Sunday, August 27, 2006

Smashing Popular Mechanics in Their Stupid Monkey Faces

By Jeffrey Love I had a hearty gut laugh and danced a jig after hearing this one. Does anyone remember that Popular Mechanics issue where they do everything they can to debunk the 9/11 truth movement? And remember how disheartening it was to realize that, thats all most people will need, to accept the official story because, hey its POPULAR MECHANICS!! They must know more than me because I am neither a mechanic, nor very popular. Well check this out. If only everyone could hear this. 8/23/06 "The Charles Goyette Show" KNFX 1100 AM PHX AZ Interview: Popular Mechanics Daven Kolburn

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Oregonian Editorial: The Flat Earth Society

(Below is the Oregonian's recent unsigned editorial on doubts surrounding the UK airline plot and 9/11 entitled, "The Cult of Unbelief" followed by my letter to the editors in response.) Within days after British authorities said thay had disrupted a play intended to attack air traffic between England and the United States, a cadre of correspondents and bloggers expressed doubt. "Bush and Blair," wrote British broadcaster Craig Murray, the U.K.'s former ambassador to Usbekistan, "both in desperate domestic political trouble...longed for 'Another 9/11'." Murray surmises that the terror plot was an empty threat, and that the timing of its arrests was "deeply political." Murray's article flew around the Internet, forwarded by many of the same people convinced that World Trade Center Towers One and Two and Building Seven were brought down on 9/11 by controlled demolitions, with government connivance. The purpose of this, the conted, was to give the Bush administration a New Pearl Harbor" -- a cause that would alow the Whit House to rearange the federal budget, curtail civil liberties and go to war. It's a dark view, but it's perhaps worth remembering that the real Pearl Harbor has skeptics, too. Robert Stinnett, for example, wrote a book concluding that Franklin Roosevelt provoked Japan to attackPeral Harbor in order to proceed with his plan to build an overwhelming, two-ocean navy and join World War II on the side of Great Britain. history views few skeptics heroically. But skepticism must be grounded in truth and not pursued for its own sake. The current clamor, based on a string of conjectures, smacks more of Oliver Stone than of Galileo.
To the editors, I read with deep dismay your dismissive, insulting piece "The Cult of Unbelief" (Aug. 23, 2006). Your board walks in lockstep with the propagandist corporate media that refuses to broadcast or print the actual evidence, openly and honestly, surrounding the 9/11 events. Whether it is intentional suppression, bought and paid for by corporate masters or mere bovine incuriosity, is not the issue. What matters is that YOU, all of you, professionally and personally, if you do NOTHING to show the facts and evidence about 9/11, must by your negligence accept complicity in ongoing monstrous acts of public delusion and disinformation. This is a Big Lie of Hitlerian proportions, and you are actively promoting it by your abject negligence of coverage. Have you reported that several of the "hijackers" are alive? That the official 9/11 myth violates numerous laws of physics with no explanation? That the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Northwoods, and the USS Liberty attack were all real or planned state-sponsored "false-flag" terror attacks? That World Trade Center 7, a 47 story steel framed skyscraper, was not hit by any plane but fell in the exact manner as the Trojan cooling tower, many hours after the Twin Towers exploded (due to "fire")? That numerous war games in progress on 9/11 were scheduled by Dick Cheney to simulate the precise events that actually occurred on that day? All these facts are publically known and documented. They are "well grounded in truth" and proven unlike the unsubstantiated theories espoused by the 9/11 Commission Report. So if you have any journalistic interest whatsoever in what you derisively call "the current clamor" I challenge each and every one of you, to look at the evidence and decide for yourself. Forget about the "string of conjectures" and chattering bloggers you abhor. Find out for yourselves and actually learn the facts about what happened. The facts and evidence are well publicized by the "free press" even while your paper supresses them. I myself was horrified when earlier this year I looked up from my intense study of the election crisis in this country to peer beneath the surface of the grotesque charade of the 9/11 official story. It is not easy to face the truth. But in the sincere hope you will accept my invitation to explore a fact-based reality, I offer you many resources below. I also cordially invite you to attend a screening on 9/10 of a documentary film entitled "9/11 Press for Truth" based on the pioneering book "The Terror Timeline" by Paul Thompson (details below). These resources will help you investigate the depth and disgrace of the crimes against truth committed by this tragic administration. Perhaps this will right an imbalance in your current reporting on this topic, which, based on sheer government propaganda, smacks more of a newsletter from the Flat Earth Society than of journalism. Sincerely, Virginia L. Ross, Attorney PDX 9/11 Truth Alliance "9/11 Press for Truth" at Cinemagic, 20th & SE Hawthorne on Sunday 9/10 from 1pm to 5pm (Feature Film followed by videos from the L.A. Conference recently featured on C-Span and Q&A) RESOURCES FOR INVESTIGATING THE TRUTH ABOUT 9/11 (Credit to Mark Rabinowitz for his excellent research at Best books about 9/11 Crossing the Rubicon: the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Michael Ruppert The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute, by Paul Thompson The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism, by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed Best movies about 9/11 The Truth and Lies of 9/11 Michael Ruppert's first speech after 9/11, still accurate after all these years. Denial Stops Here: From 9/11 to Peak Oil and Beyond Updated presentation from Michael Ruppert (2005), good summary of 9/11 wargames and the context of Peak Oil (a bit choppy in the production, but excellent information that is mandatory viewing for everyone interested in 9/11 truth). 9/11 Citizens Commission (New York City, September 9, 2004) best single video presentation on 9/11 complicity, from a forum with Cynthia McKinney, John Judge, Michael Ruppert, Indira Singh, Barrie Zwicker, Nicholas Levis, Jenna Orkin and others. Probably the least promoted 9/11 truth video, perhaps because it avoids the "no plane" hoaxes and it is extremely compelling and credible. A similar, much more flawed event called "Confronting the Evidence" was held in New York City on September 11, 2004 which did focus on the hoaxes (a mix of good information and nonsense) and has received much more publicity. The Great Deception First video to raise issues of 9/11 complicity - published by Barrie Zwicker in January and February 2002. The Great Conspiracy: the 9/11 News Special You Never Saw Barrie Zwicker's 2004 sequel to The Great Deception. It is a full length documentary that updates the earlier work. A very good production (for the most part), but the finale includes Thierry Meyssan's "no plane hit Pentagon" hoax. The Power of Nightmares a BBC documentary on the rise of the American neo-conservatives and the rise of the radical Islamists, accepts the official story of 9/11 (supposedly a surprise attack) but otherwise is the best history of the circumstances that led to 9/11. Press for Truth 2006 documentary about Paul Thompson (author of the Complete 9/11 Timeline) and the "Jersey Girls" (widows who demanded a real investigation, which they did not get) Best 9/11 truth websites Best 9/11 "blog" (web-log) Rigorous Intuition - - written by Jeff Wells (in Toronto, Canada) Best research guides The Complete 9/11 Timeline from the Center for Cooperative Research From the Wilderness Best "physical evidence" website Jim Hoffman's websites at and are the most credible, carefully documented websites focused on the physical evidence issues of 9/11. They are part of the best efforts to separate the real from the fake claims on 9/11. Best analysis of al-Qaeda's role in 9/11 "Peeling the Onion," written by an intelligence insider on the evening of 9/11/2001 - archived at Best article about Israel's role in 9/11 Journalist Wayne Madsen's article "Waking Up From Our Global Nightmare" published just before the 2004 "election" is the best and most credible article about Israeli involvement in 9/11. Best documentation of Pakistan's involvement in 9/11 The Complete 9/11 Timeline from the Center for Cooperative Research has a good section about Pakistan's roles. Best 9/11 whistleblowers (most credible) FBI agents investigating the flight schools and al-Qaeda connected money laundering before 9/11: Coleen Rowley - - her Congressional campaign website (running as a Democrat in Minnesota), would be interesting to see the hearings that would happen if she is elected and the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in