It was recently reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up in a cafeteria in the Green Zone. It was also soon thereafter reported that al-Qaeda took credit for this horrible deed. Yea....and my mom's banjo playing poodle says the rosary each morning just before he sits down for tea and cookies.
Ever noticed the poor quality of pictures taken of bank robbers by the bank's surveillance cameras? Ever think to yourself, "Surely, in today's world there's better surveillance technology than that!"? Unless there was a state-of-the-art, ultra high speed movie camera pointed directly at a suicide bomber, and unless the film was not damaged by the blast, it would be absolutely impossible to soon tell if the explosion came from beneath someone's shirt, or if the bomb was hidden inside a briefcase left nearby. Even if you were standing at a safe distance, able to watch someone walk across the room in which there was at that moment an explosion, you would not be able to honestly say that the bomb went off from beneath that person's shirt. Again, it's possible that the bomb went off from a nearby briefcase, or perhaps from an attachment beneath a nearby dining table. Your eyes would not be able to see any of the details of what happened at the moment of the explosion.
It's important to remember that such explosions are instantaneous and entirely indefinable to the human eye. In a milli-second the entire area is overtaken by a bright flash. The entire area becomes a loud, chaotic, high-pressured blur in which there is fire, smoke, dust, and all sorts of high speed, airborne debris. This would hold true whether the bomb was strapped to a human or was hidden in a briefcase. So again, unless such events are filmed by a well protected, ultra high speed camera it would be impossible to soon say with certainty that the explosion was the work of a suicide bomber. ...never mind that we are now being told that al-Qaeda takes credit for the murderous deed. Why should we believe that the event was caused by a suicide bomber and that al-Qaeda had anything to do with it? Does Cheney & Co. deserve our trust when it comes to such reports? Could Cheney & Co. possibly stand to gain something by staging such events, themselves? In light of what happened as a result of 9/11, to ask it is to answer it.
At this late date....having watched Cheney & Co. conduct this lie-based, deliberately protracted, fortune-shifting, power-grabbing invasion and occupation....aren't we fools to not doubt most anything they say? Surely, at this late date we ought not make the mistake of believing reports of suicide bombers, it matters not whether the explosions took place inside the Green Zone or if they took place in a public market or a sacred mosque....and it matters not if six or eight or ten US soldiers were killed in the blast. Of course US solders will now and again be killed in such operations!
What better way to keep us believing that these bombings are the doing of crazed Islamic terrorists?
It's important to remember that major media is now indistinguishable from the weapons industry. The weapons industry is indistinguishable from big oil. Big oil is now indistinguishable from the executive branch of the US government. It's important to remember that certain individuals within the executive branch are among the mass-murderers of 9/11. Knowing these things, and having witnessed the string of lethal lies that have issued from Cheney & Co. isn't it now reasonable for us to say to ourselves, when we hear a report of a suicide bomber, "Suicide bomber, MY ASS!". "....al-Qaeda, MY ASS!"
Unfortunately, most of us still only faintly sense the amount and depth of deception that's now at play. Major media, including most talk-radio, along with the weapons industry, the oil and gas industry, most of congress....both DC Republicans and DC Democrats....are working together towards the same goals, i.e., personal wealth and joint control of as much of the earth's natural and human resources as is possible. Is it not yet clear that these people have no interest in telling us the truth of what they're doing? Is it not clear that we are being played? Is it not clear that they merely tell us what they want us to believe....never mind the truth. So long as we believe their clever lies, and so long as we rely upon congress to rescue us from these evil doers, then the killing and suffering will continue. For Cheney & Co. 9/11 and its resultant, immediate cash cows (the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq) were but Act One.
John Taylor is a progressive’s progressive and a cynic’s cynic. He’s not afraid to approach the difficult subjects and ask the difficult questions.
John is also a musician, having played horns in his brother’s CD “Counter Clockwise”.