The Path from 9/11

The Path from 9/11

by Rory O'Connor

Now that all the books have been published and promoted… And the Hollywood films have all opened – and closed… And all the radio and television commentaries and commemorative specials have been broadcast… and all the dramas…and the so-called ‘docudramas’…and even a handful of reality-based, actual ‘documentaries’ have aired and been argued over, ad infinitum and ad nauseum, on the web and in the blogosphere…at long last, and after all has been said – but so little really has been done – where do we find ourselves, and where do we go from here, on the long, confusing, circuitous and still ever-painful path from 9/11?

To answer that question, we first must come to understand truly what happened in and to America five years ago, how it happened, and – most important – why. Yet the plethora of attack-related media that has exploded onto our public consciousness in the recent run-up to the fifth ‘anniversary’ of the terror attacks has done nothing to help us understand any of it. Yes, books have been sold, theatres filled, ratings raised, circulations increased, reputations enhanced – but I repeat: nothing has been done to help us understand.

This, despite the obvious talents of directors like Paul Greengrass of ‘United 93’ and Oliver Stone of ‘World Trade Center;’ despite the literary investigations of reporters like Peter (‘Triple Cross’) Lance and Lawrence (“The Looming Tower’) Wright; or the vivid recollections of Kristin (‘Wake-up Call’) Breitweiser and the self-serving apologia (‘Without Precedent’) of Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton; despite the National Geographic Channel’s eviscerated version of Lance’s book; despite Court TV’s documentary embrace of ‘On Native Soil,’ based the discredited 9/11 Commission report; despite Spike TV’s ode to metalworkers and millions of downloads of ‘Loose Change;’ despite CBS’s re-run of the same French documentary it aired years ago; and yes! despite ABC’s cretinous and much-discussed docudrama ‘The Path to 9/11’ – despite it all, all the bluster, all the recriminations, all the posturing, all the politics and all the media attention, attention still must be paid.

Attention – first to the families, our touchstones who suffered more than any and who still seek deliverance from that suffering in their unending search for the truth of what happened. Attention next to the many questions about 9/11 that remain unanswered – questions large and small, new and old; such as why the Pentagon held back so much information about air defense deficiencies from the 9/11 Commission that Chairmen Kean and Hamilton came close to asking the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation; such as why the dozens of pre-attack warnings pouring into Washington were ignored; such as why the Able Danger intelligence program, which purportedly uncovered evidence of five active Al Qaeda cells and identified four of the eventual hijackers months before the attacks, was ignored and closed down; such as why Osama bin Laden was allowed to escape from Afghanistan when cornered in Tora Bora; such as why evidence of Pakistani intelligence involvement in the 9/11 plot has been ignored and covered up…Attention fully paid, then, to “press for truth” (the title of another 9/11-related documentary I am an Executive Producer of) about what actually happened, how it happened, and who helped make it happen – as a means of finally approaching the reality of why it happened – and perhaps in the course of that search, ensuring that it can never happen again.



Had something to do with 9/11: Press For Truth.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

The Real Danger, Chasing Our Tails

Recently the big thrust has been things like "Bush did It" "the Bush Cabal did it" soon I guess it will be "Santa Claus did it"... We are sucked from side to side and goose chase after goose chase. Do you see a pattern? We are chasing our own tails... What we need to understand is that it is simply a system, a system of evil. All the players named in the tail chase are in that system of evil but they do not head it up. It is somewhat like a tornado, when things get caught up in the tornado they do not control the tornado. They are just part of it and the system powering that tornado... So, even studying the tornado only gets you so far. Doing our best to prevent and or forecast the systems that cause tornadoes is more to our benefit than all the tail chasing in the world. Connecting the dots to make our point helps, but after so long all you have is a page covered solid with pencil lead and sore fingers...

i agree man, i regularly

i agree man, i regularly have to point out to people that Bush is a puppet. you dont get to be president by being an independant thinker.

Thanks Chris

Thanks, it is good to meet a fellow non-sheeple. We seem to be a rare breed... Ha... I would have to add, someone in the system of evil goes no where at all, let alone President, without a "peer" review and approval from their next level handlers. Even a dog catcher. I'm sure you agree....

i think the majority of

i think the majority of people here would agree with us that the presidency is largely a puppet position. look what happened to JFK when he tried to deviate from the script : )

how long do you guys suspect

how long do you guys suspect the site will be down for tonight?

Well stated. We will not be

Well stated. We will not be able to move beyond 9/11 until it is properly investigated. However, when 9/11 is put into the context of the last 50 years, I have to wonder if we (and others like us) haven't said this many times before, and if the sheer accumulation of similar events might, through the force of their own irresolution, transform public consciousness even without being solved?

I am referring to the obvious cover-ups of the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK, and the growing prevalence of CIA manipulation of the media, and the growing frequency of massive economic fraud, and, well, just the general ways in which the ruled and the rulers can no longer find a center that will hold, a lie big enough to erase their differences.

We are parting ways, shadow government and the people it masters. The Internet has made this parting inevitable. There is a truth that is more than inconvenient: it has become unbearable, and I have to wonder how much longer American Idol and Monday Night Football will be sufficient distractions.

Even if 9/11 is never solved, the damage is done. The media hyperbolists were right: things will never be the same. We just happen to disagree over what those "things" are.

This film needs a huge push from everyone

911 Press For Truth is the most credible and solid work on 9-11 yet. It covers the entire cover up from the inside and can open a lot of eyes if we help spread the word.

Here's the google video link:

We need people to keep chatting up this movie to all their middle of the road somnambulent friends. Send out email broadcasts to numerous friends and family. Some of them may actually watch it (if they have broadband).

I'm hoping they are working on Press For Truth 2 with all of the left out evidence that is solid and unassailable.

Press For Truth should replace Loose Change, as the latter has numerous factual issues and is attacked across the internet.

The stronger case is made by Press For Truth. Put it at the top of the web pages, add the logos, send DVDs around. This is important work.

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