Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell delves into 9/11

Rosie O'Donnell who co-hosts The View, an ABC day time series, has begun delving into 9/11.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Diane Sawyer walked away from her biggest story on 9/11

Diane Sawyer walked away from what may have been her biggest story on September 11, 2001—arguably the biggest story of her career.

Diane Sawyer was on network television interviewing an eyewitness to the collapse of 7 World Trade Center. The eyewitness is seen telling Diane on ABC News Live Coverage: "At Building 7 there was no fire there whatsoever, but there was one truck putting water on the building, but it collapsed completely."

At 5:20 PM, 47-story Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed in less than seven seconds. The news media buried the story. The 9/11 Commission buried the story. To this day we have no official explanation of the collapse of the 47-story 7 World Trade Center—"a draft report will be released by early 2007" according to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Diane Sawyer is an award-winning investigative journalist, and it is reported that she "will take over for Charlie Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News after the 2008 presidential election."

Friday, March 23, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT: 9/11 Speaker

ENVER MASUD, founder of The Wisdom Fund, is available to make a slide and film presentation on fatal flaws in the official, September 11, 2001 conspiracy theory—"The 9/11 Commission Report."

Mr. Masud, an engineer, has worked for the World Bank, USAID, U.S. Department of Energy, District of Columbia Public Service Commission, the Iowa Corporation Commission, and for the U.S. private sector.

He is the author of "The War on Islam" (135,000+ copies in circulation, 4th edition with publisher), and contributing author of "9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out" and "Islam: Opposing Viewpoints."

In 1995, Mr. Masud wrote the "The Truth About Islam" which was published in newspapers and magazines, and thousands of copies have been downloaded from The Wisdom Fund at This 600-word message been called "the best, short introduction to Islam."

He is the recipient of the 2003 Award of Excellence from the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, and also the recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation, based in South Africa, where he gave 20 talks in 9 days to audiences ranging from 400 to over 1000. In the U.S. he has been on television, radio, given talks and keynote speeches—a total of more than 75 appearances.

As a consulting engineer since 1987, Mr. Masud has had many opportunities to make presentations to top officials in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, and the United States.

Mr. Masud has been writing about the clash between the U.S. and the Muslim world since 1991, and about 9/11 since April 2002. He has a 9/11 blog at, and recently gave presentations on 9/11 in the U.S. and in India.

His presentation on 9/11 condenses the major flaws in the official version of 9/11 to a few slides, source documents, and films. The presentation may be delivered in as little as 30 minutes, or in a more intensive, day-long session depending on the audience and their interests.

Within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC, there is no charge for the presentation. For other locations—domestic or international— we will make arrangements depending on the sponsor and their situation, but no fee is expected.

Details of Mr. Masud's qualifications are available at The Wisdom Fund is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation registered since 1995 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.

To schedule a presentation, write to, with "9/11 Speaker" in subject line.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

VIDEO: 9/11 hero William Rodriguez speaks out

William Rodriguez, janitor at the World Trade Center, was the last man out, honored by President Bush, and is reported to have been offered millions to keep his mouth shut. He turned it all down to speak out on what he saw and heard on 9/11. He has been covered by mainstream news media around the world, but shunned by mainstream U.S. news media.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

'Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman, and Dennis Hastert will go to prison' if Sibel Edmonds testifies

Sibel Edmonds, who has been gagged by the U.S. government, is alleged to have said, "Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman, and Dennis Hastert will go to prison for a long time" if she is permitted to testify.

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft argued that "the very subject of her lawsuit was a state secret. To air her claims in front of federal judges would jeopardize national security."

Sibel's supporters are "asking people to call [Rep] Henry Waxman's office (202-225-3976, Capitol switchboard 800-828-0498) to demand public hearings into the case of former FBI translator and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds."

More about Sibel's case against the U.S. government in Vanity Fair.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: 9-11 mastermind?

"I'll Believe It When We See Some Evidence" wrote Robert Fisk (The Independent March 3, 2003) regarding the capture of the alleged 9-11 "mastermind" Khalid Sheik Mohammed. A transcript of KSM's alleged confession, taken in secret and without cross-examination, is inconclusive.

Katharine Schrader of the Associated Press writes: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's claims that he was responsible for dozens of successful, foiled and imagined attacks in the past 15 years relies on a loose definition of the word 'responsible.' . . . They view the claims as at least in part a rallying cry to bolster his image and that of al-Qaida in the only venue Mohammed has left: a military courtroom from which the public is barred. . . . One official cautioned that many of Mohammed's claims during interrogation were 'white noise' - designed to send the U.S. on wild goose chases or to get him through the day's interrogation session.

