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XIV - Game Over: Evidence of Super-Thermite in the Rubble

Chapter XIV 

Game Over:  Evidence of Super-Thermite in the Rubble

The red-gray chips of super-thermite found in the dust of the pulverized World Trade Center.

"The evidence for active, highly energetic thermitic material in the WTC dust is compelling...these data suggest that the thermitic material found in the WTC dust is a form of nanothermite, not ordinary (macro-) thermite."
- "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," Dr. Steven E. Jones et al, March 2009

One of the most significant events in the search for the truth of 9/11 was the publication in March 2009 of a peer-reviewed scientific paper, written by nine scientists, about the discovery of "active thermitic material" in dust samples from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center.  A twenty-five-page scientific paper entitled "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe" presents physical evidence that an extremely powerful form of super-thermite was used to demolish the twin towers. 

The research paper written by an international team nine scientists led by Dr. Steven E. Jones of Brigham Young University analyzes red-gray chips of a highly-explosive thermitic material "characterized as nano-thermite or super-thermite," which was found in dust samples from the collapsed towers.  The paper was published in the Open Chemical Physics Journal and marks a historic breakthrough in the scientific investigation of the explosive collapses of the Twin Towers, although it has not been widely covered by the media outside of Salt Lake City. If we had a truly free press in the United States this important discovery would be front page news and a subject of discussion on every news outlet in the nation. 

Super-thermite is a highly energetic form of thermite (iron oxide and aluminum) in which at least one component is in the extremely fine or nano-size range with particles 100 nanometers (1 nm = 1 billionth of a meter) or smaller, often along with silicon and carbon.  Super-thermite is an extremely powerful explosive that releases much more energy per gram than any other conventional explosive used in demolition.  The chips found in the World Trade Center dust were an extremely powerful form of super-thermite.

The pyroclastic dust clouds of 9/11 were created by a sophisticated form of super-thermite that was combined with an organic compound to create explosive gas pressure.

Two of the chips tested released more energy by mass (kJ/g) than HMX, TNT, TATB explosives or normal thermite.  These chips released between 50 to nearly 100 percent more energy than the four conventional explosives.  One of the chips released twice as much energy per gram than Xerogel, a similar super-thermite nanocomposite, and the chips all ignited at 430 degrees C., 100 degrees lower than the ignition temperature for Xerogel.

The Jones paper proves that the official explanation for the explosive destruction of the Twin Towers is false.  For 9/11 truth seekers, this paper is crucial because it means we can no longer be dismissed as "conspiracy theorists."  We now have solid evidence of the advanced super-thermite that was used to demolish the twin towers.  For the real terrorists of 9/11 and their supporters, the writing on the wall is clear.  It says, "Game Over!" 

The discovery of the active thermitic material is critical to understanding what really happened on 9/11.  This scientific discovery reveals that sophisticated demolition explosives had been applied to interior surfaces of the Twin Towers long before the two planes struck.  Although we already had evidence that the towers were demolished with thermitic explosives, this is the first time we have actual fragments of the explosives involved in the demolition and pulverization of the Twin Towers.  

This crucial discovery is not front-page news in the
United States only
 because our "free press" is actually very tightly controlled.  But the truth cannot be so easily controlled.  Americans now live in an uncomfortable conflicted state in which verifiable scientific evidence proves that our leaders are complicit in the criminal cover-up of what really happened on 9/11.  This is the state I have been in since September 2001. 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was all grins during a community meeting in Los Angeles on May 15, 2009 until two 9/11 truth activists asked him about the evidence of super-thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center.  Presented with the paper by Steven E. Jones and eight other scientists Biden gave a terse one-word response and retreated to his security cordon.  The truth of 9/11, however, will not be as easy to avoid.

The evidence that Jones and his team examined was in the form of very small fragments found in five different samples of dust from the pulverized Twin Towers.  In each sample they found small chips of a coating that was composed of two layers, a red layer and a gray layer.  The gray layer consisted mostly of iron oxide, while the red layer contained iron, oxygen, aluminum, silicon, and carbon -- all the components of super-thermite.  The analysis and testing of the red and gray chips revealed that the super-thermite composite ignited at the surprisingly low temperature of 430 degrees Celsius and caused an explosive reaction which resulted in iron spheroids, exactly like thermite.  In other words, the heat-producing explosive reaction created temperatures hotter than 1400 degrees Celsius, the melting point of iron. 

The U.S.G.S. survey of the dust found large amounts of iron-rich spheres that were evidence that molten iron had accompanied the destruction of the World Trade Center.  Nothing in the government version of the collapse of the Twin Towers explains the large amounts of molten iron found in the rubble.  Thermite does.

