April 4, 2010
A summary of news relating to 9/11/01 - For the week of March 29 through April 4, 2010. (Last week is here)
In the last couple of weeks the official version of the 9/11 attacks has continued to disintegrate. From the ACLU documents revealing that the 9/11 Commission had certain lines that it should not cross as ordered by Rumsfeld, Tenet, and Ashcroft to a Judge ordering the freedom of a Guantanamo detainee who has been held for 10 years without proper evidence to convict or hold him at all.
This week the case against one of the highest ranking detainee’s held in Guantanamo Bay for crimes relating to 9/11 has almost been completely withdrawn. His name is Abu Zubaydah, and Jason Leopold at Truthout had this to report:
In a federal court filing, Justice backed away from the Bush administration’s statements that Zubaydah was the No. 2 or No. 3 official in al-Qaeda who had helped plan the 9/11 attacks, as well as even earlier claims from the Clinton administration that he was directly involved in planning the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa.
The original Pdf document may be downloaded here for anyone who is building a case or spreading awareness. Leopold continues with this:
For the first time, the government officially admitted that Zubaydah did not have “any direct role in or advance knowledge of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” and was neither a “member” of al-Qaeda nor “formally” identified with the terrorist organization.
Apparently this guy was waterboarded at least 80 times. Is this the National Security that people are paying for with their tax-dollars?
The 9/11 victims family members have issued a statement to President Obama asking that he hold the 9/11 trials in a civilian court, here in the United States. Obama has not issued a formal response. The trials, if held in a civilian court, would be legal, responsible, moral, and generally more open to public scrutiny than a Military Commission held at Guantanamo Bay.
Ed Asner, famous actor and President of the Screen Actors Guild, also a prominent supporter of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, had a commercial hit New York television sets this week. The ad ran on New York 1, for a couple of slots and had great footage of World Trade Center #7 and discussed the peer-reviewed thermite paper. See the Ed Asner ad right here.
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