David Irving, the holocaut denier and enthusiast for National Socialism extraordinaire, has been pushing the rumor that Condoleeza Rice warned San Francisco mayor Willie Brown now to fly on 9/11. On his site he opines:
David Irving comments:
ACCORDING to a report today Friday, May 17, 2002, on Pacifica Radio, the warning to San Francisco’s mayor came from squeaky-clean Condoleezza Rice. I recall that attorney general John Ashcroft received a similar warning in July.
I watched Ms. Huxtable, uh, Rice, on C-Span a day or two ago, and she seemed genuinely rattled by the disclosure of these facts; not by the facts themselves, just by the disclosure.
We hear a lot about her intellect, and sometimes even see her playing the classical piano (in staged photo opportunities); but she still always seems to me more like an asylum-seeker, newly escaped from the terrors of the Bill Cosby Show, than a Cabinet minister.
(Very clever, that reference to “Ms. Huxtable.” How all the other racists must have laughed and laughed.)
Now along comes his north American echo chamber, proclaiming
But here is the most interesting Condi Rice story: according to Willy [sic] Brown, then mayor of San Francisco (in an interview I read in the SF Examiner), she phoned him two weeks before 9/11 and warned him to take no commercial flights until further notice.
The most I could find on line from less, um, crazy sources was a rather tame piece in the San Francisco Chronicle titled “Willie Brown got low-key early warning about air travel.”
But….who knows? Now that I really think about it…it all makes sense! Maybe those Jewish art students that Justin Raimondo has fingered as being tied up in the 9/11 attacks were also in contact with Ms. Huxtable/Rice. Or maybe they were the ones who called Mayor Brown. Yeah..that’s it. I’ll have to pay more attention to those secret-radio broadcasts from the space station that I get on my fillings when the night nurses here at the clinic aren’t watching. I wonder if Lew’s listening, too.
P.P.S. After much trying, I have been unable to find any reliable citations for remarks that Condoleeza Rice “phoned him two weeks before 9/11 and warned him to take no commercial flights until further notice.” As far as I can tell, the source for the crazy story (and evidently on Lew Rockwell’s reading list) is David Irving’s holocaust-denial web site.
But I was sent an account quoting the Mayor as saying “This one of those stories that takes on a life of its own on the ‘Net and talk radio. In fact, I never received any particular warning of anything. In the previous months we at City Hall, like those at city halls across the country, were receiving notices of increased concern about terrorism. But there was never anything specific. And I didn’t get any special notice from Condoleezza Rice. We just received the same info all municipalities did.” Only a truly crazy person would have believed it in the first place, maybe someone who thinks that all black people “stick together.”