Maybe the life of the nation is at stake, and maybe it isn’t. Maybe this is a time of unprecedented tyranny, and maybe it is simply what was just out of view on the same road we have been traveling for the last seventy years. Maybe this was a sea change and a quantum leap, or maybe it was neither. Regardless of the proper description of the event and this time in history, 9/11 has become an opportunity. Scattered in the rubble of the destroyed buildings and what’s left of the bill of rights is a particle of hope. Continue reading →
1. There are many eye and ear witnesses to explosions at the towers, but I will cite just a few here. Lt. William Walsh, FDNY, was on a gas leak call on Canal Street. He heard a loud explosion, thought it was Con ED, looked up and saw the first airliner fly into the North Tower. He went there, found burned, dying bodies in the lobby, saw the huge marble panels blown off the walls, and found the doors to the elevator shaft that goes from the 6th subbasement to the 30th floor, and no higher, blown off their hinges. This is clear evidence that there was an explosion involving the elevator shaft at some point lower than the 30th floor. Continue reading →
They say the truth will out. That is what is happening with the 9/11 investigation. When was the last time the official story could extol a new discovery? With the skeptics it happens every week. Small but significant sprouts of truth are coming up all over the place. For example, in the transcript of the testimony of Norman Mineta before the 9/11 Commission. Continue reading →
It seems like a lifetime and a war ago, but at some point I thought politics was the way to combat the outrage of 9/11. What follows was my first, and really last, effort in that regard.
My name is Bill Veale. I have decided to run for the United States Senate, and I am seeking your support. After a lot of reading, thought, study, and commiseration, I have come to the conclusion that the attacks of 9/11 were, in their essence, an inside job perpetrated at the highest levels of the U S government. I have done my best as a private citizen to demand action from my elected representatives and from opinion leaders throughout the country. Continue reading →
I have never thought of myself as so smart or so courageous. And here I chastize those who are clearly the former for not being the latter. The world is full of arrogance; have I found a bit of a supply of my own? Continue reading →
Pretending for a moment not to be a convert to the pinnacle of conspiracism, putting aside the several, if not many occasions when it was necessary to defend with a certain amount of vehemence those ideas which Cockburn and others of the Left have scoffingly dismissed as lunacy, is there a manner in which the subject can be approached with an open-mind, and with reason and caution and circumspection? After all, many, if not most of us, arrived at this craggy spot overlooking the most frightening of chasms, not out of whim, or fanciful political disposition, but rather through an introduction to Professor David Ray Griffin’s work, New Pearl Harbor. Continue reading →
War on Poverty. War on Drugs. War on Hunger. War on Disease. War on Illiteracy. War on Prejudice. War on Violence. War on War. What in the world is the matter with a war on terror? The answer is nothing, as long as all we are doing is proclaiming our abhorrence of a particular human condition and pledging to undertake an effort to eradicate it. Politicians have been employing rhetorical devices forever and declaring war is simply another instance, if one of the more overused and pedestrian. Continue reading →
Here is the speech that would have kicked off my candidacy in 2007 or so.
Everyone has the right to wonder what I am doing here. The leaders of this community have given me an opportunity to speak. They know that I have begun a journey. They know that I am driven to make that journey because of who I am, and what I believe, and the way I was raised. I am unable to rest. I am pushed and prodded and provoked and propelled to act, and I know that you will give me a fair hearing. Continue reading →
I guess if I have a target in this hypothetical quest, it is Senator Dianne Feinstein. The following is a catalogue, of sorts, of the reasons why I believe she has disserved the citizens of this state and country:
1. At the very best, Senator Feinstein did not make an effort to get to the bottom of the crimes of 9/11. If she had doubts about the handling of the investigation or the fact that the administration did its best to prevent an investigation, she did not make them public. If she was shocked or dismayed by the dispatch with which the evidence of the World Trade Center collapses was hauled away, she did not share that reaction with the public. Continue reading →
Let’s begin with a couple of assumptions. First, let’s assume that excellence in journalism is often found in the ranks of Pulitzer Prize winners. Second, let’s assume that the stories that contribute to the winning of that prize are ones documenting significant struggle in the society whether on a local or national scale. Third, let’s assume that any journalist covets a Pulitzer. Fourth, let’s assume that there are demonstrable, provable facts concerning a moment of national crisis about which several books have been published that challenge conventional wisdom concerning that crisis. Why is there no reporting on the subject? Is it because no one sees a Pulitzer in it, because the facts were published in another forum by someone else? Continue reading →