There was a horrific
crime committed on 9/11 – the mass murder of nearly three thousand people
and thousands more injured. This catastrophic crime impacted every U.S.
citizen on that day and in numerous ways in the months and years that
followed. Our fears enabled an ever encroaching government to pass
legislation designed to suspend many of our personal freedoms as well as
create additional bureaucracy to further regulate our existence. Our
apprehensions over the visual, “shock and awe” effectiveness of a stealthy
sinister enemy overshadowed any concerns over loss of our constitutionally
guaranteed privileges. Interesting – with every opportunistic crisis,
natural or manmade, our government metastasizes – with our quiet
compliance and their massive spending of taxpayer money.
This high magnitude crime required extraordinary planning, communications, power, training, preparation, strategy and most important – coordination. The initial questions should have been: Who had motive, opportunity, weapons access, technology, knowledge, desire, skill and manpower? Who benefited? What did three thousand deaths accomplish? Any astute criminal investigator examines murder motives such as anger, passion, thrill-kill, jealousy, greed, power or disposing of anyone who poses a threat. But what was the motive for multiple civilian deaths?
A focus on time of day and specific entry location of both planes is significant. The attacks occurred before many employees and tourists arrived at the towers. As many as 50,000 people worked at the World Trade Center and an additional estimated 70,000 – 100,000 visited each day. “According to the 9/11 Commission, approximately 16,400 to 18,800 civilians were in the World Trade Center complex at the time of the attacks.” [i] Were the terrorists merely being thoughtful by limiting the number of victims? Why did the terrorists direct their planes towards certain vacant floors? Was that just a considerate coincidence? “Sources close to the carnage indicate that those below the 89th floor in the north tower and the 60th floor in the south tower were most likely to have survived.” [ii]
Murderous attacks are dramatically different when America and Americans are the target. The audacious Hollywood-style shock factors involved in these crimes produced angry, sad citizens’ who craved immediate resolution against these atrocities. In the rush for answers, substantial questions were never asked. In the ensuing months, through other sources, we learned more than the government was willing to share. Other governments, as well as intelligence agents within our own government, warned the administration that radical groups were planning attacks against us. Why was there no action based on that information?
On 9/11 there were multiple unsecured crime scenes. The New York crimes had millions of witnesses – it was televised. It was not the first time that Americans have been privy to major devastating events. Helpless, we watched in horror as John F. Kennedy was murdered right before our eyes. Then we witnessed the retribution of Jack Ruby against the lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspect who was rendered forever silent. There are some significant similarities between the two events.
· Both events were televised.
· Public, insecure crime scenes.
· Both had extreme surprise or shock factor.
· The suspect/suspects were immediately identified.
· Suspect/suspects had foreign connections.
· Suspect/suspects required superior skills in order to perpetrate the crime.
· The suspects were immediately unavailable for questioning.
· Multiple public witnesses with varying perceptions.
· A commission was convened which created more questions than it answered.
· The commission appeared to conceal facts rather than actually investigate.
· The federal government handled the investigation.
· No private investigations – pathologists, JFK autopsy, X-rays; WTC site.
· There were intelligence failures.
· Cameras, videos, photos were confiscated, never to resurface.
· Valuable witnesses threatened by the government.
· There were gag orders – firemen, policemen, doctors, nurses, etc.
· There were procedural irregularities regarding security.
· There was no government accountability for the obvious incompetence.
· Intense public emotion, possibly due to the high visibility of the crime.
· Immediately after the events war was escalated or initiated.
· Widespread skepticism over the government’s version.
Why do I make these observations? I believe
that many people in powerful positions perpetrate heinous secret acts. I
believe there are conspiratorial, self serving, selfish sociopathic people
who squander the lives of others without a moments thought. These are
people who are “past feeling”. They do not relate to the rest of humanity
but elevate themselves and feed their egos and enrich their own
portfolios. There is ample evidence to suggest that many of them cheat,
steal and do whatever it takes to be in positions of power.
The government would have us believe that a group of angry Arabs with superior crash course flying skills and some sort of clever manipulation (long distance hypnotism, a demon’s spell?) of emergency procedures of the CIA, FBI, the U.S. government and the U.S. military breached our advanced security. Yet, they were clumsy enough to leave personal items where they were sure to be found. What about that amazing indestructible passport? In 2001 thirty billion dollars was spent on gathering intelligence but it apparently was simply no match for this group, so we are told. And we were told over and over!
I wrote the
following before I questioned the holocaust and found satisfactory
answers. I am no longer naïve and I no longer believe in a Jewish
holocaust perpetrated by Germany.
“The great masses of people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one – especially if it is repeated over and over.” [iii]
“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” [iv]
Why would a bunch of Muslim radicals want to destroy us? Bush provided an implausible and very superficial motive:
“And we're in a tough struggle, we're in a tough struggle against a determined enemy. They're nothing but a bunch of cold-blooded killers, is how I define them. These are people who truly hate. They hate what we stand for, particularly because we love what we stand for. We love freedom. They hate us because we love freedom. We love the fact that people are able to worship the Almighty in a free society. They have hijacked a great religion to profess their hate. See, they don't like the idea of people being able to express themselves freely.” [v] What a bunch of blathering baloney!!
To acquire control which includes spending large sums of money, elite factions in our government either create and/or sponsor adversaries. These fabricated enemies may be boogeyman type groups or even social issues like drugs or poverty. Without American corporate money and federal compliance Nazism and communism would have failed. Islamic fundamentalism is one of our latest enemies, replacing communism. Muslims are the group that we are now supposed to distrust – not all of them of course – just the bad ones. I wonder if they are appropriately marked for ready recognition. Prior to 1967, Islamic fundamentalism was a relatively small movement. How did things get so out of control? There is a genuine reason why the Afghans and other Muslim fundamentalists hate us. It is a learned behavior – and the younger the student, the better. In the early 1980’s, the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) gave a taxpayer funded grant to the University of Nebraska-Omaha and it’s Center for Afghanistan Studies to develop specialized textbooks. For more than twenty years the U.S. has spent millions of dollars producing fanatical Islamic schoolbooks for distribution in Afghanistan, a country known for its terrorist training camps.
“The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since the violent destruction of the Afghan secular government in the early 1990’s as the Afghan school system's core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books.”
“Shouldn't our government be demanding to know the identity of the official or officials who subverted the intended U.S. policy by flooding Afghanistan with jihad primers?” Who provided the composition of this hateful instruction for young impressionable minds?
“Indeed, considering the disastrous consequences, shouldn't U.S. officials and the media be questioning the very practice of violating the sovereignty of other countries by distributing millions of Islamic fundamentalist schoolbooks?” [vi]
Why would rational people attempt to destroy the innocent minds of growing children? We intentionally instilled hatred into an entire culture and for what purpose? Apparently, this tactic was developed to influence the Afghan mentality in their fight against Soviet aggression. Their learned hatred produced unintended consequences – their hatred is now directed toward the United States.
On 16 Mar 2002 (after we bombed Afghanistan supposedly to catch Osama) George W. Bush, acting very magnanimous said: “When Afghan children begin their classes they will find that the United States has already sent more than 4 million textbooks to their country. The textbooks are written in the Afghan languages of Pashto and Dari. And before the end of the year we'll have sent almost 10 million of them to the children of Afghanistan. These textbooks will teach tolerance and respect for human dignity, instead of indoctrinating students with fanaticism and bigotry.” [vii]
Surely Bush knew the origin of the previous textbooks, full of indoctrinating fanaticism and bigotry, but failed to mention that they were knowingly shipped into Afghanistan by Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Certainly he knew that the U.S. government paid for and printed the previous hate filled primers. Rather, hypocritically, we were led to believe that the evil Taliban were responsible for the noxious textbooks but that now after the U.S. bombing and invasion children would have wonderful new “Dick & Jane” style textbooks. This was definitely just another presidential public relations ploy to further the work of death and destruction in the name of democracy and freedom.
Those new textbooks substituted pomegranates and oranges for the violent illustrations. However, there is “no indication that the text has been changed.”
“What does a non-fundamentalist Afghan educator think about the new schoolbooks?”
“'The pictures (in the old schoolbooks) are horrendous to school students, but the texts are even much worse, said Ahmad Fahim Hakim, an Afghan educator who is a program coordinator for Cooperation for Peace and Unity, a Pakistan-based nonprofit.” Washington Post, March 23, 2002)
“So the United States government is right now shipping into Afghanistan millions of Islamic Fundamentalist schoolbooks whose texts, according to a non-Fundamentalist Afghan educator, are not just “horrendous,” they are “much worse.” [viii]
Surely, Bush and the AID do not sanction the contents of the new books? Wrong, the White House rationalizes the contents as religious instruction while the AID focuses on the secular needs and dismisses the obvious negatives. This unpublicized covert inconsistency indicates duplicity at the highest level. Lack of integrity, in seemingly small or major issues is lack of integrity. Pilfering one dollar or one million dollars is still theft. Deceit – little white lies or major misconceptions, is still dishonesty. How can our government concurrently fight and promote Islamic fundamentalism. Are there other areas of misconceptions, commissions, omissions, or just plain black-hearted lying? Complacent constituents must demand honesty from our representatives. We will receive what we demand. Our government is only a reflection of our own morality.
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