The Fifth Estate 9/11 Truth Movement

As long as folks keep at it, I think we will eventually get to the truth about 911. I watched an episode of the CBC Program, The Fifth Estate tonight called,  The Unofficial Story hosted by Canadian journalist, Bob McKeown. The show brought forward many of the ideas and theories of the 9/11 attacks, interviewing some proponents of the 911 Truth Movement who are convinced that things are not all that they seem from 911. Of course, that is right up our alley here at Mysterious Societies, given that we have been thinking similar thoughts every since that fateful day.  There are too many unanswered questions, too many pat answers and too many motives to ignore at least the possibility that the official story of the 9/11 attacks is a lie. A big lie....but a lie nonetheless......

Diverse Group of Like Minded People
According to Wilkipedia, the 911 Truth Movement is a "collective name of loosely affiliated organizations and individuals who question the mainstream account of the September 11, 2001 attacks"  That to me is important, because it says it is not one group of like minded people who are joined in one idea. Instead it is what would describe as a 'diverse group of like minded people who share similar doubts and questions about what we have been told about 9/11.

By diverse, I mean diverse, but also prominent, well known people among the ones mentioned on Wilkipedia, are physicist Steven E. Jones, software engineer Jim Hoffman, architect Richard Gage, film producer Dylan Avery, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Cynthia McKinney, actors Daniel Sunjata, Ed Asner, and Charlie Sheen, political science professor Joseph Diaferia and journalists Thierry Meyssan and Robert Fisk as being proponents of the 9/11 truth movement. These are not people without some credibility, and the fact that they are asking the questions that many of us ask, adds credence to the ideas we have.

David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage
Two of the proponents of the 9/11 theories I mentioned  are David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage, who were interviewed on The Fifth Estate program men who have researched and investigated and written about the 9/11 attacks extensively, asking the questions that the government doesn't seem to be able or willing to answer.

David Ray Griffin has written extensively on the topic, including a book about The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions that explains why the report is flawed, and doesn't give the truth.

U.S Government Responsible
These are the people who suggest that we have not been told anything near to the truth about 911 and point out the reasons why.  Many of them also believe that members of the U.S. Government were "either responsible for or knowingly complicit in the September 11 attacks. Motives given include the use of the attacks to initiate the launch of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in creating the opportunities to curtail civil liberties." Which we now know, are exactly the things that happened after the 911 attacks. If that is true, then 911 was one of the most elaborate and also successful conspiracies the world has ever seen.

During The Fifth Estate program this evening, one of the themes that the "truthers" were bringing forward was that the attacks on the New York buildings were actually controlled demolitions of the buildings, caused by carefully planted explosives within the buildings which is why they fell in the straightdown manner that they did. Anyone who has seen a building demolished by controlled demolition will know that the buildings did seem to collapse in much the same manner.

Architects and Engineers
One of the persons interviewed on The Fifth Estate program  is the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth  founded by Richard Gage, a San Francisco Bay area based architect. This is another organization who have questions about the conclusions reached in the 9/11 Commission Report. These folks tend to believe that the World Trade Center was destroyed by explosive demolition instead of planes.

Difficult To Prove
I've learned as I have written about conspiracy theories, that they are difficult to both prove and disprove. Whether we are talking about the Princess Diana Conspiracy, or the John F Kennedy Conspiracy, the truth is difficult to find, and as time goes on, it gets even worse. Stories change, interest wanes, people die or move on, taking what they know with them. And of course, if there are secrets, they are entrusted to only a few, and those few are apparently not taken to coming forward. When they do, another person comes forward with an opposing view to debunk the first.

The other problem is that these theories are often so fantastic they are difficult for everyday folks to absorb and believe. There are many, many people, who will never accept that the United States Government would do anything that would deliberately harm their citizens, regardless of what evidence they are shown. Let's face it, it is much easier to accept terrorists attacked New York without warning, than it is to consider that your own government orchestrated and killed thousands of it's own people to further political or financial goals.

Difficult to Keep Secrets
One of the things that makes many conspiracy theories, 9/11 included, hard to believe is that in order to pull them off, so many people would need to know, to be involved, and keeping them quiet after the fact has gotta be difficult. How do you keep someone with no vested interest, say a police officer, from figuring out something is really wrong with the official story, and therefore going public. You don't. You just debunk him if needed as a crazy person, or someone with an axe to grind. Or, you do what it seems to me they are doing, you ignore them, don't give them any attention, thus leaving their theories one sided and undefended. Much like the approach taken by the Masonic Lodge, Skull and Bones,  and other secret societies, who, for the most part, don't spend much time defending or talking about their actions.

Orchestrated by The U.S.
One of the ideas put forward by the 9/11 groups is the possibility that only one plane actually crashed, and that one was filled with the folks from the other planes, who had been taken hostage, put on one plane which was ultimately sacrificed by being shot down. It's possible that the people on the plane, didn't know that the end result would be their death. The other planes that hit the building  were either rockets, or remotely flown airplanes that were empty. I'm not sure I buy this one, but I'm not sure I don't.

Orchestrated by Bin Laden - Ignored by the U.S.
Another possiblity is that the attacks were orchestrated by Bin Laden, and the intelligence people let it happen, because they knew the results could be used to further their own goals. In other words, the terrorists played right into their hands. I find this one more credible, infact likely, although it too has flaws. We all know about FBI reports warning of the attacks that didn't surface until after the attacks, when it was too late. How many more of them exist or existed that will never see the light of day?

If you missed it, the full Fifth Estate, Unofficial Story documentary will be available on their website, Friday November 27th, after 11:00 p.m. Here is the link: The Unofficial Story  You really need to watch this program, watch the interviews with folks like Daniel Sunjata, John Farmer, Steve Spak, Honorary Deputy Chief of the New York Fire Department.  While you are at it, read the links to documents and 9/11 reports  on The Fifth Estate site.

Books by David Ray Griffin
David Ray Griffin, a a retired professor of philosophy of religion and theology has turned his attention toward the 9/11 attacks and has written several books on the topic, some of which I have listed here. Griffin has become known as a "leading exponent of alternative theories questioning the mainstream conspiracy theories' account of the September 2001"
The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False

The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions

The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11

The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé

Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?

Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory

9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press

9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, Vol. 1

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