In NATO powers and allied states, the media and politicians have embraced the Islamic conspiracy theory as the obvious and indisputable explanation for the September 11 attacks. But one man’s truth is another man’s lie. In the rest of the world, what prevails is the idea that the event was orchestrated by the neocons. This is, for example, the view of Ambassador Mohsen PakAein, in charge of Iran’s Afghan policy.
September 11 – who was behind the events? In order to find out the reasons why the U.S. neoconservatives have succeeded in carrying out their plans and in moving toward their ambitious goals, it is necessary to understand the causes and motivations behind the events of 9/11.
On 9/11, American trade, military, and political centers collapsed as a result of explosions, with enormous smoke and dust. In this event, two passenger jets slammed into the World Trade Center, and another one hit the Pentagon. Also, another jet crashed – for unknown reasons – before it hit its target. According to the latest statistics, these operations resulted in over five thousand deaths and injuries. Immediately, a state of emergency was declared all over the U.S. The sky across America was declared a no-fly zone, and the U.S. army was put on high alert. Also, European countries were informally in a state of emergency, and their security forces stepped up espionage and intelligence operations.
The official programs of the mass media in Europe were disrupted, and crisis groups, as well as political and military pundits, held especial meetings in order to try to reduce the insecurity, which took hold of all the political apparatuses, and to control public unrest in the wake of this mass killing. A few hours after the operations, the then U.S. president called the above-mentioned events a national tragedy for America and stated that this is a war. It is a war on America, George Bush said, and added – this is an attack on a lifestyle, democracy, and the values of the modern world. Bush went on to say [that America had entered a war, a war between the evil and the good – and we will win this war, he alleged.
The events of 9/11 set the needed stage for carrying out the radical ideas of the American neoconservatives. In declaring war and bringing out its gigantic military machine, America referred to Article 5 of the NATO Washington Treaty for the first time in fifty years and prepared itself to attack targets all over the world. This measure taken by America marked a new phase in international policy and order.
The first stage of this interaction was the attack on Afghanistan. Some researchers, by relying on lots of evidence, believe that America itself is the cause behind the events of 9/11. Lyndon LaRouche, a former American presidential candidate and one of the U.S.’s prominent analysts of political and economic issues, claimed in an interview that the events of 9/11 were planned and carried out by veteran American politicians, in order to canalize and redirect the administration of George W. Bush along a specific course. He said that 9/11 could not have been the job of an outside group or organization because, given the way the security system works, these events could have only been orchestrated by internal security groups and organizations. And at high levels of the security authorities, of course, there might have been cooperation with others, albeit in a limited way, but what is self-evident is the fact that these attacks were mainly controlled by high-ranking American security authorities and organizations.
They wanted to stage an effective coup against Bush. They didn’t intend to overthrow the government, but they wanted to move the Bush administration in the direction they wanted. In his book ‘The Big Lie,‘ written about 9/11, Thierry Meyssan, a French researcher who sparked the global debate on the interpretation of the attacks says the overwhelming media campaign is the imperial system’s last attempt to preserve its apparent legitimacy and justify its future wars: “After the two World Trade Center towers collapsed in a way that no one predicted, complete official investigations into the incident as to how it happened were not conducted, but the official account confirmed the idea of two jets, as well as the identity of the accused, without substantiating their existence or their involvement in the incident. Immediately, there was an emphasis on demolishing the damaged buildings and collecting the debris, and whatever was left in this place was placed under the control of the F.B.I and was declared as part of national defense secrets.”
The rapidity with which the debris was collected raised suspicion with the fire officials of the Fire Department of New York, because they didn’t find Washington officials convincing, and they were certain that the fuel of the two jets wasn’t sufficient to melt the iron skeleton of the two towers in such a short time. And practically and chemically, it is impossible, unless the two towers were made of cardboard. For this reason, officials of the fire department requested an inquiry in order to clarify the facts as to whether an explosion occurred at the bottom of the two towers or not. However, F.B.I authorities didn’t agree with this suggestion. There is another mystery here, since it is only through explosives that high rise buildings can be demolished, while in this case there isn’t any other evidence or picture to show what happened at the bottom of the two towers.”
