-Caveat Lector- 9/11 thermate theory debunked < http://www.total411.info/2007/05/911-thermate-theory-debunked.html > The thermate theory of so-called "controlled demolition" of the World Trade Center towers has apparently been debunked by its own leading proponent, Los Alamos weapons developer Steven E. Jones.
Dr. James Fetzer, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, highlighted this in a recent exchange with Jones<http://184.108.40.206/%7Ec911sch1/images/proofofthermatequestioned.pdf>: "You do not seem to have found BARIUM NITRATE, Ba(NO3)2, an ingredient in military versions of thermite, yet you have used videos of the use of military versions of thermite to illustrate its cutting power relative to engine blocks. I presume those exercises included Barium Nitrate among the ingredients. Don't these videos have to be redone relative to these analogs? How do experiments with thermite relate to work on thermite analogs? How do these "analogs" work? ----- Fetzer likely meant to ask about barium oxide, which would be left after the incendiary reaction. And indeed, wikipedia's definition<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermate>of thermate confirms that military-grade thermate contains 29 percent barium nitrate: "Thermate is an incendiary compound used for military applications. Thermate, whose primary component is thermite, also contains sulfur and possibly barium nitrate, both of which increase its thermal effect, create flame in burning, and significantly reduce the ignition temperature. Various mixtures of these compounds can be called thermate, but, to avoid confusion with Thermate-TH3, one can refer to them as thermite variants or analogs. The composition by weight of Thermate-TH3 (in military use) is 68.7%thermite, 29.0% barium nitrate, 2.0% sulphur and 0.3% binder. ----- Jones has acknowledged as much in an article<http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/200704/JonesWTC911SciMethod.pdf>posted on his website, in which he announces he is now on the hunt for 10 tons worth of other, ill-defined "thermite analogs" -- any of which would still be woefully inadequate to explain the scale of the damage at the World Trade Center. -- -- www.total411.info www.total911.info www.ctrl.org DECLARATION & DISCLAIMER ========== CTRL is a discussion & informational exchange list. Proselytizing propagandic screeds are unwelcomed. Substanceânot soap-boxingâplease! These are sordid matters and 'conspiracy theory'âwith its many half-truths, mis- directions and outright fraudsâis used politically by different groups with major and minor effects spread throughout the spectrum of time and thought. That being said, CTRLgives no endorsement to the validity of posts, and always suggests to readers; be wary of what you read. CTRL gives no credence to Holocaust denial and nazi's need not apply. Let us please be civil and as always, Caveat Lector. ======================================================================== Archives Available at: http://email@example.com/ <A HREF="http://firstname.lastname@example.org/">ctrl</A> ======================================================================== To subscribe to Conspiracy Theory Research List[CTRL] send email: SUBSCRIBE CTRL [to:] [EMAIL PROTECTED] To UNsubscribe to Conspiracy Theory Research List[CTRL] send email: SIGNOFF CTRL [to:] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Om