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Planned Demolition

The “Deep Mystery” of Melted Steel

Massive support columns do not just melt on the spot. It takes a long time and much concentrated heat to melt structural steel and iron columns the size of those in the towers. Heat travels along the length of the beams. It does not just remain in limbo gaining BTU content and intensity. More of the same fuel does not equate to hotter peak combustion temperatures.

There is no indication that any of the fires in the World Trade Center buildings were hot enough to melt the steel framework. Jonathan Barnett, professor of fire protection engineering, has repeatedly reminded the public that steel-which has a melting point of 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit-may weaken and bend, but does not melt during an ordinary office fire.

Television viewers watching the horrific events of Sept. 11 saw evidence of explosions before the towers collapsed. Televised images show what appears to be a huge explosion occurring near ground level, in the vicinity of the 47-story Salomon Brothers Building, known as WTC 7, prior to the collapse of the first tower.

... One eyewitness whose office is near the World Trade Center told AFP that he was standing among a crowd of people on Church Street, about two-and-a-half blocks from the South tower, when he saw “a number of brief light sources being emitted from inside the building between floors 10 and 15.” He saw about six of these brief flashes, accompanied by “a crackling sound” before the tower collapsed. Each tower had six central support columns.

One of the first firefighters in the stricken second tower, Louie Cacchioli, 51, told People Weekly on Sept. 24: “I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there were bombs set in the building.”

Kim White, 32, an employee on the 80th floor, also reported hearing an explosion. “All of a sudden the building shook, then it started to sway. We didn’t know what was going on,” she told People. “We got all our people on the floor into the stairwell … at that time we all thought it was a fire … We got down as far as the 74th floor … then there was another explosion.” — Eyewitness Reports Persist Of Bombs At WTC Collapse

A Danish website offers a 4-hour video containing visual evidence of what happened on September 11th which has been suppressed or ignored by the mainstream media:

Video Clips of the falling Towers were often edited in a manner that prevented the TV viewers in getting the “Full picture” of the entire tower collapse. ... During my 1000 hours of video investigation I have found only very few of such “Full picture long distance shots” which showed the entire tower (from top to bottom). Most of the video-clips we saw on Sept. 11 (and in the weeks that followed) would be edited versions … [which] did not give any evidence of the numerous “clouds” from EXPLODING Bombs “popping out of the windows” of the WTC facade far below the crash level of the collapsing tower. ... Someone in the “editing rooms” did not want to give us the “Full Picture”!

But some crucial BOMB video evidence did in fact get out! In my video I will show you 5 significant “DUST CLOUDS” from Demolition Bombs exploding INSIDE the WTC Towers. These “Bomb Clouds” were located circa 20 and 40 levels BELOW the “Crash level” of the falling Towers. ... [T]hey give full evidence of a Distinct Demolition Bomb being exploded FAR BELOW the “Crash-Point-level”. — Bombs Inside the World Trade Center

And it was not only the Twin Towers which were demolished deliberately but also the building known as WTC Seven.

Not detailed in the monopoly press, some fire-fighters who survived Black Tuesday, contend there were explosions in the buildings, in a portion of the twin World Trade Center towers, separate and apart from the impact of the planes hitting the buildings. ... Were within-the-buildings explosives remotely triggered off to collapse the towers like done with old buildings? And there are good reasons to believe that within-the-building explosives caused the mysterious collapse, late on the evening of Black Tuesday, of World Trade Center Building 7. — Sherman H. Skolnick: The Overthrow of the American Republic, Part 14

'9/11' Anomalies the official story of the 9/11/01 attack requires one to accept a long series of anomalies—extremely improbable events, amazing coincidences, and contradictions.

