Eleven Years Later

September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Eleven years later and the world has no sense of justice for the 9/11 attacks.

We were lied to by U.S. officials: We don’t know the truth.

It will be up to you, it will be up to me, it will be up to us all to find justice. We must continue to ask questions, seek answers and pursue accountability

Thank you to all who have inspired me to continue to pursue justice.

My condolences to everyone for the events of 9/11/01, most especially the family members of victims.

To a hard-earned, potentially much brighter future,

Brian Romanoff


The 9/11 Stand Down

November 17, 2011

author: Jimd3100   source: 9/11 Blogger    Nov 17, 2011

“Do the orders still stand?” — Military aide to Vice President Navy Capt. Douglas Cochrane

Was there a stand down on 9-11? In a sense yes, but there is no evidence that a stand down order was issued. There would be no reason for VP Cheney to issue a stand down order, since he issuing a shoot down order, would have the same effect. I will proceed to show this as a fact along with the disturbing fact that the President of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense, both deserted their posts in a time of war. These two individuals who are the only ones authorized to issue shoot down orders of civilian aircraft, created the stand down, by deserting their posts, and then further disgraced themselves, and their offices, by lying to the American people.

“On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country.” – Pres G Bush http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911jointsessionspeech.htm

First – the players involved:

Condoleezza Rice — National Security Adviser Dick Cheney  — Vice President of the United States Donald Rumsfeld  – Secretary of Defense George W Bush – President of the United States

Army Major Tony Crawford (Army)– military aide to Condoleeza Rice (known as Executive assistant) “Army Lieutenant Colonel Tony Crawford, an intelligence specialist and executive assistant to Rice”   page 301 http://books.google.com/books?id=19cBGuqwaQ0C&pg=PA301&lpg=PA301&dq=%22T…

Capt. Douglas Cochrane(Navy) – Military aide to Dick Cheney “Cochrane was selected to serve as the Naval Aide to the Vice President in Nov. of 2000 and served Vice President Richard B. Cheney until Dec. 2002.” “He was commended by President George W. Bush for actions as Naval Aide and Vice Presidential Emergency Action Officer, on and about Sept. 11, 2001.” http://mayportmirror.jacksonville.com/military/mayport-mirror/2010-10-27…

Vice Admiral Edmund Giambastiani (Navy)– Military Aide to Donald Rumsfeld “Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency – He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mitre Corporation.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Giambastiani

Lt. Col. Thomas F. Gould  (USAF)- Military aide to George W Bush “March 2000 – March 2002, U.S. Air Force military aide to the President, The White House, Washington, D.C.” http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=14866 “I was there to ensure that the commander in chief had direct access to his military commanders, specifically in the realm of if we were under a nuclear attack I would present the president with his options,” Gould said. http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/features/remembering_911/vandenber…

Before President Bush stepped into the classroom he was already told a commercial airliner had flown into the WTC. He was told this by Rice. This is confirmed in his own book, by Rice, and the 9-11 commission released notes.

“Then Condi called. I spoke to her from a secure phone in a classroom that had been converted into a communications center for the traveling White House staff. She told me the plane that had just struck the Trade Center tower was not a light aircraft. It was a commercial jetliner.” “I was stunned. That plane must have had the worst pilot in the world.”    Page 126 http://www.amazon.com/Decision-Points-George-W-Bush/dp/0307590615#reader…

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9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

September 13, 2011

by James Corbett    source Corbett Report    September 13 ,2011

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.

TRANSCRIPT: On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 men armed with boxcutters directed by a man on dialysis in a cave fortress halfway around the world using a satellite phone and a laptop directed the most sophisticated penetration of the most heavily-defended airspace in the world, overpowering the passengers and the military combat-trained pilots on 4 commercial aircraft before flying those planes wildly off course for over an hour without being molested by a single fighter interceptor.

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9/11 and the Economy: Counting the $5 Trillion in Costs to America

September 2, 2011

Nor Cal Truth   Sep 2, 2011

Al Jazeera provided an interactive breakdown on how much 9/11 has cost  to the American economy in 10 years.

I have outlined it below in short; further down is the longer version with explanation details for each main and sub-category. It is stated that many of these categories are conservative calculations and that many categories are certain to rise in cost.

Note: $5 trillion dollars is equal to 5 million millions.

