Sen. John McCain
Obama roasts John McCain at Charity Dinner, some two weeks before the election. Very funny.
Obama is a truly talented comedian, and John McCain has a hard time concealing that he enjoys it. Wonderful to see.
Question: Can this sense of humor and timing be useful as President? Let us hope so.
On October 4, 2008, Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin made an appearance in Southern California. Stewart Howe, of WeAreChangeLA, was on hand to bring the message of 9/11 truth peacefully to the event.
Naomi Wolf's "End Of America" unfolds at Hofstra U. as Police State Tramples IVAW Questions to Candidates
A group of peaceful IVAW Veterans with aspirations to contribute questions for Presidential Debate use was turned away prior to the debate, brutally trampled by mounted police, and arrested. Why won't Obama or McCain hear what these former servicemembers have to say? Pictures below (viewer discretion advised),
Pictures courtesy of Bill Perry of Delaware Valley Veterans For America,
IVAW Press Release and relevant news links below pictures. More will be added as it becomes available.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2008
Iraq War Veterans Arrested While Attempting to Deliver Questions to Obama and McCain
You Tube: Letterman Mocks McCain for Several Minutes During Show, Keith Olbermann Replacement Guest (Taped September 24, 2008)
A 9:11 (9 minutes, 11 seconds) moment you won't want to miss.
This makes me sick.
In regards to 9/11 . . . "They would never . . . " ?? Of course they would. More evidence of a pattern whereby the ends justify the means, no matter the human or collateral cost.
SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2008
McCain and the POW Cover-Up
Thursday 18 September 2008
by: Sydney H. Schanberg, The Nation
Upon return from Vietnam, John McCain greets then-President Richard Nixon. (Photo: File)
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn't return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
9/11 Accomplices vie for US Presidency
Obama and McCain campaigns fan "war on terrorism" hysteria
By Larry Chin
Global Research, September 7, 2008
In his much-ballyhooed acceptance speech, Barack Obama declared that he would "finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11". If Obama wishes to be true to his promise, he could begin with his own running mate, Senator Joe Biden.
Biden and the ISI chief
Biden was one of several top Washington officials who met with Lieutenant General Mahmoud Ahmad, the head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on and around September 11, 2001.
The ISI is a foreign branch of the CIA. "Al-Qaeda" is a covert operation that is managed by Anglo-American military-intelligence. Ahmad, the "9/11 money man" who delivered funds to alleged lead suicide hijacker Mohammed Atta prior to the attacks, met personally with Biden on September 13, 2001.
by Michael Jackman
Recently, I reported on Barack Obama’s foreign policy advisors and discussed figures such as Lee Hamilton and Tim Roemer, and their potential conflicts of interest and past experience. This week I want to go into the Republican Nominee Senator John McCain and his advisors as well as the Iraq War. Watching the RNC, one can certainly see they are getting as much mileage as possible out of the events of 9/11 and continuing to scare the populous into supporting their platform, and continued war. Democrats and other McCain nay-sayers have been repeatedly saying how McCain has voted with and supported the Bush Administration “ninety percent of the time.” That is true, but it appears to be a lot worse than that when it comes to foreign policy and neo-conservative views of war and imperialism with which McCain agrees and surrounds himself.
Something I wrote 6/21/2006 - Jon.
Remembering The "Lessons Of September The 11th"
President Bush seems to think that we have a poor memory. He seems to think that we're just not that bright.
We've got news for you President Bush. The "Lessons Of September The 11th" will be something we will NEVER forget.
Since 9/11, we have learned about things like what an "Anthrax Attack" is.
We've learned that our media isn't interested in the truth.
McCain asked about PNAC and 9/11 at town hall
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday July 10, 2008
During a town hall event in Portsmouth, OH on Wednesday, John McCain was asked by a member of the audience whether his links to the parent organization of the Project for a New American Century explain why he has been reluctant to support calls for a new investigation of 9/11.
