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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 12:19 PM
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Who really profited from a crime and had the capability to ensure its success? These are the first questions an honest cop or prosecutor asks when investigating any serious offence. What does the Commission's consistent evasion of these issues say about its own integrity and intent?

3) Instant Fulfillment of the Neocon Wish List

For a huge military buildup and Middle East energy control
- In September 2000, one year before 9/11, the Bush team's neocon think tank PNAC (Project for a New American Century) published a plan for global domination called "Rebuilding America's Defenses". (Top Bush Administration figures like Cheney, Perle, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld et al. were signers of PNAC's Statement of Principles.)
Their plan called for a huge boost in defense spending, full spectrum dominance over all nations and regions (including outer space), long term petro-resource control with permanent Middle East bases, and a preemptive war policy against recalcitrant states. However, they openly conceded that such a huge "transformation" would take forever "absent some cataclysmic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor."

4) Political bonanza for Bush/Rove team
Instant irresistable power in Congress, media and the polls
In 1999, two years before the September 11 attacks, presidential candidate George W. Bush was already talking about the political benefits of attacking Iraq, according to his former ghost writer, Mickey Herskowitz. Bush: "One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief. My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it. If I have a chance to invade... if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed."
Bush's former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill recounted that at their first Cabinet meeting in January, 2001, Iraq oil concession maps were circulated and discussed and that Bush baldly told them to "find me a way" to take Iraq.

Herskowitz recalls in wonder that after the September 11 attacks "suddenly, he's at 91 percent in the polls, and he'd barely crawled out of the bunker..."

5) Scale and Diversity of Profiteering
So much gain for so few so fast
- Besides the millions in profits still unknown traders made the week of 9/11 betting on a WTC and United and American airlines catastrophe, our massive military responses generated billions for Halliburton, Bechtel and Carlyle related corporations. (During just the first 2 years, Cheney's 433,000 Halliburton stock options jumped to $26 million in worth.) The emergency also immediately blacked out coverage or investigation of Rumsfeld's September 10th acknowledgment that money was hemorrhaging from the Pentagon. "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld finally admitted. But hey, we can't look into this now, it's "War on Terror" time!
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  -The top 15 reasons to doubt the official story of Sept. 11, 2001 RBHam  Mar-25-05 11:00 AM   #0 
  - Somebody sent this to me and I have no idea what to make of it.  geomon666   Mar-25-05 11:03 AM   #1 
  - When you come around to MIHOP,  RC   Mar-25-05 11:13 AM   #2 
  - What's MIHOP ? (already know LIHOP).....n/t  formerrepuke   Mar-25-05 11:16 AM   #3 
  - Made it Happen on Purpose  Independent_Liberal   Mar-25-05 11:18 AM   #4 
  - Made It Happen On Purpose ... I think n/t  rockedthevoteinMA   Mar-25-05 11:19 AM   #5 
  - Guilty beyond any reasonable doubt at odds of how many billion to one?  indepat   Mar-25-05 11:52 AM   #12 
  - Actually makes you question what happened on 9/11.  ProgressiveConn   Mar-25-05 11:29 AM   #7 
  - May you be the Prophet..  dbeach   Mar-25-05 11:37 AM   #10 
  - Great Info and video! So what happened to the plane that.....  Catamount   Mar-25-05 01:42 PM   #21 
  - it struck the pentagon is what happend  crimson333   Mar-25-05 08:40 PM   #38 
  - Oh my God, Is this for real?  toad12   Mar-25-05 01:52 PM   #24 
  - #2 - unanswered questions. So many  SpiralHawk   Mar-25-05 11:28 AM   #6 
  - If we apply the three cardinal principles of investigation:Motive, Means  KlatooBNikto   Mar-25-05 11:31 AM   #8 
  - MOTIVE, MEANS AND OPPORTUNITY ISSUES  RBHam   Mar-25-05 12:19 PM   #14 
  - To me the other two issues, Means and the Opportunity point the  KlatooBNikto   Mar-25-05 01:42 PM   #20 
  - Osama bin Laden is a fiction concocted by this administration?  Left Is Write   Mar-25-05 01:32 PM   #19 
     - Sure there is a Bin Laden, but he was a CIA asset in Afghanistan,  KlatooBNikto   Mar-25-05 01:51 PM   #23 
        - What I'm saying is, he was a villain to the US before Dubya.  Left Is Write   Mar-25-05 01:53 PM   #25 
           - What I am saying, though, is that he and Al-Qaeda were created to  KlatooBNikto   Mar-25-05 03:06 PM   #27 
              - Even if that's true, it still predates the current administration.  Left Is Write   Mar-25-05 03:07 PM   #28 
                 - There is a certain amount of continuity in our 'bipartisan' efforts.  KlatooBNikto   Mar-25-05 03:25 PM   #29 
  - GHW Bush met with Shafig bin Laden on 9/11 in D.C....  dbeach   Mar-25-05 11:33 AM   #9 
  - Ahh but  Last Lemming   Mar-25-05 01:20 PM   #16 
     - Yep. Clark is the "good cop"...  RBHam   Mar-25-05 01:26 PM   #17 
  - The RW Media's attack dogs now ignore Cynthia McKinney...  RBHam   Mar-25-05 11:40 AM   #11 
  - McKinney at top form!  graphixtech   Mar-25-05 05:11 PM   #34 
  - One HUGE reason  LunaC   Mar-25-05 11:58 AM   #13 
  - "Mr. Chairman, I have a question"  RBHam   Mar-25-05 01:13 PM   #15 
  - this post lasted a good two hours in gd...  RBHam   Mar-25-05 01:27 PM   #18 
  - Not yet! I want answers please.........nt  Catamount   Mar-25-05 01:48 PM   #22 
  - thanks for posting...  mimitabby   Mar-25-05 02:03 PM   #26 
  - Sad, isn't it?  spooked911   Mar-25-05 03:32 PM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-25-05 03:31 PM   #30 
  - Marvin Bush,James Bath,Salem bin Laden and Mahfouz had business  dbeach   Mar-25-05 03:41 PM   #32 
  - Please God - Let it not be MIHOP.  suziedemocrat   Mar-25-05 05:08 PM   #33 
  - from Peter Phillips (of Project Censored) Threshold Fears  graphixtech   Mar-25-05 05:21 PM   #35 
  - That fits me perfectly! Thanks. I'll go to the site and read more. n/t  suziedemocrat   Mar-25-05 06:50 PM   #37 
  - Bush lied us into the iraq war that has killed 1500 americans  he lied us into war   Mar-26-05 08:42 PM   #40 
  - THEY ARE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER!  Beam Me Up   Mar-25-05 06:18 PM   #36 
  - kick for MIHOP  Pooka Fey   Mar-26-05 01:17 AM   #39 
  - A reason they left out - Media compliance  he lied us into war   Mar-26-05 08:45 PM   #41 
     - great addition!  graphixtech   Mar-27-05 09:37 AM   #42 

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