Bush is trying to set up OpEdNews as a “terrorist recruiter.”
by Ed Martin
Barbara Peterson’s Nov. 14 article points out how Bush’s Homeland Security is trying to make the case that web sites that publish articles questioning the events of 9/11 are terrorist recruiters. Given Bush’s recourse to calling everyone who doesn’t agree with him a terrorist and combined with his executive order confiscating all the worldly goods of anyone who disagrees with him, Barbara Peterson’s article didn’t get the attention it deserves.
The sinister effect of what Bush is doing is that Barbara’s article, this article, and others here on OpEdNews that question the motives of the Bush administration and the events of 9/11 can be determined to be “terrorist recruiters.”
I’m quoting and paraphrasing from Barbara’s article, but it is well worth repeating. Here’s the part from her article that makes the connection:
At a Homeland Security sub-committee hearing on terrorism risk assessment where the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth website is presented along with Taliban recruitment sites, training manuals and bomb making techniques, Representative Jane Harmon asked Bruce Hoffman, Chairman of the Rand Corporation in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency, “So this movement develops them into violent killers?” Hoffman stated that, “falsehoods and conspiracy theorists have become so ubiquitous and believed that you almost have some sort of parallel truth, and it has become a very effective tool for recruiting people.”
Barbara points out that Hoffman is talking about A & E for Truth, calling them conspiracy theorists and equating them with the recruiting sites of the Taliban.
If that were true, which it isn’t, Bush could determine that that is an act undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq.
Now, here’s the scary part that ties it all together.
Bush’s Executive Order of July 17, 2007, stripped down to its meaning:
“All property and interests in property of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn or otherwise dealt in, detemined by the Secretary of the Treasury, to pose a significant risk of committing an act undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq.”
Does questioning what happened on 9/11 pose a risk of undermining efforts in Iraq? That’s not for us to determine, that’s strictly up to Bush and his Treasury Secretary. We have no say in the matter, but if Bush takes it into his head that we might, could, maybe, possibly pose a risk, we lose everything we have. All we have to do is ask, “Is that the way it happened?”
Notice the lack of subtlety used by lumping professional architects and engineers in with Taliban terrorists. Bush is trying to get a handle on a way to shut down anyone who questions what happened on 9/11, starting with the web sites that have the most authoritative, professional people, the ones most likely to get at the truth. He’s afraid if they keep it up, the truth just might come out.
Bush has given it away, here. By trying to prevent the truth from coming out, by not wanting the truth exposed, he’s just making it more obvious that the truth can hurt him. That’s what he’s trying to hide.
By applying qui bono, who benefits, to this thing, we can draw some obvious conclusions. Five months after Bush took office, he was dragging along with a dismal 50% approval rating, and he hadn’t even done anything. There was nothing to approve or disapprove of but the nonentity, Bush, himself. He was nothing going nowhere. Right after 9/11, his approval rating shot up to a phenomenal 90% and he had just about the whole country kissing his ass, getting everything he wanted. And, he became what he always wanted to be, a self-described “War President,” using 9/11 as the basis of his lies to create his own, personal war.
The events of 9/11 benefited George Bush enormously, more than any other man. And, he’s going to use his executive order to confiscate everything we have to keep us from asking how that came about.
Ed Martin is an unindicted curmudgeon. He is not a Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, deist, atheist, or a member of any -ism.