A 9/11 Paper Trail

March 24, 2012

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Benjamin Franklin, Rolling Over In His Grave

by Bill Bergman   source: Boiling Frogs Post    Mar 24, 2012  

The amount of U.S. currency circulating outside banks rose sharply in July/August 2001. The growth ran into the billions of dollars, and was concentrated in $100 bills. These large-scale currency movements matter for anyone who cares about learning the truth about 9/11.

Under money laundering and other laws, assets can be frozen and seized in the banking system. Knowing this, parties concerned that their assets might be frozen or otherwise at risk after 9/11 would have had an incentive to liquidate securities and banking accounts beforehand, and withdraw their money in difficult-to-trace ways. This could have happened in U.S. banking and securities accounts, as well as accounts denominated in U.S. dollars outside the United States. Finding the parties responsible for large-scale withdrawals of currency before 9/11 could help identify people aware of, if not responsible for, those events.

A banking crisis in Argentina can provide a relatively innocent explanation for the mid-2001 surge in currency shipments, at least in part. But we still have no evidence of an honest, thorough investigation into other possible reasons for those shipments, reasons related to the crimes of September 11, 2001. And the mid-2001 currency shipments to Argentina are worthy of 9/11 investigation, as well.

A third explanation has gained greater plausibility following recent 9/11 research. Currency has a long history in covert operations. Accelerated covert or other military action in Central Asia soon before 9/11 could have played a role in those mid-2001 currency shipments.

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July/August 2001 – Where Did the Money Go?

The currency shipments in July/August 2001 were indeed extraordinary. The currency component of the M1 monetary aggregate reported by the Fed rose by $13 billion (in the non-seasonally adjusted data), posting the highest such June-August growth rate in the 55 years since World War II. Balance sheet data for the Reserve Banks show a similar decline in inventory holdings of currency in July/August 2001, while data from the U.S. Treasury Department suggest the growth in currency in circulation was concentrated in $100 bills.

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A Brief Review of “Mounting Evidence: Why We Need a New Investigation into 9-11″

March 21, 2012

by Laurence H. Shoup    Mar 21, 2o12

As Dr. Paul Rea states in Mounting Evidence, the 9-11 story is the 21st Century’s “ultimate mass murder mystery.”

Mounting Evidence makes good on the promise implied in this tantalizing quote with a 555 page book that is not only well researched and comprehensive, but is presented in a lively and engaging writing style, ensuring a good read. These characterizations only begin to describe the book’s relevance however, for Mounting Evidence focuses directly on the larger importance of 9-11. What does this event mean, in terms of its origins, in terms of the cover-up of the true facts by a rigged “investigation” by a rigged 9-11 Commission and in terms of the negative effects on U.S. foreign and military policy, even now?  With his multiple foci on “meaningful contexts,” the “Global Domination Project” of the United States, the “Official Story,” and the currently available evidence about 9-11, Rea uses his excellent command of all sources to explicate a very complex and multi-faceted subject clearly and compellingly.

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95.1 FM The Bridge: The Chilean Coup of 9/11/1973, the CIA, Henry Kissinger and 9/11/01

March 19, 2012

Nor Cal Truth   Mar  19, 2012

Milo is the host of Touch, a daily program from 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific on The Bridge, 95.1 FM in Guerneville. Milo has invited me (Brian Romanoff) to be a regular guest on his show to try to bring more light into the events of 9/11. I appreciate the opportunity and I hope you enjoy the show.

Today we discuss the events of September the 11th, 1973 in Chile, and the US backed interference with Chilean politics and society. A military coup took place in Chile on 9/11/73 and General Augusto Pinochet ruled the country for the next 17 years. Startling events took place in Chile that were known and backed by the CIA and covert operations by the Nixon administration, especially through people like Henry Kissinger. Pinochet would eventually set up DINA,  a Chilean CIA essentially, that hunted political critics throughout South America, Europe and even the US.

 On September 21, 1976 a car-bomb went off in Washington DC, killing Orlando Letelier and US assistant Ronni Moffit, who were both critics of the brutal Pinochet regime. Before 9/11/01 Letelier’s assassination by DINA was considered the worst case of international terrorism on US soil. The man responsible, Michael Townley, was a CIA agent or asset along with the head of DINA, Manueal Contreras. At all points of covert activity, we can assume that Henry Kissinger was aware of what was going on via the CIA or DINA.

Remember: The attacks of 9/11/01 in the US may indeed have been completely averted, if not significantly altered had the CIA not intentionally allowed known terrorists into the country without telling the FBI.


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Body of Evidence: Osama bin Laden, Stratfor, WikiLeaks, and Journalism That Isn’t

March 19, 2012

“An increasing number of websites and purported news entities thrive by putting out information that is exciting, shocking, controversial—and often wrong.”  – Russ Baker

by Russ Baker   source: Who What Why    Mar 19, 2012

Perhaps you read or heard the brief flurry of excited reports: an intelligence expert was saying that, contrary to what the Obama White House told us, Osama bin Laden’s body was not hastily thrown into the ocean last May, but instead was secretly flown by a CIA plane to the US, where it underwent forensic examination.

For those of us who see plenty of holes and inconsistencies in the official government account of the Navy SEAL raid last May that purportedly bagged bin Laden, the new reports were tantalizing.

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Media Screams for David Cameron 9/11 Memorial Visit, Ignores Important 9/11 Saudi Court Case Decision

March 19, 2012

video credit: Gold9472

Nor Cal Truth    March 19, 2012

As I noted a couple of days ago, MSNBC ran, for three days in a row, articles relating to the 9/11 – Saudi connections. As was pointed out by Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy.com,  the NY Times also carried the story of 9/11 – Saudi connections.

Perhaps the NY Times and MSNBC had been reading Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs Post on Feb 25th, where Bill Bergman correctly pointed out that the US media was sleepwalking in regards to amazing new revelations that were being made in regards to 9/11 and Saudi connections.  

Though there was a peep, there was not a large roar.

Now, news that Judge George Daniels has (for the second time) refused to reinstate claims against Saudi Arabia in a court case that is seeking damages from foreign governments for 9/11 is being treated the same way.

All might be fine and dandy had the media given us a mere peep of the other 9/11 related news of that week: British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to the 9/11 memorial.

A graphic of a web search result made by long-time 9/11 activist and new author Jon Gold points out the sad disparity in news coverage of the 2 events:

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There are about 4,860 news articles relating to David Cameron and his visit to the 9/11 memorial on March 14th.

Compare that to the 5 (five) news articles to the Judge’s decision to keep Saudi Arabia out of the court room for 9/11 related events.

Shame on the media.


Launching the U.S. Terror War: the CIA, 9/11, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

March 18, 2012

by Peter Dale Cott   source: Global Research   Mar 18, 2012

On September 11, 2001, within hours of the murderous 9/11 attacks, Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney had committed America to what they later called the “War on Terror.” It should more properly, I believe, be called the “Terror War,” one in which terror has been directed repeatedly against civilians by all participants, both states and non-state actors.1 It should also be seen as part of a larger, indeed global, process in which terror has been used against civilians in interrelated campaigns by all major powers, including China in Xinjiang and Russia in Chechnya, as well as the United States.2 Terror war in its global context should perhaps be seen as the latest stage of the age-long secular spread of transurban civilization into areas of mostly rural resistance — areas where conventional forms of warfare, for either geographic or cultural reasons, prove inconclusive.

Terror War was formally declared by George W. Bush on the evening of September 11, 2001, with his statement to the American nation that “we will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”3 But the notion that Bush’s terror war was in pursuit of actual terrorists lost credibility in 2003, when it was applied to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, a country known to have been targeted by terrorists but not to have harbored them.4 It lost still more credibility with the 2005 publication in Britain of the so-called Downing Street memo, in which the head of the British intelligence service MI6 reported after a visit to Washington in 2002 that “Bush wanted to remove Saddam Hussein, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”5 False stories followed in due course linking Iraq to WMD, anthrax, and Niger yellowcake (uranium).

This essay will demonstrate that before 9/11 a small element inside the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit and related agencies, the so-called Alec Station Group, were also busy, “fixing” intelligence by suppressing it, in a way which, accidentally or deliberately, enabled the Terror War. They did so by withholding evidence from the FBI before 9/11 about two of the eventual alleged hijackers on 9/11, Khalid Al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, thus ensuring that the FBI could not surveil the two men or their colleagues.

This failure to share was recognized in the 9/11 Commission Report, but treated as an accident that might not have occurred “if more resources had been applied.”6 This explanation, however, has since been refuted by 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean. Asked recently by two filmmakers if the failure to deal appropriately with al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi could have been a simple mistake, Kean replied:

Oh, it wasn’t careless oversight. It was purposeful. No question about that .… The conclusion that we came to was that in the DNA of these organizations was secrecy. And secrecy to the point of ya don’t share it with anybody.7

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MSNBC Carries Florida-Saudi-9/11 Journalism!!!

March 15, 2012

Nor Cal Truth    Mar 15, 2012

MSNBC has carried a couple of articles in the past few days relating to the important Florida-Saudi-9/11 connections. Mishandling investigations, cover-ups, Suadi support of 9/11, Senators wanting more answers, US complicity….this is big news!

Please visit all original sources for the full length articles, and to show MSNBC that you care that they covered these important and unresolved issues.

March 12: Saudi who Left Fla. Before 9/11 Considered bin Laden a ‘Hero’

A Saudi man who triggered an FBI investigation after he and his family left their Sarasota, Fla., area home and moved overseas two weeks before 9/11 considered Osama bin Laden a “hero” and may have known some of the hijackers, an informant told the FBI in 2004.

The informant also told authorities that the Saudi, Abdulazziz al-Hijji, once introduced him to Adnan El Shukrijumah – another former Florida resident and suspected top al-Qaida operative who today has a $5 million bounty on his head.

Al-Hijji’s name made headlines in September 2011 when The Miami Herald reported on a counterterrorism source’s disclosure of a previously unknown FBI-led probe that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington — one that pointed to a possible Saudi support operation for the hijackers in Florida.

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95.1 FM The Bridge: 9/11 Money Trail Pt. 2 & 9/11 Fighter Pilot Col. Tim Duffy

March 13, 2012

Nor Cal Truth      Mar 13, 2012

Milo is the host of Touch, a daily program from 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific on The Bridge, 95.1 FM in Guerneville. Milo has invited me (Brian Romanoff) to be a regular guest on his show to try to bring more light into the events of 9/11. I appreciate the opportunity and I hope you enjoy the show.

Today we finish up last weeks discussion about suspicious stock trading before 9/11 and other suspicious financial transactions contained on hard disks found in the WTC rubble. We discuss war profits and the angles of involvement to 9/11, we also listen to an interview with Tim Duffy, the fighter pilot who was scrambled on the morning of 9/11.


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95.1FM The Bridge: The 9/11 Money Trail

March 5, 2012

Nor Cal Truth    Mar 5, 2012

Milo is the host of Touch, a daily program from 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific on The Bridge, 95.1 FM in Guerneville. Milo has invited me (Brian Romanoff) to be a regular guest on his show to try to bring more light into the events of 9/11. I appreciate the opportunity and I hope you enjoy the show.

This week we discuss the many different money aspects of 9/11; insider trading, ‘defense’ profits, missing gold, Larry Silverstein and suspicious transactions from the WTC on the day of. Links will be provided below for everyone to follow, and read more from. I highly suggest going to the sources and making decisions up for yourselves.


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Pentagon Admits More 9/11 Remains Dumped in Landfill

March 1, 2012

by James Corbett   source: Corbett Report    Mar 1, 2012

A new report released on Monday by the Pentagon reveals that some of the unidentifiable remains from victims at the Pentagon and Shanksville sites on September 11th were disposed of in a landfill.

The details come from the findings of a review committee examining operations of the Air Force Mortuaty division at Dover Air Force Base. In the report, it is noted that before 2008, disposal of unidentified remains was delegated of by subcontractors. The guidelines at the time called for the contractors to incinerate the remains and dump the ashes in landfills.

In a press conference earlier this week, Pentagon spokesman John Abizaid confirmed that this section of the report applied to the remains of some of the victims of 9/11.

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NYPD Commissioner Uses 9/11 to Justify Mass Spying

February 29, 2012

by Jason Ditz   source: AntiWar   Feb 29, 2012

Speaking today in an interview on AM radio, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly defended revelations that the NYPD has been conducting massive surveillance of random Muslim citizens in and around New York, saying that the critics of the program “have short memories as to what happened here in 2001.

The secretive program was federally funded, with the NYPD using White House grants meant to target “drug trafficking” to spy of Muslim college students across the northeast, as well as to eavesdrop on conversations between “Muslim-looking” people in Newark, New Jersey grocery stores.

Kelly insisted the policy was in keeping with “what we know about the way radical Islam works,” and that politicians who had expressed concern about the privacy implications of mass surveillance based on presumptive religious beliefs were “pandering.”

A New York Times article reveals the climate of fear the policy has provoked among local Muslims, who fear being targeted by police even worse if they are caught discussing the policy with the news media. There remains hope that the policy will eventually be abandoned, but the current indications are that targeting innocent Muslims is a winning issue for those wanting to appear “tough on terror” and that means in the near term the policy may have gotten less secret, but no less aggressive.


The Winners of 9/11

February 29, 2012

Graham Rayman wrote this article in August of 2011. He covers damn near everything including lawyers’, non-profits’, the WTC memorial and even the truth movement (the parts that make money at least) profits from 9/11. About the only thing he does not cover is the defense industry and Wall St.

by Graham Rayman   source: Village Voice    Feb 29, 2012

For the past ten years, a former volunteer firefighter named Vincent Forras has turned 9/11 into a high-profile career that has taken him on overseas trips, gotten him photographed with mayors, governors, princes, and pro athletes, had him interviewed by national television personalities, has yielded a range of financial benefits, and an endorsement from none other than Don Imus for U.S. Senate.

Forras, now 54, of Ridgefield, Conn., certainly tells a compelling story. In an account he has told to dozens of reporters over the years, he claims that as a South Salem N.Y. volunteer firefighter, he rushed to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001 and toiled there for weeks, leaving only once to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. He claims he got trapped under the rubble for two hours and only a vision from God illuminated his escape, after he promised to devote his life to charity.

He goes on to say that he got sick from the air at the site almost immediately, and became desperately ill to the point where he could barely make it up the steps of his own house. He has many times been sought out by the media as a kind of spokesman for ailing responders.

The problem is that while Forras’s general account remains somewhat consistent, the details seem to change from interview to interview, and among former associates, there’s no small amount of skepticism about his claims.

“He was a phony,” says Donald Hayde, a distinguished FDNY battalion chief with the elite Rescue battalion, “one of those guys who manipulate half-truths to put himself in a good light.” In addition, several of his former colleagues at the South Salem fire house tell the Voice that they simply don’t believe his story of being trapped.

Forras, however, is just one of a range of people, companies, charities, and agencies who have found ways to benefit from one of the nation’s worst disasters.

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95.1FM The Bridge: In Thier Own Words & Philip Zelikow

February 28, 2012

Nor Cal Truth    Feb 28, 2012

Milo is the host of Touch, a daily program from 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific on The Bridge, 95.1 FM in Guerneville. Milo has invited me (Brian Romanoff) to be a regular guest on his show to try to bring more light into the events of 9/11. I appreciate the opportunity and I hope you enjoy the show.

This week we play a small clip from In Their Own Words, talk about Philip Zelikow who was the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission and a few other various subjects.


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London-based Oil Executive Linked to 9/11 Hijackers

February 24, 2012

al-Hijji

related: Saudi Royal Ties to 9/11 Hijackers Via Florida Saudi Family?

By Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami

source: The Telegraph   Feb 23, 2012

Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still circulating.

Security records of cars passing through a checkpoint at the Prestancia gated community indicated that Mr al-Hijji’s home, 4224 Escondito Circle, had been visited a number of times by Mohamed Atta, the leader of the

19-strong hijack team, who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in 2001.

The logs also indicated that Marwan Al-Shehhi, who crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, and Ziad Jarrah, who was at the controls of United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, had visited the house.

All three men had trained to fly at Venice Airport, which is 19 miles from Sarasota.

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