Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sam, a good friend of mine, recently sent me an email, delightfully showing off his new findings... That Charlie Sheen was recently arrested for a domestic violence altercation with his wife, which Sam so cleverly entitled, "The Questions Charlie... The Questions..." if he came up with that himself... (Now imagine the sight and sound of me puking all over my monitor...)
So, anyway, I immediately assumed, since I had already found out about the Sheen situation, that this was another desperate attempt, by Sam ofcourse, to belittle a messenger of information, instead of actually addressing the information itself. Something Sam has become almost as good at as the likes of Hannity, Olbermann, and O'Reilly, etc.
I can now expect, with a reasonable amount of confidence, that if something is said that Sam disagrees with, he will immediately seek and distribute any information he can find that will attempt to discredit that individual, as if the information itself is therefore no longer valid because Sam found something out about the individual who relayed that information. (lol, isn't that cute!)
At any rate, I also assumed this to be the case as Charlie Sheen, being the highest paid TV actor in Hollywood right now, thought it would be a good idea to do a mini-documentary, released on 9/11/09, and subsequent public contest, highlighting the 20 most obvious questions that have still gone unanswered by a true "independent" 9/11 Commission, where Charlie keeps mentioning in the video, "The questions, Mr. President... The questions..." (And something that the establishment media was ultimately very, very quiet about...shhhhhhhh!)
Therefore, being that Sam is intent on ridiculing and demonizing messengers of information that differs with his own understanding of reality, specifically considering 9/11 for instance, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what some of the actual 9/11 Commissioners themselves have publicly come forward to say, since the commission disbanded in 2005 upon the "completion" of their report. (A very interesting and ironic position to put Sam in, wouldn't you say?)
I mean, since Sam's general line of thinking supports the 9/11 Commission Report, as do many others, and all of the magazines like Popular Mechanics and scientific tv shows that quickly produced all their material that supported the Commission's final findings, published in the "Official Report" itself, who better to look to about all this than the commissioners themselves...right?
I mean, these are the guys! The very guys that wrote the report that Sam is so enamored with he will defend it to the point of lambasting an individual's self respect and dignity in an attempt to prove his or her information is invalid if it differs with the report! (Even though publications like the Popular Mechanics debunking hit piece in 2005 was largely edited by a guy with the name Benjamin Chertoff, who happens to have the same unusual last name as former high ranking W. Bush cabinet member Michael Chertoff...hmmmmmm?)
Anyway, without further ado, lets get some of the actual 9/11 Commissioner's takes on the final findings! You know, the ones that "everyone" goes by, and "mainstream" TV, and "mainstream" magazines... and Sam.
Here we have a gentleman by the name of Bob Kerrey, one of the 9/11 Commissioners who stated in a salon.com interview in June of 2006, "many legitimate mysteries still surround the events of that day. There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version," Kerrey said. "The commission had limited time and limited resources to pursue its investigation, and its access to key documents and witnesses was fettered by the administration."
Really? Now that's very interesting! Unanswered questions huh? Wow! I wonder if any of those "unanswered questions" are similar to the one's Charlie Sheen asked? hmmmm...
But that's just one of the Commissioners... Let's see what some of the other Commissioners have had to publicly say about the commission and their "investigation"...
Again, we have another 9/11 Commissioner, by the name of John Lehman, also former Secretary of the Navy, who said on NBC Nightly News in Feb. 2008 that, "“We purposely put together a staff that had – in a way - conflicts of interest" (3:48 into video) and "All of the staff had, to a certain extent, some conflict of interest" (4:09 into video) Indeed, Lehman strongly implies that the Commission was purposely set up so that every single person involved would have a conflict of interest which would prevent them from conducting an honest investigation.
Really? Conflicts of interest, huh? And every single one of the commissioners have conflicts? I wonder what those conflicts consist of? Doesn't sound very "independent" to me! Maybe Sam would like to do the honors and dig that up for us so that we all know what those actual conflicts are? (Well, I take that back... Sam may not be the best person for that job)
How about any other Commissioners... What are they saying?
How about 9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer, regarding interrogation of Pentagon Officials told CNN on Aug. 2nd 2006, "We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting," Roemer told CNN. "We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy." CNN: "The panel even considered taking the matter to the Justice Department for a possible criminal probe, commission member Tim Roemer said."
Really? So, Pentagon officials were lying to the Commission, and the Commission considered criminal charges against them? Why would they do that? hmmmm.... What did they have to hide? Sounds very very shady to me!
Any other 9/11 Commissioners talking?
Why yes, yes there are! Here we have Former 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland, who actually resigned from the Commission in the middle of the investigation, stating multiple times, in multiple places that: "It is a national scandal"; "This investigation is now compromised"; and "One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up".
Seriously! This is crazy! So far, everything I've heard is that this commission was a total fraud! What the hell is going on??? Jesus Christ, these are the actual Commissioners themselves saying this stuff!!! Am I in the twilight zone here???
Who else has come forward?!?!?!
Well there is more... The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission, John Farmer, who led the 9/11 staff's inquiry, in the Washington Post, also in 2006 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."
Oh my F'n goodness! So the Pentagon did lie to the American people, according to the 9/11 Commission!
What else has been said?!?!?
And last but not least, the Chairmen of the 9/11 Commission itself, Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton, said that "the CIA (and likely the White House) "obstructed our investigation" The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission also said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements, yet didn't bother to tell the American people.
Hmmmmm, I wonder why?
Indeed, the co-chairs of the Commission now admit that the Commission largely operated based upon political considerations.
9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says "I don't believe for a minute we got everything right", that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, that the 9/11 debate should continue, and that the 9/11 Commission report was only "the first draft" of history
Well Sam... What can you possibly say now? What can you possibly come up with to hide it from yourself now?Most of the Commissioners have come forward to admit that the 9/11 investigation was a total hoax, as to were the ensuing news reports, TV shows, and magazine articles that backed the story as if it were iron clad, and set in stone, or the Bible itself!
You can't very well ridicule these messengers, or their message for that matter... What are you gonna do now?
If you're still reading, here are a few more interesting tidbits about the "independent" 9/11 commissioners, set up by the Bush Administration.
Lehman himself is a textbook example of conflict of interest. In 1998, 9/11 Commission executive director Zelikow published an article in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, entitled Catastrophic Terrorism: Imagining the Transformative Event. Some two years later, PNAC picked up the Zelikow language, saying that the campaign to convince the public to allow expanded use of U.S. military force around the world "is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor". Lehman was a member of PNAC, and a signatory to PNAC's plea for "a new Pearl Harbor". See this video and this essay.
When taken with other facts undermining the Commission's credibility (and see this), Lehman's revelation should completely destroy the idea that there has been any real investigation into 9/11.
Debunk This! 008 ( 911 Conspiracy )