9-11 Five Years Later

It has been 5 years since 9-11 happened. I don’t think our country is more secure than it was back then… maybe more aware… if anything I think our country is more scared than before 9-11. Terrorism is about creating fear, and I believe it has done just that. It kind of enrages me that 5 years have passed and I still don’t know the “truth.”

I don’t know what happened, I don’t know how it happened, all I know is that a lot of people lost their lives that day and we are in a war against terrorism that is killing more people on both “sides” every single day. I also believe that this war against terror is creating more terrorist every single day. We have destroyed this generation by sending our young people to fight a war that to me seems to be accomplishing nothing. Look at Afghanistan right now, where we supposedly won. The Taliban is still fighting a guerrilla and fear war and the government can not do much to stop it. Look at Iraq and how we are still losing soldiers every day to a civil war that we somehow have to stop.

Fighting for democracy seems like a stupid thing to do when everyone is against a Hamas lead government that was elected by their own people. If that does not open the eyes of everyone in the world, I am not sure what will. We are supposed to be living in the information age, but all I believe we get is misinformation. And again, I just want to know what the “truth” is.

Now under the radar we have some people talking about Venezuela extracting uranium to then be sent to Iran for enrichment. What is going on in the world? We have North Korea testing missiles, and other nations trying to get their hands on the atomic bomb. Have we learned nothing from history? Is the clock just ticking again towards a nuclear holocaust?

What is true for me might not be the same for someone else. All I know is that people seem to not care unless the situation is affecting them directly. I still support the troops because they are not the ones making the decisions, they are just executing orders. Like the “terrorists” they are just following an ideal that has been planted in them to fight for a “cause.” I would not want to be on either of their positions, because taking away the value of human life to fight for any ideal has to take an emotional toll in some level no matter who the person is. I believe that taking away the value of human life; start to take away a person’s humanity.

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17 Responses to 9-11 Five Years Later

  1. Good question on if we are more secure or not. We haven’t been hit again but I’m not sure we are more secure, especially with the massive holes in our Northern and Southern borders.

    Hmmm, I’d almost say that Iran and other nations like them are actually creating more terrorists every day by supporting terrorism and fueling the conflict in Iraq. It is certainly hard to see anything being accomplished when all we see are casualty reports every day.

    Yep, the doomsday clock moved seven minutes to midnight not that long ago: http://www.thebulletin.org/doomsday_clock/current_time.htm

    I would like to make one distinction between soldiers following orders and terrorists following orders. MOST soldiers are at least guided by a conscience and limits, whereas terrorism by its nature has none.

  2. I just think this is funny–the complete blend between Eastern and Western cultures:

    http://illusivedesigns.net/kn1ves/v2/videos/tunak.html

  3. Don’t let all the hate, politics, and conspiracy theorists get you down. I think the thing that disturbs me the most is that after 5 years people have really lost focus on what really happened that day and let their memories become corrupted about what has happened ever since. It seems you are trying to seek a “truth” from a preconceived bias that what you are getting isn’t true. Don’t be a victim of circular reasoning. You’re smarter than that. The facts we know do not turn the facts that we don’t know into lies. It’s more complex than that.

    Whether or not we can all agree on what happened and why is irrelevant. The big picture is that it is our idiology and existance vs. theirs. And sadly, they we are more divided than they are. They can destroy our buildings, but can they destroy our will? The beauty of our democracy is that we all are given a voice. Ultimately we must stand together. Instead we point the blame towards each other.

  4. I don’t think is as simple as stepping out of a circular train of reasoning. It is a lot more complex than that. I believe that taking the stance of us vs. them without even being able to define who is part of what camp is pretty extreme. Who are the people really standing proud? Who are the ones that are really attacking us? Is this a Judeo-Christian vs. Muslim? Western vs. Middle East? America vs. The World? Is an enemy of Israel an enemy of America?

    That is what divides my thoughts the most, I don’t know what I am supposed to stand behind anymore. The war to me is creating more internal problems for the future than it is solving. Instead of creating the safe country that we all long for I think it is going to create a generation of pretty messed up veterans that have seen and committed atrocities that will forever change them.

  5. Nothing personal, this just hits very close to home with me, and it’s something I am very passionate about…..

    It’s Freedom versus Terrorism.

    The one statement that struck me was that you said that we are sending our young people…

    We’re not ‘sending our young people’. These are men. In a completely volunteer military. Most of them enlisting after 9-11, to the tune of 1.6 million soldier strong military. If you’re not sure why we are over there, or even fighting this war, the ones who are going, do. The soldiers who are there, or are going, support our cause. Support it so much that they enlisted to go. Enlisting in our military is much more than just “free college money”. These men are trained, and fully understand that they may be called to war at any moment. And no, they may not want to die, but in duty for this country, and the freedoms we enjoy, they do so willingly. I would know. My uncle is one of those men. Going back for a second tour just yesterday. And will be back for a third in the next two years. I could not be more proud to have a man like my uncle fighting for me, and this country.

    Talk to any serviceman. My conversation with my uncle was very enlightening. From my uncle’s firsthand knowledge, most of the problem in Iraq is *NOT FROM IRAQ*. The guys who are shooting rockets all over the place are Syrian, Iranian, Egyptian etc.

    Also, our own civil war was unstable for 2 decades after Lee surrendered. It took nearly a generation for freedom to take hold in this country after the revolutionary war. Many were executed for sympathizing with the British YEARS after the British pulled out of the colonies. The Cold War was fought by proxy all over the world for 40 years. Nice, neat, clear, cookie-cutter endings only happen on television. In real life, the victors are rarely credited in their lifetimes and it is their children and grandchildren that get to see the fruits of their sacrifice.

    I will be an old woman or maybe even dead before Iraq begins to export more than oil and hate; but freedom will be the gift my generation leaves for the next, rather than a bunch of pretty messed up veterans.

    Granted, yes, they are changed, but because we are charging forward with this war, instead of bending to political pressure, and doing what is right by the country we started with, they have a better sense of accomplishment. (unlike Vietnam – their successes will be celebrated) Their brothers in arms did not die in vain. America is leading the cause for freedom. We are setting forth a revolution for many countries who are ready to be free to vote, free to get an education, free to walk their streets, free to practice their own religion. Free to exist without the tyranny of a dictactor/terrorist group. What we are doing is so important, and on a bigger scale than just current events and politics. The effects of what we are doing will last for generations, and set forth a new way of life in the Eastern World. We are bringing and end to terrorism, and a birth to liberty.

    If you wanna know why we are fighting, here is a quote from Osama Bin Laden: “The youth [Muslim mujahedin in Somalia] were surprised at the low morale of the American soldier and realized more than before that the American soldiers are paper tigers. After a few blows, they ran in defeat…” Terrorists will not be satisfied until the US and Israel are destroyed. There is no middle ground with fanatics who want you dead.

  6. Candy,

    I have been affected by this war at a personal level. I have both friends and extended family that either is fighting right now or has fought in this war. More than that, I have friends that fought in the first Gulf War.

    I do not think that because you enlist voluntarily it means that you should fight for causes that our country as a whole does not support. It rips me apart when I hear that soldiers are taking their lives, or worse going crazy and killing innocent people. This war is claiming our youth and I hope that people start to realize that one thing is to be proud but we must not be blind to what is happening. People are losing their lives, HUMANS ARE LOSING THEIR LIVES… if we care so much about terrorism and Iraq why not Darfur, Congo, Somalia. It is now clear that there was no link between Iraq and Al Qaeda, there was also no WMD, so how can anyone tell me that this war was justified when there is genocide all over this earth going on RIGHT NOW.

    One last thing… if this whole thing was as voluntary and easy, then why do they need recruiters?

  7. I appreciate your friend’s and family’s service to this country. They are owed a great debt of gratitude.

    “I do not think that because you enlist voluntarily it means that you should fight for causes that our country as a whole does not support.” – then why would you enlist? Our country has never agreed or supported one single thing, all at once, as a whole. If everyone agreed, this country would not have been here. To even sign a declaration of independance, the signers pretty much had to agree to put their lives, their families, and fortunes on the line. Men were being killed for wanted to be free, even back then. But they were brave enough to do what is right, and allow people, human beings, to be free in the country they live in.

