Exposing AE911Truth Lies 4

     Okay, it’s time to explain once again why Richard Gage and AE911Truth are not credible.

      Go to this site, scroll down to the paragraph ( about ¼ of the way down) that starts, “ In a very interesting statement,” and click on the words “very interesting statement,” and you will see a two-hour video where Richard Gage makes a complete horse’s rear end of himself.

     As the aforementioned link  points out, at about 1 hour and 5 minutes into the video Gage provides us with this gem of a quote: “Gage: Well that’s why they would have used thermite, which is a more silent, um, thermate, which is a special form of thermite with added sulfur, because obviously you wouldn’t want a whole bunch of explosions to be heard, even though they were, it’s not a perfect science. They have a hundred and eighteen witnesses just from those who were recorded in the oral histories.”

     There are  problems, all of which 911guide.googlepages  addresses: 1: Thermite and thermate, which are essentially variations of the same thing are NOT explosives, they’re INCENDIARIES. Hint: Incendiaries DON’T EXPLODE!  Thermite or thermate, being incendiaries, don’t explode.

     Refer to this video here, where they destroy a car using thermite. If you listen carefully, you’ll notice that the thermite makes a sort of crackling sound.  Oh, and before any “truther” points out that there was an explosion at the end of the video, I suggest you watch the video more closely, particularly where they state that they placed the second pot of thermite by the car’s fuel tank.  Thermite, being an incendiary, burns, as you noticed from the pyrotechnic effects and the explosion was a result of the heat from the thermite interacting with the gas.  It’s basic physics: fire plus gasoline equals explosion, although it would be more accurate to say the thermite was interacting with the fumes from the gasoline.  After all, anyone who’s managed to pass 3rd grade science knows that it’s not the gasoline that ignites, it’s the FUMES,  and 2: As for the silent explosions, you’ll notice Gage contradicts himself as silent explosions CANNOT BE HEARD.  That and there’s no such thing as a silent explosion. Encyclopedia.com  states  “An explosion is a sudden release of physical or chemical energy, carried on a high-pressure wave, and generally accompanied by an emission of heat, light, and sound,”  which is very similar to what happens in a thunderstorm.  As we see from this Scientific American article  in a thunderstorm, the lightning superheats the surrounding air, which then cools, and the result of this rapid heating and cooling of the air by lightning is thunder. In short the only way you’re going to get a silent explosion is in a vacuum and there’s no vacuum on Earth ( except between the ears of the “truthers”).

     This site  also shows that Gage exposes his ignorance at just over 40 minutes into the interview mentioned at the beginning of this article with this quote: “80.000 tons of intact, cold structural steel designed to resist exactly that load, having done that for the last 30 years, and the life-span of this building for the next 50, free-fall speed virtually..”

     While that is true, what Gage forgets is that the 80,000 tons steel in the World Trade Center was designed to resist the STATIC LOAD. What we had on 9/11/01 was a DYNAMIC LOAD ( source). There’s a difference.

     This site  provides us with the definitions of a static and dynamic load, respectively: “Static Load: A nonvarying load; the basal pressure exerted by the weight of a mass at rest. Also known as dead load, and “Dynamic Load: A force exerted by a moving body on a resisting member, usually in a relatively short time interval. Also known as energy load.”  Hint: Static loads DON’T MOVE! It seems to me that as an architect, Gage ought to KNOW that.

     As for Gage’s cardboard box demonstration, here are several obvious problems: 1) dropping one cardboard box onto another is NOT the same as slamming a fully-fueled airplane into a steel-framed building.  For one thing, the distance he dropped the small cardboard box onto the larger one was extremely small- it was already practically on top of it, 2) a cardboard box  is just a tad lighter than 80,000 tons of steel, and 3), as Mark Roberts, the host of 911guidegooglepages points out at 26 minutes into this video  that the lower portion of the buildings ( referring to the Twin Towers) were absorbing the equivalent of around 48 tons of TNT.

     Oh, and one more thing, since “truthers” often use the fact that the Pentagon did not collapse completely while WTC 1, 2 and 7 did to “prove” controlled demolition, let me remind you again that the Pentagon and the WTC were made out of different materials. Specifically, the WTC was made of lighter materials than the Pentagon, the latter of which was primarily reinforced concrete.  Hint: Different materials will react to the same thing differently.  Don’t believe me?  Try this:  Throw a baseball as hard as you can at a brick wall and see what happens.  The baseball will simply bounce of the brick wall.  Now take that same baseball, and throw it with the exact same amount of force at your average window- the window will probably break.

     Once again, we see that AE911Truth needs a physics lesson something fierce.


Posted August 3, 2009 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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