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Is The Oregon Occupation Being Stage-Managed?
"Armed with my bullshit detector, and with full knowledge that many potential angry emailers have already stopped reading, I dive into the morass that is the #OregonOccupation".
|StopImperialism.org | January 8, 2016

Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, smiles as he arrives for a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after meeting with Harney County Sheriff David Ward Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Ward and two other Oregon sheriffs met Thursday with Bundy, the leader of an armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge and asked them to leave, after residents made it clear they wanted them to go home. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, smiles as he arrives for a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after meeting with Harney County Sheriff David Ward Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Ward and two other Oregon sheriffs met Thursday with Bundy, the leader of an armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge and asked them to leave, after residents made it clear they wanted them to go home. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

US and international media have been abuzz in recent days with the ongoing armed occupation at the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The social media space has been, quite predictably, polarized with many on the far right lionizing the armed occupiers as “patriots” and “heroes” defending a just cause in the name of “liberty.” Naturally many liberals and assorted leftists have condemned the occupation, pointing out both the relevant legal and historical issues at play here, including the vicious tradition of white militias in the US, the blatant disregard of environmental regulations, and much more that is well beyond the scope of this article.

But what has been missed by seemingly every pundit, left and right, who has chimed in on the Oregon occupation is the unmistakable stench of provocation. Simply put, something is off about this whole story, and it struck me from the first moment I read about what was happening, who was involved, and who wasn’t involved. Specifically, there are indications that this entire fiasco has been manufactured by either government agencies themselves or some other private forces for any number of reasons.

If this sounds like “conspiracy theory” to you, it should; I am here theorizing about a potential conspiracy [studio audience gasps]. While the media, academia, and other assorted handmaidens of the ruling class have conditioned many on the Left to recoil in horror at the mere mention of the word, the fact remains that conspiracies are everywhere, that the government and corporations are involved in them, and that refusing to question received narratives and facts for fear of being tarred and feathered as a “conspiracy nut” is precisely the sort of mindless twaddle that has become all too pervasive on the Left.

And so, armed with my bullshit detector, and with full knowledge that many potential angry emailers have already stopped reading, I now dive into the morass that is the #OregonOccupation.

Questions about the Key Players

While much can be said about Ammon Bundy, the son of Nevada rancher (and well known racist) Cliven Bundy, the real suspicion lies with three of the “activists” widely regarded as instrumental in organizing the occupation. By examining what is known and unknown about these three shady characters, a much different picture begins to emerge, one in which a publicity stunt-cum-armed occupation is less an act of protest, and more an act of provocation.

First up for scrutiny is Ryan Payne, an Army veteran and one of the spokespeople for the occupiers both in Oregon, and during the 2014 standoff at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Speaking of the ongoing Oregon occupation, Payne told the New York Times, “We will be here for as long as it takes…People have talked about returning land to the people for a long time. Finally, someone is making an effort in that direction.” Leaving aside the hilariously wrongheaded idea that public lands can be seized and given over to private landowners, and that that would somehow qualify as “returning land to the people,” it is Payne himself who deserves further investigation.
Ryan Payne former U.S. military intelligence officer, and both Bunker Hill, and Malheur standoff participant. (Photograph: Les Zaitz/AP)

Ryan Payne former U.S.
military intelligence officer, and both Bunker Hill, and Malheur standoff participant. (Photograph: Les Zaitz/AP)

Payne, who served in the US Army in Iraq from 2003-2005, is described in his Army Commendation Medal certificate as having performed “exceptionally meritorious service as a long range surveillance senior scout observer and assistance team leader” while being part of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion. It strikes me as curious, if not completely suspicious, that a young white veteran of military intelligence happens to have been part of both the Bundy Ranch standoff and the ongoing occupation in Oregon. But maybe I’m just paranoid, right? Maybe he’s just some right wing young veteran with an overzealous desire to effect political change. Well, maybe. But when you consider that this nobody from Nowhere, Montana has become one of the main participants of these two actions in Nevada and Oregon, and that he’s been at the center of nearly every aspect of both incidents, it should certainly raise some questions.

But don’t take it from me. Gary Hunt, a right wing, pro-militia blogger writing at Canada Free Press, had this to say about Payne, “[Payne provided] ‘meritorious service’ at Bunkerville[the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014], holding the chaotic mass of militia and molding them into a cohesive force.” That certainly does not sound like some Johnny-come-lately just trying to be part of some cool anti-government action. Instead, that sounds like an intelligence operator, someone coordinating actions and groups and maintaining operational security, among other responsibilities. In short, Payne appears from all indications to be a focal point of both episodes.

However, “molding the militia into a cohesive force” was not Payne’s only contribution to the 2014 standoff. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center report entitled War in the West:

After watching the [viral Cliven Bundy] video from his home in Anaconda, Montana, 650 miles away, Ryan Payne, 30, an electrician and former soldier who had deployed twice to the Iraq war, became enraged […] Payne left that day with another member of his militia, Jim Lardy, and drove through the night, a few sleeping bags in tow, burning up cell phones hoping to bring every militia member they could. On April 9 he sent out an urgent call for the militias to mobilize. ‘At this time we have approximately 150 responding, but that number is growing by the hour,’…Militia snipers lined the hilltops and overpasses with scopes trained on federal agents. What happened was not unplanned. As Payne later told the SPLC, he had ordered certain gunmen [sic] ‘to put in counter sniper positions’ and others to hang behind at the rance [sic]. ‘[M]e and Mel Bundy put together the plan for the cohesion between the the Bundys and the militia…. Sending half of the guys up to support the protestors…and keep overwatch and make sure that if the BLM wanted to get froggy, that it wouldn’t be good for them.’

According to Payne’s own words, and those of his supporters, there is certainly ample reason to suspect that this 30 year old veteran was more than simply a participant in this saga, but that he was one of the principal organizers of nearly every aspect of the event, from recruitment and media penetration to operational control. Payne’s message to his fellow right wing militia brothers certainly has the air of provocation as he suggests that they be prepared to lay down their lives in armed struggle against the federal government. “All men are mortal, most pass simply because it is their time, a few however are blessed with the opportunity to choose their time in performance of duty,” Payne explained in a thinly veiled threat of potentially lethal violence.

As I adjust my tinfoil hat, allow me to suggest that such words as those uttered by Payne reek of the tactics of agents provocateurs whose objective it is to incite violence in order to either discredit a particular targeted group or to effect a confrontation designed to escalate a given conflict. While impossible to say definitively, it seems just based on his words and deeds, that Payne has become what amounts to a coordinator of the militia movement. Whether he is still working for military intelligence, some other intelligence or law enforcement agency, or the FBI, it seems clear that Payne deserves far more scrutiny than the controlled corporate media has given him.

Interestingly, The Oregonian reported the following:

Among those joining Bundy in the occupation are Ryan Payne, U.S. Army veteran, and Blaine Cooper. Payne has claimed to have helped organize militia snipers to target federal agents in a standoff last year in Nevada. He told one news organization the federal agents would have been killed had they made the wrong move. He has been a steady presence in Burns in recent weeks, questioning people who were critical of the militia’s presence. He typically had a holstered sidearm as he moved around the community.

So not only is Payne one of the main coordinators and organizers of the occupation, he seems to also be doing double duty, acting as a liaison while obviously gathering intelligence about the participants, the non-participants, critical voices in the community, etc. Again, one could say he’s just a zealous right winger trying to help a cause. But when you combine the various threads of evidence about his background and his activities, my suspicions are certainly raised. It seems I’m not alone, as many commenters on right wing blogs use phrases like “plant” and “Fed shill” and “agent” when describing Payne. According to sources involved in the Bundy Ranch standoff, some were even accusing Payne of precisely that from the very beginning.
Blaine Cooper, formerly Stanley Cooper. Failed U.S. Marine Corp recruit and participant in the Malheur standoff.

Blaine Cooper, formerly Stanley Cooper. Failed U.S. Marine Corp recruit and participant in the Malheur standoff. (Photo: Facebook)

Then there is the man known as Blaine Cooper (given name Stanley Hicks) who poses on his Facebook page in military fatigues with sniper rifles and a veritable potpourri of other weapons claiming to be a “patriot” defending the rights of citizens. Cooper aka Hicks enlisted in the Marines in the Delayed Entry Program which allows prospective soldiers a year before they have to report to boot camp. However, according to US Marine Corps records, Cooper/Hicks never showed up. This failure to honor his signed commitment, coupled with more than a dozen arrests and convictions under the name Stanley Hicks, might account for why he changed his name to Cooper and reinvented himself as a self-styled militia leader.

Cooper/Hicks is well known on YouTube within right wing militia circles, with tens of thousands of views of his various videos. He has also falsely presented himself as a member of the Oath Keepers, another militia organization that has featured prominently in various exploits, including their much maligned visible presence in Ferguson, Missouri at the height of the protests over the murder of Mike Brown. Here is what Stewart Rhodes, a founder and President of the Oath Keepers had to say about Cooper/Hicks (see also here and here):

Actually, he [Cooper/Hicks] has never been a member of Oath Keepers. Being a felon, he is automatically disqualified and inelligible [sic] for membership in our org, nor has he ever tried to join. He has paraded around in an Oath Keepers T shirt, and misrepresented himself as being onr [sic] of us, and has used our logo without our permission in some of his idiotic crap he has done. He is a loose cannon retard and blow-hard…But he is not an Oath Keeper.

Interestingly, the Oath Keepers, along with a number of other militia organizations, have been quick to distance themselves from the Burns, Oregon occupation, and from the likes of Payne and Cooper. According to a statement on the Oath Keepers website, the organization disavows the actions of Payne, Cooper & Co., making clear that “In the Hammond case, there is no clear and present danger of the family being mass murdered, there is no stand off [sic], and the family has no intent of starting one … If you want to go protest, by all means do so … but do not allow yourselves to be roped into an armed stand off [sic] the Hammonds do not want.”

Similarly, the Oregon chapter of the Three Percenters, another right wing militia organization, released a statement on their Facebook page in which they explained that:

Unbeknownst to the Idaho 3%, Oregon 3%, it’s [sic] leaders, associations, rally participants, or the citizens of Harney County; these actions were premeditated and carried out by a small group of persons who chose to carry out this takeover after the rally [emphasis added]. The 3% of Idaho, 3% of Oregon, The Oregon Constitutional Guard, and PPN organizations in no way condone nor support these actions. They do not mirror our vision, mission statement, or views in regards to upholding the Constitution, The Rule of Law, or Due Process.

Also, check out this video from Cooper and read the comments which, aside from the standard anti-semitic nonsense, are littered with commenters accusing Cooper of being a liar, a plant, a provocateur, an agent:

Such strongly worded disavowals and condemnations indicate that Payne, Cooper, and their cohort are manufacturing this incident entirely. Whether or not the disagreement between the militias and the occupiers is purely a matter of tactics, or something more deeply rooted, including suspicions about the motives and connections of Payne and Cooper, this is a question for those involved in these groups. At the very least however, it seems that segments of the right wing militia movement are not exactly embracing these actions.
Jon Ritzheimer, organizer of the anti-Muslim Draw Muhammad cartoon ralley in Arizona in 2015, and one of the leaders of the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Jon Ritzheimer, organizer of the anti-Muslim
Draw Muhammad cartoon ralley in Arizona in 2015, and one of the leaders of the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Finally we come to the loathsome buffoon Jon Ritzhemier. If that name rings a bell, it should; Ritzheimer was the organizer and sponsor of the “Draw Muhammad” contest in Phoenix, Arizona which made national headlines. One important aspect of the protest outside a Phoenix area mosque which coincided with the contest was the fact that Ritzheimer was deliberately provoking both the Muslim community and the hardcore right wingers who participated in the protest. Ritzheimer described the rally as being “about pushing out the truth about Islam.” However, according to the event’s Facebook page (since deleted but quoted by the Washington Times), “This will be a PEACEFUL protest in front of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix AZ… Everyone is encouraged to bring American flags and any message that you would like to send to the known acquaintances of the 2 gunmen…People are also encouraged to utilize their second amendment right at this event just in case our first amendment right comes under the much anticipated attack.”

While Ritzheimer talked up his event as a “peaceful protest,” it’s quite clear that there was a not so subtle implied threat of violence, just as there was at Bunkerville, just as there is in Burns, Oregon today. The salient point is not that these are gun-toting lunatics, but rather that they are being lured into a potentially dangerous and violent confrontation by an individual whose intentions are suspect to say the least.

A further indication that Ritzheimer’s objective is provocation rather than protest is his outlandishly stupid, and incredibly irresponsible, “roadtrip” to New York where he planned to confront the Muslims of America organization which had referred to him as the “American Taliban.” What is particularly interesting is that Ritzheimer was in communication with the FBI throughout the trip until he allegedly cut off communication. How does an allegedly anti-government right wing activist spend hours talking on the phone with Federal agents? Perhaps, as some are likely to say, I’m reading too much into this. Well, the right wing militia types who have been suggesting that Ritzheimer is a provocateur might also be “reading too much into this.”

As well known patriot blogger and journalist Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire acerbically wrote in the lead up to Ritzheimer’s rally:

The net result of this elaborately staged event is that it may have opened the flood gates for some of America’s craziest paranoid and politically warped individuals to fall off the edge of reality altogether….“Come armed to march on the Mosque while holding-up cartoons of Mohammed” and wearing T-Shirts that say, “F*** Islam”…? Apparently the police and the FBI are cool with that. No safety risk? Really? Hmmm. Doesn’t that sound a little crazy? Not really, if you consider that this is probably a stage-managed event.

Cui Bono?

The question of motive is obviously front and center when considering the potential that the entire Oregon Occupation is being staged. Why would the handlers of these potential agents provocateurs want to do this? Here are some, but certainly not all, of the possible motives:

1Create a situation that is likely to escalate in order to then use it to justify everything from increasingly draconian anti-terror legislation (especially “domestic” terrorism) to potential dragnet policing of the radical fringes on both left and right. Nothing would justify a crackdown on radical environmentalists, armed self-defense organizations (be they Oath Keepers or the Huey P. Newton Gun Club), revolutionary communists and anarchists, and other such groups better than a nice, messy, dramatic event in Oregon.

2Use this event, and others like it, as a means of discrediting, dividing, and factionalizing not merely the right wing organizations, but all groups who see corporations and the State as the enemy. As communist writer and journalist Harriet Parsons correctly wrote in 1980:

The state’s tactics fall into two broad categories, spying and provocation… The government boasts that over 87% of the information on revolutionaries collected by the state comes from informants, members of organizations solicited by the police or people placed within a group to gather information. Once in the organization, the informants worm their way into key positions in order to have access to critical information about the leadership and tactical plans… In some cases, agents within will try to push the line of the organization to an incorrect position on the right or left so as to discredit the Party’s work among the masses… Excellent examples of this technique can be seen in the government’s disruption of the mass organizations engaged in the anti-war movement in the 1960s… FBI agents often offered to supply dynamite and weapons to the radicals to encourage terrorist action which would raise public sentiment against them and make them vulnerable to legal prosecution.

3Manufacture some sort of heroism or martyrdom on the part of the occupiers in order to promote right wing extremist ideology which will appeal to an increasing segment of the population, particularly in light of recent developments ranging from the ascendance of Trumpism to the ongoing economic breakdown of the middle class. In doing so, the ruling class then ‘lances the boil’ of activism and revolutionary energies, directing them to fascistic, nationalistic dead ends rather than to a genuine mass movement centered on the rights of working people and the poor. In other words, social engineering.

Naturally there are likely many other possible motives for manufacturing the sort of fiasco that is unfolding in Burns, Oregon. Whatever the true motives, one thing is clear: what’s happening in Oregon is dangerous, unproductive, and dare I say, counter-revolutionary.

I should note that, as if it weren’t already plainly obvious, I’m not a supporter of right wing militia groups in the US, though I do share some of their concerns in regards to the police state and the corporate entity called the US Government. Nor am I a fan of that nebulous thing called the “Patriot Movement,” riddled as it is with anarcho-capitalist claptrap, radical libertarian pseudo-politics, racism, xenophobia, and outright fascism.

However, that aside, it is important to separate what’s real from what’s manufactured. There are real people with real grievances and a genuine desire to roll back the fascist police state in this movement. It is precisely such activists who are the REAL target of the Oregon occupation, and along with them, so too are any radical activists who want to use direct action to effect change.

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a civilian review board would investigate this case.

that is why they have subpoena power


January 14, 2016 | Russ Baker
Boston Globe Freaks Over Jeb’s Accidental Deep Politics

Here’s a slightly complex one with a very simple message:

The Boston Globe just ran an item implicitly questioning the judgment of a Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush. The basis? The PAC ran an ad featuring Ben Swann, a newscaster who has doubts about the official Boston Marathon Bombing story. The Globe has no beef with the ad itself, which like many others takes Marco Rubio to task for missing Senate votes. Instead, it is who is shown mentioning Rubio’s record that has the Globe up in arms: a newscaster who has publicly expressed skepticism about the Boston Bombing, along with 9/11 and several mass shootings:

In 2013, while working for Cincinnati Fox-affiliate WXIX, Swann suggested that the FBI knew about the Boston Marathon bombing before it happened — even questioning if the government recruited and trained the perpetrators. On his YouTube channel later that year, Swann raised the notion that the FBI executed Ibragim Todashev, a suspected friend of the Tsarnaev brothers.

The Globe refers to Swann as “a Boston Marathon bombing conspiracy theorist.”

The paper contacted the Super PAC for an explanation, and it dodged that “bullet.”

The Globe of course never actually says what is wrong with questioning the version promoted by the FBI and government, nor addresses the huge number of known anomalies with the official account. Instead it relies on cheap McCarthyist tactics of discrediting anyone simply because they do not easily fall into line with what we’re told to think.

Highly unlikely but…. Could Jeb Bush’s supporters be so desperate to save his dying campaign that they are even willing to seek the support of the very demographic that believes his family, their cronies, and the military industrial complex fully capable of almost anything to maintain and consolidate power? Or, in this case, regain power?

Almost certainly not–most likely the Ben Swann item on Rubio was just one the advertising people ran across, and grabbed. But if there were more to it, the irony would be tremendous.

In any case, anything of depth on this would totally be lost on the Globe. Pity the poor, simple, traditional media. They miss everything, and make a big deal out of nothing.

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FBI Agents Pose As Militia, Harass Locals

Jan 18, 2016

Chris Briels just quit his job in disgust.

Briels was the Fire Marshall for Harney County, Oregon last week but resigned after being told to “back off” after he blew the whistle on the activity of the FBI.

As the standoff in Oregon escalates, the FBI reportedly sent in undercover agents to pose as “militia” members.

The agents were seen lurking around the local armory and then caught harassing locals – still posing as out-of-town militia.

The former fire marshall held an impromptu press conference to announce his resignation and report the events that occurred since reporting the activity of the FBI to local judge, Steve Grasty:

“I’ve been told by Steve to distance myself from this committee of public safety. I’ve been told that we don’t know what we’re doing. I’ve been told that my life is in danger. I’ve been told all kinds of things. I will not be told what to do. I have my own mind, and I will use my own mind, not somebody else’s,”

It appears the FBI has used the tactic successfully as the mainstream media has reported that members of the standoff in Oregon have been harassing townspeople.

Here’s a video of Briels’ press conference:

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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference

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** Draft Agenda for 1/27/15 Teleconference

(ET)/5pm (PT) Teleconference # 1-218-895-6835 Access code: 9112001#

Greetings all,

Wednesday evening's teleconference will feature the second in our series of debates. The subject of this second forensic exercise is a bit different from the first: Was a large plane destroyed at the Pentagon? Making his second appearance arguing the affirmative position will be Wayne Coste, PE, coordinator of 9/11 Truth Outreach (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=e5570b60b8&e=91763ac879) . roomfordebate The negative position will be defended by not one, but two partisans: Craig McKee, of Truth and Shadows fame (and not to mention hard-working secretary of our teleconference) and Adam Ruff, member of We Are Change, LA, known to many for his Citizens' Investigation Team promotional interviews.

Both sides have submitted illustrated position summaries to which reference will be made in the course of the debate. Teleconferencers are urged to download these for advance reading, as well as for following the opponents' arguments as presented. Wayne's can be downloaded or read here (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=da825efdff&e=91763ac879) and Craig's and Adam's here (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=08c32a424d&e=91763ac879) . Here's the format for this debate, with the affirmative going first and the negative closing in each segment. Each side will have:

4 minutes REBUTTAL
2.5 minutes SUMMARY

We'll reserve 20 minutes following the debate for Q & A/ comment from other teleconference participants -- responses or replies will be limited to 1 minute each to assure full participation. After listening to the entire debate, you are asked to vote on which (if any) side prevailed at this site (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=e8aa51b39b&e=91763ac879) . Hopefully the audio recording of the debate will be availableat this link (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=3581c84c21&e=91763ac879) for those unable to join us on Wednesday evening, or for anyone who would like to review the event. Responses to the survey will be collected for one week after the teleconference.

Ever on the lookout for tentacles of the criminal Deep State, we'll hear a report from Richard Sacks, of Lost Arts Radio (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=48d387ac26&e=91763ac879) , on the mysterious spate of deaths of holistic doctors, where the common thread was providing a natural FDA-opposed supplement to help those damaged by a mysterious protein called nagalase that some researchers suspect may be introduced by vaccines.

Last but not least, Cat McGuire will give us a brief synopsis of conspiracy classic Dr. Mary's Monkey and gauge interest in our reading the book in advance of a Q and A session with its author, Ed Haslan.

Don't miss this highly informative teleconference --- we'll see you Wednesday night!

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I Roll call/minutes approval (draft minutes copied below)/agenda approval (5 min)

IIA Formal Debate: "Proposed: A large plane was destroyed at the Pentagon" [Wayne Coste, PE] (affirmative) vs. [Criag McKee / Adam Ruff]] (negative) (40 min)

IIB Q & A / Comment (questions and responses limited to 1 minute each) (20 min)

III Third round debate challenge? (5 min, if any)

IV Targeted killings of holistic researchers? [Richard Sacks] (10-15 min) / Q & A / discussion (10 min)

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VII Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time):

* 28 pages campaign
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* The 9/11 Crash Test
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* Deep State crimes in the news

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This article was written today by Matt Connolly.
He is a retired prosecutor .
As a young lawyer in the 1960,s he tried to stop
the integration of Boston Schools by forced busing.

He believes FBI agents created the Boston Marathon bombing.

Do Secret FBI Records Prevent Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack Victims From Being Compensated. The Need to Act Now.
January 28, 2016


The third anniversary of April 15, 2013, the date of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack (MTA) will soon be upon us. The clock to bring suit against those who may be liable for the damages caused by the attack is ticking away. That attack saw the death of three individuals, the severe maiming of hundreds others, and injuries of varying types to thousands more. The enormity of the action by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is well-known; what is not known is the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in bringing it about.

The FBI will not voluntarily disclose its full involvement with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It is in its great interest not to be embarrassed by it; and also in the interest of the Government not to have it known. Imagine the extent of damages that our Government would be face if it were to be shown that the FBI’s actions or negligence were a direct cause of the bombing.

We have seen how generous the federal judiciary has been in handing out damages to people harmed by the FBI in the cases involving the victims of Whitey Bulger. More so have we seen it in cases involving the Mafia where four families were awarded more than 25 million each even though for two of them there was no basis for giving them anything.

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Brother of 9/11 Victim Hopes to Bring WTC Evidence to Court

"What could cause this range of recovered body parts from nearly complete to essentially 'vaporized'? Perhaps it was proximity to explosives?" - Matt Campbell

Matt Campbell Seeks Supporters for His Legal Campaign

UK citizen Matt Campbell lost his brother, Geoff, in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

In the ensuing years, Matt has been on a quest to find a route to justice for his brother's murder. He has helped expose the fact that the official story is incontrovertibly wrong - that hijacked planes and fires could not possibly be the sole reason for the destruction of the Twin Towers.

Specifically, he has educated government officials and the media by introducing them to the evidence supporting the theory of controlled demolitions. This evidence has been outlined by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth in its documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out, and in its booklet, Beyond Misinformation: What Science Says About the Destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7. Explosives explain the observed high-speed ejection - outside the footprint of the Twin Towers - of not only structural material, but also the remains of his brother.

Now Matt is pursuing a legal strategy to force a correction to the official story and bring some semblance of justice to his brother.

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‘Beyond absurd’: FBI and NYPD ‘interrogated’ man after he read online article about ISIS
Published time: 4 Feb, 2016 05:14

A New York art manager says he was interrogated twice by the New York Police Department and then the FBI over his reading material on the Islamic State. The article he read about ISIS appeared in an American magazine, The Atlantic.

“On Thursday, December 10, 2015, two NYPD detectives interrogated me in the hallway of my apartment building under the suspicion that I supported the Islamic State. I let the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force into my living room five days later so they could do the same thing,” Aaron Saltzman wrote in an op-ed piece in the Observer on Tuesday.

Saltzman, 27, told RT the interrogation with the NYPD lasted over 35 minutes, with detectives asking about a Jet Blue flight he took from Florida three weeks prior, what he did for a living, and what he did on the flight.

Then he said they got to the meat of the interrogation: “Were you watching videos about the Islamic State?” the detectives asked.

“At that point my heart just kind of dropped because it feels just beyond absurd,” Saltzman told RT.

Saltzman asked if they were accusing him of being sympathetic to the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL), and was told, “sir, we are just asking questions.”

Saltzman explained that he was a Jewish kid whose grandmother fought in Israel’s War of Independence, that he worked in music, and that he finally asked them if they were joking.

“Then it hit me…I was reading an article in The Atlantic [magazine] called ‘What ISIS Really Wants.’ A friend had sent it to me as one of the most important articles on the Islamic State…[describing] the rationale of what they believe…a very informative piece,” said Saltzman.

He had been reading the article on his computer, taking notes, while on the flight from Florida. The cover image for the story was a gunman pointing his gun to the sky, flushed in tones of orange, red and black. A passenger on the flight had seen it, got scared, and responded to law enforcement’s call of “If you see something, say something.”

Five days later, an agent from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force called Saltzman and asked to visit to him. They had similar questions to the NYPD but ended their interrogation by asking him, “Do you have any deep issues with the United States of America?”

Saltzman said he told them, “I am America’s biggest fan.”

Saltzman’s said his experience lead him to question whether he wanted law enforcement following up on tips, and whether he wanted his country to profile people, particularly Muslims, especially when most terrorism in the US is carried out by what he called “white fanatics.”

“But this wasn’t profiling by a government agency,” he added. “This was someone on an airplane so painfully scared, so unnerved, that they see someone …reading an article…and thought that warranted calling in the authorities.”

Saltzman’s experience is not the first instance of alarm over terrorism at airports or an airplanes.

In December, a Sikh attorney removing the tag on her hand luggage for easy access to her breast pump before she boarded a Delta flight caused an uproar with another


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Jailed extremist freed, becomes FBI informant

The Washington Post
Published: February 7, 2016

The way federal prosecutors told it, Jesse Morton was an inspiration for terrorists across the world. Through his Revolution Muslim website, they said, the New York City man provided justification for violence in the name of Islam, encouraged followers to support Osama bin Laden and advocated attacks on the writers of "South Park" in retaliation for their depiction of the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.

"Morton not only endangered the lives of innocent people," prosecutors wrote, "but he also contributed to the destruction of the very freedoms on which our society is based."

A federal judge in 2012 agreed that Morton deserved a harsh punishment, sentencing him to 11 1/2 years in prison. But less than three years later, the 37-year-old is out and being paid by the FBI, according to government records and an attorney who says Morton helped federal officials build a case against a client accused of trying to join the Islamic State.

Though police cooperators receiving sentencing breaks is hardly a novel practice, Morton's release is unusual in that, at least when he pleaded guilty, federal authorities billed him as particularly malevolent.

"We may never know all of those who were inspired to engage in terrorism because of Revolution Muslim, but the string of recent terrorism cases with ties to Morton's organization demonstrates the threat it posed to our national security," then-U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said in a statement at the time.

The exact details of Morton's release remain murky. A person familiar with the case, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss court matters that largely remain secret, said prosecutors sought to reduce his sentence because they believed he had been reformed and he had cooperated fully with investigators.

MacBride, who stepped down as U.S. attorney in late 2013 for a job in the private sector, said in a statement that he wasn't aware that the government had pushed for Morton's early release.

"I presume that they only did it because he offered substantial assistance to the FBI in other investigations," MacBride said. He said that although reductions in such cases were uncommon, they had happened in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2006 for three defendants who attended terrorist training camps, then helped in other cases.

Muslim leaders have long criticized the FBI's use of informants and its sometimes aggressive approach to keeping tabs on Islamic communities. Four U.S. Muslims alleged in a recent lawsuit that their names were put on the no-fly list as part of a heavy-handed effort to coerce them to work on the FBI's behalf. (That suit was dismissed late last year, but the men were taken off the no-fly list). The New York City Police Department agreed this year to settle lawsuits that alleged that Muslims were investigated and targeted for surveillance without good reason - agreeing to pay $2 million in attorney fees while admitting no wrongdoing.

Information about Morton's release and work as an informant spilled into public view Jan. 27, when he was identified by an alias in open court by an attorney for a man in Woodbridge, Virginia, who was charged last month with helping a friend try to join the Islamic State.

The attorney, Ashraf Nubani, said a man named Younus Abdullah, who had ties to the Revolution Muslim website, was a government informant in the case against his client, Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, 25. "Younus Abdullah" or "Younus Abdullah Muhammad" are aliases that Morton has long used.

Efforts to locate Morton, a father of two who has a master's degree from Columbia University, were unsuccessful. The Bureau of Prisons

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FBI’s new game battles violent extremism with goats
February 14, 2016 5:36 pm


Step side, Goat Simulator, “The Slippery Slope to Violent Extremism” has arrived. Brought to you by the FBI, this game teaches its youthful demographic the distorted logic of violent extremism, level by goat-galloping level at a time.

In “The Slippery Slope“, you play as a mountain goat, trekking your way past natural obstacles like rocks, hills and trees, or whatever the grey and green blocky obstacles are supposed to represent. Upon the completion of each level, which doesn’t take much longer than a few seconds, the player is rewarded with an example of “Distorted Logic”. These messages include “We must defend our traditions”, and “The use of violence is the only way to defend our beliefs,” and “our violent actions will result in a better future.”

It’s not as easy as it sounds, though, as our valiant mountain goat protagonist appears to have Link’s hover boots for hooves while running across petroleum slick grass. The controls are only the left and right keys, but steer your goat too extremely and you’ll run into obstacles and shatter into dozens of cubic wooly fragments.

Regardless of whether or not you are able to complete the game without expending all of your lives, the messages of the game that follow each level will roll across the screen. This series of messages is a part of the FBI’s site “Don’t be a Puppet,” designated to the fight against violent extremism. This site is meant to educate the youth of America on the dangers

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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference

** wtc7   pentagon

** Draft minutes for
February 24, 2016

March 22, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call


Final minutes for the Wed., February 24, 2016 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Adam Ruff, 9/11 researcher
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, The Smoke Curtain
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Robin Hordon, World Peace Through 9/11 Truth
Tim Michael, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Richard Sacks, Lost Art Radio
Dan Hennen,  AE911Truth
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Dwain Deets, San Diegans for 9/11Truth
Andy Steele, AE911Truth
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
Ed Haslam, author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey
Cheryl Curtiss, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Ned Delaney, 9/11 Grassroots
Clay Caldwell, Pennsylvania 9/11 activist
Xander Arena, Arizona 9/11 Studies and Outreach, Arizona State University

The minutes of the January 27, 2016 conference call were APPROVED

The agenda was amended to allow Andy Steele time to respond to Dave Slesinger’s comments about AE911Truth. The amended agenda was APPROVED.

Dr. Mary’s Monkey presentation
Cat McGuire announced our guest speaker for the call, Ed Haslam, the author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey. Haslam gave a fascinating presentation on the contents of the book.

Expansion of debate length
It was agreed that the April 27 debate between Barbara Honegger and Craig McKee/Adam Ruff on what happened at the Pentagon on 9/11 would be the only item on the agenda for that call. The decision was made to increase the time for the debate itself to up to one hour with questions and discussion of up to 30 minutes.

Survey regarding teleconference
Facilitator Ken Freeland asked teleconference participants to respond to the survey (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=01809bcf9c&e=91763ac879) on the subject of whether changes should be made to the scheduling or frequency of future teleconferences.

Debate topics
Ken Freeland raised the possibility that other topics could be debated on future calls. Dave Slesinger proposed a debate on whether AE911Truth has become an “encrusted bureaucracy.” As of this writing, no one has offered to take the negative position.

Aviation details
Because of the length of the call, Robin Hordon agreed to postpone his presentation on aviation issues related to 9/11 but he was given a few moments to introduce the topic.

Complaint about AE911Truth
Dave Slesinger offered critical comments about AE911Truth’s policy of denying others access to the contact information of petition signatories. Andy Steele responded on behalf of AE911Truth.

* Dave Slesinger asked if anyone would be willing to work with him in approaching Professor Zdeněk Bažant of Northwestern University who has written papers supportive of the 9/11 official story. Wayne Coste said he is trying to get the American Society of Civil Engineers to retract four papers that are not scientifically valid, and he would also like help with this.
* Cat McGuire asked that participants support Newsbud, a new alternative news outlet being started by Sibel Edmonds, James Corbett, and others. Newsbud can be supported financially by going to the Kickstarter fundraising page. http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=7aa773a84a&e=91763ac879
* Barbara Honegger announced that she has tentatively decided to run for Congress in the 20^th Congressional District, California, on a 9/11 truth ticket. She would be running against Jimmy Panetta, son of former CIA director Leon Panetta.

Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:05 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. PST

Audio of the February call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=be8bf08d70&e=91763ac879 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by March 26. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.

March 23 2016

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March 25 2016

Former Israeli Intel Operatives Run Security at Brussels Airport

March 23rd, 2016 by Kevin

But wait, there’s more.

Via: sott.net:

The aviation and general security services firm ICTS handles security operations at Brussels airport, the scene of a bomb attack yesterday morning.

This will not, however, be the first time that ICTS has come under scrutiny for possible security lapses leading to a ‘Muslim terror attack’.

As the provider of security services to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and United Airlines and US Airways, the firm’s security system was criticized for somehow allowing erstwhile ‘underwear bomber’, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to “slip through” and board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to Detroit with explosive materials on Christmas day 2009.

But ICTS’ security faux pas’ don’t end there. In December 2001, they somehow managed to let deranged shoe bomber Richard Reid, onto his Miami-bound flight in Paris, and this was after ICTS had cleared Reid through security at Amsterdam airport on a flight to Tel Aviv in July 2001 for what was apparently an all-expenses paid week-long trip to the Israeli city.

ICTS also somehow missed several of the alleged 9/11 hijackers who allegedly flew out of Boston’s Logan airport on September 11th 2001. ICTS also handled security for London’s bus network during the July 7, 2005, ‘suicide’ bomb attacks. In fact, two of its subsidiaries, ICTS UK and ICTS Europe Systems, are based at Tavistock House, Tavistock Square in London, scene of the London Stagecoach bus bombing that day.

That’s quite a record, all in all.

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‘Mason’ Present at Brussels, Paris and Boston Terror Attacks

March 23rd, 2016 by Kevin

Don’t look at me. I just work here.

Via: Metro:

A teenager who survived the Brussels airport attack was a block away from the Boston Marathon finish line at the time of the bombing and was in Paris on November 13 last year.

Mason Wells, 19, was hit by shrapnel when the bombs, which were hidden in suitcases, detonated. He ruptured his Achilles tendon and suffered second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands.

Remarkably, Mason, a Mormon missionary, also survived the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and the Paris attacks last November.

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Paul Craig Roberts: Update on the Boston Marathon Bomb Case
March 29, 2016 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Tags: | Print This Article

Update on the Boston Marathon Bomb Case
Paul Craig Roberts
Movies are used to set official stories in stone, and a movie is going to be made about the heroic capture of a badly wounded 19 year old kid, not old enough to buy a beer, who, despite being shot up and severely wounded, is alleged to have written a confession in the dark on the side of a boat under which he was hiding to escape execution. Apparently, the 10,000 troops who violated the US Constitution and searched the houses of a shutdown Boston without warrants are going to be credited for “saving America from terrorism.” http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2016/03/08/crews-preparing-southfield-for-shooting-marathon-bombing-film/iol7OIhjAJR8lvhI74AhqO/story.html?s_campaign=8315
I find it difficult to believe that a shot-up kid, who had to be put into intensive care when he was discovered, who was hiding from execution under an upturned boat, spent what little energy and life force he had left writing a confession in the dark on the inside of a boat. What convenient instrument to write with did he happen to have on hand?
Why would we believe assurances of such an unlikely confession from the same lying government that assured the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction justifying a multi-trillion dollar invasion that destroyed a county? We know for a fact that Saddam Hussein most certainly did not have weapons of mass destruction as President Bush later admitted, and even if he had, such possession is no justification for illegal US aggression that destroyed a country. Why would we believe a government that assured the world that Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, which we know for a fact was Washington’s made up excuse for invasion?
One wonders how much the Boston Marathon Bombing movie makers have been paid for setting the official story in stone. As one correspondent asked: “I’m wondering how they are going to portray Boston cops as heroes as they kill the older brother and then surround an unarmed teenager who is hiding under a boat. They start firing…they put a bullet through his face but the damned kid won’t die! Heroic Senator John McCain then explains how Miranda rights don’t apply in his case. Suddenly it’s discovered that while hiding in the boat he’s written a confession on the inside of the boat with a Sharpie…”

The Boston book includes a chapter by Paul Craig Roberts

John Remington Graham has 48 years of legal experience as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor. An aunt of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is herself an attorney in the Russian Federation, requested John Remington Graham to assist her in making an amicus curiae intervention in the federal district court in Boston. Mr. Graham has since written to the US Attorney General about conflicts between the government’s evidence and the guilty conviction. After 3 months, he has received no answer, an indication that the US Department of Justice has no interest whatsoever in what appears to be a wrongful conviction carrying a death sentence.
Mr. Graham brings us up-to-date on what has the appearance of judicial murder of another innocent in order to serve the secret agenda of the military/security complex. “America is under attack,” so we need a police state to protect us and more money for wars abroad that take the lives of massive numbers of innocents, while economic conditions at home drive the American people deeper into the ground.
Here is John Remington Graham’s statement of the miscarriage of justice:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Not Guilty
John Remington Graham
The government of the United States has prosecuted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the knowledge that its evidence proves he is not guilty.

On August 17, 2015, Paul Craig Roberts published an account of the amicus curiae intervention by Maret Tsarnaeva, paternal aunt of the accused and a lawyer resident in the Russian Federation, before the federal district court in Massachusetts in the infamous prosecution of her nephew Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on an indictment charging him with detonating a pressure-cooker bomb on Boyston Street in Boston on April 15, 2013, causing death or injury to many persons. Mr. Tsarnaev was sentenced to death on June 17, 2015. Dr. Roberts’ account was published widely in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia. The report quotes verbatim from pertinent documents made part of public record by court order. The link to the said report is http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/17/fbi-evidence-proves-innocence-accused-boston-marathon-bomber-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/.

While a number of other serious anomalies in this prosecution have been noted by highly qualified observers, the most decisive and indisputable facts of public record are these: From evidence at the scene of the explosions, the FBI crime lab definitively established on April 16, 2013, that the culprits, whoever they were, carried large, heavy-laden black backpacks concealing pressure-cooker bombs.
This information was not a mere temporary investigative hypothesis, but was incorporated into the indictment returned on June 17, 2013, and was part of the government’s case going into trial.


On April 18, 2013, the FBI identified the culprits from a private street video, showing the brothers Tsarnaev on Boylston Street prior to the explosions. Two still-frames from this street video were used in FBI posters advising the public of the identity of the suspects. These two still-frames do not clearly portray what these young men were carrying on their backs. But a third still-frame from the same street video shows Dzhokhar from the rear, carrying over his right shoulder a small, light-weight, white backpack, with no bulging or sagging as would have appeared if he had carried a heavy pressure cooker bomb as claimed by the FBI and alleged in the indictment. Because the white backpack Dzhokhar carried is not the black backpack carried by the accused bomber as stated in the indictment, Dzhokhar stands excluded as a suspect and is necessarily not guilty as charged.

Alleged confessions or statements of self-incrimination introduced against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are disproved by the findings of the FBI crime lab and the street video used by the FBI to identify the culprits. In other words, the street video shows that the backpack carried by Mr. Tsarnaev does not match and has the opposite characteristics of the backpack which the FBI crime lab determined was carried by the guilty party. Therefore, no alleged admission of guilt by Dzhokhar can be true.
In a criminal case, if the prosecution attempts to prove that the accused or a co-conspirator admitted wrongdoing, but objective evidence in the possession of public authority indicates that the accused did not commit the crime, the admission is worthless. The objective evidence stands, and the finding must be not guilty.

Widely published photographs reveal that, near the crime scene, at or about the time of the explosions, there were men in military-style jackets, pants, boots, and hats with identical logos carrying large black backpacks that matched perfectly the findings of the FBI crime lab. But these men were not investigated, questioned, or charged. The presence of these individuals was never mentioned during the trial of Mr. Tsarnaev.

Instead, Dzhokhar’s court-appointed lawyer forcibly told the jury he was guilty, although, as she well knew, FBI-generated evidence proved that Dzhokhar, at the time and place of the explosions, was carrying a backpack totally different from the backpack that the FBI proved was carried by the guilty party.

On January 7, 2016, as directed by Maret Tarnaeva, I sent a petition to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States who is now the legal custodian of Mr. Tsarnaev. This petition describes and includes key exhibits of public record, and requests her to intervene in the case in order to prevent wrongful conviction and execution. The attorney general is obligated to intervene under rules of legal ethics promulgated by the American Bar Association that are universally accepted throughout the United States.
The governing principle is that a public prosecutor must refuse to charge, or must seek dismissal of an accusation, when evidence in the possession of public authority shows that there is no probable cause, or that probable cause, once established, no longer exists or ceases to be credible. This principle has been faithfully observed in our time by Cyrus Vance Jr., state district attorney in New York City, in the prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn when it was discovered that the main witness against the accused was a con artist trying to shake him down, and also by Jim Mattox, attorney general of Texas, once it was learned that guilty pleas of Henry Lee Lucas were false in light of undeniable, objective evidence.

Federal prosecutors, court-appointed counsel for the accused, and the major news media are aware of the basic facts here outlined; yet, acting together, they have misled the general public, and managed to convict an individual obviously not guilty. The attorney general of the United States has been duly advised of the situation but has failed to do anything about it or even to acknowledge or reply to my letter.
John Remington Graham of the Minnesota Bar (#3664X).


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running ahead
April 6, 2016 Uncategorized dirty bomb, false flag, news, prodrome, radioactive, running ahead, social engineering, television
running ahead

Are we in what is known as a prodromal period?

A prodrome is defined within the confines of medicine — http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/prodrome — and by extension disaster mitigation — as the early phases of the onset of a incident, event, attack or disease.

In this case, I speak specifically of the advent of a “dirty bomb” incident, likely as a false flag of some sort.

The signs and symptoms are:

a radical uptick in the mention of such an event on the myriad of police/crime/homeland security oriented TV shows (count how many of them there are);

the increasing number of drills being run on TV shows and perhaps in the real world;

the increasing mention that security of nuclear installations (power plants, bomb-holding facilities and the like) gets, with the notable obvious inclusion of events and locales in Europe and especially in Belgium;

the increasing mention that the “enemy du jour” — in this case ISIS/ISIL — wants to acquire nuclear materials for the creation of a “dirty bomb”;

recent changes in the footing of military organizations’ abilities and structure; etc.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News:

The brothers behind this week’s Brussels bombings also spied on a top nuclear researcher and hoped to build a so-called “dirty bomb,” an expert involved in a probe into ISIS threats told NBC News on Thursday. Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui were responsible for planting a hidden camera outside the Belgian researcher’s house, according to Claude Moniquet, a French former intelligence official who was hired to investigate potential plots targeting Europe’s nuclear sector. This camera produced more than 10 hours of film showing the comings and goings of senior researcher at a Belgian nuclear center and his family. “The terrorist cell … naively believed they could use him to penetrate a lab to obtain nuclear material to make a dirty bomb,” Moniquet, CEO of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center privacy consultancy said. The researcher worked at a center which stored a “significant portion of the world’s supply of radioisotopes,” according to the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. These isotopes are used in hospitals and factories around the world but can also be used to make a so-called “dirty bomb” — a device that could spread radioactive material across a wide area.


Keep in mind the patterns of attack and timing that have been prevalent in the past among the usual suspects/location for false flag eventuality; drills are an obvious sign, as are subtle or sudden evacuation of localities, shifts in business practices, and the like.

Keep in mind that the most devastating impact of a dirty bomb is not the explosion, nor even the radiation, as awful and potentially deadly as they seem, but the economic impact and induction of chaos that must stem from the required extensive, expensive clean-up and their impact on the economy of the affected area.

Keep in mind the use of such events for purposes of ‘punishment’, social engineering, or political herding.

Keep in mind the political season we are in and the calendar of forthcoming political events.

Here are five mentions of the topic within the last week (note that a search at Google News using the phrase returned over 800,000 such items):







Last year , “Israel built and exploded so-called “dirty bombs,” explosives laced with nuclear material, to examine how such explosions would affect the country if it were to be attacked by the crude radioactive weapons….”


Making Music with radiation


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Deep History and the Global Drug Connection, Part 1

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FBI’s “Shared Responsibility Committees” to Identify “Radicalized” Muslims Raise Alarms

Apr. 9 2016, 11:46 a.m.

The FBI’s plan to enlist community leaders in “Shared Responsibility Committees” all across the country with the goal of identifying “radicalized” individuals is raising alarm among civil rights activists.

The Shared Responsibility Committees, known as SRCs, “are expanding the informant program under the guise of an intervention program, which it is not,” said Abed Ayoub, legal director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

The FBI’s ideas is to have social service workers, teachers, mental health professionals, religious figures, and others interdict young people they believe are on a path towards radicalization. The program was first revealed last November, and while details remain scant, it is widely believed to have been developed along the lines of similar “anti-radicalization” programs in the United Kingdom.

The FBI did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Experts acknowledge the need to have options beyond sending young people to jail for making threatening statements. The committees purport to offer such an option, by allowing members to offer non-binding recommendations to law enforcement about whether certain individuals should be arrested or offered rehabilitation for their alleged radicalization.

But critics say that despite the FBI’s benign characterization of the SRCs, the proposal amounts to nothing more than an expansion of already existing FBI informant programs. The committees “would be doing the work of the FBI, gathering information. This initiative failed in the U.K., it’s not like this is a new idea,” said Ayoub.

The U.K. program called “Channel” has b

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Rifles on campus: College police forces add firepower

April 11 2016

University of Georgia police officers patrol the campus in Athens, Ga., with a semi-automatic rifle April 27, 2009. Federal data and Associated Press interviews and requests for records reveal that at least 100 college police agencies have added rifles over the past decade. (John

Once a rarity on campuses, semi-automatic rifles are becoming a standard part of the arsenal for college police forces — firepower they say could make a difference the next time a gunman goes on a rampage.

The weapons are rarely seen in public and often stashed away in cruisers or at department headquarters, and many schools won't talk about them. But federal data and Associated Press interviews and requests for records reveal that over the past decade, at least 100 U.S. college police agencies, and probably many more, have introduced rifles or acquired more of them.

The arms buildup has raised tensions on campuses, with debates over the need for such weaponry flaring at schools like Boston's Northeastern University, the University of Maryland and Florida State. A similar outcry over police use of military-style gear erupted in 2014 after the violence that broke out in Ferguson, Missouri.

Police say rifles offer more firepower, longer range and greater accuracy than handguns.

"A bad shot with a rifle is better than a good shot with a handgun," said Skip Frost, who until February was deputy chief of police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which offers a semi-automatic rifle to every officer.

Some colleges have made the weapons available to SWAT-type units of officers who respond to risky situations; some have issued the guns to patrol officers. Either way, police are authorized to take

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SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING: David Bowdich, key player in terror probe, heading to D.C.

April 9, 2016


David Bowdich, the FBI’s highest-ranking agent in Los Angeles and a key figure in the San Bernardino mass shooting investigation, is leaving California to become the third-highest ranking officer in the bureau.

“It came up a few months ago,” Bowdich said Saturday afternoon, as he was out walking his dog, a day after packing up his office.

FBI Director James B. Comey invited him out to Washington in February, he said, and offered him the associate deputy director position.

“He felt we had managed to get where we needed to go at that point” with the investigation into the Dec. 2 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, which left 14 dead and 22 wounded.

“He said, ‘Look, you can support it from here, and have greater impact on the organization,’ ” Bowdich said. “I’ve been very focused on the families and


FBI to join Marines during upcoming training
April 11 2016

The Marine Corps is warning of "significant noise" this Friday as the FBI joins Marines to detonate 15 200-pound charges.

There will also be training each day this coming week:

Monday, April 11 – Demolitions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12 – Demolitions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13 – Demolitions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 – Demolitions are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 15 - From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Marine Corps explosives ordnance disposal experts, FBI Explosive Unit and Special Agent Bomb Technicians will detonate 15 explosions, with intervals of approximately 10 minutes each. Each of these disposal detonations will consist of 200-pound charges.

Residents in the proximity of MCB Quantico Range Management operations will hear these detonations. Depending on atmospheric conditions, some of these detonations can produce significant noise.

All questions regarding training should be directed to the Quantico Public Affairs Office at (703) 784-2741/2742.

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Tsarnaev Judge Did Not Practice What He Preaches


The U.S. District Court judge who presided over the trial of convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seems to have forgotten crucial details about the jury pool he interviewed during voir dire. Why do I seem to remember more about this aspect of the trial than the presiding judge?

When I heard that Judge George O’Toole would be speaking at Boston College, I was intrigued, as the case against Tsarnaev is still pending appeal. I wondered if he would reveal new details about the cases over which he presided. Instead, he spoke more generally, waxing poetic about the responsibility of the court to ensure defendants a fair trial.

In setting a high bar for trial judges, O’Toole said that the first requirement for fairness is a jury pool that represents a cross-section of the community. He asserted that randomly selecting jurors for voir dire — the part of the trial where prospective jurors are questioned by the judge and competing attorneys — is the best way to guarantee such a jury.

This immediately caught my attention. Because what actually happened at the Tsarnaev trial presents a very different picture from the ideal that O’Toole painted for the conference’s attendees.

The almost all-white jury that O’Toole impaneled to render judgment on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev offered a stark contrast to the judge’s own prescription for fairness.

Of the initial pool of 1,373 potential jurors summoned in the original trial, all but 64 were disqualified from consideration, and only one of the 64 was black, according to a Boston Globe article.

When I asked Judge O’Toole about this lack of diversity considering his opening statements about the importance of ensuring diversity, he responded that he didn’t think the numbers I cited were right.

“We can’t say that’s the only number of people that could have been qualified, there’s no point going further when we had enough [potential jurors] to serve our needs” O’Toole said “You can’t say that only 64 people out of 1300, or whatever, were able to do it. I don’t think that’s an accurate assumption,” he added.

Indeed, more than 64 could have qualified to serve on the jury, but that’s not what I had been trying to address. The reality is, out of those 64 people who were chosen to serve on the jury, all but one had been white. Why did Judge O’Toole dodge my question on a technicality?

O’Toole presided over the hearings and interviewed each juror in person. Could he truly have not noticed that the overwhelming majority of the jurors were white? Could he have forgotten this already? After all, it was the most high-profile case of his career, and the bombing happened just three years ago.

Journalists attending the trial certainly took note of the jury pool’s racial composition. Andy Thibault, a legal writer and researcher who attended some of the voir dire (and contributed reporting to WhoWhatWhy), noted in an interview with WGBH, “The most striking observation is that there have been so few people of color. So that whenever there is a person of color called during voir dire there is a great flutter of Twitter activity.”

“I would estimate that there have been fewer than six black, dark skinned people” Thibault said. “Well, just on the element of people of color, you probably wouldn’t get fewer unless you went to Scandinavia or something.”

Could O’Toole have done more to ensure a more diverse jury for the defendant? Tsarnaev’s lawyers may argue that very point in the appeal phase currently underway. Last January, Tsarnaev filed a motion for appeal, which is still pending. If granted, Tsarnaev will receive a new defense team. The defense also filed a motion arguing that the jury failed to fulfill the fair-cross-section constitutional requirement.

Perhaps a more minority-representative jury would have greeted the prosecution’s case with some healthy skepticism. For example, had a Muslim served on the jury, the government’s misrepresentation of Islam would not have flown under the radar.

Remember FBI Special Agent Steven Kimball’s testimony about the background photo on Tsarnaev’s private twitter account, in which he claimed that it showed the holy city of Mecca? In fact, the city depicted in the photo was the Chechen capital of Grozny. Kimball also misidentified an innocuous quote from the Quran that Tsarnaev tweeted, presenting it as a quote from Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda spokesman who was killed in an American drone attack in 2011.

I also remember the government’s dedicating an entire day of testimony to discussing a black flag below which Tsarnaev had been photographed — a banner that most reporters identified as a “jihadi” flag. The flag is actually a Shahada flag that muslims use to declare their belief that Allah is the one God.

Were these blatant mischaracterizations clumsy mistakes, or were they intentional? As WhoWhatWhy reported during the trial in 2015, the prosecution’s attempts to

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“So we have Jeff #1 with only nine fingers but with his legs blown off below the knees; Jeff #2 with all ten fingers but with his legs blown off above the knees; and Jeff #3 with ten fingers but no legs at all! And the media missed this?”


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Ironically (or not), it appears Meng used to live at 3_4 Ocean Drive in Revere, virtually the same address for the Saudi national that was arrested after the bombing. However, Meng doesn't live there anymore and that Saudi was released, wasn't he? Is it me or is the Boston area the smallest world, like, ever? Men

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draft agenda for Wednesday 27 April teleconference        
9/11 Truth and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference

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Greetings all,
We're excited to announce that British filmmaker Tony Rooke plans to join us for Wednesday's teleconference to discuss his recent film Incontrovertible. This 9/11 truth video is uniquely scripted to appeal directly to first responders, such as police, firemen and other local emergency professionals. (The film can be viewed in its entirety at its website (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=b005484e23&e=91763ac879) ). Jonathan Mark will give us a detailed summary of his local effort, here in the US, to use this film as a vehicle for disseminating 9/11 truth to local first responders, a possible templat e for other local 9/11 truth groups.

Two contributors to the recently published book And Nobody Died in Boston Either, edited by Jim Fetzer, are no strangers to our Teleconference. Craig McKee and Sheila Casey will give us a brief overview of this book, together with a more detailed account of the chapter contributed by each of them.

I'll follow up with brief review of Lance deHaven-Smith's Conspiracy Theory in America, and propose it as a group-reading exercise for a future book discussion, given its useful theoretical and historical approach to reframing false-flag operations and other Deep State events as "state crimes against democracy."

We'll hear from Lynn Bradbury and others about a recent contretemps in the 28 pages campaign, and close with an analysis of the CITGO security cameras by Wayne Coste, PE. Wayne has provided this pdf file (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=0265d25360&e=91763ac879) for the reference of participants.

We hope many of you will be able to join us for this informative teleconference.


Ken Freeland


I Roll call/minutes approval (draft minutes copied below)/agenda approval (5 min)

Incontrovertible and local outreach to first responders [Jonathan Mark, with special guest Tony Rooke] (25 minutes for presentation and discusion)

III And Nobody Died in Boston, Either -- book review by co-contributors [Sheila Casey, Craig McKee] / Q & A (20-25 minutes)

IV Brief review of Conspiracy Theory in America by Lance deHaven-Smith, and proposal for group reading of this book. [Ken Freeland] (10 minutes including discussion)

VI 28 pages campaign issue [Lynn Bradbury and others] (5-10 minutes)

VII Analysis of the CITGO security cameras [Wayne Coste, PE] / Discussion (15 min)

VIII Announcements

IX Adjournment



Honoring John Judge        

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Married FBI agent murders his pregnant informant lover
Family Seethes


Posted: August 12, 1990
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Before depositing the nude body of his pregnant lover and informant in a weed-covered ravine,

He later confessed to strangling in a fit of "uncontrolled rage," did not deter Putnam from hiding his crime.

By his own account, instead of turning himself in, Putnam called his wife, Kathy, methodically cleaned the blood out of his blue Ford Tempo rental car and then lied repeatedly to Kentucky State Police investigating Smith's June 8, 1989, disappearance.

A year late

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* DXer Has Requested The Army To Remove The Inapt (B)(2) Redaction Identifying The 3 Notebooks Bruce Ivins Once Reported Missing

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 30, 2016


Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: *** 2001 anthrax attacks, *** Dr. Bruce Ivins, *** FBI anthrax investigation, Foia redaction | 5 Comments »

* The Army Has Wrongfully Redacted Under (B)(2) Information Relating To Transfer Of The Ames Strain Used To Murder 5 People In Fall 2001

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MAY 11, 2016 | JAMES HENRY
Important New Info on Boston Marathon Bombing

Tamerlan Tsarnaev  Photo credit:  Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Dave Newman / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
WhoWhatWhy has discovered that the FBI secretly flagged at least one of the “Boston Marathon bombers” as a terrorist threat in his immigration records, despite publicly denying it had done so.

This designation existed right up to the time the bombs went off at Boylston St. on April 15, 2013.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s heavily redacted immigration records, known as an A-file (alien file), were released in February under the Freedom of Information Act and posted online by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). FOIA has a “frequently requested record” provision where multiple request for the same record triggers a “reading room” (posted online) treatment of the records. WhoWhatWhy was one of those requesters.

For context, it’s important to note that soon after the bombing, uncomfortable questions were raised by WhoWhatWhy when it became clear the FBI had long been aware of Tsarnaev. Even some of the mainstream outlets, which almost uniformly have accepted the government’s version of events, couldn’t ignore this reality.

The Bureau steadfastly maintains that it determined the elder Tsarnaev (who died in an altercation with police three days after the bombing) was not any kind of a national security threat. It also denies ever having asked him to be an informant.

And yet a shadowy program used by the feds to keep individuals deemed a “national security concern” from obtaining citizenship looks like the reason Tsarnaev’s naturalization application was held up — to the very moment of his death. This program is called the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP).

Significantly, CARRP is also used to manipulate foreign nationals (mostly Muslims) to do the FBI’s bidding by — ironically — flagging them as a “national security concern,” according to an extensive ACLU investigation into the program.

Reeled in by CARRP?
So, what is the significance of holding Tsarnaev’s naturalization application under CARRP?

It would mean that, by definition, the FBI had not ruled out whether Tsarnaev was a  “Known or Suspected Terrorist” (KST) by the time of the bombing.

A KST is a designation under CARRP automatically given to anyone listed on the terrorist “watch list,” which Tsarnaev most certainly was. A lower threat level, or “non-Known or Suspected Terrorist” (non-KST), can also be labeled a “national security concern” if certain “indicators” are present.

There’s also a good possibility that the FBI wasn’t worried about him at all. Instead a ”false” or trumped up KST designation and subsequent delay was used as leverage to get Tsarnaev to play some “informant” role. In FBI parlance, the word “informant” encompasses a wide range of roles — both official and unofficial — that an individual might be asked to perform.

The FBI, as a matter of policy, does not confirm or deny whether an applicant has been subjected to CARRP. And the Bureau almost never confirms or denies whether an individual was asked to become an informant.

Notably, however, the latter policy was ignored when it became patently obvious to observers that Tsarnaev fit the archetypal informant profile: young male Muslim, native speaker from a geopolitically important area, citizenship applicant, with minor legal troubles (which can provide even more leverage over a potential recruit). So, the FBI broke its own policy by explicitly denying they ever pushed him to be an informant.


There are two key documents in Tsarnaev’s A-file.

One is a “Naturalization Applications Routing Slip.” This is an internal routing sheet used to track the movement of files through USCIS.

The other is a copy of an e-mail from USCIS’s Fraud Detection & National Security (FDNS) Directorate instructing an Immigration Services Officer. It instructs the officer to “de-schedule and place in suspense” Tsarnaev’s naturalization application.

Both documents use the CARRP acronym. Taken together, it’s clear that Tsarnaev’s application wa

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First 7 Students Graduate with Newly Created Minor in Homeland Security

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the State University of New York in Albany.

The first seven students graduated with a newly created minor in homeland security and other emergency fields at a New York state college, the Washington Times reports.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that the students may play an important role in responding to emergencies that range from terrorism to extreme weather.

The first academic year at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity




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Nichols says bombing was FBI op
Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plo

Published: Wed, Feb. 21, 2007, 12:00 a.m. MST

The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others. However, one congressman who has investigated the bombings remains skeptical of Nichols' claims.

The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.

Potts was no stranger to anti-government confrontations, having been the lead FBI agent at Ruby Ridge in 1992, which led to the shooting death of Vicki

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Meryl Nass MD is a friend in Maine.
I met her by inviting her to a meeting of activists
who had their homes burnt down by the FBI.
Other people attending the meeting included
Earth First member Mike Vernon, attorney
activist Russ Christensen, author Mitch Lansky.

Unable to attend were Abby Shahn, daughter of
artist Ben Shahn ,activist /Green Party candidate for Governor Nancy Oden.


Here is an article just posted by Dr. Nass.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Why did the DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Lab produce a 2015 study suggesting that anthrax was NOT used as a bioweapon in Rhodesia's civil war?

Rhodesia is no more, having been renamed Zimbabwe after it became a majority-ruled black nation in 1980. Rhodesia was a British territory before 1965, when the 5% white minority seized control to preclude Britain granting majority rule.  A civil war ensued, with the two sides divided by race.  By the war's end in 1980, the black "guerrilla" "terrorist" "communist" side had been attacked with chemical and biological weapons including organophosphate "nerve gas," rat poison, cholera, anthrax and arguably other chem-bio agents.

I was first to publicly identify this anthrax epidemic, which killed at least 182 people and affected 10,000, to be an act of biological warfare, in 1992.  Subsequently much literature (scientific, historical and memoir, originating from Zimbabwe, South Africa, the UK and US) has amplified the evidence base and added details, though much remains hidden. Of interest, this confirmatory literature includes a report from the US Naval War College and US Air War College, and a book and related episode of BBC TV's Panorama.  The history of anthrax biowarfare in Rhodesia seemed incontrovertible.

US DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory takes aim at this history, misses widely

I was forwarded a report produced in 2015 by a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), disputing that the Rhodesian anthrax epidemic was due to biological warfare. The study was published by LLNL, rather than in a peer-reviewed journal, yet it required considerable resources to produce. The report ran to 43 pages and 56 footnotes.

To make the case the epidemic occurred naturally, the report's author, Stephan P Velsko, employed a method he termed "opinion calculus," by which he transmuted the actual facts of the epidemic into opinions and (often incorrect) assertions. He then assigned weights to the opinions and assertions (the weights being his opinions) and used a mathematical construct, Dempster-Shafer theory, to impart a scientific veneer to the gobbledygook calculations.

Unable to marshall any evidence to support his conclusion that biological warfare did not occur, Velsko jettisoned all the existing evidence to instead favor the absence of evidence, claiming,  "Many items of evidence that have been proffered over the years are shown to be nearly irrelevant to the final conclusion, while the absence of certain expected types of evidence plays a critical role in the assessment." 

Here are three examples of Velsko/LLNL's arguments:

1.  Although anthrax cases were required to be reported in Rhodesia, Velsko disputes the meaning of the huge size of the epidemic, suggesting it was inflated by poor quality reporting.  While reporting rates for any rare disease always increase as doctors become more familiar with it, Velsko never mentions the fact that the Rhodesian event remains, by far, the largest anthrax epidemic in world history.

2.  Velsko denies that the epidemic jumped from district to district in a geographic and temporal pattern unknown to other anthrax epidemics, twisting the history. He claims instead that the epidemic was localized to one epicenter, with nearby peripheral cases caused by transport of meat.  In order to make this claim, he omits the considerable evidence of when and where cases occurred.

However, I previously recorded the dates and locations of cases using Zimbabwe's public health records and other sources.  Below is a new photo of the map I annotated in 1992 with multicolored stars for reported anthrax case locations, and numbers of cases, where known.  Some of the stars have gone missing, but it should be obvious that cases were identified widely within Zimbabwe's borders (marked in yellow).  Visible, but more difficult to see, are the case numbers which, despite Velsko's claims, were considerable from east of Harare to northwest of Bulawayo. Additionally, the star colors indicate the temporal movement of the epidemic to new areas over a 2 year period, a feature unique to this epidemic.

3.  Velsko challenges the validity of an ex-Rhodesian intelligence officer's report, simply because anthrax spores were referred to as "spoor." Velsko writes, "the mistaken use of the term “spoor” instead of “spore” leads one to suspect that the author of the letter did not have direct experience with B. anthracis, and was at best quoting others."  However, "spoor" is the correct term in the Afrikaans language (spoken by the white Afrikaaners of South Africa) for spore, and in common use to denote anthrax.  While I don't expect Velsko to know Afrikaans, his argument encapsulates the confluence of ignorance and flawed reasoning that characterize the entire report.

Although I could go on about the misleading claims and suppositions in this "study," the real question of interest is why did the DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a storied federal center for studies of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, including anthrax, choose to dispute that anthrax biowarfare took place in Rhodesia?  Why now, 37 years after the event, and 23 years after my paper was first published?

Velsko is a math and microbial forensic guy who has written on techniques for establishing the forensic origin of disease.  He has also written on the anthrax letters, and on scientific validation in microbial forensics.  I don't think he is a fool.  Is he a knave?

Did Velsko/LLNL simply choose to experiment with a new technique, and picked the Rhodesian anthrax epidemic to study, randomly?  If so, why choose a technique that heaps guesswork on guesswork, while ignoring the available data?  That ain't science and I'd wager Velsko knows it.

Why was this report written?

The report's conclusion, that Rhodesia's anthrax epidemic was probably a natural occurrence, may be the first volley of an effort intended to alter history.  Why would a US government lab want to do this, unless the US government had some involvement in that history?

Here's another scary possibility:  the US government finds itself stymied by the existence of a method that can distinguish whether an epidemic is deliberately caused, or a natural occurrence.  A major reason to use a biological weapon is that the resulting epidemic will be assumed to be natural, and go undetected as an offensive act.  A further reason to use a biological weapon is that it is almost impossible to detect who did it.  [Consider the anthrax letters attack and that we still lack proof of their perpetrator.] Velsko and LLNL know this:  this is their field, after all.

Might Velsko and his employer LLNL/DOE/USG be trying to weaken the scientific underpinning of biowarfare epidemic analysis, an analysis that could be used outside US Government-approved channels, to make the investigative techniques appear much softer and less reliable than they really are? Might this be an effort to prevent their future use to detect a biological weapon attack?

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Orlando shooter’s Florida-based father claims to be president of Afghanistan and is pro-Taliban. Seddique Mateen was one of the many mujaheddin that came over to the U.S. in the 80s, courtesy of Reagan. His son, Omar Mateen, worked for GS4, the former CIA- and FBI- linked Wackenhut. Just like Uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev, who was married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, the CIA’s top liaison with the jihadis of Asia and the Middle East, Orlando, like the Boston Marathon, has CIA and FBI written all over it.


Ron Orovitz (Cincinnati)

To put things in perspective, the latest mass murder does not come close to surpassing what remains the worst of its type: the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire of May 28, 1977, in Southgate, KY, where 169 died. Though still officially regarded as an “accident,” it was mass murder – a mob hit – as demonstrated in the now out of print book by Robert Webster, Beverly Hills Supper Club : The Untold Story of Kentucky’s Worst Tragedy -I haven’t read it, but the case is convincingly made in a recent Real Deal episode (# 195).

Since of course the arguments are already being rolled out for gun control in the wake of the carnage in Orlando, these opportunists need to be told to shove it. Much, much worse can be done without guns -simply an afternoon of prep work by some mob hired “electricians” led to a body count not even surpassed by the Oklahoma City bombing (just shy by one). Until 9/11/01, it was the single worst case of mass murder in U.S. history, though unacknowledged as such.



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June 14-15, 2016 — BREAKING. EARLY EDITION. Orlando shooter’s father has definite CIA links. The link between Orlando and Boston is spelled C-I-A 


Jun 13, 2016

When the FBI drops an investigation of a potential terrorist, it’s because the CIA orders them to.


http://www.blacklistednews.com/ORLANDO_SHOOTING_DAD_A_LONGTIME_CIA_ASSET {Daniel Hopsicker] 


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Gunman Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead and 53 wounded before he was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members. Sources told Channel 9 Monday that law enforcement could possibly make an arrest in the next few days of someone who allegedly helped the Orlando gunman carryout the mass shooting inside Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people on Sunday.


It is now confirmed that in addition to two investigations and two interviews, Florida terror suspect Omar Mateen was also approached by “informants” working for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a period of 10 months. New York Daily News in their article, “FBI spied on Orlando gay club terrorist Omar Mateen for 10 months in 2013: FBI Director James Comey,” would admit (emphasis added): Mateen first appeared on authorities’ radar in 2013 after the security guard’s colleagues alerted the FBI to inflammatory statements he made to colleagues claiming “family connections to Al Qaeda,” according to Comey.


As mainstream media headlines begin to solidify around the narrative a single shooter was responsible for the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, details calling the now-official story into question must be addressed. While no doubts can be raised Omar Mateen, indeed, played a role in the attack, eyewitness accounts — while varied and certainly subjective, considering the chaos unfolding at the time — don’t unanimously agree he acted alone.


As more and more evidence emerges regarding the mass shooting in an Orlando gay club that resulted in the death of at least 52 people and many more injured, signs are increasingly pointing toward the possibility of a false flag operation. Already, a number of points lend credence to those who might suggest that intelligence agencies more so than desert-dwelling terrorist organizations are responsible for organizing and directing the attacks.


“Founded in 1994 [by Hillary Clinton, Kristine Marcy and Janet Reno], DOJ Pride serves as the Department of Justice’s recognized organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) employees and allies. DOJ Pride works with agency leadership to identify and address key issues and areas affecting DOJ’s LGBT employees. We offer regular social events and brown-bag lectures featuring leaders and experts in fields affecting the LGBT community. We also serve as a resource for current and prospective employees. Finally, we recognize and celebrate LGBT accomplishments and leaders both inside and outside the Department in our annual Pride Month Celebration and Award Ceremony.”

“Mission and Charter


DOJ Pride is the recognized organization for all Lesbian, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgend employees and allies in all DOJ Offices, Boards, and Divisions; the ATF, BOP, DEA, FBI, USMS, OJP, and USAO; and contractors in any of these components. The general purposes of DOJ Pride shall be:

to identify and address issues particularly affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender employees of the Department; to support the Department in the development and implementation of effective policies and practices for the elimination of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in all Departmental activities; and to serve as a resource and point of contact for its members, for those seeking or considering employment with the Department, and for other interested individuals or groups.

Anyone seeking more information should contact the DOJ Pride President, whose contact info is available here.


There is hereby established, in accordance with the following provisions, an association of employees of the United States Department of Justice (the “Department”) to be known as Department of Justice Pride (“DOJ Pride”).

I. PURPOSE DOJ Pride’s general purposes shall be: A. To identify and address issues particularly affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees of the Department; B. To support the Department in the development and implementation of effective policies and practices for the elimination of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in all Departmental activities; and C. To serve as a resource and point of contact for its members, for those seeking or considering employment with the Department, and for other interested individuals or groups.”



Effort comes ahead of ‘LGBT Pride Month’ declared by Obama

Published: 05/24/2013 at 9:15 PM


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The Department of Justice is demanding its employees affirm homosexuality and the broader LGBT agenda.

This week, the DOJ mailed an internal two-page document, titled “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Manners,” to DOJ managers in advance of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month,” LifeSiteNews.com reported.

Obama designated June as “pride” month in a presidential proclamation May 31, 2011.
The document, which was emailed to DOJ managers, was produced by DOJ Pride, an independent DOJ employee association.

Get Jerome Corsi’s scorching new exposé of the American Civil Liberties Union, “Bad Samaritans: The ACLU’s Relentless Campaign to Erase Faith From the Public Square” WND can find no similar “sensitivity brochure” distributed by DOJ that emphasizes the First Amendment religious freedom rights of Christians employed by who object to LGBT lifestyles on the grounds of their religious beliefs. The document poses a possible conflict of interest. The current president of DOJ Pride is an attorney employed in the DOJ office responsible for hiring and firing attorneys and adjudicating cases involving DOJ whistleblowers.

DOJ advances LGBT agenda The document requires DOJ employees to express active support of alternative LGBT lifestyles in a series of “DO” and “DON’T” statements.

Among the admonitions are the following:

“DON’T remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.”

DO use a transgender person’s chosen name and the pronoun that is consistent with that person’s self-identified gender.

DON’T use words and phrases like “gay lifestyle,” “sexual preference” or “tranny” that are considered by many as offensive.

DO deal with offensive jokes and comments forcefully and swiftly when presented with evidence that they have occurred in the workplace.

DO speak to employees, including LGBT employees, about their experiences at work, and solicit their ideas for how to make the workplace more inclusive.

DO consider coming out of the closet if you are LGBT and not out at work. The presence of visible LGBT managers communicates that your office is open and accepting.

Established in 1994, DOJ Pride is an association formally independent of the Department of Justice, with voting membership in DOJ Pride open to any DOJ employee, former employee, individual contractor or employee of a contractor “who is interested in the association’s interests and goals.”

A DOJ Pride brochure specifies, “DOJ Pride works to make the Department [of Justice] a model employer of LGBT individuals.”

The DOJ’s distribution to managers of the DOJ Pride document implies that those who fail to actively support LGBT lifestyles are in violation of DOJ employment policy, perhaps to the point of losing their jobs or promotion opportunities.

The DOJ Pride document makes no mention of God or of the possibility that DOJ managers or employees might have a personal objection to LGBT lifestyles that that is protected by the First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and expression.

In a WND commentary, Matt Barber wrote that the “lawless administration is now ordering federal employees – against their will – to affirm sexual behaviors that in every major religion, thousands of years of history and uncompromising human biology reject.”

Conflict of interest?

Computer experts have examined the metadata in the computer file for the DOJ Pride document and discovered the author was Marc Salans, the president of DOJ Pride.

Salans also serves as the assistant director in the DOJ Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, or OARM, which is responsible for hiring all lawyers at Justice.

The DOJ website also identifies OARM as “the Department’s adjudicative office in FBI Whistleblower cases.”

This suggests Salans also is authorized to oversee the qualifications of lawyers hired by DOJ and adjudicate the cases of any whistleblower attempting to make public disclosure of alleged DOJ improprieties.

DOJ encourages LGBT hiring on the DOJ website, a statement regarding “diversity policy” puts “gender identity” on a par with other discrimination criteria that have been identified by the Supreme Court as being applicable under the 14th Amendment.

The relevant paragraph of the DOJ diversity management policy statement reads:

We value diversity in our workforce and embrace the cultural and demographic dimensions of our country. We work diligently to attract and retain a workforce that represents the range of personal and professional backgrounds, and experiences and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. This includes persons of varying age, ethnicity, gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, political affiliation, socioeconomic and family status, and geographic region.

DOJ further interprets Executive Order 11478 as requiring an affirmative action policy that applies to the LGBT community.

DOJ has also established Special Emphasis Programs that includes an aim to hire and support “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender applicants and employees in various categories and occupations and in all organizational components through the department.” The Special Emphasis Program clearly states: “DOJ enhances diversity to Include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals.”

The DOJ website also includes a page in the “photo gallery” to report on the LGBT Pride Month Program conducted by DOJ on June 6, 2012. The website also features the text of a speech Attorney General Eric Holder gave at the event.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/doj-forces-employees-to-affirm-gay-agenda/#jHOtJUYth1YilLZr.99”

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Wikileaks will publish ‘enough evidence’ to indict Hillary Clinton, warns Assange



“… My hope is that the next time when the imperial propaganda machine presents us all with a tear-jerker “outrage” or “terrorist attack” nobody will email me to ask my opinion about it because none of us will care very much (even if it happens close to our homes). I hope that we will be focused on the real horrors of our times, like the 40 million Americans who have been victims of child sexual abuse or the 45 million of Americans who are currently living below the poverty line. Terrorism is really an illusion created by our rulers to blind us to our condition. Ignore it. Keep your attention focused on reality!”

The Saker







Terrorism and G4S: Was Orlando Another False Flag?

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Kevin Ryan

The shooting event in Orlando on June 12th demonstrated features that were present in numerous recent terrorist acts. For example the suspect was quickly killed and the official account immediately attempted to blame the attacks on Islam. However, as with most terrorism in the U.S., the suspect Omar Mateen had suspicious links to the FBI. He also worked for a company with connections to prior terrorist events.

Like many of the suspects in recent terrorist events, Mateen was well known to the FBI. In fact the Bureau had interviewed him several times and had evaluated his potential for terrorism on at least three occasions. This fact is noteworthy considering that both before 9/11, and since then, FBI leaders appear to have facilitated many terrorist acts.

Although U.S. authorities claim that Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS “in the midst of the attack,” Mateen’s family were surprised at the claim that he had any connection to a radical terrorist group. In fact, they said he was not particularly religious.

Some have wondered why Mateen posed in several selfies wearing clothes bearing the insignias of the New York Police Department (NYPD). Although the NYPD has denied any relation to the shooter, Mateen’s employer, G4S, has some interesting links to previous terrorist events. And it benefits from terrorism.

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Posted on June 13, 2016 by Carl Herman

By guest author, Thomas Paine. Washington’s Blog has previously documented false flag attacks are a usual expression of government to manipulate policy (site search results on false flag).

The Huffington Post Bloggers Club is offering up to $25,000 for hard evidence that the June 12 Orlando massacre was staged (consider here, here).

The attack fits the same pattern observed dozens of times over the last several years; in particulars, the summary execution of the suspect and disbelief of those who knew him best, including his family.

Yet again, the timing of the attack combined with the demographic of the alleged victims and the demographic of the alleged gunman, dovetail too well with the domestic and geopolitical agendas in Washington. The Orlando shooting is simply perfect for at least six top priorities of the Obama regime:

push the Gay agenda,

repeal the Second Amendment,

justify Orwellian surveillance,

embolden the police state,

fan hatred of Muslims,

intervene on behalf of terrorists in Syria while pretending to fight them,

distract from the most influential American Muslim of all time: Muhammad Ali.

We seek documents, videos and other material showing that actors rehearsed this incident and/or the alleged victims are not real people. What ever you have, we are interested. You don’t have to identify yourself, encryption is fine and we can pay in bitcoin.

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June 13-14, 2016 — Modern Puerto Rico is a CIA creation 


Jun 12, 2016

CIA, FBI, US Navy, and AID all played a role in continuing Puerto Rico’s semi-colonial status.


Hillary’s Obscene Reaction to the Orlando Shootings

by John V. Walsh / June 12th, 2016


“… overall reporting of contemporary terror events is stage-managed… . Indeed, we would be poorly served to confuse genuine journalism with the government and corporate media’s stark promotion of these increasingly surreal and doubtful incidents.”




Gay Gun-Rights Group Encourages LGBT Community to Arm Itself


“Pick on someone your own caliber.”








Posted by Michele Kearney at 10:43 AM 


“… So if the carnage in Orlando is real (and I haven’t yet seen any indications that it isn’t) how might it have been produced? The two obvious possibilities include:

(1) Professional killers i.e. multiple shooters may have done the damage and/or assisted the patsy, as appears to have been the case in many other false flags including the Fort Hood shooting, the Batman theater shooting, the Sikh Temple shooting, and the more recent Paris and San Bernardino shootings. Robert David Steele remarks: “Multiple shooters are detected by proper forensics on all bullet paths and all spent rounds. I doubt responsible forensics will be done (if 50 real bodies) am pretty sure that if it were, it would identify multiple weapons not found on the scene from the spent round signatures. This is all way too pat.”

(2) The patsy may have been given the equivalent of special forces training, perhaps with the aid of MK-Ultra style hypnotherapy, obviating the need for professional assistance.

Of course, it’s always possible that yet another Muslim-named super-terrorist just appeared out of nowhere and decided, for unfathomable reasons, to stage a murderous PR stunt that would erase “Muhammad Ali Week” from the public mind and help Netanyahu resist the international push to force Israel to withdraw from the Occupied Territories.

But though it’s still to early to know for sure, the above-cited circumstantial evidence suggests that we should place the Orlando nightclub shooting in the “strongly suspected false flag” category.

Courtesy of Robert David Steele….”

More, including a video, at http://www.abeldanger.net/2016/06/former-cia-false-flag-director-david.html#more 








MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

Creepy and disgusting

“WITNESS Says at LEAST TWO GUNMAN were Shooting at the PULSE club”. First thing I thought when I heard the story was that the number of killed and wounded was far too high for one shooter in a location from which people could flee. While taking time out of his busy schedule to make a phone call to pledge allegiance to ISIS! And wasn’t the reported ‘hostage situation’ resolved awfully quickly and easily?

This is sadly stupid, but demonstrates how easy it is to fool Americans and thus why the authorities are getting so sloppy (see also Paris and San Bernardino): “Poor Obama! It is so clear that this is Islamic terrorism.”

The NYPD-shirt selfies indicate a cop wannabe toiling as a security guard, easily motivated by a promise of a real cop job, and included in the larger operation as the identified Muslim patsy. He wasn’t told his job was to die at the scene and be the focus of all the Islamophobic attention.

“5 Reasons to Question the Official Story of the Orlando Shooting”. The very weird father whose hobby is being President of Afghanistan reminds me a little bit of Uncle Ruslan.

“Sitora Yusufiy, Omar Mateen’s Ex-Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know”

“His use of Dari, instead of Pashto, the language of Pashtuns, was another strange element of his presentation, given that he is discussing issues of Pashtun nationalism.” Dari is Afghan Farsi.

“By stressing accused Orlando shooter’s Muslim name, Trump can gain upper hand on Clinton — Michael Oren”. Helpful, if entirely unneeded, hints for Trump.

“Donald Trump: Is this why the controversial Republican candidate keeps winning?” This quasi-science is all fine and well, but the fact remains that American government policies – neo-liberalism and the Wars For The Jews – are literally killing Americans in the 99%.

“Jewish and Zionist Influence at the Council on Foreign Relations”

“Nuland to Congress: We Spend $100 Mil a Year Trying to Destabilize Russia (Video)”

“Why Are So Many Bankers Committing Suicide?”

“Why a Leave Vote May Not Result in a Brexit” Ha!

“The Creepy and Disgusting Way Neo-Nazi Groups Are Targeting Jewish People on Social Media”

“Allen Dulles’ “Indonesian Strategy” and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy”:

“Poulgrain adds significantly to our understanding of JFK’s assassination and its aftermath by presenting new information about George de Mohrenschildt, Lee Harvey Oswald’s handler in Dallas. Dulles had a long association with the de Mohrenschildt family, going back to 1920-21 when in Constantinople he negotiated with Baron Sergius Alexander von Mohrenschildt on behalf of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. The Baron’s brother and business partner was George’s father. Dulles’s law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, “was virtually the front desk for Standard Oil.” These negotiations on behalf of elite capitalist interests, in the shadow of the Russian Revolution, became the template for Dulles’s career: economic exploitation was inseparable from military concerns, the former concealed behind the anti-communist rhetoric of the latter. An anti-red thread ran through Dulles’s career, except when the red was the blood of all those whom he considered expendable. And the numbers are legion.

“It was through Standard Oil that a link existed between Dulles [who controlled the Warren Commission] and de Mohrenschildt, and this should have been brought to the attention of the Warren Commission but was not made public when Dulles had so prominent a role.” Poulgrain argues convincingly that De Mohrenschildt worked in “oil intelligence” before his CIA involvement, and that oil intelligence was not only Dulles’s work when he first met George’s father, Sergius, in Baku, but that that “oil intelligence” is a redundancy. The CIA, after all, is a creation of Wall Street and their interests have always been joined. The Agency was not formed to provide intelligence to US Presidents; that was a convenient myth used to cover its real purpose which was to serve the interests of investment bankers and the power elite.

While working in 1941 for Humble Oil (Prescott Bush was a major shareholder, Dulles was his lawyer, and Standard Oil had secretly bought Humble Oil sixteen years before), de Mohrenschildt was caught up in a scandal that involved Vichy (pro-Nazi) French intelligence in selling oil to Germany. This was similar to the Dulles’s brothers and Standard Oil’s notorious business dealings with Germany.

It was an intricate web of the high cabal with Allen Dulles at the center.

In the midst of the scandal, de Mohrenschildt, suspected of being a Vichy French intelligence agent, “disappeared” for a while. He later told the Warren Commission that he decided to take up oil drilling, without mentioning the name of Humble Oil that employed him again, this time as a roustabout.

“Just when George needed to ‘disappear’, Humble Oil was providing an oil exploration team to be subcontracted to NNGPM – the company Allen Dulles had set up five years earlier to work in Netherlands New Guinea.” Poulgrain makes a powerful circumstantial evidence case (certain documents are still unavailable) that de Mohrenschildt, in order to avoid appearing in court, went in communicado in Netherlands New Guinea’s in mid-1941 where he made a record oil discovery and received a $10,000 bonus from Humble Oil.

“Avoiding adverse publicity about his role in selling oil to Vichy France was the main priority; for George, a brief drilling adventure in remote Netherlands New Guinea would have been a timely and strategic exit.” And who best to help him in this escape than Allen Dulles – indirectly, of course; for Dulles’s modus operandi was to maintain his “distance” from his contacts, often over many decades.

In other words, Dulles and de Mohrenschildt were intimately involved for a long time prior to JFK’s assassination. Poulgrain rightly claims that “the entire focus of the Kennedy investigation would have shifted had the [Warren] Commission become aware of the 40-year link between Allen Dulles and de Mohrenschildt.” Their relationship involved oil, spying, Indonesia, Nazi Germany, the Rockefellers, Cuba, Haiti, etc. It was an international web of intrigue that involved a cast of characters stranger than fiction, a high cabal of the usual and unusual operatives.

Two unusual ones are worth mentioning: Michael Fomenko and Michael Rockefeller. The eccentric Fomenko – aka “Tarzan” – is the Russian-Australian nephew of de Mohrenschildt’s wife, Jean Fomenko. His arrest and deportation from Netherlands New Guinea in 1959, where he had travelled from Australia in a canoe, and his subsequent life, are fascinating and sad. It’s the stuff of a bizarre film. It seems he was one of those victims who had to be silenced because he knew a secret about George’s 1941 oil discovery that was not his to share. “In April 1964, at the same time George de Mohrenschildt was facing the Warren Commission – a time when any publicity regarding Sele 40 [George’s record oil discovery] could have changed history – it was decided that electro-convulsive therapy would be used on Michael Fomenko.” He was then imprisoned at the Ipswich Special Mental Hospital.

Equally interesting is the media myth surrounding the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, Nelson’s son and heir to the Standard Oil fortune, who was allegedly eaten by cannibals in New Guinea in 1961. His tale became front-page news, “a media event closed off to any other explanation and the political implications of his disappearance became an ongoing tragedy for the Papuan people.” To this very day, the West Papuan people, whose land was described by Standard Oil official Richard Archbold in 1938 as “Shangri-la,” are fighting for their independence.” [Emphasis added by Ed.]

“US Southcom Operation “Venezuela Freedom”, American Strategy to Overthrow the Maduro Government”

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June 10-12, 2016 — Did the CIA murder Senator John Tower?

John Tower was going to become a nightmare for the Bush 41 presidency, so he had to be eliminated.

PDF: Madsen on Tower

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CBS NEWS June 16, 2016, 5:16 PM
Gun store owner: We called FBI before Orlando shooting

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. -- The co-owner of a Florida gun store says his employees contacted law enforcement before the Orlando shooting after gunman Omar Mateen attempted to purchase body armor and ammunition.

Robbie Abell, co-owner of Lotus Gunworks, said Thursday his workers had a gut feeling about Mateen when he came to the store four or five weeks ago.

Family of AR-15 creator says it's not for civilians
Mateen asked for level 3 body armor, according to Abell, but was told the store didn't carry it. He then made a phone call and spoke in Arabic before asking for bulk ammunition, but employees did not sell it to him.

Abell told reporters "we contacted FBI direct" after Mateen left the store but he did not elaborate on how investigators responded. He believed his employees did what they should have done, Abell said.

Law enforcement officials have told CBS News at this point, they have

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June 18, 2016UncategorizedBernie Sanders’ national address, Clinton collusion, CyberWar, Foreign Service versus Assad, Homeland Security guidance on active shooter scenarios, Israel at the UN, Obama’s migrants, Orlando, Pete Rose, precedent

June 17-19, 2016 — FBI caught scripting Orlando shooting case


Jun 17, 2016

Mateen was more than known to the FBI and CIA.


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incog99 (Oceanside) “Wayne’s latest report is jaw dropping.”






CIA connections with the families of Omar Mateen and the Tsarnayev brothers




Ford Foundation, a philanthropic facade for the CIA

by Paul Labarique

Between 1947 and 1966 the Ford Foundation played a key role in the network of US interference in Europe through the subvention of magazines, scientific programs and non-communist left-wing organizations. The largest philanthropic organization in the world was in fact providing a respectful facade for CIA financial and contact operations. This role was even more possible by the fact that the same persons designed and directed both organizations. Below you will find the first part of our research on the cultural aspects of the Atlantic interventionism.


full article here:



Reflections on the Use of Greenscreen




Homeland Security Guidance Documents

from http://cryptome.org/:

Active Shooter Complex Attach Resources

June 17, 2016


Active Shooter Study Quick Reference Guide

June 17, 2016


Survival in Active Shooter and Mass Casualty

June 17, 2016


First Responder Guidance Active Shooter Incidents

June 17, 2016



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Draft Agenda for 6/29/16 Teleconference

8pm (ET)/5pm (PT) Teleconference # 1-218-895-6835 Access code: 9112001#

Greetings all,

Well, it's been a busy month for the Truth community judging from our full agenda:

First of all, the time has arrived to discuss our second assigned book: Lance deHaven-Smith's Conspiracy Theory in America. It's been two months since we agreed to this group reading, but if for some reason you still haven't obtained a copy and would like to preview it, you can purchase a digital copy by clicking on the image at right. This promises to be a very edifying discussion!

Jim Fetzer has been working overtime; he'll be making three (3!) short presentations on disparate subjects:
"The Question is, 'Which Jeff Bauman are we talking about?'" (reference:
and also http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2016/04/proof-boston-marathon-bombing-was-faked.html)
"9/11: The Who, the How and the Why" (reference: http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2016/06/911-who-how-and-why.html)
"The Real Deal Ep #205 Raising 'The Smoke Curtain' on the Pentagon" with Dennis Cimino (reference:

I'll follow up with a quick review of the book Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery by Joseph P. Farrell. To my knowledge, Farrell is the first to propose a theory of 9/11 as a penetrated psy-op. His novel theory, borrowing partly from earlier research by Webster Tarpley, accounts for some events of 9/11 unexplained or ignored by existing explanations.

Afterwards, we'll settle in for two brief, focused discussions:
A Group Investigation to determine U.S. creation, support, and guidance of ISIS and how to disseminate findings to that effect
Should the 9/11 Truth movement organize a second *

*9/11 Citizens' Commission? (For a refresher from the first one (2004), spearheaded by the Honorable Cynthia McKinney, click on the video at right for the invaluable testimony of Indira Singh!)
We hope you'll join us Wednesday evening for these latest currents from the Truth movement!

Ken Freeland


DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 25 May Teleconference

I Roll Call, minutes approval, agenda approval, scheduling next book discussion (see above) (5 min)

II Proposal to remove Robin Hordon from the Teleconference invitees list [Craig McKee] (5-10 min)

III Group book discussion: Conspiracy Theory in America, by Lance Dehaven-Smith. (15 min)

IV Three presentations by James Fetzer, PhD (see above) (15 min) [James Fetzer]/ Q & A -comment (10-15min)

V Book Review: Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery by Joseph P. Farrell [Ken Freeland] (5-10 minutes, including Q&A)

VI Focused Discussions:
"A Group Investigation to determine U.S. creation, support, and guidance of ISIS and how to disseminate findings to that effect" [James Hufferd] (10-15 min)
"Should the Truth movement organize a second 9/11 Citizens' Commission?" [Ken Freeland] (10-15 min)

VII Announcements

VIII Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time):

28 pages campaign
New articles, books, and films
The 9/11 Crash Test
Cass Sunstein and cognitive infiltration, official statements on “conspiracy theorists”
The MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
The 9/11 Consensus Panel
William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
Deep State crimes in the news
9/11 Truth political candidates
IX Adjournment (no later than 9:30 p Eastern)

Draft minutes for May 25, 2016

June 24, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call


Final minutes for the Wed., May 25, 2016 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Cheryl Curtiss, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Sue Serpa, Act Now
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
Lynn Bradbury, Maine 9/11 Truth
Dick Atlee, Maine 9/11 Truth
Lorenzo Fine, 9/11 activist, Newton, Mass.
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, The Smoke Curtain
Robin Hordon, World Peace Through 9/11 Truth
Ned Delaney, 9/11 Grassroots
PF Soto, 9/11 activist
Mark McKertich, 9/11 activist
Paul Zarembka, The Hidden History of 9-11
Sheila Casey, DC911Truth
Kip Beckford, Boston 9/11 Truth
Dwain Deets, San Diegans for 9/11 Truth
Bill Wilt, Congressional candidate

The minutes of the April 27, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.

The agenda was APPROVED.

28 pages and the role of Saudi Arabia
Lynn Bradbury, Cheryl Curtiss, and Dick Atlee offered an overview of the 28 pages campaign and their opposition to those whose efforts to get the 28 pages declassified seem to rely on support for important elements of the official story of 9/11. The three are part of a group of eight who are involved in creating a web site that will address questions about the issue.

Left Forum and 9/11
Cat McGuire and Cheryl Curtiss gave a report on the successful involvement of 9/11 truth in the recent Left Forum (six 9/11-related panels of the 300 in the forum). She added that all six can be viewed on You Tube and on No Lies Radio. http://noliesradio.org/archives/114460

A defense of Bauman
In a presentation, Mark McKertich raised objections to remarks by Sheila Casey on last month’s call contending that Jeff Bauman was not a real person and that he was not actually injured in the Boston bombing.

Outreach in the Truth Movement
Dave Slesinger addressed the subject of non-violence and organizing in the 9/11 Truth Movement.

O’Keefe report
Craig McKee gave a report on the recent talks by Ken O’Keefe in Canada and the investigation by the Toronto Police Service into whether he has violated the “hate propaganda” provision in Canada’s Criminal Code. https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/okeefe-911-gift/

Paul Zarembka pointed out that a recent CBS television program called Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs featured interviews with all living CIA directors on subjects that included 9/11, and the show was directed by Gédéon and Jules Naudet.
Barbara Honegger strongly recommended a BBC interview with a 9/11 victim's family member, a WTC 1 survivor, and a former New York City Fire Dept. firefighter on the subject of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism/JASTA bill passed unanimously by the Senate

Barbara updated the call on her run for Congress.
The debate between Barbara Honegger, Craig McKee, and Adam Ruff was rescheduled to the July 27 call.

Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:00 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

Audio of the May call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.net/audio/52516.mp3 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by June 25. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.


This draft agenda sent to:
John Heartson, Don DeBar, Scott Halfmann, Steven E. Jones, William Rodriguez, David Ray Griffin, William Douglas, Steve Alten , Tom Tvedten, Justin Martel, Les Jamieson, Michael Jackman, Michael Wolsey, Peggy Brewster, Barrie Zwicker, Erik Lawyer, Gabriel Day, Kevin Barrett, Carol Brouillet, Mia Hamel, Paul Craig Roberts, Jack Blood, Diana (for investigar11s.org), Cheryl Curtiss, Jodie Baltazar, Jarek Kupsc, Joseph Culp, Ken Jenkins, Ellen Mariani, Gerhard Bedding, Jack Shimek, Paul Krik, Rock Creek Free Press, Damon Bean, David Slesinger, Allan Giles, Kyle Hence, Michael Berger, Dylan Avery, Jason Burmas, Mike Palecek, Donald Stahl, Ray McGovern, Cynthia McKinney, Don Plummer, Doug Wight, Global Outlook, Paul Zarembka, Penny Little, Bob Cable, Suzanne Warson, Peter Thottam, Ralph Schoenman, Carol Wolman, Scholars for 911 Truth & Justice, Hummux, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Frank Morales, Frank Tolopko, Alan Miller, James Hufferd, Ph.D., Erik Larson, Ted Walter , Suzanne Warson, Frederick Coward, Gordon Duff, Sherri Kane, Leonard Horowitz, William Woodward, Jerry Mazza, William Pepper, Wayne Madsen, David Kimball, Jeffrey Orling, Michael Marino, Lenny Mather, Ken Freeland, Tania Torres, Graeme MacQueen, Yumi Kikuchi, Stuart Hutchison, Roland Angle, Frank Agamemnon , Harold Hilton, Phil Restino, Rich McCampbell, John Zito, Manny Badillo, John Hankey, Oskar Mosquito, Edwin Jewett, Ms Anisa Fattah, Robert Barron, Shelton Lankford, Matthew Hayward, Anna Yeisley, Chris Pratt, Craig Ranke, Susan Lindauer, Barbara Honegger, Democritus Blantayre, Joseph Baltar, Robin D Hordon, Jim Hogue, Sheila Casey, Steve Martin, Ben Collet, Elizabeth Woodward, Runyan Wilde, Susan Wolfe, Adam Ruff, Conrad Gilber. Jonathan Mark, Tonya Sneed, Dan Sutton, Richard Krushnic, Mark Crispin Miller, Byron Belitsos, George Ripley, Laurie Manwell , Susan Serpa, Nicolas Guillermo, Dwain Deets, Craig McKee, Steve Fahrney; Fran Shure; David Petrano, Lawrence Fine, A.K. Dewdney, Steve De'ak, Allan Rees, Art Olivier, Ron Avery, Michael Booth, Jim Fetzer, Laura Katleman, Don Gibbs, Mark Basile, John-Michael Talboo, Julian Stroh, Christopher Gruener, Elias Davidsson, Martin McGee, Adnan Zuberi, Jan Ravensbergen, Rich Aucoin, David Hooper, Wayne Coste, Don Fox, Bill Wilt, William Jacoby, Ron Neils, John Campbell, Dan Hennen, Jack Graham. Barton Bruce, Cheri Aspenleiter, Stephen Phillips, Dick Atlee, Lynn Ertrell, Nita Renfrew. Frank Tolopko, Mark McDonald, Christopher Bollyn, John Paul OMalley, Rodger Bories, Mark Snyder, Jane Clark, Richard Sacks, Tim Michel, Lynn Bradbury, Xander Arena, David Cole, Rick Tufts, Richard Cate, Jerry Turner, Rick Shaddock, Rebecca Schmoyer, Mark Mckertich, Kip Beckford, Doug West, PF Soto

May 20, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary


Final minutes for the Wed., April 27, 2016 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Xander Arena, Arizona 9/11 Studies and Outreach, Arizona State University
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Michael Cook, AE911Truth
Cheryl Curtiss, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Sue Serpa, Act Now
Rich Aucoin, Worchester 9/11 Truth
Steve Cohn, Arizona 9/11 activist
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
Jonathan Mark, Flyby News
Tony Rooke, producer/director of Incontrovertible
Lynn Bradbury, Maine 9/11 Truth
Dick Atlee, Maine 9/11 Truth
Lorenzo Fine, 9/11 activist, Newton, Mass.
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
Barbara Honegger, The Smoke Curtain
Bill Wilt, Congressional candidate

The minutes of the March 30, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.

