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This is evidently what happened to the steel floor pans. In the wink of an eye they were melted by the detonation of the layer of super-thermite, which had probably been sprayed on their undersides, and then pulverized by the layer of organic material which had been added to the nano-thermite to create the gas pressure and explosive effect.
As we know there were no such solid remains of floor pans or the concrete floors of the Twin Towers -- absolutely everything was reduced to dust, except for the structural steel that remained, although some of that was also vaporized. This is what the super-thermite did on It exploded the concrete floors and everything on them. There was no so-called pancake collapse.
This is certainly obvious to anyone who views these videos. Why have NIST and the media lied to the public that the demolitions were collapses caused by steel structures weakened by fire? This is pure rubbish. Why is this video footage of the demolition of the North Tower so important? Because it suggests that the pulverizing super-thermite a sol gel energetic bi-layer film was applied directly to the acre-sized concrete floors surrounding the 47 core columns.
That is to say that the super-thermite layer was evidently in direct contact with the floors in areas occupied by tenants, and not in the core area, which we can see remained standing for several seconds after the floors around it had been exploded away.
So, how was this thermitic material applied to the floors? Was it sprayed to the undersides of the floor pans or was it applied to the floors themselves, perhaps disguised as a floor covering or as a layer beneath the floor covering?
Perhaps it was applied to the floors in several ways. One reader wrote to me after the show with Kevin Barrett with this interesting comment: During the interview, you speculated that the nano thermite may have been sprayed on the floor during the asbestos abatement process while removing linoleum.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the asbestos abatement process would be removing the fireproofing from the floor trusses by accessing the trusses through the suspended ceiling located below. In other words, the sol jell could have been sprayed on the floor pans which is ga steel decking supported by the trusses that the concrete is poured in and hidden by the ceiling tiles in the same day. Other areas of sol jell application would include the core columns located within the elevator shafts Ace Elevator was working on.
If you think about it, as energetic as nano thermite is, relatively little sol jell would be needed for the exterior columns, and it would explain the shearing occurring at convenient truck size lengths. It seems most likely that the undersides of the steel floor pans is where the super-thermite was applied. If the pans were sprayed with a layer of super-thermite disguised as a coating of rust-proofing for example, the force of the blast would be directed downwards.
The steel pan and the concrete of the floor would be pulverized but the direction of the explosions would be downwards and outwards, which is what we see in the video. As each floor was detonated, the blast would be forced downwards by the steel and concrete above it.
The blast would hit the floor below it and hasten the collapse. This is what seems to have occurred judging by the video evidence. One of the possible disguises for applying the thin layer of super-thermite could have been as a coating sprayed during asbestos abatement work in the towers, as the reader said in the comment above.
As I wrote in this article: We do know that a million-dollar contract for asbestos abatement in the twin towers had been put up for bids by contractors in the fall of , exactly one year before Kevin Barrett asked me how I can say that the super-thermite was produced by the Zionists who I allege are behind ? As I said in the interview, at this point I cannot say with absolute certainty that the nano-composite was made by Israeli scientists in the nuclear bomb factory near Dimona, but I suspect it was.
It is a deduction I have made in the same way one solves an algebra problem. If we know the result of the equation and all of the factors except one we can determine the missing factor.
This is what I have done. Every other aspect of this false-flag terror atrocity was done by Israelis or Zionists committed to Israel so I would conclude that Israelis were involved in the manufacture and application of the super-thermite in the World Trade Center towers that were demolished on , all three of them.
What we really need to find at this point is the names of the people who were responsible for placing the super-thermite in the towers and how it was done. When we have that information we will be able to determine who made the material and provided it. Then we will have the true culprits of We can safely say that no Muslim or Arab state or entity was responsible for loading the Twin Towers and WTC 7 with this advanced form of super-thermite. The government and media interpretation of is, therefore, nothing but a pack of lies.
This means that the war in Afghanistan has nothing whatsoever to do with -- except that it is being done on behalf of those who carried out the false-flag terror attacks.
We must remember that we really have nothing to fear but fear itself. The ones who are truly afraid are those who carried out and those who have assisted in this massive hoax and cover-up. They, the real terrorists of , are trembling with fear and unable to sleep. We need to be dedicated, determined, and tenacious in finding the guilty parties and exposing them. Eight years after , the American people and the U.
The media version of events, accepted by most Americans, is based on a completely false understanding of the terror atrocity that changed America — and the world. This is, however, no accident. This is how Israeli false-flag terrorism is designed to work. The terror attacks of were planned and carried out by Zionist extremists with the intention that the blame would be assigned to Islamic terrorists based in Afghanistan.
Israeli military leaders and the Zionist-controlled media were well prepared to interpret the attacks so that public opinion would blame Muslims and Arabs for the atrocity. Changing public opinion is the primary mission of the architects of false-flag terrorism. The evidence, however, indicates that the terror atrocity of was not carried out by Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaida, the Taliban, or any Muslim entity.
The discovery of chips of nano-thermite in the dust of the demolished World Trade Center has fully exposed the official version, promoted by the controlled media for eight years, as nothing but a pack of lies.
