Republicans showed outrage this Saturday at very idea that Democrats would try to have a debate on the Iraq war without the 60-vote super-majority required to break a GOP filibuster. Using words like ‘disrespectful’, ‘heavy-handed’, and ‘unprecedented’ in their rhetoric.

I felt very sorry for these Republican senators getting pushed around like that until I remembered that these same senators had threatened JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO to use the ‘Nuclear Option’ of removing the then-minority Democratic Party’s ability to filibuster on Federal Judges.

It strikes me as somewhat odd that the GOP would have no compuction of steamrolling Democrats over ideological judicial candidates and yet scream to high heaven over being forced to debate a war that has consumed (to date) over $400 billion and 3,000 American lives. The stakes do seem a bit lopsided to me.

How quickly we forget – and how quickly the game has changed . . .

Some Links :

click on 911 mysteries – english

90 minutes of footage ; this one is perhaps better than loosechange because it really discusses the collapse of the WTC’s only, and doesnt get into the Pentagon, or flight 93.

The good professor on 9/11

Interesting point: Nixon can’t keep a simple robbery quiet, yet no leaks since 9/11

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Popular Mechanics March 2005

Cover story: Debunking 9/11 myths. Answers questions about the lack of air defense and the tensile strength of steel at 1800 degrees. I don’t remember any dancing Israelis, but I do remember large crowds of Muslims. Doesn’t particularly implicate either one.

I also remember that al-Qaeda members attempted to blow up the towers in 1993, and that one of the terrorists went to school right up the road from me.

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Interesting poll results from the fall

I have been hesitant to bring up the topic of 9-11 and holes in the official version of events.

The time is now.

I have read several books on what holes exist in the official versions of the events.

I remember hearing of the poll that over half of Americans did not believe the official story. The main bones of contention from the “conspiracy theorists” and the 9-11 truth movement have been :

1. The lack of air defense on 9-11. Standard protcols of intercepting aircraft were not followed that day, even though 4 aircraft were hijacked on the same morning. Standard protocol is that if a plane loses radio contact while simultaneously deviating from the filed flight plan, aircraft are scrambled to observe. It takes defense secretary or higher to authorize shooting the rogue craft down, but scrambling the jets to observe is usually done within 3-5 minutes of radio contact loss and deviation from filed flight path occurring. This did not happen in airspace in the northeast corridor, where 2/3 of the US population lives and is the highest trafficked military airspace in the world.

2. The nature of the collapses of the WTC towers :

They occurred at free-fall speed. Concrete dust was blown horizontally outwards some 200 feet. Pancaking could not result in reducing concrete to dust. Only explosives can do that.

3. Numerous eye-witnesses, people fleeing the scene, policemen and firemen all reported regular periodic explosions within the buildings. Originally these eyewitnesses were bound by an FBI gag order, but when the widows of 9-11 sued the city, the testimonies came out.

4. The collapse of WTC #7, which was never hit by any airplane. There is revealing footage of both the collapse, which suggests it was imploded, and Larry Silverstein’s PBS year-later admission (which you can google and find the interview) that WTC #7 was destroyed after a decision to “pull-it” was exercised. “Pull-it” is an industry term for controlled demolition.

5. The 19 arab hijackers :

Satan Suqami’s passport was found on a street. It somehow survived the inferno that offiically destroyed steel-framed buildings …
9 of the other 19 hijackers have since been found alive and well in the middle east. So officially there were only 10 hijackers who hijacked the 4 planes.

6. The physical data:

Hydrocarbon fires burn at 1800 degrees at the hottest (while burning in air, not pure oxygen). It takes 2800 degrees or higher to melt steel. Even steel subjected to the maximum temp hydrocarbon fire for hours will retain a majority of its strength, enought to withstand collapse. No steel-framed building ever before had collapsed due to fire, and the WTC complex was super-reinforced with steel components. The color and nature of the smoke plumes from the fires in the WTC demonstrate that this hydrocarbon fire was not burning at its maximum temperature (orange and sooty = low intensity fire). Molten steel was found 7 basements below the WTC complexes. This data cannot be supported by the official explanation. Firemen testified smelling cordite.

7. The unclaimed put options on United and American Airlines. The CIA monitors stock-trades in real-time for data mining purposes. In the days before 9-11, there was a huge spike in put options on only United and American airlines. A put option is a bet a certain stock will drop in price. The price dropped after Sept 11, and with the suspension of trades for a week, the options were never claimed. Someone with inside knowledge was trying to profit.

