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Van Jones: the 9/11 Truth Petition He Is Being Targetted For
by repost
Friday Sep 4th, 2009 9:20 AM
This is the petition that Van Jones is being targeted for -- very basic stuff! But the rightwing is making it out to be completely nutty. Given the ridiculous furor being put out on this, it shows how important Van Jones, 9/11 truth and Green Energy really are.
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Van Jones: the 9/11 Truth Petition He Is Being Targetted For

The Statement
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20041026093059633

We Want Real Answers About 9/11

On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and “consciously failed” to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

We want truthful answers to questions such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn’t a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven’t authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA’s radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?

8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?

9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?

10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?

12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

Those who are demanding deeper inquiry now number in the hundreds of thousands, including a former member of the first Bush administration, a retired Air Force colonel, a European parliamentarian, families of the victims, highly respected authors, investigative journalists, peace and justice leaders, former Pentagon staff, and the National Green Party.

As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

1. An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
2. Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
3. Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
4. The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

Given the importance of the coming election, we feel it is imperative that these questions be addressed publicly, honestly, and rigorously so that Americans may exercise their democratic rights with full awareness.

In closing, we pray and hope for the strength to approach this subject with wisdom and compassion so that we may heal from the wounds inflicted on that terrible day.

Signed,
by reader
Friday Sep 4th, 2009 9:25 AM
"4. Why hasn’t a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?"

This is the one that we're still waiting for.

No one yet fired for torture either, or the economic 9/11.

They were promoted.

See:

How They Get Away With It
by Michael Green
Version 1.3: June 9, 2007
Originally published: June 18, 2006
http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/green/HowTheyGetAwayWithIt.html

This article will not attempt to prove that 911 is a USGIC (USG Intelligence Community) domestic covert operation, but it will show how such operations are covered up and disguised from their immediate victims, the people of the United States.

I will rehearse Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s crucial testimony before the 911 Commission and offer both a brief and an extended analysis of it below, with several purposes in mind. First, the testimony and analysis are the kind of evidence that everyone can understand and take home; it is money in the bank. Secord, such is the kind of evidence that I have long been recommending that the 911-truth movement emphasize, namely evidence that is clear and compelling rather than evidence that is doubtful or dubious. Third, the example offered here begins to illustrate the kind of mass mind control that the Central Intelligence Agency has accomplished through its control of the media: the most damning facts can be right out there on the table in front of people, but most people cannot see them, or if they can see them they cannot reason from them clearly and productively. The natural cognitive and affective vulnerabilities of the masses against seeing unpleasant truths have been enhanced and refined by the establishment media shaping not only what they know through disinformation, but also how they think about what little they do know. 1 (Illuminating the public mind control is too vast a project for this essay.)
The military-industrial complex was in a dilemma after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
1. How to justify keeping a $500 billion/year franchise when there was no enemy and people were talking about a peace dividend.
2. How to put our military presence in the Caspian region that held future oil reserves.

The neo-cons came up with two objectives:
1. Create a new enemy to replace communism.
2. Have the enemy located in the Caspian region.

They realized that getting the Americans to rearm and forgo peace dividend would be difficult.
1. Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book ‘Grand Chess Board’ wrote, "it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat".
2. The Project for a New American Century, in its ‘Rebuilding America's Defenses’ which was developed by Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz and Libby as members, said, "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor".

The 9-11 attack, of course was the 'new Pearl Harbor' that created 'the circumstances of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat'.
1. War on communism nicely segued into war on terrorism
2. Attack originating from Afghanistan allowed us to put our military in the entire region from Iraq, Afghanistan and now Pakistan.

CIA was in position to have had foreknowledge of the attack since they had long standing operational ties with the Al Qaeda and Taliban.
1. Al-Qaida operatives were recruited by the CIA in the first place to go to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. Those recruits included Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attack, and financier Osama bin Laden, who met in Afghanistan as part of a force that Ronald Reagan glorified as "freedom fighters."
2. Taliban was trained and supplied by the Pakistan’s ISA which in turn has close ties to the CIA.

by repost
Saturday Sep 5th, 2009 12:23 PM
Stand with Van Jones
Like sharks in the water, a right-wing lynch mob led by notorious race-baiter Glenn Beck is now circling around White House green jobs advisor Van Jones.

On the surface, their complaint centers around Jones' background and statements he previously made as an activist. Specifically, conservative blogs and media outlets have seized on a harshly-worded petition Jones signed in 2004 demanding further investigations into the 9/11 attacks. Jones has clarified since then, saying of the petition that "it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever." But this is little more than the right-wing manufactured faux-outrage du jour. Beck began aggressively going after Jones in the wake of a campaign targeting Beck's advertisers -- organized by Color of Change -- an advocacy organization Jones founded prior to taking a position in the administration.

Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable. A decision to throw one of their most charismatic communicators under the bus in a vein attempt to placate a racist witch-hunt would be both foolish and ineffective. Van Jones is exactly the type of principled and effective leader we need more of in government -- not less. President Obama should make a strong public statement as soon as possible, reiterating his full support for green jobs advisor Van Jones.
Fight Back
1. Show your support for Van Jones by using the #supportvan hashtag on Twitter. Your tweet will be displayed in the grid below. Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste: "I stand with Van Jones: http://standwithvan.com #supportvan #vanjones"

2. Sign the Color of Change petition asking Glenn Beck's advertisers to stop supporting Beck's hateful agenda. You can also donate to Color of Change here.

3. Become a Fan of Van Jones on Facebook.
by Dwight
Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 7:37 PM
There's every bit as much, if not more, reason to sign such a petition now as in 2004.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02/opinion/02kean.html

http://www.newsweek.com/id/189251

The petition does not accuse the government of carrying out the attacks. It merely points out good reasons to question the original petition. As a lawyer he knows about burdens of proof, and it is not on the public or the defendants. How can Van Jones back off on his views on such an important event, which continues to kill? I have lost a lot of respect for him.