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Some items on Pakistan/9/11 Connections

This from Paul Thompson at DemocraticUnderground.com;

Pakistan President Musharraf's new book is being serialized in the London Times. Here's a curious excerpt referring to Saeed Sheikh, one of the 9/11 paymasters, an ISI agent, and the killer of reporter Daniel Pearl:

"It is believed in some quarters that while Omar Sheikh was at the LSE he was recruited by the British intelligence agency MI6. It is said that MI6 persuaded him to take an active part in demonstrations against Serbian aggression in Bosnia and even sent him to Kosovo to join the jihad. At some point he probably became a rogue or double agent."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2374550,00.html

There have been other suggestions to this effect, that Saeed was a Western double agent. Note for instance this entry of mine:

1999: 9/11 Funder Offered Deal to Turn Informant
9/11 paymaster Saeed Sheikh, imprisoned in India from 1994 to December 1999 for kidnapping Britons and Americans, meets with a British official and a lawyer nine times while in prison. Supposedly, the visits are to check on his living conditions, since he is a British citizen. (Los Angeles Times, 2/8/2002) However, the London Times will later claim that British intelligence secretly offers amnesty and the ability to “live in London a free man” if he will reveal his links to al-Qaeda. The Times claims that he refuses the offer. (Daily Mail, 7/16/2002; London Times, 7/16/2002) Yet after he is rescued in a hostage swap deal in December, the press reports that he, in fact, is freely able to return to Britain. (Press Trust of India, 1/3/2000) He visits his parents there in 2000 and again in early 2001. (Vanity Fair, 8/2002; BBC, 7/16/2002; Daily Telegraph, 7/16/2002) He is not charged with kidnapping until well after 9/11. Saeed’s kidnap victims call the government’s decision not to try him a “disgrace” and “scandalous.” (Press Trust of India, 1/3/2000) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review later suggests that not only is Saeed closely tied to both the ISI and al-Qaeda, but may also have been working for the CIA: “There are many in (Pakistani President) Musharraf’s government who believe that Saeed Sheikh’s power comes not from the ISI, but from his connections with our own CIA. The theory is that ... Saeed Sheikh was bought and paid for.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/3/2002)

Inexpensive DVDs for Bulk Distribution

Tom Tvedten writes:

Dear Friends in the 9/11 Truth Movement,

I am sending you this e-mail to announce the opening of a new 9/11 DVD web site:

http://www.911dvdproject.com/

We have created this site so that anyone that wants to order 9/11 related DVDs can go to this site, make a selection from our list of titles, and by following the instructions on the site order what he or she wishes. We are asking for a small donation to made after the person requesting the DVDs receives them in the mail, but will send them for free if the person can't afford even the recommended donation.

They are $1 dollar apiece for orders of less than 20 and $ .75 each for orders of 20 or more. We ask that the maximum number of discs in an order be held at 50, but encourage people to reorder when they run out and need more.

order911dvds@yahoo.com

Also, another site for viewing and downloading videos available here:

http://www.question911.com/linksall.htm

Thanks to Dr Jay Lightbearer for sending this information in.

"9/11 Press for Truth" - 1 Week of screenings in Oakland 9/15 - 9/21

SEPTEMBER 15-21 – OAKLAND, CA
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Theatrical exclusive for 1 week:
FRI – SAT: 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
SUN: 5:00, 9:00
MON – WED: 5:00, 7:00, 9:00

For a listing of many other upcoming screenings across the country please visit:
http://www.911pressfortruth.com/showings

To host your own screenings please visit:
http://www.bravenewtheaters.com

Attention Chicago! "9/11 Press for Truth" free screening 9/13/2006.

September 13, 2006 - Portage Theatre - 4050 N. Milwaukee
Doors Open 6:45 - Film Begins 7:30

-Thanks, BB.

Below is my review of "9/11 Press for Truth", written for a general readership. - reprehensor.

