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Published: Tuesday, April 7 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Steven Jones

First, I wish to thank Elaine Jarvik for writing a fair and informative article. I would have liked to see a link to the scientific paper itself, and of course, I hope that readers of the DesNews article will read the scientific paper itself.

You can find it by googling "bentham science nanothermite farrer".

Note that Dr. Farrer, the second author, runs the electron microscopy laboratory in the BYU Physics Dept and is an excellent teacher, but he is not a professor, not yet anyway.

I just received an email from a Professor at BYU, which I will share:
I just finished the "Active Thermitic Material" journal article.
Compelling. Data was clear, methodology explained, graphs
were helpful,and photography was amazing. Your team did
a phenomenal job. Nice enhancements since I first
heard this material at UVU. Your arguments are strong
and well supported.

What next?"

What next, indeed... We need now to determine WHO made this nano-thermite material, who had the know-how at the time. Several labs had this ability in 2001 (see the paper)... Our investigation continues....


Want to know of some of the people involved in 9/11? Google these people/phrases-"Dov Zakheim,9/11" and "Dominic Suter,Urban MOving Systems,9/11", also Google-"Cheney,wargames,9/11". Steven Jones is a true patriot and the people attacking him and 9/11 activists in general are typically naive tools who cant think for themselves and they are usually american exceptionalists. And to Jerry, the name Dov Zakheim might mean something to you in regards to why the accounting section, the newly reinforced section of the Pentagon was hit. Google-"missing 2.3 trillion Pentagon money".


Vin Diesel,(cute name), do yourself a favor and Google Dov Zakheim,9/11. the pilots didnt do anything. You really are way too gullible. Google-"SPC,flight termination system,Dov Zakheim".

Aidan M.

For skeptics of the paper and the evidence described within it:

Why was such high-tech destructive material at the WTC on 9/11 in such large quantities?

What other office building materials (in apparently large quantities) containing nano-meter sized grains comprised of iron oxide finely mixed with aluminum, would generate more energy release than the theoretical maximum of thermite and also iron-rich spheres, when reduced to the size of the discovered chips?

The nano-energetic explosive materials found in the dust are comparable to a DNA profile given that these materials were only being researched and developed by so few.


Kudos to Deseret News for their fair treatment of this important story.

I had been previously told that your news service was excellent ... I am now seeing it 1st hand.

I will definitely bookmark this site.


Fighting for truth

The towers had become financial albatross's because they weren't built to accommodate today's technology, tenancy was dwindling, as was tourism and it was going to cost billions to remove the asbestos from both buildings. Heck, the NY Port Authority tried three times to get a permit to demolish them, but was denied each time. The lease was sold to a private buyer (Larry Silverstein) six months before 9/11, who then took out insurance against terrorist attack. The planes were the cover for their demolition. Billions were saved in asbestos removal costs and Silverstein walked away with over $7 billion in insurance money. Building 7 was also imploded since it housed the financial records of thousands of investigative case files involving fraud, extortion, racketeering, money-laundering, etc. between the big banks, Wall Street and Washington, DC. The financial meltdown we're now seeing is part of what 9/11 was to cover up. Also, 50+ Accountants and Auditors were killed at the Pentagon who were investigating $2.3 trillion in missing Pentagon money what a coincidence. The whole thing was about money and a quest for power and control by the military-industrial complex.


It's quite interesting to read these comments I find the ad hominem attacks juvenile and distasteful. If one disagrees discredit the paper/conclusions. Makes one wonder why the rabid attacks? In who's interest is it to discredit the authors? Interesting.


This is Responsible reporting. Not printing this article puts us at greater risk for continuation of dishonestly started wars in the Middle East.

It appears that approximately a million people have been killed by us in Iraq alone. It should be known if this is being done for a "justifiable" reason or not. Further, for the sake of national security, we need to know if our government has been honest about 911 and the recent wars in the Middle East.

Do you really want a (U.S.) government that might be willing to enable a "911" in our own country?


With all due respect (which is none), Dr. Jones, you are a few donuts short of a dozen!


I see the shills are getting frantic...

