Sunday, 31 August 2008

'Debunking NIST's Conclusions About WTC 7 is as Easy as Shooting Fish in a Barrel' and other Responses to 8/21/08 NIST Briefing on WTC7

In the last week, a number of individuals have posted responses to the NIST report. As a convenience to our readers, 911truth.org has compiled four of those here. In addition, we posted information about and links to the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth press conference (audio here) immediately following the NIST conference, an interview of NIST's Dr. Sunder by NoLiesRadio.org, and the technical briefingA hosted by NIST earlier this week.
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20080829205835711

The inadequate explanations in the NIST report reveal it to be a fraud. Explanations that do not address all the relevant data are not credible.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 31th, 2008]

A Brief History of CIA Involvement in the Drug Trade

EARLY 1950s, SOUTHEAST ASIA
The Nationalist Chinese army, organized by the CIA to wage war against Communist China, became the opium barons of The Golden Triangle (parts of Burma, Thailand and Laos), the world's largest source of opium and heroin. Air America, the ClA's principal airline proprietary, flew the drugs all over Southeast Asia. (See Christopher Robbins, Air America, Avon Books, 1985, chapter 9 )

1950s to early 1970s, INDOCHINA
During U.S. military involvement in Laos and other parts of Indochina, Air America flew opium and heroin throughout the area. Many Gl's in Vietnam became addicts. A laboratory built at CIA headquarters in northern Laos was used to refine heroin. After a decade of American military intervention, Southeast Asia had become the source of 70 percent of the world's illicit opium and the major supplier of raw materials for America's booming heroin market.

http://www.csun.edu/coms/ben/news/cia/970504.hist.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 31th, 2008]

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Ron Paul Blasts Russia Policy, The Fed, The 'Candidates'


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Ron Paul on CNN speaking a whole lot of sense.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 30th, 2008]

Russia Wins Backing from China over Georgia Conflict

RUSSIA today won support from China and Central Asian states in its standoff with the West over the Georgia conflict as the European Union said it was weighing sanctions against Moscow.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev said he hoped the "united position'' of a summit of Central Asian nations would ``serve as a serious signal to those who try to turn black into white.''

The West has strongly condemned Russia's military offensive in Georgia this month and Medvedev's decision to recognise the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0%2C23599%2C24256861-401%2C00.html

The Russians had every right to repel the Georgian attack in South Ossetia despite what the western media and politicians have said about the situation. However, recognising this region, and Abkhazia, as independent states seems to be a step too far. In diplomatic terms it was better to hold the advantage of only doing only what was necessary rather than push the situation against antagonistic "enemies" who will continue to make the false claim that Russia is the bully.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 30th, 2008]

Vidal: US Never Had Democracy

American essayist Gore Vidal says that despite the US claim that it is making the world safer by perpetuating democracy, the country never had any democracy.

In an exclusive interview with Press Tv correspondent, Vidal said that the United States has never had democracy and the word never was used in the US constitution, Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence.

Vidal also said that America has fallen into the hands of a small group of people that only care about global dominance and making money from US tax payers by waging wars.

The renowned essayist made the analogy that the democratic national convention in Denver is symbolic of a falling empire and observed that the hyper expensive entertainment-based campaigns and the current state of the US as being overextended in multiple wars and no budget surplus to finance them, all bode ill for that nation's future.

Vidal noted that despite Obama's promise to deliver universal heath care, the heath industry would oppose his plan and insure he will not be able to deliver on his stated goal.

When asked about US policy toward Iran by the rival candidates, Vidal responded that McCain is a warmonger that will likely wage war on Iran.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=67866§ionid=3510203

Any level of democracy the US had in the past is gone. US elections are counted on privately owned electronic voting machines subject to manipulation. The people's votes can, and clearly have been, be altered. John Kerry only lost 2004 thanks to vote flipping in numerous states- most notoriously in Ohio. Furthermore the best Presidential candidates, the ones who are pro-constitution and against criminal wrong doing - like Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul, are sidelined in the corporate controlled press. The voters never get a real opportunity to properly evaluate the top contenders.

Currently the US has been hijacked by the very dangerous neoconservative group of the ruling elite. These individuals must stopped and held accountable for their crimes lest we face more conflict and unnecessary war.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 30th, 2008]

Friday, 29 August 2008

Putin Blames US for War

The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has shocked Europe by using the giant American broadcaster, CNN, to accuse his US counterpart, George Bush, of creating the war in Georgia as a plot to install John McCain as his successor.

In the most outrageous - and inflammatory - claim since the crisis in South Ossetia erupted earlier this month, Putin accused the US of provoking the conflict to help the Republican candidate - an outspoken critic of the Kremlin - in the race for the Presidency.

"It is not just that the American side could not restrain the Georgian leadership from this criminal act. The American side in effect armed and trained the Georgian army," Mr Putin told CNN.

"Why spend years holding difficult negotiations and looking for complicated compromises in ethnic conflicts? It's easier to arm one of the parties and push it to kill the other party, and the job is done.

"The suspicion arises that someone in the United States especially created this conflict with the aim of making the situation more tense and creating a competitive advantage for one of the candidates fighting for the post of US President."

While Mr Putin carefully did not name Mr Bush directly, White House officials quickly denounced his accusations - broadcast both on CNN and Russian television. His claims had been widely aired in Russia last week too..

http://www.theage.com.au:80/world/putin-blames-us-for-war-20080829-456y.html

The US government is under the control of warmongering neoconservatives who firmly believe that war is a necessary tool in furthering US interests abroad. Putin is right.


(Thanks to Dan for the link !)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 29th, 2008]

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Alex Jones: Russian TV: America has been Hijacked


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America HAS been hijacked. Recent US elections have been subject to vote fraud while the US corporate media does nothing but post propaganda whitewashing any significant criticisms against the current system.

It is great to see Russian television airing some of these issues- especially the facts about US foreign policy being directed by a neoconservative group that is hell bent on controlling the oil markets through strategic military actions.

Any moves to inform the public about the dire situation in the US should be encouraged.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 28th, 2008]

The United States of America is the Next Argentina

There is perhaps no better analysis than Reinhart and Rogoff's on the history of sovereign defaults; and, as such, Reinhart and Rogoff's paper was ideal reading material when traveling between the US and Argentina , for the sovereign defaults that happened in the past to Argentina will soon be happening to the US .

But a US default will make Argentina 's debt defaults pale both by comparison and consequence. The US , unlike Argentina , is the world's largest economy, the issuer of the world's reserve currency and the world's largest debtor—and a default by the US on its debt will shake the very foundations of our increasingly fragile global economy.
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article5990.html

The US economic debt is not a trivial thing. Something's got to give and relatively soon. The crisis can be postponed as US officials fudge economic data regarding inflation and GDP growth but his cannot solve the underlying problems.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 28th, 2008]

Firefighters for 911 Truth

We must demand answers and accountability for why hundreds of New York Firemen didn’t hear evacuation orders, how 3 towers collapsed so quickly and so explosively, and why thousands of rescue workers and civilians alike were not warned of the extremely dangerous atmosphere that was known to exist.

If you think the media or our government has given us the answers, think again. If you think this can’t happen again, think again. Seven years later most Americans haven’t even heard of Tower 7. Seven years later, most Americans don’t know thousands more of those rescue workers are sick, and many are dying from their exposures at Ground Zero. Seven years later, the FBI still hasn’t listed Osama Bin Laden as “wanted” for the 9/11 attacks. This is incredible–they are the lead investigators, and they don’t have enough evidence to put him on the “most wanted” list for those attacks? So, why do so many Americans believe he was behind it? Why are we at war over it? Do you know what evidence there is? The destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice, incomplete answers, and abysmal accountability is disgusting and unacceptable.

http://firefightersfor911truth.org/

We have architects, engineers, scientists, pilots, and now firefighters all rallying against the official 911 fairy tale. The reason so many reject the official story is obvious- the physical evidence proves the government narrative is false. Evidence of Molten Steel and Thermates, found in the rubble of the World Trade Centre Buildings clearly PROVE the 911 attacks involved inside help.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 28th, 2008]

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

What Really Happened to 7 World Trade Center?