Run-Up to the Attack
Numerous incidents preceding the attack indicate many people had advance knowledge of the attack.
Put Options
Stock trades bet on the fall in share values for the two airlines whose planes were used in the attack.
Put options purchases on United Airlines and American Airlines stock rose to six times normal levels in the days preceding the attack.
Avoidance of the Airlines, the WTC, and the Pentagon
Government officials and executives avoided the targets of the attack.
Pentagon officials canceled travel plans on September 10th.
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown received a warning not to fly on September 10th.
Scotland Yard prohibited Salman Rushdie from flying on September 11th.
Two employees of Odigo, the instant messaging service, received e-mail warnings of the attack two hours before the first assault on the WTC.
Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, canceled plans to address Israeli support groups in New York City on September 11th.
Business executives, some of whom worked in the WTC, were in Nebraska to attend a meeting at Offutt Air Force Base hosted by billionaire Warren Buffett on the morning of September 11th. The same base would be visited later that day by George W. Bush.
Hijacking Scenario
The attack scenario was irrational on the part of the alleged hijackers, and its execution is incomprehensible in light of their behavior. There is little or no credible evidence that Arab hijackers were involved in the September 11th attack, except in the takeover of Flight 93.
Attack Plan
By flying from remote airports and going far out of their way, the attack planners exposed their plan to almost certain ruin, had the air defense system operated normally.
The originating airport for Flights 11 and 175 was Boston Logan instead of any of several airports near New York City. This created about 40 minutes of exposure to interception for each flight.
Flight 77 flew to the Midwest before turning around to return to Washington D.C.. It was airborne an hour and 23 minutes before allegedly attacking the Pentagon. That would provide ample opportunity for interception even if the air defense system were 95% disabled.
Flight 93 flew to the Midwest before turning around to fly toward Washington D.C. Had it reached the capital, it would have been airborne over an hour and a half. The odds of escaping interception with that plan would be infinitesimal under standard operating procedures.
Behavior of Villains
The behavior of the alleged hijackers preceding the attack is inconsistent with skill and discipline needed to have a hope of pulling off such an attack.
Mohammed Atta allegedly barely caught Flight 11, a key flight in the event that he was supposedly planning for years.
The alleged hijackers partied at topless bars and drank alcohol, despite being portrayed as fundamentalist Muslims, for whom such behavior would be surprising, to say the least.
Evidence Void
There is no hard evidence that any of the alleged hijackers were on any of the doomed flights, and substantial evidence that some weren’t involved.
No video of any of the 19 hijackers at any of the three originating airports of the four flights has been made public, except for a video allegedly showing hijackers of Flight 77.
None of the alleged hijackers’ names appeared on the airlines’ passenger lists.
At least six of the alleged hijackers have turned up alive since the attack.
None of the four flight crews radioed Air Traffic Control about hijackings in progress.
None of the four flight crews punched in the four-digit hijacking code.
No public evidence indicates that the remains of any of the hijackers was identified at any of the crash sites.
None of the contents of any of the black boxes have been made public.
The only 4-1/2 minutes of the phone call from Flight 11 Attendant Betty Ong made public describes a stabbing but does not provide any details indicating that Arab hijackers were on board.
Phenomenal Success
The success with which hijackers allegedly took over four jets with knives and then piloted the jets to small targets is simply miraculous.
None of the four flight crews were able to stop the alleged hijackers, in spite of several of the pilots being Vietnam veterans.
None of the alleged hijackers were good pilots, yet the three buildings were hit with phenomenal precision.
(Lack of) Military Response
Despite normal intercept times of between 10 and 20 minutes for errant domestic flights, the airliners commandeered on 9/11/01 roamed the skies for over an hour without interference.
Failures to Report
According to NORAD’s timeline the FAA reported errant airliners after inexplicable delays.
The FAA took 18 minutes to report Flight 11’s loss of communication and deviation from its flight plan.
The FAA took 39 minutes to report Flight 77’s deviation from its flight plan.
Failures to Scramble
Interceptors were only scrambled from distant bases after long delays.
Despite the fact that Flights 11 and 175 were headed for New York City, no interceptors were scrambled from nearby La Guardia, or from Langley, Virginia.
Despite NORAD’s having received formal notification of the first hijacking at 8:38, no interceptors were scrambled from Andrews to protect the nearby Pentagon until after it was hit at 9:37.
Failures to Intercept
Once in the air, interceptors flew at only small fractions of their top speeds, assuring they would fail to intercept the airliners.
The two F-15s scrambled from Otis AFB to chase Flight 11 flew at an average of 447 mph, about 23.8% of their top speed of 1875 mph.
The two F-16s scrambled from Langley to protect the capital flew at an average of 410.5 mph, about 27.4% of their top speed of 1500 mph.
Failures to Redeploy
Nearby fighters on routine patrol duty were not redeployed to intercept the airliners, nor were fighters that belatedly reached Manhattan sent to defend the capital.
Two F-15s flying off the coast of Long Island were not redeployed to Manhattan until after the second tower was hit.
The two F-15s scrambled from Otis AFB to protect Manhattan could have reached the capital in 9.6 minutes once they arrived over New York City. That was still 34 minutes before the Pentagon was hit.
Building Collapses
On 9/11/01 three skyscrapers totally collapsed with fire given as the sole or primary cause. Fires and bombings have never before or since caused steel-frame buildings to collapse.
Building 7
Building 7 imploded late on 9/11/01. It was not hit by an aircraft.
Building 7 experienced total collapse, allegedly because of fires, when no steel-frame building before or since has ever collapsed, totally or even partially, due to fires. Building 7 was an over-engineered 47-story steel-frame skyscraper, standing over 350 feet from the nearest of the Twin Towers. Only small fires burned in it on September 11th.
Building 7 collapsed in a nearly perfectly vertical fall, leaving the buildings only 60 feet on either side virtually unscathed.
Building 7 collapsed into a remarkably small rubble pile of mostly pulverized remains, when no steel building falling for any reason has ever pulverized itself.
Building 7 contained a 23-million-dollar emergency command center, but instead of using it for its ostensible purpose, then-Mayor Giuliani evacuated his team to a makeshift command center as soon as the September 11th attack started.
The emergency command center was destroyed along with the rest of the building, even though it was constructed as a bomb-hardened shelter.
The remains of Building 7 were rapidly removed and the steel recycled, evidently without any on-site and only extremely limited off-site examination. The rapid disposal operation proceeded despite the fact that no one was believed buried in the rubble, and the tidy rubble pile was not blocking adjacent roads.
The building’s owner, Larry Silverstein, stated on a PBS documentary that he had conferred with the fire department commander on a decision to “pull it.” Neither the FEMA nor NIST reports commented on this remark.
Twin Towers
The Twin Towers exploded into dust and shattered steel, a behavior inconsistent with the known behavior of steel structures outside of explosive demolition.
The South Tower was struck 17 minutes after the North Tower, and in a less damaging manner, and it had less severe fires, yet it collapsed 29 minutes before the North Tower.
The South Tower’s core structure was largely undamaged by the off-centered jet impact, unlike the North Tower, yet it collapsed sooner.
The South Tower had much less severe fires than the North Tower, and yet collapsed sooner.
Smoke from the fires in the South Tower became progressively darker up to the time it collapsed.
Firefighters reached the crash zone of the South Tower and calmly described controllable fires.
Both towers started to disintegrate at regions above and below the crash zones in the first seconds of their falls.
Both towers fell straight down, through themselves, following the path of maximum resistance, a behavior never before observed in spontaneous collapses of any type of vertical structure.
The collapses of both towers exhibited features never otherwise seen except in controlled demolitions: sudden onset accompanied by thunderous bangs, visible explosions ringing their perimeters, energetic ejections of dust at regular intervals, and copious production of dust.
Both towers exploded outward and where shredded and pulverized—a pattern of destruction much more destructive than normal controlled demolitions, yet this result was supposedly produced without the added energy of explosives.
Pentagon Attack
The Pentagon attack defies expectations that this prime terrorist target would have been defended, and that a terrorist would have hit the front side in a simple maneuver, rather than the back side in an extreme precision aerobatic maneuver.
Wide-Open Target
The Pentagon - the heart of the military establishment of the world’s greatest super-power - was hit after ample warning without being protected by any defensive action.
The 9:37 strike was well over an hour after the first signs of a hijacking and 34 minutes after the South Tower strike confirmed that an attack was underway.
The Pentagon is within 11 miles of Andrews Air Force Base, which apparently had two combat-ready fighter wings on 9/11/01.
The attack plane was monitored on radar as it approached the capital.
Unlikely Super-pilot
Alleged Flight 77 pilot Hani Hanjour was not up to the task.
The spiral dive approach to the Pentagon was such an extreme maneuver that experienced air traffic controllers thought it was military jet. The tree-top final approach skimmed objects in the yard and crashed the plane into the first floor of the building. Experienced pilots have wondered if any human pilot could have executed the maneuver.
Hani Hanjour was considered incompetent by his flight school instructors, and was denied rental of a single-engine plane.
Evidence Vacuum
Authorities systematically confiscated or destroyed the evidence.
Video recordings from adjacent businesses were seized by the FBI shortly after the attack and have never been seen since.
Only five frames of video have been released by the Pentagon (and then only as an unofficial leak) from all the security cameras that monitor its periphery. Those frames show signs of forgery.
Investigators were not allowed access to the crash site until well into October.
More Than Just a Crash
Was the crash engineered?
A photographed scrap of aircraft debris that has markings similar to an American Airlines 757 corresponds to the forward portion of the starboard (right) side of the plane, yet the scrap was far to the left of the plane’s path.
Eyewitnesses reported the smell of cordite.
Several eyewitnesses reported that the jetliner exploded before reaching the facade of the Pentagon.
Portions of the facade where the wing ends and tail of a 757 would have collided show no gouging. Were these parts shredded by explosives before they reached the facade?
Death Toll
The death toll of the attack, though horrific, was much lower than it would have been if not for numerous aspects of target selection and timing.
All four flights were unusually empty.
Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93 were only at 47%, 31%, 28%, and 16% occupancy, respectively.
World Trade Center
The towers were attacked before most people had arrived, and were hit high enough to allow most people to escape.
When Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 AM, the World Trade Center buildings were at less than half the occupancy of a typical mid-day.
The first tower to be attacked was hit just 15 stories below the top, and trapped people mostly between the 95th and 110th floors.
The second tower to be attacked was hit only 30 stories below the top, and the plane missed the core, allowing people to evacuate from above the impact zone. The 17 minutes that elapsed since the first hit allowed many people to escape the second tower while the elevators were still working.
125 people were killed in a building with 20,000 people.
The portion of the Pentagon that was attacked, the West Block, was in the process of being renovated, and so was at low occupancy.
No high-level Pentagon officials were killed in the attack.
Coincidences in Service of Incompetence
Many decisions and events in the days and months preceding the attack helped to make the incompetence theory more plausible.
War Games
Several war game exercises were being conducted on 9/11/01.
Operation Northern Vigilance redeployed northeast sector air defense resources to northern Canada and Alaska.
Operations Vigilant Warrior and Vigilant Guardian, which simulated hijackings and involved live radar “injects,” may have confused military and civilian personnel monitoring aircraft.
The National Reconnaissance Office, which monitors satellites and airborne objects, was evacuated while the attack unfolded because it was conducting a plane-into-tower crash drill.
The Tripod II biowarfare exercise, scheduled for 9/12/01, resulted in the deployment of FEMA to Manhattan before the attack.
Rules Changes
Procedural changes would limit the ability of pilots and military commanders to respond to hijackings.
A June 1, 2001 order stripped commanders in the field of autonomy in responding to hijackings.
The FAA banned firearm possession by commercial pilots two months before the attack.
Out to Lunch
Top officials were not available until after the attack was over
President George W. Bush remained at the publicized location of Booker Elementary School until about a half-hour after the news of the attack went on TV worldwide, first reading My Pet Goat to second-graders, and then holding a press conference.
Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff allegedly remained in a meeting with Senator Max Cleland until nearly the time the Pentagon was hit.
Brigadier General Montague Winfield had Navy Captain Charles J. Leidig, Jr. - a rookie - assume his watch as Deputy Director for Operations for the National Military Command Center (NMCC) at 8:30 am on 9/11/01, and relieved him after the attack was over.
Government Response
Despite the worst failure in history of the military to protect American civilians, there were no consequences for the responsible authorities, and no honest investigations.
Air Defense Failures
No one was held to account for the numerous unprecedented failures in air defense.
General Richard Myers, Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on September 11th, was confirmed as Chairman on September 13th in spite of being unable to provide any meaningful answers to questions regarding the air defense failures.
General Richard Eberhard, commander of NORAD on September 11th, was promoted to head the newly created NORTHCOM.
NORAD’s press release contradicted early statements by high-ranking officials that no interceptors had been scrambled on 9/11/01.
NORAD’s vague timeline raises far more questions than it answers, yet officials have never been required to give a full account.
The 9/11 Commission advanced a new timeline which contradicts NORAD’s earlier timeline and the testimony of military officials to the commission itself.
Building Collapse Inquiry
The total collapses of WTC 1, 2, and 7 were the three largest engineering failures in history (based on the official story). How were they investigated?
FEMA was given the sole authority to investigate the collapses even though it is not an investigative agency.
The investigative team assembled by FEMA consisted of unpaid volunteers.
The investigators were not allowed access to Ground Zero.
The investigators were not provided with the blueprints of the buildings.
FEMA’s report states the causes of the collapse “remain unknown at this time”. (By the time the report was released the steel had been entirely disposed of.) The fact that Building 7 (supposedly) failed in a way that contradicts 100 years of engineering experience makes it the largest and least understood structural failure in history.
The 9/11 Commission Report failed to even mention the existence of Building 7.
The 9/11 Commission Report denied the existence of the Twin Towers’ core structures.
NIST’s report on the collapse of the Twin Towers purports to provide a “probable collapse sequence” for each Tower but truncates its timelines before the collapses even begin.
Means, Motive, and Precedent
The preceding list is far from complete. It does not include consideration of facts pertaining to the means, motive, and precedent for the crime. The official account’s blaming one organization, while ignoring others with much more to gain and possessing tools and access better suited to the commission of the crime is arguably a vast anomaly. This subject is addressed by



