Gideon Polya, “Is US responsible for 9-11 atrocity? Scientists find nano-thermite in WTC dust”, MWC News, 15 April 2008.
Is US responsible for 9-11 atrocity? Scientists find nano-thermite in WTC dust
Thanks to the recently published research of Professor Niels Harrit (Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and an international team of scientists, we finally have a good idea of “what” was the cause of the WTC collapse at 9-11 – an estimated 10-100 tonnes of nano-thermite (super thermite), an explosive involving aluminium (Al) and iron oxide (Fe2O3) embedded in a silicon oxide matrix applied to an iron oxide-rich substrate.
The “how” of this discovery lies in the scientists’ finding in the WTC dust of the “smoking gun” (iron spherule products from the exothermic thermite reaction of aluminium (Al) with iron oxide (Fe2O3) ) and the “loaded gun” (unexploded nano-thermite particles in all 4 samples of WTC dust examined with composition and explosive properties essentially the same as that of commercial and military super-thermite explosive).
This discovery involved various advanced - but quite standard - chemical physics techniques (SEM, BSE, XEDS) available with a single workstation involving Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM; to image sample surface using a beam of high energy electrons), BSE (Backscattered Electron imaging based on detection of scattered electrons) and XEDS ( X-ray Energy-Dispersive Spectroscopy for chemical elemental analysis ) coupled with DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry, which determines the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of an experimental sample and reference; a DSC trace shows the relationship of heat flux to temperature, and thereby the endothermic or exothermic [e.g. explosive] behavior of the sample). Very small particle size nano-thermite is much more explosive than standard thermite.
As to “who” did 9-11, at the ”business end” of the operation they were clearly people who had unimpeded access to introduce 10-100 tonnes of nano-thermite (super-thermite) into the North Tower, the South Tower and the WTC7 building of the World Trade Center (WTC) complex i.e. US officials or US surrogates (e.g. Israelis) with official government or corporate security clearance.
In June 2008 MWC News published an article entitled “US responsible for 9-11? Swiss scientists doubt Bush official version”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/22944/26/ . For me, personally, as a conservative scientist, the answer now is “yes” - thanks to Professor Niels Harrit (Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and his international group of colleagues. Their finding of unexploded nano-thermite in WTC dust is surely vindication for sensible scientists around the world who utterly disbelieved the Hollywood-style, Bush "official version" right from the beginning - how do 3 huge skyscrapers collapse perfectly into their own footprints and the concrete turn to fine dust in less than 10 seconds?
There are various levels at which you can read about this important discovery as summarized below.
1. The original scientific paper by Professor Niels Harrit and his 8 colleagues is:
Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen, The Open Chemical Physics Journal, vol.2, (25), 2009, pp.7-31 "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe" (for complete paper see; Niels et al, Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe (see: here ).
2. The Abstract of the peer-reviewed scientific paper by Harrit and colleagues states: “We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures. Separation of components using methyl ethyl ketone demonstrated that elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When ignited in a DSC device the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 °C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic. “
3. A detailed explanation for laypersons is provided by Jim Hoffman, 9-11 Research, 9 April 2009, “Explosives found in World Trade Center dust. Scientists discover both resides and unignited fragments of nano-engineered thermitic pyrotechnics in debris from the Twin Towers”.
4. A must-see TV interview is that with Professor Niels Harrit on Danish TV but with English subtitles (for the transcript in English see “Professor Niels Harrit on TV2NEWS: New Scientific Article: Nano-Thermite-explosives found in dust from WTC).
5. Alternative (i.e. non-Mainstream) media are widely reporting nano-thermite involvement in the 9-11 atrocity.
Unfortunately there is the “usual” Mainstream media silence that, if sustained in the face of the above authoritative scientific evidence, will make Mainstream media “accessories after the fact” to the 9-11 atrocity. As of 15 April 2009, a Yahoo Search (or a Web-censoring Google Search) for the word “harrit” coupled with the phrases “bbc news”, “abc news”, “cnn news”, “msnbc news” and “fox news” yields zero (0) reportage by these “news organizations” of this world-shaking chemical proof of explosive demolition of the WTC that leads inexorably to the conclusion of US and/or US surrogate (most likely, Israeli) responsibility for the 9-11 atrocity.
The evidence for nano-thermite explosives in the WTC dust directly implies US involvement in the atrocity because only American government or corporate officials (or their officially-sanctioned foreign surrogates) could have had the requisite security clearances to introduce 10-100 tonnes of nano-thermite into the WTC.
Obama has a simple choice of either (a) sticking with the lies of the egregiously dishonest and violent Bush Administration or (b) instituting a proper forensic investigation followed by arraignment of all those Americans and American surrogates (most likely, Israelis) responsible for this atrocity.
If Obama opts for continuing the Bush “cover-up” of nano-thermite demolition of the WTC (almost certainly an American government attack on US citizens) then he will become an “accessory after the fact” of the 9-11 atrocity.
This is the conclusion of Professor Niels Harrit in the Danish TV2 interview when asked about “9-11 conspiracy theories”: “I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers. I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory. If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it. No-one has been formally charged. No-one is ‘wanted’. Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Because it never happened. We are still waiting for it. We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes. “
What can decent people do in the face of such clear evidence of Mainstream Establishment atrocities against their own people? Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people must (a) inform everyone they can and (b) take individual and collective action through intra-national and international Sanctions and Boycotts against the individuals, corporations and countries complicit in the 9-11 atrocity and the subsequent horrendous and genocidal Bush (now Obama) War on Terror that is responsible, so far, for 7-9 million violent and non-violent avoidable deaths.