Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Author of 5 unanswered questions on MSNBC Hardball

James Ridgeway, Washington correspondent for the Village Voice, and author of The Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11 appeared today on MSNBC Hardball. Mr. Ridgeway asks:

1. The initial government response: Why was Cheney running the country on 9/11? Where was Donald Rumsfeld, commander of the US armed forces? Why didn't American Airlines immediately alert the FAA headquarters and the military at 8:20 when the airline first learned from flight attendants onboard that a hijack was underway?
2. The ignorance of the FBI and CIA: With Al-Qaeda firmly on the radar for years, why were they unable to see this coming?
3. The failings of the FBI's translation department: Why wasn't the Bureau set up to decipher the transmissions within its grasp?
4. The role of Pakistani secret intelligence: As the attacks were planned in Afghanistan, who was watching and who was invested?
5. The 9/11 Commission's investigation: Why weren't even the most obvious questions addressed?

Monday, December 19, 2005

Professor concurs with Jones and Griffin on WTC demolition

Professor James H. Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, has made available the "penultimate version" of his chapter for a forthcoming book by Prof. David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott: "9/11 and the American Empire."

Prof. Fetzer concurs with Prof. Jones and Prof. Griffin that explosives were used to demolish the World Trade Center. Prof. Fetzer concludes: "Likelihood measures of evidential support establish that the WTC was brought down through the use of controlled demolition and that the Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757."

Friday, December 09, 2005

9/11 Public Discourse Project asks 10 questions

The 9/11 Public Discourse Project - a private group consisting of former members of the 9/11 Commission, at a press briefing in Washington, stated that many questions are unanswerable. However, among the questions that are answerable, reported the Village Voice, are:

1. Where was the "National Command Authority"?
2. Who gave the order to try to shoot the planes down?
3. What exactly were all those firefighters doing in the Towers?
4. Did anyone think the Towers would collapse?
5. Why was Giuliani's command bunker at ground zero?
6. Why did WTC-7 fall?
7. How did the twin towers fall?
8. How dangerous was - and is - the air at ground zero?
9. What exactly did Zacarias Moussaoui plan to do?
10. What's on those blanked-out pages?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

VIDEO: European officials express 'grave doubts'

Michael Meacher - former British Minister for the Environment, and Andreas von B├╝low - former German Secretary of Defense - expressed grave doubts about the U.S. explanation of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

They presented their views in a documentary '9/11: Aanslag of geschenk uit de hemel?' which aired on 'TweeVandaag' (Channel 2 Today) - a daily current affairs show broadcast on Nederland 2.

Monday, December 05, 2005

245 U.S. Senators and Representatives push to investigate 'ABLE DANGER'

U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, sent a letter on November 18 to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld requesting that he allow "former participants in the intelligence program known as ABLE DANGER to testify in an open hearing before the United States Congress."

According to former FBI Director, Louis J. Freeh (September 1, 1993 - June 25, 2001): "Able Danger concluded in February 2000 that military experts had identified Mohamed Atta by name (and maybe photograph) as an al Qaeda agent operating in the U.S. Subsequently, military officers assigned to Able Danger were prevented from sharing this critical information with FBI agents, even though appointments had been made to do so. Why?"

Mr. Freeh adds, "The Able Danger intelligence, if confirmed, is undoubtedly the most relevant fact of the entire post-9/11 inquiry." To date, 245 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed Mr. Weldon's letter.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Tucker Carlson ducks WTC-7 collapse in Jones interview

Prof. Steven Jones, writes Tucker Carlson of MSNBC's The Situation, "seemed to connect with a huge number of viewers," but was "almost totally incapable of explaining his own ideas. By the end of the interview I understood no more about his hypothesis than when it began. He was an epically bad guest."

While the word "hypothesis" may not be clear to the average viewer - Prof. Jones may have done better by sticking to simpler language, it seemed to this viewer that Tucker was an "epically" bad host. He didn't give Prof. Jones a chance.

Tucker kept asking about World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2, when Prof. Jones wanted to talk about World Trade Center building 7, and wanted Tucker to show the video of the collapse of this 47-story building.

Why is it that MSNBC, and other networks, refuse to question the collapse of building 7? How many Americans even know that building 7 collapsed in less than 7 seconds - after a fire had burned for several hours. We're told that no other steel-framed building has collapsed from fire.

What caused building 7 to collapse in this manner? Does Tucker have an answer? It seems that he doesn't even want to examine the evidence. But at least he did invite Prof. Jones to air highly controversial views, which is more than other networks have done.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

9/11-Iraq link refuted 10 days after attack

The National Journal reported yesterday that ten days after the attacks on the World Trade Center, President Bush was told that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the White House for the record of these briefings, and related CIA assessments. The Bush administration has refused to turn over these documents.

This intelligence information was was also distributed to Vice President Cheney, National Security Council adviser Condoleeza Rice, and other senior Bush administration policy makers.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Tampa, FL: 'Investigation' into the events of 9/11

Press Contact: Ilene Proctor or Angus Hsu
Direct Line: (310) 271.5857
Cell: (310) 721.2336
E-mail: proctor@artnet.net

Philanthropist Jimmy Walter Presents:
The New Pearl Harbor-Confronting the Evidence
A Real Investigation into What Happened on 9/11
Dec. 7, videos screened on Dec. 8

Who: Host Jimmy Walter, Morgan Reynolds, Dave Von Kleist, William Rodriguez, Joyce Riley and Eric Hufschmid and David Ray Griffin in Video

What: Vice President Dick Cheney and 24 other Bush officials and friends signed a call for a "New Pearl Harbor" as an excuse to invade Iraq in 1998. They said it would take "some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor." to convince the American People that we must invade Iraq to "project American Military Power".

Where: Tampa Theater
711 Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida, 33602
For Reservations, call: 813 274 8286

50% of New Yorkers question 9/11 Commission report

911 Special Interest Group

Kevin Barrett coordinator, Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, Madison, in a letter published in The Capital Times writes: "In New York, half the population believes that top U.S. officials conspired to commit mass murder and high treason on 9/11, while the other half does not (Zogby poll, 8/29/04). Though the 9/11 truth forces have equal numbers, and better arguments, so far they have not been able to get a word edgewise into the New York Times."

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

MSNBC: Questioning what happened on 9/11

JONES:  ... There are two hypotheses here.  One is fire and damage caused all three buildings to collapse. 

CARLSON:  OK. 

JONES:  The other is that explosives in the buildings may have caused the collapse.  And so, then we analyze and see which fits the data better, and I've done that in my 25-page paper

CARLSON:  I want to read you a quote from the 'Deseret Morning News,' a paper in Utah, from you.  I'm quoting now.

"It is quite plausible that explosives were pre-planted in all three buildings and set off after the two plane crashes, which are actually a diversion tactic.  Muslims are probably not to blame for bringing down the World Trade Center buildings after all." . . .

JONES:  Well, that's basically it, yes, but as we read in the FEMA report, it says here, and I put this in my paper, of course.  "The best hypothesis, which is the only one they looked at, fire, has only a low probability of occurrence.  Further investigation analyses are needed to resolve this issue, and I agree with that."

 . . . all scientists now reasonably agree that the fires were not sufficiently hot to melt the steel, so what is this molten metal?  It's direct evidence for the use of high-temperature explosives, such as thermite, which produces molten iron as an end product.

View the MSNBC interview, and videos of the collapse of WTC 7: Video 1; Video 2

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

Watch for C-Span's rerun of "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions," by David Ray Griffin. Professor Griffin takes a critical look at the official The 9/11 Commission Report. He argues that "omissions and distortions" in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?

Brigham Young University, Physics Professor, Steven E. Jones writes: "Concluding remarks in the FEMA report on the WTC 7 collapse lend support to my arguments: The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse ["official theory"] remain unknown at this time. Although the total diesel fuel on the premises contained massive potential energy, the best hypothesis [fire/damage-caused collapse] has only a low probability of occurrence. Further research, investigation, and analyses are needed to resolve this issue. . . .

"None of the government-funded studies have provided serious analyses of the explosive demolition hypothesis at all. Until the above steps are taken, the case for accusing ill-trained Muslims of causing all the destruction on 9-11-01 is far from compelling. It just does not add up. . . .

"I have presented ample evidence for the explosive-demolition hypothesis, which is testable and falsifiable and yet has not been seriously considered in any of the studies funded by the US government.

". . . the notion that the “explosive demolition” hypothesis should not be debated since it would imply a “conspiracy theory” departs from good science as well as from numerous historical precedents of empirical conspiracies (Jones, 2005). Scientific inquiry is not or should not be dictated by politics (Mooney, 2005)."