Over the years, many people have asked me about my opinion as concerns the atrocity of 9/11. My answer has always been short and sweet. Here I will lay it out in a longer manner. This post was prompted by someone challenging me over my take on Islamic fundamentalism, specifically as concerns the alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. In a post that mentioned the U.S. Constitution, this person implicated “the American government” in the events of September 11, 2001.
First of all, I have been aware of the 9/11 conspiracy theories practically from the first day of the atrocity. I have watched many videos on the subject, and I believe that a good case has been made that the 9/11 hijackers could not have been acting alone, from purely external sources, without help from the inside.
Secondly, that being said, the fact is I utterly and completely disagree that “the U.S. government” had anything to do with 9/11. WE ARE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. If we are having our feet held to the fire for absolute accuracy when voicing an unpopular opinion, e.g., the criticism of Islam, then everyone else must be held accountable for accuracy as well.
In my view, it is despicable to label various individuals working within the United States who may have been involved in 9/11 as “the American government.” I know many fine people who have served directly in the American government, and they were not involved. Again, just as we must be careful with saying things like “the Muslims did this or that” or “the Jews…” etc.” we must also be careful when pointing fingers of blame for other atrocities. To say that “the American government” committed this crime represents a broadstroke generalization that essentially condemns all Americans – and makes us as unsafe as Muslims feel when people do say, “It’s the Muslims,” etc.
My take on 9/11 is quite simple and factors in all major elements, not just one pet theory that fits your current outrage – in this case against “the American government.” It is obvious that individuals from a variety of agencies, both national and international, must have been involved. These would include, apparently, some officials not only within the U.S. government but also from a number of other countries, including Saudi Arabia.
That there were Saudi Arabian Muslims involved in 9/11 appears as evident as the notion as that there were “rogue” elements within the U.S. government involved as well. If Osama Bin Laden is some sort of operative, whether alive or dead now, and al Qaeda is a fake organization – as run the conspiracy theories – then these internationalist agencies who are creating these particular illusions and “false flag operations” must certainly have utilized the Saudi element in their plots. An average Muslim like Hasan would probably not believe that OBL/al Qaeda were anything but they are presented to be, i.e., a devout Muslim jihadist operation.
Hence, rank-and-file Muslims are being told in many cases by “radical” imams that 9/11 was a Muslim operation that Allah has allowed to punish the filthy infidels. There are videos of imams preaching about the martyrdom of the “Magnificent 19.” We can see the result from the image of a Muslim maniac holding a sign threatening Europe with its own mass-murdering 9/11 terrorist attack. Thousands of “militant Muslims” around the globe rejoiced at the idea of the infidel being wounded in his own territory by the Islamic jihad. Many Muslim fanatics have been inspired by 9/11 to believe they can in fact dominate the world – a goal repeatedly stated by many Islamist individuals and groups.
The U.S. Constitution protects us from this nightmare, if we understand what it represents and hold it up as a sacred document that must not fall to sharia law – and, again, that is a stated goal by various Islamists – who are not the pitiful and powerless rabble so many are evidently making them out to be with your passionate and misguided defenses. It’s really time for everyone to know these facts – those who are mindlessly defending Islamism really do not have all the facts. I have read and studied what they have read, but they appear not to have studied what I have.
The U.S. Constitution is my sacred text, and it will not be spit upon and degraded by infidels. To overturn the Constitution and force sharia law upon us all insults my god and my religion. The struggle has always been to make sure everyone adheres to the U.S. Constitution, and those agencies who have not are therefore rogue, illegal and unethical. The Constitutional ideals remain, whether or not the document is followed.
It is completely deleterious to mankind to pretend that Islamism is not a threat to our very freedoms. Our entire global civilization largely depends on this issue – which is at a make-or-break point. To side with an archaic, barbarous system of abuse and brutality over the enlightenment provided by the U.S. Constitution is not only sheer madness, it is also a reckless endangerment of all decent human beings.
Sticking your head in the Saud sands is a really bad idea.