November 2006. Kenneth Williams Robert Wright Sibel Edmonds (FBI translator muzzled for trying to expose foreknowledge) Indira Singh (employee of Ptech) Lieutenant Colonel Steve Butler, vice chancellor for student affairs at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California -- a US military facility that one or more of the hijackers reportedly attended during the 1990s. "Of course President Bush knew about the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism. His daddy had Saddam and he needed Osama. His presidency was going nowhere. He wasn't elected by the American people, but placed in the Oval Office by a conservative supreme court. The economy was sliding into the usual Republican pits and he needed something on which to hang his presidency.... This guy is a joke. What is sleazy and contemptible is the President of the United States not telling the American people what he knows for political gain." Able Danger officers for more details on the whistleblowers: Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Michael Ruppert (read the chapter on the FBI whistleblowers for details) The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistleblowers, and the Cover-up, by Sander Hicks (Randy Glass, Delmart Vreeland, Welcome to Terrorland: Mohammed Atta and the 9-11 Cover-up in Florida, by Daniel Hopsicker (best - and only - investigation of the Florida flight schools used by some of the 9/11 plotters) Indira Singh's testimony to the 9/11 Citizens Commission, New York City, September 9, 2004 Best 9/11 truth Deception Dollars - a satirical spoof of the American dollar bill that promotes websites that discuss 9/11 complicity. Over six million deception dollars were distributed at peace rallies and other events from late 2002 through 2005, and were extremely popular with crowds (many who passed them out in public found it hard to pass them out fast enough). The existence of the Deception Dollar campaign was censored from the media - both mainstream and "alternative" - despite the very public aspect of this effort. Unfortunately, every edition of the Deception Dollar included a couple websites that base their claims on hoaxes (some seem deliberate, others are merely incompetent), so the Deception Dollar list should not be taken as an automatic list of a guide to the best evidence. Best explanation of why 9/11 was allowed (and assisted) 9/11 was allowed to happen (and given technical assistance to make sure it happened) as part of a covert plan to prepare the US empire for Peak Oil. 9/11 provided the excuse for the war to seize the Iraqi oil fields (part of a larger scheme to dominate the remaining oil supplies). 9/11 also enabled passage of the USA Patriot Act and other repressive policies that are part of the long-planned Homeland Security surveillance society. 9/11 was the pretext for the "War on Terror," which its supporters claim is a "war that will not end in our lifetime." The neo-conservatives call this conflict World War IV. Best documented evidence The failure to follow standard operating procedures (suppressed warnings, blocked investigations, Bush reading "the Pet Goat" instead of being Commander-in-Chief, the Air Force failure to intercept hijacked jets) Wargames simulating the actual events simultaneously that seem to have confused the air defenses. WHERE Flight 77 hit - the nearly empty, recently reconstructed and strengthened sector WHAT hit the Pentagon - Flight 77, probably electronically hijacked HOW the air defenses did not protect the Pentagon, even after the towers had been hit WHO scheduled multiple war game exercises on 9/11, including a "plane into building" scenario WHY 9/11 was allowed to happen (and given technical assistance): Peak Oil and Homeland Security Best theory of how 9/11 happened The most likely scenario, which fits the known evidence, is "hijack the hijackers with remote control."iIn this view, the hijackers were allowed to finish their preparations, board the planes, hijack the controls but then remote control technology was used to ensure that the planes not only completed their missions but also did not strike targets that would have caused even more damage. Flight 11, the first hijacked plane, flew over Indian Point nuclear power station, just north of New York City (an attack there would have been much, much worse than 9/11). And if Flight 77 had hit any other part of the Pentagon, thousands of people could have been killed. This hybrid scenario is speculative, but remote control flight technology is commercially available. One of the manufacturers of this equipment is System Planning corporation, whose former director, Dov Zakheim, was a signer of the "PNAC" report stating a New Pearl Harbor would enable their global domination goals. Mr Zakheim was Comptroller of the Pentagon from 2001 through early 2004 (in charge of the money).ng the Hijackers I've long thought that if we assume a decision had been taken to let it happen, then we should expect that measures were be taken to ensure it happened precisely as desired, and spectacularly so. With so much at stake, nothing would be left to the skill and luck of the 19 hijackers. Flight 77's 270 degree turn to hit the ground floor of the virtually unoccupied side of the Pentagon, while supposedly piloted by the grossly incompetent Hani Hanjour, is the most striking example. The recent report that the WTC black boxes were recovered after all, is suggestive of the same: that the data conflicted somehow with the received fiction. Perhaps the hijackers were themselves hijacked. from Nicholas Levis, "Staging 9/11 as an inside job is going to work best (in fact, is likely to work only) if there actually exists an active network of anti-American terrorists who are deeply committed to killing Americans in response to U.S. policy. In other words, those who would blame Qaeda need a (relatively) real Qaeda. A partly-real enemy is much better than an entirely fabricated one. "The most robust way for insider masterminds to stage 9/11 and get away with it is to arrange for their agents to infiltrate among "real foreign terrorists." Let them come up with their own plots (or plant plots among them), choose a plot that will produce the results desired by the masterminds, and see that through to fruition. At some point, the masterminds and their agents will hijack the plot from the would-be hijackers, to make sure it happens. You won't risk the whole game on the ability of amateurs to get away with it, you will help them along or even replace them (with a remote control hijacking, for example). But it's best to have "real terrorists" in play. They leave a more solid trail of evidence internationally. Cops and agents and academics of two dozen countries can honestly confirm the existence of an al-Qaeda network. That way there is less need to initiate outside observers into the plot and you don't have to hope they are all stupid, as they would have to be to fall for a complete fabrication of "Qaeda." (Qaeda at this point is just a term of convenience for the Islamist extremist networks.) "The best result would be for a whole bunch of Islamist extremists running around believing that their crew pulled off 9/11 all by themselves (how inspiring for them!). The patsies should believe they actually did it. This was the case with the Reichstag Fire and Marinus van der Lubbe: the patsy believed he had done it." Best evidence for remote control planes Some coincidence theorists claim that it was a one-in-five chance that the nearly empty part of the Pentagon was hit, even though the flight maneuvers were world class precision flying and it is impossible to believe that a terrorist intent on causing as much damage as possible would have flown around the Pentagon to ensure that the one area with the fewest victims would be hit. It is likely, but unprovable, that some form of remote control technology was used to steer Flight 77 into the nearly empty, recently reconstructed part of the Pentagon. Even an expert pilot substituted for flight school dropout and alleged terrorist Hani Hanjour would not have made the amazing flight pattern to minimize casualties on the ground by hitting the nearly empty part of the Pentagon. The data on the black boxes (supposedly found from all four planes) would refute or confirm the remote control hypothesis, but this information has not been made public. Few 9/11 "truth" activists have focused their attention on this secret data, preferring instead to desire the videos of Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon (which would not tell us anything we don't already know). Best historical precedent The 1933 Reichstag Fire, which was allowed to happen (the lone arsonist had been overheard boasting that he wanted to burn the building) and given technical assistance (SS goons were in the basement with barrels of fuel while the patsy was upstairs trying to set fires) to make sure it happened. The 1941 Pearl Harbor attack was allowed to happen to galvanize public opinion to support war, but President Roosevelt did not need to provide technical assistance to the Japanese (they could find Hawaii without any assistance). Pearl Harbor did not involve a "stand down" -- merely a refusal to share critical intelligence