Whoever applied tons of super-thermite to the Twin Towers had unrestricted access to every floor of the buildings - and state of the art nano-technology explosives. This was certainly not Osama Bin Laden and his gang of twenty. Thousands of American, Afghani, and Iraqi lives have been lost as a result of the false understanding of , and the map of the Middle East has been redrawn.
This is intentional, of course, and the Zionist-controlled media has been the most important supporter of the lies that surround The lies about were prepared in advance to kick-start a U. This is what is called the "War on Terror," which has been the Israeli plan since the mids, as articulated by Israel's current prime minister from the far-right Likud party, Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu.
This extreme Zionist strategy became U. It was planned that way, of course. The invasion of Afghanistan, the response of President George W. Bush to , has been called "Obama's war" because of President Barack Obama's escalation of the nearly eight-year-old war of occupation.
Despite the discovery of super-thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center, Obama continues to push the war in Afghanistan as a response to The war in Afghanistan, begun on 7 October , cannot rightly be called Obama's war. It can, however, be called "Barak's war" if we mean Ehud Barak, the current Israeli defense minister and former prime minister.
Barak was the first person to call for a U. By being the first to interpret the attacks and articulate the desired response, Barak revealed his role as a chief architect of The false-flag terrorist troika: The Israeli leaders Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak were among the very first people to blame Osama Bin Laden for and call for military action against the Taliban-led regime in Afghanistan.
The false-flag attacks were designed and then used by these Israeli leaders to start their long-planned "War on Terror," an Israeli military strategy pushed by Netanyahu for many years. It needs to be understood that Israel is, unlike any Western nation, a state that is run by the military.
It is often said in Israel that while some of the Zionists wanted Athens, they got Sparta. Seven of Israel's sixteen defense ministers, for example, were also serving as prime ministers.
This is essential to understanding Ehud Barak's key role in Ehud Barak, the current defense minister, was both prime minister and defense minister of Israel from until March As defense minister, Barak led the criminal aggression known as Operation Cast Lead against the civilian population of Gaza from December through January Although Israeli forces under Barak's command committed egregious war crimes in Gaza, neither Israel nor Ehud Barak has been held accountable by the international community.
The Israeli military, for example, flagrantly used banned white phosphorous bombs on the civilian population and intentionally bombed an American-run school and U. The Israeli assault killed some 1, civilians.
Just this week, defense minister Barak approved the building of some housing units on illegally occupied Palestinian land without a word of protest from the administration of Barack Obama, which has openly demanded an end to illegal Zionist construction in the occupied territories.
The position taken by the Obama administration is, however, merely a false front meant to placate Arab states and public concerns about Israeli crimes in Palestine. In the same way, president-elect Obama said he would have plenty to say about Israeli war crimes committed in Gaza after he was inaugurated.
He has, however, been completely silent about Israeli war crimes. As Israel's highest military strategist in political office, his role in the false-flag terror attacks of was at the highest architectural level.
As the Israeli prime minister and defense minister from through March , Barak was at the top of Israel's political and military establishment when the false-flag terror attack was being prepared. Although Barak was replaced as prime minister by Ariel Sharon six months before , the project had been planned and was set to go before Barak left office. Barak was given a high-paying position with Electronic Data Systems, an American company, only hours before the attacks.
Israeli crimes like and the murder of President John F. Kennedy are planned well in advance and compartmentalized for operation security. Outside observers were surprised when the extremely hawkish right-wing Likud prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu took Barak, head of the Labor party, as his defense minister.
The key fact to be considered in this relationship is that Barak was Netanyahu's commanding officer when they were both active in Israel's elite commando force, the Sayeret Matkal. Ehud Barak was Netanyahu's commanding officer in the Sayeret Matkal.
Here they attend a June memorial ceremony for Netanyahu's brother who died in the Entebbe operation headed by Barak. Barak is known for heading the military response to the hijacking of a Sabena Airlines jet, which was forced by four terrorists to land at Israel's Lod Airport outside Tel Aviv. Barak led a team of Sayeret commandos, dressed in mechanics' overalls, which approached the plane as if to refuel it and then stormed inside.
Barak's commandos overpowered the hijackers and rescued the passengers. One of the men under Barak's command was Benjamin Netanyahu. He was good at that, but that does not make him an appropriate [person] to run the country.
Netanyahu's brother, Yonatan, was killed in this raid. An Israeli school of terrorism was created in his name. The relationship between Barak, the commander, and Netanyahu, the soldier, is very close. These men have worked as a team for decades. On the very day of the attacks Barak told Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television that Western governments needed to make a concerted effort to combat terrorism: We have to stand firm against such terrorism," Barak said.
Note Barak's use of the pronoun "our. It is time for action. The world is not going to be the same place as before," Barak said. It's time for action. Netanyahu and Barak are very close in planning top-secret operations. Benjamin Netanyahu, another former Israeli prime minister, actually told the New York Times that the terror attacks were "very good" for U. He also "called upon all democratic nations of the world to join an international coalition to crush the terrorist organizations and the regimes that sponsor them," according to the Jerusalem Post of 12 September This military response is the pre-planned Israeli strategy known as the "War on Terror," which Netanyahu has been pushing since in his books, articles, and speeches.