'The 9/11 Commission Report' offer no explanation for its collapse on September 11, 2001. NIST's conclusions, based on computer simulation, apparently suffer from inadequate model validation and insufficient actual data.
http://www.twf.org/News/Y2006/0417-WTC7.html

The recently released official report into the collapse of WTC 7 is a complete turkey- based on hypothetical modelling that ignored hard evidence showing explosives brought down this building.

Completely unsubstantiated, and incredulous to independent experts- the apologists at NIST have exposed themselves as frauds. The available data clearly indicates this building was taken down using explosives.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 27th, 2008]

Shyam Sunder's Sham: NIST's Final Report on the Collapse of Building 7

... while we are in the process of suspending our disbelief for federal flights of fancy (yes, NIST is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which is under the aegis of the executive branch of government) let's not worry about all that physical evidence like the iron-aluminum-sulfur microspheres found all over in the World Trade Center dust, or the molten iron burning for weeks in the rubble, indicative of thermite/thermate explosions, or eyewitness testimony for that matter. We can now dismiss such bogus evidence because according to NIST this is just not plausible because it doesn't fit their hypothesis. From Syham Sunder, NIST's lead investigator into the collapse:

"In order for the thermate reaction to melt steel to take place, there has to be materials. If you look at the amount needed—at least 100 pounds for one column—you need someone to get that amount in the building, and place it, and for the reaction to take place. It is unlikely."

According to NIST's logic, it is unlikely that al Queda would have access to a building full of personnel from federal agencies like the CIA, the DoD and the Office of Emergency Management, so the physical evidence of thermite must be moot. Right?
http://redpill8.blogspot.com/2008/08/shyam-sunders-sham-nists-final-report.html

The NIST study is scattered. You simply can't ignore the physical evidence of Molten Steel and Thermates and accept the report as a credible scientific study. The NIST work here represents an out-and-out fraud of the highest order designed to hide the fact that explosives MUST have been at work on the WTC buildings.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 27th, 2008]

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

No-Planer Cointelpro Operation Becoming Transparent

COINTELPRO, an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program, was a series of covert operations conducted by the FBI starting in the mid 50’s and continuing until 1976 when it was exposed by the investigations The Church Committee. One of the primary methods of COINTELPRO consisted of forging pseudo-movement groups as a means of conducting Psychological Warfare operations to spread disinformation, disrupt, and divide existing movements. These ‘psy-ops’ tended to foment suspicions among the targeted movements and try to dissuade sympathies from people outside the targeted movement.

Today, COINTELPRO has reared its ugly head again, with infiltrations popping up everywhere from Anti-War activism groups to peaceful gun owners and militias. Provocations have become more and more conspicuous to the public as the Seattle World Trade Organization protests and Ontario Security and Prosperity Partnership protests successfully exposed provocateur operations. Of course, something as dangerous to the establishment *body politic* as 9/11 has not been without its alleged incidents of COINTELPRO action. Allegations of government disinformation have been swirling around certain figures in the movement, such as former Bush Administration official Morgan Reynolds, who has recently proposed that “no planes hit the World Trade Center”, has alleged “TV Fakery”, and submitted that the towers were brought down by “Directed Energy Weapons” a.k.a. “Laser Beams”.

http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/fraud/911_attack/news.php?q=1218648029

Victoria Ashley from Scholars for 911 Truth and Justice wrote a detailed essay on this matter which can be read here.

As a rule, all information regarding 911 truth must be based on verifiable material. Unfounded conjecture, must be rejected. The fanciful interpretations of some truth advocates are obviously unacceptable in terms of advancing the case against the official narrative.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 26th, 2008]

Financial Crisis Enters New, Uncertain Stage

The financial crisis has entered a new phase and will likely bring total credit losses above $1 trillion, according to a leading academic who has been studying the turmoil since its beginning a year ago.

Princeton University economics professor Hyun Song Shin says the subprime mortgage crisis has already cost financial institutions roughly $500 billion. Now, however, the problem has spread to the real economy, and losses on credit cards, consumer and business debt should match or exceed those from subprime mortgages and the like, he said.

"We'll see as much as the subprime losses again on the other side, at the very least," Shin in an interview Saturday with MarketWatch on the sidelines of the Federal Reserve's two-day annual economic seminar in Wyoming.

The International Monetary Fund has estimated that financial institutions will suffer a total $945 billion in credit losses. Shin said that remained a credible number, but was still probably on the low side.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/economist-sees-new-uncertain-stage/story.aspx?guid=%7BCD14AD72%2D143B%2D4794%2DA2A5%2DB34FE777F4BD%7D


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 26th, 2008]

Monday, 25 August 2008

Letter: Engineering Failures in New York City (11/09/2001) Remain Unexplained.

[I wrote this and sent it to a few Architectural and Engineering groups in Australia. Mr Gage of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth is looking to get 1000 professional signatures by Sept 11, so this is my contribution. Readers may send this letter to other such groups (with the necessary edits).]

Dear Engineers,

I was quite concerned to learn that there are over 400 architects and engineers who are calling for a new investigation into the 3 WTC high-rise collapses on 9/11. With so many qualified individuals involved in such an organisation I wondered whether there was any substance to what they were saying. In fact, the more I looked into the information presented at their website the more I found it to be very credible. Although I'm not a building professional I ask relevant members of your organisation to examine the data to ascertain whether or not there is a legitimate argument here in terms of calling for a new investigation.

Furthermore, as far as I know there were no changes to US building codes post 911 despite the fact that, other than the Twin Towers, there was also the catastrophic collapse of a 47 high rise building - WTC 7. Although not hit by an aeroplane, and with minimal fires, this building collapsed in a manner identical to a controlled demolition(?). Knowing that steel framed high rise buildings are designed to survive earthquakes, fires and hurricane force winds I found this collapse to be very troubling indeed.

Will the recently built steel-framed high rise buildings in Australia also collapse if subjected to minimal damage such as that sustained by World Trade Centre 7 ?

I assumed that the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigations into the 911 WTC collapses would have adequately accounted for these failures but it appears the investigations were very limited in scope and did not address all the issues raised. With regard to WTC 7 it appears the official response is that fire, even though very limited, led to the building failure. Quite frankly I find this explanation to be entirely implausible.

Mr. Richard Gage, the architect who heads the web organisation linked at the top, has a letter addressing some key features of the destruction of the 3 buildings in New York that you might want to read (I have included the PDF file of his letter here). Although what he claims is highly controversial, it seems to be well supported by physical evidence- and his position is backed by over 400 well educated professionals. Please look into this and let me know if there is reason to be concerned.

Sincerely,

XXXXXX

I have posted this letter again in light of the recent fraudulent explanation offered by NIST with regard to the Collapse of WTC7. This explanation, based on only hypothetical models of how the building may have fallen, completely ignores all the hard forensic proof of molten steel and the thermate signature that confirmed WTC 7 was brought down using explosive incendiaries.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 25th, 2008]

Sunday, 24 August 2008

How Old-fashioned: the Fairness Doctrine ... WTC7, NIST, and the Media Today

Once upon a time in America, the media would have presented the public with opposing views expressed by the professionals at Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (ae911truth.org) when an agency such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) exclaimed, after years of research, that simple office fires led to the unprecedented collapse of WTC 7. Circa 1949 - 1985, the media followed what was known as the fairness doctrine. Now reduced to nothing more than a propaganda slogan by Fox, there was a time when holders of broadcast licenses were required by the FCC to present fair and balanced coverage on controversial issues of public interest. After all, the airwaves are owned by the public. There once was a time when the media let the public evaluate controversial issues on the merits of the arguments presented. Twenty-one years after President Reagan vetoed Congress' attempt to codify the Fairness Doctrine, many Americans still assume this doctrine holds sway.

