David Griffin: Spread INSIDE JOB in Public Sphere to Prevent New 9/11

I emailed David Griffin about the INSIDE JOB plastic roll banner project:
He wrote back:

There are ominous signs that the Bush-Cheney administration is planning another false-flag attack---the warnings that al-Qaeda has regained its strength and is determined to strike America again, Chertoff’s “gut feeling” that another strike is coming, and National Security Presidential Directive 51, according to which President Bush will assume virtually dictatorial powers if if the United States, in his judgment, has suffered a “catastrophic emergency.” The best way to prevent this eventuality is is getting the idea that 9/11 was an inside job into the public sphere, thereby making them fear they will not get away with another one.

David Ray Griffin

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That's why I, personally, have been so motivated to spread 9/11 truth and bring all the perps to justice. Otherwise, they'll carry out more false flags.

DeFazio's DHS rebuff and Portland Terror Drills...uh oh!!

People were already raising the red flag about the terrorism drills Noble Resolve and Top Off, on local websites, but then it was reported in the Oregonian that DeFazio was denied access to details of Bush's Continuity of Government. We responded by asking DeFazio to endorse the formation of a Portland Citizen's Oversight Committee that would demand full transparency regarding the planned multi-million dollar exercises in August and October.

The gist of the letter follows. We copied politicians and press, and haven't really spread the word on the blogs/alt press. Haven't heard back from more than Salzman's office, but if people hear any coverage, please share, as will I. Also, any constructive recommendations for ways to make the MSM take notice, or best utilize the web, while maintaining privacy/safety, would be appreciated. Speaking of which, I will edit the letter a bit, to maintain privacy, where I feel advisable.

A thought...please feel free to use parts of the letter if applicable to similar chicanery being perpetrated in the name of national security, or terrorism defense...it is all a load of shit! The references are a pretty comprehensive group, without going too heavy into false flag incidents.

Fight back like you never thought would be necessary!!

Thanks Truthers!!


July 24, 2007
Rep. Peter DeFazio
2134 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3704

Eugene, OR 97401

Dear Congressman DeFazio:

The Oregonian recently reported on your investigation of President Bush's "continuity of government" Executive Order, and on how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) thwarted your request for details. As I am sure you are aware, DHS will be leading two emergency response drills in Portland over the next 3 months: "Noble Resolve" in August and "Top Off" in October. Just as you rightly sought details on the Bush Executive Order, Oregon citizens need and deserve information about these military exercises.

We are concerned that federal, state and local agencies will not plan and conduct these "terrorism drills" with sufficient transparency and public oversight. To address this need for local awareness of, agreement to, and participation in exercises ostensibly designed for local security, safety and welfare, we propose the immediate formation of a Portland Citizens' Oversight Committee to represent citizens’ interests.

We request your endorsement of this reasonable request and hope you will assist us in establishing such an oversight committee. We hope you will agree that when a Federal agency such as DHS seeks to conduct exercises in Oregon, full transparency to the public and oversight by Oregon citizens is essential.

Our initial research on the Top Off exercise revealed contradictory statements and a disturbing lack of openness on the part of local officials. We do know that Portland will receive $2 million for the Top Off exercise alone. No such figure has been publicized regarding Noble Resolve. The Top Off drill, which DHS calls a "terrorism drill" (but local officials refer to as an “emergency preparedness exercise”) will begin on approximately 10/5/07, to last for 9 to 10 days. Though Noble Resolve is scheduled for August, no similar details or schedule have been released. We therefore have a series of immediate concerns about this exercise:

* what will be the precipitating event?
* will there be enhanced police presence?
* will the National Guard be involved?
* will there be contractors involved (e.g., Blackwater)?
* and will either or both drills involve rehearsals of local and federal response to a "catastrophic emergency," as defined under NSPD 51, up to and including the declaration of martial law?

With the Bush track record on disaster response and media manipulation, Oregonians are not naive enough to trust the Federal government to adequately inform and interact with Portland residents prior to these terrorism drills. Case in point, as of now, there has not even been an announcement about Noble Resolve, and it is due to take place in August, just days or weeks from now.

