Archive for the ‘“9/11”’ Category

Few terror convictions following “911”

February 7, 2006

The Washington Post has this report: Flanked by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Bush said that “federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of those charged have been convicted.” …… An analysis of the Justice Department’s own list of terrorism prosecutions by The Washington Post shows that 39 people — not 200, as officials have implied — were convicted of crimes related to terrorism or national security. The Bush regime surely can’t be lying again can they? Well, it wouldn’t be surprising. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

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Few terror convictions following “911”

February 7, 2006

The Washington Post has this report: Flanked by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Bush said that “federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of those charged have been convicted.” …… An analysis of the Justice Department’s own list of terrorism prosecutions by The Washington Post shows that 39 people — not 200, as officials have implied — were convicted of crimes related to terrorism or national security. The Bush regime surely can’t be lying again can they? Well, it wouldn’t be surprising. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

CIA didn’t tell FBI about “911” hijackers

February 7, 2006

This report from the Washington Times: The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General, in the 371-page report, documented “at least five opportunities” for the FBI to have learned about the presence in the U.S. of Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi “that could have led to an earlier investigation.” The two al Qaeda terrorists helped commandeer American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. The unclassified but redacted report also said the “limited information” that was given by the CIA to the FBI never was documented by the bureau or placed in any system from which it could be retrieved by agents investigating terrorist threats. It said FBI supervisors lacked adequate oversight of agents assigned to work with the CIA and failed to give counterterrorism investigations priority. For the record, there have been reports that Khalid al Mihdhar is alive, so couldn’t have been a hijacker. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

German federal appeals court upholds acquittal of “911 suspect”

February 7, 2006

According to this article, from the BBC, a man who has been accused of links to the attacks in the US on the 11th September 2001, and acquitted has had his acquittal upheld by an appeals court in Germany: The appeals court ruled on Thursday that there was insufficient evidence to justify a retrial. Hamburg authorities still want to expel Mr Mzoudi from Germany. But his lawyers say the asylum option is still open. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

German tv programme depicts “911” as Bush plot

February 7, 2006

The Washington Times has this report: A fictional crime drama based on the premise that the Bush administration ordered the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Washington aired this week on German state television, prompting the Green Party chairman to call for an investigation. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

Rogue elements in the Bush regime complicit in “911”

February 7, 2006

According to this piece, a Newsday reporter has apparently stated that: “….he and his colleagues have received information that a significant number of agents in the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence services are talking about the complicity of rogue elements within the US government in the 9/11 attacks. He is pulling together information to write an article about officials within government who do not believe the government’s official story.” See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

“911” plotter says he was set up

February 7, 2006

From the Ottawa Sun: Accused Sept. 11 plotter claims he was set up Katan said guards at a Jordanian jail humiliated and abused him during a three-day interrogation in February 2004. Judge Baltasar Garzon, an investigative magistrate, then put pressure on him to falsely incriminate the accused terror cell leader, Imad Yarkas, and others, Katan said. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

“911” rescue workers told to shut up over black box fins at Ground Zero

February 7, 2006

According to this report from American Free Press, rescue workers at the ground zero site found 3 out of the 4 black boxes, contradicting the official story that none of the black boxes from the World Trade Centre site were ever found:

BLACK BOX COVER-UP Rescue workers silenced after exposing 9-11 whitewash By Greg Szymanski A 9-11 rescue worker recently came forward to say he was told by FBI agents to “keep my mouth shut” about one of the “black boxes” a fellow firefighter helped locate at ground zero, contradicting the official story that none of the flight and cockpit data recorders were ever recovered in the wreckage of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers.

Honorary firefighter Mike Bellone claims he was approached by unknown bureau agents a short time after he and his partner, Nicholas DeMasi, a retired New York firefighter, found three of the four “black boxes” among the WTC rubble before January 2002.

The pair first claimed in an August 2003 book entitled Behind the Scene: Ground Zero to have found the data recorders. DeMasi said the “black boxes” were found while he traversed “ground zero” in his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with three federal agents. FBI and New York fire officials have denied ever finding the voice and data recorders. Now Bellone claims agents were adamant about keeping the discovery a secret.

“They confronted me and told me to not to say anything,” recalled Bellone, referring to one of three reddish-orange boxes with two white stripes he saw in the back of DeMasi’s ATV. “I said, ‘Give me a good reason.’ When they couldn’t, I told them I wouldn’t shut up about it. “Why should I? I have nothing to hide and nothing to gain. It’s the truth, and Nick and I are sticking to our story as we always have.” Bellone said he and DeMasi were not the only 9-11 rescue workers to see the “black boxes.” He said there were several other witnesses and said he knows they have been silenced by federal agents. “I know two or three others saw what went down, but they are not talking,” said Bellone. “They got to those guys after they talked to me.

The only reason I can figure they are trying to hide the truth is that the government knows it screwed up, and the recorders would prove it.” Asked to give names of the other witnesses, he said he wouldn’t break a fellow worker’s confidence by revealing his identity. “I can tell you this, though, it was all very strange. I worked on the spaceship Columbia cleanup, and you know when something important is found and when something is not,” he said. The day the “black boxes” were secretly carted away, agents acted like “something big was going down,” he added.

Bellone said he never learned the FBI agents’ names as this type of personal contact and information wasn’t exchanged between the civilian workers and government officials working side-by-side at ground zero. “They had on their FBI jackets, but I’m sure I could pick them out of a lineup or recognize their pictures,” said Bellone. The pair’s bombshell accusations blow a big hole in the official story as well as the findings in the recent 9-11 commission report.” In Chapter 1, footnote 76, there is the sole but definitive reference to the airline “black boxes”: “The CVR’s and the FDR’s [voice and flight data recorders] from American 11 and United 175 were not found.” Asked if DeMasi and Bellone were questioned or subpoenaed, commission spokesman Al Felzenberg said: “I can’t tell you now if he was one of the 1,200 people we interviewed or if the book was one of the countless ones we researched. We explored every lead, but I will try to find out if we talked with him and get back to you.” Bellone said commission members never contacted him or DeMasi and never asked the two to appear before the group even though the book was published well before the hearings commenced. “I have been contacted by only one newspaper reporter, from The Philadelphia Daily News,” said Bellone, referring to an October 2004 story by reporter William Bunch, who recapped DeMasi’s statements as well as the usual official denials. Those close to the 9-11 investigation said the recovery of the “black boxes” is important because they may hold vital clues about what really happened on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The cockpit voice recorder uses a pair of microphones to capture all cockpit sounds for the last 30 minutes of a doomed flight. The flight data recorder is also significant since it records altitude, heading and airspeed. Both recorders are designed to withstand enormous impact and heat. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials said they should have withstood the conditions at the WTC. And finding the boxes after a crash seems to be standard procedure, according to the NTSB.

“It’s extremely rare that we don’t get the recorders back,’ said NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz. “I can’t remember another case which we did not recover the recorders.” Bellone is retired and was made an honorary New York fireman for his efforts after 9-11. DeMasi has recently retired from Engine Co. 261, nicknamed the “Flaming Skulls.” Not Copyrighted. Readers can reprint and are free to redistribute – as long as full credit is given to American Free Press – 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 100 Washington, D.C. 20003

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New revelations on “911”

February 7, 2006

From DC Indymedia: New Revelation on 911 Sgt. Matthew Tartaglia was a rescue worker at 9/11. He joined Alex to discuss how rescuers were prevented from doing their jobs properly, were not protected from harmful asbestos, and how explosives, possibly tactical nukes, brought down the towers. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts

Mossad agents were on the trail of “911” hijackers

February 7, 2006

From the Sunday Herald: Five Israelis were seen filming as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 In the car was $4700 in cash, a couple of foreign passports and a pair of box cutters – the concealed Stanley Knife-type blades used by the 19 hijackers who’d flown jetliners into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon just hours before. There were also fresh pictures of the men standing with the smouldering wreckage of the Twin Towers in the background. One image showed a hand flicking a lighter in front of the devastated buildings, like a fan at a pop concert. The driver of the van then told the arresting officers: “We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.” …… Vince Cannistraro, former chief of operations for counter-terrorism with the CIA, says the red flag went up among investigators when it was discovered that some of the Israelis’ names were found in a search of the national intelligence database. Cannistraro says many in the US intelligence community believed that some of the Israelis were working for Mossad and there was speculation over whether Urban Moving had been “set up or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence operation against radical Islamists”. This makes it clear that there was no suggestion whatsoever from within American intelligence that the Israelis were colluding with the 9/11 hijackers – simply that the possibility remains that they knew the attacks were going to happen, but effectively did nothing to help stop them. See all recent “A Logical Voice” posts