An imam slated to be sworn in Friday as the second Muslim chaplain in Fire Department history said he questioned whether 19 hijackers were responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suggested a broader conspiracy may have brought down the Twin Towers and killed more than 2,700 people.
Jim Hoffman was on Guns and Butter today talking about the NIST report on the WTC 'collapses'. Should be worth checking it out, feel free to post any comments on this interview.
Thanks Kevin for the heads up!
Omissions & Distortions in The 9/11 Commission Report: A Significant Pattern
This article is a summation of the testimony given by Griffin at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference 2005 (September 21-24, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC) for the session, Ã‚Â“The 9/11 Omission: What the Commission Got Wrong,Ã‚Â” September 23, 2005, sponsored by Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
There have been two main theories about 9/11, each of which is a conspiracy theory. The official conspiracy theory says that the attacks were planned and carried out entirely by al-Qaeda. The alternative theory says that the attacks could not have succeeded without the involvement of forces within our own government.
Emmy winner and documentary film maker, Pat Oâ€™Mahony, is pushing hard with HBO and others to film a story of William Rodriguez, the last man out alive of the World Trade Center and declared a national hero for saving hundreds of lives.
â€œWilliamâ€™s story needs to be told and what he has to say is a great way to lead up to the bigger story of 9/11,â€ said Oâ€™Mahony last week in New York, a day after receiving an Emmy for his acclaimed documentary called â€˜Reporters at War.â€™
March Of The Conspiracy Theorists - CBS News
McKinney has long lived on the lunatic fringe of leftist politics. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, she claimed that President Bush was aware of "numerous warnings of the events to come on September 11," and that by doing nothing he and his cronies could "make huge profits off America's new war."
On their face, the topics of the panels were not totally ridiculous or far-fetched. After all, Rep. Curt Weldon, a Republican from Pennsylvania, has spent months informing the public about the Department of Defense program Able Danger. The intelligence gathering program may have identified Mohammed Atta and other 9/11 hijackers as threats in the months prior to the attacks, but the 9/11 Commission all but ignored the program in its final report.
Somebigguy has agreed to become a contributor to 911blogger.com. While I have only known him for a short time he has been a good silent contributor for a while, and adding him on as a poster was the next logical step.
I will continue posting topics, and checking emails and such, but due to a bunch of things going on in my personal life it is necessary to get some extra help right now.
A document created from the 'Los Angeles Citizens Grand Jury' entitled Findings of Fact has been released which lists what a group of 25 citizens in Los Angeles came to find related to 9/11. It also lists their conclusions, what parts of the official story they reject, and a few demands which it beleives the government should act upon.
Here is a clip:
The official account of the events of September 11, 2001 as contained in public statements by George Bush, Richard Cheney, George Tenet, Richard Myers, Ralph Eberhart, Donald Rumsfeld, Condolezza Rice, Robert Mueller, Tony Blair, Rudolph Guiliani, Larry Silverstein, Richard Clarke, the Kean-Hamilton Commission to Investigate Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, and others, is physically impossible, untenable, contradictory, and fraudulent. It ignores vast bodies of conclusive and overwhelming evidence. It is, therefore, rejected as a propaganda fabrication designed to justify the unleashing of aggressive war in Afghanistan and Iraq, while hiding the activity of a private, extra-legal, and anti-constitutional network of officials in the United States government, high ranking military officers, and individuals within private corporations and political institutions, who actively prepared, promoted, organized, assisted, fomented, and/or passively enabled the September 11 attacks and the coverup that followed.
While the Pentagon 'crash' remains a point of contention for some, hopefully a lot can be learned from the videos released, if it ever happens.
I've been perusing all of the pictures from the multiple anti-war rallies held over the weekend. I was glad to see that some 9/11 activists showed up in different areas with signs and banners and such. I really liked the image above as the shirt Cindy is wearing and the 9/11 sign in the back really tend to fit together.
In any event, there were tons of pictures taken, and so here is a list for those who want to check them out and hunt down the 9/11 activists in the crowd.
11:31 PM EDT
Also to air early AM tomorrow on both CSPAN and CSPAN2
Able Danger and Intelligence Sharing Judiciary
Arlen Specter , R-PA
Curt Weldon , R-PA
Able Danger and Intelligence Sharing
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
Specter, Arlen, U.S. Senator, R-PA
Weldon, Curt, U.S. Representative, R-PA
â€œFollow the Moneyâ€ is a longstanding and still-valuable guide to the fundamentals of investigating crimes. Yet four years after one of the worst crimes in human history â€” the events of September 11, 2001 â€” there are some fundamental questions relating to money flows that havenâ€™t been asked or addressed, at least publicly.
Was Pentagon Tracking Mohamed Atta Just Days Before 9.11 Attack? - Mad Cow Productions
The â€œofficial storyâ€™ about Mohamed Attaâ€™s timeline, activities, and associates while in the U.S. is riddled with lies, misdirection and deliberate deception. Documents being destroyed by the Pentagon probably include at least a terabyte on Atta & companyâ€™s activities in Venice, Florida.
