We all know the official story of September 11th: four jetliners were hijacked by groups of four and five Arabic men armed with box cutters, who proceeded to fly three of the four jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Subsequently the World Trade Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and fires, collapsed into piles of rubble. The FBI had compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was so obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the operation from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to seriously investigate the crime or produce evidence. The “retaliatory” attack on the Taliban would soon commence.
Is this story true? Its central assumptions have never been tested by an official government body whose members lack obvious conflicts of interest. There are numerous red flags in the official story, which requires a long series of highly improbable coincidences. Questioning that story is an act of responsible citizenship.
That IS the question of our time: will we as a society ever come together and solve the complex puzzle known as 9/11?
On this day, 11 years ago, this nation embarked on a bold frontier: to eradicate all terrorists from the planet that meant to do harm to the United States and it’s allies. Terrorists are everywhere: under our beds, in our suitcases, in our pants, even in our drinks. In a previous article, The Growth Of The United States Police State Since 9/11, I wrote about how 9/11 was the premier event used to start the U.S. down the road to becoming a total and complete police state.
The Official Response to the Attack
The aftershocks of the attack began immediately and continue to reverberate. So did its exploitation, primarily as a pretext for wholesale violations of civil liberties, the
disappearance of government accountability, and a series of invasions of Central and West Asian countries.
On the day of the attack the television networks suspended normal programming and began wall-to-wall 24-hour “coverage” that would last a week, filling out the script of Osama bin Laden as mastermind of the attack with lots of background stories about Islamic terror. The networks’ coverage of Ground Zero was framed almost exclusively as a human interest story of the tragedy of lost life and the rescue operation that soldiered on with “hope against hope.” Questions about the plausibility of the official explanation of the collapses and about what officials were doing with the evidence of this vast crime went unasked.
On September 13th the White House announced that there was “overwhelming evidence” that bin Laden was behind the attacks.
Shutdowns and Evacuations
Evacuations of large buildings in major cities around the nation started soon after the towers in New York started crumbling. This clearly helped to bolster the psychological impact of the attack.
A shutdown in civil aviation went into effect on the morning of September 11th. Takeoffs were forbidden, and all aircraft in the air were ordered to land, in most cases at airports that were not their destinations. Starting September 13th certain charter jets were quietly allowed to fly,
picking up members of the bin Laden family and spiriting them out of the country.
The Bush Administration submitted the 342-page USA PATRIOT Act to Congress on September 24th, 2001, just 13 days after the attack. Other legislation would follow, but most of the policies enacted in the name of the War on Terror would be accomplished through executive orders.
Two Senators who attempted to slow the passage of the PATRIOT Act received letters containing Anthax.
Is 9/11 really an inside job? Most of the public believe there is more to the official 9/11 story but most people are afraid to ask for a new investigation for fear of ridicule and being unpatriotic. I believe it is a patriotic duty to ask these questions and to finally get to the bottom of what really happened on 9/11. Do you really believe that Osama bin Laden was the orchestrator of the 9/11 attacks?
Front row, from left: Major Gen. Hamid Gul, director general of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Willian Webster; Deputy Director for Operations Clair George; an ISI colonel; and senior CIA official, Milt Bearden at a Mujahideen training camp in North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan in 1987. (source RAWA)
From the article Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11:
We Created Al Qaeda to Fight the Soviets in Afghanistan
Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on CNN that the U.S. organized and supported Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s to fight the Soviets.
Brzezinski told Al Qaeda’s forefathers – the Mujahadin:
We know of their deep belief in god – that they’re confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over – there is yours – and you’ll go back to it some day, because your fight will prevail, and you’ll have your homes, your mosques, back again, because your cause is right, and god is on your side.
CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates confirmed in his memoir that the U.S. backed the Mujahadin in the 1970s.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agrees:
From the website 9-11 Review.com:
The 9/11 Myth
The official myth of the 9/11/01 attack was rolled out on the day of the attack. Its major elements are:
●Sleeper cells of Islamic terrorist directed by Osama bin Laden hijack four jetliners using only primitive weapons (boxcutters).
●The hijackers fly two of the planes into the Twin Towers.
●The hijackers fly the third plane into the Pentagon, later causing part of the building to collapse.
●Passengers on the fourth plane attack the hijackers, causing the plane to crash in Pennsylvania.
●The towers, weakened by fires, collapse.
There is no public evidence that strongly supports any of these claims. The contents of the jetliners’ black boxes have never been made public. Records of the alleged calls from the planes have never been produced. Interviews with air traffic controllers have been destroyed. The steel from the collapsed World Trade Center buildings was rapidly recycled without forensic examination. The blueprints for those buildings have remained off-limits to the public. The FBI, by its own admission, has failed to turn up “a single piece of paper” linking the alleged hijackers to the plot.
Dissecting the official myth reveals a set of two memes:
●Islamic militants hijack jetliners with simple weapons.
●Jumbo-jet crashes cause buildings to collapse.
These memes function primarily on a subconscious level. They are reinforced through repetition, and bypass rational argument. Memes spread through reinforcement. The first meme is reinforced by the repeated success of the alleged teams of hijackers in taking over the flights. The second meme is reinforced by the collapses of both of the towers hit by jetliners, and the collapse of a portion of the Pentagon above the crash zone. Building 7 was not hit by a plane, but its collapse aids the second meme by making steel buildings seem prone to collapse. Repetition of unlikely events is even more unlikely in fact, but is favorable for the meme.
Memes can succeed in spite of the absence of precedent, and of contradictions to easily demonstrated facts. The fact that no steel high-rise has ever collapsed from fires, and the fact that no steel building has ever collapsed in a top-down manner, did not stand in the way of the second meme.
I hope I helped start you off in the right direction first, by making you question the events of 9/11, next, by wanting to investigate further into these events. You will be travelling deep down the rabbit hole. There are so many theories, you will have to sift through the more incredible ones to get to the factual ones. But in the end, you will be more informed than ever before and you can pass on what you have learned and hopefully soon, we will be able to stand up TOGETHER and DEMAND a new investigation into the terrible events of September 11, 2001. Our combined voices WILL be heard!
Here are just a few of the sites on the web that are fully dedicated to finding out the truth.
9-11 Review A Resource for Understanding the 9/11/01 Attack
Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth
9/11 Research: An Independent Investigation of the 9-11-2001 Attack
Pilots For 9/11 Truth
9/11 Blogger: Paying Attention to 9/11 Related News
The 9/11 Truth Movement
Global Research: 9/11 and War on Terrorism
Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Patriots Question 9/11
There are many more but these pages are a great place to start your research.