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Zelikow : No Evidence that CIA Sought to Recruit Hijackers

 

Excerpt from latest essay by Phillip Zelikow, publish at The Cypher Brief

 

"Former senior White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke and a former FBI agent, Mark Rossini, alleged in the History Channel program that the CIA failures to share information with the FBI appear to have been deliberate. This was because, they say, the CIA had hoped to recruit al-Mihdhar or al-Hazmi to become agency informants, a plan approved by Director of the CIA Tenet and CIA leadership. This is obviously a grave allegation.

 

DC 911 Truth Seekers 2017

DC 911 Truth Seekers : 16th Year Anniversary with

Richard Gage, Peter Ketchum, Barry Kissin other experts at the National Press Club Sept 11th, 2017

*Barry Kissin talk particularly moving and informative talk starts @1:13:02

Stand for the Truth: A Government Researcher Speaks Out

A&E drops new video from former NIST employee. I find the production, the pacing, the length to be really spot on. Will be bookmarking this to send out to people now and when the next Anniversary (Patriots Day) comes around.

"In August of 2016, a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began looking into the reports his agency had released years earlier on the collapse of the World Trade Center. What he found shook him to the core.

In this poignant half-hour interview, Peter Michael Ketcham tells his story of discovering that the organization where he had worked for 14 years had deliberately suppressed the truth about the most pivotal event of the 21st century".

 

Moussaoui : “I am willing to fully testify on the 9/11 case ”

Via Miami Herald

 

    “I am willing to fully testify on the 9/11 case,” Zacarias Moussaoui wrote in broken English in January, “even if I was charge on the death penalty case as it incriminate me.” It is handwritten and signed “Slave of Allah.”

    The first docketed letter arrived at war-court judiciary headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, on Nov. 12, 2015 in an envelope from the U.S. penitentiary. In that one he offers to testify about “the real 9/11 mastermind,” then names Saudi Prince Turki, Princess Haifa, and a man named Omar. A lightly redacted Jan. 29, 2016 letter mentions a possible interview with an attorney for KSM — the U.S. intelligence nickname for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, accused here as the Sept. 11 plot mastermind and awaiting a death-penalty tribunal.

    Moussaoui, whose recent letter offered to testify in that case, wrote Pohl last year that he wants to “expose the Saudi Royal double game with UBL,” from Usama bin Laden, another U.S. intelligence acronym.

Donald Trump and the Next Wave of 9/11 Truth Telling

Happy Belated New Year.

With Barack Obama leaving the White House and his own 9/11 legacy to be held to account, a few questions really must be asked about how a President Trump figures into the history of 9/11.

1. Is President Elect Trump and his Justice Department going to be open to allowing lawsuits and inquiries to go forward?

2. How Truth is Trump?

Trump is willing to call out fake news media in a way that has never happened before by any contemporary President. Maybe I missed it but the only thing that hasn't been lobbed at him is 9/11 Truth "conspiracy" sympathizer.

Do we have any evidence that Donald Trump knows more about 9/11 from public comments then or now?

In this first clip around 2:35, Trump sounds shades of Jerome Hauer in his answer to the reporter who asks how a building that was made to take plane impacts could be destroyed.

Supreme Court to hear case accusing Bush officials of 9/11 abuses

via Star Tribune

"The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether officials in President George W. Bush’s administration — including John Ashcroft, the former attorney general, and Robert Mueller, the former FBI director — may be held liable for policies adopted after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The case began as a class action in 2002 filed by immigrants, most of them Muslim, over policies that swept hundreds of people into a New York City detention center on immigration violations after the attacks. The plaintiffs said that they had been subjected to beatings, humiliating searches and other abuses".

more

http://www.startribune.com/supreme-court-to-hear-case-accusing-bush-officials-of-9-11-abuses/396732911/

First Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia Filed Since Congressional Override Of Sovereign Immunity Bill

Via Jonathan Turley

"Plaintiff Stephanie Ross Desimone filed suit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alleging the nation provided material support to Al-Qaida in its terror attacks against the United States on September 11th, 2001. This represents the first of such filings–there–are almost certainly to be many following, since the United States Congress last Wednesday overrode President Obama’s veto of a sovereign immunity bill allowing foreign governments to be sued in the United States for supporting terrorist acts within the US borders".

Full Text and PDF to Civil Complaint Document

https://jonathanturley.org/2016/10/02/first-lawsuit-against-saudi-arabia-filed-since-congressional-override-of-sovereign-immunity-bill/

 

 

Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, setting up override vote in Congress

via Washington Post

"President Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks. Congressional leaders plan to hold override votes in the coming days and supporters of the legislation say they are confident they can succeed in overturning the president’s action. The Obama administration had until midnight Friday to reject the measure, or it would have automatically become law."

more
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/23/obamas-911-bill-veto-is-coming-down-to-the-buzzer/

Judge 'manipulated' 9/11 attacks case, court document alleges

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/31/9-11-attacks-destroyed-evidence-khalid-sheikh-mohammed

"The judge overseeing the premiere military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay effectively conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to defending the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks, according to a scathing court document.

Army Col James Pohl, who this week at Guantánamo is presiding over a resumption of pretrial hearings in the already troubled case, “in concert with the prosecution, manipulated secret proceedings and the use of secret orders”, the document alleges, preventing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s defense team from learning Pohl had permitted the Obama administration to destroy the evidence".

 

New 9/11 Bill Hits Last-Minute Snags, Large Cuts

 

Sources say the Energy and Commerce Committee is mistakenly cutting the bill and almost left off the name.

WASHINGTON -- Just when it looked like a new 9/11 health and compensation law was on the brink of being finalized -- and after House Speaker Paul Ryan threw his support behind it -- sources told The Huffington Post troubling last-minutes snags were emerging.

At one point, sources said, the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the health portion of the bill, had left off the name of the legislation -- the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. It was named after a New York City detective who died from illnesses he contracted working on the recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 2001 terror attacks.

"It just shows how inept and uncaring they are," said one advocate who requested anonymity while negotiations are still ongoing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-911-bill_566a1b50e4b080eddf57c065

Paul Ryan's Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

WASHINGTON -- Two of House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) newly empowered committee chairmen took immediate advantage Thursday of the freshly elected leader's pledge to give power back to committees -- and may have handed him a 9/11-related publicity disaster.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the head of the Energy and Commerce Committee, both announced measures to temporarily extend the expiring 9/11 health and compensation programs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-committee-chairmen-9-11-responders_56334e28e4b0c66bae5bf417?cps=gravity_5026_8739026939667751304

Osama Death Hoax : Mark Bowden's Revenge

In the Vanity Fair article, "There’s Just One Problem with Those Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories "
Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down" and "The Finish", takes aim at Sy Hersh and other "conspiracy theorists" who challenge the OBL death narrative.

"Seymour Hersh arrived late to the game, bringing with him an unmatched reputation for investigative coups—from My Lai to Abu Ghraib—and a scrappy anti-establishment attitude. His two sources told him a different tale. But for his to be true, every one of my sources was lying. And not just my sources, but those for Bergen, Schmidle, and others, too. Also the two SEALs who have told their own versions of the raid. All of them had to be in on the lie".

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/10/mark-bowden-bin-laden-capture-conspiracy

Professor Awarded $300+K to Study 9/11 ‘Vice Epistemology’.

 

by James Tracy

Professor Quassim Cassam has been awarded £250,000 (or $391, 737) by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) UK to study what he calls ‘intellectual vices’. The title of his project is ‘Vice Epistemology’.

He believes his research could help to explain how certain claims – for example that 9/11 was masterminded by the US government – are able to gain so much traction.

His findings may also shed light on why some people are susceptible to becoming radicalised in ways that make them potential recruits for extremist organisations such as Islamic State.

Prof Cassam said: “In 2008, a global poll of over 16,000 people found fewer than half believed that al-Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, with a significant number attributing the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers to a controlled demolition by the US government.

“We live in a world where strange conspiracy theories such as this abound, often with dire social and political consequences. But how are such beliefs to be explained?

Jeb Bush: “I Don’t Know What the 28 Pages Are”

By Brian McGlinchey

Activists affiliated with New Hampshire-based “Declassify the 28 Pages” are at it again.

Continuing to make the redacted 28 pages on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers a campaign issue, they recently asked Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush if he would declassify them.

Jeb Bush at a Town Hall in Barrington, NH on 8/7/15 denied ever having heard of the 28 pages his brother classified in 2002.

Bush’s answer: “I don’t know what the 28 pages are, so please explain it.”

Full Article
http://28pages.org/2015/08/19/jeb-bush-i-dont-know-what-the-28-pages-are/

Pre-Trial Hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Cancelled

(NEW YORK) — A series of pre-trial hearings in the case of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed scheduled for later this month have reportedly been cancelled.

According to an email from the military commission at Guantanamo Bay to the families of 9/11 victims, the hearings scheduled to run from August 24 to September 4 were cancelled. The email only cited unresolved issues pertaining to a certain motion.

The next scheduled hearings are set to take place from October 19-30.

http://www.ktsa.com/pre-trial-hearings-for-alleged-911-mastermind-khalid-sheikh-mohammed-cancelled/

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/08/17/u-s-military-cancels-hearing-for-five-911-suspects-held-at-guantanamo/