Wednesday, July 8 2009 - Endorsements & Support
Scientists Support NYC CAN Initiative
July 7, 2009
Dear 9/11 Truth Movement Supporters,
As authors of the recent mainstream scientific articles relating to events at the World Trade Center, we urge you to support a tremendous opportunity for getting the truth out about 9/11.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) filed a petition containing 52,000 signatures calling for a referendum on the creation of a New York City independent commission to begin an investigation with subpoena power. Unlike the first 9/11 Commission, this one will consider all of the evidence, including evidence for the use of explosives in bringing down the buildings.
This is what many of us have been working toward for years. With a new commission, our scientific evidence can be used to achieve real results.
Wednesday, July 8 2009 - In the Media
Bush, Obama and the court swooned for Saudi Money
July 8, 2009
U.S. relations with the Saudi royal family trumped the importance of the 3,000 murders on Sept. 11, 2001. That was the opinion of the U.S. State Department during the Bush years.
The Bush administration made the path as rocky as possible for the families who sued the Saudis. The families' lawsuit showed how the Saudis financed the lunatics who pulled off a mass murder on American soil in September 2001.
Barack Obama has followed that same Bush agenda.
But it took an intellectually lightweight U.S. Supreme Court to really send the important message to the Saudi royal family. That message: "We love your oil and need your money."
So even with the Supreme Court, it was all about our love affair with the Saudis when the court ruled that the families of 9/11 victims were not permitted to sue the royal family.
Wednesday, July 8 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Drills successful planting bombs in 10 buildings, including DHS offices: GAO
As Simuvac commented, over at 911blogger.com where this was picked up, "Might this be considered circumstantial evidence in response to the claim that bombs could not have been planted unnoticed in the WTC?" Indeed. See also "Live bomb smuggled into federal building in 27 seconds, then assembled in bathroom" rawstory.com/08/news/2009/07/08/investigators-smuggle-live-bomb/
GAO: Major Security Flaws at Federal Buildings
The police agency in charge of protecting thousands of federal buildings nationwide has failed to keep bomb-making materials out of several high-security facilities in the past year, according to Congressional testimony provided by Senate aides. In the past year, investigators successfully smuggled bomb-making materials into ten high-security federal buildings, constructed bombs and walked around the buildings undetected, exposing weaknesses in security provided by the Federal Protective Service.
More than one million government employees work in 9,000 facilities guarded by FPS around the country, including at least 350,000 in the Washington region. The revelations come as the Obama administration prepares to reorganize the agency in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, July 7 2009 - Other Important News
Deafening silence on London 7/7 bombings
Four years on, our thoughts today are with those still demanding answers about the London 7/7/05 training bombings.
06 July 2009
On the eve of the four year anniversary of the brutal bombings that took place on 7 July 2005 taking the lives of 52 innocent Londoners, the capital is silent, its media are neutered, the radio waves are quiet. Did this atrocity even take place? Why are we not talking about the biggest attack on London's security in recent memory?
The BBC ran a documentary on the "conspiracy" behind 7/7 trying to discredit the many theories that are being advocated that the British government may have been involved in the attacks, that Mossad was aware and therefore was able to move Netanyahu and other dignitaries away to safe areas at the time in London.
What is being forgotten here is the crux of the entire build up to the terrorist attacks and the aftermath.
Tuesday, July 7 2009 - Anthrax
UK weapons inspector who was found dead was writing expose: paper
By John Byrne
British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction at the time of his death in July 2003, according to a report published in a British newspaper.
Kelly's death -- said to have been a suicide -- has stirred controversy, as it came on the heels of testimony to the House of Commons about a memo which purported that Britain had "sexed up" a dossier on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. A Parliamentary inquiry ruled that the death had been suicide, though it also included testimony from a former British ambassador who quotes Kelly as having said, "I will probably be found dead in the woods" if Iraq were invaded.
The new report says Kelly had spoken with an Oxford publisher several times about a book.
"He had several discussions with a publisher in Oxford and was seeking advice on how far he could go without breaking the law on secrets," the UK Daily Express alleged.
Kelly's computers were seized in the wake of his death. He was a signatory to Britain's Official Secrets Act, which allows for the prosecution of those who talk to the press about state secrets and prescribes a more stringent framework for secrecy than in the United States.
