Wednesday, May 30, 2007

2007: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is a promising development, but I am concerned that founder Richard Gage states that evidence for controlled demolition has only emerged in the last couple of years. I understand that the following early papers were not publicized in the mainstream media, but early researchers should be acknowledged in Mr. Gage's mea culpa, as discussed below after a summary of this history.

J. McMichael, November 2001

Muslims Suspend Laws of Physics!

Jeff King (Plaguepuppy), September 2002

A Discussion of the Physics of the World Trade Center Collapse


David Ray Griffin, May 2004

Interview about "New Pearl Harbor"'

I don't know if Griffin cited McMichael and King. [Update: In New Pearl Harbor, Griffin cited Eric Hufschmid, Jeff King, Peter Myer, and Jim Hoffmann about controlled demolition.]

Jim Hoffmann, August 2005

Building a Better Mirage
NIST's 3-Year $20,000,000 Cover-Up
of the Crime of the Century

Hoffmann did not cite McMichael and King. I don't know if he has elsewhere - this is earliest of his articles on the subject that I could find.

Steven Jones, November 2005

Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?

Jones cites Hoffmann and Hufschmid, for their photos. He does not cite McMichael and King.

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, May 2007

I think this last website is an encouraging development, and I like founder Richard Gage's explanation of what took so long:

[T]he shock that hit us on that date from the repeated attacks and staggering loss of life has limited our ability to rationally evaluate what really happened.We therefore found ourselves relying solely upon the judgment of outside "experts"... and, quite willing to, "go along" with the collective myth that has unfolded: that "the buildings failed structurally due to the aircraft impacts and resulting fires". After all, we saw the aircraft slam into the building, the resulting huge fireball, and the ensuing "collapses".

However, I do not agree with this statement:

There is however a growing body of very solid evidence regarding these "collapses" that has emerged in the last couple of years - gaining ground even in the mainstream media.

The only thing that has emerged in the last couple of years is a physics PhD publicly describing the evidence, the most important of which had been published years before by McMichael and King.

Steven Jones added his arguments about thermite:

But most of what he wrote about had been published long before:

When writing a mea culpa for failure to recognize what should have been obvious to an architect or engineer, I think that Mr. Gage and AE-911-Truth should acknowledge the date that this original research was first published, as much as 5, not 2 years ago.

Finally, I'm not waiting for them to get over the judgment of outside experts and the collective myth that planes penetrated the towers as shown on video.

Update: I have now learned that Peter Meyer was writing about controlled demolition as early as September 13, 2001. His work on the subject is here:

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