Every aspect of the tragedy has been scrutinized far more thoroughly than the official 9/11 report, with senior professionals around the globe, including pilots, architects, scholars, engineers, military personnel, firefighters and police, rejecting the US government’s version of events. The majority of Americans now apparently share their view.
They’re troubled on numerous practical levels, far too many to mention here, but which include the credibility of the terrorists and their supposed backers, the astonishing shortcomings of the US defence shield on the day of the hijackings, the possible use of modified aircraft and even a missile in the case of the attack on the Pentagon, and the unlikelihood that three modern buildings could have collapsed with such ease, precision and similarity, unless by planned demolition.
And they’re troubled by the fact that so many companies caught up in 9/11, either as victims or beneficiaries, share an amazing number of complex political and financial links that cannot be simply coincidental but rather hint strongly at some dark and disturbing joint action.
What troubles them most, though, is the identity and motive of whoever was really behind 9/11. Having rejected the notion that the hijackers and their Al Qaeda minder in Afghanistan had the nous or the technology to plan such an attack, and dismissing the idea that their elected leaders could be responsible for such an outrage and the death of so many of their fellow countrymen, they’re now asking who the real culprit is.
According to the vast majority of reports now coming out of the US, the finger of blame is being pointed increasingly at powerful groups and dual nationality lobbyists within America whose raison d’etre is to influence US policy in the Middle East and to protect Israel and preserve its role as a key regional ally.
Aided by the insatiable appetite of America’s mighty military-industrial complex and abetted on 9/11 itself by foreign agents to maintain secrecy and prevent whistleblowers, these rogue individuals and organizations may be responsible for the attack.
But we’ll never know. If this is indeed the monstrous truth behind 9/11 then the fall-out is simply too world-changing to contemplate. The US government knows it and so do those who may have worked insidiously behind the scenes to create and benefit from the attack. So, let it be a warning and hope that a tragedy on this scale never happens again.