*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."
Rally and March for 9/11 Truth in New York City
Bunch of pictures to be found in this write up on the rally held in NYC this 9/11. The guys in the tinfoil hats were a trip! You can also find copies of the mock newspaper which was handed out during the march called 'Not the N.Y. Times'.
Just got word that I have to head for an emergency trip out of town. Don't worry, it is a good emergency ;) I will be back on Sunday evening with a few more videos, sorry everyone :(
Until then have at it, post away.
p.s. anyone interested in following some guidelines and being an assistant for when I'm gone? send me an email.
Today, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, the legacy non-profit project of the 9/11 Commission, is issueing its first report on the Congressional response to the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. During a recent C-SPAN interview Vice-Chair Lee Hamilton challenged those who have evidence contrary to the findings of the 9/11 Report to bring it forward into the public arena, this his response to criticism of the 9/11 Report from callers and pressing follow-up questions from Washington Journal's co-host Brian Lamb. 9/11 CitizensWatch, the only group formed with the expressed purpose of watchdogging the work of the 9/11 Commission maintains that the Commission's work is flawed and incomplete and is prepared to bring evidence forward in a publicly televised debate or forum that effectively challenges the official narrative and "findings of facts and circumstances" of the 9/11 Report.
Donna Marsh O'Connor spoke at the rally at the UN on 9/11/2005. Her daughter died on 9/11 in the 2nd tower. She has written a few articles in the past for Project for the OLD American Century. She also spoke at the church later in the evening. I hope you guys watch this and can appreciate her compassion and frustration.
Just got an email from Doug about a showing they had at Northern Arizona University and thought it was worth sharing. This is a prime example of what each of us should be doing.
Last night at Northern Arizona University, we showed David Griffin's Madison Wisconsin lecture to an overflowing of 150 (in a room that seats 91). A local bookstore owner came with 30 copies of David's books, which sold out immediately and she has ordered more. Many students asked for copies of the CD and took a list of websites that I had prepared. After the lecture, the discussion was very measured and concerned. Now there is talk of another showing in a couple of weeks in an even bigger venue and with a faculty panel. All and all, I would say it was very successful.
Flight77.info has posted a set of the 11 documents recently filed in response to the government's rejection of their FOIA request to release the Pentagon crash footage confiscated on 9/11.
You may recall that their FOIA request was rejected saying that the release of the footage of Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon would affect their 'shock and awe' tactics to be used against Zacarias Moussaoui in his sentencing phase. I recall now that this same comment was initially used to reject the FOIA request by the NY Times to release the 9/11 FDNY tapes a few months back, but was later overturned.
While I am pretty disappointed that the media was largely quiet and complicit again this year in covering up the questions and lies surrounding 9/11, there were a few articles written which at least strayed from that standard line.
It seems that this year there were many more articles written that question the failures of the Bush administration to prevent 9/11 as well as his policies after 9/11. It almost seems like a gradual awakening of some press that realize that at the very least the Bush administration didn't do everything it could prior to 9/11 and that since 9/11 it has been used to enact numerous failed policies.
It is now two days until the 4th anniversary of 9/11, two days from the anniversary of arguably the turning point of our lifetimes. This year many different events will be held in remembrance of 9/11 from the now standard memorial held at ground zero with a moment of silence for each time that a plane crashed, to a pro-military march put on by Donald Rumsfeld, to numerous groups of people demanding accountability and asking questions about what really happened on 9/11.
I personally will be in NYC, in part to grieve for those that died on 9/11, and in part to show my support and document all of those that are questioning 9/11, something which I, like many others, have dedicated over the last year of my life to.
"When the U.S. president travels around a large country like America, halls are prepared along his route, equipped with means of communications, such as telephones, videos, and so on, so he can talk to his joint command, his residence, and with the White House, without fear of being tapped. Such a hall was prepared at the kindergarten. Bush calls Rice and says: 'I have just seen on the secure video-screen that the first plane went into the first tower.' Then he entered the kindergarten, and did not appear to be agitated.
Dutch television, prime time news cast, officially declares it *almost certain* the Bush presidency and U.S. Government knew about 911 beforehand and conspired to allow the terrorist strike, using it as a pretext for going to war and spread U.S. political power abroad.
Sheik Omran's decision to use the paper's September edition to convince Australian Muslims that 9/11 was a US-inspired conspiracy is likely to further anger moderate Muslims, who last month urged the cleric to tone down his rhetoric.
The newspaper devotes a feature to supporting claims made by a US author, David Ray Griffin, that a plane never crashed into the Pentagon and that the story was an elaborate hoax by the US.
