Sunday, September 11, 2011

Do we really have all the facts?

The other night I witnessed two very close friends have an in-depth and almost heated conversation about what happened on this fateful day ten years ago.

The event, forever etched in our hearts and minds, is, of course, the tragedy simply known as 9/11. It was the day that a group of Islamic Muslim fundamentalists who were involved in a terrorist organization decided to crash commercial airliners into the World Trade Center for the sake of destroying what they had deemed to be "Capitalist infidels" who had committed countless acts of injustice against them. We all know where we were and what we were doing that day...most of us watched the tragedy unfold live on television. I did.

Back to the conversation that I witnessed...
My two good friends had very opposing viewpoints of the events of 9/11. One, having seen several conspiracy theory documentaries, was convinced that there was(and still is) more than meets the eye to whole 9/11 thing. The other, feeling that our news agencies and networks are completely forthcoming with every piece of evidence they have, is convinced that what we know to be true is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. They both felt as though the other was full of shit, and couldn't believe that the other could believe their own opinion so blindly.

Perhaps they both are right. Perhaps the news agencies have reported everything they know to report. Perhaps there is more to all of it than meets the eye.

Now...I have taken the time to watch a handful of these documentaries..."Zeitgeist, the movie", "Loose Change", and "In Plane Sight" just to name a few. While I don't necessarily believe every tidbit of information contained therein, they do present some interesting facts and viewpoints that can't help but make one curious as to whether or not our government is telling us the whole truth about the 9/11 tragedy. There are definitely provocative facts provided that are enough to make one say, "Hmmmmm...I smell a rat!" Granted, no one wants to think that our government could be so callous as to allow thousands of innocent people to die just to promote some ideology or agenda that would benefit a small few...however, our government has been guilty of much more than that at times.

Do I believe everything I see and hear in these documentaries?...No.
Do I believe that there is information out there that could have been withheld from the public?...Absolutely.

Again, perhaps both of my friends are right...Perhaps the news agencies have reported all the verifiable information they have been given. Perhaps the government has not willfully given all of the verifiable information that they have.

This is what I ask of you...doubt everything until you feel that you have enough facts with which to substantiate your opinion. Don't just blindly accept as the whole truth that which our government and our news agencies allow us to hear. Keep in mind that while we may have been given all of the facts, there always exists the possibility that there actually might be more facts out there that we have not been allowed to be made aware of. Having said that, I ask of you to check out those aforementioned documentaries and then come back and tell me what you think.

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