Almost every American remembers where they were when the planes smashed into the World Trade Center in New York on the eleventh day of September 2011. The horrific images on the TV mesmerized everyone as they watched one of the most devastating attacks on U.S. soil, which included a devastating assault on the pentagon. As the towers collapsed, we watched and listened to the newsmen and newswomen comment on the days tragic events. Controversy and unanswered questions faded into a state-sponsored media blackout. All major networks went into wartime emergency protocols, working directly with military industrial complex.
President Bush eventually mustered up the courage to face the American public. Armed with a list of terrorists (Muslim extremists from the Middle East), he declared war against Al Qaida. General Powell and Condoleezza Rice sold the war to the world as the White House rallied the American people. By the end of October, less than two months after the attacks in September, The Patriot Act was approved by Congress and signed by Bush, giving the government and the military authority to supersede the U.S. Constitution, including warrantless detention and domestic surveillance.
Family members of victims of 9/11 are deeply concerned that official investigations and findings made by the government did not reveal the truths. Bob Mcllvaine’s son, Bobby, was killed on 9/11. He went to the 9/11 Commission to discuss the investigation. His response to the investigation was, “It was obvious the investigation was a sham.” Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Lorie Van Auken, and Mindy Kleinberg, AKA The Jersey Girls, headed the 9/11 Family Steering Committee, which was highly critical of the commission and its work. The widows called for a new independent panel. "I'm very disturbed, and I want to get some answers," said Breitweiser. "I want to know what the truth is." She called the 2004 findings "an utterly hollow report.” Even the commissioners themselves were concerned about the results. Governor Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission stated, “We think the Commission, in many ways, was set up to fail. Because we had not enough money, we didn’t have enough time, and we have been appointed by the most partisan people in Washington.”
Richard Gage, AIA is the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and he insists that there is indisputable forensic evidence which proves the three towers that collapsed did so because of a controlled demolition. His organization boasts 1700 architects and engineers that call for a new investigation. Many of his concerns revolve around World Trade Center building 7, which was not hit by an airplane, but also collapsed into its own footprint. The 9/11 commissions neglected to investigate this building collapse as part of their report. Building 7 housed the Securities and Exchange Commission, IRS, CIA, DOD, and many other financial institutions. Richard and his colleges believe the recorded collapse of all the towers follow the characteristics of a controlled implosion, and he is convinced that all of the towers were packed with weapons grade thermite. Residue from the debris has the signatures of thermite, and has been tested by multiple laboratories. The molten metal that pooled underneath the wreckage of the World Trade Center supports the conclusion. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth chooses not to make any assumptions as to why the buildings were imploded with military grade explosives, and why the official investigations ignored the hard evidence that contradicted the official version of what happened on 9/11.
It seems unlikely that a new investigation will take place regarding what happened on that horrible day. The mainstream media and government officials often marginalize people that openly question the official version of the story by labeling them as crazy conspiracy theorists. Some believe that the attacks on the trade center were a false flag attack instigated by Bush, Cheney, and their neo-con advisors. The neo-cons include Paul Wolfowitz- State and Defense Department official, R. James Woolsey-Jr. Director of Central Intelligence, Richard Perle-Assistant Secretary of Defense, Jeane Kirkpatrick--Ambassador to the United Nations, Scooter Libby-Chief-of-Staff to Cheney, Condoleezza Rice-Secretary of State, Richard Armitage-Defense Department official, and Elliot Abrams-Republican foreign policy adviser among many others. Also included in that group of friends was Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater.
Certain powerful families in Michigan have strong connections to the NeoCons, including Bill Schuette. Mitt Romney recently defended Blackwater regarding an alleged killing of 11 Iraqi civilians during the war. Many of these folks have mingled amongst the Michigan power elite. Schuette and Mitt Romney are linked through DeVos family via Dow Chemical, one of America’s key producers of military components, and Blackwater, America’s leading mercenary company. These folks are part of the ultra rich that control the media and influence the public to support their corporate empires. Some of the family members of the victims of 9/11 hold them more responsible for the event then the accused Muslim hijackers. They ask, “What would you do if it was your child that died? Would you want to know the whole truth, even if the truth hurt?”