The amended agenda was APPROVED.

Incontrovertible director
After being introduced by Jonathan Mark, British filmmaker Tony Rooke gave a presentation on his 9/11 documentary Incontrovertible.

Review of deHaven-Smith book
Ken Freeland offered his review of the Lance deHaven-Smith book Conspiracy Theory in America. It was agreed that teleconference would hold a future discussion on the book.

Claim of ‘shadow’ in Citgo video
Wayne Coste gave a presentation on why he thinks Citgo gas station security video shows the shadow of a plane that he contends hit the Pentagon.

From book on Boston bombing
Craig McKee and Sheila Casey gave an overview of their chapters in the new book And Nobody Died in Boston, Either.

Dave Slesinger said his had a successful leafleting campaign at Northwestern University in Chicago, the home campus of Zdenek Bazant, an academic and ardent supporter of the official story. He says he gave out 900 business cards and his website, bazantmisconduct.com, received more than 40,000 hits the first 10 days. He also asked if others would be interested in more college outreach initiatives.
Barbara Honegger reminded the teleconference that she is running in the 20th Congressional District in California, and that she raised the subject of 9/11 in several recent candidates meetings. Anyone wishing to donate can send a check to Barbara Honegger with 'Campaign donation' in the re line, and mail it to Box 2198, Carmel Valley, Ca. 93924. Donations of $200 or more have to be reported with the name of the donor.

Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:00 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

Audio of the April call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.net/audio/42716.mp3 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by May 21. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.        



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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Draft minutes for June 29, 2016

July 22, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, Behind The Smoke Curtain
Sheila Casey, DC911Truth
Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Jim Fetzer, And Nobody Died in Boston, Either
Jim Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Outreach
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team

The minutes of the May 25, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.

The agenda was APPROVED.

Hordon banned from Teleconference
A proposal was made by Craig McKee that Robin Hordon no longer be invited to participate in the teleconference because of insulting remarks he made about the group. This was accepted without objection.

Comments on noise
Sheila Casey requested a few moments to discuss possible ways to reduce background noise on the monthly calls. It was agreed that during presentations and debates that Ken Freeland would mute all lines except that of the speaker.

Conspiracy Theory in America
A discussion was held on Lance deHaven-Smith’s book Conspiracy Theory in America.

Three topics in one
Jim Fetzer combined three topics into one presentation. He addressed his contention that there were actually three different people who played the part of Jeff Bauman in the Boston bombing; he announced a book he will be publishing soon called America Was Nuked on 9/11; and he challenged statements by Barbara Honegger about what happened at the Pentagon.

Book review
Ken Freeland offered a favorable review of the book Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery by Joseph P. Farrell.

The origins of ISIS
James Hufferd offered for discussion the subject of how the Truth Movement can determine and prove that the U.S. is responsible for creating and directing ISIS.

New 9/11 Citizens’ Commission?
Ken Freeland offered for discussion the subject of whether the Truth Movement should consider holding another 9/11 Citizens’ Commission.

* Barbara Honegger announced a conference being held September 10-11 at the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City for the 15^th anniversary of 9/11. Speakers will include Daniel Sheehan, Ferdinando Imposimato, Wayne Madsen, and William Pepper. She noted that the legal aspects of bringing the 9/11 perpetrators to justice will be the focus of the second day.
* Dave Slesinger urged others to go to http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=f195e8c381&e=91763ac879 where 9/11 is among the subjects discussed.
* Wayne Coste announced that his web site, http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=fc2eeb83f6&e=91763ac879 now has an events calendar. Anyone wishing to post an event can register on the site.
* Ken Freeland announced a new web site that will examine the issue of the recently released 28 pages. The site is http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=a6716374fd&e=91763ac879.
* Cat McGuire called the teleconference’s attention to the new book The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper and mentioned that Pepper recently did a two-hour interview on Gary Null’s show. Ken added that there is a series of four interviews Null did with Daniel Sheehan that are also worth checking out.
* Barbara mentioned that she was scheduled to be a guest on Richard Hoaglund’s radio show on July 1.
* In closing, Ken reminded everyone about the scheduled Pentagon debate between Craig McKee/Adam Ruff and Barbara Honegger that is to take up the entire July teleconference call. (Earlier in the call, Barbara, Craig, and Ken agreed that the debate would go forward and that they would come to an agreement by email about whether the two sides will exchange a list of major arguments and sources prior to the draft agenda going out.)

Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:00 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

Audio of the June call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=850390a1c0&e=91763ac879 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by July 23. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.

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Draft Agenda for 7/27/16 Teleconference 

8pm (ET)/5pm (PT)   Teleconference # 1-218-895-6835    Access code: 9112001#

Greetings all,

Scottish poet Robert Burns famously wrote that the best-laid plans of mice and men  often go awry. So, it seems, did our plan to dedicate Wednesday's teleconference to the third in our series of debates about planes and the Pentagon. Barbara Honegger withdrew earlier this month, citing objections to the resolution to be debated and to the involvement of one of the other debaters (all of which had been agreed to by all parties on our January Teleconference). We hope to be able to reschedule this most important debate soon.

Not to worry, though.  There's plenty in store to keep Wednesday night interesting:

Early in the call, we'll be joined by Richard Gage, who'll update us on AE911Truth's new TAP organizational approach to affiliate local 9/11 truth activism, and also on plans afoot for major events in New York City to mark with the 15th anniversary of the events of 9/11.

After we consider a proposal to designate Cheryl Curtiss co-facilitator of the  teleconference, Wayne Coste will provide us with an extensive overview of aircraftcrash/impact tests and argue their relevance to 9/11 phenomena.  Be sure to have your computer or other wifi device handy so that you can view his detailed pdf summary, replete with high-quality graphics.

Next, James Fetzer and Dennis Cimmino offer us their critique of some assertions in Barbara Honegger's video Behind the Smoke Curtain.

Towards the end of the call we'll revisit the issue of the derailed debate to see whether our third effort in the forensic series is salvagable.

Lastly, as always, announcements -- this time with a special invitation to share your local group's plans to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.

We hope you'll join us Wednesday evening for these latest currents from the Truth movement!

Ken Freeland


DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 27 July Teleconference

I Roll Call, minutes approval, agenda approval, scheduling next book discussion (see above) (5 min)

II AE911Truth updates [Richard Gage, AIA] (20 min, including Q & A)

III Proposal to designate Cheryl Curtiss co-facilitator or the 9/11 Truth and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
[Ken Freeland] (5 min)

IV "Full Scale Aircraft Crash/Impact Tests and their Relevance to 9/11" [Wayne Coste, PE]  Reference: http://hopeoutloud.org/pentagon/FullScaleAircraftCrashTests.pdf (25-30 min, including Q & A/ discussion)

V Critique of Barbara Honegger's Behind the Smoke Curtain [James Fetzer, PhD and Dennis Cimmino] (15 min)

VI Penatagon Debate series Part 3 Revisited [Barbara Honegger, Craig McKee] (10-15 min, including discussion)
Barbara: proposal to debate the resolution "A plane was destroyed at the Pentagon."
Craig: review of the lapses in implementing the  decision of the previous teleconference

VII Announcements, including local plans to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11

VIII Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time):
28 pages campaign
New articles, books, and films
The 9/11 Crash Test
Cass Sunstein and cognitive infiltration, official statements on “conspiracy theorists”
The MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
The 9/11 Consensus Panel
William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
Deep State crimes in the news
9/11 Truth political candidates
IX Adjournment (no later than 9:30 p Eastern)


This draft agenda sent to:
John Heartson, Don DeBar, Scott Halfmann, Steven E. Jones, William Rodriguez, David Ray Griffin, William Douglas, Steve Alten , Tom Tvedten, Justin Martel, Les Jamieson, Michael Jackman, Michael Wolsey, Peggy Brewster, Barrie Zwicker, Erik Lawyer, Gabriel Day, Kevin Barrett, Carol Brouillet, Mia Hamel, Paul Craig Roberts, Jack Blood, Diana (for investigar11s.org), Cheryl Curtiss, Jodie Baltazar, Jarek Kupsc, Joseph Culp, Ken Jenkins, Ellen Mariani, Gerhard Bedding,  Jack Shimek, Paul Krik, Rock Creek Free Press, Damon Bean, David Slesinger, Allan Giles, Kyle Hence, Michael Berger, Dylan Avery,  Jason Burmas, Mike Palecek, Donald Stahl, Ray McGovern, Cynthia McKinney, Don Plummer, Doug Wight, Global Outlook,  Paul Zarembka, Penny Little, Bob Cable, Suzanne Warson, Peter Thottam, Ralph Schoenman, Carol Wolman, Scholars for 911 Truth & Justice, Hummux, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Frank Morales, Frank Tolopko, Alan Miller, James Hufferd, Ph.D., Erik Larson, Ted Walter , Suzanne Warson, Frederick Coward, Gordon Duff, Sherri Kane, Leonard Horowitz, William Woodward, Jerry Mazza, William Pepper, Wayne Madsen, David Kimball, Jeffrey Orling, Michael Marino, Lenny Mather, Ken Freeland, Tania Torres, Graeme MacQueen, Yumi Kikuchi, Stuart Hutchison, Roland Angle, Frank Agamemnon , Harold Hilton, Phil Restino, Rich McCampbell, John Zito, Manny Badillo, John Hankey, Oskar Mosquito, Edwin Jewett, Ms Anisa Fattah, Robert Barron, Shelton Lankford, Matthew Hayward, Anna Yeisley, Chris Pratt, Craig Ranke, Susan Lindauer, Barbara Honegger, Democritus Blantayre, Joseph Baltar, Jim Hogue, Sheila Casey, Steve Martin, Ben Collet, Elizabeth Woodward,  Runyan Wilde, Susan Wolfe, Adam Ruff, Conrad Gilber. Jonathan Mark, Tonya Sneed, Dan Sutton, Richard Krushnic, Mark Crispin Miller, Byron Belitsos, George Ripley, Laurie Manwell ,  Susan Serpa, Nicolas Guillermo, Dwain Deets, Craig McKee, Steve Fahrney; Fran Shure; David Petrano, Lawrence Fine, A.K. Dewdney, Steve De'ak, Allan Rees, Art Olivier, Ron Avery, Michael Booth, Jim Fetzer, Laura Katleman, Don Gibbs, Mark Basile, John-Michael Talboo, Julian Stroh, Christopher Gruener, Elias Davidsson, Martin McGee, Adnan Zuberi, Jan Ravensbergen, Rich Aucoin, David Hooper, Wayne Coste, Don Fox, Bill Wilt, William Jacoby, Ron Neils, John Campbell, Dan Hennen, Jack Graham. Barton Bruce, Cheri Aspenleiter, Stephen Phillips, Dick Atlee, Lynn Ertrell, Nita Renfrew. Frank Tolopko, Mark McDonald, Christopher Bollyn, John Paul OMalley, Rodger Bories, Mark Snyder, Jane Clark, Richard Sacks, Tim Michel, Lynn Bradbury, Xander Arena, David Cole, Rick Tufts, Richard Cate, Jerry Turner, Rick Shaddock, Rebecca Schmoyer, Mark Mckertich, Kip Beckford, Doug West, PF Soto

Draft minutes for June 29, 2016
  July 22, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
Present were:
Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, Behind The Smoke Curtain
Sheila Casey, DC911Truth
Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Jim Fetzer, And Nobody Died in Boston, Either
Jim Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Outreach
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
The minutes of the May 25, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.
The agenda was APPROVED.
Hordon banned from Teleconference
A proposal was made by Craig McKee that Robin Hordon no longer be invited to participate in the teleconference because of insulting remarks he made about the group. This was accepted without objection.

Comments on noise
Sheila Casey requested a few moments to discuss possible ways to reduce background noise on the monthly calls. It was agreed that during presentations and debates that Ken Freeland would mute all lines except that of the speaker.

Conspiracy Theory in America
A discussion was held on Lance deHaven-Smith’s book Conspiracy Theory in America.

Three topics in one
Jim Fetzer combined three topics into one presentation. He addressed his contention that there were actually three different people who played the part of Jeff Bauman in the Boston bombing; he announced a book he will be publishing soon called America Was Nuked on 9/11; and he challenged statements by Barbara Honegger about what happened at the Pentagon.

Book review
Ken Freeland offered a favorable review of the book Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery by Joseph P. Farrell.

The origins of ISIS
James Hufferd offered for discussion the subject of how the Truth Movement can determine and prove that the U.S. is responsible for creating and directing ISIS.

New 9/11 Citizens’ Commission?
Ken Freeland offered for discussion the subject of whether the Truth Movement should consider holding another 9/11 Citizens’ Commission.

Barbara Honegger announced a conference being held September 10-11 at the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City for the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Speakers will include Daniel Sheehan, Ferdinando Imposimato, Wayne Madsen, and William Pepper. She noted that the legal aspects of bringing the 9/11 perpetrators to justice will be the focus of the second day.
Dave Slesinger urged others to go to https://www.quora.com/ where 9/11 is among the subjects discussed.
Wayne Coste announced that his web site, https://www.911truthoutreach.org/, now has an events calendar. Anyone wishing to post an event can register on the site.
Ken Freeland announced a new web site that will examine the issue of the recently released 28 pages. The site is http://28pagesrevealed.info/.
Cat McGuire called the teleconference’s attention to the new book The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper and mentioned that Pepper recently did a two-hour interview on Gary Null’s show. Ken added that there is a series of four interviews Null did with Daniel Sheehan that are also worth checking out.
Barbara mentioned that she was scheduled to be a guest on Richard Hoaglund’s radio show on July 1.
In closing, Ken reminded everyone about the scheduled Pentagon debate between Craig McKee/Adam Ruff and Barbara Honegger that is to take up the entire July teleconference call. (Earlier in the call, Barbara, Craig, and Ken agreed that the debate would go forward and that they would come to an agreement by email about whether the two sides will exchange a list of major arguments and sources prior to the draft agenda going out.)
Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:00 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

Audio of the June call can be heard here: http://www.houston911truth.net/audio/062916.mp3  The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by July 23. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.

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August 6, 2016 Uncategorized false flag, Hagopian, Kevin Barrett, open source journalism, Orlando
floating down

[on a DUKW boat with a megaphone]

Guest post, in toto, unchanged

by Joachim Hagopian

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Important New Book on Orlando False Flag Edited by Kevin Barrett

I’m extremely pleased to plug a new important book – Orlando False Flag: The Clash of Histories – available now on Amazon edited by my friend Kevin Barrett. It’s his third volume in a series of publications on false flags. First there was We Are Not Charlie Hebdo, then came Another False Flag? Bloody Tracks from Paris to San Bernardino. And now Kevin has once again assembled journalists and scholars to contribute chapters to his latest seminal work offering an alternative explanation far more in line with the truth than the government’s official false narrative. And I’m especially honored that Kevin asked me to contribute a chapter entitled “The Empire’s Post-9/11 Hegelian-Style Warfare Against Both the World and American Citizens.” Below are a few comments about Kevin and his work, an informative review, the Table of Contents and contributing authors’ bios. Finally, at the bottom of the page is a link to Amazon.

“Fierce debate” over Orlando False Flag:

The Clash of Histories

(and its editor Kevin Barrett)

“Mr. Barrett’s views . . . have outraged some Wisconsin legislators and generated a fierce debate about academic freedom.” – The New York Times

Barrett “never expected to find himself carrying the banner for one of the most controversial theories of our times.” – Chicago Tribune

“Kevin Barrett is to be applauded for Orlando False Flag, his latest instant anthology false flag exposé. It presents a variety of sometimes clashing views. As such it’s an example of much-needed radical informational democracy in print, devoted once again to the key challenge of our time: vast manipulative deception by the American Empire.” ­– Barrie Zwicker, author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11

Kevin Barrett should be “in the Charles River, floating down towards the harbor.” Bill O’Reilly, Fox News commentator

“Under these circumstances, the patriotic act is disbelief of the government narrative thereby rendering the actions of the Deep State dysfunctional.”

– Cynthia McKinney, former six-term Congresswoman and Green Party Presidential Candidate

“I consider Kevin Barrett the top analyst for false flags.” – Robert David Steele, former CIA covert operations specialist and pioneer of the Open Source Intelligence (OS-INT) movement

5 Star Review written by Robert David Steele

Blows Apart the False Government Narrative on a False Flag Event Intended to Advance Gun Control & Keep the Fear Going…

The Table of Contents is at the end of this review to help Amazon readers make their decision about buying or not buying. Many of the integrated pieces can be found free online but I believe that the value added by the editor in organizing this information is huge and worthy of your support.

Why is this book important? Since the assassination of JFK and the cover-up of that assassination led by LBJ, the USA has been under the direct control of the 1% and their fascist, pedophile

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“America Nuked…”
August 9, 2016 Uncategorized 9/11, CIA, Fetzer, MoonRockBooks, Mossad

America Nuked on 9/11: Compliments of the CIA, the Neocons in the DoD & the Mossad

http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2016/08/america-nuked-on-911-compliments-of-cia.html [read more than is here at the link]

If you want to know the WHO, the HOW and the WHY of 9/11, this book provides the answers. In 28 extensive, thorough and detailed studies, 14 authors contribute their expertise on different aspects of 9/11 to resolve the issues decisively. 9/11 was brought to us compliments of the CIA, the neocons in the Department of Defense and the Mossad in order to justify the transformation of U.S. foreign policy from one in which we never attacked any nation that had not attacked us first to one in which we became the greatest aggressor nation in the world, launching a series of invasions intended to take out seven governments over the next five years , as Wesley Clark, former Commanding General of NATO, has explained. It hasn’t played out that way, but not for lack of trying.

You will discover here that the most prominent 9/11 organization, A&E911, has been running a limited hangout focusing on the use of Nano-thermite, an incendiary, which has long since been demonstrated to be incapable of blowing the Twin Towers apart from the top down. While Richard Gage, Kevin Ryan and others acknowledge that other explosives may have been used, they refuse to explain what those could possibly be. Although their studies were based upon dust samples obtained from an apartment in the vicinity of Ground Zero, they deliberately ignore the far more extensive results of the U.S. Geological Survey’s dust studies, which reveal the presence of elements that would not have been there had this not been a nuclear event.

Moreover, the Journal for 9/11 Studies perpetuates the charade by publishing articles intended to perpetrate the false belief that a Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon. Because the Pentagon is our nation’s military command-and-control center, it was this event that justified declaring a “War on Terror”. But the proof that no plane hit the Pentagon is overwhelming and compelling. In fact, as surprising as it may seem, none of the official “9/11 aircraft” actually crashed on 9/11, as evidence from the “crash sites” and research by Pilots for 9/11 Truth has established. The public was conned by resorting to a series of sophisticated fabrications, reinforced by the major media. This book demonstrates we have lost our way and are now no better than a third world, banana republic.

The contributors include some of the best students and scholars of 9/11:

* Ed Ward, M.D. * Jeff Prager * Susan Lindauer * Preston James,

Ph.D. * Dennis Cimino * Jack White * Nick Kollerstrom, Ph.D. *

* Mike Palecek * T. Mark Hightower * Jim Fetzer, Ph.D. * Steve

Fahrney * Aeronautical Engineer * Joshua Blakeney * Don Fox *

It has been edited by Jim Fetzer, former Marine Corps officer and Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus at UMD, and Mike Palecek, who has committed his life to the search for truth and justice.

Softcover, 458 pages, 338 photos, $20 from moonrockbooks.com


An Aeronautical Engineer graduated from a major university with a Bachelor’s degree (with Honors) in Aeronautical Engineering with a major in aerodynamics. A qualified pilot and co-designer of two experimental aircraft, he has been engaged in aviation for over four decades. Many online debates about a “Boeing 757” at the Pentagon confuse the aerodynamic phenomenon known as Wake Turbulence (caused mainly by Induced Drag) with Ground Effect (caused as a reaction to downwash). Arguments that dispute the official account of a Boeing 757 approaching the Pentagon at 400 mph and taking out a series of lampposts are shown to be well-founded in their conclusion but in need to technical corrections to the explanations that have been advanced in their support, where a Boeing 757 at 400 mph could not have come closer than about 100 feet of the ground.

Joshua Blakeney, a journalist and writer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, earned a BA (with distinction) in Sociology from Lethbridge. As a grad student, he received The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. His research on the Origins of the Global War on Terror became national news in Canada, when certain neoconservatives took issue with his chosen line of academic enquiry. He published Japan Bites Back: Documents Contextualizing Pearl Harbor (2015) based upon archival research he conducted at The National Diet Library in Tokyo, Japan. He has published in GlobalResearch.ca, The American Herald Tribune, Voltairenet.org, Coldtype.net, The Canadian Dimension, The Canadian Charger and The Information Clearing House. He recently started blogging about Japanese History.

Dennis Cimino, who has extensive engineering and support experience with military electronics, predominantly U.S. Navy Combat Systems, was the Navy’s top EMI troubleshooter before he went to work for Raytheon in the 1980s. He has collaborated with Jim Fetzer on many articles about “false flag” attacks, including (with regard to Sandy Hook), “The Nexus of Tyranny: The Strategy behind Tucson, Aurora and Sandy Hook” (30 January 2013), “Sent worldwide, Shannon Hicks’ ‘iconic’ photo was faked” (18 July 2014), and “Sandy Hook, Stephen Sedensky, William Shanley and the Elaborate Hoax” (28 July 2014). He has also published extensively on various aspects of 9/11. His articles on the Pentagon, for example, include “The ‘official account’ of the Pentagon is a fantasy” (2012), “9/11: A World Swirling in a Volcano of Lies” (14 February 2014) and “Reflections on the Pentagon: A Photographic Review” (16 August 2014), and “Limited Hangouts: Kevin Ryan, A&E911 and The Journal of 9/11 Studies” (with Jim Fetzer, 14 August 2014).

Jim Fetzer earned his Ph.D. in the history and the philosophy of science. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer, he has published widely on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality. McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he has also conducted extensive research into the assassination of JFK, the events of 9/11 and the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone. The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, his latest books include The Place of Probability in Science (with Ellery Eells, 2010), And I Suppose We Didn’t go to the Moon, either? (2015), Nobody Died at Sandy Hook (2015) and And Nobody Died in Boston, either (2016), which was his 32nd. He also hosts the two-hour video show, “The Real Deal”, on Media Broadcasting Center M/W/F from 8-10 PM/ET and “The Raw Deal” on renseradio.com T/Th from 8-9 PM/ET.

Don Fox has done extensive research on the role of mini-nukes by Dr. Ed Ward and on work by The Anonymous Physicist on the towers and has formulated an account of how it was done and why there is more to this story relative to very low-yield thermonuclear devices. His articles include “Mystery Solved: The WTC was Nuked on 9/11” and “Mini Neutron Bombs: A Major Piece of the 9/11 Puzzle (with Clare Kuehn, Jeff Prager, Jim Viken, Dr. Ed Ward and Dennis Cimino). Don Fox has been among the most successful in conveying the results of this complex and technical research in a fashion that makes it easily accessible to a wide audience. See, for example, “2 + 2 = Israel Nuked the WTC on 9/11” and “Rainbow in the Dark: Powerful Proof of 9/11 Nukes”. He maintains a blog at https://donaldfox.wordpress.com.

T. Mark Hightower earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from San Jose State University and over 30 years of engineering experience. He has worked in the chemical industry, the space program and the environmental field. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He became a “born again” conspiracy theorist in January 2004 after stumbling upon Peter Meyer’s Serendipity web site and learning that controlled demolition was a more likely explanation for the destruction of the Twin Towers than the official government story. He is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a petition signer at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. His 9/11 research is done as an exercise of his Constitutional rights as a private citizen, and in no way represents his employers or the professional societies in which he holds membership. He recently retired after 25 years with NASA.

Nicholas Kollerstrom, Ph.D., has two history of science degrees, one from Cambridge 1968, plus a Ph.D. from London, 1995. An honorary member of staff of UCL for 11 years, he was in 1999 elected as a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has several dozen articles on the history of astronomy in academic journals. His book, Terror on the Tube (3rd edition, 2011), establishes that the accused Islamic youth were innocent of the 2005 London bombings. Breaking the Spell: The Holocaust, Myth and Reality (2014), demonstrates that the official narrative of WWII cannot be sustained. He contributed four chapters to And I suppose we didn’t go to the moon, either? His latest book, The Life and Death of Paul McCartney 1942-66: A Very English Mystery (2015), has recently appeared.

Susan Lindauer covered Iraq and Libya at the United Nations, as a U.S. Intelligence Asset and back-door channel on anti-terrorism from 1993 to 2003. Most notoriously, in the summer of 2001, her team warned about a major terrorist attack involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. Lindauer also campaigned heavily against the War in Iraq, and developed a comprehensive peace framework through her back-channel in the run up to War. Her book, Extreme Prejudice (2010), is the true story of what happened when she tried to disclose what she knew personally of Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence and the 9/11 warning to Congress and the American people. Her attempts to bring the truth to the public led to the nightmare of her arrest under the PATRIOT Act and her imprisonment without trial at the notorious prison inside Carswell AFB in Texas.

Mike Palecek lives in Saginaw, Minnesota, west of Duluth. A writer, he is a former federal prisoner for peace and the Iowa Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District in the 2000 election, gaining 65,000 votes on an anti-war platform in a conservative district. A former award winning reporter, editor, publisher in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota. The small newspaper that Mike & Ruth Palecek owned and operated in Byron, Minnesota, won the MNA Newspaper of the Year Award in 1993. He co-hosts “The New American Dream” radio show and has published over a dozen books that offer fictional but insightful studies of the American character and the plight in which we lend ourselves in the world today. Mike is the founder of Moon Rock Books and the co-editor of this volume.

Jeff Prager, founder of an award winning magazine for senior citizens, set out in 2002 to prove that 19 Muslims had hijacked four airplanes and attacked us. After extensive investigation by 2005, he realized that the official narrative of 9/11 was false, sold his business, left the United States and began to conduct 9/11 research full-time. What he found astonished even himself, because the evidence that the Twin Towers had been destroyed by a sophisticated arrangement of very small nuclear devices became simply overwhelming. He subsequently published an extensive and detailed report about this research in 9/11 AMERICA NUKED! (2012), which is a 500-page book available to the public for free, in Part 1 and Part 2.

Mike Sparks is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. degree in History/Education. His last assignment in the U.S. Army Reserves was as a MOS 11A5P Airborne-qualified Infantry officer with the rank of 1LT promotable. He leads Military Intelligence Group [00]7 (aka MI7) focusing on how Commander Ian Fleming, creator of the fictional super-spy James Bond (Agent 007), is actually warning us in code of real organized evil entities. He is the editor and co-author of several military reform books, including Air-Mech-Strike: Asymmetric Maneuver Warfare for the 21st Century (2002) andAirborne Warfare: New Edition (2015), plus several books on American Cultural Reform; Racket Theory: Why Humans Embrace Problems instead of Solving Them (2006), Hive Theory: Why Humans Stay in Destructive Rackets(2015) and in the military/spy arena with James Bond is REAL: The Untold Story of the Political & Military Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About (2011). More recently, he has published The Point of Gravity (2012), Masquerade: Everything is NOT What it Appears (2013) and The Bell Tolls for Thee: The Poppy is

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** wtc7   pentagon

** Draft minutes for July 27, 2016

August 24, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call


Minutes for the Wed., July 27, 2016 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, Behind The Smoke Curtain
Sheila Casey, DC911Truth
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Outreach
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
Adam Ruff, 9/11 activist
Tim Michael, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Dennis Cimino, 9/11 researcher
Jerry Turner, 9/11 activist
Xander Arena, Arizona 9/11 Studies and Outreach, Arizona State University
Richard Gage, AE911Truth
Nita Renfrew, NY 9/11 activist

The minutes of the June 29, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.

The agenda was APPROVED.

Gage on plans for NY conference
Richard Gage offered the teleconference a report on the plans for a 9/11 conference in New York City on Sept. 10-11. Among the many who will be appearing are Daniel Sheehan, Ferdinando Imposimato, Wayne Madsen, Michael J. Springmann, William Pepper, Graeme MacQueen, and Steven Jones. For more information, go to http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=8050a57538&e=91763ac879 Gage also mentioned the launch of Truth Action Project and its website http://www.911tap.org (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=7e7cb9acac&e=91763ac879) .

Question ruled out of order
A question by Dave Slesinger to Richard Gage was ruled out of order by the chair because it did not address the topic Gage joined the teleconference to discuss. Dave challenged this, and the vote upheld the chair’s ruling.

Curtiss becomes co-facilitator
Ken Freeland nominated Cheryl Curtiss as co-facilitator of the Teleconference, which was approved without objection. Ken informed the group that Cheryl won’t be involved in moderating calls, but she will use her contacts to find potential guests who could be invited to make presentations on future calls.

The Pentagon and crash tests
Wayne Coste gave a presentation called “Full Scale Aircraft Crash/Impact Tests and their Relevance to 9/11.” He also produced a slide presentation to accompany his talk (http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=760b2139ab&e=91763ac879 ).

Critique of Behind the Smoke Curtain
Dennis Cimino gave a nuanced critique of Barbara Honegger’s video Behind the Smoke Curtain.

Third Pentagon debate
After withdrawing from the January 2016 agreement to debate Craig McKee and Adam Ruff on the statement, “A large plane was destroyed at the Pentagon,” Barbara Honegger proposed a new agreement: that she debate Craig alone on the statement, “No plane was destroyed at the Pentagon.” Craig proposed that a vote on this be postponed until after the second part of this agenda item, a review of the breakdown in the previous agreement, was completed. This was approved. After a very contentious exchange ensued about the events in question, a motion was approved to table this entire agenda item.

* Craig McKee announced that on August 10 at the World Social Forum in Montreal there will be a 9/11 presentation featuring Elizabeth Woodworth, Niels Harrit, and Graeme MacQueen.
* Wayne Coste announced that Christopher Bollyn will be coming to Hartford, CT in early September.

Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:00 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

Audio of the June call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=84a2c6cbe080c5515da932a5d&id=d2d3d6e87c&e=91763ac879 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by August 27. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a concise title for your proposed agenda item, a brief description of it and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.


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Major Physics Magazine, Europhysics News, Publishes 9/11 Article by Steven Jones, Robert Korol, Tony Szamboti, and Ted Walter
kawika fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:22am

Major Physics Magazine, Europhysics News, Publishes 9/11 Article by Steven Jones, Robert Korol, Tony Szamboti, and Ted Walter
Read It Now! >> http://www.europhysicsnews.org/
Earlier this week, the magazine of the European Physical Society, Europhysics News, published a 3,000-word feature article by Dr. Steven Jones, Dr. Robert Korol, Tony Szamboti, and Ted Walter, entitled 15 years later: on the physics of high-rise building collapses.
Europhysics News bills itself as the magazine of the European physics community. That sounds about right — given their circulation of around 25,000 copies per issue!
It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to read the online version of the article, which can be accessed for free at EurophysicsNews.org. The hard copy will be distributed to the magazine’s 25,000 subscribers in mid-September.
60,000 and Counting!
That brings to a staggering 60,000 the number of engineers and scientists who will be exposed to our literature in the coming weeks — 35,000 who will receive a copy of World Trade Center Physics and 25,000 who will receive the current issue of Europhysics News.
You can help grow that number by purchasing copies of World Trade Center Physics in bulk — virtually at cost — and distributing them on your own, either by popping them in the mail or by handing them out.
Nearly 2,500 copies have been sold since World Trade Center Physics went on sale two days ago. We’ve got 7,500 left in stock waiting to be distributed around the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
Place your bulk order by Monday, August 29,  http://www.shop.ae911truth.org/WTC-Physics-Mailer_c25.htm   and you’ll receive the package by Saturday, September 10 (this applies to U.S. residents only).
See PDF page 21
---Steven Jones, Robert Korol, Anthony Szamboti and Ted Walter

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Justice In Focus - 9/11 | 2016 NYC
Join Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, and other co-sponsors for a weekend symposium on the pursuit of 9/11 Justice ...


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15 years
September 10, 2016 Uncategorized
15 years

[Ed.: Thank you, Greencrow…. The following explains how I was de-listed on three blogrolls virtually overnight. Do they think people do not maintain their own lists, that they haven’t marked as favorite on their own browser? It also explains why Greencrow’s is a blog I rarely miss in my rounds.]


[Ed.: Word is out that educational curricula are being developed for those youngsters born after 9/11/2001 that will explain the meaning of the event.]

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[Ed.: So print, save and hand out to your teen-aged children and their friends the two articles in red below ]


[Ed.: And this is why….]

“On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers.” [Tom Engelhardt’s lede in “Washington’s 15-year air war” ]


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Dear Mark Zuckerberg

September 8th, 2016 by Kevin

Via: Aftenposten:

Dear Mark Zuckerberg.

I follow you on Facebook, but you don’t know me. I am editor-in-chief of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. I am writing this letter to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove a documentary photography from the Vietnam war made by Nick Ut.

Not today, and not in the future.

The demand that we remove the picture came in an e-mail from Facebook’s office in Hamburg this Wednesday morning. Less than 24 hours after the e-mail was sent, and before I had time to give my response, you intervened yourselves and deleted the article as well as the image from Aftenposten’s Facebook page.

To be honest, I have no illusions that you will read this letter. The reason why I will still make this attempt, is that I am upset, disappointed – well, in fact even afraid – of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society.

Posted in Atrocities, Perception Management
See also http://www.blacklistednews.com/Facebook_bans_famous_war_photo_because_the_screaming%2C_napalmed_child%27s_genitals_are_offensive/54000/0/38/38/Y/M.html
[Ed.: That’s the mentality we are up against and in a world run by an interlocked network of pedophiles. Satan is indeed laughing in delight.]

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Facebook’s Co-Founder Just Pledged $20 Million to Defeat Donald Trump –The money will go to Hillary Clinton and other democrats. | 09 Sept 2016 | Dustin Moskovitz might not be as famous as his fellow Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, but he made a big splash Thursday night when he committed $20 million to Hillary Clinton and other Democratic groups in a bid to defeat Donald Trump and other Republicans in the November elections… Moscovitz’s $20 million pledge would make him the third biggest donor in the 2016 election cycle, CNN reports.

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Louie Gohmert: Hillary Clinton ‘mentally impaired’


– 1 hour ago

Washington (CNN) Rep. Louie Gohmert dove fully into health conspiracies about Hillary Clinton on Friday, declaring the Democratic presidential nominee “mentally impaired” multiple times.

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Help desk

“Feds arrest two men for hacking top intelligence officials” (oddly un-Russian):

“They got access to Giuliano’s details, in particular, simply by calling an FBI help desk and asking the the person on the phone to reset his password.”

“Obama-Duterte Blow Up: What the Corporate Media Doesn’t Get” (Madsen). Barry’s got color revolution DNA.

“Has Israel Effectively Colonized the United States?”

“Farewell Lokanta Maya: Istanbul and Local Culinary Pioneer Hit Hard Times”

“US-Turkey Annex Syrian Territory… With Crimea Double Think”

“Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Chauffeur Killed In Horrifying Crash” “NEW ANGLE: Putin Assassination Attempt kills Driver, new CCTV footage”

“Indians Staged One of the Largest Strikes in History, But No One on U.S. Cable News Covered It”

“Hillary Walks Away From Concussion Question As Press Avoids Emails, Clinton Foundation”

“Concentrating on Clinton Foundation Facts”. Incredibly long and varied list of scams. It’s Grifter Hall of Fame level.

“NYT Shaming Of Gary Johnson Fails With Four(!) Hilarious Mistakes”. Confusion about ISIS and al Qaeda is actually part of a plan.

AT 9/09/2016 07:13:00 AM
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Thinking Outside the Box

Google Drones Will Deliver Chipotle Burritos at Virginia Tech

September 8th, 2016 by Kevin

Via: WTVR:

Project Wing, a drone project in Google’s X lab, will begin testing drone delivery of burritos at Virginia Tech later this month. Google expects to conduct a few hundred deliveries over the course of several days or potentially weeks.

Burritos won’t be delivered just anywhere on campus. Testing will be confined to a closed site. Students and employees from an adjacent building will be invited to order burritos on a special kiosk and watch as their food is flown several hundred meters over open ground. The food will be prepared on site in a Chipotle truck.

The drones — which will fly autonomously — will lower the burritos to the ground via a tether. Google said it chose to test food delivery to learn how to package sensitive cargo.

Posted in Economy, Food, Outsourced, Rise of the Machines, Technology
[Ed.: What sensitive cargos will they be delivering in the future?]

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[Ed.: It’s only certain Westerners….]

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SEN. RAND PAUL’S expression of opposition to a $1.1 billion U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia — which has been brutally bombing civilian targets in Yemen using U.S.-made weapons for more than a year now — alarmed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday afternoon.

Blitzer’s concern: That stopping the sale could result in fewer jobs for arms manufacturers.

“So for you this is a moral issue,” he told Paul during the Kentucky Republican’s appearance on CNN. “Because you know, there’s a lot of jobs at stake. Certainly if a lot of these defense contractors stop selling war planes, other sophisticated equipment to Saudi Arabia, there’s going to be a significant loss of jobs, of revenue here in the United States. That’s secondary from your standpoint?”



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Four from https://t-room.us:





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A federal judge on Friday said construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline can move forward despite a tribe’s objections to the project.

In a 58-page ruling, District Court Judge James Boasberg ruled that federal regulators and pipeline developers covered their bases during an assessment of the $3.8 pipeline’s impact on cultural sites in North Dakota.

Read the full story here

The Obama administration handed a North Dakota tribe a victory on Friday, saying it would not authorize construction on a critical stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline until it can do more environmental assessments there.

The move came moments after a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to halt construction on the 1,170-mile pipeline.

Read the full story here

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Focus turns to election hacking threats (The Hill/Cybersecurity)

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Bad news for millions of Americans who bought into Donald Trump’s anti-establishment smoke and mirrors. This week he embraced the military-industrial complex. “This is the most like a traditional conservative Republican I can remember Donald Trump sounding, especially on national security and defense,” said Thomas Donnelly after Trump released a blueprint calling for expanded militarization à la Ronald Reagan. “I am one of the original Never Trumpers—and unreconstructed in that regard—but taking the speech on its face you could put my name on it almost.” Donnelly is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a neocon forever war think tank. He has advocated sprawling invasions of the Middle East “to reshape the region’s political order” and insists the US military remain in Iraq until there is a “return of sovereignty, democratic elections, and a modicum of security,” in other words indefinitely.


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Christopher Bollyn Speaks at Portland Community College
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Aug. 31/2016 9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Sep 22, 2016, 12:29 PM
From 9/11 Truth Teleconference
9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Draft minutes for August 31, 2016
September 21, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
Final minutes for the Wed., August 31, 2016 regular conference call
Present were:
Ken Freeland, Teleconference co-facilitator, Houston 9/11Truth
Cheryl Curtiss, Teleconference co-facilitator, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Barton Bruce, Massachusetts 9/11 Truth
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, Behind The Smoke Curtain
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Outreach
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
Adam Ruff, 9/11 activist
Dennis Cimino, 9/11 researcher
Nita Renfrew, NY 9/11 activist
Fran Shure, Colorado 9/11 Truth
Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Pablo Novi, 9/11 activist
Jim Fetzer, America Was Nuked on 9/11
Wayne Madsen, Investigative journalist
Ed Jewett, 9/11 activist
Sue Serpa, Act Now
Rich Aucoin, Worchester 9/11 Truth
Bill Wilt, Congressional candidate
The minutes of the July 27, 2016 conference call were APPROVED.
David Slesinger asked to make a one-minute presentation offering participants the opportunity to dissuade him from joining with adversaries of AE911Truth in an attempt to embarrass the organization. This change to the agenda was approved
The amended agenda was APPROVED.
Madsen report on book
Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen gave a report on his new book Unmasking ISIS: The Shocking Truth, which was co-written with Washington’s Blog. 

Shure on support for Colorado station
Fran Shure brought the teleconference up to date on the recent screening of the new film The Demolition of Truth: Psychologists Examine 9/11 on Colorado Public Television 12. She also encouraged participants to pledge money to the station if they are able or to at least go to the http://www.cpt12.org/911 page and leave a supportive comment.

Report on conference
David Cole, with help from Barbara Honegger, provided details about the panel discussion organized by the Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry to take place on the second day of the “Justice in Focus” conference, Sept. 10-11 in New York City.

Size of Pentagon hole
Wayne Coste gave a presentation on the size of the opening in the Pentagon wall. You can view the PowerPoint presentation to accompany his talk here: http://www.hopeoutloud.org/pentagon/size-of-opening-in-pentagon.pdf.

The nuclear question
Jim Fetzer reported on the new book America Was Nuked on 9/11, which he co-edited with Mike Palecek. You can read more about it here: https://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2016/09/america-nuked-on-911-book-to-targeting.html and you can buy the book here: http://www.moonrockbooks.com .

Brand New Congress
Cheryl Curtiss told the teleconference about a new project called Brand New Congress, which would run candidates in 2018 according to a set of agreed upon policies and in the primaries of the party most likely to win in a given district. The object is to replace all or most of the members of the House of Representatives. For more information: https://brandnewcongress.org/home.

Truth manifesto
Pablo Novi offered details about his 9/11Truth unity manifesto. He then made a motion asking that the teleconference endorse his proposed leaflet. Cheryl Curtiss moved that this be postponed until the September call. This was approved.

Continued attack on AE911Truth
Dave Slesinger gave the one-minute presentation alluded to above on his request to be dissuaded from embarrassing AE911Truth. As part of his remarks he accused Kelly David, the COO of AE911Truth, of being a police agent. When asked to provide proof or retract the comment, he declined.
Barbara Honegger made an offer to debate one person on the proposition: “A large plane was destroyed at the Pentagon and there was no flyover of that plane.” Craig McKee made a counter offer that he and Adam Ruff would be willing to debate anyone, including Barbara – or Barbara and a partner – on the proposition, “A large plane was destroyed at the Pentagon.” Barbara accepted the challenge with the request that the debate be scheduled for October or November.
Cheryl Curtiss said that Christopher Bollyn would be in New York at the Westpark Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9.
 Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:30 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PST

Audio of the August call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.net/audio/83116.mp3 The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (diogenesquest@gmail.com) by September 24. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.


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September 27, 2016 Uncategorized 28 pages, 9/11, JASTA, national security, Obama, Sovereign Immunity, spurious lawsuits

Monday, September 26, 2016

Why Obama Had To Veto JASTA

This mirrors what is regarded by a number of 9/11 activists as an oustanding piece of analysis by James.


As you probably know, late last Friday afternoon President Obama vetoed a bill which had passed both houses of Congress unanimously, and Congress is now trying to work out whether it has enough clout to override the veto.

I don’t think it does. Behind Obama’s veto lie very powerful reasons, and behind those reasons stand very powerful people.

JASTA, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, would have allowed families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for alleged complicity in the terrorist attacks if Obama had signed it. This could not, and cannot, be allowed to happen.

Therefore, at the behest of the Pentagon and a bipartisan group of national security heavyweights, including

Stephen Hadley, a national security adviser to President George W. Bush; Michael Mukasey, a US attorney general under Bush; William Cohen, a secretary of defense under President Bill Clinton; and Richard Clarke, a national security aide to Bush and Clinton

Obama expressed “deep sympathy” for the families and vetoed the bill.

According to the maintstream media, the families don’t understand why JASTA had to be deep-sixed.

“The president’s rationales to veto JASTA don’t hold weight. They are 100% wrong,” said Terry Strada, whose husband Tom Strada died in World Trade Center collapse. “For us, the 9/11 families and survivors, all we are asking for is an opportunity to have our case heard in a courtroom. Denying us justice is un-American.”

Well, perhaps “the president’s rationales” weren’t the real reasons. Perhaps politicians don’t always say what they mean. And perhaps the mainstream “journalists” can’t tell the difference. But then, neither can the “dissident” journalists.

So the job of explaining it falls to the humblest of bloggers. In other words, the water in this case is so heavy that it can only be carried by a volunteer porter. Nobody who gets paid for carrying water will tell you this:

There are three very good reasons why JASTA cannot become law, but two of them cannot be discussed in public, lest the discussion jeopardize national security and undermine the war on terror.

What goes on behind closed doors is another matter, and the entire House of Representatives is up for re-election in November. We can be sure they will feel all the pressure the bipartisan national security heavyweights can muster, as they consider the ramifications of a vote to override the Presidential veto.

How many of them will stand their ground? I won’t be surprised if we can count them without taking off our socks. But we shall see.



The bipartisan national security heavyweights are protesting that JASTA might motivate foreign countries to sue the American government for acts of terrorism committed by Americans against their own citizens on their own soil.

And this would be very bad for America, they say, because it could lead to “spurious lawsuits” against our men and women in and out of uniform, requiring them to take “a less forceful approach in dealing with state sponsors of terrorism” and thereby hindering them from keeping you and your children safe.

According to the New York Times:

“We continue to make a forceful case to members of Congress that overriding the president’s veto means that this country will start pursuing a less forceful approach in dealing with state sponsors of terrorism and potentially opens up U.S. service members, and diplomats and even companies to spurious lawsuits in kangaroo courts around the world,” Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary , said before Mr. Obama vetoed the measure.

What does he mean by “spurious lawsuits”?

Suppose a drone operator made a mistake and accidentally dropped a bomb in the wrong place, killing half a dozen innocent people.

Should he be held responsible for his actions in a foreign court? Should the American government be liable for reparations?

“Of course not!” say the bipartisan national security heavyweights. This is the realm of International Law, after all, where the guiding principle is “Sovereign Immunity.”

If you are new to International Law, you might assume Sovereign Immunity would mean citizens of a sovereign state are immune to violent attacks from foreign powers. But that would be an error.

Sovereign Immunity actually means a sovereign state can do whatever it wants to the citizens of another state, with no legal repercussions whatsoever.

Sovereign Immunity means big fish can eat little fish whenever they get hungry. And the bipartisan national security heavyweights like it this way. So they don’t want JASTA to threaten it.

To the 9/11 families, this is not a problem. The say JASTA is specifically worded to include only acts of terrorism sponsored by foreigners against American citizens on American soil.

But clearly they don’t understand the power of precedent. And precedent here could be devastating…

… because suppose it wasn’t a drone operator, but an administration. And suppose it wasn’t a mistake, but a deliberate act of aggression. And suppose it wasn’t a bomb dropped in the wrong place, but the invasion, occupation, and destruction of a whole country. And suppose it wasn’t half a dozen innocent victims, but half a million. And suppose it didn’t happen just once, but over and over and over, for decade after decade…

What if there were a means for victims to seek reparations? What if there were a legal precedent for this? And what if the precedent were set by the United States?

Do you see the problem?

That’s not the only problem. It’s a big one, but it’s not the biggest. I think it’s the third biggest; clearly it’s the one that the bipartisan national security heavyweights are least unwilling to talk about in public — even if they only hint at it.

The other two reasons are even darker.



Aside from the question of Sovereign Immunity, there’s another question, which is finessed more often than it’s answered, and for good reason.

What is terrorism? Or more precisely, Who defines terrorism?

Allowing the definition of terrorism to become a matter for the courts would undermine the war on terrorism, according to the terror warriors themselves, but they only say this when they don’t think anyone else is paying attention.

But Stars and Stripes reports:

The White House […] argued the classification of terrorism should remain an executive authority, not become a question for the courts.

Stars and Stripes also quotes Lt. Col. Pat Testerman, a retired Air Force commander:

“What we define as acts of terrorism or acts of war is up to interpretation,” Testerman said. “And we open ourselves up to significant danger with this.”

Of course they would prefer to keep this fact as quiet as possible, since it’s far too easy for people to put two and two together when they realize that the entire global war on terror is predicated on the notion that the President will both define terrorism and command the world’s response to it.

This may strike you as similar to the popular notion:

“If we do it, it’s Good. If our enemies do it, it’s Evil.”

If so, you’ve been paying attention.



The third and officially unspeakable reason why JASTA must get shafted … is an old sweet song, which only conspiracy theorists can sing. And it goes like this:

The official story of 9/11 is not only false but obviously false, indefensible, ludicrous, absurd. It cannot stand serious scrutiny of any kind, and it most certainly cannot stand up in a court of law.

In a courtroom, as opposed to a press briefing room, witnesses are bound to tell the truth, and subject to cross-examination. There is no sure way to control the questions a lawyer might ask, or the answers a witness might give, or the direction in which a cross-examination might go.

In a nation raised on television, in love with litigation and addicted to infotainment, the trial of a former football player accused of killing two people was enough to stop millions in their tracks for weeks.

A generation later, to a population shocked out of its wits with terror, a 9/11 trial would be the spectacle of the century. And just one question, or just one answer, could be enough to bring the rickety official story crashing down on top of the people who built it.

It would only take one sharp defense attorney. But I’d sooner see two.

The first one would say:


PROVE the 4 planes in question were scheduled to fly on 9/11.

PROVE the 19 alleged hijackers were in the airports on that day.

PROVE the 19 men boarded the 4 planes.

PROVE they forced their way into the cockpits.

PROVE they took control of the aircraft.

PROVE they flew those incredible flight paths.

PROVE they crashed into these buildings.


PROVE the buildings disintegrated because they were hit by airplanes!

THEN we can talk about who was responsible.

This attorney would be very scary, of course, because the government cannot prove any of these things, let alone all of them.

But his partner would be absolutely terrifying, because he would say:


Everybody talks about what the Saudis did, but nobody wants to talk about why. Well, I’ll tell you why. They did what they did because they were asked to do it.

This is how things work. Friends do favors for each other. And operatives don’t ask questions.

They had no idea that the people they were helping were going to be used as patsies. They were just following instructions. They didn’t even know they were working for an ally. They just knew what they were supposed to do. This is how things work.

Did the Bush administration know about it? Of course they did. Where do you think the request came from?

Why do you think President Bush and Prince Bandar were so close? Why do you think the White House shut down every single investigation into anything connected to Saudi Arabia?

Why do you think so many important Saudi families were allowed to leave the USA immediately after 9/11? Why do you think they got so much help?

Why do you think the 28 pages were classified for so long? Why do you think the mainstream media keeps trying to make this story go away?

And why do you think the government is so intent on keeping all this quiet that they will do absolutely anything to keep it out of court?

Connect the dots. The 28 pages describe the cutouts who set up the patsies. The “hijackers” are just one part of the story — the part we call “the legend.”

Now: Who created the legend? That’s part of the story, too.

And: What really happened? That’s another part of the story.

What would it take to expose the fraud? Maybe just one court case?

Aha! Now you understand why Obama had to veto JASTA.


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There are some striking similarities between the recent New York/New Jersey bombings and the Boston Marathon bombing, including the use of pressure cooker bombs. But the similarity that really should be ringing everyone’s alarm bells — yet apparently has not — is the revelation that the FBI had prior connections with both bombing suspects.

A number of contradictions and discrepancies in the FBI’s account of those contacts prompts troubling questions about whether the FBI is coming clean about its interest in Ahmad Khan Rahami.

And just as the Bureau did with the purported Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev (and Orlando mass murderer Omar Matteen — another person with whom the FBI was familiar prior to the act), the FBI is painting a minimalist picture of its prior contacts with Rahami, the accused Manhattan and Jersey shore bomber.

For one, the FBI and Rahami’s father are at odds about what he told investigators about his son’s drift toward extremism — the reason the FBI investigated him to begin with. “Keep an eye on him,” the father says he told investigators. The FBI disputes this.

Another reason for concern is the contradiction between the FBI’s “hands off” approach to investigating Rahami (and Tsarnaev) and the well documented and usually very aggressive tactics used against most people with even the thinnest of terrorist connections.

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Rahami’s father, Mohammad Rahami, claims he first alerted the FBI about his son’s radical tendencies after his son assaulted family members. “He warned federal agents explicitly about his son’s interest in terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda and his fascination with jihadist music, poetry and videos,” according to The New York Times.

The FBI denies that Rahami senior told agents who interviewed him anything about “radicalization” or “links to Al Qaeda, the Taliban or their propaganda.” By definition, if he had, then the FBI botched the investigation. Or is something else going on?

Based on what they were told, the FBI says it conducted an “assessment,” the lowest level of investigation also used to check on Tsarnaev, which included an interview with the father, a review of Bureau databases and public records, and checks with other agencies. The FBI claims the assessment did not turn up anything that warranted further inquiry.

“If he had been communicating directly with the terrorist organization and the father said ‘Look here’s the email, here’s the phone call, here’s the communication,’ that would be something different that would allow the FBI to get an investigation,” ex-FBI special agent and counterterror expert Tim Clemente, said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”

The implication is clear: Had Rahami senior given investigative agents more specific information about his son’s activities, the Bureau would have dug deeper. But is it really up to the tipster to provide the FBI with iron-


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In our podcast of November 18, 2016, journalist Sarah Kendzior noted that one of the issues this election has revealed is the growing distrust of institutions, such as the FBI.

Regular WhoWhatWhy readers know that we cover the Bureau extensively – and that there is much to be distrustful about.

For new readers, here is a small sampling of our own articles on how the FBI abused its powers, botched investigations, risked national security, and deceived the public on a wide range of issues, some of which had life or death consequences.

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FBI Sat Back While Snitch Directed Cyber-Attacks and Potentially entrapped Others

Saudi Royal Ties to 9/11 Hijackers Via Saudi Florida Family?

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A climate negotiator explains why Trump might not be a total disaster for the planet
By Stephen Stromberg November 20 2016


Pair of Arctic Storms Sparked Severe Polar Warming, Sea Ice Melt for November 2016

Folks — we’re in a climate emergency. Tell everyone you know. — Eric Holthaus

There are weather and climate records, and then there are truly exceptional events that leave all others in the dust. Such has been the case across Earth’s high latitudes during this last quarter of 2016… — Bob Henson at WeatherUnderground

Global warming doesn’t care about the election. — Dr Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS


The dramatic Arctic warmth and related damage to sea ice continued today. It’s a situation that Bob Henson at Weather Underground has aptly dubbed ‘the crazy cryosphere.’ But from this particular observer’s perspective, the situation is probably worse than simply crazy. It appears that we are now in the process of losing an element — Arctic sea ice — that is critical to the integrity of seasonality as we know it.

(Extreme Arctic warmth was drawn in by two warm storms — one running north from the Barents on November 14. Another emerging from Kamchatka on November 16 and 17. Warm storms have, during recent years, run up along high amplitude waves in the Jet Stream and into the Arctic during both summer and winter — with apparent strong impacts to sea ice [see NASA video below]. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer.)

On November 17, according to Arctic sea ice expert Zack Labe, the Arctic Ocean actually lost about 50,000 square kilometers of ice coverage. This would be odd on any given November day — which typically sees a trend of rapid freeze as the Arctic cools down into winter. But it is particularly strange considering that the Arctic Ocean is presently in a severe sea ice deficit of around 700,000 square kilometers below previous record lows. One that follows on the heels of both a very warm October and an exceptionally warm November for the Polar region of our world.

These losses occurred just one day before overall temperature anomalies for the climate zone above 66 degrees North Latitude went through the roof. For today, according to Climate Reanalyzer, temperatures for the entire Arctic spiked as high as 7.26 degrees Celsius above average. This occurred even as readings near the North Pole hit to near or above freezing in some locations.

(Warm Storm running up through the Fram Strait on November 14 — an event which flooded the high Arctic with abnormal late fall heat. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

And though these warming events have been widely reported in climate media, what has not been reported is the fact that a pair warm storms similar to the one that hammered sea ice and brought North Pole temperatures to above freezing during late December of 2015 were also the triggers for the present Arctic Ocean warming event.

Such intense warm air invasions can have a dramatic impact on sea ice. According to NASA, last year’s late December warm storm event resulted in considerable ice thinning and melt over the critical sea ice region surrounding the North Pole. Ice in the Barents was reduced by 10 percent. Sea surface temperatures in some locations jumped to 20 degrees (F) above average. And throughout the month of January, there was little rebuilding of sea ice into the recently melted regions.

(A recent NASA study found that warm storms can have a serious impact on sea ice. And for both 2015 and 2016, this appears to be the case.)

This year’s warming event was also accompanied by a storm running north out of the Barents. On November 14, a 955 mb storm ran directly up through the Fram Strait. It ushered in warm, moist winds from the south which then spread northward over the Central Arctic — bringing with them above freezing temperatures. On November 16, a 966 mb storm crossed over Kamchatka. It subsequently weakened. But it still possessed enough oomph to pull in a strong plume of warmth and moisture as it entered the Arctic Ocean near the region of the East Siberian Sea. And the result has been a flood of warm air coming in from the Beaufort and East Siberian Sea to meet with the similar onrush coming from the Barents. The result is the huge Polar heat spike that we see today.

Following a very warm October, this is a kind of insult to injury situation for the sea ice. And though temperatures are expected to fall back a bit over the coming week in the High Arctic, atmospheric and ocean conditions running into December seem to favor the potential for more warm air influxes to this fragile climate zone.

UPDATE: On November 19, it had become apparent that significant sea ice losses were ongoing in the Arctic. According to the JAXA sea ice monitor, about 140,000 square kilometers of sea ice had been lost over the period of November 16 through 18. As Arctic Ocean ice typically freezes quite rapidly during November, such counter trend losses are highly extraordinary. Now, sea ice in the Arctic, according to JAXA is 995,000 square kilometers below the previous record low set during 2012.

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New documentary about Franklin Coverup Pedophile Ring


Over the years, a man who publicly claimed to be Johnny has made headlines, and several other people – including a man who claims he helped kidnap Johnny -- have come forward to say that Johnny’s disappearance was linked to an elaborate and well-guarded pedophile ring that involved high-level politicians.

No arrests have been made in connection with Johnny’s disappearance.

Johnny's mother says police, FBI botched investigation
Noreen Gosch, formerly of Eldridge, the mother of a 12-year-old paper carrier who went missing in 1982, maintains that her son was kidnapped and trafficked.

Johnny was born to the Gosches when they lived in Eldridge, she said. “We moved there in 1967 and moved when Johnny was two. He was born Nov. 12, 1969.”

Her son was 12 when he disappeared. She says he visited her once in 1997 for only a few hours.

Meanwhile, no arrests have been made in connection with the case.

“The police department and FBI did a very poor job on Johnny's case,” Gosch said. On the morning Johnny disappeared, by the time police arrived Gosch had contacted the newspaper and had gathered statements from other paper carriers who had been folding the papers they were preparing to deliver.

“I gave that to the police with all the contact information for (the paper carriers’) parents,” she said. “I knew about the man who was there and the second man on the street, as we had five witnesses in the case,” she said.

Gosch then called the FBI, and agents David Oxler and Ed Maul came to the Gosch residence. “As they set foot into our home, they announced they would not enter the case because the police chief didn't want their help. And it was up to us to prove Johnny was in danger.”

Gosch told the agents there were five witnesses, but “It did no good. They refused to enter the case. So I told them to get out of our home.”

One of the witnesses, Gosch said, was an attorney who later became a highly respected judge. “He tried and tried to get the police to do their job,” she said.

“We know what happened to Johnny... how, why, who,” Gosch said. “We just have a few smaller pieces of the case left to acquire.”

If Gosch had not stepped forward, none of the progress in the area of missing children would have occurred, she said. “The FBI would have been allowed to continue to push parents around when their children were taken.”

“Why would a police chief do this? Therein lies part of the answer to the case,” she said.

Throughout the years, Gosch never has lost sight of the fact that Johnny is the victim. “Many times, parents in this situation take on the role of a victim. It is easy to lose strength, focus and effectiveness when you do that. The fact we did not have police / FBI support meant it was up to me to run the investigation.

“I stayed focused, as any interruptions could mean Johnny's life,” she said.

Gosch continues to give “kind but practical advice” to other parents when kidnappings take place. “It is important for the families to be involved,” she said. “After a few weeks of a kidnapping, the law enforcement/FBI go home. The parents need to have a Plan B for when that happens,” she said.


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A Flawed Recount for a Flawed Election?

By Craig Wolff, Russ Baker, Klaus Marre – and Cameron Bren in Madison, WI

The recount in Wisconsin is set to begin Thursday, but election integrity experts say the only way it will reliably reveal foul play is if all ballots are counted by hand. However, in a hastily-arranged hearing late Tuesday night, a judge, while agreeing that a manual recount is preferable, rejected a lawsuit by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein that would have required such a manual recount. She based her decision in part on a state law pushed by Republicans that leaves decisions on recount methods up to the counties. The judge also said she did not see solid proof of miscounts that would alter the election.

“I understand that it is extremely important to the people of the state of Wisconsin,” said Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn. “I understand that it is extremely important to the nation, but I must follow the law… and I just do not find clear and convincing evidence.”

The judge noted that “a recount isn’t a threat,” adding “instead, it should be an affirmation of the democratic process and I think we can all agree that a hand recount is the gold standard, it is the best we can do. I don’t think there is any dispute to that.”

Attorneys representing the Jill Stein campaign, Matthew D Brinckerhoff and Debbie Greenberger, argued that the state could easily do a hand recount by the federal deadline of Dec. 13. Of the 72 counties in Wisconsin 19 have reported wards that want to use the tabulating equipment rather than hand count. The largest county, Milwaukee, and fourth largest, Brown are included in those. Dane County, the second most populous, is hand counting and expects to be finished on time.

After initially keeping its distance from the recount, Hillary Clinton’s campaign now appears to have fully joined the fight. Attorneys for Clinton joined Stein’s after filing Tuesday to intervene in support of the hand count. Clinton’s attorneys pointed out how in 2010 Minnesota had been able to conclude a statewide hand recount of the governor’s race in five days.


Most counties in Wisconsin use optical scan voting machines. Voters fill out their ballots, which are then scanned and preserved. Experts warn, however, that simply repeating that scanning process would not tell election officials whether the machines had been hacked. That could only be determined by a manual count of the ballots themselves. This process would also get a more accurate result with regard to ballots that had not been filled out correctly, e.g., if a voter used a checkmark instead of filling in the bubble next to the candidate’s name.

In an affidavit accompanying Stein’s recount petition, J. Eric Halderman, a professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Center for Computer Security and Society at the University of Michigan, noted that this year’s election was “subject to unprecedented cyberattacks apparently intended to interfere with the election.” Halderman described how a hacker could manipulate a voting machine and noted that Wisconsin is one of several states using outdated equipment.

“The only way to determine whether a cyberattack affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election is to examine the physical evidence — that is, to count the paper ballots and paper audit trail records, and review the voting equipment, to ensure that the votes cast by actual voters match the results determined by the computers,” Halderman stated. “For ballots cast through optical scanners, a manual recount of the paper ballots, without relying on the electronic equipment, must occur.”

On Tuesday evening, Halderman stressed that if the election using optical scanners was flawed, then a recount using the same process would be flawed as well.

“The same vulnerabilities that were present on election day continue to exist in the voting machines because they are the same technology, the same model and for that reason the machines are just as subject to hacking now as they would have been prior to the election,” Halderman testified.

Judge Bailey-Rihn encouraged counties to use a hand count even though she could not mandate them to do so.

“I’m going to allow the 19 counties to do the recount the way that they intended,” Bailey-Rihn said in closing, “Again, I think everybody would strongly encourage them to do the hand recount but it is their decision.

Experts supporting Stein’s lawsuit believe that allowing some counties to use anything other than a hand recount would taint the process.

“If the paper records have been preserved intact, checking the electronic results against manual inspection of the underlying paper records can reveal tabulation and aggregation errors of all kinds, even if the software has bugs or has been hacked,” said Philip Stark, associate dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and director of the Statistical Computing Facility at the University of California, Berkeley, in an affidavit supporting the lawsuit.

“In contrast, the original result and the result obtained by rescanning and retabulation could both be wrong,” Stark added. “Rescanning and retabulating without checking the electronic data against the original paper records cannot confirm that the reported result is correct.”

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) had said in a unanimous decision that it is up to each county to decide whether it wants to conduct a manual recount or just re-scan the ballots.

A Wisconsin elections integrity expert told WhoWhatWhy that most counties are expected to conduct a hand count and have been encouraged to do so by WEC.

Counting an individual race by hand is not as difficult as it might sound, the Wisconsin expert said. To do a machine count, however, is more difficult because the voting machines have to be reprogrammed so that they only count the presidential race. By law, it is forbidden to recount the other races as well.

These voting machines are similar to cell phones in that they have some software built in, which election officials don’t touch, while other programming is configured before use in an election. Prior to the recount, local officials would have to do the reprogramming, or the task would be delegated to someone sent by either the machine’s manufacturer or a hired support company. The new program would then have to be tested before the ballots could be scanned individually.

As a result, it does seem easier to count ballots by hand — if perhaps somewhat more labor-intensive for elections workers. But Stein is already agreeing to pay for their efforts. It will be interesting to hear the justifications by county officials who decide against that option. One reason, of course, would be to cover up election fraud — or embarrassing errors.

In the end, public clamor for hand recounts may prove decisive.

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FBI coughs up new 9/11 records about Sarasota; Documents, evidence missing

New York’s World Trade Center before September 11, 2001
Newly released FBI documents say agents investigating 9/11 connections did not obtain security records from a Sarasota-area gated community containing alleged evidence that 9/11 hijackers had visited the residence of a Saudi family with ties to the royal family.

The FBI’s surprising assertion that agents chose not to collect basic evidence during its once-secret Sarasota investigation is contained in a previously classified “Memorandum for the Record” about an FBI briefing given to the 9/11 Review Commission on April 30, 2014.

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-FL, co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, called the FBI’s statement “stunning.”

The memorandum also fails to explain, as the commission’s final report suggested it would, the basis for FBI statements made to the 9/11 Review Commission that sought to discredit an April 2002 FBI report that – contrary to the FBI’s public comments – said agents found “many connections” between the Sarasota Saudis and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.”

A heavily censored copy of the four-page Memorandum for the Record is among more than 200 pages of declassified 9/11 Review Commission records released to FloridaBulldog.org this month by the FBI amid ongoing Freedom of Information litigation.

The Review Commission was authorized by Congress to conduct an “external review” of the FBI’s post 9/11 performance and to evaluate new evidence, but was largely controlled by the FBI. Its three members, all of whom were paid by the FBI, included former Reagan-era Attorney General Ed Meese.

New questions about Review Commission

The Review Commission operated in secret for about a year and went out of business when it issued its final report in March 2015. The memo, cited in the report’s footnotes, raises new questions about whether the commission made an actual, thorough review of what happened in Sarasota or simply accepted the FBI’s assertions.

