Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cockburn on the 9-11 Nutbars

Apparently Counterpunch is pulling out all the stops to discredit the 9-11 Deniers. In addition to the physics article that James highlights in the next post down, there is an editorial by Alexander Cockburn on the Deniers that hits on a lot of excellent points:

A central characteristic of the conspiracists is that they have a devout, albeit preposterous belief in American efficiency. Many of them start with the racist premise--frequently voiced in as many words in their writings -- that "Arabs in caves" weren't capable of the mission. They believe that military systems should work they way Pentagon press flacks and aerospace salesmen say they should work. They believe that at 8.14 am, when AA flight 11 switched off its radio and transponder, an FAA flight controller should have called the National Military Command center and NORAD. They believe, citing reverently (this is high priest Griffin) "the US Air Force's own website," that an F-15 could have intercepted AA flight 11 "by 8.24, and certainly no later than 8.30."

They appear to have read no military history, which is too bad because if they did they'd know that minutely planned operations--let alone by-the-book responses to an unprecedented emergency -- screw up with monotonous regularity, by reason of stupidity, cowardice, venality and all the other failings, not excepting sudden changes in the weather.

10 Comments:

At 30 November, 2006 09:40, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Oops sorry thought this was about some STD that all the 9-11 Nutbars contracted.

Carry on....

 
At 30 November, 2006 09:44, Blogger James B. said...

citing reverently (this is high priest Griffin)

Heh, I like that one.

 
At 30 November, 2006 09:45, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Thank you!

 
At 30 November, 2006 11:11, Blogger default.xbe said...

Oops sorry thought this was about some STD that all the 9-11 Nutbars contracted.

Carry on....


dont worry, my first though was "thats what the KY is for"

 
At 30 November, 2006 11:52, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Well speaking of burning cocks, where is BG?

 
At 30 November, 2006 12:09, Blogger Avery Dylan said...

Like hey man, how could guys in caves pull this off when three of us Hardly Boys can't get our Clue filled film into Sundance.

I mean, like Jason keeps making mistakes and stuff, so Korey had to say we did in on purpose. Yeah, like spot the mistakes Loose Change version 9 or something! Like that'll make them pay 8 bucks for this at the Cineplex!

 
At 30 November, 2006 13:36, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Boxcutters!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA

 
At 30 November, 2006 19:35, Blogger Crungy said...

Back when Ollie Stone released his nutbar cinema epic JFK, Cockburn had a field day debunking the grassy knoll loonies.

 
At 30 November, 2006 19:56, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

grassy knoll loonies.


I think that is the name of the institution that houses BG!

 
At 30 November, 2006 21:01, Blogger shawn said...

Dammit another person I loathe pwning the conspiracy theorists.

 

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