"Mohammed said his statement was not made under duress. But Mohammed and human rights advocates have alleged that he was tortured, and legal experts say that could taint all his statements."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Morons and magic: a reply to George Monbiot

"Morons and magic" is Prof. Griffin's reply to an article in the Guardian by George Monbiot. Prof. Griffin's book "Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory" is expected in April.

Also worth reading is an article by Bill Christison who writes: "After spending the better part of the last five years treating these theories with utmost skepticism, I have devoted serious time to actually studying them in recent months, and have also carefully watched several videos that are available on the subject. I have come to believe that significant parts of the 9/11 theories are true, and that therefore significant parts of the 'official story' put out by the U.S. government and the 9/11 Commission are false."

National magazine prints David Ray Griffin's article

In a rare display of courage by major U.S. news media, Rabbi Lerner, editor of TIKKUN magazine, has printed author David Ray Giffin's 12000 word article "The American Empire and 9/11" in the March/April 2007 issue.

According to Prof. Griffin the evidence—which he presents in this article and in several books—"leads to the conclusion that 9/11 was a false-flag operation orchestrated by the Bush administration for primarily imperial reasons."

Prof. Griffin adds: "If this conclusion is correct, then exposing the falsity of the official account of 9/11 should be high on the agenda of all people committed to reversing the present policies of the U.S. government, for at least four reasons.

"First, 9/11 has provided the pretext for at least most of the malevolent and destructive policies carried out by the Bush-Cheney administration since that day. . . .

"Second, the truth about 9/11 is one truth that the American people would not tolerate. . . . American people simply would not allow an administration to stay in power after learning that it had orchestrated the attacks of 9/11.

"Third, the orchestration of the attacks of 9/11 goes far beyond any previous instance of 'high crimes and misdemeanors' that have previously been cited as cause for impeachment. . . .

"Finally, to reverse the policies of the Bush-Cheney administration will require more than simply removing this administration from office—something that could be legitimately done for any number of reasons. The attacks of 9/11 were orchestrated to further the project of creating an American empire of truly global scope and, as we saw earlier, this has been a long and bipartisan project. Differences have involved strategy, emphasis, and demeanor more than the goal itself. The replacement of the Bush-Cheney administration by a Democratic administration for some reason other than 9/11 would probably simply result in a reversion to the subtler, more sophisticated, and hence more effective form of imperialism that the United States previously exercised."

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What did Israel know in advance of 9/11 attacks?

Christopher Ketcham, a freelance journalist who has written for Harper's and Salon, writes in a 7000 word article in CounterPunch: "The questions [regarding the Israeli 'moving company workers' celebrating the 9/11 attack on the New Jersey waterfront, and 'more than 120 young Israeli citizens, posing as art students'] are disturbing enough to warrant a Congressional investigation. . . . Yet none of this information found its way into Congress's joint committee report on the attacks, and it was not even tangentially referenced in the nearly 600 pages of the 9/11 Commission's final report."

Ketcham adds: "What is perhaps most damning is that the Israelis' celebration on the New Jersey waterfront occurred in the first sixteen minutes after the initial crash, when no one was aware this was a terrorist attack."

A former CIA counterterrorism officer told Ketcham: "There was no question but that [the order to close down the investigation] came from the White House. It was immediately assumed at CIA headquarters that this basically was going to be a cover-up so that the Israelis would not be implicated in any way in 9/11. Bear in mind that this was a political issue, not a law enforcement or intelligence issue. If somebody says we don't want the Israelis implicated in this - we know that they've been spying the hell out of us, we know that they possibly had information in advance of the attacks, but this would be a political nightmare to deal with."

According to Ketcham the media and U.S. government have been silenced by "the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), which operated in tandem with the two most highly visible powerhouse Israel lobbyists, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)."

"It's plausible that the intelligence prompting the shutdown of the [Islamic] Holy Land Foundation came from 'art student' spies in the Richardson area", writes Ketcham.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Official 9/11 report team refuses to debate critics

"The Muckraker Report canceled its effort to hold a National 9/11 Debate. . . . After hundreds of letters, e-mails, and phone calls, not one of the 9/11 Commissioners or the government scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology" agreed to participate in the debate scheduled for March 10 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

BBC reported WTC 7 collapse before it happened

It appears that BBC reported the collapse of 7 World Trade Center about 23 minutes before it collapsed. What was their source? Read the BBC's explanation, and a rebuttal.