April 14, 2006
editor and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue, has slipped into warp drive.
He believes you and I—those who believe the government was complicit or
behind the attacks of nine eleven—are "fruitcakes, lemmings and scam
artists." I’m not sure why Thompson has become so enraged at those of
us who don’t buy the official version (a fairy tale) and why he assumes
we are either crazed tinfoil hatters or snake oil salesmen looking for
a quick buck (and believe me, if you’re interested in making a quick
buck, you’d have more luck going door-to-door as a hawker of Amway
products). His venom leads me to believe something is going on behind
the scenes. I find it remarkably strange that Thompson believes his
government is capable of setting up a police state, while on the other
is unable to grasp the idea that very same government would kill its
own citizens, as it has slaughtered thousands and thousands of Iraqis
(and millions of Asians before the latest round of serial murder).
Let’s take a look at Thompson’s latest "rant" (as he dubs his column):
who buy into such nutcase causes dishonor the memory of every man,
woman and child who died on that horrible day. Even worse, they become
willing pawns for the quick-buck scammers who use such events to line
their own pockets."
No, Doug, you dishonor them with your
inability to think beyond the official, government sanctioned version—a
mostly flat wave version that would have never emerged if the families
of the victims—in particular, the "Jersey Girls," Kristin Breitweiser,
Patty Casazza, Lorie Van Auken, and Mindy Kleinberg—had not leaned on
the Bushites. Is Lorie Van Auken a fruitcake? "At first, we widows
didn’t want to be seen with conspiracy people. But they kept showing
up. They cared more than those supposedly doing the investigating. If
you ask me, they’re just Americans, looking for the truth, which is
supposed to be our right," Van Auken told New York Magazine.
But then maybe Ms. Van Auken is a scam artist like the rest of us
determined to get at the truth—dedicated lemmings going over the edge.
Dare I say, Doug, you dishonor "the memory of every man, woman and
child who died on that horrible day" with your inability to consider
the common sense fact nineteen Arab hijackers were unable to violate
the laws of physics on nine eleven?
"You all too often find
these wackos on web sites that also promote anti-Semitism and hate—the
ones that claim the Holocaust didn’t happen and blame everything bad
that happens on some vast 'Zionist’ conspiracy."
face it—Doug Thompson is a neocon, or at least he comes off sounding
like one, regardless of his previous and admirable rants against the
squashing of the Constitution and the emergent police state. Doug,
check out the Scholars for 9/11 Truth, all respected professionals, and
not an anti-Semite among them. Not all skeptics believe nine eleven was
a "Zionist" conspiracy and it is remarkably unfair, even illogical and
desperate, for you to claim such a thing. It’s a bankrupt accusation
and really doesn’t stick anymore. You may want to consult your new
friends, the neocons, for more effective talking points.
out the web sites that promote the various, and ridiculous conspiracy
theories surrounding 9/11 and you will find that just about all of them
ask for money. The same is true for the so-called 'news’ sites that
support these outlandish conspiracy fantasies."
Capitol Hill Blue is teeming with banner ads for corporate interest
such as Verizon, the Dish Network, Best Western, TiVo, and others. I
bet you put those up for free. Let’s face it, Doug. It costs money to
run a website. Some of us write about other things besides nine eleven
and as journalists we’d like to get paid for it. I have a donation
button on my blog. I’d like to write political commentary and get paid
for it like the hacks over at the Washington Post and the New York
Times. I don’t consider myself a scam artist for putting up a donation
button. I wonder how much of that lucrative banner income works its way
to your bank account, Mr. Thompson.
"All link to the same,
discredited "sources" for their claims. All claim to have "evidence"
that is nothing but flights of fancy. All, in my opinion, are scams.
I’ve spent weeks searching through these web sites and read all the
links to so-called "evidence" and I have yet to find one, single, shred
of verifiable information that provides any proof that our government
planned or executed the attacks."
And Lee Harvey Oswald killed
JFK all on his lonesome. You’re really showing your ignorance here,
Doug. Of course there is no direct evidence the government was
complicit in nine eleven. It doesn’t work that way. Speaking of JFK,
maybe you saw Oliver Stone’s film on the assassination. If you did, you
may remember David Ferrie, played by Joe Pesci, telling Jim Garrison:
"Who did the president, who killed Kennedy, f— man! It’s a mystery!
It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma! The f—in’ shooters
don’t even know! Don’t you get it?" Doug, you don’t get it. Governments
cover up their tracks and shift blame on patsies. I’d suggest you do a
bit of history reading. Begin with Nicco Machiavelli. After you read
Nicco, search for Operation Northwoods via Google.
government failed on many levels to respond to information that might
have prevented the attacks but incompetence does not prove a
conspiracy. America has a long, tainted history of getting caught with
its pants down."
A couple weeks ago, after I wrote about
Thompson’s first column dissing nine eleven truth seekers, I received
an email assuring me that Thompson is a Republican. Indeed, he thinks
and writes like a Republican—and a Democrat, since there ain’t a lick
of difference betwixt the two. It wasn’t incompetence that made NORAD
stand down or the towers collapse like a textbook demolition.
Incompetence didn’t "pull" Building Seven. Incompetence didn’t make
airline wreckage (including titanium) at the Pentagon vaporize in thin
air while bodies were supposedly left intact enough to get DNA from. It
didn’t make Flight 93 disappear in a ten foot hole in Pennsylvania.
jury in Alexandria, Virginia, this week heard the cockpit voice tapes
of United Flight 93, a hijacked airliner bound for the U.S. Capitol in
Washington. The actions of passengers who knew they were going to die
prevented the plane from reaching its destination. The passengers of
Flight 93 are some of the true heroes of September 11."
is it inconceivable these tapes are forgeries, same as the cell phone
calls made at 25,000 feet inside an airliner going 500 miles per hour?
At the time, it was technically impossible to place a cell phone
call—and these were said to be cell phone calls—from a speeding
aircraft at that altitude. AT&T admits as much and calls the ten
cell phone supposedly made from Flight 93 a "fluke" (more like a
miracle). According to American Airline and Qualcomm, the technology
for cell phone transmission at high altitude was first available this
year, not 2001. How do you explain these cell phone calls? I have a few
ideas, but you’d probably call me a nutcase, a fruitcake, a lemming and
a scam artist.
"In another month, a film about Flight 93
opens around the country. It will serve as a painful reminder of what
really happened on that day—a true story far different from the pitiful
conspiracy theories advanced by those who wish the milk the tragedy for
their own benefit."
Actually, it makes perfect sense for
Hollywood to make a version of the fairy tale you believe as gospel
truth. Meanwhile, those of us worried about the future of America will
"milk the tragedy" for our "own benefit" while the stockholders at
whatever movie corporation producing this Brothers Grimm fantasy will
"Later this year, Oliver Stone, the top
conspiracy-theorist in this country, releases his own film on the World
Trade Center. But Stone, who could find a conspiracy in the rising of
the sun, could not find one from that fateful day and his film will be,
instead, a tribute to the first responders."
Ah, Oliver Stone.
I figured we’d get around to him. Most Americans believe there was a
conspiracy behind the assassination of JFK, a fact well portrayed in
Stone’s film. I don’t recall Stone finding conspiracies "in the rising
of the sun" or elsewhere. As for those first responders Stone will make
his latest film about, a few of them have problems with the official
version you embrace so adamantly. For instance, Louie Cacchioli, one of
the first firefighters to enter the South Tower, reported hearing
explosions. "On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there were
bombs set in the building," he said. In fact, FDNY fire fighters are
under a gag order to not discuss the explosions they heard, felt and
saw. But don’t worry, Doug. I don’t think Stone will include their
stories in his "tribute" (and of course, unlike us scam artists, he
will not make a cent off this epic).
"Those who prey on fear
and paranoia to promote their kooky conspiracy theories dishonor those
passengers on Flight 93. They dishonor the innocent victims who died on
that day and the first responders who lost their lives trying to save
those victims…. And they dishonor America."
Few of us are
preying "on fear and paranoia" to promote "kooky conspiracy theories,"
unless you consider physics kooky science (jet fuel cannot melt
steel—although it does in Bushzarro world, where Doug Thompson lives, a
realm where the world is flat and cell phones work miles above cell
phone towers). All we want is the truth, Doug—and what you and the
Bushites are doling out is certainly not the truth. Dare I say, you
should be ashamed of yourself for not only buying into the official
fairy tale but dissing those of us out here asking questions as
self-serving flim-flam artists.
Since we will not shut up
and go away until we get the truth, I suggest you turn your attention
to other subjects over at Capitol Hill Blue, subjects not likely to
offend Verizon and Best Western.