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Old 3rd December 2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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Rousseau's newly published study proves controlled demolitions

Seismic Evidence Implies Controlled Demolition on 9/11

Yet Another Line of Evidence Shows Demolition

André Rousseau is a Doctor of Geophysics and Geology, a former researcher in the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), who has published 50 papers on the relationships between the characteristics of progressive mechanical waves and geology.

Dr. Rousseau is an expert on measurement of acoustic waves.

Rousseau says that the seismic waves measured on September 11th proves that the 3 buildings were brought down by controlled demolition. Specifically, in a new scientific article published by the Journal of 9/11 Studies, Rosseau writes:

The seismic signals propagating from New York on September 11, 2001, recorded at Palisades (34 km) and published by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO), have here been subjected to a new critical study concerning their sources. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that the nature of the waves, their velocities, frequencies, and magnitudes invalidate the official explanations which imply as sources the percussion of the twin towers by planes and the collapses of the three buildings, WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7.

***

First of all, we show the contradictions in the official explanation between the seismic data and the timing of the events. Then we point out that it is strange that identical events (percussions of identical towers on the one hand, and collapses of identical towers on the other hand) at the same location would have generated seismic sources of different magnitudes. We demonstrate that only strong explosives could be the cause of such seismic waves, in accordance with the observed low frequencies. According to the nature of the recorded waves (body and surface waves), we can propose a location of each explosive source. According to the presence of shear waves or the presence of Rayleigh waves only, we hypothesize a subterranean … explosion.

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Near the times of the planes’ impacts into the Twin Towers and during their collapses, as well as during the collapse of WTC7, seismic waves were generated. To the degree that (1) seismic waves are created only by brief impulses and (2) low frequencies are associated with energy of a magnitude that is comparable to a seismic event, the waves recorded at Palisades and analyzed by LDEO undeniably have an explosive origin. Even if the planes’ impacts and the fall of the debris from the Towers onto the ground could have generated seismic waves, their magnitude would have been insufficient to be recorded 34 km away and should have been very similar in the two cases to one another.
As we have shown, they were not.

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We can only conclude that the wave sources were independently
detonated explosives ….

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http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/...on-on-911.html
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Old 3rd December 2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Direct link to paper: http://www.journalof911studies.com/r...vember2012.pdf
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Old 3rd December 2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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Is this the same guy who published a paper more than two years ago on the same subject? Are the trials of the guilty who the Truth Movement brought to justice as the result of that earth-shattering article over? The new investigation launched?

In short, what's different about this "seismic proof" from the previous "seismic proof"?
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Old 3rd December 2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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Reads like a typical troofer paper....the conclusion is set, and the "facts" get twisted to match the conclusion.

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Old 3rd December 2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post

In short, what's different about this "seismic proof" from the previous "seismic proof"?
The date.


I have to giggle everytime I read this line:


Quote:
.......in a new scientific article published by the Journal of 9/11 Studies,
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Old 3rd December 2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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There was a thread started on 5th June 2010 here, but it was debunked by post #3, derailed at post #4, and then never recovered. The article linked to in the OP is no longer available, but from the quote, it seemed Rousseau had argued from seismic records for subterranean explosions prior to plane impact.
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Originally Posted by Oystein View Post
There was a thread started on 5th June 2010 here, but it was debunked by post #3, derailed at post #4, and then never recovered. The article linked to in the OP is no longer available, but from the quote, it seemed Rousseau had argued from seismic records for subterranean explosions prior to plane impact.
And the collapses which actually occurred bore no relationship to any underground explosions whether or not such explosions did in fact occur.

So just another example of a "single issue anomaly" which does not fit into any real context.

No different to:
"We heard loud bangy noises THEREFORE CD THEREFORE Inside job";
"You cannot prove no thermxte on site THEREFORE there was thermxte THEREFORE it was used in demolition THEREFORE inside job...."
Or the R Gage nonsense of "I assert that it looked like CD even though it didn't THEREFORE it was CD THEREFORE inside job...."

And, AFAIK, those are level of the best arguments the truth movement had put forward.

