Truther Dare

“If you tell a big enough lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Paul Josef Goebbels

These words are often attributed to Adolf Hitler. He wrote the same message in Mein Kampf. In many ways, the words of Goebbels and Hitler are interchangeable. Even their rhetorical styles were almost identical. The commonality is propaganda; forming and controlling public opinion. It is the ultimate slight of hand. “Fool me once. Shame on you! Fool me twice. Shame on me.” George W. Bush tried to recite this in public, once, and he forgot all the words.

I know better than to write this. I have been cautioned by persons who lump my opinions, here, with my thoughts and skepticism about the JFK assassination. No one really cares what I think. It doesn’t matter; not at all. Kennedy is dead and buried. It happened. Move on. Alienating people, slapping them in the face with my version of reality, is one thing. Appearing to embrace a “conspiracy theory” is something else. Doing so runs the risk of being dumped into the abyss populated by those pesky conspiracy theorists, promulgators of urban legend, and anathema to polite society. So, let me state, at the outset, I really don’t bother thinking about sensational urban legends all that often, and much of what Alex Jones purports to be truth, I find to be amusing at best, insulting to my intelligence, at the very least. This being said, here is my thesis statement, “The American public was lied to, over and over, by government, the news media, and the 9-11 commission. It didn’t happen that way. It couldn’t have. What we have been told, for over a decade, is impossible. It is a lie.”

I’m not going to foolishly delve into esoteric theories of engineering. I’m not an engineer. Neither am I an architect. My work was far more pedestrian than either of those fields. I was a firefighter. I only understand a little bit about thermodynamics. Thermodynamics is what I hope to address. Mine is not textbook knowledge. It is a working knowledge. It is common sense.

 American commercial airlines utilize a fuel very similar to kerosene, Jet-A. This fuel has a burning temperature, in open air, of under 350 degrees Celsius. Most fire training academies teach recruits to fight Jet-A fuel spills with an inch and a half fire hose. One man, with an inch and a half nozzle set at a fifteen degree fog pattern, at a rate of up to one hundred fifty gallons per minute, can sweep the fire from its fuel source, extinguishing it. He can do this alone. Nothing more is needed.

The WTC fires were open air fires. Structural steel used in the WTC buildings was tested at 2000 degrees Celsius. The buildings were designed to endure impact from aircraft, specifically, a Boeing 707, the largest aircraft at the time of their construction. Regardless of the quantity of fuel or time involved, burning temperature either gradually diminishes or remains constant, unless oxygen is directly forced into the mixture, as with an acetylene torch, where temperature is greatly increased. Forcing oxygen into the fuel-air ratio results in complete combustion and an absence of smoke. Absence of smoke is paramount. Billowing clouds of smoke were clearly visible in the WTC fires. This determines incomplete combustion, burning in open air, an indicator of lower burning temperatures, roughly 17.5% of the temperature to which the steel had been tested. Jet fuel neither weakened nor melted the WTC structural steel. It couldn’t have. Something else had to.

New York’s Empire State Building was not built with enhanced structural steel, nor was it erected utilizing modern construction methods. Photographic records demonstrate the historic method of hand placing rivets in its construction. On July 28, 1945, the Empire State building was impacted by a B-25 bomber. The crash made a hole in the building, but the building remained standing. Fire damaged combustible materials, and did not cause major structural damage. World War II era aircraft were powered by aviation fuel. Aviation fuel is gasoline. Gasoline burns hotter than kerosene.  Therefore, a greater potential exists for gasoline to weaken steel, and it didn’t. Military aircraft, during World War II, burned 100 octane gasolines. The higher the octane number is, the hotter the burn will be. The fuel carried by the B-25, which crashed into the Empire State Building, was a far hotter burning fuel than that carried in the jets, which crashed into the WTC buildings, and the structure was nowhere near as sound. The Empire State Building remained standing. The WTC buildings fell to earth.

Other similar crashes have happened, involving jets into buildings. Of special note, is one which occurred in Venezuela, where the building remained standing, despite being impacted in the same way as the World Trade Center buildings. Considering prolonged high rise fires, and a potential for structural weakening, New York and other American cities have born witness to several notable blazes, involving even the World Trade Center, with no building collapse. On August 5, 1970, One New York Plaza burned for over six hours between the thirty second and thirty sixth floors. On February 23, 1991, One Meridian Plaza, in Philadelphia, burned for eighteen hours, across eight floors. It was called the most significant fire of the century. May 4, 1988, the First Interstate Bank Building in Los Angeles burned for four hours, involving four floors. Like the Empire State Building, none of these buildings fell. The Twin Towers survived major fires in 1975 and 1999. On September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center burned for fifty six, and one hundred three minutes, respectively, before dramatically collapsing, completely, to the ground. If fire hadn’t weakened the buildings before, and if fire hadn’t weakened buildings which burned for four, six, and eighteen hours, over multiple floors, it is highly unlikely that fire, alone, burning for a maximum of one hundred three minutes, could cause structural weakness or failure, resulting in total collapse.

