George Washington's Blog: Another 9/11 Smoking Gun
In reviewing emergency personnel tapes, I found 2 interesting statements concerning flashes in the world trade centers prior to their collapse:
The captain of emergency medical services said "somewhere around the middle of the world trade center there was this orange and red flash coming out ... initially it was just one flash then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode ... and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides ... as far as could see these popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger going both up and down and then all around the building" (page 15 -- pdf file; Google's web version is here)
Similiarly, the Assistant Fire Commissioner stated I thought . . . before . . . No. 2 came down, that I saw low-level flashes. . . . I . . . saw a flash flash flash . . . [at] the lower level of the building. You know like when they . . . blow up a building. . . ?” . In the same statement, the Assistant Commissioner recounts how a lieutenant firefighter he spoke with independently verified the flashes.
Then I stumbled upon two very interesting videos from the world's leading controlled demolition company, Controlled Demolition, Inc.:
Can you see the orange and red flashes all over the near side of this building in this authenticated video of a controlled demolition?
Do you see orange and red flashes at the base of this building in this demolition video by the same demolition company? (both videos are posted at the "World Records" section of Controlled Demolition's website)