Monday, May 12, 2008

Questions that Won't Go Away

I'm not one to go all tinfoil hat at the drop of a stick, but even I have had some trouble swallowing the official line on the events of 9-11. Conspiracy theories abound, some of them seemingly reasonable, and many of them out-and-out wacko.

That aside, the 9-11 Commission Report is not the be-all and end-all that they wanted to us believe it was.

Not when Baby Doc refused to testify, and would speak to the commission only if he were sitting on Uncle Dickless Cheney's lap, the perfect meat puppet. Neither was sworn in, and the "interview" took place in the Oval Office. Not a turn of events that was going to provide confidence in whatever bullshit story that they came up with.

So while was Der Monkey Fuehrer was sitting in that classroom with that classic "deer caught in the headlights" look on his smirking chimp mug, and later zipping around the country in Air Force One trying "to keep out of harm's way", Cheney was in charge, more or less, and it now appears, ordered the Air Force to shoot down Flight 93 when it became obvious that it had been taken over by terrorists.

Later, after it augured in to that field in Pennsylvania, following the heroic "let's roll" actions of the passengers, Flight 93 entered the national lexicon as an example of Americans fighting back and not giving in to terrorists.

That became the legend, and that created the myth. But the Buzzflash editor's blog, has an analysis that is compelling. The Bush White House covered up much about 9-11, not the least of which was its own incompetence, and Cheney's orders to shoot down Flight 93 was most likely carried out, and then covered up.

After all, it wouldn't fit into that heroic narrative if the country learned that the passengers of the plane died due to "friendly fire", would it?


jae said...

My suspicion deepened when I heard Bush say:

"I was outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower...uh...on the TV..the TV was obviously on..."
(Uh...there was no footage of the first plane hitting the tower until the NEXT DAY)
And not to be outdone by Bush, Rumsfeld had his day in the sun:
"Here we're talking about plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center."

jae said...

This one is a real kicker, too. Mineta, regarding Cheney's commands on Flight 77:
"I was made aware of it during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, "The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"
Anyone who believes the offical story is either braindead or underinformed...

pepsiholic said...

One problem Farns, there were passengers that were telling their loved ones that they had to let them go because they were getting ready to attack and then minutes later, the plane crashed.

Are you saying that the loved ones on the ground just made up the phone conversations?

You're starting to sound like the other looney liberals that claim that a missle hit the Pentagon even though there were hundreds of witnesses inclunding people who worked for USA Today newspaper who saw the jet.