Within 24 hours, the 9/11 events had suffered from the American propensity to oversimplify very complex events. American mainstream media have done the same -- and continue to do so -- with such events as John Kennedy's death, Martin Luther King's assassination, the Reagan shooting, the Columbine events, and the Oklahoma City bombings.
The reality is that almost the simplest of crimes are complex. We can read the local news and discover that. But we as a society like a very simple, black and white explanation. This is yet another example of why 9/11 will continue to keep researchers busy for decades -- if not centuries -- to come.
"A NEW ISRAELI CONNECTION to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 has recently been unveiled. Buried in a New York Times story on Feb. 19 was the eye-opening revelation that a Lebanese Muslim Arab who has been taken into custody by the Lebanon—which has accused him of being a spy for some 25 years for Israeli intelligence—just happens to be a cousin of one of the Muslims alleged to have been one of the 9-11 hijackers.
Although Ali al-Jarrah was—publicly—an outspoken proponent of the Palestinian cause, it now turns out that he was actually working as a paid asset of the Mossad for more than two decades, betraying his own nation and conducting spying operations against Palestinian groups and the pro-Palestinian party Hezbollah."