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For 9/11 skeptics, case is far from settled

By Marc Hansen
June 17, 2010
Des Moines Register

On Tuesday night, Sean Michalek drove from Victor to Adel for the monthly 911 Truth of Central Iowa meeting.

The trek west took 105 minutes, but so what? Michalek, 64, would have driven nine hours to commune and commiserate with other Iowans who believe the official story of Sept. 11, 2001, is a big fat lie.

“It’s the only game in Iowa,” he said.

The only game, he meant, for people who think 9/11 is the least examined tragedy in American history.

According to 911truth.org, the Adel group has company. Grass-roots organizers also exist in Cedar Falls, Davenport and Indianola.

That said, going on nine years after the attack on the United States, the 9/11 truthers are still playing small ball. The group, for the most part, is still more sect than mainline denomination.

Though 15 people showed up for the June meeting at the Adel Public Library, the attendees are convinced the movement is gaining strength and that someday the conspiracy theory will become an accepted fact.

James Hufferd, a former junior college teacher with a Ph.D., has been calling these monthly meetings for almost three years. When they have a speaker, they draw a decent crowd. In April, theologian and author David Ray Griffin filled a 300-seat auditorium at Drake.

On this night, Dennis Scar, 60, rolled in from his farm near Earlham. Lin Cornelison, 59, traveled from Creston. Angela Bassett, 38, came from Urbandale. Scott Hartung, 51, Kent… Continue reading

Managed News: Inside The US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire

by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff
DailyCensored.com World News

“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”

– Charles Dickens

We face what appears to be a military industrial media empire so powerful and complex that truth is mostly absent or reported in disconnected segments with little historical context. A case in point: The London Times reported on June 5, 2010, that American troops are now operating in 75 countries. Has President Obama secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US Special Forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world? If so, this increase is far in excess of special-forces operations under the Bush administration and reflects how aggressively Obama is pursuing al-Qaeda behind his public rhetoric of global engagement and diplomacy. Somehow this information didn’t make it into the US media.

The US, in cooperation with NATO, is building global occupation forces for the control of international resources in support of Trilateralist–US, Europe, Japan–corporate profits. A New York Times report on the availability of a trillion dollars in mineral wealth in Afghanistan, on top of the need for an oil/gas pipeline from the Caspian Sea, suggests other reasons for U.S objectives in the region.

Jim Lobe of Inter Press Service writes on June 15, 2010, “The timing of the publication of a major New York Times story on the vast untapped mineral wealth that lies beneath Afghanistan’s soil is raising major questions about the intent of the Pentagon … Blake Hounshell, managing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, says that the US Geological Service (USGS) already published a comprehensive inventory of Afghanistan’s non-oil mineral resources on the Internet in 2007, as did the British Geological Survey.…

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Australian Media Asks About 9/11

July 7, 2010 Update – Part of this interview was replayed again last night,
nationally, on the Australian Top 30.

Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILyQiXK7jPY&feature=player_embedded

John was interviewed on the 2DAY FM Breakfast radio show on the 25th June 2010.
This program goes right across Australia, and is one of the most popular shows
in the country. This time slot is normally the Kyle and Jackie-O show, but the
show today was hosted by Chris and Charli.

It will be replayed on the Australian Top 30 this week!

Call them on +61 2 9375 1041 and give them your support. Let them know that
this was an excellent and courageous thing to do!

Visit the website and leave a comment: http://www.2dayfm.com.au


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Professor Niels Harritt to Present Evidence that Explosives were Used
to Bring Down the WTC Towers on 9/11

Sydney, Australia, Wednesday 23rd June — 9/11 Truth Australia will host
a public lecture by Danish Professor Niels Harrit from the University of Copenhagen,
titled “Did Explosives Bring Down the Towers on 9/11?”

Professor Harrit is the lead author of an expert international team that produced
a peer reviewed scientific paper published early last year, titled “Active
Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe”.
This paper, which has not been reported in this country to date, has remained
unchallenged within the scientific literature and can be found online at the
Open Chemical Physics Journal, Bentham Open (www.bentham.org).

The evening lecture will be given in two parts, the first being about the little
known 47 story WTC building 7, titled “The Seventh Tower: A Mysterious
Building Collapse”.…

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Sydney 9/11 Event Creates Serious Mainstream Media Ripples!

Story by John Bursill
22nd of July, 2010

Australia’s number one talk back Radio Station 2GB, has reported on the Prof. Niels Harritt Lecture on the 17th of July, 2010 at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts during their late night show with Brian Wilshire. Sydney’s most popular late night show’s regular guest, Prof. Keith Suter, who attended the Harritt Lecture, has expressed his fascination with the issue of the World Trade Center 7 collapse on the afternoon of September 11, 2001.

Audio sourced by Hereward Fenton, Editor www.truthnews.com.au and www.911oz.com

Prof. Suter, a highly regarded Australian media personality and internationally recognised academic and expert on foreign affairs, clearly expressed his satisfaction with the event and the evidence supporting an apparent “implosion” of WTC 7. “I commend the organisers. They kept emphasizing it was a scientific gathering, although it was open to the general public… they were treating it in a scientific way. They were looking simply at the scientific aspects of ‘how’ the building came down not ‘why’ or ‘who’. There were questions from the floor, naturally, sort of saying who would be behind this and the scientists they had there…(Harritt, et. al)…they kept saying no, no, no it’s our job to simply identify the process by which the buildings came down”. Suter, while talking to popular host Brian Wilshire who is already on the record as having many doubts about the official “9/11 conspiracy theory”, went on to mention that WTC 7′s collapse was missing from the… Continue reading

AE911Truth, physicists to debate World Trade Center destruction on ‘Coast to Coast AM’

Written by Shawn Hamilton
Friday, 13 August 2010
Ed.: Published originally at examiner.com; Aug 3, 2010

rgA highly anticipated debate between two members of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and two physicists is scheduled for August 21, 2010. The debate will air on the popular late night talk show Coast to Coast AM with host Ian Punnett between 10pm – 2am Pacific time.

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth and an architect for over twenty years, has delivered over 150 presentations in 17 countries, including Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and throughout the United States. He will be joined by Danish scientist, Niels Harrit, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen — a chemist and university teacher with expertise in organic chemistry, photochemistry, fluorescence, and nanotechnology.

nielsHarrit co-authored a peer-reviewed paper along with Dr. Steven Jones and several others, documenting their discovery of a highly energetic, nano-engineered form of thermite in World Trade Center dust. In its ordinary form, thermite, a mixture of iron oxide and aluminum powder, burns extremely hot — around 4500° F. — sufficiently hot to melt iron, which melts at around 2700° F.

Gage and Harrit will present evidence that the three World Trade Center skyscrapers were explosively demolished on September 11, 2001.

“We hope that this milestone debate at this prestigious venue will give us an opportunity to lay out the explosive evidence that has alarmed over 1,000 technical and building professionals into demanding a new WTC… Continue reading

We need to continue to seek the truth about 9/11

August 8, 2010
Bloomington Herald-Times

This guest column is by Kevin Ryan, a member of the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington

Over the past three years, a group of concerned Bloomington citizens has worked to raise the public consciousness about the need for 9/11 truth. These folks are sometimes called “conspiracy theorists” because they do not believe the official version of events. Once people get by their initial reactions to 9/11 questioning, however, much can be learned in the process.

To begin with, we all understand the definition of a conspiracy to be a secret plan, among two or more people, to commit a crime. Yet when faced with emotionally charged events like 9/11, many of us pretend that the definition of the word has changed.

It is certain that unless you believe these crimes were committed by one person acting alone, you believe in a 9/11 conspiracy. But people today have been trained to use the word to mean only a small subset of conspiracies enacted by powerful people, like government officials.

For those who redefine the word in this way, al-Qaida is not capable of a conspiracy, and belief in conspiracies committed by powerful people is not rational. We are therefore left with the notion that conspiracies are irrational altogether, despite the fact that our news and our laws are chock-full of conspiracy charges.

Additionally, to accept this redefinition, we must ignore the many instances of secret criminal plans involving powerful U.S. government agencies, such as Operation Northwoods,… Continue reading

9/11 skeptics present ‘Peace Through Truth’

By Rachel Trees
September 05, 2010
Indiana Daily Student

The 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington’s presentation Saturday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater titled “Peace Through Truth; 9/11 and State Crimes Against Democracy” outlined speakers’ skepticisms toward the events that took place on 9/11.

Speakers included Graeme MacQueen, founding director for McMaster University’s Centre for Peace Studies in Ontario, and behavioral neuroscientist Laurie Manwell.

“The folks who are engaged in the movement are serious scholars who come to conclusions based on evidence that should be available to everyone in the room,” said Byron Bangert, member of the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington.

After a brief moment of silence “for those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in the events that were set in motion on that day” initiated by Bangert, the speakers began their presentations.

MacQueen’s speech, titled “The Fictional Basis for the War on Terror,” explained two hypotheses — the structural failure hypothesis, or “governmental hypothesis,” and the explosion hypothesis, or “non-governmental hypothesis.”

By aid of video footage, images, eye-witness accounts and details of his findings of chemical and physical inaccuracies, MacQueen explained his evidence behind the theory that the World Trade Center was detonated.

“The towers came down because they were wired for detonation,” he said. “I’m not suggesting that planes didn’t fly into them and damage them. I am suggesting that they didn’t bring the towers down.”

Manwell’s speech, titled “The Psychological Implications of 9/11,” covered such topics as group mentality and social crimes against democracy and challenged people to not just accept the facts they have been given about 9/11.…

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1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11

PR Newswire
September 7, 2010
News.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7
Former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Discuss Scientific Findings

National Press Club, Washington DC, 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Thursday September 9, 2010, Gravel and Gage will host a central press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presenting hard evidence that all three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, in NYC were destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.

Senator Gravel notes, “Critically important evidence has come forward after the original government building reports were completed.”

This press conference will be webcast at AE911Truth.org and hosted concurrently in cities throughout the world.* Following the conference, there will be a mock debate during which public statements made by government investigators and other defenders of the official account will be presented and responded to in multimedia format. “They refuse to debate us in person,” says Gage, “so we will let their public statements represent them.”

Gage will release a media-friendly summary of his organization’s findings, which are based on forensic evidence as well as video and eyewitness testimony that were omitted from official reports. He will show evidence that the WTC Twin Towers were not destroyed by jet plane impacts or fires, but by pre-set explosives and incendiaries. The non-profit organization, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will also call for a grand jury investigation of government report lead engineers Shyam Sunder and… Continue reading

New Scientific Evidence Undermines Afghanistan War

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2010

On the eve of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, support for the war in Afghanistan took a serious blow yesterday. Simultaneous press conferences were held in New York and Los Angeles to present startling new information refuting the official 9/11 narrative, used to justify the war. Also announced were three major professional groups which have joined the worldwide, and ever-growing, “9/11 Truth Movement”.

In a striking show of unity, representatives of “Scientists for 9/11 Truth”, “U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth” and “Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth” presented their findings and unveiled their eye-opening websites. Each non-profit group has launched a petition calling for a new, transparent investigation.

In NY, representing “Scientists”, Professor Niels Harrit said, “The official account put forth by NIST violates the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry.” Harrit is Prof. Emeritus at the University of Copenhagen and was lead author for a 2009 peer-reviewed study that revealed evidence of high tech explosives throughout the WTC dust.

In LA, physics teacher David Chandler discussed the swift destruction of the WTC towers, including Building 7, the little-known third tower. Having demonstrated its free fall, he confronted the US government agency NIST with his analyses and forced NIST to revise its November 2008 Final Report on WTC 7. NIST’s Draft Report had claimed free fall was impossible but NIST ultimately acknowledged WTC 7 was in absolute free fall for over two seconds. Concluded Chandler, “Free fall is physically impossible without explosives”.

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9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered – Interview with Peter Dale Scott

Interview with esteemed scholar and author Peter Dale Scott
TheRealNews.com
September 10, 2010

Peter Dale Scott: “I do know for a certainty that there has been a cover-up of 9/11″ …

Bio ~ Peter Dale Scott a former Canadian diplomat and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His most recent books are Drugs, Oil, and War (2005), The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (2007), The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War (2008) and Mosaic Orpheus (poetry, 2009).

Radio Interviews with Michael Berger, 911Truth.org Media Coordinator

Michael Berger, Media Coordinator for 911truth.org, was scheduled for a ten-minute interview this morning with Pat Brittenden of New Zealand’s NewstalkZB. Just over an hour prior to the scheduled appointment time, Pat called Michael to ask whether he could do the interview an hour early … with Gene Corley carrying the torch for the Official Story! Click here to listen to the explosive results of this surprise opportunity…

Mike Berger on NewstalkZB

Don’t miss Michael’s radio appearance tonight (Friday, September10th) at 6:00pm Central time on TalkSport Radio (www.talksport.net) in the UK, with presenter (host) George Galloway. Listen live here. “The UK’s best speech radio station” with sports and current affairs programming, live commentaries, interviews, debate and phone-ins. Available on 1089/1053 AM, DAB Digital Radio, Sky Digital 0108, Freeview 723, Digital Cable and at www.talkSPORT.net

Michael will take to the air again Sunday, 9/12 at 3:30 CDT on South Africa’s biggest talk show radio, Radio 702 with Kate Turkington. Listen here.

