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December 2006

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Exposing the Illusion

By Ronald Bleier

Like most people, on September 11th 2001, I believed the official story about the terror attacks. It took me almost three years to become a skeptic. The major issue that led me finally to question the official accounts was the manner of the collapse of the Twin Towers. After watching a one-hour critical video in the summer of 2004 (see below) I decided to look into the question of whether the Twin Towers and Building 7 were brought down by pre-planned demolition charges. In due course, as I researched the issue in books, video and the Internet, I become convinced that the terrible events of that day were planned and executed by the Bush administration. I saw no way out of Jim Hoffman’s theory that if the WTC Towers were brought down by controlled demolition, then Osama Bin Laden couldn’t have been responsible.[1]

Finally, to complete my conversion, about a year later, I read an article by Australian researcher Gerard Holmgren, called “Manufactured Terrorism,”[2] which propounded what seemed an incredible theory: that no large passenger jets were used in any of the 9/11 attacks, including New York City. Later I read yet another key article supporting the same No Planes Theory (NPT), this one by Morgan Reynolds[3], former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor 2001-2002. I soon became an advocate of the NPT, a tiny subset of the 9/11-truth movement.

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On the day of 9/11 I experienced a heavy dose of the intended shock and awe when I watched in real time the collapses of the Twin Towers. Shortly after 9:03 a.m. I heard on the radio that there was video of a big passenger plane hitting the South Tower and I was glued to the TV for the next couple of hours.

Later I was relieved to learn that the government had quickly identified the perpetrators -– the story was that they were Islamic extremists[4]. It wasn’t much of a stretch for me to imagine that the motive for the attacks was revenge mainly for U.S./Israeli policies in the Middle East. The thought that my government, specifically the Bush-Cheney administration, might be the ones who planned and executed the attacks didn’t enter my mind, nor would such an outrageous unthinkable idea seem to me for many months within the realm of possibility.

As I watched the World Trade Center towers collapse, I couldn’t help thinking how surprising and fortunate it was that they came straight down in their own footprint instead of falling horizontally into the densely built up neighborhood of lower Manhattan when the destruction in lives and property would have been vastly magnified.

Years later, I realized that that was a very vulnerable moment. All that it might have required for me to become an instant 9/11 skeptic was learn that high rise steel framed buildings never come down at the speed of gravity and in their own footprints except during an earthquake or when previous arrangements have been made for them to collapse through controlled demolition. Dan Rather, CBS TV’s venerable news anchor as he watched the collapse of WTC Building 7 at 5:20 p.m. said it was “reminiscent of those pictures we’ve all seen too much on television before when a building was destroyed by well placed dynamite to knock it down.”[5] But I didn’t happen to be watching television at that hour and in course of the day’s traumatic events, I don’t recall paying much attention to Building 7. I’m not sure that I even knew that Building 7 collapsed until I began my research in 2004.

The strange collapse of the Twin Towers

There can’t simultaneously be both high resistance—causing grinding of the concrete into dust—and negligible resistance allowing a fall at the same speed as through air. Only the input of extra energy—an orchestrated demolition, explains the simultaneous presence of both factors. – Gerard Holmgren (emphasis added)

It wasn’t until the summer of 2004 that I saw video of some of the speakers at a 9/11 conference held some weeks earlier in Canada. At that conference, persuasive evidence was presented that contradicted the official story, which claims that the towers collapsed as a result of the combination of plane crashes and the resultant fires.

One talk that I found most compelling was by computer engineer Jim Hoffman who has written widely on the World Trade Center collapses. From Hoffman and others I learned that according to the laws of physics, even the combined impact of the “planes” and the resultant fires could not have caused the collapses and explosions.

The strongest smallest fire in history

In Hoffman’s presentation and in other videos, articles and books, it was pointed out that never before or since had steel framed buildings been brought down by fire, even in cases where the fires were much hotter and burned much longer.

For example, the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia in 1991 burned for 18 hours and was described by local officials as

the most significant fire in this century…The fire caused window breakage, cracking of granite, and failures of spandrel panel connections. Despite the severity and duration of the fire, as evidenced by the damage the building sustained, no part of the building collapsed… All other cases of large fires in steel framed buildings were characterized by extensive window breakage, large areas of emergent flames and went on for several hours. The fires in the WTC towers did none of these things.[6]

David Ray Griffin, retired professor of Religion and Theology, a popular 9/11 author, writes that even a supporter of the official story, Thomas Eager, professor of materials engineering at MIT, says that the impact of the planes would NOT have been sufficient to bring down the Towers because “the number of columns lost on the initial impact was not large and the loads were shifted to the remaining columns in this highly redundant structure.”[7]

I also learned that airplane fuel burns at only 800 degrees F, not nearly hot enough to seriously stress steel, which melts at 2700 degrees F in optimum conditions. Hoffman notes that steel is an excellent conductor of heat so that even if the steel beams in the immediate area of the crash were stressed, the heat would have been spread throughout the vast heat sink that comprised the 236 steel beams in the perimeter and the 47 steel beams built into the core of the building.

Thomas Eager asserts that the steel in the Towers could have collapsed if it had lost only 80% of its strength. Eager believes this happened since the fires reached 1300 F. But Griffin argues that for this amount of heat, the fires would have to very big and it would have to be applied to a steel beam for a considerable amount of time. (NPH, p. 14) The available evidence suggests that the fires were small and didn’t burn for long. Griffin cites the photos in researcher Eric Hufschmid’s book, Painful Questions[8] of the small fires evident in the both Towers, which generated a great amount of heat but were not long lasting because the fuel was quickly burned up. Hufschmid’s photos show that the spectacular flames vanished quickly and then the fire remained restricted to one area of the Tower and slowly diminished. The fires were localized and of short duration. (NPH, pp. 14-15) Griffin cites Hufschmid‘s question: How could a fire produce such incredible quantities of heat that it could destroy a steel building, while incapable of spreading beyond its initial starting location? The photos show that not even one floor in the South Tower was above the ignition temperature of plastic and paper!” The fire was not even powerful enough to crack glass windows! (NPH, p. 211, fn. 52)

Griffin tackles one of the persistent misunderstandings about the Twin Tower fires. He writes that defenders of the official theory suggest that the Twin Towers were special in the sense that the fire did not have to heat all the steel by spreading throughout the floors. The culprits were the “angle clips” which “held the floor joists between the columns on the perimeter wall and the core structure,” and which, he says, were not designed to hold five times their normal load. According to this “zipper” version of the truss theory, once angle clips failed in one area, it put extra load on other angle clips and then it unzipped around the building on that floor in a matter of seconds and led to a domino effect which caused the buildings to collapse within ten seconds. Something like this theory was endorsed in the FEMA report, which spoke of a “pancake-type of collapse of successive floors.” (NPH, pp. 15-16)

But Griffin finds that there are problems with this account. First the amount of heat required to make the steel very hot would seem to require more heat than was present, especially in the South Tower.

2nd Griffin cites Hufschmid who writes, “In order for a floor to fall, hundreds of joints had to break almost simultaneously on 236 exterior columns and 47 core columns.”

3rd Eagar’s theory of the speed of the collapse – nearly at free fall speed–doesn’t take into account the problem of resistance. “Can we really believe that the upper part of the buildings encountered virtually no resistance from the lower parts?” How “could the debris crush 100 steel and concrete floors while falling as fast as objects fall through air?”

4th Eager’s and other versions of the official account cannot do justice to the total collapse of the towers, resulting in a pile that “was only a few stories high.” Such theories don’t explain the collapse of the steel core of the buildings.

5th The official story doesn’t explain why the South Tower collapsed first. Since it would take considerable time for fire to heat steel to its own temperature, all things equal, the South Tower, which was struck 17 minutes later than the North Tower, should have collapsed later, not 29 minutes earlier. This is even more surprising since the fires in the South Tower were much smaller. This “reversal of expectations suggests that the collapse of these buildings was caused by something other than the fires.” (NPH, p. 17)

Controlled demolition accounts for all the facts discussed thus far. Peter Meyer, the author of a book on the WTC demolition, explained the reason the collapse was so total and so rapid. He theorized that the bases of the steel columns were shattered at the bedrock. “With those bases obliterated, and the supporting steel columns shattered by explosions at various levels…the upper floors lost all support and collapsed to ground level in about 10 seconds.” (NPH, p. 18)

Griffin goes on to list additional facts that seem explainable only by the demolition theory.

Each collapse produced a lot of fine dust. Where does the energy come from to turn all this reinforced concrete into dust? Hufschmid adds that photos show only “a few small pieces of concrete” which means that virtually every piece of concrete “shattered into dust.” Where did the energy come from? Similarly, by what means was very fine concrete dust ejected from the top of the building very early in the collapse. Hufschmid adds that even concrete slabs hitting the ground at free fall speed would not be pulverized. That would require explosives. (NPH, p. 18) Continue reading “NO Planes in 911”

911 Building 7 Collapse shown in Demark Court

 

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Three judges in Denmark watched in “astonishment” last week as they saw the collapse for the first time of World Trade Center Building 7, the third collapsed building in the September 11th attacks.

We got the opportunity, for once, to present a video of World Trade Centre 7 collapsing, in court,   … at that time I recognised a state of astonishment among the three judges…. I understand, as usual, that none of them had heard or seen the collapse of Building 7 before.”

