Further Proof 9/11 Needs A Real Investigation- #1 Top Story at OpEdNews by Jon Gold


October 8, 2010

Further Proof 9/11 Needs A Real Investigation


For OpEdNews: Jon Gold - Writer
Jon Gold


On October 4th, Catherine Herridge of Fox News broke a story concerning the DoD Inspector General's report on Able Danger.

If you don't know, Able Danger was a military unit set up by the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in late 1998. It was tasked with collecting "huge amounts of data in a technique called "data mining." They get information from such sources as al-Qaeda Internet chat rooms, news accounts, web sites, and financial records. Using sophisticated software, they compare this with government records such as visa applications by foreign tourists, to find any correlations and depict these visually." The information would then be used to "conduct real operations against al-Qaeda targets."

On August 9th, 2005, the New York Times will report that "more than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a small, highly classified military intelligence unit identified Mohammed Atta and three other future hijackers as likely members of a cell of Al Qaeda operating in the United States, according to a former defense intelligence official and a Republican member of Congress." In September 2006, a report was released by the DoD's Inspector General that said, "a review of records from the unit, known as Able Danger, found no evidence it had identified ringleader Mohamed Atta or any other terrorist who participated in the 2001 attacks."

In Catherine Herridge's report, it is made clear that "at least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11."

The report goes on to say that investigators were "hostile" towards witnesses, and that they also attempted to "intimidate" them.

It also mentions Philip Zelikow. A man that I feel deserves to be investigated for his part in the 9/11 Cover-Up as Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission.

At the time this article is being written, very few media outlets are covering this story. Anthony Shaffer's book is climbing the New York Times' best seller list, and is currently listed at #7. Not to discount Tony's writing ability, but I think he would agree that this has mostly to do with the fact that the Pentagon bought up and destroyed, "10,000 copies of the first printing" in an effort to contain "intelligence secrets."

Now, I don't know about you, but I would think that if the DoD's Inspector General was shown to be, and I'm being nice, a fraud, you would think that the media would pick up on it.

Especially when you take into account that this Inspector General is the same IG that let NORAD off the hook for 9/11, and helped to cover-up Pat Tillman's death.

Maybe I'm naive.

In my opinion, this story further shows that the 9/11 Commission was a farce. That all 9/11 Whistleblowers need to be heard. That retaliation against whistleblowers is a common occurence in our Government. That there needs to be a real investigation into the 9/11 attacks, the event that created the "Post-9/11 World."

I hope I'm not naive.

New investigation

with the prevelance of stolen elections via diebold machines i doubt anyone will get into power in the US who would order a new investigation.

though it would be better maybe if people (awakened people) put their weight behind a third party like has happened in the UK
a three horse race is more difficult to control than a 2 horse duocracy

along with zelikow , others need to be investigated: rumsfeld , cheney, Dave Frasca (he's on P216 of MCR's crossing the rubicon)

they have american, iraqi, afghan, british and other countries' blood on their hands

third party UK

Unfortunately my view from the UK is not as optimistic.

The (third) party that has formed a ruling coalition with the Conservative Party have dropped all of their principles and are currentlly doing the bidding of the Conservatives.

im in the uk too

i think the lib dems are only part way to where they want to be
not enough people voted for them to get them into power but i wouldnt expect that to happen overnight
the media is portraying them as sellouts again and again, repeatedly driving home the message that a duocracy is best
a 2 horse race is easier to control

Two 9/11 Truth Stories were TOP for most of the weekend

Jon's story has moved down now.

IG fraud

The IG connections make this analysis potent. Nice work. This is a good example of how truthers can provide a valuable service in helping (forcing) media wonks to start connecting the damn dots.

This is a great story..............

...............as are MANY, MANY others, about 9/11.
The media, including the alternative media, such as DemocracyNow, Counterpunch, CommonDreams, antiwar.com, etc,
are ignoring the story, which is a HUGE story.
If they do present it, somehow it will be just to support the idea that our intelligence agencies were lazy or corrupted or simply not communicating very well. They can make it not a very interesting story, and most Americans reading about it will go to bed that night with absolutely no real change in how they think about 9/11.

But as the media ignores the story, we must recognize only two reasons for not presenting this story on their pages:

1. They simply don't know about it. If they do know about it, they feel it is confusing or there is not the sufficient data to adequately write the story.

2. They are being controlled, or coerced, or threatened with removal of financial support.

I can't think of any other reasons for this not to be headlines all over the press, can you?