Friday, September 11, 2009

Pursuing Truth



Today marks one of the most significant days in modern American history. On September 11, 2001, planes were driven from the skies into buildings and thousands innocently lost their lives. I remember that morning well as the news on every channel told us that terrorists had somehow hijacked commuter flights and taken them on suicide missions in the name of Allah. It was a horrible day, a day that I'll never forget. Over the last few years, I somehow began to look into the happenings of this day. What I found, although not new whatsoever to many, startled me. Much of what the media told us in regards to this infamous day in America was false. Much of what has been told to us since greatly contradicts the actual reports and eyewitness accounts of many. Why is this? Now I'm no conspiracy theorist, but what if I was? Why is it so bad to question what we are told is truth? Why is it so frowned upon to question leadership on any level? Why are we so gullible and will literally believe as fact whatever the major media outlets tell us, no questions asked? I just don't buy into it all.

Many of my regular readers may wonder, how in the world does this fit within this blog? What on earth does this have to do with living a Christ-centered life? For the most part, it is a stand-alone piece. I won't attempt to put some "Christian" spin on any of it in order to make it "fit" better. I do however know this - much of what I find that goes on under the radar in this nation directly parallels what is going on in the traditional "church". Secrets abound and the average person has absolutely no clue as to what the truth is. Sadly, most like it that way. If it makes them feel comfortable and safe, we should just leave it alone, right? Well, I call that deliberate ignorance and compromise. I want to know the truth in matters. I want to know what the Word of God states as fact in all situations. I want to know the facts of this nation that I live in. I want to know the purpose and motive for things and not just settle for the pre-determined outcome.

This desire has led to a lot of places that few seemingly want to go. But if I wanted to just get along with everyone and agree on everything, I'd just be a clone like the majority and go along blindly with whatever the masses follow. This, spiritually and naturally, does not fit the biblical mold to me. With this in mind, I wanted to do my small part to shed some light on the issue of 9/11 by stating some facts we hear little, if anything, about. There are websites, dvd's, books, everything imaginable that delve into these subjects – many that my mind is simply not capable of understanding. There are however many simple facts that few ever seem to address. Many are simply posed as questions to those that should know yet never seem to care to answer. Let's look at a few of the lesser known circumstances of the events of September 11, 2001.

If a plane hit the Pentagon, where did it go? There were no identifiable remains of Flight 77 photographed. The "black box" was reportedly found, but the data apparently retrieved from it was never made public.

Why was it reported that only one surveillance camera at the Pentagon, the symbol and hub of our entire nations military defense, was functioning at the time of the "plane" hitting the building? Even this one working camera did not record any conclusive shots of a plane entering the building, only choppy footage of an explosion.

If someone could actually pilot a jet-liner just feet from the ground into the Pentagon, why wasn't there a vast path of leveled trees and power poles? Several pilots who have been interviewed state that they doubt that even the most skilled fighter pilots could have executed such a precise strike (particularly with such a large plane) let alone a terrorist under pressure who had just received his general pilots license.

The size of a Boeing 757 is approximately 125 feet in width and yet images of the impact zone at the Pentagon supposedly caused by the crash show a hole no more than 16 feet in diameter. Did the wings just fall off before impact? If so, where did they go?

Why did we never hear that Flight 93, that was supposedly crashed into a Pennsylvania field, reportedly landed in Cleveland, Ohio? This is one of the several reports made: "A Boeing 767 out of Boston made an emergency landing Tuesday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport due to concerns that it may have a bomb aboard, said Mayor Michael R. White. White said the plane had been moved to a secure area of the airport, and was evacuated. United identified the plane as Flight 93. The airline did not say how many people were aboard the flight." These press releases would later be retracted.

Why did Building 7, that was not touched by any planes and had nothing more than a few small fires on several floors collapse? Why did the owner of said building, Larry Silverstein, say on record that he gave the order to "pull it"? Why was Building 7 already rigged with explosives to bring it down? (It's worth noting that several reports state that Silverstein Properties has been awarded an estimated $861 million in insurance monies since 9/11 due to his instating a "terrorism insurance" policy after purchasing the lease just weeks before the attacks.)

Why did many eyewitnesses state, on camera, that the planes that hit the WTC buildings didn't have any markings of commercial airliners?

