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General Myers’ Senate Testimony – 9/11/03

DOSSIER ON GENERAL MYERS’ ACTIVITIES ON THE MORNING OF SEPT. 11

Comments by “Stickdog”

General Myers was acting head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on September 11th. On September 13th, he is going for a nomination hearing to be made head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This is the most important day of his life because on this day that Myers, an Air Force General with thousands of hours of time flying fighter planes, is acting chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It’s the only day in history that the continental United States has ever been attacked from the air.

Myers claims he is at Senator Max Cleland’s office at 8:40 EDT. He sees on TV that the first plane has hit the World Trade Center. He claims on Armed Services Radio that at that point he went in and met with Cleland for an hour. Nobody called him and told him that a second plane had hit, that the air corridor had been closed between Washington and Cleveland, that a plane had been hijacked in Ohio and was flying back to the Pentagon. Then he also claims that when he walked out of Cleland’s office, he was handed a portable phone and it was the head of NORAD–the North American Aerospace Defense Command–telling him the Pentagon had been hit.

Now these are unbelievable assertions. Doesn’t the man have a beeper? Doesn’t the man have a cell phone? Doesn’t the man have a secretary who knows where… Continue reading

Ground Zero Perimeter is Public Property

Arrests at Ground Zero 

By Michael Kane

On March 18th, 2004, activists from the No Police State Coalition were vindicated in New York Criminal Court. Port Authority Police falsely arrested activists and claimed the sidewalk in front of Ground Zero was private property.

Free speech and free assembly are guaranteed at Ground Zero.

 

Jason Blank was one of the wrongfully arrested defendants. His case went before Judge Judith Levitt in New York State Criminal Court. The arrest dealt with a charge of trespassing on a public sidewalk that Port Authority police falsely claimed was private property. Angel Kelly spoke on the behalf of the Port Authority. Lt. Gilbert was present during the arrest on February 7, 2004. The following exchange is from transcripts of the case
- docket number 2004SN022190.

THE COURT: Was it inside the train station?

MS. KELLY: Not inside, but right at the entrance of it, which now leads up to the sidewalk. Before, previously, prior to 9/11 the Path Station was underground. Now the reconstructed temporary station now leads upward to the street level.

THE COURT: That’s the sidewalk. It says he was on the sidewalk.

LT. GILBERT: The train station it is all sidewalk to the exit. The entrance and exit that is part of the station.

THE COURT: But the sidewalk is a public place. It is not part of the premises of the Port Authority.

MS. KELLY: Your Honor, it is the possession of the Port Authority. That entire area is the… Continue reading

The coincidence theorist’s guide to 9/11

I posted an earlier version of this last week at Democratic Underground. I’ve added a number of more entries, and links for all.
Original: http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2004/08/coincidence-theorists-guide-to-911.html

Happy coincidenting!

That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people, and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we’re talking about.

That intelligence agencies, financiers, terrorists and narco-criminals have a long history together is well established, but the Nugan Hand Bank, BCCI, Banco Ambrosiano, the P2 Lodge, the CIA/Mafia anti-Castro/Kennedy alliance, Iran/Contra and the rest were a long time ago, so there’s no need to rehash all that. That was then, this is now!

That Jonathan Bush’s Riggs Bank has been found guilty of laundering terrorist funds and fined a US-record $25 million must embarrass his nephew George, but it’s still no justification for leaping to paranoid conclusions.

That George Bush’s brother Marvin sat on the board of the Kuwaiti-owned company which provided electronic security to the World Trade Centre, Dulles Airport and United Airlines means nothing more than you must admit those Bush boys have done alright for themselves.

That George Bush found success as a businessman only after the investment of Osama’s brother Salem and reputed al Qaeda financier Khalid bin Mahfouz is just one of those things – one of those crazy things.

That Osama bin Laden is known to have been an asset of US foreign policy… Continue reading

On Ungrounded Theories & Disinformation

1. Pod Theory, “whatzits” and other curious physical-evidence claims

Those who would expose 9/11 truth face daunting obstacles: A government shrouding the evidence in secrecy. A near-blackout in the mass media about the anomalies associated with Sept. 11. Widespread denial and resistance to even imagining hypotheses that deviate from the official story.

(911Truth.org Editorial – August 20, 2004)

Frustrated 9/11 researchers may naturally wish for an instant smoking gun, a killer clue like the one invariably discovered by detectives on the TV show CSI, something to finish off the official story in a single blow. Unfortunately, this impulse invites a lot of misinformation, spurious theories, and e-mail reports from fabricated whistleblowers. Many of these notions are packaged as bombshell revelations in the area of physical evidence.

These “discoveries” typically misinterpret some sliver of evidence, often building an edifice on little more than a few low-resolution stills from video. An early player in this game was the “Webfairy,” who claims that the video of the first tower attack (as taken by the Naudet Brothers on 9/11) does not show an airliner but rather a missile or mystery object. For a complete dismantling of this fallacy, along with a professional’s introduction to standards for assessing video evidence, we recommend the articles by Eric Salter at questionsquestions.net/WTC/767orwhatzit.html and his recent follow-up at questionsquestions.net/WTC/webfairy.html . Salter explains why it is important for 9/11 truth activists to confront the spread of false evidence head-on in his discussion of Gerard Holmgren, a writer who has argued… Continue reading

Why still so many unanswered questions?

$14 million and 18 months later:

As 9/11 Commissioners continue nationwide tour, group calls on journalists and citizens to question them about dramatic omissions in their report . . .

- Dossier of open questions initiated at 911Truth.org

- Coming Sept. 7 in print form: “The 9/11 Omissions Report”

- Summer of Truth events in New York City: Aug. 27-Sept 17

- Public hearings to be held in New York, Sept. 9

- Town hall on Events of Sept. 11 at Manhattan Center Ballroom, 9/11/2004

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 27, 2004

A new campaign within the burgeoning September 11th truth movement is calling on journalists and citizens to confront the authors of “The 9/11 Commission Report” with key questions ignored in their report, and to demand full disclosure.

 

“Besides recommendations, the Commission was supposed to provide the full and definitive account of 9/11 events,” said David Kubiak, executive director of 911Truth.org. “Unfortunately, its evasions are so obvious that the Commission is effectively abetting a cover-up” His group is accompanying the Kean Commission’s nationwide tour with an online dossier of research on the report’s failures, available at the 911Truth.org website.

The initial version begins with just a few of the most obvious 9/11 Omissions:

  • Why does The 9/11 Commission Report ignore reports that the alleged 9/11 plotters received funds from the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI?
  • Why does the report fail to ask why the U.S. chain of command – Bush, Rumsfeld, Myers, Winfield – did nothing when it… Continue reading

Zogby Poll: 50% of NYC Says U.S. Government Knew

Editor’s Note:
New Zogby poll finds 50 percent of New York City residents and 41 percent of New York state overall think high officials knew about 9/11 in advance and “consciously” failed to take action…

 

Zogby InternationalPolling/Market Research Public Relations Services Marketing Strategies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, Aug. 30, 2004

Half of New Yorkers Believe U.S. Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9/11 Attacks and “Consciously Failed” To Act;

66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York’s Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals

(Utica, NY) – On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders “knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act,” according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5.

(DOWNLOAD COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF RESULTS)

The poll is the first of its kind conducted in America that surveys attitudes regarding US government complicity in the 9/11 tragedy. Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as “very conservative” supported the claim.

The charge found very high support among adults under 30… Continue reading

Press Conference with Cynthia McKinney, 9/9 in NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 7, 2004

Citizens Challenge 9/11 Commission and

Official Story of Sept. 11 Attacks

With Major Events this week in New York City

For complete program see http://summeroftruth.org

Events follow Zogby poll showing 49 percent of
NYC

residents suspect U.S. government knew about

9/11 in advance and "consciously" allowed it to happen;

66 percent call for new criminal investigation by

Congress or New York attorney general’s office

See http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20040830120349841).

11:30 a.m. Sept. 9th, 2004 in New York City



PRESS CONFERENCE & MEDIA AVAILABILITY

With Hon. Cynthia McKinney and the 9/11
Citizens’ Commission.

Panelists and representatives of 911Truth.org, 9/11 Citizens’ Watch, NY 9/11
Truth and Walden3.org.

Paul Thompson (cooperativeresearch.org, The Terror Timeline).

Michael C. Ruppert (From the Wilderness Newsletter, Crossing the Rubicon).

WHEN? 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9th, 2004 in New York City

WHERE? Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

(To register, please contact: Kyle Hence, tel. (212) 243-7787 or mailto:kfh@911citizenswatch.org)

To be followed at 1 PM on the same day by

The 9/11 Citizens’ Commission

THE OMISSIONS HEARINGS

Co-Chaired by Once and Future Congresswoman
Cynthia McKinney

and Bush Sr. administration Housing Undersecretary Catherine Austin Fitts

With testimony from FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, John Judge of 9/11
Citizens’ Watch, and many others. (See http://summeroftruth.org)

At 8:00PM on the same day please join us for

The World Premiere of "The 9/11 News Show You Never Saw"

THE GREAT CONSPIRACY

With Producer/Director Barrie Zwicker, Vision
TV Canada

Repeat showing: 9:30PM

Tickets $9… Continue reading

Major 9/11 Truth Events Planned World-Wide

Marin on Saturday, September 11 that features speakers from diverse popular movements, plus a variety of humorists, artists, and healers—all converging around the mounting evidence that high-level forces within the U.S. government were complicit in the tragic events of three years ago. Speakers include noted authors and luminaries such as Jim Garrison (president, State of the World Forum), Medea Benjamin (cofounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange), bestselling investigative journalist Jim Marrs, and comedian Swami Beyondananda. The proceedings will open with a free 9/11 film festival on Friday evening, September 10. (The links below give complete details on the activities of the weekend.)

Under the conference theme of "birthing a new world through facing America’s shadow," a series of independent researchers will share evidence that brings into serious doubt the validity of the 9/11 Commission Report as well as the Bush administration’s official story. The program will then transition into speakers who will address the need for systemic social and political changes in the light of these findings. A final emphasis toward late afternoon will be placed on healing and comedy, with several leading spiritual teachers, artists, and entertainers offering words of wisdom and humor. An interfaith group of ministers and healers will also be on hand for the event throughout the day.

In addition, author Jim Marrs will continue presenting "9/11 truth" on his West coast book tour, beginning with a 4-hour "9/11 Intensive" on the afternoon of September 12th, at the College of Marin, along with videographer/activist Ken… Continue reading

Press Reaction to the Zogby Poll

Below are some of the media outlets who reported on the Zogby poll:

UPI

Washington Post

Al-Jazeera

Scoop

BigNewsNetwork

MotherJones Magazine

WorldNetDaily

UN Observer

Common Dreams

Truthout

World News

Democracy Now

Yahoo Financial News

Stop Bush

Newsmax

World Socialist

Philadelphia Daily News

Two PDF files

Waking Up from Our Nightmare

– The 9/11/01 Crimes in New York City


by Jim Hoffmann and Don Paul

A Book Exposing the Core Facts of the September 11th Attack.

“This concise, thoroughly-sourced and richly illustrated book exposes the core facts of the 9/11/01 crimes —
that the Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed through controlled demolition,
and consequently, that the attack was an inside job.”


Recommended by Dr. KEVIN DANAHER, Cofounder, Global Exchange:

“People who know that our government lies to us on a regular basis need to consider the possibility that there is a huge lie being perpetrated regarding what really happened on 9-11-01. An objective examination of the facts shows that there are dozens of holes in the official story being promoted by the Bush administration and the corporate media. Do yourself and our country a favor by taking off the blinders, confronting your fears, and considering the possibility that our leaders are lying to us once again. Don Paul’s and Jim Hoffman’s Waking Up … does the public a great service by graphically exposing some of the lies regarding the 9/11/01 crimes in New York City, and then proposing alternatives to the system that perpetrates such crimes and lies.”

More reviews here.

Buy it from 911sharethetruth.com

The Terror Timeline
Year By Year, Day By Day, Minute By Minute

A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11–and America’s Response

by Paul Thompson

Reviews of the book

“THE TERROR TIMELINE is a tremendous resource that will give readers a truly independent means of judging our government in its errant conduct of the war on terror.”

– PETER LANCE, author of Cover Up and 1000 Years for Revenge

“A spectacular resource that is an essential tool for anyone who is truly interested in understanding the events leading up to 9/11.”

– CRAIG UNGER, author of the House of Bush, House of Saud

“This is the basic book on 9/11. Paul Thompson’s work tells what happened that day, tracing the events leading up to the attack, and what has transpired since. After years of self-serving reports by ineffectual politicians in Washington, there is at last an independent report, based entirely on publicly known facts, that is thorough and reliable. Read it and decide for yourself whether there was a cover-up. It is truly remarkable. Thank God there are people like Thompson.”

–JAMES RIDGEWAY, author of The March to War

“Paul Thompson’s Timeline has served as the definitive source for any researcher attempting to penetrate the mysteries of 9/11. This book [could] effect a major change in the course of U.S. history.”

– PETER DALE SCOTT, author of Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Columbia, and Indochina

“Paul Thompson’s exhaustive and richly detailed research has now provided the world with a veritable treasure trove of 9/11 information. If you want… Continue reading

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

A new book by Michael C. Ruppert


foreword by Catherine Austin Fitts

New Society Publishers
Click here to purchase.

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael C. Ruppert is a detective story that gets to the innermost core of the 9/11 attacks. It places 9/11 at the center of a desperate new America, created by specific, named individuals in preparation for Peak Oil: an economic crisis like nothing the world has ever seen.

The attacks of September 11th, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies the key suspects and persons of interest — finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government — by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks occurred and produced the desired result.

In describing the contents of the book he has spent two and a half years researching and writing Ruppert said:

“In my new book I will be making several key points:

1. I will name Richard Cheney as the prime suspect in the mass murders of 9/11 and will establish that, not only was he a planner in the attacks, but also that on the day of the attacks he was running a completely separate Command, Control and Communications system which was superceding any orders being issued by the NMCC [National Military Command Center], or the White House Situation Room.

