Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I'm aware. I think his theory is that Mossod was behind the whole thing. He had some people on the show that were kind of in the position to know (ex-CIA directors and whatnot), and they said some interesting things.
To tell the truth, I've been looking at a lot of stuff for the last couple weeks. While I don't think I yet qualify as a conspiracy theorist, (a concept which kinda scares the crap out of me and runs contrary to a lot of stuff I've believed for a long time) I think "9/11 happened because people thousands of miles away hate us or are jealous of us" is a really simplistic explanation, and the more I watch the Republican candidates trying to win votes by reciting that line, the less I believe it.
Basically, I'm kinda freaking out at the moment. I need to read more before I jump to any conclusions. In the meantime, the above video basically sums up what I've been feeling over this last year or so as I've watched The New Boss be the same as The Old Boss.
"9/11 happened because people thousands of miles away hate us or are jealous of us" is a really simplistic explanation"
They bombed the WTC in 1993 for the same reason. They bombed the Khobar Towers in 1996 (in conjunction with Iranian proxies) for the same reason. They tried to assassinate President Clinton in the Philippines in 1996 for the same reason. They blew up our African embassies in 1997 for the same reason. They bombed the USS Cole in 2000 for the same reason. But suddenly and bizarrely, in 2001, some other complex motivation is required?
9/11 was perpetrated by al Qaeda. Period. People who believe otherwise are ignorant, crazy, or both. Whatever 'research' you're performing that leads you to any other conclusion (Loose Change?) is mind poison and you should avoid it.
Don't take my word for it? See http://www.defense.gov/news/transcript_isn10024.pdf, page 17. In a prepared statement offered by Khalid Sheikh Muhammad in an unclassified session, his attorney presented the following: "I was the Operational Director for Sheikh Usama Bin Laden for the organizing, planning, follow-up, and execution of the 9/11 Operation under the Military Commander, Sheikh Abu Hafs al-masri Abu Sittah."
On the following page, "I was responsible for the 9/11 Operation, from A to Z."
And so on.
Blaming Mossad in particular is anti-semitism masquerading as skepticism, aided by the fact that most people can't name another foreign intelligence service unaided. [Aside, 'Mossad' is not a name. It's a cognate of the Arabic 'm3had' and means 'institute.' The full name of the organization is 'Institute for Intelligence and Special Missions.']
Darovas: You're a bigoted idiot, and if you cannot contribute constructively to conversion, kindly fuck off.
I haven't watched Loose Change yet. And it IS pretty clear that the people who blame Israel for everything are 99% of the time, fairly anti-semetic. I mean like, do they NEED to put Stars of David on the picture of whichever Jew they're blaming this time? Believe me, I am very much on my guard as I'm looking stuff up. But I figure at the very least it'll be informative, and if the story that we were told is true, then it will make itself clear.
" it IS pretty clear that the people who blame Israel for everything are 99% of the time, fairly anti-semetic."
You are off by 1%.
" I mean like, do they NEED to put Stars of David on the picture of whichever Jew they're blaming this time?"
Yes, they need to do this, very desperately. It is the only thing that gets them through the days of their "lives".
Dawnfire82: I am mortally wounded by your reproof! (Translation: bite me.)
Have you noticed what vitriol passes for commentary among conservatives, both here and elsewhere? (Rhetorical question -- don't bother answering. Just bite down hard.)
He was plain rogue, and that didn't fit the FauxNews message in 2012. In addition to the Ron Paul orbit, he had been, um, less than kind re: W. and Cheney on many issues, from the economy Obama inherited to, well, "enhanced interrogation techniques"