Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gofer and Trout

Due to the incredible number of coincidences proposed by the official reports on the events of September 11, 2001, it makes good sense for citizens to question any improbable claims related to that day. We have been given at least two such odd stories about flights that left Andrews Air Force Base that morning. One represents a highly improbable flight path and the other has produced a contradiction in official accounts.

The first of these flights concerns a large military cargo plane, a C-130H, called Gofer 06. This plane was from the 133rd airlift wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard. The 9/11 Commission Report claims that the Gofer 06 pilot and crew were first-hand witnesses to the demise of both Flight 77 and Flight 93.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

S 1867-- Indefinite detention without trial

Congress to Vote Next Week on EXPLICITLY Creating a Police State

If You Thought Police Brutality Was Bad … Wait Until You See What Congress Wants to Do Next Week


Washington's Blog
Sunday, November 27, 2011

The police brutality against peaceful protesters in BerkeleyDavisOakland and elsewhere is bad enough.

But next week, Congress will vote on explicitly creating a police state.

The ACLU's Washington legislative office explains:

The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.


The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world.


The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself. The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday.


Read more: http://www.infowars.com/congress-to-vote-next-week-on-explicitly-creating-a-police-state/


ACLU on S. 1867 (Indefinite Detention for American Citizens without Trial)

[Like participation in the 9/11 Commission, this legislation was
drafted in a bipartisan manner. Note this legislation was drafted in
secret.  It's time so-called progressives stop rolling their eyes at
conspiracy theories and pretending that pursuit of 9/11 truth is a
distraction.  9/11 was planned and executed by those in power for a
reason that by now should be apparent to all.  ~ B.B.]

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a
"Battlefield" They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate
Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday
that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate
will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources
not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at
American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even
people in the United States itself.

Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard
is part of a "battlefield" and if any president can send the military
anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.

The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this
president—and every future president — the power to order the military
to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in
the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the
NDAA detention provisions during last night's Republican debate. The
power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the
military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even
within the United States itself.

The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision
is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will
be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by
Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a
closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.

I know it sounds incredible. New powers to use the military worldwide,
even within the United States? Hasn't anyone told the Senate that
Osama bin Laden is dead, that the president is pulling all of the
combat troops out of Iraq and trying to figure out how to get combat
troops out of Afghanistan too? And American citizens and people picked
up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military
prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really?
Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?

The answer on why now is nothing more than election season politics.
The White House, the Secretary of Defense, and the Attorney General
have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the National
Defense Authorization Act are harmful and counterproductive. The White
House has even threatened a veto. But Senate politics has propelled
this bad legislation to the Senate floor.

But there is a way to stop this dangerous legislation. Sen. Mark Udall
(D-Colo.) is offering the Udall Amendment that will delete the harmful
provisions and replace them with a requirement for an orderly
Congressional review of detention power. The Udall Amendment will make
sure that the bill matches up with American values.

In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
explained that the bill will "basically say in law for the first time
that the homeland is part of the battlefield" and people can be
imprisoned without charge or trial "American citizen or not." Another
supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is
needed because "America is part of the battlefield."

The solution is the Udall Amendment; a way for the Senate to say no to
indefinite detention without charge or trial anywhere in the world
where any president decides to use the military. Instead of simply
going along with a bill that was drafted in secret and is being jammed
through the Senate, the Udall Amendment deletes the provisions and
sets up an orderly review of detention power. It tries to take the
politics out and put American values back in.

In response to proponents of the indefinite detention legislation who
contend that the bill "applies to American citizens and designates the
world as the battlefield," and that the "heart of the issue is whether
or not the United States is part of the battlefield," Sen. Udall
disagrees, and says that we can win this fight without worldwide war
and worldwide indefinite detention.

The senators pushing the indefinite detention proposal have made their
goals very clear that they want an okay for a worldwide military
battlefield, that even extends to your hometown. That is an extreme
position that will forever change our country.

Now is the time to stop this bad idea. Please urge your senators to
vote YES on the Udall Amendment to the National Defense Authorization

UPDATE: Don't be confused by anyone claiming that the indefinite
detention legislation does not apply to American citizens. It does.
There is an exemption for American citizens from the mandatory
detention requirement (section 1032 of the bill), but no exemption for
American citizens from the authorization to use the military to
indefinitely detain people without charge or trial (section 1013 of
the bill). So, the result is that, under the bill, the military has
the power to indefinitely imprison American citizens, but it does not
have to use its power unless ordered to do so.

But you don't have to believe us. Instead, read what one of the bill's
sponsors, Sen. Lindsey Graham said about it on the Senate floor:
"1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American
citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the

There you have it — indefinite military detention of American citizens
without charge or trial. And the Senate is likely to vote on it Monday
or Tuesday.

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Source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being/

Monday, October 31, 2011

The 9/11 Commission claims that “we found no evidence”

We should examine the many "we found no evidence" disclaimers from the 9/11 Commission Report more closely. Doing so leads to a better understanding of how false that report really is, and the Commission's feigned ignorance of evidence might help reveal the truth about what happened that day.


And if you missed this, I had an interesting experience on NPR two months ago and made a short video about it. I'm not good at making videos, but the point is made.


I got another shot at Jonathan Kay on the tenth anniversary, with equal time.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Daniele Ganser: The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later? A Historical Investigation

["The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later? A Historical Investigation"

Daniele Ganser's presentation is a pre-taped lecture that will be viewed on Thursday, October 20th, at 7:15 pm in Fine Arts room 015.  On October 24th, there will be a follow-up video conference with Daniele Ganser, who is in Basel Switzerland on Monday, October 24th, at 12:00 pm in Myers Hall, room 209. See below for details.  ~ B.B.]

Fall 2011 Making War, Making Peace

Public Lecture - The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later? A Historical Investigation

Daniele GanserDaniele Ganser,
Basel University, Switzerland

LECTURE (Pre-Taped Video)
When: Thursday, October 20 @ 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Where: Fine Arts 015
This lecture is a pre-taped video lecture.

Monday, October 24 @ 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Where: Myers Hall 209

Departmental Sponsors:
College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Program


Do we know today what happened on 9/11? As a historian facing this question, I find that there are two completely different narratives in the U.S. One narrative claims that 9/11 was carried out by Osama Bin Laden and a group of Muslim terrorists. This narrative can be labeled as that of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and is the official version of events. A completely different narrative of 9/11 was offered by U.S. Professor David Ray Griffin, who claims that the Bush administration manipulated 9/11 in one way or another and was thus involved in the crime and used it as a pretext for wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the alternative version of events. I will present the most important claims of both Cheney and Griffin and show where and why they contradict each other. I will also demonstrate that this controversial 9/11 debate reaches audiences across the world including Japan, Switzerland, Pakistan, Germany and Russia.

Daniele Ganser is a Swiss historian who specializes in international relations and international history from 1945 to today. He studied Ancient and Modern History, Philosophy, English Literature and International Relations at Basel University in Switzerland, Amsterdam University in the Netherlands, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science in England. He obtained his Masters degree in history summa cum laude and his PhD in history insigni cum laude. His PhD "NATO's Secret Armies. Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe" was translated into ten languages. He speaks German, Italian, English and French.

His research interests are peace research, geostrategy, secret warfare, resource wars, globalization and human rights. He served as Senior Researcher with the Think Tank Avenir Suisse and the Center for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In cooperation with the Swiss Foreign Ministry (the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) he investigated the impact of globalization on war and peace and researched how Swiss and international companies support and profit from war, or alternatively, promote peace through corporate social responsibility. He teaches at Basel University in Switzerland and has been invited several times by the Swiss parliament and Swiss national television to offer his expertise on matters of foreign and security policy.

Background reading:

Ganser D. 2005. Terrorism in Western Europe: An Approach to NATO's Secret Stay-behind Armies. Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations. Winter/Spring 69-95.

Operation Gladio Returns?

[Daniele Ganser, the preeminent authority on Operation Gladio, will be giving a pre-taped presentation on the theme: 9/11 Ten Years Later, on Thursday, October 20th, at 7:15 pm in Fine Arts room 015 on the campus of Indiana University - Bloomington.  Danieler Ganser is the author of NATO's Secret Armies, Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe.   He resides in Basel, Switzerland.  For details about his presentation and a follow up teleconference scheduled for Monday, October 24th at 12:00 pm in Myers Hall, room 209, see: http://themester.indiana.edu/events/ganser.shtml


The event, which is free and open to the public is sponsored by  College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Program ~ B.B.]


Operation Gladio Returns?


Kurt Nimmo
October 17, 2011

The corporate media is famous for only telling you part of the story.

In the news item below, published by The Australian, we are told that there is a possible terror campaign afoot in Germany and it is reminiscent of the Baader-Meinhof operations in the 1970s and may represent "a far-left campaign of violence."

In fact, there was no "far-left campaign of violence" in the 1970s. The violence was orchestrated by the CIA and MI6 through NATO under Operation Gladio.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

FOX News documentary on Anwar al-Awlaki "The American Terrorist"

[Although the FOX News documentary is largely a propaganda piece to build up Anwar al-Awlaki's "street cred." as a terrorist, there are enough tell-tale indications that he was some sort of intelligence asset contained in this video to be worth watching. ~ B.B.]


The American Terrorist


Fox News Special


(Full Episode)









Friday, September 30, 2011

Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen

[If this story is true, it would appear Anwar al-Awlaki, who you will recall was invited to speak at a luncheon at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/21/national/main6978200.shtml will be joining other deceased al-CIA-duh operatives, such as Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the great beyond.  Two of the 9/11 hijackers attended his mosques in San Diego, CA and Falls Church, VA.


Does this now mean that Adam Gadahn (formerly Adam Pearlman) will become the number 2 al-Qaeda leader?  Gadahn has an interesting background for an Islamist fundamentalist.  He is the grandson of Carl Pearlman a member of the board of directors of the  Anti-Defamation League. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Yahiye_Gadahn  Now that President Obama has openly assassinated an American citizen is he now guilty of murder and violation of his oath to uphold the United States Constitution?  After 9/11, do we even still have a Constitution? ~ B.B.]


Radical US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'killed'

Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born al-Qaeda leader, was killed in a drone strike in central Yemen, the country's military has announced.

By , Foreign Affairs Correspondent

10:22AM BST 30 Sep 2011


Fluent in English and driven by a hatred of his homeland, Awlaki has been a pivotal figure in the group. A skilled propagandist, he was the spokesman for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) and had inspired daring attacks by the group worldwide.


Yemeni security forces said they had conducted an operation to target Awlaki and his bodyguards in Marib province. Western sources said a US drone strike had hit his convoy in a remote area and that local military commanders had confirmed his death.


President Barack Obama authorised the US military to target Awlaki last year, a controversial and legally fraught move in light of his US citizenship. Awlaki had inspired serval audacious attacks in recent years including the 2009 Christmas underwear bomber, an attack in Fort Hood military base by a US army major and the stabbing of Stephen Timms MP.


One tribal chief in the area of the attack said that the plane that carried out the strike was likely to be American, adding that US aircraft had been patrolling the skies over Marib for the past several days.

Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/8798599/Radical-US-born-cleric-Anwar-al-Awlaki-killed.html


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Corbett Report | 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

9/11 Commission Visits Bloomington

Bob Baldwin

September 19, 2011

If anyone ever needed proof that the two major parties are complicit in promoting and perpetuating America's national security state, the September 15th visit to Bloomington by members of the 9/11 Commission offered the evidence required. 

Eight of the ten Commission members, including Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton, spoke at the I.U. Auditorium during a two hour panel discussion hosted by Ken Bode.  Bode, who currently teaches journalism at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana is the former host of PBS's Washington Week in Review.  Approximately 2,000 people attended the event.

The two commission members who did not appear were former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman and Richard Ben-Veniste.1

The orgy of self-congratulation that characterized the event began with Chairman Thomas Kean stating, "Everybody has respect for Lee Hamilton, an extraordinary public servant." 

Lee Hamilton, who represented Indiana's 9th District, which encompasses Bloomington, from 1965 to 1999, provided the impetus for bringing together the commission members on the I.U. campus for the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.  This was the first time all eight had been together since completing their controversial report.

The hastily arranged decision to hold the discussion at Indiana University in Bloomington may have been in part motivated by the decision of the College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Program to sponsor a "Themester" series: "Extreme Politics: Provoking the Body Politic to War?"  The date they chose for their panel discussion coincided with a talk given later that evening by Peter Dale Scott on  the "American War Machine: Deep Politics and the Road to Extended Wars."

In his opening remarks, Chairman Kean rather revealingly let slip, in referring to his fellow commissioners, "Everybody has had experience with the intelligence community and it sucks you in."  His remark sounded something like a confession.

Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton certainly fits that bill.  While in Congress, Hamilton served as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  He also chaired the committee that investigated Iran Contra.   As Michel Chossudovsky of the Center for Research on Globalization has noted, by failing to investigate wrongdoing by President Reagan and Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush, Hamilton helped to perform "damage control" for the administration.2

In 1992, Lee Hamilton also chaired the committee that investigated The October Surprise, a covert plot by the 1980 Reagan Campaign to encourage the Iranians to withhold release of American Hostages until after the election in order to deprive President Carter a last minute boost in the polls.  According to the late Sarah McClendon, who served as White House correspondent for decades, Lee Hamilton cut a deal with his Republican counterpart on the committee, Henry Hyde, to exonerate President Bush who was suspected of having traveled to Paris as Reagan's running-mate at the time to negotiate the deal with the Iranians.3   Suspiciously, the hostages were finally released on the day of Reagan's inauguration after 444 days in captivity.  In return, the Reagan Administration would secretly begin supplying arms to the Iranians, which would become the basis for the Iran Contra affair.

Another Hoosier who served on the 9/11 Commission was Tim Roemer, a native of South Bend who represented Indiana's 3rd Congressional District between 1991 and 2003.  Roemer set the tone of bi-partisanship that was a recurring theme throughout the discussion.  After stating that there were "no shy or wilting flowers up here," he lavished praise on Lee Hamilton for early on stating that he would not issue any press conferences without Thomas Kean by his side.

Although the response of the audience was tepid at best, whenever bipartisanship was brought up the audience would applaud.  After all, if Democrats and Republicans both agree on something it must be good, or so goes the conventional wisdom.

Roemer noted that the 9/11 victim's families were instrumental in their coming together and their unity of purpose.

Jamie Gorelick, who had served as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration, was the lone female on the panel.  She emphasized, "If you have an engaged citizenry you get better government."  She went on to add, "We asked the tough questions because we knew the public was watching us."

While serving under Attorney General Janet Reno, Gorelick had been responsible for issuing the "wall memo" that would later be used as the excuse for why the FBI intelligence division was unable to "connect the dots" with its own criminal division.  This would later be used to explain the bizarre behavior of senior personnel in the FBI to refuse to allow field agents to investigate Zacharias Moussaoui, despite as many as 70 requests for a warrant to search his belongings after he raised suspicions among flight instructors at the Pan-Am International flight school in Eagan, Minnesota.4

The wall had allegedly been put in place as a result of the Aldrich Aimes case in order to prevent evidence gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which has less stringent requirements than a criminal warrant from jeopardizing prosecutions.  At least that's the excuse that was given.  Gorelick's "wall memo" would be cited as one of the excuses for why the FBI was unable to "connect the dots."

As a portent of draconian measures to come, commission member James Thompson warned of vulnerabilities to our nation's civilian sector as a result of cyber threats.  He warned that more stringent security measures needed to be implemented to protect such critical infrastructure as utilities, and the financial system that are vulnerable to attack over the Internet. 

