More erroneous assumptions are going to be made of this suggestion in this blog than any I have written. This is a prime example of what we "know" to be true not being true at all. OK, let's get to the topic...
I have just finished watching the DVD recording titled "9/11: Press for Truth." It has again raised questions that have bothered me since the tragedy of 9/11 occured. Like you, I have been programmed to think that I know the facts about 9/11. Like a robot, I think questions about it now are simply the acts of kooks who see conspiracies everywhere. But this IS different. These are legitimate and serious questions. People closest to the investigation of 9/11 smell a rat at the hightest levels of government.
I do not like titles, and find them somewhat uppity. However I guess I can claim to be a "historian." I taught American history and world history. I have a Master's degree in history from a respected university. And I have been featured as a speaker on a variety of historical topics. This is stated so that you may understand that I am not prone to conspiracy theories, and challenge all statements that do not have a basic historical or professional journalism basis. I check references. I try to be objective. People of a variety of political perspectives have called upon me for speeches and media interviews.
In my long lifetime, only a couple of happenings have me thinking of the long-term consequences that threaten the very existence of America as we like to perceive it and construct it. The first would be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The second would be the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. After all the years since December 7, 1941 there still remain many questions concerning how and why it happened, and how much prior knowledge FDR had about that attack. But that is insignificant compared to how little we know about 9/11. The basic questions that remain about 9/11 go to the very core of what is America. The questions raised about 9/11 are far more profound than Pearl Harbor or any event in my lifetime. And the people with the basic questions are families that suffered the loss of a loved one. These people have no political agenda or limited perspective. They want to know the truth about 9/11, and they have been thwarted at every turn by their government. Of course the main focus is on the president at the time of the attack, George W. Bush, but the ongoing cover-up remains with Barack Obama. Why?
Over $100 million dollars was spent in investigating Bill Clinton's sexual episodes with Monica. The families of the attack victims on the World Trade Center begged for many months for an inquiry, and finally received about $3 million for the investigation into 9/11 [with more public outcries it was raised to $14 million]. After the famiies met with Henry Kissinger, who was appointed chair of the inquiry commission, he stepped down because the family members began to ask him questions that directly implicated him with personal connections that would prejudice his service. The family members clearly pointed out how uncomfortable he became when their questions of him began to hit the mark. The entire inquiry process was constantly prevented from doing its job by the president, the vice president, and federal bureaus. In short, the families of the lost ones could not get what they wanted: answers and/or material that would give them answers. I cannot tell you how suspicious this all looks, how specifically information was kept from both the commission and the families. The families to this very day are still fighting to find answers to their basic questions, and they are organized to continue to try. They have been stone-walled.
I could go on at length about this. But like a historian who seeks factual information, I offer you references beyond the DVD, "9/11: Press for Truth." Please, if you care about the United States, go and search these references. Some will give you loads of other materials. This is not a witch-hunt. This is not about conspiracy theorists, it is about people versed on this subject without a political opinion to offer. And it is about what has been found by family members who lost loved ones in the Towers or family members who lost loved ones fighting the fires there. Repeat: read this material, don't suppose you know. You do not know. This has implications for the future of our nation and our democracy:
www.911Truth.org www.journalof911studies.com/beginners.html http://stj911.org
http://911scholars.org [search engine these people and their 9/11 comments: Paul Reynolds, George Monblot, Ebrahim Afsah, Jochen Bolsche, Niels Harrit] "Creed, Cabal, Conspiracy"
There are tons of references beyond those few, but those will give you a start and they are accompanied by many other references. YOU DO NOT KNOW THE TRUE STORY OF CAUSE AND EFFECT OF 9/11 !