“It’s somewhere between just blind acceptance of whatever the FBI put before them and the failure of the FBI to disclose other information not in this memo,” said Graham.

Florida driver’s license photo of Mohamed Atta
The FBI’s Sarasota investigation began shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when neighbors in the upscale Prestancia development alerted law enforcement to the abrupt departure of Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife, Anoud, who moved out of their home at 4224 Escondito Circle about two weeks before 9/11. The couple left numerous personal belongings, including their cars, clothes, furniture and a refrigerator full of food.

The home was owned by al-Hijji’s father-in-law, Esam Ghazzawi, an advisor to the late Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a nephew of former King Fahd, and eldest son of Saudi Arabia’s current monarch, King Salman. The prince died in July 2001 at age 46.

Florida Bulldog, working with Irish author Anthony Summers, first reported about the FBI’s Sarasota investigation in September 2011. The story included statements by Prestancia’s security chief and a counterterrorism officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as to how the FBI had used the gatehouse’s sign-in logs and photographs of license plates to discover that cars used by 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers had visited al-Hijji’s home. Atta and two other hijack pilots took flight lessons at nearby Venice Municipal Airport.

No disclosure to Congress, 9/11 Commission

The story also noted the FBI had not disclosed its Sarasota investigation to either Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11 or the subsequent 9/11 Commission. The FBI has said it did notify Congress and the 9/11 Commission, but a number of persons affiliated with those probes, including former Sen. Graham, have said they were not told about the Sarasota Saudis.

The newly released Memorandum for the Record does not address the significant question of whether the FBI notified Congress and the 9/11 Commission of its Sarasota probe, and if not, why. It does, however, dispute the accounts of both Prestancia’s then-security chief, Larry Berberich, and the counterterrorism officer who said FBI agents collected and analyzed the gatehouse records that documented who entered Prestancia prior to 9/11 and where they went.

“The FBI did not obtain the gate records from the community because there was not a justified reason to believe there was a connection with the hijackers. There was no investigative belief or reason to obtain the records,” the memo says.

“It’s unbelievable that they would make the statement that they didn’t collect the records because they didn’t have a belief that there was a connection,” Graham said. “It was the records that would have given them that connection.”

Nevertheless, the memo says elsewhere that the FBI concluded there was “no evidence the hijackers visited the family’s residence.” The memo does not explain how, if the gate records were not obtained, the FBI could reach that conclusion.

The FBI has said in public comments, and to the 9/11 Review Commission, that it found “no evidence” connecting the Sarasota Saudis to any of the 9/11 hijackers, “nor was there any connection found between the family and the 9/11 plot.”

A startling statement

The memo, however, includes a startling statement about the FBI’s record-keeping practices that indicates the bureau cannot back up its conclusions. “There is no actual documentation of searches and work done to rule out connections,” the memo says.

The memorandum goes on to dispute the counterterrorism officer’s account of how agents, using a subpoena, obtained phone company records about incoming and outgoing calls to the Escondito house. A link analysis – tracking calls based on dates, times and length of conversation – found that calls dating back more than a year prior to 9/11 “lined up with the known suspects,” the counterterrorism officer said.

The links were not only to Atta and other hijack pilots, but to other terrorist suspects, including Walid al-Shehhri, who flew with Atta on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center, and al Qaeda terrorist Adnan Shukrijumah, the counterterrorism officer said. Shukrijumah, a Broward resident later added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, was reported killed in a military raid in Pakistan in December 2014.

The memorandum, however, says, “The FBI found there is no evidence and no grounds that the family, or 2 & 3 degrees of separation, had any telephonic connection,” with the hijackers.

FBI Director James Comey, second from right, is flanked by 9/11 Review Commissioners Tim Roemer, right, Ed Meese and Bruce Hoffman, far left. Photo: FBI
Neither the memo nor the 9/11 Review Commission’s final report indicate that the commission sought to verify any of the FBI’s assertions. The FBI has declined to make public records about its phone record analysis.

Similarly, the memo discusses statements made to the 9/11 Review Commission by the FBI regarding its own April 2002 “many connections” report linking the Sarasota Saudis and 9/11 figures.

80,000 pages

 The FBI released that redacted report, containing national security information and originally marked “declassify on 03-14-2038,” to Florida Bulldog in 2013 during a separate Freedom of Information lawsuit that sought access to records of the FBI’s Sarasota probe.


In that case, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale ordered the FBI in April 2014 to produce for his inspection 80,000 pages of records from its Tampa area field office. The judge’s inspection is ongoing.

Before the 9/11 Review Commission, however, the FBI disavowed its report, saying it was “poorly written and wholly unsubstantiated,” according to th


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The drug psilocybin in pill form. Two trials have shown a single dose reduced depression and anxiety caused by cancer and that the effect can last up to eight months. Photograph: NYU Langone Medical Center

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A single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can lift the anxiety and depression experienced by people with advanced cancer for six months or even longer, two new studies show.

Researchers involved in the two trials in the United States say the results are remarkable. The volunteers had “profoundly meaningful and spiritual experiences” which made most of them rethink life and death, ended their despair and brought about lasting improvement in the quality of their lives.

The results of the research are published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology together with no less than ten commentaries from leading scientists in the fields of psychiatry and palliative care, who all back further research. While the effects of magic mushrooms have been of interest to psychiatry since the 1950s, the classification of all psychedelics in the US as schedule 1 drugs in the 1970s, in the wake of the Vietnam war and the rise of recreational drug use in the hippy counter-culture, has erected daunting legal and financial obstacles to running trials.


“I think it is a big deal both in terms of the findings and in terms of the history and what it represents. It was part of psychiatry and vanished and now it’s been brought back,” said Dr Stephen Ross, director of addiction psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and lead investigator of the study that was based there.

Around 40-50% of newly diagnosed cancer patients suffer some sort of depression or anxiety. Antidepressants have little effect, particularly on the “existential” depression that can lead some to feel their lives are meaningless and contemplate suicide.

The main findings of the NYU study, which involved 29 patients, and the larger one from Johns Hopkins University with 51 patients, that a single dose of the medication can lead to immediate reduction in the depression and anxiety caused by cancer and that the effect can last up to eight months, “is unprecedented,” said Ross. “We don’t have anything like it.”

The results of the studies were very similar, with around 80% of the patients attributing moderately or greatly improved wellbeing or life satisfaction to a single high dose of the drug, given with psychotherapy support.

Professor Roland Griffiths, of the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience who led the study at Johns Hopkins University school of medicine, said he did not expect the findings, which he described as remarkable. “I am bred as a sceptic. I was sceptical at the outset that this drug could produce long-lasting changes


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The discovery of DiSarro’s remains and the charges against his alleged killers have brought them a measure of solace. But they remain haunted by questions about whether the FBI jeopardized his life by pressuring him to cooperate and about how his alleged killers evaded justice for so long

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‘There were thousands of times I felt cheated, times my friends’ fathers took me to football games . . . all the stuff you normally do with a dad.’

Their suspicions have been heightened by the legacy of FBI corruption that spanned decades. DiSarro’s murder came at a time when agents were allowing James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi to kill with impunity while leaking the names of those cooperating against them.

In 2003, Flemmi told investigators that he walked into the Sharon home of Salemme’s ex-wife on May 10, 1993, the day DiSarro disappeared, while Salemme’s son, Francis P. Salemme Jr. was strangling DiSarro as Weadick held his legs off the ground. He said the elder Salemme and his brother, Jackie, watched the killing and laterenlisted Rhode Island mobster Robert DeLuca to help dispose of the body.

Flemmi gave his account when Salemme, who admitted participating in eight murders in the 1960s, was in the federal witness protection program after testifying against Bulger’s former FBI handler.

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9/11's Trainer in Terrorism Was an FBI Informant
(Peter Dale Scott Talk in Palo Alto, October 27, 2006)
If I had an hour, I would talk to you about how the 9/11 Report failed to reconcile Dick Cheney's conflicting accounts, which cannot all be true, of what he did on the morning of 9/11 in the bunker beneath the White House. But that story takes two whole chapters of my forthcoming book, The Road to 9/11. So instead I will expand on what I spoke about a month ago in Berkeley, concerning Ali Mohamed, Washington's double agent inside al-Qaeda, and also a chief 9/11 plotter.(1) I want to add important new material tonight. Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, was a close ally of Osama bin Laden. As he later confessed in court, he also aided the terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri, a co-founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and by then an aide to bin Laden, when he visited America to raise money.(2) It is now generally admitted that Ali Mohamed worked for the FBI, the CIA, and U.S. Special Forces.
Patrick Fitzgerald, who testified to the 9/11 Commission about Ali Mohamed, knew him well. In 1994 he had named him as an unindicted co-conspirator in the New York landmarks case, yet allowed him to remain free. This was because, as Fitzgerald knew, Ali Mohamed was an FBI informant, from at least 1993 and maybe 1989.(3) Thus, from 1994 "until his arrest in 1998 [by which time the 9/11 plot was well under way], Mohamed shuttled between California, Afghanistan, Kenya, Somalia and at least a dozen other countries."(4)
What I first wrote in 2004, and again in 9/11 and American Empire, has to my knowledge has not yet been in the US press: it is that in 1993 Ali Mohamed had been detained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada, (when he inquired at an airport after an incoming al Qaeda terrorist who turned out to be carrying two forged Saudi passports). Mohamed immediately told the RCMP to make a phone call to the FBI in the United States, and the call secured his release.(5) This release enabled Ali to go on to Kenya, take pictures of the U.S.. Embassy, and deliver them to bin Laden for the Embassy bombing plot.
In August 2006 there was a National Geographic Special on Ali Mohamed. We can take this as the new official fallback position on Ali Mohamed, because John Cloonan, the FBI agent who worked with Fitzgerald on Mohamed, helped narrate it. I didn't see the show, but here's what TV critics said about its contents:
Ali Mohamed manipulated the FBI, CIA and U.S. Army on behalf of Osama bin Laden. Mohamed trained terrorists how to hijack airliners, bomb buildings and assassinate rivals. [D]uring much of this time Mohamed was ... , an operative for the CIA and FBI, and a member of the U.S. Army.(6) ... Mohamed turned up in FBI surveillance photos as early as 1989, training radical Muslims who would go on to assassinate Jewish militant Meir Kahane and detonate a truck bomb at the World Trade Center. He not only avoided arrest, but managed to become an FBI informant while writing most of the al Qaeda terrorist manual and helping plan attacks on American troops in Somalia and U.S. embassies in Africa.(7)
That Mohamed trained al Qaeda in hijacking planes and wrote most of the al Qaeda terrorist manual is confirmed in a new book, The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright, who has seen US Government records.(8) Let me say this again: one of al-Qaeda's top trainers in terrorism and how to hijack airplanes was an operative for FBI, CIA, and the Army.
But what we have heard so far is a fall-back cover-up of even worse truths. Peter Lance, who first wrote the script for the National Geographic special, told about Mohamed's detention and release in Toronto. This important detail, along with others, was cut from the program. Lance withdrew from the project and complained on his website about these and other cuts, such as this one:
"Within days of 9/11 Cloonan ... interviewed Ali, whom the Feds had allowed to slip into witness protection, and demanded to know the details of the plot. At that point Ali wrote it all out - including details of how he'd counseled would-be hijackers on how to smuggle box cutters on board aircraft and where to sit, to effect the airline seizures."(9)
So let us sum up what we know so far about Ali Mohamed:
A key planner of the 9/11 plot, and trainer in hijacking, was simultaneously an informant for the FBI.
This operative trained the members for all of the chief Islamist attacks inside the United States -- the first WTC bombing, the New York landmarks plot, and finally 9/11, as well as the attacks against Americans in Somalia and Kenya.
And yet for four years Mohamed was allowed to move in and out of the country as an unindicted conspirator. Then, unlike his trainees, he was allowed to plea-bargain. To this day he may still not have been sentenced for any crime, and may even be in witness protection.(10)
Peter Lance has charged that Fitzgerald had evidence before 1998 to implicate Mohamed in the Kenya Embassy bombing, yet did nothing and let the bombing happen.(11) In fact, the FBI was aware back in 1990 that Mohamed had engaged in terrorist training on Long Island; yet it acted to protect Mohamed from arrest, even after one of his trainees had moved beyond training to an actual assassination.(12)
Mohamed's trainees were all members of the Al-Kifah Center in Brooklyn, which served as the main American recruiting center for the Makhtab-al-Khidimat, the "Services Center" network that after the Afghan war became known as al Qaeda.(13) The Al-Kifah Center was headed in 1990 by the blind Egyptian Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who like Ali Mohamed had been admitted to the United States, despite being on a State Department Watch List. (14) As he had done earlier in Egypt, the sheikh "issued a fatwa in America that permitted his followers to rob banks and kill Jews."(15)
In November 1990, three of Mohamed's trainees conspired together to kill Meir Kahane, the racist founder of the Jewish Defense League. The actual killer, El Sayyid Nosair, was caught by accident almost immediately; and by luck the police soon found his two co-conspirators, Mahmoud Abouhalima and Mohammed Salameh, waiting at Nosair's house. They found much more: There were formulas for bomb making, 1,440 rounds of ammunition, and manuals [supplied by Ali Mohamed] from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg marked "Top Secret for Training," along with classified documents belonging to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. The police found maps and drawings of New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square -- and the World Trade Center. The forty-seven boxes of evidence they collected also included the collected sermons of blind Sheikh Omar, in which he exhorted his followers to "destroy the edifices of capitalism."(16)
All three had been trained by Ali Mohamed back in the late 1980s at a rifle range, where the FBI had photographed them, before terminating this surveillance in the fall of 1989.(17)
The U.S. Government was thus in an excellent position to arrest, indict, and convict all of the terrorists involved, including Mohamed.
Yet only hours after the killing, Joseph Borelli, Chief of NYPD detectives, struck a familiar American note and pronounced Nosair a "lone deranged gunman.."(18) Some time later, he actually told the press that "There was nothing [at Nosair's house] that would stir your imagination ... ..Nothing has transpired that changes our opinion that he acted alone."[19]
Borelli was not acting alone in this matter. His position was also that of the FBI, who said they too believed "that Mr. Nosair had acted alone in shooting Rabbi Kahane." "The bottom line is that we can't connect anyone else to the Kahane shooting," an F.B.I. agent said."(20)
In thus limiting the case, the police and FBI were in effect protecting Nosair's two Arab co-conspirators in the murder of a U.S. citizen. Both of them were ultimately convicted in connection with the first WTC bombing, along with another Mohamed trainee, Nidal Ayyad. The 9/11 Report, summarizing the convictions of Salameh, Ayyad, Abouhalima, and the blind Sheikh for the WTC bombing and New York landmarks plots, calls it "this superb investigative and prosecutorial effort" (i.e. by Cloonan and Fitzgerald).(21) It says nothing about the suppressed evidence found in Nosair's house, including "maps and drawings of New York City landmarks," which if pursued should have prevented both plots from developing.
Almost certainly, the 9/11 Commission knew more about this scandalous situation than they let on. It cannot be just a coincidence that they selected to write the staff reports about al Qaeda and the 9/11 plot, and conduct the relevant interviews, Dietrich Snell, who had been Fitzgerald's colleague in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney's office. (Thus Snell presumably drafted the praise for the superb effort by his former colleague Patrick Fitzgerald and the FBI). Of the nine people on Snell's team, all but one had worked for the U.S. Government, and all but two for either the Justice Department or the FBI.(22)
If you go to my website, http://www.peterdalescott.net, you will know that: Shortly after 9/11, in October 2001, U.S. and British newspapers briefly alleged that the paymaster for the 9/11 attacks was a possible agent of the Pakistani intelligence service ISI, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. There was even a brief period in which it was alleged that the money had been paid at the direction of the then ISI Chief, Lieutenant-General Mahmoud Ahmad.(23)
Others have since argued that Saeed Sheikh worked for both America and Britain, since "both American and British governments have studiously avoided taking any action against Sheikh despite the fact that he is a known terrorist who has targeted U.S. and UK citizens."(24) The claim what Saeed Sheikh was recruited by MI-6 in Great Britain has been made by myself, by John Newman, and by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; recently it has been pointed to in the new book by Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan.(25)
And there may have been other double agents. Last month Robert Baer, a former CIA officer, told an Australian newspaper that ''In 1996, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [the al-Qaeda mastermind of the 9/11 plot] was in Doha [the capital of Qatar], the CIA found out about it, and wanted to arrest him and people in Washington stopped them. That has never been answered in the 9/11 commission report, why that arrest was stopped."(26)
One week after 9/11, in a story for Pacific News Service, I wrote the following (which is still on my website):
It is important to learn from the serious mistakes made by the United States and CIA in the past. The usual CIA mode of undermining foreign governments it does not like -- from Russia to Cuba to Iran -- has been to organize and train their opponents in criminal activities, including sabotage and smuggling. But time and again this strategy backfires. The problem is that as soon as the United States loses interest in its agents' cause, the sabotage techniques it has taught will more than likely be turned back against it.(27)
This is what happened with al Qaeda.
When I wrote this I did not yet know about the scandal of Ali Mohamed's tolerated terrorism. In 2004, when I did know, I reported a story in the London Independent (but not this country) that Mohamed was on the U.S. payroll at the time he was training the Arab Afghans, and that the CIA, reviewing the case five years after the first WTC bombing, concluded in an internal document that the CIA itself was "partly culpable" in the World Trade Center attack.(28)
I cannot tell you whether (as I would like to think) Mohamed and Saeed were examples of rogue agents out of control (in which case we have a CIA problem), or whether they were agents not out of control (in which case we have of course a much worse CIA problem). One way or the other, we have a fundamental and on-going problem, for which we need a more serious remedy than just putting a Democrat in the White House. As has happened after past intelligence fiascoes, our intelligence agencies were strengthened as a result of the 9/11 Commission, not brought under control, and their budgets were increased.
It's time to confront the reality that these agencies themselves, and their own sponsorship and protection of terrorist activities, have aggravated the greatest threats to our national security. Scott Ritter and others have written that, at this very moment, CIA-backed bombings are being undertaken in Iran by the Mujahideen e-Khalq (MEK or MKO), an opposition group listed by the United States State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.(29) It appears that, as if having learned nothing, the CIA is still sponsoring terrorists.
I want to admit, in all fairness, that certain notable victories have been achieved in the narrow pursuit of al Qaeda. At the same time, after five years of the new broadened war on terrorism, we can say with confidence that the net result to date is a far more dangerous world than we had before.
Peter Dale Scott's latest book (co-edited with David Ray Griffin) is 9/11 & American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (Olive Branch Press, 2006). His website is http://www.peterdalescott.net.
I discuss Ali Mohamed in a book I co-edited with David Ray Griffin: David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott (eds.), 9/11 & American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2006), 74, 76-77.
This admitted connection to al-Zawahiri has led some to identify Mohamed (Abu Mohamed al Amriki) with the al-Amriki alleged by Yossef Bodansky to have acted as go-between between Zawahiri and the CIA: "In the first half of November 1997 Ayman al-Zawahiri met a man called Abu-Umar al-Amriki (al-Amriki means "the American") at a camp near Peshawar, on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. High-level Islamist leaders insist that in this meeting Abu-Umar al-Amriki made al-Zawahiri an offer: The United States would not interfere with or intervene to prevent the Islamists' rise to power in Egypt if the Islamist mujahideen currently in Bosnia-Herzegovina would refrain from attacking the U.S. forces there. Moreover, Abu-Umar al-Amriki promised a donation of $50 million (from unidentified sources) to Islamist charities in Egypt and elsewhere. This was not the first meeting between Abu-Umar al-Amriki and Zawahiri. Back in the 1980s Abu-Umar al-Amriki openly acted as an emissary for the CIA with various Arab Islamist militant and terrorist movements ... then operating under the wings of the Afghan jihad ... . In the late 1980s, in one of his meetings with Zawahiri, Abu-Umar al-Amriki suggested that Zawahiri would need "$50 million to rule Egypt." At the time, Zawahiri interpreted this assertion as a hint that Washington would tolerate his rise to power if he could raise this money. The mention of the magic figure, $50 million, by Abu-Umar al-Amriki in the November 1997 meeting was interpreted by Zawahiri and the entire Islamist leadership, including Osama bin Laden, as a reaffirmation of the discussions with the CIA in the late 1980s about Washington's willingness to tolerate an Islamic Egypt. In 1997 the Islamist leaders were convinced that Abu-Umar al-Amriki was speaking for the CIA -- that is, the uppermost echelons of the Clinton administration" (Bodansky, Bin Laden, 212-13). As we shall see, it is the case that Mohamed was allowed to travel to Afghanistan even after his designation as an unindicted co-conspirator in 1994 (San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/01).
Peter Lance, "Triple Cross: National Geographic Channel's Whitewash of the Ali Mohamed Story," Huffington Post, 8/29/06, http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20060829/ cm_huffpost/028270. Unfortunately Lance's book on Mohamed, Triple Cross, was not yet available as this book went to press. Cf. Lawrence White, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (New York: Knopf, 2006), 181-82; Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Age of Sacred Terror (New York: Random House, 2002), 236; Lawrence Wright, New Yorker, 9/16/02: "In 1989 -- Mohamed talked to an F.B.I. agent in California and provided American intelligence with its first inside look at Al Qaeda."
Raleigh News & Observer, 10/21/01, http://www.knoxstudio. com/shns/story.cfm?pk=ALIMOHAMED-10-24-01&cat=AN.
Toronto Globe and Mail, 11/22/01, http://www.mail-archive. com/hydro@topica.com/msg00224.html; Peter Dale Scott, "How to Fight Terrorism," California Monthly, September 2004, http://www.alumni.berkeley.edu/Alumni/Cal_Monthly/September_2004/How_to_fight_terrorism.asp. Mohamed's companion, Essam Marzouk, is now serving 15 years of hard labor in Egypt, after having been arrested in Azerbaijan. Mohamed's detention and release was months after the first WTC bombing in February 1993, and after the FBI had already rounded up two of the plotters whom they knew had been trained by Ali Mohamed.
Dave Shiflett, Bloomberg News, 8/28/06, http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aNWwkZYujCIs&refer=home.
Glenn Garvin, Miami Herald, http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/columnists/glenn_garvin/15310462.htm
Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (New York: Knopf, 2006), 181. The Report claims (56) that "Bin Ladin and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States." But Wright reports that Mohamed, while on a leave from the U.S. army, went to Afghanistan and trained "the first al-Qaeda volunteers in techniques of unconventional warfare, including kidnappings, assassinations, and hijacking planes." This was in 1988, one year before Mohamed left active U.S. Army service and joined the Reserve.
Peter Lance, "Triple Cross: National Geographic Channel's Whitewash of the Ali Mohamed Story," Huffington Post, 8/29/06, http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20060829/cm _huffpost/028270.
According to publicity for the National Geographic special, Mohamed is "currently in U.S. custody," but "his whereabouts and legal status are closely guarded secrets" (Rocky Mountain News, 8/28/06, 2D). Lance wrote that Mohamed was put into the witness protection program. "David Runke [Ruhnke], a defense attorney in the African embassies bombing case, says, ``I think the most likely thing that will happen is he'll be released, he'll be given a new name and a new identity, and he will pick up a life someplace.''' (Shiflett, Bloomberg News, 8/28/06). As of November 2001, Mohamed had not been sentenced and was still believed to be supplying information from his prison cell.
"Ali Mohamed had stayed in [El-Hage's] Kenyan home in the mid 90's as they plotted the bombings. Another agent in Fitzie's squad Dan Coleman, had searched El-Hage's home a year before the bombings and found direct links to Ali Mohamed and yet Fitzgerald failed to connect the dots" (Lance, "Triple Cross," Huffington Post, 8/29/06).
Peter Lance, 1000 Years for Revenge (New York: Regan Books/ Harper Collins, 2003), 29-37.
Robert Dreyfuss, Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam (New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2005), 278; John K. Cooley, Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America, and International Terrorism (London: Pluto Press, 1999), 87-88; Lance, 1000 Years for Revenge, 29-31; Independent, 11/1/98.
Rahman was issued two visas, one of them "by a CIA officer working undercover in the consular section of the American embassy in Sudan" (Peter L.. Bergen, Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden [New York: Free Press, 2001], 67). FBI consultant Paul Williams writes that Ali Mohamed "settled in America on a visa program controlled by the CIA" (Paul L. Williams, Al Qaeda: Brotherhood of Terror [[Upper Saddle River, NJ]: Alpha/ Pearson Education, 2002], 117). Others allege


FBI investigating what happened to $300K in missing drug money seized by AG's office: report

on December 11, 2016 at 4:59 PM
Missing drug money from a local bust has prompted an FBI investigation into the whereabouts of the cash, according to a report from The Morning Call.

Agents from the attorney general's office stopped a van carrying $1.77 million in June 2014 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle. It is believed that $300,000 from that seizure is missing. The Drug Enforcement Agency sent the attorney general's office a letter explaining that a wiretapped conversation revealed more money should have been in the van, according to the report.

Officials with the FBI and the attorney general's office did not confirm the investigation, but the FBI has been inquiring about the missing money since last fall, according to the report. The owner of the van, Frederick Goldberg, of Florida, pleaded guilty to running a nationwide marijuana ring in November 2015.

The attorney general's office waited nearly two years to disclose the seizure, according to a separate report from the Morning Call. Additional questions have swirled around the incident, including whether proper protocol was followed and if the relevant parties were notified of the seizure. Cumberland County


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Fossil fuel divestment
Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5tn in a year
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon welcomes new total revealing concern over coal, oil and gas investments has entered financial mainstream

A demonstration demanding divestment from fossil fuel at the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, New York. Photograph: Dorothy Chi Hung Lam/Courtesy 350.org
Damian Carrington
Monday 12 December 2016 11.00 EST
The value of investment funds committed to selling off fossil fuel assets has jumped to $5.2tn, doubling in just over a year.

The new total, published on Monday, was welcomed by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who said: “It’s clear the transition to a clean energy future is inevitable, beneficial and well underway, and that investors have a key role to play.”

The fossil fuel divestment campaign began on university campuses in 2011 but the new report reveals that concerns over investments in coal, oil and gas have now entered the financial mainstream, with more than 80% of the funds now committed to divest being managed by commercial investment and pension funds.

The report found that 688 institutions and more than 58,000 individuals across 76 countries are now committed to divestment, including major financial institutions such as the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, owned by Norway, and Allianz and Aegon.

Institutions worth $2.6 trillion have now pulled investments out of fossil fuels
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“I commend today’s announcement that a growing number of investors are backing a shift away from the most carbon-intensive energy


Rendered Uninhabitable by Heat — It’s Not Just Sudan, Parts From North Africa to the Middle East are Under the Gun
“North Africa is already hot and is strongly increasing in temperature. At some point in this century, part of the region will become uninhabitable.” — Dr. Johannes Lilieveld

“The number of climate refugees could increase dramatically in future. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have calculated that the Middle East and North Africa could become so hot that human habitability is compromised.” — The Max Planck Institute


Heatwaves so hot that it’s impossible to perform any activity outdoors without threat of injury or worse. Raging dust storms that make the very air unbreathable. Massive droughts that wreck agricultural productivity and biodiversity altogether. Sections of Africa and the Middle East are currently getting a taste of these new, dangerous climate conditions. But their frequency could increase by five fold or more over the next 30-40 years — threatening harm, government collapse, and the forced dislocation of millions.

Sudan Could be Made Uninhabitable by Climate Change

Due to human-caused warming, these kinds of events are already happening in places like Sudan with increasing frequency. And a recent report by CNN shows that this North African state is under threat of becoming uninhabitable to human beings due to climate change.

(A new infertile crescent. Climate change increases desertification risks for semi-arid regions across Africa. Image source: Grid-Arendal, Columbia University and CNN.)

Drought has impacted agriculture to the extent that 1.9 million people in this nation of 40 million could face hunger over the next couple of years. A further 3.2 million face water shortages. And in the ironic juxtaposition that often comes with climate change — since 2013 about 600,000 people have been displaced due to the deluges that have more and more often come at the end of the long, dry periods.

For Sudan, the problems are just beginning. By mid-Century surface temperatures in the region could warm by between 1.1 and 3.1 degrees Celsius. And so much additional warming will multiply the occurrence of the kinds of harmful heatwaves, droughts, and dust storms that are happening today many times over. In the end, Sudan is at risk of being abandoned as its lands are taken in by a climate unfit for human habitation.

500 Million People Under Extreme Heat and Drought in Africa and Middle East by mid-Century

But it’s not just Sudan that’s facing a flip into nation-wrecking climate conditions. By 2050, extreme heat related events will be happening five times more frequently as the Earth warms up along a desiccating crescent in Africa and onward throughout a good chunk of the Middle East. During summers, by mid Century, temperatures throughout this vulnerable zone could be as much as 5 degrees Celsius hotter than they are today.

(Temperatures are set to rise to extreme levels across Africa and the Middle East due to fossil fuel burning and related Earth System warming. The impacts produce a high risk for mass migration away from these regions as hothouse conditions take hold. Image source: The Max-Planck Institute.)

Including Sudan, more than 500 million people live in this region. And according to the Max-Planck Institute, extremely hot days — of which there were 16 each year within this vulnerable area from 1986 to 2005 — will increase five-fold to 80 by 2050 and up to 118 to 200 by 2100.

Added extraordinary and persistent heat will bake moisture out of soils, ruin forests, and advance deserts. It will produce days when wet bulb temperatures approach or exceed the limit of human endurance (35 C) time and time again. Such a high prevalence and intensity of adverse conditions will make the current problems faced by the region seem mild and moderate by comparison. In the end, numerous places are likely to become basically unlivable.

Call For Action

Given the coming hardship and what is likely to be a preventable mass migration, scientists and environmentalists are calling for action. CNN and others have highlighted a need for aid to Africa and the Middle East. But as helpful as aid is to those desperate and struggling to survive, the primary driver of the whole problem is human-based fossil fuel emissions. And unless that stops, this region and its highly vulnerable peoples, among others around the world, will be very hard hit.

Michelle Yonetani, a senior advisor on disasters from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center noted that encouraging governments to increase commitments to act on climate is “perhaps one of the most indirect ways [to help], but [it is] globally the most important. Now really is the time to push governments to act…” Otherwise, vast regions within Africa and the Middle East face destabilization, collapse, and mass migration over rather short time horizons.


Climate Change Could Render Sudan Uninhabitable

The Max Planck Institute

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center

Grid-Arendal, Columbia University


Saturday, December 10, 2016
The Heroin Epidemic and the News/ DC Dave
The following piece was written by DC Dave, who shares my take on the opioid crisis, and its roots in the US deployment in Afghanistan.  He has elaborated on the heroin epidemic, noting how the mass media have shied away from a realistic discussion and interpretation of the epidemic of injected opioids sweeping the world, which killed (newly reported this week by CDC) 15,000 Americans in 2015.  Why did it take a year to come up with the 2015 number?   I previously discussed the fact that CDC has been assigning deaths in which fentanyl was found (even when the death was obviously due to injection) as "prescription opioid deaths." I suspect that as fentanyl use and deaths skyrocketed faster than those due to heroin during the past two years, this turned into a problem for CDC.  Fentanyl tends to be mixed with heroin or to replace heroin as a similar, stronger, cheaper alternative narcotic, which can be synthesized without poppies or opium.  So assigning all fentanyl deaths to prescription drugs is being noticed, and criticized.  The states and communities know whether people are dying from prescription fentanyl or from a needle.  My last post showed that Massachusetts is now releasing its own statistics.  While CDC claims over 50% of narcotic OD deaths are due to prescription drugs, Massachusetts says sorry, but our illicit narcotic OD deaths are 80%, and prescription OD deaths are only 20%.  Here is DC Dave's piece:

Heroin Epidemic and the News

When you discover something that seems to you to be important but then you notice that the people who tell us what is supposed to be news are ignoring it, you know that it must be really important.  I can cite a number of examples just from my own web site.  Most recently we had the almost total press blackout of the justice system wrist slap of the man most responsible for the flood of illegal aliens into the country.  It figures that they would black out the news of the piddling punishment that the man, Stan Eury, received, because they had blacked out his prosecution, and most of what they had reported on his operations previously had, amazingly enough, been favorable.

Before that we had their total failure to report in 2004 that the long suppressed report on the suspicious 1949 death of Secretary of Defense James Forrestal had at long last been made public.  The press silence was extremely telling.  They couldn’t report it because it was full of information that contradicted what they had unanimously told us for 55 years, that is, that Forrestal, the leading opponent in the U.S. government of recognition of the new state of Israel, had killed himself. 

Before that, in 1997, the press had completely blacked out the news that Kenneth Starr’s report on the death of deputy White House counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr., contained, by judges’ order, 20 pages that thoroughly undermined the conclusion that Foster had committed suicide.  In Part 3 of my “America’s Dreyfus Affair, the Case of the Death of Vincent Foster,” I called it “The Great Suppression of ’97.”

These stories are plainly of enormous importance, and the fact that they are completely ignored by the American news media magnifies their importance.  So too is the story of the heroin-death epidemic that is currently ravaging the country.   In this case the news hasn’t been ignored completely, but it has been spun in such a way that one would hardly realize its magnitude.  In the first place, only the lesser news organs dare suggest that the sharply rising death rate in the country from drug overdoses might be coming from widely available cheap heroin.  “Heroin’s Death Toll Reaches Another Gruesome Landmark,” a headline that appeared above an October 16, 2016, article in the leftist Mother Jones magazine is one that you will never see in The Washington Post, The New York Times, or one of their many clones around the country.  The article’s subtitle was even more disturbing: “Most states now lose more citizens to overdoses than to car accidents.” 

