Was Robert Novak the Father of the 9-11 Truth Movement?
By Peter Duveen
PETER'S NEW YORK, Tuesday, August 18,
2001--Famed conservative columnist Robert Novak, whose death from brain
cancer was reported in the press today, was among the first to
raise the question of whether insiders played a direct role in the
tragic events of of September 11, 2001 On that day, according to the
government's version of the events, four American commercial airliners
were hijacked by teams of Muslim terrorists from the Middle East. Two
of the airliners were flown into each of the twin towers of the World
Trade Center in New York City, a third plowed into the Pentagon
building in Arlington, Virginia, and a fourth crashed into a field in
rural Pennsylvania, according to government accounts.
Novak was quick to state that the events smacked of a conspiracy of insiders.
"Security experts and airline
officials agree privately that the simultaneous hijacking of four
jetliners was an 'inside job,' probably indicating complicity beyond
malfeasance," said Novak in the lead sentence of his weekly column only
two days after 9-11.
Novak's column continued: "In the rage
and mourning following Tuesday's disaster, few officials wanted to
dwell on how a 10-year hiatus of airline hijackings in this country
could be followed by four in one hour. At a minimum, the blame can be
put on ill-trained, incompetent personnel performing the screening of
passengers. At the worst, security experts fear collusion with
terrorists, possibly even extending to the cockpit. This is a subject
that the airlines are loathe to discuss."
Novak was not the only journalist to imply that insiders were active in implementing 9-11. New York Times columnist William Safire theorized that the terrorists had assistance from within the major U.S. intelligence agencies.
Safire, in his column of September 13,
2001, stated: "...knowledge of code words, presidential whereabouts and
possession of secret procedures indicates that the [9-11] terrorists
may have a mole in the White House—that, or informants in the
Secret Service, F.B.I., F.A.A. or C.I.A."
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