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As a structural engineer, have you ever wondered how
the World Trade Center collaped by the airplanes?

This is a really interesting site.

http://serendipity.magnet.ch/wtc.html


<  Questions About the Events of September 11th  >

**In view of the $30 billion given annually to the
FBI, the CIA and other U.S. "intelligence" agencies,
why were these agencies completely unaware (or so they
say) of this conspiracy before they saw its results on
CNN?  And why has this (apparent) incompetence been
rewarded with yet more billions? 

The four AA and UA jets took off with an average
occupancy rate of 27%. That four airliners from major
airlines leaving from the East Coast around 9 a.m. on
a weekday for the West Coast would all have such low
occupancy rates is highly unlikely. Was the booking
system tampered with in order to ensure such low
occupancy rates (so that the passengers from all four
planes could eventually be loaded onto UA Flight 93
for elimination)? 

Why would hijackers intending to crash planes into the
WTC hijack jets taking off from Boston rather than
from someplace closer such as JFK Airport in New York?


Why would hijackers intending to crash a plane into
the Pentagon hijack a jet from Dulles Airport near
Washington DC (and thus close to the Pentagon) and
allow it to fly for 40 minutes away from its target
before turning around and flying another 40 minutes
back to it (knowing that interception by military jets
during this time would in normal circumstances have
been very likely)? 

AA Flight 77 (the jet which allegedly crashed into the
Pentagon) was allegedly hijacked at about 9 a.m., at
about the same time as the Twin Tower impacts, and its
change of course back toward Washington, or its
transponder having been turned off, would have been
known to flight controllers, who were aware of the
impacts; why, then, were U.S. Air Force jets not
scrambled to intercept AA Flight 77 forty minutes
before it (allegedly) hit the Pentagon, when there
were U.S. Air Force jets at seven locations normally
ready to take off at ten minutes' notice? 

Why are the FAA, the FBI, the CIA and the NSA refusing
to release any transcripts of communications from the
four doomed Boeings on September 11th or any records
at all relating to signals of any form transmitted by
those jets? 

Where are the black boxes (the flight data recorders
and the cockpit voice recorders) from all four jets?
These black boxes are designed to survive any crash.
Have they been examined by experts from the National
Transportation Safety Board, the agency which normally
investigates airplane crashes? If not, why not? 

In particular, what is on the FDR and the CVR from UA
Flight 93, the jet which crashed in Pennsylvania? 
Why, exactly, did this jet crash?  Was it shot down? 
"Workers at Indian Lake Marina [six miles from the
place where UA Flight 93 crashed] said that they saw a
cloud of confetti-like debris descend on the lake and
nearby farms minutes after hearing the explosion that
signaled the crash [or the attack on the jet] at 10:06
a.m. Tuesday." (Pittsburg Post Gazette, Sept. 13,
2001)  If this plane was not shot down, but rather
remained intact until hitting the ground, how could
this debris travel the six miles from the crash site
to Indian Lake in minutes when there was only a 10 mph
wind blowing?  (For wind-borne debris to travel six
miles in, say, six minutes requires a 60 mph wind.) 

Were the conversations between the pilots of the other
three hijacked planes and air traffic controllers
recorded?  If so, what did those pilots say?  Were
those recordings siezed by the FBI?  Were (alleged)
transcripts given by the FBI to the mainstream media?
Were those transcripts fabricated to provide false
evidence in support of the "Arab hijackers" story? 

Does the Fireman's Video show that the plane which hit
the North Tower did not have engines attached to the
wings and thus was not a Boeing 767? Does it reveal
that missiles were fired from this plane just before
it hit? 

Since no public TV cameras were trained on the North
Tower at the time of impact, what was the source of
the transmission of the North Tower impact which
George W. Bush says he saw before he went into the
classroom in Florida? Why did he do nothing (except
continue listening to a little girl's story about a
goat) for half an hour after he was informed that the
second jet hit the South Tower (and that America was
"under attack")? Did Bush have prior knowledge of the
WTC attack? 

