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Twenty Years On, We've Learned Nothing from 9/11

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Nothing upset the Washington Beltway elites more than when in a 2007 presidential debate I pointed out the truth about the 9/11 attacks: they attacked us because we've been in the Middle East, sanctioning and bombing the civilian population, for decades. The 9/11 attackers were not motivated to commit suicide terrorism on the Twin Towers and Pentagon because they dislike our freedoms, as then-President Bush claimed. That was a self-serving lie.

They hated - and hate - us because we kill them for no reason. Day after day. Year after year. Right up until just a few days ago, when President Biden slaughtered Zemari Ahmadi and nine members of his family - including seven children - in Afghanistan. The Administration bragged about taking out a top ISIS target. But they lied. Ahmadi was just an aid worker, working for a California-based organization, bringing water to suffering Afghan village residents.

This horror has been repeated thousands of times, over and over, for decades. Does Washington believe these people are subhuman? That they somehow don't care about their relatives being killed? That they don't react as we would react if a foreign power slaughtered our families?

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright famously suggested in an interview that killing half a million Iraqi children with sanctions designed to remove Saddam Hussein from power was "worth it." It was an admission that the lives of innocents mean nothing to the Washington elite, even as they paint their murderous interventions as some kind of "humanitarian liberation." The slogan of the US foreign policy establishment really should be, "No Lives Matter."

The Washington foreign policy elites - Republicans and Democrats - are deeply corrupt and act contrary to US national interests. They pretend that decades of indiscriminate bombing overseas are beneficial to the victims and keep us safer as well. That is how they are able, year after year, to convince Congress to hand over a trillion dollars - money taken directly and indirectly from average Americans. They use fear and lies for their own profit. And they call themselves patriots.

The Washington establishment lied to us because they did not want us to stop for a second and try to understand the motive for the 9/11 attacks. Police detectives are not apologists for killers when they try to look for a motive for the crime. But the Washington elite did not want us to think about why people might be motivated to suicide attack. That might endanger their 100-year gravy train.

What was the real message of 9/11 to Americans? Give up your freedoms for the false promise of security. It's OK for the government to spy on all of us. It's OK for the TSA to abuse us for the "privilege" of traveling in our own country. We must continue to bomb people overseas. Don't worry it's only temporary.

So, twenty years on what have we learned from 9/11? Absolutely nothing. And we all know what the philosopher George Santayana said about those incapable of learning from history. I desperately hope that somehow the United States will adopt a non-interventionist foreign policy, which would actually protect us from another attack. I truly wish Americans would demand that their leaders learn from history. The only way to make us safe is to end the reign of the Washington killing machine.

 

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9/11 - The Federal Crimes reported here involve the 'bombings of places of public use and government facilities', in this case, WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7, by the 'use of pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries', killing almost 3,000 persons.

The President and Congress should review the evidence of Federal Crimes reported by 911lawyers.org/evidence.

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Representative Paul,

The statements in this article are powerful and need to be before the American public. Thank you. However, if one wants to break this murderous pattern, there is likely only one thing that has the power to awaken us, a recognition that 9/11 was an inside job.

It was, of course, an inside job. Asymmetrically-damaged buildings don't collapse symmetrically. Then they don't do it three times in the same day. Steel-superstructure buildings don't fall completely to the ground at (or very near) free fall acceleration when there are tens of thousands of tons of undamaged steel and concrete between the falling top and the ground. And, the top 15% of the North Tower can't (because of Newton's 3rd law of motion) destroy the 85% of the building intact below the crash site. It would, of course, be destroyed as it destroyed, meaning that the top could only crush another 15%, leaving 70% standing.

I am certain that awakening to the fact of how we have been manipulated by a false flag would bring a kind of unity to the American soul that it may have never seen before.

Please consider helping us take that next step.

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