"Whoa," said the White Rabbit, "Dick Cheney's written a memoir?"
"The only surprise," the Mad Hatter said, flipping the pages, "was that I found it in the non-fiction area."
The White Rabbit laughed. "A little sanitizing spin, eh?"
A snort. "Take 9/11," began the Mad Hatter, "W wanted to go into Iraq to avenge his Dad; the Israeli's wanted Saddam and his intifada funding to go away; the oil barons, the corporate contractors and the war-security complex wanted the resources in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the global imperialists wanted to expand a strategic foothold in the Middle East. Rumsfeld want to bury the lost 3 trillion in missing defense funds. The Powers That Be wanted to tighten the grip on the US domestic population. And, Larry Silverstein wanted to make a nice return on his insurance investment in the asbestos-filled World Trade Center. A perfect storm."
"Where did Osama Bin Laden fit in?"
Another snort. "A dying asset, of course. Like Jack Ruby. Easy to serve as a patsy. Anyway, all these interested parties worked together to stage a beautifully implemented op. The WTC including Building 7 were gutted and lined with demolition explosives--as well as a few charges to mimic plane impacts or missile strikes. Video editors worked to get the "passenger planes" inserted into videos of the towers and sent to the tightly -controlled mainstream media to support the official story. The cough-Israeli-cough "Naudet brothers" got the footage they needed to suggest the first plane strike and sell the drama of the staged firemen's roles. A raft of vicsims was created and photoshopped to suggest thousands of deaths."
"Yes, simulated victims. Take a few real dead folks, add a few who want to go underground or change identities, a few insiders who volunteer their mugshots, and use their photos and backgrounds to make up the thousands supposedly lost on 9/11."
"So no one really died?"
"A few people, maybe," said the Hatter, "But not 3,000. A crevasse in Shanksville was bombed to look a bit bigger and serve as the grave for the fake Flight 93, and fake phone calls from the plane, technically impossible in 2001, were disseminated. All the actors who served as "witnesses", "relatives", and photo op denizens got their cues. Rumsfeld looked so cute carrying that stretcher on the pristine Pentagon lawn."
"You know, that hole in the early Pentagon pictures did look awfully small--not a 757, eh?"
The Mad Hatter shrugged. "The Air Force cooperated with a "stand down" and coordinated the operation with the conspirators through the white military-issue 747 actually filmed over Washington skies. When people started asking questions, the disinfo team got moving to muddy the waters with theories about remote-controlled bumble planes and UFO's."
"Wow, that's quite a story. We did go into Afghanistan, and Iraq. That WTC guy did get a lot of money for the buildings. US citizens have lost habeas corpus, and a ton of other domestic and civil rights. The intifada stopped. Contractors and entrepreneurs have gotten richer from the war spoils," the White Rabbit admitted. "He may have achieved what he wanted, that Cheney, but isn't it just like a criminal to want to confess and take credit for his crimes."
"Who, Cheney?" The Mad Hatter shook his head. "No way."
The White Rabbit frowned. "Cheney didn't spill all of that? Who--?"