Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I betcha you that you did not know that! Now go and find out more.

Ok, this is hardly "new news". It's actually pretty old news already. But still, I decided to post this info here simply because I am under the strong feeling that the vast majority of people out there are simply not aware of these facts. So, here we go. Did you know that

I) That in 2006( three years ago!) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) dropped the famous "pancake theory" about how the WTC buildings fell on 9/11? Here is a quote from their final report:

NIST’s findings do not support the “pancake theory” of collapse, which is premised on a progressive failure of the floor systems in the WTC towers (the composite floor system—that connected the core columns and the perimeter columns—consisted of a grid of steel “trusses” integrated with a concrete slab; see diagram below). Instead, the NIST investigation showed conclusively that the failure of the inwardly bowed perimeter columns initiated collapse and that the occurrence of this inward bowing required the sagging floors to remain connected to the columns and pull the columns inwards. Thus, the floors did not fail progressively to cause a pancaking phenomenon. (source: NIST report FAQ) .

Nevermind the part about "the NIST investigation showed conclusively ...". My point is not to challenge their newest theory, but to point out that the initial "official" theory was quietly dropped and that nobody seems to be aware of that. Ask your friends and colleagues why and how the WTC buildings fell - and I betcha that you will get the "pancake theory".

II) That NIST also admitted that WTC7 fell in free-fall? Check out this video showing how NIST had to cave in to "truthers" and reluctantly admit that free fall did occur:

So, no pancaking and an officially free falling WTC7...

What to find out more?

Here is a partial list of sources I have found so far:

Videos: (watching these is the best first step)
9/11 Blueprint for Truth (2008 Edition)
Fabled Enemies
9/11 Attack on the Pentagon
9/11 Press for Truth
Improbable Collapse : The Demolition of our Republic

The 55 articles of the Journal of 9/11 Studies: (second best step)

Professional Organizations: (specialized approaches)
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
Firefighters for 9/11 Truth
Pilots for 9/11 Truth
Journalists & Other Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth
Lawyers for 9/11 Truth
Journal of 9/11 Studies (Scientists)
Patriots Question 9/11
Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice
Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth
Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth
Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth
Veterans for 9/11 Truth

Internet sites: (just a few of the hundreds out there)

I did also look at the various "debunker" sites but, frankly, their level of argumentation is so clearly dishonest (not to mention the constantly condescending and insulting tone of their arguments) that I pretty soon stopped bothering with them. Still, I will list one here which is particularly liked by debunkers:


Also - check out the "debunking" links offered here:


But, frankly, if you are interested in the "official' version you might as well read the NIST report itself.

If you can recommend any further resources, please list them in the comments section.

Many thanks in advance!

The Saker