Heather dot Carpenter at thomsonreuters dot com
I am heartened by Reuters’ policy of fairness and impartiality in the age of Trump. Fifteen years ago I had to personally enter the game because the September 11th attacks were not being honestly reported by America’s newsrooms. Those attacks have arguably given us everything that has followed since.
Specifically, it is no longer unknowable that members of the US administration committed Treason in deliberately allowing the attacks to proceed. The 28 (29) redacted pages of the Joint Inquiry tie the government of Saudi Arabia directly to the hijackers through numerous connections. The US administrations which have aided and abetted in that cover-up have committed Treason. This is undisputable. It is not, however, the narrative that US corporate media is allowed to tell its audience.
We know that the CIA was well aware of the San Diego Al Qaeda cell for 16 months prior to the attacks. This cell allegedly flew a hijacked plane into the Pentagon. The CIA admitted in 2005 it knew about the men, and despite warnings of “spectacular attacks” and George Tenet claiming his “hair was on fire” absolutely nothing was done to arrest the cell members. This is hidden in plain sight. They simply rebranded the incident as “information sharing” rather than “hiding hijackers from the FBI.”
Richard Clarke accused George Tenet of what is essentially Treason, but this wasn’t covered at all by US corporate media.
As you can imagine, once the Project for a New American Century designs for a “new Pearl Harbor” were approved to move forward all bets were off as to what specfically happened that day. PNAC members included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld (who did absolutely nothing to defend the country during the actual attack) and the president’s brother Jeb.
We know one thing for certain: that the malfeasance was intentional and helped the Saudis succeed in many ways. If you are true to your statement to investigate the most important events then you must have a team devoted to investigating 9/11 high Treason.