The Important, Well-Documented Evidence that EVERYBODY Needs to Know About 9/11
First, the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) has strong links to both Al Qaeda and the US CIA. In fact, several ISI agents are also Al Qaeda operatives. The CIA helped build the ISI as well as the Muhajadeen that fought the Soviets in Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden had contacts with the CIA and his family had relationships with the Bush family. An incredibly important piece of information is that the director of the ISI, Lt. Gen. Mahmood Ahmed approved a money transfer to lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta-- this occurred via a ISI-Al Qaeda double agent, Saeed Sheikh. Interestingly, back in 1999, an ISI agent named Rajaa Gulum Abbas visited the US and made threats to an FBI informant about blowing up the World Trade Center. Given the fact that the CIA has strong connections to the ISI as well as leverage OVER the ISI, it is certain that the CIA had forewarning of the 9/11 attacks and probably also had control over the attacks themselves. If the US felt burned by Pakistan after 9/11, they didn't show it, since they forgave Pakistani debts and approved sales of military hardware to the Pakistanis.
Second, in terms of the 9/11 hijackings themselves, these interesting facts have been almost completely ignored by the mainstream media:
a) Before 9/11, the US government as well as NORAD ran multiple exercises that simulated hijacked jets being crashed into major US buildings.
b) On 9/11, NORAD was actually running a live-fly hijacking exercise (Operation Vigilant Guardian/ Vigilant Warrior).
c) On 9/11, the National Reconnaissance Organization (NRO) was running an exercise simulating a plane crashing into their building.
The importance of the hijacking exercises that were run before 9/11 and on 9/11 is shown by the fact that Condileeza Rice blatantly lied about even IMAGINING a plane could be used as a weapon.
The importance of the hijacking exercises that were run before 9/11 and on 9/11 is shown by the fact that the 9/11 Independent Commission completely ommitted this incredibly relevant information from its report.
The Commission does however, obliquely mention the hijacking exercise. In the first chapter of their report, they have an exchange between the FAA and the North East Air Defense System (NEADS).
When alerted of a hijacking by the FAA, NEADS says: "Is this real-world or exercise?"
The FAA then says: "No, this is not an exercise, not a test."
Got that? The commander of NEADS is confused whether the reported hijacking is part of their exercise or something else. This is IN THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT!! But of course, since the report is a classic Washington cover-up, it does not address the incredible significance of these words.
9/11 DID NOT result from a lack of intelligence on the "terrorists"!
9/11 DID NOT result from a lack of planning!
9/11 certainly DID NOT result from a "failure of imagination"!
9/11 was most likely a CIA-run covert operation that willfully and maliciously took advantage of what was described above.
The facts outlined above are the chinks in the armor of the official 9/11 story.
We must attack these weak points and reveal the truth about 9/11 for the future of this country. Even if we can't do it in the short term, we still must work towards making these facts available to the greater public in the long term-- even if this is a virtually impossible task.
A great reference for the Pakistani-ISI connection is Paul Thompson's extensive 9/11 timeline (which links to mainstream sources).
A great reference for the hijacking exercises is "Crossing the Rubicon", by Michael Ruppert, chapter 19.