Friday, August 22, 2008

NIST WTC 7 Report: Shameful, Embarrassing And Completely Flawed


NIST Claims "New Phenomenon" Occurred For First Time Ever In Collapse Of WTC 7

Yet fails to address why ground zero workers and media outlets had prior knowledge of an "extraordinary event" never before observed an hour in advance, plus myriad of other ignored issues


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
August 22, 2008

In its final report on the collapse of WTC 7 that news outlets are reporting "puts 9/11 conspiracy theories to bed," NIST claims that the never before observed "new phenomenon" of "thermal expansion" was to blame for the destruction of the building, a completely ludicrous conclusion in a report that simply ignores eyewitness testimony and hard evidence that points to the deliberate demolition of the structure.

NIST completely fails to address prior knowledge of the building’s collapse, including why news outlets like the BBC and CNN reported that the building had collapsed an hour before it actually fell, as well as firefighters on the scene who are heard on video saying, "Keep your eye on that building, it’ll be coming down soon."

If the collapse of WTC 7 came as a result of a "new phenomenon" and an "extraordinary event" that had never happened before in the history of building collapses, then why did news stations and ground zero workers know it was about to happen a hour or more in advance?

This on its own completely destroys the very foundation of NIST’s assertion that a "new phenomenon" was responsible for the collapse.

Which is the more likely scenario - that ground zero officials and media outlets got word that the building was going to be "pulled" - or that they employed clairvoyant powers of deduction that enabled them to foresee an event that had never happened before in history to a building that was structurally reinforced and had suffered limited fires?

NIST claims that the collapse of Building 7 is "The first known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building".

We are actually being asked to believe the impossible - that WTC 7 was the only building in history to have defied all precedent and suffered a complete and almost instantaneous collapse from fire damage alone, despite this being an impossibility if one accepts the basic laws of physics as accurate.

The issue of molten metal, which was discovered under both the twin towers and WTC 7, suggesting an extremely hot burning agent was used in the demolition process, is completely ignored in NIST’s report, despite it being acknowledged in Appendix C of FEMA’s World Trade Center Building Performance Study, which stated:

Evidence of a severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel, including oxidation and sulfidation with subsequent intergranular melting, was readily visible in the near-surface microstructure. A liquid eutectic mixture containing primarily iron, oxygen, and sulfur formed during this hot corrosion attack on the steel… The severe corrosion and subsequent erosion of Samples 1 and 2 are a very unusual event. No clear explanation for the source of the sulfur has been identified.

Speaking during a press conference that was called to counter NIST, Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and a member of the American Institute of Architects, dismissed the report.

"Tons of [molten metal] was found 21 days after the attack," said Gage in an interview with a Vancouver, Canada television station. "Steel doesn’t begin to melt until 2,700 degrees, which is much hotter than what these fires could have caused."

"There are holes in this story that you can drive a truck through," he added, citing NIST’s claim that no evidence suggested loud explosive booms accompanied the collapse of the building by reminding that Thermite, a steel cutting agent, makes no explosive sound.

Even aside from this argument, there were numerous close proximity eyewitnesses who reported loud explosions, including NYPD officer Craig Bartmer and ground zero first responder Kevin McPadden (who also experienced the countdown before the building fell), but this fact was again simply ignored by NIST.

"FEMA found it," said Gage. "Dr. Steven Jones found it, in the dust that landed in the entire area of lower Manhattan. And he finds it in the chunks of previously molten metal [from the towers]."
The core of NIST’s explanation, that an "extraordinary event" called "thermal expansion" was to blame for the sudden total collapse of the building is of course on the face of it a fraud when one considers the innumerable number of buildings that have suffered roaring fires across the majority of their floors and remained standing, whereas WTC 7 suffered limited fire damage across a handful of floors.

NIST also claims that the building only fell at 40% free fall speed, as if this isn’t suspicious in itself. Remember that this 47-story behemoth took just 7 seconds to completely collapse within its own footprint falling through the path of most resistance.

As the George Washington blog points out, "NIST said that WTC 7 fell at 40% slower than free fall speed. But it collapsed a lot faster than it would have if the structural supports were not all blown away at the same instant. 40% slower isn’t very impressive — that’s like arguing that a rock falling through concrete 40% slower than a rock falling through the air is perfectly normal."

The George Washington blog has compiled a list of experts in structural engineering and demolition who have all questioned NIST’s conclusion. None of these individuals were approached by NIST to partake in their final report.

