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New DNA technique could provide hope of identifying remains of more 9/11 victims
By MICHAEL GARTLAND
Last Updated: 8:38 AM, September 30, 2012
Posted: 2:51 AM, September 30, 2012
For the 1,120 families of 9/11 victims whose remains have yet to be identified, there’s a new glimmer of hope for closure.
City forensic scientists plan to soon add another tool to their laboratory — a cutting-edge technique that will allow the city Medical Examiner’s Office to use DNA taken from bone fragments to determine a person’s eye and skin color.
“It’ll give us some physical descriptions of some individuals whose remains were recovered,” said Mark Desire, assistant director of the medical examiner’s Department of Forensic Biology. “We can narrow down the search.”
As it stands now, an unidentified DNA sample without a match can only tell scientists whether the deceased was a man or a woman.
With 8,655 partial remains from the World Trade Center still unidentified, that isn’t very useful.
But by determining if a DNA sample belongs to someone with light or dark skin or brown or blue eyes, scientists could get several steps closer to linking those remains to actual victims. Scientists believe that using such new data, coupled with yet-to-be-made advancements — DNA markers for hair color, for example — could eventually lead to positive identifications.
In general, I would say there are two ways to find out whether the “official story of 9/11” is true and complete, or not: 1) by looking at hard evidence and doing experiments to test hypotheses based on that evidence; and 2) analyzing historical and eye-witness testimony.
In my talks, I have emphasized method 1, using the scientific method. But I also emphasize method 2, pointing (for example) to the whistle-blower testimony of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta regarding the lack of air defenses that day. And the important evidence regarding the purchase of put options on American and United Airlines during the week prior to 9/11/2001. There are many examples of both types of evidence that point to the conclusion that the official story of 9/11 is misleading and false.
Regarding the possibility that mini-nukes were used in the WTC Towers to bring them down, I wrote a paper in 2006 which was peer-reviewed and then published in January 2007. I sincerely wish more people would read the peer-reviewed papers I and colleagues have published, as a way of sorting out that which is based on hard evidence and that which is not. Here is the mini-nukes paper:
Truthout.org posted an article yesterday (Sat., 29Sept12) describing the success of Colorado Public TV 12's airing of the "Experts Speak Out" documentary. The article also made the headlines on the Buzzflash.com website (a subsidiary of Truthout). Here is a link to the article: http://truth-out.org/news/item/11851-colorado-pbs-runs-9-11-film-sponsor... . The writer points out that supporters of the film are asking public TV viewers everywhere to ask their local PBS station to air the documentary.
November 2008 - Edmonton 9/11 Truth joined forces with supporters of Omar Khadr rally for his return to Canada. The rally was held at Churchill Square and the Winspere theatre. Members of Edmonton's 9/11 Truth Movement set up an information table, sharing news and information why Canada must investigate the 9/11 with an Independent Public Investigation. Edmonton activists shared free copies of Richard Gage's 9/11 Blue Print for Truth DVDs (Winnipeg Conference - published by former Dr. Joe Hawkins of StopLying.ca)
September 29, 2012 - TORONTO -AP NEWS - Canada's public safety minister says the last Western detainee held at Guantanamo has returned to Canada.
Vic Toews said Saturday that 26-year-old Omar Khadr arrived at a military base on a U.S. government plane early Saturday and has been transferred to Millhaven maximum security prison in Bath, Ontario.
Lone Star State Enlightened by “9/11: Experts Speak Out” Written by Elaine French Friday, 28 September 2012 02:30
Lone Star State Enlightened by “9/11: Experts Speak Out”
Written by Elaine French
Friday, 28 September 2012 02:30
Trio of Texas Premieres brings new AE911Truth Documentary to the Public
Following the 32-city world premiere tour of 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, AE911Truth took yet another whirlwind trip through Texas from July 14-16, showing the compelling documentary in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas. Media outlets from across the state and local activists joined Richard Gage, AIA, and other respected architects to screen the film and discuss the push for a new 9/11 investigation. Here is a recap of those influential events.
Richard Gage, AIA, was interviewed live by Jackie Carpenter (center) and Garry Smith (left), who host an excellent Houston cable TV program about 9/11 Truth
Houston: Local Media and Free Thinkers Unite with AE911Truth
Seth G. Jones on the ongoing global threat
Seth Jones is a RAND senior political scientist.
President Obama often takes credit for having initially shifted the focus of America’s military efforts away from Iraq and toward defeating al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Under his watch, U.S. military and intelligence operatives killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and the United States has orchestrated an intense drone campaign in Pakistan, killing many of al Qaeda’s senior leadership. But Obama has started to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and indicated that U.S. combat operations there will end by 2014.
Governor Romney argues that the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has been jeopardized by establishing a timetable for withdrawal that, he contends, is against the advice of America’s top military commanders. Romney promises that, under his administration, withdrawal would be based on conditions on the ground as assessed by his commanders.
Addressing U.S. interests in the Far East is important, but not if it means losing focus on America’s most pressing danger zone.
Even as they debate the appropriate U.S. military role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the presidential candidates need to address the fact that al Qaeda has expanded its global presence. Since its establishment in 1988, al Qaeda’s strength has risen and fallen in a series of waves. Despite the death of Osama bin Laden, the Arab Spring has ushered in a fourth wave as al Qaeda has tried to push into North Africa and the Middle East.
One significant trend is the expansion of al Qaeda’s global network. The leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al Shabaab in Somalia, al Qaeda in Iraq, and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (in North Africa) have sworn bayat, or loyalty, to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and provided him with funding, global influence, and a cadre of trained fighters. None of these affiliate organizations existed a decade ago. But, over the past several years, attacks by these affiliates have increased.
Breaking!! Israel Lobbyist - We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!
"NeoCon At Globalist Think-Tank Says Use False Flag to Start War With Iran"
September 26, 2012
Patrick Clawson, member of the globalist-controlled think-tank and neo-con influenced Washington Institute for Near East Studies (WINES); recently spoke about the use of false flags as a necessary way for instigating a war with Iran. Clawson remarked that Obama has had a difficult time “getting the US into a war with Iran” and advocating the use of conventional means (i.e. using a false flag to provoke a military strike).
On the second half of this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin looks back at the anthrax attacks in the United States 11 years later, destroys the government narrative about the attacks and takes a closer analysis of the subject with an interview with Media Roots Journalist, Robbie Martin.