Was Bush behind 9/11?
I've been meaning to post this editorial for a few days now. It just knocked my socks off. This is the first time I've ever seen a major metro newspaper print a op-ed saying indications add up to a government conspiracy on 9/11. A few choice quotes:
The symmetry between the 9/11 attacks and U.S. policy goals is but the backdrop to the case for government complicity. The picture becomes clearer through considering the following:That last is the most inexplicable aspect of the whole event to me. It's not like planes have never been hijacked before. Who could forget DB Cooper who spawned a whole wave of hijackings in the 70s? They've had these protocols since then. How could they have failed so completely in three separate places and with four planes? I'm no mathematician but I have to think the odds on that happening coincidentally must be astronomical.
Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed, the head of the Pakistani intelligence service, was in Washington when the attacks occurred, conferring with government officials. The Indian press subsequently implicated him in wiring $100,000 to Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker. When the story broke, he was pressured into retirement at U.S. insistence. His link to the attacks was never pursued.
Two FBI agents approached attorney David Schippers with specific foreknowledge about the attacks. His repeated calls to Attorney General John Ashcroft were never returned. An article in New American on March 11, 2002, corroborated the agents' story. They claimed that knowledge of the plot was widespread within the FBI for months before 9/11.
The air defense system breakdown on the day of Sept. 11 was unprecedented. Well-practiced protocols for dealing with suspected hijackings failed to function for an astonishing 90 minutes.