This week marks 20 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The American People have never been told the truth of what happened that day and one need to look no further than this past week with Joe issuing an executive order directing the Department of Justice to conduct a “declassification review” of documents concerning the FBI investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Joe said he told the Justice Department to err on the side of disclosure.
Why not disclose all of it?
Is an America that keeps secrets from its People an honorable nation or a despicable one?
These are some of questions I asked in the hours, days and weeks after, as well as the months and years since September 11. All remain unanswered.
- United States Air traffic Control’s Standard Operating Procedure calls for fighter jets to be sent to intercept commercial aircraft that have lost communication for more than five minutes. After five minutes fighter jets are scrambled and they are able to intercept an airliner anywhere in the airspace of the lower 48 states within 14 minutes. What happened to Standard Operating Procedure on September 11 when not one - but four - jets disappeared for times all in excess of one hour? Four orders to stand down would have had to have been issued that morning. Who gave those orders?
- The Commander in Chief continued to read from a children’s book in an elementary school classroom in Florida for seven minutes after being informed of the second World Trade Tower strike. Leaders do not wait for their handlers to tell them what to do. Who was in charge of America that day?
- Why were members of the Bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the United States in the days after the attacks while all other aircraft was grounded?
- Trading of put options (betting a stock will decline) on American and United Airlines soared in the days before the attacks. Much of the trading was done through Deutsche Bundesbank investment subsidiary Alex Brown & Sons. The Executive Director (third ranking position) of the CIA on September 11 was Alvin Bernard “Buzzy” Krongard. Prior to joining the CIA Krongard was the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Alex Brown & Sons. Why has this case of securities fraud not been investigated with the same resources and fervor used to go after B. Madoff?
- The country’s spy agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, met with Osama Bin Laden when he was being treated for a kidney disorder in a Dubai hospital in months before the attacks. Why?
- Planes hit two World Trade Center towers on September 11 yet three towers fell. What caused WTC Tower 7 to collapse later that day? The story of Tower 7 is an asterisk and it ought not be.
- Why did we invade Iraq when 15 of the 19 alleged hijackers were Saudi nationals? Why did the war on terror become the war in Iraq which then became the war in Afghanistan? How is it possible for so many of my fellow Americans to not see through the military-industrial complex’s erroneous and detrimental narratives?
- When George and Dick testified to the 9/11 Commission they did so on the condition that they would only testify together, that they would not be placed under oath, and that there were to be no recordings made of the session. Why did the members of the 9/11 Commission agree to this? Why do our two top leaders not have to be accountable to those they are supposed to represent? Why were the two of them granted a privilege that would never be afforded to me or you? What did George and Dick say that day and why are the American People not privy to that information?
- In the photo above where is the plane wreckage? The official story says that the plane was so hot that it was eviscerated…. yet the grass in front of the Pentagon is both green and unharmed … many of the Pentagon widows alongside the hole are intact … and unscathed books can even be seen in the offices of the Pentagon. I have had numerous moments that I refer to as right-before-my-very-eyes-moments when it comes to current events in the United States - when we are told that what seems to have happened did not happen. This one takes the cake.
Official stories from our government - JFK, Vietnam, NAFTA, 9/11, Covid vaxxies, weapons of mass destruction, Afghanistan, et al. - are blasphemous and insulting.
Twenty years later I remember those who sadly lost their lives on yet another day when I lost more faith in my country’s government.