Hi. as Joey would say, How YOU Doin’?
The fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack/terror bombing/excuse for ejecting baseball fans for not singing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch has passed. I dutifully sat out posting on 9/11 for the 24 hours that it was on non-stop news. Now, I present links for Two videos for your bemusement. I’m assuming that, like me, you are a Conspiracy Theorist, a handy phrase the CIA used to great effect after the Warren Commission‘s terribly botched analysis of the murder of JFK prompted journalists to collectively say “WTF?” and launch their own investigations.
The first video is easy to understand, and it’s the shorter of the two. It’s an analysis of the financial transactions that went on in the weeks before and immediately after 9/11. I think it’s worth watching because nobody was ever questioned about how all those people with Deep State connections called the right day and time to short some stocks and go long on others. It might get your blood pressure going a bit, but it’s not necessarily news to anyone. The information it bequeaths has been hidden in plain sight for a decade and a half, and the Empire has been able to spin enough new outrages to make you forget about these old ones. The title is 9/11 Trillions: Follow the money.
The other one is more comprehensive and involves you giving up a bigger share of your sweet time (over three hours). Its length is excusable because it covers a lot of ground–it starts with the assassination of JFK and ends with the manipulation of 9/11 evidence. JFK to 9/11 Everything is a Rich Man’s Game starts by going over some of the ground covered in David Talbot’s amazing book The Devil’s Chessboard, now in paperback (which I mentioned on this blog a few weeks ago). The video takes a bunch of interesting turns, and I would dispute it on some points. The documentary goes into detail about Skull and Bones and the conspiracies around it. And some of its historical conclusions about the roots of WWII are going to be tough going for many. I remember how shocked I was when I was a teenager studying the War on the Eastern Front when I read that the trucks for a German transport platoon was all made by Ford, for example–if you don’t already know this, these sorts of facts are a slap in the face. But the documentary revelation I wasn’t ready for was the idea of where the conspiracy theories come from. The author, Historian Francis Richard Conolly, puts forward the very interesting (and obvious) theory that the conspiracy ‘theories’ for 9/11 and the JFK assassination come from the agencies that took part in the conspiracies in the first place. You have to go through an exhaustive volume of history to get there, but once there it makes sense. If the CIA and the FBI have had an active media arm for several generations, then it makes sense that they would try to involve themselves in the conspiracy promotion business. Conolly cites the Loose Change documentary as one of the movies graced with government money. Telling you more of this out of context would be confusing, but you get the idea.
Again, I leave it to you to watch and decide. But if you want to leave yourself with the best questions, check out the second documentary first.
Then you’ll know ‘how I’m doin’.