In an interview with France TV, Meyssan discloses secrets which can only be grasped by experts in aerospace sciences. He says: “Following a Q&A with the experts in this field, it became clear that it is impossible for passenger jets, such as the ones that [allegedly] crashed into World Trade Center, to carry out such precision targeting without having predetermined radars from within the two towers. This is exactly what happened two hours prior to the attack, which scrambled radios and TVs within the range of that area. Thus, without these radars, it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve target precision, even if several jets had carried out this task simultaneously.”
There are other aspects which cast doubt on the involvement of foreign agents in the explosions. With regard to the writings in Arabic that show how to learn flying and pilot airplanes, it should be noted that aircraft terminology has never been written in Arabic, but has always been completely in English. As for the attack on the Pentagon, the U.S. administration claimed that these operations were conducted by crashing a Boeing 757 into the first or second floor, while the aforementioned aircraft flew so low that it touched the grass surrounding the Pentagon. However, when asked about this, experts in war aircraft ascertained that such an act couldn’t be [accomplished] by non-military aircraft, such as a Boeing 757, because such aircraft aim at their targets vertically or fly low, but not close to the ground, and suddenly attack their target horizontally. And since the Pentagon isn’t very high, but with only two floors, it is impossible for a non-military jet to hit the Pentagon horizontally, because Boeing jets can’t fly so low; and even if such a thing is supposedly possible, it will damage the trees, electric posts, and other things around the area, which didn’t happen. Indeed, no sign or traces of this kind could be seen at the scene of the accident.
What draws more attention in this regard is the fact that no one had seen the skeleton of the aircraft in the scene of the accident, and there wasn’t the smallest picture of it, but just a black box, which it was said had been found on the scene of the accident, whereas in the first statements made by the officials, it was said that the attack was carried out by a helicopter. Furthermore, the place which was the target of the attack didn’t house any personnel or military staff, because buildings were under construction in this place, and the only victims were workers and people who happened to be there. This is surprising, because only one military person was killed, while they announced that many of the victims were Pentagon employees.
Another surprising thing is that there wasn’t any follow-up on the pilots or the perpetrators of the operations.
A Responsibility to Explain an Aeronautical Improbability – Former NASA Flight Director, Dwain Deets of NASA Dryden Aerospace, said “9/11 aircraft speed was ‘the elephant in the room’ in regards impossible flight speeds for commercial 757/767s.”
His qualifications are:
- MS Physics, MS Eng
- Former Director, Aerospace Projects, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
- Served as Director, Research Engineering Division at Dryden
- Recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Award
- Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in the Senior Executive Service (1988)
- Selected presenter of the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics
- Associate Fellow – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
- Included in “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” 1993 – 2000
- Former Chairman of the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems
- Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers
- Former Member, AIAA Committee on Society and Aerospace Technology
- 37 year NASA career
“The airplane was UA175, a Boeing 767-200, shortly before crashing into World Trade Center Tower 2. Based on analysis of radar data, the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) reported the ground-speed just before impact as 510 knots. This is well beyond the maximum operating velocity of 360 knots, and maximum dive velocity of 410 knots. The possibilities as I see them are:”
- (1) this wasn’t a standard 767-200;
- (2) the radar data was compromised in some manner;
- (3) the NTSB analysis was erroneous; or
- (4) the 767 flew well beyond its flight envelope, was controllable, and managed to hit a relatively small target.
“Which organization has the greater responsibility for acknowledging the elephant in the room? The NTSB, NASA, Boeing, or the AIAA? Have engineers authored papers, but the AIAA or NASA won’t publish them? Or, does the ethical responsibility lie not with organizations, but with individual aeronautical engineers? Have engineers just looked the other way?
It is established based on corroborated expert statements, raw data, and precedent, that the extremely excessive speed reported for the 9/11 aircraft is truly the “Elephant In The Room” and needs to be thoroughly investigated.”
For summary of speed analysis, please see the article; Speeds Reported For World Trade Center Attack Aircraft Analyzed
Another point is that, when an aircraft is hijacked, its information is conveyed in a code to the control tower, and non-military aircraft also use identification serial numbers which are sent to the control tower by transmitter disks, and, in fact, it is in this way that tracking of such aircraft is made possible. Likewise, when an aircraft doesn’t send signals, it is assumed to be an aircraft of the enemy, and warning signals are sent to it. In the case of the two jets which hit the Twin Towers, there wasn’t any signal.
Another point worth contemplating concerning the above-mentioned incident is that none of the officials of the companies belonging to the buildings of the world trade center was a victim. At the time of the incident, most of these managers were invited for a friendly breakfast at a military base, which is very far from New York, and George W. Bush joined them.
Overall, there is substantial evidence which indicates that 9/11 was perpetrated by American neoconservatives in order to create the opportunity to achieve their goals, such as strengthening militarism, attacking countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and enlisting other countries to join them in fighting terrorism. This suggests the will and determination of the neoconservatives to consolidate American power across the globe at whatever cost.
How can democracy thrive if we fail to question official “truths?”
Just remember a 3rd building (building 7) collapsed on 9/11 and it was not hit by a plane.
September 11: Should The Truth Be Revealed or Concealed?
David Ray Griffin (born 1939) is an American retired professor of philosophy of religion and theology. Along with John B. Cobb, Jr., he founded the The Center for Process Studies in 1973, a Research Centers at the Claremont School of Theology which seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought.
More recently, Griffin has published a number of books on the subject of the September 11 attacks, suggesting that there was a conspiracy involving elements of the United States government.
Books by David Ray Griffin about the September 11 attacks
- The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9-11, Olive Branch Press, 2004, ISBN 1-56656-552-9
- The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Olive Branch Press, 2004, ISBN 1-56656-584-7
- Christian Faith and the Truth behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action, Westminster John Knox Press, 2006, ISBN 0-664-23117-9
- The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God: A Political, Economic, Religious Statement, with John B. Cobb, Richard A. Falk and Catherine Keller, Westminster John Knox Press, 2006, ISBN 0-664-23009-1
- 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, Vol. 1, editor, with Peter Dale Scott, Olive Branch Press, 2006, ISBN 1-56656-659-2
- Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (Revised & Updated Edition), Olive Branch Press, Paperback: 392 pages, March 2007, ISBN 1-56656-686-X
- 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press, Interlink Publishing Group, March 2008, ISBN 1-56656-716-5
- New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-up and the Exposé, Olive Branch Press, September 2008, ISBN 1-56656-729-7
- Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?, Olive Branch Press, May 2009, ISBN 1-56656-783-1; Arris Books UK, July 2009, ISBN 1-84437-081-X
- The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False, Interlink Publishing, September 2009, ISBN 1-56656-786-6; Arris Books UK, September 2009, ISBN 1-84437-083-6
- Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory, Olive Branch Press, September 2010
- 9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed, Olive Branch Press, September 6, 2011, ISBN 978-1-56656-868-5
- Powell, Michael (September 8, 2006). “The Disbelievers – 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Are Building Their Case Against the Government From Ground Zero”
- 9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered
- Democracy Now! | The New Pearl Harbor: A Debate On A New Book That Alleges The Bush Administration Was Behind The 9/11 Attacks
- PublicEye.org – Post 9/11 Conspiracism
- “Dangerous Liaisons,” September 27, 2004)
- DVD – David Ray Griffin “9/11: Why Do Bill Moyers and Robert Parry Accept Miracles?” A talk given in Seattle, May, 2011
- OUT LOUD: AN INSIDE JOB?