Yet Americans believed the transparent lie.
The military/security complex was desperate for enemies. In 2001 Russia was under the US thumb. China's rise was predicted to be 50 years away. Where were the enemies to keep the military/security budget and power growing?
The neoconservitives who dominated the Cheney/Bush government identified the Arab Middle East as the enemy and said a "new Pearl Harbor" was needed to provide wars to overthrow 7 countries in 5 years.
The Zionist neoconservatives wanted to remove opponents of Israel's expansion into the West Bank and Lebanon. Cheney wanted to continue the enrichment of the military/security complex of which he is a beneficiary.
To provide the "new Pearl Harbor," Cheney, the neoconservatives, and Israel orchestrated the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon.
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and a number of similar orgnizations, together with a number of documented books by people of known expertise and integrity, have demolished the official story. We now know that 9/11 was a Deep State operation to provide America with an enemy—the War on Terror— so that the military/security budget, on which so many fortunes rest, would not be threatened.