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5.0 out of 5 stars a open letter to anyone who thinks 9/11 truth is plain dumb, March 28, 2009
This review is from: The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé (Paperback)
If you think that saying 9/11 is an inside job is plain crazy please read on, I'm not trying to preach to the choir.

Bush would did not want to conduct an investigation, as it would detract from the War on Terror. The jersey girls through a media campaign finally forced him to, he first appointed notorious insider Kissinger, until he had to resign because he refused to reveal his client list. Christopher Hitchens (no 9/11 truther he) has said that the appointment of Kissinger is tantamout to an attempt at a cover-up.

All that many people in the 9/11 truth movement want is a better investigation. They have not (in most cases) posited an exact alternative scenario, but to believe the government's story one has to believe the following:

two planes crashed into two steel framed buildings and bought down three, the 3rd WTC7 would be the tallest building in most cities, it just happened to be only half the height of the mammoth WTC 1 and 2. WTC7 is not mentioned even once in the 9/11 commission report

The site was not treated like a crime scene for architects and engineers and law enforcement officers to conduct a truly thorough going investigation in how these towers could have shredded themselves from top to bottom in 10 to 15 seconds. This is valuable information that would have been
a) necessary for future safety protocols
b) is mandatory by law in any case

The very fabric of the three buildings that was needed to do a deep and forensic analysis was either sent to landfill or in the case of the Steel nearly all the beams were sold to the Far East as scrap. This is beyond belief in itself, how could the world's single most important crime scene be dismantled before it had been thoroughly investigated. When NIST did their investigations, they had to overwhelmingly rely on computer models.

Firefighter tapes were many said they had heard explosions were withheld for years until they were forcibly released to the New York times under the FOA. Why withold them in the first place? What is the national security implication. We know the buildings were attacked so what is there to hide?

There were many wargames and terror drills going on on the morning of 9/11 they are classified, but this is a highly noteworthy coincidence. What has come out about them, makes them sound mighty suspicions. FEMA arrived in NY on the night 10th of Sept to conduct a bio-terror drill the next morning. The wargames involved hijack scenarios and mightily confused the FAA who were dealing with wargames and real planes without being able to know which were which.

There is very little sign of an airplane at the crash site of the Pentagon. Whether there was or was not a plane is extremely hard to prove from just photographs or eye-witnesses one way or another, but if the govt had nothing whatsoever to hide, why not release the 80 plus CCTV cameras whose films they confiscated, instead they treated us to 5 frames that show no plane but a huge explosion. The govt itself says "a plane flew into the building" so there can be no national security implication in showing it doing so.

Even Keane and Hamilton argue that they were not allowed to speak to KSM (khalid sheik mohammed) supposed mastermind of the 9/11 (and plenty of other plots). he was waterboarded severely which the CIA admit so it's impossible to tell if he is lying or not. Now if he was the mastermind wouldn't the Bush administration have
a) given their own congress appointed body the right to question him
b) given him a trial in New York to show that the US is above international barbarism and that they conduct fair trials even of evil terrorists? Why all the illegal behaviour?
why after nearly 8 years of the crime of the century, do we have the laughable spectacle of the imprisoning of Bin Laden's driver and no genuine legal process or closure on the supposed worst evil masterminds to ever attack the US? it doesn't make sense, how can any right thinking person accept this kangaroo process for such an important crime.

The shanksville plane debris is scattered over a large area indicating it might have been shot down.

why do all the bin ladens in videos after 9/11 not look like Bin Laden. If he is the avowed enemy of the US and has survived the attack on Afghanistan, wouldn't he do everything in his power to show himself in glorious close-up and technicolour, why is he either too fat, or weirdly unlike himself with a dyed beard and how come Al zawahiri the no 2 is always shown in crystal clarity. who is filming the fake bin ladin? if it's al qaeda, can't we see through it, if it's not al qaeda, can't we see through it?

The 9/11 terrorist attack enabled two wars, for which there was plenty of evidence that the neocons were hell bent on creating anyway. The official narrative is that 9/11 'gave them the opportunity'. 9/11 happened with just enough time for the Bush administration to have their war in Iraq and call the 2004 election after a swift victory, since it was obvious that Saddam's army would be useless against the terrifying WMD that the US deploys in combat.

Granted to you dear skeptic that for to believe that it is an inside job requires an enormous leap of credulity, how could they get away with it, why do something so murderous? how could they keep lying for years and years and not slip up!

however if you tear yourself away from the non-investigation by the media of anything other than the official narrative and look in detail as the magnificent David Ray Griffin asks us all to do with 'at least a 30% open mind' you will surprise yourself

lest you think that you will join the crackpot crazies who believe in alien abduction and that we didn't go to the moon or that the world's leaders are lizards underneath their human like appearence, ask yourself this

why are there 1000s of eminent americans signing on to from the following walks of life?
architects and engineers
military and intelligence

why would they put their name risking potential ridicule or blackmail if this is all just an adolcescent fantasy. Ok, if they're all deluded, let's prove them so, let's have a proper investigation with subpeana power and let's have a wide-ranging debate between the truthers and the official line people, and let's televise it, it would have an enormous global audience and the official line people are so sure of their case they will demolish the truthers, no?

David Ray Griffin is a searingly intelligent and a graceful thorough writer of very clear prose. He makes a truly unignorable case against the official story. Even if he is wrong on some counts (as I'm sure he is likely to be) the totally undeniable truth is that immediately after the tragedy the media and public and indeed the whole world took the tragedy at face value, believed the government and after that, nobody was ever allowed to question even details (let alone whole swathes) of the official story without either being made to feel like an idiot, a nutcase or a traitor.

This is just plain bad thinking, particularly when you know that the people who denounce any questioning are the on the 'logical' same side as George W Bush, a proven liar and warmonger.
If you know what you saw and you saw planes and you saw the footage of the hijakers at the airport, and you saw the buildings falling down, does that mean that you know everything there is to know? Is there only once possible way to describe how what you saw came to pass?

have some courage and look at the alternative. If you have at least looked and decided it's not for you, I salute you for we can't ask for more than for someone to have an open mind. We can't require that other people agree with us. But please look at this alternative narrative, it is deeply sincere in most cases and it explains the official story's outcomes better than the official story ever comes close to.
Thank you for reading this.
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