March 9, 2007


A 9/11 Conspiracy? 'I Would Not Be Surprised,' Says Tikkun Editor (Daniel Treiman, Feb 06, 2007, Forward)

Rabbi Michael Lerner, the longtime activist and editor of Tikkun magazine, has published an essay saying he is open to the possibility that the American government may have been behind the September 11 terrorist attacks.

"I would not be surprised to learn that some branch of our government conspired either actively to promote or passively to allow the attack on 9/11," Lerner wrote in an essay published in the new book, "9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out." Lerner added that he would also not be surprised if it turned out that the attacks were not the result of a government conspiracy.

"I am agnostic on the question of what happened on 9/11," he wrote in his essay for the book, which includes articles by other contributors arguing that a government conspiracy was behind the September 11 attacks. "As other authors in this collection have shown, there are huge holes in the official story and contradictions that suggest that we do not know the whole story."

Tikkun prints David Ray Griffin's article
In a rare demonstration of courage by major U.S. news media, Rabbi Lerner, editor of TIKKUN magazine, has printed author David Ray Giffin's article "The American Empire and 9/11" in the March/April 2007 issue.

Ah, yes, the American Left, where courage is rare, but moonbattery commonplace.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 9, 2007 10:46 AM

Tikkun is "major US news media"??

Posted by: AC at March 9, 2007 11:27 AM

9-11 was never a pretext for the American Empire; Israel is the pretext for the American Empire.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 9, 2007 12:24 PM

Is Hillary still a follower of Lerner?

And what political 'meaning' would he ascribe to 9/11 - that the American government killed its own citizens to go rampaging around the globe? Or that baseless, fringe theories can influence history if they are repeated long enough?

One doubts he would say anything about radicalized Islam.

Posted by: ratbert at March 9, 2007 3:37 PM

What I like about all these conspiracy fantasies that the US gov't is somehow complicit in mass murder is how complacent the perpetrators seems. It's almost as if they think such actions are normal for governments, and the only problem here is that Bushilter&co just got caught. Then again, considering how all the governments they've supported over the decades (Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Ho, Castro, and on and on...) do seem to have an affinity for dealing industrial scale death, why should they be upset?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 9, 2007 4:11 PM

"After all, nothing demonstrates your independent cast of mind quite like advertising the fact that you have the exact same [unsane] political beliefs as all your friends." -- Hatemonger's Quarterly

Posted by: jd watson at March 9, 2007 7:29 PM