B. Roy 7

To the "bogus claims" and "poor truthers" gents who just claimed researching historical events like Sept. 11th is some Aryan Christian plot.

This so-called "socialist" from the "People's Republic of Portland, OR" wishes you guys would pick a side of the political spectrum to obtain your insults from and stick with it.

While Bush was still President, you guys called those who still want the criminal investigation into the events of Sept. 11th that has yet to happen socialists, communists, Stalinists, etc.

How come Obama gets elected and suddenly we're Aryan white supremacists? I can't tell you how shocked the African-American members of my family are going to be to find that out.

Spencer W. Morgan

This evidence has been available for almost 2 years. What took so long Deseret News?


Google: "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth"


professor steven jones is an american hero the caliber of george washington

bulletproof----the final smoking gun



Stupid Is As...

"Are you surprised? | 8:36 a.m. April 7, 2009
Would it really surprise you if Chenney and Bush did blow the towers to start another war for profit? The only companies that are not tanking right now are the war mongers. The evidence will keep coming out and hopefully we will watch Bush get the chair for treason...man that would leave me smiling for a decade."

There's no other way to say this....

you're an absolute idiot.

Explosions before the collapse

The New York Times, Sept. 12, 2001, p. A7
"A Creeping Horror and Panicked Flight as Towers Burn, Then Slowly Fall, p. A7 (continued from p. A1)"
by N.R. Kleinfield

Police officers warned people in the vicinity to move north, that the buildings could fall, but most people found that unthinkable. They stayed put or gravitated closer.

Abruptly, there was an ear-splitting noise. The south tower shook, seemed to list in one direction and them (sic) began to come down, imploding upon itself.

"It looked like a demolition," said Andy Pollock.

"It started exploding," said Ross Milanytch, 57, who works at nearby Chase Manhattan Bank. "It was about the 70th floor. And each second another floor exploded out for about eight floors, before the cloud obscured it all."

Cincy911 Truth

Bogus Claims, you have no idea what you are talking about. Many, many first responders, survivors and other eyewitnesses all reported hearing and seeing explosions coming from all three WTC buildings (1, 2 and 7). Molten metal was found in the basement of all three buildings. All three buildings fell at near freefall speed therefore violating the physics Law of Conservation of Linear Momentum. Even NIST has admitted that WTC 7 fell at freefall speed for two seconds. Explain that one! All buildings collapsing completely downward symmetrically into the path of most resistance. Your comment of "too many people would have to be involved" doesn't address the traces of thermite or any of the above mentioned issues. You must explain those and not make up your own reasons based on ignorance! Check out Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth at www.AE911Truth(dot)org. Try something new and use your brain!!! LOL

John Bursill

The people here that continue to attack the 9/11 Truth Movement should "get a life" and let them get there investigation.

I often wonder what it is that motivates these "name callers and deniers" to be so rude about the simple scientific endeavours of truth seekers? There is no doubt that the official effort has been pathetic as even the people doing the work are speaking out about how poor it has been.

Please you de-bunker's get out of our way and shut....... up unless you want to debate the science or you are simple delaying your own misery.

We are and will not be going away until we are imprisoned(that's what you would like) or recieve a criminal investigation, either way you are wasting your time. You show your complete stupidity by imaging that we will give up just as you think buildings turn to dust at free fall....lol...pathetic indeed. We are a little different to you....hello!

Congratulations to the Journal of 9/11 Studies and with 100+ papers now and they are on their way to uncovering this mystery and actually putting the terrorists in gaol.

Regards John Bursill


It never ceases to amaze and distress me that so many seemingly intelligent people just close their minds to any thoughts that 9/11 did not happen the way our government has told us it happened. I am a physician married to an engineer and we both applaud the work of Dr. Jones along with David Ray Griffin and others who have looked into these events much more than our own government did. I firmly do not agree with what we have been told and deperately hope for the day when a truly investigative committee will be formed. I also am greatly saddened by those people who seek to demonize Dr. Jones and other so-called "truthers". I am a "truther" and proud of it and I am not a part of any fringe lunatic group.


Excellent work by Dr. Jones et al. See also the over 600 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth at ae911truth.org.

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