2. I will establish conclusively… Continue reading

Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb Calls for New 9/11 Probe

For immediate release: September 9, 2004

Contact: Blair Bobier, Media Director at 414.364.1596

COBB JOINS VAST MAJORITY OF NEW YORKERS IN CALL FOR NEW 9/11 PROBE

During the Republican National Convention, when the GOP was zealously exploiting 9/11 to sell Bush-Cheney and the endless “war on terror,” a poll was released stating that half of New Yorkers now think that Bush team members purposely allowed 9/11 to happen and thus abetted the attacks.

In the first scientific poll of public attitudes about possible government complicity in the 9/11 attacks, Zogby International reported on Monday, August 30th that over 49% of New York City residents believe that U.S. government leaders “knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to take action” and 66% called for either Congress or the New York Attorney General to reopen the 9/11 investigation. (See http://zogby.com/news)

“This is yet another demonstration that the 9/11 Commission did not answer or even address most of the victim families’ most serious concerns, and that public hunger is now growing for some real 9/11 truth,” said Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb.

“Since April 2004 the Greens have been the only political party to express solidarity with victim families exasperated or outraged by the Kean Commission cover-up. We have consistently supported their demands for a new investigation which addresses all of their unanswered questions, especially those suggesting foreknowledge, criminal negligence and complicity.”

Cobb also voiced deep concern about the lack… Continue reading

GOP politicizes 9/11 for its gain, McKinney says

by David Ho

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Link to Original

NEW YORK — Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney accused Republicans on Thursday of exploiting the memory of Sept. 11, 2001, for political gain and repeated her implication that truths about the attacks remain untold.

The DeKalb County Democrat, who is running to reclaim the 4th District congressional seat, was voted out two years ago after making controversial comments about the Sept. 11 attacks during a radio interview. She implied that the Bush administration had known the attacks were coming but did nothing to prevent them.

On Thursday, she chaired a hearing staged by activist groups and researchers who say the government has covered up information related to the hijackings.

“No organization, no administration, no forces, no powers that be are going to crush the truth of what happened on Sept. 11 to the ground,” she vowed.

She said the New York event, dubbed the “Omissions Hearings,” had “no political agenda other than the truth.” By contrast, she said, the Republicans who came to Manhattan to hold their national convention last week “stormed into New York City, their words dripping with the politicization of an American tragedy.”

McKinney’s Republican opponent, Catherine Davis, said in a telephone interview that it is “really unfortunate that the former congresswoman from Georgia has not been able to bring herself to stand with our government, with our troops when we have an open declaration of war against the terrorists.”

McKinney said she would not back off the issue… Continue reading

9/11 Truth Movement Marches On

by Robert Rabbin
Link to Original

September 11, 2004 was a time of sad remembrance and deep reflection for all Americans. For some, it was also a day to ask for honest answers to troubling questions, as yet unanswered, about the events of 9/11 . . .

“It has taken three years for the details of the terrorist plot of 9/11 to emerge. The fateful turns that led to the attacks have finally entered the public discourse. Their lessons, however, have yet to be learned. The first lesson is that the highest officials in government did not want us to know the truth.” — Bill Moyers, Andrew Meier, Sherry Jones

September 11, 2004 was a time of sad remembrance and deep reflection for all Americans. For some, it was also a day to ask for honest answers to troubling questions, as yet unanswered, about the events of 9/11.

A grass roots national movement of truth-seekers is gathering momentum and gaining credibility with each day. A growing library of evidence has been compiled, which refutes the “official” story of what happened with exhaustive research and precise analysis. Books by David Ray Griffin and Jim Marrs, along with numerous articles, DVDs, and web sites deconstruct the story presented by the government and used as the pretext for its international war on terrorism, leaving dozens of unanswered questions. The amassed material is as compelling as it is heartbreaking.

It is worth noting here that two weeks ago, on August 30, Zogby International, the… Continue reading

National Security Experts Speak Out: 9/11 Commission Falls Short

An open letter to Congress from 25 national security experts, including former FBI whistle-blower, Sibel Edmonds

Date: September 13, 2004

To The Congress of The United States: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States ended its report stating that “We look forward to a national debate on the merits of what we have recommended, and we will participate vigorously in that debate.” In this spirit, we the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. We thus call upon Congress to refrain from narrow political considerations and to apply brakes to the race to implement the commission recommendations. It is not too late for Congress to break with the practice of limiting testimony to that from politicians and top-layer career bureaucrats-many with personal reputations to defend and institutional equities to protect. Instead, use this unique opportunity to introduce salutary reform, an opportunity that must not be squandered by politically driven haste.

Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission’s report. We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention.  Serious problems and shortcomings within government agencies likewise were reported to the Commission but were not included in the report. The report simply does not get at key problems within the intelligence, aviation security, and law enforcement communities.… Continue reading