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