The official narrative about 9/11 recently weathered some death blows. In the July-August 2016 issue of the European Physical Society’s Europhysics News Article, the scientific paper, entitled “15 years later: on the physics of high-rise building collapses” was published, completely debunking the official findings that have been reported by US Government agencies, including from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The article was written jointly by Steven Jones of Brigham Young University (retired), Robert Korol, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, Anthony Szamboti, a Mechanical Design Engineer in the aerospace industry and Ted Walter, of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. These scientists were surprised when their article received a Letter to the Editor, in support of their paper from a former employee at NIST.
Peter Michael Ketcham, a former Mathematician at NIST between 1997-2011 was then asked and he agreed to speak at the December 17, 2016 meeting of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. There, Ketcham criticized his former employer in the most stoic and absolute terms, for ignoring the numerous scientific errors found in its report on the collapses of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers during the September 11, 2001, attacks. This was his statement:
“A few months ago, based on a conversation with a friend who has no connection to NIST, I began to read some of the NIST World Trade Center reports…as I watched several documentaries contradicting the NIST reports and presenting very lucid arguments for controlled demolition, I quickly became furious.
“First, I was furious with myself. How could I have worked at NIST all those years and not have noticed this before? Second, I was furious with NIST. The NIST I knew was intellectually open, non-defensive, willing to consider competing explanations and enthusiastic about presenting the details of its research to any interested party.
“The more I investigated, the more apparent it became that NIST had reached a predetermined conclusion that refused, avoided and dismissed the evidence. Among the most egregious examples is the explanation for the collapse of World Trade Center 7, as a Rube Goldberg sequence of unlikely events, culminating in the almost-symmetrical collapse of a steel-framed building into its own footprint, at free-fall acceleration.
“I believe that NIST is one of the crown jewels of the US Federal Government and an organization of staggering brilliance but with respect to the World Trade Center investigation, I think that something went very wrong. I don’t know what, but something.
“I could list all the reasons why the NIST World Trade Center reports don’t add up but others have already done so in extensive detail and there is little that I could add. What I can do, however is express some thoughts, based on common sense, intuition and experience, drawn for my years at NIST. There are five points I’d like to mention.
“First: in my opinion, NIST is not fooling us anymore. NIST has painted itself into a corner, while the walls of evidence and reason close in. One need only read the Europhysics News Article and NIST’s response, to see that…police detectives use the term “guilty demeanor” to describe the dodging and weaving of a guilty party that desperately claims innocence.
“One does not need any technical background to see the display of guilty demeanor in the various misrepresentations regarding the World Trade Center Investigation and Reports. This is especially true of the investigation leaders, who repeatedly evade, dismiss and obfuscate their way through incomplete and nonsensical explanations. It is not my intention to attack these individuals in making my point, as they may, in fact have been under duress. But if the NIST World Trade Center Investigation and Reports prove false, then they are culpable, nonetheless.
“Second: National Security concerns are their own worst enemy. The excuse has worn thin, that evidence or information must be withheld, due to “National Security concerns”. The irony is that the secretive cloak of National Security has, itself become a serious threat to our pursuit of happiness, with the corruption and dishonesty that it breeds.
“If NIST truly believes in the veracity of its investigation, then it should openly share all evidence, data, models, computations and other relevant information, unless very specific and compelling reasons are otherwise provided. National Security concerns and public safety concerns do not stand in isolation. They participate in a balance, with accountability.
“Third: Gingerly approaching the water and dipping in a toe does not constitute a swim in the ocean. In its reports, NIST makes a great show of copious details leading to collapse initiation – and then stops short, just when it becomes interesting. The remainder of the explanation is a perfunctory statement; that building collapse is inevitable and obvious. It is easy to see through this tactic, as an evasion of prickly arguments and an avoidance of inconvenient evidence.
“Fourth: In response to any challenges, NIST typically provides curt explanations from its Public Affairs Office. I was at NIST for 14 years and I saw how this game was played. The strategy is to stand as an impervious monolith, while also tightly controlling communications.
“There were many contributors to the NIST World Trade Center investigation. Why not let them openly answer questions in their own voice, with the depth of knowledge and level of detail that follows from the nuts and bolts of their research? If the NIST investigation and reports are sincere and genuine, then there is nothing to fear and nothing to hide.
“Fifth: Honesty sooner is better than regret later. Awareness is growing of the disconnect between the NIST World Trade Center reports and logical reasoning. The recent Europhysics News Article is a good example. Due to the nature of communication in our current world, that awareness may increase approximately exponentially. Why not, NIST blow the whistle on itself now, while there is still time?
The wounds of 9/11 have remained unhealed for too long. Those wounds are now festering, rotting and infected. When the physical body is wounded, the first step is to wash out those wounds with hot soapy water. The process is painful but the pain does not last and the worst of it occurs at the start. Truth is the hot and soapy water, with which we wash out the wounds of 9/11.
“With respect to the World Trade Center investigation, the official narrative of 9/11 has begun to unravel and that unraveling may accelerate. One need only look at recent events such as the appearance of the Europhysics News Article to see that unraveling in action. As a result, there may be a sequence of painful revelations. We may find that the United States Federal Government may not be quite the benevolent protector that we thought it was. But the wounds of the 9/11 are unlikely to heal amid lies, deception and misinformation. That is why truth is so important.
“Finally, I would like to respectfully say and suggest to you that your feelings are not the truth. Your feelings are important and beautiful – but your feelings only tell you how you feel, not what is true. As I talk to a variety of people about 9/11 and the official narrative, I see in some cases a great deal of difficulty to consider or even accept some of the darker possibilities behind what has happened and feelings are often a large part of that. So, I’m simply saying to consider that, although your feelings are important and wonderful and should be respected, that your feelings are not the truth.
“Finally, I would like to simply summarize by saying, the truth is where our healing lies.“