Just Say No to NIST
By Jerry Mazza
A review of The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7:
Why the Official Report about 9/11 is Unscientific and False
A book by David Ray Griffin
The headline, “Just Say No to NIST” (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) is purposely patterned after Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No to Drugs.” In the case of David Griffin’s new book, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, the NIST lies, half truths, omissions, and the outright corruption of honest science are the administration’s dope, administered by NIST, to lull inquiring minds into believing the fantasy of their lies.
NIST’s violations of scientific method, as Griffin clearly explains, represent what he terms the “politicization of science,” used to delude Americans to accept the Bush administrations’ conspiracy theory. That is, the World Trade Center Tower 7, the Tower not hit by an airliner, fell into its own footprint in six seconds at 5:20 PM on 9/11 as a result of minor fires, not explosives planted in the 47-story steel-framed building to create a classic internal demolition—uncannily resembling so many we’ve seen in movies or on TV.
Griffin points out that the only two other buildings in history to have fallen from fires were the steel-framed WTC Towers 1 and 2 earlier that morning. Any and all previous fires in steel-framed buildings, those that burned for hours, even days, did not fell the buildings, let alone explode them, like Towers 1 and 2, into a pyroplastic cloud that hung for months in the skies over Ground Zero and Manhattan, and rolled through the streets of the financial district, graying it like a huge graveyard.
In Griffin’s steady hands, the story of WTC 7 becomes the fulcrum to understand how Towers 1 and 2 were felled with similar internal demolitions, as opposed to the fires caused by the jetliners impact, how Towers 1 and 2 then exploded into their own footprints as they fell within 10 second free-falls, which Griffin explains in great engineering and science based detail.
Of course, Griffin reminds you that NIST itself is a government agency, working for the US Department of Commerce, subject to control by the White House, not unlike the 9/11 Commission, which was controlled by its White House author Philip Zelikow who wrote the outline of the Commission’s inquiry and findings before the group ever met.
Working with physicist Steven Jones and a battery of top scientists and engineers, Griffin has shepherded a vast amount of information into The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, to present the explosive results of their findings. Jones, formerly a physics professor at Brigham Young University was released from his job because of his studies. They were of samples of dust gathered from Ground Zero, at Tower 7, as well as Tower 1 and 2’s sites. They all indicated the presence of super nanotech versions of thermite and/or thermate (thermite plus sulphur for added heat).
The nanotechnology allowed the thermate to be broken down into minute, even more potent particles which could be aerosolized and used to spray on or within the walls of the towers, to be ignited for later havoc. The fact that NIST refused even to consider nano-thermate presence and destructive potential, but rather summarily dismissed the use of it, is a sin against science, as Griffin points out. It is a sin, too, against 2800 souls who were lost on 9/11, as well as all those Americans who innocently believe the administration conspiracy theory.
This is not to mention the second wave of slaughter, the many illnesses and deaths from cancer, pulmonary disease and body poisoning, which are occurring with first responders who worked non-stop on the pile for up to eight months. These are not the illnesses of mere smoke inhalation, but of the massive number of toxic substances exploded into the air by the literal pulverizing of the three towers that each sunk in free fall to the ground into their own footprints.
Fire doesn’t pulverize a million tons of concrete. High-powered explosives do. Griffin brings a plethora of examples of NIST’s violations of scientific method which ignore or skirt, omit or bluntly lie about the questions raised by the presence of these explosive substances, just as FEMA and the EPA denied their by-products devastation throughout the WTC and New York City, making it the greatest environmental disaster in US history.
Griffin documents the facts of the nanotech-thermate and its heat-generating energy. He describes how firefighters found streams of melted steel, molten for months under the debris, and pouring out, along with the presence of Swiss-cheese-like chunks of steel filled with melt-holes. This as the debris was lifted and shipped away.
Through all of NIST’s obfuscation, which would bring most of us to our feet raging against the government-front NIST, Griffin, author of some 35 books, keeps a level hand and cool rationality of the philosopher of religion, politics and science that he is, deconstructing the falsehoods, page after page, chapter after chapter, with an impenetrable sense of logic.
In short, the black-on-black covered, 328-page The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, seals the doom of NIST chicanery and lies, a disgrace to those who partook in creating them. As well as being an expose of the “politicization of science,” this book is a history of perhaps the darkest time in America’s life. It is a document driven by Griffin and his colleagues’ passion for truth, a book that wishes to and succeeds in toppling the NIST lies like the ill-fated towers.
What’s more, there is new information here for the most seasoned 9/11 scholar as well as those who have just begun to question the anomalies of the WTC 7 Tower not hit by an airliner falling exactly as Towers 1 and 2 standing next to it fell, supposedly due to airliners hitting them.
Lastly, Griffin’s analysis of the recently uncovered story of Barry Jennings, liaison for the Housing Authority to Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management, and Michael Hess, Giuliani’s Chief Counsel for New York City, and a head partner in Giuliani & Partners, a private financing firm, is amazing. Both Jennings and Hess were caught in an explosion on the sixth floor of Tower 7 that occurred about 9:30 A.M. on 9/11/2001.
After the explosive collapses of Towers 1 and 2, the two men were rescued from Tower 7, finally led by firefighters through a hole in the wall of what was its bombed-out lobby. Jennings said that he could tell that he was walking over dead bodies. This cast an entirely new light on the Tower 7 history. Subsequently, Mr. Hess redacted or changed most of his testimony to fit the timeline of a book Giuliani wrote in 2002 about the events. Griffin impeccably documents the time of events and the redacting of information.
He points out that Jennings stuck to his story. Amazingly, he became ill and entered a hospital in August, 2008, and died several days later on August 19, 2008. This was strangely several days before NIST’s first WTC 7 Report’s release. Dylan Avery, lead producer of Loose Change, hired a private investigator to gather information about what happened. Not too long after, the P. I. called Avery and told him she would be crediting his card for her fee (returning his money), and would like it “if he never called her again regarding Mr. Jennings.”
Griffin’s investigatory detailing of this story is both interesting and illuminating. Parenthetically, since the book’s release, Dylan Avery made a visit to the Jennings family, and found them disappeared from their home, gone, just gone.
Perhaps this will make a follow-up story for David Ray Griffin. Fortunately, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7 is here/now to stay. For all those who have hungered for the information to “Just Say No to NIST” and the administration’s conspiracy, this book is a must-read.
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York City. His book “State Of Shock – Poems from 9/11 on” is available at www.jerrymazza.com and Amazon.