Lee Hamilton chimed in that, in the last few months there had been a rapid increase in the awareness of policy makers to the threat posed by cyber attacks. (Of course, he didn't mention that the Internet is also the source of most of the information exposing inconsistencies about 9/11 and official wrong-doing.)

Some of the most ominous remarks came from former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska (not to be confused with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry), who repeatedly extolled the virtues of the Bush and Obama Administration policies of extra-judicial assassination, stating that, "Anyone who threatens to kill Americans are going to be taken out."  During the Vietnam War Kerrey lead a Navy Seal assassination squad as part of Operation Phoenix that was implicated in the massacre of unarmed men, women and children in the South Vietnamese Village of Thanh Phong.5

When the subject of Ben Laden's death came up, Kerrey responded, "What did the death of Osama bin Laden accomplish?  It made me feel better."

Timothy Roemer pointed out that he was in India when Osama bin Laden was "brought to justice" and taken out.  Even according to official accounts, the person claimed to have been Bin Laden was unarmed at the time of his killing.  The members of the 9/11 Commission seemed little concerned about the rule of law or the suspicious manner in which "Osama's" body was quickly disposed of in the Arabian Sea.6  

Bob Kerrey dismissed charges of a government conspiracy surrounding 9/11, saying, "Two people can't keep a secret in Washington."  He neglected to mention that the National Institute of Standards and Technology is still refusing to release the data for their computer models used to determine that Building 7 collapsed as a result of fire.  The reason given that "it might jeopardize public safety."7

Slade Gorton, a former Senator from Washington State whose law firm represents Boeing, the company that built the planes used in the 9/11 attacks, observed that halfway through the 9/11 Commission hearings marked the twentieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.  He then went on to tout a "persuasive" National Geographic documentary that he claimed proved conclusively that conspiracy theories about 9/11 are without merit.

He then posed the question, "Do we need another investigation?  Hell no!"

Commission member Fred Fielding, who Richard Nixon once suspected of being "Deep Throat," postulated that the failure to prevent 9/11 was the result of  "a lack of imagination."  He added, "No one had any idea that planes might be used as a weapon."

As Peter Dale Scott would note later that evening at a talk he gave elsewhere on campus, on the very day of 9/11 the National Reconnaissance Office was in the process of conducting a simulated drill in which an airplane would be "crashed" into its high-rise headquarters.8 

For two years leading up to 9/11 the North American Aerospace Defense Command ran drills with scenarios in which hijacked airlines would be used as weapons against targets, including the World Trade Center.9

Interestingly, after completing his work with the 9/11 Commission, Fielding, who served as counsel for the George W. Bush Administration, would go on to represent the security firm Blackwater.10

In response to a question submitted in advance about why Building 7 had not been included in the 9/11 Commission Report, Lee Hamilton said the reason was because it was still being investigated at the time they issued their report.  He added, "We had the best engineers to look at building 7."  According to the experts he cited, debris fell on building 7, causing fires and heat to build up resulting in the building's collapse.

Hamilton claimed that he had not seen any credible professional challenge to the conclusions of the American Society of Consulting Engineers or National Institute for Standards and Technology (the name of which he trouble recalling). 

Throughout the appearance there was heckling from the crowd.  At the conclusion, one member of the audience stood up and shouted, "We need a new investigation!  1500 Architects and Engineers want a new investigation!"  He was then hustled from the auditorium by police, a rather fitting end for the tenth anniversary commemoration of 9/11.


1 As author Daniel Hopsicker has noted in his book Barry & the Boys, Richard Ben-Veniste had once served as the attorney for convicted CIA drug smuggler Barry Seal.  Seal was a major figure in the guns for drugs operation out of Mena, Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor.  As a teenager, Seal had served in the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol along with David Ferrie and Lee Harvey Oswald. (Chapter Twenty-Nine "Who is Richard Ben-Veniste?" pp. 341-347)

2 "Who's Who on the 9/11 'Independent' Commission;" Michel Chossudovsky; July 17, 2003; http://web.archive.org/web/20030721201531/http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO307B.html

