Jim Houle: Twisted Records of 9/11 Drive Our War Machine

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Our nation-wide shock on September 11th, 2001 at seeing those two airliners penetrate the World Trade Center towers generated a sense of fear and vulnerability deep within our psyches. Seizing upon this, our national leaders convinced us that we must attack Afghanistan and Iraq, where those Al Qaeda terrorists allegedly came from. The majority of Americans still feel vulnerable to terrorist attack and have accepted that we must live in a era of endless war without any coherent rationale. Ten years later, these unending Pentagon battles abroad have become, in the words of the Washington Post’s Sept. 5th editorial, our only growth industry. In a declining job market, they represent one of our very few successful jobs programs, employing everyone from GIs to weapons assemblers, from drone makers to private “security” firms protecting our occupiers abroad and taking on tasks our soldiers cannot do. No politician, including Barack Obama, will seriously challenge our huge military-industrial complex, nor question the Pentagon’s brilliant propaganda machine that manufactures those new “enemies” we continually must find to justify our ever expanding war program with its enormous profits. Imagine how the Los Angeles Basin would collapse overnight into Depression should the war machine stop ordering new weapons from Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.

Fear-Based Economics
Now, ten years after September 11th 2001, when 2606 innocent office workers were deliberately murdered, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth believes it is time to seriously examine how these people actually died and if their deaths were really necessary. Why now do the A&E 9/11 Truth people bring this up, after much of the evidence of that day’s disaster has been destroyed or well hidden, and when Americans are fully burdened by their need for economic survival? It seems to many that the very shaky story of the 9/11 attack by foreign terrorists upon our Homeland was too quickly accepted by a public driven by fear and is still used as the rationale for our abject surrender to the war machine that drives our entire economy. We have since learned that none of the 19 alleged hijackers were Iraqis or Afghanis, but we invaded those countries anyway. The 19 alleged hijackers actually included 15 Saudi Arabian citizens, 2 from the Emirates, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon.

Keeping Fear Alive
During the past decade, A&E 9/11Truth, an organization of over 1500 Professional Architects and Engineers from all over the United States associated with 12,400 other supporters, have signed The 9/11 Truth Petition calling for a new and independent investigation of one key element of the 9/11 mythology. These engineers and architects, of whom I am one, do not believe that the two 110 story towers and the nearby 44 story WTC-7 building could have each fallen in less than 12 seconds, essentially in free fall merely as a result of the fires ignited by the crash of two airliners and the burn off of their jet-fuel. We find it very disturbing that official investigations have failed to address the extensive evidence of planted explosive devices and incendiaries that likely contributed to the fall of these buildings. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency that so thoroughly botched up New Orleans flood relief, supervised the wholesale destruction of 9/11 evidence prior to the official investigation and contrary to the recommendations of the National Fire Protection Association. FEMA quickly loaded 200,000 tons of structural steel on barges and shipped it off to India and China for recycling. Only a few hundred pieces are now available as forensic evidence showing the high temperature incineration of steel girders that could never have been ignited by the jet fuel on the planes. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) deliberately excluded many relevant facts from their report, such as the presence of chemical residues, particles of un-ignited incendiaries, nanothermite, and molten metal in the wreckage in their rush to close the books on this disaster.

An Investigation Designed to Fail
The 9/11 Commission was unable to explain away the collapse of neighboring WTC-7 eight hours later and therefore conveniently ignored it in their final report. The Bush 9/11 Commission was headed by Governor Thomas Kean of New Jersey and Congressman Lee Hamilton, who after allowing publication of the final Commission Report, wrote their own book trying to disassociate themselves from the official findings. They called it “an investigation designed to fail”. However, many Americans still believe that on 9/11 19 Al Qaeda terrorists were able, without outside help, to reduce the World Trade Center to a pile of smoldering debris in seconds and this mythical story continues to justify our unending wars in the Middle East.

We at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have limited our investigations to as examination of evidence concerning the unexplained free-fall of these three Manhattan skyscrapers in seconds. We have not indulged in speculation about who actually planned and executed the 9/11 attacks in New York, nor have we studied the crash of United Flight 93 into the Pentagon that same day. The Pentagon and our intelligence agencies have refused to release the 80 sets of film they seized of the United Flight 93 crash nor allowed eye witnesses to be interviewed. Until they do, independent investigation of the Pentagon crash cannot get very far and the truth will remain hidden. Some learned analysts point to lack of any new attacks upon our Homeland as proof that our policies in Iraq and Afghanistan have been successful.

We believe that there is now sufficient evidence to conclude that World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7 were destroyed not by jet impacts and the burning off of jet fuel but by controlled demolition with explosives. We therefore call upon Congress to initiate a new investigation with full subpoena powers. We feel that America can no longer be held hostage by the government’s absurd stories as justification for our continuing open-ended wars in the Middle East. Our work is dedicated to the victims and to the families of those who died on September 11th 2001 and to all throughout the world who have been affected, including the hundreds of New Yorkers still dying of cancer as a result of breathing the smoke and dust generated that day. If you are interested in learning more, in signing our petition, and perhaps joining in this effort, you will find additional materials including DVDs available at: WWW.911Truth.org.

One Comment

Most of my life has been devoted to investigating mysteries of one kind of another. Bottom line: a mystery is only as good as the evidence it’s pursuit reveals. There was so little reliable evidence associated with the events of 9/11/01 that it went straight from whatever the reality was to desiccated myth. Goebbles must be proud, Aldous Huxley chagrined.