The attacks of September 11, 2001 became the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history, and the deadliest enemy attack ever on US soil, killing nearly 3,000 Americans, injuring over 6,000 others, and causing hundreds of deaths at the hands of cancers related to the rescue, recovery and reconstruction efforts at Ground Zero in the months and years that followed.
The engineering department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a non-profit which rejects the 9/11 Commission Report’s conclusions on the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center, has released a new report questioning the official version of WTC 7’s destruction.
The 126 page report took four years to complete, and involved three civil engineering PhDs led by Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey of the University of Alaska Fairbanks department of civil engineering. Dr. Feng Xiao, an associate professor of civil engineering at the Nanjing University of Science & Technology, and Dr. Zhili Quan, a bridge engineer at the South Carolina Department of Transportation, were coauthors.
Challenging the official conclusions of the US government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, which found in 2008 that WTC 7 was brought down on the evening of September 11, 2001 as a result of a fire, Hulsey’s study suggested that the collapse was caused by a “global failure involving the…