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7/7 Memory Holes in the Floor

On 7/7, a reminder of this startling memory-holed article about Bruce Lait from the Cambridge News:

http://operation-mockingbird.blogspot.com/2008/05/journalists-and-7-july-london-bombs.html

"The policeman said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag," he said."

And then there is this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5050372.stm

"John was injured in the explosion in his carriage and describes how he and another passenger called Jason tried to help a man called Stan who was trapped in a hole in the floor.

The metal all around it [the hole] was all jagged and bent from the explosion. Parts of the metal were covered in blood."

The modus operandi:
http://tinyurl.com/56gka9

"Is there balm in Gilead? Tell me truly, I implore"

So the lid of "incompetence" is banged desperately down on the "botched" investigation into what even the corporate media cannot deny was an unprecedented false-flag WMD attack on the US Congress and the media itself commenced within a week of 9/11.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5276220
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121478249006714421.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

The Wall Street Journal reminds us that "9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told a military tribunal he was "directly in charge" of "managing and following up on the Cell for the Production of Biological Weapons, such as anthrax and others", and concludes that "this fiasco shows the limits of bureaucratic law enforcement in fighting terror."

But as the neocon media assets strain to disguise an obvious cover-up as the need to remove more "gloves", there remains the ineradicable stench of another "coincidence" involving one Lt. Col. Philip Zack.

http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2002/01/26/assaad/index.html

Retouching History

On her June 4 program Diane Rehm's guest was ExpressJet pilot Lynn Spencer promoting her "inside" account of the purported 9/11 FAA/NORAD Keystone Cops debacle, "Touching History".

http://wamu.org/programs/dr/08/06/04.php#20305

http://www.amazon.com/Touching-History-Untold-Unfolded-America/dp/1400107601

In the course of selling her book and the (latest) official narrative, Spencer nervously contradicted herself and repeated various breathtakingly false, easily-dismissed assertions about the aerial events of 9/11.

Incredibly, she echoed Rice's perjury that "no one had ever imagined terrorists using airliners as missiles", apparently unaware that even USA Today reported in 2004 that NORAD had conducted exercises based on this scenario, specifying targets including the World Trade Center.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-04-18-norad_x.htm

The Darkest Alliance

We have crossed an awful threshold. The leaders of the "free world" have admitted--after years of denials and scapegoating of "bad apples"--to authorizing torture. They have admitted they are war criminals. And still impeachment hearings have not begun.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=4631535
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/LawPolitics/comments?type=story&id=4635175

Now they have said it to our faces. What are we going to do about it?

Gary Webb refused to be complicit. For his courage, the Mockingbird character assassins remembered him with this hit-piece of an obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/13/obituaries/13webb.html

After the 2004 election, five weeks before his "suicide", he called out the American people for their apathy and moral cowardice.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3977503.stm

"What this election tells me, unfortunately, is that it doesn't matter to most Americans if their government lies to them repeatedly.

They no longer care if their leaders erode their civil liberties, push this country further towards a police state, or shroud their actions in additional layers of official secrecy.

Cloverfield 9/11 propaganda

The virally-hyped Paramount movie Cloverfield opens nationwide today.

It seems to accomplish several psychological effects with regard to 9/11 and the "War on Terror":

1) Revives imagery and visceral fear of 9/11. Cam-corder style intensifies and personalizes the effect.

2) Reinforces sense of implacable, "alien" evil threat--complete with totemic "decapitation" of the Statue of Liberty and venomous "parasites" that attack without warning.

3) Showcases latest military hardware (eg. F-22) and tactics (notably urban warfare), and portrays the Pentagon as savior.

4) Introduces use of nuclear weapons (even on US soil) as a hypothetically necessary option.

Pretending to oppose "exploitation", FOX has already used it as an opportunity to evoke 9/11 and display a 9/11 victim's mother.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8ovbOCBqg0

Time is promoting it with a heavy hand:

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1704356,00.html

"We wanted to let people live through their wildest fears but be in a safe place where the enemy is the size of a skyscraper instead of some stateless, unseen cowardly terrorist."

