Some questions and comments for Doug Henwood and others

Some questions and comments for Doug Henwood and others
By Joseph Diaferia
Online Journal Contributing Writer
May 4, 2010, 00:25

In the days that followed the 9/11 attacks, information regarding mysterious “put-options” on American and United Airlines, in the week or so prior to the attacks, began to reach the alternative media.

Already doubtful of the veracity of the Bush administration’s official narrative, I decided to email economist and Left Business Observer publisher Doug Henwood and ask if he had any knowledge of the 9/11 related insider trading that journalists, such as Mike Ruppert, were starting to bring to light. Having received a prompt reply to a previous email I had sent Mr. Henwood regarding one of his speaking engagements, I believed it reasonably likely that a question relating directly to the economics of 9/11 would elicit some kind of response from him. No response was forthcoming, and on Thursday, April 29, 2010 almost a decade later, the reason became clear.

During some introductory comments on his radio program Behind the News, which airs on Thursday afternoons between 5:00 and 6:00 on WBAI in New York, Mr. Henwood unleashed a caustic assault on the 9/11 Truth Movement in which he attributed, paranoia, psychoses, and other pathologies to its members. He continued by characterizing the movement itself as toxic waste and a distraction to other “legitimate” progressive movements and causes. He then referred to the damage to the Pentagon and the melting point of steel as having taken on “lives of their own.” [...]

{Henwood's 9/11 truth comments start around 6:40 in the archive file and last about 2-1/2 minutes.} Stream Download