President Bush Says 9/11 Mastermind Talked of Putting Explosives High In Buildings
Is there no end to these conspiracy theories? The latest allegation involves Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. That's right: Now there's talk of a second stingray. See, it doesn't have to be super-serious all the time.
There is even a category of 9/11 evidence that I follow without taking too seriously. It involves things that President Bush says, and the obvious reason not to put too much stock in them, is that he doesn't know what's coming out of his mouth from one moment to the next either. Of course, that's sometimes when the truth accidentally slips out, so I do pay attention. For example, it was interesting when he finally said that Saddam had "nothing" to do with 9/11. This was after a reporter had badgered him a little and he just blurted it out. It's sort of comical really: Every now and then the President slips up and says something that is true.
The conspiracy buffs like to point to a couple of times when President Bush seems to be saying he watched the first plane hit the Towers live on TV. That would be huge, but I just don't run with that, except to say, "Hmm" and file it away with the other billion details of this case. Then I go read a little more about the science - about the behavior of buildings when they pancake as compared to when they are blown up. Many in the 9/11 crowd are convinced that this is indisputable proof of explosives. They claim that no building drops in virtual free-fall with the main supports still intact. It can't happen. They are so adamant about it that they believe the government is going to have to go with a secondary explanation soon - one that involves the terrorists also planting explosives there that morning. I'm just relaying what they believe.
With this in mind, you have to admit it was quite noteworthy when President Bush commented on the so-called 9/11 mastermind at the White House's pro-torture press conference Friday. The President was talking about things we've learned from torturing people and one was pretty damn interesting. Here's part of the transcript: "For example, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed described the design of planned attacks of buildings inside the U.S. and how operatives were directed to carry them out. That is valuable information for those of us who have the responsibility to protect the American people. He told us the operatives had been instructed to ensure that the explosives went off at a high -- a point that was high enough to prevent people trapped above from escaping." Wow, the suspected mastermind behind 9/11 talking about planting explosives in buildings? And President Bush just happens to mention that at a big press conference? Why, it's almost as if he's laying a defense that the 9/11 Towers were also bombed by the terrorists, for when the official story comes apart, isn't it? By the way: There's little doubt about what's happening to the official story. It's both pancaking AND being demolioshed, so stay tuned. This is all happening pretty quickly. Some of our "journalists" in mainstream media have even taken a look. Me? I find the President's words very interesting, but I'm not putting too much faith in them. Frankly, I'm just surprised when he gets out a complete sentence.