WTC Towers and Use of Explosives
Again, this was the most skeptical part of the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory that I personally had. The destruction of the Twin Towers by the use of a controlled demolition does not make sense under any circumstances when the understanding of explosives comes to play. People supporting the idea of 'explosives' being used in the Twin Towers seem to lack the understanding of demolition and explosives technology. The Conspiracy Theory Regarding Planted Explosives:
People who believe in the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory have put their cornerstone on the idea that the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 6 were done by the use of explosives and/or thermite. The problem with this is the fact that many of these people have little to no knowledge of how these explosives are detonated, how placement is crucial, the time it takes to setup a building for demolition, and the huge amount of explosives needed in order to demolish a building. Easiest way put, it take a great deal of time and effort to prep a building for implosion.
Let us just take into account the man power, and time needed to plant explosives in a building for proper demolition. This is not something that can be done in a week, let alone somehow without being seen. This alone kills the 'planted explosives' theory out the window. Conspiracy buffs like to point out some training exercises done in a couple days weeks before the attacks as the "time they planted the explosives". Yeah, it isn't that easy. This isn't Mission Impossible. The time to orchestrate three buildings rigged with explosives would be months of preparation, and not a couple days. Not only that, but we are talking about hundreds of pounds of these explosives needed and properly placed with synchronized detonation. I only wonder who the conspiracy buffs come up with an explanation for how all of these pounds/tons of high explosives were setup in the buildings without anyone knowing what was going on.High Explosives and Excessive Heat:
Yet another aspect of explosives that conspiracy theorist seem to miss when pointing out this idea of a controlled demo is how any certain explosives work under excessive heat, which they would have after the planes hit the towers, or as WTC 7 burned. The first idea of thermite being used would be thrown out, since excessive heat activates thermite. Once lit, there is no putting thermite out either, even under water. The plane strike would have certainly burned the thermite causing the buildings to come down shortly after. I'm not even pointing out how thermite burns in a downward gravitational motion, so vertical beams would be difficult to melt. Also many TONS of thermite would have been needed. Just think what one ton of powder the consistency of pepper must look like, and how difficult it would be to control.
Other explosive compounds used in demolition, mining, and blasting do fail from excessive heat. If they don't fail, then their ignition mechanisms would. For high explosives that need booster agents (blasting cap or secondary/primary setup), these would prematurely deflagrate. This means they would burn, but not explode to their full potential. This would be seen with commonly known high explosives such as dynamite, C-4, and ANFO (used in the Oklahoma City bombing). Related in a sense, many people don't understand that the vast majority of high explosives are not easily detonated. You don't just poke a fireworks wick in it to make it go boom. The vast majority of industry used high explosives need blasting caps and even other explosive boosters in order to properly ignite the compound. In a sense, these high explosives work in compounds. If you were to take a stick of dynamite, block of C-4, or bag of ANFO (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil); you would NOT be able to ignite them with a flame or wick. They will burn, but will not explode with the intensity as they do under proper ignition stepping.
Primary high explosives are usually insensitive on a destructive level to minimal heat, shock, or spark. This allows for them to easily be transported in large quantities with minimal worry. The explosive compositions within blasting caps used as boosters for the primary high explosives ARE usually very sensitive to heat and shock. Explosives commonly used in blasting caps include mercury fulminate, lead azide, lead styphnate and tetryl (Read more HERE
). Due to the sensitivity of the explosive compounds within boosters, they are kept in small quantities and far from premature detonation.
What I am basically getting to is that primary high explosives will generally burn or melt down without proper detonation, and blasting cap boosters would detonate with the slightest of heat. You put both of those truths together along with the high intensity heat of the burning aircraft fuel, and you have explosive compounds capable of being anything but "controlled".Explosive Detonation Sequence and Equipment:
There is much more to a proper demolition than just the blasting cap and primary explosives. Now, blowing a tree stump out of the ground using some ANFO, a proper electric blasting cap, and a 9 volt battery is one thing; orchestrating the demolition of 3 buildings is a whole 'nother beast. I think that the action movies have really gotten to many of the people behind the 'controlled demolition' conspiracy. When they think of explosives, they think of small blocks of gray clay with a small stainless steel remote control with a blinking light as the trigger. This is far from reality.
The reality when understanding the industrial implosion of buildings goes far beyond what many could even comprehend. I won't even go into the fact that buildings setup for implosion are stripped and weakened. Instead, I will point out the large amounts of technology and choreography needed to perform a proper building implosion.
The demolition project of taking down a building properly requires many tools that, not only must be properly sequenced, but also an immense amount of these items impossible to hide from view. We are talking about miles of wire, miles of booster explosive compounds such as Detonating Cord (Read more HERE
), and highly detailed explosive triggering system. In controlled demolitions, the triggering system is setup to control hundreds, even thousands in some circumstances, of detonations within milliseconds of each other. This is all orchestration that takes weeks to months to properly setup, and to be detonated under controlled conditions. The controlled conditions would be after any kind of obstacles are out of the way. A major fire engulfing the majority of any building set for detonation would destroy much of this equipment. Excessive heat damage to any of the ignition properties would amount to either premature ignition, or failure.