After reviewing some of the more than 400 mainstream media articles written yesterday about the NIST final report on the collapse of WTC 7, it is easy to get the impression that no credible alternative explanations exist. Why would any American question the NIST report? They have no exposure to opposing views expressed by professional engineers and architects. It is as if none exist if you rely on the mainstream media. Only two outlets quoted members of the professional organization, AE911truth.org. More outlets quoted me than reputable scientists. Go figure. While many of the reports mentioned that NIST dismissed the possibility that explosives were used, not one outlet reported that NIST failed to perform a single scientific test for explosive residue. NIST ruled out the use of explosives because "...the noise associated with such an explosion would have been ten times louder than being in front of the speakers at a rock concert...". There you have it--government funded science at its best. NIST also claimed that no loud noise was heard by witnesses. I guess they did not have access to the oral histories from the New York Fire Department made public after suit by the New York Times, the source for the quote by NIST that there were no witness reports of loud noises. There goes that liberal media again, always attacking the Bush administration at every possible turn.

Yesterday, while we were listening to the press conference hosted by AE911truth.org, we received many calls from media outlets inquiring about our take on what the NIST presented. We provided these "journalists" with the number for the conference call and suggested they contact members of AE911truth.org to get the perspective of professional, credentialed engineers and architects. After reviewing the media accounts of how the WTC 7 mystery is now solved, it is apparent that not one of these "journalists" chose to report what these professionals had to say. Based on the misquoted snippet from 911truth.org interviews on the subject, it is clear they neither listened to the press conference nor contacted any of the structural engineers or architects to whom they were referred.
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=2008082340542282

Majority elements of the US mainstream media are actively suppressing evidence that proves there was inside involvement in the mass murders of 911. They are acting to cover up proof that utterly refutes the official explanation for the collapse of World Trade Centre 7.

It does not matter what NISTs says about HYPOTHETICAL collapse scenarios- there is evidence of MOLTEN STEEL and a THERMATE SIGNATURE that constitutes hard forensic proof that WTC 7 (and the Twin Towers) MUST have been brought down by explosives. The NIST report is a fraud and the media are acting complicitly in relation this fraud. What a disgrace !

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

Freddie, Fannie Failure Could Be World `Catastrophe,' Yu Says

A failure of U.S. mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be a catastrophe for the global financial system, said Yu Yongding, a former adviser to China's central bank.

``If the U.S. government allows Fannie and Freddie to fail and international investors are not compensated adequately, the consequences will be catastrophic,'' Yu said in e-mailed answers to questions yesterday. ``If it is not the end of the world, it is the end of the current international financial system.''

Freddie and Fannie shares touched 20-year lows yesterday on speculation that a government bailout will leave the stocks worthless. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson won approval from the U.S. Congress last month to pump unlimited amounts of capital into the companies in an emergency.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aslo2E01QVFI&refer=asia

According to Warren Buffet, Freddie Mac and Fannie May are done. Quote: "The game is over".

However, because there is market manipulation, the stock value of these massive companies might be kept "alive" for a number of months before crashing- they may not fail (although I think this is unlikely since their fundamental business is so destroyed, and their debts so large, that avoiding a failure/government-takeover seems impossible.)

The fall out from such a large failure will be massive- US dollar set to drop, financial compaies around the world to face more write-offs, US job losses, a level of general calamity ...

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

Georgia and the Push for Cold War

John McCain said it first: "In the 21st century nations don't invade other nations." George W. Bush said it, too: Russia's way is not the "way to conduct foreign policy in the 21st Century". And Condoleezza Rice on August 19 said it: "Russia is a state that is unfortunately using the one tool that it has always used whenever it wishes to deliver a message and that's its military power. That's not the way to deal in the 21st century." Outside of the United States, these utterances are greeted with laughter, for they betoken a hypocrisy so ingrained it suggests insanity. The United States looks in the mirror and what do we see? Russia. And what do we say? "That is no way to do things in the 21st century!" And then we go back to reading the interview with General Petraeus on the occupation of Baghdad.

But these statements are a sideshow. The Georgia debacle started on May 4, 2006, with a longer and more considered statement, by Vice President Cheney, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cheney there threatened Russia with a new Cold War if Russia did not capitulate to American demands of cheap oil for Russia's pro-American neighbors. "Russia has a choice," he said. The same curious locution, with its undertone of parental menace -- the parent who stops payments and knows when to use the whip -- was employed by President Bush addressing Iran in 2007. "Iran has a choice." Has a nation ever talked to another nation in this style? But then, has there ever been a nation that sees itself as America sees itself in the 21st century? "Russia has a choice" -- the language of a man with his hand on his gun, very sure of his moral as well as physical superiority. This is the language of omnipotence, barely disguised. It is ill-adapted for the purposes of social intercourse, yet finely adapted to threats that have a quality at once intimate and public; threats, indeed, part of whose function is to abort diplomacy.
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The neoconservatives have told us that America is, and ought to remain for a century, a national security state whose overriding interest is to achieve global dominance; by commercial means where possible, and by military means where necessary. This is their "proposition." For the past eight years we Americans have been living their plan without ever having debated it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bromwich/georgia-and-the-push-for_b_120478.html

There is one big advantage that we possess verses those criminals in power who are orchestrating these events- we are not insane. The illusions these people hold about what they can reasonably do and say is far divorced from reality, and it will be their undoing.


(thanks to Tired for the link !)

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

Friday, 22 August 2008

As Federal Agency declares 'New Phenomenon' downed WTC 7, Activists Cry Foul

The building's demise occurred some seven hours after the twin towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, and has been the source of numerous conspiracy theories key to the "9/11 Truth" movement, most of which argue that the symmetrical, seven-second collapse was brought about by a controlled demolition.

Dr. Shyam Sunder, director of Institute's building and fire research laboratory, oversaw the government's three-year research efforts. The report aims to disprove the controlled demolition argument.

However, Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and a member of the American Institute of Architects, doesn't believe a word of the theory.

His group, which has swelled to over 400 architectural and engineering professionals, immediately responded to the Institute's claim in a press conference.

"Tons of [molten metal] was found 21 days after the attack," said Gage in an interview with a Vancouver, Canada television station. "Steel doesn't begin to melt until 2,700 degrees, which is much hotter than what these fires could have caused."

"There are holes in this story that you can drive a truck through," Gage added during the press conference. His group asserts that thermite, a steel cutting agent, was used to bring the building down.

Dr. Sunder disagreed.

"We conducted the study without bias, without interference from anyone," said Dr. Sunder. "We have only one single-minded goal in this effort."

While the Institute said it considered the possibility of a controlled demolition taking place at WTC 7, the notion was dismissed due to the absence of any recordings of an explosion sound.

Thermite, however, does not make an explosion sound. And while this was raised to Dr. Sunder in the media's Q&A session, he dismissed it as impossible.

"FEMA found it," said Gage. "Dr. Steven Jones found it, in the dust that landed in the entire area of lower Manhattan. And he finds it in the chunks of previously molten metal [from the towers]."

Specifically, in Appendix C of its World Trade Center Building Performance Study, FEMA claimed:

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. A liquid eutectic mixture containing
primarily iron, oxygen, and sulfur formed during this hot corrosion attack on
the steel... The severe corrosion and subsequent erosion of Samples 1 and 2 are
a very unusual event. No clear explanation for the source of the sulfur has been
identified.
Yet, no study of the mysterious sulfur or melted steel was included in the NIST report.
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/BREAKING_NIST_%3CI%3Efinally%3CI%3E_poses_theory_on_0821.html

The NIST study is a fraud based upon HYPOTHETICAL models. It is telling that the report avoids the HARD EVIDENCE of Molten Steel and the Thermate signature- key material evidence that proves WTC 7 experienced the effects of explosive incendiary devices.

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

Pelosi Clashes With Protesters Over Impeachment

“Whether it’s the deficit or the challenges to the constitution we have to dig our way out,” Pelosi said, adding “this election is like death for life on this planet as we know it today."

Her response led Peter Thottam, founder of the LA Impeachment Center, to demand Pelosi "do her job" and pursue impeachment hearings against President Bush for launching a war on false pretenses.

"Who gave you the right to take the constitution and shove it down the toilet? Who gave you the right to take impeachment off the table? Nobody told them to do this,” Thottam shouted at Pelosi moments before Secret Service agents removed him from the packed auditorium and turned him over to officers with the Los Angeles Police Department. “One million Iraqis are dead. Five thousand Americans are dead. You have destroyed the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eighth Amendments."

Pelosi seemed stunned by the outburst, but the way she addressed Thottam’s charges further fanned the flames and led to additional verbal protests over her decision not to hold the administration accountable for what many individuals in the audience believe are High Crimes and Misdemeanors by President Bush.
http://www.pubrecord.org/nationworld/255-pelosi-clashes-with-protesters-over-impeachment.html

Either Pelosi is incompetent and does not understand her duty to the Constitution, or she does understand and is corruptly refusing to impeach the President and Vice President.

Bush and Cheney must be held accountable for their actions- there are no excuses.

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

Senator John McCain- A Disgrace to the Nation


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There is no good reason why McCain would support this cover-up... only bad reasons. Senator John McCain's record needs to be investigated since the material presented here indicates he is unfit to serve in any role within the US government.

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

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Live Broadcast -- AE911Truth.org and NIST Press Conferences, August 21 (US)

Join the 430 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition signers for an important live (audio) Press Conference. The subject is the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 which was a 47-story, steel-framed, fire-proofed high-rise — the 3rd tower to fall straight down symmetrically at nearly free-fall speed on 9/11/01 with numerous reports of explosions and several tons of molten metal found in the basement carrying the "thermite fingerprint".

The
AE911Truth tele-conference will follow immediately after the NIST (National Institute for Standards & Technology) slide presentation and Q&A of their WTC 7 Final Report which will be Webcast beginning at 8am PDT / 11am EDT. See the NIST webcast announcement & details here (and below).
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20080820215910304

The Architects and Engineers group is on the case. Without doubt the NIST report be will presenting a phoney analysis of the WTC 7 collapse thereby demanding this response from the 911 truth community.

Clear evidence of Molten Steel, the Thermate explosive signature and reports of massive explosions occurring inside this building- some before any of the Towers collapsed [1]- indicates WTC 7 MUST have been taken down with explosives. Any collapse explanation based on the weak fires burning on a few floors of this building is not credible. This is what NIST will push in an attempt to con the public. The prima facie forensic evidence here proves that 911 was an Inside job and there is nothing that NIST or any other government body can do about this fact.

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

Tallest Skyscraper in the World Almost Completed, Defies Belief

http://gizmodo.com/5038788/tallest-skyscraper-in-the-world-almost-completed-defies-belief

It is true, the building seen at the link looks like something out of a science fiction series. It does not seem real !


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

What we learned from the FBI's Scientists Today.

[That:]*Anybody working in a government microbiology lab can easily turn a single anthrax spore into an infinite supply of mailable murder and mayhem that is almost impossible to contain. "It would have been easy to do this at USAMRIID."

Well, except for making it with silicon. That couldn't be done easily. It actually couldn't be done at all even though the silicon was "imported naturally by the anthrax spores from their environment." We "attributed that to natural variability." Oh, and by our own estimate, producing this easy-bake mass killer would have taken 3 to 7 days to produce (without drawing any suspicion from even a single witness while working in a lab that could not be locked in the days just after 9/11)

*The FBI traced the mailed anthrax to a sample they collected from Dr. Bruce Ivins.

Well, actually we threw out this sample "because Dr. Ivins did not follow protocol in the way it was submitted, making it more difficult to use in court." On the other hand, this other sample this private scientist kept in his fridge that we never thought to ask about for four years was totally cool to use as evidence! And the four year delay didn't matter one bit because we were busy inventing the entire science of bioforensics that allowed us to catch that lone nut the whole time!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=389&topic_id=3820342

The FBI has no evidence tracing the Anthrax to Dr Ivins.


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

The FBI Admits It Has No Case Against Ivins

The FBI could have said "we will prove to Congress, the scientific community and the public that only Ivins could have done it".

But they didn't.

Instead, the FBI is trying to discredit the many top anthrax scientists who question the government's case against Ivins by using the "grassy knoll" conspiracy-theory smear.

If they had a case against Ivins, they would have presented it, instead of resorting to Bill O'Reilly style smear tactics.

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/08/fbi-admits-it-has-no-case-against-ivins.html


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

You Can't Be Serious: How a Comedian became the most Influential Voice in American Politics

When Jon Stewart inaugurated his fake news anchor on The Daily Show eight years ago, his goal was to send up the hyperbolic and manufactured controversy of US Cable News and, if possible, be even more outrageous. Now, in a wonderful through-the-looking-glass moment, he has supplanted the subjects of his mockery in the country's current affairs consciousness, and finds himself crowned the bemused voice of reason in an insane world.

The underground comic has become such a cultural touchstone that The New York Times asked this week whether he has become "the most trusted man in America".

For anyone who has missed the influential anchor, then his take on the way mainstream media peddles false rumours about Barack Obama is instructive. He calls it "Baracknophobia" and shows clips of blow-dried anchors and experts repeating widely-believed but baseless rumours – that the Democrat is actually a secret Muslim, a plagiarist, a misogynist etc. The purveyor of fake news lacerates the networks' talking heads as they blame the internet for rumour mongering about Obama.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/you-cant-be-serious-how-a-comedian-became-the-most-influential-voice-in-american-politics-901828.html

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

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World Trade Center Building 7

NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World Trade Center Building 7
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/calmed/wtc_081808.html

*** Agency Will Hold Public Webcast on August 21 ***

Gaithersburg, Md. -- The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a media briefing and live public webcast on Aug. 21, 2008, in Gaithersburg, Md., on the findings and recommendations from its building and fire safety investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7). WTC 7 was a 47-story building that fell nearly seven hours after the World Trade Center (WTC) towers collapsed following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The NIST WTC 7 report will present the probable collapse sequence for the building and will provide recommendations for improving building and fire safety in other buildings similar to WTC 7.

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20080819133204151

It sounds like NIST is going to release a report loaded with details about a "probable collapse sequence" -based on the weak fires in the buildings- while ignoring the HARD EVIDENCE of Molten Steel, the Thermate signatures and the eyewitness testimony to huge explosions occurring inside WTC 7 which indicate explosive demolition.

Their hypothetical model, that ignores hard forensic evidence, will be used to "explain" why WTC 7 collapsed in a manner identical to a controlled demolition- and yet was not a controlled demolition. By focusing on fire as the cause of the collapse their report will lack any credibility. One cannot present a coherent explanation based on only a small portion of the available evidence. This is not science.

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

Merrill, Wachovia in Danger of Failing: Strategist

Merrill Lynch, Wachovia and other financial companies are at risk of failure as the cost of raising capital soars at a time when the banks need to pay settlements over auction rate securities, David Kotok, chairman & chief investment officer from Cumberland Advisors, told CNBC Monday.

"I think the financial problem is half way through the cycle … there's another shoe to drop ahead of us and it could be more severe," Kotok told "Worldwide Exchange."

The cash companies need to shore up bad investments, "is up to about $50 billion and will probably top $100 billion before it's over," he added.
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"Were it not for government aid and backing they would have already had to declare bankruptcy. Their portfolios have problems," he said.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/26262925/site/14081545?__source=yahoo%7Cheadline%7Cquote%7Ctext%7C&par=yahoo

The Federal Reserve bailouts will continue while the US economy continues to unwind.

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

Jim Rogers Exclusive: Bigger Financial Shocks Loom. Consequences to Impact for Years

The U.S. financial crisis has cut so deep – and the government has taken on so much debt in misguided attempts to bail out such companies as Fannie Mae ( FNM ) and Freddie Mac ( FRE ) – that even larger financial shocks are still to come, global investing guru Jim Rogers said in an exclusive interview with Money Morning .

