Jim Morrow.... thousands of tons of aviation fuel?
You see this is the kind of nonsense that allows the lack of a math model to be ignored.
Please please go find out how much a plane weighs and how much fuel a plane contains.
So say you had 20 tons of aviation fuel, which burns at quite a low temperature. (this is paraffin). (757-222 carries 50,000 litres on takeoff = 40 tons)
by the time it made it to the trade centre, this is going to be more like 30 tons.
(much used on takeoff).
Girders of the type used in bridge construction (0.14M square) and building construction are about 7.5 tons per metre.
Steel melts at 1400 degrees celsius. Aviation fuel burning in a non-optimal environment will burn at 800 degrees celsius perhaps. But for how long.
I'd expect most of the fuel would have burnt in the explosion (remember the explosion as the plane hit).
So where is the energy that caused the building to fall down.
Now I can point you to a physics paper proving there is not enough energy in the system for this to be plausible. But why not go find it yourself.
Basically the math just doesn't add up. The dust pattern, white hot steel and so on just doesn't add up. The building probably had thermite lining the girders.
(and a vast amount of it). Note: the fuel burning couldn't set off thermite either. It requires something like Magnesium burning at 2200 degreesC to set off.
Also, the first 3 sky scapers to fall down from fire fell down on 911. Doesn't that strike anyone as odd?
This includes a skyscraper that was hit by a fully fuelled B17 bomber just after WW2. A few floors went on fire, and that was that.
This had 8000 litres of aviation fuel (about 7 tons).
Here's something to try at home. Get a butane torch with 500ml butane container as used by many DIYers for home plumbing. The butane burns at 1300 degreesC far far higher than paraffin, but not enough to melt steel.
Now spend 30 minutes heating a 6mm thick steel bolt. You'll empty the canister while you're doing it. You can try the same with a paraffin lamp if you want to. (this is much lower temperature).
Think about the quantities of material involved. Now revisit the assertion that 30 tons of paraffin melted not one but many girders. Does not compute.
And interceptors didn't intercept *any* of the seized planes, despite this having been a working system in place for many years. Again, doesn't compute.
It is amazing to me that the ignorant say things like "they wouldn't kill their own people". Please read about the start of the Spanish American war where US agents blew up their own ship killing 40 in order to start the war, and get the public on side, so that Spanish territory could be annexed and money made.
This is regarded as a lesson in "how to do it" in hawk circles in the US, and they frequently use this tactic. No-one even during the war suspected that Hitler had actually burnt down the Reichstag, but after the war, documents proved that this had in fact happened. By doing this, Hitler was able to justify emergency powers politically, and suspend the Reichstag.
A tour of history books will uncover this gambit over and over again.
GWB said prior to 911 "we need a new pearl harbour", and after it, he said "this is our new pearl harbour".
Interesting since the Neocon "Project For A New American Century" published prior to GWB becoming president uses exactly this term.