Thursday, April 28, 2005

Forgive my skepticism

I am skeptical. I find it extremely hard to believe that when Bush and his neocon friends started in office talking of a way to go to Iraq, that they just "lucked" (word chosen to represent Bush's viewpoint, not my own) into the 9/11 attacks. Maybe they did. But in other countries in the history of the world, such convenient events are sometimes exposed as having been rigged so the people in power could justify, or pretend to justify, their action.

So I am curious. I believe curiosity is a sign of intelligence, and blind acceptance a form of mental laziness. Could the truth about 9/11 be other than has been, for the most part, presented to us? I know I'll be taping this to see if there is something more I should know that might help me understand these events in a different light.

I don't like to hear only one account of major events. I've learned that all too often the government and the media will tell us not just small, but incredibly huge lies when something important is at stake.

Book TV is going to air a lecture about this. Here's the information for others who too may be curious.

Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 am

The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions
David Ray Griffiin

Description: David Ray Griffin takes a critical look at the official 9/11 Commission Report put out by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Professor Griffin argues that the "omissions and distortions" in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks (either by ignoring known threats or through actual participation in the planning of the attacks). Professor Griffin asks a series of questions which he says have been either inadequately answered or completely ignored by the commission. These include questions surrounding the attack on the Pentagon, the way in which the World Trade Center towers collapsed, and the behavior of President Bush and his Secret Service detail following notification that a second plane had hit the WTC. The talk was hosted by the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth ( and took place at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Includes Q&A.

Author Bio: David Ray Griffin is professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology, where he taught for over 30 years (retiring in 2004). He has authored or edited over two dozen books, including "God and Religion in the Postmodern World," "Religion and Scientific Naturalism," and "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11."



Blogger theologicus said...

So Lisa, do you think Mark Felt was "Deep Throat"? No likely, is it?

1:13 PM  

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