* The former head of the Fire Science Division of the government agency which claims that the World Trade Centers collapsed due to fire (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), who is one of the world’s leading fire science researchers and safety engineers, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (Dr. James Quintiere), called for an independent review of the World Trade Center Twin Tower collapse investigation. "I wish that there would be a peer review of this," he said, referring to the NIST investigation. "I think all the records that NIST has assembled should be archived. I would really like to see someone else take a look at what they’ve done; both structurally and from a fire point of view. … I think the official conclusion that NIST arrived at is questionable.

* Two professors of structural engineering at a prestigious Swiss university (Dr. Joerg Schneider and Dr. Hugo Bachmann) said that, on 9/11, World Trade Center 7 was brought down by controlled demolition (translation here).

* Kamal S. Obeid, structural engineer, with a masters degree in Engineering from UC Berkeley, of Fremont, California, says:

"Photos of the steel, evidence about how the buildings collapsed, the unexplainable collapse of WTC 7, evidence of thermite in the debris as well as several other red flags, are quite troubling indications of well planned and controlled demolition"

Ronald H. Brookman, structural engineer, with a masters degree in Engineering from UC Davis, of Novato California, writes:

"Why would all 47 stories of WTC 7 fall straight down to the ground in about seven seconds… ? It was not struck by any aircraft or engulfed in any fire. An independent investigation is justified for all three collapses including the surviving steel samples and the composition of the dust."

Graham John Inman, structural engineer, of London, England, points out:

"WTC 7 Building could not have collapsed as a result of internal fire and external debris. NO plane hit this building. This is the only case of a steel frame building collapsing through fire in the world. The fire on this building was small & localized therefore what is the cause?"

* A Dutch demolition expert (Danny Jowenko) stated that WTC 7 was imploded

* A prominent physicist with 33 years of service for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC (Dr. David L. Griscom) said that the official theory for why the Twin Towers and world trade center building 7 collapsed "does not match the available facts" and supports the theory that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition

To claim that the collapse of WTC 7 is "no longer a mystery," as chief NIST investigator Dr. Shyam Sunder stated yesterday smacks of a desperate attempt to proclaim the authority of the official story by mere words alone, when in reality NIST’s laughable "new phenomenon" claim, the latest in a long line of changing explanations for the obvious demolition of Building 7, only heaps more embarrassment on NIST and makes the official 9/11 story look more untrustworthy than ever before.

Related:

As federal agency declares ‘new phenomenon’ downed WTC 7, activists cry foul

Debunking NIST’s Conclusions about WTC 7: Easy as Shooting Fish in a Barrel

NIST: "Then a Miracle Occurs"

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why weren't there any audible explosions when the supposed explosives went off? Silent demolition you idiot conspiracy morons think eh?

There is no hard evidence from any of these stupid "truther" articles. You're the one who ignores evidence and actual eye-witness acounts and all you have are questions and bullshit fox news spin.

If you believe this shit you're a friggin' moron.

I am your brother and you can never touch me.

Anonymous said...

This site is the Fox News O'Reilly Factor for Conspiracy Morons.

Anonymous said...

This site is the Fox News O'Reilly Factor for Conspiracy Morons.

Real Truth Online said...

Hmmm, no explosions? I guess you completely ignored this paragraph:

"Even aside from this argument, there were numerous close proximity eyewitnesses who reported loud explosions, including NYPD officer Craig Bartmer and ground zero first responder Kevin McPadden (who also experienced the countdown before the building fell), but this fact was again simply ignored by NIST."

Plus, the molten metal was ignored by NIST----something even FEMA didnt ignore in their report!

By the way----when will you EVER list FACTS and ARGUMENTS instead of ad hominem attacks and just saying that we're "wrong"???? Just saying "You're wrong" is NOT a debate. Where's YOUR facts at? Hmmm, the same place your brain is---nowhere to be found! LOL

Real Truth Online said...

"This site is the Fox News O'Reilly Factor for Conspiracy Morons."------yeah, and you keep coming to it!!!! Did you just call yourself a conspiracy moron? Yep, I think you did! LOL

Real Truth Online said...

in 2005, NIST said it was fire. It took them 3 years to come to the EXACT same conclusion? This tells me one thing and ONE thing only--------that they know the truth (that it was demolished) and the only thing they can say is "it was fire".

If you had a relative die mysteriously and they guessed the cause of death was poison and they studied the death for three years and after three years they came up with the same conclusion as their guess----would you accept that? Look who I'm talking to----of course you would!

