Sunday, February 6, 2011

Witnesses at Pentagon on 9/11 Report Smelling Cordite, But Why?

After the September 11th attacks, hundreds of eyewitnesses told their stories. The stories varied, some contradicted, and overall they raised a lot of questions. One of the questions that was raised was why eyewitnesses reported smelling "cordite" or "gun smoke". Speculation has been floating around (Possibly based on the following quote.) that perhaps the smell of cordite means that secondary explosives had been set off at the Pentagon. This theory is a valid one, but my intention is to show that that idea is unlikely and even has a much more likely and reasonable explanation.

"Even before stepping outside I could smell the cordite. Then I knew explosives had been set off somewhere."Don Perkal

"We saw a huge black cloud of smoke, she said, saying it smelled like cordite, or gun smoke." - Gilah Goldsmith