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Jeffrey Goldberg: Do you think al-Qaeda is planning an "October surprise," an attack on an American target, here or overseas, in order to influence the election?
Steve Coll: AQ leaders, maybe because they spend a lot of time trapped and bored in safehouses, seem to be obsessed with calendars. They like anniversaries and they pay attention to elections abroad. So I'm sure they have the American election in mind. My last well-sourced conversation is a few weeks dated, but last I checked the US intel system was very quiet in terms of "chatter" or other indicators of any attack in the U.S. What seems more likely are more attacks against US-affiliated targets in the Pak-Afghan region, coupled with media tape releases, similar to Osama's election-eve video of 2004. They like to be heard at big moments in American politics, and this campaign is certainly such a moment.
This is still one of my favorite talks. I used to show this to people before I talked to them about 9/11. For those who don't know, Dr. Parenti was one of the signatories of the "9/11 Truth Statement" in October 2004.
Here is the list of signatories. I wonder if this is something the media should have covered:
1. Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D., anthropologist, author, Population Politics
2. Ed Asner, actor, activist
3. Marshall Auerback, international portfolio strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc.
4. Catherine Austin Fitts, Asst. Secretary of Housing in the first Bush administration
5. Keidi Obi Awadu, aka The Conscious Rasta, talk show host, LIBRadio
6. Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for President
7. Byron Belitsos, publisher, Origin Press, author Planetary Democracy
This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes Constitutional expert Michael Badnarik. Mr. Badnarik ran for President of the United States in 2004 and was actually arrested when he dared to cross police lines in protest of being excluded from the Presidential debates of 2004. He also teaches an 8 hour class as an introduction to the Constitution and has written a book about the Constitution titled Good to be King; Foundations of Freedom. For more information, visit Michael's website at Constitution Preservation.
This interview includes a frank discussion about the usurpation's of the Constitution since 9-11 through the USA PATRIOT Act and the Military Commissions Act, George Orwell, and some of Mr. Badnarik's doubts about the official story of 9-11 and his support for a new investigation.
Intermission music by Lynn Ahrens.
Ending music by High-C.
Direct download: visibility911_badnarik.mp3
I would like to buy a camcorder to enregister interviews like WeAreChange. Can anyone help me to find the camcorder for the job?
for a long time now I have been admiring the « WeAreChange » videos and think they can help us to bring the truth to our world citizens.
For the last six months I have been looking for a camcorder to buy that will permitt me to interview the population on 911. I would like to have a camcorder that
- is the least expensive ( - I have still to convicnce my family on this purchase
- if the camcorder is broken in a manifestation ou stollen the loss is least
- around 400 euros )
- has a mircophone jack ( I am thinking of using a microphone without wires to capture a good quality sound)
- has a headphone jack to monitor that the sound is being enregistered is correct
- has either a firewire connection or other to easily do video editing and posting on YouTube
- small size if possible so that I can carry easily the camcorder in my jacket discreetly
- a preference for a flash card so that there is less risk of phyical damage if the camcorder falls on the ground
I have studied ;
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Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 ~ Number 24
* #1. Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
* # 2 Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
* # 3 InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
* # 4 ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
* # 5 Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
* # 6 The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
* # 7 Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
* # 8 Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
* #9 Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
* # 10 APA Complicit in CIA Torture
* # 11 El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
* # 12 Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
* # 13 Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
* # 14 Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
* # 15 Worldwide Slavery
* # 16 Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
* # 17 UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
* # 18 Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
* # 19 Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
* # 20 Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
Seven Years Later: Electrons Unlocked Post-9/11 Anthrax Mail Mystery
A key part of the FBI's early investigation was finding whether the germ that killed five people in late 2001 was weaponized. Although they found the answer, scientists had to keep mum until the agency completed its inquiry
By Larry Greenemeier
When materials scientist Joseph Michael and his team at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., trained their high-powered electron microscope on anthrax spore samples the FBI had sent them in February 2002, they made two crucial discoveries: The first confirmed previous findings that the Bacillus anthracis spores mailed to U.S. Senate offices and various media outlets (shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks) contained silicon, a substance used to turn anthrax-causing spores into a biological weapon.
Here is a good example of what can be done:
The 9/11 truth movement should support this because it can be used as a stepping-stone to 9/11 prosecutions as well.
At the same time, 9/11 truthers should stick to Bugliosi's arguments because prematurely bringing 9/11 into the case/argumentation/politicization of the issue (the latter being the main goal) would hamstring it.
So I see an opportunity and a danger here. Do "truthers" have enough self-discipline to do one thing at a time? Once we are well into prosecution for war crimes we can much more easily extend into 9/11 crimes.
