Sherlock Holmes once remarks how odd it is that a guard dog did not bark at a midnight intruder. Similarly, it is curious how few people bothered to photograph a building about to totally collapse when destruction of an inconceivable scale had been released just hours before (only 200' away). Apparently, the WTC-7 fires were not photogenic. Indeed, when viewing the extant documentation there are only small fires that are localized within the offices of the Securites Exchange Commission (SEC). Ironically, never before 9/11/01 in history has a steel building even partially collapsed from a fire. Neither has any since.
They're saying there were fires in the SEC. I haven't found anything else talking about that. Were there more fires? There had to be. Does any other source mention fires specifically in the SEC? I can't find anything just yet.
It's peculiar though that the SEC would have fires in it. That would help destroy any paperwork associated with any ongoing investigations. It would probably also cause problems for any new investigations. Somebody wanted to be sure the SEC's files got destroyed and couldn't be recovered from the rubble. And they had several hours from the time the building was evacuated until it collapsed to make sure that happened.
Then there's a story called "On 9/11 a THIRD Skyscraper Plunged to Earth: The Sudden Implosion of WTC Building 7" at this address http://www.wtc7.net/articles/kimball/thirdskyscraper.html. It says
FACT 5: On September 16th, NASA flew an airplane over the World Trade Center site, recorded infrared radiation coming from the ground, and created a thermal map. The U.S. Geological Survey analyzed this data, and determined the actual temperature of the rubble. This map shows that five days after the collapse of Building 7, the surface temperature of a section of its rubble was 1,341° F. 8 This high a temperature is indicative of the use of explosives.
“WTC 7’s rubble pile continued to smolder for months.”9
So I looked into that and found this "Images of the World Trade Center Site Show Thermal Hot Spots on September 16 and 23, 2001." by the US Geological Survey at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/ofr-01-0429/thermal.r09.html.
Initial analysis of these data revealed a number of thermal hot spots on September 16 in the region where the buildings collapsed 5 days earlier. Analysis of the data indicates temperatures greater than 800°F.
Five days after the collapse this was still at 800 degrees F. That's pretty hot. Remember now the fire had to be hot enough to melt or at least weaken alot of steel. That means fires throughout all three buildings that collapsed hot enough to generate many hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit and maintain it for quite a while. Well the twin towers collapsed too fast for that to happen but that's another story. WTC 7 was burning long enough so maybe this could happen. But what was burning in WTC 7? The official story talks about how diesel fuel in tanks towards the bottom of the building, fuel that was there to power emergency generators, burned. Of course, all the fire extinguishing and prevention systems failed that day too, what a coincidence. And the rubble was cleaned up really fast with no investigation of the evidece from the worst terrorist attack in human history, how convenient for somebody.
It seems to me though that diesel fuel doesn't burn that hot. So I looked that up on the internet, too.
There's a page called Ignition Temperature of Diesel Fuel at http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2005/EileenTang.shtml. It says:
"Flammable properties: Flash point (PMCC): 100-125 F(37.8-51.5 C) OSHA Flammability Class: Combustible Class II Liquid LEL (vol%): ~0.6 UEL (vol%): ~4.7 Autoignition temperature: ~257°C (~494°F)"
"7. Fuel oil no.2 (home heating fuel, diesel fuel), Chemical formula is a carbon range of C9 - C23; flash point 126°F - 204°F (52°C - 96°C); ignition temperature 494 F (257°C)"
So this stuff burns around 500 degrees F? That's the self-ignition temperature.
Excerpts from The Pocket Guide to Accelerant Evidence Collection Appendix II: Twenty Common Ignitable Liquids used as Fire Accelerants (http://www.interfire.org/res_file/aec_20ig.asp):
7. Fuel oil no. 2 (home heating fuel, diesel fuel), Chemical formula is a carbon range of C9 - C23, flash point 126 degrees F-204 degrees F (52 degrees C- 96 degrees C); ignition temperature 494F (257C);
How did this diesel fuel burn so hot that five days later NASA and the US Geological Survey measured the temperature at the site at 800° F?
The conspiracy kooks say the government was in on it. I certainly don't buy that. But, I do believe in corruption and bribery. Some people in key positions in government were paid to mismanage the investigation or look the other way. Plus, some government officials are just plain incompetent. If the government were in on it from high enough up, NASA and the USGS wouldn't be reporting this.
The terrorists are in this up to their eyeballs. But they had help from somebody in the business world who stood to make big money on 9/11. And that group hired some of the very best building demolition people in the world to rig those three buildings for implosion so as to avoid damage to their other interests nearby. And people in that group paid off mid-level managers in the FBI and elsewhere (some politicians, some people on politicians' staffs, key people on the 9/11 Commission) to drop the ball at convenient points in the game so the plan wouldn't be discovered before they could pull it off and wouldn't be investigated too thoroughly after the fact.
See Yankee Doodle's post The Importance of WTC 7 at his new blog.