Special Letter to the Editor

Special Letter to the Editor


Thank you for being brutally honest

Dear Mr. Schier,

First off, I would like to thank you for being so brutally honest in your approach to government news and your editorials concerning it. It’s a breath of fresh air in politically correct, AP-, and UPI-dictated Rockford.

After reading your editorial from the week of May 22, 2002 dealing with the inadequacy of President Bush’s term in office, I felt I needed to put my two cents in. I am not now, nor have I ever been a conspiracy theorist. I have never considered the grassy knoll theory as being a viable topic for party conversation. But I did watch September 11 on TV as it transpired. I was amazed, shocked, and pretty much in total disbelief of everything I was witnessing. My initial reaction, I believed at the time, was of disbelief that someone would actually have the audacity to attempt something so despicable on our soil. It took me about 12 hours to come to the realization that my disbelief was actually based on a conversation I had with my wife the day Bush was given the presidency. I told her, the only way that this guy would stay in office for more than one term was to start a war. I told her to mark my words, I guarantee you we will be at war inside of one year. And remember, this can’t be just any war, but one with popular support behind him.

Here we are eight months later, at war, and the truth is starting to leak out. I assume that this is to be expected, but I want the real truth, not the government’s finger pointing and scare tactics version. I want to know why the first order of business for Condoleeza Rice was to draft a document on the how to take out the al-Qaeda network. I also want to know exactly how September 11th could be so well orchestrated that four planes could take off at approximately the same time with two flying into both of the World Trade Center buildings at a time that the least amount of casualties would be suffered? A third would fly into the Pentagon, directly into a newly refurbished section where only minimal staffing would be present. The last thing I would like to know is why four airplanes that would normally carry over 200 passengers per plane, were carrying less than 200 combined passengers. I am not a firm believer in divine intervention, but I am a very firm believer in a carefully orchestrated deception, I am also very familiar with the term “acceptable casualty figures.” I was in Vietnam from 1967-1970, and I was part of a few CIA-backed operations, so I know first hand what certain factions within this government are capable of doing in the name of democracy. If we are to ever get the whole truth, I think we will need to start at the door of President Bush and his instantaneous 90 percent approval rating. As far as I can see, he is the only person who had any advantage to gain from this entire scenario.

Terry L. Aldershof



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