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Buffalo Crash Kills Sept. 11 Widow Who Became Family Advocate

Since I'm sure our lurking opposition will try to seize this moment and cry "Troofer idiots suggest Buffalo plane crash was a conspiracy!" I might as well state that I am NOT submitting this story to imply that Beverly Eckert was murdered. I'm submitting it because it certainly does fall under the category of 9/11-related news. -kam

Buffalo Crash Kills Sept. 11 Widow Who Became Family Advocate

By Alex Nussbaum and David M. Levitt

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The jets that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, made Beverly Eckert a widow and transformed her life from busy insurance executive to an activist who took on the president, the Pentagon and Congress.

Eight years after the terror attacks killed her husband, Aon Corp. vice-president Sean Rooney, Eckert, 57, died in last night’s crash of a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter plane approaching Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The snowy wreck killed 48 other passengers and one person in the house it hit.

Debate: Jason Bermas vs. anti-truther

163 minutes in duration. (Yup, it's long!) I'm about half way through right now. Jason is kicking ass. The host doesn't seem to be too impressed with Bennett's counter-arguments to Bermas. Bennett and his kind are not debunkers. They're anti-truthers. WE are the real debunkers, as we debunked the official story and proved it to be a lie. I refuse to any longer dignify them by using the word "debunker," even in scare quotes.

Enjoy...

http://www.nwopodcast.com/finalround/?p=episode&name=2009-02-07_finalround20509.mp3

Jimmy Carter Supports New 9/11 Investigation

The title says it all!

Letter to Editor

http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/view/letters/5839225.html

Once again, a news.google.com search on "9/11 truth" brings up a new item. The Kennebec Journal bravely published a pro 9/11 truth letter.
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Machiavelli wrote, "There are many who think a wise prince ought, when he has the chance, to foment astutely some enmity, so that by suppressing it he will augment his greatness."

This tactic has often been used or considered. Germany was blamed during World War I for an unprovoked attack on the "Lusitania," which was carrying arms to the British, and the Vietnam War was expanded based on a false report on Aug. 4, 1964, of an attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Operation Northwoods, a 1962 military plan to fake a Cuban attack on the U.S., proposed shooting down a civilian plane with Americans onboard.

A 9/11 Family Member Chides the New President for Closing the Guantanamo Terror Camp

There is a NY Daily News article today not specifically about 9/11 truth, but 9/11 as accepted by the official story. I guess some 9/11 family members still have a Rush Limbaugh style mentality.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/01/25/2009-01-25_a_911_family_member_chides_the_new_presi.html

A 9/11 family member chides the new President for closing Guantanamo terror camp
It begins:

"With his shameful order to close Guantanamo Bay, President Obama has perfectly filled the stereotype of the classic clueless ultra-Liberal - the one who can generate great passion for the rights of the guilty defendant and none for the innocent victim.

"With a single stroke of the pen, Obama has delayed justice for the victims of 9/11, and in essence granted a reprieve for Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of 9/11.

America does not honor our "rule of law and the rights of man" as he put in his inauguration speech by such an action. Instead, this nation abdicated its duty to justice."

Anyway, click on the link to read the rest. I took advantage of this to register (it takes 30 seconds) and post the following comment:

Ron Paul on Senate Floor 1/9/09: Israel Created Hamas

Just as the Mujahadeen were trained by the CIA to defeat communists, only to later become our enemy when they started "blowing back," the same is true of Hamas and Israel. I never looked at the Israel/Hamas situation quite this way before, but Dr. Paul makes alot of sense.

"We'll Soon Know if Obama Will Expose 9/11 Truth"

Folks,

As internet activists, it's always good to do regular news.google.com searches on "9/11," "9/11 conspiracy" and "9/11 truth" to see if there are any recent articles worth mentioning. Today, I happen to find the following piece, very favorable, written by an obviously well-read Shelton Lankford. While the article is positive, the first 10 or so comments are rather hateful, negative comments telling Mr. Lankford to take his meds. I was the first positive comment. I realize that many of us feel lazy when it comes to registering an account with a paper in order to comment, but it really does only take a minute. Please take the time to not only comment but also e-mail the author and thank him.
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We'll Soon Know if Obama Will Expose 9/11 Truth

The calendar has ticked over and in 16 days, we won't have President Bush to kick around any more.

How did you feel when you became 100% Certain that 9/11 was an inside job?

Hello community,

Often times, opponents of the 9/11 truth movement will try their methods of armchair psychology at analyzing 9/11 truthers, claiming that we WANT to believe that 9/11 was an inside job. They claim that we believe the "real" truth (official story) is just too boring. John McCain made this charge in his foreword to the Popular Mechanics propaganda book.

