The Paralysis of Discourse; The Incompetence of Academia, and The Need for an Accurate Diagnosis
By Imam Faiz Khan, M.D., 9/11 First Responder
and Co-Founder, MUJCA-NET
[Muslims gone Bad] + [Incompetent/overwhelmed Surveillance] = 9/11
At some point, silence before a lie becomes betrayal…
Most American Muslims, both lay, and “educated' had lost their way from the very start. However, for a few American minds of various religious persuasions, or no religious persuasion - as of September 12th, 2001 onward, the widely displayed “good Muslim – bad Muslim” dialectic just didn't cut it as an explanation of why the attacks of 9/11 occurred and succeeded. Their instincts served them correctly.
The surest sign of intellectual incompetence within the mass of 9/11 discourse is blindly accepting the limits that are constructed in discussing the phenomenon, especially when this blind acceptance occurs in the face of clear and compelling evidence that the limits of discourse must be expanded if some sort of explanation of the attacks of 9/11 is to surface. In effect, what occurred from September 12th onward was the emergence of a sustained yet unbelievably ludicrous mainstream explanation as to the factors that produced 9/11, followed by this mainstream's frantic inquiry to “American Islam” asking how could such a thing emerge from ‘the nebulously frightful geographic and ideological Islamic World' – as if the main cause of the assaults and their success on 9/11 came from this quarter. Naively, yet predictably, the American Muslim scene performed its role by reeling onto the defensive, and sucking the bait. Prominent Muslims busied themselves trying to explain “real Islam”, distracted by and then swallowing the “mainstream thesis.” Most completely neglected the grotesque inconsistencies and outright lies which suggest that the success of the attacks had less to do with “militant Islam” and more to do with the inescapable fact that 9/11 was an inside job.
The ‘9/11 Truth' thesis categorically rejects the mainstream thesis and asserts that the prime factor for the success of the criminal mission known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as ‘militant Islam' although the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks' may have played a partial role, or even a less than partial role - perhaps the role of patsy and scapegoat.
Moreover, the rise and popularization of so called militant Islamic networks, from these networks' ideology to actual empowerment, and the linking of this to western corporate driven government covert operations - this relationship is one that needs to be explicitly and loudly proclaimed by Islamic voices.
Let us be clear about our opinion here, as it relates to the phenomenon of “militant Islamic networks”, just in case the infantile minds within the Islamic activist scene confuse our application of intelligence in analyzing “why 9/11” with a denial of the very real need to “clean out our own house”, or confuse a legitimate inquiry into 9/11Truth with an unwillingness to face the “ideological ills found in the Islamic world.” This kind of accusatory self-righteous indignation obstructs clear thinking. Such sentimental nonsense has no place in legitimate discourse.
We do not deny the reality of an ideological trend known as ‘militant Islamic networks' and the grave pathos that arises from this trend. Any sincere Muslim must be disgusted with the ideology that feeds this medley of “militant Islamic networks”, most of whom continue to receive tactical, logistical, and financial support from western quarters, usually by proxy. The arms they use don't simply materialize – often times, these “counterfeit religionists” have been directly armed by US government and corporate backers. We use the term counterfeit, because 1) we are unsure of the origins of this “extremism in modern militant Islamic form” and 2) these militants openly preach and practice aggression, despite wearing the right costumes, using Arabic terms, and growing the beard to the specified length. Hence the term counterfeit, which also means counter- religious (the descriptive Islamic religious term in Arabic ‘ dajaaliyyat ' carries a meaning which reflects both counterfeit and counter-religious.)
Now, if we must use this term counterfeit, we must be fair: The foreign policy that is referred to as “American” is counterfeit for the same reasons the policies of these militant networks are counterfeit Islamic, since the agendas and consequences of the former policy lie squarely opposed to the principles enshrined in our American Constitution, as well as our American Declaration of Independence. We wish the term “American” would be dropped from the foreign policy that originates on Wall Street and is enacted through Washington D.C. For the sake of completeness, let us also speak clearly about the supposed “Islamic nation states”, because it takes more than cosmesis to function in accord with Shariah. The “Islamic Republics”, in terms of their domestic and foreign policies, are no more in accord with the tenets of authentic Islam than Israel is in accord with the Sublime Way of Moses, authentic Judaism.
Getting back to 9/11 Truth, we understand that militants exist who label themselves as “Islamists” and they are generally a most vile lot. But it is more than a stretch, indeed outright false, to conclude it was this bunch alone who brought the WTC down on 9/11. The crime of 9/11 was most definitely “an inside job” far more than it was an outside one.
Who's doing the talking anyway?
Nearly all of those within the American Islamic Community who were asked, or felt prompted to respond to the mainstream were, and are, for the most part outside their areas of competence when it comes to explaining the crime of 9/11. As I will explain, at best their input into the mainstream discourse elucidates only a small part of an equation. Only a holistic explanation, adhering to minimal standards of intelligent inquiry, can explain the phenomenon of 9/11. The “religious extremism” thread is often mistaken for whole cloth, and this analytic error has disastrous consequences.
In this case, partial explanations are false explanations because they are presented to, or taken by, an audience as complete explanations. The numerous glaringly inconsistent aspects of the mainstream thesis are largely ignored by the self-appointed American Muslim leaders who use the mainstream thesis to ‘explain things' to the public—a public that is represented by media figures who turn to “American Islam” to ask “ Why did your co-religionists do these things?” Those who respond by limiting themselves to the mainstream thesis without assessing its legitimacy feel a terrible need to speak and comment prematurely without examining the facts of the case. One thing to note is that most “explicators of Islam and 9/11” who limit themselves to responding to the mainstream 9/11 thesis are basing their response on a thesis which is in essence outright false, but it is layered with partially valid premises. Yes – Islamic militancy does exist; Yes - the third world does indeed hate American corporate driven foreign policy and American corporate state-sponsored terror; Yes – there is tremendous bureaucratic obstruction and inefficiency in our national security apparatus, mainly at non-essential levels. But to these accurate observations should be added … “ But if you think these were responsible for 9/11 – well, you got another think coming!” Hence at best, the mainstream thesis is full of accurate observations but false as an explanation of why 9/11 was successful. When American Muslims use a largely false thesis as a premise to respond, the explanations put forth are a priori “handcuffed” from digging deeper and uncovering the truth about why the 9/11 attacks occurred and succeeded. This is also dangerous because this hasty error leaves the real explanations uncovered and hides the complicity of perpetrators. Most individuals from the American Islamic activist and academic have utterly failed to address the issue of 9/11 Truth.
Hence, that sector of American Muslims who commented or continue to comment on 9/11 within the confines of a limited dialectic that has reduced the explanation to “angry Muslims gone bad,” adding the allowed liberal sentiment, “ well OK, these were criminal actions, but let us give some thought to the reason for their anger…” All such commentary that does not include acknowledgements of “9/11 Truth” is either knowingly or unknowingly culpable of aiding and abetting the criminal elements responsible for the tragedy. We emphasize the point again: to promote a partial explanation as complete is to hinder the emergence of a complete explanation. On an intellectual level, I am afraid that these “American Islamic voices” demonstrate incompetence and irresponsibility.
