“The Official 9/11 Story … Accept Without Question”

Nathan Janes writes at PUPAGANDA.com:

In the United States today, true investigative journalism is rare. Much of the news circulated by mainstream media is only a presentation of information handed down from the government. Major media functions as a gatekeeper of information, creating consensus among Americans on an array of topics including the popularly held beliefs about September 11, 2001.

An atmosphere has been created where questioning the official explanation or asking for a reinvestigation is seen as blasphemy. Individuals who do so are labeled anarchist, conspiracy theorist, domestic terrorist, and anti-government. Politicians and other public figures who have voiced concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report have been invited on national news programs only to be pressured to renounce previous statements about 9/11 and publicly reject any affiliation to the group 9/11 Truth. While a critical analysis of the 9/11 Commission Report is absent from mainstream media, a number of questions go unanswered and unrecognized by most Americans.

In the days following 9/11, government officials claimed they never imagined anyone attacking the nation by flying planes into buildings even though warnings of such an event had been given from both within and outside of the US.  On August 6, 2001, President Bush was warned by the President’s Daily Brief, headlined, “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US.”  In the year before 9/11, Italy, Morocco, and Britain released detailed and urgent warnings to the US of planned attacks using planes as weapons where the World Trade Center was given as a specific target. These warnings were forwarded to certain government officials yet no warnings were issued to the American people. The security of our borders and airports were never increased to protect from such a threat. However, surface to air missiles were placed on the roof of the Sarasota Florida resort in which President Bush was staying the night before the attacks. This was not a typical security procedure at the time.

On September 11, 2001, war games were being held by the military and intelligence agencies, which included scenarios of a domestic air crisis, a plane striking a government building, and a large-scale emergency in New York. When it was recognized that morning by air traffic control that several commercial airliners were not responding and were off course, a response was delayed significantly as it was confused with the large scale war game taking place. Fighter jets could have easily intercepted the hijacked planes under ordinary circumstances but the jets of nearby Air Force bases were otherwise occupied. Between September 2000 and June 2001, fighter jets were sent by the FAA to intercept errant aircraft 67 times; such a task was routine whenever a plane would lose radio contact or fly off course. Isn’t it strange that war games mimicking similar terrorist attacks were taking place at the exact time of the actual events of 9/11 causing confusion and leaving such sensitive locations vulnerable to attack? If this was only an incredible series of coincidences, why did the official investigation avoid reporting on this issue?

The questions that arise from looking closely at the events that preceded the attacks are dwarfed by the volumes of unanswered questions about the attackers, the collapse of the buildings, and the financial gains that resulted from the event. When presented with these troubling questions, most Americans will respond, “Do you really think the government would lie to us and deliberately kill innocent Americans for an agenda?”  The American invasion of Iraq, an undeclared act of war, began with the claim that Iraq was a threat due to their possession of weapons of mass destruction. It was found that these weapons did not exist and any ties between the 9/11 terrorists and Saddam Hussein were also found false. As of April 2010, more than 31,000 US troops had been seriously injured and over 4,300 soldiers had died.

Unclassified documents reveal that the United States has planned and engaged in a number of false flag attacks throughout recent history. On August 4, 1964, the Vietnamese were accused of engaging in two unprovoked attacks on the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin.  This incident became a pretext for a war that resulted in over 58,000 US soldier deaths. Nearly 140 top-secret documents declassified by the federal government in 2005 revealed that the second Gulf of Tonkin attack, which catalyzed the US into the Vietnam War, never took place. Similarly, in 1898 Spain was accused of destroying the USS Maine. However, evidence is clear that the naval ship was not attacked by Spain but likely exploded due to a coal fire or an external mine. Although the reason for the Maine’s explosion was unknown at the time, newspapers and American industrial magnates were quick to blame Spain knowing that a war would likely result, and their financial interests in Cuba would be protected from the Spanish. The propaganda of this time may be best represented by the slogan ‘Remember the Maine- To Hell with Spain.’

In 1962, the Pentagon created Operation Northwoods, an effort to build public support for a war against Cuba with the goal of ousting Fidel Castro from power. These plans included destroying a naval ship, hijacking planes, and committing acts of terrorism within US cities that would result in the deaths of innocent citizens. These plans were kept secret for nearly 40 years. Comparably, principals in US foreign policy under the Bush administration created plans in the late 1990s, which clearly stated their intent to invade Iraq for the purpose of “regime change.” In their documentation they openly state that the public and Congress would not accept their agenda therefore transition would be slow “absent a catalyzing and catastrophic event like a new Pearl Harbor.”

Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff under President Obama is quoted as saying, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste — and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” It is clear that the events of 9/11 opened the door for the degradation of Americans’ civil rights, unprecedented intrusions into citizens’ private lives, as well as undeclared and unjustified war.  What is not clear is how an event as catastrophic as 9/11 was permitted to happen. If the mainstream media continues to be our source of information, we will certainly never know the answers to such questions.

The majority of Americans have failed to look beyond the television news, radio, and newspapers of major media outlets for information about 9/11.  Many have adopted the views of these sources without critical analysis or any outside research. After all, why think for yourself when you can gather your thoughts and opinions from the evening news? In our culture, we have been trained to believe rather than think. The obvious is rejected and the fictitious is accepted. We, the people of this great nation, need to interrupt the transmission of disinformation and demand answers. Do your own research; dig beyond the news presented by the mass media. Although it remains unpopular to ask questions about September 11th, we must summon courage, for, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Dedicated to the lives lost on September 11th, 2001.

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23 Responses to “The Official 9/11 Story … Accept Without Question”

  1. wfzlsster June 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    I'm seeing more and more people questioning the 911 story, including Republicans who questioned nothing while Bush was in office. This is still the number one issue we need to focus on since it is the basis or excuse for our current foreign policy. I'm tired of hearing the term 'terrorist' applied people like the Time Square bomber. The real terrorists are the ones that were wearing suits in Washington and Israel that approved of this false flag operation. Other terrorists include the compliant media that continues to cover up the facts while stifling the debate and the politicians that damn well ought to know what happened but continue to be silent.

    • raidet June 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

      @wfzlsster

      Yes, many in the political arena know what happened, of course. Put yourself in their shoes though. Are you suggesting they should go public? They'd be crucified as a “conspiracy nut” and their career would be over. Remember we're just another species of primate. Sure, a tiny minority of us can make nice things, but most are nothing more than talking animals, scared shitless of everything. We get the leaders we deserve, and we deserve the vile kinds of evil that create the immeasurable suffering of war for *personal* profit. We're going nowhere. If we live for another hundred thousand years and don't destroy ourselves, we'll become nothing more than a hive, serving a “queen”, without mind and without spirit. We're half way there already.

  2. Erik June 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    People can postulate forever what really happened on 911, the citizens of this country are but a bunch of well fed mushrooms sitting in the dark. People can complain, and point fingers at big brother and scream treachery and treason, but that is all. In the end, this country will do what it has always done: steal property from the weaker foe claiming the other had thrown the first punch. Any serious historian cannot refute that the United States has done nothing but grown stronger from it’s wars. Thank God that the leaders of this country are avid students of one of the main tenants of the Book of War: Do not engage in conflict with a stronger foe unless YOU KNOW YOU CAN WIN. Imagine for a minute if we were a conquered people, this would be a different argument, if there would be one at all.
    Does this country take the low road at times in it’s dealings with other nations in the world? YES. The United States was built by lumber, railroad and mining barons, hardy adventurers, soldiers, frontier women, and pissed on Native Americans and Slaves. We are not the Swiss, get used to it; thus we are as aggressive today as we were two hundred years ago. The challenge is this: Americans, if you think that your government is unworthy of your sacrifices, get rid of it. Be the lazy cow in the field that shakes off the flies and parasites that sicken it, but, if you’re not willing to take action to better your life and that of your children, sit down, shut the drapes, turn on the T.V. eat your hot pockets, get your monthly Botox treatment, masturbate to your porn, and fall back into the American existence of mindless consumerism.
    Americans, you can complain, but what are you going to do to improve the situation? We live in the most powerful country in the world, and your grandparents, mommy, daddy, and YOU are the reason it is the way it is. Did this country falsely create an endless war to gain ground in the world? You live within an empire, you partake of its spoils daily, don’t complain. If you hate it, pick up a flag and a gun and start killing those that support it, and if you are afraid of what it takes to water the tree of freedom, shut up, sit down and swallow.

    • oman28 July 1, 2010 at 12:14 am #

      The challenge is this: Americans, if you think that your government is unworthy of your sacrifices, get rid of it.
      HOW?
      please don't say vote for the other guys

      • Tuna Ghost July 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

        Well there is the argument for becoming the ruling body, of course. Personally I've always liked Grant Morrison's idea of infection as combat, i.e. become a threat the system can't recognize until it's too late. I believe he used bovine spongiform enchepalitis as an example. Non-violent and probably more effective than violence, come to think.

        • oman28 July 2, 2010 at 10:05 am #

          Interesting concept. I lean towards anarchy as an end goal. Not the conotation of anarchy which is chaos, crime and destruction but the denotation of anarchy which is true 'self rule' – human beings living peacefully without central government or subversive control. Technology should be a tool to achieve this as It's not about reverting to our tribal roots.
          I'm not sure it is even possible and if it is I can't see it happening without a lot of 'chaos, crime and destruction'. But infection you say…….hmm
          I like the idea that the Paris Metro fare evaders have come up with. They started their own insurance system to pay the fines of those that get caught. While I don't necesarily agree with not paying your fare, I like the way they work within the system against the system. Organised, very hard to combat and completely non violent.
          Revolutionary.

    • Tuna Ghost July 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

      “If you hate it, pick up a flag and a gun and start killing those that support it”

      What was it you said earlier about battles that you can't win? Refresh my memory, I'm an old man and I forget things easily. All that cannabis abuse, I'm afraid.

  3. Haystack June 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    All of the “questioning” I've heard has consisted of the same circular reasoning that surrounds all grand conspiracy theories. Any anomaly or irregularity is seized upon and exaggerated as positive evidence of a conspiracy, whereas any contradictory evidence is dismissed as part of a cover-up. The conspiracy is supposed to be so solid that hundreds or even thousands of people are believed to have been complicit in doing the unthinkable, but at the same time the “truth” can be openly shared among conspiracy theorists themselves without repercussions.

    Its predictable that any time a shocking tragedy occurs, a conspiracy theory will emerge. Kennedy is the best known one, but there were also conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of Lincoln, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It reflects our unwillingness to accept that very bad things can happen seemingly at random. Whether it's 9/11 or Grandma's heart attack, we desperately want to believe that there is a reason, that someone is in control, even if the controllers have to be evil.

    • raidet June 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

      @Haystack

      It's not rational to label as “insane” people who look at evidence of improper conduct by our leaders. Our ancestors warned us about our dangerous ability to be brainwashed with the story “the emperor's new clothes”. Unfortunately few people listened, and so here we are. Mindless, directionless, subservient and highly defensive of our own craven, wanton ignorance. You have not looked at any of the 9/11 evidence – we both know that.

      • Haystack June 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

        I'm not labeling anyone insane, nor am I denying the necessity for the American people to continually question their government. I have looked at some of the evidence (I am a Disinfo reader/listener, after all), but so far I've found it to follow the same patterns as Creationist rhetoric, the anti-vacc movement, other far-flung conspiracies, and so on, committing many of the same logical fallacies. Its possible I'm wrong and there's something I'm missing, but my time is limited, and you don't have to try every item on the menu to decide whether or not you like Indian food.

        • raidet June 30, 2010 at 5:33 am #

          You're labelling people insane by using the bogus construct “conspiracy theorist”, as also pointed out by whitecrane above. This is as plain and obvious as brainwashing gets. The “conspiracy theorist” brainwash is a rather embarrassing “you're insane and to be ostracised if you question authority”.

          Don't feel too bad though, I was exactly the same until a couple of years ago and unfortunately for our species, studies have shown that approximately 75% of people will, on occasion, surrender reason in favour of blind submission to authority (until they learn to block this behaviour). This is simply because our need to “fit-in” is very, very strong and overrides other impulses – like conscience. The most famous study showing this was the “Asch Conformity Experiment”. Check it out.

          We've already had this effect pointed out to us in technicolor by WWII Germany. All those Germans weren't “evil”, they were simply “human”. And humans surrender logic, morality, their very souls to the arbitrary construct “authority”. The result? The very worst of manipulative criminal scum leverage this fact, and do horrendous evil in our name as our “leaders” while we grovel before them, forced to be complicit by the nature of our primate minds.

          Also check out the movie “Zeitgeist” by Peter Joseph, to find out why the USA is so viciously despised by the world. It's very entertaining and enlightening.

          • Tuna Ghost June 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

            Oh for god's sake, please don't. The first 2/3rds of Zeitgeist are blatant shit. The first third is so full of outright false information, made-up claims, and misrepresentations that it completely colors the rest of the film. I've only begun researching the Fed, but so far a lot of what was said in the thrid act is also completely bogus. Zeitgeist has been thoroughly debunked, sir.

          • raidet July 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

            Yes I've seen quite a few “debunkings” of Zeitgeist that carry exactly as much reasoned argument as your post. None. Make some kind of argument, and I'll listen. I'm not just going to take your word for it, I'm afraid. ;)

          • Tuna Ghost July 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

            Oh lord. Well, far be it from me to go through a two hour movie point by point, but we can begin with the first act, which is the worst. When I had first seen the film, I had only watched the final act which I found enlightening and interesting. Of course, I didn't know anything about the Fed, so I just took the movie at it's word. Huge mistake. After watching the first act I realized what a ridiculous film it is.

            Simply put, nearly every “fact” the movie comes up with in the first act is either completely false or the result of badly misunderstanding egyptian mythology. “Astro-theology” is a fairly recent invention and has been discredited as much as a made-up bullshit “scholarly” idea can be. The vast majority of the astrological events it mentions simply never happened and could not happen. This can be seen with any astronomy program. Given that the filmakers couldn't even be bothered to do the bare minimum of fact checking beyond reading two books that have been widely discredited, why do you believe them on any other subject they tackle? Their knowledge of egyptian mythology is laughable, and where the facts don't fit their theory they either warp them or just make them up. That scrolling list of supposed similarities between the story of Christ and the story of Horus? I paused it at various times to take note of what they were actually saying. I am not exaggerating when I say that 98% of the things they mention are bogus, either completely not true or incredible distortions of the truth.

            I would love to go into detail. I would sincerely enjoy doing that. But this is not the place for it, unfortunately. If you would like me to email you a detailed report, I would be very happy to do so. I know people, decent people, who stopped paying their income tax because of this fucking movie under the belief that there is “no law saying you have to pay it”, as the movie claims. Or that “the admendment concerning the Fed Income Tax was never ratified”. Neither of these claims are true, of course, which 5 minutes on goddam google can show you. I would like nothing more than to arrange a list of the truly stunning amount of bullshit contained in that movie. Please give me that chance.

          • raidet July 2, 2010 at 7:18 am #

            Yeah that would be excellent actually. After watching the movie I, like many others, immediately went online to find out if any of this could be true. To my astonishment I just found reams & reams of rather daft “it's wrong because it's wrong” ranting from religious types unhappy with part 1 etc. I found nothing whatsoever based in fact, or even solid reasoning.

            I accept that here's maybe not the place for detail, but If, as you say, you can refute just *one* of the things mentioned in the movie – I'm all ears! I'm sure a lot of people would be interested, in fact.

          • Tuna Ghost July 3, 2010 at 2:06 am #

            I'll happily send you a .pdf file if you'll supply an email address. I've been looking for an excuse to put down on paper (or the electronic equivalent) the truly staggering number of outright falsehoods contained within, falsehoods that have nothing to do with religious taste or perceived blasphemy and everything to do with history and a firm understanding of egyptian, greek and roman mythology. Also, access to even a basic astronomy program can debunk many claims, something I will be happy to explain in detail.

