Friday, September 01, 2006


With the 5th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, this information about attempts to squelch the ABC mini-series "The Path to 9/11" is very disturbing.

Let me quote a passage from a review of the series, and then you get to guess who is applying pressure to kill it:
One astonishing sequence in "The Path to 9/11" shows the CIA and the Northern Alliance surrounding Bin Laden’s house in Afghanistan. They're on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to go ahead. They phone Clinton, but he and his senior staff refuse to give authorization for the capture of Bin Laden, for fear of political fall-out if the mission should go wrong and civilians are harmed. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger in essence tells the team in Afghanistan that if they want to capture Bin Laden, they'll have to go ahead and do it on their own without any official authorization. That way, their necks will be on the line - and not his. The astonished CIA agent on the ground in Afghanistan repeatedly asks Berger if this is really what the administration wants. Berger refuses to answer, and then finally just hangs up on the agent. The CIA team and the Northern Alliance, just a few feet from capturing Bin Laden, have to abandon the entire mission. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda shortly thereafter bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing over 225 men, women, and children, and wounding over 4000.

I would not put much past the person mentioned in the quote above. After all, he has been tried, convicted, and sentenced for trying to alter the historical record. His bizarre behavior then makes sense only if you understand that the real evil for some administrations is appearing foolish, short-sighted, and incompetent.

And that evil terror must be aggressively fought with all available means.

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