Honest scholars remain silent when they are outside the limits of their competence, yet there is a terrible need to speak , or desire to speak on the part of folks who don't possess the insight, qualifications, or discipline to adequately address this topic.
Perhaps an analogy is in order here. What would you think of a physician who addressed your cough and fever by explaining the afferent and efferent neural pathways of the laryngeal cough reflex as it relates to mucus production, and then proceeds to give you a great cough suppressant, but all the while misses the pneumonia? How about a physician who addressed the cough as above, and then elucidated the various interactions between your immune system and the invading microbes in the alveoli of your lungs, gave you a great cough suppressant and antibiotic for the pneumonia, but neglected to address the 30 pound weight loss accompanying your symptoms, thereby missing the cancerous lung tumor etiologically responsible for both the cough and pneumonia? Let us gloss over the question of what forces are at work in our above analogy that cause the doctor to miss these crucial diagnoses, or rather delude him into not entertaining these other diagnoses; however, what is clear is that partial explanations are dangerous, and the MD in our example is guilty of serious incompetence. Pursuing the analogy further, if this were a primary care doctor, he ought to have deferred to an opinion of a lung specialist once he realized that his diagnoses were not adequate to explain the given symptoms, rather than maintaining his own ill-informed diagnosis.
To be intellectually honest in offering a diagnosis of “why 9/11,” what in the Good Lord's name are we doing building our explanations from professors and academics, and even lay, semi-educated or pseudo-educated scholars or commentators of Islam? I use the term pseudo-educated because the whole host of religionists, academics and ‘policy studies majors' who have never worked in the realm of overt and covert geopolitical conflict don't really offer much and waste a lot of ink when they try to pose as authorities and analysts of geopolitical catastrophes and conflicts.
This kind of category mistake is beautifully illustrated by a scene from the 1985 Rodney Dangerfield Comedy Back to School . In this film, Rodney Dangerfield plays an elderly self-made business tycoon. He never got past high school, so he decides to enrol at the college where his son is studying, hoping to get closer to his son and complete his education.
One of the most memorable scenes has Dangerfield's character sit through a lecture on Business Economics by a prestigious “expert” professor and academic. The topic of the class is on starting a business enterprise. After every statement the professor makes, Dangerfield cannot but comment on its incompleteness or outright falsity given the actual world of business. During one such interruption, the class actually begins to turn around away from the prestigious professor and his chalk-board and take notes on what Dangerfield elaborates: the reality of labor cost differentials, political implications of securing raw materials, zoning laws that would need to be negotiated or circumvented, and so on. This is too much for the “expert academic” to handle, and the professor finally reprimands Dangerfield and states that what the lecture is about is the “legitimate business world.” After the professor regains his composure, he asks the class to choose a name for the site of this enterprise. From the back we hear Daingerfield's classic toned response: “How 'bout Fantasy Land?” The class cracks up.
To seek opinions from academia in the case of 9/11 is analogous to looking for a PhD of lung physiology for a friend stricken with cough and fever. Rather, what is called for by proponents of 9/11 Truth are the opinions of experts in various disciplines which cover the following arenas: covert conflicts, the history of false flag operations, espionage, demolition sciences, military response protocols, aviation, journalism, immigration policy, corporate financial money flow, the emergence and real world operations of militant Islamic networks, securities trading, and finally the governing dynamics of geopolitical warfare, which recurrently show that on levels known as “deep politics,” nominal allegiances are completely subordinate to functional allegiances . In other words, functional allegiances may exist between nominally opposing parties due to a symbiosis based on the mutual self interest between upper strata members of both opposing groups. This self interest is aimed at maintaining: A) conflict, and B) any other particular type of hegemony in their respective camps— the common denominator of such hegemony being a desired distribution of some form of material wealth, be it political, fiscal, or social wealth. In other words, two groups who are nominal enemies may consciously be functionally cooperative within the upper policy making personnel of each.
It would be wonderful to assemble such a panel of experts in genuinely relevant disciplines, who could then be consulted to shed light on the reality of 9/11. Until now, the only such efforts have been pursued by the 9/11 Truth movement. If some members of such a panel happen to be experts on Islamic theology or Qur'anic exegesis, all the better, but Islam, even militant Islam, is a very small part of the picture as to why the attacks occurred.
I am a diagnostician, and trained to be extremely careful in arriving at a diagnosis. I cannot help this. I cannot, and will not turn away from the ‘proverbial elephant in the living room,' when one exists; and I am aghast at the silence of the American Muslim Activist scene in its lack of support of 9/11 Truth. The first step in accurate diagnosis is always to build as thorough a data base as possible, and maintain, what in medical diagnostics is called a ‘broad differential' – which means a full range of possible diagnoses to explain a given phenomenon (symptom complex) until I can safely exclude them. This is a matter of life and death – If you walk into my ER with a severe headache, it can be a spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage, or a simple tension headache, and until I am sure it is not the former, you are not leaving my ER. Going to an ‘Islamic Scholar' for a diagnosis of “what happened on 9/11 and why” is quite absurd. It is less absurd to walk into the ER with a crushing headache and ask to be seen by a Neuroscience professor instead of a trained emergency physician. The neuroscientist may be able to explain a little, and even offer some answers and potential remedies, but as an academic, this neuroscientist cannot and should not try to offer definitive diagnoses nor attempt to find what is wrong based on a theoretical expertise that covers a limited knowledge base (neuroscience) when it comes to headaches (remember, headaches can be caused by non-neurological disorder that can be just as deadly as a neurological one).
The Defective Package
When you build on a flawed foundation, the structure is always unsound.
We begin with what is offered by our mainstream (corporate sponsored) media as to the etiology of 9/11. All such explanations can be boiled down to the following equation…
[Muslims gone Bad] + [Incompetent/overwhelmed Surveillance] = 9/11
Based on the overwhelming amount of evidence, pulled from mainstream sources, investigative journalism, and foreign mainstream press, the 9/11 truth thesis maintains the following critical differences…
[Maybe Muslims gone bad, or persons posing since identities still suspect]
[ facilitation by members of our own national security apparatus]
[9/11...to be blamed and spun into the work of “militant Islam”]
It is amazing to see the American Islamic activist scene screaming and ranting so loudly about the consequences of 9/11, PATRIOT act and all. The massive impact of this event in the daily life of the world cannot be overstated. Specifically, for the American Muslim activists, its distal effects have been quite devastating and these folks work so tirelessly to alleviate the symptoms produced by 9/11. I find it astounding that they are so silent about questioning the legitimacy of the mainstream thesis – for it is from this very thesis that all the misery for the American Muslim activists began .
Covering the evidence is beyond the scope of this essay; however, the following general lines of inquiry will aid a truth seeker in trying to make an accurate diagnosis as to the why and what of 9/11. In addition, sources for further reading will be listed at the end of this section.
Required Background Understanding of Topics…(none of which can be authoritatively supplied by a professor of Islam)
• Wall Street/ Corporate America/Banking industry, and the fact that all directors and highest-ranking officials of the national security apparatus (e.g. CIA) are from this sector. The CIA is a creation of Wall Street/corporate America, designed specifically to ensure a fiscal inertia securing a one-way flow of cash, labor, and resources. It is cosmetically presented and conceived of as looking out for national security, but functionally speaking, it behaves as described. If you have no understanding of the difference between cosmetic and functional definitions, than don't bother with the topic of 9/11. You may happily go on believing the mainstream thesis.
• Agendas and utterly violent modalities used (past and present) in sustaining our US economy. The implication is that violence may be sanctioned onto US soil, as the drive for fiscal inertia cannot logically be constrained by loyalties based on citizenship; when fiscal logic dictates that livelihoods or that actual lives must be sacrificed, then they must be sacrificed, whether these livelihoods or lives be in Indonesia, Iraq, Chile, Nicaragua, or on the campus of the World Trade Center. As far as ‘betrayal of loyalty to protecting livelihoods or lives of co-citizenry goes,” ask the employees of ENRON or the thousands who have seen their pension funds disappear, or tens of thousands whose share of social security or health benefits have literally disappeared. Or ask the surviving crew of the USS Liberty, or the sufferers of Gulf War Syndrome, or the families of the victims of the USS Lusitania or Pearl Harbor.
• The vulnerability of fiat money and sustaining “Dollar Hegemony.”
• The hydrocarbon industry and interests in the Caspian basin. The Afghans were explicitly warned in July, 2001 by US officials that by October 2001, they were either going to receive carpets of gold, or carpets of bombs. Troops had already mobilized into Uzbekistan, and other allied military were scrambled, headed toward central Asia prior to 9/11 .
• The geo-political implications of post peak production of oil (peak oil).
• The at least 500 billion, if not more, inflow of liquid cash dollars per year laundered through correspondent US banks by the heroin industry, whose largest proximal supplier is Afghanistan. After the US invasion, 2002 was the biggest export year EVER.
• The rise of militant Islamic networks, of Salafi / Wahaabi ideology, and their empowerment both financial and military, with particular emphasis on Afghanistan, the Pakistani ISI, and its liaison with US covert operations.
• The use, frequency, and utility of false flag operations.
• The petro-dollar relationship – the prototypical example being the ruling elite of Saudi Arabia.
• The ISI (the Pakistani equivalent of CIA). The ISI is a creature of CIA, and the head of ISI has to be approved by our security apparatus. It is well known that all of the backing for the militant Islamic networks in the 80's and 90's went from CIA to ISI, to the militants…most notably Mujahadeen and thereafter, Taliban.
• The State of Israel – its criminal establishment, secret service, and false flag operation history and capability.
• Our American mainstream media and its egregious conflicts of interests between honest journalism and the corporate sponsored mainstream agenda. Absence of a thesis from the mainstream media cannot be taken as a sign of its illegitimacy; if anything, absence of a thesis is probably an indication of its authenticity.
• The Bin Laden group, and the Saudi elite relationship to our economy. Investigations of Saudi elites are continuously thwarted from within our own security apparatus. (The Bin-Ladens lived in Falls Church, VA – next door to CIA headquarters.) Clinton's regime specifically mandated that the FBI back off from investigating anything that involved the Bin Ladens or the Saudi elite. They were quickly flown out of the country on 9/11, while general air-flight was suspended.
• Reports in mainstream foreign press reports that Usama Bin Laden meet with CIA officials in July 2001 during his hospitalization in the American Hospital of Dubai. This is when he was supposedly wanted dead or alive. The press has not retracted the story to this day.
• FBI agent complaints and accusations that some of their superiors suppressed action based on terrorist leads; many of these complaints and the persons issuing them have been silenced or gagged. (Coleen Rowley, Sibel Edmonds…etc).
• Why were the 50 or so documented warnings of terrorists' strikes scheduled for the week of 9/11 not listened to, including ones that came from intelligence services of six different nations, including Israel and Egypt?
Required Knowledge: The Disturbing Questions
and Anomalies Surrounding 9/11 Proper
**ALL BASED ON REPORTS FROM MAINSTREAM PRESS**
• Who were the hijackers, given that at least six of the “19 suicide hijackers” are still alive and had their identities stolen? How was their continued entry into the US allowed if they were on security risk lists? How are we to explain the debaucheries in their behavior if they were Islamists? Why were some reported to be at two different ends of the US at the same time? Based on cell phone conversations, why didn't the seat numbers match the names of the hijackers? Why weren't the hijackers names on passenger lists? Who made the cell phone calls? Why was a Mosad agent shot on board one of the planes…and why hasn't anyone mentioned the fact that there were guns on the plane? Why isn't concrete video of the hijackers boarding the plane shown?
• Why did different US grade school students (of foreign descent) proclaim the WTC was going to be bombed the week of the tragedy while our intelligence agencies were taken by ‘surprise?' Why did many White House and other officials stop flying commercial flights the week of 9/11?
• Why did investigators not pursue the massive record dumping of United and American airline stock during the week before 9/11 during the activity (monitoring real time suspicious activities of Stock Trades is standard procedure), or after the event of 9/11? Why did the SCC stop the investigation after it discovered the transaction were carried out through Deutche Bank, whose head is A.K. Krongard, ex-deputy director of the CIA. Why did Mayo Shattuck (CEO of Deutche bank) abruptly retire following 9/11?
• What about the Israelis in the white van who were arrested in New Jersey on 9/11? They were seen celebrating and taking clown shot photographs and videos with the WTC burning in the background and reported to the police, arrested, and interrogated. They were confirmed to be Mosad agents, yet released without investigation. And why were there forty Mosad agents literally living within hundreds of yards of some of the hijackers, in the tiny town of Hollywood, Florida? Why were all the witnesses who knew the hijackers in Florida either silenced by the FBI or made to disappear to “the island of lost witnesses” as reported in Daniel Hopsicker's Welcome to Terrorland ? Why were the “hijackers” apparently being run by a CIA-linked drug cartel that owned the “flight schools”—actually fronts for drug smugglers—where they were posing as “Muslims learning to fly”? Why the attempted cover up of the fact that the “hijackers” were brought to the US by the CIA and trained at US military facilities?
• Why is it that Odigo Inc. – an Israeli instant messaging company based in the WTC – mandated that all its employees leave two hours before the strike, and acknowledges that it received information on the strike and acted on it?
• Why the scores of documented accounts of foreknowledge of this event from a diverse source base? To assume “we were taken by surprise” is ludicrous.
• What hit the Pentagon? To this day, there is zero evidence it was a Boeing. The place is sprawling with video surveillance, yet no video is available. And why was there no mention of the White House fire?
