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911, 'How' or 'Who'

Questions on the destruction of the World Trade Center.

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(CINCINNATI) - The original report by the National Institute of Standards, describing the destruction of the World Trade Center as resulting from heat from jet fuel fires, a relatively low temperature source of short duration, weakening hundreds of tons of steel, even turning much of it molten as films show, is simply silly.

There is more than minor evidence that the report, now rejected as outlandish by hundreds of architects and scientists, was a “whitewash” and is, in itself traced to members of the Bush administration believed complicit in a very real conspiracy.

Under any normal circumstances, such individuals would have had to prove their innocence in a court of law. Such processes, law, justice and such ended on 9/11.

The remaining questions are how three buildings, one with only slight damage, didn’t just burn for days, leaving massive twisted towers but virtually disappeared. Nothing in the official report remotely addresses this.

Thus, we are left with theories.

Perhaps a more important issue is why the “how” has become the only focus of the most massive controversy and “sea of speculation” in history while discussion of who is relegated to the oft spoken mouthings of “Bush-Cheney” or “Israel did it.”

History has left us vast evidence of conspiracy, enough evidence of treason around the invasion of Iraq itself to clean half of Washington out, not just prison but real treason, executions, however we do it now, hanging, electrocution, big names, “French Revolution” stuff.

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“Off with their heads!”

Instead, the dialog, the controversy, relegated to the independent or alternative news, is dominated by the magic word “nano-thermite.”

We return to the basics here. Why are we asking “how,” asking it over and over, even deciding on a solution, an elegant one with lots of prestigious people behind it, scientific journals, peer reviewed papers and such and there is virtually nothing about “who?”

I am not going to explain “nano-thermite.” My own inquiries led me to our top secret weapons labs where I get only rumors that a substance, originally designed as a propellant, first for rocket engines, then for experimental battlefield weapons, has an application for dissolving steel.

Old style thermite is the stuff we see in the war movies, canister grenades left on enemy canon, pull the pin, the mixture inside catches fire, melts the steel and a howitzer becomes a lawn ornament, frozen stiff, welded solid.

A decade after the 9/11 attacks, to those who follow controversy and apply some brain power to things other than sports scores, the science and engineering “out there” says that, though planes may have hit the World Trade Center, I wasn’t there, so I don’t know – I only believe what I see with my own eyes and only part of that anymore – the “flying aluminum beer cans,” aircraft made of thin and flexible aluminum can’t cut steel, no matter how fast, and jet fuel, a form of cheap heating oil actually, can’t melt it either.

Go to Home Depot and tell them you want to cut steel. Ask them what aisle the kerosene torches are in. See if they send you to the marshmallow hammer section.

See, we are doing it again, seduced, sucked in, chasing the “how” when the “who” is staring us in the face.

The “why” has always been there. Since 9/11, America has been a virtual dictatorship, trillions of dollars missing, nobody asking about that either, it “dissolved” much like the buildings on 9/11.

Two million people are dead, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan plus so many Americans, Canadians, Poles, even Indians from the Mumbai attacks.

We should add Gaza, a couple of thousand Israeli citizens dead there and how many Iranians killed in terror attacks?

It is all connected, whether the “theory” is the “global chessboard” or “Greater Israel,” the trail of deceit, of lies and secrets, the trail of endless corruption more widespread than anything yet imagined is there.

Whether it is defense “overruns” or stolen oil or American complicity in the new drug cartels, built from nothing and now peddling heroin, $100 billion a year, delivered, not by donkeys but American jets, money not carried in briefcases but moved by wire transfer right under the “noses” of UN organizations tasked with eliminating such things.

The trail leads to areas now that few have the courage to approach. Journalists now speculate that Osama bin Laden has been dead all along. It was in the newspapers a decade ago, Benazir Bhutto announced it on television to David Frost. Video and audio recordings of bin Laden, released during the last decade have been successfully tied to both Israel and the CIA.

Moreover, the world terrorist organization itself, the one we call “Al Qaeda,” may never have existed either, a product of TV soap operas and the wild imaginations of the liars who invented the WMDs in Iraq and created the heroin trade in Afghanistan.

In fact, much of the terrorism tied to the decade of conflict, the London and Madrid bombings, Mumbai, Alexandria, a thousand bombings in Iraq, a thousand more in Pakistan and, perhaps even many of those in Afghanistan are now placed at the door of “rogue” groups, CIA, American political extremists with strong ties to Israel or the intelligence services of Israel and India working together.

Secret reports shuffled back and forth in Washington, Islamabad, Kabul, Baghdad and London have been saying this all along, reports immediately classified as very secret because they are very true.

Then we return to the greatest single crime of all, perhaps of all time and the curious affair of “nano-thermite.”

Again note; while the “nano-thermite” discussion is going on, nobody has been arrested, not anyone really important, really complicit, though really important crimes have obviously been committed. In fact, the criminals have been more than a bit successful at derailing any pointed inquiries about their criminal acts themselves, perhaps aided by the “convenient” and seemingly endless controversy over “how” that takes up everyone’s time.

What does this say about those who push “how” over “who?”

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Perhaps we can stop for a moment and do a “tasking” for the groups paralyzed with “how” and inexplicably less than “curious” about “who.”

With hundreds of scientists and engineers, architects who design buildings, perhaps even some that know how to tear them down, let’s get a few of the initial questions out there for them.  If “bad guys” used “nano-thermite” to melt these massive structures, a bit more “how” needs to be asked.

This “how” should have immediately been followed by a “who” inquiry.  We can talk a little about that one too.

The government’s cover story, the one that started out with airplanes and box cutters, hijackers, missing airport video, pristine passports floating from the sky while steel girders glow and sizzle, pouring down like fireworks, we can put this aside, to the sane at least, with a short analogy.

This is an experiment you can try in your own home.  Get a candle, a screwdriver, Craftsman from Sears preferably, any size, oven mitts and a match.

Light the candle and place the metal from the screwdriver into the flame.  Hold it there for two hours.  You may need two candles, who knows.

You may need the oven mitts but probably not.

What you have done is recreate the fires that we are told brought down the twin towers.

Oh, you can put the screw driver back into the drawer, let it cool for a minute or two.  No, it didn’t melt or twist or buckle.  It may not even have discolored.  It certainly didn’t light up like a sparkler on the 4th of July.

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Sometimes engineers aren’t the brightest people in the world.  Education and common sense are often at odds.  Let’s take a second to look at this from another direction.  Anyone out there ever work on electronics?  Ever use a soldering iron?  Heat travels and dissipates.  If you heat one section of a metal object, it cools rapidly as energy moves down its length.

Nothing was longer than the twin towers, the worlds largest “heat sink.”  Look inside your computer.  Your super-hot processor is sitting in a heat sink.  Now imagine one 110 stories tall, structural steel held together by plates, interlaced and clad with aluminum, the best heat radiating material known.  Ask a carpenter why aluminum windows and doors are a problem, no engineer needed.

If you held a huge blowtorch to the twin towers, the heat would have flowed down the struture, quite evenly I suspect, and radiated across lower Manhattan.

These obvious failings in the “government’s” skewed engineering are why “nano-thermite” is such an elegant explanation.

Where would we start if we were going to prove “nano-thermite” was the “how?”

We would get an amount of “nano-thermite” and test it.  We are told we can’t get “nano-thermite” to test.  This is actually understandable, I guess.  If it is secret “stuff,” then we can’t have it.

Jonathan Cole went to an incredible and highly laudable effort to show how conventional thermite can cut structural steel.

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This added legitimacy to the controversy and showed that one mind was thinking in a rational direction.

This is what “step two” should have been;

  • A cursory engineering study showing the placement necessary to achieve the observable results on all three buildings.  This includes the controlled demolition that Larry Silverstein told TV audiences that he ordered for Building 7, demolition impossible under any imaginable conventional means.
  • The study should show how the needed surfaces were accessed, behind dry wall, through floors, perhaps crawling down heating ducts, not just the “endoskeleton” around the elevators but the massive “exoskeleton” the WTC was noted for.  Using the “Cole” video as a reference, placement for the thermite “charges” or whatever we call them, can be expressed through computer modeling.

  • Such an endeavor, placing hundreds, perhaps thousands of charges in and  around structural steel, most of which has not been exposed since initial construction, had to be witnessed by building staff, numbering in hundreds or by building tenants, over 44,000 people.  Each of the areas accessed was under control or observation, office workers, maintenance, video, security guards.  List the locations, list the potential evidence, video, witnesses, who was there.
  • “I ain’t no architect” but we know how much steel was used in the initial construction.  We also know how much was removed from the scene.  Moreover, we have endless photos, endless witnesses to the damage, the condition of the massive steel beams.  Do the model, the computer model, account for the missing steel, the melting and twisting, all three buildings, not just two.
  • Then show how many man hours, what kind of access and what would be needed to perform the tasks, reach every critical area, place the “charges” needed to duplicate what was witnessed on 9/11.
  • Then figure out how all of it was done with no witnesses, not a secretary or an electrician or a heating contractor noticing.

With trillions of dollars involved, if it could be done, it certainly was.  In fact, there is absolutely NOTHING I am willing to overlook other than hijacked planes made out of aluminum I can easily punch through with my slightly discolored Craftsman screwdriver.

Then, finally, can we start making arrests and let juries decide “who?”


Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran. A 100% disabled vet. He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues. Duff is Senior Editor at one of the most widely read Veterans Online publications Veterans Today

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Hazel March 6, 2011 9:44 am (Pacific time)

Our country and many more are under the control of the jewish crime mafia. Off with their heads.

