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Judge Manfred Delong granted conditional discharge to Splitting the Sky, who had been charged with obstructing a peace officer while attempting a citizens arrest of George W Bush for war crimes.
The judge ordered that Splitting the Sky must make a $1,000 donation to a charity of his choice and pay a $50 victim fine surcharge as conditions of his probation.
Speaking to reporters outside the court after the sentencing hearing, Splitting the Sky announced he would make his $1000 donation to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
Listen to Joshua Blakeney, who was present at the sentencing hearing.
Alan Greenspan, then Chairman of the Federal Reserve, told the American Bankers Association’s Annual Convention on October 23, 2001, that the destruction of the World Trade Center had caused "difficulties in rolling over maturing commercial paper".
The resulting shortfalls in the coverage of billions of dollars of maturing paper were managed by rolling fails into the next day's settlement or by drawing on bank lines, causing bank assets to balloon for a few days.
Disruptions of communication lines and the shift to backup sites caused delays in payments and settlements, with billions in funds building up at a small number of participants. Fed and bank balance sheets ballooned with the maldistribution of reserves ...
On November 27, 2001, Governor Laurence H. Meyer gave a speech before the National Association of Business Economics, St. Louis, Missouri , in which he said ...
The New York Times reports on the "strained relationship between the White House and the departing spymaster Dennis C. Blair" ...
In recent months, Mr. Blair had also made a push to rein in covert activities carried out by the C.I.A., reflecting his view that the United States had become too enamored over stealth activities.
He even developed rules to guide policy makers before they approved a covert action. Among them were guidelines that covert activity should never be employed “for the purpose of circumventing a lack of U.S. public support for any particular overt policy,” according to one American official.
Officials said that some in the White House and C.I.A. bristled at Mr. Blair’s efforts to exert greater oversight over covert action. The reaction, they said, puzzled Mr. Blair, who had thought he had been given a degree of authority over these activities.
Seems to me, some oversight of covert operations would be a good idea ... apparently, the powers that be don't agree.
Businessweek reports on a study of the health consequences of WTC dust for Ground Zero workers...
The study was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
The findings are based on an investigation involving 102 volunteer and paid post-9/11 World Trade Center workers.
Although most of the study participants were unaware of any smelling hardship, the authors found that two years after the exposure, 22 percent of the workers were less able to detect odors, while almost 75 percent were less able to detect irritants that cause pain, tingling, burning, stinging and/or prickling.
In terms of irritant detection, such long-term smelling impairment was harshest among those who were on the World Trade Center site immediately following the buildings' collapse. Such workers were rendered almost totally unable to detect irritants, the researchers found.
Yet more reason to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center on 9/11.
I recently wrote to several departments of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, requesting a response to six questions.
The letter read:
I am writing to respectfully request a response to the following questions:
1) Why does the ABC refuse to permit any discussion or debate about the controversy surrounding 9/11 and the diverse array of alternative commentaries on the subject?
2) Why does the ABC refuse to report on any of the independent investigations and publications that have been produced by individuals and citizen groups over the last nine years, regarding the events of 9/11?
3) Is there any formal or informal arrangement between the ABC and the Government or IC (Intelligence Community) with regard to reporting on the issues surrounding 9/11?
4) Is the ABC cognisant of the widespread, public scepticism, doubt and distrust about the official explanation for the events of 9/11?
5) Does the ABC believe it is immoral, inappropriate or impermissible to scrutinize or question the veracity of conventional wisdom and official dogma regarding momentous, historical events?
The global, distributed, decentralized network of independent citizen activists and researchers known as the 9/11 Truth movement actually constitutes a free, open-source intelligence gathering and dissemination system - it could be thought of as a citizens intelligence movement.
This system, or movement, represents a valuable and effective instrument for public security and the protection of hard won civil liberties and political freedoms.
The information garnered, analysed, collated and distributed worldwide via the internet, represents a wealth of knowledge and evidence that can actively hinder or constrain the extralegal activities of state, especially those that threaten grave harm to the citizenry.
Since 2001, the public use of the internet and the consequential surge in the exchange of knowledge and information previously kept hidden by media (self-) censorship, have led to a broadening and a deepening of the social discourse.
Subjects previously kept strictly off limits have gained unprecedented exposure, which in turn has expanded the pool of knowledge and advanced public understanding of contemporary power structures and their covert machinations.
Libertarian Chair candidates debate 9/11 Truth - Independent Political Report
Hancock told the audience: ?I will not back off from this 9/11 investigation. Will he?? Root responded: ?Abso-freaking-lutely. I?d run away from it like a train on the tracks. If you want to destroy this Party, name a national chairman who believes that 9/11 was an inside job by the government.? Hancock rebutted by saying ?if we?re not out there telling the Truth on things like 9/11? then the LP is ?not relevant?.
A former bin Laden associate has said that the Al-Qaeda leader did not expect the United States to strike back as hard as it has following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
"What happened after September 11 was beyond their imagination," The New York Post quoted Noman Benotman, who was the head of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in 2000, as having told the WTOP Radio.
Benotman said Al-Qaeda was overly confident based on the U.S. response to the attacks carried out by the group on their embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
"I'm 100 percent sure they had no clue about what was going to happen," he added. Meanwhile, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official also backed Bentoman's claims.
"Several captured terrorists have said publicly that Al-Qaeda never expected the towers to fall. Their goal was to frighten people and impact the U.S. economy, so they really didn't plan for the massive response the U.S. launched," the official said.
Well gee, that surely must prove bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 then...
Pew Study Finds 'Perfect Storm' of Government Discontent - Business Week
Only 22 percent of survey respondents said they can trust the government in Washington and 30 percent said the federal government is a major threat to their freedom.
Few trust the government, poll finds - LA Times
Growing numbers of people want government's power curtailed, Pew reports.
Majority of Americans distrust the government - Washington Post
Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they do not trust the U.S. government to do what is right.
Defense says NY synagogue-bomb plot was feds' idea - Washington Post
Four men accused of trying to bomb synagogues and shoot down planes in New York last spring did little more than go along with a fake plot proposed, directed and funded by the federal government.
A federal informant chose the targets, offered payment, provided maps and bought the only real weapon involved, a handgun, the attorneys said in a dismissal motion filed this week in federal court.
"The government well knew that their case had been a government-inspired creation from day one and that the defendants had not been independently seeking weapons or targets," the motion said.
The dismissal motion identified the government's agent as Shaheed Hussain, a "professional informant" for the FBI. The defense claimed he was directed to visit suburban mosques, find members with anti-American leanings and recruit them to join a fake terror plot supposedly funded by a Pakistan-based group.
From Veterans Today
By Gordon Duff, Marine Vietnam veteran, UN Diplomat, defense contractor and widely published expert on military and defense issues.
So far, the ?9/11 truth? movement is what it looks like, people unsatisfied with the explanation they got, scientists, scholars, politicians, world leaders and a few crazy people, all loosely tied to one idea, finding the truth, a truth that key members of the 9/11 Commission have said is not in their report because of a ?criminal conspiracy? to mislead them.
If anything, the ?9/11 truth ?movement is the victim, a victim of smear campaigns and it is increasingly reported that their organizations, which number in the hundreds, have come under investigation by security agencies and their membership has been heavily infiltrated much as with the militia movements of the 80s and 90s.
ABC News Nightline has an agenda ... to frame legitimate inquiry and scrutiny of the 9/11 crime as some sort of lunatic fringe obsession with conspiracy theories ... as this video demonstrates, ABC News Nightline has used highly emotive language and implied derision to provoke exasperated responses, then selectively edited footage to achieve the desired result ...
ABC News Nightline tried very hard to equate inquiry into 9/11 with lone gunman and lunatic fringe ...
NIST claimed there was NO "incredibly loud sound" that would indicate explosives were used to demolish WTC 7.
NIST used this lame and untrue assertion to justify their refusal to test for explosive residues at ground zero.
The following video proves NIST lied in an attempt to cover up WTC demolition ...
These images were originally captured by Aman Zafar on 35mm film using a tripod mounted, high quality camera.
The images show flashes occuring inside the Twin Towers on numerous floors during the time the towers were burning. One flash in particular (shown below) appears to have blown out windows on that floor and smoke is later seen emanating from the previously undamaged portion of the building.
These bright, white flashes would seem to provide corroborating evidence that explosions were occurring inside the Twin Towers prior to their "collapse", as shown in this video ...
"This is probably the most important photograph taken on 9/11" - Gordon Ross, Engineer
This photograph, taken by Aman Zafar from his apartment in Jersey, clearly shows that the core of the South Tower was severed well below the level of the aircraft impact and therefore could not have been severed by the aircraft.
The lower 60 plus floors of the inner core survived the initial collapse front and came down moments later. It could not, therefore, have collapsed, as NIST claims, under the weight of the falling upper section of the tower, which had already disappeared.
Gordon Ross presents a plausible and coherent explanation for the observed destruction of the Twin Towers.
Listen to the final moments of the daring rescue efforts of the New York City Fire Department operating in the South Tower of the World Trade Center moments before it suddenly exploded into oblivion. From ae911truth
Narrated by Major Reginald Shinn USAF (Ret)
Edit: Some notes courtesy of Major Reginald Shinn USAF (Ret):
- The audio tape was released in 2002 November by the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey.
- The last part of the tape was redacted upon release.
[Edit by LeftWright]
Video footage posted on YouTube proves foreknowledge of the destruction of WTC7.
At the media briefing on the NIST Investigation into the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, August 21, 2008, lead investigator Dr Sham Sunder claimed "What we found was that uncontrolled building fires similar to fires we have seen in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event. The collapse of World Trade Center 7 was primarily due to fires. This is the first time that we are aware of, that a building over 15 stories tall has collapsed primarily due to fire."
Academic research in the behavioral sciences provides clues to effective campaigning for 9/11 truth.
A paper published in the February issue of American Behavioral Scientist, entitled "In Denial of Democracy: Social Psychological Implications for Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11", contains information relevant to anyone involved in raising awareness about the crime of 9/11.
The paper identifies some of the barriers encountered by 9/11 truth activists and explains some of the psychological mechanisms that prevent people from looking at the evidence objectively. By gaining insight into the reasons why some people find it difficult to confront the issue of 9/11, truth activists can learn to raise the issue in ways that reach people in a more effective manner.
Video footage posted on YouTube refutes NIST's claim of no evidence for explosions in WTC7.
At the media briefing on the NIST Investigation into the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, August 21, 2008, lead investigator Dr Sham Sunder claimed "We did not find any evidence that explosives were used in the collapse of Building 7. We ran down detailed computer simulations of blast scenarios - what you see in the slide are the expected air pressures from the smallest possible blast capable of crippling a critical column. This size blast would have produced an incredibly large sound that was not recorded on videos of the collapse nor reported by witnesses"
Senate Burglary: Cia Domestic Black-Op Team Arrested - Veterans Today
The burglary at Senator Mary Landrieu?s office in the New Orleans Federal Building was more than it seemed, much more. All of the 4 arrested had been trained by the CIA and, possibly, Israel. One arrested, Stan Dai, is listed as an Operations Officer of the Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program and a known expert and lecturer on, not only surveillance but explosives training, assassinations and ?false flag operations.? If you wanted a plane to crash, an enemy to get sick and die or a building to blow up, Dai would be the man to know how to make it happen. Problem is, his skills were being used as part of a criminal conspiracy inside the United States against members of our own government.
