Surely we cannot let 11/9 pass without a single relevant post? After all, the world changed forever five years ago today. For a start, folks the globe over (sans moi) have now begun quoting dates backwards, like the Americans.
SBS recently aired a bizarre documentary alleging that the Pentagon was not hit by a domestic plane but by a bunker buster missile. The main evidence was that there was no plane wreckage found and that the hole in the Pentagon was too small for a plane impact. I have to admit, the fact that the missing section of the Pentagon was smaller than the width of a plane is rather strange. The narrator looked a bit like Ed Morrow and spoke in the hushed but threatening tones of Rod Serling. He also found it difficult to frame a sentence that was not a rhetorical question. It’s a great device. For instance
Is it not strange that c8to’s real name is Tommy Vogelgesang which is German for Tommy Birdsong and that he and Graeme Bird have not been seen together in the same room? Is it too much to suppose that they are one and the same? Hmmm…?
Then again Margo might have just made it up. That is the great thing about the web. You can find electronic support for anything. Back to the topic of the post, paraphrasing the thrust of the 11/9 conspiracy doco, the narrator might have asked:
Is it too much to suppose that an administration that lied about the link of Iraq with al Qaeda, and lied about the existence of weapons of mass destruction might also betray their country and destroy their own military headquarters?
Yes, it is way too much. But you have to wonder to what extent these conspiracy theories are given oxygen by the transparent lies that have characterised the Bush administration’s response to every aspect of the farcical War on Terror. What a pity that those poor 2500 folks can’t rest in peace.