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May 262019
 

New information released by the FBI has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

by Whitney Webb, Mint Press News

NEW YORK — For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center…

(Full article link below)

https://www.mintpressnews.com/newly-released-fbi-docs-shed-light-on-apparent-mossad-foreknowledge-of-9-11-attacks/258581/

 Posted by at 8:48 am
May 192019
 

Justice Integrity Project Editor’s (Andrew Kreig) Introduction: Guest columnist Mark Channing Miller shares below his tool kit for everyone who wants to change the blackout of news coverage of the landmark legal filing this spring by family members of 9/11 terror attack victims and by independent researchers who seek to require public disclosure by the U.S. Justice Department of hidden federal government records.

Just under Miller’s introduction is his transcription of remarks by the lawsuit plaintiffs during their March 25 news conference near the federal courthouse and Justice Department headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. The event was outside the Newseum, which was charging nearly $25 admission (including to see displays of 9/11 attack debris) but whose management tried to shoo from the public sidewalk the 9/11 lawsuit plaintiffs.

https://www.justice-integrity.org/1654-9-11-press-relations-tool-kit-for-hidden-records-suit

 Posted by at 10:36 pm
Apr 292019
 

First part of the file, translated to text:

This document is classified “ORCON/NOFORN” unless otherwise marked. (U)
On September 14, 2001, the Newark Division of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-NK) initiated a Full Field
Investigation predicated upon circumstances indicating that five
(5) Israeli nationals, detained in conjunction with the PENTTBOMB
investigation, had reportedly videotaped the terrorist attack on
the World Trade Center (WTC) and may have possessed foreknowledge
of the same. The following summarizes the investigation to-date.

Here is a link to the pdf file:
https://www.ae911truth.org/images/PDFs/FBI-Newark-9-23-01-Report.pdf

 Posted by at 12:25 am
Apr 262019
 

Fueled by the ambition of two teenagers, ex-Alaska senator Mike Gravel is running for president with the explicit intention of entering Democratic debates.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/20/mike-gravel-2020-presidential-campaign

Here’s the paragraph about 9/11:

Though there are still hurdles to clear–for example, Gravel’s belief that 9/11 was an inside job is proving to be a challenge for the campaign. Recently, in a Vice News doc, he proffered the opinion that the Twin Towers were brought down with the use of controlled demolition. When confronted with this information, the campaign managers emphasized that Gravel is a vehicle for their ideas, and, therefore, his personal opinions aren’t that significant. However, Gravel is the candidate, and what he says on the campaign trail will be seen for better or worse as a reflection of his supporters’ values.

 Posted by at 9:39 am
Mar 172019
 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort. He arrived at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan by nightfall, and was sent underneath the ruins of the World Trade Center to look for survivors.

When he returned home three days later, his wife, Charlotte Berwind, says he was changed.

See article on Time.com:
http://time.com/5540749/9-11-victims-compensation-fund-worries/

 Posted by at 8:34 am
Feb 052019
 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/world-trade-center-leases-booming-famed-developer-larry-silverstein-says

It has been nearly 18 years since the terrorist attack on September 11, slaughtered thousands of New Yorkers and virtually demolished the area surrounding the Twin Towers. But World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein Opens a New Window. said the rebuilding of the trade center is almost completed.

“It’s been the biggest challenge of my life and it’s only taken us 18 years to this point,” Silverstein told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney Opens a New Window. on Monday. “We have another few years to go before we are finished.”

Link to article

 Posted by at 11:11 pm
Feb 012019
 

9/11 hearings at Guantánamo delayed after judge flown out for eye surgery

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/30/911-judge-rushed-from-guantanamo-in-medical-emergency

January 30, 2019

Judge Keith Parrella flown out of Cuban military base for surgery after initial delay that wife blamed on insurance dispute.

The military tribunal hearings against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators have been stalled after the judge was flown out for emergency eye surgery.

At 7pm on Tuesday evening Parrella summoned defence and prosecution lawyers and informed them he was being flown out of the US military base in south-east Cuba back to the mainland for urgent medical treatment.

The judge was flown out on Wednesday, after his wife, Jennifer Parrella, tweeted overnight to accuse the military’s medical insurance provider, for a delay which she said threatened her husband’s sight in one eye.

Kevin Dwyer, a spokesman for the Defence Health Agency, said on Wednesday that “at no time” did the insurance company refuse to evacuate the patient.

“A lack of available aircraft briefly delayed the medical evacuation, but this situation has been rectified,” Dwyer said. “The Department will work to ensure future extraction delays are avoided.”

The Office of Military Commissions issued a brief statement that read: “Due to a medical issue impacting the military judge’s ability to work, the rest of the session is cancelled.”

Parrella was made judge in the 9/11 case last August, taking control of a case that has been dogged by false starts, procedural delays and controversy over the military commissions themselves. The defendants, accused of having orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon killing nearly 3,000 people, were first charged in 2008. But the case is still in its preliminary phase, with a trial not expected to begin before 2020 at the earliest.

Much of the contention is testimony from the defendants obtained after long periods of torture in CIA “black sites” before they were flown to Guantánamo.

Parrella’s fitness to try the case is being challenged in federal court by defence lawyers for failing to disclose the extent of prior relationships with members of the prosecution team.

On Monday one of the defendants, Ramzi bin al-Shibh – a Yemeni accused of arranging for some of the hijackers to go to flight school in the US and helping finance the operation – challenged Parrella’s authority to preside over the court.

The defendant had raised a similar objection before, but on this occasion Parrella appeared rattled by the challenge and said his attitude “could potentially put everyone in this room’s safety in jeopardy” – a claim that surprised defence lawyers, who interpreted it as a threat to shackle the prisoner.

On the same day, defence lawyers threatened to boycott proceedings over what they said was aggressive FBI questioning of a legal assistant who had left Guantánamo in December.

On Tuesday, Parrella heard opposing arguments over whether the testimony of a former defence interpreter could be heard in open court. Defendants had claimed they had seen the interpreter at a “black site” and it was confirmed he had worked for the CIA. Defence lawyers have been seeking to question him on whether he had been CIA infiltrator. Parrella ruled that the hearing would have to be held behind closed doors.

 Posted by at 9:55 pm