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Dutch authorities: Underwear bomber did not contact accomplices in Schiphol Airport

Although the statements are not (yet) definiteve, since the investigation is till running, Dutch authorities are already denying that the underwear bomber had contact with possible accomplices at Schiphol Airport. The Dutch media have been absolutely silent about the 'sharp-dressed man' as reported by Kurt Haskell and his wife so this comes as no surprise.

Here's my translation of a press report that was just released by ANP (a large Dutch press agency).

'Nigerian already in possesion of explosives'

HAARLEM - The Nigerian man who tried to commit a terrorist attack on Christmas Day in an airplane flying from Schiphol to Detroit, is thought to have been carrying the explosives already when he arrived on Schiphol on a flight from Lagos (Nigeria).

So far it's thought that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab did not have any contact with possible accomplices in the Dutch airport. (emphasis mine)

The Public Proscecutor in Haarlem stated that these are the provisional results of the investigation of the Military and National Police.

Two groups of 'hijackers' arrested on September 13th 2001

Almost 1.5 years ago I posted some news footage clips concerning multiple arrests at JFK and LaGuardia 9/13. Here's a 'new' one I found that spells it out more clearly than all the others combined. Partial transcript below the fold.

Between the Lies on

Since there were some problems with visitors using Firefox not being able to play the streaming version, I've uploaded it to It should be viewable for everyone now.

Between the Lies (2009) - full length film

Composed almost entirely of news broadcasts from 9/11, 9/12 and 9/13, this film shows the media lies that stuck with the public and more importantly, the truths that were quickly forgotten. Downloadable versions available below the fold.

(You need Internet Explorer to watch the streaming version. So if you don't see the player in Firefox, please use another browser or visit the page to watch it there.)

NYC CAN welcomes foreign donations

Yesterday i asked, in reply to the blog about NYC CAN obtaining 40,000 signatures, if they would allow donations from non-US citizens. Also, SnowCrash asked if they could put up their bank info to allow people to wire transfer donations. Since nobody replied I decided to email NYC CAN and received this reply:

Hi [......],
Yes, anyone is allowed to donate. The effects of 9/11 have been felt worldwide, and hundreds of non-US citizens were murdered on that day, so we don't care what the media says about non-US citizens donating.
I would have to consult other people before deciding to put our bank info on the website. I have no knowledge of the subject, but it seems like it could be a security issue. So far we've not had any trouble with paypal.
Thanks for your support.
Best Regards,
Ted Walter

Go here to donate.

It might be worth pointing out that you can pay with a creditcard through PayPal without having to have or set up a PayPal account.

Piece of debris with part number, CNN, 9/12, 01:10

Just found this in the mpeg's, clear footage of what appears to be a plane part with an identifiable number. I remember having seen this once before, but the quality of this new version is undoubtly much better.

An original, not reencoded cut from the original file can be downloaded from here: (this is an interlaced, NTSC, 480x480 MPEG2)

The Devil's Advocate (with english subtitles)

As was posted a few days ago, Bin Laden was found not guilty by a 5 person civil jury in the Dutch TV show 'The Devil's Advocate'. Here's the show.

It's in four parts:

Angled cut column explained.

The photo with the angled cut column has somehow taken on an almost mythical status amongst some people in the 9/11 movement. In this short video I explain that it's not evidence of thermite and how it could very well have been done by cleanup crews with a thermic lance.

So, let's look at some real evidence of explosives on the core columns. Gordon Ross' theory, in which concussion charges are placed against the welds of the thickest core columns, explains exactly what we see in the pile; column ends that are bent, broken and exploded. You can watch his presentation on YouTube (part 1, part 2, part 3).

Convar and the hard disks recovered from Ground Zero

I found these two clips on the site of the german company Convar, which was given the task of recovering the data from hard disks salvaged from Ground Zero. I have subtitled and uploaded them to YouTube for your convenience.

Convar, WTC hard disks (subtitled) Heute Journal, 3/11/2002

Convar WTC hard disks (subtitled), Galileo, 1/16/2002

This last clip is from the 9/11 episode of the dutch program 'Zembla' in which a spokesperson for Convar confirms their previous statements about insider trading:

Dutch WTC witness questions official 9/11 account

Apparently this was broadcast on a local Dutch TV station, RTV Rijnmond on 9/11 this year.

NIST's WTC7 collapse models: some observations

A few days ago I posted a graphic from NIST's latest WTC7 report that depicts the exterior buckling after global collapse initiation. In no way does it resemble how the structure actually looks when it imploded. I had not noticed that this was the model for the scenario without debris impact damage. You see, NIST actually has models for the scenario without debris impact damage and for the scenario with their best estimated impact damage (the damage to the south side). They conclude that the building would also have collapsed without any impact damage.

So I checked the report for their modeling of the exterior buckling with the best estimated impact damage; the model of what actually happened. It's there but there is something missing: the top 23 floors are not shown and the north side is not shown; the side that can actually be seen in the videos and photographs of the collapse.

Without damage
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James Woolsey fingering Iraq on 9/12

While the whole world was fingering Osama, Woolsey was trying to make the world believe Iraq was behind the attacks.

James Woolsey, Iraq again, NBC, 22:26, 9/12

James Woolsey, fingering Iraq again, ABC, 13;49, 9/12

James Woolsey, fingering Iraq, ABC, 00:19, 9/12

James Woolsey fingering Iraq, CNN, 06:53, 9/13

Can you believe we fell for this?

Bush phone call Giuliani & Pataki, ABC, 10:59, 9/13

Bush press conference, ABC, 11:06, 9/13

"First let me condition the press this way. Any sources and methods of intelligence will remain guarded in secret. My administration will not talk about how we gather intelligence, if we gather intelligence and what the intelligence says. That's for the protection of the American people. It is important as we battle this enemy"

BBC to broadcast "The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 - The Third Tower" on July 6th

I'm very curious, the preview doesn't look too bad.

The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 - The Third Tower
Sunday, 6, July, 2008
2100 BST, BBC Two

The 47-storey tower collapsed seven hours after the Twin Towers and it has become the subject of heated speculation and a host of conspiracy theories which suggest it was brought down by a controlled demolition.

Nearly seven years on, the final official report on the World Trade Centre is due to be published in July.

Official investigators are expected to conclude that fire caused the collapse of this third tower at the World Trade Centre. But that makes this the first and only skyscraper in the world to collapse solely due to fire.

The Conspiracy Files explores many unanswered questions to try to find out what really happened, and why some people think there was a sinister plot to destroy the building.

Watch a preview of the programme here: