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Torture and 9/11
By John S. Hatch
May 22, 2009 "Information Clearing House" --- It could be argued that of the panoply of evil of which human beings find themselves uniquely capable, nothing is as abominable as the deliberate infliction of mental or physical pain on a helpless captive person.
That a nation grandiosely referring to itself as the world’s lone ‘superpower’ would, on the basis of very thin manufactured evidence stoop to such behavior as using sodomy (even against innocent children), cramming people into coffin-like boxes, chaining them in stress positions, karate-kicking them (even to death), suffocating them, slamming their heads into walls, taking away their clothing, freezing them, using sensory deprivation and drowning, plus a hundred other cruel measures gives the lie to that assertion. An evil power, certainly. Hardly a ‘shining city on a hill’.
By Zachary Roth - May 22, 2009, 11:57AM
We're starting to get a rich picture of the four hapless Jihadis who were arrested Wednesday night for plotting to bomb two New York synagogues, as well as the FBI informant who deceived them. And the overall portrait that's emerging is that of a group of struggling, disaffected petty criminals, who bonded at a Newburgh, NY mosque over having spent time in prison, before being taken in by a Pakistani immigrant looking to win leniency for a crime of his own.
There's little doubt the bumbling would-be bombers went far enough with the plot to demonstrate that they had the intention to commit terror, and for that they'll pay the price. But the whole tale comes off perhaps more as a sad glimpse into the lives of a loose group of aimless and obscurely embittered Americans than as a dire illustration of the threat of home-grown terrorism.
FBI Blows It: Supposed Terror Plot Against NY Synagogues Is Bogus By Robert Dreyfuss, The Nation. May 23, 2009
FBI Blows It: Supposed Terror Plot Against NY Synagogues Is Bogus
By Robert Dreyfuss, The Nation. Posted May 23, 2009.
Turns out it is really the handiwork of a creepy FBI informant. The story strengthens the narrative that the "homeland" is under attack. It's not.
By the now, it's maddeningly familiar. A scary terrorist plot is announced. Then it's revealed that the suspects are a hapless bunch of ne'er-do-wells or run-of-the-mill thugs without the slightest connection to any terrorists at all, never mind to Al Qaeda. Finally, the last piece of the puzzle: the entire plot is revealed to have been cooked up by a scummy government agent-provocateur.
I've seen this movie before.
Blogged by Sibel Edmonds on 5/22/2009 4:19PM
SIBEL EDMONDS: Two Sides of the Same Coin... Heads-Heads
Guest Editorial by Sibel Edmonds
"In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill...we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one." --- Plato
World for 9/11 Truth Mission
"World for 9/11 Truth (W9T.org) which started on May 12th, 2009, is a grassroots campaign to unify the world behind one single idea: a new independent investigation for 9/11.
Millions of people around the world doubt the official version of the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission, and this number is growing everyday. Our goal is clear: we want all these people to sign our petition.
We are also calling on all 9/11 Truth Movement local groups to support this initiative. We hope to work with all of you very soon. Here you will find fliers and other documents to distribute in your area in support of our petition.
Let's all unite behind a new independent 9/11 investigation and let's show the world how big this movement really is."
Those who subscribe to 9/11 conspiracy beliefs are generally suspicious and inquisitive, a new study suggests.
By Bruce Bower
Web edition : 10:39 am
Shortly after terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center and mangled the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, conspiracy theories blossomed about secret and malevolent government plots behind the tragic events. A report scheduled to appear in an upcoming Applied Cognitive Psychology offers a preliminary psychological profile of people who believe in 9/11 conspiracies.
Hat tip to simuvac who caught this here (no, he wasn't the source for Dr. Scott). - Jon
May 22, 2009 Peter Dale Scott 911Truth.org
Here is an excerpt from the text of what Cheney said at the American Enterprise Institute on May 21, 2009:
"For me, one of the defining experiences was the morning of 9/11 itself. As you might recall, I was in my office in that first hour, when radar caught sight of an airliner heading toward the White House at 500 miles an hour. That was Flight 77, the one that ended up hitting the Pentagon. With the plane still inbound, Secret Service agents came into my office and said we had to leave, now. A few moments later I found myself in a fortified White House command post somewhere down below.
There in the bunker came the reports and images that so many Americans remember from that day - word of the crash in Pennsylvania, the final phone calls from hijacked planes, the final horror for those who jumped to their death to escape burning alive. In the years since, I've heard occasional speculation that I'm a different man after 9/11. I wouldn't say that. But I'll freely admit that watching a coordinated, devastating attack on our country from an underground bunker at the White House can affect how you view your responsibilities."
-- http://www.realclearpolitics.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearpolitics (Emphasis added)
The first radar sighting of a plane approaching Washington was at 9:21 AM. In other words Cheney has confirmed his first account (and ours) that he was taken from his office earlier than 9:36 AM (as claimed in the 9/11 Report, p. 39), and first arrived in the bunker much earlier than "shortly before 10:00; perhaps at 9:58" (9/11 Report, p. 40, citing Cheney interview with Newsweek, November 19, 2001). There were of course no images to watch for some time from the crash in Pennsylvania, as opposed to the Pentagon.
What Cheney said yesterday adds nothing to his first account on September 16, 2001, but clearly discredits his second conflicting account for Newsweek two months later. (Cf. Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9/11, 197-98, 200-01).
I know this is in german, but i really like the tone of this small movie and shows the (hopefully!) current awaking in Germany for the topic.
Some weeks ago, the german government reached another step in control over the masses by officially introducing internet censorship. While a lot of other issues (like biometric ID passes, the right of the BKA (german FBI) to spy on computers connected to the internet via a trojan, the storing of internet and mobile phone traffic etc.) couldn't raise too much interest, the censorship of internet got huge over the last few month. This video picks up the hype by showing what we're actually up to: Everyone is a suspect, everyone is a terrorist now. The ad is based on a huge campaign started 2005 called "You are Germany" ("Du bist Deutschland"), which should spread positive energy around the country to do the right things as a German. Now, the population is slowly realizing what it's up to, so the ad is now translated to "You are a terrorist".
It's a pretty good text, pretty well spoken and well produced:
Richard Ben-Veniste continues to perpetuate the myth.
Bush criticized by former 9/11 commission member
By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 50 mins ago
WASHINGTON – A former member of the 9/11 Commission criticizes former President George W. Bush in a new book for not responding to pre-attack intelligence on Osama bin Laden's intentions.
In "The Emperor's New Clothes: Exposing the Truth from Watergate to 9/11," Richard Ben-Veniste writes that CIA analysts told Bush that bin Laden was determined to strike inside the United States, "yet the president had done absolutely nothing to follow up."
A Democrat and a longtime Washington attorney, Ben-Veniste provides an inside account of the commission's three-hour interview with Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on April 29, 2004.
Bush told the panel that the Aug. 6, 2001 intelligence summary — known as a presidential daily brief — was the only one he ever received on the domestic threat, Ben-Veniste writes.
Yesterday i asked, in reply to the blog about NYC CAN obtaining 40,000 signatures, if they would allow donations from non-US citizens. Also, SnowCrash asked if they could put up their bank info to allow people to wire transfer donations. Since nobody replied I decided to email NYC CAN and received this reply:
Yes, anyone is allowed to donate. The effects of 9/11 have been felt worldwide, and hundreds of non-US citizens were murdered on that day, so we don't care what the media says about non-US citizens donating.
I would have to consult other people before deciding to put our bank info on the website. I have no knowledge of the subject, but it seems like it could be a security issue. So far we've not had any trouble with paypal.
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