Truth of 9/11 Terrorist Attack Essay
Essay Topic: Terrorism
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The World Trade Centers’ demolition on September 11, 2001, resulted in huge chaos not only for the Unites Stated of America, but also for the entire world: the US-led “war on terrorism”. According to Chossudovsky, “Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of September 11”. The attacks had grave globally felt political upshots. Mainstream media and governments across the world condemned this act of cruelty.
Very high death toll, enormous economic loss, and psychological pressure across United States of America were evident after the attacks that consequently affected the scenario world over.
The responsibility of these attacks, according to the United State official investigation, was on the credit of al-Qaeda, headed by Osama bin Laden. This all gave way to so many speculations, and loads of theories:
“Various conspiracy theories have emerged that question the mainstream account of the attacks. Conspiracy theorists have said the collapse of the World Trade Center was caused by planted explosives. Some say a commercial airliner did not crash into the Pentagon, and that United Airlines Flight 93 was shot down.
Most conspiracy theories say individuals in the government of the United States knew of the impending attacks and let them happen, or actually planned the attacks. While conspiracy theories about Jewish or Israeli involvement are a core part of the belief system of anti-Semites and millions of others around the world, in the United States a minority of conspiracy theorists say there was Israeli or Jewish involvement in the attacks”. (Wikipedia.org)
The opinion of the common people was note-worthy. The citizens of the United States of America were of the view that the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers had “changed the world forever”. And it was seen that the upcoming event really changed the world in real! However, the Bush administration came forward with the slogan “War on Terrorism” behind which the main target was to spot and bring Osama bin Laden to justice and sober the lamenting of the US citizens. The evidence of this decision came mainly from the fact that Osama bin Laden declared a “holy war” against the United States of America. The very decision was backed up by the US officials’ findings that the attacks were on the priority agenda of Al Qaeda.
As such, Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden was reportedly said to lurk somewhere, was attacked by the US-led coalition. And soon afterwards (in 2003) Iraq was also attacked in series of the “War on Terrorism”. Here the backing of the attack came from the US assertion that there were deep links between Iraq and Al Qaeda and that Iraq was developing WMD (weapons of mass destruction).
It was only after some time that different voices against this US-led coalition attack campaign were raised both by the scholars and common citizens across the globe and the real “truth about the 9/11 attacks” was looked for. According to Meacher, “First, it is clear the US authorities did little or nothing to pre-empt the events of 9/11. It is known that at least 11 countries provided advance warning to the US of the 9/11 attacks. Two senior Mossad experts were sent to Washington in August 2001 to alert the CIA and FBI to a cell of 200 terrorists said to be preparing a big operation (Daily Telegraph, September 16 2001). The list they provided included the names of four of the 9/11 hijackers, none of whom was arrested”. (Commondream.org)
He further informs us that in 1996 and 1999, respectively, plans of attack on Washington had already been reported: national intelligence council report noted that “al-Qaida suicide bombers could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the CIA, or the White House”. (Commondream.org) He suspects the US role in all the strategic departments: logistic, military, political, economic, etc. and at the end Meacher brings the conclusion:
[…]“global war on terrorism” has the hallmarks of a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda – the US goal of world hegemony, built around securing by force command over the oil supplies required to drive the whole project. (Commondream.org)
Hence, it is being more often quoted on the media these days that the “war on terrorism” by the US is actually a war for the acquisition of more oil supplies that the country needs for its growing industrial and automobile consumption in the years to come. The argument is supported by the fact that no evident link has been found between Al Qaeda and Iraq:
The Bush administration purposefully delayed the release of the report of the Joint Congressional Committee on 9-11 until after the conclusion of the Iraq war to hide facts such as the absence of an Iraq-AlQaeda link. (Washington Post)
The findings of Senate Intelligence Committee (2006) report found that there was no evidence to support the US judgment that Iraq was constructing weapons on mass destruction. (Bushlies.net) Moreover, the burning questions that are on the tongue of every one (US as well as non-US citizens) are far and numerous. People can be seen probing into every single issue related to the 9/11 attacks and the truth behind these attacks. They even start from as back in the past as the mid 1990s (where the roots of these attacks are seen hinged) and suspect every possible lurking hole like: the hijacking drama, the US non-action against the already given warning by it defense agencies; truth about who really Osama bin Laden is and what link he really had with the incident. The questions also include the US “unwise” presence in Iraq. Is it for the oil?
Keeping in view the US advances to Iraq for the acquisition of oil, its warnings to Iran not to proliferate uranium for the development of atomic warheads for the purposes of war, have all given support for the oil-acquisition drama. In this regard the Bush administration is being severely criticized for propagating something that they are not really after:
“But the Cheney-Bush junta wants a war in order to dominate Afghanistan, build a pipeline, gain control of the oil of Eurasia’s Stans for their business associates as well as to do as much damage to Iraq and Iran on the grounds that one day those evil countries may carpet our fields of amber grain with anthrax or something”. (Ratical.org)
The conclusion to be derived from all the above findings is that the truth of 9/11 attack is far more complex than it simply first looked or what the Bush administration posed it to be. The areas of doubt for the common US citizens are from the beginning to the end: all lie in great ambiguous ground. However, one thing is very clear that the US government has clouded its role on the “war on terrorism” as no proof on the part of Iraq for constructing the weapons of mass destruction was evidently found to be solid enough to evade the country “that never attacked the US; that never threatened to attack the US”. (Fahrenheit 9/11, Movie).
The US allegation of Saudi Arabia being involved in the attacks on the backstage door with the Al Qaeda is also seen as a far cry. The loads of details down from the hijacking of the plane up to the attacks on first Afghanistan then on Iraq (and the present threats to Iran) are overshadowed now. The outcome of this ambiguous scenario can be critically linked to the results of the present elections in which the Bush administration has been warned by the citizens of the United States of America to do what is right and not what it supposes should be done!
Also the citizens of New York are now speaking up for their right to know about the ground realities regarding the attacks on World Trade Centers and the issues related to them. There is much talk now about Osama bin Laden and his actual role in the attack plan as “Osama bin Laden was one of many US beneficiaries in its war against Moscow. He spent years in the mid-1980s traveling widely to raise funds and recruit thousands of Muslim youths to fight the Soviets”. (Bedi, n.d)
What is more? Such newspapers as the New York Times are being inquired about what role they actually played in the information spread with regard to the US attack on Iraq. For example Dr. Griffin challenges the paper for playing negative. “The New York Times is under fire for letting Judith Miller work as a member of the White House Iraq Group to spread disinformation, and then covering up Miller’s role and refusing to fire her. It has become obvious to fair-minded observers that the Times has been part of the Iraq disinformation campaign”.
Thus to sum up, the US government is not sufficiently equipped with the answers to satisfy its citizens on the following main point:
Osama bin Laden: his past and present linked with the US.
The whereabouts of Osama and why he has not been captured yet.
A solid account of the 9/11 attack plans by the attacking force namely Al Qaeda.
Reason to attack Iraq, under the ever changing opinion.
Reason to threaten Iran: is that all about atomic energy?
Islam and terrorism: are the interlinked or separate phenomena?
All these and many more ask for the truth of 9/11 attacks. So the truth of 9/11 is either misled or complex when it comes to the common opinion. This is also true that the there in now rising concern about these issues in the citizens and the state of disbelief has jumped manifold now as more and more see the “war on terrorism” not more than an attempt of growing business.
Now it is gravely needed that the US government (or to put bluntly- the Bush administration) must come up to some solid ground to satisfy the increasing curiosity of the people so that the truth about he 9/11 incident can be realized in its true accord.
As well as the international media, and political scenario need to be addressed with more profound reasons as to why Afghanistan then Iraq were attacked, and if attacking Iran is the solution of the upcoming threats to global peace that has been mainly under blunt threat by the aggressive moves of the US defense policies.
Chossudovsky, Michel. “America’s “War on Terrorism” Second ed, (2005).
9/11- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11%2C_2001_attacks#_note-69> Accessed on December 11, 2006.
Meacher, Michael- the War on Terrorism is Bogus
<http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0906-01.htm> Accessed on December 11, 2006.
9/11- Washington Post
<Waterman – UPI 07.23.03, Priest – Washington Post 07.25.03> Accessed on December 11, 2006.
9/11- Lies: Bushlies
<http://www.bushlies.net/index.html> Accessed on December 11, 2006.
<http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/EnemyWithin.html > Accessed on December 11, 2006.
Fahrenheit 9/11, (2004)
Fahrenheit 9/11, Movie. Director: Michael Moore
9/11- Rahul Bedi <http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jdw/jdw010914_1_n.shtml> Accessed on December 11, 2006.
9/11- Action Alert, Dr. Griffin
(911truth.org) <http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20051026140023649> Accessed on December 11, 2006.