A post for 9/11 truthers

via Boing Boing

For those truthers who for whatever reason still think that something other than a mere plane crash brought down the World Trade Center towers, you could be right, just not about the involvement of Dick Cheney.

“If my theory is correct, tonnes of aluminium ran down through the towers, where the smelt came into contact with a few hundred litres of water,” Christian Simensen, a scientist at SINTEF, an independent technology research institute based in Norway, said in a statement released Wednesday.

“From other disasters and experiments carried out by the aluminium industry, we know that reactions of this sort lead to violent explosions.”

Given the quantities of the molten metal involved, the blasts would have been powerful enough to blow out an entire section of each building, he said. This, in turn, would lead to the top section of each tower to fall down on the sections below.

The sheer weight of the top floors would be enough to crush the lower part of the building like a house of card, he said.

For the technically minded and sanctimonious know it all limp dicks like Lynn Prentice here is a little video about Thermite reactions.


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  • Petal

    What annoys me is that the 9/11 “Osama and his pals 100% did everything” adherents immediately label anyone as a “George Bush and Cheney did it” fan.

    The thing is, there are too many reasonable questions without satisfactory answers.

    • Petal

      anyone = anyone asking questions

      (I really need to do the invoicing, but between reddit and google reader I just can’t find the time)

  • Anonymous

    I thought the World Trade Centre was constructed from steel, not aluminium

  • thor42

    All of the 9/11 “truther” nonsense and conspiracy theory BS has been dealt with on this page –

  • bringyourgrogalong

    Can anyone please explain why building 7 collapsed when it was never hit by any aircraft.