Sunday, July 27 2008 - Other Important News
Bush's Mass Pardons Predicted
By Brent Budowsky
Bush will pardon himself, Vice President Cheney, and a long list of officials involved in torture, eavesdropping, destruction of evidence, the CIA leak case, and a range of other potential crimes.
As George Bush signs the pardons and boards the helicopter to depart Washington as his presidency finally ends, even then he and those pardoned will worry about the statute of limitations.
There is an important point to this, often not recognized in official Washington during the Bush years: When the unthinkable became a way of life, acts were committed that defied constitutional and legal principles in ways never done by an American president.
Saturday, July 26 2008 - Other Important News
Activist Health Info -- Prominent Cancer Doctor Warns About Cellphones
This article is being posted at 911truth.org as a "service" to our readers, though not 9/11-specific, because many of us activists are connected almost exclusively through a variety of wireless devices. We need to be healthy and clear-thinking to do the grueling work we do, and the scientific and medical literature--especially from outside the US--is becoming more definitive in sounding alarms about dangers of EMF waves from all kinds of wireless devices. European countries are looking at bans on wireless modems in schools, for instance, and this link between cell phones and cancer is really quite undeniable now. Just last night I bought a replacement for my lost cell-phone earbud for about $6 (no, NOT at Walmart!). And really, while slightly less convenient than a wireless connection, the cost to run a cable from you router to your computer is equally negligible. I'll try to refrain from sounding like your mother here when it comes to the deadly effects of vaccinations and aspartame (PLEASE read about these anyway), but I do hope that each of us will look at what we need to do to take better care of ourselves so that we can continue to fight the good fight! We've still got an awful lot of work ahead of us. Janice
July 24, 2008
... Some of the research suggests a link between cellphone use and three types of tumors: glioma; cancer of the parotid, a salivary gland near the ear; and acoustic neuroma, a tumor that essentially occurs where the ear meets the brain. All these tumors are rare, so even if cellphone use does increase risk, the risk is still very low.
On Wednesday, Dr. Herberman sent a memo to about 3,000 faculty and staff saying that children should use cellphones only for emergencies because their brains are still developing. He advised adults to keep cellphones away from the head and use the speakerphone or a wireless headset, he said.
Friday, July 25 2008 - Other Important News
'Imperial presidency' hearing to feature 13 witnesses
Video message from Dennis Kucinich here at youtube
Kucinich, Barr, Bugliosi among those testifying
The House Judiciary Committee has released a witness list for its hearing to examine "the imperial presidency" of George W. Bush.
Testifying Friday morning will be Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has introduced several resolutions calling for President Bush's and Vice President Dick Cheney's impeachment; former Rep. Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential candidate who led the charge to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998; Vincent Bugliosi, author of the just-released book The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder; and 10 other current and former members of Congress, constitutional experts and human rights activists.
The hearing, which was announced last week, seems to be the one Judiciary Chairman
John Conyers promised to Kucinich after he introduced his second impeachment
resolution aimed at Bush earlier this month. Any action on Kucinich's articles
of impeachment still seems unlikely, but the Ohio Democrat has previously said
he just wants to be able to present his case.
Friday, July 25 2008 - Get Involved
Live coverage of Conyers' hearing 7/25 10amEastern
NOTE: Excellent live blogging, and background info on what's happening with this hearing, at afterdowningstreet.org.
While you're listening, take action! Call every member of the Judiciary Committee (and especially if you're a constituent of one of them) and tell them to GET TO THE HEARING NOW! and send an email here:
The difference has always been and remains YOU. Your emails, your phone calls, your faxes, have made the difference so far and will continue to make the critical difference now.
The one click form at this page will send your personal message to all your government representatives selected below, including John Conyers himself, the chairman of the judiciary committee, with the subject "Hold Real Impeachment Hearings." At the same time you can send your personal comments only as a letter to the editor of your nearest local daily newspaper if you like.
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Read Rep. Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment. Call the Judiciary Committee and your Representative and Demand Impeachment Hearings Now. Be sure to mention Article 17 (illegal detention), Article 18 (Torture), Article 19 (Rendition) and Articles 33-35 regarding 9/11 Truth. Call 6 friends to do this also and ask them to call 6 friends...and this will go viral!!! If Conyers censors the hearing, ask for his resignation!
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Thursday, July 24 2008 - Other Important News
Flight 93 Shot Down, says Navy Officer?
Update: Janice's mea culpa --
Someone has just brought to my attention a possible interpretation of this statement different than what I had come to, so in the spirit of accurate reporting and non-sensationalism, I am adding this for your consideration. As always, we hope you carefully interpret all information coming to you, no matter what the source, (including ours, of course). My interpretation of these comments was that Stone was simply making the case (the crux of the case) that Hamdan knew the target, therefore Hamdan must have been a party to the attack. I had not considered that Stone may have been (supposedly) quoting Hamdan fully, and that Hamdan may have been the one reported as having said, "If they hadn't shot it down...," not Stone. Nonetheless, it seems quite odd that the US prosecution, led by military officers, would have made any reference to Flight 93 having been shot down... [End of update.]
A couple key points here from the Gitmo show trials not really being shown: 1) Defense attorney for bin Laden's driver, Salim Hamdan, stated: "There will be no evidence that Mr. Hamdan espoused or believed or embraced any form of what you will hear about, radical Islam beliefs, extremist Muslim beliefs." Where have we heard that before? A little like Atta and friends drinking Dewars scotch, paying for lap dances, partying it up... fundamentalist Muslims who hate Americans' 'freedoms'? I think not... 2) "'If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome,' Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks." Excuse me? Shot it down? But what about the 'brave passengers' daring revolt' that brought that plane down into a field in Pennsylvania and courageously saved the Capitol or White House?
The Official Myth never held water well, but now it's leaking like a sieve... No wonder they won't let 9/11 victims' family members attend "the most just war crimes trial that anyone has ever seen." (Related: September Eleventh Advocates press release on need for fair trials: They might finally get real answers to some of the 70% of questions they presented to the 9/11 Commission that were never addressed. And it is long past time for real answers.
Snips: "If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome," Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks.
"There will be no evidence that Mr. Hamdan espoused or believed or embraced any form of what you will hear about, radical Islam beliefs, extremist Muslim beliefs," he said.
Thursday, July 24 2008 - Other Important News
9/11 Truth: We Deserve Better
A video tribute by Jon Gold
Wednesday, July 23 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
Gitmo judge: No 'coercive' questioning evidence
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The judge in the first American war crimes trial since World War II barred evidence on Monday that interrogators obtained from Osama bin Laden's driver following his capture in Afghanistan.
Prosecutors are considering whether to appeal the judge's ruling — a development that could halt the trial of Salim Hamdan that began earlier Monday after years of delays and legal setbacks.
"We need to evaluate ... to what extent it has an impact on our ability to fully portray his criminality in this case, but also what it might set out for future cases," said Army Col. Lawrence Morris, the tribunals' chief prosecutor.
Hamdan, who was captured at a roadblock in Afghanistan in November 2001, pleaded not guilty at the start of a trial that will be closely watched as the first full test of the Pentagon's system for prosecuting alleged terrorists. He faces a maximum life sentence if convicted of conspiracy and aiding terrorism.
Wednesday, July 23 2008 - Research/Evidence
History Commons, Update on July 23, 2008
* 7/7 London bombings mastermind Haroon Rashid Aswat was alleged to be an informer by a counterterrorism expert in 2005, and the British authorities certainly showed a surprising lack of interest in him during his career
* Lead 7/7 London bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan was monitored by the British security services
* Details of calls by Flight 93 passenger Tom Burnett
* Vice President Cheney's demands for alterations to 9/11 Commission report
Tuesday, July 22 2008 - Other Important News
1991 CNN Report: Secret Succession Plans Would Grant Cheney Special Authorities During Disaster
Rep. Dennis Kucinich briefly addressed Continuity of Government in response to a question on our recent 9/11 truth movement open conference call (transcript and audio here). His comments included:
"The questions that have been raised about Continuity of Government are very serious because they relate to whether or not the president could take us into a state of emergency and essentially suspend the Constitution. We need to know what the rules are here. Members of Congress have made efforts to try to get the documents from the Administration that relate to the Continuity of Government; they have not been able to obtain it. This is something I'm very concerned about, that I have followed, that I continue to follow up on. I have the same concern. If we hadn't seen this Administration take us into a war based on lies, suspend habeas corpus, attack the Fourth Amendment and many other provisions of the Constitution, then there'd be no reason to be concerned about this provision of Continuity of Government. But since they have done this and have shown a willingness to compromise the Constitution of the United States in very deep ways, we'd better be very concerned. And I think that Congress has to get the information of what the intentions are of this Administration with respect to the issues of Continuity of Government. Continuity of Government should not be about a power grab. If the nation is under some type of severe attack there has to be a way to continue to govern. But Continuity of Government should not be used as a cover for an anti-democratic takeover of this nation. And I'm, I think that we have to be suspicious of this Administration's activities any time the President signs an Executive Order that seems to take steps in the direction of anti-democratic conduct."