Time Line ....

March 13th, 1962
Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, presents a proposal to secretary of defense robert McNamara, Named Operation Northwoods.

The document proposed staging terrorist attacks in and around Guantanamo Bay, to provide a pretext for military intervention in Cuba.
December 1st, 1984
A remote-controlled Boeing 720 takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, and is crash landed by NASA for fuel research.
Before its destruction, the plane flew a total of 16 hours and 22 minutes, including 10 takeoffs, 69 approaches, and 13 landings.
August, 1997
The cover of FEMA’s “Emergency Response to Terrorism” depicts the World Trade Center in crosshairs.
September, 2000
The Project for a New American Century, a neo-conservative think tank whose members include Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush and Paul Wolfowitz, releases their report entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses.”

In it, they declare that “the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” (Page 50-51)

October 24th, 2000
The Pentagon conducts the first of two training exercises called MASCAL, which simulates a Boeing 757 crashing into the building.
Charles Burlingame, an ex-Navy F4 pilot who worked in the Pentagon, participates in this exercise before retiring to take a job at American Airlines, where, less than a year later, his Boeing 757 allegedly crashes into the building.
July 24th, 2001
Larry A. Silverstein, who already owned World Trade Center 7, signs a $3.2 billion dollar, 99-year lease on the entire World Trade Center complex, six weeks before 9-11.

Included in the lease is a $3.5 billion dollar insurance policy specifically covering acts of terrorism.

September 6th, 2001
3,150 put options are placed on United Airlines’ stock.
A put option is a bet that a stock will fall. That day, the put options were more than four times its daily average.

Bomb sniffing dogs are pulled from the World Trade Center, and security guards end two-weeks of 12 hour shifts.

September 7th, 2001
27,294 put options are placed on Boeing’s stock, more than five times the daily average.
September 10th, 2001

4,516 put options are placed on American Airlines, almost 11 times its daily average.

Newsweek reports that a number of top Pentagon brass cancel their flight plans for the next morning.
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown receives a phone call warning him not to fly the next morning.

Pacifica Radio later reveals that this phone call came directly from National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice.

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