December 07, 2008
In its draft report, released in August 2008, NIST attempted to cover up evidence that WTC7 fell at freefall, but the coverup was transparent. In its final report, released in November 2008, NIST finally acknowledged freefall, but couched it in a bizarre framework that continues to deny its clear significance.
They previously admitted that the diesel fuel on the premises "played no role in the destruction of WTC 7," and that "the damage from the debris from WTC 1 had little effect on initiating the collapse." They admitted that it fell "almost uniformly as a single unit," and now they also admit that it fell at free fall speed, these are all points that truthers have been making for years, and that "debunkers" vehemently refuted. So in the end NIST says that fire is the culprit, and that it was "similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings," causing, in their words "the first known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building," yet again another point truthers have spoke of for years. Next thing you know they'll be admitting there was molten metal in the rubble too! So, apparently appeal to authority makes classic characteristics of controlled demolition morph into new characteristics for a building fire.