An unresolved mystery: The mass murder of 9/11
By Elias Davidsson (2004, slightly amended in January 2007)
On July 22, 2004, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States issued its Final Report on the events of September 11, 2001. This document of over 500 pages is posted on the internet. It has been presented as the “unanimous conclusion” of the Commission members on what happened on that day and on the reasons for the failure to prevent the attacks. The Commission exonerates American public officials from any blame for such failure, which according to its Chairman, Thomas H. Kean, resulted from failures of “policy, management, capability and, above all, a failure of imagination”.
Yet, the Commission has studiously disregarded a wealth of evidence, testimonies, contradictions, anomalies and questions, which both independent researchers and families of victims have referred to. The Commission left large areas of inquiry shrouded in mystery and based its conclusions on “evidence” it did not wish and was not allowed to verify.
The number of anomalies that has been reported by independent researchers regarding 9/11 is staggering. A simple google-search with the string “unanswered questions 9/11” yields over 20,000 sites. These extend to the alleged reasons for the collapses of the two World Trade towers and the lesser known collapse of WTC-7 (which was not hit by an aircraft), the implausibility of a passenger aircraft hitting the Pentagon and disappearing without trace, the alleged shooting down of UA 93 in Pennsylvania, the lack of wreckage of the crashed planes, the removal and destruction of forensic evidence, the relaxed conduct of various public leaders on the fateful day, prescient remarks by US leaders, and so forth. Many, though not all, of these anomalies are discussed in Prof. David Ray Griffin’s book The New Pearl Harbor, published earlier this year. In this article, we will concentrate on a single, but crucial, anomaly, namely the lack of evidence that any Muslim fanatic boarded the doomed planes.
The first questions facing any crime investigator are: Who committed the crime and how was it committed. These questions would normally precede any efforts to discover the motives of the perpetrators, examining the preparation of the crime, identifying accomplices and developing means to prevent similar crimes in the future. Yet, the US authorities did not proceed in this time-proven manner. It did not initiate a proper criminal investigation at all and resisted even the call for a congressional inquiry into these events. In fact, as early as on September 12, 2001, John Ashcroft, US Attorney General emphasized that investigating the mass murder of the previous day and bringing the accomplices to trial was not a priority. The priority of the FBI was to stop new terrorist attacks.