The heroin factor in drug overdose deaths is also played down by the major news media by focusing all of what inadequate attention they have given to the problem on the deaths from prescription opioids.  The Washington Post furnished a good recent example of what I am talking about on October 22 of this year.  I posted an online comment, which received a supporting response from a medical doctor.  Since, together, they get us right into the heart of the distorted reporting on the matter, I reproduce them both here:

I believe this is a very misleading statement: "Prescription narcotics cause more overdose deaths every year than any street drug, including heroin." 
The following is from an article by Meryl Nass, MD:  
"According to CDC itself, 'CDC has programmatically characterized all opioid pain reliever deaths (natural and semisynthetic opioids, methadone, and other synthetic opioids) as ‘prescription’ opioid overdoses.' That means illegally produced drugs in these categories are being designated as prescription drugs, when they are not. A further confounder is that heroin metabolizes to morphine, which is a prescription drug. So if fully metabolized at the time of autopsy, a death due to heroin will be labeled as due to a prescription narcotic." 
Dr. Nass observes further: "While nationally, heroin overdoses jumped from 1.0 per 100,000 in 2010 to 3.4 per 100,000 in 2014, the number of prescribed narcotics held steady over the same period. A 2015 UN document noted that 'A recent [US government] household survey in the United States indicated that there was a significant decline in the misuse of prescription opioids from 2012 to 2013.'" 
 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/01/ny-times-depth-article-us-heroin-epidemic-gets-cause-solution-wrong.html *
Furthermore, the statistics do not distinguish between accidental and intentional drug overdose deaths. You know what you're getting from a prescription drug, but not from heroin bought on the street. I believe that all this fuss about out-of-control prescription drugs is a big smokescreen to cover for what is overwhelmingly an epidemic of deaths from heroin overdoses. Most of that heroin comes from Afghanistan and the producers are protected by our government.

To which “Pathologist, MD,” replied:

You are exactly spot-on correct. I've been saying this for over two years to deaf/blind ears/eyes including the CDC who's just fine with their bogus statistics. A competent high school math student should be able to debunk CDC stats which are hyperbole and designed for one thing - the addictionologists who've taken over at the CDC (like Andrew Kolodny - a psychiatrist/addictionologist who worked with Tom Frieden while they were together in NYC before Friedenbecame head of the CDC). If anyone will do a bit of research, instead of getting to the root causes of this problem, a band of zealots took over the CDC so-called 'prescription drug epidemic' and embellished everything in the language of addiction when only a small fraction of legitimate chronic pain patients have ANY problems with addiction issues (around 5%). Instead, they inflate numbers and create problems for patients while doing nothing for the real problem - illicit drugs and mostly young addicts. Then the major networks (like CNN and 60 minutes) pile on without doing any research whatsoever to further embellish the illegal side by taking pain medication away from legitimate patients. And NO ONE wants to hear from patients - I'm a 30 year senior in-house staff hospital physician who can't get an audience with anyone in power - they'd rather mislead everyone. Editors of major media outlets are aware of this but have chosen to take the low road and are doing nothing but making it all worse for everyone. Whether they're innumerate (bad at math) or prefer hyperbole, it's all the same. Misinformation on a grand scale and screwing over patients. How honorable.

Ignoring for the moment the last point in my letter, that most of the heroin behind the drug overdose surge is coming from Afghanistan, we can easily find support for Dr. Nass’s claim that heroin deaths are mainly behind the drug-death surge in the CDC’s own literature. 

From 2000 through 2013, the age-adjusted rate for drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin nearly quadrupled from 0.7 per 100,000 in 2000 to 2.7 per 100,000 in 2013. During this 14-year period, the age-adjusted rate showed an average increase of 6% per year from 2000 through 2010, followed by a larger average increase of 37% per year from 2010 through 2013…

Several factors related to death investigation and reporting may affect measurement of death rates involving specific drugs. For example, toxicological tests to determine the types of drugs present may vary by jurisdiction. Measurement errors related to these factors are more likely to affect substance-specific death rates than the overall drug-poisoning death rate. In 2013, 22% of drug-poisoning deaths did not include information on the specific types of drugs involved. Some of these deaths could potentially involve heroin or opioid analgesics.

Metabolic breakdown of heroin into morphine in the body can make it difficult to distinguish between deaths from heroin and deaths from morphine based on the information on the death certificate. Some deaths reported to involve morphine could actually be deaths from heroin.  This may result in an undercount of heroin-related deaths.

A person examining the tables and charts in that report entitled “Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States 2000-2013” can easily come to the conclusion that it is readily available cheap heroin that is primarily responsible for the surge in drug overdose deaths in recent years.  As Dr. Nass says in another article, “The true cause of the current heroin epidemic is massive amounts of heroin flooding into the U.S., exceeding what can be sold in our large cities, and now finding its way into even the tiniest hamlets.”

Local Reporting Better
One of those hamlets is Nashville, the county seat of my home county of Nash in North Carolina.  The chief of Nashville’s police department recently instituted a program inviting addicts to turn themselves in for treatment, with a promise of no punishment by the law.  
Of the 32 people who responded, “29 were addicted to heroin or opioid painkillers, two were crack-cocaine users and one abused alcohol.” "If you've got a thousand-percent increase here, it's not really something you can sweep under the rug," [Town Manager Hank] Raper said. "It's already here. It's not a matter of 'We'll address it when it gets her


Reid: FBI Director Comey Should Be Investigated Over Russian Hacking Probe

Sen. Harry Reid.

By Steve Neavling

Sen. Harry Reid has called on an investigation of FBI Director James Comey on Saturday, alleging he refused to reveal information about Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Senate Democratic leader alluded to reports that the CIA had concluded people with Russian connections disclosed hacked Democratic emails to WikiLeaks to help Donald Trump win the election, the Washington Post reports.

“The FBI had this material for a long time but … Comey, who’s of course a Republican, refused to divulge this information,” Reid told MSNBC. “… He has let the country down for partisan purposes.”

Reid even compared Comey to J. Edgar Hoover and said he should be investigated by the Senate and “should be investigated by other agencies of the government including the security


FBI Warned Illinois Republican Party That Its Email System May Have Been Hacked

The FBI warned the Illinois Republican Party in June that hackers may have targeted GOP political email accounts.

But party officials said the FBI never mentioned potential links to the investigation of Russia trying to hack America’s political system, the Chicago Triune reports, citing the state GOP’s executive director.

Nick Klitzing said the party found of its 18 emails on DCLeaks.com, which appears to be connected to a unit controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency, GRU.

But the emails in question largely belong to inactive or rarely used accounts andante back to 2015.

Republicans are trying to distance themselves from the hacking controversy after the CIA said there’s substantial ev

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9/11 WTC Tower Had Power Turned Off For 36 Hours Weekend Before The

 A former data center worker who worked at one of the World Trade
Center (WTC) buildings before the 9/11 attacks has come forward with
bombshell information that suggests explosives were planted in the
buildings in the weeks prior to the attacks on September 11, 2001. 
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NYPD school safety agent cuffed for choking daughter in fight


NYPD sergeant guilty of rape, sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:45 AM

Vladimir Krull, 39, was led out of court in handcuffs after the
A Bronx jury has found an NYPD sergeant guilty of raping and sexually
abusing a 13-year-old girl.

Vladimir Krull, 39, was led out of court in handcuffs after the 1 p.m.
Monday verdict.

Krull, a 12-year NYPD veteran assigned to the Midtown North precinct,
started his abuse of the teen in September 2013, when he kissed her on
the mouth, prosecutors said.

The jury found him guilty of having sex with her twice -- in her home
and in his car -- and of making her perform a sex act on him in his
car after a June 2014.

He faces up to seven years behind bar


Correction officer arrested for Midtown club rampage

Baxter, 36, ran up a tab of over $1,000 — which he refused to pay — at
Lavo Nightclub on 58th St. near Madison Ave. around 2:20 a.m., cops

He punched a bartender in the face, causing bleeding and swelling,
then went on a rampage breaking tables and throwing glasses and chairs
with a group of rowdy men, authorities said.


Monday, January 30, 2017
New article showing lack of evidence for healthcare workers' flu
shots/ PLOS
The issue of healthcare worker (HCW) flu vaccine mandates is of
particular interest because no one has shown the shots help patients.
 Healthcare workers have had to accept many vaccines, including that
for Hepatitis B, for decades.  But flu vaccination mandates are
particularly egregious.

The flu shot is given yearly.  It does not prevent flu infections or
flu deaths in patients.  And the more often you get a flu shot, the
less well it works.  It may reduce absenteeism, but only by a small
amount-- because the effectiveness of the shots is low.  Effectiveness
is estimated at 37%, averaging CDC data on effectiveness over the past
12 years.  Per the Cochrane Collaboration, you need to vaccinate 71
people to prevent one case of clinical flu.  (I have added all these
citations to earlier posts.)

The experts at CDC, FDA, NIH and their parent DHHS know this.  We all
read the same literature, and they hold and attend conferences where
this is discussed. The federal govt paid for some of the research.

So why does the federal government insist on pushing these shots? Why
must healthcare workers get them, or in many cases, be fired?  Some

1.  Who controls healthcare? Healthcare workers (HCWs) must be trained
to march in lockstep with what their anointed health agencies tell
them, irrespective of the science. Loyalty must be to government and
employer, rather than to professional standards. Doctors may no longer
interpret the medical literature for themselves. Hospital
administrators have happily issued draconian edicts and fired disloyal
employees, increasing their power in the process.

2.  Once doctors and healthcare workers have been pacified, the rest
of the adult population, like the pediatric population, can be made to
take whatever vaccines the government designates.

3.  Autonomy is to be chipped away.  We are not to be in control of
our own bodies; rather, the government is, for the good of the
community.  Will mandated drugging be next?

4.  While the flu shot program is being sold using the powerful memes
of patient protection and Science, everyone who has looked into the
science knows neither is true. But (as in George Orwell's 1984) it is
the memes we must bow down to, not the science.

Anyway, the new PLOS study concluded, as have others: 
The impression that unvaccinated HCWs place their patients at great
influenza peril is exaggerated. Instead, the HCW-attributable risk and
vaccine-preventable fraction both remain unknown and the NNV (number
needed to vaccinate) to achieve patient benefit still requires better
understanding. Although current scientific data are inadequate to
support the ethical implementation of enforced HCW influenza
vaccination, they do not refute approaches to support voluntary
vaccination or other more broadly protective practices, such as
staying home or masking when acutely ill.
I believe the last sentence is  directed at healthcare administrators,
who a) demand unvaccinated staff wear face masks throughout flu season
(totally stupid since you can't spread flu when you don't have it--but
then, that is not why the mask edict was issued) and b) make it very
difficult for HCWs to stay home when they are sick.  
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Manhattan DA's office probing death of reporter with possible JFK

Manhattan DA's office probing death of reporter with possible JFK ties
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Records: Undercover FBI Agent Was Near Gunmen Before Attack
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An undercover FBI agent who was investigating terrorism was driving past two Arizona men just before they opened fire
Records: Undercover FBI agent was at Garland, Texas, attack

9:42 a.m. MT Feb. 10, 2017
PHOENIX - An undercover FBI agent who was investigating terrorism was driving past two Arizona men just before they opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas in 2015, court records show, raising questions about whether authorities could have done more to stop the attack.


FBI Agent Apparently Egged on ‘Draw Muhammad’ Shooter

Days before an ISIS sympathizer attacked a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, he received a text from an undercover FBI agent.
“Tear up Texas,” the agent messaged Elton Simpson days before he opened fire at the Draw Muhammad event, according to an affidavit (pdf) filed in federal court Thursday.

“U know what happened in Paris,” Simpson responded. “So that goes without saying… No need to be direct.”
That revelation comes amidst a national debate about the use of undercover officers and human sources in terrorism cases. Undercover sources are used in more than half of ISIS-related terror cases, according to statistics kept by the George Washington University Program on Extremism, and civil-liberties advocates say some of those charged might not have escalated their behavior without those interventions.
“It would certainly be inappropriate for an FBI undercover agent or cooperating witness to provoke or inspire or urge a person to commit an act of violence,” Michael German, a former

FBI Throws Up Digital Roadblock to Transparency
It's well documented that the FBI is keen on adopting new technologies that intrude on our civil liberties. The FBI's enthusiasm for technology, ...


FBI vs. CIA, and reforming the Intelligence Community
Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace welcome former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou and former FBI Special Agent Mark Rossini to the Hawks Nest ..


$5000 Reward: Submachine Gun, More Stolen From FBI Agent's Car
Patch.com-Feb 9, 2017
BAY AREA, CA - The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a gun and several other items stolen out of


Recently Uncovered FBI Report Reveals Long History of White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement
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White supremacists are infiltrating police departments around the country, drawing concern in the Trump era of white nationalism and reflecting a long history of domestic terrorists participating in law enforcement.

These domestic extremist groups remain vibrant in police departments and other law enforcement agencies, as The Intercept reported. A classified FBI Counter Terrorism Policy Guide from April 2015, obtained by The Intercept, revealed that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers.” The white supremacist presence among the police is not a new problem, yet it is one that is not being publicly addressed. With no uniform national standards governing the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies, many with a long history of racism, white rightist groups have fertile ground to expand their influence.

In light of this open attempt to further co-op law enforcement, Black officials are speaking out. As The Washington Post reported, Angelia Williams Graves, a Norfolk, Va., councilwoman, told a crowd at an NAACP luncheon last October that modern racists have “taken off their white hats and white-sheeted robes and put on police uniforms. Some of them have put on shirts and ties as policymakers and some of them have put on robes as judges.”

“I know I could never change the condition from the outside. I had to go for the inside,” Col. K.L. Williams, the Black chief of police in Kinloch, Mo., said at a CNN town hall meeting last July. “If you think that racism and white supremacy is not involved in police departments, you better check yourself. Because the KKK has been involved with law enforcement from when it just about started,” he continued.

For over a decade, the federal government has monitored white hate groups in policing. A redacted internal FBI report released in 2006 shows the inroads made by these groups in law enforcement is a concern because of


police chief pleads guilty to stealing gun, lying to FBI agent
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Jeffrey Filloon, 47, from Toledo is accused of stealing and pawning a Tama police service


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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca appeared in federal court in Riverside County Thursday to tell a judge if he planned to pay a pending $100,000 fine out as a result of a civil lawsuit that stems back to an inmate’s injuries in 2009.

The federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Tyler Willis alleged he was beaten by deputies with flashlights, punched, kicked and shocked with a Taser, resulting in fractures and head injuries, while he was awaiting trial on charges of lewd acts with a child. He was convicted of those charges.

In 2013, jurors found Baca, Capt. Daniel Cruz and deputies Anthony Vasquez, Mark Farino and Pedro Guerrero guilty of violating Willis’ rights. At the time, it was considered rare for a top law enforcement figure to be held personally liable for the action of his officers.

The parties agreed to pay $165,000 in punitive damages, which the defendants divided among themselves. Baca was to pay $100,000 — of his own pocket — but he appealed the fine and the issue has been pending since.

On Thursday, the deputies told U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow during a debtors hearing that they would pay their portion, said Samuel Paz, one of Willis’ attorneys. Baca was given until


February 10, 2017
FBI Search Warrant That Fueled Massive Government Hacking Was Unconstitutional, EFF Tells Court

Appeals Court Should Find Warrant Violated Fourth Amendment Protections
Boston—An FBI search warrant used to hack into thousands of computers around the world was unconstitutional, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal appeals court today in a case about a controversial criminal investigation that resulted in the largest known government hacking campaign in domestic law enforcement history.

The Constitution requires law enforcement officers seeking a search warrant to show specific evidence of a possible crime, and tie that evidence to specific persons and places they want to search. These fundamental rules protect people from invasions of privacy and police fishing expeditions.

But the government violated those rules while investigating “Playpen,” a child pornography website operating as a Tor hidden service. During the investigation, the FBI secretly seized servers running the website and, in a controversial decision, continued to operate it for two weeks rather than shut it down, allowing thousands of images to be downloaded. While running the site, the bureau began to hack its visitors, sending malware that it called a “Network Investigative Technique” (NIT) to visitors’ computers. The malware was then used to identify users of the site. Ultimately, the FBI hacked into 8,000 devices located in 120 countries around


FBI Agent Arrested For Selling Documents To Mafia

This undated police photo shows Michael Levin, a former FBI agent who works as a private detective in Las Vegas. Levin was arrested last week and charged with


Church Cmte Book III: FBI Program to Destroy the Black Panther Party
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Top FBI agent in Seattle alleges sexual bias, claims superiors undercut her

WASHINGTON -- The Seattle-based FBI special agent who oversees all bureau operations in Washington state is embroiled in a legal fight with officials who she says have discriminated against her and undermined her work.

In a revealing lawsuit that partially cleared a key hurdle Thursday, Special Agent-in-Charge Laura M. Laughlin complained that she has been denied at least 10 promotions since she took over the FBI’s Seattle field office in early 2005. She also asserts she’s been pressured since 2007 to retire from the high-profile position and has been denied requests for added staffing.

“As a combined effect of all these matters, she is not respected as a leader by her subordinates and management chain in the way that (special agents-in-charge) normally are,” attorneys David Wachtel and Eliza Dermody wrote in one legal brief.

On Thursday, in a 31-page decision, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates sided with the FBI in dismissing some of the complaint that Laughlin filed in 2011. Bates, for instance, rejected Laughlin’s age discrimination claim with the observation that “pre


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'60 Minutes' Reveals Undercover FBI Agent On Scene At Garland, TX  Prior toTerror Attack
Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date March 26, 2017

On this week's broadcast of CBS News' 60 Minutes, correspondent Anderson Cooper reports an undercover FBI agent tracking jihadists responsible for the Garland, Texas terrorist attack was on the scene prior to the commission of the act.


Body Cam Video Shows Drunk, Armed FBI Agent at Grand Rapids Police Department

A drunk and armed FBI agent walked inside Grand Rapids Police Department headquarters after his partner was arrested for shooting at officers.
Agent John Salazar hasn’t been charged, even though he was in possession of a gun while being drunk. He also appeared to drive to police headquarters, WoodTV.com reports.
His partner, Ruben Hernandez was in custody after firing at a Grand Rapids officer outside of a gym.
Body cam footage shows Salazar acting strangely.
Records obtained by 24 Hour News 8 show that Salazar and Hernandez bought 12 beers at a steakhouse before going to Sensations Showgirls nightclub for five more drinks.


Louisville mayor asks FBI to investigate police department after sex abuse allegations
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 1:07 P.M.
LOUISVILLE – A former participant in a Boy Scouts-affiliated career apprentice program for teenagers has alleged that two Louisville Metro Police Department officers sexually abused him in their homes and vehicles while they were working with him, and the city’s mayor has asked the FBI to look into the police department’s actions.
The accuser has alleged that the officers assaulted and raped him from when the boy was 17 years old until he was 19, at times filming the sex acts. He also alleged that police department officials – including the police chief and the head of internal affairs – knew about and covered up the assaults, which allegedly occurred while the victim was taking part in the Youth Explorer program to learn about policing and criminal justice as a potential career path.
The investigation appears to have begun in September, when Louisville police executed a search warrant at the home of officer Brandon Wood. There, investigators found videos of a sexual nature that allegedly involved the victim and Wood. Another police officer, Kenneth Betts, is also accused of abusing the victim. Betts left the force in 2013; Wood remains a police officer and is on administrative assignment. No charges have been filed in the case.


Parker: Police Officer Liability in Shootings Argued Before Gorsuch’s Arrival

Ross Parker was chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit for 8 years and worked as an AUSA for 28 in that office.

The muddied area of the law in civil actions against police officers involved in a shooting is one where Justice Neil Gorsuch’s participation and vote could make a difference, most likely in favor of protecting the officers. The Supreme Court heard argument last week in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, a Section 1983 action against the county and two LA Sheriff’s Deputies.
It is an old legal adage that bad facts make bad law. From a law enforcement perspective, the case presents that kind of context.
First the present atmosphere surrounding police shootings, particularly of minority members, particularly where a rule or policy violation is present,  is very unforgiving of split second decisions by police officers in the heat of situations reasonably perceived to be dangerous.  See The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald. One publication has described the case as involving the question if the police can “troll you and then shoot you.”
Second the atmosphere was especially stacked where the victim was, after the fact, found to be an innocent who suffered serious injuries.
The deputies were seeking a parole violator in 2010 when they knocked and announced their identity at a house in Los Angeles and then entered and searched it. In violation of the 4th Amendment, they lacked either an arrest or search warrant. Finding no one, two of them were sent to check a dilapidated shack in the backyard behind the house. Without announcing their identity or purpose, they opened the door with guns drawn. Not knowing who they were, Mendez picked up a BB gun he used to kill rats but did not point it at the officers. The deputies opened fire with 15 shots wounding Mendez and his pregnant girlfriend. Mendez later had to have his leg amputated because of his injuries.
The “Provocation” Rule
At the conclusion of the federal bench trial, the judge sustained liability and awarded the plantiffs $4 million in damages. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judgment under the alternative theories that the officers had provoked the threatening situation and that their constitutional violation, under the circumstances, was the proximate cause of the excessive force causing the injuries.

The “provocation” rule is opposed by law enforcement because it ignores principles of qualified immunity and focuses on events prior to the reasonableness of the officers’ action at the time of the shooting. Such a rule would, they argue, encourage police to hesitate and thus result in increased danger to both them and the subjects. The legal analysis has been widely discredited by other appellate courts.
Plaintiffs argue that it is unfair to shield officers from liability for unreasonably dangerous situations which they created or contributed to by their own actions.
The wide gap in views on what legal principles and analysis should be employed by the parties and lower courts was reflected by the apparent attitudes by the 8 Justices during oral argument last week. Even the fundamentals of the law in this area are confusingly uncertain.
The case could very well end up in a 4-4 tie between the Justices who support a finding that an unconstitutional entry satisfied proximate cause for the injury (likely Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg)  and those who could discern no proximate cause between any constitutional violation and the result (likely Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy). A tie would uphold the 9th Circuit’s affirmance of liability and damages. Of course predicting individual votes in a murky area of the law is a perilous course taken only by the most stalwart of columnists (who have nothing to lose).
Ominously the 13 Amicus Curiae briefs are split almost equally divided in their support of the two sides of the case.
Almost Justice Gorsuch’s disciplined and conservative approach could bring clarity in this area. Of course it is likely to be a clarity very unhelpful to the victims of police shootings.


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The scripted drama stars Sam Worthington as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald and Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski. The debut episode is a two-hour special.


NYPD cop busted for public masturbation is a serial offender
Monday, March 27, 2017, 2:03 PM

Robert Francis, an off-duty NYPD detective, was busted on Saturday for the perverted acts.
An off-duty NYPD detective busted for peering into women’s windows and pleasuring himself is a serial perv who has committed the sick act many times, police in Long Island said Monday.

Rockville Police Department Commissioner Charles Gennario detailed the two-month investigation that led to Det. Robert Francis, 46, being charged with four counts public lewdness.

Rockville detectives received three separate reports beginning Feb. 5 about a man who would get the attention of a woman by shining a light in her window. He’d then begin fondling himself. When the woman ran to get help, the perverted suspect would flee the scen


Dennis Kucinich: FBI Director Must Recuse Himself from Russia Investigation

FBI Director James Comey

By Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Fox News

FBI Director James Comey should recuse himself from all further investigations into the 2016 presidential campaign and its aftermath.

Here’s why:

On Oct. 28, Comey announced the discovery of new Clinton emails, creating a media firestorm that tilted the election toward Donald Trump.

This week, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey confirmed a report leaked to the media last summer that the FBI was investigating allegations of a connection between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Comey could have shared his concerns about both campaigns before the November election, and let the public decide. He did not.

If it was appropriate to withhold information about an investigation into the Trump campaign in July, he should have applied that same logic to the Clinton campaign in October. Hillary Clinton, charged not with a crime but by innuendo, paid the price at the polls. She was convicted in the court of public opinion.

Comey’s announcement this week that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government made national and world headlines and rocked the White House.

But why now? Why not eight months ago? Has new, substantive information been brought forward? Was there even a real investigation in July? Or did an insider leak a story to the FBI back then for political purposes?

Someone on the House or Senate Judiciary Committee should ask for the FBI agents’ time sheets over the past eight months to see if the Bureau was actually investigating, or whether this is another case of abuse of process — using an alleged investigation to smear a candidate.

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CLIMATE SCIENCE IN the United States is in an existential crisis. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to cut funding for Earth science, and the Republican-controlled


The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope

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* World's oceans found to be dramatically hotter than previously thought  (March, 2017)


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Former Assassination Records Review Board Chairman John Tunheim shared his unique expertise to headline a news conference and forum on March 16 during the news industry’s Sunshine Week at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) organized the event. CAPA Chairman Dr. Cyril Wecht introduced Tunheim, who is now the …


From Canada to Siberia, Permafrost Thaw Produces ‘Hell’s Mouth’ Craters, Sinking Lands, and 7,000 Methane Pockets Waiting to Blow
In places like Canada and Siberia, a memory of ice ages long past is locked away in the very soil. There, dig about three feet down, and you’ll encounter a layer of frozen earth running from 200 feet to almost a mile deep in some places. It’s like a great glacier secreted away underground and covering about 19 million square kilometers of the Northern Hemisphere. We call this frozen ground permafrost.

An Enormous Pile of Sequestered Carbon

Permafrost generally forms in regions where the mean annual temperature is below zero degrees Celsius. And the presently large expanse of permafrost has formed over the past 2-3 million years in which long, cold ice ages and short, and somewhat warmer interglacial periods have dominated.

(Recent research indicates that up to 120 billion tons of carbon could release from thawing permafrost this Century due to the warming that is now being caused by human fossil fuel burning. Such a release would roughly equate to 12 years of present fossil fuel burning adding approximately 40 ppm of CO2 equivalent gasses to the Earth’s Atmosphere [adding about 0.4 C to medium term warming and 0.8 C to long term warming]. The risk posed by this additional carbon feedback coming from the Earth System highlights the need to halt fossil fuel burning as swiftly as possible. Image source: The Impact of Permafrost Carbon Feedback on Global Climate.)

Locked away in all that permafrost is a massive store of carbon. Including peat, methane and methane hydrates, permafrost is estimated to have sequestered some 1,400 to 1,700 billion tons of a material that, if released as gas, could considerably contribute to the volume of heat trapping substances (like CO2 and CH4) already held aloft in the Earth’s atmosphere in a process that scientists call an amplifying climate feedback.

Evidence of Thaw and a Building Carbon Feedback

But now, human fossil fuel burning is causing the Arctic to rapidly warm — at about 3 times faster than the rate of warming for the rest of the globe (0.6 C per decade in the Arctic). And with atmospheric CO2 concentrations presently above 400 parts per million (and CO2e concentrations above 490 parts per million), the world is now starting to thaw out of the icy period of the last 2-3 million years. As a result, the permafrost is melting.


(Thermokarst lakes near Hudson Bay. Image source: Commons.)

When permafrost melts it changes the land around it. Often times, land subsides and deforms as the icy permafrost below collapses when it thaws. The resulting underground cavities can also telegraph to the surface in the form of sink holes. In places where microbes or hydrates are present, the cavities can fill with gas — which can sometimes erupt in a methane blow hole or ‘hell’s mouth’ crater. In Canada, a new study recently discovered that 52,000 square miles of northwestern permafrost is already thawing. The thaw is producing large sink holes, causing coastlines to rapidly erode, and proliferating the round ponds known as thermokarst lakes.

But it’s not just Canada that’s feeling the thaw. In Siberia, warming is also eating away at the permafrost. And what is happening there is arguably on a much grander and more disturbing scale than what we presently see in Canada. In East Siberia, for example, a 100 meter deep, 1 kilometer long crater has formed in the sagging Permafrost. It is officially called the Batagaika crater. But the locals know it as the Gateway to the Underworld. The crater began as a small deformation during the 1960s when permafrost thaw in the region initiated. It has, over the decades, grown considerably larger — with the growth rate accelerating along with permafrost melt during recent years.

(Time lapse of Batagaika Crater expansion from 1984 to 2016 as provided by Google’s Earth Engine.)

Further west, the Yamal region of Russia is seeing strange bulges dispersing across the land. The bulges, according to Russian scientists and to reports in the Siberian Times, are being caused by bubbles of methane gas beneath the surface. The scientists state that these formations are likely being triggered by warming — in which either methane hydrates trapped within the permafrost are thawing or where microbes have come in contact with thawed permafrost carbon to break it down and produce methane. And in recent years, this region of Arctic Siberia has seen some very warm temperatures — with readings hitting as high as 35 C (95 F) during the summer of 2016.

These same researchers now note that some 7,000 underground methane bubbles exist in this region and that warming is pushing them to erupt. When the pressure below the land surface reaches a critical point, the Siberian Times report suggests that the land above can be displaced — bursting outward. The Siberian Times went on to note that large holes forming in the Yamal region during 2014 and 2015 were caused by just this kind of methane eruption.

(The Yamal Crater was one of the first indications that methane pockets forming beneath the Siberian Tundra were starting to erupt due to human-forced warming. Image source: The Siberian Times.)

Touchy Subject Scientifically and Politically

Permafrost thaw producing high volumes of feedback carbon release can be a touchy subject in the sciences and politically. The reason is that rational responses to this threat moves decision points forward on human carbon emissions cuts and it adds to the concern that atmospheric carbon capture will be needed later this century and on through many centuries to follow in order to prevent a scenario in which carbon feedbacks cause a form of warming runaway.

It doesn’t help that the science on permafrost carbon feedback is also new and rife with uncertainty — generating a kind of gray area in which rumors and misinformation can multiply. And there also appears to be some indication that the fossil fuel industry is attempting to use the issue to push gas extraction and burning in the Arctic — falsely claiming that all of the gas is going to release anyway. Which is not true — a portion of the permafrost carbon and related methane would remain sequestered even as human extraction efforts, if they continued indefinitely, would ultimately result in the release of a much larger portion of this carbon to the atmosphere than mere feedbacks alone.

It is worth noting that presently accepted science indicates that the present rate of atmospheric carbon release due to fossil fuel burning is likely many times that of the potential annual carbon release coming from the permafrost even under the worst case warming scenarios. And because that realized rate of permafrost carbon release is directly tied to how much fossil fuel we ultimately burn, we should be very clear that the urgency to cut these emissions couldn’t be higher.



The Impact of Permafrost Carbon Feedback on Global Climate

The Siberian Times

Massive Permafrost Thaw Documented in Canada

Time lapse of Batagaika Crater expansion


Here's what Jimmy Breslin wrote about Donald Trump decades ago
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:55 PM

Jimmy Breslin took a look at one of New York’s biggest characters, Donald Trump, and saw a chump.

The legendary columnist, who died Sunday, was an original champion of the working class, using his space in the Daily News and other papers to spotlight heroes and villains for ordinary New Yorkers.

And many years before Trump’s unprecedented rise to the presidency, Breslin summed up the fellow Queens boy as an enemy of the people.

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Breslin saw through Trump’s worst instincts — his bullying and bragging, his cheapskate scams, his abuses of the press and the public — while most metro media marveled at the real estate mogul as a symbol of success.

Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 88
One of Breslin’s earliest mentions of Trump avoided even using the name that would soon be screamed from front pages and skyscrapers worldwide.

In a 1982 Daily News column, Breslin brushed past “a young builder named Junior with a Big Ego,” who had recently made a famous but fruitless bid to buy the newspaper.

“His civic responsibility in the past consisted of getting tax abatements,” Breslin mused about the man who would become a daily fixture in the city’s tabloids.

Jimmy Breslin died Sunday at 88.
In a series of Newsday columns years later, which the paper republished Sunday, Breslin unleashed harsh truths about Trump that have only gained more currency since the tycoon took the White House.

Jimmy Breslin to join N.Y. Journalism Hall of Fame
“Trump, in the crinkling of an eye, senses better than anyone the insecurity of people, that nobody knows whether anything is good or bad until they are told, and he is quite willing to tell them immediately,” Breslin wrote in a 1988 column about Trump’s purchase of an airline, which turned out to be one of his biggest business failures.

Breslin saw Trump as a Queens guy running “crap games” while a hungry public admired him for “t


A 23-year-old NYPD school safety agent without a valid driver's license was busted for drunken driving in the Lower East Side Sunday, according to cops.

Henry Ortiz was driving a Ford Mustang when he slammed into two parked cars on the FDR Drive service road near Delancey St., close to the Williamsburg Bridg


Florida cop admits he used police access to help steal identities

Florida lawman pleaded guilty in federal court to using his police access to obtain records for identity theft.

Frantz Felisma — who’s been held without bail since his December arrest — will be sentenced in early June for credit card and identity theft charges, according to local reports.

Over a 21-month period, the then-Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy is accused of having fed people’s personal information to a criminal who then ripped off their identity, prosecutors said.

In court on Thursday, Felisma admitted he broke the law by handing over t


Secret Service agent pleads guilty to sexting minors
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:48 PM

Former Secret Service Lee Robert Moore plead guilty to charges Wednesday.
A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty to charges Wednesday after admitting he sent explicit text messages and photos to minors while working at the White House, prosecutors said.

