Having childcare responsibilities this afternoon, I decided to watch a bit of TV in the hope the boys would fall asleep.
They did not, but I still managed to watch the whole of Anthony J Hilder's film 9/11 The Greatest Lie Ever Sold. Those of you with satellite packages can go to Channel 200 and watch Controversial TV, where hours of this type of pap is available. I tweeted some comments as I watched it, but all the usual 'truth' standbys were here. Take casual racism - we were informed the 19 hijackers could barely speak English and were more used to riding camels than driving a car. Yet 15 of these men were from Saudi Arabia, the wealthiest and most developed of the Arab nations. Leader Mohammad Atta was far from being a rural hick but an Architecture student who spoke Arabic, English and German. I doubt we can say the same for Mr Hilder.
Hilder pushed repeatedly the need for the left and right to come together (and he calls others fascist!) in this instance ideological unity is required, not against the Bolshevik menace but the New World Order. Indeed so curious was Hilder's world view that he thinks that China is still a Communist country - in case he has not noticed, China's capitalist economy is outstripping even that of the United States.
Some big names from the world of conspiracy turn up - Jim Marrs, with Lydon Larouche probably deserving the long service award in this field - but I was particularly impressed by a new name to me - Will Thomas. He states that no fewer than seven of the 19 9/11 hijackers are still alive.
I offer a simple challenge to 9/11 'truthers' - both in the West and the Arab world. I will close this blog if you can achieve an interview with any living 9/11 hijacker. Surely one of the seven is willing to make his fortune by coming out to the world's press?