Strange how something happens and you're unaware that it
"registers" with you. Later, perhaps, something will trigger that
buried memory and things begin to fall into place.
Something happened on 9-11.
The day began with CNN's Wolf Blitzer frantically reporting
that planes had smashed into Buildings 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center. They
stood there, so tall that the smoke billowing from their upper floors could be
seen for 20 miles. The scene was shocking, grisly, and the horror was broken
only by the further news that a plane had rammed into the Pentagon. Death and
destruction everywhere. Happening now -- right before our eyes.
In an amazing "Breaking News" alert, CNN Pentagon
reporter Jamie McEntyre shot down Blitzer's "plane hit the Pentagon"
report. McEntyre said
flatly, "Although it may appear that way, from my close-up inspection,
there is NO evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. The
only pieces left are small enough you can pick them up in your hand. There are
no pieces lying around that would indicate a plane crashed into the side of the
Whoop! Happening now . . . Quick! Back to Ground Zero . . . Just
in time to see WTC 2, then WTC 1, sink eerily into their own footprints -- tons
and tons of cement blasting instantly into a fine powder, rolling majestically
through the streets like an Iraqi sandstorm. Anyone who had ever seen one -- even
one -- controlled demolition knew
without a doubt what he had just witnessed.
But no time for that -- yet another plane had rammed into a
Pennsylvania field with such force there was just a smoking pit at the site
with the debris scattered over an eight-mile area . . .
But wait! Don't ask! Still happening now! We're treated to
yet another controlled demolition display when WTC 7, struck by no plane,
inexplicably collapsed in exactly the same fashion as the first two buildings.
Within hours, CNN had pinned this four-pronged attack on our
"homeland" on Saudi billionaire and former CIA operative Osama Bin
Laden, and was parading the photographs of 19 terrorists -- 15 from Saudi
Arabia -- non-stop across our TV screens. Never mind that in the ensuing weeks,
most of them were found alive and well and minding their own business in
various parts of the world. For now, they are vicious killers, four of them
wannabe pilots who flunked out of flight school, and conveniently left their
flight manuals in their cars at the airport.
Then, according to Blitzer, these amazing Boeing stunt
pilots, armed with deadly box cutters, evaded multiple layers of airport
security, outsmarted the entire intercept and identification operations of the
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and destroyed 2,974 innocent
It wasn't long until McEntyre, his feet back on the ground
and marching orders in hand, responded to Blitzer's question about his earlier
comments -- "Web sites often take statements out of context, such as the
exchange from CNN, in which I, myself appear to be questioning whether a plane
really hit the building. In fact, Wolf," McEntyre continued, while rapidly
pulling my trigger, "I was answering a question about an eyewitness
account that a plane had crashed short of the Pentagon, and I was making the
point that, no, not near the Pentagon. The only plane that crashed was at the
That's what happened on 9-11. Throughout the day, Blitzer
narrated each step over and over again -- a grisly, staccato date-rape drug
seared into our national consciousness . . . unimaginable heartbreak . . . horror
like none we've ever seen before . . . devastating grief . . . incredible force
of crashing airplanes . . . unbelievable horror . . . people running for their
lives in desperation through massive debris . . . Stay tuned -- dramatic new
pictures of people being swallowed by the smoke and flames . . . happening now
. . .
By the time the sun set, our absentee president concluded
his day-long zig-zag dash from one hidey-hole to another, and was back at the
helm of this shaken nation whose citizens, thanks in large part to CNN, were in
the throes of universal post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That evening, in
his address to a paralyzed world, Bush, leaving no doubt he was answering the
call of the Almighty, declared war on the terrorists. That evening, Bush, and
those like Dick Cheney who control him, began waging war on the terrified.
With the enthusiastic support of CNN, Bush has relentlessly
used the singed flesh of the people slaughtered on 9-11 to justify the
monstrous lies that took us into war, and the lies that keep us there. Since
that day, he has ruled through signing statements and executive orders, setting
himself above the US Constitution, the justice system, the entire government.
He IS the law -- the Decider, the Privileged Executive, the Tyrant.
Some say one branch of our corporate mainstream media is
neither better nor worse than the other branches. I disagree. Perhaps it's
because CNN is the Ministry of Truth's chief operative, panting for war, death,
and profit, lying -- "catapaulting Bush's propaganda" -- while
portraying itself as "The Most Trusted Name in News." Or maybe it's
just when the Mockingbirds
come home to roost, they all seem to light on the CNN branch.
CNN is very adept at transmitting fear and lies, fraudulent
polls, and false-flag alarms over and over and over again to cover up the
crimes, treason and mass murder committed by the Bush administration. Blitzer
rigidly controls what is aired -- spun -- on CNN as news in his "Situation
Room" in the late afternoon and evening. The rest of the 24-hour cycle is
spent in news-team giggling, vacuous coverage of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton,
Britney Spears, and sex predators on the MySpace website. Did you know that
last Wednesday there was an explosion in Dallas, a truck turned over in North
Carolina, peanuts can kill you, obesity is contagious, and a cat roaming the
halls of a nursing home points out who is next to die?
But this absurd little Machiavellian fool and the servile
CNN courtiers who obediently spin his stupid slogans fail to realize that our
freedom is not theirs to destroy. Our children are not Bush's, as political
philosopher Etienne de la Boetie so eloquently wrote in either 1552 or 1553, "to
be led into his battles, to be delivered to butchery, to be made the servants
of his greed and the instruments of his vengeance."
Something happened on 9-11 -- something so horrible that the
American people acquiesced for a time in their own subjection.
They will not succumb to their own destruction. Enough is
Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information
Officer. She is a regular contributor to a variety of Internet sites. Contact
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