James Bamford's dubious sense of irony when it comes to Israeli firms cornering the market on NSA's major "mass surveillance"
Although I am quite happy Amy Goodman is covering this stuff and that Bamford has at least put this on the table, there is definitely an odd way that Bamford has of using the word irony. He actually uses it correctly (semantically that is) when talking about the alleged hijackers living across the highway from Hayden's NSA office. That exchange is here:
AMY GOODMAN: You say that they set up their final base of operations almost next door to the NSA headquarters in Laurel, Maryland?
My Long Forgotten Encounter with Terry McDermott, author of "PERFECT SOLDIERS – The Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It"
The James Bamford interview and response reminded me of a dialogue/interview/argument I had with Terry McDermott at the Los Angeles Times Book Fair at UCLA on 4/27/08. Terry McDermott is a journalist and author, who in most MSM circles, is considered to have written the best description of the alleged 9/11 hijackers. He's sort of like a lightweight Vincent Bugliosi of the 9/11 covert op. In that case, maybe he's like more like Gerald Posner- I don't know. At the Book Festival, McDermott had moderated a panel titled "New World Disorder" that also included Mr. Bob Drogin, Ms. Nina Hachigan, Mr. Kevin Phillips and Dr. Michael Shermer. During the Q+A, I had asked a question having something to do with the neo-cons, the Clash of Civilizations, desired chaos and 9/11. After having my question roundly ignored and ridiculed, I decided to follow up a bit more intimately at the book signing with whoever I could from the panel. McDermott was fairly hostile, not quite as hostile as the over-zealous security guard who hovered over the entire interaction, but hostile nonetheless to the fact that I was calling into question the back story to the cover-story he had told so well.
Every person that stands up with others for visibility, outreach and solidarity increases the impact of our actions by ten, like a Richter Scale.
Thanks go to all those who marched for truth, and helped to make this action so successful and rewarding, including San Diego 9-11 Truth, WeAreChange Long Beach, Orange County Tyranny Response Team, and Inland Empire 9-11 Truth.
Stay tuned for the remaining videos in this series. This march was so intense, we have to share as much of it with you as we can.
The 2008 Now Or Never events in NYC were such an inspiration. We implore everyone to make it to NYC for 9-11-09. It's the one day of the year we should all come together in one place.
Author James Bamford was recently interviewed by Amy Goodman about his new book, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America. He talked about some issues that are covered in the 9/11 Timeline's CIA Hiding Alhazmi and Almihdhar and Yemen hub categories. The interview follows on from an article in the Congressional Quarterly and it is well worth reading the whole thing.
I have some comments on a couple of the aspects Bamford touches on. First, I'd like to say that Bamford is obviously a really good reporter and he's done a much better job on this than anyone who came before him (for example, Terry McDermott knew about the intercepts between San Diego and Sana'a, but relegated this information to the endnotes). Having said this, as far as I can see at the moment, he's making a couple of errors and missing some things out.
October 11, 2008
Boston 9/11 Truth joined over 20 other anti-war organizations at the Stop the Wars rally on Saturday 10/11/08 on the Boston Common. The rally included music and a parade, with thousnads of peace loving people. The Truth tent was very busy distributing information and answering questions for the many interested attendees.
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James Bamford: “The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America”
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AMY GOODMAN: Jim Bamford, can you talk about how the NSA picked up the very first clues about the 9/11 attacks well before the 9/11 attacks?
JAMES BAMFORD: Well, the very first clue to the 9/11 attack occurred in late December 1999, when the NSA picked up a message from a house in Yemen. The house was being used by bin Laden as his operations center. He didn’t have much capability to operate out of Afghanistan, so all the phone calls, all the messages, email and all that would go to this house in the city of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. NSA had been eavesdropping on that house for a number of years, and in late December 1999, it picked up a particular intercept, picked up a particular phone conversation.
I was there, and left in disgust at the bull-horn use; totally bone-headed and counter-productive.
Friday, October 10, 2008
My Reflections on the 9/11 Truth 'March On Ottawa', 2008
by Wayne Prante
I have been planning to write this for some time but wanted to allow people to enjoy their feelings of success, to recover and relax, to process their experiences, as wells as to post videos and pictures, etc. I have been very busy with various 9/11 related projects and personal issues, but have also needed time to process a lot of stuff. Now the time has come to collate the thoughts and feelings that have been running through my mind since 9/11/08.
Here I just copied the links at the 9/11 Truth Europe website. There must be many more including Meetup groups and We Are Change Chapters. These were posted a year ago.
Links to European sites on 9/11
Please contact the webmaster at info [at] 911truth.eu for any corrections or to report new sites.
List per 15 September 2007
DUTCH/FLEMISH LANGUAGE AREA
http;//www.dknwz.net ('It cannot be true'. Many issues, including war on terror, irak, iran, oil, money and of course 9/11. The website belongs to an organisation of concerned citizens who have also established a political party, The Party of Truth, which presented itself to national elections)
http://www.onderzoek911.nl (Website dedicated to 9/11 truth with many resources)
http://www.daanspeak.com (Excellent website in the Netherlands) (many issues, including 9/11 basic data)
Keep It In Your Diary
Thursday 6th November - Central London
Blueprint For Truth - Richard Gage
Tickets will be on sale on the door and online (details to follow) for £4 (£3 concessions).
We are certain there will be a high demand from UK based truth activists, and all are welcome and encouraged to come along, but we would like to ask you to do your utmost to bring at least one uninitated person with you and make this a night of awakening and not just reaffirmation.
Keep an eye on this space for further details.
November 22nd, 2011
To whoever is still alive to read this,
As I look out my apartment window, I see a very different America than I lived in just a short time ago. The whining of sirens and buzzing of choppers passing overhead has become an everyday part of American noise pollution these days.
After the massive "So-Called" terrorist attack on Houston on the 11th, things have taken a serious turn for the worse. It has given the government reason to strip us of all of our rights. You can't even piss without a camera watching you now.
My heart always starts to pound when there is a knock at the door lately. You never know who might be on the other side these days. My friend's sister had gotten a knock at the door a couple of weeks ago, and a random blackwater "terrorist" sweep ended up turning into 2 days of hell for her. After being raped and sodomized repeatedly by at least 5 mercenaries, she was beaten, tortured, gagged, tied, blindfolded, and left for dead. If it would not been for John stopping by to take her to go look for work, she may not be alive today. She will never be the same.
but he does call for a new impartial investigation
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has published comments on the NIST WTC 7 Report. The CTBUH questions critical points of the NIST WTC 7 collapse theory and also highlights problems with the writing NIST report itself.
The CTBUH criticisms focus on two technical issues The conjectured failure of shear studs and bolts on the supposedly critical Column 79:
Several conclusions drawn in the NIST report on the contribution of structural
components in failure initiation are unexpected and have raised concerns
within the Council. These conclusions involve the role of both shear studs and
local global buckling of the floor beams in failure initiation. The Council
believes that the local connection performance was a significant part of the
global failure and would like to have seen a more explicit analysis of the
connection failure. (See also comment on Chapters 11-13.)
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo admits regarding 9/11 that "maybe I should give it more thought"
We Are Change RI and Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo
Nate from We Are Change RI: "Governor, do you support a new investigation into 9/11?"
Governor Cuomo: "You know it would be nice to have one because there are a lot of open questions, but I think before you do that, we have so many other things to devote our attention to. I wouldn't do it at this point. We don't need any new issues"
Nate: "You don't think so, because 70 percent of the victims' families questions were never answered by the Commission Report. (..yeah..) And Building 7 I'm sure you know about it.. (..yeah..) There were three buildings that fell that day. Building 7 is not even mentioned in the Commission..."
Nate: "How can we justify that?"
G.C.: "We can't."
October 12, 2008
by Allen Heart
Shocked by 9-11, Americans wondered who could perpetrate such a horrible crime against people. Over two thousand Americans jumped to their death, were burned, crushed, or murdered in a spectacular collapse of the Twin Towers. In a joint session of Congress a few days later, President George W. Bush gave us the first clue who "they" were. "They" hated us for our freedoms.