UQ Wire: Kissinger Commission? Huh?
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UQ Wire: Kissinger Commission? Huh?
From UQ.org Co-founder Kyle Hence
Dear Fellow Concerned Citizens, and Friends of UQ and members of the press/media:
'Follow all facts, wherever they lead'; these were Bush's words today (November 27, 2002) at a signing ceremony at the White House establishing the "National Commission on the Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States." [H.R.4628; SEC. 601-610]
Kissinger echoed him a hour or so later...saying the commission would "go where the facts will lead us".
A 9/11 investigation must, to be effective, work in total daylight. Kissinger has for decades moved in the shadows. This seems, on its face, an ill-fitting choice. - Marc Ash, [Editor, Truthout.org], wrp
I agree, but Marc's comments are a slow pitch condemnation...for something harder we must look to Christopher Hitchens, contributing editor of Vanity Fair and author of The Trial of Henry Kissinger. One can't help but wonder where the facts would lead a jury of his peers (or a commission) were he to be subject to a prosecution as a war criminal, having committed crimes against humanity and genocide. Based on new material obtained through Freedom of Information Act and the publicly available historical record, Hitchens builds a damning case against Kissinger.
Hitchens has really done his homework on Kissinger, so if you are interested in learning more about Kissinger's track record visit:
Or see: Christopher Hitchens, "The Case Against Henry Kissinger," Harper's, June-July 2001
To this observer, instead of charging Henry Kissinger with investigating the criminal murder of thousands on September 11th 2001, it is clear he himself should be charged with engineering crimes of even greater magnitude. And we should be investigating his role in another September 11th; one in 1973 in which he helped engineer the overthrow of a democratically elected Chilean President Allende to install a brutal General Pinochet who ordered the murder of over 3000 Chileans.
Stephen Push of Great Falls, Virgina, a leader of Families of September 11th, argued that the commission as passed was not as powerful as family members wanted.
At the White House today was Co-chair of Voices of September 11th, Mary Fetchet, who expressed some dismay over the appointment of Kissinger saying "it was not one of the names that had been discussed." Well, if they had mentioned Kissinger surely some of the victim family members involved in the negotiations would have done their own homework and raised objections and then would have subsequently driven a harder bargain and not yielded to 'soft' commission rules.
So while the commission structure is softball (making a partisan cover-up and avoidance of accountability easier procedurally), the Administration's appointment of Kissinger is an act of brazen arrogance and indication that indeed as some have said, they are set to play hardball. They are sending up their heavy hitter, in the very worst sense of the word...
According to Kissinger, a meeting with representatives of the victims' families and other commissioners is set for December 12. And a secret report from the Joint House/Senate Select Committee's Inquiry on Intelligence issues is due to be completed by the end of the year. In the meantime, a citizens' truth commission supported by UQ is being organized by a growing ad-hoc alliance to bring attention to the most important lines of inquiry and unanswered questions. With the appointment of Kissinger, this alternative avenue of investigation is all the more vital, and if we play hard, play clever and persist we will break through the media whiteout on the issues raised on UQ and hundreds of other sites similarly dedicated. The time is now to rally aggressively and effectively, before body bags of fallen soldiers arrive home with the massacre of more innocents in their wake.
A full 9/11 investigation that tells the whole story may prove to be the 'Achilles heel' of this Administration and its Constitutionally stripping, fear mongering, war fighting agenda...
So please, if you are able:
1. Organize a protest against Kissinger...expose him as a war criminal, demand answers to all the questions...put all lines of inquiry on the table.
2. Order the 'discounted' UQ conference video ($12 donation) and get it aired on your local cable access channel. Order two and send one to one of the commissioners.
3. http://www.gnn.tv/after_math - Look here for new of the upcoming release of AfterMath: Unanswered Questions of 9/11 by the Guerilla News Network, winners of the 2002 Sundance Online Film Festival.
4. Become a local coordinator of a local chapter of the Citizens' Truth Commission on 9/11 and help us build an alliance of organizations and individuals willing to endorse a truly credible and full investigation.
5. Visit and join us on forums at http://www.pi911.org.
6. Distribute copies of the 9/11 full-disclosure resource list/links (courtesy of Nic at http://osamaskidneys.com - and following below) and our top 11 talking points ( http://www.unansweredquestions.org/top_11.html).
7. Demand that the President testify regarding what he learned from the Aug. 6 briefing beyond what we already know ie. the imminent Hijacking threat posed by Al-Qaeda.
8. Take Heart and Join us. Good luck and God Bless!
STANDARD DISCLAIMER FROM UQ.ORG: UnansweredQuestions.org does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the above article. We present this in the interests of research -for the relevant information we believe it contains. We hope that the reader finds in it inspiration to work with us further, in helping to build bridges between our various investigative communities, towards a greater, common understanding of the unanswered questions which now lie before us.
An excellent compilation courtesy of, and by Nic Levis….
THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT
Selected Resources for Researchers and Activists
In English and German (see "Auf Deutsch," below).
The 9/11 Truth Movement is networking, organizing and growing. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF SITES AND FORUMS. Caveat lector - each site is responsible for its own content. Please distribute these links far and wide, and feel free to post them on your site. Copyleft: If you make changes to the list, please drop my essay (below) and put your own byline on it.
"THE ENEMY WITHIN" By Gore Vidal
Copy and send this article to the media, politicians, academics and your friends! For a list of media and political contacts, see "World Action's Media Page" at http://www.world-action.co.uk/media.html
THE COMPLETE 9/11 TIMELINE
Paul Thompson's comprehensive timeline, complete with a huge archive and links to hundreds of news stories from the mainstream media, local and foreign press, official and alternative sources. Indispensible and constantly evolving. Site also includes articles with top-flight scholarship on the identities of the 9/11 hijackers and many other topics. At the moment, this is the definitive online resource for 9/11 research.
REPORTERS AND RESEARCHERS:
"From The Wilderness" newsletter, by Mike Ruppert, a.k.a. "Cop versus CIA." Ruppert's never-ending nationwide lecture tour has been the lightning rod for 9/11 skepticism. The video of his Portland lecture, available on this site, is the best single outreach resource available. (Activists may show it to crowds of up to 50 people free of charge, if admission is free.) The former LAPD narcotics officer who uncovered evidence of drug-dealing by the CIA will soon be publishing the book, "Crossing the Rubicon."
"The Emperor's New Clothes," Jared Israel and Illarion Bykov, published the very first articles on the 9/11 air-defense stand-down, the President and the Pet Goat, and many other obvious inconsistencies in the official story.
"Center for Research on Globlalization" - many groundbreaking 9/11 research articles. See especially the articles by Chaim Kupferberg and Michel Chossudovsky, author of "War and Globalisation: The Truth Behind September 11."
Greg Palast, greatest investigative reporter in the universe, broke the story of how Jeb Bush's government fixed the 2000 presidential election in Florida by means of a "racial coup." As soon as the Bush regime came to power, as Palast discovered, they killed the ongoing FBI investigation into one of the Bush family's most important financial partners: the Saudi Binladin family.
Background on 9/11 and the war by Peter Dale Scott, poet, historian and author of the upcoming "Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina."
"Mad Cow Productions," Daniel Hopsicker's investigative series on what the alleged 9/11 hijackers were doing in Florida, reveals a vipers' nest of spook and Bush connections. Absolutely exclusive, must-read material.
The future of free journalism on two continents called America.
Who were the men who hijacked the planes? The anonymous author of this well-written and highly original weblog has focused on the complex shell-game of "musical identities" played for years by the alleged 9/11 terrorists.
John Judge's 9/11 commentaries http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/index.html#911
Links to Dozens of Primary 9/11 News Stories at "Crimes Against Humanity"
WRITERS AND SECONDARY TREATMENTS:
"Questioning the War On Terrorism" by Carol Brouillet
"Unanswered Questions." The original path-breaking book-length report by "MalcontentX" that helped kick-start the 9/11 Truth Movement.
A comprehensive book treatment of the "oddities" and political background to Sept. 11, by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed.
A lucid presentation of the skeptical case, with arguments against the cheap accusations of "conspiracy theory."
Complete analysis and article archive on Flight 93, showing that the plane broke up in the air. The heroes were heroes the moment they resisted, but the official hero story (that they caused the crash) is an unlikely piece of propaganda.
ONLINE JOURNAL: http://www.onlinejournal.com/
HERMES PRESS: http://www.hermes-press.com/index.html
THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT - NETWORKING:
"LIHOP: Letting It Happen On Purpose." Home of the New York 9/11 Truth Alliance activists. This is where you can order or download the incredible videos by SGTV - Shadow Government Television.
"The People's Investigation of 9/11" - an evolving central switchboard of the 9/11 research effort. Based in San Francisco, where the 9/11 Truth movement is most active.
The Unanswered Questions coalition aims at organizing a truth commission and held the groundbreaking June 10th press conference at the National Press Club in DC.
Schedule of antiwar and anti-regime protests around the United States.
ACTIVIST RESOURCES - FLYERS, VIDEOS & GREAT WEB PRESENTATIONS:
See the "Aftermath" video, a cooperative project with "unansweredquestions.org," including interviews with a dozen of the leading 9/11 researchers. A great, independent news site, updated daily.
Go here to download an excellent 9/11 trifold flyer, ideal for mass distribution at a shopping mall near you. A great site with a clever, humorous approach.
