Tom Usher wrote or added | "Former transportation secretary Norman Mineta told the commission he arrived in the presidential operations center — under the White House — at 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 11 and found Vice President Cheney. When an aide asked Cheney about the hijacked plane fast approaching the Pentagon, Mineta says the vice president snapped that the 'orders still stand.' Mineta assumed the orders were to shoot the plane down. Conspiracy theorists interpret this to mean: Don't shoot it down.
"Cheney later said he was not in the operations center until after the plane hit. The commission [official 9/11 Commission] never mentioned Mineta's contradictory version.
"In September 2001, NORAD generals said they learned of the hijackings in time to scramble fighter jets. But the government recently released tapes claiming to show the FAA did not tell the military about the hijackings until three of the four planes had crashed.
"That would mean the FAA repeatedly lied. It would also mean, as Griffin points out, that the entire military chain of command stayed quiet about huge inaccuracies for four years 'even though . . . the true story would put the military in a better light.'"
However, the whole article is written from a government-propaganda slant, as if all of the above and much, much more should be ignored as if the people are in hypnotic spells. Well, guess what all that political-socialization process is that is driven into people's mind for years and years via every major corporate media. If it isn't indoctrination, if it isn't a form of conditioning, of mass psychology, if it hasn't been designed to make people be afraid of being labeled as disbelievers of the government's official version of everything, then what is it? What did the father of Public Relations, Edward Bernays, say about the masses? He said he could get the idiots (the general population) to think whatever he wanted them to believe. He did that in fact. He got the US into WWI via such techniques, the rat. Oh, that's unfair to the rats.
He got millions of women hooked on nicotine by tying smoking in with being liberated — the irony!
So when they want you to say, "9/11 was only al Qaeda with zero assistance from any part of the US government," that's what you echo — no questions asked. And who does that echoing the most? The Neocons first and foremost, who are the most imperialist bunch on the planet, do it, followed by a certain wing on the left that is so enamored with the idea of secular state but so opposed to neocons that it will rip neocons in every way imaginable save about one issue: 9/11. Go figure. Actually, Bernays says, "Don't bother. Your eyelids are getting heavy...."
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