Friday, June 25, 2010 8:43:29 PM
For those who believe in grandiose conspiracies such as this I have the following to say: you can throw together as many coincidences as possible, say whatever ignorance about engineering as you want but you undoubtedly have consistency flaws. How can you even believe the government is so competent to pull this off? Look at any drating project. The motives don't even match well as such a genius government would realize there are other ways to accomplish the end objective (WMD`s in Iraq could always have been stated, though I don`t believe its a conspiracy). You could counter these points but when it comes down to it, conspiracy theories are exciting and interesting but reality is not so much. Get your mind around the real issues instead of entertaining such idiotic ideas.
Friday, June 25, 2010 1:04:27 PM
Given his proximity to the Afghan rebel groups, being a person that was providing funding, I don't see how he and the CIA could avoid overlapping trained personnel while operating in a country with less than 10% paved roads. Intentionally or not, the CIA supplied his group because of common interests before `89.
From there, it`s naive to think that the same personnel with surplus American and Soviet hardware/material were not used against the US and it`s allies. Your own Connect the Dots link pointed out that they stayed in contact and even operated after the veterans had move to safer, more civilized nations.
Friday, June 25, 2010 12:54:19 PM
CrakrJak, in an interview, I believe aired before mid-2003, Prince Bandar explained that he did not expect Bin Laden to attack the US, having seen him at one or more weddings in 2000-2001 (between relatives of each man, I think Jimmy Carter was at one.)
Paraphrasing the prince: "Osama walked up and took my hand, thanking me for introducing (us) to the Americans back then..." -(I think this was Larry King show, a rare time the I watched television.) This indicated to me that Bin Laden: - was among the Afghan anti-Marxist rebels. - direct or not, benefited from CIA provided resources.
"Planes, as you may have noticed from previous examples don't usually destroy buildings made of steel, let alone make them suddenly plummet down without warning... "
You have a big list of examples where large passenger jets have collided with skyscrapers, have you?
What do you EXPECT to see when passenger jets hit large 100+ storey skyscrapers? Because as far as I`m aware, you DON`T have any previous examples of this scenario occuring to point to as your basis for expectations!
I mean, for pity`s sake; what on EARTH are you basing your "jet planes can`t destroy skyscrapers" assumption? There isn`t any precident to refer to!
"I don`t think you understand insurance fraud. That would just be grand theft auto."
Deliberately trying to get your vehicle stolen in order to collect on insurance is insurance fraud.