Analysis of the Latest Thermite Paper of Steven Jones, et al.– SURPRISE: It Helps Prove Nukes Destroyed the WTC on 9/11

by The Anonymous Physicist

I have written several articles here, including this one on “unextinguishable fires”, critiquing some of the papers and theories of Steven E Jones, PhD, and his gang claiming a thermite compound destroyed the WTC. I have also asked that everyone who is honest to realize Jones’ earlier history of being inserted to destroy the energy field of Cold Fusion, before its creators were even able to publish their paper is a dead giveaway to Jones being a life-long intel agent or asset. Twenty years later, some of the top physicists and chemists in the world have proven that Cold Fusion works.

I will now analyze Jones’ most recent paper. This will likely be the last time I analyze any new papers from him or his group. The reasons why will be evident. This latest thermite paper is entitled, “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” by Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley and Bradley R. Larsen. Published in “The Open Chemical Physics Journal”, 2009, 2, 7-31

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First there are many anomalies in the authorship, and the journal. One of the listed authors, Gregg Roberts, has a B.A. in psychology. No graduate degrees are listed for him at Jones’ group’s website ( As he has no degrees in the physical sciences, why is he listed as co-authoring this work on alleged advanced chemical physics?

Then we come to the Bentham Open Journal itself. Despite Jones usual proclamation of “peer reviewed,” it was not. Others have shown it is what is called “pay to play [publish]” in this matter. This particular article has a tragicomedic history. You will be in stiches when you read this tale here. It includes this: “Previously, the chief editor of the Bentham journal that the Thermite article was published in resigned, and denounced the Journal with this statement: “I cannot accept that this topic is published in my journal. The article has nothing to do with physical chemistry or chemical physics, AND I COULD WELL BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A POLITICAL VIEWPOINT BEHIND ITS PUBLICATION. If anyone had asked me, I would say that the article should never have been published in this journal. Period.” Despite supposedly being the chief editor, she had not been informed that the thermite article was going to be published in her journal.” An even funnier tale is revealed whereby someone was able to publish total computer-generated nonsense in a sister Bentham Open Journal. So much for “peer reviewed” or even notifying its chief editor!

I also note for the record that the article contains a total of 33 figures (photos and drawings). My readers know the significance of this.

Then I have already commented on the alleged four WTC dust samples used in the paper. THERE IS NO CHAIN OF CUSTODY/EVIDENCE FOR ANY OF THEM. They were allegedly in people’s apartments for six years. They were not hermetically sealed or documented in any way. Their shipping is not described. They would be disallowed in a court of law. To be allowed, such samples would have to be sealed and protected and sworn to its whereabouts at every point in time (and space). It would be the easiest thing for intel agents to have substituted for any real samples either at any time during their first 6 years of “storage,” or during their shipping. I will leave out for the moment the issue of what could have occurred in the labs given the above background. There is also no apparent disclosure as to who might have paid for the use of the expensive apparatus employed for this “research.”

Now the crux of this paper can be gathered from its abstract. “We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the WTC…. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm [nanometers] across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures… Elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When …the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 °C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.”

Now for specific criticism of the methods, contents and conclusions of this paper. On page 17, they write, “The resulting spectrum [from the surface of a red chip], shown in Fig. (14), produced the expected peaks for Fe, Si, Al, O, and C. Other peaks included calcium, sulfur, zinc, chromium and potassium. The occurrence of these elements could be attributed to surface contamination due to the fact that the analysis was performed on the as-collected surface of the red layer. The large Ca and S peaks may be due to contamination with gypsum from the pulverized wall-board material in the buildings.” Now I can critique this paragraph in several ways. First possible contamination is noted several times. Normally such an occurrence renders such research as useless. But I would note that this “excuse” may be a hint that not just Aluminum and Iron Oxide (rust) were in small (100) nanometer sized particles or grains, but that other elements or everything in the samples were as well, giving a hint to what really happened to the towers. More on this below.

