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Controversy in Canada Capital: ReThink911 Ads in Ottawa Buses Spark Public Debate

Written by AE911Truth Staff   
Thursday, 10 October 2013

ReThink911 caused the greatest stir of its September 2013 campaign in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, where 300 ads appeared on local buses from early September to early October asking riders, “Did you know a 3rd tower fell on 9/11?”

rethink911 ottawa adReThink911 ads in Ottawa buses like this one received unprecedented attention from media sources across Canada

The controversy first erupted on the night of September 11, when coverage of the campaign appeared on the CBC and Ottawa Citizen websites. Both articles quoted Ottawa City Councilor and Transit Commission Chair Diane Deans, who called the ads “insensitive” and indicated that she would request a review of Ottawa’s advertising policy. In-depth reporting on ReThink911’s message by the Ottawa Citizen included a quote from Frank Wilson, the general manager of ad broker Pattison Outdoor, who affirmed that the ads conformed to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. “Everyone has a right to question whatever they want to,” he said. “I don’t think you need to be embroiled in conspiracy theory to wonder why... that at the end of the day this building just suddenly came down.”

By the next morning, the airwaves were abuzz with debate about the bus ads. One radio station, 1310 News, posted a survey on its website that asked readers, “Should the ads from ‘ReThink911’ be allowed on OC Transpo buses?” More than 90% responded “yes.” By later that morning, articles on Yahoo News and Huffington Post also mentioned the ads in Toronto and Vancouver. The Huffington Post was the most senselessly derisive, cherry picking the tweets of two angry onlookers who described a country in “outrage.” Yahoo News was much more balanced in its coverage.

Whatever, Dianne Feinstein And The Wall Street Journal

Jon Gold
10/13/2013

There's a subscription only article written by Dianne Feinstein right now on the WSJ called "The NSA's Watchfulness Protects America" with a sub headline that says, "If today's call-records program had been in place in before 9/11, the terrorist attacks likely would have been prevented." Unfortunately, I can't read it, however…

According to www.historycommons.org, in 1997 the U.S. Military and NSA asked for access to Telecom networks. In documents filed in 2006 by Joe Nacchio concerning his trial on insider trading charges, a Lieutenant General "told Mr. (Dean) Wandry (a member of Qwest) that he ran the largest telecom operation in the world, he had looked at Qwest's network, and he wanted to use it for government purposes." […] "By 1999, Qwest is working extensively with the NSA."

Learn History with Philip Zelikow! corbettreport Published on Oct 11, 2013

Learn History with Philip Zelikow!
corbettreport

Published on Oct 11, 2013

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=8131

As Philip Zelikow prepares to teach an online history course, we peel back the layers of propaganda from the former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission. From cover up to predictive programming, we examine the ways that Zelikow helped to shape (and write) the history he's now teaching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQtvhpOLUmM

Can YOU Spot The Difference?

What's the difference?  Those plates welded to the girder.  They are called stiffeners.

Why aren’t the stiffeners shown in the version above from the NIST report when they are shown in the actual WTC7 drawings? (NOTE:  I drew the stiffeners in because NIST failed to.)

Why the stiffeners are so important:
Stiffener plates are critically important.  They allow a girder to transfer loads to a wider footprint (bearing surface) and increase its ability to resist failure.

Now Available: 9/11 in the Academic Community (Documentary)

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9/11 IN THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
Now Available for Purchase
October 8, 2013

Documentary

9/11 in the Academic Community, awarded for "Documentary Achievement" at the University of Toronto Film Festival, is now available for purchase through its website:
http://911inacademia.com/support-the-film/

It is a unique film that documents academia's treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government's narrative from scholarly examination. Through a powerful reflection on intellectual courage and the purpose of academia, the film aims at changing intellectual discourse on 9/11 and the War on Terror.

Please inform your friends about this documentary's release.

Adnan Zuberi
Director & Producer
www.911inAcademia.com

Feds cagey on early Anwar Al-Awlaki ties

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/10/feds-cagey-on-early-anwar-alawlaki-ties-174323.html

By JOSH GERSTEIN
10/4/13 3:56 PM EDT

Lawyers for a Virginia man serving a life sentence for supporting jihad against the United States pushed Friday to pry more information out of the federal government about the possibility that cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki may have been recruited as a government informant a decade ago.

During a federal court hearing in Alexandria, Va., U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema didn't sound inclined to grant motions by former cancer researcher and Muslim scholar Ali Al-Timimi seeking more details on the government's relationship with Al-Awlaki, as well as other facts Al-Timimi's lawyers say were withheld prior to and during his 2005 trial on charges such as aiding the Taliban and soliciting treason.

Abby Martin Interviews Bob Graham On "Breaking The Set"

Abby interviews former Senator Bob Graham on Saudi Arabia's connection to 9/11, and several other subjects. *The actual date was 10/2/2013.

The Dangerously Delayed Reactions of the Secret Service on 9/11

Dick Cheney being evacuated to the PEOC on 9/11

The United States Secret Service--the law enforcement agency responsible for protecting the president and the White House--had a critical role to play in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Various accounts, however, reveal that it was inexplicably slow to react to the crisis that day. Secret Service agents only appear to have acted with the kind of urgency we might reasonably expect more than 45 minutes after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center and more than 30 minutes after the second plane crashed.

The Secret Service's slow response meant some high-level individuals the agency was responsible for protecting were allowed to remain at unsafe locations throughout much of the duration of the attacks, and so could have been killed or seriously injured if their locations had been targeted.

The Secret Service was also alarmingly slow to protect the White House--a building considered a likely target for terrorists--which meant the people there, including some key government officials, were left in danger throughout the attacks. It only ordered the evacuation of the White House about an hour after the attacks began.

In this article, as well as examining the Secret Service's apparent failure to adequately protect the White House on September 11, we will look at the experiences of three individuals--Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife, Lynne Cheney, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice--and consider how the Secret Service appears to have failed to sufficiently protect them.

Meet the Experts - 40 Extra Interviews from "ESO"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n9JJg4cRxo

Meet the Experts - 40 Extra Interviews from "ESO"

Here are the original additional 40 interviews from the Meet the Experts Bonus Disk which is included in the plastic-cased DVD "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out".

Published on Sep 26, 2013

Dallas Observer - "Dallas Gets It Very Own 9/11 Truther Billboard on Stemmons Freeway"

On September 25th, 2013, the Dallas Observer, with a circulation of over 77,000, published an article about the ReThink911.org billboard located on southbound Stemmons Freeway (I-35) near the Oak Lawn exit.
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/09/dallas_gets_it_very_own_911_tr.php

Dallas Gets It Very Own 9/11 Truther Billboard on Stemmons Freeway
By Brantley Hargrove Wed., Sep. 25 2013 at 9:00 AM
Categories: We Apologize in Advance for This Particular Item

You had to know that the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, would spawn a host of conspiracy theories, like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Pearl Harbor before it. So, we here at the Dallas Observer office weren't all that surprised to receive multiple hand-mailed letters from the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, informing us that its campaign to expose the real story behind the fall of the Twin Towers had come to the City of Hate, on a nearby stretch of Stemmons Freeway between Oak Lawn and Market Center.

Most 9/11 Commissioners Don't Buy The Official Story - Why Do You?

Former 9/11 Commissioners speak out about the lies and manipulation of their "exposition." (They admit it was not a criminal investigation). This is a compilation of all available Commissioner quotes and video clips. If they don't buy the official story, why do you?

If being a 'truther' means you reject the official story as being false and demand further investigation, then MOST of the 9/11 Commissioners are truthers!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdqIzc4TZAY

Ben Swann becoming Independent and Questioning 9/11

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Ben Swann becoming Independent and Questioning 9/11

Published on Sep 23, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNfaj-O6A94

Ben Swann becoming Independent and Questioning 9/11
wearechange

Published on Sep 23, 2013

In this video Luke Rudkowski meets former mainstream media turned independent media journalist Ben Swann. The two discuss the why Ben decided to go fully independent as a journalist and the controversy surrounding his latest video on 9/11.

Urge Geraldo Rivera to Report on Rethink911

ACTION ALERT:
Contact Geraldo Rivera, host of "Geraldo At Large," a nationally syndicated show on Fox News Channel and urge him to report on the Rethink911 campaign that is currently in 12 major cities and includes a billboard in Times Square. Tell him that 2,000 architects and engineers plus family members want a real WTC investigation and are sponsoring this campaign, and that Bob McIlvaine and Tony Szamboti will reappear as guests on his show! Let him know that the campaign has been reported on by Ben Swann, CBS-Philadelphia, and Time Magazine -- and is causing much controversy in Ottawa, Canada about freedom of speech issues. Inform him about the new public opinion poll which shows that half of Americans have doubts about the official 9/11 story. Be sure to include the website: http://www.Rethink911.org

After all Geraldo did report on the BuildingWhat? campaign in 2010 that was seen nationally and triggered a frenzy of other media coverage. Clearly it's worth taking a second to email him. He likes to report on controversial issues.

Geraldo At Large airs Weekends 10 PM ET on Fox News Channel nationally.
Contact: atlarge@foxnews.com

9/11maps: the ultimate 9/11 tool

Twelve years have passed since 9/11. In these intervening years, two commissions, several reports, many books, papers, documentaries and of course History Commons have documented what happened that fateful day.

To this day, hundreds of thousands of documents have been released, which represents a massive amount of information (videos, maps, reports, testimonies, tapes data, radar data, flight data recorders, and so on) to examine. There was, therefore, a crucial need for a tool for categorizing and analyzing important data. In this particular aim, 9/11maps have collected RADES84 data, documents from 911datasets.org, photos, videos, maps and plenty of useful documents to produce an all-in-one tool called 9/11 maps allowing anyone to look at this whole documentation at one place and from a timely and comprehensive perspective. You can follow the events of the day just as if you were looking at a radar screen. But you can do many other things. 9/11maps is a Google Earth program that allows anyone to watch and search the events of 9/11.

CBC News: Group behind 9/11 bus ad responds to criticism

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/group-behind-9-11-bus-ad-responds-to-criticism-1.1703868

This ad for ReThink911.org appears on an OC Transpo bus.
This ad for ReThink911.org appears on an OC Transpo bus. (Photo submitted by Andres Acero )

The group behind an ad campaign questioning the official explanation of 9/11, which is running on OC Transpo buses, says its message should be protected as free speech.

The group called Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth have launched a global ad campaign called "ReThink911," which is running in other cities including New York and Toronto.

The campaign takes aim at the U.S. government's explanation that World Trade Centre 7 — the "third tower" — fell as the result of fire.

The theory is part of the group's larger beliefs that the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not the result of a terrorist attack but part of a vast conspiracy and cover-up within the U.S. government.

New Poll Finds Most Americans Open to Alternative 9/11 Theories

46% Suspect Controlled Demolition of World Trade Center Building 7 after Viewing Video Footage of Collapse.

On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, a new national survey by the polling firm YouGov reveals that one in two Americans have doubts about the government’s account of 9/11, and after viewing video footage of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse, 46% suspect that it was caused by a controlled demolition. Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, collapsed into its own footprint late in the afternoon on 9/11.

The poll was sponsored by ReThink911, a global public awareness campaign launched on September 1. The campaign includes a 54-foot billboard in Times Square and a variety of transit and outdoor advertising in 11 other cities, all posing the question, “Did you know a third tower fell on 9/11?”
Among the poll’s findings:

38% of Americans have some doubts about the official account of 9/11, 10% do not believe it at all, and 12% are unsure about it;
46%, nearly one in two, are not aware that a third tower collapsed on 9/11. Of those who are aware of Building 7’s collapse, only 19% know the building’s name;
After seeing video footage of Building 7′s collapse:
46% are sure or suspect it was caused by controlled demolition, compared to 28% who are sure or suspect fires caused it, and 27% who don’t know;
By a margin of nearly two to one, 41% support a new investigation of Building 7′s collapse, compared to 21% who oppose it.

30-Second Video Shown to 1,194 Survey Respondents:

AE911Truth in NYC September 11, 2013


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUgvgSPwPJw

Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth joined several other organizations and everyday citizens on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, engaging other New Yorkers and encouraging them to rethink 9/11. ReThink911 (http://www.ReThink911.org) is a global awareness campaign to bring the world's attention to 9/11 best evidence and a growing demand for a new independent investigation into the events of 9/11.

Ed Asner on 9/11 Truth & the Absence of the Hollywood Left under Obama

Abby Martin talks to legendary actor and activist, Ed Asner, discussing 9/11 questions, US intervention in Syria, the declining role of Hollywood's anti-war left and his charity work with his organization Autism Speaks.

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Philadelphia CBS News: Group Of Engineers Believe Controlled Detonations Took Down World Trade Center

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/09/11/group-of-engineers-believe-controlled-detonations-took-down-world-trade-center/

By Paul Kurtz
September 11, 2013

BLACKWOOD, N.J. (CBS) - There’s been a growing movement led by some architects and engineers to take a second look at the collapse of the New York City skyscrapers in the attacks on September 11th 2001.

“Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth” focuses primarily on Building 7 of the World Trade Center. Not many people know that a third building fell on 9-11. Tony Szambotti is a mechanical engineer from Blackwood, New Jersey. He says the 47 story skyscraper was not hit by a plane…yet collapsed into its own footprint at 5:20 in the afternoon.

“It’s in absolute freefall. There’s no resistance to it for the first 2.25 seconds and then it slows down a little bit,” Szambotti said. “The actual measurements are somewhere around 6.6 to 7 seconds for that 610 foot building to collapse completely to the ground.”

Szambotti and some 2,000 other of his colleagues contend that it was not scientifically possible for an office fire to be hot enough to melt steel girders and columns. Which brings these highly educated, white-collar professionals to a disturbing conclusion.

'9/11 was an inside job' says Italian member of parliament on floor of house.

 
Paolo Bernini speaking in parliament on 11th September. Screenshot. Repubblica TV/Camera dei Deputati

'9/11 was an inside job': Italian MP

Published: 12 Sep 2013

An Italian MP has described the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in which around 3,000 people were killed, as "an inside job" and slammed the official version of events as a "conspiracy".

Bernini, an MP for the Five Star Movement (M5S) was speaking in parliament on Thursday, the 12th anniversary of the attacks.

He said that the official version of the event has been "proved wrong from every point of view".

"It’s clearly false and by now, the world has realized."

Interview 748 – James Corbett on the Psychopolitics of 9/11

Interview 748 – James Corbett on the Psychopolitics of 9/11 12 Sep 2013

Podcast: http://www.corbettreport.com/?powerpress_pinw=7983-podcast

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by the host of The Corbett Report, James Corbett. James and Guillermo discuss the 9/11 Truth Movement, pitfalls and successes—its past, present, and future.

We discuss the political, sociological and psychological effects of 9/11, to what extent these effects linger 12 years later, the importance of focusing research efforts into specific questions of “who” and “why” rather than quibbling over “how,” and the potential avenues available to take and seek real answers and accountability.

Truthers Marginalized for Asking Questions

Abby Martin remarks on how the American political and media establishment has marginalized those who question the US government's official narrative on the events of 9/11.

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Has Questioning 9/11 become more Acceptable? By Nile Bowie

Has Questioning 9/11 become more Acceptable?

By Nile Bowie
September 11, 2013

Despite the media’s best efforts to dismiss 9/11 conspiracy theories, one in two Americans doubt the government’s narrative and skepticism is slowly seeping its way into the mainstream.

Twelve years on from the events of September 11th 2001 and a seemingly nightmarish deja vu has gripped the United States and its war-weary citizens. Again, the pubic is told that destructive weapons in far away countries pose a critical danger, and that despite wearing the clothes of humanitarianism, a military solution that will inevitably harm civilians is the only meaningful response. The main difference today is that after an abstract decade-long “War on Terror,” Washington finds itself fighting in Syria on the same side as al-Qaeda and those who are sympathetic to the alleged culprits of the 9/11 attacks.

The international relations landscape has changed dramatically over the past twelve years, and in the build-up to another US military intervention in West Asia, a handful of leaders are today more willing to ask common sense questions about the official line toed by Washington, such as: How can the Obama administration assert that Assad used chemical weapons before the UN team of experts on the ground have even published their findings?  

World leaders have cast doubt on Washington’s stories before, but that the leaders of major countries have – ever so gently – insinuated that Washington may be complicit in a ‘false flag operation’ to justify military escalation in Syria is quite significant. As the diplomatic spectacle around Syria unfolds and the anniversary of 9/11 looms, these times beg the question, “What else could they be lying about?  

Abby Martin speaks with Bob Mcilvaine


http://youtu.be/EwyAFTAguNk

Abby Martin speaks with Bob Mcilvaine, father of a 9/11 victim about the unanswered questioned that linger twelve years after the event, highlighting the glaring omissions in the 9/11 Commission report.