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If the government's account of 9/11 is not accurate, wouldn't the media have been "all over it"? Isn't the fact that most mainstream media sources don't spend much time covering these issues show that there's nothing there?
Self-Censorship by Journalists
Initially, there has been self-censorship by journalists.
Many essays have discussed the U.S. government's foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks. Indeed, the number of facts pointing towards likely foreknowledge are so numerous that it is easy to get lost in the details.
This essay focuses solely on the proof that American and allied intelligence services actually heard the hijackers discuss and make their plans before 9/11.
For an explanation of why this kind of approach is important, see this.
Celebrities are doing it . . .
Military leaders are doing it . . .
Liberals are doing it . . .
Conservatives are doing it . . .
Christians are doing it . . .
Jews and Muslims are doing it . . .
Senators and Presidents are doing it . . .
9/11 Commissioners are doing it . . .
In fact, MOST Americans are doing it . . .
Are YOU doing it . . . ?
Professor huffed "9/11 Lies: Another Basis for Impeachment". Please vote for the essay right here.
Impeachment is in the air, and we need to get 9/11 in the mix.
My theory is that the administration's falsely linking Iraq and 9/11 is a no-brainer, even for chickens in Congress. And that -- if we can get that false link in the articles of impeachment -- it will open up the whole can of worms about what really did happen on 9/11.
I ran across some folks in the military who refuse to question 9/11, as they don't know that high-level military leaders have said it was an inside job. I wrote this as a concise summary to show to the good people in the military who don't yet know the truth.
If you are currently or formerly in the military, please consider sharing this information on boards and discussion groups such as at Military.com (free signup) or with veterans groups. If you have friends, family, colleagues or neighbors in the military, I invite you to show it to them.
Numerous high-level U.S. military leaders have publicly questioned 9/11*. The following is just a small sample:
Waxman is apparently planning to sell out Sibel Edmonds, unless we force his hand. This was posted by Lukery at Daily Kos.
Update on Waxman's Hearings into Sibel Edmonds' Case
A few weeks ago we ran a campaign, Let Sibel Edmonds Speak, calling on Henry Waxman to fulfil his promise to hold open, public hearings into Sibel Edmonds' case - hearings which will put Richard Perle, Doug Feith and others in prison, if not in a noose.
We have not yet received an answer of any kind from Waxman, but hope to get him on the record one way or other this week now that COngress is back in business after the Easter recess.
In the meantime, Phil Giraldi has written a new article about Waxman's apparent reluctance to hold hearings into Sibel's case. Details downstairs.
Shorter Giraldi: Waxman appears uninterested in investigating "credible" claims that Perle, Feith & Grossman are engaged in treason because he is beholden to AIPAC & Israel.
Updated to add the French intelligence service revelations, and -- more importantly -- put them in perspective. This essay should demolish anyone claiming "the government didn't know".
The administration claims that terrorists crashing planes into buildings was not foreseeable. Is that accurate? How foreseeable was 9/11?
In 1994, the government received information that international terrorists "had seriously considered the use of airplanes as a means of carrying out terrorist attacks" (see also this article).
The 9/11 Family Petition story has gotten alot of coverage today at Digg, Netscape and elsewhere.
My ultimate hope is that this story hits the front page of Digg, so that the courage of Bill Doyle and Bob McIlvaine, and the methodical hard work of scientists and architects like Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, and Richard Gage (and of attorney James Gourley) can't be ignored.
So after you've dugg it, please Huff it here.
The more sites cover the story, the more surfers will Digg it, and the better chance it has to get exposure.
Entropy posted the Family NIST Petition story at Netscape:
Its only a couple of votes from being one the front page of the news section.
Okay, let's hit these left gatekeepers right between the eyes.
UPDATE: There's a war going on over 9/11 at Huffington Post. The number of people who vote for the essay keeps on going up and down, as people vote for it and others vote against it. Its on the front page right now, but just barely hanging on ...
Huffington Post, which I've just discovered is an even more popular left gatekeeper website than Daily Kos, has a new "Huff It" feature, similar to Buzzflash's "Buzz It" feature.
This allows 9/11 stories to get on the front page which otherwise wouldn't (like Buzzflash, the stories are only on the front page for a couple of hours or days, but its enough to reach alot of newbies).
All Roads Lead to Dick Cheney is currently on the front page, since someone named Snow "Huffed" it.
*UPDATE: We kicked tail and took names -- on the front page all day. Please look at the more recent 911blogger blog entitled "Huffy" and take action there instead.*
Unlike Digg, which censors 9/11 stories, I think its smart to use Huff it, Buzz it, and Netscape to get 9/11 truth past the 9/11 gatekeepers!
Here's my latest attempt to sneak 9/11 truth in at Netscape News by talking about Cheney letting the Pentagon get attacked:
Vote here for Netscape (Need about 30 votes to get it on the front page of Netscape News)
We're currently already on the front page of Buzzflash.com! Great work, and please concentrate on Netscape now.
