A lot of readers of this blog would agree that Bush's agenda in the middle east has to do with money, power, greed and most of all, OIL. We've been saying it all along and have been told we were delusional or crazy. The movie exonerates us and gives us even more dots to connect.
The crowd in the theater I attended was a mixed crowd of all ages. Plenty of older people were there. There wasn't too much laughter during the movie. It was too serious a movie to even laugh when there was so much tragedy and so much deception. The contempt of America by George Bush and his oil cronies is overwhelmingly horrifying.
Here are some links I have kicking around in my Bookmarks: (I don't necessarily agree with everything in every article. You don't have to either.)
Bush at Booker Elementary School on 9/11 - THE VIDEO This has been kicking around the internet for years. It's in the movie.
5-Minute Video of George W. Bush on the Morning of 9/11 Another one.
Bush reveals first thought: There's one terrible pilot: "'I saw an airplane hit the tower - the TV was obviously on - and I used to fly myself, and I said, 'There's one terrible pilot.' And I said, 'It must have been a horrible accident.'' "
Congress Not Advised Of Shadow Government March 2, 2002: "Key congressional leaders said yesterday the White House did not tell them that President Bush has moved a cadre of senior civilian managers to secret underground sites outside Washington to ensure that the federal government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation's capital. "
WAPO:FBI Knew Terrorists Were Using Flight Schools : "Sunday, September 23, 2001- Federal authorities have been aware for years that suspected terrorists with ties to Osama bin Laden were receiving flight training at schools in the United States and abroad, according to interviews and court testimony. "
... A senior government official yesterday acknowledged law enforcement officials were aware that fewer than a dozen people with links to bin Laden had attended U.S. flight schools. However, the official said there was no information to indicate the flight students had been planning suicide hijacking attacks."
The White Van: Were Israelis Detained on Sept. 11 Spies?: "According to Cannistraro, many people in the U.S. intelligence community believed that some of the men arrested were working for Israeli intelligence. Cannistraro said there was speculation as to whether Urban Moving had been 'set up or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence operation against radical Islamists in the area, particularly in the New Jersey-New York area.' "
NY Times 9/30/01: Fearing Harm, bin Laden Kin Fled From U.S.: " WASHINGTON- In the first days after the terror attacks on New York and Washington, Saudi Arabia supervised the urgent evacuation of 24 members of Osama bin Laden's extended family from the United States, fearing that they might be subjected to violence."
Tampabay: TIA now verifies flight of Saudis: "TIA now verifies flight of Saudis. The government has long denied that two days after the 9/11 attacks, the three were allowed to fly."
Dark heart of the American dream: "On 11 September, while Al-Qaeda's planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Carlyle Group hosted a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honour was a valued investor: Shafig bin Laden, brother to Osama."
Was Invasion of Afghanistan Pre planned?: "The official story is that Afghanistan was invaded to get rid of the Taleban, the 'assisting party' in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America. There is a school of thought which argues the invasion of Afghanistan was planned well before the occurrence of 9/11."
America's Link to the Taliban, Nov. 1996: "What is the relationship between Washington and the Taliban movement? The appearance of the Taliban and its victory over warring Afghan factions is, in fact, the result of a secret operation whose threads were woven by the White House, the United Nations, the CIA, and the centers of military and political power in Islamabad. The operation involves international objectives that run deeper than just restoring peace to Afghanistan."
Taleban in Texas for talks on gas pipeline, 12/24/97: "A senior delegation from the Taleban movement in Afghanistan is in the United States for talks with an international energy company that wants to construct a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan to Pakistan. A spokesman for the company, Unocal, said the Taleban were expected to spend several days at the company's headquarters in Sugarland, Texas. Unocal says it has agreements both with Turkmenistan to sell its gas and with Pakistan to buy it.""
The Oil Connection: Afghanistan and Caspian Sea oil pipeline routes: "On December 19, 2000, the UN Security Council imposed additional sanctions against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement (which controls around 95% of the country), including an arms embargo and a ban on the sale of chemicals used in making heroin. These sanctions (Resolution 1333) are aimed at pressuring Afghanistan to turn over Osama bin Laden, suspected in various terrorist attacks, including the August 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania "
Afghanistan plans gas pipeline: "Afghanistan hopes to strike a deal later this month to build a $2bn pipeline through the country to take gas from energy-rich Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India "
Bush, Enron, UNOCAL and the Taliban: "The Bush Administration's entanglement with ENRON is beginning to unravel as it finally admits that Enron executives entered the White House six times last year to secretly plan the Administration's energy policy with Vice-President Cheney before the collapse of the Texas-based energy giant. Meanwhile, even more trouble for our former-Texas-oil-man-turned-President is brewing with reports that unveil UNOCAL, another big energy company, for being in bed with the Taliban, along with the U.S. government in a major, continuing effort to construct pipelines through Afghanistan from the petroleum-rich Caspian Basin in Central Asia. Beneath their burkas, UNOCAL is being exposed for giving the five star treatment to Taliban Mullahs in the Lone Star State in 1997. The 'evil-ones' were also invited to meet with U.S. government officials in Washington, D.C."
Getting used to the idea of double standards: "The underlying maxim is "we will punish the crimes of our enemies and reward the crimes of our friends". According to Afghan, Iranian, and Turkish government sources, Hamid Karzai, the interim Prime Minister of Afghanistan, was a top adviser to the El Segundo, California-based UNOCAL Corporation which was negotiating with the Taliban to construct a Central Asia Gas (CentGas) pipeline from Turkmenistan through western Afghanistan to Pakistan."
Osama bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth: " Some months ago, a book was published in France entitled 'Osama bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth.' The authors, Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasique, described a connection between the September 11th terrorist attacks and a stalled plan to build a pipeline to exploit the vast natural gas fields along the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan. Their story pointed damning fingers at American petroleum companies and the Bush administration, citing instances where U.S. anti-terrorism efforts were thwarted in order to smooth the way for the pipeline deal."
President Bush Holds Press Conference, March13,2002 : "Q: Mr. President, in your speeches now you rarely talk or mention Osama bin Laden....
THE PRESIDENT: ..So I don't know where he is.You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you...."
Exposing the New World Order and Government Sponsored Terrorism: "The CIA and Saudi Arabia, the Bushes and the Bin Ladens. Did their connections cause America to turn a blind eye to terrorism?"