Scientist Supports 9-11 Demolition Theory
by Christopher Bollyn
November 17, 2005
well-respected professor of physics has presented a paper for peer-review
publication that supports with evidence the theory that pre-positioned
explosives brought down the twin towers of the
Shortly after the destruction of the
Although a great deal of evidence points supports the controlled demolition
theory, the mainstream media has consistently ignored the possibility and the
evidence that contradicts the official version that secondary fires caused the
collapses. The fact that the controlled press censors any discussion of the
evidence of explosions in the WTC was obvious last August when I invited William
Rodriguez, a survivor, to
Rodriguez, a national hero who remained in the burning tower helping firemen and
saving lives up until the minute it was destroyed, presents testimony that
contradicts the official version. Most importantly, he describes a massive
explosion in a lower basement of the
Now, Steven Earl Jones, a highly regarded professor in the department of physics
and astronomy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has thrown down the
scientific gauntlet and called for an independent, international scientific
investigation "guided not by politicized notions and constraints but rather by
observations and calculations" of the hypothesis that pre-positioned explosives
brought down the three WTC towers.
is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three buildings and
set off after the two plane crashes - which were actually a diversion tactic,"
Jones wrote. "Muslims are (probably) not to blame for bringing down the WTC
buildings after all.
present evidence for the explosive-demolition hypothesis, which is suggested by
the available data, testable and falsifiable, and yet has not been analyzed in
any of the reports funded by the
"The 'explosive demolition' hypothesis better satisfies tests of repeatability
and parsimony," Jones wrote. "It ought to be seriously, scientifically
investigated and debated.
"None of the government-funded studies have provided serious analyses of the
explosive demolition hypothesis at all," Jones notes. Because this theory has
not even been investigated, "the case for accusing ill-trained Muslims of
causing all the destruction on 9-11 is far from compelling," he says. "It just
does not add up.
"Questioning (preferably under oath) of officials who approved the rapid removal
and destruction of the WTC steel beams and columns before they could be properly
analyzed," he said, "should proceed in the United States."
Jones' 9,000-word paper contains evidence to support the explosive demolition
theory. While the professor's analysis and call for "a serious investigation of
the hypothesis" has been reported in the Deseret Morning News and the CBS
television affiliate KUTV in
Jones begins with the collapse of WTC 7, the 47-story building owned by Larry
Silverstein, which fell neatly into its foundation for no apparent reason at
5:20 p.m. on 9-11. While Silverstein has admitted on camera that he decided to
"pull" the building and then watched it come down, Jones provides solid
scientific reasons why he thinks pre-positioned explosives were used to demolish
the tower. "WTC 7 collapsed rapidly and symmetrically - even though fires were
randomly scattered in the building," Jones wrote. A symmetrical collapse would
require the "pulling" of most or all of the support columns, he says, something
which would be highly unlikely without the aid of explosives. Furthermore, the
buildings all fell too quickly. "Where is the delay that must be expected due
to conservation of momentum - one of the foundational Laws of Physics," Jones
"The Second Law of Thermodynamics implies that the likelihood of complete and
symmetrical collapse due to random fires as in the 'official' theory is small,
since asymmetrical failure is so much more likely," he wrote. "On the other
hand, a major goal of controlled demolition using explosives is the complete and
symmetrical collapse of buildings. Even with explosives," Jones says,
"achieving such results requires a great deal of pre-planning and expertise."
The government reports failed to consider the controlled demolition hypothesis and the 9-11 Commission report does not even mention the collapse of WTC 7, "a striking omission of data highly relevant to the question of what really happened on 9-11," Jones wrote. The fact that no steel-reinforced high-rise building has ever collapsed due to fire, although many have been demolished with explosives in precisely the same manner as the three that fell on 9-11, lends credence to the controlled demolition theory.
quote from Dr. Jonathan Barnett, an official investigator, that steel members
appeared to have been "partly evaporated" is "particularly upsetting to the
official theory," Jones wrote, because it is impossible for fires to "generate
temperatures anywhere near the 5,000 degrees (F) needed to 'evaporate' steel.
However, Thermite, RDX and other commonly-used explosives can readily slice
through steel (thus cutting the support columns simultaneously in an explosive
demolition) and reach the required temperature," Jones says.
This is consistent with an eyewitness account given to me shortly after 9-11.
The eyewitness was standing on
Another important piece of evidence, which I discovered in 2002, was the
presence of molten metal in the basements of all three demolished towers. I
learned that molten steel had been found in the basements through interviews
with Peter Tully, of Tully Construction, and Mark Loizeaux, president of
Controlled Demolition, Inc. Both men were involved in the removal of the WTC
Jones provides quotes from two engineers, Dr. Keith Eaton and Leslie Robertson,
who reported seeing molten metal at the site weeks after the collapses. "As of
21 days after the attack, the fires were still burning and molten steel was
still running," Robertson, the structural engineer responsible for the design of
the towers, said.
maintain that these published observations are consistent with the use of
high-temperature thermite reaction, used to cut or demolish steel," Jones wrote.
"The end products of the thermite reaction are aluminum oxide and molten iron.
The government reports admit that the building fires were insufficient to melt
steel beams," Jones wrote, "then where did the molten metal come from?"
squibs or horizontal blasts of smoke and debris, seen in photographs and in
video images of the collapses, indicate that pre-positioned explosives were used
to demolish all three towers. "Squibs as observed during the collapse of WTC 7
going up the side of the building in rapid sequence provide additional evidence
for the use of pre-placed explosives," Jones wrote.
Jones also points to the unexplained failure of the weight-bearing central core
columns of the twin towers as evidence supporting the demolition theory. The
fact that the communication mast on top of the
Jones reveals how data was tweaked in the government-funded computer models in
order to "save the hypothesis" that fires caused the floor trusses to fail and
the towers to collapse.
Jones wrote: "What about the subsequent complete, rapid and symmetrical collapse
of the buildings? What about the observed squibs? What about the antenna
dropping first in the