I thought this was an appropriate story to re-post considering the news about Zelikow. - Jon
November 28th, 2005
9/11 Commission Executive Director Philip Zelikow has deep, lasting ties to several members of both the Bush I and Bush II Administrations. Any one of these connections could have been deemed sufficient to eliminate Zelikow from consideration on the basis of non-independence. Consider:
- Zelikow was an aide to Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to George H.W. Bush;
- Zelikow was part of the Bush II transition team and worked closely with Condoleeza Rice, George W. Bush's National Security Advisor. As advisor to Rice, Zelikow would sit in on high-level meetings on the terror threat in early 2001.
- In 1999 Zelikow co-authored a book with Rice, entitled "Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft."
- Zelikow was appointed to President Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in the aftermath of 9/11.
This is being shot out across the "wire". This is such big news. If you are new to 9/11 Truth, this essentially verifies what we've been saying for a long time. The 9/11 Commission was not a real investigation into the attacks of 9/11. We need a real, criminal investigation. - Jon
By HOPE YEN – 35 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sept. 11 commission's executive director had closer ties with the White House than publicly disclosed and tried to influence the final report in ways that the staff often perceived as limiting the Bush administration's responsibility, a new book says.
Philip Zelikow, a friend of then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, spoke with her several times during the 20-month investigation that closely examined her role in assessing the al-Qaida threat. He also exchanged frequent calls with the White House, including at least four from Bush's chief political adviser at the time, Karl Rove.
Some of you may have seen the news regarding Philip Zelikow. If you watched Keith Olbermann tonight, you were in for a treat. During the time of the 9/11 Commission, the "Jersey Girls" called for the resignation of Philip Zelikow. As you can see from this clip from 9/11: Press For Truth:
Ex-9/11 Panel Chief Denies Secret White House Ties
Book Charges Zelikow May Have Interfered With the 9/11 Commission's Report
By JUSTIN ROOD
Jan. 30, 2008—
The former executive director of the 9/11 Commission denies explosive charges of undisclosed ties to the Bush White House or interference with the panel's report.
The charges are said to be contained in New York Times reporter Philip Shenon's unreleased book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation," according to Max Holland, an author and blogger, and generally confirmed by the book's publisher. Although the book is not slated to hit stores until early next month, Holland says he bought a copy of the audio version at a bookstore. (Attempts to purchase the book, in any format, at the Barnes & Noble across the street from ABC News headquarters were unsuccessful.)
By Max Holland
In a revelation bound to cast a pall over the 9/11 Commission, Philip Shenon will report in a forthcoming book that the panel’s executive director, Philip Zelikow, engaged in “surreptitious” communications with presidential adviser Karl Rove and other Bush administration officials during the commission’s 20-month investigation into the 9/11 attacks.
Philip Zelikow, 9/11 insider, is scheduled to speak at Chautauqua Institution on August 9, 2007 (western New York, near Jamestown).
As Webster Tarpley notes, Zelikow is very important in the 9/11 cover-up.
In 1998, Philip Zelikow published an article in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, entitled CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM: Imagining the Transformative Event. Nearly two years later, PNAC picked up the CFR-Zelikow language, saying that the desired transformation "is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor..."
In part one of this series, we hear from author Webster Tarpley, Professor Graeme MacQueen (religious studies, McMaster University, ret.), Ken Jenkins (filmmaker), and Peter Dale Scott, author.
CIA admits it destroyed tapes of interrogations
Staff members of the Sept. 11 commission, which completed its work in 2004, expressed surprise when they were told that interrogation videotapes existed until 2005.
"The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request," said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and later as a senior counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Were these assurances given under oath?
Hayden Says CIA Videotapes Destroyed
Thanks to www.cooperativeresearch.org
November 1997-August 1998: Future 9/11 Commission Staff Attend Terrorism Study Group; Predict Consequences of ‘Catastrophic Terrorism’
In "Philip Zelikow's Parallel Universe" Paul Zarembka and Snowshoe Films grill Zelikow on the still-living hijackers and WTC-7 until he turns tail and flees. He can run but he can't hide!
This from Paul Zarembka:
The video of the questioning of Philip Zelikow, August 9, 2007,
Chautauqua Institute, New York (7 min.) is available at
A prior Part I is available at http://www.snowshoefilms.com/
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See also: http://www.911blogger.com/node/10542
Paul Zarembka, editor of The Hidden History of 9/11, and Roy and Karen Harvey of www.snowshoefilms.com confronted 9/11 Report novelist Philip Zelikow on August 9th during a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in Buffalo, NY.
Paul had emailed me last week asking what questions I would like to ask Zelikow. Below is my reply, followed by Paul's description of the event.
