- I love reading opposing opinions. Nothing
like a good forum, full of impassioned, intelligent rants to pass an empty
hour. I'm always amazed at the diversity of opinion.
- As many know, I strongly believe something
suspicious happened on September 11, 2001. And it seems millions of other
Americans suspect the same: the official government version of events consists
of unverified assertions and implausible but spectacular catastrophes,
supported by unscientific or illogical studies by government-funded experts.
- Three stout steel skyscrapers collapsed
like a house of cards. A huge jetliner penetrated the Pentagon and the
wreckage disappeared. Another huge jetliner crashed in Pennsylvania, leaving
no bodies according to the coroner on the scene, but not before the plane
fell apart in the sky, spreading wreckage over eight miles.
- Implausible, unscientific, illogical.
- Lately, the editor of one website has
become increasingly vehement and outspoken towards anyone who holds a dissenting
view regarding the official government view of 9-11. Ironically, I was
reminded of GWB's earlier remark that -"Anyone who is not with us
is against us"-when reading the editor's increasingly surly replies
to posters. Somehow, to question the multitude of anomalies about
the events of 9-11, was somehow "wacko" or un-American.
- "I'd had it with the fruitcakes,
lemmings and scam artists who perpetuate the ridiculous theories that the
American government planned and executed the terrorist attacks on the World
Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001," wrote Thompson,
in his latest rant.
- Many fine Americans and learned professionals
continue to examine the discrepancies and come forward, announcing their
belief that something very suspicious happened on September 11, 2001. Now
whether the US government was culpable through negligence, or certain rogue
operatives connected to the government conspired to carry out the attack,
seems not only possible but highly plausible. After all, the FBI, not some
cave-dwelling Muslim fanatics, withholds all the videotapes taken from
locations surrounding the Pentagon. If that doesn't indicate a government
conspiracy wrapped around a covert enigma I don't know what does.
- Thompson continued: "Those who prey
on fear and paranoia to promote their kooky conspiracy theories dishonor
those passengers on Flight 93. They dishonor the innocent victims who died
on that day and the first responders who lost their lives trying to save
- No, Doug, we HONOR those first responders
who willingly went up into those burning towers to fight those fires, and
radioed back that the fires were small and they could "knock them
down." Instead, as we have seen, three towers were knocked down around
them, in highly suspicious circumstances, causing over 300 deaths.
- We question the media silence about explosions
detonating in the towers, both before and after they started to collapse.
We trust William Rodriguez, rather than yourself, in this matter. Rodriguez
actually escaped from the basement of the tower before it collapsed and
claimed bombs were going off. Is he a wacko?
- "This thread WILL NOT turn into
another endless debate on fantasies about Building 7," Doug ranted.
"You can bitch, moan and whine about free speech all you want. I don't
give a damn. I don't like this garbage and it is not welcome on my web
site so take the wacko conspiracy theories somewhere else."
- As is Thompson's First Amendment right
as an editor, he ended the discussion and closed the forum. But will that
really stop the insatiable need to know-what Thompson calls "garbage"
or "fantasies"? To disparage everyone who disagrees with
the government version of events, and then dismiss them as either conspiracy
wackos or profiteers, is disingenuous.
- Thompson claims that 9-11 websites are
only in it for the money. Funny, but my local newspaper calls me once a
week to subscribe and give them money. Likewise, I checked a few right-wing
websites (WorldNetDaily.com and Townhall.com) and both featured products,
books, banners and subscriptions. In other words, they were seeking money
to run their operation, naturally.
- If anything, Capitol Hill Blue is far
more mercenary, with banners everywhere, than some websites, Www.Strike-The-Root.com,
for example, which features a 911 column occasionally and carries no advertising
or banners ever. Rense.com is simply the norm but a bit more successful.
- Just as disingenuous, Thompson smears
the 9-11 Truth Movement with the accusation that many websites are not
only profiteers but also flagrantly anti-Semitic.
- No, Doug: if you had only read a few
essays and columns on Rense, you might understand. There is a huge difference
between the Jewish faith and Zionist philosophy. To smear all 9-11 Truthseekers
with the canard of anti-Semitism is narrow-minded, unworthy of a man like
yourself and more akin to Daniel Pipes or Max Boot.
- Before the thread was closed altogether,
RedHeat wrote: "I thought (ReaderRant) was made up of your average
joe, not a journalist tied to an some ethical obligation. It's amazing
to me that a journalist would censor material from a message board. Granted
Doug you have every right it is your sandbox, but outside this sandbox
is this the image you want to portray as a journalist? It's one thing to
disagree and quite another to call names or judge others on your personal
- Get used to it, RedHeat, because the
well-financed mainstream media has been doing exactly the same for years.
Smear the messenger because there is no denying the message about 9-11.
Doug only jumped aboard lately.
- Only one problem: in the last three years,
many thousands of intelligent professionals and former government officials
are joining the fray. You can't stop the damn once it has burst, you can
only dump dirt and muddy the waters.
- Amateur historian and 9-11 skeptic, Douglas
Herman wrote the ultimate skeptics novel, The Guns of Dallas. Reach him