with Army and Navy commanders in Hawaii who would have taken defensive measures if they knew the attacks were imminent. Other historical precedents (similar but not exactly the same) are described at Best "physical evidence" (for remote control) Flight 77 was steered into the mostly empty, recently reconstructed and strengthened sector of the Pentagon. This fact is accepted by the mainstream media - but it is rarely focused upon. It is strong evidence (but not proof) that some form of remote control was used to ensure that the planes caused enough havoc and destruction for the "shock and awe" but not uncontrollable damage (if Flight 77 had hit any other part of the Pentagon, the recovery would have been far more difficult). Best areas for further investigation (an unlikely scenario) Able Danger - military intelligence program that was tracking the hijackers before 9/11. The Center for Cooperative Research has the best public database about this scandal. The data on the "black boxes" (which were supposedly recovered from all four planes) would refute or confirm the remote control theory. Best politician who dares to ask inconvenient questions Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) Best questions from 9/11 family members Best analyses of "left gatekeepers" who pretend 9/11 was a surprise attack left gatekeepers: the stand down of the liberal, alternative media about 9/11 denial is not a river in Egypt, psychological reluctance to confront the full truth The Nation supports the official stories of JFK (Warren Commission) and 9/11 Norman Solomon FAIR and the Institute for Public Accuracy, helped lead defense of 9/11 official story in 2002 Chip Berlet Right Woos Left: Chip Berlet defends Bush regime against claims of complicity Democracy Now 90% of their work is good, but they avoid the most important issues Noam Chomsky Where Noam will not roam: Chomsky manufactures consent by supporting the official stories of 9/11 and JFK Fahrenheit 9/11 Michael Moore and setting up the invasion of Saudi Arabia Mother Jones defends 9/11 cover-up Commission and denies vote fraud in Ohio Ward Churchill supports "Blowback" paradigm, misses real story of 9/11 complicity Counterpunch Alexander Cockburn ridicules investigations into 9/11 complicity and vote fraud Alternative Radio also avoids deeper understanding Greg Palast great work on vote fraud but not on Peak Oil or 9/11 Institute for Policy Studies "progressive" party line Inter Press Service liberal news service that dismissed 9/11 International Inquiry in Toronto (May 2004) MoveOn Democratic Trojan Horse to control dissent Larry Bensky Pacifica Radio correspondent Best smears in the media against 9/11 skepticism Two of the best (most subtle) smears about 9/11 "truth" were an April 29, 2006 USA Today front page review of Loose Change and Mark Morford's promotion of Loose Change in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 29, 2006. Several USA Today reporters saw Flight 77 hit the Pentagon while they were driving to work (their offices are not far from the Pentagon). Therefore, the fact this publication chose to highlight a film claiming Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon is not a compliment - presumably USA Today (like other media publications) understands that this is one of the fake claims about complicity. While one of the 9/11 war games is known due (in part) to a USA Today story in 2004, this newspaper does not dare list all of the 9/11 war games that are publicly known nor the implication of the simultaneous exercises that day, especially those that resembled real world events. Morford's articles on 9/11 complicity issues are more subtle still - they seem to support the grassroots efforts to investigate yet steer the reader toward the "no plane" claims, away from the real evidence. Best hoax: Rumsfeld's "Pentagon missile" hoax is the most important disinformation masquerading as 9/11 truth purpose: alienate those in DC and discredit the skeptics an introduction to the "no plane" claims State Department "Identifying Misinformation" website: a Rosetta Stone to understand 9/11 disinformation politics and psychology of disinformation history of "no planes on 9/11" - hoaxes about all four crashes Pentagon Truth: 9/11 activists debunk the missile hoax media focus on the hoaxes, ignore best evidence fake debate: no plane or no complicity? neither is true similar sabotage against the JFK Truth Movement TV Minds Propagandized by Photos - electronic hypnosis Karl Rove uses fake evidence to discredit real scandals reverse psychology: "new" Pentagon video released May 16, 2006, hiding images fuels hoaxes - it is bait the 757-sized hole and photos of Boeing parts suppressed evidence: Flight 77 black boxes found Eyewitnesses: hundreds of people saw Flight 77, no one saw a missile or small plane hit the building photos of Pentagon area for those unfamiliar with Washington, D.C. jokes hidden in plain sight: Pentagate, In Plane Site, Popular Mechanics In Plane Site, Pentagon Strike, Loose Change ("no plane" hoax films) no-plane hoax promoters (some are sincere, some are not) the "pod" plane (a hoax about the WTC plane crashes, 9/11 "pod people") BEST ARTICLES,12956,1036687,00.html "This war on terrorism is bogus - The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination" Michael Meacher Saturday September 6, 2003 The Guardian (environment minister for Tony Blair from 1997 to 2003, Member of the British Parliament) The overriding motivation for this political smokescreen is that the US and the UK are beginning to run out of secure hydrocarbon energy supplies. By 2010 the Muslim world will control as much as 60% of the world's oil production and, even more importantly, 95% of remaining global oil export capacity. As demand is increasing, so supply is decreasing, continually since the 1960s. 9/11 Evidence - Smoking Gun ... by Cheryl Seal also at one of the best articles describing the evidence and the motivations, warnings, the curious nature of the Pentagon attack (on the mostly empty part of the building), the Bush administration's interference with the FBI investigation of al-Qaeda, and much more. One of the best articles pointing out the likelihood of remote control of the four planes (hijacking the hijackers). At the very least Bush allowed 9/11 to happen. But the evidence indicates his guilt involves more than just a huge intentional sin of omission – this now seems certain. ... .... why would Bush admit to having been warned about 9/11 in the first place? In the corporate and political world, this admission is a strategy that has been used over and over by creeps who are guilty of huge crimes and know the heat is on. By confessing to a lesser charge, they try to draw the heat away from the main, more dangerous issue. The miraculous timing of the 9/11 skyjackers, Part 1 by margieburns on Thu 06 Jul 2006 "The Fog of War Games" -- the miraculous timing of the skyjackers, part 2 by margieburns on Sat Jul 8 18:23 2006,3604,1480940,00.html The war on paperclips I worry that I'm turning into a conspiracy theorist AL Kennedy Wednesday May 11, 2005 The Guardian OK, I'm paranoid and depressed. My new government of troglodytes, murderers and spivs barely elongates the customary scream I give upon waking. What troubles me more is our rulers' inevitable recommencement of the war on terror bollocks. To begin at what we're told is the beginning, we have 9/11 - the one in the US, not the earlier one in Chile when covert US government intervention killed thousands of innocents and handed the country to a commerce-friendly, torture-loving, far-right junta. Now if 9/11/2001 is so important, why is it so hard to find out what happened? The FBI, as we know, blocked all manner of investigations into the plot in the run up to its execution, whether these involved highly specific warnings from its own agents or from government sources in Afghanistan, Argentina, Britain, the Cayman Islands, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco and Russia. Meanwhile, I worry why the nearest military aircraft weren't scrambled to intercept any of the hijacked flights when this is standard procedure and why, when more distant jets were finally aloft, they flew at less than half speed, thus failing to prevent the impacts at the twin towers and then, it would seem, managing to shoot down Flight 93 when its passengers may already have overcome its hijackers. It would, of course, be easier to know what happened to Flight 93 if there weren't - according to educated estimates - three minutes of the cockpit recording missing. It would, equally, be handy to have access to the black boxes from the other crashes. Firefighters at Ground Zero have repeatedly stated that three of the four possible black boxes there were found and taken away by government agents. And these worries are maybe less important than the ones about clear links between the Pakistani ISI, the CIA and the men named as the 9/11 hijackers. Or the mysterious inability of anyone to capture Osama bin Laden, who fled from Tora Bora, possibly being evacuated by helicopter, and then escaped to Pakistan unhindered. So while Chinese paperclips are now made out of vital 9/11 evidence and almost every implicated party goes free, we and our controlling US interests continue fearlessly to terrorise countries unconnected with the attacks, to place permanent military bases near oil reserves and pipeline routes, to harass and murder Muslims anywhere we can, and to foment terrorist resistance at every opportunity. The UK unmasks non-existent ricin plots and threatens us with ID cards, but we can't supply our troops in Iraq with working radios or a legal causus belli. But you'd never want to think that on 9/11/2001 covert US government intervention killed thousands of innocents and handed the country, if not the world, to a commerce-friendly, torture-loving, far-right junta. That would make you a paranoid, depressed conspiracy theorist. And, take it from me, that just wouldn't be comfortable. HOPSICKER: See the basic story is and I need to tell you in just 30 seconds is [that] the government’s story is that I call the Magic Dutch Boy theory. Remember the Kennedy assassination when the "magic bullet" has passed thru three people, the only way they could make a story of one lone gunman even remotely logically possible? HICKS Most of the people never bought that and still don’t. HOPSICKER: Similarly, in 9/11, it’s only through the Magic Dutch Boy theory that you can believe these people came over here without the knowledge and consent of the U.S. government. The government’s story is that the year before the terrorists began to arrive in force, two separate Dutch nationals purchased separately the two flight schools at the Venice, Florida, airport, that, eight or nine months afterward, began training terrorists how to fly. HICKS: Right. But when it all sort of fell apart, both Dutch nationals happened to have two separate aircraft accidents. HOPSICKER: That’s correct. They are inconvenient people at this point, because if either one of them ever talked, it could bring down the government of the current administration. Top ten conspiracy theories of 2002 OF BIG OIL, BY BIG OIL, FOR BIG OIL The 10 Most Startling Speculations and "Conspiracy Theories" About September 11 and America's New War [27 December 2002] by Mike Ward Top Ten Conspiracy Theories of 2002 Courtesy of Indymedia New York, Mike Ward of PopMatters lists the most outrageous top ten officially spun conspiracy theories of the year - Scoop Editor's Note: If you feel like a laugh then read this! He forgot to mention the most outlandish conspiracy of them all (and the most widely accepted): 19 hijackers from a third world terrorist group armed with boxcutters forced 3 planes into 3 of the the nation's most important and symbolic structures with no assistance from US government/intelligence insiders. JFK, 9/11 and the REAL America Tying It All Together by: Jon Phalen / November 22nd, 2003 the history of deception to lure reluctant US citizens to support wars. Explores the evidence for Remote Control software in the 9/11 hijackings (not too dissimilar from electronic hijacking of our computerized election ballot machines). A scandal in England and Ireland about a terrorist called "stakeknife" concerned a thug for the IRA who was actually a British double agent (in other words, the Brits ran one of the most ruthless IRA killers in order to legitimize their occupation of northern Ireland). The "false flag" operations by the Italian fascists in Italy are well documented by many - one of the most notorious was the bombing of the Bologna train station in 1980, perpetrated by the fascists (with official ties) to blame on the "left" to create the climate for a right wing military coup. The article below has crucial information about the "P2," Operation Gladio and the Vatican Bank - a story with disturbing parallels to the current situation in the United States. 9/11 IN CONTEXT: PLANS AND COUNTERPLANS by Max Kolskegg It is time to have a hard, clear-eyed look at our situation here in this post-September 11 "brave new world order", on the brink of a huge conflagration in the Middle East, with endless war beyond. The Global Fascist Terror State has arrived, the fruit of decades of planning, propaganda and provocation. September 11 was its coming-out party, and for us, the last wake-up call. So now let's face the facts. No more self-delusion, no more easy roads. The reality is plain as day, and so therefore is our task. Making a Case for 9/11 Skepticism by John A. McCurdy 20 November 2003 The URL of this article is: The Bush 9/11 Scandal for Dummies by Bernard Weiner June 1, 2002 A very good introductory article that points out the likelihood that Bush's notorious month-long "vacation" at his so-called ranch near Crawford, Texas was probably a long planning meeting for the post-9/11 political environment. "The So-Called Evidence Is a Farce" By Stan Goff written shortly after 9/11, this is still one of the best articles explaining the political context and the phony evidence for the official story -- MSNBC article on the standdown by a (now deceased) mainstream journalist Sander Hicks interviews John Judge why is there no investigation of what happened? If I had to choose just four links to show your average joe and jane, and pique their interest in the possibility of a 9/11 coverup, these would be my top picks right now: 1. The wargames acknowledgement AP report. The SF Chronicle is the only paper I know of that still has the original AP report available in their archives. 2. Senator Dayton's declaration that NORAD and the FAA lied. He announced it during the week of the Dem's National Convention last year. He's got a pair. 3. This in depth timeline of the event of that day certainly points toward high-level government deception. It's long, but fascinating and crucial to understanding just what Senator Dayton was talking about. 4. And then finally This gem of a report on the destruction of the FAA controller tapes. No coverup is complete without the destruction of evidence :-) I think the best way to wake up more of the public is to let them see with their own eyes the evidence that the 9/11 truth movement has been pointing to all along, and the more official the source, the better. I guess that's why I like the FAA/NORAD lying angle for leading people into the seemy underworld of 9/11. It's one of the aspects of the whole event that's fairly well documented in the mainstream press, giving us the opportunity to point this stuff out without referring to news sources considered illegitimate by a public that still can't imagine the media would or even could tell such Big Lies. [no longer on-line] What is the true story of the Sept. 11 attacks? We do not know, because it is shrouded in secrecy. But thousands of 9/11 Skeptics on the Internet have used evidence from the mainstream and foreign press to demonstrate beyond doubt that the official story is incomplete, inconsistent and rife with lies. In March and April 2002, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) became the first American politician on the federal level to question the official story and suggest that elements of the U.S. government may have known of the attacks in advance. On May 16 [2002], the White House was forced to admit receiving warnings, in the months before Sept. 11, of a Qaeda plot to hijack airliners in the United States. This admission was coupled with the claim that no one in the administration could have guessed that these planes would be used in suicide attacks - a demonstrable falsehood. Since then, many revelations from government agencies have corroborated the 9/11 Skeptics' claims that pre-Sept. 11 investigations by the FBI, which might have prevented the attacks, were obstructed from within the government. The government also confirmed that the war in Afghanistan was prepared in advance of Sept. 11, and that a finished plan for the war was presented to George W. Bush two days before the attacks on New York and Washington. By then, large British and American forces had already arrived or were underway to the Central Asian theater. In an effort at damage control, the revelations of the past month have been limited. Congressional investigators and the mainstream U.S. media have made little effort to connect the dots logically, which would yield an even more troubling picture of the government's actions at the highest levels. Attention has focused instead on middle-level "failures" of bureaucracy and analysis, with an accompanying campaign to justify more radical surveillance and police measures and the creation of a new Homeland Security Department. But the revelations have served to support many of the cardinal assertions of the oft-maligned 9/11 Skeptics movement. On June 10 [2002], C-SPAN refused to broadcast a major press conference in Washington organized by former government officials, relatives of 9/11 victims and investigative journalists, who posed vital "Unanswered Questions" about the attacks and their true background. This setback was predictable; the issue is still too controversial for the mainstream media. 9/11 Skeptics should not therefore despair. The time has come for skeptics to unite, to speak openly, to stay loud and proud, and to employ creative, determined and peaceful means with heart and humor, to force disclosure of the full story of the Sept. 11 attacks. History is with us!