Another general concern is that the Mayor's office seemed almost unaware of the recent Presidential Executive Orders: NSPD 51, 5/10/07, “…allows the sitting president to declare a “national emergency” without Congressional approval, leading to the de facto closing down of the Legislature and the militarization of justice and law enforcement”; and the amended International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 7/17/07, “allowing the US regime to seize the property of anyone found to be interfering with the reconstruction of Iraq.” In correspondence with both the Mayor’s office and Commissioner Sam Adams’ office, I have provided material to round out their knowledge of these Presidential directives.

We would be glad to discuss this matter with you or your staff further, and/or supply resources in addition to those referenced below, that will corroborate the concerns expressed in this letter. We will copy this letter to other Congresspersons, Senators Wyden and Smith, Governor Kulongowski, Mayor Potter, members of City Council, and a variety of local press and online media, to raise awareness of these drills and our urgent proposal for enhanced transparency and public involvement, given the current political climate. We hope to receive your response this week, given the exigency of the August drill. Please inform your staff that we will make a follow up call on this matter if we do not hear back from you.

Thank you and we look forward to talking with you or a representative.

Best regards,

Informed Dissent

Office of Mayor Tom Potter,
Sam Adams,
Erik Sten,
Dan Saltzman,
Randy Leonard,

Governor Ted Kulongoski,
Senator Ron Wyden,
Senator Gordon Smith
Representative Earl Blumenauer,
Representative Darlene Hooley,
Representative David Wu,


Willamette Week
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NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51 - http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html

Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding International Emergency Economic Powers Act - http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070717-4.html

USJFCOM gears up for Noble Resolve - http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2007/pa033007.html

JFCOM brings virtual world closer to home - http://www.fcw.com/article98147-04-04-07-Web


Bush Directive for a "Catastrophic Emergency...", Prof. Michel Chossudovsky - http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=6134

The "Use of the Armed Forces" in America under a National Emergency… - Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=6169

Brzezinski Suggests False Flag Event Could Kick-Start Iran War - http://www.nowpublic.com/brzezinski_suggests_false_flag_event_could_kick...

Wake-up Call: Watch for Another 911/WMD Experience, Paul C. Roberts - http://www.vdare.com/roberts/070718_wakeup.htm

Impeach Bush and Cheney Now, Paul C. Roberts -


the vortex to a perfect storm of terror, treason and totalitarianism - the Port of Portland is a hundred miles from the mouth of the Columbia River - detonating a small nuke on a freighter on its way up the river wouldn't kill too many but would be an "attack" on US soil and grounds to implement NSPD 51.

The 2002-04 small-time terrorist case was made against a group (the Portland 7) which had been infiltrated by a FBI provocateur - very likely there's another similar group now under surveillance, primed to be fingered as patsies.

As Styve noted, nothing is forthcoming from officials as to the extent or schedule of NOBLE RESOLVE.

Wish us luck in shutting it down.

Hey Jack...was talking to a local activist tht sd the Port too!

Any idea how to see a schedule for ships coming in for the month of August, or somehow get a handle on the potential risks?

No word from DeFazio's office yet, but people, Oregonians or not, might call the pols listed on the cc: list, to push for adoption of the idea of a Portland Citizens' Oversight Committee on Terrorism Drills.

I just assembled a list of numbers for a radio show this evening, Outside-the-Box.

Representative DeFazio, (541) 465-6732
Representative Blumenauer, (503) 231-2300
Representative Hooley, (503) 588-9100
Representative Wu, (503) 326-2901
Senator Wyden, (503) 326-7525
Senator Smith, (503) 326-3386

Governor Kulongoski - (503) 373-3111, 373-1565

Mayor Potter, 503-823-4120
Sam Adams, commissionersam@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-1120
Erik Sten, info@erikforportland.com - 503-823-3589
Dan Saltzman, dsaltzman@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-4151
Randy Leonard, randy@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-3001

Port of Portland

should have a schedule - access to it, who knows - may be kept out of public access for "security" reasons - shipping lines and loading terminals should also have their own schedules - may be inaccessible for the same reasons - tug boat services companies should also have schedules...accessibility, who knows...but worth looking into — Theresa Mitchell (Press Watch KBOO - Thursday 9 AM) was looking into. a Swedish shipping company that participated in NOBLE RESOLVE part 1 last March (?) back in Maryland.

Will keep trying to up the mobilization - we need Tarpley to come out here and speak on this issue - anyone know if he's touring anywhere on the West Coast about now?

The gist of an email I just sent re Terrorism Drills~~

We need local whistleblowers on Noble Resolve!!