The questioner began, "I was curious about a document. Back in September of 2000, the Project for a New American Century, or PNAC, whose members included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush and Paul Wolfowitz, wrote a document entitled 'Rebuilding Americans Defenses.'"
This item was covered on MSNBC Countdown tonight at 8:43 EST
James Moore, contributor to Huffington Post was interviewed with scathing results by Rachel Maddow in for Olbermann.
On orders from Senator John McCain's security detail, Denver police escorted a 61-year-old woman away who was holding a sign "McCain = Bush"
by Lewis Seiler,Dan Hamburg
San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Charlie Black, senior adviser to John McCain, caused a fluff by saying that a terrorist attack on U.S. soil would be a "big advantage" to his candidate.
No one mentioned that eight years ago, the Project for a New American Century called for "a new Pearl Harbor" that could move the American people to accept the neoconservative vision of militarized global domination. Then 9/11 happened, lifting George W. Bush from the shadows of a disputed election to the heights of a "war presidency."
Even CBS Evening News covered McCain's advider's comment to Fortune that a new terrorist attack on U.S. soil would benefit McCain. Bookmark this video, it's going to come in very handy in a few months...
From Blair Gadsby:
What a ride! The “Hungry for 9/11 Truth” hunger strike has ended and I am on the mend. Time has come to finalize my thoughts on the event and to comment upon what I believe we have accomplished.
As of today, Monday June 16, I have had four full days of recovery and my weight has increased to 136lbs from a low of 124lbs when my fast ended. The first two days of post-fast were rough. I was in no shape to communicate with anyone and I stayed under the constant observation of my dear wife and nurse.
I went to my doctor on Thursday, June 12 and received the results of my lab work, which was obtained on Day 11 of the strike. He was surprised at some of the changes in values since my pre-fast lab work-up, and confirmed that indeed my body was responding to a lack of nutrition. I will be going in for follow-up labs in another couple of weeks. He warned me of some permanent side effects that could result from the fast, most especially in my kidney and liver functions; however, I am once again feeling very healthy and expect a full recovery.
Let me state that I owe a deep debt of gratitude to all those who stood with me, those near and those far away, through the seventeen days of “camping out” at Senator McCain’s Phoenix office. Special mention needs to be made to three outstanding men: John, Larry, and Rick. These fellows saw to it that I was never alone in my vigil. They each stood-up to the plate and committed themselves to my well-being and safety. Each sat for untallied hours with me, and I could not have asked for better company…you guys are the best!
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Given that Blair Gadsby has announced the end of his inspiring 17 day hunger strike, it is time for us to fax-bomb John McCain telling him how disappointed we are that he was unwilling to even listen to a citizen of this country who was on a hunger strike for something he believed John McCain should hear. Let’s tell John McCain his allegiances are obvious, and he will definitely not be getting any of our votes. Such a closed mind is not fit to be President of the United States. Usually, a polite tone is preferable, though in this case it only seems natural to let your anger and disappointment known to John McCain. His actions in this case are unforgivable.
Please take two minutes to fax John McCain’s Washington D.C. office. You can send a free fax at http://www.faxzero.com . Let all of Washington hear the news. We are many, we want the truth, and we are never going to stop until we get it.
John McCain’s Washington D.C. fax number: 202-228-2862
Day 17 of Blair's hunger strike for 9/11 Truth came and went with dozens of citizens stopping by to give Blair their thanks and appreciation for a selfless act dedicated to the Truth about 9/11. Alex Jones interviewed Blair and Senator Johnson today as well as Mike Rivero of Whatreallyhappened.com and Jeff Farias from Nova M radio. Blair decided Day 17 would be his last day fasting for truth. His weight has dropped to 124 lbs from a normal of 155 lbs. Given the amount of press coverage, good or bad, generated from his hunger strike, the fantastic speech by Senator Johnson on the floor of the Arizona Senate and the apparent lack of concern by Senator McCain. Blair has decided that 17 days was enough. What better day than the 11th of the month? He has asked the staff of Senator McCain to forward any response from him to Blair's home address. What started out as an individual, sitting in a lawn chair, seeking a response from his elected representative in Washington D.C. ended with a positive response, not from the elected senator and not just from people in Phoenix, but from all over the world. People everywhere are hungry for the truth, and they are tired of being lied to. Email came from all over the country and globe. The people know about 9/11. The spell is wearing off. We may still be a silent majority, but we know. If anything is learned from this, it is the historical fact that one individual can make a difference and a contribution to better their city, their state and their world. Don't let anyone tell you differently. In my opinion Blair Gadsby has solidified that notion and he raised the bar a little in the process.
