August 2005

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Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Al-Qaeda in 2000

Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00

In the summer of 2000, the military team, known as Able Danger, prepared a chart that included visa photographs of the four men and recommended to the military's Special Operations Command that the information be shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the congressman, Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, and the former intelligence official said Monday.

Center for Cooperative Research Fundraising Drive

The Center for Cooperative Research has issued an announcement saying that they MUST raise money to continue their efforts. The donations are tax-deductible, and I hope we all can agree how important their work is.

Please visit and make a donation so that they can continue their work!

Rant: Remember 9/11, it Justifies Everything

Arg. I just read an article by a journalist named Gordon Sawyer that really hit me the wrong way, you can find it here:

Remember Pearl Harbor ... Remember 9/11

Here are a couple quick samples of what he considers 'Remember[ing] 9/11':

I think it fair to say America is not unified in this war on terror we are fighting. When was the last time you saw a picture of the Twin Towers in New York crashing down with almost 3,000 American civilians inside?

Like that parallel? We're not unified because we don't remember 9/11.

Bush & Co: Still Stonewalling on 9/11

Bush & Co: Still Stonewalling on 9/11
The folks at have written up an article on the 9/11 Commission.

It looks like the Bush administration is still playing fast and loose with the 9/11 Commission and the public’s right to know.

Recall just a few of the tactics we’ve already seen:

First, the administration argued that an independent inquiry was simply a bad idea (“I think it’s the wrong way to go,” said Cheney). Then, when the bipartisan Commission was formed, the White House dragged its feet in every way possible. It opposed handing over daily intelligence briefings (”Those are very sensitive documents,” said Bush). It tried to bar Condoleeza Rice from testifying (”Historically, White House staffers do not testify before legislative bodies,” claimed Scott McClellan). It rejected the Commission’s request for an extension (”We expect they will be able to meet that deadline,” said spokeswoman Erin Healy). It even set time limits on how long Bush could testify (“We have discussed with the Commission what we believe is a reasonable period of time,” intoned McClellan).

User Submission - Simple Logic Exposes the Truth

The following is a user submission sent in by SomeBigGuy focused on the 'collapses' of the twin towers and WTC7:

A lot has been said about the fact that no steel framed building have ever collapsed from fire before or since 9/11. I've found that if you take this one simple fact just a little further, the truth of 9/11 becomes unmistakable.

In order to convince everyone of the truth, this is the only argument you'll need. Lets take it from the top:

Something that pundits of the official story as well as the media like to ignore is that there was a third collapse on 9/11. Building 7 (WTC 7) collapsed around 5:20 on 9/11 and WAS NOT hit by any airplane. Officially it caught fire from debris and collapsed due to these fires. Additionally, the existence of diesel fuel stored in the building is often blamed for creating the non-existent inferno and bringing the tower down. However, even FEMA's half baked analysis of the collapses conceded that there was only a small probability of that being the case.

9/11 ON TRIAL Article in the Daily Mail

This is a rather lengthy article briefly covering a range of topics from Operation Northwoods, the 'collapses' of the two towers, the confiscated pentagon tapes, LIHOP vs MIHOP, etc. It offers a rather specific 'conspiracy theory' which a lot of people will disagree with, but I felt the article was worth mentioning.

Apparently this article is in response to their new book entitled '9/11 Revealed: Challenging the facts behind the War on Terror'. You can find the official site for this book at, and you can find the amazon page for the book here.

CIA Commander Admits Bin Laden Was Allowed to Escape Tora Bora

CIA Commander: We Let bin Laden Slip Away - Newsweek

the CIA field commander for the agency's Jawbreaker team at Tora Bora, Gary Berntsen, says he and other U.S. commanders did know that bin Laden was among the hundreds of fleeing Qaeda and Taliban members. Berntsen says he had definitive intelligence that bin Laden was holed up at Tora Bora—intelligence operatives had tracked him—and could have been caught.

Check out these articles for some background on this known evacuation from Tora Bora:

Kyle Hence Asks 9/11 Commission About ISI-Atta Connections

9/11 CitizensWatch Co-founder Confronts Commissioner over 9/11 Report's Omission of Pakistani Wire Transfers to Atta

Last week live on C-SPAN Kyle F. Hence, Co-founder of 9/11 CitizensWatch, confronted the 9/11 Commission, its Vice-Chair Lee Hamilton and Ambassadors Jones and Ross regarding the omission from the 9/11 Report details of the ISI (Lt. Gen Mahmoud Ahmad) approved wire transfers to purported lead hijacker Atta via a bank in Dubai to two banks in Florida just prior to the attacks of 9/11.

Father, Who Lost Son at WTC, Claims Bush Administration Hiding Key Financial Documents Leading To Culprits of 9/11

Father, Who Lost Son at WTC, Claims Bush Administration Hiding Key Financial Documents Leading To Culprits of 9/11

William Doyle has become one of the main lightening rods of the 9/11 truth movement, saying President Bush and his cronies are the biggest stumbling block in getting at the real truth. Involved as one of the plaintiffs in a trillion dollar 9/11 lawsuit, he wants the American people to know Bush is hiding vital documents that could lead to the truth.
“They have blocked every avenue into getting at the truth behind 9/11,” said Doyle, referring to the shallow and unfounded 9/11 Commission findings as well as the Bush administration’s failure to release known information about the financial ties to 9/11.

Weekend Open Thread

I will be out of pocket this weekend, so if you come across any 9/11 related alternative news while I am out please feel free to post it.

Open thread, have at it.