Monday, August 21, 2006


(This newsletter is from Pete Johnson in Columbus, Ohio. He included the letter I sent to my family and friends which I think you've already seen, so I edited it out to save space. I think the rest of the newsletter had some interesting points so I wanted to share it with you. ~Ginny) My last newsletter was sent Sept 2005. I have been working on the problem of vulnerable voting machines via Citizens Alliance for Secure Elections (COPA), J30 Coalition, Common Cause, and Open Voting Consortium. (I wanted to include those key words so the National Security Agency would easily find my newsletter, in violation of the Fourth Amendment). This is my excuse for not following the investigations into 9/11 closely, thanks to all of you who keep this issue in front of me. I am prompted to create Newsletter #7 after watching the 9/11 American Scholars Symposium Panel Discussion that was shown on CSPAN. This televised event caused many in the Orwellian Media to discuss the Conspiracy Theorists Realists, including Ed Shultz, Lou Dobbs, Keith Obberman, Fox propaganda "news" and others. Ginny Ross’s passionate plea (slightly edited) for you to watch this Google Video is below; I could not have said it better. Google Videos are easy to watch; you can watch 10 minutes and go back to it later (using the tool bar at the bottom). Go directly to the google video (C-SPAN) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a link and teaser for the testimony of NY Fireman Lou Cacchioli, which is every bit at compelling as the Scholars Symposium. NY Fireman Lou Cacchioli Says 9/11 Commission Twisted His Words Fireman Cacchioli relates his experiences of that day, these are his last three paragraphs: Cacchioli was called to testify privately, but walked out on several members of the committee before they finished, feeling like he was being interrogated and cross-examined rather than simply allowed to tell the truth about what occurred in the north tower on 9/11. "My story was never mentioned in the final report and I felt like I was being put on trial in a court room," said Cacchioli. "I finally walked out. They were trying to twist my words and make the story fit only what they wanted to hear. All I wanted to do was tell the truth and when they wouldn’t let me do that, I walked out. "It was a disgrace to everyone, the victims and the family members who lost loved ones. I don’t agree with the 9/11 Commission. The whole experience was terrible." ____________________________________ Ginny suggests that she can supply materials to those interested, as can I. I have a DVD of 9/11 Revisited that is well worth watching. (pete) Note that there is significant discussion in the 9/11 American Scholars Symposium regarding the demolition of the buildings. The pockets of heat that existed for several weeks after the collapse, hindering rescue/cleanup efforts, are not a property of jet fuel. The heat created by jet fuel cannot melt steel. Physical evidence now exists which points to the existence of thermite at the site of the WTC collapse. Thermite is used in demolitions to cut through steel. Editor Note: Finally, I would be remiss to fail to mention the excellent work of my friend Jim Hanson. Recall the night in July that the Orwellian Media showed the newly released tapes that "proved" that an Flight 77 did indeed crash into the Pentagon. Irregardless of whether Jim Hanson’s work is correct (refuting that conclusion), anyone watching the videos that night on your local/national news would be hard pressed to say they saw anything definitive regarding the plane. Propaganda in its purest form. Anyone wishing a copy of Jims work should reply to me with a mailing address. PLEASE RETAIN THIS NEWSLETTER. You can attribute this to me…the Facist NeoCons will need another terrorist attack to maintain power. The American public no longer responds to fear mongering and talking points. Investigations, subpoenas, impeachment awaits those responsible for 9/11, provided they allow themselves to be voted out of office. When the next attack occurs, democracy depends upon how the American people respond. It is not necessary that everyone else be informed, but it is necessary that YOU be informed. Democracy depends on you, not on everybody else. Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. "A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal".... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr "Fascism will come to this country and it will come disguised as Americanism"..........Governor Huey Long "I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator," Bush joked/said. --, December 18, 2000 "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." - President Harry S. Truman. To be removed, just ask me (pjohnso6 [at]

Saturday, August 19, 2006

FALSE FLAGS AND SPIES: Think like a criminal.

This post is from BRADBLOG (It's a must-read blog for election rescue efforts. There is a lot of fusion thinking there that helps put the rampant election fraud by the neo-cons in context. Electronic election fraud by big, GOP connected vendors is the basic tool of choice to accomplish the bloodless takeover of America in plain view of gullible Americans staring at it and chewing their cud with bovine incuriousity and concern.) This post is about some possible Lieberman connections surrounding the 9/11 crimes. Sorry for the length of this, but I wanted to capture it all in one place and read it over time. ~Ginny
Isn't it interesting that Lieberman's name pops up in the case of two similar-looking tarts, who were "Honey Pots" (or "Swallows" - the term used to describe women in the employ of Israel whose job is to compromise US Officials) for Israel's Mossad? Note that his article dated less than TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO 9/11. Police to return to parks in Levy case / Experts: Condit damaged own reputation July 22, 2001 Posted: 6:07 PM EDT (2207 GMT) Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, said it wouldn't be productive to focus on Condit's conduct. In 1998, Lieberman was the first prominent Democrat to criticize Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Lieberman said the two matters are different and he declined to say whether Condit should resign, as two Republican lawmakers have said. "The Chandra Levy case is a missing persons case. And I think we all ought to let the law-enforcement authorities focus on finding Chandra Levy and relieving the terrible trauma and nightmare that her family and friends have gone through," Lieberman told Fox News Sunday. "And when that is over, politicians can begin to speak out." Saturday, a spokeswoman for Vice President Dick Cheney, said Cheney met with Condit around the same time Levy was logging off her computer in her apartment May 1. Juleanna Glover Weiss said the meeting happened between 12:30 p.m. and 12:50 p.m. in Cheney's office in the House of Representatives. The meeting was "at Condit's request," she said, and included Cheney and some of Cheney's staff discussing the California energy crisis. CHENEY ORDERED THE HIT TO PROTECT THE 9/11 OPERATION? Israeli Sexpionage : The McGreevey, Condit and Clinton Affairs Chandra Levy and Monica Lewinsky, which I will discuss later, can be called "Swallows". All 9/11 Airports Serviced by One Israeli Owned Company Who provided protective coverage for 9/11 operation? General Hamid Gul, a former Director of Pakistani Intelligence hit the nail on the head with his analysis: "The attacks against New York and Washington were Israeli engineered." So who tipped off Zim? Who tipped off Odigo? Who tipped off those Pentagon officials? Who tipped off those Israeli workers in New York? I think it's safe to say it wasn't Osama Bin Laden. Scores dead in three Amman hotel bombings; Israelis evacuated before attack Explosions In London - Who Stands To Gain? Israel Warned, Cover-up In Progress Propaganda Matrix | July 7 2005 BREAKING: Scrambled cover-up to try and change prior knowledge story. Original reports stated that Binyamin Netanyahu was warned BEFORE the first blast, now all the Associated Press reports are being changed to say he was warned AFTER the first blast, for example this article. The article linked below that we saved in our own format (and the website that carried it has strangely since crashed) said that Netanyahu was warned before the first blast. Israel are now denying they got a warning. http://www.propagandamat...ly2005/070705standstogai LONDON SUBWAY BOMBINGS 2005 - "FALSE FLAG" TERROR? RECENT BOMBINGS IN EGYPT - "FALSE FLAG" TERROR? EGYPTIAN ANALYST: CAN'T RULE OUT THAT MOSSAD WAS INVOLVED IN ATTACK;506,L-3243397,00.html "The Mossad's ability to penetrate the Bedouins in Sinai is known," Salim said in an interview with al-Jazeera. (Roee Nahmias) General Allam, former deputy head of the Egyptian Domestic Security Agency says the group behind yesterday's deadly bombings in Dahab is not Arab Terrorists — it's Israel. AT LEAST 7 OF THE 9/11 HIJACKERS ARE STILL ALIVE WHO GAVE THE LIST OF "19 MUSLIM HIJACKERS" (PHONEY BY AT LEAST 7 NAMES) TO OUR FBI JUST DAYS AFTER 9/11? In the Scottish Sunday Herald, Nov, 2, 2003, Neil Mackay investigated… Excerpt only… "In August, 2001, the Israelis handed over a list of terrorist suspects - on it were the names of four of the September 11 hijackers." ON 9/11, CHENEY CONFUSED AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AND NORAD BY RUNNING WAR GAMES DRILLS WITH MULTIPLE HIJACKED AIRLINERS - RUNNING AT SAME TIME AS THE REAL ATTACKS WITH HIJACKED AIRLINERS! http://www.prisonplanet....ber2004/080904wargamesco A number of people apparently knew to stay clear of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Privileged Companies Another group of people that received warnings in advance of the attack were employees of Odigo, the instant messaging service. Two employees received e-mail messages two hours before the first World Trade Center assault, predicting the attack. 7 According to reporter Christopher Bollyn, Zim American Israeli Shipping Co. broke a lease in order to vacate the World Trade Center just days before the attack. Bollyn's source claims that Zim's lease extended through the end of the year and that the termination cost $50,000. Israeli Owned Odigo says workers were warned of attack / By Yuval Dror Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack. http://911research.wtc7....ept11/haaretz_odigo.html http://www.antichristcon...Pages/ABCNEWS_com_Were_I Now can you help me out with a plausible explanation for this: And this official DEA report: http://www.whatreallyhap...reportisraelispying.html The disinformation continues… Alleged spy's target 'not Israel' The "foreign nation" cited in espionage charges against a U.S. Navy sailor is "definitely not Israel," a Navy official said. The official told JTA on Wednesday that the country named in a charge recommended against Ariel Joseph Weinmann, a 3rd class petty officer, is not Israel. CNN named the country as Russia. The Navy concluded its investigation against Weinmann on July 26, and its Judge Advocate General is considering what, if any, of its recommended charges to bring against Weinmann, 21. The Navy concluded that Weinmann, who allegedly deserted in July 2005, attempted to sell sensitive information to a foreign nation. The maximum penalty is death. Once papers in Norfolk, Va., reported the case, which is being treated with unusual secrecy, Arab media reports and conspiracy theory blogs immediately speculated that the target nation was Israel, apparently because of Weinmann's name. Yes, of course, no clear minded individual could possibly deduce that someone named "Ariel Joseph Weinmann" might just be Jewish. You'd need to belong to some "conspiracy theory blog" to come up with that wacky conclusion. I watched the report on CNN - and when they said that RUSSIA was the country that "Ariel Weimann" was caught spying for - I laughed out loud - did a Google search - and found that in Israel - they know that Weinmann was spying for Israel. Report: US sailor spied for Israel / David Keyes, THE JERUSALEM POST / Aug. 9, 2006 A US Navy sailor, Ariel J. Weinmann, is suspected of spying for Israel and has been held in prison for four months, according to an article published Monday in the Saudi daily Al-Watan. It reported that Weinmann is being held at a military base in Virginia on suspicion of espionage and desertion. According to the navy, Weinmann was apprehended on March 26 "after it was learned that he had been listed as a deserter by his command." Though initial information released by the navy makes no mention of it, Al-Watan reported that he was returning from an undisclosed "foreign country." American sources close to the Defense Department told Al-Watan that Israel was the country in question.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Gullible Americans: "The entire world is laughing at you."

Scientific evidence is a tough thing for the American public to handle, and the government knows it. The government can rely on people dismissing things that they cannot understand as "conspiracy theory." But if you are inclined to try to make up your own mind, you can find Dr. Jones' and Dr. Woods’ papers, which have been formally presented to their peers at scientific meetings, on line at Experts have also pointed out that the buildings' massive steel skeletons comprised a massive heat sink that wicked away the heat from the limited, short-lived fires, thus preventing a heat buildup. Experts also point out that the short-lived, scattered, low-intensity fires could barely reach half the melting point of steel even if they burned all day instead of merely an hour. Don't ask me to tell you what happened on 9/11. All I know is that the official account of the buildings' collapse is improbable. Now we are being told another improbable tale. Muslim terrorists in London and Pakistan were caught plotting to commit mass murder by smuggling bottles of explosive liquids on board airliners in hand luggage. Baby formula, shampoo and water bottles allegedly contained the tools of suicide bombers. How do we know about this plot? Well, the police learned it from an “Islamic militant arrested near the Afghan-Pakistan border several weeks ago.” And how did someone so far away know what British-born people in London were plotting? Gulible Americans By Paul Craig Roberts (Dr. Roberts is the former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former Contributing Editor of National Review and was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Reagan administration.) 8/14/06 "Information Clearing House" / Go to original. I was in China when a July Harris Poll reported that 50 percent of Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when Bush invaded that country, and that 64 percent of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein had strong links with Al Qaeda. The Chinese leaders and intellectuals with whom I was meeting were incredulous. How could a majority of the population in an allegedly free country with an allegedly free press be so totally misinformed? The only answer I could give the Chinese is that Americans would have been the perfect population for Mao and the Gang of Four, because Americans believe anything their government tells them. Americans never check any facts. Who do you know, for example, who has even read the Report of the 9/11 Commission, much less checked the alleged facts reported in that document. I can answer for you. You don’t know anyone who has read the report or checked the facts. The two co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission Report, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, have just released a new book, “Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.” Kean and Hamilton reveal that the commission suppressed the fact that Muslim ire toward the US is due to US support for Israel’s persecution and dispossession of the Palestinians, not to our “freedom and democracy” as Bush propagandistically claims. Kean and Hamilton also reveal that the US military committed perjury and lied about its failure to intercept the hijacked airliners. The commission even debated referring the military’s lies to the Justice Department for criminal investigation. Why should we assume that these admissions are the only coverups and lies in the 9/11 Commission Report? How do you know that 9/11 was a Muslim terrorist plot? How do you know that three World Trade Center buildings collapsed because two were hit by airliners? You only “know” because the government gave you the explanation of what you saw on TV. (Did you even know that three WTC buildings collapsed?) I still remember the enlightenment I experienced as a student in Russian Studies when I learned that the Czarist secret police would set off bombs and then blame those whom they wanted to arrest.. When Hitler seized dictatorial power in 1933, he told the Germans that his new powers were made necessary by a communist terrorist attack on the Reichstag. When Hitler started World War II by invading Poland, he told the Germans that Poland had crossed the frontier and attacked Germany. Governments lie all the time--especially governments staffed by neoconservatives whose intellectual godfather, Leo Strauss, taught them that it is permissible to deceive the public in order to achieve their agenda. Some readers will write to me to say that they saw a TV documentary or read a magazine article verifying the government’s explanation of 9/11. But, of course, these Americans did not check the facts either--and neither did the people who made the documentary and wrote the magazine article. Scientists and engineers, such as Clemson University Professor of Engineering Dr. Judy Woods and BYU Professor of Physics Dr. Steven Jones, have raised compelling questions about the official account of the collapse of the three WTC buildings. The basic problem for the government's account is that the buildings are known to have fallen at free fall speed, a fact that is inconsistent with the government's "pancaking" theory in which debris from above collapsed the floors below. If the buildings actually "pancaked," then each floor below would have offered resistance to the floors above, and the elapsed time would have been much longer. These experts have also calculated that the buildings did not have sufficient gravitational energy to accommodate the government's theory of the collapse. It is certainly a known and non-controversial fact among physicists and engineers that the only way buildings can collapse at free fall speed into their own footprints is by engineered demolition. Explosives are used to remove the support of floors below before the debris from above arrives. Otherwise, resistance is encountered and the time required for fall increases. Engineered demolition also explains the symmetrical collapse of the buildings into their own foot prints. As it is otherwise improbable for every point in floors below to weaken uniformly, "pancaking" would result in asymmetrical collapse as some elements of the floor would give sooner than others. Scientific evidence is a tough thing for the American public to handle, and the government knows it. The government can rely on people dismissing things that they cannot understand as "conspiracy theory." But if you are inclined to try to make up your own mind, you can find Dr. Jones' and Dr. Woods’ papers, which have been formally presented to their peers at scientific meetings, on line at Experts have also pointed out that the buildings' massive steel skeletons comprised a massive heat sink that wicked away the heat from the limited, short-lived fires, thus preventing a heat buildup. Experts also point out that the short-lived, scattered, low-intensity fires could barely reach half the melting point of steel even if they burned all day instead of merely an hour. Don't ask me to tell you what happened on 9/11. All I know is that the official account of the buildings' collapse is improbable. Now we are being told another improbable tale. Muslim terrorists in London and Pakistan were caught plotting to commit mass murder by smuggling bottles of explosive liquids on board airliners in hand luggage. Baby formula, shampoo and water bottles allegedly contained the tools of suicide bombers. How do we know about this plot? Well, the police learned it from an “Islamic militant arrested near the Afghan-Pakistan border several weeks ago.” And how did someone so far away know what British-born people in London were plotting? Do you really believe that Western and Israeli intelligence services, which were too incompetent to prevent the 9/11 attack, can uncover a London plot by capturing a person on the Afghan border in Pakistan? Why would “an Islamic militant” rat on such a plot even if he knew of it? More probable explanations of the “plot” are readily available. According to the August 11 Wayne Madsen Report, informed sources in the UK report that “the Tony Blair government, under siege by a Labor Party revolt, cleverly cooked up a new ‘terror’ scare to avert the public’s eyes away from Blair’s increasing political woes. British law enforcement, neocon and intelligence operatives in the US, Israel, and Britain, and Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire cooked up the terrorist plot, liberally borrowing from the failed 1995 ‘Oplan Bjinka’ plot by Pakistan- and Philippines-based terrorist Ramzi Ahmad Yousef to crash 11 trans-Pacific airliners bound from Asia to the US.” There are other plausible explanations. For example, our puppet in Pakistan decided to arrest some people who were a threat to him. With Bush’s commitment to “building democracy in the Middle East,” our puppet can’t arrest his political enemies without cause, so he lays the blame on a plot. Any testimony against Muslim plotters by “an Islamic militant” is certain to have been bought and paid for. Or consider this explanation. Under the Nuremberg standard, Bush and Blair are war criminals. Bush is so worried that he will be held accountable that he has sent his attorney general to consult with the Republican Congress to work out legislation to protect Bush retroactively from his violations of the Geneva Conventions. Tony Blair is in more danger of finding himself in the dock. Britain is signatory to a treaty that, if justice is done, will place Blair before the International Criminal Court in the Hague. What better justification for the two war criminals’ illegal actions than the need to foil dastardly plots by Muslims recruited in sting operations by Western intelligence services? The more Bush and Blair can convince their publics that terrorist danger abounds, the less likely Bush and Blair are ever to be held accountable for their crimes. But surely, some readers might object, our great moral leaders wouldn’t do something political like that! They most certainly would. As Joshua Micah Marshall wrote in the July 7 issue of Time magazine, the suspicion is “quite reasonable” that “the Bush Administration orchestrates its terror alerts and arrests to goose the GOP’s poll numbers.” Joshua Micah Marshall proves his conclusion by examining the barrage of color-coded terror alerts, none of which were real, and, yes, it all fits with political needs. And don’t forget the plot unearthed in Miami to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. Described by Vice President Cheney as a “very real threat,” the plot turned out to be nothing more than a few harmless whackos recruited by an FBI agent sent out to organize a sting. There was also the “foiled plot” to blow up the Holland Tunnel and flood downtown New York City with sea water. Thinking New Orleans, the FBI invented this plot without realizing that New York City is above sea level. Of course, most Americans didn’t realize it either. For six years the Bush regime has been able to count on the ignorant and naive American public to believe whatever tale that is told them. American gullibility has yet to fail the Bush regime. The government has an endless number of conspiracy theories, but only people who question the government’s conspiracies are derided for “having a conspiracy theory.” The implication is even worse if we assume that the explosive bottle plot is genuine. It means that America and Britain by their own aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by enabling Israel’s war crimes in Palestine and Lebanon, have created such hatred that Muslims, who identify with Bush’s, Blair’s, and Israel’s victims, are plotting retaliation. But Bush is prepared. He has taught his untutored public that “they hate us for our freedom and democracy.” Gentle reader, wise up. The entire world is laughing at you.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pitch Black Void

Freefall / By Manuel Valenzuela / Aug. 15, 2006 "...In America, however, where citizens have the attention spans of gnats, tuning out after ten-second sound bites, one minute news reports and having the patience only to accept rapid video flashes, even orchestrated, criminal mass murder must be accomplished on fast-forward time. And so the destruction by controlled demolition of the WTC, brilliantly executed, monstrously planned, hidden behind the charade of hijacked airliner crashes, yet so easily deciphered by open minds and through the magic of video and the passage of time, became a reality, in a few seconds of malevolent decimation killing close to 3,000 innocent human beings and plunging a nation of 300 million into the freefall of madness, shock, fear, hatred, rage and the collective blindness needed by criminals, warmongers and greed addicts to steer a nation down the precipice of human emotion and into the realm of total control and obedience." Read more at "Information Clearinghouse."

