Good morning, y’all. The rains have ended but promise to come back. That’s fine, I’d love to have a long soaking rain once a week from now through September. They say that one day they’ll be able to control the weather and make it rain where it needs it. I can’t comprehend that, but I couldn’t comprehend cell phones that are little computers a few years ago. The wrist phone was something only envisioned by the creator of Dick Tracey, and now we have them. So maybe controlling the weather some day isn’t so far fetched.
Speaking of far fetched, did you see where the Saudi Arabians are all getting their panties in a bundle about the U.S. possibly relaxing the rules about private citizens suing other countries? It seems that the 9-11 survivors have chosen to educate themselves, read the 9-11 report and as much material as our government has released on the topic. The news stories seem to indicate that the survivors want to dump the blame for 9-11 on the royal family in Saudia Arabia. The Saudis are saying, “whoop, whoop, whoop, we’ve already got enough problems with oil at $40 a barrel.”
It sounds like there’s tons of other stuff out there that hasn’t been released yet. You just know somebody has read it, and told it. My guess is that there are plenty of sympathetic congress people who know the dirt, but are not allowed to speak on the record about it. To me that means the congress people are sitting listening to their constituents grief, and feeling helpless, or guilty. Maybe the constituents are asking their congress people, “how did you let this happen to me, my family, my country?” Possibly the congressman says, “hey, it wasn’t me, it was the Saudis, but you can’t tell anyone.”
Maybe some documents got secretly released, or maybe the lawsuit is to disclose to the public everything the government knows about 9-11. We do know that 15 of the 19 of the 9-11 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. Now, where I come from, we call that “smoke”. Throw a high ranking Saudi family like Bin Laden in the mix, and the case gets stronger. It has long been rumored that the Saudi royal family has sponsored terrorism to get the disgruntled raising Cain with someone else. It would be nice to put that rumor to rest, and if a trial will bring out all of the truth about 9-11, I’m all for it.
On the flip side, President Obama is saying, “whoop, whoop, whoop, we can’t let this law pass.” I think President Obama believes in the, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks”, adage. If we use the glass house analogy, the U.S. house is made of spun sugar. A recent study conducted by a research team from the University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, Simon Fraser University and Mustansiriya University determined that over 500,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the U.S. invasion in 2003. If the Saudis are afraid of the survivors of the 2,996 Americans killed on 9-11, imagine what the U.S. liability to the survivors of over a half million Iraqis would be. I’m thinking we should all brush up on our Arabic. While I can give a grudging nod to the concept that citizens should be barred from suing sovereign governments, I totally and completely support the efforts of the 9-11 survivors to get to the bottom of things. The truth is out there, I think we all deserve to know it.
I, for one, am a big fan of the “Loose Change” conspiracy. It fits in with my concept that the Bush administration wanted to punish Saddam Hussein for trying to kill his daddy. Stealing Iraq’s oil fields was just lagniappe. Apparently, W’s pleas for “can’t we just drop a nuke on him?”, were channeled into a solution that had something for everyone. At least something for everyone in the Bush administration. W got the head of Saddam Hussein, and a reelection. Cheney got to pay back all of his friends at Halliburton for his screw up with Dresser Industries. Rumsfeld got way rich off of Tamiflu, and Chertoff made bank off of airport screening devices. A Win Win Win for the upper echelon.
I’d love to see what really happened on 9-11, even if I’m wrong. Maybe the 9-11 survivors suing the Saudis will reveal the truth.