|Looking over Alternet's "Top 10 Conspiracy Theories of 2002", I started to reflect on the nature of conspiracy and the black truth we've been spoon-fed about September 11th, 2001.
While they are tons of conspiracy theories lurking around in our datasphere, there is only one such theory commonly agreed upon in the mass media. It states that at 5:53 A.M., two hijackers, presumed to be Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari board a Colgan Air flight from Portland, Maine to Boston. I could re-hash the entire 9-11 timeline here, but in the interest of space, I'll go under the assumption that most PrisonPlanet readers are familiar with the "official" story. This theory, which has numerous errors, inconsistencies, and omissions, states that 19 hijackers under the order of Osama bin Laden, hijacked four airliners, pulled a fast one on US intelligence, and fooled the world in an event that will forever change America. This theory was assembled within hours. Oliver Stone couldn't have come up with one that quickly. Every aspect of this particular conspiracy theory is considered fact and is reconditioned daily into the minds of millions.
There's obviously a need for a conspiracy theory here, as the attacks were by definition a conspiracy, but the question is; why this one, how was it hashed together so quickly and will it ever be ammended? Sure there were numerous warnings, but we have been told that US intelligence was simply incompetent, and that the idea of using airplanes as weapons was inconceivable: "I don't think anybody could have predicted that ... they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile," stated National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
Now let's step back a moment here to May 8, 2001. According to Time Magazine, Dick Cheney was charged by President Bush to lead a high-level task force identifying the US's vulnerabilities to domestic terrorist attack and figure out ways to fix them. His solution? A counter-terror wargame/exercise simulating a scenario in which aircraft are flown into buildings.
This article from AirDisaster.com is conveniently spun that it was a "simulated accident" not a "terror simulation", but if you follow the mainstream media, you might think that I was making this entire thing up and the drill never existed. Now take a guess when this training simulation was to take place. Yes, you are correct; the morning of September 11th, 2001.
Now for the strange part: According to a cached version of Aviation Week's Aviation Week & Space Technology, there was yet another drill going on that dark morning:
"Part of the exercise?" the colonel wondered. No; this is a real-world event, he was told. Several days into a semiannual exercise known as Vigilant Guardian, NEADS was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center "battle cab."
This was an annual drill that "involves all HQ NORAD levels of command and is designed to exercise most aspects of the NORAD mission". This would explain GW's lax reaction to the attacks as he continued to sit in that Florida classroom reading about goats. He thought it was a game. Unless you are willing to write off the fact that both of these drills happening on the same day as the hijackings as sheer coincidence, you must then assume that they were somewhat related. Who had foreknowledge of these 9-11 emergency drills? Would the attacks have been as successful without the foreknowledge of these drills? Should such a thing as an "independent investigation" actually arise, these are the types of questions that need to be asked when trying to uncover a conspiracy so vast and effective.
Another widely overlooked conspiracy theory about the events of September 11th is the reasoning for George W. Bush, shortly after becoming president, according to a widely available BBC News video, to issue Executive Order W199I-WF-213589, demanding that Federal investigators "back off" of the bin Ladens and the group ABL, because of it's relationship with WAMY,(World Assembly of Muslim Youth). According to a report prepared for the UN, Saudi Arabia has transferred $500 million to Al Qaeda over the past decade, yet like the bin Ladens themselves who were flown out of the US by the CIA after the attacks, they are above suspicion because of business dealings they have with the Bush Administration(s). Senator Bob Graham publicly admitted, based on information he has received, that at least one foreign country assisted the 9-11 terrorists, and we won't find out who that is for the next 20 or 30 years.
Yet another conspiracy theory that slid down the memory hole during the media blitz is Carl Cameron's four-part series on Israeli Intelligence operations in the US on and before 9-11. [video] What does the FOX News website have to say about its own report? "This story no longer exists." If much of this information were to become public, we might find out if and how the hijackers were aware of either emergency drills planned for the day. I sure hope that the officials who handled this one took their competency pills after the towers were hit and before they deported all the suspects.
There are numerous additions and inconsistencies between the official story and what actually happened. None of the resources that I have referenced above are "kooky-conspiracy" websites. They are all reasonably respected mainstream media outlets. It's interesting to look back on just a few of the many conspiracy theories that have been proven true. Were Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein "kooky conspiracy theorists" when investigating what is now known as 'Watergate'? Then why, you're probably wondering, aren't any of these conspiracy theories injected into the official conspiracy theory of what happened?
For the exact same reason that people have tried to block or hinder the investigation of 9-11 in the first place: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Those whose wallets and power trips have grown since the attacks are quite happy with the way things are turning out. Cable News ratings went through the roof immediately following the attacks as talking heads from every network seized this opportunity to be involved in history. This immediately led the media conglomerates to believe that the 'War against Terror' equals the 'War against Bad Ratings'. Can you say Iraq? In the aftermath of weeks of 24 hour news media circus extravaganzas, many journalists including Dan Rather have come clean asking whether or not truth had been the ultimate victim of 9-11, but sadly, it is the underreporting of truth that is most often underreported.
The sheeple are simply more happy thinking they have a government that is incompetent than a government that is evil, when in fact they have a government that is so incompetent that it can't recognize its own evils. Perhaps as Goddard said: "A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their govt. and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get."
The media's conspiracy is better than yours. It's just easier that way.
|Why the media's conspiracy theory is better than yours
By Wade Inganamort
"We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty."
-- GW Bush speaking before the UN General Assembly 11/10/2001
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