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At the end of Hill’s question being played on the large screen, the Fox News broadcast clearly picked up members of the audience booing the soldier.
http://veracitystew.com/2011/09/22/gop-debate-audience-boos-gay-soldier-video/At the end of Hill’s question being played on the large screen, the Fox News... more
Ryan Dawson had his highly controversial film on 9/11, the Iraq War and the 2001 Anthrax Attacks censored by YouTube on 9/11.
Just a week ago, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) protested the movie and attacked the maker of the movie instead of explaining what was the problem with the movie. The BBC copyright issue it claims is the infamous clip of WTC7 falling being reported falling when it was still there its in thousands of other videos.
This movie is still available for viewing on other channels, but there will most likely be a purge by YouTube as this is a movie that the criminals who carried out 9/11, organized the Iraq war and who are behind the 2001 Anthrax Attacks definitely do not want people to see.Ryan Dawson had his highly controversial film on 9/11, the Iraq War and the 2001... more
By David Edwards
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 -- 3:19 pm
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld isn't letting go of his talking points that support the U.S. invasion of Iraq following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Exactly 10 years after those attacks, Rumsfeld suggested to CNN's Fareed Zakaria Sunday that Iraq had been "hospitable" to al Qaeda before the U.S. invaded the country.
"There's no question that al Qaeda and Zarqawi and people were in Iraq," Rumsfeld argued. "They aggregated there."
"If we hadn't invaded, they wouldn't have been there," Zakaria pointed out.
"We don't know that," Rumsfeld insisted. "You don't know that. I don't know that."
"But they went in to fight us. So since we weren't there, why would they have gone into Iraq?" Zakaria countered.
"Why have they gone into Yemen and Somalia?" Rumsfeld asked. "Why do al Qaeda go anywhere? They go where it's hospitable."
"Right, and Iraq hadn't been hospitable," Zakaria said.
A Department of Defense Inspector General report declassified in 2007 debunked claims that Pentagon official Douglas Feith had made to bolster the Bush administration case for war, that there was a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.
"The Feith office alternative intelligence assessments concluded that Iraq and al Qaeda were cooperating and had a 'mature, symbiotic' relationship, a view that was not supported by the available intelligence, and was contrary to the consensus view of the Intelligence Community," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said in a statement.
In fact, George Piro, the former FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein, confirmed to CBS News that the Iraqi dictator had viewed Osama bin Laden as a threat.
In 2008, President George W. Bush admitted to ABC's Martha Raddatz that al Qaeda had not been Iraq before the invasion.
"Yeah, that's right," Bush agreed. "So what?"
"I really like Zakaria, to Bad he could not have done a Citizens Arrest!!!"By David Edwards Sunday, September 11th, 2011 -- 3:19 pm Former Defense Secretary... more
The September 11 attacks have been revealed as a last gasp of a fading, cult-like twentieth-century vision, not as the wave of the future. They were the equivalent of the frenetic dashing to and fro of a chicken already beheaded. Al-Qaeda’s core assumptions have been refuted by subsequent events and above all in 2011 by the Arab Spring.
AQ adopted a form of pan-Islamism, a dream of making Islam a basis for a national idea, so that an Islamic superpower could be created, in which Egypt and Saudi Arabia would be provinces. This superpower would be a dictatorship, and would come into being through the actions of pan-Islamic guerrillas in each country who would violently overthrow the national government. The point of attacking the United States was only that it was seen to stand behind the governments of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and so forth, making them impossible to overthrow.
The entire ideology was never more than a crackpot vision, entirely unrealistic and all the more violent for that. (A corollary is that one reason the US was not attacked again on that scale is that 9/11 was bait, and George W. Bush took the bait.)
Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush, however, saw the attacks as “an opportunity.” They were an opportunity to assert American dominance of the oil fields of the Middle East, and therefore, they reasoned, of the energy future of the entire world, ensuring the predominance of the American superpower throughout the twenty-first century.
Second, it has been demonstrated that the leading edge in political change in the Arab world is relatively secular youth who support labor unions and dignity for working people– i.e. that the most effective revolutionaries are a kind of Arab New Left, not small cells of fundamentalist terrorists.
