In the aftermath of the tragic events there was unparallel anger and fear combined with shock and a trauma which pierced to the very soul of our nation. The vaunted Twin Towers, iconic symbol of the lower Manhattan skyline were rammed by airplanes and collapsed. Unbelievably, they were totally destroyed in less than 2 hours. World Trade Center Building #7, known as the Solomon Brothers Building, another giant skyscraper near the Twin Towers, which was not hit by an airplane, also collapsed, and was totally destroyed. The impregnable Pentagon, one of the best defended buildings in the world was reported to have been struck and penetrated by yet another airplane making an amazing aerial maneuver, while a fourth airplane mysteriously crashed in a Shanksville, PA. field. All the airplanes were said to have been hijacked by terrorists. The events seemed unreal, something out of a horror movie, but they were very real. It was difficult to talk about this, and so unsettling that many Americans shut down their analytical abilities and pushed the reality of what happened deep into their psyche, far from their conscious reality. Unfortunately at this great time of loss and fear Americans were most vulnerable and susceptible, as they were in great emotional pain and distress, not thinking clearly, and were easily lead. The federal administration representatives who claimed to have no clue that these diabolical deeds could come about, let alone be imagined, solved the riddle of the alleged hijackers who were now all allegedly dead, within 2 days, identifying and naming all 19 as Muslim suspects, 15 of whom had Saudi backgrounds. Some of those named, however, apparently were alive and well in other parts of the world. At that point, without any thorough investigation, the most outrageous crime in the history of America was laid to rest by the federal government, as if the murders of 3,000 people were solved, over night, case closed and now only revenge for these outrages remained. Shortly thereafter, American military forces would be attacking Afghanistan where the terrorist leader, Osama Bin Laden was said to be hiding, and Iraq which was accused of having weapons of mass destruction, and a friendship with the terrorist. Although the federal administration said that Osama Bin Laden was the master mind of the attacks, the FBI apparently thought differently, as they had insufficient evidence of his involvement and he was never posted by them as wanted for the events of 9/11, nor was any friendship with Sadam Hussein ever established. While the federal administration said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, it became obvious that this was a lie and none were ever found. Why was the United States in the Middle East spending billions of dollars bombing Iraq and Afghanistan, killing innocent civilians, desecrating the countries and poisoning the people with depleted uranium, if Iraq and Afghanistan were not involved with 9/11?
Finally, 14 months after the tragic day, the federal administration under political pressure from relatives of the 9/11 victims decided to establish a Commission to finally investigate the 9/11 events. This did not come about easily, and probably would have never come about but for the determination, love and courage of four women from New Jersey who lost their husbands in the horror, and wanted answers. These women became known as “The Jersey Girls” A 9/11 Commission was convened and it was headed by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and former Indiana Representative Lee Hamilton. It’s executive chairman was Philip Zelikow, a Bush protégé. According to Kean, the Commission was set up to fail. It was under funded and rushed, did not properly utilize its subpoena power; and it allowed itself to be steered in a predetermined manner by Zelikow. He allegedly controlled the agenda, topics to be examined, witnesses to be called, the investigators, and wrote the final report. There was serious complaints about the manner in which the hearing was conducted from family members of the victims, and from within the Commission it self. The Jersey Girls were very disappointed by the final report and stated that 70% of their questions were not addressed. Senator Max Cleland, who initially served on the Commission, was an out spoken member who resigned. He compared the 9/11 Commission to the Warren Commission which investigated the death of President John F. Kennedy. He stated that, “The Warren Commission blew it. I’m not going to be part of that. I’m not going to be part of looking at information only partially. I’m not going to be part of just coming to quick conclusions. I’m not going to be part of political pressure to do this or not do that.” As each year passes now, with time to reflect and reevaluate, more citizens are disturbed by the federal reports, and their conclusions as to who was responsible, and how the events were pulled off. How were the Twin Towers destroyed? How did WTC 7 collapse when it was not hit by an airplane? What actually struck the Pentagon? What really happened in Shanksville, Pa.? How could these events happen? Who is responsible? The administration through their appointed Commissioners formulated their answers, conclusions and recommendations in their 9/11 Report. However, these are not satisfactory because they contradict science and the facts themselves. The federal reports to many scientists, architects and engineers do not appear truthful. To many who have studied the events, the entire story of 9/11 has not been told. Much appears to be missing and hidden. Light needs to be brought upon the matter. All the facts must be presented to an objective-minded body of citizens and evaluated through a thorough, complete and independent investigation with transparency, for all to see. Unless this is done, there will be no closure for American citizens on this important issue, the country will not be aligned to its great destiny and instead will continue its precipitous decline.