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Do Bush’s Subsequent Crimes Suggest Complicity In 9/11?

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March 5, 2007
by Sherwood Ross

The trouble with thinking 9/11 was an inside job staged by George W. Bush &
Co. is that it defies belief any president might be capable of such an iniquitous
crime against his own people.

Yet, subsequent Bush actions, such as lying the nation into war, makes one
wonder if the man didn’t earlier create the 9/11 massacres to justify
his aggressions. After all, his record reveals him to be a serial liar, warmonger,
tyrant, torturer, and usurper of civil liberties. Here are a few illegal actions
that betray what Bush is really about.

# Bush lied the U.S. into what former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called
an “illegal” war on Iraq. This conflict has killed 650,000 civilians,
wounded over a million more, drove nearly 2-million from their country, and
turned life into a living hell for the rest. The death toll there is already
equal to about 240 WTC massacres, yet Bush persists in waging the war.

# Bush okayed $1.5-trillion for new weapons’ research including grisly weapons
that would thrill mad scientists, such as sound waves that crush a victim’s
internal organs. Another gem is "rods from god" to hurl tungsten poles
down from Earth orbit down upon its victims at 7,200 miles an hour, striking
with the atomic fury. He is illegally militarizing space. These are not the
actions of a humanist.

# Bush has allowed illegal radioactive ammunition fired in Afghanistan and
Iraq that poison civilian populations and U.S. troops, as well as cluster bombs.
Does this evince concern for human life?

# Bush has made himself master of the greatest spy apparatus the world has
ever known at a cost to taxpayers of $50-billion annually. He authorized NSA
to spy illegally on Americans, allegedly to catch terrorists. If this was the
true reason, why did he also eavesdrop on UN officials?

# Bush authorized CIA agents to go to foreign countries to kidnap "suspects"
and dump them in distant prisons to be tortured with no warrants signed to seize
them, no charges brought against them, and no lawyers to defend them. In his
secret prisons there may be many thousands held illegally, and tortured, while
all the time he lies to the world "we don’t torture." Is this a man
with empathy for others?

# Bush is also funding hundreds of biotechnology labs to create deadly
strains of exotic killer diseases at a cost to taxpayers of $40-billion. Many
operate in secret, illegally violating transparency rules.

On Bush’s watch, anthrax germs from a military laboratory in Fort Detrick,
Md., were mysteriously unleashed upon two of his political opponents in the
U.S. Senate that killed five people and sickened 17 others and temporarily shut
down the Congress.

Peculiarly, the perpetrators of the anthrax panic and the massacres at the
WTC and Pentagon have not been caught. “Why not?” Is it just possible
the White House doesn’t want the killers apprehended?

For all these, and many other reasons, it’s worth reconsidering the arguments
of those who claim the 9/11 events were staged by the White House to rush a
frightened nation into war.

In the March/April issue of "Tikkun“, a bimonthly “Jewish Critique
of Politics, Culture & Society,” author Dr. David Ray Griffin asserts the Administration
never proved the 9/11 attacks were made by Osama bin Laden. Griffin, a professor
of philosophy and theology at Claremont Graduate College, Calif., and author
of “The New Pearl Harbor“(Olive Branch Press) writes the FBI has “no
hard evidence” of bin Laden’s culpability.

Griffin asks why WTC building 7, not struck by an airplane, collapsed upon
itself in the same manner as buildings 1 and 2, with no steel remained standing?
And he notes steel does not melt until it reaches 2800 degrees F. and the jet
fuel used by the airliners that hit WTC burned at only 1700 F.

Collapse of the three towers, he said, “manifested many standard features
of the kind of controlled demolition known as implosion, such as: sudden onset;
straight-down collapse; collapse at virtually free-fall speed, indicating the
lower floors were offering no resistance; total collapse, indicating that the
massive steel columns in the core of each building had been broken into many
pieces; the production of molten metal, and the concurrence of multiple explosions.”

“Dozens of people, including journalists, police officers, WTC employees,
emergency medical workers, and fire-fighters reported hearing explosions in
the Twin Towers,” Griffin writes. One fire captain said he heard a series of
explosions from the top floor down, one after another, “boom, boom, boom.”
And a paramedic described them as akin to a “professional demolition where they
set the charges on certain floors and then you hear ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop’.”

“Complete collapses of steel-frame high-rise buildings have never been
brought about by fire plus externally caused structural damage,” Griffin
tells “tikkun” readers. “Such collapses have only been caused
by explosives used in controlled demolitions.”

If you wonder how saboteurs could plant explosives in the three WTC towers
without being detected, Griffin notes on Web site “9.11 Truth” President
Bush’s brother Marvin and his cousin Wirt Walker III “were both
principals in the company in charge of security for WTC.” The firm, Securacom,
also handled security at United Airlines, whose flights struck WTC.

Among Griffin’s charges, the most startling may be that bin Laden, who
was already one of America’s “most wanted” criminals, was
treated in July, 2001 — two months before 9/11 — in the American Hospital
in Dubai, and visited by the local CIA agent. Does this explain why bin Laden
was not caught and perhaps never will be? Is it possible this “renegade”
from a prominent Saudi Arabian family with long ties to President Bush Sr. is
in fact a fall guy whose alleged crimes Bush used as an excuse to invade Afghanistan?

Congress needs to conduct a real investigation of 9/11. It may not only uncover
ample grounds for impeachment but for criminal prosecution. Given GWB’s
track record for illegal crimes, treason cannot be ruled out.

Sherwood Ross is a Miami-based columnist who covers military and political
subjects, has worked as a reporter for major dailies and wire services, and
has worked in the civil rights movement . Reach him at

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