By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
It seems counter-intuitive to suggest that the fires weren't hot. Why else would all those people trapped in the building jump to their deaths?
The twin towers were billowing dark smoke. These were sooty fires. There wasn't a lot of oxygen and they were burning at a low temperature. None of the people who called from inside the towers complained of heat—they complained about smoke. When your lungs are cut off you will go wherever you can for better air. The amount of soot in the smoke means the fire was not hot. The temperature required to melt steel is 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit. Jet fuel is hydrocarbon and those fires max out at 1,200 degrees. I could burn all the jet fuel and gasoline in Orange County and it would never reach 1,250 degrees.
What has the reception been like so far to your film?
The movie opened in four cities on the Sept. 11 weekend. There was a nice premiere in Austin, Texas. KPFK is using it in its fund drive. It is being screened by all the different 9/11 groups and churches and at informal house gatherings, and certain people are showing it. There is a massive awareness throughout the world about this, a 9/11 movement as you call it. A movie before mine, Loose Change, has become very popular and covers a bigger spectrum than mine. I only cover the demolitions in the first movie. My movie, which just came out, has already received over half a million views on the Internet. One of the beauties of the 9/11 movement is that it is viral and people feel they must tell other people. We don't know the truth and we may never know the truth, but it is important to have awareness. 9/11 was a "false flag" operation and there have been others that preceded it. Pearl Harbor was another—these are historical events that were not acts of fate but were organized. There was knowledge about them beforehand and a story was orchestrated to lead to a war. That's the whole revelation that a lot of people are waking up to only now.
9/11 Mysteries screens at Ami Beaucoup Martini Lounge, 151 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, (949) 673-3425. Thurs., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Free.