Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cryptome, NIST, FOIA, and Body Parts on 9/11

Before there was Wikileaks there was Cryptome, who posts a compendium of 9/11 research materials, in addition to other assorted outré finds.

The following 30 images were posted online on March 10, 2010 by the web service, in a zip file called wtc-nist-parts.zip, with the "parts" referring to "Body Parts Ejected from WTC 9/11," or so we are told, along with a brief introductory note: 
Cryptome
10 March 2010
These photos show disintegrated body parts ejected by an aircraft attack on
World Trade Center South Tower, New York, NY, 11 September 2001.
Photographer unknown.
From the National Institute of Standards and Technology FOIA Release of 3,160
Electronic Records of the WTC Collapse Investigation. Selections from Group 7
Disk 2 of 3.

The photos appear to be scanned from hardcopy and enlarged, presumably for
close study by NIST researchers.
The scans are about 20MB each, compressed here, uncropped.
Cryptome received the images as part of a Freedom of Information request, materials released by NIST, but something is very strange about this case. A letter is provided explaining matters:
United States Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899

March 1, 2010

John Young
Cryptome.org
251 West 89th Street, Suite 6E
New York, NY 10024

Dear Mr. Young:

This is the final response to your February 10, 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in which you requested "copies of the CDs provided to ABC News."

Your request was received in our Public and Business Affairs Office and then forwarded to the FOIA Office for action. Your request was received at the FOIA Control Desk on February 16, 2010, and was assaigned FOIA Log #10-069.

NIST is releasing three thousand one hundred sixty (3,160) electronic records responsive to your request on the enclosed eleven (11) disks.

Some documents being released may be copyrights owned by private individuals or organizations, and may be subject to restrictions on use. You may want to obtain legal advice prior to further dissemination.

Sincerely,

Catherine S. Fletcher
Freedom of Information Act Officer

In my experience, it can take upwards of a year to get an initial letter acknowledging a private citizen's request for information under the FOIA law. To receive a polite letter within three weeks is unheard of, let alone receiving the actual material sought---herein,  a volume of materials of a mindbogglingly vast scale. Did Cryptome have to pay for the eleven disks needed to store the electronic data?

Also, FOIA does not allow for fishing expeditions. A request as broad as "copies of the CDs provided to ABC News," begs the question where did Cryptome learn that ABC News had received such a large volume of raw materials?

It's clear to me that Cryptome is being used for an official disbursement of yet more fraudulent materials. The photo record from September 11th, 2001, is a massively doctored and fraudulent affair---everything from the debris images to almost every single narrative point in the written record, all is a manufactured fiction.


Liberty St. looking north, Rear roof of Marriott with debris.

Looking north from Cedar St., East side [rear] of Marriott, WTC 2 at right

Looking north from Cedar St., East (back) side of Marriott, WTC 2 at right

Looking east from West St. between Liberty & Cedar St.

Corner West St & Liberty St. looking north-east, WTC 2 ahead.

Cedar St. looking east, 90 West Street on right, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on left.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church between Liberty and Cedar Streets.


Looking north from Cedar St., West St. to the left, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to the right.

Why is this goddamn parking lot only a quarter filled on a busy weekday morning?

Looking north-west from Cedar St & West St. with South Bridge ahead.

Under scaffolding at 90 West St. [?]

Looking north from scaffolding at 90 West Street.


Looking north from Cedar St., St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to left, Marriott and WTC 2 ahead

Cedar St. looking east at Washington St. Deutsch Bank Building ahead.

Washington St. looking southeast at Deutsch Bank Building loading dock
Washington St. looking southeast at Deutsch Bank Building loading dock

Washington St. looking south, with Deutsch Bank Building at left
Washington St. looking south, with Deutsch Bank Building at left
Washington St. looking south, with Deutsch Bank Building at left

Washington St. looking north at WTC 2
Washington St. looking north at WTC 2
Washington St. looking north at WTC 2

South-west corner Albany & Washington St.

Corner Albany & Washington St. looking south

Greenwich St. looking north at WTC Building 4


Greenwich St. looking north at WTC Building 4



Liberty St. looking west from corner Church/Trinity St., with Building 4 at right

West St. looking north east at Marriott & WTC 2, corner Liberty St.

5 comments:

Kristin doleshal said...

Wow...unbelievable...who took these pics?? I'm fascinated by the LACK of "jumpers"...these pics were obviously taken quite early and where r the 200 plus jumpers??? I've enlarged the pictures to their fullest and I do see scattered bloody, body parts everywhere, but I believe I only saw possibly two (partial) bodies. I know it may sound gruesome, but I an dumbfounded that with all the people down at ground zero and all the jumping,falling reported that we have basically NO pics of jumpers...I've only seen a few pics online and am not even sure if they are from 9 11. There must be SOME photographers that have proof of these poor souls plummeting to their deaths. You see video camera after video camera mounted on the walls of the Marriott hotel, the Deutsche bank and the WTC complex...these must have footage of the jumpers falling and landing, they obviously must have been confiscated by FBI, CIA never to be seen by any public.

Kristin doleshal said...

Wow...unbelievable...who took these pics?? I'm fascinated by the LACK of "jumpers"...these pics were obviously taken quite early and where r the 200 plus jumpers??? I've enlarged the pictures to their fullest and I do see scattered bloody, body parts everywhere, but I believe I only saw possibly two (partial) bodies. I know it may sound gruesome, but I an dumbfounded that with all the people down at ground zero and all the jumping,falling reported that we have basically NO pics of jumpers...I've only seen a few pics online and am not even sure if they are from 9 11. There must be SOME photographers that have proof of these poor souls plummeting to their deaths. You see video camera after video camera mounted on the walls of the Marriott hotel, the Deutsche bank and the WTC complex...these must have footage of the jumpers falling and landing, they obviously must have been confiscated by FBI, CIA never to be seen by any public.

sam greene said...

To kristin, the bodies you see in this picture are more than likely from Flight#11, as are the numerous body parts seen on Washington street. They were extruded thru tower #1 on impact. Approximately 51 of the passengers were identified with 8 intact enough to not need DNA. The picture shows tower#2 and the Marriott. You do not see jumpers here because the majority jumped from tower #1. Numerous bodies were seen on the roof of the Marriott which are not visible here.

Anonymous said...

Passengers lol....the "engine" and "tires/landing gear" were not from an 767. Most likely these were parts of people that were blown out of offices during initial impact and explosion.

Peter Humann said...

I didn't read all the comments but one of the questions asked was why was that lot only a quarter filled it's because it was over $50 to park there after 2 hours; my car was in that lot that morning I was trying to get it out when the second plane hit most of that debris was from the first plane body parts every where 2 cars in fire from I am assuming jet fuel.