Monday, May 27, 2013

Upcoming Interview on 9/11 Free Fall, 5/30/2013

This Thursday I will be featured on the No Lies Radio program "9/11 Free Fall" for the second time to discuss my recent paper published at Tune in this Thursday at 10:00 EST for a thorough discussion of why other steel-framed structure collapses are totally unjustified comparisons to the Twin Towers and Building 7.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Why Was a Sunday Times Report on US Government Ties to al-Qaeda Chief Spiked?

In a recent book Classified Woman, Sibel Edmonds, a former translator for the FBI, describes how the Pentagon, CIA and State Department maintained intimate ties to al-Qaeda militants as late as 2001. Her memoir, Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, published last year, charged senior government officials with negligence, corruption and collaboration with al Qaeda in illegal arms smuggling and drugs trafficking in Central Asia.

In interviews with this author in early March, Edmonds claimed that Ayman al-Zawahiri, current head of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden’s deputy at the time, had innumerable, regular meetings at the U.S. embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, with U.S. military and intelligence officials between 1997 and 2001, as part of an operation known as ‘Gladio B’. Al-Zawahiri, she charged, as well as various members of the bin Laden family and other mujahideen, were transported on NATO planes to various parts of Central Asia and the Balkans to participate in Pentagon-backed destabilisation operations.

According to two Sunday Times journalists speaking on condition of anonymity, this and related revelations had been confirmed by senior Pentagon and MI6 officials as part of a four-part investigative series that were supposed to run in 2008. The Sunday Times journalists described how the story was inexplicably dropped under the pressure of undisclosed “interest groups”, which, they suggest, were associated with the U.S. State Department.

Shooting the Messenger

Described by the American Civil Liberties Union as the “most gagged person in the history of the United States of America,” Edmonds studied criminal justice, psychology and public policy at George Washington and George Mason universities. Two weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, her fluency in Turkish, Farsi and Azerbaijani earned her an FBI contract at the Washington DC field office. She was tasked with translating highly classified intelligence from operations against terrorism suspects in and outside the U.S..

In the course of her work, Edmonds became privy to evidence that U.S. military and intelligence agencies were collaborating with Islamist militants affiliated with al-Qaeda, the very forces blamed for the 9/11 attacks – and that officials in the FBI were covering up the evidence. When Edmonds complained to her superiors, her family was threatened by one of the subjects of her complaint, and she was fired. Her accusations of espionage against her FBI colleagues were eventually investigated by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, which did not give details about the allegations as they remained classified.
Other intelligence experts agree that Edmonds had stumbled upon a criminal conspiracy at the heart of the American judicial system. In her memoirs, she recounts that FBI Special Agent Gilbert Graham, who also worked in the Washington field office on counter-intelligence operations, told her over a coffee how he “ran background checks on federal judges” in the “early nineties for the bureau… If we came up with shit – skeletons in their closets – the Justice Department kept it in their pantry to be used against them in the future or to get them to do what they want in certain cases – cases like yours.”A redacted version of Graham’s classified protected disclosure to the Justice Department regarding these allegations, released in 2007, refers to the FBI’s “abuse of authority” by conducting illegal wiretapping to obtain information on U.S. public officials.

Incubating Terror

Five years ago, Edmonds revealed to the Sunday Times that an unidentified senior U.S. State Department official was on the payroll of Turkish agents in Washington, passing on nuclear and military secrets. “He was aiding foreign operatives against U.S. interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives”, Edmonds told the paper. She reported coming across this information when listening to suppressed phone calls recorded by FBI surveillance, marked by her colleague Melek Can Dickerson as “not pertinent”.

In the Sunday Times exposé, Edmonds described a parallel organisation in Israel cooperating with the Turks on illegal weapons sales and technology transfers. Between them, Israel and Turkey operated a range of front companies incorporated in the U.S. with active “moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions”, supported by U.S. officials, in order to sell secrets to the highest bidder. One of the buyers was Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) – which often used its Turkish allies, according to the Times, “as a conduit… because they were less likely to attract suspicion.”

The Pakistani operation was, the paper reported, “led by General Mahmoud Ahmad, then the ISI chief” from 1999 to 2001, when the agency helped train, supply and coordinate the Afghan Taliban and gave sanctuary to their Arab allies brought together in the coalition named al-Qaeda. Ahmad, as the Times noted, “was accused [by the FBI] of sanctioning a $100,000 wire payment to Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 hijackers, immediately before the attacks.”

According to Indian intelligence officials, they had assisted the FBI in “tracing and establishing” the financial trail between the General and the chief hijacker. The discovery was, they allege, the real reason behind the General’s sudden retirement in October 2001. The Pakistani daily, The News, reported on 10th September 2001 that the ISI chief held several “mysterious meetings at the Pentagon and National Security Council” that week, including with CIA director George Tenet.

In an interview with this author in March, Edmonds raised the question of whether U.S. officials’ liaisons with an espionage network overseen by Ahmad, and the FBI’s suppression of related intelligence, played a role in facilitating the attacks.

“Following 9/11, a number of the foreign operatives were taken in for questioning by the FBI on suspicion that they knew about or somehow aided the attacks”, reported the Sunday Times. The paper related that according to Edmonds, the senior State Department official received a call from a foreign agent under FBI surveillance asking for help to “get them out of the U.S. because we can’t afford for them to spill the beans.” The official promised “he would ‘take care of it’.”

Edmonds told this author that high-level corruption compromised the ability of the U.S. intelligence community to pursue ongoing investigations of those planning the 9/11 attacks. “It was precisely those militants that were incubated by some of America’s key allies”, she said. Corruption helped guarantee Congressional silence when that incubation strategy backfired in the form of 9/11. “Both Republican and Democratic representatives in the House and Senate came up in FBI counterintelligence investigations for taking bribes from foreign agents”, she said.

In other interviews Edmonds states that US intelligence was working with Osama Bin Laden before and AFTER the attacks of 911. These attacks created a never ending 'War on Terror' that gave licence for US intervention overseas while providing a massive boost to the military-intelligence-police state-complex.

Can we please quit with the "hoax" theories?!

Over the past few months I've seen a disturbing rise in "hoax" theories. Ever since Sandy Hook, and the viral videos claiming that to be a hoax, every major event - the Boston bombings, the recent attack in London etc. - has attracted similar hoax theories.

These theories are not helping our cause. I'm not saying don't question the mainstream version of these events. By all means, question why they happened and who carried them out and whether they might be "problem-reaction-solution" psyops etc. - I do too - but don't deny that they happened!

Claiming that the traumatized survivors and distressed love ones of victims of these events are "actors" is disgusting and offensive and only alienates us from them and makes us look irrational. Not only that but it's giving the government's morals too much credit! They've more than proven time and time again that they have no problem actually killing people, so if they were to engineer a false flag event, why would they fake killing people? It's a lot of unnecessary extra hassle. Any false flag operation they carry out would have to be highly compartmentalized, and involving hundreds of literal actors in the operation would make that very difficult.

And it's for these same reasons 9/11 "truthers" need to drop the Pentagon no-plane and Flight 93 fake phone call stuff.  In fact, it's likely because of how pervasive these theories are that this new generation of hoax theories exists.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rememberin​g WW1 in the name of peace not war

Stop the War bulletin | May 2013 no.2 |

Remember World War 1 in the name of peace not war

A letter in today's Guardian ( launches a campaign to oppose David Cameron's plans for commemorations of World War 1 in 2014 that stress 'our national spirit'. Among those organising the commemorations are former generals and defence ministers.

The letter calls for a different approach to the anniversary to ensure that it is used to promote peace and international co-operation.

The campaign already has the support of Jude Law, Michael Morpurgo, Carol Ann Duffy, Anthony Gormley, Sir Patrick Stewart, Vanessa Redgrave, Simon Callow, Brian Eno, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ken Livingstone and many, many more.

