Wednesday, April 8 2009 - In the Media
What's crazier, believing the U.S. orchestrated 9/11 or that Saddam did?
by Jack Hunter
"...there can no longer be any serious argument about whether Saddam Hussein's Iraq worked with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to plot against Americans." --Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard, 2003
When discussing politics, if there's one thing that sends people running for the hills, it's conspiracy theories -- or worse, conspiracy theorists.
As with those who are deemed "racist" or "isolationist," conspiracy theorists are automatically dismissed by polite society, not necessarily because they are wrong, but because of the nature of their arguments. And because their ideas and opinions are outside of consensus politics or the mainstream media, conspiracy theorists lack credibility simply for being outside the realm of respectability.
... But 9/11 Truthers and similar groups don't concern me half as much as the conspiracy theorists in our media and government, who have the power to start wars, end lives, and damage nations, based on their own self-aggrandizing-fantasies.
Tuesday, April 7 2009 - In the Media
Traces of explosives in 9/11 dust, scientists say
By Elaine Jarvik
Tiny red and gray chips found in the dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center contain highly explosive materials -- proof, according to a former BYU professor, that 9/11 is still a sinister mystery.
Physicist Steven E. Jones, who retired from Brigham Young University in 2006 after the school recoiled from the controversy surrounding his 9/11 theories, is one of nine authors on a paper published last week in the online, peer-reviewed Open Chemical Physics Journal. Also listed as authors are BYU physics professor Jeffrey Farrer and a professor of nanochemistry at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
For several years, Jones has theorized that pre-positioned explosives, not fires from jet fuel, caused the rapid, symmetrical collapse of the two World Trade Center buildings, plus the collapse of a third building, WTC-7.
Monday, April 6 2009 - Get Involved
Griffin Tour begins tomorrow, April 7, in Pennsylvania
Just a reminder to our readers that David Ray Griffin's upcoming tour begins tomorrow in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Here, again, is information on the tour dates; Full US schedule is below, with details in the now-updated article we posted last week. And details of the European leg of his tour continue to be updated at timeforasecondlook.com. Perhaps you'll consider whether you might forward this information to anyone you know in or near these cities so they can attend the events. Thank you.
Professor David Ray Griffin, renowned author of a series of eye-opening books that recount his painstaking research into the attacks of September 11, 2001, begins his new European tour in London on 14th April. Stressing the fact that the time has come for a second look at the events of that fateful day, the tour will include stops in Paris, Brussels and Madrid, and several other cities.
Professor Griffin's talks will afford the public an excellent opportunity to learn more about the fundamental questions surrounding 9/11. The 9/11 Truth Movement, which started out as a disparate, grass-roots undertaking, has blossomed into a serious community that now includes many specialized branches, such as Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Veterans for 9/11 Truth, and Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice (a group which includes a significant number of prominent scientists). Many former intelligence officers also support the movement and have contributed to the ever-growing list of evidence that proves far beyond a reasonable doubt that the explanations provided by the Bush-Cheney administration are quite simply false.
Monday, April 6 2009 - Other Important News
Resist or Become Serfs
April 6, 2009
By Chris Hedges
Truthdig.com and International Clearinghouse
America is devolving into a third-world nation. And if we do not immediately halt our elite’s rapacious looting of the public treasury we will be left with trillions in debts, which can never be repaid, and widespread human misery which we will be helpless to ameliorate. Our anemic democracy will be replaced with a robust national police state. The elite will withdraw into heavily guarded gated communities where they will have access to security, goods and services that cannot be afforded by the rest of us. Tens of millions of people, brutally controlled, will live in perpetual poverty. This is the inevitable result of unchecked corporate capitalism. The stimulus and bailout plans are not about saving us. They are about saving them. We can resist, which means street protests, disruptions of the system and demonstrations, or become serfs.
We have been in a steady economic decline for decades. The Canadian political philosopher John Ralston Saul detailed this decline in his 1992 book "Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West." David Cay Johnston exposed the mirage and rot of American capitalism in "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill)," and David C. Korten, in "When Corporations Rule the World" and "Agenda for a New Economy," laid out corporate malfeasance and abuse. But our universities and mass media, entranced by power and naively believing that global capitalism was an unstoppable force of nature, rarely asked the right questions or gave a prominent voice to those who did. Our elites hid their incompetence and loss of control behind an arrogant facade of specialized jargon and obscure economic theories.