In the next few days Blair would like to issue a statement and as soon as he is ready we will post his words, and or video, here on 911 Blogger. Many thanks for everyone's support in this effort. Stay Hungry.
A personal thank you to "Charlie and the Human Tornado" of Tucson 9/11 Truth.
Tuesday is going to be a big day for Blair, Please take a few minutes out of your day to call the National television Networks and demand coverage of this event. with all the local outlets covering the event the video is just a phone call away. Local video professional will be providing a pool feed for stations not willing to drive down town with a camera. -Drew
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Email forms for all CBS news programs
Day 14: Blair was once again visited by many citizens from the Phoenix area. He remains in good sprite and health. I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to take 10 minutes out of Monday morning or afternoon and call one or two of John McCains offices and ask Mr. McCain to sit down with Richard Gage as soon as possible. This request has been made officially to McCain's Arizona staff and could possibly be fulfilled with your help.
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
5353 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
4703 South Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
407 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Did anyone see the Plane?
Members of the Arizona truth movement meet for 45 minutes with John McCain's Arizona state director, Paul Hickman.
Blair was asked to brief Mr. Hickman on what his Hunger Strike is all about. Blair clearly communicated that John McCain has endorsed and written the foreward to a Book called “Debunking 9/11 Myths”. Blair explained that it is his belief that John McCain either knows that 9/11 was an inside job, or that he has been lied to about the evidence supporting the 9/11 Commission Report. Blair stated that he wanted a 2 hour meeting commitment some time in the future to meet with John McCain to present our side’s questions to the issue of 9/11 Truth. Richard Gage has agreed to meet with Senator McCain on a moments notice.
As we sat in his office we invited Mr. Hickman to view the collapse of WTC 7 on his computer and he cordially allowed us to pull-up the videos, he then viewed 3 different angled views of Building 7's collapse. He stated that he had never seen this footage, and when asked later what his thoughts and reaction to seeing the footage of the building collapse, he then stated “it is interesting”. He also asked us directly – “What was in building 7?” We of course answered the SEC, FBI, Secret Service, Gulliani’s Protective Bunker etc.
Mr. Hickman assured us that he would brief John McCain on our Hunger Strike, on the information that we had provided him including the WTC7 videos of the buildings collapse. We followed up by saying that time is of the essence, that our friend Blair was weakening and that a response today, tomorrow or Sunday would be preferable. We do not want Blair to tax his system any further. Mr. Hickman nodded in agreement that he understood.
Please keep Blair in your constant thoughts and prayers. He was visibly weakened as we left the office. This is Day 12 of Blair not eating.
The good news is just that, NEWS Coverage! Seeing a hard copy of the paper this morning gave Blair a big boost of energy. KTVK Channel 3 sent out a camera man this morning and interviewed Blair. Shortly after noon two McCain Staff Members came out to the curb and offered to sit down with Blair, Gage and Jones and allow them to present our side of the story to McCain's staff, Blair stood his ground and once again stated that he must have a two hour sit down with McCain and allow media to be present.
Blair was a busy man today, doing 5 interviews for Radio and Television. A second reporter from the Arizona Republic is schedule to come do an interview with Blair in the morning.
Day 9 of Blair Gadsby's Hunger Strike for 9/11 Truth brought two radio interviews and a phone interview from The Arizona Republic. Blair responded to Senator McCain's letter and Senator Karen Johnson issued her own written request to Sen. McCain urging him to meet with Blair, and both Blair and Senator Johnson were interviewed by Jack Blood on GCN radio network. It seems as though Blair has cracked the veil of silence from the MSM as his 9/11 concerns will be stated in a Arizona Republic newspaper article. Your constant calls, email and faxes to the MSM are working. Now is not the time to slow down or scale back our efforts. Your actions are empowering Blair and he feels it's because of your efforts that this hunger strike is receiving so much attention. It's time to push back. Could the summer of truth bring a crashing blow to the biggest cover-up of our time?
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Day 8 of Blair Gadsby's hunger strike for 9/11 Truth was met with opposition and a written response from the office of U.S. Senator John McCain. Blair was approached by the property manager at McCain's office and a Phoenix police officer and was told to remove his signs, stating that he was on private property. Numerous signs and banners have been surrounding Blair during his hunger strike to add to the visual affect. Wanting to comply with the law we had no choice but to remove the signs and now he has only what he can physically hold. Later in the day Blair made yet another visit inside the office to hand deliver a request to meet with Senator McCain. At this moment Blair was handed a written response to his request that stated the Senator's schedule would not permit him to meet with you at this time. If you notice the date on the letter, May 30th!! They let Blair sit outside, in 100 plus degree weather, on a hunger strike while that letter sat on someone's desk inside the office all weekend.
Blair is preparing a response to deliver back to the office of John McCain. (Image below the fold.)
This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes Blair Gadsby who is now in day 8 of his Hungry for Truth street action outside of the Phoenix office of Republican Neo-Con boot lick and presidential candidate John McCain. Blair has repeatedly requested an audience with the Senator and has pledged to camp outside his office 17 hours a day and continue his hunger strike for as long as possible or until Mr. McCain agrees to meet with him. So far, Blair's efforts have been met upon with the deaf ears of Mr. McCain and the mainstream media establishment. Visibility 9-11 urges all listeners and interested parties to 1) Contact John McCain's Senatorial offices and tell them you want Mr. McCain to speak with Blair, and 2) Contact the local Phoenix media outlets as well as the national media representatives and urge them to DO THEIR JOB and cover this historic non-violent action for 9-11 truth. All contact info below.
JOHN MC CAIN SENATE CONTACTS
· Phoenix Office:
5353 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Braving temperatures reaching 104 degrees and denying himself food, one man's epic struggle to find the truth about 9/11 has resulted in a outpouring of support across the United States and around the world. Blair Gadsby has completed day 7 of his first ever Hunger Strike for 9/11 truth. In seven days Gadsby has been interviewed 6 times by the alternative media while being largely ignored by the MSM. No surprise there. On day seven a large rally was held to cheer Blair on as he enters week 2. Fifty plus people showed up at various times throughout the evening to give Blair their support. During a internet radio interview conducted by Cosmos of truthaction.org, Blair received a call from Sydney Australia. This proves that news of Blair's hunger strike is circling the globe and hopefully his efforts will inspire others to stand up and demand a new investigation. Blair also received well wishes and a personal email from David Ray Griffin who stated:
"Whether you will be successful with your main goal (to get a conversation with Senator John McCain) remains to be seen. But even if not, you will have succeeded in bringing public attention to the most important question of our time: whether the official account of 9/11 is false." -DRG
Hungry for Truth – Day 6
Blair is in terrific spirits and amazed at his own incredible energy. Temperatures reached 101F, but it’s a dry heat in Arizona. Blair is logging and maintaining his hydration. Traffic crews were out on 16th Street today diverting traffic into one lane which forced drivers to drive slowly past us for hours. We received about 15:1 ratio of well wishers for every negative gesture giving us a great emotional lift all day long. This is an amazing increase in the ratio from what we experienced 6 months ago with our street actions. Also of note, Blair is getting somewhat of a following from the folks that drive-by each day and live near McCain’s office, including lots of honking and yells of support. This is terrific stuff which I hope all of our supporters can envision and appreciate. We wish you all could be here with us.