Real Truth Online said...

Here's your explosions dumbass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUGCOs48kYk

put this link into your bar at the top and hit enter and watch. at the very end of the clip it shows WTC 7 and you hear an explosion, then a cop say "Keep your eye on that building, it will be coming down soon"

I provide EVIDENCE. You provide opinions and attacks. Im sure I will get no DIRECT refutation of this post---because youre a coward---Mr. Anonymous

I'm Larry's real brother and he's jealous of me and off his medication and is quite simply a Bill O'Reilly wannabe consiracist moron who believes everything he sees on the internet LMAO!!! said...

If you had evidence so would the entire friggin world you fucking retard. God I'm "embarrassed" I'm your brother.

Larry you believe everything you read you moron and your threats don't faze me... so sorry but you can't touch me.

This is the Fox News Conpiracy website of bullshit and spin. Move away folks nothing to see here. Certainly no truth lol. Just a delusional psychoboy with a massive inferiority complex and no friends.

THATS REAL TRUTH LMAO!

I'm Larry's real brother and he's jealous of me and off his medication and is quite simply a Bill O'Reilly wannabe consiracist moron who believes everything he sees on the internet LMAO!!! said...

If you had evidence so would the entire friggin world you fucking retard. God I'm "embarrassed" I'm your brother.

Larry you believe everything you read you moron and your threats don't faze me... so sorry but you can't touch me.

This is the Fox News Conpiracy website of bullshit and spin. Move away folks nothing to see here. Certainly no truth lol. Just a delusional psychoboy with a massive inferiority complex and no friends.

THATS REAL TRUTH LMAO!

I'm Larry's real brother and he's jealous of me and off his medication and is quite simply a Bill O'Reilly wannabe consiracist moron who believes everything he sees on the internet LMAO!!! said...

If you had evidence so would the entire friggin world you fucking retard. God I'm "embarrassed" I'm your brother.

Larry you believe everything you read you moron and your threats don't faze me... so sorry but you can't touch me.

This is the Fox News Conpiracy website of bullshit and spin. Move away folks nothing to see here. Certainly no truth lol. Just a delusional psychoboy with a massive inferiority complex and no friends.

THATS REAL TRUTH LMAO!

I'm Larry's real brother and he's jealous of me and off his medication and is quite simply a Bill O'Reilly wannabe consiracist moron who believes everything he sees on the internet LMAO!!! said...

If you had evidence so would the entire friggin world you fucking retard. God I'm "embarrassed" I'm your brother.

Larry you believe everything you read you moron and your threats don't faze me... so sorry but you can't touch me.

This is the Fox News Conpiracy website of bullshit and spin. Move away folks nothing to see here. Certainly no truth lol. Just a delusional psychoboy with a massive inferiority complex and no friends.

THATS REAL TRUTH LMAO!

Real Truth Online said...

of course you proved me right---predictably, you didnt address my posts---because, simply, you cant. you have two choices, to refute what I say---which has already been proven you cant, and wont-----or to ignore it---which you have done many, many times.

tell me how just a few fires in isolated parts of the building brings down a building in complete symmetry (which means "leveled", for the intellectually impaired, who can't even spell the word "phase"). So, if i take a hatchet and chop at different parts of a tree, youre saying not only will it fall down, let alone collapse in perfect symmetry? youre a moron!

Did you look at the youtube clip? of course not. Can you post video clips proving your side? Can you prove it was fires? Do you have photos of the so-called chunk taken out of WTC 7 that popular mechanics said was taken from the first 10 floors? of course, they cant and wont produce these pictures. Even if that DID cause the collapse---it would have fallen over like a tree in the woods. of course, they depend on idiots like you to believe it, and of course, they have a winner ladies and gentlemen! YOU, the sheep, that never questions anything. you follow and obey and move on.

dont like my site---make one of your own and debunk me on it! you wont, because youre an idiot. you wouldnt know how to post a video let alone words. we already know you cant spell---so I guess making a site would be futile. oh and by the way, yes i do believe things on the uncensored, not controlled by corporations internet. you, however, believe the bullshit by the bought and paid for controlled media. im laughing at YOU for believing in people who are paid to be silent about whats really going on!

timetoevolve said...

why do people come to this site to look like a retard? does this guy spell guys name fillup? can any one debate, debunk or refute what this site does? it seems to me that larry wins another arguement here.

true american said...

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