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The Dentist, the 9/11 Hijackers, and the FBI — Video from Collateral News

Collateral is an independent weekly newsshow produced in Philadelphia, PA at Woodshop Films. The show focuses on stories that get little or no news coverage and offers perspectives not typically found in the corporate media.

Collateral is produced by Marc Brodzik, Stephen Gardner, Michael Hilger, Amy Pickard, Bryan Sacks, Tristan Smith and Jeff Toner. Collateral does not belong to a media organization and is funded entirely by its producers. If you find the show worthy, please pass it on.

You can contact us at collateralinfo@gmail.com. We are also now a Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7121406810.

Check other incredible videos from Collateral News at their YouTube page. For instance, Fear Factor: The recent release of the new Bin Laden video has sparked some controversy over its authenticity. Collateral takes a look at the old Bin Laden video and questions it s origins. Tune in and get informed! [Director: Michael Hilger]


Link to Part II

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Loose Change Final Cut Released

From the loosechange911.com blog:

11.11.2007
Loose Change Final Cut Released!

Well, it finally happened. We finished the movie and have released it for you, our loyal fans. The film is available here: http://loosechangefinalcut.com in streaming format right now, or DVD to ship November 19, 2007. We’re anxiously awaiting your feedback.

Here’s the trailer:

Watch ‘Loose Change Final Cut’ on Google Video, here:

http://tinyurl.com/yqas3h.

Buy a stream of it here: http://www.loosechange911.com, or the DVD here: http://lc911.com

‘Goodbye to America’ and ‘Hegemony’s Cost’

by Paul Craig Roberts
November 28, 2007

Pat Buchanan is too patriotic to come right out and say it, but the message
of his new book, “Day of Reckoning,” is that America as we have known
her is finished. Moreover, Naomi Wolf agrees with him. These two writers of
different political persuasions arrive at America’s demise from different directions.

Buchanan explains how hubris, ideology and greed have torn America apart. A
neoconservative cabal with an alien agenda captured the Bush administration
and committed American blood, energy and money to aggression against Muslim
countries in the Middle East, while permitting America’s domestic borders to
be overrun by immigrants and exporting the jobs that had made the United States
an opportunity society. War and offshoring have taken a savage economic toll,
while open borders and diversity have created social and political division.

In her new book, “End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot,”
Wolf explains America’s demise in terms of the erosion of freedoms. She writes
that the 10 classic steps that are used to close open societies are currently
being taken in the United States. Martial law is only a declaration away.

The Bush administration responded to Sept. 11 by initiating military aggression
in the Middle East and by using fear and the “war on terror” to implement
police state measures at home with legislation, presidential directives and
executive orders

Overnight, the United States became a tyranny in which people could be arrested
and incarcerated on the basis of unsubstantiated accusation.…

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The Dentist, the 9/11 Hijackers, and the FBI — Part II

Part II:

Previous stories on Dr. Graham’s death, as referred to in this Collateral News piece:
“Treason in Shreveport”, Sander Hicks;
“Who Poisoned Local 9/11 Investigator Dr. David Graham?”, Jeff Ferrell of KSLA news;
“The strange death of Dr. David M. Graham”, YES! Weekly, Greensboro’s Alternative Newsweekly.

For those of you who missed the earlier story, here it is, with Part I of the video:

Collateral is an independent weekly newsshow produced in Philadelphia, PA at Woodshop Films. The show focuses on stories that get little or no news coverage and offers perspectives not typically found in the corporate media.

Collateral is produced by Marc Brodzik, Stephen Gardner, Michael Hilger, Amy Pickard, Bryan Sacks, Tristan Smith and Jeff Toner. Collateral does not belong to a media organization and is funded entirely by its producers. If you find the show worthy, please pass it on.

You can contact us at collateralinfo@gmail.com. We are also now a Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7121406810.

Check other incredible videos from Collateral News at their YouTube page. For instance, Fear Factor: The recent release of the new Bin Laden video has sparked some controversy over its authenticity. Collateral takes a look at the old Bin Laden video and questions it s origins. Tune in and get informed! [Director: Michael Hilger]…

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C.I.A. Destroyed Tapes of Interrogations

December 6, 2007
By MARK MAZZETTI

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 — The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about the C.I.A’s secret detention program, according to current and former government officials.

The videotapes showed agency operatives in 2002 subjecting terror suspects — including Abu Zubaydah, the first detainee in C.I.A. custody — to severe interrogation techniques. They were destroyed in part because officers were concerned that tapes documenting controversial interrogation methods could expose agency officials to greater risk of legal jeopardy, several officials said.

The C.I.A. said today that the decision to destroy the tapes had been made “within the C.I.A. itself,” and they were destroyed to protect the safety of undercover officers and because they no longer had intelligence value. The agency was headed at the time by Porter J. Goss. Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Goss declined this afternoon to comment on the destruction of the tapes.

The existence and subsequent destruction of the tapes are likely to reignite the debate over the use of severe interrogation techniques on terror suspects, and their destruction raises questions about whether C.I.A. officials withheld information about aspects of the program from the courts and from the Sept. 11 commission appointed by President Bush and Congress. It was not clear who within the C.I.A. authorized the destruction of the tapes, but current and former government officials… Continue reading

You Say 9/11 Was an Inside Job? There’s Nothing I Can Do About It…or Is There?

by Bill Douglas
December 2, 2007

You Say 9/11 Was an Inside Job?

There’s Nothing I Can Do About It…or Is There?

Most people I talk to believe 9/11 was an inside job. I talk to everyone, cab
drivers, limo drivers, phone solicitors, etc. etc. The overwhelming majority
think 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by our government.

HOWEVER, almost as many shrug and give me comments along the lines of “it
doesn’t matter what I do.”

Let me tell you a story about what one person can do. A few months after 9/11
I began to learn a lot about the failures of the US Air Force and FAA to do
their job on 9/11 while four commercial jet liners flew over the most protected
airspace in the human history crashing planes into buildings; US Army training
of the alleged hijackers; insider stock trades against American and United Airlines
the day before 9/11 by a CIA connected financial institution; etc. etc.

I began collecting emails for every fire department and firemen’s union, all
their officers, etc. etc. and emailing these 9/11 questions out to firemen across
the US, Canada, and beyond.

I then began standing outside a Unity church in Kansas City on Sundays, and
on a busy city corner during the week, with a poster reading, “What is
Bush Hiding About 9/11? Stop the 9/11 Cover Up!” One day a Kansas City
Fire Department hook and ladder truck honked at me, and all the Firemen cheered,
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Nicholas Levis on Truth Revolution Radio

October 25 2007

Nicholas Levis, an original 9/11 skeptic and one of the founders of 911Truth.org, joins host Cosmos of Truthaction.org for an hour-long discussion of:

- the 9/11 truth movement today, its successes and challenges;

- the need for committed non-violent action coupled with logical rigor;

- reviewing the case for 9/11 skepticism, best resources and books;

- actions of the U.S. military chain of command on September 11, 2001 suggesting complicity or criminal negligence – this is point 1 in the “Top 40 Reasons to Doubt the Official Story of September 11″ available at 911Truth.org;

- evidence that a concerted effort is underway to discredit 9/11 skepticism through the claim that “no planes hit the WTC,” coupled with extreme attacks and threats of violence against the majority of activists who reject that claim.

Part 1:

Nick Levis joins Cosmos

 

Part 2:

Nick Levis joins Cosmos

This was the second part of a two-part interview. Nicholas Levis was introduced to Truth Revolution Radio on October 19, when he and Cosmos held an informal discussion about their first experiences with 9/11 skepticism during the latter half of the show. The first part of that show featured Mike Egerton, with a report on recent 9/11 truth actions in Florida and is also available:

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234th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party: 9/11 Truth Comes to the ‘Hub’

Architects Engineers Educators Speak Out

“Those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous
official account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough and impartial
investigation be undertaken.” ~ Dr. Lynn Margulis (Distinguished
University of Massachusetts professor, National Medal of Science recipient,
National Academy of Science’s Space Science Board Committee on Planetary Biology
and Chemical Evolution, former chairperson.

“I think in simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 report is a
joke… Now there are a whole bunch of unanswered questions. And the reason
they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions.”
~ Ray McGovern 27-year CIA veteran in charge of President’s Daily Brief.
Founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

The 234th Anniversary of the Boston
Tea Party: 9/11 Truth Comes to the “Hub”

In 1858, Oliver Wendell Holmes coined the phrase, “The Hub of the Solar
System,” when referring to the Massachusetts State House in an Atlantic
Monthly article, “The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,” in which he
boastfully implied that Boston at that time was the center of everything intellectual.
One hundred and forty nine years after Holmes penned the affectionate metaphor
and two hundred and thirty four years after the infamous Boston Tea Party, Bostonians
are again attempting to appeal to the “Hub’s” intellectual prowess,
this time with regard to the academic and scientific challenges taking place
around the world concerning the government’s official explanations of the September
11, 2001 attacks.

“Those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous official
account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough and impartial investigation
be undertaken” -LYNN MARGULIS (Distinguished University of Massachusetts
professor, member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Medal of Science
recipient).…

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Which lie should we believe? CIA admits it destroyed evidence it said didn’t exist.

by Nicholas Levis

CORRECTED & UPDATED

CIA claims it destroyed videotapes of interrogations central to the official story of September 11th. Writing in TIME magazine, former CIA agent and occasional “conspiracy theory” debunker, Robert Baer concedes that 9/11 skeptics seem all the more credible in the aftermath. Full-time debunker Gerald Posner also sees a cover-up.

The most important document in the official mythology of September 11th, The 9/11 Commission Report, is based largely on the reported statements of three prisoners: Khalid Shaikh Mohamed, Ramzi Binalshibh, and Abu Zubaydah. The Report describes these men as high-ranking members of Al Qaeda. U.S. authorities announced the captures of the three in the course of separate raids in 2002 and 2003. According to the CIA and U.S. military, they have been held ever since at “undisclosed locations,” and have had contacts only with a handful of interrogators. No U.S. agency has ever produced any of them in a public proceeding, or even provided photographs of them in captivity.

Khalid Shaikh Mohamed (see entries in the “Complete 9/11 Timeline”) was originally reported as killed during an attempt to capture him in Pakistan on September 10, 2002. He apparently survived, for he was reported as captured alive in March 2003. Until 2004, it was considered a security breach for a U.S. government source even to mention his name, although he was publicly identified as the “9/11 mastermind” in 2002.

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Dan Rea’s NightSide to provide 9-11 Truth a fair hearing

Dan Rea’s NightSide to provide 9-11 Truth a fair hearing -
Friday December 14th, 8pm on WBZ Radio 1030am, Boston MA

http://www.wbz1030.com
http://www.wbz1030.com/pages/697858.php
Call In @ 617-254-1030

In the tradition of his courageous journalism career, WBZ AM 1030′s Dan Rea
will be interviewing three prominent voices from the controversial 9-11
Truth movement.

The interview will be broadcast live on the evening of Friday, December
14th, just hours before the following morning’s scientific 9-11 symposium at
Faneuil Hall, sponsored by Boston911Truth.org.

Joining Dan Rea in studio will be the symposium’s opening speaker, Richard
Gage, AIA, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9-11 Truth
(http://www.ae911thruth.org); Dr, Robert Bowman, former Director of Advanced
Space Programs for the U.S. Air Force; and Donna Marsh O’Connor, mother of
9-11 victim Vanessa Lang Langer.

Listeners will hear three different 9-11 perspectives from this diverse
lineup of guests: the engineering/architectural perspective, the military
perspective, and the victims’ families’ perspective. This interview promises
to be a fascinating listen for WBZ’s faithful nighttime audience, as Mr. Rea
has made clear from the outset that he does not subscribe to his guests’
assertion that the official account of 9-11 is a fraud.

Despite the growing public skepticism for the official explanation of the
WTC building failures on 9-11, most mainstream news media refuse to
interview dissenters. But December 14th will be different, as WBZ’s Dan Rea
graciously provides three fellow Americans who disagree with him on 9-11 an
opportunity to present their case on his popular NightSide program.

Another Take on The Torture Tapes

Torture tapes

by Joseph Cannon, Monday, December 10, 2007*

When the CIA tells you that a piece of evidence has been destroyed, you should react as skeptically as you would to the death of a Marvel supervillain.

As you know, CIA Deputy Director of Operations Jose Rodriguez reportedly made the decision to destroy tapes of prisoner interrogation, allegedly to protect the identities of the interrogators. This action, we are told, ran contrary to the wishes of Porter Goss, who then ran the Agency.

