How the United States has changed since September 11
It’s time to heal and move on after this traumatic event
Since September 11, US foreign policy has been shaped by terrorism. More than $ 20 trillion has been spent to militarize the United States and seek revenge for the deadly attacks that have ravaged a country against Muslim nations, especially those harboring terrorists accused of destroying the Twin Towers.
However, not everyone thinks that two aluminum planes took down three concrete and steel buildings the same way. In fact, there are over 3,000 architects and engineers who do not believe the government version of history. Moreover, since the wars were also started under pretexts, there is a good chance that the government is lying about how the three structures were demolished.
As Pam Martens mentioned yesterday:
Today, when it comes to climate change or the pandemic, government officials tell us to follow the science. But when it comes to 9/11, government officials have been telling Americans for two decades to ignore scientists. We are talking about the 3,486 architects and engineers who signed a petition to reopen the 9/11 investigation because they are convinced that:
“… there are sufficient doubts about the official history and therefore the 9/11 investigation must be reopened and must include a full investigation into the possible use of explosives which could have been the real cause of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin. Towers and building 7.
Thousands of architects and engineers in the United States and abroad have challenged the federal government’s final report that explains why the Twin Towers collapsed. The final report was released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on October 26, 2005. This report lists 13 NIST investigators, 78 survey contributors, and 5 NIST “experts and consultants”. That’s a total of 96 people versus the 3,486 architects and engineers who say the federal government’s report is unreliable and needs to be reopened.
It is time for the world to know the truth about 9/11. Those who have lost loved ones deserve closure, and the country needs to be healed, but it can only do so if the truth is honored. Sadly, continuing to suppress the truth only persists this gaping plague, and every year we have tributes about the event, we exchange untruths.
End of eternal wars
The United States has now ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it has come at a cost. In Afghanistan alone, we spent $ 2.3 trillion. The country is worse off today than it has ever been. Biden and other countries have announced humanitarian aid to the people. Where did all the money we spent go? There is no infrastructure to show all the money spent over twenty years. Again, we need an honest assessment of where all the money has been spent. We know that Defense stocks have grown substantially over the past two decades, as have the many contractors. Let the American People Know the Truth – Be Responsible.
In addition, we need Congress to close the books and remove the excessive powers given to the executive. We must also limit the use of drones. As we frantically left Kabul, suicide bombers killed other soldiers and civilians. President Biden responded with two drone attacks claiming they were additional suicide planners and bombers. However, both vehicles were carrying civilians, including children. Congress must investigate and limit the use of drone warfare by our military.
In 2010, Julian Assange and Wikileaks altered journalism and the free press by publishing Iraq War Diaries, showing the US military’s war crimes. Cables gave the world a different perspective than what the press told us. Once again we got a glimpse of what a true free press looked like compared to the propaganda spewed out by the media owned by entertainment companies on television and in the newspapers. We also got to see the response of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) to be truly held accountable, as they tracked down Julian Assange and made his life miserable for telling the world the truth. It’s time to free Julian Assange from the MIC’s retaliatory efforts.
What America looks like today
Today, September 11, the country faces long-term internal challenges, ranging from the pandemic and climate change, to the resurgence of Russia and China, to the rise of global right-wing nationalism, including an American domestic policy pitting songs of socialism against a fascist right. wing. We still hear about intelligence gathering during an election uprising. Yet despite the polarizing politics that accompany the collapse of a society enduring forty years of unfettered capitalism, we have a POTUS that wants to lead the country down the center-right path. Good luck with that! Even POTUS has shown frustration over this as it came after the unvaccinated this week for keeping the country mired in a pandemic because they won’t do their part.
As the country’s demographics diversified and the United States elected its first black president, white grievances were undermined and politically armed. The advent of social media over the past 20 years has made confirmation bias rampant – if you believe anything, there’s likely a link that you think proves you’re right because the real press Libre is locked in Belmarsh Prison for telling the world the truth about MIC’s exploits and war crimes. Our economy is strained under forty years of economic fallout where the rich have grown grotesquely rich while the working class has stagnated and suffered. The United States has spent over $ 20 trillion to militarize our country, but we are no safer than in 2001, as evidenced by the 1/6 insurgency on Capitol Hill. If one word could sum up the last twenty years, I would say “overreaction”.
Major questions loom for the rest of the 21st century, and on this 9/11 it is worth reflecting on how September 11 of 20 years ago radically changed America.