When 9/11 first occurred, many people were devastated. Speculations ran around in the early days, but the American government assured us that it was masterminded by Osama bin Laden who had hired and trained Saudi nationals to complete the task. Eventually, it was claimed that Saddam Hussein was also involved and that we needed to invade Iraq, leaving us fighting two fronts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A few years later, after we’ve captured Hussein, we’re told bin Laden isn’t all that important and that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the evil mastermind behind 9/11. He was, apparently, part of al-Qaida, so there was still a need to capture bin Laden, but Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the person who is responsible for the entire mess we have gotten ourselves into. He has now confessed to numerous plots ranging from the Daniel Pearl murder to the Richard Reid shoe bombings.

Since 9/11 we have seen the shift in responsibility for the event shift to suit the needs of those in power in the American government. First, we went into Afghanistan because that’s where we were told Osama bin Laden was. Next, we moved on to Iraq because there was some convoluted claims about a connection between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Anyone who understood the region and the people involved knew this was not true, but the story was sold to the American people and the United States invaded and overthrew the Iraqi regime.

Now that we have pulled out of Iraq, at the request of the Iraqi government, the American government feels the need to shift the blame of 9/11 yet again to its newly perceived enemy, Iran. This past week, a New York judge found that Tehran is liable in the 9/11 attacks.

On Thursday, Judge George Daniels in Manhattan signed a default judgment finding Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida liable in the 2001 attacks. The ruling came in a $100 billion lawsuit brought by family members of victims.

The findings also said Iran provides al-Qaida members a safe haven.

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly denied any Iranian connection to the Sept. 11 attacks or to al-Qaida.

CBS News has more details on the findings.

Daniels signed findings of fact saying the plaintiffs had established that the 2001 attacks were caused by the support the defendants provided to al Qaeda. The findings also said Iran continues to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda by providing a safe haven for al Qaeda leadership and rank-and-file al Qaeda members.

During last week’s open-court hearing, family members of Sept. 11 victims sat through a four-hour presentation from attorneys who cited evidence supporting their claims that Iran actively assisted the hijackers of planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers, at the Pentagon and into a field in Pennsylvania. Former members of the Sept. 11 Commission and three Iranian defectors also spoke.

The judge accepted as fact the Plaintiff’s evidence solely because the other party, in this case the country of Iran, did not show up in court. Iran has repeatedly stated that they have no involvement with al-Quaida.

Saudi Arabia had been knocked out of the lawsuit, but lawyers filed papers on Thursday to reinstate Saudi Arabia as a defendant.

Saudi Arabia. The home of 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers. Why was it knocked out of the lawsuit? Why is there no responsibility placed on Saudi Arabia?

The story is now out there. Just how many countries are ultimately going to be responsible for 9/11?Will the American people blindly accept these findings or will they actually question what is happening before the United States gets itself involved in another war?