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9/11 Truthers, I’m going to write something that may make many or some of you angry.  I ask that you “hear me out” or “read me out” before passing judgment. 

I think that we should give up. 

I consider myself a 9/11 Truther and I don’t believe any less that the horrible crime was made even more unconscionable by the fact that the government of The FUSA committed the crime.  I know as well as any of you that The Regime did it, that 9/11 was an inside job. 

When I say I know as well as any of you, I mean that on more than one level.  I truly believe that most 9/11 Truthers don’t want a brand new investigation in order to find The Regime guilty, imprison them and throw away the key.  I believe most 9/11 Truthers want a transparent investigation in which anybody and everybody whom the defense or prosecution thinks may have been involved can be called to testify, must testify and must testify at the hearing/trial under oath.  There should be no exemptions for anyone. 

9/11 Truthers want all questions asked concerning the most horrible crime committed in the history of the USA (now The FUSA).  All of the questions that have been asked in books such as “The New Pearl Harbor”, all of the questions asked by Truthers online, all questions should be allowed.

I believe that 9/11 Truthers would be satisfied if they could be convinced that the hearing was honest, open, impartial and unbiased at all levels, that all who should be called are called and are forced to testify under oath and that all evidence is presented. 

If those judging this hearing adjudicated in favor of The Regime, Truthers would be extremely disappointed, but could accept the judgment.  This is what I believe.  I believe that Truthers want the truth, they don’t want to find The Regime guilty unless it is guilty.  Let them and their representatives present whatever facts and witnesses that they are allowed to legally present.

Having said all of that, it’s obvious that this will never happen. 

I’ve never done much deep research into the attack at Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK or the Oklahoma City bombing.  9/11 is the first time I’ve ever become intently serious about the possibility that those in high places, those who one is raised to believe are almost perfect, could conspire to accomplish something as grand as 9/11.

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In truth, when my wife watched 9/11 unfold on television, her first words were, “Bush did this.” 

I didn’t think much of Bush, especially after the 2000 election.  I guess that was a conspiracy in which I believed, wasn’t it?  So I didn’t respond to her comment.  We didn’t have an argument.  I didn’t respond with an automatic, “That’s ridiculous.”  It’s difficult how I felt about it.  I listened and waited for our president to lead us in defense of our nation.

I gave up on Bush very quickly because he began talking about invading Iraq very quickly.  I joined protests against a war that had nothing to do with what happened on September of 2001. 

I then saw David Ray Griffin on C-Span.  That was the first I heard any of the arguments for the case that 9/11 didn’t happen the way The Regime said it happened.  It was the first time I heard any of the arguments for making our government complicit in the “attack”.

I’ve seen and heard the evidence that could prove that our government planned and carried out 9/11.  I’ve seen and heard those arguments rebuffed. 

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On Friday, August 31, I was listening to “Brunch With Bernie”, a segment which Thom Hartmann broadcasts on his radio show every Friday.  The segment presents Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont giving his opinion on many of the issues of the day and, in many cases, interacting with those who call into The Thom Hartmann Show.

I don’t know what this particular caller was referring to.  I either didn’t hear it well or I’ve forgotten.  It may or may not have had anything to do with 9/11 conspiracies.  I did hear the words that exited from Senator Sanders’ mouth.  Those words were, “I don’t believe in conspiracy theories.” Up until that moment, if I heard someone who could help Truthers in their quest for a real hearing about what happened on 9/11 say those words, I would have become angry enough to spit nails.

In fact, I’d recently seen a History Channel presentation entitled “9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Fact or Fiction.” 

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