One might argue apples and oranges about the crash of a propeller driven aircraft’s mass and velocity, nearly seventy years ago, compared to that of a modern jet passenger plane. Granted, there is no comparison. However, neither is there in their fuels’ burning temperatures. One hundred octane gasolines reach a much higher temperature than kerosene, and yet, the Empire State building suffered no major structural damage, only the expected fire damage, after being struck by a B-25. The WTC buildings dramatically fell to earth, while other, modern buildings equally struck by aircraft, and others which burned for much longer, stood.

Fire was not the cause of the collapse of the WTC buildings; nor was the impact. Something else caused this. Numerous comments were made, by media personnel, that the collapse of the WTC buildings closely resembled planned demolitions, where lower floors were detonated before the upper floors, allowing for a controlled collapse. Witnesses described multiple explosions, and strange, lateral puffs of smoke, inferior to the fire floors, preceding the collapse of the buildings. The National Institute of Science and Technology performed no tests for explosive residue. NIST admitted that they were unable to provide any explanation for the twin towers’ collapse.

Janette McKinlay lived directly across the street from the World Trade Center. On the morning of the WTC disaster, Ms. McKinlay was at home, in her apartment, and witnessed the destruction. The windows of her apartment blew in. The debris cloud from the WTC burst in through what had been her windows. Controversy, spoken of by so many news commentators, as to whether or not the buildings were victims of a controlled demolition piqued Janette’s curiosity. Friends of hers were acquainted with a Dr. Stephen Jones, of BYU, PhD in physics, from Vanderbilt University. Prior to teaching at BYU, Dr. Jones worked at Los Alamos, a site of advanced explosive study, including the development of the Atomic Bomb. Janette McKinlay sent Dr. Jones dust samples from the debris cloud which invaded her apartment.  Electron microscopy, chemical analysis, testing with a differential scanning calorimeter, and residue from molten iron revealed nano-thermite particles in the dust from Janette McKinlay’s apartment. Thermite is an explosive which evolved from a chemical developed to weld railroad tracks together. During World War II, it was deployed by US Army Rangers to sabotage German artillery on D-Day. It was used to melt the armour of enemy tanks. Thermite is more than capable of melting structural steel. Nano-thermite is a modern version of Thermite. It is a very recent development, created in government explosives labs much like Los Alamos. Nano-thermite is Thermite on steroids.

Salvage and overhaul of ground zero revealed puddles of molten metal, which remained until they were finally cooled to extinguishment, by a constant barrage of water, three months later, on December 13, 2001. The deployment of Nano-thermite leaves a residue of molten iron. The WTC disaster is the longest burning structural fire in history. Fire from jet fuel could not have brought the buildings down. Other buildings have suffered similar fates, yet remain standing. The presence of Nano-thermite in the dust from the WTC collapse indicates its use in their destruction. The denial of NIST, of any involvement of explosive having been used, in light of all this, poses serious questions as to the veracity of this agency. The obvious fact that hazardous materials, such as Nano-thermite, are never transported on commercial aircraft, nor would they be found in a janitorial closet, poses the question of “How did it get there?”

What inspired NIST’s denial? The American public was lied to, over and over, by government, the news media, and the 9-11 commission. It didn’t happen that way. It couldn’t have. The finding of explosive residue in the rubble is irrefutable. What we have been told, for over a decade, is impossible. It is a lie. The question is, “Why?”


About Stefan Jacke

MagicRobert presented me with a vellum document, composed in an insane script. We were in a well secured vault in the Michener Library. His face exploded into a broad smile, as he saw me recognize the words, "That government governs best which governs least." It was a copy of "On Civil Disobedience" in the author's own hand. The experience called to mind a conversation Henry David Thoreau had with Ralph Waldo Emerson, as Thoreau sat in a jail cell, incarcerated for protesting the Mexican War. Emerson asked, "David, what are you doing in there?" Thoreau responded, "The point is, Ralph, what are you doing out there?" Once, long ago, I jumped off of big red trucks, lifted weights, and cleaned toilets for a living. Then I wrestled drunks, ran around in circles, and got splattered with blood and all manner of body fluids for a living. Now I enjoy the stillness of early morning in my rocking chair on the porch, with a hot cup of coffee, trying in vain to forget the past. Thank you, Robert!
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