Ususally, I like to keep my posts light and fluffy, because, well, who needs to hear my depressing crap.
However, I'm becoming more intensely bothered by something, and it justifies discussion. I was sent a link to a dramatized version of the 9/11 Pentagon events. Essentially, the "drama" that's added suggests that it was not a plane that hit the Pentagon, but rather a missile. Their questions include: where are the plane parts?, where are the other security videos from surrounding hotels/gas stations, etc.?, and what about the particulars (how the plane was flying, how close to the ground, why wasn't there more damage with that much fuel, etc.)? I can't show you the actual 9/11 video, because it's been taken down from most sites - including the Washington Post's site (well, the link is there, but the video never loads.)
These are compelling questions, no doubt. I often wondered why there were tons of images coming out of New York, but the country nearly forgot that we here in the DC area were affected that day as well. I remember driving by Dulles Airport (one of the planes took off from here) on my way home from work terrified. I spent time on the phone (when it worked) trying to find out the status on people I knew who worked at the Pentagon. I listened to fighter jets fly over during the days when civilian aircraft weren't allowed to fly, jumping out of my skin each time.
But I have questions, too. There were 4 hijacked planes. If one didn't fly into the Pentagon, where'd it go? I mean, it's the Pentagon for Pete's sake, it's probably more fortified than any building we know. And why am I so disturbed by the fact that people are questioning the reason behind the chaos and fear that day and suggesting a consipiracy theory? I mean - I believe that there was more to JFK's death than we know, so why not this? Am I becoming (gasp) a Republican? (Perish that thought. Perish it now!)
Anybody seen the Flight 93 movie? I'm not sure, after seeing this video, if I'll ever be able to watch it, though I have almost a NEED to.
Any thoughts on the issue?
Update: I seem to be offending some people, and I just want to say that's not my intention. (That's why I try to stay away from political posts) I think our men and women in the military have died so that we can have a democratic nation, and it is our duty to them to exercise those democratic rights and make sure that our government is operating in a way that means they fight for what's right, and not an agenda. I'm not saying it is or is not a conspiracy. I'm saying we should always ask questions.