Hey 9/11 Suckers! Jet Fuel is Only Kerosene!Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 02:21
Yes, the opposite of a Truther must be a sucker, a sucker for the official fairy tale that zillions of gallons of JET FUEL (use caps as bludgeon for childlike American minds) spilled into the towers, unleashing God-knows-what thermal forces which resulted in the Twin Towers blowing themselves to pieces before our eyes.
Then trillions of tons of concrete came crashing down floor after floor, delivering punishment the towers were never built to withstand! Except they were, since all structures are vastly "over-engineered" to support multiple times the maximum forces which they might be subjected to. In the case of the Twin Towers, they were built to support, at an absolute minimum, five times the weight of a standing room only crowd on every inch of every floor, plus thousands of tons of mechanical equipment like boilers, generators, electrical substations, and server racks.
But when they disappeared the towers were nearly empty. Built for about 30,000 workers at full occupancy, about 2500 people were in the Twin Towers, combined, at the onsets of total failure.
There is only one problem with the official account of how jet fuel provided the critical ingredient which made the unexpected happen so fast. For all the brohaha over the zillions of gallons of jet fuel, in the first place, jet fuel is only kerosene. The specific kind of fuel which powers commercial airliners is called jet-A.
"Jet-A powers modern commercial airliners and is a mix of pure kerosene and anti-freeze and burns [ignites] at temperatures at or above 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit)."
Once ignited, the open air burning temperature of jet-A is 500F-599F. The open air burn temp of pure kerosene is 575F. Jet-A and kerosene have the same "heat of combustion," which simply means the amount of energy a given amount of fuel can generate when completely burned.
That means jet fuel burns at about the temperature of the stuff you light your barbecue with.
It can burn much hotter in a jet engine, because it is made into aerosol and sprayed into a chamber and mixed with forced air. But those are special conditions, requiring a very expensive piece of machinery.
These facts are consistent with what witnesses saw, not a "raging inferno," but fires eventually going out. Seven minutes before the destruction of the South Tower, battalion chief Oreo Palmer is heard to say from the 78th floor:
"Ladder 15, we've got two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines."
An account by Brian Clark, an 84th floor survivor:
"You could see through the wall and the cracks and see flames just, just licking up, not a roaring inferno, just quiet flames licking up and smoke sort of eking through the wall."
Once the magic fire water that jet fuel represents is removed, all one is left with is a skyscraper with minimal damage to its steel skeleton from the plane impacts. It is elementary that the steel frames were much stouter than the hollow aluminum fuselages of the airliners, which were shredded on impact.
Steel is three times denser than aluminum, and the effect of the soft metal slamming into a dense network of 4-foot-wide core beams would be as an empty beer can fired into an array of steel rods like rebar, anchored into concrete and bedrock. Pieces of fuselage cut open like sardine cans are picture below.
Interior inteerlocked, cross-braced core column assembly visible during construction of towers
Illustration of core column lay-out
The fact of the matter is that the towers were already designed with the impacts of modern commercial airliners in mind, a requirement ever since a B-25 lost in fog crashed into the Empire State Building in 1925. And in defiance of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's statement that no one "could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center," NORAD had already conducted an exercise in which a hijacked airliner was crashed into the UN skyscraper in New York, in October of 2000.
So how did the towers suddenly "collapse" like houses of cards? This is not even touching on Building 7, which was not even hit by a plane, nor exposed to the super-duper...kerosene.
The magic show was spectacular, and deadly. But jet fuel is still only kerosene. If the true picture of 9/11 is not becoming clear by now, one truly is a 9/11 Sucker.
South Tower at impact, plane only grazed corner of tower and blew most of fuel out in the fireball. Yet South Tower was first to "fall."