When millions of people distrust their own government, it is no surprise that conspiracy theories arise that seek to explain certain events. Such is the case with “9/11” – which has several variations of skepticism or doubt about the official account of what took place on that fateful day when two hijacked jets struck the Twin Towers in New York City, NY. What might surprise some is that both the official account and the competing so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ involve some level of conspiracy – at least on the part of the radical hijackers. Those hijackers ‘conspired’ with each other to strike various structures in New York City and Washington, D.C. How this ties into “Rahm’s Rule” will be addressed later. But for now briefly, former President Obama’s Chief of Staff – and later the Mayor of Chicago – Rahm Emanuel famously quipped the following, per BrainyQuote: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
The meaning of that notion of Emanuel’s will be unpacked later.
The official account of 9.11.2001 is simple enough.
The CBS News YouTube page for the above includes this explanation from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history. The attacks against New York City and Washington, D.C., caused extensive death and destruction and triggered an enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism. Some 2,750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania (where one of the hijacked planes crashed after the passengers attempted to retake the plane); all 19 terrorists died (see Researcher’s Note: September 11 attacks). Police and fire departments in New York were especially hard-hit: hundreds had rushed to the scene of the attacks, and more than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed.”
Note Britannica uses the term “plot” which is a synonym for “conspiracy.” The reason there are state and federal laws against certain types of conspiracies is because they can, have, and do occur.
Back to Britannica’s narrative.
The September 11 attacks were precipitated in large part because Osama bin Laden, the leader of the militant Islamic organization al-Qaeda, held naive beliefs about the United States in the run-up to the attacks. Abu Walid al-Masri, an Egyptian who was a bin Laden associate in Afghanistan in the 1980s and ’90s, explained that, in the years prior to the attacks, bin Laden became increasingly convinced that America was weak. “He believed that the United States was much weaker than some of those around him thought,” Masri remembered, and “as evidence he referred to what happened to the United States in Beirut when the bombing of the Marines base led them to flee from Lebanon,” referring to the destruction of the marine barracks there in 1983 (see 1983 Beirut barracks bombings), which killed 241 American servicemen. Bin Laden believed that the United States was a “paper tiger,” a belief shaped not just by America’s departure from Lebanon following the marine barracks bombing but also by the withdrawal of American forces from Somalia in 1993, following the deaths of 18 U.S. servicemen in Mogadishu, and the American pullout from Vietnam in the 1970s.”
“In 1996 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed met bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan. The 9-11 Commission (formally the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States), set up in 2002 by Pres. George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress to investigate the attacks of 2001, explained that it was then that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed “presented a proposal for an operation that would involve training pilots who would crash planes into buildings in the United States.” Khalid Sheikh Mohammed dreamed up the tactical innovation of using hijacked planes to attack the United States, al-Qaeda provided the personnel, money, and logistical support to execute the operation, and bin Laden wove the attacks on New York and Washington into a larger strategic framework of attacking the “far enemy”—the United States—in order to bring about regime change across the Middle East.
The September 11 plot demonstrated that al-Qaeda was an organization of global reach. The plot played out across the globe with planning meetings in Malaysia, operatives taking flight lessons in the United States, coordination by plot leaders based in Hamburg, Germany, money transfers from Dubai, and recruitment of suicide operatives from countries around the Middle East—all activities that were ultimately overseen by al-Qaeda’s leaders in Afghanistan.”
So, boiling down the more official view is that 9/11 was a ‘plot’ or ‘conspiracy’ by Muslim extremists connected to Al-Qaeda planned and carried out a strike on the U.S. homeland through hijacked airlines.
There are a range of theories that express the views of those who believe that some federal officials had advanced knowledge of the Al-Qaeda attack. Those U.S. officials allegedly worked from within to ensure the collapse of the buildings in the World Trade Center, timing it to coincide with aftermath of the terrorist strike.
A key element that illustrates this concern is the explanation of what happened to Tower 7 at the World Trade Center (WTC). No airliner struck that building. So, what explains the collapse of that structure?
According to Wikipedia, this is what the more official accounts say caused the collapse of Tower 7 at the World Trade Center (WTC) which was not struck by an airplane. “The building’s internal fire suppression system lacked water pressure to fight the fires. The collapse began when a critical internal column buckled and triggered cascading failure of nearby columns throughout, which was first visible from the exterior with the crumbling of a rooftop penthouse structure at 5:20:33 pm.”
