Janadele, what you're bumping up against in this thread are a core of people who fit into the category described by Moroni in Ether 8:24. If you want to understand this group, read this chapter a few times, concentrating on verses 22-26, and 24 specifically. President Benson describes the same situation in a Conference talk he gave, Fall of 1988.
Notice that Moroni says in v. 24: "Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye awake to a sense of your awful situation". This group has not only awaked to our awful situation, but see 9/11 as a KEY event in the plans of the latter-day Gadiantons described by Moroni.
Now, a moments thought should suggest to you that not all "ye Gentiles" will necessarily wake up at the same time, especially to 9/11. However, we will all have our turn, as things get progressively worse. Eventually it will be obvious to most LDS. My wakeup began sometime ago; iamse7en started several months ago.
Unfortunately, it is a real burden to have a fairly clear view of our "awful situation", both in terms of having a perception of something so awful and foreboding with such ominous portent, AND
to be accutely aware of those of our LDS brethren (and others, of course) who are largely blind to the dangers we see. We are even more burdened by not being able to enlist these people in joining battle with us against the real foe.
For instance, it is PAINFUL
to see how oblivious someone like Mitt Romney is to this 'awful situation', or even most of the Tea Partiers. They are apparently on a different 'wakeup' schedule than this group, for various reasons. Though the Tea Partiers certainly woke up to the egregious bailouts, including TARP, and many of the circumstances creating the apparent 'need' for these bailouts. They could still easily miss the bigger picture.
If you understand what I'm saying here, you will begin to understand Jason's choice of avatar
. It's a burden; almost overwhelming when you first grapple with it.
The bright side of all this is that it indicates we are quickly coming into some of the final wind-up stages. We are also FORCED to rely more on the Lord and seek his Spirit in a more serious fashion. We HAVE to, for spiritual survival.
Why don't the Brethren speak about these things? They have, re., quote from Benson, above (not shown, but indicated); and many others, over the years and decades, and seriously among the earliest Brethren.
Ask yourself, if Dallin Oaks and others of the Brethren, started speaking out directly against the modern day Gadiantons, and in the day of their almost overwhelming power, wouldn't you expect the LDGs would turn their focus on us and rend us? I think the consensus in this forum is that the day is past when the Brethren could 'publicly' rally the troops against this foe. They are focused rather on gathering as many sheaves as they can. And rightly so, I've come to believe.
I know for a fact that Dr. Jones latest paper on WTC dust nano-thermite was handed off to Pres. Eyring's daughter at his home. It is hard to believe he did not read it and probably come fully up to speed on Dr. Jones' findings, nor could he ignore the implications of it. And it probably only confirmed what he already knew or strongly suspected.
One more comment. My sister and her husband entered the MTC in Provo a little over a month ago. She said one of the presenters in their training said that modern day secret combinations were RAMPANT and to be seen EVERYWHERE.