Washington Post criticizes DPJ lawmaker for views on 9/11 attacks

TOKYO —Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Yukihisa Fujita faced bitter criticism in a Washington Post editorial this week for what the major U.S. daily described as a ‘‘bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus’’ conspiracy theory over the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States.

In its Monday editorial, the newspaper presented Fujita’s views on the terror attacks, including his argument that some hijackers remain alive and that ‘‘shadowy forces’’ with advance knowledge of the plot profited from stock trading.

Arguing that his views ‘‘seem to reflect a strain of anti-American thought that runs through the DPJ and the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama,’’ the newspaper said the Japan-U.S. relationship ‘‘will be severely tested’’ if Hatoyama tolerates such ‘‘reckless and fact-averse’’ elements.

The Washington Post also said Hatoyama’s actions and those of the DPJ-led government raise questions about his commitment that ‘‘Japan’s alliance with the United States remains the cornerstone of its security.’‘

Fujita, director general of the DPJ’s International Department, quickly issued a statement in which he said, ‘‘At no point did I draw the conclusion that 9/11 was a conspiracy,’’ while Hatoyama told reporters Tuesday that the views were those of an individual lawmaker and not those of the party, let alone the government.

In the English statement issued Tuesday, Fujita, who was described by The Washington Post as ‘‘an influential member’’ of the DPJ, complained, ‘‘I find it totally regrettable that this kind of biased article should be published in the Washington Post,’’ noting that there were some factual errors in the piece including his title.

The 59-year-old lawmaker also said he had given an interview to the newspaper believing it would focus on immigration issues and his comments on the Sept 11 attacks were part of ‘‘an informal chat’’ separate from the interview.


My question about the Washington Post article are why now?  Yuki Fujita has been saying these things a few years now with no recognition from the mainstream US press.  So, why now?  Coupled with the media’s treatment of the recent Pentagon shooter (calling him a 9/11 conspiracy theorist within an hour or so of the story breaking and painting all truth-seekers as potential terrorists), this is suspicious.  Why now?  Why trick Fujita with an interview you never print, just to catch him saying stuff he’s already said publicly?  Why no by-line on this op-ed?  Who wrote it?

The 911 Truth Movement: Debunking the official story

If the Tea Party movement is the spoiled stepchild of the American news media, then the 911 Truth movement is the mad woman in the attic of U.S. journalistic culture.

As I suggested in my previous column, the Tea Party’s notoriety and popular appeal is fueled by press coverage that is, by turns, wildly enthusiastic and wholly uncritical. In contrast, American news workers have long ignored, shunned or ridiculed the 911 Truth movement. Likewise, relatively few international news outlets have taken the 911 Truth movement seriously. Until now.

“News reports that bring up troubling questions about the official story surrounding the events of Sept. 11, 2001, are gaining traction in the international press.”
According to a new study published by Global Research, a Canadian-based independent research organization, news reports that bring up troubling questions about the official story surrounding the events of Sept. 11, 2001, are gaining traction in the international press.

Significantly, these news narratives no longer frame the 911 Truth movement as so much conspiracy theory. Rather, independent, commercial and public service news organizations the world over are giving serious consideration to allegations that challenge the veracity of the official story that emerged in the days and weeks following the 911 attacks.


A Guide to the 9/11 Whistleblowers

When losing a discussion on the facts of 9/11, a so-called 9/11 “debunker” will often rely on an old canard to “prove” that 9/11 could not have been an inside job: “So many people want their quarter hour of fame that even the Men in Black couldn’t squelch the squealers from spilling the beans,” write self-satisfied defenders of the government story. According to the logic of this argument, if there are no 9/11 whistleblowers then 9/11 was not an inside job.

So what if there are 9/11 whistleblowers? What if these whistleblowers come from every level of government and private industry, individuals who have even had their cases vindicated by internal government reports? As you are about to see, there are numerous such whistleblowers and each one is a thorn in the side of those who want to pretend that the 9/11 Commission represents the sum total of knowledge on the 9/11 attacks.


a 30 year old conspiracy

We Are Change LA chapter confronts Bob Kerrey of the 9/11 commission who also admits they were lied to by the Pentagon.  the really good stuff starts approximately 5:43 in and ends with a whopper as kerrey says 9/11 is a “30 year old conspiracy”!  This is an interesting admission.  Ya gotta wonder if he means 30 years old on 9/11/2001 or 30 years old as of today.  If the latter, he could be referring to the CIA’s funding of Bin Laden and the Muhajadeen against the Soviets in Afghanistan.  If he means 30 years before 9/11/2001, then he might be referring to Rumsfeld and Cheney inside Nixon’s whitehouse.  Or he could be meaning something more hidden…or throwing out a red herring.  No matter what, it is a very interesting statement from an insider.  I would not expect anything else from Kerrey, though.  He was likely picked for the 9/11 commission because he has enough skeletons in his own closet (Lawrence King/Franklin Credit Union pedophile ring) to be kept in his place.