Killtown's

 

9/11 coincidences and oddities page!

(and other note worthy tidbits.)

 

Pre 200120019/11 2002 20032004 2005 2006

 

Last updated:  07/28/2008

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Bird flu: Much ado about nothing -Capitol Hill Blue (01/01/06)

Scariest building in New York, Jitters over demolition of toxic tower near WTC (01/01/06)

Perceptions of Alleged Hussein-9/11 Link Changing in U.S. (01/01/06)

Book: CIA Ignored Info Iraq Had No WMD (01/02/06)

Support for Bush drops among US military: poll (01/02/06)

CIA operative says Bush, military leaders let bin Laden escape -Capitol Hill Blue (01/02/06)

9/11: A Special White House Slide Show, April '01 Prague meeting between Atta and Iraqi spy (01/02/06)

Rhode Island Legalizes Medical Marijuana (01/03/06)

Abramoff Plea Could Have Far-Reaching Implications (01/03/06)

Cuba paid Oswald to kill Kennedy, new film says (01/04/06)

'In Plane Site' aired on Aussie TV (01/04/06) [watch here]

White House Told NSA Briefings Broke Law (01/04/06)

Files Say Agency Initiated Growth of Spying Effort, NSA acted on its own, without formal directive from Bush (01/04/06)

Cheney Says Eavesdropping Program Might Have Prevented 9/11 (01/04/06)

9-11 Families Pan NSA Snooping (01/04/06)

Supreme Court Says U.S. Can Move Padilla (01/04/06)

Bush, Cheney Fight for Patriot Act Renewal (01/04/06)

Bush could bypass new torture ban (01/04/06)

GOP moves to distance itself from disgraced lobbyist (01/04/06)

Bush to Give Up $6,000 Linked to Abramoff (01/04/06)

Israeli links to 9/11? -AlJazeera (01/05/06)

NSA whistleblower asks to testify (01/05/06)

Padilla Brought to Face Civilian Charges (01/05/06)

Homeland Security opening private mail (01/06/06)

Poll: Most Say U.S. Needs Warrant to Snoop (01/06/06)

Union Links Retiree Death to 9/11 Cleanup; 34-Year-Old NY Officer Died of Respiratory Disease (01/07/06)

$13K for 911 truth?; NIST demands $13,278 for massive photo/video library of 9/11 NYC events -GNN (01/08/06)

NSA Whistleblower Alleges Illegal Spying (01/10/06)

Bush to Democrats: Don't Slam Iraq Policy, or risk giving "comfort to our adversaries" (01/10/06)

LETTERS:  Government complicit in 9/11 (01/10/06)

Bush planned war with Iraq long before 9/11 attacks -Capitol Hill Blue (01/11/06)

Blair Says West Likely to Sanction Iran (01/11/06)

Bin Laden Aide Goes Before Military Panel (01/11/06)

Man Sentenced to Life in Bush Attack (01/11/06)

EU calls for UN action over Iran (01/12/06)

NYC dismissed as defendant in 7 collapse (01/12/06)

Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government -Capitol Hill Blue (01/13/06)

Bush Authorized Domestic Spying Before 9/11 - truthout.org (01/13/06)

Bush Rejects Call to Shut Gitmo Prison (01/13/06)

Gonzales to Testify on Domestic Spying (01/13/06)

OpEd Letter: Did someone in FBI want 9/11 attacks? (01/13/06)

Iran Threatens to Block U.N. Inspections (01/13/06)

DECLINE AND FALL OF 911 - FreeMarketNews  (01/14/06)

9/11 testimony censored,  Witness forbidden to mention attack in quoting defendant calling destroyed files Symbol's 'lucky break'  (01/14/06)

Qaeda No.2 away during attack: Pakistan official (01/14/06)

EU3 launch move to refer Iran to UN Security Council (01/16/06)

2004 Ohio Precinct-Level Exit Poll Data Show Virtually Irrefutable Evidence of Vote Miscount (01/17/06)

Spy agency's post-9/11 data sidetracked FBI: NY Times (01/17/06)

9/11 workers die after respiratory illnesses (01/17/06)

9/11 suit tossed; Can't blame city, Motorola for faulty radios: top court (01/18/06)

'Jersey Girls' response to new bin Laden Audiotape (01/19/06)

Duke Professor Skeptical of bin Laden Tape (01/19/06)

Feds Seek Google Records in Porn Probe (01/19/06)

Edmonds:  American's haven't heard who real 9/11 culprit is -Prison Planet  (01/19/06)

CIA Says Voice on Tape Is Bin Laden's (01/19/06)

'Bin Laden' Tape Warns of Attacks, Offers Truce (01/19/06)

Liars present 'Loose Change 911'; New York rockers will introduce film (01/19/06)

Bin Laden threats may boost Bush (01/20/06)

Latest White House report says spy power "confirmed" by 9/11 (01/20/06)

Attack hit 4 al-Qaida leaders, officials say (01/20/06)

Lindh's father seeks clemency for son (scroll down) (01/20/06)

Oklahoma City bombing figure gets early release  (01/20/06)

U.S. Rejects Any 'Truce' With Bin Laden (01/20/06)

Iran says moving assets (01/20/06)

Pentagon Analyst Gets 12 Years in Spy Case; gave classified info to Israeli diplomat and two members of pro-Israel lobbying group (01/20/06)

Oxford Union Debate: Was 9/11 A Myth? -Scoop (01/23/06)

Deported 9-11 detainees returning for depositions in lawsuit (01/23/06)

9/11 responders are now in need of help (01/23/06)

KBR AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CONTINGENCY SUPPORT PROJECT FOR EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES -Halliburton (01/24/06)

Senators: White House Stalls Katrina Probe (01/24/06)

The new bomb dog answers to a name entwined with 9/11 (01/24/06)

Investigator: U.S. 'Outsourced' Torture (01/24/06)

Pre-Katrina Warnings Not Heeded (01/24/06)

Gonzales Says NSA Criticism Misleading (01/24/06)

U.S. Must Submit Papers to Moussaoui Team (01/25/06)

Feds Agree to Pay ACLU Over No-Fly List (01/25/06)

Bush: Bin Laden Should Be Taken Seriously (01/25/06)

Locals challenge 9/11 in film (01/26/06)

Israel tried to kill bin Laden in 1996: paper  (01/26/06)

US has military options against Iran - but also risks backlash (01/26/06)

Letters: Bush failed to act on pre-9/11 warnings (01/26/06)

Scholars Repudiate Official Version of 9/11 (01/27/06)

Military campaigns in the Middle East (01/27/06)

BYU professor's group accuses U.S. officials of lying about 9/11  (01/28/06)

Experts Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax (01/30/02)

