DISTRACTION: 'Explosions in the Towers' Basements Preceded Collapses'
The essence of a false-flag operation
is to pass off a false explanation for an event.
We document bodies of evidence that the Twin Towers
were destroyed through controlled demolition,
but that, in contrast to most controlled demolitions,
the destruction started high in the Towers
(at or around the crash zones)
and proceeded downward to the ground.
That order of destruction was necessary to support the official
story that the that the Towers, weakened by the crashes and fires,
crushed themselves from the tops down.
One of the official explanation's main lines of defense
against challenges by the demolition hypothesis
is the mistaken idea that controlled demolitions
can only be used to destroy buildings from the bottoms up.
The most extensive investigation by the government,
dismissed the demolition hypothesis in its Final Report
on the Twin Towers by suggesting that,
since the Towers were destroyed from the crash zones downward,
they could not have been controlled demolitions.
NIST found no corroborating evidence for alternative hypotheses suggesting
that the WTC towers were brought down by controlled demolition
using explosives planted prior to September 11, 2001.
NIST also did not find any evidence that missiles were fired at or hit
Instead, photos and videos from several angles
clearly showed that the collapse initiated at the fire and impact floors
and the collapse progressed from the initiating floors downward,
until the dust clouds obscured the view.
NIST's description of the order of events is approximately accurate,
but its implication that controlled demolitions cannot effect
such a top-down sequence of destruction is not.
This misconception was promoted in articles in the
American Free Press
within weeks of the attack.
Christoper Bollyn wrote:
American Free Press has learned of pools of "molten steel" found at
the base of the collapsed twin towers weeks after the collapse.
Although the energy source for these incredibly hot areas has yet
to be explained, New York seismometers recorded huge bursts of energy,
which caused unexplained seismic "spikes" at the beginning of each collapse.
These spikes suggest that massive underground explosions may have literally
knocked the towers off their foundations causing them to collapse.
Basement Bomb Theories Lack Support
The idea that powerful explosions in the Towers' basements
initiated the collapses or were instrumental
is not supported by credible evidence,
but is contradicted by several bodies of evidence.
- The conclusions that seismic spikes preceded the collapses is based on
- The body photographic and video evidence contradicts the idea that
large explosions in the Towers' bases precipitated the collapses.
testimonies of emergency responders
do not include descriptions of large-scale explosions
low in the towers preceding the descent of the dust clouds.
- The survival of 18 people in the rubble near the center of the
North Tower contradicts theories that basement bombs destroyed
the bases of the core columns.
Despite the abundance of evidence documenting that the Twin Towers
exploded from around the crash zones downward with numerous
features unique to controlled demolitions -- direct evidence of demolition --
we have seen the concerted promotion of reports that explosions
in the basements preceded or initiated the destruction of the Twin Towers.
The promotion of these thinly supported reports,
usually to the exclusion of the direct evidence of demolition,
serves to support the misconception, exploited by NIST,
that controlled demolition must proceed from the ground up,
and that the top-down order of destruction precludes demolition.
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