 

Editor’s Note:

Joseph Cannon in his blog of Dec. 10 recalls how past CIA claims of lost evidence later turned out to be untrue: “When the CIA tells you that a piece of evidence has been destroyed, you should react as skeptically as you would to the death of a Marvel supervillain.”

One certainty is that the CIA lied, either when it told the 9/11 Commission that tapes of certain interrogations were never made, or else in its current claim that such tapes did exist but have been destroyed. This serves to underline the absurdity of accepting any CIA statements, any at all, especially about 9/11. By extension, the 9/11 Commission is yet again tainted for using the CIA’s prisoner “transcripts” uncritically as a main source in its report; whether out of cynicism or unforgivable naivete is irrelevant.

It’s near impossible to tell on how many levels the CIA can be (and probably is) lying about the torture tapes. They may be lying about having certain… Continue reading

A Case for Hearings — Reps Wexler, Gutierrez and Baldwin, House Judiciary Committee Members

By Representatives and Members of the Judiciary Committee:
Robert Wexler (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

On November 7, the House of Representatives voted to send a resolution of impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee. As Members of the House Judiciary Committee, we strongly believe these important hearings should begin.

The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that if proven may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under our constitution. The charges against Vice President Cheney relate to his deceptive actions leading up to the Iraq war, the revelation of the identity of a covert agent for political retaliation, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens.

Now that former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has indicated that the Vice President and his staff purposefully gave him false information about the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson as a covert agent to report to the American people, it is even more important for Congress to investigate what may have been an intentional obstruction of justice. Congress should call Mr. McClellan to testify about what he described as being asked to “unknowingly [pass] along false information.” In addition, recent revelations have shown that the Administration including Vice President Cheney may have again manipulated and exaggerated evidence about weapons of mass destruction — this time about Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

Some of us were in Congress during the impeachment hearings of President Clinton. We spent a year and a half… Continue reading

One Scene From ‘In Their Own Words: The Untold Stories Of The 9/11 Families’

“9/11 – The Failure to Defend the Skies”
www.911pressfortruth.com

[Posted originally by Jon Gold at www.911blogger.com

Part I

Part II

Part III

“In Their Own Words” is available for purchase from http://911pft.com

A couple useful comments from 911blogger:
Has anyone not seen the list of the widows’ 300 questions, and the ratings showing they got just 27 answers? http://www.justicefor911.org/Appendix4_FSCQuestionRatings_111904.php
Sign the Petition of Solidarity! http://www.justicefor911.org/
Then get busy!

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On August 2nd, 2006, the Washington Post reported that “the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public” and that “the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.”

Now, whether you think it was because of confusion from “the fog of events” on that day, or whether you think it was the result of “inadequate forensic capabilities”, and “poor record-keeping”, or whether you think it was blatant criminality (which I do)…

NO ONE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED, OR HELD ACCOUNTABLE, AND THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

William P. Goehring, a spokesman for the Inspector General’s office, said that “the question of whether military commanders intentionally withheld the truth from the commission would be addressed in a separate report that is still in preparation.”

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Co-Chair of Congressional 9/11 Inquiry Confirms White House Cover Up

Thursday, December 13, 2007
posted at Georgewashington.blogspot.com

Co-Chair of Congressional 9/11 Inquiry and Former Head of Senate Intelligence
Committee Confirms White House Cover Up
The Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, revealed
that the White House refused to let the 9/11 inquiry interview one of the most
important witnesses imaginable:

Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the
Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering
up evidence that might have linked Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11 hijackers.

* * *

The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal
to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept.
11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been
the landlord
in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

In his book “Intelligence Matters,” Mr. Graham, the co-chairman
of the Congressional inquiry with Representative Porter J. Goss, Republican
of Florida, said an F.B.I. official wrote them in November 2002
and said “the administration would not sanction a staff interview with
the source
.” On Tuesday, Mr. Graham called the letter “a
smoking gun” and said, “The reason for this cover-up goes right
to the White House.”

This isn’t some fresh-face kid talking. This is a consummate insider: the former
head of senate intelligence and co-chair of the congressional 9/11 inquiry.

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Naomi Wolf Condemns Torture-Tapes Crimes

What is Probably in the Missing Tapes

By Naomi Wolf, Monday, December 13, 2007*

To judge from firsthand documents obtained by the ACLU through a FOIA lawsuit, we can guess what is probably on the missing CIA interrogation tapes — as well as understand why those implicated are spinning so hard to pretend the tapes do not document a series of evident crimes. According to the little-noticed but extraordinarily important book Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond (Jameel Jaffer and Amrit Singh, Columbia University Press, New York 2007), which presents dozens of original formerly secret documents – FBI emails and memos, letters and interrogator "wish lists," raw proof of the systemic illegal torture of detainees in various US-held prisons — the typical "harsh interrogation" of a suspect in US custody reads like an account of abuses in archives at Yad Vashem.

More is still being hidden as of this writing — as those in Congress now considering whether a special prosecutor is needed in this case should be urgently aware: "Through the FOIA lawsuit," write the authors, "we learned of the existence of multiple records relating to prisoner abuse that still have not been released by the administration; credible media reports identify others. As this book goes to print, the Bush administration is still withholding, among many other records, a September 2001 presidential directive authorizing the CIA to set up secret detention centers overseas; an August 2002 Justice Department memorandum advising the CIA about the lawfulness of waterboarding [Italics mine; nota bene, Mr.…

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Photos from Boston Tea Party 2007, Bob Bowman Addresses Military and

Photos from the Boston Tea Party December 15 & 16, 2007

Conference at Faneuil Hall and Tea Party on the Common, tossing at the Moakley Bridge

http://www.flickr.com/send?photostream=21998164@N03

Slide Show at http://www.flickr.com/photos/21998164@N03/show/

Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Address to Military Officers, at Boston Tea Party, 12/16/07:

Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950

December 23, 2007
By Tim Weiner

A newly declassified document shows that J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus
and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected of disloyalty.

Hoover sent his plan to the White House on July 7, 1950, 12 days after the
Korean War began. It envisioned putting suspect Americans in military prisons.

Hoover wanted President Harry S. Truman to proclaim the mass arrests necessary
to “protect the country against treason, espionage and sabotage.”
The F.B.I would “apprehend all individuals potentially dangerous”
to national security, Hoover’s proposal said. The arrests would be carried
out under “a master warrant attached to a list of names” provided
by the bureau.

The names were part of an index that Hoover had been compiling for years. “The
index now contains approximately twelve thousand individuals, of which approximately
ninety-seven per cent are citizens of the United States,” he wrote.

“In order to make effective these apprehensions, the proclamation suspends
the Writ of Habeas Corpus,” it said.

Habeas corpus, the right to seek relief from illegal detention, has been a
fundamental principle of law for seven centuries. The Bush administration’s
decision to hold suspects for years at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has made
habeas corpus a contentious issue for Congress and the Supreme Court today.

The Constitution says habeas corpus shall not be suspended “unless when
in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it.”
The plan proposed by Hoover, the head of the F.B.I.…

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CIA obstructed 9/11 investigators: report

Sat Dec 22, 2007

The CIA obstructed an official US investigation into the September 11 attacks
by withholding tapes of interrogations of Al-Qaeda operatives, according to
former investigators quoted in a report on Saturday.

A review of documents by former members of the 9/11 commission revealed the
panel made repeated, detailed requests to the spy agency in 2003 and 2004 for
information about the interrogation of members of the extremist network, but
were never notified of the tapes, the New York Times reported.

The review of the commission’s correspondence with the Central Intelligence
Agency came after the agency earlier this month revealed it had destroyed videotapes
in 2005 that showed harsh interrogations of two Al-Qaeda members.

The review, written up in a December 13 memo prepared by Philip Zelikow, the
former executive director of the 9/11 commission, said that “further investigation
is needed” to resolve whether the CIA’s failure to hand over the tapes
violated federal law.

The memorandum does not assert that withholding the tapes was illegal but states
that federal law penalizes anyone who “knowingly and wilfully” withholds
or “covers up” a “material fact” from a federal inquiry,
the newspaper said.

The revelation adds to pressure on President George W. Bush’s administration,
already under fire over the affair by human rights groups and lawmakers who
allege that destroying the tapes covered up proof of torture.

Responding to the New York Times report, the CIA said the commission never
specifically asked for interrogation videos.

CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield told… Continue reading