May 22, 2016

Why did 911 occur?

Ground Zero New York
Ground Zero New York
Written by William Thomas

Why did 9/11 happen


Emphasizing the “humiliation and disgrace” Islam has suffered at the hands of infidels and their compliant Middle East rulers for nearly a century, bin Laden has long complained that the United States “wants to occupy our countries, steal our resources, impose on us agents to rule us.” Outraged by the presence of American troops desecrating Islam’s two holiest places: Mecca and Medina, in the 1990s bin Laden demanded that the United States leave the Persian Gulf, stop all sanctions against the Iraqi people and stop using Israel to oppress Palestinians - or else, “American civilians will no more be spared than military targets.”

How much advance warning did the White House have?

In the weeks leading up to Sept. 11, dozens of urgent, detailed warnings of attacks involving hijacked airliners and US landmarks came from German, French, Russian and Israeli intelligence, an Arab newspaper, several prisoners and members of New York’s Muslim communities.

Could US intelligence agencies have stopped 911?

In 1995, Filipino authorities alerted the FBI that Middle Eastern pilots were training at American flight schools to hijack a commercial jet and crash it into federal buildings. In July 2001, a “Phoenix memo” sent by FBI anti-terror Agent Kenneth Williams alerted his Washington superiors 2001 that eight bin Laden followers were training at an Arizona flight school. A fatwa edict commanded them to "Bring down their [USA] airliners.” In August, Moussaoui was arrested at a Minnesota flight school while learning to fly heavy aircraft.

Despite known links to al Qaeda and Boeing flight manuals in his car, Attorney General John Ashcroft blocked further investigations of Moussaoui. Another FBI informant lived with two of the hijackers. And FBI translator Sibel Edmonds says the FBI had “several specific information” on the coming Trade Tower attacks as early as April 2001. The National Security Agency says it routinely intercepted phone calls between bin Laden and his operatives in the United State. “Hundreds” of calls from ringleader Atta were also intercepted and traced.

What happened to US air defenses on Sept. 11?

According to an official Pentagon news release, US interceptors launched late from distant bases flew at a fraction of their top speeds. Two jets airborne near Manhattan could have intercepted both WTC-bound airliners, but were not notified of the attacks. Two armed “ready alert” jets routinely launched to intercept stray airliners from Andrews Air Force base just 10 miles from the Pentagon were held on the ground until after the attacks. A nationwide air defense drill on 911 also saw US air defenders looking over the North Pole for nonexistent “Soviet” attackers.

Is the war in Iraq related to 911?

The secular Saddam Hussein was a bitter enemy of radical Islamists, including al Qaeda. No evidence has ever been found linking his regime to the Sept. 11 attacks. Ironically, the US invasion and occupation of Iraq has brought top al Qaeda personnel flooding into that country, while driving thousands of outraged Arab youths to join the terrorists’ ranks.

Will there be more terrorist attacks against the United States?

Top terrorists heard US General Tommy Franks warn the world that another murderous attack on US soil in the coming months could see the “suspension of the Constitution” and the “imposition of a military government” in Washington. Which means, they win. But Osama bin Laden says he is directing “modern educated youths” using al Qaeda computers to “hack” “cracks inside the Western financial system” – and crash the United States’ economy beyond repair.

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Dec 5, 2015

Syria compares rebel violence to 9/11 attacks

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Syrian Foreign Minister Moualem addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly 
By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's foreign minister on Monday compared what he described as an invasion of foreign terrorists across his country to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, remarks that Washington dismissed as offensive and disingenuous.

In a speech to the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also said that "terrorists from more than 83 countries are engaged in the killing of our people and our army" under the appeal of global jihad.

"There is no civil war in Syria, but it is a war against terror that recognizes no values, nor justice, nor equality, and disregards any rights or laws," Moualem said.

The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria's 2-1/2 year conflict as rebels fight against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad's government. It began in March 2011 when the government tried to crush pro-democracy protests and eventually became a full-scale war. Now more than half of Syria's 20 million people need aid.

"The people of New York have witnessed the devastations of terrorism, and were burned with the fire of extremism and bloodshed, the same way we are suffering now in Syria," Moualem said, referring to the September 11 attacks carried out by the al Qaeda network that brought down the World Trade Center in New York and damaged the Pentagon outside Washington.

"How can some countries, hit by the same terrorism we are suffering now in Syria, claim to fight terrorism in all parts of the world while supporting it in my country?" he said.

The U.S. mission to the United Nations responded by saying Moualem's comment was "as disingenuous as it is offensive," adding that his statements "have no credibility."

"The fact that the Syrian regime has shelled schools and hospitals and used chemical weapons on its own people demonstrates that it has adopted the very terrorist tactics that it today decried," U.S. mission spokeswoman Erin Pelton said.

Assad's government accuses Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Britain, France and the United States of arming, financing and training rebel forces in Syria.

The opposition Syrian Coalition described Moualem's U.N. speech as misleading. "The extremists and terrorists do not represent the opposition," the coalition said in a statement.

"The terrorists are doing the regime's work - they frighten local populations, directly and actively attack moderate leaders, and drive sectarian wedges to scare off efforts to support the moderates," it said.
Last week the U.N. Security Council achieved a rare moment of unity on the Syrian war by passing a resolution demanding the elimination of Syria's chemical arsenal by mid-2014. Assad's ally Russia supported the resolution, which was based on a U.S.-Russian plan agreed upon in Geneva.



HUMANITARIAN CRISIS


The council is now turning its attention to Syria's dire humanitarian crisis, putting to the test its fragile consensus on the conflict with plans to approve a statement by Thursday aimed at boosting aid access in Syria.

"The signs are good," Australian U.N. Ambassador Gary Quinlan, serving as president of the Security Council for September, said after the council met to discuss the statement drafted by Australia and Luxembourg.

Quinlan said that "we don't want to lose the momentum and good spirit," and said a decision has been made to pursue a non-binding statement on the issue because negotiating a legally binding resolution would take more time.

In another development, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments published on Monday that Russia wants to revive plans for a conference on ridding the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction now that Syria has pledged to abandon its chemical arms.

Despite the deal on Syria's chemical arms, fighting with conventional weapons still rages. A mortar shell hit the Chinese embassy in Syria's capital Damascus on Monday, damaging the building and wounding one person, Chinese state media reported.

U.N. chemical weapons inspectors investigating allegations of chemical and biological weapons use in Syria left Damascus on Monday after their second mission in two months, witnesses said.

Another team of U.N. experts, charged with starting the process of verifying and eliminating Syria's chemical weapons, landed in Beirut on Monday. About 20 of them arrived on a private flight from the Netherlands, a source at Beirut airport said, and are expected to continue on to Damascus this week.

Moualem said the Syrian government is committed to fulfilling its obligations after having acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention that bans the use of such weapons. But he repeated the government's position that it is the rebels who have been using poison gas, not forces loyal to Assad.

"Terrorists, who used poisonous gases in my country, have received chemical agents from regional and Western countries that are well known to all of us," he said.

The United Nations has received reports of at least 14 chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The most recent was an August 21 sarin gas attack in a Damascus suburb that the United States says killed more than 1,400 people, many of them children.

The United States and its allies blame Assad's government for the attack, while the government blames the rebels.

(Additional reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations, Steve Gutterman in Moscow, Fredrik Dahl in Vienna, Sui-Lee Wee in Beijing, and Alexander Dziadosz and Stephen Kalin in Beirut; Editing by Will Dunham)

The Tea Party Has Irreparably Harmed Our Country

“As Vermont's senator, I intend to do everything I can to reopen the government as soon as possible and keep our country from defaulting, which could drive the global economy into economic turmoil,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday. “My fear, however, is that no matter what happens in Congress in the next day or two, serious and long-lasting damage already has been done to our country by the right-wing extremists of the Tea Party.”
  
Sanders statement came as the government shutdown entered its third week on Tuesday and as a Thursday default deadline loomed unless Congress extends the Treasury Department’s authority to pay bills.

“What we have already witnessed is the hijacking of the democratic process by a few dozen extremists in the House who are actively trying to annul the results of the last election.  This sets a terrible precedent for the legislative process and will likely be repeated year after year,” he said.

“What we have already witnessed is the anxiety befalling over 1 million federal employees who are not receiving the paychecks they deserve.  Having gone three years without a pay raise, they are now wondering how they will pay their mortgages, their student loans and take care of other basic needs.  How many experienced and high-quality federal employees will we be losing as a result of this shutdown?  What is the long-term damage to the functioning of the federal government?

“What we have already witnessed is the fear of many of our most vulnerable citizens – the elderly, the sick, veterans, the disabled, Head Start families – that the payments and programs they depend upon may not be there when they need them. Their confidence in their own government to keep the promises and commitments made to them will be forever diminished.

“What we have already witnessed is a blow to our position in the international community.  In our foreign relations, we should not be surprised that the United States government is now the laughing stock of the world.  Can we really be the ‘strongest country on earth’ when we shut down the government and do not pay our bills?  The Chinese, our biggest creditor, are now openly talking about the need to “de-Americanize” international affairs because of the constant brinksmanship by U.S. politicians over the possibility of a debt default.

“The American people are better than this. They deserve a better government,” he said.

Sep 1, 2015

15 Disturbing 9/11 Facts You'll Wish Weren't True



Bizarre facts and strange activities transpired before, during and after September 11th 2001.


In case you missed the others. Here are the 9/11 Facts series of videos:
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Spending more on Clinton investigation than on getting to the bottom of 9/11: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/...

BBC Reports Tower 7 Fell BEFORE it collapsed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7SwO...

"Crossing the Rubicon" - The Decline of American Empire at the end of the age of oil
http://www.fromthewilderness.com

"Black 911" by Mark H. Gaffney:
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Was 9/11 an Inside Job?
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A guide to 9/11 Whistleblowers
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Project Hammer
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WTC 6
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SEC Act Section 12(k)2:
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Richard Grove's testimony (complete transcript)
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"Collateral Damage" by E.P. Heidner
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The CIA's forty-year complicity in the narcotics trade by Alfred W. McCOY
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AIG and Drug Money
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Maurice Greenberg's report for the CFR
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Kevin Ryan's landmark article on who had "Demolition access to the WTC Towers":
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15 Disturbing 9/11 Facts

Aug 30, 2015

Iconic Photos: The Day The Twin Towers Fell

From the webpage, Iconic Photos: The Day The Twin Towers Fell

We must not forget and we must tell our children not to forget.

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9/11 was painful — but so was the harried decade that followed it.

SEPT. 11 ANNIVERSARY Towers burning 

But it was a different poem by Auden that was frequently quoted in the days following 9/11: the unmentionable odour of death/offends the September night, he wrote about the month the Second World War began. The couplet clearly underlined the cyclical nature of violence, destruction, and fanaticism, and perhaps it was also fitting that one of the most famous photos from 9/11 was also taken by a man who once covered the D-Day landings — Marty Lederhandler of AP.
A veteran photographer of 65 years, Lederhandler had seen plenty of fires and explosions; his advanced age prevented him from heading out to the WTC site, so the 84-year old photographer went to the Rainbow Room on the G.E. Building — now more famously known as 30 Rock, and took a well-framed photo of the disaster before 30 Rock itself was evacuated.
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Jonathan Torgovnik returned the next morning to take this photo from the fifth-floor window of the neighbouring 1 Liberty Plaza, which was also in danger of falling. He remembers: “I randomly opened the door to one of the offices, walked in, and got the picture. I remember it being so eerie, thinking of the people who might have been there when it happened, and then their not being there — and yet I felt their presence.”
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Over three thousand people perished that day, but the photographs from 9/11 do not show mangled corpses and bloody carnage. There was an agreement among print media and television broadcasters not to show any corpses in connection with the attacks, and when the above picture by Todd Maisel, titled “The Hand, 9/11″ appeared in the New York Daily News, it was roundly criticized.
But in the following years, this decency and deference that the American media maintained towards the government will be strained. Photographs of military funerals, coffins and even deaths and injuries will be banned by an administration which insisted that the control of information is vital to national security. Many photographers would find restrictions and censorships of an embedded assignment suffocating, but such assignments became a new normal in the symbiotic and uneasy relationship between the military and the media.
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David Surowiecki took the above photo of people jumping off the towers.
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On September 11, Richard Drew was also covering the Fall Fashion Week. He rushed to the site, where he captured the dramatic pictures of the people jumping out of the towers. In most American newspapers, his photos ran once and were never seen again; the memories of “jumpers” were so heartrending, their plunges so traumatic and their suicides so stigmatic that officially and journalistically, they ceased to exist.
In official records, nobody had jumped; no one had ever been a jumper. Instead, people fell or were forced out by the heat, the smoke and the flames. A decade on, this denial still holds. The 9/11 Museum will consign the story of the jumpers into a hidden alcove, and there is widespread reluctance to DNA-identify the remains. In that sense, the jumpers were modern unknown soldiers, and their pictures, the photographic equivalent of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
We will never know truly their motives, but retellings of the jumpers’ stories were at best a measured alteration of history, and a signal of many such revisions to come, as politicians and pundits continue to hijack the narrative and legacy of 9/11.
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Nowhere was this hijacking more blatant than in 9/11 Truther Movement, which held that the American Government perpetrated the attacks and the subsequent cover-up as casus bellorum for Afghanistan and Iraq. One of their claim was that the Pentagon was attacked by a missile, rather than a plane. The above photo taken by Daryl Donley, one of the first photographers to arrive to the Pentagon, became a centerpiece of their argument. Blithely ignoring many eyewitnesses who saw a plane crash, and large pieces of airplane debris recovered from the site, they continue to protest shrilly that there was no plane in Donley’s photo.
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 A September 11, 2001 file photo shows U.S. President Bush listening to White House Chief of Staff

9/11 >“Mr. President, a second aircraft has hit the World Trade Center. America’s under attack.”

With these portentous words, the White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informed President Bush of the attacks. Bush was reading to a class of Florida schoolchildren, and his shock was palpable. Seldom are such crucial moments of a presidency recorded live, and for Bush it was an especially watershed moment. Previously, he had repeated said he was more interested in nation building at home than interventions abroad, but he would ironically find himself becoming a close ally with a country whose leader’s name he famously forgot.

Not wishing to alarm the kids, Bush remained in that classroom for few more minutes; while the president was initially lauded for his grace, as criticism grew in the following years, the “Pet Goat” moment was increasingly pointed out as symptomatic of his dithering presidency.

Original photo altered by 9/11 Bill of Rights

Pres. Bush in NewYork after 9/11 photo

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