Sunday, November 22 2009 - Research/Evidence
NYC 9/11 Trial Will Shine the Lights on the Roots of Terrorism
Update 11/24/09 - Tom Klammer, host of the weekly program Tell Somebody, aired on Kansas City's Community Radio 90.1FM Tuesday evenings at 6pm Central, sent this:
"Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns to Tell Somebody this Tuesday Nov. 24 at 6pm on KKFI: Ray McGovern talks about the decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian federal court in New York and about Obama's Afghan dilemma. Recorded on Sunday, the 46th anniversary of the JFK assassination, the interview includes some timely advice for the President that you'll want to hear."
If you're not in the KC area, listen online here: www.kkfi.org. In fact, listen to KKFI anytime! It's a great, 100,000 watt-strong source for all kinds of diverse, eclectic, truth-telling programming, talk and music from dedicated volunteers - true community radio. In keeping with our longstanding 'admonishment' to readers that we must each "become the media", support truth-telling media and withdraw our support from corporate (and "alternative") sources selling us lies, 911truth.org encourages readers to vigorously support this kind of direct, critical grassroots organizing. Remember, resistance is personal - consider where your media dollars are going right now and whether you might want to redirect them toward the growing number of sources that offer the information you need to make informed, responsible decisions.
By Ray McGovern
November 17, 2009
As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators go to trial, the corporate media's embargo on the truth about the Bush years will be under great strain.Media commentary on the upcoming 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has raised concern that state secrets may be divulged, including details about how the Bush administration used torture to extract evidence about al-Qaeda.
"I think that we're going to shine a light on something that a lot of people don't want to look at" is how American Civil Liberties Union attorney Denney LeBoeuf put it, according to The New York Times on Saturday.
No problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder, who claims to have "great confidence" that other evidence -- apart from what may have been gleaned from the 183 times Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded, for example -- will suffice to convict him.
Maybe so, But what the Fawning Corporate Media (or FCM) have so far neglected is the likelihood that the testimony will be so public that they will have to break their studied silence about why Sheikh Mohammed and his associates say they orchestrated the attacks of 9/11.
For reasons that are painfully obvious, the FCM have done their best to ignore or bury the role that Israel's repression of the Palestinians has played in motivating the 9/11 attacks and other anti-Western terrorism.
It is not like there is no evidence on this key issue. Rather, it appears that the Israel-Palestine connection is pretty much kept off limits for discussion.
Friday, November 20 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Richard Gage, AIA, Interview on Sydney's WSFM Radio
More great news from The Hard Evidence Tour Down Under
November 19, 2009
Wow!! Finally a proper interview in Sydney! Listen here: http://www.911truth.org/911truthmedia/Audio/Richard_Gage_WSFM_11-2009.mp3
Go to WSFM and vote here on the question of whether "Gage makes sense" www.wsfm.com.au
Please thank them by e-mail asap.....
Email Jonesy - brendanjones [at] wsfm.com.au
This is a testament to the work you're all doing. Thank you all!
Friday, November 20 2009 - Other Important News
Wall Street Economic Death Squad Roundup [Reports & Videos]
See also Wednesday's excellent feature story at Amped Status, "The Critical Unravelling of U.S. Society".
November 10th, 2009
As most of you have noticed, we are primarily focused on covering the economic coup. We strongly feel that the theft of Trillions of taxpayer dollars by a small group of men on Wall Street is the biggest story of our time. We understand that these are very difficult times for most people and there are many pressing and vitally important issues confronting us. However, the theft of Trillions of dollars has to be the lead story every day until there are investigations and prosecutions to resolve it.
Many of the news sites that we link to on a daily basis have been covering this issue. However, these sites are not covering the issue sufficiently. There should be blazing headlines on a daily basis: ECONOMIC COUP IN THE US! TRILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS STOLEN!
Think about all the vital issues you care about and then think about the Trillions of dollars that were stolen. How could a small fraction of that money directly affect the issues you care about most? We need to make this connection, and we need to make the theft of Trillions of dollars THE LEAD ISSUE RIGHT NOW!
Friday, November 20 2009 - Other Important News
Judge: Corps' Negligence Caused Katrina Flooding
By Cain Burdeau (AP)
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval sided with five residents and one business who argued the Army Corps' shoddy oversight of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to the flooding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish. He said, however, the corps couldn't be held liable for the flooding of eastern New Orleans, where one of the plaintiffs lived.
Duval awarded the plaintiffs $720,000, or about $170,000 each, but the decision could eventually make the government vulnerable to a much larger payout. The ruling should give more than 100,000 other individuals, businesses and government entities a better shot at claiming billions of dollars in damages.
