Jim Fetzer Condemns All Structural Engineers to Hell!
lyI would like to move on to another subject, but this guy is really ticking me off, and every time I listed to something he says I just find one idiotic statement after another. Now Fetzer is getting into one of the key rules of conspiracy theories, if experts disagree with you, there must be some ominous reason. From an interview with fellow "scholar" Judy Wood, at the 40:50 mark of the second hour:
I am disgusted, disgusted with the structural engineers who know the truth about this and are keeping their mouth shut. There’s a special place in HELL, reserved for them. And they are going to deserve it.
Yeah, that is the obvious answer, it is not that you are a blithering idiot who doesn't know what you are talking about, it is that every single structural engineer in the world is a coward. The ironic thing is the "scholars" claim to be a bunch of experts, including some mysterious structural engineers that they cannot produce.
Only 30 seconds later, Fetzer shows why no structural engineer agrees with him:
Steve Jones who has done a tremendous amount of study about the physical possible alternative about the physical explanation of the collapse believes that a very powerful explosion known as thermite was used, and a sulfer enhanced version known as thermate was used, in that in order to bring about the pulverization of the concrete, the office furniture and all that. It may very well have been in a nano-technology enhanced version called super-thermate. That this could account for the phenomena that were observed here and explain all the evidence we have available about the collapse.
Fetzer calls thermite an "very powerful explosion" (I listened to it 5 times to make sure), by which I assume he meant to say "explosive". Either way he is an idiot. Thermite is not an explosive much less a "very powerful" one. It is a mixture of aluminum and iron oxide that when ignited produces tremendous heat, it does not explode. It is not used an an explosive, but an incindiary for welding or military grenades. The stupid thing about him saying this, is if he would have paid attention to "Scholar" co-founder Jones, Jones explains this at length. And he wonders why no structural engineer takes him seriously!
He then continues with lies about how they could have got this into the WTC, which we have covered here before from Loose Change:
And that during the two weeks, before or prior to 9/11 there were abnormal security lapses in the twin towers. Major sections of the buildings were closed down. The employees were sent home. The security apparatus was shut off. And teams, being described as engineers, were sent in an out of the buildings to have free access to all parts of the building ostensibly to do recabling in the building but it had never happened before. And Steve estimates that as few as 10 men, uhh 40 men, making 4 trips apiece could have planted enough thermate to bring about the explosions that we observed in all of those effects.
This is a mixture of two conflicting stories. One from Ben Fountain, who said there were unusual emergency evacuations, and Scott Forbes who said part of the weekend before 9/11 the power for part of one of the towers was shut down for work (but there were no unusual evacuations). Nobody was sent home, Forbes actually talks about being there while some of the work was going on, and the security was not shut down. Of course with Fetzer this magically morphs into engineers had free access to the "buildings"