The following is an excellent post by Simon Shack at Clues Forum.
FOUR OF A KIND / the WTC1-collapse assembly line
Dear forum readers,
As you all know, the debate is still raging (uh well - at least outside of this forum!) regarding the question of JUST HOW MUCH of the 9/11 imagery was faked / staged / fabricated. I know full well just how hard it can be (and how much time must be spent) for anyone to formulate his / her personal opinion about what is (in my personal opinion) the foremost / crucial issue of the 9/11 psyop (along with the phony victims, of course). I also know that there are scores of well-intentioned, genuinely interested people out there only wishing to get a better understanding of it all. Therefore I try - from time to time and as best I can - to submit lines of reasoning and logic which may, hopefully, transcend the purely technical aspects of the available 9/11 imagery. So here we go.
The four below shots are meant to have been captured by four different cameramen standing along Manhattan’s West Side Highway. They are extracted from the NIST-FOIA image pool released in 2010 - and are all sourced to the NIST-FOIA clips they belong to. Please spend a little time observing these four image loops - one by one. Once you’ve done that, I’ll propose a little thought exercise to all Cluesforum readers - new and old alike:
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW18Pj-3gHc (at start of clip)
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2KVQI_CG8M (at start of clip) ^This one includes an inexplicable cut/edit.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81FVslXmIow (at 1:10)
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fg1jmr3n6w (at 5:07)
In order to believe that these four shots are what they are CLAIMED TO BE (i.e. REAL clips shot by REAL cameramen of the REAL WTC1 collapse), you would have to accept that - for these four “sister-clips” to exist - ALL of the following ‘real-world conditions’ were fulfilled (whether by matter of chance, happenstance or karmic serendipity…):
1 - All four cameramen were - for whatever reason - still roaming in the vicinity of the WTC complex at 10:28am (a full 29 minutes after the earlier WTC2 collapse at 9:59am). This, in spite of the officially reported ‘total evacuation’ of Lower Manhattan - which, reportedly, was kicked off soon after the alleged “plane crashes” - one hour or so earlier.
2 - All four cameramen, no matter how far they were standing from each other / and from the WTC, were pretty much LATERALLY aligned with each other. The LATERAL perspectives of the four shots - although not perfectly identical - are quite remarkably similar.
3 - All four cameramen had their four camera-lenses coincidentally trained on the top floors of WTC1 - at a high zoom level (close-up view) - JUST as WTC1 started to fall. This, in spite of having no possible foreknowledge of the WTC1’s sudden collapse - and in spite of WTC2 having collapsed 29 minutes earlier. They all just hung around there for half-an-hour, a few hundred yards away from the WTC complex, filming away (undisturbed by the ongoing evacuation).
4 - All four cameramen (quite coincidentally / by pure happenstance) decided to perform a manual or motorized zoom-out motion - within seconds of the WTC1 collapse inititation - and quite successfully so (all four zoom out motions being remarkably progressive and smooth - with minimal amounts of camera shake or motion blur).
5 - All four cameramen had nerves of steel - and remained calm and composed while all around them, screaming people were running away from the scene in dire panic.
Our collective work here at Cluesforum submits a more plausible and logical explanation (and I hope no one minds me “speaking for all” on this occasion). What we are looking at is digitally fabricated imagery or, if you will, (fairly)’realistic-looking’ computer animations. There is certainly no question that such technology exists, since Hollywood movie productions use it everyday - and have been doing so way before 2001. To simulate a crumbling building - in reasonably realistic-looking manner - and to produce various “camera angles” of its collapse (from a main template crafted in a 3D environment) is well within the reach of ANY high-end movie studio.
THE MIRACLE ZOOMS: http://www.septemberclues.info/miracle_zooms.shtml
As a former sports photographer / cameraman, I know from experience that the very last thing I would want to do - while in the midst of capturing a sudden and dramatic split-second event - is to perform a zoom-in or zoom-out motion. This, for a number of reasons which I trust anyone (who has ever handled a camera) can intuitively fathom. Instead, the 9/11 imagery is replete with such zoom ins/ zoom outs - almost to the point of being an absurd “trademark” of the various, crucial 9/11 ‘money shots’ (“plane approaches” / “tower collapses”). Several other such “MIRACLE ZOOM” examples can be viewed in the above link to my website.
NIST’S NONSENSICAL “11 SECOND” CLAIM
Another empirical / incontrovertible fact that requires NO special photographic/ camera experience to appreciate is the following: ALL of the above clips show a building collapse which clearly appears to last for well over 11 seconds. In fact, if we just time these collapses, we may estimate the 11-second mark to occur at / or around the video (animation) frame illustrated below. For easy comparison with other WTC1 collapse animations, I have put an “x” on that massive ‘chunk of debris’ which is seen tumbling mid-air, still about halfway on its journey down to the ground (and almost level with the 47-story WTC7) :
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fg1jmr3n6w (at 2:13)
So what about those 11 seconds - you ask me? Well, here’s the problem. The official NIST report states:
"WTC2 collapsed in 9 seconds."_______ "WTC1 collapsed in 11 seconds".
I kid you not, dear reader: that is actually what NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology - no less!) officially claims in its million-dollar report which (taxpayers are told) is the result of a most accurate, painstaking and long-lasting scientific investigation. So what exactly - you may ask - does this mean? Has NIST never taken a look at the available 9/11 “footage”? Can Americans not even trust their own government-appointed agencies? Could NIST possibly be outright lying to the American people and even - Heavens forbid - taking them all for a ride ? How callously offensive would this be for the 9/11 victims’ families!… Oh wait, are there any victim’s families? We still haven’t heard from any of them, have we? Hmm - perhaps we should just be a little more patient. After all, only 5 years have passed since we first postulated that no one perished on 9/11… (***crickets***crickets***)
Well, folks. This is all very sad for the American people. And the rest of the world of course. If US government agencies can get away with such crude ‘in-your-face’ mockery - like that “9 and 11 seconds” claim for the alleged collapse times of WTC2 and WTC1 - they can get away with absolutely anything. For now, it seems they are doing just that. We all need to stop buying into their dodgy data.
Some will go ahead and buy it - and some won’t sell out their brain cells.
The Collapse Animations page at my SEPTEMBER CLUES info website: http://www.septemberclues.info/wtc_collapses.shtml
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