Friday, October 7, 2011

The Dangers of Trutherism

The "dangers of trutherism"? Yes, it certainly would be dangerous to actually look into what happened on 9/11 when nearly 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered. And in case you are under the impression that we have looked into it sufficiently, here's what some insiders have had to say:

John Farmer, senior counsel to the Commission, said "what government and military officials had told Congress, the Commission, the media, and the public about who knew what when — was almost entirely, and inexplicably, untrue.... At some level of the government, at some point in time … there was a decision not to tell the truth about what happened."

Thomas Kean, the head of the 9/11 Commission, concurred: "We to this day don’t know why NORAD told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth."

The two co-chairs of the Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, believe that the government established the Commission in a way that ensured that it would fail.

Senator Max Cleland, a Commission member who ultimately resigned, said, "If this decision stands [to limit 9/11 Commission access to White House documents], I, as a member of the
commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised." He also called the commission "a national scandal" and said "one of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up."

One of the 9/11 widows called the Commission's work, "an utterly hollow report." Another widow guessed that about 30% of the families' questions had been answered.

Philip Shenon, a New York Times reporter who wrote a history of the 9/11 investigation said, "If the full truth is ever told about September 11, 2001, it will be the doing of the 9/11 families. It has not been told yet."

So the story has not be told yet. And The Nation has the nerve to try to discredit anyone who thinks that this is unacceptable? The "dangers of trutherism"? I don't think that's where the real danger lies and the bizarre twisting of the word "truth" itself is disturbing and sad.

Response posted in October 2011 to this Mother Jones article:
Mother Jones

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