Friday, December 31, 2010

9/11 TRUTH: Kevin Ryan Exposes Access for Demolition Crews to WTC Buildings

Infowars.com currently has a YouTube video of an interview Kevin Ryan did for Resistance Radio Network in which he discusses who had access to WTC buildings, who was responsible for the complex's security, and who had demolition capabilities.  http://www.infowars.com/911-truth-kevin-ryan-exposes-access-for-demolition-crews-to-wtc-buildings/

 

During the interview Kevin talks about SAIC's involvement with the intelligence community, its connections to key players in government and the company's work with nano-thermite.  For more details on the subject, read Kevin's article at 911Blogger.com, "Carlyle, Kissinger, SAIC and Halliburton: A 9/11 Convergence."  http://911blogger.com/node/22120

 

 


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Joe Lieberman claims to be unaware WTC 7 collapse occurred

I'm not making this up.  Senator Joe Lieberman, the Chairman of the
Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, claims he knows
nothing about the collapse of WTC Building 7.  His remarks were
recently caught on video while he was answering questions from
constituents at what appears to be a church or synagogue, judging by
the stained glass windows in the background.  The video is currently
up on Infowars.com.

http://www.infowars.com/brazen-joe-lieberman-says-no-evidence-wtc-7-collapse-occurred-rebuffs-new-911-investigation/

Are we living in the Twilight Zone or what?

Recently Lieberman sponsored legislation in the Senate known as the
SHIELD Act (Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful
Dissemination). that would make disclosing intelligence sources a
federal crime.  The law is a response to disclosures made by
WikiLeaks.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/shield/

Joe Lieberman has also called for the Justice Department to indict
Julian Assange for violation of the 1917 Espionage Act.  Read Naomi
Wolf's critique of the 1917 Espionage Act and how it has been misused
in America's past to silence freedom of speech:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/post_1394_b_795001.html


- BB

Very important - circulate widely!

Below is a link to a video of the Veteran's for Peace Rally and civil disobedience action in Washington D.C. last Thursday.  The "Carl" and "Lori" mentioned in the posting that follows are Carl Rising-Moore and Lori Perdue. Both are military veterans and well known activists in the Indianapolis area. 

 

Both Chris Hedges and Daniel Ellsberg are featured in the video and were among the participants who were arrested.

 

Since the mainstream media doesn't want you to see this, we are asking that you forward this video widely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOde31QYbI0


- BB

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jesse Ventura to air program on 9/11 Pentagon Attack tonight 10:00 pm

If you are able to watch TruTV on cable, Jesse Ventura will be airing
his latest episode on the 9/11 Pentagon attack at 10:00 pm, Eastern.
If you don't have access to the show you can watch it next week online
at: FederalJack.com  http://www.federaljack.com/?p=18597

Jesse is a scheduled guest on Alex Jones Radio Show today (second
hour) for Dec. 17, 2010.

http://www.gcnlive.com/programs/alexJones/archives.php

Also on an unrelated matter, newly released Nixon tapes reveal that
Henry Kissinger was unconcerned about the plight of Soviet Jews.  The
tapes quote him as saying:

"The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of
American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the
Soviet Union, it is not an American concern." — Henry Kissinger

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/12/14/christopher-hitchens-latest-nixon-tape-buries-kissingers-reputation/

Pentagon Papers Whistleblowers Call for a new 9/11 Investigation

Both Daniel Ellsberg and former Senator Mike Gravel have called for a
new investigation into 9/11.  Ellsberg is best known for having leaked
the Pentagon Papers, a secret history of the Vietnam War drawn up by
the Rand Corporation, during the Nixon Administration.  In 1971,
Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska assisted Ellsberg by having the Pentagon
Papers read into the Congressional Register to prevent any attempt by
the government to censor the documents.

Ellsberg is quoted as saying, "9/11 is far more explosive than the
Pentagon Papers."

In the past, Daniel Ellsberg, a staunch advocate for civil liberties,
has been reluctant to take a position on 9/11.  His voice is a welcome
addition to the ever growing chorus calling for a new investigation.
As the article notes, Mike Gravel has been a long time supporter of
the 9/11 Truth Movement.

"Pentagon Papers Whistleblowers Call for a New 9/11 Investigation" by
Washington's Blog
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22360

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Video: Alex Jones reports illegal activities at Pentagon to FBI

In response to the recent Department of Homeland Security campaign to encourage citizens to report illegal activities, Alex Jones contacted the FBI to report Pentagon involvement with Anwar al-Awlaki, Operation Northwoods, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and 9/11.  Watch the video, it's a hoot.

 

http://www.infowars.com/alex-calls-fbi-during-live-broadcast-to-report-illegal-activities-at-pentagon/

 

 

 

 


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Laurie Manwell and Graeme MacQueen on WFHB

Here's an interview of Laurie Manwell and Graeme MacQueen, from September. The interviewer is my friend and neighbor, Byron Bangert, of the 9/11 Working Group in Bloomington. The show aired this week.
http://www.wfhb.org/news/interchange-truth-about-911-graeme-macqueen-and-laurie-manwell

- KR

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Geraldo Rivera’s Change of Heart About 9/11 Truth

By

Bob Baldwin

 

Over nine years after the attacks of September 11th, the first crack in the mainstream media's opposition to 9/11 Truth has finally emerged.  Last Saturday, Geraldo Rivera revealed an uncharacteristic open mindedness about the subject, during an interview with Bob McIlvaine, the father of a 9/11 victim, and Tony Szamboti, a structural engineer.  The interview centered on an ad the two guests were promoting, sponsored by New York City CAN (Coalition for Accountability Now), urging that the New York City Council hold a new investigation into 9/11.  http://nyccan.org/

As Bob McIlvaine explained during the interview, the ad entitled, "Building What?" refers to a remark made by New York Supreme Court Judge, Edward Lehner, during a hearing for a referendum to be put on the ballot in last fall's election, seeking a new investigation.  When asked if he knew about Building 7, Judge Lehner, like many upon first hearing its mention, responded: "Building what?"  In the end, despite having obtained over 80,000 signatures, the judge ruled against the petitioners, citing "technical" reasons for his decision.  http://world911truth.org/nyc-can-verdict-80000-silenced-by-state-supreme-court/

Bob McIlvaine's son Bobby, a Vice President for Merrill Lynch, was killed while attending a conference being held on the 106th floor of the North Tower.  http://911truthnews.com/about-911-truth-news/team/

Before the interview, Geraldo played a clip of Building 7's collapse, followed by the now infamous statement made by the building's lease holder, Larry Silverstein, "to pull the building."

