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Friday, September 24, 2010

Did 9/11 Really "Change Everything"?

We've been told that 9/11 changed everything.

Is it true?

Let's look:

  • The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this)

  • Cheney apparently even made Iraqi's oil fields a national security priority before 9/11
  • Cheney dreamed of giving the White House the powers of a monarch long before 9/11

  • Cheney and Rumsfeld actively generated fake intelligence which exaggerated the threat from an enemy in order to justify huge amounts of military spending long before 9/11. And see this
  • Cheney and the rest of the neocons lamented - before 9/11 - that America could not truly project its power globally without the justification of a "new Pearl Harbor"
  • The decision to threaten to bomb Iran was made before 9/11

  • The government knew that terrorists could use planes as weapons -- and had even run its own drills of planes being used as weapons against the World Trade Center and other U.S. high-profile buildings, using REAL airplanes -- all before 9/11
  • The government heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers' own mouths before 9/11

  • It was known long before 9/11 that torture doesn't work to produce accurate intelligence, but is an effective way to terrorize people

So did 9/11 really "change everything"? Or was it simply an excuse to implement existing plans?


  1. This is excellent!
    Thank you.

  2. America did not have to change. It is Big Brother trying to control all us little people. There needs to be investigations yet the new administration doesn't want to hear it. Why? We have lost our liberties, our freedom, our justice system and our democratic government as we are being taken over by big interests. No, America didn't have to or need to change. That was a another lie. What needs to change is the way criminal activity in government against the American people is handled, not ignored or covered up. Treason has been committed but no investigations ? I guess more hands were in the soup then we know.

  3. Point well made. 9/11 didn't change EVERYTHING. But it DID change the mind of the sheeple who decided because of watching buildings being hit by planes that a new war was justified. Kids signed up in droves to go off and fight (and risk injury and death) and taxpayers decided to stand by and let their leaders commit US dollars to an outrageous illegal undertaking. Much of the rest of the world saw the US in a new light, as a ruthless aggressor with imperialistic intentions in a way they hadn't recently looked at us. American leaders went on record as torturers. The acceleration of the end of the old US was started. A LOT DID CHANGE from the loss of sanity that occurred on that day.

  4. I agree with John Owen that 9/11 moved the minds of millions toqwards support for costly (in blood and treasure) invasions. Whether the powers that be needed this su-pport (I think they act regardless) they certainly did want this support.

  5. Only a very stupid person would think the US Gvt had nothing to do with 911. Wake up, please!!

    Fo all you so called patriots, demand an investigation via an o/s (non US) entity. Demand to find out the truth and ask questions.


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