Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bloglines - Excerpt from "Omissions and Distortions"

The United States of Amnesia
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -Mahatma Gandhi

Excerpt from "Omissions and Distortions"

By Sean Wheeler

I have run into so much "debunking 9/11 truth" propoganda lately that I felt obliged to begin transcribing what I feel to be the most compelling evidence of a government conspiracy. This is information that cannot be refuted by Popular Mechanics, NIST or FEMA. This is not opinion or speculation. This is fact. If you don't believe it, you can look it up.

I cordially invite those who believe in the "19 hijackers and Osama in a cave" theory to respond to this post with your views or opinions.

Look for more excerpts from David Ray Griffin's book "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions" on this page soon.


Excerpt from "Omissions and Distortions"

Ashcroft and David Schippers

Two days after 9/11, Attorney David Schippers publicly declared that over six weeks prior to 9/11, FBI agents had given him information about attacks planned for "lower Manhattan." This information, Schippers claimed, was highly specific, including the dates, the targets, and the funding sources of the terrorists. Schippers said further that the FBI field agents told him that their investigations had been curtailed by FBI headquarters, which threatened the agents with prosecution if they went public with their information. Finally – to get to the part of Schippers’ claim that is most relevant to our present concern – he reported that six weeks prior to 9/11, he tried to warn Attorney General Ashcroft about the attacks, but that Ashcroft would not return his calls.

David Schippers… had been the Chief Investigative Counsel for the US House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee in 1998 and its chief prosecutor for the impeachment of President Clinton in 1999. He should have, accordingly, been both well known and well respected in Republican circles.

We would assume, then, that the Commission would have asked Ashcroft about the claims publicly made by Schippers. Did Ashcroft know about his calls? If so, why did he not return them? But we find no sign in the Commission’s report that these questions were asked.

We would also assume that the Commission would have interviewed Schippers, to get the story directly from him. The Commission would have been interested to get Schippers’ testimony under oath about the apparently highly specific advance knowledge FBI agents had reportedly given him. When one does a search for the name of David Schippers in The 9/11 Commission Report, however, one finds not a single reference.

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