"Truthers" need a check up from the neck up

Thanks to FHK reader Jack Stone, I have yet more evidence of “truther” stupidity.

A “truther” by the name of Mark S. Bilk claims in an E-mail with Jack Stone that he sent to me that he- the “truther-“  Steven Jones, that the alleged explosives were planted in the WTC as it was being built. 

            Of  course, the problems with this claim are rather obvious, since “truthers” keep pointing the finger at George W. Bush. The World Trade Center, specifically, the Twin Towers were constructed in the late 1960’s- early 1970’s ( source), and we know for a fact it was destroyed in 2001. 

            This begs the following question:  Just how would George W. Bush know in the late 60’s or early 70’s what was going to happen 3 or 4 decades down the road?  That and if he’s able to predict the future that accurately, would he please tell me what next week’s winning lottery numbers are?

            Clearly, the “truthers” need a check up from the neck up.

            In an E-mail send to me by reader Jasck Stone, he details a conversation he had with a “truther by the name of AI  J.

            Jack Stone correctly states that the fuel entered the WTC at 540 MPH  ( or 570 MPH, depending on whether you’re talking about the north or south tower)

            He points out, correctly, that 30 tons of water traveling at that speed can do quite a buit of damage  ( just look at the damage a tsunami can do, Indoesia in late ’04 being a case in point).

            As we see here, the maximum fuel capacity of a Boeing 767, which was the type of plane that hit BOTH towers, is 23,980  gallons or 90,770 liters ( reference).

            Now, lets say, for the sake of argument, that the planes had used up half their fuel before they hit the towers.  That still leaves 11,990 gallons or 45,385 liters (4.5385 x 107 mL).

            This site   provides Newtons 1st Law of motion , also known as the law of intertia , which states, “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”  Oh, and before “truthers” try to say there was no unbalanced outside force, what would you call a plane slamming into the building at over 500 MPH?

            Remember, the jet fuel is not actually physically attached to the plane, so if the plane breaks up, there’s nothing left to contain the jet fuel, which will continue moving forward at 540 MPH as per Newtons 1st Law.

            Jet A, the standard jet fuel in the U.S.  has a densidy of .8075 kg/L, which also happens to be .8075 g/mL.

            Density is mass/volume, ( written as d= m/v), so mass is density times volume. Assuming the planes had used half their fuel, they would have had 45,385 L of fuel flying forward, and the mass of said fuel would be 4.5385 x 107  mL times 0.8075 g/mL for a mass of 3.67 x 1066 grams or 36,648 kg.

            540 MPH is about 898 km/hr, so the energy of the fuel when it hit would be ½ (36,648 kg) (898 kg)2 for a total of 1.38 x 1010 joules. In short, the jet fuel could do plenty of damage just from the impact alone.  Combine that with the fact that it’s already got 2 things it needs to start a fire, something to burn and heat, once the jet fuel was exposed to the air, which contains oxygen, large fires were inevitable.



Posted September 23, 2009 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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