Tag Archives: 9/11 investigation

Deconstructing the 9/11 Dot Disconnection: a book review by Erik Larson

It is a non-controversial fact that the NSA, CIA and FBI missed a number of opportunities to disrupt the 9/11 plot. Many, but not all, of these failures were documented by the four main investigations that dealt with pre-9/11 intelligence failures: those by the Congressional Joint Inquiry, the 9/11 Commission, the Department of Justice Inspector General and the CIA Inspector General. The best-known investigation, the 9/11 Commission, ultimately concluded that 9/11 was preceded by “four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management” (339). This is the narrative largely held to by mainstream politicians and media, but these explanations do not credibly account for what happened at the NSA, CIA and FBI in the years, months and weeks leading up to 9/11. This has been demonstrated by a number of researchers, but Kevin Fenton’s* book, Disconnecting the Dots, has the most comprehensive documentation and in-depth analysis to date. Primarily using the official reports, the available source records and some reporting by mainstream media and journalists, Fenton documents how specific CIA and FBI officials engaged in deliberate efforts to protect the 9/11 plot from discovery and disruption by FBI investigators, and that the most probable explanation is that this was done in order to enable the 9/11 attacks.

Interviewed at the End US Wars Rally: McKinney, Nader, Kucinich and Swanson on 9/11

My report and videos from the End US Wars Rally in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C., Dec 12, 2009. Short interviews with Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, David Swanson and Cynthia McKinney.

Join the Appeal for Truth about 9/11 – 911truth.org

911Truth.org has updated the Truth Statement for 2009- this statement caused a great deal of controversy when Glenn Beck reported that Obama Green Jobs Advisor Van Jones- along with around 100 other luminaries and nearly 50 9/11 victims family members- had endorsed its call for an investigation into questions that were ignored or inadequately addressed by the 9/11 Commission. The new statement is open for endorsement, if you support full disclosure regarding 9/11.

This updated statement was released in conjunction with an article by Peter Dale Scott on some of the issues surrounding the 9/11 issue.

Coleen Rowley and Bill Doyle Endorse NYC CAN Ballot Referendum

On Wednesday, July 15, FBI Whisteblower and Time Person of the Year 2002 Coleen Rowley, and Bill Doyle, father of Joseph Doyle, released statements in support of the NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) and its effort to place a referendum on the November ballot for an independent NYC commission to investigate the events of September 11, 2001.

How the FBI and 9/11 Commission Suppressed Key Evidence about Hani Hanjour, alleged hijack pilot of AAL 77 by Mark Gaffney

According to most of the flight instructors he worked with, Hani Hanjour was a terrible pilot. Even so, he was “certified in April 1999 as an “Airplane Multi-Engine Land/Commercial Pilot” by Daryl Strong”, an FAA “designated pilot examiner”, and flight instructor “Eddie Shalev, who certified Hanjour to rent a Cessna 172 from Congressional Air Charters just three days after Marcel Bernard, the chief instructor at Freeway, refused to rent Hanjour the very same plane.” According to a 9/11 Commission staff ‘Memoranda for the Record’, Eddy Shalev is an Israeli national and “served in the Israeli Defense Forces”.

About those after-action reports from 9/11… by Mark Gaffney

Despite it being a standard procedure, no NORAD ‘after-action reports’ were created after 9/11- after the worst attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, the worst attack on the mainland since the War of 1812- and the most incredible failure of air defense in all of NORAD’s history. Not a single ‘after-action report’; just reports about ‘lessons learned’.

Decoding Scheuer’s Call for Osama to Kill More Americans – Corbett Report

“CIA analyst Michael Scheuer’s recent call for bin Laden to kill more Americans would be shocking if we hadn’t already heard it dozens of times before from other “War on Terror” advocates. “It’s an absurd situation,”Scheuer told FOX News personality Glenn Beck on his program last week. “Only Osama can execute an attack that will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.”

Questions for Miles Kara on NORAD (and Other) Exercises by Erik Larson

June 2009, 9/11 Commission Team 8 staff member Miles Kara launched a blog- 9/11 Revisited- and has been taking questions from the public, as well posting articles expanding on the 9/11 Commission’s work. In this open letter to Miles Kara I pose a set of questions that have been raised in various forms since 9/11, and since the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. In addition, there are new questions based on 9/11 Commission records released to the National Archives, January 2009. Hopefully, Miles Kara will fill in the details.

Deactivating Bill Deagle’s “Neutron Fuse” by Reprehensor – 911Blogger.com

In the Draft Bill recently circulated to a few members of Congress, ideas and hypotheses with no physical evidence (or very weak physical evidence that can be easily explained) are presented alongside the hypothesis for controlled demolition involving a thermite derivative and/or other not-so exotic explosives at the World Trade Center with equal sincerity. One hypothesis is that “micro-nuclear” devices were used to bring down the World Trade Center Towers, and the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. The Draft Bill references internet radio personality Bill Deagle as a major proponent of the micro-nuke hypothesis.

Change.org: New 9/11 Investigation [REMOVED!!!]

Change.org is a “social platform” for posting, discussing and voting on ideas; according to the site, which was recently featured in Newsweek, “the ‘Top 10 Ideas for America’ will be presented to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day”.