Who Was Behind the September 11th Attack?
The focus of 9-11 Research is to document the 9/11/01 attack, preserve evidence, and explore some of the many contradictions and impossibilities in the official account of the attack. Some of those issues are listed on the '9/11' Anomalies page. Even a small portion of the facts enumerated therein would be sufficient to overturn the "conviction" of Osama bin Laden in any legitimate court of law. If Osama bin Laden and his cells of followers were not behind the attacks, then who was? The answer to this question might not be obvious, but a reasonable approach to discovering the answer is, if the event is treated like crimes normally are.
Crime Investigation Questions
Normally, crime investigators ask at least the following questions in order to produce a list of suspects:
We briefly examine these three questions under the headings means, motive, and mode.
It appears that only officials at the highest levels in the U.S. government had the capacity and opportunity to freeze the air defense network and stage a surgical strike on the Pentagon, and that only some combination of top New York City officials, U.S. government officials, and owners of the World Trade Center could have accomplished the demolition of the complex and assured the thorough destruction of evidence.
Some of the pages in the Aftermath section suggest geopolitical motives for the attack, and the page on ownership of the World Trade Center suggests a financial motive for destroying the buildings in Manhattan. However, motive is not the focus of 9-11 Research, so we recommend the websites listed on our Foreknowledge, Motive, and Complicity web resources page for background and analysis of the possible motives of the perpetrators.
An examination of the precise targeting and timing of the attacks suggests that the perpetrators used careful planning to maximize the shock while minimizing the fatalities of the attack. The indications of advance knowledge and warnings of the attack are also telling clues about the identities of the perpetrators.
The above questions about means, motive, and mode of the crime all point to people in the highest levels of the U.S. government at the very least having facilitating the attack, and more likely having engineering it. That being the case opens up difficult questions about why and exactly how such people could have committed such a vast crimes, questions addressed in the Conspiracy page.