Steve A. Stone
I could have, but didn't
By Steve A. Stone
September 12, 2022

Dear Friends and Patriots,

I could have sent this to you on the 21st anniversary of 9-11, but I didn't. I didn't send it the week before, either. Perhaps I could have, but I thought better of it. Maybe it's okay to send now. You tell me.

The link below came from my New York state friend, Mary Soukup. Mary, or "Mare" as she's better known, is a lot like us all. She's a friend and a patriot, and she does her homework. There's not much I can tell her. Instead, she tells me. This link is one of the things she told me:

Yes, you read that right. "911truth." A link from some "Truther" group of whacko radicals who insist that 9-11 involved a whole lot more than a bunch of semi-trained, mostly Saudi Islamist followers of Osama Bin Laden.

You might want to accuse me of perpetuating conspiracies. If you do, then go right ahead. Such accusations don't bother me in the least. Besides, if you've been keeping score for the past ten years, you'll discover that a lot of the conspiracies I dismissed years ago proved to have far more to them than I allowed.

I used to think all those contrail "cloud people" were just an odd cult and not really credible at all. Today, I'm not nearly so sure. I've seen too many things that tell me the skies do, at least occasionally, get filled with airplanes that are releasing things on us. I read something yesterday about a project to combat rabies in raccoons by aerial spraying. I may be a simpleton, but it seems to me if they're going to spray a bunch of raccoons, then they'll probably spray me, too. Whoever "they" is.

My jury is still out on the HAARP arrays. Today, I'm willing to believe the U.S. Air Force's story regarding what they do. According to them, and the U.S. Navy, DARPA, and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, the High Altitude Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is a project to study phenomena connected with the ionosphere, which is way, way, WAY above the clouds and earthly weather systems. This is an official description of HAARP, taken from the University of Alaska website, found at:

"HAARP is the world's most capable high-power, high-frequency transmitter for study of the ionosphere. The HAARP program is committed to developing a world-class ionospheric research facility consisting of:

  • The Ionospheric Research Instrument, a high power transmitter facility operating in the high frequency range. The IRI can be used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere for scientific study.

  • A sophisticated suite of scientific or diagnostic instruments that can be used to observe the physical processes that occur in the excited region.

Observation of the processes resulting from the use of the IRI in a controlled manner will allow scientists to better understand processes that occur continuously under the natural stimulation of the sun."

I think that explanation leaves a whole library of questions unaddressed. But, it appears HAARP isn't a weather weapon. It may still be something of a weapon, though. And, there's always the possibility it changes the weather in certain ways as an unintended consequence of its operations. Who knows? I'd bet even DoD doesn't actually know. But, I'd bet money they're trying to figure it out. There is a story to HAARP, but we'll probably never know it.

My jury is still out on who killed President Kennedy and why. Was it the CIA? Was it the Mafia? Was it the Cabal? Was it the Mafia doing a favor for the CIA? I know it wasn't Lee Harvey Oswald. He wasn't nearly a good enough shot to have done that deed. And, he had one of the crappiest rifles made. He'd already missed in one assassination attempt at much closer range, shooting at his target through a window at night. One might think he was blind, but Oswald wasn't blind. It's just as I said, he missed his shot at Gen. Edwin Walker, who was sitting in full view. Only a marksman who wasn't that good, or one using a really crappy rifle could have missed that shot. But, Oswald did, and he did because he was the perfect combination of that so-so marksman with a really crappy rifle. He thought he was good, though, and he was encouraged to think so by his handlers. After all, he was once a Marine, wasn't he? So, to my way of thinking Oswald was exactly what he said he was—nothing but a patsy. So, who was guilty? Who pulled the trigger? Who initiated the sophisticated plot to kill President Kennedy, using Oswald as a secondary victim? My current money is on a combination of Mafia and some part of the intel community. Beyond that, I can't say. President Trump didn't declassify enough of the files on the assassination for us to know more. It makes you wonder, doesn't it?

My jury is not out on Benghazi. I think I understand what happened there as well as anyone. I wrote up my thoughts in at least one of my books. Those thoughts haven't changed. I know who set Chris Stephens up to die on 9-11 2012. You should, too. It's the same bunch who engineered most of The Arab Spring uprisings, and who was so desperate to take down Muammar Gadaffi in Libya. There were all kinds of secrets that needed to be hidden, and most of the things we saw in Egypt, Libya, and Syria were efforts to do just that—hide truth. So far, it seems to have worked. Maybe after certain people die and are no longer a threat, we'll get to know more. Maybe.

The previous few paragraphs are my way of saying, "I know what I know, but I also know what I don't know." I try to go with the things I understand as logical; things that can be proven or are so sensical they have to be mainly true. That's why I recommend you go to the link provided above and start looking at the videos.

Understand what the website is and isn't. It is a site set up as a clearinghouse for investigatory information provided by competent engineers and architects. It's not a gossip site, and doesn't cater to amateurs who "believe" but have no proof to offer. The members of the group that established and runs the site are all professional engineers and architects—people who can substantiate the legitimacy of their research and conclusions. The website isn't a forum for 9-11 conspiracies. It doesn't delve into my favorite topic: it doesn't ask "Why?" It also doesn't ask "Who?" Its sole focus is on the World Trade Center and what they contend is a very fictional account of what caused the three towers to collapse on Sept. 11, 2001.

Before any of you begin your "Yeah, yeah, we know. We've heard it all before" stuff, please understand. Questions about the collapses began immediately after 9-11. I heard them. I dismissed them. I was of the opinion that the holes in the buildings, coupled with the sustained winds at the height of the impacts had created a Venturi Effect that allowed the burning jet fuel to super-heat. But, after years of ignoring the entire question, I finally started looking at my own suppositions and found them to be wrong. The truth is, the maximum potential wind going through one of those buildings might have reached 40 mph, which is not high enough to super-heat the fire to the temperature needed to cause steel I-beams to buckle. I have to admit—I was wrong.

Another fact is the resilience of steel-framed buildings. They're built to withstand high winds and fires. Other than the towers at the World Trade Center, there has never been a single incidence of a steel-framed building collapse. Never! Think that over for a bit. According to most professional structural engineers and architects—for any competently designed building such a thing—is virtually impossible. If that is true, then there's only one logical explanation. That's why the AE911Truth site exists—to explore all the possible things that could cause large buildings to catastrophically collapse as those so obviously did.

I have another confession (it must be my mood today); I never delved into Tower 7. When I recently did, I was floored, flabbergasted, shocked and amazed, and just plain flummoxed. Leave Towers 1 and 2 alone for a moment. Focus on Tower 7. Then, after you've studied what happened there, ask yourself the question I ask myself—what was there about Tower 7 that would make anyone want to make it disappear? If there was ever a $64,000 Question, that is it.

I recall the official story on Tower 7 made a claim that the shock of Towers 1 and 2 collapsing had created a seismic wave that damaged the structural foundation of Tower 7. Supposedly, that damage had been detected by noon. The building was supposedly completely evacuated, but the tower didn't collapse until after 5 p.m. Word had gone out to fire departments and media that Tower 7's collapse was imminent, so when it did come down, it was no big surprise. But, think about that story for a moment. Tower 7 came down in 15 seconds. There were 10 other buildings nearby that sustained major damage from the collapse of Towers 1 and 2. Some of them were nearer to the twin towers than Tower 7, yet they didn't collapse. Think about that, then pay heed to the videos that concentrate on Tower 7.

The answers are out there. Maybe we can't find them, but we can sure learn to ask the right questions.

MAGA, Baby.

In Liberty,


© Steve A. Stone


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Steve A. Stone

Steve A. Stone is and always will be a Texan, though he's lived outside that great state for all but 3 years since 1970, remembering it as it was, not as it is. He currently resides in Lower Alabama with a large herd of furry dependents, who all appear to be registered Democrats. Steve retired from the U.S. Coast Guard reserves in 2011, after serving over 22 years in uniform over the span of four decades. His service included duty on two U.S. Navy attack submarines, and one Navy and two U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Units. He is now retired after working as a senior civil servant for the U.S. Navy for over 31 years. Steve is a member of the Alabama Minority GOP and Common Sense Campaign. He is also a life member of SUBVETS, Inc., the Submarine League, and the NRA. In 2018, Steve has written and published 10 books.


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