Makes me wonder who is the most gullible:
"Them" for making silly claims; OR
"Us" for spending effort dealing with them.
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Originally Posted by Oystein View Post
There was a thread started on 5th June 2010 here, but it was debunked by post #3, derailed at post #4, and then never recovered. The article linked to in the OP is no longer available, but from the quote, it seemed Rousseau had argued from seismic records for subterranean explosions prior to plane impact.
The JONES-Article is nearly identical to your linked article, Oystein, there are only some cosmetical changes. The original article is still available in the internet archives (http://web.archive.org/web/201006080...01-in-New-York). For comparison I quote the conclusions of both articles:

Originally Posted by old article
Conclusion

At the moment of the impact by the planes on the Twin Towers and their collapse, as well as that of WTC7, seismic waves were generated. To the degree that (1) seismic waves are only created by brief impulses, and (2) that low frequencies are associated with an energy (magnitude) that is comparable to a seismic event, these waves undeniably have an explosive origin. Even if the planes' impact and the fall of the debris from the Towers onto the ground could have generated seismic waves, their magnitude was insufficient to be recorded 34 km away, and they should have been similar.

However, the composition and magnitude of the seismic signals show significant differences, above all in their propagation speed, even though their paths were identical under identical conditions. This last difference being physically unexplainable in the official version, we must put into question the calculation of the speeds effectuated from the origin shown on the video images. We can only conclude that in reality, the (explosive) source was manually detonated, thus accounting for the variable shift for each origin in relation to the videos.

The composition of the waves is revealing both in terms of the location of the source and the magnitude of the energy transmitted to the ground. The subterranean origin of the waves emitted when WTC1 collapsed is attested by the presence of the P and S volume waves along with the Rayleigh surface waves, which are present in all five explosions. The placement of the source of the four other explosions is subaerial, attested by the unique presence of Rayleigh waves. The aerial explosions visible on the videos of the upper floors of the Twin Towers do not produce seismic waves 34 km from the source.

There is a factor of ten between the power of the explosions at the time of the impacts on the twin Towers (as well as at the time of the collapse of WTC7) and the strength of those more powerful ones at the time of their collapse, the subterranean explosion under WTC1 being the one that transmitted the most energy to the ground.

Note as well that the degree to which the surface waves disperse (their speed depends upon their frequency), the duration of the recorded signal is not representative of the duration of the signal at the source.

Finally, the controlled demolition of the three towers, suggested by the visual and audio testimony, as well as by observations of their collapse, is thus demonstrated by the analysis of the seismic waves emitted at the moments of the plane impacts and at the moments of the collapse.
Originally Posted by JONES-Article
CONCLUSION

Near the times of the planes' impacts into the Twin Towers and during their collapses, as well as during the collapse of WTC7, seismic waves were generated. To the degree that (1) seismic waves are created only by brief impulses and (2) low frequencies are associated with energy of a magnitude that is comparable to a seismic event, the waves recorded at Palisades and analyzed by LDEO undeniably have an explosive origin. Even if the planes' impacts and the fall of the debris from the Towers onto the ground could
have generated seismic waves, their magnitude would have been insufficient to be recorded 34 km away and should have been very similar in the two cases to one another. As we have shown, they were not.

The types and magnitudes of the seismic signals show significant differences. The greatest differences occur in their propagation speeds, even though their paths were essentially identical under identical conditions. This difference is physically unexplained in the interpretation of the events offered by the LDEO researchers, the 9/11 Commission and NIST. Therefore, we must question their calculations of wave propagation speeds based on their assumption that the wave origins are shown on the video images of
impacts and collapses. We can only conclude that the wave sources were independently detonated explosives at other times, thus accounting for the variable discrepancies for each wave origin in relation to the videos.

The composition of the waves is revealing both in terms of the location of the source and the magnitude of the energy transmitted to the ground. The subterranean origin of the waves emitted when WTC1 collapsed is attested by the presence of the P and S body waves along with the Rayleigh surface waves. The placement of the source of the four other explosions is subaerial, attested by the unique presence of only Rayleigh waves.

The aerial explosions visible on the videos of the upper floors of the Twin Towers do not produce seismic waves 34 km from the source.

There is a factor of ten between the power of the explosions at the time of the plane impacts on the Twin Towers (as well as at the time of the collapse of WTC7) and the strength of those more powerful explosions at the times of their collapses, the subterranean explosion under WTC1 being the one that transmitted the most energy to the ground.

Note that in accordance with the degree of dispersion of the surface waves (i.e., their speeds depend upon their frequencies), the duration of the recorded signal is not representative of the duration of the signal at the source.

Finally, controlled demolition of the three towers, suggested by the visual and audio witness testimony as well as by observations of video recordings of their collapses, is thus confirmed and demonstrated by analysis of the seismic waves emitted near the time of the plane impacts and at the moments of the collapses.
Same procedure as every year, James!

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Old 3rd December 2012, 10:25 AM   #9
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I'm obviously no expert in this but have question.

Would the sound waves sound different after each collapse due to one of the buildings not being there.

A bit like sticking your head in a box and shouting and standing in the middle of a field and shouting ?
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Originally Posted by Africanus View Post
The JONES-Article is nearly identical to your linked article, Oystein, there are only some cosmetical changes. The original article is still available in the internet archives (http://web.archive.org/web/201006080...01-in-New-York). For comparison I quote the conclusions of both articles:

Yeah! OR... you could have just referred to this:
Originally Posted by very first line in linked Rousseau paper:
We would like to thank Tod Fletcher, who provided editorial assistance by revising an earlier version of this article.
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First of all, we show the contradictions in the official explanation between the seismic data and the timing of the events. Then we point out that it is strange that identical events (percussions of identical towers on the one hand, and collapses of identical towers on the other hand) at the same location would have generated seismic sources of different magnitudes.
Well, that's just wrong. The buldings were hit in different locations at different velocities, and the collapses started at different locations.
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Old 3rd December 2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by ergo View Post
Yeah! OR... you could have just referred to this:


Thanks Ergo

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Originally Posted by Africanus View Post
The JONES-Article is nearly identical to your linked article, Oystein, there are only some cosmetical changes. The original article is still available in the internet archives (http://web.archive.org/web/201006080...01-in-New-York). For comparison I quote the conclusions of both articles:
A good! I ran my link through Archive.org and came up empty - hmmm - anyway, good you found it.

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Same procedure as every year, James!
Marvelous! An ENGLISH reference that only GERMAN members are ever going to get!
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Marvelous! An ENGLISH reference that only GERMAN members are ever going to get!
Wrong, it runs every new year evening on Danish TV.
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Originally Posted by Oystein View Post
Marvelous! An ENGLISH reference that only GERMAN members are ever going to get!
I also get the reference



...but only because they showed a clip from it on QI.
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Another idiot makes up more nonsense for those who can't, for those who refuse to think for themselves.

http://www.journalof911studies.com/r...vember2012.pdf
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What else but an explosion could be the origin for this seismic wave in the absence of an earthquake?
I suspect a gravity collapse of the biggest buildings in NYC, releasing the energy of over 130 TONS of TNT twice would create seismic waves.

Where do these idiots come from? How can someone be so stupid and fool so few?

Where can you post idiotic papers that can't be published in rational Journals? At Jones' journal for woo on 911.

At least you can use this paper as a litmus test for woo; web sites that use this paper, hold up this paper as proof of CD, are idiot web sites.

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Wrong, it runs every new year evening on Danish TV.
In Denmark, too? "Dinner for one" is a classic on german tv, being broadcasted every new year's eve in several 3rd programs.
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I printed it off. It's now with the jones paper in the latrine..
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Is this the same guy who published a paper more than two years ago on the same subject? Are the trials of the guilty who the Truth Movement brought to justice as the result of that earth-shattering article over? The new investigation launched?

In short, what's different about this "seismic proof" from the previous "seismic proof"?
This one is more down to earth.
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This one is more down to earth.
I see what you did there
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we need a CT, DERP!!! emoticon , it would save me some typing when I read things like this
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The date.

Indeed. Wasn't the 2010 version of this article itself a rewrite of an earlier article (perhaps circa ~2006) by a fellow who used to post here and who eventually came around to realizing that his own "paper" in JONES was garbage and resiled from the whole 'seismic evidence proves explosives' nonsense?

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we need a CT, DERP!!! emoticon , it would save me some typing when I read things like this

That one works....
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I'm studying geology in college now. Allow me to list the problems:

1. Lack of volume of background data (i.e. comparisons of known demolition of buildings over 80 stories in height with data from 80 story+ tall buildings brought down from jetliner impact.)

2. Lack of comparative data between the garden variety collapse of an 80+ story building, and it's twin within a similar time frame.

3. Report ignores the fact there were internal structural failures well before the collapse, especially of WTC7.

4. Seismic Data is great for telling you how powerful a disturbance is, but stinks for telling details of the cause. This is why geologists are always taking deep core samples along earthquake faults, and even then it's not always clear. The physical evidence showed no used of explosives of any kind.

It does give me hope that I can get into a PhD program since they seem to hand them to just about anybody.
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That one works....
aha!!!! yes, yes it does!!!
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Indeed. Wasn't the 2010 version of this article itself a rewrite of an earlier article (perhaps circa ~2006) by a fellow who used to post here and who eventually came around to realizing that his own "paper" in JONES was garbage and resiled from the whole 'seismic evidence proves explosives' nonsense?
I'd like to get an answer to this (but am too lazy to search now...)
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If anyone feels this post is off topic and should be split off, feel free to report. I don't want to open a new topic, and simply redefine the topic here as "Newly published articles at the Journal of 9/11 Studies" (JoNES)

For there's another new article - a letter - at JoNES, as Blogger "Orangutan" (who, I believe, is also the author of "Washington's Blog" that is linked in the OP) announces at 911Blogger:

"The Pentagon Attack in Context: a Reply to John Wyndham." by Tod Fletcher and Timothy E. Eastman.

This letter ends with a section titled "Summary and Conclusion", even though the authors don't commit to any conclusions. An excerpt:
Originally Posted by Fletcher and Eastman
We join David Ray Griffin in the hope that future research on the deadly events at the Pentagon will build on the robust case already established against the official account of 9/11, all major dimensions of which have now been demonstrated to be clearly false. For agreement concerning the issue of “what hit the Pentagon” to be reached, deeper analysis of the whole range of evidence will be needed.
What they really seem to be saying is "we hope that future research will find a better theory than the official one, because we sure as hell can't".


After some of the usual shoulder-patting at the 911Blogger echo chamber, one poster there, gallenk (who I haven't noticed so far, no idea who that is) posted a detailed critique of the letter:
Originally Posted by gallenk
I found the Wyndham reply to be of little substance in arguing pro-flyover or pro-no-plane-attack. That may or may not have been the primary purpose.
...
From my examination:

In the 1st 8 pages, the author(s) offered no real arguments.

[several paragraphs with at least six specific contentions follow - snipped]
...
I did not find any new evidence or revelations to counter the argument that it is most likely that a large plane impact occurred at the Pentagon. No amount of pure speculation regarding massive problems with witness reliability, unconfirmed flight path anomalies, etc. can counter the highly one-sided witness testimony (many for an impact vs none for a flyover, despite a potential witness pool of hundreds of thousands for a flyover), physical debris evidence, flight path damage, even frames of a video, which although unclear, certainly argue more for a craft of some type and probably a large one, etc.
Countdown till that post gets voted down by the Twoofer community...
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He seems to be arguing that underground explosions can't be heard at the surface (demonstrably false), and that verinage-method demolitions produce no seismic waves (obviously false from the laws of physics, perhaps someone has access to data from actual cases).
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Indeed. Wasn't the 2010 version of this article itself a rewrite of an earlier article (perhaps circa ~2006) by a fellow who used to post here and who eventually came around to realizing that his own "paper" in JONES was garbage and resiled from the whole 'seismic evidence proves explosives' nonsense?
Yes, (sort of). This is the paper:

Seismic Proof – 9/11 Was An Inside Job (Updated Version II)
by Craig T. Furlong & Gordon Ross

http://www.journalof911studies.com/v...ongAndRoss.pdf

It had more to do with the timing of the seismic returns.

Quote:
SUMMARY
On September 11, 2001, the seismic stations grouped around New York City recorded seismic
events from the WTC site, two of which occurred immediately prior to the aircraft impacts upon the
Twin Towers. Because these seismic events preceded the collisions, it is clear they were not
associated with the impacts and must therefore be associated with some other occurrence. None of
the authorities charged with the responsibility for the investigation of the events of 9/11 have
proposed a source for these seismic events, nor have they given a valid reason for the difference in
times between the seismic events and the aircraft impacts. Only by consideration of the evidence of
basement explosions before the aircraft impacts, as experienced by William Rodriquez and 36
others, can an explanation be found for the fact that the seismic stations recorded seismic events
originating from the WTC sites prior to the aircraft impacts. It seems unlikely that Middle Eastern
terrorists could have overcome the WTC security and managed this kind of high-level, technological
coordination. Do the facts presented here, simple and few, raise the possibility of inside
involvement in 9/11/01, both before and after the attack?
IIRC the confusion turned out to be something really simple (and obvious).

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Originally Posted by LashL View Post
Indeed. Wasn't the 2010 version of this article itself a rewrite of an earlier article (perhaps circa ~2006) by a fellow who used to post here and who eventually came around to realizing that his own "paper" in JONES was garbage and resiled from the whole 'seismic evidence proves explosives' nonsense?
So it'd doubly recycled, previously disproven, nonsense that's been "published" in a vanity journal with peer review.
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Originally Posted by phunk View Post
Well, that's just wrong. The buldings were hit in different locations at different velocities, and the collapses started at different locations.
Physical evidence and kook claims are worlds apart.
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Originally Posted by DGM View Post
Yes, (sort of). This is the paper:

Seismic Proof – 9/11 Was An Inside Job (Updated Version II)
by Craig T. Furlong & Gordon Ross

http://www.journalof911studies.com/v...ongAndRoss.pdf

It had more to do with the timing of the seismic returns.

