When it comes to national security, we Americans are a pathetic herd of sheep, easily led from one disastrous foreign entanglement to another without seriously questioning the leaders who consistently betray us. Such is the case with the 9/11 attacks, which have been used by Presidents of both parties to wage pointless, costly wars that have left the world a far more dangerous place while undermining our freedom and fundamental right to privacy at home. We don’t dare challenge this madness for fear of being deemed unpatriotic.
I fondly evoke the caution our greatest war hero, George Washington, urged in his Presidential farewell address: “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” It gives one the courage to question the “official” 9/11 narrative and thereby risk being derided as some sort of conspiracy kook for daring to suggest that we have not yet been offered a logically plausible explanation of what happened.
I’m not raising questions about the precise configuration of explosive power needed to bring down the World Trade Center towers or structurally damage the Pentagon. I’ll leave that to skeptics better versed in the science of demolition. I’m referring to the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia, home of 15 of the 19 hijackers and the birthplace of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Yet, until recently, this obvious link went unexplored in the public record because the most embarrassing details of U.S. capitulation to Saudi Arabia—a fountain of oil wealth and lucrative arms sales—were kept secret.
In July a 28-page segment of the Congressional “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001” was finally declassified—with redactions no less. “While in the United States,” it begins, “some of the September 11th hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government.” But, the report later discloses, “it was only after September 11 that the U.S. Government began to aggressively investigate this issue. Prior to September 11th, the FBI apparently did not focus investigative resources on [redacted] Saudi nationals in the United States, due to Saudi Arabia’s status as an American ‘ally.’”