Author Searches for Truth on Trade Center Collapse by Victor Thorn
What if you discovered that the government?s ?official? explanation for the World Trade Center collapse on the morning of 9-11 was not exactly true? In addition, what if their ?official? version of events could be disproven solely on the basis of physics, mathematical equations, scientific formulas, physical evidence, and expert testimony ? without the use of a single ?conspiracy theory?? Would your perspective on 9-11 be dramatically altered?
This is precisely what is illustrated in 9-11 on Trial, a book that shreds the government?s official story ? and credibility ? beyond repair. Did you know, for instance, that never before in the history of the world has a steel building collapsed due to fire? Yet on 9-11, three of them did just that in seven hours ? with WTC 7 not even being hit by an airliner.
Furthermore, it takes a temperature of 2,795 degrees to melt construction grade steel, yet the highest temperature jet fuel can reach is 1,517 degrees. Plus, all the jet fuel burned off within two minutes of the towers being struck, while two independent studies proved that the fires within each tower never rose above 500-600 degrees. In fact, FEMA revealed in their final report that, ?The heat produced by burning jet fuel does not by itself appear to have been sufficient to initiate the structural collapse.?
Also, the WTC towers were designed to withstand the impact from a Boeing 707 (similar to a Boeing 767), and each floor was designed to hold 2,600,000 pounds beyond its own weight. Likewise, the steel used in these structures was rated to hold five-times its normal load. MIT professor Thomas Eager admitted as much when declaring, ?The impact of the airplanes would have been insignificant? in toppling the towers.
Also, how do we explain the pools of molten steel which were found bubbling 70 feet beneath the towers five weeks after 9-11? Incidentally, a temperature of 5,182 degrees is needed to transform steel into a liquefied state. Do you think fires that FEMA admitted ?would have burned at, or below, temperatures typical in office fires? could have produced such extremes? Even NYFD audiotapes of firefighters who reached the South tower?s impact point reveal that they ?judged the blazes to be manageable? and were easily extinguishable in less than an hour.
Even more interesting is the South Tower. Even though it experienced a less forceful hit than the North Tower and had smaller fires, it fell in only half the time of its counterpart (56 minutes). It takes five-times that long to cook a turkey! Plus, the South Tower?s cap, which initially tipped 23 degrees past vertical, suddenly reversed direction, then dropped vertically, defying Newton?s First Law of Motion.
Most incriminating, though, is the resistance-free speed (a mere 10 seconds) at which the towers collapsed. To put this matter into perspective, if you were standing atop the WTC towers, and at the precise moment when they began to fall you dropped a football over the side, you and the football would have hit the ground at nearly the exact same moment. In other words, 200,000 tons of steel, 425,000 cubic yards of concrete, and all the walls, desks and floors provided no resistance whatsoever. Not only does such a collapse defy Galileo?s Law of Falling Bodies, it is physically impossible unless all resistance was removed via a controlled demolition.
Of course there?s more (seismographic data, the ridiculous pancake & truss-bolt theories, and the complete vaporization of nearly all the concrete into a fine microscopic dust), but I?ll close with this question: considering that 9-11 was the most traumatic event of the 21st century, if there was even a one-percent chance that the government?s official story was false, shouldn?t we do everything humanly possible to discover what the truth ultimately is? Because, if the search for truth and justice doesn?t matter to us in regard to 9-11, what does?