|We deserve the full truth about 9/11
|Tale of Building 7's collapse suggests official complicity,
|May 3, 2008
| Regarding "Drinking the 9/11 Kool-Aid" (Editorial, April
24): After three government investigations and more than six years,
we still don't have answers on 9/11. Why, for example, did Building
7 collapse? It wasn't hit by a plane, as the towers were. The 9/11
Commission Report completely ignores Building 7. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency report discounts fire as a cause and concludes that
the reasons for the collapse of Building 7 are unknown and require
further research. But when FEMA issued this report, it already cleared
the site and disposed of the dust and steel (evidence from a crime
scene), thus possibly committing a felony and complicating any "further
| The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency,
which evaluated the collapse of the towers, has yet to issue its report
on Building 7. "We've had trouble getting a handle on Building
7," said the acting director of their Building and Fire Research
| Yet a number of private-sector engineers, architects, and demolition
experts have not had that problem. They think Building 7 came down
by controlled demolition. The building collapsed suddenly, straight
down, at nearly free-fall speed. People heard the explosions, and
saw the squibs and the characteristic billowing clouds of pulverized
concrete so unique to demolitions. There is no reason to think that
Building 7 came down for any other reason than explosive demolition.
| And speaking of pulverized concrete, fire does not pulverize concrete.
Even the collapse of one floor upon another wouldn't pulverize concrete
the way the Twin Towers disintegrated.
| Think back to that day: Those towers didn't just fall down. If
they had, we would have had huge chunks of concrete breaking apart
and falling into a massive pile of rubble. The buildings likely would
have toppled erratically sideways and left a much larger pile of debris.
But that's not what we witnessed. The towers didn't collapse - they
disintegrated. We watched them explode into dust, not knowing exactly
what we were seeing. Very little intact concrete was found in the
rubble. The sheer energy required to pulverize that much concrete
into dust can only come from an explosive process. Reputable scientists,
engineers, architects and firemen with no political angle dispute
the 9/11 Commission report and say that the evidence indicates the
Twin Towers and Building 7 came down due to controlled-demolition
explosions. Tests corroborate the presence of thermite, an explosive
used in building demolitions, at the site of the Twin Towers and Building
7. Thermite also explains the pools of molten steel in the basement,
which no one has been able to otherwise explain and which the National
Institute of Standards and Technology simply denies. Why is the government
refusing to even consider demolition as a possibility? What are they
| Time magazine reported in September 2006 that 36 percent of Americans
believe the government was complicit in 9/11. A Zogby poll reported
that 51 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate 9/11 further.
Even the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission are upset with the commission
report. They have accused the CIA and the military of "obstructing"
the investigation. Former Commissioner Max Cleland resigned, stating
that the Commission was "compromised." Former FBI Director
Louis Freeh has criticized the report for its inaccuracies and unanswered
| The events of 9/11 have never been properly investigated. It's
about time they were.