Explosives used on 9/11 say commissioners

– by Craig McKee –

For the first time ever, an elected body in the United States is stating that it is “beyond any doubt” that explosives – not plane impacts and fires alone – destroyed the three World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

Commissioners from the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District, located near Queens, New York, unanimously passed a historic resolution on July 24 that calls for a new investigation into all aspects of 9/11 and which cites “overwhelming evidence” that explosives were planted in all three towers prior to 9/11. The resolution states that the district’s Board of Fire Commissioners “fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11…”

“It was a mass murder,” Commissioner Christopher Gioia said in an interview. “Three thousand people were murdered in cold blood.” Gioia, who wrote and introduced the resolution, says the toll on his department from the events of that day has been devastating. Members Thomas J. Hetzel and Robert Evans died at Ground Zero on 9/11. Others, including commissioners Philip Malloy and Joseph Torregrossa, have become ill from exposure to the toxic air during rescue and recovery operations.

“We’re not leaving our brothers behind,” Gioia said. “We’re not forgetting about them. They deserve justice, and we’re going to see that justice is done.”

Ever since a friend alerted him several years ago to the seemingly inexplicable collapse of Building 7, Gioia has poured his passion and time into researching the subject. He found that despite there being only small and isolated fires on just a few floors, the 47-storey building came down symmetrically, into its own footprint, in just under seven seconds on 9/11.

The official investigation into the collapse was conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — an agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce — which somehow concluded that normal office fires were responsible for the failure of the structure. But the findings of independent 9/11 researchers working with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) later forced NIST to admit that the building came down at free-fall for at least one-third of its seven-second fall. This is something that could only happen if all the supporting columns failed virtually simultaneously. Despite this admission, NIST sticks to its original conclusion.

Gioia decided to take action when he learned that the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry had submitted to Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a petition containing powerful evidence that contradicts the official 9/11 story. Berman agreed to comply with the law requiring him to impanel a special grand jury to examine this evidence. Although he may not yet have followed through, the Lawyers’ Committee continues to apply pressure.

University study confirms fires not the cause

The fire district resolution is not the only dramatic development on the 9/11 front in recent days and weeks. In March, a joint federal lawsuit was launched against the FBI by AE911Truth, the Lawyers’ Committee, and family members of 9/11 victims. It contends that the agency has failed to perform a congressionally mandated assessment of 9/11 evidence known to it that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission.

And perhaps the most powerful step forward came on Sept. 3 with the long-awaited release of the ground-breaking Building 7 Study (A Structural Reevaluation of the Collapse of World Trade Center 7) by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The four-year study, conducted by Dr. Leroy Hulsey, Ph.D., and two other researchers, is a “finite element analysis” that uses computer modelling based on the original blueprints for the building. Its purpose is to determine whether the official explanation for Building 7’s destruction stands up. It doesn’t.

The executive summary of the study states: “… fires could not have caused weakening or displacement of structural members capable of initiating any of the hypothetical local failures alleged to have triggered the total collapse of the building, nor could any local failures, even if they had occurred, have triggered a sequence of failures that would have resulted in the observed total collapse.”

This leads Hulsey and his colleagues to this: “It is our conclusion based upon these findings that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of all columns in the building and not a progressive collapse involving the sequential failure of columns throughout the building.”

The Hulsey study will be unveiled at events in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Berkeley, California, over the next few days. Comments on the draft study will be welcomed until the end of October, after which a final version will be released.

This is just the latest major move to spread the truth about 9/11 to a much wider public and to get justice for those who died both that day and in the subsequent wars that were launched using 9/11 as justification.

“I would say to anybody who believes in this country that it’s time to make a stand; you can’t let this go,” Gioia says. “Because if they’re going to murder 3,000 people, what are they going to do next?”


For more information on the evidence, see websites of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry. Also, see text of the fire district resolution and the Building 7 Study. Craig McKee is an award-winning Montreal journalist who has contributed to numerous publications over the past 30 years. He is a writer for AE911Truth as well as creator of the website Truth and Shadows (truthandshadows.com).

40 thoughts on “Explosives used on 9/11 say commissioners”

  1. I’ve never really paid attention to the building 7 narrative for one reason – why blow it up? Why take the time? Assuming it were true, and the only reason was to bring us to war, etc, you just leveled the twin towers. Why would you even think you need to level building 7? What’s the point? Why take the time? Wasn’t the twin towers enough of a statement? Most people who don’t follow this don’t even know about building 7. So why go to that trouble? What does it gain you when you already leveled the towers? Was something important in there? It doesn’t make sense to me. What’s the motive? One could argue just dropping one tower is enough, so what’s the rationale?

