Sunday, December 20, 2015

AE911Truth’s Statement on the Viral Blacksmith YouTube Video

Much hay has been made in recent days about a YouTube video [] posted by a blacksmith named Trenton Tye, who tries to debunk the theory that the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed by controlled demolition:

Within the first two days of being posted, Tye’s video received five million views and was covered by the Washington Post, the Daily Mirror, and the Huffington Post — the latter with the celebratory headline, “Metal Worker Shuts Down 9/11 Truthers… With His Pinkie.”

In fact, Tye's attempt to disprove controlled demolition by heating a half-inch piece of steel to 1,800°F and bending it like a “noodle” is way off. He seems to think the controlled demolition argument goes like this, “Fire can’t melt steel, so the buildings couldn’t have collapsed from fire.” He couldn’t be more mistaken.

The only reason that melting steel is discussed at all is because government officials, engineers, first responders, and others observed large amounts of molten metal (requiring temperatures of more than 2,800°F) [] in the debris of all three buildings.

Tye’s sixth-grade-level demonstration that structural steel loses strength at 1,800°F does nothing to address the presence of molten metal at Ground Zero. If anything, Tye proves that the fires in the World Trade Center could not have generated the molten metal that witnesses saw. What did? The only plausible explanation is thermite, an incendiary that can be used to cut through structural steel.
Putting aside the molten metal, Tye’s demonstration is wholly irrelevant for the simple reason that the fires in the World Trade Center could not have heated the structure anywhere near as high as the 1,800°F to which Tye heated his piece of steel using a furnace.

Jet fuel fires reach temperatures of around 1,500°F only under optimal conditions. In open air conditions like the WTC buildings, they burn at around 600°F. Even according to the government agency that investigated the disaster, there is no evidence that any of the steel was heated to the point where it would lose its strength.

There have been literally hundreds of hotter, larger, longer-lasting fires in steel-frame high-rises over the last century, and never has one caused the total collapse of a building. Tye’s simplistic logic implies that many of these infernos should have led to a total collapse. Of course, none has — and that also goes for the three steel-frame high-rises that were destroyed on 9/11.

The best thing about this propaganda video is that informed criticism of it will sink the idea that the WTC fire temps were hot enough to significantly weaken the steel of the towers, and revealing that the fires did not, and could not, melt steel (yet tons of melted steel was found in the debris).

This 'debunking' video will backfire on the propagandists and allow a revisit of the topic - where those that don't understand the fundamental scientific evidence, proving the demolitions, will now have the opportunity to become educated.

The errors of this faux analogy are so obvious that it becomes a handy teaching tool.

The blacksmith experiment clearly does not account for the heat corroded steel seen and documented in the rubble pile - notably the FEMA Appendix C material. An experiment to duplicate such damage, using an intense fire, failed to cause ANY significant heat corrosion, despite hours long temps above 600 degress Celsius using a large fuel load - much greater than what would have been available in the World Trade Centre Towers or debris pile:

Jonathan Cole - 9/11 Experiments: The Mysterious Eutectic Steel -

Related Info:

Forensic Evidence of Thermite - Dr. Steven Jones

New 911 Truth Video Can Not Be Debunked by sensualartiste

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 21st, 2015.]