A postscript to last week's item on 9/11 Truthers: Former Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Susan Lindauer is among the true believers of the inside-job theory. Lindauer made global headlines in 2004 as a reputed U.S. traitor and alleged spy for Saddam Hussein, then fell from the spotlight when she was confined to a federal mental facility in Texas--later freed when the case against her fell apart. Now the author of Extreme Prejudice, a popular book about her efforts to expose a 9/11 conspiracy, Lindauer thusly summed up her theories yesterday, on the attacks' 10th anniversary:
9/11 denialists like to swear smugly that the official 9/11 story must be true, because the government could never keep such an important secret without getting caught.
Somebody would spill the beans, right? In fact, a number of us tried. Media watchers should savvy up, as the air waves get blitzed this weekend with 9/11 memorials. If the corporate media had done its job as a watch dog, the world would have got an earful of reliable intelligence sources debunking the official 9/11 story.
Unhappily, the corporate media has been a co-conspirator in the 9/11 Cover Up from day one. They have actively abetted the government with its dirty work. Say a truth teller got arrested on the Patriot Act--like me-- and locked in prison on a military base, while the public debate raged over 9/11 and Iraq without access to knowledgeable sources. The government could rely on corporate media to squash the story, while the Justice Department fought my demands for a trial, playing every dirty trick in the book to stop a New York jury from hearing testimony about 9/11 and Iraq.
Lindauer, who once suffered from delusions of grandeur according to court testimony, accuses The New York Times of media whoring for failing to tell its readers about the 9/11 coverup. Her personal belief, she says, is that the "airplane hijackings were used as a public cover for a controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Building 7. From that point, it's up to explosives experts to determine the sorts of materials applied to the detonation."
If you want more--much more--there's an eight-part video series shot by Mark Snyder of Lindauer's August talk in Seattle. It was, says Jerry Riley of Seattle Veterans for Peace, her first "American appearance in public," after a book tour in Japan. Here's the opener: