Friday, February 03, 2006
Blogger Thoughts: Good Stuff if you follow the ironic tone.
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Tomorrow (Sat) is a huge protest in DC: http://www.worldcantwait.net/
People are needed who are willing to help pass out flyers that explain why 9/11 was an inside job, and promotes the 2/20 NYC action: the March for 9/11 Truth.
No, this is not being done by any organized group, but by literally only a handful of 9/11 Inside Job activists. It is a very basic grassroots action, the kind that actually promotes REAL truth (vs. Left Gatekeeper BS).
It is encouraging to hear that activists are coming as far away as Arizona to attend the NYC event on February 20. The date was symbolically chosen as it is President's Day, the day when the first GW (much UN-like the current one) could not tell a lie.
As we all know, many lies were told about 9/11. Because of these lies (and more) many thousands of people on 9/11 - and in the ensuing illegal wars of aggression against the innocent people of Afghanistan and Iraq - DIED because of this synthetic "War On Terror."
More on synthetic terror at: http://www.waronfreedom.org/ .
If you are against these wars and want to avoid further US military invasions? I urge you to get involved in exposing this phony "War On Terror" for what it is - A strategic psychological tactic designed and perpetuated in order to keep Americans afraid, complicit, under strict Police State rule, and immersed indefinitely in one unjust war after the next.
Read more about the Feb 20 March for 9/11 Truth in NYC at: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/01/332307.shtml
Please write to me off list if you can help distribute flyers tomorrow in DC.
For More Info on 9/11, go to: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/1/31/91642/9872
To see a short film (a VIDEO WEBCAST) of "America's War Of Terrorism," visit:
Blogger Thoughts: Dynamist looks at the disease and determines the cure: "My response to this nonsense is to wonder why Muslims don't grow up." (When I posted this, I assumed most of you would follow that I think Dynamist is clueless and crass. On second thought, I added this....)
Media Matters - Milbank repeated as fact Bush's misleading explanation for 2004 comments denying conduct of warrantless wiretaps
A source inside the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation told Insider magazine that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has ordered the shredding of documents and public records, a clear violation of Florida law.
Blogger Thoughts: Joe's Dartlog link to this post by York. It's a laughable argument.
George Washington's Blog: 5 Reasons to Question the Official 9/11 Story
(1) While the government has consistently stated that it did not know where the aircraft were before they struck, the Secretary of Transportation testified before the 9/11 Commission that Vice President Cheney monitored flight 77 for many miles as it approached the Pentagon and -- when a military man asked "do the orders still stand?" -- Cheney responded affirmatively:"The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"http://www.911truthmovement.org/video/hamilton_win.wmv (video of testimony)(2) The tape of interviews of air traffic controllers on-duty on 9/11 was intentionally destroyed by crushing the cassette by hand, cutting the tape into little pieces, and then dropping the pieces in different trash cans around the buildinghttp://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F0091FFE3C580C748CDDAC0894DC404482&incamp=archive:search? andhttp://web.archive.org/web/20040509021515/http://www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-tape07.html
(3) The Secret Service, which is highly trained to whisk the president away from danger and to a secure location in the event of a threat, breached all standard procedures and allowed President Bush to remain at a highly-publicized location for 25 minutes after it was known that the nation was under attack
(4) In addition to the Twin Towers, a third world trade center building, WTC7, collapsed on the afternoon of 9/11. WTC7 was never hit by plane, contained only small fires before the collapse, fell at free-fall speed (the same speed as if there were no floors or walls to cause resistance), collapsed symetrically (which makes no sense since fires burned in only some parts of the building), became the first steel-frame building in history to collapse due to fire alone, somehow generated temperatures so high that its huge steel beams were partly evaporated, and produced unusual chemical reactions consistent with the use of high-explosives.
Indeed, even the government agency investigating the collapse said that -- other than an explanation involving demolition with bombs -- "the [next] best hypothesis has only a low probability of occurrence."
http://www.wtc7.net/ and http://www.physics.byu.edu/research/energy/htm7.html
(5) Recently declassified documents show that in the 1960's, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow up AMERICAN airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. This plan is only one of a series of plans created over hundreds of years by governments around the world to garner support for their military agendas and their power at home by sponsoring terrorism and then blaming it on others. Indeed, this technique has been used for so long that Plato discussed it back in ancient Greece.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1 and http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf and http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2005/12/introduction-to-false-flag-terror.html
There are literally hundreds of other reasons to question the official story about what happened on 9/11. The 9/11 Commission never addressed these issues; indeed, even the former director of the FBI says there was a cover up by the 9/11 Commission:href="http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/11/17/122900.shtml and http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1566565847/qid=1120623441/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_ur_1/103-5910915-8313462?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
If this list of 5 reasons has made you the slightest bit curious, www.ScholarsFor911Truth.org and www.911Proof.com are good places to look for answers.
His other two concerns are inequality and cultural divides. As a friend of mine points out, no terrorism, no nuclear proliferation � they don�t crack the top three.
Blogger Thoughts: Nordlinger, the author quoted above, doesn't know the that Terror and Nuke talk is all "boga boga"... or fakes it well if he does.
Able Danger's 'truths' - PittsburghLIVE.com
Able Danger's 'truths'
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Regarding your editorial on the Internet data-mining operation Able Danger and the Clinton administration's inability to get that information from Defense intelligence to the CIA and the FBI, I have some additional questions (" 'Able Danger': Let's find the truth," Jan. 26 and TribLIVE.com):
Why, if this "mistake" lies in the hands of the Clinton administration, is the Bush administration the one trying to destroy the career of Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, one of the men involved with the mission, who is trying to get the story out?
Dig deeper and you will find that his reputation has been "smeared" under the current administration. It makes no sense to me except that the Bush administration also had this information on Mohammed Atta and his cell of terrorists for nine months before 9/11 and did nothing about it.
I guess that's why the Defense Department spent $400,000 of taxpayer's money (according to Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Curt Weldon) to destroy the career of this honorable man and soldier (Shaffer).
And while you're digging, try to find out what happened to the important files on Able Danger that Shaffer personally put in a secure storage area in 2003 (during the Bush administration) but that have now gone missing.
Barbara ClarkManassas, Va.
Blogger Thoughts: Wake up and smell the coffee!
Blogger Thoughts: Which are you, Scahill: Scum or an Idiot?
Blogger Thoughts: Isn't it fun to continue brainwashing the public!
" How might the Patriot Act have snared Mohamed Atta and his band of mass murderers?"
Blogger Thoughts: Ask a stupid question...........
Does the Patriot Act have any about fighting rogue insider groups who murder and cover it up with mindless propaganda through the main stream media?
Three former executives at Berkshire Hathaway's General Re insurance unit and a former American International Group executive have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and conspiracy, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
The indictment was returned Wednesday by a grand jury in Norfolk, Va., charging the former executives with conspiring to make AIG's finances appear better than they were.
Those charged are: Ronald Ferguson, who was General Re's chief executive; Elizabeth Monrad, the former chief financial officer; Robert Graham, the company's former assistant general counsel; and Christian Milton, who ran AIG's reinsurance division.
The defendants put together a sham reinsurance transaction that allowed AIG to fraudulently report about $500 million in loss reserves "to mislead AIG's shareholders, stock market analysts and the investing public," the indictment said. The conspiracy was designed to make it appear AIG's loss reserves were growing in order to pump up the price of AIG stock, according to the indictment.
Daily Herald - Daily Herald :: Questions remain from 9/11 report, professor says
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Questions remain from 9/11 report, professor says Print
ANNA CHANG-YEN - Daily Herald
A BYU physics professor speaking on Wednesday night implied a government cover-up of what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001, and cast doubt on the blame placed on Osama bin Laden.
Professor Steven E. Jones suggested before the attacks the Bush administration was seeking a way to increase military spending and invade Iraq. The ensuing attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan have created most of Muslims' disdain for America, he said.
He spoke at Utah Valley State College to a packed lecture room, and by video to adjacent overflow rooms, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics.
Center director David Keller said, "The collapse of the World Trade Center buildings illustrates a strange convergence of physics, engineering, ethics and politics."
Jones is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of academics who dispute the government's account of 9/11, and has contributed to a yet-unpublished book about the issue.
Although official government explanations of why Building Seven fell seven hours after the second tower fell cite fire that melted the steel, Jones said the fire was not hot enough. The way the building fell also was not compatible with the theory, he said, and is more telling of an explosion.
"It's looking impossible to me as I look at these calculations that the official explanation could be correct. It violates the laws of physics," he said.
Instead, he said he suspects a thermite detonation from inside the building, possibly in the elevator shafts. But Jones said the steel is being disassembled and sent to Asia for recycling. While "pathological science," or destroying evidence that does not support a theory, is an offense on its own, "In this case we can call it unethical because it was a crime scene," he said.
A video tape purported to show bin Laden confessing to masterminding the attacks was a fake, Jones said, and other tapes in which bin Laden denied involvement were more likely authentic.
"They have this 'smoking gun confession tape,' but it's not him," he said.
Jones asked why fighter jets did not intercept the planes that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
"Where were our defenses that day? This concerns me deeply," he said.
He was suspicious about why there was no paper trail showing how the attacks were planned, and asked why the government had not acknowledged finding three of four black boxes from the hijacked airplanes.
There is evidence the government had previous knowledge of the attacks, he said, citing changes in government employee travel plans because of security concerns.
After the second tower was hit, President George Bush sat for about 20 minutes in the classroom where he was reading to children after hearing about the attacks.
Jones asked where Bush's security officers were. "This is puzzling and disturbing in the sense it's not explained. I don't see how it can be explained unless they knew beforehand."
He also complained of more recent infractions of the Bush administration.
"We need to get back to the Constitution in law. No one should break the law with impunity," Jones said.
He cited Bush's authorization of warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency.
"I'm wondering, 'Why not do it legally?' The law allows this. Who's being spied on?" Jones asked. He also was troubled by the U.S. torture policy and widening executive powers, and set his sites on the dangers of pre-emptive wars.
"I think we need to question wars of aggression. I have noticed there's a sword rattling relative to Iran lately," Jones said.
After a standing ovation, Jones took questions from the audience. Jerry Owens of Midway, who heads a group called 9/11 Truth Seekers, called Jones a true American hero.
"He's putting his life on the line," Owens said. "It's time for all of us to be patriots. We have to put our lives on the line, and now is the time."
The group is circulating a petition for a 9/11 investigation headed by a citizens committee, Owens said. "This is the smoking gun where we can prove what our government's doing."
Chris Newman, a sophomore multimedia communications major at UVSC who signed the petition, is making a documentary about a possible 9/11 conspiracy.
"I used to be a hard-core Republican, pro-Bush and everything," he said. "I'm independent now. I have some major doubts about the Bush administration. Hopefully the truth will come out."
Anna Chang-Yen can be reached at 344-2549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page A1.