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Letter: Reader - ask questions

On April 25, 2006

04/25/06 - To the Cigar,As children our favorite thing to say was, "why?" In all facets of life we would question everything around us to the extent of utter annoyance to our elders. We never took anything at face value because we were skeptical of the world we were eager to become a part of. With age, we grew apart from the curious nature of our childhood as if there were some certain truths. What is certain truth? Newton's laws describing gravity? Aristotle's claim that the earth was the center of the universe? The media telling us that the events of Sept. 11 were an Al-Qaeda terrorist attack on U.S soil? How many times have you asked "why" the events of that day took place?

On Sept. 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked and flown into World Trade Center towers one and two, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. The images the media fed to us are etched in our minds as an attack on our people. The assailants' faces were printed in the headlines and a confession tape echoed in the news as a finger pointing eastward to a cave in Afghanistan. What proof have we been given to condemn Osama bin Laden and his followers?

"They dubbed a tape of Osama, and they said it was proof

'Jealous of our freedom,' I can't believe you bought that excuse"

Immortal Technique "Cause of Death"

What was it that made you believe it was him? You read the subtitles beneath the low-quality video of a stranger to your eye, who fully admitted to organizing the attack on America. By accepting that video as fact you made more assumptions than you think.

This tape was produced on Dec. 14, 2001, said to have been found in a house in Kandihar, Afghanistan. After careful examination, the man in the tape may not even be Osama bin Laden. In the video, he is seen writing a letter with his right hand. This contradicts an official FBI description of him containing the fact that he is left handed. This low-quality, doubt filled film is the only evidence provided that implicates Osama bin Laden in the plot. The media used this propaganda to drive a nation to war for the benefit of those in control. We die in these wars. Our people fight for intentions we can't fathom. The media, infused with propaganda, has led us to rally behind false causes that shield us from our leaders' ulterior motives.

After questioning Osama bin Laden's guilt, more questions arise and the plot thickens. We have been attacked on our soil, but by whom and by what? The two tallest buildings in Manhattan came crashing down like a controlled demolition. As the media reported, the jet fuel infernos weakened the steel infrastructures causing each building to collapse. Simple research shows that the steel was made to withstand temperatures that jet fuel could not burn at. The infrastructure of the building must have been destroyed where it is fastened to the bedrock in order for it to come down. A seismograph at Columbia university observatory recorded a 2.1 and 2.3 on the Richter scale at the time each tower fell. The energy of the falling towers would be absorbed by the surrounding structures, and the towers turning into rubble and dust. It would take 80,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fixed to the ground to produce a two on the Richter scale. The reading on the seismograph could not come from the falling towers, rather an explosion large enough to weaken the infrastructure of them. In a closer look at a clip of the falling towers, one can see a series of detonations in the building occurring below the falling rubble. While a detonation in the basement weakens the foundation, small detonations allowed the building to collapse perfectly.

Something unexplained happened on Sept. 11. The story we were told and the enemy the media created hid a much more real intention. What really happened that day?

The "fourth branch of the government, a.k.a. the media" took control of what really happened and used it as propaganda to manipulate our society into supporting a war. It was four years until we saw a documentary that made us ask questions about that day. We can only plant this curiosity in you and hope that you ask too. Now that you have seen the tip of an iceberg, keep asking questions because there is more beneath the water than the fourth branch leads you to believe.

Kenneth A. Critz
Christopher M. Trudeau

If any of the aforementioned material interests you, we encourage you to watch the very documentary that inspired this commentary. It can be found by searching "Loose Change: 9/11" through Google video, or by visiting:

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