• Why did Mr. Bush behave so oddly that day? Why had the President apparently been removed from the chain of command, and the Vice-President put in his place, that day? Why have the Vice President and the 9/11 Commission apparently lied about evidence reflecting this unconstitutional and deeply damning shift in the chain of command? Specifically, why have they apparently lied in inventing a nonexistent phone call between Bush and Cheney, and by making up a false story about Cheney's whereabouts—lies whose apparent purpose is to conceal the fact that Cheney was in command throughout the 9/11 operation?
• Why does the wreckage from Pennsylvania (Flight 93) indicate that the “fourth plane” was indeed shot down, or suffered a mid-air explosion? Why did Mr. Rumsfeld recently say that Flight 93 was shot down, and then quickly correct himself?
• Why did WTC building 7 collapse? This happened long after the strikes, and in a manner that suggested it was demolished. Why did its owner, on TV, say, “they told me they had to ‘pull the building'” – which is an expression for demolishing a building? Who were “they?” Why did the fire rescue personnel also state that WTC-7 was demolished? If this happened, when were the explosives planted?
• Why have so many civil engineers, including one that worked for the steel company that built the WTC, stated there was no way a crash like 9/11 could have caused the whole structure to fall? Why was the steel whisked away without a forensic analysis (the one conducted was called “a half-baked farce” by the editor of Fire Prevention Engineering)? What of the credible reports that the black boxes had been found—not unlikely, since black boxes almost always survive crashes, and a “hijacker's passport” of paper and plastic supposedly survived the crash and fire!
• What of the complete contradictory official versions of what transpired in the sky around Washington—and why hasn't anyone inquired why the air-defense response took so long, seeing that Mr. Cheney revealed that the Secret Service, FAA, and NORAD keep open lines of communication 24/7?
• How do we explain the complete incapacitation and overt stand-down of standard Air Space defense protocols, (which functioned effectively over 50 times the last year) and the lies and contradictions between NORAD, the FAA, Secret Service, and the Air force? How is it that there were “war game” scenarios based on hijacked Boeings going on as the real events were taking place? When asked about these issues, General Eberhardt's response was simply “no comment.”
• Why has the current regime obstructed any serious attempt to investigate the circumstances that led to 9/11? Why was known war criminal and cover-up specialist Henry Kissinger Bush's first choice to lead the investigation? Why was the Kean commission comprised of members who had egregious conflicts of interest by their presence on such a panel? Why did one member, Max Cleland, resign from the commission after accusing it of incompetence and lack of dedication, saying “The Warren Commission blew it...I will not be part of that”?
• Why have all pressing enquiries been completely ignored, and enquirers gagged? Sibel Edmonds (FBI and gagged) posited relations between illicit drug profiteering, the flight schools, and the “terrorists” themselves, as indicated by the fact that 43 pounds of heroin were found at one “flight school” – and records of operations of that school were moved out of the country, as per orders of governor Jeb Bush. The 9/11 family steering committee has explicitly stated their dismay of the incompetence and inability of the Kean Commission to even address the serious questions.
• Why was an FAA supervisor found destroying evidence of flight patterns and other data that was crucially relevant to any investigations?
These are just a few leads that I can think of off the top of my head; there are so many more, any one of which causes serious doubts or completely disproves the mainstream 9/11 thesis. It is the job of authentic journalism to chase these leads, and these are quite simply the tips of many, many icebergs. The mainstream (corporate press) has not just “dropped,” but also literally “hid the ball.” The only arena where these leads are pursued is by intrepid independent media outlets and journalists – who often don't have the training or funding to produce analyses that would reach and penetrate the public mind.
9/11 Truth seekers are, from the global perspective, in the majority. Most reports indicate that citizens of other nations believe that 9/11 was an inside job. Domestically, a recent Zogby poll demonstrates 49% of New York City residents and 41 % of NY state residents overall believe that members of the federal government were complicitous in the 9/11 attacks, and more than 56% of New York State Residents (66% of NYC residents) believe an independent investigation should be re-opened. As they are right. For there is no doubt that the official version of why the 9/11 attacks were successful is a lie.
Now, we turn to an analysis as to why the “American Muslim academic/activist scene” has been grossly negligent in their lack of support for 9/11 truth. Before we do this, let me cite a list of required reading for anyone who wishes to pursue further information on the subject of 9/11 truth.
• Books: The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (David Ray Griffin), Crossing The Rubicon (Mike Ruppert), The Complete 9/11 Timeline (Paul Thompson), The Big Lie and Pentagate (Thierry Messan), Welcome to Terrorland (Daniel Hopsicker).
• Websites –911research.wtc7.net, 9/11truth.org, unanswered questions.org, whatreallyhappened.com, copvcia.com, cooperativeresearch.ca
• Video – The Truth and Lies of 9/11 (Mike Ruppert), The Great Deception (Barry Zwicker)
Why The Silence ?
Incompetence. Mediocre analysis. By definition, these are more common than excellent, high intelligence and penetrating analysis. When the former dominate the discourse, you are going to have an impotent response that falls prey to underlying agendas. The forms of mediocrity and incompetence come in the following guises:
• Not accumulating data before arriving at a conclusion.
This is synonymous with getting the story from FOX or CNN, or the New York Times, and then assuming one is ready to effectively respond and discuss 9/11.
• Confining dialectics to allegiances based on nation states.
When it comes to geopolitics, the concept of nation states is largely superfluous. The governing dynamics of geopolitical conflict transcends allegiances based on the idea of nation states. Indeed, the concept of nation state is more of a public relations tool at this level than anything else. Simply looking at fiscal flow, how else can you explain the unbelievable sums of taxpayer money (and now jobs) that flow to other lands and peoples, while the “citizens of this country” live quite often in poor conditions, especially in rural and inner city areas? From this perspective alone, the nation state based on geographical borders has very little meaning. Wars and conflicts do not ensue for the sake of ‘nation state.'
The reason why the meaninglessness of nation state needs to be emphasized is that some who are critical of the 9/11 Truth thesis ask,
“Do you really believe that America attacked itself?”
To this question, which suffers from the delusional error of misapplying the notion of ‘nation state' in to an arena where it has no meaning, we can only respond, “can you please define America?” Or, we can say that we, “Part of America” is blaming “another part of America” for allowing harm to come to yet “another part of America.” So to those who cannot see past this idea of nation state, we say “America attacked itself, and America is looking for that cancerous part of itself that was complicit.” Assuming the 9/11 Truth thesis is correct, we may ask – “which party is America? The complicit ones or the truth seekers? “
• Rejection of the 9/11 Truth thesis: The etiologies
The 9/11 Truth Thesis often meets with a priori disbelief. Yet this disbelief is irrational at best. Such irrational disbelief has the following etiologies….
Disbelief etiology A)
“You don't expect me to believe in this conspiracy theory, do you?”