This next video illustrates the view above.
Professor Simon Holland said he is examining “how” the WTC Tower 7 collapsed, not the why behind the deadly incident.
Those points shared, some well credentialed individuals, as well as more ordinary people have advance a different view than the narrative above regarding Tower 7 at the WTC.
The following is an example of that thinking. According to Daily Commercial News – by Construct Connect – on 5.20.2022: “World Trade Center 7 building did not collapse due to fire: Report.”
A group of engineers and architects is demanding the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) retract and correct a 2008 report that concluded one of three World Trade Center buildings collapsed because fire weakened the steel supporting it in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911T) has formally filed a Request for Correction with the NIST following a new and detailed four-year analysis by a team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).
It says the World Trade Center (WTC) building 7 collapse was a “near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building” and dismissed the NIST finding that heat from the fire caused beams to “walk off” their moorings.” …
“We have filed a request for correction because the NIST report is wrong,” says Ted Walter, spokesperson for AE911T, which is a group of 3,000 engineers, scientists and architects, including more than a dozen Canadians ones, that paid US$316,000 for the study.
“From an engineering perspective it is imperative to understand how and why this building came down under design load conditions,” said Walter.
The study says NIST made some fundamental errors in how engineers estimated the rigidity of the outside building frame and that the heat generated by the fire did not trigger “thermal movements” at a critical base plate support.
Further, the group, which includes families of those killed, asserts that the investigation is flawed and that the conclusions as to what happened must be based on “science and engineering” and accept that controlled demolition is a plausible cause.
For expediency and because it was not hit by a plane, the study looked only at WTC 7 not the other two but AE911T has long claimed all three were subject to something beyond heat induced failure.
“The report notes that the outside frame was more flexible than the inside framing which is where the elevator shafts were,” says McMaster University professor emeritus of civil engineering, Robert Korol, a fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering who is also one of two peers who reviewed the UAF study.
“Under the conditions described, the displacement of the outside steel would have been only one inch, not the 6.25 NIST claimed and not enough to cause failure.”
Further, he says, the debris from WTC 1 which fell 943 feet to WTC 7 did not attain sufficient mass to cause structural damage to the steel in that building.
The bottom line, he says, is that the NIST report is flawed and of no value to future engineering or architectural learning.
The Alaska report adds new momentum to long standing claims by the AE911T that all three of the buildings should not have collapsed in the spectacular and deadly manner they did. Further, and Korol underlines this, there was nothing in the offices beyond basic desks, chairs, computers and paper that would be of such a combustible nature so as to feed a fire and raise the temperature to above 1,400 degrees Celsius and melt the steel structure.
“We don’t even know if the steel was fireproofed,” says Korol.
The group makes no assertion as to why it may have been a “controlled demolition” and says its only interest is in ensuring that there’s no need to rethink the structural steel design of highrises because the design was not at fault.” …
The study team undertook extensive computer and physical modelling, paying particular attention to the area around Column 79 which had been identified as the critical juncture of failure.
Their conclusion is that Columns 79, 80, and 81 did not fail at the lower floors of the building and were not subjected to heat above floor 30 because there were no fires there. …##
In this CNN video below, “Former Gov. Jesse Ventura gets into a heated argument with Piers Morgan about 9/11 and the government’s response.” Ventura ran and won the Minnesota governor’s office. Per Ballotpedia: “Ventura ran for governor of Minnesota in 1998. Ventura was elected as a member of the Reform Party, but later left and reorganized the Minnesota Reform Party as the Independence Party. He did not seek a second term as governor.
MHLivingNews is not taking a formal position on either the official claims, nor that of other alternatives that hold to various degrees of U.S. governmental alignment with the terrorists. The facts are whatever they are, and the truth is likely to out, just as it has to some degree outed about the assassination of John F. Kennedy at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX.
As Wikipedia states: “The HSCA [House Select Committee on Assassinations] completed its investigation in 1978 and issued its final report the following year, which concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.” When a major conspiracy and coverup are already an official part of U.S. history, it at least opens the door for other conspiracies to be real and not merely runaway imagination.
So, this report, rather than take sides on 9.11 is presenting both views for readers to consider. This allows thinking people to dig more deeply into the topic, to see what lessons and insights can be obtained by considering the matter objectively, based on evidence, science, and known facts.
Additional Information with More MHLivingNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief
‘Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste.’ Housing is in crisis. Many believe that the health care system is still in a crisis despite the massive sums spent since ObamaCare (the so-called Affordable Care Act or ACA) was enacted.
Numbers believe there is an educational crisis in the U.S., at the primary, middle, and high school levels as well as in post-high school institutions of higher learning. Be it inflation, immigration, climate, foreign trade, or a range of possible issues, these are areas where sound information and proven principles are available to those who care about the truth rather than an agenda.
That noted, let’s briefly consider again “Rahm’s Rule.”
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” said Rahm Emanuel. But what if individuals who grasp this notion of Emanuel’s take it a step further? What if they help set in motion the seeds of a crisis with the idea that a crisis will manifest which will create an “opportunity to do things you could not do before.”
Phrased more simply, set the groundwork for a crisis so that money and resources could later be spent to ‘solve’ the crisis.
9/11 gave then President Bush (R) a path into two decades of Middle Eastern Wars. The various issues about false claims of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) supposedly possessed by former U.S. ally Saddam Hussein are examined in the multiple award winning docu-drama, Shadows of Liberty. That Bush era move into the Middle East included the war in Afghanistan.
The Obama-Biden Administration (D) vowed to end the Afghanistan and Middle Eastern Wars.
But as left-leaning NPR phrased it in 2015: “Pledging To End Two Wars, Obama Finds Himself Entangled In Three.” That headline was followed by this: “President Obama entered the White House with a pledge to bring home U.S. troops from two major wars. Now it looks almost certain he will leave office with U.S. forces engaged in three ongoing conflicts: Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Fast forward to the Biden-Harris Administration. The withdrawal from Afghanistan was widely viewed as an avoidable disaster. What explains the poor handling of the U.S. withdrawal from that nation? Again, left-leaning NPR – often a reliable supporter for Biden – lays this out for their readers on August 15, 2022. “For Biden, the chaotic withdrawal from Kabul was a turning point in his presidency.” That headline was followed by: “A year ago, U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, a chaotic end to America’s longest war — and a turning point in the Biden presidency, a moment when his approval ratings fell, and never fully recovered.”
There are several rules that thinking people, including journalists are supposed to follow.
Reports should answer the “Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How” of a story. When there are winners and losers someone should probe the classic investigator’s question: “Cui bono?” Meaning “who benefits” from a given scenario?
Another rule is follow the money trail.
Last but not least, facts should always be checked and double checked.
A careful look at 9.11 reminds us that some profited wildly from the terrorist attack on the U.S. The rights of American citizens were in several ways curtailed in the wake of that event. Because money doesn’t grow on trees, the trillions that flowed into the military-intelligence-corporate/industrial complex were dollars that were not spent on housing, cars, clothing, food, medical care, better policing, education, and a range of other possible uses. Brown University said a year ago that the cost of the Middle Eastern wars amounted to: “Costs of the 20-year war on terror: $8 trillion and 900,000 deaths.” Those 900,000 deaths are civilian as well as military losses, they are not limited to Americans.
When Biden’s team abandoned billions of dollars in equipment in Afghanistan, some profited wildly from that too. Equipment has to be ‘replaced.’ The war in the Ukraine is also a profit center for the U.S. military-industrial-corporate-spy complex.
Tremendous borrowing for Biden’s so-called ‘green’ and other related agenda items are widely seen by numbers of experts as fueling inflation. Inflation has been described as a hidden tax on the poor and those who are less financially able.
In several of these scenarios, what is occurring are massive transfers of wealth from taxpayers to corporate elites. The government is a mechanism that makes that transfer of wealth possible with little scrutiny by tens of millions of trusting souls.
So, be a crisis artificially or naturally occurring, some profit from any given crisis. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owned firms – Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance – are powerhouses in manufactured housing. That Buffett said that when others are fearful, he advocates being greedy. Put differently, he and other elites see a crisis as an opportunity to make outsized profits.
That’s not a conspiracy theory. That’s a mere statement of fact.
Now, let’s pivot to a hypothetical. This example will illustrate why corruption always comes at a high cost that can harm millions of our fellow citizens.
