April 4, 2010
A summary of news relating to 9/11/01 – For the week of March 29 through April 4, 2010. (Last week is here)
In the last couple of weeks the official version of the 9/11 attacks has continued to disintegrate. From the ACLU documents revealing that the 9/11 Commission had certain lines that it should not cross as ordered by Rumsfeld, Tenet, and Ashcroft to a Judge ordering the freedom of a Guantanamo detainee who has been held for 10 years without proper evidence to convict or hold him at all.
This week the case against one of the highest ranking detainee’s held in Guantanamo Bay for crimes relating to 9/11 has almost been completely withdrawn. His name is Abu Zubaydah, and Jason Leopold at Truthout had this to report:
In a federal court filing, Justice backed away from the Bush administration’s statements that Zubaydah was the No. 2 or No. 3 official in al-Qaeda who had helped plan the 9/11 attacks, as well as even earlier claims from the Clinton administration that he was directly involved in planning the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa.
The original Pdf document may be downloaded here for anyone who is building a case or spreading awareness. Leopold continues with this:
For the first time, the government officially admitted that Zubaydah did not have “any direct role in or advance knowledge of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” and was neither a “member” of al-Qaeda nor “formally” identified with the terrorist organization.
Apparently this guy was waterboarded at least 80 times. Is this the National Security that people are paying for with their tax-dollars?
The 9/11 victims family members have issued a statement to President Obama asking that he hold the 9/11 trials in a civilian court, here in the United States. Obama has not issued a formal response. The trials, if held in a civilian court, would be legal, responsible, moral, and generally more open to public scrutiny than a Military Commission held at Guantanamo Bay.
Ed Asner, famous actor and President of the Screen Actors Guild, also a prominent supporter of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, had a commercial hit New York television sets this week. The ad ran on New York 1, for a couple of slots and had great footage of World Trade Center #7 and discussed the peer-reviewed thermite paper. See the Ed Asner ad right here.
Minister and National Representative of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan gave a speech recently and showed a lot knowledge into the faults of the official story of 9/11. Farrakhan discussed with a large crowd the manner in which the buildings fell, the speed in which they fell, the Pentagon mystery, Larry Silverstein and also the insider trading scandals. Islamic and Muslim communities were attacked on 9/11 just the same as the rest of the world. Many people know something is astray with 9/11, so it is great to see leaders speaking up for the facts and not repeating the rhetoric. See the video here.
Norman Solomon, a media critic, activist and author, also recently showed some support for a new 9/11 investigation. Although Mr. Solomon was not addressing 9/11 specifically he was asked if he was aware of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth group, he replied with an “oh yeah!” This story was reported by us a month ago, however the video was just put on YouTube. You may see that right here.
To sum up another story, weeks ago Glenn Greenwald reported on Cass Sunstein:
In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-“independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites — as well as other activist groups — which advocate views that Sunstein deems “false conspiracy theories” about the Government.
….he focuses on various 9/11 theories — both domestically and in Muslim countries — as his prime example.
It’s certainly true that one can easily find irrational conspiracy theories in those venues, but some of the most destructive “false conspiracy theories” have emanated from the very entity Sunstein wants to endow with covert propaganda power: namely, the U.S. Government itself, along with its elite media defenders.
Well it appears now that Sunstein is a runner in a Supreme Court seat as Justice Stevens has announced his plans to withdraw within this Administration, sooner than later probably.
The candidates who would most excite the left include the constitutional scholars Harold Hongju Koh, Cass R. Sunstein and Pamela S. Karlan. Mr. Koh and Mr. Sunstein now work in the Obama administration while Ms. Karlan teaches at Stanford Law School. But none were finalists last year, and insiders doubt Mr. Obama would pick any of them now.
This is just something to keep an eye on. Mr. Sunstein is currently working for the Obama Administration as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Just to mention why 9/11 is so important still, General Stanley McChrystal had this to say recently according to Rory O’Conner of Alternet.
“We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat…“
The War of Terror is nothing short of an illegal and unjustified calamity of war profiteering and genocide.