Saturday, December 12, 2009

Play Six Degrees of Separation With Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan, or as we like to call him around here, Waterboy, continues to fancy himself some sort of academic, even though his education is limited to a BS in chemistry from Indiana. Oddly enough though, he doesn't concentrate on anything related to his field, like say trying to show how nanothermite is used in controlled demolition, but has been writing these bizarre "six degrees of separation" articles showing how people in science, industry or politics are (gasp) connected to other people in science, industry or politics.

Stratesec was at the WTC, and therefore, through Barry McDaniel and the Bush family, the influence of The Carlyle Group was present as well. In a sense, Rumsfeld and Cheney were also present at the WTC, because both of them were on the advisory board of Salomon Smith Barney. And SAIC was at the WTC on 9/11 too, as it was one of the first companies to show up at Ground Zero on that day. That fact will be discussed in the third installment of the essay series entitled Demolition Access to the WTC.

As for Kissinger, within hours of the events of 9/11 he was writing an opinion piece for the Washington Post. In it, he claimed to have thorough knowledge of what would be required to pull off such a coordinated set of attacks. Kissinger went on to inform the American public of what must happen next: “the destruction of the system that is responsible.”[48] No one can argue with that sentiment. But to this day, no one can accurately describe the terrorist system that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, let alone destroy it.
Although I am still rather mystified how merely having your offices in the World Trade Center somehow means you are profiting off of the event. I made it through 2 years of B-school, but don't ever recall coming across the "running an airplane into your corporate headquarters" strategy. It must have been in the Porter's Five Forces somewhere....

In anycase, in this spirit I think I have found the ultimate 9/11 connection. Beat this Kev!

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