16 years ago, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a very traumatic event for most of us. On that morning the USA got attacked. The attacks killed 2,997 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.
I've investigated 911 for 200+ hours. This post is about giving an honest picture of why some people claim to have proofs the NIST report on the collapse of the WTC complex structures contain fundamental flaws, hiding some crucial facts about 911.
It is about providing some of those proofs, making them as clear as possible, providing some links to peer-reviewed studies on the subject, giving the subject some visibility and an opportunity for people to weigh in.
I've been wanting to write a comprehensive thing on 911 for many years now. It's not all encompassing but it's a start.
Many innocent lost their life directly or indirectly due to 911. This event is a real tragedy no matter who were responsible.
People Who Lost Some Close Relative On 911
Many 9/11 survivors and many 9/11 victim family members have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11. 
"The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up on November 27, 2002, "to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks", including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The commission was also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks." [Wikipedia]
9/11 Commission Set Up To Fail
According to the 2 co-chairs of the Commission, the Commission was set up to fail.
"The two co-chairs of the Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, believe that the government established the Commission in a way that ensured that it would fail. In their book Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission describing their experience serving, Hamilton listed a number of reasons for reaching this conclusion, including: the late establishment of the Commission and the very short deadline imposed on its work; the insufficient funds (3 million dollars), initially allocated for conducting such an extensive investigation (later the Commission requested additional funds but received only a fraction of the funds requested and the chairs still felt hamstrung); the many politicians who opposed the establishment of the Commission; the continuing resistance and opposition to the work of the Commission by many politicians, particularly those who did not wish to be blamed for any of what happened; the deception of the Commission by various key government agencies, including the Department of Defense, NORAD and the FAA; and, the denial of access by various agencies to documents and witnesses. "So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail." [Wikipedia]
9/11 Family Steering Committee
"The 9/11 Family Steering Committee was an organization of twelve relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Members of the Committee included the Jersey Girls. It was part of the 9/11 Truth Movement and was set up to monitor the work of the 9/11 Commission."
According to the Washington Post and 2 senators, Joseph I. Lieberman and Susan Collins, it's family members' public complaints that pressured President Bush to drop his initial opposition to a Sept. 11 commission. [Wikipedia]
The 9/11 Family Steering Committee ended up being dissatisfied with the commission created and madate. More can be read about some of their complaints here.
Some Polls On 911
First I want to begin with some of the polls that has been done regarding where people stand on 911. Below, I quoted Wikipedia about one of this poll. Many more of these kind of poll can be found on this wikipedia page.
World Public Opinion Poll
"A poll taken by WorldPublicOpinion.org, a collaborative project of research centers in various countries managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, College Park, polled 16,063 people in 17 nations outside of the United States during the summer of 2008. They found that majorities in only 9 of the 17 countries believe al-Qaeda carried out the attacks."
"46 percent of those surveyed said al-Qaeda was responsible, 15 percent said the U.S. government, 7 percent said Israel and 7 percent said some other perpetrator. One in four people said they did not know who was behind the attacks."
"The summary of the poll noted that "Though people with greater education generally have greater exposure to news, those with greater education are only slightly more likely to attribute 9/11 to al Qaeda." Steven Kull, director of WorldPublicOpinion.org, commented "It does not appear that these beliefs can simply be attributed to a lack of exposure to information." Of those who said the United States was the perpetrator, Kull says many believe it was an attempt to justify an impending U.S. invasion of Iraq."
The NIST Report
"After the FEMA report had been published, and following pressure from technical experts, industry leaders and families of victims, the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a three-year, $16 million investigation into the structural failure and progressive collapse of several WTC complex structures."
"The scope of the NIST investigation was focused on identifying "the sequence of events" that triggered the collapse, and did not include detailed analysis of the collapse mechanism itself (after the point at which events made the collapse inevitable)." [Wikipedia]
Peer-Reviewed Studies On 911
The link below list 22 peer reviewed studies with links. The authored are qualified scientists, including PhD graduates from Harvard, Cambridge, and Cal Tech published in Peer Reviewed Independent Scientific Journals (PRISJs) including 10 engineering related journals. It's over 500 pages of peer reviewed papers.
Many People Doubt The Official Story
Many hundreds of people doubt the official story, among them 1500+ verified architects and engineers who have investigated the WTC collapse have sign a petition to have 9/11 investigation be re-opened and include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7.
Many hundreds of testimonies to many of the people mentioned in the image above can be found in the link below.
9/11 Control Demolition In Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal
Published by the peer-reviewed journal Europhysics News, the study entitled: "15 Years Later: On the Physics of High-rise Building Collapses" concluded that the evidence points overwhelmingly to controlled demolition as the real cause of the building destruction, the Twin Towers and WTC 7.
Explosive Material Found In WTC Dust
In a study published in the Bentham Open Chemistry and Physics Journal, authors concluded: "Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material."
The dust contained some iron spheres having some specefic characteristics which could have only been attained by temperature much higher than the fire from the kerosene from the planes or office fires of the WTC complexe.
Testimonies Of Secondary Explosions
Many secondary explosions have been heard and felt during the event. There are also recording of some of those explosions. There exists many reports of those explosions on live TV by journalists. Here are some of those recording and testimonies. There are many more testimonies of secondary explosions then the one listed below.
- Muliple Recording Of Bomb Going Off Many On Live TV
- Multiple Explosions Testimonies
- Testimonies of Barry Jennings
- New 9/11 Eyewitness Evidence of Bombs at WTC @lukewearechange
NIST Didn't Investigated For Explosives
According to NIST there was no evidences for explosives so they excluded explosives from any of their investigations. The rational of NIST is explained and refuted in the video above by David Chandler, retired physics teacher.
There are testimonies of people who have witnessed molten steel days after the collapse of the towers. Some of those testimonies come from the rescue workers in charge of cleaning up the after math of 911. Some of those testimonies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Note: to melt steel necessitate much higher temperature than what fires from kerosene or office building can achieve and thus those molten steel can't be explained by the NIST report which state there was no explosives or more precisely didn't look to see if there was any explosives.
Video Evidences From The Collapse
The video above explain many aspects of the collapse that cannot be explained by a gravity lead collapse.
- Large multi ton beams were hurled laterally.
- Lateral ejection of free-flying heavy steel sections up to 70 miles per hour not congruent with gravity lead collapse.
- Explosive squibs at 100+ miles an hour.
- Many other video evidences.
World Trade Center Twin Towers: Constant Acceleration
Rigging The Towers With Explosives
According to many experts it seems it would have been possilbe to rigged the towers with explosives even as those were still occoppied and in use. The section below is copied for an article that can be found here.
- The Twin Towers had been evacuated a number of times in the weeks preceding 9/11
- There was a power down in the Twin Towers on the weekend before 9/11, security cameras were shut down, and many workers ran around busily doing things unobserved (confirmed here)
- A tenant of the World Trade Center hired a "sprinkler repairman" shortly before 9/11, and gave him access to 6 underground levels at World Trade Center building 1
- A Bush-linked company ran security at the trade centers, thus giving it free reign to the buildings
Accessing The Core Columns
The chief electrical engineer who wired the World Trade Centers (Richard Humenn) says that people working on the elevators could have planted explosives: Video.
Mechanical engineer Gordon Ross, in his talk on the destruction of the Twin Towers, pointed out that:
"Those [core] columns which were situated adjacent to and accessible from inside the elevator shafts failed at an early stage of the collapse. Those columns which were remote from the elevator shafts, and not accessible from the elevator shafts, survived the early stages of the collapse."
Demolition Expert Weigh In On The Subject
Tom Sullivan demolition expert explain how this rigging could have been done and why he knew from day one that 911 was a control demolition event. I've also read the company working on the elevators would have had direct access to the perimeter columns. If I remember correctly these accesses would have been through space between each floors and ceilings. According to Mr Sullivan access to perimeter columns were unnecessary.
"Indeed, a top demolition expert says that with access to the elevator shaft, a team of loading experts would have access to the columns and beams."
"According to USA Today: "On Sept. 11, ACE Elevator of Palisades Park, N.J., had 80 elevator mechanics inside the World Trade Center". And the U.S. government agency (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) itself says that, on 9/11, "Elevators 6A and 7A were out of service for modernization". (NIST NCSTAR 1-8, p.97). In addition, Ace worked in and around structural steel at the Twin Towers."
911 Terror Drills
Bush lied when he said no one of his administration could have envisioned hijacking planes and using them as missiles as reported by ABC and USA Today. Some of the targets of previous military drills were the WTC and the Pentagon.
Some military drills simulating a hijacking situation including terrorist pilots was underway on 911. [Wikipedia]
Building 7 (WTC 7)
WTC 7 or building 7 was a 47 story building part of the WTC complex.
"On September 11, 2001, 7 WTC was damaged by debris when the nearby North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. The debris also ignited fires, which continued to burn throughout the afternoon on lower floors of the building. The building's internal fire suppression system lacked water pressure to fight the fires, and the building collapsed completely at 5:21:10 pm, according to FEMA, while the 2008 NIST study placed the final collapse time at 5:20:52 pm." [Wikipedia]
NIST Report On WTC 7
In the NIST report it is stated that WTC 7 fell at free fall speed for some time. Free fall speed collapse isn't explanable by anything other than controlled demolition. The 3 minutes video above explain all of this very well.
Mike West of metabunk.org try to explain this free fall speed. Mike West is not using the scientific method. His demonstration doesn't explain the free fall speed the NIST reported.
WTC Owner On WTC 7 Collapse
Larry Silverstein was the owner of the WTC complexe. The quote below is from an excerpt from a PBS interview.
"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." - Larry Silverstein
In 2005, Dara McQuillan, the spokesperson for Silverstein Properties, gave the following explanation for Silverstein's remarks:
"However, according to Fox News journalist Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a 9/11 eyewitness and ardent defender of the official 9/11 story, Larry Silverstein had controlled demolition on his mind on September 11, 2001, and it was no secret to the NYPD and others on the ground that day."
"Later in the day, the Fire Commander ordered his firefighters out of the building and at 5:20 p.m. the building collapsed. No lives were lost at Seven World Trade Center on September 11, 2001."
"This statement contradicts the FEMA report on WTC7 (Chapter 5, section 5.6.1), which indicates that no manual firefighting actions were taken at WTC7 on 9/11." [Source And More Details]
What is the truth on this has no bearing on the evidences already presented but I felt those trivia were interesting enough to be included.
BBC And CNN Reports WTC 7 Collapsed Before it Happens
It was not explain why Reuters incorrectly reported WTC 7 had collapse before it had.
"On 11 September 2001 Reuters incorrectly reported that one of the buildings at the New York World Trade Center, 7WTC, had collapsed before it actually did. The report was picked up from a local news story and was withdrawn as soon as it emerged that the building had not fallen." [BBC]
Emergency Workers Announcing WTC 7 About To Blown Up
Danny Jowenko on WTC 7 controlled demolition
Danny Jowenko was a Dutch expert in controlled demolition who testified that WTC7 collapse could only be due to controlled demolition. He had never heard about WTC 7 before seeing the video of the WTC 7 collapse. He only learned about the fact that the video he was seeing was filmed on 911 and was from a third tower that fell that day in New York City after answering if the video he was shown was showing a control demolition or a collapse due to fire. His reaction is priceless. [Mr Jowenko later re-confirmed his stance on the matter.]
Insiders Knowledge Shown By Abnormal Trading Activities in Option Markets
At least 3 peer-reviewed papers have concluded there was evidence of unusual option market activity in the days leading up to September 11 that is consistent with investors trading on advance knowledge of the attacks.
- Detecting Abnormal Trading Activities in Option Markets #14
- Was There Abnormal Trading in the S&P 500 Index Options Prior to the September 11 Attacks? #15
- Unusual Option Market Activity and the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 #16
Larry Made A Lot Of Money From The Attacks
"In January 2001, Silverstein, via Silverstein Properties and Westfield America, made a $3.2 billion bid for the lease to the World Trade Center. Silverstein was outbid by $30 million by Vornado Realty, with Boston Properties and Brookfield Properties also competing for the lease. However, Vornado withdrew and Silverstein's bid for the lease to the World Trade Center was accepted on July 24, 2001. This was the first time in the building's 31-year history that the complex had changed management."
"The insurance policies for World Trade Center buildings 1 WTC, 2 WTC, 4 WTC and 5 WTC had a collective face amount of $3.55 billion. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Silverstein sought to collect double the face amount (~$7.1 billion) on the basis that the two separate airplane strikes into two separate buildings constituted two occurrences within the meaning of the policies." [Wikipedia]
This is not a proof of guilt by any measure but some very interesting facts nonetheless.
WTC Insurance Payout Totals $4.55 Billion (1+ billion $ in profit.)
Bush Impossible Account Of 911
Bush said on CNN that he saw the first plane hit the first WTC tower on 911 before being informed the second plane hit the second tower. His account of the event is impossible. Footage of the first plane hitting the WTC was not shown on TV prior to September 12.
These detail accounts of some of the early event shows some failure in the protocols followed that day or lies about what happened.
NORAD Learns About A Plane Being Hijacked
"8:46: Two F-15 fighter jets are ordered to scramble from Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, intended to intercept Flight 11. Because Flight 11's transponder is off, the pilots do not know the location of their target. NEADS spends the next several minutes watching their radar screens in anticipation of Flight 11 returning a radar contact."
The First Plane Crashs Into WTC
"8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes at roughly 466 mph (790 km/h or 219 m/s or 425 knots) into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99."
Bush Arrives At The School
"8:55: President George W. Bush arrives at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, as part of a scheduled visit to promote education when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, who is with Bush, informs him that a small twin-engine plane has crashed into the World Trade Center. Before entering the classroom, the President speaks to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, who is at the White House. She first tells him it was a twin-engine aircraft—and then a commercial aircraft—that had struck the World Trade Center, adding "that’s all we know right now, Mr. President." [NORAD knew about planes being hijacked for at least 7 minutes already.]
Bush Learns Of The Second Plane
"9:05: After brief introductions to the Booker elementary students, President Bush is about to begin reading The Pet Goat with the students when Chief of Staff Andrew Card interrupts to whisper to the president, "A second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack." The president stated later that he decided to continue the lesson rather than alarm the students."
Bush Is Brief On The Situation
"9:14: President Bush returns to a holding room commandeered by the Secret Service shortly before 9:15. The holding room contains a telephone, a television showing the news coverage, and several senior staff members. The president speaks to Vice President Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, New York Governor George Pataki, and FBI Director Robert Mueller, and prepares brief remarks."
Bush Briefs The School's Staff
"9:29: President Bush makes his first public statements about the attacks, in front of an audience of about 200 teachers and students at the elementary school. He states that he will be going back to Washington. "Today, we've had a national tragedy," he starts. "Two airplanes... have crashed... into the World Trade Center... in an apparent terrorist attack on our country," and leads a moment of silence. No one in the President's travelling party has any information during this time that other aircraft were hijacked or missing." [Wikipedia]
Bush Leaves School
"9:35: The President's motorcade departs from the elementary school, bound for Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport and Air Force One."
The Sphere is a large metallic sculpture by German sculptor Fritz Koenig that once stood in the middle of Austin J. Tobin Plaza, the area between the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan. The artwork was meant to symbolize world peace through world trade, and was placed at the center of a ring of fountains and other decorative touches designed by trade center architect Minoru Yamasaki to mimic the Grand Mosque of Mecca, Masjid al-Haram, in which The Sphere stood at the place of the Kaaba. [Wikipedia]
Investigative Movies On 911
Maybe some of the stuff I wrote have intrigued some and help them understand why some people assure us there is compelling evidence explosives brought down the WTC Towers among many other facts the US administration have lied about some of the fundamental aspects of the events of 911. Here's a list of some of the very best documentary I've watched on the subject of 911. I think these documentaries are some the best ways to get informed on the subject.
Full length Documentaries
Starting with the most interesting first:
- THE ANATOMY OF A GREAT DECEPTION How 9 11 Woke Me Up David Hooper Film - 1h39
- 9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money @corbettreport - 59m
- A New Standard for Deception: The NIST WTC Report (Scientific exposé.) - 58m
- METHODICAL DECEPTION -- Rebekah Roth @sgtreport 1h14
- Architects and Engineers On 9/11! Excellent Must See! - 1h03
- AE911Truth. 911 Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out - 2h15
- Richard Gage responds to those who opposed the AIA WTC 7 resolution - 58m
- 9/11 Exposed - 2nd Edition (2015) Full Documentary Film - 1h50
- 9 11 EXPOSED, Researched facts and analysis- Full Documentary - 1h44
- Kevin Ryan - On Why NIST's 9-11 WTC Reports are False & Unscientific - 1h07
- Jonathan Cole 2016 “The Force Behind the Motion” - 47m
- The Toronto Hearings on 9/11 Uncut - Jon Cole @pressfortruth - 1h11
- 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory @corbettreport [Source & transcript] - 5m
- Geraldo Rivera Does 911 Truth Segment About Building 7 - 8m
- 1 DAY BEFORE 911 WTC Attacks, An Amazing Thing Happened - 1m
911 In Pop Culture
- Back To The Future predicts 9/11
- 9/11 Predicted on The Lone Gunmen - TV Show almost perfectly reflect the 911 events. - Aired March 2001.
- INSIDE JOB - SYNCHRONICITY 9/11 - Jake Kotze
WTC's Concrete Got Pulverized
Towards Greater Decentralization
There's so much of what happened on that day that I left out of this post but one other thing that I want to mention is that no matter what happened exactly on that day, governments will always tend to take advantage of us and thus we all gain by uniting our forces in decentralized manners whenever we can, so as to empower us more equally rather than empower some at the expense of others.
Information on why governments disempower most, profiting an ever smaller group, while decentralization empowers everyone to better cooperate as well as how to begin profiting from decentralization is all explain in my latest series:
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