From American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 53, No. 6 February 2010
Protecting democracy requires that the general public be educated on how people can be manipulated by government and media into forfeiting their civil liberties and duties. This article reviews research on cognitive constructs that can prevent people from processing information that challenges preexisting assumptions about government, dissent, and public discourse in democratic societies. Terror management theory and system justification theory are used to explain how preexisting beliefs can interfere with people?s examination of evidence for state crimes against democracy (SCADs), specifically in relation to the events of September 11, 2001, and the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. Reform strategies are proposed to motivate citizens toward increased social responsibility in a post-9/11 culture of propagandized fear, imperialism, and war.
Officials Warn al Qaeda 'Certain' to Try Attack Soon - WSJ
Al Qaeda remains a significant threat to the US and the group's recent evolution in tactics includes dispatching individuals who can enter the US without arousing suspicion, such as the man accused of attempting the Christmas Day attack. Such tactics have created "a new degree of difficulty" for US spies seeking to thwart the next attack.
In addition to terrorism, cyberattacks are the other key threat Mr. Blair emphasized, saying that "American efforts are not strong enough" to combat cyber threats. The recent cyberattacks on Google were a "wake-up call" that the attackers are outstripping US defenses.
Blair said it isn't certain that US computer networks would remain available in a time of crisis.
Senators Warned of Terrorist Attack on U.S. by July - NYT
Man who says he spied on Calif. mosques sues FBI - WaPo
Craig Monteilh is seeking $10 million from the FBI in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles.
Monteilh said he infiltrated mosques for the FBI and gave the agency information about Ahmadullah Niazi, the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden's bodyguard ...
Monteilh said he began posing as a new Muslim convert to infiltrate Southern California mosques between July 2006 and October 2007. He claimed that FBI agents authorized him to record Muslims using electronic surveillance at mosques, homes and gyms ...
Monteilh said the federal agency vowed to pay him $100,000 and relocate him after his anti-terrorism work.
FBI planting spies in U.S. mosques, Muslim groups say - CNN
The groups claim the FBI has sent undercover agents posing as worshippers into mosques, pressured Muslims to become informants, labeled civil rights advocates as criminals and spread misinformation.
by Jason Leopold - Truthout
"We did not ask for this fight," the president said. "On September 11, 2001, nineteen men hijacked four airplanes and used them to murder nearly 3,000 people. They struck at our military and economic nerve centers. They took the lives of innocent men, women and children without regard to their faith or race or station. Were it not for the heroic actions of the passengers on board one of those flights, they could have also struck at one of the great symbols of our democracy in Washington, and killed many more."
Using the 9/11 attacks to justify an escalation could end up backfiring on Obama... (read more)
So if 9/11 is of such fundamental importance, why can't we investigate the event?
Clearly, the Truth about 9/11 threatens the ideological foundation of US-led "interventions" in that part of the world, if not the entire edifice of the West's militarised, hegemonic foreign policy.
Sydney Morning Herald weighs in on 9/11 conspiracy theory - by RICK FENELEY
"Building 7 has preoccupied conspiracy theorists ever since. Many believe it was brought down by controlled explosions. And if it was, so were the Twin Towers. And if they're willing to believe that, it is not such a big leap to conclude that the whole atrocity was a US Government plot. They have not been silenced by an official report that concludes their theories are bunkum."
Amazing, Ozzy MSM finally mentions 9/11...
Not so amazing, it has to be a biased, ill-informed piece of infotainment... nothing more than propaganda, really.
I'm so sick of the lying, twisted proponents of the official dogma.
The Sydney Mornig Herald claims to be commited to presenting information fairly and accurately.
They claim to welcome comments, suggestions and information about errors that call for corrections.
ReaderLink, ( email@example.com ) the Herald's reader services department, answers inquiries, investigates possible inaccuracies and acts on complaints.
RUDY GIULIANI: The Obama administration is repeating the mistake of history. Many, many people have regarded that as a mistake that it was regarded just as a civilian act. It should have been treated as an act of war.
And it's part of the bigger picture here. It's part of Barack Obama deciding that we're not at war on terrorism any longer. Remember, he's told us we can't use the term "war on terror". The only problem with that is the terrorists haven't stopped going to war with us.