Lee Robert Moore, 38, pleaded guilty in Florida federal court to charges of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity and attempting to transfer obscene imag

Secret Service officer arrested on felony burglary charge
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 11, 2

WASHINGTON — A Secret Service officer has been placed on leave after his arrest Friday morning in the latest embarrassment for the agency.

A spokeswoman for D.C.’s Metropolitan Police said officers arrested Arthur Baldwin on a felony charge of first-degree attempted burglary and destruction of property.

According to cops, Baldwin is accused of being armed with his service weapon when he tried to break into his girlfriend’s house.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary, without identifying Baldwin, confirmed the arrest of “an off-duty USSS Uniformed Division Officer assigned to Foreign Missions Branch.”

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NYPD Officer Richard Haste, who fatally shot Bronx teen Ramarley Graham, showed up at work Sunday to quit so he would avoid getting fired, a high-ranking cop source told the Daily News.

Haste learned Friday night that the commissioner from his departmental trial concluded he was guilty of all charges and would recommend Police Commissioner James O’Neill fire him — which O’Neill planned to do Monday, the source said.

Haste shot and killed the unarmed Graham, 18, on Feb. 2, 2012, in the teen’s Bronx

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Aug 17, 2016 - PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh police recruit accused of assaulting his wife was arrested Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint.

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April 15, 2017 | Jeff Schechtman Boston Marathon Bombing Cover-Up: A Conversation with Michele McPhee Author and Journalist Discusses Why the Government’s Story is Unraveling For nearly four years, WhoWhatWhy has written repeatedly about the Boston Marathon bombing. In dozens of investigative articles, we have shown how the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) official version of the tumultuous events of April 2013 did not make sense. Now, longtime Boston investigative journalist Michele McPhee argues persuasively in her new book, “Maximum Harm,” that the feds have been keeping important information about this tragedy from the public. In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast with Jeff Schechtman, McPhee fingers Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an FBI informant gone rogue. She talks about compelling evidence that the Tsarnaev brothers were not the bombmakers, and asks how Tamerlan was able to travel back and forth to Russia despite being on two government watch lists and having no apparent financial resources. She also discusses the role that the US intelligence community played in covering up the key fact that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was one of its protected “assets.” If you’ve been following this story here on WhoWhatWhy, this is a must listen. Editor’s Note: see here for our in-depth book review of Maximum Harm. Click HERE to Download Mp3 Full Text Transcript: As a service to our readers, we provide transcripts with our podcasts. We try to ensure that these transcripts do not include errors. However, due to a constraint of resources, we are not always able to proofread them as closely as we would like and hope that you will excuse any errors that slipped through. Jeff Schechtman: Welcome to Radio WhoWhatWhy. I’m Jeff Schechtman. Almost four years ago to the day, on April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs detonated 12 seconds and 210 yards apart, near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon. 3 people were killed, several hundred others were injured, including sixteen who lost limbs. Beyond these facts, the story of the Tsarnaev brothers and the complex web of events that led to that day are very much an open question. The more or less official narrative long touted by authorities of the lone wolf Muslim extremist has long since been discredited. The story that is emerging of what really might have happened in Boston has some eerie parallels to today’s headlines: Russia, the FBI, FBI informants, counterterrorism agents not informing the FBI, etc. And now a new book by longtime Boston-based investigative journalist Michele McPhee brings new light to the story and reinforces what many have been trying to point out for many years. Michele McPhee has been nominated for three Emmy awards for investigative journalism and works as a Boston-based producer for Bryan Ross’s investigative unit at ABC News. She’s the host of the Daily Radio Talk Show and wrote an award-winning column for the Boston Herald. She’s the author of numerous books and articles, and it is my pleasure to welcome Michele McPhee here to talk about her latest work: Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI and the Road to the Marathon Bombing. Michele, thanks so much for joining us. Michele McPhee: What an introduction! Thank you so much for having me. Jeff Schechtman: As you began to try and uncover the layers and layers and layers of this story, to what extent did you work back from the official narrative and try and uncover or was that something that essentially went out the window pretty early on as you began to find out more and more about what had transpired vis-à-vis the Tsarnaev brothers? Michele McPhee: As early as April 18, 2013 and many will remember that as the day that the FBI released the photos of suspect White Hat and suspect Black Hat. It seemed odd. The press conference was abrupt, local law enforcement had complained that the FBI released the images to television reporters and to the public before they consulted with anyone in any of the surrounding towns. But as early as Tuesday, you might recall that the FBI overtook a hangar at the Black Falcon Terminal, a cruise terminal here in Boston. There, they were going through reams and reams of evidence, most importantly photos and videos taken from the scene. On Tuesday, I got a phone call from multiple forces talking about an altercation that took place in this evidence hangar. What had happened was there were a number of FBI agents that were sitting at one of these terminals off in a corner and they appeared to be comparing photos of suspect Black Hat and suspect White Hat to photos, including a mugshot of people who looked like the older brother: Tamerlan Tsarnaev. There was a verbal altercation at the terminal. There were accusations hurled. You knew, once again, the FBI knew and you didn’t share it with us. From that point forward, there were just non-stop murmurings about whether or not the FBI knew exactly who the marathon bombers were and once again, they weren’t sharing. You may recall that Boston has a long and sordid history of infuriating local law enforcement with cases like Whitey Bulger and Mark Rossetti, who were FBI sponsored informants who were essentially given a free pass to continue to commit crimes as grotesque as murder, and Whitey Bulger did. Jeff Schechtman: What is it about Boston and the arrangements that exist there between the police, the FBI, other law enforcement that seems to constantly lead back to these cases happening? Michele McPhee: I don’t know what it is about Boston, but I know that it keeps happening. This particular case was egregious, especially when Sean Collier was assassinated in cold blood. Of course, in Maximum Harm, I’m not blaming federal officials in any way for what took place on April 15, 2013. Informants have always been a necessary evil in order to combat everything from biker gangs and organized crime, and most recently after 9/11, terrorism. It’s necessary to make these unholy alliances with confidential informants in order to take down these terrorists. Nobody is blaming the government for what took place on April 15, but certainly, if they know who the Tsarnaev brothers were, I think it really raises an eyebrow. I’m incredulous and I know a lot of other people are, that the FBI talks about an open case against Tamerlan Tsarnaev in March of 2011. In fact, just this week, the FBI very strangely released a single report about one of the visits they had made to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s home in 2011 and talking about how he was desperate to become a citizen. But what the FBI didn’t tell us at the time was why they didn’t recognize Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Now you and I, we’ve been in this profession for a while, if you interviewed somebody, face to face multiple times and then their picture emerges as a suspect in the marathon bombing, don’t you think that you would remember what they look like? Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about the fact though, that the FBI seemed to lose control of their informant in this case, particularly when one looks at the trips back and forth that Tamerlan Tsarnaev took between Russia and the US and moving back and forth with complete impunity. Michele McPhee: Well, in some reports it was a different agency altogether for that sort of travel. Remember, the FBI cannot operate overseas and the CIA cannot operate domestically, but when you look into Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s history from his arrival in the United States in 2002, he had a connection to the CIA via his uncle. We all remember, perhaps the uncle that came out and declared his nephews were losers. He was sort of a national celebrity for a little bit just because he was outspoken about what his nephews had done. Well, Ruslan Tsarnaev in 2002, was married to Samantha Ankara Fuller, who was the daughter of a CIA official named Graham Fuller. In 2002, Graham Fuller was the CIA station chief in Ankara, Turkey, which is exactly where the whole Tsarnaev family originated their political asylum case from. The whole family from Russia gets into the country via Ankara, Turkey, where Ruslan’s father-in-law was the station chief. Obviously, the FBI was not the only agency that had interaction with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but how they lost control, and that’s what you’re referring to, is this travel. Tamerlan Tsarnaev had raised alarm bells in Russia with counterterrorism officials. They sent a warning to the FBI legal attaché in Russia saying: “We have intercepted text messages between a Canadian jihadi and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. We’re concerned; this is the information we have been able to gather.” That, of course is what sparked the FBI’s original visits to the Tsarnaev household in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Well, apparently they opened the case and they claimed they shut the case in June. But that didn’t stop any interaction between the FSD and American counterterrorism officials. In September of 2011, the FSD sent a second letter, this time to the CIA saying we’ve intercepted more alarming text messages and emails between Tamerlan Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts and well known jihadi and jihadi sympathizers here in Russia. We believe he is going to travel to Russia and join the jihad. Well, inexplicably that was ignored and in January of 2012, that’s exactly what Tamerlan Tsarnaev did. The only action that US counterterrorism officials took was adding him to two separate terror watch lists. So, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, when he left the country in January of 2012 was on two terror watch lists, he did not have an American passport, he traveled with a passport that had been issued in Kyrgyzstan and yet while he was in Russia, he reported that passport stolen. He spent more than six months in a terrorist hotbed in Dagestan and returned while on two separate watch lists, this time without his Kyrgyz passport and breezes through customs with no problems whatsoever. A lot of people in law enforcement say that people had to have pulled the strings to allow Tamerlan to get in and out of the country with such ease while he’s on all of these terror watch lists. Jeff Schechtman: To what extent was the Department of Homeland Security involved and what was their interaction with the FBI in this case? Michele McPhee: Well, the Department of Homeland Security had a completely separate case going on, which targeted a group of Eritrean drug dealers who were running drugs up and down the east coast and mailing and sending some of the money back to al-Shabaab. That was a very important case to the Department of Homeland Security. One of the targets in that case just happened to be a close friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. That case was taken down with the help of a confidential informant that many people believe was Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about the FBI’s persistent denials of their involvement with Tsarnaev. Michele McPhee: I think there’s a term for it; it’s called fedspeak. Despite their carefully worded denials, there is really no conclusive evidence that they didn’t use him as an informant. In fact, there’s this persistent evidence that they did. Because upon Tamerlan’s return to the United States, he immediately was a candidate for citizenship. Now, we all know the USCIS has a policy that you can’t even apply to become a naturalized American citizen if you’ve been arrested. It’s called the good moral character clause. Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been arrested in 2009 for a domestic violence charge. So it was completely inexplicable and remains inexplicable to this day how somebody with that kind of a violent arrest record, who is unemployed, who just returned from a trip overseas where he had been spotted interacting with terrorists, somebody who was on these terror watch lists, suddenly is a candidate for citizenship. Not only was his naturalization application reopened, but it was backtracked according to the instructor general’s report by his FBI handler, somebody who is assigned to the counterterrorism unit of the Boston FBI office. So there was this back and forth, when he gets back, all of a sudden he’s going to be citizen, there’s a back and forth between the Department of Homeland Security saying “Hold on a minute, this guy is not eligible for citizenship,” they would reach out to the FBI, the FBI would urge the Department of Homeland Security, “No no, we found nothing wrong with this guy, please give him the citizenship.” This went back and forth until January 23, 2012, when Tamerlan Tsarnaev went to the Federal Building for what he believed would be his last visit before becoming a full-fledged American citizen. There was another bureaucratic snafu, something went wrong and Tamerlan Tsarnaev snapped. He ripped up his application; he petitioned for a name change. He wanted to change his name to Muaz in honor of a slain Chechen rebel. He left there angry and weeks later, he was buying the biggest and loudest pyrotechnics at a Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Jeff Schechtman: What else was going on with Tsarnaev that led to him snapping that day? Michele McPhee: I think he had become increasingly radicalized. Back in Russia, every person that he met with that had been reported by the Russian Interior Ministry was tracking kills. So, there were 8 high level Islamic militants who were being sought. They would be spotted by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a short time afterwards, they would be tracked and at least these 8 were killed. The last raid by the Russian Interior Ministry came in July of 2012. Everyone, including some of the people that Tamerlan had been in contact with that initiated the initial warning to the FBI and the CIA. There was a raid and everyone in this terrorist training camp was slain and Tamerlan Tsarnaev hightailed it out of the region the very next day with a one way ticket, paid for in cash from Moscow to Boston, where again he breezes through customs, not a problem. Jeff Schechtman: How was the ticket paid for? Where did the money come from? What do we know about that? Michele McPhee: We know absolutely nothing about that, but considering that the FBI report that was released just this week talks about how Tamerlan Tsarnaev told agents that he was too broke, too unemployed to go to the hajj, really, I think raises a lot of questions about how he was able to leave the country, travel to Russia, stay there without a job, without any money and suddenly pay 2050 euro cash for a one way ticket back to Boston. Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about Janet Napolitano’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee where she was asked about some of this and the answers were less than forthcoming. Michele McPhee: They were less than forthcoming and in one case, was an outright lie. One of the explanations she had for Tamerlan’s travel in and out of the country was that his name was misspelled on the travel documents. In the book, you will see that I [reveal?] the travel documents and his name was spelled exactly how everyone knew his name should be spelled, so that fell flat on its face. A short time after her testimony, Janet Napolitano resigned. She wasn’t the only high ranking Department of Homeland Security official, a DOJ official to resign. You’ll recall that the FBI director, Bob Muller, who ironically had been the US Attorney in Boston when Whitey Bulger was running amuck,well, the FBI director quit in April. The head of the Boston FBI quit in April. Even the Middlesex County District Attorney, who had had a hand in a very strange, unsolved triple homicide that took place in Massachusetts on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, he quit too. The bodies were falling. These officials clearly were not being forthcoming. We’ve heard Michael McCaul, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the House has said over and over again that the FBI steadfastly refused to cooperate with Congress in either public hearings or in classified settings with Congress. McCaul at one point was apoplectic and exploded during a hearing, saying that this information does not belong to the FBI, this information belongs to the American people. You might recall that a bipartisan delegation of Congressional lawmakers travelled to Russia for answers with Steven Seagal, the action hero. You honestly can’t make this stuff up! You have the action hero, Steven Seagal from Hard to Kill leading Congress into Russia and when a Massachussetts lawmaker named Bill Keating, a former prosecutor returned, he told reporters that the FSD was more forthcoming than the FBI. Jeff Schechtman: What is your sense of why the FBI has been so blatant and in trying to cover this up in the face of, as you’ve laid it out here and as we’ve talked about, pretty obvious evidence? Michele McPhee: Well, I think they can. If you look at the very carefully worded denials, it doesn’t say hey, we never had any contact with Tamerlan or we weren’t running Tamerlan; it says we didn’t recruit Tamerlan. I think that’s exactly what many in the federal government have become masterful at, this mincing of words, the very careful selection of vocabulary. Okay, so they didn’t recruit him. It’s pretty evident that Tamerlan had contact with the CIA long before he got involved with the FBI, but they certainly had a role to play in helping Tamerlan Tsarnaev get his citizenship. I think that the denials are hey, we didn’t give him a top echelon informant number, a different agency did, but that doesn’t absolve the FBI from any sort of accountability of what happened and why they didn’t share the information that they did know about Tamerlan Tsarnaev with local law enforcement. Ed Davis, the former Boston police commissioner testified in front of Congress that the FBI didn’t share information with its own officers on the joint terrorism taskforce. Jeff Schechtman: Talk a little bit about the citizens of Boston and your sense of the reaction to this story as it continues to unfold. Michele McPhee: I think initially people were somewhat incredulous. They wanted to see the evidence. You’re read the book; this is not a theory. This is in a tin foil hat conspiracy spinout. This is a roadmap of all of the evidence. Everything in that book is annotated. There’s police reports, there’s trial testimony, there’s Homeland Security reports, there’s the inspector general’s report that was commissioned by James Clapper. There is evidence that shows that something went terribly wrong with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He has been made a promise and when that promise didn’t come through, he snapped. The denials are going to remain consistent because they remained consistent for 30 years about Whitey Bulger too. Jeff Schechtman: Why didn’t more of this come out? Why didn’t Judy Clark bring more of this out at the brothers’ trial? Michele McPhee: Because the federal judge, George O’Toole immediately issued an order in the case that no conclusion of Tamerlan Tsarnaev whatsoever should be made during this trial and anytime Tamerlan’s name came up, it prompted an immediate outrage from federal prosecutors and they kept a tight lid on anything about Tamerlan. To this day, there are more than 1100 documents in the Tsarnaev case that are sealed, which is absolutely unusual. The case has been adjudicated, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death and every week – you can follow the case through the appeals process – every week his new defense team and his appeal is demanding that these files that they want access to be unsealed and every week, a federal judge says you’re not getting the files. Jeff Schechtman: What, if anything do we think that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knows about all of this? Michele McPhee: I’m not sure how much he knows. People want to portray him as this hapless little brother who followed Tamerlan down Boylston Street, that’s definitely not that case. His Twitter account, his social media shows that he had these jihadi viewpoints and he was following radical Islam for years before those bombs were detonated on Patriots Day four years ago. Do I think that he knew that his older brother was cooperating with the federal government? Probably not. Do I think that Ibragim Todashev, the man who was slain in Orlando, Florida in May of 2013 as he was being grilled about the unsolved Massachusetts triple homicide on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 knew about Tamerlan’s cooperation? Absolutely. You might recall that early on in the case, his defense team filed paperwork, talking about how the FBI tried to make Tamerlan Tsarnaev an informant. I’m not the only one talking about this. This has been swirling through law enforcement circles in Massachusetts since the bombs went off. The defense team has hinted at this over and over again. It’s just that I think this is finally that Maximum Harm, which took a ton of work and ceaseless reporting, provides the evidence that I think Judy Clark failed to produce when she was defending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jeff Schechtman: It’s interesting that so much of this, or little bits and pieces that came out initially and certainly during the trial, certainly it was as you say swirling around, that it was always met with the argument that this was somehow conspiracy theory and not true and just total nonsense and now we’re finding out a very different story. Michele McPhee: Exactly. It’s long been a tactic that if you can’t kill the message, kill the messenger so it’s easy to portray people who believe this as conspiracy theorists or they’re going down a rabbit hole of nuttiness but there’s a paper trail. Facts are very stubborn things which is why you have not seen, since the book was released on April 4, you have not seen a denial from anyone in the federal government. The FBI has not come out and denied the facts in the book, they’ve only said that they haven’t tried to recruit Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It’s going to be tough for anyone in the federal government to deny these facts because these are facts. Another fact that should have everyone in the country startled is the federal government has said on the record: during Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial and since after his trial that the Tsarnaev brothers did not build those bombs. Well, the immediate response to that should be from everyone in the nation, then who did? Why aren’t you looking for them? That’s another one of the mysteries that is tackled in the book, about this very bizarre robbery that took place ten minutes before the MIT police officer Sean Collier was executed and during that 7/11 robbery, there was a former MIT employee who has been identified as that robber, still not arrested but in June of 2013 was arrested for a different crime altogether when he threatened his mother and said I’ve done something that I’m going to have to answer God for. His mother told police that her son had been friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Police execute a search warrant in his home and find every single component of the bombs that were detonated at the Boston Marathon, including ball bearings that were signature to the bombs that detonated at the finish line. Strangely and inexplicably, that man, Daniel Morley, was not prosecuted for the bombmaking material he had in his home or the threats he made against his mother or never even questioned in connection with the 7/11 robbery which his own family members have identified him as a suspect. Instead, he was put in a mental institution in Massachusetts for two years. Many people believe he was cooperating with the federal government in a different case regarding anarchists and anonymous and now he’s free, driving a bus full of senior citizens when there are a lot of people in Massachusetts who truly believe that he is the true bomb builder. Jeff Schechtman: Is there still a Rosetta Stone for this out there? Is there something that we still need to see, to find, to understand that would help put all of this in an even clearer perspective? Michele McPhee: I think this is a matter for Congress. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that this isn’t the only time, but certainly the FBI’s steadfast refusal to cooperate with Congressional investigations is something that the whole country should be up in arms over. At this point, I truly believe that there should be a Congressional investigation into the use of confidential informants. Steven Lynch, who is a Democrat in Massachusetts has filed ceaseless legislation about FBI accountability. We’ve had horrendous cases here in Boston, but these cases have existed all over the country of course, but here in Boston, Steven Lynch is especially upset about four men who are erroneously in prison, two died in prison to protect Whitey Bulger. We know that as early as two years ago, there was another mob captain who was suspected of being involved in the shooting death of a Massachusetts state trooper who had been given a pass because he was cooperating with the FBI against the mob. I think that the real thing that needs to happen is that the Homeland Security officials who had any interaction with Tamerlan whatsoever, whether it be the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security Drug Agency, that everybody should have to answer questions about exactly what happened and not humena-humena like Janet Napolitano did in front of Congress with this nonsense that the reason they let a guy who was on two terror watch lists leave the country, spend 6 months getting radicalized and come back in, leaves – I think there needs to real questions about that. Jeff Schechtman: Will this, in your view be grounds for more lawsuits to be brought by victims’ families against the government? Michele McPhee: The lawsuits that have been brought against the FBI for the Whitey Bulger murders and families who are completely innocent have gone nowhere. I think that’s part of the issue. The government has escaped any culpability whatsoever when these rogue informants go bad. I think that the informer program is an absolute necessary evil. We need these unholy alliances to take down a multitude of criminals but when it goes terribly wrong, which Tamerlan Tsarnaev is not the first and I’m sure he won’t be the last, there should some sort of accountability and there should be measures put in place by Congress that prevent somebody like Tamerlan Tsarnaev from going back. Let’s be abundantly clear. In the end, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not found by law enforcement and a lot of people believe that’s because the FBI – I know this to be true – when Dzhokhar escaped that wild bomb and bullet in Watertown, he was bleeding. He abandoned that stolen Mercedes and he staggered up a tree, leaving bloody handprints and a blood trail behind. At the time, I was in Watertown like so many other reporters and I was getting text messages from sources saying we’re going to get him, we have a blood trail and then those same sources were told to back off, it was an FBI scene and so the Boston Police Homicide Squad, the state police that had dogs, they were told to back off and we all know that in the end, who found Dzhokhar? A civilian who was going out for a cigarette. The top on his boat was strew and he went to investigate. A civilian! Despite the National Guard doing door to door searches and cops in riot gear without a warrant going into people’s homes, in the end, it was a civilian who found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and when that boat was surrounded, there was a sniper from the NEMLEC Swat Team who was on the second floor of that civilian’s home and he heard Dzhokhar say over again, “The FBI is going to kill me, the FBI is going to kill me.” I don’t think that’s the case whatsoever, but it is incredibly strange that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was bleeding profusely, he leaves these bloody handprints up and down the street where he jumped out of that vehicle and yet they didn’t find him for nearly an entire day. I think it raises a whole new spectrum of questions. Then of course, there’s the question of what they were doing in Watertown in the first place. There is a police report that is referenced in Maximum Harm about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerging from 89 Dexter Avenue, which is right around where the shootout took place. There was a story in Saudi Arabia about a student who lived in that house, who had been pulled out of that place by the FBI and arrested but you never heard another word about that guy again, you never heard about 89 Dexter Ave again. Nobody knows where the bombs were built. At the very least, I think there should be some concerns about who else worked with those brothers, who built the bombs and why are we not all that concerned about finding those people? Jeff Schechtman: There have also been reports that even prior to the bombing that they were an inordinate number of federal officials, counterterrorism officials, FBI officials in the Boston area. What do we know about that? Michele McPhee: I’m not sure. I don’t know anything about that. I don’t dive into that in Maximum Harm. I think that’s where people can dismiss this sort of journalism as conspiracy theories: we saw all of these people with punisher backpacks on near the finish line. I mean it’s not unusual to – especially after 9/11 – to have a heavy presence of law enforcement and federal officials in an area for a major event, an international event like the Boston Marathon, the iconic Boston Marathon. However, if you looked at Cambridge on the night of April 18, 2013, and that’s how the book opens. When you looked at Cambridge and you see that the Cambridge police department responded to multiple 911 calls placed by concerned residents, the whole state’s on edge, the city’s on edge and people were calling 911 and reporting suspicious vehicles outside of their homes in Cambridge, Mass right around the neighborhood where the Tsarnaevs live, right around MIT, right around the areas where two of the codefendants live. There were surveillance teams, we’ve come to learn from the FBI in Cambridge before the photos were released, after the photos were released. Those FBI agents were, let’s just say very uncooperative with Cambridge police officers to the point where there was an altercation between the Cambridge police commissioner and a high ranking official in the Boston FBI office and all of that took place before Sean Collier was killed. So if the FBI knew who these brothers were, they should have shared that information and Sean Collier might be alive today. Jeff Schechtman: Michele McPhee, the book is Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI and the Road to the Marathon Bombing. Michele, I thank you so much for spending time with us today here on Radio WhoWhatWhy. Michele McPhee: Thank you so much for having me, really I enjoy the show so much. Jeff Schechtman: Thank you. Thank you for listening and joining us here on Radio WhoWhatWhy. I hope you join us next week for another Radio WhoWhatWhy podcast. I’m Jeff Schechtman. 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April 17, 2017 | James Henry More Evidence of Spook Interaction With Boston Marathon Bomber? Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from HHS and Sadettin Canbay / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just released previously unseen notes from a 2011 interview with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The release puts a new wrinkle in the murky backstory of its relationship to the ringleader of the Boston marathon bombing. Tsarnaev told the agents that four men dressed in suits had previously come looking for him (date not specified). They wanted to “talk to Tamerlan,” the report states. The men, who are described as “young” and “handsome,” identified themselves as FBI agents to someone whose name is redacted in the report. According to the summary, the four men said they would return the next day, but did not — at least by the time of the interview. The interview summary, known internally by the FBI as a form 302, adds a new and intriguing piece to the puzzle of when the Bureau first had contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In an ongoing effort to shed light on the events leading up to the Boston bombing, WhoWhatWhy requested information about the government’s interactions with Tamerlan through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) multiple times in various ways. Each time we were denied access. Some of that information, specifically the two-page interview summary, was finally released last week to the FBI’s records vault, a kind of electronic “reading room” reserved for what the government calls “frequently requested records.” It’s not clear why the FBI released the report at this time. Officially, the FBI maintains that Tamerlan was first brought to the Bureau’s attention by a March 2011 Russian “warning” about his possible radicalization. As a result of this warning, he was interviewed by a counterterrorism agent (CT Agent) as part of an “assessment.” The newly released 302 summary is presumably the record of that interview, conducted roughly six weeks after Russia’s tip. The assessment was closed about a month later. The Bureau claims it sought more information from the Russians but did not receive any response. The way the report is written invites speculation about Tamerlan’s Russian connection. “The men said they would be back ‘the next day’ but did not return. [Redacted] and TAMERLAN have not heard from them since. TAMERLAN doesn’t know anyone who may be upset with him.” “TAMERLAN has never had any problems with Russians in the US due to his Chechen heritage… Putin and Medvedev are the problem not the Russian people. TAMERLAN has had Russian friends in the US,” the report reads. Although no definitive conclusions can be drawn from these two paragraphs, it does appear that the “problems with Russians” was the topic that brought the mystery men to Tamerlan’s door. It’s not clear from the summary whether the agents who wrote the report initiated contact or whether Tsarnaev called the Bureau because he thought they were looking for him. The summary does not reveal whether the Bureau knows who the mystery men were and, predictably, the FBI is staying mum. A spokesperson told the Daily Beast somewhat cryptically that the Bureau is letting “the document speak for itself.” Were the the four men agents from another FBI division, or from another intelligence agency? Or were they imposters? We don’t know. But in light of new revelations that many in Boston’s local law enforcement community think Tamerlan Tsarnaev played the role of an informant for the FBI, the document speaks volumes. In her new book Maximum Harm: the Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, And the Road to the Marathon Bombing, Boston-based reporter Michele McPhee claims many in local law enforcement now believe Tamerlan was playing multiple roles as an informant for the FBI and possibly the CIA in the years leading up to the bombing (For a WhoWhatWhy review of McPhee’s book, click here). It’s possible the four mystery men were from another agency and used the FBI as cover. It’s possible they returned after the date of Tamerlan’s interview. It’s also possible that Tamerlan had numerous other encounters with federal agents — it’s just that none of that is mentioned in this particular interview summary. An image of the interview summary Photo credit: FBI and Wikimedia For our part, WhoWhatWhy has documented evidence that the Bureau repeatedly flip-flopped about its interactions with Tamerlan. Initially, when Tamerlan’s identity was made public after he was killed in a shootout with police — and while his younger brother Dzhokhar was still hiding in a drydocked boat — the FBI denied having any contact with either of the bombing suspects. The feds didn’t admit to having known Tamerlan until after Russian media reports quoting the mother of the Tsarnaev brothers; she said that the FBI had interviewed Tamerlan two years before the bombing, under suspicion of being a radical. Only after the mother’s report appeared did the FBI acknowledge that agents had conducted an “assessment” of Tamerlan after the March 2011 warning from Russian security officials. The Bureau claimed to have found no link between Tamerlan and any “terrorism activity.” But doubts about when the Bureau first took an interest in Tamerlan have surfaced. The day after Tamerlan’s death and Dzhokhar’s capture, a “senior law enforcement official” told The New York Times that in January 2011 two FBI agents from the Boston field office interviewed Tamerlan and family members. These interviews took place three months before Russia’s warning. Tsarnaev’s mother told Russian media that agents met with Tamerlan and family members numerous times. She said the Bureau was “controlling him [Tamerlan], they were controlling his every step.” Two months after the bombing, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted during congressional testimony that Tamerlan’s name had in fact come up twice in FBI files prior to Russia’s warning. “His name came up in two other cases,” he said. The exchange was noteworthy. Mueller was fielding pointed questions from Rep. Steve King (R-IA) about when the Bureau first learned of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. King had just returned from Russia, where he received a briefing from Russian officials on what they knew about Tamerlan. King and other lawmakers had traveled to Russia to get information about the Tsarnaevs, in part because of FBI stonewalling. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, FBI Suspects 1 and 2. Photo credit: FBI There has been a lot of finger-pointing between US and Russian officials about who knew what and when about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and what he was up to. Not long after the bombing an unnamed “high-ranking” official told The New York Times that the bombing might have been averted had the Russians not withheld information they had on Tsarnaev. The obvious implication from the Times article: it was Russia’s fault. Russian officials vehemently dispute this, claiming they repeatedly shared their concerns about Tsarnaev with their American counterparts, only to be told to mind their own business. This would make sense if the FBI thought Tamerlan was what intelligence agencies call a “valuable asset.” Whatever the truth about who knew what and when, it’s clear both country’s security services were playing a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, withholding what they knew or even suspected about Tsarnaev. *** And now we can add this mysterious report about four men who claimed to be agents of the FBI visiting Tamerlan at some time prior to his 2011 interview. Who were these men? Photo credit: FBI, Orange County Corrections Department / Wikimedia *** Another intriguing part of the report is its date: April 22, 2011. According to McPhee in Maximum Harm, the FBI was in contact with Russia’s Federal Security Service (which takes the acronym FSB in English) the very same day as Tamerlan’s interview. The topic? Another Russian immigrant with a Muslim background living in Boston: Ibragim Todashev. Todashev, a mixed martial arts fighter and friend of Tamerlan, was shot and killed in Florida by federal agents who were interviewing him after he allegedly attacked them. Agents say he was in the process of confessing to his and Tamerlan’s participation in a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts, when he flipped a coffee table, striking one of the agents in the head. The shooting was deemed justified as self-defense by a review conducted by the Florida State Attorney. McPhee reveals that the delegation of US Congressmen who went to Russia after the bombing were made aware of a communication between the FBI and the FSB on the topic of Ibragim Todashev. The date of that communication? April 22, 2011, the same day as Tamerlan’s FBI interview. Although WhoWhatWhy has not independently verified that date it’s possible that Ibragim Todashev is the name redacted from the 302 summary and that he was the individual initially approached by the four mysterious men. Was the FBI querying the FSB for information on Todashev? This seems entirely plausible, although the Bureau has not offered up any details to the public since he was shot and killed by an FBI agent weeks after the Boston bombing. About four months later, Tamerlan and his friend Ibragim allegedly committed the savage murder in Waltham. Inexplicably, neither was interviewed about the murder at the time, despite being known associates of the victims, and despite the fact that both of them were on the FBI’s radar. Or maybe it’s because they were on the FBI’s radar that they weren’t questioned. According to McPhee, “seasoned investigators” from the Boston area told her that Tsarnaev wasn’t questioned because he was “too valuable as an asset” to the FBI to be investigated for the murder of three drug dealers. Maybe Todashev got a free pass too. FBI Dir. Robert Mueller (left) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), 2013. Photo credit: Watch the video on C-SPAN It appears the Bureau is not coming entirely clean about its pre-bombing knowledge of Ibragim Todashev either. Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller was asked about this by another Congressman who had been to Russia, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). If McPhee is correct, Cohen could also have been aware of the communication between FBI and FSB about Todashev the day Tamerlan was interviewed. In fact, Cohen asked Mueller how the FBI first became aware of Todashev. “Was it through the FSB, or was it your own investigation?,” Cohen asked. Mueller dodged the question by telling Cohen: “We came upon him in a variety of ways.” WhoWhatWhy discovered previously that Todashev’s name appears multiple times in FBI indices in the years before the bombing. However, we did not see any entries from 2011. As with Tsarnaev, the Bureau clearly had an interest in Todashev long before he died at the hands of an FBI agent. What is it about the pre-bombing contacts between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Ibragim Todashev and the Bureau that necessitates all the secrecy and subterfuge we’ve seen since the bombing? Maybe those four mystery men know.


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