05/17/2008 09:39:20 PM EST
Based on evidence of what he believes is unignited thermite particles in debris collected within minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center's first tower, retired BYU physicist Steven Jones called for a criminal investigation into the destruction of three World Trade Center high rises in a speech at a 9/11 conference in Boston. Public video of his presentation at the Decemeber 15, 2007 event was recently released and can be seen here:
In the first of a series of videos to be released from the Second Annual Boston Tea Party & Conference for 9/11 Truth, Dr. Steven Jones made public for the first time the results of his tests on "red chips" found in dust collected within minutes of the total collapse of the first two World Trade Center Towers.
In his presentation, "9/11 Research: High Temperatures, Iron-Rich Spheres, and Another Discovery," Jones discussed the history and chain of custody of three samples of dust, the last being collected from the pedestrian rail of Brooklyn Bridge by university student Frank Delessio as he was fleeing the area approximately 10 minutes after the collapse of the North Tower.
Jones' electron microscopy study of what he calls an "uncontaminated dust sample" revealed the presence of red chips in the dust. An XEDS spectrum analysis showed one side of the chips to contain the chemical signature of Thermite, which can produce short bursts of high temperatures and is used in welding and cutting steel.
Results of Jones' tests have been replicated by other scientists, and Jones has sent samples to independent labs for further confirmation. If the presence of the incendiary thermite is confirmed, Jones said, it would be strong grounds for opening a full-scale "criminal investigation."
Jones is founding editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to scientific examination of the events of 9/11. He also recently authored the first article on 9/11 to be published in a peer-reviewed civil engineering journal, The Open Civil Engineering Journal (TOCEJ). The article is entitled "Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction" (18 April 2008).
Forthcoming videos from conference presenters will include Joel S. Hirshhorn, Ph.D., a metallurgical engineering professor and former senior staff member of the Congressional Office of Technology; Richard Gage, AIA, and found of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth; and Barbara Honegger, military analyst, former aide to President Reagan and author of the recent "The Pentagon Attack Papers"