Wednesday, September 26, 2007

America's 911 Black Hole

On Tuesday I posted about the refusal of this society to acknowledge the reasons why we were attacked on 911, which has lead you to “go along with” the bogus War on Terror, if not downright cheer it on (and thereby contribute to the public conflation of Iraq and 911). Well, here’s a shocking item from this morning’s wire services: “The Defense Department has censored an audiotape of the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks speaking at a military hearing — cutting out Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s explanation for why Islamic militants waged jihad against the United States. After months of debate (my italics) by several federal agencies, the department released the tape Thursday. Cut from it were 10 minutes of the more than 40-minute closed court session at Guantanamo Bay to determine whether Mohammed should be declared an “enemy combatant” ….. Officials from the CIA, FBI, State Department and others listened to the tape and feared it could be copied and edited by other militants for use as propaganda, officials said. “It was determined that the release of this portion of the spoken words of Khalid Sheik Mohammed would enable enemies of the United States to use it in a way to recruit or encourage future terrorists or terrorists activities,” said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.

Note how release of the ten minutes would also inject critical information into the public policy debate and erode the rationale for the War on Terror. This is also being done to propagandize the American public, to continue YOUR brainwashing by withholding critical facts. I am trying to track down the transcript of the ten minutes, if it is even public. If you can get a hold of it first, post it and send it and your link to me so I can post it here.

I am hereby establishing The Florida Anti-Terror Project (provisional name) to work to stop the phoney War on Terror in Florida. We will pull together the relevant research, meet with editorial boards, hold meetings with our Congressional delegation, you know the bit. We need to inject this overall issue into the Florida Primary. If you get a chance, you need to ask the presidential candidates a very simple question: “Why did Al Qaeda attack us on 911?” You’ll get bullshit (except from Kucinich), but we can examine the nuances, the subtext of their responses for clues on their approach to terror.

I’ll serve as coordinator for now. If this is an issue that you feel strongly about, comment or email me. I’ll be establishing the project site shortly. Stay tuned. Day 12. Things are starting to congeal here.

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