posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by PatrickGarrow17
I was 37 years old and getting ready for work the morning of September 11th. My dad called me asking if I was watching the news. I flipped it on and
saw the first tower burning. I was absolutely stunned and could not tear myself away from the television, and finally got into the office early
afternoon. I remember being as stunned as anyone watching the events unfold that morning, all the emotions were running through me, horror, sadness,
anger, patriotic pride, but also an underlying questioning. Seeing the towers fall the way they did made little sense to me on many levels, it looked
exactly like a controlled demolition, the towers fell too fast and instead of toppling over they fell straight down. At that point in time I wasnt
even aware of WT-7s collapse. The questions I had on the towers collapsing were for the most part drowned out by my other emotions that day and in the
months to follow.
I was a lifelong Republican at the time, and like many I felt a fierce pride watching GW standing in the rubble declaring war on those we considered
responsible, and I fell for all the jingoistic rhetoric being spouted by our "leaders"
Life went on and I supported the war on terrorism and the initial invasion of Iraq. I felt fierce pride at Pat Tillman's giving up a lucrative
Football career to emabark on what he considered his patriotic duty. Pat was killed, I watched the way his family was treated and how his memory was
dishonored. It was very easy to see how Pat was killed for speaking out on the war, his usefullness as an unwitting War propoganda tool had become a
Any clear thinking person studying the events surrounding Pat's death can come to no other conclusion in my mind. Watching Rumsfeld's condescing
attitude and smirks towards Pats family at the Tillman hearings, hearing the testimony of those who had served with Pat, and all the events
surrounding his death, began my questioning in earnest on the entire 9/11 crime. Hearing the way Pat began questioning Americas involvement in the
middle east after being sent over there, his quite vocal anger and his view that he was being used as a tool for a bogus war stirred my blood even
more. I began researching in earnest all the events surrounding 9/11, I threw off my partisin hat long enough to open my eyes to the truth, and
things have never been the same since.
I have to tell you, sometime's ignorance truly is "bliss" The rabbit hole is deep, and not very comfortable.
edit on 10-9-2012 by crawdad1914