a reply to: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
I like your refreshing
muse that the neocons
simply directed others to "make something happen" and I think something like this did actually occur. But we are faced with two opposites here:
one, the Official Conspiracy Theory in which they were in complete bumbling ignorance of the 9/11 plot -- and two, an absurdly evil level of awareness
in which the Bush Administration directly orders the death of 3,000 people. I do not subscribe to either of these.
It really is a quandary. To absolve the neocons of all awareness leaves major questions unanswered, such as why in June 2001 for the first time in
aviation history base commanders were stripped of direct authority to scramble jets for civilian aircraft; why all the drills; and why would the
Pentagon plane execute a complicated turn to strike the one section of the building that had recently been renovated to better withstand -- perhaps --
a plane? And how to resolve the bizarre testimony of Transportation Secretary Mineta on Cheney's terse response to the query "Ten miles out... Do
the orders still stand...?"
But then again to involve them with the whole operation is absurd, too. There are people capable of planning such a heinous crime out there. I am no
fan of theirs but by my own psychological "read" of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz they are NOT CAPABLE of signing off on 9/11 as it
Which is why I came up with an alternate scenario. It is described in this one page thread
, see the four "Hocus Locus" posts there... which I invite everyone
to take a gander and consider.
The idea is that the neocons were after their Pearl Harbor event as envisioned by PNAC, and they instructed others to "make it so". The 9/11 event
would consist of a single plane into the Pentagon. There would be minimal civilian casualties, targeting the reinforced and sparsely populated
section might not even penetrate the structure (they may have been told)... and it would be more than sufficient to let loose the dogs of war.
In order to accomplish this Pentagon attack they had to create a condition where there would be plausible reasons for failing to intercept the plane.
Diverting fighters cross-country, having multiple drills running, and the change in scramble policy were steps they took to ensure that the Pearl
Harbor event would succeed.
So on the morning of 9/11 they had prepared for the Pentagon-only hit, which was supposed to be a complete surprise.
But unknown to them, others had fleshed out the operation to become the event we all witnessed on that day. And as the neocons are counting down the
minutes, their anxious fidgeting is interrupted as others tune into television news from New York. The Real Planners of 9/11 hit Manhattan first.
Imagine the shock of betrayal and horror they would be feeling as they watched the North Tower burn ~50 minutes before
their own Pearl Harbor
event. The Real Planners no doubt would be in possession of evidence that would prove complicity, and who would ever believe them if they admitted
foreknowledge of the Pentagon attack but claimed no knowledge of the planes that struck the towers?
Deeply screwed, their souls bought and paid for. These neocons had confidently been playing the stormcrow with a series of prescient remarks leading
up to 9/11. They were each prepared to seize the day and had it all planned out in their heads. When a pure-military target is hit commanders are
expected to react publicly in anger. But those mental speeches of fiery indignation were now uncomfortable and inappropriate
in light of this
Therefore under this scenario it is easy for me to imagine Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz acting out of character on that day as they did: mumbling,
confused and listless. Rumsfeld even out of touch with his own staff for a time.
If he making a phone call... who answered?
Under this scenario, which I believe is what happened, every action of the Bush Administration regarding the Middle East since then has been directed
by the Real Planners of 9/11 under threat of blackmail. A puppet regime.
And who is the architect of the innermost layer, who enhanced their Pearl Harbor operation to include the Towers? Perhaps... a State Actor who would
greatly benefit from US military intervention.