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Engineers and Architects Question the 9/11 Commission Report

June 23, 2007 by  


Adapted by TMO Staff Writer from the website patriotsquestion911.com

Below are excerpts from a website which gathers people with serious credentials of credibility or professionalism who have significant reservations abou the official story of 911. Below is the Patriotsquestion introduction and three especially powerful denunciations of the official story of what happened on September 11, 2001.

Many engineers and architects have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11. This section is a collection of their public statements. This website is not an organization and it should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.

Listed below are statements by more than 140 engineers and architects that contradict or are critical of the 9/11 Commission Report. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed.

These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their professional responsibilities related to building design, construction, and other areas of engineering, demonstrates that criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical, and that, in fact, it can be just the opposite.

If you are an engineer or architect who has concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report and would like your comment added to this website, please contact me. – Alan Miller.

William Rice, PE

William Rice, PE – Registered Professional Civil Engineer who worked on structural steel and concrete buildings in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Former Professor at Vermont Technical College where he taught engineering materials, structures lab, and other building related courses.

Essay Vermont Guardian 3/1/07: “Having worked on structural steel buildings as a civil engineer in the era when the Twin Towers were designed and constructed, I found some disturbing discrepancies and omissions concerning their collapse on 9/11. …

The interesting fact is that each of these 110-story Twin Towers fell upon itself in about ten seconds at nearly free-fall speed. This violates Newton’s Law of Conservation of Momentum that would require that as the stationary inertia of each floor is overcome by being hit, the mass (weight) increases and the free-fall speed decreases.

Even if Newton’s Law is ignored, the prevailing theory would have us believe that each of the Twin Towers inexplicably collapsed upon itself crushing all 287 massive columns on each floor while maintaining a free-fall speed as if the 100,000, or more, tons of supporting structural-steel framework underneath didn’t exist.

Controlled demolition is so politically unthinkable that the media not only demeans the messenger but also ridicules and “debunks” the message rather than provide investigative reporting. Curiously, it took 441 days for the president’s 9/11 Commission to start an “investigation” into a tragedy where more than 2,500 WTC lives were taken. The Commission’s investigation also didn’t include the possibility of controlled-demolition, nor did it include an investigation into the “unusual and unprecedented” manner in which WTC Building #7 collapsed. http://www.vermontguardian.com

Capt. Daniel Davis

Capt. Daniel Davis, U.S. Army – Turbine engineering specialist. Founder and former CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company (15 years). Former Senior Manager at General Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division (15 years). Former U.S. Army Air Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam. Also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense Area. Private pilot.

Statement to this website 3/23/07: “As a former General Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail assembly, would be there.

Additionally, in my experience as an officer in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there’s no way all four of them could!

Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is nearly impossible for even a small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled “terrorists”.

Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a “Conspiracy Theory” does not change the truth. It seems, “Something is rotten in the State.”

Timothy A. Millea

Timothy A. Millea – Computer Scientist and Systems Engineer. Researcher in self-evolving software systems. Former Lecturer, School of Systems Engineering, Reading University (UK).

Essay: “In the 120 years history of high-rise steel-framed buildings, none has ever collapsed with all the characteristics of a controlled demolition, other than by a controlled demolition.

On 11th September 2001, we are told that three such buildings did: World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 (the Twin Towers and a 47-storey building one block away. The latter was not hit by an aircraft. This is at least a little curious.

The whole World’s media witnessed the three sky-scrapers falling in to their own footprints at near free-fall speed, i.e at the same speed as apples would have fallen from their roofs in a vacuum. How could this be? Was there no resistance whatsoever from hundreds of hardened steel columns? What about the braking effect of the stationary concrete floors beneath (i.e. the law of conservation of momentum)?

How did relatively minor asymmetrical damage bring about a symmetrical, total collapse – in three separate buildings constructed in different ways and at different times? Surely it takes weeks of meticulous planning to bring about that type of ‘controlled demolition’, not random missile hits in the side (WTC 1 & 2) or falling debris and small fires (WTC 7)?

If I were at the cinema, I would have to suspend belief in the laws of physics for the benefit of the story. Unfortunately, this is real life and I am very disturbed. Who would do this? Why? …

Please do your own research and consider the evidence coldly and rationally. There may come a time soon when science, logic and the internet will need to defeat political misinformation and the vested interests in perpetual terror and war. Are you ready?”

http://www.millea.com.

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