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A recurring pattern in the UK: once again, MI5 had a terror suspect on their radar, nevertheless, the terror suspect was able to conclude an act of terrorism, this one not very successful. A similar pattern emerged after the 7/7 bombings in the UK, when it was revealed that several of the bombing suspects had been under surveillance by MI5. (See the online documentary 7/7 Ripple Effect for a very critical view of the events of 7/7.)
Another pattern: the suspect (Nicky Reilly) who apparently tried to bomb the Exeter restaurant, is mentally ill. Mahmoud Abu Rideh another mentally ill terror suspect, has been in and out of detention by the UK since 2002. The defense lawyers of Zacarias Moussaoui, the "20th hijacker" argued that he was mentally ill, but the court rejected this argument.
But here is something new; the UK's Daily Mail online ties 9/11 into the picture;
One friend, 17-year- old Alli Turner, said: 'When the Twin Towers happened he would constantly watch it on repeat. He also had a huge 9/11 poster on his wall. ... 'He always used to say that he had been told you will get a better life when you die if you are a Muslim. ... 'He once said he goes to "secret meetings" where no one is allowed if they are not a Muslim. ... 'Nicky was never into drugs but he was on heavy medication. He tried to commit suicide several times.'
So far UK TV news hasn't woven that aspect into their reporting, here is what I have been able to find so far;
(videos below the fold)
911blogger user 'AConfederacyofDunces' felt that Graeme MacQueen's recent lecture at the University of Waterloo was important enough as an introductory piece that it should be viewed on it's own, so here it is;
If Matt Taibbi had even one percent of Gore Vidal's intellectual grasp of American history, perhaps then it would make reading his presumed 'leftist' opinion about 9/11 a little easier to stomach. (I presume that Taibbi pitches from the left, because his screed is published at Alternet.org and AfterDowningStreet.org.) Fortunately, we don't need him. Gore Vidal is still among us, and it is his image and voice in the new Italian documentary 'Zero: an investigation into 9/11', that expresses a critical perspective of 9/11 that will ring true to the ears of those who will hear, and will help to free the prisoners currently living out the Allegory of the Cave, mesmerized by shadows of terror, cast upon the wall by the likes of yellow journalists like Taibbi.
9/11 Radio Talk
From 10am-12 this morning (5/20/08) Philly911Truth.org activist Nick Glaskow is going to be talking about a whole gambit of 9/11 topics including the improbable and repeated failures of the intelligence community and NORAD, the whistle blowers of 9/11, foreign and domestic policies, WTC7 and more.
He will be on WKU- 91.7 FM - east coast in the Philadelphia area. The transmitter doesn't seem to be that strong so hopefully a recording will be available at a later time.
A critique of Ryan Mackey's essay: "On Debunking 9/11 Debunking: Examining Dr. David Ray Griffin's Latest Criticism of the NIST World Trade Center Investigation"
by Jim Hoffman - Version 0.9; May 18, 2008
"Someone reading just the Introduction or Discussion of Mackey's 180-page article might easily conclude that that the entire article is composed of insults, straw-man arguments, innuendo, and appeals to authority. However, the article contains a range of types of arguments, from the obviously falacious ones to cleverly misleading ones to superficially persuasive ones having some didactic value. This review will put Mackey's arguments in context, reframed by the physical reality of the event.
Salman Hamdani funeral, Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean at the National Press Club, (Sandra) Kay Daniels and others 9-11-06
With the help of an incredible friend, we rescued the following 1 hour, 15 minutes video from memory oblivion including the funeral of a 9/11 first responder killed in the line of duty, Salman Hamdani, only honored 5 years later for horrendous reasons. At the National Press Club Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean go on a history revisionist spree. Then (Sandra) Kay Daniels is interviewed, the 2nd grade teacher the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida in room 301 where Andrew Card, Bush's Chief of Staff at the time whispers into his ear "A second plane hit the second tower; America is under attack" (Hughes,Karen. "Ten Minutes from Normal". 2004, p.235). Then the annual 9/11 terror scare followed by Larry King interviewing Hillary as she spews several misstatements and talk but no action rhetoric, including talking about the first responders breathing in the toxic air.
Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy asks some tough questions of Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and 9-11 Commission Co-Chairs Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean outside the studios of ABC News and NBC News, respectively, in Washington, D.C. These exchanges happened at the media stake-outs after their appearances on the Sunday morning network pubic affairs and interview shows on Sunday, August 13, 2006. Among the questions, Sibel Edmonds claims were asked yet Hamilton deflects the question by questioning her credibility.
by Rob Kall - May 14, 2008
Call me a conspiracy theorist. But when Donald Rumsfeld spoke, in late 2006, to the pentagon propagandists the NY Times recently exposed, he, in opining the loss of both houses of congress to the Democrats, suggested that “the US could benefit from another terrorist attack,” Jason Linkin of the Huffington post reports:
“As documented by Newsvine, it all went down at a valedictory luncheon Rumsfeld hosted for those analysts on December 12, 2006. Many of the "message force multipliers" named in the original New York Times piece were in attendance, including David L. Grange, Donald W. Sheppard, James Marks, Rick Francona, Wayne Downing, and Robert H. Scales, Jr. They were treated to an extraordinary conversation (Newsvine has highlights, the hour-long clip of which can be found here) with Rumsfeld, that included many jaw-dropping moments, such as Rumsfeld admitting that in Iraq, the U.S. "can't lose militarily, but...can't win by military means alone," an agreement that Iraq could use a Syngman Rhee-type dictator (because that's what democracy smells like!), and a lengthy passage where Rumsfeld jokingly offers a bottle of champagne to anyone who could kill Moqtada al Sadr. You sure don't see too many people joking on al Sadr these days!
“But by far the most extraordinary part of this luncheon is the antipathy the gathered members exhibit toward the American people for having the temerity to vote the Democrats back into power. When Lt. Gen. Michael DeLong bemoans the lack of "sympathetic ears" on Capitol Hill, Rumsfeld offers that the American people lack "the maturity to recognize the seriousness of the threats." What's to be done? According to Rumsfeld, "The correction for that, I suppose, is [another] attack."
Now this is just factual information. Why do I start this article by saying, “call me a conspiracy theorist?” Because this slips too easily off Rumsfeld’s reptilian tongue. Too easily because perhaps it’s not at all a new idea. Perhaps it is an idea that, for him, for all the propagandist sell-out generals, this is not new, that is actually, already tried and true.
One of the oft cited premises of the 9/11 Truth movement is that the attack on the towers was the pearl harbor-like event that the neocons anticipated would be necessary to move the US to embrace the aggressive militaristic tactics manifested in Iraq. Here, we have Rumsfeld casually joking about it—not a smoking gun, but, perhaps, a clear “tell” in poker parlance, indicating ready ability to think in these terms.
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Comments are open at the bottom of The Arizona Republic link, after you register;
"...Perhaps time and the enormity of the Kennedy assassination have conspired - a key word here - to make me believe I saw something that I did not.
There is a parallel here to certain beliefs people maintain about when the airplanes started plunging from the sky on Sept. 11, 2001.
So, let's make amends. Johnson isn't a crackpot. Her 9/11 theories are crackpot conspiracy fantasies. The people with whom she shares her crackpot theories include a great many smarter-than-you-ever-dreamed-of-being narcissists and social cynics. And basing a vote affecting public policy on such cynical vanity is wrong, in my book. Beyond that, I will say Karen Johnson is tough as well as lovely, and she probably has used critical Republic editorials to raise campaign fundsin her Mesa district.
Dozens of Johnson's fellow crack . . . er, conspiracy-believers, also have come to Johnson's defense. I've talked to several. Actually, I've been talked to by several.
"Truthers," as they are known, want to convince you. They have mountains of data. They have armies of experts. And they universally believe that those of us in the media who fail to see their truth are lazy goldbrickers or in league with the Great Satan, Bush.
But in all their mountains of data, there is a hole that the truthers themselves cannot explain. It is, simply, that the world is made of humans. And that includes governments.
For all their reams of analysis about the tensile strength and melting point of reinforced steel, the truthers are notoriously short of real people saying real things, like: "Yes, it was me. God help me for what I did, but I packed a thermite bomb under support girders at the World Trade Center."
