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More 9/11 Fearmongering: "Huge New York Rehearsal for Next Terror Attack"

AFP: Monday May 17, 2009

"Huge New York Rehearsal for Next Terror Attack"

Hundreds of firefighters and police swarmed Ground Zero Sunday, the site where the World Trade Center once stood, in the largest security exercise here since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

As part of an elaborate dress rehearsal for a possible future terror strike, rescue workers exploded simulated bombs in a commuter train tunnel linking Manhattan to neighboring New Jersey, burrowed beneath the Hudson River.

"Full-scale exercises like today's give us an opportunity to practice how to integrate the vast response resources available in New York City and establish a command structure under the Citywide Incident Management System," said Joseph Bruno, commissioner at the city's Office of Emergency Management.

As the tunnel filled with smoke, scores of firefighters wearing oxygen masks practiced maneuvers to rescue some 700 to 800 passengers -- the number who might be expected to become stranded along the vital commuter line in the event of a real disaster.

Information Relevant to Naomi Klein's book The Shock Doctrine

Naomi Klein's recent book The Shock Doctrine is an excellent account of how disater capitalism works, particularly in the aftermath of the attacks of 911 and hurricane Katrina. However, it only focuses on part of the story - after the disaster. As such, when asked in a recent interview if she believed that the benefactors of "shock and awe" campaigns in the aftermath of such disasters could possibly have also had a hand in orchestrating them her response was that she is "not a conspiracy theorist." I respect her work very much thus I sent this email to her publicist in the hopes that she will have the courage to consider the rest of the story - before the disasters. At the very least, for both 911 and Katrina, numerous warnings to government officials were ignored leaving the public woefully unprepared and ill-equiped to protect themselves. I'm posting this letter in the hopes that others will ask public figures to be accountable for the information they give and continue to educate themselves when given an opportunity to do so.
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Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IwPueUfW94

Toronto Showing of 9/11 Mysteries and Guest Discussions with Barrie Zwicker, Graeme MacQueen, and Michael Keefer

Globaloutlook.ca, 911inquiry.org, and Toronto911truth.ca showed "911 Mysteries" at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto Thursday June 14th at 7:00pm. Speakers included Barrie Zwicker, Graeme MacQueen and Michael Keefer, with a turnout of about 165 people. Great discussions with these fantastic speakers and other 9/11 activists after the event at Laila's across the street. Thank you and kudos to the organizers for all of their hard work, especially Mike Cogan. Here's a picture of Barrie and me. :)