First US Newspaper Calls For Complete Independant Council of 9/11

This unverified story was sent in by a 911Blogger reader, kenkneeb. As of this writing, the newspaper, the Ashland Daily Tidings, does not yet have the November 11th editorials on its website, so I can't check it myself.

Kenkneeb, says that a November 11th editorial brings "breaking, awesome, hope-filled news". Let's hope this is the first of many editorials callling for a real investigation into the events of 9/11, followed by criminal prosecutions.

UPDATE: Now verified; online here:

Here's the editorial:

"In honor or our veterans, we call for truth

Anniversaries cause us to instinctively pause and reflect, just as our leg
jolts forward after a well-positioned tap on the knee. In honor of our
veterans – to whom we owe a debt we can never repay – the least we can
do on this Veteran’s Day is look back at the decisions made that sent our
troops into battle, and the roles we played in those decisions. Perhaps
upon reflection, our reaction may change.

The fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 served as the reflex hammer touch
to the knee of American conscience. As the country attended memorials and
revisited painful memories of 9/11, the reflection also opened our
collective mind once again to the many unanswered questions, legitimate
concerns and conflicting evidence in the official description of those

For us at the Daily Tidings the event served to open discussion among us
about this complex subject, about the conspiracy theories that abound in
Internet chats, blogs and so-called investigative reports and most
importantly, the questions regarding the media’s role in this ongoing

A month later we have found very little we all agree on. We especially
disagree on the role of the media. Since the Tidings doesn’t cover New
York City, Washington, D.C., or the federal government, the ambiguity is
shaded with absolution.

Nevertheless we are each members of the fourth estate, an essential
conglomeration of individuals who adhere to professional guidelines, and
who care passionately about this demanding and often thankless opus. With
that membership – we can all agree on some level – comes a
responsibility to giving the public the accuracte information it needs to
make informed decisions. Thus, somewhere in all the banter, we stumbled
on one thing we at the Tidings’ truly can agree on.

Apparently, we are not alone. Based on the results of this hallmark 2006
election, the American people are finally asking for change. They don’t
like our involvement in Iraq. They voted out many members of the party
that put us there. Perhaps they are also ready to question the events and
decisions that put us there as well. Perhaps they are ready to ask what
really happened on Sept. 11.

We think so. And we call on our colleagues to join us in asking

Every single American daily newspaper must demand of our congressional
leaders and those in the executive branch that an independant council be
formed to completely and thoroughly investigate the deaths of nearly 3,000
American citizens in the attack of 9/11 – an attack that took place on
American soil.

Forget the conspiracy theories for a minute and set aside the political
gamesmanship. We are a country that spent five years and $100 million
investigating President Clinton. We probed the depths of the Iran-Contra
scandal – a debacle that would have never come fully into the public eye
had a special investigator not been appointed.

This administration has spent far more energy and time seeking the leak of
Valerie Plame’s identity and Barry Bonds’ use of steroids than it has
in fully explaining how three skyscrapers crumbled in an instant and
nearly 3,000 people were killed. While an independent investigation may
never fully answer every question, it will help to heal the wounds of this
nation and widespread distrust of our leaders this atack has caused.

This historic tragedy ranks among the worst days in American history. We
owe it to every American – but especially those who do battle on our
behalf at the behest of our leaders – to spare no expense and allow no
party loyalty to dissuade us. The government works for us. If it failed
us, either in malfeasance or incompetence, then we must know that. If our
current actions around the world are shaped by misinformation, we must know
that too. Finally, if what we now believe to be true is only further
proven, we would do well to hear the evidence that confirms it. If the
government’s version of the events of that day are absolutely true, then
scrutiny will amplify that truth and lay to rest the skepticism that
remains to this day.

If, however, the questions that remain serve to shed light on new
information, that too serves the public. And it is the responsibility of
this trusted media industry to dig, probe, investigate and uncover the
truth behind government events and decisions that impact the public. On
this Veterans Day, we can do no less on behalf of the brave men and women
who have been sent to the Middle East based on rationale that stems
directly from the events of 9/11. While we pay homage to all veterans of
the Armed Forces today, we are reminded of our duty to watch closely those
leaders in the White House and Congress who make the decisions to send our
troops to war.

We invite every single American daily newspaper to join us in our demand
for an independent council to completely and thoroughly investigate the
deaths of nearly 3,000 American citizens in the attacks of 9/11.

America will be better informed, and this is our job.”

Gore Vidal was right...

