Thursday, 31 July 2008

Letter to Congressman Robert Wexler - From Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (27/7/08)

Dear Congressman Wexler:

My name is Richard Gage, AIA, a 20-year licensed practicing architect and member of the American Institute of Architects. I am founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Inc., and I am asking for your help in a matter of grave importance to the United States of America.

Just over a year ago, I heard on a radio program new facts and compelling arguments regarding the terrible events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. I was stunned. After completing some investigation, I realized that we had not been told the truth about the events of that day.

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth was born and we began an online petition drive for fellow architects and engineers who are also determined to learn and publicize what really happened to the three World Trade Center Towers that collapsed on 9/11.

We developed a multimedia presentation that exposes the myth of the official explanation using simple, rational forensic inquiry and basic physics. I travel the country speaking to building professionals and others to expose the fallacies. The response to this presentation is the same everywhere I go. A simple show of hands before and after reveals that about 90% of those who believe the "fire-weakened steel" hypothesis come to accept the "controlled demolition with explosives" hypothesis after the presentation. The explanations of the destruction of the iconic Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 offered by FEMA and NIST defy laws of physics. This is easy to prove and has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The existing, prevalent physical evidence shows that the explanations offered cannot be true. That such serious inconsistencies remain unaddressed, and that additional questions remain unanswered – even unasked – is untenable. We must pursue them now.

AE911Truth.org operates an increasingly popular website that receives more than a thousand daily visits. We host over 2,000 petition signers, of whom more than 400 are degreed/licensed architects and engineers. Our licensed A/E's have agreed to uphold a code of ethics upon obtaining their licensure and they are meeting that obligation today by responding with great courage to the myth that we know as 9/11.

They ask the following questions and document these observations, which are just a few of many that remain unanswered or ignored by those who, at the behest ultimately of the White House, directed the official investigations:

• Why did more than 100 FDNY first responders describe, in great detail, the sounds of explosions and flashes of light that they saw and heard at the onset, and during, the collapse? Why did we not know about these 10,000 pages of FDNY "oral history" evidence until August, 2005 – and only then after a court order for their release? FDNY's own Chief of Safety, Albert Turi, and FDNY's nationally recognized Chief, Ray Downey, the "premiere collapse expert in the country" according to a fellow chief, both spoke of the presence of explosives in the Towers prior to their failures. More than 100 testimonies referring to multiple, violent explosions were ignored by the 9/11 Commission, NIST and FEMA.

• What was the energy source, and through what mechanism was it applied, that pulverized 400,000 cubic yards of concrete into a fine powder that blanketed Manhattan? Calculations show that the energy requirement for this was greater than the available gravitational potential energy of the structures. Is this the same energy source that is responsible for the complete obliteration of more than 1,100 human bodies that were never found?

• How were massive structural steel members hurled from the Twin Towers at 70 mph – some of them landing 600 feet away?

• Why were most windows within 400 feet of each tower blown out?

• Why were virtually no floors found at the base of either Twin Tower? There were originally 110 floors – each of them one acre in size. What explains the disappearance of 220 acres of four-inch thick concrete and steel decking?

• Why were there explosive ejections of dust & gases (squibs) 20, 40 and 60 stories below the rapidly descending "collapse" in each tower? These can be seen in many publicly available videos and show rapidly ejecting pulverized building materials – over 200 feet a second.

• How did the elevated building mass destroy 80,000 tons of structural steel at near free-fall speed , and with such radial symmetry? Given the asymmetrical structural and fire damage and the tendency of any disorder to grow over time (as described by the Second Law of Thermodynamics), the falling building sections should have "rolled off" of the intact sections below, resulting in only partial collapses.

• Given that open-air jet fuel fires and normal office fires both burn at a maximum of around 1,500° F., and the melting point of steel is around 2,700° F., what thermal energy source produced the tons of molten metal observed flowing out of the South Tower shortly before its collapse – and also seen for weeks after 9/11/01 in the basements of the Twin Towers and Building 7 by numerous witnesses, including the WTC structural engineer, Leslie Robertson.

• What explains the chemical evidence of thermite , an incendiary material found on the ends of steel beams? In Appendix C of its BPAT Report, FEMA documented that "evidence of a severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel, including oxidation and sulfidation with subsequent intergranular melting, was readily visible in the near-surface microstructure." This is clearly not a feature of gravitational collapse, or jet fuel or office fires.

• What is the source of the billions of microspheres consisting of previously molten iron in all the pulverized concrete of the World Trade Center? The United States Geological Survey, in its "Particle Atlas of World Trade Center Dust Report," and RJ Lee Group, Inc., in its December 2003 WTC Dust Signature Report: Composition and Morphology, both document these once-molten drops of metal without explanation. These microspheres also contain the chemical signature of thermite, an incendiary material used to cut through steel like a hot knife through butter.

• Why did Building 7 start its sudden and uniform collapse at an acceleration rate nearly that of a body in free fall? Video analysis shows the upper portion of the structure accelerating at the maximum rate gravity allows. This can only mean that the structure below offered no resistance. What mechanism can account for the simultaneous failure of the critical number and distribution of columns required to produce this rate of acceleration? NIST now attributes the catastrophic collapse of Building 7 to "normal office fires," with little to no contribution from falling debris or diesel fuel. At this suggestion by NIST, are we to suddenly accept that our understanding of fire science, materials and structural behavior has been deeply flawed? The American Institute of Architects has steadfastly resisted changes to the building codes after 9/11! Here is the potent 5-minute AE911Truth executive summary testimony delivered to NIST on Dec 18, 2007.

On behalf of the more than 2,000 petition signers at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth – and of the thousands of citizens becoming aware of this deception regarding the destruction of these three high-rises on 9/11 – I urge you to spend ONE HOUR of your undivided attention to review the stunning evidence that answers these crucial questions.

Joel Hirschorn, Ph.D., Senior Staff Member of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and AE911Truth.org petition signer, states "First, let the technical truths emerge. Then, if necessary, cope with the inevitable political and conspiracy issues."

We have the technical expertise to support your own research into the collapses of the 3 World Trade Center high-rise "collapses" on 9/11, and we offer ourselves in service to you.

Respectfully,

Mr. Richard Gage, AIA
cc: Members of the Board, AE911Truth.org, Inc.
http://www.ae911truth.org/info/31

Richard Gage lays out the physical proof that the World Trade Centre Towers were demolished using explosives. One cannot argue against the forensic evidence here.

911 was obviously an Inside Job and it is up to brave politicians, members of the Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Military to take a stand and launch a criminal investigation into the attacks.

**Readers please note: the first comment appearing under the article here is from a serial disinformation pest named Arthur Scheuerman.

This man has a long record of putting up false and distorted arguments in order to "debunk" evidence. However, a careful examination of his claims always reveals his explanations to be in conflict with the facts about what was observed. You will note that his primary tactic, evident in his reply, is to miscast the evidence at hand in order to downplay the significance of various critical observations. A man with his fire engineering background(!) should know better than to put forward such gross misrepresentations- lest we conclude that his actions here represent a deliberate attempt to deceive. Although Scheuerman puts up "clever arguments" he is wrong.

In this particular instance you can observe that Mr Scheuerman opens with a nasty little attack on Gage and other experts involved in the 911 truth movement, essentially claiming that there is no hard evidence back up their conclusion that explosives were used to demolish the World Trade Centre buildings. In this endeavour he begins with numerous appeals to authority figures- most of whom worked on the NIST report- a DISCREDITED investigation into the collapse of the Twin Towers. Citing a BBC documentary he also refers to the opinion of demolition expert Mark Loizeaux who said in relation to explosives being used on WTC7: “…all of the windows on the surrounding buildings would be blown out all the way around. No way around it.”

Yet, on Mark’s own website he clearly states how one of his demolition jobs posed a significant problem to the surrounding historic structures - that there were old glass windows on buildings facing the target building and yet he was able to demolish this building (a steel framed structure) without causing hardly any window breakage: “There was far less window breakage in adjacent buildings than glass company crews were prepared to handle. Many of the broken windows appeared to have been those which were cracked before the implosion,…”

Clearly not all expert opinion with regard to the WTC collapses can be trusted. We must therefore rely solely on the HARD EVIDENCE and scientific fact to determine the truth. We cannot accept Mr Scheuerman's assurances that the "recognised experts" have got it right.

Taking the side of science, we can see that Scheuerman's next claims about the collapse of WTC7 do not provide a reasonable refutation of Gage's evidence based thesis-that this building required explosives for it to exhibit the symmetrical collapse that was observed. Scheuerman states that because we cannot see exactly how the lower section of WTC7 is collapsing we should not assume the collapse in lower section was symmetrical. The problem with Scheuerman's account is that although he advocates for asymmetric damage occurring in the lower floors he maintains that this would produce the symmetrical drop we all saw. However, his counter hypothesis, lacking any computer or practical modelling, should not lead to a symmetrical collapse. Logically, with various levels of resistance provided by Building 7's immensely strong steel frame, we should have seen a lopsided failure, if any.

Nevertheless, Scheuerman's observations about the fall of the interior of the building, right before the outer walls suddenly give way, are an exact match for how a classic controlled demolition is carried out: blowing the interior columns first so that the exterior collapse is drawn inwards.

Regardless of these collapse features we also have other, very definite indications that WTC7 was deliberately demolished- namely the fact that Molten Steel was found under this structure (no office fire can melt steel in the manner that was observed-ONLY EXPLOSIVE INCENDIARIES CAN DO THIS), and huge shockwave-like explosions which were seen to rip through the building just before it fell.

From the point where Mr Scheuerman writes, "Reports of Controlled Demolition, Molten Steel, Thermite, etc." the reader will encounter this debunker's regular pasted reply that pops up on many well informed 911 truth posts. Thankfully, I have thoroughly demolished such a paste in a previous encounter with this man. See my comments below his.

To Mr Scheuerman. You're doing the country a disservice with your shill debunking attacks. You are smart enough to know that most of what you write cannot possibly be true- especially your claims that the Molten Steel photographed in the rubble might be lead or aluminium. Yellow/orange coloured lead or aluminium is a LIQUID, not plastic as was observed in the photos. This is but one basic error of yours that leads me to suspect your motives.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 31th, 2008 and updated on Aug 1st.]

Pentagon: Terrorism to be Threat for Decades

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says that even winning the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will not end the "Long War" against violent extremism and that the fight against al-Qaeda and other terrorists should be the nation's top military priority over coming decades, according to a new National Defense Strategy he approved last month.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25943246

The terrorist threat can be ended almost overnight with the arrest of those responsible for the attacks of 911. The reason the overall war can be stopped is that we have forensic evidence demonstrating that 911 was an inside job. When those non-Arab individuals are put on trial, and likely imprisoned, then we'll be taking huge steps towards peace.

The prime suspects involved in the attacks- to be brought in for questioning- include Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, General Myers, General Arnold, General Eberhart & George W. Bush for starters. All these individuals have either lied to the 911 Commission (giving contradictory statements) or are on record giving statements that do not make sense in terms of the official narrative.

Dick Cheney is the prime suspect as his recollection of his actions on 911 are far removed from the other accounts of his movements on that day. In fact some accounts of Dick Cheney's actions are nothing less than incriminating.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 31th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Economy: IMF sees No Sign of Recovery as Credit Crunch Landmark Looms

Global financial markets remain fragile and the danger of an economic fallout has increased a year after the credit crunch began, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday.

The IMF's latest global financial stability report said world markets are still under strain from the US housing crisis while the twin risks of rising inflationary pressures and the prospect of recession are making life tough for central bankers as regards setting monetary policy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/jul/29/globaleconomy.creditcrunch

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 30th, 2008.]

UK Retailers Suffer Worst Month in 25 Years

Britain's retailers have suffered their grimmest month in a quarter of a century as deep price cuts in the summer sales failed to entice wary consumers into the shops, the CBI said today.

The monthly snapshot of the high street from the employers' organisation found that 61% of businesses said activity was lower in July than a year earlier while only 25% said it was higher.

The CBI said the resulting balance of -36 points was the weakest since it began its distributive trades survey in 1983 and that retailers expected another dismal month in August.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/jul/29/retail.sales

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 30th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The National Australia Bank Move that Exposes Wall Street

The National Australia Bank's decision to write off 90 per cent of its US conduit loans will have dramatic repercussions around the world. Wall Street will be deeply shocked when they understand the repercussions of what NAB has done. It is clear global banks have nowhere near provided for their exposures to US housing loans which in the words of John Stewart are experiencing a “meltdown”.

We are now way beyond sub-prime. NAB says that it is suffering a 55 per cent loss on American housing loans – an event that has never happened in the history of a developed country in recent memory. This is an unprecedented event and means that the cost of bailing out the US financial system is now far beyond the highest estimates. A US recession is now locked in, but more alarmingly, 55 per cent loan losses point to the possibility of a depression.

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/NAB-will-shock-Wall-Street-GV4M7?OpenDocument&src=stf


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 29th, 2008.]

Monday, 28 July 2008

Fox News Busted as White House Propaganda Front


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Going from zero credibility to less than zero credibility ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2008.]

Bush's Mass Pardons Predicted

Bush will pardon himself, Vice President Cheney, and a long list of officials involved in torture, eavesdropping, destruction of evidence, the CIA leak case, and a range of other potential crimes.

As George Bush signs the pardons and boards the helicopter to depart Washington as his presidency finally ends, even then he and those pardoned will worry about the statute of limitations.

There is an important point to this, often not recognized in official Washington during the Bush years: When the unthinkable became a way of life, acts were committed that defied constitutional and legal principles in ways never done by an American president.

Torture alone violates international law, domestic law, criminal statutes, and American principles that date back to George Washington.

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/072608a.html

Unless there is some sort of national "disaster" that "forces" the Bush regime to retain the Presidency beyond the two term limit, there is no doubt that legal action will be taken against these people - hence the likelihood of mass pardons.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2008.]

Former Senator Mike Gravel: Take Bush to The Hague

Former Democratic candidate Mike Gravel says President George W. Bush should be taken to The Hague for war crimes rather than being impeached.

In a Monday video conference with Press TV, the former Alaska senator said President Bush does not 'deserve' to be impeached for invading Afghanistan and Iraq, which has resulted in the loss of 'millions of lives'.

"An Impeachment just means you would only take away his (Bush's) presidency. Well, he is almost done (with) his presidency. What really needs to happen is that these people have to be held accountable for the crimes they have committed,"

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=64862&sectionid=3510203

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2008.]

Sunday, 27 July 2008

BUSH IMPEACHMENT HEARING- BUGLIOSI TELLS CONGRESS "BUSH GUILTY OF 1ST DEG MURDER"


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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2008.]

BUSH IMPEACHMENT HEARING - Elizabeth Holtzman & Bruce Fein


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This hearing sought to map out a legal basis for impeaching Mr Bush. From the testimony, it is obvious that there is an overwhelming case showing that crimes have been committed. In the face of this information, under the law, the US Congress MUST act.

In a few days time the committee will decide what course of action will be taken. If nothing happens, if Impeachment is not initiated, the committee members will be derelict in their duty under US Law. We must all hope for the best so that we may see the beginning of the end of the corrupt Bush regime and any future Administration that might seek to act in similar ways.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2008.]

Karl Rove Threatened GOP I.T.Guru If He Does Not 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney

Karl Rove has threatened a GOP high-tech guru and his wife, if he does not "'take the fall' for election fraud in Ohio," according to a letter sent this morning to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, by Ohio election attorney Cliff Arnebeck.

The email, posted in full below, details threats against Mike Connell of the Republican firm New Media Communications, which describes itself on its website as "a powerhouse in the field of Republican website development and Internet services" and having "played a strategic role in helping the GOP expand its technological supremacy."

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6214#more-6214

There is strong evidence showing that the 2004 Elections were fraudulent. Here, it seems, those involved in the rigging, are fighting to avoid being charged- notably Mr Karl Rove.