Counting the Cost:   $5,000,000,000,000   ($5 Trillion)

DEBT - $983 billion:

  • Interest to Date……………..$183 Billion
  • Future Interest………………$800 Billion

MILITARY - $1.73 trillion:

  • War in Iraq…………………….$758 billion
  • War in Afghanistan…………$416 billion
  • Pentagon Base Budget…..$425 billion
  • State/USAID: ………………..$67 billion
  • Health Care……………………$31 billion
  • Operation Noble Eagle…..$29 billion
ECONOMY – $278 billion:
  • Tourism ………………………..$163 billion
  • NYC Economy……………….$52 billion
  • Insurance……………………..$39 billion
  • Property Damage………….$18 billion
  • First Responders…………..$5 billion
  • Aviation………………………..$1 billion

FUTURE MILITARY – $1.38 trillion:

  • Disability……………………….$586 billion
  • Future War Spending……$441 billion
  • Future Health Care ………$348 billion

DOMESTIC – $540 billion:

  • DHS Base Budget……….$311 billion
  • Intelligence…………………$168 billion
  • TSA…………………………….$57 billion
  • State/Local…………………$3 billion

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DOJ Casts Serious Doubt on its Own Claims About the Anthrax Attack

July 20, 2011

by Glenn Greenwald   source: Salon   July 20, 201

Ever since the FBI claimed (for a second time) that it had discovered in 2008 the identity of the anthrax attacker — the recently-deceased-by-suicide Army researcher Bruce Ivins — it was glaringly obvious, as I documented many times, that the case against him was exceedingly weak, unpersuasive and full of gaping logical, scientific, and evidentiary holes. So dubious are the FBI’s claims that serious doubt has been raised and independent investigations demanded not by marginalized websites devoted to questioning all government claims, but rather, by the nation’s most mainstream, establishment venues, ones that instinctively believe and defend such claims — including the editorial pages of the nation’s largest newspapers, leading scientific journals, the nation’s preeminent science officials, and key politicians from both parties (led by those whose districts, or offices, were most affected by the attacks). To get a sense for the breadth and depth of the establishment skepticism about Ivins’ guilt, just click on some of those links.

Since that initial wave of doubt, the FBI’s case against Ivins has continuously deteriorated even further. In February of this year, a panel of the National Academy of Sciences released its findings solely regarding the bureau’s alleged scientific evidence (independent investigations of the full case against Ivins have been successfully blocked by the Obama administration), and found — as The New York Times put it — that “the bureau overstated the strength of genetic analysis linking the mailed anthrax to a supply kept by” Ivins; the Washington Post headline summarized the impact of those findings: “Anthrax report casts doubt on scientific evidence in FBI case against Bruce Ivins.”

But the biggest blow yet to the FBI’s case has just occurred as the result of an amazing discovery by PBS’ Frontline, which is working on a documentary about the case with McClatchy and ProPublica:

The Justice Department has called into question a key pillar of the FBI’s case against Bruce Ivins. . . . On July 15 [], Justice Department lawyers acknowledged in court papers that the sealed area in Ivins’ lab — the so-called hot suite — did not contain the equipment needed to turn liquid anthrax into the refined powder that floated through congressional buildings and post offices in the fall of 2001.

The government said it continues to believe that Ivins was “more likely than not” the killer. But the filing in a Florida court did not explain where or how Ivins could have made the powder, saying only that the lab “did not have the specialized equipment’” in Ivins’ secure lab “that would be required to prepare the dried spore preparations that were used in the letters.”

The government’s statements deepen the questions about the case against Ivins, who killed himself before he was charged with a crime. Searches of his car and home in 2007 found no anthrax spores, and the FBI’s eight-year, $100 million investigation never proved he mailed the letters or identified another location where he might have secretly dried the anthrax into an easily inhaled powder. . . .

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David Headley: American Terrorist or FBI Informant …. or Both?

October 18, 2010

related: David Headley Pleads Guilty to Mumbai Attacks; Intelligence Connections

related: Mumbai Terror Suspect David Headley Connected to U.S. Intelligence, Heroin Smuggling

source: Raw Story    10/18/2010

NBC news reports that US officials were warned not once but twice about a US businessman who was planning to launch terrorist attacks against targets in Mumbai. But unlike the first warning, the second was never passed on to the FBI.

The second warning, which came from David Coleman Headley’s second wife, came less than a year before the Mumbai attacks of November, 2008. Those attacks involved a series of coordinated bombings of at least 10 locations over three days and resulted in 166 deaths injuries in India’s largest city. The first warning came two years earlier, from Headley’s ex-wife.

The FBI arrested Headley in Chicago last year and accused him of running reconnaissance missions for the Mumbai attacks. He pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

Three years before Pakistani terrorists struck Mumbai in 2008, federal agents in New York City investigated a tip that an American businessman was training in Pakistan with the group that later executed the attack.

