911: Can You Handle The Truth?
9-11 is one of the most infamous days of our current time. Many people experienced the events of that day with surprise, shock, sadness, and anger. I am one of them.All of these emotions clouded my judgment until I early on discovered an entire, very credible counter culture for lack of a better term that from almost day one has researched and opposed the official government story parroted by the mainstream. This counter culture that involves people and experts from all walks of life has been mostly unable to get an honest spirited debate in the mainstream without being labeled nut cases and anti-American. Why is this?
DENIAL AND DISMISSAL
There should be a national and ongoing debate among participants of both sides of the aisle bringing key facts, figures, and witnesses to bear to bring into the open a true discussion. After all, if the government has nothing to hide, why is there no debate on one of the most important issues of our time, in which wars are being justified, liberties trashed, literally trillions of dollars spent, laws and agencies erected which are classically un-American or unconstitutional, and society re-engineered?
Obviously we are no longer truly free, if this debate is stifled in any way.
DEALING WITH PAINFUL REALITY
Perhaps we should first ask: Do you believe the official 9-11 story as told by our government and mainstream media from beginning to end?
We then come to the unavoidable question: Do you really want to know the truth about 9-11?
Most people will instinctively answer “yes of course” to this question, but reality differs from their answers much like it would if you were to ask someone if they recently lied or cheated.
WHY WE BELIEVE
If you do believe the official explanation entirely, It’s reasonable to ask: Do you always believe the government explanations on other issues, such as: the open borders issue, illegal immigration, the North American Union, liberal and socialist leanings in government control of schools, and unjust taxation? If you do not always accept the government story, what inclines you to accept the government’s stories about 9-11, but not other issues?
By the term “government” I do not mean the entire government, as many people in government are good people working toward honest, just endeavors. Possibly people in government get caught up in the engine of bureaucracy but there definitely is a pattern and a direction controlled by the few, not the majority. By the term government, what is meant in this paper is the controlling, most secretive criminal elements within the highest federal and state levels and their respective agencies.
Is it that you cannot accept that our government could be so ruthless, so evil?
Or, is it that the government is so bumbling, so incompetent, it was powerless to stop it or prevent it?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt once openly said, “Nothing in Government and politics happens by accident, you can bet if something happened it was well planned.” (Paraphrased)
J. Edgar Hoover famously said: “The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”
We should take heed of these words. If fact finding is just too painful to accept, that our government, at best knew 9-11 would occur and allowed it to happen for political and economic reasons, or did indeed engage in secret, clandestine, compartmentalized action to see that it occurred, can we at least acknowledge that fear and denial possibly drive our dismissals? Truth is often painful, this one more than most. Even the most cynical among us likely struggled with this epiphany – you would not be alone in this regard.
We must face the fact that these types of events known as “false flags” have been used by the power-hungry since recorded history. America is no different.
One is to believe however, that a country that put men on the moon in less then 8 years since a proclamation by President Kennedy, developed the atom bomb, and successfully fought and won WWII, and rebuilt Europe, is somehow currently inept and unable to do much correct today.
This is a false argument, that if this is the case, then those people making this argument must at least acknowledge that the country to which they wave their Chinese-made American flags continues to institute massive laws, regulations, and bureaucracies that will dominate our lives – what then, incompetence?
Pearl Harbor Information and the knowledge that we broke the Japanese code and knew of the impending attack before it happened is well documented. FDR conspired to provoke the Japanese to attack in the interest of unleashing American war fever. The evidence is so overwhelming; the grandson of Admiral Kimmel, the official scapegoat, work’s to clear his grandfather’s name.
The Gulf Of Tonkin incident it was officially revealed was fabricated by the Johnson administration and covered-up for decades. This incident surely was known by powerful people including military brass yet was successfully used as justification to widen our entanglement into Vietnam, leading to the deaths of over 58,000 US GI’s and many more Vietnamese.
The USS Liberty which was attacked by Israeli planes and PT Boats resulting in the deaths of American sailors and the near-sinking of a US warship, was also successfully covered up by the Johnson administration. Captain William McConagle, the commanding officer of the USS Liberty and his crew were told to “shut up” after this incident or face life in prison or even death. Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chief of Naval Operations and later Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, recalled being on a conference line after President Johnson recalled Naval ships that wanted to respond to the attack. Moorer heard Johnson say he “wanted that God-damned ship going to the bottom!” Obviously Johnson didn’t want anyone, or any evidence left, of this attack by our ally Israel.
Other major events or operations were covered up by the US Government
and media successfully for years that involved thousands of people.
These include but are not limited to:
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972) was another major experiment done for many years without being exposed. Tuskegee also represents the unconscionable sanctioned behavior of public health experiments on mostly poor and illiterate blacks. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is often cited as one of the greatest ethical breaches of trust between physicians and patients in the setting of a clinical study in the United States. It went on for 40 years until finally exposed by a whistle blower even while the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Medical Association, and the American Medical Association supported it.
Operation Northwoods , originating in 1962, was another secret plan covered up for decades that was formally released or unclassified in 1997. This was a plan to gain American public support for a war against Cuba and Fidel Castro involving various false flag actions including real or simulated state sponsored acts of terrorism . A few of the sanctioned false flag operations: destroying a US ship on purpose in Guantanamo Bay much like the USS Maine, hijacking planes, shooting down a replacement “drone” airliner supposedly filled with vacationing students, and sniper and bombing attacks in both Washington DC and Miami.
The plan was proposed by US Department of Defense Leaders including ring leader Lyman Louis Lemnitzer, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The plan was green-lighted all the way to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, but rejected by President Kennedy. Here we have a 9-11 style blueprint for proposing and supporting terror attacks on both innocent Americans and foreigners with the express interest of starting a war and getting the Americans to support it.
Clearly, the government can and has engaged in massive, dubious undertakings, and kept them from the public. I believe we have successfully shown that the “government is too incompetent” argument is at best a straw man creation that doesn’t hold much validity or truth. The government has a horrible track record in cover-ups and atrocities especially against their own people. Holding on this response then can only be a state of denial, or naiveté. This also shows cognitive dissonance is strong today, especially among Americans. Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it.
PNAC openly states the primary goal of US geopolitical and military
supremacy to come through preemptive wars like Iraq, huge increases
in military build-up and spending, as well as American political
and economic bullying and hegemony.
This quote appears in Chapter V, entitled “Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force”, which discusses the perceived need for the Department of Defense to “move more aggressively to experiment with new technologies and operational concepts”.
The full quote is as follows: “Further, the process of transformation,
even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one,
absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl
We are to believe doublethink now, that those in denial believe that the U.S. (Black Operations, shadow government, military industrial complex groups) couldn’t possibly pull off and cover up 9-11, but some guy in a cave with less than 1/100,000,000th of the resources or influence of the greatest superpower to grace the earth could pull it off and keep it secret from the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies and networks such as the CIA, NSA, Mos sad, MI6, ECHELON, and PROMIS. Incredible!
Let us now look at but a few of the many 9-11 smoking guns that have skeptics of the official story in an uproar:
NORAD STANDS DOWN
The media whose central function is supposed to be watch-dog of
government has mostly been a mockingbird for government news and
press releases without much investigative effort. We must ask ourselves
why? This will be addressed later.
According to William Losapio, “Some of these “exercises” included the following: Operation Northern Vigilance (fighters normally responsible for patrolling the Northeast are deployed to Alaska); Vigilant Guardian; Amalgam Warrior in conjunction with Global Guardian; Tripod II (a FEMA exercise involving a bio-attack on NYC scheduled for Sept 12), and an unnamed intelligence exercise that simulated a plane flying into government facilities (described by the government as a bizarre coincidence). Confusion due to these multiple drills likely paralyzed the response of NORAD and the FAA to the actual flights involved in 9/11, while placing FEMA and intelligence assets in NYC. Note that a similar ‘coincidence’ occurred with regards to the 7/7 bombings in London (simulations of terror bombings of the train were going on at precisely the time they occurred).” Another amazing coincidence!
For a complete 9-11 time line of drills go here. Also check another great resource here on these drills. Do you remember President George Bush telling the public that no one had any idea that plans such as 9-11 could or would be attempted? Condi Rice said the same basic thing, yet for years the government knew and was running drills for this very event! Even the 9-11 Commission Report led by those with nefarious connections said that the event was not prevented due to a “failure of imagination.” This 9-11 Commission is touched on later.
The imagination was certainly there as far back as 1995 and exposed
plans Project Bojinka or The
Bojinka Plot. Here is a master plot to destroy airliners and
also use airliners as missiles into strategic
MEDIA SELECTIVE MEMORY
PUT OPTIONS LINKED TO HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS
MONEY CONNECTION IGNORED
WTC 7 and TWIN TOWERS
Neither the Media nor any government agency ever fully investigated or explained how the BBC reported Building 7’s collapse a full 20 minutes before it happened. This discovery in particular led to a firestorm of controversy on the internet. The media never fully investigated nor held to task the leaseholder of the WTC complex Larry Silverstein, when he said on a PBS documentary that they decided to “pull” WTC 7. To watch a quick video of this go here. Here is another video. For extensive analysis and follow-up go here.
To quote Wikipedia: Silverstein said: “We’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it. And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse.” Silverstein’s spokesperson, Dara McQuillan, said in September 2005 that by “pull it” Silverstein was referring to the contingent of firefighters remaining in the building, and confirming that they should evacuate the premises.” It is interesting that it took almost a full 2 years to get an official response for this strange statement and no media or 9-11 Commission inquiry compelled the response. Patriotic citizens trying to gather facts helped force this revelation. That being said, the spokesperson’s claims are dubious at best. On the very same PBS documentary Silverstein used the term “pull”, another expert at the WTC clean-up also used the term pull to obviously mean demolish while describing how WTC 6 was going to be brought down. According to researcher Steve Watson, “The insurmountable problem with this explanation of Silverstein’s statement is that there were no firefighters inside WTC 7.”
And an article by James Glanz in the New York Times on November 29, 2001 says about WTC 7: “By 11:30 a.m., the fire commander in charge of that area, Assistant Chief Frank Fellini, ordered firefighters away from it for safety reasons.”
Watson adds, “Furthermore, even if he did mean “pull the
firefighters” then why did he say “pull it”, with
no reference to anything other than the building? Consider also
the timing: “they made that decision to pull and then we watched
the building collapse.” Could it really be possible that some
(nonexistent) fire brigade was removed from the building and just
at that moment (”then”) the building collapsed? Is there
really any doubt here about what Silverstein meant?”
It takes weeks, maybe even months to plan demolitions of this nature. How did this happen? No investigation. No media analysis or pursuit from any government agency including the 9-11 Commission.
MOLTEN METAL AND CORE COLUMNS ERASED FROM MEDIA
Jet fuel cannot possibly get hot enough to melt steel let alone cause steel to become molten and stay that way for weeks. The media never fully investigated the false claims that the Twin Towers were built poorly when these were some of the most robust, extensive structures with massive core columns and redundant steel sub frames, steel outer meshing, and steel networks designed to survive multiple plane strikes of similar severity that hit them on Sept. 11th. The 9-11 Commission Report denied the very existence of these massive, over-engineered core columns!! Instead they stated that the core of each of the Twin Towers was “a hollow steel shaft”. The media never fully investigated evidence of thermite or thermate which is routinely used to cut heavy steel and which photo evidence shows columns in the debris cut at 45 degree angles common with massive demolitions. A great Google video montage can be viewed here on this.
BUSH STATEMENTS AND BEHAVIOR
QUICK CEMENT OF STORY
LEAKS AND WHISTLES WERE THERE
Many people claim that if 9-11 was an inside job, where are those in government who have come out and blown the whistle? There are many who have come out but sadly many more who have been legally gagged (such as Sibel Edmonds) with threat of contempt, jail, or possibly worse. See some of her whistle blowing allegations here. Robert Wright was another whistle blower within the FBI that detailed how terrorists were being protected within the FBI. He was basically told to “shut up” and on national TV with Judicial Watch, tearfully said “All I can say is the Bush family vacations with the bin Ladens.” David Shayler formerly of British MI5 and Annie Machon also MI5 are two other whistle blowers who were threatened with arrest and had to leave in exile in fear of their lives over their testimonials.
Many firefighters and police in NY City have been muzzled and told to “shut up” about their opinions and testimonials of that day. This is not what a free society is about. Many of these people fear for their jobs, careers, families, and retirements. The truth is, the political and economic landscape of this nation does not favor nor merit whistle blowing of any type. It never has. The government doesn’t treat whistleblowers favorably, nor do connected businesses with vested interests in government contracts, nor do those who benefit economically from the official story. The people who have come forward are extremely courageous - they have thrown away their pensions, retirements, careers, and that of their families. Their lives have been threatened. Kevin Ryan of UL is a perfect example of another whistle blower who was penalized for his well founded beliefs and opinions of the collapses at the WTC. Ryan, an executive at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the company that certified the steel used in the construction of the World Trade Center, has questioned the common theory that fuel fires caused the Twin Towers to collapse.
After writing a letter to Frank Gayle of NIST disagreeing
with NIST’s findings, Ryan was fired from UL. Again, this
is another example that prevents many from coming forward and publicly
disagreeing with the official story. The system is entirely set
up to protect the status quo.
The media often attacks those who come forward or those who negate the official explanation with facts by demeaning them or demonizing them as crazy tinfoil-hat conspiracy kooks. Many are called un-American or traitors by those in power as well as the public. What rational person would come forward in this chaotic atmosphere? Not many, at least not in this country.
The media never fully investigated why Lieutenant Colonel Butler, an Air Force officer was disciplined for saying President Bush allowed September 11 attacks. The media never fully investigated all the documented and continued prior warnings to our government and intelligence by foreign nations and foreign intelligence agencies. The government nor mainstream media never fully investigated why certain government officials stopped flying or were warned not to fly before 9-11, including top military brass. For a must-see short video round-up of some of these warnings go here.
Neither the media nor government has ever fully investigated or held accountable the unheeded warning and report given to Condoleezza Rice a month before 9-11 outlining an imminent attack.
There are those who have come forward like the above mentioned patriots, many who have done so at their own peril, like hero William Rodriguez, last man pulled from the WTC wreckage,. Rodriguez’s own personal heroism saved numerous people that day as he went back into the first impacted tower to attempt to save his friends at “Windows of the World.” William risked his own life and was even hailed as a hero by the establishment media and this administration. He was later dropped like a hot potato and black-balled because his positions were different than the official story. Rodriguez heard and felt explosions coming from the sub-basement and even helped some people who were victims of this explosion, not caused by the plane nor jet fuel. His official testimony was never reported by the 9-11 Commission, the government or the media. Sadly, only foreign media and governments are listening to his heart-wrenching and compelling story. The man is a patriot and a hero, but he has been treated like dirt by our own government. Disgusting. For an incredible video testimony on William Rodriguez go here.
With all the secrecy of National Security and all the gate-keeping set up by the establishment is there no wonder there are not more whistle-blowers willing to come forward? Everything today is protected under national security, so how can people who may know the truth like Sibel Edmonds come forward? They cannot. They are prevented. We cannot expect criminals to allow testimony and evidence damaging to their plot to come forward.
9-11 COMMISSION COVER-UPS?
The President and his administration were quick to pass civil rights restricting laws such as the misnamed Patriot Act and create larger government bureaucracy in Homeland Security, but still no official investigation.
After relentless pressure, President Bush succumbed to a makeshift investigation in which he appointed “insider” Henry Kissinger to take the lead. Outraged by this selection, the 9-11 victims’ familes rejected Kissinger for his failure to disclose private clients which included the Saudis as well as other Middle East connections and the military industrial complex. Kissinger also has a well known and sordid past of cover-ups and finessing the truth. Not a good start or a wise choice for real investigation.
Finally a commission was selected in which Executive Director Philip Zelikow controlled the flow of information to be investigated called the Kean-Hamilton 9-11 Commission. Zelikow’s ties to Condoleezza Rice and the Bush administration are undeniable and glaringly obvious. The thrust of this commission’s focus it seemed from that day was to prove the official version of events. The media did not hold the Bush administration or the selections accountable.
As author and columnist Justin Raimondo writes, “The task of the 9/11 commission is one that, in a free society, should have been taken up by journalists. That it has been co-opted by a quasi-governmental organ – without a peep of protest from the Fourth Estate – is a sad indication of the degeneration of a once-proud profession. In the age of the omnipotent state, the idea that all answers lie with the government is an illusion that many find comforting.”
The 9-11 Commission Report is still highly criticized especially by of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee and the Jersey Girls, who had to fight for 9-11 to be investigated in the first place. There are many papers and books published that refute the entire Commission Report’s validity, such as but certainly not limited to David Ray Griffin’s well sourced and documented The 9-11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.
It also is no surprise that after issuing their much anticipated Commission Report, Chairman Thomas Kean and other members of the Commission openly admit there were lies and obfuscations included in the report. Besides a total lack of cooperation from the White House, commissioners now suspect the Pentagon purposefully deceived them. Amazing. Did we get the truth then or not?
For an incredible brief history and documented problems behind the Kean-Hamilton 9-11 Commission go here.
Also, no one within the government, intelligence, or military was subsequently punished, demoted or held accountable in any significant way for 9-11. The opposite actually occurred as many involved in the failure were promoted to higher positions. For such a widely perceived and stated failure by the government and media this is incredible and unforgivable. Sadly the American people weren’t outraged enough.
FBI: NO HARD EVIDENCE LINKING BIN LADEN TO 9-11
Yes, amazingly on the FBI’s Most Wanted page, the FBI says that Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya but not 9-11! When questioned the FBI spokesman said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” He also said, “He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11.” This should startle and alarm all Americans!
BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM
The military industrial complex was a term first used by President Eisenhower in his farewell speech. Eisenhower warned the people of this Republic to prevent the growing influence of this shadow power from stealing freedoms, stifling dissent, and bringing tyranny. Watch an incredibly powerful short warning here.
According to website Dissident, “Just prior to the attack on Iraq, FAIR found that over three quarters of the guests discussing the coming war on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS news were current or former government officials, and three-quarters of those who were not government officials were still supporters of the war. Meanwhile less than 1% were identified with organized protests or anti-war groups.”
One of the greatest examples of Military Industrial Complex owned media is General Electric. NBC is owned by GE who holds large power in government and is connected to huge military contracts. Many other heavily connected military industrial complex companies own media outlets. The Carlyle Group is another private company whose principles include George Bush Senior and the bin Laden family, also own media and are acquiring more as I write this. They have extensive power and influence on both Wall Street, Washington DC and with the military. Many powerful people move through what I call the revolving door of public to private and back again. Dick Cheney is perhaps the best example of a government official in multiple administrations moving from very high levels of government and then back into the private sector as CEO of Halliburton. His former company continues to get extremely lucrative no-bid contracts with the federal government tied to big oil, military and rebuilding contracts. Recently it was announced their directors and management hierarchy are moving to Dubai. One has to ask, do they know something we don’t know or are they protecting their proverbial assets from potential future criminal investigations in this country as Dubai’s extradition laws are favorable to them? Speaking of Halliburton, George Soros, a whipping boy for the so-called right wing pundits and mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill (No Spin) O’Reilly recently purchased $62.5 million of Halliburton Stock.
Interesting that George Soros, labeled a fervent anti-Bush and anti-war crusader as a sponsor of MoveOn.org and the World Federalist Association and publicly opposed to Bush’s policies and companies involved in the Iraq War would own Halliburton, one of the most connected to this administration. The bitter reality again is that Soros, like Bush and others are pushing for one world government controlled by elite interests in banks and corporations.
THE FALSE PARADIGM
The same cozy relationship has been exposed between the Bush’s and the Clinton family. This was long known by people searching for the truth but has recently been reported on in the news. Clinton has been described as the surrogate son of the Bush family. Bush has even praised Clinton, the darling of ire from neocon pundits Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter, Limbaugh, among others, in public here and here. In turn Bill Clinton has praised Bush on his new immigration reform (amnesty) which goes completely against the grain of conservative rational. The powers-that-be have come right out and shown their true colors to the American public, but the public as a whole still does not seem to get it.
Perhaps the most blatant example of this is Bush signing Teddy Kennedy’s (the preeminent enemy among so-called conservatives) brainchild “No Child Left Behind Policy.” This empowered further the Federal Government in Schools and supposedly runs contra to the Republican platform and major planks. Bush even hailed Kennedy here as a great Senator!
Rush Limbaugh and company obviously missed this and showed the world what they are, shills for the powerful interests that transcend government and control both parties. The entire political landscape is staged. What more proof do the American people need?
The media is also part of this camp controlling the masses through disinformation, misinformation and the false left vs. right paradigm of politics. The Constitution gets trashed while we argue semantics on who will fight an unjust war better or who will save Social Security, or what constitutes torture. It is all a fraud designed to control creative thinking and stifle real debate.
If our Constitutional Republic was functioning the way our founders
had envisioned 9-11 would have been thoroughly investigated by all
applicable government agencies, both Houses of Congress, and the
entire media spectrum.
9-11 has not been properly investigated because the majority of the people in this country have lacked the desire or willpower to hold the media and government responsible. It must be easier this way because the alternative is obviously too painful to face. The questions must be asked of the American people: “Do you want to know the truth about 9-11?”
“Can you handle the truth?”
The current answer is a resounding NO.
God willing, and with the help of patriots this will change.
The amount of data and evidence refuting the official 9-11 story is staggering and encyclopedic in size. It is because of this that I struggled writing and concluding this paper. There was much more information I wanted to include but was forced to surrender it in the interest of length. Hopefully the points brought forth in this will convince you to investigate 9-11 for yourself and form your own educated opinions. That was the goal of this paper. The other goal was to demonstrate my own personal ideas and beliefs of that seminal event in our history. Please investigate 9-11. Become informed! Don’t allow others to form opinion for you or control what information is available to you.
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