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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a devastating double-blow to al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise, U.S. counterterrorism forces killed two American citizens who played key roles in inspiring attacks against the U.S., U.S. and Yemeni officials said Friday.
U.S-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, who edited the slick Jihadi Internet magazine, were killed in an air strike on their convoy in Yemen by a joint CIA-U.S. military operation, according to counterterrorism officials. Al-Awlaki was targeted in the killing, but Khan apparently was not targeted directly.
Why is Explosive 9/11 Evidence so Hard to Accept? Psychology Experts Explain
-an excerpt from '9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out'
*From AE911Truth's youtube channel
Originally posted on 9/16/2011
James Corbett's humorous take on 9/11 has gone completely viral, amassing 500,000 views in just 5 days on youtube. This 5-minute satire of the 'Official Conspiracy Theory' uses factoids and hilarious graphics to drive home its points in what can only be called a masterpiece of reductio ad absurdum.
Whatever it is, it's working. A half-million views in 5 days speaks for itself.
Transcript and sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2594
Tonight, Pacifica Radio (KPFA) is hosting the second radio debate between architect Richard Gage, AIA, and physicist Dave Thomas in New York City. Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, directors and editors of Project Censored, will moderate.
Pacifica is the oldest public radio network in the U.S. Project Censored, housed at Sonoma State University and now in its 35th year, has been referred to by the Los Angeles Times as “offering devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of mainstream news in America”; as “one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism” by Walter Cronkite and as “a terrific resource” by Library Journal.
Physicist Dave Thomas will once again attempt to juggle the discrepancies in the official 9/11 story
Richard Gage, AIA, gave an interview Thursday, September 8, 2011 on WMNF 88.5 in Tampa, FL. This community radio station has affiliations with NPR and covers the Bay Area of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Boasting a large progressive audience, "Radioactivity" with host Rob Lorei is a Live Call-In morning show which follows "Democracy Now!" on Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST.
Gage appears for the second half of the show, starting at 27:32. To hear the archived program:
http://www.wmnf.org/program_strips/353 (Click "Go" to download the M3U file). The podcast is also attached below.
EDIT: Direct mp3 link: http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_110908_100618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3
Tomorrow's show will feature a "rebuttal" by Popular Mechanics guest not yet identified.
Local architect Jim Bedinghaus was able to call in to promote the premiere screening of "Experts Speak Out," Sunday, Sept. 11, in St. Pete. Jim was originally slated for this interview but wanted to get someone else - an "ace" to take his place. Thankfully, Richard was available and gave one of his finest interviews to date.
For up-to-date listings of venues that are showing the new AE911Truth documentary, visit:
More venues are being added each day as we approach 100 screenings by the anniversary! Screen the premiere of "9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out" in your community. Download or order the movie at: http://911expertsspeakout.org
World911Truth.org | September 1, 2011
When asked by WeAreChange (see video) if he would support the 9/11 victim’s family members whose questions were never answered by the 9/11 Commission Report, in their demand for a new independent 9/11 investigation, Ron Paul, R-Tex., replied “Yes, I support more investigation, because, I think the ineptness was probably hidden, because there was a tremendous amount of ineptness. That’s generally what government investigations do, they hide the inefficiencies and ineptness of government officials.”
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 presents a unique opportunity to reach millions of people by writing letters to the editor on a massive scale. The subject matter is ripe for discussion, and newspaper editors will be obliged to print a great many of our letters.
Here is a sample LTE inspired by the recent essay from Paul Craig Roberts. Please submit this letter to your local newspaper - or write one of your own. All newspapers have online submission forms for easy convenience. Most public forums allow for 250 or 300 words, however some have a 200-word limit. Join this grassroots campaign that is underway now! Our goal is to generate 1,000 submissions in the next few days. Simply copy the following letter into the online submission form of your newspaper and submit. Spread on Facebook!
Thanks to Lynn Bradbury for help with the composition and editing.
(LTE - 220 words)
Kevin Ryan will be on NPR Thursday, August 25th, at 10 am ET (7 am PST). Unfortunately they have recently reduced his air time from one hour down to 10-minutes. He will be the only 9/11 skeptic on this 2-hour show about 9/11 skeptics. Instead, they will have Jim Meigs from Popular Mechanics and Johnathan Kay starting at 10 am ET. The show is called 'On Point.' http://onpoint.wbur.org
Call-in number: 1-800-423-8255
Lorie Van Auken joins us and shares with us her reflections ten years on about the events of 9/11 and her loss. She discusses the still- classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 families’ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission. She questions our current many-fronted wars and the senselessness of the occupation of and our military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan with Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden both dead, while our economy is crashing here at home. Ms. Van Auken talks about the three versions of the NORAD timeline, the passage of the Patriot Act as a vehicle to erode our civil liberties, NSA’s illegal wiretapping of our domestic communications under the guise of security, and more!
VanAukenLorie Van Auken, the mother of two children, lost her husband Kenneth Van Auken in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. She is one of the “Jersey Girls” who, along with Kristen Breitweiser, Mindy Kleinberg, and Patty Casazza, fought the Bush administration for a commission to investigate the attacks. Ms. Van Auken is also a member of the September 11 Advocates.
It is encouraging that former White House Counter-terrorism czar Richard A. Clarke is willing to meet with members of the 9/11 truth movement and discuss pre-9/11 intelligence. So far he has provided some interesting revelations about the CIA's operational interest in two of the accused hijackers, Khalid Al-Midhar and Nawaf Al-Hazmi, and the agency's attempt to withhold information from the FBI about these individuals, despite knowing they were members of Al-Qaeda and living in the US.
Let us take advantage of this golden opportunity to ask Clarke a few more questions. Here's 10:
1. Who wrote the August 6 memo titled, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the US?" Who prepared this PDB for the president and Dr. Rice?
2. Who in our government maintained "intimate relations with Bin Laden all the way up until 9/11?" This is a bombshell statement made by former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds and others.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the first news of the September 11 2001 attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.
In a rare interview with the National Geographic Channel, Bush reflects on what was going through his mind at the most dramatic moment of his presidency when he was informed that a second passenger jet had hit New York's World Trade Center.
Bush was visiting a Florida classroom and the incident, which was caught on TV film, and has often been used by critics to ridicule his apparently blank face.
"My first reaction was anger. Who the hell would do that to America? Then I immediately focused on the children, and the contrast between the attack and the innocence of children," Bush says in an excerpt of the interview shown to television writers on Thursday.
Dutch demolition expert Danny Jowenko was killed a car accident Saturday in the Netherlands. He was reportedly driving from church when he collided head-on with a tree. There was also a dog in the car who survived. Jowenko is best known in the 9/11 truth community for his analysis of Building 7, which he concluded was a professionally-engineered controlled demolition.
In just 8 months the number of Facebook followers for AE911Truth and World911Truth has doubled from 40,000 to almost 80,000. This demonstrates the power of social networking and the steady growth of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Much of the success can be attributed to timely updates of quality postings by JF Ranger, Facebook administrator for both sites - as well as the A/E web team. Here's to continued growth and reaching 100,000 this year!
A new TV ad voiced by Ed Asner has just been created with designs on running in New York and other major markets in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The 30-second spot combines Asner's narration with footage of the 3 towers' destruction and forces the viewer to decide what they are witnessing, as it promotes AE911Truth.
My idea for this ad was brought to life by Nathan Flach, (aka. Xenomorph911) who provided the editing and production skills to make it happen. It was a team effort. More information coming soon.
www.reinvestigate911.org Top US architect on European speaking tour.
American architect, Richard Gage, AIA, brings explosive evidence for the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises to the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects in London, June 20, as part of a 10-city European tour. His talk is entitled, "9/11: Blueprint for Truth -- Architecture of Destruction." For full details of other venues please check www.AE911truth.org
New Poll: 48% of New Yorkers Support a New 9/11 Investigation into Building 7's Collapse.
As the 10 Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches quickly, a new Siena poll shows that half of New Yorkers today are in support of a new probe into the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.
The poll shows that 1 in 3 New Yorkers were unaware of Building 7's collapse, and despite the importance of the events of that day, only 25% have ever seen video footage of Building 7's collapse. Only 30% could identifty the name of the skyscraper. Moreover, the poll shows that only 40% of New Yorkers believe the official explanation that office fires were responsible for the collapse of this 47 story steel-framed structure.
On Friday, May 6, Blueprint for Truth will be airing at 8 pm. on Public Access Channel 27 in San Francisco. (It played the weekend of April 23 as well, when their satellite was down.)
Public Access TV is a great way to reach a lot of people. If anyone is interested in getting "Blueprint" aired on their local public access TV channel(s), it can sometimes be as easy as filling out a simple online form if you are a local resident.
"For Channel 27 in SF, I didn't even need the form," Rebecca Coolidge, AE911Truth volunteer, explains. "You can direct the station to a free downloadable version at http://www.pegmedia.org (click on the "Quick Lists of All Shows" link on the right, and then on "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth." There are shorter versions there that they can choose from as well.)
Blueprint for Truth will also be airing on Friday, May 13, at 12:00 am on public access TV in Houston, TX. It has aired numerous times this year in Houston according to Jackie Carpenter, another AE911Truth volunteer. "Last Sunday morning when I turned on my TV I saw Richard Gage talking about Building 7!" To see the schedule, visit Houston Media Source http://www.hmstv.org (What's on? click Here.)
There have been airings in Spokane, Austin, San Diego, NY, Berkeley -- and soon in Washington, D.C. Albuquerque, NM is airing 2 hours of 9/11 truth programming weekly, Mondays and Thursdays at 8 pm. The program is called '9/11 Myth vs. Reality,' which uses footage from BFT. A report and Action Alert is forthcoming with more details. For more information about putting Blueprint for Truth on public access TV, contact: email@example.com
Please report any airings to the team!
Cindy Sheehan has turned her grief into an anti-war crusade, even questioning the death of Osama bin Laden. From HLN's Dr. DREW Show Thurs. 5/5/11:
We are pleased to announce that today from 1 to 2pm EST, Manny Badillo and Tony Szamboti of the Remember Building 7 campaign will be on the Colin McEnroe show on WNPR, National Public Radio’s Connecticut affiliate. They will be joined by Cheryl Curtis and JoAnne Bauer of Connecticut 9/11 Truth, who helped organize the recent Investigate Building 7 conference at the University of Hartford. Be sure to tune in if you can, and please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested!
To listen, please go to: http://www.cpbn.org/program/colin-mcenroe-show
Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by The Huffington Post
The Sad Defeat of Our Constitution
by Kristen Breitweiser
Today I was given two hours of "advance notice" regarding DOJ's decision to not prosecute the remaining alleged 9/11 conspirators in an open court of law. According to DOJ's statement, the remaining individuals will be sent to military tribunals.
I recognize that there are many, many other things for Americans to be upset with today, but I hope everyone can take a second to contemplate this decision and recognize what it says about President Obama, the Department of Justice, and the United States.
January Action: AE911Truth Action Group -- Mail postcards to architects and engineers in your community.
These effective postcards give the crux of the controlled demolition evidence for Building 7. One side is the front of our WTC 7 Evidence Card and the other side has room for a mailing address and a postage stamp. A convenient way to get the evidence out to every architect and engineer in your community and everybody else that you know without having to be there in person.
Just open your Yellow Pages to get the addresses of A/E's, then put on a 28-cent stamp and drop in the mail!
Shelton and the rest of the 4409 crew have struck again... Here's their second 9/11 truth billboard promoting AE911Truth! This is set to be another youtube sensation.
