Appeal to 77 U.S. Reps

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and several families of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, are appealing to the 77 U.S. representatives on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

In an email this week, AE911Truth supporters in the 77 House districts were asked to contact the committee members to support the organization’s “Request for Correction” to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The formal request aims to have NIST reverse its 2008 conclusion that office fires caused the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper not reported to have been struck by an airplane on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the request, filed on April 15, and in this week’s call to its supporters, AE911Truth is building on the report by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers of a four-year computer modeling study of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. The researchers found that the 47-story WTC 7 was not brought down by office fires but rather by “the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building,” according to an AE911Truth news release.

“It is now time to bring this new information about the destruction of [Building 7 in the World Trade Center to key U.S. lawmakers and urge them to take action,” AE911Truth said in a news release accompanying the request to supporters.

The purpose of the move, AE911Truth said, is to urge the 77 representatives “to address the claims contained in the document, which represents an unprecedented challenge to NIST’s report on Building 7.”

The news release, HERE, tells supporters how they can easily determine if their U.S. reps are members of either committee and, then, how they can telephone or email their offices. Supporters who follow through are asked to email AE911Truth at a specified address and “let us know what response you receive” because “we want to keep track of which members have been contacted and what their responses were.

“Make your voice heard!” the appeal concludes. “There’s never been a more important moment than now.”

AE911Truth says its formal request to NIST “covers eight separate items of information that … violate the agency’s information quality standards.”

The request says that “only by revising its ‘probable collapse sequence’ can NIST correct these violations.”

NIST attributed the destruction of the nearby Twin Towers, which killed nearly 3,000 persons on Sept. 11, 2001, to their being struck by two airliners, whose jet fuel together with office fires it ignited critically weakened both buildings, causing them to collapse.

NIST is an agency of the Department of Commerce. According to its website, it “promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”

The four-year UAF study, funded with $316,000 from AE911Truth, was led by J. Leroy Hulsey, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at UAF’s College of Engineering and Mines (CEM). To read the project report including a three-paragraph summary, click HERE.

Other team members were Feng Xiao, now an associate professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, and Zhili Quan, currently a bridge engineer in the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

— Mark Channing Miller

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* The Request for Correction is discussed, HERE, in a conversation titled “What It Means and How NIST Might Respond,” with Ted Walter of AE911Truth, attorney Mick Harrison, and 9/11 Free Fall host Andy Steele.

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