Umfrage:Wurde World Trade Center 7 gesprengt ?

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Anlässlich des kürzlich erschienen Artikels Explosive News in der konservativen US-Tageszeitung The Washington Times, bitte ich die Community um ein kurzes Feedback, zu einer seit Jahren heiß diskutierten Frage: Was verursachte den Kollaps des World Trade Center 7 ?

Als Entscheidungshilfe hier noch ein paar links, beginnend mit einer Videocompilation unterschiedlicher Filmaufnahmen des Einsturzes:






Das WTC 7 hatte 47 Stockwerke bei einer Höhe von 174 Metern. Es waren die Bankengesellschaften Salomon Smith Barney, American Express Bank International, Standard Chartered Bank und Provident Financial Management, sowie die Versicherungsunternehmen ITT Hartford Insurance Group, First State Management Group, Inc., Federal Home Loan Bank und National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) (NAIC Securities) in dem Gebäude untergebracht. Außerdem arbeiteten in dem Hochhaus Mitarbeiter der Strafverfolgungsbehörde United States Secret Service (USSS), der Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), des Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), der Bundessteuerbehörden IRS, des US-Verteidigungsministerium und des New Yorker Emergency Operations Center (EOC, deutsch: New Yorker Noteinsatzzentrale für Katastrophen und Terroranschläge, sowie der US-Börsenaufsicht SEC und der Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In der Einleitung zum Abschlussbericht des Einsturzes des WTC 7 verkündete das National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unter anderem:

"What we found was that uncontrolled building fires—similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings—caused an extraordinary event, the collapse of World Trade Center 7.This is the first time that we are aware of, that a building taller than about 15 stories has collapsed primarily due to fires.(...)This study has identified thermal expansion as a new phenomenon that can cause structural collapse. For the first time we have shown that fire can induce a progressive collapse.(...) Our take-home message today is that the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery. WTC 7 collapsed because of fires fueled by office furnishings. It did not collapse from explosives or from diesel fuel fires.

Eine Replik auf die Ergebnisse und Methoden des National Institute of Standards and Technology findet sich in diesem Artikel von David Ray Griffin. Auszug aus "Why NIST’s Final 9/11 Report is Unscientific and False":

"Before going into details, let me point out that, if NIST did engage in fraudulent science, this would not be particularly surprising. NIST is an agency of the US Department of Commerce. During the years it was writing its World Trade Center reports, therefore, it was an agency of the Bush-Cheney administration. In 2004, the Union of Concerned Scientists put out a document charging this administration with “distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends.” By the end of the Bush administration, this document had been signed by over 15,000 scientists, including 52 Nobel Laureates and 63 recipients of the National Medal of Science.(...)

Some of the evidence ignored by NIST is physical evidence that explosives were used to bring down WTC 7.Swiss-Cheese Steel: I will begin with the piece of steel from WTC 7 that had been melted so severely that it looked like Swiss cheese. Explaining why it called this “the deepest mystery uncovered in the investigation,” James Glanz wrote: “The steel apparently melted away, but no fire in any of the buildings was believed to be hot enough to melt steel outright.” Glanz’s statement was, in fact, quite an understatement. The full truth is that the fires in the building could not have brought the steel anywhere close to the temperature – about 1,482°C (2,700°F) – needed for it to melt. The professors who reported this piece of steel in the appendix to the FEMA report said: “A detailed study into the mechanisms [that caused] this phenomenon is needed.” Arden Bement, who was the director of NIST when it took on the WTC project, said that NIST’s report would address “all major recommendations contained in the [FEMA] report.” But when NIST issued its report on WTC 7, it did not mention this piece of steel with the Swiss-cheese appearance. Indeed, NIST even claimed that not a single piece of steel from WTC 7 had been recovered.(...)

Nanothermite Residue: What was that? A report by several scientists, including chemist Niels Harrit of the University of Copenhagen, showed that the WTC dust contained unreacted nanothermite, which – unlike ordinary thermite, which is an incendiary – is a high explosive. This report by Harrit and his colleagues, who included Steven Jones and Kevin Ryan, did not appear until 2009, several months after the publication of NIST’s final report in November 2008.(...)A reporter asked Michael Newman, a NIST spokesman, about this failure, saying: “What about that letter where NIST said it didn’t look for evidence of explosives?” Newman replied: “Right, because there was no evidence of that.” “But,” asked the reporter “how can you know there’s no evidence if you don’t look for it first?” Newman replied: “If you’re looking for something that isn’t there, you’re wasting your time . . . and the taxpayers’ money.” (...)

There had been several credible reports of explosions. A reporter for the New York Daily News, said: There was a rumble. The building's top row of windows popped out. Then all the windows on the thirty-ninth floor popped out. Then the thirty-eighth floor. Pop! Pop! Pop! was all you heard until the building sunk into a rising cloud of gray.NYPD officer Craig Bartmer said: I was real close to Building 7 when it fell down. . . . All of a sudden. . . I looked up, and . . . the thing started pealing in on itself. . . . I started running . . . and the whole time you're hearing “boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.” Reports from Hess and Jennings from Inside WTC 7: Besides ignoring these and other reports of explosions made by people outside Building 7, NIST distorted the testimony of two highly credible men who were inside: Michael Hess, who was New York City’s corporation counsel, and Barry Jennings, the deputy director of the Emergency Services Department of the New York City Housing Authority.(...)

NIST Admits Free Fall: Amazingly, NIST did acknowledge free fall in its final report. It tried to disguise it, but the admission is there on page 607. Dividing the building’s descent into three stages, it describes the second phase as “a freefall descent over approximately eight stories at gravitational acceleration for approximately 2.25 seconds. “Gravitational acceleration” is a synonym for free fall acceleration."

Der Kollaps des WTC 7 wurde im Bericht der 9/11 Comission nicht erwähnt.

Was brachte WTC 7 in Sekundenschnelle zu Fall:Bürofeuer oder Sprengstoff ?

22:45 12.06.2010
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