Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Six months after September 11, the problems with the official story grow with each passing day. The main issues: 1) the identification of the actual hijackers, both the speed with which they were identified and the certainty of the identification; 2) the confident connection made between the group of hijackers and an organization named al-Qaeda, particularly in light of the seeming inability of the FBI to connect any of the thousands of U. S. detainees to terrorism, or to find any new al-Qaeda cells in the U. S., or to connect any of the soldiers detained in Cuba to al-Qaeda or terrorism; 3) the utter lack of evidence connecting any September 11 terrorism to bin Laden (very important, for bin Laden's presence in Afghanistan is the only excuse the U. S. had for attacking Afghanistan); 4) the large issue of ulterior motives involving an oil pipeline through Afghanistan; 5) the implausibility of the hijackers operating without some kind of assistance, particularly involving airport security; 6) the issue of whether any hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon; 7) the complete lack of response by the U. S. military to the hijackings, as if they were told to stand down; 8) the extremely odd actions of George Bush on the morning and the afternoon of September 11; 9) the transactions in the financial markets attempting to make money off the reactions to the terrorism, much noted at the time, presumably heavily documented, and completely ignored since; 10) not only the mystery of the anthrax attacks, but the mystery of the FBI's reticence to arrest anyone; 11) the peculiar fact that no evidence has made available to the public from such sources as recordings of cell phone calls, recordings of air traffic controller discussions and interviews with air traffic controllers and other pilots who may have heard radio conversations, air traffic control logs and records, and black boxes.