Just A Dozen Questions for Charlie Veitch
by Martin Truther on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 10:06pm
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Charlie Veitch, he is a fairly well-known internet 9/11 truther personality with a penchant for street performance and protest using a megaphone to challenge crowds out of their business-as-usual shopping as part of his "love police" routine. He's also been a staunch 9/11 truther for a few years. Recently, he accepted an invitation to participate in a 9/11 retrospective television program that focuses on taking several "truthers" to visit "experts" regarding events at the WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville. After his participation, much to the astonishment of many in the 9/11 truth community, Veitch revealed, in a recent Youtube video, that he's completely changed his mind about 9/11 and no longer believes there was a conspiracy or that the towers were destroyed by controlled demolition.
Serious people within the 9/11 truth movement have long said that we don't know what happened but that we have many, many questions that were either not investigated by the 9/11 commission or were white-washed by the commission. Anyone who wishes to be taken seriously and who radically and suddenly changes their position on 9/11, given the opportunity to interview a number of "experts" should have asked and should have answers for at least some of the most basic questions raised by citizens' investigations of the events of 9/11. For example--
1. What about the confiscated security videos from the vicinity of the Pentagon-- why haven't they been released to the public?
2. What about the molten metal dripping out of WTC before the collapse?
3. What about the molten pools of liquid metal under the WTC rubble?
4. What about all the people who heard explosions?
5. What about the pre-announcement by the BBC of WTC7's collapse?
6. What about the simultaneous blow-outs of a line of windows on 10 floors at the beginning of WTC7's collapse?
7. Why did the Bush administration resist having an investigation for so long?
8. What about the man who couldn't get the FBI to investigate the hijackers before 9/11 who later turned up dead by poisoning?
9. What about Aaron Russo's description of his conversation with Nick Rockefeller about the "event" out of which we would invade Afghanistan and Iraq?
10. How do you explain the 9/11 put options trading?
11. How do you explain various officials, such as Willie Brown, receiving advance warning not to fly on 9/11?
12. What about the missing plane in Shanksville?
These are only the most basic questions and I would hope that any 9/11 truther worth their salt would have asked, given the unusual access to supposed experts that was Mr. Veitch's privilege. I haven't heard Veitch address these points in any of his most recent interviews. I hope he'll rectify that ommission because I seriously doubt the television program is going to go into these questions if past mainstream efforts are any indication of the level of investigative curiosity we can expect.
The main point of explanation that Veitch offers is what he calls the "wall of absurdity" argument which essentially posits that any conspiracy that requires the participation of thousands of people is absurd on its face because so many people would not be able to keep a secret.
To that argument I would say that we have only to look at what does happen to whistle-blowers in our system of government-- their careers are destroyed, they're gagged by grand juries (a la Sibel Edmonds) and, sometimes, they are permanently silenced, as with the D.C. madam interviewed by Alex Jones. And, in spite of all that, some still do come forward, but are ignored and ridiculed rather than hailed and venerated for their sense of public duty.
9/11 isn't the only conspiracy for which a wealth of information is available for those willing to look. From political assassinations both domestic and foreign to fiascos run by big pharma to financial melt-downs, there are many examples of how large operations involving compartmentalization, containment, revision, media control and public relations-- propaganda-- are conducted.
As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes said, "When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains--however improbable--must be the truth." The preponderance of evidence and testimony about 9/11 does indeed lead to a rather large scale conspiracy involving a large number of people.
Perhaps Charlie hadn't reallty thought that through before. Perhaps Charlie realized, after reflecting on the scale of the conspiracy, how little chance he (or any of us individually) has of making a difference and decided to choose his battles and bow out of 9/11. If so, I can't really say I blame him. The truth of the depth of corruption in high places is not for lightweights.