Last night I watched the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s rerun of a program in which they took a serious look at some of the 9/11 Truth movement’s objections to the official version of the events of that day.
The CBC credibly presented the evidence for cellphones not working at 33,000 feet, super-thermite being used to bring the buildings down, and the inexplicability of Building 7 collapsing.
I self-righteously wondered how the CBC could expose itself to so much ridicule when the Washington Post seemed unwilling to.
In the middle of the night, I awoke with a light turned on.
I could see a residual benefit in the Post’s recent look at the intelligence and security community.
It did show how bloated the community had become, even if it didn’t question its legitimacy. It illustrated what President Obama was up against in terms of the sheer size of the national security state and the inertia gained from having that many people employed watching every move that people made and enforcing “anti-terrorist” laws.
I continued to scratch the ground and cluck, not wanting to be wrong in my sense of disappointment with an opportunity lost. But at the same time I felt myself prepared to eat a little crow and give the Post a modicum of credit for being willing to go up against the state.
So here I am, still feeling righteously indignant that the Post did not really swing out when it had the chance to (harumph) but also feeling a little interested in what they did do.
Maybe by tomorrow my interest will have piqued to the point where I’ll actually sit down with the series and take a look at it for what it does provide.
Depends on whether I want to drink the ocean to catch a fish and whether anyone has some Grey Poupon to make my crow a little more palatable or not.