WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”On the first anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report, family members and experts challenged its veracity and comprehensiveness at hearings convened by Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) on July 22.
Congresswoman McKinney set the tone by reminding the assembled citizens and media in the stately Cannon Office Building hearing room of administrationâ€™s opposition to the commission, of the conflicts of interest among its members and of the omissions in the report. Many of the alleged hijackers are alive in Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt, she said, yet the report failed to mention this. She lamented that the report did not cover the final $100,000 payment to hijacker Mohamed Atta from Saeed Sheikh or Bin Ladenâ€™s connection with the mujaheddin. Much â€œinconvenient informationâ€ was left out of the report, she said. Co-chair the 9/11 Family Steering Committee, Lorie Van Auken, whose husband died in the World Trade Center, shattered the notion that the report is an accurate account by presenting numerous cases where it is suspect, such as the three-minute discrepancy with the seismic record of the flight 93 crash and the failure to investigate the claim by the administration spokesman that there were no warnings when in fact there were many. The report somehow skipped over the FBIâ€™s thwarting of a request to search Zacorais Moussaouiâ€™s computer by editing the request and finally blocking it. According to Van Auken, the so-called Reno Wall excuse for this was unjustified and an FBI lawyer who looked into the affair had never seen a refusal for a search request such as this. Moreover, the FBI official responsible for blocking the request, David Frasca, was rewarded with a promotion and large financial bonus.
Just uploaded a new track entitled 'You Lied' from 'Away With the Fairys'. It is a 7+ minute song that covers a bunch of subjects including 9/11. It is quite an impressive song. You can check out the lyrics here, and you can download the MP3 in the topic linked above. Definitely worth the listen.
The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing--that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack--but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.
Complete 911 Timeline: Military exercises up to 9/11
Paul Thompson has updated his 9/11 timeline. His newest update is about 9/11 related military exercises. This update provides extensive coverage of events prior to 9/11 involving aircraft being used as weapons as well as the wargames of 9/11.
Between 1991 and 2001: NORAD Exercise Simulates Crash into Famous US Building (WTC)
Between October 24 and 28, 2000: Military Holds Exercise Rehearsing Response to a Plane Crash at the Pentagon
Letters | ROVE OPENED PANDORA'S BOX ON CAUSES OF 9/11 - Philadelphia Daily News
KARL ROVE did a dumb thing when he recently said that Democrats wanted to provide therapy and understanding to the 9/11 "attackers" while Republicans prepared for war. His ignorant, smoke-screen remark has allowed the book of "Official Story of the Sept. 11 Attacks" to be reopened.
Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to remain at Booker Elementary? There was an airport five miles from the school; did they just join hands and pray that no plane was hijacked from there?
Remember the "Jersey Girls?" That's a phrase we haven't heard in a while, a reference to several New Jersey-based widows who lost their husbands in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. They were ordinary apolitical suburbanites, mostly with Republican leanings, who did an extraordinary thing in questioning the Administration's version of the attack and demanding that their government do so as well.
Its now been a year since that Commission finally led by former Republican New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, and co-chaired by former Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton, published its best-selling and novel-like report offering up an official conspiracy theory naming the Osama bin Laden run Al Qaeda as the solo perpetrators.
House Hearing on anniversary of 911 Report - Wayne Madsen
House Hearing on anniversary of 911 Report -- Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) chaired a 9-hour hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on the anniversary of the release of the widely-criticized 911 Commission Report. Witnesses, including 911 family members, former intelligence officers, former diplomats, politicians, academicians, and legal experts were uniform in their contention that the 911 Commission was deeply flawed and its report failed to address why 911 occurred. A number of the Commission members had major conflicts of interest. The Executive Staff Director Phillip Zelikow is a long-time Republican activist with close ties to Condoleezza Rice and the right-wing funded Miller Institute. The Commission was also criticized for focusing more on increased authorities for intelligence and law enforcement and intelligence restructuring than on the events of 911 and past U.S. policy in the Middle East and South Asia that led up to the 911 attacks.
Unanswered Questions of 9/11
This is a very lengthy article covering a bunch of different topics, here is a listing:
- 9/11 Pre-Warnings by Jessica Frioland
- The Building 7 Collapse Mystery By Josh Parrish
- Concerns About Flight 77 and the Pentagon By Bridget Thornton
- Rumors of Israeli Involvement in 9/11 By Brooke Finley
- Unanswered Questions about the Put-options and 9/11 By Ambrosia Pardue
- The 9/11 War Games By Rebekah Cohen
- Atta and the $100,000 By Rebekah Cohen and Ambrosia Pardue
- Some 9/11 Terrorists Still Alive? And Other Troubling Inaccuracies By Chris Kyle
- The Democratic Party, Like The Republican Party and The Media, Covered Up The Deep Complicity In The 9/11/01 Attack By Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Myers By John B. Massen, Guest Writer â€” Summary Analysis
I get lots of email from people who want me to post articles that are not directly related to 9/11. A lot of these emails are quite valid, and important, but I do not feel they should be a part of this site's articles. I do however think having open threads for these issues is very valid.
