9/11: Eleven Years On And Still Many Questions Remain
It’s eleven years since the world changing events of 11th Sept 2001, used to justify wars abroad and erosion of civil liberties at home.
Outside the NATO area, world wide opinion polls indicate a highly sceptical public attitude to the Washington account of 9/11. (3)
Last year’s 9/11 opinion poll in the UK conducted by ICM on behalf of www.reinvestigate911.org showed only 7% of respondents believe they have been told the whole story of the 9/11 attacks. (4), (5)
The media in the NATO countries have failed to look into the many unanswered questions feeding public disquiet. Recent revelations have confirmed collusion between the New York Times and intelligence agencies (6).
Meanwhile most members of the 9/11 Commission have now distanced themselves from its findings. (16)
Please note information at the end of this article about a conference being scheduled by Reinvestigate911.org for November 10th, 2012: “Third State and Corporate Crimes Against Democracy.”
Here are some of the unanswered questions.
Could 9/11 have been nipped in the bud by the CIA’s then secret Osama Bin Laden unit who identified at least two of the alleged 9/11 hijackers as they entered the US, or the FBI’s three field offices which were refused permission to investigate individuals connected with the attacks?
Was 9/11 really such a surprise, as claimed by the Bush Administration? Not so according to newly released CIA documents (7), (8). Bush received several CIA intelligence warnings that attacks were ‘imminent’ in the summer of 2001. Yet Bush ignored them and took no defensive measures. Why?
Richard Clarke, (9) Bush’s anti-terrorism co-ordinator, has accused the CIA of deliberately withholding information that could have prevented the attacks. Ali Soufan, at the time the FBI’s lead Al Qaeda expert, has also criticised the CIA for blocking investigations of suspects prior to 9/11 (10). Why would the CIA and senior FBI administrators have made these decisions?
The events of the day have led to many independent experts posing still unanswered questions.
Andreas von Buelow, German intelligence expert and one time Defence Minister echoes the voices of many US military experts (and Gore Vidal writing in The Observer): “Why, for 60 decisive minutes, the military and intelligence agencies let the fighter planes stay on the ground?” (11)
There has been no detailed explanation for the unprecedented collapse of three multistorey steel frame buildings, World Trade Centre 1, 2, and 7 at near free fall speed, landing neatly in their own footprints. Most of the planes’ jet fuel was burnt off in the initial impacts and Building 7 was not even hit by a plane. The buildings were explicitly designed to withstand a high speed jet impact. (12) (13)
Reinvestigate 911, along with many 9/11 families, first responders, firefighters, pilots, scientists, architects, military officers, CIA and FBI whistleblowers, are calling for an independent re-investigation into 9/11. (14) (15)
11) http://www.druckversion.studien-von-zeitfragen.net/Chapter%20V.htm Quote From: Andreas Von Buelow, former State Secretary in the German Defence Ministry (Tagesspiegel, 13 January 2002)
16) See Without Precedent by Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton (Knopf), The Commission by Phil Shenon (Little, Brown). Commissioner Max Cleland resigned calling it a “national scandal” and a “whitewash.”
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We will support any new investigation of the 9/11 attacks so long as
*it is run by uncompromised people with a range of opinion including those inclined to disbelieve the official 9/11 story,
*it follows the evidence wherever it leads
if it takes place in the US to be credible it will need
*full legal authority to demand immediate access to any evidence and any witness it chooses
*the resources it requires to carry out its investigation
3rd State And Corporate Crimes Against Democracy Conference
Saturday, November 10, 2012
9.30 – 5pm
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Tickets £12 on door, £8 adv from: 208 4531144 www.coffee.uk.com/ticket
Cynthia McKinney (former US Congresswoman), David Southwell (Author & Journalist), Lars Schall (Author, Financial Journalist), Dan Glazebrook (Journalist) and more TBC
Watch Reinvestigate911.org for details.
Topics: Political Corruption, Middle East, Wars, 9/11 etc