On 9/11


I couldn’t decide whether or not to share this post because I know it will bring up sad memories for people and possibly induce uncomfortable feelings.

But then I thought, “Why not?” What happened on 9/11 should never be forgotten, and that until the TRUTH is finally revealed about who is really responsible for that day, no one should stop questioning or talking about it.

So here goes, folks.

And I’m just going to forewarn you that this a blunt, raw and passionate post. No humor today.

Back Story:

If you would care to read a post I wrote several years ago about my visiting the World Trade Center a month and a half before 9/11, you will find it here.


I have to be honest. I had a delayed reaction to what occurred on September 11, 2001.

I don’t know whether it was shock, denial or just plain ignorance on my part, but it didn’t really hit me until about 4 years ago when I began watching video after video of what happened on that day.

It started with grief. I don’t think I ever grieved so hard or so deep in my life.

Not only did I grieve for the people who lost their lives in the attacks, but for the courageous firefighters who also died fighting for those lives.


The most difficult thing for me to watch was the people who had to make a choice of whether to burn to death or jump out of a 90-story window because they were so terrified. I forced myself to watch those videos because I was finally at a point where I needed to SEE and FACE what had happened.

Truthfully, it felt as though I was watching a movie and that what I was witnessing were stunt falls because I couldn’t fathom anyone having to do that for REAL.

Next came my anger.

And like with my grief, I don’t think I ever felt so much anger in my life.

I was angry because I could not believe that my country allowed this to happen. And I was angry at the people who did this to us. Anytime I saw someone on the street who was Muslim, I wanted to spit at them. That's how angry I was.

For the past four years, I’ve harbored a great deal of anger, paranoia and prejudice towards anyone who was Muslim. I got to the point where if someone came into my store who was Muslim, I ignored them as if they weren't even there.

Present Story:

For the past month and a half, I’ve spent a great deal of time researching stories and watching videos of new evidence that what we as Americans were told what had happened on 9/11 was in fact a LIE.

And it’s ironic because for years my own mother has been telling me this over and over again, but I blew her off as if she didn’t know what she was talking about. But she knew.

At first, I didn’t want to believe it. Yet, as I watched and listened to countless educated and knowledgeable people step forth and tell their stories of what REALLY happened on that day (in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA), the truth finally hit me.

There are too many questions unanswered; too many things that don’t make sense; too many people being silenced who know things.

With what I’ve seen and heard over these past few months, I do believe that 9/11 was an act of terrorism. Yet, not by the people who I’ve been unjustifiably spewing my anger at, but rather by looking within.

I called my mother last week and had a long discussion about this and midway through our conversation I began to sob uncontrollably - I literally shook with grief. But this time I grieved for a different reason than I did four years ago. I grieved because this was a choreographed and self-inflicted act of terrorism.

It was a magic trick.

But like with all magic, the magician creates a plausible distraction to keep the audience from noticing the trickery, so that they only believe what's in front of them.

And why was this act of terrorism done?

Well, it all boils down to two things.

MONEY and POWER.

And how sad that is.

I would like to apologize for my past anger directed at Muslim’s. I was wrong and unfair, and I’m sincerely sorry.

But you see I had a veil over my eyes; believing that what my country told me was true.

I am not here to alter your personal views on 9/11, because that's something you would have to research on your own and come to your own conclusion.

But I believe it was an inside job.

Will the truth ever be openly revealed? Probably not. But I know.

I just do.

With 9/11 approaching, I would like to dedicate this post to the thousands of people who lost their lives that day, and to the family and friends of those people who still live with this grief and mystery.

And to New York City. The city I love with all my heart.

I would like to say…

Your loved ones are in a much better and safer place.

Amen.


46 comments

  1. Hi Ronnie,

    I respect you for sharing of the 11 September and your feelings and beliefs around it. Everyone who remembers the 11 September has been changed forever.

    It matters not if you are American because everyone has horrified to see innocents at work or in an airplane being targets.I can't touch one some emotions in writing because some of the horror still grips me when I remember certain details of the new stories.... That is how freaking awful 11 September was. Even if you weren't there, the power of this hatred and violence cuts through.

    I have to commend you, Ronnie, for working through your feelings. The grief and the sadness, then the anger. And then, coming to grips with the hate and realizing that no, not all Muslims are like that. I am not judging you but hate like this can be blinding.

    I also think that the world has not yet even begun to known the truth about 11 September. I am not even going to try and explain. Something else utterly shocks me; how the rescuers have been treated following 9-11; These courageous men and women who helped the public on that day are have been forgotten as they now battle health problems after inhaling dangerous dust and fumes. Some have died due to these health problems, others are unable to work. :(((

    Hugs for healing that spot where anger once lived.
    ((((((((((( Ronnie)))))))))

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  2. Rob LenihanAugust 27, 2012

    9/11 was such a blow to my city's heart. We can rebuild but I don't believe we'll ever be the same. To be honest, Ron, I'm not much on the conspiracy theory, but I truly hate how 9/11 was exploited for every bogus cause, including the war in Iraq. And to add insult to injury, when our ailing first responders needed helo, the Republican congress VOTED AGAINST A BILL that would have provided them with health care. This bunch included Paul Ryan, so my hatred for this man knows no bounds. It seems we can afford a tax cut for the rich, but we can do nothing for the real heroes of 9/11. Sorry to rant, buddy, but I appreciate and respect your thoughts on this. Take care and have a great week!

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  3. I appreciate your post, Ron. Our hearts felt the tragedy just as much as if it was in our own country. We cried with you, but I think you know that. I remember it was my son's birthday and I gave him hell because I was fraught with hate, disgust, and pity. Muslims here have had a hard time as well, I know that for a fact. They, like us, have no time for extremists. I can't get my head round the fact that 9/11 might have been an inside job. Would the same apply to the bombings over here?

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  4. Forgot to say..... gave a great week, and a calm one.

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  5. I'm glad you've let go of your anti-Muslim feelings, Ron. There's no place for hatred and disrespect in the world. And while we don't share the same views on 9/11, I completely respect your beliefs and your willingness to share that.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Bonjour Barb~

    "It matters not if you are American because everyone has horrified to see innocents at work or in an airplane being targets.I can't touch one some emotions in writing because some of the horror still grips me when I remember certain details of the new stories.... That is how freaking awful 11 September was. Even if you weren't there, the power of this hatred and violence cuts through."

    You're right, my friend, it matters not if you are American because everyone has been affected by 9/11. It was something that affected the whole world and continue to affect the whole world.

    "And then, coming to grips with the hate and realizing that no, not all Muslims are like that. I am not judging you but hate like this can be blinding."

    No, I don't think you're judging me at all because it's the truth, hate like that can be blinding and that's what I was...blinded. Part of the reason of why I was sobbing to my mother over the phone last week was because I was so ashamed of myself for having felt that way for so long.

    "I also think that the world has not yet even begun to known the truth about 11 September."

    You said it!

    "Something else utterly shocks me; how the rescuers have been treated following 9-11; These courageous men and women who helped the public on that day are have been forgotten as they now battle health problems after inhaling dangerous dust and fumes. Some have died due to these health problems, others are unable to work. :((("

    Yes, I know. The repercussions of 9/11 will be felt for a LONG time.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Barb. And thank you for your supportive words. Have a great week!

    (((( You ))))

    X to you and D!

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  7. Hey there Rob~

    No apologies needed for your rant, I respect your thoughts and feelings.

    " but I truly hate how 9/11 was exploited for every bogus cause, including the war in Iraq. And to add insult to injury, when our ailing first responders needed helo, the Republican congress VOTED AGAINST A BILL that would have provided them with health care. This bunch included Paul Ryan, so my hatred for this man knows no bounds. It seems we can afford a tax cut for the rich, but we can do nothing for the real heroes of 9/11."

    Amen!

    "9/11 was such a blow to my city's heart. We can rebuild but I don't believe we'll ever be the same."

    You're right...it will never be the same.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings, buddy, I appreciate it. Have a SUPER week!

    X

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  8. Good morning Valerie~

    "Our hearts felt the tragedy just as much as if it was in our own country. We cried with you, but I think you know that."

    Yes, dear lady, I do know that. 9/11 didn't just affect the U.S., it affected the whole world. And will continue to do so.

    " Muslims here have had a hard time as well, I know that for a fact. They, like us, have no time for extremists."

    You're right, and that's something I've realized. It was cruel and totally unfair of me to generalize like that.

    " I can't get my head round the fact that 9/11 might have been an inside job. Would the same apply to the bombings over here?"

    As I shared, I'm not attempting to alter anyone's belief on 9/11, but my belief is that it was.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Valerie. Muchly appreciated and respected.

    Have an AWESOME week!

    X

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  9. Howdy Mark~

    "I'm glad you've let go of your anti-Muslim feelings, Ron. There's no place for hatred and disrespect in the world."

    You're right, buddy. And I for one (being gay) should of had more of an understanding.

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your own thoughts yet, being willing and respectful to hear mine. I appreciate that.

    Have a great week, bud!

    X to you and Tara!

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  10. YOU ? Out of all the people I know... harboured RAGE?
    That is hard to believe for me but... it was in the past and we are glad you have moved on.

    Whether your country spoke the truth against us not, we were hurt anyway. Because some people who associated with us were proud of what happened and unashamedly took credit for it.

    We too learned a lot in the last 11 years. The events of that day made us search ourselves and try to identify who we are and how we fit into the broader society.
    We began to identify enemies without ourselves first and then the outside and it has come at a great cost.

    Many of us squarely but all the blame of 9/11 on "insiders" and that this artificial war was created to get rid of one particular regime in the east.

    But most of us still question and are not yet ready to accept until we find hard, credible evidence and the ultimate truth.

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  11. Hey there Jaffer~

    "YOU ? Out of all the people I know... harboured RAGE?
    That is hard to believe for me but... it was in the past and we are glad you have moved on."

    Yes, to be totally honest, I'm capable of harbouring much rage. But I'm also willing to admit when I am wrong about something. And I was definitely WRONG about this and am truly sorry.

    "Whether your country spoke the truth against us not, we were hurt anyway. Because some people who associated with us were proud of what happened and unashamedly took credit for it."

    Yes, I know you were hurt because ignorant people such as myself carelessly 'generalized.'

    "Many of us squarely but all the blame of 9/11 on "insiders" and that this artificial war was created to get rid of one particular regime in the east."

    I hear ya. Many people here believe the same thing.

    "But most of us still question and are not yet ready to accept until we find hard, credible evidence and the ultimate truth."

    Amen! We all should be questioning.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings on this topic. I truly appreciate, admire, and respect that.

    Again, thank you.

    Have a great week, Jaffer!

    X

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  12. As you know Ron, I'm not a politically minded person. I do know that man is capable of the most awful atrocities, so would always have an open mind on most things. I do find this massive human atrocity hard to swallow in any way, but to think it would be an 'inside job' horrifies me even more. I'm not sure I'd want to be a part of the human race if I thought that people could do this to their fellow countrymen. More so, if it was done by people in power for self gain.

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  13. Dear ron,
    I cannot address your post as it is so raw, it hit the exact nerve within my own heart. I hate that last photo with a passion for some reason..i always felt it was some sort of cartoon, as if... whatever.

    To read your direct and thought-provoking post is inspiring. Your writing is eloquent in your description of your emotional state. Conspiracies abound over this as in most everything and personally I mourn the people who had to give their lives not the political issues, of which there are so many, the mind just shuts down.

    What is there to say? We bomb the guts out of Iraq for their OIL [that we never succeeded in controlling!!] when it was the Saudis who bombed the towers... i think we missed the point as well as the perpetrators whom WE have ties with.

    Have a good week, ron. You are wise to post this now rather than at the time when they roll out the inevitable PR that happens each year.

    I hope they rerun this ... The best thing I watched last year was a little known TV show with just 5 wives of 5 firemen who died. It was gut-wrenching and wise at the same time. I cried for days after that because those women were so proud. To this day I only understand their pride in their spouses not their country. And that's the truth....

    much love, my friend...xoxox

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  14. Hiya Babs~

    "I do find this massive human atrocity hard to swallow in any way, but to think it would be an 'inside job' horrifies me even more."

    It horrifies me too, my friend. I've done quite a bit of investigating and researching this past month and a half, and I shared, I'm not here to alter anyone else's view on 9/11. But from what I read and heard, I believe it was 'inside' which makes it even more horrifying to me.

