Architects Dispute Official Cause of World Trade Center Building 7 Collapse

A scientific study by 3,000 architects and engineers, finalized in March, 2020, disagrees with the official reason for the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (Salomon Building), 19 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.

In 2008 the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, conluded that debris from the collapse World Trade Center Tower 1 ignited fires on at least 10 floors in WTC7.

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth challenged the fire hypothesis with their study and are requesting a correction to the official 2008 NIST report.

“The collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of all columns in the building and not a progressive collapse involving the sequential failure of columns throughout the building.”

UAF report

Some theorize a controlled demolition brought down WTC 7, citing the media reporting on the collapse before it happened, and disputed claims of a radio countdown heard prior to the collapse. The UFA report does not make such claims.

Strengthening the official fire collapse theory is that over 300 firefighters died when the twin towers fell, disrupting the ability to extinguish flames in WTC 7 which had sprinkler system failures. Also, could alleged demolition wiring survive eight hours of fires before alleged conspirators decided to push the detonate button?

Enhanced video and audio of the moment of collapse (below) provides no answers, but does show some areas collapsing before others.

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War of Words Worsens With China

U.S.-China relations are worsening as Mike Pompeo and others in the Trump Administration have increased calling Xi Jinping “general secretary of the Chinese Communist party (CCP)” instead of President. Analysts claim the change is meant to hurt Xi’s image with his people.

Pompeo tweeted a picture of his dog Mercer playing with a Winnie the Pooh doll in July. China banned Winnie the Pooh movies, merchandise and images after memes of Xi’s alleged likeness to the cartoon character spread on Chinese social media in recent years.

Tensions are increasing with the spread of the Chinese Coronavirus, espionage at American universities, patent theft, belt and road expansion and the CCP’s increased presence in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

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Debating the Decision to Drop Nuclear Weapons

75 years ago President Truman’s decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan is largely seen as avoiding an estimated 500,000 to a million American casualties in a Japan invasion.

Truman made the “the least bad [decision] of the alternatives” says Henry I. Miller, at Human Events. The U.S. had recently suffered 18,000 dead and 78,000 wounded between February and June 1945 at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

John V. Denson at Mises Insitute contends the saving-lives reason to drop the bombs was a myth created when opposition over the decision grew.

General Dwight Eisenhower, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral William Leahy and Admiral William Halsey all opposed the bombing.

Truman wanted the display of power as a warning to the Soviet Union. Secondarily he could show the bombs’ effectiveness at ending the war when explaining to Congress the secret appropriations to the Manhattan Project, says Denson.

“The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.”

Admiral William Leahy

Quotes from American commanders at Global Research.

Infographic via The National Post

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Trump Pulls 12,000 Troops From Germany

Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the movement of 12,000 U.S. troops out of Germany (6,400 to home, 5,600 repositioned in Europe.) President Trump had previously cited Germany’s lack of meeting its financial obligations to NATO.

Vivid Maps has created graphics on military expenditures by country for 2020 (above). They also took at look at spending per capita, which shows interesting changes. (below).

HIGHEST
BUDGETS
($ billions)

(Map above)
PER
CAPITA
($)

(Map below)
1. U.S.649 1. UAE2,363
2. China204 2. Saudi Arabia2,005
3. Saudi Arabia68 3. U.S.1,986
4. India67 4. Singapore1,923
5. France64 5. Israel1,795
6. Russia62 6. Kuwait1,764
7. U.K.50 7. Oman1,389
8. Germany49 8. Norway1,330
9. Japan47 9. Australia1,069
10. South Korea43 10. France953
20. Germany597
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Army Gets Woke Training

The Army’s Operation Inclusion included “must read” handouts, with a pyramid listing behaviors considered to be overt and covert white supremacy such as “Make America Great Again,” celebrating Columbus Day, and saying “all lives matter,” or “there’s only one human race.”

The triangle of racism, complete with typos, seems to be a redone version of an earlier viral Instagram version from May 2020.

The Army should instead hire Bevelyn Beatty.

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Supreme Court Reestablishes Oklahoma Region as Creek Indian Reservation

In the Treaty of 1856, Congress promised that “no portion” of the Creek Reservation “shall ever be embraced or included within, or annexed to, any Territory or State.”

This week, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the case McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA that the Creek Nation within Oklahoma is reestablished as an Indian reservation.

The Court also ruled the state of Oklahoma does not have jurisdiction over Native American Jimcy McGirt’s case on Indian land, which will most likely be retried in federal court. Other cases could also be repealed. Read more on complicated Tribal law at FBI.gov.

The dissent

Justice John Roberts wrote that Congress’ cumulative body of legislation sufficiently disestablished the CREEK nation, and it is NOT necessary for Congress to specifically declare it disestablished.

However, in ruling against the Trump Administration in the DACA case, Roberts said the administration did not follow exact proper procedures. Interesting.

Indian Slave Owners

The Five Tribes of Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles whose members collectively held at least 8,000 slaves, signed treaties of alliance with the Confederacy and fought against the North.

After the Confederate loss new treaties were made stating the Tribes had “ignored their allegiance to the United States” and were “liable to forfeit” all “benefits and advantages enjoyed by them.” These western lands became the Oklahoma Territory.

Read more historical background in the Supreme Court ruling.

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Not-So-Secret Military Bases: South China Sea Heats Up

The U.S. Navy conducted the largest exercises in years in the South China Sea last weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz launched hundreds of jet sorties simulating attacks on enemy bases.

China’s propoganda newspaper, the Global Times, said the U.S. drills coincided with Chinese military drills occurring in the same time frame, touting their “aircraft carrier killer” missiles.

The South China Morning Post reported Chinese army military drills in Hong Kong, following the passage of the city’s new national security law.

Infographic above at Reservations.com, has more information on each base.

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China-India Border Dispute Heats Up

Since 1962, China and India have disputed control of the Ladakh region in the Himalayas. The first fatalities in 45 years occurred on June 17 as soldiers from the two nuclear-armed nations fought with sticks and nail-spiked clubs.

20 Indian soldiers reportedly died according to Indian officials. China has not released its fatalities.

India claims China is moving heavy equipment into the area. China is angered over India building a road connecting a forward air base.

Geopolitical Futures released an infographic explaining the conflict’s history.

China is also dealing with territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea.

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