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BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate in WTC Physical Samples, Building Collapses an Inside Job

Based on chemical analysis of WTC structural steel residue, a Brigham Young University physics professor has identified the material as Thermate. Thermate is the controlled demolition explosive thermite plus sulfur. Sulfur cases the thermite to burn hotter, cutting steel quickly and leaving trails of yellow colored residue.
wtc steel with diagonal cut, thermate residue
wtc steel with diagonal cut, thermate residue
Prof. Steven Jones, who conducted his PhD research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and post-doctoral research at Cornell University and the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, has analyised materials from WTC and has detected the existence of thermate, used for "cutting" the steel support columns, as evident in the photo below.

Dr. Jones is a co-founder of Scholars for 911 Truth.

Dr. Jones in earlier work pointed to thermate as the likely explosive that brought down the WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 skyscrapers. But only recently was physical material analysed in the lab and the presense of thermate announced. The samples were provided Dr. Jones team from redundant sourses.

Both BYU and Prof. Jones have been offered additional grants if he would "change the direction" of his research. In addition, there have been threats made by an individual who "is taking action" to stop Steven Jones' research, specifically his experiment with thermites (aluminothermics), on the grounds his work may be helpful to "terrorists". Jones notes that much more detailed information on both thermite and thermate is readily available on the internet.

summary of 10 recent thermite/thermate posts 17.Jun.2006 15:59

foward me to someone

[COMMENTARY: in time order of article theme on thermite at WTCs, videos, discussion, pictures; [1] since thermite/thermate can be made of basic industrical chemicals, it can be made "tracerless"--i.e., avoid all signature tracer chemicals that the U.S. Govt requires be mixed in very small amounts in all highly powerful and highly monitored explosives to keep track of every batch's origin. [2] Moreover if he has found it in WTC7, as he says, then with Silverstein admitting that he conducted a controlled demolition on 9-11 of WTC7 around 5:30 p.m., then Silverstein is admitting that WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 all are thermate controlled demolitions. [3] And who was in charge of WTC security? Why, Marvin Bush, brother of George W. Bush, on the board of Securatech. [4] And written up in their mom's (ghostwritten) autobiography, Barbara Bush drops the other bombshell that it's just a coincidence that Marvin's contract at the WTCs was up on September 11, 2001 anyway. She wrote about it in the book! [5] The Bush family through Marvin Bush have been in charge of security of the WTCs since immediately after the first failed terrorist attempt to knock down the WTCs one month into Clinton's Presidential tenure in 1993. [6] The FBI is on record giving the order to conduct terrorism on the WTC in 1993, via their hired gun Salam, who didn't want to carry out the attack 'for real' since he was told by the FBI that he was hired simply for a sting opreation to arrest some perpetrators in a terror cell he infiltrated for the FBI. [two minute video summary on this:  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6752092058844526234 [7] When the FBI instead told him to both suggest the WTC as a target for the 1993 attack, as well as teach them how to make bombs, as well as FBI allowing him to provide live explosives--their agent started taping everything covertly that he was ordered to do in reference to FBI ordering him to carry out the 1993 terrorist attack on the WTCs. [8] Immediately after the failed attack on the WTCs, the Bush family, through a corporate shell vehicle owned in part by the royal family of Kuwait, the Kuwaiti/American Corporation, was put in charge of security at the WTCs, with Marvin Bush on board. [9] Seven weeks before the controlled demolitions of 9-11, the towers change hands in their first (rushed) sale, being all bought up by Silverstein, who introduces a huge terrorism insurance appendage. [10] Despite admitting publicly that HE gave the order (in the PBS special "America Rebuilds") to blow up his own WTC7 on 9-11, the whole thing is so corrupt that he still collects 500 million dollars on the "terrorist destuction alibi" of WTC7, and has already collected several billion dollars on the 'terrorism clause' in the WTC1/2 insurance. [11] and We already know that the anthrax that was sent to congress and which killed several postal workers in the process (sent to Senator Daschle and to Senator Leahy), was weaponized under a covert CIA only contract, and it was a domestic Ames strain of anthrax coming from one of three or four of the U.S. bioweapons labs.[12] The "Patriot Act" was already written up before 9-11, just required a whiff of domestic anthrax to force passage with a bit more bio-terrorism on the Congress itself by domestic terrorists; [13] Bush and his whole Cabinet of course were out of danger: they were taking an anthrax exclusive drug to counter it, from September 11 onward, so when the anthrax hit in early October in DC, Bush's staff would be immune to the domestic-in-origin anthrax terrorism. The interesting point of course is Bush's whole team all psyched up and anticipating an anthrax attack one month in advance--which just so happens to be the incubation time for the anthax bacilli--I could go on ad nauseum. The whole U.S. government is a terrorist unit, operating under the guise of its counter terrorism squads.]




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Dr. Jones is a co-founder of Scholars for 911 Truth.

"If Dr. Jones's work ever breaks into the mainstream media, and the rest of the country reacts the way the Utah County audience reacted, traditional political divisions will evaporate like steel beams exploded with thermite, and the whole lot of them, the Democrats and the Republicans, will be swept away, along with the military-industrial complex that has apparently managed to subvert the constitution of these United States and to con the American public, mesmerized by the shock of 9/11 and hypnotized by spell-binding incantations of freedom and patriotism, into going along with their mad plans for world domination."

BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate in WTC Physical Samples, Building Collapses an Inside Job.....Based on chemical analysis of WTC structural steel residue, a Brigham Young University physics professor has identified the material as Thermate. Thermate is the controlled demolition explosive thermite plus sulfur. Sulfur cases the thermite to burn hotter, cutting steel quickly and leaving trails of yellow colored residue.

[see video comparisons of thermite/ate here and compare to WTC photos and live video below--both video links available from here:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/338202.shtml ]

Dr. Jones in earlier work pointed to thermate as the likely explosive that brought down the WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 skyscrapers. But only recently was physical material analysed in the lab and the presense of thermate announced. The samples were provided Dr. Jones team from redundant sourses.

INTERESTING HIGHER UP BRIBE AND THREAT COMING IN TO PLAY: ***"Both BYU and Prof. Jones have been offered additional grants if he would "change the direction" of his research. In addition, there have been threats made by an individual who "is taking action" to stop Steven Jones' research,*** specifically his experiment with thermites (aluminothermics), on the grounds his work may be helpful to "terrorists". Jones notes that much more detailed information on both thermite and thermate is readily available on the internet."

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newswire article reporting global 17.Jun.2006 14:50
9.11 investigation | police / legal
BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate in WTC Physical Samples, Building Collapses an Inside Job
author: Jacob Hamblin
Based on chemical analysis of WTC structural steel residue, a Brigham Young University physics professor has identified the material as Thermate. Thermate is the controlled demolition explosive thermite plus sulfur. Sulfur cases the thermite to burn hotter, cutting steel quickly and leaving trails of yellow colored residue.
wtc steel with diagonal cut, thermate residue
Prof. Steven Jones, who conducted his PhD research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and post-doctoral research at Cornell University and the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, has analyised materials from WTC and has detected the existence of thermate, used for "cutting" the steel support columns, as evident in the photo below.

Dr. Jones is a co-founder of Scholars for 911 Truth.

Dr. Jones in earlier work pointed to thermate as the likely explosive that brought down the WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 skyscrapers. But only recently was physical material analysed in the lab and the presense of thermate announced. The samples were provided Dr. Jones team from redundant sourses.

Both BYU and Prof. Jones have been offered additional grants if he would "change the direction" of his research. In addition, there have been threats made by an individual who "is taking action" to stop Steven Jones' research, specifically his experiment with thermites (aluminothermics), on the grounds his work may be helpful to "terrorists". Jones notes that much more detailed information on both thermite and thermate is readily available on the internet.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/06/341238.shtml

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newswire article reporting global 17.Jun.2006 14:50
9.11 investigation | police / legal
BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate in WTC Physical Samples, Building Collapses an Inside Job
author: Jacob Hamblin
Based on chemical analysis of WTC structural steel residue, a Brigham Young University physics professor has identified the material as Thermate. Thermate is the controlled demolition explosive thermite plus sulfur. Sulfur cases the thermite to burn hotter, cutting steel quickly and leaving trails of yellow colored residue.

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newswire article reporting united states 08.Jun.2006 03:35
9.11 investigation
Molten Metal Migration Map
A quick search to find quotes describing molten metal at ground-zero found plenty of primary-sourced statements -- and a LIDAR map of molten metal migration at ground zero.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/06/340774.shtml

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newswire article reposts united states 03.Jun.2006 09:18
9.11 investigation
The Amazing NIST Report on WTC 2
Someone told me that the final NIST WTC2 Fire Report is akin to reading the structural engineer's version of the Emperor's New Clothes! So I had a look at the report, and there within found intriguing pressure pulses, smoke/and or dust(!) screens, molten metal flows, metal fires, and other correlated unusual behaviors. (text and image extracts)
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/06/340461.shtml

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newswire article reposts global 14.May.2006 19:42
9.11 investigation
9-11 and the Israeli spies had explosive experts with them
A little known fact is that the israeli spy ring of 9-11 infamy had demolition expets.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/05/339398.shtml

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newswire article reposts united states 24.Apr.2006 16:24
9.11 investigation
Thermite Identified As Likely Culprit Of WTC Collapse
A new branch of 9/11 research claims to have identified the cause of the collapse of the twin towers. The photographic and video evidence makes a very strong case for thermite being responsible for the unprecedented implosions of steel framed reinforced buildings on September 11.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/338179.shtml

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newswire article reposts united states 15.Nov.2005 13:40
9.11 investigation
BYU Prof's WTC Demolition Theories on MSNBC's Tucker Carlson - 9/11 Truth Hits Mainstream
Unfortunately it appeared the Professor had never had such an interview before and was not prepared for the short time of the interview (5 min) or the fact that they wouldn't run the video he sent of the WTC collapse, or the types of questions being asked (i.e., don't you think this will be offensive to people to say that Muslims aren't to blame?). Nonetheless, he DID get some key points out there and has a great deal of courage and we should all thank him for that.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/328884.shtml


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newswire article reporting global 25.Apr.2006 09:14
9.11 investigation | imperialism & war
Here's the video
author: check it out
A video showing one of the steal beems being cut on the first tower to come down on Sept 11, 2001.
The prisonplanet.com hotlink takes you to an explination page. Just under the blue "show video" hot button is the actual google video.

Both hyperlinks are:

link to prisonplanet.com

link to video.google.com

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umm...wow! 26.Apr.2006 07:18
AP link

I watched the video - it's embedded in Flash and I can't save it to my folder.

It's truly astonishing footage.

I would like a copy for my hard drive.

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 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/338202.shtml


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newswire article reposts united states 09.Feb.2006 02:53
9.11 investigation | media criticism
VIDEO and review: Feb. 1, BYU Prof. Steven E. Jones packed presentation on 9-11 anomalies
author: repost and grouping
On February 1, 2006, BYU Professor Steven E. Jones gave a public lecture on the various anomalies of 9/11. The lecture took place at the Utah State Valley College in Orem, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics, co-sponsored with the School of Science and Health, at UVSC.

The seminar revolves around various anomalies concerning the events of 9/11, notably, the rapid collapses of the WTC Towers, and specifically, WTC7, that comes under special scrutiny. The seminar also touches on political responses to the events of 9/11.

BE THERE: See Jones presentation for yourself on .avi video at the below link, or audio MP3 at another link.

Prof. Stephen Jones's lecture is very visual--driven by a multimedia slide presentation of text, photos and video clips.

The 150-seat auditorium was filled to capacity, with every seat occupied, and people sitting in the aisles from the stage floor to the back of the room. Video cameras on tripods lined the back row. Two documentary film crews were in attendance, plus the school's camera crew, and various independent journalists. Seven "spill-over" rooms, seating 40-50 each, were also filled to capacity.

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"If Dr. Jones's work ever breaks into the mainstream media, and the rest of the country reacts the way the Utah County audience reacted, traditional political divisions will evaporate like steel beams exploded with thermite, and the whole lot of them, the Democrats and the Republicans, will be swept away, along with the military-industrial complex that has apparently managed to subvert the constitution of these United States and to con the American public, mesmerized by the shock of 9/11 and hypnotized by spell-binding incantations of freedom and patriotism, into going along with their mad plans for world domination."


