9/11 - Key Issue of our Time
Ahmadinejad calls for 9/11 tribunal
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:55PM
Iran's president describes as 'naive' the US government's response to his earlier comments about the 9/11 attacks, calling for a special tribunal to investigate the incident.
"If certain individuals are responsible for the September 11 incident, a fair and independent tribunal must probe the matter," IRIB News quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Tehran from week-long visit to New York on Saturday.
"Even these people should be allowed to appear in court and employ a lawyer. If they are found guilty, they should be punished. If they are not available for [prosecution], their names must be announced to regional nations," he added.
He said few people, who deem themselves as the ruler of the world, make remarks on behalf of all nations and interfere in their affairs and added that the era of bullying has passed.
Ahmadinejad said he had sent a letter to the United Nations secretary general, calling for the formation of a truth-finding committee last year and added, "of course I knew if he is not under pressure from world public opinion, he will not have the ability to take action."
He noted the US government made "one-sided claims" about the 9/11 attacks, saying it assumed the position of plaintiff and judge while demands others to accept whatever it says.
On Friday, US President Barack Obama denounced as hateful and inexcusable remarks by his Iranian counterpart that the US government may have been behind 9/11.
"It was offensive. It was hateful," Obama said in interview excerpts released by the White House.
"And particularly for him to make the statement here in Manhattan, just a little north of Ground Zero, where families lost their loved ones," he said. "For him to make a statement like that was inexcusable."
The Iranian president had questioned the official account of the September 11 attacks on US soil, suggesting that US officials were involved in the matter.
"It is necessary to re-listen to the black box of [the plane used in] September 11 attacks," Ahmadinejad said.
"If Americans have strong evidence proving the September 11 attacks have been carried out by terrorists, they should present them [to the tribunal]," he said.
"This is our legal right to ask for a truth-finding committee to investigate the incident," Ahmadinejad said.
"September 11 became a pretext for pressuring Middle Eastern nations and for violating their rights."
"You (American officials) caused the September 11 event and now you are accusing every nation that stands against you and seeks to maintain its independence of cooperating with terrorism," he said.
"There is no logic and justification to use the presence of few terrorists as a pretext to send troops to Afghanistan, occupy Iraq and today bombard the Pakistani people," he explained.
Ahmadinejad said the Iranian nation is a victim of terrorism and added, "Iranians will not permit terrorists to put Muslims and the entire Middle East under pressure through an event with ambiguous facts."
The Iranian president arrived in New York on September 18 to attend the 65th United Nations General Assembly.
New 9/11 FOIA video shows cars and buses melted by pyroclastic cloud
This video is very interesting indeed.
Ahmadinejad tells it straight at the UN: most people think 9/11 was an inside job!
UNITED NATIONS | (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations on Thursday most people believe the U.S. government was behind the attacks of September 11, 2001, prompting the U.S. and European delegations to leave the hall in protest. FULL SPEECH:
Another theory, he said, was "that some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy, and its grips on the Middle East, in order to save the Zionist regime." Ahmadinejad usually refers to Israel as the "Zionist regime."
"The majority of the American people as well as most nations and politicians around the world agree with this view," Ahmadinejad told the 192-nation assembly, calling on the United Nations to establish "an independent fact-finding group" to look into the events of September 11.
As in past years, the U.S. delegation walked out during Ahmadinejad's speech. It was joined by all 27 European Union delegations and several other countries.
Mark Kornblau, spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations, said Ahmadinejad chose "to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable.
White House spokesman Bill Burton said President Barack Obama thought the comments "utterly outrageous and offensive -- especially in the city where the 9/11 attacks occurred."EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the remarks were "outrageous and unacceptable."
UNITED NATIONS |
(Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations on Thursday most people believe the U.S. government was behind the attacks of September 11, 2001, prompting the U.S. and European delegations to leave the hall in protest.
9/11, The Bare Naked Truth
Abby Martin | 21 Septemebr 2010
Yesterday Magazine is a San Diego based music magazine that doesn't shy away from controversy. Their second issue just launched and it features a twelve page spread on 9/11 truth. The layout is an interview with four members of San Diego 9/11 Truth alongside David Dees illustrations and my artwork. They have an awesome, slick publication that interviews the best bands in San Diego and their publication is widely distributed throughout the city. I am sure this article will stir some dialogue...
Virulent CNN hit piece conflates 9/11 truth with racism
At 04:22 Paul Zahn says: "You hear this stuff, and it just makes you sick to your stomach, there is absolutely no evidence that anybody other than Al Qaeda was involved with this attack".
