Jon has released a book containing transcripts of interviews he conducted with people such as Lorie Van Auken, Bob McIlvaine, Cindy Sheehan and many more. Jon has made his book freely available in PDF format at this website:
* President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director said the spy agency learned “tough lessons” from its use of harsh detention and interrogation tactics on terror suspects after 9/11.
* Haspel said that when she saw a video of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center in New York, she knew “in my gut” that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was to blame.
On April 10th, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, a group representing the families of victims, filed a petition with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to demand a thorough and transparent investigation into the crimes committed on September 11th. The committee claims to have “conclusive” evidence that explosives were planted and detonated at the World Trade Center which led to the free fall collapse of both twin towers and WTC 7.
The 52-page petition is accompanied by 57 exhibits and a federal statute requires the U.S. Department of Justice to review the evidence with a special grand jury. The petition states: “The Lawyers’ Committee has reviewed the relevant available evidence . . . and has reached a consensus that there is not just substantial or persuasive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted crimes related to the use of pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries . . . on 9/11, but there is actually conclusive evidence that such federal crimes were committed.”
Hoisting the false flag
Brave Guatemalan air force pilots rebelled against a leftist regime in 1954 and used their planes to bomb the regime’s bases. Army commanders also rebelled; Guatemalans could hear them directing troop movements over the radio. Finally these patriots won their revolution. The United States trumpeted their victory around the world.
This was a “false flag” operation — staged by one force but made to look as if someone else did it. Planes that bombed targets in Guatemala were painted with Guatemalan air force insignia, but the pilots were CIA contractors. Radio messages about troop movements had been pre-recorded at a CIA base in Florida. A revolution that seemed to be emerging from one country, Guatemala, was actually the project of another, the United States.
False flag operations are a well-established tactic. Many intelligence agencies have staged them. Often they are successful. They lead the world to blame a crime or atrocity on an innocent party while the true culprit remains obscure. Computer technology has brought a host of new “false flag” possibilities, as hackers and counter-hackers compete to leave misleading electronic trails.
A federal judge in New York has ordered Iran to pay $6 billion to the alleged families of 9/11 attacks even though a state investigation has found no link between Tehran and those who carried out the bombings.
The judgement, issued by Manhattan federal judge George Daniels on Tuesday, is also hollow because Iran has never responded to the lawsuit and is unlikely to ever pay.
The lawsuit claims that Iran provided technical assistance, training and planning to the al-Qaeda operatives that conducted the attacks.
However, the official investigation on the attacks, known as the 9/11 Commission Report, said that Iran did not play a direct role.
Nevertheless, Daniels insisted that the country was liable to more than 1,000 “parents, spouses, siblings and children” involved in the lawsuit.
He signed off on a pro forma default order against “the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran” after they refused to respond to the suit.
The lawsuit is not linked to a case filed against Saudi Arabia, which families of 9/11 victims say provided direct support for the attackers. Fifteen of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi citizens.
Last April, a federal judge in New York ordered Tehran to pay $11 billion in compensation to victim families of the 9/11 attacks while Saudi Arabia was cleared, prompting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to denounce the ruling.
“I have lost every respect for US justice. The judgment by the Supreme Court and the other, even more absurd judgment by a New York circuit court deciding that Iran should pay damages for 9/11 are the height of absurdity,” he said.
Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Iran expert, spoke last Thursday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to provide his perspective on Iran’s influence both regionally and globally.
Engaging in a discussion with Noah Rauch, senior vice president for education and public programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Sadjadpour unpacked Iran’s policies that run counter to U.S. interests and threaten to destabilize the region.
In the clip below, Sadjadpour offers his prediction on the future of the Iran nuclear deal:
“I think what’s most likely to happen if we try to change our terms of the deal, or if we pull out of the deal, the Iranians will say, ‘Okay, you’ve reneged on your end of the deal. We’re going to reconstitute our program.’ But I would argue the Iranians are shrewd enough not to go from zero to a hundred. So they’ll put their foot on the gas, they’ll go from zero to twenty in a way that kind of creates fissures within the P5+1, within the international community. And the danger here is that, as I said, you know even if they’re going twenty miles an hour, they’re gradually inching their car closer to Nuclearville.”
Tom Secker is joined by Robbie Martin and Pearse Redmond to talk about the 2008 9/11 conspiracy thriller The Reflecting Pool. They pick on various aspects of the film that relate or comment on the 9/11 truth movement, including the bizarre consensus that thermite brought down the WTC which has overshadowed the much more important issue of the destruction of evidence. They also get into the fake CIA Presidential Daily Briefing in the film that has no real-world parallel and therefore seems to be a metaphor about the risks of trusting inside sources. They round off talking about their favourite moments in the movie and on the ending where (SPOILERS) the protagonist appears to have lost his mind.
March 29, 2018 / 10:40 AM /
Saudi Arabia must face U.S. lawsuits over Sept. 11 attacks
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and should pay billions of dollars in damages to victims.
Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.
Currently, the World Trade Center Health Program is housed within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. That agency, in turn, is under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control.
Under the 2019 fiscal year budget for NIOSH put forth by the White House, that agency will be carved out of the CDC and placed within the National Institute of Health.
The WTC Health Program will remain behind — within the CDC.
Although it would appear on paper to be a simple rearrangement, lawmakers and 9/11 advocates say the impact would be dreadful for the more than 83,000 responders and survivors who rely on the WTC Health Program to receive treatments, medications and monitoring for injuries and illnesses caused by toxins at Ground Zero and other 9/11 sites.
Read whole article from NY Post:
For many years, major U.S. institutions ranging from the Pentagon to the 9/11 Commission have been pushing the line that Iran secretly cooperated with Al Qaeda both before and after the 9/11 terror attacks. But the evidence for those claims remained either secret or sketchy, and always highly questionable.
Read the entire article from The American Conservative by Gareth Porter: