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- 9/11 Victims' Families' Review of 9/11 Commission Report
- The Facts Speak for Themselves Well-sourced listing of facts about 9/11, updated regularly, hosted at 911TruthNews.com
- Complete 9/11 Timeline and Loss of Civil Liberties Since 9/11, Searchable database resources from 'mainstream' sources
- 9-11 Research:
An Attempt to Uncover the Truth About September 11th, 2001 (Outstanding, well- organized, solid research)
- Top 40 Reasons to Doubt the Official Story of September 11th, 2001
- Nanothermite information Why were military-grade explosive chips found in the towers' dust throughout Lower Manhattan? Peer-reviewed paper, more information and summary.
- Beginners' Guide to 9/11 Truth from Journal of 9/11 Studies
- A Quick Course on the shortest paths to 9/11 truth...
- Justice For 9/11 Complaint and Petition filed with NY Attorney General Elliot Spitzer November, 2004. The complete legal case, as of that date.
- 9/11 Commission -- One Year Later PDF Report of 7/05 Hearings sponsored by Rep. Cynthia McKinney
- Who's asking questions? ... Patriotsquestion911.com
-Information, disinformation, misinformation... this, this and this will help readers sort wheat from chaff.
Saturday, April 17 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
WikiLeaks Video - The Greater Horror
April 15, 2010
by Michael Collins
There they are, the people who brought you every bit of the action in the WikiLeaks video and all of the other horrors flowing from invasion of Iraq. Madeleine Albright (far right, above), former Clinton Secretary of State, is a good place to start. From 60 Minutes:
Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?"
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it. --60 Minutes (5/12/96)
Thursday, April 15 2010 - In the Media
Ahmadinejad urges Ban to probe 9/11 attacks
12 April 2010
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Day day in Tehran on April 9. Ahmadinejad has written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking him to launch an investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, news reports said on Monday.
AFP - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking him to launch an investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, news reports said on Monday.
"The minimum expectation from your excellency is to set up an independent and trusted fact-finding group to comprehensively investigate the real factors behind September 11," Ahmadinejad said in the text of the letter carried by official news agencies.
They did not say when the letter was sent.
The hardliner, who in March dismissed 9/11 as a "big lie," said in the letter that the attacks "were the main pretext for attacks" by NATO on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Wednesday, April 14 2010 - In the Media
Australian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Radio National' does Hit Piece on 9/11 Truth Advocates
April 13, 2010
By John Bursill, Engineer, 9/11 Truth Advocate and Researcher
On April 12th, 2010 ABC Radio National's "Counterpoint" host Michael
Duffy decided to weigh in on the truth of the 9/11 events. In this clearly biased
and ludicrous attack on those who would question the still unexplained events
of September 11, 2001, Duffy demonstrated he has done little research into the
matter. Seemingly, he has decided research is neither warranted nor required
to make wild assumptions about and apply derogatory labels to 9/11 researchers
and their questions.
In this short and emotive hit piece Duffy uses an excerpt from a recent lecture
given by Clive Williams, Adjunct Professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies
Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), to provide the spin. Professor
Williams lays out an overview of the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories as part of his
lecture called "Terrorism Conspiracy Theories and the 1978 Sydney Hilton
bombings, Lockerbie, 9/11 and the London 7/7 bombings". This lecture will
be played in full on Radio National's "Big Ideas" on Sunday 18th April
at 5pm and is available in podcast at the ABC. In this excerpt Williams skims
over the evidence of an alternate "conspiracy", citing the predictable
"straw man" arguments and loose journalistic attempts to look at the
evidence, using the Discovery Channel's laughable documentary, "9/11: Science
and Conspiracy" as a reference. Ironically, Williams uses these absurdities
ignorantly in his attempt to debunk the experts who are actually qualified to
comment on such matters, and -- surprise, surprise -- he also conveniently forgets
to mention them. In a desperate attempt to make sense of his "reality",
Williams rolls out the blind academics' favourite proof that 9/11 was just as
we were told -- yes, it's the argument that the government is, without doubt,
just too damn incompetent to pull off such a complicated plan! Unfortunately,
this so-called educator misses the irony in the stark "official reality"
that 19 poorly trained and ill-equipped Arab hijackers did pull it off!
Duffy introduces this crude attempt at journalism as follows:
"Just who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington?
Was it Osama Bin Laden or are there other contenders? Perhaps it was rogue
government agents operating with the tacit support of an equally shadowy group
of industrialists. Or maybe it was revenge-seeking aliens who escaped from
Monday, April 12 2010 - In the Media
Hansen: Official 9/11 story is hooey, critic maintains
April 12, 2010
by Marc Hansen
Des Moines Register Editorials
David Ray Griffin comes to Drake University on April 23 to tell us why the official explanation for the 9/11 attack on the United States doesn't hold water.
A theologian, philosopher of religion and professor emeritus at California's Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, Griffin has been at it for about seven years now and says he won't stop until the government conducts a new, impartial, independent investigation.
As opposed to the 9/11 Commission probe. He calls that exercise a charade.
Griffin has written eight books on the subject with another on the way: "Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory."
The appointee, a former Harvard professor named Cass Sunstein who now heads the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, co-wrote an academic paper saying government should undermine conspiracy theory groups by infiltrating their chat rooms, social networks and group meetings.
Griffin believes "cognitive infiltration" is the wrong term. "It's more like fascism," he says.
Monday, April 12 2010 - In the Media
NYT 'Bent Over Backwards' to Deny Ground Zero Health Risks It Now Reports
April 8, 2010
by Julie Hollar
As yet another study is released documenting the damaging health effects of breathing in toxic Ground Zero dust, it's good to see corporate media outlets taking it seriously. (Most media outlets, anyway--the New York Post continues to give a platform to deniers.)
It's worth remembering, though--since they won't remind you--that for many months after 9/11, some outlets--the New York Times in particular--downplayed the fallout and mustered shockingly little journalistic skepticism of government reassurances about safety.
The attitude of Andrew Revkin, the Times' environmental reporter at the time, says it all. As I wrote in 2006:
Monday, April 12 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Back Erik Lawyer, Founder of Firefighters for 9-11 Truth
Interview by John Bursill
April 8, 2010
Listen Here: http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=1694
343 brave New York City Firefighters died on 9/11. This episode of Visibility
9/11 is dedicated to them!
If you have not heard the name Erik Lawyer it is one to remember. Erik is a
full time firefighter and is a new, shining light in the 9/11 Truth Movement.
He has been impressing all he meets with his simple message demanding a thorough
criminal forensic investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe.
He and his fire-fighting comrades want the authorities to do their job and carry
out an investigation in accordance with fire scene investigation protocols,
to which he and all US firefighters adhere religiously.
On 9/11 so many things happened for the first time and the one that is of greatest
concern to Erik and his group, Firefighters
for 9/11 Truth, is the near complete destruction of evidence at this fire
crime scene and the subsequent monumental cover up and obfuscation of the little
remaining evidence. Independently gathered evidence clearly demonstrates that
incendiaries and explosives were used to facilitate the three WTC buildings
destruction. For more information, see the Visibility
9-11 Special Report, Thermite
Fingerprint- The Loaded Gun of 9-11.
Saturday, April 10 2010 - In the Media
The Accountability Movement - Interview
Guns and Butter
April 7, 2010
on KPFA 94.1 or at KPFA.org
Interview with investigative reporters and authors, Kristina Borjesson, Charlotte
Dennett and Peter Dale Scott.
Kristina Borjesson is editor of "Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose The
Myth of a Free Press" and "Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11:
Top Journalists Speak Out".
Charlotte Dennett is author of "The
People v Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the
Grassroots Movement She Encountered Along the Way" and co-author with her
husband, Gerard Colby, of "Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon
Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil".
Peter Dale Scott is author of "The
War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War", "The Road
to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America", "Deep Politics
and the Death of JFK", and "Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia
and the Dallas-Watergate Connection" among many other books.
"Guns & Butter" investigates the relationships
among capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective
in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, "Guns & Butter: The
Economics of Politics" reports on who wins and who loses when the economic
resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war,
and the furtherance of a national security state.
Produced and hosted by Bonnie Faulkner.
Friday, April 9 2010 - Legal Response to 9/11
Defend Lynne Stewart and Resist Repression
with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone
April 7, 2010-
Lynne Stewart has for forty years defended the poor and the oppressed against
arbitrary authority and false charges
Lynne Stewart, together with former Attorney-General Ramsey Clark and Abdeen
Jabar defended Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was tried and convicted of plotting
to blow up noted landmarks, including the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln
Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Statue of Liberty, and to assassinate Senator Alphonse
D'Amato and U.N. Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali
Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman was innocent of these charges and had no part in the
initiation, planning or execution of these presumptive plots.
Indisputable and massive evidence has demonstrated that the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, through its operatives, including Emad Ali Salem, was, in
fact, the author of these plots and planned, initiated and financed these and
other acts of terror, including the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993
in a "false flag" operation.
Attorney General John Ashcroft launched a cynical campaign to persecute and
prosecute Lynne Stewart for "aiding and abetting terrorism" based upon her serving
as defense attorney for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
The Justice Department has undertaken the persecution and prosecution of Lynne
Stewart because she defended her falsely accused client zealously and refused
to be intimidated by the drumbeat of government propaganda arising from its
false "war on terror".
Thursday, April 8 2010 - First Responders/Health Effects
Aftermath of 9/11: Study Shows Firefighters' Breathing Problems Never Went Away
Study Finds Rescue Workers from Sept. 11 Had Lung Problems Seven Years Later
By Lauren Cox
ABC News Medical Unit,
April 7, 2010
More than seven years after the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, rescue workers still had trouble breathing after
they inhaled from the cloud of dust that enveloped southern Manhattan, a new
[See video available at source, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Asthma/firefighters-911-lung-problems-study-finds/story?id=10313156
, "Study shows no recovery for 9/11 rescue workers who suffered acute lung damage".
Doctors conducted a seven-year study of members of the New York City Fire Department who responded to the World Trade Center attacks between Sept. 11 and Sept. 24, 2001. The researchers were able to include 91 percent of the responding workers -- a total of 10,870 firefighters and 1,911 EMS workers.
Wednesday, April 7 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
Judge dismisses scores of Guantanamo habeas cases
By Carol Rosenberg
April 5, 2010
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has dismissed more than 100 habeas corpus
lawsuits filed by former Guantanamo captives, ruling that because the Bush and
Obama administrations had transferred them elsewhere, the courts need not decide
whether the Pentagon imprisoned them illegally.
The ruling dismayed attorneys for some of the detainees who'd hoped any favorable
U.S. court findings would help clear their clients of the stigma, travel restrictions
and, in some instances, perhaps more jail time that resulted from their stay
U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan wrote that he was "not unsympathetic"
to the former detainees' plight. "Detention for any length of time can
be injurious. And certainly associations with Guantanamo tend to be negative,"
But the detainees' transfer from Guantanamo made their cases moot. "The
court finds that petitioners no longer present a live case or controversy since
a federal court cannot remedy the alleged collateral consequences of their prior
detention at Guantanamo," he wrote.
Wednesday, April 7 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric
By Scott Shane
April 6, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step
of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim
cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks
on the United States to directly participating in them, intelligence and counterterrorism
officials said Tuesday.
Mr. Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and spent years in the United States
as an imam, is in hiding in Yemen. He has been the focus of intense scrutiny
since he was linked to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused
of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., in November, and then to Umar Farouk
Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound
airliner on Dec. 25.
