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."
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.