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Change.org Censors 9/11 Truth

Censored Idea

news.ReOpen911.info by Spotless Mind
Translated by DJDaveMark
December 1st, 2008

The administrators at Change.org have deleted the idea for a new investigation into 9/11.

They declared that a new investigation into the attacks – which gave the Bush Administration the power to spy on it's own citizens, to torture, to launch two preventative wars based on lies and more generally to trample all over the Constitution – was "outside the scope" of the site's stated mission and therefore didn't meet their criteria for "specific policy solutions". It doesn't matter how many people want to know the Truth about 9/11, they refuse to have the idea promoted and discussed on their site.

Because of this censorship, the Change.org site has shown that it isn't a "social platform" but, rather, just another gatekeeper of 9/11 Truth.

When the idea was pulled, it was by far the most popular, comfortably occupying the top spot, totaling at least 660 votes (twice the amount of the next best rated idea) only 48 hours after being submitted. On a side note, the other proposed ideas had a 3 week head start, and the 9/11 Truth idea was only just warming up.

Why (pretend to) ask the citizens for ideas then simply delete the most popular? It seems like all of this is more of a joke than a wishful expression for democracy…

Here is the e-mail received by everyone who voted (and to whom we thank for voting):

'Israel tasked with spying on Americans'

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the White House launched a massive program to spy on millions of Americans, best-selling author James Bamford has claimed in his latest book, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.

Bamford is a celebrated journalist who writes about US intelligence agencies.

According to the author, the National Security Agency (NSA) was tasked with monitoring 'billions of private hard-line, cell, and wireless telephone conversations; text, e-mail and instant Internet messages; Web-page histories, faxes, and computer hard drives'.

The two largest American telecom companies AT&T and Verizon collaborated with the NSA, assisting the federal government in eavesdropping on their customers.

Bamford maintains that the bugging of the entire two networks, 'carrying billions of American communications every day', were handed to two companies founded in Israel.

Verint and Narus, the two Israeli corporations, are 'super intrusive -- conducting mass surveillance on both international and domestic communications 24/7,' and sifting traffic at 'key Internet gateways' around the US, Bamford claims.

Obama picks pro-Israel hardliner for top post

Ali Abunimah
The Electronic Intifada
5 November 2008

During the United States election campaign, racists and pro-Israel hardliners tried to make an issue out of President-elect Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein. Such people might take comfort in another middle name, that of Obama's pick for White House Chief of Staff: Rahm Israel Emanuel.

Emanuel is Obama's first high-level appointment and it's one likely to disappointment those who hoped the president-elect would break with the George W. Bush Administration's pro-Israel policies. White House Chief of Staff is often considered the most powerful office in the executive branch, next to the president. Obama has offered Emanuel the position according to Democratic party sources cited by media including Reuters and The New York Times. While Emanuel is expected to accept the post, that had not been confirmed by Wednesday evening the day after the election.

Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen Linked to Mossad

September 17 U.S. embassy bombing:attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen Linked to Mossad

http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/8534
via
http://www.iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/178414

Saturday Oct 11th, 2008 5:34 PM

Dubai, Oct 8 (IANS) A terrorist cell busted in Yemen last month after a suicide attack on the US embassy there had links with an Israeli intelligence agency, the state-run Saba news agency reported.The report, quoting an unnamed source, said investigations and data retrieved from a computer seized from the cell, showed there was correspondence between the Islamic Jihad group’s deputy leader Bassam Abdullah Fadhel Al-Haidari and an Israeli intelligence agency. Saba quoted the source as saying that the correspondence between the two sides included a request from the Israeli side to implement terrorist attacks inside Yemen.
Wed, 2008-10-08

Remember the attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen last month that took the lives of eighteen people? A group calling themselves "Islamic Jihad" claimed responsibility for the blast. It has a nice, scary ring to it hasn't it? "Islamic Jihad" also happens to be the name of a group that operates out of Gaza.

Cyber Security Expert: Hackers Planning To Steal Election For McCain Paul Joseph Watson

I read this yesterday and took it with a teaspoon (not quite a grain) of salt . . . but it didn't weigh too heavily on me until I heard the tail end of a talk show last night on Sirius discussing this, and how Rove has been stealing elections since his college days, which most of us reading this know already. Spoonamore apparently is one of just a few people who is aware of the whole rigged elections plan; not just a compartmentalized piece . . .

Sounds like Spoonamore is a dead man. And now I see how easily martial law could be implemented here.

Betsy

Cyber Security Expert: Hackers Planning To Steal Election For McCain

Spoonamore says electronic voting machines represent national security threat, Israel, China and Russia have capability to rig presidential outcome

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Stephen Spoonamore warns in a new interview that electronic voting machines represent a national security threat and that hackers are already planning to steal the 2008 presidential election for John McCain.

Bailout Mania * WTC science * Extremists

Flyby News Notes -
Editor - Jonathan Mark - www.FlybyNews.com
September 29, 2008 - Bailout Mania * WTC science * Extremists

"..After stealing a half trillion dollars to line the pockets
of their war-profiteering backers for the past five years,
after lining the pockets of their fellow oilmen to the tune
of over a hundred billion dollars in just the last two years,
Bush and his cronies -- who must soon vacate the White House
-- are looting the U.S. Treasury of every dollar they can grab.."

-- Michael Moore

1) Bailout Out of Balance, loses footing, what is next
- - Bailout bill fails on first House vote; what next is unclear
- - The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning says Michael Moore
- - The Bailout Is - Literally - Fascist
- - US Banking Collapse a 'Controlled Demolition' (and other tales)
- - David Ray Griffin: Bush Doctrine enters American vocabulary
- - Vice President Dick Cheney's Incredible and Deadly Lie
- - US Combat Troops in Iraq repatriated to 'help with civil unrest'
2) Scientists, Scholars, Architects & Engineers respond to NIST and more
- - Statement of September 11th Advocates Regarding NIST WTC7 report

WeAreChangeLA questions Sumner Redstone, CEO of Viacom, about truth in media, 9/11, false-flags and non-existent Mossad assets

On September 18, 2008, Paramount Studios in Hollywood hosted a red carpet gala entitled "Hollywood Salutes Israel" held in honor of the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel. Many stars were invited. Some came, many did not.

While folks were maintaining an outreach and visibility presence on the street, Stewart Howe obtained press passes for himself and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel to attend the red carpet event on behalf of WeAreChangeLA Media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnivipUAVV8
They obtained a few interviews, including Sumner Redstone, CEO of Viacom, which owns Paramount Pictures, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actor Jason Alexander from "Seinfeld."

Israel's Olmert Formally Resigns

You may have heard me say in the past with regards to the idea that if you critique Israel, you are being anti-semitic, "Judaism is a religion, and Israel is a country. If you critique Israel's Government, that doesn't mean you are critiquing Judaism. They have corrupt Government officials just like we do." Here is a perfect example of that. - Jon

Source: rawstory.com

Agence France-Presse
Published: Sunday September 21, 2008

JERUSALEM — Israel's scandal-tainted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resigned on Sunday, local television reported, setting the stage for more weeks of political turmoil as the horse-trading begins to form a new government.

Olmert submitted his resignation to President Shimon Peres, who now has a week to designate the party leader who will form the next government, the television said.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who replaced Olmert as head of the centrist Kadima party in a leadership vote on Wednesday, is hoping to become only the second woman prime minister in the nation's history.

WeAreChangeLA calls KPFK's Don Bustany about U.S./Israeli false-flag ops, historical/contemporary, interrupted/'successful'

On the 8/13/08 edition of the weekly show "Middle East in Focus" on KPFK, the Pacifica affiliate here in LA, host Don Bustany had on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Roy Gutman, who recently authored "How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmNMU1Nbfjk

Why Bush folded on Iran by Juan Cole

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/07/31/iran/

July 31, 2008 | Pundits and diplomats nearly got whiplash from the double take they did when George W. Bush sent the No. 3 man in the State Department to sit at a table on July 19 across from an Iranian negotiator, without any preconditions. When Bush had addressed the Israeli Knesset in May, he made headlines by denouncing any negotiation with "terrorists and radicals" as "the false comfort of appeasement." What drove W. to undermine John McCain by suddenly adopting Barack Obama's foreign policy prescription on Iran?

Philip Giraldi: Beware of Israeli False Flag Attacks in Iraq

(See also Ray McGovern's False Flag Warning, also see this blog on the USS Liberty. -rep.)

Via Scott Horton's www.TheStressBlog.com quoting Philip Giraldi at www.AmConMag.com:

Would the Israeli government murder Americans in Iraq to make it look like Iran did it? Of course they would if they thought it necessary, don’t be childish.

The question is whether the current employee types who talked to Giraldi actually have something material they’re going on here. - Scott Horton

"Some intel types are beginning to express concerns that the Israelis might do something completely crazy to get the US involved. There are a number of possible “false flag” scenarios in which the Israelis could insert a commando team in the Persian Gulf or use some of their people inside Iraq to stage an incident that they will make to look Iranian, either by employing Iranian weapons or by leaving a communications footprint that points to Tehran’s involvement." - Philip Giraldi

Read the rest.
If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel
Posted on July 24th, 2008 by Philip Giraldi

Israel Planning a September/October Surprise? By Ray McGovern

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20300.htm

Israel Planning a September/October Surprise?

By Ray McGovern

17/07/08 "ICH" -- -You say you expected more rhetoric than reality from Senators Obama and McCain yesterday in their speeches on Iraq and Afghanistan? Well, that’s certainly what you got.

What I find nonetheless amazing is how they, and the pundits, have taken such little notice of the dramatic change in the political landscape occasioned by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s bombshell on July 7 — his insistence on a “timetable” for withdrawal of US troops before any accord is reached on their staying past the turn of the year.

Responding to a question at his press conference yesterday, President George W. Bush showed that he was vaguely aware that the timetable is, as Robert Dreyfuss says (in Truthout, July 7), a “big deal.” Bush even alluded haltingly to the possibility of extending the UN mandate still further.

President Bush Backs Israeli Plan for Strike on Iran By Uzi Mahnaimi in Washington July 13, 2008

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20274.htm

President Bush Backs Israeli Plan for Strike on Iran

As Tehran tests new missiles, America believes only a show of force can deter President Ahmadinejad

By Uzi Mahnaimi in Washington

13/07/08 "The Times" -- -President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down, according to a senior Pentagon official.

Despite the opposition of his own generals and widespread scepticism that America is ready to risk the military, political and economic consequences of an airborne strike on Iran, the president has given an “amber light” to an Israeli plan to attack Iran’s main nuclear sites with long-range bombing sorties, the official told The Sunday Times.

“Amber means get on with your preparations, stand by for immediate attack and tell us when you’re ready,” the official said. But the Israelis have also been told that they can expect no help from American forces and will not be able to use US military bases in Iraq for logistical support.

Islamophobia and the "War on Terror": the Continuing Pretext for U.S. Imperial Conquest

(Seven Stories Press of New York is publishing an affordable softcover version of the invaluable scholarly volume, The Hidden History of 9-11. Here is their page dedicated to this updated second edition. To promote the book, Seven Stories has allowed us to publish an online version of the chapter by Professor Diana Ralph, dealing with the historical roots of "international terrorism", Islamophobia, and imperial aggression. This chapter is typical of the scholarly detail in "Hidden History". If you enjoy this chapter, please consider pre-ordering at Amazon, or Powell's, or ordering directly from the Seven Stories website. Anyone interested in purchasing a bulk quantity should email Lars: lars@sevenstories.com )


ISLAMOPHOBIA AND THE ‘‘WAR ON TERROR’’: THE CONTINUING PRETEXT FOR U.S. IMPERIAL CONQUEST
© Diana Ralph, Ph.D.

Abstract

The 9-11 attacks were the pretext which sold the myth of evil Muslim terrorists imminently threatening Americans. That tale allowed the Cheney-led members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to implement their 1990 DPG plan for world control. The “war on terror” has nothing to do with protecting the U.S. and world’s people from “terrorists”, and everything to do with securing the American empire abroad and muzzling democracy and human rights at home. Designed to inspire popular support for U.S. wars of world conquest, it is modeled on Islamophobic stereotypes, policies, and political structures developed by the Israeli Likkud and Bush Sr. since 1979. To defeat this plan, we must overcome our Islamophobic fear of “terrorists” and stand in solidarity with Muslims.

1. Why a 9-11 Pretext?

…the War against Terror is not really about terror….It’s about a superpower’s self destructive impulse toward supremacy, stranglehold, global hegemony. (Arundathi Roy, 2004, p. 34).

Researchers are uncovering extensive, credible evidence that the official account of the 9-11 attacks is untenable. Although al Qaeda may have had the resources to get hijackers onto planes with box cutters, it did not have the power to shut down FBI investigations of the suspected hijackers, to set up distracting war games on 9-11-01, to issue stand-down orders preventing effective military response, or to cause two WTC towers plus Building 7 to collapse using demolition explosives (Griffin, 2004; 2005). Western intelligence knew about the 9-11 attack plans as early as 1995, and may have facilitated and exploited them for their own ends. Some suggest that the U.S. may even have directly planned and carried them out flying the planes by remote control.1 Regardless of whether it simply facilitated the attacks or carried them out themselves, there is little doubt that the U.S. was involved (Ahmed, 2002, pp. 82-83).

If this is true, we need to ask, why would U.S. leaders risk such a colossal crime against the American people? What was the motive? What is the real agenda behind the “war on terror”? Is the security of Western (non-Muslim) people really threatened by Muslim fundamentalists, or have Muslims just replaced “communists” in the role of “enemy”?

This chapter explores the real motives and the Islamophobic cover story which underly the U.S. “war on terror”. It focuses on the inter-twined histories of Dick Cheney’s plan for world control and Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign for a “war on terror” against those critical of Israel and the United States. The “war on terror” distorts the concepts of “terrorism” and “security” in order to frighten Americans into sacrificing their actual security and into colluding in an unprecedented imperial campaign for world control. It poses a false dichotomy between “radical” and “moderate” Muslims, demonizing them when it is convenient for Western powers, and rewarding them as “moderates” when they serve Western interests, regardless of their actual ideologies or practices. Both for Muslims worldwide and those living in Western countries, the consequences have been catastrophic.