Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A government that lies to itself (9/11 Commission)

Remember the 9/11 Commission? The blue-ribbon panel commissioned by Pres. Bush to investigate what went wrong that September morning? The panel that produced the comprehensive---and shockingly well-written---9/11 Commission Report, the authoritative history of what happened?

Well, the Washington Post has an absolutely fascinating story about how, during the course of its investigation, the panel got so tired of being lied to by the Defense Department and the FAA, they considered bringing criminal charges to the Justice Department. Nut graph:

For more than two years after the attacks, officials with NORAD and the FAA provided inaccurate information about the response to the hijackings in testimony and media appearances. Authorities suggested that U.S. air defenses had reacted quickly, that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings and that fighters were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington.

In fact, the commission reported a year later, audiotapes from NORAD's Northeast headquarters and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and at one point chased a phantom aircraft -- American Airlines Flight 11 -- long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.

What anger me about this, apart from the attempt to whitewash history, is that it's so goddamn dangerous for the safety of our country. People think the current Administration, and Republicans generally, are "tough on terror" and strong on national defense issues, but in reality, our government---and in particular, our military---seems fundamentally unable to acknowledge mistakes or address them, preferring instead to concoct false stories of heroism (e.g., Pat Tillman, or Saving Private Lynch).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In European countries there are since some time committees working trying to find out what really happened on 9/11. They assume that the news we all received all over the world, is false. What actually happened still has to be found out, but the airplanes who went into the two towers, did not make the towers to collaps, some reports say. There was much more to it, and it had nothing to do with Al Guaida. As they are still discussing this in their committees, I do not want to assume myself what might have been done by the American government or CIA or whoever else. That George W. Bush was not surprised at all when he heard that the first one plane had collided and went into the first tower and also about 5-10 minutes later the next tower, was a point that puzzled the 9/11 Comission which had to research the causes of the attack and how it was done and why no one seemed to know about it. Bush was not moved at all, as if he had expected all this. The documentary film of Michael Moore gave more information and the commission seemed to agree with it. Michael Moore was apparently not telling lies, but had done a lot of research. Another film made later as a reponse to Moore's film, but made by the Republicans, was a sad, silly story to attack someone who knew the truth better than they did or seemed to know. And the Republicans feared Michael Moore. If Micheal Moore had been wrong it would never have been accepted and he would have to go to court for telling this to the world. I have the dvd here at home and sometimes watch it again and get more and more convinced that Michael Moore spoke the truth. And the 9/11 Commission did agree with him.

Also already in the first week some countries doubted whether it were really planes hyjacked by Al Guaida people - they did not know what else could be the cause, but many doubted it and thought that America itself had a lot to do with it.

I read all this in several papers, not in American papers though.

So now this question is finally coming up: "A government that lies to itself (9/11 Comission)"

What will the general public think about this?

3:33 PM  
Anonymous 9/11 truth seeker said...

There are hundreds of questions that are in dispute surrounding the 9/11 Commission Report. For example - Why did building #7, a 47-story building in the World Trade Center collapse with only minor fires and without being hit by a plane? Yet it came down in perfect imploded form over 7 hours after the towers fell. Ref: Dr. Steven Jones, Brigham Young University Physics professor - Dr. David Ray Griffin, 9/11 Commission Report: Omission and Distortions – plus dozens of other scientists and academics

What actually hit the Pentagon? The news organizations that day published pictures of the Pentagon with a hole much smaller than the mock-up of the 757 displayed next to it. Where are the plane parts and how did they get that plane out of there so fast? Ref: CNN, FOX News, ABC, NBC, CBS

How is it that 9 of the 19 alleged hijackers are still alive? Ref: Dylan Avery, Loose Change video – Dr. David Ray Griffin, 9/11 Commission Report: Omission and Distortions had 6 of them listed as of Oct. 04.

Who was responsible for rescheduling war games from the end of October '01 to the week of Sept 11th '01? ? As of 12/05, there were as many as 6 known war games occurring that day? Was that why it was impossible for NORAD to respond according to standard procedures? Ref: Center for Cooperative Research

If Osama bin Laden was so proud about taking down the twin towers, why did he give interviews to al Jazeera and Ummat Magazine saying he had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11/01?
Ref: Muslim, Jewish and Christian Alliance for 9/11Truth
Not to mention that the FBI recently admitted that he had nothing to do with the attacks?

"Because of the events of 9/11, the… [Administration] proclaims the world as we knew it has disappeared. We are confronted with a new world of preventive and preemptive war, ... Yet before we go willingly into this monstrous new world, it is our right to demand that the events of 9/11 - precisely because they are said to have caused all this - be more thoroughly examined." Webster Tarpley, 9/11 Synthetic Terror

Recommended Reading:
David Ray Griffin – The New Pearl Harbor and
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions
Michael Ruppert _ Crossing the Rubicon
Webster Tarpley – 9/11 Synthetic Terror
Paul Thompson – The Complete 9/11 Timeline
Global Research – Global Outlook Magazine

Barrie Zwicker – The Great Conspiracy
Don Paul & Jim Hoffman - 9/11 Guilt
Jimmy Walter – Confronting the Evidence
Rick Seigel – 9/11 Eyewitness
Avery Dylan - Loose Change or Loose Change 2
Alex Jones – 911 The Road to Tyranny and Marshal Law


There are also sites with similar names that have religious messages or messages of respect for those that have fallen. Appreciation is extended to those sites that are respectful and mournful of our fallen.

The missions of these groups are mostly to raise public awareness of the disturbing, unanswered questions surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Not, the least is to show support of the victims' families in their efforts to obtain the truth and to advocate for a truly honest and independent, possibly international investigation of the attacks.

4:11 PM  

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