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.