Re: Think an Airliner crash could have toppled the Towers?...Think again!
posted at 9/8/2010 7:55 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Think an Airliner crash could have toppled the Towers?...Think again!
[QUOTE]who had the most to gain from 911? start there.
Posted by SnarkyTart[/QUOTE]
Cui bono ("To whose benefit?", literally "as a benefit to whom?", a double dative construction) is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be.
Commonly the phrase is used to suggest that the person or people guilty of committing a crime may be found among those who have something to gain, chiefly with an eye toward financial gain. The party that benefits may not always be obvious or may have successfully diverted attention to a scapegoat…
That’s the Motive part of the tried and true detective methodology, means, motive, opportunity!
In US Criminal law, means, motive, and opportunity is a popular cultural summation of the three aspects of a crime needed to convince a jury of guilt in a criminal proceeding. Respectively, they refer to: the ability of the defendant to commit the crime (means), the reason the defendant had to commit the crime (motive), and whether or not the defendant had the opportunity to commit the crime (opportunity). Ironically, motive is not an element of many crimes, but proving motive can often make it easier to convince a jury of the elements that must be proved for a conviction.
If this crime-solving method were applied to the attack of 9/11, it would force people to think for a change, instead of the knee-jerk “kill Osama” reaction we experienced.
One thing for sure, Osama and his cohorts, or Akidey, or any of those who were instantly accused of this crime, gained nothing, and lost just about everything.
But there were others who clearly benefitted, and massively so, unimaginably so. Trillions upon trillions of profit, and a death grip on our nation directing us to endless, unwinnable, wars on terror, for their massive benefit. How damned convenient that those ignorant terrorists would provide exactly the perfect excuse for them, just when they needed it?