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An Update from Canada: Controversial ReThink911 Canadian Tour Draws Mainstream News Coverage

Written by AE911Truth Staff

Megan Laslie MP controversy

MP Megan Leslie, member of Canadian Parliament and the Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party, came under attack for her community events web page, which included a mention of AE911Truth and Richard Gage, specifically his lecture in Halifax

Since the advent of the first ReThink911 campaign last fall, there has been a sea change in the media’s response to skepticism about the official account of 9/11.

This is nowhere more apparent than in the generally neutral character of mainstream media coverage of Richard Gage's Canadian tour. Here’s a recap of the coverage to date:

CBC in Prince George interviewed event coordinator Bev Collins, followed by Victoria's leading radio station, CFAX1070, hosting local engineer Werner Simbeck and Gage tour organizer David Long for 25 minutes.

The Vancouver event was very well covered in two issues of the popular alternative monthly Common Ground, and in Canada's largest urban weekly, the Georgia Straight.

In Winnipeg CKUW 95.9 FM  discussed a breakthrough in 9/11 evidence in 2014, and Toronto`s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, covered the ReThink911 video ads in the Toronto subway showing the collapse of WTC7 – reporting the group's belief in controlled demolition as the cause.

Further objective coverage of the subway ads titled "Controlled demolition?" appeared in Toronto Life, popular Newstalk 1010, and Conscious Life News.

Mainstream Global TV News Hour gave 30 seconds of matter-of-fact coverage to the subway ads the day before Gage spoke in Toronto.

Montreal`s CJAD 800 AM`s Tommy Schnurmacher provided investigative reporting of the evidence, and Montreal.tv advertized the McGill multimedia presentation, and included a segment from the 2012 PBS hit, "9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out."

Newfoundland's VOCM Backtalk held a lively interview with Gage as well.

Remembering ‘Operation Paperclip,’ when national security trumped ethical concern

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/operation-paperclip-national-security-trumped-ethical-concern/

Published on Mar 31, 2014

After World War II, the government recruited dedicated Nazis — the scientists behind Hitler's formidable war machine — to come to the U.S. to protect American interests during the Cold War. Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist Annie Jacobsen about her new book, "Operation Paperclip," which sheds light on this veiled national security program and confronts the moral conundrum of whitewashing the past.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Schreiber

Operation Paperclip: The tight-knit relationship between the United States and the Nazis after World War II, including the wholesale continuation of the Nazi Eastern Front Intelligence Unit, known as the Gehlen Organization
http://www.thepeopleshistory.net/2014/03/operation-paperclip-and-gehlen.html

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Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels. Part 1 of 2

 

"In April, 2013, a savage attack is unleashed at the Boston Marathon, disrupting an iconic American event. Innocent people lose limbs and lives, America is traumatized anew, and a large American city is “locked down” while normal processes and procedures are abandoned. We are told that Tsarnaev and his younger brother are responsible for all this–and for the cold-blooded execution of a campus police officer several days later.

Yet our sense of certainty that the Tsarnaevs did this—and did it alone without America’s security apparatus knowing a thing—is actually dependent largely on the say-so of one person, one witness. While we’ve been told that authorities have definitive proof, including a video showing the brothers leaving the backpack with the bomb, we’ve never actually seen it.

Thus, the problems we have uncovered with the witness’s testimony (as represented by law enforcement) now raise questions about almost everything concerning what has been described as the largest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11".

COINTELPRO: The FBI's Domestic War

COINTELPRO: The FBI's domestic war against activists. Part I: The Fred Hampton Assassination, Subverting the Black Panthers, and Harassing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.thepeopleshistory.net/2014/03/cointelpro-fbis-domestic-war.html

"Between 1965 and 1975, the FBI opened more than 500,000 intelligence files on more than one million Americans, according to a Congressional report.... Among the Bureau's targets: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, anti-Vietnam War Groups, and the underground press." - Center for Investigative Reporting1

"Purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt the BPP [Black Panther Party] and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge." - J. Edgar Hoover2

J. Edgar Hoover issued directives for COINTELPRO, a codename for Counter Intelligence Program, in 1956. The original intent was to monitor the Communist Party USA but quickly expanded its scope to infiltrate and marginalize a variety of groups such as the American Indian Movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Black Panthers, as well as targeting high profile individuals such as Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The FBI's stated motivation was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order."3 (Emphasis added). They used harassment, wiretapping, psychological warfare, propaganda, and assassinations among other techniques to achieve their goals.

It’s NOT Too Late to Try Bush, Cheney and Obama for War Crimes

We Can Still Prosecute …

Many argue that the statute of limitations on Bush and Cheney’s crimes of lying us into the Iraq war and torture have all run … so it is too late to prosecute them.

