Annoyed 9/11 Rant
Apparently some people haven’t read my “About” page, because if they had, they’d realize that I’M NOT INTERESTED in 9/11 conspiracy theory CRAP! Maybe I’ll annoy a few readers that subscribe to the “the U.S. Government is responsible for 9/11” belief, but so be it. I’m not here to please the world, just trying to toss out survival bones. Everyone has the right to believe what they want, but I have a right not to listen.
What’s this rant about? It’s mostly in reference to this drummed up junk on how the U.S. Government has serious questions to answer about 9/11.
Someone spent a significant amount of time creating elaborate videos about all of these past U.S. covert maneuvers, events and correspondence to build a case that Bush, Inc. is responsible for sending planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a remote field, all for justification to go to war with Afghanistan and Iraq. The videos are 100% one-sided (as you can probably imagine) and, if viewed solely on what’s presented, might make someone start to wonder. They highlight a few particular government letters, some flight paths of F-16’s, some military plans, etc. What the video FAILS to tell you is that there are only about 14 BILLION different government correspondence documents that flutter around D.C. each and every day. You could sift through them, highlight a few sentences from select pieces, and build a case for virtually anything you want. It’s kind of like some politician saying he/she doesn’t recall ever meeting some controversial figure, only to have the press publish a photo of them standing next to that controversial figure 3 years ago. Hello! These people get their pictures taken with 16,000 people – a week! Not literally, but head out during campaign season, attend some fundraiser dinner for $200, toss in another $300 and, after the dinner, you can be one of many that gets their picture taken with them. Five-hundred bucks. That’s nothing to many, many people.
I have my own opinions on the skills and smarts of George Bush and Dick Cheney, but I don’t for a minute believe they’re responsible for the deaths of 3,000+ American citizens. Do I think the U.S. Government is perfect? No, but it could be a hell of a lot worse. I’m into survivalism, because I believe in self-responsibility and independence. Most people have virtually no understanding of how DEPENDENT they are on others for their own well-being. Most people have no clue how fragile that dependence is. But I don’t do 9/11 conspiracy theories.
. . . . . . . George Bush is an alien from Mars, though . . . . that I might buy . . . . . . .
WMD Strike – We’re Not Ready
Okay, somewhat related to 9/11, but with a different slant – the United States is still not ready. Did anyone catch the latest report from the “Commission on National Guard”? Congress charged them with performing the study and it was released yesterday. The reasons they cited we’re not ready: troop, equipment and training shortages. Check it:
The commission’s 400-page report concludes that the nation “does not have sufficient trained, ready forces available” to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear weapons incident,” an appalling gap that places the nation and its citizens at greater risk.”
“Right now we don’t have the forces we need, we don’t have them trained, we don’t have the equipment,” commission Chairman Arnold Punaro said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Even though there is a lot going on in this area, we need to do a lot more. … There’s a lot of things in the pipeline, but in the world we live in — you’re either ready or you’re not.”
Their top recommendation:
The panel said the Defense Department must use the nation’s citizen soldiers to create an operational force that would be fully trained, equipped and ready to defend the nation, respond to crises and supplement the active duty troops in combat.
Pointing to the continued strain on the military, as it fights wars on two fronts, the panel said the U.S. has “no reasonable alternative” other than to continue to rely heavily on the reserves to supplement the active duty forces both at home and abroad.
– Ranger Man
BTW: Rebel, I haven’t forgotten your top 10 handguns TEOTWAWKI post request. Patience, my SHTF homie. Such thoughts take deliberation.