But I suppose that I, like millions of other skeptics, still question just exactly what the hell happened on that fateful day now forever etched in our collective minds worldwide.
When members of the 9/11 commission admits to not thoroughly inspecting NSA files on Al-Queda; and only reviewed in a cursory fashion only in the last days of its investigation.
With that said, can we truly conclude we know the truth. Further, why then should we accept what we know per their investigation of the events? Philip Shenon of The Daily Beast writes:
"Throughout its investigation, staffers complained, the commission's leaders were fixated on what could be found in the terrorism files of the CIA and the FBI, the two big targets for criticism in the panel's final report, and largely ignored the NSA, the government's chief eavesdropping agency.Well, checkout the following videos by The Real News Network which features Peter Dale Scott. Scott is a former Professor of English at the University of California, and is a renowned researcher and author.
When the commission did get into the NSA archives during a frantic, down-to-the-wire weekend search in June 2004, it found explosive material suggesting links between the 9/11 plotters and the government of Iran and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants of Lebanon. The Iran material was forced into the commission's final report with limited context and without any chance for followup by the commission; the panel was about to shut down." (source)
His most recent books are: Drugs, Oil, and War (2005), The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (2007), The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War (2008) and Mosaic Orpheus (poetry, 2009). So yeah, checkout the following and lemme know what you think, OK?
9/11: Questions Remain Unanswered:
9/11 and Continuity of Government:
Finally, while we reflect on that fateful day and the subsequent days following. It is always mentioned that the event was one which unified the nation in the face of radical Islam - the enemy. Sadly, here we are 9yrs later and there has been an ironic and sudden indictment of the Islamic faith.
So if anything, what exactly was the driving force of our then "unity"? As one of my friends on Twitter asked this morning: were we united by division, hatred, or was it disinformation?
While it has become commonplace and customary to remember the individuals who lost their lives on that day. Hopefully, so too will the ability to question government motives live on throughout infamy.
I hate to say it, but I doubt we'll ever know the real truth other than what we've been fed for political gain. So today people are uttering the slogan "9/11: Never Forget," but I ask: just what are we supposed to remember?