8. The testimony of pilots with extensive time on the jumbo jets.

Several pilots have determined that the skill needed for descent into the Pentagon, with the 330 degree last minute change of trajectory was not possible by novice pilots. Many people believe that no jumbojet ever hit the Pentagon. There is evidence that it was in fact a missile. The inner rings of the Pentagon were penetrated with neat holes. The tip of a jumbojet is made of carbon fibre. Depleted uranium is used to tip tomahawks, and the tip could penetrate several concentric steel-reinforced concrete walls. Jumbo jets cannot. No wings were found. No evidence of a fuselage was ever found. No bodies. No blood. No scorched earth. The FBI confiscated cameras from a local gas station which should have captured the impact. The Va Dept of Transportation has many cameras that would have filmed the plane flying over the interstate. A neighboring hotel had surveillance video on the rooftop that captured the impact. None has ever been released. In the face of doubt, when conspiracy people said it was a missile or global hawk that hit the Pentagon, all the government had to do was produce the tapes, and dispell all the myths. They did not. The section of the Pentagon that was hit was largely empty. It was under reconstruction. The original flight path would have taken the mysterious jumbojet right into Rummie’s office. Instead, a last-minute high-G force maneuvre was performed, with a 330 degree change in trajectory, resulting in a collision with the most depopulated part of the building. Interestingly, the day before, on Sept 10th, the OSP in the Pentagon put out a report (in the Post I think) that the Mossad was a highly dangerous group ; that the Mossad could target American personnel and bases, and manufacture planted evidence of Arab involvement. The OSP was ironically housed in the section that got hit.

9. The dancing Israelis :

The FBI detained many Israelis who were dancing and celebrating and taping the smoke plumes from a New Jersey rooftop. They were part of a moving company. A neighbor saw the questionable behavior, called the FEDs, who picked them up. They said they were Israeli, and they were not the Americans’ problem, that the Palestinians were the Americans’ problem.

10. The no-fly orders

San Francisco mayor Willie Brown was scheduled to fly into NYC on Sept 11. He received a warning 8 hours prior to his flight to not fly that day. Ariel Sharon was scheduled to address Israeli support groups in NYC on Sept 11. He canceled on Sept 10.

All contained in this post is factual, and I recommend further investigation. I could say a lot more actually, but I will save some ammunition for responses.

If you wanna watch some good underground videos :

1. Loose Change (just google it) ; a couple of high schoolers put this one together, and has some good raw data.
2. The Pentagon Strike (google it too)


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Posting without comment

I’d like to see what y’all think about this new 9-11 theory.

Posted at 12:34 pm by Johnny B

Posted by Name @ 06/12/2005 05:02 PM PDT
Well, the theory that the US government was complicit in the September 11 attacks is not , in fact, NEW. Read the book entitled “The New Pearl Harbor”. There are too many facts in this book that are irreconcilable with the official version of the September 11 attacks. The Defense Policy Board, whose members include Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld et al, wrote a paper called the “Project for the New American Century” in 98 or 99 which basically suggested to get the American people to foot the bill for a huge increase in military spending there needed to be a perceived threat and a catastrophe on the order of Pearl Harbor … Ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall the usual BS reasons for starting wars, like fighting communism or spreading democracy and peace (through warfare ,lol) have needed replacements, as the “bewildered herd” have started to wake up. The only factual content of Johnny B’s linked theory was the lack of Israeli and Jewish victims of 9-11. One may visit CNN’s website which contains the exhaustive list of 9-11 victims. The Jerusalem Post was flooded with calls the day of 9-11 from Israelis whose family members worked at the World Trade Centers. These people were very concerned for their family members. When the actual list of victims came out, it turned out even though there were high numbers of Israelis working at the WTC’s, there was actually only one Israeli victim. The question then surfaced how did so many Israelis not show up for work that day. Well, some people argue that they were warned by an Israeli messaging service. I find this argument plausible. The MOSSAD had , in fact, warned the US intelligence apparatus that they had received chatter on a big attack in NYC. The Germans also warned us, as well as the Egyptians. The US did nothing , such as beef up air defenses for the week (which was specifically identified) , as well as other precautions. So if the MOSSAD saw the US intelligence apparatus not heed its warnings, why would they not issue warnings to Israeli citizens working there. Some people argue that the warnings to Israelis constitute MOSSAD involvement …. I doubt that, given the shaky footing the MOSSAD was on with respect to US institutions. In fact, on September 10, 2001, SAMS (a US military think-tank) issued a warning on the MOSSAD, in the WAshington Post, calling the Israeli intelligence group ruthless, cunning, able to attack US targets while making it seem like an Arab attack. That said, I seriously doubt the MOSSAD had anything to do with the attacks itself. It is clear they had prior knowledge. US intelligence had multiple warnings. Yet nothing was done. In fact, the single biggest argument for US government complicity in the 9-11 attacks is the lack, supreme lack, of air defenses over the most populous and strategic areas of the US. The biggest military might in the world did not protect these areas? There is a standard operating procedure with planes that , number 1, have veered off course, and number 2, have failed to maintain radio contact. US fighter planes are deployed within 3-5 minutes of both 1 and 2 occuring simultanesouly. It is a myth that it takes presidential authority to shoot down a plane. Rumsfeld or higher could, in fact, authorize military fighters to shoot down aircraft. But the scrambling of these aircraft is AUTOMATIC. The first plane that hit the WTC was in the air for more than 45 minutes ….. More than 38 minutes had passed since the plane veered off course and radio contact was lost. This piece of data is very damaging to the OFFICIAL version. Cheers all.

Posted by JohnnyB @ 06/12/2005 05:08 PM PDT
The new aspect is the vatican angle