Tuesday, June 16 2009 - Open Letters
9/11 Truth Movement Rejects Propaganda of Hypocrisy
To sign our statement rejecting this outrageous propaganda repeatedly pushed by Glenn Beck, just send an email to us as described below.
We as members of the 9/11 Truth community deplore all forms of hatred and violence, including the unprovoked murderous attack by James von Brunn on June 10, 2009, in the Washington Holocaust museum. We also deplore peddlers of hatred who use such events for their own purposes, such as Glenn Beck, who recently said that von Brunn, because of his attack, was now "a hero in the 9/11 Truther community," which "would like to destroy the country" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnfJeUzzKk).
There is no foundation whatsoever for these flagrant lies. Beck intentionally overlooks the fact that he shares Von Brunn's views on the Federal Reserve (stating "it's totally fine to speak out against the Fed"), views that von Brunn acted upon when he tried to arrest the Fed's Board with a bag of weapons in tow. Beck essentially overlooks the fact that von Brunn took action on his White Supremacist views, leading him to murder a Black guard in a Jewish museum. Yet Beck cautions viewers that 9/11 Truth advocates pose a graver threat, and are bent on working with al Qaeda to destroy the nation. ("... people like white supremacists or 9/11 truthers that would also like to destroy the country. They’ll work with anybody they can.")
Beck ostensibly encourages thinking for oneself, questioning authority and holding people to account when it comes to the Fed, yet when it comes to the crimes of 9/11, the mere act of questioning is treasonous, fraught with potential dangers on a scale that threatens the nation itself. Beck facilitates the unfounded, concerted effort to equate all 9/11 Truth advocates with anti-Semites, a propaganda tactic to minimize and demonize dissenting views. Like von Brunn, Beck advocates hatred for those who hold views counter to his own.
Tuesday, June 16 2009 - First Responders/Health Effects
9/11 heroes may get health care cuts while hospital fights government
By Stephanie Gaskell
Nearly 2,000 sick 9/11 first responders could be left without medical care while a New Jersey hospital battles with the federal government for more money, the Daily News has learned.
The Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in ., says it expects to run out of federal funding next month.
It has requested more money, but the Office of Management and Budget in Washington has disputed the hospital is broke.
"The promise is that the check's in the mail," said Dr. James Melius, of the New York State Laborers' Health and Safety Fund. "But it's been in the mail now for two months."
Tuesday, June 16 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Alleged 9/11 mastermind: 'I make up stories'
Bravo!! Are we actually experiencing the return of investigative journalism in some corporate press? And of course, huge thanks to the ACLU (who needs support) for their invaluable work in once again forcing the release of these transcripts.
See also "CIA Mistaken on 'High-Value' Detainee, Document Shows", By Peter Finn and Julie Tate, Washington Post Staff Writers:
... Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times, appears to have invoked the U.S. Constitution to protest his treatment. He described the response he received: "You are not American, and you are not on American soil. So you cannot ask about the Constitution." Mohammed also said he lied in response to questions about bin Laden's location. "Where is he? I don't know," Mohammed said. "Then he torture me. Then I said yes, he is in this area." ...
By DEVLIN BARRETT
WASHINGTON -- Accused al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed complained that interrogators tortured lies out of him, though he proudly took credit for more than two dozen other terror plots, according to newly released sections of government transcripts.
"I make up stories," Mohammed said at one point in his 2007 hearing at Guantánamo Bay.
In broken English, he described an interrogation in which he was asked the location of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
"Where is he? I don't know," Mohammed said. 'Then he torture me. Then I said, 'Yes, he is in this area or this is al Qaeda which I don't know him.' I said no, they torture me."
Yet at the same military tribunal hearing, Mohammed ticked off a list of 29 terror plots in which he took part.
Tuesday, June 16 2009 - Editorials
It's Time to Speak Truth to Power
By James Hufferd, Ph.D.
When I was living in Brazil as an academic two decades ago, the country's powerful military, after years of running the show, cut a deal with the ascendant progressive civilian politicians giving them full latitude unimpeded within a certain sphere, but leaving other aspects of the country's affairs strictly and permanently under military control. The result was Brazil's new Constitution of 1988, which made voting a compulsory duty of citizenship. As a result, no non-progressive candidate for the presidency has gotten anywhere since. But elective civilian power is strictly limited.
It strikes me that the relationship between the constitutional government of the U.S. and its para-military security services, the tools of shadow dictators of multinational mega-business, has gotten to be strikingly similar. If my observation is correct, it would largely explain the seeming cowardice and complicit status of the whole Congress, vis-à-vis the rogue executive branch and its repeated trampling of the Constitution in recent years: Congress, including its progressives, simply knows where the line is. And Congress knows, even in advance, that the Executive, brought to heel by the shadow government's board of directors, will disdain the Constitution and public opinion in carrying out its ruthlessly enforceable "agreement" with the true sovereigns of the United States.
I am as dismayed as anyone that our new, more progressive President has not so far turned out to be a change agent in the vital sphere of civil liberties and restoring accountability through due process. But, my take is a bit different than most: I suspect that he doesn't govern as an enlightened democratic leader, responsive to the public will and constitutional mandates, because he can't. Like his recent "progressive" predecessors (maybe more than them, because he was maybe not supposed to gain the presidency), he governs with a gun to his head. Even so, he might have a scheme in mind and make a dash to put it into effect at some point. Highly intelligent JFK, like Lincoln earlier, tried a gambit (by way of disestablishing the Fed and introducing the "Greenback", respectively) to defeat the encroaching financial masters. And, apparently, both paid.
Sunday, June 14 2009 - In the Media
What Is Patrick Fitzgerald Trying to Hide from the Public?
By Rory O'Connor, MediaChannel.org
Powerful prosecutor and public figure Patrick Fitzgerald has been waging a chilling private jihad aimed at "killing" a book critical of him.
Okay, so he's one of the "sexiest men alive" -- but what does Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago and Special Counsel in the CIA leak case, have against us poor, unsexy journalists? It's bad enough that Fitzie won't answer my questions: ("Rory. I just wanted to get back to you and let you know that I am going to decline to be interviewed. Thank you. Pat") It's worse that he was responsible for the jailing of New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who spent 85 days behind bars. Now comes word that Fitzgerald, who must have too much time on his hands now that Scooter Libby has been freed and Rod Blagojevich indicted, spent much of the last year and a half going after another journalist, Peter Lance, in an attempt to kill a new edition of Lance's investigative book Triple Cross by threatening to sue both the author and his publisher for libel.
Originally published in November 2006 by Regan Books, a division of Harper_Collins, Triple Cross uncovers the story of how Al Qaeda master spy Ali Mohamed infiltrated U.S. intelligence in the years leading up to 9/11 - "and how the FBI's elite bin Laden squad failed to stop him." Among the radicals trained by Ali Mohamed --and photographed by the FBI in 1989 -- one would go on to kill Rabbi Meier Kahane in 1990; three were convicted in the World Trade Center bombing in 1994; and two (including Kahane's killer) were later convicted by then-Assistant U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald in 1995 in what became known as the "Day of Terror" plot to blow up the bridges and tunnels into Manhattan. The book also details how the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's offices in New York prosecuted terrorists before 9/11, including "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman, who infamously tried to blow up the World Trade Center, and others who bombed US embassies in Africa. And Lance alleges that Fitzgerald, when he was an assistant U.S. attorney in the 1990s, discounted information that may have revealed the existence of an Al Qaeda cell in New York years prior to September 11, 2001.
Friday, June 12 2009 - unpublished
9/11 Truth Activist to Sue Glenn Beck and Fox News for Defamation
Friday, June 12, 2009
An East Coast 9/11 truth activist is preparing to file a defamation lawsuit against TV / radio personality, Glenn Beck, the producers of the Glenn Beck Program, and the Fox News Channel.
Specifically, Greg Hoover will be suing the above-described defendants in Federal Court for Beck's having repeatedly broadcast statements characterizing those who question the government's official version of the events of 9/11 as, "anarchists," "terrorists" and as persons denying the Holocaust.
The complaint will note that - on October 22, 2007 - Beck suggested that those identifying themselves as associated with the 9/11 truth movement are "dangerous" "anarchists" who deny the Holocaust, and are "the kind of group that Timothy McVeigh would come from."
Friday, June 12 2009 - Editorials
9/11 Truth Comes Home
It's late spring 2009 in New York City and an unannounced unidentified U.S. government plane streaks across town. Recollecting the horrors of 9/11, the incident scares the he-be-gee-bees out of the citizenry. Some miles to the north, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D/NY), while attending an April 18th "Tour of the Battenkill" annual bicycle race in Cambridge, New York, responds to a question regarding efforts here in New York City to establish a new investigation of 9/11. Lending his qualified support to such an inquiry, he said that he was positively disposed toward a new investigation into the events of 9/11, though his support for such a probe would depend on the form it would take. "I think it's not a bad idea," he said. "You know, you've got to do it in a good way, but yes, I'd be for it."
An associate of Schumer, New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, also recommended a fresh look at the events of September 11, 2001. Commenting this past May 27th to a young reporter who himself had suffered the loss of a loved one during 9/11, the senator responded to the question of a new investigation by suggesting that "another review, or a fuller hearing" is warranted given the number of unanswered questions put forward by victims families since 9/11. "I think those questions should be answered," she stated, going on to affirm that, "it's important that every family member have every question answered."
Friday, June 12 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Barrie Zwicker interviews MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon at University of Waterloo
Posted June 10, 2009
by 'Simuvac' at 911blogger.com
Presented by the University of Waterloo 9/11 Research Group
Friday, June 12 2009 - Truth Movement News
A Commitment to More Civil and Effective Collaboration in the 9/11 Truth Movement
This statement was originally published in February of 2007 and has since remained posted at our About Us page; today it seems timely to repost it to the front page. Given the current climate of fear and hatred swirling about us--indeed, throughout our society, perpetuated by much of the media, government spokespersons and individuals seething with hatred--we would do well to re-commit, as a community of truth advocates, to continuing truly 'civil and effective' work.
Because we still lack subpoena and discovery powers, members of the 9/11 truth movement and American citizens as a whole will not be able to fully connect the "dots" of 9/11 events until key classified documents and videos are leaked or released. In the meantime, many of us will develop theories about those events and what really occurred. Given the incompleteness of the facts at hand, our theories will invariably differ. They therefore can and should be sincerely discussed and analyzed, but this debate must not obscure the reality that the investigative tasks we face still remain extremely challenging.
We believe our campaign to expose the truth of 9/11 offers the world more essential insights into current political and economic reality than any other modern movement and therefore can empower the most profound social transformation of our age. This work is far too important to debilitate with egotism, zealotry or self-inflicted wounds, and we must make every effort to sustain the unprecedented progress we have made.
Because the 9/11 truth movement presents grave moral, legal and political threats to those in power, we would be naïve to not anticipate covert governmental intervention in our activities and attempts to divide, disrupt and discredit us by promoting hateful or repellant theories and sowing internal discord. Indeed, the greatest risk these forces pose to our work is not espionage or disinformation; it is the provocation of destructive mistrust between authentic activists.
We the undersigned therefore commit ourselves to work together towards our greater goals with the least possible rancor and internal strife. We agree to reject ad hominem denunciations and attacks upon others' motives, and focus our critical attention upon the logic, factual evidence and probability supporting certain hypotheses instead. Our ultimate goal must be the full disclosure of 9/11 truth, which is disserved by factional warfare on behalf of partial points of view. We will strive to fill in the gaps of the evidentiary record, so that facts dictate our conclusions rather than conjecture or emotional charges and appeals.
Finally, since we ourselves must embody the societal changes we wish to see, we vow to continue our work with fierce devotion, but also with mutual respect, selflessness and above all, honesty.
Friday, June 12 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
5 Monkeys - A Video about People
Excellent representation of present-day life in America...
June 10, 2009
Artwork and Music Produced by Peter Zaza
Special thanks to David Dees for the use of his poster in this video.
Thursday, June 11 2009 - In the Media
What the Murders of Dr. Tiller and Holocaust Museum Guard Really Mean
June 10, 2009
I believe that anyone who promotes further murders like Dr. Tiller or the guard at the holocaust museum are guilty of terrorism. As a Muslim blogger wrote about the Tiller murder:
On the other hand, anyone who tries to label the maniacs who committed the murders as "right wingers" is painting with too wide a brush.
The murders - and the prevention of potential future attacks - are part of an important law enforcement issue. But just as it was insane to invade Iraq based upon a false linkage with 9/11, it would be insane to try to label millions of Americans as being dangerous just because they are republicans, or liberals or any other group.
Remember, many on the left say that the people and the treasury are being looted by the big corporations and fat cats . See this, this and this. So don't fall for the old divide and conquer trick of trying to distr act from the populist anger which both the right and the left righteously feel at being ripped off.
Wednesday, June 10 2009 - Truth Movement News
9/11 World Trade Center Expert to Give 100th Talk in San Diego Area
To: NATIONAL EDITORS
Contact: Dwain Deets of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, +1-760-445-3242, dadeets (at) cox [dot] net
SAN DIEGO, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2009, architect Richard Gage, AIA, will give his 100th talk on behalf of more than 640 architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition as the cause for collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings on 9/11. After careful examination of forensics data inconsistent with the official account, these professionals are calling for a new, independent investigation into the 9/11 atrocities.
A practicing architect for more than 20 years, Gage is the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). Comprised of more than 3,600 petition-signers, members, architects and engineers, the organization contends at its Web site, AE911Truth.org, that the official FEMA and NIST reports provide insufficient evidence to explain the towers' destruction. AE911Truth points in particular to the destruction of the third high-rise, World Trade Center 7, which was not hit by an aircraft yet came down in less than seven seconds. The group bases its conclusions solely on forensic evidence and does not engage in conspiracy theories or in assigning blame for the destruction.
Tuesday, June 9 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Barrie Zwicker at Edmonton Questions 9/11, May 2009 - Video
Part 1 of 5, documenting Barrie Zwicker's presentation:
Tuesday, June 9 2009 - Civil Liberties-Police State
WeAreChangeLA confronts 9/11 criminal 'General' Richard Myers
Can we hope that one day Americans will honor courageous individuals who confront their own fear to stand up and question "authorities" to demand truth and accountability? As a nation, we remember Thomas Jefferson and George Washington with great honor, yet had they not likewise stood up to reject tyrannical "authority" we would not have America at all. Unfortunately, in 2009, rather than honor present day courage, nationalist fever leads otherwise good people to vehemently shout down honest questioning and dissent, then put us in a choke hold while they drag us away. Shame on you, America, who chooses to be deceived, to pay money to listen to criminals reinforce your nationalist pride while soldiers and children die because of your lack of courage. Shame...
Submitted to 911blogger.com by Shumonik on June 8, 2009
On May 20, 2009, General Richard Myers was at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California to give a talk and a book signing. Bruno Bruhwiler and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel of WeAreChangeLA were there to call into question the 'General's' credibility when it came to talking about 9/11 and threats to the nation. Watch the following 3 videos, created by Paul Wittenberger, to see what happened.
Part 1 of 3:
Tuesday, June 9 2009 - Other Important News
Something “Very Wrong” in State Dept History Office
Excellent reporting from the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy. Since the State Department's Office of the Historian produces "the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy and one of the most important vehicles for declassification of historical records", 75% of employees alleging "lack of transparency," among other problems is significant. On the other hand, perhaps we can hope "departures of experienced staff historians" from this 'official' foreign relations history-creation office may bode well for other organizations (The National Security Archive, for instance) documenting accurate history.
June 8, 2009
FAS Project on Government Secrecy's Secrecy News
An Inspector General review (pdf) of the State Department Office of the Historian (HO) last month confirmed that there were serious management defects in the Office and recommended reassignment of its Director as well as other changes.
The Office of the Historian is responsible for production of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, which is the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy and one of the most important vehicles for declassification of historical records.
Allegations of mismanagement and declining performance had surrounded the Office for years until the Chairman of the State Department Historical Advisory Committee, Prof. Wm. Roger Louis, resigned last December to dramatize his concerns that the FRUS series was "at risk." (See "State Dept: Crisis in the 'Foreign Relations' Series," Secrecy News, December 11, 2008).
"In varying degrees, nearly 75 percent of the present HO employees interviewed ... were critical of the way the office is run," the IG reported. "They alleged favoritism, cronyism, a lack of transparency, lack of interest in the FRUS, disparagement of the staff, suspicion, an absence of leadership, and, in general, the creation of an unhappy workplace."
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