The official storyline is somewhere near this:
That 19 Islamic fundamentalists took over 4 commercial airplanes and flew them into targets in DC and NYC (and a field in PA), because they "hate our freedoms"; and the Administration at the time knew nothing beforehand (ie the attacks were a complete surprise) and the anticipation/prevention of such attacks was the result of "a lack of imagination".
Before I reply to the points you made, do you agree with this position? Or a modified version of such? Knowing where you stand on this might save me a lot of typing. (This is for both Frank and SDW).
This is getting ridiculous. You've included some subjective elements to the story, such as the government "knew nothing" and getting into the reasons the attack happened. Both of those points can be at least debated, and I suspect this is why you're trying to make the discussion about them.
But no, we're talking about what actually happened. 19 Islamic Fundamentalists hijacked four commercial airplanes. One crashed in a field in PA, (possibly due to passengers fighting back). Two others hit the trade towers, which then collapsed after the explosions and ensuing fires. Another struck the Pentagon, causing significant damage and loss of life.
That's what happened. Most of the "9/11 Truthers" dispute elements of that, pointing out possibilities like:
1) The government planned the attacks
2) The government knew about them and did nothing.
3) The towers didn't fall from the planes and fires. They were brought down with explosives.
4) A missile hit the Pentagon, not an airliner.
5) There were no muslim hijackers, only government agents or others. The 19 faces we saw wee fabrications.
So let's talk about those. Because I guarantee you believe at least a few of those points.