However, the United States War Crimes Act of 1996, a federal statute set forth at 18 U.S.C. § 2441, makes it a federal crime for any U.S. national, whether military or civilian, to violate the Geneva Convention by engaging in murder, torture, or inhuman treatment.

The statute applies not only to those who carry out the acts, but also to those who ORDER IT, know about it, or fail to take steps to stop it. The statute applies to everyone, no matter how high and mighty.

18 U.S.C. § 2441 has no statute of limitations, which means that a war crimes complaint can be filed at any time.

The penalty may be life imprisonment or — if a single prisoner dies due to torture — death. Given that there are numerous, documented cases of prisoners being tortured to death by U.S. soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that means that the death penalty would be appropriate for anyone found guilty of carrying out, ordering, or sanctioning such conduct.

The Military Commissions Act of 2006 limited the applicability of the War Crimes Act, but still made the following unlawful:  torture, cruel or inhumane treatment, murder, mutilation or maiming, intentionally causing serious bodily harm, rape, sexual assault or abuse.

War Crimes By the Bush Administration

Turkey's Insane False Flag Plot to Start a War with Syria | Weapons of Mass Distraction- Mar 28, 2014

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Turkey's Insane False Flag Plot to Start a War with Syria | Weapons of Mass Distraction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBk0HGfI_wM#t=132

Turkey's Insane False Flag Plot to Start a War with Syria | Weapons of Mass Distraction
breakingtheset

Published on Mar 28, 2014

Abby Martin talks about a leaked conversation between Turkish officials discussing a planned false flag operation to justify starting a war with Syria.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Interview : Ukraine, Neocons and Armageddon

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Interview

Interview published 27 March 2014

MP3 and Link to Show Notes: http://themindrenewed.com/interviews/2014/451-int-47

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy) returns to the programme for a detailed analysis of the crisis in Ukraine, and an assessment of the Western propaganda war being waged against Russia.

Setting the discussion in the context of decades of US imperialism, and identifying the current crisis as largely agitated by Washington through its NGOs, Dr. Roberts reveals how Ukraine fits into the neocon game plan for world hegemony. But, as he explains, this insane goal for a nuclear "checkmate" by Washington against its geopolitical opponents on The Grand Chess Board is reckless in the extreme; for just like WWI, it could spiral out of control, but unlike WWI, it could lead to Armageddon.

Image source: "Obama Putin Faceoff - Caricatures" by DonkeyHotey on Flickr (CC BY 2.0); cropped, re-sized

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Dick Cheney denies war criminal allegations at KPU event

Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuted accusations that he is a war criminal during his speech to students and members of the AU community in Bender Arena on March 28. The Kennedy Political Union hosted Cheney as part of a stream of speakers coming to campus.

“If I would have to do it all over again, I would,” Cheney said. “The results speak for themselves.”

http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2014/03/dick-cheney-denies-war-criminal-allegations-at-kpu-event

The Unknown Known: Errol Morris’ Tackles Unrepentant Donald Rumsfeld

 

Somehow, I don't think audiences are going to get an on camera confession from Rummy about 9/11 not happening the way it was told/sold the way Robert Mcnamara cleared his conscience(sorta) in Mr. Morris fantastic "Fog of War". My feeling is that Donald Rumsfeld is 3 times the psychopath Mcnamara is , and will happily go to his grave covering up his real knowledge about what when down in 2001. Case in point...

ERROL MORRIS: How do you think that they got away with 9/11? It seems amazing, in retrospect.

DONALD RUMSFELD: Everything seems amazing in retrospect.

Stuff happens. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They’re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And you have to pick and choose. Well, to the extent you pick and choose and you’re wrong, the penalty can be enormous.

Subject, unknown knowns. That is to say, things that you think you know, that it turns out you did not.

and this..

AMY GOODMAN: What most shocked you in your 33 hours of conversation with Donald Rumsfeld?

BASE Jumpers Caught After Parachuting off New York Freedom Tower

Shayna Jacobs, Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore of the New York Daily News report that Andrew Rossig, James Brady, Kyle Hartwell and Marco Markovich will be charged with burglary and possibly other crimes for sneaking past security measures and jumping off the roof of the 105-floor tower in the early morning of September 30, 2013. The roof level is 1,368 feet high.

According to the report, three of the men jumped while Hartwell acted as a lookout on the ground. The jumpers documented their feat with GoPro cameras and, after a successful jump, posted the footage to YouTube.

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2005065-base-jumpers-caught-after-parachuting-off-new-york-freedom-tower

Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Convicted In NYC Terror Trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

The verdict came after about six hours of deliberation over two days in the case against Kuwaiti imam.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/26/osama-bin-laden-son-in-law_n_5036249.html