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.
If you havent checked out their site before go check it out, the first wave of signs should start on July 5th. You can sign up through the link above as well.
Here is an example of a sign done about 9/11 awareness, please send in any signs you have done, or do as part of this campaign.
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.
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 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?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whenever the president'Â’s domestic agenda hits rock bottom Â—like clockwork right-wingers trot out the 9/11 card to distract people from wildly unpopular policy decisions. On Wednesday, the president'Â’s chief political architect, Karl Rove, claimed: 'Â“Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.' We'Â’ll never know his exact motives, but perhaps the president'Â’s self-described 'Â“Turd Blossom'Â” was projecting the administration'Â’s own need for counseling to make up for its complete lack of success in fighting terrorism.
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!
The "watchlisting issue" has been reported by the media and the 9/11 Commission as a series of benign oversights, a sort of institutional competitiveness gone awry, and/or a gross misunderstanding of evidentiary standards in criminal/intelligence investigations. We disagree. A careful review of the aforementioned footnotes reveals a pattern of behavior during the 18 months immediately preceding the 9/11 attacks that was arguably criminal-in-nature and contributory-in-part to the "catastrophic success" of the 9/11 plot.
Declared a hero for saving numerous lives at Ground Zero, he was the janitor on duty the morning of 9/11 who heard and felt explosions rock the basement sub-levels of the north tower just seconds before the jetliner struck the top floors.
He not only claims he felt explosions coming from below the first sub-level while working in the basement, he says the walls were cracking around him and he pulled a man to safety by the name of Felipe David, who was severely burned from the basement explosions.
I have said a few times that the more and more frustrated the American public becomes with the current administration over Iraq, loss of freedoms, etc. the more the American public questions the events of 9/11.
And that makes complete sense.
Look at the wars we are in, look at the aggressive policies of this administration, the loss of personal freedoms, the climate of fear, the encroachment on personal privacy, torture of prisoners, it all ties back to 9/11.
This administration wanted 9/11 so that they could motivate the populace to war, and now that that war is falling apart and people are waking up to the corruption perhaps people will start to realize why no planes intercepted on 9/11, how those '19' attacked the most protected building in America, and why Bush sat in that Florida classroom without being evacuated, it's because they knew all about it.
I am aware of the major issue on this site right now with a huge white space. I ensure you this site was working perfectly fine after my last publish, and I have no idea what is going on now.
I have tried restoring older versions of my template as well as removing my last few posts with no luck.. I am trying to fix the issue now, if you have any insight please add a comment.
EDIT: it appears this error was caused by a recent change to the "" tag by blogger.. hopefully they will have this addressed soon, until then just scroll down for the content.
Relatives of Sept. 11 victims on Thursday called on the CIA to release an internal report that scrutinizes the U.S. spy agency's counterterrorism efforts prior to the 2001 attacks.
The report by the Central Intelligence Agency's inspector general, which is said to be in its final stages, is expected to be sent in classified form to CIA Director Porter Goss and then to the intelligence oversight committees in Congress later this summer, officials said.
"Secret" Air Base for Iraq War started prior 9-11
This story has been floating around for a few days. Basically it shows that prior to 9/11 bases needed for the war in Iraq were getting funded and created. This is just another example of long term planning of things which wouldn't have been possible without 9/11.