I've been pretty busy down here in Baton Rouge but have been trying to maintain my usual website monitoring. A lot has been said, and will be said, about how the disaster in New Orleans directly relates to 9/11, from the lack of preparation, to the lack of response, etc.
In any event, I am getting ready to go to NY for 9/11 to attend a few events. I just got word that David Ray Griffin will be giving a talk at Grace Cathedral on 9/11 in NY. Hopefully I will find out the exact times soon.
I am a newbie to NY, so if anyone can provide suggestions on where to stay cheap, the best ways to get around, and the best airport to fly into it would be much appreciated. I plan on at the very least attending the 9/11 memorial at ground zero and attending Griffin's speech as well.
A month or two back Michael Ruppert mentioned that Al-Jazeera would be running a series on 9/11 on this years anniversary. I haven't been able to track down the exact dates and times, and I am not sure what opportunities we might have here in the U.S. to watch it either.
In any event, the Times Online mentioned the upcoming series in the following article:
CIA videos reveal the missed chances to kill Bin Laden
Previously unseen footage of Osama Bin Laden taken by a CIA spy drone reveals how close the Americans came to killing the Al-Qaeda leader two years before the September 11 attacks.
I've gotten a bunch of emails from people out there spreading DVDs and a couple of them came in this week which I thought were inventive ways to spread information. Perhaps these will give others ideas as well.
This one involves spreading the word on Halloween:
Scary Holiday for 9/11 Perpetrators
Hey all, less than two months until Halloween, hard to believe, but it will be upon us before we know it.
When the little kiddies come knocking on our doors this year looking for goodies, lets give the adults a treat too, something in the form of 9/11 Truth. Maybe it will be a flyer, maybe a CD filled with audio and video, or maybe even stickers or badges that say 911=Inside Job. When the parents search through their children's haul that night, they will be in for quite a surprise.
Got the following email about an upcoming event on 9/9 in Madison, WI.
2nd Annual Marathon 9/11 Truth Teach-In
U.W.-Madison Library Mall, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday 9/9/2005
Madison, WI â€”MUJCA-NET (the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth) is pleased to sponsor the second annual Marathon 9/11 Truth Teach-In this Friday, September 9th, on Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Since the first teach-in last year, tremendous progress has been made in publicizing the now-indisputable fact that the 9/11 Commission Report was a massive whitewash. David Griffinâ€™s book The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions has conclusively proven that the Kean-Zelikow report is, as Griffin puts it, â€œa 567-page lie,â€ and that the most plausible motive for the reportâ€™s demonstrably preposterous lies was an effort to cover up â€œhigh crimes in the highest places.â€ Harperâ€™s magazine, in its cover story â€œWhitewashâ€ last fall, made the same point, and a growing list of academics, historians, and ex-top US officials have openly charged the Bush administration with 9/11 treason. The Bush Administrationâ€™s top economist in the Department of Labor, Morgan Reynolds, resigned last year and wrote a blistering article marshalling the evidence that the three World Trade Center buildings were destroyed in controlled demolitions with explosives in an â€œinside-jobâ€ scenario. Reynoldsâ€™ charges were supported by Paul Craig Roberts, a former high-level Reagan Administration official who is listed by Whoâ€™s Who as one of Americaâ€™s 200 most influential political thinkers. And former high-level CIA official Ray McGovernâ€”who, like Reynolds and Roberts, is a Republicanâ€”also finally â€œcame outâ€ as a 9/11 truth supporter, crediting his conversion to David Griffinâ€™s books.
WBAI in New York City hosted several 9/11 skeptics on their show 'Talk Back!' on August 31st. Their guests included David Ray Griffin, Col. Robert Bowman, Peter Phillips, and Carol Brouillet, and is available to download in their archive here.
You can also directly download the MP3 here. Apparently the show got lots of calls from people interested in the subject, which is definitely good news!
Thanks to Questioning the War on Terrorism for the heads up!
By allowing the attacks to happen â€” or in the case of the most extreme theories, by organising them under a â€œfalse flagâ€ â€” the military-industrial complex in America, headed by Dick Cheney and his neocon supporters in the Project for a New American Century, guaranteed that America would stay at war and that profits would stay high. Supporters of this and similar theories point to previous occasions where America has invented incidents to justify continuing hostilities, such as during the Spanish-American conflict or the Gulf of Tonkin incident in the Vietnam war.
Welp, you knew it had to happen. I've been wanting some new shirts to wear, and figured the best shirts I could wear would be those that spread the word about 9/11. Most of the shirts are being sold as cheap as I can, but a few have a noted donation attached to the price. While the prices are a bit high after shipping that is because these aren't being made in bulk, but rather when you order.
I have a few designs available as well as a few 'quote' shirts. I will be adding new designs as time goes on, and I want to hear some feedback. If you have any 'quote' shirts you would like to see, or any other requests please email me by clicking 'Suggestions?' under the shop banner on the left panel.
There are a few articles that definately demand checking out, so here is a grab bag to keep you busy.
We know that 9/11, regardless of the degree of complicity you believe the Bush Administration was guilty of, was seized on by Bush&Co. as the event that would be used to justify all that would follow domestically and in foreign/military affairs. The evidence indicates that, at the least, the highest circles in the White House knew a spectacular attack was in the works in the days and weeks preceeding 9/11 -- warnings were coming into the White House from a host of foreign leaders and intelligence agencies -- but chose to do nothing, presumably to make use of those events in the service of their hidden agenda.
Lots of stuff going on out there on the west coast. They will be debuting 'Behind Every Terrorist there is a Bush' as well as showing a bunch of videos. I will still be in NY for 9/11, but I hope some of you out there will attend these events and report back.
Congressman Curt Weldon (R - Pennsylvania) gave another exclusive interview to Dom Giordano this evening (Monday) and broke the news that he will be giving a speech on September 8th (next Monday) during which he will present yet another 'Able Danger' witness. This new witness will attest (and will swear under oath when called) that he was "ordered to destroy records" relating to the 'Able Danger' program.
George Tenet will not let himself become the "fall guy" for 9/11 intelligence failures, according to a former intelligence officer and a source friendly to Mr. Tenet, the conservative Washington Times asserted Thursday.
"The report, delivered to Congress this week, recommends punitive sanctions for Mr. Tenet, former Deputy Director of Operations James L. Pavitt and former counter-terrorist center head J. Cofer Black," Roberts writes. "Mr. Tenet's response to the report is a 20-page, tightly knitted rebuttal of responsibility prepared with the aid of a lawyer, according to the friendly source."
A year ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed to study how New Orleans could be protected from a catastrophic hurricane, but the Bush administration ordered that the research not be undertaken. After a flood killed six people in 1995, Congress created the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, in which the Corps of Engineers strengthened and renovated levees and pumping stations. In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City. But by 2003 the federal funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it was drained into the Iraq war. In 2004, the Bush administration cut the Corps of Engineers' request for holding back the waters of New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent. Additional cuts at the beginning of this year (for a total reduction in funding of 44.2 percent since 2001) forced the Corps to impose a hiring freeze. The Senate had debated adding funds for fixing New Orleans levees, but it was too late.
What was meant to be a quick trip to Atlanta turned into a much longer absence. Basically I was leaving Baton Rouge to go to Atlanta on Friday, and was to return on Sunday. I finally made it back today (Wednesday).
For anyone interested, there was no damage to any of my personal property, and everything is in the same working order as it was when I left. On the other hand, the city of Baton Rouge (where I am) is in disarray from hour long lines for gas to large amounts of homeless being bused in from what used to be the largest city in Louisiana, New Orleans.
I am very thankful to be safe myself, but I am also very concerned as to the impact that will be felt throughout the state from this massive hurricane.
9/11 Accusations Fly Within CIA - CBS News
CIA Director Porter Goss must decide whether to heed the recommendation of his top watchdog to hold disciplinary reviews for current and former officials who were involved in faulty intelligence efforts before the Sept. 11 attacks.
But CBS News has learned that all of the former top CIA officials singled out in the inspector general's report have already filed strong rebuttals to the agency.
The officials named in the report â€” including former CIA Director George Tenet â€” view the inspector general's report as "wrongheaded and wildly off the mark," a former intelligence official told CBS News correspondent Peter Maer.
Getting Agnostic About 9/11 - A society of nonbelievers questions the official version
All I can say is wow, someone in the media finally has the balls to bring to light the flaws in the official story of 9/11. The article features a brief introduction followed by a great interview with David Ray Griffin, be sure to read the whole thing.
Anyone who types the words "9/11" and "conspiracy" into an online search engine soon learns that not everybody buys the official narrative of what took place on Sept. 11, 2001. As a professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology, 66-year-old David Ray Griffin would seem to have more affinity for leather elbow patches than tin hats, yet after friends and colleagues prodded him into sifting through the evidence, he experienced a conversion. Now he's spreading the bad news. Griffin compiled a summary of material arguing against the accepted story that 19 hijackers sent by Osama bin Laden took the aviation system and the U.S. military by surprise that awful day in his 2004 book "The New Pearl Harbor" (published by Interlink, a Massachusetts-based independent publisher covering areas including travel, cooking, world fiction, current events, politics, children's literature and other subjects). He recently followed up with the book "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions" (Interlink), a critique of the Kean commission document in which he suggests that a chunk of the blame for the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil lies closer to home than the caves of Afghanistan. We contacted him at his Santa Barbara-area home for a report on his journey from mild-mannered scholar to doubting Thomas.
