Two weeks ago I mentioned the AJC's article on the recent 9/11 hearing hosted by Cynthia McKinney. I have seen sections of the hearing as well as listened to it live, and the term 'conspiracy theory' being mentioned in the AJC's article did strike a cord with me. At this point I am always somewhat happy to see any mention of 9/11 questions by the mainstream media, and seeing as how the AJC was the only mainstream news source to even mention the event I couldn't hate them too much (although myself and others did write them letters complaining about the tone of their article).
I will be out of town until late Friday night. I will have internet access, but I'm not sure what exactly my abilities will be while I am gone. I will do my best to stay on top of things, but I won't be answering emails.
Please post any articles here which I might miss!
In the summer of 2000, the military team, known as Able Danger, prepared a chart that included visa photographs of the four men and recommended to the military's Special Operations Command that the information be shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the congressman, Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, and the former intelligence official said Monday.
The Center for Cooperative Research has issued an announcement saying that they MUST raise money to continue their efforts. The donations are tax-deductible, and I hope we all can agree how important their work is.
Please visit www.cooperativeresearch.org and make a donation so that they can continue their work!
Arg. I just read an article by a journalist named Gordon Sawyer that really hit me the wrong way, you can find it here:
Here are a couple quick samples of what he considers 'Remember[ing] 9/11':
I think it fair to say America is not unified in this war on terror we are fighting. When was the last time you saw a picture of the Twin Towers in New York crashing down with almost 3,000 American civilians inside?
Like that parallel? We're not unified because we don't remember 9/11.
It looks like the Bush administration is still playing fast and loose with the 9/11 Commission and the publicâ€™s right to know.
Recall just a few of the tactics weâ€™ve already seen:
First, the administration argued that an independent inquiry was simply a bad idea (â€œI think itâ€™s the wrong way to go,â€ said Cheney). Then, when the bipartisan Commission was formed, the White House dragged its feet in every way possible. It opposed handing over daily intelligence briefings (â€Those are very sensitive documents,â€ said Bush). It tried to bar Condoleeza Rice from testifying (â€Historically, White House staffers do not testify before legislative bodies,â€ claimed Scott McClellan). It rejected the Commissionâ€™s request for an extension (â€We expect they will be able to meet that deadline,â€ said spokeswoman Erin Healy). It even set time limits on how long Bush could testify (â€œWe have discussed with the Commission what we believe is a reasonable period of time,â€ intoned McClellan).
The following is a user submission sent in by SomeBigGuy focused on the 'collapses' of the twin towers and WTC7:
A lot has been said about the fact that no steel framed building have ever collapsed from fire before or since 9/11. I've found that if you take this one simple fact just a little further, the truth of 9/11 becomes unmistakable.
In order to convince everyone of the truth, this is the only argument you'll need. Lets take it from the top:
Something that pundits of the official story as well as the media like to ignore is that there was a third collapse on 9/11. Building 7 (WTC 7) collapsed around 5:20 on 9/11 and WAS NOT hit by any airplane. Officially it caught fire from debris and collapsed due to these fires. Additionally, the existence of diesel fuel stored in the building is often blamed for creating the non-existent inferno and bringing the tower down. However, even FEMA's half baked analysis of the collapses conceded that there was only a small probability of that being the case.
9/11 ON TRIAL
This is a rather lengthy article briefly covering a range of topics from Operation Northwoods, the 'collapses' of the two towers, the confiscated pentagon tapes, LIHOP vs MIHOP, etc. It offers a rather specific 'conspiracy theory' which a lot of people will disagree with, but I felt the article was worth mentioning.
Apparently this article is in response to their new book entitled '9/11 Revealed: Challenging the facts behind the War on Terror'. You can find the official site for this book at 911revealed.co.uk, and you can find the amazon page for the book here.
CIA Commander: We Let bin Laden Slip Away - Newsweek
the CIA field commander for the agency's Jawbreaker team at Tora Bora, Gary Berntsen, says he and other U.S. commanders did know that bin Laden was among the hundreds of fleeing Qaeda and Taliban members. Berntsen says he had definitive intelligence that bin Laden was holed up at Tora Boraâ€”intelligence operatives had tracked himâ€”and could have been caught.
Check out these articles for some background on this known evacuation from Tora Bora:
Last week live on C-SPAN Kyle F. Hence, Co-founder of 9/11 CitizensWatch, confronted the 9/11 Commission, its Vice-Chair Lee Hamilton and Ambassadors Jones and Ross regarding the omission from the 9/11 Report details of the ISI (Lt. Gen Mahmoud Ahmad) approved wire transfers to purported lead hijacker Atta via a bank in Dubai to two banks in Florida just prior to the attacks of 9/11.
Father, Who Lost Son at WTC, Claims Bush Administration Hiding Key Financial Documents Leading To Culprits of 9/11
William Doyle has become one of the main lightening rods of the 9/11 truth movement, saying President Bush and his cronies are the biggest stumbling block in getting at the real truth. Involved as one of the plaintiffs in a trillion dollar 9/11 lawsuit, he wants the American people to know Bush is hiding vital documents that could lead to the truth.
â€œThey have blocked every avenue into getting at the truth behind 9/11,â€ said Doyle, referring to the shallow and unfounded 9/11 Commission findings as well as the Bush administrationâ€™s failure to release known information about the financial ties to 9/11.
Nearly four years after the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the New York City Fire Department will release its remaining audio recordings made by emergency dispatchers on the day of the attacks.
The FDNY is releasing the recordings on the order of the New York State Court of Appeals, after the New York Times and several 9/11 families brought suit to gain access to the materials under the state's Freedom of Information Law.
PARIS, France (UPI) -- Hundreds of French reporters have received copies of a DVD claiming the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks were fabricated by the Bush administration.
Titled "Confronting the Evidence," and posted from New York, the DVD claims that the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were a lie orchestrated by U.S. President George W. Bush.
The news was reported Friday in Le Figaro newspaper, whose reporters were among those who received copies of the DVD.
The American Civil Liberties Union today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's dismissal of the case of Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who was fired in retaliation for reporting security breaches and possible espionage within the Bureau. Lower courts dismissed the case when former Attorney General John Ashcroft invoked the rarely used "state secrets" privilege.
EDIT: This is definitely big news. While it is not directly related to 9/11, it does show proof to larger scale corruption in the FBI which is allowed to exist while the whistleblowers are fired and punished. Definitely worth the read, albeit a very long one.
The new issue of Vanity Fair is coming out with a major piece on FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds' case. The 11-page article is in the issue that hits newsstands in New York City tomorrow (Wednesday).
The article, by British journalist David Rose, promises to have new revelations beyond "the tip of the iceberg."
Edmonds, "the most gagged woman in history," is appealing to the US Supreme Court on Thursday to allow her to talk about what she knows about pre-9/11 intelligence failures.
New Audio Downloads - McKinney Congressional Briefing, DC Truth Emergency Rally, and Alex Jones on C2C
Bunch of good new audio for people to download and listen to today..
First off there are 2 hour long MP3's posted from Cynthia McKinney's 9/11 Congressional Briefing, here. According to the description these recordings include Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Lorie Van Auken, Mel Goodman, John Judge, Mike Ruppert, Wayne Madsen, Ray McGovern, and Robert McIlvaine.
Second, a recording from the D.C. Truth Emergency rally was broadcast today on Guns and Butter. You can find the recording on their archives page under August 3rd, or access the MP3 directly here. This recording includes the following speakers: David Ray Griffin, Peter Dale Scott, Ray McGovern, Morgan Reynolds, and others.
The owner of flight77.info has posted the response from the government to his FOIA request for the confiscated videotapes showing Flight 77 hitting the pentagon.
Apparently the government is claiming that releasing these videos would interfere with the prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui. I'm not exactly sure how releasing a video could interfere with that court case if what is contained on the video is the same as the official story.
Is this really a valid reason not to release the video footage to the public?
Some of you probably are aware that the owner of flight77.info had filed a Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request for the videos of Flight 77 which were quickly confiscated on 9/11. These videos are known to exist and have been confiscated from the onsite gas station as well as a nearby hotel. Oddly enough the 9/11 Commission says that it saw no need to subpoena these videos. The deadline for the next action in this case was 7/31, however since that fell on a weekend they have until midnight tonight to issue a response to his lawyer.
In any event, I will keep checking his site in hopes that at least something new will come down the pipes tonight. Feel free to check out the previously posted legal documents if you haven't already.
I just noticed that Sibel Edmonds has posted a letter she recently sent to Thomas Kean of the 9/11 Commission. You may recall that Sibel Edmonds was interviewed by the commission for several hours, but her testimony was nowhere to be found in the final report (that seems to be pretty standard for their report actually).
Unfortunately, I find your report seriously flawed in its failure to address serious intelligence issues that I am aware of, which have been confirmed, and which as a witness to the commission, I made you aware of. Thus, I must assume that other serious issues that I am not aware of were in the same manner omitted from your report. These omissions cast doubt on the validity of your report and therefore on its conclusions and recommendations. Considering what is at stake, our national security, we are entitled to demand answers to unanswered questions, and to ask for clarification of issues that were ignored and/or omitted from the report. I, Sibel Edmonds, a concerned American Citizen, a former FBI translator, a whistleblower, a witness for a United States Congressional investigation, a witness and a plaintiff for the Department of Justice Inspector General investigation, and a witness for your own 9/11 Commission investigation, request your answers to, and your public acknowledgement of, the following questions and issues: