Monday, June 19, 2006

Loose Change

Helen Wheels and Tina were posting about a film called "Loose Change, edition 2. I'd never heard of the film, so I googled it.

It is a documentary looking at a conspiracy theory surrounding 9/11/01. They offer a free DVD to anyone who lost family or friends, which you must documents.

I lost a friend, Laura Lee Morabito, who was one of the sweetest, nicest people I've ever known. She was my sales rep from Qantas when I was in the Chicago area. When she moved to Boston with her husband, we were all so sad to lose her. But she mentored me and encouraged me to move from Chicago to Los Angeles. I saw her in August, 2001, right after I'd moved. It was at our Aussie Specialists Corroboree. She was part of the "Qantelles", a singing group made up of the sales reps, who entertained us in silly costumes, singing the praises of the airline. She and I caught up, chatted about all kinds of stuff -- and at the end of the weekend, said "see you in September" -- she was coming back to Los Angeles on Sept. 11, for a sales meeting.

I ordered the DVD from the Loose Change website. The website alone makes me sick with rage; if 1/10th of what they are saying is indeed true, then this administration did more than simply allow the attacks to happen. There is a screening on June 21st, 7:00 PM, The Art Theater 4th + Cherry, Long Beach, California. Free Admission, Q&A Session. Not sure if I will make the screening, I have a committment on Wednesday from 6 - 7, so if I can get out of it, I will be there. If what they say is true, then we are in more trouble than any of us can imagine. If what they are doing is to raise questions, I applaud them for that. If what they say is true, I fear for their lives. Because an administration that is capable of attacking its own nation is certainly capable of "disappearing" three young filmmakers.


Yoga Korunta said...

This is the closest I am to someone who died in the Towers. The men who planned and financed the attack should be the ones dying, not the innocent citizens who are victims of their own mad leaders.

robin andrea said...

Your dear friend was on one of those planes bound for LA from Boston that slammed into the World Trade Center? Does it get any more horrific than that? I've been hearing these stories about the complicity of the Bush administration, and the more I hear the more it sounds plausible. Shit. The truth of the matter is that these people are capable of anything. That's why they win elections. Stealing elections means not a whit to them. Killing people is just part of the business of doing business. I hope you make it to the film. I am sorry for your friend. This tragedy is endless.

DivaJood said...

Yoga, I'm sorry for your cousin's husband's loss -- I'm sure, like everyone else personally affected, that he's never quite adjusted. I don't agree with the solution being to cut off aid to Israel, but that's a whole other topic.

Robin Andrea, it just never gets easier. I don't think I will be able to go to the screening on Wednesday, but I will see the DVD which I ordered. But stealing elections is only the route to further their agenda -- how else do they manage to shred the Constitution, murder countless citizens, moniter phone calls, yadda yadda yadda.

anita said...

I posted the Loose Change video on my site a couple of months ago and just last week took a look at it again. There is so much stuff in that video that can only be described as breathtakingly disturbing. From beginning to end. It really should be 'required viewing' for anyone who makes any decisions relative to the 9/11 events or writes about the consequences.

To me, what is the most disturbing though, in terms of the actual 'mechanics' of the attack (meaning, over and above the devestating human, emotional, and national losses suffered as a result of the attacks) is how the documentary shows (i'm tempted to say 'beyond a doubt' here but who am I to make that level of pronouncement) quite convincingly that the toppling of the towers was in fact the result of a 'controlled demolition' (i.e., explosives seem to have been placed within and throughout Towers 1, 2 and 7 PRIOR to 9/11) which was more facilitated rather than caused by the planes themselves.

If that scenario is in fact true, then then all, literally ALL the rationale for the war machines in Iraq and Afghanistan are absolutely blown to bits. And, on top of that, it also leads one to believe (which many already do) that the 9/11 Commission's 'findings' were not only deeply flawed, but totally superficial.

From Day 1, even I, just little old me, suspected that a controlled demolition brought the towers down. It literally occurred to me as I was standing just on West Broadway, just block north of Canal Street on eerily sunny 9/11 morning and watched both towers pancake so elegantly in front of me. (I work in the construction industry and "knew" the towers quite well, engineering wise, from projects I was involved in over the years.)

I just wish someone, someone in a position to do so would address this glaring issue. Then maybe I'll be able to sleep at night.

I exaggerate. Kind of.

anita said...


It literally occurred to me as I was standing just on West Broadway, just block north of Canal Street on eerily sunny 9/11 morning ...

It occurred to me as I was standing on West Broadway, just a block north of Canal Street, on that eerily sunny 9/11 morning ...

anita said...

sorry for going off on a tangent on your blog divajood. obviously, this is an issue that touches some very raw nerves for many people.


DivaJood said...

Anita, thanks for your comment. I'm still wondering where the plane that hit the Pentagon went, and still, what? Five years later? in shock from watching video over and over and over of the first plane hitting the tower, knowing a good friend was on that flight. It never occured to me that the two towers collapsed so perfectly, like a controlled demolition, until I read the evidence page on the Loose Change website. Yet in hindsight, it makes perfect sense.

Yes, there are a lot of raw nerves still, and made more so by the increasing quagmire that this administration is getting us into in Iraq, and then soon enough Iran. They definately used 9/11 as their excuse to justify invading Iraq, no question about that.

Helen Wheels said...

DivaJood, I'm so glad this had such an impact on you. It should be seen by everyone. Then let the naysayers refute the technical details themselves. I went to a site a few weeks ago that supposedly refuted everything... but they didn't give any evidence, only pointed to various "pundits" who called conspiracy theories "crazy." This is getting more mainstream. Yes, those folks better watch their backs (the makers of the film). I have just been researchign and reading about the Oakland protesters from 2003 who got SHOT BY POLICE with wooden bullets, some of who have permanent injuries. I saw a few of them interviewed on LinkTV. It was so sad... one woman who still has a damaged leg (after 2 skin grafts) said she will never protest again. And that's exactly what they want. WTF is this country coming to?

DivaJood said...

Helen, I haven't seen the DVD yet, still not sure if I will get to Long Beach tomorrow night (nobody to take the committment so far) and so will wait for the DVD. BUT their website is quite powerful, and is (in my opinion) well researched and documented.

Having said that: I go back to Sept. 11, 2001 itself -- my sense, immediately, was that this was allowed to happen. There is simply no way on earth, post Pearl Harbour, that an attack of this magnitude could happen on US soil without prior knowledge that it was coming and therefore sanctioned.

I've been unwilling to see the film UA93, which is about the people who fought back on the plane that went down in PA. Something about it feels quite manufactured, out of the propaganda mill. Something doesn't feel right about it.

In answer to the question WTF is going on in this country: we are in the early stages of a dictatorship. History will show the 2000 election as a bloodless coup; and the slow devolving into dictatorship that followed.