Intel agents Tony Shaffer and Scott Philpott have confirmed Rep. Weldon's claims that a chart with Atta's face, soon the photos of 3 other members of the 9-11 terror team, were known to DIA team Able Danger by early 2000.
This diary will show that Pete Schoomaker and Philip Zelikow are two of the main Perpetraitors in this scandal, that they deliberately withheld information from the President of the United States that would have prevented 9/11, that they and their neo-con rulers Let It Happen On Purpose.
I am pleased to announce that Colorado 9-11 Visibility will be holding a Rally For The Truth on Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Boulder Colorado, across from the Boulder County Courthouse (between 13th and 14th streets and on the south side of Spruce facing the Pearl Street Mall). This is without a doubt, the most important day of the year for those of us seeking the truth about 9-11 and we're taking it to the streets! Please join us in attendance to honor those killed on that day and to demand a real investigation into the crimes of 9-11.
Statement of September 11th Advocates
For Immediate Release -- August 25, 2005
We are deeply disturbed to learn that an investigation of the CIA, conducted at the direction of the Joint House and Senate Congressional Intelligence Committees in 2002, will not be declassified and released as soon as possible.
This report presumably discusses failures within the CIA and identifies performance deficiencies among high-ranking CIA officials. The findings in this report must be shared with all members of Congress and with the American public to ensure that the problems identified are addressed and corrected, thus moving to restore faith in this agency.
William Rodriguez, a 9-11 Survivor - The Conservative Voice
A press release was sent to all of the print media in the Chicago area about a month in advance of this event. There was a very tiny isolated notice about the event in one of the Chicago papers. Surely the local newspapers would wish to interview the participants on such an important subject as 9-11. But, only one Hispanic television station sent a journalist and a camera. So we must assume that the other Chicago news organizations have already determined exactly what they desire their readers to believe about 9-11. Let's not deviate from the government version and confuse people with the truth!
Great new cartoon I came across today on Cagle's Political Cartoons. Who wants to guess how long before the Bush administration starts accussing decenting Americans of having forgotten about 9/11?
Weird how Bush didn't carry the very state in which 9/11 occurred in the 2004 election, I guess they have all forgotten about 9/11 too. Funny how that works.
truthemergency.us has just posted a few videos that are worth checking out. Griffin does a great speech on Iraq, 9/11, and how theology lies with the actions of the Bush administration, while Jenna Orkin discusses the environmental disaster which occurred on 9/11.
I really hate to do this, but quite simply I cannot catch up on the articles which came out while I was gone quick enough. I have more stuff than I can go through right now, so instead of gradually posting and commenting on articles over the next week I am going to just dump a load of recent 9/11 related articles in this post vacation grab bag.
- 9/11 Widows Further 9/11 Commission "Mistakes" - 9/11 Citizens Watch
- U of O professor accused of hosting anti-Semitic website - Group files complaint over 'wild theories' that blame Jews for 9/11 - Canada.com
- Errors of Commission - The hijacking of the probe into the 9-11 hijackers - Village Voice
- Rice aide hid disbandment of Atta's trackers from 9/11 report - Daily Kos
- 9/11: The spinning of the smoking guns - GlobalResearch.ca
- Mohamed Atta Senior in U.S. Two Weeks Before 9.11 Attack - Mad Cow Productions
- CIA Report on 9/11 Is Complete - Inspector General's Findings Have Yet to Reach Congress - Washington Post
- Kristen Breitweiser - Enabling Danger (part one) - Huffington Post
- The 9/11 Omission Commission & the Lapdog Press - NowPublic.com
- Radiation Expert Claims High-Radiation Readings Near Pentagon After 9/11 Indicate Depleted Uranium Used; High-Ranking Army Officer Claims Missile Used at Pentagon, Not Commercial Airliner - Arctic Beacon
- Jason Leopold: President Bush's Big Secret - Scoop
- William Fisher - State Secrets? - UQ Wire (Sibel Edmonds Related)
- Summit leader's 9/11 'plot' theory - The Australian
- Bin Laden was not capable of carrying out 9/11 attacks: Qazi - Geo.tv