Gatekeeper off taking a bio-break?
I figure that the Buzzflash Gatekeeper on Duty must have been of for a bio-break when they let this article slip in. ;-)
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Tue, 10/09/2007 - 10:27am. Steven Jonas
In BuzzFlash.com's Review (10/5/07) of The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America by Peter Dale Scott, it is said in part that "Dale raises vital unanswered questions about the emergence of the secret state within a state in the United States, while avoiding the pitfall of descending into adamant conspiracy theories." I'm not quite sure what the term "adamant conspiracy theories" means. However, when one is accusing the present Republican Administration of engaging in one or more conspiracies, say to topple Constitutional Democracy here at home, the other invariably side responds with, "oh, that's just another conspiracy theory ["adamant" or otherwise] you lefties like to throw around."
None of these plans hatched in secret, implemented at first in secret, with subsequent administration denials of involvement in public, could possibly be defined as conspiracies, "adamant" or otherwise, now could they? Nah, American governments just don't do conspiracies, now do they? Certainly not for an event as dreadful as 9/11 (the history of which is the subject of Dale's book) surely, or the subsequent invasion of Iraq on entirely false pretenses, surely. Nah. Couldn't be.
This column is based in part on a column of mine that appeared on The Political Junkies on May 18, 2006, that in turn was based in part on a Commentary of mine that was published on BuzzFlash on May 8, 2006.
Steven Jonas, MD, MPH is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University (NY), a weekly contributing author for The Political Junkies http://www.thepoliticaljunkies.net/, and contributing editor for The Moving Planet Blog http://www.planetarymovement.org/.