Conspiracies are nothing new. The USS Maine, the Hindenburg, Roswell, JFK, Gulf of Tonkin, Bermuda Triangle- we freaking love conspiracy. And that is just a tiny fraction.
But, 9/11 is different. I remember the first time someone mentioned to me about the impossibility of a jet-fuel fire melting the steel beams- and I didn’t want to hear it. “Well it did it anyways” I remember annoyingly retorting.
9/11 is the conspiracy of our time. Before you sigh and say “not that again!” let me just tell you this is not that kind of stuff. Nothing about melting points of metal or free-fall collapse or controlled demolitions- just remembering ‘all the other stuff’ that was reported during that event. There were a lot of strange, seemingly unrelated events that occurred at that time.
There are many reasons why there is such a strong aversion-especially in the immediate few years right after- to 9/11 conspiracy. But I believe the main reason- and it was my reason- to deny the obvious suspicious facts, is because to admit that the 9/11 attacks were anything other than an Islamic terrorist attack means admitting the existence of a very dark, very powerful evil. An evil that cannot be explained or understood.
Let’s go back and recall the events that were reported at that time:
-September 10, 2001- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announces that a Pentagon audit revealed $2.3 trillion is unaccounted for. Rumsfeld was due to testify before Congress September 13. The attack on the Pentagon destroyed many of the records and Rumsfeld and his astounding revelation faded from the news cycle forever.
-During the attacks, the Northeast air defenses were coincidentally tied up in a NORAD drill- “Vigilant Guard” (no kidding)- which included simulated radar and air traffic which “sabotaged” air defense screens. Forty-eight minutes after Boston air traffic control notified the military that a hijacked plane was headed to New York, pilots and controllers were still receiving simulated data.
-After President Bush was evacuated out of Florida on Air Force One to return to Washington, the Whitehouse switchboard received an anonymous phone call wherein the caller stated there would be an attack on Air Force One and recited valid nuclear launch codes. Bush was diverted to Louisiana before going to STRATCOM, the headquarters of the nuclear arsenal in Nebraska, to ensure he was still in charge of the nation’s nuclear weapons.
-A week after the Twin Towers, the Anthrax attacks began. Several prominent people, including Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, received the anthrax-laced letters. The anthrax used in the attacks was military grade weaponized bacteria. The attacks continued for several weeks, ultimately killing 5 and seriously sickening 17. The case was never solved. The FBI closed the case in 2010, blaming an Army biologist who committed suicide in 2008.
-Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, the Saudi’s arranged for the numerous members of the bin Laden family living in and scattered throughout America to be secured by the FBI and flown out of the country. Osama bin Laden was not identified as a suspect until two weeks later by the FBI.
-The hijackers, especially Mohammed Atta, had been identified numerous times by a military intelligence task force- Able Danger- in the months and years prior to the attacks. Attorneys with the Clinton administration refused to allow the information to be passed on to the FBI because of concerns over fallout from the Branch Davidian raid in Waco. This stance continued in the Bush administration because Atta “had a green card.” The files relating to Able Danger were deliberately destroyed by the Pentagon in 2008.
-the “terrorists” did not possess the experience or skill to pull off the complicated piloting that was required- especially the attack on the Pentagon which required a sophisticated degree of maneuvering of a jet- an aircraft that none of them had been trained to fly.
9/11 was an attack by radical Islamic extremists? Extremists patsies. Like Lee Harvey Oswald.
First published November 27, 2018
Update- September 2019: