Explosives

Witnessing 9/11: Explosions & Explosives

A 15 minute compilation of eyewitness statements about the destruction of WTC 1 & 2, including some from the FDNY oral histories released in 2005, news reports and footage from the 2010 NIST FOIA data release.

A lot of the footage will probably be familiar to you, but I used a few less well known clips here too. I made the aspect ratio of all the clips consistent, which will hopefully make them more suitable for others to download and use. Please share the video with others and I wish everyone well for 2016.

Dan Rather's Most Interesting and Controversial 9/11 Reports

As the anchorman for CBS News, Dan Rather was part of numerous breaking stories on the day of 9/11 and its immediate aftermath. Several of these reports have disturbing implications regarding the nature of the attacks and the perpetrators. Here are some prime examples:

1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvx904dAw0o
"Amazing, incredible... pick your word. For the 3rd time today.... it's reminiscent of the those pictures we've all seen too much on television before where a building was deliberately destroyed by well-placed dynamite to knock it down." Dan called it like he saw it. There are now 2,300 architects and engineers who agree: www.ae911truth.org

2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06VX8ijYihU

A tricky demolition!

21 story tower block in Birmingham, England by DSM demolition

Video explaining how the tower was demolished.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27189460

Will send a video of WTC7 to DSM.

Description of the use of thermite in WWII

PETER'S NEW YORK, May 12, 2012--I recently procured a volume entitled "Modern Chemical Discoveries" by Richard Clements (1954, E.P. Dutton, 290 pgs.). It describes the advent of many new industrial processes at the time, and explains the manner in which they operate. It is a book targeted to the educated layman.

In a chapter entitled "Some metals and their compounds," it describes what we generally know as thermite, the nature of the chemical reaction associated with it, and its effects (p117-118).

"A mixture of aluminum powder heated with the oxide of another metal gives a violent chemical reaction. The aluminum is converted into oxide while the other metal is left in the metallic state. The action is so violent in some cases, copper oxide, for example, that a kind of explosion occurs and part of the metal is volatilized. Chromium is obtained in this way in a pure state, as also manganese which previously had been known only in combination with carbon or iron.

Analysis of Rocket Projectiles from WTC2

I have uploaded to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvw0_i1rGns) an analysis of the acceleration of a projectile that races ahead of the surrounding falling debris. I had discussed this object before but due to the difficulty caused by a moving camera I had not previously measured the motion directly.

The object (apparently a perimeter wall unit) raced ahead of its neighboring debris, but its acceleration was about 1/3 of gravity. This is an indication that it was kicked downward initially by an explosion, after which the air resistance partially canceled the effect of gravity as it approached terminal velocity. As it fell, however, there was an outburst of white smoke, at which point the projectile changed directions, slightly, and accelerated downward for about a half second at 1.5 times gravity. It then fell back to continued acceleration a little under 1 g.

The acceleration of the projectile is unambiguous proof that very energetic material was applied to the wall unit. What I found particularly surprising is that the ignition of the material in an unconfined space where it was free to expand three dimensionally would provide sufficient thrust due to expanding gasses alone to cause what was probably a 4-ton wall unit to accelerate 50% faster than gravity. The fact that the unit continued to accelerate close to freefall thereafter is an indication of an ongoing thrust capable of largely canceling the effect of air resistance.

9/11 Truth - Bike Activism and Demolition Video Evidence Montage

On September 11, 2010 I went with the idea of "think globally, act locally" and took my bike (equipped with home-made 9/11 truth signs) to a bicycle and walking tour in Hartford, CT. Thousands of people showed up to the event, and it was a lot of fun by itself but was also a good opportunity for activism. Engineer Wayne Coste was there as well with a booth set up for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. I had a great time talking to people about 9/11 and introducing them to the idea that the World Trade Center was blown up with explosives.

Some people I talked to had heard rumors and wanted to know more, some people agreed with me and were very supportive, some people seemed utterly shocked by the idea, and a couple people totally disagreed but even they engaged me in civil discourse and seemed to at least consider the idea. After the bike tour, I walked around downtown with my bike handing out the rest of my flyers. At one point, a woman ran off a bus just to ask me for a flyer and then ran back on before the bus left. That was probably the highlight for me. The logistics of carrying a bike and a video camera and handing out flyers with only two hands just wasn't working out. So I put the camera away and enjoyed the bike ride and talked to people without intimidating them by putting them on video. But I still wanted something worth uploading so I put together a montage of WTC demolition clips for people to ponder. I ended with a press conference given by Richard Gage in Washington DC just 3 days prior. I quote him talking about nano-thermite and Building 7 which I consider to be the two keys to proving beyond any doubt the explosive demolition of the WTC.

