Humint Events Online: I'm Haunted by the Fact That 9/11 Was an Inside Job

Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm Haunted by the Fact That 9/11 Was an Inside Job

and that the media refuses to contemplate this horrible, mind-numbing, gut-wrenching fact.

WHY won't the media seriously confront 9/11?

I like DU commentator Hamden Rice's analysis of 9/11, our culture and the media:
I don't think that the current system could survive the widespread disclosure and acceptance by the majority of the American public that there was government complicity in 9/11 at either the LIHOP or MIHOP levels. If you were not alive and at least old enough to be a cognizant child or pre-teen in the late 1960s to early 1970s, it is difficult to imagine just what American society looks like when there has been a huge deligitimizing event. In the 1960s to mid 1970s, this happened as a result of a number of devastating public events: the resistance in the south to the widely accepted, morally superior claims of the civil rights movement; the Vietnam war, the widespread recognition that the US was both morally wrong and losing; Watergate and the revelation of a vast array of crimes committed at the highest levels of government.

Sometime later, I when I was in college, working in a library, I was given an assignment to help a professor with a research project. I was asked to printout the first page of the New York Times for almost every day of some year, I think it was 1970. It was sobering. The US Army deteriorated in Vietnam to the point that soldiers simply would not go out on patrol or follow orders. There was a violent riot somewhere in America almost every day from around 1969 to about 1972. And that was just the surface issue. There were small violent underground organizations, such as the Panthers, the Weathermen and the FALN, setting off bombs around the country. And those were the semi-rational underground organizations; bizarre, violent offshoot organizations like the Symbionese Liberation Army or Charles Manson's "family" terrorized cities.

This was all the result of the fact that the US government had been completely deligitimized. The elites decided that they would never let that happen again and through the media launched this campaign that it was unacceptable to criticize the basic premises of our society and that the media would not probe beneath the surface of events.

If 9/11 were demonstrated to have happened as a result of government complicity, the results would be a lot like the late 1960s-1970s. The difference would be that while the 60s divided the country on left right grounds, 9/11 fits into the pre-existing rational paranoia of both the left and the far right. Bush-Cheney would be thrown overboard, but so would a substantial chunk of the political system.

I don't believe that the media would necessarily be able to contain the information coming out about 9/11, but I don't know where this leads. This would be uncharted territory.

What is stunning is the way so many aspects of the 60's are popping back: the Iraq war and "the widespread recognition that the US was both morally wrong and losing"; Bush's scandals and the revelation of a vast array of crimes committed at the highest levels of government-- and of course much of this is being perpetrated by the same fools who were around back in the 70's: namely Cheney and Rumsfeld.

I'm not saying the 60's are repeating, but one cannot miss the parallels. I am thinking that 9/11 will soon be an extremely strong delegitimizing event for the US government (although the Bush administration have done a pretty good job of delegitimizing the government even without the crimes of 9/11 being exposed) and probably for the corporate US media as well-- certainly among young people. Why so many grown-up hippies from the 60's, the people who never used to trust the government, have apparently been taken in by the 9/11 myth is beyond me.


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