9/11: Why I Don’t Buy the Official Story

By Doug Newman
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“In war, the first casualty is the truth.”
Aeschylus, Greek dramatist, 525-456 B.C.

Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001 when you heard The News?

I was finishing breakfast and listening to Peter Boyles on KHOW 630 in Denver.  I vividly remember him interrupting the conversation and saying something like “We have just received word that an airplane has crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.”

I turned on the TV set and saw a massive cloud of black smoke emanating from near the top of the first tower. And then – WHAM! – the second tower was hit. I couldn’t pull myself away. I called my boss and told him I was just going to be a few minutes late getting to work.

“This is not a normal morning,” I said. He understood.

From that evening onward, I started asking questions.

  • When I heard that Tower 7 had collapsed, I asked how. No airplane hit it and there were only a few small fires.
  • A few days later, it was revealed that a totally abnormal number of put options – i.e. bets that the price would drop – had been placed on United and American Airlines stock in the first few days of September.
  • A few weeks later, it was reported that one of the hijackers’ passports was found in the rubble at Ground Zero. Yeah, right: a paper document survived a massive fireball.
  • It also made no sense that a bunch of dorks who could barely fly Cessnas simply read the flight manuals for 737s and 757s, jumped into the cockpits, mastered the instrument panels in 30 seconds and flew like Blue Angels. How did they learn to fly passenger jets so adroitly when commercial pilots have to go through thousands of hours of rigorous training in order to earn their wings?
  • Why did no one on the planes that hit the WTC and the Pentagon resist the hijackers? And why did no one resist on Flight 93 until after it had been commandeered?
  • Why did the WTC towers collapse on their own footprints at free fall speed? Never in history, before or since 9/11, has a steel-framed structure collapsed due to fire. Yes, fires have done horrendous damage to such structures. However, the frames themselves stood strong.

However, I persisted in wanting to believe that it was an external terrorist attack until the early part of 2006, when the following video of the attack on the Pentagon was released. And then it all came tumbling down, if you will.

I then asked:

  • What hit the Pentagon at the 0:25 mark? Was it a missile? Was it a plane? Was it Superman? It is not at all clear from these few frames of video.
  • And was there just one security camera on the nerve center of the world’s mightiest military establishment? There are at least four in most convenience stores; there are nine at a nearby IHOP; there are 16 at the gym where I work out. And you want me to believe there was just one video camera on the Pentagon? I don’t want your oceanfront property in Nebraska either.

Moreover:

  • Why was Osama Bin Laden never charged in connection with 9/11?
  • And why did his “Most Wanted” poster not even mention 9/11? Calling 9/11 “(an)other terrorist attack” is like calling the Grand Canyon another hole in the ground.

What about 9/11?

  • How come no other terrorist attack anywhere in the world since has involved even one percent of the sophistication of 9/11? Most terror attacks look a lot more like this.

    No this wasn’t a terror attack. Some bimbo wasn’t paying attention and drove right into a local burger joint. (Yes, it is called Smashburger.) If the terror threat were truly as grave as it is made out to be, there would have been hundreds similar attacks this all over America in the last decade.

There are numerous other unanswered questions. This person compiled a list of 500 questions about 9/11.

So, you ask, if the official story is a hoax, what do I think happened on 9/11? The short answer is: I don’t know. However, this does not prove the official story. There are simply way too many holes in it.

You need to question absolutely everything your government tells you! This includes departments and presidents that you like.

Speaking of holes: they want us to believe that a plane with a 122-foot wing span flown by a raw amateur made a whole only 40 feet wide in the Pentagon wall.

“It’s everything I wish I didn’t know.”
— U2, Vertigo

Assuming the worst – inside job! – why would the feds commit such a hideous crime against their own people? I have long believed that there are two governments in this country: the one you see and the one you don’t see. And it is the latter that really runs things. You can read this book online in a few hours. It is a great little primer on the subject.

“I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.”
— Bob Seger, Against the Wind

This shadow government has been plotting for over a century now to bring down America by undermining its political, economic, social and religious institutions. They wanted three things: a police state domestically, war abroad and the death of the dollar. They have gotten the first two and will probably get the third in the next few years.

I believe the assault on the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas, in 1993 was a trial balloon to test just how much they could get away with. Since they could get away with killing 80, why wouldn’t they kill 3000?

Both Herman Goering and James Madison knew that if you just drum up enough fear about a foreign enemy, you can convince people to relinquish their liberty. Since 9/11, the American people have accepted unthinkable intrusions on their liberty in the name of security. There has been only minor public resistance to the sexual assault and pedophilia that are now conditions of travel in the United States. Lew Rockwell has pointed out that neither the Nazis nor any communist regime ever claimed the power to feel up their subjects.

If you are so devoid of self-respect that you welcome having yourself and your children sexually violated as a condition of movement, you will allow your government to do absolutely anything!

They hate our freedoms.

And, no, TSA does not protect anyone. You don’t need to smuggle a bomb onto a plane in order to kill a lot of people. You could do this far more easily by detonating a bomb in an airport terminal, stadium parking lot, etc.

