Answers in Absolute for ‘Why 9/11?’

Why ‘some’ Still Question, Seek Answer(s) & Accountability

whyFor ‘some’ reason I have been receiving more than a few ‘eye-rolling’ responses when I mention our theme for the month leading up to September 11- the tenth year. You and I know where the conscious but mostly subconscious eye-rolling and in some cases eye-aversion reactions come from. A very few bold ones are courageous enough to actually put this reaction into words. They ask ‘why can’t some people just let it go?’ They comment, ‘enough already with this 9/11 subject!’ Many of these same people are actually very outspoken and active in combating civil liberties related issues and abuses such as NSA Illegal Domestic Wiretapping, Rendition and Torture, FBI National Security Letters, TSA’s outrageous abuses …and the long list goes on. However, for ‘some’ reason they see ‘this 9/11 thing’ as a pointless nuisance, and wonder why some people don’t give up and keep bringing ‘it’ up. After all, the majority of these people consider 9/11 as ‘case closed,’ and a few regard it as a ‘cold case.’

 I am not going to get into the ‘some’ reasons for this post; although, I have plenty to say on the subject. Instead, for the purpose of this piece, and for those audiences, I am going to answer the ‘whys.’ Why ‘some’ still question and seek answer(s) and accountability on 9/11.

Why 9/11? Because ‘they’ claim that’s what gives them the right to override our Constitution and all other laws guaranteeing our liberties and privacy.

Why 9/11? Because that’s what ‘they’ claim as justification for every one of our many wars.

Why 9/11? Because that’s what ‘they’ say is the reason for us having to be violated, humiliated, groped and fondled for the ‘privilege’ of travel.

Why 9/11? Because that’s when ‘they’ began the illegal eavesdropping of all our communications.

Why 9/11? Because that’s how ‘they’ legitimize excessive secrecy.

Why 9/11? Because that’s the excuse ‘they’ use to implement torture and severe human right violations and escape all liabilities.

Why 9/11? Because that’s the rationalization ‘they’ use to expand ‘their’ size and power.

Why 9/11? Because ‘they’ have successfully made it a means to justify many unjustifiable ends.

Why 9/11? Because that holds answers to many questions ‘they’ don’t want you to ask.

Why 9/11? Because that’s the question ‘they’ don’t want ever answered.

Why 9/11? Because maybe that is what ‘they’ really wanted.

Why 9/11? Because ‘they’ should not get away with it.

Sibel Edmonds

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  1. “People say “Bill, quit talking about Kennedy man. It was a long time ago, just let it go, alright? It’s a long time ago, just forget it.” I’m like, alright, then don’t bring up Jesus to me. As long as we’re talking shelf life here…” — Bill Hicks

  2. Fantastic Sibel… my recommendation is for people to start here…

  3. I am sure, that for the rest of my life I will grapple with a great mystery……..

    How can an entire nation of people accept an official explanation for the events of 9/11 that is completely and utterly absurd? HG Wells could not have concocted a more fantastic flight of fancy.


  4. Angry: “How can an entire nation of people accept an official explanation for the events of 9/11 that is completely and utterly absurd?

    Because of the reality created for them since childhood, i.e. the fiction that our system of government is for our benefit and our leaders are here to protect us. people believe it even when out so called leaders blatantly give trillions of dollars to the banks who caused the current crisis.

    My theory is that just like an abusive relationship this is an abusive system and the people act just like abuse victims. You can ask “why women in abusive relationships stay and don’t leave even though they are being victimized”? They even blame those that are trying to help them and protect and bond their abusers (that’s called Stockholm syndrome).
    That was most apparent when just after 9/11 the President, and the people who run the show, was given free reign to do what they wanted.

    Eventually the victims wake up to their situationist and try to opt out of the system or the relationship and that’s when they realize they are not allowed to.

  5. typo last sentence of my comment: I meant “situation”

  6. Coil Coyle says:

    The importance of investigating this event is the reason that I subscribe to Boiling Frogs.


  7. As theepitbull mentioned earlier, here’s the site by the producers of the doc coming out on 9/11/11 and the clip with Richard Clark making accusations against CIA Tenet, Black and Blee of trying to recruit two of the hijackers after they arrived in Los Angeles – and hiding this intel from everyone else (FBI, Clark, Whitehouse).

    It also includes a response from Tenet, Black and Blee and correspondence between the producers and an in-between for Tenet.

  8. Why indeed. On 9/12/2001, I said to myself: Self, no one is asking the one question that needs to be asked:”WHY?” Before anyone could go there, Bush told us all to go back to shopping. Keep asking the question Sibel. Thankyou.

  9. theepitbull says:


    Any “American” who has any intelligence knows that the “official” story is pure BS (.)

    With all due respect, I’m pondering as to why anyone who looks at the “facts” are asking “why” not let 9/11 go?

    Maybe the real reason is that some are as Sibel coined it “fog-flag operators”?

    Hmm; why in the hell didn’t Mr. Clark come forward 10 years ago?

    Has anyone seen this?

    For emphasis, I find it interesting to say the least that every time another revelation concerning 9/11 comes out some #$%@#$ former government official comes forward with some more truth that always points back to the official government story?

    In my humble opinion


    PS: Link of the week:

  10. @Jon. GREAT Bill Hicks quote.

    The FIRST question always asked after a crime is, “Cui Bono?”. WHO BENEFITS? At the end of the Cold War, there was ALL this talk about a “Peace Dividend” based on our perceived ability to radically cut our bloated “Defense” budget to reflect the new reality of having no overarching enemy. As if on cue, presto-changeo, “Islamic Fundamentalism” became the new boogeyman du jour, the new fetish rattle to shake and frighten the children with. Then NO ONE spoke of a peace dividend any more. In fact, that defense budget needed to be INCREASED to respond to the so-called “New Reality” of a shadowy, amorphous enemy who could be virtually ANY or all of one billion Muslims actoss the globe. All those “Enabling Act” laws rammed through in the aftermath of 9/11 to strip us of our liberties and over 1,000 years of common law practice turned the world upside down. When a few principled people began to object to the unseemly rush to enact the so-called “Patriot Act”, as if by magic, some of THEM were targeted in the Anthrax attacks. If any clearer message was needed of government complicity in 9/11, merely the fact that NOT ONE PERSON in government, law enforcement or the military were EVER held responsible for the myriad of administrative failures, screwups or institutional myopia that allowed the attacks to take place.

    In this new reality, Resource wars against the poor became “Wars of Liberation” while our military was transformed into the New Wehrmacht replete with coal-scuttle helmets, private contractors and the CIA became the New SS Einzatsgruppen, the FBI and NSA became the NEW Geheim Staatspolizei targeting ANYONE who spoke out against war and torture and our so-called “independant media” became the New Ministry of Propaganda with Fox News leading the echo chamber of Industrial War Cries.

    This new ForeverWar, financed on the nation’s credit card for the FIRST TIME in the history of the Republic, so wealthy Elites could simultaneously spin Gold from the blood and bodies of the slain AND get a huge tax break to boot, became the impetus for the New Austerity of the coming Economics of Scarcity. Meanwhile, our industrial base was shipped, lock, stock and barrel, overseas leaving our young people with virtually no choice but to become Jannissaries of Corporate Empire, pitting OUR Poor against the Poor of the rest of the Globe while so-called Christian Conservatives twisted themselves in knots to justify going against EVERYTHING that Christ tried to teach us about Mercy, Tolerance, Charity and our collective responsibility to HELP the poor rise above their self-imposed system of Social Darwinism. Those same gun-worshipping “Christians” that were organized into erzats-populist “Tea Parties” are becoming the New Sturmabteilungen to intimidate and threaten anyone who questions the New Insanity masquerading as the “Official Version” of events while the millions who marched and demonstrated against it were ignored.

    Is it any wonder that I’ve become like John Trudell in thinking,

    “In MY Reality, I”M CRAZY!”

  11. lightviperr says:

    The occulting of information prevents us from having autonomy. To be free we have to be informed in order to prevent others from manipulating us. I hope and pray that we will get a new investigation. I want truth, I want justice, and I want the constitution back. However, I’m willing to forgive anyone, so long as the truth is told. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us” MLK. I sincerely hope that a better society can emerge from this tragedy.

  12. Black Order says:

    It’s pointless to try to get your corrupt and uncivilized evil fascist imperialist government to police itself.

    It ain’t happenin’.

    Just keep spreading truth.

  13. 344thBrother says:

    Thank you for posting “Why 911”.
    Credit where credit is due.
    Thank you.
    You really are a hero.

    You posted:
    “Why 9/11? Because ‘they’ should not get away with it.”

    Damn right. If we let “them” get away with this, they can get away with everything.

    I believe that the stunt they used to set this up is declaring 9/11 an “Act of War” immediately after the attacks.

    This took criminal prosecution out of the hands of the “civilian” authorities and put it into the hands of the Military and people who would cover up for the prime suspects, destroy the crime scenes, fabricate evidence and testimony, put out propaganda and ramp up fear.

    We know who they are, we can see what they’re doing.


    Lets start at the top!

  14. Thank you Sibel for honoring truth and justice.. And Ishmael, thank you for that John Trudell link.. I posted “IN MY REALITY I’M CRAZY” too at The best plan for 9/11 truth is to take on (or to bypass) the (mis)Representative Government.. thanks to Mike Gravel.. We need 10,000 truthers to kick off this campaign with only a $10 donation by around this 10th anniversary. Are there crazy enough ones to accomplish this? In any case.. those aware of its importance will make the effort..

  15. Sibel,
    911 is many things to many people. But most of all it is a massive deception which included a cover up which was intended to pack it all into history so *we* could move forward with the policies which were quickly put in place after 911.

    Those who demand a new investigation either believe the gummint did.. MIHOP (made it happen on purpose), LIHOP (let it happen on purpose) or *inside job*… but all share in the belief that 911 was not an Al Qaeda operation. There is conventional wisdom which supports the notion that AQ is a CIA creation and they use AQ to stage ops which then becomes the basis for *policies* such as GWOT, USAPATRIOT Act, and a string of ME wars (for control of oil). AQ operatives are disgruntled Moslems from the ME who want to strike back at the West and gladly accept *help* from wherever it comes (CIA being well hidden behind agents/operatives on the ground).

    This is really nothing new with *intel* not being a gathering organization… spying on our *enemies*, but an OPERATIONS organization to steer US foreign policy. It works in secret, with a secret budget and its mission is thinly disguised as *national security*… something which no one would find troubling. Right?

    After WWII we were told we needed to get serious and lot wait to get whacked as we did in Pearl Harbor. CIA was the pro active strategy which enabled the USA to *influence* foreign countries in our *interest*… such as the installation of *friendly* leaders as in Marcos, Shah Pahlavi, Noriega, Pinochet, Mubarak and the list goes on and on. We put ’em in power and we keep ’em there with *foreign aid*. And that aid is basically nothing more than directing tax payers’ dollars to US defense contractors and giving the weapons right to *our guys* in power who keep their populations inline and working for slave wages in the *extraction* industries which are corporations from the West. So the CIA’s mission is … in a *nut shell* to keep enormous taxpayer funds and resources from around the world going to multinational corporations to make their owners richer and more powerful. And of course they use the old revolving doors to keep the talent flowing (and the cash) between the CIA/Intel and the corporate world. They’re not hardly distinguishable.

    American have tolerated the stealing because they worship at the alter of Wealth Creation… and if wealth is being created it can’t be bad. Of course this ignores the notion that one man’s wealth is comes at the creation/expense of many people’s poverty. We have created a system which is nothing more than neo feudalism… hiding behind *national security* concerns… which includes *patriotism* and xenophobia and all sorts of *other* us vs them themes.

    911 was not what we were told it was. But we don’t know who dunnit and if there why? We can guess using the cui bono approach and who had the mans, motive and opportunity. But this returns a myriad of likely suspects and it is unlikely that they all conspired to create the 911 deception. What is more likely is that a few bad guys did it and all the others who *benefited* simply went along with the program… why look a gift horse in the mouth?

