More than four years into the rebuilding of the World Trade Center â€“ and with little to show for the effort â€“ Mayor Michael Bloomberg says developer Larry Silverstein should be booted from the site.
In an interview in the Daily News, Bloomberg says it would be in the city's best interest if Silverstein, who leases the site, were removed.
However, says the mayor, "nobody can figure out how to do it."
Silverstein has made it clear in the past that he has no intention of giving up his lease on the site, for which he pays $120 million a year in rent.
Transcribed From "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions" - Chapter Ten
Thanks to Jon Gold for taking the time to transcribe this:
William Rodriguez speaking in Atlanta, November 12-13. Follow this link, click Upcoming Events, then click 2005 ATLANTA FREEDOM CONFERENCE
William Rodriguez - maintenance workder who held the master keys of the Trade Center is suing President Bush & other high U.S. Officials to expose what really happened on that tragic day!
Event Times and Location
Saturday 9 AM till 5 PM
Saturday Banquet 7 PM till 10 PM
Sunday 9 AM till 5 PM
The Story of 9/11 Hero, William Rodriguez, Is Censored Again As Savage Approach Taken To Caller on 'The Savage Nation' Radio Show Silences Real Truth Behind 9/11
By Greg Szymanski
The outright criminal censorship by the media continues to rock the foundations of our free speech rights as another mainstream radio personality, claiming to be independent, bites the dust, deciding this week to â€œshut upâ€ a listener after she tried discussing the explosions in the WTC basement on 9/11 as the real cause of the collapse.
GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone is using the small borough of Glen Rock as a backdrop for some shots in his new film about the last two officers who made it out of the World Trade Center alive.
Stone checked out a barber shop, the Rock Cafe and the CVS drugstore on Thursday with his director's "finder" lens in hand, according to a story in The Record of Bergen County for its Saturday morning papers.
The film, which has yet to be named, will be based on the story of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police Sgt. John McLoughlin and Officer William J. Jimeno who were trapped in the rubble on Sept. 11, 2001. Nicolas Cage, who won a best-actor Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas," will star as McLoughlin.
For more than four years, the public has repeatedly been urged to ignore â€œoutrageousâ€ conspiracies theories about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that set in motion the so-called â€œwar on terrorism.â€ However, the official explanation that has been provided â€” and widely embraced â€” also requires the acceptance of a theory, one involving a massive intelligence failure, 19 Muslim hijackers under the sway of Osama bin Laden, and the inability of the worldâ€™s most advanced Air Force to intercept four commercial airplanes.
I believe that I, and every single person involved in the independent 9/11 research community must ask one question of the people who still believe the official 9/11 story. We must demand that those who accept the Bush/PNAC explanation of the events of that terrible day answer a single question:
â€œWHERE THE HELL IS YOUR PROOF?â€
Where the HELL is YOUR proof that PNACâ€™s call for a â€˜catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harborâ€™ was only an unbelievably astounding and timely coincidence rather than a statement that should have raised reasonable suspicion?
This news comes amid another article mentioning a "Death Watch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" available here.
Have we reached the tipping point????
In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."
Those repeated terror alerts from the Bush administration might all be part of a calculated manipulation from our own government. At least that is the speculation of Ray McGovern. A former CIA analyst under both Reagan and Bush 41, he was interviewed on an Internet radio program Monday, presenting indications that this could all be "manufactured fake terrorism," designed to deflect attention from the continuing encroachments on our civil liberties and the growth of the federal empire at home and abroad.
If what US Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) says is true about the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), America has been wearing a blindfold so as not to see the truth about 9 / 11 prevention.
Weldon, Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committee, addressed the House of Representatives. He exposed the DIA as a perpetrator of deceit and intentionally destroying the reputation of a reputable American so that the latter would not be able to tell the truth. He is LTC Anthony Shaffer, a 23-year defense intelligence officer, whom the DIA has sought to smear.
ISN SECURITY WATCH (21/10/05) - A vocal Republican congressman is calling for a new investigation into what he says is a â€œwitch-huntâ€ by defense chiefs against a 9/11 intelligence whistleblower, and has threatened to resign from Congress if the matter is ignored.
Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania told the US House of Representatives on Wednesday that officials at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) were embarked on â€œan attempt to prevent the American people from knowing the facts about how we could have preventedâ€ the 11 September 2001 attacks.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The former members of the 9/11 commission slammed the FBI on Thursday for the pace of its reforms, saying the agency has fought the changes more than expected and warning that "terrorists will not wait."
The criticism came in a report by the former commission, now called the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, released Thursday in Washington.
"Reforms are at risk from inertia and complacency," said former commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton.
While this may offend some, it is very possible that the 19 hijackers did exist and were trained by CIA agent Osama Bin Laden thereby leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for investigators after the attacks. These hijackers could have essentially been "hijacked" by the real perpetrators.
Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 09:12 PM, - Posted by valis (21 Reads)
Two seperate, but equally important meetings that took place, regarding the preparations for 9/11, just might have more in common than we think. One is a "three-day secret terror conference" which was "monitored by the Malaysian secret police at the CIA's request". The other is a series of meetings in Pakistan between August 28-30, 2001, which were attended by Sen. Bob Graham (D), Rep. Porter Goss (Now CIA head) and Sen. John Kyl (R).
Thursday, October 20, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com
In all the furor over re-examining the September 11th attacks for inconsistencies and loose ends â€“ asking essentially, "what did George W. Bush know, and when did he know it?" â€“ it is surprising that one aspect of that day has never been explained satisfactorily: Why neither George W. Bush nor his aide Andrew Card showed any sign of surprise or urgency at the news of the attack â€“ and more importantly, why the Secret Service did not immediately rush to the President's side, to protect him from a potential attack!
This isn't really 9/11 related, but its just too unbelievable to pass up. Just realized its a little old, still worth checking out though:
Two stories posted in the last week on the CNN website, one on nukes in Iran last Wednesday, and another on nukes in North Korea on Saturday, both use the same aerial photograph of the same purported nuclear power plant!
But one is supposed to be in Iran and the other is supposed to be in North Korea!
A story posted Saturday to CNN's website suggesting that North Korea is rallying behind their leader Kim Jong Il in his latest nuclear saber-rattling makes use of a satellite photo described in the caption as "An aerial photo of North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear plant outside of Pyongyang".
26 reasons not to believe the official story. Great for opening new eyes:
This link was buried below in the comments, thought I'd give it its own thread. This could be a handy link to forward to unsuspecting people, tell them its a funny cartoon or a joke link, something like that:
Interesting article about State Sponsored Terror:
During an interview for an Australian documentary, former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid unequivocally fingered the Indonesian authorities as the true culprits behind the 2002 Bali bombings.
Wahid said the authorities were acting at the behest of Western intelligence agencies.
Other sources used for the documentary were adamant that there were no Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups in existence that were not controlled by intelligence agencies.
A shockingly blunt article by Eric Hufschmid, kind of a long read but worth it:
By Eric Hufschmid
11 Oct 2005
Most people think I am exaggerating when I tell them that the 9-11 "truth movement" is dominated by wolves in sheep's clothing.
Those of us who expose corruption actually face two problems:
# Convincing people that our government is corrupt beyond anything they dreamed possible
# Convincing people that most of the "truth seekers" are trying to cover up the corruption, or they are rival criminals trying to take over while Bush appears vulnerable.
His actions didn't warrant firing since he didn't profit from his actions. Where does that leave Cheney?
The Associated Press
Wednesday, October 19, 2005; 11:49 AM
CHICAGO -- The Justice Department ordered the FBI to reinstate a Chicago anti-terrorism agent who had faced possible dismissal for accusing the bureau of not doing enough to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks.
The FBI had suspended and was trying to fire Agent Robert G. Wright Jr. for alleged insubordination, unprofessional conduct and talking to the media without bureau approval.
The ongoing coverup concerning the secret Able Danger operation provides further evidence that the "war on terror" is a farce.
There was nothing in outward appearance to draw attention to the four-bedroom apartment at 54 Marienstrasse. Nonetheless, the attention of the intelligence services of Germany, the U.S., Israel, and other Middle Eastern and European countries had been drawn to the nondescript flat in Hamburg, Germany, as early as 1998. That was when Mohammed Atta signed the lease and he and Ramzi bin al Shibh moved in. Soon thereafter, it was identified by intelligence agencies as a target of interest. It became known as the hub of al-Qaeda's "Hamburg Cell."