Friday, September 09, 2011

Ask Yourself: Why Has There Been Such Opposition to an Actual, Unfettered Investigation of ALL the Events and Anomalies of 9/11/2001?

No, the 9/11 Commission Report doesn't begin to cut it! Keep in mind that both Bush and Cheney were vociferously opposed to an investigation from the get-go. The largest mass murder on American soil happens, thousands are dead - but the POTUS doesn't want an investigation?? Wouldn't it make sense to want every last detail of what happened, and how it happened? Who would oppose that?

The Center for American Progress notes that "President Bush and Vice President Cheney both contacted then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in the months after 9/11 to insist on strict limits in the scope of any investigation into the attacks. And despite entreaties from the families of victims of 9/11 attacks and a bipartisan group of senators and congressmen, the president vocally resisted forming an investigatory commission. President Bush only relented on November 27, 2002, a year after the attacks."

Then, at a private meeting of congressional and senate leaders, Bush requested that any inquiry into the events of 9/11 only focus on possible intelligence failures, and not involve the broad, comprehensive investigation that some lawmakers wanted. Again, who does this?

Some of the resulting commission members were apparently chosen because of their willingness to ignore a number of troubling issues. One who was not was Max Cleland, who resigned from the Commission in November 2003 after the other members cut a deal to accept highly limited access to CIA reports to the White House, that may have indicated advance knowledge of the attacks on the part of the Bush administration. "This is a scam," Cleland said. "It's disgusting. America is being cheated." The commission members were never even given the authority to subpoena witnesses or evidence.

The bottom line is that not only did the Commission decline to address many key issues or investigate them, the bulk of its final report is still secret; key sections are not available to the public!

The following post from WB shows that now, even some commission members and other officials want a more comprehensive investigation. So why won't Congress initiate one? They spent our tax dollars investigating steroids in pro baseball, and gawd knows how many dollars and hours investigating Clinton's blowjob, but a thorough analysis of the largest attack on American soil in history can't be undertaken?

From Washington's Blog:

9/11 Commission Admits It Never Got The Facts … But No One Wants to Hear From the People Who Know What Happened

9/11 Commission: We Never Got All of the Facts

9/11 Commissioners admit that they never got to the bottom of 9/11. For example:

Indeed, 9/11 Commissioners and other officials say that the true facts were hidden from them, or covered up (you don’t have to get bogged down in reading this section – you can skip ahead to the next, if you like; this is just documenting that the 9/11 Commission report is in no way the last word on 9/11):

  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – recently saidAt some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened“. He also said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.” And he said: “It’s almost a culture of concealment, for lack of a better word. There were interviews made at the FAA’s New York center the night of 9/11 and those tapes were destroyed. The CIA tapes of the interrogations were destroyed. The story of 9/11 itself, to put it mildly, was distorted and was completely different from the way things happened
  • A 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials, and who has for years been a tireless anti-war advocate and critic of imperial foreign policy (Raymond McGovern) said “I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke”


Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

"The American yeomany are encouraged to wave their flags and believe they live in the "freest and greatest country on earth." In the midst of this blather, Americans see their homes being foreclosed, their jobs sent to China and the national treasury and blood of their youth wasted in two foreign wars. Under such pressures, where no one with national standing will lead them to march on Washington and New York and bring Pharaoh's treasonous business to a halt, they do what every oppressed slave has ever done: they turn on each other.

From coast to coast random shooters are gunning down their fellow Americans and then committing suicide in record numbers. On Sept. 6, near Morgantown, West Virginia, a 22-year-old shot and killed five people including a pregnant woman, before turning his gun on himself. The very next day, Sept. 7, in a breakfast joint in Carson City, Nevada, a 32-year-old man killed four people and wounded five before taking his own life.

Nothing justifies these heinous acts. But these rage-filled gunmen in many cases can no longer subsist on "the lie in the soul" that is our national propaganda story. Called "mentally imbalanced," they may see and feel more intensely what the rest of us suppress and experience as ulcers, heart attacks and divorce. At some inchoate level they know they've been robbed by Wall Street, the military-industrial complex, politicians sold on perpetual war for perpetual peace, and an unending flood of illegal immigration. "True lies," among them the cryonic 9/11 tale, nag at the sub-cellar of their minds until they drive them mad."

True Lies and 9/11: Revelation and Ruin

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