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[ny911truth] NY 911 Truth Update - 12-4-07

From: Les Jamieson
Subject: [ny911truth] NY 911 Truth Update - 12-4-07

Hello all,

Thanks to all who attended and participated at our meeting on the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act on Sunday at St. Marks Church. It was a very informative and stimulating event. As we should always try to do with information, we propose turning it into action.

First, we should all call Harry Reid's office at (202) 224-3542 to urge him to prevent him from allowing the bill to get to the floor.

On this site you can find how your congressmen voted and let them know your displeasure if they voted in favor or gratitude if they were one of the few who voted against.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1955

This is the page for the Senate version now in progress. Go to www.senate.gov if you need contact info for your senator. We ALL must call ASAP to urge them to vote against this fascist legislation if they want their job back.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1959

Also, on Sunday we discussed having a street action on Mon. 12/10 at midday. For details go to:

http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2007/12/93185.html

3 Things You Can Do NOW to Reclaim America by Steve Bhaerman December 5, 2007

From Up-Wising to Evolution:
3 Things You Can Do NOW to Reclaim America
December 5, 2007
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by Steve Bhaerman

email: info@wakeuplaughing.com
web: http://www.wakeuplaughing.com

In her most recent book, Getting a Grip: Creating Clarity and Courage in a World Gone Mad, Frances Moore Lappé offers an enlightening statistic. A century ago, the native population of India outnumbered the British civil servants ruling them by a ratio of 300,000 to one. It wasn't until Gandhi awakened the people of India from the trance of powerlessness that they were able to organize and become an independent state.

We Americans are in a trance of powerlessness as well, but it is even more insidious. Here we have the right to vote, the right to speak out, the right to petition -- and we even have a founding document that tells us that we have the right to overrule our rulers when they go astray -- yet we the people seem to have silently resigned ourselves to being ruled by "they the very, very few people." Our job? Shut up and go shopping.

History Commons Project, Update for Week Ending December 1, 2007

History Commons Project, Update for Week Ending December 1, 2007

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/news.jsp?oid=140393703-343

Several new entries have been added to the History Commons, in particular the Decision to Invade Iraq and 9/11 projects.

New entries to the 9/11 Timeline focus on a number of topics. On the Day of 9/11, air defense staff were absent from the command center because they were meeting visiting business leaders, and the two planes that hit the WTC almost crashed into each other at one point. Other entries follow on from last week's claim by al-Qaeda Luai Sakra that Nawaf Alhazmi flew one of the hijacked planes by looking more closely at his pilot-related activities. Finally, Saudi Arabian security advisor Prince Bandar Bandar Bush recently said Saudi authorities were following most of the 9/11 hijackers with precision before the attacks.
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Feds probe Sept. 11 insurance fund By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer Mon Dec 3

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071204/ap_on_go_ot/attacks_health

Feds probe Sept. 11 insurance fund

By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer Mon Dec 3, 7:46 PM ET

WASHINGTON - Federal officials said Monday they will investigate why a $1 billion Sept. 11 insurance fund created by Congress to cover claims of sick ground zero workers is fighting the cases in court rather than distributing money.

The World Trade Center Captive Insurance Company has come under increasing scrutiny from Congress and the federal government, as roughly 8,000 individual claims await judgment in the federal court system.

The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department indicated he intends to examine the issue, telling Congress in a report that his inquiry will determine why the insurance company "has chosen to litigate all claims instead of settling whenever possible."

Giuliani steps down from investment firm AP 12/4/07

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/12/04/giuliani-steps-down-from-investment-firm/

December 4, 2007
Giuliani steps down from investment firm

New polls show Romney is strong in three early-voting states.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has stepped down as head of his consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, after months of refusing to disclose the firm's clients or the role he played.

Giuliani's spokeswoman, Sunny Mindel, says the former New York City mayor has been replaced as chairman by Peter Powers, a longtime friend and former aide.

The firm was started when Giuliani left City Hall. It earned him around $4 million last year. The spokeswoman did not say whether he would retain his interest in the company.

While insisting the firm's client list was confidential, Giuliani has noted the media have named a number of his clients.

Published reports have identified one client as the Persian Gulf country of Qatar, which was accused of sheltering suspected September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, although that country today it is a U.S. ally.

9/11 and Skepticism- Kevin Ryan 11-24-07 americanbuddhist.net

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/9-11-and-skepticism
9/11 and Skepticism
Sat, 2007-11-24 11:37 — Kevin Ryan

Recently I had a chance to debate the issue of 9/11 Truth on Air America radio’s Thom Hartmann show, with an avowed supporter of the official story, Skeptic magazine’s Michael Shermer. It was an interesting experience and some good information was communicated, although the format did not allow for a detailed discussion. This debate did not fully settle the question of which outrageous conspiracy theory was the most plausible, but it did provide another helpful example of how Americans are continually being asked to accept the opposite of what they know to be true.

The debate was widely anticipated in some circles, partly because it took months for Hartmann’s producer to find a legitimate defender of the official version of 9/11. Apparently those who knew something of the official story would not publicly support it, and those who would publicly support that official story didn’t know anything about it. That fact in itself is a testament to the progress made by the 9/11 Truth Movement over the last few years.

Pakistan weekly spills 9/11 beans-Telegraph India

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060313/asp/nation/story_5962372.asp

Pakistan weekly spills 9/11 beans
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

Monday, March 13, 2006

New Delhi, March 12: The Pakistan foreign office had paid tens of thousands of dollars to lobbyists in the US to get anti-Pakistan references dropped from the 9/11 inquiry commission report, The Friday Times has claimed.

The Pakistani weekly said its story is based on disclosures made by foreign service officials to the Public Accounts Committee at a secret meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday.

It claimed that some of the commission members were also bribed to prevent them from including damaging information about Pakistan.

The magazine said the PAC grilled officials in the presence of foreign secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan and special secretary Sher Afghan on the money paid to lobbyists.

“The disclosure sheds doubt on the integrity and honesty of the members of the 9/11 inquiry commission and, above all, the authenticity of the information in their final report,” it said.

Zero Investigation- Italian Film to Screen at Festival of the Cinema of Rome "A incendiario documentary"

Zero News #1 - 27 novembre 2007 - www.zerofilm.info
= Grazie a tutti voi
Un grazie a tutti coloro che con il loro sostegno, economico ma non solo, hanno permesso la realizzazione e la presentazione al Festival del Cinema di Roma di “Zero - Inchiesta sul 9-11”. Senza di voi, un vero e proprio movimento di opinione pubblica che ha risposto al nostro appello, non sarebbe mai avvenuta la massiccia invasione nei mass media che abbiamo riscontrato con il film e con il libro omonimo. Soprattutto non sarebbe stato possibile lo sdoganamento di un tema che per troppo tempo è stato un tabù. Grazie di cuore.
Ha mosso i primi passi un gruppo di amanti della verità, il “Gruppo Zero”, che continuerà la sua esperienza nel futuro. Sul sito di Zero e su quello dell’associazione Megachip troverete da qui in avanti tutte le novità sulla distribuzione del film e gli aggiornamenti circa il proseguio della nostra avventura.
= Inizia la distribuzione indipendente di “Zero”. Come collaborare per organizzare proiezioni e incontri

A powerful, eloquent, letter of TRUTH was read on NPR's Weekend Edition this morning 11/25/07.

A powerful, eloquent, letter of TRUTH was read on NPR's Weekend Edition this morning 11/25/07.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16598889

Letters: JFK's Death; Royal Scots Dragoons

Listen Now [2 min 59 sec]

Weekend Edition Sunday, November 25, 2007 · We hear letters from our listeners about a documentary on the JFK assassination and our Veteran's Day piece on the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Musicians for 911 Truth

http://www.musiciansfor911truth.org/

Musicians for 911 Truth

Welcome to www.musiciansfor911truth.org This website is still in it's initial planning stages and I am in the process of gathering musicians to sign up in support of 911 truth. This website IS a discussion outlet and a place for like minded musicians to explore and share the idea of supporting a REAL investigation into the events surrounding the 911 attack. Popular Mechanics, The 911 Commission Report, NIST and others have not answered the important questions regarding the attacks on 9/11/01. This site will contain music, links, ideas, and real discussion about 911, the war in Iraq, and the Patriot movement as a whole. Please leave your comments and suggestions below as this site gets built.

Send me an email and I will add a link to you or your band's website:

Send me an email at:

admin@musiciansfor911truth.org

The empire’s operatives exposed: The Krongards, 9/11, and Blackwater/Iraq By Larry Chin Online Journal Associate Editor

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2652.shtml

The empire’s operatives exposed: The Krongards, 9/11, and Blackwater/Iraq

By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor

Nov 19, 2007, 01:18

New bombshell testimony before Congress has revealed that Alvin B. “Buzzy” Krongard, the former CIA executive director connected to 9/11 insider trading, is a consultant and advisory board member of Blackwater USA, the New World Order’s leading intelligence-related corporate mercenary death squad now under investigation for war crimes, murder, arms smuggling, and fraud in Iraq.

“Buzzy” Krongard’s Blackwater role was confirmed by “Buzzy”’s brother, Howard “Cookie” Krongard, who (not ironically) is the Bush/Cheney administration’s State Department’s inspector general, and the official under fire for stonewalling and quashing attempted probes of Blackwater’s operations.

Sibel Edmonds Case: the untellable AIPAC Case, part 2 By lukery, Democratic Underground

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/28678

Sibel Edmonds Case: the untellable AIPAC Case, part 2
Submitted by davidswanson on Tue, 2007-11-13 18:26. Activism

By lukery, Democratic Underground

In my recent post, " Sibel Edmonds Case: the untellable story of AIPAC," I made the case that the so-called 'AIPAC Case' - the trial of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman - is only the tip of the iceberg.

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds wants to tell us what she knows about various criminal and treasonous activities that she became aware of that involve high level US officials, the embassies of Israel and Turkey, and lobbying groups associated with those two countries - primarily AIPAC and the American Turkish Council.

In this post, I want to discuss a few extra items that I didn't mention in my post last week.

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(cross-posted at Let Sibel Edmonds Speak)

In my previous post, I quoted from a September 2004 Washington Post article which stated:

Bush marks Veterans Day in Texas...by revealing THE PLAN

"The enemies who attacked us six years ago want to strike our country again, and next time they hope to kill Americans on a scale that will make 9/11 pale by comparison."

http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila/Bush_marks_Veterans_Day_in_Texas_11112007.html

Bush marks Veterans Day in Texas...

Bush Marks 5th Veterans Day Since the Invasion of Iraq in Texas; Cheney Visits Arlington

DEB RIECHMANN
AP News

Nov 11, 2007 18:24 EST

Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President Bush honored U.S. troops past and present at a tearful ceremony Sunday for four Texans who died there.

The White House had said Bush was going to also use his Veterans Day speech to scold Congress for not sending him a veterans spending bill. But the president finished without any reference to the bill or Congress.

"In their sorrow, these families need to know — and families all across our nation of the fallen — need to know that your loved ones served a cause that is good and just and noble," Bush said. "And as their commander in chief, I make you this promise: Their sacrifice will not be in vain."

Could Musharraf’s Actions Be a Dry Run for Bushco? By Reggie, Contributing Editor, TvNewsLIES.org

Could Musharraf’s Actions Be a Dry Run for Bushco?

A question posed by Reggie, Contributing Editor, TvNewsLIES.org

Does any thinking person really believe that the President of Pakistan is able to make ANY political or military decision without the approval, if not the actual direction of the US Government?

The answer is so damned obvious as to be childish: NO, HE CANNOT… because US dollars protect Pervez Musharraf and keep him in power. The 700 MILLION dollars in economic and military assistance the US gave to Musharraf this year alone are most definitely not an altruistic gift that comes without strings. The 800 million dollars scheduled to reach the Pakistani government in 2008 will guarantee that Musharraf continues to do exactly what the Bush administration wants. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that President/General Musharraf would not last a day in office without US aid and protection. Not a single day.

UK Muslim Leader Speaks out on 9/11, 7/7, CFR, Trilateral Commission and "Common Purpose" by Andrew Johnson

http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_andrew_j_071102_uk_muslim_leader_spe.htm

November 3, 2007 at 11:44:52
UK Muslim Leader Speaks out on 9/11, 7/7, CFR, Trilateral Commission and "Common Purpose"
by Andrew Johnson

http://www.opednews.com

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UK - Birmingham Central Mosque, 30th Oct 2007 - Elias Davidsson, Icelandic Scholar and Human Rights Activist had been giving a short series of talks in the UK regarding the lack of evidence for the official story of events on 9/11 being true. Following Mr Davidsson's talk, Dr Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham Central Mosque, addressed the audience regarding the context of 9/11 from both a Muslim and a wider perspective, saying that the official story of 9/11 and 7/7 was an "insult" to his intelligence.

In 2002, Mr Davidsson started research into the events of September 11, 2001 and founded the Icelandic chapter of the 9/11 truth movement. In October 2007, Mr Davidsson came to the UK and gave several talks regarding the basic lack of evidence which is available to support the official story of the 9/11 tragedy.