Some of the images he uses are gruesome (such as close-up photos of JFK's head soon after the assassination) and others are laugh-out-loud ludicrous. His theories all boil down to one thing: George (W. and/or H.W.) Bush is to blame for everything wrong with this country. Somehow he even manages to drag the assassination of Abraham Lincoln into the mix.
To adequately describe a Hankey documentary, one must keep the thesaurus open to "ridiculous." Why do I subject myself to these exercises in inanity? Well, everyone needs a laugh now and then.
I could hardly wait to see Hankey's handling of 9/11. I approached the DVD with a mixture of anticipation and dread. Although mercifully short, 9-11 Justice plumbs the same depths as other Hankey efforts.
In its short run-time, 9-11 Justice indicts George W. Bush and his cronies Condoleezza Rice, Richard Myers, and Dick Cheney, as well as Larry Silverstein (Mr. World Trade Center himself), and treats viewers to images of these characters behind bars. Escapees from the Cartoon Network also make appearances, but there are no goose-stepping millionaires.
According to Hankey, the people who died in the Pentagon on 9/11 were chosen to die. The plane had a specific part of the complex chosen by the conspirators as its target. We are still waiting to hear the story of the plane that was headed toward the White House. What was that part of the conspiracy about?
Hankey cites a few of the same experts and interviewees seen in 9/11 Mysteries. He does not adequately explain why Bush and Company would want to blow up either the World Trade Center or the Pentagon, except to eliminate a few people they didn't like and a lot of evidence of financial malfeasance. Is Hankey saying there were no terrorists aboard the plane? He claims the terrorists are part of a conspiracy theory made up by G.W. Bush.
What happened on 9/11? Will we ever know who knew anything, who is ultimately responsible, and why? Or must we settle for the ravings of lunatics? Mr. Hankey is certainly not alone in his views of various conspiracies, and he has his followers. Whether any of the theories offered are correct or not (or somewhere in between), there must be a more respectful way to deal with the murder of thousands of Americans than with cartoons and hyperbole.