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BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC

by : Elaine Jarvik
Sunday November 13, 2005 - 16:10
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The physics of 9/11 - including how fast and symmetrically one of the World Trade Center buildings fell - prove that official explanations of the collapses are wrong, says a Brigham Young University physics professor.

In fact, it’s likely that there were "pre-positioned explosives" in all three buildings at ground zero, says Steven E. Jones.

In a paper posted online Tuesday and accepted for peer-reviewed publication next year, Jones adds his voice to those of previous skeptics, including the authors of the Web site www.wtc7.net, whose research Jones quotes. Jones’ article can be found at http://www.physics.byu.edu/research...

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"It is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three (WTC) buildings," BYU physics professor Steven E. Jones says.

Jones, who conducts research in fusion and solar energy at BYU, is calling for an independent, international scientific investigation "guided not by politicized notions and constraints but rather by observations and calculations.

"It is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three buildings and set off after the two plane crashes - which were actually a diversion tactic," he writes. "Muslims are (probably) not to blame for bringing down the WTC buildings after all," Jones writes.

As for speculation about who might have planted the explosives, Jones said, "I don’t usually go there. There’s no point in doing that until we do the scientific investigation."

Previous investigations, including those of FEMA, the 9/11 Commission and NIST (the National Institutes of Standards and Technology), ignore the physics and chemistry of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, to the Twin Towers and the 47-story building known as WTC 7, he says. The official explanation - that fires caused structural damage that caused the buildings to collapse - can’t be backed up by either testing or history, he says.

Jones acknowledges that there have been "junk science" conspiracy theories about what happened on 9/11, but "the explosive demolition hypothesis better satisfies tests of repeatability and parsimony and therefore is not ’junk science.’ "

In a 9,000-word article that Jones says will be published in the book "The Hidden History of 9/11," by Elsevier, Jones offers these arguments:

• The three buildings collapsed nearly symmetrically, falling down into their footprints, a phenomenon associated with "controlled demolition" - and even then it’s very difficult, he says. "Why would terrorists undertake straight-down collapses of WTC-7 and the Towers when ’toppling over’ falls would require much less work and would do much more damage in downtown Manhattan?" Jones asks. "And where would they obtain the necessary skills and access to the buildings for a symmetrical implosion anyway? The ’symmetry data’ emphasized here, along with other data, provide strong evidence for an ’inside’ job."

• No steel-frame building, before or after the WTC buildings, has ever collapsed due to fire. But explosives can effectively sever steel columns, he says.

• WTC 7, which was not hit by hijacked planes, collapsed in 6.6 seconds, just .6 of a second longer than it would take an object dropped from the roof to hit the ground. "Where is the delay that must be expected due to conservation of momentum, one of the foundational laws of physics?" he asks. "That is, as upper-falling floors strike lower floors - and intact steel support columns - the fall must be significantly impeded by the impacted mass. . . . How do the upper floors fall so quickly, then, and still conserve momentum in the collapsing buildings?" The paradox, he says, "is easily resolved by the explosive demolition hypothesis, whereby explosives quickly removed lower-floor material, including steel support columns, and allow near free-fall-speed collapses." These observations were not analyzed by FEMA, NIST nor the 9/11 Commission, he says.

• With non-explosive-caused collapse there would typically be a piling up of shattering concrete. But most of the material in the towers was converted to flour-like powder while the buildings were falling, he says. "How can we understand this strange behavior, without explosives? Remarkable, amazing - and demanding scrutiny since the U.S. government-funded reports failed to analyze this phenomenon."

• Horizontal puffs of smoke, known as squibs, were observed proceeding up the side the building, a phenomenon common when pre-positioned explosives are used to demolish buildings, he says.

• Steel supports were "partly evaporated," but it would require temperatures near 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit to evaporate steel - and neither office materials nor diesel fuel can generate temperatures that hot. Fires caused by jet fuel from the hijacked planes lasted at most a few minutes, and office material fires would burn out within about 20 minutes in any given location, he says.

• Molten metal found in the debris of the World Trade Center may have been the result of a high-temperature reaction of a commonly used explosive such as thermite, he says. Buildings not felled by explosives "have insufficient directed energy to result in melting of large quantities of metal," Jones says.

• Multiple loud explosions in rapid sequence were reported by numerous observers in and near the towers, and these explosions occurred far below the region where the planes struck, he says.

Jones says he became interested in the physics of the WTC collapse after attending a talk last spring given by a woman who had had a near-death experience. The woman mentioned in passing that "if you think the World Trade Center buildings came down just due to fire, you have a lot of surprises ahead of you," Jones remembers, at which point "everyone around me started applauding."

