in the UK on 7 September 2006. I hadn't seen it before, so thought I'd post it in case others hadn't seen it as well. Notice how the second building flares up during the collapse of the first building:
Some time ago you will remember the "Call to Action" by Alex Jones regarding the next false flag attack possibly on American soil. A lot of us rose to the occasion and compiled media emails for USA & Canada and fired them off.
I personally fired emails to all of Canada media and most of the USA, asking the media to stand up and report on the false flags and also the inconsistencies in the official story in general. Yesterday I received an email from THE CANADIAN NATIONAL NEWSPAPER stating that they ran a story on 911. Take a look.
Maybe the tide is now turning, however, we need to keep the pressure up.
This video straight up defies what the "official" 9/11 commision report says about the 47 Steel beams in the center of the towers not even being there... Notice a few of them still standing after the rest of the building fell?
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The link goes to a part of the play that concerns September 11. Check out the synopsis too, while you're there. Pass it on.