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9/11 Conspiracy Conclusion

Added: Wednesday, March 12th 2008 at 8:52am by robertflynn
 
 
 

 

The pervasive mendacity of George Bush and his close associates was known before the 2000 election. As a candidate for the Texas legislature his campaign literature stated that he was a former Air Force pilot. Bush did for a while attend meetings of the Texas Air National Guard but when AP asked him to justify the claim, Bush said, “I was in the Air Force for over 600 days.”  An Air Force spokesman said anyone in the Air National Guard is always a guardsmen and not a member of the Air Force. (The Nation 8/04) Nevertheless, Bush claimed to be a veteran joined the American Legion and boasted that he had “been to war.” 

 

Bush campaigned for president on “the Texas Miracle,” falsified accounts of Texas public school education. “As with Enron, Houston's school system has kept a set of books that has absolutely nothing to do with reality.” (Washington Post 9/03/03) In 1999, when The Children’s Rights Council determined the best state for a child to live in, Texas ranked 48th.  

 

In a precursor of the US attorney scandal, when Eliza May, director of the Texas Funeral Service Commission (TFSC), investigated Bush campaign funder Service Corporation International (SCI) for 244 violations then Gov. Bush pressured May to stop. When she refused she was fired. May filed a lawsuit charging unlawful termination. When Bush publicly contradicted his sworn statement that he had not interfered in the investigation May charged him with perjury and obstruction of justice to conceal influence peddling. She also charged then-attorney general John Cornyn with influence peddling. Cornyn settled both lawsuits out of court with taxpayer’s money and sealed the records. The media ignored the story when SCI was investigated in Florida and California, and during two presidential elections, and a senatorial race when Cornyn ran for the senate, even when Senator Cornyn boasted that hesupported “open government.”

 

During the 2000 presidential race, a group of Texas journalists declared they would rush to the defense of Bush if anyone dared attack him. Funeralgate remains a media secret although May claimed that Alberto Gonzales, later US Attorney General, helped cover up the fact that two TFSC commissioners were affiliated with SCI. After Hurricane Katrina FEMA hired SCI subsidiary Kenyon International to set up a mobile morgue in Louisiana. The media claimed that Bagdad Bush was a straight-talker as they recited 935 lies about Iraq.

 

In order not to affect an election The New York Times concealed for more than a year the news that spying on US citizens began before 9/11. To its credit, the Times did report a leaked British document revealing that two months before the war on Iraq Bush and Blair agreed that Weapons of Mass Destruction would not be found but Bush declared he would start a war anyway. Few other US media reported the story and it was flushed down the memory hole allowing the administration and pundits to declare that everyone believed Iraq had WMD when not even Bush and Blair believed it.       

 

Perhaps it’s understandable that seeing the panic of the feckless Bush administration Congress and the media believed that patriotism, or profit, required them to become the backbone that Bush tried to replace with lies. But most people learn in the first grade that bullies are cowards and cowards are bullies and the cowardly administration struck out at the weakest targets, first to spread their fear to Americans, few of whom outside the administration had quailed, and then targeting the Bill of Rights. Illegal spying on Americans began even before 9/11. 

 

What excused the Bush administration for lying to Congress and We the People that Iraq had WMD and could strike the US east coast with chemical and biological weapons carried by unmanned airplanes? Knight-Ridder got it right but the rest of the media beat the drums for war on Iraq, repeated the party lies and accepted Chalabi, an alleged Iranian spy, as an authority. When the Downing Street Memos revealed that to justify war on Iraq the facts were fixed around the policy they went unreported in the US for a month, then were ridiculed, questioned and assigned to collective amnesia. 

 

Instead of isolating, containing and destroying terrorists, Bush began the pre-planned attack on Afghanistan to destroy Taliban although a senior US intelligence official interviewed by David Rose said the overlap between Taliban and al-Qaida was small, “In 1996 it was nonexistent, and by 2001, no more than 50 people.” Al Qaeda's “Arab Brigade” about 500 soldiers, were engaged in an “inter-Muslim civil war, and not a war against the United States.” Taliban offered to surrender bin laden after 9/11 “if proof was offered of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks.”(The Guantanomo Files, Andy Worthington)

 

October 27, 1997 

 Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney announced another contract in Turkmenistan. CentGas announced plans for a pipeline through Afghanistan with Unocal and Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia. (Halliburton and CentGas press releases) 

 

December 4, 1997 BBC reported that Taliban officials met with Unocal in Houston and agreed to a $2 billion pipeline deal if the US officially recognized Taliban. Unocal paid the University of Nebraska to train 400 Afghani teachers, electricians, carpenters and pipefitters. (Telegraph 12/14/97) Henry Kissinger lobbied the Clinton administration to recognize Taliban. (Washington Post 10/5/98) 

 

Bush said capturing or killing Osama bin Laden was “our No. 1 priority.’ Six months later he said, “I don’t know where he is. I have no idea and I really don’t care. It’s not that important." A month later, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Myers said, “The goal has never been to get bin Laden.” When bin Laden was trapped at Tora Bora, Bush removed troops to prepare for war on Iraq despite warnings from the military that bin Laden was likely to escape.

 

December 2001 the Department of Defense released a bin Laden “confession video” and Rumsfeld said, “There was no doubt of bin Laden’s responsibility for the 9/11 attacks even before the tape was discovered.” The administration has declared the video authentic so why hasn’t bin Laden been indicted? 

 

June 5, 2006, author Ed Haas asked the FBI that question. Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI said that the FBI gathered evidence and turned it over to the Department of Justice. Bin Laden had not been charged with 9/11 “because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.” (Project Censored 2008) What was our justification for war on Afghanistan? Why aren’t Congress and the media asking?

 

Katrina was 9/11 in slow motion and the whole nation watched the inattention of George Bush, then his impotence, his inaction, his incompetence. This time there could be no conspiracy theory of no warning, no imagining such a thing happening, no Bush lie that he immediately “implemented our government's emergency response plans.” No “Mission Accomplished.” 

  

“That is why in 2001, I presented this president with a comprehensive analysis regarding the threat from al-Qaeda. It was obvious to me then-and remains a fateful reality now-that this enemy sought to attack our country. Then, the president ignored the warnings and played down the threats. Ironically, it is the fear from these extremely real threats that the president today uses as a wedge in a vast and partisan political game. This is-and has been-a very reckless way to pursue the very ominous dangers our country faces. And once again, during the current debate over FISA, he continues to place political objectives above the practical steps needed to defeat this threat.” (Richard Clarke, Philadelphia Inquirer 2/1/08)

 

The C.I.A. and the British Foreign Office have declared that our war on Iraq has increased terrorism. The US National Counterterrorism Center reported that al-Qaida is now active in 60 countries and that the figures from 01/01/04 to 03/31/05 were 5473 incidents and 45,629 victims (including hostages). In 2007 the former 9/11 Commission gave the administration more Fs than As on national security. Tom Kean, Republican co-chair of the commission stated that homeland security is “not a priority for the government right now.” 

 

When do Congress and the media demand the truth about 9/11? about attacking Afghanistan to “smoke out” bin Laden? about the 935 lies justifying war on Iraq? about torture? extreme rendition? spying on Americans before 9/11?

 

Is it possible that we can return to reality based information from the government or the media?

 

Rena Golden, executive vice-president and general manager of CNN International said, “Anyone who claims the U.S. media didn’t censor itself is kidding you.” The New Pearl Harbor, David Griffin

February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that in the United States there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

 

“For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.” (Independent 2/11/08)

 

“How is it possible we have a national security advisor coming out and saying we had no idea they could use planes as weapons when we had FBI records from 1991 stating that this is a possibility?” asked Kristen Breitweiser, one of four New Jersey widows who lobbied Congress for a complete and thorough investigation. “If you were to tell me that two years after the murder of my husband that we wouldn't have one question answered, I wouldn't believe it.”

 

Would you believe it after more than six years, Karen?

 

Please read “The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute”, Paul Thompson, Regan Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Taliban persists, terrorism has increased around the world and the US military is weaker and overextended. Osama bin Laden is free.

 

 

 

Worthington: According to a senior intelligence official interviewed by the journalist David Rose in 2004, the overlap was very small. Rose was told, "In 1996 it was nonexistent, and by 2001, no more than 50 people." Now this official was referring to an overlap of fairly high-level people in both organizations, and certain commentators have pointed out that Al Qaeda's "Arab Brigade" of around 500 soldiers contributed to the Taliban's military strength, but, to return to what we discussed before, this was in the context of an inter-Muslim civil war, and not a war against the United States.

There were certainly major divisions within the Taliban leadership regarding Bin Laden, and even Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader, was apparently unimpressed by Bin Laden in the years after his return to Afghanistan.
In 1998, Omar had even been planning to betray Bin Laden to the Saudis, but when Al Qaeda attacked the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the U.S. retaliated by launching cruise missile attacks on training camps in Afghanistan, Omar drew closer to Bin laden. Even so, the Taliban offered to hand over Bin laden after 9/11 if proof was offered of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
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Even so, the Taliban offered to hand over Bin laden after 9/11 if proof was offered of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

 

 

 

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