Geraldo, who in the past has dismissed members of the 9/11 truth movement as, "nut jobs," appears to have been won over by the tireless efforts of the victim's families and those of the over 1,300 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. http://www.ae911truth.org/

 

Watch the interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_gE4wZEh0g

Note:  On March 6th, 1975, Geraldo Rivera was the first mainstream reporter to air on national television The Zapruder film of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/organ2.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The “Bandar Bush” 9/11 Connection

 by Bob Baldwin

 

 

A Macabre Celebration

 

Two days after 9/11, President Bush and Prince Bandar bin Sultan savored cigars together on the Truman balcony of the south portico of the White House.  As author Craig Unger notes, this was the same spot where previous presidents had celebrated major accomplishments, although he was careful to add, "Bandar and President Bush had nothing to celebrate.  Thousands of Americans were dead."

http://www.scribd.com/doc/36566088/House-of-Bush-House-of-Saud-Craig-Unger

 

Of course the real celebration took place three days before 9/11, on Saturday evening, when Prince Bandar attended a party at the home of Bruce Riedel, a CIA operative and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle Eastern Affairs during the Clinton Administration.  The King's Messenger; Ottaway, David; p. 154;

http://books.google.com/books?id=UdIZhiQxGxEC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=Party+%22Bruce+Riedel%22+Bandar+Tenet&source=bl&ots=S8bl5bNMhU&sig=KgJ8oBc4r4QjLqmO-3shR-y6E24&hl=en&ei=gQ7UTLDVDMOblgeoocTtBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Party%20%22Bruce%20Riedel%22%20Bandar%20Tenet&f=false

 

The party was reminiscent of the notorious soiree at Clint Murchison's home in Dallas the evening before the JFK assassination.  In attendance at that legendary affair were, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, John J. McCloy, and H. L. Hunt, all suspects in the assassination and subsequent cover-up.  http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmurchison.htm

 

The notables in attendance at the Riedel gathering included, almost the entire Middle East policy community including the ambassador to Israel and CIA director George Tenet.  After the party, Bandar and Tenet left together for an all night discussion that is said to have lasted into breakfast the following morning.  (Ottaway, David. Op. cit. p. 154.)  

 

Bruce Riedel, currently a policy advisor to President Barack Obama, intriguingly was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 2001.  http://www.brookings.edu/media/NewsReleases/2006/20061110.aspx  From his official biographies, it's not clear if that award was given before or after 9/11?  One can just hear President Bush saying, "'Brucie,' you're doing a heck of a job!"

 

Iran/Contra Financier

 

Prince Bandar, whose close relationship over the years with the Bush family earned him the moniker, "Bandar Bush," was no stranger to international intrigue and covert operations.  During the Iran-Contra Affair, Prince Bandar helped the Reagan-Bush Administration circumvent Congressional prohibitions by providing the Contras $32 million in financing. http://www.saudi-us-relations.org/international-relations/prince-bandar.html

 

Follow the Money

 

Bandar's connection to 9/11 is more than just circumstantial.  Money from an account at Riggs Bank belonging to his wife and he wound up in the pockets of two of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi.  The money was passed along via two intermediaries suspected of working for Saudi intelligence, Omar al Bayoumi and Osama Basnan.  http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/aug2004/rigg-a24.shtml

 

By coincidence, President Bush's uncle, Jonathan, was a senior executive of Riggs bank. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28396-2004May14.html

 

Omar al Bayoumi was a middle aged "student" living in San Diego who claimed to have just happened upon al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar the day of their arrival in the United States while dining at an Halal restaurant in Los Angeles.  As the story goes, he felt sorry for two men, and being the Good Samaritan that he was, decided to take the duo to San Diego to live with him.  His generosity had no bounds (which is understandable, considering he was using was Bandar's money). He provided the two future "terrorists" with an apartment, a car, and help with registering in a nearby flight school.  http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=omar_al-bayoumi

 

Before coming to the United States, Omar al Bayoumi had worked for an aviation servicing company in Saudi Arabia named Dallah Avco.  The company maintained extensive ties to the Ministry of Defense, headed by Prince Bandar's father, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.  http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=sultan_bin_abdul_aziz_al_saud

 

 It would be Bayoumi, who would later introduce the two men to an FBI counter terrorism informant, whom they would stay with later in 2000.  http://www.madcowprod.com/Shaikh.html

 

Another 'Lone Gunman'

 

Princess Haifa is the daughter of the late King Faisal, who was assassinated in 1975, allegedly by a deranged nephew. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,917224,00.html  (1975 was the same year Kahlid al-Mihdhar was born). 

 

The circumstances around the assassination are somewhat murky, given the secretive nature of the Saudi regime.  At the time, Faisal's bodyguards had been trained by a CIA front company, the Vinnell Corporation.  http://www.prouty.org/anatomy.html  At the time Henry Kissinger was jet setting about, carrying out his shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East.  As we well know, he was behind the coup in Chile and assassination of Salvador Allende on another September 11th, 1973.  Did he play a role in King Faisal's death?  We may never know.

 

Princess Haifa is the sister of Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi intelligence, who "conveniently" decided to resign from that position just ten days before 9/11.  http://911review.org/Sept11Wiki/PrinceTurkiAlFaisalAlSaud.shtml

 

The Great Escape

 

According to an online article for the April 9th Baltimore Chronicle by Margie Burns, a few days after 9/11, when civilian aircraft was still grounded nationwide, Turki and an entourage of thirty Arab men flew out of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Curiously, the Baltimore Chronicle would later delete mention of Prince Turki from the story.  The two versions can be viewed here.  http://www.weblog.nohair.net/archives/000502.html  It's not clear why the story changed.  Perhaps the first version was a mistake.  There are other Saudi Princes named "Turki" other than the Prince Turki. 

 

One interesting note: there was a passenger on one of the flights that flew out of Lexington, KY who listed his surname as "al-Hazmi."   http://www.peterdalescott.org/sau.html  Could he have been a relative of the two al-Hazmi brothers onboard Flight 77?  …And if Flight 77 never actually struck the Pentagon…

 

Nawaf al-Hazmi's brother Salem, would later be one of the 9/11 hijackers that would later, inexplicably, turn up alive after 9/11.  http://web.archive.org/web/20070715035936rn_1/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/23/widen23.xml  Despite claims that the mix up was due to stolen identities, the FBI has never bothered to clear up the matter.  The original 19 hijackers that they accused of carrying out the 9/11 attacks are still officially listed with the same names and photos, unchanged.

