Friday, May 24, 2002

the CIA and Bush Administration Weren't Involved in 9/11 What WERE They

Investigator/journalist and former LAPD officer Michael Ruppert is sure
that the CIA, a secret cartel of major corporations and the Bush
administration colluded in the events leading to 9/11. Ruppert has spent
several months trying to reconstruct the significant events leading up to
the suicide attacks. Here he presents 34 separate but connected and
well-documented "steps" that lead to the horrendous disaster of
9/11. After reading them, you will find yourself wondering why ANYONE
would question Cynthia McKinney's call for a REAL investigation of what
may prove to be the most heinous inside job ever pulled off on American

Deputy Director Admits 'We Knew al Qaeda was Planning a Major Attack'

Online Journal's Larry Chin reports that Jim Pavitt, CIA Deputy
Director for Operations, recently admitted CIA foreknowledge of 911.
"We had very, very good intelligence of the general structure and
strategies of the al Qaeda terrorist organization. We knew and we warned
that al Qaeda was planning a major strike." But Pavitt insists
"We never found the tactical intelligence, never uncovered the
specifics that could have stopped those tragic strikes." Is this the
truth - or a CIA disinformation campaign? There is only one way to find
out - the CIA (and all other agencies, including the FBI, the NSA, and the
White House) must declassify ALL relevant documents, and a Blue Ribbon
Commission must be appointed to demand the truth from those who are paid
over $300 billion each year for "intelligence" and

Ignored Malaysian Warnings About 9-11 Hijackers

Newsweek's Michael Isikoff reports, "Congressional investigators
believe there are more embarrassing documents to come. Another sensitive
issue: the CIA's failure to aggressively follow up on information provided
by Malaysian authorities in January 2000 about a meeting in Kuala Lumpur
of Al Qaeda operatives—including two men who turned out to be among the
9-11 hijackers. Malaysian officials passed along photos to the United
States, but they never heard back and stopped monitoring the suspects, one
Malaysian official told NEWSWEEK. CIA officials said the significance of
the meeting didn't become clear until much later. But by the time the CIA
alerted the FBI, it was too late." Why did the CIA IGNORE the
Malaysian warnings? We demand a Blue Ribbon Commission!

9-11, the FBI Read Moussaoui's E-Mail that 'He Wanted to Learn to Fly a
747 from London's Heathrow to New York's JFK'

Here's another explosive 9-11 revelation: the FBI read Zacarias
Moussaoui's e-mail before 9-11 and "found he wanted to learn to fly a
747 from London's Heathrow to New York's JFK. The agents held
'brainstorming' sessions to try to figure out what targets might be en
route. The agents were 'in a frenzy,' 'absolutely convinced he was
planning to do something with a plane,' said a senior official. One agent
wrote that 'one possibility' was that Moussaoui might be planning to crash
into the Twin Towers." According to Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, FBI
Director Robert Mueller "referred to this memo by a Minneapolis FBI
agent in testimony before Congress last week, but no newspaper reported
this. Why did the FBI ignore this warning? Why did the FBI ignore similar
warnings from its agents in Phoenix? And were there warnings from FBI
agents in Florida, where most of the hijackers were learning to fly? We
demand a Blue Ribbon Commission!

August 16, An FBI Agent in Minneapolis Told his Superiors that Moussaoui
'Could Fly Something into the World Trade Center'

Here is ANOTHER shocking new fact about the extent of the 911 warnings
that were sent to Bush's top anti-terrorism officials from US and foreign
government agents. As the NY Post reports, "It was previously known
that instructors at a Minnesota flight school warned local FBI agents that
Moussaoui - later described as the '20th hijacker' - might try to fly a
plane loaded with fuel into a building." But FBI Director Robert
Mueller told Senators on May 9 "for the first time that an FBI
investigator took that horrifying threat further - and actually considered
the scenario that occurred Sept. 11." "In one of the notes, the
agent in Minneapolis mentioned the possibility of Moussaoui being the type
of person who could fly something into the World Trade Center,"
Mueller said. Who at the FBI and the CIA reviewed this memo? Did they
simply IGNORE this warning?????

FBI Director Robert Mueller LIE to Congress About the Crucial 911 Warning
from Phoenix?

On May 3, John Solomon of the AP revealed that a vigilant FBI agent in
Phoenix was suspicious of local Arab flight students and wrote a detailed
memo urging a nationwide investigation of flight schools. Solomon added,
"The FBI sent the intelligence to its terrorism experts in Washington
and New York for analysis and had begun discussing conducting a nationwide
canvass of flight schools when the Sept. 11 tragedies occurred, officials
told The Associated Press." But on May 8, FBI Director Robert Mueller
told Congress "he doubted that the memorandum was reviewed at a
senior level by agency directors. He said he did not believe that the
memorandum had been sent to the joint C.I.A.-F.B.I. counterterrorism
center." If Solomon's sources are reliable, then Mueller LIED TO
CONGRESS. Once again, we demand a Blue Ribbon Commission!

60 Minutes II Asks: Could 911 Have Been Stopped?

60 Minutes reports, "One of the unanswered questions of [911] is
whether there was anything U.S. intelligence could have done to stop the
attacks...The FBI hauled in a French citizen, Zacarias Moussaoui...We now
know that, back in August, Moussaoui's possessions contained evidence that
would expose key elements of the [911] conspiracy. The FBI didn't search
Moussaoui's things because it says it didn't have enough evidence for a
search warrant. Critical evidence was in the hands of French
intelligence...60 Minutes talked with several sources in French
intelligence and they all agree on three points. First, back as early as
1995 French agents traced Moussaoui to Afghanistan on what they believe
was a trip to an Al Qaeda camp. Second, in 1999, the French put Moussaoui
on a watch list of potential terror suspects. Third, in 2000, French
intelligence followed Moussaoui to Pakistan. They believe he went to see a
man named Abu Jaffa - a top lieutenant to Osama bin Laden."
Investigate 911 NOW!

Palast Exposes the US Conspiracy behind the Failed Venezuelan Coup d'Etat

Greg Palast has done it again! Palast has scooped the US (and global)
media by getting the inside story on the failed US-engineered coup in
Venezuela. The US started planning this coup nearly a year in advance; the
plot included funding 3 simultaneous efforts to assassinate Venezuela's
elected President. US efforts gained urgency when Libya and Iraq
threatened an oil embargo to protest Israeli actions in Palestine. The US
needed to control Venezuela's oil to undermine any embargo. The Secretary
General of OPEC, Ali Rodriguez, warned Hugo Chavez of the planned coup, so
Chavez deployed his troops to foil the coup. His "Plan A" -
surrounding the palace with tanks - failed because the tank commander
disobeyed Chavez's orders (no doubt he was paid handsomely to do so). But
his "Plan B" - filling the palace with hidden troops, thereby
taking the coup leader hostage - succeeded brilliantly. We demand Senate
hearings on Bush's illegal coup!

Conservatism' or Grand Larceny? Bush's Executive Orders Give Your Hard
Earned Tax Dollars to his Corporate Paymasters

Alexander Bolton writes in The Hill, "In a series of
little-noticed executive orders intended to ease the tax burden on
corporate America, the Bush administration has implemented a number of new
policies that will provide corporations with billions of dollars in tax
relief without the consent of Congress. The actions include new
regulations, notices of new rulemaking, and tax collection policies on
issues ranging from tax-free compensation for corporate executives to tax
deductions for 'intangible' assets to greatly expanded tax accounting
flexibility for small- and medium-sized businesses. Many of the
business-oriented actions taken by the Treasury Department since the
beginning of the year are so arcane that few members of Congress,
including those with jurisdiction over tax policy, were familiar with the
new regulations and revenue procedures."

- We Must Elect a Democratic Congress to Impeach Bush!

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress - NOT THE
PRESIDENT - the power "to declare war." But George W. Bush is
openly planning to use 70,000 to 250,000 American troops to INVADE IRAQ
- WITHOUT A DECLARATION OF WAR! Has Bush simply scrubbed the
Constitution??? Call your Senators and Representatives (202-224-3121)
and demand immediate hearings on Bush's ILLEGAL plan to invade Iraq. And
get busy registering every young voter in America who will be sent to
fight and die in Iraq to make Bush's oil and weapons puppeteers
infinitely richer. We must sweep ALL Republicans out of office in
November, and sweep in a Democratic Congress that will IMPEACH GEORGE

Reads Letter from Member Sam Park

Letters from
members are getting results! Here's an exchange from Crossfire on
4-25-02. "CARVILLE: 'I understand the GOP elite has sent out the
word for top GOP leaders to stay off CROSSFIRE because they can't stand
the heat. Waaaa! Da wittle cry babies.' Sam Park, Van Nuys, California.
I tell you something, Sam, about these people. They can give it, but
can't take it. And I found out something about this right-wing crowd.
They all got glass jaws. The good ones that come over here... CARLSON:
They all come on here. And I must say, to think that they're going to be
ignoring to be... CARVILLE: Why is Marc Racicot telling -- he's the
chairman of the Republican party! CARLSON: That is absolutely...
CARVILLE: He's a weenie. From the left, I'm James Carville."
Congratulations to Sam Park!

7, 2001 was Another 'Day of Infamy' - Bush Let Bin Laden Escape into

According to the LA Times, in November 2001 Osama Bin Laden was holed
up in the caves of Tora Bora, and anti-Taliban forces were eager to
capture him, but Bush chose to drop expensive "daisy cutters"
built by his defense contractor buddies, instead of spending a few
dollars for anti-Taliban guns and food. Did Bush REALLY want to get Bin
Laden? One top commander's aide said "I don't think the U.S. wants
to capture Osama. We know where he is, we tell him, and they do
nothing." "Around Dec. 7, the soldiers overheard Bin Laden on
the radio. He was still in Tora Bora, but 'they were getting ready to
move,' said Haji Zahir, another senior Afghan commander. The next
morning, tribal scouts said they saw Bin Laden picking his way over the
hills on horseback. The Saudi exile was flanked by four Al Qaeda guards,
commander Haji Khalan Mir said." Bush let Bin Laden walk into
Pakistan! Was this utter negligence, or does Bush want Bin Laden to live
- to justify a permanent "war against terror"???

Arranges Ransom to Terrorists - Congressional Investigation of Treason

A. F. Nariman writes: "ABC News has just released a breaking
news story reporting that the Bush Administration was involved in
arranging $300,000 in ransom payments to the Abu Sayyaf rebel group in
the Philippines…to secure the release of an American missionary couple…
What's wrong with this picture?…Abu Sayyaf group is an arm of bin
Laden's Al Qaeda network of terrorists…. in Bush's own words, 'If you
are a terrorist, or you harbor a terrorist, you are a terrorist.'…
these actions can be construed as treason under Article III, section 3
of our U.S. Constitution, which reads: 'Treason against the United
States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering
to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort… Let us hope…that
'giving aid to the enemy' is a greater crime, and one more worthy of
impeachment than having adulterous sex in the Oval Office, or committing
perjury to hide one's shame. Certainly, the Senate and House need to
investigate this matter post haste."

Gramm Wins Battle for Enronomics, So Every State Can Get 'Enroned' Just
Like California

Sen. Phil Gramm (R- TX) blocked an amendment introduced by California
Democrat Dianne Feinstein that would have closed the loophole that
allowed Enron to hide wholesale prices from buyers and control markets.
"Just because Enron is bankrupt doesn't mean the party's over for
these energy traders. The regulatory framework that allowed Enron to do
what it did is still intact," said Tyson Slocum, a senior
researcher with Public Citizen. "This is a modest attempt at
regaining accountability over our electricity markets, and the Senate
couldn't even muster the votes. The fact that Phil Gramm played a key
role in blocking these reforms illustrates that Enron's legacy is still
strong in the U.S. Congress."

Rule Will Let Coal Miners Fill Valleys and Streams With Debris

Katharine Seelye reports in the NY Times, "The Bush
administration is preparing to allow the coal mining industry to fill
waterways and valleys with the rock and dirt from mountaintop mining,
particularly in West Virginia... Environmentalists oppose the
regulation, saying that filling streams and valleys destroys the
ecosystem of the waterways and forests... and is a serious rollback of
the Clean Water Act. [Christie Whitman says] 'It is not a giveaway to
the mining industry -- It does not allow activity that isn't already
under way.' " Environmentalists say that the permitting process is
illegal, and has already erased more than 1,000 miles of streams in
Appalachia. Hey, Christie -- since George Bush has already stolen an
election, does that make stealing elections legal?

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