On page 28, the authors indicate they are so concerned that all they have is paint chips (and iron oxide [rust]), that they include this paragraph, “To merit consideration, any assertion that a prosaic substance such as paint could match the characteristics we have described would have to be accompanied by empirical demonstration using a sample of the proposed material, including SEM/XEDS and DSC analyses.” So it might just be paint chips, but the public must find a way to get paint chips analyzed with similar expensive apparatus they used. On page 23, we have, “These observations reminded us of nano-thermite fabricated at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and elsewhere.” There is more below on who these authors indicate makes such alleged nano-thermite below. And what does “reminded us” mean? On page 17, they note that for one of their experiments, they used only one of the four samples. “The chip that was used for this experiment was extracted from dust sample 2.” Why use only sample #2 here?

On page 25, we have the curious statement, “We make no attempt to specify the particular form of nano-thermite present until more is learned about the red material and especially about the nature of the organic material it contains.” This is one of many statements indicating they don’t know what they have, but have merely declared it to be super nano-thermite. They are beginning to sound like Judy Wood of the DEW (non-)hypothesis. She basically proclaimed, I don’t have to explain how DEW did anything, I only have to show these pictures, provide baby talk, and say “DEW.” Substitute “nano-thermite”, for DEW, use pretty photomicrographs, and bigger words this time and VOILA!, you have the same Op-Plan.

On page 26, we have some key sentences. “A report on an April 2001 conference discloses who was known to be working on such explosives at that time: The … symposium on Defense Applications of Nanomaterials..… [noted] all of the military services and some DOE and academic laboratories have active R&D programs aimed at exploiting the unique properties of nanomaterials that have potential to be used in energetic formulations for advanced explosives…. nanoenergetics hold promise as useful ingredients for the thermobaric (TBX) and TBX-like weapons. Furthermore, the authors say, “Super-thermite electric matches” have been developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for which “applications include triggering explosives for … demolition.”

Here the authors are indicating 1. Any super nano-thermite is most likely a U.S. Gov’t DOD/DOE creation, and 2. their beloved thermite or nano-composite thermite is ONLY capable of being used as a “match” for something else!

The last supposition is further supported by the authors on page 29, ”It may be that this [red] material is used not as a cutter-charge itself, but rather as a means to ignite high explosives, as in super-thermite matches. Having observed unignited thermitic material in the WTC residue, we suggest that other energetic materials suitable for cutter charges or explosives should also be looked for in the WTC dust.” In other words, they now appear to be admitting that even if there was thermite there, it was only used as a “match” for something else. Why then not concentrate on the something else, instead of the “match”?

Now we have two curious statements on pages 28 and 29 that I will list in order, and then “translate.” “One might speculate that the red thermitic material has been attached to rusty iron by an adhesive. The cooling effect of the iron in such close proximity, acting as a heat sink, might quench the reaction and explain the fact that unreacted red thermitic material, always found by us in thin layers, remains in the dust. These hypotheses invite further experiments” ….”We have observed that some chips have additional elements such as potassium, lead, barium and copper. Are these significant, and why do such elements appear in some red chips and not others? An example is shown in Fig. (31) which shows significant Pb along with C, O, Fe, and Al and displays multiple red and gray layers. In addition, the gray-layer material demands further study. What is its purpose? Sometimes the gray material appears in multiple layers.” Translation: Jones, et al, don’t know what they have. They just claim it is nano-thermite, and then say the other things there don’t quite make sense. I assert that it is far more scientific to realize that some other source of energy made much of what was there into 100 nanometer size particles or grains, and that’s why all these different elements are mixed with each other, and are of very small size. And that source is well known. Nuclear fission bombs can create particles down to 10 nanometer size. Fission mini-bombs provide a far better explanantion for all the different elements and their mixing!

Then on page 28, they say, Furthermore, the energy is released over a short period of time, shown by the narrowness of the peak in Fig. (29).” How does this short interval of energy release fit with Jones previous claim of “unextinguishable fires,” or with the 6-month long release of great heat in the WTC rubble pile or underneath the former skyscrapers? Then on page 29, after citing the controlled demolition of a Las Vegas Hotel, they say, “Of course, we do not assume that the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers occurred conventionally.” This is most curious, as I thought the standard was that all explosives with TNT, thermite, nano-thermite, thermobarics, etc.–since they all involve chemical reactions–are all labeled as “conventional”; and only nuclear bombs–because they involve nuclear reactions–are called non-conventional. A slip-up?