    "I'm not sure I'd want to be a part of the human race if I thought that people could do this to their fellow countrymen. More so, if it was done by people in power for self gain."

    I feel the same way.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings on this topic. Muchly appreciated and respected.

    Have a GREAT week, Babs!

    X to you and Mo!

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  15. Hello Dear Linda~

    I totally understand your feelings, my friend, because I knew this post would have that affect on others. As I shared, I'm not here to alter or change anyone's view on 9/11 because people are free to believe what they want. I just needed to get this out and express my own views and beliefs. And I'm glad I did.

    "...personally I mourn the people who had to give their lives not the political issues, of which there are so many, the mind just shuts down."

    Me too. I've been mourning A LOT. I finally had to pull myself away from it for a bit, because it was really getting to me.

    "You are wise to post this now rather than at the time when they roll out the inevitable PR that happens each year."

    Yes, that's specifically why I posted this now.

    "The best thing I watched last year was a little known TV show with just 5 wives of 5 firemen who died. It was gut-wrenching and wise at the same time. I cried for days after that because those women were so proud. To this day I only understand their pride in their spouses not their country. And that's the truth...."

    I've not seen the show you speak of however, I did watch countless videos about the firefighters on 9/11, and sat here sobbing my heart out because I was so touched by their loyalty, dedication and unending inner strength to go on and on until they saved as many people as they could. THEY are the TRUE hero's!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear friend. And thank you for sharing your feelings on this post.

    ((((( Linda )))))

    Have a great week!

    xoxoxoxoxo

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  16. I agree

    And that's all I can say right now because I'm crying reading this.

    Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful week, Ron.

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  17. Hola Denise~

    (((( You ))))

    I understand. Thank you for stopping by.

    Have a great week...X

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  18. Ron, I don't believe in the inside job/conspiracy theory but, I also have to say that I don't believe that 'everything' we've been told about 9/11 is 100% accurate either.

    Riveting post! You were raw but also sensitive.

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  19. Hiya Matt~

    "I don't believe in the inside job/conspiracy theory but, I also have to say that I don't believe that 'everything' we've been told about 9/11 is 100% accurate either."

    Yes, I've talked to several other people who feel the same way.

    And I wonder....will we ever really HEAR the truth?

    Always great seeing ya, buddy. Thanks for stopping by and sharing you input and thoughts on this topic. Appreciate that!

    Have a terrific week!

    X

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  20. We lost someone we knew in the towers. Still too hard to talk about.

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  21. Hiya Bill~

    I can't even imagine, so I understand.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a great Monday and great week ahead of you!

    X to you and Paul!

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  22. WOW Ron, this is a strong STRONG post... I am open to just about anything nowadays. I read EVERY comment so far here, including yours. Very powerful.

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  23. Herman TurnipAugust 27, 2012

    Ron: Excellent post. And yeah, this cowardly attack will always remain fresh in my mind. No short-term memory over here. Although I don't agree that was in inside job (I myself tend to have questions regarding the attack on the Pentagon. Sure, I see the plane parts, but I don't see how a 757 could make such a tiny hole), I can see why you would think that way. I guess time will eventually tell what really happened. And if it's proven that it was an inside job, I'd hate to think what the repercussions could be. The mind boggles...

    And great photo of you at the top of the WTC! One of the things on my bucket list is to make my way to the top of the Empire State Building. Sure, it's cliched and touristy, but I think I'd be fun, and it'd be something that Tyler could tell his friends :-)

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  24. Hiya Katherine~

    Yes, I know it's strong. I needed to get this out and share my own thoughts and feelings on 9/11, and what my thoughts were four years ago, compared to what they are now. My views have changed dramatically.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. You're a sweetheart!

    Have a faaaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  25. Howdy Herman~

    Thank you, buddy.

    " Although I don't agree that was in inside job (I myself tend to have questions regarding the attack on the Pentagon. Sure, I see the plane parts, but I don't see how a 757 could make such a tiny hole), I can see why you would think that way."

    Exactly!

    "I guess time will eventually tell what really happened. And if it's proven that it was an inside job, I'd hate to think what the repercussions could be."

