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I thought I was done with 9/11 three days ago. Then I thought I was done with it yesterday. All that reading. All those podcasts. Yet it’s past my bedtime again, and 9/11 is still bugging the hell out of me …

Once my head crossed the line into believeing that WTC 7 fell due to controlled demolition, the road on the other side of that line just keeps getting longer with no apparent end.

I still feel positive that Bin Laden and his followers were the primary perpetrators of 9/11. I still feel fairly confident that most of the Bush administration — including Bush, Rice, Powell, maybe Rumsfeld — were merely negligent about 9/11.

But I’m starting to think that more and more people knew 9/11 was coming, and took steps to make sure they profited from it. Larry Sliverstein is starting to seem like just the small tip of an iceberg in this category.

Worse of all, I’m starting to suspect that one common trait among many, if not most, of the folks who knew 9/11 was coming, and who took steps to ensure their advantage, is that they count themselves as members of the Jewish Diaspora and/or Israel.

Great. 43 years into a life lived more or less free of “isms”, I’m finding I now see more truth in what neo-nazis are saying about 9/11 than I do in what our Goverment and Corporate Media say. Argh!

Well, if Israel and Jewish Americans turn out to be central “supporting players” on 9/11 (ie. playing Bin Laden like a fiddle), the one thing I am confident of is that America will behave much better than did Europe in the 1940s.

As you can see, I’ve added a tag called “9/11”. I retract what I said in my Fourth Turning piece from 2003. There I said that I didn’t think 9/11 would serve as the Fourth Turning event that shifted us into the coming Crisis. The reason I said that is that I didn’t believe that the ensuing “War on Terror” would define the crisis. I still don’t believe that.

But now I’m thinking that 9/11 is the Fourth Turning for a different reason. That reason concerns 9/11 “conspiracy theories”. Two years ago, I saw that what Eisenhower called the “military industrial complex” had both created the conditions that led Bin Laden to perpetrate 9/11, and had profited from it afterward.

But what I’m starting to suspect now is that at least some Corporations, and some folks in the government, “rigged” 9/11 to make sure that once Bin Laden struck, the day would play out in such a way as to lock in their advantages.

Despite the efforts of Government and Corporate Media to keep the lid on this, and maybe in part because of those efforts, the buzz among People who are smelling a rat over 9/11 is ever growing. I’m starting to think that 9/11 will turn out after all to be the match that lit the fire to People vs. Corporations.

Thanks to AndI and Sean for pushing my gaze to 9/11. I finally see it. It was right there all along.

Four podcasts into analyzing 9/11, and I still had some niggling doubts. Being an 8, I can’t stand living in ambiguity and confusion. So I watched yet another 9/11 video: 9/11 Eyewitness. That one finally got through to me. I now believe that WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed due to detonated explosives that had been placed in the towers prior to 9/11. However I still don’t believe that any Americans — in the adminstration or outside — intended to kill anyone on that day (but I do think there were some shady, unfortunate actions).

Below, I lay out where I come out on culpability concerning 9/11. Beside each “defendant”, I indicate my verdict concerning their role in connection with the events of 9/11 (ie. nothing about how they behaved afterward). Next to that is what I read as their plea in response.

1. Bin Laden and his Followers. Verdict: specific intent to mass murder; Plea: self-defense.

2. Afghani Taliban and Pakistan. Verdict: accessory to mass murder; Plea: defender of the faith.

3. Bush Administration. Verdict: gross negligence; Plea: defender of the faith.

4. CIA. Verdict: negligence; Plea: guilty as charged.

5. Foreign Intelligence Services. Verdict: Ignored friend of the US; Plea: guilty as charged.

6. Larry Silverstein. Verdict: reckless endangerment; Plea: just trying to make a buck here (wth some pangs of guilt).

7. American People. Verdict: neligent sleep; Plea: slowly waking up.

I realize this may seem obtsue. So here are a few hours of podcasts I recorded yesterday to explain all this:

(100) 9/11, My Final Take, Part I: Introduction (After watching the video called 9/11 Eyewitness, I’m finally sold that the towers collapsed due to explosives planted prior to 9/11. But where do we go from here?)

(101) 9/11, My Final Take, Part II: Jewish Culture, Diaspora versus Israel (I suspect that the personality type of the Jewish Diaspora is 7, while that of Israel is 8. This parallels the relationship between England (a 5 country) and its offspring America (an 8 country).)

(102) 9/11, My Final Take, Part III: The Trial (Here, I analyze the 9/11 roles of Bin Laden, the Pakistanis, Foresign Intelligence Services, and Larry Silverstein.)

(103) 9/11, My Final Take, Part IV: Bush and the Verdict (The trial portion concludes with defendant Bush and his government. Finally, the verdicts are entered. Now I can sleep peacefully.)

for the money has gone too far

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