posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 02:10 AM
Nope. Far from it. In fact, I knew with a sick certainty who was behind the attacks, Islamic terrorists, before it was even confirmed as such. I knew
an attack on the US mainland was coming since I got out of the military in 96. They were already building up their forces and slowly escalating their
antics, from Khobar to Kenya to the Cole. Though the method and scale of the attacks blew my mind, I was not expecting anything like what happened. I
had assumed that a terrorist attack would involve chem or bio weapons released in New York or DC, or a massive truck bomb at a major public event.
What went down was totally beyond anything I could have imagined.
But I also knew from the 90's during the Clinton years that our military had been shaved hideously. People don't realize just how much the military
was cut and downsized in the 90's, my initial reaction about the lack of Air Force intervention was not complete disbelief, though I was surprised
that no intervention at all occurred. I would have thought at least one plane would have been intercepted. (And maybe it did, see Flight 93). The
puzzlement came much later when it was revealed that what little Air Force we had left on the East Coast had curiously been sent off to play war games
of eerie similarity to what was actually going down at the time. That certainly made me go WTF.
But one thing I knew for certain that many truthers, and the general public do not seem able to grasp: the US was not invulnerable then by any stretch
of the imagination. Quite the opposite, we had numerous vulnerabilities, which no one seemed to really care about, everyone was too busy making money
off the tech boom and being entranced by the OJ trial and Clinton's "hipness" to realize we were heading for disaster. Many military brass knew and
tried to warn people about this, no one was listening.
The Saudis certainly had plenty of money (you have no idea how filthy rich that country is), which is where most of Al Qaeda's funding came from. And
they certainly are not idiots. Pulling off something like this is not beyond their ken. They are wealthy, highly educated, ruthless, and extremely