Wednesday: 24.March.2004

9-11 Conspiracy Theory

I usually refrain from addressing political issues, preferring rather to stick to subjects for which I have first-hand knowledge. But after seeing some of the 9-11 testimonies on TV, and the fallout from the book, I have some observations I'd like to share.

These represent nothing more than musings & speculation of someone who avoids getting caught up in political gymnastics. I think I have an unbiased, unemotional perspective, at least compared to people I know.

First, it's 2004. Why did we wait so long to rehash something that happened back in 2001? Wouldn't folks have a better recollection 2 years ago? Better late than never, I guess.

When a new regime takes power, the first thing it does (or should do) is *reward* those that helped put it there, especially if that regime holds *loyalty* in high esteem. What groups did Bush+Cheney come out of? Ansr: Oil+Military+Defense.

Ques: What would be the best way to reward (benefit) the people (old cronies) in those industries? Ansr: You'd want something that sells a lot of bombs & makes oil prices go up at the same time. Can you think of anything that would do that? It might be a fun exercise to check the prices of stocks in those industries and compare them to prices prior to the election, vis-a-vis the market in general.

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Next: If you're working in an industry (say, Intelligence, for example) that is being down-sized, what is the best way to keep your friends & yourself from getting pink-slipped? Ansr: Pray for some event that will revitalize your industry. If you're a street sweeper, that event might be a ticker-tape parade. If I knew something bad was going to happen that might keep my friends & myself from getting down-sized, or get more money for me & mine, would I look the other way and let it happen? Would you? You reckon there might be people who would?

Pre-911, the government knew about Arabs in the country wanting to learn how to fly a commercial airliner - not how to take off or land, just how to steer the thing. Come on now, you don't have to be Fellini to figure out that one.

You've heard of guilt-by-association? Well, how about guilt-by-proximity? Is it just a coincidence that 9-11 happened on GWB's watch? Why didn't it happen on Clinton's watch? Coincidence? The economy promptly fell apart on GWB's watch. Another coincidence? Millions of jobs: poof! Again on GWB's watch. Another coincidence?

In school, did you have a kid who always seemed to have trouble doing his homework? Or completing his term paper on time? Someone who always had an excuse? As legitimate as they might sound. At work, it always seems like the same people who screw up, doesn't it? I went to the school where they teach: Where there's smoke, there's fire. And GWB is one smoky dude. So you gotta wonder if he ain't playing with matches.

On the issue of the missing WMDs, if I were king, I'd build a movie set out in the Nevada desert, and fly in some tractor-trailer trucks, put some glowing-blue lights behind them, and slap some radiation tri-blade stickers on the side, and say, "We found 'em!" .. right here next to this sign that says "Baghdad: 50 Kilometers".

It doesn't surprise anyone that we left Osama in Afghanistan to invade Iraq because Iraq has the oil.

Lastly, on the subject of 9-11, perhaps you've heard of the Latin phrase Cui Bono. The Romans used it when investigating a crime. It basically means "Who benefits?" If the wife dies, and the husband gets a million-dollar insurance policy, you can bet he'll be a suspect. Who benefited from 9-11? This ends my conspiracy theory. I might have to run for office now .. or better yet, start my own bomb-making company.





Posted by Rad at March 24, 2004 12:40 AM

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Posted by: Palmer at March 24, 2004 11:36 AM

I thought you were a war monger.

Posted by: jz at March 24, 2004 11:39 AM

peace and love

Posted by: solid28 at March 24, 2004 01:26 PM

Damn tree-huggers. :)

Posted by: Cedrick at March 24, 2004 01:35 PM

Got a call from a friend who asked, "Are you saying the government knew the terrorists were gonna crash planes into the WTC, and let it happen to get more money for Defense?"

I said, "No. It just looks like that." =)

Posted by: Rad at March 24, 2004 03:33 PM

It's hard to believe they couldn't see that coming.

Posted by: m at March 24, 2004 03:35 PM

Glad to see you're back. You were gone for a week or two. Missed my daily Rad fix. You're really stirring the pot today.

Posted by: PJ at March 24, 2004 03:39 PM

This shit makes me sick.

Posted by: X at March 24, 2004 03:42 PM

This reminds me of the Kennedy conspiracy theory, where a president from Texas benefited at the expense of people from New England. The South will rise again! One way or the other.

Posted by: Killer at March 24, 2004 03:46 PM

I never thought of that. Bush and LBJ are from Texas. JFK and the WTC are from New England. Actually, I don't think NYC is oficially part of "New England". Now we have the Texas/NewEngland conspiracy theory. How do people in Texas feel about people from New England?

Posted by: zeppo at March 24, 2004 04:49 PM

Excellent expose' there, Rad.

This is my first visit to this excellent site, and I'm sure I'll be coming back again and again. I don't know where you stand on the political spectrum, but as they say the enemy of my enemy is my friend. :)

Demographics is destiny.

Demograhpics has consequences.

Posted by: Kattivik at March 25, 2004 07:40 AM

Rad

You are right.
You should talk about things you know something about.

Wayne

Posted by: Wayne at March 25, 2004 08:35 AM

first, you're right. don't talk about politics.

second, isn't it amazing that the economy took a dump 1 second after a non-liberal took office. wow! 300 million people. biggest gnp in the world and it spun on a dime.. no, a molecule. in an instant!!! gosh...

at least the media said the economy dumped. and reports it every day of the
'liberals aren't in power'. how interesting. and you're intelligent, right? and you believe media?

but, like you said: you shouldn't talk about politics... unless you want to expose your faults.

Posted by: sj at March 25, 2004 11:03 AM