Monday, April 6 2009 - In the Media
'Rescue Me' heats up 9/11 conspiracy theories
DANIEL SUNJATA, once a football hero at Mount Carmel, is sure to draw fire as he promotes 9/11 conspiracy theories
April 4, 2009
Sunjata has his own 9/11 suspicions
One of the more interesting, and controversial, storylines in the new season of "Rescue Me" revolves around firefighter Franco Rivera and his belief that 9/11 was an "inside job."
As it turns out, Daniel Sunjata, who plays Franco, subscribes to the same conspiracy theory.
"I was shocked that they added it to the show," Sunjata admitted. "When I saw the script, I thought it was a practical joke."
Executive producer Peter Tolan says Sunjata is "well read" and has "done a lot of research" on the topic.
Monday, April 6 2009 - In the Media
Danish scientist: nano explosive material found in the dust from the World Trade Center
Following is an April 3 article by Thomas Hoffman published in Danish (reprinted here in English via google translate) at Videnskab.dk regarding the "Active Thermitic Material Discovered" paper published last week. One of the article's nine authors is Niels Harrit, Associate Professor of Chemistry Institute of the University of Copenhagen. After the initial article is an interview with Professor Harrit.
3. April 2009
By Thomas Hoffman
English (rough) translation via google translate
World Trade Center crashed perhaps gravel because someone had placed combustible nano materials in the buildings, and not because the two aircraft were throbbing in them. Analysis of the dust after the WTC has just published a scientific article, including Neils Harrit, a Danish chemist.
Photo: Asbestos and glass flew around New York streets when the Twin Towers collapsed after the attack on the World Trade Center 11 September 2001. Now it appears that these materials had company in the dust of højenergetisk material which might have melted the supporting structure of the Twin Towers. (Photo: Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Monday, April 6 2009 - Research/Evidence
Three New Extensive Resources at 911research.wtc7.net
Three new papers have been published at 9-11 Research, an excellent site for credible, well-sourced 9/11 research and analysis. Posted below is a bit of introduction, but please follow the links to the full articles, with documentation, graphics, illustrations and reference footnotes.
Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust: Scientists Discover Both Residues And Unignited Fragments Of High-Tech Metal Incendiaries In Debris From the Twin Towers - A non-technical guide to the newly published paper explaining the identification of nano-engineered explosive materials in dust from the Twin Towers
Wake Up and Smell the Aluminothermic Nanocomposite Explosives: As Documentation of Thermitic Materials in the WTC Twin Towers Grows, Official Story Backers Ignore, Deny, Evade, and Dissemble - A detailed record of the development of bodies of evidence showing the use of aluminothermic pyrotechnics
Sunday, April 5 2009 - Other Important News
Cowardice in the Time of Torture
By Ray McGovern
I used to take a certain pride by association with prominent Bronxites who have "made it." Cancel that for Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
You might think that as African-Americans, they would be especially outraged by torture, given what blacks have suffered at the hands of white torturers in this country and abroad.
Why is it that they seem to value more their admittance into a privileged white-dominated ruling class than doing the right thing? How else to explain their stunning reluctance to hold torturers accountable and thus remove the stain of torture from our nation's soul and reputation?
One might say that Attorney General Holder is proving himself to be part of that "nation of cowards" that he called the United States in a different context, i.e. our unwillingness to address the issue of race. What about when the victims of torture are Muslims? Where's Holder's courage then?
Sunday, April 5 2009 - Research/Evidence
Study: Scientists Discover Active Thermitic Material in WTC Dust
Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice have issued the following press release re. the paper published last week in the Open Civil Engineering Journal. Please pass this along quickly and thoroughly.
Study: Scientists Discover Active Thermitic Material in WTC Dust
Berkeley, CA, April 3, 2009 -- A new study by independent scientists and researchers suggests the cause behind the catastrophic destruction of World Trade Center Towers on September 11th can be seen in the dust itself: active thermitic material, a highly engineered explosive.
The study, published today in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, describes a finding of "red/gray bi-layered chips" in samples of dust taken from vicinity of the World Trade Center following its destruction. Using tools such as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS) to analyze the material, the study authors concluded that, "the red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic."
The study's finding lends new support to the demolition theory put forth by critics of the official reports.
Sunday, April 5 2009 - Other Important News
Mexican president: US authorities 'complicit' in drug trafficking (and more links)
April 4 2009
The President of Mexico has an unfortunate message for Americans still ignorant of the Drug War's cold realities: Some of your politicians are involved. AND
For more excellent reporting about drug running in and out of US/Mexico, see investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker's site, Mad Morning News, at www.madcowprod.com. Hopsicker's latest film is "New American Druglords".
A few recent story headlines follow.
Saturday, April 4 2009 - Research/Evidence
Another Peer Reviewed Paper Published in Scientific Journal - 'Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust...'
Please Digg and Reddit and post on other community sites. Steve Jones has been commenting further at 911blogger.com and asking for scientifically-based comments to be added there. If you are not already registered user at 911blogger.com, contact the site editor here.In addition, Jones and Ryan have been interviewed by Michael Wolsey at Visibility911.com -- links follow.
April 3, 2009
The paper ends with this sentence: “Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.”
In short, the paper explodes the official story that “no evidence” exists for explosive/pyrotechnic materials in the WTC buildings.
Friday, April 3 2009 - First Responders/Health Effects
A Tribute To John Feal
by Jon Gold
Yesterday, John Feal, along with several other 9/11 First Responders went down to Washington D.C. to attend the hearing on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act. From what I understand, he was singled out by the Congressmen, and applauded for his efforts. I want to say congratulations John. Just to give people an idea of how much you've fought for the responders, here's a little tribute to you (that barely covers your fight). Thank you for doing the right thing. I am very proud to say that you are my friend.
The EPA is a “bunch of brainiacs and bookworms who just look at numbers but don’t look at people’s pain,” said John Feal, a construction worker who lost half a foot in an accident while working in “the pit” at Ground Zero. “The people [downtown] and in Brooklyn pay taxes and deserve to know their tax money is going to protect their health.”
John Feal - [NYMetro, 12/13/2005]
Friday, April 3 2009 - Truth Movement News
London Truth Action & We Are Change London at the G20 Meltdown (April 1st)
by Gareth Newnham
[David Ray Griffin will be speaking London on April 14 2009 - Details at http://timeforasecondlook.com/tour/]
London Truth Action and We Are Change London were at the G20 protest in the City of London yesterday raising awareness.
Look out for musicians Billy Bragg, Kate Nash, Sam Duckworth (Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly) and Olly the Octopus using our PA system and impromptu stage - the Bank of England. We also chatted to and exchanged contact details with actor and comedian Russell Brand. [Slide show follows.]
Friday, April 3 2009 - In the Media
Colbert weeps for Glenn Beck's sanity
See also, at Huffington Post, "Colbert Went Where the New York Times Feared to Tread on Glenn Beck" by Greg Mitchell. "Colbert, as you will read and see following this link, expressed (albeit with his usual twinkle and silly Halloween coda) all of the passion, and skill, shown by Stewart when he went after Cramer. He was not just foolin' around. ... Something obviously got to him. Perhaps it was a part left out of the Times' piece, which covered Beck's new "9/12" movement without mentioning that Beck had attacked 9/11 families and said he was sick of hearing about it and them. The punch line: "The 9-12 project is not for families directly affected by 9/11 -- just people building their careers on it." (emphasis added)
By David Edwards and Muriel Kane
April 1, 2009
Glenn Beck of Fox News astonished many viewers recently when he repeatedly reduced himself to tears while announcing his "9.12 Project" to save the nation.
Thursday, April 2 2009 - Truth Movement News
Clearing Clutter thanks to 9/11 Truth with Dr Beeth in Brussels, Belgium
March 30, 2009
This last week-end of March, I had decided to hold a "9/11 Truth Garage Sale" to make a Spring clean in my Brussels house. As my twins grew into teens, you can imagine that I gradually assembled quite a lot of clutter.
A "9/11 Truth Garage Sale" is an excellent way to learn to know one's neighbors better. The 9/11 Truth theme allows you to easily start talking about the important issues surrounding what really happened on September 11th 2001.
Already a member of Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, I felt a surge of excitement at the idea of inviting (together with www.vigli.org) Prof David Ray Griffin to come to speak in Brussels. The last time we had this much fun, was when we had Richard Gage over in November 2008 : read more here.) (Details of Dr. Griffin's European tour are posted at timeforasecondlook.com.)
Always looking for ways to break the ice on the subject of 9/11 Truth, and needing to publicize DRG's conference which hopes to greet more than 600 paying citizens, I put in an ad for a "9/11 Truth Garage Sale" in the local English speaking weekly paper.
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