9-11 : EXPLOSIVES PLANTED IN TOWERS
NEW MEXICO TECH EXPERT SAYS
by World-Action: A FEW DAYS AFTER MAKING THIS
STATEMENT, ROMERO RETRACTED IT. PERHAPS HE
SUDDENLY FELT THAT HE HIMSELF MAY VERY SOON
EITHER HAVE A FIERY ACCIDENT OR EXPLODE.
WELL, BY RETRACTING IT, ROMERO MAY LIVE, AND
BY MAKING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, WE MAY HAVE
FOUND THE CORRECT ANALYSIS.
ROMERO SAID THAT IF
HIS SCENARIO IS CORRECT,
DIVERSIONARY ATTACK WOULD HAVE BEEN THE
COLLISION OF THE PLANES INTO THE
EXPLOSIVES PLANTED IN
NEW MEXICO TECH EXPERT SAYS
Posted: 14 September 2001
By Olivier Uyttebrouck,
Journal Staff Writer
Televised images of the
attacks on the World Trade Center suggest that explosives
devices caused the collapse of both towers, a New Mexico Tech
explosion expert said Tuesday. The collapse of the
buildings appears "too methodical" to be a chance result of
airplanes colliding with the structures, said Van Romero, vice
president for research at New Mexico Institute of Mining and
"My opinion is, based on the
videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World
Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the
buildings that caused the towers to collapse," Romero
Romero is a former director of the Energetic
Materials Research and Testing Center at Tech, which
studies explosive materials and the effects of explosions on
buildings, aircraft and other structures.
Romero said he based his
opinion on video aired on national television
broadcasts. Romero said the collapse of the structures resembled
those of controlled implosions used to demolish old
structures. "It would be difficult for something from the plane to
trigger an event like that," Romero said in a phone
interview from Washington, D.C.
Romero said he and another
Tech administrator were on a Washington-area subway
when an airplane struck the Pentagon. He said he and
Denny Peterson, vice president for administration and
finance, were en route to an office building near the Pentagon
to discuss defense-funded research programs at Tech.
If explosions did cause the
towers to collapse, the detonations could have been
caused by a small amount of explosive, he said.
"It could have been a relatively small amount of explosives placed
in strategic points," Romero said. The explosives likely
would have been put in more than two points in each of
the towers, he said.
< ROMERO SAID
THAT IF HIS SCENARIO
IS CORRECT, THE
WOULD HAVE BEEN THE
THE PLANES INTO THE
The detonation of bombs within the towers is
consistent with a
common terrorist strategy, Romero said.
"One of the things
terrorist events are noted for is a
and secondary device," Romero said.
Attackers detonate an
initial, diversionary explosion that
personnel to the scene, then detonate a
second explosion, he
said. Romero said that if his scenario is
diversionary attack would have been the
collision of the
planes into the towers.
Tech President Dan Lopez
said Tuesday that Tech had NOT been asked to take part
in the investigation into the attacks. Tech often
assists in forensic investigations into terrorist attacks,
often by setting off similar explosions and studying the
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