I couldn’t take it anymore. Hasselbeck has got to step up her show prep to combat Rosie. Rosie gives no facts … just opinions easily destroyed if you can withstand her loud mouth. The Tonkin Gulf comment and the Iran hostage comments sent me over the edge. I went to the View’s website in a desperate attempt to assist Elisabeth in her ongoing battles with the abominable pumpkin-head. No doubt she receives several of these a day, but I’m hoping that my corporate email address from the station will allow me to stand out. Here is what I had to say:
I’m a talk show host in Las Vegas, NV, former infantryman who conducted counter-terrorist operations against bin Laden before 9/11. Rosie has been outright lying lately on the Tonkin Gulf incidents (plural), 9/11, Iran, the Patriot Act, and the war.
I want to give you some basic info on some things she’s been attacking you with lately. In reference to the WTC. Research Leslie E. Robertson and LERA … they built the WTC and support the official story. Conspiracy theorists never have a response to what they’ve said. Simply ask Rosie next time she brings it up what she thinks of what Robertson and LERA have had to say. She won’t know who you’re talking about.
In regards to WTC 7 … read the following from the Deputy Fire Chief who was there.
Deputy Chief Peter Hayden on the collapse of WTC 7:
Hayden: Yeah. There was enough there and we were marking off. There were a lot of damaged apparatus there that were covered. We tried to get searches in those areas. By now, this is going on into the afternoon, and we were concerned about additional collapse, not only of the Marriott, because there was a good portion of the Marriott still standing, but also we were pretty sure that 7 World Trade Center would collapse. Early on, we saw a bulge in the southwest corner between floors 10 and 13, and we had put a transit on that and we were pretty sure she was going to collapse. You actually could see there was a visible bulge, it ran up about three floors. It came down about 5 o’clock in the afternoon, but by about 2 o’clock in the afternoon we realized this thing was going to collapse.
So we gathered up rollups and most of us had masks at that time. We headed toward 7. And just around we were about a hundred yards away and Butch Brandies came running up. He said forget it, nobody’s going into 7, there’s creaking, there are noises coming out of there, so we just stopped. And probably about 10 minutes after that, Visconti, he was on West Street, and I guess he had another report of further damage either in some basements and things like that, so Visconti said nobody goes into 7, so that was the final thing and that was abandoned. Firehouse: When you looked at the south side, how close were you to the base of that side? Boyle: I was standing right next to the building, probably right next to it. Firehouse: When you had fire on the 20 floors, was it in one window or many? Boyle: There was a huge gaping hole and it was scattered throughout there. It was a huge hole. I would say it was probably about a third of it, right in the middle of it. And so after Visconti came down and said nobody goes in 7, we said all right, we’ll head back to the command post. We lost touch with him. I never saw him again that day. More eyewitness accounts at http://www.firehouse.com/terrorist/911/magazine/gz/
Firehouse magazine is the industry magazine for firefighters, and they support the official story as well.
FYI, the Loose Change guys have admitted that their movie has falsehoods in order to get people to “check it out.”
In reference to Iran and the British hostages. It is illegal for Iran to have taken them in the first place … even if they were in Iranian waters. Typically they would be escorted out of Iranian waters … this is an internationally accepted practice. Problem is that the British were 1.7 miles in Iraqi waters, and have release the GPS data to prove it. Read that here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6501555.stm
Is coercing prisoners to write letters, and give TV interviews torture in Rosie’s opinion? It is akin to her claims of torture at Gitmo. How about promising to release one hostage, and then rescinding that promise?
The Tonkin Gulf incidents happened over a 3 day period and involved 2 separate altercations. The incident with the USS Turner Joy was an overzealous sonar man, and was not enemy contact. That is the one Rosie was referring to the other day. However, 2 days before that the USS Maddox was attacked by 3 N. Vietnamese gunboats, and evaded a torpedo fired at them. This attack is confirmed with video footage, and damage to the Maddox from the mounted guns on the gunboats.
You should bring up the Appeal for Redress and the Appeal for Courage to let military personnel have their opinion heard. The Appeal for Redress has received lots of media coverage and is anti-war. The Appeal for Courage is pro-war, has received no media coverage but has far more signatures.
Hope this helps with your battles with Rosie, and please let me know if you need any help with topic research.
I’ll let you know if she takes my advice.