I have not put up a post here in a long while. Things have been pretty busy and stressful. I am not putting up a real post yet, but there is something that has been bothering me for five and a half years now and I think that I should get it out.
Has anyone ever taken responsibility for the 11 September, 2001 attacks?
I know that we assume that it was al-Qaeda. I know that it is popular knowledge that that group was behind it. As one of my favorite literary characters once said though, “most of the things that everyone knows are wrong. The rest are just unreliable.”
Terrorists take responsibility for their acts. Whenever they do something, they put up announcements of how it was an act by their group in protest of such and such. Often more than one group will take credit for an act, leaving the authorities wondering whether the attack was a joint operation or whether some groups are trying to make themselves seem more powerful than they really are.
And there are plenty of groups out there who would like to see the US get the black eye that we sustained from those attacks. Why did I not hear about a plethora of different groups saying that the attack on our Pentagon was from one of them? (I would start searching for names to include, but I am at work and I suspect that just typing in al-Qaeda will flag my computer as a danger. A search for terrorist groups here is just begging for trouble.)
So, did I miss it? I do not continually watch the news. I easily could have missed something. Google searches have not proved fruitful though. I would think that if there had been some sort of revelation, that I would be able to find it.
Did the various media just latch onto a name of a terrorist group because it was convenient and likely? Did the US public just accept it because we are used to having our information spoon fed to us?
If someone can point me to a news article, an interview on the television or radio, something that shows that someone actually tried to say “we’re behind it! It was us” I would be appreciative.
And I am not saying that al-Qaeda was not behind that attacks. I just find the whole thing strange and will not learn unless I ask questions.