Sunday Talk Show
Instead of watching the corporate glipity glop and the brain braking shaping,
The 9/11 Commission Report:
Omissions and Distortions
Professor David Ray Griffin
"Hypocrisy With Regard To The Sanctity Of Life Has Long Been a Feature Of Official U.S. Rhetoric".
This was broadcast on C-Span 2 - Thursday, April 28, 2005 and took place at the University of Wisconsin in Madison
Professor Griffin covers topics he says have been inadequately answered by the Commission Report. David Ray Griffin is professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology, where he taught for over 30 years (retiring in 2004). He has authored or edited over two dozen books, including "God and Religion in the Postmodern World," "Religion and Scientific Naturalism," and "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11."
Professor Griffin argues that "omissions and distortions" in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.
These include questions surrounding the attack on the Pentagon, the way in which the World Trade Center towers collapsed, and the behavior of President Bush and his Secret Service detail following notification that a second plane had hit the WTC.
The talk was hosted by the Muslim- Jewish- Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth http://www.mujca.com/.
And then there is this story:
SELECT PANEL ISSUES FINAL REPORT ON THE MURDERS
AT THE 1100 BLOCK OF 9TH STREET AND AT FIVE POINTS
By Micheal Velli
Almost three years after that fateful night, the panel investigating the duel murders at 9th street and at Five Points has released the results of its work. Mayor Twig initially opposed the creation of the Panel, refused to fully cooperate with it, and then used a party Alderman to unsuccessfully block the extension that the Panel said it needed to complete its work.
In accepting the report, the Mayor said, “this is real good work and my administration is going to study it carefully”. The Mayor and the Alderman then left town for their previously scheduled summer holiday, pledging to do “all they could” in the “fight against crime.”
Most City leaders have given the report high marks and say it is an important step to making our streets safe. “We are safer, but we are not safe,” said Alderman Ray Wright.
For those few who do not know the details of the murders, a group of real estate brokers and speculators were all killed as they crossed the intersection at the 1100 block of 9th Street by a speeding bus. The bus was later found in pieces at the bottom of the Bay River. All of the riders on the bus were apparently lost in the river’s currents. The presumed hijacker, although never found, is believed to be part of the infamous Al Kaniski gang, a group of Polish dissidents who say that their houses and homes are being stolen by a group of real estate developers who want to take over their land. Although the leader of the group, Mr. Oliver Ben Loften, said he was not responsible for the act, he did say in a taped message from his hideout that he was glad that they were dead and that it was proof that there is a God after all. The business card of one of Mr. Loften’s alleged associates was found in the river that night thereby prompting police to focus their attention on Mr. Loften.
The murder at Five Points that night occurred some two hours after the homicides on 9th Street. Although the City Dispatcher was informed of the bus hijacking on 9th street at 8:05, the metro director was not notified until 9:30. At Five Points, another bus apparently rammed into the Five Points Lounge, a well-known hangout for gun traders and other criminals. The bus rammed into the bar with such speed and force that the bus and all its inhabitants were completely consumed in the fire. Not a shoe or a belt buckle was found. The bus seemingly disappeared without a trace. To compound the mystery, some eye-witnesses say they saw a speeding pick-up truck with a blue camper headed down Arlington Street toward the Five Points Bar.
Although there was no evidence at the scene that the two events were connected, police have assumed that Mr. Ben Loften’s group was also responsible. Mayor Twig, who was out of town that night at a sexual abstinence convention, vowed to get Mr. Loften “come hell or high water.”
According to the newly released report, neither incident could have been stopped by the police or metro authorities. In an exhaustive review, the Panel studied the design of the street, the width of the street, the brightness of the reflectors in the crosswalk, the pedestrian walk-don’t walk signs, the lamppost nearby, and they even interviewed the contractor that poured the original concrete in the sidewalk. The report goes into detail (some 900 pages) about the need for sweeping new powers for the Police Chief and new police rules of engagement that will grant officers the right to stop and question anyone suspicious or of Polish decent. The report also places blame on street designers who had been warned that the intersection was dangerous. It concludes that significant changes in street design and pedestrian cross-walk technology must be employed now to stop the future loss of life.
The Report also calls for a doubling of police patrol cars and an increase in the budget for both the metro security authority and the newly created Department of Cityland Security (DCS). All bus riders will soon be subjected to full cavity searches to insure safety.
Last spring, Mayor Twig preemptively cordoned off the Irish section of town as a warning to all who would question the resolve of his administration or the essential goodness of the City.
In a speech to the Greater Chamber of Commerce last week, Mayor Twig told an exuberant crowd, “Foreigners hate our Freedom and I will not stand by and allow them to tell our Real Estate Community where they can and cannot develop.”
As of this writing, Mr. Loften has not been taken into custody and the murders of that day, although seemingly solved, remain a mystery.