Dear Every Peace Activist,
The world dramatically changed on 9/11, though, not for the reasons that were given by the Bush administration less than twenty four hours after the attacks, but for reasons that are deeply disturbing, and revealing; reasons that are either unknown, or have been repressed by activists in the peace movement.
As we enter the ninth anniversary of the War on Terror, the war in Afghanistan is intensifying, tensions in Iraq are resurfacing, and the possibility of a U.S. led attack on Iran is growing daily. Reflection upon the central premises and objectives in America’s vast military enterprise in the Middle East has never been more urgent. The stakes have been raised. Questioning the official story of 9/11 is now a matter of human survival. We can not ignore the calling of history any longer. We live in a state of perpetual emergency; every moment is vital, every second counts, every day that passes is a missed opportunity to right a horrible wrong.
Correcting our flawed judgment of the 9/11 events nine years later is not an easy task; raising doubt about the official story challenges assumptions and beliefs that have taken hold in our innermost core. But once we see with new eyes, constructing a new peaceful world becomes possible. Professor David Ray Griffin has made it less hard to see through the lies and propaganda by painstakingly excavating all the facts that are recoverable about 9/11, and then juxtaposing them with details of the official story in his article, “Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?” Professor Griffin calls the war in Afghanistan “an abomination,” and unjustifiable.
Thanks to his efforts, and the efforts of others, two narratives have clearly emerged – the first starts from a blatant falsehood that was told to the world on 9/11, and forces people to view the present and the future through the narrow lens of fear, and endless violence; and the second begins with a clear truth about the evil that was done on 9/11, and asks of us to collectively challenge the authority of the U.S. government if we are serious about world peace.
As of now, many activists are trying to build peace on the ground that was laid by the hands of war. It is a hopeless way to build peace. Sisyphus had a better chance of rolling his rock up the hill. For peace to be achieved, we must all call for a new independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks.
The truth about 9/11 is so explosive that if fully admitted, any lingering public support for America’s wars in the Middle East would totally collapse, and the ground on which the masters and dogs of war are wreaking destruction will breakdown overnight.