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9/11 Truth Movement

Tragedy of 9-11 Truth

by Paul de Burgh-Day
Lorinna, Tasmania

Attention: Victor Thorn,

I bought a copy of 9-11 On Trial from you guys. Very useful, well presented, even if I found the style of presentation a bit repetitive. Clearly written to try and reach folks who don’t think much – which is a lot of the audience. Here in Australia too.

My primary reason for writing is to deplore the internecine warfare between people and groups who should be on the same side! I have little doubt that some agence provocateur have done an impressive job of setting 9-11 groups at tearing each other apart. This is a tragedy!

I have done a lot homework on 9-11 and its place in a global strategy. Maybe sitting in Australia helps one to be a bit more objective. Right from the start, my wife and I reckoned 9-11 was an inside job. At that point, pure conspiracy theory. But as the days went by, and as I started to dig into online reports (forget the mainstream media), some hard facts started to emerge. Besides, the ever changing official version began to look utterly implausible.

As we near the 4th anniversary, I have no doubt that what happened in the global sense was according to the PNAC plan, and that Mike Ruppert’s case in Crossing the Rubicon is pretty good. I have the opinion that the moment the first solid evidence showed that the official line was bullshit, we were no longer dealing with Conspiracy Theories.… Continue reading

Recruitment note for “Academics for 9-11 Truth”

Editor’s Note:
The following email is from Marcus Ford, Professor of Humanities at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Ford is spearheading an effort to organize academics interested in helping uncover the truth about the events of September 11. If you would like to help out or learn more, please contact him at the address below. And please also forward this email to anyone or any list that you think might be relevant.

 

Dear colleagues,

There are now 21 of us, in the US and Canada, who are committed to looking more closely and critically at the events of 9/11 and the official account of those events. We need to triple or quadruple our numbers. I am open to suggestions as to how we can do this. Are there other sites that we can post to? Do you have colleagues at other universities who are open to this project? All ideas are welcome. I would especially welcome contacts at colleges, seminaries, and universities in Texas and at historically black colleges and universities. Please send along any and all suggestions and names of people to contact. Also, if you have concerns, I welcome those as well.

Thanks you for your involvement.

Marcus Ford

mpf1950(at)hotmail.com

McKinney vs DOD

 

Halftime Report on Jimmy Walter’s 9/11 Euro-tour

by Webster G. Tarpley

Madrid, May 29, 2005

The Re-Open 9/11 European Tour organized and publicized by American philanthropist Jimmy Walter – now approaching its halfway mark – has already scored a significant success in moving world public opinion on this issue. The tour, which kicked off in Amsterdam on May 18 and will end in Rome on June 9, takes two international teams of speakers, plus a documentary film program, to eight European cities in seven countries. Among the participants are Canadian television producer and media critic Barrie Zwicker, French activist Thierry Meyssan, the president of the R?seau Voltaire, and leading Dutch 9/11 researcher Daan DeWit, who maintains the daanspeak.com website.

Joining them from the US are Twin Towers hero William Rodriguez, filmmaker Penny Little, lawyer Philip Berg (who is suing the Bush administration under the RICO statute), Kennedy assassination author Lisa Pease, 9/11 victim Rachel Hughes, and writers Chris Bollyn, Eric Hufschmidt, and Webster Tarpley.

In the kickoff press conference in Amsterdam on May 18, Jimmy Walter forecast that, because of the increasing political crisis of the Bush administration, as well as of the looming bankruptcy of the US government as well as of leading US companies like General Motors and Ford, we must reckon with new terrorist actions, prepared with the connivance of US government circles, before the end of this year. Dismissing the official 9/11 commission report as misleading and worthless, Walter called for the 9/11 investigation to be re-opened, with Europe playing a leading role in the creation of an International Truth Commission on the Events of September 11, 2001.…

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Karl Schwarz: Unfortunate Son

The Gatekeepers of the So-Called Left

By Charles Shaw
Newtopia Magazine
May 03, 2005

Last February United for Peace and Justice, the largest representative coalition within the American “anti-war movement”, emerged from their second annual Assembly with a 2005 “action plan” that effectively caged the “anti-war” debate exclusively within the Iraq conflict to achieve partisan ends on behalf of the pro-war Democratic Party and their Neoliberal corporate benefactors. Their “action plan” refused to address any of the core issues of US Foreign and Defense policy, which are the root causes of a pervading culture of war and militarism that has taken over the nation in the years since WWII.

