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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, NIST's 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 the towers. 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. (p 146/196)

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.

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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The visual evidence shows that the Twin Towers were destroyed from the tops down, not from the bottoms up.