September 11 has become a memorial day for us to remember those who suffered and died on 9/11/2001. There were heroes on that day who shall forever live in American history and will be remembered along with other American heroes when they sing “…land of the free and the home of the brave”.
America is the land of the free because of the brave men and women who stood up to tyranny. Like the firemen who were guiding people out of the twin towers but perished because they gave all the time they had in rescuing others. The brave men and women of United Airlines Flight 93 who fought against the Muslim terrorists and kept the plane from crashing into the White House. America came together as a nation with people lining up to help. All were New Yorkers. All were American patriots. There were countless stories of heroism that day. However, what echoes loudly on the internet is not praise and honor for these people but only conspiracy theories. Are these theories manufactured by a single source or are they really legitimate doubts from ordinary people who have nothing to gain?
America has its enemies no doubt. America has faults as all countries do. America is still the land of freedom and opportunity. Freedom of speech is still a right of all Americans. Anyone can say anything without fear of going to jail. America is the richest country. America has had the most immigrants and success stories.
America also has those whiny spineless voices promoting conspiracy theories just like the ones about the Apollo moon missions being fake, “Elvis lives” and so forth. As one Iraqi veteran said, “I fought so idiots like them can have their say.” The idiot he was talking about was able to heckle him while he was giving a speech. The heckler would have no rights to do that in Iran or Saddam’s Iraq or perhaps even in Russia. All was said in a peaceful environment. A “Peace” that was preserved in America after 911. Bush kept his word. President Bush (Republican) did his job of protecting America as he did when he was Governor of Texas.
In Texas, his predecessor Governor Anne Richards (Democrat) had crime rise out of control. She agreed with the attorney general that the prisons were overcrowded and they established an early release program. Needless to say these ex-convicts murdered, raped and robbed more than ever before. These criminals knew they would not stay in jail long even if they were caught.
The Texans were shocked. I was living in Houston at the time. How could these convicts be set free? Then, George Bush became Governor. No more early release. People are allowed to carry concealed hand guns if they get a license. Criminals are being shot while committing crimes. Justice is swift. Crime goes down dramatically. Criminals became fearful. Neighborhoods enjoyed peace. Governor Bush instituted other programs to fight crimes. The innocent are protected. Still, those whiny voices are criticizing the renewed peace and prosperity in Texas. Who are these dissenters? Who in the world would dislike a Republican even when things are going well? A Democrat of course.
Democrat billionaire George Soros is the main instigator behind the conspiracies of 911. George Soros DONATES MILLIONS upon MILLIONS to discredit George Bush and Traditional America. Why would Soros do it? Soros (Democrat) openly stated that removing President Bush (Republican) from office was the "central focus of my life". In an interview with 60 Minutes, Soros said he does not believe in God. Belief in God is a long standing American tradition (ACLU notwithstanding).
This year, Texas schools have allowed the Bible to be taught once again in public schools. It is an option for every student. A 2009 poll shows 92% of Americans believe in God. Yet, Soros is against American traditional life and the Republican Party and campaigns against it. He began a multi-million dollar propaganda machine that blames Bush for everything. He donated $25 million to prevent Bush being re-elected in 2004 which is only the tip of the iceberg. He did again to Obama and the most liberal Republican John McCain. Soros was not about to lose again. What kind of a man seeks that kind of control?
Calvina Fay of the Drug Free America Foundation declared billionaire George Soros to be an "extremely evil person" who wants to legalize dangerous mind-altering drugs. Fay said that Soros, an atheist who is a major funder of the Democratic Party and liberal-left causes, is "our common enemy" and that he is determined to subvert traditional values and undermine America's families. Soros heavily finances moveon.org. which is liberal, anti-Republican as well as anti-American. They write internet articles, blogs and newsletters. Soros hires protesters and funds them. As they say, “one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel”. Readers and viewers picked up on it and they in turn are inspired to do the same. It gives them purpose in life. Soros could care less if this benefits the militant Muslims who hate America. However, wouldn’t that make Soros a traitor?
Some people have forgotten about the Muslims. Why would the militant Muslims hate America? Because America has always supported Israel. They have always hated America especially after the 1967 war when Israel fought against Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Hate is not complex. We don’t need a psychiatrist or therapist to analyze it. Militant Muslims train as any government military does with the focus to kill. To kill Americans along with the Israelis and everyone who gets in the way. They are the ones who declared a Jihad. Since 1783 Islamic terrorists have killed Americans on American soil and elsewhere. The first were Muslim pirates who attacked American ships. “…to the shores of Tripoli” as the Marine’s hymn goes.
I am an ex-Marine who remembers the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. In 1993 the World Trade Center bombing occurred when a car bomb was detonated below the World Trade Center in New York. The Islamic terrorists were convicted the following year. In 2001 the most heinous terrorist attack occurred again in New York on 911. I remember how most Americans were behind the vow of President Bush to hunt down those responsible for these attacks. Later even Hillary Clinton (Democrat) voted for the war in Iraq. American flags were flying on almost every house and every business. Then, a few years later, almost half of America was persuaded to doubt who was behind the 911 attacks.
In 2004, strange stories and accusations were flaring up across the internet. Some TV actors were speaking out. During the Presidential Election year of 2004 Michael Moore opened with the movie Fahrenheit 911. The Bush bashing began across the TV. Some were saying the buildings were detonated from within. "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth" was supposedly a group of architects that proved it. "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth" has been exposed. They do not check any credentials of anyone who claims to be an architect.
They will accept any application to join immediately. Try it! As an example someone has successfully added George W Bush as architect. Real a rchitects all over America would have been in an uproar if the conspiracies were true. The AIA or any other legitimate architectural organization has not said anything about a conspiracy. Strange I haven't seen ALL the architects and engineers marching to Washington or complaining about it. I saw only stories on the internet and YouTube claiming to be true and legit while sucking others into their vacuum of hate.
Keep in mind the towers did not implode immediately. It took time for the buildings to burn, weaken and fall. Some people wonder how in the world can steel melt. It can melt around 1400-1450°C. 2650 degrees F. However it can begin to bend under heavy weight long before it reaches those temperatures depending on the weight the steel supports. I guess they have never seen a steel factory as I have.
I also worked for Trinity Industries which manufactures steel. I saw the towers fall myself. I saw people screaming for help when one helicopter came near them. I saw some people fall rather than face the fires. Even survivors said they felt the building sway. One thought it would fall to the side. One witness said she heard security tell everyone to get back in the building that the firemen were on the way. Many went back in she said but she felt the building would collapse after the plane exploded above them. T he buildings collapsed because, let's face it, they don't make them like they used to.
My first job was as an Architectural Draftsman in Kansas City, Missouri for George Butler Assoc.. Modern day buildings are made cheaper due to higher costs of materials. Architects and engineers have to complete everything before a deadline and have to be near the budget proposal. In American modern day skyscrapers I could feel the floor vibrate when someone walked by. The last building I saw constructed in America had thin floors. I remember when I was in Russia I would sit in the park and see the building construction of a skyscraper. I noticed how strong the walls and floors were. They reminded me of older American buildings.
In 1945 a B25 struck the Empire State Building in New York. The building did not fall for various reasons. I remember watching an old film on the construction of the ESB. Everything was different. For one thing the Empire State Building has its structural steel beams encased within limestone walls or slabs of concrete 8 inches (20 cm) thick. This gives it an exceptional fire protection that insulates the steel within from excessive heating. Many modern buildings like the WTC towers have eliminated this extensive use of stone and concrete to reduce cost. The WTC relied on lightweight spray-on coatings for insulation.
This insulation was simply blown off the WTC structure by the 767 collisions exposing the steel beams and floor trusses to the raging fire. Unfortunately, due to costs, modern skyscrapers are not built as strong. Even in Houston I could feel the building sway when there were strong winds but not in the older buildings. Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Newcastle, John Knapton] told BBC News Online: "The world trade centre was designed to withstand the impact of a Boeing 707, "The buildings survived the impact and the explosion but not the fire, and that is the problem." "The 35 tonnes of aviation fuel will have melted the steel... all that can be done is to place fire resistant material around the steel and delay the collapse by keeping the steel cool for longer." Keep in mind the steel in the towers did not have to melt only bend under the weight before it collapsed. In Scientific American M.I.T. professor of civil and environmental engineering Eduardo Kausel states:
I believe that the intense heat softened or melted the structural elements--floor trusses and columns--so that they became like chewing gum, and that was enough to trigger the collapse.
Some even claim that flight 93 was never found. However, the plane did crash and exploded with tons of fuel that it carried. The impact left a huge crater. There were witnesses on the ground that saw it come down. Debris of the aircraft and body remains of the passengers were scattered over 8 miles.
Who can forget the recordings of the phone calls that some passengers made to their loved ones before the crash. The cockpit voice recorder transcript was publicly released on April 12, 2006. Jurors for the Zacharias Moussaoui trial heard the tape as part of the proceedings. Moussaoui is currently serving a life sentence for his part in the 911 attack. After denying his connection to the 911 attack he admitted his guilt on March 2006. He testified he intended to fly a hijacked plane into the White House. Oddly enough Osama Bin Laden said in a tape that he was not associated with him and the planned attacks.
Unfortunately, some people are swayed by their emotions and are blinded to the obvious. They probably ignore the Islamic terrorists who threaten to kill Americans because they are not in front of them as they were to the Americans on the plane on 911. The Islamic terrorists openly accepted the blame for 911 and other bombings including those in Russia. So, I don’t doubt their admission of guilt. Especially, since they have a long history of destruction. Some people cannot comprehend Soros because it is too complicated to understand.
In fairness it is not easy to figure out. One has to research it and “follow the money trail”. When I heard people were blaming Bush and promoting 911 conspiracies I had to ask some questions. Whenever I hear something bad about someone I question the source. Who are they? What do they have to gain from it? It was a sad day when 911 happened. It’s a shame when others try to profit from the tragedy of 911. In America, I followed the money trail and found Soros as the biggest spider on the web.
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