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FBI chief: Rules would help root out terrorists

New rules for national security investigations will help protect Americans
from terror attacks, FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers Tuesday, even
if they single out people from the Middle East.

By LARA JAKES JORDAN

Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON –

New rules for national security investigations will help protect Americans
from terror attacks, FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers Tuesday, even
if they single out people from the Middle East.

Skeptical Democrats clashed with Mueller, who told the House Judiciary Committee
that FBI agents would no longer need solid evidence or allegations of wrongdoing
to spy on Americans even before opening investigations. Democrats also expressed
doubts that the Justice Department and FBI would protect civil liberties and
privacy rights after years of previous abuses and stymied congressional oversight.

During nearly two hours of testimony, Mueller described the tentative rules
– known as the attorney general’s guidelines – as a proactive way to prevent
another 9/11.

The new rules would ensure that suspicious behavior is investigated, Mueller
said, citing a July 2001 memo from an FBI agent in Phoenix who noted a rising
trend of Middle Eastern men taking flight lessons. The agent’s warning was ignored,
and the 9/11 Commission later said it could have served as a clue to al-Qaida’s
intent.

“It is that kind of threat and identification of a very suspicious circumstance
that would warrant further investigation,” Mueller said. Additionally,
he said current guidelines make it “very difficult” for agents to
look into people believed to be traveling to terror hotspots, such as training
camps in Pakistan.…

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NIST cartoon

NIST report implodes

Thanks to Michael DiBari for this submission. Please give proper credit to this publication URL and the artist in any repostings or reproductions.

Scientists, Scholars, Architects & Engineers respond to NIST

via Electronic Mail: wtc@nist.gov

WTC Technical Information Repository

Attention: Mr. Stephen Cauffman

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Stop 8610

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8610

September 15, 2008

Re: Public Comments on WTC 7 Draft Reports

Dear Mr. Cauffman,

I am writing on behalf of a group of scientists, scholars, engineers and building professionals who are dedicated to scientific research regarding the destruction of all three high-rise buildings (WTC 1, 2 and 7) on September 11, 2001. We have examined the draft reports recently released by NIST purporting to explain the demise of WTC Building 7 (collectively referred to herein as the “Report”). We have found many areas that need to be revised and re-examined by NIST personnel before they release a final report on this matter. We have provided our names and affiliations at the end of this document, in accordance with the guidelines for submittal of comments promulgated by NIST at (http://wtc.nist.gov/media/comments2008.html).

At the outset, we would like to call attention to the fact that we requested a reasonable extension of time for the public to submit comments. Given the rate at which we were finding incorrect or contradictory statements in the Report, we would likely have found many more areas NIST needs to re-examine before issuing a final report. As we pointed out in our original correspondence with you requesting the extension, the original three week deadline was completely unreasonable. First, it took NIST more than three years to compile this 1000+ page Report. Why, then,… Continue reading

It’s the creepy plotters who rule us we should really be scared of

Peter Hitchens
14th September 2008
DailyMail.co.uk – Peter Hitchens’ Mail on Sunday column

There is no such organisation as ‘Al Qaeda’. The spooks know this, Cabinet Ministers know this and so do the ‘security correspondents’ who so readily trot out the spooks’ point of view on our broadcasting networks.

Of course, there are terrorists, and there are also fantasists, fanatics, low-lifes and camp followers who plot and attempt horrible things. Some of them even call themselves ‘Al Qaeda’ these days because they have learned that this is a good way to scare us.

But, while they are a menace, they are not as big or as organised a menace as the Government likes to make out.

The State and the vainglorious bureaucrats of the ‘security’ services need to pretend that the terrorists are a tightly organised and terrifying threat, to make themselves look big as well — and to help them get hold of new powers to snoop on us and push us around.

Some of you may remember the rather squalid behaviour, back in the summer of 2006, by the then Home Secretary, the unrepentant ex-communist brute John Reid.

Lightly tossing aside the wise tradition that in free countries Ministers stay out of criminal justice matters, he reeled out a boastful, alarmist statement about some arrests of alleged terrorists, using words so preju-dicial that I will not reproduce them here.

When, two years later, a jury was unconvinced by many of the claims made by the authorities in this… Continue reading

Andover law school convenes Bush War Crimes Conference – WATCH LIVE

by Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, September 13, 2008

PROGRAM WILL RETURN SUNDAY, 9 A.M. Eastern

Saturday morning, the dean of Massachusetts School of Law at Andover will convene
a two day planning session with a single focus: To arrest, put to trial and
carry out sentence on criminals in the Bush Administration.

The conference, arranged by Lawrence Vevel, cofounder of the Andover school,
will focus on which of Bush’s officials and members of Congress could be charged
with war crimes. The plan also calls for "necessary organizational structures"
to be established, with the purpose of pursuing the guilty "to the ends
of the Earth."

"For Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Yoo to spend years
in jail or go to the gallows for their crimes would be a powerful lesson to
future American leaders," Velvel said in a media advisory.

In a published document entitled "The Long Term View" (PDF link),
Vevel argues, at the very least, "there is no question" George W.
Bush is guilty of conspiracy to commit torture, a war crime.

"He is a former drunk, was a serial failure in business who had to repeatedly
be bailed out by daddy’s friends and wanna-be-friends, was unable to speak articulately
despite the finest education(s) that money and influence can buy, has a dislike
of reading, so that 100-page memos have to be boiled down to one page for him,
is heedless of facts and evidence, and appears not even to know the meaning
of truth," said Vevel.…

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Live Broadcast this weekend–Conference on Prosecuting High Level American War Criminals

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Justice Robert Jackson Conference on the Planning for Prosecution of High Level
American War Criminals

Live Broadcast — 2 Day Conference — All Day Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14th

Listen here:

http://noliesradio.org
(or http://67.18.54.205/~nolies )

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 13-14th
6am Pacific – 9am Eastern – 13:00 GMT

LIVE 2 DAY CONFERENCE direct from Andover, Mass.

A two-day conference on obtaining prosecutions of high level
American war criminals will open September 13th, in Andover, Mass. The conference
will explore the legal grounds for, and plan for, obtaining prosecutions of
President Bush and top officials of his Administration for war crimes.

In the tradition of America’s Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials
after World War II, Justice Robert Jackson, the Conference’s purpose is “to
hold high U.S. officials accountable in courts of law and, if guilt is found,
to obtain appropriate punishments. Otherwise,” said the Conference’s convener,
Lawrence Velvel, “the future will be threatened by additional examples
of Executive lawlessness by leaders who need fear no personal consequences”
for their actions, leading to the “possibility of more Viet Nams, more
Iraqs, and more repression.”

Velvel emphasized: “This is intended to be a planning conference, one at
which plans will be laid, and necessary organizational structures will be set
up, to seek prosecutions to determine guilt and, if guilt is found, appropriate
punishments.”

Attendees will hear from prominent authorities on international law, criminal
prosecutions, and constitutional rights who are determined to give meaning to
Justice Jackson’s words: “The common sense… Continue reading

‘The Reflecting Pool’ now Online

The producers of ‘The Reflecting Pool’ uploaded their film to Google Video on the 7th anniversary of 9/11.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=237517889570270757

www.reflectingpoolfilm.com

[Ed. Note: Thank you! We encourage readers to support these generous producers by purchasing this excellent film after you've watched it online.]

Ex-BYU prof on 9/11: It wasn’t just jets

Steven E. Jones lectures on ‘alternative theories’ surrounding the attacks
By Ben Fulton
The Salt Lake Tribune
09/11/2008

OREM – For most of the American public, the dust has settled over how the World
Trade Center fell Sept. 11.

But seven years later, former Brigham Young University physics professor Steven
E. Jones remains perhaps the most famous proponent of so-called "alternative
theories" surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks.

Almost two years since BYU placed him on paid leave following controversy
over his claims that the WTC towers did not fall due to the collision of passenger
jets alone, he’s still studying dust samples gathered near ground zero.