    Yes, I hoping from the center of heart that time WILL eventually tell. But like you, I hate to think what the repercussions could be.

    "And great photo of you at the top of the WTC!"

    Aw...thanks. The lady standing next to me was my previous boss in Florida. We went up to the WTC towards the end of July 2001. And I will NEVER forget what an AMAZING view that was!

    "One of the things on my bucket list is to make my way to the top of the Empire State Building. Sure, it's cliched and touristy, but I think I'd be fun, and it'd be something that Tyler could tell his friends :-)"

    OMG...no, not cliched or touristy at all. Tyler would LOVE it! In fact, when I still lived in NYC, I would periodically go up to the Empire State Building with my friends at night. The view was SPECTACULAR! And I think back then it was only like a couple bucks to go to the top.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, bud. And thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings on this topic.

    Hope you had a marvi Monday and week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  26. 9/11 was a horrific day for the whole world. Most of us watched the news with a feeling of disconnectedness, of unreality and disbelief, not really truly believing what we were seeing - it's as you said, it was a bit like watching an out-of-place clip of a movie.

    Over here in England, we watch America and its politics from afar. I wouldn't know much, except that OH is fascinated by it, so there have been many discussions, and I've read and watched things I wouldn't otherwise have read and watched.

    There's no easy way to say this, because it sounds horribly patronising, but there are those on this side of The Pond who see America as a large and far-too-powerful child, far too quick to throw its weight around to get what it wants, and not above subterfuge/dishonesty to do so. We watch as America makes the same mistakes we have made in the past, but learned from, and continues along its way, merrily starting wars at the drop of a hat; wars which have enormous repercussions for the rest of the world.

    I love America and its people, but its politics scares me. What happens in America today comes around to haunt the rest of the Western World tomorrow, and WE sometimes get the blame for things America has done.

    England is certainly not faultless. As a nation we have done things in the past of which I for one am thoroughly ashamed - even though they happened long, long before I was even the proverbial twinkle. We went through our jingoistic period, we exploited other nations, we taxed America unfairly (leading to the war of Independence) and raped our own land of the forests which made it so unique. From that last one the land has never recovered - and it was all to build wretched warships.

    I admit that I too have had periods where I mistrusted all Muslims and avoided them if I could. I still don't fully understand that culture, but it's their culture and not my business. We shouldn't blame all Muslims for the actions of a few ... but it's human nature, that knee-jerk, isn't it? I have to say I have a sneaking sympathy for your theory. I would not put it past those in power, not at all. And how sad is that?

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  27. Hey there Jay~

    First, I want to thank you for your full, detailed, and honestly expressed comment. I truly appreciate that, my friend!

    And I don't feel that it was patronizing in the least because it's the true.

    "but there are those on this side of The Pond who see America as a large and far-too-powerful child, far too quick to throw its weight around to get what it wants, and not above subterfuge/dishonesty to do so. We watch as America makes the same mistakes we have made in the past, but learned from, and continues along its way, merrily starting wars at the drop of a hat; wars which have enormous repercussions for the rest of the world.

    I love America and its people, but its politics scares me"

    Me too! And it's as you shared, no nation is faultless but, the whole 9/11 thing was an atrocity. I'm still processing it and learning more and more all the time. As I shared, people are free to believe whatever they wish; I'm not here to alter their views. However, this is what "I" believe and I needed to share it.

    "I admit that I too have had periods where I mistrusted all Muslims and avoided them if I could. I still don't fully understand that culture, but it's their culture and not my business. We shouldn't blame all Muslims for the actions of a few ... but it's human nature, that knee-jerk, isn't it?"

    Yes it is but, I can see that I was wrong in generalizing. I was so caught up in my emotions that I never took the time to think fairly.

    "I have to say I have a sneaking sympathy for your theory. I would not put it past those in power, not at all. And how sad is that?"

    Sad indeed. Sad indeed.

    Again, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your voice on this post. Muchly respected and appreciated.

    Have a great week, Jay!

    X

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  28. Ron, I've never been able to bring myself to believe that it wasn't an act of hatred by a backward government ruled by religious zealots. I can't. If I tried to allow myself to think that it was orchestrated by my own country, leaders, government - no matter how horrid I think they might be - I'd lose all hope in the future. Without hope, I couldn't go on. That money and power, which fuels most evil, actually inspired those we are supposed to trust to do murder, would make me desolate.

