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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Two Different Worlds of Describing September 11
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 19, 2011
This past week the internet and mainstream media have both been
chock-a-block with 9/11. But they haven't been in the same world. The
contrasting stories have been absolutely amazing.
media has covered the ceremonies honouring the dead and the courageous.
Both deserve the honours--the dead as innocent victims and the courageous
for sacrificing their lives and health in rescue efforts.
print media have both gone into expansive detail about the victims and the
heroism of first responders--police, fire fighters and paramedics.
The stories cover moving, appropriate memorials to the dead and injured.
But then there's the other world, which exists outside of the
mainstream--the 9/11 truth seekers.
Truth seekers range from extreme
conspiracy theorists, who believe that the Bush administration engineered
the attacks to consolidate power, roll back civil liberties and help oil
More moderate factions simply insist that top
government officials know more about the attacks than they have
acknowledged, and then used the attacks as a pretext for invading Iraq.
A large percentage of activists proffer--often in great detail--what
they call inconsistencies in government explanations of the attacks, which
many consider a governmental cover-up.
The most amazing thing about
these two worlds is that one of them doesn't even acknowledge that the other
Major newspapers like the New York Times, Washington
Post, Wall Street Journal and major networks like MSNBC, ABC, CBS and CNN
have knowledgeable reporters, researchers and anchors working for them.
They can't possibly be so completely detached from the internet world and
unaware of the truth seekers. They act as if they don't know the questions
that have been raised or the findings that have been reported in the online
Mainstream media voices continue to talk about 9/11 as if
thousands of intelligent researchers didn't even exist!
might as well have duct tape over their mouths! What silenced the media
people who use remarkable resources to dig up facts, evaluate them and make
sound judgments about other issues?
It's impossible to believe that
mainstream commentators and their staffs have willingly buried their heads
in the sand obliterating any honest investigation of the questions raised
How can they pretend to be honest anchors and programme
hosts and not stay awake at night with guilt over what they have shoved
under the carpet?
David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus, author of
11 books on 9/11 wrote, "All the proffered evidence that America was
attacked by Muslims on 9/11, when subjected to critical scrutiny, appears to
have been fabricated." Have our brilliant news anchors been oblivious
Apparently the wealthy networks and publications havenít
used their vast resources to investigate the findings of more than 3000
professionals and experts who have questioned the official story.
The findings that follow come from
The Wisdom Fund.
More than 220 Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and
Government Officials, including two generals, have questioned the 9/11
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, Former Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development said "Scholars and professionals . . .
have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of
9/11 is false and that the official 'investigations' have really been
The following have all found serious flaws in
the Commission's findings.
1500 plus architects and engineers; more
than 250 pilots and aviation professionals; 400 plus professors, dedicated
to research and teaching the truth; more than 300 survivors and family
members; 200 plus artists, entertainers and media professionals.
video released last week entitled
AE 9/11Truth Experts Speak Out provides the clearest analysis of the
9/11 attacks from professional architects and engineers. It is, without
doubt, the best and most comprehensive film yet produced challenging the
official version of the WTC attacks. Itís also the appropriate
antidote to the disinformation that continues to be pervasive in the US
The world of the mainstream media need not entertain flawed
or questionable conspiracy theories. However, with their articulate anchors,
investigative reporters and large staffs of producers and researchers, they
have no excuse for wallowing in ignorance.
The major news
organizations and networks need to get in tune with the cogent minds of
scientists and credentialed professionals who have found legitimate flaws in
the public accounts of 9/11.