This paper was first published in Feb. 2007. It received over 100 comments at op-ed news. It was republished in June 2009 and another 36 comments were added. It all still holds true, on the 16th anniversary.
President Obama has continued the 9-11 coverup. Meanwhile, many professionals- architects and engineers, intelligence officers, health care workers, as well as people who were there at the time, have challenged the official story. Meanwhile the crucial question was never asked.
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Anyone who has studied 9-11 at all
knows it was an inside job.
George W. Bush was not surprised. His brother Marvin's security company closed down one tower the week before and brought in lots of cables and other equipment. The towers, including building 7, were dropped by controlled demolition. The planes provided a dramatic cover story- great pix.
Rumsfeld had control of scrambling planes to intercept enemies transferred to himself, exclusively, a few months before. He was unreachable that morning, so no planes intercepted the four hijacked airliners. Instead, there was a "stand-down" of NORAD.
By some strange coincidence, a dozen
military air exercises were being run that morning, at least one of which
simulated planes crashing into buildings, so that the air traffic controllers
were confused about whether the "attack" was real or part of a drill.
The buildings were pulverized, but the passports of the hijackers were somehow left in a car and quickly "discovered". There was no investigation, only a coverup that blamed the CIA and recommended police state measures to prevent future "attacks".
Then there's the lack of plane parts and small hole at the Pentagon. The flying out of the Bin Laden family the next day. The millions made on selling airline stocks short by those in the know. The confusion about passenger lists. The rejection of FBI reports about possible terrorists at US flying schools. The trucking out of girders from the demolished towers before dawn, so that crucial evidence disappeared. The finding of thermite and demolition materials, in the rubble. And on and on.
There are so many videos that its hard to choose, but my favorites is 9-11 Mysteries at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6708190071483512003 If you are not certain that 9-11 was an inside job, please watch this video. It's 1 1/2 hours of factual material that will convince you. You owe it to yourself and all the rest of us to learn the truth about 9-11.
Most Americans, even those who are working for peace and justice, are reluctant to believe that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest actually planned and implemented 9-11, even though their long range plan (PNAC) clearly states that they need "a new Pearl Harbor". The Reichstag fire is a better parallel, since it was also an inside job.
Polls show widespread skepticism of the cover story, and suspicion that Bush allowed 9-11 to happen, ignoring warnings from abroad and from his own intelligence service. But to think that he actually helped plan it, that demolition charges were set in the Towers by his brother's company- that is a depth of evil that most of us can't even begin to contemplate.
Why is this? We all know so well what liars and connivers the Bush people are, how little they care for human life, or truth, or honor, how greedy they are for power and how ruthless they are in pursuing it. Why is it so hard to believe that they planned and carried out 9-11?
The degree of denial is astounding.
cover story is paper thin. Osama bin Laden was blamed within 24 hours, with no
investigation. It's obvious that the 9-11 Commission asked the wrong question,-
not whodunit, but why were the signals missed? It's obvious that Osama, no
matter how bright and charismatic, could not have orchestrated such a massive
attack from caves in Afghanistan. It's
obvious that the Saudi hijackers, if that's who they were, were allowed into
this country with no screening, allowed to take flight lessons, allowed to get
on airplanes with box cutters- but how could all this be known, when the twin
towers were pulverized? Etc. etc.