[from Kevin Barrett]
Here are some questions for Zelikow. Feel free to attribute them to me if you want.
Does he still consider himself an expert on "the creation and maintenance of public myths" as his Wikipedia biography last year said; if so, can he comment on his pathetic attempt to construct and maintain the "public myth" of 9/11; and if not, how did that description end up in his Wiki biography, and why was it taken down?
Was his 1998 article in Foreign Affairs speculating on the psycho-political-cultural effects of a massive Pearl Harbor style terrorist incident in the US such as the destruction of the World Trade Center just a lucky guess, or did he know something the rest of us didn't?
Does his statement that the real reason for the war in Iraq was to protect Israel, and that this reason "dare not speak its name" because it is "not a popular sell" to the American people, mean that it's okay to lie to the American people in order to fool them into sacrificing 50,000 American lives (so far) for Israel--not counting those murdered on 9/11?
[note: I am not convinced that Zelikow's suggestion that the 9/11 wars are ONLY motivated by Zionism is correct...but he needs to be called on it! -KB]
In light of his apparent foreknowledge of 9/11, his direction of the coverup, and his admitted complicity in lying to the American people in order to murder over 50,000 Americans for the sake of a foreign state to which the US is not even allied...how soon does he expect to find himself dangling from the end of a red white and blue rope?
Dr. Kevin Barrett
Coordinator, MUJCA-NET: http://mujca.com
Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth
Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie
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[from Paul Zarembka]
Roy and Karen Harvey of www.snowshoefilms.com -- great material there --
joined me at Chautauqua Institution yesterday for the Zelikow lecture and
some interesting things happened. First, Karen and Roy distribued a pink
leaflet which they and some community activists had prepared, alerting
people to the lecture.
Second, there was radio interview of Zelikow before his 10:45 lecture.
At the end of that, Roy and I both were able to ask one question each and
have clear video footage. I went first and asked how the 9/11 Commission
could just take the names of hijackers without interrogating at all the
accuracy of the list, particularly since up to 11 were reported alive
thereafter. He replied that they had a lot of background material they
couldn't put in, seemingly for space reasons. He also claimed (a lie)
that none of their family members had claimed thereafter as to their being
alive. I replied that this is not correct and that the identities are
BASIC to how the world had moved since 9-11 and that if it were otherwise
the world would be much different. (I held THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF
9-11-2001 in a manner he could not miss -- and he didn't!). At this point
he made mistake, probably because he thought he was in polite company.
He replied that that would be correct! He went on to claim that that
would be in another world (implying, but not saying, that that would be
the world of the 'conspiracy theorists'). He continued to make noises and
finally I ended by simply saying that the Commission had not proven its
(Continued after the jump.)
What would it be?
Philip Zelikow to speak at Chautauqua Institution, Jamestown, NY, August 9th, 2007.
Peter Dale Scott: 9/11, Canada, Left Gatekeepers & Zelikow
Interviewed at the Vancouver 9/11 Conference, June 2007
Veteran political analysis Peter Dale Scott critiques the role of
left gatekeepers for their superficial analysis of American politics
which leaves the criminal structure intact.
courtesy of Snowshoe Films
As everyone knows, Philip Zelikow, the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, is an administration insider whose area of expertise is the creation and maintenance of "public myths" thought to be true, even if not actually true. We all know that he controlled what the Commission did and did not analyze, then limited the scope of the Commission's inquiry so that the overwhelming majority of questions about 9/11 remained unasked (see this article and this article). Zelikow is arguably the single most responsible person in covering up the truth about 9/11.
I find the history and information about this guy fascinating. Notice his "area of academic expertise." Perfect guy for the job.
Read just the bold for the juicy parts.
Philip D. Zelikow
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mike Whitney is right on top with this one. I for myself got the same insight a few days ago, as I learned of the presidents use of this bombing as an excuse for staying there / surge the troops.
This is a must read to understand the philosophy behind the perpetrators.
The bombing of the Golden Mosque
By Mike Whitney
01/20/07 "ICHBlog" -- - We’ve heard a lot about the bombing of Samarra’s Golden Mosque lately. Bush has brought it up twice in the last week alone. It’s a critical part of the administration’s rationale for the occupation of Iraq, so we can expect to be reminded of it nearly as often as 9-11.
The destruction of the Golden-dome Mosque took place in February 2005 and has been identified as the “catalyzing event” that plunged the country into sectarian violence. That, at least, is just the official version. No one knows really what happened because the administration refused to conduct an independent investigation and the media excluded any account that didn’t square with the Pentagon’s spin on events.
What we’re left with is mere speculation.