Monday, June 25, 2007

Americans still believe Saddam responsible for 9/11

According to a Newsweek poll: "Even today, more than four years into the war in Iraq, as many as four in 10 Americans (41 percent) still believe Saddam Hussein’s regime was directly involved in financing, planning or carrying out the terrorist attacks on 9/11, even though no evidence has surfaced to support a connection."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Would the towers collapse the way they did without . . .

If one were to agree with the 9/11 Commission, and/or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that the collapse of 1 and 2 World Trade Center was caused solely by aircraft impact and resulting fire, would the towers collapse the way they did?

To obtain an answer we posed this question to Jeff King—a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who worked as an electro-mechanical engineer. His response:

"You would have to make worst-case assumptions about the extent of the initial damage, especially to the core, and make the most generous assumptions about the effects of heating to somehow get the initiation of a collapse. And even if you could push the envelope enough to get it to fail, it would still have to start with gradual bending and crumpling type failures. This would be at much less than free-fall speed and would have to involve a lot of bending and twisting, and the initial acceleration would have been much more gradual than was actually observed.

"Even if you can push the assumptions enough to get collapse initiation (which NIST does by relentless tweaking of the parameters in their computer model), it is very difficult to get the collapse to continue to propagate down the tower. This is especially true without that initial acceleration since the first floor to give way won't be hitting the next floor fast enough to plausibly break it loose."

Monday, June 18, 2007

Engineers and architects question 9/11 report

Patriots Question 9/11 has added a new page: 140+ Engineers and Architects Question 9/11. The engineers and architects join:
• 100+ Senior Military, Intelligence Service, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials
• 130+ Professors
• 100+ 9/11 Survivors and Family Members
• 70+ Entertainment and Media Professionals
who question 9/11.

Polls show:
• Only 16 percent of Americans say the government is telling the truth
• 50% of New Yorkers question "The 9/11 Commission Report"
• One in three Americans say the U.S. aided 9/11
• 70 million Americans support a new 9/11 investigation

Why do so many Americans question "The 9/11 Commission Report"? Examine the multimedia presentation "Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Purdue creates 'simulation' of WTC attack

The Purdue "simulation depicts how a plane tore through several stories of the World Trade Center north tower within a half-second and found that the weight of the fuel acted like a flash flood of flaming liquid, knocking out essential structural columns within the building and removing fireproofing insulation from other support structures."

Mete Sozen, Purdue's Kettlehut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering, says: "To estimate the serious damage to the World Trade Center core columns, we assembled a detailed numerical model of the impacting aircraft as well as a detailed numerical model of the top 20 stories of the building".

Since the simulation is of the "top 20 stories" for "3/4 seconds real-time", don't look for this model (even if correctly defined) to explain the collapse—about 102 minutes later in roughly 10 seconds—of the 110-story North tower of the World Trade Center.

And don't look for an improved model to explain the collapse any time soon.

Since the Purdue simulation of the "3/4 seconds real-time . . . took about 80 hours using a high-performance computer", a simulation of the 102 real-time minutes from impact to collapse, using Purdue's computers, could take 652,800 hours—((102 x 60 / 0.750) x 80) hours, or about 75 years.

The number of assumptions necessary for such a simulation, and cumulative, computational errors, would render the final result worthless.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Expert reports DU at Pentagon—from a cruise missile

According to Online Journal, Leuren Moret, expert witness at the 2004 Tokyo International Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan, and former Environmental Commissioner of the City of Berkeley, CA, is expected to report finding elevated radiation readings downwind from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001.

Online Journal writes: "Two days after 9/11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that the crash site rubble was radioactive and that it was probably depleted uranium (DU) contaminating the Pentagon crash site rubble. The entry and exit holes through the Pentagon crash site were the signature of a kinetic energy penetrator, such as a Cruise missile, and the term "punch-out hole" was written by crash site investigators over the exit hole. This is a military term used for kinetic energy penetrators. Major Doug Rokke, former Director of the Gulf War I DU Cleanup Team, reported that an email from the Pentagon 30 minutes after impact confirmed a Cruise missile hit the Pentagon on 9/11."

Leuren Moret is expected to speak at the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference on June 22-24, 2007.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Google Video, YouTube remove "911 Mysteries"

About two weeks ago, Google Video and YouTube, removed links to "911 Mysteries"—"considered by millions to be an important and effective commentary on the events of September 11, 2001." Avatar LLC have asked Google and YouTube to restore the links.