That is not news reporting, or editorial opinion, that is blatant war propaganda.
Paula Zahn is a war criminal.
I look forward to seeing her in the Hague, begging for clemency.
New high quality footage of WTC attacks
"Some footage I shot on 9-11-01. This is never before seen footage and has never been released. I chose to upload it because I feel it has historical importance. Like many New Yorkers I know some of the people who have passed and I know many people who have lost a loved one. Some of the footage is considered graphic as is some of the language. Unfortunately, this is a day I will never forget. May God Bless those who we lost on that terrible day."
Cindy Sheehan: "I am a 9/11 truther"
13 September 2010 | Cosmos
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has given support to the cause of 9/11 truth many times over the past few years but on the eve of the ninth anniversary, she made her position clearer than ever before. To an enthusiastic packed house at All Souls Church in New York City, Sheehan declared “I am a 9/11 truther. I do think it was an inside job.”
Sheehan lost her son Casey in the Iraq invasion and has since dedicated her life to ending war and injustice. She is most widely known for setting up camp on the edge of George W. Bush’s Texas property in 2005, demanding that the president answer one single question from a mother whose son died in the war.
Since that time, Sheehan has continued her activism. She is a fierce critic of the Obama administration’s continued occupations and drone attacks, and recently founded Peace of the Action to further her anti-war activities.
On Friday, in the crowded All Souls Church on the upper East Side of Manhattan, Sheehan spoke of many injustices related to the war, both at home and abroad. She spoke of being tear gassed and shot at with rubber bullets while protesting. She spoke of the recently reported “Kill Squad” in Afghanistan, where members of the US military collected the fingers of slaughtered civilians for souvenirs. “That’s not something new,” Sheehan said.
She urged the crowd to consider the lives of the Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani people and said, “We’re the occupiers – it’s up to us to do something about it”.
When the topic turned to 9/11, Sheehan stated “I am a 9/11 truther.” She had to pause while the appreciative crowd cheered loudly and then said, “I do think it was an inside job. We just don’t know – I don’t know – how far inside it went. But, you know, I’m sure Dick Cheney had something to do with it.”
While not making it her main issue, Sheehan has spoken freely regarding her opinions on 9/11 truth over the past few years. She has offered her support to the 9/11 truth movement in various interviews and participated in conferences. Sheehan also serves as an adviser to the recently launched 9/11 Truth News (911truthnews.com).
Citing the 30,000 mostly young people who die each day from starvation, Sheehan left the crowd with this thought: “Every day, ten 9/11s occur around the world. It’s time to start acting locally, but thinking globally.”
Dennis Kucinich: 911 Truth and Reconciliation
On September 11, 2010, Congressman Dennis Kucinich published a video message on YouTube calling for “9/11 truth and reconciliation.”
Kucinich is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio 10th district and is a former candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 elections.
“We will never be able to recover from the tremendous blow which struck this Nation on 9/11 if we do not unfold the truth for the American People.
The truth is, in the name of retaliation for 9/11, we attacked a Nation which did not attack us. The truth is the war against Iraq was based on lies. Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, had no capability or intention of attacking the United States, had nothing to do with Al-Quaeda as well as 9/11.
The truth most me known. And those who led the United States at that time, who took us on the path of continuous destruction, must be held accountable if we are to ever have this terrible burden of 9/11 transformed to a place where America can regain its role as a Nation among Nations.
We separated ourselves from the World’s community in the name of security. We invaded and occupied Afghanistan, a country who’s government is hopelessly corrupt that we think the only way we can prop it up is to participate in the corruption.
That is not what America is about. We need the truth to be told about Iraq and about Afghanistan. We have a right to defend our Nation. But it’s the truth which is a defense and the truth which sets us free.
We must reclaim our willingness to stand for what’s right in America and not be fearful to challenge those who have a totally different agenda that has nothing to do with the truth.
Truth and reconciliation. This is time for us to start this process that can bring us together, that can reclaim the unity which is a powerful force in America, that can reclaim the love which we have for each other, that can make it possible for us to reconnect with the world community. Not based on the force of our arms but based on the power of our integrity. “
Australian 9/11 truth movement statement | 11 September 2010
On 11 September 11, 2010 The Sydney 9/11 truth movement gathered outside the ANZAC War Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park.
A statement was read by David Andresen, BSc(ENG) civil
Civil Engineering UNSW Australia
Sydney, NSW -- Australia
signatory, http://www.ae911truth.org petition
For more information please visit www.911oz.com.
1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11
Yahoo News | 7 September 2010
Former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Discuss Scientific Findings
National Press Club, Washington DC, 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday September 9, 2010, Gravel and Gage will host a central press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presenting hard evidence that all three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, in NYC were destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.
Senator Gravel notes, "Critically important evidence has come forward after the original government building reports were completed."
This press conference will be webcast at AE911Truth.org and hosted concurrently in cities throughout the world.* Following the conference, there will be a mock debate during which public statements made by government investigators and other defenders of the official account will be presented and responded to in multimedia format. "They refuse to debate us in person," says Gage, "so we will let their public statements represent them."
Gage will release a media-friendly summary of his organization's findings, which are based on forensic evidence as well as video and eyewitness testimony that were omitted from official reports. He will show evidence that the WTC Twin Towers were not destroyed by jet plane impacts or fires, but by pre-set explosives and incendiaries. The non-profit organization, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will also call for a grand jury investigation of government report lead engineers Shyam Sunder and John Gross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. "They were in a position to know the evidence we have been presenting," says Gage.
Also speaking will be Florida State Professor Lance deHaven-Smith, who coined the academic term State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD). Prof. deHaven-Smith has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CBS Nightly News with Dan Rather, and other national TV/radio shows.
The DC press conference will be accessible via webcast AE911Truth.org, 2:00 pm September 9, 2010.
* For information on satellite press conferences in your area, contact CongressionalOutreachTeam [at] ae911truth.org.
To arrange print/broadcast interviews, with Richard Gage, AIA, contact Tania at 510-292-4710, or via email at 1000 [at] ae911truth.org.
CONTACT: David Slesinger 410-499-5403
SOURCE Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
9/11 Anniversary Protest at the War Memorial
When: Saturday 11 September 2010 | 11:00 AM
Where: War Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney
RSVP: click here
Please join us next Saturday in protest and solidarity with the victims of 9/11.
They are the voiceless, thrown into the dustbin of history for the "greater good": 3,000 in New York, a million in Iraq, and an unknown number still to come in Afghanistan and other battlefields yet to be announced.
Ultimately they are you and me, because 9/11 was the starters' gun for an endless war against an enemy which does not exist, and which will potentially target anybody who stands in it's way. It is a deranged, psychopathic attempt on the part of a degenerate elite to create "Chaos" as a stepping stone to a new "Order", one which they are willing to kill millions to attain.
You know it, and I know it, but we absolutely have to make the effort to communicate this and try to stop it, or as Niels Harrit said, "live in shame".
Please bring banners, DVDs and flyers and please be pro-active.
I don't have time to coordinate details - so trust your own judgement and bring materials which you think are relevant.
Any questions please call me on 0415 059675.
Angry in America: Inside Alex Jones' World
Radio Host and 'Conspiracy Theorist' Taps into Dark National Mood to Build Media Empire
Dan Harris | 2 Sep 2010
To Alex Jones, the world is a very dark place.
"Good old Uncle Sam will stage attacks ... that's how they keep the slaves in line," the libertarian radio host says during a rant on his show. "We have to wake up and face the fact that we have a criminal government."
Jones, who sits at the helm of an independent media empire, is arguably the nation's premiere purveyor of what could be called paranoia porn.
"World government means world tyranny run by a scientific dictatorship of control freaks that want to carry out forced population reduction," he explained.
The criminal government is just one of many conspiracy theories Jones espouses -- although he thinks that term belittles his reporting. He also believes that the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were an inside job, that President Barack Obama is an "unconstitutional criminal" and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) runs concentration camps.
"They [FEMA] have designation sports stadiums," he said matter-of-factly, "They have designated fields, they have designated closed down prisoner of war camps for the American people during a civil uprising."
You can count on Jones to push the envelope. Take his stance on the government poisoning the water. "I have all the other government documents where the government proposes -- or government think tanks propose -- poisoning the water to dumb down the population to make them more easy to manage," Jones said.
People who monitor hate groups say they're extremely worried about Jones' growing influence. His six-day-a-week radio show and webcast reach an estimated one million people a day. On YouTube and elsewhere, Jones estimates 200 million people have seen his various documentaries, like "The Fall of the Republic," "Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement" and "The Obama Deception."
Critics Say Jones Incites Anger
In 2002, Richard McAslin, allegedly a Jones listener, snuck into a men's club in California that Jones has called, "a haven for the global elite," carrying a rifle, a handgun, a cross-bow and a sword. Last summer, another Jones fan -- a mother of three on Long Island, N.Y., named Nancy Genovese -- was arrested for allegedly taking pictures of an Air National Guard base with firearms in her car. The charges were later dropped.
