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Shining Light on Roots of Terrorism By Ray McGovern

While this article does not question the general narrative about how 9/11 happened and who was responsible, it does highlight some important facts about the stated motivations of KSM, Bin Laden and Islamic radicals in general, that the MSM are omitting, as usual- even though its been noted by the 9/11 Commission, Dick Cheney and the Pentagon's Defense Science Board, among others. It's not because "they hate our freedoms"; it's US policy makers' support of tyrant allies in oil-rich nations, and one-sided support for Israel, despite its human rights abuses. - loose nuke

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2009/111509a.html
Shining Light on Roots of Terrorism

By Ray McGovern
November 15, 2009
Media commentary on the upcoming 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has raised concern that state secrets may be divulged, including details about how the Bush administration used torture to extract evidence about al-Qaeda.

“I think that we’re going to shine a light on something that a lot of people don’t want to look at” is how American Civil Liberties Union attorney Denney LeBoeuf put it, according to The New York Times on Saturday.

10/10/08 call to Dennis Miller show about 10/10/01 incident of armed Israeli operatives caught at Mexican Parliament--transcript

Before I forgot about this and we get too far away from the date, I wanted to post this transcript of a call I made to the Dennis Miller Show last year about the 10/10/01 incident of well-armed Israeli operatives getting caught at the Mexican Parliament. It was definitely not my best effort, but I just wanted to put it out there so others can see and critique and learn.

Here is the history commons entry about it:
http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete_911_timeline&geopolitics_and_9/11=israel

And here is a blog entry which might be helpful in understanding this event with a comment from me about the "Strategy of Tension."
Nafeez Ahmed: Calibrating fear - The liquid bomb plot and the long war- http://www.911blogger.com/node/21484
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10/10/08

…By the way I had a chocolate mousse there last night. We’re taking your phone calls, 866-99-DENNIS. Jeremy in Los Angeles-if that’s Ron Jeremy, busy yourself for a few seconds, we’ll be right with you [laughter] 866-99-DENNIS…

FBI Whistleblower Names Names - Transcript, Oct 23 Horton Interview of Edmonds and Cole

This post is to preserve the transcript of Scott Horton's Oct 23 interview of Sibel Edmonds and John Cole- mp3 previously posted at 911blogger here http://www.911blogger.com/node/21726. Please support Horton and antiwar.com by visiting the original:

http://original.antiwar.com/scott/2009/11/01/fbi-whistleblower-names-names/

FBI Whistleblower Names Names
Scott Horton interviews Sibel Edmonds and John M. Cole, November 02, 2009

Interview recorded Oct. 23, 2009. Listen to the interview.

Scott Horton: For Antiwar.com and KAOS Radio 95.9 in Austin, Texas, I’m Scott Horton, and this is Antiwar Radio.

I’m happy to welcome to the show Sibel Edmonds and John M. Cole. Of course, I’ve talked with Sibel, the former FBI translator-turned whistleblower, numerous times on this show and various other shows of mine over the years, and this will be the first time we have John Cole joining her.

Military.com - Ex-FBI Translator Claims Spying at DoD

http://www.military.com/news/article/ex-fbi-translator-claims-spying-at-dod.html

Ex-FBI Translator Claims Spying at DoD
October 21, 2009
Military.com|by Bryant Jordan

After seven years of forced silence, a government whistleblower is opening up on what she learned while working as a Turkish translator for the FBI in the wake of 9/11.

In sworn testimony to attorneys on Aug. 8, Sibel Edmonds described a Pentagon where key personnel helped pass defense secrets to foreign agents or provided them names of knowledgeable officials who were vulnerable to blackmail or co-option.

And firmly rooted in this espionage program in the 1990s, according to Edmonds’ deposition, were two men who, with the election of George W. Bush as president in 2000, found themselves in the Pentagon: Douglas Feith, who would head the Office of Special Plans, and Richard Perle, who would become chairman of the Defense Advisory Board.

Iran's Nuclear Program: Iran truthful, in treaty compliance; US/Israel lying, in treaty violation

hyperlinks and video live at source: http://www.examiner.com/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m9d29-Irans-Nuclear-Program-Iran-in-treaty-compliance-...

The title is of this article is alarming, and accurate. It will brief you on:

· the treaty that manages Iran’s nuclear program,
· the status of compliance with Iran, the US with the UK and now France, and Israel,
· analysis for the disinformation delivered by the US, UK, France, Israel.

Reuters: "Bin Laden warns U.S. on Israel ties", Message Sounds A Little Too Familiar...

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE58D0CX20090914

Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:11am EDT

By Andrew Hammond

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government's close ties with Israel in an apparently new audio tape posted on an Islamist website Monday.

"The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby," Bin Laden's latest tape said.

"The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine."

The message, entitled "A statement to the American people," was around 11 minutes long and was posted a few days after the eighth anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.

Reuters was not immediately able to verify its authenticity but the website often is used by supporters of al Qaeda.

In the tape, the al Qaeda leader said there had been no real change in American policy because U.S. President Barack Obama had retained people like U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates from the administration of former President George W. Bush.

Sibel Edmonds Deposition: Deep Corruption Beneath the Surface

I went to the Sibel Edmonds deposition and shot video of the Q&A sessions outside; click the link for hyperlinks and 24" video:
http://my.nowpublic.com/world/sibel-edmonds-deposition-deep-corruption-beneath-surface

By Erik Larson

Aug 8, 2009, Sibel Edmonds gave a sworn deposition in which she testified to her knowledge of treasonous crimes and corruption involving current and former members of Congress and State and Defense Dept. officials. Given the nature of the deposition, the lines of questioning focused on Turkish espionage and services obtained through bribery and blackmail by Turkish officials and proxies. However, Edmonds has previously disclosed that the corruption involving U.S. officials also includes money laundering, trafficking in drugs, arms and nuclear secrets, U.S. support for Bin Laden/Al Qaeda, and obstruction of FBI investigations related to 9/11, before and after the attacks; she said these things came up “briefly” during the deposition. Edmonds learned of these things from wiretaps she listened to while working as a translator for the FBI in 2001-2002.

Video coverage from VelvetRevolution.us and BradBlog.com

Cynthia McKinney Reportedly Taken Captive By Israeli Navy

Digg!

From 911truth.org:

Cynthia McKinney Reportedly Taken Captive By Israeli Navy

GreenPartyWatch.org
June 30th, 2009 by Ronald Hardy
http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2009/06/30/cynthia-mckinney-reportedly-taken-captive-by-israeli-navy/

The latest from http://www.freegaza.org reports that the humanitarian vessel Spirit of Humanity has been attacked and boarded by the Israelis 23 miles off the coast of Gaza. Former US Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is among the 21 human rights workers taken prisoner off the ship.

Arnaud de Borchgrave presented with 9-11 truth on C-SPAN

Today on C-SPAN, a caller asked a question about the presence of thermite in the World Trade Center dust and its implications for American foreign policy. I wrote the entire program up as an entry for a diary on OpEdNews. The last graph contains the 9-11 question.

New Middle East war on the horizon, says foreign policy expert

By Peter Duveen

PETER'S NEW YORK, Monday, June 1, 2009--In a revealing and informative interview, journalist and foreign policy expert Arnaud de Borchgrave said today there is no relief in sight for what ails the Israelis and the Palestinians, and that a war involving the two parties was all but inevitable. He also said Iran was close to obtaining a nuclear weapon, but that military action against that country by the United States or Israel was not a realistic option.

