The Twin Towers were long regarded as architectural dinosaurs and economic failures by their original owners
I am a citizen of the USA by birth, and it concerns me that the image of the United States that is presented by the international 'Mainstream Media' is largely a product of US government and corporate propaganda. Media monopolies, such as the ones owned and run by Ted Turner in the USA and by Rupert Murdoch in both the USA and Great Britain, present a one-sided, 'official' view of US politics and of US foreign policy.
Many people in the USA disagree with the US government's foreign policies and also with the 'official version' of events that is presented by the corporate-controlled Mainstream Media. There are numerous small, 'alternative' media outlets in the USA that present a very different view of US politics and foreign policy.
A recent poll conducted by Zogby International showed that 49.3 % of the residents of New York City, where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were struck by airliners, believe that the leadership and the intelligence agencies of the US government "Knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act."
Many Americans do not believe the US government's 'official version' of the 9/11/2001 attacks, and there are now several hundred websites on the Internet that catalog the multiple discrepancies and falsehoods contained in the 'official version' presented by the US government and the Mainstream Media regarding the events of 9/11/2001.
A preponderance of evidence shows that the Twin Towers could not have collapsed as a result of the airliners that crashed into them. In fact, the videos and still photos of the collapse of the Twin Towers clearly show the 'squibs' of smoke that accompany a controlled demolition. Many witnesses reported hearing multiple explosions throughout the Twin Towers just prior to their collapse.
After 9/11, the site of the collapsed Twin Towers was declared "off limits" to most investigators and journalists, and the debris of the Twin Towers was quickly removed from the site by a company called Controlled Demolition, which specializes in the planned demolition of large buildings with the use of explosives. The steel from the broken girders of the collapsed Twin Towers was without delay shipped to China and to India for recycling.
The Twin Towers were long regarded as architectural dinosaurs and economic failures by their original owners, who applied to the City of New York to have the Towers demolished, but they were denied permission to demolish the Towers for safety reasons. Larry Silverstein, who is a close friend of fellow Australian emigre Rupert Murdoch, purchased the Twin Towers with 129 million dollars of borrowed money just six weeks before 9/11/2001. Silverstein then took out Terrorism insurance on the Twin Towers, and Silverstein has now been awarded more than 4 billion dollars for the loss of the buildings.
On the PBS television documentary America Rebuilds, referring to World Trade Center building number 7, which was not struck by an airplane but nevertheless collapsed on the afternoon of 9/11/2005, Larry Silverstein said that "We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it." The term "pull it" used by Silverstein is a term that demolition experts commonly use in reference to the controlled demolition of a building using explosives.
Many Americans now believe that the attacks on 9/11/2001 were directly perpetrated by US President George W. Bush and his advisors, with the cooperation of the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon, and the Israeli Mossad, and that a right wing political and military coup has occurred within the USA. Currently, the right wing leaders of the US government are consolidating their control of the Mainstream Media, and they are reinterpreting US laws, utilizing the post-9/11 Homeland Security Act, to allow increasing government surveillance of the personal communications, the opinions, and the movements of US citizens both at home and abroad.
The US invasion and occupation of Iraq was predicated on now-exposed lies about nonexistent Weapons of Mass Destruction and on an unsubstantiated threat of State-sponsored Terrorism directed by Iraq against the USA. When no evidence for Iraqi WMDs or Iraqi participation in international Terrorism was found, the US government changed its 'official reason' for invading Iraq: now the US government says that the USA invaded Iraq to "bring freedom and democracy" to Iraq.
Currently the revenues from the Iraqi oil industry are placed in a "trust fund" that is jointly managed by the USA and by Great Britain, Iraq's former colonial oppressor. The truth is that the USA, Great Britain, and their Coalition allies invaded Iraq to facilitate the imposition of US military and corporate control over the Iraqi oil fields, which contain the second largest oil reserves in the world. The invasion and occupation of Iraq is part of a larger long-range US plan to gain military and political control over the entire oil-rich Middle East.
Contrary to the 'official version' presented by the corporate-controlled US Mainstream Media, the US government is no more democratic or "peace-loving" than its client states, the Jewish State of Israel and the Islamic State of Pakistan. Like Israel and Pakistan, the USA is a major exporter of State-sponsored Terrorism.
Gregory F. Fegel
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