Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal’s incisive essay of 27 October 2002 reads like it was only written yesterday and sometimes with the hindsight of events that are still unfolding.

“astonished military experts, cannot fathom why the government’s automatic `standard order of procedure in the event of a hijacking’ was not followed. Once a plane has deviated from its flight-plan, fighter planes are sent up to find out why. That is law and does not require presidential approval, which only needs to be given if there is a decision to shoot down a plane. Goff spells it out: `The planes are all hijacked between 7:45 and 8:10am. . . . Who is notified? This is an event already that is unprecedented. But the President is not notified and going to a Florida elementary school to hear children read.'”

This was the first and most obvious question – how did the US military manage to not respond to a threat? And the primary illogic that supports the hypothesis the USA went to war over oil long before 9/11 – the New American Century people were inventing ways to politically support the abuse of the US economy and military to ensure oil could be pumped across Asia as some grand military chess game and post modern colonial land grab without precedent? And does that somehow include the Democrat Congress now in its thrall – polluted by war spending and appointing to Attorney General an open supporter of water-boarding – an illegal method of interrogation that sounds like torture to me – sort of a being seen to go against your principles. Or will the American people wake up to the simple that they bought into it in the first place by allowing a highjacked Republican party to rule them despite the warnings by writers like Gore Vidal; makes me wonder what the heck I am doing writing about it year after year. Not as if anyone listens.

Wake up – the USA is over investing in ensuring the future does not adopt new values that are less harmful to the environment and the vast population of the Earth. The idea of a super cabal who want to see a world with a population of less than 1 billion who achieve this by one world government and enforcement is becoming mainstream. Conspiracy theory may be a normal reaction to bad government and there is little doubt in the eyes of many that the Bush administration is not performing the actions of a good government.

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