Sunday, November 06, 2005

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Send This to Newsday

Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:52 pm
Letters Editor, Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY 11747-4250 Fax: 631-843-2986 E-Mail: Dear Editor, I am writing regarding Mary Voboril's November 6th article entitled "Conspiracy Theories: The truth is out there - maybe". While Ms. Voboril may have consulted a couple of experts regarding conspiracy theories in general, it does not appear that she has investigated the first thing about 9/11 itself. Ms. Voboril might be surprised to learn that the following high-ranking current and former U.S. Government officials have questioned the official 9/11 story, and many of them have directly stated that elements of the government were complicit in the attacks: Current U.S. congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney; Former chief economist for the Department of Labor under George W. Bush, who was also director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis, Morgan Reynolds; Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, listed by Who's Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, Paul Craig Roberts; Former director of the U.S. "Star Wars" space defense program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, who was a senior air force colonel who flew 101 combat missions (who is also a Catholic Archbishop), Dr. Robert M. Bowman; Former senior CIA analyst, who prepared and presented Presidential Daily Briefs and served as a high-level analyst for several presidents, Ray McGovern; Former Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter, Morton Goulder; Former US Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq, and Former US Department of State Foreign Service Officer, Edward L. Peck; Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson; and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, as well as a who's who of liberals, conservatives and independents. See I would urge Ms. Voboril to look at the facts for herself. In addition, while I applaud Ms. Voboril for noting the kernel of truth in some conspiracy theories, I would remind her of the following quote: "If you tell a big enough Lie, and keep on repeating it, in the end people will come to believe it". Josef Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda chief. Many Nazis went to their graves believing that Hitler was a good guy and that the Nazis carried out no wars of foreign aggression and possessed no concentration camps. Why? Because they could not conceive that their leaders could tell such a "big lie". 9/11 was, similarly, such a "big lie" that even bright reporters like Ms. Voboril might not be willing to even look at whether the official story concerning 9/11 could be untrue. As a reporter, however, I would urge Ms. Voboril to look into the facts for herself, rather than discussing conspiracy theories in the abstract. Very Truly Yours,


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