Friday, September 10, 2004

Unanswered questions about the events of 9/11

Why did government officials not follow standard operating procedure and fail to scramble jets and intercept the planes?

Who planned in advance to profit from plunging United and American airline stocks after 9/11?

Why did building 7 collapse when it wasn’t hit by a plane or by any debris?

Why did the director of Pakistani Intelligence meet with senior US Officials from 9/4 to 9/13, and also help fund the attacks earlier that summer?

Why did the north tower, hit by the first plane, fall second?

What caused the explosions heard and felt at the WTC towers just before their collapse?

Why did FBI HQ block investigations of terrorist organizations in NY, Minneapolis & Phoenix, before 9/11?

Why wasn’t the president immediately moved from his location at the grade school? Wasn’t his publicized presence a danger to the children?

Why are the dimensions of the Pentagon hole smaller than the dimensions of a 757?

Why were warnings from numerous foreign intelligence agencies about an impending attack ignored?

Why were war plans for an all out assault on Al Qaeda drawn up for the president to sign on Sept. 9th?

Why does Florida Senator Bob Graham, former co-chair of the joint House-Senate panel investigating 9/11, believe the administration is involved in a 9/11 cover-up?

Why did it take more than one year to form the 9/11 Commission when other commissions created for similar events were coordinated in no more than a week?

Why did the president remain in the Florida classroom when the country was clearly under attack?

What does Donald Rumsfeld mean when he refers to a “new Pearl Harbor” in the Project for a New American Century, a strategic plan for current administration policy that predates 9/11.

Why do 1 out of 2 New Yorkers believe US Officials “consciously” allowed the attacks to occur?

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Some Important Quotes About 9/11

GARY HART – Former Senator

"In terms of accountability, I think this is one of the great mysteries of the last three or four years. Three thousand Americans died three years ago, and no one lost his or her job over it. A president who says that he is a strong president, and those around him say he is, did not fire anyone. Either he was misled, in which case, somebody should have been fired. Or he misled us, in which case he should be fired."

ED ASNER - Actor and Activist

"I fear that if the underlying issues of 9-11 truth are not demanded, that Iraq may be but a flame on an ocean of gasoline that may be used to ignite war after war after war. We cannot, as a peace & justice movement only address the flames. We must look at the fuel being used to justify the flames of war and repression at home and abroad.

We must look deeply at the events leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full 9-11 truth."

HOWARD ZINN – Author and Historian

"Whether one views the 9/11 'terrorist' attacks as blowback, a wake-up call, or an unjustified outrage, they have deeply affected the American psyche and our attitudes toward war, the future, and the world. . . . After 9/11, this administration systematically nurtured the fear of further homeland attacks to justify its own assaults on constitutional rights as well as social and environmental programs that protected "the people" but fettered corporate power and control. . . . Democracy requires citizen vigilance, informed debate and official accountability."

GORE VIDAL - Author

“We still don't know by whom we were struck that infamous Tuesday, or for what true purpose. But it is fairly plain to many civil libertarians that 9/11 put paid not only to much of our fragile Bill of Rights but also to our once-envied system of government which had taken a mortal blow the previous year when the Supreme Court did a little dance in 5/4 time and replaced a popularly elected President with the oil and gas Bush-Cheney junta.”

'astonished military experts cannot fathom why the government's "automatic standard order of procedure in the event of a hijacking" was not followed'

“It is interesting how often in our history, when disaster strikes, incompetence is considered a better alibi than .... Well, yes, there are worse things.”

KURT VONNEGUT - Author

I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened, though, is that it has been taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d’etat imaginable”

RICHARD CLARKE - Top White House Terrorism Advisor during 9/11

“Frankly, I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he’s done such great things about terrorism,” says Clarke in Sunday’s interview. “He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11. Maybe. We’ll never know.”

Rumsfeld was saying we needed to bomb Iraq….We all said, ‘but no, no. Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan,” recounts Clarke, “and Rumsfeld said, ‘There aren’t any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.’ I said, ‘Well, there are lots of good targets in lots of places, but Iraq had nothing to do with [the September 11 attacks].’”

ROBERT WRIGHT - FBI agent tracking terrorist cell in Chicago 98/01

Internal FBI memo June 2001 ‘the FBI, rather than trying to prevent a terrorist attack, "was merely gathering intelligence so they would know who to arrest when a terrorist attack occurred."

MARK FLESSNER - Chicago federal prosecutor on above case

‘evidently thought that something other than incompetence was involved, saying that there "were powers bigger than I was in the Justice Department and within the FBI that simply were not going to let [the building of a criminal case] happen."

GEORGE TENET - CIA Director: Intelligence Summary on June 28 2001

"It is highly likely that a significant al-Qadea attack is in the near future, within several weeks."

PRESIDENTIAL BRIEFING - August 6 2001

Title: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”

“FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.”
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