He spoke on the subject of unity in the movements involved in the Truth Emergency Convergence in D.C. and the need to avoid allowing differences of opinion to fracture a group that is unified in its goals.
Like Cindy Sheehan, the "Jersey Girls" are pursuing a precious and rarely seen commodity in the Bush Administration: the truth. Kristen Breitweiser, Mindy Kleinberg, Lorie Van Auken and Patty Casazza have dogged the White House since 9/11, wanting to know the truth about what government errors led to the loss of their husbands in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
When they began their journey, what they didn't know was that the administration that ran its 2000 election on a platform of transparency in government had shut -- tighter than a safe at Fort Knox -- the doors on truth. Of course, when a president and national security adviser receive a briefing paper that tells them Al-Qaeda plans to hijack planes in the United States -- and they both ignore it and do absolutely nothing to prevent the action -- you might say the Jersey Girls had good reason to suspect that they weren't going to hear the full story.
For some reason or another the omission of 'Able Danger' from the 9/11 Commission report is gaining massive media coverage. I find this particularly interesting as the media has not found any of their other ommissions and distortions worth covering, let alone the recent 9/11 Congressional Briefing.
In any event, Daniel Hopsicker, from madcowprod.com, has written a new article in response to the recent articles about 'Able Danger'.
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds is accusing the FBI of covering up improper contacts and financial dealings between certain Turkish nationals and the office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert. We speak with Sibel Edmonds and Vanity Fair journalist David Rose.
truthemergency.us have posted Robert Bowman's speech from the Truth Emergency Convergence held in July. You can find part one and part two here. The first part is not directly related to 9/11, but the second half is. He is an amazing speaker, perhaps due to his military background, and has a way of really stiring up some emotions when he says 'Treason!'. Check the videos out.
SE: The fact that there are no investigations â€“ I will give you an analogy, okay? Say if we decided to have a "war on drugs," but said in the beginning, "right, we're only going to go after the young black guys on the street level." Hey, we already have tens of thousands of them in our jails anyway, why not a few more? But we decided never to go after the middle levels, let alone the top levelsâ€¦
It's like this with the so-called war on terror. We go for the Attas and Hamdis â€“ but never touch the guys on the top.
Been a while since I did a grab bag. Tonight's grab bag is basically a listing of current 9/11 related commentary coming from the mainstream press. It seems as though the 'right' has decided to pick up the discussion of a 9/11 coverup as a way to make it a partisan issue, specifically to blame it squarely on Clinton. Also included are further followup to the recent 'Able Danger' articles, the upcoming National Geographic 9/11 documentary, and an 'Al-Queda militant' who claims he funded and provided visas for 9/11 high-jackers.
Check them out and post some comments.
A Cypriot airliner carrying 121 people crashed north of Athens on Sunday after losing contact with air traffic control minutes before it went down.
A Greek police spokeswoman said there were no immediate reports of survivors.
Two Greek F-16 fighter jets were scrambled after the Helios Airways jet, en route from Larnaca in Cyprus to Prague via Athens, lost contact with the control tower at Athens international airport.
WTC7 collapse foreknowledge on FDNY tapes - Total 911 Info
FIREFIGHTER SCOTT HOLOWACH
A. Yes, Stuyvesant High School, until they figured out, I guess, there was no gas leak or no secondary bomb. Or no bomb. I guess they put the PD in there to search it. They moved us back south. We ended up back up on Vesey Street and West Street and just hanging out until tower 7 came down.
Then we found out, I guess around 3:00 o'clock, that they thought 7 was going to collapse.
Basically, we fell back for 7 to collapse, and then we waited a while and it got a lot more organized, I would guess.
To the Editor:
The recent controversy over Able Danger once again raises questions about the thoroughness of the 9/11 Commission. Among the events they failed to investigate were the multiple war games taking place on 9/11 which interfered with NORAD's and NEAD's ability to respond to the hijackings; the resulting 'chaff' on the radar screens which stymied efforts to recognize hijacked planes; the planes that were sent off at far less than maximum speed, from a relatively inconvenient air base and in the wrong direction; the failure of the Pentagon, the most highly defended building in the world, to defend itself on 9/11. The Commission also failed to follow Rule Number 1 of any investigation: Follow the money. "Ultimately the question is of little practical significance," they said (p. 172.) Their Report, in short, was an all-round failure.
Nafeez Ahmed, author of The War on Truth: 9/11, DIsinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism, Behind the War on Terror and The War on Freedom, is interviewed by 'Newsweek International' editor Fareed Zakaria on his show PBS Foreign Exchange, to be aired within the next few days.
The show has three guests and Nafeez comes in as the third interviewee.
Description on the Foreign Exchange website: "In a new book, 'The War on Truth,' British author Nafeez Ahmed makes the claim that the U.S. and Britain actually increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks because of their foreign policy that protects governments with close ties to terrorist organizations."
A few months ago I had asked for suggestions for this site. A couple that stuck out at the time were adding prominent links to articles which might be good for newcomers to those that question 9/11, and another being ways for people to take action who believe in the cause.
I've been giving some thought as to the best ways that this site can promote activism beyond just listing a calendar of events, occasionally running blogads for important events, and suggesting users email authors of the articles posted here. I think a lot of people who believe in the fight for 9/11 truth spend a lot of time reading articles, watching videos, etc., and while being aware of 9/11 related news is important, what is most important is taking action to bring 9/11 truth to light.
Representative Cynthia McKinney organized a day-long briefing on July 22 to address the 9/11 Commission's Final Report one year later. The event included leading victims' family members, former government and intelligence workers, academics and authors speaking on the flaws and weaknesses of the 9/11 Commission's investigation, assumptions, omissions, conclusions and recommendations. It was filmed in entirety by C-SPAN.
A lot of articles related to the Army Intelligence group 'Able Danger' tracking Atta and others prior to 9/11 were posted while I was out of town. There were so many articles posted that I really can't do much to summarize them, so please check them out and feel free to comment on anything you find in them worth mentioning.
Army Intel Unit Exposes Massive FBI 9.11 Cover-Up - MadCowProd
Must-reads for budding fraudsters - Financial Times
One interesting question remains unanswered: what role did terrorist financing play in the build-up to the attacks of September 11 2001? There are two pieces of evidence on this point. First, during the days immediately prior to 9/11 the volume of put options, investments that pay off only when a stock declines in price, surged in the parent companies of American Airlines and United Airlines. According to a footnote in the 9/11 commission report, this unusual trading had no connection to terrorism.
I mentioned the other day the 9/11 event being organized by Rumsfeld to garner support for the war in Iraq here. There have been a few comments by other bloggers about this event, you can find them below.
Checking the news this morning, I happened to read an article which raised the hairs on the back of my neck. Incensed and incredulous, I scanned each line with steadily rising disgust. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and poking myself with a fork I had handy, I thought, "surely this is a joke."
On Sunday September 11, 2005 we will march from the offices of the New York Times (near Times Square), passing other major media headquarters on the way to a rally and concert at the United Nations. We will demand that the International Criminal Court (ICC) open an immediate investigation into the unsolved crimes of 9/11.
The march may or may not result in an article in the New York Times, but that is hardly the point. The march will be witnessed by many thousands of people in Manhattan and by the hundreds of international journalists who will be in town for that week's General Assembly of the United Nations. And it will galvanize many future actions in defense of truth and justice.
The second reason that America was given before the invasion was that Saddam was the biggest sponsor of world terrorism and he supported Osama Bin Laden! Oh really??? The hijackers were predominantly Saudi Arabian as was Osama (who is still at large, by the way). The theory that Saddam had anything to do with 9/11 was disproven by the 9/11 commission's report. A huge factor in Americans believing all this bull is that our media..the Fourth Estate didn't do any research and expose the lies for what they were: justifications for invading a country that posed no imminent or long-term threat to America.
Dem Bruce Lee Styles sent me a link to a video entitled 'You are being lied to' featuring a bunch of eye witness comments referring to explosions inside of the WTC. I personally hadn't seen quite a few of these clips, so it may be worth checking out.
If anyone has any video editing experience and can normalize the audio for all of the clips in this video it would be much appreciated!
Thierry Meyssan - French Conspiracy Theorist Claims No Plane Hit Pentagon
This was posted to a government site in June, so it is a bit old, but I thought it was worth mentioning for those interested. It comments on Pentagon and WTC 'conspiracy theories'.
In conclusion, Mr. Meyssan's book ignores obvious facts, makes sweeping, totally unfounded allegations, and employs spurious logic to try to explain away facts that he apparently finds inconvenient. As the French newspaper Liberation said, the book is "a tissue of wild and irresponsible allegations, entirely without foundation."
The Pentagon would hold a massive march and country music concert to mark the fourth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an announcement tucked into an Iraq war briefing today.
"This year the Department of Defence will initiate an America Supports Your Freedom Walk," Rumsfeld said, adding that the march would remind people of "the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation".