Monday, October 4, 2010

9/11 - America's Open Wound

9/11 – America’s Open Wound

I was accused, recently, in a letter to the editor of the Public Opinion, which was titled: Essayist's points make no sense (September 13, 2010), of making nonsensical points in an essay that I had written, which had been published previously in the Public Opinion (September 3, 2010). The point, which I made in the essay and which this letter-writer took issue with, was this: That I believe elements of our own government were responsible for the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

I realize this is not something one hears on the nightly news, but it’s hardly nonsensical. Consider the following news story, which concerns a recent press conference held by the group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, that took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday September 9, 2010

1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11

Former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Discuss Scientific Findings - National Press Club, Washington DC, 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010

“Gravel and Gage will host a central press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presenting hard evidence that all three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, in NYC were destroyed by explosive controlled demolition . . . Senator Gravel notes, 'Critically important evidence has come forward after the original government building reports were completed.'"

Have you heard about this? I don’t think Gravel and Gage are talking nonsense. Do you? After all, architects and engineers are usually some of the most scientifically-minded and fact-based people that one would ever want to meet. They’re hardly the type of people given to making nonsensical statements, especially in public . . . at the National Press Club no less.

I think the real question we need to ask ourselves is: Why did they feel the need to do so in the first place? Because there’s a media blackout concerning the many questions surrounding the horrific events of 9/11 that still remain unanswered?

Peter Lance, a five-time Emmy award-winning journalist, answers this question for us, in great detail, in his book: Cover-Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror (New York: Harper, 2005). Cover-Up is Lance’s second of three books that he has written on the subject of the 9/11 cover-up. Is he just writing nonsense too? Lance doesn’t go so far as to say that 9/11 was an inside job, although I think it obvious, Lance simply wants a new (real) investigation into the events of 9/11, allowing the chips to fall wherever they may, as do I.

I’m of the opinion that citizenship requires involvement and taking responsibility for government, not a blind obedience to government regardless of how corrupt that government has now become.

Is any of this making sense to you? Is it nonsensical? I think it’s not only sensible to believe that 9/11 was an inside job, I think the inside job argument makes the most sense out of the plethora of information that we now have available to us about the terror attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. After all, our government has been known to have done this sort of thing before—staging “incidents” in order to gain public support for its latest military venture (e.g., the USS Maine, the RMS Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, Operation Northwoods, the Gulf of Tonkin).

9/11 is America’s open wound. The only way this wound can heal is for the truth to come out, no matter how ugly the truth about 9/11 turns out to be.

I’m not the only person in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the US, or the world who believes this either . . . far from it.

There are numerous 9/11 Truth groups that can be found throughout all fifty states, and many, many more that can be found in nations throughout the world.


Rather, the American people are beginning to wake up from their government controlled, mass media induced slumber.


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