The Evidence Is There: It’s Time for Congress to Investigate the Ties Between the Bush Family and Osama bin Laden
The title is great, the essay not quite as interesting. Still, this is getting coverage at many progressive news sites, such as Alternet. The overlapping funding of the Bush family and Osama Bin a Patsy is indeed worth looking into.
How the Bush family's private connection to a dirty offshore bank is the only link between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
The following chapter, "The BCCI Game: Banking on America, Banking on Jihad," appears in investigative journalist Lucy Komisar's new book "A Game as Old as Empire," just published by Berrett-Koehler (San Francisco).
Now that the U.S. Congress is investigating the truth of President George W. Bush's statements about the Iraq war, they might look into one of his most startling assertions: that there was a link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
Bill O'Reilly's attempt to intimidate anyone who speaks out for 9/11 truth has failed.
First, O'Reilly tried to intimidate Mark Cuban and Charlie Sheen. But Fox commentator Geraldo Rivero shot him down.
Now, in response to O'Reilly's statements that Rosie and anyone else who "crosses the line" should be blacklisted, Fox commentator Dennis Miller says that Rosie won't be fired and that she speaks for half of the country:
If you are an atheist, then fight for 9/11 truth because it is right and necessary and logical, because you want to protect your country and your loved ones from further insanity, because you hate disinformation, and for all of the other excellent reasons that motivate you.
If you are religious, then fight for 9/11 truth because the deepest precepts of your religion compel you to seek justice (see, for example, this essay).
If you consider yourself spiritual, then read the essay below by Paul Levy. This was emailed to me, but its also posted on Rense, as well as Prison Planet.
(Please note that I do not mean any disrespect to any belief systems not mentioned. Rather, I am simply trying to be brief in this introduction, and to be careful not to push anyone's belief systems on you. At the end of the day, no matter what your belief system, 9/11 truth is vitally important for you).
THE WAR ON CONSCIOUSNESS
By Paul Levy
We are truly in a war. It is not the war we imagine we are in, which
William Rodriguez and Kevin Barrett will be the featured duo at the upcoming 9/11 Midwest Speaking Tour.
WHO: William Rodriguez, world-famous 9/11 rescue hero and the last man out of the North Tower, will be the featured speaker for the September 11th Midwest Speaking Tour. Rodriguez saved countless lives on 9/11, and sprinted out of the building to dive under a fire truck as the Tower came down. He has electrified audiences in Europe, Asia, and South America with his message of heroism and uncompromising truth. You can hear him live and in person on the weekend of April 19 – 21, 2007. For more information on Mr. Rodriguez, go to www.911keymaster.com.
William Rodriguez decided to interrupt his worldwide speaking tours and come to the Midwest to defend Dr. Kevin Barrett against cheap shots by local Republicans. Dr. Barrett, co-founder of MUJCA.COM will be discussing his new book Truth Jihad as well as 9/11 and American Empire, Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out.
1. Don't all the high-level officials agree on what happened on 9/11?
No. Numerous present and former high-level military leaders and politicians have questioned the administration's version of 9/11.
2. Isn't 9/11 a partisan political issue, where extremists in one party are simply trying to smear the other party for political gain?
Updated in light of Robin Hordon's revelations.
On the very morning of 9/11/01, five war games and terror drills were being conducted by several U.S. defense agencies, including one "live fly" exercise using REAL planes. Then-Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General Richard B. Myers, admitted to 4 of the war games in congressional testimony -- see transcript here or video here (6 minutes and 12 seconds into the video).
You might assume that the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11 because of their design or because the fires were so hot or because of the damage from the hijacked planes. You probably assume that someone who knows alot more than you -- a structural engineer, or a fire expert, or a tall building designer -- has an explanation of why the towers collapsed, and that it all makes perfect sense. At the very least, you assume that you don't have the expertise to even think about why the Twin Towers collapsed, right?
Well, a contradiction in the way the towers collapsed shows that this is not so.
Specifically, there are two possibilities regarding the collapse of Twin Towers on September 11th:
I posted this round-up of 9/11 foreknowledge on Buzzflash and Netscape.
Please BUZZ here (Update: we made the front page of Buzzflash.com!).
Please vote on Netscape here (Update: need about 20 votes to get on the front page -- 5 so far).
This is still "LIHOP", but I'm trying to gradually work these left gatekeepers into deeper and deeper 9/11 truth.
You know how the government said they didn't know the specifics of the 9/11 attacks? Well, turns out they'd been tapping the boys' phones for YEARS:
The National Security Agency and the FBI were both independently listening in on the phone calls between the supposed mastermind of the attacks and the lead hijacker. Indeed, the FBI built its own antenna in Madagascar specifically to listen in on the mastermind's phone calls. The day before 9/11, the mastermind told the lead hijacker "tomorrow is zero hour" and gave final approval for the attacks. The NSA intercepted the message that day and the FBI was likely also monitoring the mastermind's phone calls (so the excuse that the NSA didn't translate the messages until the day after 9/12 looks pretty weak -- the FBI was listening in also!)
Substantially expanded and updated.
The administration's claim that terrorists crashing planes into buildings was not foreseeable is contradicted by numerous sources.
Initially, the CIA Director had warned congress shortly before 9/11 "that there could be an attack, an imminent attack, on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected" according to a broadcast on National Public Radio
And the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee was "not surprised there was an attack . . . ."
But let's go back and look at the facts chronologically:
Fort Knox is robbed in an unusual way. Burglars break in through an air conditioning vent and shine a laser at the video cameras to "blind" them. Billions are stolen.
The head of Fort Knox (let's call him the "Chief") announces that no one could have foreseen this type of burglary.
The commission investigating the robbery -- stacked with the Chief's business partners and friends -- finds that the break-in was unexpected. The commission makes numerous suggestions on how to thwart similar burglaries by installing motion detectors in the air conditioning vents and main vault.
Independent researchers, however, discover that there have been many previous break-ins at repositories of valuable items where the burglars crawled in through the air conditioning vents and shined lasers at video cameras.
Totally re-written and new arguments added since yesterday.
Forget all of the videos and photos of the collapse of the World Trade Centers for a minute. Let's talk about an aspect of 9/11 that we've all glossed over: sound.
Remember that sound travels slower than light, and so witnesses who described hearing explosive sounds before seeing the collapse of the building cannot have been fooled about the sequence.
The following earwitness testimony indicates controlled demolition of the Twin Towers:
There is substantial evidence that explosions occurred well BELOW the areas impacted by the planes hitting the Twin Towers on 9/11. Indeed, according to some witnesses, some of these explosions occurred before the plane even hit the building:
Prior to Plane Hit
9/11 hero, who was the last person out of the north tower, said that there was a massive explosion in the North Tower BEFORE the plane hit (see also this interview and also this interview)
Assistant Chief Engineer at the World Trade Center arrived on the 38th floor of the North Tower before the plane hit, got out of the elevator, and about 50 feet down the hallway, he heard a loud explosion and was lifted into the air. "I can't even tell you how far I traveled," he recalled. When he landed, people were already coming out of their offices into the hallway . . .Upon reaching the 43rd floor, "there were patches of ceiling that was just down on the floor, water pipes were broken, water was gushing like a brook or river that was just running down the corridor of the machine room."
Maintenance worker who worked in the basement of north tower witnessed an explosion in the basement at around the same time the plane hit far above
Defenders of the official 9/11 story argue that those who question the government are giving "aid and comfort to the enemy".
Are they right?
First, let's look at the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks.
As reported by the New York Times, the FBI had penetrated the cell which carried out the 1993 world trade center bombing, but had -- at the last minute -- canceled the plan to have its FBI infiltrator substitute fake power for real explosives, against the infiltrator's strong wishes (summary version is free; full version is pay-per-view). See also this TV news report.
Indeed, the government appears to have trained a number of the hijackers at military bases.
Investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House.
And an organization virtually controlled by the CIA provided funding to the 9/11 hijackers.
Moreover, it is undisputed that the administration had numerous warnings of a specific nature about the attacks, and yet failed to take any real action to stop the attacks.
In doing research to update this essay, I found the following image:
It appears to show an ambulance on fire at Ground Zero (the file is titled "EMS-ambulance1.jpg", although that could refer to the vehicle in the background not on fire).
It probably doesn't show any smoking guns, but its a dramatic image.
Here's the page I found it at.
Found another one - updated.
Molten metal flowed underneath ground zero for months after the Twin Towers collapsed:
New York firefighters recalled in a documentary film, "heat so intense they encountered rivers of molten steel."
A NY firefighter described molten steel flowing at ground zero, and said it was like a "foundry" or like "lava".
A public health advisor who arrived at Ground Zero on September 12, said that "feeling the heat" and "seeing the molten steel" there reminded him of a volcano.
An employee of New Jersey's Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue witnessed "Fires burn[ing and molten steel flow[ing] in the pile of ruins still settling beneath her feet."
TV News Lies has an interesting point about the whole "not testifying under oath" aspect of the current U.S. attorney scandal.
As a human being, putting all politics aside, what is your gut reaction to an individual or group of individuals who only agree to take part in an investigation if their testimony is hidden from the public, not under oath and unrecorded in any way including by stenography? If you have human blood flowing to a human brain, and that brain has not been atrophied by extensive participation if freerepublic.com discussions, watching too much FOX News or listening to too much Sean Hannity, you probably feel that the person or people setting those conditions pretty much have something to hide. You would be correct.