Thursday, September 15, 2005

9/11 REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Goodie gum drops. The government has restored cuts to the 9/11 Commission report. Of course, all the Saudi stuff is still censored just like we won't get to see all the papers President Hu of China forced Bush to sign yesterday. This sort of stuff is verboten to us mere bill payers. Best we not know what we owe, eh?

Anyway, here it is, From the NYT:
l follows the basic outline of what was already known about aviation failings, namely that the F.A.A. had ample reason to suspect that Al Qaeda might try to hijack a plane yet did little to deter it. But it also adds significant details about the nature and specificity of aviation warnings over the years, security lapses by the government and the airlines, and turf battles between federal agencies.

Federal Aviation Administration officials were also warned in 2001 in a report prepared for the agency that airport screeners' ability to detect possible weapons had "declined significantly" in recent years, but little was done to remedy the problem, the Sept. 11 commission found.

The White House and many members of the commission, which has completed its official work, have been battling for more than a year over the release of the commission's report on aviation failures, which was completed in August 2004.

A heavily redacted version was released by the Bush administration in January, but commission members complained that the deleted material contained information critical to the public's understanding of what went wrong on Sept. 11. In response, the administration prepared a new public version of the report, which was posted Tuesday on the National Archives Web site.

While the new version still blacks out numerous references to particular shortcomings in aviation security, it restores dozens of other portions of the report that the administration had considered too sensitive for public release.

The newly disclosed material follows the basic outline of what was already known about aviation failings, namely that the F.A.A. had ample reason to suspect that Al Qaeda might try to hijack a plane yet did little to deter it. But it also adds significant details about the nature and specificity of aviation warnings over the years, security lapses by the government and the airlines, and turf battles between federal agencies.
OK. Now, everyone, let's review what happened on 9/11.

Bush and his buddies took over America. They then went on an extended party/vacation/tax cut spree during which they could have read these reports and done something. There was the report drawn up by Gary Hart, for example, about airline security. Clinton was attacked by a man in a plane in DC, even.

The Pentagon had done an exercise pretending a jet was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon.

Then when 9/11 rolled around, the Pentagon snoozed, Bush boozed and people died. The FAA claimed they were confused. And people died. And all agreed that no one would ever had guess the jets would be used as weapons.

Well, they were lying on 9/11 and are lying today and will lie forever. Even as stark evidence that a crime was committed, Bush rolls onwards, killing Americans with careless abandon.

How many tens of thousands must die before we arrest this lunatic who used to amuse himself blowing up frogs? 20,000? 50,000? 100,000,000? We are so very lucky the Chinese want our country intact and not radioactive. God bless America.

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