So, it’s September 11th again, like September 11th every year, and time for me to re-iterate why I believe it was an inside job, and any Americans who are still angry at the whole Arab world are angry at the wrong people.
First, there is the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) mission statement. This was a group of top conservatives whose basic idea is that America should, without question, assert it’s dominance over the whole world. Their mission statement included an admission that they would need a “Pearl Harbor style event” to get the public behind them. It strikes me as odd that the casualty count from 9/11 is very, very close to the casualty count from Pearl Harbor.
2. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld. Does anybody doubt that these are truly horrible, evil people? They willingly, happily killed hundreds of thousands of civilians, imprisoned and tortured people without any trial or evidence of guilt whatsoever, lied about their reasons for doing it every step of the way, and never showed the slightest bit of remorse.
3. The coincidence of Bush speaking to an elementary school class at the time. What a convenient photo-op. I’d be much more inclined to believe it was a terrorist attack had he been golfing, watching TV, riding his bicycle, or ‘clearing brush’ at his ranch; any of the things he spent most of his presidency doing. I imagine the set-up went something like this:
“Governor, the vice-president’s on the phone.”
“O.K., put him through.” “Good morning, Mr. Cheney. What can I do for you?”
“Mornin, Jeb. We want a nice photo-op with your brother a couple of weeks from now. The morning of September 11th. What can you set up?”
“How about talking to a bunch of elementary school kids?”
“Sure, that’d be great. Make sure there’s a nice, racial mix.”
“No problem. So, what’s up?”
“Just as well you don’t know.”
4. The plane that hit the Pentagon. The part I can’t wrap my head around is this: It disappeared from radar out over the Atlantic, although that’s an area of seriously heavy traffic and there’s lots of radar. Then, it looped around in a descending arc before hitting the Pentagon. Let’s say it was traveling at 200 miles an hour when it hit, because slower than that and it probably would have been seen on security cameras, which it wasn’t. 200 miles an hour is a bit over 3 miles a minute. So, 60 seconds before hitting the Pentagon, that plane was 3 miles away, at a startlingly low altitude, especially for not being near any airport. There should have been thousands of witnesses. It should have damned near blown cars off the freeway. It should have rattled the windows in nearby apartment buildings. If any of that happened, I still haven’t heard about it.
5. The investigation. It wasn’t an investigation, it was a cover up. Why was the lead investigator only allowed to question Bush in the presence of Cheney, with no taping allowed?
6. Of course, there’s building 7. Watch the damned tape. That building did not collapse due to fire.
There is much, much more. You could wonder about the relationship between the Bushes and the Bin Ladens and why they were all whisked out of the country so fast instead of being interrogated which would be standard FBI procedure, you could question Larry Silverstein’s huge insurance payout or his strange statement about building 7 which could almost be construed as a confession, you could talk about things firefighters heard; there were hundreds of weird and suspicious things that happened on that day. But this is only a blog, not a book.