Monday, August 14, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

9/11: Press for Truth (The Real 9/11 Movie People Should Watch)

I'm proud to announce that the Complete 9/11 Timeline will be given extensive coverage in a new documentary to be released early next month. The film, 9/11: Press for Truth, chronicles the lobbying efforts of five members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee (also known as the "Jersey Girls") to establish an independent commission to investigate the attacks. In November 2002, an official 9/11 Commission was formed. But it was underfunded, powerless, and rife with conflicts of interest. Its final report has been widely criticized for its omissions and distortions of the evidence. 9/11: Press For Truth, in presenting the families’ story, stitches together rare, overlooked news clips, buried stories, and government press conferences, revealing a pattern of official lies, deception, and spin. The film highlights the Jersey Girls' discovery of my 9/11 timeline and how they used the facts presented in it to eventually publicly repudiate the 9/11 Commission's work. There are a number of recent films on the 9/11, however, as some have noted, this film has a real potential to bring the story to the mainstream. Just days ago, a nationwide poll showed that over one-third of Americans believe it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that U.S. government officials either participated in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or took no action to stop them "because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East." Many more have doubts about the official story. While there are a number of films that "preach to the converted" that the official story is incorrect, 9/11: Press For Truth has the potential to reach out to a larger audience. There is an incredible amount of ignorance about 9/11, with half of the US population still believing that Saddam Hussein had a role in the attacks and one-third not even able to name what year 9/11 took place in. This new film presents the most important facts without pushing any particular theories about what happened, so it's an ideal way to inform a friend or family member without much risk of scaring them off. Our 9/11 investigative project needs your help promoting this film and supporting additional research. I hope we can work together to bring this new film and the important 9/11 facts it contains to the large audience that needs to see it. What you can do: * Volunteer to distribute flyers and posters of the film. We have the flyers and posters printed, packed, and ready to ship. If you are interested, send us an email telling us where you live and how much time you can devote during the last week of August and first week of September to this task. If you have very little time, but would still like to post a few posters around your town, please download the poster from here. * Host a local screening of the film on September 11 or the weekend before. Go here for details. * Purchase the DVD from Cooperative Research. We aren’t expecting to meet our fundraising goals from DVD sales alone, but every little bit helps. Support Cooperative Research by buying a copy of the DVD from our store. Go here to pre-order the DVD now. Articles about the recent poll showing growing skepticism about what happened on 9/11 also note that many have only begun to have suspicions recently. Important questions are being raised as the issue goes mainstream, but ironically, at the same time, Cooperative Research and my investigation of 9/11 are having more trouble than ever before. I have a mountain of topics to investigate to further uncover the truth about 9/11, but I just don't have the funds to do it. It is also important that Cooperative Research is able to put its website on autopilot (see Fundraiser Alert) in September when we expect a huge surge in traffic. Cooperative Research has fallen far short of its fundraising goals this year. Though it's been able to keep the website going, numerous critical tasks have not been done and it has been unable to fund new research. As a result, my own work on 9/11 came to a near halt in March after the fundraiser failed to raise the needed funds. I wish I could work on this full time, but unfortunately I can't survive on air. We're ready for another major research push to coincide with the 5th anniversary of 9/11, but we need your help. But in order to do this we need your financial support. Since the spring fundraiser we have only raised $7,541 of the $30,400 we called for in our budget. At a minimum, we need $10,000 to fund 9/11 research for the next 4-5 months. If we raise enough funds, we will be able to add new entries to the database on a daily basis during this critical period. This is a pivotal and exciting time. I sincerely hope you'll see the new film, tell your friends about it, and host house parties to show it. And of course, please support our website with tax-deductible donations and volunteer work. No one doubts that 9/11 has had a profound effect on the last five years and continues to do so. If you want to have an impact on politics one of the most important things you can do is help educate yourself and others about what really happened on 9/11. Let's seize the opportunity this new film and the fifth anniversary of 9/11 presents us! Sincerely, Paul Thompson Links: 9/11: Press for Truth web site and trailer: Place Pre-Order for DVD: Volunteer for Flyer Distribution: Download and Print Posters: Host a local screening:,mondo1,52830,6.html Mondo Washington / Timeline of Tragedy Picking up the pieces of 9-11, putting them in order, trying to make sense by James Ridgeway / April 20th, 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C.—From his outpost on New Zealand's South Island, overlooking the stormy Tasman Sea, Paul Thompson, a young American, might seem like the most unlikely of detectives trying to sort through the historical debris of another hemisphere. But this former California environmental activist is one of a handful of freelance, unpaid, amateur sleuths who have become a 9-11 Information Central—what amounts to an intelligence apparatus aimed at pinning down what the Bush administration knew and didn't know about 9-11, before and after the attacks. The results of this sleuthing often find their way to the 9-11 families, and in particular, to the by now mythic Jersey Girls, as the leaders of the survivors' families have come to be called. The researchers are in many ways similar to the team Scott Armstrong, the former Washington Post reporter, recruited in the mid 1980s to uncover the roots of Reagan's secret Iran-Contra deals. The National Security Archive, making extensive use of the the Freedom of Information Act, soon established itself as the lead independent investigatory body, and today stands as a major independent research operation in the nation's capital. At the hub of the 9-11 research is Thompson's intricate timeline on the website of the Center for Cooperative Research ( As of April 19, the crisply written timeline consists of 1,382 items, beginning with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and running up to the present. In addition to the basic, annotated chronology, there are offshoot timelines for each of the four flights that day, along with a minute-by-minute recounting of President Bush's activities on 9-11. Still other timelines delve into official "lies" from 1979 forward. Thompson, now in his thirties, grew up in Northern California, attended Stanford, and then moved to New Zealand. A self-described "typical mainstream California Democrat" and former environmental activist who worked on trying to save the rain forests in Borneo, Thompson has pieced together his chronology from myriad sources across the globe. He has pored over 5,000 articles and reports so far and spends most of each day on the project, reading hundreds of incoming e-mails and trolling the Web himself. Among the juiciest items to date: * The ongoing saga of Pakistan's intelligence service, the ISI, and its dealings with its veritable appendages, the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Entries in Thompson's chronology include a press report of bin Laden's visit to a Pakistan medical clinic the day before 9-11 and records of a large money transfer from the ISI chief to Mohammad Atta, one of the hijackers later identified by U.S. officials. * The extensive list of foreign intelligence services that warned U.S. officials to get ready for an attack: Afghanistan, Argentina, Britain, Cayman Islands, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, and Russia. Thompson notes, "Yet the two countries in the best position to know about the 9-11 plot—Saudi Arabia and Pakistan—apparently didn't give any warning at all." * The reported, but apparently forgotten, tips handed on to U.S. intelligence agencies by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, from spying that appears to have been done by Mossad from inside the United States. Because Thompson has taken pains to attribute his timeline entries mostly to mainstream press accounts, he says, he hasn't been attacked as a conspiracy monger, to which he adds, "I am a bit surprised." As for the Jersey Girls, Thompson says he has never met them and doesn't often travel to the East Coast. Thompson's timeline entries go into a database run by a Chico, California, anthropologist named Derek Mitchell, who has made them the focus of his Center for Cooperative Research site. In addition to Thompson's timeline, the center puts up the work of a handful of other researchers, including Mitchell's own timeline on the Iraq war and one called "History of U.S. Interventions," by Michael Bevin. Mitchell's aim is to keep the entries as neutrally written and as well sourced as he can. A third player in this unpaid, freelance 9-11 research is Allan Duncan, a former New Jersey cop and social worker living in New Hope, Pennsylvania. At the request of the families, Duncan has been exploring not only the security alerts issued in New York City before 9-11, but also the role of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force in issuing "threat assessments conducted at the World Trade Center and security heightened at the WTC, which was then called off on September 10, 2001." These topics may well figure prominently at the 9-11 Commission hearing scheduled for mid May in New York City. Additional reporting: Alicia Ng

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Gathering 7-9pm Wednesday August 9th

at LAUGHING HORSE Books 12 NE 10th Ave - Portland latest info see portland indymedia calendar or phone 503 287 3473

Friday, August 04, 2006

Loose Change and TerrorStorm @ Clinton Street Theater!!

SEE TWO OF THE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARIES ON 9/11 AND THE WAR ON TERROR! Link to Clinton Street Theater August 23-24 Loose Change Shows at 7pm Terror Storm Shows at 9pm SUGGESTED DONATION $6 for one or $8 for both Please bring your family and friends. The movement is picking up steam, but there is still much work to be done! There will also be free DVD copies of Loose Change 2nd edition and TerrorStorm available courtesy of the pdx 9/11 truth minister of propaganda;)