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Were the Newburgh 4 Really Out to Blow Up Synagogues? A Defendant Finally Speaks Out

Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government’s informant?

By Graham RaymanMarch 2 2011 VillageVoice.com

Image of Newburgh 4 behind bars

On March 24, David Williams IV and three other Newburgh, New York, men face possible life prison sentences for plotting to blow up two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to shoot down military airplanes at Stewart Airport.

The Newburgh 4–ringleader James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams, and Laguerre Payen–were found guilty in a six-week trial based largely on the work of an FBI informant, Shahed Hussain, who posed as a wealthy Pakistani businessman with ties to an overseas terror group as part of an elaborate government sting operation.…

White House Says Tribunals Can Resume at Guantánamo

March 7, 2011
By REUTERS
NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama lifted a two-year freeze on new
military trials at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba and suggested on Monday Congress was
hurting national security by blocking his attempts to move some trials into
U.S. civilian courts.

In an apparent acknowledgment that the Guantánamo detention camp won’t be shut
down any time soon, Obama also outlined procedures for reviews to be held at
least every four years for prisoners held indefinitely without charge or trial.…

Interview with Dr. Niels Harrit on Discovery of Nano-Thermite in WTC Dust

by Jeremy R. Hammond
March 7, 2011
Foreignpolicyjournal.com

 

Face to Face with Dr. Niels Harrit: “There is no doubt that this building was taken down in a controlled demolition…” from I.C.T.V. Victoria on Vimeo.

Dr. Niels Harrit is a retired associate professor of chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and one among an international team of scientists who published a paper in The Open Chemical Physics Journal on the discovery of nano-thermite
in the dust from the World Trade Center collapses on September 11, 2001.…

Review of American War Machine by Peter Dale Scott

by Kevin Ryan
Published on his blog at 911blogger.com

Having read a few of Peter Dale Scott’s earlier books, I was looking forward to his new work, American War Machine. I was not disappointed. Published by Roman & Littlefield in late 2010, this book examines a wide-ranging number of covert US operations since World War II, and, among other things, demonstrates that many of these operations were intimately connected with, and dependent on, illicit drug trafficking.…

Expert Panel Is Critical of F.B.I. Work in Investigating Anthrax Letters

By Scott Shane
Published: February 15, 2011 at

NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — A review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s scientific
work on the investigation of the anthrax letters of 2001 concludes that the
bureau overstated the strength of genetic analysis linking the mailed anthrax
to a supply kept by Bruce E. Ivins, the Army microbiologist whom the investigators
blamed for the attacks.

The review, by a panel convened by the National Academy of Sciences, says the
genetic analysis “did not definitively demonstrate” that the mailed anthrax
spores were grown from a sample taken from Dr.…

Two new papers at the Journal of 9/11 Studies

by Kevin Ryan
February 17, 2011
Posted at Ryan’s blog at 911blogger.com

Two new papers have been published at the Journal of 9/11 Studies.

The first is called “Why Australia’s Presence in Afghanistan is Untenable,” by James O’Neill. Here is an excerpt:

“The events of 11 September 2001 provided a nominal casus belli for the attack and occupation of Afghanistan, heavily promoted by the mainstream media, which particularly in the United States is closely linked to the major armaments manufacturers.…

Ray McGovern Bloodied at Clinton Talk

By Robert Parry
February 17, 2011
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2011/021711a.html

Sometimes the hypocrisy is just overwhelming. So, it probably shouldn’t surprise us that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would deliver a speech hailing the peaceful protests that changed Egypt while 71-year-old Ray McGovern was roughed up and dragged away for standing quietly in protest of her support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“So this is America,” said McGovern as he was hustled from the room by two security guards.…

9/11 Family Members Demand Answers from the 9/11 Commission: The Censored Testimony of FBI’s Behrooz Sarshar

by Sibel Edmonds
31. January 2011
Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs

The Witnessed & Documented “Kamikaze Pilots” Case

cOVER IMAGE OF The 9/11 Commission ReportIn a public statement issued today (see below), members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee demanded a prompt response from the former Chairman and Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission regarding Former FBI Language Specialist Behrooz Sarshar’s censored testimony to the Commission. The press release was prompted by recently released documents related to the interviews conducted by the 9/11 Commission published at Cryptome.org, in particular the “Memorandum for the Record” containing the Commission’s interview with Mr.…

Call to Action!

