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Poll: The 911 stink that wont go away (Vote & Comment at OpEdNews.com)

http://www.opednews.com/Poll/The-911-stink-that-wont-go-by-Michael-McCoy-080607-552.html

Poll
The 911 stink that wont go away

Considering the extensive body of verifiable evidence that sharply contradicts the official version of the 911 attacks, if you were one person in a group that is preparing to address a large audience of fence-sitters, what single aspect of the crime would you find most compelling and choose to explore?

Oddly collapsing buildings, mysterious pre-impact flashes, missing aircraft debris, puddles of once molten steel and/or videotape anomolies.
The extensive yet seemingly taboo eye witness accounts of multiple, immense explosions prior to the collaspe of each of the WTC towers.
The speedy disposal of or classifying of crime scene evidence at three locations.
The removal of anti-terrorism expert, (in four administrations), Richard Clark from the presiden't inner circle in the months prior to the attacks, even though, according to FBI Chief George tenet that the entire US intelligence system was "blinking red".

One more lie: "liberal media'

Zero-tolerance on altering articles is a good policy; however, that just stopped me from taking the @ out of the author's email to reduce his spam, which i think i've done before; exception warranted?

U.S. intelligence learned in 1998 of a plot to attack the World Trade Center with hijacked airliners and in 1999 of a plot to attack the Pentagon in the same manner. On Aug. 6, five weeks before 9/11, Bush was warned of an imminent attack on the United States. But Bush didn’t bother to put the nation’s defenses on alert, not even when he was told an airliner had hit the World Trade Center.

Nor did he order national defense to action when he was told the nation was under attack. Instead, he lied that there had been no warning and no one imagined airliners being used as bombs, lies he repeated until 2004.

No reporter asked why the mightiest nation the world has known was unable to defend itself from 19 hijackers for an hour and a half.

Oh, the shades and degrees between the OCT and "inside job"

Pilot Adds Perspective To Sept. 11 Attacks: "Touching History"

"In some cases, the facts published in this book, as told to her in interviews with airmen and airline pilots who were involved, differ markedly from the account in The 9/11 Commission Report," retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Larry Arnold, the commander of 1st Air Force in Panama City on Sept. 11, said in "Touching History."
"After reading this book, you decide," Arnold wrote."

Who Is? Larry Arnold
http://visibility911.com/jongold/?p=159

Pilot Adds Perspective To Sept. 11 Attacks

By TED JACKOVICS
The Tampa Tribune
Published: June 8, 2008

Updated:

"Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11," by Lynn Spencer (Free Press, $26)

The late U.S. Army Col. Milton "Bud" Halsey once shared his thoughts on how Cold War air defense units would have responded in an attack on the United States.
"You never know how individuals will react in combat," said Halsey, a Bronze and Silver Star-decorated veteran of two wars. "You have to wait until they take some hits. You won't know how well they will perform until you learn how they respond to casualties."

School apologizes for teacher's comment that 9/11 was inside job (Japan)

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/national/news/20080605p2a00m0na008000c.html

School apologizes for teacher's comment that 9/11 was inside job

FUJISAWA, Kanagawa -- A junior high school has apologized for a teacher's comment in classes that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were carried out by the United States.

In late May, the teacher told classes at Fujisawa Municipal Zengyo Junior High School that the synchronized terrorist attacks were "written and acted out" by the United States.

On Sunday, the school arranged a meeting attended by PTA officials and offered an apology.

Education board officials who received a report from the junior high school said the teacher was in charge of social studies. He reportedly made the comments to students in four second-year classes between May 26 and 29.

One student asked their parents if the terrorist attacks were really a put-up job, and the surprised parents filed protests with the school and the Fujisawa Municipal Board of Education, asking whether such comments in class were appropriate.

An education board official said that the teacher had been trying to make a point but used a bad example.

Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11: An enemy within

Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11: An enemy within

By Matthew Everett
Online Journal Contributing Writer

May 30, 2007, 00:27

What was Rumsfeld doing on 9/11? He deserted his post. He disappeared. The country was under attack. Where was the guy who controls America’s defense? Out of touch! --A senior White House official

On September 11, 2001, the United States suffered its worst attack since Pearl Harbor. Yet, as evidence shows, the country was in many ways undefended for the entire duration of the assault. The Air Force was nowhere to be seen until it was too late. [1] The commander in chief of the armed forces, President George W. Bush, continued with a pre-planned photo op at a school in Florida, only leaving the place at 9:35, just before the time the Pentagon was struck. [2] The acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers was on Capitol Hill. Despite seeing the television reports of the World Trade Center after it was first hit, he continued with a scheduled meeting there, and supposedly was not notified when the second plane hit at 9:03. He therefore did not head back to the Pentagon until around the time it too was hit, and only joined the critical air threat conference call shortly before 10 a.m. By that time, the attacks were nearly over. [3]

Furthermore, new evidence shows that for the critical two hours in which the attacks occurred, the country was effectively without a secretary of defense. An analysis of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s actions on 9/11 reveals several occasions when he was alerted to the attacks that were taking place. Each time, if he were not already doing so, he should have leapt into action and assumed his responsibilities in coordinating a crisis response, and helping to protect the people of America. Yet, instead, his responses were consistent: He did nothing.

