Sunday, September 11 2011 - Other Important News
Boiling Frogs Breaking News: CIA Goes After Producers Nowosielski & Duffy
>Note from former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds
Sunday, 11. September 2011
On Thursday, September 8, 2011, the CIA issued legal threats against producers Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy on their discovery of the identities of the two key CIA analysts who executed the Tenet-Black-Blee cover-up in the case of two key 9/11 hijackers. The analysts were referred to only by first names initially, but were going to be fully named in a follow up segment.
Nowosielski and Duffy are working with legal advisors and we will have more on this soon. Meanwhile you can listen to our recent exclusive interview with the producers and their discovery here at Boiling Frogs Post:
Podcast Show #55: The Boiling Frogs Presents Ray Nowosielski & John Duffy (see link below)
Also, here are related interviews with Paul Thompson based on the expose by the two producers: Part 1 & Part 2. (also at story below)
The producers' website was taken down yesterday. We are in touch with them, and we will keep you informed. Please disseminate this stunning new development, the CIA's panic, and the content of their interview. Thank You.
Sunday, September 11 2011 - Research/Evidence
The Question of "Failures"- Deliberate or Incompetence?
9 September 2011
By Kevin Fenton
Although the story of the CIA's actions in the run-up to 9/11 is complicated, at a fairly early point in any examination of them it becomes clear the agency committed multiple failures, and that these failures enabled the attacks to go forward. The key issue that remains in dispute ten years on is whether these "failures" were deliberate or simply the product of overwork and incompetence. Making an informed judgment means taking the time to look at all the failures, put them in order, and analyze what it all means.
Perhaps the most comprehensible problem is the scope of the CIA's failings. There was not one error by some lowly neophyte, but a massive string of failures. As Tom Wilshire, one of the key CIA officials involved in the withholding of the information commented to the Congressional Inquiry, "[E]very place that something could have gone wrong in this over a year and a half, it went wrong. All the processes that had been put in place, all the safeguards, everything else, they failed at every possible opportunity. Nothing went right."
In addition, some of the failures were extremely serious. For example, the alleged failure by Alec Station, the CIA's bin Laden unit, to inform CIA Director George Tenet that Flight 77 hijacker Khalid Almihdhar was in the country in August 2001 is simply beyond comprehension. Added to this, the failures were committed by a small group of intelligence officers, centered on Wilshire and his boss Richard Blee, and focused on a few al-Qaeda operatives, in particular Almihdhar and his partner Nawaf Alhazmi. Finally, one of the officers who withheld information has admitted this publicly, and a second reportedly in private, and some surviving documents contradict the "incompetence excuse."
Sunday, September 11 2011 - Research/Evidence
The Boiling Frogs Presents Ray Nowosielski & John Duffy - Podcast Show #55
This morning SecrecyKills.org, where the 9/11: Press for Truth filmmakers Duffy and Nowosielski intended to publish "Who is Rich Blee?" today, displays only the following message:
On Thursday, the CIA threatened the journalists behind Who Is Rich Blee? with possible federal prosecution if the investigative podcast is released in its current form.
We are delaying that release while we consult with others and weigh our options. A press statement with a more complete explanation will be made available at this site soon."
Furthermore, the phenomenal research site, HistoryCommons.org which hosts the 9/11 Timeline, managed by Paul Thompson who has recently been interviewed twice on BoilingFrogsPost.com about these same matters, today displays a "503 error" message:
"Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."
Puzzling that this ordinarily stable site would be down today...
10 September 2011
by Sibel Edmonds
Filmmakers Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy join us to discuss their extensive research, interviews and findings which have resulted in the unmasking of three former top CIA officials- George Tenet, Cofer Black and Richard Blee- and their role in withholding intelligence on two key 9/11 hijackers and subsequent cover-ups. Duffy and Nowosielski provide us with a detailed account of their new interview with former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke and his allegations against the CIA officials- Tenet, Black and Blee -- accusing them of knowingly withholding intelligence from the White House, the FBI, Immigration and the State and Defense Departments. They discuss two key CIA analysts who were instrumental in this cover up, a joint statement issued by the three accused CIA officials in response to Clarke's allegations, and more!
Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy produced the film "Press for Truth," which documented the journey of four 9/11 widows as they lobbied the Bush White House to convene an independent commission to probe the attacks. They recently launched a new transparency web site SecrecyKills.com.
Here are our guests Ray Nowosielski & John Duffy unplugged!
