Sunday, May 14, 2006

Intellectual Heavyweights Demand 9-11 Investigation

There are some things so stupid that you can be sure of getting Ed Asner to sign off on it.

On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

This is of course LIHOP (Let It Happen On Purpose), Loose Change's arguably less looney tunes cousin. I'm not sure it's really less goofy; it does require us to believe that the Bush administration knew the 9-11 attacks were coming and deliberately did nothing because this would give them their excuse to go to war.

There's only limited overlap in their grievance list with Loose Change:

Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

The signatory list is a collection of the nutbar left, including Ed Begley Jr, Medea Benjamin, David Cobb, Daniel Ellsberg, Janeane Garofalo, Granny D, Mimi Kennedy, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Cynthia McKinney, Michael Parenti, and Howard Zinn.

Oh, and they do mention one of our old buddies:

Karl Schwarz, CEO of Patmos Nanotechnologies


At 14 May, 2006 13:02, Blogger nes718 said...

Bush administration foreknowledge is an open and shut case and NOT speculation as this post tries to promote.

The following are on the record, fully documented stating that the Administration was warned:

23 Warnings by 11 different governments
George Tenant
Tom Picard
John O'Neill

even Bush in 8/6 was given a memo titled "Bin Laden determined to attack US."

And finally, Ray McGovern and Curt Weldon's public exposing of operation "Able Danger."

There are not dots to connect, Bush knew; the members of his Administration knew and did nothing.

At 14 May, 2006 13:44, Blogger Unknown said...

I think it's safe to say, at this juncture, the following:

The bloggers behind this blog are just as much in denial thinking they have any winning argument just as much as Laura Bush is in denial in thinking the the latest polls about "W"'s disapproval can't be right.

At 14 May, 2006 18:30, Blogger Pat said...

So BG are you a LIHOP or a MIHOP? Same question for you, NESNYC.

At 15 May, 2006 06:09, Blogger LT said...

"There are not dots to connect, Bush knew; the members of his Administration knew and did nothing." WTF? All along you guys have been saying that the government planned and carried this out. Now you are telling me that they just let it happen? Which one? Did planes slam into the trade centers causing them to fall, or did the government fix charges to demolish them? You make it sound like the government was warned of its own plan. You guys can't even stand on your own points -because you have none. The story and version changes everytime i read something from any of you. And here's another piece of info for you. You responed to my post yesterday about how you guys were the ones standing for truth, and speaking out against the administration - trying to make yourself sound like a bunch of heros. Let me tell you that spreading lies and propaganda, that the enemies of the US feed off of, is not consistent with honorable actions of heros. To know what these actions are, you need to speak to some of the SOLDIERS (who fight for and represent this country daily) that i went to Iraq with. You might learn a thing or two about loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, INTEGRITY, personal courage...

At 16 May, 2006 18:10, Blogger avonhungen said...

Thanks for making it simple. If you consider Howard Zinn a member of the "nutbar left" then I guess you've got a long way to go, man.

I should have figured you out when I noticed that in all your debunking, you hardly cite a single reference or embed a single link.

Obviously there is a lot in LC that is inaccurate, but it's not incumbent on them to figure out the truth - it is enough to expose the fact that the official story is NOT the truth.

I think the Administration's defenders are getting hot around the collar indeed these days. Their rampant lying is becoming more and more exposed. Why don't you take your wingnut talking points and post em on LGF.

At 18 May, 2006 19:03, Blogger sumy23 said...

Hey don't forget when Alex Jones said before the attacks happened that if the world trade centers were attacked we would know who to blame. Then he instructed listeners to call the white house. Many people write him off because he gets so amped and pissed when he talks... but seriously, I don't blame him.

At 18 May, 2006 19:20, Blogger sumy23 said...

I've been wrestling with this issue for a while. At first I was mad and belived it all. Then I read some of the counter arguments and belived those... I thought it was over but the
information on the skeptical side seems to be much better. You have to understand that most people do NOT want this to be true, even the skeptics. Do you think its fun for us
to have sleepless nights worrying about the world and all of our friends and family memebers that are fighting a war that could be all for selfish reasons. I would love to go back to my regular life...but its every red blooded americans duty to make sure 100% that the facts are straight. So the next time someone gets called a kook, just remember that its those kooks that are going to bring any lies into the light. I'd actually like to thank all the debunkers out there for stearing us in the right direction. It works both ways. The facts get refined each time the ball gets passed back and forth.

At 18 May, 2006 19:42, Blogger sumy23 said...

NeSync at 6:09

Do you think its all a bunch of civillians posting on here? I really think you'd be suprised. With your tone I'd say you think we are dumb too. I have no doubt that soldiers and marines and airmen fight with duty and honor.

Military members have the right to vote and that means they have a responsibility. If you would like to follow duty and honor exclusively tell them to take away your right to vote. Then it wont be an issue.

Was Pat Tillman given the honor and respect that you speak of? They couldn't bear the fact that he was killed by friendly fire so covered it up. Its harder to recruit people when your poster boy was killed by friendly fire... and of course the truth isn't always the best recruiting tool as im sure you know.

Think about that honor and respect when someone you served with goes into a coma for 3 days because of the experimental category 3 anthrax vaccine that was given to him. Think about all the vets with GWS who's own bodies attacked themselvs and slowly deteriorated and died.

I've heard all the drunken shouting matches about Iraq. "You don't know man. You dont know what its like over there!" People drinking themselves half to death. My marine friends talking about how they never want to hold a gun ever again.

I've pretty much given up on talking to my military friends about real world issues. All they want to do is play xbox 360 and get drunk.... even when two of their own are going to Iraq at the begining of what could be world war 3. It's just easier to belive it all isn't true. Its called denial and denial is not reality my friend.

At 18 May, 2006 19:52, Blogger sumy23 said...

Think about all those military members that joined BECAUSE of 911. You just think about that and then get in their face because they have a few unanswered questions and commited chunks of their life to things they thought were pure. Call them kooks and laugh at them because they are confused. Bash their character and call them weak. Make fun of them and get mad because they want to know the truth. Tell them they dont know about duty and honor.
Curse them because they are human.
Put them in jail for stating their thoughts out loud. Torture them for
having questions. Brand them as terrorits for believing in the propaganda.


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