Beyond 9/11 memorial services 2011

Ten years on ... President Barack Obama embraces a victim's relative as he visits the north pool of the World Trade Center site with first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush.
Ten years on … President Barack Obama embraces a victim’s relative as he visits the north pool of the World Trade Center site with first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush. Photo: Reuters—————-
“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.”
Abraham Lincoln
“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”    — Leo Buscaglia.

—–>It came with bitterest agony, because it took them unaware!

Many organizations held really well deserved memorial services and other events for the 10th anniversary of these attacks, – now more than 10 years ago, and they were all very respectful for both the families of the victims, – for those who died in vain.

Personally I was most impressed, not only because of the service but also the way matters being dealt with by the many involved, including President Obama himself. On September 11th 2011 at Zuccotti park President Obama raised above the crimes from the past, above the divisions,  looking at it in the positive in a spirit of hope and doing this together with former President G. W. Bush.
It was the citation of Psalm 46 during his speech in New York City that seemed to make an impression, whilst President Bush referred to a quotation of President Lincoln. The biblical passage that began was: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Apparently Obama chose this passage believing it was particularly right to use — to read scripture this particular last Sunday. He did chose a passage that tells of persevering through difficult challenges and emerging from those challenges stronger. He used this psalm as well during the Tucson memorial speech. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. Therefore as the passage indicates: we will not fear, even though the earth could be moved, even though the mountains may fall into the sea.  It indicates God is in the midst of this. God shall help when morning dawns. The nations being raged, the kingdoms being moved. The God of Jacob is our refuge. He makes wars to stop to the end of the earth….
This was the message, – well-chosen!
All this said we have a duty of justice and even though 9/11 is history many questions did remain unanswered. The 9/11 Commission chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean started late 2002 to prepare an account of the conditions & circumstances surrounding the attacks. On July 22, 2004, the 9/11 Commission issued the 9/11 Commission Report. This report reflected on the events of 9/11 and the attacks being carried out by members of al-Qaeda. The report tells as well how security and intelligence agencies were insufficient coördinated to prevent the attacks.
The report says: “We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management” The Commission made significant recommendations as how to prevent future attacks. However the truth has been never fully established about the background dynamics before 9/11, like the truth has never been fully established on the background dynamics before the assassination of President John F.Kennedy. We all know that the Warren Commission was created to divert from the horrors within the US establishment and even though the funeral of John F. Kennedy was dignified and respectful for the world, the same US undercurrents responsible for his death continued for many years in US establishment and those responsible walked free as his assassination was part of a plan to change the future of the US, – like 9/11 being prepared and “allowed” as part of a plan to change US direction.
“God may be our refuge and strength” – but there are conditions of justice as well, hence  the Old Testament is a story about “God’s people” often in strive, and diverting from what is required, or what was perceived as justice.
Psalm 91 was the text for Senator Ted Kennedy‘s funeral in 2009, indicating that “whatever happens, nothing shall hurt the believer; though trouble and affliction befall, it shall come, not for his hurt, but for good… He shall live long enough; till he has done the work he was sent into this world for, and is ready for heaven….” Who would wish to live a day longer than God has some work to do, either by him or upon him? A man may die young, yet be satisfied with living….”  – The verses of this Psalm deal generally with how God protects his people. The examples given are particularly political in this specific Psalm, including gossips and snares, even conspiracies. The 1500 guests at Ted Kennedy’s funeral did represent some of the heaviest conspirators in the country, and Ted Kennedy was obviously surrounded by it.
With modern media we can both serve respect and dignity, whilst at the same time masking what actually happened that day on 9/11, now more than 10 years ago. “God may be indeed our refuge and strength” if we are committed to do right and provide justice as a people and as rulers, hence Psalm 46 was more suitable for President Obama than for former US President G W Bush, the last being a member of “Skull and Bones.”
Just coming back on one aspect of 9/11 with some closure in the direction of truth and justice. The collapse of  World Trade Centre 7  was most unusual because it was the first known tall building collapsing as a result of uncontrolled fires, in this case restricted fires only.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. They have been investigating the falls of the Twin Towers/WTC including WTC7.  According to NIST, the investigation of WTC7 was delayed for various reasons, in part because NIST staff were assigned full-time from June 2004 to September 2005 to work on the investigation of the collapse of the Twin Towers. In June 2007, Shyam Sunder explained, “We are proceeding as quickly as possible while rigorously testing and evaluating a range of scenarios to reach the most definitive conclusion possible. The 7 WTC investigation is in some respects just as challenging, if not more so, than the study of the towers. However, the current study does benefit greatly from the significant technological advances achieved and lessons learned from our work on the towers.”