Thanks,

Mike Smith

FLIR THERMACAM Shows Bombs In Buildings

http://wearechangenewjersey.com/?p=244

September 11, 2001:
A Thermographer's Experience at Ground Zero

Carol Ciemiengo
Jersey Infrared Consultants

As practicing thermographers, we expect each day to provide new experiences and teach new lessons. September 11, 2001, taught every American a life-altering lesson. This paper presents an account of that day by an ordinary thermographer who was working across the street from the World Trade Center that morning and suddenly found herself in an extraordinary situation. This paper details the thermographer's thoughts and experiences while making the long journey home.

http://www.irinfo.org/articles/article_9_11_2001.html
PDF FORMAT:
http://www.irinfo.org/articles/article_9_11_2001.pdf

International Center For 9/11 Studies Releases FLIR Tape:

WTC Detonations finally revealed (video).

Recently, there was a post on 9/11 Blogger here with videos released by NIST. I took the video with the audible detonations and ran it through an audio editor as the audio was very low and only worked in the right channel (speaker) and had no left channel audio. I raised the audio and changed the stereo output to mono so that the audio can be heard in both speakers.

I then added some witness testimony to corroborate what we are hearing:

 

 

There absolutely can be no doubt about what the witnesses heard, and what we can see and hear in these collapse videos. It's time for an international investigation into 9/11.

Metallurgical Examination of WTC Steel Suggests Explosives

Forensic Metallurgy
Metallurgical Examination of WTC Steel Suggests Explosives

http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/metallurgy/index.html

Although virtually all of the structural steel from the Twin Towers and Building 7 was removed and destroyed, preventing forensic analysis, FEMA's volunteer investigators did manage to perform "limited metallurgical examination" of some of the steel before it was recycled. Their observations, including numerous micrographs, are recorded in Appendix C of the WTC Building Performance Study. Prior to the release of FEMA's report, a fire protection engineer and two science professors published a brief report in JOM disclosing some of this evidence. 1

The results of the examination are striking. They reveal a phenomenon never before observed in building fires: eutectic reactions, which caused "intergranular melting capable of turning a solid steel girder into Swiss cheese." The New York Times described this as "perhaps the deepest mystery uncovered in the investigation." 2 WPI provides a graphic summary of the phenomenon.

Final sift of World Trade Center rubble yields 72 bone fragments

Jun 23rd 2010:

Washington - Remains of victims have been discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center nearly nine years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:

Seventy-two bone fragments were found in about two dump trucks of debris that had yet to be sifted by forensics experts, US television's ABC News reported Tuesday, citing the New York Medical Examiner's Office.

The office said DNA testing was likely to identify some of the remains, given the size and condition of the bone fragments. About 1,000 people of the nearly 3,000 victims of the suicide plane hijackings that brought down the two towers of the World Trade Center have yet to be identified.The experts sifted through 645 cubic metres of debris over three months to find the remains. The debris was the last from the World Trade Center that had yet to combed.

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/330854,yields-72-bone-fragments.html

Realted:

Only 289 intact bodies were recovered. May-30-2002 - cnn.com

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"Thum, Thum, Thum, Thum, Thum"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaOgwsv7R9E

Craig Bartmer, an NYPD officer who was present at the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7, testifies that he heard a series of explosions, "Thum, thum, thum, thum, thum" preceding the fall of the building. At the same time a TV interview is being conducted down the street, far from the building. The microphone picks up the same series of sharp, percussive sounds, confirming Bartmer's description. NIST artificially ruled out all such testimony by setting up a hypothetical loudness threshold for sounds it considered to be capable of destroying columns in the building.  The video goes on to question NIST's computed loudness threshold below which they would not investigate explosions.

 

The Ultimate proof NIST is lying about WTC7

The Ultimate proof NIST is lying about WTC7 Over 1,000 Professional Architects and Engineers agree that the mysterious collapses of WTC Building 7 and the Twin Towers on 9/11/01 need to be re-examined and investigated. The NIST report is proven to be unscientific and false, using evidence NIST either ignored or gathered and used itself. I used the public domain video created by NIST, available here: http://www.youtube.com/user/usnistgov http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK_iBYSqEsc Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth: http://www.ae911truth.org FireFighters for 9/11 Truth: NFPA 921 on High Order Damage: http://firefightersfor911truth.org/?p=221 Shear Studs: A Case Study: http://911research.wtc7.net/mirrors/guardian2/sixty-state-street/construction.htm Van Ramiro's SuperThermite experiment was courtesy of Jesse Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory" TV Show on TruTv (formerly CourtTV) from Episode 2 on 9/11 Conspiracy Theories.