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  • Will we ever know the truth about 9/11? Was it an inside job? If Osama bin Laden didn’t do it then who did?

    The implications of such questions are astounding. Many believe the questioning of the official story is unpatriotic. We are in a state of war and the reasons that we went to war revolve around the events of 9/11. If anything needs to be clearly understood, it would be the need to send our most precious resource into harm’s way, the men and women of our military.

    I contend that the shock of 9/11 is starting to wear off. Time heals all wounds. Eleven years later, the American public has been sufficiently healed to take another look at that horrible day. Back then the questions were too outrageous to even contemplate, but today we are strong enough to ask, “What the hell happened?”

    Believe it or not, the TRUTH is out there but you have to dig for it. Most people are too busy with more pressing matters to search for the truth. And our emotions about the subject have been quelled. Our collective national anger has subsided a bit. The urgency for justice isn’t as great as it was 11 years ago. Furthermore, many people are comfortable with the official story. They don’t want to know the truth. The truth might be too painful. They are in denial.

    But, inspired by the 9/11 Truther movement, organizations and respected individuals are asking questions.

    The National Security Archive, a investigative journalism organization connected to George Washington University applied for the release of classified CIA documents that were listed in the 9/11 Report under the Freedom of Information Act. They published the heavily redacted documents on June 19, 2012.

    Most of the information we already knew. But a few things are worth mentioning. The Bush Administration defended the lack of security by throwing the intelligence community under the bus. We were told that senior members of the Bush Administration was not advised of the impending danger. Not true. The CIA tried to tell them that something big was coming but Bush’s top people did not take the warnings seriously. President Bush went on vacation in August 2001.

    The Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet briefed National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice in July 2001 that the “system was blinking red”. The intelligence community knew that U.S. interests somewhere in the world was about to take a big hit.


    National Security Archives

    Washington Post article
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