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Shakra & Kobe

Hindsight is 20/20, especially if you’re using your third eye to look backwards. What evidence does noted political theorist Aaron Shakra offer us that Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission was, in the words of From The Wilderness Publications’ Michael Ruppert, “perjury – a felony” based on her denial that the administration had “specific advance knowledge as to the time, place and method of the attacks”?

For example, what about the well-documented insider stock trading throughout seven countries only days prior to the attacks? This might be excusable, but considering the trading involved only corporations — including United Airlines, American Airlines, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup — that were severely financially affected by the stocks, the traders may not have known the specifics, but they knew something.

Good Lord. The conspiracy was wider than we ever could have guessed. American Airlines knew, man.

(From The Wilderness Publications may sound like hippies, but they are in fact to be found on the web at – and if you’ve read that site before, you’ll be rolling your eyes along with me.)

The blood of the nameless will spill and spill and spill for a war started over a perverse fallacy.

For God’s sake, give it a rest. Please. I’m not particularly gung-ho about nation-building in the Middle East, and I’m as up in arms about the Abu Ghraib scandal as everyone else – the abuse itself, and also some of the responses to it. (UPDATE: See also here – I know I said no more Reason links, but it’s on-topic, honest.) However, I don’t understand the psychology of people who seem determined to actively root for the worst possible outcome.

  1. Danimal says:

    Dude, what’s up with Shakra’s revolution in personal appearance? Did he shave or just get a “better” picture taken? Either way, what dissent!

  2. Timothy says:

    The thing is, that it’s more important to them that Bush be shamed, defeated, kicked out of office or whatever, than that the Iraqi people have good lives. These folks value the US losing above the welfare of individuals both at home and abroad. It’s quite disturbing to think about, really.

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