Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Thoughts

On this horrible anniversary, I find myself again feeling sick and angry all over again at the events, and coverage, of 9/11.

MSNBC is replaying their original coverage, which is fascinating. I had never read before that the FBI's antiterrorism team, the same people who had been involved in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, were off in Monterey, California, far from the scene.

This was confirmed by this USA Today report:
The attack was so unexpected that a joint FBI/CIA anti-terrorist task force that specifically prepared for this type of disaster was on a training exercise in Monterey, Calif. As of late Tuesday, with airports closed around the country, the task force still hadn't found a way to fly back to Washington.
It's hard to believe the plotters did not have links deep inside the US Government. Picking this day ensured the FBI and CIA counterterrorist experts would be far from the scene. It also ensured that the Air Force, which was busy conducting military exercises, would not note a threat in advance, perceiving any radar anomolies to be part of the war game exercises they were conducting on that day.

John Newman, who wrote the very best examination of the CIA's paper trail re Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination, found that the paymaster to the hijackers was likely a triple agent working for Pakistani and British and/or American intelligence as well.

All I know is that Allen Dulles, the Godfather of the CIA, taught all new recruits, "There are no coincidences."

Clearly, the attacks of 9/11 were planned and executed with a precision requiring operational expertise not available from caves in Afghanistan.

This comment, from the USA Today article above, has proven prescient:
The effect of this, however, both psychologically and in how the government decides to change the way the country protects itself, likely will transform America's way of life forever.
America HAS changed. We have become a meaner, poorer nation. We have become a more racist nation. Anti-Muslim sentiment should be shrinking, in an enlightened society, not growing. And Americans by and large fell for the call to go to war in Iraq, even though ALL the reasons for that war have proven to be a lie save one - the obvious but still unacknowledged (officially) one - the need for more oil.

Something is rotten in Denmark, so to speak. And it's all our responsibility to root it out and bring it to justice. At the very least, we must bear witness to our own crimes and own some responsibility for the murder of the innocent Iraqis WHO NEVER ATTACKED US ON 9/11 OR EVER.

I'm saying a lot of prayers this morning, and I'm not particularly religious. We have much to atone for.


Blogger George Bailey said...

Last night on the History Channel they showed a documentary of video clips taken by at least one professional and the rest amateurs. Fascinating thing to watch and still unbelievable 7 years later.

You are so right, something is definitely rotten in Denmark with this tragic event. One of the first things I read about the attack I thought a bit odd is that of the 15 (19) Saudi hijackers, ALL of them had visa apps that were improperly filled out. It's as if someone wanted them in this country. Maybe they were part of some kind of black op that went sour? Maybe one of these days we'll know the truth, even though we are still waiting on that from the deaths of JFK, RFK, and MLK.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous michael fury said...

Thanks for bearing the torch, Lisa.

Here is a prominent "discredited" former member of CBS News in a performance you may not have seen.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous mondo said...

Wow, that is great Lisa. Good to see your enlightenment on this issue. Many of my favorite researchers have a strange problem facing up to facts about 9-11. And the fact you bring up is the most important of all. Bin Laden could not have done this. His explanation to the Pakistan Times on Sept. 28, 01 was thorough and truthful. He pointed towards 'extreme neocon and Likidnuk elements in the US and Israel.'

3:52 AM  

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