For 14 months the Bush administration was able to hinder and obstruct any public investigation of the attack. According to Senator Tom Daschle, both the President and the Vice President lobby him for no 9/11 investigation. Dick Cheney even threatens Congressional Democrats with “interfering with the war on terror” if they press for a 9/11 investigation.When the Commission was formed, the families were none too pleased that its executive Director, Philip Zelikow, had "deep, lasting ties to several members of both the Bush I and Bush II administrations," co-authored a book with Condoleeza Rice, was a part of the Bush II transition team, participated in White House briefings on al-Qaeda in 2000 and 2001, and sat on Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
According to an unnamed source on the Commission Zelikow was "calling the shots" and "skewing the investigation and running it his own way."
Commissioner Max Cleland didn't resign specifically due to objections over Zelikow, although from looking at press reports, he wasn't happy about it. When asked about Zelikow by Amy Goodman, Cleland stated it was "not the staff director’s fault, it is the White House’s fault, it’s president Bush’s fault." So in his view Zelicow was doing the bidding of administration officials, but that doesn't absolve his actions.
In an 2003 PBS interview Cleland levied serious criticism at the Commission, the transcript reads:
Senator Max Cleland, who resigned from the 9/11 Commission after calling it a “national scandal”, stated in a 2003 PBS interview,911truth.org summed it up like so:
“I’m saying that’s deliberate. I am saying that the delay in relating this information to the American public out of a hearing… series of hearings, that several members of Congress knew eight or ten months ago, including Bob Graham and others, that was deliberately slow walked… the 9/11 Commission was deliberately slow walked, because the Administration’s policy was, and its priority was, we’re gonna take Saddam Hussein out.”Cleland, speaking with Democracy Now, said,
“One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up”.The article reported that:
Meanwhile, a pair of public interest groups, The 9-11 Family Steering Committee and 9-11 Citizens Watch, have called for the resignation of the director of the independent 9-11 commission, Philip Zelikow.
The calls for resignation come after former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke revealed that Zelikow participated in Bush administration briefings on al Qaeda prior to Sept. 11.
To talk about the commission, we are joined by one of its former members, former Georgia senator Max Cleland. After his appointment to the commission in 2002, Cleland became the chief critic of the White House stonewalling over releasing documents and lack of cooperation.
In October last year, Cleland said the Bush administration was purposely stalling the investigation because of the 2004 election. Cleland said, "As each day goes by, we learn that this government knew a whole lot more about these terrorists before Sept. 11 than it has ever admitted."
In November, after the White House set conditions for the examination of documents Cleland said, "If this decision stands, I, as a member of the commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised."
The first two years after September 11th saw the rise of the Families’ Movement, which kept the issue of the “unanswered questions” alive, and which forced the creation of the official 9/11 Commission. The Bush administration acted to delay, stonewall and starve all official investigations – with the complicity of the mainstream media, who ignored the festering questions or at best ridiculed those who asked them.Media participation in the cover-up was exposed in a 2007 piece at JonesReport.com. The article summed up the instructions given by Fox Headquarters to reporters on how to cover the 9/11 Commission. Basically, conduct cover-up coverage. The article reads in part:
Many signs confirmed that there was indeed a 9/11 Cover-up: outrageous conflicts of interest within official investigating bodies, such as the appointment of Henry Kissinger and then Philip Zelikow to the 9/11 Commission; destruction of evidence; the silencing of whistleblowers; and the promotion of the very officials who were responsible for the supposed failures of September 11th. For many, the 9/11 cover-up itself became the smoking gun pointing to wrongdoing: the untenable excuses of massive serial incompetence; the endless coincidences; the insulting fairy tale that “no one could have imagined planes as weapons”; the omission and suppression of any evidence contradicting the official story.
It is clear (especially within the context of the other memos presented in the video) that Fox headquarters was essentially instructing its reporters to stay away from reporting anything controversial about 9/11. The memo constitutes evidence that Fox reporters were ordered not to mention that:(1) It was obvious that the administration knew more than enough to stop the 9/11 attacks (that is -- in the words of the Watergate prosecutors -- Bush and Cheney knew a lot, and they knew it before the attacks started)(2) The Commission wanted to interview Bush and Cheney, but they would only testify if they could be interviewed jointly, and if they were not under oath
(3) The investigation of 9/11 was important, because the government's story made no senseWhile you might think that Fox News is an especially-biased news source, this is really just business as usual in terms of media coverage of 9/11.
And as if all that wasn't enough, comparisons of 9/11 to other major catastrophes makes it perfectly clear that foot dragging and underfunding was at hand, despite claims to the contrary.
