Tuesday, November 10 2009 - 9/11 Precedents
by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed
Islamic fundamentalist militants are the enemies of Israel and Western governments, right? Think again. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed reports.
Once upon a time, the CIA trained, financed and supported Osama bin Laden and his mujahidin networks in Afghanistan to repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. After the end of the Cold War, bin Laden turned against the West and we no longer had any use for him. His persistent terrorist attacks against us for more than a decade, culminating in 9/11, provoked our own response, in the form of the 'War on Terror'. This is the official narrative. And it's false. Not only did Western intelligence services continue to foster Islamist extremist and terrorist groups connected to al-Qaeda after the Cold War; they continued to do so even after 9/11.
The CIA's jihad
The story begins in the summer of 1979, six months before the Soviet invasion, when the CIA had already begun financing elements of an emerging Islamist mujahidin force inside Afghanistan. The idea, according to former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and former CIA Director Robert Gates, was to increase the probability of a Soviet invasion, and entrap 'the Soviets into a Vietnamese quagmire'.1
Osama bin Laden arrived in the country later that year, sent by then-Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki bin Faisal, where he set up the Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK) which helped finance, recruit and train mujahidin fighters.2 Bin Laden, the MAK, and the Afghan mujahidin in total received about half a billion dollars a year from the CIA, and roughly the same from the Saudis, funnelled through Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).3
By around 1988, as Jane’s Defence Weekly reports, 'with US knowledge, Bin Laden created al-Qaeda (The Base): a conglomerate of quasi-independent Islamic terrorist cells spread across at least 26 countries'.4 US and Western intelligence agencies facilitated this process, seeing rightwing Islamist movements as a counterweight to Communist, leftwing and nationalist political trends. They supported the Saudis and other Gulf states, as well as Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan among others, in proliferating Islamist extremist institutions in far-flung countries such as Algeria, Yemen, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Funding for these activities was intertwined with the establishment of organized criminal financial centres in Malaysia, Madagascar, South Africa, Nigeria, Latin America, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Turkestan, and elsewhere.5
Sunday, November 8 2009 - Get Involved
Tickets? The Hard Evidence Down Under Tour 2009 - Uncovering the Truth of the 9/11 Attacks
November 7, 2009
We still have 135 (out of 292) Tickets to sell for Saturday the 14th event and 210 (out of 292) for Sunday the 15th event.
Many of you have not bought tickets to the Sunday Event because you think it probably won't sell out or you didn't know you had to? Please consider the organisers and firm these seats now as payment on the day is a hassle and inconvenient for all concerned!
To buy tickets for "Truth in Action" Sunday the 15th in Sydney here www.stickytickets.com.au/2212/Truth_in_Action.aspx and please remember the steller line up including Luke Rudkowski (Head of WeAreChange NY and founder of WAC), Janice Matthews (Head of 911Truth.org), Cosmos (Head of TruthAction.org), Ken Jenkins (911 Truth's #1 Psychologist), Dr Frank Legge (Co-ed of the Journal of 9/11 Studies) and Hereward Fenton (Australia's top 9/11 Journalist)! Don't miss this event!
Saturday, November 7 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Eleventh of Every Month - 'Heroes'
This video was released in 2008, but we're reposting because it's such a powerful tribute to everyone who's out there on the 11th of Every Month - Till Justice. This Wednesday is yet another 11th... where will you be?
Saturday, November 7 2009 - Other Important News
Pentagon pursuing new investigation into Bush propaganda program
by Brad Jacobson
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
The Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General is conducting a new investigation into a covert Bush administration Defense Department program that used retired military analysts to produce positive wartime news coverage.
Asked when his office expects to conclude the investigation, Comerford said, “As a matter of policy we do not set deadlines since any number of variables or factors could result in a delay.”
He did confirm that investigators in his office have read Raw Story’s recent articles on the topic.
Last May, the Inspector General’s office rescinded and repudiated a prior internal investigation’s report on the retired military analyst program, which had been issued by the Bush administration, because it “did not meet accepted quality standards for an Inspector General work product.” Yet in recent interviews with Raw Story, Pentagon officials who took part in the program were still defending it by referencing this invalidated report.
