I've been obsessing over 9-11 and the truth of what really happened for a good week. I've been a "truther" for some time now and I think we must seize the opportunity of Obama's presidency to push for a new, legitimate investigation.
In a search for information about the molten metal at ground zero, which flowed "like lava, like a steel foundry" according to a group of NY's finest (firefighters) (I think they are credible witnesses, I'm gonna take their word for it) I clicked on a youtube video which showed scenes of ground zero and the clean up, and the raw horror struck me, because crews were using picks and hoes to recover body parts out of the muck, which were given the utmost respect and care and then I was struck with what its really all about.
Why it is so important, what really happened.
Well, clearly its for the people who died, in the collapse, in the planes, the ground zero rescue workers foolishly exposed to toxic air, who have died and are rapidly dying(hang in there and fight for truth!), and for the thousands who have died subsequently in a terrible war on terror, the Troops, how many people in Iraq and Afghanistan?, and the families of those stupidly killed and maimed. How can I, given a simple amount of information about what happened that day and has happened since, using that day as justification, sit still and not demand the truth. These dead demand the truth and of course, justice. And those of us with a brain and a conscience will fight the good fight.
After viewing a History Channel production, which largely recycled the Popular Mechanics version of what happened to refute the truthers, David Ray Griffin/Stephen Jones/Scholars/ArchitectsandEngineers/Patriots/common folk/etc, etc "version" (more on this later) which did not address the issue of the molten metal nor the issue of why the debris was so tightly controlled and rapidly disposed of, and certainly not preserved for study and inquiry, why the 9-11 commission was reluctantly allowed and tightly controlled by Bush insiders, culminating with the (p)resident testifying before the 9-11 Commission on the conditions he specified (no oath, no recording and with Cheney, give me a fucking break) and in light of the NIST report on building 7 which fudged the numbers to make their model work...these are just points that I can think of right now, there's a vast amount of credible information which suggests Bush had something to do with it. yeah, I said it. What more evidence do you need than someone who is reluctant to the idea of open, honest investigation, does not provide/withholds information from the investigating body, controls the areas of investigation (Philip Zelikow), does not adequately fund...I mean, am I seeing things or is this not how Bush dealt with the 9-11 Commission? What was he trying to hide? probably the truth.
I'm trying to be objective but the rebuttals in the form of the History Channel and Popular Mechanics and Michael Lehrer of Skeptic, only hurt their argument. They argue that "conspiracy theorists" pick facts to fit a predetermined conclusion when that is what they do. The truth movement is really about the truth. The whole truth and nothing but the truth so that justice can be served. The truth movement is as large as it is already not because millions of people need to attach a grandiose scheme to a unimaginable event, but because the preponderance of evidence suggests we're being lied to. I don't know all the answers, I just know Bush covered a lot of them up, and you know it too, the 9-11 Commission knows it, the Families of 9-11 victims know it, and the truth movement knows it.
I saw the NOVA program called the Spy Factory or something. It was about the NSA and the fact that they monitor all our electronic communications for possible terrorist activity. (Hi NSA! I'm not a terrorist. I love America and I want the truth!) The NSA knew about Al Qaeda and specific people who were granted visas (under Clinton Administration State Dept.) who ended up being 9-11 hijackers because of some rule or law that prevented the NSA from sharing the information on those individuals with the FBI. At the end one guy said something to the effect that we are safe now, and we would have been safe on 9-11 were it not for some stupid mistakes and the NSA probably doesn't need to be listening in on all of our communications after all. I'll take them at their word. They didn't say anything about what that law was that prevented information sharing from the NSA to the FBI. How did that come about? Who made that law?
I'm just sayin'...
We shall overcome!