The attacks on the world trade center on 9/11 were a pivotal point in American history, and much of the footage that we have from the event are the same few videos that were shared widely on news reports the day of the incident. However, every so often, some independent footage makes its way around the internet. One of the clearest videos taken of the plane collision was captured by New York University student Caroline Dries. Dries reportedly filmed the footage from her dorm room at the nearby university.
Driers and her roommate, Megan, were reportedly woken up by the sound of the explosion from the first blast. Since it was such a strange occurrence, Driers took out a video camera and began filming what she saw. That’s when another plane came into the shot and hit the second tower.
NYU Student’s 9/11 Video From Her Dorm Room Is Just Now Going Viral…Almost 15 Years Later
Posted by Jose Antonio Bonete on Sunday, September 11, 2016
In the years since the attacks, the commission that oversaw the investigation has been exposed as a fraud, with many of its own members speaking out against the official story. According to a 2006 report from the Washington Post, most of the people who oversaw this commission believed they were being lied to, and even held a secret meeting about referring the matter to the Department of Justice. The report stated that:
“Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said.”
One of the commissioners who expressed doubts about the evidence was John Farmer, who later wrote a book called “The Ground Truth,” detailing how evidence was intentionally left out of the report and how intelligence agencies lied about important aspects of the incident, including their initial response to the attack.
“I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years,” Farmer said.
Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey governor who led the commission said that NORAD lied about their response to the attack. “We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us. It was just so far from the truth. . . . It’s one of those loose ends that never got tied,” Kean said.
The two co-chairs of the Commission, Kean, and Lee Hamilton, have said publicly that the commission was “set up to fail.”
In their book, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, Kean and Hamilton describe how the commission was intentionally underfunded and not given ample time to sort out the evidence, and how they were lied to by intelligence agencies and politicians who seemed to have something to hide. Hamilton said in an interview with the CBC that “We had a lot of skeptics out there, who really did not want the Commission formed. Politicians don’t like somebody looking back to see if they made a mistake.”
In the interview, Hamilton also revealed that Henry Kissinger was who they actually wanted to run the commission. There were even members of the Intelligence Community who had similar stories to tell, including Former FBI Director Louis Freeh who pointed out that there were parts of the report that he knew were false. Specifically, Freeh said that some of the terrorists suspected of carrying out the attack were known about by intelligence agencies for a long time, while the final commission report stated these agencies had no prior knowledge of the terrorists.
The commission was so flimsy that a coalition of intelligence whistleblowers was formed to dispute the official story. The coalition consisted of agents from the NSA, FBI and other agencies, who said that there was evidence that was intentionally ignored and left out of the commission report.
Considering the many problems with the commission, a new investigation is long overdue.