Thursday, August 07, 2008

Arabesque Admits Truthers Have Nothing

Update: The post is no longer at 9-11 Blogger. Embarrassment at the overall effort or just a correction of the point about Myers? You can read the post here.

My god, what a mess. Arabesque starts out reiterating a Mark Roberts challenge:

"The 9/11 "Truth" movement has made a few hundred significant claims in the past few years, none of which have been true. Don't believe me? Then name a significant claim that you get right, and prove it."

Of course, I always borrow Deb Burlingame's joke here; they seem to get the date of the attacks right and nothing else.

But that's not where Arabesque is going:

I'd like to take up this challenge. While it is true that 9/11 activists have not always promoted credible information, it is also true that the official story is obviously problematic. I could sit here all day poking holes in the official "conspiracy theory" as many have done, but I will just ask Mr. Roberts three easy questions:

Errr, I thought you were going to come up with a claim, which my dictionary defines in part as: assertion of something as a fact

He brings up the fact that NORAD offered three different explanations for what happened on 9-11, and that Richard Myers was promoted three days after the attacks. How could they promote Myers three days after the attacks when he came up with three different explanations?

Answer: Because he did not offer three different explanations in the first three days. It only emerged that NORAD had lied after Kean and Hamilton released their book on the 9-11 Commission, after Myers had retired. Correction: A commenter points out that Mark Dayton, a Senator from Minnesota, caught the lies in 2004, only three years after Myers was promoted. The point stands, and Arabesque completely blew the detail that Myers was in charge of NORAD; in fact General Ralph Eberhart was in charge on 9-11.

And of course, Arabesque implies that the planes should have been intercepted, which is ridiculous. Once again, the most warning that NORAD had that any of the planes had been hijacked was for Flight 11, in which instance they were warned only 9 minutes before the plane crashed.

This song sounds like it was written by the Troofers: