Friday, May 22 2009 - Resources and Materials
New Book by David Ray Griffin, 'Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?'
May 22, 2009
The US's political discourse and foreign policy in recent years has been based on the assumption that Osama bin Laden is still alive. George W. Bush promised as president that he would get Osama bin Laden "dead or alive" and has been widely criticized for failing to do so. The US's present military escalation in Afghanistan is said to be necessary to "get Osama bin Laden." The news media regularly announce the appearance of new "messages from bin Laden." But what if Osama bin Laden died in December 2001 -- which is the last time a message to or from him was intercepted?
In this book, David Ray Griffin examines the evidence for the claim -- made by everyone from former CIA agent Robert Baer to Oliver North -- that bin Laden is surely no longer with us. He analyzes the purported messages from bin Laden and finds that, as many have suspected, they do not provide evidence of bin Laden's existence after 2001. This leads naturally to the question: if Osama bin Laden did indeed die in 2001, how and why have dozens of "messages from bin Laden" appeared since then?
Griffin's meticulous analysis supports above all one simple and urgent conclusion: if Osama bin Laden is dead, the US should not be using its troops and treasure to hunt him down.
Friday, May 22 2009 - Research/Evidence
Zelikow Caught in a Whopper; Made False Statements to Author about Criminal Referral for NORAD, FAA
By Kevin Fenton
May 22, 2009
History Commons Groups
Zelikow made the claim he was not involved in the initial stages of the dispute in response to an allegation made by commission staffer John Azzarello and relayed by Shenon. After the staff investigators drafted a memo for the commissioners in early April 2004 outlining why they thought NORAD and FAA officials had deliberately lied to them to overstate the military’s readiness during the attacks, Zelikow “just buried that memo,” according to Azzarello. In response, Zelikow claimed that he had not even known of the issue at the start. The implication was that, as he had not known of it, it could not be him that was orchestrating--or even involved in--a dispute between the staff investigators and the commission’s lawyers, Daniel Marcus and Steve Dunne.
Friday, May 22 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Exclusive: How MI5 blackmails British Muslims
'Work for us or we will say you are a terrorist' By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor
21 May 2009
Five Muslim community workers have accused MI5 of waging a campaign of blackmail and harassment in an attempt to recruit them as informants.
The men claim they were given a choice of working for the Security Service or face detention and harassment in the UK and overseas.
Friday, May 22 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Jesse Ventura on Howard Stern discussion 9/11 truth
Partial transcript follows.
Thursday, May 21 2009 - Research/Evidence
9/11, Pentagon, and Missile Defense: $130 Billion on Pentagon's Missile Defense Fails to Stop Four Airliners on 9/11
by Fred Burks
May 21, 2009
Remember Star Wars? Do you remember the Pentagon's Strategic Defense Initiative to build a massive missile defense system that raised so much controversy during the Reagan and first Bush years? 130 billion of our tax dollars were poured into developing that system. It was designed to detect and intercept missiles fired from an unknown destination traveling at well over 10 times the speed of a commercial airliner, and to shoot them down in 15 minutes or less, before they reached their US targets.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) website, "a defensive system may need to hit a warhead smaller than an oil drum that is traveling above the atmosphere at speeds greater than 13,000 miles per hour." The CBO report states that missile defense and intercept systems must take down an ICBM in a matter of minutes or it is all over.
You may remember that before 9/11, there were a number of tests of the Pentagon's missile defense systems. Some tests failed, while others succeeded. But there is an important question here. If these sophisticated military systems were designed to detect missiles fired from unknown locations at over 13,000 mph and shoot them down in mere minutes, why on 9/11 could they not detect any one of the four large airliners traveling at a mere 600 mph, especially when two of them were known to be lost for over 40 minutes before they crashed?
Thursday, May 21 2009 - Get Involved
NYC CAN Update: Now 40,000 signatures
Thank you! As a result of your generous support in the last week, NYC CAN has been able to TRIPLE the size of its petitioning staff. For the next two and a half weeks, we will be able to collect 1,000 signatures everyday and skyrockect our total to nearly 60,000.
On Sunday, May 17, 2009, we eclipsed the milestone of 40,000 signatures!
Wednesday, May 20 2009 - Endorsements & Support
41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11
by Alan Miller, alan.miller@PatriotsQuestion911.com
May 18, 2009
Official Account of 9/11: "Terribly Flawed," "Laced with Contradictions," "a Joke," "a Cover-up"
May 18, 2009 -- More than 40 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency veterans have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and most have called for a new investigation. It is outrageous that most Americans are entirely unaware of their publicly stated concerns -- a direct result of the refusal of national print and broadcast news organizations to cover this extremely important issue. There is no denying the credibility of these individuals or their loyalty to their country as demonstrated by their years of service collecting and analyzing information and planning and carrying out operations critical to the national security of the United States.
These 41 individuals formerly served in the U.S. State Department, the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the branches of the U.S. Military. They are listed in the article by their branch of service.
Wednesday, May 20 2009 - In the Media
Mystery surrounds prison death of terrorist whose testimony was key to Iraq invasion
Austalia's Sunday Herald has just printed a significant article on the death of Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, "Curveball," on the basis of whose tortured testimony justification for the Iraq War was based. Al-Libi had been visited by a human rights group representative immediately before his "suicide" in a Libyan prison. To date, this incredibly important story is strikingly under-reported in the corporate American media, even though we now know "[t]he fact he lied 'to avoid torture' was verified by 'a bipartisan report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,' according to a press release Monday on Al-Libi's death by Human Rights Watch (HRW)." We have also posted below excellent reporting from Jeff Kaye, blogger at Firedoglake.com. (Sincere thanks go out to so many great, GREAT investigative reporters like this now blogging tirelessly so we get at least some glimpse of what's going on in the world!!) And for more information, we previously posted Andy Worthington and Brad Friedman's important reporting on this.
May 20, 2009
INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION: Islamist dies in Tripoli shortly after human rights group visit from Fred Bridgland in Libya
THE ISLAMIST terrorist who was the key source of the false intelligence used to trigger the US and UK 2003 military invasion of Iraq has been found dead in a Libyan prison cell.
Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi allegedly commited suicide by hanging in the prison where he was being held in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. His death followed a visit by a team from Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.---------------------------
Investigating an Embarrassment: More Questions on Al-Libi’s Torture, Death
The news of the death by possible suicide of former CIA "ghost prisoner", Ali Mohamed al-Fakheri, also known as Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, has caused only a small murmur in the U.S. press. The Washington Post''s Peter Finn wrote a story on it Monday, noting the key fact that it was the tortured confession of al-Libi in an Egyptian prison, where he had been rendered by the U.S. and subjected to beatings and mock burial, that was used by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell in his February 2003 presentation to the UN as evidence that Iraq was in league with the Al Qaeda terrorists and/or interested in using WMD.
Bmaz made this point the other night when writing on the initial reports of al-Libi''s death. Marcy Wheeler, in a new article, notes some suspicious matters concerning the timing of the events. The newly breaking story has also now been picked up by McClatchy (H/T Perris). Both Marcy and the McClatchy article note the "relentless pressure" put on interrogators to find some link between Al Qaeda and Saddam.
Powell''s claims that Al Qaeda had been trained in chemical and biological weaponry by Saddam Hussein''s regime was a key element of the U.S. drive to invade and occupy Iraq. But al-Libi recanted this story in January 2004. According to the Washington Post, the Defense Intelligence Agency and some CIA analysts weren''t apparently convinced. The fact he lied "to avoid torture" was verified by "a bipartisan report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence," according to a press release Monday on Al-Libi''s death by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Wednesday, May 20 2009 - Accountability
Court Pulls Curtain Over White House E-mails
by Chris George
May 19, 2009
The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled today that the White House Office of Administration (OA) does not need to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Circuit Judge Thomas Griffith, writing for the 3-0 majority, concluded: "the Office of Administration is not [covered by FOIA] because it performs only operational and administrative tasks in support of the President and his staff and therefore, under our precedent, lacks substantial independent authority."
Wednesday, May 20 2009 - Resources and Materials
History Commons Projects, Update on May 20, 2009
The Loss of Civil Liberties Timeline has new entries about the roots of the modern US state, including President Theodore Roosevelt sowing the "seeds of the Imperial Presidency" at the start of the last century. It also covers Franklin D. Roosevelt's increase in the size of the government during the depression over the Supreme Court's opposition, and his later violation of the Neutrality Acts at the start of the Second World War.
The Detainee Abuse Timeline has new entries about the recently disclosed Red
Cross report on torture and a really interesting 1943 memo about the respectful
interrogation techniques the US used in World War II.
... Finally, the Domestic Propaganda Timeline has a new entry about the recent
tea parties organised by Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works.
Wednesday, May 20 2009 - Get Involved
Lecture at Sydney University - "The Life and Death of World Trade Centre One"
Dr. David Leifer - http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/staff/homepage/davidleifer.shtml
When: 6:30pm, Thursday the 4th of June 2009
Dr. David Leifer, Architect and Senior Lecturer at Sydney University continues to question the veracity of the "official explanation" of the WTC collapses on September 11th 2009.
In this lecture on Thursday the 4th of June, Dr. Leifer will uncover what is most probable, not what is politically correct about the collapse of WTC 1 that was impacted by Flight 11 on 9/11. It is worth remembering that three Sydney residents died in WTC 1; Alberto Dominguez on Flight 11 and both Craig Neil Gibson and Steve Tompsett, working in the building. There is no doubt this issue is relevant to us in Sydney and we hope more academics in Sydney and Australia join Dr. Leifer in serious research of these murders.
