Draft Bill to Reinvestigate Collapse of World Trade Center: 2010

111TH CONGRESS

2ND SESSION

H.R.___________

To finally complete the long overdue action mandated by Congressional orders on behalf of American taxpayers for a substantive investigation of the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Center in the attacks of September 11, 2001. This action was omitted in Public Law 107-306, instituting the 9/11 Commission, and superficially undertaken by two publicly supported agencies——the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its subsidiary, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)——following Administration instructions at that time. Both FEMA and NIST’s studies have been heavily criticized by scientific and engineering professionals on the grounds of dubious methods designed to fit results demanded by the Bush Administration to undermine Congressional intent and the public’s continuing demands for the truth. In view of the destruction and deaths and the vast treasure spent on two wars and occupations because of the attack, completion of this investigative mandate is warranted and need be neither costly nor involve Congressional energies.

This proposed bill would address those significant shortcomings by establishing an independent investigatory committee of renown national and international scientific and technical experts. It also would end the widespread and global suspicion that the official explanation was based on deliberate omission or misinformation. This Act would provide the most comprehensive, credible, and evidence-based investigation of the major theories provided in this bill relative to the seven WTC buildings. It also would make recommendations for legislative action——if necessary.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. REPRESENTATIVE submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the

Committee on _______________________________

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A BILL

To finally complete the long overdue action mandated by Congressional orders on behalf of American taxpayers for a substantive investigation of the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Center in the attacks of September 11, 2001. This action was omitted in Public Law 107-306, instituting the 9/11 Commission, and superficially undertaken by two publicly supported agencies——the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its subsidiary, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)——following Administration instructions at that time. Both FEMA and NIST’s studies have been heavily criticized by scientific and engineering professionals on the grounds of dubious methods designed to fit results demanded by the Bush Administration to undermine Congressional intent and the public’s continuing demands for the truth. In view of the destruction and deaths and the vast treasure spent on two wars and occupations because of the attack, completion of this investigative mandate is warranted and need be neither costly nor involve Congressional energies.

This proposed bill would address those significant shortcomings by establishing an independent investigatory committee of renown national and international scientific and technical experts. It also would end the widespread and global suspicion that the official explanation was based on deliberate omission or misinformation. This action undoubtedly will be accompanied by the committee making additional discoveries about possible causal agent(s) of the destruction.

In the main, this Act would provide the most comprehensive, credible, and evidence-based investigation of the major theories provided in this bill relative to the seven WTC buildings. It also would make recommendations for legislative action——if necessary.

The importance of this bill resides in the fact that the events surrounding the WTC destruction have been the engine driving nearly a decade of two endless wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan costing trillions of dollars and the blood and property of millions——including more than 6,000 dead Americans and the nearly 3,000 who died at the World Trade Center. It has aroused hatred of our country around the globe, even from one-time allies, and spawned a new generation of terrorists abroad. It has brought the nation to its knees, in terms of financial ruin and as prey for our enemies. It has all but overthrown the Constitutional instruments of domestic law and order, converted freedoms to fears, and exchanged our global reputation of the moral high ground for one seemingly of cruelty, immorality, cynicism and imperialism.

If the WTC destruction——including the 47-story WTC 7, that was never hit by aircraft——has been the capstone of such tragic consequences, and if 62% of those polled in 2007 by Scripps-Howard still do not believe the Bush Administration’s explanation——two airliners hijacked by Arabs struck WTC 1 and 2——this proposed bill offers Congress a scientific and technological avenue by which to finally settle this issue. Too, the proposed investigation conducted on this basis should also furnish significant information to aid construction and renovation of high-rise buildings as well as improve security systems and the training of First Responders.

Dozens of books, hundreds of websites, and millions around the globe have devoted the years since September 11, 2001 to the critical examination and judgments concerning the WTC destruction that should have been vigorously and immediately pursued by the White House and Congressional leadership. Studies rooted in available evidence have resulted in contempt and/or denunciation of the official investigation staged by the 9/11 Commission. Its two co-chairs, Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean and at least three of the commissioners concluded the probe was a “cover-up” ordered by the White House.

The Administration stalled an investigation for 440 days following 9/11. Those for Pearl Harbor began 11 days after its attack; for President Kennedy’s assassination, it took only 17 days. So flawed was the direction and results of that commission that the co-chairs wrote a book (Without Precedent) about adverse experiences on the panel and are demanding a new investigation. Surprisingly, neither the Commission’s Report nor the book mentioned WTC 7’s destruction, though some consider it the key to explaining the destruction of the WTC complex.

These biased and incomplete results doubtless have stoked the belief of millions that 9/11 was indeed “an inside job,” as thousands of bumper-stickers and banners continue to claim.

The upshot of such “outside” studies has been more than a dozen major theories by scientific and engineering experts about other and far more probable destructive agent(s) than airliners and fires. Most delve deeper, wider, and far more definitively and substantively than the best efforts of the 9/11 Commission.

Unfortunately, none of these researchers have proposed a national substantive, evidence-based and inclusive, independent scientific and technological investigation about that catastrophe. That is the traditional difficulty of those disciplines, given the heavy and singular focus, the funding, time and energies expended by most researchers.

Add to this the traditionally inclusive, isolative, and proprietary stance common to such researchers, let alone their inability to craft and propel legislation. The overall result is unlikely to yield a Congressional bill encompassing a body of theories from others about causal agents. All theories must be weighed for scientific and engineering integrity. Because scientific methods require an equal analysis of all theories, the major ones are listed in this bill.

Therefore, the aim of this Act is: For Congress, aided by this proposed independent investigation, to finally seek and find the truth about the WTC destruction so that the nation finally has closure about 9/11 and that corrective action may be taken concerning one of America’s greatest tragedies.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Bill may be cited as “The Investigation of Structural Failures of New York City’s World Trade Center Buildings No. 1, 2, and 7 (WTC 1, 2, 7) Act.”

SEC. 2. PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS

(a) Purposes – The purpose of this Act is to establish a committee of independent experts in science and technology to perform a detailed, substantive, evidence-based, comprehensive investigation of the array of widely reported theories concerning the cause of the destruction of WTC 1, 2, and 7. To also issue a report of its findings to the President and to the Congress, which shall also recommend legislative action, regulatory changes governing the construction and maintenance of steel-framed high-rise structures, and make accountable those who perpetrated this horrific event.

This investigation will focus entirely on areas beyond the major shortcomings and omissions of the 9/11 Commission which pointedly did not include scientific and technical experts. A major deficiency was failure to include what has been considered the key to causes of the overall WTC destruction: the collapse of WTC 7, a 47-story structure, across the street from the Center. It was never struck by aircraft, yet the public was asked to believe that small fires caused the structure to sink almost into its footprint within 6.5 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on September 11.

Other areas arousing questions left unanswered include: 1) what caused the near free-fall speeds almost into their own footprints of World Trade Center of WTC 1 and 2; 2) why substantive evidence about the destruction was immediately sequestered on the grounds of national security; 3) why remaining steel beams were rushed to scrap yards of the Far East and to Avondale, LA for construction of the assault ship USS New York instead of being subjected to critical forensic examination; 4) why no exhumation of debris of materials stored in special repositories at Staten Island’s Fresh Kills landfill has never been done; and 5) why the WTC area was cordoned off from the public even after Ground Zero was cleared.

Moreover, despite Commission recommendations to modify existing fire codes in steel-framed high-rise buildings, to date none have been made in the United States either for construction or materials. That would seem to indicate fire was not a factor in the destruction of WTC 1, 2, and 7.

National security can no longer be used as an issue in that only a minuscule amount of key evidence has been made public. Most has not been released, apparently under the seal of national security. Only after legal pressure by The New York Times, using the Freedom-of-Information Act, did federal and New York City officials release the 503 statements by First Responders about what they observed and experienced.

Data from the U.S. Geological Survey studies about nuclear residue at the WTC are on the Internet. Yet scarcely any documents have been produced to provide an explanation for this startling find. Further suspicions in this regard were aroused recently when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a councilman demanded the City Council pass an unusual ordinance requiring the licensing of Geiger counters.

Reports from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its subsidiary, the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) are being challenged as totally flawed by a host of experts in engineering and the hard sciences, demanding its researchers defend their findings.

Domestic Demands for a New Investigation

The clamor for a substantive investigation has grown exponentially in this country, especially because so many factors have unnecessarily shrouded what should be public record, as has been the case with every major disaster in New York City’s history. It has come not only from the American public——including the “Jersey Girls” tirelessly lobbying Congress and the Bush Administration for the first probe——and from its co-chairs and commissioners, but also from international leaders.

The 9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer, a former U.S. House member, cited the remark of the “premiere collapse expert in the country,” Fire Chief Ray Downey who died under the North Tower. Downey was convinced “there were bombs up there [the South Tower]” because, he said, its demise was “too even.”

Commissioner Max Cleland, a former U.S. Senator, resigned from the panel, calling its efforts “compromised” and “a national scandal,” and that “the White House has played cover-up and [done] a slow walk to this game from the beginning.” His hope was that: “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so important to America.”

Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been among several federal officials who also suggested the Commission was forced to engage in a “cover-up.”

Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, a 2008 presidential candidate, has become a strong proponent of the New York City petition for a referendum on inaugurating an investigation of the WTC destruction that would be privately financed. Some 80,000 New Yorkers have signed the petition.

U.S. House Representative Dennis Kucinich has supported a new investigation as has a Republican Senator in the Arizona legislature, Karen S. Johnson. In a June 10, 2008 floor speech supported by exhibits of the WTC destruction and other documents, she declared she and “millions of other people” did not believe the 9/11 Commission findings. She is demanding Congress launch a thorough, independent “real investigation.”

Minnesota’s former governor Jesse Ventura, a Navy Seal demolition expert, believes the WTC destruction was attributable to controlled demolitions.

Add to this the hundreds in the ranks of highly credible experts in science, technology, and architecture about government reports on WTC destruction. They fault as biased and non-credible those issued by FEMA and NIST. A lawsuit is also pending against NIST which challenges the science underlying its conclusions.

The WTC’s senior project design engineer for electrical systems has demanded a structural investigation of all seven WTC buildings. A former NIST chief of the Fire Science Division has asked for an independent inquiry. So has world-renowned scientist Lynn Margulis, Ph.D., board member of the National Academy of Sciences and holder of the National Medal of Science, America’s highest honor for scientific achievement.

Families of those who died in WTC 1 and 2 are also strongly advocating a new investigation. So are people like Cindy Sheehan whose sons and daughters died in the Iraq war and occupation believing that Iraq’s late president Saddam Hussain was involved in 9/11. Many First Responders are insisting their statements of events inside all three buildings be included in a new investigation because their observations and experiences were ignored by the 9/11 Commission.

International Demands for a New Investigation

The international community has demanded a new investigation, especially nations that lost citizens at the WTC. In January 2008, Yukihisa Fujita, a spokesman for the new ruling party in the Japanese Parliament, accused the former prime minister and the Bush Administration of lying about 9/11 and supports a new inquiry. Members of the European Union’s Parliament have been exploring the establishment of an independent international 9/11 “Commission of Inquiry.”

In Canada, Parliament member Libby Davis has demanded another investigation on behalf of the 24 Canadians who died in the Towers.

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, one-time leader of a NATO intelligence network, has voiced a widely held suspicion among European leaders——true or not——that that 9/11 was planned and executed by the Central Intelligence Agency and Israel’s counterpart, the Mossad.

In early November, an Italian court sentenced 22 CIA agents in absentia to five years in prison for kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan and rendering him to an American base in Germany and then to Egypt in 2003 to be tortured and held indefinitely without charges to silence his protests about the Iraq occupation. The next step is said to be an international arrest warrant applicable any time the convicted venture abroad.

To dismiss foreign demands for a substantive 9/11 investigation as toothless would be a mistake, considering Spain’s high court and avid prosecutors operating today under the international law of “universal jurisdiction” for acts of terrorism and war crimes committed on foreign soils. Spain is now the “mecca” for litigants unable to get investigations, trials and/or accountability about such deeds from their governments. Chile’s former and late dictator August Pinochet’s comfortable exile ended in a jail cell at home for life. Aside from rulings on other former South American dictators, the court’s immediate docket includes those such as Israel v Gaza, China v Tibet, and five former Guantanamo prisoners suing the U.S. on alleged torture.

Of the 27 foreign nationals killed at the WTC——one from a Spanish family——their relatives and their countries may well tire of waiting for Congress to launch a substantive investigation. They could not be faulted if they turn to the Spanish high court for a vigorous, thorough, and prompt investigation of what took place in New York on September 11. If this country fails to clean its own house, others may do it——with baleful and prohibitively expensive results. That, in turn, will increase the widespread negative opinion of the United States.

(b) Functions – Suggested areas of investigation shall include the following major theories circulated since October 2001. Their sources will be made available upon passage of this bill. The theories are sorted by scientific and technological categories:

Aircraft Impact and Fire Theories

(1) That destruction of the 110-story WTC 1 and 2 was attributable to commercial aircraft strikes by Arabs armed with box cutters and cursory knowledge of flying airliners. The strikes loosened asbestos wrappings on beams, weakening their columns, and set off fires culminating in destruction of WTC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Destruction of the WTC 7 skyscraper was blamed on fires ignited by flaming debris falling on its roof from WTC 1, across the street. It collapsed within 6.5 seconds almost into its footprint, leaving a six-story pile of rubble, but little dust.

(2) That destruction of WTC 1 and 2 was attributable to “progressive failure” (“pancaking”). This theory’s advocates posit that steel floor trusses were of a lighter weight than the columns and beams and therefore subject to a more rapid Martensitic Transformation (phase change) from the jet-fueled fires. This phenomenon involves steel heated above 1,335º F recrystalizing as austenite which softens and/or melts as temperatures increase.

Holders of this theory suggest that when heat rapidly expanded the trusses, it caused “thermal bowing.” That, in turn, exerted “pull-in forces” on the exterior columns thus compressing the trusses. Compounded by shear forces within the trusses, the “diagonal struts” buckled, setting off cracking and buckling of an exterior column wall. The “explosive” sounds reported by First Responders and building tenants, they said, were attributable to the snapping of columns and beams.

That event led to a chain-reaction, forcing tilting of WTC 2, and then spread buckling to all walls and into the structure’s core. The combination of a tilting top section and its significant weight then led to the building’s rapid vertical collapse nearly into its own footprint, leaving only five stories of rubble.

NIST’s researchers seized upon this theory and, using only computer models instead of visual evidence to support their causal conclusions, claimed thermal expansion of the crossbeams hooked to flooring in WTC 7 had impacted a key column (79) leading to a chain reaction and structural collapse.

The dust-to-rubble ratio was explained by Tower theorists as an ongoing energy transfer sufficient enough “to have crushed more than 90% of the floor concrete to particles well within the observed particle size range.” Advocates also doubt the concrete quality, suggesting the possibilities of “freezing during curing or too much air or water being added during construction.”

As to the volcano-like plumes of smoke, this theory claims it was due to a compression of air in elevator and air-conditioning shafts as floors collapsed. The “squibs” (ejections of materials) seen in photographs and videography were attributed to light reflected from broken bits of aluminum cladding from the buildings’ exteriors.

Further, broken windows and detached marble panels in the WTC 1 and 2 lobbies and witness accounts of explosions first occurring in the basements were attributed to “torque forces” from aircraft strikes above the 92nd floor in WTC 1 and the 78th floor in WTC 2.

The molten metal that burned until December 16 under the sites of WTC 1 and 7, was blamed on the Center’s continuous battery systems.

Missiles and Aircraft Bombs Theories

(1) That destruction of WTC 1 and 2 was attributable either to missiles or bomb-laden military aircraft, possibly E-10s.

Those holding this theory point out that aircraft designers, pilots and civil aviation examiners admit that any jet aircraft can be handled remotely. For example, the Global Hawk remote-control system has been frequently cited in the literature about Pentagon weaponry.

Advocates say that minute examination of photographic and videographic evidence also suggests the possibility of a pod in the undercarriage of one plane could have contained small missiles.

(2) That the cause of WTC destruction shown by the mainstream media was videographic trickery involving the aircraft similar to the fake fireworks shown in the opening ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. These theorists believe either network officials were cowed or co-opted by 9/11 perpetrators.

Its advocates claim WTC 1 and 2 were impacted by “cloaked” missiles. They say witnesses saw missiles hit WTC 1 and either dropped high-yield explosives or set off pre-planted explosions that would be attributed to aircraft impact. That 13 minutes later, another set of disguised missiles struck WTC 2 with the same subsequent explosions. The overarching motive was to convince the world that hijacked airliners caused the destruction an hour later.

Unlike witnesses on the scene, television viewers saw an “animated plane combined with the footage of bombs going off in [WTC 2].” These theorists point out that the only tape extant of the WTC 1 hit was from a pair of French videographers who “just happened” to be exactly positioned for this sensational event. The 9/11 Commission did not question their footage, nor was it examined for doctoring.

In television, sufficient time lags do exist for “creative” editing before pictures appear on screens: post-production work, and a news director’s shot-selection process.

Their frame-by-frame examination of all footage of WTC “hits” extant, drew them to conclude that most footage was altered to fit the hijacking story around Administration pre-9/11 policies for attacking and occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. They cite CNN’s version, in particular, for “sloppy blue-screen technology.” Giveaways, they say, were especially noticeable on WTC 2 shots because of “different timings” and alignments of the aircraft entering the building and the subsequent fireball.

Initially, one version had a plane’s nose first emerging from the building and then pulling back. Another had the nose falling off before contact and reassembling itself through pixilation error in editing. They claim such errors were quickly covered by network logos after the first airings.

Advocates of this theory posit that such television deception—and endless repetition of censored versions—was so effective that few viewers doubt they saw aircraft hit WTC 1 and 2. Though millions know how to edit home-made videotapes, few have the technical abilities or access to mainstream media archives. Nor do they have the time or desire to do a frame-by-frame analysis.

Further, throughout history millions are known to believe almost everything appearing in any media form, a factor that governments and advertisers have used shamelessly to purvey goods, services, and propaganda—despite the ancient warning of caveat emptor.

As for witnesses to the “live” event, the theorists have concluded that few apparently have been psychologically equipped to insist in public that they saw missiles for fear of ridicule or worse. Hundreds may have even questioned what they did see, accepting the general view.

Chemical and High-Yield Explosives Theories

(1) That the WTC destruction was caused by a combination of high-yield explosives and high-temperature (4,500ºF-—6,000ºF) cutter charges such as thermite or nano-thermite. Among thermite’s commercial uses is cutting railroad tracks and girders. Thermite itself is non-explosive as it soundlessly slices through metals——unless a reactive element such as sulfur is added. These theorists, however, claim it was and that this cutter-charge compound alone destroyed WTC 1 and 2 by damaging the integrity of the steel beams.

They now attest that residue samples from the WTC revealed traces of nano-thermite. They further say that photographic evidence shows cutter-charge patterns in fire flashes on the upper floors of WTC 1 and 2.

Their theory also is based on 188 statements from First Responders and survivors reportedly hearing and feeling a series of major explosions from the basements and upper floors of WTC 1 and 2. This upward sequence, they claim, is characteristic of controlled demolitions.

Other signs of high-yield explosives cited were the mid-air pulverization of concrete with outward-arching plumes reminiscent of volcanic energy. They believe this phenomenon was accompanied by rapid expansion and pyroclastic flow of significant dust clouds and the “squibs” caught by hundreds of photographers and videographers 40 floors below aircraft-impact zones. They note that squibs from WTC 1 and 2 progressed downward. But at WTC 7, they progressed upward. They believe such patterns suggest faulty explosive devices, resulting in compressed air ejected horizontally from the collapsing upper floors.

(2) That the destruction of WTC 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 was caused by fluorine-fueled laser beams. Fluorine is an abundant element in nature whose explosive and ferocious reactive gas can vaporize steel and other materials. Fluorine, in the form of hexafluoride, was mined and used by U.S. scientists for the gaseous-diffusion process of separating the two forms of uranium ore (Uranium 235, 238). This produced the atomic bombs dropped on Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

The Pentagon’s intensive research in thermochemistry was reported in its 1949 literature. This theory’s proponents note that from 1957-65, experts in fluorine-based explosives at California’s Aerojet-General Corporation focused on fluoro-nitro compounds. Fluorine weapons were being tested and possibly used, but were not as common as nitro-based explosives because of “synthesis, environmental hazard to both personnel (and civilians…) near blast areas, stability, and cost.”

Today, they point out that fluorine is involved in bio-chemical warfare, rocket technology, both stationary and air-borne. Instead of electrical energy serving as a firing trigger, emphasis is on chemical compounds such as fluorine.

One product cited has been the hydrogen-fluoride laser that delivers continuous power in the megawatt range.

Boeing, TRW, and Lockheed Martin have positioned fluorine in the forefront of a new high-energy gas with atomic means. This technology has involved Israeli scientists working with Northrup Grumman on new weaponry.

These theorists believe that this weaponry had a significant component in the basements of WTC 1 and 2: two tanks containing a collective 200,000 pounds of Freon® refrigerant for WTC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Freon® contains fluorine in its mix of dichlorodifluoro and methane.

Initially, firefighter fears were not that Freon® would explode on contact with fire, but turn into poison gas (chiefly phosgene). Despite a small leak in one tank, the rest remained intact and was removed in Ground Zero clean-up.

3) That the destruction of WTC 1, 2, and 7 was initiated with thermobaric explosives (TB) in the basements as a repository for debris from the operation’s completion. Described as “more powerful than conventional high-explosive munitions,” TBs were first used by the Pentagon in the Vietnam war to clear Viet Cong tunnels and mine fields, and trees for helicopter landing sites. The Soviets made them portable for Afghan caves, and today TBs are stocked by China, Israel and other countries.

A TB’s chief use is in underground areas such as basements, bunkers, and tunnels. They can be dropped from the air and skipped into targets or ignited with long fuses inside a structure. The one-two punch involves a canister of fuel: particles of two or more elements (boron, silicon, titanium, zirconium, carbon, or hydrocarbons, plus either aluminum or magnesium)——with a fluorine additive to vaporize debris——human and all else. The U.S. Geological Survey’s dust samplings around the complex six days after 9/11 did find traces of both titanium and magnesium ingredients.

The canister’s driver first expels the particles as an explosive vapor which then ignites a second charge to transform them into a fireball (4500-5400ºF) incinerating all objects as it travels at 10,000 feet per second. A shock wave follows, sucking up remaining oxygen in the enclosure.

TB theorists claim that this agent might explain the six-foot pile of blackened corpses expelled from WTC 1 elevators that firefighters encountered in the lobby, as well as bodies strewn in WTC 7’s lobby, and a still-ambulatory victim, burned flesh hanging loose from limbs, tottering toward custodian Willy Rodriquez in one of WTC 1’s basements. A parking garage and a machine shop vanished in that building. Additionally, TB might explain the vapor upwellings from street grates some blocks distant from the WTC, as seen in one aerial photograph.

Directed-Energy, Laser Weapons Theories

(1) That the destruction and “dustification” ——molecular dissociation of steel and concrete——of WTC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 either were caused by high-altitude aircraft armed with super-powered lasers such as those used in direct-energy weapons (DEWs)——or a combination of DEWs and high-yield explosives.

Holders of this theory note that super-laser weaponry is part of the Pentagon’s space-wars armamentarium. They point out that the commander of the Air Force’s Cyberspace Command, Maj. Gen. William T. Lord, told the media in April 2008 they have been preparing kinetic weaponry for the “cyber wars” of the 21st century.

A legal challenge to NIST’s report asks if the WTC destruction might be “consistent” with the use of DEWs. The case is supported by voluminous evidence (photographs, seismographic readings, atmospheric and weather data) before and immediately after WTC 7’s collapse. Evidence also includes statements by multiple witnesses saying they heard overhead sounds “of a high-pitched ‘jet engine’ ” prior to that building’s destruction.

The spokesman for the Air Force’s Directed Energy Directorate, Juventino R. Garcia, has conceded the existence and testing of stratospheric weaponry and stated that litigation’s data were “worthy of further investigation.”

One primary proponent of this theory associates energy for this weaponry to have been provided either by the Pentagon’s high-powered ionospheric transmitters in Alaska or by allegations of weather-control installations drawing power from the Class 3 Hurricane Erin, hovering just off New York City on September 11.

Aerial photographs taken September 23, 2001 at 3,330 feet by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed large perpendicular holes in the midsections of WTC 4, 5, and 6 containing dust, and few signs of rubble from the carved-out portions. WTC 4 was sheered in half with its south wing turned into a three-story crater matching the diameter of holes in WTC 5 and 6.

(2) That destruction of all WTC buildings except No. 7 was caused by plasmoid gas and intersecting infrared laser beams that transformed them largely into dust.

This theory posits that two infrared beams——each placed to converge on one spot, led by an invisible cloud of plasmoid gas——were positioned to destroy the buildings the moment aircraft pierced them. These theorists claim a plasmoid cloud just ahead of the aircraft directed them to targeted floors.

Speculation about beam placement, according to one physicist, is that one transmitter could have been positioned in a building near WTC 1 and 2——or on a moving platform such as a satellite, plane, or ship——with a reflector transmitter situated across the East River.

Plasmoid is a derivative of plasma and is formed when gas is heated to the breakup point (ionization) so that its atoms lose their electrons. Each atom then contains electrified nuclei and particles with both positive and negative charges. Plasma’s form becomes an electron-charged gas conducting electricity and can be affected by a magnetic field.

Identified in 1954, plasmoids produce thunder, lightning, and tornadoes. Such plasma gases, seen at the ends of lightning bolts, are known as “ball lightning.” After a tornado strike, carbon fiber in the dust around the holes might have radiation levels three times above normal.

Holders of this theory point out heavy interest by the Pentagon in plasmoid gas began in 1956, when a researcher at the Livermore Berkeley National Laboratory developed a plasma gun propelling man-made plasmoids across magnetic and non-magnetic fields at 450,000 miles per hour. Such gas carried the promise of fission.

Linkage between plasmoid gas and infrared beam delivery systems began with joint efforts by Israeli and American weapons designers developing the Tactical High-Energy Laser (THEL). Under such a super-sized electric bombardment, these theorists suggest, the molecular structure even of such gigantic targets as WTC 1 and 2 would be vaporized into dust within an hour after a “hit.”

These theorists also cite evidence of laser beams, the NOAA aerial photographs noted in the previous theory of the holes in WTC 5 and 6 and the three-story crater at the WTC 4 south wing site.

Energy for this weaponry, it has been alleged, may have been supplied by the Pentagon’s weather-control technology from the Class 3 Hurricane Erin as it paused for a day (September 11) on a northeastern path just off New York City.

Nuclear Weapons Theories

(1) That the destruction of the WTC complex was caused by a combination of fission-driven—or fissionless fusion-driven—mini-nuclear weapons, high-yield explosives, and/or thermite-based cutter charges.

The sequence suggested above is that seconds before the aircraft struck WTC 1 and 2, high-yield explosives carved out the multi-basements of WTC 1, 2 and 7 to contain debris from “mini-nukes” fired an hour later. Aided by thermite cutter charges to melt the beams, nuclear weapons were said to have converted molecules of concrete, steel, interior combustibles—and people—into dust.

These theorists hold differing views of the number of “mini-nukes” planted in the buildings, the types, and explosive power, but all agree that the government has developed, tested, and stored such fourth-generation nuclear weaponry. They also agree that the 9/11 perpetrators would have to have had access to these stockpiles.

Evidence cited to support this theory ranges from markers of nuclear explosions as well as revealing statements to New York City officials given by WTC tenants and First Responders about explosions. One major witness was city official Barry Jennings, trapped in WTC 7 prior to the destruction of WTC 1 and 2. He told the media he heard basement-area explosions and, in fleeing the building, stepped over bodies littering the lobby. Too, a firefighter arriving at WTC 1 moments after aircraft impact, reported seeing a three-foot pile of bodies by blown-out elevators serving the basements.

Theory proponents say that other visual evidence of basement explosions and nuclear-based weapons was plentiful. Add to this the mushroom-like clouds rising from WTC 1 and 2 and brown pyroclastic clouds bearing their dust out to the ocean—and Europe.

Another nuclear factor noted was the speed of WTC 1 and 2’s destruction—under 10 seconds, faster than pancaking in a controlled demolition which would take at least one second per floor in those 110-story towers.

Significant seismic and audio recordings also furnish evidence of underground explosions during that period, as documented by Columbia University seismographic stations across the Hudson River. Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs), another nuclear hallmark, were suspected by several First Responders of causing radio communication, another nuclear hallmark. So were blast waves blamed for setting afire dozens of vehicles in the WTC vicinity. Add, too, the base-surge clouds of dust and other toxic materials enveloping hundreds trying to outrun them as they fled the area.

In addition, six days after 9/11, the U.S. Geological Survey’s teams did find significant levels of nuclear-specific elements surrounding Ground Zero: strontium, barium, vanadium, and hydrogen’s radioactive isotope tritium. One theorist notes that none would have been present—individually or collectively—unless the 9/11 event was nuclear. This view is further buttressed by First Responders following required clean-up procedures for equipment, vehicles, and debris singular to a nuclear accident and the onset of nuclear decay.

Extreme heat is also a signature of a nuclear event, just as water is as a chief remediation tool for nuclear accidents. Barely hours after the destruction, workmen began daily irrigation of molten pools located by WTC 1, 2, and 7 sites until December 16. This was augmented by daily replacements of surrounding soil. Both actions——amid ground temperatures of nearly 2800ºF lasting for three months——strongly suggest that jet-fuel fires were not involved in the destruction. Nuclear experts note that unexploded fissionable material can retain that super-heated state as a continuous reaction following a principal explosion.

Other nuclear remediation efforts, contained in federal manuals, involved hosing trucks moving debris out of the WTC’s restricted areas.

These theorists add two more nuclear signs: The high temperatures at Ground Zero——400ºF to 2,800ºF——lasting for days, reported by clean-up vendors; and an ongoing, increasing high prevalence of blood cancers peculiar only to radiation among First Responders in the 20-40 age range. Some 20,000 cases were identified up to 2006 by the WTC Medical Monitoring Program at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

(2)That all the nuclear evidence enumerated in the previous theory—basement explosives, cutter charges, base surges, nuclear residue, high cancer incidence—is included in the theory that two micro-nuclear reactors were the chief causal agents of WTC destruction. It is posited that each was housed directly under WTC 1 and 2 and next to the WTC’s air-conditioning chiller in Basements 3-5.

Holders of this theory include several additional pieces of evidence of a nuclear event.

The first is photographic data showing steam “upwellings” from street grates three blocks south of the WTC. That factor suggested a pair of light-water reactors were connected to the WTC’s air-conditioning chiller before the 1993 basement bombing of WTC 1 to produce electricity for the Complex and neighboring buildings. The theorists point out that the Center’s Hudson River water supply certainly could easily provide reactor coolant.

This theory rests on the chiller’s intake capacity of 54,000 tons of water although only 29,000 tons were being used even on New York’s hottest days. Advocates speculate that the remaining tonnage furnished that nuclear power to the Center and neighboring buildings.

These theorists note that a handful of perpetrators could easily convert the reactors to agents of destruction (as at Chernobyl) by shutting off coolant and exposing reactor cores to the atmosphere. Those two steps then would have set off controlled sequential explosions destroying all the Center’s remaining buildings except WTC 7.

They claim that the result was a violent upward thrust of white-hot nuclear fuel—traveling 150 feet per second—vaporizing concrete, steel, glass, combustibles and people. The fuel blew through the roofs, and part of such volcanic energy met the atmosphere transforming its load of radioactive materials into those pyroclastic clouds.

The other part behaved like volcanic lava and lahars and rolled down the buildings’ exteriors, vaporizing all but the bottom third. At least three firefighters described the eardrum-bursting, rolling phenomenon pouring the building’s dusty remains to the ground.

These theorists believe that like mini-nukes, the destruction of reactors would explain the EMPs, shock and blast waves, the 20-story toxic base-surge clouds racing through streets—and inextinguishable especially the three-months of molten metals at the WTC 1 and 7 sites.

Another factor in this theory surrounds the city officials’ sudden decision to pour a light concrete cover over the WTC 1 and 2 sites the moment they were debris free. Workers then set up two banks of light-blue spotlights as a “Tribute in Light” memorial to WTC 1 and 2. They were switched on at dusk until 11 p.m. from March 11, 2002, but removed April 13 without an adequate explanation to enraged and upset residents and tourists.

Reactor theorists believe the lights disguised the phenomenon of “Cerenkov’s Radiation,” comparable to the immediate aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion in the Soviet Union. It stems from a reactor core explosion when escaping radiation particles——the deadly gamma rays——meet the atmosphere. The collision sends up an eerie light-blue ray and lasts until the decay process begins of remaining nuclear materials in a reactor (about two weeks).

Proponents of this theory single out other official efforts to conceal any hint of a nuclear event: The attempt by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a City Councilman to force an ordinance requiring licenses to purchase Geiger counters. The second effort was to have the City Clerk obstruct a second, independent and privately funded investigation of the WTC destruction from being on the November 2009 ballot despite more than 80,000 New York City petitioners demanding it.

Whether the destruction was wrought by mini-nukes or reactors, the horrific medical results from this kind of weaponry have been quickly established by increasing spikes in nuclear-specific cancers, now reported in the New York City area.

At least one nuclear expert, the president of the Federation of American Scientists, was sufficiently alarmed to warn the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee that thousands more cases should be expected in the Greater New York area in the near future. His prediction of generations-long radioactivity in that area led to his astounding recommendation that, like Chernobyl, New York City environs should be evacuated for years.

Conclusion

All of these theories can be summarized as caused by fire or explosives. Neither the 9/11 Commission nor the FEMA/NIST researchers considered explosives as the causal agent for the WTC destruction except to cite what appears to be the “straw man” idea of RDX explosives——which they negated. Yet substantive evidence requires testimonies, visual and scientific materials——none of which were attempted concerning this monumental tragedy. These omissions——and the presumption that computer models alone will suffice as an complete investigation modality——has been perceived as irrational and supported only by presuppositions announced by Bush Administration officials before most of these theories surfaced.

Among the principal corollary factors yet to be explored and explained by this committee’s investigation are these:

1) What caused several 50-ton exterior columns of WTC 1 and 2 to be driven upward and across streets to penetrate, respectively, the 15th and the 17th floors of the neighboring Deutsche Bank and American Express buildings. Other beams propelled from WTC 1 pierced the 22nd floor of the Verizon building, again just across the street. Too, some explosive force opened a hole in the lower southwest corner of WTC 7. Also, a college building behind WTC 7 was heavily damaged by debris seemingly propelled from WTC 7.

2) What caused the peculiar destruction of WTC 4? This nine-story building nearly abutted WTC 2 on its west side, and occupied the WTC’s southeast corner. It had two wings, shaped in a reverse “L” that seemed to be separately constructed and then conjoined.

But the two wings didn’t split at the join. Instead, the north wing was precisely severed (even slicing through the rooftop air-conditioner) from the south wing——flattened by WTC 2’s remaining debris——several yards into the surviving north wing. Too, the demolished south wing had, like WTC 5 and 6, a 100-foot diameter hole three stories deep that needs explaining.

3) Why have the significant financial aspects surrounding the WTC destruction never been examined. This includes: a) the sizable and controversial insurance payouts of billions to Larry Silverstein on buildings he owned (WTC 7) and leased (WTC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) beyond their assessed market value; b) the $950 million in bullion missing from bombproof vaults in WTC 4 during the chaos of 9/11 (former New York City Mayor Giuliani claims $230 million was recovered the same day police commissioner on site told him $550 million was found); c) the sudden flurry of put options on United and American airlines just before 9/11 and subsequent significant payouts to those investors; d) the destruction of records in WTC 7 for both the Securities and Exchange Commission (among them, the Enron lawsuit data) and Internal Revenue Service. Personnel had an entire day to move them elsewhere;

e) significant profits for the military-industrial complex in the subsequent avenging attack and occupation of Iraq/Afghanistan; f) the ongoing severe recession was either precipitated or exacerbated by the increase in defense spending, two protracted wars/occupations, and an arms race. The peace dividend of the 1990s was cancelled by 9/11 events; g) such deeds following the 9/11 tragedy have resulted in global hatred and cynicism about our country for the first time in our history .

4) What was the source of heat levels——far beyond any reported for WTC fires——with the 2007 discovery of 744 fragments of human remains, similar to cremation, on the roof of the Deutsche Bank across from WTC 2. Cremation requires temperatures of at least 3,200º F.

5) Why has no investigation been undertaken about the possible role of Hurricane Erin in the WTC destruction, in view of several scientists raising such issues about this particular storm: a) serving as a DEWs power source; b) serving as a means to eliminate radiation evidence from reaching the European sensors; and/or c) serving as a weather-control source.

The National Hurricane Center reported that Erin, heading due northwest fresh from raking the Bahamas, was racing directly toward the Eastern seaboard. On September 11, the storm’s eye abruptly halted nearly 600 miles off Manhattan. Erin’s miles-wide winds were well able both to screen Europe from evidentiary dust and to force that substance into the ocean. (Water is a chief remediation tool to dilute and/or to conceal nuclear evidence.) The next day, Erin did a highly unusual and spectacular course change. It headed due East.

One theorist, an engineering professor with a special interest in Hurricane Erin, recently noted the similarities of great storms to Tesla coils. These can store and dispense huge amounts of energy (1,000,000 volts). She has suggested the “possibility that technology exists to utilise or manipulate energy in storm systems for ‘secondary’ purposes.

Results of this proposed investigation should bring about public realization that an accurate, unbiased, evidence-based examination finally has been completed involving the who, what, where, and when factors of how these seven WTC buildings were destroyed.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT

There is to be established an independent group known as the Science and Technological Committee to Investigate the Structural Failures of the New York City World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and Building No. 7 (in this Act referred to as the ‘Committee’).

SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP

(a) Members – The Committee shall exclude members of the 9/11 movement and be composed of the following 25 individuals or their designees drawn from national and international experts of the highest repute in the science and technological world:

(1) 1 Member shall be designated chair by the mutual consultation of the Committee chair and ranking member. Credentials shall require internationally recognized expertise in structural engineering or architecture for steel-framed, high-rise buildings or the chemical or nuclear sciences.

Remaining members will be selected by consultations of the House Committee’s chair, and the ranking member, and the Act’s Committee chair. Requirements for those drawn from the scientific and technological fields are significant international and national credentials. Committee membership distribution is as follows:

(1) 2 Members from the architects and engineers who designed and built the WTC.

(2) 3 Members with expertise in steel-framed buildings——one in architecture, one in engineering, one in construction.

(3) 2 Members from the National Association of Demolition Contractors and international counterparts with expertise on steel-framed high-rise buildings.

(4) 2 Members from the custodial and maintenance staffs of the WTC 1, 2, and 7 on duty September 11, 2001.

(5) 3 Members of the New York City Fire Department——a chief, an arson specialist, and a firefighter——on duty September 11, 2001 at WTC 1, 2, or 7.

(6) 2 Members of the New York City Police Department——a chief and a patrol officer on duty September 11, 2001 at WTC 1, 2, or 7.

(7) 2 Members——one from FEMA, one from NIST——involved in researching and producing the WTC destruction reports.

(8) 2 Members with expertise in high-yield explosives.

(9) 4 Members with expertise in weaponry research and production——one in missiles, one in directed-energy lasers, one in nuclear munitions, one in nuclear-energy production.

(10) 2 Members with expertise in video manipulation via such programs as PhotoShop.

(11) 1 Member of the House Committee on Science and Technology with expertise in structural engineering, architecture, or the sciences.

(b) IN GENERAL.——Each member of the Committee shall be appointed for the life of the panel.

(c) VACANCIES.——Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Committee shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.

(d) DEFINITION OF MEMBERS.——For the purposes of this section, the term “Member” means those selected for this independent Committee.

(e) QUORUM.——A quorum constitutes a majority of the Members, but a lesser number may hold hearings.

All recommendations and reports of the Committee required by this Act shall be approved only by a majority vote of a quorum of the Committee.

(f) MEETINGS.——First meeting shall be called by the Committee Chair not later than——

(A) 60 days after the date of enactment

of this Act; or

(B) 30 days after the date of the

enactment of legislation making appropriations

to carry out this Act.

