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Alleged 9/11 Architect To Have Hearing

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Could Receive Gitmo Hearing In 3 Months

Source: CBSNews


(CBS/AP) Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, is expected to face a hearing here within three months to determine whether he is an enemy combatant, a military official said Wednesday.

Mohammed and 13 other "high-value" detainees recently transferred from CIA custody to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will face Combatant Status Review Tribunals, said Navy Capt. Phil Waddingham, director of the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants.

The 14 new detainees will be invited to appear at the hearings, held in a small room inside a prefab building here, which will determine whether they are combatants, Waddingham told reporters. If Mohammed appears, it would mark the first time he has been seen since he was captured more than three years ago.

Detainees can refuse to appear but the tribunals will be held regardless, Waddingham said.

Army Brig. Gen. Edward A. Leacock, the deputy commander of Guantanamo, said the 14 new detainees are being treated humanely.

Rep. Curt Weldon Included In List Of 20 Most Corrupt Members Of Congress


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Curt Weldon is a tenth-term member of Congress, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania. His ethics issues stem from using his position to financially benefit his children and a family friend.

Cecilia Grimes was a small town real estate agent from Media, PA until March of 2003, when she became a lobbyist dealing exclusively with businesses with interests before Rep. Weldon, whom Ms. Grimes describes as a “longtime family friend.” Despite her lack of lobbying experience, Ms. Grimes represents numerous clients with business before Rep. Weldon. For example, after Oto Melara, the weapons manufacturing arm of Finmeccanica announced plans to open a new plant in Rep. Weldon’s district in 2004, the Congressman forced the Navy to test out Oto Melara’s cannons on the next generation of Littoral Combat Ships. Oto Melara subsequently hired Cecilia Grimes as a lobbyist for $20,000 a year.


I'm posting this because Bush today said that the leaders of Iran are using their "resources to fund terrorism and fuel extremism and pursue nuclear weapons."

Here is everything I have on Iran.

Incidentally, for a time, I spelled nuclear, "Nucular." I'm sure you can figure out why. ;)

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Planning For Possible Attack On Iran

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Warns Iran Over Missiles, Punishes Chinese Firms

Condoleeza Rice Issues Warning To Iran

Iran 'Will Stick To Nuclear Plan'

U.S. Uses Drones To Probe Iran For Nukes

Iran And Syria Say To Build 'Common Front'

BREAKING NEWS: Powerful Blast In Iran

Russia To Ink Iran Atom Fuel Deal

It Can't Be "Just A Handful" ANYMORE!!!

Outside U.N., protesters urge Bush to end Iraq war

Source: Reuters

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
19 Sep 2006 19:15:42 GMT

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters including former American soldiers rallied outside U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, urging the U.S. government to end the war in Iraq and bring home the troops.

Nearby, about 200 other protesters demonstrated against the presence of the Iranian president, others called for human rights in Myanmar, and just a handful demonstrated to press claims the United States orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks.

While world leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly inside, about 2,000 anti-Iraq war protesters chanted "Peace can work, no more war" half an hour before U.S. President George W. Bush spoke.

"This war has drained the economy and has cost a lot of lives," said Claire Thompson, a nurse and union leader. "We're calling on our leaders to end this unsustainable war and just bring the troops back home."

There have been 2,681 U.S. military deaths since the Iraq war began in March 2003, according to Pentagon figures, and 147,000 U.S. troops are serving there. At least tens of thousands of Iraqis also have died in the war.

Five Years Later: The Official Story Falls Apart

State Department, media launch assault on 9/11 dissent

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The government is getting desperate. Two major polls recently showed that a growing number of Americans doubt the official story around 9/11. On Aug. 28, the State Department responded with a direct assault against “misinformation,” by publishing a statement that attacked the fringes of the 9/11 Truth Movement. A major media brouhaha immediately followed. The New York Times published a sarcastic sniff at 9/11 activism, titled “U.S. Counters 9/11 Theories Of Conspiracy” on September 2. Time magazine ran a sympathetic but dismissive review of the popular 9/11 film “Loose Change.” ABC/Disney chimed in recently with a docu-drama based on the 9/11 Commission Report.

A New Documentary About Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger

A Documentary on State Secrets Privilege & U.S. Whistleblowers



Alexandria, VA--- “Kill the Messenger,” a documentary produced by Zadig Productions, directed by French filmmakers Mathieu Verboud and Jean Robert Viallet, is scheduled to air on Canal + in France on September 19, 2006. The film will also be aired in Belgium, on BeTV, and Australia, on SBS, this fall. The documentary explores the abuses behind the State Secrets Privilege as invoked in FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds’ case as well as highlighting the travails and persecution of US national security whistleblowers.

Pictures From Ground Zero: The 5th Anniversary Of 9/11

Big thanks to AuGmENTor

You can see all 31 of them here.


Lee Hamilton: The 9/11 Commission's Mandate Was "To Tell The Story Of 9/11"

I stumbled across this article from the Statesman Journal, and saw what Lee Hamilton was passing off as the mandate for the 9/11 Commission.

He states:

We had two mandates. One was to tell the story of 9/11, and I think we did that reasonably well. The story that we told has stood up and will certainly become the starting point for anybody who investigates 9/11.

As you can see on the 9/11 Commission's very own website, their mandate was to:

"provide a “full and complete accounting” of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and recommendations as to how to prevent such attacks in the future."

If the "story" that the 9/11 Commission told us was only the "starting point", then how can it be a "Full and Complete Accounting" of the attacks of September 11th?

At first, I was angry with Mr. Hamilton for not telling us the truth about what their mandate was.

Then, it occurred to me. He wasn't lying.

Philip Zelikow, a man who's expertise is "the creation and maintenance of, in his words, “public myths” or “public presumptions” was in charge of the 9/11 Commission.

9/11 First Responders And More Speak Out On 9/9/2006

1- Intro - Les Jamieson - NY Stories
2- David Miller-National Guard
3- Craig Bartmer-Police Officer
4- Mike McCormick-National Guard
5- Kevin McPadden-Air Force
6- Donna Marsha O'Connor-Victim's Mother
7- Janet McKinley-Resident
8- Willie Rodriguez-J

Thank you to each and every one of you who spoke. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Was This The Appropriate Response For Abby Scott?

During the rally at Ground Zero, there were three invidivuals who were going around, telling everyone that everything we say is a lie, that we're nothing but nuts, and so on.

One of those individuals was Abby Scott. The same individual who frequents, and the same individual who recently made a movie called, "9/11 Conspiracy Wars", where she made sure to focus on those of us with the most outlandish theories, and acted as if they represented us all.

She claims that she confronted me with 9/11 Truth, but the only thing she said to me was, "Are you John Doe?"

Apparently, she's infatuated with me because she kept asking me that all throughout the morning.

When I was relaxing with a cigarette, Abby Scott decided to take my picture. Knowing who she is, I decided to let her know what I think of her, and her kind.

Was it the appropriate response?

[dz: innapropriate image removed from blog, left the link.. we can't have ppl post images like this and not expect others to come here and do the same]

Paul Thomspon Tells Us Why "Path To 9/11" Is Crap On Randi Rhodes

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If you watched the families' press conference, you'll know that Paul Thompson, when asked a question, answers with an encyclopedic knowledge of 9/11 behind it.

9/11 Families Ask For A New Investigation - Video

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9/11/2006: WASHINGTON, DC: 55 min.

Family members of 9/11 victims, and others members of 9/11: Press for Truth hold a news conference to challenge the credibility of the 9/11 report.

Be forewarned. This is going to make you cry.

Father Recalls Losing His Son In WTC Attacks

This was written by the same person who interviewed me a few months ago.

Source: Times Herald

By: KEITH PHUCAS, Times Herald Staff

UPPER DUBLIN - It took recovery workers just two days to discover 26-year-old Bobby McIlvaine's burned remains amid tall mounds of pulverized debris at the World Trade Center.

Nearly five years later, the victim's father, Robert McIlvaine, recalled that dental records were necessary to positively identify his son on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001.

"It was brutal," McIlvaine said.

Bobby McIlvaine, a Princeton University graduate, was hired to work in Merrill Lynch & Co.'s offices across from the World Trade Center just weeks before the horrific attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

That day, after getting news of the attacks, Robert and Helen McIlvaine waited for their son to call.

"I wasn't overly concerned, because Bobby didn't work in the (World Trade Center) towers," he said.

But Bobby didn't call the couple's Oreland home.

On Wednesday, McIlvaine and his younger son, Jeffrey, took a train to Manhattan and began a frantic search for information about Bobby's whereabouts.

The Fifth Anniversary Of 9/11

By Jon Gold and Wendi Polinow

I just took part in two of the most amazing days of my life. Yesterday, I was sitting on blogger, and I saw a report about Cooper Union from Radical Pragmatist. It came to me that maybe it was important for me to be there to lend support. Wendi Polinow and I were planning on going up this morning, but I asked if she wanted to go yesterday, and she gladly said ok.

Within about an hour and a half, we were "on the road again" (a song that Wendi brought up, and stuck in my head). We had lunch at Roy Rogers on the New Jersey Turnpike. We arrived at the Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey at about 2pm. We checked in, and headed out for Manhattan.

I hadn't ridden a bus in a long time, so when we were sitting at the bus stop, the song, "Magic Bus" from The Who popped into my head. The bus took us to the Port Authority, which was this massive underground complex. Let it be known, I give all of the credit in the world to New Yorkers. Their subway system, which actually isn't that bad once you get used to it, is part of a way of life that I wouldn't want to deal with day in and day out.

Another Look At Norman Mineta's Testmony

After seeing the following paragraph today in Nafeez Ahmed's latest piece on 9/11, I thought maybe I should post this on blogger.

Here is the paragraph from Nafeez's piece:

There are related issues here of public safety. For instance, technologies were in place to remotely direct the hijacked aircraft to avoid the terrible scenario unfolding. “Most modern aircraft have some form of autopilot that could be re-programmed to ignore commands from a hijacker and instead take direction from the ground,” Jeff Gosling of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, told the New Scientist one day after 9/11. Why were these technologies not used to save the aircraft? Why did the 9/11 Commission not bother to ask the same question?

Norman Mineta stated during his testimony before the 9/11 Commission:

"During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out." "The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to "the plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the Vice President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"