September 9, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
ABC's Path to 9/11 doesn't just fictionalize - it intentionally tells the public the very opposite of what happened. It doesn't just broadcast the right-wing myth that Clinton was responsible for 9/11, it also misleads the public into thinking that the Bush administration was trying to prevent the attacks. But in fact the Clinton administration was "obsessed" with preventing terrorism and the Bush administration ignored terrorism.
According to Joe Conason at Salon, in The Sept. 11 that never was,
The movie shows ... Condoleezza Rice demoting Clarke in January 2001 when she takes over as national security advisor. Clarke tries to warn her that "something spectacular" is going to happen on American soil, and she assures him that "we're on it," which they assuredly were not.This is pure right-wing propaganda, following the Republican campaign theme.
Indeed, the script downplays the neglect of terrorism as a primary threat by the incoming Bush team -- and never mentions the counterterrorism task force, chaired by Vice President Dick Cheney, that never met for nine months before 9/11. The famous Aug. 6 presidential daily briefing, which warned the vacationing Bush that al-Qaida intended to strike here, is given due attention. But the movie then shows Rice telling her associates that "as a result of the Aug. 6 PDB, the president wants to take real action" against al-Qaida. But the 9/11 Commission report's section on the PDB clearly states that the August warning was not followed up on by Rice. [emphasis added]
Update - Orcinus has more.
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Today I was reading comments left by a reader of a local online rag that mentioned in passing 2.3 trillion dollars missing from the Pentagon's coffers.
I had somehow missed this, and had to doubt it, but I quickly verified that it was, in fact, true on, of all places, the CBS Evening News website,
I saw the the article was dated Jan. 29th, 2002 and quoted Donald Rumsfeld; "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld admitted.
I saw then that the day he made this amazing disclosure was Sept 10th, 2001. I thought that amazing, and looked a little deeper and found a short article on the topic on this site:
I found the last paragraph particularly interesting:
"The Comptroller of the Pentagon at the time of the attack was Dov Zakheim, who was appointed in May of 2001. Before becoming the Pentagon's money-manager, he was an executive at System Planning Corporation, a defense contractor specializing in electronic warfare technologies including remote-controlled aircraft systems. Zakheim is a member of the Project for a New American Century and participated in the creation of its 2000 position paper Rebuilding America's Defenses which called for "a New Pearl Harbor."
No matter where you look, the facts point to the US Gvt being behind the attacks, and once again, the media has to be faulted for making this a non-issue.
Behind every problem in the world today is that doggone "liberal" media.
and what happened to the story about the missing 2.3 trillion dollars?? that's 2,300,000,000,000 dollars. A little bit of scale for your mind, to help it wrap around a number that inconceivably gigantic figure, if you stacked a trillion dollar bills on top of one another, they would reach all the way to the moon.
It takes more than 30 years for a mere billion seconds to pass, a trillion seconds would then take more than 30,000 years to occur.
That's BIG money.
I don't think there is any stopping "them", I doubt very much they can be so much as slowed. The world is their oyster.
Just think of those big drug warlords in Central and South America and Mexico, with fortresses and armies at their disoposal, now multiply that by about a trillion.
Who's gonna stop these gangstas?
Not me, man.
There's never been a more interesting time to be alive, except of course, tomorrow.
one of these days, I'll proof read my comments/rants before I leave 'em.
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