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Why does the same team of engineers write reports for every single terror attack involving a building?

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Why does the same team of engineers write reports for every single terror attack involving a building?
/911research.wtc7.net/reviews/kevin_ryan/newstandard.html# experts
Where are the Real Experts?
Having demonstrated the blatant disregard for facts by supposed experts, Ryan asks, where are the real experts? There are no experts who can explain the events of 9/11/01, Ryan explains, because the attack involved such a long string of unique events. Since no tall steel building has ever collapsed from fire, or a combination of fire and other damage, there are clearly no experts who can explain how it happened three times in one day.

Yet, as Ryan notes, there is always an official explanation for terrorist events. Ryan reviews anomalies in the official account of the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and notes that in that case, as in the case of the World Trade Center, a small group of engineers produced reports supporting the official story.

Ryan shows that the same principals headed the various government investigations of the WTC collapses, the Pentagon crash, and Oklahoma City bombing, despite the fact that the investigations involved assessments of entirely different kinds of structures inflicted with different kinds of damage. Why do the same five or so individuals turn up in investigations relating to terrorist attack, when, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), there are 1.5 million engineers in the US? The authors of the official report on the Murrah Federal Building -- Gene Corley, Charles Thornton, Paul Mlaker, and Mete Sozen -- were all among the initial team of the ASCE WTC investigation.
Several of these individuals have strong connections to industries that benefited from the attack, such as armaments makers and oil and gas producers.

Pre-Determined Conclusions, Obstruction
The guiding of an investigation by pre-determined conclusions is antithetical to good science. Ryan uses the words of the investigations themselves to show that they started with the conclusion that the collapses of the three skyscrapers were entirely the result of the plane crashes and subsequent fires. Gene Corley stated that he knew that the towers were going to collapse before they did, which is interesting because no tall steel-framed building had ever collapsed from fires. Charles Thornton stated to Karl Koch, "Karl, we all know what caused the collapse." Shankar Nair, a contributor to the NIST investigation, stated on September 19, 2001, "Already there is near-consensus as to the sequence of events that led to the collapse of the World Trade Center." Ryan, surmises with wry irony:

So these guys knew apparently what happened, and I don't doubt it.
New York City officials put Thornton-Tomasetti in charge of the site, and Charles Thornton's partner, Richard Tomasetti cleared the decision to recycle the steel. Ryan lists a series of debilitating restrictions on the ASCE investigation that can best be understood as efforts to subvert and sabotage the investigation.

No access to blueprints
Not allowed to ask for help from public
Team members threatened with dismissal for speaking with press
No access to steel until first week in October
FEMA obstruction
One way to solve that is to allow FEMA to take over the investigation.
FEMA took over the ASCE investigation and expanded it, adding John Gross, Therese McAllister, and other contractors. By December 2001, only $100,000 had been spent on the investigation.

We had spent, by the end of the year, 30,000 times more on the wars than we had spent finding why we were fighting the wars.
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