An Open Letter to Inspector General Todd Zinser to investigate NIST Science Fraud
Investigate NIST Officials Shyam Sunder and John Gross
Summary: I am writing to urge immediate investigation of Shyam Sunder and John Gross of NIST for the following possible violations in their investigations of the destruction of the 3 WTC towers in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: (1) waste, fraud and abuse, (2) making false and/or incompetent statements, (3) mismanagement, and (4) possible misprision of felonies.
COMPLETE LETTER (PDF) CLICK HERE
Aidan Monaghan of 911Blogger.com joins The Corbett Report to discuss his tireless efforts to uncover government documents about 9/11 via FOIA requests. We discuss some of the information he has uncovered and how others can follow in this fruitful area of research.
Anders Bjorkman is a structural engineer from France who became an early member of Richard Gage's AE911Truth. He had previously given speeches in his country to people whose children had seen footage of the Trade Towers’ destruction and were worried that buildings could collapse from the top down. He reassured these parents that this couldn’t happen and posted his presentation on his web site where it gradually developed.
Björkman became a formal critic of the “Progressive Collapse” or “Piledriver” theory promoted by Dr. Zdenek Bazant, a consultant for the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in its work on 9-11. The Piledriver theory basically says that prolonged heating weakened the support columns of a single floor which caused the upper section to crush what was below it in a chain-reaction all the way to the bottom.
Letter to Editor, North County Times, published August 3, 2010
We have a federal agency showing disdain for the Freedom of Information Act. Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of National Institute for Standards and Technology, denied a request from structural engineer Ronald Brookman, who sought detailed structural analysis information gathered by NIST when they determined the cause of the World Trade Center Building 7 collapse. Gallagher's stated reason for denial was that releasing it "might jeopardize public safety."
What might jeopardize public safety is "not" allowing professionals in the building industry such as Mr. Brookman to independently study the NIST analysis of the highly anomalous building failure. A 47-story high-rise suddenly collapses straight down into its own footprint — highly anomalous.
"It Fell in Silence: The Collapse of World Trade Center 7"
Many Americans are unaware that three buildings within the World Trade Center complex fell on Sept 11, 2001. Located just 300 feet from the North Tower,World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) was a forty-seven story steel framed building, which collapsed vertically in 6.5 seconds more than 6 hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Although the collapse of the towers was televised hundreds of times in the days following 9/11, the collapse of WTC 7 was seldom shown or discussed. The widely publicized 9/11 Commission Report fails to mention the collapse of WTC 7 in its 568 pages. Looking beyond the limited information provided by the mass media about the fall of WTC 7, a number of questions arise.
Director of NIST: Disclosure of WTC7 data "might jeopardize public safety"
FINDING REGARDING PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION
Pursuant to Section 7(d) of the National Construction Safety Team Act, I hereby find that the disclosure of the information described below, received by the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST"), in connection with its investigation of the technical causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and World Trade Center Building 7 on September 11,2001, might jeopardize public safety. Therefore, NIST shall not release the following information:
I interviewed structural engineer Anders Björkman at the AE911Truth press conference of February 19, 2010. Björkman discusses his objections to the “Progressive Collapse” or “Crush Down” theory of NIST’s Dr. Bazant. Unedited audio. Shawn Hamilton
Björkman calls Bazant's model of "progressive collapse" the "Pouf! Pouf! Theory"
(Written and narrated by David Chandler / Edited by Debora Blake)
David Chandler: 9/11 Analysis DVD | July 04, 2010
9/11 Analysis is a compilation of short analysis videos I have produced and uploaded to the internet over the last few years, woven together with an interpretive narrative. The individual short pieces arose one-by-one as measurements were made and insights developed, but together they constitute a coherent body of work: the total destruction of the three most prominent buildings of the World Trade Center as seen through the eyes of a physics teacher and concerned citizen.
Shown here is the concluding narrative, an appeal to take the events of 9/11 seriously, even as the events of 9/11 seem to fade into the distance. The wars of 9/11 continue. The justification of torture, the loss of civil rights, the overturning of over two centuries of democratic tradition, and the demonization of a major segment of humanity under the guise of "terrorism" are continuing legacies of 9/11.
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.
Derek Johnson, EIT, CWI, Shreds NIST report on WTC7 at AE911Truth Event in Austin, Texas, on March 20, 2010, intro by Alex Jones
Derek Johnson, a foundry expert and petition-signer of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, absolutely SHREDS the half-baked government NIST report on Building 7. Derek presents newly-FOIA'd modeling video from NIST that shows animated steel beams floating and spinning in mid-air. This is only part of the ludicrousness of the NIST report on WTC7 and newly FOIA'd docs that Derek obtained from NIST. According to Derek, NIST's animated modeled version of what happened to WTC7 is little more than "a tinker-toy approximation with a brick thrown at it..high schoolers could have done a better job." What's NIST going to serve up next, Wile-E-Coyote with the Acme plunger? Below is Derek's presentation at the Texas AE911Truth Event in Austin, held on March 20th, 2010:
Does anyone know what the situation is regarding the NIST WTC7 simulation data?
There were two terabytes mentioned back in February 2009 by AE911...were these files obtained and uploaded to archive.org?
It seems NIST also recently released 8,910 files to Ronald Brookman of Cryptome, I wonder if he will make these available? They withheld 3,370 files for reasons of 'public safety', including the 'connection models' and all 'results files'.
EDIT: The data which accompanied the letter above is available: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SQMZ94R0
I can't find a reference to either data set on this site about the simulation, though there are links to two (unreadable?) LS-DYNA files found on a NIST ftp site (under 'World Trade Center 7 Computer Simulations')
I LOVED Anthony's "This is an Orange" and now, here's another fantastic piece from him.
Please forward far and wide in order to wake up more!!
And let's THANK Salem-News.com. ;O)
Views of flight 175 Courtesy: bollyn.com
A Little Known Fact About the 9/11 Planes
Anthony Lawson for Salem-News.com
Another seriously undeniable flaw in the 'official' 9/11 story.
In response to FOIA request, NIST has refused to provide copies of transcripts and tapes of interviews with the first responders about Michael Hess and Barry Jennings trapped in WTC7.
Excerpt from NIST NCSTAR 1-8: proof of existence and classification of the interviews with explicit references to the two men trapped in the WTC 7:
Below there are links to documents we exchanged with NIST: