- Posted November 29, 2013 by
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9/11 We'll never forget-- What we're told
Debating the events of 9/11 is an extremely difficult task, to say the least. The widely opposing arguments for each side of this ever growing conversation are passionate and heated, just as they should be.
One part of the discussion seems far too often to get lost in the translation of this squabble, and that is the fact that the events of that day were unbelievably tragic and devastating. It shook our world and our lives to the very core. No one argues that.
Now I like a good conspiracy; that I shan’t deny. I’ll listen to the incessant ramblings of my fellow brethren while they rattle on about secret government laboratories and the imminent demise of freedom at the hands of the gas pump. And of course, who could forget the timeless extraterrestrial poking ventures that we’ve been shied from since the dawn of time. They’re all good and entertaining. But I don’t invest a great deal of stock in these theories.
Sure, I understand that the government has secrets. Who doesn’t withhold certain facts? It would be abundantly foolish to believe that any government would be entirely transparent. But are they really out to get us? I suspect not. Granted they may cross the lines of privacy. Certainly there’s a chap trotting around Russia with a briefcase full of big brothers unmentionables, but I am skeptical that even his deepest and most secretive insights include treasonous murder plots.
Here comes a big however.
However, I do know, and history supports again and again, that it would not be outside of the realm of possibility for the government to promulgate self-promoting propaganda in order to achieve a goal that it deems fit for the future of its constituents. And, contrary to popular belief, it does not make you unpatriotic to ask relevant questions and make your own determinations. If anything I would say you would be unpatriotic if you refused to think for yourself and blindly follow unregulated leadership. That wouldn’t spell out freedom much, would it?
I am not here to scream bloody murder and point fingers to the elusive long-coat spooks lurking in the shadows with curly wires hanging from their ears. I am here simply to ask some questions, and yes, they are questions about 9/11.
Anyone who has spent any time looking into the details of that fateful day will know that the list of queries is endless and the farfetched allegations are without bounds. I decided to narrow my list down to my top 5: the top 5 things that I find to be troubling.
So here we go:
1.) (Everyones fave) Why did the towers fall?
I am not an engineer and have no understanding of architecture whatsoever. But even to a layman like myself, it does seem a bit odd that not 1, not 2, but 3 steel structures would collapse all on the same day, with there never being a recorded an instance of a similar downfall of any other building, even once in the history of the world, ever. I could even swallow whole the first two, after all they were struck by planes, but as they say, 3 is a crowd.
2.) How did the passport survive?
The planes struck hundreds of feet above the New York street. No black boxes were recovered from the wreckage. The entire place was, well, ground zero. But through all of that, one of the terrorists passport managed to drift down to the street and lay in tact to be discovered by who I can only assume was the only person in NYC who was looking at the ground that day and not at the top of the towers. That seems like a stretch. (I should slip in that this ties to a whole other question about another of the high jacker's drivers license surviving the disintegrated flight 93.)
3.) Where did that plane go at the Pentagon?
We’ve all heard the stories about the amateur pilot who couldn’t fly a tiny plane pulling off a nearly impossible feet of aviation, and blah blah. But his flying skills aside, seriously, where did the plane go?
There truly seems to be no obvious signs of that massive airliner anywhere in the pictures, just a hole in the building which certainly isn’t large enough to host a machine of that size. I can’t help but wonder what happened to the engines, the tail and the wings. Where is the plane?
4.) Why, oh, why was G.W. not immediately rushed to a secure location?
Surely, on a day like 9/11, where everything and everyone were apparent targets, the first thing the Secret Service would have done is assume the president was a target and get him to an undisclosed location. But they didn’t. Not at all.
This one strikes me a great deal, because I have been around the Secret Service a little, and they do not play around. How is it that while war was being waged on America, the leader of the country was deemed safe in a public school, abiding by a public itinerary, where anyone could have known he was there?
5.) Why not squash the rumors?
If all that we have been told is true, why not deflate this ballooning conspiracy? There are a lot of variables here, and people will argue that if the government provides answers the nuts will just find another part of the story to nitpick, and that may be true. But there are some whopping secrets that if revealed could slam shut many of these open doors.
Probably none more than the footage from The Pentagon. Those little snippets is all they have? Come on. We all know that the cameras were rolling all over that place. There is no question at all that clear footage was recorded. Some may say it’s too painful to release, but sorry, we’ve all seen the images of the towers thousands of times, we can handle it.
If they’re not hiding anything, what are they hiding? What is the problem?
I can comfortably say there are enough people in the world that have questions to warrant some answers.
Those are the wonders of my mind when I think about 9/11. Are they unreasonable? If so, why are they unreasonable? We are talking about an event that carved out the world we live in today. The continued aftermath of that day has cost countless lives, and has rooted legislation that will continue to chisel in to the future for all of time. Shouldn’t there be some answers?
Some of you may now paint me as a conspiracy theorist. Sorry, but you’re wrong. These are basic, reasonable and logical questions that deserve an answer.
The truth is this: I hope these questions do get answered, and I hope the answers completely diminish any shadow of a doubt that 9/11 was anything more than a heinous act of cowardly terrorism. I hope that there is a new investigation and that it uncovers that Bush and his pals have been telling the truth all along. I genuinely hope that the boys upstairs will put all of these outrageous rumors to rest.
I would much rather go back to listening to the real conspiracy theories. I hear there’s a good one about a fella’ in Texas having a bad day in a convertible