    An example speculation might be that the DOD had some spies who *disabled* our response systems and caught the DOD with its pants down… which immediately went into cover up mode and then made lemonade from lemons and saw some cool wars coming their way… and that’s just what the DOD and their minions think they are there for… kicking ass around the world… And so let’s get on with it! Of course if this speculation is *true*… we might see a serious investigation and restructuring of the defense apparatus in the USA… I don’t expect to see that all those trillions of *misappropriated funds* returned… or weapons systems dumped into the ocean as useless… but we could conceivable see a *sane* defense establishment set up which deal with ACTUAL treats to this nation… and I don’t mean Cuba or Venezuela, Iran… or Korea… none of which are even dreaming about invading the USA. Terrorism? Less people killed from terrorism than from car accidents or cigarettes.. or iatrogenic cause – doctor or medical establishment inflicted death:

    “Causes of iatrogenesis include chance, medical error, negligence, social control, unexamined instrument design, anxiety or annoyance related to medical procedures,…and the adverse effects or interactions of medications. In the United States, an estimated 44,000 to 98,000 deaths per year may be attributed in some part to iatrogenesis”.

    But the med industry is vast and employs millions and makes a few very very wealthy… just like the national security industries.

    We have a serious system problem in the nation which is then inflicted on the world. It is greed and ego as expressed as *free market capitalism* which has taken over (corrupted, bribed and recently LEGALLY changed our democracy and left it only a democracy in name only. We vote for corporate candidates… and have corporate judges and they use that revolving door to industry.

    Why 911? Because it is a prima facie case of all the above at work. It is the mother of all examples of how our system is completely corrupted and become a instrument of the few to control and exploited the many.

    We live in a Brave New World… and most didn’t even notice the change.

  16. don’t forget 911 gave us the patriot act and the DHS trillions in missing funds as the SEC was physically blown up in NY and the financial wing of the pentagon also under investigation was physically destroyed. Who did that “al qaeda” sure but just how much overlap is their between al aqaeda and the US’s own intelligence industries? Yes I call them industries instead of agencies because that is what they are.

  17. Beautiful…

    I’m not really seeking answers of “why” anymore since it all adds up with Trillion$ in the coffers of the guilty already. They got their booty and continue to siphon everything they can get to this day. “Why” don’t I have questions anymore? If Trillion$ won’t do it for you, you’re probably impervious to the perils of absolute Evil because that’s what 9/11 was, “absolute Evil” and Trillion$ in the pockets of the Perpetrators… Plain and Simple.

    When I’ve seen Unrestrained-Greed overrun normal people, corporate ambition rape the greatest nation the world has ever known, then get in bed with murderers and scoundrels of unspeakable malice, all in the same event of 9/11, guess what? I won’t, I can’t forgive, I won’t forget. 9/11/2001 Must be investigated if we EVER want to see or feel our Constitution again.

    Power takes many forms on Earth, it’s not always obvious. But I will tell you that Truth will Prevail and Karma’s a Bitch for those cheaters, Liars, Thieves and Murderers who orchestrated 9/11 from the inside Halls of our very own American government apparatus’.

    I don’t think twice about it anymore. 911truth is the Truth.

  18. SPIN… one needs to realize that all these large organizations are spin everything… frame it… to advance their particular agenda… which seems to always include creating of wealth for a few, and control of markets and suppression of opposition to their agenda.

    We don’t actually have the system we believe or are told we do. Markets are not free, we don’t have the rights we believe we do, there is no equality of justice for all and the list goes on. We’re not a democracy. We know our elections are a joke… money is free speech, the most cash wins and the choices are from two corrupt parties which are fine with this very corrupt system.

    We are living in a neo feudal society. Good to learn that Chris Hedges use the same term I have been for years on this forum.

    As I saw the spin coming from the government before the dust settled and I was not naive about how the government, MIC, corporations and media operate I expected that we would not be told the truth and what we were told would be used to leverage the wars and the repression of descent and opposition in this country.

    The truth is probably not that it was an inside job deep state operation… but it was a manipulated one where the MIC inside and outside government and fanatical *rogue* intel agents facilitated the events and then rolled out their spin… to achieve the desired outcomes.

    The term *rogue* elements is a bit misleading. It is clearly how the system works to get inside influence and control of policy and operations by unelected groups. This is done by *legal* lobbying and various appointments to posts inside key positions in government. It is also achieved by running candidates in rigged elections and getting them into key positions *legally*. This is how it works today. Our system is so laced with corruption that it’s hard to call some of these officials inside the government as rogue elements… they got where they are legally… because legal has been perverted. Think of people like Wolfowitz or Perle or others who come from right wing think tanks and get positions inside of government and MIC industrial giants. Don’t forget the revolving door and no bid contracts. The right wink think tanks are the *legitimate* origins of neo feudal spin and the push for a *justification* of US hegemony over the rest of the world. These fanatics apparently believe their perverse world view of entitlement and power belongs to the few (them).