The  point  was  that  WTC7  made  a  free  fall!!

Statements that the Towers fell in eight and ten seconds have been repeated by both proponents and critics of the official explanation. WTC7 made a symmetric free fall in a 6.5-seconds plunge, suggestive of a controlled demolition, as shown in various non-edited videos. In the draft report in August 2008, NIST tried to cover up the free fall evidence, but in its last report it acknowledged the free fall. Fires never destroyed a steel skyscraper. WTC7 had a number of very restricted fires of unknown duration before the total collapse at 5:20 PM. Official reports assume that debris from the fall of the North Tower started those fires at 10:29 AM.  Having said this, again those fires were very restricted.
What we know of WTC7 is that it stored SEC files on many Wall Street investigations. Not only this, it contained as well various federal investigative files. All the files for about 4,000 SEC cases were destroyed. Especially those files being classified as confidential were destroyed, without backup elsewhere. Furthermore files about Citigroup and the WorldCom scandal were completely lost. The Secret Service had its largest field office at WTC7, with over 200 employees. With the free fall of WTC 7 really all investigative files were lost. Significant evidence on all their cases was entirely destroyed.
We are only able to see a tip of the iceberg of hidden injustice behind 9/11, for which al-Qaeda was only in part responsible. Once more, in a much media controlled America this has never been fully addressed. Like the assassination on JFK it would seem systems in the US are allowed to skim the surface of some injustice, as long as the deeper layers of the same injustice keeps on file, –  in records or being destroyed and not to be disclosed anymore. As such allowing similar injustice to repeat itself. – with different identities if so required for the direction of the US (whoever decides on this direction).
G.W. Bush used one of the known Lincoln quotations for comfort this last Sunday, and those people in Manhattan needed comfort. The quotation applied to the sorrow & mourning endured during the American Civil War, and in particular at Gettysburg. However the Gettysburg battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War where President Lincoln reflected on in the quotation being used, was a battle of an entirely  different nature. Any time when people die in needless conflicts or other predicaments,  comfort for those who are left behind is required. Where the battle of Gettysburg was barely preventable, – 9/11 was!
 Where Lincoln with his Administration by no means made efforts to make matters worse, – the Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld combination did so by allowing other forces to do the dirty work as part of a prepared “master plan” to attack both Afghanistan and Iraq. 9/11 provided them with the required and desired excuse to go to war, and as such 9/11 was supposed to happen.
Osama bin Laden could have been caught long ago before 9/11 and the US was well aware of this pending attack.
“The God of Jacob is our refuge. He makes wars to stop to the end of the earth”, ..as long as we don’t start them for reasons and triggers neither being justified nor legitimate. As long as we don’t provoke terror by wrong doings either in the the past or in the future, as the last will always hit back. When we have to fight the struggle being justified and not preventable we may trust on support from the highest almighty, as there is a lot of evil in this world. However a justified conflict is not always a justified war and allowing via secret missions 9/11 to happen has never been an issue for the criminal justice department, as this would hit the heart of US National Security. Hence the many requests from various officials to investigate 9/11 again have been always ignored or suppressed.
Allowing such  injustice to be ignored or suppressed is not allowing the US to emerge from challenges to get really stronger in the future, as the roots of some evil within the US has not been destructed, – like the roots of some evil within the US justice departments and US establishment was not destructed after the JFK assassination.
We put a nice face for the world and mourn, US officials included during the funeral of JFK in 1963. The Jackie Kennedy tapes, who show only a fraction, give an impression of a world where everything is possible, including a risk of total destruction whilst nobody is really aware.
“Our fore fathers brought forth a continent and a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…(said Lincoln).. “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.
Really this is the crux, this is the crux for countries which fit this picture, – as we can’t export the concept:”that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”, – and the first struggle is the government itself, those people allowing people to die in conflicts and war’s neither being nobly triggered nor nobly advanced, even by those who proclaim to be the defenders of the free world.
Video records from different angles do show that each Tower’s top began its fall precipitously, and they show the falling tops for a few seconds before they disappeared into an exploding dust of clouds. In those collapses dust clouds, showing the behaviour of “pyroclastic flows” associated with volcanoes, grew rapidly as they fell. Each cloud did consume its Tower’s top in a few seconds, and then it continued to descend, and stayed centered around the Tower’s axis. On repeated observation, each cloud had a reasonable well-defined top and bottom. The descent being timed using video records on various occasions, and ignored by the mainstream media.
NIST finally (officially) accepted that WTC7 came down with the acceleration of gravity, considering however this being a phase in a 5.4 second interval which they claim is matching the 5.4 seconds required for their model to collapse 18 floors. The starting point of their 5.4 second interval is totally arbitrary, and has no scientific base. This allows Shyam Sunder and Gross to undermine their own government-funded investigations.
The “9/11 Truth Movement” did widely show on the many inconsistencies as such implying a cover up and in the worst case scenario complicity by insiders.
Major General Albert Stubblebine was the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984.