The campaign, bringing together Stop the War and other anti-war groups and individuals, will involve a series of events and actions next year to underline the horror and devastation of a war that led to the death of 16 million people. It will be launched by Michael Morpurgo, Janie Dee, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German and others outside Siegfried Sassoons's house in Tufton Street, Westminster this morning.

We are asking all our supporters to sign the letter to ensure the highest profile for the campaign. Go to and sign now.

Stop the spread of war - stop western intervention in Syria

Protest 15 June, 1pm Grosvenor Square

In recent weeks, western powers have been discussing increased military intervention in Syria. Plans for possible no-fly zones and the lifting of restrictions on military supplies to opposition groups are well advanced. It is clear that the US, France, Britain and others are committed to regime change in Syria.

Any further intervention will only worsen a devastating civil war which is already spreading outside of Syria, and risk a regional conflagration.

Stop the War has called a protest at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square to coincide with the G8 summit on Saturday June 15 at 1pm. Please do your best to come and make your voice heard against the spread of war.

Stop the War Coalition | | 020 7561 9311

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Proposal for Independent Study of the WTC Dust - Using an Independent Lab that has No Idea that the Dust is From the WTC or From 9/11 (Donate)

Chemical Engineer Mark Basile proposes a blind study into the WTC dust:
A "blind" study is when the technicians performing the test have no idea what the purpose of the test is or where the testing samples came from, so that they will not unconsciously influence results.
In previous analyses of the dust by independent 911 investigators, iron microspheres were found - something that could not be created by jet fuel or office fire - plus there were also unreacted red/grey chips that ignited in a thermitic (incendiary) fashion to produce iron spheres.

This physical evidence shows that Thermitic materials, which are sometimes used by the military to demolish equipment - and have been used to dismantle steel structures in the past - were present in the buildings on 911.

Along with the collapse features of the Towers and WTC7, plus the evidence of eyewitnesses to explosions and melted steel, we can see that explosive and incendiary devices must have been used.

Please donate a few dollars to Mark Basile's blind study by following his green highlighted link on his webpage. Do not be concerned about Government interference since the tests will be monitored.

Related info:

The Great Thermite Debate

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Richard Gage, Bob McIlvaine, and Deborah Voorhees Respond to Rachel Maddow's Anti 911 Truth Rant

In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall Richard Gage AIA, 9/11 victim's family member Bob McIlvaine, and journalist Deborah Voorhees respond to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's recent diatribe attacking 9/11 Truth. This interview includes Richard and Bob's challenge to Maddow to bring them onto her show, and Deborah's insight regarding journalistic ethics and the obstacles to getting the 9/11 controlled demolition evidence into the corporate controlled media.


Apart from a big nod to the physical evidence that trumps Maddow's put down of 'conspiracy theories' the show also explains how the mainstream media works in maintaining the cover-up.

Today there are only a few major corporations that own all the media and those employed by these huge companies are often stopped from airing stories that rock the boat.  The only real independent media today is found online.

The big point raised against Maddow's case is that her 'argument' rested on a generalised dismissal implying that all conspiracies are to be rejected rather than addressing any specific information on the 911 attacks. She was simply hand waving away direct points of criticism with her misleading portrayal. Surprisingly Maddow trotted out the 911 Commission Report and the 911 Myths books as answers to everything when we know, through detailed research, that both tomes provide grossly misleading accounts of the 911 attack and the subsequent non-official investigations.

In relation to the second book, 911 Myths, that addresses the 911 truth movement, Adam Taylor writing on this blog thoroughly demonstrates how bankrupt their arguments are in a multipart refutation.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government? A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case

A heads up from Gregg Roberts over at

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case


P.S. I assume that this source was speaking loosely, and strongly encrypted messages (such as are enabled by Thunderbird+GPG+Enigmail) are still "secure enough" (i.e, worth the supercomputer time needed to decrypt them only if you have already otherwise given the government serious reason to do so). I trust neither Hushmail nor Comodo, which both admit they'll hand the key to your email to the government if asked.

P.P.S. See also: (note the date carefully)