The man can also pack a small lecture hall, as he did Wednesday afternoon
during one of the weekly physics colloquiums sponsored by Utah Valley University’s
physics department.

"I’ll see if I can prepare you all to be whistle-blowers," Jones
told the hall of some 100 people who came to hear his presentation titled, "9/11/2001:
Forbidden Questions, Explosive Answers."

Many in the crowd identified themselves as doubters of accepted explanations
for why the WTC towers fell, but declined to be named. Others were not shy.

"He’s really on to something," said Brett Smith, a 25-year-old UVU
student of behavioral science producing a documentary film about Jones, which
he will later submit to film festivals. "There’s so much that doesn’t add
up."

Using a Power Point presentation, Jones argued that basic laws of physics matched
with careful observation of the motion and circumstances of the towers’ collapse
point to a missing cause behind their fall.…

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The Definitive Treatment of 9/11

By Tod Fletcher
September 11, 2008

Cover image of The New Pearl Harbor RevisitedIn THE NEW PEARL HARBOR REVISITED , David Ray Griffin provides a brilliant and much-needed companion to his path-breaking and movement-building book on 9/11, The New Pearl Harbor (NPH; 2004). Now, on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of those horrific events, Griffin surveys in detail all the main lines of evidence against the official account of 9/11 to have emerged during the last four years. THE NEW PEARL HARBOR REVISITED (NPHR) has been designed as volume 2 of a two-volume set with NPH as volume 1; together they provide a thorough and up-to-date case against the official conspiracy theory (they can be bought separately, of course).

Griffin has already published four other books that provide in-depth analysis of most of the evidence to have emerged since 2004. NPHR’s main purpose is to provide an easily accessible survey of all of the new evidence, so that it is now possible for a beginner to the subject (including journalists and members of Congress) to master its enormous complexity simply by reading two books. NPHR is structured identically to NPH; each chapter in NPHR comments and builds on the corresponding chapter in NPH. Much of the content is entirely new; there are many facts and analyses in NPHR which Griffin presents for the first time, and which literally make the book an up-to-the-minute statement of the case.

In the Preface, Griffin explains why he undertook to “update” The New Pearl Harbor . In the Introduction he… Continue reading

9/11 Investigation Initiative Press Conference — Cynthia McKinney

September 11, 2008
NYC Ballot Initiative Press Conference with Cynthia McKinney Green Party Presidential Candidate.

NYC, under its charter revision initiative law, has the jurisdiction to create a commission to investigate 9/11, which occurred in NYC. Cynthia McKinney, as a leader in the call for the investigation, calls for support for the ballot initiative. She talks about the government lies and what we must do to investigate the truth.

For more information, see RunCynthiaRun.org and nyc911initiative.org.

The NIST WTC 7 Report: Bush Science reaches its peak

by Cover image of the NIST Final Report - WTC7Kevin R. Ryan

In a famous book by Antoine de Saint Exupery, a little prince from another planet asks the narrator to draw a sheep. After several unsatisfactory attempts, the narrator simply draws a box and tells the little prince that the sheep is in the box. The little prince then exclaims — “That is exactly the way I wanted it!” 1

Just so, the Bush Administration asked its scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for an explanation as to what happened at the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11. In response to this request, NIST drew up a series of fanciful stories over a period of years, each story differing from the previous one. Finally, after seven long years, NIST published its last story for WTC 7 by simply saying, in effect: “The explanation is in our computer.” 2

As expected, however, this explanation in a box leaves much to be desired for those of us who prefer to live in reality, instead of in a fictional world. On the other hand, we are learning something from NIST with this new report, and that is that when government scientists begin working for a political agenda above all else, there is no limit to the extent of deception that they will engage in. We also know that those who have produced the NIST WTC reports must now assume personal responsibility for the ongoing 9/11 Wars, and the millions of deaths that will result from those wars.…

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New Documentary Takes a Look at the 9/11 Truth Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2008

New Documentary Takes a Look at the 9/11 Truth Movement

On the anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, British filmmaker Dean
Puckett releases “The Elephant in the Room,” a new award-winning film
documenting his journey into the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Los Angeles September 10, 2008 — On the anniversary of the attacks of September
11th, British filmmaker Dean Puckett releases “The Elephant in the Room,”
a new award-winning film documenting his journey into the 9/11 Truth Movement.

The Movement can best be described as a group of citizen activists from around
the world who don’t believe the U.S. government’s explanation of what happened
on September 11th. While there are a growing number of law enforcement personnel,
pilots, architects, engineers, and scientists joining the ranks, they have been
called everything from ‘patriots’ to ‘conspiracy theorists’ – with some right
wing talk show hosts going so far as to call them ‘jihadists.’

But In the documentary, “The Elephant in the Room”, the viewer is
introduced to folks who aren’t as dangerous as some would believe. They just
happen to be average citizens asking some very simple questions.

The film features interviews with numerous 9/11 Truth activists including Former
Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (who is currently running for President)
and William Rodriguez, a janitor of 20 years at the World Trade Center, who
testified that he heard and felt explosions in his building before it was hit
by a plane. Also in the film is Richard… Continue reading

2008 Now or Never Event Schedule

nowornever2008 Now or Never Event Schedule
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9/10 FILMS, 9/11 STREET VIGIL, 9/12 SPEAKERS & HIP-HOP BENEFIT SHOW

Events for this day will now be at The Madison, which is located at 27 W 24th
St (between Broadway and 6th) [map].

1PM-5:30PM
– Speeches
from Former Congresswoman and Green Party Presidential Candidate
Cynthia McKinney,
Hip-hop legend and founder of the Stop the Violence Movement KRS-ONE,
architect and founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth Richard
Gage
, 9/11 1st responders, 9/11 family members, actor and advocate for a
new, independent 9/11 investigation Daniel
Sunjata
, Louder
Than Words
, We
Are CHANGE
, and more.

6PM-11PM – 9/11 First Responder Benefit Show
Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Saigon, Da Beatminerz, Chip Fu,
Dub Rock All Stars (Da Bush Babees), Loer Velocity, Channel Live, Messiah, Tiye
Phoenix, and Scanz come together to help spread the word that thousands
of 9/11 first responders are sick and dying and need our help
.

Reflections on 9-11

by Cindy Sheehan
September 10, 2008

The 7th anniversary of September 11, 2001 is approaching and it seems like
a good time to reflect on what our nation has lost since that tragic day and
what we can do to go forward.

I do not think that anyone alive on that day will forget the shock that struck
our nation when the symbols of US capitalism and militarism were struck out
of the clear blue sky. I was in panic mode for a few days, because I did not
hear from Casey who was stationed at Ft. Hood on that day and his base went
into lock-down and he was too busy to call. Even though we mourn with our fellow
Americans, the loss of over 3000 innocent people and the pain their families
have had to deal with, the attacks of 9-11 have touched every American.

There are several ways to look at 9-11:

– 9-11 was planned and executed by the US government.
— BushCo did not plan 9-11, but they knew it was going to happen and
did nothing to prevent it and, in fact, may have allowed it to happen.
— 9-11 was planned and executed by a group of 17 terrorists (14 of them
from Saudi Arabia) without the foreknowledge of the US government and we were
attacked because the terrorists "hated our freedoms and democracy."

Whichever of the theories is true, one thing is for sure: the Bush regime’s
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No consensus on who was behind Sept 11-International Poll

REUTERS
Reuters North American News Service

Sep 10, 2008 08:28 EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no
consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al Qaeda were
responsible, according to an international poll published Wednesday.

The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries
believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed
about 3,000 people in 2001.

U.S. officials squarely blame al Qaeda, whose leader Osama bin Laden has boasted
of organizing the suicide attacks by his followers using hijacked commercial
airliners.