Major General STUBBLEBINE says demolition Charges on WTC

USA American Maj. General Stubblebine tells us NO PLANE hit the Pentagon, and demolition charges took down the three WTC buildings

by: William Wagner

Major Stubblebine as can be seen did consider 9/11 to be largely “an inside job”.
After Stubblebine retired from the Army in 1984 he worked for BDM Corporation and as a part-time consultant to two government contractors, ERIM and Space Applications Corporation. In the 2006 documentary “One Nation Under Siege”  he states to the attack on The Pentagon: I look at the hole in The Pentagon , and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon, and I said:“The plane does not fit in that hole. So what did hit the Pentagon?”
Ted Gunderson joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1951 under J. Edgar Hoover. In 1973 he became the head of the Memphis FBI and then the head of the Dallas FBI in 1975. He became the head of the Los Angeles FBI in 1977. In 1979 he was one of a handful interviewed for the job of FBI director, which ultimately went to William H. Webster. Ted Gunderson reflected on many occasions on his perception that 9/11 was an inside job and the works of the CIA. He recently died.
Lev Grossman of TIME magazine once stated that support for the 9/11 Truth movement for certain is not a “fringe phenomenon”, but “a mainstream political reality.”
Mark Fenster, law professor at the University of Florida and author of the book “Conspiracy Theories:Secrecy and Power in American Culture says: “the amount of organisation” of the movement is much stronger than the organization of the movement related to doubts about the official account of the assassination of former United States President John F Kennedy. He considers this likely being due to the potential of new media technologies.
Especially former Vice President Dick Cheney, and some members of the Project for the New American Century, a neoconservative think tank, have been accused to be involved or having awareness of the alleged plot, allowing  the Bush administration the required justification for more widespread abuses of civil liberties and to invade Afghanistan and Iraq for different reasons than officially reflected.
Even former President Jimmy Carter had much doubt about the official “9/11 Commission” verdict and requested a new investigation, like many high level US military representatives who felt 9/11 was a “bridge too far” by US Government.
Started in 2011 by Senator Mike Gravel, the 9/11 Commission Campaign’s goal is to enact subpoena-capable, state-level commissions via state ballot initiatives, the last in Oregon, Alaska and California. These commissions are aimed as citizen-driven, independent organizations that would form a semi-unified grassroots national presence by exercising joint powers authority.
The US Government does not coöperate one bit in new investigations and for them 9/11 is history with the “book being closed” under the umbrella of decent memorial services with very much public attention of a potential al-Qaeda attack.
The memorial service once more was well deserved and decent, but the past operations under the previous Bush Administration were far from decent, like the L.B. Johnson dealings with the Kennedy assassination were far from decent – after and before he took over as US President.
Publicly they seem to do the right thing, well supported by a more controlled media who tend to ask fewer questions.
I am not speaking about President Obama because in the post GW Bush-era with so many people still having close links with this dark past it is very difficult to undermine the existing US establishment without serious repercussions. He did do the right thing, clinging on to Psalm 46 and reaching out to both victims and former US President Bush, like Nelson Mandela tried to look to the future and not to the past.
However 9/11 memorial services are not the same as reconciliation and it should be noted that at the time of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, whatever we may consider of the later Administrations after Mandela, – at that time South Africa was more advanced than the US as it did not try to hide secrets. South Africa as a country tried to face the facts as they were and sometimes a profound “sorry” is warranted from people in leadership positions who did do wrong.
Let President Obama do the job as US President, which he is doing fine and he needs now to keep the bigger picture in mind as terror through terror increased and the al-Qaeda risk is more clear than before 9/11 as result of the decisions going to war. Bluntly, it was the wrong decision and if Al-Gore who actually had the majority vote would have been US President at the time when GW Bush became President, – 9/11 would not have happened.
 Likewise if Adlai Stevenson was John F. Kennedy’s vice-president, JFK would never have been assassinated.
Perhaps for G.W. Bush applies as well, that with Dick Cheney he had the wrong US Vice President.
As long or will be real “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, –  the truth and justice shall not perish from the earth.
That’s the obligation of a democracy true to its principles.
Let’s hope it is, – that’s all we can say..
I hope Senator Mike Gravel will be very successful with his joint powers authority!
Thank you!
 Paul 

Paul Alexander Wolf
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9 thoughts on “Beyond 9/11 memorial services 2011”

  1. Paul,

    Our media is not as controlled as you think. I’ll grant you that the major media streams would seem to be so, but they hardly speak with one voice. ProPublica, NPR, APR, and others broadcast and publish daily-not to mention such people as Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert (both comics-but forceful ones) who have made notable changes in the system. Colbert even has his own SuperPAC for the campaign season! It’s real and the feds gave it their blessing. See YouTube.

    The problem is not the media-the problem is what is fed TO the media. Therein lies a huge difference. You can control a lot of things that way. Image making and image control is big business. Nowhere is it any bigger than in Canberra and Washington, DC.

    You’d make either a great preacher or a super politco. Ever think about either one? You can talk about just about anything for ever!

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  2. With the vehemently divisive attitudes involved, it’s rare to see someone who will say al Qaida had their own, probably independent, role in 9-11.

    Most discussions of this subject leap into hyperbole immediately, blaming the whole event on either al Qaida, the Bush administration, or some “invisible hand behind the curtain.”

    Any of these polarized hyperbolic interpretations only obscure reasonable thinking about the events and the results of those events.

    No one seems to have a name for that “invisible hand”, other than the dated term “military industrial complex” that’s gotten broad exposure.

    Some focus on statements from PNAC (Project for the New American Century) to accuse the eminent former government members of that PAC.

    Still others, such as Lyndon La Rouche, name a barely familiar group called the ‘Synarchy’, which seems to be the successor the the Illuminati and Tri Lateral Commission – all instantly identified with conspiracy theories for decades.

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  3. Hey paul,

    Nice discourse. I still cant blieve how cleverly and quickly conspiracy theorists twisted the facts to peddle the stories.

    I dont think governments democratic or otherwise have any means of keeping such a big secret. There have to be many men and women willing to harm their own and that would not have happened in the US.

    But then to avenge 9/11, the coalition had to lose over doubble the number of lives lost in 2001, over the past decade and scores of civilians died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Reading the Psalm in the memmorial service does not excuse all those excesses.

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    1. Sam,

      What if we had considered 9-11 a crime, not an act of war? That’s what Colin Powell suggested. It’s how every other act of terrorism is treated, even the previous bombing.

      Our country was led into a word game – War on Terror sounds like chasing all the boogiemen from beneath the bed and banning horror movies. – in order for George Bush to become a “wartime President.”

      We declared war on terror, and enforced it with a decade of fear. Isn’t that ironic?

      Paul

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  4. OK,- if you read all the above officials, sound American officials on which I refer.

    If you look at the video material in slightly more sustained ways, – then the question is valid:

    Are they all conspiracy theorists twisting the facts?

    Just warrant 9/11 no new independent (non-government) investigation?

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    1. Paul W,

      It’s no more necessary to include all of those present than it was to include bin Laden. Al Qaida did its part; the rest was follow on for other purposes. Most of those people are willing to accede to the official story because it furthers their careers.
      Think back to any of the false flag incidents in recent history. Sudetenland. Gulf of Tonkin.How many people went along with the Gulf of Tonkin compared to those who knew? Hundreds of sailors knew what really happened, but only came forward years later, if at all.

      In their day, questions about these incidents were ridiculed. After all, there were pictures and media reports for weeks saying the same things …

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  5. Probably not, Paul. We’re moving on. In the way of humans everywhere, the conspiracy people will continue to see hobgoblins and ghosts, but actually getting someone who will finance an in-depth look at all this after this long-chances are slim and none. (And we Yanks have a saying that Slim was seen leaving town about a week ago!) Some pot just have been stirred enough. Did they find everything? I don’t know. I don’t think anybody does or ever will. Truth is an elusive thing that slips through your fingers even as you grasp at it with both hands.

    I think-in the great scheme of life-we are not meant to know the Whole Truth of anything-for it would be too much for us. Rather we are meant to accept some things on faith-faith that someone special loves us and will return to us, faith that the sun will rise in the morning, faith that we are worth knowing, and faith in our universe. At some point, perhaps, we shall know the Truth of all things-but not now.

    Patience, Paul. You’ll get your answers.

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  6. Ellen,

    I’m not one for seeing hobgoblins everywhere. Then again, it’s only reasonable to not trusting governments. Thomas Jefferson made that pretty clear.

    What we have to take on faith is one thing; results are often a better way of interpreting purposes and goals though. We have two illegal wars in a volatile region rich with untapped resources, and we (our military) are chasing hobgoblins all over the world – convinced by our government they are just outside our doors.
    Within two months of winning both wars, the same cadre of transnational companies – some not registered within the US – were contracted without contest to extract those resources.

    As a result, the majority of the world thinks the CIA planned and executed 9-11 as an excuse. Can we reasonably dismiss the whole world forever?

    Paul

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  7. Let me just add:

    In retrospect the 9/11 tragedy has neither been a tool for the living to get wisdom in order to prevent similar events in the future, nor has it been a guide and an example of government tranparency when this was required. For this reason it did someway not really honour those who died in vain.

    With a great memorial service 10 years after it happened, with really many nice and kind words, – songs as well – together with a very public announcement of a potential new al-Qaida attack, – 9/11 has been declared history.

    The dustbin of all sorts of secret events with government incrimination, being wiped under the US carpet is an interesting one, – looking at events the last 50 years.

    US citizens tend to accept what has been presented by governement officials even though history proves that the presentation of facts by the same government has never been that candid on crucial matters. Fear of the government was part of it as many things were neither in line with the law, nor the Constitution. Former President Gerald Ford before his death in his memoirs admitted e.g. that the CIA was involved in the 1963 Kennedy assassination, which was only a tip if the iceberg. The same Gerald Ford did always stick to the official Warren Commission.

    Let me put it this way. Every democratic society gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on but also the transparency it requires when it insists on this transparency

    Allow people to judge the truth and falsehood of a free and democratic society to prevent a government being afraid of its people, creating a nation in conflict with itself, – a governement working at times against the law and the Constitution and as such not serving the real interest of US citizens.

    The liberties in the US are going really that far that let’s say in 5 years time the US may end up with the worst possible US President, serving the restricted interests of the military powers and making as such even worse decisions based on lacking the required broader picture, – apart from the proper “balance of things” in all consideraions, – and as such damaging public interest even more, rather than serving it.

    It is at some extend what Lincoln once said, that “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

    The sobering fact however is that the US can be destroyed from the outside, like any other nation on earth, – and that neither incriminated “triggers” for going to war, or fabricated “intelligence” to facilitate war are justified anymore.

    It means trying to face the facts as they are rather than to accept repeated and relentless trends in society and politics, being neither honest nor always legitimate.

    This would be really progress if this would happen, US progress, – and this would both facilitate procedures and a culture to prevent criminals in government, who may use media and public opinion with false “intelligence” – to create war again and again, – with “triggers” covered up and the truth swept under the carpet.!

    9/11 was both “a trigger” and an excuse, neither transparent nor correct with the outcome of the “9/11 Commission” investigations.

    History will repeat itself with a different identity when US citizens are so complacent, with a US Congress failing to provide legislation to control the Executive Branch living up to the Constitution, – so that the management behind the foreign policy scenes is in line with the same Constitution and US law.

    The reasonable requirement is that the Executive branch at least operates within the domain of proper principles and common values

    The Constitution is as strong as the people being prepared to live up to it. This applies both for the Pentagon and the CIA., – they should not operate outside the domain of both the law and US Constitution, with all respect to those who still try to stick to the correct principles.

    If you agree with those statements 9/11 could have been a sustained learning experience perhaps, – if used and investigated for the right reasons. Proper and independent 9/11 investigations could have opened up past “government procedures” -which, if so repeated in the future could put us all at risk..The aim is to prevent this happening again, to prevent trends in the systems of government not to repeat itself as since the 2nd world war the US has been engaged in various pointless conflicts, which costed millions of lives and trillions of dollars. This would have honoured those who died in vain!

    I think the desire of a democracy is (or should be) to grow in the right direction. We look sometimes back to people in the past who did do great things, who continued to inspire us.That’s history you know, one of the positive things on history – as long as it is based on facts. Likewise some of the real facts in relatively recent US history could inspire people to do things different than they were done in the past – as long as those facts are faced with candour! Hence neither the implications of 9/11 can be forgotten, nor what provoked 9/11.

    Therefore disclosure and greater public awareness will enhance political engagement, at various levels. Politics in the US deserves this sustained public engagement, based on facts. Therefore 9/11 was not an incident to be easily forgotten as it did reflect on the worst possibilities in the US, both in terms from al-Qaida but also in the way the scene was already set to go to war. – 9/11 provided an excuse, which could have been prevented by different decisions

    Hitler was an elected official and no democracy can protect us from evil if systems are not in place to protect us from the false propaganda created by elected officials, – in the US often supported by a war industry more powerful than the Presidency itself. Most of the US related war’s since the second world war were based on CIA inflicted propaganda Often with repugnant violence, – both wrong by nature and intend. It would seem US Presidents have somehow free play, including the means to mislead allies at a cost which will turn eventually against the US itself, if it is not going to stop.

    Generally it is better to prepare for peace based on the perception that we are already strong enough. It is better to engage in mutual beneficial economic relationships, besides continuing the process of fruitful reasoning with countries like North Korea, Iran and a few others. With an increase of nuclear powers on this globe, a potential selfinflicted nuclear incident at Americam soil, – supported potentially by the CIA, in secret and well prepared, could set the scene for further nuclear strikes, neither controlable by nature nor by outcome. John F Kennedy in 1962 was more concerned about the Pentagon Generals than actually the Soviet Union itself, – a reflection of the aggressive nature of military driven US politics which could put the world at risk. It never changed, – even worse actually as the means by which those powers could manifest itself on US soil did contribute to the 9/11 drama, and the culprits apart from bin-Laden could walk free.

    Neither person nor country will grow up if it does not learn from significant errors in the past and tries to prevent it from ever happening again. Germany is an example. It was an example however after 2 world wars. We don’t need a 3rd world war inflicted by any country on earth and generally spoken the response to conflict, terror or potential war is as important as any of those problems. If we don’t control human nature, – human nature is unable to control what it created in terms of potential destruction

    Therefore disclosure and greater public awareness will enhance political engagement, at various levels. Politics in the US deserves this sustained public engagement, based on facts. Therefore – 9/11 was not an incident to be easily forgotten as it did reflect on the worst possibilities in the US, both in terms from al-Qaida but also in the way the scene was already set to go to war.

    9/11 provided a “prepared trigger” and an excuse, which both could have been prevented by different decisions.

    Those who doubt this, may well read above article again, – as the sources are not mine. They are very sound American based! They all come from highly regarded professionals who cast serious doubt about some previous systems and procedures in the US!

    For us the living being devoted to the future, let us not forget what one major war criminal ever said:

    “Voice, or no voice… the people can always be
    brought to the bidding of the leaders.
    That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
    they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers
    for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger.
    It works the same in any country.”
    — Hermann Goering (1893-1946)
    Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe,
    President of the Reichstag: April 18, 1946

    The principles do still apply and we need to watch this not in our own governments happening. The government should not be more than what the voters want them to do and in a democracy full transperancy of both the government and the press is a requirement to improve the dynamics of a free society.

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