9/11 Press for Truth

The new documentary, 9/11 Press for Truth, has been released in time to coincide with the 5th anniversary of 9/11. In stark contrast to big-budget propaganda “docudramas” being churned out by media behemoths like ABC, “9/11 Press for Truth” (heron P4Truth), features no Hollywood draws like Harvey Keitel, and no multi-corporate alliances like the embarrassing and unfortunate team-up between Scholastic and ABC.

The executive producers are Kyle Hence, co-founder of 9/11 Citizens Watch, and Rory O’Connor, co-founder of Globalvision. Other producers are John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, the latter also the Director and co-writer of P4Truth. The heavy lifting was done by Nowosielski in a multi-capacity role, with the final production getting a professional buffing at the Globalvision production suite. (Ken Ellis, Senior Producer at George Lucas’ edutopia, is listed as a co-executive producer in the press kit.)

The fortunate application of professional production acumen makes P4Truth very easy to watch, despite the very uncomfortable message it brings. The message?

The 9/11 Commission failed to deliver the goods.

New "9/11 Press for Truth" review.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00147.htm

By Michael Collins
“Scoop” Independent News
Washington, DC 9/11/06

The new documentary 9/11 Press for Truth premiered on September 10th in Washington, DC. The film played at the nearly packed Landmark E Street Cinema just around the corner from FBI headquarters. While the irony was not intentional, it was clearly appropriate.

In the film’s first five minutes, we hear FBI Director Robert Mueller tell us that the agency simply had no idea that terrorists would ever use planes to attack the United States. Apparently, he also had no idea that one of his top agents sent reports of suspicious Middle Eastern men in commercial flight schools well before 9/11. He had no idea that a 1996 plot was foiled involving the use of planes as weapons against the United States. He also forgot that at the G8 conference of world leaders in Italy just before 9/11, defenses were set up to meet the threat of airplanes used as weapons. This sequencing in the film typifies the skillful presentation of information and themes throughout 9/11 Press for Truth.

This film is a powerful, moving and intelligent exposition of the impact of 911 in the words of survivors and through the carefully collated, analyzed, and connected stories appearing in the press here and overseas. Much of the content is based on author Paul Thompson’s The Complete 9/11 Timeline.

9/11 Widow Lorie Van Auken Comments on Stone's WTC Movie

'World Trade Center': Reviews and Insight - npr.org

One of the best-known "9/11 widows," Lorie Van Auken, tells me that she went to see a comedy recently. She settled into her seat, waiting to laugh -- and then the trailer for Stone's movie exploded across the screen. "And I see people trapped under the rubble and I start crying and running hysterically out of the theater," Lorie says.

Her husband, Kenneth, worked on top of the North Tower, in the investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Lorie and other family survivors played a key role in pressuring Congress and the federal commission to investigate Sept. 11. "I am not going to see the movie," she says. "I've spent five years imagining a million different ways of how my husband was trapped and died, and I've seen a lot of them in my nightmares. I can't handle going to a theater and watching them."

Lorie says she doesn't begrudge Stone for making the film, but says "If I had made it, I would have made it a lot more political and investigative. There are still so many questions about Sept. 11 that the government has never answered."

The article is a couple weeks old, but is newsworthy none the less.

Thanks Jon for the heads up!

New Movie Focused on William Rodriguez in the Works?

LAST MAN OUT OF WTC - nypost.com

The next 9/11 tale to hit the silver screen could be that of a World Trade Center janitor whose heroism helped save hundreds of lives.

William Rodriguez says he is in talks with actors Charlie Sheen and Esai Morales to turn his riveting story into a feature film - and a top writer-director, David Marconi, is already involved in the project.

In a strange twist on the usual 9/11-hero tale, Rodriguez had pursued a federal lawsuit charging that the Sept. 11 attacks were a conspiracy orchestrated by President Bush to justify wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

But the lawsuit, which named Bush and 54 other government officials and agencies, was dismissed in June. And Marconi says the film would be a straightforward tale of heroism.
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Rodriguez met Sheen, Morales and Marconi last month at a 9/11 conference in Los Angeles. "Charlie told me, 'I'd be honored to turn your story into a movie,' " Rodriguez said.