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My local German paper says today that Motassadeq has been tried yet again (for the 3rd or 4th time) and (again, after contradictory findings previously) been found guilty as an accessory to murder in 3000 cases(on 911) and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He apparently knew Mohammed Atta in Hamburg. I know of no other evidence. The case has been "problematic" (to say the least) from the beginning because the U.S. has refused and still refuses to allow two key witnesses to testify, who are being held in secret prisons! The latter little fact, interestingly, is not mentioned in the NYT/AP coverage.
Yarkas is a similar case--got 15 years in a Spanish court. What has happened to Moussaoui? All these guys have been tried and convicted (at least Yarkas and Motassadeq) of being accessories to 911, all with scant (or non-existant?) evidence--which would have to be the case since there is little or no evidence that the people they supposedly were accessories to had anything to do with 911!
I suspect that these trials and convictions (and lack of evidence) are going unreported in the US because 911 truthers would start saying, "Hey, if it's so clear that these guys were accessories, how come there's so much doubt about who the hijackers were--or if there were any--in this country?"
Calling itself "your Independent Conservative Voice of the South Carolina Upstate", The Times Examiner has run a positive review of 911 Press for Truth originally published in The New American. In an interesting side note: the South Carolina paper also has a column defending "Christian Zionism". Seems like they are having some interesting debates down there.
Here is the article:
Pressing for the Truth on 9/11
by William F. Jasper
December 25, 2006
9/11 Press for Truth effectively presents some of the most glaring discrepancies, lies, and coverups concerning the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
Henry Kissinger "nearly fell off the couch." He spilled his coffee on himself. He was visibly shaken. The next day he announced that he was stepping down as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, the post to which President Bush had named him a couple of weeks earlier. What had caused the always poised and famously unflappable "Dr. K" to come unhinged? Why the abrupt resignation from the chairmanship he had so recently accepted amidst such fanfare?
I had drafted a Blog about how I think war is the maijn economy of Bagdad. After I finished it I had a thought that wouldn't it be nice if someone offered to give President Bush his 21,000 extra troops if he agreed to cooperate with a new independent 9/11/01 investigation.
Just a dream I guess.
Apparently, President Bush is more concerned pumping our money into the Iraqis economy than our own.
The Iraqis are playing President Bush like the fool he is. They know he won't take the troops out. It wouldn't surprise me if Bush told the Iraqi Prime Minister what he wanted to do and said it was the Iraqi's idea. The greedy Iraqi polititcians wouldn't have anybody to bribe them without the war. How can you have a Democracy like the Americans and their freedoms without bribery?
How may more unaccountable billions of US dollars are going to be part of the "millions comming from the Iraqi government"?
The dumb arrogant Americans are still buying the "we haven't been attacked here since 2001" line. They know 9/11 was a put up job. President Bush has lost his mind. He still thinks that American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. They do have a memorial there don't they? He did lay a wreath there didn't he?
A new letter published on the Journal of 9/11 Studies site in the new "Letters" section debunks Judy Wood's space beam hypothesis.
This paper critiques the work and thesis of Judy Wood and Morgan Reynolds suggesting that a "Star Wars" beam weapon was used in the destruction of the World Trade Center towers (referred to herein as the “WR thesis” or “WR paper”). The WR thesis is presented in a web-based paper entitled “The Star Wars Beam Weapon”, which can be found here. The central claim of the WR thesis is that the phenomena observed during the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 are only consistent with the use of some type of directed energy weapon, either originating from outer space or reflected from outer space (thus, it is referred to herein as a “space beam weapon”). The main arguments in the WR thesis are examined in this paper and a case is made that the WR thesis and its supporting paper contain several scientific flaws, including, the use of corrupted data, ignoring data that contradicts its claims, not considering more reasonable explanations for observed effects, and, in the case of the Kingdome demolition, incorrectly comparing data.
More available here: http://www.journalof911studies.com/letters/Gourley5JAN07.pdf
Mark Roberts: NEADS ran no war games on 9/11. No hijacking drills whatsoever were run on 9/11.
Kevin Nasypany of NEADS: "When they told me there was a hijack, my first reaction was Somebody started the exercise early," The day's exercise was designed to run a range of scenarios, including a "traditional" simulated hijack. "I actually said out loud, 'The hijack's not supposed to be for another hour,'" Nasypany recalled.
Mark Roberts: No, I said, no exercises before 9:00 AM...
I think Mark that's what's commonly referred to as…..
I'm looking for one or more short videos (2-10min) that succinctly present the core points of 9/11 Truth (the non-debatable ones, not the contentious ones). My intent is to load them onto on my mobile phone and to show them when the opportunity arises.
Does anyone have any good links? Preferably higher-quality videos since they will have to be recompressed to a smaller format.
Thanks again, Parrotfish for sending this in.
Pelosi and the Democrats Perpetuate Commission’s Betrayal & Cover-up of 9/11
By Kyle F. Hence - 9/11 CitizensWatch
Jan. 8, 2007
Today, Speaker of the House Pelosi and several of her Democratic colleagues announced legislation (HR1) that would enact many more of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations. It’s hard to argue with their oft repeated mantra that these recommendations will make us safer and no doubt some, perhaps most, will do so.
In her introductory remarks, Speaker Pelosi harkened back to the creation of the 9/11 Commission saying, “we promised to fight terrorism…to give comfort to the families.” Well, as is so often the case with the usual rhetoric about “making us safer” and “honoring the families” Speaker Pelosi is charging ahead with an agenda that overlooks one of the most discomforting realities, one that is all too often denied. According to Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken, leading members of the Family Steering Committee, the Commission failed to answer 70% of their well-founded and well-researched questions. [ http://www.911pressfortruth.com/file_download/11 ] (PDF of questions)
We know that within the two years prior to 9/11, NORAD held an exercise based on the scenario of terrorists deliberately crashing a hijacked aircraft into the World Trade Center. And there were at least three exercises in the year before 9/11 based around a plane hitting the Pentagon.
But here is yet another exercise that mysteriously predicted the attacks. This one was held less than two weeks before September 11, at the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Only a few details of it have been described, by Ellen Engleman, administrator of the DOT's Research and Special Programs Administration, at the National Transportation Security Summit on October 30, 2001. She said:
Ironically, fortuitously, take your choice, 12 days prior to the incident on September 11th, we were going though a tabletop exercise. It was actually much more than a tabletop… in preparation for the Olympic games, at the Department of Transportation, which was a full intermodal exercise. During that exercise, part of the scenario, interestingly enough, involved a potentially high-jacked plane and someone calling on a cell phone, among other aspects of the scenario that were very strange when twelve days later, as you know, we had the actual event.
[There is a PDF of this document here. This quote appears on page 108.]
Guns & Butter
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 1:00pm
"Bush Moves Toward Martial Law"
Interview with writer and researcher, Frank Morales. We discuss the John Warner
Defense Authorization Act of 2007, signed by the President on October 17, 2006,
which allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops
anywhere in America, without state or local consent, in order to "suppress
public disorder". Also discussed are the actions of FEMA in reponse to
Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the deliberate dispersal of much of the
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