January 31, 2011

TO: Citizens of the World Working for Peace

ACTION NEEDED: Protest the Condemnation of Professor Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

WHY: Professor Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, has demonstrated courage in saying that there are “gaps and contradictions” in the official account of 9/11. He has been “condemned” for such conservative statements about 9/11 by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US Ambassador Susan Rice, and Ambassador Rice has called for his removal from his unpaid post at the U.N.…

ABLE DANGER Whistleblower Sues Pentagon and CIA

December 14, 2010
by Catherine Herridge
FOX News

An Army Reserve colonel is suing the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies, claiming that they violated his free speech rights by blocking the distribution of his book over concerns it threatened national security.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer’s First Amendment lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., targets the Defense Department for buying 9,500 copies of his book, “Operation Dark Heart” for $50,000 and destroying them.…

Post 911 World – Coleen Rowley and Peter Dale Scott

December 8, 2010
The Real News Network

Transcript

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. And it’s the first perhaps annual Real News Webathon. We’re heading towards our $200,000 target by the end of December 9, where I think we’re getting upwards of $165,000 now, with another tonight and tomorrow night to go. So we’re doing very well, and I want to thank everybody so far for donating. And if you like what The Real News is doing, please give us a little tap on the donate button here, or you can call 888-449-6772, or you can also email us at contact (at) therealnews (dot) com if you’re having any other trouble.…

The Post-9/11 World Is A Detriment To Humanity

November 10, 2010
Editorial by Jon Gold
9/11 Truth News
Editorial

The Post-9/11 World Is A Detriment To Humanity

Photo source: 911truthnews.com, jongoldarrested1
* We are fighting illegal preemptive wars against three countries. Afghanistan,
Iraq, and Pakistan. The resulting wars have caused well over 1,000,000 casualties.
Preemptive war is illegal according to the Nuremberg Charter, and the United
Nations charter. These wars are destabilizing the entire Middle East, and causing
anti-American sentiment throughout the world.

* In America, the Constitution is being forgotten with the passage of bills
like the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the John Warner National
Defense Authorization Act.…

Chomsky: No Evidence of al Qaeda Behind 9/11

9/11 Truth News

In a recent interview with Iran’s Press TV, leading American intellectual and political dissident Noam Chomsky stated that the wars launched in response to the 9/11 attacks are “criminal” and noted that no evidence was provided that al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks.

Chomsky told Press TV: “The explicit and declared motive of the [Afghanistan] war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts.…

John Pilger on 9/11

October 31, 2010
9/11 Truth News

John PilgerAt the 2010 Anarchist Bookfair in London there was a discussion with independent journalist and filmmaker John Pilger (which was recorded — listen below) and one of the questions from the audience was about the attacks on 9/11. The following is a transcript of the question and his reply:

Audience Question: “I would like to ask your views or theory that the US government was complicit in or even perpetrated the attacks on 9/11 to gain support for criminal [inaudible] Afghanistan and Iraq?”

John Pilger: “I think there is a lot of evidence that certain elements in the Bush administration, whether by intent or by or by their own arrogant incompetence, I don’t know, let things happen.…

First real interview with Australian (world wide) hero Kevin Bracken!

by John Bursill
October 23, 2010
Listen here: http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=1785

To many, the name Kevin Bracken is a new one as regards 9/11 Truth. The reality
is that Kevin has been a champion of the 9/11 Truth cause since 2006 by disseminating
information throughout the Victorian Union Movement and the Maritime Workers
Union of Australia. He has distributed DVD’s, shown films and shared information
regularly with his associates and the people of Melbourne and he achieved motions
calling for a new investigation from both the Victorian Trades Hall Council
where he is the President and the Victorian branch of the Maritime Union of
Australia of which he heads as Secretary.…

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[Australian]Trades Hall president Kevin Bracken calls 9/11 ‘conspiracy’; Prime Minister responds

by Shannon Deery, Stephen McMahon
October 20, 2010
HeraldSun.com.au

[RELATED POLL:
“Do you think Kevin Bracken’s comments were reasonable?”]

UPDATE 7.51pm: JULIA Gillard has dismissed as “stupid and
wrong” a senior union official’s belief that the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy
but has refused to discipline him.

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Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings

By Catherine Herridge
Exclusive by Foxnews.com

Image of Operation Dark Heart A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as “Able Danger.”

At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department’s Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG’s report — or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.…

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Pentagon burns book and makes it a best-seller

October 1, 2010
By Michael Calderone
news.yahoo.com

Publishers know that controversy fuels book sales. Apparently, so does burning them.

The Pentagon has only helped build buzz around “Operation Dark Heart,” a firsthand account of special operations in Afghanistan, by burning 9,500  copies — nearly all the first run. (Some review copies, released before publication, have filtered out and sold for more than $2,000 on eBay, according to Time magazine.)

Destroying books isn’t an everyday occurrence.…