"The first questioner, getting into the spirit of the forum, declared of the administration: "These criminals and gangsters, thugs as I regard them, I believe engineered 9/11." - Washington Post (01/30/02)

9/11 'truth' on their minds as Bush speaks tonight (01/31/02)

Bush-Bashing 9/11 Widow Is Hillary Clinton's SOTU Guest (01/31/02)

Cynthia McKinney's Home Vandalized (01/31/02)

Avoiding the hard questions - 9/11 ATTACKS -Miami Herald (02/01/06)

Jeb shredding state records? (02/01/06)

Congressman subpoenaed for 9/11 trial (02/02/06)

Questions remain from 9/11 report, professor says (02/02/06)

A 9/11 Conspirator in King Bush's Court? (02/02/06)

Bush Wants $120 Billion More For Wars (02/02/06)

Decoding the Secrets of JFK and 9/11 (02/03/06)

Gallup: More Than Half of Americans Feel Bush Deliberately Misled Country on Iraq WMD (02/03/06)

Blair 'made secret US Iraq pact' (02/03/06)

Blair, Bush set for war in '03 (02/03/06)

Robertson again calls for Chavez's assassination: "Not now, but one day" (02/03/06)

Bush signs extension of anti-terrorism law (02/03/06)

Iraq war is costing $100,000 per minute (02/03/06)

Bush 'plotted to lure Saddam into war with fake UN plane' (02/03/06)

Papers: Ford White House Weighed Wiretaps (02/04/06)

'Outraged' Whitman defends 9/11 stand; Ex-EPA boss okay with safe air quality edict (02/04/06)

U.N. Nuclear Agency Reports Iran to Security Council (02/04/06)

Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers (02/04/06)

More Allegations of Libby Lies Revealed (02/04/06)

Pentagon Announces Sweeping Defense Review (02/04/06)

US counts war cost: $585bn (02/04/06)

Iran is world's top sponsor of terrorism: Rumsfeld (02/04/06)

Powell's former chief of staff on Iraq intel: 'I participated in a hoax' -RawStory (02/05/06)

Physics Professor Questions 'Official Story' of 9/11 (02/05/06)

Rove Threatens Republican Senators... Support The President On Wiretapping Or Else -Huffington Post (02/06/06)

Bush's $2.77T Budget Boosts Defense (02/06/06)

Gonzales defends domestic spying against al Qaeda (02/06/06)

Moussaoui disrupts start of jury selection (02/06/06)

Cleric Linked to 9-11 Plotter Sentenced (02/07/06)

THE 9/11 STORY IS A HOAX? -FreeMarketNews  (02/08/06)

Moroccan Man in Terrorist Cell With 9/11 Hijackers Goes Free (02/08/06)

U.S.: Brooklyn bookseller sought to help terrorists after 9/11 (02/08/06)

ENRON, CHENEY, 9/11, LIVE HIJACKERS, & DEAD MICROBIOLOGISTS -NewsWithViews (02/09/06)

Cartoon-protest leader welcomed 9-11; Reports tie him to bin Laden, other terrorist leaders (02/09/06)

Paper: White House Knew About Levees Early (02/09/06)

Libby: White House 'Superiors' OK'd Leaks (02/09/06)

Congress Attempts to Kill the "Third-Party Threat" - LP.org (02/10/06)

Bush Says Spy Work Helped Stop 2002 Attack (02/10/06)

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits All-Time High (02/10/06)

Ex-FEMA Chief Brown Blames DHS (02/10/06)

US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites (02/12/06)

Moussaoui Defense Reveals Details of Pre-9/11 Knowledge, Claims U.S. Failed to Investigate Him  (02/12/06)

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter  (02/12/06)

9/11 claims another officer's life (02/12/06)

Weldon: 'Able Danger' ID'd Atta 13 Times (02/14/06)

Was Cheney Drunk? -Huffington Post (02/14/06)

Al Qaeda leaders elusive post-Sept 11 (02/14/06)

Moussaoui Allowed Back In Courtroom (02/15/06)

Cheney, "A Beer or Two," and a Gun (02/15/06)

Saddam on Tape: Terrorists Will Attack D.C. (02/15/06)

VP Accident Tale Filled With Discrepancies (02/18/06)

The US prepares for a 'Long War' rather than the 'War on Terror' (02/18/06)

 


 

February 21, 2006 -  Killtown is mentioned in a Village Voice article.

 

The Seekers; The birth and life of the '9-11 Truth movement'

"Essentially, it's all about physics and common sense. Cut steel, and buildings fall. Crash a plane, and the Earth gets scarred. Fire a missile; see a hole. What's up must come down, cause makes effect, and for the truth to set you free, it must be freed itself.

Its name notwithstanding, the 9-11 Truth movement tells a story—and is a story—about what happens when the government lies. Again, it's simple physics: For every action, there's a reaction equal and opposite.

Everyone has a September 11 tale about how we watched the events in "disbelief." But some people really didn't believe, and in the immediate aftermath of the attacks their doubts took form on the Internet on sites like serendipity.li, plaguepuppy.net, and Killtown." - Village Voice (02/21/06)

 


 

February 22, 2006 - The Penta-Lawn 2000! is featured in a Free Market News article.

9/11 HOAX?
"Yet another angle is being presented on how the September 11, 2001 Pentagon crash of American Airlines Flight 77 was a hoax. The website known as the "the web fairy" begins with a sales-pitch: "Introducing the amazing new Penta-Lawn 2000! The most The most resilient lawn ever! lawn ever! ... It's fire proof! ... It's skid proof! ... It even repels plane debris!"
It then lists a long string of quotes from American mainstream media from reportage that day, and notes that nearly all of them describe the crash as "a landing on the ground, a skidding and an impact" with the Pentagon wall ... or words to that effect. It then shows a series of before-and-after photos of the lawn surrounding the Pentagon, especially near the alleged crash-site. "Just think what this would do to your lawn after an explosion like this," the pitch continues. "Plane debris, skid marks, fire burns, jet fuel, luggage, body parts, yuck! You would have to shell out thousands of dollars to clean up this mess! But wait, this is not your ordinary lawn!"
It then shows a picture of the turf surrounding the Pentagon, taken the same day of the alleged crash (while they were putting out the fire, before they covered the whole place with sand) and compares it to similar shots following plane crashes including the one in Vladivostock. A picture is worth a thousand words in this case.
for the pictures, descriptions and accounts:  Click Here For The Full Story " -
FreeMarketNews.com (02/22/06)

(Note that the Penta-Lawn 2000! is a creation by Killtown and not by The Web Fairy as the article implies.)


March 1, 2006 - Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Against Defense Department for Withholding Video of 9/11 Attack on Pentagon

"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a lawsuit on February 22, 2006 against the Department of Defense to force the release of a video that allegedly shows United Flight 77 striking the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  Judicial Watch seeks the information in part to help put to rest conspiracy theories that a government drone or missile hit the Pentagon rather than the hijacked United airplane. 

Judicial Watch originally filed a Freedom of Information Act request on December 15, 2004, seeking all records pertaining to camera recordings from the Sheraton National Hotel, the Nexcomm/Citgo gas station, Pentagon security cameras and the Virginia Department of Transportation.  The Department of Defense admitted in a January 26, 2005 letter that it possessed a videotape responsive to Judicial Watch’s request.  However, the Pentagon advised that the video is exempt from release because it is, “part of an ongoing investigation involving Zacarias Moussaoui.”

Judicial Watch argues in its lawsuit that “there is no legal basis” for the DOD’s refusal to release the videotape.  First, while the Freedom of Information Act does allow an exemption for ongoing law enforcement investigations, the Defense Department does not have law enforcement authority over Moussaoui.  That belongs to the Department of Justice or the FBI.  Second, the investigation of Moussaoui is complete.  He pleaded guilty in April 2005 to conspiring with al-Qaida to fly planes into U.S. buildings.  Jury selection in Moussaoui’s death penalty trial is nearly finished, and opening arguments are scheduled for March 6.

“There is no legal or rational basis for the Department of Defense to withhold this video,” said JW President Tom Fitton.  “There may be nothing of importance on this tape, but our experience has been that whenever the government takes extraordinary measures to keep the lid on documents, it is worth investigating.” 

A copy of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the Defense Department and the original FOIA request is available for review on Judicial Watch’s Internet site, www.judicialwatch.org." - Judicial Watch (03/01/06)

 

(See also:  Killtown's:  Flight 77 - fabricated Pentagon security video)

 


 

March 19, 2006 - 'Scholars for 9/11 Truth' student member and bioengineering student Michael Zebuhr dies from being shot twice in the head after his group of four people were mugged by two young individuals the previous night in Minneapolis even though no one in his group put up any resistance to the muggers.

 

Police: Man Shot In Head During Uptown Robbery

"A 25-year-old man is in critical condition at the Hennepin County Medical Center after a Saturday night shooting in Uptown.
The man was walking with his mother, sister and her friend after they finished dinner in a restaurant at Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street.
According to police, two men approached the group about 10 p.m. at 31st Street and Girard Avenue South. The suspects allegedly stole the mother's purse. Then, even though the victims didn't put up a fight, the suspects allegedly fired two shots, hitting the man in the head.
Kris Arenson, an inspector from the Minneapolis Police Department said, "Usually when the purse is given up, or even if the purse isn't given up, we haven't had any (people) that have been shot."
Police said the suspects immediately fled the scene, jumped into a white car and headed south on Girard Avenue.
Police gave vague descriptions of the suspects, only saying they are men between 17 years old and 22 years old and were both wearing dark clothing." - WCCO (03/20/06)

 

Man Shot In Uptown Dies

"A man shot in the head in the Uptown area of Minneapolis on Saturday night died late Sunday night at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Michael Zebuhr, 25, was a Ph.D. student at Clemson University in South Carolina. He was enrolled in the bioengineering program. He dreamed of working at NASA someday.
He was from Buckhannon, W.Va. and was a 2005 graduate of Davis and Elkins College, a private Presbyterian School in Elkins, W.Va. Officials there said he received B.S. degrees there in chemistry and math. They said he was a student leader as well as a member of the school's ski team.
Friends and family said Zebuhr also loved mountain biking, math and science.
Police said Zebuhr was walking to a parked car with family members, when robbers approached them and demanded his mother's purse. She gave it to the gunmen without any resistance. One of the men then shot Zebuhr.
Lt. Lee Edwards of the Minneapolis Police Department said, "Within a half hour of the incident, we had already had six homicide investigators or six officers with homicide experience already working this thing."
Police are hoping for a break in the case. Several security cameras were pointed in the direction where the shooting happened and police are now reviewing those tapes.
Anyone with more information is asked to call Minneapolis Police at 612-692-8477." - WCCO (03/21/06)

 

Uptown Residents Fight Back After Shooting

"Minneapolis Police are reviewing videotape from security cameras after a shooting in the Uptown neighborhood over the weekend.
Michael Zebuhr, 25, was shot in the head in the 3100 block of Girard Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday.
Police said on Saturday night, Zebuhr was walking to a parked car with family members, when robbers approached them and demanded his mother's purse. She gave it to the gunmen without any resistance.
One gunman shot Zebuhr twice in the head. Police said the shooting appeared to be cold-blooded and unprovoked.
Uptown's usual upbeat atmosphere remains on edge with no suspects in the case.
She said that although the shooting is a tragedy, it was very unusual and similar crimes rarely happen in that area.
Devens and other neighbors said the rising rate in burglaries and robberies in the area has given them concern.
According to officials, burglary is up 14 percent and robbery is up 43 percent compared to one year ago." - WCCO (03/21/06)

 

Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Who We Are

"Student Members

Michael Zebuhr (SM)
Bioengineering, Clemson University" - Scholars for 9/11 Truth

 


 

March 20, 2006 - Senior FBI officials were warned about 70 times of 9/11 plot.

 

Agent: FBI warned 70 times of 9-11 plot; Operative who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui says he made superiors aware of hijack plan

"An FBI agent testifying today at the death penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui says he warned senior officials about 70 times of fears that the confessed al-Qaida plotter planned to hijack an airliner.
Harry Samit, the agent who arrested Moussaoui, said he accused his superiors of "criminal negligence" and "careerism" when questioned during a U.S. government inquiry on Moussaoui's role in the 9-11 plot, according to Agence France-Presse.

The agent's testimony came as the death penalty trial resumed one week after Judge Leonie Brinkema threatened to throw out the prosecution's case over witness tampering. Friday, Brinkema agreed to continue if prosecution lawyers use only uncontaminated witnesses.
The defense insists the government had known much more about the 9-11 plot than Moussaoui but failed to take action to stop it.
In a memo presented by the defense during testimony, Samit warned that Moussaoui was an Islamic fundamentalist who believed in martyrdom, was learning how to fly a 747 jet and had a portable GPS navigation system, AFP reported. He also, the agent pointed out, was armed with small knives and learning martial arts.
Samit was questioned today about the memo, which he sent to FBI headquarters in Washington on Aug. 18, 2001, less than a month before the 9-11 attacks.
The agent said that when Moussaoui was arrested, he seemed to be in a hurry to finish his 747 flight training on a simulator in Minnesota." - WorldNetDaily (03/20/06)

 


 

Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story - Prison Planet (03/20/06) Listen to interview

 

Hollywood Actor Charlie Sheen Calls 9/11 'Conspiracy Theory' - Human Events (03/22/06)

 

Charlie Sheen Joins Conspiracy Chorus on 9/11 Attacks - National Ledger (03/22/06)

 

SHEEN: WHAT 9/11 HIJACKERS? - NY Post (03/23/06)

 

Charlie Sheen: 9/11 "Feels Like A Conspiracy Theory" - Huffington Post (03/23/06)

 

Charlie Sheen: 'Challenge Me On the Facts' - Prison Planet (03/24/06) Listen to interview

 

Charlie Sheen's Statement to the London Guardian - Prison Planet (03/27/06)

 

Federal judge rules: McVeigh had help; Bolsters claims government had informant inside conspiracy to attack federal building - WorldNetDaily (03/30/06)

 

April 9, 2006 - Mr. Tom Ridge will act as an advisor to Prime Minister Berisha and Albanian Government - keshilliministrave.al

 

June 6-12, 2006 - Unquestioned Answers; Nonconspiracy theorist David Ray Griffin takes aim at the official 9/11 story - metroactive.com

 

 


 

June 23, 2006 - Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta unexpectedly announces he will resign just one day after Prof. Jim Fetzer from Scholars for 9/11 Truth was on FOX's Hannity & Colmes show and talked about Mineta's 9/11 Commission testimony of what Prof. Fetzer suggests is proof of Vice President Cheney issuing a stand down order.

 

Transportation Chief Norman Mineta Resigns

"Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, who helped rebuild confidence in U.S. airports and flying after the Sept. 11 attacks, said Friday he's leaving the Bush administration.
"It is time for me to move on to other challenges," Mineta said in a letter to President Bush.
White House press secretary Tony Snow announced the July 7 resignation. Asked why Mineta, 74, decided to leave, Snow said: "Because he wanted to."
"He was not being pushed out," Snow said. "As a matter of fact, the president and the vice president and others were happy with him. He put in five and half years that's enough time." - ABC (06/23/06)

 

"22 June 2006:  Interview: Jim Fetzer will be the guest discussing 9/11 with Hannity & Colmes 6-7:00 PM/PT (9-10:00 PM/ET) FOX TV" - Scholars for 9/11 Truth  [video:  youtube, 9/11 Blogger]

 

(See also:  9/11 - Young man enters PEOC and tells Cheney a plane is approaching D.C. and asks if orders still stand; May 23, 2003 - Mineta testifies at the 9/11 Commission hearings)

 


 

June 30, 2006 - Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Joins Iridium Satellite Board of Directors - iridium.com

 

C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden - NY Times (07/03/06)

 


 

August 2006 - NIST awards Controlled Demolition, Inc (CDI) as a subcontractor to help determine if explosives were used to bring down WTC 7.

 

WTC 7 Technical Approach and Status Summary

"NIST is analyzing scenarios for the event that initiated the collapse of WTC 7. As a part of this work, NIST is considering whether hypothetical blast events could have played a role in initiating the collapse. While NIST has found no evidence of a blast or controlled demolition event, NIST will estimate the magnitude of hypothetical blast scenarios that could have led to the structural failure of one or more critical elements as a result of blast.

Progress to Date

8/06 Awarded contract to ARA (with CDI and SGH as subcontractors) for analysis of hypothetical blast events and assistance with structural analysis of initiating events." - NIST [PDF - local]

 


 

9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes - Vanity Fair (08/01/06)

 


 

August 2, 2006 - Some of the 9/11 commission concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to 9/11 may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public and debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for a criminal investigation.

 

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon; Allegations Brought to Inspectors General

"Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.
Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said.

In the end, the panel agreed to a compromise, turning over the allegations to the inspectors general for the Defense and Transportation departments, who can make criminal referrals if they believe they are warranted, officials said.
"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."
Although the commission's landmark report made it clear that the Defense Department's early versions of events on the day of the attacks were inaccurate, the revelation that it considered criminal referrals reveals how skeptically those reports were viewed by the panel and provides a glimpse of the tension between it and the Bush administration.
For more than two years after the attacks, officials with NORAD and the FAA provided inaccurate information about the response to the hijackings in testimony and media appearances. Authorities suggested that U.S. air defenses had reacted quickly, that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings and that fighters were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington.
In fact, the commission reported a year later, audiotapes from NORAD's Northeast headquarters and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and at one point chased a phantom aircraft -- American Airlines Flight 11 -- long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.
Maj. Gen. Larry Arnold and Col. Alan Scott told the commission that NORAD had begun tracking United 93 at 9:16 a.m., but the commission determined that the airliner was not hijacked until 12 minutes later. The military was not aware of the flight until after it had crashed in Pennsylvania.
These and other discrepancies did not become clear until the commission, forced to use subpoenas, obtained audiotapes from the FAA and NORAD, officials said. The agencies' reluctance to release the tapes -- along with e-mails, erroneous public statements and other evidence -- led some of the panel's staff members and commissioners to believe that authorities sought to mislead the commission and the public about what happened on Sept. 11.
"I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described," John Farmer, a former New Jersey attorney general who led the staff inquiry into events on Sept. 11, said in a recent interview. "The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. . . . This is not spin. This is not true."
John F. Lehman, a Republican commission member and former Navy secretary, said in a recent interview that he believed the panel may have been lied to but that he did not believe the evidence was sufficient to support a criminal referral." - Washington Post (08/02/06)

 

(See also:  July 31, 2004 - Senator Mark Dayton says NORAD and the FAA lied about failures on 9/11)

 


 

August 6, 2006 - Killtown's blogpost alleging that Val McClatchey's infamous red barn smoke plume photo of the alleged crash of Flight 93 is either a smoke plume from a different explosion originating much closer to her house, or that the smoke plume was photoshopped on there makes headline news at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake

"Taken the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, seconds after United Airlines Flight 93 plunged into a nearby field, the eerie photo was, and still is, according to the FBI, the closest thing it's got to an image of the crash itself.
Val McClatchey snapped the single picture with her new digital camera. The wife and mother had been sitting on the edge of her sofa, clutching her second cup of coffee and watching the smoking towers of the World Trade Center on TV, when she heard the sudden surge of a plane engine, followed by a violent, house-shaking boom. Mrs. McClatchey grabbed the camera and ran onto the front porch of her house along Indian Lake.
"I didn't even aim. I was just like, 'Oh, my God,' " she said. She dropped the camera, jolting the battery loose, then tried in vain to call her husband, son and daughter. She had no idea what she'd captured until the state police put a call out to people in the area, asking for photos, debris and other evidence. She took a printout of her photo to the police, she said, and, within an hour, FBI agents were at her house.
She copyrighted her photo and gave it a title, "End of Serenity." This would later prove an apt description of what was in store for Mrs. McClatchey, 50. She would find herself the target of 9/11 conspiracy theorists and involved in a copyright lawsuit against The Associated Press.
During the next few years, the photo would appear in magazines and newspapers, from Newsweek to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, with Mrs. McClatchey's permission. It became part of a fund-raising brochure for the Flight 93 Memorial Fund. Copies are available upon request, with proceeds going to the charity Heroic Choices, formerly the Todd Beamer Foundation.
But Mrs. McClatchey's fame has recently taken a sour turn. The real estate agent has recently become a target of bloggers calling themselves "9-11 researchers," who are seeking to prove that the U.S. government was complicit in the attacks that brought down the Twin Towers, pierced the Pentagon and crashed United Airlines Flight 93. "The End of Serenity" has turned out to be their smoking gun.
The smoke plume doesn't line up right, they say. It is too large in the frame. The smoke is characteristic of an ordnance blast, not a jet fuel fire, further evidence that the government shot down Flight 93. They analyze wind direction, debris patterns and camera trajectories, all in the service of the theory that the crash was faked.
On a simple Google search, Mrs. McClatchey's name now pops up in the same sentence as "total fraud."
"Val McClatchey has made it unmistakably clear to us that she intends to milk her 9-11 claim to fame for all it's worth, truth be damned," writes Lisa Guliani, of WingTV (World Independent News Group), who traveled to Stoystown to interview Mrs. McClatchey.
"If the smoke plume was photo-shopped on there, then that could mean either that the photo was simply a fraud by Val, or it was a fraud by her and the FBI and/or other government agents since she did mention that the FBI did inspect the memory card from her camera," writes a blogger identified as Killtown.
Mrs. McClatchey was taken aback by the personal criticism by those who, she said, "hide behind their aliases." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (08/06/06)

 

(See also:  Killtown's:   Val McClatchey Photo: More Smoking Guns, or Total Fraud?)

 


 

9/11 conspiracy theorists energized - CNN (08/06/06)

 

August 9, 2006 -  Alvin B. ("Buzzy") Krongard, Former Investment Banking and CIA Veteran, Joins Iridium Satellite Board of Directors - iridium.com

 

Former Giuliani Aide Found Strangled; Investigators Rule Out Suicide In Death Of Martin Barreto - wcbstv (08/23/06)  Court Papers: Man Admits Strangling Giuliani Aide - wcbstv (10/06/06)

 

Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked - scotsman.com (08/28/06)

 

Some look back to 9/11 and see a U.S. conspiracy - Star Tribune (09/05/06)

 

Fury as academics claim 9/11 was 'inside job' - Daily Mail UK (09/06/06)

 

September 7, 2006 - A Grieving Mother Wonders What Really Happened on 9/11- independent.com

 

September 8, 2006 - 9/11 conspiracy theorists multiply; Many Americans suspect U.S. government involvement or complicity - msnbc

 

September 8, 2006 - Senate: Saddam Saw al-Qaida As Threat; Senate Report Says Saddam Hussein Regarded al-Qaida As a Threat Rather Than a Possible Ally - abcnews

 

September 8, 2006 - Senate: No Prewar Saddam-al-Qaida Ties; Senate Intelligence Report Says No Evidence of Prewar Ties Between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida - abcnews

 

 

 


 

September 8, 2006 - Do you believe any 9/11 conspiracy theories? - msnbc

 

 


 

September 11, 2006 - Meet the No Planers; They believe there weren't any planes on 9/11 - newstatesman.com

 

September 11, 2006 - More Canadians blaming U.S. policies for Sept. 11 attacks - canada.com

 

September 11, 2006 - One in 5 Canadians sees 9/11 as US plot - poll - news.oneindia

 

September 12, 2006 - Theory that U.S. orchestrated Sept. 11 attacks 'not absurd': Venezuela - uruknet.com

 

September 12, 2006 - Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs - CNN [reprint:  infowars.com]

 

September 21, 2006 - Pentagon: Able Danger Couldn't Stop 9/11 - abcnews

 

September 22, 2006 - US 'threatened to bomb' Pakistan - bbc

 


 

September 15, 2006 - The U.S. government releases a CITGO gas station security video that barely shows the Pentagon explosion and does not show a plane.

 

CITGO Gas Station Cameras Near Pentagon Evidently Did Not Capture Attack

"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released a videotape from the FBI that was taken from a CITGO gas station near the Pentagon. Many believed the video would show American Airlines Flight 77 striking the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The videotape, which depicts views from the gas station's six security cameras, shows that the CITGO cameras did not seem to capture the actual attack. The tape was partially obscured by the FBI to protect the privacy of individuals captured on video in the CITGO convenience store. The FBI released the videotape as the result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act request and related lawsuit.
Judicial Watch originally filed a Freedom of Information Act request on December 15, 2004 seeking all records pertaining to September 11, 2001 camera recordings of the Pentagon attack from the Nexcomm/CITGO gas station, Pentagon security cameras and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the FBI on June 22, 2006. (In May 2006, The Department of Defense released videos depicting the attack in response to another Judicial Watch lawsuit.)
The FBI has agreed to release to Judicial Watch a videotape obtained from the Doubletree Hotel near the Pentagon by November 9, 2006.
"With the release of this videotape, we are one step closer to completing the public record on the September 11 terrorist attacks," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "The CITGO tape evidently does not show the Pentagon attack, which the American people can now see for themselves. This videotape was the subject of intense public debate. Now that it has been released to the public, there is no reason for further speculation about what it does or does not show." - Judicial Watch (09/15/06)

 

- Watch video clip here.

 

(See also: December 2, 2006 - Doubletree Hotel security video is released which shows no plane; Killtown's:  Flight 77 - Security Videos)

 


 

RICE OK'D CLAIM OF 'SAFE AIR' AFTER 9/11 - NY Post (09/24/06)

 


 

October 1, 2006 - A high quality video with no soundtrack and time stamped January 8, 2000 emerges showing alleged 9/11 suicide pilots Mohammed Atta (Flight 11) and Ziad Jarrah (Flight 93) which was obtain by UK's The Sunday Times through a "previously tested channel".