According to the 9/11 Commission Report, the flight data recorders or "black boxes", from Flights 11 and 175 were not recovered from the remains of the WTC attack; however, two men who worked extensively in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, stated on record that they helped federal agents find three of the four "black boxes" from the jetliners. If so, where are they?

Why did 118 firefighters go on record as saying that they heard explosions go off in sequence before the towers collapsed? One in particular, named Daniel Rivera, gave this account - "A."...Then that's when I kept on walking close to the south tower and that's when that building collapsed." Q. "How did you know that it was coming down?"A. "That noise. It was a noise." Q. "What did you hear? What did you see?"A. "It was a frigging noise. At first I thought it was… do you ever see professional demolition where they set the charges on certain floors and then you hear 'pop, pop, pop, pop, pop'?"

Keeping in mind that no steel buildings of this construction had ever collapsed in US history, why did the government so rapidly recycle the steel from the largest and most mysterious engineering failure ever?

Scores of mainstream news outlets reported that the FBI conducted an investigation of at least five of the supposed hijackers being trained at U.S. military flight schools. Those investigations are now sealed and completely classified. Why?

Did you know that although the FBI states that "evidence linking Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to the attacks of September 11 is clear and irrefutable", they have not supplied said evidence in any capacity. bin Laden was never even officially indicted and charged with guilt of the attacks.

If the US government were caught so completely off-guard, then why did several top Pentagon officials cancel their scheduled flights for September 11th on September 10th? Coincidence? If military officials were on record as stating that they never could have imagined such attacks could ever happen, then why has it been released that there had been military exercises staging responses to such an attack? (The WTC was even once used as a mock scenario location.)

At least a third of the WTC victim's bodies were supposedly "vaporized" and many of the victims of the Pentagon incident were "burned beyond recognition". Oddly, visas and paper passports which identify the supposed perpetrators miraculously survived explosions and fires that we we're told melted steel buildings.

On April 29, 2004 President Bush and V.P. Cheney agreed to meet with the 9/11 commission under specific conditions. They insisted that they would not testify separately nor under oath. They also demanded that their testimony be treated as a matter of "state secret." To date, nothing they spoke of that day exists in the public domain. Why?

OK, this could go on for days so I'll cut this short. So if it's even remotely possible that radical Islamic terrorists did not carry out the events of 9/11, then who did? If commercial planes were not used to commit these crimes, where are they and what happened to the innocent people that were on board? Who is responsible for the death of 3,000 Americans? Well, I'll leave that up to you to uncover and decide. As one man eloquently stated, the perpetrator of crimes is most often the one who makes the most attempts to cover it up. A theory is no longer just a theory when evidence arises. It moves from theory to a possibility. After one finds more and more evidence that contradicts the mainstream story, it moves from possible, to probable. Therefore, this is no longer just some crazy "theory", but rather it moves into the realm of probability.

Each individual has to decide for themselves what they believe. We have been given the freedom to make up our own minds and believe accordingly. I'm not presenting this in order to start up a rebellious militia or to head to NY to start a rally. I, admittedly unexpectedly, felt responsible to pass on a fraction of what I have found regarding these events on its anniversary. Do with it what you will. There are great deceptions going on right under our noses here in this nation and few care to even entertain the thought of it being possible. If one only dedicates a few hours a week to look into the true beginnings of this nation, it doesn't take long to understand why all looks as it does today. My friends, not all is as it seems. As angry as this makes people, this nation isn't a "Christian" nation any more than any other. It takes more than religious edifices on every corner to make a nation Christian. People in other countries are being publicly hanged for speaking the name of Christ while we, here in this noble "Christian" nation sit idly by in our pews singing songs of Sweet Beulah Land. Something just doesn't compute. I'll be the first to admit that it's tough to swallow that much of what I have been taught could not be further from the truth. But I want the truth. So much of this goes hand in hand with the warm and fuzzy fallacies of organized religion. The general population would rather have false patriotism, feel good stories, villains and heroes than the ugly truth. After all, if we uncover the truth, we become responsible to do something about it and that takes true courage and a willingness to look like a rebel in the eyes of our peers. Because I believe that there is an agenda in full swing that doesn't have my best interest in mind at all, I risk being immediately labeled a "conspiracy theorist". Well, I'll take that moniker over "conditioned follower" any day. Let's just say you won't find me lined up to get the governments latest fear serum anytime soon.

The deeper reality is that the end-time prophecies in Scripture are coming to pass in this generation. It will not all be roses and rainbows forever. It is time to hear what the Spirit is saying in this hour and ask the LORD for unveiled eyes to see. May God's perfect will and plans be manifested on earth as they are in Heaven.

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison

8 comments:

Leon said...

I bet you knew I'd comment on this one bro....

"I risk being immediately labeled a "conspiracy theorist". Well, I'll take that moniker over "conditioned follower" any day. Let's just say you won't find me lined up to get the governments latest fear serum anytime soon."

I've already been labeled as one of those a long time ago. I carry the tag with honor believe me. You were kinder then I would have been above Joel, you said "conditioned follower" where I would have said "sheep" or "sheeple" for this is truly what they are.

I've researched and stayed on this from that very day...your questions and notations are spot on and your blog as a whole is fantastic and I am so glad it comes from you and not me if you know what I mean.

I posted a blog today as well touching on this..check it out if ya have the time.

God Bless your day brother..

Joel Spencer said...

Leon: Well, God has been giving me healthy doses of humility and gentleness lately, so my words are not quite as harsh as in days gone past. The ugliness of it all hasn't changed, but I can't seem to escape the tender-heartedness of the Father in this season. He is so patient, so full of lovingkindness, despite man's rebellion and flat out denial of Him. Judgment however is coming - of that there is no doubt.

I'll be sure to check out your blog on the subject - thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks so much for the insight. I guess I am one of those who use to believe all I was told....in both arenas you mentioned. Since I have been digging for myself about the church and have found a whole different thing then I was told. This does not surprise me either. This is so crazy, I am glad you shared it. welcome home, I missed you and K

Karen said...

Why in the world haven't we heard about this stuff? I find it hard to believe that all of these questions have never been brought to light. I guess that I just can't understand why such a diabolical plan would ever be carried out against the American people by our own government, if that is in fact what you're saying is a possibility. Do you think that it is?

Anonymous said...

Joel, God has most definitely called and enabled you to be a true voice with the ability to pen thoughts and facts in a dynamic way. Thanks for listening to Him, and sharing with us.
As I was finishing up the reading of this blog post "Pursuing Truth", I could see right below "the Power of the Written Word of God" with “Read Me!” traced into the 'dusty looking' Bible. What an example of [a picture is worth a thousand words].
Knowing I am now accountable for all that God is showing me both in the Bible and revelation of what is going on in the world around me, I can no longer accept and swallow without question what comes from the religious or political sectors.
As we traverse this path of God, may we each be ‘as wise as serpents and harmless as doves’.
16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
Matt 10:16 (NKJV)
Kay

Jeff said...

Quick clarification: Jeff is my husband and I am Tessie.

I think your blog was well written and very 'mellow' considering all the lives lost this day!
and for what reason? EXACTLY!!
Money, 'power'; power that will never be "his" to have!!
Keep the Love, Joel and God Bless you.
There are plenty of 'links' to the Word going on here and now!
Just remember that the bible is not meant to scare us but to prepare us!! Be Prepared!!

Jeffrey E.W. said...

Hey Joel,

I came across this last week: http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/info_schedule_battle/Anti_Government_Phobia.html

Note: Mentally ill persons can apparently be denied some rights, such as voting.

I found it interesting.

-Jeff

Joel Spencer said...

Anonymous: I have found that the truth is far greater than fiction.

Karen: I believe that there is an agenda behind closed doors yes. I don't think that it is new at all. In fact, it was set in motion at the founding of this great nation. A people that live in fear are easy to control and there is no question that circumstances are always unfolding where the general population are "feared" into desired responses. Look all around, it is everywhere.

Kay: In the LORD alone I put my trust. Not this nation, not its leaders, not its "Christian" spokespersons... this world is quickly passing away. It's time we understand our roll in our time here.

Tessie: Thanks for your input, I agree, the "stuff" that fuels this worlds agenda makes men expendable. As sad and shocking as it is, it has been going on since the fall of man.

Jeffrey E.W.: I read some of the information on the link that you mentioned and I don't know whether to get steamed or laugh. It's interesting how the ones who want to ask the questions that people in charge don't want to answer are always excused away as the crazy ones.