BBC 2’s “The Conspiracy Files: 9/11” – A Time Capsule

February 19th, 2007 § 1 |

The BBC showed a new “exposé” of 9/11/2001 on Sunday.

Alas it was a set up – more a freak show than investigative reporting:

I found Thursday’s Jeremy Vine show on 9/11 utterly excruciating. Insane nonsensical bunk about “Lizard men running the planet” and “Holograms hitting the Towers” completely destroys the valid, fair and reasonable concerns of millions of people. There are literally hundreds of far more credible points that could have been discussed, namely the blatant and troubling omissions and distortions in the 9/11 Commission Report.

It seems the most ridiculous nonsense was selected for discussion yesterday, none of which is advocated by 99% of the people in the 9/11 Truth Movement. Madness about “no planes hitting the Towers” is actually regarded as something so ridiculous that it might even be something deliberately circulated to discredit everything else that’s credible. Also David Shayler is a very unpopular figure for spouting damaging nonsense. Why not have the people who are actually respected by the 9/11 Truth Movement like Michael Meacher MP or Tony Benn? Both of whom have called for a real investigation into the attacks.

Why indeed?

Discussion on the BBC weblogs even before the show aired was heated and fascinating.

Right at the beginning a bunch of hush-hush statusquoers stopped by:

4. At 02:24 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Mark wrote:

The biggest conspiracy question is why those in Parliament who oversee BBC have allowed it to degenerate from a respected news organization to the lowest level of tabloid press trash possible. The 9-11 attacks a conspiracy staged by the US government? There’s only about fifty thousand reasons to not believe it. First there were the eyewitness accounts who saw the planes crash into the buildings. Then there were the eyewitness accounts of those on the plane which crashed in Pennsylvania, people who were on their cell phones to their relatives during the hijacking. And then there was Osama Bin Laden’s admission and gloating over the plot on videotape broadcast around the world. BBC should be emptied of its entire staff and actual journalists should be hired to replace them. The janitorial staff can stay.

There were at least ten more such vitriolic postings in this vein. Somehow it all reads like right-wing hack and Bush speechwriter David Frum to me (I lived in Toronto for awhile while Frum was writing for Conrad Black’s own wretched National Post so I became well-acquainted with Frum’s tone).

After reading through the comments carefully, it’s clear that there are media monitors out there in government offices, paid to slap down 9/11 discussion where it appears.

It’s a small thing but British spelling for organization should be organisation. An American really shouldn’t permit him/herself an opinion on BBC funding and organisation, as he makes no contribution to their budget.

There were also a few wacko comments about lizard people. I can’t make up my mind if they were made by the genuinely delusional or just more misinformation.

But later in the comments, cogent discussion took place. Intelligent consensus is this – that the 9/11 story just doesn’t make sense.

Here is a small time capsule of what people were thinking about 9/11 in the middle of February in 2007.

82. At 06:42 AM on 16 Feb 2007, Sandman wrote:

Arthur Schopenhauer stated, “Truth passes through three stages; first, it is ridiculed; next, it is violently opposed; and finally, it is self evident.”

The tipping point in regards to the 9/11 truth movement has risen to supernova status. We are in the second stage of of Schopenhauer’s prophetic quote.

Cognitive dissonance is a necessary element in the awakening of society at large. The BBC, even in the happenstance of a “hit piece,” has done its part. The advent of the internet with it’s unfiltered news has caused this conspiracy to be exposed in quick fashion. This would not happen in China today.

My son was born on that fateful day. I spent duty time at Ground Zero shortly thereafter(state police). I want him to know that I did my part in restoring the Republic that this great nation once was.

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, ” There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel,”

and

“Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.”

86. At 08:00 AM on 16 Feb 2007, Nick wrote:

It’s amazing how by blowing up a couple of buildings you can deceive the whole world into believing that the attacks were instigated by someone operating out of a cave in Afghanistan. Perfect excuse to have a bogus War On Terror. It’s like Hitler said the bigger the lie the more people will believe it! With any conspiracy ask yourself who benefits and also follow the money? Insider trading on 911 leads back to the CIA. Did anyone notice how they where blaming Osama before the second tower collapsed. This was a setup from the beginning. A psychological operation and the first great hoax of the 21st century! If you want proof the towers were demolished then just watch all the footage on that day. And the smoking gun is the time it took for the towers to fall which was at freefall speed, which requires explosives. And then there’s building 7 just suddenly collapsing later that day. The wealth of evidence contradicting the official version is simply overwhelming! Im sure this program will be an attempt by the BBC to confuse and muddy the waters like all good counter intelligence intends and to label those that question the official conspiracy theory (which it is) as paranoid conspiracy nutters who dare to break loose from the herd and question our media guided reality? I will not be expecting anything new or good on the BBC this Sunday! Wake up to the truth people.

87. At 08:56 AM on 16 Feb 2007, Erika wrote:

I come from a country that largely suffered from a completely fabricated image CNN and BBC most than others portrayed in order to justify bombings and murderings of civilian population and years of economic sanctions in which thousands perished from sickness and famine. At the time, it was incredible to us to watch what was being said about us and yet know that it is a complete bag of lies and fabrications. The question we asked was “WHY?”. After learning more about the NWO agenda which made me forcedly mature and open my eyes to exactly those “WHY?” there is no doubt in my mind and in my heart to who are the TRUE global terrorists. I don’t see why would killing a thousand people or so be an obstacle for earning billions out of a war alone. I just cant comprehend how can the rest of humanity refuse to acknowledge what is staring them right in the face. It is sickening but real and present and becoming more and more radical and more and more dangerous. We have to wake up.

88. At 08:58 AM on 16 Feb 2007, Smith wrote:

Ockham’s razor

I initially was sceptical about the 9/11 Conspiracy crowd. I thought to my self how would it be possible for the government to cover this up something this big, I thought about how many people would be needed to cover up and execute the plan…. Then I thought about how How Harry S. Truman kept the Manhattan project secret from the entire nation for years, and even from his Vice president. That involved a heck of a lot more people.

To believe the official 9/11 Story you have to believe that on 9/11 Four civilian aircraft evaded the most secure and complex air defense in the history of mankind. You have to believe that three steel and concrete buildings fell down primarily from fire on the same day when it has never happend even once before. You have to believe that all three buildings fell at almost free fall speed meeting little to know resistance from the support structures on the way down. You have to believe that the Secret Service failed in executing routine procedure in protecting the President by letting him sit in a school reading my pet goat knowing the nation was under attack. You have to believe that a War game about the World Trade Center getting attacked by hijacked civilian aircraft just coincidentally happened to be being practised on 9/11 leading to massive amounts of confusion about real world problems or exercises. You have to believe that It was fluke George W. Bush ok’d Invasion plans of Afghanistan on Sept. 10th one day before 9/11. You have to believe that the removal of authority for Generals to issue shoot down orders of hijacked civilian aircraft was taken away in August by coincidence. You have to believe that The President and Vice President were both accidentally removed from the Chain of command just long enough for the two trade center buildings and the Pentagon to be attacked. You have to Believe that building number 7 Containing the New York offices of the CIA and the Operational Emergency Command for New york isn’t suspicious. I could go on. These are things You can’t find suspicious if you are to believe the official story.

To believe in the “Conspiracy Theory” all you have to believe is that George Bush and a few Cronies with the help of a former CIA asset who just happens to belong to a family that was VERY close to the President, and perhaps less than 1,000 military or intellegence people executed an enhanced version of Operation Northwoods. To execute a plan to gain control of the Caspian Sea Natural Gas and Oil Reserves.

Ockham’s razor Says the “Conspiracy Theorists” Have it right.

At the end of the day, after reading much of the evidence on both sides over the course of years, I’m still asking myself a lot of questions. What brought the towers down and whether a plane or a missile flew into the Pentagon (plane – the plane or missile debate is a red herring to catch people out and discredit the insider theory) are the least important among them.

Anyway, here are some of my questions…

How could a guy in a cave in Afghanistan stand down NORAD?

Answer: he couldn’t.

What do I believe?

9/11 began as an Al-Queda initiative but that it was shepherded by the Dick Cheney and cohorts to success. Probably with Mossad support. Mossad seems to be a lot better at keeping secrets than either the KGB, the CIA or the FBI, so it would make sense to bring them in where possible and involve a minimum of loose-lipped American operatives.

Why do I believe this?

History is full of such false flag terror incidents. Hitler’s Reichstag fire. Standing down air defences at Pearl Harbour before the Japanese attack. The Gulf of Tonkin incident – on President Johnson’s watch. Operation Northwoods (against Cuba but not put into action). The Israeli attack on the USS Liberty with the support of President Johnson.

None of this is to mention the overt meddling involved in the Pinochet Coup, Nicaragua and the Iran-Contra incident.

American statecraft has a greater history of such false flag incidents than any nation I know of. The whole country was built on disenfranchising and dispossessing whole peoples (American Indians). When one reads the PNAC documents, one can see that the PNAC group desperately needed an incident like this to begin their campaign to rearrange the Middle East. If such an incident didn’t occur by accident, it would have to be created.

It’s up to you to decide for yourself whether this incident was fortuitous or artificially abetted.

The more modern history that one reads the more astonishing and sinister the world. Don’t click on or read the links above. Once you know who the game is played, you will are like Alice falling down the rabbit hole – but there’s no way back.

§ One Response to “BBC 2’s “The Conspiracy Files: 9/11” – A Time Capsule”

  • Bob says:

    The idiot’s cabal of “9/11 truthers” began empowering the Bushistas almost from the beginning. They bellowed, “A handful of muslims couldn’t pull it off.” They screamed, “The US air defenses were unbeatable!”

    Consequence, mighty U.S. military Invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

    No problem.

    What’s next? That the mighty, impregnable US establishment is allowing what’s going on in Afghanistan and Iraq to help cover up what they “got away with” on 9/11.

    Yeah, yeah…that’s the ticket.

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