9/11 Quiz… to test your awareness of the truth about 9/11
What You Need to Know About What Happened on September 11, 2001
By Gary Kohls, firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Did you know that a third World Trade Center high-rise building also fell on September 11th? WTC Building 7 was a 47-story, steel-framed skyscraper located a full block away from the Twin Towers and it was not even hit by any plane. Nonetheless, it fell at near free-fall speed straight down into its own footprint at 5:20 p.m. that afternoon.
2. Did you know that the owner of Building 7 Larry Silverstein, said "We've had such a terrible loss of life that maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it [Building 7] and they made that decision 'to pull' and then we watched the building collapse" and yet The 9/11 Commission Report never mentioned a thing about Building 7? [Note: "Pull" is an industry term for using controlled demolition]
3. Did you know that 'Lucky' Larry Silverstein was awarded 4.68 billion dollars in insurance claims for the Twin Towers which he had just leased six weeks before 9/11 from the Port Authority of New York who declined to spend the multi million dollars required to remove the asbestos and bring the Towers up to code required by law?
4. Did you know that fire has never caused any steel-frame building to collapse in the history of architecture, except on 9/11 when three skyscrapers fell at near free-fall speeds despite the fact that there were 47 massive steel columns in the core of each of the Twin Towers?
5. Did you know that most of the WTC steel was quickly shipped overseas -- before any independent investigation -- and melted down (This is unprecedented and contrary to federal crime scene laws.)
6. Did you know that fighter jets routinely are scrambled the minute any airplane loses contact with the FAA or deviates from its flight path and this, on average, takes 20 minutes?
7. Did you know that in the nine months preceding 9/11 there were 67 jet fighter scrambles of wayward airplanes and that on average 100 intercepts occur each year?
8. Did you know that the Secret Service broke established protocols by allowing President Bush to remain in a well-publicized classroom photo op for at least 8 minutes after it was revealed to him that "America was under attack" when Andy Card informed him that the second plane had hit the second tower?
9. Did you know that the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) has never revealed the unidentified traders who made millions of dollars in profits by short-selling the stocks of American and United airlines that were impacted by the attacks?
10. Did you know that there were countless warnings of "impending terrorist attacks" from at least 11 countries prior to 9/11 and that the threat level for such an attack was "blinking red" according to George Tenet, Director of the CIA?
11. Did you know that Attorney General John Ashcroft, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, author Salmon Rushdie and (according to Newsweek) a group of high-ranking generals at the Pentagon were warned not to fly on 9/11 but would not reveal who told them?
12. Did you know that in September of 2000 a group known as The Project for A New American Century (PNAC), many of whom would become key officials in the Bush administration, wrote that their proposed massive military buildup would proceed slowly "absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event "like a new Pearl Harbor"?
13. Did you know that at least 6 of the alleged 9/11 hijackers were reported to be still alive according to BBC and UK print media reports in the weeks following 9/11?
14. Did you know that the FBI has said that there is no evidence to link Osama bin Laden to 9/11 and that Osama is not wanted for the crime of 9/11 on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list?
15. Did you know that Bruce Lawrence, the leading scholar of Osama bin Laden stated that the December 2001 confession tape, which the Bush White House flaunts, is fake?
16. Did you know that Colin Powell promised a White Paper proving that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were responsible for 9/11 back in 2001... but never produced that White Paper?
17. Did you know that the Bush administration resisted the formation of the 9/11 Commission for 441 days? Or that similar investigations, such as those for Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination and the space shuttle disasters, all started in one week?
18. Did you know that "The Jersey Girls" - four courageous 9/11 widows - finally forced the 9/11 Commission into existence and presented many questions, 70% of which were ignored? Or that under the leadership of Bush administration insider, Philip Zelikow, the final report failed to address any of the evidence pointing to official complicity?
19. Did you know that no official agency (the FAA, FBI or the airlines) has ever released a list of the 9/11 passengers which includes the names of the hijackers, but within hours after the attacks, the FBI released a definitive list of the 19 so-called hijackers?
20. Did you know that multiple air defense drills (war games) were planned for the morning of 9/11 and that these exercises left only a few pairs of fighter jets available to protect the entire North East Air Defense Sector of the United States leaving Washington and NYC vulnerable to an attack?
21. Did you know that there was no visible airplane debris where Flight 93 supposedly crashed near Shanksville, PA -- only a smoking hole in the ground, much like a bomb crater, with a pile of scrap metal, but that there was debris from the aircraft found 8 miles away at New Baltimore? And that Shanksville Mayor Ernie Stull said three times in an interview with Gerhard Wisnewski for a 2003 German documentary that there was "no airplane"?
22. Did you know that office furniture burns at low temperatures of 600 to 800F, and that jet fuel, an ordinary hydrocarbon has a maximum burning temperature of 1200F, but that steel melts at 2750F?
23. Did you know that tests have shown that cellphone calls cannot be made at altitudes over 8,000 feet for any meaningful duration and, that more significantly, United Airlines Flight 93 was proven to be 35000 to 40000 feet high when calls were made?
24. Did you know that a bomb reportedly went off in the North Tower in the basement a few seconds before the first plane hit according to Willie Rodriguez, a janitor who became known as the last man out and was awarded a medal by President Bush for his bravery in rescuing dozens of people from the North Tower before it collapsed?
25. Did you know that Hani Hanjour was known as an incompetent pilot to his trainers and yet he pulled off an unprecedented 270-330 turn at 500-530 mph, diving 7,000 feet in 2.5-3 minutes? And crashed Flight 77 into the least populated, most reinforced section of the Pentagon?
26. Did you know that the mainstream media in the US is owned and controlled by five or six major corporate conglomerates (see p. 2.) and that there has been very limited and sporadic coverage of alternative views about 9/11? Any time they are raised, the MSM accuses the questioner of being a conspiracy theorist or even a traitor (as you will see in the following set of articles).
TOTAL SCORE (Give yourself one mark for each YES.) =
How did you score?
1 - 6 (You may be suffering from corporate controlled mainstream media brainwashing).
7 - 12 (Your brainwashing is wearing off.)
13 - 18 (You're on your way to becoming a 9/11 truth expert. Keep digging.
19 - 24 (You should be leading the 9/11 Truth movement in your community and helping spread the word about what really happened on 9/11!)
25 - 26 (You might consider running for President of the United States and restore the justice, freedom and democracy for which the Republic stands.)
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of High Explosives in WTC Debris
From: Dr. Gunther Kmel <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 09:38:42 +0200
Chemical Traces of High Explosives in WTC Debris
Josh Mittledorf / Op Ed News August 5, 2008
The standard way to demolish a steel-framed building is to apply cutter charges to the supporting beams. The cutter charges consist of finely-powdered nanocomposites, aluminum mixed with iron oxide, with added sulfur. This mixture contains both fuel and oxidant -- it needs no air -- and it burns hot enough to melt steel. The trade name for this product is "Thermite".
There is a science to placing the charges in such a way that the building falls inward. It requires a great deal of expertise to keep a tall building from toppling over sideways.
Many scientists and engineers have looked at the way the WTC towers fell and remarked that it had the appearance of controlled demolition. The buildings collapsed symmetrically, and fell straight down. The speed of the fall indicated that the buildings were collapsing unimpeded. They must have had the 'legs" simultaneously pulled out from under them, because a layered collapse from the top down would have taken several minutes, whereas the observed collapse took place in less than 20 seconds.
Another anomaly in the WTC collapse was the violent explosions. Firemen reported earthshaking blasts from the basement before collapse, and the impact areas in the upper floors of the buildings exploded just at the onset of collapse. Jet fuel burns but cannot explode.
In an article published this week in the journal Environmentalist, chemical engineer <http://www.ultruth.com/Kevin_Ryan.htm> Kevin Ryan collects evidence from EPA documents that suggest there was both Thermite and high-explosives in the debris from the WTC collapse. Ryan was formerly employed by Environmental Health Labs, a division of Underwriters Labs, before he was fired for raising these and other questions.
Fires at the WTC site persisted for weeks after 9/11, despite firefighters' use of water and chemical extinguishers to smother the flames. This suggests that it was a fuel-oxidant mixture that was burning. Pools of red-hot molten iron could not have been caused by burning jet fuel or building materials, because these burn at a much lower temperature than steel melts.
Ryan's evidence consists in traces of 1,3-diphenylpropane as well as sulfur and particulate matter, reported by the EPA to have appeared in spikes continuing as late as March, 2002. Ryan believes that these came from brief, intense fires ignited by the molten steel when it came in contact with yet-unburned plastic building materials during the clean-up process.
Link to Journal article full text in PDF: http://www.springerlink.com/content/f67q6272583h86n4/fulltext.pdf
Josh Mitteldorf was educated to be an astrophysicist, and has branched out from there to mathematical modeling in a variety of areas. He has taught mathematics, statistics, and physics at several universities. He is an avid amateur pianist, and father of two adopted Chinese girls. This year, his affiliation is with the University of Arizona, where he studies the evolution of aging.