Considering that the events surrounding this date have been used to justify countless outrages against other countries' sovereignty and our own civil rights, it's surprising to me how little most Americans know about the most basic elements of the 9-11 story. Even the "official story," which isn't surprising because it doesn't stand up to scrutiny if you examine it too closely. Here are some myths that most Americans have been subtly encouraged to believe about the attacks:
1) Exactly 2 buildings collapsed in New York City that day.
-- WRONG! 3 buildings collapsed. Most people know about the twin towers, but few people remember building 7, which collapsed completely in its own footprint hours later. At nearly free fall speed. And it was never hit by a plane.
2) The hijackers were from Afghanistan, or Iraq, or someplace we went to war with.
-- WRONG! According to Wikipedia, fifteen were from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon. And of course no one ever mentions this story: http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/hijackers.html
3) Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility right away.
-- WRONG! He denied any responsibility right away. Months later a video surfaced in Afghanistan where the US claims he confessed to the crime. It has largely been discredited as being a fake.
4) American intelligence never saw the attack coming (isn't that what Condaleeza Rice said? Oh, wait, she also said this ...)
-- WRONG! Coincidence of coincidences, there was a field training exercise scheduled on 9-11 that involved hijacked planes in the Northeastern sector. The name of this exercise is "VIGILANT GUARDIAN." Check it out: http://www.oilempire.us/wargames.html
We know now the mainstream media helped disseminate lies about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, and helped cheerlead us into war with that country. Doesn't that make you a little suspicious of their bias towards the event leading up to that war? I know the truth hurts, but please, look into it. It's your duty as a responsible world citizen, in my book.