January 2008

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FAA: Terrorists (and CIA) Could Hack New Boeing Jetliner

...someone in FAA thwarts next false-flag op?...

FAA: Terrorists Could Hack New Boeing Jetliner
Thursday, January 10, 2008
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321326,00.html

The technology used by the new generation of aircraft is now so advanced that aviation officials fear that terrorists could use it to fly the plane.

The Federal Aviation Authority is concerned that terrorists could use the Dreamliner's in-flight Internet system to connect to "systems critical to the safety and maintenance of the aircraft."
In a report released last week, the FAA said that Boeing had left the pilots' computers open to attack by connecting the Dreamliner's entertainment system to the pilots' controls.
A hacker with a computer and some IT training potentially could hijack the system from his seat. Lori Gunter, a Boeing spokeswoman, said that Boeing had designed a system to counter the threat but admitted that it had not yet been tested.
The carbon-composite, aluminum and titanium Dreamliner is Boeing's most successful new aircraft, with more than 600 orders

MSNBC: Key 9/11 Commission Report Testimony Based on Torture

(I subbed in the word "torture" in the above headline, where MSNBC will only say "waterboarding". Even though Chief Justice Mukasey won't say it, Malcolm Nance, "a former master instructor and chief of training at the U.S. Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (SERE) in San Diego" says, I know waterboarding is torture - because I did it myself. So there you have it. -rep.)

9/11 Commission Controversy

By Robert Windrem and Victor Limjoco - January 30, 2008

The 9/11 Commission suspected that critical information it used in its landmark report was the product of harsh interrogations of al-Qaida operatives - interrogations that many critics have labeled torture. Yet, commission staffers never questioned the agency about the interrogation techniques and in fact ordered a second round of interrogations specifically to ask additional questions of the same operatives, NBC News has learned.

Those conclusions are the result of an extensive NBC News analysis of the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report and interviews with Commission staffers and current and former U.S. intelligence officials.

The analysis shows that much of what was reported about the planning and execution of the terror attacks on New York and Washington was derived from the interrogations of high-ranking al-Qaida operatives. Each had been subjected to "enhanced interrogation techniques." Some were even subjected to waterboarding, the most controversial of the techniques, which simulates drowning.

The NBC News analysis shows that more than one quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Report refer to CIA interrogations of al-Qaida operatives who were subjected to the now-controversial interrogation techniques. In fact, information derived from the interrogations is central to the Report’s most critical chapters, those on the planning and execution of the attacks. The analysis also shows - and agency and commission staffers concur - there was a separate, second round of interrogations in early 2004, done specifically to answer new questions from the Commission.

Rudy, 9/11, and a Nation Tired of the Terrorism Hype By Mary Shaw OpedNews 1/31/08

OpEdNews

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_mary_sha_080131_rudy_2c_9_2f11_2c_and_a_na.htm

January 31, 2008

Rudy, 9/11, and a Nation Tired of the Terrorism Hype

By Mary Shaw

Yesterday, Rudy Giuliani officially dropped out of the 2008 presidential race, after not doing so well in Tuesday's Florida primary.

Rudy's poor primary results came as a surprise to some people, because last year he had been considered a front-runner.

A lot of pundits are blaming it on the fact that Rudy didn't bother to court the early primary states, waiting to focus instead on Florida.

But I'm hoping that there's another explanation.

I'm hoping that people ignored him at the polls because they're sick and tired of hearing about 9/11 and how frightened they should be.

You see, Rudy ran on a 9/11 platform. As Senator Joe Biden had so cleverly observed, "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, and a verb, and 9/11."

Rudy seemed to believe that 9/11 had enabled him to prove his fitness as a leader in the "war on terror", and that this was reason enough to elect him.

History Commons Project, Update on January 31, 2008

History Commons Project, Update on January 31, 2008

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/news.jsp?oid=140393703-395

As you have probably noticed, the History Commons has been operating at a reduced speed lately due to a lack of funds, but the projects are still being updated with new material.