Ironically, American politicians attempted to pull the wool over our eyes by saying that al-Qaeda hated us for our values. But it turns out that the Arabs are now the peoples sacrificing most for a rule of law, accountability, transparency, and parliamentary governance. One wonders, indeed, if they do not now value those things more than most Americans.
The real cost of the wars of aggression was a decline in the standing of the US abroad, a gutting of the UN Charter and international legal norms, and a de facto repeal civil liberties at home. The American people, however, are resilient and strong. The American system of government is flexible. If we are supine and abject, our children will not be. Already, federal government intrusion into our lives is being questioned on the right and the left alike. With hard work and a bit of luck, perhaps over the course of a generation, we can get our Bill of Rights back. And if government officials drag their feet too much in returning our inalienable rights to us, the Egyptian and Tunisian youth have already shown the way forward.
http://tinyurl.com/43ttzk4The September 11 attacks have been revealed as a last gasp of a fading, cult-like... more
via Rys2Sense and WhatReallyHappened
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . ." -- Pierre-Henri Bunel
"Ana raicha Al Qaeda" is colloquial for "I'm going to the toilet". A very common and widespread use of the word "Al-Qaeda" in different Arab countries in the public language is for the toilet bowl. This name comes from the Arabic verb "Qa'ada" which mean "to sit", pertinently, on the "Toilet Bowl". In most Arabs homes there are two kinds of toilets: "Al-Qaeda" also called the "Hamam Franji" or foreign toilet, and "Hamam Arabi" or "Arab toilet" which is a hole in the ground. Lest we forget it, the potty used by small children is called "Ma Qa'adia" or "Little Qaeda".
So, if you were forming a terrorist group, would you call yourself, "The Toilet"?via Rys2Sense and WhatReallyHappened "The truth is, there is no Islamic army... more
Historical Iraq Photos (32 pics)
http://www.rockingfundas.com/2011/09/historical-iraq-photos-32-pics.htmlHistorical Iraq Photos (32 pics)... more
Just back from IRAQ Tim Collette has a message for you. Thanks for preventing CHASE from taking fathers home.CHANGE.org saved soldier's home (with father) on return from IRAQ. Chase had ignored all fathers communication up till PETITION!
P.S. More big news! Change.org members also just blocked Ford Motor company from taking a New Jersey State Park and turning it into a toxic waste dump. Not bad!
Join CHANGE today! Change.org is the leading site for social change, providing daily news and information about important social issues and empowering people to take action.
http://tinyurl.com/432echnCHANGE.org saved soldier's home (with father) on return from IRAQ. Chase had... more
"Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project, writing recently at TomDispatch.com, noted that since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has spent about $8 trillion on national security. Even accounting for all the funds paid out for troop salaries, overseas base construction and the training and equipping indigenous allies in Iraq and Afghanistan, among many other costs, it’s clear that vast sums of Pentagon money are flowing somewhere other than to the top weapons-makers. Unknown to most U.S. taxpayers and even many Pentagon-watchers, some of the largest and most recognizable corporations in the world have also been getting rich on America’s wars. Below are five examples of “civilian” companies that have reaped major rewards from the Pentagon during its last decade at war: ""Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project, writing recently at... more
Great interview Cheney is a bald faced liar, sexist, draft dodging war criminal.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is researching how much taxpayer money in the Defense Department is being spent on turning American troops into practicing Christians. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.
Read more here: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/a_peek_at_the_militarys_budget_fo...
"So much for the Separation of Church and State??? Why Christianize them at my expense most people already have the religion there family raised them on, is that Not good enough???The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is researching how much taxpayer money in... more
Tonight, as we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11th, the National Geographic Channel will air a new documentary titled “George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.” In the two minute promo clip that was released, Bush lies multiple times about the events that took place on that fateful day. This article will expose the lies and show that Bush has changed his story repeatedly. We also provide evidence that Bush intended to invade Iraq from the first day of his Presidency. http://consciouslifenews.com/proof-lies-george-bush-national-geographic-interview-911/117388/Tonight, as we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11th, the National... more
In 2007, U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explained to Democracy Now's Amy Goodman that the government planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.
President Obama has done his part by initiating the war in Libya under a phony humanitarian crisis as well as keeping the Iraq war going.
Interesting how Syria is all of the sudden having this a presumably real humanitarian crisis, and of course Israel gets to kill as many Arab Christians and Muslims as they want, plus build a wall dividing the Arab and Christian population as well as forced segregation, but there's no humanitarian crisis in Gaza or the West Bank.In 2007, U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explained to Democracy Now's Amy... more
The FBI spying on independent journalist Justin Raimondo and Antiwar.com has only brought more attention to the issue of the FBI 's classifiying the evidence regarding the Israelis celebrating the events of 911.
Read an excerpt from the article "The FBI vs. Antiwar.com" by Justin Raimondo
"According to a memo stamped “Secret,” marked as “routine,” and dated April 30, 2004, we apparently drew the attention of the feds when we posted a copy of a “terrorist suspect list” [.pdf] which had been supplied by the US government to various corporate and governmental agencies, both here and abroad. These documents – including one posted on the web site of an Italian banking association – contained the names of those on a “watch list,” the product of an FBI operation dubbed “Operation Lookout.” The memo acknowledges the list “was posted on the internet” in “different versions,” but says the FBI “assessment was conducted on the findings discovered on www.antiwar.com.”
The April 30 memo – which was issued to FBI counterrorism offices in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and San Francisco – is prefaced with the following rather ominous “administrative” note:
“This document contains information obtained under the authority of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), 50 U.S.C., Section 1801. Such FISA derived information shall not be used in any criminal proceeding, including grand jury proceedings …”
After a paragraph of précis detailing the basic facts about Antiwar.com – its mission, personnel, and nonprofit status – the details of several database searches are enumerated. A search of the Universal Index (UNI) for antiwar.com “was negative,” however “a scan of the Electronic Case File (ECF) revealed numerous documents for [redacted] and antiwar.com.” This is apparently an index of documents, “intelligence,” and random rumors picked up by various FBI snoops.
The information revealed about Antiwar.com is, naturally, redacted, although we are given a hint as to the origins of some of the dirt they have on us: “File 65T-HQ-1427774 serial 26, dated 04/14/2004, from the Counterintelligence Unit CD-4E/11869 to the Washington Field Office furnished Washington Field Office with information received by [next four lines redacted].”
The redactions are extensive. The next entry refers to another file in the FBI database and starts out in mid sentence:
“…that he was in possession of a document which was written in Italian. This document specified that [redacted] was a suspect on an FBI list. The document contained[redacted] social security number, date of birth, and two previous addresses. [Redacted] was listed as [redacted] on a list dated 05/22/02. This document can be found at www.antiwar.com/justin/CI-08-02.pdf.”
This almost certainly refers to one of my columns about the mysterious “Urban Movers,” the Israeli employees of a New Jersey moving company who were arrested on 9/11/01 on suspicion they had some connection to the attacks. Five Israeli nationals were arrested that day, and held for over three months, subjected to lie detector tests, and later deported back to Israel. The owner of the company, one Dominick Suter, and his wife, fled to Israel the day before the police raided the company’s office and hauled away cartons of evidence: the Suters are among those listed on the “terrorist suspect list.” That was the angle I pursued in my columns, and it looks like the FBI also took an intense interest in the Suters.
The FBI’s intense interest in this “suspect list” verifies that, as I wrote on several occasions, it is indeed authentic. The “enclosures” accompanying the memo include two pieces written by me on the subject: one a piece I wrote for Chronicles magazine about the New Jersey incident, and another antiwar.com column which they wrongly attribute to some website styling itself as “Pravda” (a site which was never authorized to publish my work). While the FBI and the US government have long denounced the persistent stories [.pdf] of “Israeli art students” and “Urban Movers” conducting covert activities on Israel’s behalf in the US as an “urban myth,” their inclusion of Suter and his spouse on their “Operation Lookout” list and their apparent panic that I publicized this fact directly contradicts their denials.
Also be sure to watch the film War By Deception by Ryan Dawson at www.warbydeception.comThe FBI spying on independent journalist Justin Raimondo and Antiwar.com has only... more
President Obama's speech in Egypt echoes Bush's speech to the UN, in its warning not to challenge the 9/11 story.
"But let us be clear: Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with," he said.
