by Carolyn Baker
Rather than connect the dots between Saddam and 9/11, let’s look deeper and see the bigger picture of peak oil and the 9/11 truth movement.
Excerpted from http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/09/12/18308545.php
In the excellent documentary, 9/11 Press for Truth, those who lead the charge to investigate 9/11 are the victim’s families. As they poured over the internet during sleepless nights grieving for those they had lost, the widows found questions raised by journalists, researchers and others. Documentary films and books have been produced challenging the official narrative and the evolving cover-up.
Many of us believe that 9/11 was the biggest special operation ever directed against the American people but have found tremendous resistance in getting people to look at the basic facts about 9/11. Sadly, the willingness of the public to face the truth about 9/11 has increased only because the administration has consistently lied to us, to drag our country into wars, to violate the constitution, and to undermine basic morality by condoning torture, assassination, and spying on countless people, under the pretext of fighting a “war on terrorism.” By “Shock and Awe,” deadly campaigns against innocent civilians, as well as fabricated terror alerts, and the promise of long-duration war, they have proven themselves to be international terrorists.
Our 9/11 Truth Movement has grown to the point that we are recognized and attacked by the mainstream press (and the “independent” press.) The press has overlooked the fact that the 9/11 Commission regarded who funded the 9/11 attacks to be of little or no importance. The press has ignored the meetings between top US officials and the money-man behind 9/11 (Pakistani’s Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad, who had $100,000 sent to Mohammed Atta). The press will ignore the fact that the director of the Commission, Philip Zelikow, was part of the Bush National Security transition team, co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice, and was the person who wrote the pre-emptive war doctrine. The press has been cheerleader for the wars. Sadly, the Senate/House Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission were designed and used to justify the construction of Homeland Security and to expand the National Security State into a global police state.
The demands for a genuine investigation into 9/11 accountability continue to grow. But we don’t have a place in this country where we could subpoena the major power-holders, except possibly Congress, and we have no real representation there, yet. Our best ally, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, was again robbed of her office by the dirty electoral tricks.
When they tell you Hani Hanjour, a man who had trouble flying a Cessna, decided, deranged homicidal terrorist that he is, not to fly his highjacked 757 straight into Donald Rumsfeld’s office, or the roof above, which would have provided the largest possible target and the grandest possible devastation, you say, really?
When they tell you that he preferred to fly it into that part of the building with the fewest number of people working there, you say, really?
When they tell you that he decided to fly it into the side of the building which provided the smallest target, and which had been recently reinforced to withstand attack, you say really?
All of us, each one of us, can want desperately to believe our government incapable of madness, but it’s there in your stomach, something is all wrong with that scenario.
They tell you that our magnificent military apparatus of protection, trained and drilled, for which we pay dearly, just didn’t quite perform up to standards that day, there being no fighters scrambled to do the job as happened routinely 67 times in the nine months leading up to September 11th, and you say, really?
They tell you jets were scrambled from an airfield 150 miles away when there were airplanes 10 miles away, and you say, really?
They tell you that even though a man named Mike Pecoraro, who was working in the subbasement of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, heard and felt an explosion and then saw a 50-ton press and a machine shop reduced to rubble, but there were no explosives involved in the collapse of the towers, and you say, really?
You learn of molten metal in the ruins of the towers that cannot be explained by a jet fuel fire, and you say, really?
You see the buildings collapse, looking very much like controlled demolitions, falling into piles at almost freefall speed with nothing to slow them down, no resistance as each succeeding floor dissolves, and are told that the demolition thesis is unworthy of study, and you say, really?
You learn that steel-framed buildings have never collapsed because of fire before, but on September 11th, three did, all on the same day, all in the same place, all at freefall speed, all looking astonishingly like controlled demolitions, and you say, really?
You watch World Trade Center 7 collapse, and the first thing to implode is the penthouse, when there is no fire anywhere around the penthouse, and the 9/11 Commission doesn’t even mention the building’s demise, and you say, really?
In fact, you read these devastating indictments by David Ray Griffin and others and see that the 9/11 Commission didn’t bother to respond to any of the questions that these brave people raised, and you say, really?
And then you see Professor Steven Jones, a physicist who has written extensively and courageously about the mountains of evidence that prove controlled demolition of the World Trade Center. He has put his reputation on the line on CSPAN, holding up pieces of steel from ground zero that he has tested and found to contain a substance known as thermate, an explosive used in controlled demolition. You think, certainly the news media will be all over that, and there is deafening silence. What in the world is a person to say then?
Those of you committed warriors who have answered the call of patriotism, I am proud to stand with you. To those who remain skeptical, as is entirely appropriate, the reading is there to be done, and I beseech you to do it. You probably never thought you would be in a position to be a true patriot. This is your moment; your country is calling.
Carol Brouillet is an untiring activist in the areas of impeachment, 9/11 Truth, Social Justice, and Ecological Wisdom. She is running for Congress in the 14th District of California on the Green Party ticket. Go to www.carolforcongress.org for details.