Oliver's Stone's World Trade Center

Reflections on Oliver's Stone's World Trade Center

I finally watched World Trade Center and have a few things to say about it. Firstly, when I heard Oliver Stone was making the film, I knew he wouldn't let us down. But I didn't expect him to make an outright gesture to us. I expected he would only include subtle signs and hints that point to a conspiracy, and nothing that makes any outright suggestions. It was too early in the 9/11 Truth Movement for that. So I was glad to hear that Stone picked two survivors' stories for the film. The movie is completely from the perspective of the two Port Authority cops who eventually get discovered in the rubble by US Marines. The film is all about heroism and duty and makes zero assumptions about who was behind 9/11. It's about reactions and responses and what happened to two people and their families. This is why the movie was lauded by conservatives and others who obviously had ignored all Stone's hints that controlled demolition was used at the WTC and that the official story is a lie. They saw the depiction of heroism, particularly by the Marines who helped rescue the trapped cops, as an approval of the US Military response to 9/11. But Stone wasn't approving it - he was just depicting it. Of course a US Marine or a cop in New York City on 9/11 would assume this was the work of foreign terrorists! Of course they would be angry and seek vengeance. This is what happened. And that's the point Stone was trying to convey in these scenes: 9/11 mobilized Americans for war - that was the whole purpose of it! The 9/11 Truthers who criticized the movie (probably because it wasn't an outright "conspiracy theory" movie, like JFK) missed the point. So they must have missed all the signs and hints too. Here are some of them: