"The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks""The government withdrew opportunities for contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars after Qwest refused to participate in an unidentified National Security Agency program that the company thought might be illegal." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/12/AR2007101202485_pf.html
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Considering that two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar, lived with an FBI counter-terrorism official named Abdussattar Shaikh in San Diego, California prior to 9/11, you bet they knew. And you can guess whose "national security" they are protecting. ~ B.B.
By Russ Baker on Jun 5, 2013
The FBI apparently has known for a decade about links between powerful Saudi interests and the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and has been forced to tacitly admit that it lied about it for all of these years.
In case the import is not clear, let us state emphatically: this is a huge development.
In court filings seeking to stave off a media Freedom of Information request, the FBI has stated that releasing documents relating to this issue will harm "national security." As proof of the sensitivity of the matter, the FBI gave the judge a document dated April 4, 2002, in which the FBI states that its own inquiries "revealed many connections" between a well-connected Saudi family with a house in South Florida and "individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001."
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
New video, based in part on research by Kevin Ryan, Mark Gaffney, and Michael Ruppert, which identifies some of the individuals and organizations responsible for carrying out the 9/11 attacks.
9/11 Conspiracy Solved Names, Connections, & Details Exposed!
Hour 1 of Red Ice Radio can be listened to without a subscription. He mentions Kevin Ryan's research as influencing his thinking about 9/11 in his discussion with the show's host Henrik Palmgren. ~ B.B.
Niels Harrit - Hour 1 - Thermitic Materials in the World Trade Center Dust & Building 7
May 28 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
9/11 Victory for 9/11 Justice(Just a tiny bit of justice, but it's a start)8 min. videoIt is Widely Known that the BBC Reported the Collapse of World
Trade Center Building 7 Over 20 Minutes Before it Occurred.UK Man Wins Court Victory Over BBC for 9/11 Coverup BroadcastTony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because theBBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks,he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapseof World Trade Center Building 7 over 20 minutes before it occurred.WTC 7 was a 47-story skyscraper that was not hit by a plane on9/11 but collapsed at free-fall speed later that day.Here is the broadcast where the BBC announced the collapse ofWTC 7 while it was still standing behind the reporter:
So Rooke said the BBC had to have had prior knowledge to a terrorattack making them complicit in the attack. He presented the BBCfootage to the judge along with a slew of other evidence, and thejudge agreed that Rooke had a reasonable case to protest. Rookewas found not guilty and he was not fined for failure to pay thelicensing fee.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We would like to announce the publication, in the Journal of 9/11 Studies, of Matthew Witt's article, "Morewell than Orwell: Paramilitarization in the United States post-9/11". Matthew Witt is well known as a member of the group of scholars that has encouraged the study of "State Crimes Against Democracy" (SCAD). In this article he looks, not at the events of 9/11 themselves, but at the crisis of legitimation that the U.S. state faces and the way it has, since 9/11, chosen to respond to this crisis. The Occupy Wall Street movement is taken as the central example of state response and repression.
As we announce this publication we also want to announce our intention to broaden the scope of the Journal. The historical importance of the Journal lies in detailed, critical examination of the events of the day of 9/11, and we have no intention of abandoning this focus, but there are many disciplines we would like to invite into the conversation and we would like to include studies of the context and meaning of 9/11. We are aware that there are other journals that attempt to deal with these issues, but with few exceptions these journals accept the official narrative of 9/11 and tend to exclude the writings of authors with a critical perspective. In our view this means that the interpretations of 9/11 developed in these journals are bound to be faulty. We want to create a space where researchers working in the humanities, such as John McMurtry, whose recent article on the moral decoding of 9/11 has drawn a good deal of attention, and Matthew Witt can write without the usual pressure to adhere to flawed accounts of 9/11. In this process we also hope that people who have not traditionally read our Journal will find themselves drawn to it and to its critical perspective on recent history.
Please post links to these articles on all relevant websites so that we can invite as many people as possible into a dialogue on these important events.
Kevin Ryan and Graeme MacQueen
Monday, March 18, 2013
A friend of our movement has started a new White House petition asking to reinvestigate the collapse of WTC Building 7 on 9/11.
If you wonder what this is about, please see this 6 second video clip of the building collapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj487RNAi14
Yes, this 47 floor skyscraper came down in only 6 seconds, and the US goverment said it happened because of office fires. But engineers say never before has a steel frame building collapsed like this. I am no engineer, but I can tell this building is not collapsing due to fire. So I think they should reinvestigate the collapse of WTC-7. What do you think?
Please sign the petition, and forward to your friends and family: http://www.whitehouse.gov/AbjB
PS. you may also want to see this investigation by a high school teacher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVCDpL4Ax7I
"Building Peace in the Age of Drone Warfare"
A Talk by Medea Benjamin
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
First Christian Church (in the Great Hall)
205 E. Kirkwood Ave.
On the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, join us in listening to and talking with renowned Peace activist, organizer, and author Medea Benjamin in Bloomington, Indiana.
Time for questions and answers will follow Medea Benjamin's audio-visual presentation. Copies of Medea's book Drone Warfare will be available for purchase. A reception with refreshments and book signing will conclude the evening.
