I am �that big of a lunatic,� Bill Maher
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Oct 19, 2007, 01:34
In answer to Bill
Maher�s September 14 tirade on his Real
Time show (just three days after 9/11), when he said, �Crazy people who
still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled
explosion have to stop pretending that I�m the one who�s being naive.�
He went on to say,
�How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with
jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned
for two hours, and then think �well� if you believe that was the cause, stop asking me to raise this ridiculous topic
on the show and start asking your doctor if Paxil is right for you.�
Ah, so if we believe
9/11 was an inside job we�re all crazy people and lunatics. But he, who
obviously hasn�t taken the time to investigate more than the surface media
reports, he�s top gun, Mr. Smart, with a gag a minute.
In fact, Maher�s
outburst was originally reported on rawstory.com,
which includes a YouTube of Maher�s kvetch, plus the riposte of a panel of
smart witty 9/11 Truthers, produced in exactly the same format of Maher�s show,
with the last title endorsement of six 9/11 organizations. But I am going to do
something a little different (what else is new), like one by one address the
various parts of this schmuck�s question.
But first, Bill Maher
was a successfully mediocre comedian till he decided to do political material
on his Real Time show. With a tankful
of writers, he had abundant material already written and produced by the
hysterically funny (if not tragic) Bush administration, which really fully
bloomed with the tragedy of 9/11, the inciting incident of their �War on
Terror,� and called for by former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski
in his 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard:
American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives.
This is highbrow
stuff, Bill. But hang in there if you can.
In Zbigniew�s view,
taking over the Eurasian landmass was the key to world power. Central Asia�s
vast oil reserves were the sought-for prize, by hook or by crook. But of
course, you couldn�t just take them by hook. You needed a big reason. And so,
according to ZB, �a consensus on foreign policy issues� would be necessary in
America. But, he qualified it by saying, �the pursuit of power is not a goal
that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or
challenge to the public�s sense of domestic well being.� In other words the
people basically want peace unless something �huge� happens to them.
In fact, ZB found the
public divided about �the external projection of American power.� Nevertheless
the crook found a hook. ZB reminded everyone that the public �supported
America�s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the
Japanese effect on Pearl Harbor.� They considered it a knife in the back and
they went to war, next day.
By the way, nearly
3,000 people died on 9/11, about the same as on Dec 7, 1941 at Pearl. We�ll put
on hold for now, whether Roosevelt was aware of the gathering Japanese fleet in
the Pacific, and why he told the Navy to stay out of certain lanes in which
they might proceed, and why he sent his best two new aircraft carriers out to
sea in the other direction.
Going forward to
Zbigniew, he was a hardliner, very tight with the Bush boyz despite the fact
that he had been Jimmy Carter�s NSA honcho. Brzezinski was the same guy who
brought us bin Laden and the Mujihadeen in holy jihad against the Soviet
atheists in the 1979-89 war (he helped create) in Afghanistan. Also, Al Qaeda,
the supposed terror group that war spawned, was the title on a file in bin
Laden�s laptop. It means the �base,� that is, the base of venerable fighters
bin Laden had met in his 10 years at war with the Ruskies. �Al Qaeda� was a
terror brand name the CIA manufactured and cultivated from Binny�s title.
Also, the subtext of
intel thinking was that better Muslims fight Ruskies and better Ruskies fight
into the ground with a little bit of military engineering. That is, the CIA
paying for bin Laden and his boyz, their weapons, training, organization, et
al. Then as now, we considered both groups, the former commies and Muslims,
subhuman. Still with me, Bill? This is not a sound bite, not a quick gag, but
it�s the truth.
This said, the idea
of a Pearl Harbor-event, the inciting incident to create a war, somehow ended
up in a position paper published online and off by the Washington, DC, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
Its proclamation for a New World Order was an invitation to the crazies (insert
neocons) to create such a Pearl Harbor-type event as the basis to declare a war
(it turned out �The War on Terror�) soon after, like the next day, without any
further investigation in between.
Still with me, Bill?
That�s why 9/11 had to be manufactured, so that soon after a �War on Terror�
could be declared on Muslims and Islam. And that�s why a $40 billion US
intelligence operation and a $500 billion a year Defense Department were all in
the poo-poo house, or involved in 13 parallel airliner hijacking drills that
day and couldn�t get a plane in the air in time to stop the so-called Muslim
terrorists. Or stop the inevitable �War on Terror� Bush called for, first on
Afghanistan, second on Iraq. And soon, Iran? And soon you got the prize, the
world by its oil barrels. That�s called strategic thinking, Bill. Some call it
But what aboutthe World Trade Towers?
First of all, the
World Trade Towers were built in the early �70�s with redundant (double) steel
frames, all 1,300 plus feet of them, to withstand the weather, fire, even the
hit of airliners, at that time 707s. Second, the steel frames of the Towers
would not have melted at the temperatures those open fires produced on that
cool September morning. The fire itself was dissipated in huge billows of black
smoke. Plus, buildings with steel frames had burned for days on end without
melting or falling. The Twin Trade Towers were the first two steel-framed
buildings in history ever to fall. In fact, the fires were a diversionary
The explosions that
can be seen, even by a myopic comedian like Maher, that occurred on that day at
the tops of the buildings, then by cutter charges running down the sides the
buildings, and also by explosions in the basements, were duly recorded by
eye-witnesses, firemen, people working in the building, most notably William
Rodriquez, the superintendent of the North Tower 1. He was there when it
exploded and went down into that hellish basement to rescue as many people as
he could. He was declared a hero by Bush. Today, he lectures on the explosions
that brought the Towers down. He�s not sick, crazy, or taking Paxil.
