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So Far The Best Examination Of 9-11
on September 23, 2011
Until the definitive 9-11 book comes along (and it will) this book will have to do. Heard them on a talk show one evening (John Batchelor WABC) and immediately ordered the book from amazon. They are British and I feel they can step back and be a little more independent in their thinking. American authors are too close to the subject emotionally, I believe, to be objective in certain areas.
There are many people out there (and I know a few personally) who will never be convinced that 9-11 was not an 'inside job' and that the Pentagon was not hit by a plane but a missile, the Twin Towers were demolished by bombs planted by Americans, and the planes that crashed that day were drones.
Page-by-page the authors carefully put the puzzle together so that by page 100 you pretty much have a blueprint of the actions of the day. However, it is very clear that numerous questions regarding the White House and whether the President/Vice President ordered fighter jets to shoot down suspicious planes that morning remain unanswered. The military, White House operatives & those-in-the-know have differing opinions of what transpired while Bush was in the air.
They have interviewed many people who were at the scene that morning and have poured over countless reports and studies. What they write is convincing. It is not a book you can read cover-to-cover in one sitting. It is laborious and time-consuming because it transforms you back to that bright, sunny September morning in NYC when all was well one moment and all hell breaks out in a heartbeat.
I still have questions about that day I am sure will never be answered to my satisfaction. Ten years later, I cannot shake the 'gut' feeling I have about the French brothers who just happened to be in NYC, just happened to be filming a documentary on NYC Firemen, who just happened to be stationed within visual site of the World Trade Centers, who just happened to be in the street when the first plane hit, who just happened to take the only known shots of the plane hitting the tower, who somehow managed to gain access (carte blanche)to action inside the WTC when no American cameras were allowed in, and who both somehow managed to make it out alive!!! No one will ever convince me this was just a lucky break for these two foreign photographers.
With that exception, I believe what we saw happen on 9-11 happened as we saw it. No missiles under the planes, no bombs planted in the WTC that brought the buildings down, no missiles into the Pentagon. The US government had ample warning this was going to occur. So did President Roosevelt just before Pearl Harbor. Both events got us into wars.
The events of that morning have cost this country billions upon billions of dollars in both reconstruction and defense spending for soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan,etc. 'They' beat us down that morning and continue to cause American deaths on a weekly basis in the war zones. The US government knows full well what countries were involved in a major way that morning and will never hold them accountable for very personal and political reasons.
Ten years after 9-11, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in the home he and his family had lived in for many years, protected by the Pakistani government. Pakistan continues to take millions of dollars of US aid with one hand, and stab us in the back with the other, with a smile on their face. The US government does nothing about this. In the meantime, Pakistan is cozying up to our enemies just in case we stop funding them in the future. They will not suffer a bit. They see the US going down the financial drain and they are jumping ship while they can.
This book answers just about every question that has been asked in the last 10 years. You may not like their answers but they back them up. Of course there are those of you who will say they were paid to write this and print what the US wants us to continue thinking really happened on 9-11. The authors can't win, can they? Regardless of what the real truth is, there are thousands of men, women and children who died that morning and countless thousands who were their families who will never be whole again. I cannot believe it has been ten years! It feels like it happened last week. It always will.