Israeli Army T-Shirts Mock Dead Palestinian Babies, Bombed Mosques

Dead Palestinian babies and bombed mosques - IDF fashion 2009

"Eavesdropping on the World" - Mark Gaffney takes a look at Bamford's 'Shadow Factory'

(When Mark Gaffney first published his article on "The 9/11 Mystery Plane" at the Journal of 9/11 Studies (PDF), representatives from CNN contacted him and asked Gaffney to "pull it", supposedly due to his use of some CNN screen captures. The article did eventually go back up, and a couple of months later, Anderson Cooper covered the E-4B's appearance on his CNN show. Can you say, "Damage Control"? Cooper covered the 9/11 blogospheric links mentioning Gaffney's article, [including some free advertising for 911blogger], while somehow studiously avoiding any mention of Gaffney's article or the Journal. Ultimately, this only inspired Gaffney to write one of the best books on 9/11 to be published in the last six months, "The 9/11 Mystery Plane: And the Vanishing of America". If you can afford to in this troubled economy, please purchase a copy to show some support for Mr. Gaffney and his publisher, TrineDay. In the piece below, Gaffney provides his observations on Bamford's latest NSA book, which like Kevin Fenton's, are very critical of Bamford's support of the official 9/11 story. -rep.)

Eavesdropping on the World
James Bamford’s new book comes up short on 9/11

by Mark H. Gaffney - March 11, 2009

In January 2009, during Israel’s ferocious attacks on Gaza, there were numerous reports on the Internet that Israeli Prime Minister Olmert had boasted about “wagging the US dog.” Supposedly Olmert bragged that he had pulled Bush off a stage while the president was making a speech and demanded that Bush block a UN Security Council cease-fire resolution. The US had already vetoed an earlier cease-fire resolution in late December, but by the eighth of January, with the death toll rapidly mounting in Gaza, Israel’s war against Hamas was wearing thin. For days US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice had been working with Arab and European governments to craft a cease-fire resolution that every member of the Security Council would support, including the US.

Netanyahu: Al Qaeda to blow up Church of the Resurrection (Christianity's holiest site)

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 Jan 2009, by Damien McElroy in Jerusalem.

Mr Netanyahu, said terrorists would target the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Church of the Resurrection) – Christianity's holiest site, if Israel relinquished control of Jerusalem.

"Radical Islam is willing and will want to attack the symbolic heart of the Christian religion," he said. "This will incur a chain reaction we can't even envision. We will witness an escalation of religious conflict above and beyond the regional conflict we have now."

The leader of the Right-wing Likud opposition recalled that he had warned Islamic terrorists would detonate a nuclear device in the Manhattan World Trade Centre complex in a 1995 book, six years before the Sept 11 attacks.

Israel annexed Jerusalem after the 1967 war and has overseen a massive expansion of the city's Jewish population.

Via Dolorosa-The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Pictures, Images and Photos

The BBC Won't Play This Gaza Aid Appeal

The BBC has been joined by Sky News in their boycott of this aid appeal for the children of Gaza. But you can watch it on YouTube, as the Disasters Emergency Committee has posted the ad;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofuvlx-MGRk

Please post it around the web, we'll just go around the Beeb.

Strong Criticism of Israel's Violent Incursion Into Gaza all over the Internet

(Has Israel finally jumped the shark? It's clear that the attack on the Palestinians has resulted in a massive amount of civilian casualties that can't be merely explained away by claiming that Hamas is using all of these people as human shields. The civilian populace was targeted and murdered with the same casual disregard as the militants. Schools, mosques and the infrastructure in Gaza generally, has been smashed, and the IDF has rolled out experimental weaponry to try out on the Palestinians as if they were lab rats. The Palestinians are certainly captive, but although the U.S. mainstream media is absolutely uncritical of Israel's atrocities, the web is alive with criticism. Here are 6 very useful articles that I found with a quick look on the web over the last couple of days. -- What has this got to do with 9/11? Arguably, Israel would have acted with much more restraint without the 9/11 inspired "War on Terror" to use as a justification for this ramping up of slaughter. This is the horrible legacy of the un-investigated murders of 9/11.)

1. Norman Finkelstein on Russia Today - 1.21.2009

If you only have time to watch a brief video, Finkelstein gives an excellent wrap-up of the Gaza incursion, and its inherently brutal aftermath;

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GAZA: White Phosphorous

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