Thursday, September 14, 2006

Counterpunch sucker-punch

A breath of fresh air.
How They Let the Guilty Parties of 9/11 Slip Off the Hook
The 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts
By ALEXANDER COCKBURN

''What Barrett and Collins brilliantly show are the actual corrupt conspiracies on Giuliani’s watch: the favoritism to Motorola which saddled the firemen with radios that didn’t work; the ability of the Port Authority to skimp on fire protection, the mayor’s catastrophic failure in the years before 9/11/2001 to organize an effective unified emergency command that would have meant that cops and firemen could have communicated; that many firemen wouldn’t have unnecessarily entered the Towers; that people in the Towers wouldn’t have been told by 911 emergency operators to stay in place; and that firemen could have heard the helicopter warnings and the final Mayday messages that prompted most of the NYPD men to flee the Towers.
That’s the real political world, in which Giuliani and others have never been held accountable. The nuts disdain the real world because, like much of the left and liberal sectors, they have promoted Bush, Cheney and the Neo-Cons to an elevated status as the Arch Demons of American history, instead of being just one more team running the American empire, a team of more than usual stupidity and incompetence...''


More...

Hat-tip, Indigo Jo ( with good blog post on the subject here).
Oh, and, here you go, before it all starts off again.

2 Comments:

Blogger Leighton Cooke said...

We are so often called upon to give an opinion on much that we do not and maybe cannot ever understand. Conspiracy theories like any ideology become mantras that are easy th repeat over time. Finding out the truth is always much harder.

September 14, 2006 2:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was an effective command centre - it just happened to be in the World Trade Centre complex.

The reason that so many firemen died was that they refused to leave - despite being ordered. As they saw it, people were dying and they had to try.

The Anon

September 16, 2006 9:51 pm  

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