Thursday, December 10, 2009
Jesse Ventura tackles 9/11 on “Conspiracy Theory”. No mention of the episode on Prison Planet
Could it be because Alex Jones was not asked to be in it?
by Larry Simons
December 10, 2009
On the second episode of “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura”, Ventura takes on the subject of 9/11. I thought it was an overall good episode and I was extremely shocked that it was aired. I had several issues with it but at the same time, I realize that Ventura only had an hour to work with [well, 43 minutes technically].
My issues with the show:
1. Ventura did not talk to David Ray Griffin, who I personally think is the #1 voice of the 9/11 truth movement [however, he did include Steven Jones, so that partially made up for it]
2. Ventura spent too much time on the black boxes. It’s a very important issue, but it gave the appearance that the black boxes were the #1 smoking gun of 9/11. I personally feel WTC 7 is the main smoking gun, but Ventura only mentioned that briefly.
3. None of his researchers even knew what a False Flag operation was. How can you call yourself a researcher and not know this? I wasn’t even bothered by the fact that people on Ventura’s team were skeptics of the 9/11 cover-up. I think that’s good that he has people who hold different views.
4. Ventura said nothing about the Pentagon and barely mentioned Shanksville.
5. Ventura didn’t ask the FBI agent about the 80+ surveillance cameras that supposedly caught on tape what really hit the Pentagon and why the American people cannot see them. The FBI supposedly confiscated these tapes.
6. This episode should have been a two-parter. There is simply too much to cover in one episode.
7. Ventura mentioned the False Flag Operation Northwoods to his research team but he never specifically told them and the viewers watching what it was [and he got the year wrong too; he said it was 1961 when it was 1962].
8. What was Ventura trying to prove by going to Hanger 17 at the John F. Kennedy International Airport? Did he think someone would let him right in and hand over to him a giant steel beam from the World Trade Center to examine?
9. Why didn't Ventura talk to Sibel Edmonds or members of the 9/11 Commission? Why didn't Ventura make an attempt to talk to Dick Cheney [who many believe was directly behind the orchestration of 9/11]?
10. Why didn't Ventura attempt to debunk the would-be 9/11 debunkers like Popular Mechanics, NIST, the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel?
I realize Ventura only had an hour, but any of my 10 issues, had they been incorporated into the episode, would have made it much better than 75% of the show that Ventura gave us.
I don’t want to make it appear as if I’m upset about the show. I commend Ventura for doing the show, but he should have taken a little more time and tackled the very top smoking guns and spoke to the very best people. Ventura did a great job in speaking to Steven Jones, but that segment should have been much longer. Evidence of explosives in the WTC dust is a huge smoking gun, but it took a back seat to supposedly unrecovered black boxes.
Yes, I had complaints, but at least on my site I give Ventura credit and mention the episode. There is not one peep about Ventura’s 9/11 episode on Prison Planet [or should I say climategate.com?]. I wonder why. Maybe it was because Alex Jones was not mentioned or even interviewed for that episode.
Alex Jones considers himself the father of the 9/11 truth movement and is even friends with Ventura, yet Jones is not in the episode at all. Maybe since Jones was excluded from the episode, he is retaliating by not mentioning the episode on Prison Planet. I have no proof of this, but I do know that whenever 9/11 is mentioned on any TV program, it hits Prison Planet the very next day. Ventura’s hour-long episode exposing the truth of 9/11 is officially the most airtime any prime time show has given the alternate views of 9/11 to date, and Prison Planet ignores this?? That’s hardly a coincidence.
Perhaps another reason why the episode was not mentioned could be that Prison Planet had many criticisms of the show as well. Since Alex Jones and Ventura are chumsy pals, Jones may have issued the decree from on high to the Watson boys [Steve and Paul, the main Prison Planet writers] to not be openly critical of the episode. Again, I have no proof, but it's a likely possibility.
I thought it was interesting that Flight 93 in particular was not included into all of the talk of the black boxes, primarily because Flight 93 was the flight in which we were told passengers overpowered the hijackers, causing the plane to crash in a field in Shanksville.
The black box plays a huge role with this plane, because we were told that the families of the Flight 93 victims were able to listen to the “last 30 minutes” of their loved ones lives from the flight recorder in 2002. The 9/11 commission report says no black boxes were recovered. So, what in the hell were the Flight 93 families listening to in 2002? Ventura never mentioned that either.
Also, a popular theory about Flight 93 is that the reason why it was shot down [and it was shot down] is because there were at least two passengers on that flight who knew how to fly a plane. It is believed by some that not only did passengers overpower the hijackers, but that they were also flying the plane. The government found out passengers were flying the plane and shot it down, thus not leaving it to chance that supposed hijackers would be found alive so that they might have the opportunity to be tried in court and expose a government involvement. This was not mentioned either.
Ventura did a good job and I commend him for the effort, but I would have been much happier if more thought and preparation would have gone into this episode. Ventura should finance a feature film about this in the future. What say you?