Middle East dispatch Sept 10, 2001: Muslims internet sites targetted


Middle East dispatchUS pulls the plug on Muslim websitesIslamic groups have condemned a government crackdown on a Texan telecoms company as part of a "witch-hunt", writes Brian Whitaker

Share 61 reddit this, Monday 10 September 2001 11.38 EDT Article history Five hundred websites - many of them with an Arab or Muslim connection - crashed last Wednesday when an anti-terrorism taskforce raided InfoCom Corporation in Texas.

The 80-strong taskforce that descended upon the IT company included FBI agents, Secret Service agents, Diplomatic Security agents, tax inspectors, immigration officials, customs officials, department of commerce officials and computer experts.

Three days later, they were still busy inside the building, reportedly copying every hard disc they could find. InfoCom hosts websites for numerous clients in the Middle East, including al-Jazeera (the satellite TV station), al-Sharq (a daily newspaper in Qatar), and Birzeit (the Palestinian university on the West Bank).

Guardian follows up with a hit piece

Just noticed this insulting column published two days ago in the Guardian, after Peter Tatchell's excellent piece appeared last week. Comments will probably be shut down soon since they usually stay open for 2 – 3 days, so hurry if you want to post. (I'd suggest being polite, reasoned and intelligent, of course.)

The troof is out there

His final advice demonstrates how those who are trying to marginalize people who question 9/11 into an us-and-them dichotomy (his piece falls into the classical mode in this respect) are able to use the loud-mouthed "we know they are guilty and if you don't admit it you're blind or complicit" mentality some "truthers" can't restrain, to persuade others to dismiss us outright:

9/11 - the big cover-up?

From the Guardian, one of Britain's largest newspapers . Please post supportive comments, as the author is taking alot of flak by the disinfo boys for writing the article.

Even the chair of the 9/11 Commission now admits that the official evidence they were given was 'far from the truth'.

Six years after 9/11, the American public have still not been provided with a full and truthful account of the single greatest terror attack in US history.

What they got was a turkey. The 9/11 Commission was hamstrung by official obstruction. It never managed to ascertain the whole truth of what happened on September 11 2001.

The chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, respectively Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, assert in their book, Without Precedent, that they were "set up to fail" and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation. They also confirm that they were denied access to the truth and misled by senior officials in the Pentagon and the federal aviation authority;

LTTE's to The Guardian re-Monbiot,,2007936,00.html

Thumbs up for the Editor to post these LTTE's.

George Monbiot treats me as a "gibbering idiot" in his article on the so-called "9/11 conspiracy virus" (Comment, February 6). I confess to being one of those who has been "infected by a virus" - the virus of scepticism towards the official fairytale on 9/11. This virus, according to Mr Monbiot, has "sucked my brains through my eyes" and made my "lips foam" and my "eyes roll". But I think even presumed patients like me deserve a right to respond to Mr Monbiot's hallucinations.

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Ask the people running the planet

"Ok, now here's your chance: Put your question to the people in charge of this world, and they might just answer.

The BBC has joined the Davos Conversation, linking up with the organisers of the World Economic Forum, plus Buzzmachine, the Guardian newspaper, Huffington Post and Daylife.

Send us a video with your question - don't worry about the technology a webcam recording will do - and the Davos organisers have promised to put a selection of your questions to the presidents, prime ministers and top company bosses coming to Davos."

you know what to do peeps :-)

Guardian mentions 9/11 Truth on "Webcameron"

"Young Dave Fotherington-Cameron's terminally exciting webcameron, we're pleased to say, is fast becoming essential viewing for all those seeking to understand what's really driving the Tory renaissance. A novel new feature, Ask David, allows visitors to post a question they'd like the dear boy to answer and vote for a fortnightly top five, to be graced with a response from His Daveship. So what, we wonder, has been most exercising the minds of the New Model Conservatives this month? Iraq? The NHS? Tax reform? Racism on Celebrity Big Brother? Actually, it's what Dave feels about "the blatant and troubling discrepancies with the official narrative describing the 9/11 attacks" and the "unequivocal fact that we have been lied to". Inexplicably, he hasn't answered it yet.",,1992724,00.html