David Hooper: If a building that size accidentally collapsed on any other day, it would have been as famous as the Titanic sinking. Yet, according to a 2006 Zogby poll, 43% of Americans never even heard of Building 7 !
Mayor Rudy Giuliani: [interview with Peter Jannings, live on ABCnews, 9/11, 12:01] "... we were told that the World Trade Center was going to collapse."
Major General Albert Stubblebine (US. Army, retired): The collapse of the building was caused by controlled demolition.
Stephen Jones, PhD (Physics Professor Emeritus): [on nano-thermite] First of all, the iron oxide grains are *uniform* and approximately 100 nm across. That's very tiny, much smaller than a human hair. The aluminum occurs in plates that are about 40 nm across. I have no idea how to make those! This is a *high-tech* material, and it's embedded in a carbon-rich matrix... *with order*.
title card: " Perplexity is the Beginning of Knowledge. " - Khalil Gibran
David Hooper: If someone like me, with no budget or staff, can find that there's something *clearly* wrong with Building 7's collapse, how can an entire government commission fail to mention it in their report?
David Hooper: Hi, my name is David Hooper. I wanna tell you a story that began with an innocent question, back when I was just a regular guy. I had been a carreer entrepreneur with some successes and some failures. In other words, by this point in my life, I had been humbled.
David Hooper: The miniscule possibility that fire somehow brought all three building down was gone. My only hope was that airplanes could have destabilized the buildings somehow. It did not explain Building 7, but I was trying to give the official version every possible chance to be right.
Jesse Ventura: [Governor of Minnesota and Military-trained Demolition Expert] Then I was at the site 2 weeks after it happened with governor Pataki, right? And they had to cease digging that day. You know why? They were finding pockets of molten liquid metal.
Kathy McGrade ( Metallurgical Engineer): In an office fire you cannot generate enough heat to melt steel. And yet we have evidence of molten iron in the microspheres, in the rubble pile, and the metal pouring out of the side of the tower.
Frank DiMartini (WTC Construction Manager): The building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it. That was the largest plane at the time. The building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jet liners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door. The jet plane is just a pencil puncturing that screen netting.
Leslie Robertson (WTC Structural Engineer): We designed the buildings to take the impact of a Boeing 707 hitting the building at any location.
Charlie Thornton (WTC Structural Engineer): The largest aircraft flying today, at least commercially, the 747, fully loaded, is on the order of 300 tons. So if you think about a three *hundred* ton element crashing into a building that's been designed to carry thirteen *thousand* tons, you can see that an aircraft crashing into the WTC would probably not do anything.
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman (USAF, retired): Those aircrafts and those fires could not cause those buildings to come down in that way.
Jesse Ventura: [Governor of Minnesota and Military-trained Demolition Expert] And it's my expert opinion, as a demolition expert. I was trained by the best the US government has. I served three years in underwater demolition Team 12. Two years I was attached to Seal Team One. And when I look at the buildings and how they fall and the way they fell... They could not have come down without being assisted in some manner.
William Rice (Professional Engineer): The only way that a building can accelerate as it collapses is by having pre-engineered, precisely timed and precisely placed explosives, in other words: controlled demolition.
David Ray Griffin: The 9/11-Commission *also* does not tell you that Marvin Bush, the President's brother, and their cousin, Bert Walker, were the principals of the company that was in charge of security for the World Trade Center.
David Ray Griffin: The NIST report, on which Popular Mechanics and much of the press have relied, is not a scientific report. It is a political document.
David Hooper: If it was a controlled demolition, it would explain how much of these buildings were reduced to ash. It would explain why the towers fell after burning for only an hour or so. It would explain why they imploded instead of tearing apart. It would explain why they all fell at close to free fall speed. It sure looked like a controlled demolition... in retrospect.
Dr. Niels Harrit (Prof. of Chemistry, U. of Copenhagen): In the dust we found what we characterize as *unreacted thermitic material* in the shape of some very tiny red/gray chips.
David Hooper: So, if you want to forget everything you've seen, go back to your regular life. Soon you'll forget about all of this. Our defense mechanisms work that way. But if you decide to jump down the rabbit hole, my advice is to seek your own answers. Do your own research. And don't let anyone tell you what to believe. About anything. Because until you see it for yourself, it'll be hard to ever understand why it's so important to know it exists.
Eric Lawyer (Founder, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth): What they did immediately after 9/11 was that they started removing the steel, the debris, from Tower 7 and all the towers immediately.
David Hooper: Cleaning up a crime scene with no real investigation.
Dr. Niels Harrit (Prof. of Chemistry, U. of Copenhagen): What we have found is a modern version of thermite, which we call nano-thermite, which is produced in a different way. It is not just two powders being mixed.
Joel Miller (High-rise Architect): 400 truckloads *per day* of material were taken away from the World Trade Center site and sent to China for recycling.
Eric Lawyer (Founder, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth): There were laws violated in the destruction of that evidence.
David Hooper: Federal Emergency Management Agency - in another huge coincidence! - arrived to New York for a training exercise on Monday September 10th - the night *before* 9/11 ! - which is convenient, as they oversaw the clean-up of Ground Zero.
David Hooper: [from deleted scene] Some pre-collapse explosions weren't just heard, but were seen. This clip is obviously from after the plane-impact but before the collapse. Watch the blinds and all the offices shake, as a blast-wave moves from bottom to top. Something powerful seems to be going off in that building.
David Hooper: [from deleted scene] In this close-up you can see what seems to be a person being ejected from the building. That looks like an explosion to me, not an office-fire.
David Hooper: By now I had to acknowledge this was a planned demolition, unless I wanted to lie to myself. Maybe you can explain squibs, but how do you explain explosions, or the molten steel? And if you explain that, how'd you explain the rate of fall and thermite in the dust?
David Hooper: I had to face facts: No matter what my heart wanted to believe, these buildings were wired to blow, plain and simple.