Open Thread

Just turning on the news this morning.. Here is an open thread, have at it.

Joseph Wilson Not Satisfied with 9/11 Investigation

Joseph Wilson on Bush Crowd: "A Real Threat to Our Republic"
Citizen's for Legitimate Government sat down with Joseph Wilson for an interview today. At the end of their conversation CLG prodded Mr. Wilson for his opinion on the Bush administration's handling of 9/11.

CLG: I can't let this moment pass without asking you about 9/11 and the Bush Administration. Do you notice any oddities about how the Bush Administration handled the events, the aftermath or the investigation of 9/11? Do you see any holes in the government's explanation of events? (Obviously, we at the CLG do. See our page:

Structural Failure VS Controlled Demolition

Controlled Demolition Of WTC: Compare and Contrast
The guys over at have posted up a handful of building failures as well as controlled demolitions. At the bottom of the article you can find a 3+ mb animated gif of WTC7, and it should be readily apparent which department WTC7 falls into.

I had actually came across a lot of these same structural failure images before. If WTC7 was damaged only on one side at the bottom, and only had 2 pockets of fire in specific spots on 2 separate floors, then shouldn't we see a non-global failure? These images are good examples of how when a building fails it doesn't mean the whole thing turns to liquid:

George Washington Blog's Letter to John Conyers

Got an email today of a letter being faxed to John Conyers about 9/11. You can find the origional posting on George Washington's blog here.

Dear Representative:

Thank you for your efforts in investigating the Administration's misrepresentations regarding weapons of mass destruction and false rationales for invading Iraq. I support you 100% in your efforts.

You are now starting to realize that the Administration's claims concerning weapons of mass destruction were false, and were merely being made in order to justify a pre-planned military campaign. We attempted to alert Congress to this fact. However, Congress did not listen to us, and instead optimistically and hopefully believed our Commander-in-Chief and his cabinet.

One-On-One Interview With Ray McGovern, Former CIA Senior Analyst

One-On-One Interview With Ray McGovern, Former CIA Senior Analyst, Who Warns U.S. Headed Down A Fascist Road And Highly Critical Of President Bush and Neo Con Explanations OF WMD, 9/11 And Manipulation of Intelligence Gathering

"This is really all they have left but even 9/11 presents another serious case of many unanswered questions," said McGovern. "Why are there so many unanswered questions that George W. Bush will not answer?

Governor Jesse Ventura Troubled By Official 9/11 Story

Governor Jesse Ventura Troubled By Official 9/11 Story

And the problem I have with 9/11 is that. Where the heck was our defense? Who was sleeping at the wheel? While all of these planes... I mean, I've been to air traffic control when I was Governor, and you've got a dozen people there looking at these dials, watching every plane in their sector. They know where it's going and they know what direction it's supposed to be going

While I Was Out Roundup Grab Bag

Welp, I am back, had a nice little break, thanks for the comments, on to the round up.

9-11 Truth for Peace and Justice Art Contest Roundup
Carol Brouillet posted a wrapup of some of the art submissions they received, including one by a contributor here, Dem Bruce Lee Styles. You can find some of the other submissions here as well.

Emergency Truth Convergence, July 22-24
Further details have been posted about the upcoming Emergency Truth Convergence this July. Here is a brief summary:

Out of Pocket Holiday Open Thread

I will be out of pocket until Monday evening. I should be able to check in here and there throughout the holiday weekend, I'm just not sure how much.

I thought I would offer up this super hi-res satellite image of ground zero after 9/11. The image above is just a tiny zoomed out segment of the image, specifically of WTC7, and its surrounding buildings. Please feel free to share this image around as it is incredibly detailed and interesting.

News Article on Waxman's Support for Whistleblowers Coalition

The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition Demands Congressional Action

Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, whistleblowers have felt compelled to come forward in greater numbers to address our nation’s security weaknesses – in fact almost 50% more have sought protection annually under the Whistleblower Protection Act since that terrible event. However, patriotic truth-tellers across a variety of federal agencies have no protection against retaliation when they blow the whistle. Congress has failed to act to protect federal whistleblowers from the agencies most directly responsible for protecting the national security of the United States, according to spokespeople for the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 28. Federal employees from the FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA and other intelligence agencies who report deficiencies in national security programs are exempted from protection under the Whistleblower Protection Act. Without whistleblower protections, agencies will continue to quash truth tellers and national security weaknesses will be allowed to fester underneath the growing cloak of secrecy.

Sibel Edmonds Gets Support from Ranking Minority Member Waxman

Representative Waxman Pledges Support for National Security Whistleblowers (PDF)
Looks like Sibel has secured some support for her new group of national security whistleblowers. Apparently a recently scheduled committee to discuss whistleblower's protections was canceled, hopefully Mr. Waxman will do his best to bring through some real changes.

If your not familiar with Sibel Edmonds and her troubles trying to blow the whistle on corruption in our intelligence agencies be sure to check her site out at