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Here are some photos from Art Bell......very strange that the album has the trade centers blown up and then the devil in the smoke from the second hit. The album page has been pulled from the web now.
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 2001
Although I hardly agree with everything he says, the truth is that we did train bin Laden and all of the other incidents he says we perpetrated are true as well.********* I AM flying the flag. Right side up and HIGH. We need to know who actually did this and declare THEM our enemy and declare war before we attack them. That is what would be honorable. Another sneak attack at night to maximize damage and minimize (supposedly) civilian loss of life won't cut it. We need to say we are going to do it before we do and not seek permission from anybody regarding our actions either.imo.
"Death, Downtown Dear friends, I was supposed to fly today on the 4:30 PM American Airlines flight from LAX to JFK. But tonight I find myself stuck in L.A. with an incredible range of emotions over what has happened on the island where I work and live in New York City. My wife and I spent the first hours of the day -- after being awakened by phone calls from our parents at 6:40am PT -- trying to contact our daughter at school in New York and our friend JoAnn who works near the World Trade Center. I called JoAnn at her office. As someone picked up, the first tower imploded, and the person answering the phone screamed and ran out, leaving me no clue as to whether or not she or JoAnn would live. It was a sick, horrible, frightening day.
On December 27, 1985 I found myself> caught in the middle of a terrorist incident at the Vienna airport -- which left 30 people dead, both there and at the Rome airport. (The machine-gunning of passengers in each city was timed to occur at the same moment.) I do not feel like discussing that event tonight because it still brings up too much despair and confusion as to how and why I got to live… a fluke, a mistake, a few feet on the tarmac, and I am still here, there but for the grace of… Safe. Secure.
I’m an American, living in America. I like my illusions. I walk through a metal detector, I put my carry-ons through an x-ray machine, and I know all will be well. Here’s a short list of my experiences lately with airport security: * At the Newark Airport, the plane is late at boarding everyone. The counter can’t find my seat. So I am told to just “go ahead and get on” -- without a ticket! * At Detroit Metro Airport, I don’t want to put the lunch I just bought at the deli through the x-ray machine so, as I pass through the metal detector, I hand the sack to the guard through the space between the detector and the x-ray machine. I tell him “It’s just a sandwich.” He believes me and doesn’t bother to check. The sack has gone through neither security device. * At LaGuardia in New York, I check a piece of luggage, but decide to catch a later plane. The first plane leaves without me, but with my bag -- no one knowing what is in it. * Back in Detroit, I take my time getting off the commuter plane. By the time I have come down its stairs, the bus that takes the passengers to the terminal has left -- without me. I am alone on the tarmac, free to wander wherever I want. So I do. Eventually, I flag down a pick-up truck and an airplane mechanic gives me a ride the rest of the way to the terminal. * I have brought knives, razors; and once, my traveling companion brought a hammer and chisel. No one stopped us. Of course, I have gotten away with all of this because the airlines consider my safety SO important, they pay rent-a-cops $5.75 an hour to make sure the bad guys don’t get on my plane. That is what my life is worth -- less than the cost of an oil change.
Too harsh, you say? Well, chew on this: a first-year pilot on American Eagle (the commuter arm of American Airlines) receives around $15,000 a year in > annual pay. That’s right -- $15,000 for the person who has your life in his > hands. Until recently, Continental Express paid a little over $13,000 a year. There was one guy, an American Eagle pilot, who had four kids so he went down to the welfare office and applied for food stamps -- and he was eligible! Someone on welfare is flying my plane? Is > this for real? Yes, it > is. So spare me the talk about all the precautions the airlines and the FAA is taking. They, like all businesses, are concerned about one thing -- the bottom line and the profit margin. Four teams of 3-5 people were all able to penetrate airport security on the same morning at 3 different airports and pull off this heinous act? My only response is -- that’s all? Well, the pundits are in full diarrhea mode, gushing on about the “terrorist threat” and today’s scariest dude on planet earth -- Osama bin Laden. Hey, who knows, maybe he did it. But, something just doesn’t add up.
Am I being asked to believe that this guy who sleeps in a tent in a desert has been training pilots to fly our most modern, sophisticated jumbo jets with such pinpoint accuracy that they are able to hit these three targets without anyone wondering why these planes were so far off path? Or am I being asked to believe that there were four religious/political fanatics who JUST HAPPENED to be skilled airline pilots who JUST HAPPENED to want to kill themselves today? Maybe you can find one jumbo jet pilot willing to die for the cause -- but FOUR? Ok, maybe you can -- I don’t know. What I do know is that all day long I have heard everything about this bin Laden guy except this one fact -- WE created the monster known as Osama bin Laden! Where did he go to terrorist school? At the CIA! Don’t take my word for it -- I saw a piece on MSNBC last year that laid it all out. When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan, the CIA trained him and his buddies in how to commits acts of terrorism against the Soviet forces. It worked! The Soviets turned and ran. Bin Laden was grateful for what we taught him and thought it might be fun to use those same techniques against us. We abhor terrorism -- unless we’re the ones doing the terrorizing. We paid and trained and armed a group of terrorists in Nicaragua in the 1980s who killed over 30,000 civilians. That was OUR work. You and me. Thirty thousand murdered civilians and who the hell even remembers! We fund a lot of oppressive regimes that have killed a lot of innocent people, and we never let the human suffering THAT causes to interrupt our day one single bit. We have orphaned so many children, tens of thousands around the world, with our taxpayer-funded terrorism (in Chile, in Vietnam, in Gaza, in Salvador) that I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised when those orphans grow up and are a little whacked in the head from the horror we have helped cause. Yet, our recent domestic terrorism bombings have not been conducted by a guy from the desert but rather by our own citizens: a couple of ex-military guys who hated the federal government.
From the first minutes of today’s events, I never heard that possibility suggested. Why is that? Maybe it’s because the A-rabs are much better foils. A key ingredient in getting Americans whipped into a frenzy against a new enemy is the all-important race card. It’s much easier to get us to hate when the object of our hatred doesn’t look like us. Congressmen and Senators spent the day calling for more money for the military; one Senator on CNN even said he didn’t want to hear any more talk about more money for education or health care -- we should have only one priority: our self-defense. Will we ever get to the point that we realize we will be more secure when the rest of the world isn’t living in poverty so we can have nice running shoes?
In just 8 months, Bush gets the whole world back to hating us again. He withdraws from the Kyoto agreement, walks us out of the Durban conference on racism, insists on restarting the arms race -- you name it, and Baby Bush has blown it all. The Senators and Congressmen tonight broke out in a spontaneous version of “God Bless America.” They’re not a bad group of singers! Yes, God, please do bless us. Many families have been devastated tonight. This just is not right. They did not deserve to die. If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, DC, and the planes’ destination of California -- these were places that voted AGAINST Bush! Why kill them? Why kill anyone? Such insanity… Let’s mourn, let’s grieve, and when it’s appropriate let’s examine our contribution to the unsafe world we live in. It doesn’t have to be like this… " Yours, Michael Moore email@example.com Yup.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 2001.
The most disturbing of these photos, to me at this point, was the album cover from July which seemed to clearly and casually depict the WTC explosions.
-- mary (email@example.com), September 13, 2001.
One other thing..albeit a stretch even by my standards, but I thought I would voice it anyway. They cancelled the livestock shipping just in time, huh?
WHY did the plane that hit the Pentagon get to circle our capitol for an hour even when we knew we were being attacked??????????
It just doesn't add up. God help us all.
-- Dreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 2001.
I'm not surprised at the album cover. Even before it was finished being built it was pointed out that the World Trade Center would make a very attractive target to anyone wanting to score a major terrorist coup against the United States and the 1993 bombing just reinforced that. What I find to be incredible is that the City of New York had their emergency operations center in the WTC.
-- Live Oak (email@example.com), September 13, 2001.
I am SO glad that some of you are asking these questions!!! No, it sure doesn't add up. Perhaps we need to start demanding the TRUTH - the WHOLE truth - from our government and media. Seems a lot of us are being led like sheep to believe whatever is put in front of us.
-- Bonnie (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 2001.
Personally I am certainly glad that Bush pulled us out of all those agreements. Are we supposed to blame Bush because he came in and did what Clinton should have been doing all along? I don't think so!! Those aggreements threatened the Constitution. This attack was made by people who planned months in advance. These guys went to two flight schools. This happened before Bush was even in office. The man that ran the flight schools said that they were at his school last year during Clinton's reign of terror. This is a direct result of Clinton reducing our military, spreading us all over the world, reducing and ignoring intelligence, and also finding any little skirmish he could weasle his way into. It was Clinton who made those decisions, not George Bush! George Bush is only having to clean up the mess clinton intended he'd have to.
Little Bit farm
-- Little bit farm (littleBit@compworldnet.com), September 13, 2001.
I also blame Clinton for much of the animosity the world feels toward us. When he was in charge, seemed like we were bombing people merely as diversions from his antics.
-- mary (email@example.com), September 13, 2001.
A couple new pictures on this site.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 14, 2001.
Now who says that Bin Laden isn't still working for the CIA? Remember the goal of the One World Government will be to get us all lined up to take the mark of the beast.
What better way to force Americans to give up their freedoms than to host a terrorist attack? Also, don't forget about the Rockafellers who 's family heads up the World Council for population control.
Well, there I go again sounding like a crackpot, but to tell you the truth I don't care...those are just my suspicions.
When you see things go down like this, things that should have been stopped prior to them happening you just begin to wonder who the CIA and the FBI work for us/them? Maybe the highest bidder?
-- Stephanie Nosacek (email@example.com), September 18, 2001.