Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hmmm....

Richard's 9/11 mini-conference is just one week away - whew! Lots of last-minute work and nervousness and worrying around here, but I think everything will go smoothly. They've been preparing for a long time and seem to have all the bases covered. Richard's decided to take a sort of break from the activism after the event; not give it up entirely, but at least back off from the very high level of involvement he has now, so he doesn't burn out. This will be a crazy week, but the end is in sight!

It's been almost three years since Richard first got involved in the 9/11 Truth movement, and I can't say I'm any closer to being a Truther than I ever was. I've seen most of the same material he has (the documentaries and major articles, anyway), but it just doesn't have the same effect on me as it did on the folks who become dedicated Truthers. Sure, there are things I don't really understand (how did Ground Zero stay so hot weeks after the collapse? Why did our air defense system utterly fail? Etc.). I'm not willing to chalk those things up to a false-flag operation, though. I am just not persuaded by the evidence I've seen so far.

The only thing I know for certain is that strange things do happen. I read an article on Columbine last night that I found very disturbing, mainly because it was compiled from actual witness statements recorded by police rather than rumours, speculation, crazy-ass rants about anti-depressants and Marilyn Manson, etc. Did you know that 52 witnesses saw a third shooter? That many others watched a boy in a white shirt and jeans (Klebold and Harris wore black pants) lobbing explosive devices onto the roof of the school? Several saw him in the same vicinity as the two shooters, ruling out mistaken identity. Several students also named a third shooter who couldn't easily have been mistaken for someone else: He was nearly seven feet tall, had bad acne and buckteeth, and had a distinctive pigeon-toed gait. But his name has been redacted from witness statements, and he was never mentioned officially in connection with the investigation. I wonder, how did two kids who were already carrying weapons and ammo manage to plant 95 bombs throughout the school without being noticed? Is it possible that a larger group of kids was involved, and all but two managed to escape?

3 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

That IS very disturbing about Columbine. I had no idea there were bombs planted, too. But a 7' tall man? What's going on with that?

tshsmom said...

It makes you wonder which prominent Columbine citizen this 3rd person is related to, doesn't it?

SME said...

Another creepy thing is that the FBI lead investigator's son was a member of the "Trenchcoat Mafia", but the FBI insisted there was no conflict of interest. Huh?

The 7' tall kid with acne, I found out, was Robert Perry. And a few kids identified him by name. He was actually only about 6'7'' or so.

I'm finding it difficult to locate solid material on Columbine. It's mostly the same sh**: Videogames, blah blah, Hitler blah blah blah (actually, both known shooters might have been Jewish, and Harris wrote that he despised Nazis), etc. It's not easy to confirm anything.