    It is a tragic thing when we lose lives in this war, regardless of what battlefield it is on. But it is war. A lot of men cannot handle war. It is not a natural event. It is not a pretty event. But something stirred inside these men. A cause. A purpose. A call. They are fighting not only for the rights of freedom in these countries we are in, but also in retaliation for what the terrorists of these countries did to us. This is a different kind of war. Even more astounding than Pearl Harbor. They are not attacking military targets. They are attacking innocent civilians. They have no problems wiping out 3,000 Americans in the name of Allah. They also have no problems hiding behind women and children, killing their own believers, killing their own women and children…..

    War is not quick. Not if you want effective, long lasting results. Not if you are wanting to change something.

    There was WMD’s. Iraq was a part of all of this. Please don’t ignore facts. Check here: http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm There are *lots* of links from varied sources on the where’s and why’s of this. Even when we found WMD’s: http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,200499,00.html

    “In October of 1998, during the Clinton administration, the U.S. House and then the U.S. Senate passed The Iraq Liberation Act, which was signed into law on Oct. 31st, making it the official policy of the U.S. government to seek regime change in Iraq. The Senate vote was unanimous, including every Democrat, even Ted Kennedy.”

    Iraq was up to no good, even then. To say that Iraq was better off with Saddam in power, and terrorist groups being funded is… well… I’ll let the ghosts of hundreds of thousands of Saddams victims speak for that one.

    The goal of this war is to rid the world of terrorism. Not just Iraq, and not just Afganistan. But war is slow, and war is not nice….. It will take generations before the effects of our efforts are realized, and the Middle East is a stable region, and terrorism is not ruling with an iron fist. They are cunning, they are powerful, intelligent and have the funding. And they want us dead. All of us. I’m not sure about you, but I sure as heck don’t want to just stand around waiting for the next strike – because they will… they already tried, and thanks fo London/American efforts, they failed.

  8. I have no problem with an effort to end terrorism, but I believe that there are better ways than the current war in Iraq. I am sorry but I cannot believe that you think that our involvement in Iraq is purely motivated to end terror, and that you say “Them” vs “Us.”

    When 9-11 first happen I even though about enlisting. I have also looking into going into the Navy reserves, I have a friend that does it right now and I was very close to joining when he did. I believe in our military, I just don’t believe in the current military campaign. My post is about confusion, and even though you posted links, they do not count for much because there is as much information out there that says the opposite. There is also a lot of military people that have become disenfranchised from the military and speak against the current campaign.

    My point is that I still don’t fully understand why we are at war with Iraq, why we went to war and what really happened that day. Not because the information is not out there, but because there is too much of it and there is no way to tell what is “true” or not. Only what we choose to believe is true.

    Right now the “truth” for me is that people are coming back from over there and had been mentally raped by this war. Some will recover; some might have to carry the PTSD burden, or worse. That to me is the only true I see along with the loss of life. I don’t feel more secure today than I did the day before 9-11. Osama Bin Laden is still running around. The only think that I can gather from Saddam being captured and Osama still being at large is that the focus of this war is on oil and not on ending terrorism.

    I still don’t understand why we care so much about the Middle East and not enough about Africa, maybe because there is a lot more oil there?

  9. > One last thing… if this whole thing was as voluntary and easy, then why do they need recruiters?
    I would like to point out that this is a very poorly constructed logic pattern. The author is clearly trying to take 2 facts and link them in a causal relationship. This statement could have been written “Our military is not volunteer. That is why our military has recruters.” The logical next step would be that recruiters are somehow coercing our enlisted men into the service. Last time I checked, the recruitment process is still voluntary. BTW, just so you know, Sun Microsystems, IBM and Duke University all use recruiters to fill necessary positions within the organizations. Does this somehow imply that involvement is any less voluntary? hardly.

    > I have been affected by this war at a personal level. blah blah blah…
    I would like to point out that is a straw man argument. The author is trying to change the subject of arguing the merrits of the war to arguing about his own personal emotions. Public/foreign policy should never be made on the basis of how it makes you feel.

    >I do not think that because you enlist voluntarily it means that you should fight for causes that our
    >country as a whole does not support.
    There are 298 million people in the US. By this logic our military should never be deployed unless each and every citizen agrees to it. Since we know that some people will never fight for anything, we know that will never happen. The bottom line is that every country that intends to protect itself must have an army. Armies are designed to kill and break things. If you enlist then you know that at some point you will be employed to kill and break things. If you are uncomfortable with this, why would you enlist?

