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Rethinking 9/11

It’s been more than a decade since the Twin Towers fell.  Probably due to time passed, it seems people just don’t think deeply about it anymore.  We tend to remember where we were and what we were doing (if we are old enough to do so), but the events seem somewhat distant, and have for some time now.  It is often the experience that we are better able to study something with the calm, scientific approach needed after the emotion has worn off.  The search for truth knows no timeframes and has no agendas.  For this reason, today’s homework assignment will hit one aspect of September 11th–the finding of nano-thermite in dust samples collected from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.  This will be the focus for two reasons:  First, as arguments were compared on all aspects of the 9/11 debate, the de-bunkers seemed to go to the ad-homonym (personal) attack, rather than stick to facts on this one.  Second, this provides a pivotal argument.  Either nano-thermite was discovered or it wasn’t.  If it was, then it proves a high level conspiracy of some sort.  If it wasn’t, while not necessarily disproving a conspiracy on 9/11, then there is a conspiracy just as large to have produced the following report.  I’ll quote the summary, the full report is available (in PDF) at:

 “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 100nm 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 deg. 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.”

Far be it for me to tell anyone how to think or what is true or not.  I post this because, in my experience, almost everyone has an opinion about 9/11, but very few have ever done the cold, hard research to have any idea what their opinion is based on.  I would encourage everyone to be informed at a minimum and share what they find to help others to come to a better understanding.  To aid this process, I’ll include one of the best de-bunking sites I have found:, as well as a link to a major pro-conspiracy site:  I would also suggest the studier google “Operation Northwoods”, and read both sides of this debate.

In my opinion, Operation Northwoods, which includes a number of plans our government had for false flag attacks against ourselves to get public opinion to support war against Cuba answers the question as to whether it is possible that such things could be self inflicted.  Most of the arguments covered by both sides require a lot of scientific knowledge.  In debate terms, both tend to make their point quite well without a clear winner in most cases.  The nano-thermite argument seems to be the exception, and requires a huge conspiracy of its own to have nine academics, numerous students and a peer review journal buy into it’s existence.  Nano-thermite can only be produced in a few labs in the United States.  In order for this study to not quickly be debunked, the academics who did it would have to have come up with nano-thermite from somewhere, adding labs to the journals, students, and academics in on their conspiracy.  I personally have many questions from my research of 9/11 and would be glad to hear any thoughts or perspectives from anyone who feels they have something to share or add.  The point of this posting is not to convince or not convince, but to ask for an open mind and calm research and expand my own understanding if not that of others.


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  1. On October 17th, 2001, five weeks after 9/11, my wife, son and I were returning from Paris landing at the JFK airport. I remember the day plainly because it was my son’s birthday, and he bragged that on his birthday he saw the cities of Paris, NYC and SLC on the same day, and his day was actually more than 24 hours long because of the jet-lag. When descending for the landing at JFK airport, my wife was convinced that she would be able to look out the jet window and see the Statue of Liberty. (She never found it, and I don’t even know if it would be visible from the flight paths of the JFK.) When we landed, we had to go to a different terminal to catch the next flight out, so while outside the terminals, she looked desperately to see if she could see the Statue on the horizon. All we could really see on the horizon was a huge pillar of thick, black smoke rising hundreds of feet into the sky. We wondered what was on fire, so i asked. To our surprise, we found out the thick smoke was from the still-burning sub-basements of the WTC. I was incredulous that the fire had been impossible to extinguish even 5 weeks after 9/11, even though fire fighters had already been dousing the site 24/7 for 5 weeks. My mind struggled to explain how two jets crashing into two buildings could make 3 skyscrapers fall down and leave fires even 5 weeks later. (The fires in the sub-basements were not extinguished until almost Christmas, December 20th if I’m not mistaken.)

    This experience of mine leads me to believe in the nano-thermite theory, because otherwise, the fires would not have taken months to extinguish.

  2. The Northwoods documents are scary, when you read them through the hindsight of 9/11. In 1963, the Joint Chiefs of Staff submitted a plan to JFK to drum up popular support for a war with Cuba by staging a false-flag attack upon ourselves so we could blame it on Cuba. Here was one of the plans in the Operation Northwoods: A military plane would be painted to resemble a commercial airliner, and it would be converted to a drone so it could be flown by remote control. A second commercial plane would have some hand-picked passengers who were CIA and FBI agents, and these passengers would be given false identities. This commercial plane would be flown over Cuban airspace while the painted-up military drone would fly in its radar shadow. When the military plane was in its shadow, the commercial plane with passengers would duck out and land safely. Meanwhile, the drone plane would broadcast a fake MayDay signal, and then be blown up by remote control. The exploding plane would be blamed on Cuba, and the passengers (who landed safely) would be given mock funerals.

    This plan for inciting anger towards Cuba was not OK’d by JFK, but when reading what our military was suggesting even in 1963, and in light of the attacks of 9/11, you really get freaked-out that the 9/11 attacks are so similar! Really makes you realize your own government and military are so capable of deception merely for the Military/Industrial Complex we were warned about.

  3. Sad, it is, that months after posting this, there are no other comments. The earth-changing event of 9/11 just is not important enough for most people to even care about. People are either willfully ignorant, or are exercising cognitive dissonance.


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