World News Service - The NiST official explanation of terrorist bomb plantings in the WTC to explain their within-seconds-of-free-fall collapse after upper floor fires is a bunch of hocus pocus, says a new WTC Truth group.
"The absurd theory that anyone would have had that kind of access to the WTC towers to lay these alleged explosives is just a remnant of Bush-era, anti-science bafflegab...Rather, "those collapses are easily explained by the progressive collapse theory that researchers at WTC Truth have developed."
Jim Steeves, head researcher for WTC Truth and author of When the Towers Came Down, shows in a new paper, published in the April edition of Popular Mechanist, how, in both cases, the top portions of the buildings began their descent through the impact zone and fire-weakened floors. "... and from there, the rest of the building[s] simply didn't have a chance."
The smaller, but somehow much heavier upper portions (in the case of WTC1, only 12 floors, but in the case of WTC2, approximately 25 floors) descended at free fall speeds for part of the collapse, and within seconds of free fall for the remainder, Steeves says, because, "that's how flimsy the buildings were."
Steeves suggests that, in fact, the WTC towers may have been on the verge of collapse well before the 9/11 attacks. "Whoever flew those planes into the WTC, somehow--I'm not going to speculate how at this point--but somehow knew that they would disintegrate like two tall sandcastles. NiST is lying when they say that it was explosives. They're covering up for someone. We don't know who."
Steeves also claims that "heavy matter" of some kind was stored in the upper floors, that gave them so much extra weight: "There is that missing gold from the Federal Reserve," and the massive disappearance, he notes, of a large lead deposit from the Pine Point Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada, from a large government-sponsored operation in the early '60s."I'm not saying that that's what happened, but something like that would explain the much heavier weight of the smaller upper building portions and their ability to crush through 91 and 77 intact floors of the WTC, flimsy as they were, in only a few seconds more than it would take a brick falling through air to hit ground."
Steeves and his Truth group have faced much derision for their views, especially with respect to their progressive collapse theory, which, scientists say, is physically impossible. Dr. Tan Philips, professor emeritus at Hartfordshire Technology Institute, notes that the WTC collapse time that was within seconds of the rate of gravitational acceleration is not possible "while you have 80 and 90 floors of intact building underneath this supposedly descending mass."
He states, "I see no reason to question the theory of explosives that NiST proposes. It is clear from the video evidence the speed and manner of descent, the pre-explosions that were heard, the blown-out lobbies, the massive cauliflower clouds of pyrotechnic dust, all this leads any rational person to the natural conclusion that explosives were used, much like in controlled demolition." He adds that the progressive collapse theory cannot account for the fall of WTC7.
Other facts that confirm explosives and not fire brought the buildings down: WTC5 burned for 6 hours on that day, longer than any of the others, but did not collapse. In 1975, the North Tower's 11th floor burned for 3 hours and the building did not collapse. In April 2006, human bone fragments were found on top of neighbouring buildings,