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9/11 third tower mystery 'solved' 2008-07-04, BBC News
The 47-storey third tower, known as Tower Seven, collapsed seven
hours after the twin towers. Investigators are expected to say
ordinary fires on several different floors caused the collapse.
Conspiracy theorists have argued that the third tower was brought
down in a controlled demolition. Unlike the twin towers, Tower Seven
was not hit by a plane. The National Institute of Standards and
Technology [NIST] ... is expected to conclude in its long-awaited
report this month that ordinary fires caused the building to collapse.
That would make it the first and only steel skyscraper in the world
to collapse because of fire. [NIST's] lead investigator, Dr Shyam
Sunder, spoke to BBC Two's "The Conspiracy Files": "Our working
hypothesis now actually suggests that it was normal building fires
that were growing and spreading throughout the multiple floors that
may have caused the ultimate collapse of the buildings." However,
a group of architects, engineers and scientists say the offici!
al explanation that fires caused the collapse is impossible.
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth argue there must have been
a controlled demolition. The founder of the group, Richard Gage,
says the collapse of the third tower is an obvious example of a
controlled demolition using explosives. "Building Seven is the
smoking gun of 9/11. A sixth grader can look at this building falling
at virtually freefall speed, symmetrically and smoothly, and see
that it is not a natural process. Buildings that fall in natural
processes fall to the path of least resistance", says Gage, "they
don't go straight down through themselves."
Note: To watch a one-minute clip of the fall of WTC 7 from a PBS
documentary, click here. For a two-page summary of some unanswered
questions about what really happened on 9/11, click here.
[9/11] Hijack 'suspects' alive and well 2001-09-23, BBC News
Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide
attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well.
The identities of four of the 19 suspects accused of having carried
out the attacks are now in doubt. Saudi Arabian pilot Waleed Al
Shehri was one of five men that the FBI said had deliberately crashed
American Airlines flight 11 into the World Trade Centre on 11
September. His photograph was released, and has since appeared in
newspapers and on television around the world. He told journalists
there that he had nothing to do with the attacks. He has contacted
both the Saudi and American authorities. He acknowledges that he
attended flight training school at Daytona Beach in the United
States, and is indeed the same Waleed Al Shehri to whom the FBI has
been referring. But, he says, he left the United States in September
last year [and] became a pilot with Saudi Arabian airlines. Abdulaziz
Al Omari, another of the Flight 11 hijack suspects ... says !
he is an engineer with Saudi Telecoms, and that he lost his passport
while studying in Denver. Meanwhile ... a London-based Arabic daily
says it has interviewed Saeed Alghamdi. He was listed by the FBI
as a hijacker in the United flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.
And there are suggestions that another suspect, Khalid Al Midhar,
may also be alive. FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged on
Thursday that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is
Note: Yet these four are all later listed in the 9/11 Commission
report as the hijackers. Click here and scroll down a little over
half way to see their photos in the official report. For more on
this, click here. For an abundance of reliable information suggesting
a major 9/11 cover-up, click here.
What happened to building 7?
2008-06-06, Financial Times
To the ["9/11 Truth movement"], Building 7 the third building in
the World Trade Center complex to collapse on September 11 is
evidence that the mainstream media is in on the plot. On that day,
the BBC reported the building s fall almost half an hour before it
happened. Journalist Jane Standley was broadcast at 4.54pm eastern
time reporting that the tower had collapsed but in the background,
it was still standing. It fell 26 minutes later, seven hours after
the Twin Towers came down. When the Standley clip hit YouTube,
truthers bombarded the BBC s website with questions and accusations.
Richard Porter, head of BBC world news, was forced to deny that the
broadcaster was reading fr!
om the Bush conspirators script. He said the BBC had misreported
warnings from fire crews of the building s imminent collapse and
instead stated that it had already happened. He blamed the confusion
of the day for the mix-up. CNN had earlier reported rumours that a
third building had either collapsed or was about to. This explanation
was undermined by Porter s admission that the BBC no longer had the
original tapes of its coverage. Building 7 is [a] smoking gun for
other reasons, too. How, they ask, could this modern, steel-framed
skyscraper collapse merely because of fire, without even being hit
by an airliner? The 47-storey WTC7 fell straight down, at almost
free-fall speed, largely into its own footprint: all the hallmarks,
the sceptics say, of a controlled demolition.
Note: To read a related Financial Times report on the 9/11 Truth
movement's claims, click here.
U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba 2001-05-01, ABC News
In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted
plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S.
cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named
Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible
assassination of Cuban migr s, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on
the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even
orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The plans were
developed as ways to trick the American public and the international
community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's ... Fidel Castro.
America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military
casualties, writing: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo
Bay and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would
cause a helpful wave of national indignation." The plans had the
written approval of all of the Joint Chi!
efs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy's defense
secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were
rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for
nearly 40 years. The Joint Chiefs even proposed using the potential
death of astronaut John Glenn during the first attempt to put an
American into orbit as a false pretext for war with Cuba. Should
the rocket explode and kill Glenn, they wrote, "the objective is
to provide irrevocable proof that the fault lies with the Communists."
The scary thing is none of this stuff comes out until 40 years
Note: Many military and political leaders tend to look at the world
as a chess board. Sacrificing pawns (innocent civilians) is sometimes
necessary to capture the queen. Is it beyond comprehension that
this might have been the case with 9/11? And why was ABC the only
major news source to report this highly revealing story? To read
the shocking declassified documents, click here.
9/11 conspiracy theorists multiply 2006-09-08, MSNBC/Washington
A recent Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll of 1,010 Americans
found that 36 percent suspect the U.S. government promoted the
attacks or intentionally sat on its hands. Sixteen percent believe
explosives brought down the towers. A Zogby International poll of
New York City residents two years ago found 49.3 percent believed
the government "consciously failed to act." The loose agglomeration
known as the "9/11 Truth Movement" has stopped looking for truth
from the government. The academic wing is led by [Prof. David Ray]
Griffin, who founded the Center for a Postmodern World at Claremont
University; James Fetzer, a tenured philosopher at the University
of Minnesota; and Daniel Orr, the retired chairman of the economics
department at the University of Illinois. The movement's de facto
minister of engineering is Steven Jones, a tenured physics professor
at Brigham Young University, who's ... concluded that the collapse
of the twin towers is best explained as controlled demoliti!
on. Catherine Austin Fitts served as assistant secretary of housing
in the first President Bush's administration. [Robert] Bowman was
chief of advanced space programs under presidents Ford and Carter.
Fitts and Bowman agree that the "most unbelievable conspiracy"
theory is the one retailed by the government. It was a year before
David Ray Griffin, an eminent liberal theologian and philosopher,
began his stroll down the path of disbelief. He wondered why ...
military jets failed to intercept even one airliner. He read the
9/11 Commission report with a swell of anger. Contradictions were
ignored and no military or civilian official was reprimanded.
Griffin's book, "The New Pearl Harbor" ... never reviewed in a major
U.S. newspaper, sold more than 100,000 copies and became a movement
Connections And Then Some 2004-03-14, Washington Post
The Carlyle Group [is] an investment house famous as one of the
most well-connected companies anywhere. Former president George
H.W. Bush is a Carlyle adviser. Former British prime minister John
Major heads its European arm. Former secretary of state James Baker
is senior counselor, former White House budget chief Richard Darman
is a partner, former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt is senior adviser
-- the list goes on. Those associations have brought Carlyle enormous
success. The Washington-based merchant bank controls nearly $14
billion in investments, making it the largest private equity manager
in the world. It buys and sells whole companies the way some firms
trade shares of stock. But the connections also have cost Carlyle.
It has developed a reputation as the CIA of the business world --
omnipresent, powerful, a little sinister. Media outlets from the
Village Voice to BusinessWeek have depicted Carlyle as manipulating
the levers of government from shadowy back rooms. Congre!
sswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) even suggested that Carlyle's and
Bush's ties to the Middle East made them somehow complicitous in
the Sept. 11 terror attacks. It didn't help that as the World Trade
Center burned on Sept. 11, 2001, the news interrupted a Carlyle
business conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here attended by a
brother of Osama bin Laden. Former president Bush, a fellow investor,
had been with him at the conference the previous day. Bush['s]
primary function is to give speeches for Carlyle that attract wealthy
foreigners in places where the former president is especially
revered, such as Asia. The company has rewarded its faithful with
a 36 percent average annual rate of return.
Note: If the above link fails, click here. To understand the amazingly
powerful role of this low-profile, yet extremely wealthy and
influential group, click here to view free a 48-minute documentary
shown on Dutch national TV which clearly depicts the depths of
corruption and deceit at the highest levels of government. You will
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Lou Dobbs on CNN Asks Why Government is Lying about 9/11 2006-08-09,
CNN News http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0608/09/ldt.01.html
A shocking new book by the 9/11 Commission co-chairmen Thomas Kean
and Lee Hamilton says Americans still don't know the whole truth
about their government's initial response to those terrorist attacks
that day. [The book] outlines repeated misstatements by the Pentagon
and Federal Aviation Administration. Fog of war ... could not explain
why all of the after-action reports, accident investigations, and
public testimony by FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of
9/11 that was untrue. Untrue -- the military's original timeline
of United Flight 93. Equally untrue, the government's timeline for
American Flight 77 and details about fighter jets scrambled to
intercept it. DOD did not accurately report to the 9/11 Commission
on the response to the September 11, 2001 hijackings. So far,
government investigators stopped short of calling all of these
inaccuracies lies. If all of the after-action reports are untrue,
for whatever reason, that's a lie. Incompetence and ineptitude !
on the part of this government ... in the weeks leading up to 9/11
are established. The fact that the government would permit deception
... the fact that they would continue and perpetuate the lie suggests
that we need a full investigation of what is going on and what is
demonstrably an incompetent and at worst deceitful federal government.
Is Al Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?
2005-01-11, Los Angeles Times
Is it conceivable that Al Qaeda, as defined by President Bush as
the center of a vast and well-organized international terrorist
conspiracy, does not exist? To even raise the question amid all the
officially inspired hysteria is heretical. Yet a brilliant new BBC
film produced by one of Britain's leading documentary filmmakers
systematically challenges this. "The Power of Nightmares: The Rise
of the Politics of Fear" ... argues coherently that much of what
we have been told about the threat of international terrorism "is
a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians.
It is a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned ... around the
world." Why have we heard so much frightening talk about "dirty
bombs" when experts say it is panic rather than radioactivity that
would kill people? Why did Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claim
on "Meet the Press" in 2001 that Al Qaeda controlled massive high-tech
cave complexes in Afghanistan, when British and U.S. military!
forces later found no such thing? The film ... directly challenges
the conventional wisdom by making a powerful case that the Bush
administration, led by a tight-knit cabal of Machiavellian
neoconservatives, has seized upon the false image of a unified
international terrorist threat to replace the expired Soviet empire
in order to push a political agenda. "The nightmare vision of a
uniquely powerful hidden organization waiting to strike our societies
is an illusion. Wherever one looks for this Al Qaeda organization,
from the mountains of Afghanistan to the 'sleeper cells' in America,
the British and Americans are chasing a phantom enemy."
Note: If above link fails, click here. This highly revealing film
by one of Britain's most respected documentary makers is available
for free viewing on the Internet. For the link and lots more on
this amazingly revealing documentary, click here. For an excellent
review of the film in one of the U.K.'s leading newspapers, click
Tenet told 9/11 panel that he warned Rice of Al Qaeda 2006-10-03,
Boston Globe/Washington Post
Former CIA director George Tenet told the 9/11 Commission that he
had warned of an imminent threat from Al Qaeda in a July 2001 meeting
with Condoleezza Rice, adding that he believed Rice took the warning
seriously, according to a transcript of the interview and the
recollection of a commissioner who was there. The meeting has become
the focus of a fierce and often confusing round of finger-pointing
involving Rice, the White House, and the 9/11 Commission, all of
whom dispatched staffers to the National Archives and other locations
yesterday in attempts to sort out what had occurred. Members of the
commission, an independent bipartisan panel created by Congress to
investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, have said for days
that they were not told about the July 10 meeting and were angry
at being left out. As recently as yesterday afternoon, both commission
chairman Thomas H. Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton said they
believed the panel had not been told about the J!
uly 10 meeting. But it turns out that the panel was, in fact, told
about the meeting, according to the interview transcript and
Democratic commission member Richard Ben-Veniste, who sat in on the
interview with Tenet. Rice added to the confusion yesterday by
strongly suggesting that the meeting may never have occurred at
all, even though administration officials had conceded for several
days that it had.
Note: Could it be possible that some of our nation's top leaders
are lying? How could they have just forgotten about such important
matters? For lots more see http://www.WantToKnow.info/911information
The truth is out there 2008-06-07, Financial Times
When Cynthia McKinney speaks the words of Martin Luther King Jr,
they resound through the church with some of King s cadence. A time
comes, declares the former US congresswoman from Georgia, when
silence is betrayal. Before the packed pews of the Immanuel
Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, McKinney is speaking of the
American government s war on its own people. The shock and awe phase
of this conflict ... began on September 11 2001, when the Bush
administration launched attacks on New York and Washington, or at
least waved them through. According to a show of hands that February
afternoon, several hundred people in the imm!
aculate church believe this to be true. They had all come to hear
the message of Architects, Engineers & Scientists for 9/11 Truth,
one of the dozens of [9/11 truth] groups across the US. Last winter,
Investigate 9/11 banners seemed to be popping up all over the place.
Bill Clinton was heckled by truthers in Denver while campaigning
for his wife. Country music star Willie Nelson ... described as
naive the notion that the implosion of the Twin Towers was caused
by crashing jets. Meanwhile the European Parliament screened the
Italian documentary Zero, in which Gore Vidal, Italian playwright
Dario Fo, and Italian MEP Giulie!
tto Chiesa blame the US government, not al-Qaeda, for 9/11. The
follow ing month, Japanese MP Yukihisa Fujita raised his own doubts
about the official story at a seminar in Sydney. A busy season for
the 9/11 Truth movement.
Note: This extensive story in The Financial Times shows that the
9/11 movement is having a major impact. For a detailed two-page
summary of many questions about what really happened on 9/11, click
500 Conspiracy Buffs Meet to Seek the Truth of 9/11 2006-06-05, New
In the ballroom foyer of the Embassy Suites Hotel, the two-day
International Education and Strategy Conference for 9/11 Truth was
off to a rollicking start. More than 500 people from Italy to
Northern California gathered for the weekend at a major chain hotel
near the runways of O'Hare International. There were talks on the
Reichstag fire and the sinking of the Battleship Maine as precedents
for 9/11. There were speeches by the lawyer for James Earl Ray, who
claimed that a military conspiracy killed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, and by a former operative for the British secret service,
MI5. 9/11 Truthers [are] a group that, in its rank and file, includes
professors, chain-saw operators, mothers, engineers, activists,
used-book sellers, pizza deliverymen, [and] college students. Steven
E. Jones [is] a professor of physics at Brigham Young University
the movement's expert in the matter of collapse. Dr. Jones ... is
a soft-spoken man who lets his writing do the talking. He composed
an account of the destruction of the towers ... that holds that
"pre-positioned cutter-charges" brought the buildings down. There
is a plan by the British delegation ... to get members of Parliament
to watch "Loose Change," the seminal movement DVD. The Truthers are
not alone in believing the whole truth has not come out. A poll
released last month by Zogby International found that 42 percent
of all Americans believe the 9/11 Commission "concealed or refused
to investigate critical evidence" in the attacks. [And a] Zogby
poll two years ago that found that 49 percent of New York City
residents agreed with the idea that some leaders "knew in advance"
that the attacks were planned and failed to act.
Why I Resigned From the CIA 2004-12-05, Los Angeles Times
Michael Scheuer, a 22-year veteran of the CIA, wrote "Imperial
Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror." Between January
1996 and June 1999 I was in charge of running operations against
Al Qaeda from Washington. When it comes to this small slice of the
large U.S. national security pie, I speak with firsthand experience
(and for several score of CIA officers) when I state categorically
that during this time senior White House officials repeatedly refused
to act on sound intelligence that provided multiple chances to
eliminate Osama bin Laden either by capture or by U.S. military
attack. I witnessed and documented, along with dozens of other CIA
officers, instances where life-risking intelligence-gathering work
of the agency's men and women in the field was wasted. I was never
charged with deciding whether to act against Bin Laden. That decision
properly belongs solely to senior White House officials. Howeve!
r, as a now-private American citizen, it is my right to question
their judgment; I am entitled to know why the protection of Americans
most selfishly, my own children and grandchildren was not the top
priority of the senior officials who refused to act on the opportunities
to attack Bin Laden provided by the clandestine service. Each of
these officials have publicly argued that the intelligence was not
"good enough" to act, but they almost always neglect to say that
they were repeatedly advised that the intelligence was not going
to get better and that Bin Laden was going to kill thousands of
Americans if he was not stopped.
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Transcript: Rice's Testimony on 9/11 (for 9/11 Commissioner Lehman)
2004-04-08, Washington Post
LEHMAN. Were you told that there were numerous young Arab males in
flight training? RICE. I was not. LEHMAN. Were you told that the
red team in F.A.A. for 10 years had reported ... that the U.S.
airport security system never got higher than 20 percent effective.
RICE. To the best of my recollection I was not told that. LEHMAN.
Were you aware that I.N.S. had quietly internally halved its internal
security enforcement budget? RICE. I was not made aware of that.
LEHMAN. Were you aware that it was the U.S. government established
policy not to question or oppose the sanctuary policies [which]
prohibited the local police from cooperating at all with federal
immigration authorities? RICE. I do not believe I was aware of that.
LEHMAN. Were you aware of a program that was well established that
allowed Saudi citizens to get visas without interviews? RICE. I
learned of that after 9/11. LEHMAN. Were you aware of the extensive
activities [of] the Saudi government in supporting over 300 r!
adical teaching schools and mosques around the country, including
right here in the United States? Were you aware at the time of the
fact that Saudi Arabia ... had in their custody the C.F.O. [Chief
Financial Officer] and the closest confidante of Al Qaeda, of Osama
bin Laden, and that they refused direct access to the United States?
RICE. I don't remember anything of that kind. LEHMAN. Were you aware
that they would not cooperate and give us access to the perpetrators
of the Cobar Towers attack? RICE. I was very involved in issues
concerning Cobar Towers. LEHMAN. Were you aware that it was the
policy of the Justice Department ... to fine airlines if they have
more than two young Arab males in secondary questioning? RICE. No.
Note: Don't miss the full revealing transcript at the link above.
Most of the quotes above are towards the bottom of the webpage. Why
didn't we hear lots more about these astounding facts put forward
by one of the 9/11 commissioners, yet hardly mentioned in the final
report? For lots more, click here.
Experts Urging Broader Inquiry In Towers' Fall 2001-12-25, New York
Saying that the current investigation into how and why the twin
towers fell on Sept. 11 is inadequate, some of the nation's leading
structural engineers and fire-safety experts are calling for a new,
independent and better-financed inquiry that could produce the kinds
of conclusions vital for skyscrapers and future buildings nationwide.
Experts critical of the current effort ... point out that the current
team of 20 or so investigators has no subpoena power and little
staff support and has even been unable to obtain basic information
like detailed blueprints of the buildings that collapsed. Some
structural engineers have said that one serious mistake has already
been made ... the decision to rapidly recycle the steel columns,
beams and trusses that held up the buildings. Interviews with a
handful of members of the team, which includes some of the nation's
most respected engineers, also uncovered complaints that they had
at various times been shackled with bureaucratic restri!
ctions that prevented them from interviewing witnesses, examining
the disaster site and requesting crucial information like recorded
distress calls to the police and fire departments. Members have
been threatened with dismissal for speaking to the press.
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