Red/Gray Thermitic Chips?
So-- are they real thermite? And if so, was it really in the dust or planted there somehow?
Or, are they some by-product of what was used to blast the WTC-- namely nukes?
Note, the chips are half iron, half aluminum, and the outer columns of the WTC were iron with aluminum cladding. Could the intense, high temp nuke blasts have fused small bits of iron with small bits of aluminum, to create this supposed "thermite"?
Also, there are also iron microspheres in the dust, that definitely could be nuke products-- vaporized steel particles from the WTC structure.
In some sense, if this "thermite" finding gets lots of people hooked on the idea of demolition of the WTC, it's not a terrible thing-- particularly if this leads to real action. But hopefully people will eventually realize that thermite simply CAN'T account for all the features of the WTC destruction, and wake up to nukes.
One basic critique of the thermitic chip paper is that the authors do not provide any quantification of the chips-- i.e. what percentage of the dust was these chips? How rare or common were they?
But really, the key questions are:
1) do we believe these chips were there?
2) could the chips be formed from a nuclear blast event rather than be manufactured thermite?
UPDATE: AP points out there is no verified chain of custody for the dust, so this could never hold up legally.