The Court Jester and 9/11 Truth

By Cosmos 9/11 Truth News

Photo of Jon Stewart with 9/11 sign Attacked by the Left. Attacked by the Right. Attacked by “edgy” political comedians for scant, confused laughs — with no discernible purpose other than to discourage and further isolate those seeking justice. No matter if their political affiliation is Coke, or whether they lean hard towards Pepsi, everyone in the corporate mainstream media can agree that 9/11 truth is a target worthy of derision.

Yet, strangely, none of them can seem to get their story straight.

When left-wing commentators denounce 9/11 truth activists, the activists are derided as right-wing conspiracy freaks — lumped in with the Tea Party and various hate groups. When it’s the Right’s turn to attack, those seeking answers about 9/11 are uniformly painted as Bush-burnt America haters, the very worst of the left-wing losers.

Sometimes — just to mix it up — a lefty journalist will agree that 9/11 truth is indeed a scourge of the Left, and even concoct a bizarre conspiracy theory to explain it away.

When it comes to political humor in the corporate media, the drill is exactly the same.

Last week, comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show announced his upcoming “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington DC. Using 9/11 truth as an example of the “insanity” that plagues this country, Stewart mocked the cause as right-wing kookiness, the equivalent of believing Obama is a secret muslim.

Stewart’s shtick is the exasperated moderate everyman, a lone voice of reason in a sea of insanity — willing… Continue reading

Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings

By Catherine Herridge
Exclusive by Foxnews.com

Image of Operation Dark Heart A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as “Able Danger.”

At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department’s Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG’s report — or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.

Atta is believed to have been the ringleader of the Sept. 11 hijackers who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center. Claims about how early Atta first tripped the radar of the Department of Defense date back to 2005, but those claims never made it into the Inspector General’s report. The report was completed in 2006 and, until now, has been available only in a version with the names of virtually all of the witnesses blacked out.

Fox News, as part of an ongoing investigation, exclusively obtained a clean copy of the report and spoke to several principal witnesses, including an intelligence and data collector who asked that she not be named.

The witness told Fox News she was interviewed twice by a Defense Department investigator. She said she told the investigator that it was highly likely a department database included the picture of Atta, whom she knew under an alias, Mohammed el-Sayed.

The Defense Intelligence Agency has blocked a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called “Able Danger.”

“When it came to the picture, (the investigator) he was fairly hostile,” the witness told Fox News.…

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Could WikiLeaks Have Prevented 9/11? Former FBI Agent Says Yes

Jon Wiener
October 17, 2010
TheNation.com Blogs The Notion

As WikiLeaks prepares to release 400,000 Iraq war documents, two former government
security officials argue that WikiLeaks could have prevented 9/11, if the website
had been around in 2001.

The two ought to know: Coleen Rowley, the Minneapolis FBI agent who tried to sound the alarm a month before 9/11, and Bogdan Dzakovic, a special agent for the FAA’s security division, who was a leader of the agency’s “Red Team” that was warning officials about vulnerabilities in airport security just before 9/11.

“Things might have been different if there had been a quick, confidential way to get information out,” the two write — and WikiLeaks could have provided exactly that, according to their op-ed in the LA Times on Friday.

The information they wanted to get out was about Zacarias Moussaoui, the French Moroccan attending flight school in Minnesota who was interested in learning how to fly a commercial jet, but was not interested in learning how to land one. Rowley was one of those trying to sound the alarm about him. And a foreign intelligence service had reported that Moussaoui had connections with a foreign terrorist group.

Less than a month before 9/11, an FBI supervisor sent a warning to officials in Washington. He pleaded that he was “trying to keep someone from taking a plane and crashing into the World Trade Center.”

It doesn’t get much more specific than that. But FBI officials in Washington refused to act, or make any public statement about Moussaoui.…

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[Australian]Trades Hall president Kevin Bracken calls 9/11 ‘conspiracy’; Prime Minister responds

by Shannon Deery, Stephen McMahon
October 20, 2010
HeraldSun.com.au

[RELATED POLL:
"Do you think Kevin Bracken's comments were reasonable?"]

UPDATE 7.51pm: JULIA Gillard has dismissed as “stupid and
wrong” a senior union official’s belief that the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy
but has refused to discipline him.

Kevin Bracken.  Picture: Mike Keating  < title=Source: HWT Image Library” align=”right” hspace=”5″ vspace=”5″Kevin Bracken, the president of the Victorian Trades Hall and secretary of
the Maritime Union of Australia, sparked anger this morning after claiming the
attacks were not the result of terrorist activity.

“I believe the official story is a conspiracy theory that doesn’t stand
up to scientific scrutiny,” Mr Bracken told ABC talk-back host Jon Faine.

“In my mind the buildings were imploded.”

Faine initially thought the call was a hoax.

“I challenge you to a public debate,” Mr Bracken said to Faine.

“Aviation fuel doesn’t get hot enough to melt steel and no high rise steel
frame building before or after September 11 has ever collapsed due to fire.”

* Audio: Listen to Kevin Bracken on Jon Faine

Faine described the claim as a “nutter theory”.

The Federal Opposition seized on the comments in Parliament today, with Victorian
MP Josh Frydenberg asking Ms Gillard what action she would take against Mr Bracken
“to send a message that such remarks are unacceptable”, The Australian
reported.

“Obviously I don’t agree with the remarks, obviously they are stupid
and wrong,” Ms Gillard said.

“The Labor Party is a large organisation, people join it as individuals
— we don’t dictate what people think.”

After being accused by Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne of not answering
the question on discipline, Ms Gillard said: “If it is the intention of
the Leader of the Opposition to expel every member who says something stupid,
I’ll start sending him a weekly list.”

In Victoria, Shadow Attorney General Robert Clarke said Mr Bracken’s comments
were a direct insult to Australian soldiers serving in Afghanistan.…

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Judge Napolitano for 9/11 Truth

November 24, 1020
911truthnews.com

Fox Business host and Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano revealed yesterday that he doubts the US government’s account of the 9/11 attacks. Referring to the rapid, symmetrical destruction of World Trade Center building 7, Napolitano told radio host Alex Jones:

“It’s hard for me to believe that it came down by itself… I am gratified to see that people across the board are interested. I think twenty years from now, people will look at 9/11 the way we look at the assassination of JFK today. It couldn’t possibly have been done the way the government told us.”

Napolitano recently discussed WTC 7 on his “Freedom Watch” program with fellow FOX host Geraldo Rivera and has also hosted Anthony Shaffer to discuss the Able Danger cover up.

The news of Napolitano’s 9/11 statements was first reported in a derogatory piece by Media Matters and then picked up by the staunchly anti-9/11 truth Huffington Post — perhaps in an attempt to make FOX look worse. As one commenter on the Huffington Post story noted “What’s interesting is that this article centers on a ‘FOX Host’ and not the families, engineers and architects requesting a new investigation.”

George Bush thought 9/11 plane had been shot down on his orders

Memoirs reveal former US president gave order to shoot down any hijacked planes before United Airlines flight 93 crashed.

by James Meikle
29 October 2010
guardian.co.uk

George Bush initially believed the only plane not to reach its intended target during the 11 September attacks had been shot down on his orders, according to leaks from the former president’s memoir of his two terms in office.

Bush reveals that he gave the order for any further suspected hijacked planes to be shot down after the first aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre in New York during the 2001 terror attacks.

He at first thought the crash of United Airlines flight 93 in Pennsylvania had resulted from this instruction, although it later emerged that passengers had stormed the cockpit as hijackers flew the plane towards the Capitol building in Washington.

The memoir, Decision Points, is due to be published on 9 November, in the aftermath of the US midterm elections, and Bush is already lined up for interviews on the Oprah Winfrey and NBC Today shows.

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Australian TV Interview with Activist/Engineer John Bursill – Talking About AE911Truth.org

October 31, 2010
John Bursill

From the YouTube notes: Many Kind Thanks to TVS (CH 31, Digital CH44) and “Yianni’s City Life” for their co-operation in AIRING John Bursill, Spokesperson for 9/11 Truth in Australia. This was the First TV Program BRAVE enough in AUSTRALIA to give a “Balanced” presentation on the “9/11 Tragedy” that has affected us all.

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You can contact TVS and thank them by e-mail at email@tvs.org.au