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The tragic event of 911 has been a major controversy since day 1. The thought of the whole thing being a conspiracy had never really become a reality to me until about the past year or so. I’m not saying that I believe it is because I really do not know and probably never will, but listening to others opinions and observations has begun to broaden my perspective and push me to dig deeper for my own understanding on this terrible event. Many good friends of mine who have joined different branches in our military have come to know many things about our government that as being a citizen, we do not tend to know or even start to learn about. By reading many different peoples weblogs and their thoughts and perspectives helps to open up further not only to ourselves but other people and where they stand and why.
I found a blog by a reporter named Christopher Bollyn on www.911truthseekers.org
who wrote about a highly respected physicist at Brigham Young University who got banned from his classroom for openly speaking on his discoveries on the 911 WTC. What captured this physics teachers interest on the event was a report in the American Free Press August ’02 about molten iron found 70ft below the surface and in the rubble of all 3 collapsed WTC even WTC7. The professor Jones specializes in metal-catalyzed fusion, archaeometry and solar energy and joined the 911 research effort after discovering the report. Just from being a reader of this blog I believe Jones had a hard time understanding how a month after the towers had collapsed, the president of one of the construction companies told a reporter that he had seen pools of “literally molten steel” at the World Trade Center. Jones, after much studying and research found Thermite in all the collapsed buildings. Thermite is a mixture of chemicals that when ignited produces extremely high temperatures which is used in welding and in bombs. After conversing about this on the radio talk show caused Jones to be banned from his classroom after 21 years of teaching.
Just from Bollyn’s blog on this teachers’ situation and his findings proves another very interesting, yet controversial topic throughout America today. As a reader of this article, it has allowed my thoughts and curiosity to grow and my knowledge to expand not only on the horrific incident of 911 but learning about more chemicals used in stuff that I work with in my current occupation. I do contracting with my dad and we tend to do a lot of welding and I did not know the name of the chemical that is being ignited when I am melting two pieces of metal together. Therefore my knowledge not only grows in the things I deal with in my everyday life but in major/controversial events now in our nation’s history.
I personally do not know where the writer of this blog’s stands in terms of the tragic 911 event, but he has given the opportunity for other’s to gain a little piece knowledge and understanding on the event. Personally I still have no solid ground on which I stand, but I have another piece of knowledge gained on the horrific event.
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