Disorganized Conspiracy

When you've got money and power, who needs meetings in secret boardrooms?

According to The Independent on Sunday of October 14, 2001, "To the embarrassment of investigators, it has also emerged that the firm used to buy many of the 'put' options—where a trader in effect bets on a share price fall—on United Airlines stock was headed until 1998 by 'Buzzy' Krongard, now the executive director of the CIA. . . . There is no suggestion that Mr Krongard had advance knowledge of the attacks."

September 11, 2001: the biggest insider-trading op ever?
photo: Michael Appleton
September 11, 2001: the biggest insider-trading op ever?


  • Part One: No Such Thing as Paranoia On the culture of conspiracism
  • Part Two: Opus Heyday The success of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code excites interest in a secretive Catholic lay groupóand further notes on the culture of conspiracism
  • This information isn't "secret," but indicates a more coherent motive for the September 11 attacks than the conjuration of insane Islamists who "hate our democratic freedoms," and who can therefore serve as pretexts for a "war on terror" that has so far done little to protect American citizens but has grossly enriched the corporate sponsors of the Bush administration, such as Halliburton, Bechtel, and myriad other interests whose emissaries revel round the campfire every summer at Bohemian Grove. And because it reveals what modern conspiracies are really all about, you are likely to find some garbled, discrediting version of it on page B27 of your daily newspaper rather than above the fold on page 1.

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