[Comment] WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if?


CET EUOBSERVER / COMMENT - The organisation has drawn both high praise and searing criticism for its mission of publishing leaked documents without revealing their source, but we suspect the world hasn't yet fully seen its potential. Let us explain.

There were a lot of us in the run-up to 9/11 who had seen warning signs that something devastating might be in the planning stages. But we worked for ossified bureaucracies incapable of acting quickly and decisively. Lately, the two of us have been wondering how things might have been different if there had been a quick, confidential way to get information out.

One of us, Coleen Rowley, was a special agent/legal counsel at the FBI's Minneapolis division and worked closely with those who arrested would-be terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui on an immigration violation less than a month before the World Trade Center was destroyed.

Following up on a tip from flight school instructors who had become suspicious of the French Moroccan who claimed to want to fly a jet as an "ego boost," Special agent Harry Samit and an INS colleague had detained Mr Moussaoui. A foreign intelligence service promptly reported that he had connections with a foreign terrorist group, but FBI officials in Washington inexplicably turned down agent Samit's request for authority to search Mr Moussaoui's laptop computer and personal effects. Those same officials stonewalled agent Samit's supervisor, who pleaded with them in late August 2001 that he was "trying to keep someone from taking a plane and crashing into the World Trade Center." (Yes, he was that explicit.) Later, testifying at Moussaoui's trial, agent Samit testified that he believed the behavior of his FBI superiors in Washington constituted "criminal negligence." Coninued...

Coleen Rowley, a FBI special agent for more than 20 years, was legal counsel to the FBI field office in Minneapolis from 1990 to 2003. Bogdan Dzakovic was a special agent for the FAA's security division. He filed a formal whistle-blower disclosure against the FAA for ignoring the vulnerabilities documented by the Red Team. For the past nine years he has been relegated to entry-level staff work for the Transportation Security Administration. The original version of this comment appeared in the LA Times. An expanded version is also available in Huffington Post


Why would Julian Assange be happy to release information that destabilizes the credibility of the "War on Terror" in the worlds eyes, be on the brink of releasing a wiki dump that focuses on banking fraud and have this to say about 9/11?

“I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.”

Who is this man? Surely he could tell the difference between a "false conspiracy" and the state crimes that are the events of 9/11?
Are we to believe he disbelieves or has never seen the mountain of legitimate evidence from foreknowledge to the physics?

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.




Hillary Clinton and the State Department dont't like it, If Bill O'Reilly and Mike Huckabee think execution or a drone attack on Assange is a good thing , then i am for Julian and his work. I can't think of anyone in recent memory who has garnered such MSM hatred and fanned a global grassroots push for transparency.

And it is relevant to ask why would Assange be will willing to spoil the US Iraq/Afgani War efforts WHICH STEM FROM 9/11, and unwilling to consider or comment on any of the plethora of facts.

His 9/11 comments are odd to say the least. Though maybe he said that to convey the message to the Security State that he won't "go there".

What i want to know is where is Barack Obama on this? Has he chimed in personally at all?

Take Off the Blindfold. Don't Be Afraid to See the Truth! By Co

Take Off the Blindfold. Don't Be Afraid to See the Truth!

By Coleen Rowley


from the NEW article:

"No one remembers that in the summer of 2001, Richard Clarke was unable to get anyone to pay attention to his plan to stem Al Qaeda terrorism. It seems incomprehensible as we bankrupt ourselves (which, by the way, is and always was Osama Bin Laden's stated goal, to bankrupt the U.S.) that Richard Clarke and others were repeatedly put off during that summer of 2001 when "all their hair was on fire", being told that there was "not one dollar available" for anti-terrorism efforts.

So that's the current horrible situation we find ourselves in at the present moment. The current quagmire devoid of truth on every level is a vortex sucking us all down. A truly independent media mechanism like WikiLeaks and more government whistleblowers would be a huge part of a root solution and that is why those in power are in the process of somehow (whether thru assassination or prosecution), taking them out. WikiLeaks had given me a flicker of hope of perhaps getting a sufficient number of Americans to take their heads out of the sand at least long enough to see the danger all around them, their children and grand children but sadly the Propaganda Machine already has 70% of Americans in agreement that they would prefer not to know the Sorrows of Empire that will befall them (as Chalmers Johnson termed it). "

Media’s reaction to the WikiLeaks : A 30 minute conversation

Listen in for an extended conversation with Glenn Greenwald and Dylan Ratigan on the possible consequences of the push for the government to reclassify WikiLeaks as a “terrorist organization,” the possible fate of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, and what the media’s reaction to the WikiLeaks release says about the weak state of the American media in 2010


Another Glenn Greenwald Interview

I don't know Salon.com's position of the OCT and whether they are a gatekeeper. But I admire Glenn Greenwald's clear thinking which is also apparent in the below video:


The West's Jihad Against Assange

The calls for Assange's assassination remind me of declarations of jihad for perceived blasphemy against Islam.

"Shoot the messenger" is often followed in due time by either the demise or the transformation of the shooter. I'm hoping 9-11 truth advances in the process. But even if it doesn't, the change will be gratifying.

In so far as the latest Wikileaks release of information educates the public to the power elite's transgressions and duplicity and furthers the goals of openness and accountability by public officials, I'm all for it.

For anyone following the Wikileaks news, here's a helpful web site:


Wikileaks now run from cave in Afghanistan

I've seen little, or nothing from Wikileaks that doesn't further the imperialist agenda of those in control of the US military-industrial-complex.

What's next? "Wikileaks now run from cave in Afghanistan": bin Laden claims. American Soldiers operating secretly in Pakistan have stumbled upon an IPod with recordings of Al Qaeda leader Ossama bin Laden stating that the new base of operations for Wikileaks is the same cave in the Hindu Kush where the 9/11/01 terror attacks were planned.

Wayne Madsen seems to share my skepticism regarding Wikileaks. This is one of his milder critiques: