Priceless 1830 Delacroix Painting Vandalized in Possible ‘9/11 Truth’ Attack

A famous 183-year-old French painting of a flag-bearing woman leading fighters across the bodies of the fallen has been defaced by a museum-goer with a black marker at a recently launched adjunct to the Louvre museum in northern France.

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A woman looks at Eugene Delacroix 's painting, "Liberty Leading the People in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) during media day on the eve of the inauguration of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens, northern France, December 3, 2012.

A famous 183-year-old French painting of a flag-bearing woman leading fighters across the bodies of the fallen has been defaced by a museum-goer with a black marker at a recently launched adjunct to the Louvre museum in northern France.

19th century French artist Eugene Delacroix’s iconic painting Liberty Leading the People pays homage to the French Revolution of 1830 (sometimes referred to as the “July Revolution”) in which Charles X was deposed and replaced by his cousin Louis-Philippe. Among other things, it’s thought to have inspired a street urchin in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables, and it’s appeared on a variety of objects ranging from Irish postage stamps and France’s 100-franc note to the cover of one of British rock band Coldplay’s albums.

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But last Thursday, an unnamed 28-year-old woman walked into the Louvre-Lens — a recently opened satellite of the Louvre museum in in the city of Lens, about 50 miles south of Calais — pulled out a black marker and scribbled “AE911″ in the painting’s bottom right-hand corner. The tag is a reference to the website AE911Truth, or “Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth” — a self-described “non-partisan association” that focuses on 9/11 conspiracy theories. The woman was immediately arrested by police.

AE911Truth has denied any association with the woman, writing on its site shortly after the news broke:

We do not know if this act of vandalism was done in reference to our organization. Whether or not this is true, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) condemns and deplores the defacing of this priceless work of art and all public and private property. Our code of conduct requires all of our volunteers to abide by the laws, rules, and regulations of society.

Fortunately the painting itself escaped permanent damage: The Independent reports the characters have been removed from the painting by an art conservator without damaging the underlying artwork, and that the painting is back on public display.

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69 comments
jackieblue2001
jackieblue2001

Anyone know if they were able to restore the painting?  I've not seen any follow up on this story.

ThomasW.Fontaine
ThomasW.Fontaine

1. Some of the supposed hijackers turned up alive after 911. Mistaken identity was said. Then why are the mistakes still on the pictures lineup?

2. No credible security camera footage of 19 men boarding the planes, just a few blurry ones of 2 or three.
3. No 757 wreckage at the Pentagon. at least none to speak of.
4. Same goes for flight 93
5. Reason to go to war.... was that OBL was behind 911...Later it was said he was not wanted for 911.
6. Bldg 7 falls into its own footprint because of a few small fires.
7. Both NIST and the 911 Commission have lies within their pages.
8. Explosions heard by many, before and during the collapse, from sub level areas
9. Operation Northwoods was a written confession detailing that the govt. is fully capable of engaging a 911 scenario.
10. Israels Mossad had people on the ground in NY celebrating the crash while filming it.
11. Bush lied about WMD's in Iraq, just so he could override the UN's protocols for going to war. He also lied about seeing the first plane crash on the schools TV
12. Motive ..... to secure oil reserves for the future, being that if the US runs out of oil it is dead on the ground and will fall.
13. What was burning in the sub level areas of the WTC for months after the collapse? Molten metals have to have a relative heat source to retain the state of molten, or even cherry red.
14.Why no intel about what that molten material was when they reached the final salvage clean up days?
15.Where's the many roof top cameras footage and heliport footage from the Pentagon?

