Sunday, April 15, 2007

Michael Moore ditches true 9/11 hero prior to Cuba trip

Today, the New York Post is making a big deal about activist/director Michael Moore and his trip to Cuba to get New York 9/11 first responders free medical attention since many are suffering and dying from respiratory ailments. This is for his upcoming documentary film "Sicko," which is critical of American drug companies and HMO's.

One of the heroes Moore promised to take to Cuba was Michael McCormack, a 48-year-old disabled medic who has a chronic respiratory illness. Yet, for some strange reason, McCormack was not contacted and was not included on the trip to Cuba, something he found out about last month.

Said McCormack in the Post interview about being left behind: "It's the ultimate betrayal," he said. "You're promised that you're going to be taken care of and then you find out you're not. He's trying to profiteer off of our suffering."

McCormack, I should note, is the guy who found the American flag in the rubble of the Twin Towers and was used as a sign of unity at that time.

What's interesting is that McCormack has been the center of some recent controversy, as noted by writer and researcher Paul Joseph Watson in a Sept. 15, 2006 article headlined; "9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided by SWAT Team."

Writes Watson: "McCormack is part of an organization lobbying Congress to demand a response from the federal government to the toxic dust cover-up and just compensation for the heroes of 9/11 who were deserted by their own government while the Bush administration had the audacity to use the attacks to fulfil a pre-determined political agenda by exploiting the unity created by the events of that day."

McCormack also says in the PrisonPlanet piece, which follows a radio interview he did with host Alex Jones, that he knows many people dying from WTC dust and that he has heard numerous stories from firefighters that bombs were heard going off in the WTC that day.

Writes Watson: "McCormack said the government had 'abandoned' the heroes of 9/11 and that 'when Alex tells you this is Nazi Germany, you best believe it,' describing the events as 'part of the new world order.'

Interestingly, Watson writes that McCormack is now in "a high position of employment in security with the federal government which at the moment he prefers not to divulge."

So, what are we to make of this? I don't know. Is Moore and his crew afraid of a wild card like Michael McCormack? We already know in Jones' "Martial Law" film that when Moore was confronted about his lack of serious inquiry into 9/11 in "Fahrenheit 9/11" that pursuing real questions would be "Un-American," as Moore put it.

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