 

The Las Vegas flight that may or may not have had Prince Turki onboard, was one of four flights of prominent Saudis, including members of the Bin Laden family, who were airlifted out of the United States in the days following 9/11.  The operation, which was largely kept secret from the American public at the time, was authorized by President Bush and carried out with the assistance of the FBI.  Prince Bandar, who was serving as Saudi Ambassador to Washington at the time, helped organize the evacuation.  The Saudi airlift is documented in Craig Unger's book, House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties.  It is also featured prominently in Michael Moore's documentary film, Fahrenheit 9/11.

 

Ya Mama

 

In early 2008, documents were leaked to the British press, indicating that Prince Bandar had threatened British Prime Minister Tony Blair in an encounter that occurred in 2006, that if the Prime Minister did not halt an investigation into bribery and kickback scheme between British defense contractor, BAE and government officials in Saudi Arabia, Britain would encounter "another 7/7" terror attack.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/15/bae.armstrade 

 

In response to Prince Bandar's threats, Blair, being the poodle that he is, called off the investigation. http://www.corruptionisacrime.com/background/

 

The probe involved a deal known as al-Yamamah that dated back to the Margaret Thatcher regime to exchange oil for arms.  To "grease" the deal, extensive bribes were paid by BAE to key Saudi officials and kickbacks were used to finance covert operations during the Cold War.  The entire deal eventually totaled more than $80 billion, of which Bandar received $2 billion in bribes that were deposited in his personal account at Riggs.  This money is believed to have been used for financing covert operations around the world. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/blackmoney/interviews/leigh.html

 

Prince Bandar is suspected of financing al Qaeda in Iraq and Pakistan.  After revelations about his threats to Tony Blair leaked out, he literally disappeared from the scene.  He was last seen on December 10th, 2008, attending a meeting with King Abdullah in Jeddah and has not been seen publicly, since.  

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2010/01/19/hugh-miles/the-missing-prince/

 

This has sparked unconfirmed rumors that he is currently under arrest.  Last year Iranian television reported that he had been apprehended for attempting to overthrow King Abdullah in a failed coup d'etat.  http:// edition.presstv.ir/detail/102313.html 

 

Then again, he may just be lying low, considering all the bad publicity he has engendered.

 

Perhaps if someone from his "adopted family" once again ascends to the White House, Bandar Bush will be back over, for brandy and cigars…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Up a crooked Creek: Censorship and civility in the truth movement

Dear all,
 
Here's a new blog entry on a difficult subject.
 
"I've found that, in nearly all cases, when faced with editorial discretion, censorship or propaganda, people will find other venues to share their information when they are not successful at one site. Again, that is because they seek to reveal the truth, not simply to commandeer one particular venue. Others, however, are curiously vindictive."

"Maybe that's what the editor of RCFP thinks "Free" means. RCFP feels free to benefit, financially and otherwise, from the work of honest 9/11 truth investigators, and feels free to use the standing it achieved through that work as a vehicle to attack the very people who have kept them in business."

http://visibility911.com/kevinryan/2010/10/up-a-crooked-creek-censorship-and-civility-in-the-truth-movement/  

- Kevin Ryan

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Anwar al-Awlaki Dined at the Pentagon After 9/11

If there was any doubt that the 9/11 hijackers were patsies in some sort of intelligence operation, we need look no further than the recent revelation by FOX News that Anwar al-Awlaki dined at the Pentagon just months after 9/11 as part of a "Muslim outreach" program. http://www.infowars.com/al-qaeda-leader-dined-at-the-pentagon-just-months-after-911/

 

Anwar al-Awlaki, whom the Obama Administration has targeted for extra-judicial assassination http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/01/27/yemen, is an individual who connects together 9/11 with a series of subsequent terrorist incidents such as the Fort Hood shooting, the Christmas Day bomb plot, and Times Square bombing.  In an effort to thwart a lawsuit by the ACLU and father of Anwar al-Awlaki to prevent his son from being executed, the Obama Administration has invoked state secret privilege. http://www.alternet.org/rights/148307/obama_administration_asserts_state_secret_privilege_to_thwart_lawsuit_against_targeted_killings/  This clearly is a violation of the Constitution and intent of its framers and further evidence of the erosion of civil liberties since 9/11.

 

Anwar Al-Awlaki operated a mosque in San Diego, California that was attended by Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, two of the 9/11 hijackers that were alleged to have hijacked Flight 77 and crashed it into the Pentagon.  Al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar are the two hijackers that lived in the summer of 2000 with an FBI counter-terrorism official named Abdussattar Shaihk. http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=abdussattar_shaikh  (Shaihk has some intriguing intelligence ties in addition to his work as a paid FBI informant http://www.madcowprod.com/04112005.html).

 

Intriguingly, al-Awlaki also presided over a mosque in Falls Church, Virginia that the hijackers attended after leaving California and relocating in the Washington, D.C. area. 

http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=anwar_al_aulaqi 

 

The Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hassan, attended the Falls Church mosque at the same time as the two San Diego hijackers and Hani Hanjour, who is credited by the 9/11 Commission with piloting Flight 77 into the Pentagon. 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6521758/Fort-Hood-shooting-Texas-army-killer-linked-to-September-11-terrorists.html

 

For more on a Pentagon/CIA connection to al-Qaeda see Paul Joseph Watson's article, "Al-Qaeda is a Front Group for the US Military-Industrial Complex,"  http://www.infowars.com/al-qaeda-is-a-front-group-for-the-us-military-industrial-complex/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Video: 9/11 Firefighters Reveal Huge Explosions Before Towers Collapsed

New Video: 9/11 Firefighters Reveal Huge Explosions Before Towers Collapsed

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com - October 6, 2010

"Newly obtained video that was reluctantly released by NIST after a lawsuit by the International Center for 9/11 Studies shows two firefighters on 9/11 discussing how secondary explosions occurred immediately before the collapse of the twin towers, providing damning new evidence that explosive devices were used to bring down the buildings."

http://911blogger.com/news/2010-10-06/new-video-911-firefighters-reveal-huge-explosions-towers-collapsed

 

 


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes "Official"

"On Friday, the United States government apologized for experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s, reminiscent of the Tuskegee study beginning in the 1930s, in which hundreds of African American men with late-stage syphilis were observed, but not treated for the disease." ("Tuskegee experiment déjà vu: U.S. apologizes for Guatemalan STD study;" Cindy Adams; Examiner.com; October 2nd, 2010; http://www.examiner.com/us-headlines-in-national/tuskegee-experiment-d-j-vu-u-s-apologizes-for-guatemalan-std-study)

A few days ago the above article would have been considered just another "conspiracy theory" and people would have rolled their eyes, because, "our government would never do such a thing!"