Open Letter to John Conyers

Honorable John Conyers
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee

Chairman Conyers:

I write to urge your immediate action on House Resolution 799, Articles of Impeachment against Vice President Cheney. Abundant evidence already in the public domain indicates he has violated his Oath of Office and is guilty of "high crimes" against the Constitution of the United States.

In addition to the three articles authored by Rep. Kucinich, Vice President Cheney must be investigated for (Article IV) his well-documented role in authorizing the use of torture against "enemy combatants"--including US citizens--in violation of US and International Law http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/11/20/torture/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/11/18/torture.vp/index.html , and (Article V) his evident false testimony to the 9/11 Commission regarding his actions on September 11, 2001, as revealed by the testimony of Norman Mineta before the 9/11 Commission archived here:
http://www.9-11commission.gov/archive/hearing2/9-11Commission_Hearing_2003-05-23.htm

Movers and Shakers: Another Report of the "White Van"

As John Doraemi makes clear in this excellent analysis
http://crimesofthestate.blogspot.com/2007/09/corroborating-orwell-van-full-of.html
there were at least two "vans" stopped, searched and seized in New Jersey on 9/11, resulting in the apprehension of at least seven suspects.

The first van, associated with the "dancing Israelis" seen filming the North Tower strike in Liberty State Park, was stopped "on Route 3 in East Rutherford around 4:30 p.m."
http://web.archive.org/web/20011108025936/http://www.bergen.com/news/2bombvan200109125.htm

A second van was stopped on or near the George Washington Bridge several hours later. CNN's Deborah Feverick cited "two sources" claiming that "law enforcers found tons of explosives" inside this vehicle. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0109/11/se.04.html Dan Rather and the Jerusalem Post echoed this report.

Two events, miles and hours apart.

Now consider the Port Authority Police Department Reports, Group 2, pg. 52.
http://www.thememoryhole.org/911/pa-transcripts/pa-police-reports02.pdf

Signs and Wonders

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/nyregion/20050812_WTC_GRAPHIC/9110048.PDF

In her WTC Task Force interview of October 11, 2001, EMT Patricia Ondrovic details her harrowing experience in lower Manhattan on 9/11. Her narrative includes on pg. 7 this curious passage:

“As I was running north in this park, and then I could start seeing again a little bit, and I just kept looking in the sky. Cause the captain was saying there's another plane heading in our direction, I was looking for another plane. I saw something in the sky, it was a plane, but it was way out. It looked like it was over Jersey or something, then it wasn't there anymore. I saw a small fireball, and it was gone. I saw two other planes. One came in one way, and the other came in the other way, and there was a plane in the middle that was way far off in the distance. Then the plane in the middle just disappeared into a little fire ball. It looked like the size of a golf ball from where I could see it. And the other two planes veered off into opposite directions. I just kept on running north. About fifteen blocks later, I had no idea that that was just the first tower that had come down.”

What If

A common argument against demolition of the WTC towers as psychological operation is that it would have been needless overkill--that the images of impact, smoking towers and jumpers would have been sufficient conditioning for the public mind to justify all that followed.

This grossly overlooked essay by Tom Engelhardt provides an answer. Engelhardt (who quickly innoculates himself against "conspiracy theorists" in the second sentence) goes as far as his Nation Institute leash will allow, yet manages to articulate the psychological necessity for CD, while dropping other hints along the way (anthrax blackout, Hollywood "Pearl Harbor" effect).

If 9/11 was primarily an "insider" psyop, the WTC demolitions were not senseless. Given the "target audience", they were essential.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/118775/9_11_an_explosion_out_of_the_towering_inferno_

The Rising

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/04/60minutes/main3330463.shtml

"Well, I think that we've seen things happen over the past six years that I don't think anybody ever thought they'd ever see in the United States. When people think of the American identity, they don't think of torture. They don't think of illegal wiretapping. They don't think of voter suppression. They don't think of no habeas corpus. No right to a lawyer … you know. Those are things that are anti-American."

"It's unpatriotic at any given moment to sit back and let things pass that are damaging to some place that you love so dearly. And that has given me so much. And that I believe in, I still feel and see us as a beacon of hope and possibility."

