Thursday, December 07, 2006

If I had a little brother

This has to be one of the funniest things I have seen in a while. So glad the kid had a helmet.

by Robster @ 12/07/2006 05:02:00 PM PERMALink

Monday, December 04, 2006

New 9/11 Pentagon footage

New footage of the impact of Flight 77 with the Pentagon on 9/11/01 has been released.

Of course, it was met with great fanfare from the conspiracry theory groups, claiming that there was no plane. One of the biggest problems is that eyewitnesses, ignored or misquoted by conspiracy theorists (including a friend of mine) saw a plane hit the pentagon that morning. It was a commercial airliner. The conspiracy could either be a massive, international, intercontinental, tangled web or a confederacy of dunces in DC fucked up and a bunch of terrorists pulled off an attack because of lax airport security and dumb luck.

Why keep the films out of the public realm for so long? Why let out the least visually useful ones first?

They witheld them so they wouldn't end up on Qaeda recruiting films. The thought that a handful of goons from Nowhere, Saudi Arabia could strike the heart of the most powerful nation's military is bad enough. Video would have been a major propaganda coup. Letting it out years after the fact, insignificant piece by piece, reduces the impact. A simple explanation, needing no massive hidden plot.

They could actually be investigating CACI, Titan, Blackwater, etc., but they chase a plane that crashed five years ago, and people saw it happen. Go looking for the real scandals and conspiracies. Like why our emergency forces don't have radios that can talk to each other. Why sky marshals have to wear suits and sit in certain seats. Why a bottle of mouthwash is an international threat. Who hasn't protected out ports for the last decade.

If you think you are a threat the the government by pushing conspiracy theories, you are deluded. The real threat is if you look into the real corruption and failures.

by Robster @ 12/04/2006 10:29:00 PM PERMALink