An old saying goes "better a few should be sacrificed for the well being of the majority.
There are to many unanswered Q's and false impressions of the 911's story.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/28/study-hints-at-potential-increased-risk-of-cancer-among-911-rescue-workers/#ixzz2LsfdHdZs

GregBurton
GregBurton

This crime was obviously an act of an agent provocateur. This person needs to be identified, and her associations determine. It is no mere coincident that, at the very same time this act of vandalism was committed, AE911Truth Evidence Goes to Court Feb 25, 2013 to challenge BBC propaganda over two of its documentaries on 9/11 that appeared in the UK on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

In the small town of Horsham, 9/11 evidence is to be presented and considered in a court of law where the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be challenged over the inaccurate and biased manner in which it has portrayed the events and evidence of 9/11. This act of vandalism not only was meant to vilify Architects and Engineers, it also demeans the Occupy movement, and all who oppose tyranny around the world. The culprit must be identified and her associations determined.
http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/711-historic-case-to-challenge-bbcs-911-coverage.html

TNTruther
TNTruther

AE911 does not focus on conspiracy theories.
It is a group of scientists who study how the World Trade Center Towers fell.
They present forensic evidence for controlled demolition of 3 World trade Center Towers on 911.
They have nothing to offer in the way of conspiracy theories.

Hadrewsky
Hadrewsky

Only thing worse than a "truther" is an incestuous relationship resulting in child with your grandmother.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Fighting for liberty doesn't include libeling countless people with nonsense, Tom.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

You'll obviously believe anything contrary to the mainstream account. Please tape some interviews with the "live hijackers" and sell them to one of the networks. I'd be quite interested in seeing them, and you'll make a fortune from them.

If you think explosives or incendiaries are a "relative heat source" that keeps metals molten for months, go back to school.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Your so-called evidence has been rejected and then ignored by the ASCE, NCSEA, and every competent SE in the world, as well as by the AIA, RIBA, and most of the world's architects. Wasting a court's time with it won't make it any more valid.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

They have nothing to offer in the way of science.

JayWalker
JayWalker

@Hadrewsky Not much of a critical thinker then eh? Try youtube champ, literally millions of people who think just like you do...

ThomasW.Fontaine
ThomasW.Fontaine

@AlburySmith 

Gee that kind of rebuttal covers it all eh? Care to be more specific as to what nonsense you are referring to. In other words, show the lies you claim to have been posted

ThomasW.Fontaine
ThomasW.Fontaine

@AlburySmith 

And you never  commented on  my site in the links below. All those pages are false and  nonsense as well?

ThomasW.Fontaine
ThomasW.Fontaine

@AlburySmith 

If you can show me why you say this and where lies or disinfo is being spread, I would be more than glad to oblige your words.

ThomasW.Fontaine
ThomasW.Fontaine

@AlburySmith

I can only go by what our so-called precious media gives to us.

http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/911-bbc-hijack-suspects-alive-and-well-2/

FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged on Thursday that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Hijack 'suspects' alive and well

And if the CIA gave them an NSL, don't you think they would abide by it, seeing it is a matter of life and death.

GAG ORDERS

Some of you people trust the govt. so much you feel no need to search these matters out., so you sit in the dark with what they fed you. and that was their main goal to begin with....to keep us all in the dark.

ColinB
ColinB

@AlburySmith   Albury, YOU have nothing to offer either in intelligence or consideration. It is painfully obvious your contribution to these sites is purely as a troublemaker, nothing else. 

TNTruther
TNTruther

@JayWalker @Hadrewsky Let's do some critical thinking.

Try answering some of these questions:
How is it that the only 3 highrise buildings to ever fall due to fire all fell on the same day and in the same city?
How did these 3 buildings fall at nearlly free-fall acceleration through the path of greatest resistance?
How is it that all the concrete and steel floor decking of the TTs was pulverized in to a fine powder in mid air?
How is it that the National Institute for Standards and Technology failed to test for explosives even though it was standard protocol?
Why is it that you can not find a gallon of WTC dust anywhere on the planet?
Why was state of the art military grade explosive nano-thermite found in all of the WTC dust?
Why was 90% of the steel shipped off shore to be melted down before any investigation began?
Why would a group of scientist be labeled lunatics for studying and presenting scientific evidence about the greatest loss of life and property on US soil?

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

I already did. Show ME on video with sound how W14 X 730 columns (see video posted twice below)are secretly cut with explosives. Dropping empty cardboard boxes on each other, cause divining by timing collapses, lying about collapse times, and claiming that room-temperature dust clouds that leave paper trails are "pyroclastic" is only pandering to the weak-minded and gullible among us. Let's see some real evidence.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

The final, corrected FBI hijackers' list wasn't released until ~4 days after that article was published by the BBC, and there were numerous problems with common Arab names, different spellings, aliases, etc. Get an interview with the Saudi Arabian Walid, Waleed, (or whatever) al Shehri who's on the final list as an AA11 hijacker and sell it to the media.

The government of Saudi Arabia formally agreed that he was one of the 15 from their country, so they'd be quite interested in your new information. 

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Why doesn't your 9/11 "truth movement" decide once and for all whether your imaginary miracle substance was an explosive or an incendiary? Cole showed that thermite eventually melts steel if restained by an impractical, bulky contraption, and he did it on a horizontal W14 X 99 or smaller WF. Try the same experiment on an in-place (vertical)W14 X 730 with 4.91" flanges, not little ~3/4" ones, and do it with enough precision timing to get all of WTC 7's columns multiple times in a split second.

11 of the core columns in WTC 7 were W14 X 730s, and they were also used in the cores of both WTC towers.

Go for it.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Secretly cut one of these on video with audio, TNTruther, and add it to all of Box Boy's "evidence":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c2o8k4n9CY

That's what 11 of the 24 core columns in WTC 7 were, and they were also used in the cores of both WTC towers. 4.91" flanges, 3.07" webs, 215 sq in cross sections.

Go for it.

TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmith
AE911Truth already has more than enough scientific evidence. A lack of evidence is not the problem. 98% of the people who are willing to look at the evidence agree. The challenge NOW is getting people to just look at it.
It's up to the American people at this point to take responsibility for their own country. It's time to turn off the TV and pick up a cause. Any cause.
I'm proud to see how much AE has done since Gage woke up in 2006. All that they have done has been accomplished on a shoestring, while the criminals of 911 have walked away with $Trillions.
But make no mistake about it. No army can stand against an idea who's time has come.
Remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Always! Remember that.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Real engineers would've taken the reams of data spoon-fed to them in NCSTAR 1A and 1-9 and run their own ANSYS and LS-DYNA models instead of whining over the NCST Act. Isn't 4-1/2 years enough time for Gage's "experts"?

TNTruther
TNTruther

pyroclastic clouds
No one has been able to explain how all the filing cabinets were missing and yet much of the paper that was in the cabinets survived. Structural damage from a fire induced collapse does not explain this either. No one has explained how all the floor decking was also missing from the rubble. It is also prudent to point out that no one has explained how all of the concrete was pulverized in to a fine powder in mid air either. Cars, trucks and buses on the ground were however burned. How they were burned and the paper was not burned is unexplained. Perhaps it has something to do with a chemical reaction that does not react with paper. I don't know. Plastic window blinds were everywhere too.
Explosions
Over one hundred witnesses reported sounds of explosions and feeling explosions. Some people were reported to have suffered massive injuries from explosions . Some people died from those injuries. Some witnesses mysteriously died who reported explosions. There are high explosives and subsonic explosives. High explosives break the sound barrier, making the distinct sound of a loud crack. Subsonic explosives don't. Thermite is traditionally not an explosive. It is an incendiary. Nano-thermite is explosive but it is not a high-explosive.
One more thing about the explosions. And this is a little graphic. The remains of over 1000 people in the buildings were not recovered. Bone fragments were found on top of buildings over 300 feet away. The largest bone fragment was less than 1/2 inch long. I fire induced progressive collapse does not explain that. Explosives however would.
The concrete has never been tested for explosives and NIST never tested for any explosives at all, even though it was standard protocol. The Architects and Engineers for 911Truth tested for explosives and it was not hard to find.
Cardboard boxes
I agree that the cardboard box demonstration was not very affective because it appealed to the logic of those people who don't have much understanding of the basic laws of physics. It was a little too simple.
From one hand you drop a box through thin air. From the other you drop a box on to another box. The box that fall through thin air reaches the floor faster the other box. The point that most people miss, is that in the case of the WTC, the top part of the buildings fell through the bottom part of the buildings almost as fast as if it were falling through thin air. I guess the people who are still stuck in the illusion think that the lower box should have been damaged or fallen apart or something.
In the case of WTC7, the building fell through the path of greatest resistance as fast as a bowling ball would fall through thin air. That is only possible if all the supporting structure was removed. That is only possible in a controlled demolition.
W14 X 730 column
Thermite cutting charges could burn through those lower columns and they would not make the sound of a high-explosive.

