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The Star Wars Beam Weapons
Star Wars Directed-Energy Weapons (DEW)
(A focus of the Star Wars Program)

Dr. Judy Wood and Dr. Morgan Reynolds
(originally posted: October 17, 2006)

Appendix 1
At the time this article was being developed, many people expressed disbelief that energy weapons existed outside of science fiction until they were reminded of the Star Wars Program, also known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)*. The name of this article was chosen as a reminder that energy weapons do exist and have been developed over 100 years. Most of this technology is classified information. It can also be assumed that such technology exists in multiple countries. The purpose of this article was to begin to identify the evidence of what happened on 9/11/01 that must be accounted for. In doing so, the evidence ruled out a Kinetic Energy Device (bombs, missiles, etc.) as the method of destruction as well as a gravity-driven "collapse."

*SDI was created by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983.1 It is thought that SDI may have been first dubbed "Star Wars" by opponent Dr. Carol Rosin, a consultant and former spokeswoman for Wernher von Braun. However, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) historians attribute the term to a Washington Post article published March 24, 1983, the day after the Star Wars speech, which quoted Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy describing the proposal as "reckless Star Wars schemes."2 Before it was named the "Star Wars Program (SDI) in 1983, it was the Advanced Space Programs Development.3
12/12/10 -- Dr. Judy Wood
1Strategic Defense Initiative, Wikipedia,
2Sharon Watkins Lang. SMDC/ASTRAT Historical Office. "Where Do We Get Star Wars?", The Eagle. March 2007.
3 Robert M. Bowman, former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations.

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Appendix E

Jump to: Energy

Appendix F, nuke related

(WTC1: Dec. 1970-Sept.2001)
(WTC2: Jan. 1972-Sept.2001)


World Trade Center Stats:
200,000 tons of steel
425,000 cubic yards of concrete
43,600 windows
12,000 miles of electric cables
Had its own zip code, 10048

Each Tower:
Had 110 floors
208 ft by 208 ft at base
?Weighed 500,000 tons
1,368 ft high (north tower)
1,362 ft high (south tower)
Contained 198 miles of heating ducts
97 elevators for passengers, 6 for freight

Note: 425,000 yd3 x 363 (in3/yd3)x (0.086 x 60%)lb/in3 x (ton/2,000 lbs)= 511,583 tons
Assuming this value is for both towers, one tower would be 256,000 tons.

(March 27, 1976 - March 26, 2000)


Height of Dome: 250 ft. to apex;
Height of Cylinder: 133 ft., 6 in. to top ring
Diameter of dome: 660 ft., inner diameter


Site: 23.9 acres (includes building and one parking lot).
Building area: 9.34 acres.
Roof area: 7.85 acres.
Height: 250 feet.
Diameter: 660 feet (inside wall);
720 feet (encompassing outside ramps).
Volume: 67 million cubic feet within outside columns.
Exhibit space: 190,400 square feet (Arena & 100 level concourse)..
Structural steel: 443 tons.
Concrete: 52,800 cubic yards.


Building area: 9.34 acres
Roof area: 7.85 acres
Height: 250 feet
Diameter: 660 feet (inside wall)
720 feet (exterior walls)
Volume: 67 million cubic feet
Exhibit space: 190,400 square feet
Weight: 130,000 tons
Structural steel: 443 tons
Concrete: 52,800 cubic yards

52,800 cubic yards x [(36)3 in3/yd3] x (0.86 lb/in3) x (1 ton/2,000 lb) = 105,928 tons
105,928 tons + 443 tons = 106,371 tons


From the Seattle Times

Dust choked downtown for nearly 20 minutes, blocking out the sun and leaving a layer of film on cars, streets and storefronts. The dust cloud reached nearly as high as the top of the Bank of America Tower and drifted northwest about 8 miles an hour.


Carefully placed explosives - 4,461 pounds in all - collapsed the 25,000-ton roof like a cake taken out of the oven too soon. More than 21 miles of detonating cord exploded in a flash. The Dome's roof ribs and columns looked like they had been electrified with lightning.

Rapid puffs of smoke followed, and the massive roof ribs that formed the Dome's 20 arches buckled first in three pie-shaped wedges. Then came the remaining three roof wedges, followed instantly by explosions in the support columns and in the roof's tension ring, which had held the roof together by exerting 8 million pounds of force around its base.

While nearly all of the Dome, which once weighed about 130,000 tons, collapsed in on its own "footprint," chunks of concrete flew onto rooftops. The force of the blasts broke windows at the Salvation Army and Turner Construction buildings on Fourth Avenue South, and at F.X. McRory's steakhouse on South King Street. Residents of the nearby Florentine Condominiums had been taken to the restaurant earlier that morning, but no one was injured.

A small army of street sweepers went into action moments after the blast. Businesses around the Dome were quick to reopen, with little damage reported. Engineers will survey adjacent buildings and structures over the next few days to assess any damage.

The implosion registered a magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale - a barely detectable ground motion that naturally visits the region once or twice a month. Scientists will use ground-vibration data from the implosion to learn more about the Seattle fault, which runs a few blocks south of the Kingdome.

By afternoon, the job of pulverizing and hauling away the Kingdome was under way, with hydraulic jackhammers breaking columns into chunks. A couple hundred people gathered close to the site, taking pictures and searching for bits of the building to take home.

The rubble is flatter than expected, only reaching about 30 feet high near the perimeter of the 9-acre Dome site. The Dome once stood 250 feet high.

Building Number of Floors Height (feet) Weight (tons)
1368 500,000
1362 500,000
Bankers Trust
250 130,000
Table 1. Buildings, and selected information.

[The timeline info to be moved to an Appendix?]

(9:26 a.m.): Rookie FAA Manager Bans All Take Offs Nationwide, Including Most Military Flights? Mineta Asserts He Issues Order Minutes Later

FAA Administrator Jane Garvey. [Source: FAA]

Time magazine later reports that Jane Garvey, head of the FAA, "almost certainly after getting an okay from the White House, initiate[s] a national ground stop, which forbids takeoffs and requires planes in the air to get down as soon as is reasonable. The order, which has never been implemented since flying was invented in 1903, applie[s] to virtually every single kind of machine that can takeoff–civilian, military, or law enforcement." Military and law enforcement flights are allowed to resume at 10:31 a.m. (see 10:31 a.m.) A limited number of military flights–the FAA will not reveal details–are allowed to fly during this ban. [Time, 9/14/2001] Garvey later calls it "a national ground stop ... that prevented any aircraft from taking off." [US Congress, 9/21/2001] Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta later says he was the one to give the order: "As soon as I was aware of the nature and scale of the attack, I called from the White House to order the air traffic system to land all aircraft, immediately and without exception." [US Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, 9/20/2001] According to Mineta, "At approximately 9:45 ... I gave the FAA the final order for all civil aircraft to land at the nearest airport as soon as possible." [9/11 Commission, 5/23/2003] At the time, 4,452 planes are flying in the continental US. A later account states that Ben Sliney, the FAA’s National Operations Manager, makes the decision without consulting his superiors, like Jane Garvey, first. It would be remarkable if Sliney was the one to make the decision, because 9/11 is Sliney’s first day on the job as National Operations Manager, "the chess master of the air traffic system." [USA Today, 8/13/2002] When he accepted the job a couple of months earlier, he had asked, "What is the limit of my authority?" The man who had promoted him replied, "Unlimited." [USA Today, 8/13/2002] Yet another account, by Linda Schuessler, manager of tactical operations at the FAA Command Center where Sliney was located, says, "... it was done collaboratively ... All these decisions were corporate decisions. It wasn’t one person who said, ‘Yes, this has got to get done.’"[Aviation Week and Space Technology, 12/17/2001] About 500 planes land in the next 20 minutes, and then much more urgent orders to land are issued at 9:45 a.m. (see (9:45 a.m.)). [USA Today, 8/13/2002; Time, 9/14/2001; USA Today, 8/13/2002; US Congress, 9/21/2001; Aviation Week and Space Technology, 6/3/2002; Newsday, 9/23/2001; Associated Press, 8/19/2002; Newsday, 9/10/2002]

Entity Tags: Jane Garvey, Ben Sliney, Norman Mineta, Federal Aviation Administration, Linda Schuessler

9:30 a.m.: United Flights Are Instructed to Land Immediately; American Follows Suit

United Airlines begins landing all of its flights inside the US (Note: All planes nationwide were already ordered down at 9:26 a.m. (see (9:26 a.m.)) and told to land in a reasonable amount of time. Now they’re told to land immediately.) American Airlines begins landing all of their flights five minutes later. [Wall Street Journal, 10/15/2001]

Entity Tags: United Airlines, American Airlines

(9:45 a.m.): Senior FAA Manager, on His First Day on the Job, Orders All Planes Out of the Sky Nationwide

FAA National Operations Manager Ben Sliney. [Source: Publicity photo]

Ben Sliney, FAA’s National Operations Manager, orders the entire nationwide air traffic system shut down. All flights at US airports are stopped. Around 3,950 flights are still in the air. Sliney makes the decision without consulting FAA head Jane Garvey, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, or other bosses, but they quickly approve his actions. It’s Sliney’s first day on the job. [USA Today, 8/13/2002; USA Today, 8/13/2002; MSNBC, 9/22/2001; CNN, 9/12/2001; New York Times, 9/12/2001; Associated Press, 8/12/2002; Associated Press, 8/19/2002; Newsday, 9/10/2002; USA Today, 8/13/2002; Washington Post, 9/12/2001] Seventy-five percent of the planes land within one hour of the order. [USA Today, 8/12/2002] The 9/11 Commission will later remark that this "was an unprecedented order" that the "air traffic control system handled ... with great skill." [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 29] The Washington Post has reported that Mineta told Monty Belger at the FAA: "Monty, bring all the planes down," even adding, "[Expletive] pilot discretion." [Washington Post, 1/27/2002] However, it is later reported by a different Post reporter that Mineta did not even know of the order until 15 minutes later. This reporter "says FAA officials had begged him to maintain the fiction." [Slate, 4/2/2002]

Entity Tags: Federal Aviation Administration, Norman Mineta, Jane Garvey, Monty Belger, Ben Sliney

(After 9:55 a.m.): Langley Fighters Receive Vague Order to Protect White House

The Langley F-16s headed to Washington are told that all planes in the US have been ordered to land (that command was given at 9:45 a.m.). According to the New York Times, at some point after this, someone from the Secret Service gets on the radio and tells the pilots, "I want you to protect the White House at all costs." [New York Times, 10/16/2001] F-16 pilot Honey (who is apparently Captain Craig Borgstrom) gives a similar, though less dramatic, account. At some point after the F-16s had set up a defensive perimeter over Washington, the lead pilot (again, Borgstrom) receives a garbled message about Flight 93 that isn’t heard by the other two pilots. "The message seemed to convey that the White House was an important asset to protect." Honey says he is later told the message is, "Something like, ‘Be aware of where it is, and it could be a target.’" Another pilot, codenamed Lou, says Honey tells him, "I think the Secret Service told me this." [Longman, 2002, pp. 76] Both Lou and Honey state they are never given clear and direct orders to shoot down any plane that day. [Longman, 2002, pp. 222]

Entity Tags: Craig Borgstrom, Secret Service

10:31 a.m.: Military and Law Enforcement Flights Resume

The FAA allows "military and law enforcement flights to resume (and some flights that the FAA can’t reveal that were already airborne)." All civilian, military, and law enforcement flights were ordered at 9:26 a.m. to land as soon as reasonably possible. [Time, 9/14/2001] Civilian flights remain banned until September 13. Note that the C-130 cargo plane that witnessed the Flight 77 crash (see 9.36 a.m.) and which came upon the Flight 93 crash site (see 10:08 a.m.) right after it had crashed was apparently not subject to the grounding order issued about an hour earlier.

Entity Tags: Federal Aviation Administration

10:31 a.m.: NEADS Does Not Pass Along NORAD Shootdown Order

According to the 9/11 Commission, NORAD Commander Major General Larry Arnold instructs his staff to broadcast the following message over a NORAD chat log: "10:31 Vice President [Cheney] has cleared us to intercept tracks of interest and shoot them down (see 10:14 a.m.) if they do not respond, per CONR CC [General Arnold]." NEADS first learns of the shootdown order from this message. However, NEADS does not pass the order to the fighter pilots in New York City and Washington. NEADS leaders later say they do not pass it on because they are unsure how the pilots should proceed with this guidance. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] The pilots flying over New York City claim they are never given a formal shootdown order that day.