Following several months of study, he presented his findings at a talk at BYU in September.

Jones says he would like the government to release 6,899 photographs and 6,977 segments of video footage for "independent scrutiny." He would also like to analyze a small sample of the molten metal found at Ground Zero.

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> BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Monday November 14 - 04:14 - Posted by e048779748775d8f...

How funny that this myth is still in the mind of intelligent people. Anyhow the only questions which remains with the 9/11 attacks: how could they highjack so many planes? And they had only boxcutters in their possesion to create fear?




> BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Monday November 14 - 11:17 - Posted by 4e0debf9580c12ee...

And, how can at least five of the alleged hijackers still be alive? The 911 "whitewash" Commission didn’t even bother to address this curious fact. Why is that? Why did it take United Airlines four years to deregister N612UA (Flighjt 175) and N591UA (Flight 93)? Who or what was really flying the four planes used in the attacks?



> BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Tuesday November 15 - 03:18 - Posted by 05a8a6acc2f713ea...

Hey, in that photo it looks like explosives coming out of the bldg. How did the terrorist plant explosives in the bldg. Oh never mind the NFL is about to start. gotta go



> BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Tuesday November 15 - 05:05 - Posted by 321a1a96732d78eb...

It does seem odd the myth about the planes being the cause of bringing down the towers, rather than the obvious IMO demolitions.

One really does wonder how there could still be anyone left that doesn’t get it, after watching the OBVIOUS implosion footage of WTC7 and not only that but even witnessing Silverstein himself SAYING that the building was pulled!!!

It really makes one wonder what kind of BRAINWASHING grip the State-run/corporate media still has over some people.



> BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Wednesday November 16 - 04:55 - Posted by 6c9edf677c00d28d...

Asked how a nation could be captured without their knowing it, Mr. Rosenthal attributed this victory to absolute control of the media. He boasted of Jewish control of ALL NEWS. Any newspaper which refused to acquewsce to controlled news was brought to its knees by withdrawing advertising. Failing in this, the Jews stop the supply of news print and ink. "It’s a very simple matter," he stated. Asked about men in high political office, Mr Rosenthal said that no one in the last three decades has achieved any political power without Jewish approval. "Americns have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man."



> BYU Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Wednesday November 16 - 05:43 - Posted by 7a148d1d6a14e189...

I’m still pissed off at that BS article written up by some RELATIVE OF CHERTOFF in Popular Mechanics magazine that claimed to investigate the claims of many "911 sceptics".

AS they first DIDN"T even represent but a few spurious STRAW MAN claims and them attempt to ’disprove bullsh’T’ they showed Yellow Journalism tactics at it’s *finest* in attempting to dowplay rather than HONESTLY debate many of the REAL issues that groups like the 911 Truth Movement (one among many) have been raising.

I still have a clipping from an 1898 newspaper regarding one of the earlier "False Flags" in American history regarding the ’attack’ on the Maine in Havanna harbor that so conveniently allowed America to achieve it’s military aims. Same ol bullshit story same ol bullshit plan, same ol excuse to get Americans ’fired up’ and on board.(and now the attack story seriously seriously discredited by historians)

Here is an actual quote from the St. Louis newspaper from 1898 :
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Hong Kong March 31, 1898

U.S. Battle-Ship Maine Blown Up In Havana Harbor

-Conclusive Proof That The Explosion Was External

After the first explosion which tore her from her moorings, the once splendid ship floated around until her stern struck a reef. The water-tight doors and hatches had been closed ere the second explosion had occurred. She now lays with her bows literally blown to fragments, and her hull almost entirely submerged. Her strern lays on the reef with the after search light and a rapid-fire gun above water.

Divers were sent down to examine the wreck and found indisputable evidence that the "Maine" with here gallant crew, was blown up by some foul fiend, whose death a thousand times over could never atone for the loss of so many human lives. Shipmates, brothers, friends, all hurled into eternity without a word of warning, no chance for a prayer or a farewell grasp of the hand, sorrow and desolation brought to hundreds of hearts and homes....


Where have we seen this "Hollywood" staged event before?

See. It’s quite simple. Problem . Reaction. Solution.----- Over and over and over and over and over.......

"Hearst" yellow Journalism was working then, it’s still up and running and spinning this time the 9-11 False Flag.

The part in the 1898 article I particulary enjoy is the phrase "whose death a thousand times over could never atone for the loss...." Sound familiar??? The EMPIRE marches on!






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