The world reacted angrily to the terror attack on the World Trade Centre (WTC) and as it is alleged or widely believed, the act was masterminded by Osama Bin Laden the leader of al-Qaeda an organisation that formed at the end of 1989. There are so many questions that have and still remain unanswered before and after 9/11. One may be forced to question him/herself on why Osama was only indicted for 1998 attacks but not the 9/11, a question brought forward by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, professor of contemporary History at the University of Sussex.
“I wonder, after those images from New York last week, whether Bin Laden was not as astonished as myself to see them. Always supposing he watched television or listened to the radio or read a newspaper.” Robert Fisk, The Independent.
Brain Clark, manager at Eurobrokers, a survivor, worked on the 84th floor in south tower, the second tower to be hit narrated that he heard double explosions that he mistook or rather believed to be bombs went off. Apparently, the second plane hit the 78th floor, six floors above the impact where he was office was. As he was descending, he noticed that the last layer was standing but cracked and the flames were licking the walls. William Rodriguez a former janitor at the WTC just like other survivors heard loud explosions that might have made the buildings collapse at a faster rate. Rodriguez was a made a hero because he used master keys to open all the locked doors of those trapped in rooms of the tower. Shockingly, his account and other survivors did not come out in the main and final report amidst all interviews made.
“It is a non controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC building is false,” said Paul Roberts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Ragan.
Dario Fo, a Nobel Prize winner said that when the north tower was hit, it shook violently and then returned to its position because that is how the towers were designed in case of a plane crush. Frank De Martini, WTC construction manager said, “we designed the buildings to resist the impact of one or more jetliners.” Professor Steven Jones a physicist said that the towers were designed to bend like a tree to handle such motions. It is of great shock that, 56 minutes after the south tower was hit, it collapsed on its own and it took only 10 seconds for it to dissolve into ash.
Inquisitively, next to the Twin Towers, there was a 47-story building that collapsed after seven hours later due to the debris from the Twin Towers and it went down at a free fall. It shares the same mystifying similarity with the Twin Towers and its steel too melted. This yet causes another conspiracy. It is noted that there must have been use of thermite that might have been placed near the walls to aid in the collapse of the buildings in free falls. From the ash samples collected, there were barium nitrate and sulphur that were discovered and it is said that it was used to make the building collapse with ease and within a short time. Speciously, thermite is hugely used by military to bring down buildings.
In February 2005, Windsor Tower, a skyscraper in Madrid-Spain went up in flames and it kept burning for 20 consecutive hours but in the end the load handling the structure remained intact and it did not fall down. The question that might be asked at this time is, why did the Twin Towers go down so fast?
The difference between the Twin Towers and Windsor Tower was that former had dark-red flames with dark grey smoke meaning that the flames were oxygen starved and the later had red flames indicating that there was a lot of oxygen burning, therefore, the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers raises more questions than answers.
The most interesting story of all was by Louie Cacchioli, a North Tower survivor from the New York Fire department and the lone survivor from his team as seen in the Zero, an investigation into 9/11 documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gETF0_SOXcg).
The official justification for the indispeakable collapse of the Twin Towers was written by the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) between 2002 and 2006. They reached a conclusion of the collapse of the Twin Towers that it was caused by the simultaneous effects if the impact of the airplanes and the fires.
“It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the causes of the collapse of the Twin Towers,” Morgan Reynolds, U.S. department of labour under President George W. Bush said.
In order to understand how the buildings collapsed and how the heat had affected the steel, numerous tests were conducted and the Undrewriters Laboratories Inc, that was led by Kevin Ryan. Undrewriters Labs challenged the NIST report and went public with it and within a week, Kevin was fired from his job. In his report, he called NIST report Pancake Theory. He challenged the temperatures that melted the steel saying that the temperatures were very low to soften and molten the steel. Their tests indicated that the floor models did not collapse and the steel did not soften.
On the other hand, the NIST report is believed to have been a computer-aided technology that were not easily accessible by the Undrewriters Laboratories Inc. when they demanded to have a look at it. The NIST report came up with an Inward Bowing Theory that replaced the Pancake Theory, which stated that the floors and walls curved inwards leading to the collapse of the towers. The Undrewriters Labs stood strongly and said that the results put forward by the NIST report were manipulated.
