I was sent a CD today. It was unmarked. A letter asked that I watch it and act on its contents.
The CD was Loose Change 2 which I’ve known since it came out and given away dozens of copies myself.
But what new is there to be said about 9/11? Or done? There is enough information out there – and has been since 2004, I’d say – to beg any number of questions of the official story.
People know I’m a huge sceptic of the official story these past 7 years (it was only 2004 I questioned it). And some have even heard me at length on the subject (2 hours to cover the basic detail!).
But I think the battle is lost. That’s not to say I suddenly think the most mendacious American administration this century has been telling the truth! Quite the opposite. But that they’ve won the propaganda battle. And not only that but they invaded Afghanistan on the back of it and even conquered Iraq by conflating 9/11, Saddam and WMD.
In this way it’s like the JFK killing. The BBC still plays a documentary blaming Oswald as the lone nut gunman, clearly oblivious to the finding of Congress that it was very likely he was killed as the result of a conspiracy and that there was a second gunman. And yet who precisely killed Kennedy gets safely side-stepped and much evidence kept away for another 50 years.
The recent BBC2 documentary was like this. You pick and choose which aspects to look at. You use the details you can “debunk” but avoid any lines which could debunk your debunking. This follows in the BBCs tradition on this subject. We shouldn’t expect much more, after all in the lead up to Iraq BBC coverage was measured as 97% pro war. Of course they’re not going to debunk official 9/11.
But the major question is: why care now? Why care who precisely killed 3000 Americans (largely) that day? Why care about the 50,000 the West killed in Afghanistan? Why care about the maybe 50,000 largely dead from NATO bombs in Libya?
Why care, particularly in Britain, where the biggest demonstration in our history failed to stop Blair, all the Tories, most of Labour, from starting a war of aggression on Iraq? Why care bout the 1.5 million dead now that Iraq is free…?
But in political life the most important things are the lies, the spin, the misrepresentations. And most paramount are those lies… which we actually believe are true.
If it COULD be true that the US government was involved then that’s the prime focus for investigation. After all, they were the prime beneficiaries: they got to attack Afghanistan (who they’d already threatened), attack Iraq (which they planned and wanted first), and even now Libya which can be argued on the back of 9/11 and the eternal War on Terror. They got to advance a police state and majorly develop their “defence” industries, a key way America socialises its economy. All major wins for a range of very powerful people in very powerful industries.
And yet neither FEMA nor NIST investigated the twin towers for being taken down by explosives, for example. Still the pretense continues that two 110 storey buildings, uniformly, collapsed, at near freefall speed, due to office fires (fuel fire was discounted), clearly explosively and so destructively that hardly anything was left. Many people assume the official investigations have crowned the story but in fact they actually fail to do this crucial task.
And 1500 experts have declared themselves completely unsatisfied with these technical explanations.
And there are DOZENS of major aspects of 9/11 that ask us to suspend our disbelief that certain events happened the way we are told or that government agencies could have been as incompetent as we are asked to believe.
Hitler and Goebbels talked about telling a lie big enough, and often enough, and people will believe it. We, on the left, are used to attacking this in the form of lies about asylum seekers, for example, but 9/11 sneaks under the radar because it was an attack on “us”.
A lot on the left think that 9/11 arguments are distractions. But they miss an important point themselves: if, even remotely, US government agents had a hand in it, it is the most important political news this century as it has coloured everything that has happened on the international stage since.
But we give it a free ride, even foremost leftist commentators, completely unprepared to countenance the idea that a government could do it to its own people. And yet there remain thousands of professionals, some far closer to the events than they’d wish, who know different.
And no. We don’t NEED to show 9/11 in this light. We have Iraq. We have all the mendacity and wilfulness and evil necessary to launch a war killing a million and the people who justified it, right on our doorstep.
And now Iraq doesn’t matter either. It too is history.