The Downing Street Memo Hearings Chaired By Representative John Conyers
With all the mention of a 'conspiracy' by the Bush administration I couldn't help but hope that perhaps once people realize there was an intention to mislead Americans about Iraq, that they might begin to question 9/11 as well..
And here's my fascination: for an agency which, before 9/11, appeared clueless that members of al Qaeda were training at flight schools, the FBI inexplicably and immediately knew, upon the attacks, which flight schools al Qaeda members had attended. And this was long before suspects should have been identified.
Former Bush Cabinet Member Appears On Alex Jones Show; Says Government Complicit In 9/11
You can download the audio clip from the link above, here are some quotes from the article:
Reynolds was on the broadcast for over an hour and discussed how he woke up to the lie, the collapse of the buildingsin depth and the wider issues surrounding 9/11. He describes his mixed emotions about stepping out from the shadows and standing up for the truth at the risk of alienation from his peers.
Alex Jones appears Thursday June 16th on Coast to Coast AM for a much anticipated 9/11 debate. The question, did Muslims act alone on 9/11 or not? The evidence is clear that they didn't and in Reynolds we have another credible whistleblower bravely stepping forward in the name of the truth and the future of America and the world.
New Mexico Tech Explosives Expert 'Flip-Flops' On WTC Controlled Demo Theory; Refuses To Explain Why
This is a new article about an old subject. Romero, an expert in the field of explosives from New Mexico Tech, made comments just days after 9/11 saying that the buildings had to have been demolished with explosives. He later recanted those statements. You can find the original article dated September 14th, 2001 here.
"If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either" said the former Bush team member. "The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings.
Dr. Morgan Reynolds is retired from Texas A&M University, but holds the title of Professor Emeritus-an honorary title bestowed upon select tenured faculty, who have retired with ten or more years of service. Additionally, contrary to some written reports, while some faculty emeriti are allocated office space at Texas A&M, Dr. Reynolds does not have an office on the Texas A&M campus. Any statements made by Dr. Reynolds are in his capacity as a private citizen and do not represent the views of Texas A&M University. Below is a statement released yesterday by Dr. Robert M. Gates, President of Texas A&M University:
This is a pretty snazzy flash movie about where we are today with Iraq and Afghanistan, and how we got here, namely 9/11. The movie argues the point of demolition, and is a nice new contribution to 9/11 related flash animations. Feel free to post any others you would like to mention in the comments.
Thanks again to whatreallyhappened.com for the link!
9/11: Ten Smoking Guns
This article is a great culmination of questions surrounding 9/11 which have not been fully discussed or answered.
Here is a sample:
9) Between September 6 and 7, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw purchases of 4,744 put options on United Airlines, but only 396 call options. On September 10, 4,516 put options on American Airlines were bought on the Chicago exchange, compared to only 748 calls.
The investigation as to which criminals benefited from advance knowledge of the terrorist attack led straight to Alex Brown/Deutsche Bank - chaired up until 1997 by executive director of the CIA, Buzzy Krongard.
There are a ton of new news articles out right now in relation to a new report pointing out the FBI's failures leading up to 9/11. I figured they might be worth reviewing to get an idea of what the more mainstream news sources think related to 9/11.
The 9/11 memory gap How conspiracy theories evolve
While the title of this article makes it seem as though it is an attack on 9/11 skeptics, it's actually a point by point article on all of the unbelievable failures leading up to 9/11..
Got this email today, if your in Wisonsin this should definately be worth attending!
"David Ray Griffin's 9/11 and His Critics" study and discussion series. Tuesdays 6:30pm on June 14, 28, July 5, 19, and August 2nd, at the UW-Humanities Builing Rm 1641. The first two sessions will be devoted to Griffin's "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11" (Olive Branch Press 2004, 254pp.pbk, $15.00). The third and fourth sessions will examine Griffin's newst book 9/11 Commission Report Omissions & Distortions (Olive Branch Press 2004, 352pp. pbk $18). The fifth and final session will be a general wrap-up.
It's no secret the FBI let at least two 9-11 hijackersâ€”Hazmi and Mihdharâ€”slip through its fingers when they landed in California in 2000 and proceeded to live openly under their own names in San Diego before moving into position for the attack. What makes the situation especially ludicrous is that one of these hijackers rented a room from a San Diego landlord who was an FBI informant on the Muslim community.
This is just a repeat of the previous story, but it is good to see it spreading!
A former Bush team member during his first administration is now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11. Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No.
I got an email today letting me know that the website for the 'Truth Emergency' event in DC July 22nd through July 24th had been updated.
You can read more about this event here:
Are there any other upcoming 9/11 related events that I should be listing? Please send them in, or post them in the comments!
Apparently George Noory from Coast to Coast will be holding a 9/11 roundtable this Thursday (6/16 Midnight CST). Both Griffin and Alex Jones will be in attendance. After the last 9/11 discussion on Coast to Coast I can only hope this one is at least somewhat objective.
You can find more about the upcoming show here, and if you can't tune in locally you should be able to stream it from an affiliate station if needed.
USA Patriot Act and the Nazi Enabling Act
This article makes comparisons between our 'Patriot' Act and a similar act passed in Nazi Germany shortly after their Reichstag fire, an event eerily similar to our 9/11. Anyone else find it amazing that the patriot was passed a month and a half after 9/11? Aside from just writing the 342 pages, I couldn't even come up with an acronym spelling 'Patriot' in that time!
Patriot Act = Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001
To follow up on an article mentioned in this grab bag, here is a video clip from MSNBC covering the subject:
MSNBC mentions that this TV show based on Bush planning 9/11 is now under investigation by German authorities and was viewed by 7 million people on 'state run television'.
Thanks Amy for the submission!
Former Bush Team Member Says WTC Collapse Likely A Controlled Demolition And 'Inside Job'
This article is a follow up to this article last week. I think a lot of people would be surprised to find how many former presidential aides and government officials believe in a 9/11 cover up, and U.S. involvement. Another example would be Stanley Hilton, former senior advisor to Bob Dole. In fact there are quite a number of foreign government officials who support the idea as well, feel free to post some you are familiar with.
Institutions of higher education have, for the most part, failed to carefully examine the official explanation of the events of 9/11. After a brief period of introspection, university faculty and students have gone back to business as usual. And yet, we now all live in a post 9/11 world. Institutions of higher education have a special responsibility to pursue the truth wherever it leads. In this spirit, a number of colleges, universities, and seminaries have already committed themselves to taking a closer, more critical, look at the events of 9/11 and the official explanation of these events.
I am not sure where the origional article came from, so here is the entire text.
JIMMY WALTER REOPEN 9-11 TOUR IN MADRID, VIENNA, LONDON, MANCHESTER, ROME
By Webster G. Tarpley
Rome, June 10, 2005 - The second phase of the Jimmy Walter Reopen 9/11 tour of Europe has scored new breakthroughs in Spain, Austria, Great Britain, and Italy, advancing the cause of an International Truth Commission to evaluate the official version and to investigate the reality of these attacks. The tour was made up of two teams of speakers: the red team featured Painful Questions author Eric Hufschmidt, American Free Press reporter Chris Bollyn, North Tower hero and 9/11 Hispanic Victims' Association president William Rodriguez, and philanthropist Jimmy Walter. The blue team, which subsumed 9/11 health, pollution, and environmental issues, included Kennedy assassination researcher Lisa Pease, 9/11 humanitarian volunteer Rachel Hughes, lawyer Phil Berg, filmmaker Penny Little, Canadian media critic Barrie Zwicker, and historian Webster Tarpley.
Now, over half a year later he is speaking up again, you can check it out here:
To me, the report in question represents a decision point, not just for the US, but for humanity as a whole. WeÃ‚Â’re at a point where we must decide if we will live consciously, or literally give up our entire reality for a thin veneer of lies. In the US these lies include cheap propaganda that passes for journalism, police-state measures that promise security, and mountains of debt that paint a picture of wealth. Additionally weÃ‚Â’ve adopted many implicit self-deceptions, like the idea that weÃ‚Â’ll always enjoy a limitless share of the worldÃ‚Â’s resources, no matter where these are located or who might disagree.
Essay: Outrageous Conspiracy Theories by Thomas Hansen, Ph.D., Charlottesville, Virginia
This article is a detailed commentary on Phillip Zelikow, Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission.. The article also includes a summary of a discussion between the author and Zelikow about 'conspiracy theories' surrounding 9/11.. Definitely worth reading if you aren't familiar with the amazing ties between the commission and the current administration..
Dr. Zelikow was on the National Security Council of President George H.W. Bush in the 1980s, working as an aide to National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. Condoleeza Rice was also an aide, working with Zelikow. In 1997, Zelikow and Rice co-authored a book. Also in the 1990s, Zelikow directed the Aspen Strategy Group, which included Rice, Scowcroft, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and others. Then after President George W. Bush was elected in 2000, Zelikow was appointed to the National Security Council transition team to provide recommendations to Rice as she accepted the position of National Security Advisor to Bush. Shortly after 9/11, Zelikow was appointed to President BushÃ‚Â’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In 2003, he was appointed Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, and took a leave from his position as Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
I just noticed this link on whatreallyhappened.com. It is a pretty lengthy write up on the WTC collapse, and was just released today..
To explain the unanticipated free-fall collapses of the twin towers at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, mainstream experts (also see The American Professional Constructor, October 2004, pp. 12â€“18) offer a three-stage argument: 1) an airplane impact weakened each structure, 2) an intense fire thermally weakened structural components that may have suffered damage to fireproofing materials, causing buckling failures, which, in turn, 3) allowed the upper floors to pancake onto the floors below.
What a slow day for alternative 9/11 related news.. I came across a few things though..
Sign On San Diego - 9/11 hijackers operated openly here
This article discusses an FBI asset's connections with 2 high-jackers (Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid al-Midhar), and how they operated in San Diego under the FBI's nose prior to 9/11.. I noticed that Khalid al-Midhar (wikipedia) is one of the high-jackers whose identity is in question, as well as if he is actually still alive or not.. anyone else notice anything worth noting in this article?