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"Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans."

Statement by the President in His Address to the Nation


8:30 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.

The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong.

A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

Another Smoking Gun: Condi & Crew Knew!


by Les Jamieson

Famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward is out with a new book, State of Denial. While it focuses on the lies of Bush and Rumsfeld regarding Iraq, it reveals that Condaleeza Rice was warned on July 10, 2001 by George Tenet and his counter-terrism expert, Cofer Black, that a serious attack was imminent.

In essence, Woodward shows that Condi blocked this key warning with what Tenet called "a brush-off". This is gross dereliction of duty and malfeasance, which are seriously punishable crimes. She then perjured herself in front of the 9/11 Commission, as is seen in the Mitchell article excerpt below, when she said the Aug. 6th Presidential Daily Briefing wasn't specific, was past tense, and only mentioned threats from abroad! After these criminal acts, SHE GOT PROMOTED TO SECRETARY OF STATE! What does this say? It incriminates the whole administration.

So here are some sources:

Book Says Bush Ignored Urgent Warning on Iraq
NY Times, September 29, 2006

The 537-page book describes tensions among senior officials from the very beginning of the administration. Mr. Woodward writes that in the weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, Mr. Tenet believed that Mr. Rumsfeld was impeding the effort to develop a coherent strategy to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Mr. Rumsfeld questioned the electronic signals from terrorism suspects that the National Security Agency had been intercepting, wondering whether they might be part of an elaborate deception plan by Al Qaeda.

On July 10, 2001, the book says, Mr. Tenet and his counterterrorism chief, J. Cofer Black, met with Ms. Rice at the White House to impress upon her the seriousness of the intelligence the agency was collecting about an impending attack. But both men came away from the meeting feeling that Ms. Rice had not taken the warnings seriously.

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Michael Wolsey Interviews Jon Gold

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Long time 9/11 Activist, Jon Gold joins Visibility 9-11 this week.  Jon was a member of the Steering Committee.  He has confronted Rep. Curt Weldon about the inside job of 9/11.  Currently, he has extremely informational blogs available on as well as his own site, the YBBS. Interviews

Since there has been a mass influx of people into the 9/11 Truth Movement, I thought it would be a good idea to let people have the chance to talk with those who have contributed so much to this cause.

I have sent out an email to the people I think people could learn something from. So far, I have received 3 gracious responses.

They are:

Janice Matthews - Executive Director for
Dave Slesinger - Activist from
Kevin Ryan - Whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Those who are willing to participate, will set a time for when they are available, and it will be posted here. This thread will be moderated. If you are disrespectful, your comments will be deleted.

This is meant to be a way for newcomers to learn from those who have been doing this for so long.

Please try and take advantage of the knowledge from this thread. It will be invaluable.

The Trials Of Henry Kissinger

It was recently reported that "Henry Kissinger has been advising President Bush and Vice President Cheney about Iraq, telling them that "victory is the only meaningful exit strategy," author and journalist Bob Woodward said."

Henry Kissinger was also Bush's first choice to head the 9/11 Commission.

I thought it was important that people see this movie.

Why Didn't The President Receive "Air Cover" On 9/11?

By Jon Gold

I saw someone mention tonight the fact that the Secret Service didn't bother to protect the President on 9/11, and this question occurred to me. "Did the President receive "Air Cover" at any time during his time at Booker Elementary?"

So, I set out to see when the President received "Air Cover." It made sense to me that during a time when America was "under attack" from kamikaze hijackers in commercial airliners, that the President of the United States would receive "Air Cover." Especially considering there was an international airport not 5 miles away. Makes sense, right?

Thanks to Paul Thompson's GREAT WORK, I found the following:

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Ashcroft Blasts 9-11 Commission



By Shaun Waterman Oct 6, 2006, 0:43 GMT

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- Former Attorney General John Ashcroft this week became the only Cabinet-level Bush official to attack the Sept. 11 Commission, writing in his memoirs it 'seemed obsessed with trying to lay the blame for the terrorist attacks at the feet of the Bush administration, while virtually absolving the previous administration of responsibility.'

Ashcroft also writes that the commission`s hearings 'were not so much about discovering the truth as they were about assessing blame and grandstanding,' adding that they 'degenerated into show trials.'

GOP Commissioner Slade Gorton, a former senator from Washington State, told United Press International Thursday that he found the charges 'extraordinary,' recalling that President Bush had personally repudiated Ashcroft`s tactics in his sparring with the commission.

9/11 Conspiracy Myths: Truth Under Attack

Ignoring the evidence, conspiracy theorists invent elaborate 9/11 fantasies. America has much to learn from the events of 9/11, but conspiracy mongering poisons the discourse and dishonors the victims of a national tragedy.


Please be sure to read "Popular Mechanics Debunked", and "You're Dishonoring The Family Members".

By Senator John McCain
Published in the September, 2006 issue.

No American living today will forget what happened on September 11, 2001. Each of us will remember how the serenity of that bright morning was destroyed by a savage atrocity, an act so hostile we could scarcely imagine any human being capable of it. The realization sank into the heart of every one of us: America was vulnerable and under attack. On September 11, evil literally took flight.

Why Progressives Need To Drop The Foley Outcry

I know most of us here have a sour taste in our mouth regarding both Democrats and Republicans. Bare with Mrs. O'Connor. She's trying to make the most of the available system, and I understand that. Please be fair with your commentary.

By Donna Marsh O’Connor,
Mother of Vanessa Lang Langer,
WTC Tower II, 93rd Floor

It’s only just over four weeks to the day of truth for America and its civil liberties, the day through which we will finally know if there are free and fair elections in the United States of America. That is, above all, the number one crisis of our time and progressives, progressive Democrats and plain old centrist Democrats better know it. If we don’t take this election our wars will grow bigger, our children will be fighting them in greater numbers and there will be very little potential for resistance from the middle class.

This week Bob Woodward’s book hit the pages and the television screens and proclaimed loudly that the Bush administration is a “state of denial” about all things wrong with the war on Iraq. Too coded for my taste, Woodward, hedged and distinguished between Bush’s personal optimism (he truly believes in this war) and his and his fellow criminally negligent (at the very least) cohorts—Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Card, etc. But we and most Americans know the truth. Bush lies. He lied about Iraq. He lied about Katrina. He lied about September 11th, 2001.

Can You Show That 9/11 Was An "Inside Job" Without...

Mentioning any of the following:

1) Controlled Demolition
2) A Missile Struck The Pentagon
3) Mini-Nukes At The WTC
4) "TV Fakery"
5) Evidence Was Planted
6) Video/Audio Are Fake
7) Witnesses Are Actors

This is a simple exercise to show people that knowledge is power.

Atta's Father Claims Recent Videos Fake, U.S. And Israel Orchestrated 9/11

Keeping in mind, I doubt any father would want to admit their son had anything to do with something as horrific as 9/11.

Terrorist's Father Accuses Israel and U.S. of Planning 9/11


06:25 Oct 03, '06 / 11 Tishrei 5767

( Muhammad a-Sayed Atta, father of Muhammad Atta, one of the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 fatal attacks, claims that recently published photographs of his son were forged by the United States.

In an interview with Saudi newspaper Al Watan, Atta senior says, "the United States is who orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks and was assisted by Jewish planners. This was in order to cover up even greater disasters that were starting to be revealed."



Cairo, 3 Oct. (AKI) - The father of Mohammed Atta, the leader of the September 11 hijackers, says a video published by the British daily The Sunday Times, showing Atta 20 months before the Twin Towers attacks, is false. "The video-testament of my son is false and I continue to believe he is innocent" Muhammad al-Amir al-Sayd Atta, 71, told Saudi daily al-Watan. "The Americans tampered with and falsified that video" he alleged, " they want to change the truth in order to achieve their goals in the Middle East."

Rumsfeld, Ashcroft Said To Have Received Warning Of Attack

Source: McClatchy Newspapers

By Jonathan S. Landay, Warren P. Strobel and John Walcott
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target that was given to the White House two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The State Department's disclosure Monday that the pair was briefed within a week after then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was told about the threat on July 10, 2001, raised new questions about what the Bush administration did in response, and about why so many officials have claimed they never received or don't remember the warning.

One official who helped to prepare the briefing, which included a PowerPoint presentation, described it as a "10 on a scale of 1 to 10" that "connected the dots" in earlier intelligence reports to present a stark warning that al-Qaida, which had already killed Americans in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and East Africa, was poised to strike again.

Former CIA Director George Tenet gave the independent Sept. 11, 2001, commission the same briefing on Jan. 28, 2004, but the commission made no mention of the warning in its 428-page final report. According to three former senior intelligence officials, Tenet testified to commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste and to Philip Zelikow, the panel's executive director and the principal author of its report, who's now Rice's top adviser.

Tony Snow Takes Questions On 9/11

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Tony Snow skirts around the issues. As you would expect a "Press Secretary" of this Administration to do.

Questions And Answers With 9/11 Family Member: Donna Marsh O'Connor

Donna Marsh O'Connor lost her daughter Vanessa Lang Langer on 9/11/2001. She recently appeared at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on 9/11/2006. The purpose of her appearance was to call for a new investigation into the attacks of 9/11. I thought it would be prudent for people to know a little bit about Mrs. O'Connor, and her story.

1. I understand you taught writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University for 20+ years. What was the average day like in your classroom, and what kinds of topics did you cover? How did you become involved in that track, and why did you retire?

I did not retire, I stepped down. There were very few average days in my classroom. For 20 years, I taught students to describe what they see before their eyes, what the smell, what they touch before they came to the point of judgement. My focus in teaching writing was always to ask students to think of themselves as individual agents in the center of a public text, to think about the way pronouns work to mask their agency (I, We You, etc...) and the way those pronouns obviate questions a writer needs to have in order not to simply replicate ideas in the collective air. In short, I taught my students to be more conscious as American writers and to begin to sort through American discursive polarities and to try to account for more sophisticated nuances and differences. Most of my years in the classroom were life changing for me and (my students often reported) for them, too. I never taught or suggested students believe what I said. I simply helped them to understand in complex ways that writers must come to a deep understaning of "others" before coming to judgements. My courses were difficult, but (I was told) worth it. Increasingly, after 9/11, I saw that my own individual agency as a teacher and a creator of text in the classroom was changing. At the same time, the American public texts were becoming more explosive. Students (not all of them) wanted to back away. The media always feature into my teaching. Now, increasingly, the media was becoming more and more about covering up the key details of issues. I saw that if I stayed I would become less able to postpone judgement myself. Rather than teatching students processes of questioning and understanding, I would have been (perhaps rightly (interesting word!)) accused of putting forward an anti-administration agenda. For me, that meant time to step down.

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Condi's Killer Pen

On September 24th, the NYPost reported that it was Condoleezza Rice's office that "gave final approval to the infamous Environmental Protection Agency press releases days after 9/11 claiming the air around Ground Zero was "safe to breathe."

That story has since been removed from the NYPost's servers.

The only other news agency to cover this story was NY1 News.

Isn't that "newsworthy" enough for our media? It is WELL KNOWN that there are sick and dying individuals from the toxins of Ground Zero. Why then doesn't our media think Condi's involvement warrants attention?

Is it not juicy enough for you media? Is it because we're in an election cycle, and news like this would be bad for the Republican party?

Well guess what. It gets even juicier.

Not only did Condi's office give final approval for the press release that has affected 1000's of New Yorkers, "two devastating memos, written by the U.S. and local governments, show they knew. They knew the toxic soup created at Ground Zero was a deadly health hazard. Yet they sent workers into the pit and people back into their homes."

What do you say to that media? U.S. and local Governments knowingly sent New Yorkers to their death.

Is that "newsworthy" enough for you?