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9/11 Cover-ups Reported
In Media With Increasing Frequency

August 15, 2005
Dear friends,

The media is reporting major 9/11 cover-ups with ever greater frequency. Below is a compilation of the best articles from recent weeks. Note that most of these sources are considered very reliable and links to the original articles are provided when possible. The long, comprehensive article in the Daily Mail is particularly important, as this populist British newspaper has the second largest circulation of any English language newspaper in the world. This is the second major article on 9/11 cover-ups that they've published (click here for first), though for unknown reasons they didn't post either to their website.

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Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00
August 9, 2005, New York Times

More than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a small, highly classified military intelligence unit identified Mohammed Atta and three other future hijackers as likely members of a cell of Al Qaeda operating in the United States, according to a former defense intelligence official and a Republican member of Congress. In the summer of 2000, the military team, known as Able Danger, prepared a chart that included visa photographs of the four men and recommended to the military's Special Operations Command that the information be shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the congressman, Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, and the former intelligence official said Monday. The recommendation was rejected and the information was not shared, they said, apparently at least in part because Mr. Atta, and the others were in the United States on valid entry visas.

9/11 Commission's Staff Rejected Report on Early Identification of Chief Hijacker
August 11, 2005, New York Times

The Sept. 11 commission was warned by a uniformed military officer 10 days before issuing its final report that the account would be incomplete without reference to what he described as a secret military operation that by the summer of 2000 had identified as a potential threat the member of Al Qaeda who would lead the attacks more than a year later. Officials said that the information had not been included in the report because aspects of the officer's account had sounded inconsistent with what the commission knew about that Qaeda member, Mohammed Atta, the plot's leader. The briefing by the military officer is the second known instance in which people on the commission's staff were told by members of the military team about the secret program, called Able Danger. Al Felzenberg, who served as the commission's chief spokesman, said earlier this week that staff members who were briefed about Able Danger at a first meeting, in October 2003, did not remember hearing anything about Mr. Atta or an American terrorist cell. On Wednesday, however, Mr. Felzenberg said the uniformed officer who briefed two staff members in July 2004 had indeed mentioned Mr. Atta.

CIA Commander: U.S. Let bin Laden Slip Away
August 15, 2005 Issue, Newsweek

In a forthcoming book, the CIA field commander for the agency's Jawbreaker team at Tora Bora, Gary Berntsen, says he and other U.S. commanders did know that bin Laden was among the hundreds of fleeing Qaeda and Taliban members. Berntsen says he had definitive intelligence that bin Laden was holed up at Tora Bora–intelligence operatives had tracked him–and could have been caught. "He was there," Berntsen tells NEWSWEEK. In his book–titled "Jawbreaker"–the decorated career CIA officer criticizes Donald Rumsfeld's Defense Department for not providing enough support to the CIA and the Pentagon's own Special Forces teams in the final hours of Tora Bora. (Berntsen would not divulge the book's specifics, saying he's awaiting CIA clearance.) That backs up other recent accounts, including that of military author Sean Naylor, who calls Tora Bora a "strategic disaster" because the Pentagon refused to deploy a cordon of conventional forces to cut off escaping Qaeda and Taliban members.

August 6, 2005, Daily Mail
(The second largest circulation English-language newspaper in the world) (The Daily Mail did not post this article to their website)

Towers that fell 'like a controlled demolition'. Planes that vanished then mysteriously reappeared, And crucial evidence that has been lost for ever. A new book raises bizarre yet deeply unsettling questions about the world's worst terror atrocity.....

Note: This is the longest, most thorough article on 9/11 cover-ups in the mainstream media that we've seen. Click on the link above to read the full article. To give an idea of the contents, below are the section titles of this eye-opening article:

Did the CIA actively help the hijackers?
'The fire wasn't hot enough to cause a collapse'
One expert said there were bombs inside the towers
Why didn't fighter planes intercept the hijackers?
The hole in the Pentagon was too small for a Boeing
The air force scrambled from the wrong base
So how did the passengers make those phone calls?

"Henshall and Morgan say for transparency is the thrust of their whole argument. It is time, they say, for a full and truly independent inquiry into 9/11 that will reveal all the facts and silence the rumours. With public trust one of the major casualties of the war, can any of us be absolutely sure we have not been caught up in a lie and perhaps a bigger one even than we ever though possible? "

September 2005 Issue, Vanity Fair
(not yet posted to their website, but available in newsstands)

Love of country led Sibel Edmonds to become a translator for the F.B.I. following 9/11. But everything changed when she accused a colleague of covering up illicit activity involving Turkish nationals. Fired after sounding the alarm, she's now fighting for the ideals that made her an American, and threatening some very powerful people. Edmonds has given confidential testimony inside a secure Sensitive Compartmented Information facility on several occasions: to congressional staffers, to investigators from the O.I.G., and to the staff from the 9/11 commission. Sources familiar with this testimony say that, in addition to her allegations about the Dickersons, she reported hearing Turkish wiretap targets boast that they had a covert relationship with a very senior politician indeed – Dennis Hastert, Republican congressman from Illinois and Speaker of the House since 1999. The targets reportedly discussed giving Hastert tens of thousands of dollars in surreptitious payments in exchange for political favors and information. "The Dickersons," says one official familiar with the case, "are only the tip of the iceberg."

Note: Sibel Edmonds is a courageous FBI whistleblower who is one of the great heroes of the 9/11 movement. For more mainstream media reports on her case with links to original sources provided, click here and here. For a nationally broadcast August 10th radio interview (written transcript provided) of Ms. Edmonds describing her case, click here. For an article on her own website describing how the FBI had clear foreknowledge of 9/11, see

McKinney reopens 9/11
July 23, 2005, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(Atlanta's leading newspaper)

Rep. Cynthia Mc­Kinney led a Capitol Hill hearing Friday on whether the Bush administration was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "What we are doing is asking the unanswered questions of the 9/11 families," McKinney, a DeKalb County Democrat...said during the proceedings. The eight-hour hearing, timed to mark the first anniversary of the release of the Sept. 11 commission's report on the attacks, drew dozens of contrarians and conspiracy theorists who suggest President Bush purposely ignored warnings or may even have had a hand in the attack – claims participants said the commission ignored. "Congresswoman McKinney is viewed as a contrarian," panelist Melvin Goodman, a former CIA official, said. "And I hope someday her views will be considered conventional wisdom."

Note: Other than this article and C-SPAN (see below), no major media covered this important event. C-SPAN 2 will air the full hearing soon. See immediately below for information on this. Many thanks to C-SPAN for being the only media outlet that consistently reports on 9/11 information that should be making headlines in all major media.

September 11 Commission Report Results
U.S. House of Representatives, McKinney, C. (D-GA)

August 31, 2005, 8 PM, Part 1, C-SPAN
September 2, 2005, 8 PM, Part 2, C-SPAN (Details)

Note: Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has been one of the most outspoken critics of the official 9/11 story. She has appeared numerous times on record exposing cover-ups which reveal the complicity of rogue elements within the US government in the 9/11 attacks. She chairs this Congressional forum which reveals some of the disturbing 9/11 cover-ups on which our media has been so reluctant to give proper coverage. Don't miss these two important forums on C-SPAN. Mark your calendars for August 31st at 8 PM and September 2nd at 8 PM.

Families of victims, former intelligence officials, and authors speak at a day-long forum on the September 11 Commission Report, focusing on the methodology of the investigation, recommendations made by the commission, causes of the attacks, and government responses to the attacks.

Daugherty, Rebecca, Director, Freedom of Info. Service Center
Smith, Wayne, Member, Center for International Policy
Gage, Kit, National Coordinator, National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom
Kleinberg, Mindy, Relative
Judge, John, Co-Founder, 9/11 CitizensWatch
McKinney, Cynthia, U.S. Representative, D, Georgia (State)

Able Danger disabled
August 13, 2005, Toledo Blade

What may be a bigger scandal is that the staff of the 9/11 Commission knew of Able Danger and what it had found, but made no mention of it in its report. This is as if the commission that investigated the attack on Pearl Harbor had written its final report without mentioning the Japanese. Mr. Weldon unveiled Able Danger in a speech on the House floor June 27, but his remarks didn't attract attention until the New York Times reported on them Tuesday. When the story broke, former Rep. Lee Hamilton, a Democrat from Indiana, co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, at first denied the commission had ever been informed of what Able Danger had found, and took a swipe at Mr. Weldon's credibility: "The Sept. 11th Commission did not learn of any U.S. government knowledge prior to 9/11 of the surveillance of Mohammed Atta or his cell," Mr. Hamilton said. "Had we learned of it obviously it would have been a major focus of our investigation." Mr. Hamilton changed his tune after the New York Times reported Thursday, and the Associated Press confirmed, that commission staff had been briefed on Able Danger in October, 2003, and again in July, 2004. The 9/11 commission wrote history as it wanted it to be, not as it was. The real history of what happened that terrible September day has yet to be written.

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