IIRC the confusion turned out to be something really simple (and obvious).

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It was, but make sure you go to the end of the thread. The confusion wasn't the simple one we thought (I thought, at least) that it was at first, and it took a long time for the correct answer to surface.

That correct answer is that the 9/11 Commission Report timing of aircraft impacts is not accurate to the second. Impacts in those reports -- and only those reports, not in the later NIST study, for instance -- appear to have been based on the time of last RADAR contact with the aircraft, or extrapolation from RADAR of aircraft reaching zero altitude.

Problem is that the RADAR still can give an echo from aircraft debris, and that the impacts didn't occur at zero altitude, but more like 700 to 1000 feet up. The anomaly is resolved as soon as you realize the 9/11 Commission Report is off by about ten seconds due to this mistake. All other sources of impact time, including the seismic records, are consistent.
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Rousseau claims that the tower collapses could not have caused the measured local Magnitudes (ML - 2.3 for WTC1, 2.1 for WTC2), but that "a few tons" of ammonium nitrate would do:
Originally Posted by Rousseau
The local magnitudes (ML) that the LDEO seismologists calculated from the surface waves ... were higher than 2 on the Richter scale for the waves emitted at the moments of the collapses. It is impossible to get such a magnitude from the falling of the building debris alone, especially falling over a duration of ten seconds.
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...similar seismic waves are commonly recorded from mining operations, generated by subterranean blasts of ammonium nitrate, and a few tons are enough to develop a magnitude of 2 to 2.5 on Richter scale.
A few tons are enough? Hmmm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebur...Roseburg_Blast

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
George Rutherford, had parked his explosives truck in front of the building, a fact which went unnoticed until shortly before the truck exploded at around 1:14 a.m., destroying buildings in an eight-block radius and severely damaging 30 more blocks. ... The truck was loaded with two tons of dynamite and four-and-a-half tons of the blasting agent nitro carbo nitrate.
Other notable AN explosions involving not too many tons are listed here:
  • Kansas City, MO, 1988: 23 tons cause two craters, each 30m wide and 2.4 meters deep (volume of cone: approx 2x550 m3)
  • Porgera Valley, Papua New Guinea, 1994: 80 tons create crater 40 meters wide, 15 meters deep (ca. 6000 m3)
  • Barracas, Spain, 2004: 25 tons create crater 5 meters deep
  • Mihailesti, Romania: 20 tons form crater 6.5 meters deep and 42 meters in diameter (3000 m3)
  • Monclova, Mexico, 2007: 22 tons form crater 9.1 m wide and 1.8 m deep (39 m3)

So it seems that ammonium nitrate is very prone to move many many tons of solid material. At least 1.8 cubic meters per ton of explosive, usually much more.

Some intentional large scale bombings:
  • Last year, Anders Breivik exploded 950 kg of ANFO in front of the Prime Minister's office in Oslo, destryoing windows ina radius of 1 km, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 more. Damage 300 meters away.
  • Timothy McVeigh's Ryder truck held ca. 2.300 kg of mixed explosives, much of it AN, when it destroyed the Murrah Building, damaged 323 more buildings in 16 blocks around, and created a 9.1 m wide and 2.4 m deep crater (52 m3).
  • When Ramzi Yousef detonated 606 kg of the chemically similar urea nitrate in the WTC basement in 1993, smoke rose up to the 93rd floor and led to many smoke inhalation injuries. The plast killed 6, and it is known that 15 people received traumatic injury.




Rousseau wants us to believe that not one bomb but five, all on the order of McVeigh stuff, at least 2 of them many times larger than Yousef's, were exploded under the WTC on 9/11, with many witnesses around - but they were not recorded on video (remember, Naudet was running his video camera when the South Tower started collapsing), didn't cause traumatic injuries, caused no crater that anyone noticed, did not bring any building down from the bottom up, didn't even break windows?

Why on earth would anybody ignite such blasts? Just to have something on seismic records???

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Can anybody discern from the Rousseau paper how he times these supposed subterranean/subaerial detonations relative to plane impact and onset of collapses? Either he omits that bit, or my scan-reading skills are sub-par today...

In particular, I would think that Jules Nauder would have captured an explosion under WTC2, as he was in the WTC 1 lobby at the time, rolling film, but I want to have a limit to the seconds where Rousseau'd detonation would be expected.
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