Outrageous lie from CFP: 9/11 "Truthers" ignore tragedy of first responders

This disgusting lie must be opposed by every Truther. Please use the email address below to tell Ms. McLeod how wrong she is. Also, notice how many right-wing "news" groups she works for.

9/11 "Truthers" ignore tragedy of first responders

By Judi McLeod
Monday, July 23, 2007

So-called 9/11 "truthers" bypass the truth even when it begs for answers.

Here’s a theory worth probing: The WTC Captive Insurance Co. has "squandered" money that should go to 10,000 cops, firefighters and other workers ill from toxic exposure at Ground Zero. (Susan Edelman, New York Post, July 22, 2007).

According to many conspiracies about 9/11 is the one that insists al Qaeda is not responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center, the U.S. government is.

"The Pentagon was not hit by a commercial jet"; it was hit by a cruise missile. United Flight 93 did not crash after its occupants rushed the cockpit; it was deliberately taken down by a U.S. Air Force fighter." (www.time.com, Sept. 3, 2006).

9/11 First responders According to some "truthers", the entire catastrophe was planned and executed by federal officials in order to provide the U.S. with a pretext for going to war in the Middle East and, by extension, as a means of consolidating and extending the power of the Bush/Cheney administration.

In the cloud of confusion conspiracies create; the real tragedies of 9/11 take the back seat.

Among the estimated 36 per cent of Americans who believe it was their own government and not al Qaeda who staged 9/11 are celebrities and university professors. 9/11 truthers now maintain a presence in anti-war protests.

Truthers get their message across on the Internet; crop up on talk radio; have their message repeated every time a celebrity joins their burgeoning legions and have even scored an interview on American cable television’s top rated show, the O’Reilly Factor.

And now as we approach the sixth anniversary of September 11, 2001, according to a former Reagan official, the White House is planning to stage a new 9/11.

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, has issued a public warning that the Bush Administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch war with Iran within a year.

"…Roberts blasted Thursday a new Executive Order, released July 17, allowing the White House to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies and giving the government expanded police powers to exercise control in the country." ( HYPERLINK "http://www.RogueGovernment.com" www.RogueGovernment.com, July 20, 2007).

Speaking on the Thom Hartmann radio program, Roberts said: "When Bush exercises this authority (under the new Executive Order), there’s no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule."

"The American people don’t really understand the danger that they face," Roberts said, adding that the so-called neoconservatives intended to use a renewal of the fight against terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party.

"The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists…are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," he said. "You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda is not going to do it, it is going to be orchestrated."

According to Roberts, the orchestration of another 9/11 by the American government is now a fact.

One of those old-line Republicans disenchanted with the neoconservative politics of the Bush administration, which are seen as a betrayal of fundamental conservative values, Roberts is also providing answers should there be no outcry from American patriots.

Suggesting that in the absence of a massive public outcry, only the federal bureaucracy and perhaps the military could put constraints on Bush’s current drive for a "fully-fledged dictatorship", Roberts suggests, "they may have had enough. They may not go along with it."

That’s 9/11 conspiracy theories from the man who has been dubbed the "Father of Reaganomics".

While 9/11 conspiracies like Robert’s continue to surface on the Internet, no one seems willing to champion the cause of real 9/11 injustices.

In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan last week, 9/11 responders blasted WTC Captive Insurance Co, which manages the $1 billion FEMA fund. Responders lamented the Captive’s mounting expenses--$75 million so far, including $47 million on law firms.

"They charged the city-run WTC Captive is a cash cow for its employees, consultants and lawyers, and has "squandered" money that should go to 10,000 cops, firefighters and other workers with illnesses blamed on toxic exposure at Ground Zero. It has paid just $45,000 to a carpenter who fell off a ladder."

Patton Boggs, based in Washington, D.C., leads the battle against Ground Zero responders, commanding up to $850-an-hour—one of the highest billing rates in the country.

The firm has focused on a bid to dismiss all the 9/11 suits on the grounds the city should have immunity because it was responding to a terror attack.

Lost in the murky cloud of 9/11 conspiracy theories are painfully tragic facts, one of them being that more attention is paid to conspiracy theories than to the fate of the victims in the aftermath of the massive attack.

While truthers continue to chase phantoms, real life victims of Sept. 11, 2001, are still chasing compensation some six years later.

Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck and The Rant. Judi can be reached at: judi@canadafreepress.com

Absolutely, here's my mail to her :

-I just read your article :
If it wasn't for 9-11 Truthers people with extensive right-wing
connections like yourself wouldn't even know or be talking about this .
Didn't your beloved compassionate conservative Government and all it's
agencies say "The air is safe to breathe" ? was it Glenn Beck or FIX
news who started to report on the issue ? I think not .

I dare you to disprove the following :
1 : a: Most of the alleged hijackers where known to and in some cases
under surveillance by US-security agencies, especially the FBI who where
ORDERED to stop investigating them.
b : NONE of their names appear on the official passenger-manifests
2 : The second tower had not even been hit before "security experts"
on CNN and FIX news blamed "Al-Qaeda". How did they know if "nobody
could have imagined they would use planes as weapons" ?
3 : Dick Cheney is not telling the truth about his whereabouts and his
actions (or rather : non-actions) on the morning of 9-11 as is clearly
documented by Secretary of Transportation Norman Minetas Testimony
before the 9-11 Commission .
Watch it here :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDfdOwt2v3Y
or read it here if you don't trust youtube as a source :
This witness-statement was totally ignored by the 9-11 commission and
omitted from the final report in a blatant act of cherry-picking the
evidence .
4 : Bin-Ladin or Al-Qaeda are not able to shut down the Pentagons
anti-aircraft missile defence systems nor are they able to have numerous
military-drills rescheduled .These drills are directly responsible for
the apparent chaos in the response to the terrorist acts .
5 : Osama bin Ladin is NOT wanted by the FBI for the atrocities of 9-11
According to several press-reports the FBI stated when asked about the
fact : "We do not have hard evidence linking Osama bin Ladin to the 9-11
attacks" . Why don't you call them and ask ?
6 : The US received numerous warnings from friendly foreign
intelligence services (and even from a couple of not-so-friendly ones)
prior to 9-11
7 : Condi Rice is not being truthful when stating that nobody could
imagine etc etc.
8 : There was never any normal investigation of the crime-scene,
in fact there was hardly any investigation following normal procedures
at all .
9 : WTC7 was never hit by a plane !
see what a man who makes his living by blowing up buildings has to say
about WTC7 :
Part1 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3DRhwRN06I
Part2 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sep-HDZoEBM
Part3 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boNzLZInbjU
and here is the mans web-site where you can see some of his demolitions
as a result of the WTC7 demolition vital documents in the Enron-scandal
and other investigations into insider-trading got destroyed .
At Pentagon the documents about the missing billions that Rumsfeld
admitted to on september 10 2001 got destroyed and the subject went
down the memory-hole .

and last : how long do you think a dialysis-patient can survive on the
run in some third-world country ? Prove to me that the latest "bin Ladin
video" is not a re-transmission of previously released footage showing a
person that is claimed to be bin Ladin .
Prove to me that he is even alive .
Prove to me that a gang of corrupt neo-con politicians haven't gained a
lot more from 9-11 than "bin Ladin"

I think we agree on the following : That 9-11 was indeed a conspiracy to
commit a heinous act of mass-murder and that SOME of the claims made by
a few of the truthers are rather outlandish to say the least, f.ex all
the "no-planes" or the "it was a hologram" a UFO etc etc claims .
But please stop your phony "conspiracy-theory" ridiculing; You yourself
believe in a "conspiracy-theory" and I dare say that the supporting
evidence for YOUR theory ( and I don't mean your " the rescue-workers
are getting scammed by insurance"-theory, that is spot-on) is a lot more
questionable than what the sane members of the so-called truth-movement
can come up with . Some of these people are walking encyclopaedias on
the subject and they can fill your head with strange FACTS for hours.
All the debunkers have is name-calling and ridicule.(and Bush's
Official Conspiracy Theory backed by his (C)ommission,his NIST and
Hearst/Chertofs yellow journalism rag Popular Mechanics(r))
Why are none of you right-wingers willing to take a discussion on what
can be factually substantiated ?

And how do you like this for a theory : the Twin Towers weren't exactly
good business with the upcoming asbestos-removal.
Magically they implode before our eyes and the owner makes a fortune
instead of having to spend one to renovate them to modern safety-standards.
Meanwhile the only true heroes of 9-11, all the rescue-workers,
are dying horrible deaths while people are making fortunes and/or
political careers, free-riding on their heroic actions .
That makes me angry and I'm not even an American ..

"Listen carefully now : DO NOT DESTROY OIL-WELLS" Dubya


My name is Jon Gold, and I am a member of the 9/11 Truth Movement. I have raised thousands of dollars for 9/11 First Responders, and was awarded the title of "Honorary Director" for the FealGood Foundation this past Saturday. How much money have you raised for the first responders Judi? How much attention have you brought to their cause? Michael Wolsey from Visibility 9-11 did an entire series on the 9/11 Dust, and Jenna Orkin has been educating people about the environmental impact from 9/11 for years. Incidentally, just because I'm a member of the 9/11 Truth Movement, does not automatically mean that I believe, "the Pentagon was not hit by a commercial jet", and so on. You probably aren't aware, but the family members that fought for the creation of the 9/11 Commission declared that very same commission "derelict in its' duties", and questioned the "entire veracity" of the 9/11 Report, and on 9/11/2006, representatives of the family members called for an entirely new investigation at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. How DARE you lie like this, and call yourself an "award winning journalist." That article you wrote is nothing but a slanderous hit piece, and an apology should be issued immediately.

Jon Gold

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My response to her...


There's not much to be said about your recent article "9/11 Truthers Ignore Tragedy of First Responders" except, it's completely untrue. The fact that thousands of these men and women are dying has been one of our talking point from square one. Here are links to several examples of the "truthers" talking about this issue, which you may have come upon, had you actually done any research before righting your gratuitously insulting article:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCSJ9S-Dhh4 - James Fetzer (Founder - Scholars for 9/11 Truth) discussing the issue at The American Scholars Symposium last summer.

http://www.911blogger.com/node/10149 - A "truther" discussing his attendance at a First Responder benefit concert.

http://www.911blogger.com/node/9715 - An article thanking all the 9/11 truthers who donated to the first responders. In fact, 911blogger.com has donated almost $6,000 to the first responders (probably a lot more than you have done).

Also, several sick first responders appeared on the television show 'The View' a few months back. To inform the public about the lack of help these heroes are experiencing. Who was responsible for this? William Rodriguez, a WTC survivor, and an advocator for 9/11 truth and justice.

These are just a few of MANY examples. It's always good to do a little research before publishing an attack piece that makes you look ridiculously ignorant. Congratulations.

Justin A. Martell
Scholars For 9/11 Truth (SM)
Founder - Student Scholars For 9/11 Truth

Justin A. Martell

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand at the mongrel dogs who teach! Fearing not that I'd become my enemy in the instant that I preach! My pathway led by confusion boats...mutiny from stern to bow!

They posted them...


They posted my "first draft" without the mention of Michael and Jenna... oh well.

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