911: Governmental conspiracy or gross incompetence

By Sam Johns

After six years of examining the 911 tragedy, it’s obvious that the cause of one of the most horrible days in US history was either a governmental conspiracy or gross incompetence by our government. Either way, in my opinion the tragedy amounted to high treason and some heads should have rolled as a result.

Why didn’t heads roll?

Yesterday, Fidel Castro slammed the U.S. once again and dubbed the 9/11 attacks as misinformation by the American government to mislead the world in directing its terror tactics for its own interests.

“The fight of ideology seems to be catapulting a great human tragedy that cannot be merely forgotten in this war of dogmatism,” Castro said.

Castro is not the only one who believes in the conspiracy theory. Many Americans believe it too. In a recent poll, one-out-of-four Americans surveyed believe that Bush and Cheney had direct knowledge that the attacks were going to happened.

The tragedy of 9/11 has become history, written in the blood of several thousand humans reminds most Americans of the day when life on earth was brought to a halt by the terror mindset that shook the most powerful nation on earth to its core.

However, Cuban leader Castro depicts 9/11 as American tactics of gaining more sympathizers for airing its policies.

Himself being the target of assassination by the U.S., Castro marginalizing the WTC attacks says that the truth behind the attacks will take ages to be revealed. What is he pointing to by commenting such idiosyncratic statements? For him terrorism is due to the biased policies of America over decades to further its interests that led to massive disenchantment among the people of different races and religion, resulting in attack on America.

Castro tries to justify it as a fall out of American policies rather than terror attacks to kill people. But, how can the Cuban ailing leader so easily marginalize the devastation that 9/11 bestowed?

He is correct to some extent in stating that 9/11 was the result of American interests and policies and that terror strikes on American soil or anywhere in the world derive their sympathizers amongst the world leaders who once brought them up and heralded a new era of terrorism, but did the suffering humanity not move Castro?

I think so! However, in the battle for ideology he seems to criticize America without a word of sympathy for the 9/11 victims. Unfortunately, the fight between ideological thinking rules the roost in this power crazy world, ignoring the suffering of humanity.

Castro seems to echo the sentiments of others when said the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the world about 9/11, echoing conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago.

In an essay read by a Cuban television presenter on Tuesday night, Castro said a rocket, not a plane, hit the Pentagon because no traces were found of its passengers.

"Today one knows there was deliberate misinformation," wrote Castro, who has not appeared in public since July of 2006 when life-threatening surgery for a secret illness forced him to hand over power to his brother Raul Castro.

"Studying the impact of planes, similar to those that hit the Twin Towers, that had accidentally fallen on densely populated cities, one concludes that it was not a plane that crashed into the Pentagon," Castro said.

"Only a projectile could have caused the geometrically round hole that allegedly was made by the plane," he said.

"We were fooled like the rest of the planet's inhabitants," he wrote.

Castro said the truth behind the September 11 attacks with hijacked planes that killed nearly 3,000 people will probably never be known.

Castro's 4,256-word essay made no mention of Osama bin Laden and his militant Islamist al Qaeda network behind the attacks on New York's World Trade Center and Washington.

Castro, who was the target of CIA assassination plots after his 1959 revolution, said Cuba tipped off U.S. security services in 1984 about’a plan to kill then President Ronald Reagan while he campaigned for re-election in North Carolina.

The information provided by Cuba led to the arrest of a group of would-be assassins and foiled the plot, he wrote.

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