Debunking NIST’s conclusions about WTC 7 is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel
By George Washington
NIST lamely tried to explain the symmetrically (sic) collapse as follows:
WTC 7’s collapse, viewed from the exterior (most videos were taken from the north), did appear to fall almost uniformly as a single unit. This occurred because the interior failures that took place did not cause the exterior framing to fail until the final stages of the building collapse. The interior floor framing and columns collapsed downward and pulled away from the exterior frame. There were clues that internal damage was taking place, prior to the downward movement of the exterior frame, such as when the east penthouse fell downward into the building and windows broke out on the north face at the ends of the building core. The symmetric appearance of the downward fall of the WTC 7 was primarily due to the greater stiffness and strength of its exterior frame relative to the interior framing.
NIST can’t have it both ways. If the exterior frame was so stiff and strong, then it should have stopped the collapse, or – at the very least – we would have seen a bowing effect where tremendous opposing forces were battling each other for dominance in determining the direction of the fall. See also this .
In real life, the thick structural beams and “stiff [and strong]” exterior frame used in the building should have quickly stopped any partial collapse, unless… Continue reading
by Kevin R. Ryan
In a famous book by Antoine de Saint Exupery, a little prince from another planet asks the narrator to draw a sheep. After several unsatisfactory attempts, the narrator simply draws a box and tells the little prince that the sheep is in the box. The little prince then exclaims — “That is exactly the way I wanted it!” 1
Just so, the Bush Administration asked its scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for an explanation as to what happened at the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11. In response to this request, NIST drew up a series of fanciful stories over a period of years, each story differing from the previous one. Finally, after seven long years, NIST published its last story for WTC 7 by simply saying, in effect: “The explanation is in our computer.” 2
As expected, however, this explanation in a box leaves much to be desired for those of us who prefer to live in reality, instead of in a fictional world. On the other hand, we are learning something from NIST with this new report, and that is that when government scientists begin working for a political agenda above all else, there is no limit to the extent of deception that they will engage in. We also know that those who have produced the NIST WTC reports must now assume personal responsibility for the ongoing 9/11 Wars, and the millions of deaths that will result from those wars.…Continue reading
Steven E. Jones lectures on ‘alternative theories’ surrounding the attacks
By Ben Fulton
The Salt Lake Tribune
OREM – For most of the American public, the dust has settled over how the World
Trade Center fell Sept. 11.
But seven years later, former Brigham Young University physics professor Steven
E. Jones remains perhaps the most famous proponent of so-called "alternative
theories" surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks.
Almost two years since BYU placed him on paid leave following controversy
over his claims that the WTC towers did not fall due to the collision of passenger
jets alone, he’s still studying dust samples gathered near ground zero.
The man can also pack a small lecture hall, as he did Wednesday afternoon
during one of the weekly physics colloquiums sponsored by Utah Valley University’s
"I’ll see if I can prepare you all to be whistle-blowers," Jones
told the hall of some 100 people who came to hear his presentation titled, "9/11/2001:
Forbidden Questions, Explosive Answers."
Many in the crowd identified themselves as doubters of accepted explanations
for why the WTC towers fell, but declined to be named. Others were not shy.
"He’s really on to something," said Brett Smith, a 25-year-old UVU
student of behavioral science producing a documentary film about Jones, which
he will later submit to film festivals. "There’s so much that doesn’t add
Using a Power Point presentation, Jones argued that basic laws of physics matched
with careful observation of the motion and circumstances of the towers’ collapse
point to a missing cause behind their fall.…
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WTC Technical Information Repository
Attention: Mr. Stephen Cauffman
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8610
September 15, 2008
Re: Public Comments on WTC 7 Draft Reports
Dear Mr. Cauffman,
I am writing on behalf of a group of scientists, scholars, engineers and building professionals who are dedicated to scientific research regarding the destruction of all three high-rise buildings (WTC 1, 2 and 7) on September 11, 2001. We have examined the draft reports recently released by NIST purporting to explain the demise of WTC Building 7 (collectively referred to herein as the “Report”). We have found many areas that need to be revised and re-examined by NIST personnel before they release a final report on this matter. We have provided our names and affiliations at the end of this document, in accordance with the guidelines for submittal of comments promulgated by NIST at (http://wtc.nist.gov/media/comments2008.html).
At the outset, we would like to call attention to the fact that we requested a reasonable extension of time for the public to submit comments. Given the rate at which we were finding incorrect or contradictory statements in the Report, we would likely have found many more areas NIST needs to re-examine before issuing a final report. As we pointed out in our original correspondence with you requesting the extension, the original three week deadline was completely unreasonable. First, it took NIST more than three years to compile this 1000+ page Report. Why, then,… Continue reading
The Journal of Engineering Mechanics has recently published a paper I authored. It can be found here, beginning on page 915: ( PDF 224kb )
Normally, such a publication would be announced here at 911Blogger to let everyone know we are still making progress publishing criticisms of the official fairy tale in mainstream technical journals, in the hopes of reaching more members of the scientific and engineering community.
While I am excited this paper will be reaching new audiences, and I would like to share that fact with you, I am writing today for a different purpose.
Not much is ever written about what we go through to get these papers published. The publication of this paper is a case study in the struggles we face. I’d like to relate to you exactly what I had to go through to get this paper published, and what influences the substance of it have already had. I hesitate to reveal some of the information below, but as will become clear, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics personnel have demonstrated a complete lack of scientific ethics, and I feel like I have no choice but to publish exactly what occurred in the lead up to my paper’s publication.
Before I begin, let me make it perfectly clear that I do not want anyone to call, email or otherwise harass the editors or staff at the Journal of Engineering Mechanics or the authors of the papers I talk about below. Such behavior is extremely counterproductive,… Continue reading
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Contact: Victoria Ashley, STJ911 committee member
Scholars for 9-11 Truth & Justice Misrepresented in Draft Bill Sent to 8 House
Berkeley, CA, October 22, 2008 — On October 18, 2008, an OpEdNews article titled,
"8 House Members View Draft Bill on Independent Science/Tech Probe of WTC
1, 2, 7 Collapses," was published by four members of the group Scholars for
9/11 Truth & Justice (STJ911.org). The authors of the article and draft bill
are not spokespersons for Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, and therefore
are individually responsible for it.
Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice does not endorse the draft bill due to the
inclusion of numerous unscientific claims and misrepresentations, and condemns
in the strongest of terms any associations between the organization and the claims
presented by the authors of this bill. As stated at the front page of their website,
Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice "take[s] care to present the strongest,
most credible research available…"
While in agreement with the authors of this bill that a new investigation into
the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is warranted, representatives of the Scholars
group note that the draft bill and article lack basic scientific rigor and credibility,
with statements such as, "the entire WTC [complex] was destroyed by directed
energy weaponry (DEW)," and the ideas that "nuclear materials, missiles
or DEW weapons were used." The sister publication of the Scholars group,
The Journal of 9/11 Studies… Continue reading
Paul Zarembka Lecture to be streamed on scantv.org – 11.7.2008 – 8pm Pacific
That’s this evening, Friday November 7, 2008 – 8pm Pacific.
Paul Zarembka is the editor, and a contributor to, The Hidden History
of 9-11, recently released in paperback, revised since the original Elsevier
hardcover. The paperback features some new material from Kevin Ryan and David
Ray Griffin. Below is one of the chapters from the book, the essay
by contributor Diana Ralph, Islamophobia and the “War on Terror”:
the Continuing Pretext for U.S. Imperial Conquest.
This past September, Zarembka lectured on 9/11, based on the contents of Hidden
History, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Seattle. This is what
will be broadcast on scantv.org (Also on local Seattle cable: Comcast Ch 77 and Broadstripe Ch 23)
by Kevin Ryan
Learning about self-deception is important for all people today. That’s because many of our problems, both as individuals and as a society, are rooted in self-deception, and many of the ways in which others abuse us relate to our inherent tendency to self-deceive. We can overcome these problems, and have a decent chance at long-term survival as a species, only if we learn about such limitations, and strive to control them. One great way to rapidly learn about self-deception, and other forms of deception, is to learn about the events of September 11th.
It’s easy to see widespread self-deception with regard to 9/11. For one thing, most people don’t know the actual official story, given by the 9/11 Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This is despite the fact that everyone, at least in the US, has invested essentially their entire future in that story, whether they know it or not.
Some have gone beyond simple avoidance of the facts, in an attempt to prevent themselves and others from looking closely at 9/11. These folks have gone to the extent of changing the definitions of common words, engaging in wild speculation and exaggerations, and suggesting that long strings of unprecedented events, including violations of the laws of nature, were possible on just that one day. These painful self-deceptions help some people dodge the emotional stress that accompanies careful examination of the events of 9/11.
In order to understand the extreme self-deception surrounding… Continue reading
by Kevin Ryan
December 27, 2008
Kevin Ryan’s Blog at 911Blogger.com
This past year I’ve done some photomicroscopy of samples of WTC dust. A number of examples of the photos can be found in the latest AE911truth.org video. The related scientific analyses of the particles found in the WTC dust, in particular the red-gray chips first discovered by Professor Steven Jones, are ongoing.
But I’ve also spent some time making nanothermites, and igniting them. Here is a slideshow of 26 photomicrographs, half of which are nanothermite residues and half of which are ferromagnetic particles extracted from WTC dust samples. These photos share many things in common, including the presence of metallic microspheres, vesicular formations and red-orange chips. Sometimes it’s hard to remember which photo belongs to which category. If the nanothermite residues were mixed with concrete dust and glass fragments, it would likely be much more difficult to notice any differences.
You can see the slideshow here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32512879@N05/sets/72157611572140729/show/
Interesting stuff, to be sure. And many thanks to Professor Jones, Janette MacKinlay, Shane Geiger, Mike Berger and others for the samples and inspiration. Scientific papers are on the way, of course, but sharing some of the photos now is worthwhile I think. Here’s to a truthful New Year!
Nanothermite (C) ignition photo:
In this interview Kevin Ryan discusses the science and psychology of
9/11. He also mentions an upcoming paper that provides strong evidence of incendiary
residues found in the World Trade Center dust. Ryan, who is one of the co-authors
of the paper, says that it is “…much more conclusive than anything we’ve published
before, and is supported by considerable physical testing.”
American Buddhist Net News
ABN: Kevin, you have been a central figure in the 9/11 truth movement. What have you learned from that experience?
KR: The struggle for 9/11 truth has gone on now for over seven years, although I’ve been involved only since 2003. In that time I’ve learned a good deal about history and social inertia, and I’ve made some progress in my communications skills. Many people might think that speaking out publicly, against the wishes of authority like I did, risking one’s career and public standing, can only be harmful to a person. But I’ve found that by showing that I was genuinely seeking a positive outcome, the opportunity to make such a sacrifice became a blessing. There were changes, of course, including a new job and moving to a new town, and a huge amount of work with my new “unpaid job”, but it has been worth it. This is in part due to the fact that I’ve learned that there are many people in the world who feel as I do, that the events of 9/11 were paradoxically something of a gift to… Continue reading
Author and activist Don Paul’s new book The World Is Turning has been
released, and he has been on a Northern California book tour February 15 to 21,
2009. On DAY 5 of his tour – Friday evening, February 20 – he
will be giving a presentation at the University of California, Davis.
“What does the attack of 9/11/01 have to do with the 2008 Wall Street
bailout? If anyone can help us to understand these events, it’s Don Paul.”
– Jim Hoffman, creator of 911research.wtc7.net
Event: A two-part presentation and discussion: (1) Truths
about 9/11 Remain the Key and (2) Working to Make “Change” Good in
Date, time, location: Friday, February 20, 7 pm (free admission)
at 100 Hunt Hall, University of California – Davis
Sponsored by Davis 9/11 Truth, Davis Campus Greens, Sacramento
9/11 Truth, Sacramento Area Peace Action, and Gold Country Veterans for Peace
– Chapter 122
Summary: A review of evidence from the crimes of 9/11/01
that implicates many of the principals who have benefited from 2008-2009’s trillions-dollar-bail-out
of banks and other bettor/debtor Corporations, using selections from the 2005
DVD “9/11 Guilt” and Chief Prosecutor Don Paul’s 2007 ‘Record of Findings,
… from the San Diego Citizen’s Grand Jury on the Crimes of September 11, 2001
in New York City'; followed by review of successes by growers and consumers
of organic food, opponents of pesticides, proponents of wind and solar power,
and U.S. Presidents who have resisted and/or defeated privately owned central
Banks such… Continue reading
“The World Is Turning: ” ‘9/11′ “, the Movement for Justice, and Reclaiming America for the World combines two earlier books by Don Paul and much other material into a single volume. This book of books, including pieces that expose
2008’s bail-out of commercial and investment Banks, altogether takes us on a
crucially revealing journey into realities and lies that shape our present….
Most importantly, this record of seven years’ work gives us tools to penetrate
layers of deceit, to perceive guilt, to arrive at justice, and to free ourselves.”
KEVIN RYAN, co-editor at Journalof911studies.com, in his Foreword to The
World Is TurningSee also Kevin’s comments here, introducing Don’s recent essay, “Becoming Our Government, Making the Future Our Own”
on which the above posted video, “Why Resistance is Essential,” is based.
“What does the attack of September 11, 2001 have to do with the 2008 Wall
Street Bailout? If anyone can help us to understand these events, it’s Don Paul….
Like few others, he provides concrete solutions to address injustices of our
JIM HOFFMAN, creator of the 911research.wtc7.net website
“What really happened on September 11, 2001 remains one of the burning issues
of our day. Don Paul is to be commended for keeping this issue alive and for
linking it to the financial 9-11 going on right now. A man of diverse talents
(novelist, poet, musician, environmentalist), Paul is also focused on presenting
practical solutions for a sustainable future.”
ELLEN BROWN, author of 2008-2009’s best-selling The… Continue reading
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009, 9:00 am Pacific – 12:00 Noon Eastern – 17:00 GMT
Listen live at http://noliesradio.org
on “Fair & Balanced” with Kevin Barrett
Email your questions now – Deadline
for emailed questions is 9pm Pacific, Monday, March 2. Not all emailed questions
will be answered on the air.
The interview will be archived for later listening after the broadcast.
LIVE Interview with one of the founders and co-editor of the Journal
of 9/11 Studies, Kevin Ryan, Certified Quality Engineer
* Kevin Ryan has authored and co-authored some of the most scholarly 9/11
Studies articles in the last few years.
* Hear about how he has linked some official 9/11 investigators to classified
research on super thermite.
* Hear about his new article with Prof. Steven Jones that is coming out soon!
The story below launched Kevin Ryan into the 9/11 Truth Movement.
Excerpts are from South Bend, Indiana, Tribune, 11-22-2004 (http://www.wanttoknow.info/911kevinrryanfired)
Area man stirs debate on WTC collapse
South Bend firm’s lab director fired after questioning federal probe
By John Dobberstein, Tribune Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND — The laboratory director from a South Bend firm has been fired
for attempting to cast doubt on the federal investigation into what caused the
World Trade Center’s twin towers to collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. Kevin R. Ryan
was terminated Tuesday from his job at Environmental Health Laboratories Inc.,
a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., the consumer-product safety
testing giant. On Nov. 11, Ryan… Continue reading
Physics professor Dr. Steven Jones was forced out of Brigham Young University for his research suggesting the World Trade Center was destroyed by controlled demolition. Dr. Jones is the lead author of the first two scholarly articles in mainstream academic journals disputing the official story of 9/11 — and a third is on the way! Kevin Ryan told us during his interview Tuesday, March 3rd that the upcoming article will include research by many respected scientists worldwide, and will for all intents and purposes seal the case that nanothermates were used in the controlled demolition of the WTC.
First mainstream academic 9/11 truth publication: 14 Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction.
Second mainstream 9/11 truth publication: Environmental Anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for Energetic Materials:
Journal of 9/11 Studies: http://www.journalof911studies.com
Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice: http://www.stj911.org
“FAIR & BALANCED” with Kevin Barrett features Steven Jones
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009, 9:00 am Pacific – 12:00 Noon Eastern – 16:00 GMT
The interview will be archived for later listening after the broadcast.
