from jerry mazza: ‘9/11 Is Over‘ by New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman is as ignorant if not as pernicious as its misguided view of 9/11’s tragedy. It is symptomatic of the worse elements at the Times those writers who waffle between administration ass-kissing and stands for faux-boldness like the above one, which is in effect from the mouth of a tinfoil hat, if not a voice of the CIA.
Friedman begins by quoting a send-up news story run by The Onion: “At a well-attended rally in front of his new ground zero headquarters Monday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani officially announced his plan to run for president of 9/11…”
First of all, what’s important about Giuliani aside from his grim facial expressions is his grim record, making himself a millionaire by capitalizing on being the hero of 9/11, even though he’s been disowned by the International Union of Firefighters, first responders, and all those sick and dying from being pushed to clear the crime scene in eight months not the allotted 30 months. See my article, ‘How low does Rudy go.’
Secondly, we have become “The United States of Fighting Terrorism” thanks to the specific inciting incident of 9/11, which was sponsored by the government to accomplish the neocon mission of world hegemony, starting with attacking the oil-rich Middle East and the Muslim world.Take a minute or two and consider that, Mr. Friedman. It’s kind of like ‘The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11,’ the landmark book by theologian and scholar David Ray Griffin. I suggest, Mr. Friedman, that you read it, along with historian Webster Tarpley’s ‘9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA.’
But it seems as if Friedman is either colossally naive or a non-reader. 9/11 isn’t over because its true perpetrators have not been revealed in the corporate media of America.