Tell citizens the truth behind 9/11
Posted on Sep 11, 2012 in Opinion
Smoke bellowed the streets and panic filled Manhattan on September 11, 2001 when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center. As a New Yorker who grew up only 40 minutes away from Manhattan, I wanted to believe that a group of bad angry people had hijacked our planes and attacked us out of plain malice. This day not only lies in infamy, but also bewilderment considering there still has been no clear explanation given to the American people.
In fact, it is widely believed that Sept. 11 was an inside job. The answer is unclear and we should not just let it go unknown. In order to truly be atoned, we need to figure out what really happened.
Some basic facts of September 11, 2001 are still hazy. There are not any pieces of aircrafts; things such as IDs, passports, and business cards were recovered from the sights intact. Troops are still in the Middle East even after Bin Laden, that man said to be responsible, was killed under the Obama administration. The buildings collapsed as though professionally demolished. To put it simply, watching the news video reports of Sept. 11 can easily make you question the unsatisfying answers given. It also cannot be denied that there are things we are not being told. We are left with one of the biggest mysteries of our time.
It is hard for me to think that all of these innocent people could be suffering at the hands of their own government, but it is not farfetched. Even present day Syria is under attack by their government—who is claiming terrorism.
Honesty should not only be the best policy, but the only policy when it comes to governments everywhere. As free and concerned citizens, we should have a right to the absolute truth on our country›s safety and affairs. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that we do not know everything; we do not have hard evidence, and we are just laying back and accepting what was given to us.
Whatever the real truth is, September 11, 2001 will be a day Americans will not forget. It was the beginning of an incredibly difficult era in our history. Yet the worst part is that there is no concrete conclusion. As citizens, our responsibility is to remain persistent and not stop questioning until the answers are given. We will not be able to move on from the devastation until the whole truth and nothing but the whole truth has been spoken.
By Danielle Langone