By Mark H. Gaffney
The following is an excerpt from Mark H. Gaffney’s forthcoming book, THE 911 MYSTERY PLANE AND THE VANISHING OF AMERICA, to be released in September 2008.
15/08/08 “ICH” — Regrettably, there is considerable evidence that elements of the Bush administration were complicit in the 9/11 attack, and may even have helped stage it. Let us now examine some of what I regard as the most compelling evidence. However, the following discussion makes no claim to be comprehensive.
We know that within minutes of the “worst terrorist attack” in US history, even before the collapse of WTC-2 at 9:59 am, US officials knew the names of several of the alleged hijackers. CBS reported that a flight attendant on AA Flight 11, Amy Sweeney, had the presence of mind to call her office and reveal the seat numbers of the hijackers who had seized the plane. FBI Director Robert Mueller later said, “This was the first piece of hard evidence.” In his memoirs CIA Director George Tenet emphasizes the importance of the passenger manifests, as does counter-terrorism czar Richard A. Clarke. All of which is very strange because the manifests later released by the airlines do not include the names of any of the alleged hijackers. Nor has this discrepancy ever been explained.
According to MSNBC, the plan to invade Afghanistan and “remove Al Qaeda from the face of he earth” was already sitting on G.W.… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 18, 2008 CONTACT:
NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World Trade Center Building 7
*** Agency Will Hold Public Webcast on August 21 ***
Gaithersburg, Md. — The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a media briefing and live public webcast on Aug. 21, 2008, in Gaithersburg, Md., on the findings and recommendations from its building and fire safety investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7). WTC 7 was a 47-story building that fell nearly seven hours after the World Trade Center (WTC) towers collapsed following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The NIST WTC 7 report will present the probable collapse sequence for the building and will provide recommendations for improving building and fire safety in other buildings similar to WTC 7. The draft WTC 7 investigation report released at the briefing will be open for public comment through noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 15, 2008.
Shyam Sunder, director of the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory and lead investigator for the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, will present the report and answer questions from reporters at the briefing. The public will be able to view the briefing through a live webcast that
will be accessible from NIST’s WTC Web site at http://wtc.nist.gov
What: A media briefing and public webcast on the findings and recommendations of the National… Continue reading
AE911Truth Press Conference
Thursday 8/21/08 9am PDT / 12pm EDT
Critical Response to NIST Final Report
on the Mysterious Collapse of WTC Building 7
Join the 430 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition signers for an important live (audio) Press Conference. The subject is the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 which was a 47-story, steel-framed, fire-proofed high-rise — the 3rd tower to fall straight down symmetrically at nearly free-fall speed on 9/11/01 with numerous reports of explosions and several tons of molten metal found in the basement carrying the “thermite fingerprint”.
The AE911Truth tele-conference will follow immediately after the NIST (National Institute for Standards & Technology) slide presentation and Q&A of their WTC 7 Final Report which will be Webcast beginning at 8am PDT / 11am EDT. See the NIST webcast announcement & details here (and below).
In our AE911Truth response we will be documenting major flaws in the NIST report as well as the most serious omissions such as the collapse features of WTC 7 and the scientific forensic evidence of its explosive controlled demolition.
The Tele-Conference Dial-in # for listeners is (712) 432-1001 and the access code is: 442-618-649#
Call in at 12pm EDT
(Note that you will not be able to speak during the call)
You may also listen live to both press conferences at NoLiesRadio.com and possibly at WBAI Radio — NY.
Thursday, August 21st — Live News Conferences on Collapse of WTC7 – Building 7
Opportunity to Listen Live to BOTH… Continue reading
by Mike Berger
Once upon a time in America, the media would have presented the public with opposing views expressed by the professionals at Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth ( ae911truth.org ) when an agency such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) exclaimed , after years of research, that simple office fires led to the unprecedented collapse of WTC 7 . Circa 1949 – 1985, the media followed what was known as the fairness doctrine . Now reduced to nothing more than a propaganda slogan by Fox, there was a time when holders of broadcast licenses were required by the FCC to present fair and balanced coverage on controversial issues of public interest. After all, the airwaves are owned by the public. There once was a time when the media let the public evaluate controversial issues on the merits of the arguments presented. Twenty-one years after President Reagan vetoed Congress’ attempt to codify the Fairness Doctrine, many Americans still assume this doctrine holds sway. After reviewing some of the more than 400 mainstream media articles written yesterday about the NIST final report on the collapse of WTC 7, it is easy to get the impression that no credible alternative explanations exist. Why would any American question the NIST report? They have no exposure to opposing views expressed by professional engineers and architects. It is as if none exist if you rely on the mainstream media. Only two outlets quoted members of the professional organization, AE911truth.org. More… Continue reading
In light of the article posted below, we’re posting this rare example of a “fair and balanced” dialogue between two people who do not agree on all points, but are able to have a civil discussion of relevant facts without attacking each other’s character or motives.
