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The Great Convolution: Who Really Caused the Worst Act of War on US Soil?

A vast number of credible explanations have emerged, which involve totally different accounts of what happened on September 11, 2001.

The north and south towers of the former World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan burn on a day that will forever live in infamy (Screenshot from YouTube).

September 11, 2001 will always exist as one of those days where any American who was old enough will be able to remember exactly what they were doing at the time on that fateful Tuesday morning.

People all across the country (especially those at the epicenter of the attacks) will never forget the day when the deadliest act of war on American soil took the lives of over 3000 people. Many field experts on the attacks of September 11th believe that this casualty number is deflated. However, one thing that is undeniable is the fact that the gruesome attacks were well-planned, well-supported, and well-executed by people and entities who had a very nefarious agenda.

The corroborating accounts of who and what caused this infamous American tragedy were given by the mainstream media, the United States government, and the collective global law enforcement communities who were responsible for bringing the perpetrators behind the catatonic destruction to justice. The echoing narratives of blame, which emanated from these entities, seemed to point fingers in a single direction. Former US Cold War ally Osama Bin Laden became public enemy number one.

At the time of the attacks, Bin Laden was the 44-year-old leader of Al-Qaeda (meaning "The Base" in Arabic), a jihadist organization that is a splinter group from the Mujahideen fighters who were allied with the United States to fight against the Soviet Union. This era of the Cold War was started when Russian troops embarked on a bloody invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. When the Soviet Union withdrew its troops from Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda was born.

Bin Laden was reportedly killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011 during a raid on a fortified compound, which was conducted by a special team of US Navy Seals. Since the Al-Qaeda founder was not taken alive, Americans and the world over will never know the other side of a bureaucratic story, which honestly sounds too unbelievable to be true. Nonetheless, the US government, media, and the federal-level law enforcement community have collectively stuck to this story.

Under the direction of an Al-Qaeda operative and Bin Laden associate named Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a terrorist cell of four men led by a Egyptian man in his early 30s named Mohamed Atta concocted a plan to hijack four commercial US jetliners and fly them into the White House, Pentagon, as well as the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. Atta and three other men were sent to the United States from the foreign nations where they studied to receive additional flight training.

The three other men were Marwan Al-Shehhi (a native of the United  Arab Emirates), Hani Hanjour (a native of Saudi Arabia), and Ziad Jarrah (a native of Lebanon). In a nutshell, Atta, Al-Shehhi, Hanjour, and Jarrah all boarded commercial flights at Washington Dulles International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, and Newark International Airport on the morning of September 11th. They were all accompanied by several men. Some of them boarded their flights separately to draw less attention.

Atta, Al-Shehhi, and Hanjour were accompanied on their flights with four men. Jarrah was accompanied by three. These 15 other men got enlisted muscle men reportedly armed with box cutters and were instructed to control passengers while the pilots of each operation took over the cockpits of each Boeing 757 that took off from the airports. Around 8:45 AM EST, Atta reportedly flew his hijacked plane with 81 passengers into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

At approximately 9:02 AM, Marwan Al-Shehhi flew his hijacked airline traveling at speeds between 500-600 miles per hour into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Then around 9:37 a.m., Hanjour crashes his hijacked aircraft into the Pentagon's western side. And finally around 10:03 AM, Jarrah's hijacked aircraft, which was reportedly headed for the White House, crashed almost upside down in an open field close to a wooded area right near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Many seasoned experts (including some former military fighter pilots) have given commentary with their own theories claiming that the traditional September 11th narrative fed to the American public was total hogwash. Film maker Massimo Mazzucco offers a great platform for these heroic experts in a 2013 documentary titled September 11th: The New Pearl Harbor. The informative, five-hour film is an accurate and fact-based summary of the 12-year debate for the truth that raged on after the attack.

Volume two of Mazzucco's film immediately gashes into the credibility of Atta, Al-Shehhi, Hanjour, and Jarrah. "While the military defense leaves many unanswered questions, even more doubts arise when taking a closer look at the 19 alleged terrorists. The first problem is that apparently these guys could barely fly at all. While they are known to have taken some flight lessons with small, single-engine airplanes, none of them had ever flown a [commercial] jet before in their life," says film narrator Joseph Culp.

A professional acrobatic pilot and flight instructor named Adam Shaw was profiled on the film. Shaw has over 6000 hours of flight experience and spent half of those hours flying upside down with precision. Excerpts of Shaw's video interview with an organization called Pilots for 9/11 Truth was displayed in Mazzucco's film. Shaw called the four September 11th hijackers "piss poor student pilots" who could not have had the ability to commandeer huge commercial jetliners with military-grade precision.

Former United Airlines pilot Ross Aimer did a phone interview which was also featured in Mazzucco's film. Aimer also poked huge holes in the conventional September 11th explanation. "People don't realize that to hand fly an airliner at those speeds is extremely difficult — and particularly if you're a novice because a novice that's learned in little airplanes — they over control everything," Aimer said in his telephone interview. 

For the sake of sanity and justice for the families of each and every victim, the truth about what really happened must continue to be sought. To view the full index of September 11th: The New Pearl Harbor and watch this riveting film in its entirety, visit here.

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Victor Trammell
Victor Trammell

Mr. Trammell is a digital media producer and author who has covered stories about current events for the Your Black World online news network and the Michael Baisden Show. He currently serves as Senior Editor for NOMA UNlimited Media LLC.

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