Monday, September 04, 2006
September 4, 2006: Recent links of interest
Monday, 4 September 2006 3:42 P GMT-05
There were another two major 9/11 semi-debunking pieces over the weekend, one in the San Francisco Chronicle and one in Reuters. Expect a deluge of them for the next two weeks as the five year anniversary comes to pass.
Monday, 4 September 2006 3:17 P GMT-05
My son is not a terrorist. He was, in fact, a great admirer of American political values and legal principles before he was kidnapped and sent to Guantanamo. Our family is nonetheless willing to undergo the ordeal of trial and judgment, if only the U.S. government would allow it to happen.
Monday, 4 September 2006 3:15 P GMT-05
Prosecutors said none of this mattered -- not because Dr. Hurwitz was lying (although they suggested he was) but because, even if he was completely on the level, even if he was making a conscientious effort to treat pain, he was still guilty of drug trafficking. A federal appeals court recently rejected this astonishing assertion, dealing a blow to prosecutions who seek to punish mistakes in medical judgment with prison terms.
Monday, 4 September 2006 3:10 P GMT-05
Here's an easy and very effective way to spread 9-11 truth: Simply write "ST911.org" on every dollar bill which you have. Don't say anything, don't make a big fuss about it. Just write it, and then use your money like you normally do.
Monday, 4 September 2006 1:46 A GMT-05
I've been thinking back to that Camelot time, before Bush, before 9/11. One thing stands out for me as the most broad-ranging change from that time: the loss of the unobserved life.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 11:49 P GMT-05
When 9/11 became a national religion with almost unanimous fervor, few Americans wanted to question the orthodox view on 9/11. When any doubts about the official dogma meant shunning, very few voiced their skepticism. Mainstream media, talking heads and government officials at all levels and persuasion accepted as gospel whatever they were told by the feds, no matter how ludicrous or easily challenged. And when the official story was changed, so did their revised version.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 11:20 P GMT-05
Ever wonder why prominent "official story" apologists always shun 9/11 truth debates? Here perhaps is the nightmare that they dread. Show host Goyette is not an overt 9/11 skeptic, just a fearless interrogator with a very logical mind. One guesses the battered Mr. Coburn will be picking his interview venues with much more care next time.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 10:41 P GMT-05
Get in my tank and man the machine gun. Watch your fellow soldier get shot in the head from a sniper. Knowing you can’t do anything about it because you must have positive identification of a target BEFORE you can even fire in the direction it came from.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 10:34 P GMT-05
Sunday, 3 September 2006 9:39 P GMT-05
So next time someone tells you that questioning 9/11 is disrepectful to the victims, show him or her the facts contained in this story, and educate them to the fact that NOT questioning the heinous lie passing for the official story is what is truly disrepectful to the victims and their families.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 9:20 P GMT-05
The recent New York Times article on 9/11 implies that controlled demolition of the Twin Towers would have been impossible, because no one could have snuck in all of the explosive equipment. I, and many others, have previously addressed this issue. I am re-posting this essay in light of the Times' hit piece on this issue.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 9:00 P GMT-05
The soldiers, all from the Fort Campbell, Ky.-based 101st Airborne Division's 187th Infantry Regiment, are accused of killing three Iraqi men taken from a house May 9 on a marshy island outside Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 8:53 P GMT-05
Of all the things about the president’s war on terrorism that can be criticized, the biggest is the notion that it deserves to be called a "war."
Sunday, 3 September 2006 8:44 P GMT-05
Bush's thoughts on the fate of non-Christian souls became a minor source of controversy after he told the Houston Post in 1993 that only those who "accept Jesus Christ" go to Heaven. However, the future president was also earlier briefly engaged to a half-Jewish woman.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 8:43 P GMT-05
Put boldly and simply, we have to drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 8:35 P GMT-05
What Keith Olbermann did tonight took true courage. Not the faux, pseudo-decisive "stick-to-my-guns" variety of our failing President, but the very real courage of someone who took a chance, that of a man taking a very real career risk to do his job: disturb the comforted and comfort the disturbed. And distrurb the comforted is what Olbermann did tonight. Watch it:
Sunday, 3 September 2006 7:45 P GMT-05
This summer, a group of teenagers has disrobed near restaurants, bookstores and galleries, igniting a debate about whether this bohemian southern Vermont town should ban a practice that has been tolerated until now. "Brattleboro tends to be a laid-back town and pretty accepting of the unusual, but this is really pushing limits," said Police Chief John Martin. "It's clearly to outrage people, it's clearly rebelliousness," he said.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 4:55 P GMT-05
There are some who maintain that the mythical 9/11 hijackers, although proven to be too incompetent to fly a little Cessna 172, had acquired the impressive skills that enabled them to fly airliners by training in flight simulators. What follows is an attempt to bury this myth once and for all, because I’ve heard this ludicrous explanation bandied about, ad nauseam, on the Internet and the TV networks—invariably by people who know nothing substantive about flight simulators, flying, or even airplanes.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 4:45 P GMT-05
... Because really, who are you going to trust — intelligence officers who do this kind of work for a living and whose careers depend on getting their facts right... Or Republican politicians whose careers hang in the balance of the next election?
Sunday, 3 September 2006 4:43 P GMT-05
FEMA's failure was that it employed a command and control approach—central planning—as the basis for organizing relief activities. This compounded disaster with disaster, because the great weakness of central planning is its inability to respond quickly and adapt to changes and unforeseen circumstances. No centralized authority, no matter how well-intentioned its employees and well-functioning its internal operations, can overcome this problem.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 4:37 P GMT-05
Initially, we were led to believe that Katrina was the result of a fateful combination of a natural disaster and government incompetence, a perfect storm of bad luck that provided one more example of the general inability of the Bush administration to actually govern, let alone protect its citizenry. Yet, with some distance and sober reflection, this assessment seems a bit shortsighted, a little too localized. In truth, Katrina offers a number of relevant lessons not only for U.S. citizens but also for Canadians and people all over the world who must grapple with the global advance of what I call a politics of disposability.
Sunday, 3 September 2006 4:33 P GMT-05
The men - all from Saudi Arabia - spoke of their shock at being mistakenly named by the FBI as suicide terrorists. None of the four was in the United States on September 11 and all are alive in their home country.