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       Wednesday, September 13, 2006

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Hugo Chavez, Oliver Stone on Same Page With 9/11 Conspiracy Theories; What Does it Mean?

Do you believe in coincidences? Actually, I do -- but not in all cases. There are things going on out there that could conceivably be coincidental, but it strains credulity to the nth degree to believe that.

Let's begin with the fact that belligerent Venezuelan "president" Hugo Chavez has publicly stated his belief that it is possible that 9/11 was an inside job:

"The hypothesis is not absurd . . . that those towers could have been dynamited. A building never collapses like that. . ." Well, ordinarily that's true, but ordinarily buildings aren't hit by large, fuel-laden commercial airliners traveling at 500 mph. Nonetheless, Chavez continued:

"The hypothesis that is gaining strength . . . is that it was the same U.S. imperial power that planned and carried out this terrible terrorist attack or act against its own people and against citizens of all over the world."

And why? "To justify the aggressions that immediately were unleashed on Afghanistan, on Iraq."

Iraq you can sort of understand since it has oil. But Afghanistan? Where's the percentage in that? Unless. . . Maybe it was all about seizing Afghanistan's poppy crop. Then they could flood minority communities in America with cheap dope for the purpose of killing as many as possible and just keeping the rest down. Or something like that. I'm just brainstorming what might be going on in Hugo's head.

The important point is that Chavez believes that the theory of 9/11 being an inside job is completely plausible and guess who else does also? Drum roll, please. Oliver Stone!

But wait a minute. What about that warm and wonderfully fuzzy movie he made called "World Trade Center" that was completely non-political, that simply celebrated some of the heroes of that fateful day and that even most conservatives raved about?

Well, here's the thing. Once a paranoid conspiratorialist, always a paranoid conspiratorialist. Doesn't mean you can't do a few other things in between, but you always return to what you love most.

Accordingly, in Moscow recently, Stone hinted to journalists that he is considering making a movie that would look into the "conspiracy" around 9/11. "There is a great story in a movie, a conspiracy by a group of people in the American administration who have an agenda and who used 9/11 to further that agenda."

He went on to accuse President Bush of mishandling the fight against Osama bin Laden and using the crisis to stoke fear and bolster his own power at home in a way that was "right out of George Orwell."

You just had to know that the mind that directed the movie "World Trade Center" would not be inhabiting the body of Oliver Stone for very long. Okay, fine, but what does this have to do with Hugo Chavez? Well, try to follow me here.

Stone has been absolutely smitten with Fidel Castro for years now and has made not one, but two movies praising the bearded and seasoned dictator. Meanwhile, Chavez and Castro have in recent times become bosom comrades. Can you then see how there could be a connection between Stone and Chavez?

It's not exactly difficult to imagine these guys sitting up all night doing tequila shooters, bashing the Bush administration and hashing out a bare-bones script for Stone's next conspiratorial schlocku-drama. These evil geniuses could be working together on some sort of "agenda," the nefarious details of which we are not yet aware, that goes way beyond a simple Bush-bashing movie.

Add to this the fact that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadgenocide -- er, I mean, Ahmadinejad -- has embarked on a trip that will take him to both Cuba and Venezuela and you simply have too many coincidences piling up.

Am I starting to sound paranoid and conspiratorial? You bet. Could I start a website based on exposing all these "coincidences" and attract millions of hits? Most likely. Will I? I'm thinking about it. . .

Greg Strange provides conservative commentary with plenty of acerbic wit on the people, politics, events and absurdities of our time. See more at his website:

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posted by Greg Strange at 9:45 AM  


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