 

The laughing 9/11 bombers; Exclusive film of suicide pilots at Bin Laden’s HQ

"FILM of the ringleader of the September 11 hijackers reading his “martyrdom” will inside Afghanistan at Osama Bin Laden’s headquarters has emerged five years after the Al-Qaeda outrage.
It is the first time that a videotape has appeared of Mohammed Atta — who flew an American Airlines plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center — at a training camp in Afghanistan. It fills in a significant gap in the timing of the build-up to the attacks on the United States.
Dates on the tape show Atta was filmed on January 18, 2000, together with Ziad Jarrah, the pilot of United Airlines flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania after the passengers apparently stormed the flight deck.
The Sunday Times has obtained a copy of the video through a previously tested channel. The tape has no soundtrack and a US source said lip readers had tried without success to decipher what was being said.
Despite the deadly tasks the men had been assigned, they appear in high spirits, laughing and smiling in front of the camera. Only when Atta, with an AK-47 propped on a wall beside him, reads a document marked in Arabic “the will”, does he become solemn. Both are well groomed, without the haggard appearance of the identity mugshots issued after September 11.
The high quality, unedited film shows Bin Laden addressing his followers at the mud-walled complex near Kandahar. One of the main figures in the September 11 plot, Ramzi Binalshibh, is identifiable in the crowd, as is a bodyguard whose task was to kill Bin Laden with two bullets to the head if he faced capture.
Dating on the tape indicates that the Al-Qaeda leader was filmed on January 8, 2000, 10 days before Atta and Jarrah recorded their wills.
American and German investigators have struggled to find evidence of Atta’s whereabouts in January 2000 after he disappeared from Hamburg. The hour-long tape places him in Afghanistan at a decisive moment in the development of the conspiracy when he was given operational command. Months later both he and Jarrah enrolled at flying schools in America.
Investigators have also puzzled over the fact that unlike the rest of the hijackers — most of whom were young Saudi fundamentalists — Atta and Jarrah were well educated and appeared to fit into western society while studying in Germany. The video indicates how easily they slipped from a western identity to a fundamentalist one. It also shows up the subterfuge they maintained in Germany and America that they did not know each other, all part of evading detection." - Sunday Times (10/01/06)

 


 

Rice: No Memory of CIA Warning of Attack - ABC (10/02/06)

 

October 16, 2006 - FBI Raids Home Of Congressman's Daughter; Rep. Curt Weldon Is Being Investigated For Improperly Using His Influence - cbsnews

 

October 17, 2006 - Convictions of dead Enron chief Ken Lay thrown out - abcnews

 


 

October 18, 2006 - A U.S. appeals court hands WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein a mixed verdict in his ongoing insurance payment battle by affirming a previous jury decisions which forced some insurers to treat the 9/11 attacks as two separate events, but allowed others to treat it as a single event due to the wording of their policies which leaves Silverstein with less than $5 billion to redevelop the complex instead of the $7 billion he wanted.

 

Developer gets mixed ruling on WTC case; Court affirms some, but not all, jury decisions viewing 9/11 as 2 'events.'

"A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday handed World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein a mixed verdict in his ongoing battle to collect billions of dollars in claims from the complex's insurers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed previous jury decisions which forced some insurers to treat the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks as two separate events, but allowed others to treat it as a single event due to the wording of their policies.

The ruling means that Silverstein could collect some $1.1 billion in additional damages from insurers including Allianz, Zurich American Insurance and Travelers Indemnity Co.
But others, including American International Group Inc.'s (Charts) Lexington unit, Swiss Re, and Lloyd's of London, will pay on the single-event basis.
Wednesday's decision leaves Silverstein with less than $5 billion to redevelop the complex, which anchored Manhattan's financial district, instead of the $7 billion he wanted.
But both sides declared victory in the court's ruling.

Silverstein, who leased the World Trade Center just two months before it was destroyed, faulted the insurers for the protracted battle. State and city officials say the insurers have repeatedly delayed the rebuilding of the complex.
Stuart Cotton, an attorney who represented AIG's Lexington unit, one of the winning insurers, said most of those carriers had already paid out the nearly $2.5 billion they owed to Silverstein.
The other insurers, who already owe $1 billion, now must pay another $1.1 billion, depending on whether Silverstein can prove his damages were that high, said Cotton, a partner in Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass in New York City.

Silverstein's insurance battles are not over. Two firms, Allianz Insurance Company and Gulf Insurance Company still threaten to withheld payments due to Silverstein's new accord with the land-owning Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a Silverstein spokesman said.
Most of the insurers who raised this issue several months ago have backed down." - CNN (10/18/06)

 




October 28, 2006 - 9/11 incident, a make-believe: Iranian official - iranmania.com

 


 

November 2, 2006 - Remains of Flight 11 stewardess Karen Martin and passenger Douglas Stone along with an anonymous passenger have been identified from remains "accidentally" discovered last month by construction workers.

 

"Three more 9/11 victims were identified from remains found at the World Trade Center site. Their remains that were found years ago, but weren't matched to the victims' DNA until new samples were provided.
Those identified include brave flight attendant Karen Martin, who was stabbed by the terrorists after she tried to stop them from hijacking American Airlines Flight 11; Douglas Stone, a New Hampshire businessman aboard that flight; and another man whose family didn't want his name made public.
Some 200 pieces of bone and other remains have been found since the accidental discovery last month by workers doing routine construction work along the western edge of the 16-acre site.
Forensic experts say the new discoveries of remains at Ground Zero in the past month could lead to many more identifications because the bones are in such good condition." - WCBS-TV (11/02/06)

 


 

December 2, 2006 - The FBI releases a Doubletree Hotel security video (forced by a FOI lawsuit by Flight77.info) that shows an explosion coming up from the Pentagon, but it does not show any plane, or even the Pentagon which is blocked out by an overpass.

 

Hotel security video shows 9/11 Pentagon blast, but no plane
"A hotel security camera video released by the U.S. government showed the explosion that followed the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, but the low-quality recording did not capture an image of the 757 jetliner.
The video, recorded by a security camera at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington, was released to public interest group Judicial Watch and others who filed a lawsuit seeking the tape and other videos from that day.
CNN filed a Freedom of Information request for the video in February 2002, after the manager of the hotel disclosed its existence to CNN Senior Pentagon Correspondent Jamie McIntyre and said it had been confiscated by the FBI. CNN's FOI request was denied because at the time the tape was considered evidence in the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, who has since been convicted.
There was speculation that this video might show the American Airlines 757 jetliner before it crashed, but a close examination by CNN only revealed the subsequent explosion and no image of the jet. The only known record of the plane is on images from the Pentagon security camera, first broadcast by CNN in March of 2002, and officially released in their entirety May of this year." - CNN (12/02/06)

 

FBI Releases New Footage of 9/11 Pentagon Attack

"The FBI released video Monday from a camera atop a hotel in Arlington, Va. that shows the moment Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
The video does not show the plane in flight.
The video was released in response to a freedom of information lawsuit filed by Scott Bingham, seeking the video, which the FBI seized from the Double Tree Hotel in Arlington after the 9/11 attacks.
The video is grainy and the focus is soft, but a rapidly-growing tower of smoke is visible in the distance on the upper edge of the frame as the plane crashes into the building.KWTX

Click Here For More Information: http://www.flight77.info" - KWTX (12/04/06)

 

- See video here Map of Doubletree Hotel.

 

(See also:  September 15, 2006 - CITGO gas station security video is released, but does not show a plane;  Killtown's:  Flight 77 - Security Videos)

 


 

December 5, 2006 - Three days after the Doubletree Hotel video is released that allegedly shows the aftermath of Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon, the daughter of reported Flight 77 pilot Charles Burlingame is killed in a "suspicious" fire in her apartment she only had lived in for a month.  Wendy Burlingame's boyfriend, an Army veteran and her former fiancé, said they both tried to extinguish the fire, but when they tried to flee out the door, he accidentally shut and locked the front door before she got out and couldn't get back in to get her and there has never been a fire related incident in the history of the apartment complex.

 

Fire claims life of daughter of airline pilot killed on 9/11

"Authorities have identified a woman who perished in a high-rise fire here early Tuesday as the daughter of an airline pilot whose plane was hijacked on 9/11 and crashed into the Pentagon.

Wendy Burlingame, 32, died of smoke inhalation when fire swept through her 10th-floor apartment in the 44-story Galaxy Towers complex, according to a preliminary report by investigators.
Burlingame was the only daughter of Charles F. Burlingame III, who was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001, her uncle, Mark Burlingame, said Tuesday.
Wendy Burlingame's death was being investigated as a suspicious death, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio.
Her live-in boyfriend, whose name was not released by authorities, was also in the apartment when the fire started shortly before midnight Monday, investigators said.
According to investigators, the boyfriend told them that he and Burlingame had tried to extinguish the fire with water from a sink. When tried to flee, the boyfriend made it into the hallway, but accidentally shut and locked the front door before realizing that Burlingame was not right behind him. He wasn't able to get back in.
As firefighters rushed into the 44-story building to put out the blaze, the building resident assigned as fire warden for the night found the boyfriend outside the apartment door, visibly shaken, and led him to safety.
Firefighters found Burlingame's body in a hallway between the kitchen and a bedroom. Her two dogs, a 4-year-old pit bull and a pit bull puppy, also died.
Preliminary reports indicated Burlingame died from smoke inhalation, and there was no indication of additional trauma to her body, said DeFazio, who said an autopsy and toxicology test might reveal more.
Burlingame had moved to Guttenberg from Pittsburgh several months ago, her uncle said." - Newsday (12/05/06)

 

Daughter of 9/11 Flight Pilot Is Found Dead After a Fire

"The woman, Wendy Burlingame, 32, was discovered by firefighters in a short hallway between the kitchen and the bedroom of her 10th-floor apartment where the four-alarm fire began, said Edward DeFazio, the Hudson County prosecutor. Mr. DeFazio said the fire, which law enforcement officials are calling suspicious, began shortly after midnight in the apartment Ms. Burlingame shared with her companion and was still under investigation, as was the cause of Ms. Burlingame’s death. No one else was injured in the fire, Mr. DeFazio said.
Mr. DeFazio said her companion of three years was among several people being interviewed in connection with her death. He would not identify the companion, but tenants in the complex identified him as Kevin Roderick.
Sebastian Rojas, 27, lives downstairs from Mr. Roderick. He said that while he did not know Mr. Roderick and Ms. Burlingame well, they were “real late-night people” whose footsteps, and two dogs, he heard constantly above his head.
The two dogs were also found dead in the home, Mr. DeFazio said.
Shortly before the fire erupted, Mr. Rojas said, there were “louder noises than usual” coming from the apartment upstairs, “like somebody running around up there, like somebody doing something up there in a rush.”
Then he said he heard a thud — “like somebody dropped something”— and three or four minutes later the building’s fire alarm sounded. Mr. Rojas said that within minutes his apartment filled with smoke. He then safely left the building." - NY Times (12/06/06)


9/11 KIN HORROR; N.J. HI-RISE 'ARSON' KILLS DAUGHTER OF PENTAGON PILOT

"A month ago, Burlingame, 33, picked up stakes, sold her lucrative online dating service in Pittsburgh and moved to New Jersey to live with her long-time boyfriend, Kevin Roderick, relatives said.
Roderick, an Army veteran, escaped unscathed when the deadly blaze broke out in the bedroom at 12:03 a.m.
Hudson County Prosecutor Edward De Fazio said that "drinking might have been involved" but did not elaborate.

Burlingame's body was found in the hallway between the kitchen and bedroom. The couple's two dogs also died.
Police questioned and released Roderick. He told them he thought Burlingame "was behind him" when he fled the smoky apartment." - NY Post (12/06/06)

 

Daughter of pilot killed on 9/11 dies in Hudson apartment fire

"She recently sold her Pittsburgh dating service, according to friends in that city, and moved to New Jersey in order to reunite with her former fiancé, whom they identified as Kevin Roderick, a Galaxy Towers resident for the past six months.
She moved a month ago to the complex in Guttenberg of three connecting highrise luxury apartment buildings that overlooks the Hudson River and Manhattan sky line." - Star-Ledger (12/06/06)

 

Fire Safety / Detection
"There has never been a fire related incident in the history of the Galaxy. There are smoke detectors in every apartment and small portable fire extinguishers are available. Fire alarms, sprinkler systems and periodic fire drills and alarm testing, all add to your safety." - Riverfrontrealty.com

 

- Map of Galaxy Towers.

 

Side note:  Debra Burlingame, Wendy's aunt and Charles' sister, has an article of hers published in the Wall Street Journal the day after Wendy is killed that mentions Flight 77.

 

On a Wing and a Prayer; Grievance theater at Minneapolis International Airport.

BY DEBRA BURLINGAME
Wednesday, December 6, 2006

"The activist Muslim American Society (MAS) issued a press release within hours of the incident, demanding an apology and announcing a "pray-in" at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Standing just a short distance from the Pentagon, where five years ago black plumes of smoke from the crash of American Airlines flight 77 could be seen for miles, the assembled demonstrators complained that African-American Muslims, accustomed to "driving while black," must now cope with the injustice of "flying while Muslim." This brazen two-step is racial politics at its worst; none of the imams are African-American. MAS, which teaches an "Activist Training" program with lessons on "how to talk to the media," must have been thrilled when one cable news outfit, suckered by the rhetoric, compared the imams' conduct to that of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her bus seat in the face of institutional racism. One wonders what the parents of the three 11-year-olds who died on flight 77--all African-American kids on a National Geographic field trip--would make of this stunning comparison.

Ms. Burlingame, a director of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, is the sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001." - Wall Street Journal (12/06/06)

 

(See also:  December 2, 2006 - The FBI releases a Doubletree Hotel security video that allegedly shows aftermath of Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon)

 

 


 

December 5, 2006 - Say Hello to the Goodbye Weapon - wired.com

 

December 8, 2006 - Removal begins for toxic tower after 9/11 damage; Deutsche Bank AG building, 41-story office tower - chron.com

 

December 10, 2006 -The 9/11 Truth Movement's Dangers; Nation: Dishonest Government Leads To Cynical Theorists - CBS

 


 

December 24, 2006 - Attorney and journalist Paul Sanford, who was the first reporter to ask the White House if Karl Rove's alleged outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame constituted treason, allegedly jumps to his death from the 9th floor of an Embassy Suites Hotel in Monterey, CA.

 

Lawyer falls to death at hotel

"In what police describe as a "probable" suicide leap, a prominent Monterey Bay Area attorney fell at least nine floors to his death at the Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay in Seaside the morning before Christmas.
Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, officers found the body of Aptos attorney Paul Sanford in the west end of the hotel lobby, where he had landed on a large ventilation grate.

Almost immediately, he caused a stir after he joined the White House Press Corps in 2005, making waves as the first reporter to ask then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan whether the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame's name might be considered an act of treason.
"There has been a lot of speculation concerning the meaning of the underlying statute and the grand jury investigation concerning Mr. Rove," Sanford asked. "The question is, have the legal counsel to the White House or White House staff reviewed the statute in sufficient specificity to determine whether a violation of that statute would, in effect, constitute treason?"
McClellan was apparently flustered by the question and replied that "those are matters for those overseeing the investigation to decide."

Mills said he had spoken to Sanford's wife, Paula, and that she also was in shock. He said Sanford, a father of two, was a devoted family man.
"This is a horrible thing for his family. He would never have intentionally put his family through that trauma. Something's not right, it doesn't make sense." - Monterey County Herald (12/27/06)

 


 

December 31, 2006 - Reopen 9/11 investigation, local group says - burlingtonfreepress.com
 

 



 

 

To date - The FBI's Most Wanted List does not mention that Osama bin Laden is wanted for 9/11 because the FBI has "no hard evidence" connecting him with the attacks.

 

FBI says, "No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11"

"On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”
Surprised by the ease in which this FBI spokesman made such an astonishing statement, I asked, “How this was possible?” Tomb continued, “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” I asked, “How does that work?” Tomb continued, “The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice than decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, Bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connected Bin Laden to 9/11.” - Muckraker Report (06/06/06)

 

FBI: Bin Laden Not Wanted for 9/11?

"The FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" web page does not state that Bin Laden is wanted for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The FBI page states: "Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."
When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on the FBI's web page, Rex Tomb of the FBI's public affairs unit is reported to have said, "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."
"On September 20 2001," according to the Guardian, "the Taliban offered to hand Osama bin Laden to a neutral Islamic country for trial if the US presented them with evidence that he was responsible for the attacks on New York and Washington. The US rejected the offer."
On September 23, 2001 the BBC reported that four of the hijack "suspects" - Waleed Al Shehri, Abdulaziz Al Omari, Saeed Alghamdi, and possibly Khalid Al Midhar - were alive, and that FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged "the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt."
Bin Laden, in a September 28, 2001 interview with the Pakistani newspaper Ummat, is reported to have said: "I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States."
FBI Director Robert Mueller, in a speech at the Commonwealth Club on April 19, 2002, said: "In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper - either here in the United States, or in the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and elsewhere - that mentioned any aspect of the September 11 plot."
The evidence against Bin Laden, promised by Secretary of State Colin Powell on September 23, 2001, has yet to be made available to the public.
Bin Laden is the "prime suspect" in the September 11 attacks, said President Bush on September 17, 2001, and he pledged to capture him "dead or alive." - Milli Gazette (06/11/06)

 

Bin Laden, Most Wanted For Embassy Bombings?

"Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is a longtime and prominent member of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, which notes his role as the suspected mastermind of the deadly U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa on Aug. 7, 1998.
But another more infamous date -- Sept. 11, 2001 -- is nowhere to be found on the same FBI notice.

The curious omission underscores the Justice Department's decision, so far, to not seek formal criminal charges against bin Laden for approving al-Qaeda's most notorious and successful terrorist attack. The notice says bin Laden is "a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world" but does not provide details.
The absence has also provided fodder for conspiracy theorists who think the U.S. government or another power was behind the Sept. 11 hijackings. From this point of view, the lack of a Sept. 11 reference suggests that the connection to al-Qaeda is uncertain.
Exhaustive government and independent investigations have concluded otherwise, of course, and bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders have proudly taken responsibility for the hijackings. FBI officials say the wanted poster merely reflects the government's long-standing practice of relying on actual criminal charges in the notices.
"There's no mystery here," said FBI spokesman Rex Tomb. "They could add 9/11 on there, but they have not because they don't need to at this point. . . . There is a logic to it."
David N. Kelley, the former U.S. attorney in New York who oversaw terrorism cases when bin Laden was indicted for the embassy bombings there in 1998, said he is not at all surprised by the lack of a reference to Sept. 11 on the official wanted poster. Kelley said the issue is a matter of legal restrictions and the need to be fair to any defendant.
Bin Laden was placed on the Ten Most Wanted list in June 1999 after being indicted for murder, conspiracy and other charges in connection with the embassy bombings, and a $5 million reward was put on his head at that time. The listing was updated after Sept. 11, 2001, to include a higher reward of $25 million, but no mention of the attacks was added.
The FBI maintains a separate "Most Wanted Terrorists" list, which includes bin Laden and 25 others who have been indicted in U.S. federal courts in connection with terror plots. But this second bin Laden listing also makes no mention of Sept. 11.
"The indictments currently listed on the posters allow them to be arrested and brought to justice," the FBI says in a note accompanying the terrorist list on its Web site. "Future indictments may be handed down as various investigations proceed in connection to other terrorist incidents, for example, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001." - Washington Post (08/28/06)

 

Most Wanted Terrorist - Usama Bin Laden:

"Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world." - FBI

 

 


 

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Links:

The Coincidence Theorist's Guide to 9/11

The Complete 9/11 Timeline / Cover up, lies, contradictions - Center for Cooperative Research

Those funny 9-11 coincidences - The Movement

"Oddities" Information Zone - Citizens For Legitimate Government

"Oh Lucy! - You Gotta Lotta 'Splainin To Do" - From the Wilderness

The Truth About the 9/11 Attacks - Von Chloride

9/11 - Pure Coincidences? - What Really Happened

9-11 Attacks: Was it known beforehand?, Eleven, Wing Dings - Anomalous Reality

 Facts & Fiction Related To September 11th - September-11th.us

Archive Prior Knowledge - Propaganda Matrix

9/11 Archive - Prison Planet

CONTRARIAN THINKER

Oddities, Prophecies, Curiosities & Coincidences - Riding Electra

9/11 Mysteries:  [1] [2] [3] [History] - September11News.com

 Petition to the Senate to Investigate Oddities Involving 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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