On average, 46 percent of those surveyed said al Qaeda was responsible, 15
percent said the U.S. government, 7 percent said Israel and 7 percent said some
other perpetrator. One in four people said they did not know who was behind
the attacks.

The poll was conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, a collaborative project of
research centers in various countries managed by the Program on International
Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland in the United States.

In Europe, al Qaeda was cited by 56 percent of Britons and Italians, 63 percent
of French and 64 percent of Germans. The U.S. government was to blame, according
to 23 percent of Germans and 15 percent of Italians.

Respondents in the Middle East were especially likely to name a perpetrator
other than al Qaeda, the poll found.

Israel was behind the attacks, said 43 percent of people in Egypt, 31 percent
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Rob Kall Radio Show with David Ray Griffin Tonight

by Rob Kall
OpEdNews.com
September 10, 2008

9-10 PM Eastern tonight.
The night before 9-11 I’ll be speaking with David Ray Griffin, one of the foremost
experts on 9-11 truth.

Here’s Dr. Griffin’s latest article on OEN: Was
America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?

AM 1360, WNJC and is archived on www.whiterosesociety.org. Or listen to it streaming,
live at either www.wnjc1360.com or here.

Rob Kall is executive editor and publisher of OpEdNews.com,
President of Futurehealth,
Inc
, inventor. He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com.
He is a frequent Speaker on Politics, Impeachment, The art, science and power
of story, heroes and the hero’s journey, Positive Psychology, Stress, Biofeedback
and a wide range of subjects. He is a campaign consultant specializing in tapping
the power of stories for issue positioning, stump speeches and debates. He recently
retired as organizer of several conferences, including StoryCon, the Summit
Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story and The Winter Brain Meeting
on neurofeedback, biofeedback, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology.
See more of his articles here and, older ones, here.

To learn more about me and OpEdNews.com, check
out this article
.

My radio show, The Rob Kall Show, runs 9-10 PM EST Wednesday evenings, on AM
1360, WNJC and is archived on www.whiterosesociety.org. Or listen to it streaming,
live at either www.wnjc1360.com
or here.

Or check the archived interviews at
whiterosesociety.org

Source URL: http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=9204

March on Ottawa 2008 Underway; First reports now in

September 10, 2008
Canada’s 9/11 Truth Movement reporting
ottawamarch
The March on Ottawa 2008
is underway, and we have just received footage of the first leg, posted below.
Organizers will be updating footage as possible, adding it to Montreal
9/11 Truth
site and March On Ottawa 2008
sites.

Schedule of events on the hill, 9/11-15, is
posted here
; Route and Itinerary are here.

Despite the rain 400 people from all over Europe joined the second United for Truth protest!

Last Sunday’s 9/11 truth protest in Brussels was a success!

BRUSSELS – SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
Last Sunday over 400 European truth activists ignored the rain and had a non-violent
march in Brussels. They gathered at 2 P.M. in front of the Berlaymont building
at Schuman, Brussels. At 3 P.M. they took a walk of 4 kilometers with a stop
at the US Embassy. Before the rally left, the organizers delivered a letter
to the assistant to Giulietto Chiesa, Euro-MP for Italy. Under police guidance
they tried to deliver a letter containing their request to start an independent
and international investigation to what happened in the U.S.A. just 7 years
ago. They were told that the embassy was closed and didn’t accept their letter
unless is was delivered by mail. There were no incidents during the protests,
and the organizers were once again very positive about the collaboration with
the Brussels Police.

Furthermore, the platform is endorsed by various Non Governmental Organizations
like The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CATMD), CODIP, ReOpen911
and ATTAC Brussels. The first Belgian political party CAP (Comité Autre
Politique) joined the rally at the end.

The platform these people and organizations support is: "In solidarity
with the American citizens, we demand an independent investigation of the 9/11
attacks, which were the pretext for too many wars, lies, and a serious decrease
of (y)our civil rights ("anti-terrorist"-acts, secret prisons, "Patriot
act", etc). We want European troops back home! We want European laws that
guarantee… Continue reading