- A lot of people have trouble believing that there is
a possibility that 9-11 was *allowed* to happen. That's understandable
given the enormity and savagery of the crime.
- However, be that as it may, that there are a great many
things that remain unexplained about that day and a great deal of what
has been offered by way of explanation is total and utter crap.
- The problem is that cutting through the garbage that
is the "news" is a more than full time job and not likely to
be undertaken by the news media - or by Time's Man of the Year, Rudolph
Giuliani, a former prosecutor and supposed lover and leader of New York
who has shown no curiosity whatsoever about toxic substances still present
downtown, the total structural failure of his city's tallest buildings,
and the details of how thousands of people came to be killed in his
- Anyway, all is not lost. Someone is watching and sorting
out the fact from fiction. The most detailed report on holes in the
were caught off guard" story:
- In a most recent development, it now appears the
school" which reportedly trained some of the 911 terror pilots was
backed by the same man who owns the only charter Lear service in Southwest
Florida. This makes the still unexplained post 9-11 private Lear jet flight
from Tampa - when all other private planes in the US were grounded (even
Warren Buffet's) - all the stranger.
- And that's not the only Tampa area link to
next war" See: "Spooks and Saudis in Florida" at
- Anyway, here's my response to a thoughtful writer whose
main argument against deliberate malfeasance on the part of the military
is that the military, like his wife who heard the news while traveling
in a cab, took a long time to realize that the second hit on the WTC was
an act of aggression... and therefore it is reasonable that the US military
would have been similarly confused and unprepared.
- Here's what I had to say about that:
- CNN may not have known that Middle Eastern terrorists
have been training for this exact kind of mission since the 1980s, but
many people did. Yoseff Bodanksy, who is not exactly a fringe figure, wrote
about airport training camps dedicated to hijacking and suicide air
in detail in a book published in 1993 called "Target
- If reading "old" books is too much work, how
about this refresher course: Bush, on his trip to Italy just weeks before
9-11, was aware that there was a threat on his life from precisely such
an attack when he was in Genoa. The pictures of the surface-to-air
set up to defend Genoa were all over the news media at the time:
- Also, the WTC was well known to be a constant, high
terrorist target by every NY law enforcement organization and intelligence
agency in the country and that I got directly from the former head of
from the Port Authority who communicated and shared files with the FBI,
CIA, NSA, DIA, State Department and Naval Intelligence.
- It's one thing for your wife to be confused about what
was happening that day, but it's preposterous to accept that the people
in charge of the nation's defense had any confusion about what was going
on when the *second* plane hit.
- In news reports, the significance of the second hit was
supposedly relayed to the Pentagon from the street by a NYPD cop via his
cell phone. A cop may have been one of many who made a call, but it leaves
the false impression that the military needed to be advised by someone
one in the city to know what was going on.
- In fact, The whole thing was reported live, blow by blow
on Coast Guard radio which, the last time I checked, is part of the US
military. There was no time delay between the second hit and the
that the city was under attack by suicide jet airliners. In fact, the Coast
Guard radio operator who had a clear view of the second plane's approach
*long before it hit,* was reporting on the open air waves to everyone with
a ship's radio in NY harbor of the danger that *second* plane posed.
- Finally, planes have gone stray before and responded
to with no procedural glitches or unexplainable delays such as we saw on
9-11. Here we have the case of multiple planes being off course for long
periods of time and yet not responded to, even after one slammed into a
building and a second behaved in an obviously menacing manner.
- I don't claim to know what exactly what went on that
day, but the story as presented is full of deliberate misrepresentations
of the facts and in my experience when people go through such lengths to
offer misleading information, they have something to hide.