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|Protest Philip Zekilow Executive Director of the 9-11 Cover-Up Commission|
|Date||Wednesday October 20|
|Time||3:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
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Blow the Whistle on Philip Zelikow, Executive Director of the 9/11 Cover-Up Commission!
Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University,
next Wednesday, Oct 20, 4:15PM -5:30 PM,
free and open to the public.
Mr. Zelikow's speaking tour is part of what appears to be the continuing whitewash and cover-up of what really happened on 9/11. His appearance on Stanford campus is a chance for people to ask important unanswered questions, hand out Deception Dollars, and show banners saying "Stop the 9/11 Cover-up". 9/11 could be the Achilles heel of the Bush campaign.
The Bush administration, after suspiciously postponing an investigation of 9/11 for more than a year, created a commission populated by its cronies, headed by Mr. Zelikow.
The Harper's Magazine cover story this month is "Whitewash as Public Service, How the 9/11 Commission Report Defrauds the Nation". It's by Benjamin DeMott, my former English prof at Amherst College.
But it could even be a LOT worse than DeMott thinks. It's true that there are indeed MANY unanswered questions about 9/11. But there is also a lot of evidence that seems to suggest direct US government planning and execution of the horrible events of that day, in a successful plan to deceive and terrify the American (and world) public, in order to gain political power and support for the Iraq war. If this turns out to be true, then next Wednesday's speaker, Mr. Zelikow, intentionally or not, continues to play an essential role in the apparent cover-up.
Zelikow was part of the Bush transition team and co-authored a book with Condeleeza Rice. He should have been a witness for the Commission, not leading it by the nose. The Family Steering Committee asked for his resignation because of his blatant conflicts of interests. The White House parameters for the hand-picked "Independent Commission" have been clear- support the official narrative- use 9-11 as a pretext to justify war and the expansion of the National Security State into a Global Police State.
Announcement of the Stanford event by its co-sponsor, Stanford Institute for International Studies http://siis.stanford.edu/news/329/
9/11: Looking Backward and Looking Forward
Philip Zelikow is the Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the "9/11 Commission." He will speak about his work with the Commission.
Dr. Zelikow is also the Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. After serving in government with the Navy, the State Department, and the National Security Council, he taught at Harvard before assuming his present post in Virginia to direct the nation's largest research center on the American presidency. He was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and served as executive director of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford, as well as the executive director of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.
Zelikow's books include The Kennedy Tapes (with Ernest May), Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (with Condoleezza Rice), and the rewritten Essence of Decision (with Graham Allison). Zelikow has also been the Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy program of the Aspen Institute.
Examination of the Sponsoring Organization's website reveals that-
"CISAC receives Department of Homeland Security contract for research on organizational learning for terrorism response
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a 15-month $1.65-million contract to the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford Institute for International Studies. CISAC's program will be run as part of a joint project with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey.
CISAC co-director and professor of political science Scott Sagan and former co-director and professor emeritus (research) in the School of Engineering Michael May are the Stanford co-principal investigators of the new program.
CISAC's portion of the project entails a homeland security seminar and fellowship program, which will bring eight research fellows to campus in 2004-05. Fellows will join CISAC and other faculty to conduct research on some of the most daunting issues confronting the homeland security mission, such as how national and local agencies can learn to cooperate quickly and effectively and how they can learn from past emergencies, real and simulated. CISAC will undertake in-depth scholarly research that can help inform DHS efforts to improve the design and evaluation of future terrorism exercises of national and local response systems.
Scholars will study diverse approaches to learning--and failing to learn--from emergencies, including those of armed forces, medical emergency rooms, police and fire departments. Researchers will also investigate how government organizations can stay ahead of potential attackers in the "competitive learning" situation that terrorism presents--one in which terrorists and law enforcement officials alike try to learn from vulnerabilities exposed in public emergencies.
The DHS research contract resulted in part from CISAC's observation of the spring 2003 State Department-DHS sponsored full-scale exercise called TOP OFFICIALS-2 (TOPOFF-2), designed to prepare national, state and local officials to respond to potential terrorist attacks within the US. CISAC led 11 Stanford scholars in observing and analyzing the exercise involving officials from 25 federal, state, and local agencies. DHS Secretary Tom Ridge received a briefing of CISAC's findings, prepared under May's direction as principal investigator.
Lynn Eden, CISAC associate director for research, will manage Stanford's participation in the new project and mentor the homeland security fellows. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, assistant professor of law at Stanford, will contribute research on how judicial review processes affect responses to terrorism. Dean Wilkening, director of CISAC's science program, will model uncertainties in biological weapons use, such as effects caused by different exposure rates and different doses of contaminants like anthrax. "
More details at http://www.communitycurrency.org