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Curiouser and curiouser
C-Span 2 is rebroadcasting a 6/27/03 forum from Oakland where lefty journalists (Norman Solomon, Dennis Bernstein) and artists (Ishmael Reed) held forth on the goofiest topics you can imagine – the anti-homeless crusade of San Franciscans (Reed called “Care Not Cash” a “political Bumfight”), the evils of the American media, “chickenhawks,” (complete with the joke about Rush Limbaugh’s anal cyst. And when did leftists become so pro-Vietnam war?) etc. But Yuri Kochiyama really caught my attention. She referenced a report by “San Francisco writer Ron Paul” that apparently proved the Bush administration’s complicity – nay, their direct role – in the attacks of 9/11. An interview with Paul is here. It’s gleefully insane.

In my view, a secret team within the U.S. government primarily carried out the 9/11 attacks. The attacks could not have happened without the participation of such a team. In particular this team was responsible for the unprecedented failure to intercept hijacked airliners on the 9/11 morning—one hour and 28 minutes elapsed between 8:15 EDT, the time of the first off-course deviation by American Airlines Flight 11, the airliner that hit World Trade Center Building 1, the North Tower, at 8:48—and the crash into the Pentagon at 9:43 … But I find such a conspiracy from the inside of the U.S. government far more likely than the absurd cartoon which is the official story—made up of physical impossibilities, incapable pilots, hard-drinking Muslims, indestructible passports, et cetera—a cartoon that both Corporate and supposedly “Left” media continue to parrot and thereby promote.

Hard-drinking Muslims? “Indestructible” passports? Huh? Paul must have his finger on the facts, right?

Well, no.

In May of 2002 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued its “World Trade Center Building Performance Study.” FEMA’s group of professorial experts had a budget of only $600,000 to investigate the collapses that killed almost 3000—compared with the $40 million that was spent for investigation of Bill Clinton’s activities with Monica Lewinsky in 1998–99.

That’s expressly untrue. Kenneth Starr spent $40 million during his entire tenure as independent counsel, from 1994 to 1999. What other “facts” does he have?

The FBI is on record that an Egyptian, Emid Ali Salem, was its informant within this admitted conspiracy. According to a New York Times piece of October 28, 1993, Emid Ali Salem secretly recorded talks between himself and his FBI supervisor, John Anticev. Salem’s tapes reveal that the FBI’s Anticev stopped a plan to substitute harmless powder for the nitrate that eventually exploded the huge bomb under the Twin Towers.

Remember that 6 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured by this bomb. Salem’s statement is that he built the bomb and received $1,000,000 from the FBI for his work. We also know that the rental agreement for the truck that carried the 1993 WTC bomb gives the phone number and address of a Mossad agent, Josie Hadas.

Here’s the actual article.

Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who had other ideas about how the informer, Emad A. Salem, should be used, the informer said … The transcripts do not make clear the extent to which Federal authorities knew that there was a plan to bomb the World Trade Center, merely that they knew that a bombing of some sort was being discussed.

Paul’s interview is interesting – more proof that, yes, there really are Americans who think like this. They’re allowed to, of course. But don’t forget that they’re out there, and they’re doing a lot of the organizing behind “anti-war” rallies.

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