Gary Comerford, Inspector General spokesman for the Defense Department, told Raw Story last week that his office is conducting an investigation into the retired military analyst program and confirmed that the investigation began during the summer.
Saturday, November 7 2009 - 9/11 Consequences
The Real Intelligence Failure
By Philip Giraldi
November 4, 2009
Campaign for Liberty
Most Americans believe that we are in a terrible dilemma. An increasing number are uncomfortable with the continuing carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan and fearful of the consequences of yet another Middle East war, this time against Iran, but most also believe that our country is threatened by dark forces that seek to destroy us and that extreme measures are justified. Few realize that fear alone is bringing about our transformation into a country driven by constant warfare to the detriment of our constitutional liberties.
Friday, November 6 2009 - Research/Evidence
Amalgam Virgo: Document Reveals Details of Military Exercise Involving Suicide Pilot Three Months before 9/11
November 4, 2009
History Commons Groups
New details of a NORAD exercise called Amalgam Virgo 01-02 have been found in a document at the National Archives. The exercise involved a suicide pilot attacking a military installation in the US. It was run in early June 2001, just three months before 9/11.
The document was found in the 9/11 Commission’s files at the National Archives by History Commons contributor Erik Larson (a.k.a. Paxvector) and uploaded to the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd. Some information about the exercise was revealed at the History Commons Groups blog in June, when we publicised a commission document summarising a group of military exercises designed to help the military deal with suicide hijackings. However, the newly-found three-page scenario provides more detail.
Wednesday, November 4 2009 - Other Important News
Breaking: CIA agents guilty of Italy kidnap
Human Rights Watch spokeswoman Joanne Mariner said: "For us, this first case puts the war on terror on trial." ...
November 4, 2009
An Italian judge has convicted 23 Americans - all but one of them CIA agents - and two Italian secret agents for the 2003 kidnap of a Muslim cleric.
The agents were accused of abducting Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, known as Abu Omar, from Milan and sending him to Egypt, where he was allegedly tortured.
The trial, which began in June 2007, is the first involving the CIA's so-called "extraordinary rendition" programme.
Three Americans and five Italians were acquitted by the court in Milan.
The Americans were all tried in their absence as they have not been extradited from the US to Italy.
The CIA's Milan station chief at the time, Robert Lady, was given an eight-year term, while the other 22 Americans convicted - one of them a US air force colonel - were sentenced to five years in prison.
Wednesday, November 4 2009 - Get Involved
Australian ABC Protest on Remembrance Day with Gage/Rudkowski/Matthews/Cosmos
You may be surprised that after spending many hundreds of dollars in press releases to media in Australia through the AAP News Wire (the best way to access journalists) not one mainstream news journalist has contacted us about the "Hard Evidence Tour". You might also be surprised that "our" ABC, the national government broadcaster, has not yet reported on the discovery of nanothermite in the dust at the WTC or on the growing numbers of Architects and Engineers questioning the official version of the 9/11 Attacks represented by Richard Gage (AIA) and www.AE911Truth.org. These are just some of the continuing failures of our taxpayer-funded news broadcaster, the ABC, so it once again must be brought to account by protest!
On Remembrance Day 2009 (11th of the 11th at 11am) this coming Wednesday please join us at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney to ask why we have NO VOICE and why the ABC continue to fail in their fiduciary (of trust) duty to inform the Australian Public of the news about an alternate view of 9/11 and the clear "Hard Evidence" of the Controlled Demolition of the three towers on September 11, 2001!
Wednesday, November 4 2009 - Research/Evidence
Destruction of Flight Controllers' Tape, Day of 9/11
New information posted at the amazing HistoryCommons.org 9/11 Timeline.
9/11 Timeline additions as of November 4, 2009
Source URL: http://www.historycommons.org/news.jsp?oid=140393703-933
One of the main focuses at the 9/11 Timeline recently has been the destruction of a tape of FAA flight controllers' recollections. The tape was made at the FAA's New York Center about an hour and a half after the attacks ended, despite worries about the procedure by a union official and the controllers. However, when New York Center forwarded evidence about the attacks to the FBI the next day, it did not provide the tape, and its existence was not reported to superiors. The controllers then prepared written statements without reviewing the tape, and a union official was concerned whether anyone had heard it. One of the controllers later asked to listen to the taped statement he had made, but his request was denied. When New York Center submitted a formal accident package, the tape was again absent. Although the Center had been told to retain 9/11 evidence, the tape was later destroyed. Following the tape's destruction, the manager who destroyed it was suspended, but did not face criminal charges. A later Transportation Department report simply attributed the tape's destruction to "poor judgment."
