Posted by: Khepera | Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Science Study: Munitions Materials Found in World Trade Center Dust

There are a lot of questions which remain unanswered for many clear-thinking Americans — and others worldwide — regarding the attack on the World Trade Center. As some of you may know, an international team of scientists did a thorough and well documented study of some of the remains, and have recently published a report Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe in the esteemed The Open Chemical Physics Journal.  This is the first report of which I am aware that engages evidence that something other than a collision with an airliner was the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Center.  While there are may who have postulated such theories — myself included — many of those naysayers pointed to a profound lack of physical evidence, particular evidence gathered & analyzed by rigorous scientific method.  It would seem that this study resolves that issue in a far from trivial way. I encourage all to inform themselves, in depth, on this topic.

Dr. Niels Harrit, Copenhagen, was part of a team of independent scientists from Denmark, Australia & the USA who conducted the research & analysis which led to this study.  I encourage you to view an interview with him, held on the site Gulli:News.  You may find that some of the questions pressed by their readers are similar to your own, and the answers/references may well surprise you. You can download the PDF here.

It is important to add that substances like the residues and unignited fragments of nano-engineered thermitic pyrotechnics in the debris from the towers are likely to have chemical ‘signatures’ providing links to their source of manufacture.  Thus far, I have yet to encounter any discussion of this.  Now, some will argue that even if the manufaturer of the material is found to be American that it is still no proof of collusion on the part of the US government, etc. in the destruction of the towers.  The same was claimed during some of the anthrax attacks when they traced their source of manufacture to US labs.  Yet, we are left to ask, even if one would claim these materials were stolen, acquired, etc., then used by enemies of this country, what culpability, if any rests with the manufacturer for maintaining security and inventory tracking for their products?  Yes, we are the munitions & weapons provider to the world.  Perhaps, if we scaled back on such production, or more effectively policed the grey & black markets in such materiel, their global proliferation would be significantly reduced.  But, of course, this would seriously cut into the profits of those who are already insanely wealthy, and would be seen as an unrealistic *restraint of trade,* not to mention a contravention of the sacred premises of unbridled capitalism.  So we are left to query to what extent we have contributed to our own demise.

Here is the abstract from the report:

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures. Separation of components using methyl ethyl ketone demonstrated that elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When ignited in a DSC device the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 °C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

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