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Banksy: the new World Trade Center shows 'the terrorists won'

Oct 29th 2013

 

While he's not an open truther, it is nice to read about Banksy taking a shot at that lie-sore "Freedom" tower .

In a rejected New York Times op-ed posted on his site, Banksy slammed the design of One World Trade Center, calling it "vanilla" and "the biggest eyesore in New York."

That building is a disaster. Well no, disasters are interesting. One World Trade Center is a non-event. It's vanilla. It's something they would build in Canada.The attacks on September 11th were an attack on all of us and we will live out our lives in their shadow. But it's also how we react to adversity that defines us. And the response? 104 floors of compromise?

Read the whole rejected Op-Ed

CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

BY SHANE HARRIS AND MATTHEW M. AID

"According to recently declassified CIA documents and interviews with former intelligence officials like Francona, the U.S. had firm evidence of Iraqi chemical attacks beginning in 1983. At the time, Iran was publicly alleging that illegal chemical attacks were carried out on its forces, and was building a case to present to the United Nations. But it lacked the evidence implicating Iraq, much of which was contained in top secret reports and memoranda sent to the most senior intelligence officials in the U.S. government. The CIA declined to comment for this story".

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran?page=full

Full Declassified Report

http://www.scribd.com/doc/163045562/Iran-Iraq-Situation-Report

Scientists who worked with Ivins still question government's methods

By Courtney Mabeus News-Post Staff

"Scientists who worked with Bruce Ivins said it would have been impossible for him to produce the amount of spores necessary to carry out deadly anthrax attacks given the time frame and equipment available to him at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Ivins died five years ago today as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice prepared to formally charge him with carrying out the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five and injured 17 others in the wake of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He had worked as a top government anthrax researcher at USAMRIID since December 1980.
Ivins died from an apparent suicide as the result of acetaminophen overdose.

A National Research Council committee in 2011 said conclusions reached by the FBI about the 2001 anthrax attacks were not fully supported by science.
The committee said that “it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the anthrax in letters mailed to New York City and Washington, D.C., based solely on the available scientific evidence.”

Political Assassination and the Crimes of War: The “Unnatural Death” of Dr. David Kelly

By Dr. David Halpin
Global Research, July 19, 2013

Url of this article:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/political-assassination-and-the-crimes-of-war-the-unnatural-death-of-dr-david-kelly/5343218

A bearded man of avuncular appearance had started early in replying to e-mails on the 17th July 2003. He was in the office of his pretty cottage, with the scent of roses telling of an English summer. The little village of Southmoor was stirring. He was to send over 80 via one of five hard drives and mostly in reply. Some would be encrypted because he was writing to friends and colleagues who like him shared secrets in the field of “WMDs”. And some would be human and ordinary as from a father of three daughters. He had delighted in seeing a new born foal and arranged to take his daughter Rachel down the village that Thursday evening to see young life together.

Bob Graham: FBI hindered Congress’s 9/11 inquiry, withheld reports about Sarasota Saudis

 

“The FBI’s failure to call (to the Joint Inquiry’s attention) documents finding ‘many connections’ between Saudis living in the United States and individuals associated with the terrorist attack(s)…interfered with the Inquiry’s ability to complete its mission,” said Graham, co-chairman of the Joint Inquiry.

Graham stated that Deputy FBI Director Sean Joyce, the Bureau’s second in command, personally intervened to block him from speaking with the special agent-in-charge of the Sarasota investigation.

“I am troubled by what appears to me to be a persistent effort by the FBI to conceal from the American people information concerning possible Saudi support of the Sept. 11 attacks,” Florida’s former governor said.

Graham’s remarks are contained in a 14-page sworn declaration made in a Freedom of Information lawsuit brought by BrowardBulldog.org in federal court in Fort Lauderdale."

"Actipedia" Crowdsourcing Platform Goes Public

Database of creative activism case studies will inform and inspire a new generation of activists

The Yes Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism are announcing the launch of Actipedia.org, an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism case studies designed to inspire activists.

"We designed Actipedia to inspire activists to more creative—and effective—actions," explains Stephen Duncombe, co-founder of the Center for Creative Activism.

"Actipedia is about sharing the ways people challenge power and envision a better society," adds Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Lab. "To change the world we've got to learn from each other."

Actipedia is built on an open-source platform and is designed for ease of use, with simple formats for viewing, searching and posting examples. The site draws case studies from original submissions, reprinted news articles, and informal snippets of action reports. Although it is only now launching, Actipedia already hosts over 400 case studies and counting, from countries from all over the world.

Manufacturing 9/11 Consensus : More bin Laden Death Movie Psy-ops

The shoddy and untenable story surrounding the May 1st 2011 Osama Death News continues to be a source for major motion pictures as the Daily Mail out of the U. K reports that a film is being made (produced by a company called Zulu 1) about the the Navy Seal who allegedly killed Usama bin Laden.

"In the story of The Shooter - who did not want to be identified but told his story through journalist Phil Bronstein - he describes seeing the terrorist's brains spill out on to the floor after he shot him before the realization bin Laden's son was there the whole time."

He also " also lamented over the treatment he received from the government when he retired after the mission, claiming he was abandoned with no health insurance or other benefits". Which is of course, par for the course in waking up to the gravity of the situation.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284900/Osama-Bin-Laden-death-Story-SEAL-Team-Six-Member-The-Shooter-movie.html#ix...

 

 

 

UK Doctors call for Dr David Kelly inquest to resume

By Telegraph reporters6:35PM GMT 10 Feb 2013

"A group of doctors which has been investigating the death of government scientist Dr David Kelly wrote to the Chief Coroner today calling for his inquest to be resumed and the suicide verdict re-examined.

In a letter to Judge Peter Thornton QC, they said there had been ''deficiencies in legal processes'' which meant Dr Kelly's inquest had never been formally closed, no final death certificate had been issued and no cause of death had been confirmed by a coroner.

They also said that the first police officer at the scene of Dr Kelly's death had changed his account of how his body was positioned, bolstering claims that it had been moved".

 

Read more:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9861704/Doctors-call-for-Dr-David-Kelly-inquest-to-resume.html

Bin Laden Fable Changes Yet Again

Paul Joseph Watson @Infowars

The White House continues to struggle to get its fairytale straight. The Navy SEAL who claims he shot Bin Laden says the terror leader did use his "wife" as a human shield, despite the White House acknowledging that the woman was not Osama's wife and was not used by him as a human shield.

RELATED: ‘I could see his brains spilling out..I watched him take his last breath’: Navy SEAL describes moment he shot bin Laden three times in head before zip-tying his screaming wife to her bed
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276972/Navy-SEAL-describes-moment-shot-Osama-bin-Laden-3-times-head.html#axzz2KaO...

RELATED: WHITE HOUSE SAYS OBL DID NOT USE HIS WIFE AS HUMAN SHIELD – http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2011/05/02/white-house-osama-used-his-wife-as-human-shield/

RELATED: Osama bin Laden ‘was not armed and did not use wife as human shield’ – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8489658/Osama-bin-Laden-was-not-armed-and-did-not-use-wife-as-huma...

Sandy Hook Tragedy: Corporate Media’s “Lone Gunman” Storyline Losing Ground

 

By James F. Tracy
Global Research, February 09, 2013
 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/sandy-hook-tragedy-corporate-medias-lone-gunman-storyline-losing-ground/5322426

Over the past seven weeks mainstream media have spoken in one earsplitting voice to drive home the now familiar “lone gunman” storyline ostensibly proffered by law enforcement while dismissing a multitude of important evidence indicating a far more complex scenario.

Indeed, as information recently pointed to by Digital Journal indicates,[2] in a widescale rush to judgment major news media have neglected vital information and statements from Connecticut state authorities suggesting that Lanza may have had accomplices.

Obama Admin : Anyone of us can order drone killing without evidence

WASHINGTON -- A report Monday night on the nature of the administration's drone program has the potential to dramatically revamp the debate over President Barack Obama's foreign policy and the confirmation process for his incoming cabinet.

The report, by Michael Isikoff of NBC News, reveals that the Obama administration believes that high-level administration officials -- not just the president -- may order the killing of “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or an associated force even without evidence they are actively plotting against the U.S.

“A lawful killing in self-defense is not an assassination,” states the Justice Department white paper quoted by Isikoff.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/doj-drones-paper_n_2619582.html

 

Extraordinary Rendition Report Finds More Than 50 Nations Involved In Global Torture Scheme

"The OSF report, which offers the first wholesale public accounting of the top-secret program, puts the number of governments that either hosted CIA "black sites," interrogated or tortured prisoners sent by the U.S., or otherwise collaborated in the program at 54. The report also identifies by name 136 prisoners who were at some point subjected to extraordinary rendition.

The number of nations and the names of those detained provide a stark tally of a program that was expanded widely -- critics say recklessly -- by the George W. Bush administration after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and has been heavily condemned in the years since. In December, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, condemned the CIA's detention and interrogation efforts as "terrible mistakes."

Although Bush administration officials said they never intentionally sent terrorism suspects abroad in order to be tortured, the countries where the prisoners seemed to end up -- Egypt, Libya and Syria, among others -- were known to utilize coercive interrogation techniques".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/extraordinary-rendition-torture-report_n_2617809.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

Calling Out The Hypocritical, War-Loving Left

Another solid report from James Corbett

"One would have thought, given this fervent anti-war sentiment, that these same groups would be overjoyed that Republican congressmen would be willing to reach across the aisle and submit a resolution to impeach the Commander-in-Chief should he wage another unconstitutional war by committing American forces to the destruction of Syria without so much as authorization from Congress. In fact, just such a move did take place last year, but rather than applaud it, the very same supposedly “anti-war” left that was so active against Bush has done its level best to ignore the very existence of the resolution and silence its advocates".

The Moral Decoding of 9/11 by John Mcmurtry

The Supreme Value System and Strategic Plan for World Rule

I was sceptical of the 9/11 events from the first time I saw the reel of it. It was on every major network within minutes. All the guilty parties were declared before any evidence was shown. The first questions of any criminal investigation were erased. Who had the most compelling motives for the event? Who alone had the means to explode two central icon buildings in New York into ashes and molten metal in seconds?1

Others questions soon arose in the aftermath. Why was all the evidence at the crime scenes removed or confiscated on the spot? Who was behind the continuous false information and non-stop repetition of ‘foreign/Arab terrorists’ when no proof of guilt existed? Who was blocking all independent inquiry?

Even 11 years on these questions are still not answered.

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