While at the moment the destruction of WTC7 is the prime focus of the media, there are many other issues raised by people who challenge the government account of 9/11/01. In this interview hosted by the “Conscience of Kansas” Conservative Paul Ibbetson, listeners have the opportunity to hear more than just brief soundbites dismissed as if they have no significance. Thus, it is a public dialogue providing an opportunity for listeners to make up their own minds on the issues, or choose to look further at some of the evidence presented, but makes it far less easy to simply dismiss these ideas as ludicrous ramblings of a “nut,” as happens in most corporate media “interviews.” With this kind of reasoned discussion offered, we can allow ourselves to acknowledge our intellectual curiosity, rather than giving in to preconceived “beliefs.” Any criminal investigation must disavow personal beliefs in order to delve into the facts. Ask questions, do the research, draw your own conclusions.
Convictions make convicts of us all.
Sunday, August 24th — A No Lies News Exclusive
“Pull No Punches” Interview with Dr. Shyam Sunder, the lead WTC investigator for NIST.
Click HERE to listen
Sunday, August 24th at: 1:30 pm Pacific – 4:30 pm Eastern – 20:30 GMT
Repeat Broadcast: Monday, August 25th at: 1:30 pm Pacific – 4:30 pm Eastern – 20:30 GMT
Will be archived at noliesradio.org after the broadcasts.
Last Thursday, August 21st, No Lies Radio News brought you live coverage of the N.I.S.T news conference on their final report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 and we followed immediately with a live broadcast of the AE911Truth.org news conference with their response showing the flaws in the N.I.S.T report. That day, Allan Rees, of No Lies Radio News, was granted an interview with Dr. Shyam Sunder, who presented the report at their news conference and who is the lead WTC investigator for NIST. This is a PULL NO PUNCHES interview you do not wish to miss!!
The September Issue of the Rock Creek Free Press is on news stands now.
The 9/11 Seventh Anniversary Issue is packed with 9/11 related stories, but
before I get to those… the big story this month is the anthrax (non-)investigation.
The headline story, FBI Sweeps Anthrax Under the Rug, is a
great piece of reporting from Shelia Casey and Barry Kissin that explains why
Ivins could not have been the one behind the anthrax mailings and how it was
all related to the same fear campaign as the 9/11 attacks. Barbara Honegger
has more on the anthrax case that didn’t make this issue, look for her anthrax
story in the October issue.
Now for the 9/11 related stories in the September issue:
9/11 Seven Years Later: Are We Any Closer to The Truth? by
White House Ordered CIA to Fabricate Evidence by Matt Sullivan
9/11 and the Precautionary Principle by George Nelson (USAF
Where Was NORAD on 9/11? by Dean M. Jackson
Crimes Suggest Complicity by Sherwood Ross
High Ranking al Qaeda Leader Never Existed by Kathleen Parker
The Top 40 Reasons to Doubt the Official Story of September 11
What the Iraq Forgery Says About 9/11 by George Washington
And many other stories including articles about the Russia-Georgia conflict
by both Webster Tarpley and Paul Craig Roberts. We also have another story in
our series about the OKC bombing by Wendy Painting.
This one is for the techies to ask questions….Richard Gage’s group technical
members of AE911truth.org who will be asking questions…
LIVE BROADCAST – Technical Conference on Collapse of WTC7 – Building
Tuesday, August 26th at 8am Pacific – 11am Eastern – 15:00 GMT
Repeat Broadcast: Thursday, August 28th at 9am Pacific – 12 noon Eastern – 16:00
Listen Live here: http://noliesradio.org
Will be archived at http://noliesradio.org after the broadcasts.
NIST News Release:
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
will hold a technical briefing at 11 a.m. EDT on August 26, 2008, at its campus
in Gaithersburg, Md., on the findings and recommendations from its building
and fire safety investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building
7 (WTC 7). WTC 7 was a 47- story building that fell nearly seven hours after
the World Trade Center towers collapsed following the terrorist attacks of September
11, 2001. Completed over a three-year period, the NIST WTC 7 investigation presents
the probable collapse sequence for the building and provides recommendations
for improving building and fire safety in other buildings similar to WTC 7.
Shyam Sunder, director of the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory and
lead investigator for the federal building and fire safety investigation of
the World Trade Center disaster, will present the report and answer questions
via webcast from invited technical persons.
by Allison Bruce
Rocky Mountain News
August 26, 2008
Protesters march in Civic Center Park this afternoon, contending the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were a U.S. government conspiracy.
Photo by Kristi Mohrbacher © The Rocky
Protesters march in Civic Center Park this afternoon, contending the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were a U.S. government conspiracy.
CIVIC CENTER — Chanting “9/11 was an inside job!” protesters congregated here before hitting the parade route this afternoon, cameras in hand to document everything that happened and supply their live feed to those watching online.
Organized by We Are Change, the march brought calls of “9/11 truth now!” and signs calling for an investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks.
We Are Change has been filming protests this week in an effort to catch illegal action — whether by protesters or cops.
Luke Rudkowski, founder of We Are Change in New York, told the crowd it can’t rely on the mainstream media.
“We are the new media. We are the people. We are the change!” he shouted.
Besides protesters carrying banners and signs, there was a bus in support of Buddy Moore for U.S. Senate for Colorado and a trailer with a chain-link “cage” on it. Labeled “God’s Gitmo,” it had protesters wearing rubber masks of George W. Bush, John McCain, Barack Obama and others inside.
People stopped to watch the group proceed by.
“Rabble-rousers rousing a whole lot of rabble is what it is,” said James Baum of Ohio as he sat on his bike… Continue reading
Daily LIVE Convention-Protest Coverage! All this Week. On the Streets and on
the Floor!! Flash…Amy Goodman and other reporters arrested, preventative detention
of protesters, protesters injured…hear the latest reports on the Convention
Police State on No Lies Radio…
Get the details here: http://noliesradio.org
Or here if it does not resolve with Hughes: http://188.8.131.52/~nolies
From Allan Rees, of NoLiesRadio.org:
Things are heating up in the Police State of St. Paul. Amy Goodman arrested!!
Preventitive Detention, Many other Reporters arrested…many injuries….10
thousand demonstate and not a peep of it on main stream news. However No Lies
Radio is reporting it all as usual and covering it AS IT HAPPENS on the floor
and in the streets. I remember the ’68 convention police riot in Chicago…this
could be a turning point in awakening the Amerian people about the coming Police
This is excellent daily coverage by Democracy Now and live Pacifica Network
broadcasts of Republican conventions Mon-Thur of this week. We also will be
having coverage of the Ron Paul counter convention and on the streets at the
RNC. We are authorized to broadcast this converage.
We think that the 911truth listener will quickly tire of the Democratic and
Republican parties after they hear all the mombo jumbo at the conventions and
no truth issues are ever really addressed and will ultimately gravitate to the
Green Party and Ron Paul. Cynthia McKinney is the only Presidential Candidate
supporting 911 truth issues and has a track record of courageously confronting
the likely perpertrators… Continue reading
The 9/11 documentary “ZERO” to be broadcast on Al Jazeera TV on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 in two parts and on Russian State TV on September 12, 2008 (“One”)
on Friday September 12th, 2008, from 9.25pm until 00.30am followed by a discussion with two US-journalists and two journalists from Russia. Estimated number of viewers: 20 million.
Berlin, September 6, 2008: 9/11 event in Germany supports demands for a new international
9/11 investigation. On September 11 the documentary “Zero” will be aired
on Russian State TV.
In Berlin, Germany a 9/11 event took place on Thursday and Friday this week.
Giulietto Chiesa, an Italian member of the EU Parliament
Jürgen Elsässer, journalist and author – Link
Andreas von Bülow, former Minister of Research and Technology in Germany
Jochen Scholz, former Lt Col Airforce
Mathias Bröckers, Journalist, Link
Ekkehard Sieker, TV-Journalist
Eckart Spoo, Editor of the magazine “Ossietzky”
The Italian documentary “Zero” was screened at the conference.
On Friday a press conference was held at the Government Press Conference building in Berlin.
Subject was the push for a new international investigation of the 9/11 attacks. Mr.Giulietto Chiesa announced that the documentary “Zero” will be aired on Russia´s main TV-channel on September 11, followed by an discussion with two US-journalists and two journalists from Russia.
The 9/11 event took place at the “Russian House” in downtown Berlin, in an packed auditorium in front of almost 300 people. The Russian House was chosen after two other venues turned… Continue reading
by Jeffrey Feldman
Posted September 5, 2008
Last night, while Americans sat quietly expecting to watch a video ‘tribute’
to victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001–John McCain took
advantage of America’s good will to show a video falsely linking Iran to the
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
At 9:11pm (CST), the MSNBC coverage cut to a video being projected onto the
main screen at the RNC. At that point, Tom Brokaw introduced the video as follows:
Tom Brokaw: OK, let’s go now, Keith, if we can, down to the floor. We want
to share with our viewers the ‘Tribute To The Victims of 9/11.’
