When the Constitutional Convention concluded in 1787, it is reported that Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the Founding Fathers had crafted, and Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." Turns out we couldn't! Most Americans are unaware of the fact that their country has degenerated into an oligarchy.
I remember watching a live TV news broadcast of the September 11th event when a retired Air Force officer called in to the station and asked how it could be that nearly an hour after the first hijacked plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, the skies over Washington D.C. still had NOT been secured, thus making the Flight 77 attack on the Pentagon possible. "It starts already," I thought to myself. What had started already? The suspicion; the weird anomalies; the missing puzzle pieces; the unexpected behavior and the odd lack of expected responses to an emergency of this kind. In short, signs of The Conspiracy manifested early on and were evident to the rare citizen with unusual political acuity.
Few citizens realize that Insider complicity is not only imaginable, but to be expected. It's not like we've broken new ground here! The sinking of the Lusitania which helped to embroil U.S. citizens in the unpopular World War I and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, forcing them into the equally unpopular World War II served as the template for September 11th and its subsequent "War On Terror" in the Middle East. It's deja vu all over again (quoting that immortal yogi, Berra.)
'INSIDE JOB' brings together so many of the unaswered questions surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks and presents them in a very sensible and earnest manner. Naturally, those American citizens who have the audacity to raise these serious questions, and worse yet, expect REASONABLE answers from their government representatives, will be dogged by those Americans who interpret this as being "unpatriotic." Never mind; 'INSIDE JOB' raises the pertinent questions, even if it can't definitively answer them :
* Why was President Bush not immediately whisked away from the elementary school where he was speaking when it was known that hijacked planes were in the air and his location was public knowledge?
* Why are a number of N.Y. firefighters convinced that the WTC towers were brought down by strategically placed bombs, and not the steel-melting inferno that has been "sold" to the public?
* Why did Condoleeza Rice lie and say that an attack of this nature was unimaginable when it can be shown that our Intelligence agencies had information many years in advance which indicated that just such an attack was being planned?
[*2005, Feb.1 ADDENDUM: In 1995, the Manila police uncovered an al Qaeda terrorist plot to hijack commercial airliners and fly them into American buildings. The plan was code named "Project Bojinka" and the World Trade Center was specifically mentioned as a target. This information was turned over to U.S. Intelligence authorities. You wouldn't learn this from a person who reviews the book after reading only 20 pages of it, because this information is located on page 55. Of course, 6 years later "Project Bojinka" is carried out, and now some high-ranking American authorities are telling us that the possibility of such an atrocity was unimaginable. Sure!]
[*March 25 ADDENDUM: While I can't speak to the other issues he raised, with all due respect to Mr. Negley, an airliner attack on American landmarks including The World Trade Center WAS conceived by the "Project Bojinka" conspirators. See 'The New American' magazine, Vol. 17, No. 23, November 05, 2001.]
These are just 3 of the many very relevant questions that our government officials have failed to address satisfactorily. You'll find the others in 'INSIDE JOB'; the staggering amount of them will catapult you out of your comfort zone.
While 'INSIDE JOB' presents many nagging questions and points out the great discrepancies in the "official" version of the 9/11 events, the reasons for these will make little sense to the casual reader until he or she has gained a real understanding of the Big Picture. To that end, I likewise also highly recommend 'THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND' by G. Edward Griffin; 'NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON: 25 YEARS LATER' by John Stormer; and 'ORIGINAL INTENT' by David Barton. You may also wish to check out my Amazon guides, 'So You'd Like To READ THE CONGRESSMAN'S CONFESSION ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER' and 'So You'd Like To SEE THE NEW WORLD ORDER IN BLACK & WHITE.'
Since I opened with the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, I'll also close with it : "Those who are willing to sacrifice their freedoms for a measure of security deserve neither." I guess he means us, huh?