Saturday, October 07, 2006

PLEASE...debunk this film

Lest anyone think I’m just searching for something to fit a pre-conceived answer I’ve already reached, I think it’s probably only responsible of me to also forward a few links to sites devoted to debunking the various conspiracy theories regarding 9/11…

http://www.no911conspiracy.com/mythsvsfacts.html

http://www.no911conspiracy.com/otherlinks.html

These can also be reached from the “links” section of the above website:
http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/factsheets/faqs_8_2006.htm

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/1227842.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_conspiracy_theories

http://www.alternet.org/story/41601/

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/conspiracy/q0274.shtml


My personal opinion…As with everything, there are three sides to every story: one side, the opposing side, and the truth, which usually lies somewhere in between.

I get the feeling the 9/11 Commission will be eventually viewed as another Warren Commission. And, as with JFK’s assassination, we’re all ultimately going to believe what we choose to believe. There’s a whole lot of baloney to be found in that movie I forwarded you. But there’s also a whole lot of baloney to be found in the “official” conclusions the 9/11 Commission reached. (If I understand correctly, the original conclusion that “pancaking” caused the WTC collapses has since been abandoned by the national engineer organization who are most often sited by non-conspiracy folks as providing proof that controlled demolition didn’t take place.)

Like I said before….I don’t know what to believe anymore. I only know what I don’t believe. I have my theories….I’m sure you have yours.

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I originally sent the above as an email to the friends and acquaintances to whom I also sent the message about the film to which it refers. I have no idea if any of them actually watched the movie, nor whether any of them checked out the links above that are intended to discredit the conspiracy theories and questionable information presented by the 9/11 Commission. I do know, though, that the response I received most often with regard to this subject was a variation of, “I just cannot imagine why or how our government would intentionally kill or place in harm’s way three thousand of its own citizens.” This is absolutely a valid statement, and it mirrored my sentiments and my reservations about paying any attention to the various conspiracy theories or just the simple idea that there was more to the story we were given surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

The notion that our own government – the model for democratic government in the world today – exists, as far as most people are concerned, for the sole purpose of protecting us. All other functions, while undeniably important, are secondary. So there’s that. But also there is the fact that we know of no other instances in our history where the government has carried out or even proposed such a plan. There are theories that FDR “allowed” the Pearl Harbor attacks in order to generate public support for our entering World War II. I won’t get into those except to say there’s evidence to promote and discredit that idea. That aside, the idea of our government allowing or participating in the 9/11 attacks – or engaging in terrorist activities abroad – is inconceivable for most people simply because there’s no precedent to suggest we either would or could.

However, I just recently read a passage from Noam Chomsky’s “Hegemony or Survival,” published in 2003 (Henry Holt & Co. – www.henryholt.com
; www.hegemonyorsurvival.net). In a section in which he’s discussing the pre- and post-Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 and our government’s obsession with regime change in Cuba from the moment Fidel Castro took power to modern times, please take note of the following…

“The March (1962) plan was to construct ‘seemingly unrelated events to camouflage the ultimate objective and create the necessary impression of Cuban rashness and responsibility on a large scale, directed at other countries as well as the United States,’ placing the U.S. ‘in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances [and developing] an international image of Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.’ Proposed measures included blowing up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay to create ‘a “Remember the Maine” incident,’ publishing casualty lists in U.S. newspapers to ‘cause a helpful wave of national indignation,’ portraying Cuban investigations as ‘fairly compelling evidence that the ship was taken under attack,’ developing a ‘Communist Cuban terror campaign [in Florida] and even in Washington,’ using Soviet bloc incendiaries for cane-burning raids in neighboring countries, shooting down a drone aircraft with a pretense that it was a charter flight carrying college students on a holiday, and other similarly ingenious schemes – not implemented, but another sign of the ‘frantic’ and ‘savage’ atmosphere that prevailed.” (source cited: Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense, “Justification for the U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba {TS},” Operation Northwoods, 13 March 1962)

Does any of that sound uncomfortably familiar…?

Again, I’m not trying to promote my own or anyone else’s propaganda here. I’m just asking everyone to please question everything they hear, what they believe, and their own instincts regarding the capabilities and motives of our government.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Jan said...

Are you absolutely sure that our government is here to protect us?

Why would our government be any more or less trustworthy than any other institution (family, church, school, corporation), or another country's government?

Parents don't hurt their children, do they? Priests and ministers don't molest children or misuse funds, do they?

Most of us are suffering from cognitive dissonance regarding the 9/11 issue; in other words, we refuse to believe that our government would do such a thing because believing that would cause mental conflict with our "idea" of what our government is.

Of course, our government is capable of complicity in such a horrible action. Unfortunately, proving government involvement is made even more difficult because of cognitive dissonance.

11:17 AM  
Blogger rama666 said...

No, I wasn't trying to suggest that the government IS here to protect us....just that their sole purpose, in my view, SHOULD BE to protect us. Obviously, that hasn't been at the top of their agenda for close to a century now.

As for the rest of your comments....I couldn't have said it any better, myself....

(PS - Can I link your blog to my site or do you want to keep it more private?)

8:12 PM  
Anonymous stinker said...

Be sure to check out the book “Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory” due out in March by Dr. David Ray Griffin.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781566566865&itm=2

5:20 PM  

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