In sworn statements that seem likely to reignite debate, two former senators who were privy to top secret information on the Saudis’ activities say they believe that the Saudi government might have played a direct role in the terrorist attacks. Still, Washington has continued to stand behind Saudi Arabia, with the Justice Department joining the kingdom in trying to have the lawsuits thrown out of court on the grounds that the Saudis are protected by international immunity.
President Obama appointed Philip Zelikow, associate dean for graduate academic programs in the University of Virginia's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, to serve on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, the White House announced Tuesday. Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, will remain with the University while serving on the board, which serves as an independent source of advice to the president on the intelligence community's effectiveness in meeting the nation's intelligence needs, and ...
I first began following Jon Gold’s (@911JusticeNow) work in late 2003. The attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the subsequent invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq galvanized me from apathy to a newfound political consciousness, and I soon discovered his work on one of the first websites questioning the official theory of 9/11. What impressed me about his research was that he was deeply committed to using verifiable facts found in mainstream news articles and reports. But perhaps what stands out most about his activism is his unwavering support for the first responders. He was made “Honorary Director” of the FealGood Foundation. He describes himself as “an American trying to make a difference.”
Lorie Van Auken joins us and shares with us her reflections ten years on about the events of 9/11 and her loss. She discusses the still-classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 families’ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission.
For a long time, the Jersey girls were among the most outspoken people on the attacks. The four banded together and, in the face of official intransigence, campaigned with other victims’ relatives to set up the 9/11 commission. They later pressured it to conduct a credible investigation. Looking back, however, both Breitweiser and Van Auken believe their huge battle to get the commission up and running left too much undone. After fighting so hard to get it set up, they became some of its fiercest critics.
In the second round of Jon Gold’s correspondence with Matt Taibbi, the Rolling Stone writer continues to agree that there are problems with the official 9/11 story. But Taibbi refuses to accept that those responsible for the lies that led to a global “War on Terror” should be held accountable.
In May 2003, at the very first hearing of the 9/11 Commission, Kyle Hence and John Judge formed 9/11 CitizensWatch. Their stated purpose was to, "act as a hub between independent researchers and the government’s 9/11 Commission to finally address the "unanswered questions" from 9/11." As a group, they worked alongside the family members that were apart of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee. Early on, the 9/11 Commission was not putting ...
On September 9th, 2004, then former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, along with 9/11 Family Members and citizen researchers, held what were called the “9/11 Omission Hearings” in New York City. To many of us that have been involved with this cause for a long time, these were truly historic. It is important to note that these hearings took place not two months after the release of the 9/11 Report. If you’ve never seen them, they come highly recommended. As you watch them, ask yourself, “is this something the media should have told me about?”