March 2010

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Manny Badillo of We Are Change on the CNY Urban Guy Show

CNY Urban Guy Show
3/27/10

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Manny Badillo of We Are Change NYC joined the CNY Urban Guy crew this week to talk about the questions surrounding 9/11 and breaking the emotional barriers that keep people from looking at the event with an objective eye.

Treason In America Conference Presents: Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

Im particularly delighted to present this video to 911Blogger because of the hand I had in securing Dr. Wasfi a presentation at the conference.

Dr. Wasfi was featured in a video by Paradigm Shift called "What You Didn't Know About the War" which can be viewed here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsrMzfhdmkU

This was my first exposure to Ms. Wasfi, and when I heard that my good friend Jon Gold was helping Betsy Orr Metz organize the Treason In America conference, I bugged Jon for days telling him that he should get Dahlia an invite. Jon took the consideration, did his own research, and found Dahlia to be an excellent candidate for someone who should be speaking at the conference.

The stars aligned and the decision to invite her was made. Thank you to Jon Gold, Betsy Metz, and the lovely Dahlia Wasfi for giving us an excellent presentation on the realities of war and occupation in the middle east.

Advocate of 9/11 Censorship on Obama's Short List for Supreme Court

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law Professor and Confidant of Obama was appointed to be Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

He became infamous within this movement for writing a paper on how to best to combat "Government Conspiracy Theory Groups," including by covert infiltration, as described by Glen Greenwald.

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/01/15/sunstein

And now rumor has it that he's on a short list to replace John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court.

http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/the-horrible-prospect-of-supreme-court-justice-cass-sunstein/

That's great - Eh? A real Constitutionalist there who will stand up for the Bill of Rights, including dissent and free speech.

He would be a shoe in for confirmation - what with his Neocon, Big Brother Street Cred with Republicans and Obama's support. If Obama nominates this guy it will be one more in a long list of Obama sell-outs to the Security State.

Dr. Steven E. Jones - Good Interview by Peter B. Collins

Interesting history of pressure on BYU in reaction to his challenging the 9/11 Story and the School's behind the scenes support for his work.

Good, concise description of the Nano-Thermite Paper.

Peter B. Collins is one of the top journalists in my view who challenges the 9/11 Story. It's his latest Podcast, but when more come along, the following link will not go directly to it. So in the Archives it will be Podcast #116.

Thanks to Peter for his very good journalistic work in general and especially on 9/11.

http://www.peterbcollins.com/

9-11 Truth makes HUGE appearance at Los Angeles Anti-War March

>Watch on YouTube

WeAreChangeLA brought the 9-11 Truth message to the Anti-War march in Los Angeles in a HUGE way. We brought our four massive 2-sided blue banners. These babies are so big, it takes five of us to carry one. We showed up early and it paid off, because we got a good spot up front.

The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters by Glenn Greenwald

posted in full for posterity; hyperlinks, images and video at source - loose nuke:

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/03/27/wikileaks/index.html
The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters
BY GLENN GREENWALD

A newly leaked CIA report prepared earlier this month (.pdf) analyzes how the U.S. Government can best manipulate public opinion in Germany and France -- in order to ensure that those countries continue to fight in Afghanistan. The Report celebrates the fact that the governments of those two nations continue to fight the war in defiance of overwhelming public opinion which opposes it -- so much for all the recent veneration of "consent of the governed" -- and it notes that this is possible due to lack of interest among their citizenry: "Public Apathy Enables Leaders to Ignore Voters," proclaims the title of one section.

The Great 9/11 Insurance Bonanza/ Diary Entry by Gene Cappa/ March 26, 2010/ OpEd News

http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?f=The-Great-9-11-Insurance-B-by-Gene-Cappa-100326-353.html

March 26, 2010

The Great 9/11 Insurance Bonanza

Diary Entry by Gene Cappa

"An Insurance Policy that had been set up for the WTC Complex only weeks before the Twin Towers went down" says Investigative Journalist Laurence De Mello.

Larry Silverstein - "The Harder I Worked The Luckier I Became"

De Mello continues, "In 1980, ..real estate tycoon Silverstein, won a bid from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to construct 7 World Trade Center to the north of the WTC.

Building 7 World Trade Center was situated above a (Con Ed) power substation, which imposed unique structural design constraints. When the building first opened in 1987, Silverstein had difficulties attracting tenants. In 1988, Salomon Brothers signed a long-term lease, and became the main tenants of the building.

But this building was also losing money. Silverstein was interested in acquiring the entire World Trade Center complex, and put in a bid when the Port Authority put it up for lease in 2000. (he had waited over 20 years for this!).

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

Are Americans Too Broken by Corporate Power to Resist?
We need to take a look at what forces in American society are preventing people from being able to resist tyranny and dehumanization.

By Joan Brunwasser and Bruce E. Levine
March 23, 2010

Editor's Note: The following is the transcript of a recent interview with Bruce E. Levine by OpEd News' Joan Brunwasser. Levine is a clinical psychologist and author of Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007).

Joan Brunwasser: Back in December, you wrote 'Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression.' Could you tell our readers about your theory?

US killed Afghan civilians, lied, got caught, attacked reporter. US military: refuse unlawful wars

hyperlinks live at source: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2010m3d27-US-killed-Afghan-civilians-lied-got-cau...

US-led forces added the murders of pregnant women to the recent murders of school children in Afghanistan. US military officials were forced to admit they lied in their report that Afghan “bad guys” murdered five civilians when Timesonline reporter Jerome Starkey went to the scene and documented that all evidence and witness testimony was that US-led forces murdered innocent civilians in a night raid. Unanimous testimony included Afghan government officials, police chiefs and survivors of the attack. The United Nations and New York Times investigated and corroborated Mr. Starkey’s reporting.

Note the NY Times misleading headline: "U.S. Is Reining In Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan" that is common is distract from the central facts of War Crimes on top of the lie of omission that the US armed attack and invasion of Afghanistan disobeyed two UN Security Council Resolutions and is an unlawful War of Aggression.

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act
by Stephen Lendman
Friday, 26 March 2010

If enacted, it will advance what this writer addressed in a December 2007 article titled, "Police State America - A Look Back and Ahead," covering numerous Bush administration laws, Executive Orders (EOs), National and Homeland Security Presidential Directives, edicts, and various illegal acts targeting designated domestic and foreign adversaries, dissent, civil liberties, human rights, and other democratic freedoms.

Straightaway post-9/11, George Bush signed a secret finding empowering the CIA to "Capture, Kill or Interrogate Al-Qaeda Leaders." He also authorized establishing a covert global gulag to detain and interrogate them without guidelines on proper treatment.

Other presidential directives ordered abductions, torture and indefinite detentions. In November 2001, Military Order Number 1 empowered the Executive to capture, kidnap or otherwise arrest non-citizens (and later citizens) anywhere in the world for any reason and hold them indefinitely without charge, evidence, due process or judicial fairness protections of law.