Friday, October 9, 2009

Response to 9/11 Commission staff member Miles Kara

Dear Mr. Kara,

Thank you for your "Open Letter to the 9-11 Working Group of Bloomington." As a member of that group, I'm glad to see you express interest in our work and I appreciate your invitation to further discuss the 9/11 Commission report in a public forum. It's unfortunate that you're not willing to engage in Q&A, however, as the questions are many and, to this day, the answers are very few. It is also unfortunate that you are not willing to debate the facts, because we would be happy to have you come to Bloomington for a public debate. But a dialogue of any sort is a welcome start.

For six years now, I've been focused on the work of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the ongoing independent investigation into what happened at the World Trade Center (WTC). The WTC reports finally generated by NIST have been shown to be dismally weak, highly inconsistent, and completely false. Frankly the NIST reports are a shameful excuse for science. Add to this the independent discovery of explosive residues in the WTC dust, which NIST did not test for or even consider, and we must suspect that a cover-up has been intended with regard the events of 9/11.

Although I have not had as much time to evaluate the 9/11 Commission report, my understanding is that it too is mostly, if not entirely, false. This is evident from the very start, where the report states its primary aim to "provide the fullest possible accounting of the events surrounding 9/11." It is now widely known that many of the most important events of 9/11 were never mentioned in the 9/11 Commission report at all, let alone presented in the fullest possible accounting. These complete omissions include the destruction of WTC building 7, the testimony of FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta's testimony concerning the Vice President and the approach of Flight 77, the connections between al Qaeda and the Pakistani ISI, and many other examples. A number of the omissions and distortions in your report have been detailed by Dr. David Ray Griffin in an easy to reference book.

Considering these facts, our group's excitement about your offer to collaborate with us is tempered by the suspicion that you might continue to engage in the same "exacting investigative work" that the Commission report attributes to you. For my own part, this suspicion is aggravated by your stated appreciation for Joel Hirschhorn, who you claim is "value added." My experience with Hirschhorn, someone I've met and presented with, is that he does not strive for a "paradigm shift" by any means. In fact, he appears to promote a futile pandering to the status quo that would result in the 9/11 Truth movement becoming as useless as a concrete parachute. Worse yet, Hirschhorn was involved with misrepresenting an honest group of investigators and promoting a poorly considered draft bill for Congress that called for investigation of WTC theories that literally no one supports.

Therefore I'm not encouraged by your suggestion that we subscribe to a new three-part plan of action, which in fact is not new. There have been countless attempts at engaging corporate media sources in reporting the basic facts about 9/11, and most of those attempts have failed. There have also been a number of 9/11 lawsuits filed, and to date, all of those have been rejected before the evidence could be discovered or presented. Finally, there have been many attempts to reach Congress with the facts. The 9/11 Working Group has met with the staff of our own congressman, and also with our former congressman, 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton. Unlike you, Mr. Hamilton was not opposed to a new investigation, and he gave us a long list of excuses for why your 9/11 Commission investigation report was not sufficient.

We can no longer afford to ask our politicians and media to cure our corrupt system. It is the corporate media itself, and the corporate-funded politicians that maintain the corrupt system, and that are the problem. We must rebuild our media and our government, and the truth about 9/11 has the power to do just that. In doing so we will need to be aware, as you wrote, of "the frauds, opportunists, and paper millers who serve primarily as a major distraction."

This brings me to John Farmer and his new book, which I agree does not intend to state that the 9/11 Commission report is completely false. To the contrary, although I have not read the book I understand from others that its approach is much the same as that of the Commission's report. I learned this through attorney John Ekonomou, who wrote to Farmer a few weeks ago and later copied me on his message. Ekonomou purchased the Farmer book and was appalled at how quickly he realized that it was a "flat-out misrepresentation" of the facts.

But getting back to the struggle for truth, and your offer to help, we should see if there is common ground as you mentioned. You say that an event occurred on 9/11, and you call it a terrorist attack. Having met many of the Americans around the country who are alarmed by the lack of truth about 9/11, I can tell you that this appraisal is shared by almost all of them. We know it was a terrorist attack. What we don't know is: Who were the terrorists?

You can help us continue building an honest answer to that question. As you're no doubt aware from our website, our group has received a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses from government agencies. Some of those responses are enlightening, while others are not particularly useful due to the ongoing lack of transparency surrounding the events of 9/11, and the extreme redaction that is involved. But among the documents we received, we have noticed many facts that do not support your Commission's report, and we've noticed a number of surprising things that should have been in your report but were not.

Starting out in a small way, let's talk about "We have some planes." Can you tell us where this phrase originated from, in terms of records made by air traffic controllers or others involved in the events of 9/11, and how you attributed it to the alleged hijackers? It is the title of one of the chapters of the 9/11 Commission report, and I believe you have taken credit for that analysis to some degree.

With a small step such as this, I think we might be able to begin working together for the benefit of all.

Sincerely,

Kevin R. Ryan

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why is the Mainstream Media not Demanding the Truth About 9/11?

Why is the Mainstream Media not Demanding the Truth About 9/11?

1. Former FBI Translator and Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has exposed, among many other disturbing revelations, that Osama bin Laden and "Al Qaeda" (which simply means "the base") were working with government intelligence operatives right up until the morning of 9/11 (and perhaps beyond):

http://amconmag.com/article/2009/nov/01/00006/

2. The 9/11 Commission Report has been exposed as almost entirely untrue by John Farmer, the Dean of Rutgers School of Law--Newark who served as Senior Counsel to the Commission:

http://media-newswire.com/release_1098894.html

3.  No reasonably intelligent and rational individual could possibly watch the full two hours of this video and still honestly believe everything the American government has told its citizens about the events of 11 September 2001:

http://www.ae911truth.org/flashmov11.htm

4.  The 9/11 Truth Movement ebbs and flows ... losing credibility with each Alex Fox media stunt and every (planted?) Icke-ish nut claiming alien lizard people or Apocalyptic demons are to blame ... then regaining momentum whenever one more brave citizen opens their mind to the harsh facts and horrible ramifications of what the truth might be, and demands an unbridled investigation knowing they will be called "kook" or "communist" by scared Sheeple seeking to maintain the bliss of ignorance.  This will go on, ad nauseum and forever, until the Truth of 9/11 is fully investigated and openly exposed.

So again I ask, why is the mainstream media not demanding the truth about 9/11?

Whatever happened to investigative journalism?

Bruce Arnold

http://BikersRights.LdrLongDistanceRider.com
1521 Alton Road #262 . Miami Beach, FL 33139 . 786-326-8079
Signatory, 911 Truth Statement & Petition (911Truth.org|ae911Truth.org)


Saturday, September 19, 2009

An American Biker for 911 Truth

Hello,

My name is Bruce Arnold, and I live in Miami Beach.  I am a record-holding
long distance motorcycle rider, and the author of numerous articles on
distance riding and motorcyclists' rights.  Yesterday, I released the
October 2009 installment of the "Bruce on Bikers' Rights" online series, an
article entitled "Recession, Revolution and Bikers' Rights".  The PDF
version of the article is attached, and the HTML version is available at
either of these links:

http://www.ldrlongdistancerider.com/motorcyclists_rights/bikersrights0910.ph
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http://tinyurl.com/n7hmuc

The 911 Truth Movement is featured prominently and positively therein, and I
invite you to email, broadcast, post, re-publish or otherwise use this
article in any way that you think might be beneficial to the cause.  All I
ask is that you take nothing out of context, and include my accreditation.

Keep fighting the good fight!

Bruce Arnold

Bruce@LdrLongDistanceRider.com
Co-Moderator, Bruce-n-RC's Biker Forum
Author and Publisher, LdrLongDistanceRider.com
Mile Eater Gold Member, Iron Butt Association (IBA)
Sustaining Member, Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF)
2009 Chairman's Circle, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)
Signatory, 911 Truth Statement & Petition (911Truth.org|ae911Truth.org)



Friday, September 18, 2009

More Questions on 9/11--Asia Times Online

"More Questions on 9/11," Pepe Escobar, Asia Times Online, Sep. 18, 2009

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KI18Ak02.html

  [Asia Times Online, a site not known for carrying stories about 9/11 or conspiracies, has an excellent article by Pepe Escobar raising questions about 9/11. --B.B.] 

Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

"Why Propaganda Trumps Truth," Paul Craig Roberts, Infowars.com
http://www.infowars.com/why-propaganda-trumps-truth/

[This is one of the best articles that I've read explaining why so many people are unwilling to question the official version of 9/11. --B.B.]


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nationwide Car Wash to Benefit 9/11 First Responders

***ALERT***      ***URGENT***   ***ALERT***
Nationwide Car Wash to benefit sick and dying 9/11 First Responders.
***PLEASE FORWARD***

When: 9/26/2009

Where: Across America

To Benefit: The Feal Good Foundation and firstrespondersfirst. org
The Feal Good Foundation is a federally recognized  501 (c) 3 organization, that was created by John Feal, a 9/11 first responder who has developed respiratory illness called "The World Trade Center Cough" John's belief in community and helping people in need is strong, as In 2007 John donated a kidney in a "triple kidney transplant. Please help provide John and the other 9/11 first responders the desperate medical care, prescription  medication and other much needed help by hosting a car wash in your area.
Official Fliers, posters and banners will be available for download in the photos section @ http://2ndresponders.ning.com/profile/MichaelWhite, take your disc to the local print shop or Staples and have a b/w banner made for under $10.

 Helpful Hints for a successful car wash.
1.)     Location, location, location. We've all heard this before and that is because it is true. Find a very high traffic area with enough space to work safely and comfortably. If the business owner says no, ask another and another, until you find one and you will find one.
2.)     Advertise your Car Wash in several mediums, post it on all of your social networking sites, craigslist  "Events" and "Barter" page. I.e. Will trade car wash for a donation to the sick and dying 9/11 first responders. Give out a press release to your local broadcast stations, post up fliers, try community bulletin boards etc.
3.)     Have at least 2-4 people holding signs about the car wash.
4.)     Set a goal and have one person with an erasable sign, displaying to prospective customers and passers by, your goal with a running total of donations so far.
5.)     If you contact small business owners, you can likely have all or at least some of your supplies donated.
6.)     Have at least two people in charge of the money and send it A.S.A.P to the Feal Good Foundation or postmarked no later than September 30th, 2009.
7.)     This event is being organized by a 9/11 Truther, the treatment of our national heroes is a national disgrace and is only further evidence that our government does not care to do anything but hamper the truth, even if it means letting our eyewitness' to the truth die horrible, unjustly and untimely deaths.
8.)     Feel free to pass out "Truth Information", although today's message is to put the victims at the forefront "Honor the Victim's" by supporting 9/11 Truth.
9.)          Thank you in advance for your compassion and your time, I want to live in an America that takes care of their sick and fallen, especially our troops and first responders. I want to live in an America that seeks the truth and holds those responsible, however, slight or great, to account.
10.)    Please make this project go viral, make a video presentation for the web the first responders need it. Spread the message far and wide. Let's make this event more than memorable, let's make a tangible difference and get these heroes the help that they so desperately need.
   Thanks,
   Michael White
   Organizer






Brainwashing and 911 : Dailycensored.com


Body of War coming to Btown

         BODY OF WAR TO BE SCREENED IN BLOOMINGTON

 "The Real War," a documentary film series about the current military occupations, debuts with the Bloomington screening of Body of War on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.
 
         Bluntly and intimately, Body of War scrutinizes the day-to-day life of a disabled veteran, Tomas Young, 25 years old, who was shot in Iraq, struggles to survive and speaks out publicly against the war. The camera follows him for a period of months, when he passes through several important milestones.
 
A 2007 film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, Body of War won the National Board of Review's Best Documentary Award.
 
Critics from across the political spectrum have raved about Body of War, including the Washington Post, Fox News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and many others. The Washington Post called the film "powerful." The New York Times said it was "impossible not to like." Time magazine called it a "superb documentary . . . almost unbearably moving . . . ."  The Washington Post said "don't miss [the film]." The Boston Phoenix called it "stirring and poetic, " and CBS News called it "unforgettable."Fox News called it "riveting." The Kansas City Star said it was "deeply compelling." The Village Voice called the film "deeply affecting."
 
The next film in the series will be Rethink Afghanistan, to be screened  on Wednesday, October 21. Occupation 101 will follow on Wednesday, November 19.
 
"The Real War" film series is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition.
 

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

[AE911Truth] TOMORROW: Commonwealth Club LIVE STREAMING

SPECIAL LIVE STREAMING BROADCAST ON SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS ON 9-11 COLLAPSE OF WTC TWIN TOWERS AND BUILDING 7.
If you have not heard of AE911Truth organization, or Architect Richard Gage AIA, you can learn about both at www.AE911Truth.org. Richard Gage has been involved, since shortly after 9-11, trying to find answers to a host of unanswered questions posed by families of victims of 9-11, Fireman at the scene, and various other Engineers, Physicists, Architects and knowledgeable and perceptive citizens, who have been deeply concerned about the conclusions drawn by the 9-11 Commission and by other facts that, simply, do not add-up. I hope you are able to find time to listen to the Live Streaming broadcast of Mr. Gage's presentation. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

9/11 MIND SWELL

"Who should we blame for the failure of the 9/11 truth movement to fix the historical record...?"
 
9/11 MIND SWELL
by Joel S. Hirschhorn
  
As we approach the eighth anniversary of 9/11 consider this paradox. In the post 9-11 years the scientific evidence for disbelieving the official government story has mounted incredibly. And the number of highly respected and credentialed professionals challenging the official story has similarly expanded. Yet, to the considerable disappointment of the international 9/11 truth movement, the objective fact is that there are no widespread, loud demands for a new government-backed 9/11 investigation. The 9/11 truth movement is the epitome of a marginalized movement, one that never goes away despite not achieving truly meaningful results, which in this case means replacing official lies with official truth. What has gone wrong?

Akin to the definition of insanity, the hallmark of entrenched but marginalized movements is that they continue to pursue exactly the same strategy and tactics that have failed to produce solid results. They indulge themselves with self-delusion, defensive thinking and acting as if the world at large must surely and finally wake up, see the light and embrace the Truth. Years and, potentially, decades go by, but this quixotic status quo remains embedded, as if set in intellectual concrete. There is no brain tumor to blame. Nor any mass hypnosis of true believers to prove. There is just monumental disinterest among the dominant culture, political establishment and the broad public that is far more engaged with other issues, problems and movements.

The 9/11 truth movement, at best, gets meager public attention when it is derided and insulted, used as an example of persistent conspiratorial insanity.

Make no mistake; I concluded a few years back, after using my professional engineering and materials science background to study the evidence, that the official government story is a lie. As a former full professor of engineering, I firmly believe that elements of the US government were involved with contributing to (not just allowing) the 9/11 tragedy, but that does not necessarily eliminate the role of those terrorists publicly blamed for the events. Science, logic, evidence and critical thinking told me this.

Who should we blame for the failure of the 9/11 truth movement to fix the historical record and, better yet, identify those in the government who turned 9/11 into an excuse for going to war, getting them indicted, prosecuted, and punished for their murderous acts?

It is too easy to blame the mainstream media and political establishment for refusing to demand and pursue a truly comprehensive and credible independent scientific and engineering investigation. President Obama with his tenacious belief in looking forward, not backward, exemplifies a national mindset to avoid the painful search for truth and justice that could produce still more public disillusionment with government and feed the belief that American democracy is weak at best, and delusional at worst.

Marginalized movements always face competition for public attention. There are always countless national issues and problems that feed new movements and distract the public. There have been many since 9/11, not the least of which was the last presidential campaign and then the painful economic recession, and now the right wing attacks on health care reform. The 9/11 truth movement illustrates a total failure to compete successfully with other events and movements.

This can be explained in several ways. The 9/11 movement has not been able to articulate enough benefits to the public from disbelieving the official government story and pursuing a new investigation. What might ordinary Americans gain? Would proof-positive of government involvement make them feel better, more secure, and more patriotic? Apparently not. In fact, just the opposite. By its very nature, the 9/11 issue threatens many things by discovering the truth: still less confidence in the US political system, government and public officials. Still more reason to ponder the incredible loss of life and national wealth in pursuing the Iraq war. In other words, revealing 9/11 truth offers the specter of a huge national bummer. Conversely, it would show the world that American democracy has integrity.


The second explanation for failure is that the truth movement itself is greatly to blame. It has been filled with nerdish, ego-centric and self-serving activists (often most interested in pushing their pet theory) unable to pursue strategies designed to face and overcome ugly, challenging realities. The truth movement became a cottage industry providing income and meaning for many individuals and groups feeding the committed with endless websites, public talks, videos, books and paraphernalia. They habitually preach to the choir. Applause substitutes for solid results. In particular, it embraces the simplistic (and obviously ineffective) belief that by revealing technical, scientific and engineering facts and evidence the public and political establishment would be compelled to see the light. Darkness has prevailed.

Proof of this are the views expressed days ago on the truth movement by Ben Cohen on the Huffington Post: “I have done some research on the topic, but stopped fairly quickly into when it dawned on me that: 1. Any alternative to the official account of what happened is so absurd it simply cannot be true. 2. No reputable scientific journal has ever taken any of the 'science' of the conspiracy seriously. 3. The evidence supporting the official story is overwhelming, whereas the 9/11 Truthers have yet to produce a shred of concrete evidence that members of the U.S. government planned the attacks in New York and Washington.” Similarly, in the London Times James Bone recently said a “gruesome assortment of conspiracy theorists insists that the attacks on the US of September 11, 2001 were an inside job. It is easy to mock this deluded gang of ageing hippies, anarchists and anti-Semites.” Truthers continue to face a very steep uphill battle.

A common lie about the truth movement is that there have been no credible scientific articles in peer reviewed journals supporting it. But those opposing the truth movement will and do find ways to attack whatever scientific evidence is produced and published. It takes more than good science and facts for the movement to succeed.

Besides the movement having too many genuine crackpots (possibly trying to subvert it), a larger problem is what has been missing from it: effective political strategies. Besides pushing scientific results and more credible supporters, it did nothing successful to make a new 9/11 investigation a visible issue in the last presidential campaign. It did nothing effective to put pressure on a new, Democrat controlled congress to consider legislation providing the authorization and funding for a new, credible investigation. It seems that people who want to blame the government are often unable to also see the political path forward that requires the government to fund a new investigation.

To its credit, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth does have a petition aimed at Congress, demanding a new investigation, but has fewer than 5,000 signers. The petition effort in New York City to get a new investigation is commendable, with just under 75,000 signers, but national action is needed. Pragmatically, both efforts are unimpressive compared to other campaigns seeking political action. To get both media attention and political support the movement needs a hundred times more documented supporters, willing to do a lot more than sign a petition.

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 will come fast. The opportunity is making 9/11 an issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The least delusional and defensive in the truth movement should think deeply and seriously on what needs to change to accomplish the prime goal: having an official investigation that compels most people and history to accept the truth, no matter how painful it is, including the possibility that it finds no compelling evidence for government involvement.



Contact Joel S. Hirschhorn through delusionaldemocracy.com

Originally posted on atlanticfreepress.com
http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/news/1/11042-911-mind-swell.html

Thursday, February 12, 2009

9/11 Investigator to speak at MCPL

9/11 investigator & whistleblower Kevin Ryan will be giving a presentation entitled "Investigation Into Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust" on Saturday, April 11 2009 from 3:30 PM to 5 PM in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana

The presentation will be roughly 45 to 60 minutes and there will be time for questions at the end.