The previously undisclosed allegations against David Coleman Headley, who became a key figure in the plot that killed 166 people, came from his wife after a domestic dispute that resulted in his arrest in 2005.

In three interviews with federal agents, Headley’s wife said that he was an active militant in the terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba, had trained extensively in its Pakistani camps, and had shopped for night vision goggles and other equipment, according to officials and sources close to the case. The wife, whom ProPublica is not identifying to protect her safety, also told agents that Headley had bragged of working as a paid U.S. informant while he trained with the terrorists in Pakistan, according to a person close to the case.

Court records and interviews show that Headley served as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration starting in the late 1990s. But a former senior U.S. law enforcement official said Headley’s work as an informant ended before the Mumbai attacks were launched in 2008. He could not say whether Headley was working for the drug agency during the years when he was helping to plan the attack.

“Headley was closed as an informant because he wasn’t producing anything,” the former senior official said. He said he believed Headley’s relationship with the DEA ended “years” before Mumbai, but did not have more precise information.

Federal officials refused to discuss the 2005 tip other than to confirm that the FBI conducted an inquiry into the allegations by Headley’s wife.


Rethink 9/11: A Message to Peace Activists

July 6, 2010

source: The Excavator   July 6, 2010

Dear Every Peace Activist,

The world dramatically changed on 9/11, though, not for the reasons that were given by the Bush administration less than twenty four hours after the attacks, but for reasons that are deeply disturbing, and revealing; reasons that are either unknown, or have been repressed by activists in the peace movement.

As we enter the ninth anniversary of the War on Terror, the war in Afghanistan is intensifying, tensions in Iraq are resurfacing, and the possibility of a U.S. led attack on Iran is growing daily. Reflection upon the central premises and objectives in America’s vast military enterprise in the Middle East has never been more urgent. The stakes have been raised. Questioning the official story of 9/11 is now a matter of human survival. We can not ignore the calling of history any longer. We live in a state of perpetual emergency; every moment is vital, every second counts, every day that passes is a missed opportunity to right a horrible wrong.

Correcting our flawed judgment of the 9/11 events nine years later is not an easy task; raising doubt about the official story challenges assumptions and beliefs that have taken hold in our innermost core. But once we see with new eyes, constructing a new peaceful world becomes possible. Professor David Ray Griffin has made it less hard to see through the lies and propaganda by painstakingly excavating all the facts that are recoverable about 9/11, and then juxtaposing them with details of the official story in his article, “Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?” Professor Griffin calls the war in Afghanistan “an abomination,” and unjustifiable.

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The Predictable and Inevitable Blowback

May 15, 2010

by David Sarota  source: In These Times  May 15, 2010

Imagine, if you can, an alternate universe.

Imagine that in this alternate universe, a foreign military power begins flying remote-controlled warplanes over your town, using on-board missiles to kill hundreds of your innocent neighbors.

Now imagine that when you read the newspaper about this ongoing bloodbath, you learn that the foreign nation’s top general is nonchalantly telling reporters that his troops are also killing “an amazing number” of your cultural brethren in an adjacent country. Imagine further learning that this foreign power is expanding the drone attacks on your community despite the attacks’ well-known record of killing innocents. And finally, imagine that when you turn on your television, you see the perpetrator nation’s tuxedo-clad leader cracking stand-up comedy jokes about drone strikes—jokes that prompt guffaws from an audience of that nation’s elite.

Ask yourself: How would you and your fellow citizens respond? Would you call homegrown militias mounting a defense “patriots” or would you call them “terrorists”? Would you agree with your leaders when they angrily tell reporters that violent defiance should be expected?

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The Evening of 9/11/01: The U.S. Was Already Bombing Afghanistan

May 13, 2010

According to most sources the date that the War on of Terror, and subsequent War on Afghanistan, did not start until October 7th - almost a month after the attacks. I had not seen this footage, nor did I know about it, that apparently shows us bombing Afghanistan the night of 9/11. I’ll add a link to the September 11 T.V. archives here, incase you want to rummage through any of it. At the bottom of this post are a few links provided by a reader at the original source. The links bring you to mainstream articles discussing the fact that the Afghan war was planned before 9/11. (PNAC anyone?)

by Alex   source: 9/11 Blogger  May 13, 2010

Video from
FOX News, evening of 9/11/2001:

“We understand the US government is now bombing Afghanistan…”

Look at the 27:00 minute mark:
http://www.archive.org/details/fox5200109111733-1814

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Into The Fire: 9/11, & The Unknown War for Public Opinion

May 3, 2010

by Truth Excavator   source: Fire Dog Lake   May 3, 2010

Credo quia absurdum

Contrary to propaganda opinion, the West is not free. Our so-called democratic governments have not been honest with the people about the true origins of the government-made crisis that is called terrorism. And I am not coming from an anti-government perspective. Nor do I believe that non-state terrorism doesn’t exist. It does, but it must be put into context, and any terrorist threat must be handled with detective tools rather than predator drones. But the larger threat to human civilization that we must face and fight against is state terrorism.

