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Whistleblower Reveals "Backdoor" 757 Remote Control And Flight Crew "Lockout" Technology Available Prior To 9/11
(PilotsFor911Truth.org) - Wayne Anderson, an Avionics Technician is interviewed by Rob Balsamo, Co-Founder, Pilots For 9/11 Truth. Wayne reveals his observations of a remote guidance test on a Boeing 757 in which technology was used to control the aircraft remotely, while also being able to "Lockout" the Flight Crew from overriding the autopilot system in order to regain control of the airplane. The following interview discusses the details of this test which was performed prior to September 11, 2001, the violations of FAA regulations and the possibilities using such technology.
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(I'm finding it hard to not throw up reading this. The 'outraged' family members are no different than the "good Germans" of the 1930's and Fox News is nothing short of a Ministry of Propaganda. Incidentally, has there been any attempt to reach out to the hard core OCT supporting family members like Debra Burlingame? Would she really suggest that 1,000 architects and engineers are all wrong?)
Outraged family members and community groups are accusing a Muslim group of trying to rewrite history with its plans to build a 13-story mosque and cultural center just two blocks from Ground Zero, where Islamic extremists flew two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
"This is a place which is 600 feet from where almost 3,000 people were torn to pieces by Islamic extremists," said Debra Burlingame, whose brother died in the attack on the Pentagon that day.
I was reading the following hit piece against Jesse Ventura by Fox News, and as I was thinking that this has got to be the most ridiculous hit piece I've ever seen (so over-the-top that it almost reads like something out of the Onion, such as when he says he was there and saw with his own eyes WTC7 fall "silently"), I did a major double take when I read this part:
Shortly before the building collapsed, several NYPD officers and Con-Edison workers told me that Larry Silverstein, the property developer of One World Financial Center was on the phone with his insurance carrier to see if they would authorize the controlled demolition of the building – since its foundation was already unstable and expected to fall.
Now, of course, the author's claim is that the building just so happened to collapse before any controlled demolition could actually take place.
I don't think the 911blogger community needs to be reminded that a controlled demolition could not have been set up in the few hours after the attack.
Last September, Dr. Griffin was interviewed by God TV, the End Times show. It reaches over 100 million people worldwide by TV, plus others on the Internet.
It was aired on Friday night at 5:30 PM PDT and turned out to be an excellent interview, really professional. The hosts, Rory and Wendy, are gracious and delightful.
Just a simple, straightforward interview that freed David to take his time to explain things.
It's also on their website: http://www.god.tv/video/play?video=1219. (Unfortunately they don't seem to have an embed feature.)
Part 2 will be shown live this Friday at 5:30 Pacific, 8:30 PM Eastern.
Good opportunity to spotlight this news local news footage which was never broadcast again, just like the reports of explosions on 9/11. If you haven't seen this footage before, brace yourself.
I sincerely hope this guy does NOT represent a majority of Americans. (To be sure, in 2002 he would have, sadly.)
Is there something in the air out there that yields such progressive, freedom loving, free thinkers?
MASSIVE freeway support for 9/11 truth. Virtually non-stop honking.
(I'm bolding the part which was news to me as I read it. - Adam)
David Ray Griffin comes to Drake University on April 23 to tell us why the official explanation for the 9/11 attack on the United States doesn't hold water.
A theologian, philosopher of religion and professor emeritus at California's Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, Griffin has been at it for about seven years now and says he won't stop until the government conducts a new, impartial, independent investigation.
As opposed to the 9/11 Commission probe. He calls that exercise a charade.
Griffin has written eight books on the subject with another on the way: "Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory."
While I was not initially impressed by the debunking efforts of Popular Mechanics, I was recently turned on to two sites: debunking911.com and 911myths.com.
These sites go far more in technical depth than Popular Mechanics.
Also, David Ray Griffin's critique of the NIST report in "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" was thoroughly destroyed by NASA scientist Ryan Mackey.
Each and every claim of the movement is thoroughly scrutinized and debunked.
If certain claims are not debunked, they have been at the very least cast severe doubt upon.
For example, when Silverstein said to "pull it," he was not talking about the building, he was talking about the contingent of firefighters within the building.
They reveal how thermite does not cause loud bangs and explosions, and therefore the thermite theory does not support the testimony of explosions.
People don't realize that in a fire of that magnitude, you're going to have coffee machines blowing up, and microwave ovens blowing up. So of course people are going to hear explosions!
So-called "truthers" don't seem to acknowledge these points as they contravene their pet theory.
Jim Pierce, a cousin of President Bush, sees the South Tower of the WTC hit from the nearby Millennium Hotel. Pierce is the managing director of the AON Corporation, an insurance company with offices in WTC 2. He had arranged a business conference, to be held on the tower’s 105th floor this morning. However, the previous night, the conference was moved to the Millennium Hotel because the group was too large for the original room. According to a book by former First Lady Barbara Bush, Pierce later learns that 12 people are in the room where the meeting was originally planned to take place when the South Tower is hit, and only one of them survives. Boston Globe, 2001; Ananova, 9/18/2001; Newsweek, 10/27/2003 Another AON Corporation meeting is taking place on the 105th floor of the South Tower, run by business executive Mary Wieman. Of about 50 participants in attendance, only six are able to escape. [New York Times, 12/17/2001; USA Today, 9/2/2002]
In his recent letter, Morris Medvidofsky tries to dismiss the 9/11 truth movement by pointing at the president of Iran’s recent remarks on 9/11.
In the context of public statements by thousands of prominent American scientific, military, intelligence and government professionals who don’t buy the official 9/11 story, Ahmadinejad’s rants are no more than an irrelevant blip on the screen.
Below, I list several examples of significant people, their statements, and other news items ignored by the media.
* Lynn Margulis (distinguished university professor, University of Massachusetts. recipient of the National Medal of Science, America’s highest honor for scientific achievement in 1999): “The 9/11 tragedy is the most successful and most perverse publicity stunt in the history of public relations.”
* James Quintiere (Ph.D., former chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): “I think the official conclusion that NIST arrived at is questionable.”
I received the following e-mail from a good friend and anti- Drug War activist. Now before you think, "Oh, come on Adam! Don't you know your 9/11 stuff better than this?" my main reason for posting this is that my friend is definitely on board with 9/11 truth, but seems to think that the military should have been on the scene immediately, including on the ground at the WTC. His friend emphasized the city/state sovereignty issue.
I have been questioning the lack of military response during the events on 9/11/01. I totally do not understand where the military was on that day at all. Recently, I mentioned that to a gent I was talking to and he said that it has to do with the sovereignty of the states and the governor of the state of New York, nor the mayor of NYC ever requested military response. I am curious about this and wanted to delve into the issue and look further into other events that happened in U.S. history such as the black riots during 1964, and even Kent State in May, 1970.
We Are Change Pittsburgh and TheEndRun.com
March 18, 2010
At 1pm on Sunday, March 21, 2010, members of We Are Change Pittsburgh will gather outside of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland for a demonstration and information session in response to the recent “Intelligence Report” published by The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
In this report, The SPLC has included We Are Change Pittsburgh on their list of “’Patriot’ groups”. “Generally”, the SPLC says, such groups “engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines”.
A ruling Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker who was criticized by The Washington Post for what it described as a ‘‘bizarre’’ conspiracy theory on the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks received a stern warning from a senior DPJ lawmaker on Thursday.
DPJ Administration Committee Chairman Tenzo Okumura told Yukihisa Fujita, who serves as director general of the International Department of the DPJ, to watch what he says given the importance of his post, according to a participant at the meeting.
In its editorial dated March 8, The Washington Post presented Fujita’s views on the terror attacks, including his argument that some hijackers remain alive and that ‘‘shadowy forces’’ with advance knowledge of the plot profited from stock trading.
The U.S. daily described his views as a ‘‘bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus’’ conspiracy theory and said they ‘‘seem to reflect a strain of anti-American thought that runs through the DPJ and the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.’‘
What do you know.
The Washington Post actually published it.
And thankfully, he does not disavow 9/11 truth in this letter, just the ad hominem nature of the hit piece against him.
I would like to correct the erroneous stance taken by your The Post's March 8 editorial "Poisonous thinking in Japan."
First of all, I am not the head of the foreign affairs committee in the House of Councillors, as the editorial suggests, but one of the six directors (not the head) of the ad hoc Research Committee on International Affairs and Global Warming Issues. Nor am I responsible for policymaking in my capacity as director-general of the International Department of the Democratic Party of Japan, as The Post implied.
Jesse Ventura discusses 9/11 on The View: Liz Hasslebeck tries to "school" Jesse with Popular Mechanics talking points
Unfortunately, some in the audience began to applaud Hasslebeck for "debunking" the WTC demolition with Popular Mechanics talking points about how the steel didn't need to melt, only weaken.
Fortunately, the applause was limited and didn't really blossom into a full round of applause. And the majority of applause goes to the words out of Jesse's mouth.
Also on the unfortunate list: Ventura once again failed to mention ae911truth.org. I'm going to e-mail Dick Russell, Jesse's publicist and co-writer, and relay this piece of advice.
From David Ray Griffin:
It’s good to have the Huffington Post’s policy on “conspiracy theories” in black and white.
So now someone needs to inform them that they cannot accept any posts that state, or imply, that al-Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, for that is a conspiracy theory.
That has been acknowledged by Cass Sunstein, the Chicago-and-then-Harvard professor of law who was tapped by President Obama to direct OIRA, the executive branch’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (which is under the Office of Management and Budget).
In a 2009 article entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” he and his Harvard co-author wrote:
“The theory that Al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11 is . . . a . . . conspiracy theory.”
(Normally I would copy part of the essay and instruct readers to go to the original to read the whole thing, but in this case I'm copying the whole thing here in case the traitors at HuffPo remove it like they did Ventura.)
In a sad commentary on the currently disintegrating state of "main stream media", I found myself ambushed on Saturday, March 6th, just ten minutes after I arrived at a conference outside Philadelphia on "9-11, the Wars and Our Broken Constitution".
When young, smiling female producer Katie Hinman identified herself as being with ABC and asked for an interview, I had only just arrived at the conference. So although I was a little surprised that the Nightline TV crew was there, I immediately consented to an interview before anyone had a chance to warn me that the TV show was trying to concoct a connection between the conference and the mentally ill young man who had been killed a few days before while shooting at Pentagon guards.
As expected, Fox leads the pack with the most openly transparent propaganda.
John Bolton espouses the notion that the Iranian President's views on both the holocaust and 9/11 are proof that he is not to be trusted with nuclear weapons, and justification of UN sanctions.
Watch the latest news video at video.foxnews.com
And don't forget, Jesse Ventura is on Larry King tonight, presumably to promote his book, so 9/11 truth being mentioned is inevitable.
Former Minnesota governor says Bush administration tied to attacks
updated 3:36 p.m. ET, Mon., March. 8, 2010
In his new book, "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us," former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura begins an investigative journey to prove that there is more to our national history than the government wants us to know. In this excerpt, he writes about an alleged 9/11 cover-up.
Chapter 12: What really happened on September 11?
The incident: On September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked on American soil and crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.
The official word: The 19 hijackers were all fanatic Muslim terrorists linked to al-Qaeda and its ringleader, Osama bin Laden.
I knew of Barry Jennings and Dan Wallace, but I didn't realize there were so many other 9/11 eyewitnesses or family members who challenged the official story only to meet an early death.
Great job Tim, and Kudos to RT once again.
"The Jersey Girls" support AE911Truth efforts!
We're proud to have the endorsement of The Jersey Girls, who single handedly forced the Bush Administration to convene the 9/11 Commission after one year of inaction following the attacks of September 11
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is proud to be working for and on behalf of the 9/11 victims' family members, in particular The Jersey Girls. We recommend "9/11 Press for Truth", which is the story of the Jersey Girls and their struggle for the truth.
We are pleased that Patty and Lorie have signed our petition. We have also received signatures from Josef Princiotta, Manny Badillo, Bob McIlvaine, Ellen Mariani. Let us know if there are any of them we are not listing here!