Hello Everyone. Today is DAY 5 of the fast and another good day for
Blair! As you can see from the attached photo, he's still on his feet
and feeling fine! While we were visiting him today at lunch, he handed
out brochures to motorists who pulled up to the curb, and he had a
couple of conversations with pedestrians who stopped to inquire.
Friends Larry and John are spending the day with Blair again and nagging
him to drink. He lost another pound but says he feels mighty fine.
Blair continues his hunger strike for truth in front of McCain's office despite being ignored by the MSM. However, the alternative media has shown a significant interest in his efforts. James Beardsly who represents http://whatreallyhappened.com came by to meet Blair. Starting tonight, May 29th, Blair will be interviewed by Mike Rivero every night at 6pm AZ time. You can listen nightly by going to whatreallyhappened.com. Also, Kim Matthews with Code Pink stopped by and spent an hour or two with Blair and conducted an interview. These types of visits are empowering as it gives him a boost of energy and hope that people are supporting his efforts. He is quickly making friends with people who drive by on a daily basis and it's not uncommon for some to stop and talk. Blair knows that these daily postings are going up at 911Blogger and he wants to thank everyone for their kind words. But unfortunately words are not enough. Please do all you can to contact the media about this effort. Blair is strong willed but he can't do it without you. Help him expose the truth. Are you hungry for 9/11 truth?
Senator Karen Johnson (R-18) of Mesa met with 9/11 Truth activist Blair Gadsby today in front of the office of U.S. Senator John McCain. Gadsby is in Day 3 of a hunger strike outside McCain's office to persuade McCain to meet with him and 9/11 scholars to discuss the discrepancies in the official 9/11 Commission Report. Architect Richard Gage, physicist Dr. Steven Jones, Senator Johnson, and hundreds of engineering experts contend that the World Trade Center collapsed due to explosive demolition, not due to the damage from the impact of the airplanes and the resulting fires, and they are requesting a new and more thorough investigation. Gadsby began his fast at midnight Sunday and plans to continue for as long as he can physically get himself to McCain's office, where he spends the daylight hours — usually from about 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Asked how he feels today, Gadsby replied, "I feel fabulous!"
Day two of the First Ever Hunger Strike for 9/11 Truth was met by an enormous amount of activism. The day began at 5am as Blair continued his visit to the office of John McCain. Meanwhile at 2pm in Mesa, President Bush arrived to speak to the Silverado Cable Co. The location of his speech was changed at the last minute due to lack of interest in the $25,000 a plate fundraiser for Presidential hopeful John McCain. Bush was greeted by 400 anti-war protesters and activists for 9/11 Truth. The police state was in full effect as the police videotaped activists exercising their first amendment rights. At 4pm a larger anti-Bush/McCain protest formed in downtown Phoenix at City Hall, followed by a march through the streets of Phoenix. Fortunately Blair was able to speak with a local television station to make his case for 9/11 issues. It was obvious the media would not come to Blair, so we took Blair to the media. At 7pm we went back to McCain's office and were joined by three members of Code Pink who gave Blair their support and well wishes. One member of Code Pink stated, "if you can't support 9/11 Truth, what can you support?" Blair wants to thank everyone who has sent their support and kind thoughts to him. Please lend your support by contacting our local media here in Phoenix. More photos of this event can be viewed at http://truthaction.org or http://9-11.meetup.com/350 Stay tuned for Day 3 !!!
Todays action was a big success! 50 people joined Blair on the street in front of John McCain's Phoenix office. Lots of new faces and some old friends came to support the first ever hunger strike for truth. To the complete surprise of all involved the main stream media did not show up... Stay tuned for tomorrows action, President Bush will be in town for a fund raiser with McCain. Please keep Blair in your thought as he is committed to fasting for 911Truth!
I look forward to getting this event going. It's time we push this issue into the media whether they want it or not, and whether McCain wants it or not. I know that many thousands of people are also hungry to know the truth about September 11, 2001 and the conspiracy of silence is choking our Republic. Only when citizens rise up and speak truth to power can we ever hope to stand against these same corporate powers which seem to control far too much of our daily lives and profit from these unjust wars.