In November of 2021 the U.S. Census Bureau said that the typical single section manufactured home sold in the U.S. was $76,400. At the time of the Brown University report mentioned above, that means that some 104,712,041 in manufactured homes could have been paid for had those dollars been directed to housing instead of Middle Eastern war efforts. In theory, 104.7 million new manufactured homes are equal to that $8 trillion dollars in military spending in those ‘antiterrorism’ conflicts.
But digging deeper, Statista said there were some 44 million households renting in the U.S. in 2021. There is no need for that 104.7 million manufactured homes.
So, less than half of that sum spent in the cities, towns, rocks and sands of the Middle East where American and other servicemen served could have made everyone in the U.S. a homeowner. After making every citizen’s household a homeowner, another $4.63 trillion dollars would have been left over. Perhaps those remailing trillions could have been used to pay for an array of other issues that plague the citizens of our nation.
The point of that example is not literal, but to illustrate the high cost of scandalous corruption. If anyone doubts that such a high level of corruption is possible, one need but look into two topics. The Tammany Hall era of New York City and check out the Biden family saga in the new biopic My Son Hunter.
According to Britannica the Tammany Hall era of New York City (NYC) ran from about 1789 to circa 1970. Per that source, the following introduction.
Tammany Hall, also called Tammany, the executive committee of the Democratic Party in New York City historically exercising political control through the typical “boss-ist” blend of charity and patronage. Its name was derived from that of an association that predated the American Revolution and had been named after Tammanend, a wise and benevolent chief of the Delaware people.
During the 1780s the leaders of the “aristocratic” and propertied elements of both New York City and New York state successfully managed to limit suffrage to freeholders and to strengthen the Society of the Cincinnati, a group of former officers of the Continental Army with centralist and monarchial tendencies. To resist these influences, William Mooney, an upholsterer in New York City, founded the Society of St. Tammany, or Columbian Order, on May 12, 1789, a few days after the inauguration of George Washington as the first president under the Constitution of the United States of America. Mooney’s purpose was to create a national society that would be native in character and democratic in principle and action. Its officers were given Native American titles: at its head was the grand sachem, chosen from among his fellow chiefs, or sachems.
For more than three decades after its organization, Tammany represented middle-class opposition to the Federalist Party. However, its “democracy” did not incorporate the aspirations of the lower economic groups. During this period it lost its national and nonpolitical character and became intimately identified with politics in New York City.
Criticisms made by the opposition that a private society was engaging in politics resulted in a separation of Tammany Hall’s social and political functions. In 1805 the Society of St. Tammany obtained from the state legislature a charter of incorporation as a benevolent and charitable body to give relief to members and others. Politically, the Democratic Party was organized as an apparently distinct body, but the society’s sachems controlled the political mechanism and prevented hostile factions from meeting in the society’s building, Tammany Hall.
As early as 1806–07, revelations of widespread corruption of Tammany city officials resulted in the removal of the controller, the superintendent of the almshouse, the inspector of bread, and other officeholders. Despite such proven charges, many of the removed individuals, including the society’s founder, remained powerful Tammany sachems.
The bitterest opponents of Tammany were the Irish immigrants, who were ineligible to be members of the “native-born patriots.” As a protest against Tammany bigotry, hundreds of Irish immigrants broke into a general committee meeting on the evening of April 24, 1817. Within a few years, the propertied leaders of Tammany were forced for their own preservation to take in the immigrants, naturalize them, and join them in the fight for manhood suffrage.” Read the rest of their account at this link here. The illustration below is from the source shown.
The point is that the manipulation of the masses and the corruption of Tammany Hall can be seen as a microcosm of what has been occurring more broadly in the U.S. at the federal level.
The lessons to be learned? The lessons of history are clear. Sometimes the very people that are claiming to be the champions of the everyday American are actually the ones ripping off We the People.
Books can and have been written about these themes.
But no book is needed to realize that when numbers of the American political elite are in the pockets of big business and their billionaire corporate masters, getting rich off of graft as one hand washes the other. It is only possible when sound information is suppressed in favor of the political narrative that perpetuates the machine. For evidence of that see the Robert Davi biopic, My Son Hunter.
So, on this 9/11 day of remembrance, let’s dig into the authentic history of the U.S. to learn how millions can be manipulated in a manner that enriches a few but harms the many. Honor the memory of those who lost their lives in service of others by making the freedom and American Dream they worked for ever-more a reality. ##
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.
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