Total Facebook Friends of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has now topped 20,000, having doubled in the last two months from 10,000 in early August. Combined with World for 9/11 Truth's 19,400 Fans, we are looking at a total of almost 40,000 friends of 9/11 Truth! Even with the obvious overlap, this is still an impressive figure. The social networking phenomenon is alive and well and doing its part to spread the message of the most important movement of all-- OURS.
Tremendous credit to JF Ranger for updating the Facebook pages on an almost daily basis with the top news stories and action campaigns. The system is oiled and producing results. Friend Us!
*Please submit the following letter to your local newspaper on behalf of Bob McIlvaine and other family members who demand 9/11 truth and justice. Select one of the two versions below depending on the word limit requirements of your paper's public forum. (If 300 words, use the first letter--- if 200 words, use the second letter). NOTHING to write. Just mail this LTE along with your contact information or submit online at your newspaper's website. Let's set a goal of 100 submissions. They will ALL be read by newspaper editors and many will be published. Together we can reach millions of readers while promoting Building 7 awareness and activism. Do it for Bob!
This letter is written in honor of those who died on September 11, 2001, and in support of their families who are still seeking the truth about that day, including Bob McIlvaine, who lost his 26-year old son, Bobby.
"Building what?" - Judge Edward Lehner upon hearing mention of WTC Building 7
Click to visit the temporary website!
Thank you for helping us meet our target for the first week of the “BuildingWhat?” fundraising drive! We have $10,547 in the bank to air TV ads showing footage of Building 7 all over New York City. After expenses that’s enough to reach 100,000 people with 10 spots. Who wants to see enough raised for 500 spots? Every $750 we raise is enough for another spot to reach another 10,000 people, so please contribute generously and ask your friends to contribute too! Go to BuildingWhat.org.
Another big plus is that a generous individual has pledged to match 5% of all contributions made – meaning the more you contribute the more he will contribute!
Don’t forget, the 30-second ad that will appear on TV screens all over New York City will be unveiled on Friday, August 27. In case you need another reason to contribute, here are seven:
We need to continue to seek the truth about 9/11
Bloomington Herald-Times, Agust 8, 2010
This guest column is by Kevin Ryan, a member of the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington.
Over the past three years, a group of concerned Bloomington citizens has worked to raise the public consciousness about the need for 9/11 truth. These folks are sometimes called “conspiracy theorists” because they do not believe the official version of events. Once people get by their initial reactions to 9/11 questioning, however, much can be learned in the process.
To begin with, we all understand the definition of a conspiracy to be a secret plan, among two or more people, to commit a crime. Yet when faced with emotionally charged events like 9/11, many of us pretend that the definition of the word has changed.
This is the big leagues. AE911Truth is running a series of 30 second spots on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory in the build up to Richard Gage's appearance as a guest on the show July 31st.
[Starting this Thursday, July 15th at 2:17 a.m. Eastern]
Remember this will be a truly national spot airing on 500+ stations! A first for 9/11 truth. [There was a spot on Coast to Coast earlier this year, but it only ran in the Los Angeles market]. This is not just a local affiliate of a nationally syndicated show-- this is a nationwide ad that will be heard by nearly a half million people.
So put on a pot of joe and listen this Thursday at 2:17 a.m. Eastern. // Wed. 11:17 pm. Pacific
Thursday is the original spot by Ed Asner, while following versions will be modified to serve as promos for Gage's appearance on the 31st.
Radio Affiliates: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/affiliates
Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Do You Really Believe in Miracles? by David Ray Griffin
(Originally posted at Global Research, July 6, 2010
An Open Letter to Terry Allen, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, David Corn, Chris Hayes, George Monbiot, Matthew Rothschild, and Matt Taibbi
by David Ray Griffin
July 6, 2010
According to several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, some of its central claims, especially about the destruction of the World Trade Center, show its members to be scientifically challenged. In the opinion of some of these critics, moreover, claims made by members of this movement are sometimes unscientific in the strongest possible sense, implying an acceptance of magic and miracles.