Beware of those who ignore the elementary wisdom of this approach--and there will be more than a few.
(At TomT's request, kicking this to the front page. As Mike Malloy would say, "The Bush Crime Family" has a track record of swindling the taxpayer for billions. George Herbert Walker Bush was a player in the Savings and Loans scandal of the 80s and 90s. What's new in Paulson's bailout is the brazen public theft of your taxpayer dollars, and the sheer scale of the theft. -rep.)
Description: Former reporter for the "Houston Chronicle," Pete Brewton tells of one of the most momentous stories of the past 50 years and how it has been suppressed by the establishment media and the Congress. Pete's book "The Mafia, CIA and George Bush," shows the incredible complexity of the relationships in the operation of the destruction of hundreds of Savings and Loans at the hands of the CIA and the Mafia, stealing many billions of dollars in the process, and leaving the taxpayers to bailout the banks. Big names at the state and national levels of power are involved, including Lloyd Bentsen, the Bush family, and power brokers in Houston. People such as Kenneth Keating and Don Dixon, who are mentioned prominently in the press in connection with the S & L debacle, were merely front men or "cutouts" for the main movers. Keating and his ilk only took millions; the CIA and the Mafia looted billions.
KRS-ONE, activist and Hip-Hop legend, discusses 9/11 and the controversy over healthcare for the first-responders, and gives a call to action for art and activism. Full interview @ http://blip.tv/file/1264323
Hypothesis: I've been wondering if nationalizing media agencies would open free speech & information
Premise: currently, the media appears to be corporatized (profit controlling the individual) rather than nationalized (public monitoring the public ~4th estate) and vital issues ignored or distorted
Argument: if each citizen supervised (not own) a quota in news agencies, would that encourage competition, form a sort of 'checks & balance' system ["information of, for & by the people"] and adjust the 'bottom' line' of commercial media trusts?
1) information seems to serve a different function than property in a free market
2) it seems there's a difference between socializing, corporatizing and nationalizing something; the state or company taking from individuals vs. the public monitored by the public
Case: it seems that the founding fathers trusted that the most enlightened agent in the public is the citizen; an ideal complement to correctly restraining the power of government.
WeAreChange members and 9/11 Truth activists from around the world convened in New York City for September 11th visibility/solidarity/outreach actions.
We have strength in numbers. This is the one time of the year where we can come together and be as one, and NYC is the obvious location.
In this video, its September 10, 2008, and folks began to coagulate in Washington Park before marching on to Union Square. The visibility, solidarity, and outreach success is quickly apparent.
This makes me sick.
In regards to 9/11 . . . "They would never . . . " ?? Of course they would. More evidence of a pattern whereby the ends justify the means, no matter the human or collateral cost.
SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2008
McCain and the POW Cover-Up
Thursday 18 September 2008
by: Sydney H. Schanberg, The Nation
Upon return from Vietnam, John McCain greets then-President Richard Nixon. (Photo: File)
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn't return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
I think what we are experiencing right now in this country is all 9/11 fallout, why we are ~where we are~ as a nation, and what we can do about it at this critical juncture.
Phoenix Fire Nectar
NOW IS THE TIME -- THERE IS HOPE
Michael C. Ruppert
Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 7 P.M. PDT
Let me paraphrase something I once saw George H.W. Bush say: "Everything I am; everything I have accomplished; and everything I hope to accomplish I owe to David Rockefeller." Today I saw something I never thought possible. I saw a Rothschild endorse a fundamentally Rockefeller candidate -- John McCain. DNC Platform Committee Member Lynn Forester de Rothschild quit her post to endorse McCain as she also ended her longstanding role as a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. The Clintons also have strong Rockefeller "lineage" so I'm guessing that Hillary understands the move perfectly with a wink and a nod. I'll give you the punch line now, without making you read further.
You may have heard me say in the past with regards to the idea that if you critique Israel, you are being anti-semitic, "Judaism is a religion, and Israel is a country. If you critique Israel's Government, that doesn't mean you are critiquing Judaism. They have corrupt Government officials just like we do." Here is a perfect example of that. - Jon
Published: Sunday September 21, 2008
JERUSALEM — Israel's scandal-tainted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resigned on Sunday, local television reported, setting the stage for more weeks of political turmoil as the horse-trading begins to form a new government.
Olmert submitted his resignation to President Shimon Peres, who now has a week to designate the party leader who will form the next government, the television said.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who replaced Olmert as head of the centrist Kadima party in a leadership vote on Wednesday, is hoping to become only the second woman prime minister in the nation's history.
September 20, 2008