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Forget everything the government has told you about September 11, 2001. Instead, let’s ask ourselves: What was 9/11? A terrorist atrocity? An attack on America? The first salvo in a new war? Or can we look at it in terms of cause and effect? What was the direct result of 9-11? Hastily passed 45 days after 9/11, the Patriot Act was the first of many changes to surveillance laws that made it easier for the government to spy on ordinary Americans by expanding the role of central authority to collect personal information. The Act gave the government the power to monitor phone and email communications, collect bank and credit reporting records, and track the activity of innocent Americans on the Internet. The Patriot Act turns regular citizens into suspects. Among other provisions, the Act weakens the fourth amendment to the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. The Act redefined the term “reasonable” and made it easier for the government to conduct covert searches and seizures of our property. The Act infringes on our privacy by allowing the government to tap our phones, personal records, and emails.

Now ask yourself, “how plausible is the official 9-11 story?” Can planes that crash into a steel building near the top collapse the buildings in their footprints within minutes? And then how would you explain Building 7? World Trade Center 7 was a 47-story building in the complex; no plane hit the building, yet it collapsed later that day. Is the only explanation a controlled demolition from the basement? Before September 1, 2001, terrorism had been considered a criminal offense, not an act of war. The Constitution stipulates procedural rights and guarantees that protect citizens from an overzealous government as a criminal offense. The basic idea is to allow people to respond to the accusations within a judicial process. However, the Bush Administration declared the attack on the Twin Towers an act of war, negating the judicial process and opening the door to invade Iraq and fourteen other countries without the chance of rebuttal. 

On September 13, 2001, only two days after the 9-11 attack, Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Act, which gives the President the authority to: “use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.” On the same day, President George W. Bush signed the act into law, giving Congress the authority to fund the war on terror. In the first sixteen years, the government used AUMF to justify military operations in 14 countries. Is it possible that 9-11 was the first salvo of five perpetrated by the “puppet masters” to take away our freedom and destroy the world economy? Nine-eleven occurred in 2001. The threat of global warming began in 1989, but governments first passed laws to counteract the proposed threat came about in 2013. The first recorded case of Covid-19 outside of China was in 2020. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, marking a significant escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014 following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity. These four occurrences gave the government an excuse to widdle away at our freedom and each has weakened the world’s economic system. Are we to experience a fifth major occurrence that may completely destroy our freedom and our prosperity?

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Published by Kenneth E. Long

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One thought on “911 REVISITED

  1. As a mechanical engineer, I have no hesitation in understanding that the collapse if the buildings was from the intense heat annealing the strength of the steel girders to fail and collapse in a pancake fashion. The Patriot act was conceived with good intentions but unfortunate unintended consequences we see today from the greed, evil and corruption of man. We may need to repeal it and end DHS. It needs an open minded review.

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