Saturday, August 23, 2008

Open Letter #19 on 9/11 to Attorney General of the USA, Michael B. Mukasey

Mr. Attorney General,

Yesterday's release of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) report on the mysterious collapse of World Trade Center 7 is a classic example of what the founding fathers of the USA sought to prevent happening in our republic when they included two prohibitions against ex post facto laws in Article I, sections 9 and 10 of our Constitution.

This lame NIST report rests on the false assumption that there was no existing agency authorized to investigate Ground Zero in the long interval between the 9/11 attacks and the 1 October 2002 passage of the National Construction Safety Team Act.

Our Congress acted in combination with other officials to countenance the removal of evidence from a crime scene and thereby thwarted a proper criminal investigation.

Such corruption supported the goals of the war mongers.

A scientific report teetering on such shaky legal foundation naturally has as much to hide as it reveals, and I list the notable lies, omissions and unsupported assertions.

Contrary to what the report says, there were indeed eyewitness accounts of explosions heard and shock waves seen right before WTC 7 went down at 5:21 PM on 11 September 2001.

Not mentioned were numerous testimonies indicating foreknowledge of the impending implosion, including Larry Silverstein's famous admission that a decision was made to "pull it"; i.e., bring down WTC 7 by controlled demolition. How the BBC managed to report the collapse as a fait accompli twenty minutes before it actually happened remains an unexplained mystery.

Pools of molten steel in the sub-basements of WTC 1, 2 & 7 remained for seven full weeks, a thermal effect studiously ignored by the NIST nincompoops.

Why did Mayor Sir Rudolf Giuliani prefer 75 Barclay Street to his expensive, state of the art emergency command post on the 23rd floor of WTC 7 before any damage was inflicted on the building?

What is the seismic record of the WTC 7 event, and why are these matters beyond the scope of the report?

What combustable contents or source of energy can induce the temperature of 900 C that NIST reports?

History shows that severe fires deform but do not collapse steel structures. How can NIST conceivably make the leap to fire-induced mechanical collapse at free fall speed?

This is nuts!

Please visit for thoughtful and apolitical assessments of the WTC building collapses by professional architects and engineers.

Stephen M. St. John
POB 449, NYC, NY 10185

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