3 "Will Lee Hamilton Be the Next CIA Director?  Rumors Floating in Washington DC Think So;" http://www.rumormillnews.com/LEE_HAMILTON_DCI.html

4 "August 15-September 10, 2001: Minneapolis Agent Warns Superiors of Moussaoui Seventy Times, Obstructed by Headquarters;" http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=fbi_headquarters

5 "Fragging Bob: Bob Kerrey, CIA War Crimes, And the Need For a War Crimes Trial;" Douglas Valentine; May 17, 2001; http://www.counterpunch.org/2001/05/17/fragging-bob/

6 "Bin Laden unarmed during raid White House says;" Mimi Hall, Richard Wolf and Kevin Johnson; May 4, 2011; http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-05-03-Bin-Laden-White-House-raid-_n.htm

7 "NIST Denies Access to WTC7 Data;" http://911blogger.com/news/2010-07-12/nist-denies-access-wtc-collapse-data

8 "Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane into a building;" John J. Lumpkin; http://www.boston.com/news/packages/sept11/anniversary/wire_stories/0903_plane_exercise.htm

9 "NORAD had drills of planes as weapons;" Steven Kamarow and Tom Squitieri; April 18, 2004; http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-04-18-norad_x.htm

10 "Blackwater Mounts a Defense With Top Talent;" John Broder and James Risen; November 1, 2007; http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/washington/01blackwater-sub.html


Today's HT column on 9/11 Commission

WFHB played excerpts of Lee Hamilton's answers on their program "Daily Local News" today, so they must have a copy.  You can listen to DLN here:

but they are several days behind in posting them.

Questions I remember from hearing this today:

Why didn't commission investigate building 7?

Has airport security improved, or is it just security theater?

Was the death of OBL a significant blow to al Qaeda?

Comment on cybersecurity?

On Sep 18, 2011, at 5:53 PM, bbaldwin@indy.net wrote:

Also if anyone comes across a complete transcript or video of the panel discussion, please pass it my way.  That would be helpful in getting precise quotes from the panelists. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Group lobbies legislatures to investigate 9/11 truth


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Group lobbies legislatures to investigate 9/11 truth

By Tabish Talib


Published: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2011 23:09

Keith Freeman / Photography Editor

Keith Freeman / Photography Editor

David Meiswinkle, state coordinator for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, discusses an alternate 9/11 theory.

Members of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth held a rally yesterday outside the Middlesex County Courthouse on 56 Paterson Street to ask the prosecutor's office to investigate the collapse of the World Trade Center, which the organization believes was caused by bombs inside the towers.
The organization handed out literature to pedestrians on the street that contained statements from engineers and architects who believe nano-thermite explosives caused the collapse of the Twin Towers and Building 7, said David Meiswinkle, state coordinator for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
"[The building contained] some unignited and some partially ignited nano-thermite," he said. "One of the foremost experts on the explosive, Niels Harrit, has said it was the cause for the buildings coming down."
Meiswinkle, a criminal defense and trial attorney who served as the University's student body president from 1971 to 1972, said the organization is pushing for an investigation and sent information to the prosecutor's offices in all 21 counties.
"Law enforcement's job is to find the suspects. And we're saying that the evidence points in a different direction," he said. "We want them to investigate this."
The Middlesex County prosecutor's office was not available for comment at press time.
Although the federal government already conducted an investigation, state and county officials are free to start their own investigations, Meiswinkle said.
"Seventeen of the state's 21 counties had citizens who were victims. The worst was Bergen County, with 123 victims and Monmouth County [with] 122," he said.
The organization did not take a position on who was to blame for detonating the building, said Meiswinkle, who served as a New Brunswick police officer for 23 years.
"We purposely don't want to point fingers," he said. "The reason being that credibility is in objectivity."
Denise Morgan, Meiswinkle's assistant, said Meiswinkle has a history of advocacy extending to his time at the University.
"David was the one who advocated and got the administration to introduce handicapped-[accessible] buses with hydraulic lifts," she said.
Morgan worked in the Dean of Students' office from 1970 to 1972 and said Meiswinkle was considered radical on campus.
"He pushed for co-ed education, he pushed for an entire river dorm building, which didn't have electricity and proper water to be renovated and fixed," she said. "Whenever there was a problem on campus David stood on a soapbox, and he got the job done."
John Smith, who works at the barbershop across the street from the county courthouse, said the rally's gesture was good, but he was not supportive of the effort.
"We'll never know how they came down, just like we'll never know who killed John F. Kennedy," he said. "We can only speculate, whoever designed it are the only people who knew, and they're probably dead."
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will also screen a documentary featuring engineers and architects who claim the fire was not the cause for the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, Meiswinkle said.
"The documentary is narrated by actor Ed Asner, who supports the organization," he said.
After the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, the organization plans to speak to Congress and ask them to reinvestigate the events that lead to the collapse of the World Trade Center, he said.
Meiswinkle said the 9/11 Commission report left many details out, and even former N.J. state Gov. Thomas Kean agrees it was set up to fail.
"Justice has not been done, instead the report ripped a giant hole in the soul of the country," he said. "We respect law enforcement. We're saying that they are the guardians of the society, they are the protectors, and that's why we invited them here.

