Yesterday, I received a message from a Grant Rant reader who was annoyed that in my Sunday column “It couldn’t happen in Canada? Think again?” I was critical of U.S. president Donald Trump using 9-11 as a justification for his travel ban imposed on seven Muslim-majority nations and shutting down the U.S. refugee program.
I pointed out, as did many others, that none of the 9-11 hijackers came from any of the countries on Trump’s blacklist. None of them were refugees. In fact, no terrorist attacks in U.S. since 9-11 have been committed by refugees. Rather they were committed by citizens or legal residents.
So, argued I, Trump’s ban doesn’t really do much to protect the United States. The 9-11 hijackers mostly hailed from Saudi Arabia, a nation not on listed on the ban.
Well, it turns out I was wrong. Not to criticize Trump’s use of 9-11. I was right about that. No, I was wrong about 9-11 itself:
There were NO hijackers, Grant. 9-11 was a ‘false flag’ operation by the Bush administration to start a war for oil. The buildings were destroyed by control detonations. Go watch Youtube and learn! 2 bad ur a media shill who writes whatever ur paid to instead of the TRUTH!
This is the world we are living in now, folks. In the upside down universe of #alternativefacts, one lie can be rejected by using an even more insane lie.
Sometimes there is just not enough coffee in the world to deal with the burning stupid.