9/11 attacks: what USA authorites kept silent about for 15 years — «Russian Spring» review (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

9/11 attacks: what USA authorites kept silent about for 15 years — «Russian Spring» review (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Русская весна

The 11th of September 2016 it was the 15th anniversary of what the Americans call the biggest tragedy in their modern history.

Four passenger aircrafts highjacked by suicide bombers were headed right into WTO twin towers and Pentagon building. Three thousand people from more than 90 countries fell victims of the attack then, about 6000 people got injured in some way.

Total number of people affected by the terror aftermath (including diseases — starting from asbestos dust inhaling and mental disorders) may reach 400 thousand according to some reports.

But underwater consequences of those attacks became even more dramatic — massive transformation of the world poitical system, significance of international organizations and value of international law have changed, centers of tension have emerged in quite a number of regions which turned into full scale armed conflicts.

The tragedy was used by the American politics in their own benefits and the consequenses of the decisions made in Washington then can be feeled up to today. 

Huge geopolitical significance of 9/11 terror act brought world’s eye to it and served a fat land for interpretations and theories of all kinds.

As a result there have been written dozens of governmental reports, analytical and spesial services’ reports, hundreds of thousands books and articles have been written and published and each of them was trying to find answers.

However bias of the most publicists, lack of access to the documents and data storage media for truly independent experts and the most important – counterstand and resistance from the side of uathorities still hide an answer to the question: what really happened on the 11th of September 2001? 

As we know under the pressure of civil organizations representing interests of 9/11 victims’ families presidential administration had to agree to establish the so called National Commission on Terrorrists Attacks Upon the United States. This body is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks. 

It is indicative who was chosen to chair the Commission – it was Thomas Howard Kean, oil and gas company Hess Corporation member of the board, this company operates in the Middle East and maintain business relations with Khaled bin Mahfuz, one of the key Al-Qaeda* sponsors whose sister is married to Osama bin Laden. 

Second in command in Commission, is its executive director Philip David Zelikow. After George W. Bush took office, Zelikow was named to a position on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB], and worked on other task forces and commissions as well. He worked together with Condoleezza Rice who became one of key figures in the investigation then.  

Of course nobody counted on objectivity of the Commission runned by Kean and Zelikow but even they could not ignore certain facts manifestation of which caused unease at White House. 

So on the 4th of April 2004 Kean officially agreed that 9/11 attacks were probably preventable in case government was harder on Al-Qaeda and more prompt in response to terrorists.

On July 22, 2004 the Commission released its public report. The report became a result of studying more than 2,5 million pages of the documents, interviewing more than 1,2 thousand people in ten countries of the world including almost everybody who worked at Clinton’s and Bush’s administrations. 

The Report suggested that CIA and FBI provided poor information to American President, his administration and the American citizens, so they failed to prevent terrorist attacks. 

Numerous resignations happened while the Report was being prepeared and many former officers of Department of State, Defense Ministry and special services joined the ranks of common Americans who were sure that Washington had known of the terror attacks long before.

Former government employees unhappy with dismissal and accusatons of inaction «in the face of global terrorism threat» started «singing» for the press and that insider information turned out to be very interesting.

As a result main news editions reported that presidential administration’s inact led to the tragedy not the subordinate structures’. 

The fuel to the fire was added by video showing  Bush’s strange reaction to the first report of the tragedy.

After this footage had been published the whole bunch of president’s behaviour interpretations bloomed  — from his mental health doubts to conspiracy theories saying that presidential adminstration took part in 9/11 events and that was the reason Bush remained so calm at the most dramatic moment for his country.

Knew or didn’t know?

During one of the Commission’s sessions in May 2003 Norman Yoshio Mineta’s witness testimony was heard. Mineta served in President George W. Bush's Cabinet as the United States Secretary of Transportation, the only Democratic Cabinet Secretary in the Bush administration: «We didn’t even think that an aircraft could be used as a rocket. We had no information on that matter at all».

He and his other colleagues acted according to White House’s official position by speaking out the ideas like these.

The same position was voiced by American ex-president George W. Bush: «nobody had an idea how to protect America from attacks of such kind.

We could not even assume there were vilains able to highjack not even one airplane but four commercial aircrafts to hit targets on the territory of the United States».

National Security Advisor Condollezza Rice confirmed his words in May 2002. According to her «prior to the attacks, analysts did not seriously consider the use of planes as bombs and therefore were surprised by the method of attack on Sept. 11».

But on September 19, 2002 «The Washington Post» released the article which told about Arab terrorists planning to hit WTC towers with an aircraft back in 1998. This article also provided another intelligence report where terrorists were associated with one of Al-Qaeda's units.

Indeed American special services (as well as foreign special services) have accummulated enough information about using aircraft as mass muder instrument long before September 11th.

Learn more about American special services’ awareness, about mass anti-terror training which was held in the USA on the 11th of September by some strange coinsidence and why Obama’s administration recalled WTC atacks in summer 2016 in the next part of our investigation.

«Russian Spring» expert group

* terror group prohibited in Russian Federation