    Sometimes, to me at least, ignorance isn't just bliss, it's life.

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  29. Hey there Nitebyrd~

    I respect your feelings and sincerely thank you for stopping by and sharing them.

    (((( You )))))

    X ya, Sis!

    P.S. And listen, I have not forgotten to send my 'little present' to you, I've just been a lazy-ass and haven't made myself GO TO THE POST OFFICE. But I will...x

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  30. Ron, I will never forget September 11, 2001. As I told you, I was a complete and utter emotional wreck afterward. The images of those people jumping to their deaths on the pavement, seventy, eighty or more stories, below to avoid burning to death is etched in my mind and it completely horrifies me each time I recall it.


    I’m glad you worked through your feelings about Muslims. I can understand how you could feel that way. As humans we tend to generalize and we can do it under emotionally turbulent circumstances quite easily. It’s when we challenge our thought process that we truly move forward and allow wisdom to accompany us on our journey.


    As far as 9/11 being an “inside job”. Over the last decade or so my government trust-o-meter has fallen to a two on a scale of one to ten, one being the least trusting. That’s extremely pathetic, in my opinion. With that being said, I WANT to believe it was NOT an inside job. Just the thought of that could send me into a tailspin.


    But there is a lot of compelling evidence, some of which you mentioned here, and if one day it does come out that it was done by our own government, my only hope is it doesn’t cause a revolt. It’s bad enough we lost almost three thousand lives and the first responders are still suffering health related issues, we certainly don’t need to find out our own government was the source!


    You never fail to deliver, Ron, whether it’s a piece like this, raw and potent, or something that makes me laugh, light and witty.


    Have a fantabulous rest of the week!

    ((YOU))

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  31. For many reasons of my own, I don't think an inside job is possible here or in the JFK killing. Too many loose lips, but mostly, I don't think we have anyone in govt smart enough to mastermind such a thing!

    But you know, your post is a good reminder how we as Americans, and anyone else round the world should never put our faith and trust in any world leader or government. In other words, trust God, not man.

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  32. Hey there Bijoux~

    Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and insight on this topic, my friend.

    And I LOVED your last paragraph!

    You nailed it! Amen!

    Have a grrrrrrrrreat week!

    X

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  33. Hellooooooooo Pam~

    " The images of those people jumping to their deaths on the pavement, seventy, eighty or more stories, below to avoid burning to death is etched in my mind and it completely horrifies me each time I recall it."

    As I shared, that was the most horrendous and heart-breaking thing for me to view and accept. One afternoon, I sat here and watched a video and sobbed like a baby. I finally had to pull myself away and get a grip because I was utterly devastated. I walked around for the rest of the day in a daze.

    "I’m glad you worked through your feelings about Muslims."

    Me too. I think because I had avoided allowing myself to accept what had happened on that day for so long, the reality hit me so hard and deep that I freaked. It was unfair of me, I know. I for one should have known better than to generalize.

    "As far as 9/11 being an “inside job”. Over the last decade or so my government trust-o-meter has fallen to a two on a scale of one to ten, one being the least trusting. That’s extremely pathetic, in my opinion. With that being said, I WANT to believe it was NOT an inside job. Just the thought of that could send me into a tailspin."

    I totally understand your feelings. Just the thought of believing our government had something to do with this, is mind-blowing and beyond scary. As you must of read in the comments, most people feel differently than I do. This is a very difficult topic to talk about because it's such a sensitive one. However, everyone has been gracious and kind in hearing my own views, and at the same time stating theirs. I'm very grateful for that.

    Thank you for your kind and supportive words, Pam. This was hard for me to share because it was so raw and exposing. But I'm glad I did.

    ((((( You )))))

    Have a fantabulous rest of your week too!

    X

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  34. It was one of those transformative days that just about everyone will remember where they were and what they were doing. I think most of us still deal with the grief and despair of that day in some way to this day. Blaming an entire group of people for something that a few did gets us nowhere as a people. We need to continue to understand why these things happen and work to prevent them.

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  35. Hey there Jen~

    "It was one of those transformative days that just about everyone will remember where they were and what they were doing."

    Isn't that the truth? I can STILL remember exactly what I was doing on that day. And it's odd because for such a tragedy, it was one of the most beautiful fall weather days.

    " Blaming an entire group of people for something that a few did gets us nowhere as a people. We need to continue to understand why these things happen and work to prevent them."

    You're absolutely right, Jen!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings on the post, my friend. Muchly appreciated and respected.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    X

    P.S. God, I can't believe it's already Labor Day weekend!

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  36. Thank you for posting this, Ron. You stated your feelings so well and honestly. I too have done a lot research and investigation on the conspiracy theory involving 9/11, and as difficult as it was for me to believe, I now do. What made me realize this was how the investigation of the WTC debris was not allowed. Everything was quickly removed as to not enable the debris to be thoroughly analyzed. And not only that, but there are so many other things that cannot be explained or make any sense.

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  37. Hey there Robert~

    "What made me realize this was how the investigation of the WTC debris was not allowed. Everything was quickly removed as to not enable the debris to be thoroughly analyzed."

    I watched a video last week which was extremely revealing about what you just shared. All the debris was shipped off for recycling before any analyzing could be done. Scary, hu?

    "And not only that, but there are so many other things that cannot be explained or make any sense."

    You said it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Robert. Muchly appreciated.

    Have a great weekend!

    X

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  38. sigh. it is STILL very hard to believe that this happened. in fact, every time i look at the NY skyline and the missing towers, i shake my head in disbelief. i actually saw from where i worked one of the towers fall (we were then sent home) and i couldn't believe it. when i walked in the office, everyone was listening to their radios or on the internet and i had a very weird feeling about that morning, then i walked to the window and couldn't believe what i saw.

    never held any rage or resentment toward any race or even looked at anyone funny because of their religion. i know this world is wicked and evil and i expect things like this to happen, sadly. i am not and never surprised, just depressed that people do not value life at all. never mind the reason. life is not respected or viewed as a precious gift. very sad and it will get worse. i really don't like this world at times, and the senseless things people do and i swear if people could follow one rule: treat people the way they would want to be treated - we wouldn't have as many problems as we do. sigh.

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  39. Hey there V Girl~

    " i actually saw from where i worked one of the towers fall (we were then sent home) and i couldn't believe it. when i walked in the office, everyone was listening to their radios or on the internet and i had a very weird feeling about that morning, then i walked to the window and couldn't believe what i saw."

    OMG...I got CHILLS when I read that! I don't think I ever met anyone who actually saw one of the towers FALL. That must have been utterly devastating to see.

    "never held any rage or resentment toward any race or even looked at anyone funny because of their religion."

    I don't normally do myself, but this was one time when I did and I can see that it was out right WRONG of me to do so.

    " i swear if people could follow one rule: treat people the way they would want to be treated - we wouldn't have as many problems as we do. sigh."

    You're right, girl. That's such a simple and basic yet, powerful principle that we all should live by.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings on this topic. Muchly respected and appreciated!

    (((( You ))))

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    X

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  40. (((((( You ))))))))

    X ya, girl!

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  41. i truly respect this type of dialogue and was interested to read your heartfelt responses to jaffer's heartfelt feelings. well done and peace to you both...have a good weekend, dear ron. xoxo

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  42. Hey there Linda~

    Wasn't Jaffer's comment so honest, eloquent and heartfelt? And what I truly respect about him is that he took what I said and did not get upset about it, but rather understood completely.

    And THAT shows what kind of person he is.

    Open and honest.

    Jaffer's a very cool guy!

    Thanks for stopping back, dear friend!

    xoxoxoxo

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  43. I won't comment much on this one. I'll just say that I have found many of the unanswered questions very curious and scary too. I don't know how much involvement/knowledge there was on the part of the US, probably way too much for comfort.

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  44. Hi Mary~

    I totally understand, my friend. This was a post that made a lot of people uneasy, yet I'm glad I shared my views because I needed to get it out and say what I've been feeling and thinking.

    "I'll just say that I have found many of the unanswered questions very curious and scary too. I don't know how much involvement/knowledge there was on the part of the US, probably way too much for comfort."

    Amen!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings. Muchly appreciate and respected.

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