Deadline for emailed questions is 9pm Pacific Time, Monday, March 9th. Not all emailed questions will be answered on the air. Email your questions now: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note from NoLiesRadio: Fair & Balanced with Kevin Barrett is independently produced and hosted by Kevin Barrett and these shows are externally produced content. All externally produced content broadcast on No… Continue reading
From Dr. Steven Jones
A back-scattered electron (BSE) image featured in the newly published paper.
“Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” by Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley and Bradley R. Larsen
The paper ends with this sentence: “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.”
In short, the paper explodes the official story that “no evidence” exists for explosive/pyrotechnic materials in the WTC buildings.
What is high-tech explosive/pyrotechnic material in large quantities doing in the WTC dust? Who made tons of this stuff and why? Why have government investigators refused to look for explosive residues in the WTC aftermath?
These are central questions raised by this scientific study.
The peer-review on this paper was grueling, with pages of comments by referees. The tough questions the reviewers raised led to months of further experiments. These studies… Continue reading
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Study: Scientists Discover Active Thermitic Material in WTC Dust
Berkeley, CA, April 3, 2009 — A new study by independent scientists and researchers suggests the cause behind the catastrophic destruction of World Trade Center Towers on September 11th can be seen in the dust itself: active thermitic material, a highly engineered explosive.
The study, published today in The Open Chemical Physics Journal , describes a finding of “red/gray bi-layered chips” in samples of dust taken from vicinity of the World Trade Center following its destruction. Using tools such as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS) to analyze the material, the study authors concluded that, “the red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.”
The study’s finding lends new support to the demolition theory put forth by critics of the official reports.
At a time when the American public is finding it difficult to understand the full story behind the current economic crisis, findings of a demolition raise new questions about how the ‘War on Terror’ — an enormous source of recent American spending — was started.
Officials with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), charged with establishing… Continue reading
“It’s time for a second look on the 9/11 events”
By Angela Corrias on April 16, 2009
LONDON (Herald de Paris) – “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” Quoting Upton Sinclair, professor David Ray Griffin addressed an attentive audience at the City University of London last Tuesday for almost three hours in the first of the ten appointments of his European tour entitled “9/11: Time for a Second Look,” a second and deeper look at the events that eight years ago cost almost 3,000 american citizens their lives, and that were used as the root cause to wage war to Afghanistan first and among the excuses for the invasion of Iraq.
Since 2003, hundreds between scholars, engineers, architects, political and religious leaders, lawyers, medical professionals, pilots, senior military and intelligence officers, firefighters, artists and media professionals from all over the world have joined him in his call for an unflinching investigation over the 9/11 attacks since, he maintains, the explanations provided by the Bush/Cheney administration are inconsistent and false.
Griffin pointed out that since 2001 the only investigations were carried out by agencies aligned with and employed by the Bush/Cheney administration, such as the NIST, and that their findings are in striking contrast with the results of independent researchers and experts, making an independent investigation essential to establish what really happened and who is behind 9/11 attacks.
Recently, independent researchers have brought to light the presence… Continue reading
The US’s political discourse and foreign policy in recent years has been based on the assumption that Osama bin Laden is still alive. George W. Bush promised as president that he would get Osama bin Laden “dead or alive” and has been widely criticized for failing to do so. The US’s present military escalation in Afghanistan is said to be necessary to “get Osama bin Laden.” The news media regularly announce the appearance of new “messages from bin Laden.” But what if Osama bin Laden died in December 2001–which is the last time a message to or from him was intercepted?
In this book, David Ray Griffin examines the evidence for the claim–made by everyone from former CIA agent Robert Baer to Oliver North–that bin Laden is surely no longer with us. He analyzes the purported messages from bin Laden and finds that, as many have suspected, they do not provide evidence of bin Laden’s existence after 2001. This leads naturally to the question: if Osama bin Laden did indeed die in 2001, how and why have dozens of “messages from bin Laden” appeared since then?
Griffin’s meticulous analysis supports above all one simple and urgent conclusion: if Osama bin Laden is dead, the US should not be using its troops and treasure to hunt him down.
David Ray Griffin has published 35 books on philosophy, religion, and politics. His most recent book, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, was a Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week” in 2008. His… Continue reading