The feature says: "The hole created in the (Pentagon) facade was not big enough to fit the nose of a plane let alone an entire (Boeing) 757 -- the question is how could such a big airplane have created such a small hole?"
Each of these prominent leaders now claims that there are serious problems with the official government story of 9/11. Some of these highly respected individuals even believe that 9/11 may have been an inside job. It can be very uncomfortable to even consider the possibility that certain individuals within government were involved either in allowing the attacks to happen, or in some way facilitating them in order to forward their hidden agendas. Yet the facts increasingly point in that direction.
Just added 3 new MP3s from an incredibly ill MC named 'TruthTold'. For being a non-signed MC he is definitely on point in his message and has some serious lyrical skills.
You can find his soundclick site here.
Be sure to check out the 3 new tracks added to the Special Feature: 9/11 Related Music topic.
Here are the 3 new tracks added:
- TruthTold - 911 A Cold Day in Hell
- TruthTold - Birth of the Prince of Terror
I've been pretty busy down here in Baton Rouge but have been trying to maintain my usual website monitoring. A lot has been said, and will be said, about how the disaster in New Orleans directly relates to 9/11, from the lack of preparation, to the lack of response, etc.
In any event, I am getting ready to go to NY for 9/11 to attend a few events. I just got word that David Ray Griffin will be giving a talk at Grace Cathedral on 9/11 in NY. Hopefully I will find out the exact times soon.
I am a newbie to NY, so if anyone can provide suggestions on where to stay cheap, the best ways to get around, and the best airport to fly into it would be much appreciated. I plan on at the very least attending the 9/11 memorial at ground zero and attending Griffin's speech as well.
A month or two back Michael Ruppert mentioned that Al-Jazeera would be running a series on 9/11 on this years anniversary. I haven't been able to track down the exact dates and times, and I am not sure what opportunities we might have here in the U.S. to watch it either.
In any event, the Times Online mentioned the upcoming series in the following article:
CIA videos reveal the missed chances to kill Bin Laden
Previously unseen footage of Osama Bin Laden taken by a CIA spy drone reveals how close the Americans came to killing the Al-Qaeda leader two years before the September 11 attacks.
I've gotten a bunch of emails from people out there spreading DVDs and a couple of them came in this week which I thought were inventive ways to spread information. Perhaps these will give others ideas as well.
This one involves spreading the word on Halloween:
Scary Holiday for 9/11 Perpetrators
Hey all, less than two months until Halloween, hard to believe, but it will be upon us before we know it.
When the little kiddies come knocking on our doors this year looking for goodies, lets give the adults a treat too, something in the form of 9/11 Truth. Maybe it will be a flyer, maybe a CD filled with audio and video, or maybe even stickers or badges that say 911=Inside Job. When the parents search through their children's haul that night, they will be in for quite a surprise.
Got the following email about an upcoming event on 9/9 in Madison, WI.
2nd Annual Marathon 9/11 Truth Teach-In
U.W.-Madison Library Mall, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday 9/9/2005
Madison, WI â€”MUJCA-NET (the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth) is pleased to sponsor the second annual Marathon 9/11 Truth Teach-In this Friday, September 9th, on Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Since the first teach-in last year, tremendous progress has been made in publicizing the now-indisputable fact that the 9/11 Commission Report was a massive whitewash. David Griffinâ€™s book The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions has conclusively proven that the Kean-Zelikow report is, as Griffin puts it, â€œa 567-page lie,â€ and that the most plausible motive for the reportâ€™s demonstrably preposterous lies was an effort to cover up â€œhigh crimes in the highest places.â€ Harperâ€™s magazine, in its cover story â€œWhitewashâ€ last fall, made the same point, and a growing list of academics, historians, and ex-top US officials have openly charged the Bush administration with 9/11 treason. The Bush Administrationâ€™s top economist in the Department of Labor, Morgan Reynolds, resigned last year and wrote a blistering article marshalling the evidence that the three World Trade Center buildings were destroyed in controlled demolitions with explosives in an â€œinside-jobâ€ scenario. Reynoldsâ€™ charges were supported by Paul Craig Roberts, a former high-level Reagan Administration official who is listed by Whoâ€™s Who as one of Americaâ€™s 200 most influential political thinkers. And former high-level CIA official Ray McGovernâ€”who, like Reynolds and Roberts, is a Republicanâ€”also finally â€œcame outâ€ as a 9/11 truth supporter, crediting his conversion to David Griffinâ€™s books.