Jones' critics say that by floating his highly-charged ideas at a time when the nation is already very angry and anxious, he's upping the odds for unbalanced people to do stupid things.
"I've got to report the information I see and what I believe is happening," he said. "I have a responsibility to put out."
When asked if he's worried about possibly-deranged people who listen to his show taking violent action, he went on the defensive.
"I knew when you guys called that this would be the crux of your interview and that's fine because the government is going to stage more terror attacks like it did in 1995, like it did in 2001 and try to blame it on the American people," he said.
New 9/11 video shows the WTC south tower exploding
This newly released video is a longer version of a well known newscast clip which shows a very relaxed scene only moments before the catastrophic collapse of the south tower. This clip proves that there were no warning signs before the tower collapsed and should put to rest claims that the collapse was in any way expected.
Another crucial fact we can deduce from the video is that there was a massive explosion before the tower started to collapse. Remember, light travels way faster that sound, yet the rumbling we hear actually precedes the collapse, meaning that there was a highly energetic event taking place before any external visual signs.
In short, this video shows that the south tower was blown up - there is no other way of describing it.
Indeed, the words "a huge explosion now raining debris on all of us..." are the last thing we hear from the presenter before he turns tail and runs.
Sept. 11 attacks did NOT elicit terror, but anger
Douglas Kenrick | 31 August 2010
What was the emotional timeline of September 11, 2010? A fascinating study of this topic was released yesterday in Psychological Science, authored by Mitja Back, Albrecht Kupfer, and Boris Egloff of Johannes Gutenberg University. The authors analyzed 6.4 million words from messages sent on 85,000 different pagers on September 11. The messages are anonymous and apparently available publicly on the internet. They sorted the messages into 5-min blocks, according to the time they were sent, and analyzed 216 time blocks. They started with messages sent at 6:45 a.m. (2 hours before the first attack) and analyzed those through the 18 hours after the attack. Using software developed by Jamie Pennebaker and his colleagues, the authors counted the percentage of words in each block related to (a) sadness (crying, grief), (b) anxiety (worried, fearful), and (c) anger (hate, annoyed).
Here’s a graph of their results.
There’s something quite interesting about those results. You’d expect an act of “terror” to elicit mostly feelings of anxiety and fear, yet as the day wore on, and the news sunk in, the reaction was primarily anger, and although people’s anxiety didn’t increase, their anger did.
We don’t want to conclude that terror isn’t part of the reaction to acts of terrorism. The authors cite other research suggesting that the attacks on September 11th did certainly elicit lots of stress. But the anger reaction tells us another, and perhaps more important, part of the story. This finding is consistent with decades of research on conflict and aggression in the laboratory: When you attack someone, it reliably elicits a counterattack.
These findings also show the folly of terrorism: The most likely reaction is a desire to counterattack. In the case of those attacks, they have certainly cost more Arab than American lives over the long haul.
Of course, the same goes for our counterattacks, every time our bombs have killed civilians, it has triggered more outrage and anger, and continued to feed back into the cycle of violence.
You don't need these new data to show that, but they are interesting in showing just how quick the reaction is; the bilateral support for Bush's decisions to start two wars in alleged response to those attacks, demonstrates that such wrath doesn't get replaced by a considered rational analysis too quickly.
Back, M. D., Kufner, A. C. P., & Egloff, B. (2010). The emotional timeline of September 11, 2001. Psychological Science.
Pennebaker J.W., Francis M.E., Booth R.J. (2001). Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC): LIWC 2001. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
New video of WTC7 shows Michael Hess calling for help
1 September 2010
After the first World Trade Center tower is hit, Barry Jennings, a City Housing Authority worker, and Michael Hess, New York’s corporation counsel, head up to the emergency command center of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which is on the 23rd floor of WTC 7. Testimony from Barry Jennings and Michael Hess has rarely been confirmed, until now. This video was just released via a FOIA (freedom of information act request) and New World Order Report has obtained and released it on the internet.
Take a look for yourself. Michael Hess, clearly visible, is stuck in the building. This corroborates the story they told that on the way down trying to evacuate the building, an explosion occurred inside of the building which trapped them. The stairway, where the explosion occurred, blew out the last floors in the stairwell. Barry Jennings gave an exclusive interview with Loose Change creator Dylan Avery where Barry stated that when he was finally found by firefighters, they stepped over dead bodies in the lobby on their way out. After the video publicly aired, Barry Jennings mysteriously died just before the BBC aired a piece about World Trade Center Building 7.