...EXPOSING THE WTC BOMB PLOT...
Research Kathy McMahon
18 September 2001
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THE HIJACK PILOT'S
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"IT WAS DESIGNED
FOR A PLANE IMPACT"
Aaron Swirski, one of the architects of the World Trade Center,
talks exclusively to Jerusalem Post Radio on the World Trade Center
collapse. He says they designed the towers to withstand something
like a plane flying into the side.
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12th September, 2001
EXPLOSIVES EXPERT SAYS
WTC WAS BOMBED
Towers collapse "too methodical"
Van Romero, vice president for research at New Mexico Institute
of Mining and Technology says the collapse of the twin towers resembled
those of controlled implosions used in planned demolition.
"My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that
after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive
devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse,"
A demolition expert, Romero is a former director of the Energetic
Materials Research and Testing Center at Tech, which studies explosive
materials and the effects of explosions on buildings, aircraft and
He said he and Denny Peterson, vice president for administration
and finance, were en route to an office building near the Pentagon
to discuss defense-funded research programs at Tech. Romero told
the Albequerque Journal that he based his opinion on
video aired on national television broadcasts.
The detonations could have been caused by a small amount of explosive
put in more than two points in each of the towers, he said. "It
could have been a relatively small amount of explosives placed in
strategic points," Romero said.
BUILDING COLLAPSE SHOCKS
WORLD TRADE CENTER
"I DESIGNED IT FOR A 707 HIT"
DETROIT, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Lee Robertson, the project's structural
engineer, addressed the problem of terrorism on high-rises at a
conference in Frankfurt, Germany, LAST WEEK (!!!), Chicago engineer
Joseph Burns told the Chicago Tribune. Burns said Robertson told
the conference, "I designed it for a (Boeing)707 to hit it."
DETROIT, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A lead engineer who worked on New
York's World Trade Center Towers expressed shock Tuesday that the
110-story lanmarks in Lower Manhattan collapsed after each tower
was struck by a hijacked passenger jetliner.
The determined man at the controls of Flight 175 was now less than
one minute from his own demise, and was in that state of heightened alertness
that only approaching death can generate.
Ahead, as he hurtled across New York towards Manhattan Island,
he could see the vast plume of smoke (1). His colleague
in Flight 11, approaching from the opposite direction had already made
an almost perfect impact on the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
On the far side of the tower, concealed from his view, was
the gash (2) where the hijacked airliner had spread
its fuel payload over several floors of the building. Just as the trainers
But the sight still managed to unnerve him. It was one thing practicing
the approach for countless hours on a computer simulator, but this was
real life -and no mistake could be made. The planners had insisted that
the planes must strike the towers at a banked angle. Otherwise the fire
would be confined to only a couple of floors and would not set the building
comprehensively alight. Without perfect execution, the imperialists would
only suffer minor casualties, he had been told.
What they never told him was that the aircraft impacts were only one half
of the plan. One visible and psychologically terrorizing aspect would
be provided by the suicidal aircraft. But the other half of the plan was
unknown to the two pilots and their accomplices. Bombs had already been
planted inside both towers.
They would be detonated after the planes had struck, to ensure the total
destruction of the buildings and their evidentiary contents. The bombs
inside the towers were strapped to radio-trigger detonators. Other plotters
would be near the scene -monitoring TV coverage to determine the right
moment to push the final buttons. The full PsyOps (psychological-warfare)
effect would be the complete disappearance of these two symbols of US
confidence and power.
But if the plane struck at the wrong angle, or even worse -missed altogether,
the whole scheme was in danger. Substantial fires were necessary as a
cover for the subsequent collapse.
The planners had taken every precaution. Their flight approach paths were
calculated to align the two towers as a single target -without a gap between
them. His orders were clear. His target was the South Tower, but if the
first plane struck the wrong tower, he was to switch to the other. In
either event, he must strike at the remaining target with a military precision.
But he didn't. And that's where things began to go wrong.
BANKING ON SUCCESS
A straightforward level approach would have been so much easier. Just
line up the towers in the cockpit window and plow straight in. This banked
approach was much harder to accomplish. Imagine swinging a stone on the
end of a string, aiming to strike a standing beer bottle. Imagine getting
only one try. A fully laden 767 is like an elephant with wings -the apotheosis
Now, the pilot was now less than two miles from his target. The screaming
noise of the engines on high power were already causing heads to turn
among the early morning crowds below. But they didn't really understand
what was happening. One eyewitness would later recount that the first
plane had tried to to veer off the tower, but hit it nevertheless. That
witness had mistaken the intent of the final course correction.
For no matter
how well executed the approach, it would be necessary to make one last
seconds adjustment to get right on target. In the final five seconds,
the tower would still be half a mile away. That's when the collective
million hours of preparation would telescope into seconds and determine
the success or failure of the mission.
And it wasn't
going well. As the tower rushed to fill the view in the cockpit window
(3), the pilot realized that he was going too fast and wide of
the target to boot. He would miss to the right. Instead of a minor tilt
of the controls, he would have to lean the aircraft hard left -NOW!
As the airliner tilted
acutely to the left (5), the air under the wings began
to leak away -depriving the craft of vital lift, even as the extra centrifugal
force generated by the turn meant that he needed more lift -not less.
