Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Footage that kills the conspiracy theories?

According to dailymail.co.uk and Pat Curly of Screw Loose Change apparently. Some new footage of Building 7 has been released and according to the dailymail article it proves "once and for all that Building 7 was brought down by the intense heat of the blazing World Trade Center - and not explosives, as conspiracy theorists claim." Let's take at look at this for ourselves before taking this article's word for it.

The article contains several stills from the video that apparently show "raging fires" on several of the lower floors.

These sorts of images are actually nothing new, and certainly don't show any fires that were not previously known to the Truth Movement. Although there were undoubtedly fires in the building, it's quite a stretch to say this footage shows the building "consumed by fire."

As we have previously noted on this blog, the appearance of the building being totally engulfed in flames seems to have been caused by smoke from the burning WTC complex clinging to the side of Building 7.

As for the fires being intense on the lower floors, it has been demonstrated that the fires on the floors which supposedly initiated the collapse were apparently burned out before the time of collapse.

So does this new footage "prove once and for all that Building 7 was brought down by the intense heat?" Hardly. The burden of proof is on the debunkers and any other defenders of the official story to provide evidence that the fires were truly as severe as they claim. Even NIST has acknowledged that the fires in Building 7 were nothing special compared to other skyscraper fires that did not cause collapse.

“There are more similarities than differences between the uncontrolled fires that burned in WTC 7 and those that occurred in the following buildings: First Interstate Bank Building (1988), One Meridian Plaza Building (1981), One New York Plaza (1970), and WTC 5 (2001).” -NIST WTC7 FAQ

“NIST therefore concluded that the fires in First Interstate Bank and One Meridian Plaza were at least as severe, and probably more severe, than the fires in WTC 7.” -NIST Final Report on Building 7, pg. 341
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