Feel free to post information and links related to what you think is important now, no matter how it might, or might not, be tied to 9/11.
There seems to be no set criteria for dismissing information as a foolish conspiracy theory. The only prerequisite for information to be so categorize seems to be the desire to reject it. The reason for the rejection does not seem to matter. It appears that anything people do not want to believe is simply set aside as not believable.
It's time to put an end to this nonsense once and for all. It's also time dispense with the name calling and understand the dynamics of what is happening when new information is rejected. We have to deal with the resistance to any tampering with accepted "truths." And we have to find ways to convince people to seriously consider the new information, new discoveries if you will - that so many refuse, under any circumstances, to acknowledge.
Just noticed that innworldreport.net has posted their latest show. It contains a segment on the 9/11 Congressional Briefing - The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later.
You can find the link to the video on their front page, or you can directly download the flash file here (SWF 70mb).
This is just a highlight video, not the whole thing.
EDIT: the video freezes during Paul Thompson's segment, but the audio continues. I have contacted INN to see if I might be able to get a copy of the whole thing, keep your fingers crossed.
SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS at American University
There are some interesting 9/11 related workshops tommorrow in D.C. at American University. Here is a quick listing, check out the link above for more details.
Physics, Common Sense & the Collapse of the WTC Towers
Led by Jim Hoffman of wtc7.net et al.
Bootstrapping Criminal Investigations of Unsolved 9/11 Crimes with Attorney General Complaints and Fraud Charges against the 9/11 Commission
Led by 9/11 researcher Nicholas Levis and New York attorney Robert Stone, Esq.
Just got word from Jonathan Gold on the events going on today in D.C. as part of the D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence.
He said he was given a free copy of David Ray Griffin's The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions signed by Griffin, Ray McGovern, and Paul Thompson.
He said the events in D.C. were going very well and that there were tons of presenters presenting today. He also gave word that there would be a march today from the New York Times office to the U.N. this afternoon.
Washington - Revisiting the issue that helped spur her ouster from Congress three years ago, Rep. Cynthia McÃ‚ÂKinney led a Capitol Hill hearing Friday on whether the Bush administration was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The eight-hour hearing, timed to mark the first anniversary of the release of the Sept. 11 commission's report on the attacks, drew dozens of contrarians and conspiracy theorists who suggest President Bush purposely ignored warnings or may even have had a hand in the attack - claims participants said the commission ignored.
Today marked the one year anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. As such two major events occurred today focused on the discussion of 9/11.
The first of these events was a day long congressional hearing hosted by Rep. Cynthia McKinney. Entitled The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later: A Citizens' Response - Did They Get It Right?, this event hosted many family members of those that died on 9/11 as well as research experts who have struggled to find the truth surrounding the events of 9/11.
Forwarded upon request of the office of Congresswoman McKinney (D-GA)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[please see earlier press releases from Rep. McKinney office posted at http://www.911citizenswatch.org]
Contact: Seema or Adrienne 202-225-1605
Congressional Briefing on 9/11 to Air on Web, TV and Radio For the World to Hear
- Reps. Cynthia McKinney (GA) and RaÃºl Grijalva (AZ) to host
Title: â€˜The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later - A Citizensâ€™ Response - Did They Get It Right?â€™
What: Congressional Briefing for Members of Congress and their staffs to hear testimony from family members and experts appraising the 9/11 Commission Report.
Today will be a busy day. From the Congressional Briefing: The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later being presented by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and Rep. RaÃºl Grijalva (D-AZ), to the National Press Club - "The Failure of the 9/11 Commission Report and the Mainstream Media's Disregard" being presented by The Jersey Girls, to the overall 3 day D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence, and Paul Thompson's appearance on the Randi Rhodes Show.
I hope others out there are spending this evening contacting their representatives and members of the media encouraging them to attend or cover the events tomorrow and this weekend.
I am sending out emails to the media and to congressional representatives, if you wish to join in check out the comments, I will post what I will be sending as I go. You should be able to find a wealth of email addresses or fax numbers with a few quick searches.
Press Release (7/19/05)
Contact: John Judge, staff assistant 202-225-1605
The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later: Did They Get It Right?
9/11 Families, Government Workers and Scholars Respond
On July 22, 2005, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and Rep. RaÃºl Grijalva (D-AZ) will host a full-day briefing for Members of Congress and their staff in the Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building, Room 345, Independence Ave. & First Street SE, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.