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Intro: "Eleven years to the day after September 11 and more than seven years after the release of the government's 9/11 Commission Report, newly public intelligence documents reveal just how much the George W. Bush White House knew in the lead-up to the attacks."

Bush and Co. (photo: NY Magazine)
Bush and Co. (photo: NY Magazine)


More Evidence That Bush & Co. Ignored 9/11 Warnings

By Joe Coscarelli, New York Magazine

11 September 12

 

leven years to the day after September 11 and more than seven years after the release of the government's 9/11 Commission Report, newly public intelligence documents reveal just how much the George W. Bush White House knew in the lead-up to the attacks. In a New York Times op-ed, reporter Kurt Eichenwald writes of the presidential briefings that came before the well-known August 6 warning "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.," concluding that "the administration's reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed." That included a warning from the CIA on May 1 that "a group presently in the United States" was planning to strike and one on June 22 that an attack could be "imminent."

As the 9/11 Commission noted, "There were more than 40 intelligence articles in the PDBS [Presidential Daily Briefings] from January 21 to September 11 that related to Bin Laden." In a section of the report called "The Drumbeat Begins," the Commission highlights a late June briefing that alerts to the "high probability of near-term 'spectacular' terrorist attacks resulting in numerous casualties … including a 'severe blow' against U.S. and Israeli 'interests' during the next two weeks." But whereas the Commission report describes the threat of attacks worldwide, Eichenwald's exclusive intel specifically cites a domestic threat, one with "dramatic consequences."

However, as Eichenwald writes, the administration was much more concerned with Iraq:

An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neoconservatives saw as a greater threat. Intelligence officials, these sources said, protested that the idea of Bin Laden, an Islamic fundamentalist, conspiring with Mr. Hussein, an Iraqi secularist, was ridiculous, but the neoconservatives’ suspicions were nevertheless carrying the day.

On June 29, the CIA insisted, "The U.S. is not the target of a disinformation campaign by Usama Bin Laden." Almost a month later, "the president did not feel the briefings on potential attacks were sufficient, one intelligence official told me, and instead asked for a broader analysis on Al Qaeda, its aspirations and its history. In response, the C.I.A. set to work on the Aug. 6 brief."

This morning, leading the Bush loyalist response against these damning revelations, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted, "Disgusting op-ed in NYT by a truther implying Bush knew of 9-11/let it happen." Eichenwald writes no such thing, nor does he imply it. His findings are frightening enough.

The Deafness Before the Storm [NYT]
 

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+190 # MEBrowning 2012-09-11 09:33
Only the most seriously incapacitated ostrich with its head in the sand gets to be surprised by these so-called "revelations." In January 2003, we were marching in the streets crying, "Bush lied! Thousands died!" The fact that average Americans knew this years ago makes Ari Fleischer and other Bush Co. apologists look stupid at best.

Rove, Romney, Ryan, the R.A.T.S. Supreme Court et al. do not live in the same world we do. They reside in a universe of their own making. They don't give a damn about the people they are being paid to serve. And they are literally killing us.
 
 
+55 # Rita Walpole Ague 2012-09-11 11:42
VOTER'S LAMENT (sung to the tune of "It's Howdy Doody Time" and "Tah Rah Rah Boom De Aye") by Rita Walpole Ague, January, 2006, All Rights Reserved)

Now it's George and Dickie's time, So it's George and Dickie's dime. Patriot's warfare is o.k., 'Cause they know how to make it pay.

Neocons, they call the shots, While American get the trots, Clearly paying through the nose, While the deficit grows and grows.

And the arms boys have their way, While Americans pay and pay, Better ways to kill and spy, On Americans as we try...

The Iraqi war to crutail, And a war in Iran to derail, We're surveilled and spied upon, While their spin goes on and on.

Yes, their terror spin has clout. For it's what they're all about. Keeping folks all scared and green, While they
crank their war machine.

For, indeed, greed is their game, Power is their middle name. And the devil has his day, While Americans pay and play.

Then they break the law with ease, Torture if and when they please. Keep the mainstream press in line, Muzzle critics, lie just fine.

When it's George and Dickie's time, Then it's George and Dickie's crime. 'Cause they rule our land and space, In corruption and disgrace.
 
 
+41 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 12:44
Considering voting in another rampant moron and company only shows the stupidity that reigns.
Man is not Intelligent, he is a constant repeat offender. Clones have no heart...neither do the religions they pay off.
 
 
+48 # popeye47 2012-09-11 18:15
I remember myself and about 6 other people protested in my home town every Saturday from 3-5pm from 2004-2006.
We stood at a popular intersection well off the road with a permit from the city.
We were spit at,articles thrown at us, and one time person in a truck drove off the road in an attempt to harm us.
Hateful and angry people because we dared to question Bush and his policies.
BTW the driver of the truck was arrested and was a deacon at a local church. Surprise!! Surprise!!!!
 
 
+2 # Michael Lee Bugg 2012-09-14 19:30
We protested in Paducah, KY from just before the March 2003 invasion till after the heart breaking 2004 election when we decided stupidity was rampant. Bush and company wanted an attack to use as a "justification" to invade Iraq. They got more than they bargained for but it made so many sheeple terribly angry and scared and instead of demanding an investigation of Bush's criminal negligence they demanded revenge, so Bush got what he wanted - the invasion of Iraq instead of Saudi Arabia, the real evildoers! I am proud to say that when Bush's approval rating reached 89% I was in the 11% who disapproved because I was never fooled by that lying fool!
 
 
+48 # CAMUS1111 2012-09-11 09:54
duh!
 
 
+89 # Archie1954 2012-09-11 10:03
The picture used for this article should be entitled "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"!
 
 
+44 # X Dane 2012-09-11 11:51
Archie.
I was thinking 4 criminals against our country, humanity. How can we ever get them?
 
 
+22 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 12:46
No, Morons not Horsemen
 
 
+9 # wipster 2012-09-12 19:54
Quoting KittatinyHawk:
No, Morons not Horsemen


While one of them is definitely a moron, the other three knew exactly what they were doing... it's almost unbelievable that they are still pulling the wool over the eyes of the nation even today.

Great story a couple weeks ago about how a plane about the same size as the ones that hit the towers flew into the Empire State Building in August 1945, full of fuel. While a number of people lost their lives, the damage (roughly equivalent to one of the towers) was repaired in under six months.

Yet we're supposed to believe that the Twin Towers, which were built specifically to withstand impacts by two passenger aircraft, disintegrated into dust at free fall speed into their own footprint because of steel weakened by the equivalent of kerosene which burns at less than half the temperature required to melt steel.

Not to mention the hole in the Pentagon way smaller than that of the jet that supposedly hit it, with an engine found that was from a different plane, and all tapes of the incident confiscated but one, which doesn't even show the "plane."

Then there is Building 7...

Yeah, and I've got a bridge to sell you...
 
 
+88 # Dumbledorf 2012-09-11 10:07
I would just like to mention that
Colorado Public Television is airing an investigative report conducted by noted experts which proves that 911 was not the event the media and government led us to believe it was. This is one of the finest examples of independent research and investigation to date.

This is an authoritative, one of a kind, in-depth examination of what appears to be a planned and orchestrated event that has ultimately costs the lives more than a million people,
destroyed the U.S. economy, created a fascist police state and instituted
a permanent state of war.

http://video.cpt12.org/video/2270078138

In memory of the victims, their families and all who care about our country, the Truth must win out. Our lives and futures depend on it.
 
 
+23 # X Dane 2012-09-11 15:54
Dumbledorf.

Thank you for including the information about the video. I finished watching it a little while ago. For a long time my grandson has tried to make me understand about the explosions.

I am ashamed to say, that I thought he was too much of a conspiracy fanatic. Others have talked about it too. Still I found it too difficult to believe, but seeing and listening to all the experts, makes it impossible to ignore or sweep under the rug.

HOW could it be kept a secret?? WHY has NO ONE spoken up and said, I was involved???It MUST be fear of death!!

I realize that the government does too many things we disagree with, but this is horrible, and we MUST DEMAND to learn the TRUTH. I agree with you Dumbledof. Thanks again
 
 
+1 # Lolanne 2012-09-15 12:08
Quoting Dumbledorf:
. . .
http://video.cpt12.org/video/2270078138

In memory of the victims, their families and all who care about our country, the Truth must win out. Our lives and futures depend on it.


Thanks, D, for posting the link. I watched the video a few minutes ago and then went to the 911 Experts site and poked around a bit. Was astounded to see that the film has been shown in various parts of the country since May this year! I had heard nothing at all about it, and it is certainly compelling.

I also went to the CPT12 site, where a search produced another program disputing the experts' video. Have you watched any of that? I didn't have time to do so today, but bookmarked it and plan to go back later to see what they have to say.

One thing for damn sure: we have never been given the truth of 9/11, abd it MUST and WILL come out someday. When that day dawns, I hope I'm around to see it and to see bushco brought to justice.
 
 
+94 # sagedragon 2012-09-11 10:12
RSN...you're kidding right. Of course the whitehouse ignored it's own intel on the 9/11 attack. It was the driver of the attack. The Bush Administration is a prime example of a traitorous Coup d'état. Hang em high.
 
 
+8 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 12:52
If we ignored facts in WW11 from Japan, even Germany at one point, why would any self serving group such as our government and its corrupt agencies see something that was not there from the outside when indeed it was festered from within For Daddy, no less, the one who has sold out the USA for over a half a century.

I wish if there were these lists, that the Cults find the ones who pushed buttons, commanded children to kill, who want their homelands for the resources...the se were the ones on the list not we who abhor this Government and others for their treachery to mankind, God, Allah.
 
 
+78 # LeeBlack 2012-09-11 10:16
It makes you wonder at Bush's reaction as he was reading to Florida children when he was told about the attacks. If he had this many warnings shouldn't his immediate reaction been a quick reaction "what I was warned about just happened'? Why did he continue to sit there and read?
 
 
+55 # Texas Aggie 2012-09-11 11:40
What else was he going to do? All his life whenever he faced a crisis of any kind, someone else bailed him out. You can't expect him to all of a sudden grow up and take charge.
 
 
+56 # MindDoc 2012-09-11 12:37
yup. And while W was drinking, Cheney did the thinking...
Condee (of the oil industry) smiled, and Rummy played God.

Sickness in America... And the new 'cure' is Romney/Rove/Rya n? Puh-lease! Remember always the world of W, as a lesson in evil, warmongering, and disinformation, and pray: Never again. :-(
 
 
-11 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 13:01
As a matter of fact Texas, that is exactly what a good Christian would have done..said skrew you and been a Hero.

Alcohol, Drugs very easy to succomb to or perhaps Nurse saw to it he was drugged for the Cause? We have never thought of that, I wonder when he has lucid days what the walls feel like. Sure he is suffocated by them.

If everyone would just jump into the nearest fox hole, than we never would have made to this date. We wake up everyday with choices, some do not realize or care, but every day when that sun comes up we could all turn our heads and hide.

Never taught to do this, not by fairy tales, family, bible stories. Sorry he still has choices, sure he will take the ones he should have made with him to his grave as many others do.
 
 
+17 # CL38 2012-09-11 13:10
PLEASE stop enabling politicians, especially the one who made such a mess of this country. Bush was responsible for his actions. If he wasn't qualified, he should have NEVER RUN FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY!
 
 
+12 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 12:55
Imbecile? Wasn't told? Could have cared less. I believe if he knew, he would have skrewed it up....
Sad to make children the victims of treachery but then we always have....Crusade s come to mind, poisons, ovens, predation sexually. Always the children. Funny how Jesus and God always counted on the children, knew they were the life ..... Funnier how most of these hypocrites who prey on children, who pretend to want life, birth are the same ones with their hands ready to nuke people. ProLife has a whole new meaning amongst us. The Term sickens me.
 
 
+20 # CL38 2012-09-11 13:15
I'll bet he was in shock and thinking, "OMG, I didn't listen to the warnings and now it's happened!"

In his usual incompetent approach to responsibilitie s as President, he made excuses for this unforgivable failure and the loss of 3000+ US lives.

The he used HIS failure to further LIE AND TAKE US INTO IRAQ FOR PERSONAL REVENGE (Saddam targeting his family).
 
 
+4 # Regina 2012-09-12 09:25
Dubya is an aging adolescent who went into iraq to one-up his Poppy, whose Iraq event was limited for the purpose of rescuing Yemen. Dubya was thus the ideal sucker for the purposes of Cheney et al, who wanted to grab the oil resources. Yes, Saddam Hussein was evil, but that doesn't make the Cheney crowd good.
 
 
+11 # Third_stone 2012-09-11 16:26
Quoting LeeBlack:
It makes you wonder at Bush's reaction as he was reading to Florida children when he was told about the attacks. If he had this many warnings shouldn't his immediate reaction been a quick reaction "what I was warned about just happened'? Why did he continue to sit there and read?


Panic. He was choked with panic. It could have been either "Its going down!" panic, or it could be "I have to stand up and take charge of the defense" panic. My guess is it was "Oh, god I need a drink" panic.
 
 
+60 # Scott479 2012-09-11 10:19
What Ari and the rest of them knew was that something big was going to be allowed to go down and be used as a pretext for all the warring their twisted minds would care to engage in-that is what they knew.
 
 
+43 # tonywicher 2012-09-11 10:23
Well, as one who is a "truther" and proud of it, I would like to say that the statements made in this column are both true and consistent with the facts as I know them to be. Anyone can see what I take to be utterly convincing evidence presented by 1600 senior scientists and engineers at the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth site that the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Seven were demolished with high explosives - in the case of the Twin Towers, it was an hour or so after the planes crashed into them. In the case of WTC7, there was not even a plane. I'm sorry folks, but no other explantion is consistent with basic physics and chemistry. The NIST reports and the 9/11 Commission were Bush Administration controlled cover-ups. This means that there were elements within the Bush administration that not only knew about it and let it happen but planted the explosives and made it happen and then covered it up. This cover-up has continued under the Obama administration, which came in saying there would be no prosecution of the crimes of Bush. So have all the Bush national security policies, including aggression abroad and undermining of civil rights in the name of "national security" at home. The current aggression against Syria and Iran poses a serious danger of confrontation with Russia. This country is being run by clandestine forces and is completely out of control. This election is not going to change that. What are we going to do, folks?
 
 
+11 # Glen 2012-09-11 11:19
Correct, tonywicher. It didn't take long for folks around the planet to catch the suspicious events in New York and the Pentagon. Their evidence cannot be refuted and no one has even attempted that except to deny it or fall back on the bogus 9/11 Report.

There is a powerful agenda at play and all who aspire to higher office in the U.S. are aware of it. None go into office naive or ill prepared. Obama is the perfect example of that.
 
 
+6 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 13:09
They are all put into the Chamber and blackmailed. The ones who do not play the game are dead.

We are just lil tokens, they need us to keep the machine oiled...produci ng babies to go to war, we toil and pay taxes for their riches.

We have yet to learn to use the key we were given...but we will
 
 
+4 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 13:07
I believe you right as before. The Cancers over fifty different ones certainly are telling a different story than the DC Paper Trail.

I think we will know what we must do. I hope those who lack the luster to organize start realizing it will be the only way...like the Greens, Independents, etc we are going to have to get involved from local level up. No need for violence, anger yes but time enough for anger. Now we must think, organize as safely as we can. United We Will Stand, We Always Have. Now I believe Globally, there is a movement astir. Weapons have always been, Human Spirit always wins...
Remember if they push those buttons they are killing their own children...some where they will have to live with that in the Inferno of their own making. We were not created for no reason... Belief in oneself is stronger than anything mankind has to offer.
 
 
+54 # SMoonz 2012-09-11 10:25
"...former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted, 'Disgusting op-ed in NYT by a truther implying Bush knew of 9-11/let it happen'."

What's wrong with being a truther? As the label implies these are people seeking the truth.

Also, let's not forget the NeoCons went into the White House shortly after they had written the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) where they literally were seeking an event like a "New Pearl Harbor." Such an event would help the U.S. and multi national corporations take over the resources of the Middle East by targetting countries such as Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Lybia.

It is safe to say that 9/11 was a very convenient event for Neocons and other elements of the military and financial sector.
 
 
+38 # CAMUS1111 2012-09-11 10:27
DUH! W's administration- - a criminal, traitorous endeavor that the Obama administration has given a free "get out of jail" (with no investigation, let alone prosecution) pass. Same pattern applies to the wall street traitors.
 
 
+7 # Erdajean 2012-09-11 12:22
So what is our "Justice" Department doing with the emerging evidence?

I can only presume that, following the lead of Madam Pelosi and Mr. Obama, Mr. AG Holder is ignoring the most flagrantly criminal behavior in the history of American government.

He will give Dick Cheney time to die coddled and sweetly, at our expense, while the Bush-Monkey's servants prepare an armored haven in Paraguay, trusting that we, the disgruntled, cannot reach him there.

Then when Bush and all his perps are safe and free from any chance of retribution, the whole mess can spill over. And who will care? And whatever can the old spoil-sport "truther" citizens do about it? Hmm?

Oooh -- how about an old-time Wild West necktie party, before the guests of honor get away!
 
 
+6 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 13:15
This started with his father, and way before any VP vote...this was all very much in the 1940's when they saw the Risk Game from three Continents.
Travel thru Sr's life....there is a trail of traitor, deceit and it will catch up to all those who started this. Their Pact, their blackmailing others by using money, supplies, medical...all part of the Risk/Monopoly Game.
One thing for sure Games come to an end.
Outcomes are not always as planned. I believe mankinds' ego is way ahead of itself. Only thing to Fear is Fear itself...that is what happened to all the doomed leaders, they could not climb out of that tomb they are encased in, it is their own bodies and minds.

To the Victims of all Wars...you will Never Be Forgotten
 
 
+6 # MEBrowning 2012-09-12 07:32
Yes ... I've always wondered why George H. W. Bush—who was working for the CIA as early as 1961, and later appointed by Gerald Ford to head it—was in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
 
 
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:41
Again do you really believe that he has the authority to do this without others???
I am afraid the Military and the House/Senate had some big say in this.
We are not a dictatorship or there would be no cheney or bush left.
 
 
+36 # angelfish 2012-09-11 10:30
For THIS reason, more than ANY other, The ReTHUGlicans must be kept from responsible positions in Washington! They have learned NOTHING in the ensuing ELEVEN years since THEIR lack of intelligence and outright NEGLIGENCE allowed that most terrible of tragedies to occur! The current crew seeking access to the Oval Office is even MORE dangerous to Americans because they identify our primary enemy to be RUSSIA! They MUST be brought OUT of their Cold War mentality into the Twenty First Century! Remember, dear folks, REGISTER, help Family, Friend and Acquaintances to do the same, GET appropriate I.D. for your State and GET to the Polls on November 6th and never, EVER vote ReTHUGlican!
 
 
0 # dbriz 2012-09-11 12:38
Sure enough.

Get out there and vote for those that covered up for Bush/Cheney and have followed their essential policies right down the line.

The folks who have given us bigger, better wars. Just so they can, "...wind them down..." (wink).

As well as new and improved versions of attacks on civil liberties like the updated "Patriot" Act, FISA and NDAA. Abominations all

You bet, vote for more of the same while you can...but keep practicing on the fiddle, in case there are hot times ahead.

Loony lefties are as bad as right wing crazies, and just as deluded about the bipartisan corrupting of our republic.

Sorry angelfish, it ain't about freedom or liberty...it's all about power, money and following the script.

Enjoy the show; drama leavened into farce. Until the tragedy sets in.
 
 
+5 # angelfish 2012-09-12 15:28
[quote name="dbriz"]





Loony lefties are as bad as right wing crazies, and just as deluded about the bipartisan corrupting of our republic.

Sorry angelfish, it ain't about freedom or liberty...it's all about power, money and following the script.

You are FREE do do as you please, dbriz, I WILL vote for President Obama and pray that he gets in to finish the job he started. Maybe, with a REAL Democratic Congress, devoid of Blue Dogs and Dinos he can get things done! The thought of a Romney/Ryan Regime with ALL that "Power and Money" behind it, frightens me to Death! WE, the People, can re-write the Script and make it more palatable for EVERYONE. NOTHING happens in a vacuum. The People, UNITED, will NEVER be defeated! So, GET Registered, help Family, Friends and Acquaintances to do the same, Get appropriate I.D. for your State, and GET to the Polls on Election Day, and never, EVER vote ReTHUGlican!
 
 
+36 # pernsey 2012-09-11 10:34
As I recall, wasnt Bush Sr. watching the bombings on TV with the Bin Laden family? They were the only ones allowed to fly when the rest of the country was shut down from flights. This kind of stuff does get my conspiracy theory juices flowing, but I seldom say much because everyone looks at you like your a nut.

Honestly though, I dont put anything passed the republicans and I figure the further fetched something sounds the more Im apt to find out it could possibly be true. I dont know if Bush knew it was coming, but if he ignored intelligence that said it was, then he was not ready nor fit to be president of the US. Nor did he keep us safe.

Im thinking more things will come out about all of this as things get discovered and more truth gets revealed, until then its guesses and assumptions. I am in no way defending Bush and his gang of thugs, but man I would love to find out what was really going on.
 
 
+18 # tonywicher 2012-09-11 11:51
Newton's laws of motion are not guesses and assumptions. Nor is it a guess or an assumption that there is an abundance if nanothermite residue in the dust. Ttreasonous criminals have hijacked the country. The elections are just a show. We are headed for war. There isn't much time for speculation. Get informed at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, ae911truth.org.
 
 
+19 # Independentgal 2012-09-11 11:54
Bush was neither fit nor ready to be president, notwithstanding this article and it's suggestions.
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:42
Dealings with Middle East started in the 40's and Pappa was in on it from the beginning from Service thru CIA
 
 
+19 # hillwright 2012-09-11 10:34
But they were prepared to spin the Saudi's out of the country.
 
 
+21 # mickeynow 2012-09-11 10:36
The sad part is we don't know how much more we haven't discovered. There are many in politics, government, and the military who believe they know what is good for the citizens. The problem is they don't want the citizens to know what they are or aren't doing in the name of secrecy and/or national security. Mostly, it's cover their ass time. Group think is a danger wherever it's discovered.
 
 
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:44
Bullies always want the Power, the morons believe they know what is best for all...
 
 
+30 # grouchy 2012-09-11 10:46
The Bushies will forever be trying to spin whatever nonsense they believe will get them off the hook for all accountability for their disastrous period of governing. I predict it will take an entire industry of fact checkers to keep separating out the truth--and thus be great job security for them!
 
 
+24 # X Dane 2012-09-11 12:23
grouchy.

I remember watching the 9-11 hearings everyday, because I wanted to find out the how and what of this horrible affair.

