Tuesday, March 3 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
David Ray Griffin on Heartland Security Radio - Tuesday, March 3
The Caterpillar, the Butterfly, and Inconvenienter Truths
"The truth shall upset you free."
I've had some lively discussions with my cohorts (or as my friend Anodea Judith prefers, "co-hearts") at Heartland Matrix about how to deal with the darker side of the news. We all seem to agree about two things. First, the greater portion of our energy must be directed toward cohering the newly emerging butterfly organism, as the caterpillar seems to be doing just fine in deconstructing itself. Secondly, if we are going to have a look at the darkness, the most helpful thing we can do is to shine the light of love and laughter on it.
And so it is in this spirit that we interviewed David Ray Griffin on this week's Heartland Security Radio Show. Griffin is a renowned and very mainstream theologian who, for the past six years, has been investigating the official 9/11 story. I call him a "non-conspiracy theorist," because his focus is not on what might have happened, but what very likely didn't happen. Using mainstream news reports only, he manages to deconstruct the official story, leaving unanswered questions in stark contrast to the unquestioned answers we've been spoonfed.
Tuesday, March 3 2009 - Research/Evidence
Former Accused Iraqi Agent Reveals Facts about 9/11 Warning
I first wrote about Susan Lindauer's struggle against the Bush-Cheney regime in October 2007, "American Cassandra: Susan Lindauer's Story." This was initially published in "Scoop" Independent Media (complete series) and carried by a wide variety of concerned Internet news sites and blogs. This interview follows the full dismissal of charges against her just before President Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009. This is the first in-depth interview that Lindauer has offered regarding 9/11. Below is part one of the interview.
I asked Ms. Lindauer to make her own statement about why she's willing to go into detail now about 9/11 and the government's handling of pre-9/11 intelligence.From Ms. Lindauer:
... To speak the truth under President George Bush was the worst crime of all. It was treason.
But what exactly was the U.S. government trying to hide?
The answer is more far reaching than you would expect. In the first article of this series written and edited with the help of Michael Collins, we talk about the 9/11 warning that my team delivered to the Office of Counter-Terrorism at the Justice Department in August, 2001.
For those who think you've heard the whole story of 9/11, you might be surprised.
Susan Lindauer, March 1, 2009
Monday, March 2 2009 - Accountability
CIA Destroyed Tapes Admission Comes In ACLU Lawsuit Over Torture Documents
NEW YORK -- According to a letter filed by the government in court today, the CIA acknowledged it destroyed 92 tapes of interrogations. The admission comes in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit seeking records of the treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody abroad. In December 2007, the ACLU filed a motion to hold the CIA in contempt for its destruction of videotapes recording the harsh interrogation of prisoners in violation of a court order requiring the agency to produce or identify all the requested records. That motion is still pending.
The following can be attributed to Amrit Singh, staff attorney with the ACLU:
The tapes, which show CIA operatives subjecting suspects to extremely harsh interrogation methods, should have been identified and processed for the ACLU in response to its FOIA request demanding information on the treatment and interrogation of detainees in U.S. custody. The tapes were also withheld from the 9/11 Commission, appointed by former President Bush and Congress, which had formally requested that the CIA hand over transcripts and recordings documenting the interrogation of CIA prisoners.
Monday, March 2 2009 - Accountability
CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes
By Devlin Barrett
WASHINGTON -- New documents show the CIA destroyed nearly 100 tapes of terror interrogations, far more than has previously been acknowledged.
The revelation Monday comes as a criminal prosecutor is wrapping up his investigation in the matter.
The acknowledgment of dozens of destroyed tapes came in a letter filed by government lawyers in New York, where the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking more details of terror interrogation programs.
"The CIA can now identify the number of videotapes that were destroyed," said the letter by Acting U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin. "Ninety two videotapes were destroyed."
Monday, March 2 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Tuesday--Live Radio Interview with Kevin Ryan, Journal of 9/11 Studies
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009, 9:00 am Pacific - 12:00 Noon Eastern - 17:00 GMT
Listen live at http://noliesradio.org
on "Fair & Balanced" with Kevin Barrett
LIVE Interview with one of the founders and co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies, Kevin Ryan, Certified Quality Engineer
* Kevin Ryan has authored and co-authored some of the most scholarly 9/11
Studies articles in the last few years.
Saturday, February 28 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Radio interview--John-Michael Talboo joins Stan Monteith
John-Michael Talboo - Debunking 9/11 Debunkers
Radio interview on www.RadioLiberty.com with host, Dr. Stan Monteith
February 25, 2009 3:00pm, 1 hour
Friday, February 27 2009 - Anthrax
Anthrax spores don't match dead researcher's samples
by John Byrne
February 26, 2009
Poisonous anthrax that killed five Americans in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks doesn't match bacteria from a flask linked to Bruce Ivins, the researcher who committed suicide after being implicated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a scientist said.
Spores used in the deadly mailings "share a chemical 'fingerprint' that is not found in the flask linked to Bruce Ivins," Roberta Kwok wrote in Nature News, citing Joseph Michael, a scientist at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Friday, February 27 2009 - 9/11 Consequences
House Passes $70 Million for 9/11 Health Care
February 25, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), and Michael McMahon (D-NY) today hailed the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 1105), which contains $70 million in new funding for federal 9/11 health programs. The new funding, combined with $112 million carried over from previous years, will cover the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program's $182 million estimated cost for FY 2009.
"The $70 million in this bill will ensure that the heroes of 9/11 can get the care they need for another year," Maloney said. "Once again, I thank Chairman David Obey for helping fulfill our nation's moral responsibility to help those who are sick as a result of 9/11. With the support of President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, we hope to pass comprehensive legislation this year to provide long-term care and compensation to 9/11 responders, lower Manhattan residents, and others in need."
Friday, February 27 2009 - Get Involved
Indict Bush and Impeach Obama--Get in the Streets March 19 & 21
Following this excellent article from Dissident Voice are two calls to action on this horrible 6th anniversary of "shock and awe." Do something.
Liberal Leaders Betray Antiwar Cause To Serve Dems and Obama -- Again
by John Walsh
In the Wall Street Journal of January 24, the loathsome McCarthyite neocon David Horowitz gazed approvingly on the inauguration of Barack Obama. To Horowitz it meant the removal of an obstacle to war. Thus he wrote:
Horowitz is now locked in fast embrace with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor in chief of The Nation and Leslie Cagan and her cohorts at United For Peace and Justice (UFPJ). Vanden Heuvel’s most recent piece in The Nation runs under a title in the form of a query, “Obama’s War?” Whose war does she think it is anyway? Even the mainstream media calls it Obama’s war -- sans question mark. Her piece ran shortly after Obama ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and almost a month after both Afghan and Pakistani civilians were first bombed at Obama’s orders. She concludes her piece, after citing the deployment of additional troops, “Up to this point the Afghan war belonged to George W. Bush, but Obama’s escalation threatens to make it his own. There’s still time to change direction. President Obama don’t make this your war”! (Emphasis mine. If escalation of the AfPak war (the war on Afghanistan and Pakistan) only “threatens” to make the war Obama’s, what will it take to give him ownership?)
Friday, February 27 2009 - Accountability
Obama administration backs Bush, tries to kill 'lost' White House emails lawsuit
Missing email includes day Cheney's office told to preserve emails in CIA leak
The Obama administration, siding with former President George W. Bush, is trying to kill a lawsuit that seeks to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails in a stunning reversal of Obama's rhetoric about Bush secrecy on the campaign trail.
Two advocacy groups suing the Executive Office of the President, including one of the groups that helped derail former House Speaker Tom DeLay, say that large amounts of White House e-mail documenting Bush's eight years in office may still be missing, and that the government must undertake an extensive recovery effort. They expressed disappointment that Obama's Justice Department is continuing the Bush administration's bid to get the lawsuits dismissed.
Friday, February 27 2009 - Other Important News
The Political Persecution of the RNC 8
by Leslie Rose
Introduction to the Series:
A very important case is unfolding in Minnesota—eight people are being singled out by the government for their role in the political protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC).
At the September ’08 RNC in St. Paul, war criminal John McCain and right-wing religious fundamentalist Sarah Palin were being selected as the Republican ticket for the presidential race. The national media spent endless hours on things like Palin’s unmarried pregnant daughter. Meanwhile, the streets of St. Paul were turned into a militarized zone with massive police mobilization. Over the course of four days, thousands defied the armed clampdown to make known their opposition to U.S. wars-torture-spying and the imperialist globalization that has brought suffering to a huge section of humanity and caused catastrophic environmental damage. Over 800 people were arrested and scores were brutalized by the police.
