Half of Americans suspect the government is lying about 9/11

By Kevin Barrett

On the eve of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, nearly half of the American people suspect their government is lying about what happened that day.

A recent scientific survey by YouGov, sponsored by ReThink911.org, found that only 40% of Americans are fully satisfied with the official account of 9/11, while 48% either doubt the official story or do not believe it at all.

Shockingly, only 23% of Americans believe the government’s story about World Trade Center 7 – a 47-story highrise that imploded for no apparent reason on the afternoon of 9/11. (What is truly shocking is that almost one in four Americans actually believes the government’s claim that WTC-7 imploded in 6 1/2 seconds due to office fires.)

The poll data shows that there is still no consensus among the American people about what really happened on 9/11, despite the government and mainstream media’s all-out efforts to reinforce the crumbing official story and black out the whole issue of WTC-7.

The anniversary of 9/11 this Wednesday will feature major events in New York City and Washington, DC sponsored by groups asking Americans to re-think 9/11.

In Washington DC, the United In Courage coalition will lead the Million American March Against Fear, beginning at noon in the National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets. The Million American March Against Fear will commemorate all of the victims of 9/11, and demand an end to the 9/11-triggered “politics of fear” that has shredded the Constitution, launched illegal wars of aggression, and bankrupted the nation. Dr. Cornel West, regarded by many as America’s leading public intellectual, is the keynote speaker.

In New York, Richard Gage AIA of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will lead an all day tour culminating at 5:20 p.m. in a rally beneath the huge RE-THINK 9/11 billboard in Times Square. (The 5:20 p.m. rally time commemorates the implosion of WTC-7.)

Also in Washington DC, on the weekend after 9/11, is the DC 9/11 Conference whose motto is “advancing the truth.” Though sold out in advance, the conference will be broadcast live – just go to the USTREAM link at http://dc911conference.org/.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the 9/11 Truth Film Festival is running all day on September 11th. The livestream will be carried on NoLiesRadio.org.

dayton_poll2_smallThen on September 22nd, the Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference in Urbana, Illinois will feature Wayne Madsen, Jim Fetzer, and yours truly.

Widespread public doubts about 9/11 are fueling public skepticism about the wisdom of attacking Syria.Twelve years after the events of September 11th, 2001, a strong majority of Americans thinks their leaders are lying about the desirability of attacking Syria, and many – including such respected figures as Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, and Lawrence Wilkerson – are calling the “chemical weapons incident” a likely false-flag. Today, ten years after the US attacked Iraq, an overwhelming majority recognizes that the Iraq war was based on lies.

The upshot: If 9/11 briefly succeeded as a trigger for mass hypnosis, putting Americans into a trance and conditioning them to accept their leaders’ lying rationales for war, that trance appears to have worn off.