Without the Election Rigging, Bush would have lost the 2004 Election. Without a more transparent system the chances of voter fraud playing a role in the 2008 election are guaranteed.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2008.]

Second (Citizens) Arrest Attempt On Karl Rove In Iowa Leads To 4 Arrests

Four Iowans were arrested today while attempting to make a Citizens' Arrest of Karl Rove in Des Moines, Iowa. Citing Iowa Code provisions for making Citizen's Arrests as well as citing Federal Statute violations they claimed Rove had violated, the four were stopped at the gate of the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines where Rove was scheduled to speak at a Republican Fundraiser.

The four arrested were retired Methodist minister and Peace and Justice Advocate, Rev. Chet Guinn, 80, as well as three Des Moines Catholic Workers, Edward Bloomer, 61, Kirk Brown, 25, and Mona Shaw, 57. All four were cited for trespassing and released.

The four maintained that they were acting within the guidelines of Iowa Code that obligate private citizens to make such an arrest if they believe a felony has been committed and turn Rove over to police officials to bring Rove before a judge for formal indictment. By law, a federal judge should consider the charges and determine if an indictment should be made.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=389&topic_id=3676951

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2008.]

Friday, 25 July 2008

Reward offered for Citizen's Arrest of Condoleezza Rice

A $5000 reward is being offered to any Auckland University student who can make a successful citizen's arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to the country this weekend.

Auckland University Student Association (AUSA) president David Do said the arrest would be for her role in "overseeing the illegal invasion and continued occupation" of Iraq.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10523364

This is the right frame of mind. If you act illegally then you should be treated as a criminal suspect and arrested.

It is a pity that figures in authority around the world have put politics ahead of justice leaving it up to determined citizens to act.

Rice can also be charged with being party to War Crimes involving the authorisation of torture. From this report: "Condoleezza Rice led White House meetings authorizing torture" it seems that Dr Rice and others present at the meetings are in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Furthermore, we might also see action taken in the US as the Massachusetts School of Law is preparing to prosecute Bush, Cheney and others for War Crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2008.]

Congresman Conyers Tries To Kill Impeachment Hearings Before They Start

John Conyers is now taking the position that no one at Friday's impeachment hearing can accuse Bush or Cheney of any crime, or any impeachable offense, or dishonorable conduct, or even lying.

Moreover, Conyers is now saying that he will shut the hearing down if anyone does accuse the boys of crimes, impeachable offenses, or otherwise being naughty.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/conyers-tries-to-kill-impeachment-hearings-before-they-start.html

John Conyers has betrayed his oath of office and his duty to the American people. He is obstructing justice.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2008.]

Evidence of the US Banking System Teetering on the Brink of Collapse

1. Paulson appears on Face The Nation and says "Our banking system is a safe and a sound one." If the banking system was safe and sound, everyone would know it (or at least think it). There would be no need to say it.

2. Paulson says the list of troubled banks "is a very manageable situation". The reality is there are 90 banks on the list of problem banks. Indymac was not one of them until a month before it collapsed. How many other banks will magically appear on the list a month before they collapse? ....
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article5594.html

As far as I can see it, there are two massive and fundamental problems with any model predicting that the US banks will recover anytime soon:

Firstly, banks make their money through lending money and charging interest. At present, with the downturn in the US they will not be lending so much money to home buyers, business and other financial institutions.

Secondly, in previous years the banks went overboard in lending excessive amounts of money to unqualified homeowners, business and other financial institutions and are now saddled with this irredeemable debt. Because the banks always lend more money than they have these losses have caused many of them to become insolvent. (The Fed is the only thing keeping them alive.)

The huge bank profits in previous years were a house of cards. The underlying investments were, on a fundamental level, unsound. Now we are all paying the consequences and we face the real possibility of a depression style collapse.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2008.]

Navy Prosecutor In Gitmo Case: "If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome"

Were [prosecutor] Stone's words a "slip of the tongue" in the vain of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's when he also told reporters that flight 93 was shot down?

Flight 93 had an 8 mile wide debris field, a fact that does not tally with official story that the aircraft was fully intact in the seconds before it hit the ground.

Large pieces of fuselage were also recovered from a marina in Indian Lake, a couple of miles away from the crash site, and the planes engines, which according to the laws of physics should have plunged deep into the ground along with the rest of the airliner were never found.

Only a one-ton segment of an engine was ever recovered, again more than a mile from the crash site, which the FBI declared had ‘bounced’ there.

The wreckage from flight 93
remains under armed guard inside Iron Mountain.

Eyewitness accounts, in addition to one call from the flight, also describe loud engine noises, white smoke and parts falling from the flight as it approached its final resting place.

We have previously reported on credible individuals who claim to have personally talked with the pilots who shot the plane down.
http://infowars.net/articles/july2008/230708shot.htm

It seems there are a few individuals in the military who keep making comments indicating Flight 93 was shot down.

Certainly the Laws of Physics show that Flight 93 broke up in the air rather than simply diving into the ground as reported in the official account.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2008.]

Realists Urge Bush to Drop Iran Precondition

Two of Washington's most prominent foreign policy graybeards praised Saturday's direct participation in multinational talks with Iran by a senior U.S. diplomat but called on the administration of President George W. Bush to drop his demands that Tehran freeze its uranium enrichment program as a precondition for broader negotiations.

Retired Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who served as national security adviser under Republican presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, who held the same post under Democratic President Jimmy Carter, urged Bush to go further by offering immediate rewards to Tehran in exchange for such a freeze.

And both men warned that repeated U.S. threats to use military force against Iran were counterproductive and strengthened hard-line forces in the regime led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They said an actual military attack – whether by the U.S. or by Israel – would likely be disastrous for U.S. interests in the region.

http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/170108

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2008.]

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Kucinich vs. The Establishment: Impeachment Hearing On Friday

Congressman Dennis Kucinich will this Friday present his single article of impeachment concerning the Bush administration’s deliberate and unconstitutional lies that led us to war in Iraq, putting him in tandem with the majority of the American people, yet in the cross hairs of both Neo-Cons and Democrats who have tried to block his efforts at every turn.

Kucinich should be commended for his brave and restless pursuit of impeachment. Whether Bush had a few months left in office or a few years doesn’t matter one iota - the Congressman’s efforts are aimed squarely at ensuring Bush rightly goes down in history as the most flagrantly criminal and anti-American president in history, while also making sure that a repeat of the debacle we have witnessed over the past eight years is not allowed to happen again.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/kucinich-vs-the-establishment-impeachment-hearing-on-friday.html

The fact that the Democrat leadership has moved to block impeachment resolutions shows that the are either grossly negligent, ethically challenged or outright corrupt. No sane person, with clear information showing criminal wrong doing would hinder such moves.

It looks like the only way US citizens will be able to get their country back and break the current system is to fight for it. Legal action should be initiated against members of the Congress and any White House officials who are in violation of their oaths of office. Congressman Kucinich seems to be one of the few standing up for the US Constitution and Law.

Currently the Massachusetts School of Law is preparing to prosecute Mr Bush and others for War crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2008.]

Quotes from the Great Depression

September 1929
"There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue." — Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury.

October 14, 1929
"Secretary Lamont and officials of the Commerce Department today denied rumors that a severe depression in business and industrial activity was impending, which had been based on a mistaken interpretation of a review of industrial and credit conditions issued earlier in the day by the Federal Reserve Board." — New York Times

December 5, 1929
"The Government's business is in sound condition." — Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury

December 28, 1929
"Maintenance of a general high level of business in the United States during December was reviewed today by Robert P. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, as an indication that American industry had reached a point where a break in New York stock prices does not necessarily mean a national depression." — Associated Press dispatch.

January 13, 1930
"Reports to the Department of Commerce indicate that business is in a satisfactory condition, Secretary Lamont said today." - News item.

January 21, 1930
"Definite signs that business and industry have turned the corner from the temporary period of emergency that followed deflation of the speculative market were seen today by President Hoover. The President said the reports to the Cabinet showed the tide of employment had changed in the right direction." - News dispatch from Washington.

January 24, 1930
"Trade recovery now complete President told. Business survey conference reports industry has progressed by own power. No Stimulants Needed! Progress in all lines by the early spring forecast." - New York Herald Tribune.

March 8, 1930
"President Hoover predicted today that the worst effect of the crash upon unemployment will have been passed during the next sixty days." - Washington Dispatch.

May 1, 1930
"While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence and character of the people of the United States - that is, prosperity." - President Hoover

June 29, 1930
"The worst is over without a doubt." - James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor.

August 29, 1930
"American labor may now look to the future with confidence." - James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor.

September 12, 1930
"We have hit bottom and are on the upswing." - James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor.

October 16, 1930
"Looking to the future I see in the further acceleration of science continuous jobs for our workers. Science will cure unemployment." - Charles M. Schwab.

October 20, 1930
"President Hoover today designated Robert W. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, as chairman of the President's special committee on unemployment." - Washington dispatch.

October 21, 1930
"President Hoover has summoned Colonel Arthur Woods to help place 2,500,000 persons back to work this winter." - Washington Dispatch

November 1930
"I see no reason why 1931 should not be an extremely good year." - Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., General Motors Co.

January 20, 1931
"The country is not in good condition." - Calvin Coolidge.

June 9, 1931
"The depression has ended." - Dr. Julius Klein, Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
http://www.safehaven.com/article-7107.htm


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Who Knows What Happened on 9/11?

Our willingness to entertain conspiracy theories is doubtless influenced by our life experiences. A man in his 20s with time on his hands is more likely to be drawn to the wilderness of mirrors that surrounds that death of John Kennedy than a successful columnist in his 30s.

But this is beside the point. Wide-ranging conspiracies do take place, whether we are inclined to believe that they do or not. It might well be consoling to believe that the CIA plots the overthrow of unhelpful foreign regimes. But it is also true. To insist that, say, the CIA had nothing to do with the fall of Guatemalan leader Jacobo Arbenz in 1954, or the overthrow of Chile's Salvador Allende in 1973 might feel terrifically sensible and sane -- we can't always be seeing the hidden hand of the CIA, there's no call for reductionism. It is also, you know, wrong.
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In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq the White House made every effort to link Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida. Far from being a production of what commentators like to call the tinfoil hat brigade, this particular paranoid fantasy emerged from the work of a highly focused and skilled group of people.

They worked in secret to manipulate the American and the global public and we can trace the impact of the efforts over time. So here is a (true) conspiracy to promote a (false) conspiracy theory. The White House's psy-war operatives were doubtless a professional and measured lot. I am sure that they knew how to behave in socially appropriate ways and enjoyed their work. They also helped pave the way for an illegal war in which more than half a million people have died. There's a 9/11 conspiracy theory hard at work, right there. It doesn't matter what sort of person you are, whether you are coolly rational or groping around for meaning in an indifferent world, America's spooks conspired to stampede the public into war on a false prospectus.
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20080722130114515

The lesson here is that people comprising the Bush Administration (or any Administration) are not as stupid and incompetent as many people think. Furthermore, these individuals tend to follow narrow minded agendas that although "successful" in the short term, often have longer term outcomes that are worse than predected. These are not stupid people (although Mr Bush, the puppet head, might be described as such).

US military planners are not incompetent either. The attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq were very successful despite the long term occupation of both countries being neglected.

Keeping this in mind, any plans to destroy buildings in New York and at the Pentagon -a short term operation- would be well within the capabilities of such individuals or their associates. Disabling NORAD air defences is also a simple matter especially if one or two corrupt individuals are in command of the Air Force. The "trick" is to order terror training exercises on the same day as cover for the real attack and move air defence fighters north of the target areas- exactly as happened.

Although fairly complex, as a military style operation, run by people on the inside, 911 was certainly very achievable. Subsequent material evidence has proven this to be true.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Canadian MP Presents Petition: '911 Commission Report is a Fraudulent Document'

We, the undersigned citizens of Canada draw the attention of the House to the following:

THAT, scientific and eyewitness evidence shows that the 9/11 Commission Report is a fraudulent document and that those behind the report are consciously or unconsciously guilty of covering up what happened on 9/11/2001. This evidence overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 were brought down by demolition explosives and that the official theory of the towers collapsing from the airplanes and the ensuing fires is irrefutably false.

We further believe that elements within the US government were complicit in the murder of thousands of people on 9/11/2001. This event brought Canada into the so-called "War on Terror," it changed our domestic and foreign policies for the worse, and it will continue to have negative consequences for us all if we refuse to look at the facts.

THEREFORE, your petitioners call upon Parliament to:

(1) Immediately launch its own investigation into the events of 9/11/2001 on behalf of the 24 Canadian citizens murdered in New York City.

(2) Act lawfully on the findings of its own investigation by helping to pursue the guilty parties in the international courts.

Committed to truth and accountability,

http://current.com/items/89121364_canadian_mp_presents_petition_911_commission_report_is_a_fraudulent_document?xid=46

Every attempt at breaking through the cover up is a step in the right direction. Go Canada !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22th, 2008.]

DUBAI IS NUTS

http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-GAL1.htm

Check out the buildings ... they ARE nuts !


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22th, 2008.]

The Week that America Woke Up to the Economic Crisis

Last week, for the first time, the average American woke up to the fact that our economy is in trouble.

Despite Bernanke and Paulson's pep talks, despite the happy talk by the talking heads, despite the cooked earnings reports desperately being put out by the banks and others, last week people still got - on a gut level - that the economy is in mortal danger.

The failure of IndyMac and the fact that Freddie and Fannie are on the ropes are what finally woke people up. The cracks in our financial system have become so big that the crew trying to maintain the facade simply can't paint over them any more.
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/07/week-that-america-woke-up-to-economic.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22th, 2008.]

Monday, 21 July 2008

9/11 Eyewitnesses to Heavy Duty Secondary Explosions in the Twin Towers


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Clearly there were massive secondary explosions- big enough to knock people over and shake the buildings. These effects, especially low in the towers, were not the result of the fires that burned high in the upper stories.

The fact that Molten Steel was found in the rubble after the collapses indicates the Towers were systematically taken apart with the use of pre-positioned explosive devices.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21th, 2008.]

Sunday, 20 July 2008

INSIDERS AGREE: US BANK RUNS IMMINENT

I had a very interesting conversation today with a friend who used to be a mortgage broker (until the company he started imploded) and now works at a bank selling REO property. Now, this is a guy who made millions flipping, and when I told him two years ago that the whole house of cards was going to collapse shortly, he laughed at me.

He ain't laughing anymore.

I get on the phone with him, and he immediately tells me that his wife just got laid off from Indy Mac, so life is kind of sucking for them right now. Then he proceeds to tell me that both he and his wife (who have very close contacts at banks) have heard from reliable sources that the industry FULLY expect a massive run on savings and loans in the very near future. We're talking weeks, if not days. We are now officially on Banking System Deathwatch, ladies and gentlemen, because the next big bank that falls will be the domino that unleashes the runs on the other banks.
http://2cents.dailyreckoning.com/viewtopic.php?t=32386&sid=f241f792f18c48139fc2bf57a0edb34d

A wholesale run on the Banks would be disastrous for not just the US economy, but for the world. Stockmarkets everywhere will be slammed.

It's also very likely that we will see "civil unrest" in this event as people fight to keep whatever money they have saved.

One of the only ways of preventing such an event would be for the US government to insure the savings held in any US bank or nationalise any bank finding itself insolvent. This is tantamount to a taxpayer bailout for institutions that engaged in poor lending practices, but the alternative may be very ugly indeed- one that the US government will want to avoid.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2008.]

Why the World Trade Center Tower's floors could not 'pancake' collapse as we have been told.

[Originaly Posted at blogOptica by R H Nigl]

The typical floor structural configuration for the World Trade Center Towers spanned from the exterior wall columns to where the inner 49 columns formed support for the elevator shafts, stair towers, air shafts and mechanical systems. Thus, each floor was NOT a monolithic slab and structural system spanning across each tower from one exterior wall to the other three, as we are led to believe. For the floors to 'pancake' uniformly, the first floor to fail would require all perimeter connections to fail almost simultaneously.

Each floor, in fact, terminating at the contiguous structural core, resembled a square 'donut', with the structural core, so to speak, being the 'donut hole'. Failure of floor structural support in any quadrant of the building plan, or even in any half, thus, would have failed ASSYMETRICALLY. And at the time of failure would not, could not, have 'pancaked' symmetrically as the misleading NIST and commission reports indicate (diagrams shown in these reports are graphically out of scale, and do not accurately represent the building's massive, in fact, over designed, internal structure).

Orignal WTC Construction Drawings:
http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/plans/table.html

Floor Plan, 35th to 40th Floors,
http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/plans/doc/pac1TowerA/A-A-58_0.png

Building Sections
http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/plans/doc/tvmast/CD_ARCH/A-A-177_0.png

How do I know this? What is my personal technical reference? From 1970 to 1972 I was a young design development draftsman for the firm of Minoru Yamasaki Associates, the design architectural firm for the WTC. I was part of the team that detailed the complex aluminum cladding fenestration details for similar building and also worked, in part, on detailing the WTC Executive Floor interior paneling and updating the WTC plans to reflect various 'as-built' construction changes. Based on actual project experience, I was, and am, quite familiar with the structural system at work on the towers, both at a technical and intuitive level.

From the many videos available, to us, and to you, it is clear that the initial devastating floor overloading was uneven, and then, suddenly, floor by floor, became uniform. I would have expected a random destructive overload to fail only a portion of the building's floors at a time. This did not happen. The failure, thus, appears controlled and suspicious.

The towers could not possibly have collapsed as we have been told in the 'official' reports, one floor, coincident, on top of another without powerful external forces at work, that is, forces other than the plane crashes and the relatively low temperature jet fuel fires. That is, explosives. The WTC towers were intentionally demolished.

R H Nigl
http://exoptica.typepad.com/blogoptica/2008/07/why-the-world-trade-center-tower-floors-could-not-pancake-collapse-as-we-have-been-told.html#comments

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2008.]

GOP Whistleblower names Karl Rove in Ohio's 04 Election Theft

This case has the potential to put some of the most powerful people in the country in jail, according to Arnebeck, as he was joined by a well-respected, life-long Republican computer security expert who charged that the red flags seen during Ohio's 2004 Presidential Election would have been cause for "a fraud investigation in a bank, but it doesn't when it comes to our vote."

"This entire system is being programmed in secret by programmers who have no oversight by anybody," the expert charged, as Arnebeck detailed allegations of complicity by a number of powerful GOP operatives and companies who had unique access both to the election results as reported in 2004, as well as to U.S. House and Senate computer networks even today.
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ohio-Attorney-Files-Motion-by-steveheller-080718-804.html

Rigged elections are serious business. Without two counts of election tampering (the first due to Supreme Court intervention in the 2000 Election), we would never have seen the puppet Presidency of George W. Bush. The world without Mr Bush and the neocons would have been a whole lot different.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2008.]

George Soros Buying Gold

Considering the extent of the oil price decline, gold has remained very resilient as we predicted. Big money interests realize that the long term gold/ oil ratio favours higher gold prices and or lower oil prices. Forbes reported that George Soros has gone long gold and short oil. ( http://www.forbes.com/). The articles states the ratio is 10 to 1 when in fact it is 15 to 1 which would see a gold price at 15 times the price of oil.

Were oil to fall further that could see oil at some $120 a barrel and gold at some $1,800 per ounce which seems extremely likely given the level of macroeconomic and systemic risk - unprecedented in modern financial and economic history.
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article5513.html

With the financial crisis still unfolding in the US and Europe putting money on gold is a good way of preserving your wealth IF things get really bad. If the US Dollar keeps falling as their economy continues to come apart, the big money will go to safer havens. Gold is one such place.

As for the price of oil; it seems reasonable that excessively high prices will be cut down by government legislation in order to protect the economy. Manipulating oil prices down is a good way of helping struggling economies.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2008.]

Saturday, 19 July 2008

1996 TWA Flight 800 Shot Down in US Surface-to-Air Missile Test

Video link 1: TWA Flight 800 Shot Down by Surface-to-Air Missile
Video link 2: TWA Flight 800 Shot Down by Surface-to-Air Missile

On 17 July 1996 TWA flight 800 exploded mid-air off Long Island New York. The official investigation claimed that the cause of the accident was due to an explosion in the empty centre fuel tank- but this is not true.

The clips above provide clear evidence that the FBI, NTSB and US military worked to suppress any evidence that pointed to a missile causing the crash. The reason: It was no terrorist missile but an errant US Navy Missile.

The video ends by stating that a "mysterious" ship sped from the crash area following the shootdown. We now know that the mysterious ship(s) were US Navy warships that had been conducting missile tests in the area.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 19th, 2008.]


New York Times Op-Ed: Israel Will Attack Iran

Yes, you read my title correctly. Today's New York Times includes an op-ed piece by Benny Morris, a Professor of Middle Eastern history at Ben Gurion University. He claims Israel will most certainly attack Iran within the next 4 to 7 months, and if conventional weapons are unsuccessful to knock out Iran's nuclear program, than Israel will escalate to the use of nuclear weapons.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/91978

Okay, no one likes to be bullied or blackmailed into doing anything, but if the Iranian leadership does nothing to appease the warmongers in Washington and Israel they will very likely face some form of strike on their nuclear facilities. If the attacks use bunker buster type Depleted Uranium bombs then they'll find the areas hit with these weapons contaminated with radiological material- just as Iraq has been contaminated.

If nuclear weapons are used then the results will be even more horrendous.

Sometimes, very rarely, it is a good idea to totally back down rather than fix for a fight. The best thing the Iranians can do at the present time is to call their friends in Russia and dismantle their entire nuclear program. With psychotic enemies at your heals it is sometimes better to wait out the danger.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 19th, 2008.]

Friday, 18 July 2008

You're a detective, you walk into a house, there's a dead body on the ground, three shell casings...

CLICK HERE to watch interview of Richard Gage AIA discuss 911 questions. He is asked by the host who did this crime on 911 if thousands of charges would have to be placed in the building. Why haven't any of the perpetrators talked? Doesn't the lack of admission of the crime by anyone show there is no conspiracy?

Gage answers: "You're a detective, you walk into a house there's a dead body on the ground, three shell casings. Do you need to know who did it, how they did it and have anybody talk before you're going to start with a fully resourced forensic investigation with subpoena power?"

Poor investigator's instincts are not the only fault I've found with television commentators and talk show hosts. I'm also amazed at the illiteracy of talk show hosts when the topic turns to science. Facts such as the melting point of steel will contort just about any mainstream media talk show host's face into a twisted quizzical mask of befuddlement. The idea that such thing as a conspiracy may explain the commission of a crime seems to be too fantastic for them to consider. Two or more people involved in the planning and commission of a crime? What? That never happens! Thermate? Thermite? Whatever! How in the world do these naive trusting souls make it to the top of the news reporter ladder being so, excuse me, dumb?

Perhaps the 911 truth movements most formidable obstacle will be simple-minded talk show hosts too stupid to suspect anyone of anything? It's a good thing these talk show hosts didn't pick careers as forensic investigators or no crime would ever be solved since it would never be suspected in the first place.

Should the husband of a murdered wife not be suspected because he is a police officer? Should a fireman not be a suspect in an arson case because he is a firefighter? Should the autopsy results never be questioned because the deceased's husband is the medical examiner?

[Originally posted by Jack Rabbit at the American Journey blog]


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 18th, 2008.]

The Controlled Demolition of World Trade Centre 7- Any Questions ?

Steel-framed high rise buildings are immensely strong being designed to withstand fires, earthquakes and gale force winds. Yet on September 11 World Trade Centre building 7 turned to jelly ...



You can see from the video that all the load bearing columns of Building 7 must have "failed" simultaneously causing the symmetrical free fall collapse. The only way all these columns could have failed at exactly the same time is through the use of explosives. Normal building fires cannot cause such an effect.

The destruction of WTC7 is obvious smoking gun evidence that shows 911 was an inside job.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 18th, 2008.]

Thursday, 17 July 2008

9/11 Coincidences (Part Six) - The Military Terror Drills

On the morning of September 11 2001, the US Defence Agencies had been running pre-planned simulations of terrorist attacks involving crashing planes into the WTC and Pentagon. The Bush administration described the event as "a bizarre coincidence". The matter was not mentioned by the media. True to form for false-flag terror attacks, it seems that these Military Drills were used as cover for the attack.


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It's very difficult to stop terror attacks if your own guys (traitors in the command chain) are the ones calling the shots. If standard operating procedures had been followed on 911 NONE of the "hijacked" aircraft would have escaped interception.

What's more is that after the attacks Mr Bush and Condoleezza Rice both claimed the US was taken by surprise by the attacks- that no one ever imagined aircraft could be used as missiles. However, we know there were numerous drills simulating exactly the same thing in the years before.

The fact that the mainstream media has ignored these facts, and also the forensic evidence from the World Trade Centre site that proved 911 was an inside job, is an absolute disgrace.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 17th, 2008.]

February B-2 Stealth Bomber Crash Scene Photos

After taking you inside the Air Force’s investigation into the crash of a B-2 stealth bomber, PopularMechanics.com has obtained the first still photos of the February accident—and they’re pretty stunning. With last month’s technical report detailing the demise of the Spirit of Kansas came footage from security cameras at Andersen Air Force base in Guam.

Officials also snapped—but, until now, did not release—still photos of that crash site. In the pictures, firefighters work in silvery suits and crash teams cautiously approach the empty ejection seats, which use explosive charges to gain distance from a foundering airplane. Both pilots were able to eject safely through panels in the airplane’s cockpit roof. The white spray seen in the photos is fire suppression foam.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4273248.html

The photos are excellent, and so is the video:

(3:12)

At 1.4 Billion Dollars per aircraft, the repair bill is gonna be killer. If they cannot fix it they can take it to the chop shop and use it for parts ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 17th, 2008.]

Bernanke Delivers 'Hogwash' Testimony to Congress

Bernanke continues to have no vision. He is stuck with his academic models that suggest it is possible to spend ones way out of a recession. It is impossible. Unwarranted spending is particularly dangerous at this juncture. Capital that could and should go to more productive uses, is instead diverted to more malinvestments or personal consumption. That capital is as wasted as a drop of water on the desert.

Bernanke is now spouting the same concerns about a wage-price spiral that Yellen did a couple weeks back. One has to be in La-La Land to think there is any risk of a wage-price spiral. The idea is complete nonsense as discussed in Confessions of a Former Inflationist .

Somehow Bernanke believes that housing and the economy will pick up in 2009. The question remains "Is he that dense or is that just what he is saying?"

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article5472.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 17th, 2008.]

Recap: Official NISTs Study into 911 Building Collapses Exposed as Scientific Fraud.

Two scientists, Steven Jones and Kevin Ryan, explain exactly why the official investigation into the World Trade Centre attacks is a Fraud.

[Please visit the link above to view the video]

There is one error present in this video. The voiceover person states that a "B-52" had crashed into the Empire State Building in the past. The aircraft that struck the Empire State was a World War 2 B-25 bomber- a relatively small aircraft compared to B-52s or modern commercial airliners. Apart from this, the comments from the scientists should be taken very seriously indeed.

For a more complete deconstruction of the NIST lies please read: Building a Better Mirage, by Jim Hoffman http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/nist/index.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 17th, 2008.]

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

The 9/11 Truth Movement is Growing Stronger in Belgium and Europe

For the first time in Europe some Non-Governmental Organizations and officials are endorsing the United for Truth platform and will support the second edition of this European peaceful protest held on September 7th, 2008 at the Schuman Place in Brussels. The platform is:

In solidarity with the American citizens, we demand an independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks, which were the pretext for too many wars, lies, and a serious decrease of (y)our civil rights (“anti-terrorist”-acts, secret prisons, “Patriot act”, etc). We want European troops back home! We want European laws that guarantee neutrality of the internet and that explicitly forbid tracing/chipping (RFID) of human beings as well as other electronic threats on our freedom. We want democratic and public control of financial organizations (IMF, WB, etc) and the mass media. But most of all we want you to get your life back.
The protest will be joined by various citizens from all over Europe. Unlike last year this protest is now being endorsed by various Non-Governmental Organizations. The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CATMD) and ATTAC Brussels, among other yet to be confirmed organizations, fully support the platform of United for Truth.

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20080715154312296

This is the aim of the truth movement - to end the Wars in the Middle East and see the guilty charged over the September 11 crime. They've pushed us too far and it's time to act. Things in the world can be very different if we so choose.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 16th, 2008.]

The 911 Debunkers' Debating Tactics

By "Truth Sleuth"

1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.

2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit.

3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors." (If they tend to believe the "rumors" it must be because they are simply "paranoid" or "hysterical.")

4. Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspects of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors (or plant false stories) and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.

5. Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nutcase," "ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and, of course, "rumor monger." Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the "more reasonable" government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own "skeptics" to shoot down.

6. Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not).

7. Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.

8. Dismiss the charges as "old news."

9. Come half-clean. This is also known as "confession and avoidance" or "taking the limited hangout route." This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal "mistakes." This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited markets.

10. Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.

11. Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. E.g. We have a completely free press. If evidence exists that the Vince Foster "suicide" note was forged, they would have reported it. They haven't reported it so there is no such evidence. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press who would report the leak.

12. Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. E.g. If Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

13. Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions.

14. Lightly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them. This is sometimes referred to as "bump and run" reporting.

15. Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the "facts" furnished the public to a plausible-sounding, but anonymous, source.

16. Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges "expose" scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own money.

17. Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the question, "What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?" Don't the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control enough, but, obviously, it is not.

http://forum.911movement.org/index.php?showtopic=2434&st=30


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 16th, 2008.]

Russian Oil Giant Gazprom signs deal with Iran

Gazprom has signed a memorandum on cooperation in production and transportation of oil and natural gas with the National Iranian Oil Co. The Iranian company, which all other oil companies in the world refuse to work with, is promising Gazprom “a full package of projects.” The memorandum was signed by Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, Iranian Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari and NIOC managing director Seifollah Jashnsaz. Gazprom will thus have the chance to strengthen its position in the countries with the world’s second largest gas reserves (proven reserves of 28.13 trillion cu. m.).

The memorandum envisages the formation of a joint venture to implement geological exploration and development projects, construction of refineries and transportation of Iranian gas. Nozari also mentioned transportation of oil from the Caspian Sea to the Gulf of Oman to the Iranian official IRNA information agency. A Gazprom sources also says that an Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline has been discussed.

http://www.kommersant.com/p912431/Russian-Iranian_relations_Gazprom/

The point here is that the Russians have no problem dealing with the Iranians who have been vilified in the West. Consider that the Russian government is currently fighting against Chechen rebels, who are Muslim, and yet they have good relations with the Iranians who have been portrayed as dangerous sponsors of terrorism. The US is only interested in controlling the oil, whether by limiting other countries ability to sell it or through directly having access to it. The US would love to see Iran's influence in the Middle East significantly diminished in order to secure its position in the region.

The USA is the rogue state.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 16th, 2008.]

Thinking clearly about the 911 Evidence: Unfounded Hypotheses vs the Hard Facts.

Coming to grips with the 911 evidence is primarily a psychological challenge. It has everything to do with overcoming one's ingrained assumptions (and ego) and very little to do with one's level of intelligence:


The simple fact of the matter is we have observational evidence and material recovered from the World Trade Centre rubble pile that PROVE that these structures HAD to have been demolished using explosives. There is absolutely NO other explanation that adequately accounts for all the "unresolved phenomena" witnessed. These phenomena include:

1. the presence of Molten Steel in three locations under each collapsed skyscraper,
2. the melted concrete that encased various artifacts recovered from the site,
3. the Thermate Explosive products found in dust and steel samples,
4. the pulverisation of concrete and steel to microscopic size,
5. the free fall collapse rates of the Towers and,
6. the rapid and symmetrical collapse of World Trade Centre Building#7.

These 6 points of evidence are not hypotheticals but are hard facts- forensic evidence that cannot be ignored or dismissed out of hand. The critical point about this material is that the ONLY explanation for their existence at the World Trade Centre location would be from the presence of explosive devices. There is no other credible way of accounting for them.

In many debates about whether 911 involved inside help I have found that the hardcore critics, apart from outright denying the evidence, tend to draw the debates into areas dealing with unfounded supposition- focusing on impossible to prove hypotheses whereby this HARD EVIDENCE for the inside job is downplayed.

Most critics will claim that it would have been "impossible" to get explosive devices past bomb sniffing dogs - that it would be too difficult to "wire" the buildings without anyone noticing. Apart from the fact that the security in the buildings appears to have been compromised and that there had been work (upgrades) carried out on the electrical systems in the twin towers in the MONTHS leading up to the attacks, the critics position here rests on nothing but an unproven hypothetical.

In terms of what is or is not possible, there is a gulf of difference between a purely hypothetical model and a model based on what was ACTUALLY found. When damning physical evidence tells you that, yes indeed, evidence was found indicating explosives were used, then it MUST have been possible to rig the World Trade centre buildings. All lines of reasoning must proceed from that basis in FACT.

Any critic who bases their logic on false premises doom subsequent investigation to almost certain failure. One must avoid the bias that it was, seemingly, too difficult to carry out such a "false flag" operation in the first place and stick to the forensics. Those who stick to such presumptive biases will tend to ignore important evidence, or irrationally downplay it, seeking out ANY explanation, other than the obvious one- that explosives were used- in defence of the official version of events. It is not a very reasonable or scientific way of proceeding.

Ultimately what is important to understand is the FACT that there exists ABSOLUTE PROOF that the World Trade Centre buildings experienced the effects of explosive demolition.
Whether you believe it was possible or impossible to rig the World Trade Centre buildings is irrelevant.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 16th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

September 19-October 2001: Structural Engineer Finds Evidence of Extreme Temperatures at WTC

[Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl examines steel from the World Trade Center. [Source: University of California, Berkeley]

An engineer investigating the remains of the World Trade Center sees melted girders and other evidence that the towers experienced extreme temperatures on 9/11.

Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in studying structural damage done by earthquakes and terrorist bombings. [Chronicle of Higher Education, 12/7/2001; CBS News, 3/11/2002]

He arrives in New York on September 19 to conduct a two-week scientific reconnaissance of the collapsed towers, hoping to gain an understanding of how they had come down. His project is one of eight financed by the National Science Foundation to study the WTC disaster. [New York Times, 10/2/2001; Berkeleyan, 10/3/2001; US Congress. House. Committee on Science, 3/6/2002]

He examines numerous pieces of steel taken from Ground Zero. [Chronicle of Higher Education, 12/7/2001] Astaneh-Asl will describe the WTC as “the best-designed building I have ever seen.” [San Francisco Chronicle, 10/22/2001] Yet he notices unusual warping and other damage in its remaining steel: At a recycling center in New Jersey, he sees 10-ton steel beams from the towers that look “like giant sticks of twisted licorice.” [Chronicle of Higher Education, 12/7/2001]

He shows the San Francisco Chronicle a “banana-shaped, rust-colored piece of steel” that has “twisted like toffee during the terrorist attack.” [San Francisco Chronicle, 10/22/2001]

He later recalls, “I saw melting of girders in [the] World Trade Center.” [PBS, 5/10/2007] He notes that steel has bent at several connection points that had joined the floors of the WTC to the vertical columns. He describes the connections as being smoothly warped, saying, “If you remember the Salvador Dali paintings with the clocks that are kind of melted—it’s kind of like that.” He adds, “That could only happen if you get steel yellow hot or white hot—perhaps around 2,000 degrees.” [Chronicle of Higher Education, 12/7/2001]

Astaneh-Asl says that steel flanges have been reduced “from an inch thick to paper thin.” [Berkeleyan, 10/3/2001] He finds a foot-long twisted shard of steel that is “like a piece of bread, but it was high-strength steel.” He comments, “I haven’t seen anything like this [before].” [Berkeley Daily Planet, 10/20/2001]

He finds “severely scorched [steel] members from 40 or so floors below the points of impact [by the planes].” He believes this is the result of the planes having destroyed the elevator walls, thereby allowing burning jet fuel to pour down into the building, igniting fires hundreds of feet below the impact floors. [CBS News, 3/12/2002]

He says that, in some places, the fireproofing used to protect the WTC steel has “melted into a glassy residue.” [New York Times, 10/2/2001]

Astaneh-Asl sees a charred I-beam from WTC Building 7, which collapsed late in the afternoon of 9/11. “The beam, so named because its cross-section looks like a capital I, had clearly endured searing temperatures. Parts of the flat top of the I, once five-eighths of an inch thick, had vaporized.” [New York Times, 10/2/2001]

Other individuals will report seeing molten metal in the remains of the World Trade Center in the weeks and months after 9/11 (see September 12, 2001-February 2002), and data collected by NASA reveals dozens of “hot spots” (some over 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit) at Ground Zero (see September 16-23, 2001).

But Thomas Eagar—an engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—later comments that the “temperature of the fire at the WTC [on 9/11] was not unusual, and it was most definitely not capable of melting steel.” [Eagar and Musso, 12/2001]

Yet Astaneh-Asl will later put forward the “tentative” conclusion, “The collapse of the [Twin Towers] was most likely due to the intense fire initiated by the jet fuel of the planes and continued due to burning of the building contents.” [Astaneh-Asl, 11/30/2003 ] Astaneh-Asl is a member of the team assembled by the American Society of Civil Engineers to investigate the World Trade Center site after 9/11 (see September 12, 2001), though he will resign from this because he disagrees with its decision to keep findings secret until the initial inquiry has been completed. [New York Times, 10/2/2001; Associated Press, 9/6/2002]

http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp%20item=a091901astanehfinds#a091901astanehfinds

Dr Astaneh-Asl was right about his observations but missed the obvious conclusion- that some form of explosive incendiary had been used on the steel. Clearly the building fires were unable to produce the damage and warping that he himself stated would have required 2000 degree (F) fires.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 15th, 2008.]

911 SMOKING GUN : The Molten Steel at Ground Zero.

The picture above shows hot yellow-orange metal being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. From scientific temperature charts we know that this colour indicates the metal must be between 845-1080 degrees celsius [1]. At this temperature the metal can only be structural steel since copper, lead, aluminium and other material used in the buildings would be liquid.

The problem here is that the official NISTs study can only provide evidence for fires in the WTC buildings burning at a maximum of 650 degrees celsius. The NIST report shows that the fires, characterised by the billowing black smoke (which we all saw), were typical of oxygen starved fires that range from around 400 to 700 degrees celsius.

Therefore, despite the lack of an extremely hot heat source, we are forced to account for the very serious and often reported "anomaly" of superheated steel existing at ground zero (NASA thermal imagery confirmed the impossibly hot temperatures present in the rubble). Consequently a source of intense heat is REQUIRED to account for this Molten Metal and this can ONLY be attributed to two earthly causes:

1. Blast furnace-like conditions (the rubble pile was not a blast furnace), or
2. Explosives.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Although difficult, it was not impossible to rig the Twin Towers and Building 7 with explosives- especially considering that building security had been compromised.

Furthermore, we also have a wealth of supporting eyewitness testimony from firefighters and civilians that reveal many of them felt, and were knocked over by, huge explosions occurring in the lower floors of the WTC buildings -far away from the fire zones.