 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/02/333621.shtml


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newswire article creative global 25.Apr.2006 21:26
9.11 investigation | imperialism & war
9/11: Controlled Demolition not just thermite but "nanothermite"
author: Nico Haupt
...getting the bigger picture of the unconventional part for the 9/11 controlled demolition...
During early 2006, i informed the 911Scholars about unconventional weaponry,
who could have additionally forced the collapse.
The suspects for "nanoenergetics" aka superthermite as part of the unconventional part of the controlled demolition should be instead located at the "Center for NanoEnergetics Research" (created in Spring 2001, only a few months before 9/11), Department of Defense Contractor "NANOTECHNOLOGIES, Inc." (also founded during 2001), Sandia and Lawrence Livermore.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/338241.shtml

interview 17.Jun.2006 18:35

SEAN menskcreative@yahoo.com

If all is said is true lets have an interview with the professor. contact him and have his interview posted verbatim here. it would add to the authenticity of both the work and the focus of the information that has been concluded,per his research.

citation? 17.Jun.2006 19:27

jeff

could you please cite the assertion that he has been offered grants to change the direction of his research?

to the poster? 18.Jun.2006 01:17

where?

Where did you source this? Please come back and add the link.

is this work published? 18.Jun.2006 11:57

scientist

hey, if this is legit, where is the paper or presentation? he's a prof. so he must have published or presented this data and thus, there should be a record. would love to see the original offering....

Radio Interview That is Source of Original Post 18.Jun.2006 16:34

Jacob Hamblin

The source of the original post was an audio interview of Dr. Steven Jones by Alex Jones (no relation). I understand the interview took place at the Chicago 911 Truth Conference earlier this month. The whole interview is of interest. Alex Jones comes off slightly as the radio "shock jocky", maybe a little to often interrupts the academic for the sake of ostensible radio drama. Dr. Jones comes off as a prudent scientist valuing accuracy over sound bite drama. But that's just my take. Listen to the whole short interview. Jones also discusses his sources for the WTC samples. I hope I have linked it adaquately, as I am cybernetically slow as well as horrid speller. http://www.prisonplanet.tv/articles/june2006/160606jones.htm


9/11 was clearly an inside job 19.Jun.2006 11:29

Mike Donestal II

9/11 will never be investigated by the MSM. Evidence is constantly being compiled against the gov't. As an aside, a show on demolitions on the History channel had an excellent sequence on thermite-explosions taking down buildings. They described how a steel beam is angle-cut so that it explodes outward and allows an easier take-down of the building. They also show after-effects of a demolition. The photographs in the History channel demolition channel are eeirily similar to the pictures of the destroyed WTC. Anyway, it doesn't matter because the gov't keeps caging protestors, forcing book outlets to stop selling books like "America Deceived" by E.A. Blayre III and spies on every phone call. Add those abilities with a military and it will be difficult to overcome.
Support indy media.
Last link (before Google Books caves in):
 http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?&isbn=0-595-38523-0

How long would it take to place the thermite/thermate? 19.Jun.2006 11:47

Anonymous

Does anyone have experience with how long it would take to set up this controlled demolition?

I can foresee believers of the official fairy tale simply adjusting when they're confronted with undeniable proof: "Ok, the evil Iraqi terrorists flew planes into the building and damaged it so badly that its owner had to make the decision to blow it up to prevent worse damage. Just imagine the damage if they hadn't -- big chunks of the wall would have fallen down and caused even more damage to adjacent buildings. Thanks you for saving us, Marvin Bush! Let's nuke Iran and give Bush a 3rd term to make sure the world becomes a safe place".

Where's the original article? 19.Jun.2006 11:56

ResearchGuy

I see no link or reference of any kind for the article that started this thread. I have googled the first few words of the title, quoted as "BYU Physics Prof Finds Thermate", with no hits. All I see are links to videos, no web pages.

Am I mistaken in assuming that Jacob Hamblin wrote a longer article than what appears at the top of this thread?

If so, still, what are Hamblin's sources? Did he speak with Jones?

Even searching the home page of the Scholars site does not quickly lead me to such an article.

Re: How long would it take to place the thermite/thermate? 19.Jun.2006 12:31

Anonymous

"Does anyone have experience with how long it would take to set up this controlled demolition?"

Approximately one month with a crew of ten for a building this size.

30 HRS! 19.Jun.2006 12:34

LabradorMan

It has been reported that 1 week before 911,there was a "power down"at WTC complex,lasting 30 hrs.This shut down all security cameras,and no one was allowed to enter WTC complex!
It has also been stated that Marvin Bush was head of security at Dulles Intl.airport,and American airlines,as well as WTC.


Video of Jones Interview 20.Jun.2006 04:19

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One month? Your source or qualifications 20.Jun.2006 12:50

Mike

>>How long would this take to set up?

>>Approximately one month with a crew of ten for a building this size.