911myths.com nitpicks this info, pointing out why there are such gigantic gaps in funding in some cases, simply based on the differing logistics involved investigating different types of catatrophes. Be that as it may, again, we are talking about the whereabouts of Clinton's penis vs. the death of almost 3,000 innocent Americans and nearly 9,000 American troops. Not to mention some other group of folks that we Americans never seem to keep up with in the 9/11 death statistics. The organization FAIR reports:9-11 Commission Comparisons ... 411 days later ...
9 Days until an investigation was ordered into the Pearl Harbour attack:
7 Days until an investigation was ordered into the Kennedy assassination:
7 Days until an investigation was ordered into the Challenger disaster:
6 Number of days until an investigation was ordered into the sinking of the Titanic:
Number of days until an investigation was ordered into the 9/11 attacks: 411
Amount of money allocated for the 1986 Challenger disaster investigation: $75 million
Amount of money allocated for the 2004 Columbia disaster investigation: $50 million
Amount of money allocated for Clinton-Lewinsky investigation: $40 million
Amount of money allocated for the 9/11 Commission: $14 million
Amount of money authorized by General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan�s intelligence agency (ISI), to be sent to suicide hijacker Mohamed Atta prior to 9/11: $100,000 USD
Number of references in the Final Report to foreign governments providing funding for al-Qaeda operatives: 0 references
This is not presented as a conspiratorial fog, these are simple facts pertaining to activity by authorities and known details in the Commission report.
Try and stay on topic, none of the above hints at explosives in the towers, or any such hyperbole. It just seems strange to compare Clintons cock receiving $40 million and this a mere $14 million.
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But the major U.S. press rarely considers a most basic measure of that impact: how many Iraqis have been killed. When they do mention the toll, they consistently ignore or malign two major statistical studies, the first conducted by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and published in the prestigious British medical journal the Lancet (10/11/06), and the other released by the British polling firm Opinion Research Business (9/07). Both indicate that over a million Iraqis have now been killed. Yet an Associated Press poll in February (2/24/07) that asked Americans how many Iraqis have died received a median response of less than 10,000.
9/11 Icon Bill Doyle Openly Condemns US Government Complicity and Cover-up
Alex Jones: With your 7,000 members, I'm sure you've talked to most if not all of them. Run the gamut, what percentage, a guesstimation, would you say believe 9/11 is an inside job, to some extent?
Bill Doyle: Maybe half, maybe. It's probably 50-50.
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We believe a new investigation is our only path forward to the answers and accountability every American deserves and our only path back to the moral high ground upon which our great nation was built.
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• Sponsored by: 9/11 family members, Michele Little, Jane Pollicino, Bob McIlvaine, Josef PrinciottaMatt Campbell, UK 911 Family Member, refuses to pay the TV licence and appears at Hasting Magistrates Court, March 23rd 2015.
Expert witnesses, Adrian Mallet, Peter Drew and Chris Coverdale are interviwed along with solicitor Mahtab Aziz and Ken O’Keefe.
Expert witnesses, Adrian Mallet, Peter Drew and Chris Coverdale are interviwed along with solicitor Mahtab Aziz and Ken O’Keefe.
9/11 Family Member Patty Casazza: Government Knew Exact Date and Exact Target
Dan Wallace of NY911Truth, Fallen Firefighter's Son, Found Dead
Manny Badillo, Leslie Young, Tony Szamboti and Bob McIlvaine joined other family members and technical professionals in the latest ad from the Remember Building 7 Campaign
Geraldo Rivera, Bob McIlvaine, and Tony Szamboti make November a month to remember. Geraldo publicly questions the destruction of WTC 7, citing the credibility of "those 1,300 architects and engineers".
"The Jersey Girls" support AE911Truth efforts
911 Families in the UK doubt official account.
Matt Cambell lost his bother in the 9/11 attacks and been speaking out publicly for three years in a so far futile attempt to get the UK and US authorities to release the evidence to support the official theory of how the attacks took place.http://911truthactivism.blogspot.com/2015/06/update-news-on-911-campaign.html
Matt informs us that he is now making progress in persuading other relatives to swallow their disgust at the possibility that the 9/11 attacks may have been some sort of an inside job and start asking questions too.
I just got back from Sarah Van Auken's play entitled, "THIS IS NOT ABOUT 9/11." It was a wonderful experience. She shared some of the most intimate aspects of her life as the child of a 9/11 victim. She reminded us about how important it is to never forget what happened that day, how hard it's been to channel the anger that she feels from the loss of her father, but also how important it was for her to do so. She reminded us about being blind to obvious problems that have come up in this country as a result of the attacks, and to question what we were told about that day. The end made me cry. Something I thought Sarah was going to do throughout the entire play, but did not. She is truly a professional, and so are Bob Stineman and Ellie Ruttenbergand. If you have the chance to see this play, you won't regret it. - Jon Gold, via Facebook