Saturday, September 10 2011 - First Responders/Health Effects
Ten Years On, Sick Ground Zero Workers Still Without Proper Care
by Michelle Chen
September 9, 2011
In These Times
Photo Credit: Roberto Schmidt, AFP / Getty Images at In These Times)
This weekend, the public will mourn a site of loss, recasting the painful memories and haunting fears that still hover over the aftermath at Ground Zero. But the people who worked and breathed that tragedy in the days and months following September 11 won't be at the primary commemoration ceremony for the families of victims. The Mayor's decision to limit the attendees by excluding the 9/11 first responders is an unnerving metaphor for an unhealed scar of 9/11. Many of the rescue and recovery workers who labored at Ground Zero have been plagued by a metastasizing medical crisis, aggravated by chronic political failure.
This week, 9/11 firefighters and police chiefs rallied to demand changes to the rules governing compensation for health problems tied to poisonous air and debris at Ground Zero. They want federal funds to support treatment for cancer, which is currently omitted from the primary legislation covering Ground Zero-related medical needs. For years, researchers have been uncovering fresh evidence of widespread and devastating illnesses afflicting a large portion of people exposed to the aftermath; ongoing health issues range from crippling lung and breathing problems to post-traumatic stress disorder. But adequate funding for 9/11 workers has often been ensnared in political gridlock, not to mention the general incompetence of the healthcare system.
Saturday, September 10 2011 - Research/Evidence
New Documents Suggest DoD Watchdog Covered Up Intelligence Unit's Work Tracking 9/11 Terrorists
Sunday 11 September 2011
by: Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold
Senior Pentagon officials scrubbed key details about a top-secret military intelligence unit's efforts in tracking Osama bin Laden and suspected al-Qaeda terrorists from official reports they prepared for a Congressional committee probing the 9/11 terrorist attacks, new documents obtained by Truthout reveal.
Moreover, in what appears to be an attempt to cover up the military unit's intelligence work, a September 2008 Defense Department (DoD) Inspector General's (IG) report that probed complaints lodged by the former deputy chief of the military unit in question, the Asymmetrical Threats Division of Joint Forces Intelligence Command (JFIC), also known as DO5, about the crucial information withheld from Congress, claimed "the tracking of Usama Bin Ladin did not fall within JFIC's mission."
But the IG's assertion is untrue, according to the documents obtained by Truthout, undercutting the official narrative about who knew what and when in the months leading up to 9/11.
Much of JFIC's work on al-Qaeda and Bin Laden remains shrouded in secrecy and has not been cited in media reports revolving around pre-9/11 intelligence, which has focused heavily over the past decade on CIA and FBI "intelligence failures." Only a few details about the military intelligence unit have surfaced since then, notably in two previous reports published recently by Truthout.
Saturday, September 10 2011 - In the Media
9/11 "Truthers" to Tone Protests Down, for a Day
By Corey Kilgannon
September 9, 2011
City Room Blog at NewYorkTimes/Region
Photo credit: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times. A meeting of people at a cafe in Greenwich Village on Thursday night of people who have alternate views of what happened on 9/11.
"No bullhorning during the memorial."
That's always been the rule of thumb among "truther" demonstrators at ground zero on Sept. 11, out of respect for relatives of victims of the terror attack, said Mike Skuthan, 32, a Web designer from Long Island who attends the demonstrations every year.
But after this Sunday's memorial, Mr. Skuthan said, the bullhorns and signs will again be brought out and the groups will walk from one location to another in Manhattan chanting their message and engaging passers-by to help them call for a new investigation into the attacks.
"You have the usual chants -- '9-11 Truth Ends Wars,' or 'Two planes, three buildings,' " Mr. Skuthan said. "The popular one this year will probably be, 'Ten years, no justice.' "
Members of the so-called 9-11 Truth movement range from extreme conspiracy theorists who believe that the Bush administration engineered the attacks to consolidate power, roll back civil liberties and help oil mogul friends. But then there are more moderate factions that simply insist that top government officials know more about the attacks than they have acknowledged, and then used then used the attacks as a pretext for invading Iraq. A large percentage of activists outline -- often in great detail -- what they call inconsistencies in government explanations of the attacks, which many call a governmental cover-up.
Friday, September 9 2011 - Other Important News
Majority Feel 9/11 Story Might be Wrong In Important Respects
September 9, 2011
For more info or interviews please call Ian Henshall on 01273 326862 or
A new opinion poll shows surprisingly high levels of doubt in the UK over the official story of the 9/11 attacks. The poll, conducted by ICM on behalf of Reinvestigate911.org, found that more people agree than disagree that the official account of what happened on 9/11 might turn out to be wrong in important respects. Only 8% strongly agree that they have been told the full story of the 9/11 attacks.
