- NIST’s WTC 7 Reports: Filled with Fantasy, Fiction, and Fraud!
by Simon Falkner and Chris Sarns, http://www.ae911truth.org/
Why 2,300 Architects & Engineers Demand Independent Investigation
Editor’s Note: This fascinating and provocative technical article on NIST’s mistreatment of the WTC 7 evidence is broken down into a multi-part series. The first section, below, is the Introduction to the whole series. Stand by for the next five parts in subsequent articles, to be published monthly.
The United States government’s official investigator of the destruction of the three skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an arm of the Department of Commerce. The agency became highly politicized during a Clinton-era restructuring. “In essence,” recalls a NIST whistleblower, “we lost our scientific independence, and became little more than ‘hired guns.'”
NIST has made many false written and oral statements about the collapses of the three World Trade Center buildings on 9/11 — statements that have now caused 2,300 architects and engineers to question the government investigator’s credibility and veracity. One of its most implausible claims is that a high-rise steel structure in New York City was destroyed by fire alone.
Indeed, the fall of World Trade Center Building 7 is the third of the three only known “global collapses” of high-rise, steel-framed buildings ever recorded, and all three incredibly took place in one day: September 11, 2001.
NIST contends that the Twin Towers were brought down by the impact damage and consequent fires from the large airliner jets that hit them. But no jet struck WTC 7, and NIST claims that office fires alone demolished that building. The agency does admit that, if true, this would be the first and only time that an office fire brought down a steel skyscraper.
Ultimately, we are asked to accept on faith NIST’s ever-changing, remarkable, and, frankly, suspect explanations for WTC 7’s destruction. Why “suspect”? Because NIST ignored the National Fire Protection Association protocol — specifically, the NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations — and refused to perform a forensic investigation. As a consequence, NIST has no physical proof to back up its unusual explanation for WTC 7’s destruction.
Even more concerning, NIST bases its finding on computer models whose input data it refuses to release to either the scientific community or the general public. Thus, it is impossible to independently verify NIST’s work and its startling conclusion. AE911Truth contends that NIST’s methodology is contrary to every tenet of legitimate scientific inquiry. In this article, we seek to show how the supporting “evidence” put forward by NIST in the 13 years since that fateful day has been consistently and deliberately misleading.
WTC 7 – Side by Side Comparison to Controlled Demolition!