September 5, 2009
Breaking Down the Under-Oath Disclosures of the Formerly-Gagged Sibel Edmonds…
It has now been over a week since the video tape and transcript from the remarkable 8/8/09 deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was publicly released. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called “state secrets privilege” in order to gag Edmonds, in attempting to keep such information from becoming public.
The under-oath, detailed allegations include bribery, blackmail, espionage and infiltration of the U.S. government of, and by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials and agents of the government of Turkey. The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.
Even as many of these allegations had been previously corroborated to varying extents, by a number of official government reports, documents and independent media outlets (largely overseas), not a single major mainstream media outlet in the U.S. has picked up on Edmonds’ startling claims since her deposition has been made fully available.
Granted, last week was a busy news week, with the death of Ted Kennedy, the release of the CIA Inspector General’s report on torture, and the announcement that Michael Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide. And, it’s true, a 4-hour deposition and/or 241-page transcript [PDF] is a lot of material to review, particularly given the wide scope of the charges being… Continue reading
By Dwain Deets and Gregg Roberts
September 6, 2009
Published at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911truth.org)
AE911Truth plans to release a longer response than this one as soon as resources permit. In the meantime, readers are encouraged to examine these other recently published pieces:
Kevin Ryan, Finally, an Apology From the National Geographic Channel (with comments at Kevin Ryan’s Blog)
Richard Gage, AIA, Gregg Roberts, and David Chandler, Evidence for the Explosive Demolition of World Trade Center, Building 7 on 9/11
National Geographic Channel (NGC) first broadcast its two-hour special misleadingly entitled “9/11: Science and Conspiracy,” on August 31, 2009. NGC, with 67% ownership by Rupert Murdoch, posed as a neutral party explaining both sides in an ongoing dispute. In reality, it manipulated the presentation, doing many subtle and not so subtle things to support the side of the official story.
In actuality, this so-called documentary was a de facto hit piece, an assault on truth, and obviously skewed in support of the government’s explanation of 9/11 and against “9/11 truth.” Whatever their intentions, the producers failed completely in any supposed attempt at balanced reporting and a fair presentation of both sides of the story.
The Manipulation Channel
The first big manipulation was the use of a highly misleading title, suggesting that those supporting the official story represent the scientific viewpoint, while those questioning the official story are merely “conspiracy theorists” who… Continue reading
by Nicole Sandler
There are many unanswered questions, and many people who won’t rest until they get the answers. During the first hour of tonight’s show, I’ll speak with two of them.
Manny Badillo lost his uncle in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Janette Mackinlay lived right across the street from the twin towers, and was in her apartment when the planes hit, and blew her windows out… and lots of debris in.
Former Student Filed Lawsuit Claiming Civil Rights Were Violated
A federal appeals court has ruled that former Attorney General John Ashcroft may be held liable for people who were wrongfully detained as material witnesses after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
In a harshly worded ruling handed down Friday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called the government’s use of material witnesses after Sept. 11 “repugnant to the Constitution and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history.”
The court found that a man who was detained as a witness in a federal terrorism case can sue Ashcroft for allegedly violating his constitutional rights. Abdullah Al-Kidd, a U.S. citizen and former University of Idaho student, filed the lawsuit in 2005, claiming his civil rights were violated when he was detained as a material witness for two weeks after 9/11.
“Sadly, however, even now, more than 217 years after the ratification of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, some confidently assert that the government has the power to arrest and detain or restrict American citizens for months on end, in sometimes primitive conditions, not because there is evidence that they have committed a crime, but merely because the government wishes to investigate them for possible wrongdoing, or to prevent them from having contact with others in the outside world,” Judge Milan D. Smith Jr., for the majority. “We find this to be repugnant to the Constitution and a painful… Continue reading
September 3, 2009
Good News for 9/11 Truth in the Austrian airwaves! Austrian national public
broadcasting TV station ORF (the equivalent to BBC or German ARD) will be showing
the premiere of the German version of "Zero – An Investigation into 9/11"
by the Italian member of EU parliament Giulietto Chiesa.
CLICK HERE for the website of Austrian ORF, showing all the info.
Time and date: Sunday, 06.September 2009 – 22:50 CET – the station is ORF2.
This is indeed good news of a decent amount of courage by journalists working
in a public broadcasting station. Unlike the BBC or German ARD, the Austrians
seem to have a bit more courage concerning that topic. It will be a German-dubbed version, which will be a TV premiere. The German title: "9/11 – WAS STECKT WIRKLICH
DAHINTER?" ("9/11 – What’s really behind it?").
German-speaking 9/11 truth activists should thank the journalists for their
courage. You can do that by sending feedback here: http://tv.orf.at/dok.film/
Street Action: Council on Foreign Relations – 58 East 68th Street – 4:30pm
March to surprise locations, then end at Columbus Circle – Broadway and 59th
street – 6:30pm by CNN headquarters
Event: Broadway and Walker Street
Learning Seminars – 7:30pm -10pm
Street Action: 8am – Noon, Church Street and Vesey
Street – peaceful vigil for the lost at Ground Zero during memorial services.
Then march to Building 7, Broadway, NYSE, NY Federal Reserve City Hall, Police
Plaza and then Building 7 again for a peaceful candlelight vigil with the calling
of names of all the late 9/11 1st responder heroes.
Event: 5pm- 21st Street and 6th ave
Memorial Vigil and speak out with many speakers.
Afterparty details with http://polygraphradio.net/coming
meetup rsvp: http://www.meetup.com/wearechange/calendar/11209344/
Street Action: Ground Zero – Noon
to 4pm – Vesey Street by Building 7
Event: 12th Street to 3rd Avenue – 5pm eastern
Meetup RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/wearechange/calendar/11209355/
This is the biggest event of the conference, with Willie Rodriquez delivering
a keynote speech and showing a special sneak peak of his new movie, as well
as a musical performance by award-winning… Continue reading
by Luke Rudkowski
Heroes sacrifice it all for the greater good of everyone around them that is at risk, regardless of what they believe is going to happen to them. On September 11th 2001, rescue workers from the New York Fire Department, Police Department and National Guard, amongst many others, put it all on the line. Many were lost.
Many we’re losing now.
“Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” –Abraham Lincoln.
Today, thousands of those same rescue workers are being denied health care by the government.
It’s up to people like you and I to honor our heroes by helping them in obtaining something they undeniably deserve — healthcare. So on 9/11/09 we are having a money bomb to, in just a small way, honor the heroes that were there for our country in a most perilous time. Please find it in your heart to put something aside for those who put it all on the line and now, you can be the hero. Always Remember. Never Forget.
Go to www.WeAreChange.org on 9/11/09 for a live broadcast of the events and donation infromation. Please help us spread the word about the events in NYC on 9/11/09 and our money bomb.
Posted by Steven Jones at 911blogger.com
A special on 9/11 has just been shown on the National Geographic Channel, produced by Robert Erickson. Robert also conducted interviews with me and others. In March 2009, Prof. David Ray Griffin and I and Gregg Roberts exchanged emails with Robert Erickson which demonstrate our efforts to get Mr. Erickson and his team to be accurate and fair in their treatment of our scientific work regarding 9/11 — particularly the evidence for the use of explosives in the World Trade Center destruction. For the record, then, I have pulled together our exchanges of emails.
Robert Erickson, emailed David Ray Griffin on 3/27/09:
“if Jones is surprised that we just placed bags of thermite around the column…what else would Jones have suggested? ”
I was informed of the question above and I responded on 3/28/09 as follows:
Bags of commercial thermite set against a steel column — what a pathetic “experiment.” Not anywhere close to representing my views, as you must know, from our discussion about the red/gray chips and the crucial distinction between ordinary thermite and super-thermite! What a terrible and unfair straw-man joke you are evidently trying to pull.
Why can’t you get a sample of super-thermite? I think you can, if you will actually try. Or are you like NIST which refuses to look?
Super-Thermite Electric Matches
The principal application is in the entertainment industry, which uses fireworks displays for a variety of venues, such as sporting… Continue reading
August 31, 2009
posted at 911oz blog at 911blogger.com
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Tonight we welcome Dr. Frank Legge back to show for an extended discussion on one the most vexed questions about 9/11: what hit the Pentagon?
As Dr. Legge stresses, there are two essential points to note:
Many researchers are not satisfied with stopping at these reasonable… Continue reading
Joe Trento discusses our history with Iran — from the Mossadeq Era to the recent twitter campaign, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s foreign policy strategy and objectives in the region, and he talks about Israel, Saudi Arabia’s backing of Pakistan’s pursuit of the nuclear bomb and AQ Khan, the terrible state of US Media, the prospect of ‘real change,’ and more.
Here is our guest Joe Trento unplugged!
For those who want to subscribe to the show in “itunes”, here is the subscription URL: http://boilingfrogs.justacitizen.com/xml.php?feed_id=1071
Joe Trento has spent more than 40 years as an investigative journalist, working with both print and broadcast outlets and writing extensively. Before joining the National Security News Service in 1991, Trento worked for CNN’s Special Assignment Unit,… Continue reading
Dear friends who’ve just viewed the National Geographic Conspiracy Theory on 9/11,
Thank you for taking time to come here and find our contact information in order to share your thoughts. We ask that if you are interested enough in this issue to write us hate mail because you actually believe the nonsense National Geographic states we “all believe” that you take a few minutes to click on a couple of the links to your left, in the “New to 9/11″ section. What you will find is that essentially nothing that producer presented as the “beliefs” of “Truthers” actually reflects the real questions being asked by 9/11 truth advocates, as represented at this website.
This silly attempt to boil down the “Truthers” (what, people who are not actively pursuing answers to 9/11 questions are not in favor of truth? ridiculous…) to a few people who believe there was no plane at the Pentagon and the buildings were brought down by “thermite” is just that — silly. Since you’ve come this far, why not have a look at a few of the 40 Questions or the Family Report Card and ask yourself why, after nearly eight long years, family members and other Americans are still wanting for answers to these core questions … and ask yourselves why you’re still not allowed to have those answers. And have a look at the articles on the front page at 911research.com or Journal of 9/11 Studies, and learn what the scientists are… Continue reading
Debates at Lolita Bar: “Should NY Reopen the 9/11 Investigation?”
Wednesday, September 2, at 8pm, with:
Sander Hicks, author of The Big Wedding, arguing yes.
Saul Devitt, computer programmer and skeptic, arguing no.
(And the group NYC CAN is fighting in court, meanwhile, over whether to make it a ballot initiative question, making the topic timely again.)
Hosted by Todd Seavey and moderated by Michel Evanchik.
Free admission, cash bar. Basement level of Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St. (New York City) at the corner of Allen St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block south
and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop.
This is, in effect, our second of three debates on "conspiracy"-related
topics — bring all the skeptics, watchdogs, truth-seekers, or debunkers you
know. And the audience gets to vote on the question at the end.
From the ACLU
August 30, 2009
ACLU Safe and free – Restore our Constitutional Rights
ACLU Obtains Detailed Official Record Of CIA Torture Program
The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) documents describe enhanced interrogation techniques used as late as 2007.
We need a full and thorough investigation.
Attorney General Eric Holder appointed an independent prosecutor to investigate torture. However, the very limited scope is nowhere near as thorough and broad as the investigation America really needs.
The recent release of the long-secret CIA Inspector General’s report, detailing horrific prisoner abuse, only reinforces the need for a full and thorough, independent investigation of the Bush torture program.
We need to make it clear that, while we’re pleased the Attorney General has launched an independent investigation, the limits he has set don’t meet the demands of justice. Urge Attorney General Holder to conduct a thorough examination of the Bush torture program.
By Ray McGovern
August 30, 2009
EXTRA! Read all about it in the Washington Post: Torture
Cheney and torture practitioners vindicated.
It seems coverage of the Bush administration’s “war on terror” has been put back on track by the editors of the Washington Post and their “sources” who are determined to highlight the supposed successes of waterboarding and other forms of torture.
Frankly, I was wondering when this return to form would happen at the Post. I was surprised to see Post journalists recently lose their grip, so to speak, and fall into the practice of reporting real facts — like the sickening revelations in the long-suppressed CIA Inspector General’s report on torture.
Apparently they have now been reminded of the biases of the newspaper’s top brass, forever justifying the hardnosed “realism” of the Bush administration as it approved brutal and perverse methods for stripping the “bad guys” of their clothes, their dignity, their sense of self — all to protect America.
Hooded, threatened with cocked guns and electric drills, deprived of sleep for long periods, beaten, dressed in diapers, forced into painful stress positions, locked in tiny boxes and subjected to the near-drowning of waterboarding, the terrorism suspects were supposed to be terrorized into what the CIA psychologists called “learned helplessness.”
And to read the Washington Post’s account, it all worked, transforming alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed from a “truculent enemy” into what the CIA considered its “preeminent source” on al-Qaeda.
The Post… Continue reading
Megrahi is to point the finger
By Ben Borland
AN AMERICAN citizen is to be named by the Lockerbie bomber as the man
who really carried out the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103.
Megrahi’s early release from prison on compassionate grounds.
Lawyers for the bomber were to argue that an “elusive” terrorist
codenamed Abu Elias planted the bomb in December 1988, causing the deaths of
270 innocent people.
Megrahi is now expected to identify the man behind this alias.
The Scottish Sunday Express tracked this man down to his home in the US, and
he strongly denied having anything to do with the atrocity.
However, we can reveal that he has connections to at least two international
terrorists and a Palestinian terror group, as well as links to the US intelligence
The man, who works as a schools engineer for the US government, was to become
the central figure in Megrahi’s aborted appeal.
‘Elias’, a commander in a Palestinian terror organisation, was
identified as the CIA’s primary Lockerbie suspect but was never caught.
Sources close to Megrahi believe he may actually have been a double agent working
for the FBI or the CIA.
Last night the man, who we have chosen not to name, said: “Sorry, I don’t
think that I can help in this case. It is a clear case of either mistaken identity
“I don’t wish my name to be mentioned in any capacity in the press.
I am… Continue reading
WE DEMAND THE BBC COVERS THIS STORY
Time Comes When Silence is Betrayal! Protest the BBC September 11th, 2009
Scientific peer-reviewed proof nano-thermite found in the rubble at
750+ architects and engineers demand a new investigation
9/11 is a historical event and it has changed the way we live today.
Subsequent to 9/11, the Bush and Blair administrations launched an aggressive
War on Terror which we were told would last the rest of our lives. Shortly after,
Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded and the blood of millions of innocents has
been spilt. Furthermore, the Patriot Act and UK Anti-Terror legislation has
eroded our civil liberties with devastating effect. The police state has never
been better funded. The mainstream media has sensationalized Islamaphobia and
Muslims are subject to countless unnecessary stops, searches, raids, arrests
and harrassements. The War on Terror is a War OF Terror.
This makes it all the more concerning when we discover that many western intelligence
agencies had foreknowledge of the attacks and failed abysmally to prevent them.
Furthermore, the 9/11 Commission Report and subsequent NIST reports are inconsistent
with records of the day and even contradictory in themselves. Scientists have
since released a peer reviewed paper on evidence of Nano-Thermate in the rubble
of ground zero and have repeatedly requested the computer model from NIST which
describes how the towers fell and which was never peer reviewed in accordance
with the scientific standards. There are also over 750 architects and engineers
who dismiss the… Continue reading
On August 20, 2009, Allan Rees of No Lies Radio interviewed Emmy award wining actor and social activist Ed Asner. Ed has been an ardent supporter of numerous social justice causes for decades and he is a current supporter of 911 Truth. Listen to what he has to say about how this country has a history of suspected false flag operations including 911 in 2001 and the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964. Ed has spoken at a variety of 911 Truth forums and has recently introduced Richard Gage AIA of ae911truth.org in Los Angeles and has made Public Service Announcements for the 911 Truth community. Listen to several here.
Ed is probably best known for his character Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970 and his role as a journalist on the Lou Grant show from 1977-1982. He won an Emmy for his role on Roots and also 6 other Emmys. His movie and TV career has spanned almost a half a century and he has acted in over 20 movies… most recently he co-starred in the feature film Gigantic with John Goodman; and had an Emmy nominated guest appearance on CSI/NY and currently he is the lead voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s 2009 box-office-hit UP and has narrated the documentary film “The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror”. He has been a prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America and has served two terms as president of the… Continue reading