Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Ten years later…My Personal Perspective.

Ten years ago the world was shocked by the events of September 11, 2001. I personally can’t believe it has been ten years since that tragic day. Time sure does fly. The morning of September 11, 2001 was one of those mornings that almost everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when the two planes hit the world trade center within a half hour of each other. I was at work at my desk and just happened to go to the CNN website , as was my usual routine early in the morning, and seen the news of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center tower. My initial reaction was shock, but assumed it was an unfortunate accident. I did not realize the extent and the fact it was more than an accident until a plane hit the second building. At that moment I was scared and I knew America was under attack. On that day and the days that followed, I was glued to CNN and other new sites to find out what was happening. I was very emotionally saddened by the fact that close to three thousand innocent people lost their lives on that fateful day. Many others were emotionally scarred for life as the result of the four plane hijackings (two hitting the WTC buildings, one hitting the pentagon in Washington, and one crashing in a Pennsylvania field). There are so many that are living without their loved family members for the rest of their lives. As well, some people close to ground zero those few days in September are now suffering from cancer and other ailments pushing the real death toll higher.

My own personal views have changed since September 11, 2001. At that time I believed mostly everything that the government and mainstream media told me. I can remember talking to a friend about a year or two after the attacks and he mentioned that the US government was probably behind the attacks. I thought he was crazy. How could the US government have a part in killing their own citizens? It made no sense at all back then. Since that time the internet has exploded in growth, therefore there are more ideas being put forth other than mainstream media. Mainstream media is owned and controlled by very large corporations including the military industrial complex. The news from these sources tends to be biased and pro war. Could it be that 911 was used as a pretense to invade Afghanistan, Iraq and other Middle East countries? Could 911 have been used to put fear into people and therefore be able to control people through terrorist propaganda? I don’t have the answers and don’t know exactly who was behind the attacks but I do believe organizations like the CIA and others are corrupt. I am not in a position to state that was behind the attacks. I tend to take a view somewhere in the middle between Muslim terrorists and the US government being behind the 911 terrorist attacks. There are scenarios that just don’t add up. Why did building 7, which was not hit by a plane, collapse? Why were the holes in the pentagon wall too small to account for a jet crashing into it? There are countless other questions relating to the facts of 911. I do not believe much of what CNN, FOX and other mainstream sources say. They never criticize US foreign policy. Mainstream media is a pro war machine just like their corporate bosses who make money off of wars such as General Electric who owns NBC. In my opinion, with all due respect to the majority of American people who are peace loving people; US foreign policy stinks and until they change their policies more attacks are imminent whether it is sooner or later.

Ten years later there are hundreds of millions listings when you google 911. There are countless articles with facts and theories as to the events of that day trying to answer the who, what, how, when, where and whys. Some are facts that can’t be argued. The tragic loss of life as well as the 911 heroes, such as the firefighters are non disputable. Why it happened and who was really behind it may never be completely answered in our lifetimes. God bless the innocent victims of 911 and their families.