9/11/2001 – Twelfth Anniversary Survey
With last week marking the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, it is clear that the horrific events of that day remain indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of many Americans. The world was forever changed by the events of that day and we are reminded of this every time we walk into an airport or see a news story about the Department of Homeland Security or consider the ongoing tensions in the Middle East.
Christians who believe that we are likely living in the last of the last days understand that the stage is being set for the Bible’s final prophetic drama and that world-changing events such as those of September 11, 2001 are just part of that process. At the same time, there remain persistent questions and various perspectives concerning exactly what happened on that day and how this might relate to the end times scenario as it continues to develop and move towards prophetic fulfillment.
Interestingly, with over a decade of historical perspective, there appears to be a renewed interest in re-examining the evidence surrounding what happened on 9/11 in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Some are even calling for a new independent investigation to determine whether the report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), representing the official government position, objectively reflects the best understanding of that evidence.
Not everyone with doubts about the commonly accepted view of 9/11 fits the description of a typical conspiracy theorist. For example, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is comprised of over 2,000 experts who are trying to petition the U.S. Congress to re-open the 9/11 investigations based on their in-depth analysis of the collapse of the three WTC towers. Pilots for 911 Truth describe themselves as “an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe who have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots.”
The primary focus of these two groups in particular is not so much speculation on everything that may have transpired on 9/11, who was actually involved, or specific implications, but their purpose is rather to simply demonstrate what they believe to be significant problems with the official explanations in terms of the science involved across a broad spectrum of professional disciplines.
Some ABI readers who are not familiar with the details of the official NIST report, may recall that Popular Mechanics magazine responded to criticisms of the NIST report with its own challenge to those criticisms. This, in turn, precipitated a book aimed at debunking, PM’s debunking of the debunking of the NIST report. And there doesn’t seem to be a clear or definitive end to this cycle in sight.
We would like to know what you think about all this. Please take a few moments to participate in this brief survey concerning your views on September 11, 2001.
The survey consists of seven questions. The results of the survey will be posted as they become available.
For the sake of accuracy, please only one submission per respondent.
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Feel free to add your own comments and observations in addition to the survey responses.