By Craig McKee
A buddy of mine told me the other day that he could never believe that 9/11 was an inside job because it would be impossible to keep a secret that big.
I think this is how a lot of people feel. They might be able to accept that criminal elements in government could be ruthless enough to try it, but they just can’t believe they could keep it quiet.
But they haven’t kept it quiet – not really. If they had, we’d all be forcefully standing by the official 9/11 story. We’d all believe the myth that Muslim terrorists were behind the whole thing. But there are so many gaping holes in the government’s version of what happened that many don’t believe this.
The day of terror that was Sept. 11, 2001 is more controversial now and more unresolved than ever. True, the majority of people buy the absurd claims of the U.S. government and the complicit media, but I believe that’s because of one of these reasons:
- they haven’t looked closely at the evidence
- they have a political bias in favour of American foreign policy
- they have swallowed the simplistic idea that “conspiracy theorists” are all paranoid kooks
- they don’t think an American government could do anything so evil
- they don’t believe it could be kept secret
These are all understandable reasons. I don’t agree with them, but I can understand where they would come from. I realize a sixth reason could be that their close and intelligent examination of the evidence leads them to believe in the “bin Laden” scenario is correct. I just can’t accept this one because I feel that anyone who is unbiased and has no preconceived ideas will have a hard time defending the official version based on facts.
In my last post, I reported that the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed an elaborate plan in 1962 to kill American citizens and to launch terrorist attacks on numerous American targets.
The plan, Operation Northwoods, was intended to enrage the American people so they would enthusiastically endorse an invasion and long-term occupation of Cuba. Castro would be out, and a new American puppet would be in. (Please refer to my last post: “Can’t believe U.S. would unleash terror on its own citizens? They already tried” for details.
And, if the plan were carried out properly, no one would know. History would record that a ruthless and power-mad Cuban dictator had launched an unprecedented campaign of death against the freedom-loving American people and against their government. Flags would wave, outrage would flow.
This plan would have impressed George Orwell. Come to think of it, it would have impressed Adolf Hitler. Hitler and the Nazis fooled people by burning down the Reichstag building (German parliament) in 1933 and blaming it on the Communists. This allowed them to begin a process of eliminating freedoms and strengthening their grip on power.
And we know how much support the Nazis received from American corporations during WW2. Some will argue that they could not have killed nearly as many people, or come so close to victory, without the help of American companies.
So which of the reasons to believe the official 9/11 story could be affected by what we now know about Operation Northwoods?
Well, the military leadership of the world’s greatest superpower believed that a massive plan involving hundreds of people to fake attacks against American targets and to kill Americans for real could succeed. They didn’t feel that the sheer size of the plan would be a problem. If this could work then, why not on 9/11?
We also know for a fact that the generals didn’t have any moral qualms about carrying out this set of atrocities. And we know that they believed that the plan could succeed without anyone spilling the beans.
People naively think that one person giving away the secret will put them on every front page of every newspaper and on every evening newscast in America. We know that’s not true. Many people have witnessed things that can’t fit with the 9/11 story, but how much do we hear from them?
Lifelong CIA operative Howard Hunt admitted being part of a government plot to kill Kennedy. He implicated Lyndon Johnson. It’s on tape. You can listen to it on You Tube. But where was that reported?
The fact is that many hundreds of thousands of people know 9/11 wasn’t the work of Osama bin Laden. But that didn’t stop the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan from taking place. And it didn’t stop the passing of the Patriot Act or the Homeland Security Act.
The Northwoods plan would obviously have been very complicated and would have involved hundreds of people. Had John Kennedy allowed it to go forward, it would have been one of the most massive deceptions in history.
But the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously believed it would work and that they could trick the world into blaming Fidel Castro for attacking American targets. At the time, there was a Kennedy to say no. In 2001 there was George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld.
Which of those would say no?