Midday Grab Bag

Reaction To Bush Insider Claim WTC Collapse Bogus Gets 'Huge Response' And Read By Millions Worldwide

After the dust settled, a former chief economist in Labor Department shocked by enormous support for his story and vows to keep writing about glaring inconsistencies in government's version of 9/11.

MI5 Agent: Nine Eleven a Violent Coup
thanks to mathaba.net for the link.

First it was Morgan Reynolds, then Paul Craig Roberts, and now former MI5 agent David Shayler. Like a possum, the corporate media rolls over, at Bushcon command, and plays dead, steadfastly ignoring Shayler and the others.

Jim Hoffman Weighs in on Recent Morgan Reynolds Article

Jim Hoffman has written a very detailed response to the recent article by Morgan Reynolds, former chief economist for the US Department of Labor during George W. Bush's first term. Hoffman's new article is very well written, as usual, and goes point by point discussing Morgan Reynolds' recent statements and his opinions on the subjects covered.

You can find that article here:
A Critical Review of Morgan Reynolds' Why Did the Trade Center Skyscrapers Collapse?

Entries to the 9/11 Art Competition Start Rolling In

I just received word from Carol Brouillet that they have begun posting submissions to the 9/11 Art Competition. The deadline is just a few days away on July 1st, so if you are submitting something get to it!

You can find the first set of entries here:

Here is the content of her email:

Artists Illuminate 9-11 Truth
More than the Official Commission

9/11 Conspiracy Now Subject of Hollywood Theatrical Performance

9/11 Conspiracy Now Subject of Hollywood Theatrical Performance

The 9/11 murder mystery, filled with conspiracy clues but no answers, is finally going Hollywood.

Known for the unusual and bizarre, this time a Hollywood theatre is the scene for a serious political and social event, a two hour high tech video dramatization of September 11th called "9/11 Mysteries."

The brainchild of Sophia Shafquat, called the Joan of Arc of 9/11, the play is the first one in the country to tackle the complicated 9/11 issue on stage. It opens July 17 at the Met Theatre in Hollywood and is set for a six week run with performances every Sunday.

Open Thread

Anyone going through the new NIST report? Any new events to add to the upcoming events section? Anything I've missed this week?

Have at it.

p.s. the 9/11 Art Competition is over on July 1st, so there are just a few days left if you are submitting an entry.

Former MI5 Agent Says 9/11 An Inside Job

Former MI5 Agent Says 9/11 An Inside Job
Here is yet another article of a former government official saying that 9/11 was not what our government claims. You can download the hour long interview here (15mb).

Former MI5 agent David Shayler, who previously blew the whistle on the British government paying Al Qaeda $200,000 to carry out political assassinations, has gone on the record with his conviction that 9/11 was an inside job meant to bring about a permanent state of emergency in America and pave the way for the invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and ultimately Iran and Syria.

Sunday Morning Grab Bag

Karl Rove's "Understanding of 9/11"
While I covered this article on Friday, it was brought to my attention that I had not read this article in the right context. The author of this article, Kristen Breitweiser, is not just any contributor to The Huffington Post, but a founding member of the Jersey Girls, and one of the only reasons a 9/11 Commission was ever founded. She was a Bush supporter in 2000 and as is apparent in this article now has a disgust for his administration and their use of 9/11. With that new context in mind I suggest you read, or re-read, this article with that in mind.

Democrats.com 9/11 Related Petition - Sign it Now!

I just got a heads up from Doug about an ongoing petition at democrats.com related to 9/11. This petition has already reached almost 10,000 signatures. This petition has a ton of links covering a ton of information, so it is worth checking out.

Please go and review it and sign it if you feel so inclined:
Investigate and Impeach Bush for Failing to Act on 911 Warnings - And then Lying About It

To: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Congress, and the Media

Since 911, Americans have learned about numerous warnings that were received by the Bush Administration before 911.

Karl Rove Invoked 9/11 Hoping to Regain the Support After 9/11

Rove, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, etc. would be nowhere without 9/11. It is plain and simple. Without 9/11 Rumsfeld wouldn't have his war in Iraq, and without 9/11 Cheney wouldn't have his trans-afghan pipeline. In fact, I can't even imagine a single thing this administration could have gotten done without 9/11. The article below points out this administration's failures in the war on terrorism, definitely worth the read.

The Right-Wing Response to 9/11: All Talk, No Results

Whenever the president'’s domestic agenda hits rock bottom —like clockwork right-wingers trot out the 9/11 card to distract people from wildly unpopular policy decisions. On Wednesday, the president'’s chief political architect, Karl Rove, claimed: '“Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.' We'’ll never know his exact motives, but perhaps the president'’s self-described '“Turd Blossom'” was projecting the administration'’s own need for counseling to make up for its complete lack of success in fighting terrorism.

Rundown on Dr. Robert Bowman and His Upcoming Appearance

You may have noticed that I recently added an appearance from Dr. Robert Bowman to the upcoming events panel. I thought I would point out a video from his appearance at the International Citizens Inquiry Into 9/11 in Toronto in 2004. I hope that if you are in the San Francisco area this Saturday that you might go check him out!