It was clear that Rice was lying and trying to get out of answering questions put to her. She was squirming and trying hard to NOT read a PDB from shortly before 9-11. Finally she HAD to. The Brief stated that Osama Bin Laden was DETERMINED to STRIKE INSIDE AMERICA!!!

You could HEAR the gasp from the people in the room.....And what happened to her?? She later was promoted to Secretary of state.

The CIA chief, George Tennet was telling how they had all been going around with their "hair on fire" that summer, because it was so obvious that something horrible was about to happen.

With CIA so worried what did Bush do??
HE SPENT THE ENTIRE MONTH OF AUGUST ON HIS RANCH, CLEARING BRUSH??????

Now comes the kicker: The republicans keep touting that HE KEPT US SAFE???

HELL NO, HE did NOT. Hi was at the helm when we were hit with the worst attack since Perl Harbor.
I stress AT The Helm.....for he was obviously NOT IN CHARGE.
I DO hope the truth WILL come out.
 
 
-68 # edge 2012-09-11 10:46
"Could the 9/11 attack have been stopped, had the Bush team reacted with urgency to the warnings contained in all of those daily briefs? We can’t ever know. And that may be the most agonizing reality of all."

How about if Bill Clinton had taken Bin Laden when he was offered him!
That would absolutely have stopped 9/11!!!
 
 
+3 # Glen 2012-09-11 11:14
Could be Clinton was already aware of the ultimate plan by the neo-cons and was not going to act on his own intelligence. He certainly acted on other war policies by bombing Iraq, Africa and the Balkans.
 
 
+31 # Texas Aggie 2012-09-11 11:38
He tried. Remember how villified he was by the republicans for firing a cruise missile at a training camp in Afghanistan that missed bin Laden?
 
 
+7 # CAMUS1111 2012-09-11 11:59
what if W (or you) could read?
 
 
+3 # tonywicher 2012-09-11 12:11
Bin Laden was a CIA agent since the Carter administration. He was sent to Afghanistan with a contingent of Islamist fighters by Saudi Arabia intelligence chief prince Turki al Faisal at the request of Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. This is how Al Qaeda was founded. Al Qaeda has been working for the CIA ever since. It is their Moslem foreign legion. They are used wherever destabilization operations are required or a pretext for invasion is needed. Recently they have been used to smash Libya and are now being used to smash Syria. In the case of 9/11, this required logistics and technology far beyond their capacity, so instead they were used as patsies, the oldest trick in the book. Some low-level assets were brought into the country a year or so before and "sheep dipped" by having them enroll at air schools. The "flying lessons" by all accounts were not serious. The planes were hijacked by remote control, a technology that might have seemed like science fiction at the time, but now is taken for granted. The nanothermite used to demolish the buildings was also much less widely known than it is now. The cutting edge of military technology was used.

Now that we know this, what are we going to do about it, people? How is voting for Obama going to help this situation? He's totally complicit in these crimes, isn't he?
 
 
-15 # futhark 2012-09-11 13:59
Bin Laden's role in 9/11 was as a patsy or fall guy. He had to be taken out and fed to the fishes so he couldn't be given an opportunity to explain how he had nothing to do with the planning or execution of 9/11. His lips are sealed forever now.

It makes me sick to hear President Obama continually crowing and boasting about his role in silencing forever a material witness. Yes, both parties are doing business with the clique that really masterminded and executed the 9/11 attacks.
 
 
+9 # conniejo 2012-09-12 05:49
There is documentation that Bin Laden claimed responsibility (credit, in his mind) for the 9/11 attack. Yet, the testimony of experts suggests the buildings collapsed as a result of a planned demolition. Could both be true? I fear, like Kennedy's assassination, we never will know the whole truth. I agree it is unfortunate in some ways that Bin Laden was killed and not captured, although the risk to Americans would have increased dramatically if his supporters stepped up attacks until he was freed.

I will take issue with one of your comments . . . that President Obama crows and boasts about the Bin Laden killing. He announced it in a simple and dignified fashion and resisted making hay of Bin Laden's death at 9/11 memorial ceremonies. If it has become a minor political issue now, it is only because Romney actually claimed a level of credit for it and only about 1/3 of Republicans are willing to admit that Obama, not Romney, deserves credit, if indeed credit is due.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:46
Taken him where....Bin Laden was a Mob Boss and I do not believe that the group was all that Powerful I believe we are assuming that the Media was telling us the truth We are never told the truth...after all the Morons know what is best for all
 
 
+7 # rockieball 2012-09-11 19:00
FYI In late 2000 the CIA came to Clinton and told him they had a found Bin Laden. They had used the new drone intel and also told him that they could get to him once the newly drone attack was ready in 3 months. Clinton gave the go ahead. In February 2001 after the Bush administration was in office they nixed the attack. REASON was that the compound in Afghanistan where he was at was visited frequently by members of the Saudi royal family. This was revealed in the Book AREA 51 and later supported by other documents.
 
 
+4 # Billy Bob 2012-09-12 13:09
OR, how about if you actually respond to the article itself? What about the fact that bush jr. KNEW we would be attacked and DID NOTHING ABOUT IT, makes you want to change the subject to President Clinton?
 
 
+59 # Billsy 2012-09-11 10:50
Sadly, when Sen. Boxer challenged Condoleeza Rice on her incompetence in missing this threat at NSA, the media failed to air the remainder of the debate after Rice said "how dare you challenge my integrity". That was the point where Sen. Boxer, said "I'm not, I'm simply reading back what you reported". There seems to be this strange parallel world in Washington where no one is held responsible for their incompetence, but instead, are given a position at a think tank like Hoover Institute, or in Wolfowitz' case, a cushy job at the world bank.
 
 
+14 # X Dane 2012-09-11 11:34
Billsy

they are being supported, financially in these right wing "think tanks" till the republicans can steal the White House, at which time they will be put right back in power/service
 
 
+20 # pernsey 2012-09-11 11:03
The last thing Bush did was keep us all safe. I think they have spun 9/11 100 ways to Sunday, and now who knows what the truth really is, thats probably the way they want it too.

I posted a post about the Bush Sr. and the Bin Ladens being together on 9/11 but I guess it didnt make the cut.

My heart to the people who lost their loved ones in the twin towers.
 
 
+7 # X Dane 2012-09-11 16:12
Hi pernsey.

Your comment is posted further up. Are you sure about the Bin Laden family watching the "bombing" with Bush senior. Could it have been the bombing of Bagdad in 1990? you were thinking of??

I do remember, that the Bin Ladens were the only ones allowed to fly right after the attack.
Pernsey you should check out the video mentioned in Dumbledorf's comment, that is quite an eye opener.

A lot of experts giving their opinion. with facts that you can not sweep under any rug. It is shocking, and I hope that more will speak out.
 
 
+2 # pernsey 2012-09-12 06:06
X Dane, I do recall hearing that about Bush Sr. and the Bin Ladens, at the time around 9/11, because I remember I was very upset about it at the time. Since there doesnt seem to be anything online to back that up, I wont say anything else about it.

I will check out the video in Dumbledorf's comment thank you.
 
 
+31 # fredboy 2012-09-11 11:11
Most I know believe Bush, Cheney and company knew it was going to happen and where and let it happen. Amazing that they both tried to block an investigation, then only $2 million was offered to fund it. It finally ran up to $12 million--to investigate one of the most devastating crimes in history. Yet the same people spent more than $100 million to investigate Clinton's blowjob.
The allowance of the 9/11 attack did change America forever--we no longer trust our government.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:49
sorry but my generation have questioned authority since the sixties
These sleazes have just shown why everyone should and why they should take control from local level up as concerned groups etc.
 
 
+6 # Eldon J. Bloedorn 2012-09-11 11:20
If the information I have is correct in that hundreds of people did not show up for work on 9/11, (most Jewish) the bush story does not add up. Think bush and his oil cronies knew all along what was about to happen. Good reason which was a stupid (for bush) to invade Iraq.
 
 
+6 # CAMUS1111 2012-09-11 12:07
@Eldon J. Bloedorn--"(mos t Jewish)"--come out and say what you really mean....
 
 
+10 # tonywicher 2012-09-11 13:20
Your "mostly Jews" part information" is probably not correct. It likely came either from a real anti-Semite or from a government disinformation agent out to smear the 9/11 truth movement as anti-Semitic, which it is not. However it is true that there were rumors circulating all over the world at the time that something was going to happen, and indeed there was all sorts of insider trading going on just before 9/11 which was investigated and then covered up.
 
 
0 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:53
I want to see those figures. Why wouldn't they have known with all the connections Papa had since the 1940's? W was kept in the dark as he is a loose cannon. Just who and how did they keep him in the dark.

Another mystery like the rethugs framing Nixon

If ever one would reread History we are so much like the 'elite' rulers esp those of England who betrayed everyone.

If the Jewish people were involved, then it would prove their is no Bible or God. Religion is just to cripple the masses into belief. All things are possible, it is realization that is hard to accept.
 
 
0 # CAMUS1111 2012-09-11 19:14
all jews got messages not to show up for work. They have esp or are directly connected to god--better watch out for them. Note: i'm not saying this response is directed to you, but the whole idea is preposterous on its face
 
 
+24 # giraffee2012 2012-09-11 11:23
Murder does not have statute of limitations - so why are we AGAIN hearing a report of the obvious instead of the authorities (cameras following) arresting these criminals? Ah yes - Bush & Co own (bought and paid for) those who should be arresting them.

So.... are we, the people, helpless? Not entirely.

I.E. Vote 2012 and vote straight Dem - WHY? Mr. Rummy (Mitt) and his mate have announced they will bomb Iran (for the same reasons Bush (et al) did: To comply with those making money on these senseless and harmful wars: Gun manufacturers, weapons, ships, airplanes and well I have no idea what is bought to make these "wars" -- only information we get is "they are necessary" (and not even a reasy WHY "they are necessary" -- will Iran bomb the USA (a resounding "NO") -- as we look to bomb Iran who do you think is building up their military? Yep, China (with Russia's help) although, thankfully, those 2 nations will not be true allies in this time because they don't trust each other.

By the by, I see pictures on Chinese TV (in English) stations of U.S. A. battle ships surrounding China (now what is that all about? anyone know?)

The military complex is a powerful (or more so) than the OIL, Banks, and Koch brothers -- but I digress.

Lock Bush up and wipe that smirk off his face with a pair of hand-cuffs, ball & chain followed by the creepy Cheney!
 
 
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:56
I would follow up with a DNA screen to see how much drugs he has been administered and wonder if lil wifey hasn't helped with that You know for the best of the Country....
 
 
+28 # James Marcus 2012-09-11 11:25
Bush Knew? Of course he knew. HE PLANNED THEM! (OK maybe it was Cheney, and the CIA/Mossad. Bush, himself, was Too Dumb to plan anything)
 
 
+23 # tonywicher 2012-09-11 13:11
Think George H.W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld. Poppy Bush has roots in the intelligence community going back to WW2. His father was Hitler financier Senator Prescott Bush. Our clandestine services became infested with Nazis after WW2 in the name of anti-Communism. Think Bush crime family, and their network of banking connections.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 16:59
Bush Sr knew, and was in full charge, rubbing elbows with all his buds. Jr was just a pawn, kept drugged and alcohol.
It was slap in the face of those who voted for him, seeing the way he spoke, acted in may public events.
Then there is the children he read to....
I am not saying he is not cut from the same cloth I just believe there was some MacBethism going on ... Again the Lambs will never know or not want to.
 
 
+28 # James Smith 2012-09-11 11:39
Let us not forget that Bush & company wanted a war, especially with Iraq. That's why 9/11 was used as one of the excuses for it even though there was zero evidence Iraq had any involvement in it.

I know politicians lie, but the record of the Bush administration and the current campaign exceeds anything previously pulled on the American public. If there were really justice in the USA, every one of those traitors would be doing life in a hard-time prison.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 17:00
The shoe on our feet....we would have been shot for Treason.

Treason seems to be okay ... Guess it is taught in school in lieu of or with Religion
 
 
+11 # David Starr 2012-09-11 11:50
To Quote: "Intelligence officials, these sources said, protested that the idea of Bin Laden, an Islamic fundamentalist, conspiring with Mr. Hussein, an Iraqi secularist, was ridiculous, but the neoconservative s’ suspicions were nevertheless carrying the day." Perhaps I can call the neocons' "suspicions" double think. If anyone in the U.S. still beleives of a Hussein-Bin Laden connection related to 9/11, then double think is in their nature.
 
 
+11 # MainStreetMentor 2012-09-11 12:07
In a kakistocracy, (which the Bush/Cheney Administration most certanly WAS), such dismissal of intelligence is/was to be expected. Incompetency is the "standard" for such governance - and the Bush/Cheney dislayed it in abundance - for eight long, destructive years.
 
 
+15 # tonywicher 2012-09-11 12:33
The bottom line, folks, is that the CIA is completely out of control and has been for a long time. There is a clandestine, completely unaccuntable government that is really running things and has been for a long time. The Democrats and Republicans can squabble all they want, the more the merrier. Divide and conquer is their method. The more Democrats and Republicans hate and fear each other, the true enemy of the people stays in control.
 
 
+4 # USA2012??? 2012-09-11 12:55
Succinctly: clearly they had a agenda!
 
 
+10 # walt 2012-09-11 13:40
The big question remains: Will we ever see a complete investigation into 9/11 and the Iraq invasion and, if necessary, action taken against any guilty parties?

When the Democrats and Obama have done nothing, it looks like Vietnam again with everything just being swept under the carpet!

Are they not sworn to uphold the U.S. constitution?
 
 
+5 # futhark 2012-09-11 14:23
President Obama, when quizzed about the drone attacks, first shows extreme discomfort in facial expression and body language, then makes the statement that his first responsibility is to "protect the American people." False premise number 1. He needs to check his oath of office, which says that he is to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Was Anwar al-Awlaki's son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who was born in Denver in 1995, not one of the American people? If Mr. Obama executed his oath of office as sworn, the younger al-Awlaki would probably be alive today, as the Constitution specifically guarantees equal protection under the law and due process. Instead, the al-Awlakis, father and son, were both killed in a drone attack assassination ordered by President Obama on September 30, 2011. The secretive surveillance state apparatus is in control of the United States government and will continue to abuse this power for the foreseeable future.
 
 
+10 # wrodwell 2012-09-11 13:45
Is it possible our genius Neo Cons were the ones perpetrating the ruse by purposely focusing on Iraq instead of on Bin Laden? I remember an article in the NY Times about a month before the 9/11 attack. While it was not front page news the article quoted Bin Laden that an attack would soon be launched on the United States. I took it seriously but apparently the NeoCons and Bush the Dummy chose to ignore that blatant warning among others. Don't you think the job of the President would be to order an investigation into ALL threats to the United States?
 
 
+20 # futhark 2012-09-11 13:53
Face the facts! The United States of America suffered a clandestine coup d'etat on September 11, 2001. The WTC towers 1, 2, and 7 were all brought down by explosives planted weeks in advance. Watch the videos online and you can see the explosions happening BELOW the disintegrating floors above and concrete and steel beams being forcibly ejected horizontally. The perpetraitors behind this plot used the well-establishe d principles of hysteria in the face of catastrophe to spin a false account of these events to garner public support for their attacks on civil liberties and international aggression.

Every concerned citizen needs to start demanding the truth about these attacks, a truth that is consistent with evidence and with reason. For starters, how about stopping the use of "truther" as a pejorative and start using it to apply to those who have the courage to be skeptical in the face of ridicule and denigration and demand a higher standard of inquiry into theses events? Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is a good place to start, as they have no overt political axes to grind.
 
 
+7 # fredboy 2012-09-11 15:05
I, too, am offended when the term "truther" is used to castigate those of us who seek answers. But considering today's political climate, and what has transpired since 2000, "truther" as an attack makes sense: truth is now considered the enemy. We have repeatedly seen those who most despise truth share lies repeatedly, hoping such repetition will lead weak minds to believe even the most obvious lies--if those lies are repeated enough.
 
 
+2 # abaconw48026 2012-09-11 16:06
There were many who anticipated an attack on the U.S. because we had seen attacks elsewhere in the world and felt that eventually it would happen here as well. One man who perished in the trade center attacks, for example, saved many lives because he had monthly drills for something like this. There were or are many in government who could have prevented 9/11 by anticipating how the attack would come and done such things as air marshals on airplanes or airport screening before they became necessary as a preventative measure.
 
 
+11 # oakes721 2012-09-11 16:21
I thought it very strange, when just days after 9/11, Bush Assured his fellow Americans that they'd be able to watch the war on TV. Sounded like the script had already been written, with distribution and copyrights reserved.
 
 
+2 # futhark 2012-09-11 21:00
Bush also warned us against "outrageous conspiracy theories" in December 2001. At that time I, along with just about everyone else, thought that the orthodox version published by Bush and the "security services" about the 19 Islamic extremists with box-cutters was established fact. The media certainly wasn't letting the public know that there were analysts who were finding faults with it. It was as if Bush knew that his too-good-to-be- true snow job on the public was likely to crack wide open when more plausible alternatives came to the fore. He felt he had to be proactive in quashing in advance any questioning of the orthodox story by denigrating apostates. His nervous "outrageous conspiracy theories" speech went up like a signal rocket for me, alerting me to the possibility that there may be other versions more consistent with observation and reason, as, indeed, there eventually were. It was one more example of Bush speaking a bit too frankly for the good of his own partisans. Then there were the two occasions when he claimed to have seen American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North WTC Tower on live on television, whereas the footage of that only became available the next day...OOPS!
 
 
+4 # KittatinyHawk 2012-09-11 17:05
It is soo good to see so many

An interesting article on this day, reminders ..... I hope that we all remember enough to start change. Never too late to start a New Spin on things, hopefully for the better.
My only thought is that the spoiled brat mentality will show up and chaos bring us to remember to clean up again.

We were created, we evolved for a purpose...this Evil is not our core being but an easy side tour. I hope we all come together and take back our Country ...then perhaps work on World Peace

To All of Us Victims of Lies, To the Families Dishonored...I hope we can unite long enough to save what we were given.
 
 
+8 # m... 2012-09-11 20:16
The use and abuse of the American People, Our Allies... The Lies.., The Manipulations.. The Cold Calculations... The Political-Busin ess-Shallowness of It All.., The Deaths and Injuries of thousands of Soldiers, The untold numbers of dead, maimed, displaced.., The untold levels of sorrow, despair.., and.., anger and hatred..., Trillions of Dollars down the sinkhole,.. The untold levels of property damage and personal loss.., The loss of image, stature and the destruction of 70 years of diplomacy.., A nation once touted as the freest on earth now transformed into a national security state with far less rights and freedom... And a loss of 'something' truly significant-- something that was 'US BEFORE' both in the eye of the world and among ourselves, and 'US NOW'... I just don't know how to articulate it. Maybe some of you can help.

In any case-- THIS IS ALL SO HUGE..! ITS DARK AND DASTARDLY... ITS MONUMENTAL IN SCOPE AND SIZE AND CONSEQUENCES..!
I believe there are many people in the BuSh Administration who belong in Prison..., Who belong in front of the World Court.
And WE would do well by ourselves and the world to Prosecute them and se it through to a JUST end...

The BuSh Administration is a Dark American Tragedy.
They left us needing to find a way back to US.

Are WE or are We Not Americans as We have told and sold ourselves to the world for countless decades?

All that was done, was done IN OUR NAME..!
 
 
+3 # spenel334 2012-09-11 20:17
spenel334 I've been reading the comments with interest at least, knowing that Bush and his cronies ignored attempts to warn them that someting was going to happen, especially from Richard Clarke (s) That is, until I read the drivel about the Jews having called in sick on 9/11. That was rumnor started by_people in the Arab states, and believed by Saudis, Egyptians, and who knows who else. It's all lies; before anyone passes on these lies, you ought to count how many Jews died in the towers. Though I am not liable to believe anything I hear from people related to Bush in any way, after reading such blatant anti-Semitism, I'm no more likely to believe the comments I just read.
 
 
+2 # corals33 2012-09-11 23:15
any fool could tell that colon Powell sat there and made a fool of himself and a bigger fool of all the fools who took his bull**** in.any fool knows that 911 was a demolition job.any fool knows that the christian and muslim worlds are inextricably linked otherwise why would these muslim nations be buying arms from the west and banking their fortunes in the west.why are we still having these stupid debates and discussions skirting around the real issues of media ownership,bank ownership,secre t organizations and secret societies,the REAL ORIGINS AND HISTORY of these two religions that seem to cause so much slaughter and misery in the world to name but a few.Time to wake up and move on to establishing TRUTH and RIGHT on the planet.It really is TRUTH that will set us free.Be TRUE to yourself and change the world.Let's elevate this forum to something more meaningful than anonymous egos commenting on the lying trivia laid out for us to follow like sheep and make this forum one of real education and progress.God bless Bradley and save him from the oppressors.
 
 
+5 # corals33 2012-09-11 23:30
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do." -Samuel Huntington, Harvard Professor, "The Clash of Civilizations"

"A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property." Harold Laski

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The mainstream media, once tasked with the job of investigating government corruption and keeping elitists in line, has now become nothing more than a public relations firm for corrupt officials and their Globalist handlers.

So many Great Evils and Errors have arisen from bad observation and reasoning that it becomes a natural question to ask,
"How it comes to pass that (WO)MAN observes and reasons so badly, when THE Business IS,
TO Observe and Reason?"

DAVID CHRISTOPHER KELLY

A TRIBUTE

IF NOTHING ELSE
MY ONE REQUEST
IS LIVING JUST TO SEE
INJUSTICE DEAD
AND TORN TO SHREDS
FOR ALL ETERNITY

A SPECIAL WISH
FOR TRUTHFULLNESS
TO CLAIM THE VICTORY
AND JUSTICE SMILE
WITH HAPPINESS
FOR DAVID. C. KELLY
Uncle tom
(c)
 
 
+7 # RMDC 2012-09-12 02:51
Isn't it time to say that the mountains of evidence point to neo-con organization behind the attack on 9-11? How much more evidence is needed. The mass media is famous for never "connecting the dots" so I guess if they had a million pieces of evidence pointing directly to Cheney, Rumsfeld, Meyers, and other neo-cons as the master-minds of 9-11, they would never get to that conclusion because they are incapable of "connecting the dots."

It must be some kind of willful insanity to not be able to connect so many dots.
 
 
-4 # jodavwel 2012-09-12 08:44
BIN LADEN OR ISRAELI ZIONISTS. WHO DONE IT? NOT BIN L.
 
 
+1 # Gord84 2012-09-13 10:25
RE: A defense plan for the 21st Century. Click on this url to see what Bush and cronnies planned for the US. Read page 51 about needing a new Pearl Harbor:

http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf
 

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