These decisions are part of a larger pattern of “regulated resistance”, a system by which dissent is carefully managed and constrained by self, overt, or covert censorship; denial-based-psychology; fear of personal or professional criticism and reprisal; and pressure from powers above including elected officials and those establishment foundations which flood millions into the not-for-profit activist sector.

This establishment money, and the access it grants, has caused many ostensible resistance leaders to suddenly and dramatically abandon long-held ideological positions and shift their behavior towards doing what can clearly be seen as the bidding of those in power whose views and values are in direct contravention to the established mores of peace and justice movements throughout history.

These “resistance leaders” of the “Left” act as “Gatekeepers”–influential “progressive” figures who use their resources and visibility to regulate the debate, tactics, and rhetoric of the “anti-war” and other “progressive” movements.

The Gatekeepers of the So-Called “Left”

“The press is the hired agent of a moneyed system, set up for no other reason than to tell us lies where their interests are concerned.” — Henry Adams

In his shocking investigative report “The Left Gatekeepers”, journalist Bob Feldman researched purportedly “Left” activist and media organizations that receive substantial funding from large establishment foundations with known ties to the CIA, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and even the much-maligned Carlyle Group, the arms dealing “investment fund” featured in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, of which GHW Bush, the Saudi royal family, and, at one time, the Bin Laden family, are all equity partners.…

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International 9/11 Art Contest Offers $1000 in Prizes

Call for Art poster A “Call for Art” has been issued by the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance “to encourage artists to think deeply and creatively about the defining event of this century, to shine truth on the biggest lies of our time, which have been used to launch immoral, illegal, unjustifiable wars, and to help light the path towards peace and justice.

“Art, film, truth, music, and courage have birthed the 9-11 Truth Movement. We hope this contest will encourage people to become more engaged in shaping our collective future, recognizing their own power, and helping us to merge the 9-11 Truth Movement with the Peace and Justice Movements, for the benefit of all people and all life.”

They are offering over a thousand dollars in cash awards as well as many other prizes including DVDs, CDs, videos, books, and bundles of ” Deception Dollars .”

Deception Dollars, have helped fund the 9-11 Truth Movement, and have been passed out at rallies and protests throughout the US. Over 6,000,000 are now in print. Deception Dollar artist, Blaine Machan, will be one of the judges.

Entries are due by July 1st and will be announced on the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance website. Winning entries will be published in Global Outlook, HopeDance and Left Curve Journal, and may also be reproduced on posters, buttons, postcards, flyers by the sponsors and the Peace Resource Project for educational and promotional purposes.

Co-sponsors include many book publishers, radio producers, Project Censored, the Media Education Foundation, 911truth.org, MUJCA-NET (Muslim, Jewish & Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth), and David Ray Griffin, whose explosive new deconstruction of the Kean Commission, ” The 9-11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions ,” has become the most powerful literary tool in the truth movement’s hands.…

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An Open (Angry) Letter to United for Peace & Justice, A.N.S.W.E.R, et al,

To whom it may concern:

I writing to tell you that I will not be attending any more of your
protest actions, and although that fact is admittedly insignificant, the
reason behind it certainly isn’t, because the reason is shared by hundreds
of political activists, and millions of political dissenters.

Much in the way that the mainstream media has become marginalized as a
source of information, your organizations have become marginalized in the
arena of political protest, and much for the same reasons.

You’re sticking to old routines in a world that’s changed, and you refuse
to honestly address the real problems we face today. Our government has
promised us a war we won’t live to see the end of, and your organization
seems to be convinced that marching in circles behind humiliating metal
fences is going to change that. What your organization achieves actually
helps the opposition, because it convinces the public that protests are
futile, and dissenters only get beaten and arrested without ever changing
anything.

Your willingness to oppose our criminal government is obviously restrained
by your fear, or your money, or both, but whatever the case may be, your
opposition is worse than ineffective, because it wastes the time and
effort of activists and dissenters who work and assemble with the hope of
improving our world. Although you claim to be fighting to stop war, your
organization refuses to address the issues of 9-11, which happens to be
what’s making endless war possible.

Because of 9-11, most Americans will not vehemently oppose any war that
can be even remotely (or racially) attributed to “fighting terrorism.”
Because of 9-11, Americans are being taught to accept a violent and racist
world-view that justifies the slaughter of millions for empirical
expansion.…

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9/11 Truth’s 10th OKC Bombing Anniversary Report-back

by Richard Asmus
April 28, 2005

Delegates from 911Truth attended the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee’s (OKBIC) convention commemorating the 10th anniversary of the April 19, 1995 bombing. They found startling similarities between the tragedies of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the World Trade Center. Both attacks have many common signs of federal government involvement and cover-ups.

The most compelling problem at the Oklahoma City site was that first viewers on the scene, who were not associated with the federal government, found several un-detonated explosives. To their astonishment and grief, Federal agents halted rescue efforts to remove large volumes of evidence. Later, explosive experts discovered that it was impossible for the explosion of the rented van in the front of the building to have caused such severe damage. Further investigation conclusively revealed that explosive charges had been detonated inside the building.

Evidence in the form of structural steel and other materials were removed from both Oklahoma and World Trade Center sites and destroyed, before further investigations could be made. And in both cases, Congress shortly after passed previously written legislation that would not have gained public approval had the citizens of the United States not been given evidence of need, as caused by the attacks.

The OKBIC Convention, held at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City, featured several prominent figures in the bombing investigations. The event was hosted by Charles Key, a former Republican state representative for 12 years, who founded the OKBIC after receiving from constituents a plethora of information that was grossly contradictory to official government reports.…

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Is There Any Truth in ‘The 9/11 Truth Movement?’

By Steve Hammons

Research analyst

IntelDesk.com

April 28, 2005

Some Americans and people around the world are wondering more about the 9/11 attacks. Questions are being asked and frightening allegations are being made.

“The 9/11 Truth Movement” is a phrase being used to describe a wide range of people and organizations who are asking these questions and digging up information that appears on the surface to be quite serious if true.

One of the major questions being asked is if anyone in the U.S. Government had foreknowledge that a terrorist attack was being planned using airliners as weapons. And if so, did they deliberately allow the attacks to occur so this new Pearl Harbor-like event would create a desired climate in America.

The idea that officials within our government would allow innocent Americans to be killed to advance other goals and agendas is difficult for many to believe. Surely this is impossible. Yet, 9/11 investigators keep coming up with allegations that make us wonder.

Researchers within The 9/11 Truth Movement put forth interesting allegations and hypothesize about possible motivations for powerful people to want an event like the 9/11 attacks to occur. The investigative reports, facts, theories, allegations and hypotheses are spelled out in several books, films and Web sites.

Below are a few of the many allegations being made about the 9/11 attacks:

– Financial investments of various kinds immediately before the 9/11 indicate that there was quite specific pre-knowledge of the attacks and how they would be carried out.…

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Regulated Resistance

Is it possible to change the system when you are the system?
By Charles Shaw
Newtopia Magazine
April 26, 2005

In February of this year, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), a coalition of more than 800 peace and justice groups throughout the United States, held their second annual Assembly to hear and vote on proposals for a 2005 “action plan.” With the war in Iraq fast approaching its second anniversary, and the larger “War on Terror” crossing its third and half year, close to 500 delegates from 275 member groups traveled to St. Louis in the hopes that the “anti-war movement” — which emerged with unprecedented speed and size just prior to the US invasion of Iraq in spring of 2003 — could be resuscitated. Despite impressive beginnings, the movement as a whole has yet to make any significant impact on US policy, or achieve any lasting public resonance. More disturbing is the fact that since Bush’s victory in November, it has gone completely MIA.

One week after the election, the US launched a massive, sustained offensive on the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which absolutely leveled the metropolis of 350,000. Virtually everyone in the “movement” knew this offensive was a forgone conclusion should Bush be reelected (though few understood that the offensive would likely have gone ahead regardless of who won). Yet, despite this foreknowledge, the streets of America remained empty. In San Francisco, the usual hotbed for anti-war activism, barely 500 people showed up to a demonstration organized by the local chapter of International ANSWER, and endorsed by Global Exchange & Code Pink, the two most prominent activist groups in the Bay Area.…

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A Gradual Awakening

It takes a long-term view to see our way out of this gloom.

By Ken Jenkins

It was early 2005. It was a time of malaise, of vague apprehension, of depression, of disbelief, of foreboding and dread. It was the time after Bush&Co stole yet another election and we faced 4 more years of an ongoing, ever-darkening nightmare. It was long enough after the election to have moved beyond the shock and denial, but not far enough to have fully accepted and grokked our predicament, or to have the foggiest idea what the heck to do next.

We wonder, wouldn’t that other Iraq war supporter Kerry have been better than this?

No. In the long run, things might have been worse.

Is there any light in this seemingly perpetual tunnel of gloom?

Yes. But a long-term view is required to see far enough down the abyss to see that glimmer of hope.

 

Editor’s Note:
In this highly synchronistic counterpoint to the TVnewslies piece below, a great 9/11 videographer shares some patient wisdom that we all should hear and re-hear.

 

Let me explain. We would all like a quick turnaround to this ominous and menacing nightmare. But Kerry would have lulled too many folks back to sleep. And that is not a good thing. The spiral of social-political evolution would have slowed to a creep. As apathy increased, we would have been back in the doldrums, directionless, going nowhere at a crawl. Crisis is not a good time to go back to sleep.…

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Why Americans Refuse to Believe the 9/11 Evidence!!!

Analysis by TvNewsLIES.org

April, 2005

The attacks of 9/11 were so unthinkable that most Americans would refuse to believe the complicity of their own government, even if presented with a mountain of evidence.

Very simply, it is possible to escape blame if you do something that nobody in the world believes you could do.

PROLOGUE

When I was 11 years old I sat next to my friend and fellow class clown Jeffery, quietly thinking of ways to torture the unsuspecting substitute teacher. Jeffery and I were competing comedians, always trying to “get over” on each other in school. Jeffery was good and there were no limits to what he would do.

On this particular day we sat next to each other, sharing one of the double desks with which Brooklyn school children of the 70’s were so familiar. As our unsuspecting substitute turned his back to write something on the black board, Jeffery raised his arm and launched all his own books across the room in the direction opposite from where I was seated, immediately turning towards me with a look of horror and shock plastered on his face. The teacher, alarmed by the noise of the book launching, spun around only to see Jeffery’s books scattered around the room. His loose leaf binder had opened up and produced an explosion of confetti in the form of notes and homework sheets.

A quick glance our way by the teacher brought into view a shocked Jeffery, who appeared to be the victim, sitting right next to me and staring at me with an expression of, “What the hell did you just do?” splashed on his face.…

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Theologian Calls for Response to 9/11

By Samara Kalk Derby

Capitol Times,

Madison, WI

David Ray Griffin asks the tough questions about Sept. 11, contending U.S. officials had some knowledge of what was coming and possibly orchestrated the attacks.

Griffin, whose book, “The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11,” came out a year ago, drew an enthusiastic standing ovation from the majority of the 400 or so people who packed his lecture Monday night at Bascom Hall.

A retired Christian theologian, Griffin, 65, taught for more than 30 years at the Claremont School of Theology in California.

His comments Monday night were directed at religious people, who he said need to respond to Sept. 11 – and the American empire that has ensued – based on the moral principles of their religious traditions.

Drawing laughter from the crowd, Griffin said he had in mind principles like: “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors’ oil” and “Thou shalt not murder thy neighbors in order to steal their oil.”

While Griffin noted that his books and talks have not received attention from the mainstream media, C-SPAN had a cameraman at the event and plans to air the lecture at a future date. Madison’s public access cable television station, WYOU-TV/Channel 4, meanwhile, will air the talk at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Americans interpret the events of Sept. 11 in one of four ways, Griffin said:

  • A first group accepts the official interpretation that Sept. 11 was a surprise attack by Islamic terrorists. It is easy for… Continue reading

Investigate 9/11 Warnings Cover-up

Working Assets Action Initiative

http://www.workingforchange.com/activism/action.cfm?ItemId=18544

Despite repeated Bush administration claims that it had no inkling prior to 9/11 that terrorists might use airplanes in suicide missions on American soil, the New York Times reported that the FAA received 52 intelligence reports referencing Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the months before September 11. What’s more, the FAA warnings were documented in detail by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission almost six months ago — well before the November election. Over the objection of the Commission, the Bush administration classified this particular report and delayed its release.

While the 9/11 Commission submitted its “complete” report on the events leading up to the 2001 attacks on August 26, 2004, crucial sections of the report were not declassified and made available to the public until January 28, 2005 — less than 48 hours after Condoleezza Rice was confirmed as Secretary of State. (In sworn testimony before the Commission, Rice categorically dismissed the idea that the Bush administration received warnings that hijacked airplanes could be used to attack American targets.)

The bipartisan 9/11 Commission was created in the wake of our national tragedy to rise above partisan politics and tackle the tough questions vital to keeping our citizens safe from terrorist attack. The Congressional Committee on Government Reform should hold hearings to determine whether the Bush Administration improperly classified findings from the Commission to protect key administration officials from scrutiny and influence voters in an election year.

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All We Want Is the TRUTH

By Ward Reilly

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

– Samuel Adams

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

– Patrick Henry

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”

– Thomas Paine

My friend Dennis Kyne wrote a song that we recorded together while he was staying at my home in January. He was in Baton Rouge in order to attend, and to speak at, the “Jazz Funeral For Democracy” in New Orleans, a counter-inaugural demonstration that activists from south Louisiana had organized.

The song is called “All We Want Is the Truth.”

Dennis is a Gulf War vet, and was a medic with the front-line 24th Infantry in 1991. I am an older volunteer infantry vet, one who spent 32 months overseas, from 1971 to 1974, serving this country as an occupation soldier. We are patriots.

The truth. It’s not too much for a soldier or vet to ask for, particularly when the subject is whether or not our nation goes to war.

As many of us – those who actually tried to stop the occupation of Iraq before it got started – watched this tragedy unfold, what we saw… Continue reading

Recent 9/11 Strategy Thoughts from Dr. David Ray Griffin

Dear 9/11 truth activists and concerned citizens,

Below is an email exchange between Dr. David Ray Griffin and myself, where Dr. Griffin suggests a strategy for the 9/11 truth movement. I found it thoughtful as well as inspiring, and so I asked him if I could share it publicly. He said yes, and so here it is. I hope it inspires you as much as it does me. If so, please consider buying his new book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. It is unquestionably the best book to open people’s eyes–even better than his first book. This is definitely the one to give to your relatives and co-workers. Here’s the link:

http://www.interlinkbooks.com/Books_/911CommRep.html

Also, we still have available the new 1-hour DVD of Dr. Griffin speaking in Santa Rosa, California. We are offering these as a complimentary gift for a donation of $20 or more. (No extra shipping costs.) Like the book, this DVD is an excellent gift for someone new to 9/11 truth. We particularly encourage you to get both of them and send them to people you know in other countries, for as Dr. Griffin states in his email below, “the best hope is for an international tribunal.” Here is the link for the DVD:

http://www.septembereleventh.org/donations.php

Thanks, and may peace and truth prevail.


Emanuel Sferios Webmaster, SeptemberEleventh.org —–

A message from David Ray Griffin, March 19, 2005

Hi David,

What are your feelings about the 9/11 truth movement these days? How do you think we’ve done? Are… Continue reading

Investigate Cover-up of 9/11 Warnings

The bipartisan 9/11 Commission was created in the wake of our national
tragedy to rise above partisan politics and tackle the tough questions
vital to keeping our citizens safe from terrorist attack. The
Congressional Committee on Government Reform should hold hearings to
determine whether the Bush Administration improperly classified findings
from the Commission to protect key administration officials from scrutiny
and influence voters in an election year.

Call to action Urge your representative to call on the Committee on
Government Reform and its chairman Rep. Tom Davis to hold hearings on
whether the Bush administration delayed the release of findings by the
9/11 Commission in a cynical, election-year ploy.

Deadline: Ongoing

Letter:

I was alarmed to read that despite repeated Bush administration claims
that it had no inkling prior to 9/11 that terrorists might use airplanes
in suicide missions on American soil, the FAA received 52 intelligence
reports referencing Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the months before
September 11.

Even though this information was documented by the bipartisan 9/11
Commission over six months ago — well before the November election — the
Bush administration classified this particular report and delayed its
release until just two weeks ago.

Equally disturbing is the fact that the report calls into question the
veracity Condoleezza Rice’s sworn testimony before the Commission. Could
it be a mere coincidence that the Bush administration’s declassification
of the report came less than 48 hours after Rice was confirmed as
Secretary of State?

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