As one of the prime investigators of 9/11 truth once wrote, “I don't deal in conspiracy theory, I deal in conspiracy facts.” The data documented in the suggested works above are facts – which any 12 year-old with sufficient mental capabilities can put together in an effort to formulate a diagnosis of what happened, or at least realize that the mainstream thesis is utterly false. The term “conspiracy theory” is often used to discredit valid lines of inquiry – and the uninformed usually are dissuaded from using their intelligence in evaluating data they believe relates to “conspiracy.” But conspiracies are all around us. Any time more than one party act in concert and without publicity for a given agenda it is conspiracy. And if the actions or agenda involve any activities that are against the law, the behavior fits the legal definition of criminal conspiracy. To belief that such behavior is not ubiquitous is the height of naivete.
Conspiracy is actually one of the most common criminal legal terms used in this country: “conspiracy to commit murder,” “conspiracy to fraud,” “conspiracy to racketeer”, “conspiracy to embezzle,” “conspiracy to libel,” ...etc. Along the same lines of naïve a priori rejectionism, we hear: “How can this be so hidden, I mean – wouldn't it take so many people to pull this thing off?” The short answer is no. For an explanation of why, again, I refer all to the above works, and add: Bureaucracy and hierarchies are structured in such a way that there are key “nodal” positions, which are akin to a narrow part of a funnel. If you imagine a funnel upside down, narrow side up, there is a “gatekeeper,” usually the superior, that sits at this nodal position, and all activity/information goes through this node upward to the next layer. It was severe criticism of people in such positions that characterized the complaints by the FBI field officers for examples– who used adjectives like “obstruct,” and “sabotage,” and “undermine” to describe the behavior of certain personnel involved in concealing terrorist activities. FAA, NORAD, NSA, CIA, and other organizations are structured in the same manner.
Disbelief Etiology B)
How can a group of people actually do this to others?
This is sheer sentimental naïveté. Anyone who asks this question has been distracted by the spectacular and horrifying drama of the attacks. In essence, this was a murder of almost 3000 people, and destruction of infrastructure closely related to US covert operations. (The WTC possessed many departments related to such activities – including building 7, which was nowhere near the attacks, and whose collapse cannot be rationally explained except as a controlled demolition with explosives.) In order to overcome this sentimental and naïve question, a question that poses as an obstruction in so many minds to arriving at an “accurate diagnosis” – one must understand that we are speaking about a criminal mentality that operates when necessary. Take away the faces that you would be forced to associate as criminals, and just think only of a faceless mentality – perverted, and criminal – which takes possession of collectivities devoted to maintaining financial-political hegemony.
Now that the culprit is an abstract entity in your mind – try to understand that this same faceless mentality promoted the nuclear incineration of hundreds of thousands of human beings, sponsored the genocide of literally millions of people in Asia as well as hundreds of thousands in Europe and on this continent. This mentality has been around for millennia – and has expressed itself through people of all skin colors, ethnicities, times, climes, and colors. Moreover when it comes to our times, it is a faceles s mentality that by definition cannot be constrained by allegiances based on nation state . It's like asking a criminal rogue to adhere to rules of some sort. Loyalties and allegiances are not in the ‘mindset' of this faceless mentality . In other words, if need be, it will express itself on US soil. It does so all the time in the form of looting taxpayers and honest citizens who are victimized by financial scams and deceptive accounting practices that ruin livelihoods and destroy lives. Third-world nations are impoverished because of these practices, which lead to loss of life in so many other ways. If maintaining hegemony for this mentality means absorbing losses of life on US soil – so be it; Pearl Harbor was an excellent example.
One of the driving forces of the mentality that we are describing is the desire for sustained material wealth – securing a one-way flow of cash, resources, or labor. We may term this drive “fiscal inertia,” – and this inertia is a compulsion of such weight and might, all of the world's prophets, saints, and scriptures have warned about it over, and over, and over again. There is a reason for such dire warning of what happens to the human psyche when pursuit of material wealth is at hand. Unguarded, the human psyche, collective or individual, falls prey to the criminal mentality of which we speak. And this is what is behind events of mass killing and destruction. Make no mistake by pointing fingers…it lurks in most of us, and expresses itself often in different forms. Put another way – if we found ourselves in the same position as the perpetrators, we too might well succumb to this mentality. Humans do remarkably dishonorable things when getting or staying ahead financially is at stake.
Ironically, it is fiscal inertia that was a great peacekeeper in many traditional civilizations. Such “fiscal inertia,” used for honorable ends, was the basis of the “blood penalty” that kept the peace in traditional societies. In many tribal societies, if a member of one clan was slain wrongfully (manslaughter or murder) the aggrieved clan had the right to forego instituting punitive measures and demand hefty financial compensation. This option was often taken, and since the desire to stay fiscally sound was powerful, manslaughter and murder were extremely rare in such societies, as would-be perpetrators knew that acting on their impulses would bring their families great hardship – and often cost the perpetrator a falling out with his clan, a social connection which provided critical support for individuals.
Fiscal inertia is terribly real. I witness the aforementioned mentality succumb to it day in and day out, harming and betraying the people of this nation, through increasing morbidity and mortality in a field that I know intimately– health care. Parasitic folks with a corporate mentality have assaulted what was once a sacred relationship between healers and healed – and because of the “worship” of “fiscal inertia”, this mentality wreaks havoc by consciously forcing decisions by handcuffed and cowardly policy makers that result in sustaining sickness, and even loss of life – be this through hospital policies which prioritize profits over patient care, or through stamping out medical progress that would threaten profits for industries that have entrenched themselves in health care, or through promoting the pharmaceuticals industry based on flimsy or even fraudulent data. This is one of the reasons why the 9/11 truth thesis was not too surprising for me to grasp. Health care is ridden by forces promoting sickness and slow loss of life and suffering for the sake of fiscal inertia; 9/11 exemplified the same process in acute form.
Disbelief Etiology C)
Are we still naïve outsiders?
The incompetence of immigrant American Muslims in both understanding Islam and then operationalizing institutions and mosques based on that understanding is enormous – and largely unknown. Had it been known, it would have been remedied. This incomprehension lies with both the “elite western educated modernist immigrants,” and with the “mentally incompetent, literalist/Phariseeistic immigrants”; both types who attempt to implement and practice The Way of Muhammad suffer from an intellectual backwardness of a profound sort. The whole American Islamic culture is based on the residues of the flavor and mentality brought to these shores by the immigrant generation hailing mainly from he Arab world and Indian Subcontinent. The major exceptions are the African American and white American converts, whose role in the build-up and maintenance of mainstream American Islamic sentiment and ethos is (unfortunately) at best marginal or contained in a separate sub-culture.
These immigrant residues are just beginning to wear off from the second generation, the immigrants' children – most of whom are slowly realizing how tainted their own understanding of Islam is by an immigrant third world mentality. There are a lot of facets of this mentality that we can expose, but we will focus on a few that have enormous bearing on understanding the silence and lack of vigorous support for 9/11 Truth by American Islam.
