Monday, November 24, 2014

More 9-11 Prediction Nonsense

The Truthers really seem to love this crap, although I don't really get how it ties in with the conspiracy theories.  Do they really think comic books creators, video game producers and TV and movie people were all in on the plot years before hand and told to put subtle messages into their products?

I covered some more examples of supposed foreshadowing of 9-11 years ago.  Look, this is really simple.  Movie directors and comic creators and the like all want to put their action against spectacular backdrops.  Hitchcock used the Statue of Liberty in Saboteur, and Mount Rushmore in North by Northwest.  Comic books frequently used iconic buildings as backdrops; here's an example using the Chrysler Building in New York:

The Twin Towers were a pretty spectacular backdrop for action.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Moussaoui's Claims

Are covered here:

Zacarias Moussaoui, 46, says an unnamed Saudi Prince paid for flying lessons for him and the 19 terrorists who hijacked planes in the September 11 attacks in the run-up to the atrocities.
The incredible claims were made in documents filed to a federal court in Oklahoma, in which Moussaoui says a prince 'was assisting me in my Islamic terrorist activities... and was doing so knowingly for Osama bin Laden'.
He also said that bin Laden assistance from Saudi leaders in planning the attacks, and that he was involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One with President Bill Clinton on board
Moussaoui also says that he was to be the 20th hijacker, which does not appear to be true.  He was arrested in Minnesota on August 16, 2001, at which point all the hijacking teams had all gotten together. According to KSM, Moussaoui was intended as a pilot in a second wave of the attacks.

The claim that a Saudi prince financed him is more interesting, as it apparently comes in depositions as some of the 9-11 families are suing Saudi Arabia.  There are some obvious red flags, though.  First, as the article notes, Moussaoui does not have terrific credibility; his story has changed many times.  Second, his funds were sent by 9-11 paymaster Ramzi Bin al-Shibh; how would he have knowledge of the ultimate source of the funds?

There may have been at some point a plot to shoot down Air Force One, but Moussaoui wasn't even in America during Bill Clinton's term.  He arrived in February 2001, after George W. Bush had been inaugurated.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Truther "Art" Accepted at WTC Museum

According to this interview, anyway:

Here's the "art" in question:

As I have mentioned in the past, the more words in a painting, the less it qualifies in my mind as art.  This one certainly sets a high mark for verbiage.  It's pretty standard stuff--5 hijackers still alive, freefall speed, thermite, new Pearl Harbor, ad nauseum.

Not pleased, but I suppose I can understand why they accepted the piece; it gets the kooks off their backs, as they can say they provide both sides of the story.  And there's no guarantee it will ever be displayed.