The Jerusalem Post of September 12, , reported: We should crush the terrorist infrastructure that threatens the entire free world. Barak was ready with an editorial entitled "Democratic unity is the only answer to terrorism," published in The Times of London on 13 September Terrorism has declared war on the free world and the free world must unite to fight back.
This is the inevitable conclusion to be drawn from the horror of Tuesday's attack. Just as the enlightened world mobilised in the past to combat challenges to its core values, so must such an international coalition be built today … Let there be no illusions. This attack is an attack on everything that Western civilisation holds dear -- freedom, the rule of law, the sanctity of human life. It is an attack on the open manner in which business is conducted between people and nations and on the very fabric of human interaction as we know it.
And we know who the attackers are. Whether Osama bin Laden was involved directly or not, or whether it was another grouping, the world's governments know exactly who the terrorists are and exactly which rogue states support and promote their activity. The lines of battle are clearly drawn. Ehud Barak certainly knows who "the attackers are. As an architect of the terror atrocity of , Barak was well prepared to explain what happened to the Twin Towers.
Mossad Penetration of Germany The Israeli military intelligence company that managed passenger screening and security operations at the key airports of also operates one of Germany's largest ports on the Baltic Sea. Atzmon, owns Huntleigh USA, the company that ran airport security and passenger screening operations at Boston's Logan and other critical airports on Huntleigh, which is owned by the criminal-run outfit ICTS, is one of the main defendants in the tort litigation, and has been protected by the Zionist judge, Alvin K.
Hellerstein, who has blocked all attempts for a trial to find those responsible. Atzmon, a convicted criminal of the Likud Party in Israel, owns and operates Seehafen Rostock, the largest cargo port of the former East Germany, a position he has held since January That an Israeli criminal has been allowed to operate one of Germany's largest ports illustrates the degree of Mossad influence in Germany.
Israeli ownership of the port operations of Rostock is, however, just the tip of the Zionist iceberg that controls Germany. The massive clouds of dust that accompanied the destruction of the three demolished towers on presented a mystery that needed to be solved in order to understand what really happened during the explosive demolition of the Twin Towers and WTC 7, the three towers owned or leased by the Zionist Jew Larry Silverstein.
Some , cubic meters of concrete from the floors of the Twin Towers completely disintegrated before they hit the ground and formed the most substantial part of the immense pyroclastic clouds of hot dust that rolled down the streets of lower Manhattan on Larry Silverstein, a leading Zionist fund-raiser, owned or leased all three towers that were demolished on Silverstein, along with President Bill Clinton and others, was accused of being part of a massive drug smuggling scheme in a lawsuit that was squashed.
Although the Zionist-controlled U. What really happened to these fundamental elements of the structures and what caused the pulverization of the concrete floors --and everything on them? The concrete floors of the Twin Towers were pulverized into pyroclastic clouds.
Large amounts of active super-thermite were found in the dust. In November , as the administration of George W. My early research of the available evidence and news reports strongly indicated that Israeli military intelligence had carried out as a false-flag terror operation to be blamed on Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaida.
The government and media were evidently involved in a criminal cover-up of what really happened. It didn't seem safe or prudent to pursue critical research in the United States as the nation went to war based on an explanation I had already found to be a pack of lies. In August , after being tortured with a TASER and having my right elbow broken in a pre-planned undercover police action at my home, I realized that my instincts were right in and that the U.
Bollyn after being assaulted and TASERed by a three-man squad of undercover tactical police at his home in August The Bollyn family had been home for less than two weeks before the police attack. At the end of November , I was able to interview Andreas von Bülow, a former parliamentarian and an expert on intelligence matters at his home near Cologne.
He and I saw eye-to-eye on the role played by Israeli intelligence in the false-flag terror attacks of I also spoke to other former senior officials of German intelligence agencies who provided me with valuable insights about the terror attacks that were allegedly partly engineered in Germany, as the official story goes.
The pile at Ground Zero was still smoking in November and emitting huge amounts of nano-sized particles produced by the incredibly hot thermitic reactions in which iron was boiling beneath the rubble. It would be another month, until the end of the year, before the fires were put out and even longer before crews reached to the bottom of the pile where pools of molten iron were found, a discovery that led directly to the now proven thesis that Thermite was used to destroy the three towers.
The bluish smoke that rose from the pile of rubble was primarily composed of extremely toxic nano-sized particles created by fires hotter than the boiling temperature of iron. These fires were the result of large amounts of thermitic material reacting beneath the pile.
The Zionist-controlled government and mass media refuse to deal with this evidence because it would reveal that the official version about is nothing but a pack of lies. Disinformation on Cause of Pulverized Towers. I don't know what her real name is.
Markus Wolf was born in in the southern German town of Hechingen, the home of many influential Jewish families.
Wolf worked as a journalist for a radio station in the Soviet Zone of occupation and was among the observers of the Nuremberg Trials.
Wolf died on November 9, , the 17th anniversary of the fall of the wall. Frau Marek, who I met on several occasions, had worked for several intelligence agencies including Israel's Mossad, by her own admission. She had a background in physics and told me that she had information about a directed-energy infrared beam weapon that had been developed by the Soviet Union. This infrared beam weapon, she said, could have been used on and, if so, could have been the cause of the pulverization of the concrete in the towers.
I subsequently wrote an article that discussed Frau Marek's supposed Russian deep infrared beam weapon that was published in the American Free Press in February The article, entitled " Laser Beam Weapons and the Collapse of the World Trade Center ," was the first article that discussed the notion that a Buck Rogers-type energy weapon might have been used to pulverize the concrete of the World Trade Center.
As I wrote in the article: Television viewers saw the immense amounts of dust, described by one observer "as if some high-energy disintegration beam or laser had been focused on the towers, and pulverized the concrete into minute particles of ash and dust. Frau Marek told me that she was a former East German physicist and had studied Soviet infrared technology and plasmoids during the s and s.
She described having been involved in the demonstration of a Soviet directed-energy beam weapon in for the U. She said there was evidence that a beam weapon using "deep infrared" radiation had been used to bring down the WTC. Although I thought Marek's theory was far-fetched, some people are still promoting this theory in spite of the published scientific evidence of super-thermite found by Dr. Jones in the dust of the demolished towers. The author and Professor Steven E.
Jones looking at evidence of Thermite in March Both Bollyn and Jones suffered professional setbacks as a result of their research in the summer of In the same article I wrote about U. Although I found Frau Marek's theory interesting, it seemed far-fetched given the abundance of evidence of explosions in the demolition of the towers. Having seen how steel beams and debris were propelled hundreds of feet from the buildings it seemed clear that there had been powerful explosives placed in the towers.
Marek's theory was interesting primarily because it was an attempt to explain the mysterious pulverization of the concrete in the floors of the towers. With the discovery of chips of a nano-composite super thermite in the dust, however, the precise cause of the pulverized concrete has now been revealed.
Chips of the active thermitic material found in the dust of the World Trade Center. Did Al Qaida put this extremely powerful nano-composite explosive in the Twin Towers? This layer of super-thermite was probably sprayed on the bottom of the floorpans. From the amount found in the dust, the scientists estimate that tens of tons of this material had been applied inside the towers.
While I had no interest in meeting Frau Marek afterwards, I have been told through our mutual acquaintance that she is always very interested to know where I am. Why, I wondered, would a former agent of the Stasi and the Mossad be interested to know where I am?
And why had she provided me with the story about the infrared beam weapon in the first place? Israeli intelligence has penetrated East Germany deeply since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the evidence suggests that this relationship probably goes back several decades if not all the way to the founding of the DDR in Wolf, according to an extensive article by Louis Rapoport, had deeply penetrated international terrorist groups. Abu Nidal, for example, a notorious Palestinian terrorist from the s, was based in East Berlin, but who was really managing him -- and to what end?
The Mossad firm that operates the port is part of Menachem Atzmon's company, International Consultants on Targeted Security ICTS , the same company that ran airport security and passenger screening operations at the key airports on through their wholly-owned subsidiary, Huntleigh USA.
He was co-treasurer of the Likud Party along with Ehud Olmert when the crimes were committed although Olmert was acquitted while Atzmon was convicted.
Why would the German state allow a foreign company headed by a convicted criminal to run the port operations at one of the country's biggest ports? What does this say about Israeli influence at the highest level of the German government? Why is Israeli intelligence interested in running a port on Germany's Baltic coast? What kind of weapons smuggling and other criminal operations is the Mossad running out of Rostock?
The fact that the Mossad runs one of the largest ports of Germany is just the tip of the Zionist and Israeli network that operates in the unified German state.
Israeli intelligence owns scores of companies in Germany and has a great deal of influence in the politics of the nation. It is Frau Marek's connection with the Mossad, I suppose, that is behind her giving me the story about the Buck Rogers infrared energy beam and Given the discovery of super-thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center, I can see that this story was an intentional attempt to mislead and confuse the issue about what really caused the pulverization of the World Trade Center, which is why I have not included it in my book, Solving Exposing the Deception that Changed the World.
Sources and Recommended Reading clickable: Truth has no religion, no race, no color. Joe Lockhart, spokesman for President Bill Clinton, described Netanyahu as "one of the most obnoxious individuals you're going to come into - just a liar and a cheat. He could open his mouth and you could have no confidence that anything that came out of it was the truth. The split-second precision of the bombing of WTC 6 reveals the sophisticated military planning of the criminal mastermind behind I contacted the archives of CNN during the summer of to inquire about the precise time of their video footage of a huge dust cloud coming from a mysterious blast that appeared to have occurred at the U.
Customs House WTC 6 at about 9: The mysterious explosion at the U. Customs House WTC 6 occurred at 9: When I revisited this subject in June , I examined some photos by the late Bill Biggert that showed that WTC 6 had been badly damaged before the collapse of either tower.
I also discussed the discovery by Kurt Sonnenfeld, a FEMA photographer, now living in exile in Argentina, that the underground vault of the building had been cleaned out before This story is extremely important because it reveals that there was a criminal mastermind behind who was able to time the explosion in WTC 6 to coincide exactly with the crash of the airplane into the South Tower.
It also reveals that the terror attack was designed to conceal the theft of the contents of the underground vaults - evidence of serious crimes and valuables such as gold. The King David Hotel was blown up by Zionist terrorists in a way that was very similar to the bombing of the U.
Customs House WTC 6 on The children of these terrorists are the current leaders of Israel. Why do good law-abiding Jews continue to support these terrorists? The King David Hotel served as headquarters for the British forces, and housed the evidence that would have resulted in many of these Zionist terrorists being hanged.
The destruction of this evidence was the primary reason for the bombing, which was carried out by Irgun and Haganah terrorists. The head of terror operations for the Irgun was Yerucham Livni from Grodno, father of Israel's former foreign minister Tzipi Livni who is currently wanted for war crimes in Britain. The children of these Zionist terrorists from the s are the leaders of Israel today.
Eitan Livni, chief operations officer for the Irgun terror gang had been arrested in April and was in prison at the time. Begin, the arch-terrorist of Zionism, is Netanyahu's mentor and idol. There are no limits or laws to constrain such fanatics. When Netanyahu became prime minister on March 31, , Begin's son Benny sat right behind him. Netanyahu's father was executive secretary for Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the founder of the Irgun and Haganah - and the Zionist terror group that became the Likud party.
The Zionist-controlled media in the United States and Britain have ignored the evidence of the huge explosion that destroyed WTC 6 as the plane crash distracted cameras and onlookers. This was the plan. It is like a circus where the attention of the audience is controlled by the use of spotlights that illuminate one act while the rest of the arena is in darkness. In this respect, the bombing of WTC 6 is like the huge debris field that is about one mile from the small crater where we are told the plane crashed in Shanksville.
The public's attention is focused on the twenty-foot crater while the real evidence is kept hidden from the prying eyes of the press. The following photographs and analysis by Jack White, professional photographer, reveal that WTC 6 was bombed at 9: These photos can be seen in full size on Jack White's website or here: An analysis showing the two different events - one hour apart.
A photo of the WTC 6 blast. Bollyn, "An Inconvenient Witness: Sonnenfeld on WTC 6," June 24, http: Christopher Bollyn exposed as a frump! The red-gray chips of active thermitic material found in the dust of the demolished towers. The discovery of super-thermite in the dust of the demolished towers opens up the whole can of lies. Jones of Brigham Young University discovered unusual red-gray chips in the dust of the demolished twin towers and along with a team of other scientists published a peer-reviewed paper in March in which they prove that these chips are fragments from a thin layer of active thermite in the nano-size form, i.
This is the powerful explosive that pulverized the towers. Osama Bin Laden certainly didn't put super-thermite in the twin towers, so who did?
This is the question that demands to be answered. Super-thermite is defined as a thermitic compound in which one of the two main components is in the nano-size range, i. The main components of Thermite are generally aluminum and ferrous or iron oxide. When these components are reduced to nano-size particles and mixed together, they form super-thermite, a highly energetic and explosive form of Thermite.
Other components can be added to the mix to create other effects, such as to produce a gas to increase the pressure of the explosion when the super-thermite is detonated.
Because of the nano-size nature of the components of super-thermite, it is usually mixed and suspended in a solution that can be applied to a surface, such as the floors and walls of the World Trade Center, as a spray, film, or gel. The evidence of the super-thermite chips found in the dust suggest that this highly explosive solution had been applied as a thin layer to surfaces of the twin towers as a spray. Who would have done that? When it was applied it was certainly not known to all that it was super-thermite, but was probably applied under the guise of being a spray coating of paint, fire-proofing, or some kind of asbestos abatement.
The people who applied the spray onto the surfaces of the World Trade Center certainly had no idea that what they were applying was actually a very powerful explosive film, although they were probably told not to smoke.
As the application of the super-thermite must have occurred during the months prior to , I have used FOIA and other means to try to find who could have been doing such work in the towers during There was one significant clue at the very beginning.
LVI was immediately a suspect because it does a great deal of pre-demolition work in which it prepares buildings for demolition. Fried, the founder and CEO of the company, and asked him if his company had done extensive asbestos abatement work in the twin towers as reported in ENR. He immediately denied that his company had done the work saying that another company called AASI had, but he added that they had gone out of business. Burton Fried of LVI. I then contacted the authors of the original ENR article to see what they had based their statement on.
Debra Rubin, one of the authors, confirmed the information in the article and told me that LVI, i. This is quite interesting because ENR and LVI clearly have an on-going relationship in which any substantial error, especially of such importance, would be corrected.
ENR's report is, after all, on the record that LVI did extensive asbestos abatement work in the now demolished twin towers. This is certainly a very significant error that would have to be corrected -- if it were false. Although Fried denied to me that his company had done extensive asbestos abatement work in the twin towers, he has not demanded a correction or retraction from the engineering magazine, a journal of record in the engineering industry.
Furthermore, LVI has continued to do work at Ground Zero, where it has been involved recently in the pre-demolition clean-up of the Deutsche Bank building at the south end of the site.
So why would Burton Fried deny to me that his company had worked in the twin towers but not demand that ENR correct the record? During the past two months I have tried to reach Mr. Fried by phone and by email to clarify this matter and ask some questions about his company and the work they have done at the World Trade Center, before and after Although Fried is listed as the company spokesman and person who answers questions for the press, he has not answered any of my emails.
Why is he avoiding my questions? I sent my first set of questions to Mr. Fried shortly after the Jones' paper on the discovery of super-thermite was published in March The key question was stated thusly: Debra Rubin, one of the authors, told me that LVI had been the source of this information for the article.
Who was AASI and where were they from? Do you still stand by that statement that you told me that LVI had not done any asbestos abatement work in the twin towers?
Later, at the end of May, I sent a question to Mr. Fried about his company's million-dollar "research and development" work with the U. Army, particularly in The LVI website says that questions from the media should be sent to you. I have a couple questions about the work LVI has done for the U. Army, especially about the millions of dollars of work done in Research and Development. These questions are for the purpose of an article to be published. Was any of it related to Thermite? Has LVI done any work of any sort with nano-composite thermite?
Can you tell me what that was about? Army in those years? Thank you for your consideration of my request for information about your company's business with the federal government and U. These questions were sent to Burton T.
Neither Fried nor McGahan ever responded with one word to a single question. When I called, Fried was always out. That seemed very strange. This was a standard press inquiry. Here is a company that does a great deal of business with the U. Why would LVI not want to discuss its work in the twin towers or million dollar contracts with the U. To understand LVI, we need to understand the man who runs the company.
He was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of LVI Group from ; vice chairman, general counsel, director, ; and president of LVI Group Inc.
Since , Fried has served as chairman of the board of LVI Services, which describes itself thusly: LVI focuses on projects involving asbestos, lead paint, mold, infection control, specialized environments, hazardous materials, emergency and disaster services, fireproofing and demolition.
Founded in , LVI has more than 30 offices across the United States, is licensed in every state, and is experienced in responding to natural and manmade disasters around the world. For more information, visit www. His only brother-in-law, Gary M. When I click a link labelled 'Review' I don't expect to come in and be told that you've not played a fundamental component of the game and then to see that there's currently no score.
Possible GOTY right here. Looking forward to playing this! Why are people so upset about a pending score?
We're all just going to buy the game in 2 days anyways, so let's calm down a bit. Come Friday morning none of this will matter. I don't think they have a chance of being ready for the onslaught. I really do wish this site would give. It would help differencing 9 and 10s all the time. Pending scores and pre-chewed homebrew polarization?
I have the same doubt as Gridatttack. It would be quite nice if I didn't have to unlock something like the custom moves or pieces of equipment I've already unlocked on the 3DS. This didn't feel so much like an opinion review as it did a synopsis of the game modes. I was hoping for more feels. While you're waiting for the score, look at this hilarious Smash Bros. DiscoGentleman It's at least a 9, and if it isn't, I'm still getting it.
I'm pretty disappointed about Smash Tour. I thought it had a lot of potential to make Smash parties way more interesting. But maybe I'll end up liking it anyway. I like this type of review. Long, Informative, and no score. Makes the reader come to their own conclusion on if the game is right for them or not based on the contents.
Nice read, shame on the stage builder though. Still on my day 1 list. In the meantime, I'll just have fun imagining people on the internet freaking out for a number. The score will not affect my purchasing this game. It's just gonna happen. Let's settle the 'score' in Smash. Didn't need a review to tell me that this game was gonna be awesome but from the look of this one, the game seems to truly live up to the hype!
Because the hype has been so long and the 3DS version is already out I feel like the reviews don't even matter this time. I'm sure its a great game. Good review, although at this point I'm only really concerned about the online. I'm sure everything else is golden. Damo I was joking, don't worry.
About the stage sharing part the reason you couldn't find anything about it was because Nintendo hasn't enabled it yet. I think I recall reading they will add that in a future update.
I can't wait for christmas Won't get it till end of the month, but it will be awesome. I have really enjoyed the 3rd version. Maybe they're revising the 3DS score so they can give this one a 9 and not feel like they're lying. Rarely does a core franchise feel less worthy then a 9. That's what's so great about Nintendo. They can release 10 games and almost every one of them will be a 9 out of Hell was used in the review, hide your children!
As a older 30 something gamer, I was wanting to get some opinions whether someone my age would enjoy this game? This is why games criticism is broken on a fundamental level. Most of the people here don't give a rats behind about the actual content of the review itself. They want to see their favorite video game company and series win the useless game of who can get the most arbitrary scores. Screw nuance man, let's just boil down every game to one of ten numbers. Then we can throw those scores back in the faces of the opposing fanboys.