Nobody has come forward to concede it was a drone flying into the side of the WTC, and that - heaven help me, too - I was the one directing it from the basement of the Pentagon. None of the hundreds of real humans who would have had to be involved in such a conspiracy has said boo. Not one has slobbered in a New York bar about the horror he committed. Not one has made a mistake.
The truthers, including the indisputably sincere Mrs. Johnson, know what really happened. They just don't grasp human nature..."
On Wednesday night, I posted this poll:
Because I knew that the 911blogger user base was sharply divided on the Fly-over theory, I was not seeking a wide-range of opinion. I wanted to see how many were for, or against, the specific theory. Yes, there could have been one more, or many more questions added to the poll, but I was interested in identifying the split.
On Thursday, I posted this blog entry from Craig of CIT:
Responding to criticism from user "jimd3100", I posted links to three blogs critical of the CIT work on Friday:
Shortly afterward, I was accused by Aldo of CIT:
"You are now guilty of promoting disinformation."
This was followed by Craig's comment:
"Let's be frank.....it's no secret that 9/11 blogger has coddled the 757 impact conspiracy theory and has marginalized information that counters this notion."
This, despite the fact that I was (let me stress, WAS) an early supporter of the Pentacon film, and posted it on the front page of blogger, as soon as I finished watching it, in February of 2007;
Domenic of CIT added after that:
"Your support of government agent John Farmer and toilet scrubber Adam Larson and some obsessed clown named Arabesque exposes you for the gatekeeper you are Reprehensor. Let me guess you're just another anonymous clown in the gatekeeping world. Perhaps one of Randi;s kids from the JREF Forum posing as a truther."
All of this for posting one blog entry, with 3 links to criticism of CIT's work.
People seeking future releases from CIT, the "Citizen Investigation Team", should go directly to the Pentacon website.
They won't be promoted here.
My apologies to the user base here, but if the editor of the website can't provide a few links (links!) to some criticism, without being accused of "promoting disinformation", (with the history of my support for the early version of the Pentacon completely ignored), and then the ultimate insult, a JREF'er... a JREF'er indeed, what does the 45% user base in opposition have to look forward to? This kind of behavior is just not wanted here. It's disruptive.
Posting these critical resources for 911blogger users to examine, when evaluating the Pentagon Fly-over theory and eyewitness evidence as presented by the CIT team. Since the poll wasn't exactly a crushing defeat for the "No" vote, users should be aware of this criticism:
John Farmer's blog:
I have no further comment on these blogs other than to say that they exist.
Malloy reads an email from one of his loyal listeners, "Bob", on 9/11 and the possible motivations of "debunkers".
Mike Malloy is on the air weeknights, 9-11pm Eastern, streaming here:
Broadcast live on these radio stations: (look for the x under Mike's name)
Blog voting is disabled until further notice.
Comments should be used in place of an anonymous vote for now.
Mike Malloy dedicated the second hour of his program to an intervew with David Ray Griffin. A wide-ranging talk about 911.
(If you support what Malloy is doing, consider becoming a NovaM Founder if you can afford it.)
David Ray Griffin
05-05-2008 12:37 PM
Continuing the 9/11 conversation.
We have one of our rare guests on tonight's program. Philosopher/theologian Dr. David Ray Griffin will join us for a discussion of the events prior to the bombings and terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Washington Post: All Convicted USS Cole Defendants have escaped from prison, or been released by Yemeni Officials
(Ah, the "Al Qaeda" catch-and-release program is doing well in Yemen. Can you really blame anyone for being cynical about alleged "Al Qaeda" attacks? I guess these assets have been re-deployed. I suspect that the probe has "unraveled" because it was never properly wound. Speaking of re-deployment, where the hell is Ali Mohamed? -rep.)
Plotters freed in Yemen; U.S. Efforts Frustrated
By Craig Whitlock, Washington Post Foreign Service, Sunday, May 4, 2008; Page A01
ADEN, Yemen -- Almost eight years after al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors, all the defendants convicted in the attack have escaped from prison or been freed by Yemeni officials.
There has a been a wave of suicides, or perhaps "suicides", in the wake of 9/11 that have become more brazenly suspicious as time goes on. The most bluntly suspicious recently are the deaths of Gary Webb, and very recently, Palestinian activist Riad Hamad. (Hamad's death preceded Palfrey only by a couple of weeks.)
