By Rob Lonaker - BLN Contributing Writer
Persuasive evidence exists (see Christopher Ketcham’s “High-Fivers and Art Student Spies”) that Israeli intelligence was aware of the 9/11 plot well in advance. Not only were Israeli agents found to be tracking alleged Muslim plotters, there was “intense political pressure apparently … brought to bear” to release the five Israeli spies caught filming the event, without any acknowledgment of foreknowledge on their part. Congress never investigated the incident. Nor was there an investigation of the Israeli art students, trained in military intelligence, who allegedly “attempted to form friendships with [New York] federal employees, photograph their offices, tap their phone lines and infiltrate their databases” in 2001, as reported by Nathan Guttman of Ha`aretz.
None of these issues was mentioned in the official 9/11 Commission report.
There was also a great deal of pressure on the media not to discuss these events:
A former ABC News employee high up in the network newsroom told [Ketcham] that when ABC News ran its June 2002 exposé on the celebratory New Jersey Israelis, "Enormous pressure was brought to bear by pro-Israeli organizations"—and this pressure began months before the piece was even close to airing.
Fox News reports by Carl Cameron were also fiercely opposed by Jewish activists.
The attack against Cameron and Fox News was spearheaded by a pro-Israel lobby group called the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), which operated in tandem with the two most highly visible powerhouse Israel lobbyists, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (itself currently embroiled in a spy scandal connected to the Defense Department and Israeli Embassy). "CAMERA peppered the *** out of us." … According to a source at Fox News Channel, the president of the ADL, Abraham Foxman, telephoned executives at Fox News' parent, News Corp., to demand a sit-down in the wake of the Cameron reportage. The source said that Foxman told the News Corp. executives, "Look, you guys have generally been pretty fair to Israel. What are you doing putting this stuff out there? You're killing us." The Fox News source continued, "As good old boys will do over coffee in Manhattan, it was like, well, what can we do about this? Finally, Fox News said, 'Stop the e-mailing. Stop slamming us. Stop being in our face, and we'll stop being in your face—by way of taking our story down off the web. We will not retract it; we will not disavow it; we stand by it. But we will at least take it off the web.'" Following this meeting, within four days of the posting of Cameron's series on Fox News.com, the transcripts disappeared, replaced by the message, "This story no longer exists."[Ketcham]
But what if Israeli involvement extended beyond espionage and advance warning, to ensuring the event would have maximum impact, or even to planning the operation? It is not unreasonable to inquire whether Israel and its operatives in the US may have at least taken steps to ensure that the attack would result in enough destruction and loss of life to create the political impetus for a war against Israel’s enemies, secure in the knowledge that public discussion of these issues could be suppressed.
Sadly, many who understand that the mainstream media and our political elites cannot be trusted to provide the truth on historical events are remarkably credulous when it comes to 9/11. Belief in the official account of 9/11 is common even among many who know of other egregious cases where truth has been concealed, as in Israel's role in events like the destruction of the USS Liberty and the critical role of the Israel Lobby in promoting the Iraq war within the Bush administration. The general public has been quick to swallow the government’s story, though it fails to explain how, among other things, the two skyscrapers hit by aircraft were rapidly and explosively destroyed in ways inconsistent with gravity-based collapse.
The official story is still synchronously parroted by the media, permitting no mainstream journalist since 9/11 to report on any of the many glaring contradictions in the account.
Since 2009, newly released evidence and physical analysis increasingly indicate that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Center twin towers and WTC 7. But you won't learn of it through the mainstream media. Whoever they are, the perpetrators of 9/11 have it in their best interest to keep the public distracted and unaware of basic principles of physics.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), its hand forced by a recent Freedom of Information Act suit, reluctantly released this video of firefighters describing three explosions that occurred after the second plane hit, but before either tower "collapsed," and that destroyed the WTC tower lobby where the men stood. Hundreds of other emergency responders and survivors, all of whom were interviewed by the 9/11 Commission, and all of whom were inexplicably excluded from its report, witnessed explosions.
Physics instructor David Chandler’s YouTube videos discuss compelling evidence of explosives being used to demolish the towers. One video deals with sound evidence for explosions. Others cover sequential explosions that eject debris and accelerate down the walls of the North Tower, as if by a detonation sequence (also seen here). These explosive ejections are nearly cloaked by a descending canopy of falling concrete and steel, though the canopy lags slightly, giving cameras a view of the ejections.
Chandler also demonstrates that the North Tower top block (the part above the plane impact) fell at around 64 percent of the acceleration of gravity, necessarily implying that no more than about 36 percent of the top block’s weight, and therefore its potential energy, was available to crush the bottom block, i.e., the remainder of the building. This does not appear to have been sufficient energy to lead to collapse of the entire building, even if part of its steel structure were weakened by fire.
Chandler further shows how debris fragments projected from the south tower suddenly change direction in midair, requiring momentum-changing forces likely resulting from explosions in the fragments themselves.
Such explosions may be explained by prior placement of nanothermite or another suitable explosive in the towers, possibly mixed in paint or fireproofing or embedded in ceiling tiles. Nine scientists reported finding nanothermite (an explosive agent) in the tower dust collected from multiple locations in Manhattan (see also here).
Professional engineer Jon Cole shows in videos (part 1 and part 2) how a gravity-driven collapse would have produced a deceleration, or "jolt," in the North Tower top block's descent when it hit the bottom block. That didn't happen. Chandler explains it further.
At minimum, a proper investigation is warranted, as is called for by more than 1300 professional architects and engineers.
Pardon Us for Asking
Our government and media tell us that questioning 9/11 is inappropriate because it insults the families and memories of those killed in the attacks. Such a preposterous position has never been adopted by any law enforcement agency for a crime for which there has never been either a thorough or a forensic investigation. Why should the crimes of 9/11 be the exception?
How scornfully must 9/11's masterminds laugh at us for believing that merely asking questions in an effort to solve the murders of nearly 3,000 people should be off-limits because it may hurt some family members' feelings? The willingness of Americans to feel guilty for wanting answers to the largest mass murder on American soil reminds one of the "White guilt," imposed through relentless cultural assault by Jewish intellectual movements, that prompts White Europeans and Americans to greet gleefully their displacement through mass immigration and multiculturalism.
Why might the media disallow any public questioning of the many unanswered aspects of 9/11?
Could it be because Israeli special operations units may have carried out the attack?
If enough people try to connect the dots, perhaps 9/11's real killers can be brought to justice and another such attack prevented.
Rob Lonaker (email him) is a pseudonym of a lawyer and scientist.
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