A Sorry Indictment by Nick Mollo

This is a personal view of the attacks of 9/11 from the perspective of a UK national.

A Sorry Indictment by Nick Mollo

The first time I came to believe that something might be suspect about the horrendous events of September 11th was with a live on-site report by Channel 4 News in England. The journalist stated that the downed plane (Flight 93) in Shanksville could conceivably have been shot down by an American fighter plane. This assumption was made by the reporter because the wreckage of Flight 93 was spread over what appeared to be a large area. This live report, to my knowledge, was not aired again and the official version of the passengers bringing down the plane to save further lives started to emerge and subsequently became the established unquestionable truth.

Other than my own controversial opinion, that Flight 93 was shot down by an American fighter, I never questioned the official version of events; that 19 terrorists masterminded by Osama Bin Laden had attacked America. The shock and awe of that terrible day was so convincing and the images so powerful that any alternative to the official version was out of the question.

Later, in 2005, to my amazement and disbelief, I learned that a third building (World Trade Centre 7) had been brought down on September 11th without a plane hitting it. No-one in my social circle had heard about this revelation and when I broached the subject it was dismissed as unbelievable nonsense.

This denial of reality, mainly due to ignorance, prompted me to search the internet for more information concerning WTC7 and I came across the first incarnation of the film "Loose Change", which at the time was becoming an internet phenomenon. I sent the film to my friends and they were as shocked as I was. This film showed footage I had never seen before and also expressed rather shocking interpretations as to how and why the events of that day happened. I found some conclusions made by the filmmakers to be unjustified. I had hoped the film would simply show the anomalies and ask relevant questions that countered the official version of events without resorting to speculation.

As the makers of "Loose Change" matured, their following versions of their film transformed into what could be called credible documentaries. Verifiable facts and valid questions became the main theme of "Loose Change: The Final Cut", which steered well-clear of conjecture and speculation. Still these films have many passionate detractors, that often blame the filmmakers of aiding terrorism, shameless profiteering and demeaning those that had died on the day. Wether the content of Loose Change is believed or not, it still a very important film because it became the catalyst by which thousands of Americans and others around the world began to question the official version of 9/11 in ever swelling numbers.

The popularity of Loose Change prompted The BBC and National Geographic to produced films, which tried to refute certain conspiracy claims. These shameless hit pieces were not above using cheap stunts, straw-man arguments and faulty science to discredit any persons with an alternate view to the official one. The reputation of the BBC and the National Geographic have been considerably tarnished due to these scurrilous and impartial productions.

The preposterous conspiracy theories that flood the internet concerning 9/11 really take away from finding a coherent truth behind the events of that day. These self-defeating theories do nothing but muddy the waters and in effect strengthen the official version of events. The only conspiracy theory that should be considered and assaulted is the official one. Yet questioning the official version of events instantly labels you a conspiracy nut, tin foil hat wearer, twoofer or simply unpatriotic. The worst of these, is the assumption that questioning the events of 9/11 is disrespectful to the victims and those that suffered loss on that day. A protective body fanatically preserves the official version of events in spite of new revelations, official revisionist narrative, proven misinformation and subversion of justice.

Wikipedia has a forceful group of moderators that make sure that the official version is untampered with. They often employ the labels sighted above to discredit and stifle intelligent debate. If you look closer at the most controversial topics on Wikipedia such as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, USS Liberty Incident, the London Bombings of 7/7 and the attacks of September 11th, you will find the same moderators are protecting the official versions with blinkered conviction, obstinance and slander. Much of the official version of 9/11 needs to be taken on faith. Fact is of little consequence.

Barack Obama has recently stated in Egypt, Cairo on June 4th 2009 that the attacks of 9/11 were perpetrated by Al Qaeda and this is an undisputed fact.

"I am aware that there are still some that question or even justify the offense of 9/11 but let us be clear, Al Qaeda killed nearly 3000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, woman and children from America and many other nations, who had done nothing to harm anybody and yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated. These are facts to be dealt with."

Yet there is little coherent proof that Bin Laden or Al Qaeda were directly responsible for the attacks of 9/11. So where is the evidence to back up President Obama's ernest conviction?

On September 29, 2001, Colin Powell promised a "white paper" from the State Department to establish the authorship of the attacks by Al Qaeda but within a day of the announcement, the Bush administration reneged on this promise. Ari Fleischer, Bush’s press secretary, said there were no plans to produce a report and that Powell’s remarks had been misinterpreted. Following this press conference virtually all mention of the promised “white paper” had disappeared from newspapers and mainstream media broadcasts.

The FBI does not list the 9/11 attacks as attributable to Osama Bin Laden. It has been freely admitted (by FBI agent Rex Tomb) that there is no evidence to link Bin Laden to the attacks of 9/11. Surely this alone is enough to raise questions about the official story?

It must not be forgotten that 2 wars were started as a result of the 9/11 atrocities. Civilian death rates in Iraq according to a January 2008 report estimates that over 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens have died as a result of the invasion. A 2006 Johns Hopkins study confirmed that US aerial bombing in civilian neighborhoods caused over a third of these deaths and that over half the deaths are directly attributable to US forces. Iraqi civilian death levels in the summer of 2009 are likely now exceed 1.2 million. Have these death rates been reported by the mainstream media?

The 9/11 Truth Movement is getting its fair share of bad press. As with Fox News, they can hardly bring themselves to state the name of the 9/11 Truth Movement website correctly and simply label members as "Truthers", which is a term that retains a more and more negative connotation as did the word "communist" in the days of McCarthy and the House Of Un-American Activities. Your job could be on the line if you are seen to be affiliated with such "subversive" organizations as 9/11 Truth.

Questions, whether they are answered or not, are the only valid way forward in finding the truth about that horrendous day of September 11th 2001 and also the resulting wars that were instigated in it's name. The issues at present are so swamped in a sea of lies, misinformation, straw-man arguments, stone-walling, misrepresentation and slander that, at this stage, it is almost impossible to have a rational or logical debate about any of these issues. It is a sorry indictment of the mainstream media that it takes a celebrity to heighten the the public awareness of anomalies surrounding the official account.

The latest revelation about the 9/11 attacks is from a peer-reviewed scientific journal called Open Chemical Physics Journal, Volume 2, 2009. University physics professor Dr. Steven E. Jones and eight other scientists have conducted chemical research on 4 dust samples from the World Trade centers and found unreacted nano-thermite particles in all of them. Nano-thermite is an explosive. This revelation has not been reported by the American mainstream media and in effect a media blackout is in force to quell this story or any other that might contradict the official version. This reticence to even tackle the subject of new evidence is the surest sign that America is far from being the country it purports to be.