The message to City Council is so hard-hitting, concise and
spark-under-the-ass hot that it should move these do-nothing commissioners to get off their asses!! I have heard that Sam Adams is going to run for Mayor...wouldn't that be a feather in his cap if he showed some leadership and true concern for the city of Portland by demanding transparency on these terror drills?!?!?!

This eve, handing out flyers about the terrorism drills, I offered one to a woman who replied, as she walked by, "I am with the County...I know all about the drills." Unflummoxed, I called after her, "Do you have a ballpark date for Noble Resolve?" She said, over her shoulder, something about not being able to tell people, mixed in with they don't know exact dates...

I think anyone who works with the city, county, or state governments, who has a conscience and some sense of duty to their fellow Portlanders, should speak now and tell people what they know. It is as simple as posting something on IndyMedia, or possibly posting on

Thanks, Styve

Is Silverstein...

... signing any new leases yet?

Sears tower purchase

MetLife Will Sell
Sears Tower

By Dean Starkman
From The Wall Street Journal Online

Two investors who are part of Larry Silverstein's group that owns the World Trade Center lease are among the buyers of the Sears Tower, which MetLife Inc. agreed to sell Thursday for more than $800 million, according to people familiar with the situation.

Lloyd Goldman and Joseph Cayre, New York investors who are among Mr. Silverstein's backers in the Trade Center, are part of a group that agreed to buy the Chicago landmark, these people said. Another New York investor, Jeffrey Feil, was also a participant in the Sears Tower deal, the people said. Names of the other investors couldn't be learned.

MetLife announced the agreement Thursday, but declined to disclose the buyer or the terms, citing a confidentiality agreement. While the insurance company, based in New York, had previously announced its intention to sell the tower, the speed of the deal and the relatively high price caught the real-estate industry off-guard.

MetLife said it would realize an after-tax gain of $90 million on the deal.

Messrs. Goldman and Carye couldn't be reached. Attempts to reach Mr. Feil were unsuccessful. The names of the three investors were reported Thursday on the Slatin Report, a Web newsletter.

Mr. Goldman led a group including Mr. Cayre that put up most of the $125 million of the equity that Mr. Silverstein, a New York developer, used to buy the 99-year office lease on the Trade Center office portion from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The deal, valued at $3.2 billion, including the Trade Center's retail mall, closed in July 2001, weeks before the September terror attacks that destroyed the complex.

Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Port Authority in December had quietly agreed to return all of the $125 million in equity that Mr. Silverstein and his low-profile group originally invested to buy the leases. The full details of that transaction haven't been released to the public. But the deal effectively eliminated the Silverstein group's capital risk in the project, while allowing the group to retain control of 10 million square feet of office space. The Port Authority has rejected a Wall Street Journal request to review the transaction, citing Mr. Silverstein's ongoing lawsuit against his insurers, led by Swiss Reinsurance Co., over how many claims may be collected as a result of the attacks.

Great find!

Thanks for posting! I quess, they have made so much money on WTC destruction, they don't have to lease anymore -- they can just buy outright! Chicago, watch out!

National Security Presidential Directive 51

It's bad enough that a competent person could become a dictator in a time of crisis but the thought that these powers have been granted to someone who has NEVER taken a successful action is incomprehensible. How has America managed to sleep walk into this despite all the noise?

I have been thinking the choice of #51 is odd...ala Area 51!?

"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest." - Benjamin Franklin

It's probably in August

See my "Bloody August" blog on this website for Bush's own words.


Thank the Heaven, I was wrong- I got blindsided by KW though. (Sept. 4, 2007)

Kevin...gotta be truthful...the plastic roll idea sucks!!

Please let's not waste time considering stupid shit like this!

What the hell good would a bunch of people holding little banners with an opaque statement about a recent tragedy, actually do? Make a bunch of people think, "My...that's interesting...WHAT is an inside job?? Is this some employment opportunity for kids for the summer? I don't get it..."??

I may be misunderstanding your thrust, and I apologize if I seem to be mocking, but I have been on the streets protesting this corrupt pack of bastards for almost 2 years, and I know what gets a response, and what gets a quizzical look.

I think Griffin's point is broader than you are interpreting it to be. Sure, preparing banners is one way to try to raise public awareness, but it is not something to focus the 911 Truth movement on. That almost seems to go counter to our interests, if you get my drift.

Let's think a little deeper on this, rather than settle on one money-making idea!!

Peace, Styve