Links to further important reading on this issue are in that same article. Read them, learn about this valid concern, then call your legislators today and demand that they find out what's in the secret Continuity of Government paperwork, and why they've not been allowed to see it. What structure of government DO we live under?
by Devlin Buckley
"In the United States of America there is a hidden government about which you know nothing."
So begins a revealing television exposeé aired by CNN in 1991. The hour-long Special Assignment presented the findings of a yearlong CNN investigation into the ultra-secretive Continuity of Government (COG) program, commonly referred to as the "doomsday government" or the "shadow government".
The COG program was originally designed in the 1950s to ensure the survival of the federal government in the event of a nuclear attack. The highly secretive emergency plans were substantially upgraded during the 1980s and have become a focus point of the current administration, particularly since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Tuesday, July 22 2008 - In the Media
Who knows what happened on 9/11?
Wide-ranging conspiracies do take place, whether you or I, or Charlie Brooker,
are inclined to believe it or not
Earlier this week Charlie Brooker generated the largest number of online responses to an article in the history of Comment is free. His theme was conspiracy theory in general and the 9/11 conspiracy theories in particular -- and it collected more than 1,700 comments. Brooker thinks conspiracy theories console those who find reality too dull and complicated without the garnish of a hidden agenda: "Embrace a conspiracy theory and suddenly you're part of a gang sharing privileged information; your sense of power and dignity rises a smidgeon and this troublesome world makes more sense, for a time."
Brooker's line belongs to a mini-genre of attempts to explain the public's willingness to entertain conspiracy theories in psychological terms. Indeed he is very close to that stern rationalist Melanie Phillips, who has decided that, in the absence of religion, conspiracy theories satisfy "our desperate need to make order out of chaos".
Tuesday, July 22 2008 - History of the Movement
OpEd -- More than a movement -- the search for 9/11 truth is an awakening
By Kevin Quirk
A year ago, I announced in this forum the launching of my survey for a book that would compile personal accounts of ordinary people active in the 9/11 truth movement. Since then, I've been gathering dozens of revealing, often moving stories from inside and outside the U.S., and I've begun to put a shape to Voices for 9/11 Truth. Along the way, I've come to believe that what we call the 9/11 truth movement is not really a movement per se. It's something else, something potentially more important, more meaningful, and maybe even more impactful.
First, the obvious: we're not exactly a homogenous group. Yes, there is a shared commitment to prompt a thorough and impartial 9/11 investigation and unravel the sinister mess behind the crime and cover-up, but we're not linked by bloodlines, gender, age, economic status, or any other common entity. We're no clearly defined, pre-established group seeking a platform to gain rights or power -- and anyway, we'd be hard pressed to put together a thousand members for a rally, let alone hundreds of thousands. In fact, what I've been most struck by in fielding these personal accounts and interacting with the gutsy people behind them is the wide diversity of those who believe that 9/11 was orchestrated from within our government.
Monday, July 21 2008 - Other Important News
The Last Nail in the Coffin of the 9/11 Myth -- Mohamed Atta in Oklahoma City September 2001
By Jack Blood
For almost a year and a half I have been in the loop on a most fantastic story involving the Herculean investigative reporting of Chris Emery, Holland Van den Nieuwenhof and crew from www.okcbombing.net
As hard as it was, I kept quiet and off the record, as the team investigated an angle of the 911 terrorist attack of 2001 which had Mohamed Atta (pictured right) and five of his alleged hijackers in Oklahoma City just days before 911, drunk, boisterous and brawling -- Not a Koran, or prayer rug in site.