And heaven forbid then when a game doesn't get the score they want it to. I mean, it'll lower their enjoyment of said game if it doesn't get a 96 on metacritic, right?
Seriously, though, the mentality is a byproduct of materialism- applying a numeric or monetary value to everything. The remedy is fair prose and creativity, but who will look beyond the notion of face value? A perfect example of this- the original Monster Hunter only got 6 or 7 out of 10 from "professional reviews", but fan reviews gave it 8s and 9s.
At this point, the sequel games are generally the same, with a few added bells and whistles. However, after interest in the series rose significantly, despite subsequent releases being akin to a Japanese version of "Call of Duty syndrome", the "professional reviews" suddenly all love the series.
The series is no longer niche, so stronger influences flock to it. Some of the modes sound very gimmicky, and I have no desire to play a match with 8 characters, 4 is certainly enough.
Regarding customised attributes, I find it a baffling inclusion that adds little to the game, and indeed actually detracts from it. Whereas customised moves add depth that doesn't destroy a character's identity, and should be allowed online. Is the reviewer sure you can't send custom stages to a friend? Maybe it will be possible once online has been established. If you really can't send custom stages, that's terrible. Porky Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause Nintendo Life is using bad language on everybody out here!
Will online be the deciding factor? Always seemed better as a local multiplayer sort of game, to be honest. In the review it said theres no way to share custom stages. But I thought in the smash direct it said we could upload them online? PlywoodStick Absolutely, what you just described is what is broken about games criticism. Take a look at the critical spheres of other arts and they're nowhere near as terrible in this regard as video games are.
Games journalists could benefit from just writing well thought out and insightful criticisms. They don't need to rely on numbers at all. It's a problem inherent in video games and it needs to change. If the critical sphere of video games decided to ween its audience off of reliance on arbitrary numbers, everyone would be the better for it. But when companies pay people based on metacritic scores and when major gaming sites are in bed with said companies it's not going to change.
Nor will it change when the audience only cares about scores, as this thread clearly shows, and the reviewers only care about hits as you described. If I were a writer, wouldn't I want people to read what I wrote?
Kirk That would be known as a "Preview". Unfortunately, at this point, those hardly exist anymore, because most online publications figure everyone just engorges themselves with their desired information. Thus, few still focus on making curious, insightful preview columns anymore At least now we know what else you use the internet for.
They still use a numeric grading scale, but that's partially because it's an archaic device they've used since their conception, having not quite figured out how to create an alternative to the archetypical "school-style grading system. There's actually a debate that's been going on for months now amongst their staff and on the top of their Site Suggestions Forum as to whether they're going to overhaul their review system or just straight out abolish the numeric side of it.
Their staff has explicitly stated that for most of them, the number grading is their least favorite part of writing reviews. Even though their review grade numbers are used in Metacritic and they run ads on their site They don't even have a central physical office.
I think what you've mentioned is possible, but only smaller, closely knit sites are going to gravitate towards the philosophy of "whatever numbers we use don't necessarily reflect our content, therefore, focus on our words, not our numbers. I also never had any lag, nor did i have any connection loss. To be fair, im from Europe, Germany. We tend to have a very solid internet connection overall. So yeah, everything i played online so far, had a perfectly stable connection.
Monster Hunter for instance would have bombed if the WiiU couldnt keep up with online play! You really need to see a score? You are here for a score or fine review? This is Smash Bros. Just pick it up. Do they give you any tools for drawing circles and other curved lines like in Microsoft Paint?
I'm a terrible artist, and I could really use some helpful tools like that, otherwise this game's stage builder may not be any better for me than the basic one offered in Brawl. Games like Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 are perfect for this. JonWahlgren In one of the first few paragraphs, you say there are 50 Fighters, 52 Counting the Miis different forms. However, I just recounted my fully unlocked roster on the 3DS version, and their are 49 fighters, 51 if you count the Mii Fighters.
Did you accidentally count the random button or the yet to be released Mewtwo? Is there an exclusive hidden fighter in the Wii U version? JaxonH what im saying is everthing is a 9 only 3d mario and zelda get a I believe that's a first for Nintendo Life.
What is that referencing? I have been seeing plenty of "too much water" gifs all over IGN and missed the reference. Any Belmont would have made a far better fit than Solid Snake did. GTWarrior77 I'm in the same boat concerning the amount of time I have to game, but I'll give the game a try. Thanks for the reply. I'm glad they're waiting to score based on the online, because that's a major part. You never can tell how a game will react and be moulded until it is released upon the unwashed hordes.
Pity many other publications don't do the same, especially with major FPS titles Einherjer Yes, MK8 online is smooth although lately I have been having disappearing players and sudden items, as well as mysterious hits Anyway, I doubt anything that bad would happen on the Wii U.
Genesaur WOAH that is awesome!!! Hopefully after the score is posted this site can start covering stuff other than Smash Bros. I get that it's a lot of peoples' most wanted title, but the ratio of Smash articles and features to everything else has been ridiculous the past few months. As if I could hide anything that I do from the Internet at this point. I scrolled to take a look at the score right away. I was expecting something between 8 and 10 of The score pending surprised me, but I makes sense when you can't try the online part of the game yet.
