The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions

Policies, Security

The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions

With US political leaders Democrat and Republican alike rushing to embrace the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and an eager media receiving the Commission’s 567-page report as the whole story, the history we can stand upon forevermore, everyone who cares about the fate of American democracy will want to know something about what those pages actually say. <P>The Commission’s account, by popular reckoning, has made an impression with its heft, its footnotes, its portrayal of the confusion of that sobering day, its detail, its narrative finesse.

Yet under the magnifying glass of David Ray Griffin, eminent theologian and author of The New Pearl Harbor (a book that explores questions that reporters, eyewitnesses, and political observers have raised about the 9/11 attacks), the report appears much shabbier. In fact, there are holes in the places where detail ought to be thickest: Is it possible that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has given three different stories of what he was doing the morning of September 11, and that the Commission combines two of them and ignores eyewitness reports to the contrary?

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Belly of the Beast: A POW’s Inspiring True Story Faith Courage Survival Aboard The Infamous WWII Japanese Hell Ship Oryoku Maru

Other Atrocities, Threats

Belly of the Beast: A POW’s Inspiring True Story Faith Courage Survival Aboard The Infamous WWII Japanese Hell Ship Oryoku Maru

Describes the brutal ordeal of U.S. Naval Corpsman Estel Myers as a POW aboard the infamous Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru during World War II, detailing the suffocation, malnutrition, torture, disease, and other hardships that claimed the lives of more than three quarters of the prisoners

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