I assume that very few people who work in the US government are aware of this. A lot of high-level individuals in Western governments sincerely believe in the official story of 9/11 that was given by the Bush administration, and then repeated by the major media. And these individuals are most likely honorable citizens, who are committed to combating the “terrorism” threat as they know it. But what they know is not true. They have to be the most brainwashed citizens in our societies, or else a government such as the criminal one in the United States can not operate for long. Also, their line of work requires that they submit to institutional pressures and not question their bosses.

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David Ray Griffin on 9/11 & the War in Afghanistan

May 2, 2010

source: We Are Change – Chicago     May 2, 2010

Part 1 of 7

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Did Osama bin Laden Confess to the 9/11 Attacks, and Did He Die, in 2001?

April 30, 2010

by David R. Griffin   source: Global Research   April  30, 2010

In 2009, I published a little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?1 Much evidence, I showed, suggested that Osama bin Laden had died on or about December 13, 2001. (Although this book was ignored by the US press, it received major reviews in British newspapers,2 and it even provided the basis for a BBC special.3) Pointing out that the only evidence to the contrary consists of “messages from bin Laden” in the form of audiotapes and videotapes that have appeared since 2001, I devoted one chapter to an examination of the most important of these tapes, showing that none are demonstrably authentic and that some are almost certainly fakes.

 In the chapter preceding that examination, I discussed two videotapes containing purported interviews of Osama bin Laden in the fall of 2001, when the issue was whether he had been responsible for the 9/11 attacks. I suggested that both of these tapes, in which bin Laden allegedly admitted his responsibility, were fakes. If they were, I pointed out, this fact would increase the likelihood that all of the “Osama bin Laden tapes” appearing in the following years – when the question of whether he was still alive was added to that of his responsibility for 9/11 – were also fakes. 

The clearest example, I argued, was the most famous of the so-called bin Laden confession videos. Having allegedly been found in a private home in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in late November 2001, it is sometimes called the “November 9 bin Laden video,” because this date was stamped on it, implying that this was when it was made. It is also called the “bin Laden video of December 13,” because that was the date on which it was released to the public by the Pentagon – which is perhaps significant, given the evidence that bin Laden may have died on that day. (If he had, he would have obviously, and perhaps conveniently, been unable to comment on whether the tape was authentic.) In any case, I provided several reasons for concluding that this video was almost certainly fabricated. 

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Ahmadinejad Urges U.N. to Probe 9/11 Attacks

April 12, 2010

Officials said that Iraq had weapons of Mass Destruction: They Were Wrong. Officials said that the 9/11 attacks could not have been imagined, or planned for: They Were Wrong. Officials said that Osama Bin Laden confessed to 9/11: They Were Wrong. Officials say that the War  of terror is necessary: They Are Wrong. Officials say that Iran and Ahmadinejad are terrorists that must be stopped…..

Source: AFP     April 12, 2010

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking him to launch an investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, news reports said on Monday.

The minimum expectation from your excellency is to set up an independent and trusted fact-finding group to comprehensively investigate the real factors behind September 11,” Ahmadinejad said in the text of the letter carried by official news agencies.

They did not say when the letter was sent.

The hardliner, who in March dismissed 9/11 as a “big lie,” said in the letter that the attacks “were the main pretext for attacks” by NATO on Afghanistan and Iraq.

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David Headley Pleads Guilty to Mumbai Attacks; Intelligence Connections

March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

Flashback to December 23, 2009:

 Mumbai Terror Suspect David Headley Connected to U.S. Intelligence, Heroin Smuggling

The above mentioned is an important post to read because as CNN reports today:

A Chicago man charged in two international terror plots, including the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, pleaded guilty Thursday to a dozen counts against him and now will not face a trial.

That man in Chicago is David Headley.

Once you have read that post from December 23, 2009 this following statement from the same CNN story will make a whole lot more sense:

He could have faced the death penalty if convicted, but in exchange for his guilty plea and cooperation, the government has taken execution off the table.

However, he will not be sentenced until after the conclusion of his cooperation, the Justice Department said. According to sentencing guidelines included in the plea agreement released Thursday, Headley is expected to serve a life sentence in prison.

The agreement says he will not be extradited to India, Denmark or Pakistan, where authorities say Headley trained for the Mumbai attacks.

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