The Jones paper concludes: 

The small size of the iron oxide particles qualifies the material to be characterized as nanothermite or super-thermite...Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material. 


Super-thermite, which has been fabricated at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other places, can be sprayed or even “painted” onto surfaces, effectively forming an energetic or even explosive paint, the study pointed out. “The sol-gel process is very amenable to dip-, spin-, and spray-coating technologies to coat surfaces," scientists from Lawrence Livermore wrote in a 2002 paper entitled "Energetic nanocomposites with sol-gel chemistry: Synthesis, safety, and characterization." 

"The red chips we found in the WTC dust conform to their description of 'thin films' of 'hybrid inorganic/organic energetic nanocomposite'," the Jones paper says. "Indeed, the descriptive terms 'energetic coating' and 'nice adherent film' fit very well with our observations of the red-chips which survived the WTC destruction." 

The published documentation of evidence of super-thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center has taken the 9/11 truth movement to a new level.  If Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida did not spray super-thermite in the Twin Towers, who did? 

It is now evident that a sophisticated form of super-thermite had been applied to large sections of the World Trade Center.  It may have been applied as a spray coating inside the wire ducts that ran through the floors or to the undersides of the floor pans under the guise of fire-proofing or some other form of building maintenance.  Super-thermite is safe to handle and only becomes dangerous when it is dry.

We need to find out who manufactured this nano-composite thermite and who applied the coating of super explosive inside the buildings.  This certainly must have been a task that involved a team of men working for weeks, if not months, and their presence must have been observed by security and other personnel involved in maintaining the buildings.  Finding the source of the super-thermite and identifying the people who applied it to the Twin Towers will reveal the true culprits of 9/11. 

Several years ago, I contacted Burton Fried, president of LVI Services, Inc., a demolition company that reportedly had done extensive "asbestos abatement" work in the twin towers.  I considered LVI's work in the twin towers as suspicious because the company is primarily known for asbestos abatement and preparing structures for demolition.  LVI has also done millions of dollars of research and development for the U.S. Department of Defense.  In 2000, for example, shows that LVI Group, Inc. received $3.246 million worth of contracts with the U.S. Army, of which $2.967 million was for "Applied Research and Exploratory Development." It should be noted that the military is the main user and developer of super-thermite. 

Burton Fried of LVI

LVI has also worked closely with Controlled Demolition Inc. on large demolition projects.  LVI's role in these projects is reportedly preparing the structure for demolition prior to the placement of charges.  LVI advertises that it sets up "turn key" demolition projects.  Is this the kind of work LVI did at the World Trade Center?  Although Mr. Fried denied having done the extensive "asbestos abatement" work in the towers as reported in Engineering News-Record on September 13, 2001, Debra Rubin, one of the journalists who wrote the piece, confirmed that the source of this information had been LVI.  Fried's quick reaction, "I didn't do it," only increased my suspicions. 

What happens now depends on what the people do with this information about what really destroyed the towers on 9/11:  The three buildings that collapsed were not brought down by the fires caused by the burning fuel of two airliners; they were demolished with pre-planted explosives, including large amounts of an extremely potent form of super-thermite, which had been applied to surfaces of the building in the months prior to 9/11.  Osama Bin Laden and his gang of twenty certainly did not spray super-thermite throughout the towers of World Trade Center in the weeks and months before 9/11 – so who did? 

What we have to do as concerned citizens with moral courage seeking the truth of what really happened on 9/11 is to spread this information to our local news media and ask them to publish the information about this crucial discovery.  We also have to bring this discovery to the attention of our local politicians, representatives, and senators in the U.S. Congress.  We the people have to use our power to force this issue to be discussed in the media and the halls of power.  It is time for us to stand up against those who have hijacked the truth about 9/11. 


Bollyn, Christopher, "Super-Thermite Demolished TwinTowers on 9/11: Game Over for Criminals and Cover Up," April 14, 2009 

Bollyn, Christopher, Did LVI Work in the TwinTowers Before 9/11? March 20, 2005 

Bollyn, C., "Super-Thermite Found in World Trade Center Dust," April 5, 2009 

Harrit, Niels H. et al, "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," The Open Chemical Physics Journal, Volume 2, 2009, ISSN: 1874-4125, pp.7-31 (25) Authors: Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen

Harrit, Niels, Interview with Danish scientist and co-author of paper on evidence of super-thermite in the WTC dust, TV2 News, Denmark, April 6, 2009        

Rubin, Debra, and Richard Korman and Gary Tulacz, "Industry Firms Pitch in for World Trade Cleanup While Others Account for Employees in Doomed Buildings," Engineering News-Record, September 13, 2001 

Original - April 5, 2009
Latest Edit – June 23, 2011

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