Tuesday, November 3 2009 - Open Letters
Truth Advocate News, November 2009
[Mailed to our email subscribers 11/2/09, republished here for ease of viewing]
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Tuesday, November 3 2009 - Other Important News
911TruthStore Closing - Great Prices
November 2, 2009
911Truth.org is closing our online store due to a lack of necessary resources to continue to maintain and stock it, fill orders, meet customer service needs and handle back-end administration. We have marked prices down to at or below our original cost for nearly all remaining inventory, which offers you a great opportunity to purchase brand new books, DVDs, audio CDs, stickers, posters and deception/conception/media/election dollars at really low prices.
As you may know, the store was previously a significant source of support for the organization and to those of you who have supported us with purchases there, we thank you very much. If it is important to you to see 911truth.org continue to exist as a valuable web presence and research resource, now is an important time for you to make a donation.
Monday, November 2 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
French Journalists Interview Cynthia McKinney and Niels Harrit
October 28, 2009
This is something you have not yet seen in any US media. French independent media La Télé Libre interviews two of the most prominent 9/11 truth activists, Cynthia McKinney and Niels Harrit. To understand the context of the interview, you need to know what is happening in France right now, because 9/11 is surely becoming a hot topic.
A year ago, French comedian Jean-Marie Bigard publicly questioned the official 9/11 story on a popular TV show and said a new investigation is needed. That was enough for him to be called a revisionist by a myriad of journalists and he even received many death threats along the way. Nine months later, Bigard came back on the topic, but this time he went as far as creating 11 videos in which he uses humor to ask questions about disturbing elements of the 9/11 Commission report. He is invited on several TV shows to talk about this and each time he gets vilified by journalists.
Thursday, October 29 2009 - Bigger Picture
New Site from Sibel Edmonds and friends - Boiling Frogs Post
Welcome to Boiling Frogs Post - Tuesday, 27. October 2009
Forming the Irate Minority Club
Those of you who are getting here from our old place: Good to see and have you here. Those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time: Welcome and hope to have you here regularly. And those of you who somehow stumbled upon this site because of a typo or a confused link: This may just be the site you’ve been looking for, or not; take your time and check out a few old posts and comments, and you may decide to become one of our regulars, or not;-)
First, before I go any further, I want to thank Scott with Twerp Laboratories for my beautifully designed and executed new home, and for working with me so hard, patiently and diligently.
Next, I want you to meet our current team members here. In the next few days we’ll introduce you to several additional members.
Tuesday, October 27 2009 - First Responders/Health Effects
Your Support Needed for First Responders Bill
Bring Bill HR 847: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to the floor of Congress for a Vote Now Sign the petition!
To: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ms. Nancy Pelosi & All Congressional Representatives
We the undersigned urge Speaker of the House, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, to immediately commit to a firm date for bill HR 847: the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009 to be on the floor of the House of Representatives, for a vote.
Having lost over eight hundred September 11th first responders since that horrific day, we must act now as many, many more of our Nation’s Heroes are sick and dying due to the time they spent at the World Trade Center site.
We would like to to stress how important the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009 is to us, our community and America. It is time to get this bill to the House floor and passed so that those who put America first on September 11, 2001 are taken properly taken care of, now.
We want HR 847 passed by Thanksgiving so that we, as a country, can properly thank the thousands who have given so much of themselves, so selflessly. We have lost over eight hundred September 11th first responders since that horrific day, we MUST act now as many, many more of these men and women are sick and dying due to the time they spent at Ground Zero.
HR 847 (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h847/show) is sponsored by ... (is your Rep here???)
Tuesday, October 27 2009 - Bigger Picture
The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
October 27, 2009
Larry Wilkerson: "From US debt to the geopolitics of oil, the US empire will come to an end"
Two extensive interviews follow.
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