Friday, May 20, 2011
The right to question...
Preface: This essay does not question whether Bin Laden and Al Qaeda attacked us on September 11, 2001, or whether Iran, Saudi Arabia or another nation-state had a hand in the attacks. It focuses solely on a peripheral issue regarding the third building which fell on that terrible day.
Former commander-in-chief President Bush said:
Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories.
Indeed, the 9/11 Commission was warned not to probe too deeply. For example, ACLU, FireDogLake’s Marcy Wheeler and RawStory reported (quoting RawStory):
Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.
As anyone in the military knows, you can’t give your opinion unless you get first “permission to speak freely”.
We’re not in the military. However, I am not entirely sure that matters, given that speaking out against government policies may be considered a type of terrorism in America today.
Many hundreds of high-level military officers, intelligence officers, congressmen, legal scholars and experts have broken the commander-in-chief’s orders not to question the government’s official narrative regarding 9/11. And see this and this.
But neither Bush nor Obama has instructed us not to discuss World Trade Center Building 7. Indeed, they have never once mentioned the fact that a third building collapsed on 9/11 (and the 9/11 Commission never mentioned it either), even though that building was not hit by a plane.
And no one was killed when Building 7 collapsed. As such, discussions of why Building 7 fell does not question Al Qaeda’s responsibility for the 3,000 deaths of innocent Americans which occurred on 9/11. It doesn’t even touch on U.S. military affairs since 9/11, since no wars or anti-terror campaigns were launched to avenge anything which happened in connection with Building 7.
For these reasons, I will take the commander-in-chiefs’ silence on this subject as permission to speak freely. And the family members who lost loved ones on 9/11 want this topic discussed...