Tag Archives: 9/11

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.

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9th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks Welcomes 9/11 Truth News: A Website Focused on Responsible News and Information

Not sure what to think about 9/11? Perhaps you’re curious, but you want to avoid the circus of conspiracy theories, lies and disinformation? Starting now, you can go to 9/11 Truth News http://www.911truthnews.com for updates on under-reported news, effective activism being done by the international 9/11 Truth Movement, and highlights of the best research and scientific information.

‘Terrorist Threats’ Covered by CA Penal Code Sec. 422 by Erik Larson [updated 1/1/2011]

I’m retracting the article originally posted here as it has been brought to my attention that threats prosecuted under Section 422 of the California Penal Code are sometimes referred to as “terrorist threats.”

Cryptome FOIA: WTC Photos

Cryptome.org has released WTC photos obtained by FOIA. This site has archived many other important 9/11-related documents, in addition to other material.

As the site says:

“Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance — open, secret and classified documents — but not limited to those.”

Shinki and Ed Paik Accounts vs. CIT Methods by Erik Larson

Citizen Investigation Team (CIT) have cited Shinki and Ed Paik’s witness accounts to support their claims that the plane said to have hit the Pentagon on 9/11 (American Airlines Flight 77), actually flew on a different flight path (‘north of Citgo’) and flew over the Pentagon. Ed Paik’s account appears in their films ‘The Pentacon’, and most recently ‘National Security Alert’ (NSA). In addition, Ed’s account has been cited repeatedly in their articles and online discussions. However, my January 2010 interviews of Ed and Shinki, as well as a 2006 interview of Ed recorded by Dylan Avery, Ed Paik’s drawings and gestures for CIT, and other related material, show that certain facts have been omitted or distorted by CIT in their attempt to make their case for the ‘north of Citgo path’.

Dawn Vignola’s Account vs. CIT’s Methods by Erik Larson

From their apartment, Dawn Vignola and her roommate Hugh ‘Tim’ Timmerman saw American Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. Shortly afterward, they gave witness accounts to local and national TV media. In 2007, they were interviewed by Citizen Investigation Team (CIT), who attempted to discredit their testimony. I interviewed Dawn and her husband, Dan Ferrigno, January 5, 2010 at that same apartment and found them credible; they talked openly with me, their accounts have not changed since they were first offered, and I saw for myself that Dawn and Tim could have easily seen what they claimed to have seen.

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.

The Facts Speak For Themselves by Jon Gold

Jon Gold has produced a list of 50+ groups of facts that disprove or contradict the official myth about 9/11. Rooted in The Complete 9/11 Timeline at historycommons.org aka cooperativeresearch.org

Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video Clip: State Secrets Gag Order

Sibel Edmonds testified under oath August 8, 2009. This segment covers her testimony regarding former Attorney General John Ashcroft claim of State Secrets to justify placing two gag orders on her. The first gag order was in response to her First Amendment case, the second when she was subpoenaed by 9/11 families regarding her knowledge of Saudi institutions and Al Qaeda financing.

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.