The Real 9/11 Lie

I came across this meme on September 11, 2018, seventeen years after that fateful day that killed nearly 3,000 American citizens and changed the lives of countless more.

I found myself getting royally pissed.  That’s not something that routinely happens to this combat aviator and veteran.  The principle flaw of all the “9/11 IS A LIE” memes, however, is the unbelievable ignorance if not outright stupidity that results in the minds of those blithering idiots who pass it around as if were gospel.  But that’s not what pissed me off.  There are stupid people everywhere.  Here’s what pissed me off:  HOW DARE THEY desecrate the graves and memories of those we lost on that tragic day when overwhelming abundance of evidence undeniably demonstrates that hijackers leveraged multiple loopholes in security — which had been identified on multiple occasions over the years — took over four U.S. air carriers in a rather skillful manner, and used those planes as weapons to attack the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and probably either the White House or the Capitol Building.  They were only 75% successful.  Their last effort was thwarted by Todd Beamer and other heroes aboard who turned the tables and attacked their hijackers.  The results of that day’s sad events can be found in The 9/11 Commission Report, a 585-page exhaustive summary of every relevant fact, socioeconomic and political environments, and sequence of events leading up to the attacks.  Encyclopedia Britannica’s September 11 Attacks entry provides an objective an complementary summary report and analysis of the attacks and their aftermath along with plenty of ancillary and corroborating links.

Now, if you’re one of the pin-headed mental midgets who can’t bring themselves to read 585 pages, if that’s too difficult for you, if all you can bring yourself to do is post a handful of mindbogglingly stupid memes on Twitter and Facebook, then I suggest you shut your God-damned pie hole, read the report, and learn something real for a change.

By comparison, the volumes of nonsense I’ve seen on anti-9/11 websites make this aerospace engineer absolutely cringe.

The first, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth are perhaps the worst.  They claim, “More than 3,00 architects and engineers have signed our petition.”  Over the years, I have reviewed all the “evidence” they link to on their website, and none of it would stand up under scrutiny by a team of actual, licensed, practicing, and reputable civil engineers.  In fact, every one of their pet theories is rather damning of their incompetence.  Any competent engineer can spot the many flaws in their assumptions, knowledge, thought processes and conclusions in short order.

For example, they scratch their heads repeatedly over the presence of sulfur, claiming, “no one knows where,” so they jump to the conclusion that it “must” have been in “thermate, which is produced when sulfur is added to thermite.”  Every engineer worth their weight in salt wonders how anyone could be so stupid, knowing that many construction materials contain vulcanized rubber (rubber to which sulfur has been added for strength) as do most bleached papers, including copier and printer paper.  In fact, “Many surfactants and detergents (e.g. sodium lauryl sulfate) are sulfate derivatives. Calcium sulfate, gypsum, (CaSO4·2H2O) is mined on the scale of 100 million tonnes each year for use in Portland cement and fertilizers.”

Well, there’s your answer, idiots:  Wallboard aka sheetrock.  It’s made of gypsum, which contains sulfur.  The buildings were chock full of it.  Specifically, “Calcium sulfate (or calcium sulphate) is the inorganic compound with the formula CaSO4 and related hydrates. In the form of ?-anhydrite (the anhydrous form), it is used as a desiccant. One particular hydrate is better known as plaster of Paris, and another occurs naturally as the mineral gypsum. It has many uses in industry. ”

You see, there, dipshits, REAL ENGINEERS know this.  We don’t stand around scratching our heads like fucking Goofy saying, “Well, gee, Mickey, where could that sulfur have come from?  They don’t make buildings out of sulfur, so it must have been thermite, guh-huh!”

Yes, Goofy, they do make buildings out of sulfur, in the form of calcium sulfate.  What did I say about shutting your pie hole and learning something?

The A&E 9/11 Truth website is the flagship, and if that highly un-educated rubbish is the best the entire movement can do, then the rest of the movement is even more stupid.

But I’m not here to debunk the 9/11 conspiracy theories.  You’ll find countless experts online who’ve done a fine job of doing just that, including Popular Mechanics, who has kept their Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report – The World Trade Center and related pages up to date.  They and many others have tackled and resoundingly rebuffed each and claim of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists six ways to Sunday.

And yet the blithering idiots continue in their errant beliefs, grossly disrespecting everyone and everything in their path, including science and the memories of those we lost.

Just be glad I know how to check my temper.  In response, I’ll say this:  The real 9/11 lie is that all the “9/11 Is A Lie” websites are lies.  Anyone with half a brain knows this, and those with full brains and civil engineering credentials have completely and utterly debunked the 9/11 conspiracy theory movement.

May God allow the souls of the dearly departed to finally rest.

The 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Trifecta

Of all the blitheringly idiotic crap I’ve seen on the Internet, the conspiracy theory behind the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers takes the cake, followed closely by so-called, “chemtrails.”

“What really happened” is simple:  Two aircraft were intentionally driven into the sides of each tower at a high velocity, severing and severely weakening the exterior steel support structure.  The resulting fires, easily exceeding 800 deg C, were some 300 deg C hotter than the 50% weakening point of the remaining steel structure.  The failure of those beams caused the entire floor to collapse.  The resulting impact vastly exceeded the design strength of the building, so subsequent floors continued collapsed one after another, domino style, until the entire tower had collapsed.  The same thing happened to the other tower a short time later.

For those of you who don’t understand that steel doesn’t need to get anywhere near its melting point in order to become very weak, if not “limp as a noodle,” please watch the following video recorded by a blacksmith, an expert in metalworking:

Here’s another outstanding resource. The gentlemen behind this 7-part series of videos clearly understands the underlying physics. Meanwhile, batshit lady and the other conspiracy theorists keep repeating the dogma, the conspiratorial mantra. The video at 6:15 is particularly telling.

Bottom line, people, as the blacksmith correctly noted, “if you hold this up as part of the conspiracy, you are an idiot.”  I would argue the same applies to all of the 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Absolutely none of them stand up to even routine scrutiny by experts who actually know what they’re doing (as opposed to the couple thousand idiots who signed up for that website).

Have a nice day.  🙂