Canada's VisionTV has been airing a 5-part series "What really happened on Sept. 11th?" Barrie
Zwicker, host of the VisionTV
Insight series, has for four months been "waiting in vain for the North American
media to pursue questions about the startling events of September 11."
Here's what Mr. Zwicker would like to know: "The multiple hijackings are
unprecedented. The first occurs at 7:45 in the morning. It's a full hour before
the first plane hits the World Trade Center. But it's an hour and 20 minutes --
and after the second plane hits -- that the President allegedly becomes
informed. Think about that."
We've been thinking, long and hard, but have more questions than answers. For
starters, in these Pentagon crash site photos, where's the plane that hit the
Pentagon? Shouldn't its engines have survived in some recognizable form? Why is
the damage to the Pentagon seemingly inconsistent with what a Boeing 757 would have
Arlington County Fire Chief, Ed Plaugher, at a press conference held by
Assistant Defence Secretary, Victoria Clarke, on September 12, 2001, at the
Pentagon, when asked by a journalist: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at
all?" is reported to have said: "First of all, the question about the aircraft,
there are some small pieces of aircraft visible from the interior during this
fire-fighting operation I'm talking about, but not large sections. In other
words, there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."
According to The Irish Times (February 11), "The Pakistani President, Gen
Pervez Musharraf, and the Afghan interim leader, Mr Hamid Karzai, agreed
yesterday that their two countries should develop 'mutual brotherly relations
and co-operate in all spheres of activity' -- including a proposed gas pipeline
from Central Asia to Pakistan via Afghanistan."
It's curious that these two leaders, who only later vowed to "bury the recent
history of poisonous relations" between their nations (Washington Post, April
3), could agree so quickly to the pipeline. Zalmay Khalilzad, the Bush-appointed
special envoy to Afghanistan, may have facilitated the agreement.
Khalilzad's previous place of employment was Unocal. He drew up Unocal's risk
analysis on its proposed trans-Afghan gas pipeline according to the Irish Times. The
Taliban, after initially negotiating with Unocal, had begun showing a preference
for Bridas Corporation of Argentina -- could this possibly be the reason why the
Bush administration has let Argentina's financial crisis spiral out of
Meanwhile the war in Afghanistan has created a million new refugees (adding
to the existing five or six million), has caused the death of 4000 civilians,
and President Bush seems intent on continuing his father's Crusade.
The senior Bush is reported to have told the U.S. troops in Kuwait (AFP,
Janurary 19, 2000) that they were "doing the Lord's work."
Begun as Operation Infinite Justice, President Bush has expanded his Crusade
to the brutally repressed Moros of the
Philippines, and is determined to crush Iraq. Vowing to save our freedom,
Mr. Bush has rushed through legislation designed to curtail our freedom. His
hubris is remarkable.
The British, in building their empire, sought to civilize the natives. Mr.
Bush, in building the new American empire, vows to save civilization itself.