The history of U.S. covert chemical and biological warfare experimintation has been long and sordid.  In 1995, the Clinton Administration appologized for decades of covert radiation experimentation on unwitting subjects. http://www.hss.energy.gov/HealthSafety/ohre/roadmap/index.html

 

In Israel an award winning documentary The Ringworm Children, documented how U.S. scientists with complicity of the Israeli government conducted radiation experiments during the 1950s on Sephardic children to test the effects of nuclear radiation.  http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/october2005/281005ringwormchildren.htm

 

Many of the children used in the "ringworm" experiments were Sephardic children from Yemen, who went "missing" following a joint CIA, MI6, Mossad operation code named "Magic Carpet," allegedly to rescue these children from Yemen.  Interestingly, former director of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff's mother, Livia, participated in this operation while working as a hostess for El Al Airline. http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?noframes;read=66175

 

Prior to becoming the head of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff worked as a private attorney representing a New Jersey doctor, Magdy el Amir,who just happened to also be a financier of Osama bin Laden.  But then you wouldn't know this unless you were into conspiracy theories.  http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=michael_chertoff

 

Maybe sixty years from now the government will admit the truth about 9/11.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Transcript of Short Talk Given by Kevin Ryan in New York City on September 12, 2010

I began questioning the events of 9/11 while working as a Site Manager for Underwriters Laboratories, or UL. My questions were a result of written and verbal communications I had with the top managers at UL, in which they described the company’s leading role in creating the original fire resistance plan for the WTC buildings.

A lot has been said about the destruction of the WTC, but one thing that can be said with certainty today is that, if any of the official explanations for the WTC were true, then Underwriters Laboratories should be the main focus of an ongoing investigation into criminal negligence. Here are some reasons why.

* UL tested the steel components (of all 3 WTC buildings that failed) for fire resistance. According to UL’s CEO, the company did this testing per the NYC code, which ensured that the floor assemblies would withstand a minimum of 2 hours of intense fire, and the column assemblies would withstand 3 hours of fire. On 9/11 one of the towers failed completely in less than one hour.
* UL also tested and certified the fireproofing used throughout the towers, and floor assemblies that were similar to those used in the towers.
* UL consulted for the PANYNJ on the fire resistance plan throughout the life of the buildings, including on the pre-9/11 fireproofing upgrades that, coincidentally, matched up very well with the floors of impact and failure.

Because of the thorough fire resistance plan, the tower’s structural engineer, John Skilling, was able to consider airliner impacts and the resulting jet fuel fires in his design. In a 1993 interview with the Seattle Times, he assured the public that, if an airliner was to hit one of the towers, people would die in the fire but [quote] “the building structure would still be there.”

* The WTC7 report produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, lists UL as the company that provided the fire resistance information for that building.

In a glaring conflict of interest, UL was paid to participate in the NIST WTC investigation, and helped to create the final fire-based explanation but was not held accountable for the fact that it was based on a series of fire resistance failures.

Because I’ve spent seven years following the official WTC investigations very closely, I’d like to make a few comments about those investigations.

Many of the people and companies that were involved should have raised suspicions from the beginning.

* Like UL, the contractors and specialists NIST used were dependent on good government relationships or on the political story itself for their livelihood. An example was Science Applications International, or SAIC, led by Dick Cheney’s former assistant, Duane Andrews. At the time, SAIC received more government contracts than any other company and it played an integral role in the NIST investigation, as well as in the previous 1993 bombing report for the WTC. Among its many other connections to 9/11, SAIC provided the “intelligence” behind the capture of “9/11 Mastermind”, Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
* Of course, NIST was led by people who were appointed by George W. Bush, including the directors of NIST and their boss, Bush’s long-time oil industry buddy and cabinet member, Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans.
* Many of the official investigators were specialists in explosives. But the odd thing about that was the WTC explanations they provided never had anything to do with explosives.
* What’s more, many of the NIST investigators were experts in the high-tech incendiary/explosive called nanothermite, which has been found in the WTC dust.
* Although the official story changed dramatically over the years, the “experts” behind those stories were largely the same, whether it be for the FEMA report, Larry Silverstein’s insurance claim report, the NIST report, or the Popular Mechanics book. For the towers they gave us the pancake theory, which was about floor failure only, and then they gave us a theory based on column-failure only, and then a core column shortening theory, and then the floor sagging pulling external columns inward theory. They first said that massive quantities of steel had melted and then they said it had only softened and then they said it had only weakened.
* For WTC7, those experts first said that it was diesel fuel fires that caused the near free-fall collapse, and then they said it was damage from the debris falling from the towers, and then they scrapped all of that and said it was only an office fire that made fully fireproofed floor beams fail. The stunningly obvious falsehood of the final story for building 7 was emphasized by the fact that NIST said the steel did the exact opposite of what it had done in the towers. In the towers, NIST claimed that the heat made the steel soften, weaken and sag. But when heat was applied to the steel in WTC 7, it remained firmly rigid as it expanded linearly, broke many shear studs, and pushed a girder off its seat.

What we now know is that the NIST reports are not only completely false, as they were probably meant to be, but those reports are also completely unscientific.

We know this because the physical tests performed by NIST did not support the fire-based hypotheses.

* Steel temperature tests, performed on the few steel samples saved, indicated steel temperatures of only about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, more than one thousand degrees below the temperature needed to soften steel and make it malleable.
* Floor model tests conducted by UL during the investigation showed that the floors would sag only 3 to 4 inches, even after exposure to fires that were hotter and longer lasting than those in the towers. This minimal sagging did not support the final story.
* After criticism of its draft report, NIST published a short description of a test conducted to evaluate possible fireproofing loss in the towers. This involved shooting a a few rounds from a shotgun at steel plates. The results from this test were a failure as well, in that, even if the airplanes could have been converted into thousands of shotgun blasts, the energy required to blast off all that fireproofing was just not there.

As a result of these failed tests, the conclusions NIST produced for the towers were based entirely on a computer model and the results of the physical tests were ignored. Not only that, but NIST failed to explain the actual “collapse” dynamics at all. NIST simply suggested a “collapse initiation sequence” and said that the actual collapse, which so many people around the world have questioned, was from that point of initiation, obvious and inevitable. An additional problem is that the public is not allowed to see the computer model, whereas true science requires transparency.

NIST avoided discarding its physical test results for WTC7 simply by not conducting any physical tests to support its WTC7 explanation. NIST’s conclusions for WTC7 are also based entirely on a computer model, and that computer model is, again, unavailable to the public

So there are several things to remember about the official explanations given for destruction of the WTC.

