Saturday, February 18 2012 - Research/Evidence
London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers
A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company.
By Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
February 18, 2012
Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still circulating.
Security records of cars passing through a checkpoint at the Prestancia gated community indicated that Mr al-Hijji’s home, 4224 Escondito Circle, had been visited a number of times by Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 19-strong hijack team, who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in 2001.
The logs also indicated that Marwan Al-Shehhi, who crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, and Ziad Jarrah, who was at the controls of United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, had visited the house.
Friday, February 10 2012 - First Responders/Health Effects
Cancer Rates Triple Among 9/11 First Responders
By Erica Chang
February 9, 2012
A recent study has revealed that 297 of the 12,000 police officers who first responded to the 9/11 attacks have been diagnosed with cancer, triple the rate before the tragedy according to the Huffington Post. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA) released figures that show that the cancer rate among NYPD officers has increased from six per year before the attacks to 16 per year after the attacks.
Furthermore, the average age at which officers were diagnosed with cancer is 44, with lung cancer being the most common diagnosis. The Fire Department of the City of New York released a similar study which revealed that firefighters who came into contact with Ground Zero toxins and dust were 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than those who did not.
Wednesday, February 8 2012 - Civil Liberties-Police State
FBI: Paying Cash for Coffee Potential Terrorism?
FBI says paying for your morning coffee with cash a potential terrorist activity, urges coffee shop owners to report cash-paying customers to authorities
February 08, 2012
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Purchasing a cup of coffee using cash instead of a credit or debit card, using Google Maps to view photos of sporting event stadiums and large cities, and installing software to protect your internet privacy on your mobile phone -- these and many other mundane activities are now considered to be potential terrorist activities by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And the agency is now distributing a new series of flyers as part of its new "Communities Against Terrorism" (CAT) program that urges shop owners and others to report such "suspicious" activity to authorities.
"The Communities Against Terrorism program is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the SLATT Program to provide law enforcement agencies with a tool to engage members of the local community in the fight against terrorism," writes SLATT.org, the program of the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance that is promoting the program, on its website. "To assist law enforcement in the outreach effort, templates of flyers containing potential indicators have been created for distribution to specific industries" (https://www.slatt.org/CAT).
Wednesday, February 8 2012 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Secret Police Murder and Cover-Up
February 7, 2012
The Lew Rockwell Show, Podcast #253
In this interview, Jesse Trentadue talks to Lew Rockwell about the torture-murder of his brother, Kenneth, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and a highly suspicious sting operation.
Kenneth Michael Trentadue: website
Friday, January 27 2012 - Legal Response to 9/11
U.S. fights to keep $6.6 million in al-Qaeda assets from 9/11 victims
"The facts are that the U.S. government, under the professed guise of good intentions toward victims of al-Qaeda, is pulling out every trick in the book to prevent individual victims of Sept. 11, 2001 . . . from pursuing and attaching [al-Qaeda funds]," the victims' lawyers said in a filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
January 22, 2012
By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a ferocious legal battle pitting government lawyers against victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the Justice Department is fighting to block thousands of individuals and businesses from taking $6.6 million in frozen al-Qaeda assets seized from an alleged terrorism financier.
Frozen by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2007, the money is sought by the attorneys for 6,000 individual victims and insurers who suffered billions in losses from the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The money, in a Chicago brokerage account controlled by senior al-Qaeda operative Abu al-Tayyeb until his arrest in Saudi Arabia in 2006, drew little public notice until lawyers for 9/11 victims moved in June to collect on a 2007 default judgment.
A short time later, the Justice Department initiated legal proceedings to claim the money for itself - and keep it out of the hands of the 9/11 victims and insurers.
That triggered a fierce response from the victims' lawyers, among them the Center City law firm Cozen O'Connor, who accuse the Justice Department of duplicity in seeking to prevent them from getting access to the money.
Monday, January 23 2012 - Civil Liberties-Police State
CIA whistleblower charged for leaking torture secrets
January 23, 2012
By Agence France-Presse
Monday, January 23, 2012
A former CIA official who publicly confirmed the waterboarding of top Al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah was charged Monday with leaking classified information to journalists, including the identities of two CIA officers.
Friday, January 20 2012 - Research/Evidence
Were Explosives the Source of the Seismic Signals Emitted from New York on September 11, 2001?
by André Rousseau
January 20, 2012
[Updated 1/21/12 to correct figures 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b and 2c, originally uploaded without study author's notations.]
When major shocks occur at the Earth's surface or at depth, waves of different types, magnitudes and speeds may move out from the source location. Such waves can be detected by seismometers located at recording stations, and the data from the recordings can be analyzed to learn many details of the source events. Seismic signals were recorded at stations in New York and four neighboring states on September 11, 2001 during the period when the North and South Towers (WTC1 and WTC2, respectively) were struck by airliners and collapsed, as well as during the collapse of Building 7 of the WTC, which had not been hit by a plane.