Continued...
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2026.shtml

Norquist's Muslim (Terrorist Suspect) Protégés

Not sure how much of this is actually new, the names and connections get me cross-eyed sometimes- Abdurahman Alamoudi & Faisal Gill both are featured in the Complete 9/11 Timeline.
http://cooperativeresearch.org/searchResults.jsp?searchtext=Abdurahman+Alamoudi&events=on&entities=on&articles=on&topics=o...

It's nice to see integrity in the right-wing/conservative movement; if they want to out Saudi Arabia's 9/11 connections and throw corrupt Republicans under the bus at the same time, God bless 'em- the truth rules. Perhaps this will be featured on Air America Stephanie Miller's "Republicans Eating Their Own". It's not likely Saudi involvement with the Bin Ladens can be exposed without exposing the Bushes. Whatever will these elites do- the collapse of the official 9/11 BS is accelerating. Bandar Bush was quoted by CNN Nov 2, 07 "If U.S. security authorities had engaged their Saudi counterparts in a serious and credible manner, in my opinion, we would have avoided what happened". http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/11/01/saudiarabia.terrorism/index.html

Saudi Arabia Will Pay! Dozens of Insurance Companies on Board (along with the Right-wing)

It's nice to see some right-wing media supporting public disclosure and truth regarding 9/11; the Cozen O'Connor Saudi lawsuit is getting attention. I find it hard to believe, with 7 years of research and millions invested by this lawfirm, that they didn't also uncover links to US, Pakistani and Israeli principals, if not direct evidence of responsibility, foreknowledge, negligence, complicity, etc., if they think they have enough evidence to prove to a jury that the govt of Saudi Arabia "intended" the 9/11 attacks to happen. Of course, he's got his career and fortunes riding on this, so he'll just target the Saudis; the right-wing will also target the Saudis; and the 9/11 truth movement will use whatever facts are brought to light by this case about Saudi Arabia's involvement to continue making the case to America and the World that the official 9/11 story isn't true and that full investigations with the power of the law and public oversight behind them are called for before another decision is made based on the belief that 9/11 was exclusively an Al Qaeda operation, before 9/11 is used to justify any policy or to rouse fear or patriotic fervor.

Sept. 11 Lawsuit

Lots of html links in the article; follow the link to to the original for working links:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/hot_topics/19374964.html

Posted on Thu, May. 29, 2008

Sept. 11 Lawsuit

The lawsuit

An epic lawsuit filed by Philadelphia firm Cozen O'Connor looks to place direct blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a host of individuals, banks and groups so that it can recover billions of dollars in damages.

The following excerpts from the lawsuit are in the form of .pdfs, and vary in length from 12 to 61 pages. There is some overlap, in instances where a section ended in the middle of the page; the excerpt that follows picks up on that same page.

1. The list of plaintiffs and defendants. Read the document

2. Background on the actions leading to the lawsuit, and beginning of the allegations against each defendant. Read the document

3. More background on the actions leading to the lawsuit. This section presents allegations against the defendant banks and other financial institutions. Read the document

A former al-Qaeda fighter accuses a Saudi charity (Saudi lawsuit)

Related to the Cozen 9/11 Saudi victim's family lawsuit:

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20080531_A_former_al-Qaeda_fighter_accuses_a_Saudi_charity.html

Posted on Sat, May. 31, 2008

Special Report

A former al-Qaeda fighter accuses a Saudi charity

By Chris Mondics
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

DOBOJ, Bosnia - For years, Saudi Arabia flatly denied it had provided money and logistical support for Islamist militant groups that attacked Western targets.

But that assertion is disputed by a former al-Qaeda commander who testified in a United Nations war-crimes trial that his unit was funded by the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ali Ahmed Ali Hamad, the former al-Qaeda fighter, gave the same account to The Inquirer in an interview in this struggling city in the central Balkans.

"Because it was the biggest charity, [the commission] helped the mujaheddin the most," Hamad said, adding that it had provided "everything a person needed to exist."

FIREFIGHT: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11

Book review: Firefighters at the Pentagon, public records, 150 interviews with participants and eye-witnesses... anyone reading this?

"It took five years for authors Patrick Creed, a volunteer firefighter and Army officer, and Rick Newman, a writer for U.S. News and World Report, to pull together this story. Combing public records and conducting 150 interviews, Creed and Newman have done a monumental reporting job. Firefight tells the tale moment by moment through the accounts of dozens of participants and eye-witnesses. The book needed an editor with a sharper blue pencil -- it's too long, and the writing can be monotonous. Not unlike the heroes whose stories they tell, however, Creed and Newman faced a daunting challenge, rose to the occasion and rescued a piece of history from the ashes."

Reviewed by John N. Maclean
Sunday, June 1, 2008; Page BW02
FIREFIGHT: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11
By Patrick Creed and Rick Newman
Ballantine. 486 pp. $27

Pinning the blame for 9/11 - Special Report: A Phila. law firm wages an epic legal battle to win billions from Saudi Arabia.

New lawsuit over Saudi 9/11 involvement, based in part on warnings and info from the US government!!!

"With a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit imminent, Cozen and his partners have unearthed facts and made connections missed not only by the 9/11 Commission but also by Congress in its investigations.

At the heart of the suit, the biggest and most complex legal action ever undertaken by the law firm, are warnings from U.S. and European officials that the charities were serving as terror fronts.

Among the suit's key assertions:

Senior Saudi officials and members of the royal family or their representatives served as executives or board members of the suspect charities when they were financing al-Qaeda operations. Overall, the Saudi government substantially controlled and financed the charities, the lawsuit alleges.

The charities laundered millions of dollars, some from the Saudi government, into al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups and provided weapons, false travel and employment documents, and safe houses.

Regional offices of the charities employed, in senior positions, al-Qaeda operatives who helped coordinate support for terror cells.

Last call for Doxa documentaries (Strong Sibel plug from Vancouver Sun)

Thank you Vancouver Sun, for doing so much to promote this film

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/arts/story.html?id=9f510763-a3b6-4344-86b2-12340e3d727c

Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, May 31, 2008
There's still time to catch a flick or two at the Doxa Documentary Film Festival before it ends Sunday. Here are our picks.
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Filmmakers from two European countries have turned the lens on U.S. malfeasance, shining a light on some its darker corners. Both films track a hero who struggles valiantly to bring a little justice to this world:

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The United States portrays itself as the land of freedom, but the film Kill The Messenger by Mathieu Verboud and Jean-Robert Viallet casts serious doubt on that notion. The film from France documents the cold, crass efforts by the powers-that-be in the U.S. to bring down Sibel Edmonds, an American of Iranian and Turkish origin who was hired by the FBI as a translator in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. She spent months translating high-security clearance documents.

Washington State Greens Promote "9/11 truth" Conspiracy Theories (Go Greens!)

OCT supporter asks some good and some dumb questions. Note; for the sake of argument, i go along with his arguments about the Pentagon, as I personally believe the issue is an intentional distraction. I don't claim to know for sure what hit the Pentagon, I see how it could've been 77, but there are still anomalies- i advocate the release of ALL the video cameras- 360 degrees, the E4B, C4 and lack of fighter jets should be on those, too, right, in addition to non-CG footage of 77, if that's what it was?

http://adamholland.blogspot.com/2008/05/washington-state-greens-promote-911_30.html

In researching Washington State Green Party for a story on their advocacy of a deceptive referendum which would divest Seattle's pension fund from companies doing business in Israel (a story I hope to post soon), I was surprised to discover the extent to which they promote "9/11 truth" and other related conspiracy theories.

Sibel Edmonds' Kill The Messenger at DOXA festival (Lukery)

Short commentaries from Luke Ryland on the upcoming Sibel Edmonds film screening, clips from news coverage:

http://letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.com/2008/05/sibel-edmonds-kill-messenger-at-doxa.html

Kill The Messenger, the documentary about FBI translator & whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, will be screened at the DOXA film festival in Vancouver on Saturday evening.

The Vancouver Sun lists Kill The Messenger as one of their 'Best Bets' for the festival.

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As some of you know, I've been traveling for the last few months and haven't posted anything on Sibel's case for a while - unfortunately not much has happened in the interim.

There are still tickets available for the screening of Kill The Messenger at the DOXA festival in Vancouver on Saturday night. You can get your tickets here.

You may have already seen some of my YouTubes about the film. The trailer is here. In this new 5 minute clip from Kill The Messenger, Sibel's ACLU lawyers discuss the case.

From the clip:

Ann Beeson: It’s really phenomenal to me that any court can look at her case and say: "No, it can’t go forward, proceed or win her claim."

WaPo Dana Milbank Classifies Sibel Edmonds as "Kiss & Tell"

Edmonds hasn't written a book yet, has she? Though what she's written already could fill one. Milbank also mentions these people who've made statements on or were witnesses to 9/11 related things, i'm not familiar with all the names in his list: George Tenet, Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Christy Todd-Whitman, Karen Kwiatkowski, Coleen Rowley

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/05/23/DI2008052303436.html

Transcript: Washington Sketch
Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist
Thursday, May 29, 2008; 1:00 PM

"Post columnist Dana Milbank, who serves as the capital's foremost critic of political theater in his Washington Sketch columns and videos, was online Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET to take your questions and comments about the things politicians say -- and the absurd ways they find to say them."