Friday, September 14, 2007

Bottoming Out


ANOTHER SEPTEMBER 1-1 has come and gone, and I was just not into the anniversary "celebrations" this year ... instead I admit to suffering some sort of 9-11 fatigue, being all 9-11'ed out at this point.

Last year I did the old remembrance of things past, recounting my story... one of millions who worked down in the area. Navigate the Warden's World archives if you're so inclined ... it's about as close to poignant as we get around here...

But this year I ignored as much of the hoopla and hysteria, not to mention all the hullabaloo and hubbub, surrounding 9/11 as humanly possible. Ironically, the last few months I've been reading a lot about "9/11" -- trying to get to the bottom of what really happened that day, beyond the obvious details of hijacked planes crashing into buildings: What led up to it, who knew it was coming, why wasn't it prevented...

Online there's a ton of resources a mere Google search away. I started with the curious circumstances behind WTC 7. On so many levels, the key may lie in the one building that was not hit by a plane, yet destructed along the exact same lines of the two structures that were directly impacted. But the oddities don't end there.

For instance, check out the BBC broadcast that reported WTC 7 as having fallen 20 minutes before the building actually caved; while the BBC correspondent is reporting, the building in question is clearly visible behind her and clearly still standing. When WTC 7 does fall, it has all the hallmarks of a controlled demolition.

But question marks and loose ends surround each of the 4 coordinated attacks that day. The truth lies somewhere between the official commission explanation and the more bizarre theoretical musings of the 9/11 "truth" movement(s). I'm working on several pet theories of my own. Toward that end, in addition to the plethora of good Websites and Internet documentaries on the subject, I've begun wading through some of the books already published since that fateful day that changed America forever. Given the seminal role 9/11 has played and will continue playing as far into the future as the imagination can wander, it's worthwhile delving into for as long as my interest remains. Whether or not I break the case wide open, only time will tell.

(Here's a related link courtesy of my buddy Paul down in FLA:
http://zeitgeistmovie.com/)

No wonder George Bush is hiding behind General Petraeus when it comes to putting a face on the disastrous Iraq war. Bush's unconvincing address to the nation last night gave new meaning to "mailing it in." Appearing wooden and speaking in a low monotone, the nominal, ersatz leader of the free world apparently saw no irony in using the word "extremist" about 70 times to refer to Iraqi opponents of the U.S. occupation. This while plans to use airstrikes inside Iran proceed apace, with our latter-day Doctor Strangeloves working overtime...

5 comments:

Serge A. Storms said...

I've been looking into the 9/11 stuff on and off since it happened. It's sad when the theories that are considered "conspiracy" are more plausible than what is accepted as what happened. The WTC 7 is really the one part of the equation that makes the official explanation read like total bullshit. There's a few sites dedicated to just that building.

As far as Iran goes...Lieberman is fucking crazy. There is no good reason to go into Iran. They're not fighting inspectors. We go in and it's taking our already buried foreign relations and sticking them at "Baby Jessica in the Well" status.

Serge A. Storms said...

Additional: I haven't been ignoring your blog, I just have nothing positive to say about the Cowboys.

Wardens World said...

Serge: I know people either love or hate the 'Boys, like the Yankees. Are you by chance a Fins Fan?

Glad to see you're checking into the 9/11 stuff. And you're right of course about WTC 7: that's the one that really doesn't pass the smell test. Even a cursory glance behind the scenes and the official story tumbles down like a house of cards. WTC 7 just might be the smoking gun if enough focus is brought to bear.

Serge A. Storms said...

Not a fan of the Fins either. I've been a die hard Bucs fan since moving to Florida when I was 12 and having my focus shift from GI Joe to sports.

Initially there was a public outcry about the handling of the WTC 7 debris, with families of those lost thinking there might be more evidence, clues, or closure for lost family members in the wreckage. It was actually treated like a demolition site, with the wreckage being hauled out of there ASAP, with only a few pieces being available for investigation.

Wardens World said...

First about the Bucs: they've always kinda been my 2nd favorite team. I think Gruden has them going in the right direction.

About the investigation: this is the only plane crash where the inquiry was NOT handled by the NTSB. Instead at every turn the FBI corrupted the evidence. I hope Max has been hard at work getting to the bottom of the whole 9/11 thing. I don't believe the Bush/Cheney crime family was necessarily behind the operation, but they were essential in covering up once it happened, and beforehand, they made sure no one got too close to the plot -- despite warnings from the Israelis and French as to almost the exact time and place of the attacks. The Bushes have always been too close to the Saudis, and they prevented any investigation from getting too close to the truth. But there are enough "loose ends" to uncover the truth of what happened that day. At least I hope like hell there are.