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:
Just noticed that blogcritics.org has posted a story entitled The Reichstag Fire, 9/11, and Anthrax on their front page. Be sure to check it out, thank them for spreading the word, and add some good comments.
9/11 was an extremely pivotal event in the establishment of a Neoconservative America. It started one morning when four (4) planes were hijacked..... And from all accounts, it was an open and shut case. Although there was no 'half-naked person cowering behind the wreckage,' like the Reichstag's Van der Lubbe, there was, within a few days following the hijackings, amazingly detailed dossiers on each of the hijackers. Luckily, each of the hijackers left copies of the Koran, box cutters, and aircraft piloting manuals in the trunk of their rental cars parked at the airport. But even more amazing, on September 12, Senator Orrin Hatch said "the US was monitoring bin Laden supporters and overheard them discussing the attack." (Somehow, this little tidbit has always been lost in the shuffle. I wonder 'why'?).
I noticed that the owner of 911research.wtc7.net posted a comment about the deadline for submitting comments on the NIST report. The deadline of August 5th is rapidly approaching so if you have anything to submit get to it!
Also, it may be worth going through 911research.wtc7.net if you haven't recently. I have noticed their version number has been updated several times over the last week, so I am assuming they have updated some of their stuff.
Bush should be impeached - Herald Bulletin
A few days before 9/11, Bush received an urgent memo from George Tenet. It stated that there was an imminent danger of a terrorist attack in the U.S. by hijacking airplanes. Bush said, since it did not give a specific day, time or location, there was nothing he could do. So, he took a vacation. You notice he was out of Washington on 9/11. Than, after 9/11, he did not want an investigation of the fact. I wonder why? Then, after the 9/11 Commission whitewashed him, he was all
Plans for recording the video of his speech fell through. I tried recording it myself, but the reception from my tv tuner card was too horrible to share. In any event, the audio download should be good enough.
Here was the description for this event:
The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation, and the Anatomy of Terrorism
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Description: Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed outlines the relationship between the West and radical Muslim groups like the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) in Algeria, and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in Serbia. Mr. Ahmed says that these groups, parts of which are now affiliated with Al Qaeda, were used by the United States and Britain to further Western political and economic goals. He argues that a more complete investigation of this relationship is necessary to understand what happened on 9/11. Mr. Ahmed also talks about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1996 British attempt to assassinate Libya's Muammar Gaddafi in this light. This talk, held at American University in Washington, DC, was organized by the DC Emergency Truth Convergence (www.truthemergency.us). Includes Q&A.
I have to marvel at how the corporate media, and the various government and quasi-government bodies that investigated or are investigating 9-11, have ignored curious things involving the Bush family.
The one that has me most stunned right now is the information dug up and actually published (in the Prince George's Journal of Prince George, MD) way back on Feb. 4, 2003, reporting that George Bush's obscure youngest brother Marvin was on the board of directors of a company called Securacom (now changed to Stratesec) that was responsible for providing "electronic security" to the World Trade Center right up to 9/11/2001.
Deep Politics: Drugs, Oil, Covert Operations and Terrorism, A briefing for Congressional staff
by Peter Dale Scott
The American people have been seriously misled about the origins of the al Qaeda movement blamed for the 9/11 attacks, just as they have been seriously misled about the reasons for Americaâ€™s invasion of Iraq.
The truth is that for at least two decades the United States has engaged in energetic covert programs to secure U.S. control over the Persian Gulf, and also to open up Central Asia for development by U.S. oil companies. Americans were eager to gain access to the petroleum reserves of the Caspian Basin, which at that time were still estimated to be â€œthe largest known reserves of unexploited fuel in the planet.â€
Address given at the National Press Club
July 22, 2005
After the attacks of 9/11, I accepted the blowback thesis, according to which the attacks were payback for US foreign policy. About a year later, a colleague suggested that the attacks were orchestrated by our own government. My response was that I didnâ€™t think the Bush administration---even the Bush administration---would do such a thing. A few months later, another colleague suggested that I look at a website containing the massive 9/11 timeline created by Paul Thompson. This timeline, I found, contained an enormous number of reports, all from mainstream sources, that contradicted the official account. This started a process that led me to publish The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, which summarized much of the evidence that had been discovered by previous researchers---evidence, I concluded, that provided a "strong prima facie case for official complicity."
Being The Media Saturday Nights! (7p-11p ET, 4p-8p PT)
Another rockin' BRAD SHOW set to roll this Saturday Night LIVE! Spread the word! And don't miss it! Or else!
GUESTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK...
- COLEEN ROWLEY, The FBI's original 9/11 whistleblower now running for U.S. Congress in Minnesota
- JIM MARCH of Black Box Voting on his felony arrest during San Diego Mayoral vote tallying and California's rejection of Diebold!!
- MARSHA WALKER, Mother with two kids fighting in Iraq, told to "Fuck Off" by "Blue Star" parents group for objecting to war. As reported by RAW STORY.
- BETTY SCHROEDER of the "Tuscon Raging Grannies" on being arrested for trying to enlist!
- CARL CONETTA of Project on Defense Alternatives' "400 Days and Out of Iraq" initiative.
Be sure to check it out!
The folks over at truthemergency.us have announced that they will be holding another weekend long Emergency Truth Convergence in Kansas City either Oct. 7-9 or Oct. 14-16.
Check out their site for more details as they come.
The project - which has never been formally announced by ABC and will air no sooner than January 2006 - stars Harvey Keitel as John O'Neill, the FBI agent who hunted Al Qaeda for years and was killed in the attacks while working as head of security for the World Trade Center.
It is the first big Hollywood project to deal with the attacks and is based on the best-selling "9/11 Commission Report", with former N.J. Governor and commission chairman Thomas Kean and other members of the panel serving as consultants.