Saturday, June 9 2012 - 9/11 Precedents
Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty
June 8, 2012
Brought to our attention by Information Clearing House
During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.
BBC Four Investigative Report: Broadcast Saturday 17 May 2003
Video Runtime 69 Minutes
Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty
Description at Google Video:
During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats. Israel claimed that the whole affair had been a tragic accident based on mistaken identification of the ship. The American government accepted the explanation. For more than 30 years many people have disbelieved the official explanation but have been unable to rebut it convincingly. Now, Dead in the Water uses startling new evidence to reveal the truth behind the seemingly inexplicable attack. The film combines dramatic reconstruction of the events, with new access to former officers in the US and Israeli armed forces and intelligence services who have decided to give their own version of events. Interviews include President Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara, former head of the Israeli navy Admiral Shlomo Errell and members of the USS Liberty crew.
Tuesday, June 5 2012 - Research/Evidence
Expert Panel Reports False Accounts of US Political and Military Leaders on 9/11
Update: This press release was picked up by the Wall Street Journal's Marketplace, published May 25, 2012, here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2012
The 9/11 Consensus Panel
Massive National War Games on September 11th Raise Further Questions
NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 — New evidence shows that the September 11th activities of former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were falsely reported by official sources.
The 20-member 9/11 Consensus Panel analyzed evidence from press reports, FOIA requests, and archived 9/11 Commission file documents to produce eight new studies, released today.
The international Panel also discovered that four massive aerial practice exercises traditionally held in October were in full operation on 9/11. The largest, Global Guardian, held annually by NORAD and the US Strategic and Space Commands, had originally been scheduled for October 22-31 but was moved, along with Vigilant Guardian, to early September.
Monday, June 4 2012 - Other Important News
Judicial Vacancies on the Rise and More from CRS
Although I've not yet had time to read all of these, the last CRS report listed here at Secrecy News looks like something those of interested in truth, transparency and accountability may wish to read, considering demanding truth is now considered subversive (or worse) ...
June 4, 2012
Secrecy News from FAS.org
President Obama began the fourth year of his presidency with more vacant circuit and district court judgeships than when he took office, a new report from the Congressional Research Service observed.
The growing number of vacancies in the federal judiciary and the factors that increasingly impede the successful nomination and confirmation of new judges were examined by CRS.
"District court vacancies have grown in number over the course of the Obama presidency, from 42 judgeships vacant when President Obama took office to 59 at present," the CRS report said. During that period 150 district court judges were nominated but only 117 of them were confirmed.
Monday, June 4 2012 - In the Media
'Americans don't share global domination policies of their leaders' RT talks to Peter Dale Scott
May 21, 2012
RT talks to Peter Dale Scott - former diplomat, poet and prominent anti-war advocate. He says that the US corporate superstructure conglomerate - including financial interests, the defense industry, oil companies and the media - brazenly manipulate American society.
Watch RT LIVE on our website http://rt.com/on-air.
Monday, June 4 2012 - Research/Evidence
Over 700 pages of CIA 9/11-related records released
June 4, 2012
The CIA has released nearly 800 pages of newly declassified documents on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks.
The documents were released in response to an INTELWIRE Freedom of Information Act request for material referenced by the 9/11 Commission. Numerous documents were withheld, and those that were released have been heavily redacted. Despite this, it is highly unusual to receive any material from the CIA in response to a FOIA request, and they provide a fascinating look at the state of the agency's understanding of Al Qaeda over the years.
Friday, May 25 2012 - Research/Evidence
Help Save the Complete 9/11 Timeline
Dear 911Truth.org Reader,
I would like to extend a personal appeal to each of you to join me in supporting History Commons as generously as you possibly can. The Complete 9/11 Timeline is an unparalleled resource for anyone wishing to learn the truth about 9/11. It is critically important we ensure its ability to remain available to the world.
Please allow me to share why I feel so strongly about this... At least twice a month (often much more often) I receive an email from a student, high school or college, writing a paper or preparing a presentation on 9/11, who asks for help with research. They don't know where to even begin! The Web is a "big place," for better or worse, and they often express frustration trying to determine what's valid and what's not. The first resource I share with every one of them is The Complete 9/11 Timeline. It offers sourced articles which many use as a first step in developing their paper from a credible, "teacher-approved" perspective. Many have sent me a copy of their work, along with thanks for helping them plow through the myriad resources online. I can assure you that for the majority, the Timeline has served as a stepping-off place for them — they go on to dig deeper into whatever aspect of 9/11 struck them as the most "unbelievable" or "stunning." And as we all know, there are many. And along the way, they come across the many other Timelines available at History Commons and in the end realize what they learned in history class may not have been entirely ... historical.
Naturally, my response to many of the other "Where do I start?" emails we get includes referral to History Commons, as well. At every turn we are fed directed history from the mouthpieces of the power elite — from corporate and much of the "alternative" media, from government "experts" and from textbooks' scripted versions of America the Great used to shape and control the minds of our children and thus our future. Without resources such as History Commons (and 911Truth.org) that provide truthful information, the honest accounting of these events will be lost. If that is allowed to happen, the telling of our shared human story will be forever relegated to those with the money and power to sculpt history as they wish it to be remembered.
As Winston Churchill said, "History is written by the victors." Truth must be the victor in the writing of our history! Please, do your part in making sure that victory is assured.
May 25, 2012
911blogger.com, Shoestring's Blog
History Commons, the Web site that hosts the Complete 9/11 Timeline, is currently facing a funding crisis and urgently needs donations in order to stay online.
The Complete 9/11 Timeline is an important resource, which contains a huge amount of information relating to the 9/11 attacks. It includes over a thousand entries detailing the day of September 11, 2001, alone. It has the most detailed account there is of the numerous training exercises taking place on 9/11, and has many entries describing relevant training exercises held in the years leading up to 9/11.
The timeline has sections devoted to the official investigations of 9/11, such as the 9/11 Commission and the various investigations of the World Trade Center collapses, as well as much more.
It is important that the History Commons Web site has the necessary funds to continue. If you would like to make a donation (by credit card, PayPal, or check), click here.
Friday, May 25 2012 - Other Important News
9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race
May 25, 2012
by Ben Birnbaum
An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy is the front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows.
Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote in a survey released Monday by the Washington-based Brookings Institution.
Mr. Abolfotoh expressed his views on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in an interview last year with Egypt scholar Eric Trager.
Thursday, May 24 2012 - Get Involved
Mounting Evidence: Debunking the War on Terror that Washington Still Wants to Wage
May 24, 2012
Paul W. Rea, PhD, presents Mounting Evidence: Debunking the War on Terror that Washington Still Wants to Wage, Thursday, May 24, 7pm, Walnut Creek, CA. Event will be live-cast by No Lies Radio. Details below.
In Mounting Evidence, Paul W. Rea, PhD, delivers an amply-researched critique of the 9/11 Commission and debunks the War on Terror. There’s little doubt the tragic attacks on 9/11 soon became the defining events of our time, shaping much of what has followed. But even now, over a decade later, how well does the public actually understand them? Other researchers have written about key facets of 9/11 – the fall of World Trade Center buildings, the air-defense failures, the backgrounds of the hijackers, or the role of the Saudi funders. In Mounting Evidence, Dr. Rea shows how, by understanding the shattering events of that dark day, Americans can end seemingly endless wars and take back personal liberties they’ve lost.
Wednesday, May 23 2012 - Research/Evidence
World Premiere Tour: "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out" Final Edition
May 20, 2012
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
The New Landmark Documentary by AE911Truth
Late May through Early July 2012 –
Purchase Tickets Now!
AE911Truth is proud to announce the completion of the Final Edition of our milestone documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, and we are taking the film on the road with a whirlwind World Premiere Tour across the U.S., starting on May 21. The director of Experts Speak Out, AE911Truth founder Richard Gage, AIA, will personally introduce this groundbreaking film at top venues in 30 cities nationwide and take questions from the audience after each screening. Tickets are on sale now, so make sure to buy yours before the events sell out.
Join us in one of 30 cities near you on this tour, which begins in San Diego, CA, and covers 24 states from coast to coast.
The official “Opening Night” of the tour will be in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hills Music Hall Theater on May 22. Famed actor Ed Asner, the star of our previous short-film hit, Architects & Engineers – Solving the Mystery of WTC 7, will join Gage at the kickoff Press Conference at 7pm, and will introduce the movie, which starts shortly thereafter.
We will also be joined at the “Opening Night” premiere by veteran Hollywood actors John Heard and Judd Nelson. In addition, high-rise architect Robert McCoy, one of the respected building professionals featured in Experts Speak Out, will be in attendance.
Tuesday, May 22 2012 - Get Involved
Petition: Revise the US Government Final Report on Collapse of Building 7
May 22, 2012
We have been asked to post notice of the following petition, originally posted May 7, 2012, which has a goal of being delivered to the National Institute of Standards and Technology:
Avaaz Community Petitions has made available this petition, which at this time has 745 signatures. For more information about the organization, please see Avaaz.org/about.
Saturday, May 12 2012 - Civil Liberties-Police State
The U.S. Internment Camp: Prison for a New American Century
A newly uncovered Army document details U.S. internment camps on American soil.
Ryan Cummings, Contributor
On December 31, 2011, while the majority of Americans
were busy watching balls drop and drinking themselves into oblivion, President
Obama quietly signed into law the National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. This unprecedented legislation
effectively codified the executive branch’s authority to indefinitely
detain American citizens without trial, stripping them of their Constitutional
right to due process and habeas corpus.
Friday, May 11 2012 - 9/11 Consequences
'Underwear bomber' was working for the CIA
Bomber involved in plot to attack US-bound jet was working as an informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged
By Paul Harris and Ed Pilkington
A would-be "underwear bomber" involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged.
The revelation is the latest twist in an increasingly bizarre story about the disruption of an apparent attempt by al-Qaida to strike at a high-profile American target using a sophisticated device hidden in the clothing of an attacker.
The plot, which the White House said on Monday had involved the seizing of an underwear bomb by authorities in the Middle East sometime in the last 10 days, had caused alarm throughout the US.
Thursday, May 10 2012 - In the Media
Osama, Obama, and Us: A Shocking Display of Propaganda from NBC
By Russ Baker
May 4, 2012
When I got an email announcing an exclusive from NBC about the raid that, we’re told, resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, I dared raise my hopes. The last time a major media organization, the New Yorker, had promised us the inside story about what really happened on that day in early May, 2011, we got a major bit of disinformation.
But, being an optimist, I set my TV to record the hour on NBC’s newsmagazine show, Rock Center, and went out to dinner. When I returned, I settled in and began watching.
I heard the dramatic music, and listened to correspondent Brian Williams’s dramatic intro. Then I began waiting for answers. I waited. And waited. The answers never came. Can you believe an entire hour (or about half an hour plus endless ads) and not one interesting revelation? Can you believe that almost the entire thing dealt with how people in the White House felt that day, what kind of chairs they sat in, etc, and almost nothing on the details of the raid or the disposition of the body? Even the details that sounded vaguely interesting, like the fact that the chopper that crashed was some kind of new, secret craft, were already known long ago.
Thursday, May 10 2012 - In the Media
KPFA 94.1 to Feature 9/11 Update Show
KPFA 94.1 to Feature 9/11 Update Show During Spring Fund Drive this Friday, May 11th
Monday, May 7 2012 - Legal Response to 9/11
No Justice for 9/11 Victims Found Here
Statement of September 11th Advocates Regarding Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals
For Immediate Release
It would seem that the U.S. Government found itself in a conundrum when they
allowed prisoners, like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), to be tortured in secret
prisons around the world. Once tortured, any confession or testimony from KSM,
or others, could not be deemed reliable. Furthermore, the focus of the eventual
proceedings would become a trial about the practice of torture, instead of being
a trial about alleged terrorist crimes. That would have been untenable for the
U.S. Government, which wants to avoid any and all accountability for their own
crimes of torture.
[Ed.: Please see several related articles below.]
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