Most crucially, scientific analysis conducted by physics Professor Steven Jones has uncovered the chemical signature for the explosive THERMATE in multiple samples taken from the WTC steel and dust- proving, without doubt, that explosives were indeed used.

The science here is clear cut. Whatever one thinks about the various theories floating around, one thing is certain: The Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Centre site were rigged for demolition. Most importantly, such an operation would take many weeks to implement. Therefore, at the very least, part of the 911 attacks against the World Trade Centre complex MUST have been an "Inside Job" as Bin Laden's men would not have had the necessary time or access to wire these buildings.

The aircraft strikes, the building fires and the collapses cannot account for the Molten Steel found in the rubble pile. ONLY explosives can generate the heat required to melt the steel- and there is proof in the form of scientific analysis from Steven Jones that confirms this was true.

The argument is over. 911 was clearly an inside job. The forensic evidence is at hand to initiate a new criminal investigation into the attacks of September 11.

(For a more detailed analysis on the physics of the WTC collapses see Steven Jones' paper: Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse? [PDF] and visit Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, an organisation with over 400 building professionals who agree with these findings. Also see this link for evidence of explosively cut beams and a basic explanation of demolition technique.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 15th, 2008.]

Bin Laden had Nothing to do with the 911 Attacks

Bin Laden had nothing to do with the attacks of September 11. Every video and audio tape from and including the "fat Bin Laden confession" onwards have been fakes. Bin Laden has actually been dead for a number of years. (see the links provided below)

The 2001 Bin Laden Confession tape is a Fake.

The Real Bin Laden is Left Handed.

The Real Bin Laden Denied Involvement in the Attacks.

The 2004 Bin Laden Threat tape is a Fake.

Experts Agree: Bin Laden tapes are Fakes.

The Real Bin Laden Died in Late 2001 or Early 2002.

The 911 attacks were an Inside Job.

In the propaganda war Osama Bin Laden is a useful tool for keeping people quiet about the truth behind 911 and to limit dissent regarding the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterall, we are told that Bin Laden confessed to 911 and that we are fighting against fanatics who initiated the conflict.

Exposing the truth about the September 11 attacks will destroy this deception and end the costly wars in the Middle East. It is vitally important that we promote the facts and science proving that 911 was an Inside job.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 15th, 2008.]

Monday, 14 July 2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology: Cover-up of Explosive Evidence at the World Trade Centre.

"Was the steel tested for explosives or thermite residues? . . . NIST did not test for the residue of these compounds in the steel." -- NIST Responses to FAQs, August 2006.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has had considerable difficulty determining a politically correct sequence of events for the unprecedented destruction of three World Trade Center (WTC) buildings on 9/11 (Douglas 2006, Ryan 2006, Gourley 2007). But despite a number of variations in NIST’s story, it never considered explosives or pyrotechnic materials in any of its hypotheses. This omission is at odds with several other striking facts; first, the requirement of the national standard for fire investigation (NFPA 921), which calls for testing related to thermite and other pyrotechnics, and second, the extensive experience NIST investigators have with explosive and thermite materials.

One of the most intriguing aspects of NIST’s diversionary posture has been their total lack of interest in explosive or pyrotechnic features in their explanations. Despite the substantial evidence for the use of explosives at the WTC (Jones 2006, Legge and Szamboti 2007), and the extensive expertise in explosives among NIST investigators (Ryan 2007), explosives were never considered in the NIST WTC investigation. Only after considerable criticism of this fact did NIST deign to add one small disclaimer to their final report on the towers, suggesting they found no evidence for explosives.

The extensive evidence that explosives were used at the WTC includes witness testimony (MacQueen 2006), overwhelming physical evidence (Griffin 2005, Hoffman et al 2005, Jones and Legge et al 2008) and simple common sense (Legge 2007). There is also substantial evidence that aluminothermic (thermite) materials were present at the WTC (Jones 2007), and the presence of such materials can explain the existence of intense fire where it would not otherwise have existed. Additionally, despite agreement from all parties that the assumed availability of fuel allowed for the fires in any given location of each of the WTC buildings to last only twenty minutes (NIST 2007), the fires lasted much longer and produced extreme temperatures (Jones and Farrer et al 2008).

http://911review.com/articles/ryan/nist_thermite_connection.html

Once again Kevin Ryan exposes details of the official cover up.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 14th, 2008.]

Cramer: Stocks are Doomed, Sell Now

Jim Cramer, the often loud and always bullish host of a popular CNBC show, is now bearish.

Cramer frequently tells his audience that he believes there is always a bull market somewhere, and it’s his goal to help them find it.

“But this time is different; it’s doom itself,” Cramer recently wrote in New York magazine. “In 25 years on Wall Street, I have never seen things this bad.”

Cramer is a former hedge fund manager who delivered a compounded rate of return of 24 percent for 15 years at his firm, Cramer Berkowitz.

His investment advice is always very specific, and he is also clear about what he sees over the short term.

“Sell everything. Nothing’s working,” he writes.

“Revisit when the prices are adjusted for a big recession, soaring inflation, and a crushed consumer. Sell at 12,000 and come back at 10,000. Even better: short it,” said Cramer.

Barclays Capital agrees with Cramer’s assessment of inflation. It is now predicting that headline inflation will spike to 5.5 percent by August, and the Fed will respond by increasing interest rates six times before the end of 2009.
http://moneynews.com/streettalk/cramer_sell_stocks_now/2008/07/09/111259.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 14th, 2008.]

Many more US Bank Failures likely after IndyMac

U.S. banks may fail in far greater numbers following the collapse of the big mortgage lender IndyMac Bancorp Inc, straining a financial system seeking stability after years of lending excesses.

More than 300 banks could fail in the next three years, said RBC Capital Markets analyst Gerard Cassidy, who had in February estimated no more than 150.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7649271

Almost everything about the US economy is worse than initially reported. Furthermore we know that the official statistics on inflation and unemployment are gross underestimations.

It's very likely that many more than 300 banks in the US will fail in the next three years- unfortunately.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 14th, 2008.]

Red Cross Finds Bush Administration Guilty of War Crimes

In a secret report last year, the Red Cross found evidence of the CIA using torture on prisoners that would make the Bush administration guilty of war crimes, The New York Times reported Friday.

The Red Cross determined the culpability of the Bush administration after interviewing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, according to the article.

Prisoner Abu Zubaydahwho said he had been waterboarded, "slammed against the walls" and confined in boxes "so small he said he had to double up his limbs in the fetal position."
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The report was submitted to CIA last year and concluded that American interrogation methods are "categorically" torture that violates both domestic and international law, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Friday.

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Red_Cross_finds_Bush_admininstration_guilty_0712.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 14th, 2008.]

Iran Discovers New Oil Field to hold 1 Billion Barrels of Crude

A new large oil deposit with estimated reserves of more than 1 billion barrels of crude has been discovered in Iran, the Iranian oil minister said on Sunday.

Gholamhossein Nozari said the oil field, located in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, is believed to contain 1.1 billion barrels of crude, with recoverable reserves of about 220 million barrels.

http://en.rian.ru/world/20080713/113861848.html

When Iran sells this oil in Euros, rather than US dollars, we will see the value of the dollar fall further as numerous foreign countries swap a portion of their PetroDollars for PetroEuros.

This is part of the US reasoning for attacking Iran- to preserve their control over PetroDollar oil trading. Without a strong adherence to the status quo the US economy would be crushed under dollar devaluation and their massive foreign debt.

There seems to be two choices of action the Bush Administration might take at this point, both options leading to negative effects on the US economy:

1. To allow Iran to undermine the dollar. Starting from next week the new Iranian Oil Bourse is opening; or
2. Attack Iran under false pretenses (over Iranian involvement in Iraq or a secret nuclear weapons program) so as to provide a cover story in order the physically destroy the Iranian oil industry and general economy.

The second scenario is more likely since the spike in oil prices will only be temporary. The problem is justifying an attack to the US people and the World. Be prepared for more war rhetoric coming from US leaders and perhaps some type of false flag terror attack that will be blamed on Iran or their military.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 14th, 2008.]