December 2009

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Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates for Answers and Accountability December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009

Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates for Answers and Accountability,

As we look ahead to 2010, we at NYC CAN would like to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who contributed to a remarkable and historic campaign, and we would like to take a moment to celebrate the achievements that give us much to build upon in 2010.

NY Times: Jet Plot Shows Growing Ability of Qaeda Affiliates

December 31, 2009
Jet Plot Shows Growing Ability of Qaeda Affiliates

WASHINGTON — The plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight over American soil on Christmas Day represents an ominously new and lethal ability by a branch of Al Qaeda to attack the United States directly, according to government and independent counterterrorism specialists.

Until now, American officials had expressed concern over the capability of Qaeda affiliates in North Africa, Yemen and Iraq, and a militant Islamist group in Somalia closely tied to Al Qaeda, to attack American and other Western targets in their regions. But they remained confident that these groups — unlike Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda in Pakistan — could not threaten the United States itself.

Conspiracy Theory Secret Societies Episode 5 Jesse Ventura Parts 1-6

Conspiracy Theory Secret Societies Episode 5 Jesse Ventura Parts 1-6
Premiere On: Wed, December 30 at 10P

Theyre thought to be a group of the worlds elite who meet once a year at a luxury hotel and decide how they will run the world. Its believed they plan to thin out the population through disease-and vaccines. Jesse Ventura infiltrates the Bilderberg Group.


Book: 'Bullshit Artist: The 9/11 Leadership Myth' by Ron Schalow

The True September 11 Legacy of George W. Bush

What Did the President Do on 9/11? Why Wonder?

Where was the Commander-in-Chief for the first 41 minutes after Flight 11 was hijacked?

What did he do for the 7 minutes before entering the classroom?

How many first thoughts did George have after being told, "America is under attack"?

How many dozens of excuses did the Bushies put forth for the Presidents 7 minutes of sitting?

What did the Leader of the Free World do for 18 minutes after leaving the classroom?

Where was the Decider for the first 33 minutes after leaving the school?

Even though his term has mercifully ended, George W. Bush and his gang continue to spread the bull as part of his "Legacy Project." They are determined to rewrite history, but the facts don't make for much of a legacy, so all they can do is spin events, lie, and hope that people will forget the details over time. Learn the truth, and spread the truth, and don't allow the history of the Bush presidency to become one of false fables.

Cindy Sheehan Awarded 2009 Peace Prize


Cindy Sheehan Awarded 2009 Peace Prize

The Board of Directors of the US Peace Memorial Foundation has voted unanimously to award Cindy Sheehan its 2009 Peace Prize for extraordinary and innovative antiwar activism. In addition to this high honor, she has been designated as a Founding Member of the US Peace Memorial Foundation. Her history of diverse and impressive activities that advocate against war and for peace is documented at

Michael Knox, Chair of the Foundation, made the official announcement on December 12 at an antiwar rally in front of the White House. A reading of the inscription on the plaque was met with great applause. Ms. Sheehan received the award on December 30. Knox thanked her for her peace leadership and for serving as a role model to others. She has served to raise the awareness of those who are not inclined to think about peace and the devastation of war.

1/5/2010: 9/11 Responders, Elected Officials To Read Names Of Those Who Died From 9/11 Illnesses

This was posted by 9/11 First Responder Charlie Giles on Facebook. - Jon

For Planning Purposes: Event January 5th

Contact: John Feal, (631) 724-3320 / Charles J. Giles (609) 271- 4936

Tuesday: 9/11 Responders, Elected Officials to Read Names of Those Who Died From 9/11 Illnesses

January 5th is Fourth Anniversary of Death of NYPD Det. James Zadroga

*Responders to Demand Passage of 9/11 Health Bill*

New York , NY – On Tuesday, 9/11 first responders and elected officials will gather near Ground Zero to read the names of more than one hundred 9/11 responders and others who have died of illnesses caused by the attacks. Tuesday is the fourth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, the first 9/11 responder whose death was officially linked to his work at Ground Zero.

Obama moves to curb federal secrets


Obama moves to curb federal secrets
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
Wed Dec 30, 3:06 am ET

WASHINGTON – More than 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents could be declassified as the federal government responds to President Barack Obama's order to rethink the way it protects the nation's secrets.

Glenn Greenwald: "Self-righteous innocence" in War on Terror belies mass casualties in Muslim countries

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by
Cause and Effect in the 'Terror War'
by Glenn Greenwald

"In all their alleged allegedness, this Administration has an allergy to the concept of war, and thus to the tools of war, including strategy and war aims" -- Supreme Tough Guy Warrior Mark Steyn, National Review, yesterday.

"The White House has authorized an expansion of the C.I.A.'s drone program in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, officials said this week, to parallel the president's decision, announced Tuesday, to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan" -- New York Times, December 4, 2009.

"In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen" -- New York Times, yesterday.


Possible desired effects and reasons behind latest Detroit bombing attempt 12-25-09 inside operation

Also reply to Thanks, good points from you, too.

I do think that managers in CIA, FBI, DHS, TSA responsible for this inside operation - letting known radical banned in Britain board a plane with a defective bomb - should be reassigned immediately. Any such consequences never happened after 9/11, as far as I know.

Now to the desired effects and reasons behind this latest inside operation. As you say, they might be to introduce new, additional police state security measures and install new equipment to further harass air travelers.

I think further reasons might also be
1. to remind people, to keep population in apprehension, or outright fear, of terror.
2. to get to Pres Obama, to express irritation with his policies, to be able to say - he is not "protecting Americans well enough"
3. some agencies inside political infighting. A palpable friction lately came out between Cia/Dir Panetta and National Intel Council/ Dir Blair
3. simple pretext for further conflict, as Sen Lieberman already called for preemptive strikes on Yemen
4. implied message that the next time, bomb might actually work
5. all of the above


CNN Airs Witness Testimony that 'Well Dressed' Indian accomplice helped Abdulmutallab board
without passport and that man on plane filmed entire flight and bombing attempt


CNN Airs Witness Testimony that 'Well Dressed' Indian accomplice helped Abdulmutallab board
without passport and that man on plane filmed entire flight and bombing attempt

Evidence is emerging that clearly indicates Abdulmutallab was able to board only with the help of an unidentified well dressed man seen at the boarding gate.