Fruitcakes Seize on One Sentence
In a letter that basically says "You're a bunch of retards." NIST responds to Steven Jones and others.
"In your letter, you assert that..."
"At every step of its analysis, NIST was able to validate the analytical results against the extensive collection of photographic and video evidence recorded on September 11."
You further assert in your letter...
The full analysis of the more severe case is therefore based on a logical reduction in the full analysis tree through an orthogonal factorial design approach and through validation by comparison to the observable data.
But to listen to the kooks, you'd think there's only one sentence in the whole report:
"As we mentioned previously, we are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse."
As you can imaging, the corks on the non-alcoholic wine are popping at the Barrett household:
In an amazing about-face, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has implicitly admitted that its 10,000-page report on the destruction of the Twin Towers is a fraud, and that the buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition.
Well, not in so many words, but then Kevin never was much for reading. In fact if you read the "previously" part, NIST explains why they are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse:
"In the case of the WTC Towers, NIST has established that the failures in the floors affected by the aircraft impact damage and the ensuing fires resulted in the collapse of the towers. This conclusion is supported by the large body of visual evidence collected by NIST. Your letter suggests that NIST should have used computer models to analyze the collapse of the towers. NIST carried its analysis to the point where the buildings reached global instability. At this point, because of the magnitude of the deflections and the number of failures occurring, the computer models are not able to converge on a solution."
Translation: Once they started to fall, they were going to fall, and so much is going on at that point that even a computer can't handle all the data.