    The CIA and other intel agencies within the national security state support this hegemonic agenda of US dominance and exceptionalism. They believe in US dominance and control of the world is even god given. And they are a non democratic operations arm of the executive. It can be said that they are almost like a shadow government because they drive much of US policy and actions and the so called real government (elected officials) are in reactive mode or not informed of what the legal shadow government is up to. But even that is nothing but rubber stamping the agenda of hegemony because the *real* government has been completed neutered and corrupted by money and greed… or intimidation. Even though some rational voices exist in congress such as a Nadler or Kucinich they are marginalized and ridiculed and then mostly drummed out to be replaced with a team player in the corporate greed game of US full spectrum dominance.

    Sibel’s story is telling of someone who actually believed the myth of American democracy, justice and ethics, went into help with her language skills and found her self deep inside the corrupt national security state. She believed there were mechanisms to route out such corruption and wrong doing and learned that you cannot tip over that apple cart. She became a silenced persona non grata. She lost her naivete and was intimidated for a while anyway. Recall the killing of Karen Silkwood who tried to speak truth to power about the tobacco industry… She was snuffed out.

    While there are Americans who do believe in the myth of American democracy and justice and agitate for it… many are simply consumed by the spin or so down and worried about personal survival that they just sit on the side lines and do nothing. And as the days go by we have fewer rights and the police state grows and the US government turns more and more a cover / veneer fort the MIC and the imperial agenda a few who run the mega corporations whose loyalty is to their owns.

    The MIC knows that their behavior oppresses and angers people… around the world and at home. And they also manage the people with fear and intimidation and deception. They know there are and will be reactions and insurrections. They expect it and they work to oppress them and head them off or even USE this anger to gin up support for the oppressive policies they use. That’s what right wing think tanks do and what planners and *gamers* inside the DOD and MIC do… they anticipate how to control the game and manage the response… to any and all conceivable world events.

    911 was a masterful example of this. It’s hard to know how deep the MIC’s involvement was before the event. We can safely say that some knew something was up… and so there was planning on how to respond and exploit a terrorist attack… how to spin it their way. We already knew this from Pearl Harbor… We also have quotes that the right wingers understood a new Pearl Harbor would give them the domestic and international support to push their agenda. An attack on the US was a neo con wet dream.

    Some will see this as the MIC getting very deep into running 911… the so called inside job. That’s the main thrust of the 911 truth movement.. MIHOP. Few see 911 more as a LIHOP… let it happen on purpose. There seems to be some good evidence of that some of it from Sibel and others inside the national security state. Both are high crimes and treason. Either should cause a radically revision of the national security apparatus and complete cleaning and probably a down sizing of many of the operations units that run free inside the MIC.

    We don’t have much left of democracy or our constitutional rights. Government is not the problem, big or small.. corruption is. We have rotten people who have corrupted our democracy. We need to root them out and return to a government of, for and by the people. There is even the possibility that 911 was both a bit of MIHOP and LIHOP… where is the boundary between facilitating or allowing something to happen and actually causing it to happen? What does the SPIN mean… MIHOP or LIHOP? Who really cares?

    Frankly I don’t see why insiders need to completely destroy the WTC? I don’t think terrorist cared whether they did some nasty damage or knocked them to the ground. From a PR perspective two hits would do the trick for them. Maybe the *insiders* decided to leverage the knowledge of the attacks and stage one at the mostly unoccupied area in the Pentagon and Shanksville was their first of many Jessica Lynch type PR dis information events to create the myth of the American hero? If so those might be MIHOPs and the WTC was spun LIHOPs… And the entire event was the New Pearl Harbor that they needed… known in advance and ready to roll like a Hollywood script. Why go to the trouble to take down the WTC? Wouldn’t that only be complex and the risk to exposure magnified many times? It hard to accept it as a plot hatched decades before the event.

    We do need to get behind the curtain and understand who is behind the spin and how they were so effective in it on 911.

    just sayin’

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