Over at JREF, an entire thread is dedicated to asking about the experiences of "former truthers," people who were briefly on our side but were then swayed back to official story belief after having read Popular Mechanics, 911myths(dot)com, etc. A forum regular there, Parky76, says the following:

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i remember how scared my mom was when i spouted all the conspiracy theories at her. she was not happy at all that i was saying all these things.

i text messaged my ENTIRE family: "i have seen a new video, which shows compelling evidence, that our own government was responsible for 9-11!!"

i got zero responses...=)

Cincinnati 9/11 Truth / WeAreCHANGE Ohio public access TV show Episode 4

Taped Dec. 22, 2008. My first appearance on the show. I am the one at the far left with the Investigate 9/11 sweater. We eased the audience in with the financial crisis, which led to discussion of the Fed, which then segued into false flag terrorism, and finally 9/11. We figured it would be more effective than hitting the audience hard with 9/11 stuff from the get-go.

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Long, sophisticated hit piece at counterknowledge.com

Hello friends,

My main question for fellow 911bloggers is this: should we tear them up in the comments section (so far 99% infested by debunkobots), and answer the questions they want us to answer (some of which are extremely infantile, like "why haven't the perps killed Dylan and DRG?"), or do we even acknowledge their presence? Obviously I'm acknowledging it here since I'm writing this entry, but should we take them out on their own turf? Is it even worth it? Do you think we'd convince a fence-sitter who might happen to be reading the Counterknowledge website?

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15 questions for 9/11 "truthers" now need to answer

Hit Piece in Arkansas Traveler

So, apparently it was Oswald after all.

In preparation for the 45th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Discovery Channel assembled a team of experts to re-investigate the shooting. According to its program that aired last night, modern technologies like blood-splatter analysis and computer modeling show that the shots came from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building. The grassy knoll has been ruled out.

Don't expect this to convince too many people. Scientifically speaking, the case has been closed for decades. There are plenty of fishy things about Oswald and the CIA, but all the evidence points toward a lone gunman. Despite this, polls consistently show that most Americans believe in a "second shooter."

Conspiracy theories are seductive. When I was a sophomore in high school, I started a Web site to explain how the Apollo 11 moon landing was faked in a Hollywood studio by Stanley Kubrick. I found lots of photos where the shadows looked funny, a few where the crosshairs were missing or at strange angles, and even a video that made it look like the American flag was waving in the supposedly windless atmosphere.

Sarah Palin Supports New 9/11 Investigation???

Sarah Palin was confronted at a rally by WeAreChange Ohio.

"Do you support the family members and first responders who are calling for a new 9/11 investigation?"

"I do."

Oh, the bizarre irony. She responds in the affirmative to the question of whether she supports the families/responders who call for a new investigation, while her running mate wrote the foreword to the Popular Mechanics propaganda.

Confronting Reality: Occam's Razor and the 9/11 "Truth Movement"

This is written by one of the people who debated Graeme McQueen and Michael Keefer on Toronto's "Agenda" program. You don't even need to register to post comments on this one, so let's let him have it. So far there are three comments (including mine) and all three are pro truth.

http://www.bloggernews.net/117816
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When I walked across Cooper Square last Thursday just after dark, I found two columns of bluish light rising into the Manhattan night sky, an illuminated reminder of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The “Tribute in Light” was a sight that stirred memories of that tragic day in New York seven years ago, and all that has followed.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Development on NIST, WTC7 and 9/11 Truth

Perhaps we should invite David Scott, chairman of CTBUH, to a live open debate. He says he has examined the truth movement's claims and finds in our movement "no credibility whatsoever."

"I believe that the NIST report is a responsible attempt to find the cause of the failure, however there are many questions that are not answered in any detail and several of these questions are already on the discussion forum. I think that with a responsible dialog and debate that the NIST report can be much better and clearer than it is in the current form.

9/11 Truth Given Favorable Treatment in "Conservative Voice"

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/34340.html

What Really Happened on September 11?
September 08, 2008 09:40 AM EST

An Interview with David Ray Griffin

On September 11, I entertained a couple of house guests, senior journalists from Scandinavia. I remember watching in horror and disbelief the unfolding drama, as the United States was being subjected to multiple deadly attacks on-screen. I turned to the international affairs editor of a major Danish paper and told her "This could not have been done by al-Qaida." I am an Israeli and, as such, I have a fair "sixth sense" as to the capabilities of terrorists and their potential reach.

Enter David Ray Griffin. I was introduced to him by a mutual acquaintance. He is emeritus professor of philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University. He has published over 30 books, including eight about 9/11, the best known of which is "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Expose"