Steel Ignores Jet Fuel
by Edward Mitchell
I am not a scientist, nor a physicist, nor structural engineer. I am a Boilermaker, Shipbuilder, and Blacksmith Forger. Union. Now a contractor on military facilities. I build steel storage tanks for jet fuel. A few years ago, a typhoon blew through, and I got to watch a Mobil AST, with 1,000,000 gallons of diesel in it, get hit with lightning. The grounding failed, and the million gallons blew up.
Well, for a diesel fire that is. It didn’t “blow up”. It simply caught fire, burned itself out after 4 days, blackened the steel. Catch that? One million gallons of diesel fuel, burned for 4 days, and didn’t melt a thing.
The tank, 1/4″-thick steel, never melted.
Yet the 47 HUGE box-section core columns, the main structural supports of the WTC towers, are said to have melted?
Stop, I’ll wet my britches laughing.
I’ve melted, welded, forged, bent, twisted, repaired, sheared, punched, formed, plated, blasted and coated just about every metal you see used commonly in industry and construction, for over 32 years. I’ve welded many a steel I-beam: purlin clips, joining plates, you name it.
Do you recall the explosion you see after the second plane hits the tower? What caused that?
It was the JP-8 [jet fuel] contained in the aircraft’s tanks.
Did you see that huge fireball? What was that?
It was the kerosene (JP-8 is nothing more than refined kerosene, the same stuff you use in your camping stove).
It burned OUTSIDE the towers!
How could this fuel then have reconstituted itself after exploding, and put itself back inside the building?
It ran down 90 floors to melt the “un-insulated I-beams”? What? “Shook” the insulation off by jet impact? Are you kidding me? When the jet hit, it did not even knock folks down in the building below it! What nonsense!
Because I KNOW the dimensions of a 14,000 gallon fuel tank. It’s about 11’x11’x11’ — About the size on one of the many small offices on the floor that got hit. That’s all. The size of one little office the size of a 11-foot-cube.
Let’s look at this another way: The volume of each of the towers was roughly 50 MILLION CUBIC FEET.
The volume of the fuel was a relatively insignificant 1,300 cubic feet, about 0.003 percent!
Yet, you would have me believe NOT my own eyes, that see an explosion of huge proportions caused by the impact of the jet plane, but rather a tale that says exploded fuel turned back into liquid form, and less than 14,000 gallons, a ridiculously small amount of fuel, ran 90 stories down the stairways (the stairwells the firefighters used to come up to see “small fires”) and caused the beams to melt because the impact “knocked off the insulation”.
I have only one reply to that: What about WTC 7. Not hit. there goes THAT THEORY.
Steel at higher temperatures may bend, but it NEVER melts or turns to dust. Never. No, not ever.
Say, how about this for an argument: From now on, Controlled Demolition, Inc. never needs to use sophisticated computer analysis on where to place the explosives, amounts, sequences…oh no. We can simply pour 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the basement, stand back, and watch a PERFECTLY SIMULATED controlled demolition. Right?
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