Conspiracy theorist David Icke has backed a report which states that one of the 9/11 towers in New York did not collapse due to fire.
Icke, 67, has long argued Building 7 (WTC 7) exploded in a controlled demolition.
It sat right next to the Twin Towers and fell at 5.20pm on the afternoon of September 11 – more than six hours after they tumbled to the ground.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – an agency of the US Department of Commerce – ruled in 2008 it was the first tall building to ever collapse primarily because of fire.
However, a new report claims this would not have been possible.
Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) put forward the shocking assertion following a four-year computer modelling study funded by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
Icke – who believes the world is ruled by an inter-dimensional race of reptiles – is set to release The Trigger on Wednesday, a book that will address controversial conspiracies surrounding the terror attack.
The former football pundit told Daily Star Online: “Building 7 came down in the most blatantly obvious controlled demolition you’ll ever see.
“I quote in The Trigger a series of engineers and architects who say basically the same.
“The official story from the government is that Building 7 came down because of office furnishings fires.”
Following the terror attack, a 9/11 Commission was appointed by George Bush to investigate the atrocity.
Icke continued: “They had a massive problem with Building 7 because obviously office furnishings fire would never have brought the building down.
“If it did, Building 7 was and remains to this day the only steel frame building in architectural history thats ever been brought down by a fire.
“An office furnishings fire would not get even remotely close to the heat you’d need to destabilise a building. So how did the 9/11 commission cope with this problem?
“They never mentioned Building 7 in their report.”
“There were some opinion polls done over the years and most people have no idea that three buildings fell, because the third one is the Achilles’ heel of the whole story.”
However, a raft of demolition experts have dismissed the controlled explosion theory.
Mark Loizeaux, who runs one of the world’s leading demolition companies, Controlled Demolition Incorporated, said it would take months to design and prepare the structure for placement of the charges.
He told the BBC: “It’s noisy. There’s just no way to get around it. You go in, you knock out usually all the walls on the floors where you place explosives, gut them.”
“The amount of air that’s displaced will break windows easily. There were a lot of broken windows mainly through impact debris.
“But I didn’t see windows broken on the backs of building, only where debris falling from the towers struck it.
“But come round the back side, no windows were broken there.”
Dr Gene Corley, lead investigator for the first inquiry by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) added: “We looked at everything.
“Controlled demolition was ruled out because there was no evidence of controlled demolition.”