Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Massively Relevant"



SOME DAYS THE BEST PART of a newspaper is the Letters to the Editor section. Found an interesting one today in amNewYork, one of the free papers here in NYC, from Tim Clarke of Jersey City, NJ:
"The most outrageous conspiracy theories concerning 9/11 were deliberately disseminated to ridicule and marginalize those who dared to question the 'official' story. I don't have a 'theory', but I do know that I don't know the truth. Further, I think the truth can be learned. Considering the devastating effect of the faulty retaliation against a nation that was factually uninvolved in 9/11, I think it is massively relevant to mount a much more thorough investigation into the events of that day. A cursory reading of the official 9/11 report reads very much like "My Pet Goat."
That's about where I stand now. I don't see where the groundswell is going to come from to force another expensive government investigation, though, short of an earthshaking revelation or confession. It's not impossible, just unlikely. Evidence of a conspiracy is provable, but the details have not been worked out, at least to my satisfaction. Of the three books I've completed--

Flight 93 Revealed: What Really Happened on the 9/11 "Let's Roll" Flight; (Rowland Morgan);

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It (John Miller);

The War On Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism (Nafeez Ahmed)

--one (Flight 93) is a little too out there at times, describing but not necessarily endorsing long-shot scenarios like remote controlled aircraft and disappearing planes and crews, yet on the whole the slender book still offers some legitimate challenges to the official myth; another (The Cell), published way back in 2002, takes the form of a gripping but standard issue detective yarn that leaves little to no room for the possibility of high level manipulation of the investigation, which would go a long way toward explaining a myriad of puzzling inconsistencies that are never quite addressed and which many reasonable people believe reveal a much wider-ranging plot; while War On Truth is quite thorough in cataloging a widespread series of amazing coincidences, leaving the readers to connect the dots for themselves, yet stopping short of laying out anything like a definitive timeline of the plot itself. Instead, what makes War On Truth so riveting is its extensive research into the key international events leading up to the 9/11 attacks, laying out the case for conspiracy in unflinching detail. Highly recommended even as an intro to the subject.

3 comments:

Serge A. Storms said...

I'll have to check those out, though my reading time has been cut short by class, work, and the impending season premiers of Heroes and House.

Wardens World said...

Never a big House fan, though the guy seems like a pretty good actor. Not a fan of medical shows of any kind. No ER, Scrubs, Greys, St Elsewhere. I hate hospitals, I guess. Do like NCIS though, can't explain that one. And I'm one of those who thinks The Office is brilliant, despite a backlash against its success.

Otherwise, TV is a huge suckfest these days. Howie Mandel should not be allowed on in prime time with his shaved dick head scaring the children. The whole primetime lineup is really no talent amateurs singing karaoke, dancing, jumping up and down and yelling WOOOOO! on game shows, or shows that center around celebrities doing something other than what they're famous for or any good at. People where i work actually talk about being excited Big Brother is on tonight or whenever it's on. I personally would like to see the house sprayed with machine gun fire. That would be a ratings booster. Turns out the Asian chick Julie Chin is married to the network president, Les Moonves, which explains a whole lot about a whole lot.

Check out the War on Truth one if any, but it is long and involved and will definitely interfere with your school work if you let it.

Serge A. Storms said...

There was an author on the Colbert Report last week with a book that sounded interesting. It was a study into America's decent into fascism. It's called 10 Steps Into Fascism by Naomi Wolf. Sounded interesting, even over Colbert's standard "rebut everything the guest says and talk over them" approach of interviewing. He's got the O'Reilly act nailed.