Wednesday, January 28, 2009

9 11 taints the legitimacy of the American government

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"Discussion of the very real doubts over the World Trade Center attacks was conspicuously absent from the US presidential race.

"But America's international image will always be tainted as long as the uncertainty remains." - Professor Richard Falk, in The Journal, 9 November 2008.

The Journal was set up in 2007 by Scotland's leading young journalists. It is a 32-page tabloid, published fortnightly.

The Journal, on 9 November 2008, had an article by Richard Falk, Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University, entitled 9/11: More than meets the eye

Among the points made:

1. "Any close student of 9/11 is aware of the many serious discrepancies between the official version of what took place and the actual happenings ... only wilful ignorance can maintain that the 9/11 narrative should be treated as a closed book, and that the public should move on to address the problems of the day... It is not paranoid ... to assume that the established elites of the American governmental structure have something to hide..."

2. "The 9/11 experience has been relied upon to wage bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to underwrite a disastrously conceived 'war on terror'...

3. A "dark cloud of doubt that lingers over the official 9/11 narrative..."

The issue was "not even discussed during the many months of presidential campaigning..."

The "explanation is a widely shared fear of what sinister forces might lay beneath the unturned stones of a full and honest investigation of 9/11...

4. "A few talk show hosts, investigative citizens, and publishers have kept a low flame of controversy burning sufficiently to sustain a large and growing grassroots constituency that shares the view that the truth about the 9/11 events is not yet known, or more radically, that the truth is known but being actively suppressed...

5. "The persisting inability to resolve this fundamental controversy about 9/11 subtly taints the legitimacy of the American government..."


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