The first is fear. Huge segments of American Muslims came to this country looking to better their lives through opportunities afforded by American society. Thankfully, many have found success. For them, the reality is that the US is the best place on earth in terms of opportunity, and returns on hard work, honesty and obeying rules. They see that the blatant nepotism, corruption, bribery, and cut throatedness necessary to socio-economically ascend in their home-countries was relatively absent here. This is true – and as an American, I am proud of this. However, this feeling of gratitude does not absolve anyone from his or her spiritual responsibilities to speak out against crime. This gratitude, this “thank-God I'm here and not there” mentality has led to an “I don't care to rock the boat by sticking up for justice in the manner My Prophet would ask of me” mentality, or “I am not going to bite at the hand that feeds me” mentality. The logical unsoundness of this position is obvious, so I won't bother exposing it. The hand that feeds us is not the same hand that killed almost 3000 people on 9/11. The reason why the immigrants are doing so well is thanks to a nation state which some intrepid, bright men and women set into motion circa the late 1700s – and those same men and women would be crying bloody murder at the attitudes “American” Muslims display in their avoidance of 9/11Truth. “Don't call yourself American,” they would tell us. “Don't Call Yourself Muslims either” may be a voice some of us hear in our hearts when we realize what transpired and our lack of response.
The second “immigrant Muslim psychological complex” that has left its residues on The American Muslim response (or lack of) to 9/11Truth has to do with a naïveté and inferiority complex which most of this group projects onto the “shiny modern white man's world.” This is a world where the trains run on time, infrastructure is maintained, a sense of professionalism and obeying the law and following rules exists, and fair play still occurs to the extent perceivable by most. What people who are in the grip of such a complex (the majority) need to do, is to talk to those of us who have had access to the arenas where the maintenance of fiscal inertia is ‘the only guiding precedent' – and if fiscal inertia dictates the creation of a false flag operation which sacrifices some lives on US soil for ‘a greater good,' so be it. In the context of the world of healthcare, if it means keeping certain beneficial breakthroughs or beneficial knowledge away from the public markets – so be it, let some lives be sacrificed, let some people remain sick. Such arenas, where fiscal inertia demonstrably reigns supreme over the public welfare, and where policies dictating such inertia originate, are accessible to those of us who have had the distinct pleasure to sit in on board meetings at the top of the hierarchies of a given institution that has a for-profit component. Most folks have no such experience. Such folks suffer from a delusional perception that mixes the ‘glitter' of living in a society with functional infrastructure and institutions, with a guarantee of ethical conduct when fiscal inertia is at stake. It is an interesting paradox, because in the third-world, the corruption and criminality that have leeched into policy-making institutions, be they governmental or corporate, is so much more transparent and intuitively expected by third-worlders. But in the ‘shiny west', this immigrant Muslim generation that influences the tone of American Islam somehow believes all of that has magically disappeared. In short, most folks who have been imprisoned in this thought pattern need to learn that there are indeed cracks and cobwebs in the walls at Disneyland, and underneath, Mickey and Goofy are not Mickey and Goofey – they are two guys getting paid 10 dollars an hour, and they do take their masks off once they are in the sub-basement underneath the Magic Kingdom. Such folks ought to listen to those who have been to the sub-basement.
Disbelief Etiology D)
Can we afford to acknowledge this 9/11 truth?
Many individuals who consider themselves activists, academics, or commentators have found a niche for themselves. There is a great deal of personal energy, egoistic pride, and even financial interest invested into the niche within which they operate. Suppose a thesis comes along and exposes the very basis of your activist, academic, or analytic platform as misdirected, diluted in comparison to an alternative choice of activism, or patently false. The whole construct of your work is pulled out from underneath you. This does not take away from any of the good work that you may do, but the very basis of your perceptions and diagnosis of a given problem that you are trying to remedy has been found to be profoundly lacking, and it may be time to face the facts and re-organize if you are sincerely committed to dealing with the issue (in this case, 9/11). The problem for a given activist may be that they have so many material and non-material factors (or other psychological obstructions – see below) invested in sustaining a given misdiagnosis, a misdiagnosis which yields the coveted opportunities to soapbox, pontificate, lead, organize, rally, dialogue, or be the spokesperson in the limelight. Remember our doctor from above who misdiagnosed the cancer? He helped your cough, and even the pneumonia – but had he found the cancer, he would have lost his relationship with you as a patient. This re assessment is tremendously difficult to deal with for many – and this difficulty often hides deep in the subconscious of those whose niche 9/11 Truth threatens, subtly obstructing what should be the embrace of 9/11 Truth.
Putting this into specific contexts, there is a whole arena, and even an industry, that is based on bringing healing between “Islam” and “the West.” This has exponentially grown through 9/11. After all, the mainstream thesis, which 9/11 Truth exposes as false, is based on a “ nasty thing done to the West by angry Muslims.” “Please, let us try to understand each others grievances,” cry the darling moderates of both sides. On their proverbial soapboxes, in the spotlight, and at times, seduced by the notoriety and ego massage, you can hear the American Muslim activist: “Shame on those bad Muslims…. Islam means peace…damn those Wahaabies…. We are gonna cleanout our own house!”
The “good Muslim versus bad Muslim” dialectic that “moderate Muslim commentators” use is a direct result of uncritically swallowing the mainstream thesis. Once the slip is made into allowing the “bad Muslim versus good Muslim” theme to predominate in explaining why 9/11 happened, the devil wins. Indeed, this flawed Muslim moderate stance is one side of a poor coin. The other side of the coin is the religious extremist stance from which moderates are trying to dissociate themselves. Unbeknownst to the moderates themselves, the moderates are in the same bag as extremists. The extremists state that this crime was about religious jihad – or hold a sentiment which sort of silently nods in approval at 9/11 as a kick in the groin by ‘dar-al Islam' at The Great Satan . The reason the extremists and moderates are two sides of the same coin when it comes to their perception of 9/11 is that they quickly succumb to injecting religious discourse into the matter, instead of seeing the ever so many flaws in the mainstream thesis, a thesis that coerces weak minded analyses to start from the platform of religious discourse, yet prevents the sound mind from saying ….” wait a minute, what is it really that caused the success of these heinous attacks? ” The mainstream thesis must be rejected, and 9/11 must be seriously rethought as a crime that was perpetrated for many strategic reasons – and by parties that have nothing to do with religious discourse, except to use religious discourse as a false flag and scapegoat.
As stated above, there is even an ego massage that comes for many who occupy the niche of ‘darling Muslim moderate,' the person who leads, organizes, or pontificates – a real attachment can develop to such roles, and the roles keep coming as long as they stick to the “good Muslim versus bad Muslim” dialectic and use the mainstream 9/11 thesis as a platform for their analyses and activism. “Shame on the bad Muslims amongst us” they say, as if 9/11 occurred solely by the hands of “the baddies.” Being moderate does not mean we stop using our intelligence, nor does being moderate mean compromising the truth of things, or neglecting the facts of a case. Being moderate means politely presenting ones view and condemning aggression in any way shape or form.
What is perhaps needed is a platform of “ intelligent moderation.” This is a platform that rejects the immediate leap to the “good Muslim versus bad Muslim” dialectic as pertaining to the case of 9/11, and instead asks, “Wait…why does the evidence show that this mainstream thesis is false?” “Wait – if the mainstream thesis is false, let's put a hold on the ‘bad Muslim versus good Muslim' explanation, perhaps there were some other factors at work that led to the perpetration of this crime.”
It is necessary to reiterate that the proponents of 9/11 truth dutifully acknowledge the existence of the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks' and the ideologies that espouse such a phenomenon – “the bad Muslims.” But assigning full blame to them for the attacks of 9/11 is patently false.
I am not suggesting that we should stop defending the religion of Islam from the slanderous implications that spring directly from the mainstream thesis; even pre-9/11, clarifying the Islam of Muhammad from its counterfeit forms and the various misperceptions (either ignorantly or deliberately) promoted by various agendas has been a mandate for anyone who loves Muhammad. It is important to bring healing to the relationship between Islam and the typical western modern psyche. However, to use another analogy, if we liken the work of defending Islam from recurrent slurs, to jumping into a river to save an increasing number of drowning babies who have fallen in by some terrible accident, at some point, it might be wise to deploy one of us to head upstream to see what the nature of the accident was. Continuing with the 9/11 Truth metaphor, we may be surprised to find a cabal of folks throwing them in to the river deliberately. Would it be wise in this scenario to pay no attention to what causes the babies to end up in the water in the first place? What a waste of resources if we remain blind to this. Perhaps if we were to draw attention to the perpetrators, the need to jump into the river and save the babies would dramatically decrease.
Disbelief Etiology E)
If 9/11 Truth is true, isn't the situation hopeless? I mean, what difference can we make? (Psychological weakness)
The psychological need to maintain some feeling of control, or need to believe we possess the ability to make an impact which brings about change in the manner we'd like, this psychological need is quite powerful in those who feel the need to answer the call of activism and address 9/11. This need is so strong, that in light of the obvious evidence that suggests 9/11 was an inside job coordinated through our own US security apparatus – many still can not process this data correctly and cannot admit that yes, perhaps there are rogue elements in our own US covert operations and security apparatus who helped make 9/11 happen; and it is pressure from these same rogues which is squashing attempts at bringing 9/11 Truth into the mainstream discourse.
The implications of the 9/11 Truth thesis are very psychologically disempowering, for they imply perpetrators within the US and indeed the world who are “above the law.” People are notorious for avoiding a feeling of disempowerment at all costs– even to the extent that they are willing to look away from evidence that suggests precisely this. People are so scared of feeling disempowered that often they'd like to cling to delusional constructs rather than face facts. The truth does indeed sometimes hurt. Even in individual social relationships, if we may use this as a microcosmic example – the capacity for one individual to delude oneself into maintaining a dysfunctional situation is astounding, when the alternative is facing a feeling of disempowerment. Those who avoid the issue of 9/11 Truth indeed have a dysfunctional relationship with the topic of 9/11 and activism. We may prefer to remain on our soapboxes for various psychological reasons, one of which mentioned above is the vested egoistic and materialistic interests we have to maintain our niche, even when faced with facts there is something profoundly flawed with our version of things. Added on this, there is the avoidance of facing facts in order to avoid a feeling of hopelessness and disempowerment – and the soapbox in our niche remains standing, rather than us donating the wood of our soapbox to raise the one representing 9/11 Truth a bit higher.
Yet again, there are scores of examples to illustrate that within large bureaucracies and hierarchical organizations, there are those individuals, groups, and agendas – that can quite literally ‘get away with murder.' For those of us who have had access to witnessing the functioning of this dynamic – we need no proof that it is possible for groups to be so socio-politically and financially insulated and leveraged, that getting away with tacitly approving even mass murder and hiding within the blitz of hierarchy, bureaucracies, plausible deniability, excuses of incompetence, etc... is certainly a plausible scenario Remember – fiscal inertia is a most powerful compeller..
So, how do our efforts, our “symptomatic relief efforts” that can't touch the cause of the disease measure up in this case? As activists, do we have the courage to understand what we are up against? If we don't, we will continue clinging to our delusions that things will get better if we just keep on writing, lecturing, sloganing, marching, shouting – convincing others that these were “bad Muslims”, but we are good Muslims because Islam is good.
The way to correctly face this, from the spiritual perspective – is to fully assimilate (not just mentally understand) one of the maxims taught by all of the great prophets and saints, be they in the Hindu, Parsi, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, or Islamic traditions. Since, I try my best to adhere to the Islamic tradition – the words I always keep in mind are…
La Hawla wa La Quwataa illa billahil Aleeyul Adheem
There is no Power or Might Save Through God The Most High and Magnificent.
That is, any dominion, temporal authority, leveraged command and advantage, is only possible through Gods Leave; it is borrowed; on loan – which means in the end, His Will is always Manifested. Sooner, or later, Justice Cometh. In the face of such perpetrators then, our response can never be a feeling of disempowerment, and its attendant hopelessness or avoidance of facing facts. Rather, a rise to Holy Struggle against criminality ensues in the heart of one who is conscious of The Sacred, which is accompanied by a feeling of pity at those perpetrators, that have necessarily deluded themselves in thinking their schemes are leading them to success. They abuse the dominion and authority, which is granted them (although they believe that they are the beneficiaries of nothing else but their own cunning and devices) – and ultimately, this will be their ruin, whether we witness this or not; whether in this temporal life, or not. While we work against their scheming, both by “relieving symptoms” which their actions cause, and trying to expose them directly (the cause of the symptoms), we know that the effort, no matter how small or negligible the result here in the mortal phase of our existence, is always exalted in The Eyes of The Divine Audience, and bears fruit no matter what. Our response to those perpetrators is a stern warning, and then if they persist doing what they do, we persist on opposing them, and we say “wait then…. and we shall wait with you, for The Last Day.”
Hence, from the theistic perspective – there can be no feeling of disempowerment . Avoiding this feeling of disempowerment goes a long way in allowing us to face the facts of the situation. From the perspective of secular humanistic activism, the ways to avoid disempowerment also exist, but this is beyond the scope of our discussion.
Disbelief Etiology F)
Failure in pursuing the truth, whole truth, and nothing but the truth – so help us God? Disinformation patterns.
The best kind of disinformation is that which is full of lots of accurate information, but contains just the right amount of falsehood, either by omission of key facts, or addition of wrong information – such that perpetrators may continue their course. Remember, the best counterfeit is that which mimics the real thing best. In this light, we need to look at the common phrase that used to be repeated by folks who were swearing in testimony in a court of law, as they raised their right hands. It protected against disinformation in its basic forms. First, was a swearing to tell the truth . Next, this was qualified by a request to reveal the truth in its entirety, because it is possible to misinform through telling the truth, but not the whole truth . Even more, it is possible to tell the whole truth, but sprinkle onto it something else which misinforms a jury about a given situation, hence the additional pledge of telling nothing but the truth . There you have the basic forms of misinformation – to not tell the story, or not tell the whole story, or tell the whole story, but add stuff with the aim of keeping people in the dark.
In the context of 9/11, let us just mention two misinformation patterns that have arisen. In bringing these up, I am not accusing their proponents of consciously disseminating misinformation; what I am stating is that in light of the corpus of data found by the 9/11 Truth movement, the following explanation must be seen as misinformation.
1) Misinformation #1 – The Blowback hypothesis: This essentially acknowledges the truth of corporate sponsored US creation and build-up of militant Islamic networks, and states that shame should be upon us for training those “Muslim militant rogues out there.” Shame on us Americans for training them, teaching them the logistics and operations of espionage, high tech arms, and the like. Shame on us for financing them. We used them to further our interests, but like a Frankenstein monster, they have turned against us.
This is false based on evidence that proves our foreknowledge of 9/11, and evidence of continued liaisons and support of these “militant Islamic networks,” and based on the obstructive behavior of the present regime and various oversight committees toward efforts in getting to the bottom of why 9/11 occurred.
2) Misinformation #2: Damn those Saudis – We are at their mercy. This was one of the recurrent themes of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit – 9/11. Remember, not telling the whole truth is just as bad as not telling the truth. I am not accusing Mr. Moore of consciously engaging in misinformation – but not telling the whole story can be misleading. Mr. Moore stuns the audience in exposing just how deep the US corporate – Saudi ties run, and how much of our economy they influence. The typical American would obviously feel that they have been “invaded” by the Saudis in a non-military fashion.
What Mr. Moore was partially describing is the Saudi Petro-dollar relationship. The crux of this relationship lies in a dynamic that commands the Saudis to sell oil to the corporates (Western) at massively subsidized prices, and the cash the Saudis get from this is to be largely re-invested back into western banks and wall street – these petro-dollars play a large role in keeping our economy afloat; Corporations and Banks need the Saudis to re-invest the cash they get from selling us oil, back into our economy. Yet this is presented as some ‘invading malignant threat.' In actuality, it is a rigged game, rigged to ensure that hydrocarbons, and cash, keep flowing in a one-way fashion into Wall Street – with the Saudi regime taking a cut for its own uses. It is not very difficult to understand – most things having to do with business transactions are not. If US corporations get even a slight inkling, that the Saudis are planning to take the cash from oil sales and proceed to some other market – it will be bye-bye for that particular regime, and hello to another more ‘friendlier' one. People should never forget – we have the guns to enforce this. This “regime change” for the sake of keeping profit margins plump, and our economy afloat, would make complete business sense, and has been implemented plenty of times.
The last thing to realize is that these dynamics have nothing to do with America, or Saudi Arabia. People who use the idiom of nation state often get thrown off by believing that at this level, nation state, or the citizens of a particular nation state, have any authority. To say the behavior of the western corporate interest has anything to do with Americans is quite wrong. To say the behavior of the Saudi regime has anything to do with the Arabs that live in the Arabian Peninsula is equally wrong. What we are dealing with are corporations, sleazy profiteers, and sleazy folks willing to ‘play ball' with them. For such agendas, there is no essential allegiance to “nation states, ” except as a tool to increase profit margins.
Who is to comment? Who am I?
I spent a great deal of time above, discussing how unfortunate and backward it is to have unqualified folks from the American Muslim community comment on why 9/11 happened. Certainly, the ‘clergy, academics, and activists' who gave in to this ‘terrible need to speak and pontificate' neglected a whole lot of information because of their lack of diagnostic expertise and due to their lack of discipline, and knowledge of geopolitical history. It was, and is, precisely their casual willingness and acceptance to use the mainstream explanation of why 9/11 happened, and their building on this “mainstream thesis” which partially reinforces its legitimacy, although the 9/11 Truth movement pretty much proves that the mainstream 9/11 thesis is illegitimate and inadequate to explain the success of the 9/11 attacks. Furthermore, research through the 9/11 Truth movement confirms that 9/11 was carried out with the knowledge of many within the US intelligence apparatus.
Again, I reproduce here a list of sources which one may use to become familiar with 9/11 Truth:
Books – The New Pearl Harbor (David Ray Griffith), Crossing The Rubicon (Mike Ruppert), The Complete 9/11 Timeline (Paul Thompson), The Big Lie (Thierry Messan).
Websites – 9/11truth.org, unansweredquestions.org, whatreallyhappened.com, copvcia.com, cooperativeresearch.ca
Video – The Truth and Lies of 9/11 (Mike Ruppert). The Great Deception (Barry Zwicker)
So who am I to do all this talking, and be so critical?
First of all, I am a medical doctor who specializes in Emergency and Internal Medicine, and am an assistant professor of Emergency medicine; hence, I teach doctors in training how to accurately deduce, induce, think through, and diagnose a given phenomenon. Second, I was on duty in a New York City Emergency Department on September 11th – I treated those who were wounded in the attack. Shortly thereafter, I was at ground zero, taking part in the rescue and resuscitation efforts.
Since then, I have been in close contact with leading 9/11 Truth researchers, and have been organizing, and participating in 9/11 Truth events. I have helped review sections of the landmark book, Crossing the Rubicon – by Mike Ruppert. I was a commissioner of the first citizens' 9/11 Truth commission in September 2004, an original complainant signatory in the case for re-opening an investigation of 9/11, which was presented to the State of New York Attorney General, Mr. Elliot Spitzer in October of 2004. I served as a founding board member of 9/11 Truth.org, and now serve as an advisor.
As far as Islam goes, I am an American Muslim of Indian-Afghaani descent. I also conduct Friday services at various New York mosques. I have studied Islam both formally and informally with various authorities. Since 9/11, I have lectured and written widely in an effort to explain the difference between authentic religion (be it any religion) and the counterfeit forms of such that are used to facilitate and hide perpetrators of crimes, be they domestic or geopolitical. Authentic piety has rarely been found in the headlines, or in the actions of temporal authority – that is a maxim that can only be forgotten in the spiritually illiterate age in which we live, forgotten even by adherents of religion.
I am one of the founding members of MUJCA-Net, (Muslims, Jews, Christians for 9/11 Truth) at www.mujca.com - a recent affiliation of religiously minded individuals dedicated to pursuing 9/11 truth. The efforts are geared to promoting the fact that authentic piety in any faith tradition condemns any act of aggression, and equally condemns any lies in explaining crimes, notably ones that use religion as a scapegoat. The dangers of injecting religious discourse into 9/11 are profound. 9/11 is a religious issue only to the extent that all authentic religions condemn the action. 9/11 Truth, or the search for the real explanation behind why 9/11 occurred, is a religious issue because all authentic religions promote honesty, integrity, and condemn the “bearing of false witness.”
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