The maneuver was only partly successful. Despite the course correction,
the plane still drifted to the right.
In that last instant (6), he never really had time
to consider his own death. The training and his death-moment concentration focussed him
so intently on the task. With a grinding crash the side of the building
gave way, as Flight 175 struck near the corner of the tower -too far to
the right (7).
The howl of metal and concrete impacting each other was overlaid with
the crack of plate glass shattering. The concrete floors of the building
cut through the plane like a egg passed through an egg slicer. The metal
in its wings offered little resistance. In an instant, the plane had disappeared
into the tower like a bird returning to its nest.
But it was no longer an aircraft. It's separated parts careered across
the floors of the South Tower. It was no longer obeying the laws of aerodynamics.
It was subject to the dictates of the angular momentum caused by the banked
approach -and that last moment course correction.
That's when things began
to go even more wrong for the cynical perpetrators of the mass death that
was now being inflicted on those in the shattered airliner's path.
THE ARC OF FAILURE
Earlier, the North Tower impact site had been right in the center
of the tower (2 right). The entire fuel load and flotsam was dumped deep
inside and remained in the building -where it exploded (8
& 9 left).
But now as
Flight 175 disappeared inside the South Tower, it burst like a
paper bag full of water. The thousands of pounds of jet fuel were liberated
to follow a path dictated by the momentum of what had once been an aircraft.
In the same fashion, the fuel now tried to take a course to
the right of the original flight path. The aircraft had impacted near the
corner of the building. Within fractions of a second the already igniting
fuel had raced diagonally across the corner to burst out into the open air
again, on the adjacent side of the Second Tower. Photos even show a smoking
engine which shot out as it had not even been slowed by the building interior
A wash of jet fuel and airplane parts tore through the interior of the
building at hundreds of miles an hour; sweeping everything before it and
just starting to ignite as it rushed along. But it didn't take the same
course as had aircraft debris inside the North Tower, eighteen minutes
before. By contrast, the majority of the fuel and debris from the second
plane smashed out of the building and exploded OUTSIDE in the open air
over the street (9)(fig 2 below).
The plane's approach was an arc of a great circle -one that had tightened
even further with that final twitch on the controls. Imagine again a paper
bag of water spun on the end of a string. If the paper bag bursts, the
water inside will head off at a tangent to the original arc.
This air explosion
provided a stunning pyrotechnic spectacle witnessed by countless millions,
but it was an operational disaster. For it left the thorny question of explaining
how the South Tower -which took less than half the fuel load of its North
Tower twin -was the first of the two to collapse.(See Fig 1&2)
THE WRONG TOWER
the second plane hit the South Tower, its northern counterpart was already
burning strongly, with a great plume of dense black toxic fumes drifting
over a stunned Manhattan. Flight 11 had rocketed deep inside the building
before the fuel ignited. On some floors the fire burned across the entire
width of the building. By 9:45 a.m. the North Tower was ablaze not just
on the floors that took the impact, but all the way to the top of the
The towers sprinkler fire extinguisher system were bolstered by automatic
hermetrically sealing doors on every floor to prevent the spread of fire.
But office workers still found themselves stumbling down sometimes darkened
and smoke-filled fire escape stairs.
The giant steel beams used to build the towers had been cast in Japan
-no American steel milll could roll out the massive 'I' beams. The explanation
accepted by the mainstream media pundits for the collapse of both towers
is that these beams softened like warm toffee in the intensity of the
If that were the case, then the North Tower was the obvious candidate
to be the first to collapse. Not only did it have almost a twenty minute
head start on the South Tower conflagration, but the fire extended to
the whole area of many floors. The South Tower fire was smaller and more
confined, so that by 10:30 a.m. there was an obvious difference visible
to those in the streets below and the hypnotized TV cameras now trained
on the incredible sight.
But can the collapse in any event be really blamed on the fires within?
The great explosions on impact had consumed all the jet fuel in seconds.
Now it was plastic fixtures, cabling and internal partitioning that were
burning. Or smoldering, to be more precise. Only near the great gaping
holes -where there was access to an air supply- did the fire burn with
anything like the intensity required to melt great beams of steel.
Neither had the impacts significantly weakened the structural integrity
of the buildings. Even under normal circumstances these flexible buildings
swayed so much in high winds that seasickness was a noticeable problem
among workers on upper floors. Even on floors near the impact sites, many
had felt only a mild shudder as the aircraft struck.
For the fire to be the cause of the collapse, most of the array of steel
beams that spanned each floor would have to be engulfed in continuous
extremely high temperature fire. This did not happen, nor was it essential
to the plan. If the real intent had been to collapse the towers by means
of fire then the planes would have struck the corners of the towers nearest
to each other. That would have increased the chances of one tower collapsing
into the other.
What actually happened next -before either tower collapsed, was one or
more massive explosions in the other buildings around the towers. Explosions
that sent clouds of masonry dust into the air. The first of many blasts
that would rock the World Trade Center complex.
The explosions marked the final phase.
The curtain was coming down on the performance.
And the towers themselves would be next to fall.....
Continues in Part II The Blockbuster