Data from the Palisades, NY recording station, located 34 km north-north-east of Manhattan, published by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO), provide the most detailed seismic waveforms for analysis, particularly for the determination of the locations (aerial, surface, or subsurface) and timing of the events that created the seismic waves.
Seismologists have been puzzled in their analysis of signals recorded for the events at the World Trade Center, as the contradictions are significant. They are particularly intrigued by the presence of seismic "peaks" before the collapses. This text focuses on the study of the seismic signals from Palisades. The new interpretation presented here renders the assertions of the seismic analysis of the events at the WTC, presented by the government, null and void.
Friday, January 20 2012 - Resources and Materials
New Project Censored Book Makes Media Revolution
January 20, 2011
by Dr. Paul Rea
Huff, Mickey and Project Censored, Eds. Censored 2012: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012. New York: Seven Stories Press, September 2011. $19.95.
Even more than its predecessors, Censored 2012 makes for highly engaging and informative reading. This collection is a well mixed bag containing much that we need to know but too often don't.
This deficit occurs because many Americans are, in Neil Postman's memorable phrase, "amusing ourselves to death" and in part because many exhibit an aversion to discussing issues. But above all the deficit results from increased media malpractice and censorship. When a study shows that regular viewers of Fox News are less informed--and likely more misinformed--than those who don't follow the news, something is seriously amiss.
According to editor Mickey Huff, the corporate media are serving up a diet of "junk-food news to avoid telling the public what is really going on at home and abroad" (p. 12). If this strikes many readers as obvious, fewer seem fully aware of just how pervasive this censorship has become--how very little coverage many significant issues receive.
Wednesday, January 18 2012 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Having to rely on government-sanctioned media and publishers to "allow" you access to history or current events and government actions.
No 911truth.org ...
Imagine a United States with No Human Being-managed information sources accessible online ...
STOP SOPA & PIPA
"An informed citizenry is the only
true repository of the public will."
Sunday, January 15 2012 - Civil Liberties-Police State
10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free
By Jonathan Turley
January 13, 2011
Every year, the State Department issues reports on individual rights in other countries, monitoring the passage of restrictive laws and regulations around the world. Iran, for example, has been criticized for denying fair public trials and limiting privacy, while Russia has been taken to task for undermining due process. Other countries have been condemned for the use of secret evidence and torture.
Even as we pass judgment on countries we consider unfree, Americans remain confident that any definition of a free nation must include their own -- the land of free. Yet, the laws and practices of the land should shake that confidence. In the decade since Sept. 11, 2001, this country has comprehensively reduced civil liberties in the name of an expanded security state. The most recent example of this was the National Defense Authorization Act, signed Dec. 31, which allows for the indefinite detention of citizens. At what point does the reduction of individual rights in our country change how we define ourselves?
While each new national security power Washington has embraced was controversial when enacted, they are often discussed in isolation. But they don't operate in isolation. They form a mosaic of powers under which our country could be considered, at least in part, authoritarian. Americans often proclaim our nation as a symbol of freedom to the world while dismissing nations such as Cuba and China as categorically unfree. Yet, objectively, we may be only half right. Those countries do lack basic individual rights such as due process, placing them outside any reasonable definition of "free," but the United States now has much more in common with such regimes than anyone may like to admit.
These countries also have constitutions that purport to guarantee freedoms and rights. But their governments have broad discretion in denying those rights and few real avenues for challenges by citizens -- precisely the problem with the new laws in this country.
The list of powers acquired by the U.S. government since 9/11 puts us in rather troubling company.
Wednesday, January 11 2012 - Editorials
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher
January 11, 2012
by James Hufferd, Ph.D., Coordinator, 9/11 Truth Grassroots Organization
Most of the recent big, commonly noticeable and objectionable changes in our controllable circumstances in America -- including many downright atrocities -- have happened since September 11, 2001. And a goodly number of them have developed as a direct consequence. Although that day still seems, in many ways, very recent, it appears to have marked not only a beginning of our current and accumulating woes, but also the end of a long age of relative bliss, freedom, and a degree of personal opportunity that we haven't experienced since.
My supposition, which I've voiced here before, is that 9/11 wasn't just an "inside job", but rather was done at the bequest of an international elite firmly in control of our (government + corporate) establishment, as well as those in other countries, the main trunk of the giant controlling octopus being international central banking.
Within a year or two after 9/11/01, at least a small segment of the populace was beginning to note that a credible (and routine) investigation of the background and modus operandi of 9/11 still hadn't been conducted by the criminal justice system. The lack of initiative in this case seemed puzzling due to nearly all Americans' faith at the time in the strength and reliability of the constitutional machinery of due process. The ensuing insistence by many that such routine procedures be carried out and criminal accountability be exacted stemmed from a shocked observation that such was not already completed, as one would have supposed, nor even yet underway. And thus, the 9/11 Truth movement in its present form was conceived to compel or urge that tardy process.
Wednesday, January 4 2012 - Other Important News
Justifying War with Iran
By Russ Baker
December 26, 2011
A growing body of evidence points to a concerted campaign to prepare Americans and the world for war against Iran. This is not idle speculation. It fits a pattern that repeatedly preceded previous hostilities.
Here are the recent examples on Iran:
-The claim that Iran is a WMD threat. Pretty much everyone is familiar with the long-term, continuing efforts to paint Iran as some kind of nuclear threat. This ignores the possibility that Iran is telling the truth in contending it is embarked on solely non-military nuclear research (debatable), and serious doubts among many experts that Iran is preparing nuclear weapons. Perhaps most important, it discounts the fact that many countries (including Iran's arch-enemy Israel) have nuclear weapons, and disregards the undoubted truth that if a country like Iran ever did launch nuclear weapons, it would be wiped out in a nanosecond, creating a very strong disincentive for offensive use. At the same time, by encouraging other countries and internal foes to believe that it has nuclear weapons, Iran creates an inexpensive protective shield for its regime. A dangerous game, to be sure, but without further evidence of Iranian nukes, hardly a reason to launch a war that would surely cause even more death and destruction than the misguided Iraq invasion. [Continues...]
Also below: "Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, 'Serial Fabricators' and the Tale of Iran and 9/11" from Truth-Out.org.
And from the archives, "Iran Gave U.S. Help On Al Qaeda After 9/11" (CBS News).
Friday, December 30 2011 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Appeals Court Revives EFF's Challenge to Government's Massive Spying Program
Justices Find that Spied-On Telephone Customers Have the Right to Sue
December 29, 2011
San Francisco - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked the government's attempt to bury the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) lawsuit against the government's illegal mass surveillance program, returning Jewel v. NSA to the District Court for the next step.
The court found that Jewel had alleged sufficient specifics about the warrantless wiretapping program to proceed. Justices rejected the government's argument that the allegations about the well-known spying program and the evidence of the Folsom Street facility in San Francisco were too speculative.
"Since the dragnet spying program first came to light, we have been fighting for the chance to have a court determine whether it is legal," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn. "Today, the Ninth Circuit has given us that chance, and we look forward to proving the program is an unconstitutional and illegal violation of the rights of millions of ordinary Americans."
Friday, December 30 2011 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Senate Approves Requiring Military Custody [of US Citizens in US] in Terror Cases
There has certainly been much consternation over portions of this bill, S. 1867, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as well there should be, during the past few days, including from such ideologically varied sources as Democracy Now, Rep. Ron Paul, the ACLU and even much-loathed Anne Coulter. Article titles such as "Battlefield America," "Soviet States of America," "I'll Be Home for Christmas (Unless I'm Held on Terrorism Charges)," convey the level of concern generated by the potential of American citizens' becoming LEGALLY sanctioned. (Of course, this has been going on for some time, and Justin Raimondo provides excellent analysis of why it's suddenly become congressionally sanctioned in "Setting the Trap," posted below in full.)
With all this consternation over Sections 1031 and 1032, does anyone wonder what ELSE may be in the NDAA? I do. Recall a few years back when we, collectively, "defeated" the bill that would have federalized our states' National Guards. Congressional phones rang off the hook with US citizens expressing outrage. At the time I warned, "Watch the appropriations bills... they'll slip it in there undetected." In October, 2006, that's exactly what happened. In fact, 51 governors wrote in opposition to that alteration of 200 years of
Learn about the bill, here. H.R. 1540
By Charlie Savage
November 29, 2011
New York Times
WASHINGTON -- Defying the Obama administration's threat of a veto, the Senate on Tuesday voted to increase the role of the military in imprisoning suspected members of Al Qaeda and its allies -- including people arrested inside the United States.
By a vote of 61 to 37, the Senate turned back an effort to strip a major military bill of a set of disputed provisions affecting the handling of terrorism cases. While the legislation still has several steps to go, the vote makes it likely that Congress will eventually send to President Obama's desk a bill that contains detainee-related provisions his national-security team has said are unacceptable.
Monday, December 26 2011 - Resources and Materials
A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995
December 26, 2011
Noble Lie: A myth or untruth knowingly told by the elite to maintain social harmony, or the social position of the elite. - The Republic, Plato
The 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City was a direct blow to the heart of America. One hundred sixty-eight people were killed, including nineteen children. For those watching the nightly news, terrorism had come home. For years following the bombing, countless victims' family members, survivors, rescuers and ordinary Americans have questioned the official accounts about that fateful day.
Hoping to shed light on answers long ignored and censored, both by prominent media outlets and the U.S. government, A Noble Lie peels back what we thought we knew about the bombing and its perpetrators. This film exposes information never before examined or brought to the attention of the American public.
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