What were Bush and his entourage thinking, when they went ahead with a scheduled visit to a Florida elementary school for more than 45 minutes starting at 8:46 am, just as the "Attack on America" became known to the world? After he was informed about the second strike on the WTC, why did the President keep listening to second-graders recite the story of "A Girl and Her Pet Goat"?
For a list of media and political contacts, see:
BBC TELEVISION - BUSH / CIA 9-11 TERROR COMPLICITY Real Player Video of a report by Greg Palast on BBC Newsnight:
Russian Air Force Chief Says Official 9-11 Story Impossible [13 September 2001]
FORUMS FOR 9/11 RESEARCH
Many research forums at www.911pi.com (in various formats), see:
9/11 Forum at Global Free Press
Guerilla News Forums
Democratic Underground 9/11 Forum
NEWSWIRES & DAILY LINKS
The UQ News Wire - updated (almost) daily
HOMEPAGE OF ORLIN GRABBE http://www.orlingrabbe.org/homepage.html
GUERRILLA NEWS NETWORK (GNN) http://www.guerrillanews.com
MICHAEL RIVERO http://www.whatreallyhappened.com
R.I.S.E. - "Radio Internet Story Exchange"
"Counterpropaganda Alternative Audio Archive"
MANY MORE LINKS IN ENGLISH:
See http://www.osamaskidneys.com/links.html for a listing of many other 9/11 Skeptic sites, with reviews, as of June 19th. An update is coming soon, including the publication of my own online book on "The Open Questions of September 11th."
Nafeez Ahmed, "The War On
Michel Chossudovsky, "War and Globalisation"
Richard Labeviere, "Dollars for Terror"
Dasquie & Brisard, "The Forbidden Truth"
"Police State America," ed. Tom Burghardt (By Frank Morales, Doug
Valentine et al.)
Greg Palast, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"
Eric Hufschmid, "Painful Questions"
Matthias Bröckers - "Die
Sein Buch, "Verschwörungen, Verschwörungstheorien und die Geheimnisse
des 11.9." ist schon 125,000 mal verkauft worden!
Institut für Medienanalyse und
Ausstellung: Der Krieg begann nicht am 11. September
"There is no question we had what looked like the biggest failure of the intelligence community since Pearl Harbor but what we are learning now is it wasn't a failure, it was a *directive.* Now I am not part of the conspiracy nut crowd that believes George Bush came up with a plan for an attack on the United States to save his popularity. There is no evidence of that. That is completely outside of any evidence I have seen. But what we find is something that, in a way, where the effect is just the same - and it's chilling. Which is that they blinded the intelligence agencies and said you cannot look at the Saudis."
Greg Palast, interview on GNN http://www.guerrillanews.com/counter_intelligence/233.html
9/11 Truth Is the Achilles Heel of the Bush Regime and Its Perpetual War
by Jack Riddler
Was it "the Pearl Harbor of the 21st century" or the American Reichstag Fire? Though we still don't know what really happened, the massacre of Sept. 11, 2001 became casus belli for an endless global war. At home, the Bush regime, illegitimate and unelected, seized on the attacks as the enabling event for a new system of total power and total surveillance. Yet for fourteen months, the regime has constantly blocked public investigation into 9/11 and its background. Why?
We may not know what happened, but we do know that the official story is a farce. Seekers of the "9/11 Truth" have established at least that much in their volumes of research. The kindest explanation for the oddities and impossible coincidences of Sept. 11 is that the regime is criminally negligent, an active danger to its own citizens - how dare they plead incompetence for 9/11 and then embark on an insanely aggressive war policy against countries that had nothing to do with it? It almost seems designed to provoke half the world into attacking America. By far the likelier explanation is that elements within the government knowingly allowed the Qaeda attacks to happen on purpose, so that the regime could save itself from the laughter of the American majority, shred the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and implement longstanding plans for "homeland security" and world domination. This is not just about getting a pipeline through Afghanistan, this is about the whole planetary pie: mobilizing the U.S. population to fight an endless crusade, in a time of imminent economic meltdown.
Not a week passes without dire warnings that new attacks are coming soon. Cheney and his ilk, the same people who have blocked a real investigation into 9/11, have repeatedly guaranteed that even more horrible terror hits could come anywhere, at any time, in any form, in America, Europe or Asia. With the whole planet at stake, can we afford anything less than full disclosure of the 9/11 Truth? From the lengths that the regime has so far taken to enshroud everything about that day in secrecy, we can certainly tell that they cannot afford to have the truth see the light of day.
Be patriotic; remember the victims of that day and honor them by demanding the truth! 9/11 Truth is the key to the doors of perception for the majority of the American public. Its disclosure can stop the war, reverse the police state, bring down the regime, and set us sailing for a different world.