The 9/11 Conspiracy: Was the U.S. Government Behind It?
Explosion Before Impact
Mike Bellone wasn't the only eyewitness who has information that flies in the face of the official government report.
William Rodriguez was a maintenance worker in Tower Two and was one of the last people out of the building before it collapsed. Rodriguez testified behind closed doors to the 9/11 Commission but found his testimony was stricken from the record. He says that from his position near the ground floor, he felt the building vibrate up due to an explosion that occurred—before and separate from the impact of the plane. Remembering the fateful day, Rodriguez explained: “All the walls shake. They cracked. The false ceiling fell on top of us. The sprinkler system got activated. Water started spewing everywhere. Everybody’s screaming in horror...this is before the plane hitting the tower.”
The initial explosion Rodriguez felt was enough to cause noticeable physical damage seven or eight seconds before the definitive pow! That, Rodriguez states, was the building being hit by Flight 175. But, if Rodriguez is right about an earlier explosion, wouldn’t there be some telltale residue from chemicals used in the alleged munitions? Yes, and there is.
Explosive Residue at Ground Zero
When Professor Steven Jones of Brigham Young University conducted tests on dust from the World Trade Center, he found traces of the highly flammable explosive super-thermite, also known as nano-thermite. A combination of powdered iron oxide and aluminum, super-thermite burns at 2,500 degrees Celsius when ignited—much, much hotter than even jet fuel.
The presence of super-thermite residue in the ashes of Ground Zero might also explain another mystery of September 11: the destruction of World Trade Center Building Seven.
Though not hit by either plane, 7 WTC was struck by debris from the collapsing Twin Towers, causing fires to erupt. In seven hours, 7 WTC collapsed completely. Suspiciously, it is the only skyscraper, before or since, known to have collapsed primarily from uncontrolled fire. But the presence of a highly flammable explosive could account for how such a large building, kindled by the odd bit of burning debris, could simply fold in on itself as if professionally demolished. Interestingly, the Twin Towers also both collapsed almost directly into their own footprints. “We have good evidence for the use of explosives,” Professor Jones says. “True, they were hit by planes. I’m not challenging that. But I’m saying that’s not the full story.”
So, how did this supercharged explosive find its way into the dust at Ground Zero? Did it help feed the flames that could not have eaten away at the steel-reinforced infrastructure of the World Trade Center buildings alone? Or did it bring down the towers by itself, leaving the fires as a scapegoat? And did the government know about the explosives—or perhaps even order them planted?