Political motive in 9/11 conspiracy

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Political motive in 9/11 conspiracy

August 20, 2007

Paul Krugman's observation that the press is afraid to cover anything that sounds like a conspiracy theory may explain why the media continues to ignore what is in fact a huge story: the growing number of prominent people who have pointed out logistical problems with the official story of 9/11. Among them are three notable physicists, over 100 architects and engineers, pilots, current and former government officials, retired military and intelligence officers, first responders, and 9/11 families.

Because of the media's almost complete deference to the Bush administration regarding the events of 9/11, it is not generally understood that the executive director of the "independent 9/11 Commission" was an intelligence adviser in the Bush administration.

Most people are also unaware that the commissioners believed they had been deliberately misled by the military on the fundamental question of how, 35 minutes after two 767s hit their targets in New York, a third hijacked airliner, being tracked by radar, was able to penetrate the best protected airspace in the world and hit the Pentagon without a single shot being fired in defense. The 9/11 Commission Report also failed to deal with evidence that regime change in both Afghanistan and Iraq was on the table before September 2001 or that, despite repeated warnings prior to the attacks of 9/11, investigations into the plot were being systematically obstructed by Washington. In a recent article, Paul Craig Roberts, architect of Reaganomics, former editor of The Wall Street Journal and 9/11 skeptic, discusses the possibility that, rather than face defeat in 2008, Rove and company may use another terror attack, either real or manufactured, to save their party and their agenda. Homeland Security Director Chertoff recently said that his gut tells him we may be attacked sometime this summer. Also, both former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and the head of the Republican Party in Arkansas have made some incredible statements predicting that the next attacks will resurrect Bush's political fortunes. Two former presidential advisors, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Pat Buchanan, have also warned that an engineered Gulf of Tonkin-type provocation, or according to Brzezinski a terror attack, could be used to get us into a war with Iran.

Sept. 11 enabled a weak president to implement a pre-planned global agenda and to transform the terrorist threat into a new political wedge issue in which his party will be cast as the ones who want to take the fight to the enemy vs. the ones who will be less aggressive in protecting your family. The only problem is that this strategy may not succeed without a second round of fear and lies. This time it seems some prominent Republicans are trying to warn us.