9/11 World Trade Center Disaster: the American Sin of Apathy

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9/11 World Trade Center Disaster: the American Sin of Apathy

Jeanne Sparks-Carreker

May 13, 2007

What is it like to live in a privileged country, one providing its citizens with the opportunity to pursue happiness, and one guaranteeing them that the happiness they establish will indeed be protected at all costs?

What is it like to live in a country where citizens can lay their heads down on a pillow at night and know beyond a shadow of any doubt that their elected leaders will not rest until the common good among them is met in both action and intention?

Further, what is it like to live in a country where the population is assured that no elected leaders will ever be allowed the power or money necessary to conspire against them and their children for any reason whatsoever? Because no reason for conspiracy against their own is a good reason for any leader.

Do you know that? If not, will you ever freely allow yourself to know? Will you pass along the practices, impassible excuses, and downright selfishness of both current political action and inaction to your own children and to their children and to theirs?

So someone over here says, “Oh, that’s been answered already,” or someone over there says, “Someone claimed responsibility already.” Is that enough answer for you and your grandchildren?

Or have we become so comfortable in our presumed privilege that we do not wish to “rock the boat?” Indeed, would we choose to sit, idle and apathetic, in our posh office jobs and happy little circle of loved ones and friends and think that some of our freedom is not really a very big price to pay?

Think back to a time before the mortgage was on your list of priorities, before the big promotion at work, before the new automobile payment. Gather your remaining spirit for a true democracy by the people – back when you remembered the words surrounding the verse “land where my fathers died.”

When you placed your hand over your heart and pledged your allegiance to a flag which symbolizes the gift from your ancestors of liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and the protection from tyrannical rule - did you cross your fingers behind your back?

Only a portion of the questions which need to be answered about the attacks on our people on September 11, 2001 are as follows:

Where are the flight recorders?

How did Bush see the first plane crash on live camera?

Why were there no photos or videos of the Pentagon plane?

Why was there no trace of the Pentagon plane after the attacks, especially the titanium around the jet engines, which were 6 tons each and resilient to volatile burning jet-grade fuel temperatures?

Why was the hole in the Pentagon only about the size of a scud missile?

Why didn't jets intercept the airliners since they had several warnings of terrorist attacks?

Why did passengers or crewmembers on three of the flights all use the term "box cutters?"

Why was a security meeting that was scheduled for 9/11 cancelled by WTC management on 9/10?

How did they come up with the terrorists so quickly?

How did they find the terrorist's cars at the airports so quickly?

What about media reports that hijackers bought tickets for flights scheduled after Sept. 11? Weren’t they aware the mission was a suicide mission?

Why do none of the names appear on the passenger lists UA and AA gave to CNN??

Why would the hijackers use credit cards and allow drivers licenses with photos to be zeroxed?

Which hijacker's passport was found after the attacks in the street? How did it survive through an explosive plane crash when the plane’s black boxes did not, and come to a rest outside the building, on the street, where an FBI agent just happened to be there to retrieve it?

How could the FBI distinguish between Muslims and hijacker Muslims on those flights?

Why was there not one "innocent" Muslim on board any of these flights?

Why the strange pattern of debris from Flight 93?

Why did Bush stop inquiries into terrorist connections of the Bin Laden family in early 2001?

Why did the FBI not release the Flight Data Recorder info?

Who video-recorded the first plane hitting the tower? Why did he disappear from the media?

When was the Bin Laden Home Video found and who found the video if Northern Alliance and US troops had not yet arrived in Kandahar or Jahalabad?

Why, according to the German Magazine, MONITOR, were the most controversial statements translated incorrectly?

Why did Bin Laden state in UMMAN Magazine in Sept. 2001, that he was not involved in the WTC?

Why did General Mahmud Ahmad, former head of the ISI quit his position?

Why did retaliation against the Taliban begin the day he stepped down?

Why does Ahmad think that another secret service was involved in the 9/11 attacks?

The September 11th families who fought for an independent investigation resulting in the 9/11 Commission asked over 400 questions, which the 9/11 Commission clearly used as its outline and basis for the report. Most of these questions were left unanswered or completely ignored in the hearings and final report.

The families called for the resignation of Executive Director Philip Zelikow (a Bush Administration member and close associate of Condoleezza Rice). The demand was ignored, although Commission Member Max Cleland resigned, calling the whole thing a "scam" and a "whitewash."

The 9/11 Commission Report contains falsehoods - ignoring anything in disagreement with the “Official Story.”

The three buildings became the first structures of their kind to completely collapse due to fire and damage.

“The dramatic collapse of World Trade Center 7 (The third) is something everyone ought to see…. It really does have the characteristics of an explosive demolition.” – Dr. Steven Jones, Physicist and Author of Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?

“If any government sponsors the outlaws and killers of innocents, they have become outlaws and murderers themselves". –President George Bush

“I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” –George McGovern

“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?” –Gandhi

Think for yourselves. Investigate. Create change.

Picture: September 19th Vigil at Union Square, Magnum Photos

Outstanding article!

The sheep in this country are dumb, fat and lazy.......Oh, I forgot, self-centered.

God forbid they should question and think!!

The monsters in this gov't who did 9/11 are geniuses......they knew no one
in this fat, lazy country would care who really did it as long as they could still drive their SUV's
and not have to alter their lives at all.

The choice is "live free or die". So far it seems like their choice is clear.

Thanks for yet another get posting.

Good day at 9blogger:

Tried out a few of these new items posted here today on and old-hat denier. Such as; The Marine, Jon G. in Arizona, and many of the items above.

He's been reading SOMETHING, just not the good stuff. At first, he almost made me want to throw shit, but instead, I calmly dissected his new-found vocabulary used to attempt re-defining my offering as "a straw-man" and "logical fallacies"... as the straw-man itself, and the absurd extremes of Soduco, the logic-alone worshiper's dream escape.

In words through email... I hope to have set his monitor ablaze as he was playing around with straw, while I'm on fire.

Since then about six hours ago... nothing more back, for now. I'm expecting an interesting week.

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"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all..."