"We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty. To inflame ethnic hatred is to advance the cause of terror."President Obama's speech in Egypt echoes Bush's speech to the UN, in its... more
Presented by the International News Net. A made for television event at Walker Stage in lower Manhattan on September 11th, 2011
11:30 till 5pm
Suggested Donation: $10
56 Walker Street, Manhattan
Take 6 or N trains to Canal St. Station
Walker St. is 1 block south of Canal St., between Broadway and 6th Avenue
Join us for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 as we examine issues of media coverage, plane evidence of pilot and airplane anomolies, procedural discrepancies, the Bin-Laden effect, the 9/11 Commission cover-up, the NIST cover-up, remembering the reality not the myth, and more.
Our panel presentation will contain objective analysis gathered from 10 years of independent research by leading professionals into the events leading up to, the day of, and following that fateful day.
Mike Rivero, whatreallyhappened.com
Richard Gage, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
Wayne Madsen, former Naval officer, former NSA, investigative journalist, thewaynemadsenreport.com
Barbara Honneger, author of "October Surprise", researcher of Pentagon attack
Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Journalism, NYU
Webster Tarpley, author & historian
More to be announced soon.
Our panel presentations are sure to be a very special discourse in objective analysis gathered from 10 years of alternative research into the events of 9/11 which pose profound questions of the official narrative. Afterall, 10 years is time enough for truth!
This event will be followed by a premier screening of 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out. Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage, will be there to introduce this new, ground-breaking film.Presented by the International News Net. A made for television event at Walker Stage... more
New reports claim the Obama Administration is on the verge of deals that would keep troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for years to come.New reports claim the Obama Administration is on the verge of deals that would keep... more
War by Deception, the definitive 9/11 documentary
'In all affairs, it's a healthy thing, now and then, to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted'
Anyone looking at the events of 9/11 with an open mind understands full well that the government conspiracy can not be true.
This is documented in almost all the 9/11 films, which invariably focus only on the problems with the official story. Until seeing War by Deception, it was obvious I had been missing the forest for the trees. This three hour epic brings matters full circle; capturing in three concise hours what likely took years of research by Mr. Ryan Dawson.
If a three hour movie is a turn off for you, it is very likely that you don't have the desire to understand the full spectrum of this issue to begin with. Not only does it demolish the official conspiracy, it ties together the fraud of the Iraq war, as well as the key Anthrax link that most miss, linking it to the same group of (mostly) dual citizen criminals whose success in hijacking the American government and using it as an engine for their own ends is unlike anything ever witnessed in history.
This film should be mandatory viewing for every American, and frankly, anyone who is deeply troubled by what has transpired in the years since 9/11. Ryan Dawson is a true patriot and hero of the highest order, and War By Deception is the definitive documentary on the 9/11 fraud."War by Deception, the definitive 9/11 documentary http://www.warbydeception.com/... more
BAGHDAD — As leaders in the Arab world and other countries condemn President Bashar al-Assad’s violent crackdown on demonstrators in Syria, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq has struck a far friendlier tone, urging the protesters not to “sabotage” the state and hosting an official Syrian delegation.
Mr. Maliki’s support for Mr. Assad has illustrated how much Iraq’s position in the Middle East has shifted toward an axis led by Iran.BAGHDAD — As leaders in the Arab world and other countries condemn President... more
On Monday, a federal appeals court refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two U.S. citizens against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and unnamed others for developing, authorizing and using harsh interrogation techniques against detainees in Iraq. Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel were working for a private U.S. government contractor, Shield Group Security, in 2006 when they witnessed the sale of U.S. government weapons to Iraqi rebel groups for money and alcohol. After they became FBI informants and collaborated with an investigation into their employer, the company revoked their credentials for entering Iraq’s so-called Green Zone, effectively barring them from the safest part of the country. Shortly afterward, they were arrested and detained by U.S. troops, moved to the U.S.-run prison at Camp Cropper, and subjected to extreme sleep deprivation, interrogated for hours at a time, kept in a very cold cell, and denied food and water for long periods. They were eventually released and never charged with a crime. For more on his story, we speak with Donald Vance, a U.S. Navy veteran, and with Andrea Prasow, the senior counsel in the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program at Human Rights Watch. [includes rush transcript]
Watch the interview at the link......... http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/11/us_navy_vet_sues_donald_rumsfeldOn Monday, a federal appeals court refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two U.S.... more