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Remember Building 7 continues to educate millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic. France's second largest public channel did the campaign justice in one of the most unbiased pieces ever done by a mainstream news outlet.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and 9/11

Bob Baldwin


September 8, 2011


Regarding the story: "Zelikow Appointed to Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board" (http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=15988)

It's interesting that Philip Zelikow, who directed the 9/11 Commission investigation will be serving on Obama's intelligence advisory board along with David Boren.  Boren is the former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.  He was responsible for grooming George Tenet to become CIA director.  Boren and Tenet were having breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. at the time the 9/11 attacks occurred. ("America's Chaotic Road to War;" Dan Balz and Bob Woodward; January 27, 2002; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/18/AR2006071801175_3.html)

After leaving the Senate, David Boren became president of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.  Norman is where Nick Berg, who would later be beheaded in Iraq under suspicious circumstances after being in U.S. custody, loaned his laptop computer to an acquaintance of Zacarias Moussaoui while they were traveling on a bus. ("Nick Berg's Killing: 50 Fishy Circumstances, Contradictory Claims and Videotape Anomalies;" May 16, 2004; http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=airman_flight_school_) Also ("Berg's encounter with 'terrorist' revealed;" CNN; May 14, 2004; http://articles.cnn.com/2004-05-13/us/berg.encounter_1_zacarias-moussaoui-20th-hijacker-e-mail?_s=PM:US)

Norman is home to Airman Flight School where Moussaoui trained in the spring of 2001.  Another alumnus of Airman was Osama bin Laden's pilot Ihab Ali Nawawi. Both Marwan al-Shehi and Mohamed Atta visited Airman Flight School in July of 2000. ("Profile Airman Flight School;" July 2-3, 2000; http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=airman_flight_school_)

According to a librarian at the University of Oklahoma, someone purchased a ticket for United Flight 93 from one of the library's computers. According to the librarian, the ticket was purchased by a white male. ("Lies, Omissions, and Cover-ups in the 9/11 Commission Report;" Michael P. Wright; Norman, Oklahoma; December 28, 2004; http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?noframes;read=62181) Flight 93 is the plane that supposedly crashed outside Shanksville, PA. 

Was the white male who purchased the United Airlines Flight 93 ticket, Nick Berg?  The individual has never been identified.


In August 2001 the former CIA Station Chief in Berlin, David Edger, was recruited by Boren to teach in the Political Science department at the University of Oklahoma. ("Profile Airman Flight School;" August 2001; http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=airman_flight_school_) Edger had been involved in orchestrating another September 11th tragedy, the Coup in Chile, that took place on September 11th 1973.  Before joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Edger had been in charge of monitoring the Hamburg al-Qaeda cell, which included Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehi, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, and Ziad Jarrah.


With Philip Zelikow and David Boren advising him, no wonder President Obama is supporting al-Qaeda rebels in Libya.





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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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