Friday, November 20 2009 - Endorsements & Support
Former NASA Director says World Trade Center Towers Felled by Controlled Demolition
On October 21st at the University of San Diego, Mr. Dwain Deets, former Director of NASA Aerospace Projects, gave a multimedia presentation on behalf of nearly one thousand architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition in all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction. These architects and engineers are listed on their website at ae911Truth.org.
Mr. Deets was an engineering executive with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
for more than 37 years and formerly served as Director, Research Engineering
Division at Dryden. He received the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in the
federal government's Senior Executive Service (1988). In 1986, Deets was awarded
the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics, a distinguished speaking engagement
sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Wednesday, November 18 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
The Hard Evidence Down Under Tour Leads to Conversation with Jan Utzon, Sidney Opera House, Architect
Ed. Note: Richard Gage is blogging from the road on his Australasian/Japan tour here and TruthAction.org is posting updates about the tour, including an interview with organizer John Bursill, here (photos of our street action in front of Australia's national ABC here: http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=34771#34771. Janice Matthews of 911truth.org will post a review of the Sydney event within the next few days. (It was WONDERFUL, and Australian 9/11 truth advocates absolutely ROCK!!) Video of the event will be available soon from 911TV.org.
Richard Gage AIA, of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, talks to architect Jan Utzon, son of Joern Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House.
Wednesday, November 18 2009 - Legal Response to 9/11
Justice American Style
by Kristen Breitweiser,
9/11 widow and activist
November 16, 2009
Even after witnessing the horrors of 9/11 that included me helplessly watching the murder of my husband on live television, I still believe that we are a civilized nation of laws. And like the Nuremberg trials that brought the murderers of millions to justice, now more than ever, Americans need to trust our own judicial system to fully and openly prosecute the mass murderers of 9/11 while the rest of the world bears witness.
Because while the terrorists were successful in bringing down the Twin Towers and hijacking airplanes on 9/11, our Constitution should never be hijacked or brought down as a result of anything--let alone the potential adversity faced in prosecuting modern day monsters like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Indeed, in the fight against Islamist extremism, we should never bow to the terrorists by compromising, manipulating, re-writing or flat-out ignoring the core, bedrock principles of our Constitution that speak to the very heart of who we are as a nation--a democracy.
Yet, quite alarmingly, Republicans seem to be exhibiting just this sort of crisis of confidence in our Constitution's ability to prosecute these horrible men. Republicans argue that men like KSM are war criminals who can only be convicted in military commissions where they won't receive the protections of our laws. Republicans seem to lack a certain faith in our Constitution's ability and adaptability in meting out the demands of modern day justice.
Tuesday, November 17 2009 - Other Important News
CIA paid millions of dollars to ISI since 9/11: Report
IANS 16 November 2009
Times of India
LOS ANGELES: The CIA has paid millions of dollars to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) since 9/11, accounting for as much as one-third of the foreign spy agency's annual budget, says a media report.
The ISI also collected "tens of millions of dollars through a classified CIA programme", which pays for the capture or killing of wanted militants, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday citing current and former US officials.
Sunday, November 15 2009 - Politics & 9/11
FAA and NORAD Changed Records to Accord with Cheney Lies
Saturday November 14, 2009 7:51 am
A senior counsel for the 9/11 Commission, John Farmer, has written a book exposing the degree to which our response to 9/11 was disorganized and outdated, geared to respond to an attack from Russia rather than from terrorists. Most significantly, Farmer reveals that FAA and NORAD altered their chronologies of the day only after a briefing at the White House.
Tuesday, November 10 2009 - 9/11 Precedents
by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed
Islamic fundamentalist militants are the enemies of Israel and Western governments, right? Think again. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed reports.
Once upon a time, the CIA trained, financed and supported Osama bin Laden and his mujahidin networks in Afghanistan to repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. After the end of the Cold War, bin Laden turned against the West and we no longer had any use for him. His persistent terrorist attacks against us for more than a decade, culminating in 9/11, provoked our own response, in the form of the 'War on Terror'. This is the official narrative. And it's false. Not only did Western intelligence services continue to foster Islamist extremist and terrorist groups connected to al-Qaeda after the Cold War; they continued to do so even after 9/11.
The CIA's jihad
The story begins in the summer of 1979, six months before the Soviet invasion, when the CIA had already begun financing elements of an emerging Islamist mujahidin force inside Afghanistan. The idea, according to former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and former CIA Director Robert Gates, was to increase the probability of a Soviet invasion, and entrap 'the Soviets into a Vietnamese quagmire'.1
Osama bin Laden arrived in the country later that year, sent by then-Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki bin Faisal, where he set up the Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK) which helped finance, recruit and train mujahidin fighters.2 Bin Laden, the MAK, and the Afghan mujahidin in total received about half a billion dollars a year from the CIA, and roughly the same from the Saudis, funnelled through Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).3
By around 1988, as Jane’s Defence Weekly reports, 'with US knowledge, Bin Laden created al-Qaeda (The Base): a conglomerate of quasi-independent Islamic terrorist cells spread across at least 26 countries'.4 US and Western intelligence agencies facilitated this process, seeing rightwing Islamist movements as a counterweight to Communist, leftwing and nationalist political trends. They supported the Saudis and other Gulf states, as well as Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan among others, in proliferating Islamist extremist institutions in far-flung countries such as Algeria, Yemen, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Funding for these activities was intertwined with the establishment of organized criminal financial centres in Malaysia, Madagascar, South Africa, Nigeria, Latin America, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Turkestan, and elsewhere.5
Sunday, November 8 2009 - Get Involved
Tickets? The Hard Evidence Down Under Tour 2009 - Uncovering the Truth of the 9/11 Attacks
November 7, 2009
We still have 135 (out of 292) Tickets to sell for Saturday the 14th event and 210 (out of 292) for Sunday the 15th event.
Many of you have not bought tickets to the Sunday Event because you think it probably won't sell out or you didn't know you had to? Please consider the organisers and firm these seats now as payment on the day is a hassle and inconvenient for all concerned!
To buy tickets for "Truth in Action" Sunday the 15th in Sydney here www.stickytickets.com.au/2212/Truth_in_Action.aspx and please remember the steller line up including Luke Rudkowski (Head of WeAreChange NY and founder of WAC), Janice Matthews (Head of 911Truth.org), Cosmos (Head of TruthAction.org), Ken Jenkins (911 Truth's #1 Psychologist), Dr Frank Legge (Co-ed of the Journal of 9/11 Studies) and Hereward Fenton (Australia's top 9/11 Journalist)! Don't miss this event!
Saturday, November 7 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Eleventh of Every Month - 'Heroes'
This video was released in 2008, but we're reposting because it's such a powerful tribute to everyone who's out there on the 11th of Every Month - Till Justice. This Wednesday is yet another 11th... where will you be?
Saturday, November 7 2009 - Other Important News
Pentagon pursuing new investigation into Bush propaganda program
by Brad Jacobson
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
The Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General is conducting a new investigation into a covert Bush administration Defense Department program that used retired military analysts to produce positive wartime news coverage.
Asked when his office expects to conclude the investigation, Comerford said, “As a matter of policy we do not set deadlines since any number of variables or factors could result in a delay.”
He did confirm that investigators in his office have read Raw Story’s recent articles on the topic.
Last May, the Inspector General’s office rescinded and repudiated a prior internal investigation’s report on the retired military analyst program, which had been issued by the Bush administration, because it “did not meet accepted quality standards for an Inspector General work product.” Yet in recent interviews with Raw Story, Pentagon officials who took part in the program were still defending it by referencing this invalidated report.
Gary Comerford, Inspector General spokesman for the Defense Department, told Raw Story last week that his office is conducting an investigation into the retired military analyst program and confirmed that the investigation began during the summer.
Saturday, November 7 2009 - 9/11 Consequences
The Real Intelligence Failure
By Philip Giraldi
November 4, 2009
Campaign for Liberty
Most Americans believe that we are in a terrible dilemma. An increasing number are uncomfortable with the continuing carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan and fearful of the consequences of yet another Middle East war, this time against Iran, but most also believe that our country is threatened by dark forces that seek to destroy us and that extreme measures are justified. Few realize that fear alone is bringing about our transformation into a country driven by constant warfare to the detriment of our constitutional liberties.
Friday, November 6 2009 - Research/Evidence
Amalgam Virgo: Document Reveals Details of Military Exercise Involving Suicide Pilot Three Months before 9/11
November 4, 2009
History Commons Groups
New details of a NORAD exercise called Amalgam Virgo 01-02 have been found in a document at the National Archives. The exercise involved a suicide pilot attacking a military installation in the US. It was run in early June 2001, just three months before 9/11.
The document was found in the 9/11 Commission’s files at the National Archives by History Commons contributor Erik Larson (a.k.a. Paxvector) and uploaded to the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd. Some information about the exercise was revealed at the History Commons Groups blog in June, when we publicised a commission document summarising a group of military exercises designed to help the military deal with suicide hijackings. However, the newly-found three-page scenario provides more detail.
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