Stephen March 3, 2011 8:01 pm (Pacific time)

I am not anon at 4:58 pm, but I totally agree..I will try to make a point of using my name from now on. I am Stephen..hi everyone! :-)

Anonymous March 3, 2011 5:58 pm (Pacific time)

To millsmarch: No, not one senator or congressman/woman will stand up to israel..they take our tax money and buy the campaigns for goodness sakes! look what happened to JFK, Helen Thomas, and now Charlie Sheen who is exposing the israeli zionist control of hollywood/media. Millsmarch, with all due repsect, you, and others like you, do not bring any evidence, just rhetoric. Research it yourself with an open mind. And by the way, there have been congressmen (RON PAUL), and david kucinich, and alan greyson that did ask for a re-investigation. Along with U.N. diplomats, Greece, italian, japan, etc diplomats.. Do your homework or go back to your tv and football teams. The japanese council wants a new investigation etc. Do your homework my friend. Or, how about asking afghanis about 911..Most of them dont even know what it is. But we kill them anyway. Or, go to the FBI website and see if osama is wanted for 911..He isnt. Because, they say, not enough evidence. I could go on all day, but people such as mills, cant handle this great lie..I couldnt either. When I figured it out, I was sick for days. So I do understand. But once you get over the few days of sickness, freedom and truth is awesome.

Anonymous001 March 3, 2011 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

Anyone who doesn't understand how the Israeli NAZIonists have taken over control of the Pentagon and, through it, the funds that control the Militray-Industrial complex, needs to study the details. The Pentagon has NEVER been audited and can NOT, to this day, be audited. That is a fact. The Trillions that evaporate control our politics.

gp March 3, 2011 3:17 pm (Pacific time)

I beg to differ on a not so minor point in your article. "Under any normal circumstances, such individuals would have had to prove their innocence in a court of law." As Gerry Spence says in his books including The Smoking Gun, about the Lincoln County trial of Mike Jones Jr.and the Multnomah County trial of his mother Sandra Kaye Jones, innocence is presumed and it is up to the state to prove guilt. In this case the state is the accused and the people have been gathering the evidence and we can't seem to get the state to bring itself to trial. By the way,the former Lincoln County DA's old Ulys Stapleton and Joshua Marquis are still perpetrating crimes and horrors against the citizenry around the state. Josh just loves that death penalty and Ulys is up to some kind of financial double dealings. Spence had a heck of a time proving that they didn't have a case against Sandy and Little Mike. They were pushing that murder case just the way the 9-11 commission did theirs---with little consideration of facts or the truth.

A must watch video March 3, 2011 12:00 pm (Pacific time) Yes,it's TRUE: During a 2001 Congressional hearing 2.3 TRILLION dollars of taxpayer money was announced "missing" on 9/10/01, missing from the Pentagon's coffers. One can only wonder how much of the missing trillions went to Israel's defense build up. On 9/10/2001 the Pentagon was asking for a 50 Billion dollar budget increase, and the missing money was being suggested as a reason to deny the budget increase by Senator Byrd.. The next day, on 9/11/2001 certain seminal events occurred. After the events of 9/11, do you think the Pentagon got the money it wanted, perhaps more than it had even requested prior to 9/11? Which foreign government's political agenda would have most benefited from the 9/11 events terrorizing the United States people, throwing a mass of Americans into a band-wagon mentality of hate-mongering against American Muslims and Arab countries?

Mills March 3, 2011 11:12 am (Pacific time)

You would think some senator or congressman would ask for a hearing. Maybe they know something not in the public domain? Like the "Law of Physics" as applied to a high speed jet crash into a really tall building, or maybe they know to ignore whacko's? Just the sdame. these various 911 theories are ignored by sensible people.

Anonymous March 3, 2011 11:05 am (Pacific time)

After ten years of deeply researching this subject in regards to 911, I have no doubt the official story is fabricated. 19 cavemen got thru israeli security, the most sophisticated security in the world, made NORAD stand down, confused the FAA, and made 3 buildings fall in their own footprint at freefall speed? And building 7 only had a few office fires. Building 7 is the smoking gun, that is why you so NO media coverage, and the average person doesnt even know building 7 fell. When I mention building 7 to people, they say.."building what"? They dont even know about the 3rd building. And lets not mention, how they had to get into the building ahead of time to plant nano-thermite. And now...for goodness sakes, they are blaming them for the 2008 financial collapse! I wonder if al quaida has a good health care plan, if they could pull all this off, we might be on the wrong side. Especially seeing total failure in Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan..Seems we suck and cant accomplish anything with success, where al quaida seems to be able to turn water into wine, and walk on water. And WE have spent tens of trillions of dollars on our military industrial complex. Lets not forget, Donald Rumsfeld said ONE DAY BEFORE 911, that the pentagon had 2.3 trillion dollars unaccounted for. One of the planes (or missile) hit the pentagon where the auditors were finding where the money went. We will never know now! How freeking convenient huh?

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