That would be great last year mario best them all in a cat onesie and this year smash bros won again. I can safely say that Smash will be a definite "hit" during the Christmas holidays!
JonWahlgren I don't know how I feel about the score still pending because of online play even though I usually don't care about scores. I generally think that online mechanics are secondary components to the game since not everyone will play online. Didn't they warn the internet connection wouldn't be very good, and that you would need a lan adapter to improve the connection?
I hope when the final scores come out that the reviewers remember this. Nevertheless even without a score my decision is still made, I'm buying this game!
Aw, no mention of the music? Many new remixes and compoers on-board make the soundtrack fantastic. Well fingers crossed, I already pre-ordered the game way back in June. As a mater of fact it will be arriving today at midnight! I cannot weight to try out the new features, stages, and characters! Don't let the weird fan base, teen rating, and atmosphere of the game get the best for you.
It's a fantastic fighting game and is good single player and with parties. Rating so high they broke the scoring system! Dreamz Lol the girl facepalming in your picture goes perfectly with that comment. DaemonSword How did you save your control scheme exactly? What is the player start up screen and how did you get your custom controls to stick? I've been trying for an hour to figure it out.
SuperWeird on the screen where you pick your player, click on the right corner tab at the bottom--your name selections open up. DaemonSword OMG - thank you! I would have never figured that out. It was also suggested that you'd be able to upload your customised screenshots to the Internet; I'd suggest that's why they're written to SD card: Previously it was assumed the SD card slot was only for Wii Mode and not used by the Wii U because it could be a vector for hacking, but now, well why can't we use the SD slot for Wii U game storage Nintendo?
Swapping SD cards is something I'd rather not have to do, but it would be nice to know in advance along with how big these images are. I'm also wanting to know: Are you able to attach four Remotes and four Pro Controllers simultaneously?
This game is beast!!! I absolutely love it, NO downsides or negatives from me whatsoever, it's literally flawless, just seems like smash tour will wear out. You made my day. Wii U is last gen they should go third party the Wii was a fluke nobody cares about Mario they're going bankrupt no WIi U support past no F-Zero iwata is a zombie!!!!
Hahhahaha what a small world. Can't wait to play my very first Smash Bro Game!!!!!!!! Looks to be a perfect Pit is going to be my guy Shhhhh, you'll reveal the secret to Smash, Stack 2. You've definitely had the time to do so.
BertoFlyingFox Maybe, but instead I suspect we'll have multiple simultaneous hissy fits here. I tried playing the 3DS version a little bit yesterday to compare the versions and got bored quickly. Inkling Maybe Nintendolife thinks the online reliability will decrease once Europe get it.
So, it's a 10 pending on the online service, I'm guessing. I can't imagine the online will be a flop. Nintendo's recent track record has been pretty great in that department.
I can't wait for the score to officially remain pending. It seems like Nintendo have learnt where they went wrong with the wii's online capability so this hasn't changed from being a day one buy for me. Most surprising thing to me is how different this game feels from the 3DS version.
Unlike others, I don't necessarily think one is better I still Smash on my commute with the 3DS and thoroughly enjoy it. They just feel very different in terms of the stages, modes, and even the physics in the 3DS version feel a little different. Very impressive that they managed to make two games that are basically the same, yet feel very different.
I think NL are trying to manufacture one of those great mysteries of pop-cultural life where people are still talking about it in 10 years time etc "What score were they going to give Smash U?
Dazza Only a 9? I am guessing the unnecessary options — like Smash Tour — caused the score to be a 9. Of course, the score really does not matter. This is the game everyone wants and is playing. In any case, I'm glad to hear online play works well. It's nice to see that this eliminates the online lag at least for the most part.
With an ethernet connection, I shouldn't have many if any issues. I can't wait to get my copy from Amazon tomorrow! TheGreatBrawler I kinda agree with the score though. After spending roughly 5 hours playing, the game is a master piece and it is extremely fun. But there are minor set backs like no story mode etc. Hy8ogen A lack of story mode is no setback. Besides, you do realize most people didn't like SSE, right? It got 9's mostly across the board well there were 9.
It makes sense then, to round down to 9, but not round up to 10 because rounding a score to the perfect score is a bit much. Just my opinion though. Was pretty sure this'd get a 9, but I'm actually happy with that.
Also, I don't think it's unfair to give both Smash releases the same score, they are almost as good as they can be on their respective platforms IMO. I was expecting an 9.
But 9 seems understandable from a public standpoint. The stage builder have protential with the Gamepad interface but is quite unforgiving with the platform drawing placement and no sharing. Also it is weird that you need a sd card for snapshots. Who cares about the score it's smash time baby! I don't even have Smash U yet btw. Now are you ready for the sad part? I had Halibut at the five star restaurant at the Brodmoor, the portion was much smaller and the flavor just could not compare to Carlos's version at more than twice the cost.
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