Monday, May 10, 2010

The WTC& 9/11: Part Two

100 New York firemen have said that they heard explosions and saw flashes. A court ordered 10,000 pages of oral history released in 2005. Adjunct Fire Lieutenant Paul Isaac said: "There were definitely bombs in those buildings..." Isaac added: "...many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they're afraid for their jobs to admit it because the 'higher-ups' forbid discussion of this fact” He continued, "It's amazing how many people are afraid to talk for fear of retaliation or losing their jobs," regarding the FBI gag order placed on law enforcement and fire department officials, preventing them from openly talking about any inside knowledge of 9-11.Battalion Chief Brian Dixon recalled, “the lowest floor of fire in the south tower actually looked like someone had planted explosives around it because . . . everything blew out on the one floor"

Here are the words of Lou Cacchioli , another fireman
...there were bombs...elevator doors completely blown out... we heard this huge explosion that sounded like a bomb... another huge explosion like the first one hits.... Oh. My God, these bastards put bombs in here like they did in 1993! Then as soon as we get in the stairwell, I hear another huge explosion like the other two. Then I heard bang, bang, bang - huge bangs... .

William "Willy" Rodriguez, a janitor in the WTC1, said he escaped from the basement after hearing a huge explosion go off several subbasements below him. He said he heard the explosion just before the plane hit.

In one short period everything we knew about steel and concrete was demolished, perhaps because the terrorists were such marvelous scientists. Expert after expert expressed their astonishment and then quickly agreed with the official theory—which were brand new. It was that the fires made pancake-line inevitable. There could have been as much as 24,000 gallons of jet fuel burning in each building. The basic claim of the official theory is that nothing could withstand being melted by such intense heat. The problem is that the maximum temperature the fire could have been at was about 1100 degrees below the level at which steel begins to melt. Another problem with the conventional view is that the fireballs were gone after about ten minutes. How long did maximum temperatures prevail?

Steel-framed buildings had never come down like this before. To wonder if there were other explanations rendered one an outrageous conspiracy theorist. The problem was, however, that the towers were designed to withstand the kind of impact that 767s would bring. A WTC design engineer, Hyman Brown, said: “They were over-designed to withstand almost anything, including hurricanes, . . . bombings and an airplane hitting [them]” Maybe the designers miscalculated stress equations. Even so, would the buildings have come down so neatly? Even the studies that support the official theory do not claim that the core columns were subjected to intense heat. In each core, there were 47 massive steel columns. Maybe some of the peripheral columns were subjected to such heat that they began to buckle. This is a theory—certainly not a scientific fact. There is some evidence that some of the core columns may have buckled. That could not have happened unless they were somehow taken out from below.

In addition, each floor in these 110 floor buildings were supported by a total of 287 columns. Each was supposed to be crushed instantly as the buildings went down in symmetrical fashion. Each building had a steel support network of 100,000 tons or more. They collapsed as though the steel were not there.

The pancake theory does not account for the fact that existing steel beams and other structures on the floors below the collapsing floors should have slowed up or impeded the serial collapsing of the floors. The resistance should have been greater because there were these support structures in place. After the first floors collapsed there should have been a loss of momentum and energy. That is to say there should have been a decrease in gravitational acceleration, but there was not. To collapse at free fall speed, the floors below the falling ones had to be removed, as well as their supporting structures. It is an application of the theory of the Conservation of Momentum. “Free fall” means falling through thin air.

Three large buildings in the World Trade Center collapsed, two in a matter of ten to fifteen seconds. Before this, modern building built around steel beams had ever collapsed completely .To fall at that rate, it would have been necessary to remove the floors as objects of resistance. If each floor offered just a second of resistance, the time would have been 37.5 + 10

There were two major explanations for why the steel skeleton of the buildings collapsed. (1) They were secured by single bolt connections that popped, and (2) the intense fire caused by burning fuel caused them to melt. An MIT team said that the single bolt connections did not secure the floor trusses. Assuming all the bolts could be melted, they would have to be melted at exactly the same time for the buildings to come down like decks of cards, as they did.
In the middle of each tower, were many steel beams clustered together around many elevator shafts. The Kean Commission Report inadvertently said the core simply was hollow except for elevators and stairwells. This gave the wrong impression, as there were many steel pillars in the middle, comprising 47 huge pillars. These inner cores were rectangular. This is what has been called the “tube within a tube” design. Even in high winds, the top sways less than three feet. When the buildings went up in the seventies, the rule was that a structure should handle three times the maximum load that could be placed upon it.

The buildings were surrounded by 240 interlinked “box” or outer columns. The official theory is that they could not have impeded the collapse the least little bit. Therer was no forensic testing and the metal was swiftly hauled away.

Pictures of the South Tower show that the upper floors broke off as a unit and somehow slid right down where the rest of the rectangular core should have been, unless it had all melted at once. Two people who were in the area of the South Tower were 78th –80th floor area the plane hit did not see a roaring inferno. They saw flames licking up but not fireballs.

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