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To me, withholding these tapes from the 9/11 Commission, and then destroying them is an obvious crime. However, this isn't the first piece of 9/11 evidence that has been destroyed. There were FAA tapes destroyed. According to Curt Weldon, as reported by AP, "a Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks."
I think the efforts by Zelikow, Kean, and Hamilton to badmouth the CIA are obviously an attempt at re-establishing any credibility they may have had, though, I don't see that as possible since they have none. I also think they are trying to make the CIA the "scapegoat" for 9/11. I do think the CIA should be investigated with regard to the attacks, but I certainly don't think we should stop with them (White House, NORAD, FAA, Secret Service, Pentagon, I'm looking in your direction).
THE CIA chief who ordered the destruction of secret videotapes recording the harsh interrogation of two top Al-Qaeda suspects has indicated he may seek immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying before the House intelligence committee.
Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA’s clandestine service, is determined not to become the fall guy in the controversy over the CIA’s use of torture, according to intelligence sources.
It has emerged that at least four White House staff were approached for advice about the tapes, including David Addington, a senior aide to Dick Cheney, the vice-president, but none has admitted to recommending their destruction.
Vincent Cannistraro, former head of counterterrorism at the CIA, said it was impossible for Rodriguez to have acted on his own: “If everybody was against the decision, why in the world would Jose Rodriguez – one of the most cautious men I have ever met – have gone ahead and destroyed them?”
I went to the MythBusters forums to submit a show idea related to steel-framed building collapses only to find the following information:
"Please, do not post show ideas that are 9/11 conjecture. They will be removed as they are reported.
Curious, I emailed them about this:
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By Richard Elias
STRUGGLING for that last-minute Christmas present this year, many Scots will have succumbed to the tempting offer in the pub or work canteen of a cheap DVD of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. A useful stocking filler, thank you very much. It might be an illegal knock-off, but really, what's the harm?
That question has a chilling answer. Anyone who handed over their fiver may inadvertently have been funding a organisation responsible for dozens of killings, bombings and political assassinations, thousands of miles away in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
The sale of fake CDs, DVDs, clothing and perfumes in Glasgow and other British cities is helping to raise money for one of the world's most-notorious terror outfits – the group held responsible for the slaughter of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
MI5 is now targeting British-based supporters of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a pro-Kashmiri group dedicated to gaining the disputed territory its independence. Its aims include the "destruction" of the United States and India.
CIA Says It Cooperated With 9 / 11 Panel
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: December 22, 2007
Filed at 12:55 p.m. ET 37 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA on Saturday rebutted suggestions the spy agency
was uncooperative and hid from the Sept. 11 commission the videotaped
interrogations of two suspected terrorists, saying it waited until the panel went out
of business before destroying the material now in question.
The destruction in late 2005 of the videotapes of two al-Qaida suspects has
upset a federal judge and riled the Democratic-controll ed Congress, which has
promised an investigation. The Justice Department also is trying to find out
what happened and whether any laws were broken.
A recent memo by _Philip Zelikow_
(http://topics. nytimes.com/ top/reference/ timestopics/ people/z/ philip_d_ zelikow/index. html?inline= nyt-per) , the former
executive director of the Sept. 11 commission, suggests the CIA was less than
forthcoming when asked for documents and other information from the panel,
On most days of 9/11 activism, the positive far outweighs the negative, and even today, I think that's true. However, today, the people that gave us a hard time, really went out of there way to do so. We heard, "F_CK YOU", "Conspiracy Theorist", "Are you a member of the Flat Earth Society?", and someone even went out of their way to deliver this note to us:
The good news is we spoke with the movie theater manager, and she says that everything is ready to go, and the marquee will be up in the middle of the week sometime. So to those that weren't very nice today, I just want you to know that I look forward to seeing you at the Anthony Wayne Movie Theater on New Year's Day. Who knows? Maybe you'll learn something.
This story contains classic examples of the psy-ops/disinformation techniques of "limited hang-out," "misdirection," "delay, delay, delay," and just getting the details of the matter so bollixed up the public will become confused and go away.
Here's a pretty good definition of "limited hang-out": A limited hangout is a form of deception, misdirection, or coverup often associated with intelligence agencies involving a release or "mea culpa" type of confession of only part of a set of previously hidden sensitive information, that establishes credibility for the one releasing the information who by the very act of confession appears to be "coming clean" and acting with integrity; but in actuality by withholding key facts is protecting a deeper crime and those who could be exposed if the whole truth came out.
What's the "whole truth?" The official story of 9/11 is false. Yes, we all know that, but this is a very big nail in its coffin. This is a big story and should be followed closely. This is also a good "detail" to bring up with friends who are still lost in the woods. Alvin
By MARK MAZZETTI
Published: December 22, 2007
WASHINGTON — A review of classified documents by former members of the Sept. 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 and 2004 for documents and other information about the interrogation of operatives of Al Qaeda, and were told by a top C.I.A. official that the agency had “produced or made available for review” everything that had been requested.