Black 9/11: Money, Motive and Technology
9/11/2001 remains one of the darkest days in American history. The official story of nineteen men overtaking four aircraft via boxcutters, knives, and sheer will and piloting them into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA remains gospel. But over time, things change. Black 9/11 poses some key questions: How skilled were these pilots, such as Hani Hanjour, who flunked simulations at flight schools, yet executed a maneuver that resulted in the hit on the Pentagon? Who was behind the insider trading with respect to airlines, insurance companies, and others in the days before 9/11? Were WTC 7 and the Pentagon targeted to cover up financial shenanigans involving billions of dollars? How does stolen loot from Japan post-World War II figure into the Cold War and later covert actions?
Mark Gaffney’s second edition of Black 9/11 considers the tough questions that mainstream journalists won’t touch. The author has engaged in painstaking research into the dark corners of our government, which might make the reader uncomfortable but nevertheless is worthwhile. The United States has taken a different path since 9/11, and the author seeks to understand the thoughts that led to that day and what came after. This is a book for anyone who wants to see behind the curtain of government secrets.
Mark H. Gaffney