9/11 - Key Issue of our Time
David Hicks "Confesses" and "Apologises" in Return for a 9 Month Sentence.
"First and foremost, David wants to apologise to his family. He wants to apologise to Australia and he wants to apologise to the United States."
- from a prepared statement read to a panel of military officers by Major Michael Mori
By an incredible coincidence, Hicks' confession and the length of his sentence are perfectly timed to maximise the political benefit to John Howard's conservative government.
Firstly, the confession itself legitimises 5 years incarceration under a system which has been condemned internationally and described by Amnesty International as a "symbol of injustice and abuse".
Secondly, he is banned from receiving money from selling his story, thus limiting the benefit he may gain from making statements which may be embarassing to the Government.
Thirdly, the nine month prison sentence, to be served in Australia, ensures that he will be behind bars until after the next Federal election.
In relation to the Hicks story there are some interesting facts which many may have forgotten:
- Hicks was captured in early December, 2001.
- Osama Bin Laden was allowed to escape from his hideout in the Tora Bora mountains in the first or second week of December 2001.
This was confirmed in the Guardian, on 4 September 2002:
"According to reliable sources in Kabul, he fled at night in a convoy of "eight or nine" vehicles. Pakistani tribesman came into Afghanistan to collect his party of about 26 in exchange for a large sum. "His wives travelled separately," the source added.
US special forces coordinating the Tora Bora assault, where al-Qaida fighters had been sheltering in caves, closed a northern escape route, but fatefully left a snowy track to the south open. "The US operation was like a Swiss cheese with too many big holes," another source in the new Afghan administration said." - source.
Thus, while Bin Laden escaped from Tora Bora, the authorities swooped on a man who, as agreed by the Guantanamo Military Commission, never fired a shot and never participated nor even conspired in any terrorist act.
This man is now held up as the first war crimes convict among the hundreds of foreign captives held for years at the Guantanamo prison camp.
Police Harass 9/11 Truthers Outside ABC Studios
A 9/11 truth organization supporting and attempting to speak with Rosie O'Donnell about her recent comments regarding the September 11 attacks outside the ABC studios were harassed and intimidated by New York City police, a scene that caused O'Donnell to prematurely leave.
O'Donnell has been attacked by Neo-Con webzines over the last few days but completely ignored by the corporate media for controversial comments questioning the official 9/11 story.
Police were out in force to harass a group of about twenty 9/11 truth movement activists, led by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change, telling them to take down signs, turn off video cameras and cell phones, checking ID's and taking information - despite the fact that they were simply news gathering and exercising their first amendment.
Officers were uncomfortable that their own image would be caught on camera, despite their demands for information from the group and a myriad of surveillance cameras pointed at the protesters from police cars and nearby buildings.
Rosie O'Donnell Comes Out As A Truther
Well, I don't even know who Rosie O'Donnell is, but apparrently lots of Americans do. This story courtesy of Prison Planet.
After going public this week with her skepticism over the official story of 9/11, Rosie O'Donnell has continued to address the issue in a Q&A with her readers on her website.
We reported yesterday that O'Donnell, who has for weeks now been tentatively trying to raise the issue of 9/11 truth on her ABC show The View, wrote a blog entry encouraging her readers to research 9/11, in particular the building 7 demolition.
O'Donnell wrote :
• The fires in WTC 7 were not evenly distributed, so a perfect collapse was impossible.
• Silverstein said to the fire department commander “the smartest thing to do is pull it.”
• Firefighters withdrawing from the area stated the building was going to “blow up”.
• The roof of WTC 7 visibly crumbled and the building collapsed perfectly into its footprint.
• Molten steel and partially evaporated steel members were found in the debris.
She then goes on to explain her thoughts on these facts.
BBC, WTC 7 And The Lost Tapes - Part 2
There has been another avalanche of comments at the BBC Editor's Blog, in response to the BBC's refusal to explain how they were able to announce the collapse of WTC Building 7 (sometimes known as the Salomon Brothers Building) 20 minutes before the event.
Given that there is so much prima facie evidence already that the building was brought down in a controlled demolition, this evidence of foreknowledge, the evasive BBC response, and the subsequent censoring of the video by YouTube and Google, is highly interesting, to say the least.
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BBC, WTC 7 And The Lost Tapes - Part 1
I am cheered by the healthy public response to this fiasco. For those reading this page who are unfamiliar with the story, please visit the following links:
I am reproducing here in full the comments posted at the BBC website as of 1 March, 9:48 PM AEST.
These comments from ordinary, independent minded citizens should be a wake up call to journalists everywhere - serve the people or you may indeed be branded "part of the conspiracy".
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