American counterterrorism officials say Mr. Awlaki is an operative of Al Qaeda
in the Arabian Peninsula, the affiliate of the terror network in Yemen and Saudi
Arabia. They say they believe that he has become a recruiter for the terrorist
network, feeding prospects into plots aimed at the United States and at Americans
abroad, the officials said.
It is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved
for targeted killing, officials said. A former senior legal official in the
administration of George W. Bush said he did not know of any American who was
approved for targeted killing under the former president.
Tuesday, April 6 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
Army Grapples with 'Epidemic' of Suicides
April 6, 2010
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2010, Issue No. 27
April 6, 2010
Secrecy News Blog: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/
The U.S. Army is still struggling to come to grips with the unusually high rate of suicide within its ranks.
"The Army ratios are above the national average and in some months recently, there have been more suicides in the Army than combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan," observed Nancy Youssef of McClatchy News
last week. "There is no pattern to suicides. One third who commit suicide have never served in combat; another third commit suicide while in combat; and yet another third do it once they return, according to Army statistics."
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh issued two directives on March 26 that are intended to further an understanding of the problem and to improve the availability of information to surviving family members.
Tuesday, April 6 2010 - 9/11 Precedents
Press Conference: OKC Bombing - Still Seeking the Truth, 15 Years Later
PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY – APRIL 4, 2010]
LOCATION: The Oklahoma State Capitol Building
SECOND FLOOR, WEST WING
STATE SUPREME COURT CORRIDOR.
DATE: Thursday – April 15, 2010, 1:30 pm CST
SUBJECT: THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING – STILL SEEKING THE TRUTH; FIFTEEN YEARS LATER
Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City bombing victim’s family members and survivors along with investigative journalists, law enforcement officers, private investigators, documentary film producers and attorneys impacted by the Oklahoma City bombing; will hold a press conference to review the unanswered questions and latest revelations pertaining to this very important part of U.S. History.
Monday, April 5 2010 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Report from the WikiLeaks Press Conference
Posted April 5, 2010
Video - "Collateral Murder, Baghdad July 12, 2007"
Report from the WikiLeaks Press Conference
By Michael Collins
(April 5, Washington, DC) Julian Assange and Wikileaks kept their promise of February 20
by releasing a video tape that shows civilians and reporter deaths from an attack by United States forces. The tape was presented at a 9:00 am press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Before the conference began, Assange described this as a "very rich story." He opened with a brief statement and then showed the video tape. The edited and unedited versions of the tape are available here. WikiLeaks received the tape through unspecified channels. Assange did say that the leak to his organization "sends a message that there are some people in the US military who don't like what's going on."
The video captures an incident on July 12, 2007 in a Baghdad suburb. This event has been a matter of controversy since a Reuter's photo journalist, Namir Noor-Eldeen, and his assistant, Saeed Chmagh, were both killed in the incident.
Monday, April 5 2010 - Other Important News
UK Conservatives may reopen probe into Iraq war whistleblower's death
April 5, 2010
The death of a whistle-blower who said the UK government had "sexed up" a dossier
on Saddam Hussein's military capabilities in order to sell the Iraq war has
been one of the most intriguing and confusing elements of the war's history.
Now the UK's Conservative Party is signaling that it plans to reopen the inquiry into the death of Dr. David Kelly if it wins the next election. The move could potentially harm the ruling Labour Party, which championed the Iraq war effort and is now trailing in the polls for this spring's election.
On Sunday, Dominic Grieve, the Conservative Party's "shadow" justice minister, said members of the public "have not been reassured" that Kelly's death was a suicide, and if his government wins the election, he would want to reopen the case, reports the UK's Daily Mail.
Kelly, a weapons expert with Britain's Ministry of Defence, was found dead in a forest near his home in Oxfordshire in 2003, shortly after he gave an interview to the BBC in which he said that the British government was lying about its claim that Saddam Hussein could launch biological and chemical weapons within 45 minutes of giving the order.
Kelly's death sparked suspicions that he may have been killed for undermining
the government of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair as the British leader stood
with US President George W. Bush in pushing for an invasion of Iraq.
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