Monday, August 24 2009 - 9/11 Precedents
by Lisa Pease
August 21, 2009
In any kind of major transnational event, there is the historical truth, what actually happened, and the political truth, what must have happened for the nations involved to continue on as before.
Sometimes, these accounts match; other times, these "truths" are wildly divergent, which appears to be the case with the Lockerbie bombing.
This decision caused an uproar in the United States. Obama administration officials lodged angry protests; family members of the victims decried the move, and TV pundits joined in the lamentations. But what do they really know about the Lockerbie bombing, beyond what they've read in the last few days?
The truth about what happened at Lockerbie appears quite a bit more complex than the cookie-cutter version presented by the mainstream media. Several longtime observers of the al-Megrahi case have concluded that it has always been weak, at best.
Monday, August 24 2009 - Legal Response to 9/11
Lawyers can question 9/11 suspect in writing
Federal judge rules detainee's lawyers can question 9/11 mastermind Mohammed _ in writing
Aug 23, 2009 05:22 EST
Lawyers for a Guantanamo Bay detainee will be allowed to question -- in writing -- accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a federal judge has ruled. The decision is a setback for government lawyers who had sought to limit the scope of detainee lawyers' challenges to the detention and prosecution of terror suspects.
In a written ruling, Judge Ricardo Urbina says lawyers for detainee Abdul Raheem Ghulam Rabbani can submit written questions about their client to Mohammed. Prosecutors say he worked for Mohammed, but Rabbani's lawyers contend he was just a menial servant, not a part of any terror network.
The ruling says prosecutors may review the answers before delivering them to Rabbani's lawyers to remove any national security information.
Government lawyers had unsuccessfully sought to convince the judge that any questioning of Mohammed by Rabbani's lawyers would risk exposing details of sensitive intelligence programs.
Friday, August 21 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
9/11 Press for Truth - Introduction to film with updates by Jon Gold
August 19, 2009
This took place at the Anthony Wayne Movie Theater in Wayne, PA. Thanks to everyone that came out tonight, and thanks to Betsy Metz for making it possible. Correction: The news about NORAD lying, and the 9/11 Commission came out around the time this movie was released.
Friday, August 21 2009 - 9/11 Consequences
Tom Ridge kisses and tells on Bush
By Brad Knickerbocker
For those who had their doubts about the politics behind the Bush administration’s “war on terrorism,” Tom Ridge’s new book will fuel long-held suspicions.
The former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, who was the first head of the Department of Homeland Security, says two top Bush officials – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft – pressured him to up the terror alert level before the 2004 election, according to promotional materials by publisher Macmillan.
“Ridge also charges that he was often ‘blindsided’ during daily morning briefings with Bush because the FBI withheld information from him, and says he was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings,” reports AFP.
Former Bush officials have been quick to push back on Ridge’s revelation.
Frances Frago Townsend, who coordinated homeland security matters at the National Security Council under President Bush, said Ridge is “absolutely wrong” in his allegation. “Politics played no part in any discussion” of the Homeland Security Council, Ms. Townsend insists in The Atlantic.
Friday, August 21 2009 - 9/11 Consequences
GOP Senators: US Faces Terrorist Attack If Holder Probes Bush's Torture Program
August 19, 2009
by Jason Leopold
The Public Record
Nine Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Eric Holder Wednesday saying the U.S. could face a terrorist attack if the attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's use of torture against “war on terror" suspects.
Holder is under pressure to resist launching a criminal probe, even one limited to rogue CIA interrogators. At the same time, he is facing mounting pressure from some prominent Democrats and civil liberties and human rights groups to not only sign off on a criminal investigation but to expand it to include top Bush administration officials.
The latest correspondence came on Wednesday, in a letter to the attorney general that said an investigation into the CIA’s interrogation practices, no matter how limited in scope, would jeopardize the “security for all Americans, “chill future intelligence activities,” and could “leave us more vulnerable to attack.”
The senators resorted to fear-mongering, invoking the terrorist attacks on 9/11 to try and dissuade Holder.
Tuesday, August 18 2009 - Get Involved
Minneapolis 9/11/09 - Movie screening '9/11: Blueprint for Truth'
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution
Movie screening: "9/11: BLUEPRINT FOR TRUTH"
Friday 09/11/2009, 5:20 PM, at Riverview Theater in Minneapolis (8th anniversary of 9/11)
In this 60-minute director's cut edition of "9/11: BLUEPRINT FOR TRUTH, The Architecture of Destruction," San Francisco Bay area architect, Richard Gage, AIA, provides a series of abridged versions of the full research copy. The stunning multimedia presentations will deliver myth-shattering scientific evidence surrounding the explosive demolition of all 3 World Trade center buildings.
This free screening is sponsored by the family of Patricia J. Statz, who died in the Pentagon on 09/11/2001. This screening is endorsed by the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP), the War Resisters League MN, Veterans For Peace, Ground Zero Minnesota, MN 9/11 Truth and We Are Change Minnesota.
Monday, August 17 2009 - Get Involved
Calling for a Media Focused Protest on 9/11/09!
By John Bursill -- Australian Activist and Engineer
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches once again it leads us to reflect on what we have achieved and what is yet to be achieved by the 9/11 Truth and Justice Campaign. One thing we all might agree on is that a more "focused" and "deliberate" media campaign is in order this anniversary.
In this last year we have received some very powerful tools to use in our battle against those who would see us fade away as a movement. The most powerful is arguably the "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe" paper provided, peer reviewed and published by our hard working scholars internationally. While this world-changing evidence has received press in parts of Europe and Asia, it has not been reported on within the corporate media of the "Coalition of the willing", being predominantly the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. It is important to note these countries are also the major supporters of the "War on Terror" having direct military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan to this day.
Sunday, August 16 2009 - Get Involved
5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival - Oakland, California, September 9-13, 2009
5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival
A Benefit for Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
and NYC Coalition for Accountability Now
Sunday, August 16 2009 - Get Involved
We Demand Transparency Conference - NYC September 11-13, 2009
"We Demand Transparency"
For peace, for truth and for a new economics.
Saturday, September 12th, 10 AM - 7 PM
St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan
Sunday, August 16 2009 - In the Media
Saturday 8/15 - Mike Berger joins Williams and Williams on RealTalk.com
9/11 Revisited: The Enemy Within
Air Date: 8/15/2009 10:00PM
The "Experts" are starting to say the 9/11 conspiracy wackos might be right and with the 8th Anniversary of September 11th fastly approaching, many are still looking for the truth. Show Guest Mike Berger, media coordinator for 911truth.org, has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CNN Showbiz Tonight, and Scarborough Country as well as hundreds of radio appearances. It took Mike Berger nearly 18 months before he began to question the official 9/11 story, but when he read about the significant purchase of put options on companies directly affected by the events prior to 9/11 that implied foreknowledge of the attacks, he began to research. We invite you to join us in looking at the theories, as well as the new evidence that has surfaced ... Don't you want to know the truth too? Special 2-Hour Episode!
10pm Central Saturday Aug. 15, 2009
Go to www.wwrealtalk.com to listen live, or for the archives later.
Friday, August 14 2009 - Get Involved
Over Two Dozen Locations to Honor Barry Jennings through Bannering
August 13, 2009
Nearly one year ago, on August 19, 2008, 53 year old Barry Jennings died, two days before the release of the NIST Final Report on the collapse of WTC7. Jennings had bee serving as Deputy Director of Emergency Services Department for New York City, including on September 11th, 2001, when he saw and heard explosions BEFORE the Twin Towers fell, while attempting to evacuate the WTC7 Command Center with NY Corporation Counsel Michael Hess. Jennings publicly shared his experiences with reporters on the day of 9/11/01, as well as in a lengthy 2007 video interview with Dylan Avery, a small clip of which was the released; subsequently his job was repeatedly threatened and he asked that the taped interview not be released. However, after an interview with Jennings was broadcast by the BBC in their program The Third Tower ostensibly refuting what he had previously stated to Avery, Avery felt compelled to release the full original video interview to show the distortions made by the BBC. The cause of Jennings' death has not been made public, and a private investigator hired by Avery to discover the cause and circumstances surrounding his death abruptly ended his investigation. (More detail on all of this is available at jenningsmystery.com.) In spite of the significance of Jennings' position with NYC on 9/11 and his controversial eyewitness testimony regarding the collapse of WTC7, the media has not investigated or reported on his death, nor reported on his statements.
Widespread public action of this nature can bring this unreported story to their attention of courageous investigative journalists and lessen the dangers for those who do attempt to investigate this case. The bannering assumes that working journalists know how little their power is compared to those who run the paper or station. We are appealing to the best part of those who work in media. We appeal to the human curiosity of the everyday reporters. The fact that American mainstream media has not covered how hero Barry Jennings died is more suspicious than what he said when he was alive. It suggests that what he said was very damaging. If we lead real journalists to realize on their own the level of suppression they work in, we lessen the loyalty of workers in very powerful institutions.
Friday, August 14 2009 - Other Important News
The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War
UPDATE Sunday, 8/16: This article has been updated, to include expansion of two sections and further footnotes.
by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
The Myth of the Grand Chessboard: Geopolitics and Imperial Folie de Grandeur
In The Road to 9/11 I summarized the dialectic of open societies: how from their energy they expand, leading to a higher level of more secretive corporations and agencies, which eventually weaken the home country through needless and crushing wars.4 I am not alone in seeing America in the final stages of this process, which since the Renaissance has brought down Spain, the Netherlands, and Great Britain.
Much of what I wrote summarized the thoughts of writers before me like Paul Kennedy and Kevin Phillips. But there is one aspect of the curse of expansion that I underemphasized: how dominance creates megalomanic illusions of insuperable control, and how this illusion in turn is crystallized into a prevailing ideology of dominance. I am surprised that so few, heretofore, have pointed out that from a public point of view these ideologies are delusional, indeed perhaps insane. In this essay I will argue however that what looks demented from a public viewpoint makes sense from the narrower perspective of those profiting from the provision of private entrepreneurial violence and intelligence.
Friday, August 14 2009 - In the Media
KBDI Public TV Denver to air '9/11: Blueprint for Truth'; Gage Presentation in Boulder
DENVER Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
KBDI Colorado Public Television to Air '9/11: Blueprint for Truth
KBDI, Channel 12 will be featuring '9/11: Blueprint for Truth' as a pledge drive fundraiser. Richard Gage, AIA, will be at the studio for on-air interviews during this historic broadcast.
We are thrilled with this development!
ALSO - Boulder, Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Live presentation by Richard Gage, AIA
"9/11: Blueprint for Truth," Re-examining the Destruction of the Three World Trade Center High Rise Buildings
Internationally acclaimed 9/11 speaker and San Francisco Bay Area architect Richard Gage, AIA, will present the evidence of the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 2pm in the Mathematics auditorium. Gage will give a live multimedia presentation on behalf of more than 750 architects and engineers questioning the official story of what happened to these buildings on 9/11/01. After careful examination of the forensic data omitted from the official account, these professionals are calling for a new independent investigation into these catastrophic events.
Friday, August 14 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Ex-ISI Chief Says Purpose of New Afghan Intelligence Agency RAMA Is 'to destabilize Pakistan'
August 12, 2009
by Jeremy R. Hammond
Shahid R. Siddiqi contributed to this report
In an exclusive interview with Foreign Policy Journal, retired Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul responds to charges that he supports terrorism, discusses 9/11 and ulterior motives for the war on Afghanistan, claims that the U.S., Israel, and India are behind efforts to destabilize Pakistan, and charges the U.S. and its allies with responsibility for the lucrative Afghan drug trade.
Thursday, August 13 2009 - Research/Evidence
Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part Two - Security
by Kevin R. Ryan
August 13, 2009
Scoop Independent News
See also... Kevin R. Ryan: Demolition access to the WTC Towers
Who could have placed explosives in the World Trade Center (WTC) towers? This is the second essay in a series that attempts to answer that question. The first installment began by considering the tenants that occupied the impact zones and the other floors that might have played a useful role in the demolition of the WTC towers.  The result was a picture of connections to organizations that had access to explosive materials and to the expertise required to use explosives. Additionally it was seen that, in the years preceding 9/11, the impact zone tenants had all made structural modifications to the areas where the airliners struck the buildings.
The management representatives of these tenant companies were seen to be secretive and powerful. Through these powerful people, the tenants were connected to organizations that benefited greatly from the 9/11 attacks, including the defense contractors Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Halliburton, and Science Applications International Corp (SAIC). The tenants also had strong connections to the Bush family and their corporate network, including Dresser Industries (now Halliburton) and UBS, and to Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries, reported to have brokered the insider trading deals. There were also links between these tenant companies and the terrorist-financing Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
Throughout this review we should keep in mind that, according to 2009 estimates, the membership of Al Qaeda's conspiracy network is estimated to be "as low as 200 or 300."  Other reports suggest the group numbers in several thousands, and that Al Qaeda maintains a presence in at least forty different countries, not including the western countries that fear it the most. Including those western countries, however, it was reported in 1996 that Al Qaeda had an economic and financial establishment spanning more than thirteen countries.  It is clear, therefore, that Al Qaeda is typically described as a "vast conspiracy". , [4,5]
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