Indeed, the U.S. financial debacle is now so ingrained – and a so-called “Super Crash” so likely – that most Americans alive today won't be around by the time the last of this credit-market mess is finally cleared away – if it ever is, Rogers said.

The end of this crisis “is a long way away,” Rogers said. “In fact, it may not be in our lifetimes.”

During a 40-minute interview during a wealth-management conference in this West Coast Canadian city last month, Rogers also said that:

*U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke should “resign” for the bailout deals he's handed out as he's tried to battle this credit crisis.

*That the U.S. national debt – the roughly $5 trillion held by the public– essentially doubled in the course of a single weekend because of the Fed-led credit crisis bailout deals.

*That U.S. consumers and investors can expect much-higher interest rates – noting that if the Fed doesn't raise borrowing costs, market forces will make that happen.

*And that the average American has no idea just how bad this financial crisis is going to get.

“The next shock is going to be bigger and bigger, still,” Rogers said. “The shocks keep getting bigger because we keep propping things up … [and] bailing everyone out.”

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article5931.html

I don't know if the crisis will last decades but there are obviously severe problems with the entire US financial/economic system. Big institutions face continuing problems related to the experience of the average American consumer, the driving force of their economy. US consumers have literally run out of money (and are losing their jobs) as the housing sector implodes and supporting businesses downsize or go bankrupt. Money, that was handed out by the banks in previous years has dried up. Furthermore, the money that was handed out in previous years has been lost in bad investments.

The situation is a distaster.

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

Monday, 18 August 2008

’04 Election Apologists Still Unmoved By Mountain of Evidence: Columbus Dispatch Ignores Facts

Columbus Dispatch articles explaining the 2004 election irregularities all embrace the same formula: ignore the more than 1000 signed affidavits and sworn testimonies of disenfranchised voters; rely only on the word of OSU Law Professor Dan Tokaji who has no background in statistical analysis and who always tells the Dispatch whatever they want to hear; and then apologize for former Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and fail to mention what is routinely reported in every other major newspaper in the state of Ohio.

In the Sunday, August 10 Dispatch front page story, the paper conveniently avoids reporting on Blackwell’s well-documented activities. There’s no mention of: Blackwell’s directive that returned voter registration applications that weren’t on “80-bond paper weight”; Blackwell’s refusal to count the votes for the first time in modern Ohio history if voters were at the right polling place but the wrong precinct table; the fact that Blackwell outsourced Ohio’s official vote count tabulation to Michael Connell, a Bush family partisan who sent the vote tally to a Republican server site in Chattanooga, Tennessee tied to the White House; or of his full-court blitz on TV trying to get Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry to concede with 250,000 uncounted votes

The Dispatch claims “there’s no direct proof of widespread fraud.” This may be true. But, in an election where the exit polls showed Kerry winning by 3 percentage points, all you need is a “little bit of” fraud to flip the numbers. And that’s exactly what the exit polls showed. That instead of Kerry winning 52% to 48%, Bush wins 51% to 48.5%.

So biased was the Dispatch reporting that they either engaged in deliberate propaganda or made errors so simple that they would have flunked Intro to Politics 101 at any college. Tokaji, who admitted to having no training in exit polling, told the AP, and hence the world, that the unexplainable discrepancy between the exit poll numbers and the actual vote count was not a problem.
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From the paper’s perspective: 308,000 voters purged from voting registration rolls in the urban centers of Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo, are not deliberate, even though 80% or so would have likely voted for Kerry; dozens of sworn statements from voters saying that they touched the computer screen for Kerry and saw their vote flip to Bush is only an accident; and that Kerry’s votes ran significantly behind an underfunded retired African American municipal judge from Cleveland on the ticket – only in 14 Republican counties – is simply ignored.

http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2008/1670

When criminal elements control who counts the votes you no longer have a democracy. It is because of such actions that we have the Bush Administration and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ensuring there are fair and transparent elections is vital in preventing the criminals from gaining power. At present the whole US electorial system is highly suspect with mostly wealthy, politically "anointed" individuals gaining a ticket to run as a candidate. It's a club for the cronies (especially on the Republican side of the ledger).

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

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Professor David Ray Griffin on New Zealand National Radio

Kim Hill of New Zealand National Radio interviews David Ray Griffin, one of the foremost exponents of process philosophy and theology, who in recent years has become one of the leading critics of the official account of the attacks of 11 September 2001.
Listen here at Radio Du Jour

It's clear that the host of this radio show is only familiar with the official "interpretation" of the evidence. She is very well versed in the official narrative but oblivious to the fact that each piece of the government story she cites has been challenged or shown to be completely false. The most critical point she overlooks is the forensic proof that demonstrating 911 could only have been an inside job.

It doesn't matter what theories one clings to, the evidence from the WTC collapses proves there were bombs in those buildings, and therefore, from this evidence alone, part of 911 MUST have been conducted by persons other than agents of Osama Bin Laden.

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

There May Be Many Mushroom Clouds In Our Future

By Paul Craig Roberts

The success of the Bush Regime's propaganda, lies, and deception with gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it difficult for intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about the future of the United States. For almost 8 years the US media has served as Ministry of Propaganda for a war criminal regime. Americans incapable of thinking for themselves, reading between the lines, or accessing foreign media on the Internet have been brainwashed.

As the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, said, it is easy to deceive a people. You just tell them they have been attacked and wave the flag.

It certainly worked with Americans.

The gullibility and unconcern of the American people has had many victims. There are 1.25 million dead Iraqis. There are 4 million displaced Iraqis. No one knows how many are maimed and orphaned.

Iraq is in ruins, its infrastructure destroyed by American bombs, missiles, and helicopter gunships.

We do not know the death toll in Afghanistan, but even the American puppet regime protests the repeated killings of women and children by US and NATO troops.

We don't know what the death toll would be in Iran if Darth Cheney and the neocons succeed in their plot with Israel to bomb Iran, perhaps with nuclear weapons.

What we do know is that all this murder and destruction has no justification and is evil. It is the work of evil men who have no qualms about lying and deceiving in order to kill innocent people to achieve their undeclared agenda.

http://www.rense.com/general83/ene.htm

The US neoconservative run government must be stopped through all legally permissible means. There is no time to waste here, lives are at stake !

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

Music CAN Boost Your Immune System

Scientists found that after listening to just 50 minutes of uplifting dance music, the levels of antibodies in volunteers' bodies increased.

They also found that stress hormone levels, which can weaken the immune system, decreased after being exposed to the music.

Volunteers who played a percussion instrument along with the music also benefited from the immune boost.

The researchers, from Sussex University and the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, say their findings demonstrate how music could be used to help aid patients' recovery while in hospital.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2569640/Music-can-boost-your-immune-system.html

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

Saturday, 16 August 2008

WAG THE DOG: HOW TO CONCEAL MASSIVE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had just announced record losses, and so had most reporting corporations. Unemployment was mounting, the foreclosure crisis was deepening, state budgets were in shambles, and massive bailouts were everywhere. Investors had every reason to expect the dollar and the stock market to plummet, and gold and oil to shoot up. Strangely, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 300 points, the dollar strengthened, and gold and oil were crushed. What happened?

It hardly took psychic powers to see that the Plunge Protection Team had come to the rescue ...
http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/wag_the_dog.php

The current stock market recovery is a trick ! Reality will strike once more, and fairly soon ...

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

Scientists Stop the Ageing Process

Scientists have stopped the ageing process in an entire organ for the first time, a study released today says.

Published in today's online edition of
Nature Medicine, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City also say the older organs function as well as they did when the host animal was younger.

The researchers, led by Associate Professor Ana Maria Cuervo, blocked the ageing process in mice livers by stopping the build-up of harmful proteins inside the organ's cells.
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/08/11/2331197.htm?site=science

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

The Depleted Uranium Threat

While attempting to act as the planet's nuclear watchdogs, the United States and Great Britain have become two of the world's largest, cancer-causing radiated dust and rusty depleted uranium projectile polluters.

Using tanks and planes, the US and British military have fired hundreds of tons of radioactive depleted uranium munitions (DU) while fighting the first Gulf War, the Balkans War, and the more recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. For two decades, successive US and British government leadership has done little overall to clean up the hazardous war waste. And, when repeatedly asked questions about it, spokespersons for Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US President George W. Bush, as well as the two presidential candidates, Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) and Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), didn't respond to a large number of e-mails and telephone calls over a month's time.

Ironically, while firing this nuclear by-product all over Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia, both Britain and the US regularly criticized and put financial or political pressure on Iran, Syria, North Korea and Pakistan for developing nuclear weapons. Of those four countries, only Pakistan is said to possess depleted uranium munitions, but their military forces have not been notorious for using them.

Depleted uranium is a by-product of the enrichment of natural uranium for nuclear reactor-grade or nuclear weapons-grade uranium. It is additionally used as an armor to protect tanks. Its metallic density is ideal for manufacturing munitions that readily pierce tank and other armor by burning and burrowing through it. But, while doing so, the munition creates large quantities of radioactive dust that the wind can carry for 20 to 30 miles. Sometimes the projectiles didn't explode. Instead, they buried themselves and degraded. Now they pollute or threaten water supplies, soil, plants, birds and animals in war-torn regions.

Potentially Serious Health Impacts

Dangerous DU debris is credited by some with creating higher child cancer and other illness rates in Europe and the Middle East. DU's fine particles can be harmful as well to the kidneys, skin and the lenses of the eyes. And, when inhaled or swallowed by humans, animals or fish, that dust can create serious and permanent health hazards. Expended DU is a permanent terrain contaminant with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Uranium dust can linger in the lungs, the blood and other organs for years. It is reported to have caused some of the so-called mysterious ailments among the more than 350,000 US service members, many of whom unsuccessfully sought medical treatment after the first Gulf War.
http://www.truthout.org/article/the-depleted-uranium-threat

D.U. weapons must be banned immediately. US and UK political leaders must be stopped from engaging in any further military activity in which they will use these weapons. The "fall out" from these D.U. munitions is one of the most serious long term hazards to our planet. Invisible and lethal contamination lasting thousands of years is totally unacceptable.

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

Friday, 15 August 2008

RECAP: Eight-author Paper (including 5 PhD's) pub'd in Journal of 9/11 Studies: Extremely High Temperatures during the WTC Destruction

A little background is in order. The paper was written several months ago with the decision to focus on the "temperature gap" between temperatures reached in the "official story" and temperatures required by the data. (No mention of "thermite" was given in the paper -- so that might have a better chance of publication in a mainstream journal. Showing the "official explanation" to be wrong seemed sufficient for this paper.)

The paper was then given to two independent Professors of Physics for peer-review. They made suggestions which were implemented. Both of these Professors then approved publication in a scientific journal (neither is a 9/11 activist).
http://www.911blogger.com/node/13608#comment-175773

By drawing attention to the work of these scientists, eventually we might see the mainstream "debate" come around to the position that the ONLY possible explanation for such extreme temperatures must be due to the use of pre-positioned explosive incendiary devices- 911 was an inside job.

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

President Eisenhower Warns of the Military Industrial Complex


(2:30)

Eisenhower was right. He knew the dangers of the vast military system that had been created during World War 2, and he knew that only an informed public had a chance to defend their liberties and rights from those people calling the shots from on high.

Remember, there are a lot more common people than there are elites and once their game is exposed, then the game is up.


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

Credit Crisis Still `Far From Over,' Merrill Says

The credit crisis is ``broad, deep, and global'' and ``far from over'' for financial companies even after they reported $500 billion in writedowns and credit losses, Merrill Lynch & Co.'s chief investment strategist said.

``Investors are significantly underestimating both the scope and the extent of the credit bubble and the consequences of its subsequent deflation,'' Richard Bernstein wrote in a note to clients. ``The problems are not confined to large institutions that are overexposed to U.S. subprime loans.''

The stocks aren't likely to rebound soon, Bernstein wrote.

``The problems in the financial sector appear to us to be far from over,'' he wrote. ``We are skeptical that trying to bottom-fish will prove profitable.''
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=akRFGVR.BYUs&refer=home

According to many commentators, we are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. People familiar with that past episode will know that the Depression played out over many years- that after the October 1929 stock market crash things slowly but surely became a lot worse.

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

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Old Feud Needs New Rules

By Mikhail Gorbachev

What happened on the night of August 7 is beyond comprehension. The Georgian military attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali with multiple rocket launchers designed to devastate large areas. Russia (under the leadership of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin) had to respond. To accuse it of aggression against "small, defenceless Georgia" is not just hypocritical but shows a lack of humanity.

Mounting a military assault against innocents was a reckless decision whose tragic consequences, for thousands of people of different nationalities, are now clear. The Georgian leadership could do this only with the perceived support and encouragement of a much more powerful force. Georgian armed forces were trained by hundreds of US instructors, and its sophisticated military equipment was bought in a number of countries. This, coupled with the promise of NATO membership, emboldened Georgian leaders into thinking that they could get away with a "blitzkrieg" in South Ossetia. In other words, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was expecting unconditional support from the West, and the West had given him reason to think he would have it. Now that the Georgian military assault has been routed, both the Georgian Government and its supporters should rethink their position.

Hostilities must cease as soon as possible, and urgent steps must be taken to help the victims — the humanitarian catastrophe, regretfully, received very little coverage in Western media at the weekend — and to rebuild the devastated towns and villages. It is equally important to start thinking about ways to solve the underlying problem, which is among the most painful and challenging issues in the Caucasus — a region that should be approached with the greatest care.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/old-feud-needs-new-rules-20080813-3v1a.html?page=-1

(thanks to Tired for the link !)

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

WTC-7 Any Questions ?


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The amount of heat required to damage a steel framed high rise building is considerable. The fires in WTC 7 were too weak to have significant impact upon the structural integrity of the building- let alone bring about its collapse ... (see the video above)

You will note that the collapse here is identical to what one observes with a controlled demolition. To any fair minded individual, such a shocking event would be cause for further investigation. The fact that eyewitnesses reported explosions from inside this building, that Molten Steel and Thermate explosive signatures were also found confirms that the destruction of this building WAS the result of an inside job.

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

Looking for Truth in Credentials: The WTC "Experts"

by Kevin Ryan

When Matthew Rothschild, editor of the online magazine The Progressive, wrote an article called "Enough of the 9/11 Conspiracies, Already", we all knew he was not talking about the conspiracy theory that the US government sells us to justify the expanding 9/11 Wars.[1] To the contrary, in writing that article Mr. Rothschild was selling that same theory himself. What he actually meant was that people should not question the US government's story of terror because credentialed experts have been found to support it. But the fact is that the experts found to support the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 are predominantly those who profit from doing so. That's not to say that all of these people were "part of the conspiracy". But they are, whether consciously or not, a part of the cover-up. And that, of course, is the greater crime.

The Bush Administration employed a number of such credentialed experts to give us multiple explanations for the unprecedented destruction of three tall steel-framed buildings at the World Trade Center (WTC). Unfortunately, all of those explanations have proven to be false, and this fact reminds us that academic credentials don't necessarily make a person more capable of, or more likely to, tell the truth.
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The only supposedly independent corroboration that the Bush scientists at NIST could produce for their appalling pack of lies was from that old respected scientific institution, Popular Mechanics. This Hearst magazine is not, as most people know, a scientific publication in any way, shape or form. When they talk about Mechanics, they do not mean Quantum Mechanics or Statistical Mechanics, or even Classical Mechanics. Popular Mechanics (PM) is simply a gloss-covered advertisement for numerous consumer items ranging from ATVs to lawn mowers. You know, mechanics.
http://stj911.org/ryan/TruthInCredentials.html

FACT: The official explanations for the collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings (including WTC 7) are all demonstrably false.

The US government's version of events has no substantial evidence to support its "fire induced collapse" model. On the contrary, the so called 911 "conspiracy theorists" (who include many independent scientists not working for the US government), actually have a wealth of scientific proofs showing that the World Trade Centre Towers were subject to explosive demolition (ie. part of the 911 attacks must have involved inside help).

It is time to re-examine ALL the evidence, and act to bring about a real criminal investigation into the attacks of September 11.


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

Is the Search for Bigfoot Over? [HOAX]

The search for Bigfoot is over, according to two US hunters who say they have found the body of the hairy ape-like creature and will back their claims up at a press conference tomorrow.

Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer say they discovered the body in a forest in northern Georgia, a south-east US state, about two weeks ago.

The pair, who reportedly operate a Bigfoot tracking business, will present "DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature" at a press conference in California tomorrow.

Photos already released on the internet show a large ape-like animal crammed into a freezer, where it was being preserved.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/is-the-search-for-bigfoot-over-20080814-3vd4.html?page=-1

The poor photos at the link are a bit suspicious. You would think they could have released a few better shots with the remains laid out properly. There are 3 options here: it's either a hoax, they are mistaken in terms of what they have, or it's real.

UPDATE: The two men who claim to have found Bigfoot have admitted to filming a hoax video with a fake scientist, but they still claim they have a real Bigfoot corpse in the freezer and will reveal all at a press conference.
http://www.theage.com.au/world/hoax-interview-throws-doubt-on-bigfoot-discovery-20080815-3vvx.html?page=-1

HOAX- FINAL UPDATE: "They told a lame, implausible story about how they found the body, but then did NOT show the body at all, but instead showed MORE fake photos (and not even large blow-ups of the fake photos), and some DNA results which proved that they do not have a bigfoot corpse.

That's what happened on Friday, August 15, in Palo Alto, California. It was a high profile hoax/scam by a desperate, nearly broke, career con-man, and his new corrupt cop business partner ..."
http://www.bfro.net/hoax.asp

(thanks to Jason for the link & Simon for analysis)

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

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

'Anthrax Killer' Remains a Mystery: FBI's Accusations Against Dead Scientist Ivins is Full of Holes. The Case may be Closed but it isn't Solved

Case closed. The FBI has found the "Anthrax Killer" – and he acted alone. And now that he's committed suicide, just at the moment the Feds were about to finally snare the diabolical menace who arguably brought utter chaos in days following the September 11 attacks when he'd sent deadly letters to Democratic officials and members of the media, his guilt couldn't be clearer.

Then again, you may have also believed that whole "Mission Accomplished" thing.
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The trouble began to reveal itself on the Friday, the same day Ivins' death was first reported, when experts in the field of bio-terror research noted one simple point: Ivins, the FBI's latest supposed "Anthrax Killer" (they had just settled a lawsuit with their last one, Steven Hatfill, in June, to the tune of $4.6m dollars) had "no access to dry, powdered anthrax" at the Fort Detrick facility.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/11/anthrax.usa

The FBI is looking for a scapegoat, whereas they should be investigating this man.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2008.]

Conference for Planning the Prosecution of High Level American War Criminals

Registration details available at http://war-crimes.info/

"The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess themselves of great power and make deliberate and concerted use of it to set in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched."
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"The Charter of this Tribunal evidences a faith that the law is not only to govern the conduct of little men, but that even rulers are, as Lord Chief Justice Coke put it to King James, 'under God and the law.'"
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"And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment."

>From Opening Statement of The Chief Prosecutor, Supreme Justice Robert H. Jackson, at Nuremberg.

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=2008081300224639

The organisers wish for everyone to know about this important conference which is set to examine the evidence against the Administration of George W. Bush. Please link to their page or send details of the event to the media.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2008.]

911 SMOKING GUN: THE THERMATE EXPLOSIVE SIGNATURE AT GROUND ZERO.






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2008.]

The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie.

...it might be wondered how many lies are contained in The 9/11 Commission Report. I do not know. But, deciding to see how many lies I had discussed in my book, I found that I had identified over 100 of them. Once I had made the list, it occurred to me that others might find this summary helpful. Hence this article.

by Professor David Ray Griffin

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20050523112738404

The 911 Commission Report claims to have conducted a thorough investigation into the September 11 attacks but this is not true. Upon inspection we can clearly see the Report is a MASSIVE FRAUD built on numerous omissions and distortions. There are so many lies contained in the 911 Report that any reasonable person must conclude there is a cover-up in progress.

Professor Griffin's article, containing a very useful list of over 100 lies told by the Commission, is a MUST READ for those who are just discovering the problems with the official narrative. If you are already familiar with this material then you might forward this article to people who remain unaware.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2008.]

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

FABLED ENEMIES - TRAILER #1


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Bin Laden had almost nothing to do with 911 apart from being the guy blamed for the attack.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2008.]

US War à La Carte

Last week, Georgia launched a major military offensive against the rebel province South Ossetia , just hours after President Mikheil Saakashvili had announced a unilateral ceasefire. Close to 1,500 have been killed, Russian officials say. Thirty thousand refugees, mostly women and children, streamed across the border into the North Ossetian capital Vladikavkaz in Russia .

The timing - and subterfuge - suggest the unscrupulous Saakashvili was counting on surprise. "Most decision makers have gone for the holidays," he said in an interview with CNN. "Brilliant moment to attack a small country." Apparently he was referring to Russia invading Georgia , despite the fact that it was Georgia which had just launched a full-scale invasion of the "small country" South Ossetia, while Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was in Beijing for the Olympics.

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This is yet another made-in-the-USA war. US President George W Bush loudly supported Georgia 's request to join NATO in April, much to the consternation of European leaders. NATO promised to send advisers in December. Not losing any time, the US sent more than 1,000 US Marines and soldiers to the Vaziani military base on the South Ossetian border in July "to teach combat skills to Georgian troops." The UN Security Council failed to reach an agreement on the current crisis after three emergency meetings. A Russian-drafted statement that called on Georgia and the separatists to "renounce the use of force" was vetoed by the US , UK and France.
http://rense.com/general82/frg.htm

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2008.]

Cheney: Russian action in Georgia 'must not go unanswered'

Vice President Dick Cheney says Russia's military actions in Georgia "must not go unanswered."

Cheney spoke Sunday afternoon with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. "The vice president expressed the United States' solidarity with the Georgian people and their democratically elected government in the face of this threat to Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Cheney's press secretary, Lee Ann McBride, said.

Cheney told Saakashvili "Russian aggression must not go unanswered, and that its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States, as well as the broader international community," McBride said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080811/ap_on_re_as/bush_asia_20%3B_ylt%3DAlZ4LaWcZspD6vP4he2aKnj9xg8F

US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan "must not go unanswered." Specifically Cheney's role in initiating an unnecessary War of Aggression on Iraq, as detailed in Congressman Dennis Kucinich's articles of Impeachment, must not go unanswered.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2008.]

Monday, 11 August 2008

Tape: Top CIA Official Confesses Order to Forge Iraq-9/11 Letter came on White House Stationery

A forged letter linking Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks was ordered on White House stationery and probably came from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a new transcript of a conversation with the Central Intelligence Agency's former Deputy Chief of Clandestine Operations Robert Richer.

The transcript was posted Friday by author Ron Suskind of an interview conducted in June. It comes on the heels of denials by both the White House and Richer of a claim Suskind made in his new book, The Way of The World. The book was leaked to Politico's Mike Allen on Monday, and released Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the White House released a statement on Richer's behalf. In it, Richer declared, "I never received direction from George Tenet or anyone else in my chain of command to fabricate a document ... as outlined in Mr. Suskind's book."

The denial, however, directly contradicts Richer's own remarks in the transcript.
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Tape_Top_CIA_officer_confesses_order_0808.html

Launching a war against a country under false pretenses- a war of aggression- is a war crime. Those individuals party to the deliberate lies that started the Iraq war must stand trial and be held accountable for their actions.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2008.]

Impeachment Update: Kucinich Appeals to All Americans for their Continued Support.


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Last week, Congressman Dennis Kucinich delivered a petition bearing more than 100,000 names to the Speaker of the House urging that impeachment proceedings begin into the conduct of President Bush. In a special video message (click here), Dennis is asking for your help to deliver an even more powerful message to Congress when it reconvenes in September.

With new disclosures that the Administration tried to "cook the books at the CIA" by creating a phony, forged link between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, "We cannot step back and let this President escape accountability."
If you have already signed the impeachment petition at www.kucinich.us, thank you. If you haven't, please do. And, in the next few weeks, please ask just one more person to sign so we can let the members of Congress hear our collective demand that they meet their obligation to uphold the Constitution.
[Campaign Site http://kucinich.us]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2008.]

Anthrax Suspect Passed 2 Polygraphs: Handwriting Analysis also Failed to tie Ivins to Letters

Casting further doubt on the FBI's anthrax case, accused government scientist Bruce Ivins passed two polygraph tests and a handwriting analysis comparing samples of his handwriting to writing contained in the anthrax letters, U.S. officials familiar with the investigation say.

The Justice Department yesterday closed the case, announcing the late "Dr. Ivins was the only person responsible for these attacks."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=71721

According to other details in the linked article, the FBI could find no evidence at all to link Dr Ivins to the Anthrax murders. Recently it has been revealed that the FBI witness against him has a police record which diminishes the credibility of her statements- especially considering that they are unsubstantiated statements. It appears the FBI case against Ivins is a concoction.

The real suspect in the case, a man who was caught on security cameras entering the Anthrax lab after he had been fired for a racially motivated attack on a fellow employee, remains untouched.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2008.]

Our $100 Trillion National Debt

The "official" debt of the United States is only around $10 trillion dollars as of August 6, 2008. This is a manageable number; we could pay it off in a few decades if we quit buying luxuries like food and clothing, and take a few other minor economy measures. Unfortunately, the "$10 trillion" number was produced by government accounting, which among other things allows one to ignore Social Security, Medicare, and the new prescription drug benefit. This is like ignoring rent, food, and utilities in your household budget… it will lead to a few bounced checks. Our real debt is about ten times higher.

Who says so? The President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Richard W. Fisher. In a May speech at the Commonwealth Club of California, he states that the US national debt is close to $100 trillion. You can
read his whole speech at the Federal Reserve web site.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/walker/walker34.html

Everywhere you turn the US economy is in debt. Those commentators that predict a good outcome for the US cannot possibly be correct.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2008.]

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Letter: Engineering Failures in New York City (11/09/2001)

[I wrote this and sent it to a few Architectural and Engineering groups in Australia. Mr Gage of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth is looking to get 1000 professional signatures by Sept 11, so this is my contribution. Readers may send this letter to other such groups (with the necessary edits).]

Dear Engineers,

I was quite concerned to learn that there are over 400 architects and engineers who are calling for a new investigation into the 3 WTC high-rise collapses on 9/11. With so many qualified individuals involved in such an organisation I wondered whether there was any substance to what they were saying. In fact, the more I looked into the information presented at their website the more I found it to be very credible. Although I'm not a building professional I ask relevant members of your organisation to examine the data to ascertain whether or not there is a legitimate argument here in terms of calling for a new investigation.

Furthermore, as far as I know there were no changes to US building codes post 911 despite the fact that, other than the Twin Towers, there was also the catastrophic collapse of a 47 high rise building - WTC 7. Although not hit by an aeroplane, and with minimal fires, this building collapsed in a manner identical to a controlled demolition(?). Knowing that steel framed high rise buildings are designed to survive earthquakes, fires and hurricane force winds I found this collapse to be very troubling indeed.

Will the recently built steel-framed high rise buildings in Australia also collapse if subjected to minimal damage such as that sustained by World Trade Centre 7 ?

I assumed that the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigations into the 911 WTC collapses would have adequately accounted for these failures but it appears the investigations were very limited in scope and did not address all the issues raised. With regard to WTC 7 it appears the official response is that fire, even though very limited, led to the building failure. Quite frankly I find this explanation to be entirely implausible.

Mr. Richard Gage, the architect who heads the web organisation linked at the top, has a letter addressing some key features of the destruction of the 3 buildings in New York that you might want to read (I have included the PDF file of his letter here). Although what he claims is highly controversial, it seems to be well supported by physical evidence- and his position is backed by over 400 well educated professionals. Please look into this and let me know if there is reason to be concerned.

Sincerely,

XXXXXX

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 10th, 2008.]

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Unconfirmed Report: 2 More US Aircraft Carriers Headed for Gulf

Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times.

Kuwait began finalizing its "emergency war plan" on being told the vessels were bound for the region.

The US Navy would neither confirm nor deny that carriers were en route. US Fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Command located in Bahrain said it could not comment due to what a spokesman termed "force-protection policy."

While the Kuwaiti daily did not name the ships it believed were heading for the Middle East, The Media Line's defense analyst said they could be the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Ronald Reagan.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1218104233164&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull

Let's hope this is not in preparation for a war with Iran. As I have said recently, a sure way of averting anymore conflict is to immediately impeach (or arrest) Mr Bush and Mr Cheney. Mass strikes, or street rallies could also bring about change.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2008.]

This is Horseshit

By Cindy Sheehan

You know, I don't care if it's not proper for a Congressional candidate to say: "horseshit." I don't care if it is not a good "tactic" to get kicked out of a Congressional non-impeachment hearing that was just a bunch of horseshit anyway. I don't care if I get accused of being too "extreme" for bucking the (cyst)em by doing everything form camping in a ditch in Crawford, Tx to non-violent civil disobedience to, lately, running for Congress as (oh no!) an independent.

If people can't see how this nation is teetering on the precipice of financial ruin and dragging the rest of this planet down with us as we destroy our ecology, too…and if people don't realize how desperate our situation is, then I must say, that's horseshit!

I am angry. No, I am incensed that hundreds of thousands of people are dead, dying, wounded, displaced from their homes or being imprisoned and tortured by the sadists that reside or work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the approval of their accomplices down the road in Congress. I am furious that I buried my oldest son when he was 24 years old for the unrepentant lies and the unpunished crimes of the Bush mob. Are you incensed? If not, maybe you should ask yourself: "Why?" Hypothetically: "Why am I not enraged that my country has killed or hurt so many people for absolutely no noble cause in my name and with my tacit approval?"
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20454.htm

Evil can only triumph when good people do nothing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2008.]

Friday, 8 August 2008

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act

Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web.

Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.

Lessig also revealed that he had learned, during a dinner with former government Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke, that there is already in existence a cyber equivalent of the Patriot Act, an “i-Patriot Act” if you will, and that the Justice Department is waiting for a cyber terrorism event in order to implement its provisions.
http://www.truthnews.us/?p=2396

To stop this internet censorship we must all act to counter the current status quo. In doing this we might seriously push the truth about 911 so that EVERYONE knows what really happened. Once the public knows the truth, then there will be a reckoning and things will never be the same again.

It is my belief that the focus, in this effort, should be to push the 911 FORENSIC EVIDENCE first and foremost. The hard scientific proof, proved by the demolition of the WTC, is the tip of the spear. In debate one cannot argue against clear evidence of MOLTEN STEEL, THERMATE EXPLOSIVE PRODUCTS, and the FREEFALL collapse rates. Taken with eyewitness testimony the proof here is damning.

The campaign for 911 truth must be to bombard the public with the evidence, so that eventually judges, police chiefs, politicians and military officers cannot escape the spotlight. When responsible figures in authority become aware of the facts some will take action- especially if the "street talk" about 911 is overwhelming.

If 911 truth suceeds, or if Impeachment proceedings against the Bush regime go forward on the matters of Iraq, torture, wiretapping etc., then it is likely we might avoid a i-911 false flag terror attack.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2008.]