Monday, May 28, 2007

Some People You Don't Want to Hire to Design Your Building

The group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has finally launched its long awaited website, although to no surprise I could find no list of their scores of purported experts. The list of reasons the WTC was demolished on their homepage was laughably bad. Here is the list for WTC7:

1. Rapid onset of “collapse”

2 Sounds of explosions at ground floor - a full second prior to collapse (heard by hundreds of firemen and media reporters)

3. Symmetrical “collapse” – through the path of greatest resistance – at free-fall speed — the columns gave no resistance

It wasn't a rapid onset, you could see it coming. Ironically they later comment that people had foreknowledge of the collapse. It was unexpected, except when it wasn't...

4. Squibs, or “mistimed” explosions, at the upper 7 floors seen in the network videos

5. “Collapses” into its own footprint – with the steel skeleton broken up for shipment
Since when was a squib a "mistimed" explosion? I thought their whole point was that this was some precision demolition, conducted by professionals and fooling the world. Now they are claiming it was screwed up? And as for the "collapses into its own footprint", hold that thought for a minute...

6. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic dust clouds

7. Tons of molten Metal found by CDI (Demolition Contractor) in basement (no other possible source than an incendiary cutting charge such as Thermate)

8. Chemical signature of Thermate (high tech incendiary) found in slag, solidified molten metal, and dust samples by Physics professor Steven Jones, PhD.

OK, we have been over this molten metal claim plenty of times, especially the picture of compacted concrete which Jones fraudulently claims is molten metal.

9. FEMA finds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples

10. Expert corroboration from the top European Controlled Demolition professional

11. Fore-knowledge of “collapse” by media, NYPD, FDNY

Actually their "expert corroboration" a total of one guy, Danny Jowenko, extends only to WTC7, he specifically states that the twin towers were not demolished. For some reason that is not listed here as a reason the twin towers were not demolished. I guess his expert status ran out. And he did not conduct a scientific analysis of the collapse, he watched a Youtube video.

And what is with this "fore-knowledge" [sic], I thought this was sudden and unexpected?

Now the list for the twin towers is a lot of the same garbage, but remember the "into its own footprint" point? Well here it is again:

9. 1,400 foot diameter field of equally distributed debris – outside of building footprint

So let's get that straight. If it falls into its own footprint, that is evidence of controlled demolition, except in cases where it doesn't fall into its own footprint, in which case that is evidence of controlled demolition!

He then lists what was missing from the collapse:

And exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire, i.e.

1. Slow onset with large visible deformations

Hello, maybe all of you elite engineers should actually try reading the engineering report done on this.

Update: I finally found their membership list. In typical truther fashion, they admit anyone, including surveyors, urban planners and electrical engineers.