Big changes are coming.

Letters to the Editor

The Ashland Daily Tidings editor, Andrew Bolsinger, can be reached at

Thanks for this post, give

Thanks for this post, give me hope that the day of truth will come sooner then later.  The funk over many REAL americans has been lifted by exercising its power to change thepower structure in Washington.  Forget for a moment that the power behind the strings has not been changed, that is not my point.  The point is America is waking up to the fact that this Administration lies, and the system that was there to counter any rouge administration failed.

We are on the path to the truth, this gives me hope. 

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"9/11 Truth Remains the Critical Issue"
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Show "Is this a real newspaper?" by TheCIA (not verified)

It looks like a daily, as the name implies.

Fairly big staff, comprehensive local/national/international coverage.

So cram it.

Yeah its a small paper

It's on there now, here's the link

Show "Dream on, losers" by TheCIA (not verified)

You're an idiot

Actually, we are on the side of the Truth, whatever that may be. So is the author of this article.

Do you oppose the truth?

Hmm, do such morons indeed work in the CIA? :)

I don't know, really

I dare you to answer

Hey TheCIA, would you stand in the way of investigating the mass murder of 3000 US citizens? If so, why would you?

There's no reason to prevent an investigation unless you are the suspect.

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I think you can take away

I think you can take away the "unverified" modifier in the intro to this story - this editorial is right there on their web site!

Everybody go to their comments link and tell them how great they are for having the courage to do this.

this editorial

Thank you for the courage you display. After my shock wore off, I began to question what was really going on. Since then, all we've learned is nothing that makes any sense. I will write my local paper, and ask them to join yours in calling for a real investigation into 9/11. As a Democrat, I cast my vote for change, and finding the truth is part of that for me.

Thank you again.

Israeli Snipers Killing U.S. Troops in Iraq?

whoa.... we're sure that recoil wasn't added in?

Í remember when I first saw the sniper video and I don't remember noticing the recoil (meaning it didn't register with me if it was there). Are we sure about this? Because if it's legit...


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


I recently found a very

I recently found a very interesting website:
There you can purchase ad space for your Blog etc.

Here Is the Comment that I Posted at Ashland Daily Tidings

Below is the comment that I posted on the Ashland Daily Tidings website in response to their editorial "In honor of our veterans, we call for truth" (November 11, 2006 ), keeping in mind that they only allow 500 characters per comment:

Conspiracies are ubiquitous. Everyone is in agreement that the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy. But those who are genuinely knowledgeable and care about the truth reject fallacious conspiracy theories, such as the U.S. government's lying, self-serving, and provably false official fairy tale conspiracy theory concerning the 9/11 attacks.

Some 200 million people have been murdered by their own governments within the past century. Those cullings were conspiracies far larger than the 9/11 attacks.

I hope that my above comment gets put on their website soon.

"Terrorism is the health of the State."--James Redford, author of "Jesus Is an Anarchist," June 1, 2006


At what our good friend had to say in the comments section...

The so called "9/11 Truth Movement" is itself not interested in the truth. They support people who didn't do any 9/11 research by themselves, they censor (, they ignore the fact of leftgatekeepers (neocrat baker coalition, anti-war leaders etc..) and they ignore the strong evidence on 9/11 TV Fakery.

This is what *we* call orwellian 9/11 Truthlings.

And this is also the only reason, why the truth doesn't come out. US Media is complicit anyway!

Nico Haupt - New York City - November 11th, 9:18 PM

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

There you have it...

Nico just admitted that he is not a part of "the so called 9/11 Truth Movement."

Any questions?

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Just insane.

Or is he too functional in his own evil way? What does he think the phrase "Orwellian truthlings" sounds like to the general public? And is that his desired effect, to sound like someone completely detached from consensus reality?

I think the effect can be positive.

Nico and the cartoon plane people strike most as a pretty obvious sham. It's easier to point out cointelpro when it's his stuff than when Fetzer gets into his stride with Judy Jetson. The real movement needs to treat these shills as jokes--then normal people will have to admit that they agree with us on that.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


I just read all the comments

over there, and in context, Nico just sounds like a harmless fruitcake.

The comment that pissed me off the most was the one suggesting that some "leftist or socialist rag" must have reprinted the editorial to garner all the national and international attention it has. Jeebzus, people. You live in podunk Ashland -- not even Medford, fer cryin' out loud -- and you want to complain when your local 4000 reader paper does something so awesome that people in the Netherlands want to congratulate it?