Ray Nowosielski lives in New York City where he works as a freelance producer, previously for such organizations as the Emmy winning series VICE on HBO and the Oscar winning documentarian Barbara Kopple. In 2011, he was greeted with an outpouring of support after the CIA threatened him and his colleagues with prosecution under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. He had contacted the agency requesting that two of their employees respond to serious allegations which were later detailed in a 90-minute Amazon-only “investigative podcast” entitled Who is Rich Blee? An advocate for government and corporate transparency and accountability, he has written for Salon and Truth-Out and contributed investigations to The Daily Beast and Gawker. He is best known as the director, co-writer, and producer of the 2006 documentary film "Press For Truth," telling the story of a group of Sept 11th widows' and their struggle to see the creation of the 9/11 Commission.
Insiders voice doubts about CIA’s 9/11 story: Former FBI agents say the agency's bin Laden unit misled them about two hijackers
Source, w/ hyperlinks: http://www.salon.com/2011/10/14/insiders_voice_doubts_cia_911/singleton/
Friday, Oct 14, 2011 8:00 AM EST
Insiders voice doubts about CIA’s 9/11 story
Former FBI agents say the agency's bin Laden unit misled them about two hijackers
By Rory O'Connor and Ray Nowosielski
A growing number of former government insiders — all responsible officials who served in a number of federal posts — are now on record as doubting ex-CIA director George Tenet’s account of events leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Among them are several special agents of the FBI, the former counterterrorism head in the Clinton and Bush administrations, and the chairman of the 9/11 Commission, who told us the CIA chief had been “obviously not forthcoming” in his testimony and had misled the commissioners.
These doubts about the CIA first emerged among a group of 9/11 victims’ families whose struggle to force the government to investigate the causes of the attacks, we chronicled in our 2006 documentary film “Press for Truth.” At that time, we thought we were done with the subject. But tantalizing information unearthed by the 9/11 Commission’s final report and spotted by the families (Chapter 6, footnote 44) raised a question too important to be put aside:
Bush and Clinton counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke alleges that the CIA improperly blocked information from being passed to the FBI which would have stopped 9/11. Many other top counter-terrorism experts question the “official” governmental version of 9/11 as well.
Yesterday, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds – along with producers Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy – named two additional CIA officers who they allege blocked the information from being passed to the FBI. See this, this and this.
According to New Yorker and Wall Street Journal reporter Jane Mayer, one of these CIA agents was also instrumental in U.S. torture and rendition, including the torturing of an innocent man.
It is certainly beyond dispute that 9/11 was foreseeable. And it is beyond dispute that the CIA could have stopped 9/11, but failed to do so.
But other intelligence agencies – like the NSA – were also listening into the hijackers’ phone calls, and an FBI informant rented a room to two hijackers. So it is not like the other agencies were helpless in light of CIA failures. NSA, FBI or other intelligence services could have stopped 9/11 as well. And various government teams tasked with tracking Al Qaeda were disbanded or stopped prior to 9/11. See this.
Today, Secrecy Kills.com released part 1 of their audio documentary, 'Who Is Rich Blee?'
The podcast can be found at the Secrecy Kills website.
The investigative work was originally to be released on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but the creators of the documentary were threatened with federal prosecution by the CIA because they had unearthed the names of two CIA agents involved in the withholding of key information from the FBI and Whitehouse.
Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy released a statement in response to the CIA threat that is also available on their website.
[This is an outstanding piece of journalism that has taken Ray and John several years to bring to us. The work of people like Paul Thompson and Kevin Fenton has been a tremendous help to the 9/11 truth, justice, and accountability movement for many years now. I urge everyone that is interested in the truth of 9/11 to disseminate this as widely as you can. Part 2 will become available on October 11, 2011. -zbh]
I can’t speak for the rest of you. I can only speak for myself. For almost 9 years now, I have done my very best to tell the next person about the lies of 9/11. To try and get the media to cover certain issues pertaining to 9/11, and to try and bring justice to the families that lost someone that day, and to the people of the world. Because as I’ve said several times, we were all attacked that day.
Almost every waking minute, I try and think about how to get a “foot in the door,” as far as getting the debate about 9/11 back on the table, so we can finally find out what happened that day and who was ultimately responsible. I’ve written article after article, created movie after movie, contacted journalist after journalist in the hopes of finally breaking through the wall that has been put up around the myth of 9/11. In one way or another, that is basically what everyone who advocates for this cause tries to do.
From 2003 to 2006, I devoted much of my life to directing the documentary Press For Truth. I and my colleagues made this movie because we wanted to make a wider audience aware of the amazing story and important issues championed by our heroes, "the Jersey Girls".
These four mothers from New Jersey, widowed on 9/11, were still fresh in their grief as they began a noble fight for what they saw as a common sense cause: an independent investigation. Such an endeavor, they felt, would determine all pertinent facts related to the murder of their husbands so that We the People would have the necessary information to properly deal with any and all wrongdoers and to fix any problems with America's systems of protection for it's citizens. Only by doing this could they ensure that nothing like what happened to their loved ones would ever happen to anyone else's loved ones.
Ray Nowosielski sent this out. It's very funny.