A Bunch of Evening Links + Open Thread

Kimmel grandson draws parallels between 9-11, attack on Pearl Harbor

The eldest grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel will come to Henderson on Friday to draw parallels between what happened at the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, and the Pearl Harbor attack that ended in disgrace for the career of the commander of the Pacific Fleet.
"This is an important matter of national honor," said Kimmel, 61, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired agent of the FBI. "It's not individual honor or family honor. There are interesting parallels between the 9-11 attack and Pearl Harbor."

"The parallel is frightening," he told Fred L. Schultz of "Naval History" last year. "By declining to determine true accountability for the disaster at Pearl Harbor, an entire parade of administrations may have laid the groundwork for the success of the 9-11 attack. And now, those same dynamics, which block accountability for the 9-11 disaster, may unwittingly lay the foundation for the next attack."

Star Wars III: Crisis in America - Hollywood Strikes Back Rolls Out Big-Budget 9/11 Truth Movie.

It seems that the critics are all but ignoring the obvious 9/11 parallels.

This film very clearly depicts an attack upon the Republic by a splinter group within the government, upon orders by the Chancellor. Yes, it is an inside job.

After this attack, and with the Jedi Knight’s enclave still burning in the distant horizon of the Republic’s capital, the Chancellor convenes an emergency session of the Senate, which seems eerily similar to Bush’s post-9/11 address to Congress, in which he vows to tirelessly hunt down the culprits, and speaks of the need for empire - as a means towards an end as a means towards attaining Freedom and Security.

But, or course, the real culprits have the reigns of power. And the critics will not touch it. As always, it is left the the American public to connect the dots.

Press Release from NIST.gov (can't find direct link)

NIST to Release Draft Report and Recommendations from Its Investigation of the World Trade Center Towers Collapses Agency Will Hold Press and Public Briefings in New York City on June 23
The towers report consists of 43 individual documents (15 of which were released in April) and some 10,000 pages. A separate draft report on the collapse of WTC 7 (a 47-story building that fell after the WTC towers) will be released for public comment at a later date.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 (Times are Eastern Daylight Time)

Press Briefing 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Public Briefing 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

A question-and-answer period will immediately follow both briefings. A limited availability for press interviews with WTC Lead Investigator Shyam Sunder is planned after the media Q&As are completed in the morning.


The Marriott New York Financial Center Hotel
Grand Ballroom, Third Floor
85 West St.
New York, N.Y.


Media planning to attend the briefing should register by Monday, June 20, 2005, at 5 p.m. EDT, by calling (301) 975-2762 or by sending an e-mail to media@nist.gov

For security reasons, all media-including production crew members-must have proper credentials (a news media badge with photo or a photo ID with a business card) to enter the briefing room.

WTC 7 Smoke & Mirrors On 9/11

PAX - Lie Detector - Episode 112 - Tuesday, May 24th, 8/7c
(previous articles)

Timothy McNiven says he was part of a 1976 US Congressional commissioned military study that asked him and others to come up with counter measures for very specific scenario: What would happen if a plane were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center? He claims Congress knew about the study and could have prevented the 9/11 tragedy had they paid attention to the commission’s findings. In other stories, a man claims a case of mistaken identity led to his wrongful arrested for D.U.I., and a 24-year-old woman tries to find out if her longtime companion of 10 years ever plans to marry her!

FBI's 9/11 Whistleblower Mulls Congressional Bid
kindof odd how it labels her as if she is the only whistleblower.. i guess they dont know about Sibel Edmonds..

Coleen Rowley had criticized the agency for ignoring her pleas to investigate terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui more aggressively in the weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Rowley retired from the FBI last year. She said she'll decide by next month whether to run as a Democrat in next year's election.

this is an open thread, so feel free to comment, or post any links you would like.. also, if anyone can record the 'Lie Detector' show on PAX, mentioned above, i would be willing to host it.

EDIT: btw, all previous comments are back after about 2hrs of work..