13 years later ...

Editor of the Reformer:

In the unfinished business of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, lay the questions raising doubts about the official story.

During the 13 years after the attacks, the 9/11 memorials have centered on creating a status quo of remembering the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives that day. And like many remembrances, there is a blind spot that blocks out the other side of the story. By their nature, memorials need to be one-sided. There can be no doubt as to why people commemorate war memorials. In our pride and blind patriotism, we would not believe that the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated from within and without.

The people who died that day were not victims of terrorism but murder victims. As such, by mid-day the attack sites should have been treated as crime scenes. In forensic analysis a crime scene is sealed off to prevent contamination of evidentiary materials. The crime scene is best examined when you leave the pieces where they lay. This allows for a reconstruction to help determine what actually happened. Evidence is gathered and put through scientific techniques to investigate the crime. Instead, the authorities immediately began a "clean up" of the sites, abandoning any attempt to complete a methodical investigation. The "cover up" had already begun. Moreover, even before the dust settled the emotional patriotic memorializing had begun. Overnight, massive commercial ventures of selling 9/11 had begun.


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Sales of flags, lapel pins, monuments and crosses won the day. Compensation, law suits and insurance settlements reached obscene levels. Commercial news stations thrived on the advertising dollars behind the oft-titled "War on Terror." To this day, in any novelty shop in New York City can be found all manner of 9/11 memorabilia.

Yet, not enough Americans have wanted to ask even some basic questions. How is it possible to pulverize in 10 seconds three of the largest skyscrapers in the world? Did inside covert intelligence civilian and government high level operatives use their advance surveillance information to piggyback on foreign low level plans to hide their own plans to execute a false flag ops? Why did the Congress approve a $100 million investigation of Clinton’s sex life, yet authorize a paltry $4 million to belatedly investigate the truth of what happened on 9/11?

My own past familiarity with the World Trade Towers is a primary link to my doubting the official report. What happened to the Towers is germane to all that happened that day. Establish what was behind the structural demolition that "pulverized" Towers 1, 2 and 7 and you will establish the relevancy, motives and the culpability of the mixed brew of low-tech/high-tech interested parties with the powers to really mastermind the attacks.

As Sherlock Holmes would say, "When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Vidda Crochetta,

Brattleboro, Sept. 3

Campaign signs sought, offered

Editor of the Reformer:

The primary is over, but the general election period runs until Nov. 4. Political campaign signs will still dot the roadways until then.

As one of those running I am, however, so popular that seven of mine have now been stolen. Contact me on Facebook at Deborah Wright for State Rep-Windham 3, or come to one of the upcoming meet-n-greets at Shona’s Grill or Donovan’s Pub in early September for an autograph.

In any case, please consider returning them. Not all politicians have deep pockets. Thank you.

Deborah Wright,

Bellows Falls, Sept. 2

Re-thinking war

Editor of the Reformer:

War in its real value breaks all right and morality. Not right and justice are the victor, but brutal might. It is not moral when people fight in a private struggle or disagreement. So it is with war. War is a moral crime because it is might before right.

Hanne Steinmeyer,

Vernon, Aug. 22