Instant Revisionism: John King Sanitizes Bush on WTC1 Hit

Is there a telling discrepancy in the CNN transcript of the December 4, 2001 Town Hall Meeting? As most of us know, in response to a question from a boy in the audience, Bush says this:

Well, Jordan (ph), you're not going to believe what state I was in when I heard about the terrorist attack. I was in Florida. And my chief of staff, Andy Card -- actually I was in a classroom talking about a reading program that works. And I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower -- the TV was obviously on, and I use to fly myself, and I said, "There's one terrible pilot." And I said, "It must have been a horrible accident."

But I was whisked off there -- I didn't have much time to think about it, and I was sitting in the classroom, and Andy Card, my chief who was sitting over here walked in and said, "A second plane has hit the tower. America's under attack."

For some reason, CNN Senior White House Correspondent John King, who according to Wolf Blitzer is "on the scene", singles out the exchange for comment, but summarizes it like this:

None So Blind (a lament)

Consider this from Tom Breidenbach:

http://abdielsroom.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

None So Blind (a lament)

“The bigger the lie, therefore, the likelier it is to be believed.”
—Adolph Hitler

Liberal commentators regularly assert they “just can’t,” “won’t” or that they “simply refuse to believe” IX XI could have been an inside job . Yet such irrational and emotive statements merely confirm the cognitive impairment of their speaker. It is a firm matter of historical record that governments, very much including our own, have planned and executed horrendous, even murderous acts of deceit in the past, including ones against their own people. Denying this would be denying the dynamics of power as they’ve been understood since remote antiquity, and those who decry even the possibility that IX XI was an inside job (in spite of the vast array of evidence as well as eminent expert, professional, and military opinion clearly indicating it was) are stretching an already tenuous appeal to American Exceptionalism, the fallacy that “it could never happen here.”

A Quiz for the Incurious

 

1)     What was recorded by AA77’s cockpit voice recorder in the final 30 minutes of flight?

 

2)     What startling information was recovered from the 4 black boxes of AA11 and UA175?

Surprise! Wolfowitz as Prophet

We are blessed to have men of such vision in high places.

Here he addresses the West Point graduating class in June 2001:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bf6197a44d

Rumsfeld was similarly prescient:
http://www.mujca.com/meyerreview.htm

Quote:
"[Meyer calls] attention to Donald Rumsfeld's bizarre Pearl-Harbor-propaganda campaign that had begun even before the Bush Administration took office. Rumsfeld spent 2000 and 2001 carrying around extra copies of Roberta Wohlstetter's Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, praising the book to the skies, and offering free copies to all and sundry. Wohlstetter's book, while it ostensibly supports the official myth that Pearl Harbor was a perfidious surprise attack, includes enough information to the contrary to enlighten the discerning reader to the unspeakable but implicitly acknowledged truth: The Roosevelt Administration provoked the attacks, knew they were coming, and left thousands of sailors in harm's way as an offering to the gods of war. Wohlstetter's book is a perfect illustration of neocon doublespeak: Tell a vivid, simplistic, emotionally-charged lie to the masses ('Perfidious surprise attack! Heroic purple-fury response!') yet include as a subtle subtext the unspeakable truth that only the elite are smart enough to discern and strong enough to handle: 'Roosevelt sacrificed thousands of American lives to the greater good of getting the US into the war."

The Ghost in the Machines

The Ghost in the Machines: The Mystery of the WTC Hard Drive Recoveries

by Michael Fury

Many are aware of the surge in put options purchased on American and United Airlines as well as several major tenants of the WTC in the days preceding 9/11, purchases the 9/11 Commission Report waves away in a footnote on pg. 499 as “having no connection with 9/11", explaining that a “single U.S.-based institutional investor with no conceivable ties to al Qaeda purchased 95 percent of the UAL puts on September 6." This investor has not been identified. Nonetheless, as a National Review contributor put it on 7/26/04, “on September 10, 2001, somebody, somewhere, was very, very bearish about AMR's near-term prospects.” “And for executing options orders of the magnitude of early September, one would require the services of a major institutional broker — you try inputting "Buy 4,500 AMR October Puts" on E*Trade without getting a quizzical call from the broker. That kind of access would have been far beyond the means of anyone who could possibly have known in advance of the attacks.” (Curiously, despite the Commission’s dismissal of 9/11 insider trading, this “myth” informs the premise of the recent James Bond film Casino Royale.)