One has to wonder: Is the scientist too close to the experiment to objectively determine its cause or outcome? Or is it the matter of a paycheck calling for a certain loyalty and blindness in the way of facts? Or is it reflective of the status of the True Believer?
Mr. Ban Buren begins this piece lumping 911 into the same pool of "terrorist events," each one taken to have come from the same source sans genuine examination.
Then he makes use of the all-inclusive WE frame that falsely asserts that what was done by Power without the People's consent (and consent manufactured on the basis of FALSE evidence and witnesses with reliable reputations who pushed official lies... is not the same thing as consent of the genuine sort) is attributable to The People:
"But it has to be said, especially looking at the sick repetition of the same story, that despite fourteen plus years of a war on terror, terror seems to be with us as much as ever, maybe even more. It is time to rethink what we have done and are doing."
We, which is to say the great mass of persons, is not doing anything in the way of Terrorism. To the contrary, the ABC agency to which you devoted your lifework, Mr. Van Buren, is doing much.
After all, all these planned assassinations that open nations like pinatas and all of the covert weapons sales and all of the inflamed-by-design internecine conflicts guarantee little more than the spread of terrorism; and it's organizations like the CIA that have the actual blood on THEIR hands.
Citizens who do not agree with war and do not practice violence/aggression or terrorism have no reason to pick up the WE banner and wear it like a military uniform.
This IS dis-information! About as accurate as who was behind many of these "surprise" attacks.