This week has been quite a slow week for 9/11 related alternative news. I would assume a large part of that is due to the attacks on 7/7 in London. Since this site is focused on 9/11 news I have avoided much discussions of these recent attacks.
With that said, prisonplanet.com has a new article comparing an oddity from both 9/11 and 7/7, simulations of the attack occurring at the same time as the real attack.
You may have noticed the evolution of this site is a continual process. I wanted to take a minute to update the great viewers of this site as to what is new, and what is on the way.
So here is what is new over the last month or so:
- New banner logo (special thanks to Gold from yourbbsucks.com)
- RSS feed is now available
- Purchased premium membership to haloscan.com commenting system
- Switched to more mainstream statcounter.com stat tracking system
- Blog template optimization (size reduced by 27%)
- Recent ads run on dembloggers.com, allspinzone.com, and watchingthewatchers.org
- Daily unique visitors over 500+ a day (and steadily increasing)
David Griffin C-SPAN Video Available!
While the video from Griffin's CSPAN appearance has been available for quite some time, mujca.com has announced a new edited version available for a $20 donation by mail. Here are the details from their site:
Edited by Ken Jenkins, this video contains the complete C-SPAN talk, enhanced with cut-away images of the people and things Dr. Griffin mentions. The DVD is available for a suggested $20 donation.
I will be updating the site with today's news in a few hours assuming there is some. In the mean time, here is an open thread, post anything I've missed today or this week.
BTW, I will be spending a bit of time this weekend trying to make some improvements to this site. I need some feedback on things I should change, things I should improve, etc. etc. So if you have some suggestions, or things I should look into please post them here in the comments, or email me at email@example.com.
In doing my browsing today I came across the name of Dr. Lueren Moret, an authority on depleted uranium, specifically an interview with her from early June. I noticed she made several comments about 9/11 in this recent article, hence my post.
She has made some pretty interesting comments about studies after 9/11 from the pentagon to ground zero on radiation and the possible use of depleted uranium. While I cannot vouch for her or her information I did find these comments interesting, and I thought I would see if others might be more familiar with her work and her associations. Besides, it is a slow day for 9/11 related news.
This is a clip from the new documentary Loose Change, which features firefighters and other eyewitnesses discussing explosions at the World Trade Center and examines the physical evidence.
Brief Summary of Evidence Demonstrating that the Administration Orchestrated 9-11
Lengthy Summary by George Washington's blog on 9/11.
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: http://www.legitgov.org/9_1_1_oddities.html.)
Controlled Demolition Of WTC: Compare and Contrast
The guys over at prisonplanet.com 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:
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.
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, 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?
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
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:
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.
Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, whistleblowers have felt compelled to come forward in greater numbers to address our nationâ€™s security weaknesses â€“ 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.
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.
The simple question of â€œwho benefitedâ€ from the events of 9/11 can in many cases be answered by saying â€œthe people who were supposed to prevent 9/11â€. Doesnâ€™t that make you just a little bit curious? It should.
Let me ask you folks some questions. Help me out here. If I am to ignore all the physical evidence that indicates government complicity I need you to explain to me why I should ignore the unprecedented actions by the Bush administration preceding the events, that seem to have no other purpose other than to prevent an event like 9/11 from being stopped and to prepare to set in motion their pre-planned agenda that would only be accepted after an event like 9/11.
In a debate with Rep. Charles Rangel last night, Sean Hannity called Rangel's assertion that the Bush administration wanted to invade Iraq before Bush even became president as a conspiracy theory.
RANGEL: He already intended to knock off Saddam Hussein before 9/11, all of the people that worked in the cabinet....
HANNITY: Is that what you believe? Wait do you believe that?
RANGEL: Do you know about the Project Of A New American Century?
HANNITY: Do you believe that?
I felt this would be a good follow up to my rant last night about PNAC, and the plans for Iraq before 9/11. With so many people coming to terms with this administration wanting to hit Iraq so long ago, perhaps they will begin questioning how this administration could possibly have accomplished their goals without 9/11.
We sit here all day thinking of the most compelling piece of evidence that the Government was complicit in 9/11 when it's staring us RIGHT IN THE FACE.
Former Army Sgt. Mark Johnson of Philadelphia is finished blowing up buildings and bridges, finished with the ugly work of a military demolitions expert.
Instead of setting trip wires and booby traps, Johnson now "blows out" neo con protest songs with his guitar, synthesizer and raspy Bob Dylan-like voice.
"From day one on Sept. 11th, after seeing the footage of the airliner striking the WTC on CNN and seeing explosions happening on lower floors of both towers, I knew right then and there that the towers were purposely being imploded," said Johnson.
Despite outward appearances, Rove's real game in Washington is nothing less than a full-scale operation devised to keep Americans reminded and focused on the carefully-manipulated media image of September 11 as being perpetrated by 19 Muslim terrorists with box-cutters under the central command of that old "evil-doer" himself, Osama bin Laden (from a damp cave in Afghanistan).
Indeed, there exists sufficiently valid reason for the administration to perpetuate these carefully orchestrated psychological maneuvers. Thanks in good part to alternative media and through the outspoken voice of respected 9/11 researchers and writers such as theologian David Ray Griffin, recently featured on C-Span and author of "The New Pearl Harbor" and "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions."
Former Minneapolis FBI agent Coleen Rowley, whose public criticism of the bureau set off an uproar over the FBI's pre-Sept. 11 counterterrorism lapses, said Monday that she will run as a Democrat for the U.S. House. Rowley plans to challenge second-term Republican Rep. John Kline in Minnesota's Second District, which stretches across the Twin Cities' western and southern suburbs and as far south as Le Sueur and Red Wing.
He did it again last night, wrapping the Iraq war in the mantle of 9/11 to reject calls for an exit timetable and appeal for patience from an increasingly skeptical public. Never forget "the lessons of September the 11th," Bush warned, or risk handing victory in Iraq to the likes of Osama bin Laden. It was Bush's most direct and high-profile link between Iraq and Sept. 11 since winning re-election - and as usual, he failed to mention that the Sept. 11 commission found no credible evidence linking the former Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein and the 2001 terror attacks.
Charlie Rangel takes on Sean Hannity
Rangel gets off a few pot shots on both Hannity and the Bush administration for their pre-9/11 plans to invade Iraq as documented in PNAC's Rebuilding America's Defenses.
This is great news, perhaps people will actually read their documents and see that their entire plan focused around a need for a 'new pearl harbor' to use as a catalyst, which is exactly what 9/11 was. These people wanted to use America's lone super-power status to push American dominance, they couldn't do it without 9/11, ergo they wanted 9/11.
The President's numerous references to September 11th did not provide a way forward in Iraq, they only served to remind the American people that our most dangerous enemy, namely Osama bin Laden, is still on the loose and Al Qaeda remains capable of doing this nation great harm nearly four years after it attacked America.