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April 11 2006 8:45 AM   QuickQuote Quote  




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http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635198488,00.html

Physicist says heat substance felled WTC

Extremely hot fires caused structures to fail, BYU expert says

By Suzanne Dean
For the Deseret Morning News


EPHRAIM - A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse.

"It looks like thermite with sulfur added, which really is a very clever idea," Steven Jones, professor of physics at BYU, told a meeting of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters at Snow College Friday.

The government requires standard explosives to contain tag elements enabling them to be traced back to their manufacturers. But no tags are required in aluminum and iron oxide, the materials used to make thermite, he said. Nor, he said, are tags required in sulfur.

Jones is co-chairman, with James H. Fetzer, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of college faculty members who believe conspirators other than pilots of the planes were directly involved in bringing down New York's Trade Towers.

The group, which Jones said has 200 members, maintains a Web site at www.st911.org. A 40-page paper by Jones, along with other peer-reviewed and non-reviewed academic papers, are posted on the site.

Last year, Jones presented various arguments for his theory that explosives or incendiary devices were planted in the Trade Towers, and in WTC 7, a smaller building in the Trade Center complex, and that those materials, not planes crashing into the buildings, caused the buildings to collapse.

At that time, he mentioned thermite as the possible explosive or incendiary agent. But Friday, he said he is increasingly convinced that thermite and sulfur were the root causes of the 9/11 disaster.

He told college professors and graduate students from throughout Utah gathered for the academy meeting that while almost no fire, even one ignited by jet fuel, can cause structural steel to fail, the combination of thermite and sulfur "slices through steel like a hot knife through butter."

He ticked off several pieces of evidence for his thermite fire theory:

First, he said, video showed a yellow, molten substance splashing off the side of the south Trade Tower about 50 minutes after an airplane hit it and a few minutes before it collapsed. Government investigators ruled out the possibility of melting steel being the source of the material because of the unlikelihood of steel melting. The investigators said the molten material must have been aluminum from the plane.

But, said Jones, molten aluminum is silvery. It never turns yellow. The substance observed in the videos "just isn't aluminum," he said. But, he said, thermite can cause steel to melt and become yellowish.

Second, he cited video pictures showing white ash rising from the south tower near the dripping, liquefied metal. When thermite burns, Jones said, it releases aluminum-oxide ash. The presence of both yellow-white molten iron and aluminum oxide ash "are signature characteristics of a thermite reaction," he said.

Another item of evidence, Jones said, is the fact that sulfur traces were found in structural steel recovered from the Trade Towers. Jones quoted the New York Times as saying sulfidization in the recovered steel was "perhaps the deepest mystery uncovered in the (official) investigation." But, he said, sulfidization fits the theory that sulfur was combined with thermite to make the thermite burn even hotter than it ordinarily would.

Jones said a piece of buil
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April 11 2006 8:58 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
i thought this said termites.
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April 11 2006 10:03 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
It changes every week.
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April 11 2006 10:14 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:Steve

It changes every week.



Yep. every week.
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April 11 2006 10:59 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
It changes every week.


This is not a change at all. This is what I and thousands of other 911 researchers have said since 2002. Thermite is used routinely in controlled demolitions, as it burns at 4000 degrees F and can easily melt (and cut through) steel.
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April 11 2006 11:09 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
The sulfur part is an interesting new addition to the theory, however. You'd think there'd be more yellowish smoke than what was seen on 9/11 though. But I have no doubt that thermite was used.
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April 11 2006 11:30 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I disagree completely. It allows the individual to read news and information he / she would not get from mainstream media, and to make up his / her mind from all the facts from all the sources, all together.

Mainstream American television only gives a voice to the highly paid government shills, and on the rare occasions when truth is spoken on TV, it is almost never repeated or given much coverage. The Internet allows the individual to analyze the mainstream media like never before.

That's why the only people who still believe the government's story of what happened on 9/11 are those who are either too chicken or braindead to do the research for themselves, or they're paid extremely well to believe the same bullshit they spew.
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April 11 2006 2:03 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:Broken Skull


If there is one thing the interent has done, it has given every quack a voice and a followoing of easily led automatons.



... just like the mainstream media...
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