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Written by Nory King
As part of the vital mission of AE911Truth, Richard Gage, AIA, is traveling to our great northern neighbor, Canada, on an eleven-stop speaking tour immediately following his tour of Arizona. Gage will be presenting the explosive 9/11 evidence to concerned citizens across Canada in March and April in conjunction with a campaign to submit a petition demanding an official review of the World Trade Center catastrophe to the Canadian Parliament.
This will be our third trip to Canada, and we have always been met with a good response. During our most recent trip, we joined David Ray Griffin and other esteemed 9/11 researchers at the Toronto Hearings.
AE911Truth Congressional Outreach Team leader Wayne Coste is one of the main organizers of the Canada tour. “There is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding this tour,” Coste said. “There is a groundswell of support for the 9/11 Truth movement that is sweeping across Canada.” Gage will begin the tour on Saturday, March 24, at the Denman Place Cinema in Vancouver, British Columbia. Denman Place opened in 1969 and is a must-see landmark in Vancouver.
The next leg of the trip will take Gage to Victoria, where he will speak at Alix Goolden Hall on March 26. Many world-renowned authors, such as Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, have hosted readings under the elegant vaulted ceilings of this former church building.
“I am really looking forward to speaking in Victoria at this historic venue,” said Gage. “It is well known for its fine acoustics and striking stained-glass windows.”
Gage will then tirelessly continue his tour with three stops in Alberta. On Tuesday, March 27, he will speak at Unity of Calgary at 7:00 pm. Unity of Calgary is a non-denominational spiritual group that is a part of the worldwide Unity movement, and AE911Truth’s appearance there continues our effort to reach out to people of all faiths.
Gage will follow up with a presentation in Lethbridge on the following day, and continue on to Edmonton on March 30.
Jeremy Scahill speaking about US foreign policy, the military-industrial complex and national security.
Recorded at CalTech's Social Activism Speaker Series (SASS) on 30 November 2011.
Playlist of Parts 1 - 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxk5F2AXqEc&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SP0DB4E44CA1F1598F
Pt 1: The rise of the bi-partisan killing machine and the concept of "blowback"
Pt 2: Obama's expansion of wars and the normalization of Bush-era policies
Pt 3: US night raids and the cover-up of the tragedy in Gardez, Afghanistan
Pt 4: Sending 250,000 troops to fight 50 Al-Qaeda operatives; Droning Pakistan
Pt 5: Sept 12, JSOC and creation of an elite killing team
Pt 6: CIA, JSOC and private contractors; Petraeus and Panetta
Pt 7: Somalia, secret prisons and renditions
Pt 8: Not learning from history and the slow death of journalism
Pt 9: Obama, Democrats and the normalization of assassinations
Pt 10: Lapses in conscience and the need for accountability
Pt 11: What to do if you see Paul Wolfowitz...
Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States.
By Susan Edelman - New York Post - March 11th, 2012
The law firm that reaped more than $200 million in fees and expenses in the city’s court settlement with 10,000 Ground Zero workers now says it won’t represent those filing compensation claims under the federal Zadroga Act because rules forbid them to further bill the same clients, The Post has learned.
“By preventing us to be paid for our overhead and services, it essentially precludes us from representing the interests of our litigation clients” in the new Victim Compensation Fund, says a letter from Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern.
John Feal, an advocate for 9/11 responders, called it “disturbing and appalling” that the firm had repeatedly led clients to believe it would represent them.
“This firm made over $200 million from the mass tort — you would think there would be a moral obligation to represent those sick and dying under Zadroga pro bono,” he said.
Nothing in the Zadroga law prevents the firm from keeping the clients. But lawyers who already collected a 25 percent fee in the $680 million city settlement cannot charge the same clients any more. Other lawyers can charge a 10 percent fee.
Suddenly, the “Saudi-9/11 connection” is on the table for the media. But it certainly wasn’t, for the longest time.
Our story about apparent Saudi royal ties to the 9/11 hijackers caused a minor sensation via social media sharing when it came out in September, 2011, but was resolutely ignored by virtually all news organizations, including the vaunted online “alternative media.” Not surprisingly, the traditional corporate-owned mainstream media (MSM) managed to ignore the massive revelations—even though they were documented in exactly the same manner that the traditional media uses, and they were on a topic of tremendous importance and public interest.
We know they ignored it because we know them, and we sent it to them. And we heard that it would be and was being ignored. They were only willing to do maudlin, “human interest” stories for the 10th anniversary of this monumental and still-mysterious event.
Now, however, the MSM has suddenly found a “safe” way into the dark underbelly: Let officials’ statements pave the route. Here’s the New York Times:
Read the Full Story: http://whowhatwhy.com/2012/03/05/medias-belated-acknowledgment-of-saudi-911-story/
February 24, 2012
By Kevin Ryan
The Kuwaiti-American Corporation (KuwAm), parent company of World Trade Center (WTC) security company Stratesec, had some interesting links to royalty in both Iran and Kuwait. Some of the company’s directors also had connections to U.S. intelligence agencies and at least one was associated with the CIA-funded terrorist financing network that included BCCI. Through these links we can see that the origins of the War on Terror are related to the origins of the first Gulf War, and to a private network of covert operatives that stretches back for generations.
After the 1993 bombing, a company called Stratesec was responsible for the overall integration of the new WTC security system. In the few years leading up to 9/11, Stratesec also had contracts to provide security services for United Airlines, which owned two of the planes that were destroyed on 9/11, and Dulles Airport where American Airlines Flight 77 took off.
Stratesec’s board of directors included Marvin Bush, the brother of George W. Bush, and Wirt Dexter Walker III, a distant relative of the Bush brothers. Marvin Bush joined the board of Stratesec after meeting members of the Al Sabah family on a trip to Kuwait with his father in April 1993. During this trip, the Kuwaiti royals displayed enormous gratitude to the elder Bush for having saved their country from Saddam Hussein only two years earlier.
But the Bush-Kuwaiti connection went back much farther, to 1959, when the Kuwaitis helped to fund Bush’s start-up company, Zapata Off-Shore. As a CIA business asset during this time, Bush and his company worked directly with the anti-Castro Cuban groups in Miami before and after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
The Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, NPR, Stewart, Colbert, Fox News and host of U.S. lawmakers receive threatening letters
By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Several US lawmakers received threatening letters containing a harmless white powder, but the sender warned more missives including a “harmful material” could follow, a Senate official said.
The news sparked alarm and served as a grim reminder of the 2001 anthrax attacks in which letters containing the deadly pathogen were sent to offices of two Democratic senators and several media offices. Five people were killed.
The anonymous sender “has indicated that additional letters containing a powdery substance will be arriving at more Senate offices,” Senate sergeant-at-arms Terrance Gainer said in a email to staff.
“Some of these letters may contain an actual harmful material,” he added, noting the missives were postmarked from Portland, Oregon.
Similar letters, which included complaints about corporate influence over US politics, also were received by several US media outlets, but they did not contain any white powder, said law enforcement officials quoted by US media.
The letters were received by organizations such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Fox News and National Public Radio, reports said.
CBS News quoted a law enforcement official as saying that in missives to comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the sender warned that 100 letters were sent to the Washington or home-state offices of US senators.
Explosive WTC 7 Evidence Lights Up TV Screens Nationwide: AE911Truth Documentary Excerpt Makes Waves on 100+ PBS Stations
Written by Nory King
AE911Truth produced a five minute version of the 15-minute mini-documentary, “Architects and Engineers: Solving the Mystery of Building 7”, for the Spotlight On series broadcast by PBS on dozens of public television stations nationwide. According to the Nielsen Television Index, the short film was a resounding success, airing 678 times during the first three-month cycle, and was seen by an estimated 2.7 million viewers. The $10,000 that supporters like you donated to this project last year has paid off tremendously.
The Genesis of the Campaign
Two years ago, Wendy Rapkin of Trivue Entertainment contacted AE911Truth founder Richard Gage, AIA, to suggest producing a segment for the Spotlight On series. Spotlight On is an ongoing series of three-to-five minute filler programs for public television that has been airing for over 20 years. Rapkin, a long time supporter of AE911Truth, felt that this would be a good vehicle to increase exposure to the public about the explosive destruction of WTC 7 on the afternoon of September 11, 2001.
“I really wanted to get the word out about Building 7,” Rapkin said, “and the video AE911Truth produced is all about the science of its destruction.”
Gage then met with the senior producer of Trivue Entertainment, Larry Cohen, in New Jersey. An interview was conducted and Cohen was deeply impressed with the AE911Truth message and mission. He decided immediately that he would work with Gage to get a program on Spotlight On.
“This production is certainly the most controversial segment ever distributed by Trivue,” noted Cohen. When asked why he got involved with this contentious subject, he said, “Because I believe what you guys are saying is true – I believe you are right.”
February 20, 2012 Russia Today News
*h/t to Rage_Against_Machine
Written by AE911Truth Staff
Each month, our AE911Truth Action Groups around the country meet by telephone and decide which nationally coordinated action to take. In the past we have staffed booths at street events, screened AE911Truth films, and even visited with local, state, and federal representatives.
|This effective postcard provides the core of the controlled demolition evidence for WTC Building 7 - the third skyscraper to be destroyed on 9/11. You can mail a handful of these in your spare time!|
This February, we decided to make it even simpler. Now you can join in our new effort to mail our informative and colorful AE911Truth postcards out to the architects and engineers in your community. It’s easy as 1-2-3!
1) Simply order the postcards from our online store – at a 20% discount during the month of February. (Use coupon code PCFB12).
2) Copy the names and addresses of architects and engineers from your local phone book -- or from the internet -- onto the cards. Add your return address and other contact information you’d like to share.
3) Stick a standard 32-cent stamp on each card, and drop them in the mail!
Let the postcard do the rest of the work for you!
By Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
The Daily Telegraph - February 18th, 2012
A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company.
Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still circulating.
Security records of cars passing through a checkpoint at the Prestancia gated community indicated that Mr al-Hijji’s home, 4224 Escondito Circle, had been visited a number of times by Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 19-strong hijack team, who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in 2001.
The logs also indicated that Marwan Al-Shehhi, who crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, and Ziad Jarrah, who was at the controls of United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, had visited the house.
All three men had trained to fly at Venice Airport, which is 19 miles from Sarasota.
A US counter-terrorist agent told The Daily Telegraph: “The registration numbers of vehicles that had passed through the Prestancia community’s north gate in the months before 9/11, coupled with the identification documents shown by incoming drivers on request, showed that Mohamed Atta and several of his fellow hijackers, and another Saudi suspect still at large, had visited 4224 Escondito Circle.”
Written by Wayne Coste
Feb 17th, 2012
An unprecedented and potentially powerful Canadian initiative is entering a new phase that brings Canada one step closer to re-investigating the events at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
|For the first time, the Canadian Parliament will respond, in at least some measure, to the calls for justice and accountability regarding the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7|
First Steps Completed
On November 11, 2011, the petition for a parliamentary review of the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers on 9/11 was submitted to the Government of Canada by members of the Canadian 9/11 truth movement. The petition will soon be formally read in Parliament.
It was signed by 1,405 Canadians, and under long standing protocols, a formal response is required within 45 days.
The petition includes specific points of evidence that must be evaluated and addressed in its response. It specifically asks several pointed questions about a range of evidence that has been assembled and validated by the 1,600 strong Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
Written by Dick Scar, BSAE
|AE911Truth Presenter Team Leader Dan Noel upgraded his AE911Truth booth, inspired by AE911Truth volunteer and tent inventor Scott Beery, with our colorful banners (shown right and far left) for a street event in September 2011|
New AE911Truth vinyl banner artwork is now available to download from our website. Graphic designer Sandra Taylor ensured that these high-resolution designs were creative, attractive, and informative. They are perfect for hanging on walls and display booths, and will bring positive attention to your next 9/11 event or outreach effort.
You can download the display of your choice, save the image onto a thumb drive or SD flash card, and take it to your local printer to have it made into a full-size banner. These designs will add interest, information and pizzazz to any booth or demonstration.
Written by Jeff Rische
February 15th, 2012
Editor’s Note: For over a year, Jeff Rische has reached out to the staff of Washington Senator Maria Cantwell and other federal and state representatives with the evidence of the controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers as presented by AE911Truth. We strongly encourage you to join in this vital effort by contacting Senator Cantwell’s office and letting her know that you want real answers about the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers. The contact information for Senator Cantwell and her staff is listed at the bottom of this article.
|Despite acknowledging AE911Truth as experts and sitting in jurisdiction over NIST, Senator Cantwell has avoided taking any action on the explosive evidence|
Let me begin by saying that I like Senator Cantwell. As politicians go, I think she’s better than most, which is why the last year has been so perplexing for me.
The evidence compiled by AE911Truth demonstrates beyond a doubt that the official NIST explanation for the destruction of World Trade Center towers 1, 2, and 7 is simply not true. The evidence shows that the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 were not destroyed by fire as NIST claims, but by explosive controlled demolition. You don’t need an advanced engineering degree to verify this; a working grasp of 7th grade physics is sufficient to effectively disprove NIST’s conclusions. No conspiracy theories, just scientific fact confirmed by Newton’s laws of physics.
So why has Senator Cantwell taken no action since she was presented with this very same evidence over a year ago?
ABC+NEWS -- New York City's police union is demanding more information about the effects of toxic debris from the 9/11 attacks.
The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association called on the city to release all data about officers who suffered cancer after responding at the World Trade Center at a news conference on Sunday.
The union also showed the uniform worn that day by Officer Alonzo Harris.
It was tested and found to have dangerous carcinogens on it.
The P.B.A. says the city has dragged its feet on providing information about first responders.
"It's unconscionable that they would not release this data. This is an issue of men and women who serve this city without question and they're looking for one thing, they're looking for the treatment that they deserve," P.B.A. President Patrick Lynch said.
The union wants cancer included on the list of illnesses covered by the Zadroga Act, to help first responders.