Last second Republican info bombs: Fancy video of plane hitting Pentagon from Sheraton Hotel + Saddam = Teh Bad
I wrote this yesterday, just hours prior to the Saddam verdict's release.
The Republicans have two big-ass cards, and its pretty much all they've got. First is reading out the Saddam verdict a couple days before the election is so obvious it's tacky. I think that's the word people ought to use, as the Republican National Committee treats the Iraqis as political pawns in American elections yet again.
So that is obvious. Although things will probably get worse in Iraq that day anyway. But the real November surprise is the planned release of a video from the Sheraton Hotel on the morning of September 11, 2001. This will happen sometime before November 9, according to Judicial Watch, a beltway conservative legal action group who has been trying to get 9/11 evidence the government has suppressed releasing until now:
CITGO Gas Station Cameras Near Pentagon Evidently Did Not Capture Attack
FBI Responds to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act Request and Related Lawsuit
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released a videotape from the FBI that was taken from a CITGO gas station near the Pentagon. Many believed the video would show American Airlines Flight 77 striking the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The videotape, which depicts views from the gas station’s six security cameras, shows that the CITGO cameras did not seem to capture the actual attack. The tape was partially obscured by the FBI to protect the privacy of individuals captured on video in the CITGO convenience store. The FBI released the videotape as the result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act request and related lawsuit.
Judicial Watch originally filed a Freedom of Information Act request on December 15, 2004 seeking all records pertaining to September 11, 2001 camera recordings of the Pentagon attack from the Nexcomm/CITGO gas station, Pentagon security cameras and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the FBI on June 22, 2006. (In May 2006, The Department of Defense released videos depicting the attack in response to another Judicial Watch lawsuit.)
The FBI has agreed to release to Judicial Watch a videotape obtained from the Doubletree Hotel near the Pentagon by November 9, 2006.
“With the release of this videotape, we are one step closer to completing the public record on the September 11 terrorist attacks,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The CITGO tape evidently does not show the Pentagon attack, which the American people can now see for themselves. This videotape was the subject of intense public debate. Now that it has been released to the public, there is no reason for further speculation about what it does or does not show.”
Also, they apparently got the CITGO gas station videotape, which is all angled downwards and thus does not show the Pentagon explosion at all. Watch the CITGO tape on YouTube here.
Check this out: video footage of former CIA analyst Ray McGovern talked about how something is being covered up about September 11, and McGovern questioning former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta about witnessing how Cheney apparently was getting updates about a plane coming towards DC during that fateful day. Mineta testified to the 9/11 Commission that the approach of the plane was counted down, and a staffer kept asking Cheney if 'the orders' still stood, and indeed Cheney said they did. What were these orders? We don't have primary source evidence (yet), but if the order were to shoot down this plane that Cheney was tracking, the staffer would not have kept anxiously asking if the orders "still stood."
Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Talks About 9/11 - 7 minute video including the Mineta testimony
Camp Casey interview with Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern. He talks about running into ex-Secretary of the Department of Transportation Norman Mineta and confronting him regarding his testimony before the 9/11 Commission. Mineta testified that Cheney was well aware of the location and destination of Flight 77 (or whatever it was) and forced NORAD to stand-down and allowed it to hit the Pentagon.
Anyway, this footage of the Pentagon collision will apparently remind people that it was hit by a [plane/missile], and probably the video will just show the same little whisk of white light that everyone saw before.
I don't believe the Pentagon was hit by a missile, though that oddly small hole on the Pentagon and the lack of plane debris are curious. What's funny is that the "Pentagon missile" theory is always referenced in the mainstream media. In a subtle way, they frame the keystone of all 9/11 skepticism as "these tinfoil hatters think a missile hit the Pentagon", while they never talk about questions like WTC 7's sudden collapse, or the New Jersey Mossad front Urban Moving Systems, or shady stuff at flight schools in Florida (including drug trafficking), the wargames on the morning of 9/11, the NORAD stand-down, the insider trading, and so on. Each of these subjects, alone, could be a red herring, a mirage, but we still deserve a clean, open investigation into each of these, offering all secret government documents pertinent to each of these. Sweep up all things, related and not.
Not to mention all the crazy stuff Sibel Edmonds heard while working at the FBI. Just that stuff would open enough further questions to put a lot of government officials in jail, as well as exposing major espionage operations of foreign governments within the FBI and other government agencies.
Anyhow, all these roaming background questions have been replaced in mainstream discourse with "that missile story." So a nice fat video of the real plane itself hitting the Pentagon will symbolically discredit all the skepticism behind totally unrelated problems with 9/11 and the various covert actions that led up to it. The guys at PrisonPlanet are all over this argument.
This fresh Pentagon video would look pretty good within the next 48 hours, looping video to knock out everything else – the sheer volume of political activity across America just before the election. Displacing TV coverage of the election with an instant-classic video clip like that would be a media 'trump card,' and we have apparent confirmation from Judicial Watch this is coming before Nov. 9.
And then Saddam will be proven to be totally evil in the death of X number of Shiite villagers during the Iran-Iraq war. And he will have to be punished before Donald Rumsfeld is forced to testify somewhere about his visit to Saddam in the 1980s that generated plenty of gray-market arms traffic.
The TV spectacle of Judgment Serviced by Righteousness will be bracketed by a spike in violence in Baghdad and the daily death toll will exceed the number of villagers that Saddam executed. So the morality of that is a little more fragmented.
Thus, the great classic Bush moral framework that "9/11 = Saddam = evil = we crush!!!" will be reinforced with a couple obviously timed media spectacles in the final 48 hours, when Karl Rove's leveraging of the American civilian/voter/PSYOPS target brain must necessarily be at its sinister peak.
Of course, the video might not come out until election day, or the day after. Would they really let us down like that?
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