Last week - July 2008, they had reached the end of their investigation, and impenetrable walls of resistance prohibited them from going any further. Last Friday July 19th 2008 the Emery team decided to go public on my syndicated radio show, DEADLINE LIVE w/ Jack Blood. The result of which has sent shockwaves throughout the 911 truth community.
Sunday, July 20 2008 - Politics & 9/11
McKinney Goes Green
By Katie Paul
RELATED: Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente interviewed by Dennis Bernstein on KPFA's Flashpoints - 7/18/2008
Newsweek's Katie Paul interviewed Green Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, now published at Newsweek.com
A clip and one particular question is posted here. Read the full story at Newsweek.com
Controversy has always been Cynthia McKinney's trademark. This election season, she may have finally found her perfect political home. Last weekend, the 53-year-old former Georgia congresswoman clinched the Green Party's presidential nomination; 35-year-old hip-hop activist and activist Rosa Clemente will be her running mate.
A firebrand politician best known for her impolitic statements during her more than 20 years in public life, McKinney has had a mixed electoral record as a Democrat in her district in recent years. After 10 years in office, she was upset in 2002 by fellow Democrat Denise Majette, re-elected in 2004, and ousted again in 2006 by the 4th District's current Democratic congressman, Rep. Hank Johnson. Most commentators point to her altercation with a U.S. Capitol police officer and her accusations that the Bush administration covered up its role in the 9/11 attacks to explain the losses, but McKinney cites voting irregularities like those highlighted in "American Blackout," a 2006 documentary that focuses on her career.
Paul: If you were to be elected, what would be item number one on the McKinney agenda?
McKinney: Is it OK if I do several things simultaneously [laughs]? First of all, we have to instruct the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draw up an orderly withdrawal process for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We would also begin work immediately on a budget to submit to Congress that satisfies human needs and doesn't reflect corporate greed as the current budget does. I would also remind the members of Congress swept into office with me as the New Broom Coalition that we could initiate impeachment proceedings. Also, I would make public the papers pertaining to certain tragedies in the life of our country, like the JKF assassination, Martin Luther King Jr., and the 9/11 Truth Movement-I would release everything the Bush administration knew about September 11. One more thing I would do is begin the process of putting into place a Department of Peace. It would be wonderful to rename the Department of State as the Department of Peace and have our ambassadors go around the world with a mission…to begin their engagement in the world based on human rights and peace.
Saturday, July 19 2008 - 9/11 Commission
Request for Information--'18th Soldier's Testimony'
We are putting out a request for any of you who may know more about the following hearing to please contact us. It's quite important.
On approximately March 11-12, 2003 a hearing was held for which we're trying to find video or a transcript. The info is a little sketchy, but here's what we have that's pretty solid: It was at one point broadcast on CSpan (no, I can't find it in their archives now); was chaired/participated in by Senator Max Baucus; Michael Chertoff was present; apparently the Army spokesperson at the hearing represented that 17 soldiers verified Mohammed Atta was never present in the United States prior to 9/11; at one point during the two-day hearing, this frustrated Senator (Baucus?) said, essentially, "I know what the other 17 soldiers have said. Where's the 18th soldier who was supposed to testify? I want to hear what he has to report. Why can't he be found?" in reference to a military intelligence unit, possibly led by Stephen Reed.
What we don't have is: What committee chaired the hearings, the specific focus or title of the hearings, location of a video or transcript, role Michael Chertoff played in the hearing. If any of you recall seeing that on CSpan, or have any other info about it that could help us find it, please email janice (at) 911truth.org. Even details of your "vague recollection" would be helpful. Thanks so much!
Saturday, July 19 2008 - Other Important News
Breaking News: Atta et al in OKC Immediately Prior to 9/11/01
From: Jack Blood
Please forward this around...
After over a year of investigations, my sources are ready to speak out publicly on one on of the most important Sept 11th puzzle pieces ever to come my way.
It seems that Mohamed Atta and at least 4 other 911 (alleged) hijackers were in Oklahoma City just before 9.11.2001.
My sources accidentally ran into several witnesses while investigating leads in the OKC Bombing case.
What did they find?
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