    > It rips me apart when I hear that soldiers are taking their lives, or worse going crazy and killing
    > innocent people.
    This is also an emotional argument based on poorly constructed logic. The clear statement here is that military service causes insanity. I think a more logical statement would be that a job description that includes “training with and use of explosives” and “use of automatic weapons” is likely to draw some individuals with a very loose grasp on sanity to begin with. This does not mean that all military people are insane. It also does not mean that all people not in the military are destined for happy, emotionally adjusted lives.

    >People are losing their lives, HUMANS ARE LOSING THEIR LIVES… if we care so much about
    >terrorism and Iraq why not Darfur, Congo, Somalia.
    If you have a problem with ants in your home, do you go all around your home pulling off sheetrock and ripping up carpet, killing one ant at a time? no you follow the trail of ants outside to the hill and you fill it with poison and you kill the queen. Whenever I hear someone say “Why are we going after Iraq? Sadaam had nothing to do with 9/11…”, I am always reminded of what my Dad used to say. He’d say “The nail that stands out furthest gets pounded down first.” Sadaam was the nail. We had 14 active resolutions against him. He was defying the cease fire and firing at our planes. He was funding terrorism in Israel and he was actively engaging in hostile rhetoric against us. Afganistan was too easy and Sadaam made himself and easy target. We needed to show the middle east that we were serious about terrorism and Sadaam was an easy sell with a bad history of WMDs. If you don’t think Iraq is about terrorism, this is what Osama Bin Laden has to say about Iraq: “”It is going to be a great battle and we are going to defeat the enemy,”. There are hundreds of thousands of foreign terrorist pouring into Iraq to fight. If it has nothing to do with terrorism, why are they there?

    Right now we are fighting Bin Laden’s armies in Iraq. That is much prefered to fighting them in Jacksonville or Daytona Beach or NYC. Maybe when we are done in Iraq, we can move on to Iran and Syria but 1 ant hill at a time.
    -solid

  10. Nobody cares about Darfur, Somolia, etc because there’s no oil. Too bad for the thousands of people dying of starvation every day due to oppressive, brutal governments. They should have had the foresight to be starving in an oil-rich country.

    What strikes me as humorous, in a sick and twisted sort of way, is that anytime you speak out against the war in Iraq, there’s some “America does no wrong” type out there lecturing you on how “war isn’t pretty”, “war isn’t quick” and “they volunteered,” as if those thinking for themselves have forgotten all of this.

    Right, they volunteered to defend their country. That doesn’t mean the government should not be held accountable when they negligently send our men and women into harm’s way without being fully prepared, and certainly when we won’t properly take care of them when they return all screwed up. The War in Iraq has been miscalculated, underprepared, and poorly excuted from the very beginning. Several head honchos in the military have come forward to say so.

    President Lincoln said it well when he said “Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object.”

  11. Solid,

    I was trying to be sarcastic with the needing recruiters argument. I do believe that recruiters are trying to fill the jobs in, but unlike IBM, Sun, etc. they are not getting unqualified people in. It is known that people are not enlisting right now and recruiters have been caught doing some very unethical things.

    My post is not about taking a political stance against the war persay, it is that I feel that 5 years after 9-11 I have more information and less answers about what happened that day… if you agree that the war on terror was sparked with 9-11 then why don’t we have the person responsible for that act behind bars, yet we went into Iraq to topple an oppresive regime when there are more people suffereing now in Africa than there was in Iraq.

    You argument for taking down Saddam is weak because if you truly want to think that way, the why is North Korea allowed to do what is doing right now?

    And I am not sure about you, but I know that I would deal with all of my ant problems but I would not take care of the problem for the whole neighborhood… why I don’t have the resources.

  12. It is easy to criticize when action is taken. But at least action is being taken. You cannot begin to make me believe that sitting back and doing nothing about 9/11 would have made things any better than they are now. Or that by taking the fight to them and eliminating the threat on their turf is creating more terrorists. That argument does not hold water because we did nothing to fight these terrorists in the 90s. What did we do when the WTC was bombed in 1993, or our Embassy was bombed, or even the USS Cole? Nothing. We did nothing and yet the attacks did not stop. Just like the UN did nothing about Saddam in Iraq for 12 years.

    As for Al Qaeda being in Afganistan, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and even places like France; I find it incredibly hard to believe that anybody can think that Iraq is somehow the only place in the Middle East that Al Qaeda didn’t exist. Those rogue nations are already harboring terrorists of the sort. So what? Now we should just give up?

    Frankly, I am tired of political ambition distorting the reason we’re fighting for. When nearly half of our nation would rather fight our President, make movies full of lies and even his assassination, and consistently criticize rather than offer alternative solutions besides tucking our tails and running… IT MAKES ME SICK! It’s one thing to criticize our goverment. That is what makes our country free and great. But to focus specifically on the hatred and downfall of our President and our ideals, rather than focus on the destroying the terrorists, is just plain wrong. You can’t worry about them as human beings when they are beheading innocent people and demeaning women of their own race. Stop the hypocrisy.

    It’s time we change the rules. I don’t want to inherit a country that is so focused on political correctness that we assist the terrorists in destroying us. There won’t be any second chances. When are people going to realize that it doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree??? The terrorists are going to try to kill you no matter who’s side you’re on! Why give them the means to do it? WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    Have we really already forgotten?

  13. > Nobody cares about Darfur, Somolia, etc because there’s no oil.
    Actually, according to The Boston Globe, “Thirty percent of the world’s newly discovered oil reserves come from Africa’s west coast.”
    http://www.worldpress.org/Africa/899.cfm
    Nigerian Oil

    > Right, they volunteered to defend their country. That doesn’t mean the government should not be
    > held accountable when they negligently send our men and women into harm’s way without being
    > fully prepared, and certainly when we won’t properly take care of them when they return all
    > screwed up. The War in Iraq has been miscalculated, underprepared, and poorly excuted from the
    > very beginning.
    It’s easy to Monday-morning-quarterback any war. Everytime the US is involved in any conflict there are detractors and critics. And maybe things could be done differently. I would like to know what credentials you draw on for your expertise that says it is being done improperly. You don’t have to scan in in pictures of your purple hearts or silver stars. Just tell me what year you graduated from West Point. I know this seems openly combative but I am trying to make the point that all war plans change. After the first offensive, the oposition will try to retailiate in a fashion that you do not expect. If they do, you change your plan. That is how war works.
    >Several head honchos in the military have come forward to say so.
    And many have said we are doing it right. This is a matter of personal preference. Many critics argue that we are not using our air supiority enough. But bombs mean colateral damage. Colateral damage means civilian deaths. So you have to measure your options and their costs.

    >I was trying to be sarcastic with the needing recruiters argument. I do believe that recruiters are
    > trying to fill the jobs in, but unlike IBM, Sun, etc. they are not getting unqualified people in. It is
    > known that people are not enlisting right now and recruiters have been caught doing some very
    > unethical things.
    Unethical things huh? like what? I haven’t heard of any. In any case, it really doesn’t matter because you are talking about the exception not the rule. By putting this out as an argument you are suggesting that all recruiting is unethical and are casting aspersions on all who have enlisted. We can focus all day long on things that are not right, but when you look at our military in the big picture, our military has been the greatest defender of freedom this world has ever known.

    > My post is not about taking a political stance against the war persay, it is that I feel that 5 years
    > after 9-11 I have more information and less answers about what happened that day…
    There are your emotions taking over again. Queue up the Offspring song “Feelings”:
    “Feelings. Nothing more than Feelings…”
    http://www.lyrics007.com/Offspring%20Lyrics/Feelings%20Lyrics.html

    > if you agree that the war on terror was sparked with 9-11 then why don’t we have the person
    > responsible for that act behind bars
    Because the problem is not with any 1 person. The problem is with ideology. I could whip out my trusty .45 and shoot Osama Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad right in the head and it still has no effect on the popularity of terrorism as policy. The problem is that even after all these raving psycos are dead, there will still be a culture that believes that you can bully someone into doing, saying or believing as you want them to. We have to change that. or we have to convert.

    > You argument for taking down Saddam is weak because if you truly want to think that way, the why
    > is North Korea allowed to do what is doing right now?
    There are 2 differences:
    1) North Korea HAS nukes. Unfortunately we did not stop them when it would have been less deadly but we can stop Iraq, Iran, and Syria from getting them. Now we have to deal with N Korea in a fashion that won’t get their neighbors or us killed.
    2) North Korea’s goal is different from the collective terrorist movement. Terrorist want to kill or convert all infidels. North Korea just wants Soel. Here is an article that gives some insight into the N. Korea problem: http://americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=5512

    > And I am not sure about you, but I know that I would deal with all of my ant problems but I would > not take care of the problem for the whole neighborhood…
    When a terrorist can walk across our border CARRYING* enough condensed sarin agent to kill a few hundred thousand people, the whole world is your back yard. Terrorism has changed the way we view our neighbors. We can’t wait for a terrorist group to attack before we respond. We have to treat all threats seriously. That is the “truth” of 9/11.

    * FYI: Sarin can be converted into a powder for transport and stored for up to 7 years. A t-spoon of it’s powder can be reconstituted into enough solution to kill 30,000 people if conditions are right.
    -Solid

  14. Travis said, “It is easy to criticize when action is taken. But at least action is being taken. You cannot begin to make me believe that sitting back and doing nothing about 9/11 would have made things any better than they are now.”

    You do realize that this country took all sorts of action based off of the attacks on 9/11, right? We changed our laws to give law enforcement more power (Patriot Act) then we invaded Afghanistan to strike at the heart of Al Qaeda. Then out of the blue, based on false information (whether it was known to be false or not is still up in the air) we invaded Iraq… Knowing full well that Saddam and Iraq in general had nothing to do with 9/11. That was the point when it stopped being about “stopping terrorists” and it started being about “stopping Saddam”.

    The reasons for invading Iraq were clear: *nuclear* WMDs (with passing mentions that Saddam might also have biological weapons a la anthrax). It turns out they were imagined. Now we’re there, stuck in a war that is driving us into debt and causing us all sorts of PR problems.

    It was a mistake; this isn’t even debatable. If you do something based on erroneous beliefs, you have made a mistake. If you change your story after the fact or try to make up reasons why we’re all better off despite the mistake, you are a pseud.

    “Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.” -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

    “Half the truth is often a great lie.” -Benjamin Franklin

    -Riskable
    http://www.riskable.com
    “I have a license to kill -9″

  15. Enlightenment

    One thing that struck me as odd in the days after 9/11 was Bush saying “We will not tolerate conspiracy theories [regarding 9/11]“. Sure enough there have been some wacky conspiracy theories surrounding the events of that day. The most far-fetched and patently ridiculous one that I’ve ever heard goes like this: Nineteen hijackers who claimed to be devout Muslims but yet were so un-Muslim as to be getting drunk all the time, doing cocaine and frequenting strip clubs decided to hijack four airliners and fly them into buildings in the northeastern U.S., the area of the country that is the most thick with fighter bases. After leaving a Koran on a barstool at a strip bar after getting shitfaced drunk on the night before, then writing a suicide note/inspirational letter that sounded like it was written by someone with next to no knowledge of Islam, they went to bed and got up the next morning hung over and carried out their devious plan. Nevermind the fact that of the four “pilots” among them there was not a one that could handle a Cessna or a Piper Cub let alone fly a jumbo jet, and the one assigned the most difficult task of all, Hani Hanjour, was so laughably incompetent that he was the worst fake “pilot” of the bunch. Nevermind the fact that they received very rudimentary flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station, making them more likely to have been C.I.A. assets than Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. So on to the airports. These “hijackers” somehow managed to board all four airliners with their tickets, yet not even ONE got his name on any of the flight manifests. So they hijack all four airliners and at this time passengers on United 93 start making a bunch of cell phone calls from 35,000 feet in the air to tell people what was going on. Nevermind the fact that cell phones wouldn’t work very well above 4,000 feet, and wouldn’t work at ALL above 8,000 feet. But the conspiracy theorists won’t let that fact get in the way of a good fantasy. That is one of the little things you “aren’t supposed to think about”. Nevermind that one of the callers called his mom and said his first and last name, more like he was reading from a list than calling his own mom. Anyway, when these airliners each deviated from their flight plan and didn’t respond to ground control, NORAD would any other time have followed standard operating procedure (and did NOT have to be told by F.A.A. that there were hijackings because they were watching the same events unfold on their own radar) which means fighter jets would be scrambled from the nearest base where they were available on standby within a few minutes, just like every other time when airliners stray off course. But of course on 9/11 this didn’t happen, not even close. Somehow these “hijackers” must have used magical powers to cause NORAD to stand down, as ridiculous as this sounds because total inaction from the most high-tech and professional Air Force in the world would be necessary to carry out their tasks. So on the most important day in its history the Air Force was totally worthless. Then they had to make one of the airliners look like a smaller plane, because unknown to them the Naudet brothers had a videocamera to capture the only known footage of the North Tower crash, and this footage shows something that is not at all like a jumbo jet, but didn’t have to bother with the South Tower jet disguising itself because that was the one we were “supposed to see”. Anyway, as for the Pentagon they had to have Hani Hanjour fly his airliner like it was a fighter plane, making a high G-force corkscrew turn that no real airliner can do, in making its descent to strike the Pentagon. But these “hijackers” wanted to make sure Rumsfeld survived so they went out of their way to hit the farthest point in the building from where Rumsfeld and the top brass are located. And this worked out rather well for the military personnel in the Pentagon, since the side that was hit was the part that was under renovation at the time with few military personnel present compared to construction workers. Still more fortuitous for the Pentagon, the side that was hit had just before 9/11 been structurally reinforced to prevent a large fire there from spreading elsewhere in the building. Awful nice of them to pick that part to hit, huh? Then the airliner vaporized itself into nothing but tiny unidentifiable pieces no bigger than a fist, unlike the crash of a real airliner when you will be able to see at least some identifiable parts, like crumpled wings, broken tail section etc. Why, Hani Hanjour the terrible pilot flew that airliner so good that even though he hit the Pentagon on the ground floor the engines didn’t even drag the ground!! Imagine that!! Though the airliner vaporized itself on impact it only made a tiny 16 foot hole in the building. Amazing. Meanwhile, though the planes hitting the Twin Towers caused fires small enough for the firefighters to be heard on their radios saying “We just need 2 hoses and we can knock this fire down” attesting to the small size of it, somehow they must have used magical powers from beyond the grave to make this morph into a raging inferno capable of making the steel on all forty-seven main support columns (not to mention the over 100 smaller support columns) soften and buckle, then all fail at once. Hmmm. Then still more magic was used to make the building totally defy physics as well as common sense in having the uppermost floors pass through the remainder of the building as quickly, meaning as effortlessly, as falling through air, a feat that without magic could only be done with explosives. Then exactly 30 minutes later the North Tower collapses in precisely the same freefall physics-defying manner. Incredible. Not to mention the fact that both collapsed at a uniform rate too, not slowing down, which also defies physics because as the uppermost floors crash into and through each successive floor beneath them they would shed more and more energy each time, thus slowing itself down. Common sense tells you this is not possible without either the hijackers’ magical powers or explosives. To emphasize their telekinetic prowess, later in the day they made a third building, WTC # 7, collapse also at freefall rate though no plane or any major debris hit it. Amazing guys these magical hijackers. But we know it had to be “Muslim hijackers” the conspiracy theorist will tell you because (now don’t laugh) one of their passports was “found” a couple days later near Ground Zero, miraculously “surviving” the fire that we were told incinerated planes, passengers and black boxes, and also “survived” the collapse of the building it was in. When common sense tells you if that were true then they should start making buildings and airliners out of heavy paper and plastic so as to be “indestructable” like that magic passport. The hijackers even used their magical powers to bring at least seven of their number back to life, to appear at american embassies outraged at being blamed for 9/11!! BBC reported on that and it is still online. Nevertheless, they also used magical powers to make the american government look like it was covering something up in the aftermath of this, what with the hasty removal of the steel debris and having it driven to ports in trucks with GPS locators on them, to be shipped overseas to China and India to be melted down. When common sense again tells you that this is paradoxical in that if the steel was so unimportant that they didn’t bother saving some for analysis but so important as to require GPS locators on the trucks with one driver losing his job because he stopped to get lunch. Hmmmm. Yes, this whole story smacks of the utmost idiocy and fantastical far-fetched lying, but it is amazingly enough what some people believe. Even now, five years later, the provably false fairy tale of the “nineteen hijackers” is heard repeated again and again, and is accepted without question by so many Americans. Which is itself a testament to the innate psychological cowardice of the American sheeple, i mean people, and their abject willingness to believe something, ANYTHING, no matter how ridiculous in order to avoid facing a scary uncomfortable truth. Time to wake up America.

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