posted on Jun, 18 2007 @ 09:28 PM
Here's my take on 9/11 the way I saw it. I had just returned from working out of town and I had the week off, so I was sleeping in. My wife was
watching CNN and woke me up when the first image was being shown on the air. I saw the whole thing from soup to nuts.
Like many Americans, I watched the events of 9/11 unfold on CNN and FOX (then later NBC, ABC,CBS). During the crucial first moments when the news
media broke what was to be the biggest story of the decade, there was no apparent cause for concern. I was intrigued at the notion of a Cessna hitting
the World Trade Center. There was no reason to doubt the story, but this was certainly an unusual development. So I was drinking my coffee waiting for
them to name this freak/stroke victim/obviously dead pilot.
I had watched enough news to know that usually when planes are involved, a few things are usually disclosed almost immediately. Airport of origin,
time of departure, and intended destination are the norm, and usually some background information. CNN and FOX News were repeating the same sketchy
account of this mystery Cessna. This my friends is where you should focus your attention. Instead of reporting the facts, which obviously would have
been extremely alarming, the exact opposite occured.
Most of the free world has seen footage of the second WTC tower being impacted and the reaction from people on the ground. When the first jet impacted
the WTC earlier that morning, don't you think it was equally if not more dramatic? Have you seen the footage where a fireman is giving an interview
which is interrupted by a jet flying overhead and hitting a skyscraper? If you have, then that is the only known video footage of the first WTC tower
being struck at 8:46AM on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001.
Inside the tower, many were probably killed instantly by the explosion. Others were probably less fortunate; trapped and/or clinging to life while
burning to death and/or suffocating from the smoke and fumes.
New York City at 8:46AM was in the middle of RUSH HOUR. The area around the WTC was bustling with commuters. Buses, taxis, bicyclists, and mostly
pedestrians were all going about their normal Tuesday morning routine. At street level, the usual sounds of the city were supposedly interrupted by
the sound of approaching jet engines, attracting everyone's attention as they looked skyward for the source. Confusion was quickly replaced by panic
at the alleged moment of impact as everyone scrambled to escape the falling projectiles. Many injuries ranging from minor to fatal are a fact of life
when very big jets hit very tall buildings during rush hour in very big cities. Desperate calls for help to 911 probably jammed the lines. Husbands,
wives, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents, and friends surely made/received tragic cell phone calls to/from loved ones. The calls for
help likely jammed the cell phone circuits, which could only have made matters worse. Imagine the chaos and uncertainty that must have been spreading
throughout New York City as the sounds of sirens filled the air.
Meanwhile, at 8:48AM (two minutes after the first plane hit) a CNN news break painted a completely different picture. The news anchors were stuttering
and confused (interestingly one lady was new and 9/11 was her first day on the job). As they spoke, they were pressing on their ear-piece as if they
were repeating these words verbatim as they heard them. There was no implied urgency in their voices, and none was invoked by the images that were
shown. From their camera's perspective, which wasn't from the best angle, the story fit the picture. The situation did not appear to be serious. CNN
went to commercial I flipped over to FOX News, only to find the same camera angle and similar explanation. Of course, had the TV cameras shown images
from street level at the WTC, the seriousness of the crisis would not have required any commentary.
There apparently were not any field reporters dispatched to the WTC by CNN or FOX. No colorful eye witness accounts live at the scene that you would
expect. Nope.. nothing like that. They must not have fielded any phone calls from good sources, or looked out the window, removed the ear muffs or
their heads from their collective asses that morning. At this early juncture of 9/11, there was a clear and present danger. But niether CNN or FOX
gave a hint of urgency to the situation. Why? Did it have anything to do with the stock market? Afterall, advising viewers of the situation could help
prevent further loss of life and make it easier for EMT's to reach the scene. Instead, they reported that the buildings were safe and the minor
damage was confined to a small area and actually encouraged people that worked in and around the WTC that it was business as usual! Is it fathomable
that anyone witnessed a JUMBO JET fly over NYC before disappearing into a skyscraper but mistook it for a Cessna? How likely is it that all of the
networks, many with offices in plain view of the WTC, could be so clueless? ABC, CBS, and NBC eventually broke from their regular programming to cover
the WTC story, all exhibiting incompetent news gathering capabilities. Had I not seen this deception play out first hand, I would never have
considered such an industry-wide curtain of propaganda to be a remote possibility.
Something was important enough for the networks to put more lives at risk while losing a little thing called CREDIBILITY. Bad news travels fast. Maybe
it headed towards the Atlantic Ocean and had to circumnavigate the globe on 9/11. Imagine how different it might have been had they reported
accurately. Imagine how many people in the news industry ditched all their stocks!
I'm sure the vast majority of American people would be interested to know the specific activity on the NYSE on and around 9/11. This, however, would
require an investigation carried out by a branch of the government that is interested in uncovering facts, which is against current policy.
What caused the towers and WTC7 to collapse is trivial. The financial implications of 9/11 and what part the media played should be the issue. Many
records were conveniently lost. It's time to get back to basics. I'm of the opinion that all peace loving Americans should band together and secede
from the union. Such people, however, would have to reside far under the deepest ocean to protect against eminent attacks from the United States of