Pakistan bribed 9/11 commission

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Pakistan gave tens of thousands of dollars through its lobbyists in the United States to members of the 9/11 inquiry commission to convince them to drop anti-Pakistan findings from the report, according to Islamabad daily The Friday Times (TFT). The news report said this was disclosed by Foreign Office officials to the Public Accounts Committee at a secret meeting held last Tuesday.

The final 9/11 commission report only mentioned that “The country’s vast unpoliced regions make Pakistan attractive to extremists seeking refuge … Almost all the 9/11 attackers travelled the north-south nexus of Kandahar–Quetta–Karachi.” It recommended that the US should help President Pervez Musharraf with a comprehensive aid effort for Pakistan.

Now Pakistan Foreign Ministry sources have reportedly told TFT that the 9/11 commission left out information damaging to Pakistan from its report after commission members were paid to do so. The TFT story cites Foreign Ministry sources as saying “dramatic changes” were made in the final draft of the report after a meeting between lobbyists and Commission members.

The story emerged after the Pakistan Public Accounts Committee grilled Foreign Ministry officials about millions of dollars given to lobbyists for unknown reasons.

The Foreign Office has defended the decision to hire lobbyists in the US, saying — rightly — that it is a common practice.

Also, just finished watching this video and its really good. Its nothing most of us haven't seen before, but put together in a good way for opening up new eyes:

Paradox and paranoia in the

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I know I posted this 5 days

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Who was bribed to create

Who was bribed to create Mark Bingham?

Richard Armitage May Come

ARecon: Great point about

ARecon: Great point about the creation date of Mark Bingham's memorial website!

Among the ongoing horror, chaos, turmoil, & unanswered questions of the 9/11/01 attacks, on 9/12/01, who the hell would have presence of mind to think: "Gee, I should setup a memorial website for Mark today."???

My latest entry on

Has this bribery thing been

Has this bribery thing been covered by U.S. newspapers?

Not to my knowledge. Not

Not to my knowledge. Not yet...


Here's the original story as

Here's the original story as it appeared in the Friday Times...

Here's someone's blog on it..

New Harvard Study Talks

New Harvard Study Talks About Links Between Israel And The Bush Administration

"The situation is even more pronounced in the Bush Administration, whose ranks include fervently pro-Israel individuals like Elliot Abrams, John Bolton, Douglas Feith, I. Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and David Wurmser. As we shall see, these officials consistently pushed for policies favored by Israel and backed by organizations in the Lobby."

Jon, pretty entertaining

Jon, pretty entertaining diary on DKos. I don't remember my login anymore (was turned off by some on DKos a while ago), but I noticed this comment:

"Amazing. 2006 and we are turning into the USSR."

Speaking as someone who grew up in the USSR - not quite. In the USSR, the vast majority of the populatin knew quite well that our government was full of shit. Not the case here.

Thanks... that one is

Thanks... that one is apparently getting some recommendations... I guess that's for the front page. I hope it gets there. That would be cool.

'Nother DKos blog: Nutty

'Nother DKos blog:

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Jon's favorite friend Mia is there already...

9/11 families decry secrecy

9/11 families decry secrecy at TSA:

Sorry if repost.

“The materials we’re requesting deal with pre-9/11 security procedures that have changed, making them of no use to would-be terrorists. Some aired on national television and were published in newspapers. TSA’s only conceivable motive is avoiding embarrassment or protecting the airlines.”

I knew a Mia once...a pretty

I knew a Mia once...a pretty liberal girl that turned very conservative after 9/11 - though I think the change started earlier.

I wondered briefly if the

I wondered briefly if the bribery thing was another red herring, made to reinforce the original story of the Muslim hijackers, but I guess not... also because the U.S. papers have not touched upon it.

So, can they simply ignore it?

If it gets covered in an

If it gets covered in an American news outlet (which I doubt), it will run for a few days, maybe get a statement from Lee Hamilton saying how "preposterous" the accusation is, and that would be the end of it.