Perhaps Ms. Palfrey's death is a legitimate suicide, however, the deaths of people that are inconvenient to the powers-that-be seems to be chugging along at a steady, ugly pace. This is why people are suspicious. I have put together a little list of recent odd suicides, together with a seldom-heard segment from an interview with Ms. Palfrey in 2007. (The interview is from Coast-to-Coast-am, and I want to be clear that I do not offer a general endorsement of the radio program, but Ms. Palfrey is very frank and enlightening in this interview with Ian Punnett, and I hope you'll agree it's worth hearing. She makes it clear that she was not given a regular ride through the justice system, she was targeted, and persecuted, with post-9/11 surveillance of wire transfers playing a key part.)
Two exceptions: One is Anton Ng, who was flat-out executed in Guatemala, he was an associate of Danny Casolaro's, and was killed shortly before Casolaro while researching BCCI. (Researching BCCI was also not very good for Mark Lombardi's health.) Another is Dr. David M. Graham, who appears to have been poisoned, with an intent to make it look he poisoned himself.
This video is a humorous stab at a real dilemma that voters have to face in this country. Namely, that when it comes to the biggest foreign policy decision that the U.S. will be making in the near future, all three major Presidential candidates offer only minor variances in rhetoric when it comes to Iran. The tacit implication being, they will act pre-emptively;
Senator Obama: "As president I will leave all options on the table for dealing with a threat from Iran including the military options."
Senator Clinton: "We cannot, we should not, we must not, permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons, and in dealing with this threat, as I have said for a very long time, no option can be taken off the table."
Senator McCain: "You know that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran? Heh--heh. Bomb, bomb, bomb-- heh--heh-- anyway..."
"New World Order" is probably too simple of a catch-phrase to reflect the genuine complexity of power relationships that have made the candidates' decisions for them. But I can understand "NufffRespect's" frustration at having no real choice, only options for different shades of malevelonce, with caveats that only exist for CYA and PR purposes.
All that said, I enjoyed this video, I hope that you do too, even if you think "NWO" is not a useful or accurate term ... sometimes satire is more effective than carefully massaged rhetoric.
Malloy spent a few minutes on 9/11 last night, discussing foreknowledge and then went deep into Northwoods;
(The above link plays about 17 minutes of the show.)
Why those who orchestrated 911 must be brought to trial: Italy and Japan question 911 while our children are indoctrinated
From chyco blog: http://www.chycho.com/?q=node/1690
War on Free Thought and Dissent Reaches Our Children
On 11 September 2001, the world changed. Not because the attacks on the United States were unique, since there have been many documented cases of false flag operations throughout history. The world changed because we forfeited the freedom of generations to come to obtain a delusional sense of security from madmen.
The reason that corporations like the United States even bother to release “official” documents so full of holes that you could fly a plane through them, is because by doing so, every branch of government must regurgitate this “official” story. This means that schools, which are meant to educate our children, are actually indoctrinating them into a corrupt system established for the proliferation of war.
UPDATE: Part 2 added:
"To know that this administration has lied us into two wars that have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people... solidifies for me the TRUTH that anything they say, is a lie. Or, everything they say is a lie, is another way of putting it. Everything that this administration says is a lie. If they have an official version of the events of 9/11, it is by definition, a lie. It has to be. Because this is an administration that lies about everything. There're no way to weasel out of that, you can't get out of that. An administration that will lie a country into war... will lie about everything. You don't have to be a genius to figure that out, or to come to that conclusion... There are some very, very brave, intelligent people, and expert people in their fields, who have said, 'No. This [9/11] is a lie.'"
- Mike Malloy, Nova M broadcast, April 28,2008
Yesterday, Mike Malloy (formerly of Air America radio) announced on his Nova M blog that he would be dedicating parts, if not complete shows, to talking about 9/11 starting with last night's broadcast;
Deep breath. Another.
"If you are in a position to know the truth and you have a reputation for telling the truth and you do not, then maybe this will shame you into it but I suspect it won’t. I’m sorry . . .Maybe you know something I don’t. Maybe you can help me to understand because I don’t understand. I see lies and I see murder most foul. If you support these lies then your hands have blood on them."
After reading this and - over the years since 9/11/2001 - dozens and dozens of articles regarding the events of that day and the subsequent examinations of all the available evidence, I have come to an understanding. This clear understanding will influence my political thinking, and the way I see the people who were in charge of my country on that day, until the day I die.
(On March 28, WhatReallyHappened.com posted a photograph of the front page of The Honolulu Advertiser, November 30, 1941. At the very top of the page is the headline: "Japanese May Strike Over Weekend!". The only reason that the headline exists is due to the effort of one Joseph Leib, who told his story in the January, 1984 Hustler magazine. Thanks to Larry Flynt Publications, 911blogger.com has permission to share the text from this piece of hidden history. Hustler has been quite+friendly+to+9/11+skeptics, and continues to be so. Bearing in mind that Hustler is a magazine that contains erotic imagery for adults, visit Hustler Magazine.com to see what is in the latest issue, including journalistic content from Thom Hartmann and Larisa Alexandrovna. -rep.)
Unedited story, including original Hustler editorial lead-in begins;
EXPLOSIVE TRUTH ABOUT PEARL HARBOR: THE STORY THE REST OF THE MEDIA WON'T TELL
REPORT BY JOSEPH LEIB
What you're about to read will amaze and astound you. More than 40 years after Japan's cowardly sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, HUSTLER has uncovered unquestionable factual evidence that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew almost to the hour when the Japanese assault would begin - and deliberately did nothing to prevent it. In fact, he had been working on his celebrated "Date Which Will Live in Infamy" speech several days before swarms of Jap bombers and fighter planes demolished the U.S. fleet and killed in excess of 2,400 American citizens. Now, for the first time, HUSTLER reveals the incredibly sordid story of how our 32nd President sold his country down the river.
There was an eerie calm over Hawaii that morning. Perhaps it was a silent warning of what was to come. On every prior Sunday, for nearly two months, U.S. Navy carrier-based fliers posing as enemy aviators had conducted mock bombing raids while Army antiaircraft batteries directed simulated fire in defense of the island. Just a week earlier the sky over Oahu has resembled a three-ring circus as Navy planes circled, dove and buzzed the decks of the mighty Pacific Fleet's warships lying in anchor at Pearl Harbor.
But Sunday, December 7, 1941, was different. With just a few exceptions nearly all the Navy's and the Army's aircraft were on the ground. No army gunners were ready at their posts. Not a single Navy reconnaissance plane was in the air. Instead, the fighters, bombers, patrol planes, transports and trainers were carefully lined up on runway aprons - wing to wing, tip to tip, in perfect target position.
Aerial shots of WTC before, during and after collapses;
Any idea of the source?
Picture of the mob-gang huddled together calling the shots on 9/11 including Karen Hughes, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney and other unidentified individuals.
Again, Condi trying to exonerate herself from Bush with a note on the right of the photo. Though the PDB of August 6th of 2001 is more than enough to implicate her guilty of treason. http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/terrorism/80601pdb.html
9/11 - related and not so much. What's happening in your neck of the woods? News you want to share, etc...
EDIT: The next WOT project will be more interative than this blog entry suggests. Please go and make your voice heard at the new WOT forum: http://weekoftruth.org/forum/index.php
(One last kick for ideas...)
This blog entry and ensuing thread is to gather ideas and tactics for the next Week of Truth project.
Where should we focus our energy next?
Please propose an event(s) or product to target, and let's try to work from the ground up this time. Then, I can present a united package from 911blogger.com users, to the coordinators of the Week of Truth.
Amnesty International is launching a new ad featuring a hard-hitting torture scene showing simulated "waterboarding" in a campaign to outlaw the controversial interrogation practice.
(This case study has been cited many times on the internet, but I was unable to find a copy for reference purposes. Here is the basic study, minus the two appendices which take up over half of the report. In short, this study supports the conclusions of Brigadier Gen. Benton K. Partin (Ret.) who submitted his report to Congress in the summer of 1995, where it fell upon deaf ears. Researchers interested in seeing the complete report with the appendices, should order a copy from American Opinion Book Services, by calling 1-800-527-8721 and asking for Carol Summers. The PDF is $25. Caveat: AOBS is owned by the John Birch Society.)
RELATING BLAST EFFECTS TESTS
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ALFRED P. MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
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