It’s refreshing to read John Gleeson’s column on the anniversary of 9/11, particularly after hearing so much of the sanitized version.
Considering that the U.S. spent a mere $4 million on its 9/11 Omission Report (compared to $40 million trying to impeach Bill Clinton), it’s time for a true investigation.
The report didn’t mention the six-second free-fall of building seven, which was not hit by a plane (the collapse was reported by the BBC 20 minutes before it happened). Nor did it mention defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s announcement on Sept. 10, 2001 that $2.3 trillion “went missing” from the Pentagon coffers.
We tend to forget that 25 Canadians died that day, and Stephen Harper, then in opposition, favoured sending our troops to Iraq over phoney WMDs.
In 1960 outgoing President Eisenhower warned the U.S. to “beware the military-industrial complex.” Alas, the media has joined the complex.
As George W. Bush said, “History is odd. You won’t know the true story of my administration until long after I’m gone.”
And from U.S. comedian Bill Maher, “Shouldn’t we be worried that I’m the only person to lose his job over 9/11” — for saying the hijackers were not cowards.
Bob Scott, Gibsons