  2. Building 7 didn’t inexplicably collapse. That was obvious to anyone who has ever seen video of the demolition of a building.

  3. Millions watched …… the laws of physics on display …… most didn’t apply logic …… believed what they were told.
    I’m a simple man and my first thoughts were; ” WTF? What I am witnessing is impossible. Newton, et al, were all wet?”
    That’s when I knew! And as I looked back on all that had occurred in the past 60 odd years, I decided to pull my head out of the sand!!

  4. It would require a revolutiion of sorts to get an honest expose and a trial of all the plotters. The foundational problem is control of the MSM. Those who control the MSM control the nation and the west.

  5. So now a German gentleman has discovered a similar plot shaping up for November 3 in seattle, wa. Video on rense.com.
    credible threat.

    • Faith didn’t bring those buildings down and kill all those people, pos of shit garbage worshiping, murdering, pedophile, child torturer did. The so called “holy lie” has exposed all, not protected as was intended. Remember Vietnam? Well never take the fight to your enemies turf.

    • They don’t mention that Muslims were not piloting the planes, or that Muslims may or may not have been involved in installing the explosives. They only mention that the fires from the plane crash were not the only factor. Doesn’t mean it wasn’t an act of terrorism, only that it was more well planned than originally reported.

      • Logically, what’s the point of using a poor cover narrative for a more fantastically elaborate plot? Want a war in the middle east forever, just claim from the get go that they were resourceful enough to plan this event months, maybe years in advance AND execute it so successfully. The news would have eagerly played along. The cover story, poor as it is IS the thing. And they continued to lie about it.

  6. I have no use for the major (corporate) media and don’t examine its offerings. I do follow alternative media and try to focus on alt/progressive individuals and orgs. They examine major media for me. I can’t stomach it. But, you could say that I get it filtered. James Corbett has a running series on 9/11 which looks very good. What I’ve seen – a small sampling – is very eye-opening. Corbett recently noted that this news about the controlled demolitions that brought down the tower is not being mentioned in the corporate media. Is that still the case?

  7. The World Trade Towers were insulated with asbestos when they were built Asbestos is now banned and World Trade Towers were going to be declared a Hazmat disaster, but it would cost Hundreds of millions of dollars to get rid of it. The corporation that took over the leases 6 months before 9/11 put ‘ terrorist attack’ insurance on the buildings and received $ 7 billion from the insurance. Did any of the victims and first responders receive any of this money as compensation?

  8. Who gained the most from 9/11 ideologically, monetarily and in terms of a massive political power grab? DICK CHENEY.

    A) He was NOT chosen as George Dubya’s running mate. He placed himself on the ticket.

    B) Since his early days with cronies Rumsfeld and Nixon, Cheney has espoused doing away with the Legislative and Judicial branches of government. HE AUTHORED THE PATRIOT ACT MONTHS BEFORE 9/11 stripping US citizens of every Constitutional civil liberty. Under Cheney the Dept. of Justice was purged of ALL left-leaning officials, immediately after 9/11.

    C) On 9/11, according to officials at NORAD Cheney was conducting simulated exercises of planes flying into high rises.
    When the real event took place during these exercises he told fighter pilots to “stand down.”

    C) He used 9/11 to not only shove the PATRIOT ACT thru Congress but he was also behind the fake media campaign to demonize Iraq for 9/11. He chose Halliburton to “rebuild” Iraq after the blitz but that never happened. Instead, trillions of taxpayers dollars were/are still funneled into Halliburton’s / Cheney’s off shore accts.

    When Congress discovered that there had been no rebuilding in Iraq, and the few projects undertaken by Halliburton were shoddy and substandard, with trillions of dollars unaccounted for, they attempted to open an investigation. It was immediately shut down by Cheney.

    These are facts anyone can investigate for themselves.

    Cheney also has a history that confirms he is a psychopath who has no conscience whether killing humans or nonhumans.

    A coward with 5 military deferments, he’s responsible for millions of deaths, yet continues to live in the lap of luxury. He deserves execution.

    • I am no fan or defender of Dick Cheney, or ANY member of the loathsome, treasonous Bush Administration(s) – but, you got the answer to the Cui Bono question dead wrong, and I suspect that you got it wrong deliberately in order to try to engage in a little blame shifting.

      When the Cui Bono, Who Benefits question is applied to Sept 11, 2001 – the answer is so childishly simple that someone would have to be a complete moron or a deliberate disinfo agent to give the wrong answer. Who benefits from maneuvering the United States of America into launching wars against every nation in the Middle East that the State of Israel coincidentally views as their enemies?

      The answer is embedded inside the question, and anyone who can’t or won’t see it is either an extremely dimwitted boob or they are working for the guilty perpetrators who pulled off 9-11.

      • The entire thing was multi-layered, but you exactly hit the nail on the head as to who was behind it.
        It wasn’t Saudi Arabia, but its’ tiny, vicious, megalomaniacal neighbor.

  9. I signed the petition at ae911truth.org the first year it was inaugurated. I had been so frustrated (still am!) by mainstream media and politicians before then. Already I had been a professional engineer who understood high school physics for 30 years. This is not CLIMATE SCIENCE; it doesn’t take super human efforts to realize that the Official Narrative is bogus! Jon Stewart had said that he couldn’t live in our country if he considered that it was implicated in 9/11. Bill Marr physically removed 911 truth hecklers from his audience! Our local NPR station banned any discussion questioned the official directive. I hope these new legal and scientific efforts attract a critical mass for TRUTH.

  10. It was an inside job backed by our government. You have to be a fool to think otherwise. Let freedom ring.

    • Cia was in bldg 7, didn’t THAT house the fisa computers? Asking for a few friends? Check out the remarks of the retired flight attendant on you tube, WILL CHANGE YOUR WHOLE PERSPECTIVE on what happened that day.

  11. [New York] – “New York Area Fire Commissioners call for New 9/11 Investigation”:

    [New York] – “U.S. Agrees to a Special Grand Jury Investigation of 9/11 Related Federal Crimes”:

    The REAL NEWS with David Knight:
    “U.S. Response to Grand Jury Letter on Real News” (2018)
    (7 min.)

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    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
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  12. if you are saying that explosives were planted then we must assume that whomever planted them knew in advance that the planes were going to crash into to the TT. And you are saying that the highest office in the country and his accomplices knew of the attack and were responsible for the 3000+ deaths. That to me really sounds hard to believe. And if it wasn’t know by our government than you are saying that the Saudis planted the devices which again seems far reaching that they could plant those explosives without security knowing about it.

    Comments please.

    • The Saudis are a convenient scapegoat, after all they’re Arabs. But the real experts at controlled demolition are Israeli, especially Mossad. Remember those five punks celebrating in New Jersey that day? They weren’t Arabs. They later admitted on TV in Israel that they were there to witness the event – that proves foreknowledge.

      • Yes, the stooges from Saudi Arabia were convenient. If from any other country, we have had a narrower focus: think “Palestinian”, “Lebanese”, or “Syrian”. The Saudi Arabian story all too conveniently gave us “Arab”, with a very wide pallet for military action all over the Middle East, appealing to the dumb-shit education sensibilities of the average and worst of us, and so enabled the selling of multiple wars on a broad pallet, which was the point!

  13. This is absolutely horrific news! Radical Muslim Extremists through The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Quaeda, The Taliban and other terrorists have declared war on the West for years! The foolish so-called “leaders”in Europe, The UK , Canada The USA Australia have turned their backs on this fact for their own personal gain! Time to stand up to the terrorist community and defend our countries and our freedom even though the Liberals and Democrats would have is submit to the approaching terror! We must stand on guard before it’s too late!
    9/11 was the opening salvo against us, we ignore it at our peril!

  14. Obviously most Americans knew this was the case. Almost 20 years later and we are still dealing with the same corrupt and treasonous individuals that facilitated and/or turned a blind eye to this. One man called this out at the time and was shunned by media and politicians. That man was Donald Trump. If anyone will uncover this truth it will be under his watch.

  15. This is long awaited great news!!! I will be closely following this story as it develops. I sincerely hope the general public realize the importance of these recent events. If these people are right, and I believe they are, then elements of our own government are intimately involved in the ongoing cover-up of the truth about 9/11. Involvement in the cover-up alone is a crime equal to the act itself and in many ways is worse than the crime itself. The implications are earth shaking but the truth must be known though the heavens fall.


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