First, the three buildings that were destroyed on 9/11 were designed and built using fire resistance plans that were thorough and continually updated, and that ensured the buildings could not fail from fires. Unfortunately, the company that provided the scientific data for those plans, Underwriters Laboratories, has become mute on the subject, despite being paid for participating in the production of the official fire-based explanations. If the fire-based explanations were correct, we must conclude that UL was extremely negligent in its work and has not been held accountable.

Secondly, the people and companies involved in producing the ever-changing official theories for the WTC destruction were explosive experts who changed their story repeatedly but for whatever reason never considered the use of explosives. These people worked diligently for many years to establish a non-explosive theory for destruction of all three WTC buildings, and NIST has admitted that it did not test for explosive residues despite that requirement in the national standard for fire investigations, NFPA 921.

Finally, the official theories given for destruction of the WTC buildings were based on work that was completely unscientific, in that those theories contradict the physical tests performed, and are based on computer models that cannot be replicated or falsified. For these reasons, we know that the official fire-based theories for the WTC are completely false.

That leaves us with the demolition theory, which is now supported by a growing body of evidence that was ignored by the official investigators. This includes:

* Near free-fall acceleration
* Symmetrical “collapse”
* “Squibs” bursting from the sides of all three buildings
* Many eyewitness testimonies to explosions and flashes of light
* And dust clouds resembling pyroclastic flows from volcanoes

Much of the evidence points to the presence of thermitic materials, including thermate and nanothermite. This evidence includes:

* The molten metal witnessed in the rubble piles and pouring from the south tower
* The sulfidation and intergranular melting of steel samples as reported by FEMA, which the NY Times called “the greatest mystery of the investigation”
* The fires deep in the oxygen-poor pile at Ground Zero that could not be put out for months

* The extremely high temperatures evidenced by metallic and other microspheres, evaporated metals and silicates, found by USGS, RJ Lee and independent scientists in the WTC dust

* The unusual spikes in volatile organic chemical emissions measured by EPA and others at Ground Zero, suggesting abrupt, violent fires on specific dates, and other unusual species in the environmental monitoring data, also corresponding to specific dates

* The analytical results from independent scientists that confirm the presence of nanothermite in the WTC dust

I will leave it to my colleagues here today to expand on the evidence for the demolition theory. Thank you for listening and thanks for seeking the truth.

U.S. diplomats walk out as Ahmadinejad tells UN some believe that America was behind 9/11 attacks


Pentagon seeks to suppress book by 9/11 whistleblower


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday!

The History of Wirt Dexter Walker: Russell & Company, the CIA and 9/11

Here's a new article on the background of the security company CEO who had so many connections to 9/11.
http://911blogger.com/news/2010-09-03/history-wirt-dexter-walker-russell-company-cia-and-911

Excerpt:
World Trade Center (WTC) security company Stratesec has been a topic of considerable discussion among independent 9/11 investigators. One topic discussed has been the possible familial relationship between Stratesec's CEO, Wirt Dexter Walker III, and its director Marvin Bush, whose brother was President of the United States on 9/11. Although Wirt and Marvin are distant relatives, these ties are inconsequential relative to each man's family connections to old drug money, deep state operatives, and the wealthy, powerful people who have controlled such money and operatives over the last two centuries.

Stratesec was a company that provided security services for several facilities that were central to the crimes of 9/11. In the years leading up to 9/11, the company had security contracts with the organization that managed Dulles Airport, where Flight 77 took off that day, and with United Airlines, which owned two of the other three hijacked planes. Stratesec had also run security for Los Alamos National Laboratories, where, at the time, scientists were developing super-thermite explosives of the type that have been found in the WTC dust.  Stratesec worked at the WTC and was developing the security system for the buildings in the period leading up to, and including, the day of 9/11. These connections are important considering the substantial evidence that insiders were involved in the 9/11 attacks.

1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11

Former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Discuss Scientific Findings
National Press Club, Washington DC, 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday September 9, 2010, Gravel and Gage will host a central press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presenting hard evidence that all three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, in NYC were destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.
Senator Gravel notes, "Critically important evidence has come forward after the original government building reports were completed."
This press conference will be webcast at AE911Truth.org and hosted concurrently in cities throughout the world.*  Following the conference, there will be a mock debate during which public statements made by government investigators and other defenders of the official account will be presented and responded to in multimedia format.  "They refuse to debate us in person," says Gage, "so we will let their public statements represent them."
Gage will release a media-friendly summary of his organization's findings, which are based on forensic evidence as well as video and eyewitness testimony that were omitted from official reports.  He will show evidence that the WTC Twin Towers were not destroyed by jet plane impacts or fires, but by pre-set explosives and incendiaries.  The non-profit organization, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will also call for a grand jury investigation of government report lead engineers Shyam Sunder and John Gross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. "They were in a position to know the evidence we have been presenting," says Gage.
Also speaking will be Florida State Professor Lance deHaven-Smith, who coined the academic term State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD).  Prof. deHaven-Smith has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CBS Nightly News with Dan Rather, and other national TV/radio shows.  
The DC press conference will be accessible via webcast AE911Truth.org, 2:00 pm September 9, 2010.
* For information on satellite press conferences in your area, contact CongressionalOutreachTeam [at] ae911truth.org.
To arrange print/broadcast interviews, with Richard Gage, AIA, contact Tania at 510-292-4710, or via email at 1000 [at] ae911truth.org.  
CONTACT: David Slesinger  410-499-5403
SOURCE Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Secret Service tossed non-essentials from White House bunker on 9/11 | Raw Story


Monday, August 30, 2010

Report Calls for “Infiltration” of 9/11 Sites

Report Calls for "Infiltration" of 9/11 Sites
by 911truthnews.com
Sunday Aug 29th, 2010 7:11 PM
A new report released by a think tank called Demos warns of the hazardous effects of conspiracy theories on society and recommends strategies for governments to mitigate these effects, including the infiltration of websites.
The report, called The Power of Unreason: Conspiracy Theories, Extremism and Counterterrorism, says "most notoriously and influentially, the '9/11 truth movement' has questioned the official accounts of 9/11 and has become a large and growing political force." The authors note that the 9/11 truth movement is "peaceful", but make no distinction between the legitimate questioning of the official account of 9/11 and any number of unrelated, and often racist, conspiracy theories. The Demos report acknowledges that "some conspiracies have turned out to be true. Our institutions and governments have deceived the population to advance hidden and unstated interests", and goes on to cite Operations Northwoods, the Joint Chief of Staff's unimplemented plan to stage a false flag Cuban terror attack in 1963, as well as the CIA's involvement in the Chilean coup of 1973. But the report is only concerned with limiting the effects of conspiracy theories on operations of the state, not with justice or the accuracy of the historical record. It states:
More broadly, conspiracy theories drive a wedge of distrust between governments and particular communities. Conspiracy theories - such as those that claim 7/7 or 9/11 were 'inside jobs' - demolish the mutuality and trust that people have in institutions of government, with social and political ramifications that we still don't fully understand. This can especially hinder community-level efforts to fight violent extremism.
Demos makes a number of recommendations for governments to combat conspiracy theories, including a call for more government openness. The report also cites the writings of Cass Sunstein, an Obama appointee who recently called for the "cognitive infiltration" of 9/11 truth groups. The Demos paper in turn calls for government agents to "openly infiltrate" websites and chatrooms in order offer "alternative information" and "plant seeds of doubt". The Demos report can be downloaded here.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

NIST piles it higher and deeper: structural engineer Anders Björkman refutes Dr. Zdenek Bazant

Indianapolis Examiner:

We need to continue to seek the truth about 9/11

http://visibility911.com/kevinryan/2010/08/guest-column-announcing-sept-4-event-with-laurie-manwell-graeme-macqueen/
Bloomington Herald-Times, Agust 8, 2010
This guest column is by Kevin Ryan, a member of the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington.

Over the past three years, a group of concerned Bloomington citizens has worked to raise the public consciousness about the need for 9/11 truth. These folks are sometimes called "conspiracy theorists" because they do not believe the official version of events. Once people get by their initial reactions to 9/11 questioning, however, much can be learned in the process.

To begin with, we all understand the definition of a conspiracy to be a secret plan, among two or more people, to commit a crime. Yet when faced with emotionally charged events like 9/11, many of us pretend that the definition of the word has changed.

It is certain that unless you believe these crimes were committed by one person acting alone, you believe in a 9/11 conspiracy. But people today have been trained to use the word to mean only a small subset of conspiracies enacted by powerful people, like government officials.

For those who redefine the word in this way, al-Qaida is not capable of a conspiracy, and belief in conspiracies committed by powerful people is not rational. We are therefore left with the notion that conspiracies are irrational altogether, despite the fact that our news and our laws are chock-full of conspiracy charges.

Additionally, to accept this redefinition, we must ignore the many instances of secret criminal plans involving powerful U.S. government agencies, such as Operation Northwoods, Operation Gladio and the Gulf of Tonkin incident, all of which are now a matter of indisputable fact.

Others who are satisfied with the official explanations promote a theory called "blowback." This theory suggests that certain people in the Middle East, who have been bombed and blockaded for many years, have assembled the means to strike back with vengeful acts of otherwise-irrational violence, by attacking symbols of Western wealth and power.

Oddly enough, proponents of the blowback theory cling forcefully to it but yet would never consider the "managed blowback" theory. That is, they would never allow the thought that powerful people might notice, and then manipulate or exploit, such vengeance.

Accepting the blowback theory also requires people to ignore the fact that the ever-changing official explanations for 9/11 were created by representatives of the Bush administration, which had a long record of secrecy and dishonesty.

Buying into blowback as the sole explanation also means ignoring that the U.S. national air defenses shut down for nearly two hours only on that one morning, that insider trading occurred without any insiders and that three tall buildings fell through the path of most resistance, when such events have never occurred before or since. And that's before any discussion of the peer-reviewed scientific papers that have described explosive residues found in the WTC dust.

Undoubtedly, there are significant psychological challenges related to our understanding of 9/11, and the public response to both official and alternative explanations bears this out. Understanding those barriers might help us to discover the complete truth and thereby end terrorism and the related wars.

With this in mind, many professional people are calling for a new investigation into 9/11. They include more than 1,200 licensed architects and engineers, and other groups representing hundreds of religious leaders, firefighters, lawyers, medical professionals, scientists and intelligence officers, among others.

Two such people will join us this year at the Buskirk Chumley, for another free presentation at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4. Buddhist scholar Graeme MacQueen and behavioral neuroscientist Laurie Manwell will speak on the topic of "Peace through Truth: 9/11 and State Crimes Against Democracy."

Everyone who is concerned about terrorism, and who hopes for peace, is welcome and encouraged to attend.


Copyright: HeraldTimesOnline.com 2010
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2010/08/08/digitalcity.qp-6963470.sto

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our duty to the truth makes us responsible for what we believe

Today my local paper (Bloomington Herald-Times) published this guest column from Byron Bangert, who is an ordained minister and 25-year Bloomington resident.
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Every Tuesday, I join fellow Bloomington Rotary Club members in reciting what we call the Four-Way Test. It begins, "Of the things we think, say or do: First ... is it the truth?"

Our culture is infused with a strong sense of commitment to the truth, thanks in part to Socrates, who urged us to follow the argument wherever it leads.

I belong to a religious community that identifies its founder with the truth.

USS Enterprise Captain Picard admonished, "The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based!"
I submit we have a duty to the truth, first, because no human society can flourish based on lies and deception.

Absence of truth is not always occasioned by intent to deceive, however. Sometimes the truth escapes us. We all labor with illusions, misconceptions, mistaken perceptions. We have a duty to the truth, also, because it can be enormously harmful, even fatal, to be in error.

The corollary to this, which may not immediately seem obvious, is that we are morally responsible for our beliefs. What we believe is significantly determinative of what we do. And what we do has real-world effects. If our actions follow from our beliefs, shouldn't we be morally responsible for those beliefs?

Religious and political communities have often ostracized, sometimes persecuted, and even killed those among them who dissent from certain core beliefs. This would always be morally indefensible were such communities without grounds for regarding those who are "heretics" as morally at fault.

In our time various "heresies" are regarded as morally objectionable. For example, the sane person who denies the Holocaust will likely be regarded as morally deficient, and grievously so. Similarly, those who deny the realities of global climate change may be judged as morally obtuse or worse.

Yes, there's some room for debate about primary causes, but no reasonable denying that average global temperatures are rising, glaciers are disappearing and ice caps are melting. In both cases, the potential consequences of disputing what can be evidentially confirmed are ominous for future human existence.

Still, is it true that most people freely choose what they believe or disbelieve? Aren't we all more or less compelled to believe or disbelieve by unconscious societal pressures, personal experience and interests, as well as what we take as facts, evidence, logic, the testimony of trusted authority, and such? Perhaps we should reserve our disapprobation for those who hold absolutely and uncritically to their beliefs, refusing to admit contrary evidence or the possibility of being wrong and dismissing the opportunity to pursue potentially inconvenient truths.

In this light, most Americans remain complicit in one of the greatest moral failings of our time.

That moral failing is the uncritical acceptance of the "official narrative" of the events of 9/11/2001, according to which a terrorist attack was effectively executed principally by a group of 19 Arab terrorist hijackers conspiring under the leadership of bin Laden and al-Qaida.

The consequences of uncritically believing this demonstrably implausible story have been devastating for millions of Afghans and Iraqis, as well as tens of thousands of American military families.
It has led to a permanent state of "war on terror," the trashing of human rights and civil liberties, extraordinary abuses of executive power, and untold economic hardship and ecological destruction.
This false belief has drastically skewed the political agenda of the past nine years. Our democracy has been severely diminished, and may not survive, if citizens do not come to their senses.


Copyright: HeraldTimesOnline.com 2010
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2010/08/01/digitalcity.qp-8687697.sto 

House Defeats First Responder Bill

On the heels of passage of Obama's $37 Billion war supplemental for escalation of the War in Afghanistan, the House of Representatives on Sunday defeated legislation that would have provided $11.5 billion in health care benefits over ten years for 9/11 first responders sickened at Ground Zero.  The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, H. R. 847, failed to get the 2/3rds number of votes needed for passage.  The final vote was 255 yea and 159 nay. 

 

A 2/3rds majority was needed for passage because of a decision by Democrats to suspend the rules to limit amendments and to limit time for debate.  As the final vote indicates, the James Zadroga Bill, named for a first responder who died in 2006 of respiratory illness, could easily have passed on a straight up or down vote.  

 

Indiana's delegation voted along party lines with all Democrats voting for and all Republicans against.  This mirrored the overall vote in which only 12 Republicans voted for the measure while only 4 Democrats voted against.  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll491.xml

 

On Sunday, first responders held a rally protesting the decision.  John Feal, a first responder injured at ground zero, accused both sides in Congress for their inaction.   First Responders plan to hold another rally in Washington D.C. when Congress returns from its Summer Vacation.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/01/2010-08-01_sick_911_responders_rally_against_lawmakers_for_not_passing_zadroga_bill_plan_wa.html

 

 

     

 

 


Monday, July 26, 2010

PEACE THROUGH TRUTH: September 4th at the Buskirk


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just one man

A construction worker from California has been arrested at the Pakistan - Afghan border.  He was on a "solo misson to kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden."
 
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/American-Citizen-Hunting-bin-Laden-Detained-in-Pakistan-96374204.html
 
- KR

Friday, June 4, 2010

David Ray Griffin Article on WTC 7 and State Crimes Against Democracy

I highly recommend reading the following article by David Ray Griffin.  "Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight: The 9/11 'Official Story' and the Collapse of WTC Building Seven" http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19420

- Bob

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Urge President Obama to Protect MV Rachel Corrie's Passage to Gaza

Despite the Israeli military attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, the Irish-flagged Rachel Corrie, which is carrying humanitarian supplies inspected in Ireland, is pressing on towards Gaza, the Irish Times reports. Irish Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister) Brian Cowen called on Israel to allow the Rachel Corrie to pass through its military blockade of Gaza, and warned there would be "most serious consequences" should any harm come to Irish citizens involved with the aid flotilla.

But the Obama Administration has made no public statement in support of the Rachel Corrie's safe passage to Gaza. Will you join us in urging the President to speak up?

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/mvrachelcorrie

Thanks!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

EMERGENCY VIGIL WEDNESDAY TO MARK KILLING OF ACTIVISTS ON FLOTILLA BOUND FOR GAZA

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition and Just Peace Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington invite members of the Bloomington community of diverse faiths and political beliefs to gather at the courthouse square from 5 to 6  p.m., Wednesday, June 2, to mourn the killing of 10 or more activists on a flotilla delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The purpose of the vigil is to honor the dead and the living.  We recognize the right of all peoples of the region to live in peace, security, and dignity.

Israel's killing of peace activists -- which appears to have occurred in international waters -- is an outrage to humanity.  So is its blockade of civilian goods to Gaza.  We hope this tragedy will lead our elected representatives to support a courageous and compassionate peace.

Congress has a special responsibility to rethink its one-sided support for the current Israeli government and instead to support the long-term interests of all, including Israelis and Palestinians, as well as immediate humanitarian needs.

Those attending are asked to respect the tragic nature of the occasion. The first half of the vigil will be in silence. 

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, which stands for an end to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, meets on the first Monday of the month, at 7 p.m, at the Monroe County Public Library.  The next meeting is on Monday, June 7th.

The Just Peace Task Force is one of the social justice task forces of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana.  For information, please contact David Keppel ( 812.331.2815  812.331.2815  or yes2uncertainty@ gmail.com).


Dusting-off Corley

Dusting-off Corley: Is this the official response to the discovery of energetic materials in the WTC dust?
http://911blogger.com/news/2010-05-31/dusting-corley-official-response-discovery-energetic-materials-wtc-dust

There are a few slightly speculative references added that might raise some eyebrows.  But I thought the questions were worth considering.
http://www.ultruth.com/Greening.htm
http://www.ultruth.com/Mail%20damage.htm

- KR

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CIA operatives admit to faking bin Laden video

To anyone who has viewed the various videos featuring different actors playing the role of Osama bin Laden, the allegation that the CIA faked "one of the tapes" will come as no great surprise.  In the Washington Post article below note the understated way in which the revelation is reported. 

Article from PrisonPlanet.com:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-cia-officials-admit-to-faking-bin-laden-video.html

Article from Washington Post:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2010/05/cia_group_had_wacky_ideas_to_d.html

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Declassified documents: Bush and Cheney's movements on 9/11

Infowars.com (original source is 9/11 Blogger) currently has the following article with a link to Secret Service declassified documents relating to Bush and Cheney's movements on 9/11. The documents confirm assertion by Webster Tarpley in his book 9/11 Synthetic Terror that the White House received a threat that "Angel is Next." (The Air Force One code-name is redacted in the document). See link below:



Declassified 9/11 U.S. Secret Service FOIA Records Describing Activity of President Bush & VP Cheney

Friday, April 30, 2010

BREAKING STORY: Wayne Madsen PDAS

Today I heard Wayne Madsen www.waynemadsenreport.com on the last hour of the Alex Jones Show. He was
talking about a top secret command-and-control system that he believes was used by Vice President Cheney and top generals in the
Air Force to coordinate the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The system he refers to has the acronym PDAS for "Planning and Decision Aid Sytem." An
Archived clip of the show can be found at: http://www.gcnlive.com/archive.php?program=alexJones (hour 4, for April 30th)

Below are two articles that Madsen has written about the subject:

"The super-classified network that served as command and control for the 9/11 false flag attack on America"
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5814.shtml

"Further details on command and control system used to coordinate 9/11 incident"
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5821.shtml

- B.B.