Even if the official 9/11 story is true, it was not grounds for war. It was an attack, not a military invasion. The proper, moral, constitutional response to terrorism is a letter of marque and reprisal, which is a warrant to go after the specific perpetrators. Identify the perps, track them down, apprehend them and try them subject to the protections of the Bill of Rights. Since it is wrong for foreigners to kill innocent Americans, it is just as wrong for Americans to kill innocent foreigners.

Since 9/11, America has started wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and – let’s be honest – Pakistan. We are attacking Yemen and Somalia with predator drones, and we are threatening war with Syria and Iran. The price tag for this is several trillion dollars. We cannot afford it. This, along with absolutely heedless spending on social programs, makes up what I call The Big Bleed on the American economy.

Major General Smedley Butler served in the United States Marine Corps for 33 years. Twice, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest decoration an American serviceman can earn. When it was all said and done he wrote a profound essay entitled “War is a Racket.”

He wrote: “A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.” The War on Terror is just this.

The two most expensive things a government can engage in are welfare and warfare. The left loves welfare and the right loves warfare. And while they talk differently and appeal to different fan bases, neither knows any restraint on in its spending in either area. Is there a Zimbabwe in our future?

Outside a public toilet in Zimbabwe. Their money is that worthless. Could such a scenario be in store here?

Whoever wins the election of 2012 will very probably preside over the demise of the dollar. Moreover, they will know this before they assume office.

Does daring to question the official story on 9/11 make me a blithering nut job a la Rosie O’Donnell? If you think it does, what is your point? The Klintons and Obomber believe the official story, just like The Decider and Deferment Dick Cheney.

I would invite you to visit www.patriotsquestion911.com. It features interviews with well over 3000 pilots, military veterans, intelligence officers, policemen, firemen, first responders, medical professionals, architects, engineers, survivors and family members of those who perished on that horrible morning – i.e. people with skin in the game – who don’t buy the official story. Also go to www.rememberbuilding7.org.

Malcolm Muggeridge, the late great British journalist, one remarked that people believe lies not because they have to, but because they want to. We seek security in all the wrong places. Too many Americans just cannot believe that their government – or at least their party – would lie to them.

On a sunny day, Hurricane Irene impends. Does this photo also symbolize contemporary America?

“… ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Matthew 16:3

We believe oh so arrogantly that ours is an “exceptional nation” and thus exempt from the laws of history and from God’s Judgment. Hitler did not come to power in some Third World stink hole, but rather in a nation so sophisticated in so many ways. And he did so because the German people were absolutely desperate for a political savior that they allowed him to do whatever sounded good.

The Bible prophesies – Revelation 18 – of an absolute economic colossus that was rendered worthless in a matter of an hour. Is God talking about America here? I think so.

This September 11, by all means mourn the tragic loss of life that happened on 9/11/01. However, don’t buy into endless deluge of lies put out by the government and its sock puppets in the press and – tragically – the pulpits.

What truly ails this country will not be fixed by a new president, congress and courts. Nor will it be fixed by bombing the crap out of countries all over the world. True national healing will only come about if enough of us humble ourselves before our Maker, repent of our multitudinous sins, and turn from our wicked ways.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – II Chronicles 7:14

Dear Lord, let this humbling and repentance begin with me.

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From my hometown in New Jersey. Credit: Rumson-Fair Haven Patch

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My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at www.thefot.us And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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22 Responses to 9/11: Why I Don’t Buy the Official Story

  1. Bob says:

    Another 911 Truther with no proof of anything. I’ll pray that you get over your delusion. Also, are you implying that since “most libertarians do not understand Christianity,” therefore most libertarians aren’t Christians? Christianity isn’t that hard to understand, but takes a leap of faith to accept.

    • Chris says:

      Bob: You seem to be “another” scoffer who launches into ad hominems without making a cogent argument, and then runs away. What about your post was substantial? Where are your facts to refute the points raised in this blog?

      I think I hear the crickets. Try delving into some scientific aspects of the 911 events, Bob…involving disciplines like *physics*, *metallurgy*, *acoustics* and *chemistry*. When you do you’ll get answers quite different than the ones which our government spoon-fed to us.

      • GV says:

        Chris, responses like Bob’s represent those folks who, having placed their hands firmly over both of their ears, run around wildly proclaiming, “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!, I CAN’T HEAR YOU!, I CAAAAAN’T HEAR YOUUUUUUU!”😉

  2. schtoltzie says:

    Proof? Have you studied the evidence? FREE FALL SPEED IN THEIR OWN FOOTPRINT. That’s what put me over the top. All 3 buildings – free fall – footprint – “Pull it” was what Silverstein said. 1000s of eyewitness testimony of explosions above and below BEFORE the planes hit. First responders not allowed to the 10 year anniversary ceremony. I guess they don’t want them there coughing up their dying lungs on everybody. Drills going on the same day conducting the EXACT SAME SCENARIO. The most elaborate air defense system in the world is incapable – study the time delays at pilotsfor911truth.org. The story is so full of holes it’s unbelievable. Yet people are so trusting in their government. Study false flag.

    Ah gee, I’m wasting my time. Wake up, either now, or when you’re being clubbed by a guy in a black security suit. History repeats itself, and America has committed so many atrocities on this planet that God would be unjust not to judge her. Babylon is fallen. Get ready. And I don’t just mean physically.

    • Alan says:

      I think the guy in the black suit will be clubbing you doubters first, won’t he? I’m not being facetious; do you ever think you’re being followed?

  3. david says:

    Dude I agree that there are simply too many holes in the official story. For one, 19 guys without guns, so 4 or 5 guys on each plane when each plane most likely had at least 50 american men aboard. Now we are supposed to beleive that 4 slightly built arabs with box cutters overcame 50 to 60 american men. Not likely. Then like you said, after taking lessons in small aircraft, we are supposed to believe that they had the skill to crash the planes precisely into the buildings. Again, not likely. It is scary how the general public accepts whatever they are told without using critical thinking. Good day sir.

  4. Bob…you may want to ask why there was Military grade Nano-thermite disbursed over the entire rubble site. You may also want to ask yourself how nanothermite, which is not even available to EOD, turned up at WTC…….

    • Steve Harvey says:

      This is an ancient and ubiquitous custom: Weave dissenting narratives out of a collection of real or perceived anomalies. The traditional word for this process is “sophistry.”

      The first thing one has to recognize is that anomalies are normal. I call it “the probability of the improbable,” because while any specific improbable event is improbable, unspecified improbable events will occur frequently is highly probable. Think of the lottery: It is highly improbable for any specific individual to win, but it is highly probable that some individual WILL win.

      We evolved to be highly atuned to anomalies, and even scientific revolutions are driven by anomalies. But that useful habit of our mind can also be a dysfunctional one when allowed to operate haphazardly, because it does not factor in the fact that anomalies are to be expected. Improbable things happen, constantly.

      The weaknesses in the narrative of a 9/11 conspiracy, the blithe indifference to the impossible logistics of it (as is common with the most extreme conspiracy theories: Holocaust denial, Sandy Hook “truthers,” and, in general, any highly public major event that involve large numbers of people and a high level of public interest and attention), far outweighs the extremely marginal -barely existent, really- questions raised by the perceived anomalies of 9/11.

      Added to this is the robust filter of confirmation bias. Detailed architectural analyses have demonstrated how Tower 7 collapsed, for instance, as well as how and why the steel framed towers collapsed, but those are filtered out, dismissed on some pretext when acknowledged at all, because they don’t fit the preferred conspiracy narrative. So, in general, bits and pieces of an emotionally or ideologically preferred narrative are found –sometimes simply fabricated– and factoids are selected or filtered out by virtue of how well they confirm the desired narrative. This is precisely how ignorance, bigotry, and fanaticism function.

      In other words, this narrative is total bullshit. No one who believes otherwise will be given the slightest pause by my having explained, in cognitively specific terms, how and why it is total bullshit, but that’s how people who latch onto total bullshit operate. And it’s a shame, because it does not serve us well.

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  11. Reblogged this on Foodforthethinkers's Blog and commented:

    I don’t know exactly what happened on that horrible day. However, this does not prove the official story. There are just way too many holes in it for me to believe.
    You need to question ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING your government tells you!!!

  12. Danny says:

    Another excellent article. Thanks for taking the time.

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    Question Everything…

  14. Steve Harvey says:

    This is an ancient and ubiquitous custom: Weave dissenting narratives out of a collection of real or perceived anomalies. The traditional word for this process is “sophistry.”

    The first thing one has to recognize is that anomalies are normal. I call it “the probability of the improbable,” because while any specific improbable event is improbable, unspecified improbable events will occur frequently is highly probable. Think of the lottery: It is highly improbable for any specific individual to win, but it is highly probable that some individual WILL win.

    We evolved to be highly atuned to anomalies, and even scientific revolutions are driven by anomalies. But that useful habit of our mind can also be a dysfunctional one when allowed to operate haphazardly, because it does not factor in the fact that anomalies are to be expected. Improbable things happen, constantly.

    The weaknesses in the narrative of a 9/11 conspiracy, the blithe indifference to the impossible logistics of it (as is common with the most extreme conspiracy theories: Holocaust denial, Sandy Hook “truthers,” and, in general, any highly public major event that involve large numbers of people and a high level of public interest and attention), far outweighs the extremely marginal -barely existent, really- questions raised by the perceived anomalies of 9/11.

    Added to this is the robust filter of confirmation bias. Detailed architectural analyses have demonstrated how Tower 7 collapsed, for instance, as well as how and why the steel framed towers collapsed, but those are filtered out, dismissed on some pretext when acknowledged at all, because they don’t fit the preferred conspiracy narrative. So, in general, bits and pieces of an emotionally or ideologically preferred narrative are found –sometimes simply fabricated– and factoids are selected or filtered out by virtue of how well they confirm the desired narrative. This is precisely how ignorance, bigotry, and fanaticism function.

    In other words, this narrative is total bullshit. No one who believes otherwise will be given the slightest pause by my having explained, in cognitively specific terms, how and why it is total bullshit, but that’s how people who latch onto total bullshit operate. And it’s a shame, because it does not serve us well.

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