During final preparations for the Sept 11 attack, Mohamed Attaâ€™s father was 'visiting' his terrorist ringleader son in Venice, Florida. After seeing him on television denying that his son had anything to do with the terrorist hijackings, a number of credible witnesses called the Sarasota office of the FBI to report they had seen Attaâ€™s father in Venice with his son ten days to two weeks before the attack.
The proposition arrived at here is this: the 911 hijackings and damage to buildings were not the work of Arab terrorists, but appear to have been part of a black operation carried out with the cooperation of elements in the U.S. government.
As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.
Craig Hill gave a speech on 9/11 at the St. Mark's Church in NYC. Craig Hill has run (and is running again) for Senate in Vermont. He runs hillsenatenow.org, and created a 9/11 DVD called 'Treason, Inc'.
I added in a comment by Dr. Robert Bowman to the end as well since it directly related to Hill's speech.
During the events in NYC on 9/11 there was mention about the next major rally that will take place in NYC. The next rally will occur in November when the new WTC7 building is opened to the public. Apparently Silverstein will be there, and it will be a good time to question his 'pull' comments and the events surrounding the first WTC7. When I find out the exact dates I will be sure to update this thread.
On a side note, here is an interesting article mentioning Silverstein from today:
Sharon raised illegal campaign funds in New York
September 11th Advocates Statement
Regarding Senate Judiciary "Able Danger" Hearing
September 19, 2005
We were stunned to learn that the Pentagon is calling for the Senate hearing regarding "Able Danger" scheduled for Wednesday, September 21st, to be closed to the public.
Recall that Able Danger was the data mining operation run out of the Defense Intelligence Agency that allegedly identified four of the 9/11 hijackers one year prior to the attacks. There has been much controversy surrounding these findings and their significance cannot be overstated. This information, relating to Able Danger, changes the entire 9/11 "story" and would therefore impact many of the 9/11 Commissionâ€™s recommendations. After attempting to seek the truth for four years, it would be a travesty to keep the facts surrounding this operation from the public. The insistence on secrecy by governmental agencies only makes their motives suspect and ultimately serves to keep the American public at risk.
*THE 9/11 OMISSION: DID THE COMMISSION GET IT WRONG?*
*BRAIN TRUST PANELS AT CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CONFERENCE*
On September 23 and 24, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus will host two â€œbrain trustâ€ panels at their annual legislative conference to be held at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mr. Vernon Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on the topic of what was omitted from the 9/11 Commissionâ€™s Final Report, unanswered questions that remain and their inadequate recommendations which have failed to make the country safer, to address the true sponsors and causes of the attacks and to properly balance civil liberties and secrecy, security and war. The event is free and open to the public. Members of Congress, academicians and authors will present information on the road that led to 9/11, the response that followed, and the unexamined evidence and assumptions that framed the official report. Speakers will include John Cooley (author of Unholy Wars). C. William Michaels (author of No Greater Threat), Richard Falk (author of The Great Terror War), David Ray Griffin (author of 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions), Barbara Rosenberg (molecular biologist), James Bamford (author of A Pretext for War), Rep. Curt Weldon (on Able Danger), Benjamin Barber (author of Fear's Empire), Natsu Saito (author of Confronting the Crime of Silence), Athan Theoharis (author of The FBI and American Security) and James Ridgeway (author of 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11). There will be a showing of related documentary films on Saturday.
Senior Republicans in Congress have joined Democrats in asking CIA director Porter Goss to declassify and release an agency report criticizing the previous director and others for lapses on terrorism ahead of the September 11 attacks, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
Citing members of Congress and their aides, the Times said that the requests were sent last week by House of Representatives and Senate Intelligence Committee members.
Rodriguez, the last survivor of the North Tower, told of explosions emanating from the sub-level basement of the tower, prior to the plane striking the upper floors. His account has been systematically suppressed by the government, mainstream media and the 9-11 Commission.
â€œThey have done everything in their power to ignore my statements, which directly contradict the government story,â€ said Rodriguez as the crowd chanted, â€œLet the truth be told.â€
flight77.info has updated with new details on his FOIA request for the videos confiscated on 9/11 which may (or may not apparently) have captured Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon.
basically, we have 2 illuminating items in the 7 page maguire statement.
1) the citgo gas station video DOES NOT show flight 77 impacting the pentagon. (maguire, page 6, item 15)
2) the mystery hotel that had its security video confiscated was NOT the sheraton national hotel - it was the doubletree in arlington, VA. AND this video did not capture the impact of the flight. (maguire, page 7)
Donna Marsh-O'Connor made an impassioned plea at a recent New York 9/11 truth rally, demanding Bush be removed and calling for Americans to demand a truthful investigation into what really happened on 9/11.
"Look in the crowd," she said at the rally. "We need more suits out there. We simply need more awareness if we ever want to get anywhere."
"I swear to God I don't know if we will ever get these guys. I hold Bush and Cheney responsible 9/11 and for blocking any type of meaningful investigation. I would like to see the truth come out in my lifetime, but I just don't know."