In fact schmuck,
excuse me, Bill, the Towers didn�t even burn for two hours, as you said. The
North Tower, which was hit first, burned for an hour and 40 minutes. And the
South Tower, which was hit second, burned only for about half an hour, and
fell. Redundant steel. Both towers. First time in history. Get it?
As for the four airliners and terrorists supposedly
flying them on 9/11, it�s questionable whether the two liners in New York were
flown by terrorists or anyone else, or whether they were drones/planes remotely
controlled by those white helicopters seen hovering over the towers or by other
long-distance RC systems. Check out Northrop
Grumman�s Global Hawk, its relation to 9/11
and multi-plane flight control and
termination systems from System Planning Corporation, whose CEO was also
the former comptroller of the Pentagon on 9/11, Dov Zakheim.
The Tower thatwasn�t hit and fell
The third steel-frame
tower to ever fall, Tower 7, wasn�t hit by a plane, only some scattered debris.
The fires in it were put out by the firemen. But the owner of Tower 7, Lucky
Larry Silverstein, decided at 3:30 pm that there had been �such pain and
suffering� that he decided to have it �pulled,� which is the pro�s term for
controlled internal demolition.
so, at about 5:30 pm, hardly two hours later, Tower 7 went boom, boom, boom,
boom, boom and so on, down neatly into its footprint. And Lucky Larry made $500
million on the insurance, not to mention the billions in insurance on the lease
he and his partners, among them the Blackstone Group, held for the WTC; the
insurance that was raised by them a month before the attack to $3.5 billion and
to include attack by terrorists. Subsequently, Larry asked for $7.1 billion
back because it was two hits. But he and his pals had to settle for about $4.5
billion, poor babies.
Also, all three
Towers fell within a matter of 10 to 12 seconds, at the free-fall speed of
gravity. That means there was nothing to impede the fall, no girders, no
floors, no obstacles. Thus the explosions that preceded the falls had to be so
numerous and huge as to virtually atomize the structures, which they did (into
a huge thick gray white cloud that lasted and polluted our skies and lungs for
months), eliminating any pancaking of floors which would slow down their fall.
Down the towers went. What�s more, scientist Steven Jones notes that
examinations of fragments of girders and other materials from Ground Zero turn
up frequent signs of the powerful explosive thermite. Check the website of Dr. Steven E. Jones for more
evidence at the largest crime scene in America�s history was whisked away by
Hizzoner Rudy Giuliani in eight months, when he had 30 months to do the job.
This not only denied forensic investigators ample time to examine materials,
body parts and wreckage, but it made thousands of first responders and workers
at Ground Zero sick unto dying. Rudy never encouraged the workers to wear their
protective face masks, just to get the clean-up over with ASAP, buried in Fresh
Kills Staten Island, the steel shipped to China for smelting.
Also, in regard to
Tower 7, the one thing that�s really fishy, fishy as the old Fulton Street Fish
Market is that you can�t set up a 47 story building to be �pulled� in two
hours, or two days, or two weeks. Maybe two months, working fast. So, it had to
have been set up in advance. Like Tower 1 and Tower 2 were. And if you don�t
believe me, Bill, read what architects and engineers in addition to CIA
veterans, first responders, your own state Senator Diane Feinstein, 9/11 family
others and other experts say at http://www.ae911truth.org.
They will walk you through it, article by article, till you�ll get it.
Oh, and by the way,
the company in charge of WTC Security that day was called Securacom, a
Kuwait/American venture. And on its board sat Marvin Bush, George�s younger
brother. Post 9/11, Securacom became Stratosec, and was subsequently de-listed
from the stock exchange. Clients included branches of the Armed Forces,
Department of Defense, Washington Dulles International
Airport, Hewlett-Packard, EDS, United
and the World Trade Center.
Any questions, Bill?
You can also look at what really
happened, www.truthaction.org, www.wearechange.org and 911
Mysteries. I know it�s a lot to ask of a guy with the patience of a gnat
and an intellect to match. But try, try, Bill. So you�ll find out who is really
crazy, who the real lunatics are, your government, and possibly you.
But maybe you�re
�crazy like a fox.� That is, you cut a little deal with the Company. They let
you go so far, in fact right to the very edge to schpritz the President and his
boyz. Ah, but when it came to 9/11, it was don�t touch the keystone. That�s a
no-no, a nah-nah. Touch that and you get buzzed back to nowhere, a comedy club
in Queens, a borsch belt hotel (what�s left of them), the third lounge to the
left in Las Vegas, where you belong.
Once there you can take all the Paxil you want.
Trust me, you�re gonna need it.Jerry Mazza is a freelance writing living in New York.
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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