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On Thursday 5 intrepid members of Boston 9/11 Truth went to NYC in the early morning to help New York members collect signatures to get a referendum on the ballot in November which would re-open the seriously flawed 9/11 commission.
The trip down itself was not without incident: a flat-tire going AND returning, heavy downpours and the predictable heavily congested traffic on I-95 near NYC. Nevertheless, the group arrived by 11 am at Union Square park where the petitioning was taking place that day. They joined other NY chapter members who were stationed through the park, at subway entrances and speaking to many New Yorkers sitting on the park benches to take in the sun.
It was not difficult to collect signatures, as many New Yorkers are well-informed about 9/11 and like to engage in political discussions. At least half of those asked to sign were not NYC registered voters and so were ineligible to sign. Of those eligible perhaps one in four would agree to sign.
Can you translate French or Turkish? All 3 of these articles mention Sibel Edmonds
French- This article has videos featuring Randy Glass interviews and Paul Thompson, Bush Administration pre-Iraq war lies, 9/11 commission footage, Condi being asked about the 100K wire transfer
Condoleezza Rice : "Je suis fière de notre décision" d’envahir l’Irak
French- This one seems to be more about the 2008 US prez campaign, video at the bottom feat. Sen Bob Graham's post JICI comments on PBS re: foreign assistance, and another video feat. Rice being asked about the 100K transfer, John Stewart clips
Un nouveau 11-Septembre pour faire gagner McCain ?
Turkish- Sahte pasaport şebekesi kurmuş!
first sentence: "Amerika’da Bush yönetiminde büyük kriz yaratan Sibel Edmonds olayını gündeme taşıyan"
Robin Hordon - 9/11 Truth For Peace
Recorded at the N.W. Truth Convergence at Peace Arch Park, July 5th, 2008. Special guest speaker Robin Hordon, ex-air traffic controller and current 9/11 advisor and activist , delivers a philosophical and retrospective look at the peace and protest movements of the past four decades. He concludes by intimating his personal vision and direction for the 9/11 Truth Movement by advocating the of use reasoned and passive 'informationing' to spread the word.
Robin's Homepage: www.robinhordon.tk
More videos from the NWTC:
"Spliting the Sky" Speaks Truth to Power:
(EDIT: follow-up below the fold. -rep.)
More videos from the hearing at DemocraticUnderground.com.
Guantanamo testimony: U.S. let bin Laden's top bodyguard go
By Carol Rosenberg | The Miami Herald
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Soon after Osama bin Laden's driver got here in 2002, he told interrogators the identity of the al Qaeda chief's most senior bodyguard — then a fellow prison camp detainee.
But, inexplicably, the U.S. let the bodyguard go.
This startling information was revealed in the fourth day of the war crimes trial of Salim Hamdan, 37, facing conspiracy and material support for terror charges as an alleged member of bin Laden's inner circle.
Michael St. Ours, an agent with the Naval Criminal Intelligence Service, NCIS, provided the first tidbit. He testified for the prosecution that his job as a prison camps interrogator in May 2002 was to find and focus on the bodyguards among the detainees.
And Hamdan helped identify 30 of them — 10 percent of the roughly 300 detainees then held here. They had just been transferred to Camp Delta from the crude compound called Camp X-Ray, and U.S. intelligence was still trying to unmask them.
Would the Israeli government murder Americans in Iraq to make it look like Iran did it? Of course they would if they thought it necessary, don’t be childish.
The question is whether the current employee types who talked to Giraldi actually have something material they’re going on here. - Scott Horton
"Some intel types are beginning to express concerns that the Israelis might do something completely crazy to get the US involved. There are a number of possible “false flag” scenarios in which the Israelis could insert a commando team in the Persian Gulf or use some of their people inside Iraq to stage an incident that they will make to look Iranian, either by employing Iranian weapons or by leaving a communications footprint that points to Tehran’s involvement." - Philip Giraldi
Read the rest.
If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel
Posted on July 24th, 2008 by Philip Giraldi
Batman's Take on 9/11 Era Politics? Drop the Fearmongering By Michael Dudley, City States. Posted July 25, 2008
Batman's Take on 9/11 Era Politics? Drop the Fearmongering
By Michael Dudley, City States. Posted July 25, 2008.
"The Dark Knight" warns against what happens when a society abandons its principles out of fear.
Editor's note: Contains spoilers.
"One of the "biggest" ideas of the year, according to James Fallows writing in the Atlantic Magazine, is the End of 9/11 as a metanarrative for American politics. For a growing domestic and international constituency, it is no longer tolerable for the very invocation of those events to warrant overriding every principle of American democracy. That moment of thoughtless panic has passed, and appears now to have been a dream of madness. Casting aside principles in the name of the "war on terror" -- to "work ... the dark side, if you will", as Dick Cheney put it -- is now being recognized as the path to becoming the very evil we feared."
Another of the PNAC's "best and brightest" has added his voice to the chorus calling for a war of aggression against Iran.
The following letter to Kagan was forwarded from a friend. The linked images are disturbing.
As you and your PNAC associates are working so assiduously to trigger a "pre-emptive" attack against Iran (a nation which has neither attacked nor threatened to attack either Israel or the US and is a signatory of the NNPT), and as you evidently take great pride in your "authorship" of the Iraq invasion, occupation and "surge", I am compelled to recommend a few photographs for your consideration. Although there are many thousands like them on the internet, somehow I sense you may not have had the opportunity to view them. As an academic myself, I understand how easily such abstractions as "war", "empire" and "national interest" can obscure the palpable facts of their realization.
Flight carrying members of Congress makes emergency landing
12:43 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
By Courtney Zubowski, Michelle Homer, Mark Greenblatt / 11 News
HOUSTON -- A Continental Airlines flight carrying seven members of Congress from Houston to Washington was forced to make an emergency landing after it lost cabin pressure Tuesday afternoon.
Flight 458 was bound for Reagan National Airport, but was diverted and landed safely in New Orleans, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Ted Poe told 11 News.
Poe and fellow Texas Congressmen Nick Lampson, Ron Paul, John Carter, Ciro Rodriguez, Solomon Ortiz and Henry Cuellar were aboard the flight, said Poe's press secretary DeeAnn Thigpen.
Ironically, the seven congressmen were trying to get back in time for a Tuesday night vote on an aviation safety bill, a spokesman for one of the representatives said.
There were 118 people total aboard the plane, Continental spokeswoman Julie King said.
No one was hurt.
Continental Airlines said the problem was caused by a sudden loss in cabin pressure.
Rob O'Flanagan of the Guelph Mercury writes about two University of Guelph professors who offer a scathing critique of the American government's version of the events of 9-11.
Land of conspiracy?
Two professors from U of G are hosting forums, arguing the 9-11 attacks in New York were part of an American plot.
July 24, 2008
A pair of University of Guelph professors have joined a growing number of academics and filmmakers who are writing and broadcasting their doubts about the official explanation behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
In a host of public forums, John McMurtry, professor emeritus of philosophy, and Michael Keefer, a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies, have presented arguments alleging a plot on the part of the American government, business and military leaders related to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
More than 2,700 people died.