Here are the entries related to this at www.historycommons.org
Correction: The entry at www.historycommons.org says “Saudi Obstructionism,” not John O’Neill.
FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner: “Since 9/11, this country has taken a big turn in a very strange direction.”
Fox Mulder: “They police us, spy on us, tell us that makes us safer. We’ve never been in more danger.”
O’Malley: “…In a state of perpetual war to create “problem” “reaction” “solution” scenarios to distract, enrage and enslave American citizens at home. (photos of George Bush on ship in Iraq) With tools like the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act which abridge the Constitution in the name of national security. The militarization of the police force in cities across the U.S. The building of prison camps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with no stated purpose. The corporate takeover of food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, even the military in clandestine agendas to fatten, dullen, sicken and control the populace already consumed by consumerism.”
(video clip of Bush just after 9/11/2001): “…and I encourage you all to go shopping more.”
O’Malley: “A government that taps your phone, collects your data, and monitors your whereabouts with impunity. A government preparing to use that data against you when it strikes. And the final takeover begins.”….
Abby Martin talks to the Editor of Boiling Frogs Post and Founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Sibel Edmonds, about her story as a whistleblower, the government intentionally thwarting evidence in order to ensure the 9/11 attacks, the TSA and the erosion of civil liberties in a post 9/11 America.
Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq By Paul Bignell
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.
The papers, revealed here for the first time, raise new questions over Britain's involvement in the war, which had divided Tony Blair's cabinet and was voted through only after his claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
The minutes of a series of meetings between ministers and senior oil executives are at odds with the public denials of self-interest from oil companies and Western governments at the time.
The documents were not offered as evidence in the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war. In March 2003, just before Britain went to war, Shell denounced reports that it had held talks with Downing Street about Iraqi oil as "highly inaccurate". BP denied that it had any "strategic interest" in Iraq, while Tony Blair described "the oil conspiracy theory" as "the most absurd".
Cheney’s office misled Colin Powell on Iraq threat, former aide says
The Raw Story, February 19, 2011
Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, said Friday that former vice president Dick Cheney’s office misled his old boss with bogus information to sell the Iraq War to the American people. This talk with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur Friday came in the wake of Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan Al-Janabi nicknamed “Curveball” admitting he lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Office of Political Affairs during the George W. Bush administration violated the law by giving political briefings to political employees, concludes a government report issued Monday.
The report says the electoral success of the Republican Party and possible strategies for achieving it often were on the agenda at some of 75 political briefings at 20 federal agencies from 2001 to 2007.
The Office of Special Counsel concluded that such briefings should take place away from the federal workplace during nonbusiness hours and that attendance should be completely optional.
Those who gave the briefings said they were intended to boost morale among political appointees and provide an overview of the "political landscape."
However, witness testimony, e-mail messages and PowerPoint slides used at some of the briefings indicate that the meetings were more overtly political.
"Because most of the briefings took place during normal business hours and in government buildings, many of the briefings implicated the Hatch Act's prohibition against engaging in political activity while on duty or in a federal workplace," the report found.
I know this doesn't have anything to do with 9/11 directly, but I found it fascinating to go out and gauge people's support for this administration here in the bay area. I thought the truth community would enjoy the content and gain some insight from what people are thinking out here...
news.google/archive shows this interview was originally published 9/26/01 by UPI:
The lack of hits in the google news archive indicates no major US media picked it up. HistoryCommons.org has had an entry based on it, and other interviews Gul gave around 9/11: http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a091401hamidgul#a091401hamidgul Posting the interview in full for posterity.- loose nuke
UPI interview with Hamid Gul
Published: July 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE,
UPI Editor at Large
The Anti-Empire Report
August 4th, 2010
by William Blum
So please tell me again: What's the war about?
When facts are inconvenient, when international law, human rights and history get in the way, when war crimes can't easily be justified or explained away, when logic doesn't help much, the current crop of American political leaders turns to what is now the old reliable: 9/11. We have to fight in Afghanistan because ... somehow ... it's tied into what happened on September 11, 2001. Here's Vice-President Joe Biden: "We know that it was from the space that joins Afghanistan and Pakistan that the attacks of 9/11 occurred." 1
Here's Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): "This is the place [Afghanistan] we were attacked from 9/11." 2
Rep. Mike Pence, the third-ranking House Republican, asserted that the revelations in the Wikileaks documents do not change his view of the Afghan conflict, nor does he expect a shift in public opinion. "Back home in Indiana, people still remember where the attacks on 9/11 came from." 3
Doctors group says Bush Administration conducted medical experiments on detainees
By John Byrne
Monday, June 7th, 2010 -- 8:47 am
A new report by the watchdog group Physicians for Human Rights alleges Monday that the Bush Administration experimented on terrorism suspects during their enhanced interrogation program put in force starting in 2002.
The group admits they have no "smoking gun." But their review, which examined Bush-era documentation, asserted that the administration violated laws set up in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent medical testing on prisoners of war.
The report states that, "Medical personnel were required to monitor all waterboarding practices and collect detailed medical information that was used to design, develop and deploy subsequent waterboarding procedures." Notes the Associated Press:
According to a document obtained by the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on Tuesday March 16, the 9/11 commission was warned on Jan. 6th, 2004 by high-level administration officials to "not cross the line" in the investigation of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.
The document is available at http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/CIA.pdf
Here's a copy of the letter in question (page 26 of the PDF document).
Project for a New American Century lists their office address as 1150 17th Street, Suite 510, Washington DC on their web site front page. http://NewAmericanCentury.Org But, like their misleading advice as a "think tank" this a phony "mail drop" address.
PNAC presented a report called "Rebuilding America's Defenses" written mostly by Chicken Hawks who never joined the military. It said that "it will take a catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor" to get the American public's support for using our military might. Like their "military leadership" the PNAC was about false appearances instead of truth. The PNAC, hiding behind a phony office "front", with a misleading web site, helped get America in to a war over false pretenses.
Bonnie Faulkner hits broadcasting pay dirt (the dirt part is truly dirty) with this highly
disturbing series of Bush dynastic revelations from author Russ Baker, speaking about his new book,
Family of Secrets.
From the program notes, you wouldn't perceive just how disturbing the information is.
"Guns and Butter - "Family of Secrets - The Bush Dynasty"
"Family of Secrets - The Bush Dynasty" with investigative reporter and author, Russ Baker. The Bush family's extensive ties to intelligence; the Kennedy assassination; Nixon and Watergate; W's rise to power. Russ Baker is the author of Family of Secrets - The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It In the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America."
The True September 11 Legacy of George W. Bush
What Did the President Do on 9/11? Why Wonder?
Where was the Commander-in-Chief for the first 41 minutes after Flight 11 was hijacked?
What did he do for the 7 minutes before entering the classroom?
How many first thoughts did George have after being told, "America is under attack"?
How many dozens of excuses did the Bushies put forth for the Presidents 7 minutes of sitting?
What did the Leader of the Free World do for 18 minutes after leaving the classroom?
Where was the Decider for the first 33 minutes after leaving the school?
Even though his term has mercifully ended, George W. Bush and his gang continue to spread the bull as part of his "Legacy Project." They are determined to rewrite history, but the facts don't make for much of a legacy, so all they can do is spin events, lie, and hope that people will forget the details over time. Learn the truth, and spread the truth, and don't allow the history of the Bush presidency to become one of false fables.