Considering that all persons on board all four planes
died, how did the FBI come up so quickly with a list
of names of the alleged nineteen Arab hijackers ?
including aliases used by fourteen of them, in some
cases seven aliases (see the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, 2001-09-27)?  Why were there no
Arab names on the passenger lists at all?  Did the FBI
prepare in advance a list of the names (and aliases)
of the (alleged) "Arab hijackers" on those flights? 

Why did the South Tower collapse first, 56 minutes
after it was hit, rather than the North Tower (which
was hit first and collapsed 1 hour and 44 minutes
after being hit), even though the fire in the North
Tower (the alleged cause of the collapse) was more
intense? 

If the outer perimeter walls of the Twin Towers were
connected to the central cores only by lightweight
trusses, how was wind load on the towers transmitted
to the central core (as it must have been because the
floors did not buckle in a strong wind)? 

What exactly was the nature of the structural
connections between the outer perimeter wall and the
central core of the two towers? Is it not false that
this consisted only of lightweight flimsy trusses? Is
it not the case that the connection was actually made
with 32,000 tons of steel beams? 

Why are the architect's plans of the Twin Towers not
publicly available? 

Would jet fuel burning in an enclosed space (with
little oxygen available for combustion) actually
produce temperatures high enough (1538°C, i.e. 2800°F)
to melt massive steel beams (and all the steel beams,
since steel conducts heat efficiently) enclosed in
concrete in just 56 minutes?  If so, wouldn't the Twin
Towers have buckled and bent, and toppled over onto
the surrounding buildings in the Lower Manhattan
financial district, rather than collapsing neatly upon
themselves in the manner of a controlled demolition? 

Were the Twin Towers re-engineered in the mid-1990s to
make possible a collapse-on-demand if that were judged
necessary? Was FEMA aware of this? Do blueprints of
the Twin Towers in the possession of the past owners
reveal any evidence of this? 

Why were such huge quantities of ash and dust
produced?  How could fire convert concrete into dust? 
Has the ash been chemically analysed to determine what
it really is and how it might have been produced? 

Were any tests done on the debris for the presence of
radioactivity? 

Is it not the case that the Twin Towers collapsed, not
because of airliner impacts and fires, but because
they were expertly demolished (even though we do not
yet know exactly how this was accomplished)? 

Who stood to benefit from the complete destruction of
the Twin Towers? 

What was the actual size of the entrance hole made by
the object which hit the Pentagon? Is it not the case
that photographic evidence reveals that it was in fact
at most just a few meters in diameter, much too small
to have been made by a Boeing 757 jet, but just the
right size for a missile? 

Why were no aircraft fragments, identifiable as coming
from a Boeing 757, recovered from the Pentagon crash
site? 

Why were no remains of the approximately sixty
passengers and crew on the jet which allegedly hit the
Pentagon returned to relatives for burial? 

Why was the debris from the collapsed Twin Towers
removed from the site with no forensic examination? 

Why was almost all of it sold to scrap merchants and
shipped abroad where it would not be available for
scientific examination? 

In September the Securities and Exchange Commission
initiated an inquiry to establish who benefited from
the unusually high numbers of put options purchased
prior to September 11 for shares in companies whose
stock prices subsequently plummeted, on the
supposition that whoever was behind the hijacking was
also behind most of the purchases of these put
options.  Why has this inquiry stalled?  Why have
those who benefited from the purchases of these put
options not been identified (or at least, not
publicly)? 

Is it not the case that this atrocity was planned and
carried out by elements at high levels of command in
the U.S. Air Force, the CIA, the Justice Department
and FEMA (possibly with the involvement of well-placed
civilians outside the government), acting under orders
from, or with the approval of, high officials within
the U.S. Administration, and that those same elements
are now directing a propaganda campaign against the
American people to justify a war of aggression in Asia
and the Middle East aimed at controlling the oil and
mineral wealth of those regions? 

Why is the U.S. mainstream media ignoring questions
like these? 


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