My mantra is, "Stop Believing! Start Investigating!"
I have followed the 9/11 fiasco in great detail. I am familiar with all the Conspiracy Theories, including the Official Conspiracy Theory.
I still do not feel I have enough information to discount any of them. The failed investigation, held behind closed doors, that excluded hundreds of professional observers (firefighters and police) as well as long-term service staff, was an obvious whitewash, conducted despite strenuous resistance from the White House, and severely hobbled as a result.
There are some recurring themes that have arisen again and again.
The first is the failure of the three buildings, and the collapse that is identical to controlled demolition using explosives, that collapses a building into its own basement. If this was what actually happened, an examination of the debris for thermite by several independent organizations would have resolved this question. The unseemly speed with which the steel reinforcing was sold to Chinese smelters, destroying the evidence, in itself makes the Government story far less believable.
And when you add to this that foreign scientific investigations claim to have found a high-tech form of thermite in the dirt from the WTC site, this raises the ante. The US Government has no cards to play against these assertions, because they never investigated.
The second is the recurring story of the jubilant Israelis dancing at the sight of the fallen towers. First thought to be arabs, when stopped by the police and ID'ed, they turned out to be Israelis, and bomb-sniffing dogs reacted to their van as though it had recently contained explosives. Mossad (the Israeli secret service) has a long history of murder and mayhem, most publicly in their recent foray in Dubai. There is a lot of conjecture regarding the motivation Mossad would have to get involved, but this is simply conjecture, and requires my acceptance of Mossad as a truly evil organization, which I do not accept. Again, more investigation please.
The Missing Links movie is made by people with profound beliefs about who they believe are the guilty parties. I am only interested in the information they provide, not their conclusions.
The entire Missing Links movie can be viewed here.
Then, the third element is the backtracking on the Official Conspiracy Theory. As large pieces of it were deconstructed as fabrications ('lies', for the more direct commentators), we learned that there were no cell phone calls from the planes, that the 'box cutter' story was a fabrication, and that the Government authorities responsible for the investigation have now agreed that all the information that was published as inside stories from the people on the aircraft were utterly fictitious.
But what makes me even more suspicious is that, as each of these "facts" imploded into fiction, there was no investigation, and no explanation of how the fiction arose. The people who were supposed to have received phone calls seem to have receded from view, possibly back into the spook agencies that 'created' these characters in the first place?
Which brings me to the spook agencies. There are some 45 Top Secret organizations in the US. Murder in the pursuit of national security is above the law, and all of these organizations are beyond Congressional and Senatorial oversight.
Have a look at this graphic. "Mouse over" the picture, and each organization, and its activities, are highlighted for further overview. Take ten minutes, and have a look at just how much of the US Government is beyond democratic review already.
The US is not a democracy. It is a representative Government, where you can freely elect any candidate you choose to represent you.
In practice, this has evolved into a two-party system, and the parties decide who you may vote for. This has a lot on common with the old Russian Communist system, where you had a choice of two candidates. There, both were members of the Communist Party.
This two-party system has slowly pulled the teeth of the elected officials, using national security as the excuse. The defense of the nation must be kept secret, and accordingly, elected officials do not have access to the 45 US Government organizations, or their subcontractors.
Conspiracy theorists have suggested that this is the reason a small criminal group inside the top echelon of the US Government pulled off the 9/11 hit. It moves us further towards a benevolent dictatorship by powerful organizations of permanent appointees, rather like the old Roman Empire.
For me, I sit on the sidelines, watching the play. I am concerned, because buried in the concepts of the founding Fathers are some of the finest and best political ideals ever proposed, and, amazingly, they made them work!
America was built on Washington, Paine, Jefferson, Franklin, and the other great and brave thinkers of the age. Their writing is still inspirational today.
But it is time to face reality. The honor of gentlemen is long past, and it has taken me some time to grasp this, because I like to think the best of the people who control our lives.
The final nails in the coffin of the US as keeper of world ethics are being driven home by Wikileaks. It has not yet occurred to the US Government that the leaks are driven by the disgust
of people on the inside, who feel that the world should know what is going on. And in this electronic age, a few minutes can deliver a trove of information that in the past would have required a convoy of trucks.
I am baffled by the Government anger. I am surprised at their past and continuing hyperbole ("People will DIE!! .... Really? Name one. Just one.)
Now, the wheels seem to be coming off the sexual tirade against Julian Assange. Seems that "Rape" in Sweden is having sex with a woman without a condom.
Ah well. The US want him in a safe US prison (Guantanamo Bay?) where he can be waterboarded and held without representation. If the Swedes can grab him, they will be off and running.
But what about that X-files clip, huh?