[FoRK] Re: Tin-foil hat THIS!
<albert.scherbinsky at rogers.com> on
Thu May 3 03:34:45 PDT 2007
The pendulum swings widely. At a recent gig/job my
boss was in the 911 conspiracy camp and I being
against the war in Iraq(but for Afghanistan) from the
beginning but not being able to keep my mouth shut was
in the uncomfortable position of disagreeing.
Ineptitude in power is often indistinguishable from
The gig/job immediately previous to that my boss was a
war hawk and really an "I told you so" is very much in
order from me to him.
The following quote from Ray McGovern is so true for
everyone who works in an office not just the CIA:
"As we had learned early in our careers, if you
consistently tell it like it is, you are certain to
make enemies. Those enjoying universal popularity are
ipso facto suspect of perfecting the political art of
compromise - shading this and shaving that."
--- Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> On May 1, 2007, at 3:09 PM, Corinna wrote:
> >> Not that calling it right's that big a
> demonstration of
> >> prescience, etc. The plot's so obvious on this
> one that the
> >> bigger question is --- how in the world did we
> get four years
> >> further in w/o this being the common, accepted
> scenario? And why
> >> is this asshole still in office?
> > At what point does one of the 9/11 conspiracy
> theories start
> > looking plausible?
> So you've put me in the awkward position of
> defending Cheney... hmm,
> well, there's a first for everything. ;-)
> I still maintain that arrogance, ineptitude,
> ham-handed manipulation
> of some of the principals (Taliban) by Energy Task
> Force members and
> so forth collectively constitute a more plausible
> scenario than
> active willful involvement. I.e., I'm willing to
> believe that these
> guys are totally blinded by ego and ambition --- but
> that their
> motives are still, at least in their own minds,
> motivated by what
> they think of as "good." I find it hard to imagine
> them actually
> being knowingly involved in the 9/11 attacks, either
> involvement in the operation or even through having
> certain detailed
> knowledge about the operation ahead of time but
> failing to act.
> Nonetheless, there's no way to slice it but this:
> these are *bad*
> and *dangerous* people.
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