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(Canada Liberal leader Stephane) Dion drops candidate over 9/11 remarks

Plenty of news items on "Lesley Hughes 9/11";

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Dion drops candidate over 9/11 remarks

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.

'Red alert' story vanishes from LA Times website

[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.

Russia state TV Channel One Discussion on 9/11 following "ZERO" broadcast (Russian)

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)

Part 12

9/11 Mysteries attracts "record-breaking audience market share" on German TV Sept. 11/08|en&u=,00.html

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:,00.html

Salt Lake Tribune: Ex-BYU prof on 9/11: It wasn't just jets

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

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.

"Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?" by David Ray Griffin

Original Content at

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."

New York Times reviews The Reflecting Pool

Trade Secrets

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.

Rocky Mountain News: "Very serious 9/11 untruths", by law professor Paul Campos

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

Sept. 11 victims pursue bin Laden family fortune

Jun 15, 2008 06:35 PM
Associated Press

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.

Canadian MP Libby Davies reads 9/11 petition in Parliament

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


We, the undersigned citizens of Canada draw the attention of the House to the following:

AP: AZ legislator wants McCain to hear Sept. 11 suspicions

(This AP piece was sent out over the wire, and has been picked up by several news outlets: -rep.)

Published: 06.03.2008

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.

Hollywood divided over Cotillard's 9/11 comments

[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.

Latest OBL tape: newsroom computer system sound in background?

Thanks to another post at, 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.