Paul Craig Roberts
The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world. It was the pretext used by the US government to launch military attacks on seven Middle Eastern countries, causing civilian casualties in the millions and pushing waves of Muslim refugees out of their homes and into the Western world. The US government spent trillions of dollars destroying countries and murdering women and children, while public infrastructure in the US deteriorated, Americans’ homes were foreclosed, and American health needs went unattended. 9/11 was also the excuse for their assault upon the liberty of the American citizen.
On September 11, 2001, when a neighbor called and told me to turn on the TV, I stopped what I was doing and turned on the TV. What I saw was the two World Center Towers blowing up. I had often enjoyed lunch in the rooftop restaurant in one of the towers across the street from my office at the Wall Street Journal.
A minuscule by comparison, frail, aluminum airliner hit one massive steel tower, and then another aluminum airliner hit the other tower. There were some plumes of orange outside the buildings. Then approximately one hour later, less in one case, more in the other, the two towers exploded floor by floor as they fell straight down into their own footprint.
This was the way the news anchors were describing it as I was seeing. “It looks exactly like a controlled demolition,” the news anchors reported. And indeed it did. As a Georgia Tech student I had watched a controlled demolition, and that is what I was seeing on television, just as that was what the news anchors saw.
Later that day Larry Silverstein who owned or rather held the lease on the World Trade Center, explained on TV that the free fall collapse of the third WTC skyscraper, Building 7, into its own footprint was a conscious decision to “pull” the building. “Pull” is the term used by demolition technicians to describe the implosion of buildings with explosives to be destroyed. Building 7 had not been hit by an airliner, had suffered only minor damage, and very limited office fires. Silverstein’s statement was afterwards corrected by authorities to mean that he wanted to “pull” the firemen out of the building. However, many videos show the firemen already out of the building with the fireman stating that the building was going to be brought down.
There was no doubt whatsoever that Building 7 was wired for demolition, but the question was why?
Because Americans are an insouciant (unconcerned) and ignorant people, and confident of the inherent goodness of their country, years passed before even experts noticed that the official story stood in total contraction to known laws of physics, was in total contraction to how buildings collapse from asymmetrical damage, and the collapse could not have been caused by airliners hitting the buildings which met all code requirements for withstanding airliner collisions. Many Americans did not even know that the third skyscraper, Building 7, had collapsed.
Professor Steven E. Jones, a professor of physics at BYU, soon realized that the official story was pure fantasy. His reward for speaking out was to have his tenure contract bought out by BYU, many believe under orders from the federal government backed up with the threat that all federal support of science at BYU would be terminated unless Stephen Jones was.
Cynthia McKinney, a black woman who represented a Georgia congressional district in the US House of Representatives was either much brighter or much braver than her congressional colleagues. She raised obvious questions about 9/11, questions begging to be asked … and she lost her seat in Congress.
Approximately five years after 9/11, San Francisco architect Richard Gage noticed that the three WTC buildings did not fall down in any way consistent with the official explanation. He formed Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, currently about 3,000 members. This group includes high rise architects and structural engineers who actually are experienced in the construction of skyscrapers. In other words, they are people who know what they are talking about.
These 3,000 experts have said that the official explanation of the collapse of the three skyscrapers stands in contradiction to known laws of physics, architecture, and structural engineering
In other words, the official explanation is totally impossible. Only an uneducated and ignorant public can believe the official 9/11 story. Sadly, the US population fits this description.
A&E for 9/11 Truth is gaining assent from architects and engineers. It is very difficult for an architect or engineer to support the truth, because the American population, which includes patriotic construction companies, whose employees fly American flags on their trucks, don’t want to hire architects and engineers who are “enemies of America aligned with Arab terrorists.” In America, if you tell the truth, you are in great danger of losing your customers and even your life.
Think now about physicists. How many physics faculties do you know that are not dependent on federal grants, usually for military-related work? The same for chemistry. Any physics professor who challenged the official story of 9/11 with the obvious fact that the story contradicts the laws of physics would endanger not only his own career but the careers of his entire department.
Truth in America is extremely costly to express. It comes at a high cost that hardly any can afford.
Our masters know this, and thus they can cover up truth at will. Moreover, any expert courageous enough to speak the truth is easily branded a “conspiracy theorist.”
Who comes to his defense? Not his colleagues. They want rid of him as quickly as possible. Truth is a threat to their careers. They can’t afford to be associated with truth. In America, truth is a career-killing word.
In America, truth is also becoming a synonym for “Russian agent.” Apparently only Russian Agents tell the truth … by which they must mean that truth is unloved in America. Lists are being prepared of websites that speak truth to power and thus are seditious. In the United States today people can lie at will without consequence, but it is deadly to tell the truth.
Support A&E for 9/11 Truth. These are heroic people. 9/11 was the manufactured excuse for the neoconservatives’ 16 years of war crimes against millions of Muslim peoples, remnants of which now seek refuge in Europe.
Neoconservatives are a tiny number of people. No more than a dozen are of any consequence. Yet they have used America to murder millions. And now they are fomenting war with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.
Are Americans so insouciant that they will stand aside while a dozen neoconservative Zionists destroy our world?