From: "Thomas Keske"
Subject: Re: 911 A failure of intelligence or Policy ?
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 02:35:35 GMT
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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 02:35:35 GMT
Obviously, there is a failure of both intelligence
and policy, but those are not the most serious
The most serious questions of all are the ones
that the papers and the Congress are not asking,
and probably do not have the nerve to ask.
I don't like the politics of George W. Bush, but not
even I would care to play the game of 20-20 hindsight,
if all that were involved were a "failure to take warning
signs seriously enough". That much is already clear.
There are really only a couple questions that matter.
Was there any *deliberation* in the ignoring of the
warning signs, for the sake of creating a pretext for
launching a war, or for the the sake of expanding Executive
How specific was the foreknowledge of the attacks?
Was it known in advance, which airlines? Was it
known in advance, what buildings would be the target?
Was it known in advance, the exact day, or the week,
or the month?
The short-selling of airline stocks, which appears
to have possible involvement of persons with
intelligence connections, is one of the reasons to
suspect that there was fairly specific knowledge
about which airlines, and what timeframe. You can't
make money if you short-sell Northwest, but the
hijackers fly United. You can't make money if you
short sell in February 2001, but the hijacking is in
September. Someone needed to know quite a bit.
Why is it that we have so much media hoopla about
the investigation of Martha Stewart, but next to none
about the Sept 1l shortselling?
For that matter, why is Martha Stewart hung out
to dry, while Neil Bush can cost the taxpapers a
billion, and walk away scot-free? Is this simply a
matter of propaganda?
The media and the political establishment would like
to pretend that a possibility this ugly is too
extreme to consider. There is little basis for them
to make such a rosy presumption. Regardless of the
the ultimate truth may be, these are still the questions
that need to be investigated.