More interesting scenario and bizarre account was at the Pentagon. There were no trace of airplane engines and landing gears at the site yet they are very difficult to destroy. It is noted that the plane caused a 5-meter hole in diameter hole into the Pentagon yet the Boeing 757, which is 38 meters wide including the wings and the tail is 13.5 high. So a plane this big could not fit in a 5-meter hole but it is rather implausible.
For years, the U.S. military has refused to answer questions raised by people about the lies that seemed clear from the NIST official report. It was from this point that the French journalist, Thierry Meyssan published a book, ‘9/11: The Incredible Lie.’ He wrote that maybe the great big engines from this beautiful airplane just vaporised or rather it was due to the gasification of the airplane.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon,” said Col. George Nelson, Aircraft accident investigator of the U.S. Air Force. When Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski made rounds around the Pentagon after the crash, he said, “no plane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn from what we expected to see was nit evident.”
Steve De Chiaro, a survivor who was awarded the Medal of Valor said, “It only seemed like a small hole in the building. No tails. No wings. No nothing.”
What remains unconceivable is, the Pentagon has 86 different cameras that would have alerted the Pentagon of the imminent danger but instead the FBI is said to have confiscated the videotapes from within and around the Pentagon and they have since refused to release the footage of the Boeing 757 impact. It was not until in 2006 when the United States Department of Defence was forced to yield to the calls from the public to the freedom of information request that it released only four video sequences that had no use at all with no airplane at all.
Researchers indicate that if a plane plunged into Pentagon, it would have made a 270-degree turn at a speed of approximately 800km per hour. Robin Hordon, the flight controller at Boston Centre for 11 years at the time said that this is a very difficult manoeuvre and it could take an experienced pilot with thousands of miles to take at least 10 or 20 attempts before they could pull up that manoeuver and that Boeing 757 is not designed to such moves.
“The speed, the manoeuvrability, the way that it turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that that was a military plane,” said Danielle O’Brien, air traffic controller from Dulles airport.
Nila Sagadevan, a pilot and aeronautical engineer said, “I challenge any pilot, any pilot anywhere; give him a Boeing 757 and tell him to do 400 knots 20 feet above the ground for half a mile. Can’t do. It’s aerodynamically impossible.”
More surprisingly, the guy who is said to have hit and crashed into the Pentagon could not easily fly a Cessna 172 single flight engine. Therefore, it is practically wrong to fly Boeing 757. But the question remains, if we can believe this chap to have flown the plane, how could he have violeted the heavily protected airspace in the world? The Pentagon and the White House have Air Identification Zones in a 50 miles radius.
I have always been left dumb folded on how the United States of America under President George W. Bush could fool the entire world or perhaps who cooked their heads to get ready to let the entire world to be fed on such flagrant lies! But the huge question still lingers, why did the President Bush and his cronies make the world believe. It is from that time that the Muslims and Arabs have been taken to be consistent terrorists.
Another astonishing part is, it took two years to bring the indictment of the Lockbie bombing incident but it only took three days to identify and provide the names of the 9/11 hijackers without providing evidence that they were actually on the flights.
On 12th September 2001, the Attorney General of the United States of America, Mr. John David Ascroft declared to the whole world that the passport for one of the hijackers had been found along Vesey Street, a few blocks away from Ground Zero but again it had been communicated to the whole world that everything near WTC had been turned into dust and that even the steel from both towers had molten, but now how could paper survive!
One may need to ask themselves, who were these hijackers? The official story indicated that 15 out of the 19 came from Saudi Arabia, trained in Afghanistan, and were Islamic fundamentalists and fanatical Muslims. There are a lot of things that have kept me thinking throughout the years since 2001.
Mohammed Atta is believed to have been the leader of the whole mission but who was Mohammed Atta and was he an Islamic fundamentalist, the facts will say no as follows. Questions have and still linger about Atta but one may need to ask, who was this guy. Was he the Mohammed Atta being run by German intelligence? Was he Mohammed Atta who appeared in Venice, Florida the major location for the National security Agency who was rooming with the CIA pilots? Was he the Mohammed Atta who spoke to his father on 12th September 2001 in Cairo, Egypt? Was he the Mohammed Atta who was in Schaum’s Bar in Hollywood, Florida in line with cocaine and when asked to pay his bill he yelled at the bar attendant and said. “I work with US airline and you think I can not pay my bills?” Apparently, this is not believed to be the behaviour of an Islamic fundamentalist who is about to commit heinous terror attacks in the United States.
Now let me flip to another page. The official information about Mohammed Atta and Abduirahman al-Omari from accounts that I have come across, they left Florida headed for Boston in a car where they were to hijack a plane but they did not stop in Boston, the continued to Maine on the afternoon of 10th September 2001 and the next day was a day when they were to execute the crime and it was at this time that they could not make a slight mistake but instead they continued with their trip to Portland where they spent time in bars attracting attention and paying with credit cards in their names thereby doing anything possible to leave traces of their identity.
Another confusing scenario was these two men left Maine for Boston at 6AM on 11th September 2001 arriving 30 minutes before the plane they were to hijack would take off from Boston. This was a very tight window putting the whole plan in jeopardy. The official CCTV footage that was released and that was showed a thousands times around the world, revealed these two men who about to board a plane they were going to hijack was not true according to Moni Ovadia an Italian actor. This footage was captured from a parking garage in Portland but not at the airport in Boston.
On 16th September, Abduirahman al-Omari, a pilot with Saudi Airlines was astonished by the news circulating around the world to be linked to the 9/11-terror attack. He went to the US consulate in Jeddah to demand for explanations, he latter received an official apology from the American offices in Riyadh.
On 22nd September 2001, Waleed Alsha announced he is still alive and he too was supposed to have hijacked Flight 11. From his house in Casablanca, Morocco he declared his innocence.
The following day on 23rd September, the Daily Telegraph published a story of the innocence of Saeed Abdallah Ali Sulayman al-Ghamdi and Ahmed Al-Nami that they were both alive and well, both pilots of Saudi Airlines. The Saudi Airlines was quoted to have said; “you cannot imagine what it is like to be described as a terrorist and a dead man when you are innocent and alive.” One official of the Saudi airline said, “We are consulting lawyers about what action to take to protect the reputation of our pilots.” The FBI had published Al-Ghamdi’s personal details but with a photograph of someone else, presumably a hijacker who had stolen his identity but CNN however, showed the photo of the real Al-Ghamdi.
On 27th September, CBS tracked down Salem Alhazmi who the FBI said had died aboard American Airline flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. By that time, Alhazmi was working in oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.
Ostensibly, the names of Abduirahman al-Omari, Waleed Alsha, Saeed Abdallah Ali Sulayman al-Ghamdi, Ahmed Al-Nami and Salem Alhazmi have not been deleted off the list of terrorists with apologies. But the fundamental question that still hovers is, who did it?
Another confusing scene is, Osama is said to have masterminded the 9/11 attack. In one of the videos that were circulated by FBI shows Obama wearing a gold ring on his fingers. In the Islamic faith, a man is not supposed to wear gold. In another video that was discovered by the FBI shows Osama talking to his colleagues. The FBI went ahead to tell the world that they claimed to have taken part in the attack, but the German TV interpreted the talk and said they were talking about what could have happened on 9/11 and in some videos Osama was saying different things that were not in conformity with his lips as said by the FBI.
Well, what is al-Qaeda and why was it formed? In 1989, Robin Cook the foreign secretary was quoted in The Guardian article, he confirmed that al-Qaeda was a term invented by the CIA to designate a database of the Mujahedeen that were recruited and trained by the CIA.
It is believed that al-Qaeda was formed to cause conflict around the world. For instance, between 1992-1995, al-Qaeda is believed to have been responsible for the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflicts and they continued with conflicts in the Balkans.
Juergern Elsaesser a journalist and author of ‘How the Jihad arrived in Europe,’ once said that the Pentagon has used al-Qaeda through private companies like MPRI to do some dirty job around the world. He goes ahead to tell the world that 5 of 7 terrorists associated with 9/11 were former Mujahedeen fighters in Bosnia but no one speaks about it. This question has to be thrown to you the reader of this article, who was responsible for 9/11 attack on the American soil?