By Giulietto Chiesa
September 11th, 2001 was a changing point in history and irrevocably altered the global agenda. Many Western convictions were shattered following this tragic and astonishing attack in which three thousand innocents lost their lives. The event sparked a United States military offensive that has resulted in two wars and has changed not only the world's geopolitical situation but also the balance of power that had been established in the preceding decades.
Although the culprits were presented to the world with amazing rapidity, it took more than three years to for the United States Congress to form the 9/11 Investigation Commission to formulate an overall explanation of the facts surrounding the attacks and their organization. Only one (alleged) culprit has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment by a regular trial.
However, after a careful analysis of the official version, what emerge are not only the numerous lacunas in investigation procedure, but also the clear dishonesty of several other points.
The lack of credibility, official reticence and some obvious inconsistencies of the official story raise additional, extremely serious questions. There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. When the powers that be lie, it means there are truths they want to hide. The existence of these falsehoods leads us to believe that the kamikazes did not act on their own, but had powerful allies at various levels of the American establishment, in the machinery of defense, and in the country's intelligence agencies.
The media – especially the American media, excepting a very small minority – have accepted the official version. In the years following the attacks a deafening curtain of silence dropped over mainstream the mainstream and journalists applied the axiom of contemporary reporting: “what shouldn't be true, isn't” (Gore Vidal). We do not accept this criterion.
In light of the outstanding importance of 9/11 and its global aftermath we cannot tolerate these numerous omissions, and apparent thoughtlessness, carelessness, and blaring silence. The "inefficiency-incompetence" theory does not bear out even the most basic analysis. The inadequacy of this theory leads us to suspect a deliberate intention to keep the truth from reaching the general public.
Faced with the multitude of unexplained curiosities surrounding the event, a crucial turning point in our collective history, we are obliged to question and search for answers. In recent years, the numerous attempts to search for this truth have yielded a massive inventory of rigorously examined data, analysis, and images; this evidence confirms our every suspicion. We want to offer our contribution to this body work, knowing that peace and democracy face terrible risks until light is shed on the responsibility for these attacks and how they were effectively carried out.
Experts have written that the truth regarding September 11 th will not be discovered in this generation. We cannot replace the work of investigators who worked with primary data gathered in the field and eyewitness testimony. However, the data they produced contain obvious deceit and imprecision.
Our work cannot possibly provide a complete reconstruction of the truth about the entire scenario; it consists nonetheless in verifying whether and how other reconstructions (the official story and the other studies carried out by scholars, journalists, researchers, intelligence agents, and other sector experts) are compatible with the known facts, and whether they are logical, scientific deductions. Only after illustrating the inconsistencies shall we move forward, in search of possible explanations.
The titanic task of collecting and analyzing data requires teamwork. We believe in collective research, the aim of which is to produce a series of multimedia informational tools, especially targeted at the experts and journalistic community. A preliminary survey of the available information allows us to conclude that the level of knowledge regarding this event and its implications is extremely low, even among politicians and the media.
We are aware that treating this subject exposes us to two risks: the more minor risk of being grouped in the category of paranoid, conspiracy-theorists; and the greater risk of becoming exposed to inevitable attack from the mainstream media, in other words, those who've kept silent until now. For this reason, this project has sought the involvement of specialists in the various fields of investigation. These individuals provide the necessary guarantees to avoid manipulation and factious misinterpretation of our work.
We are also aware that judgment about the dimension of complicity - official or unofficial - might be very varied. However we are all united by the belief that the importance of this issue renders independent inquiry is absolutely indispensable. This must be done not only in the name of the victims, but also in the name of world peace, and our very status as citizens as civil and human rights have been seriously compromised since 9/11, as have the basic norms of the international community.
Giulietto Chiesa, Franco Fracassi Megachip organisation's working group on 9/11
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