Tuesday, July 7 2009 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Decoding Scheuer's Call for Osama to Kill More Americans
"War on Terror" advocates want civilians to die to justify "War on Terror"
The Corbett Report
6 July, 2009
CIA analyst Michael Scheuer's recent call for bin Laden to kill more Americans would be shocking if we hadn't already heard it dozens of times before from other "War on Terror" advocates. "It's an absurd situation," Scheuer told FOX News personality Glenn Beck on his program last week. "Only Osama can execute an attack that will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."
The comments have provoked much shock and outrage among pundits and websites like Jon Stewart and NewsHounds who may have considered him to be on their side. After all, he seemed to be a vociferous and effective critic of the neocons, having authored books like Imperial Hubris and having supported Ron Paul during the 2008 Presidential debates by asserting that 9/11 was merely blowback for American interventionism in the Middle East. With his latest comments, Scheuer is now relegated to the ignoble company of neocon shills like Stu Bykofsky of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who dreamed of another terrorist attack back in 2007 to rally people around the flag (and, presumably, George W. Bush) once again; Donald Rumsfeld, who complained in 2006 that the Bush regime was a victim of its own success in the "War on Terror" and that another terrorist attack was needed to remind people that the war was still necessary; and indeed the entire neocon establishment, who in their 2000 white paper Rebuilding America's Defenses called for "a catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor" to mobilize the public to get behind their goal of projecting American military influence around the globe for another century. Despite his surprisingly unhelpful attempt to clarify his remarks, Scheuer is now--like all of those who have said that terrorism is needed to bring about political support for their idea--a terrorist himself by very definition.
Monday, July 6 2009 - Other Important News
Cynthia McKinney arrives at JFK airport in NYC - 7/8 Interview
UPDATE 7/8/09: Cynthia is back in the US. Interview with DemocracyNow available online:
From DemocracyNow.org: Listen/Watch links here. Fmr. Congressmember Cynthia McKinney Back in U.S. After Being Detained and Deported from Israel - Former Congressmember Cynthia McKinney arrived back in the United States Tuesday following her deportation from Israel. McKinney was one of 21 activists seized by the Israeli military in international waters last week as they tried to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. We speak with McKiney and with filmmaker Adam Shapiro who was detained and deported as well.
Former Congressmember Cynthia McKinney arrived back in the United States Tuesday following her deportation from Israel. McKinney was one of 21 activists seized by the Israeli military in international waters last week as they tried to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Monday, July 6 2009 - Other Important News
Four Years Ago: The London 7/7 Bombings
Global Research brings to the attention of its readers key articles on the London July 7, 2005 bombings
Terror Drill: What Relationship to the Real Time Terror Attacks?
Wednesday, July 1 2009 - In the Media
Former CIA Employee Promotes Terrorism Against America on the "News"
Update 7/3/09: CNN reports on Jon Stewart reporting on Scheuer's insanity, in a classic Stewart analysis. Really. Watch the short clip.
July 2, 2009, at MediaMatters.org: CNN's Roberts says Scheuer's "major weapon" comment is "out there"
(From the July 2 edition of CNN's Campbell Brown):
Original story, picked up at 911blogger.com
Just another day for Glenn Beck;
"Glenn Beck nods and agrees with his guest Michael Scheuer [Ed.: 22-year CIA employee, "Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station (aka "Alec Station"), from 1996 to 1999, the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorist Center. He then worked again as Special Advisor to the Chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004." (Wikipedia)] that the only way to "save" the US (from illegal immigrants, of course) is for Osama bin Laden to succeed in detonating a weapon on American soil. Scheuer and Beck hit all the conservative buttons, from Mexicans to the mainstream media and the worst of all, Europeans. From the June 30th, 2009 Glenn Beck on Fox News."
Tuesday, June 30 2009 - Other Important News
Update: Cynthia McKinney Reportedly Taken Captive By Israeli Navy
Update 7/5/09: BREAKING NEWS: Israeli authorities deporting Cynthia McKinney
Update 7/2/09: Phone call from Cynthia, still imprisoned in Israel.
Below: 7/1/09 Update on kidnapped passengers, impounded boat, and the right for EVERYONE to see an attorney
Posted at GreenPartyWatch.org
Tuesday, June 30 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
9/11, Waterboarding, a Confession and the Iraq War
Enver Masud: 9/11, Waterboarding, a Confession and the Iraq War
Enver Masud was one of the speakers at a "Demand Accountability for Torture" rally, on June 25, 2009, in John Marshall Park, in Washington, D.C. He questioned how Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was" waterboarded 183 times by the CIA," and then confessed to being the "mastermind of 9/11," can get a "fair trial"in this country. Mr. Masud connected the dots between 9/11, the waterboarding of a detainee, a so-called "confession," and the Iraq War. Mr. Masud is the founder and CEO of "The Wisdom Fund" and the author of "The War on Islam."
Monday, June 29 2009 - Legal Response to 9/11
Supreme Court turns down 9/11 families' appeal "without comment", lets stand Saudi immunity
UPDATE 1: Statement by Counsel for the Family of John P. O'Neill in Response to U.S. Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear 9/11 Victims' Case Against Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Others (appended here)
UPDATE 2: In Response to the Supreme Court's Denial of The 9/11 Families' Petition for Writ of Certiorari--On Behalf of The 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism --(In Re: Thomas E. Burnett, Sr., et al. v. Al Baraka Investment & Development Corp., et al., Case No. 03-CV-9849 (GBD); In Re: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, 03 MDL 1570)
Court won't hear Sept. 11 claims vs. Saudi Arabia
June 29, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has refused to allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to pursue lawsuits against Saudi Arabia and four of its princes over charitable donations that were allegedly funneled to al-Qaida.
The court, in an order Monday, is leaving in place the ruling of a federal appeals court that the country and the princes are protected by sovereign immunity, which generally means that foreign countries can't be sued in American courts.
The Obama administration had angered some victims and families by urging the justices to pass up the case.
In their appeal, the more than 6,000 plaintiffs said the government's court brief filed in early June was an "apparent effort to appease a sometime ally" just before President Barack Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia.
Monday, June 29 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Interview with Founder of TruthAction.org, 11th of Every Month Campaign, Cosmos
On June 27th, 2009, Mark from Truth Action Ottawa interviewed Cosmos, founder of the international 11th Of Every Month Campaign and the truthaction.org website. The hour-long conversation covers a wide range of topics relating to 9/11 activism and celebrates the upcoming July 11th actions, which will be the 30th since the campaign began.
Sunday, June 28 2009 - Get Involved
NYC CAN Files Petition
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now filed a petition containing 52,000 signatures calling for a referendum on the creation of a New York City independent commission to investigate the events of September 11, 2001.
9/11 Family Members Maureen Hunt and Manny Badillo, and First Responders Charlie Giles of the Feal Good Foundation and Bill Gleason of the World Trade Center Rescuers Foundation arrived at the City Clerk's office to deliver the petition and speak on behalf of all the proud and concerned citizens who deserve an unbiased, nonpolitical investigation of the tragedy that has affected us so deeply.
Thank you for getting us this far! City Council now has until August 24 to approve the placement of the referendum on the November 3 ballot. As hundreds more 9/11 family members, first responders and survivors join NYC CAN's campaign for a new investigation, lobbying their council members to support the petition, our chances grow.
Sunday, June 28 2009 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Obama contemplates Executive Order for detention without charges
Commentary on White House "trial balloon" news from WaPo by former constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York ...
by Glenn Greenwald
Anonymous trial balloon articles like this one are difficult to comment on because it's obviously designed to announce that a certain policy is being considered before it's actually written, and so none of the key details is known. Would Obama's new detention powers apply only to current "War on Terror" prisoners at places like Guantanamo and Bagram, or would they also apply to future, not-yet-abducted detainees as well? Would these powers apply to detainees picked up anywhere in the world, far away from "war zones"? Would there be any judicial review or other meaningful oversight provisions so that -- even in theory -- this was something other than the unilateral, unchecked presidential power to detain indefinitely without charges? None of these important details is known (though the article notes that, under one White House proposal, "ongoing detention would be subject to annual presidential review"; the Emperor, sitting alone, will decree once a year whether they must remain in a cage).
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