Friday, April 23, 2010

Review of: ‘The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist’

By Bob Baldwin
April 23, 2010

The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of other individuals or groups responsible for this publication.
Since the debut of her show on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow has conducted a number of highly informative and in-depth investigations, ranging from the nefarious activities of the private security firm, Blackwater (Xe) to the inner workings of the secretive political and religious cult, The Family.  As a commentator, she has been a strong advocate for liberal and progressive causes.  It was therefore disappointing to see her treatment of the Oklahoma City bombing in last Monday’s “The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist.”
The program, which aired on the fifteenth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, featured audio recordings of self confessed bomber, Timothy McVeigh, never before aired publiclyThe audio recordings were part of a collection of 45 hours of interviews by Buffalo Daily News reporter Lou Michel for a biography that he and fellow reporter Dan Herbeck wrote, entitled, American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing.  Michel, who is from McVeigh’s hometown of Buffalo, was granted the exclusive interviews because he was someone with whom McVeigh was familiar and trusted.
As Maddow revealed at the outset, one of the primary purposes for making the documentary was to compare similarities between the views expressed by Timothy McVeigh and those of adherents of today’s anti government, Patriot/Militia and Tea Party movements.  In a recent interview about the making of the documentary, she wondered aloud about the potential threat of domestic terrorism today and whether or not we are “…heeding warning signs that may be out there now?”1


Unfortunately in her zeal to confront anti government foes, whom she clearly feels pose a potential threat, she may have crossed the line of journalistic integrity by ignoring many of the facts concerning the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building
The two hour program reinforced the stereotypical caricature most Americans have of Timothy McVeigh as a cold and ruthless “lone nut” terrorist, who blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in retaliation for the massacre at Waco two years earlier.
If the documentary had merely stuck to the words of McVeigh and a comparison with contemporary antigovernment activists, the program might have succeeded.  Unfortunately the writers and producers of the program decided to make the words of McVeigh more visually compelling by including a cheesy reenactment of the crime using an actor, digitally altered through computer wizardry to look like McVeigh.
Excluded from consideration was any possibility of a wider conspiracy or government complicity and cover-up in the crime.
“The McVeigh Tapes, made no mention of the scores of witness accounts, claiming to have seen McVeigh in the company of other individuals, both prior to and on the day of the attack.  Also ignored was the court testimony of a confidential informant, Carol Howe, revealing that ATF and FBI agents had been tipped off in advance about plans to bomb the building. And finally, there was no mention of a classified project code named Dipole Might, in which ATF agents practiced blowing up vehicles using the same type of explosives used by Timothy McVeigh.2
Most disturbing of all though, was the use of computer generated imagery to transform an actor into a look-a-like version of McVeigh.  Shots of the digital McVeigh were interspersed in Orwellian fashion with footage of the real McVeigh.  This gave the documentary a video game appearance that one reviewer likened to Grand Theft Auto.3
The way images of the real McVeigh were interspersed with those of the virtual McVeigh made distinguishing between the two difficultWhile viewers of the documentary were periodically reminded that some scenes were digitally altered using an actor, the disclaimers were not included in any of the promotional ads that aired prior to the show.  Viewers unfamiliar with McVeigh’s actual appearance may have been unaware that the individual they were viewing was a virtual image
That wasn’t the only thing misleading.  During the ads, McVeigh’s words were taken out of context.  For example, one clip that aired repeatedly had McVeigh saying “…women were fair game, children were fair game…”  To most viewers this sounded like he was referring to his own actions, targeting women and childrenHowever, if you listened to the full clip, he wasn’t talking about bombing the Murrah Federal Building; he was talking about the FBI burning down the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, TX.  In other words, he was saying the Feds considered women and children fair game. 
Throughout the program, McVeigh was branded a sociopath by Maddow and others for his callous disregard of human life and lack of remorse.  There is a segment where Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center refers to McVeigh as a sociopath for a statement he made, advising family members of the bombing victims, “to just move on.” 
While not trying to defend McVeigh’s words or actions, this remark sounds awfully similar to the excuse used by Barack Obama for not prosecuting Bush officials responsible for torture.  Are U.S. Presidents who bomb innocent women and children as “collateral damage” also sociopaths for not showing remorseWhen McVeigh was blowing up Iraqis during the Gulf War our country didn’t consider him sociopathic.  We honored him with a bronze star. 

The timing of this type of presentation is highly suspicious, given the concerted efforts by the corporate media and government officials to demonize anti government protestersRecently former President Clinton and FBI Director Mueller have warned against the threat of domestic terrorism.  In testimony before a Senate appropriations committee, Mueller claimed domestic terrorism is as great a threat, today, as Al Qaeda.4 

Are we psychologically being conditioned for another false flag incident to be blamed on domestic terrorists?  I’m sure Rachel Maddow, who is usually dismissive of conspiracy theories, would consider such a suggestion shear lunacy.  With the economy still teetering on collapse, despite all the talk about an economic recovery, and the possibility of war with Iran still looming, there is good reason to be concerned.  As history shows, when governments want to divert public attention from an economic crisis or launch a war, they often create phony pretexts to justify their course of action.
9/11 didn’t end on 9/11.  Since then, we have seen the rise of a totalitarian police state at home, permanent wars of aggression abroad, and a plundering of our country’s economic wealth by Wall Street bankers and global elites on a scale not seen since the Great Depression.  And it’s not over yet.

Last Wednesday night Rachel Maddow had former National Security Adviser Richard Clarke on, touting the need for cyber security filtering of the Internet.  Judging from Maddow’s comments and demeanor, she seemed to agree that new security measures were needed.  Currently there is legislation pending, sponsored by Senator Jay Rockefeller, that would give the President of the United States the authority to shut down or limit Internet access during a national emergency.5

We have good reason to be concerned.

 

Notes

 

1  Maddow on airing the 'McVeigh Tapes,' The msnbc host on why the story is important now and why U.S. needs to heed the warning threats of domestic terror;” MSNBC; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36634281/ns/msnbc_tv-documentaries/.

“The Oklahoma Connection to 9/11, Part One: ‘The Oklahoma City Bombing Was an Inside Job;’” Bob Baldwin; Apr. 15, 2010; http://www.911workinggroup.org/.

3  “Hank Stuever reviews MSNBC's 'McVeigh Tapes'; Washington Post; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/18/AR2010041803105.html.

“Domestic terrorists as big a threat as al-Qaeda, says FBI head Robert Mueller;” The Times; Apr. 17, 2010; http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7100318.ece.

5  “Should Obama Control the Internet?” Steve Aquino; Mother Jones; Apr. 2, 2009; http://motherjones.com/politics/2009/04/should-obama-control-internet.