Of those who expressed an opinion 37% agreed that rogue elements in the American intelligence services may have made a decision prior to 9/11 to allow a terrorist attack to take place. Richard Clarke, White House anti-terror co-ordinator at the time, said recently that the 9/11 attacks could have been foiled but for an explicit agreement within the CIA to withhold vital information from him and the FBI. Clarke says he cannot explain this behaviour. At the time the CIA were prohibited by law from operating in the US.
The results are mirrored by a HEC poll published today in France showing that 58% have doubts compared to 31% percent who accept the official story. Half suspect that US authorities deliberately allowed the attacks to take place while a third suspect they were implicated in the execution of 9/11.
Reinvestigate911.org is campaigning for a closer examination of unanswered questions they say remain on the table ten years later. They are holding a London conference on October 15 on what they call SCCADS, state and corporate crimes against democracy. Speakers will address issues from the David Kelly case to the rise to power of New Labour in the 1990s
Ian Henshall of Reinvestigate 9/11 says, "People remember the Iraq WMD fiasco which showed how wrong the official story can be, even on an important matter of war and peace".
"Richard Clarke knows more than anyone about this. It is no longer feasible to label all 9/11 sceptics as conspiracy theorists".
Friday, September 9 2011 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Radio events 9/9 and 9/11 - Project Censored & Pacifica
Update 9/22/11: Pacifica's 9/11 programming has now been permanently archived at NoLiesRadio.org.
September 9, 2011
The Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 8-9am Pacific time
Hosts Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff welcome Tony Hall and Kathy McGrade and will discuss the history of the 9/11 truth movement, among other topics.
911 Footprint 10 Years Later - Special Broadcast, September 11, 2011
Pacifica Radio's Memorial Broadcast Explores the Human Story of 911's Impact
Produced by Verna Avery-Brown in cooperation with Pacifica Radio Archives, Democracy Now! KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI and WPFW. (Berkeley, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington DC, New York )
Listen on your local Pacifica station and streamed here on Pacifica.org from:
Friday, September 9 2011 - Get Involved
Ten Years Later, An Independent Investigation of 9/11 is Needed - Event in San Francisco
September 8, 2011
Event website - www.communitycurrency.org/filmfestival2011.html
Ten Years Later, An Independent Investigation of 9/11 is Needed
The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance will hold its annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival entitled 9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future this Thursday, September 8, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, and on Sunday, September 11, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Speakers include director of Project Censored Mickey Huff, president of the Media Freedom Foundation Dr. Peter Phillips, sister of fallen firefighter David Weiss from Rescue One and founder of Unite in Peace Michele Little, author of Mounting Evidence: Why We Need a New Investigation of 9/11 Dr. Paul Rea, author of Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization, and Capitalism Prof. Anthony J. Hall, author of Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rites of Passage From the Love of Power to the Power of Love, Anodea Judith, author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots, Kevin Danaher, author of World as Lover, World as Self - Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal, Joanna Macy, filmmakers Ken Jenkins and Brett Smith, and radio hosts Bonnie Faulkner from "Guns and Butter," Carol Brouillet from "Community Currency" and Sherry Glaser-Love from "Our House!" In addition to the films "Psywar: The Real Battlefield Is the Mind," "You, Me & the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule," "Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup," "Hypothesis: A Documentary about Prof. Stephen E. Jones," and "9/11: Explosive Evidence Experts Speak Out," there will be live streaming from 9/11 events in Toronto and Seattle.
Friday, September 9 2011 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001-Schedule/Live Coverage continues
September 9, 2011
Schedule and Live Coverage of the International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001
Friday, September 9, 2011
Friday, September 9 2011 - Research/Evidence
Military officials ignored Cheney's 9/11 shoot-down order
By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Newly published audio this week reveals that Vice President Dick Cheney's infamous Sept. 11, 2001 order to shoot down rogue civilian aircraft was ignored by military officials, who instead ordered pilots to only identify suspect aircraft.
That revelation is one of many in newly released audio recordings compiled by investigators for the 9/11 Commission, published this week by The Rutgers Law Review. Featuring voices from employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and American Airlines, the newly released multimedia provides a glimpse at the chaos that emerged as the attack progressed.
Most striking of all is the revelation that an order by Vice President Dick Cheney was ignored by the military, which saw his order to shoot down aircraft as outside the chain of command. Instead of acknowledging the order to shoot down civilian aircraft and carrying it out, NORAD ordered fighters to confirm aircraft tail numbers first and report back for further instructions.
Thursday, September 8 2011 - 9/11 Commission
Countering Rhetorical Tricks - "9/11 and the Successful War"
September 7, 2011
by Michael Collins
(Washington, DC) Stratfor Global Intelligence just published an essay announcing that the nation's rulers have conducted a "successful war" on terror following the events of 9/11. The author, CEO and Stratfor founder, George Friedman, dressed up the standard Bush - Cheney justification for the past ten years of foreign misadventures and domestic decline:
"One of the most extraordinary facts of the war that begin on 9/11 was that there have been no more successful major attacks on the United States." George Friedman, September 6
That's the argument pure and simple.
How do you counter that?
First, the statement excludes the most important fact about 9/11. It was a "successful major attack on the United States." The event caused human tragedies accompanied by the shock that the most powerful nation on earth left its centers of governance and finance unprotected.
Friedman and those he defends have one overriding imperative in discussing 9/11, exclude the event itself as a topic of discussion. Move on as though history starts after the successful attacks. Never ever let the topic focus on Bush administration's command negligence surrounding 9/11.
Second, keep in mind that the rhetorical imperative of the successful war argument requires that the following question is rarely asked and never considered at any length. How on earth could these attacks have been planned and executed without discovery? That question must be excluded at all costs. If asked, the clear answers obliterate claims for a successful war that supposedly followed 9/11. The answers completely undermine the arguments supporting the usurpation of the Constitution, the dire costs of the national security state, and endless wars.
Thursday, September 8 2011 - In the Media
National Archives sits on 9/11 Commission records
Reuters Exclusive: by Scot J. Paltrow
Reuters US Online Report Domestic News
Sep 08, 2011 08:14 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten years after al Qaeda's attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission's investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009, Reuters has learned.
The National Archives' failure to release the material presents a hurdle for historians and others seeking to plumb one of the most dramatic events in modern American history.
The 575 cubic feet of records were in large part the basis for the commission's public report, issued July 22, 2004. The commission, formally known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, was established by Congress in late 2002 to investigate the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks, the pre-attack effectiveness of intelligence agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the government's emergency response.
In a Reuters interview this week, Matt Fulgham, assistant director of the archives' center for legislative affairs which has oversight of the commission documents, said that more than a third of the material has been reviewed for possible release. But many of those documents have been withheld or heavily redacted, and the released material includes documents that already were in the public domain, such as press articles.
Commission items still not public include a 30-page summary of an April 29, 2004 interview by all 10 commissioners with President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, conducted in the White House's Oval Office. This was the only time the two were formally questioned about the events surrounding the attacks. The information could shed light on public accounts the two men have given in recent weeks of their actions around the time of the attacks.
Several former commission staff members said that because there is no comprehensive effort to unseal the remaining material, portions of the records the commission had hoped would be available by now to scholars and the public instead will remain sealed indefinitely.
Thursday, September 8 2011 - In the Media
The 9/11 Tapes: The Story in the Air; Newly Published Audio Provides Real-Time View of 9/11 Attacks
Cheney Shoot-down Order Confirmed
September 7, 2011
A selection of audio recordings from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.), North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) and American Airlines from the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The recordings, some of which have been published previously, are being released in a multimedia report originally intended to be part of the Sept. 11 Commission's 2004 report.
Audio files were provided by John J. Farmer Jr., the Dean of Rutgers Law School-Newark and a senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission. Transcripts were edited from text provided by Miles L. Kara, Sr., a professional staff member of the 9/11 Commission. The call from Betty Ong was retrieved from an exhibit presented by the prosecution in United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui in United States District Court in Alexandria, Va.
Thursday, September 8 2011 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Sydney Radio 2GB Hosts Debate - "Arguments Rage over 9/11: John Bursill vs. Mike King"
Australia's Radio 2GB: Sydney Live with Ben Fordham hosts 9/11 debate
"Arguments Rage over 9/11: John Bursill vs. Mike King"
September 5, 2011
This excellent debate can be heard at 2GB, Sydney's number 1 rated talk station which has been broadcasting for over 80 years, part of Macquarie Radio Network, hosted by 2GB's show, "The Lounge", or via upload to YouTube here ( Audio of Part I ; Audio of Part II )
Sydney Live 3 till 6 is presented by Walkley award winning reporter Ben Fordham.
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