EPIC FAIL!Incendiaries, consisting of thermate or thermate possibly with additives such as barium nitrate
6. Do the chemicals discovered provide a complete thermite signature?
So far the argument seems to be that chemicals A, B, C and D are sometimes associated with thermite; Professor Jones has found them in his samples; therefore, in conjunction with other evidence (video of streams of metal from the WTC etc) this shows thermite may have been used at the World Trade Center. Although this sounds plausible at first, its deficient in some important areas.
First, theres very little information about how the levels of each chemical relate to a typical thermate mix, or what you might expect to find in a post-reaction thermate residue. For example, Professor Jones reports that his previously molten metal sample has (in spots) Aluminum (Al, possibly Al203) Sulfur (S) and Potassium, along with abundant Manganese. Despite thermate having far more aluminum than sulfur, though, Jones sample seems to show more sulfur than aluminum. Perhaps were misreading that, maybe the aluminum is consumed in the reaction while most sulfur survives: we dont know. But it seems to us that figuring out what the relative levels of these elements ought to be, after a thermite reaction, would be useful in proving (or disproving) the theory.
And second, there are other elements that are left out almost entirely. PROFESSOR JONES FINDS SULFUR ON HIS METAL SAMPLES, FOR INSTANCE, BUT DOESNT REPORT ANY BARIUM NITRATE, EVEN THOUGH THATS A MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE THERMATE MIX. IF THAT CANNOT BE SATISFACTORILY EXPLAINED, THEN SURELY THAT MEANS NO THERMATE, AT LEAST OF THE TYPE PROFESSOR JONES IS DESCRIBING?