The exchange came as part of an appeal in the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen to a libel suit which was dismissed by a lower court. Niels Harrit sued over comments by Journalist Søren K. Villemoes calling him a “crackpot” over Harrit’s description of the building’s collapse.

The legal consideration at issue is whether the Weekendavisen journalist’s statement was libellous, comparing Niels Harrit with creationists and holocaust deniers, but the presentation of evidence against collapse from fire is a key point. The video of the collapse was looped and shown 3 times during the case.

Harrit also highlighted to the judges the fact that the Building 7 collapse was not part of the official 9/11 Commission report. He mentioned that the judges wanted to clearly understand his statements and he explained that the official investigation did not include analysis of the Building 7 collapse but part of a separate investigation years later. Continue reading at WTF

Humanity Struggles against the Elitists

By Dave Gregory

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After 911 Bush and Company hurriedly passed the over two thousand page law called the Patriot Act which fundamentally abridged our Constitutional rights whenever those in power choose to utilize it. This document of over 2000 pages was brought into being within two weeks which can only lead one to wonder how long in advance had this instrument been prepared? Unfortunately when President Obama came to power there was no movement toward revoking this unconstitutional bit of legislation. In fact, he strengthened the provisions of it and there it is, just sitting for the opportune moment to implement. There are many who believe it is just a continuation of the march toward Totalitarianism via the Nazi-Socialist state reminiscence of the Hitler regime in Germany. For those unfamiliar with the Nazi-Socialist state, this is where the corporate enterprises of a country receive benefits from the government at the expense of the people. And it is not surprising that there would be this suspicion, for those who know, after the Second World War the Allies immediately began to harvest the best of the German inventors and scientists in all fields. Russia gave them no choice, help us or be sent to Siberia. The United States, on the other hand, offered them all the amenities this country had to offer and with that these Nazi who had committed some of the most atrocious acts to humanity known to man in the twentieth century were assimilated into the everyday life of America!

That could have been the end of it, but it was not, like a cancer that starts with a few cells, these Nazi conspirators continued with what Hitler had begun in Germany, working on the inside, as was Hitler’s Modus Operandi, silently and softly, waiting for the moment, when the final takeover would occur. As Hitler orchestrated the Reichstag burning and blamed it on the Communist, Bush and company had their 911 and blamed it on the terrorists of the world. Hitler marched off across Europe and Africa and the American Empire marched off to the Middle East.

The Nazis that came over were productive, they spread their philosophy to those whose only agenda would be greed and power, and there were many that fell into that mold. Evil begets Evil.

The stage was set, the theme promoted, big government for the people was bad, when it related to health, welfare and justice. Privatize, get government out of the picture, un-regulate the Corporate Monolith and let it have its dominion over the earth along with the military-industrial complex, it method of obtaining the riches of the world. It’s march across the globe, in search of much needed natural resources no longer available in the United States, resources that would fill the coffers of the elitists with billions and billions.

With hate and fear mongering being the backdrop for their adventures the human paradigm changed, it regressed, rather than marching into the 21st century with a enlightenment of understanding and cooperation, which would of led to the betterment of mankind, just the opposite has occurred. And with this, despair has attached itself to certain segments of society, a despair that cannot see any hope, any justice. It is this despair that leads to the moment of madness that has manifested itself across the Nation and world.

The rich and powerful that have done so many misdeeds that have cost the Nation and the World so much, not only in terms of money, but the humanity that has been lost and forever changed, they always escape justice, always are immune to the law. Even though their wrongs have resulted in so much pain and suffering, the only thing they get for all of this is the American taxpayer, the middle class, bailing them out to began the cycle once again. When will justice actually be blind and the guilty be punished?

The earth has suffered irreparable damage because of these people; they have squandered our birthright, our destiny, and mother earths.

 

A well put together video, it’s worthwhile, the truth must be preserved for humanity.

Well put together video on how our government manipulates events to manipulate us.

TERRORISM

The Republicans have knowingly halted progress in this country in an attempt to make people angry at President Obama. They have put pressure on the American People to try and force us to vote their way so they can then do more damage once they are in power. Purposely hurting people in an effort to force them to do what you want is the DEFINITION OF TERRORISM. I REFUSE to give in to the Republican's TERROR.

The GOP has gotten away with terrorism in allowing and orchestrating the events of 911. With such success they have built upon that framework for terrorism so that any opposition or differing points of view are chastised and ridiculed. As each day that passes they become more embolden and suggest the most repugnant ideas that Americans have ever had to experience and ARE are now too timid and afraid to raise their voices of opposition against. The dismantling of our Constitution, via The Patriot Act, because of the excuse of 911 is just one of the many brazen steps that they have taken to gain complete control of our Republic. More and more know the truth, become one of them, by spreading the word with the numbers grow and with each new epiphany we will be that much closer to regaining our Nation, our Country.

NORAD  North American Aerospace Defense Command

An Op-Ed Contributor to the New York Times published yesterday, Sept 10, 2012, this article, The Deafness Before the Storm by Kurt Eichenwald. Mr. Eichenwald shows how the Bush administration ignored the warnings of an imminent al-Qaeda attack! The reason, the al-Qaeda attack was to be the perfect cover for their intention of bringing down the Twin Towers and building 7. Dick Cheney had been put in charge of Norad, the first time that position was ever held by a non-military individual. This is just the tip of the iceberg and I am not going to outline all the volumes of evidence here, but I will ask just a couple of common sense questions. The REAL al-Qaeda terrorists and the other terrorists with their different affiliations, we’ve seen how well they accomplish their goals, in fact, a real terrorist (they are all terrorists, domestic or foreign)  set off a bomb in one of the twin towers in 1993, the story is here, the explosives were made with chemical fertilizer, although there was about five floors damaged, the tower did not fall. Then you have the bumbling terrorists with the bombs in the underwear, shoes and the like. This is the type of expertise people from that part of the world possess. They live in caves, antiquated houses, electricity is a luxury, do you really think that these people are capable of orchestrating an elaborate attack such as occurred on the Twin Towers? The second questioned is, how many times can you clap your hands together in ten seconds? The approximate length of time it took the Towers to free fall to the ground. Unless you can clap them together 110 times in ten seconds you can’t prove anything else other than a controlled demolition brought down the towers. It’s the law of physics.

Our, wait, no it’s NOT our government, it’s their government, would have you believe the most preposterous of all claims.

God Bless all the innocents who have died and may the real culprits of this terrible deed, one day, be punished.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The 9/11 Conspiracy Theory In Under 5 Minutes

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As more and more people become aware of the greatest crime committed upon a people by it’s government, the truth keeps spreading by word of mouth and the patriots who put together exposes like this one, very short and to the point, continue in that effort. The United States and the world will never rid themselves of  the yoke of the New World Order unless the cabal of individuals responsible for this high treason are held accountable and those who continue to promote the lies of the cover-up remain free. These people, if not part of the original conspirators, are still culpable as accessories after the fact! As they continue to dismantle our Constitution to “protect us”, it is really to protect them, because without the Constitution to protect us, their dictatorial rule will lead to one phony leader after another, all promoting the Corporate Fascist State.

The Cabal of Criminals

Keep Pentagon Spending on the Table-Dear Editor

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The recession is, according to the official arbiters of such things, officially over. Can you tell?

Millions of people are still unemployed, and nearly every state and county in the country is struggling to fund health care, education, community safety, and even routine things like road maintenance.  The recession may be over on Wall Street, but it’s not over where we live.

New rules adopted by the House last week could have a long-lasting effect on our government’s ability to open the road to economic prosperity for millions of people who didn’t get a bailout. These rules allow Congress to increase the deficit by approving more tax cuts without having to consider their impact on the deficit. They also allow the chair of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), to bypass the usual bipartisan consultation and decide by himself how much, and in what areas, the House will recommend that the U.S. government spend the public’s money.

Ryan and other House leaders want to reduce federal spending only by cutting what’s called “domestic, non-security discretionary” spending. In other words, no cuts for the Pentagon. Federal spending currently supports many sectors of our economy, including agriculture, transportation, commerce, and programs that serve the most vulnerable people right now. Economists across the political spectrum agree that government investment in people during a recession is essential to recovery.

Meanwhile, the House leadership’s proposal exempts the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security from cuts, despite the many experts who agree that substantial military spending cuts are both possible and desirable.

 

Take Action

The new House rules have changed the focus of the congressional debate from how to cut the deficit to how to cut federal spending for investing in our people and our future. House leaders have promised to hold votes each week on spending cuts. Please contact your representative to urge her or him to put Pentagon spending on the table when spending cuts are consideredas recommended by the bipartisan National Commission on the Deficit.

 

Background

Read our reflections on the new House rules and their potential consequences: “House Frames the Issues:  Even More Guns, Even Less Butter.” 

Last week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made headlines when he told members of Congress about his plan to cut programs from the military budget totaling $100 billion between 2012 and 2016. Cutting programs is not the same as cutting spending.  In fact, these “program cuts” would lead to a budget increase for the Pentagon in FY 2012. Find out how in this blog post from FCNL’s Ruth Flower.

Finally, get FCNL’s ten reasons why U.S. military spending should be cut to curb the federal deficit.

Cut Pentagon spending, not public well-being

War is not the answer.
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