Entity Tags: Richard ("Dick") Cheney, Northeast Air Defense Sector, Larry Arnold

Eyewitness testimony



    Interview Date: October 1, 2001

    I guess that's North Park. It's a big green, grassy area, and there's nothing there. As I was running up here, two or three more cars exploded on me. They weren't near any buildings at that point, they were just parked on the street. The traffic guys hadn't gotten a chance to tow anything yet, cause this was all during the first hour I guess of this thing happening. So there were still cars parked on the street that were completely independent of that. Three cars blew up on me, stuff was being thrown. I went home all bruised that day. Thank God it was only bruises. I just ran into this park along with a bunch of other people, and stuff was still blowing up, I don't think I looked back, but you couldn't see anything, everything was just black. I was running and I was falling over people, cause people were crawling on the ground cause they couldn't see anymore. I just kept on running north. I could smell water, so I just kept on running towards the water, cause I knew that my coat was on fire, and I figured well, if I can see a boat over the water, I'm just gonna jump onto the boat and take that thing to Jersey, cause no one wants to blow up Jersey. Stuff is still blowing up behind me, as I'm running. I can hear stuff exploding. I could hear rumbling, the street under me was moving like I was in an earthquake. I've been in those, so I know what they feel like. It felt like an earthquake. There was no where safe to go. As I was running north in this park, and then I could start seeing again a little bit, and I just kept looking in the sky. Cause the captain was saying there's another plane heading in our direction, I was looking for another plane. I saw something in the sky, it was a plane, but it was way out. It looked like it was over Jersey or something, then it wasn't there anymore. I saw a small fireball, and it was gone. I saw two other planes. One came in one way, and the other came in the other way, and there was a plane in the middle that was way far off in the distance. Then the plane in the middle just disappeared into a little fire ball. It looked like the size of a golf ball from where I could see it. And the other two planes veered off into opposite directions. I just kept on running north. About fifteen blocks later, I had no idea that that was just the first tower that had come down.


    We went across the lobby of the hotel, going north, and we exited and made a right going towards the second tower, the south tower. We must have walked about 100-200 feet to revolving doors, which led into a hallway to where the mall was. I could see maybe 20, civilians and I believe Ladder 25, which was about another 100 to 150 feet ahead of us. As we came in through the revolving doors, the lights went out. A second or two later everything started to shake. You could hear explosions. We didn't know what it was. We thought it was just a small collapse.

    As I looked straight ahead of me, I saw total darkness. Everything was coming our way like a wave. The firefighters that were ahead of us and the civilians that were ahead of us totally disappeared. We turned around. We were all pretty much within ten feet of each other: lieutenant, chauffeur, roof, OV, can. As we turned around, I ran probably maybe ten feet and that's when the body of the building or body of the collapse hit, and we were flying through the air basically. I must have flown 30, 40 feet through the air. Then total quiet. You couldn't breathe. You couldn't see anything.

  • Energy

Could this have something to do with Zero-Point energy?


John Hutchison in "Free Energy - The race to Zero Point" Shows more about the Hutchison Effect and footage of it in action. Levitation of objects, fusion of metal and wood and other bizarre effects.




Final note:

Figure 100. But, clearly the bathtub survived. This is a view from the footprint of WTC1. Notice the parking structure that was under WTC6 survived.

References and other reading material:

Introducing the Particle-Beam Weapon
Dr. Richard M. Roberds
Air University Review, July-August 1984

BEAR (Beam Experiments Aboard a Rocket) Project. Volume 1: Project Summary
Report Date: 01 JAN 90

"The BEAR experiment successfully demonstrated operation of an NPB accelerator and propagation of the neutral beam as predicted in space, obtained first-of-a-kind NPB space physics data, and demonstrated the ability of the BEAR accelerator to survive recovery and to continue operating normally. No unanticipated phenomena were encountered that would significantly delay further development of NPB technology for defensive, space-based weapon systems."

November 1997


July 1998

Millimeter-wave energy to be used in a weapon
Peter Clarke
EE Times
(06/06/2001 2:02 PM EDT)

Now You See, Now You Don’t
The Pentagon’s blinding lasers.
September 27, 2002

WTC Victims May Have Been 'Vaporized'
Associated Press Writers

Microwave Steel: Faster, Cleaner, Cheaper
Source: Michigan Technological University
Date: January 26, 2004

Microwave beam weapon reportedly to be deployed in Iraq
Peter Clarke
Silicon Strategies
(09/21/2004 9:43 AM EDT)

Beam weapons almost ready for battle
Directed energy could revolutionize warfare, expert says
By Leonard David
Senior space writer
Updated: 1:10 p.m. ET Jan 11, 2006

The first US 747-400 Airborne Laser aircraft under construction at a Boeing production facility. (AFP)
US hails airborne laser as weapons milestone
Last Update: Sunday, October 29, 2006. 10:06am (AEDT)

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer Sat Oct 28, 12:37 AM ET

WICHITA, Kan. - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency rolled out an airborne
laser aircraft on Friday, the latest development in a missile-defense
system that was once ridiculed as a "Star Wars" fantasy.

In a ceremony at the Boeing Co.'s Integrated Defense Systems facility in
Wichita, the agency announced it was ready to flight test some of the
low-power systems on the ABL aircraft, a modified Boeing 747-400F designed
to destroy enemy missiles.

Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering III, director of the Missile Defense Agency,
said he embraced early critics' comparison of the laser-equipped plane to
the Star Wars movies.
(retreived on October 29, 2006)

Space Based Laser [SBL]
by Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
Last Updated December 02, 2005 2:40:54 P.M.

Weapons in Space
by Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Neutral Particle Beam (NPB)
by Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Directed Energy Weapons

Weaponization of Space: Understanding Strategic and Technological Inevitabilities
Authors: Thomas D. Bell; AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
JAN 1999

Space-Based Attack Weapons

USAF Detachment 8 Continues US Research Into EMP-Microwave Weapons
Posted 07-Mar-2006 09:09

"The Air Force is awarding a $24 million to be split among these eight companies. DID lists the companies involved in the current contract, and also notes previous contracts along similar lines that extend back to 1994"

US military scores laser success
Tuesday, 5 November, 2002, 23:53 GMT

"The US army has, for the first time, shot down an artillery shell in flight using a high-powered laser weapon. ...Two years ago, it successfully shot down a Katyusha rocket, but in Monday's test it managed to destroy a shell moving at a higher speed. ... The test took place at the White Sands missile range in New Mexico."

"Lasers were behind the space-based missile defence shield idea, labelled "Star Wars", first suggested by US President Ronald Reagan in 1983. "

DoD News Briefing
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen
Monday, April 28, 1997 - 8:45 a.m. EDT

Scientific American: Feature: A Unified Theory
Steven Weinberg


04/22/2007 - Long-debated military satellite set for launch
03/12/2007 - The Space Review: The dozen space weapons myths
12/10/2006 - Russians misled into overreacting on space weapons
11/13/2006 - The Space Review: The trouble with space weapons treaties
03/06/2006 - Blackstar: Did Pentagon create orbital space plane?
09/09/2005 - “XSS-11 performs multiple satellite rendezvouses”
07/08/2005 - MSNBC: Arabs claim comet probe is ‘space weapon’ (Deep Impact)
06/26/2006 - The Space Review: Terrorist Threat to Baykonur Cosmodrome?
06/14/2005 - USA Hyperventilating over "Space Weapons"
06/03/2005 - A Russian reality check on space weapons
06/01/2005 - Spectrum: Profile of BGen Duane Deal
06/01/2005 - Spectrum: "NORAD gets a makeover"
04/29/2005 - Fear and loathing in orbit -- Space robot‘s failure adds to confusion over weapons
02/15/2005 - Missing: One Russian spy satellite
04/16/2004 - The war of words over war in space
03/14/2004 - NASA Anxious of New Military Chief of Russian Space
Summer 2004 - Air & Space Power Journal: “The space campaign space-power theory (from James Oberg) applied to counterspace operations”, by Brent D. Ziarnick
06/02/2001 - New Scientist: The Heavens at War
05/17/2001 - USA Today: US Vulnerability in Space Deserves Attention Now
01/2001 - 'Astronomy': "Military Magic for Astronomy [Adaptive Optics]"
12/20/2001 - Play "Space Card" Against Source of Islamic Terrorism
06/12/2001 - American Legion: Space War
03/1999 - MISSILES FOR ALL: The New Global Threat
07/1984 - Pearl Harbor in Space

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Possibilities for Controlled Demolition (via Google)

low# Links
date (yy/mm/dd)
Google for thermite and CD (without WTC, Jones, 911, 9/11, mini-nukes) 7 11 06-12-08
Google for thermate and CD (without WTC, Jones, 911, 9/11) 13 20 06-12-03
Google for "nano-enhanced" (thermite or thermite) and CD 2 7 06-12-03

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Google fore "directed-energy weapons" and CD 145 456 06-12-03
Google for "beam weapon" and CD 91 215 06-12-03
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