Wednesday, May 20 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
9/11: Blueprint for Truth - WTC Building 7 - 10 minutes
9/11: Blueprint for Truth - WTC Building 7 - 10 minutes - from the new AE911Truth “Companion” Edition DVD
This is one of the three abridged videos on the new AE911Truth Companion Edition to "9/11: Blueprint for Truth -- The Architecture of Destruction" DVD. In just 10 minutes Richard Gage, AIA of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth takes you through most of the scientific forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the destruction of WTC 7 was accomplished with explosive controlled demolition.
This DVD is available at the AE911Truth online store, packaged together along with the 30 and 60 minute versions of 9/11: Blueprint for Truth. See the extended 2 hour Research Edition for the complete array of evidence and background information! Visit www.ae911truth.org for further details.
Tuesday, May 19 2009 - Other Important News
Official story of 9/11 "almost entirely untrue"
5/19/09 UPDATE: Following is an interesting note posted by Reprehensor at 911blogger.com about the situation at Daily Kos following the posting of this diary entry, "Official story of 9/11 'almost entirely untrue'," which has received over 1,000 comments since being posted. It seems a very popular member there has been banned for posting a note addressing one of the core problems in America, and indeed for the truth movement. As time goes on, rather than looking more clearly at history to learn from it, truth becomes more clearly "banned" from popular culture. Bravo to this person for pointing out the obvious in spite of "the rules."
From Reprehensor: Following the posting of Inky99's blog entry, Official story of 9/11 "almost entirely untrue", a follow-up blog was posted by longtime site user, Tocquedeville, entitled, The Conspiracy Theorist Label. Despite Tocquedeville's popularity on the site, he was banned, merely for pointing out the obvious;
Although Tocquedeville ultimately relies on the blowback hypothesis, his opening comment is 100% valid, and true. Now, user Bidet has posted this; Daily Kos diarist, Tocquedeville, has been banned. This diary is a petition to get him unbanned. Inky99's blog garnered over 1000 comments, the same as Tocquedeville's diary. However, the diary entry calling for the reinstatement of Tocquedeville has collected over 2500 comments as of 0622 Central Time today, and the poll has over 8200 votes, with a 2 to 1 majority asking for the unbanning of Tocquedeville.
I haven't posted anything at Kos in over a year, but when I posted a poll along with Dem Bruce Lee Styles' video, here, I got a nearly 7 to 1 positive response for asking this simple question; "Was 9/11 adequately investigated?"
It's been nearly 3 years since Kos put his policy in place, which is apparently completely out of step with his own user base. Perhaps, with enough vocal, logical, powerful participation on Kos, he will re-think his policy.
I doubt it, but it's the "Hope and Change" era, is it not?
May 16, 2009
dailykos.com The State of the Nation blog
Now, before you get your panties in a bunch, this is about a new book, titled "The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America's Defense on 9/11".
And before you get all outraged (The FAQ! The FAQ!), here is the author of the book, John Farmer:
Monday, May 18 2009 - Get Involved
Annie Machon Lecture tour 2009
ANNIE MACHON, Ex-MI5, in Montreal on Thursday May 28
Annie Machon Lecture tour 2009
MI5 whistle blower and 9/11 truth activist Annie Machon will be traveling across Canada spreading the good word in late May, 2009.
Cambridge educated, blonde and beautiful, Annie Machon was MI5's dream recruit... until she blew the whistle on them for all their crimes.
Machon will be telling us her story, the story of MI5's bungling, add a few choice episodes from our ow illustrious CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service ) -- the Canadian counterpart to MI5 -- and tie it all in to 9/11 and the history of false flag terrorism.
Read an interview with Annie Machon
Annie Machon, ex-agent du MI5, à Montréal le 28 mai!
Dénonciatrice du MI5 et activiste pour la vérité sur le 11 septembre, Annie Machon traversera le Canada afin de répendre la bonne nouvelle à la fin mai 2009.
Éduquée à Cambridge, blonde et belle, Annie Machon était la recrue parfaite du MI5... jusqu'à ce qu'elle les dénonce pour tous leurs crimes.
Annie Machon nous parlera de son histoire, l'histoire d'un MI5 maladroit, ajoutera quelques épisodes de notre illustre SCRS (Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité) -- la contre-partie canadienne du MI5 -- et fera les liens avec le 11 septembre et l'histoire des opérations terroristes false flag.
Monday, May 18 2009 - Research/Evidence
Rob Kall interviews Sibel Edmonds
Posted at 911blogger.com by Loose Nuke
Rob Kall Headlined Lukery's transcript:
See either link for hyperlinks- as Lukery says, Rob's radio show gets archived here, but they're only up to 3/18/09:
PS- recent, related article by Lukery:
They spy on judges, too.
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