I couldn’t think of a better excuse to start over for the new year. We had a decent offer on the domain, “theintercept.com”, so this will be the opportunity to roll out another blog exploring the hypocrisy and origins of the war on terror. Receive updates for the upcoming movie of the same name. The new domain will be www.americanterrorist.com. Join us or die!
The messages in earlier 9/11 truth street demonstrations were as clear and sincere as they are today:
Unable to refute an idea with critical analysis? Difficulty confronting fundamental realities that change your world view? Having trouble articulating a position that successfully refutes an idea you aren’t comfortable with? No problem.
Simply sprinkle a dash of conspiracy bait over the issue and viola! You have made the problem go away with a generous application of our blanket dismissal powder. Never again will media flunkies ever have to address disparities between official statements and what pesky evidence otherwise suggests.
And if you act now, get a special blender designed to mix rotten apples with clean oranges. Never be afraid to lump the most outlandish and discredited positions with those darn contradictions backed by so much evidence! Act now! And as we were first told back in 2003, attacking Iraq for those most elusive WMD’s costs a mere eighty seven billion dollars.
One of the clearest examples of how the elites rely on pushing gross misconceptions and false narratives to justify bombing nations of brown people is the claim that the Assad regime figured it was a good idea to use chemical weapons on its citizens. No stranger to the flawed logic behind U.S.’s campaign to plunder Syria, (now resonating with the public like a skipping Milli Vanilli record of long ago) Senator John McCain was actively peddling the official ‘buildings were demolished because the planes hit them’ schtick. It was enough to put Blair Gadsby off of his food:
Last Summer, as the push for intervention of Syria intensified, the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted immunity for war crimes in Iraq.
Imagine our surprise in 2007, when we discovered how a newly elected so-called progressive house refused to impeach these same characters for pretty much the same thing.
Betrayed by the phony left/right paradigm.
Beyond the despair and sadness caused by 9/11 and it’s exploitation to date, current events will continue to reference 9/11 as a central historic event affecting our predicament. We can follow the truth to help dig our way out of this tyrannical quagmire or let the lies bury us all.
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Nearly 12 years after the event, the official account of 9/11 continues to be actively studied by academics around the world. The idea of 9/11 as a false-flag operation to build support for an aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East is steadily gaining ground, suggesting that a policy change is overdue.
This essay provides a brief overview of recent academic evidence, high-level conferences, and media documentaries that raise fresh questions regarding the official account of 9/11. It then describes the 9/11 Consensus Panel as an up-to-date source of evidence-based research for any investigation that may be undertaken to settle 9/11′s unanswered questions.
Finally, this essay argues that mortality from all terror events combined lags far behind annual mortality from preventable common causes such as obesity, smoking, and impaired driving. More importantly, all these causes together will be dwarfed by the mortality from predicted “business as usual” global warming events — which cry out for a unified emergency response.
Today is the second anniversary of the day the United States announced the destruction and disposal of Osama bin Laden during a special military operation.
In spite of this announcement, worldwide skepticism and research continue to dog the official account of 9/11.
Had the United States Government called an immediate investigation (it did not form the 9/11 Commission until late 2002) and provided consistent and transparent proof of its claims against Osama bin Laden and the 19 alleged hijackers, things might have been different.
In the wake of the officially failed evidence, NGO’s continue to dig into the disturbing and unanswered questions that haunt this world-changing event. Year by year, these research bodies have been delving ever more deeply into new photographic, FOIA, and witness evidence.
Recent high-level conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Bremen, Germany, and Toronto, Canada, have raised public awareness of the urgent need to revisit the watershed event behind the global war on terror.
An issue of the international magazine Nexus, which sold on news-stands across France in March and April this year, devoted 12 pages to the work of the 9/11 Consensus Panel (www.consensus911.org) and its 28 peer-reviewed Consensus Points of evidence against elements of the official story.
In late 2012, PBS aired one of its most-watched documentaries, “Experts Speak Out,” in which 40 architects and engineers demonstrate that the structural collapses of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 could only have been caused by controlled demolition.
Indeed many serious investigations have been undertaken by the major media, including Canada’s flagship CBC program, The Fifth Estate. These explorations were summarized in my 2010 essay reporting that “eight countries – Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Russia – have allowed their publicly-owned broadcasting stations to air the full spectrum of evidence challenging the truth of the official account of 9/11.
In February, 2010, the American Behavioral Scientist published six articles introducing the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCADS), including “Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crimes in American Government.”
Why has all this effort to establish the truth about 9/11 persisted for nearly 12 years?
1. First, because many high officials have cast doubt on the official story. To name just one, a dismayed General Wesley Clark reported in a 2007 interview with Amy Goodman that on September 20, 2001, and again later in November, his former Pentagon staff told him that the US was going to “take out” seven Middle East countries in the next five years, beginning with Iraq; then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Sudan.
2. In carrying out these operations, the “global war on terror” spawned by 9/11 has maintained an unprecedented degree of fear and divisiveness in the world;
3. This war has been justified by a pervasive, shadowy enemy that can only be countered by flawless surveillance, suspension of civil rights, and unlimited military spending;
4. This “forever war” has redefined world relationships (Muslim and Christian) and given the West a new kind of entitlement to occupy lands that might foster terror against it;
5. It has virtually bankrupted the West through trillions spent in Afghanistan and Iraq that are roughly equivalent to the bank bailouts;
6. September 11th and its offspring terror war have wrecked our confidence in the first principles of democracy. Ever-reminded that terror lurks all around, we must cower and surrender freedoms to contain it.
7. Worst of all, preoccupation with terror has taken our attention off the vital need to address global warming and planetary survival. War-on-terror hawks have done quite the opposite, having manufactured public consent to occupy the very lands that house the cheap oil that is cooking the planet as it approaches 400 ppm of atmospheric CO2.
How do we get back to first principles and return to global, survival-oriented priorities?
The central question is: “Do we choose to act from what we want our world to be, or from what we fear it might become?”
Do we design a harmonious world fit for all humanity, or do we stifle our vision and hopes for peace behind fear, prisons, martial law, and infinite military spending?
All great periods of history – the golden ages of optimism, learning, culture and prosperity — have been inspired by the creative, expansive human imagination. This imagination is inspired by the belief that a civilized world is possible because we can make it so. It is inspired by a vision of human beings as a world family whose spirits embrace justice, order, and decency.
As President John F. Kennedy said in his famous speech of 1963:
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. In the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal.”
Because of 9/11, however, our new century has been dominated by an obsessive fear of Muslim peoples. This fear, fueled daily by the Western media, has persuaded America to compromise its fundamental democratic rights and principles in favor of a “security” that has not yet become evident.
Thus it is crucial to know whether 9/11 transpired as we have been told — and for this we need the means to identify the best evidence possible.
Wayne Madsen said in a show organized by Kevin Barrett, a founder of The Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, that he had reached the conclusion after a weeklong investigation.
Marshall was afraid of being silenced for his revelations about 9/11, Madsen said, noting that a side door the investigator never used was wide open when his dead body was found.
Along with Marshall, 14-year-old Micalia and her 17-year-old brother Alex were also found dead.
Madsen suggested that Marshall, who had observed many covert operations, had decided to shed light on mysterious issues in the last years of his life.
Marshall believed the former US President George Bush had pulled off the 9/11 attack to foment a government coup. In his fourth book, he was supposed to disclose blockbuster information.
According to Madsen, the crime scene was cleaned up by professionals, and there was also “an SUV, license plate undetermined, with an array of communication antennas bristling from the roof” outside the building.
In a recent interview with Press TV, Barrett said, “Of course, here in the US, where national security community we’re talking about could be both Israel and the US because essentially the US community has been taken over by the Israeli community since 9/11.”
“It seems that Philip Marshall had gotten his hands on some kind of explosive information as he [Madsen] put it. And, he was planning to publish this in his next book,” he added.
The scene of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City
Ellen Mariani’s petition to the Supreme Court sought to reinstate her wrongful death lawsuit against US government officials and others – a suit which had been denied, at lower levels, on the grounds that she had no standing to sue those responsible for her husband’s death! In fact, Ellen Mariani was cheated by lawyers who were secretly working for the other side, and by judges with massive conflicts of interest.”
Ellen Mariani, whose husband Neil was murdered on September 11, 2001, had turned down more than a million dollars in government hush money to pursue the real 9/11 criminals in federal court.
After eleven years, two separate lawsuits, and an unbelievable series of encounters with corrupt lawyers and Israeli-American judges, Ellen Mariani has finally heard from the United States Supreme Court. And the Supreme Court’s message is loud and clear: There will be no truth, and no justice, concerning 9/11… at least not in the US court system.
Ellen Mariani’s petition to the Supreme Court sought to reinstate her wrongful death lawsuit against US government officials and others – a suit which had been denied, at lower levels, on the grounds that she had no standing to sue those responsible for her husband’s death! In fact, Ellen Mariani was cheated by lawyers who were secretly working for the other side, and by judges with massive conflicts of interest.
Vincent Gillespie of the Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund explains: “It’s politics. They don’t want any 9/11 cases to go forward… If this had come to trial, there’s all kinds of evidence that could have come out.”
