Tuesday, December 28 2010 - Resources and Materials
The Hornet's Nest Kicked Back - A Review of Susan Lindauer's Extreme Prejudice
by Michael Collins
December 21, 2010
Fiction delivers justice that reality rarely approaches. Victims en dure suffering and emerge as victors after overcoming incredible challenges. Stieg Larsson's gripping Millennium Trilogy weaves a story of revenge and triumphs for Lizbeth Salander, locked away in a mental institution and sexually abused for years. When Salander got out and threatened to go public about a high level sexual exploitation ring, the perpetrators sought to lock her up again. In the final installment, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Salander found some justice. (Image)
Susan Lindauer's autobiography, Extreme Prejudice, tells a story with certain broad similarities. In her case, however, the hornet's nest kicked back with a real vengeance. After over a decade as a U.S. intelligence asset, Lindauer was privy to information about pre war Iraq that threatened to serve up a huge embarrassment to the Bush-Cheney regime. She hand delivered a letter to senior Bush administration officials in hopes of averting what she predicted would be the inevitably tragic 2003 US invasion of Iraq. Those officials, unnamed in the indictment, were her second cousin, then White House chief of staff Andy Card, and Colin Powell.
Sunday, December 26 2010 - First Responders/Health Effects
Senators approve James Zadroga 9/11 health bill after months of partisan bickering
By Michael Mcauliff
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Originally Published:Wednesday, December 22nd 2010
Updated: Wednesday, December 22nd 2010
WASHINGTON - The ill and dying Americans who answered the call after 9/11 received a "Christmas Miracle" on Wednesday - help is finally on the way.
More than nine years after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, the Senate voted unanimously to pass the $4.3 billion James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
The House quickly gave the measure its final stamp of approval. President Obama will sign the bill law soon.
The bill provides medical care and financial relief to tens of thousands of responders.
Many Capitol Hill insiders never believed the measure would pass, and some Republicans came within hours of killing it.
But a dramatic night of negotiations by New York lawmakers and the bill's foes Tuesday night and into early Wednesday won an eleventh-hour compromise.
"It's a good Christmas present for everybody," said Joseph Zadroga, the father of NYPD Detective James Zadroga who died from his ruined lungs and became the face of the legislation.
Wednesday, December 22 2010 - Other Important News
9/11 responder: Coburn 'should be ashamed' for blocking health bill
By David Edwards
The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent Wednesday that will provide health care benefits to first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Original report follows...
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) earned himself a visit from some 9/11 first responders after he threatened to block a bill that would provide them health benefits.
A group of former Ground Zero workers visited the senator's office Tuesday to give him a piece of their mind but Coburn refused the meeting.
"Mr. Coburn should be ashamed of himself," John Feal, the leader of the group, told Think Progress. "Because I think before he was a senator he was a doctor and he took an oath to help people that are sick. He's going against his oath as a doctor. He can vote any way he wants as a senator, but as a doctor, he just embarrassed the medical profession."
"What about going office to office? Have their staff and the senators been very receptive to the group?" Think Progress asked.
Tuesday, December 21 2010 - In the Media
Project Censored Editors to Host Morning Radio Program
December 19, 2010
posted at betterbadnews's blog at 911blogger.com
KPFA listener sponsored free speech radio in Berkeley has announced a significant change to it's popular drive time public affairs program, the Morning Show. The new format will experiment with a team of rotating hosts to include Project Censored's Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, editors of Censored 2011: The 25 Top Censored Stories of 2008-09.
Tuesday, December 21 2010 - Legal Response to 9/11
ABLE DANGER Whistleblower Sues Pentagon and CIA
December 14, 2010
by Catherine Herridge
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. The lawsuit also names the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency as defendants.
"Because the defendants have impermissibly infringed upon Shaffer's right to publish unclassified information in Operation Dark Heart, they have violated Shaffer's First Amendment rights," the lawsuit says.
The suit provides a rare insight into the internal review process for the publication of books based on the search for senior Al Qaeda leadership in post-9/11 Afghanistan.
Tuesday, December 14 2010 - Editorials
An Intelligence Defense of Julian Assange
Update 12/14: For readers interested in Lindauer's book who are 'walking their talk', boycotting Amazon due to its having cut off Wikileaks' hosting from its servers, "Extreme Prejudice" is also available directly from the publisher via her blog at www.extremeprejudiceUSA.wordpress.com. And for a historical collection of articles about Lindauer's case, the excellent journalism of Michael Collins can be found here.
by Susan Lindauer
December 10, 2010
Susan Lindauer is a former U.S. Intelligence Asset, accused as an "Iraqi Agent" for opposing the war. Her new book, "EXTREME PREJUDICE--The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq" relates her ordeal facing secret charges and secret evidence on the Patriot Act, and the shocking conditions of her imprisonment on a Texas military base without a trial, threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging.
If only I'd known Julian Assange, everything would have been different.
Mine was a spook's world of black ops and counter-terrorism. The real stuff--not color coded threats. For a decade I performed as a covert back channel to Libya and Iraq at the United Nations in support of anti-terrorism.
My special access made me one of the very few Assets covering Baghdad before the War. Our team started talks for the Lockerbie Trial with Libyan diplomats. We also held preliminary talks to resume the weapons inspections with Iraq's Ambassador, Dr. Saeed Hasan. Once Baghdad agreed to rigorous U.S. conditions for transparency in the inspections, I notified the Security Council myself, and within 72 hours the UN invited Iraq to attend formal talks to ratify the technical language. By then it was a done deal. Contrary to official reports, Iraq always welcomed the return of weapons inspectors as a necessary step to ending the sanctions. Ordinary people just didn't know it.
My world was "black." Off radar. So deeply secretive that my father, brother, aunts and cousins had no knowledge of my work in Washington. I operated in absolute secrecy.
My bona fides in anti-terrorism were no less outstanding for my lack of public acclaim. I discovered advance intelligence about the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, and the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. My team conducted one of the very first investigations of Osama bin Laden and his cohorts--then known as the Inter-Arab group-- six months before the Embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam/Nairobi in 1998.
Tuesday, December 14 2010 - Other Important News
Exclusive: Key FBI whistleblower: Had WikiLeaks existed, 9/11, Iraq war 'could have been prevented'
By Nathan Diebenow
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
A Time Magazine 'Person of the Year' argues WikiLeaks serves the public good
Exclusive: Key FBI whistleblower: Had WikiLeaks existed, 9/11, Iraq war could have been prevented
A member of a group of former intelligence professionals that has rallied behind WikiLeaks suggested in a recent interview with Raw Story that the world would be a different and better place had the online secrets outlet come into existence years sooner.
"If there had been a mechanism like Wikileaks, 9/11 could have been prevented," Coleen Rowley, a former special agent/legal counsel at the FBI's Minneapolis division, told Raw Story in an exclusive interview.
Rowley and her colleague Bogdan Dzakovic, a special agent for the FAA's security division, explained this position in an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times in October. However, they admit no claim to the original idea of an established pro-whistle-blower infrastructure. It's purely the US government's, she said.
Friday, December 10 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
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. But the best thing is just to hit the donate button. The $200,000, I've explained before, covers just barely four months of the work that we're doing now at the level we're doing now, but we really want to expand in 2011. We need producers that specialize in certain areas. And one of the areas we want to specialize is the military-industrial complex. We'd like to have a producer who does nothing but cover stories about the sort of underpinnings of US foreign policy and the real issues that don't get discussed very much in terms of what's driving much of global politics, and even, as I--in the current WikiLeaks there's a layer of truth, one could say, that is not really revealed in these WikiLeaks, because they're not top secret, as we've heard described by some of our guests. Now joining us to talk about WikiLeaks and the world since 9/11 are two people that have been associated with this topic. First joining us from--Peter, you're in Berkeley, California, right?
PETER DALE SCOTT, AUTHOR, FMR. CANADIAN DIPLOMAT: That's correct.
JAY: Joining us from Berkeley, California, is Peter Dale Scott. He's the author of the book--and I'm going to hold it up here, control room--and the book is American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan. . . . And also joining us now from Minneapolis is Coleen Rowley. Coleen was an FBI agent who uncovered certain things that had to do, she thought, with a possible terrorist attack. And if I remember the story correctly, Coleen, it was someone who was trying to get flying lessons to fly but not necessarily land. But you can correct me on that. And Coleen tried to get this information looked into, and it was more or less blocked by headquarters of FBI. But Coleen, thanks very much for joining us.
COLEEN ROWLEY, FMR. FBI AGENT, POLITICAL ACTIVIST: Thank you.
JAY: Coleen, very, very quickly, just remind us of the story that you were involved with around the 9/11 events.
Thursday, December 9 2010 - First Responders/Health Effects
Dems outraged as GOP blocks 9/11 responders' health bill
By The Associated Press
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
911workernycsept11 Dems outraged as GOP blocks 9/11 responders health bill
May be end of the road for $7-billion aid package to heroes of 9/11
Senate Republicans on Thursday derailed a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse in the Sept. 11 attack.
Supporters were three votes short of the 60 needed to proceed to debate and a final vote on the bill that would have provided as much as $7.4 billion in health care and compensation to 9/11 responders and survivors. The bill failed on a test vote, 57-42.
Fifty-seven Democrats voted for the bill and 41 Republicans opposed it. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, switched his vote to 'no' at the last moment, a parliamentary move that allows him to bring the measure up again for a vote.
The New York Times reports:
Republicans have been raising concerns about how to pay for the $7.4 billion measure, while Democrats, led by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York, have argued that the nation had a moral obligation to assist those who put their lives at risk during rescue operations at ground zero....
In a statement, [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg chastised Senate Republicans for their "wrong-headed political strategy" and called on them to allow the bill to come to the floor for a vote. "The attacks of 9/11 were attacks on America," he said, "and we have a collective responsibility to care for the heroes -- from all 50 states -- who answered the call of duty, saved lives, and helped our nation recover."
Tuesday, December 7 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
An In Depth Interview with Bob McIlvaine, Visibility 9-11
Notes by John Bursill
December 7, 2010
In this in-depth interview with tireless 9/11 Truth campaigner Bob McIlvaine, we look at 9/11 in its historical context. We also hear about Bob's detailed research into what happened to his son Bobby on 9/11 and the evidence an explosion, rather than the planes, killed his son.
Listen Here: http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=1854
Bob McIlvaine: As a long-term 9/11 Truth researcher (2001), an ex-history teacher and someone who has worked in mental health, Bob has a unique perspective on society and its drives. In this interview Bob gives us an insight into how he sees the world and its workings and why 9/11 Truth should be seen as possibly the best chance we've had at bringing peace to our world. Bob believes that we may have already been successful at preventing other wars with our exposure of the 9/11 fraud. I totally agree. Bob says he is "always ready to go!" when he is called to speak about the 9/11 tragedy and uses every opportunity to educate the population about the lies they have been told and to celebrate his son's short but exceptional life. Thank you, Bob, for your tenacity, drive and absolute commitment to expose the criminals responsible for your son's death and all those that perished on that terrible day. You are a great inspiration for us all! [Continued] p>
Tuesday, November 30 2010 - In the Media
'Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup' to Air on Colorado Public Television
Note from Colorado 9/11 Visibility:
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Colorado Public Television, Cpt12.org
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
Tuesday, November 30 2010 - In the Media
Rosie O'Donnell Talks 9/11 Truth
November 29, 2010
9/11 Truth News
Thanks to Jon Gold for providing the audio.
Friday, November 26 2010 - Research/Evidence
Evidence for Informed Trading on the Attacks of September 11
Kevin Ryan on "9/11 In Context" on Resistance Radio Network
by Tod Fletcher at 911blogger.com blog
On "9/11 In Context", which aired Thursday, Nov. 18, at 3pm ET, I interviewed Kevin Ryan about his important research into the WTC physical evidence, especially the WTC dust, as well as his remarkable investigations into the complex network of corporate tenants of the WTC and the select group of "experts" who repeatedly surface to defend the official account of the buildings' destruction.