New entries to the 9/11 Timeline expand the chapters on the CIA tapes scandal and Osama bin Laden, as well as covering the recent return of Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan, the Miami Seven trial, and other issues.
Read more

The 9/11 Timeline is also looking for a contributor to write a series of entries about video and audio messages issued by al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, amongst other topics. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.

There are several new entries in the Confrontation with Iran Timeline that deal with the National Intelligence Estimate released last December.
Read more

The Decision to Invade Iraq Timeline has more entries about the ‘Dodgy Dossier’ and general sabre-rattling.
Read more

The Occupation of Iraq Timeline contains new entries about the surge, the Mahdi Army ceasefire, and the British withdrawal from Basra.

KEYBOARD/INTERNET/US MAIL ARE MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD: WHEN NOTIFYING CONGRESS OF FLAWED 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT

Hello Truthseekers & Truthtellers,

KEYBOARD/INTERNET/US MAIL ARE MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD: WHEN NOTIFYING CONGRESS OF FLAWED 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT

All 9/11 Truthers have 3 members of Congress that represent them. You have 1 House of Representative member that represents you from the district you live in and you have 2 Senators that are representing your state. For about $20.00 you can send all three of them a letter, like the one below, using Priority Mail with a U.S. Postal Service Signature Confirmation Receipt that has a signature confirmation number you can track on the internet.

Here's a letter I sent to my House of Representative member, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who represents District 4, which includes Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I live:

To Congresswoman Gwen Moore, January 31st, 2008

Publicizing Truths with Consequence, When Great Minds Think Alike

http://www.mtrnews.com/node/27

- Written by Cheri Roberts.

This weekend I attended the Publicizing Truths with Consequence media summit in Santa Cruz, CA representing MTR News Network; an event sponsored by Project Censored, 911Truth.org, and Be The Media. Turnout surpassed projected expectations 3 hours into the first day of this three day conference despite a winter storm that produced relentless rain and wind. At it’s high point there were upwards of 250+ people. The organizers adapted to the overflow and hosted a great event.

Portland 9/11 Truthers Confront Michael Shermer

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2617828906519205463&q=shermer+911&total=7&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2
Portland, Oregon 9/11 Truthers confronted state sponsored debunker Michael Schermer at Powells Books.

The Official Conspiracy Theory trolls have been working overtime on the comments section below the video. Action needed!

Journalists, bloggers are threats in terror drill

Step 8 (Control the press) and 9 (Dissent equals treason) in closing down society according Naomi Wolf

It's the government's idea of a really bad day: Washington's Metro trains shut down. Seaport computers in New York go dark. Bloggers reveal locations of railcars with hazardous materials. Airport control towers are disrupted in Philadelphia and Chicago. Overseas, a mysterious liquid is found on London's subway.

And that's just for starters.

Those incidents were among dozens of detailed, mock disasters confronting officials rapid-fire in the U.S. government's biggest-ever "Cyber Storm" war game, according to hundreds of pages of heavily censored files obtained by The Associated Press. The Homeland Security Department ran the exercise to test the nation's hacker defenses, with help from the State Department, Pentagon, Justice Department, CIA, National Security Agency and others.

The laundry list of fictional catastrophes — which include hundreds of people on "No Fly" lists suddenly arriving at airport ticket counters — is significant because it suggests what kind of real-world trouble keeps people in the White House awake at night.

ABC: Bill Clinton Undeterred By 9/11 Hecklers

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/01/bill-clinton-un.html

Bill Clinton Undeterred By 9/11 Hecklers
January 31, 2008 7:43 AM

ABC News' Sarah Amos Reports: Former President Bill Clinton took the phrase "on-message" to a new level in Denver yesterday, when hecklers began shouting about how September 11th was a conspiracy theory that needed further investigation.

Clinton had just begun his speech to the crowd, when a man towards the front of the crowd began shouting about re-opening the 9/11 investigation and the war in Iraq.

Watch the VIDEO HERE.

When the crowd tried to boo the man into silence, Clinton continued: "Let him talk."

The heckler's exact wording wasn't quite audible from the press risers, but the tone was apparent to everyone in the arena, including Clinton.