Ellen Mariani’s case, like almost all 9/11-related litigation, was channeled through the courtroom of Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Gillespie charges:
“One of the problems was Judge Hellerstein. He’s an immense problem. First, we have Israeli defendants here. ICTS (the airline security company established in 1982 by members of Israeli intelligence) is one of the defendants. And Hellerstein is a Zionist Jew with all kinds of connections to the Jewish community. His sister lives in Israel, his son works in an Israeli law firm, he’s involved in a couple of Jewish organizations in New York. His wife is involved in a Jewish organization. Just that by itself is going to create a conflict of interest. He’ll want to protect Israeli defendants.”
Israeli defendants? Were there Israelis involved in 9/11?
Gillespie explains: “There were over 180 Israelis arrested on and around 9/11. The person overseeing that was Michael Chertoff, a dual national Israeli-American. And he sent them all back with a slap on the wrist for visa violations.”
(Note: The case for Israeli involvement in 9/11 has been made in Christopher Bollyn’s book Solving 9/11; a much shorter brief is available on-line by searching for “Israel Did 9/11, All the Proof in the World!”)
Why would Judge Hellerstein, a man completely bound up in Israeli connections and conflicts of interest, preside over virtually all 9/11-related litigation? Why would Hellerstein’s court repeatedly stymie all 9/11 survivors and family members interested in pursuing justice?
Vincent Gillespie sums it up: “The whole system is controlled by Zionist Jews!”
Here are some of the details given by Gillespie:
“Judge Hellerstein’s son is Joseph Hellerstein. Joseph Hellerstein worked for an Israeli law firm. That Israeli law firm represented a company called B.O.S., Better On-Line Solutions. One of the guys on the board of directors is a very wealthy Israeli man who was formerly the chairman of the Board of Directors of ICTS. Not only that, his family has a majority ownership stake in ICTS – they own more than 50% of the company! Now that company is a defendant in this case. Not only that, but it is the parent company of Hunt-Leigh USA. Hunt-Leigh USA was the passenger screening company that allegedly let all these hijackers on the planes at Logan Airport. And that’s also a defendant in the case.
“And these are not the only (conflicts of interest). These patterns of connections are detailed in the April 2012 filing by Bruce Leichty, Ellen Mariani’s attorney, with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
When they get to the two-judge Appeals Court, guess what happens? One of the judges on that panel is a woman named Susan Carney. Well, she’s married to Lincoln Kaplan, who is entirely involved in the Zionist Jewish community. There’s a conflict of interest right there already. And the presiding judge is Dennis Shanker. And he’s involved in all these Zionist activities. He took this trip to Israel where he was talking to Knesset members and ‘terrorism experts.’ It was funded by Israel. The whole system is controlled by Zionist Jews! So Ellen Mariani’s appeal goes to them! And if you look at their response to Ellen Mariani’s April 19th filing, they’re already calling it anti-Semitic. When they get to the appeals court, they get a Jewish judge. And in this June 6th, 2012 decision, they get really nasty. And just like in the April Gallop case, they threaten sanctions – a huge fine, like $30,000! That’s what they do. They threaten sanctions, they’re starting to throw their weight around. I’m not sure if they’re actually going to get sanctions. But they tried to; that’s what the court tried to do. So there are a lot of problems here. And that’s just one area of improprieties.”
Some light was shed yesterday on the apparent “ransacking” of legal materials from defendants in the 9/11 trial.
Lt. Commander George A. Massucco, assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate at Guantanamo Bay, produced the materials, which he said were seized as part of Standard Operating Procedures to maintain safety at the prison facility.
Massucco testified that some of the materials had been confiscated because they were improperly stamped. Legal mail is marked with a stamp when approved, but the stamps need to be dated and initialed, markings which were missing from some of the documents. He said other materials were seized because they “were disturbing,” and the staff was “concerned for safety reasons” the material would remain in cell.
Among the items in that category were three books in the possession of co-defendant Ramzi bin-al-Shibh: The 9/11 Commission Report, Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It by Terry McDermott, and The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali Soufan. Massucco said he could not account for three pages of legal material bin-al-Shibh’s lawyer, James Harrington, said were also missing.
Among the materials taken from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s cell was toilet paper with writing on it, and a metal pen refill hidden in the binding of a book. All the items except Black Banners and the pen refill were to be returned.
This week’s controversy over the confiscation of materials from the defendants’ legal bins drew into sharp relief a key point of contention these hearings need to resolve: balancing the confidentiality of attorney-client communication with the need for security at the prison facility. At the end of the day, the judge threw the problem to both teams to solve; he ordered the defense team to draft a plan for privileged communication to submit to the prosecution in one week. The prosecution will have another week to respond with their own proposal, or one day to respond if they have no revisions to offer. The judge will then issue an order based on the proposals.
Early in the day, Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald (Ret.), the military commissions’ convening authority, took the stand and was questioned by Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz, the lawyer for co-defendant Mustafa al Hawsawi. Ruiz was arguing that his client had been improperly charged — in legal terms that the referral of charges against his client was “defective.”
As the convening authority, MacDonald — who answers only to the secretary of defense — is responsible for managing the entire military commissions process, including referring charges against he accused, as well as logistics and personnel.
The exchange grew quite heated, with MacDonald becoming angry and shouting responses at Ruiz, whose questions centered around a lack of resources he had been given to defend his client, such as mitigation experts and a translator. “You were provided opportunities in March of 2011. We provided eight to 10 cleared translators to be dedicated to your team. You rejected those translators,” MacDonald barked. “The person you picked didn’t have a security clearance.”
Adm. MacDonald’s testimony was cut short however, in order to give the court time to address the issue of the materials seized by the guard force. His testimony about for the charge of defective referral, as well as a charge of “unlawful command influence,” will continue when the hearings reconvene in April.
There was one area of solid progress in court today. All sides agreed to the removal of microphones made to look like smoke detectors that had been installed in rooms used by defense lawyers to meet with the accused. “The sooner, the better,” Judge James Pohl said. “That would’ve been my low-tech solution anyway.”
Motivate Your Local Police Department Today to Take Action!
Our Action of the Month for January invites you to visit your local police chief and sheriff to follow-up on a letter that we have just faxed to them.
The criminal attacks of 9/11 may not be an isolated event. Because 9/11 was the pretext for the Patriot Act, the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA and other policy changes that have affected domestic policing across the country, and because law enforcement officers take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, we are asking our nation’s police officers to take a closer look at what really happened on 9/11.
On January 16 we sent a personalized fax to every police chief and sheriff in the United States, outlining some of the key WTC controlled demolition evidence and directing them to AE911truth.org/Police-2013, a focused portion of our website that includes additional, more detailed evidence for law enforcement professionals. Our fax requests that its recipients forward the information through their proper channels and also contact our organization to offer their professional advice on how we might pursue this criminal matter.
Listen to retired CHP officer John Meaders’ plea to fellow officers and police chiefs to examine the facts of 9/11
We need your help for the follow-up!
We are asking each of you to visit your local police chief and sheriff to ensure that they take appropriate action given the magnitude of these crimes.
Some recipients of the faxed letter may assume that they have no jurisdiction over the crimes of 9/11. We offer points to counter this assumption that you can read here.
You can reach out to your local police chief and sheriff by calling them on the phone and by downloading, customizing, and printing your own copy of the letter we sent, signing your own name at the bottom, and personally delivering it to law enforcement officials in your area.
The customizable letter is available HERE.
Your police chief and sheriff should have already received a copy of the letter and should be aware of the issue when you meet them.
When you visit your local police station or sheriff’s office, you can hand them our brochure, or just the printed letter, and say something like:
“I am a volunteer with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. I came in because I care about our country and I’m very concerned about the true nature of the crime that occurred on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. Did you receive the faxed letter from AE911Truth on January 16th? [Oh no! Well here is a copy!] Please forward this important letter to the Chief directly, because it summarizes the peer-reviewed scientific evidence that calls into question the official account of 9/11.
You can continue by citing evidence described in the letter and explaining how it applies to the jurisdiction covered by your local police department.
If you prefer to call your local police station, you can say something very similar:
“I am a volunteer with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. I’m calling because I care about our country and I’m very concerned about the true nature of the crime that occurred on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. Did you receive the faxed letter about this subject from AE911Truth on January 16th? [Oh no? Well – what is your fax number? I will fax it to you right away (or just bring it in.)] Please forward this important letter to the Chief directly because it summarizes the peer-reviewed scientific evidence that calls into question the official account of 9/11.
In the decade following the 9/11 attacks, members of America’s political establishment have chosen to look the other way from the obvious evidence that the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 were brought down by controlled demolition. The time has come to go to the enforcers of American justice and call upon the police to face this evidence. Your help is needed now more than ever. By visiting your local police chief and sheriff, you will not only be assisting us in the vital follow-up action, but you will be educating law enforcement professionals in your community, enlightening them as to the true nature of the WTC catastrophe on 9/11 ,and prompting them to more critically analyze any future attacks.
We would also appreciate any feedback from your police outreach efforts. Feel free to use the “Contact Us” form on our website, and make sure to select “Report a Local Action” in the Subject Area field. Your outreach experience could be an inspiration to others and make an impact for years to come!
Richard Gage, AIA
and the volunteers at
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth