September 11 Terrorist Attack
Chaffetz skewered over 9/11 conspiracy comments
Politics » About the attacks, congressman says, 'There's a lot we still need to learn.'
By Matt Canham
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated:02/19/2010 06:30:11 PM MST
Washington » At often-unpredictable town hall meetings last week, two Utah politicians faced questions from people who believe the government has committed major conspiracies.
But only one of them landed in hot water for his murky answer.
Liberal blogs and pundits have skewered Rep. Jason Chaffetz for comments that seemed to support further investigation into claims the U.S. government perpetrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
On Tuesday, a group with a video camera asked Chaffetz about the "9/11 truther" movement and Chaffetz said: "There's a lot we still need to learn." The next day Chaffetz tried to clarify his statement and say he doesn't believe in the conspiracy. He told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday that he should have been more direct.
Lawmaker Criticized for 9/11 Comments
By ERICA WERNER
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican congressman says he supports helping victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but did not offer an apology for remarks he made while questioning the need for federal compensation.
Following criticism from fellow lawmakers and others, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued a statement Wednesday insisting he would "continue to support federal assistance for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks," although he did not specify how that should be done. He opposed reopening a victims compensation fund that expired in 2003 after distributing about $7 billion.
On Thursday, after more negative reaction to his remarks, Issa's spokesman Frederick Hill said, "The congressman recognizes he could have chosen his words better at the hearing."
Pentagon charges Sept. 11 suspects
By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer
The Pentagon has charged six detainees at Guantanamo Bay with murder and war crimes in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks, it was announced Monday. Officials said they'll seek the death penalty in what would be the first trials under the terrorism-era military tribunal system.
"These charges allege a long term, highly sophisticated, organized plan by al-Qaida to attack the United States of America," Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Hartmann, the legal adviser to the tribunal system, told reporters. He added that the charges have been sworn "against six individuals alleged to be responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks" which occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 and killed nearly 3,000 people.
Hartmann said the six include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the attacks in which hijacked planes were flown into buildings in New York and Washington. Another hijacked plane crashed in the fields of western Pennsylvania.
Hunt for 9/11 remains to go on indefinitely
July 5, 2007
NEW YORK -- When the hunt for human remains at the World Trade Center site was renewed last fall, city officials envisioned a yearlong search.
The investigation, which started after the unexpected discovery of bones in an abandoned manhole, so far has unearthed hundreds of human bones missed in the cleanup immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks.
With more remains being recovered daily, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler said Tuesday that the goal of ending the search by this fall "is no longer attainable."
"Our experience over the last nine months and the ongoing rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and surrounding area suggest that search operations will continue in one form or another for the foreseeable future," Skyler said in a memo to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Since October, the search has yielded 677 human bones in and around Ground Zero; an added 785 have been found in the past two years in a vacant skyscraper damaged on Sept. 11, 2001.
Local filmmaker offers 'Proof' of 9/11 conspiracy
By MICHAEL YODER, Staff
Published: Jul 02, 2007 5:51 PM EST
LANCASTER, Pa. - When asked who perpetrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, most people point to the shadowy figure of Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida network.
But a growing number of people in the United States and around the world are going back to ask hard questions about what happened that day more than five years ago.
Sunday, a group of 50 people gathered in a small basement room in the Schuler Learning Resource Center at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology evening to watch the premiere of local filmmaker Stewart Bradley's updated action/documentary film "The Proof" as part of the Lancaster Industrial Workers of the World "Radical Film Night."
Bradley spent more than six months putting together the movie, which talks about information regarding the Sept. 11 attacks and the possibility of a conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the government.
Research team receive threats after releasing 9/11 simulation
By Mikel Livingston
Publication Date: 06/27/07
The research team behind a scientifically rendered 3-D animation of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center is beginning to experience the effects of its 2 1/2 year project – not all of which is positive.
The animation, which depicts the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower, was placed on Purdue's Department of Computer Science Web site in early April and has since garnered nationwide media attention from CNN.com and NBC news.
"It is not easy to see the tragedy in such vivid detail," said Christoph Hoffmann, a computer science professor and a lead researcher for the project. "But (the animation) has generated a lot of debate, which is positive."
But, as the team has since found, there is a darker side to success.
On the defensive...Australia's new Mufti, Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam refuses
to accept Osama bin Laden was responsible for the September 11 attacks on
the US. / The Daily Telegraph
Bin Laden backer blasted
By Mark Dunn and Evelyn Yamine
June 12, 2007 03:01pm
THE refusal by Australia's new Mufti to accept Osama bin Laden was responsible for the September 11 attacks has sparked a mass brawl online.
In his first day in the job, the cleric Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam stuck by his long-standing view questioning whether bin Laden was behind the 2001 attacks.
"What evidence?" he said when asked if he now accepted bin Laden's role in the atrocity.
Two years ago, when asked the same question, he said: "How would I know? He's unable to be found."
More than one hundred outraged readers have written to this website to protest - while others are backing his call.
Deadline Approaching For 9/11 First Responders To Receive Benefits
June 07, 2007
A group of city employees who worked at the World Trade Center site after the September 11th terrorist attacks gathered at City Hall Thursday to get the word out about applying for disability benefits.
The deadline is coming up and those who spent time in the pit, at Fresh Kills or in the temporary morgue are urging others to act before they lose their chance.
They say anyone who's feeling sick from working at those locations between September 11th, 2001 and September 12th, 2002 – and has documentation to prove it – is entitled to apply.
"There are thousands of rescue workers and recovery workers out there who need to get their paperwork in, to file to get their pensions changed from regular pension to disability pension,” said first responder Glen Klein.
"There've been different numbers, but about 113,000 people worked at Ground Zero,” said Sean Riordan, an attorney. “Approximately 13,000 – which was the last number given to me – had put in the notice of participation."
Per the Alex Jones Show and ABC programming. 9/11 hero William Rodriguez and the makers of Loose Change will appear on The View, Thursday May 24th.
Loose Change Creators on The View May 24th - watchingtheview.com
According to a release from ABC, Korey Rowe and Dylan Avery, creators of the 9/11 conspiracy documentary Loose Change will appear on the May 24th show. Also listed is William Rodriguez, who was a janitor at the North Tower of the World Trade Center, who has since become part of the 9/11 truth movement. The only other guests listed for that date are the winners of Dancing With the Stars, so it appears that the show will not have representatives from both sides of the topic. Rosie O’Donnell has said before that we have been hearing the other side for years, so maybe the show will only cover the topic from one angle. However, since the show line-up often goes through changes before the show is taped, it is possible that they might be adding additional guests. It is also possible that they might have the other side in another segment on a different day.
If you are unfamiliar with the documentary, it is available on YouTube.
The War of Armageddon has begun (Part I) - finalcall.com
"What must America repent for? Her crimes against the Native Americans, for the Trans-Atlantic Slave-trade, for her theft of lands and territories, usually based on lies told by U.S. leaders, throughout the country’s history—from the Boston Tea Party, to the Mexican War, to the Spanish American War, to Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada, Operation Dessert Storm against Iraq, to serious questions being asked about the real perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, right up until the current Iraq war and occupation."
The War of Armageddon (Part 2) - finalcall.com
The following is the second installment of excerpts from the speech delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Ill. on April 8, 2007.
A sobering quote from Farrakhan's speech.
"The U.S. government doesn’t care about killing Americans, if it serves their purpose."
Looks also like Giuliani has made a complete 180 when it comes to his position on the issue of the toxic WTC dust and how it has affected 9/11 first responders:
Apr 20, 2007 4:06 pm US/Eastern
Court Ruling May Stop 9/11 Air Quality Lawsuits
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK An appeals court ruling could spell trouble for New Yorkers suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its former chief for saying that sooty Lower Manhattan air was safe to breathe after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
A three judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared this week that EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and other agency officials can't be held constitutionally liable for making rosy declarations about air quality in the days following the World Trade Center's destruction.
The opinion, written by the court's chief judge, Dennis Jacobs, said opening EPA workers up to lawsuits for giving out bad information during a crisis could have a catastrophic side effect.