Benjamin is co-founder of the women's peace group Code Pink and the international human rights organization Global Exchange and has authored or co-authored nine books.
Benjamin's latest book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control was published in 2012 and is the main subject of her talk in Bloomington. She is one of the world's experts on — and opponents of — drone warfare. She has recently visited families whose lives have been shattered by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and will speak about these experiences during her talk.
Benjamin contends that drone warfare — which the Obama administration has expanded in its war against Al Qaeda and others — is illegal, immoral and counter-productive. "Sometimes the target is killed and sometimes the intelligence is faulty and a sleeping family or a wedding party bears the brunt of miscalculation. At all times, however, the Taliban [and other U.S. opponents] capitalize on the ensuing mayhem and gain new recruits," she writes in her book, Drone Warfare. Secret legal findings by the Obama administration permit the intelligence agencies to target even U.S. citizens.
Medea Benjamin's talk in Bloomington is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
Co-sponsored by Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Bloomington branch; Just Peace Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington; and Bloomington Peace Action Coalition.
More about Medea Benjamin and her work can be found at:
Monday, February 11, 2013
The pervasive news surrounding the confirmation hearing of John Brennan, Obama's nominee for CIA director, is paralleled by another, related story that has been largely ignored by the U.S. media. That is the story of the man called Abu Zubaydah, whose alleged torture testimony, obtained by the CIA while Brennan was the head of the agency's Terrorist Threat Center, built the foundation for the official account of 9/11. This week I spoke to Lee Hamilton, former vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, about the serious problems that the government's new stance on Zubaydah creates for the 9/11 Commission Report.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
This blog article describes why USAF General Ralph Eberhart, who led NORAD at the time of the 9/11 attacks, should be brought up on charges for lying to Congress. It also details many other reasons to investigate Eberhart.
Many thanks to Matthew Everett, for his outstanding research on 9/11 with regard to the hijacked flights and the military. Thanks also to Erik Larson, who worked to make many documents available at the 911 Document Archive.
Friday, January 4, 2013
I came across an interesting YouTube video dealing with an economic motive behind 9/11. ~ B.B.
Black 9/11: Money, Motive, Technology, and Plausible Deniability
This blog article is comparing 9/11 Truthers to the KKK and neo-nazis. Since when is asking questions and demanding the truth, (about 9/11) not the same as demanding real justice for all the victims, of 9/11? Demanding true justice does not equal hate speech!excerpt:The latest entrant into MoDOT's tense fight between free speech and hate speech, organizes itself through meetup.com, a site that brings people with common interests and similar zipcodes together. The St. Louis 9/11 Questions Group describes itself thusly:We are residents of the Greater St. Louis Area (and other areas) concerned about the many disturbing aspects of the 9/11 attacks and interested in finding out more about those events. We have many disagreements, but we agree that 9/11 is worth inquiring into. We are inclusive as opposed to exclusive. Generally, we believe that when gravity causes an object to move, the object goes down, not upwards and outwards in an arc.
MoDOT Approves "9/11-Truther" Group's Adopt-A-Highway ApplicationBy Leah GreenbaumFri., Dec. 14 2012 at 7:30 AM
Friday, December 14, 2012
FINALLY! Rudi Dekkers Behind Bars for Drug Trafficking
The long run of Rudi Dekkers, 56, the Dutch national who first passed out bunks to Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi when they arrived in the United States to enroll at Huffman Aviation in Venice, Florida, ended last week when he was arrested for drug trafficking in Houston.(read the criminal complaint .pdf)
Before relating the details of 'what went down in Houston,' a little 'back story' on Dekkers, who is an historically important figure:
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, it was Rudi Dekkers' running account of the character and personality of Mohamed Atta and the other terrorists which transfixed a nation and the world. He was everywhere on television.
Even though it seemed to many observers that he was making it up as he went along, Dekkers fixed an image of the hijackers that changed remarkably little in the years that followed.
Marwan was the jolly one. Atta was rude. Dekkers' didn't like him, he asserted, ever more emphatically. He just didn't.
"I just had this funny feeling"
On the day after the attack, Dekkers had denied to reporters that he's ever talked to Atta or Al-Shehhi, There were dozens of foreign students at the school. He was a very busy man. But his memory very shortly seemed to improve. Later, the operations manager at the second flight school (in Naples) told me someone she thought was an FBI agent had been coaching him behind the scenes.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The 9/11 coverup continues... ~ B.B.
Military judge allows total blackout of 9/11 plotters' torture testimony
By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 14:43 ESTA military judge presiding over the trials of the accused 9/11 plotters decided last week that any and all testimony relating to their treatment by U.S. personnel shall be censored, according to a ruling released Wednesday.
In a statement sent to reporters, the American Civil Liberties Union made it clear that they are deeply troubled by the judge's ruling.
"The government wanted to ensure that the American public would never hear the defendants' accounts of illegal CIA torture, rendition and detention, and the military judge has gone along with that shameful plan," ACLU attorney Hina Shamsi said in an advisory.
Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/12/military-judge-allows-total-blackout-of-911-plotters-torture-testimony/