So, that was the introduction the networks gave to the video–no doubt lifted
from a press release given to them by the RNC. Normal practice, I suppose. But
here is the astoundingly immoral thing that happened next, rather than show
a video ‘tribute’ to the victims of 9/11, the McCain team showed a video ‘history’
of 9/11 that began like this:
(Fade to black as ominous slow piano music plays)
(Fade in: iconic image of Iranian revolutionaries from the late 1970s holding
Narrator: The first attack occured in Iran.
(MSNBC feed now shows picture of Iranian hostage crisis with title ‘9/11
Narrator: 444 days–America held hostage.
(Cut to: image of 1998 Al Qaeda bombings of Kenya and Somalia)
Narrator: Then again.
(Cut to: second image of 1998 Al Qaeda bombing of Kenya and Somalia)
Narrator: And again.… Continue reading
by Sam Vaknin
An Interview with David Ray Griffin
On September 11, I entertained a couple of house guests, senior journalists from Scandinavia. I remember watching in horror and disbelief the unfolding drama, as the United States was being subjected to multiple deadly attacks on-screen. I turned to the international affairs editor of a major Danish paper and told her “This could not have been done by al-Qaida.” I am an Israeli and, as such, I have a fair “sixth sense” as to the capabilities of terrorists and their potential reach.
Enter David Ray Griffin. I was introduced to him by a mutual acquaintance. He is emeritus professor of philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University. He has published over 30 books, including eight about 9/11, the best known of which is “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé.”
On the face of it, his credentials with regards to intelligence analysis are hardly relevant, let alone impressive. But, to underestimate him would be a grave error. Being a philosopher, he is highly trained and utterly qualified to assess the credibility of data; the validity and consistency of theories (including conspiracy theories); and the rationality and logic of hypotheses. These qualifications made him arguably the most visible and senior member of what came to be known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.
In our exchange, he proved to be tolerant of dissenting views, open to debate, and invariably possessed of… Continue reading
‘Guns and Butter‘ affirms that if you’re not paranoid . . .
By P. Joseph Potocki
Back in 2002, on the very first anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, KPFA 94.1-FM radio in Berkeley launched Guns and Butter , a locally produced, regionally broadcast weekly show that is possibly progressive radio’s most subversive. The program features muckraking intelligentsia from the fringe looking in and those from the geopolitical eye of the storm looking out. It’s The X-Files for real–minus any little green men.
Guns and Butter ‘s impeccably produced interviews showcase hard-nosed investigators digging deep, revealing unsanctioned truths about the power elite, along with legal experts making the case for corporate criminal prosecutions and administration impeachments. Shows have highlighted urban squatters, human rights advocates and crusading sinners turned saints, to name but a few.
The phrase ” Guns and Butter ,” says host Bonnie Faulkner, often pops up in the business section of newspapers. “Lyndon Johnson was running a ‘ Guns and Butter ‘ war in Vietnam. He was both conducting a military war, but also a war on poverty.”
Guns and Butter the show gives voice to whistleblowers, disenchanted military insiders and former high-level spooks, and to radical economists, pit-bull researchers and geopolitical wunderkinds. The program is all about money, powerful establishment baddies, plots, schemes and Cassandras. Subject matter ranges from the dangers threatening our democracy to connections between capitalism and environmental destruction; from revelations of unprecedented graft, greed, banal cabals and gruesome conspiracies to buried… Continue reading
By P. Joseph Potocki
It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.
–Alice, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
We’re hurtling down the rabbit hole. Gravity’s refuted. Black is white, and white turns bitter, transfigured by a mawkish Mad Hatter blithely chewing up our Constitution, juggling missile-shaped teacups, splashing sweet, light crude and cold blood everywhere. To anyone who’s passed through the last eight years believing whatever George W. Bush and his minions have blown their way, well, best of luck to you, because most of it hasn’t been true.
Does that mean, then, that W. and his cronies were behind the 9-11 attacks? Of course not. Some say, however, if it looks, waddles and quacks like a duck and lays duck eggs, then perhaps it’s time we re-examine it under oath, because it just might be a friggin’ duck. (Fact: Nixon White House audiotapes reveal Tricky Dick literally quacking like a duck. Nixon was a lot of things, but ducky wasn’t one of them.)
We’re all mad here.
–the Cheshire Cat
Ken Jenkins, a Marin-based videographer, electrical engineer and activist with the 9-11 Truth group, tells of one who responded to certain provocative conjecture with “I wouldn’t believe it–even if it were true.” It , of course, is the widely held and yet wildly contentious belief that elements within our own government bear responsibility for the… Continue reading
by Rob Kall
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?
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.
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My radio show, The Rob Kall Show, runs 9-10 PM EST Wednesday evenings, on AM
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live at either www.wnjc1360.com
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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
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 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
in… Continue reading
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.