14 years ago today, the twin towers, along with the comforting sense of freedom and security in the United States, crumbled into a concoction of smoke and terror. Following 9/11 the world underwent a rapid transformation: Western countries adopted a foreign policy of military interventionism, civil rights were willfully surrendered for promises of greater security, and the new fear of Jihadi terrorism blanketed the minds and hearts of millions. It’s for these reasons that everyone should research what actually happened on that fateful day.
On September 11, 2001, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks targeting the World Trade Centre buildings and the Pentagon resulted in the deaths of almost 3,000 civilians – the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American territory. However, despite the massive ramifications of the attacks, it’s surprising to realize how much people aren’t aware of. For instance, many people are still unaware that a third tower, World Trade Centre building 7, wasn’t hit by a plane but still collapsed in an identical manner to the twin towers. Many people are also unaware that George H.W. Bush met Osama Bin Laden’s brother on the morning of 9/11 and that nano-thermite explosives were found in the debris at Ground Zero.
To this day, 9/11 is still a very delicate topic to discuss. It’s necessary to note that this article is not claiming to know all the details of what really happened that day, nor is it aiming to offend anyone. The primary purpose of this article is to make a point: that when an event has severe ramifications, it’s essential people do all they can to become informed and educated.
11. The 9/11 Commission Report Has 28 Pages Missing
Formally named the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, the 9/11 Commission Report is the official report of events concerning the 9/11 attacks. Unfortunately, the report is shrouded in controversy. First, 28 pages of the report have never been released to the public and remain classified. Second, the commission complained they couldn’t effectively conduct their investigation due to extremely limited funds. Consider this: the commission received $15 million to investigate 9/11 whereas over $60 million was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Lastly, 6 out of 10 members of the 9/11 commission testified to the investigation being “set up to fail.”
10. The Twin Towers Were Not the Only Buildings Hit That Day
When reflecting on September 11, it’s most common to remember the image of the Twin Towers collapsing. However, what’s usually forgotten is that World Trade Centre 7 and the Pentagon also suffered damage on that day. World Trade Centre 7, which suffered minimal damage from falling debris but was not hit by an airplane, completely collapsed. And the Pentagon, according to the official government report, suffered damage when it was hit by a Boeing 757. However, it’s now largely considered that the government narrative is false: no plane was found in the wreckage, the hole in the Pentagon was too small to have been made by a Boeing 757, and it would be physically impossible for even the most skilled pilot to fly such a large plane into the side of the building without the engines hitting the ground first.
9. Jet Fuel Doesn’t Melt Steel Beams
A major cause listed for the World Trade Centre collapse was that the fuel from the jets caused the steel beams supporting the towers to melt. However, jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F, and steel melts at 2750°F. Furthermore, Vincent Dunn, former chief of the New York fire department, claims he’s never seen melted steel in a building fire.
8. George H.W. Bush Met Osama Bin Laden’s Brother on the Morning of 9/11
It was confirmed by the Washington Post that on September 10-11, 2001, George H.W. Bush met with Osama Bin Laden’s brother, Shafig Bin Laden, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The meeting was concerning business with the Carlyle Group, a massive investment firm and defence contractor of which both the former president and Osama’s brother are members.
7. NYC Mayor Skipped his Weekly Meeting at the WTC on 9/11
Every Tuesday morning, NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani would attend a meeting at WTC building 7. However, on the day of 9/11, Giuliani’s meeting was cancelled. Furthermore, there are numerous cases of individuals claiming they received calls advising them not to go into work on the morning of 9/11.
6. Nano-thermite Explosives Were Found in the Debris
In the days following the 9/11 attacks, nano-thermite explosives were discovered and collected from Ground Zero. This is an incredibly important fact to note, as nano-thermite has been used on many occasions to demolish steel structures. Upon the discovery of nano-thermite, Brigham Young University Physics Professor, Dr. Steven Jones, led an international team of nine scientists to investigate the possibility of explosives being involved in the destruction of the World Trade Centers. After many laboratory tests and a scrupulous peer-review process, the scientists concluded that nano-thermite explosives did indeed play a part in the collapse of the twin towers. Dr. Jones and his team had their work published in the Bentham Chemical Physics Journal.
5. Architects and Engineers Don’t Believe the U.S. Government’s Official Story
When the findings in the 9/11 commission report proved to be disappointing, members from the scientific community united to form Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), a non-profit, non-partisan organization of architects, engineers, and affiliates dedicated to obtaining an independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks. The organization currently enjoys a lot of support and has over 1,800 signatures from prominent architects and engineers.
4. World Trade Centre 7 Collapsed but was Not Hit by a Plane
Out of all the events that occurred on 9/11, the collapse of building 7 is one that continues to baffle scientists to this day. Although building 7 was not hit by a plane, it collapsed in 6.5 seconds at free fall acceleration and in an almost identical fashion to the twin towers. Furthermore, it’s well documented that steel-framed high rise buildings have never collapsed from fire or structural damage. In light of this evidence, many have come to the conclusion that the collapse of building 7 was a controlled demolition. Below is a video showing the comparisons between controlled demolitions and the World Trade Centre towers so that you can make up your own opinion.
3. FBI Confiscated 84/85 Videos From the Pentagon.
According to the U.S. government, on 9/11 the Pentagon was hit by a Boeing 757. However, this claim has become highly disputed and a number of scientists and activists have proposed alternative theories concerning what really occurred. These alternative theories are what the government prefers to call conspiracy theories. However, if the government was really concerned about the truth and denouncing conspiracy theories, the best course of action it could take would be to present as much evidence as possible. Well as it turns out, the Pentagon is one of the most secure and surveilled areas on the planet, boasting more CCTV cameras than any other building in America. Yet despite this, the FBI immediately confiscated 84 out of the 85 CCTV recordings from that day. So this raises a question: why would the U.S. government go out of its way to confiscate practically all video footage of the Pentagon attacks? More seriously, why should anyone believe the government – or any person or group for that matter – if they refuse to present any evidence to back their claims?
2. The Twin Towers Were Built to Withstand a Boeing Jet
This point may at first seem a little ridiculous but it’s actually true: World Trade Center structural engineers and the manager of WTC Construction & Project Management, have all testified that the World Trade Center buildings were built to withstand the impact of multiple airplanes. Leslie Robertson, a World Trade Center structural engineer, states that he “designed [the World Trade Center] for a 707 to hit it.” And the late Frank De Martini, who was once the manager of WTC Construction & Project Management, stated that the World Trade Center “could probably sustain multiple impacts of jetliners… like a pencil puncturing a screen netting.”
1. BBC and CNN Reported the Collapse of Building 7 Before it Happened
On the day of the September 11 attacks, BBC correspondent Jane Standley and CNN’s Aaron Brown both reported the collapse of building 7 before it happened. At first this claim was dismissed by the media as a conspiracy theory, but following overwhelming video evidence, the BBC actually admitted to misreporting and offered an explanation on their website. The BBC’s explanation wasn’t received well and attracted a lot of flack, with critics arguing that their statement didn’t address how they knew building 7 was going to collapse. Below is the original video of BBC reporting the collapse of building 7 and here is a link to their explanation.