In reality, I was aware from the beginning of the various conspiracy theories and have watched them continue to grow and morph in shape. Indeed, “some of my best friends” have been involved in the “9/11 Truth Movement,” and over the years we’ve all been bombarded with these theories on my group “From Fun to Superconsciousness.”
Moreover, I possess a number of DVDs, including one with the environmental toxicity of the attack. In the earliest days, there was talk of the Mossad and controlled demolition, as well as the “pulling” of Building 7, as stated by its owner Larry Silverstein, not long after that. I have also spent time at Alex Jones’s site, as well as various other 9/11 conspiracy sites such as Scholars for Truth. I am well aware of who are Stephen Jones and David Lee Griffin. Moreover, I have also perused the Debunking 911 website, and I’ve watched the History Channel’s “9-11 Conspiracy Theories” documentary. I have also read the mainstream perspective, as in Popular Mechanics, a favorite magazine of my dear departed father.
Even though I was very straightforward in my original post, people are obviously having a difficult time grasping the points, so here I reiterate them.
I have watched many of the videos and read much of the literature – mostly the “inside job” conspiracy theories – since the atrocity occurred. I know about all the flaws in the mainstream theory, which is precisely why I wrote what I did in the way I did, because there are many problems with the idea that a score of box-cutter, non-pilot Saudis did it all by themselves. I basically stated that there was a multinational conspiracy, not just so-called American elements. These “American” elements are in reality INTERNATIONALISTS. So, no, even if you factor in these “American” elements, such as Bush and Cheney, it is still not “THE American government.” 9/11 was not only an “inside job” but also an “outside job,” because there were undoubtedly foreign elements involved. Let’s spell it out: MULTINATIONAL CABAL, as it practically always is.
Yes, I am saying that WE are the government, and that, therefore, “THE American government” had nothing to do with 9/11. As I stated, it is inaccurate to say that “THE American government” did it. I know many people who are directly part of the government, and they had nothing to do with it. My mother was a state legislator – she WAS part of the government, and she had nothing to do with it. I know plenty of people who are federal employees, including postal workers – they had nothing to do with 9/11.
Someone asked if I’m taking it personally. Of course, I’m taking it personally – worldwide people are using this “inside job” business to say that ALL AMERICANS ARE EVIL. If WE are the government in their eyes, then WE can be the government in our own eyes – I insist, in fact, upon this point. WE THE PEOPLE is how our Constitution starts out. In case you’ve forgotten:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Here is where our Constitution differs so much from sharia law, and what must be emphasized again and again. Rogue elements in our government are not “THE American government.”
To repeat, just as saying “THE Muslims are the problem” is inaccurate, so is saying “THE American government did 9/11.” Well, at least blaming “THE American government” is a step up from blaming “THE Jews” all the time. Maybe there’s hope after all.
It very simple. Accuracy and precision are absolutely crucial to such an important issue. Sloppy thought and words in this case are a peril. Everyone finds in 9/11 what they themselves choose to see, apparently. If it’s anti-American propaganda because they hate America – often by “self-hating Americans” themselves – then it’s “THE American government.” If it’s blaming the Saudis, because someone hates that country or its religion, then it’s “THE Saudis” or “THE Muslims.” Neither of these perceptions is accurate. Moreover, again the broadstroke attack on “THE American government” plays right into the hands of those who are attempting to destroy the U.S., which at this time remains under the U.S. Constitution. It may be a good idea for everyone to really review what the Constitution truly stands for. Here’s a link: U.S. Constitution.
By the way, if the Islamic religion had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11, why are there so many people posting the image I’ve got above, saying “Imagine NO RELIGION?” Obviously, all these people posting this image around the net believe that religion – in this case Islam – did have something to do with it. My own perception is that Islam is a giant whip that has been and will be used wherever possible to keep the sheeple in line.
Before you make derogatory remarks about what you think I’m saying here, read what I have written again. And again. You will get it.
In case of confusion regarding my discussion of “my god and my religion” – which are freedom and democracy – here is an atheist explaining the point further.