I remember vividly the moment on September 11th 2001 when I got a phone call from a friend who asked me to turn the TV channel to the news which was showing an image of smoke pouring out of the World Trade Centre towers in New York City.
The WTC towers were of interest to me as I had just a few months prior to the attacks visited the towers, and had a meal at the Windows on the World restaurant that was on one of the top floors. It had an amazing view over Manhattan that I remember to this day.
I was in shock at the time to think that the towers had been attacked by planes flying into them. It seemed like something out of a Hollywood movie, but at the time I didn’t question any of the official story. I took it all at face value, as many of us did. However, looking back at the event now I do believe that it led to my “awakening” from the trance that mainstream media and the compulsory education system put us into.
On the morning of September 11th, we are told that 19 men armed with Stanley knives directed by Osama Bin Laden from a cave halfway around the world using a satellite phone and a laptop committed the most sophisticated penetration of the most heavily defended airspace in the world.
The hijackers overpowered all of the passengers and military trained pilots of four commercial aeroplanes before flying them wildly off course for over an hour without being shot down by a single US fighter jet, before using them to knock down three buildings in New York with two of the planes. Several of the passengers managed to make calls from their hijacked planes, even though it was not thought possible to make calls from planes at 30,000 feet back in 2001.
1 in 3 New Yorkers don’t know that a third tower that wasn’t hit by any plane suddenly collapsed at free-fall speeds on Sep 11th.
The British Broadcasting Corporation news announced the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building (WTC Building 7) before it even happened. The reporters had incredible detailed information about the structure of the buildings and how they collapsed within minutes of the attacks happening. Were they forewarned? How did WTC building 7 collapse when it was not hit by any plane? Were explosives involved? Was it a controlled demolition?
September 11th 2001 was the first time in history that a fire had resulted in the complete demolition of a high rise building – and on that day three towers each collapsed in the same way. Usually each floor is designed to take more than the weight above it, which would normally prevent a complete structural collapse from happening without the aid of explosives. No deceleration was measured by scientists who analysed footage of the towers collapsing.
Over an hour later in Washington we are told that a single pilot who was not able to handle a single engine Cessna plane in flight school flew a Boeing 757 in a 270 degree corkscrew turn bringing it level with the ground hitting the Pentagon in the Budget Analyst Office where Department of Defence staff were investigating the missing $2.3 trillion from the Pentagon budget that Donald Rumsfeld had announced literally the day before in a press conference.
Despite all the CCTV cameras around the Pentagon only a few frames were released and surprisingly no plane is visible at all. With Andrews Air Force base being only ten miles away it is surprising to say the least that they didn’t do anything to prevent that attack from happening.
The mainstream media knew who did it within minutes and were quick to share this on television. President Bush confirmed it was Osama Bin Laden within a day. This was confirmed when several of the hijackers passports survived the intense heat of the jet fuel which was strong enough to melt through the steel frame of the building, one passport landed just blocks away and was found on the pavement.
Many of the families of those killed demanded an investigation, and the 9/11 Commission Report was launched. It was based on information that was obtained through “enhanced interrogation”, and it failed to mention why WTC Building 7 collapsed even though no plane flew into it, they didn’t look into who financed 9/11, the claims of Sibel Edmonds who worked as a translator for the CIA, ties between Osama Bin Laden and the CIA, or the simulated exercises involving planes crashing into buildings that were happening at the exact same time as the WTC attack.
Whilst people hoped that the 9/11 Commission would shed light on what happened, it turned out to be a complete whitewash. The testimonies of Bush and Chaney were secret, off record, not under oath, and in private. The report concluded that the attacks were the result of “failure of imagination”, and Bush agreed that no government could have predicted terrorists would use planes to attack buildings – even though the Pentagon, NORAD, FEMA, and the NRO had all written reports on this exact same scenario.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission destroyed all the evidence of insider trading that may have happened before the attacks, including put options on the airlines involved in the attacks which is odd because it was the largest investigation that the SEC did in their history. The National Institute of Standards and Technology classified the model of the WTC Building 7 they used to make their report, so none of their findings can be scientifically verified. They said they did this would jeopardise public safety. The FBI also made all of their evidence that they gathered secret.
The evidence from ground zero was disposed of very quickly. All of the steel and debris were removed and recycled, so it was not possible for any forensics to be done to determine why the buildings collapsed so quickly. According to the official story, none of the indestructible black box flight recorders were ever found, which could have revealed what happened during the final 30 minutes of each of the doomed flights.
Some researchers have analysed dust collected at ground zero and found that it contained active, unreacted thermitic material incorporating nanotechnology, believed to be a highly energetic pyrotechnic material.
Meanwhile, Osama Bin Laden evaded the most advanced military in the world for a decade, releasing video after video in which he appeared to be getting younger and younger, before finally being caught in a daring raid that was not recorded on video. We are told they panicked, killed him, and dumped his body in the ocean before telling anyone about it, before several of them were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
The 9/11 attacks led to the “War on Terror” in which the United States and allied countries including the United Kingdom killed millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries as well as ramping up government and military surveillance of US citizens.
How much of the official 9/11 story do you believe? Who do you think benefited from it? Let me know what you think in the comments below.