I can understand the outrage expressed by Ryan Klingmann (Coast Reporter letters, Sept. 20) regarding the inference that Sept. 11 attacks in New York were self-inflicted (Coast Reporter opinion column, Sept. 13).
The absolute horror that was the attacks that day, and the idea that they could have been self-inflicted, was counted on by the administration of the day. I am one who does not doubt they were in fact self-inflicted.
One doesn’t need to look very far for numerous examples of just that — causing widespread fear and panic for the sake of manipulating popular opinion, by perpetrating unspeakable acts against one’s own peoples.
This tactic has been used many times through history, not only in the U.S., but all over the world. If you look at the decimation to personal freedoms and rights brought by the Homeland Security Act, as a direct result of this event, it becomes much easier to recognize the benefits and advantage of control gained as a result of this action.
Also the science, through such groups as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, who have been very vocal about the physical impossibilities that this happened the way we were told it did, and the suppression of any facts that contradict the popular lie. No plane ever hit the Pentagon, “jet fuel” is merely kerosene and cannot burn at a temperature capable of melting tempered steel.
This is an alarming thing that has happened, but don’t be fooled. The evil that it takes to do things like this to one’s own has been around a long time.
John Paulin, Gibsons