On page 19, is the key to the discussion of the “iron-rich microspheres.” The authors state, “In the post-DSC residue, charred-porous material and numerous microspheres and spheroids were observed. Many of these were analyzed, and it was found that some were iron-rich…” In other words, there are OTHER such small spheroid entities in their samples, not just iron-rich ones. You might miss this if you don’t read carefully. So all we really have is the phenomena that great heat vaporizes ANY material and when it resolidifies, we have the well known phenomenon that spheroidal shapes is what nature usually provides. And I believe that Jones harps on this for one reason–to hide the VAPORIZATION that occurred. And the great heat during the WTC destruction was due to something else.

Finally let us examine some of the authors’ conclusions on page 29.

Conclusion #4: “The small size of the iron oxide particles qualifies the material to be characterized as nanothermite or super-thermite.” WRONG. Iron oxide (rust) would be a common component in a skyscraper, and mini-nukes more readily explains their small size.

Conclusion #6: “From the presence of elemental aluminum and iron oxide in the red material, we conclude that it contains the ingredients of thermite.” WRONG. Again nukes would have heated up things and can readily account for elemental aluminum.

Conclusion #7: “The low temperature of ignition and the presence of iron oxide grains less than 120 nm show that the material is not conventional thermite (which ignites at temperatures above 900 °C), but very likely a form of super-thermite.” WRONG. While it isn’t thermite, it isn’t super-thermite either. As above, the use of nuclear fission bombs can easily yield grains of iron oxide (or anything else present) down to 120 nm.

Conclusion #10: “The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present. This would be expected for super-thermite formulations.” WRONG. Carbon material could have been blasted into any grains or particles from the effects of the fission bombs. The source of carbon could have been many things, sadly even possibly from the missing, vaporized 1157 people.

And their ultimate conclusion is (naturally) what they wanted it to be: “Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.” WRONG. As their other findings indicate, if anything here is real or honest–and this is a huge if based on the deep background of S.E. Jones–all that can be said is that many elements were found in particles or grains of approximately 100 nm size. This rather indicates that a source of incredible energy–nukes–was present that was able to create particles of such small dimensions from whatever it contacted.

Furthermore, their own statements indicate that another explosive compound was necessary and that the nano-thermite may have just acted like a “match.” Do you see the pseudo-scientific, epicycle-like reasoning used here? If the reader is clever enough to see the contradictions in their thermite hypothesis, they have an epicycle-like “answer” waiting in the wings. If you say, how does some “super nano-composite thermite” know when to explode, or when to be in an “unextinguishable fire,” or when to remain as “unreacted thermitic material” here, the authors then claim that some other explosive compound is necessary and was there on 9/11. Yes, the only things “unextinguishable” with the thermite hypothesis are its palaver, hidden funding, and promotion.

I assert that the evidence Jones, et al, found actually helps prove that small nuclear bombs destroyed the WTC! And, of course, I have detailed that the great heat in the rubble pile, was from the fission fragments not used up in the bombs that destroyed the WTC. Their half-life is 700 million years; only 1-6% of it was used during the chain reactions of the implosions, and it took six months to reach all these fragments, and cart them away. All the unique phenomena observed during, and after, WTC destruction are readily explained by the nuking of the WTC and the China Syndrome Aftermath. No “super nano-composite thermite” “match” and its necessary other unknown explosive compound that Jones is now touting can account for all that occurred. They cannot account for the thermal rays, the EMP, the half-burnt/half pristine cars, the vaporization of so many people, furniture, steel and other contents, the very small dust particle size, the six-month long high heat in the rubble pile and under the former skyscrapers, and numerous other phenomena observed during and after WTC destruction. My articles and book make clear the evidence of thermal rays, EMP, “extraordinarily high temperatures”, neutron bombardment, tritium production (from ternary fission occurred). For more on all this, see the articles: and book– which includes the entirety of my work on the destruction of the WTC here:— I have written. If you read all that I have written on this, you will agree that the thermite “hypothesis” is nothing but another desperate Limited Hangout from the intel agencies that cannot account for most of what happened on 9/11 at the WTC. And the thermite hangout was clearly designed to try to prevent the People from finding out that the American Regime nuked its own city and People on 9/11. Don’t let this pseudo-scientific hangout survive your scrutiny or your love for your fellow human beings.


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