Well, even if you say so because youre "in the business" we have no way of knowing if you are or not.


When they blew up the Kindome in Seattle, the papers said the work took but several days-it was the planning that took a month-and the footprint of the building was much larger than the WTC-though of course not as tall. The clips on the Evening News showed a prime example of 'implosion';

So, with pre-planning done elsewhere,
1. could they charges have been placed during the 30 hour blackout? OR...
2. Could the planting of 'secondary' explosives have been done *over time* (weeks) under the guise of "routine building maintenance"?
ie: installing new computer conduits, working on the air conditioning, etc-where the perps would have access to rooms and areas not open to the public/buildings occupants?

So, perhaps the secondary, or easy to hide charges were placed over time during "building maintenance", and the critical charges during the 30 hour blackout. Sounds like the way to do it.

Dr. Steven Jones Interview Link 20.Jun.2006 13:37

Mel Chizedek


fema found large quantity of sulfer in wtc 7metal 20.Jun.2006 23:17

grafdog

In FEMA's study of one the few pieces of metal from post 911 wtc 7 they were allowed to look at, they found a huge amount of sulfer. They postulated that this may have caused a never before documented type of eutectic reaction initiated by the low temperature fires. FEMA was unable to explain how such a large amount of sulfer could have been deposited into metal I beams that were partially evaporated. They were also unable to explain the dynamics or physics that would cause a "eutectic reaction" in the wtc 7. Their only postulation on the source of all that sulfer, was that "acid rains over years caused sulfer to build up on the steel INSIDE building".
They admit that it was far fetched speculation but it was the only thing they could think of.
Considering they were asked to explain how "FIRES" caused the buildings collapse.

If asked "HOW" the building collapsed i'm sure they would have the answer in a few minutes.

Attached is the photo of the I-beam

re: Minimum amount of Thermate material required to cut steel columns 21.Jun.2006 11:49

more for you

Dr. Stephen Jones, in the video interview, notes that he contacted demolitions experts, and said that the total WTC1 and WTC2 would only take around 1000 pounds for each of the WTC1 or WTC2 of thermite/thermate. He describes it as an example of "10 separate 40 lb. trips into the WTC towers (400 lbs.), for 5 people", etc. Hardly difficult to do. Thermite/thermate burns well over 1000C more than steel's melting temperature, thus the thermite "super heat" explains the durable molten pools well after six weeks [!] sitting there attempting to cool down from 1000C+ more than was required in the first place to melt steel.

He additionally describes in the interview a patent from 1999 that his team found for a thermite "linear cutting system" Quoting his interview:

Dr. Stephen Jones: "[An] important point is that therimte can be...designed to either cut throuth steel without explosion...called an incendiary....[D]evices at least since 1999 [exist]...to have thermite come out essentially as a hot slicing molten iron...knife that will cut through thick steel...And we've dug out that patent....So you have this device that holds the thermite and lets it go out in such a way that it will cut through steel; it's called a "linear cutting system" and...that fits exactly with what we see. [From other things he says earlier, concerning the spalling metal melt (now solidified) that you can see in some pictures of damaged steel in the WTC demolition, there is only visual evidence of dripping in and out of the box columns for instance with an 'insta-melt'--without evidence of the whole column being buckled under uniform heat which is what the Bush false conspiracy theory requires. Instead, heat is only applied in one small "knife through butter" steel location in a line, which is indicative of thermite as well.]"

Crude Thermite Video 21.Jun.2006 18:40

AnnAngryBitch

You want to see what crude thermite can do, here is a couple of boys playing with the stuff.

Mind you, it isn't commercial or military grade thermite but it does makes an impression.

Think a little more sophisticated when considering how and what kind of thermite might have been used in bringing down the WTC towers, some specially designed thermite's are quite exotic.

Check it out at,......... http://www.guzer.com/videos/thermite_car.php

Thermite Use In WTC Tower Take Down 26.Jun.2006 12:49

Don Jones

Use of thermite in the collapse of the trade towers on 9-11 may have been a good choice. But the process would still remain as a conventional demolition even though more effective, The many other indications of the collapse would still remain unanswered.

The evil man who is called our president 07.Oct.2007 08:31

anonymous innocentbrowneyez14@yahoo.com

Everyone needs to know that George W. Bush is an evil man and that the 9/ll attack was all a setup by him and the Government. He killed his own people just so he can start a war!!!