Tuesday, February 12, 2008

9/11 'mastermind' Khalid Sheikh Mohammed charged

The Pentagon today charged Khalid Sheikh Mohammed with masterminding the events of September 11, 2001 even though the Pentagon's News Transcript of September 12, 2001 contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report's claim that the Pentagon was struck by a Boeing 757 on September 11, 2001.

At the September 12, 2001, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) briefing, Arlington County Fire Chief Ed Plaugher when asked: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?" said: "there are some small pieces of aircraft ... there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."

Victoria Clarke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs - "presenter" of the DoD briefing to the world press, did not contradict Chief Plaugher, and CNN video of September 11, 2001 corroborates Ed Plauger's remarks at the DoD briefing.

Standing in front of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Jamie McIntyre, CNN's senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, reported: "From my close up inspection there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. . . . . The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you could pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage - nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. . . . It wasn't till about 45 minutes later . . . that all of the floors collapsed."

"American Airlines," "Flight 77," "Boeing," "Dulles," and "passengers" are not mentioned in the News Transcript.

I just returned from a 3-week lecture tour of South Africa where, using establishment news sources, I showed to large audiences in about a dozen cities that the primary conclusions of "The 9/11 Commission Report" are false. A television interview broadcast to Sub-Saharan Africa summarizes this evidence.

In his new book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation," New York Times investigative journalist Philip Shenon writes that Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission's executive director attempted to intimidate staff to avoid findings that would be damaging to President George W Bush, who was running for re-election, and Condoleezza Rice, his then National Security Adviser. (Shenon apparently accepts the major conclusions of "The 9/11 Commission Report"— we do not.)

Tom Leonard of the British Telegraph wrote, "When Bob Kerrey, a Democrat member of the commission, learned the extent of Mr Zelikow's ties to the administration, he confronted Tom Kean, its Republican chairman. . . . Mr. Kerrey reportedly threatened to resign unless Mr Zelikow was sacked, but was persuaded to stay."

Sen. Max Cleland, resigned from the commission in November 2003 saying, "Bush is scamming America."

"The chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, respectively Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, assert in their book, Without Precedent, that they were 'set up to fail' and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation", reported the Guardian.

The others charged by the Pentagon are: Walid Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, and Mohammed al-Qahtani.

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