|EVIDENCE OF THERMITE
Photographic evidence strongly suggests that the secure computer rooms
in both towers contained forms of Thermite, which had been pre-placed to
destroy evidence and facilitate the collapse of the immense steel-frame
towers while creating a deadly pyrotechnic spectacle.
examining the photographic and physical evidence, Professor Steven E. Jones
of Brigham Young University has concluded that the yellow and white glowing
metal pouring from the east corner of the 81st floor of the South Tower
was, most likely, molten iron created by a Thermite reaction.
It could not have been molten aluminum as the federal government's Final
Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers (NIST, 2005)
speculates, Jones says, because, among other things, molten aluminum at
that temperature would appear silver-grey in daylight conditions.
Having tested pieces of hardened molten metal from the twin towers,
Jones found that they were composed primarily of iron, not structural steel.
This is positive physical evidence of an aluminothermic reaction, more
commonly known as Thermite, having occurred in conjunction with the collapse
of the twin towers and WTC 7.
Aluminothermics refers to the intense exothermic (heat producing) reactions
that occur when powdered aluminum is mixed with powdered iron oxide and/or
other elements and oxides. Copper, potassium permanganate, zinc-
and barium nitrate are among the additives Jones has found evidence of
in the dust from the World Trade Center.
The Thermite reaction produces an extremely hot reaction (up to 2500
°C or 4500 °F), which creates molten iron and aluminum oxide.
The molten iron produced from Thermite is white hot and the aluminum oxide
is a white smoke.
EVIDENCE OF SULFIDATION
Thermate is a variant of Thermite that contains additives to enhance
certain effects. It may contain pyrotechnic additives, such as barium
nitrate, for incendiary purposes.
The addition of barium nitrate increases its thermal effect, creates
flame in burning and significantly reduces the ignition temperature.
The addition of 2 percent sulfur to Thermite improves the steel-cutting
properties by creating a eutectic that will melt steel at much lower temperatures.
Eutectic comes from the Greek word "eutektos," which means "easily melted."
Thermate cuts through steel like "a warm knife through butter," Jones says.
The FEMA-sponsored Building Performance Study of 2002 contains
evidence of melted steel caused by sulfidation and oxidation. This
is found in the "Limited Metallurgical Examination" written by Professor
Jonathan Barnett. The NIST report, however, fails to address the
evidence of sulfidation found in the structural steel from the WTC.
Barnett examined two pieces of melted steel: one from the WTC
7, the other from the Twin Towers. About the first piece, Barnett
wrote: "The thinning of the steel occurred by a high-temperature
corrosion due to the combination of oxidation and sulfidation." This
was done by "a eutectic mixture of iron, oxygen, and sulfur that liquefied
the steel," he concluded.
Barnett found the same sulfidation in the piece of melted steel from
the Twin Towers. "The severe corrosion and subsequent erosion of
Samples 1 and 2 are a very unusual event," Barnett wrote. "No clear
explanation for the source of the sulfur has been identified."
Professor Jones points to Thermate, with 2 percent sulfur, as being
the most likely culprit. The oxidation and sulfidation of the steel
requires the oxygen and sulfur being "intimately in contact with the metal
at high temperature," Jones said.
VISIBLE EVIDENCE OF THERMATE
The molten iron seen falling from the South Tower's eastern corner before
it collapsed must have weighed many tons. One cubic meter of iron
weighs about 8.5 tons and it certainly looks like several cubic meters
poured from the 81st floor shortly before it collapsed. But what
could have been the source of so much iron on the 81st floor?
The NIST report gives no answers to this crucial question. In
this respect, the NIST report is a good example of studied ignorance.
Not only does NIST fail to provide any information about what was on the
crucial floors of the South Tower (79, 81, and 82), but they actually suggest
that these floors contained normal office materials.
"There were vigorous fires on the east side of the 80th through 83rd
floors, especially on the northeast end of the 81st and 82nd floors, where
the aircraft had bulldozed the office desks and chairs and added its own
combustibles," the NIST report says in its "Account of WTC 2."
From the NIST report the reader gets the impression that these were
normal office floors with "desks and chairs," although that was definitely
not the case with the 81st floor while the contents of the 82nd and 79th
floors remain unknown.
Fuji Bank was the tenant of floors 79-82, yet for some reason the NIST
researchers were unable or unwilling to provide any description of the
contents of these crucial floors – four years after 9/11.
A former Japanese bank employee recently came forward and explained
that the 81st floor was an entire floor of server-size computer batteries:
Fuji Bank had reinforced the 81st floor, he said, so the floor could
support more weight. The entire floor was then filled with server-size
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) batteries.
These units were bolted to a raised floor about 3 feet above the reinforced
81st floor. "The whole floor was batteries," he said, "huge battery-looking
things." They were "all black" and "solid, very heavy" things that
had been brought in during the night. They had been put in place
during the summer prior to 9/11, he said.
But were they really batteries or were they Thermate?
"It's weird," he said. "They were never turned on."
PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF THERMATE
Were these batteries the source of the molten iron seen falling from
the 81st floor? Was Thermate in these "batteries"? Is there
evidence to prove Thermate was used on the 81st floor?
Before addressing these questions, allow me to explain how Thermate
have been used in the crash zones (this is just a speculation
for those of you who often ask us to provide a scenario on what may have
The perverse terrorist team that planned the destruction of
the Twin Towers apparently used Hollywood expertise to create an incendiary
They employed remote control devices and precision guidance systems
to fly the planes into the towers at precisely the points where they had
pre-placed explosives and Thermate incendiary bombs.
Immediately before the planes, or specially prepared drones, hit the
towers, missiles carried beneath the fuselage or wing were fired into the
buildings. These missiles, which apparently contained depleted uranium
(DU), caused the white flashes seen before the planes hit the towers.
This white flash is evidence of a pyrophoric white-hot uranium penetrator,
which bores through everything it hits and creates a super-heated space
as it burns at extremely hot temperatures. Asked if a white-hot
DU penetrator would set off Thermate, Jones said, "Definitely."
More about the uranium possibility here:
The DU penetrator would carry on through the tower unless it were stopped
by a core column or some other extremely dense object. In fact, a
white-hot burning object with the characteristics of a DU penetrator is
clearly seen coming out ahead of the fireball that engulfed the South Tower.
If DU missiles were used, they would have created a super-heated
space in which any combustible, such as atomized jet fuel, explosives,
or Thermate, would ignite immediately.
While the orange and black fireballs caused by the burning jet fuel
are easily recognized in photographs, there is visible evidence of Thermate
seen in the dust and smoke – the conspicuous white smoke of aluminum oxide.
THE WHITE SMOKE OF WTC 1
On the 95th floor of WTC 1, Marsh & McLennan had a "large walled
data center," a secure computer room along the north and east sides of
the tower. And that's exactly where the plane hit – the north wall
of the 95th floor.
The plane struck the North Tower right in the middle of the north face.
The nose of the plane struck the 130th perimeter column at the 96th floor
slab and something, perhaps the nose landing gear, carried on right through
the middle of the building and severed three columns on the south side
of the tower.
An image caught on video immediately after the plane struck the tower
shows a huge fireball engulfing the north face of the building where the
plane hit. But from the east side of the tower a suspicious huge
white dust cloud is emerging that looks like an exploding bale of cotton
It is pure white and shows no signs of burning jet fuel. This
white dust is emerging from the east wall of the tower, from the level
and side occupied by the computer room.
Photo below: One frame from the Naudet video. You can
watch the high-resolution video by renting the DVD called 9/11, the
Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition
Professor Jones, when shown this photo, said, "It looks very much like
aluminum oxide dust." The white smoke is clearly coming out of the
east side of the building and is also seen behind the orange and sooty
cloud that is rising on the north side of the tower.
It is very clear that two very different materials are exploding in
the crash area: jet fuel and some form of Thermate, which is producing
the telltale white smoke.
The NIST report does not mention the white smoke or dust seen coming
out of the north tower and attributes these clouds to 10,000 gallons of
burning fuel mixed with dust:
|Atomized jet fuel is highly flammable (similar to kerosene), so both
the hot debris and the numerous pieces of electrical and electronic gear
in the offices were more than sufficient as ignition sources.
A surge of combusting fuel rapidly filled the floors, mixing with dust
from the pulverized walls and floor slabs.
The pressure created by the heated gases forced the ignited mist out
the entrance gash and blown-out windows on the east and south sides of
The resulting fireballs could be seen for miles, precipitating many
Isn't it odd that the explosion, which was supposedly caused by jet
fuel combusting in the middle of the building, did not affect the western
façade as it had the eastern?
Why did the east side of the building react so differently from the
west side? And why is the smoke coming from the east side such a
bright white and completely lacking any of the characteristics of burning
Is this where Thermate incendiary devices had been placed – in the computer
room of Marsh & McLennan? If Thermate bombs had been pre-placed
in the 95th floor computer room, who put them there?
Certainly Marsh & McLennan must know or have records of who had
access to that room and what was in it. This information needs to