Trump Teases 9/11

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Originally Published February 2016

Donald Trump:

We went after Iraq, they did not knock down the World Trade Center. It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country, Iran’s taking over, okay.

But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center. Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay? But you will find out.

This is ALL going to end really badly, folks. Whether Trump becomes president or not, this is not going to end well.

This is all going to end with a Bush-shaped Joe Pesci character going to town with a metaphorical baseball bat. Because by separately invoking the Saudi connection AND his belief that GWB’s administration “didn’t do enough” to prevent 9/11, Trump is coming reaaaaal close to outright saying that the Bush family (and, by association, the White House) were actually involved with 9/11.

Here are articles from more mainstream news websites regarding the relationship between the Bushes and the Saudi royal family:

“Bush Has Given the Saudis a Free Pass” (Salon)

“The Tangled Web of U.S.-Saudi Ties” (CBS News)

“Pre-9/11 Ties Haunt Saudis as New Accusations Surface” (NY Times)

Now, I don’t believe Trump is “teasing” all this information because he is some sort of crusading Rorschach-type whistleblower obsessed with providing truth to the American people. No, I think he’s going at all this with the unrestrained glee of a petulant child who’s ready to take all the “dark secrets” that the larger Powers That Be have mutually decided to keep quiet and spray them all over the world like a shitfaced droog with his dick sticking out of the car window.

And that’s…just going by the lessons of “consensus” history alone (keeping the conspiracy theories out of it), I just don’t think this is going to end well.

However,

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