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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.
Since there were some problems with visitors using Firefox not being able to play the streaming version, I've uploaded it to blip.tv. It should be viewable for everyone now.
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 archive.org page to watch it there.)
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:
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.
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.
Just found this in the archive.org 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:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PBXMNIMW (this is an interlaced, NTSC, 480x480 MPEG2)
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:
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).
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:
Apparently this was broadcast on a local Dutch TV station, RTV Rijnmond on 9/11 this year.
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.
I managed to capture NIST's video and upload it to YouTube. The video can be found on NIST's website here:
The source file (.FLV) can be downloaded here:
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
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"
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: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/conspiracy_files/7330169.stm
Diane Albritton called the CIA for suspicious behaviour of 9/11 hijacker Waleed Alshehri, CIA took no action
Diane Albritton called the CIA for suspicious behaviour of 9/11 hijacker Waleed Alshehri but the CIA took no action.
"Diane Albritton was so concerned with what was happening inside the home on 502 Orange street, she called the CIA. Why was she suspicious?.- The odd coming and goings, different rental cars, the odd-looking people that came and went."
Woman called CIA for 9/11 hijacker, ABC, 17:00, 9/13
Lt. Robert Madeiros of the Arlington Police was on the scene of the Pentagon within minutes after the incident on 9/11. In this press conference on 9/13 he describes not seeing any pieces of any plane.
"I couldn't believe what happened. And they said it was a plane but i didn't see any pieces of any plane. I couldn't believe that a plane hit the building".
Lt. Robert Medairos didn't see any pieces, ABC, 15:25, 9/13
WTC dust contains steel, ABC, 19:35, 9/13
Browsing through the 9/11 archive i found some very interesting clips. They describe incidents on 9/11 and 9/13 with regards to alleged foiled hijacking attempts. The latest report speaks of four men and a woman and five men who tried to board airplanes at JFK and LaGuardia on 9/13 with fake ID's, knives and pilot certificates who were arrested. Also there's a report about a possible 5th group of hijackers on United Flight 23 on 9/11 itself.
Why did these stories disappear, and what happened to the suspects. That's what i would like to know.
I did not have time yet to check all the streaming footage at the 9/11 archive (this is just from ABC and NBC), so there might still be more info out there: http://www.archive.org/details/sept_11_tv_archive
Visit my YouTube channel for more rare 9/11 related footage: http://www.youtube.com/11septembervideos
This was broadcasted yesterday (may 1st 2008) on Dutch television, RTL, 22:40.
This CCTV footage was shown during a trial against the suspected accomplices of the alleged suicide bombers.
Original link (click 'Bekijk de Beelden")
This was broadcasted yesterday on Belgian Public Television channel Eén, in the programme "Koppen"
Omar Bin Laden, Osama's Son speaks:
"Last time i saw my father on TV, he looked like my father...but sometimes...something very strange...makes you feel difficult to believe this is the same person as your father. ... Maybe they made a copy of my father and say he says this or he says that"
The complete item can be viewed here.
Maybe I missed it and this was posted before but i found it very funny.
NIST has released a supplement to there FAQ's today:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - Supplement (December 14, 2007)
Since the release of the Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers in October 2005, NIST has received many questions from interested readers curious about NIST’s findings and the technical basis for them. The complexity of the investigation and the length of the final report (including all of the supporting volumes) have made understanding of the investigation a challenge for many interested readers. In response, NIST has prepared simplified answers to the most frequently asked questions.
I hope you like it.
"like the worst electrical fire ever imaginable"
WTC witness, smells like electrical fire, NBC, 9/11, 21:21
How does an electrical fire smell? And how does burned thermite for example?
Don Dahler: "I do know that one of the towers had a major elevator that went all the way to the top that was malfunctioning and has been malfunctioning for at least a month. They were having a lot of trouble with that"
Don Dahler, elevator malfunction, ABC 9/11 11:47
Also check out my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/11septembervideos
Most of these (but not all) have been posted by me and others in the last months. However, the research community doesn't seem to pick up on them (please point them to this blog). I still read claims, for instance, that the fires did not cause windows to break (it did). The long straight gash in WTC7 is not discussed on any website about WTC7 (except for debunking sites). The Steve Spak footage which shows the south side of WTC7 has hardly been discussed at all.
Links are included to high quality versions of the footage for those who want to use it in a film/documentary/presentation. All footage (except Spak's) can be verified in the 9/11 TV archive: http://www.archive.org/details/sept_11_tv_archive
NBC 9/11 16:49
High quality AVI: http://www.mediafire.com/?8fmy9ezlwzy (the original mpeg went corrupt)
One of the arguments that debunkers like to repeat over and over is that controlled demolitions always start from the bottom of a building. I guess this means that the video below does not show a controlled demolition.
They gave him a pretty fair coverage. Ratings show that it was watched by 690.000 people. It was shot in July, during Williams visit to Amsterdam for the Last Man Out tour.
This shows how easy it is to fake an Osama video.