9/11 - Key Issue of our Time
French Journalists Interview Cynthia McKinney and Niels Harrit
Posted on October 27, 2009 by JF Ranger
This is something you have not yet seen in any US media. French independent media La Télé Libre interviews two of the most prominent 9/11 truth activists, Cynthia McKinney and Niels Harrit. To understand the context of the interview, you need to know what is happening in France right now, because 9/11 is surely becoming a hot topic.
A year ago, French comedian Jean-Marie Bigard publicly questionned the official 9/11 story on a popular TV show and said a new investigation is needed. That was enough for him to be called a revisionist by a myriad of journalists and he even received many death threats along the way. Nine months later, Bigard came back on the topic, but this time he went as far as creating 11 videos in which he uses humor to ask questions about disturbing elements of the 9/11 Commission report. He is invited on several TV shows to talk about this and each time he gets vilified by journalists.
Recently, actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz also questioned the foundations of the official version of 9/11 in another TV show. He got the same treatment from the French press.
Both Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Marie Bigard will debate this hot topic on France 2 this October 28th (we will post a video of this show as soon as we receive it). Originally, France 2 was supposed to air a debate including two other people who also question the official story: Éric Laurent and Niels Harrit. A few days before the debate, France 2 announces that Harrit and Laurent are excluded from the debate.
One important question remains and journalists from La Télé Libre ask it: in a free society, can we question the official version of 9/11?
Interview: Cynthia McKinney and Niels Harrit
NASA Engineer to Speak on Destruction of WTC Buildings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Event information: Aaron Brown; Program content: Dwain Deets
Phone: Brown: 909-576-2800 Deets: 760-445-3242
Event Date: Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m.
NASA Engineer to Speak on Destruction of WTC Buildings
Encinitas resident a leader among 900 architects and engineers
San Diego - On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, former NASA engineering executive Dwain Deets, will speak on behalf of more than 900 architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition at all three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction.
Mr. Deets’ multimedia presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, on the campus of University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110. The event will conclude at 3:00 p.m.
An engineer with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for more than 37 years, Mr. Deets is a board member and the writing team leader for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). Comprised of more than 900 architects and engineers listed on their website at AE911Truth.org, the organization contends that the official FEMA and NIST reports fail, for several reasons, to explain correctly the towers’ destruction. AE911Truth points in particular to the destruction of the third high-rise, World Trade Center 7, which was not hit by a plane but came down in less than seven seconds. These 900 architects and engineers have signed a petition calling for a new investigation.
Mr. Deets will include in his presentation an abridged version of 9/11: Blueprint for Truth, featuring Richard Gage, AIA, a San Francisco Bay area architect of 20 years, the founder and CEO of AE911Truth, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
The organization’s conclusions are shared by hundreds of scientists; senior-level military, intelligence, and government officials; firefighters; pilots and aviation professionals; scholars and university professors; 9/11 survivors and family members; and media professionals around the world.
In 1986, Mr. Deets was awarded the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He became aware of the many problems with the official reports concerning 9/11, and began speaking publicly on this topic in 2007. He and his wife have been residents of Encinitas for the past six years.
This event is sponsored by the Toreros for Truth, a University of San Diego club with a purpose to promote, and in part to provide, the best in investigative reporting, scholarly research and public education regarding the suppressed realities of September 11th, its aftermath and exploitation for political ends.
Please forward this Press Release to any group or individual you think might be interested- this is a free event and open to the public.
New 9/11 inquiry squashed: Truth Quest stopped by City Hall
More than eight years after the 9/11 attacks some in the U.S are not convinced they've been told the whole truth about that day.
Around eighty thousand campaigners have called for a referendum on a new investigation into the tragedy, but America's Supreme Court has ruled it out.
Peace prize becomes a travesty
Paul Sheehan | 12 October 2009
Long before the Nobel Peace Prize was debased and trivialised into an episode of American Idol, the failure beneath the soaring rhetoric of Barack Obama had been exposed. Even the secretary of the Nobel committee sheepishly admitted on Friday: ''Nominations for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize closed just 11 days after he [Obama] took office.''
