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An Open Letter to Inspector General Todd Zinser to investigate NIST Science Fraud
Investigate NIST Officials Shyam Sunder and John Gross
Summary: I am writing to urge immediate investigation of Shyam Sunder and John Gross of NIST for the following possible violations in their investigations of the destruction of the 3 WTC towers in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: (1) waste, fraud and abuse, (2) making false and/or incompetent statements, (3) mismanagement, and (4) possible misprision of felonies.
COMPLETE LETTER (PDF) CLICK HERE
The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud
by Terry Burrows
June 26, 2010.
Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the 'Black Bloc' are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada.
Here is the audio of Richard Gage's appearance on Boston CBS affiliate radio station WBZ at 11 pm, March 3, 2010:
(Contributed by Barrie Zwicker, Toronto)
Canadian-born James Douglass of Birmingham, Alabama is a Christian pacifist , a 9/11Truther and author of JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Orbis Books).
The book rose to number 31 on Amazon’s best seller list two weeks after Oliver Stone appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on June 26th last holding a copy of the 2008 book, which was shown on camera. Stone said it is a “great book.”
The question “why” that Douglass’s book addresses in the case of JFK’s assassination arguably is also the most important question concerning 9/11. Douglass recently has been added under “Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth” on http://PatriotsQuestion911.com
Pakistani president: Osama bin Laden is dead
By David Edwards and Jeremy Gantz
Published: May 10, 2009
Two weeks ago, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zadari suggested that Osama bin Laden might be dead, saying that U.S. and Pakistani intelligence agencies had been unable to detect any sign of the world’s most wanted man since an audio recording of his voice was released in March.
Sunday morning, Zadari went further: “I don’t think he’s alive,” the president told NBC’s David Gregory. “I have a strong feeling and reason to believe that.” Zadari continued: “I have asked my counterparts in the American intelligence services and they haven’t heard [from] him in seven years.”
The CIA has not confirmed that the voice purporting to be bin Laden in the March recording was in fact bin Laden. U.S. officials have claimed that bin Laden could be hiding in the mountainous region along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
[Let's post some comments on CBC's site debunking this ridiculous diatribe by a long-time producer at "CBC Radio's premier program of contemporary thought"]
The Ideas Guy
Don't read this, I've been abducted by aliens
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | 1:15 PM ET
By Richard Handler CBC News
On May 15, the world will be presented with another conspiracy theory in the form of Hollywood entertainment as Dan Brown's novel, Angels and Demons, finds its way to the big screen.
In the movie (as in the novel), an ultra-secret group called The Illuminati are preparing to blow up the Vatican. They murder cardinals and fool around with weapons of mass destruction. (Perhaps that is why George W. Bush never found them in Iraq: they were right under our noses in Rome, maybe under an ancient statue or a café.)
Michael van Poppel, founder of the Dutch international news site BreakingNewsOn and BNO News (http://www.bnonews.com), just created this poll after watching the recent Devil's Advocate reality show, which found bin Laden not guilty of the 9/11 attacks.
Take a second and cast a vote!
National Post (Canada): Jonathan Kay: An evening in Montreal with Richard Gage, 9/11 Truth Movement prophet extraordinaire
Jonathan Kay: An evening in Montreal with Richard Gage, 9/11 Truth Movement prophet extraordinaire
Posted: April 23, 2009, 10:53 PM by Jonathan Kay
Three years ago, Richard Gage says, he was just a run-of-the mill architect, designing steel-frame buildings for clients in the San Francisco area. In March, 2006, that changed: While flipping through stations on his car radio, he caught an interview with David Ray Griffin, a retired philosophy and religion professor who calls the official account of the 9/11 attacks "one big lie."
Beginning that day, Gage became skeptical of the idea that "people living in Afghan caves" could possibly have brought down the World Trade Center. The more likely explanation, he decided, was a plot by warmongering elements within America's own government. Spreading this message is now the man's full-time job.
From the March 2009 issue of American Spectator:
"All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama bin Laden. But tell that to the CIA and all the other misconceptualizers of the War on Terror."
[The author of this article, Angelo M. Codevilla, is a professor of international relations at Boston University, a fellow of the Claremont Institute, and a senior editor of The American Spectator, was a Foreign Service officer and served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee between 1977 and 1985. He was the principal author of the 1980 presidential transition report on intelligence.]
[What's this doing in the New York Times business section? And where are the usual derogatory jabs against "conspiracy theorists"?]
The Political Suspicions of 9/11
By BRIAN STELTER
Published: February 1, 2009
A coming episode of the acclaimed FX drama “Rescue Me” will tackle what may sound like a far-fetched plot line: that the attacks of Sept. 11 were an “inside job.” The actor who espouses the theories on camera, it turns out, also subscribes to them in real life.
Claims that Al Qaeda terrorists were not solely responsible for the attacks have a lively following on the Internet, including on YouTube, but the second episode of “Rescue Me’s” fifth season, starting in April, may represent the first fictional presentation of 9/11 conspiracy theories by a mainstream media company (FX is operated by the News Corporation).
“They’re not discussed a lot in the press,” Daniel Sunjata, the actor who plays Franco Rivera on “Rescue Me,” told reporters at a television press tour last month. He predicted that the episode would be “socio-politically provocative.”
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released its final report on the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City. The final report is strengthened by clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals worldwide in response to the draft WTC 7 report, released for public comment on Aug. 21, but the revisions did not alter the investigation team’s major findings and recommendations, which include identification of fire as the primary cause for the building’s failure.
The extensive three-year scientific and technical building and fire safety investigation found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event. Heating of floor beams and girders caused a critical support column to fail, initiating a fire-induced progressive collapse that brought the building down.
Members of Israeli spy ring 'related to 9/11 hijacker'
'Lebanon is an open theater for espionage'
By Andrew Wander
Daily Star staff
Monday, November 03, 2008
BEIRUT: Two men arrested for running an Israeli spy ring in the Bekaa Valley are relatives of a suicide hijacker who piloted a plane in the September 11, 2001, attacks, a security source told The Daily Star on Sunday. The Lebanese Army announced on Saturday that it had arrested two people suspected of involvement with a spy network that gathered information for Israel's intelligence services.
The army said that the men had been arrested on Friday, but the source said that they were actually captured two weeks ago and the discovery of the arrests by the media prompted the army to announce their capture.
The army said the men had admitted "gathering information on political party offices and monitoring the movements of party figures for the enemy."
The October 18 Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports "Powerful generals and admirals from some of the most powerful nations on Earth are reportedly meeting somewhere in the local area this weekend after flying into the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear on Friday."
A subsequent October 20 article in the Lake Placid News adds that the officials met in Whiteface Lodge under tight security (and secrecy)
On October 21, another local paper, The Press Republican quotes Capt. John Kirby, a special assistant to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirming that the top military leaders from five countries - the fifth being Italy - met in Lake Placid to discuss "mutual security issues, including Afghanistan", the meeting apparently scheduled a month in advance
The Joint Chiefs are in Finland by Tuesday, meeting with the Russians!
Fogal, along with 7 other "fringe party" leaders, appeared on the weekly national program "CBC News: Sunday" this morning (October 5), calling for a new investigation (albeit in 2 very brief clips). The program's site also provides for viewer comments:
From group info:
Join this group to help support the reinstatement of Liberal Candidate for Winnipeg-St.Paul, Lesley Hughes. Lesley was dismissed by Stephane Dion and the Liberals due to her activities and beliefs about 9/11. Lesley has participated with members of the "9/11 Truth" movement and has publicity been outspoken that 9/11 was an inside job. Lesley shouldn't be silenced for her beliefs or her concerns involving 9/11. The truth must be known on 9/11 and the Liberals turfing Lesley is confirming their support for upholding the US Government's lies about 9/11. You don't have to be Liberal, or support the Liberals to be a member of this group, you just have to believe the world needs to know the truth.
Plenty of news items on "Lesley Hughes 9/11";
(You can comment on this story as well)
Sep 26, 2008 01:08 PM - Bruce Campion-Smith
Ottawa Bureau Chief - Toronto Star
The Liberals have dumped a Winnipeg candidate who wrote about allegations that Israeli businesses had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
Just hours after Stéphane Dion publicly sidestepped questions about the status of Lesley Hughes, the Liberal leader released a statement announcing that he had asked her to step down.
"The Liberal Party's commitment to tolerance and multiculturalism is paramount. I have reviewed the past comments of Lesley Hughes and it is clear they do not meet this standard," he said in the statement.
[Free-lance reporter and former New York Times contributor Paul Conant has always been a no-nonsense, straight-up journalist, not prone to wild panic-mongering. So this was rather a unusual post he made Friday morning at about 10:35 am - let's hope someone at the LA Times was just pulling a prank.]
'Red alert' story vanishes
The bailout talks have failed. Much of the GOP is in revolt. Wall Street biggies are horrified at not being able to stay in control.
So I go to the LA Times website about five minutes ago in order to see that paper's take on the crisis. The screen says that Pentagon security has been breached and that the nation is now on red alert. Then, the screen disappears and the bailout story shows up.
I can't retrieve the "red alert" story, so I don't know what's going on. Google turns up nothing relevant. I was just at the New York Times and Washington Post sites. They had nothing.
YouTube links for Friday evening's historic telecast on Russia state TV Channel One have been posted, and the discussion following the telecast of "ZERO: Investigation into 9/11" begins halfway through Part 11 - anybody working on an English translation of this?
The full broadcast (including the film) can be found in 15 parts here:
Here are the discussion segments in need of English translation:
Part 11 (discussion begins in mid-clip)
Excerpt from (Google-translated) article about ratings for German TV channel VOX (the most successful private television station of the so-called "second generation", according to Wikipedia) on Thursday, September 11, 2008, when it aired "9/11 Mysteries":
"With market shares of up to 20 percent in young audiences was the Thursday evening for Vox on all expectations. Particularly successful was the documentary "9 / 11 Mysteries - The destruction of the World Trade Center". From 22.50 clock almost brought the two broadcast a record-breaking audiences market share of 19.1 percent."
Original in German:
Ex-BYU prof on 9/11: It wasn't just jets
Steven E. Jones lectures on 'alternative theories' surrounding the attacks
By Ben Fulton
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 09/11/2008 09:46:22 PM MDT
Posted: 9:46 PM- OREM - For most of the American public, the dust has settled over how the World Trade Center fell Sept. 11.
But seven years later, former Brigham Young University physics professor Steven E. Jones remains perhaps the most famous proponent of so-called "alternative theories" surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks.
Almost two years since BYU placed him on paid leave following controversy over his claims that the WTC towers did not fall due to the collision of passenger jets alone, he's still studying dust samples gathered near ground zero.
The man can also pack a small lecture hall, as he did Wednesday afternoon during one of the weekly physics colloquiums sponsored by Utah Valley University's physics department.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy friend says 9/11 was a lie
One of France's most successful stand-up comedians and a close friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy has sparked outrage by becoming the latest French star to question the official account of the September 11 attacks.
By Henry Samuel in Paris
Last Updated: 6:07PM BST 09 Sep 2008
In an embarrassment to the French President, and with just two days to go before the seventh anniversary of the deadly terrorist strikes, Jean-Marie Bigard - a member of Mr Sarkozy's inner circle of showbiz friends - said the official version was a "lie".
"We are now absolutely certain that these two planes - the one that supposedly fell into a forest (flight 93 in Pennsylvania) and onto the Pentagon don't exist... those planes are still flying.
"It's an enormous lie," he told Europe 1 radio.
"It's an American missile that hit the Pentagon, they provoked it themselves, they killed fellow Americans.
"Usually one learns of these things 30 years afterwards. We know it now," he went on.
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Was-America-Attacked-by-Mu-by-David-Ray...
September 9, 2008
Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?
By David Ray Griffin
Much of America's foreign policy since 9/11 has been based on the assumption that it was attacked by Muslims on that day. This assumption was used, most prominently, to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is now widely agreed that the use of 9/11 as a basis for attacking Iraq was illegitimate: none of the hijackers were Iraqis, there was no working relation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, and Iraq was not behind the anthrax attacks. But it is still widely believed that the US attack on Afghanistan was justified. For example, the New York Times, while referring to the US attack on Iraq as a "war of choice," calls the battle in Afghanistan a "war of necessity." Time magazine has dubbed it "the right war." And Barack Obama says that one reason to wind down our involvement in Iraq is to have the troops and resources to "go after the people in Afghanistan who actually attacked us on 9/11."
By NATHAN LEE
Published: July 11, 2008
The problem with “The Reflecting Pool,” an investigative drama that mucks around with 9/11 conspiracy theories, is not that its ideas are silly. Strictly from an imaginative point of view, there is something unnerving about the weirdly elegant way the towers fell. And not just the north and south buildings but also the adjacent 7 World Trade Center, a smaller edifice, suffering much less damage, that collapsed in an identical manner but received far less coverage from — what’s the phrase I’m looking for? — oh yes: a complicit, propaganda-foisting media/industrial complex in the pocket of the Bush administration and the Jews and the oil industry!
Er, to continue. The problem, which dwarfs whatever you might feel about the topic, is in the drama, or utter lack thereof. Written and directed by Jarek Kupsc, the movie has the tone, rhythm and structure of a set of numbered, handwritten notes derived from 9/11 conspiracy Web sites, photocopied at Kinko’s and distributed at an anarchist bookshop.
CAMPOS: Very serious 9/11 untruths
Every month I get a few e-mails from people who want to reveal to me the real truth about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The truth, according to my correspondents, always involves some incredibly elaborate conspiracy theory in which the U.S. government staged the attacks to justify the so-called war on terror and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
These theories are invariably absurd on their face (for one thing, they assume a genuinely superhuman level of malevolent competence on the part of the Bush administration). Yet despite all their superficial absurdity, the claims of the 9/11 Truthers touch on a deeper truth, which is as ironic as it is disturbing.
That deeper truth is contained in their claims that the real meaning of 9/11 has very little to do with the standard account given by our government and media. While the 9/11 Truth movement is easy to dismiss as a product of various paranoid delusions, the irony is that the respectable version of what happened on 9/11 is itself a reflection of strikingly similar patterns of thought.
Sept. 11 victims pursue bin Laden family fortune
Jun 15, 2008 06:35 PM
NEW YORK–As the United States continues its long manhunt for Osama bin Laden, victims of Sept. 11 are in the midst of their own bin Laden pursuit: for his family's vast fortune.
Victims and survivors of the 2001 attack and insurance companies say the bin Laden family failed to cut off ties with their infamous relative after learning he was devising terrorism plots and should be held liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
Lawyers for the victims and survivors argued Thursday that the family members are getting off easy in defending against the claims that they turned a blind eye to his evil ways after learning of his terroristic leanings in 1993.
The lawyers asked a judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to let them seek more information to prove their claim. Their lawsuit targets the Saudi Binladin Group, along with numerous banks, charities and individuals worldwide, alleging that they provided material support and assistance to Al Qaeda before Sept. 11.
New Democratic Party Deputy House Leader Libby Davies delivers a Parliamentary Petition signed by over 500 Canadians demanding a new 9/11 investigation, in Canada's House of Commons during Routine Proceedings at 1:10 pm on June 10, 2008
Here is the full text of the petition, available to sign at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/canada911truth/
PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED
We, the undersigned citizens of Canada draw the attention of the House to the following:
(This AP piece was sent out over the wire, and has been picked up by several news outlets:
AZ legislator wants McCain to hear Sept. 11 suspicions
The Associated Press
PHOENIX — An Arizona state legislator wants U.S. Sen. John McCain to give credence to suspicions that demolition explosives were planted in the World Trade Center and another building, causing their destruction on Sept. 11, 2001.
Republican Sen. Karen Johnson of Mesa urges McCain to meet with individuals who have concluded that impacts of hijacked jets and subsequent fires did not cause the buildings' destruction.
Johnson says in a letter to McCain she has spoken with the individuals and agrees with their conclusions.
A Senate aide to McCain did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Tuesday.
I posted a comment (not yet published) and you should too!
[Note the complete absence of any quotes from big-name celebrities who actually *agree* with Cotillard - oh, sorry, there aren't any, right? Someone should bring this AFP writer Tangi Quemener up to speed on the existence of such people as Willie Nelson, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, David Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell, etc, etc. amazing AFP has never heard of these people, eh? Why wouldn't they mention them otherwise?]
Hollywood divided over Cotillard's 9/11 comments
by Tangi Quemener Tue Mar 4, 7:17 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Hollywood insiders are scratching their heads over comments by French Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, with some asking whether her questioning of the events of September 11 will damage her international career.
"I think we're lied to about a lot of things," Cotillard said during a television program first broadcast last year which has resurfaced on the Internet.
Thanks to another post at http://www.911blogger.com/node/12132, I downloaded the latest recording of bin Laden from Al Jazeera's web site at the following address:
It is a 6 minute, 18 second Windows Media File, with no introduction, featuring someone who sounds like they might be (or might have been) Osama, speaking in Arabic, with a clear edit about half way through, with the two segments likely recorded at different times.
Most interesting is this: at 26 seconds into the audio file (presumably recorded on a tiny cassette recorder in some distant hut in the mountains of Pakistan), the distinct sound of two high pitched double pulses can be heard behind bin Laden's voice. I immediately recognized this as the one-second bulletin triggered by the INEWS newsroom software (a program file entitled "bulletin.wav").
INEWS is a pretty comprehensive newsroom management system, marketed to large news outlets (and presumably Al Jazeera) to centralize and automate their operations, and also features access to multiple wire services.