Conspiracy theories are
often built around anomalies which are difficult to prove
either way. The "assumptionists" are convinced they know what
the anomaly is. One such anomaly is the so called "Squibs".
They say this anomaly is
an explosive charge going off and a sure sign of Controlled
Demolition. It's often followed by more video of charges
going off in real Controlled Demolitions. But if we examine
the anomaly closely, we see these [would be] explosives work
in reverse to an explosive blast. They tend to spurt out
and then increase with time. An explosive works in reverse to
this. Its strongest point is the moment the charge is set
off. It doesn't increase its explosive strength with time.
So what is this
then? Why would debris jet out of windows far below the
It could be a number of things, by themselves or in
combination. One reasonable explanation is a buildup of
pressure caused by the compression of air between the floors
as they pancaked, (Please read
the link to explain the NIST / Pancaking issue) pushed debris out of the already broken
windows and/or open vents. Another is falling debris like
elevators or elevator parts/motors and/or columns free
falling down the elevator shafts and slamming into lower
floors creating debris. In a sense the floors are large plungers and the towers are just
Syringe during the collapse.
During the pancake, the floors acted like a plunger in a
Syringe. The towers skin and windows became the tube of the
Syringe. The increased pressure blew the windows out as
each massive acre of floor compressed air between them.
It's said that the towers were about 95% air. But not all
the air went so easily out the window space. There was just
as much window
as there was steel perimeter columns. So the air takes the
path of least resistance to the core. The core is
collapsing and thick debris is preventing the air from going
up. Its next path of least resistance would be to go down
the core. The air pushed though the core any way it could
and the pressure built up. It forced its way out on lower
floors wherever it could. According to the survivors of at
least one tower, a hurricane wind blows through the
staircase which is located in the core...
Komorowski: “The first thing I really felt was the
incredible rush of air at my back. And maybe I felt it
before everybody else, because I was the last guy.”
Stone Phillips: “Like a gust of wind, behind you.”
Matt Komorowski: “Gust of wind. Wind tunnel. It was the
most incredible push at your back, that you can feel.”
BILL BUTLER, NEW YORK FIRE
DEPARTMENT: We took two steps down from the fourth floor
and the building started to shake.
SALVATORE D'AGOSTINO, NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT: You
could hear the floors pancaking one on top of the other,
LIM: Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, and faster as they
get closer. What I remember the most was the wind. It
created almost like a hurricane-type force and actually
pushed one of the firemen right by me.
MIKE MELDRUM, NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT: I was flown down
a flight of stairs, a little groggy for a while. I
noticed somebody on a half landing just up from me, a
few stairs and I thought it was one of our guys and it
was David Lim.
Of course, I expect the conspiracy theorists to say this was
just the explosives which caused the high wind ("He even
says explosions!") but they have no evidence of explosives.
We do have evidence of
The ejecta coming out of the windows of the pancaking floor
was uniform across the floor and light in color. It was
coming out of every floor window until the falling debris
obscured its view. Controlled demolition has staggered
ejecta because the charges are only on some columns. You
also always see at least [some] before the collapse and not
[only] during it. There are none of these jets of debris
Another point is the amount of these so called squibs. Some
are laughably small wisps of smoke. I won’t even bother with
these. These are people who are searching every video,
frame by frame in order to find something which they can
use. Some are simply glass falling and reflecting sunlight
or a piece of aluminum cladding doing the same. Yet, some
seem to be heavy jets out of a window on one floor and
another jet of debris about 30 to 40 stories below as the
collapse progresses. I have to admit, when I first saw this
I didn't know what to make of it. But as I thought of the
possibilities, I also thought of what it needed to be if it
were a demolition. In all the controlled demolitions I've
seen, there have been a large amount of explosives on almost
all floors. Even some small buildings have many charges.
Why would they put charges on what seems like only a couple
of floors? And once the collapse progressed, why would they
care about the 40th floor? When the top 70 floors are
crashing down on the 40th floor; even conspiracy theorists
have trouble believing that floor would stop the collapse.
And even if it did, the message is sent. The towers were no
longer usable after the top 70 stories fell on it. It would
be an added and absurd risk to add explosives on the lower
The best explanation which fits the evidence is that there
were heavy objects free falling down the elevator shafts and
hitting the lowest landings. The explosive force of one of
...hitting the elevator, then lower floors would be
tremendous. Hitting an elevator below would only add
to the weight and explosive effect. It would send
debris away from the impact point with great force.
It's not unreasonable to suspect these heavy objects
obliterated the fireproofed
gypsum on the way down. Couple that with the over pressure
of the collapse and you have a good candidate for what we
see. Is that the only thing it could be? Not at all. I,
like the conspiracy theorists, don't have an inventory of
every window that was broken and every piece of equipment
which could have created the effect.
So, we are left with jets of debris which do not act like
explosives, on not enough floors to have caused the
collapse. We also have some likely explanations which do
not involve explosives.
The NAIL in
the coffin of Jones' credibility
to something he says are demolition squibs on WTC 7.
Note the dark area in the right hand corner. (South west
corner. This video was taken from the north west.) Jones
and the conspiracy theorists call these demolition squibs.
But had the "Scholars" done a little research, they would
have uncovered this photo of the south side...
Note the damaged south west
corner. (This photo was taken from the south west.)
Now look at
video screen shot
South west photo
Squibs? Or a damaged window area doing what a damaged window
area would do during a collapse, falling apart... Still not
convinced? Look at a higher resolution of the video...
The video image Jones shows is
also zoomed, creating artifacts off the damaged area. This is
clearly shown on 911myths.
"Horizontal puffs of smoke and debris are observed
emerging from WTC-7 on upper floors, in regular
sequence, just as the building starts to collapse. (The
reader may wish to view the close-up video clip again.)
The upper floors have not moved relative to one another
yet, as one can verify from the videos. "
You may also
want to look at this video
which is from the front and does not show any "Puffs"
from the right side (West) of the building.
smoke or simply damaged panels hanging on for dear life
coming away from the building during a violent collapse?
What would the
purpose be in setting off charges in that corner of the
building anyway? A question not answered in this conspiracy
story. The only purpose this has is to create evidence
around another fuzzy anomaly.
This is the
kind of thing the "scholars" want us to pay millions more
investigating. Personally, I could think of a few other
pressing issues to spend millions on. Like research into the
collapse of critical thinking skills in American
and UK universities.
thing falling faster than free fall seems to be Jones'
scientific and research credibility.