            As for your challenge: the idea that there is no law saying on has to pay one's Federal Income Tax is a dangerous one, and it is completely not true. Here's a bit of the US tax code describing who has to pay it (everyone, basically).

            http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/26/usc_sec_26

    • Ymaa_whitecrane June 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

      People like you (Haystack) are dangerous. You are dangerous by your inaction and passivity towards facts and people. You are dangerous because you acknowledge the term 'Conspiracy Theory' coming from a Mainstream media. If our facts are right but obviously different from the governement, are we still a conspiracy? Is everything that disagree from ''Official'' sources a conspiracy? If a Hammish told you he knew an alcoholic, would you wait to see the guy before making your opinion? Everything is a f-ing conspiracy. The fact that you decided to go to the grocery store with your friend without telling the media is by definition a conspiracy. People within the governement lie, lied and will lie to us; and they lie to us because there's people like you to believe it. Until everyone stops drinking their vomit, like you seem to do, it will keep happening. You have no idea of what you don't know. Same for me. So please, for the love of your children, do something of your brain and stop being spiritually dangerous to your family. I assume you are dangerous because if they can feed you propaganda as much they want, you probably vomit back onto your loved ones, or your friends. You probably eat dead meat for its protein…
      pat

      • Verbatim November 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

        I read the comments by ‘dangerous’ Haystack to see what kind of ghastly things he had said to justify your virulent diatribe and …..all I found was a rational balanced assessment of the issues. I can see from your comments how dangerous that is to someone like yourself..

  4. Namelesswon July 2, 2010 at 4:01 am #

    WAKE UP PEOPLE. everyone knows 911 is a real emergency services telephone number. GOD WHEN WILL THESE PEOPLE LEARN!!

  5. Tuna Ghost July 3, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    I’ll happily send you a .pdf file if you’ll supply an email address. I’ve been looking for an excuse to put down on paper (or the electronic equivalent) the truly staggering number of outright falsehoods contained within, falsehoods that have nothing to do with religious taste or perceived blasphemy and everything to do with history and a firm understanding of egyptian, greek and roman mythology. Also, access to even a basic astronomy program can debunk many claims, something I will be happy to explain in detail.

    As for your challenge: the idea that there is no law saying on has to pay one’s Federal Income Tax is a dangerous one, and it is completely not true. Here’s a bit of the US tax code describing who has to pay it (everyone, basically).

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/26/usc_sec_26_00000001—-000-.html

  6. verbatim November 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    “Isn’t it strange that war games mimicking similar terrorist attacks were taking place at the exact time of the actual events of 9/11 causing confusion and leaving such sensitive locations vulnerable to attack?”
    1: Are terrorists not allowed to attack you when you are holding an exercise?
    2: Did NORAD ever have exercises before 911, when there was no terrorist attack?
    3: If you had to be sure there was no terrorist attack when you were holding an exercise , when would you ever hold an exercise?

    Luckily people can go beyond the kind of distorted , biased and dishonest articles such as this if they want to find a balanced assesment of the facts.

  7. verbatim November 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    “Isn’t it strange that war games mimicking similar terrorist attacks were taking place at the exact time of the actual events of 9/11 causing confusion and leaving such sensitive locations vulnerable to attack?”
    1: Are terrorists not allowed to attack you when you are holding an exercise?
    2: Did NORAD ever have exercises before 911, when there was no terrorist attack?
    3: If you had to be sure there was no terrorist attack when you were holding an exercise , when would you ever hold an exercise?

    Luckily people can go beyond the kind of distorted , biased and dishonest articles such as this if they want to find a balanced assesment of the facts.

  8. Verbatim November 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    I read the comments by ‘dangerous’ Haystack to see what kind of ghastly things he had said to justify your virulent diatribe and …..all I found was a rational balanced assessment of the issues. I can see from your comments how dangerous that is to someone like yourself..

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