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Video evidence also showed unambiguously that the collapse progressed from the top to the bottom, and there was no evidence ... of any blast or explosions in the region below the impact and fire floors as the top building sections ... began their downward movement upon collapse initiation. In summary, NIST found no corroborating evidence for alternative hypotheses suggesting that the WTC towers were brought down by controlled demolition using explosives. [NIST]

9/11 WTC Explosions:
The Official Collapse Theory Implodes

NIST is adamant that the twin towers' collapses were initiated by nothing more than aircraft impacts, office fires and gravity. The following video details a gravity driven demolition and compares it to the collapse of WTC 1. Please watch it carefully.

If the WTC collapses were driven by gravity then it stands to reason that there would be many large pieces of wreckage following the collapses.

This wasn't the case.

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"You have two 110 story office buildings. You don't find a desk. You don't find a chair. You don't find a telephone, a computer. The biggest piece of a telephone I found was half of the keypad ... The building collapsed to dust."
Peter Tully, president of [Tully Construction], was, notably, the only person willing to speak openly with AFP about his work at the WTC site. ... “Think of the thousands of file cabinets, computers, and telephones in those towers—I never saw one—every thing was pulverized,” Tully said. “Everything that was above grade—above the 6th and 7th floor—disintegrated . . . it was like an explosion.” Tully Construction specializes in concrete. AFP asked Tully if he had ever seen concrete pulverized as it was at the WTC. “No—never,” he said. [AFP]

Floors would fall at near freefall speed if explosives eliminated the support of the buildings' cores. The end result of quarter mile high 110 story buildings smashing down would be total obliteration at ground level.

So is there any evidence of explosives in the buildings?

Yes.

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"If you could plan ... the worst case scenario high rise mission ... you had it on 9/11. There were numerous secondary explosions taking place in that building, they were continuous explosions."
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"There was a secondary explosion, probably a device, either planted before or in the aircraft that did not explode until an hour later."
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"Shortly after 9 o'clock ... [Albert Turi the Chief of Safety for the NYFD] received word of the possibility of a secondary device, that is another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could, but he said there was another explosion which took place, and then an hour after the first hit ... he said there was another explosion ... he thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building."
Lou Cacchioli, Firefighter in WTC 1: At that point, Cacchioli found one of the only functioning elevators, one only going as high as the 24th floor ... "Tommy Hetzel was with me and everybody else also gets out of the elevator when it stops on the 24th floor," said Cacchioli, "There was a huge amount of smoke. Tommy and I had to go back down the elevator for tools and no sooner did the elevators close behind us, we heard this huge explosion that sounded like a bomb. It was such a loud noise, it knocked off the lights and stalled the elevator.

"Luckily, we weren't caught between floors and were able to pry open the doors. People were going crazy, yelling and screaming. And all the time, I am crawling low and making my way in the dark with a flashlight to the staircase and thinking Tommy is right behind me. "I somehow got into the stairwell and there were more people there. When I began to try and direct down, another huge explosion like the first one hits. This one hits about two minutes later, although it's hard to tell, but I'm thinking, 'Oh. My God, these bastards put bombs in here like they did in 1993!' [Arctic Beacon]
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"...then somebody said that they saw an airliner go into one of those towers. Then ... an hour later than that we had that big explosion from much, much lower. I don't know what on earth caused that."
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" ... the bomb squad was in ..."

The collapses were preceded by explosions at the base of buildings. The following video documents four explosions.

The absence of high frequencies in the above video's audio track indicates the sounds travelled through the ground and reached the camera's microphone though a tripod.

People in the area of the World Trade Center heard three explosions prior to each collapse.

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"At 10:30 I tried to leave the building, but as I got outside I heard a second explosion ... And then a fire marshal came in and said we had to leave, because if there was a third explosion this building might not last."
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"There's the third. Down it went. The building just fell. "
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"Basically I was outside when that third explosion occurred ... the whole area turned pitch black when that third explosion happened ... this is the safest place to be right now because when when everyone was outside there were three explosions ... I'm completely covered in white smoke from that third explosion."
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"All of a sudden there was like bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, like bullet shots, and then all of a sudden three tremendous explosions and everything started coming down."

 

 

The "bullet shots" are evidence of cutter charges.

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"I was about five blocks away when I heard explosions - three thuds and turned around to see the building we just got out of ... tip over and fold in on itself."
"I started walking back up towards Vesey Street. I heard three explosions, and then we heard like groaning and grinding, and tower two started to come down.” [Kevin Darnowski -- Paramedic]
"I had heard a distant boom boom boom, sounded like three explosions. I don't know what it was. At the time, I would have said they sounded like bombs, but it was boom boom boom and then the lights all go out." [Keith Murphy -- (F.D.N.Y.)]
"We were standing underneath and Captain Stone was speaking again. We heard -- I heard 3 loud explosions. I look up and the north tower is coming down now, 1 World Trade Center." [Greg Brady -- E.M.T.]
"That's when [the North Tower] went. I looked back. You see three explosions and then the whole thing coming down." [Frank Campagna -- Firefighter]

The final explosion was widely heard and accompanied by a ground level fireball.

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"The crashes left fiery gaping holes in the 110 story buildings. Then about an hour after that there was a huge explosion at the base of the south tower..."
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"I don't know where to begin ... Let's just tell you what we went through at the time the first collapse occurred. We were 2 blocks away ... when all of a sudden we hear a rumble ... it felt like an earthquake ...  we have no idea what it is ... someone says 'subway' and all of us put it together and we say the attack is now perhaps the subway underneath us."
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"We could hear a rumble that was about 5 seconds long preceding the actual collapse, and then a boom when each of those towers collapsed."


 

More on pre-collapse ground shakes:

WTC 1 - WTC 2

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"Something ignited there ... that was an incredible explosion ... it could have been something that was planted."
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"We never really got that close to the building. The explosion blew and it knocked everybody over."
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"It was like holy hell coming down them stairs, and then when we finally got to the bottom we were coming out ... another explosion came and sent everyone flying."
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"We was in an explosion. We was in the lobby ... and they fucking ... the third explosion ... the whole lobby collapsed in on us."

"..definitely a secondary explosion."

"...on our way upstairs, the whole fucking thing blew."

"Then there was a third one (explosion)."

"Everything just let loose inside the building."
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"I remember an explosion ... I looked out the windows 'cos the windows exploded, and the street below caved in ... you could see below the street, and at that point there was like fireballs coming up..."


 

Probable cause: below ground thermite detonation.

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"As the south tower began to fall Ron Difrancesco was just reaching the exit. ... 'I looked out to Liberty Street and saw a big fireball coming. That's all I remember.' Ron Difrancesco was blown across the street. He regained consciousness days later ... he had a fractured skull and burns over 67% of his body."
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"This morning when the first tower collapsed I was standing about three blocks away with CBS News correspondent Mika Brzezinski. As a fireball rolled toward us Mika grabbed her shoes, I grabbed her hand, and we ran like hell. Thousands did. "
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"All off a sudden I heard a roar and saw one of the towers blow and then collapse ... and I saw from street level as though it exploded up a giant rolling ball of flame, and the firefighter screamed run ... and I think both of us were sure we were dead ... but somehow we escaped the flame which was immediately followed by a storm of debris."
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"It was like a blizzard, but a blizzard that wasn't cold, a blizzard that had no wind, it was just hot."
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"I was standing at the corner of Barkley Street and Washington Street ... it looked like a bomb went off and a fireball must have shot right up the street because everything on the street was completely devastated. Vehicles were burnt out, windows were blown out..."
"I said, ‘Chief, they're evacuating the other building; right?’ He said, ‘No.’ . . . I said, ‘Why not? They blew up the other one.’ I thought they blew it up with a bomb. I said, ‘If they blew up the one, you know they're gonna blow up the other one.’ [William Reynolds - Firefighter]
"At that point, a debate began to rage because. . . many people had felt that possibly explosives had taken out 2 World Trade, and officers were gathering companies together and the officers were debating whether or not to go immediately back in or to see what was going to happen with 1 World Trade at that point. The debate ended pretty quickly because 1 World Trade came down." [Christopher Fenyo - Firefighter]
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"... apparently bombs may have been placed at the base of those buildings. The mayor [says] he did not believe those blasts after the initial impact had anything to do with a gas leak."
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"Apparently when we saw the second attack ... it seemed clear it was a terrorist attack. Since that time we know that another bomb was set off at World Trade Center ... There is no more World Trade Center."
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"Do you know anything about those extra explosions we heard? ... Were they car bombs? ... What about the sewers? Are they looking for bombs in the sewers?"
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"The streets of the financial district covered with debris, in some cases ankle deep. Cars on fire, cars just turned by the force of the explosions."
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"This must have been ground zero where this thing blew up. Car after car after car, buses, completely obliterated and burned straight down to the steel. "

X shows the broadcast location.

The  fireballs travelled a long way.

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"It's just all the regular innocent folks that go about their daily work, that go about trying to figure out 'how am I going to pay the rent, how do I pay my kids dental bills?' who got everything snuffed out in this blast, in this flame, in this explosion."

Law enforcement agencies initially reported the buildings were brought down by secondary devices.

