Thomas Kean, 9/11 Commission Chairman, Gets Confronted

Chairman of 9/11 Whitewash Commission sets stage for Al Qaeda Nuke Attack -

The press conference before the speech was turned out to be a great opportunity, because literally half of the questions were hostile, and I was able to ask Mr. Kean a question about why the 9/11 Commission, on page 172 of their report, stated that the question of who bankrolled the September 11th attacks was "of little practical significance." He replied that the job cost so little money and that it was too hard to trace. So I got from Mr. Kean an admission that following the money trail in a crime that took the lives of 3000 people was "of little practical significance" because it only cost about $166 per murder and was too much of a bother to pursue. This was an astonishing red flag screaming "cover-up".

I also asked him why there is not even one word about the mysterious collapse of World Trade Center building 7 in the 9/11 Commission Report. I basically read him the riot act on building plane it it, perfectly symmetrical collapse, the FEMA report not matching Larry Silverstein's "admission" that he and the New York Fire Department control demolished it on the spur of the moment and forgot to tell anyone about it, the video evidence of explosive charges going off, the molten metal found in the basement...and Mr. Kean blew off the question! He claimed he saw no evidence of what I was saying, and said it was not part of his report. I thought to myself, "for a guy supposed to be in charge of the whole inquiry, he sure seems blissfully ignorant of the facts". A vision of the "see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" monkeys popped into my head.

In his speech to the throngs of students, Mr. Kean kept stressing his biggest fear...that the terrorists would smuggle a nuke into this country and set it off. He recommended biometric ID cards for everyone! I thought about the Bush Administration pushing to let the Communist Chinese screen cargo coming through Panama ports, to make sure no nukes get in. The hypocrisy was almost unbearable. It is the same tired old mantra..."give up your freedom or the boogey man will get you". Mr. Kean's admissions that he is not interested in following the money trail, and that the controlled demolition of building 7 is unimportant are ample proof that 9/11 was an inside job, Kean was hired to pull the wool over the eyes of the sheep, and if we give up our liberty to these people, we will never get it back.

In the link above is a video clip of the question answer section, parts of his speech, and 9/11 activists which came to the appearance in protest. The video clip itself is a major piece of evidence for the incompetence/complicity of the 9/11 Commission chairman.

In it he makes the following two comments:

Everybody had a conflict of one kind or another

I'm not aware of the $100,000 [mumbling] to Mohammad Atta

The first statement is a bold faced admission that the 9/11 Commission had multiple conflicts of interest, and in the second statement is a bold faced admission that the 9/11 Commission had no intention to cover the questions posed by family members.

Here is #22 from their list of questions:

Why did Mahmood Ahmed, Director of Pakistan's secret service, the (ISI) order Saeed Sheikh to wire $100,000 to hijacker Mohamed Atta?

  • What was Mahmood Ahmed's relationship with Al Qaeda?
  • Where did the money come from?
  • Did officials in Pakistan know in advance about the terrorist attack?
  • On September 11th , Mahmood Ahmed had a breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C., with House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairmen, Rep. Porter Goss and Senator Bob Graham. What were they discussing?

Washington Times:

On May 15, 2003, a group of 9/11 victims' relatives met with the commission co-chairman Thomas Kean and other senior staff and submitted a list of questions, which included a mention of Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed. A June 17, 2004, the New York Times reported that Lorie Van Auken, whose husband died in the World Trade Center, was "irate" that the June 16 commission narrative of the 9/11 attacks did not even mention the allegation about Ahmed's role in the $100,000 transfer to Mohammed Atta. Clearly, the ISI link is no mere conspiracy theory.

Letter to the Washington Post (Oct, 2004):

What about the reports that the Pakistani secret service ISI wired $100,000 to Mohamed Atta? The ISI is often credited as the creator of the Taliban, and its operatives have been linked to the Bin Ladin networks. ISI is also linked to CIA, as historically close allies.

The ISI director, Mahmud Ahmed, was on a two-week visit to Washington and met for breakfast at the Capitol on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 with the heads of the congressional intelligence committees, Bob Graham and Porter Goss. A month later, when Pakistani strongman Pervez Musharraf reshuffled his cabinet on the eve of the Afghanistan invasion, he forced Ahmed to resign, acting on a request from the FBI. (7)

After 9/11, Graham and Goss oversaw the 858-page report of the congressional joint inquiry into 9/11. The term ISI never occurs in their report, at least not in the 75 percent of the text published after "redactions."

The second statement quoted above lends further credence to the multiple news reports which state that the Pakistani government courted the 9/11 Commission, and the congressional inquiry, for preferential treatment.

The 9/11 Commission report has been proven to be full of omissions and distortions, but these latest statements straight from the 'horses mouth' demand media attention to their failures in investigating 9/11.

Check out the article and video above, and thanks to for their work in questioning Kean.

Thanks to Jon Gold for the related links.



We need an aggressive new

We need an aggressive new investigation, soon.

OK, how do you structure such a thing? The last one was a creature of Congress, and the President. Is this the best way to do things?

Federalism is a great thing. Perhaps we have things percolating at the local level lately, in local prosecutor offices.

Spitzer notwithstanding?

Spitzer notwithstanding?

TAKE THAT 9/11 Commission!

TAKE THAT 9/11 Commission!

So let me get this straight:

So let me get this straight: not only were Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and possibly the UAE in on the attacks (what -- no Palestine?), so was Pakistan.

Call me cynical, but this whole "wire transfer to Atta" business (which was first reported, if I'm not mistaken in a newspaper from Pakistan's arch-enemy, India) reaks of more limited hangout, trail-of-breadcrumbs bojinka bullshit. Tidbits of well-placed disinformation designed to frame the patsies just like the strip club Korans.

Put-options, aerodynamic marvels, controlled demos, cordite, Casino boats, bomb-sniffing dogs, dissapearing black boxes, dissapearing videos, mysterious flashes, war games, Zackheim, dancing Israelis, Cheney in his bunker, Northwoods, PNAC etc. etc. -- this is more than enough.

Forget the goddamn wire transfer.

(just my humble opinion;)

P.S.: what's up with all this "no-plane" blue screen hologram insanity. Have Tarpley and Reynolds lost their friggin' minds?

The stench continues to

The stench continues to rise. How much longer and how much worse will it become? Stay tuned.

Is anybody paying attention

Is anybody paying attention to the farse trial of Moussaoui in Alexandria, VA? Does any of it make sense given what we know in the truth movement?

Methinks Moussaoui is either

Methinks Moussaoui is either making the most of his 15 minutes before the gas chamber or sincereley thought "Al-CIA-DUH" would put him in charge of flying an airplane, or both. Classic "useful idiot".

I wouldn't be surprised if his handlers decided to keep him alive just for the show trial. Sad.

Good for the 9/11 families

Good for the 9/11 families for standing up to the white wash commission. Why the mainstream media and American sheep public don't see the giant elephant in the room called 9/11 coverup is beyond me. I dont think the ISI is a 'limited hangout', its a coverup. It got leaked, and theyre trying to cover it.

And yeah, Zacharius is making the most of hsi 15 minutes. The give away is he said Richard Reid, that british idiot, was in with him. Yeahhh, right.

As for the Homeland Security Deputy Press Security child sex lure thing, thats nothing new. Anyone remember the Frankling Coverup/Washington DC child sex ring for the elite or Dyncorp?

Visits up

Visits up again!

Sign this petition to congress!

Simple Math demonstrate that the Official 9/11 Account is a Fabrication

I don't deny that the ISI --

I don't deny that the ISI -- like every other half-way-competent intel agency on the planet -- was well aware something big was gonna go down on 911. Hence the dancing Israelis. And the Naudet Brothers. And the countless warnings from every country short of Grenada.

And yes, the ISI does have a special relationship with the CIA (so does CSIS)

What I question is why people insist on focussing on a completely unsubstantiated rumor about a "wire-transfer" when there are umpteen other smoking guns proving beyond a shadow that it was an inside job.

Pointing the finger at Pakistan (as the classic limited-hangout-artist, Alex Cockburn, recently did in Counerpunch) is just more obfuscation of the real issue.

I mean seriously, it's almost as though the planners of this op tried to spread the blame over half the Muslim countries on the planet.

One day we have Afghanistan, then Iraq, then Moore pushing Saudi Arabia, then Iran, then Cockburn and company pushing Pakistan.

That's alls I'm saying

All while ignoring the painfully obvious fact that the operation was engineered by the US government.

As for "it was leaked" --

As for "it was leaked" -- there are many different reasons for faulty faucets.

One reason why officials sometimes spring a "leak" is to expose corruption.

Another reason, and one which I fear is much more common -- is to plant disinfo in the mockingbird press in order to bamboozle the public.

In any case, I think we can all agree that any contrary action by 911 family members is a very good thing.

I just don't under$tand why more victims aren't $peaking out.

Kean looked pale and weak.

Kean looked pale and weak. Moussauoi is the classic patsy. The problem for the gov is that he could start talking and they need to shut him up as well as come up with visible bad guys.

We need to support Cynthia McKinney in some way. Any ideas?

While it's revealing, in its

While it's revealing, in its own right, that Kean would claim to be unaware of the publicly reported $100,000 payment to Atta, do any honest 911 truthers really think that Atta, the purported ringleader of the supposed 19 "hijackers", is responsible for 9/11? (Once we know, as we've long known, that we cannot blame the "collapses" on "airplanes", why is anyone still blaming 9/11 on "hijackers"?)

I find that when we focus on Atta, it makes it seem as if we support the very core of the government's impossible conspiracy theory of 9/11.

The Big Lie of 9/11 is toxic/contagious, and therefore must be handled carefully, and addressed rigorously, lest we inadvertently(?) reinforce it without even realizing that we've done so.

This business about Pakistan

This business about Pakistan involvement is a very good one and should be pursued vigorously.

(1) So far we have the allegations about the payment of $100,000 on the orders of Gen. Mahmud Amahd to Mohammed Atta.

(2) We also have the words of Sen. Bob Graham from the 911 Congressional Inquiry when he was interviewed (Dec 11, 2002) on the PBS Lehrer Hour:

"I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States."

".... I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing - although that was part of it - by a sovereign foreign government."

He was refferring here to Pakistan although he refused to name them.

(3) We then have the recent report from the Pakistan Public Accounts Committee that bribes were paid to keep Pakistan's name out of the 911 Report. This from The Telegraph of India:

"The Pakistan foreign office had paid tens of thousands of dollars to lobbyists in the US to get anti-Pakistan references dropped from the 9/11 inquiry commission report, The Friday Times has claimed. The Pakistani weekly said its story is based on disclosures made by foreign service officials to the Public Accounts Committee at a secret meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday. It claimed that some of the commission members were also bribed to prevent them from including damaging information about Pakistan.",000500020000.htm

Like it or not, Pakistan was almost certainly involved. But the US admin piggybacked on it.

People would do well to put all this information together about Pakistan.

I am very fond of telling people that the US government has admitted that another nation was involved in 9/11. I then quote Bob Graham and send them to the web link.

Hell yes Atta was a big part

Hell yes Atta was a big part of 9/11. From Atta, you can draw any number of connections. Remember it was the CIA that coined the term 'al Qaeda', named after a CIA installed mujahadeen training camp in Afghanistan, and through the ISI that they brought in and funded foreign Arab jihadists. The head of the ISI meeting with top US officials the morning of the attacks in DC, who is connected to funding of 9/11. I mean that is not something to brush over.

I find it alarming this tendency to
pretend there was no Arabs involved, that Osama doesnt exist, and all this stuff. Not even Alex Jones says there were no Arabs involved, nor do a lot of really out there theorists. This 'no arabs/no planes' insanity has gotta stop if ya want people to take a real look at the unanswered questions of 9/11.

Anyways, I'm curious what big names Alex Jones elude to when he says a lot of celbs privately echo what Charlie Sheen says.

"In any case, I think we can

"In any case, I think we can all agree that any contrary action by 911 family members is a very good thing.
I just don't under$tand why more victims aren't $peaking out."

Yes, big hush money/blood money does make people forget more easily.

"Forget the goddamn wire

"Forget the goddamn wire transfer."

Are you serious? You can't be serious. We just confirmed that the allegations of bribery to omit Pakistan's involvement in the 9/11 Report may very well be true. We just saw Thomas Kean tell us a BOLD FACED LIE.

ANYTIME you catch one of the commissioner's in a BOLD FACED LIE, it's BIG NEWS.

Kean is a dishonest man.

Kean is a dishonest man. Before the Commission report came out, he and Lee Hamilton were on C-SPAN's Washington Journal and a caller asked them about the Israelis who were celebrating on top of a roof in Jersey City, NJ. Kean's answer was that that was the first he'd ever heard of it.

Kean was Governor of New Jersey; at the time of 9/11, he was President of a college less than 30 miles from Jersey City; the NJ Star Ledger, the main NJ newspaper did stories on the Israelis; 20/20 news mag did a story on the Israelis. Either Kean never had an iota of interest in the subject matter of 9/11 or he is a liar through and through.

That was wonderful about the

That was wonderful about the couple unfurling the "911 was an inside job" banner and giving the officer a DVD. All it takes is for people of ordinary intelligence to spend one hour hearing the facts of those 4 planes FRESH, ANEW. How does a big jetliner disappear into a hole in the ground? How do those WTC buildings fall at free fall speed from a fire that was localized? (Once you know that the main support where the elevators were was specifically constructed so that it could not turn into a chimney.)

Pocky - there's a world of

Pocky - there's a world of difference between "no Arabs" and "no planes." I think 99% of us agree there were planes - we saw them, and the holgrams thing would probably be a bit too difficult to pull off convincingly. But very few in the Truth Movement subscribe to there being Arab hijackers with boxcutters, any more than we think all the 93 cell phone calls were real.

The reason you'll see some Truthers talk about Arabs is because that's the first layer of this sham - the ignoring of the evidence by the FBI of the patsies being set up. Not evidence of an actual hijacking plot - it's the SETUP.