Friday, May 05, 2006

Screw Loose #3

At 6:16, Loose Change claims that San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was warned not to fly on 9/11 by a phone call from Condoleezza Rice. Here's an SF Chronicle article on the supposed warning:

For Mayor Willie Brown, the first signs that something was amiss came late Monday when he got a call from what he described as his airport security - - a full eight hours before yesterday's string of terrorist attacks -- advising him that Americans should be cautious about their air travel.

The mayor, who was booked to fly to New York yesterday morning from San Francisco International Airport, said the call "didn't come in any alarming fashion, which is why I'm hesitant to make an alarming statement."

Exactly where the call came from is a bit of a mystery. The mayor would say only that it came from "my security people at the airport."

Rather obvious question here: Why would Dr Rice warn Willie Brown? Even if we assume that she was in on the plot, wouldn't she then know that his flight (an 8:00 AM SF time flight to New York) was not one of the targeted planes?

There's a similar problem with the much-noted fact that Attorney General John Ashcroft began flying private planes starting in July 2001. If Ashcroft was in on the plot, then he would know which planes were going to be hijacked (or whatever the kooks think happened to the planes).

3 Comments:

At 09 May, 2006 17:43, Blogger HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Geez you are simple-minded Pat...All information about any operation is on a "need to know " basis. All ashcroft NEEDED to know was not to fly comercial. Leaks occur from too many people knowing too much about part of a plan that does not involve them. It also gives 'deniability'.

 
At 10 May, 2006 09:44, Blogger JoanBasil said...

This has always seemed like such an odd bit: HAS WILLIE BROWN EVER BEEN ASKED ABOUT THIS? I've seen this man on TV shows giving his political opinions and always wondered why they don't ask him about this 9/11 business. Did the 9/11 Commission ask him?

 
At 10 May, 2006 13:49, Blogger shawn said...

Swim, I like how no matter how much evidence ruins the conspiracy theory, you can always find some excuse.

Just by telling Ashcroft not to fly commercial they've ruined any kind of plausible deniability. God, do you think through anything you post?

 

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