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Report on Virginia Tech Shooting Finds Notification Delays

also see:
Virginia Tech Shooting 'Oddities' By Lori Price
http://www.legitgov.org/virginia_tech_shooting_oddities.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/05/us/05virginia.html?_r=2&emc=na
Report on Virginia Tech Shooting Finds Notification Delays By IAN URBINA
Published: December 4, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. — During the worst campus shooting spree in American history, Virginia Tech officials locked down some administrative buildings and warned their own families more than an hour and a half before the rest of the campus was alerted, according to revisions made in the state’s official report on the tragedy.

The report indicates that students who were initially locked down at West Ambler Johnston residence hall, where the first two victims were killed, were later released from the building by the police and allowed to attend their 9 a.m. classes. Two of those students then went to class in Norris Hall, where they were killed by the shooter.

Israel police 'arrest Mossad spy on training exercise'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8377746.stm
Israel police 'arrest Mossad spy on training exercise'

A trainee spy for Israel's secret service agency Mossad was arrested by Tel Aviv police while taking part in a training operation, media reports say.

The young trainee was spotted by a female passer-by as he planted a fake bomb under a vehicle in the city.

He was only able to persuade police he was a spy after being taken in by an officer for questioning on Monday.

The authorities have refused to comment on the story although Israeli media outlets have expressed their surprise.

'Just a drill'
Mossad does not tell local uniformed police about its training exercises.

The country's commercial Channel 10 said it hoped the agency's operatives were "more effective abroad", AFP news agency reported.

Niva Ben-Harush, the woman who reported the novice's suspicious behaviour to police, told Ynet News that 15 minutes after she made the call, Tel Aviv's port was closed and people evacuated.

She said police initially asked her to come with them and identify the suspect.

"But after a few minutes, they told me it was just a drill," she said.

A key British official reminds us of the forgotten anthrax attack by Glenn Greenwald

hyperlinks at the original:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2009/11/27/anthrax/index.html
FRIDAY, NOV 27, 2009 03:28 PST
A key British official reminds us of the forgotten anthrax attack
BY GLENN GREENWALD
Britain is currently engulfed by a probing, controversial investigation into how their Government came to support the invasion of Iraq, replete with evidence that much of what was said at the time by both British and American officials was knowingly false, particularly regarding the unequivocal intention of the Bush administration to attack Iraq for months when they were pretending otherwise. Yesterday, the British Ambassador to the U.S. in 2002 and 2003, Sir Christopher Meyer (who favored the war), testified before the investigative tribunal and said this:

Meyer said attitudes towards Iraq were influenced to an extent not appreciated by him at the time by the anthrax scare in the US soon after 9/11. US senators and others were sent anthrax spores in the post, a crime that led to the death of five people, prompting policymakers to claim links to Saddam Hussein. . . .

Perino: ‘We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.’

Hyperlinks and video:
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/11/25/perino-terror-attack-bush/

Perino: ‘We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.’
Last night on Fox News, host Sean Hannity whined — as he usually does — about how the Obama administration doesn’t use the term “war on terror” (which is actually a good thing). Former Bush administration spokesperson and current Fox analyst Dana Perino joined in, complaining that no one is calling the massacre at Ft. Hood a terrorist attack. She then made this astonishing statement:

PERINO: And we had a terrorist attack on our country. And we should call it what it is. Because we need to face up to it so that we can prevent it from happening again.

HANNITY: I agree with you. And why won’t they say what you just so simply said?

PERINO: They want to do all of their investigations. I don’t know. All of the thinking that goes into it. But we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term. I hope they’re not looking at this politically. I do think we ought it to the American people to call it what it is.

Watch it:

[Leaked] Indian Probe Blames [1992] Mosque Attack on [BJP] Hindu Leaders

More detailed coverage, including links to the 900 page report and an 'action taken' report, here:
Babri Masjid, the Liberhan Report and the BJP
http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/babri_masjid_bjp_top_rung_indicted.php
- loose nuke

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/11/24/world/AP-AS-India-Riot-Investigation.html?_r=1
Indian Probe Blames Mosque Attack on Hindu Leaders

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 24, 2009
Filed at 12:19 p.m. ET

NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian government investigation released Tuesday into the 1992 demolition of a mosque by a raging mob reportedly accused top Hindu nationalist politicians of complicity in the attack that sparked nationwide ethnic riots, leaving 2,000 people dead.

The scathing report, handed to parliament 17 years after the attack, exposed the painful religious divide plaguing a nation that prides itself as a model of a multiethnic, secular democracy.

Is Headley an American agent who turned rogue? [Mumbai Attack]

Also see: CIA Foreknowledge of the Mumbai Attacks
http://www.911blogger.com/node/18691 - loose nuke

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Is-Headley-an-American-agent-who-turned-rogue/articleshow/5273422.cms
Is Headley an American agent who turned rogue?
TNN 27 November 2009, 01:26am IST

NEW DELHI: It's a plot that could be straight out of the bluff-and-double-bluff worlds created by John le Carre and Frederick Forsyth. Only, it
seems to have played out in real life, to the tragic misfortune of hundreds of innocent people. The tantalising possibility that David Coleman Headley may have been a US undercover agent who turned rogue is vexing many here as American authorities keep the US-based Lashkar jihadi out of the reach of Indian investigators.

To make the tale even more dramatic, Headley may just have provided American intelligence agencies information that prevented a Lashkar attack on Mumbai in September. The theory -- and it's still a theory -- is that Headley was used to infiltrate the Lashkar, but gradually went astray under the influence of the very terrorists he was supposed to be spying upon.

Poll finds broad support among New Yorkers for death penalty in Khalid Shaikh Mohammed terror case

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/11/22/2009-11-22_kill_all_five_sez_ny_poll_finds_broad_support_for_death_penalty_...

Poll finds broad support among New Yorkers for death penalty in Khalid Shaikh Mohammed terror case

BY ROBERT JOHNSON AND DAVID SALTONSTALL
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 4:00 AM

An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers believe the terrorist thugs who planned the 9/11 attacks should and will be sentenced to death - and two-thirds of city residents say they'd be unafraid to serve on the jury.

An exclusive Daily News/Marist poll found that 77% of New Yorkers agree with President Obama that alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four cowardly cohorts will be found guilty in a Manhattan federal courtroom.

"If I'm on that jury, there's no doubt they get a conviction - no doubt," said Larry Amandola, 48, an electrician from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and one of a dozen regular New Yorkers interviewed separately by The News. "I had a few friends who died on Sept. 11 and I worked [at Ground Zero] immediately after. The people that suffered through this have a right to judge them."

Smadi, Hasan were on FBI radar, yet only one was taken down

The FBI was aware of both. They set up Smadi, but didn't bother to even interview Hasan- why?

""I think part of it also is the sheer mental wall that someone in the military forces would betray their fellow soldiers," said Farah, the security consultant. "That act of betrayal. It's another example of the failure of the imagination that was brought up by the 9/11 Commission.""

The first part of Farah's statement is false- there have already been examples of people in the military murdering their fellow soldiers. The 2nd part is false as well; plenty of people imagined 9/11, and plenty of people knew an attack was coming- that doesn't fly as a reason why nothing was done to prevent it, and steps were taken to obstruct investigations that might have prevented it. Not to mention the WTC demolition, air defense failures, etc. - loose nuke

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-lonewolf_22ent.ART0.State.Edition2.4b80b8f.html
Smadi, Hasan were on FBI radar, yet only one was taken down
12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 22, 2009

By DAVID TARRANT / The Dallas Morning News
dtarrant@dallasnews.com / The Dallas Morning News

2 Rasmussen Polls: NY and US on Terror Trials

Also see this poll with a similar but slightly different question:
Poll: Most Americans want military trial for 9/11 suspects
http://rawstory.com/2009/11/poll-americans-military-trial-911-suspects/

Scroll down for the 2nd poll. Visit originals for hyperlinks. Posted in full for posterity - loose nuke

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/new_york/55_in_new_york_oppose_civilian_terr...
55% in New York Oppose Civilian Terror Trials
Friday, November 20, 2009

Just 35% of New York State voters agree with Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try the confessed mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks and five other suspected terrorists in a civilian court in New York City rather than before a military tribunal.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that 55% are opposed to that decision, which is part of the Obama administration’s effort to close the terrorist prison camp at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.

But 57% are at least somewhat confident that New York City will be safe and secure during the trials of the terrorism suspects. Twenty-three percent (23%) are very confident.

Report: Fearing death penalty, Berlin to send team to 9-11 trial

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1514616.php/Report-Fearing-death-penalty-Berlin-to-send-team-to...
Report: Fearing death penalty, Berlin to send team to 9-11 trial
Europe News
Nov 21, 2009, 10:32 GMT

Berlin - The German government is to send observers to New York to ensure that evidence it provided in the case against five men accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001 attacks does not lead to them receiving the death penalty, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

On November 13, the US Justice Department announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men would be tried in a federal court - and that the government was seeking the death penalty should they be convicted.

Members of the al-Qaeda cell including Mohamed Atta that led the suicide attacks on New York and Washington were based in the northern German city of Hamburg in the period leading up to the event.

Germany, which does not have a death penalty, has provided items of evidence for the trial on the condition that a possible death sentence would not be based on their materials.

Hasan had intensified contact with cleric: FBI MONITORED E-MAIL EXCHANGES

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/20/AR2009112004381_pf.html
Hasan had intensified contact with cleric
FBI MONITORED E-MAIL EXCHANGES
Fort Hood suspect raised prospect of financial transfers
By Carrie Johnson, Spencer S. Hsu and Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, November 21, 2009

In the months before the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan intensified his communications with a radical Yemeni American cleric and began to discuss surreptitious financial transfers and other steps that could translate his thoughts into action, according to two sources briefed on a collection of secret e-mails between the two.

The e-mails were obtained by an FBI-led task force in San Diego between late last year and June but were not forwarded to the military, according to government and congressional sources. Some were sent to the FBI's Washington field office, triggering an assessment into whether they raised national security concerns, but those intercepted later were not, the sources said.

Hasan's Supervisor Warned Army In 2007

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120540125
Hasan's Supervisor Warned Army In 2007
by DANIEL ZWERDLING

Two years ago, a top psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was so concerned about what he saw as Nidal Hasan's incompetence and reckless behavior that he put those concerns in writing. NPR has obtained a copy of the memo, the first evaluation that has surfaced from Hasan's file.

Officials at Walter Reed sent that memo to Fort Hood this year when Hasan was transferred there.

Nevertheless, commanders still assigned Hasan — accused of killing 13 people in a mass shooting at Fort Hood on Nov. 5 — to work with some of the Army's most troubled and vulnerable soldiers.

The Damning Memo

ZIHOP as Limited Hangout by Danse

The controversial issues of Israeli/Zionist/Jewish involvement in 9/11 and influence on U.S. policies and public opinion; the exploitation/misrepresentation of the evidence by Judeophobes; and the use of these issues to disrupt and discredit the 9/11 Truth Movement, are all 100% on topic in this thread. Have at it- while observing the Rules http://www.911blogger.com/rules - loose nuke

http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2906&sid=cb97162f1539bab4642fab0983a224f5
ZIHOP as Limited Hangout by Danse

In 1982, the Israeli strategic planner Oded Yinon penned a policy report calling for the balkanization of the entire middle east. He wrote:

"Iraq is first. Rich in oil, and internally torn, it is guaranteed as the
initial target. Its dissolution is even more important than of Syria. Egypt will then be torn apart, like a second Lebanon. ...The entire Arabian peninsula is a natural for dissolution. The matter is inevitable, especially in Saudi Arabia."

A few years earlier, an American strategic planner named Miles Ignotuis detailed

Former N.J. Gov. Thomas Kean opposes trial in N.Y.C. for alleged mastermind of 9/11 attacks

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/former_nj_gov_thomas_kean_says.html

Former N.J. Gov. Thomas Kean opposes trial in N.Y.C. for alleged mastermind of 9/11 attacks By Brian Donohue/The Star-Ledger
November 17, 2009, 10:59AM

NEW YORK -- Thomas H. Kean, chairman of the commission that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks, today criticized the decision by the Obama administration to try the alleged mastermind of the attacks in federal court in New York.

In what he described as his first interview since the decision by United States Attorney General Eric Holder last week, Kean told WNYC radio he feared an open trial in Manhattan federal court would make the suspect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a "martyr" and "hero" among al Qaeda sympathizers around the world.

Thomas H. Kean, former New Jersey governor and chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and Co-Chair Lee H. Hamilton confer during a news conference in 2005 in Washington, D.C.

Kean's comments came in a radio interview with Brian Lehrer on WNYC.

Kean, a Republican who is also former governor of New Jersey, appeared on the program with fellow 9/11 commission member Richard Ben-Veniste, a Democrat.

Mind Your Tweets: The CIA Social Networking Surveillance System by Tom Burghardt

Mind Your Tweets: The CIA Social Networking Surveillance System by Tom Burghardt

Global Research, October 27, 2009
Antifascist Calling... - 2009-10-24

That social networking sites and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and their competitors can facilitate communication and information sharing amongst diverse groups and individuals is by now a cliché.

It should come as no surprise then, that the secret state and the capitalist grifters whom they serve, have zeroed-in on the explosive growth of these technologies. One can be certain however, securocrats aren't tweeting their restaurant preferences or finalizing plans for after work drinks.

No, researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are busy as proverbial bees building a "total information" surveillance system, one that will, so they hope, provide police and security agencies with what they euphemistically call "actionable intelligence."

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