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Cheney Asks Judge to Toss CIA Leak Suit

Source: forbes.com

Sibel Edmonds once said, "That's the beauty of it. You can start from the AIPAC angle. You can start from the Plame case. You can start from my case. They all end up going to the same place, and they revolve around the same nucleus of people. There may be a lot of them, but it is one group. And they are very dangerous for all of us." - Jon

By MATT APUZZO 11.14.06, 5:58 PM ET

Vice President Dick Cheney asked a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by former CIA operative who says the White House leaked her identity to the press.

Cheney's attorneys criticized the lawsuit in court papers, saying it invented constitutional rights, intruded on national security discussions and came two years after the statute of limitations had expired.

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson claims that she was outed as retribution for her husband's criticism of the administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq.

Military Exercises, Or Wargames, Related To 9/11


Snippet(s) taken from "The Complete 911 Timeline", an online cooperative research project that evaluates mainstream press and other "credible" news and information sources. Its regular updates are mirrored in this blog to give it more overall exposure as well as provide an opportunity to discuss these research results.

1991: White House Is Protected From Airplane Attack During Gulf War

Time magazine reports in 1994, "During the Gulf War, uniformed air-defense teams could be seen patrolling the top floor [of the White House] with automatic rifles or shoulder-mounted ground-to-air missiles." [Time, 9/26/1994] While a battery of surface-to-air-missiles remains permanently on the roof of the White House, the rest of these defenses are apparently removed after the war is over. [Daily Telegraph, 9/16/2001] Yet even though counterterrorism officials later call the alerts in the summer of 2001 "the most urgent in decades," similar defensive measures will apparently not be taken. [US Congress, 9/18/2002]


Between 1991 and 2001: NORAD Exercise Simulates Crash into Famous US Building

At some point between 1991 and 2001, a regional NORAD sector holds an exercise simulating a foreign hijacked airliner crashing into a prominent building in the United States, the identity of which is classified. According to military officials, the building is not the World Trade Center or the Pentagon. The exercise involves some flying of military aircraft, plus a "command post exercise" where communication procedures are rehearsed in an office environment. [CNN, 4/19/2004]

Entity Tags: North American Aerospace Defense Command


1996-September 11, 2001: New York Office of Emergency Management Practices for Terrorist Attacks, but Not Using Planes as Missiles

New York City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was created in 1996 by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to manage the city's response to catastrophes, including terrorist attacks (see 1996). In the years preceding 9/11, it holds regular interagency training exercises, aiming to carry out a tabletop or field exercise every eight to 12 weeks. Mayor Giuliani is personally involved in many of these. Scenarios drilled include disasters such as poison-gas releases, anthrax attacks, and truck bombs. One exercise, which takes place in May 2001, is based on terrorists attacking New York with bubonic plague (see May 11, 2001). Another, conducted in conjunction with the New York Port Authority, includes a simulated plane crash. Just one week before 9/11, OEM is preparing a tabletop exercise with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to develop plans for business continuity in New York's Financial District - where the World Trade Center is located - after a terrorist attack. Jerome Hauer, OEM director from 1996 to February 2000, later testifies, "We looked at every conceivable threat that anyone on the staff could think of, be it natural or intentional but not the use of aircraft as missiles." He tells the 9/11 Commission: "We had aircraft crash drills on a regular basis. The general consensus in the city was that a plane hitting a building ... was that it would be a high-rise fire. ... There was never a sense, as I said in my testimony, that aircraft were going to be used as missiles." [Time, 12/31/2001; Jenkins and Edwards-Winslow, 9/2003, pp. 30; 9/11 Commission, 5/19/2004; 9/11 Commission, 5/19/2004 pdf file; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 283] OEM will be preparing for a bioterrorism exercise the morning of 9/11 (see 8:48 a.m.) (see September 12, 2001).

Entity Tags: New York Port Authority, Rudolph ("Rudy") Giuliani, Office of Emergency Management, Jerry Hauer, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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Kevin Barrett Leaving UW

Barrett Leaving UW - wkowtv.com

Mon 11/13/2006 - Controversial instructor Kevin Barrett told 27 News he is not returning to teach at UW-Madison in the spring semester.

Barrett had been paid $8,000 to teach a one semester, introduction to Islam course, which is not being offered next January.

"The semester by semester lecturing jobs are fairly hard to come by," Barrett said.

"There was no appropriate course to apply for."

Barrett's decision to forego applying for a 2007 UW-Madison lecturing position was first reported by the campus newspaper The Badger Herald.

Barrett'sadvocacy of the theorythe Bush administration was behind controlled demolitions of the World Trade Center's twin towers and other 9/11 destruction brought national headlines, criticism from Governor Jim Doyle and Republican challenger Mark Green, and led UW-Madison's Provost to restrict Barrett's teaching of the subjectto two class sessions.

Barrett critic Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) told 27 News Barrett was likely forced out by a University administration uncomfortable with the attention Barrett's unconventional views brought to the school.

An Idea For Activism

I wonder if it would be possible to "recruit" teams of people willing to make daily phone calls to media outlets, elected officials' offices, etc...

Let's say we get 10 people willing. One week, 2 people would be responsible for the daily phone calls. The next week, 2 new people would be responsible, and so on. At the end of 5 weeks, we'd start over,

This would be the type of thing people could do if they're retired, or have a lot of time on their hands.

The focus of the phone calls could be that the families are calling for a new investigation, or both the families and the people are calling for a new investigation.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Operation Gladio

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Terrorism in Western Europe: An Approach to NATO’s Secret Stay-Behind Armies
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Gladio has been accused of trying to influence policies through the means of "false flag" operations: a 2000 Italian Parliamentary Commission report from the Olive Tree left-wing coalition concluded that the strategy of tension used by Gladio had been supported by the United States to "stop the PCI, and to a certain degree also the PSI (Italian Socialist Party), from reaching executive power in the country".

Propaganda Due (aka P2), a freemason organization, whose existence was discovered in 1981, was closely linked to Gladio. According to a November 18, 1990 article by The Observer, quoted by Statewatch, "Declassified secret service papers reveal that Ted Shackleton, deputy chief of the CIA station in Rome in the 1970s introduced the Licio Gelli – head of the neofascist P2 Masonic lodge and for years a fugitive in Argentina – to General Alexander Haig, then Nixon's chief of staff, and later, from 1974 to 1979, NATO Supreme Commander. P2 was a right-wing shadow government, ready to take over Italy, that included four Cabinet Ministers, all three intelligence chiefs, 48 members of parliament, 160 military officers, bankers, industrialists, top diplomats and the Army Chief of Staff. After meetings between Gelli, Italian military officers and CIA men in the embassy, Gladio was given renewed blessing – and more money – by Haig and the head of the National Security Council, Henry Kissinger. Just how those and later funds were spent is a key point in the Casson investigations."[4]

What Are Your Feelings About Niaz Khan?

We speculate about the identities of the hijackers, whether or not there were any, whether or not they were affiliated with any alphabet agencies, and whether or not they were somehow duped into boarding those planes.

What about Niaz Khan? He was supposedly trained in Pakistan, using a "mock cockpit" of a 767 (something you wouldn't expect to find in a cave, or a "terrorist hideout"), to fly, and hijack planes.

April 2000: Would-Be Hijacker Tells FBI About Plot to Fly Plane into US Building


Niaz Khan. [Source: NBC via Banded Artists Productions]

Niaz Khan, a British citizen originally from Pakistan, is recruited into an al-Qaeda plot. In early 2000 he is flown to Lahore, Pakistan, and then trains in a compound there for a week with others on how to hijack passenger airplanes. He trains on a mock cockpit of a 767 aircraft (an airplane type used on 9/11). He is taught hijacking techniques, including how to smuggle guns and other weapons through airport security and how to get into a cockpit. In April 2000 he flies to the US and told to meet with a contact. He says, “They said I would live there for a while and meet some other people and we would hijack a plane from JFK and fly it into a building.” [London Times, 5/9/2004] He has “no doubt” this is the 9/11 plot. However, Khan slips away and gambles away the money given to him by al-Qaeda. Afraid he would be killed for betraying al-Qaeda, he turns himself in to the FBI. For three weeks, FBI counterterrorism agents in Newark, New Jersey interview him. [MSNBC, 6/3/2004; Observer, 6/6/2004] One FBI agent recalls, “We were incredulous. Flying a plane into a building sounded crazy but we polygraphed him and he passed.” [London Times, 5/9/2004] A former FBI official says the FBI agents believed Khan and aggressively tried to follow every lead in the case, but word came from FBI headquarters saying, “Return him to London and forget about it.” He is returned to Britain and handed over to British authorities. However, the British only interview him for about two hours, and then release him. He is surprised that authorities never ask for his help in identifying where he was trained in Pakistan, even after 9/11. [MSNBC, 6/3/2004] His case will be mentioned in the 2002 9/11 Congressional Inquiry report, but the plot apparently will be mistakenly described as an attempt to hijack a plane and fly it to Afghanistan. [US Congress, 9/18/2002]

Venezuela

Since "a resolution by Venezuela's legislative National Assembly describing the 9/11 attacks as "self-inflicted" has been released, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not Hugo Chavez is the evil leftist dictator our media says he is. I thought it would be good to have this blog here for a reference.

Target Venezuala?

GlobalCorp.

International Perspective: The Militarisation Of Oil

U.S. Nixes China Offer To Buy Citgo Operations In U.S.

Venezuela Halts Work Of U.S. Military Instructors

Rice Protests Deal To Arm Venezuela

US Puts Israel Back On Intellectual Property Blacklist

House Approves Broad Energy Bill

Kevin Barrett Completes The 9/11 Truth Portion Of His Class

Lecturer says taxes go to kill U.S. troops
UW-Madison student response mixed to 9-11 conspiracy view

Source: jsonline.com

By MEGAN TWOHEY
mtwohey@journalsentinel.com
Posted: Nov. 10, 2006

"Your tax dollars are paying for the killing of American soldiers in Iraq. The CIA is paying for resistance in Iraq."

So closed Kevin Barrett's fourth and final lecture on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, delivered as part of his course on Islam at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Anticipation of this part of the course, and Thursday's class in particular, had been building for months.

Barrett has been at the center of a national controversy that also focused on tax dollars - specifically, whether they should be used to teach material considered outrageous, manipulative and inaccurate.

The PA 9/11 Visibility Group Flyer

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Feel free to use any or all of this. It's going to be making its' debut this Saturday at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Come join us if you can.

Dems Win VA, Implementing 9/11 Commission's Recommendations Top Priority

Source: voanews.com

As Kyle Hence recently said at a showing of 9/11: Press For Truth, "We can't let Pelosi get up there and champion the recommendations of this damn Commission without first getting to the bottom of what really happened, and answering all of the questions that the families raised." - Jon

By Dan Robinson
Capitol Hill
08 November 2006

After their victories in Tuesday's mid-term election, Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are laying out their agenda for majority rule, while Republicans analyze their losses. Democrats have again called on President Bush to work with them on a plan that would bring U.S. troops home from Iraq.

Democratic leaders in the House used separate news conferences to talk about how they intend to use their new power in the House.

Voted into the majority with a gain of at least 30 seats in the House, Democrats plan to tackle a range of foreign and domestic issues, from the war in Iraq to the economy and corruption in Congress.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, (r), and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., chairman of^House Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rahm Emanuel, chief architect of the Democrats' campaign strategy, says they will use their majority to move the country forward, while trying to avoid what he calls the politics of polarization practiced by Republicans.

Who's Partisan?

Ok, the Democrats have successfully taken the House of Representatives, and have a chance at taking back the Senate.

Good. Now we have a chance to show EVERYONE just how "Partisan" we really are.

If the Democrats continue to support the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and refuse to investigate the OBVIOUS cover-up regarding 9/11, then they will receive the SAME treatment as the Republicans.

I wonder what we'll be called then? Perhaps "America Haters" will get more attention. Maybe "anti-semitic" will take the lead. Regardless, we DEMAND absolute truth, and absolute accountability. No matter WHAT you call us.

In other words, sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will NEVER hurt us, and we WILL prevail.

The Debunkers Attempt To Debunk 9/11: Press For Truth

Feel free to pick this apart.

9-11 Press For Truth Analysis Part I

http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/2006/09/9-11-press-for-truth-analysis-part-i.html

This is the hot new video in the 9-11 Denial Movement, although that seems a bit odd as the film does not (according to those who've seen it all) include any mention of the popular conspiracy theories, like the Bumble Planes or the missile into the Pentagon, or the controlled demolition at the World Trade Center. I am going to analyze the film in short bits; today I'll look at the first 10 minutes.

The film starts with a brief intro of clips from 9-11, including the initial CNN report and the crash of Flight 175 into the South Tower. It then jumps to President Bush. The music at this point is rather harsh and jarring in the background as the president gives his speech that evening. The image splits into two, then four then 9 and so on, distancing us from him.

We are introduced to three of the four Jersey Girls, 9-11 widows from the Garden State. Note particularly the soft music as they are introduced. The voice over notes that these widows had questions. At the top of their list is the question of "Why had the US military defenses failed to stop any of the four hijacked planes?"

9/11: Press For Truth Screening, Cherry Hill, NJ - 11/4/2006 - Video Inside

Video Google

Here is footage of presentations given by Executive Producers Kyle Hence, and Rory O'Connor as well as Phil Berg Esq. The presentations are followed by a Q&A session that includes me. There is also an interview in the beginning from a WWII Veteran and a Vietnam Veteran. This is a little over an hour.

Let's Have A Multi-Million Man March In Washington D.C.

Yesterday, I took part in a questions and answers session that followed a screening of 9/11: Press For Truth. The topic of what can be done came up. I referenced the illegal immigrant movement, and their ability to get millions of people to take to the streets, and asked, "Why can't we do that? Isn't this important enough?"

Well is it? Why can't we do it? Isn't it time? Isn't there enough people in this movement to fill the lawn in Washington D.C.? We could have family members speak, and researchers and activists within the movement also speak. Who is good at making rallies happen? I think it is time we do this.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations of people to talk to? I'm all ears.