Since then, the US President has knowingly propped up a corrupt and violent regime in Afghanistan led by a lying fraud. He has achieved nothing to prevent the continued building of Israeli settlements on the Palestinian West Bank. To hand the Nobel prize to someone whose credentials are in the potential rather than the execution confirms that the prize has degenerated into a beauty pageant.
Three times in the past eight years the starry-eyed progressives who run the prize have given it to leaders of the US Democratic Party - Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and now Obama. One of them, Carter, actively sowed the seeds of what would become a global jihad.
Why is it that US governments continue to support corrupt, violent and dysfunctional regimes? The Obama Administration has locked straight into this pattern. Young American soldiers are again being asked to fight and die for a duplicitous foreign leader. You can throw in Kevin Rudd, who has committed Australian troops to fight in the pointless cause of preserving the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and his warlord allies.
A flaming arrow through the front door of this pretence arrived on September 28, courtesy of George Packer, of The New Yorker, who accompanied the US special envoy to Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, on a recent trip to Afghanistan. Packer's reporting, with its high-level access, made a mockery of the charade of democracy in Afghanistan.
''Every time an Afghan encountered the government, he was hurt by it - abused, asked for a bribe, hauled off to jail without evidence,'' Packer wrote. Worse, he came to believe the Karzai regime was not even interested in providing services to the people, let alone that it could do so.
He was also present at a meeting between Holbrooke and Karzai, and his portrait is disturbing: ''[Holbrooke:] 'Wherever our troops have driven out the Taliban in Helmand over the last few weeks, there has been no effort to bring in administrative structures of your government.'
'''Has this been done in co-ordination with our government?' Karzai asked, chewing nervously, his eyes shifting everywhere except to Holbrooke's face.''
Packer concluded: ''The election of August 20th was a disaster that could change the course of the war. The evidence of fraud was so overwhelming that it threatens to render the entire vote illegitimate … Holbrooke must know that there will be no American victory in this war; he can only try to forestall potential disaster.''
Within days of this public assessment the former United Nations official responsible for elections in Afghanistan, Peter Galbraith, exposed the lying that went all the way to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Writing in The Washington Post eight days ago, Galbraith said: ''Afghanistan's presidential election, held August 20, should have been a milestone in the country's transition from 30 years of war to stability and democracy. Instead, it was just the opposite. As many as 30 per cent of Karzai's votes were fraudulent, and lesser fraud was committed on behalf of other candidates … The fraud has handed the Taliban its greatest strategic victory in eight years of fighting the United States and its Afghan partners … I was ordered not to pursue the issue of fraud …''
9-11-09 Real Change Conference and International We Are Change event
The soundtrack to this is ripped from Muse - Uprising. They should have acknowledged that in the video!
It's a great song.
Yet Another "9/11 Was An Inside Job" Song
An original song. Although primarily about 9/11 it does touch on some other issues such as the dumbing down of the public, the bombings of 3/11 and 7/7, the global warming/carbon tax scam, the central banking scam, fluoridated water, toxins in vaccines, the Kennedy assassination, the false left-right paradigm, the Rockefellers, the Saudi Corporation Ptech, swine flu, martial law, the police state and Internet 2.
I can't sing for shit but thanks to the magic of computers that's not a problem. I wanted to get my friend who can sing to do it but she didn't want to. The vocals were manually tuned note by note using Melodyne Studio and Adobe Audition - A process that took two days! I'm not a very good sound editor so the audio isn't perfectly mastered but it's as good as I could get it.
Thanks to my friend Glenn for operating the camera while I was making love to my mic stand. Although you can't see it in the video, it was pouring with rain when we filmed that.
Download WMV (512x288, 67MB):
NYC CAN Verdict: 80,000 Silenced by State Supreme Court
Once Again, The Will of the Voters Is Denied
October 9, 2009
Yesterday afternoon, Justice Edward Lehner of the State Supreme Court rubberstamped Referee Louis Crespo’s recommendation that the decision to establish a local commission to investigate the events of September 11th not be put before the voters on November 3rd.
After showing interest in weighing both sides’ arguments in the hearing, the Judge’s short decision gives no indication of having considered the arguments put forth in the Petitioners’ memorandum of law, nor any acknowledgement of the need for a new investigation, which the City of New York callously dismissed as “irrelevant”.
On a dark day for democracy, the patriotic call for answers by hundreds of 9/11 families, first responders and survivors has been stifled, and the will of the people of New York City once again denied.
Judge Lehner ruled that modifying the petition to make it “legally permissible” would result in it being “inconsistent with the law sought by the signatories of the Petition” despite the fact that all 80,000 signatories agreed by signing the Petition that “If any provision of this law is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions shall be in no manner affected thereby but shall remain in full force and effect.”
The deadline for inclusion on the ballot falls just before the election, making it possible to appeal Judge Lehner’s decision. NYC CAN is weighing all options and will make an announcement early next week on this issue, as well as on how it will be moving forward on other fronts. Regardless of the outcome in court, the quest for answers continues full throttle.
This fight is only the beginning.
Protest against Afghanistan War | 8 October | Sydney Town Hall
Speakers: Lee Rhiannon, Greens NSW MLC; Paul McAleer, MUA (Sydney Branch); Jim Case, FBEU; Jake Lynch, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies; and Afghan Refugee and Activist.
9/11 Out Reach and Visibility Opportunity
Thursday 8 October, 5:30pm to 7pm
Sydney Town Hall
Meet Time and Location
Sydney 9/11 Truth Action will meet at 5pm at the Town Hall steps.
Call John Bursill 0414878499 for any further info!
If you consider yourself a 9/11 Truth Advocate and wish for that truth to make a positive change in today's world then you should attend this event for peace!
Even though peace activists have been in the most part blind to the lies of 9/11 and it's ability to stop the war machine we should not give up on enlightening them. I know for a fact that ALL the speakers listed below are aware that the "official conspiracy theory" is false and DO question 9/11. They are uncertain of both the public support for our cause and are concerned that it may discredit them to associate with us "9/11 nuts".
I believe we can now make a rational case for our inclusion in the Peace Movement and receive some representation at these sort of events. It is obvious to me and you that the Peace Movement has failed with stopping the Afghan War because of the "myth" and fear generated by 9/11.
Let's reach out once again to these people using our science based non conspiratorial event in November www.thehardevidence.com and make them understand the following;
- We really need a new investigation of 9/11 based on hard scientific evidence to bring and end to the Afghan War
- We can bring the public support back to the Peace Movement through 9/11 Truth by breaking the 9/11 spell.
- We are NOT GOING AWAY until we get justice for the victims of 9/11 especially for the ten Australian victims families!
Aims of Attending this Protest
- Distribute 1,000 info cards for the "Hard Evidence Tour" to the Peace Activist.
- Lift the visibility of the 9/11 Truth Movement in Sydney and Australia. By carrying Signs and wearing T'Shirts! The new "Hard Evidence" shirts will be available on the day!
- Talk and explain to the Peace Activist the STRONG evidence that 9/11 was a staged to allow the war in Afghanistan.
John Bolton: Israel will attack Iran by end of 2009
Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, says a military strike against Iran will be the only way for Israel to shield itself, before Iran develops its nuclear weapons program.
Manny Badillo on France 24 News
Manny Badillo is outreach director of the NYC Coalition for Accountability NOW.
Families, First Responders and Survivors Speak Out
We, the undersigned Families, First Responders and Survivors of September 11 raise our voice with those from across our country and around the world in support of NYC CAN and the establishment of an independent, impartial subpoena powered investigation into the events surrounding the September 11 attacks on our nation.
We believe a new investigation is our only path forward to the answers and accountability every American deserves and our only path back to the moral high ground upon which our great nation was built.
We unite with NYC CAN and the citizens of the City of New York in support of an unbiased nonpolitical rendering of evidence and fact wherever they may lead and ask every American and every concerned citizen of the world, in defense of our nation and in defense of freedom, to join with us today.
The Time To Act Is Now.
Iran ready to make bomb: UN nuke agency
Anne Barker | 5 October 2009
A confidential report by the United Nations nuclear agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has found that Iran already has the technical know-how to produce a nuclear bomb.
But the head of the IAEA is playing down the findings.
Excerpts of the report, based on intelligence sources inside and outside Iran and the IAEA's own assessments, have been published on the website of the Institute for Science and International Security.
The authors emphasise their findings are yet to be confirmed.
But the report assesses that Iran already has "sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable implosion nuclear device", which would use highly enriched uranium as the fuel.
It says various documents suggest that Iran, in early 2002, formally declared the start of its warhead development program.
It says the aim was to develop a nuclear payload which could be fitted inside and delivered using the existing Shahab 3 missile - one of the missiles tested controversially, only last week.
The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, will not comment on the specific findings, but she has told the American NBC network that every effort must be made to stop a nuclear-armed Iran.
"We share concern that Iran with nuclear weapons would pose a grave threat to US national security and the security of allies and partners in the region," she said.
Ms Rice says Iran faces a stark choice - to give up all nuclear weapons development, or face the toughest sanctions so far.
"There are those that we might pursue multilaterally in the context of the Security Council," she said.
"There are others that we could do with partners in Europe and elsewhere. And then there are those that we can take by ourselves unilaterally."
The report came as Iran granted permission for IAEA inspectors to visit its newly revealed second uranium enrichment plant at Qom later this month.
The clandestine plant has heightened fears in the West that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear bomb - and it was the main talking point at last week's meeting of the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.
IAEA chief Mohammed El Baradei has welcomed Iran's move, but questions the reliability of his own agency's report.
He is still upbeat about the chances of resolving the nuclear dispute with Iran through diplomatic means.
"I see that we are at a critical moment. I see that we are shifting gears from confrontation into transparency and cooperation," he said.
LRAD - Discovery Channel "Future Weapons"
The program "Future Weapons" on the Discovery Channel featuring the Long range Acoustic Device (LRAD)
The lying game: how we are prepared for another war of aggression
John Pilger | 30 Sept 2009
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger compares the current drum-beating for war against Iran, based on a fake "nuclear threat", with the manufacture of a sense of false crisis that led to invasion of Iraq and the deaths of 1.3 million people.
In 2001, the Observer in London published a series of reports that claimed an “Iraqi connection” to al-Qaeda, even describing the base in Iraq where the training of terrorists took place and a facility where anthrax was being manufactured as a weapon of mass destruction. It was all false. Supplied by US intelligence and Iraqi exiles, planted stories in the British and US media helped George Bush and Tony Blair to launch an illegal invasion which caused, according to the most recent study, 1.3 million deaths.
Something similar is happening over Iran: the same syncopation of government and media “revelations”, the same manufacture of a sense of crisis. “Showdown looms with Iran over secret nuclear plant”, declared the Guardian on 26 September. “Showdown” is the theme. High noon. The clock ticking. Good versus evil. Add a smooth new US president who has “put paid to the Bush years”. An immediate echo is the notorious Guardian front page of 22 May 2007: “Iran’s secret plan for summer offensive to force US out of Iraq”. Based on unsubstantiated claims by the Pentagon, the writer Simon Tisdall presented as fact an Iranian “plan” to wage war on, and defeat, US forces in Iraq by September of that year – a demonstrable falsehood for which there has been no retraction.
The official jargon for this kind of propaganda is “psy-ops”, the military term for psychological operations. In the Pentagon and Whitehall, it has become a critical component of a diplomatic and military campaign to blockade, isolate and weaken Iran by hyping its “nuclear threat”: a phrase now used incessantly by Barack Obama and Gordon Brown, and parroted by the BBC and other broadcasters as objective news. And it is fake.
On 16 September, Newsweek disclosed that the major US intelligence agencies had reported to the White House that Iran’s “nuclear status” had not changed since the National Intelligence Estimate of November 2007, which stated with “high confidence” that Iran had halted in 2003 the programme it was alleged to have developed. The International Atomic Energy Agency has backed this, time and again.
The current propaganda-as-news derives from Obama’s announcement that the US is scrapping missiles stationed on Russia’s border. This serves to cover the fact that the number of US missile sites is actually expanding in Europe and the “redundant” missiles are being redeployed on ships. The game is to mollify Russia into joining, or not obstructing, the US campaign against Iran. “President Bush was right,” said Obama, “that Iran’s ballistic missile programme poses a significant threat [to Europe and the US].” That Iran would contemplate a suicidal attack on the US is preposterous. The threat, as ever, is one-way, with the world’s superpower virtually ensconced on Iran’s borders.