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"Police believe that there were bombers in the area after the planes hit the towers planting bombs and that may have been what caused this further devastation."
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"I spoke with some law enforcement officials moments ago .. and they told me they have reason to believe that one of the explosions at the World Trade Center, aside from the ones that may have been caused by the impact of the plane with the building, may have been caused by a van that was parked in the building that may have had some type of explosive device in it, so their fear is that there may have been explosive devices planted either in the building or in the adjacent area. "
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"Federal agencies that were down there do believe that there was some sort of explosive device somewhere else besides the planes hitting."
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"...the FBI most likely thinks that there was a car or truck packed with explosives underneath the buildings which also exploded at the same time and brought both of them down."

This is what the media said about the collapses on 9/11:

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"We've heard reports of secondary explosions after the planes impacted. Whether in fact there wasn't something else at the base of the towers that in fact were the coup de grace to bring them to the ground."
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"We remember when the World Trade Center was bombed several years ago, and the amount of explosives did not bring ... those buildings to the ground ... As this man is standing here saying they're very strong buildings and that he expected them to stand we in the background see the buildings collapse which again feeds that feeling that ... there may have been something else that brought those buildings down."
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"This is clearly, the way the structure is collapsing, this was the result of something that was planned. It's not accidental that the first tower just happened to collapse and the second tower just happened to collapse in exactly the same way. How they accomplished this we don't know."
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"I'm reasonably sure that it wasn't the impact of the planes alone that did this, I mean I think that you don't need to be an engineer to hypothesise that something else compromised them. They ... have imploded."

It is clear from the above videos that explosions occurred in the towers before and during the collapses. This begs the question as to why NIST is trying to deny the undeniable. Why doesn't their report correspond with the FBI's initial cover story and state truck bombs in the WTC basements initiated the collapses?

An explanation lies in an event which took place a few miles from the World Trade Center on the evening of 9/11:

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"CBS2 has learned ... that two men are in custody tonight after being arrested at the George Washington bridge with an entire truckload of explosives. Now I'm told those explosives could have been enough to blow up the entire span and all the cars and the people that were on it ... the explosives were destined for underneath the George Washington bridge..."

The only thing that prevented total carnage on the bridge was exemplary work by the NYPD.

If the GW bridge bomb had gone off as planned the timeline for the WTC collapses would have probably looked like the following:

08:46 Flight 11 hits WTC 1.

09:03 Flight 175 hits WTC 2.

09:4x FBI alerts New York's Office of Emergency Management that truck bombs have been located in the basement areas of the World Trade Center.

09:5x The OEM issues a collapse warning for the towers.

09:59 Truck bombs detonate in the basement area of WTC 2 initiating the collapse.

10:28 Truck bombs detonate in the basement area of WTC 1 initiating the collapse.

This timeline correlates with the videos of the day, and the wreckage caused by the GW Bridge bomb would have been used to propagandize the destructive power of truck bombs.

The CBS2 news broadcast leaves it unsaid that the men arrested with the truckload of explosives at the GW Bridge were Israelis.

This Israeli connection provided a real quandary for NIST. If their report mentioned vehicle bombs in the World Trade Center then attention would be focussed on the fact that the only people driving explosive laden trucks around New York on 9/11 were Israelis. This doesn't look good when you're trying to pin the blame on Arabs.

The cover story of truck bombs imploding the twin towers was effectively blown.

As a result, NIST's report is a half-baked collapse theory which is totally divorced from reality, and it focuses solely on the implausible scenario of office fires perfectly imploding the twin towers minutes after aircraft impacts.

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"The building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it, that was the largest plane at the time. I believe that the building could probably sustain multiple impacts of jet liners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door - this intense grid - and the plane is just a pencil puncturing that screen netting. It really does nothing to the screen netting."

NIST's report is nothing more than a smokescreen to divert attention away from the true perpetrators of 9/11 and Israel's role in events. Its aim is to eliminate difficult questions about inconsistencies in the official story, and it is succeeding. The flawed nature NIST's report has resulted in people spending countless hours analyzing WTC collapse videos instead of questioning why a potential massacre on the George Washington bridge has been covered up.

Don't be taken for a fool.

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"...there are all kinds of reasons we thought [the 9/11 Commission was] set up to fail. We got started late. We had a very short time frame, indeed we had to get it extended. We did not have enough money. They were afraid we were gonna hang somebody, that we would point the finger."

Do the research. Ignore the trivia. Expose the liars.

 

See also:

Netanyahu claimed to have predicted WTC attacks
The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11
The 9/11 Reichstag Fire
911, Iraq, PNAC, All roads lead to Israel


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