BYU Professor Has Plenty of Company in the Academic
Community, Including 60 Faculty Members from Two Utah Universities who Concur
a Controlled Demolition Most Likely Brought Down the WTC and Further Investigation
Professor Steven E. Jones is another in the long line of conservatives
in the political and academic world joining the 9/11 truth movement and asking
to open up further investigations on the true cause of 9/11
The BYU physics professor who believes the WTC collapsed from a controlled demolition
isn’t alone in the academic community, as a group of more than 60 colleagues
from two universities also agreed with Professor Steven E. Jones’ conclusions.
Jones told the Arctic Beacon Saturday in a telephone conversation from Provo,
Utah, he first presented his explosive conclusions at Brigham Young University
(BYU) on September 22, to 60 people from the BYU and Utah Valley State College
faculties, including professors of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology,
Mathematics and Psychology.
After presently scientific arguments in favor of the controlled demolition
theory, Jones said everyone in attendance from all backgrounds, conservative
and liberal, were in total agreement further investigation was needed.
“I was quite surprised how my conclusions were received,” said
Jones, adding he plans to give two continue telling the public how he came to
his startling conclusions essentially ripping apart the official government
story that jet fuel brought down the towers, including Building 7.
“In fact, after I researched how Building 7 fell, I am certain there
existed pre-positioned explosives to bring down the three buildings.”
Jones added that the contingent of faculty members at the September seminar
were all in agreement that the government needed to “come clean”
and release more that 6,900 photographs and close to 7,000 segments of video
footage, now being held from independent investigation by the FBI and other
Since day one, the Bush administration has safely guarded much of the 9/11evidence,
including the WTC steel hauled away by FEMA and eye-witness testimony of basement
explosions censored by the 9/11 Commission and the state sponsored press, as
well as discrediting many other scientists or academics like Jones who have
disagreed with the official story.
“We are calling for the release of all the data, including the videos
and photos, in order that a cross-disciplinary, preferably international team
of scientists and engineers can reach an independent conclusion,” said
Jones, adding all 60 professors in attendance agreed with this course of action.
“Since I decided to come forward with my findings, I have found the people
in the 9/11 community very supportive and helpful. I hope my contribution will
one day help get at the truth of what really happened and specifically how the
Jones’ theory on the way the towers collapsed was presented in a 9,000
word formal paper already approved for publication in an upcoming academic journal.
The following is a partial explanation of how and why he came to his conclusions
that the WTC most likely collapsed due to pre-positioned explosives. He writes:
“In writing this paper, I call for a serious investigation of the hypothesis
that WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by damage and fires,
but through the use of pre-positioned explosives.
“I consider the official FEMA, NIST, and 9-11 Commission reports that
fires plus damage alone caused complete collapses of all three buildings. And
I 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 US government.
And the reasoning behind his conclusions can be summed up as follows:
• The three buildings collapsed nearly symmetrically, falling
down into their footprints, a phenomenon associated with "controlled
demolition" — and even then it's very difficult, he says. "Why
would terrorists undertake straight-down collapses of WTC-7 and the Towers
when 'toppling over' falls would require much less work and would do much
more damage in downtown Manhattan?" Jones asks. "And where would
they obtain the necessary skills and access to the buildings for a symmetrical
implosion anyway? The 'symmetry data' emphasized here, along with other data,
provide strong evidence for an 'inside' job."
• No steel-frame building, before or after the WTC buildings,
has ever collapsed due to fire. But explosives can effectively sever steel
columns, he says.
• WTC 7, which was not hit by hijacked planes, collapsed in
6.6 seconds, just .6 of a second longer than it would take an object dropped
from the roof to hit the ground. "Where is the delay that must be expected
due to conservation of momentum, one of the foundational laws of physics?"
he asks. "That is, as upper-falling floors strike lower floors —
and intact steel support columns — the fall must be significantly impeded
by the impacted mass. . . . How do the upper floors fall so quickly, then,
and still conserve momentum in the collapsing buildings?" The paradox,
he says, "is easily resolved by the explosive demolition hypothesis,
whereby explosives quickly removed lower-floor material, including steel support
columns, and allow near free-fall-speed collapses." These observations
were not analyzed by FEMA, NIST nor the 9/11 Commission, he says.
• With non-explosive-caused collapse there would typically
be a piling up of shattering concrete. But most of the material in the towers
was converted to flour-like powder while the buildings were falling, he says.
"How can we understand this strange behavior, without explosives? Remarkable,
amazing — and demanding scrutiny since the U.S. government-funded reports
failed to analyze this phenomenon."
• Horizontal puffs of smoke, known as squibs, were observed
proceeding up the side the building, a phenomenon common when pre-positioned
explosives are used to demolish buildings, he says.
• Steel supports were "partly evaporated," but it
would require temperatures near 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit to evaporate steel
— and neither office materials nor diesel fuel can generate temperatures
that hot. Fires caused by jet fuel from the hijacked planes lasted at most
a few minutes, and office material fires would burn out within about 20 minutes
in any given location, he says.
• Molten metal found in the debris of the World Trade Center
may have been the result of a high-temperature reaction of a commonly used
explosive such as thermite, he says. Buildings not felled by explosives "have
insufficient directed energy to result in melting of large quantities of metal,"
• Multiple loud explosions in rapid sequence were reported
by numerous observers in and near the towers, and these explosions occurred
far below the region where the planes struck, he says.
Jones will also be appearing on Greg Szymanski’s radio show called “The
Investigative Journal” on the Republic Broadcasting Network at www.rbnlive.com
on Monday at 12 noon central time.