By: Cliff Kincaid
On the anniversary of 9/11, I am used to seeing the claims that Dick Cheney and other officials bombed the World Trade Center in an “inside job” designed to drag us into war. This is the Alex Jones school of thought. He also claimed the children murdered at Sandy Hook were child actors. For the latter, he has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to the families of the victims.
When former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon promotes the Alex Jones school of lunatic thought, he makes Trump supporters look stupid.
Jones became the face of the 9/11 “truth” movement, even though another Jones, former Obama official, and Marxist Van Jones, was another prominent advocate of the view that America attacked itself on 9/11.
The 9/11 “truth movement” was not concerned about the real truth but political gain for the opponents of the Bush Administration. That is why a Marxist like Van Jones, and others like him from the “progressive” side of the political spectrum, were a major part of that apparatus.
This is not to say that there are no anomalies and problems in the official story. We know that a military intelligence unit, Able Danger, had identified several of the 9/11 hijackers in the U.S. a year before the 9/11 terrorist attacks were carried out.
And the FBI knew as well.