According to the Globe and Mail
, the new Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers "fills a vacuum left by mass media increasingly populated by right-wing voices and reality shows with high ratings." Moreover,
The country’s largest circulation daily, Israel Hayom, is free and bankrolled by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a staunch supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mitt Romney’s biggest financial backer.
We know that Adelson (who is currently in serious legal trouble
) made a fair chunk of his money from Las Vegas casinos -- specifically from the Sands Venetian, built for $2.2 billion, and the Palazzo.
I'm going to regret mentioning this, since I do not want to hear any guff from the nutcases who think that Bush and Cheney planted bombs-in-da-buildings on September 11, 2001. But there are genuine, totally legit mysteries surrounding the events of that day, and one of those mysteries comes down to one question: Why did the hijackers make five trips to Las Vegas before the strike?
I don't think that they stayed at the Venetian -- Atta spent some time in the local Econo-Lodge
! -- but you need not book into a hotel in order to meet someone there. In fact, if your enterprise is criminal, it may be best to stay somewhere nondescript. According to a report
filed by the "Homeland Security Division" of local law enforcement,
'the most crucial planning' for the worst terror act in the U.S. was done from the seedy off-Strip motels and internet cafes where the hijackers blended in with tourists visiting the gambling mecca from around the world.
Some have speculated that the attackers contemplated a strike on Hoover Dam. To me, the obvious answer was always drugs. Osama Bin Laden was a man who controlled much of the world's heroin supply, while casinos are frequently used to launder drug money.
Yes, I know that lots of people go to Vegas for lots of reasons, and nothing links the hijackers with Adelson's operation.
Still...consider: Adelson obviously despises Muslims. He is famous for declaring that all terrorists are Islamic. He is 100 percent opposed to a two-state solution (and, presumably, to a one-state solution of the sort I
would consider fair). He fell out with Ehud Olmert over that very issue; apparently, he forced Olmert out of office
and installed Netanyahu. So we know that he is a player on that level -- that he would do nearly anything to achieve his goals.
Before 9/11, the two-state solution was a real possibility. Since that time, few people have truly believed in the idea, although John Kerry
has recently spoken about reviving the Saudi peace plan.
By the way, Adelson likes to yowl about Obama's "socialism," which apparently makes doing business in the United States impossible. So he is concentrating his current efforts on the gambling paradise of Macau -- because, it seems, the Chinese government is not
(I'm going to regret this post. I know it. any reference to 9/11 brings out the kind of people whom I have long forbidden from having a say on this forum. Well, the rules still hold: Any comments from "controlled demolition" freaks will be deleted immediately.)
(The CD-ers have done an enormous amount of damage to any attempt to investigate the genuine 9/11 mysteries, since those freaks have always diverted attention away
from hijackers and Al Qaida -- which is where the real research trail begins. Indeed, I believe that this diversion is the reason why the CD myth exists.)
(My advice: If you dislike my stance, do not bother commenting. I've heard your crap before -- indeed, your usual lines of attack are so familiar as to be emetic. Certain names will trigger automatic deletion, no matter what
you have to say.)