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9/11: Never Forget but Never Stop Asking Questions

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9/11: Never forget but never stop asking questions.

Wanting the whole truth is not belittling the lives lost or the work of the heroes, rather it honors them.

I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. I was just 13 years old, still in middle school at the time. We were in science class when the news broke. Everything that morning pointed to a normal Tuesday at school. The first ‘thing’ that we learned about the attacks was when our history teacher came into the room and told us that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Needless to say, we didn’t think much of it because we assumed that it was a little plane that lost control or something to that effect. We went about our morning, but then we got the news that shook us to the core. A second plane had hit the World Trade Center. It was at that moment when our minds began to realize a new reality.

Terrorism. 

I can honestly say that the word terrorism wasn’t part of my vernacular up to that point in my life. After September 11, 2001, that changed, dramatically. Classes that day were unofficially canceled. Everyone was glued to televisions watching what was taking place. The horror of it still brings chills to my spine even as I write this article. That afternoon, we had a soccer game scheduled in Lexington, North Carolina. I remember vividly my nervousness and fear I felt that evening simply by seeing a plane fly over our field during play. I spent the remainder of the evening watching the news, asking questions, and trying to learn why anyone would want to do this to our country.

The world changed.

Over the coming days, the terms terrorismradical Islam, and war on terror became commonplace. Our world changed after September 11th. Nothing has ever been the same. More than half my life has been in the post-9/11 era. It’s hard to remember a time before it. Despite the years that have passed and the 9/11 Commission trying to dispel any questions, I seem to have more than ever.

Why don’t we get the ‘whole’ story?

This article is not a “George Bush did 9/11” opinion piece. Far from it. It is, however, a call for the American people to get the full story. There are countless documentaries and investigators that show the countless holes in the “official story” of September 11, 2001. I will not regurgitate those here, but they exist, and many of their points are valid. The end game of this article is to encourage you to do some digging.

It’s possible that this is the first time you’ve ever really thought about other scenarios outside of the official story. Here are some questions that will at least get you thinking and help steer your own research:

  • Why aren’t there any released videos of the attack on the Pentagon despite there being dozens of cameras on that building at every angle, but rather we are told that the video footage does not exist? All we were given was a few images from a gas station camera.
  • Why is the mention of the Saudi connection removed from the official story despite it being an integral part of the events that day?
  • How did World Trade Center Building 7 fall at free fall speeds into its own footprint despite lack of obvious structural damage?
  • Is it concerning that Richard Clarke, a counter-terrorism expert in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, believes the CIA covered up knowledge of multiple 9/11 hackers?
  • Why did NORAD lie to investigators about intercepts for weeks, per John Farmer, council for the 9/11 Commission?
  • Why did we focus on Iraq as a target despite any evidence (even in the early stages) that Saddam Hussein had anything to with the attacks?
  • There are countless other questions that a simple google search will uncover.

What do we do as Americans?

I am not trying to convince you that “9/11 was an inside job.” Additionally, I am not trying to convince you to believe the official story. I don’t have the real answers. That’s the problem, none of us do. Instead, I am asking you to do your duty as an American: demand the truth and nothing but the truth. It’s been 16 years since that horrific day where countless Americans lost their lives. Families have gone almost a decade and a half without loved ones. The heroes that worked tirelessly to save who they could still flash in our memories and our hearts. There are large pieces in the 9/11 puzzle that we still don’t have. We all deserve the truth. As another anniversary of that horrific day comes and goes, never forget the loss of life and the sacrifice of our heroes, but never stop asking questions. The truth will set us free.

About Bradley Brewer

Bradley Brewer

Writer/Contributor for Rogue Right Media | Founder of Liberty News 1776 on Twitter | Millennial | Christian Pro-Life Constitutional Conservative | Citizen Journalist | Second Amendment Advocate

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