I was at the gym a few days ago, and grabbed a copy of Vanity Fair to peruse while mastering some stairs. In it, I read a brief article about an incendiary documentary called Loose Change, which purported to connect all the dots to prove that 9/11 was orchestrated and caused by those who have the most to profit (with opportunity and motive) from such a disaster, namely the current administration.
Because I love me a good conspiracy theory, I checked it out today (you can watch the documentary online here.) I must say, I was persuaded more than I had cared to be. The interviews with the NYFD crew were heart-wrenching, and described multiple explosions going off in the buildings after the planes hit.
Why was W's brother (Marvin, not Jeb) in charge of security and insurance on the WTC? Why were bomb-sniffing dogs removed from the scene the week before the collapse and lots of drills with people evacuated the week before (an opportunity to plant explosives)? Why is there no trace of any airplane or airplane-like explosion at the Pentagon? Why was a disaster "like Pearl Harbor" touted by people like Dick Cheney as a necessary catalyst for justifying removing Saddam . . . years before 9/11? Why were so many investors gambling that airline stock would decrease right before 9/11? Why did the buildings collapse (video footage shows flashes of explosions, like a planned demolition). And et cetera.
There is a lot there, I am still digesting it.
Now if you read this blog, I am asking you to comment. If you never comment, or rarely comment, or even if you comment sometimes. For this post, I need your help. I need your feedback. Seriously.
Assuming, arguendo,* that the current White House administration conspired to stage an attack on the WTC, killing thousands of our citizens, in order to to justify (however lamely) initiating military action in the Middle East, inflaming hatred and killing thousands of others and more of our own, what is the appropriate response of our citizenry?
I'm not saying this theory is true just because I tend to believe it. But even if you don't believe it after watching the video, I need to know (humor me and suspend your disbelief for a few moments) ~ what would be the acceptable, right thing to do, for us to do if it were true? What would you be prepared to do, personally, if this were the case?
*Hey, I spent $80,000 on an education that entitles me to use Latin. Was that worth it, you ask? Res ipsa loquitur, my bitches . . . Please answer my questions if you can because I am seriously having a crisis of faith, of will.