Kevin is one of the most productive researchers in the 9/11 truth movement. He brings together his extensive experience as a professional chemist, the capability to penetrate obscure corporate and professional networks, and a deep sense of moral obligation to uncover the truth about the 9/11 events. Don't miss this interview! It is sure to be worthwhile.
Listen to the mp3 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/resistanceradio/2010/11/18/911-in-context... and listen live every Thursday.
by Kevin Ryan
November 18, 2010
Foreign Policy Journal
Just after September 11th 2001, many governments began investigations into possible insider trading related to the terrorist attacks of that day. Such investigations were initiated by the governments of Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monte Carlo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States, and others. Although the investigators were clearly concerned about insider trading, and considerable evidence did exist, none of the investigations resulted in a single indictment. That's because the people identified as having been involved in the suspicious trades were seen as unlikely to have been associated with those alleged to have committed the 9/11 crimes.
This is an example of the circular logic often used by those who created the official explanations for 9/11. The reasoning goes like this: if we assume that we know who the perpetrators were (i.e. the popular version of "al Qaeda") and those who were involved in the trades did not appear to be connected to those assumed perpetrators, then insider trading did not occur.
That's basically what the 9/11 Commission told us. The Commission concluded that "exhaustive investigations" by the SEC and the FBI "uncovered no evidence that anyone with advance knowledge of the attacks profited through securities transactions." What they meant was that someone did profit through securities transactions but, based on the Commission's assumptions of guilt, those who profited were not associated with those who were guilty of conducting the attacks. In a footnote, the Commission report acknowledged "highly suspicious trading on its face," but said that this trading on United Airlines was traced back to "A single U.S.-based institutional investor with no conceivable ties to al Qaeda."1
With respect to insider trading, or what is more technically called informed trading, the Commission report was itself suspect for several reasons. First, the informed trades relating to 9/11 covered far more than just airline company stock. The stocks of financial and reinsurance companies, as well as other financial vehicles, were identified as being associated with suspicious trades. Huge credit card transactions, completed just before the attacks, were also involved. The Commission ultimately tried to frame all of this highly suspicious trading in terms of a series of misunderstandings. However, the possibility that so many leading financial experts were so completely wrong is doubtful at best and, if true, would constitute another unbelievable scenario in the already highly improbable sequence of events represented by the official story of 9/11.
Friday, November 19 2010 - Editorials
The Post-9/11 World Is A Detriment To Humanity
November 10, 2010
Editorial by Jon Gold
9/11 Truth News
The Post-9/11 World Is A Detriment To Humanity
* 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. Americans are forced to wonder if their conversations are being monitored through the use of illegal wiretapping. The freedom of the press, and the right to peacefully assemble is being discarded.
* Hatred towards Muslims and Jews is being fueled.
* Executive Power within the United States is being expanded to the point of near-dictatorship, and accountability for the actions of the Executive, and other members of Government is non-existent.
* A constant state of fear is the norm.
Friday, November 19 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Who Do We Really Need to Fear, "Them" or Us?
TSA and America's Zero Risk Culture
November 16, 2010
The lede on the DRUDGEREPORT most of Monday showed a Catholic nun being patted down at an airport security checkpoint, with the caption starkly declaring that "THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON."
Ten years after 9/11, Americans who fly are facing a Faustian choice between subjecting themselves to a virtual (and potentially medically damaging) strip search conducted in questionable machines run by federal employees or a psychologically damaging pat-down of their bodies. Osama bin Ladin must be giggling himself silly this week.
But what should we expect in a society that requires adults to wear bicycle helmets while pedaling in the park, provides disclaimers of liability on TV advertisements, or prints warnings on fast-food coffee cups? The name of the game is zero risk. Not risk mitigation, or accepting responsibility for one's actions, but risk aversion. It's a failure to acknowledge that we can't protect against everything bad that can happen to us, so we must protect against everything we think might -- might -- be harmful at some point.
It's living in fear.
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