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The Dog That Did Not Bark | 07.07.2004 19:17 | Analysis | World

How did the Secret Service know for a fact that President Bush was safe where he sat reading about goats, with his location announced the day before, an unknown number of hijacked planes flying around the country crashing into buildings, and an airport only four miles away?

Go to the above link and see the video, after you've done that please read below:

We've all seen the video. It figures prominently in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11". It is the video of George Bush at Booker Elementary School being informed by Andy Card of the second impact of a passenger jetliner into the World Trade Center, then sitting there for several minutes reading about goats.
What damns the Bush administration is not what is in this video, but what SHOULD be in the video and is not. Ostensibly, Bush and Card are reacting to a surprise attack, but Bush does not act surprised, and Andrew Card does not act like a man delivering an unexpected piece of news but instead is merely delivering a progress report to which he already knows Bush will not have an immediate response.

There is one more thing that should be in this video and isn't, and that is the Secret Service, the protective detail whose one and only job is the President's safety.

The fictional Sherlock Holmes solved the crime in "Silver Blaze" deducing that it is the owner of the house who is the criminal. How does he know? Because the dog did not bark. The only criminal who could could carry out the crime and not arouse the dog was a criminal the dog already knew as a friend, the dog's owner.

Now let us turn our Sherlockian logic on 9-11. Hijacked aircraft were wandering across the eastern half of the country. In theory nobody could have known how many there are or if more planes were not in the process of being hijacked. How could they? Two of the planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. There is an airport only four miles from Booker Elementary School, and Bush's presence at the school was known to the public 24 hours in advance. Nobody would have assumed he was not a target.

And yet the President's Secret Service Detail did not rush in and remove the President to a secure location, or at least to the safety of the armored Presidential Limousine. That's their job. That's what they do in the case of a real surprise attack with so many unknowns. They don't do anything else.

But the President's Secret Service Detail did nothing. The dog did not bark.

Bush defenders try to explain away Bush's inaction as not wanting to upset the children. Michael Moore explains away Bush's inaction by suggesting he hadn't been told to leave. But Michael Moore failed to follow that line of reasoning through to its logical conclusion; where were the people whose job it is to get the President to a place of safety in event of attack, the people who would have, SHOULD have, pulled Bush out of there, children and public appearances be damned! And in point of fact, the Vice-president's Secret Service Detail was busy hustling Dick Cheney off to his secret bunker at the exact same time we see the President's Secret Service Detail, well, the point is we DON'T see them do much of anything at all!

The President's Secret Service Detail did nothing. The dog did not bark.

If the events of 9-11 were really a surprise to the United States Government, then there is no way that the President's Secret Service Detail could know there wasn't a hijacked or stolen plane headed towards Booker Elementary School that very second.

The President's Secret Service Detail did nothing. The dog did not bark.

The President's Secret Service Detail should be in that video but they are not. From their inaction, it is clear that the President's Secret Service Detail KNEW FOR A FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT A TARGET OF ONE OF THE HIJACKED PLANES. And the only way anyone could know that for a fact at that moment is to have known what the targets of the hijacked planes were, at that exact moment, standing there in the school.

The President's Secret Service Detail did nothing. The dog did not bark.

Quod Erat Demonstradum, the Bush Administration was part of the 9-11 plot.

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See also:

Why was Bush allowed to visit Booker Elementary on 9/11?

An Interesting Day: President Bush's Movements and Actions on 9-11


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  1. gormless front man? — -
  2. puppets on strings. — b.t. fish
  3. Remember — Newsman
  4. ...And — The Merciful
  5. Oh dear oh dear oh dear — AmusedMan