Tuesday, September 06, 2011

9/11 Truth on DCM/TPC

A new episode of Communist Voice is premiering tonight on Durham Community Media and The Peoples Channel, part 1 of Truth and Politics:  Unanswered Questions About 9/11, which is a recording of a 2004 address by philosophy of religion professor and leading 9/11 truth author David Ray Griffin.  Griffin and others raise many important questions about the al Qaida conspiracy theory put foward by the government to explain how 9/11 could have occurred and what happened that day.  It is clear that the government knew an attack was coming, and knew at least some of the details, and benefitted from the attack.  I'm more agnostic about issues like what crashed into the Pentagon and whether explosives were planted in the three buildings that collapsed at the World Trade Center.  Defenders of the official theory argue over these issues, rather than the evidence that the Bush Administration knew 9/11 was going to happen, and let it happen so they could invade Afghanistan and Iraq and carry through their domestic policies.
It should be noted that I critically endorse the content of Communist Voice, and the programs may or may not have been created by members of a communist party.  I have no reason to think David Ray Griffin is a Marxist, but I think it is important for people to hear his arguments and communists should not join capitalist media and opportunists in attacking the 9/11 truth movement with a broad brush, as some have.