We have taken a lot of criticism from so called debunkers & unconscious government officials that our work is "upsetting the family members". Let it be clear that only the truth about the deaths of these innocent people will bring healing to their loved ones. AE911Truth has ever increasing support from them to reveal the truth to the American people.
I don't think this has been posted at 911blogger yet but I could be wrong; there's been so much content at blogger lately! Anyway, this is another excellent interview if you haven't seen it yet.
Van Jones, President Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar," spoke to Tavis Smiley in one of his first public interviews since his resignation last year.
Jones told Smiley he never signed the "truther" petition that was the catalyst downfall. The activist and author told Smiley about his "tough lesson":
Van Jones:... I believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy by Al-Qaida and Osama Bin Laden, and nobody else, trying to hurt America. What happened to me on that tough lesson learned for me, six years ago, I was at a conference, some people came up to me. They said, 'Hey, we represent 9-11 families.' I'm like, 'OK, good to meet you.' They said, 'We need your help. Will you help us?' I said, 'Sure, whatever you want.'
I'm reminded of how the halls of academia were poisoned with pseudoscientific propaganda in Nazi Germany. This guy also defends the official JFK story. Fortunately this guy leaves us his e-mail address. Let's blitz him folks!
By Nathan Mitzer, Staff Columnist, email@example.com
Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
One week from today, Texas voters will select the Democratic and Republican party nominees for governor, concluding a seemingly endless primary campaign. The contest has been noteworthy in several respects, especially for the bitter battle for the Republican nomination between the sitting governor, Rick Perry, and an incumbent U.S. senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison. In the last two weeks, however, it appears that Hutchison and her other opponent, Debra Medina, have either come down with a bad case of campaign fatigue or have proven themselves to be the proverbial “six fries short of a happy meal.”
It's not often that this mainstream an outlet does anything other than a hit piece, but here is one of those rare occasions. Washington Times welcomes comments so let's spread some truth.
Incidentally, this blog entry and comments should be used as a compendium for press coverage. If you do a Google News search on "9/11+truth" you'll find that this global push for truth which occurred on 2/19 is getting picked up on by quite a few outlets, some favorably, some not. I would have thought that the right wing Washington Times would be the last place on earth for a favorable piece. Maybe times are achangin'...
The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010
In the past year, in response to emerging independent science on the 9/11 attacks, nine corporate, seven public, and two independent media outlets aired analytic programs investigating the official account.
Increasingly, the issue is treated as a scientific controversy worthy of debate, rather than as a "conspiracy theory" ignoring science and common sense.
This essay presents these media analyses in the form of 18 case studies.
Eight countries – Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Russia – have allowed their publicly-owned broadcasting stations to air the full spectrum of evidence challenging the truth of the official account of 9/11.
Debra Medina, Texas Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Questions 9/11 and then Backs Off Under Pressure
We have all seen it before. We have seen it with the two "Vans" - Van Romero and Van Jones. After openly questioning the official story, they then "recant."
In a nutshell: Debra Medina has apparently questioned 9/11 before, and Glenn Beck knew about it. He confronted Medina about it on his radio show.
From the CS Monitor:
Craig Ranke has written an extensive rebuttal to the piece Erik Larson wrote a couple weeks ago. Craig's rebuttal is entitled Dawn Vignola's Account vs. Erik Larson's Methods by CIT. I'll let readers go to the link to read the whole thing. Here are my own thoughts and highlights:
Larson's essay began with the following:
"From their apartment, Dawn Vignola and her roommate Hugh ‘Tim’ Timmerman saw American Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. Shortly afterward, they gave witness accounts to local and national TV media. In 2007, they were interviewed by Citizen Investigation Team (CIT), who attempted to discredit their testimony."
Craig correctly points out that Larson stated this particular aspect of the OCT as proven fact (AA77 hitting the Pentagon [whether piloted by Hanjour or remote control]), with "zero skepticism or objectivity applied whatsoever (it would be impossible for any witness to definitively tell that the plane was "Flight 77" or specifically tail# N644AA)."