TNTruther
TNTruther

Dust-nut worshipers:
Neils Harriet and Steven E. Jones are experts in their field. They are chemists who studied the WTC dust, while putting their reputations on the line to express their findings. Steven Jones was what(?), fired or had to retire because of the controversy surrounding his findings. So not only did he put his reputation on the line but he also put his career on the line. So I guess we can lump them dummies up with our founding fathers who understand that if you want to have freedom, you have to be willing to put your Lives, your Fortunes and your sacred Honor on the line.
...Back to the science...
An incendiary called Thermite is a mixture of iron-oxide (rust) and aluminum powder. Thermate is thermite that has sulfur added to it. Adding sulfur to thermite lowers the melting point of steel. It's like putting salt on ice. FEMA found sulfur embedded in the WTC steel. Thermite is an incendiary that can be used to melt steel. When it reacts, the aluminum steals the oxygen from the rust. The reaction causes exteam temperatures reaching 4500*F. The byproducts of the reaction is iron and aluminum-oxide. The aluminum-oxide looks like white smoke did anyone see white smoke when the twin towers fell?
The iron then cools. Some of this iron cooled in mid air and took the shape of tiny spheres. Tiny iron micro-spheres are found in all of the WTC dust samples. Actially, it was about 6 or 7 % of the dust. Also found in the dust was un-reacted red-gray chips. These chips were made up of micro-particles of aluminum and iron-oxide. These particles are very small. The smaller the particles are, the faster they react. These were so small that they became explosive when they reacted. This was tested in the lab. Much of the thermite remained molten in the basements of all 3 buildings for over a month.

TNTruther
TNTruther

By the way, who is holding this young woman for psychological evaluation and why do they think she is crazy? How do we know that she is not being held is because what she has to tell the world "might jeopardize public safety".

TNTruther
TNTruther

I'll save you the trouble of making NIST's argument for them. This is what they said about free-fall with regard to WTC7. and I quote: 

David Chandler asked the following question of NIST:
“Any number of competent measurements using a variety of methods indicate that the NW corner of WTC7 fell with an acceleration within a few percent of the acceleration of gravity. Yet your (NIST's) report contradicts this claiming 40% slower than free-fall based on a single data point. How can such a publicly visible, easily measurable quantity be set aside?” ~David Chandler, 8th grade physics teacher.

NIST replied:
"Can you repeat the question please?"
[Repeated by moderator very slowly]
NIST, "Well, um, the- First of all, um, gravity is the loading function that applied to the structure, uh, at um, applies to, -applies to every body, every, all bodied on’a, on’a on on this particular err, on this planet, not just um um in Ground Zero. Um the a the analysis show there’s a difference in time between the free-fall time, A free-fall time would be an object that has no structural components below it.
And if you look at the analysis of the video it shows that the time it takes for the 17 um- for the the roof-line of the video to collapse down the 17 floors that you can actually see in the video -below, which you can’t actually see in the video- is about a’ 3.9 seconds.
What the analysis shows & um the structural analysis shows & the collapse analysis shows that same time that it took for the structural model to come down from the roof-line all the way for those 17 floors to disappear is um 5.4 seconds.
And that is not at all unusual because there there was the structural resistance that was provided in this particular case and you had, you had a sequence of structural failures that had to take place. Everything was not instantaneous. It’s a about one point a’ a’ 5 seconds, which is about 40% more time for that free-fall to happen."

NIST claims their model took 5.4 seconds to collapse 17 floors because there was a sequence of failures that had to occur. So The Architects and Engineers asked to see the data they entered in their model. But guess what NIST said in reply. They said, "NO"! Imagine that! And here is the kicker; The reason they won’t share the data is because sharing the data, they say, “might jeopardize public safety”! I guess that's like saying, "Yeah, we could show you, but then we'd have to kill you".

TNTruther
TNTruther

If you want to time the collapses properly, you have to measure the movement, not the overall time.
David Chandler of AE911Truth, an 8th grade physics teacher, was able to do this using free software downloaded over the internet. He uses this software in his 8th grade physics class. Anyone can download this and the video and do the experiment themselves.
The way you do this is you place a marker on any given point on the building. Chandler marked a point on the roof-line. And then you repeat that marker in the same location of the building in all of the sequential frames of the video, frame by frame. The software will then express the results.
In the first 100 feet WTC7 exhibited a descent indistinguishable from that of free-fall acceleration. The TTs typically exhibited 2/3 free-fall acceleration in the first 100 feet before the roof-line fell in to the dust cloud.
Remember, this is not a constant speed; free-fall is an exponential expression.

TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmith,
A fire collapse would be asymmetrical and it would be very slow and organic.
A progressive collapse would slow as it met resistance, not accelerate.
A structural impact would cause the mass to shift, slide and/or tip over. 

Actually, with regard to the south tower, you see the section above the impact zone begin to lean and slide off as you might expect from asymmetrical damage. But then it just disintegrates in mid air. It doesn't hit the ground in one piece. It just turns in to dust in mid air and blows down the street in a pyroclastic cloud, as if it had no structural integrity at all, like snowball that was made from powdery snow that doesn't pack.


AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Gage and his "experts" claim that "they looked like C/Ds" (what else would building collapses look like?), divine collapse causes by timing them (and then lie about the times), worship other nuts who found rust, sulfur, and aluminum in some dust samples and claimed that they "reminded" them of something for which no exemplars are provided, claim that room-temperature dust clouds common to any building collapse are "pyroclastic," even when they leave paper trails, and drop empty cardboard boxes on each other to prove nothing, and that's your idea of science?
Secretly cut just one W14 X 730 column with explosives, on video with sound, and see how close someone would have to be before you could quote mine him for the word "explosion."

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

You seem to be a lot better at spamming this forum with 9/11 troofer nonsense than actually thinking for yourself and addressing my points. Gee; why is that...

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Increasing mass and KE won't increase velocity? The SE of record for both WTC towers claims they were toast as soon as the tops started falling, but what would he know? Whatever method you use to count frames and time collapses, you still have to be able to see them. Do your 9/11 "researchers" have X-ray vision that sees right through buildings in the foreground, dust clouds, etc? 6.5 seconds is an outright lie.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Thanks for proving that there are 9/11 troofers in France too. Is this one a structural engineer or demolition expert?

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

When are One-Trick and Box Boy going to visit NYC and personally tell the FDNY what they "really" witnessed on 9/11? Enlighten the Local 40 and 361 ironworkers, the SEAoNY, PANYNJ, FEMA BPAT, and other SEs to what they found in the debris pile too. They'll be hard-pressed to find a troofer among them, before or after their dog-and-pony show - assuming they don't just get laughed out of the place.

What lunacy...

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

How many peer-reviewed papers on cause-divining building collapses has One-Trick written? Try finding even one on the ASCE web site. Find any troofer whose 9/11 "research" is even mentioned there. They're completely ignored by competent and serious professionals.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Please feel free to explain Newton's Laws to the ASCE, NCSEA, every other relevant professional organization, and all of the established SE publications in the world. Even a blind man could see that the ejected debris was falling much faster than the collapse zones, and simply timing both tower collapses indicates that they both fell much more slowly than the ~9.22-second free fall time from 1368'.

Chandler's a cause-divining, profiteering crackpot begging for donations on his web site, and I already explained a good way to invalidate his nonsense: do it with a real C/D and tell me which floors had explosives and how many, just by the acceleration.

What foolishness...

TNTruther
TNTruther

Since this is a French painting, this last one hits a little closer to home.
Belgium is just north of where this painting was, ...defaced.
http://youtu.be/WkzXTgslFNE

TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmithWell, at least you know how to use the word divining.
I want to thank you though Albury, it would much harder to share this information without any "resistance" to keep the banter going.

So, gravity has started working differently lately. I guess Newton’s laws of physics must be a little bit outdated then.
Apparently, forensic structural engineering, whatever that is, has changed as well. Now we measure by the overall sound of things.

In case you didn’t know, the US and many other countries use NTSC video format, which is 30 frames per second. So if you wanted to mark a location on a frame, you could do that 30 times every second. If you wanted to do it 10 times a second, you would only mark every 3rd frame. I don’t know what you think is impossible about that. Am I missing something here? All the other countries use PAL format, which is 25 frames per second. You might have a little bit of a problem marking every 10th of a second using PAL. You might have to mark every 5th frame using PAL.

Measuring the overall time that you hear sound is about the least accurate way to measure any part of it and can hardly be considered precise. But when you start breaking the motion down frame by frame, it is amazing what you can determine. 

I guess I'm done here unless someone comes up with something intelligent. I'll leave you with a few more videos that are very telling. Some might even find them divining.

Tracking roof-line of the Twin Towers at ⅔ free-fall acceleration from a sudden onset. 
The point here is that when thing meet resistance they slow down, they don't speed up. So since they kept speeding up instead of slowing down, there is no way they could have been crushing anything on their way down. Even though the Twin Towers don't reach full free fall, they do continue to speed up. Their acceleration does slow at times but they never stop accelerating. 
 http://youtu.be/AJf7pWVyvIw


AlburySmith
AlburySmith

That's the way gravity works these days. Divining causes by timing collapses, and lying about collapse times, isn't the way forensic structural engineering works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLShZOvxVe4&lr=1

WTC 7's facade took ~8.5 seconds to collapse and is impossible to time to the nearest 1/10 second from any video, so "researchers" claiming 6.5 seconds are liars.

TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmithWell, since you mentioned it, One-Trick Chandler has done a study on the Twin Towers that is much like what you suggest. He shows Cutter Charges on multiple floors in the North Tower. http://youtu.be/zoAD8HlrLZg
But YOU, you have still failed to explain of how the buildings fell. So please try again.
And please, do include the explanation of how the buildings were able to fall freely straight down through the path of greatest resistance due to "normal office fires".

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

One-Trick Chandler should test his cause-divining nonsense on some videos of real C/Ds. Some floors in them collapse solely from gravity, so he should be able to tell us which ones had explosives planted, and how many. Look up the Landmark Tower demolition and try it on that one.

TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmith@ColinB
Albury, that's not an explanation of how the buildings fell. Please try again.
And please, do include the explanation of how the buildings were able to fall freely straight down through the path of greatest resistance.
http://youtu.be/rVCDpL4Ax7I

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

@ColinB

If I didn't already refer you to NCSTAR 1A, consider it done. I'll take 9/11 troofers a little more seriously when they demonstrate on video with sound how W14 X 730 columns are secretly cut. 4.91" flanges, 3.07" webs, 215 sq in cross sections. They were in all 3 collapsed WTC hi-rises' cores (11 of 24 in WTC 7). Here's one being cut the old-fashioned way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c2o8k4n9CY

Go for it.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

That's terribly impressive (and has all been thoroughly debunked numerous times), but please read my comments on secretly cutting W14 X 730s with explosives.

TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmith,

WTC Building #7, a 47-story high-rise not hit by an airplane, exhibited all the characteristics of classic controlled demolition with explosives:

1. Rapid onset of collapse

2. Sounds of explosions at ground floor – a second before the building's destruction

3. Symmetrical "structural failure" – through the path of greatest resistance – at free-fall acceleration

4. Imploded, collapsing completely, and landed in its own footprint

5. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds

6. Expert corroboration from the top European controlled demolition professional

7. Foreknowledge of "collapse" by media, NYPD, FDNY

In the aftermath of WTC7's destruction, strong evidence of demolition using incendiary devices was discovered:

8. FEMA finds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples

9. Several tons of molten metal reported by numerous highly qualified witnesses

10. Chemical signature of the incendiary thermite found in solidified molten metal, and dust samples

WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

1. Slow onset with large visible deformations

2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, to the side most damaged by the fires)

3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel

4. High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never collapsed.


Twin Towers' destruction exhibited all of the characteristics of destruction by explosives:

1. Destruction proceeds through the path of greatest resistance at nearly free-fall acceleration

2. Improbable symmetry of debris distribution

3. Extremely rapid onset of destruction

4. Over 100 first responders reported explosions and flashes

5. Multi-ton steel sections ejected laterally

6. Mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete & metal decking

7. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds

8. 1200-foot-diameter debris field: no "pancaked" floors found

9. Isolated explosive ejections 20–40 stories below demolition front

10. Total building destruction: dismemberment of steel frame

11. Several tons of molten metal found under all 3 high-rises

12. Evidence of thermite incendiaries found by FEMA in steel samples

13. Evidence of explosives found in dust samples


And exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

1. Slow onset with large visible deformations

2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, intact, from the point of plane impact, to the side most damaged by the fires)

3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel

High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer-lasting fires have never collapsed.


TNTruther
TNTruther

@AlburySmith,
This reminds me of when Gandhi went to South Africa, as a lawyer traveling first class on a train. The "authorities" through him off the train, claiming "there are no colored lawyers in South Africa". Little did they know that he was much more than a colored lawyer. Effectively, the "authorities" traded Gandhi's train ticket for the independence of India.

Attacking Richard Gage's character is not scientific evidence. Free-fall acceleration is scientific evidence. Explosives in the dust is scientific evidence. A fire induced collapse, which is what NIST claims, would cause an asymmetric collapse, if it were to caused any collapse at all. And it would not accelerate through the path of greatest resistance.
 State of the art, military grade nano-thermite in the form of paint chips, red on one side and gray on the other is not randomly produced in a fire. Sulfur embedded in the steel, where the supporting columns were cut, is evidence of thermate, which is thermite mixed with sulfur to lower the melting point of steel.
The AE argument is not with you or anyone else. It is with NIST. You have to support the NIST fraud or take your argument somewhere else if you want to challenge the AE position.
The burden of proof is on those who wage war based on the 9/11 myth.  So please explain how the impact of two planes and "normal office fires" caused the first 3 highrise building in all of highrise history to produce all the characteristics of controlled demolition.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

The causes of all 3 WTC collapses on 9/11 have been fully explained by people a lot more honest and qualified than Richard Gage and his "experts." Let's see that new secret way of explosively cutting W14 X 730s instead of listening to unscientific BS and crackpot fantasies.

AlburySmith
AlburySmith

Scientific evidence would be a lot more than "It looked like a C/D" (what else would building collapses look like?), divining collapse causes by timing them (and then lying about the times), finding rust, sulfur, and aluminum in some dust samples and saying that they "remind" you of something for which no exemplars are provided, claiming that room-temperature dust clouds common to any building collapse are "pyroclastic," even when they leave paper trails, dropping empty cardboard boxes on each other to prove nothing, and the various other absurdities coming from Richard Gage and his "experts."

Show us on video with sound how W14 X 730 columns are secretly cut with explosives. They have 4.91" flanges, 3.07" webs, 215 sq in cross sections, weigh 730# per lineal foot, and were used in the cores of all 3 collapsed WTC hi-rises. 11 of the 24 in WTC 7's core were W14 X 730s, and counting the massive continuous plates welded across their flanges. they were half again that size and weight.

There's no plausible motive for this nonsense, no evidence of explosive cutting was found on any of the column ends in the WTC debris, and secretly planting and detonating explosives in occupied NYC office buildings is completely impossible.