The NIST Investigation
National Institute for Standards and Technology
Encounters Resistance, Pretends to Investigate
of Standards and Technology)
is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S.
Commerce Department's Technology Administration.
In NIST's May 7, 2003
News Release on the progress of its investigation,
there is clear evidence that the agency has been hampered
in its investigation by a lack of access to evidence.
which began long after the evidence at
had been recycled,
was funded with a budget of $30 million.
This contrasts with the $600,000 allocated by FEMA
to fund the only investigation of the building collapses
that functioned before the site had been mopped up.
It is apparent from reading NIST's website that its investigation
is being conducted strictly within the confines of the premise
of the official story --
that the collapses of the Twin Towers and Building 7 resulted
from the jetliner impacts.
A presentation about NIST's response to the disaster claims
there is a
"critical and urgent national need" to
"establish the probable technical causes of the collapses
and derive lessions to be learned",
but neither this presentation nor any other materials on the site
even mention the possibility that the collapses
were caused by controlled demolition.
NIST Response to the World Trade Center Disaster, 11/12/02
Study Suggests Design Flaws Didn't Doom Towers, New York Times, 10/20/04