(C) Subsequent meetings shall meet at

the call of the Committee chair except as

provided in paragraph (f) above.

SEC. 5. POWERS OF COMMITTEE

(a) HEARINGS AND EVIDENCE.——The Committee or, at its direction, any subcommittee or member of the Committee, may, for the purpose of carrying out this Act—

(1) require members to hold direct and continuous consultations——individually and collectively——with the principal proponents of theories contained in this bill and those discovered by this investigation.

(2) hold such public hearings in places deemed germane to the investigation, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, receive such evidence, and administer such oaths as the Committee or Member considers advisable; and

(3) require, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, documents, tapes, and materials (electronic/digital communication, e-mails, web content, etc.) as the Committee or such subcommittee or member considers advisable.

As previously noted, because national security is no longer an issue concerning the WTC destruction, that rationale can no longer be utilized to evade either subpoenas of witnesses or documents.

(b) ISSUANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

OF SUBPOENAS.——

(1) ISSUANCE——Subpoenas issued under subsection (a) shall bear the signature of the Committee Chair and shall be served by any person or class of persons designated by the Chair for that purpose.

(2) ENFORCEMENT——In the case of contumacy or failure to obey a subpoena issued under subsection (a), the United States District Court for the judicial district in which the subpoenaed person resides, is served, or may be found may issue an order requiring such person to appear at any designated place to testify or to produce documentary or other evidence. Any failure to obey the order of the Court may be punished by the Court as a contempt of that court.

Additionally, all testimony by witnesses shall be under oath under penalty of perjury.

(3)ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT——In the case of any failure of any witness to comply with any subpoena or to testify when summoned under authority of this section, the Committee may, by majority vote, certify a statement of fact constituting such failure to the appropriate United States attorney, who may bring the matter before the grand jury for its action, under the same statutory authority and procedures as if the United States attorney had received a certification under sections 102 through 104 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192 through 194). Additionally, the Committee may utilize the House’s procedure of inherent contempt to enforce a subpoena.

(c) WITNESS ALLOWANCES AND FEES——Section 1821 of Title 23, United States Code, shall apply to witnesses requested or subpoenaed to appear at any hearing of the Committee. The per diem and mileage allowances for witnesses shall be paid from funds available to pay the expenses of the Committee.

(d) CONTRACTING——The Committee may, to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in Appropriation Acts, enter into contracts with Federal, State, or local agencies, or private institutions or organizations, for the conduct of research or surveys, procurement of supplies and properties, preparation of reports, and other activities enabling the Committee to discharge its duties under this Act.

(e) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES——

(1) The Committee may secure directly from any Federal department or agency such information as the Committee considers necessary to perform its duties. Upon request of the Committee Chair, the head of such department or agency shall furnish such information to the Committee.

(2) Information shall only be received, handled, stored, and disseminated by Committee members and its staff that are consistent with applicable statutes, regulations, and Executive orders.

(e) ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES——

(1) General Services Administration——The Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Committee on a reimbursable basis, administrative support and other services for the performance of the Committee’s functions.

(2) Other Departments and Agencies——In addition to the assistance prescribed in paragraph (1), departments and agencies of the United States may provide to the Committee such services, funds, facilities, staff, and other support services as they may determine advisable and as may be authorized by law.

(f) UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICES——the Committee may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

SEC. 6. PERSONNEL.

(a) Subject to adoption of expenses resolutions as required by Clause 5 of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee may incur expenses in connection with its functions under this Act.

(b) In carrying out its functions under this Act, the Committee is authorized to——

(1) appoint, either on a full-time basis or as experts or consultants, such staff as the Committee considers necessary;

(2) prescribe the duties and responsibilities of such staff;

(3) fix the compensation of such staff at a single per annum gross rate which does not exceed the highest rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, of Level V of the Executive Schedule in Section 5316 of Title 5, United States Code. All Committee members who are officers or employees of the United States shall serve without compensation in addition to that received for their services as officers or employees of the United States.

(4) procure temporary and intermittent services by order of the Committee Chair under Section 3109(b) of Title 5, United States Code, at rates for individuals that do not exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for Level V of the Executive Schedule under Section 5316 of such title.

(5) allow Committee members travel expenses, which shall include that of per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under Subchapter I of Chapter 57 of Title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Committee.

(6) terminate the employment of any such staff as the Committee considers appropriate.

(c) The Committee and all authority granted in this Act shall expire 30 days after the filing of its Report with the House of Representatives.

SEC. 7. COMMITTEE REPORT.

(a) In General——The Committee shall report to the House as soon as practicable during the present Congress, but not later than six months after the date of passage of this Act, the results of its investigation and study, together with such recommendations as it deems advisable.

The Committee shall report to the House Committee on Science and Technology as soon as practicable during the present Congress, but not later than six months after the date of passage of this Act, of any additional substantial or credible information which such Committee receives.

(b) Considerations——In developing any and all recommendations under subsection (1) the Committee shall consider——

(1) the role of the Federal Government in preventing similar construction failures by means of revising building codes with substantial penalties for non-compliance by architects, structural engineers, building contractors and subcontractors.

(2) ways in which to strengthen accountability of all actors, including building owners and leasees.

(c) Establish culpability of any parties in these events making them subject to a full-range prosecution with applicable punishment.

(d) Any additional information provided to the Committee when the House is not in session shall be filed with the Clerk of the House.

(e) Any additional information shall be referred to the House Committee on Science and Technology over the subject matter thereof.

(f) The records, files, and materials of the Committee shall be transferred to the Clerk of the House.

SEC. 8. TERMINATION.

The Committee shall terminate upon the expiration of the 90-day period beginning upon the date on which the Committee submits its report to the Congress under Section 7(a).

SEC. 9. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) In General——There is authorized to be appropriated $11,000,000 to carry out this Act.

(b) Availability——Any amounts appropriated pursuant to this section shall remain available, without fiscal-year limitation, until expended.

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