OP-ED: Why the Local 9/11 Truth Movement is Significant

It happened nearly 14 years ago.  Why would a group of local activists think that now is the time to start up a


movement for 9/11 truth?  What is the 9/11 truth movement?  What is the end goal with this?  What significance does it have 14 years after the attacks?  Being as I’m not a “member” of said truth movement, why am I even taking the time to write about this?  Well, let’s take a quick look at the after-effects of the attacks.

The “War on Terror”.  A war being waged by the most powerful military power in the world.  A war with no financial cap. A war that would wage on for an indefinite timeframe.  A war with an end goal to “end terrorism”.  A war that essentially cannot be won.  We spent 14 years sending troops and fighting in Afghanistan.  Sure, the Obama administration claims that the combat mission is over, but we still have around 10,000 troops on the ground as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  That number is projected to rise by the thousands by the end of 2016 as part of the United States’ support of the new NATO operation called Operation Resolute Support.  At what cost to the American people?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely support our troops.  I have many friends that served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and I am grateful for the service they provide.  I am not even “anti-war”.  But, looking at our involvement in the middle east, where is the end?  There isn’t one.

Moving on. The Patriot Act.  Where shall I begin?  One of the largest attacks on personal freedom in the United States in history (you know, aside from NDAA).  Warrantless wiretaps on US citizens. Warrantless searches of your home or business.


Arrest and indefinite detention of US citizens.  No charges, no attorneys.  Military tribunals for US citizens.  No trial by jury, no defense, no appeals.  Total suspension of your Constitutional rights.  All of this is a product of the attacks on 9/11.  All in the name of “security”.

Next we have the formation of the Department of Homeland Security.  A federal agency operating with virtually zero oversight.  This department is responsible for preventing terrorism, securing and managing our borders, enforcing immigration laws, safeguarding and securing cyberspace, and strengthening our national preparedness and resilience.


We don’t need a report to tell us that the DHS has failed miserably at all of these 5 ever important missions, but if you want to see it, just look up Senator Tom Coburn’s “A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Missions and Performance”.  Our borders are wide open, immigration laws are not enforced whatsoever, and the DHS/TSA have failed to catch a terrorist (the only “caught” terrorists are ones they pay).  DHS funds are squandered on trips to the spa.  Also , they spent a large amount of money researching and creating an extensive list of possible potential domestic terrorist stereotypes that include Christians, “preppers” that have a stockpile of food, people that own guns and have large amounts of ammunition, returning veterans, and people with Constitutionalist beliefs.  Essentially, being an American that believes in America classifies you as a potential terrorist.

These are all things that are a result of the attacks on 9/11.  All of these things should cause you to raise an eyebrow and think to yourself “say what?!”  Now, to the truth movement.  What is the truth movement?  Is this all about “9/11 was an inside job!”?  Short answer, it’s much more in depth than that.  The movement addresses the massive amount of holes left after the NIST investigations concluded.  The fact that all three towers that fell that day came down at free fall speed.  The NIST data concludes that WTC7 fell due to ONE girder that buckled, and then later in the report concludes that the actual cause of the collapse cannot be determined.  The architects and engineers that have examined the evidence of WTC7 have shown that with the buckling of a single support beam in a building with eighty main support beams, a full and total collapse is not possible, let alone a total collapse into it’s own footprint.  Also not addressed in the NIST data is the explosives residue that was discovered by multiple different scientists collecting samples from the rubble.  Investigators stated they found no evidence of demolition charges/explolsives, but when asked if they looked for that evidence, the answer was no.  They did not find the evidence that they did not look for.  Yet, when presented with new information and evidence, they simply stated that the investigation was closed and will remain closed.

I could write a book on all these things.  In the interest of trying to keep this short(er) and to the point, let’s get to the end goal of the movement: question everything, and the motives behind it.  There is no doubt in our minds that our Constitutional freedoms and liberties are under attack.  Moreso now than ever before.  To blindly follow the narrative as honest and truthful is foolish any more.  The reason these people are starting with 9/11 is simply to point out all of the holes in the story, all the evidence that has surfaced that the government refuses to acknowledge.  They have chosen an event that is widely known, the story is widely known. The new evidence and blatant government refusal to open a new investigation is not widely known.  The goal is to get people active, questioning, and researching.  The movement is not about placing blame, but rather opening eyes, and encouraging independent thought and research.


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