Thursday, January 03, 2002

An odd idea is starting to crawl up out of the internet. You can't find it written in any one place, but can get a feel for it by reading various articles. Could it be that the American government was instrumental in training the 9-11 terrorists (and other 'sleeper' agents)? Let's say a big American arms manufacturer wants to sell expensive and sophisticated military equipment to, say, Saudi Arabia (just to pick a country randomly out of the air). The Saudis are keen to spend lots of that oil money, but raise the objection that their military men don't have the training to operate the complex equipment. So the arms manufacturer pays a visit to some generals in the Pentagon, and suggests that it might be a good idea to invite some of the military from our allies to U. S. training facilities to foster international cooperation and goodwill. The generals in the Pentagon are keen on the idea as they intend to become millionaires working for the arms manufacturers after they retire. Invitations are made, training is done, and most of the Saudis return home to operate the fancy equipment. Just another example of how cooperation between allies and between the Pentagon and arms manufacturers is a win-win situation for all. But what happened to those Saudis who didn't return home . . . ?