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 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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James Corbett Interviews Max Fraser About Korean Air 085 “Hijacking” on 9/11

April 27, 2011

source: Corbett Report   April 27, 2011

Independent filmmaker Max Fraser joins The Corbett Report to discuss his new documentary, “Never Happen Here: The Whitehorse 9/11 Story”. This documentary tells the remarkable story of Korean Air 085, a 747 that was diverted en route from Seoul to New York and the only plane to broadcast a “hijack” signal on the morning of 9/11.

Listen to the interview here:


This picture will come in handy when listnening to the interview:

Related: CBC news report on Max Fraser and the Korean Airlines Hijacking.

Write and Call to Local and National Media:

January 19, 2011

source: Jon Gold    Jan 19, 2011

Whether you call in or write; whether local or National, it is important that everyone is involved. If you can’t make it to D.C. to chain yourself to the W.H. fence ( Ican’t) than please call at least one outlet, even a radio station will broadcast your call to thousands if not more.

It will only take 10-20 minues to make some calls. There is more than one way to acheive victory for our mission of a new investigation into 9/11, and this is just one of those ways.


(It is a integral part of this Nation’s history to be arrested for a good cause that  Representative’s don’t neccesarily care or know much about)

Lies, Lawsuits, and Legislation: A Brief History of the 9/11 First Responders Hellish Rollercoaster Ride

January 4, 2011

This started as a much smaller opinion piece on “H.R.847 – James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.” Obviously it turned into something else, a brief history maybe, but as always there is so much more…

Nor Cal Truth   Jan 4, 2011

“This is a time for reflection, not retribution.” – Barack Obama, 2009

Obama is no hero. Only after so many wrongs could the recently passed 9/11 Health legislation seem right.

The Twin Towers on 9/11, had they not been destroyed by demolitions, would have been a hard days work for the NYPD and NYFD; yet the fires would have been put out. In fact in many parts of the buildings the fires were put out, or going out. It is quite possible that the NYFD would have lost a few good men through the day fighting the fires inside the WTC on 9/11 had they had the chance to do so, maybe 10 to 15 firefighters even. But surely not hundreds, especially not a thousand.

343 of NY’s first responders were killed in the World Trade Center demolitions of 9/11/01. They were murdered along with thousands of civilians and no one responsible has gone to jail for those crimes.

The WTC demolition created a cloud of debris-turned-to-dust that covered the city of Manhattan streets, homes, schools and lungs of tens of thousands of people.  This could not have happened without explosives and demolitions; volcanoes aside.

The month following 9/11 was so filled with mistakes, possible criminal intent, disinformation, and irresponsibility from the EPA  and CEQ that I will just have to list some highlights below:

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Obama’s “Transparency”

April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010

In the past, Barack has said this:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in GovernmentWe will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Government should be transparent…..

Government should be participatory

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“The Reason For This Cover-Up Goes Right To The White House”

March 18, 2010

source: Washingtons Blog    March 18, 2010

As I pointed out in 2007:

The 9/11 Commission Report was largely based on a third-hand account of what tortured detainees said, with two of the three parties in the communication being government employees.

The official 9/11 Commission Report states:

Chapters 5 and 7 rely heavily on information obtained from captured al Qaeda members. A number of these “detainees” have firsthand knowledge of the 9/11 plot. Assessing the truth of statements by these witnesses-sworn enemies of the United States-is challenging. Our access to them has been limited to the review of intelligence reports based on communications received from the locations where the actual interrogations take place. We submitted questions for use in the interrogations, but had no control over whether, when, or how questions of particular interest would be asked. Nor were we allowed to talk to the interrogators so that we could better judge the credibility of the detainees and clarify ambiguities in the reporting.

In other words, the 9/11 Commissioners were not allowed to speak with the detainees, or even their interrogators. Instead, they got their information third-hand.

The Commission didn’t really trust the interrogation testimony. For example, one of the primary architects of the 9/11 Commission Report, Ernest May, said in May 2005:

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January 31, 2010

The last paragraph sums it up perfectly -Tasha

January 31, 2010

By Sherwood Ross

Now that one of every four Americans gets the news online, a communications authority wonders if the White House is still able to control the news.

“The transformation of media has not only undermined the imperial institutions of the mainstream media; it has undermined the imperial Presidency,” writes Ken Auletta in the January 25th The New Yorker.

Auletta reminds that six years ago there was no Facebook, no Twitter, no You-Tube and that many regional newspapers and TV stations were “highly profitable.”

Today, he writes, Politico.com Web site has 79 editorial employees to satisfy the news hunger of its 3-million unique monthly visitors and Mike Allen, the online paper’s chief White House correspondent “has become one of Washington’s most influential journalists.”

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Cynthia McKinney: “President Obama, Stop Bankrupting Our Nation!”

December 13, 2009

On Sat., Dec. 12, 2009, ex-Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) was one of the speakers at the emergency “End-the-U.S.-Wars” rally. See for background: http://www.enduswars.org/ The event was held in Lafayette Park, directly opposite the White House. Rep. McKinney ran for President of the United States in the 2008 election on the Green Party ticket. She is also a champion of Human Rights and has consistently, and courageously, stood up for the beleaguered peoples of Occupied Palestine.

The White House – Press Office – Notice of Continuation of the National Emergency – Sept. 10th, 2009

September 11, 2009


Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 10, 2009

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Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.


September 10, 2009.

source: White House


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