Let cooler heads prevail

Like many people I remember where I was and what I was doing on 9/11.  I was the operations manager for the company and I was travelling to one of our field offices.  When I got there I found that no one was working.  Everyone was gathered in the lunch room watching events unfold on television.  When I walked into the lunch room the towers were on fire and the media was already blaming Osama Bin Laden.  I remember wondering how they could have that information so quickly.

Then as time passed we learned that it was in fact Bin Laden but we also learned other troubling information.  The FBI had been warned about the suspicious behavior of some of the hijackers and the CIA had been warned by other intelligence agencies that Bin Laden was planning a major attack.  This information could be interpreted in one of 2 ways;

  1. The FBI and CIA were incredibly incompetent


  1. They knew it was going to happen and they let it happen.

The second option may be hard to accept but at the time things were relatively stable and media was discussing the peace dividend.  The benefit of world stability was that we could spend less on the military and intelligence gathering apparatus.  Very powerful agencies were staring down the barrel of budget cuts but all of that changed after a sensational attack.

So early on I concluded that 9/11 was allowed to happen and it was about Money.  I had not even considered the largest expense.  How much money would be spent occupying Afghanistan?  The US spent over $2 trillion occupying Afghanistan for 20 years to search for a man that was not even in the country.  Fortunes were made but nothing changed.  The Taliban is in charge again.

I believe 9/11 was allowed to happen so that a select few could get very rich.  Americans were tricked into supporting this by an event that evoked a strong emotional response.  To me the October 7th Hamas attack felt an awful lot like 9/11.  It was a horrific attack that left me asking similar questions.  Could the Mossad and IDF have been that incompetent?  Why people left were alone for so long and why were those people unarmed?  Military service is compulsory in Israel.  Why are trained reservists not allowed to keep firearms?

To me the only real difference between 9/11 and October 7th was that I could not see a motive.  Oct 7th did not look like it was about money.  But, just because I could not see a motive, it did not mean there was no motive.  A couple days ago I came across this video that discusses a plausible motive.


Both 9/11 and October 7th may or may not have been allowed to happen but one thing is certain; both are being exploited by people with agendas.  They are using our emotional reaction to a terrible event to implement an already crafted plan.  This is a tactic that has been used successful several times in my life time alone.  COVID, 9/11, weapons of mass destruction, killing babies in incubators, in each case we reacted with emotion and got the same results.  Money was stolen and people died unnecessarily.  We need to stop allowing ourselves to be manipulated.  Not every event demands immediate unthinking action.  We do not need to get involved in a conflict in the Middle East.

I know this post will anger people on both sides.  Many people have entrenched opinions about who is the hero and who is the villain in the Israelis – Palestinian conflict.  To those people I say fine.  If you are convinced one side is right, volunteer to fight or send money.  Just don’t volunteer someone else’s life or someone else’s money.  We do not need to take a stand on every conflict.  When someone asks you where you stand on this issue just tell them you are “standing back***”.


Note***                                 these words are in quotation because they are not mine.  I took them from someone I follow on twitter/X.  I don’t remember who it was but if they are reading this they will know and I want to thank them for giving me the right words to end this post.

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  1. Tyrel
    Tyrel says:

    Your right Richard. Nothing is as it seems. The “iron dome” is claimed to be the most secure place on the planet. How do you over a thousand 20 year old radicals get in when Israel controls absolutely everything that goes in and out of Gaza Strip.

    It’s hard to accept that our politicians are just as corrupt as many of our adversaries. None of the politicians are the good guys. They are just Schill’s of corrupt interests.

    When all these corrupt people unequivocally support Israel, no matter what ever happens it doesn’t smell right.

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