Tuesday, February 24 2009 - Truth Movement News
Respected Medical Professionals Launch Petition Demanding New Investigation into the Events of 9/11
February 24, 2009 - An alliance of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, researchers, and other medical professionals today announced the formation of Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth and its petition calling for a new investigation into the events of 9/11. The group's website is at http://MP911Truth.org.
"As medical professionals, we are dedicated to the service of humanity; to alleviating suffering, to improving health, preventing disease, and to preserving life," said co-founder Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH. "We are horrified by the terrorist acts of 9/11 and the senseless suffering and loss of life resulting from them."
"However," he continued, "as medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents."
Dr. Weisbuch is a prominent public health physician and administrator and previously served as the Chief Health Officer for the States of Wyoming and North Dakota, as well as Los Angeles County, CA, and Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale).
Tuesday, February 24 2009 - Get Involved
Statement on Prosecution of Former High Officials
UPDATE 2/27/09 6pm: In response to the many email questions we've received asking why we have not endorsed this call for a Special Prosecutor: On 2/24, when this statement/petition was posted at AfterDowningStreet.org, 911truth.org immediately signed on as an endorsing organization via the signup at that site. As of now, our name does not appear on that list. Nonetheless, we did submit endorsement. We are not, yet, encouraging 9/11 truth advocates to politely contact David Swanson asking him why he would permanently post a video statement from Willie Rodriguez on the front page of his site, yet continue to ignore/ban the burgeoning 9/11 truth movement from being heard as the powerful voice we are, in calling for truth and accountability. We believe that Mr. Swanson is acting in good faith, all in all, and will post our endorsement with the others on the list shortly.
Sign on! No more investigations or commissions ... time for prosecution.
We urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush Administration.
Our laws, and treaties that under Article VI of our Constitution are the supreme law of the land, require the prosecution of crimes that strong evidence suggests these individuals have committed. Both the former president and the former vice president have confessed to authorizing a torture procedure that is illegal under our law and treaty obligations. The former president has confessed to violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
We see no need for these prosecutions to be extraordinarily lengthy or costly, and no need to wait for the recommendations of a panel or “truth” commission when substantial evidence of the crimes is already in the public domain. We believe the most effective investigation can be conducted by a prosecutor, and we believe such an investigation should begin immediately.
Drafted by The Robert Jackson Steering Committee
[More detailed findings of the ROBERT H. JACKSON CONFERENCE ON FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF WAR CRIMINALS follow signatures.]
Signed By: ...
Tuesday, February 24 2009 - Get Involved
Demand Special Prosecutor for BushCo Torture Crimes
And sign this one, too... then send it to everyone on your list ... then call your Representative, Senators, and the White House to demand that a special prosecutor be appointed. Now. President Obama has a constitutional duty to hold BushCo accountable... there is no question about his duties, or Eric Holder's duties, or about the definition or illegality of torture. The video here lays it out very clearly. AT THIS MOMENT, Guantanamo detainees--as well as those held elsewhere in US prisons and secret detention centers--are potentially continuing to be tortured. Do it now.
A Citizen's Petition to Attorney General-Designate Eric Holder asking him to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in War Crimes.
You can read and/or sign the Petition for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Bush War Crimes here, or by clicking on the Badge here.
Click Read More for excellent, brief video.
Tuesday, February 24 2009 - Get Involved
Support Bush Truth Commission
Okay... let's support all potential venues for recourse. We encourage you to also write Senator Leahy, and Representative Conyers, and ask them to broaden the scope of their commission investigations, and also to give them prosecutorial powers.
From Senator Leahy's BushTruthCommission.com:
Support a Truth & Reconciliation Commission
I have proposed the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration -- so they never happen again. These abuses may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.
Please sign this online petition, urging Congress to consider establishing a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration's abuses.
And from Representative John Conyers:
The Obama era began in earnest last week, with bold action such as closing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and promising to end torture. In its very first days, the new administration has begun to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding executive branch operations, and has made great strides forward on fundamental challenges such as energy and the environment, and above all the national economic crisis left in the wake of the Bush Presidency. While great challenges and much hard work remain, the way forward is bright and clear.
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