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  •  Corrupt, incompetent, and/or simply afraid. (16+ / 0-)


    The CNN folks discovered evidence of American use of chemicals in Laos and western Vietnam. Look what happened to them.

    9/11 attacks also happened.

    Still, no mention whatsoever with any feature article in any major American publication that the 9/11 attack mirrored exactly the "Afghansi" suicide-hijacking scheme carried out December 24th, 1994, agianst Air France Flight 8969. Four of Usama bin Laden's veterans carried it out on behalf of an Algerian Islamicist organization.

    No mention whatsoever in the corporate press.

    FAA sent a team to France. The FBI participated. The French announce that "the Afghan War has turned West." The French changed cockpit security and ICAO warned all not to allow turnover of airliners to terrorists.

    FAA changed nothing -- uniquely.

    The one and only major American coverage: CBS's 60 minutes. Once.

    That silence is only from fear. Only from intimidation. The threat, as with the chemical warfare story, that if a reporter or publication offends the powers that control American government, they will be destroyed professionally.

    Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Imus, and Rev. Wright. Overcome our evil with good.

    by vets74 on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 06:38:45 AM PDT

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    •  Read this: 'The Terrorist Within' (0+ / 0-)

      the Seattle Times excellent series, in it's way, a continuation of the Flight 8969 story. What is similiar is the complacency of the Canadian and US security apparatus. Except for the alertness of Customs inspector Diana Dean we wouldn't have found out a lot of what is now known.
       Dozens, maybe hundreds owe her their thanks for their lives.

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