Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Strangest Thing! BBC Report on WTC7 too early

I thought I knew a lot about the discrepancies between the official 911 story and what actually happened. But I didn't know this. Watch this short film clip and let me know what you think.

On 911, WTC7 (Salomon Brothers Building) collapsed at 17:20 NY time. But the BBC News reported the collapse 23 minutes earlier than actual event!!

How did they know? Who told them the information?

It is the strangest thing I have seen so far concerning 911. Here is what the report says:
On September 11th 2001, BBC World reported at 4:57pm Eastern Time that the Salomon Brothers Building (more commonly known as WTC7 or World Trade Building 7) had collapsed.

This even made the 5pm EST headlines, what is bizarre is that the building did not actually collapse until 5:20pm EST.

9/11 was unusual enough, without BBC World being able to foretell the destiny of WTC 7.

What is even stranger, is that the women reporter is telling the world that the building had collapsed when you can see it in the background over her left shoulder.

Then at 5:15pm EST, just five minutes before the building did actually collapse, her live connection from New York to London mysteriously fails.

So the question is, on 9/11 how did the BBC learn that WTC7 collapsed 23 minutes before it actually did.

Building Seven was 47 storeys, modern in design with structural steel throughout, yet symmetrically collapsed in 6.5 seconds, was someone leaking information.

No steel framed skyscraper has ever collapsed due to fire, before or after 9/11, most people who find out about WTC7, believe it was brought down by a controlled demolition, even demolition experts agree.

Please Investigate 9/11 - Time is of the essence.
The war in Iraq is an illegitimate war, the US must leave immediately!

You can read the BBC response to the Building 7 Controversy here; They claim 9/11 tapes were lost.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Dennis Kucinich February 17, 2002 - A Prayer For America!

Check out this video of Dennis Kucinich delivering his now famous Prayer for America speech to the Southern California chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. The lady who introduces Dennis is Lyla (I am not sure how to spell her name), who was his campaign co-ordinator in Southern California. I happened to meet her the night we came back from Costa Rica at an evening event with Jeff Cohen and Scott Ritter.

Jeff talked in detail about how media is manipulated. He was a director (or producer) of the Dona Hugh show just before Iraq war when MSNBS discontinued the show even though it was a very popular program. He said, "what is the good news is the rising of alternative media including thousands of blogs!"

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Jeff Cohen, who is in Panama Deception section of "What I've Leaned about the US Foreign Policy"

Scott Ritter WAS a strong patriotic Republican who voted for Bush. However he carried out his inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, found none, and told the Bush administration that Iraq was not threat to the USA and thus should not attack Iraq. But Bush went ahead and attacked... So Scott stopped being a Republican... Read this story here from the BBC news...

These days Scott is saying, 'The US must get out of Iraq now!'

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Scott Ritter, signing his book after the talk he gave at Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Monica, LA on Feb 21, 2007 - Scott has written many books on the deceitful coverup that is going on in the US. Check out his books on Amazon.

Scott Ritter loves America and he thinks that real Americans should stand up for the Constitution. He doesn't care for the left or right, nor democrats or republicans. What he cares about is the situation America is in right now with their true values being ripped off.

He sounds good to me except when he said, "I am a killer machine and I have no problem with killing dozens of people" (if that means defending my country... I have added this, as I think that is what he meant...)

I have never been a soldier myself nor killed people in this life time, so I can not really know what goes on in a solder's mind when he kills people. I know it will break my heart even if I have to do so to defend my loved ones. It would haunt me forever.

But when I look at what is happening today in Iraq or Afghanistan, I am killing people in a way by allowing these lies of the "War on Terrorism" to continue. By allowing this illegal and unnecessary war to continue we have been condoning the killing that is going on there!

I am responsible and I am sorry. Yes, it breaks my heart and I grieve for the loss of each precious life. A baby, a child, a girl, a boy, a woman, a man, a mother or a father, who was born to do what he/she was supposed to do and his/her life was taken before he/she fulfills their dream or mission, who all came from a mothers' womb through the pain and bliss of giving birth. I am so sorry and sad.

'A Prayer for America' by Dennis Kucinich is now my prayer for America. I really pray that the USA and Japan will walk together in peace by creating peace both within their countries and outside of them too. I chose to live in peace and I commit myself to do the best I can to create peace in and around me.

The important thing is that peace starts with me AND you.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

What did Bush say to Kucinich at the State of the Union?

I got this from the Kucinich for President mailing list, and I had to share this with you all! Dennis Kucinich is at my dear friend Frank Dorrel's house in LA tonight for a house party, where we had been staying until two nights ago! What a pity we missed meeting him only by 2 days.

Enjoy reading this:
Kucinich 'says plenty worth listening to': Portsmouth Herald Submitted
by AndyJ on Mon, 2007-02-05 08:26. Articles | Iraq

The Cassandra Conundrum
By Michael McCord

Opinion page editor of the Herald Sunday and the Portsmouth Herald February 4, 2007

While watching on television the recent State of the Union speech, I noticed how Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, had a lengthy handshake with and was talking to President Bush. I was curious because Kucinich, who is making a second run as a presidential candidate, began thundering against the Iraq war before it was launched and he hasn't let up at all.

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He has relentlessly dissected the administration' s policies, competence and motivations concerning Iraq for the past four years, and it's hard to imagine Bush wanting much of a heart-to-heart with Kucinich.

I was curious enough to call the six-term congressman from the Cleveland area and ask him about the conversation.

"I told him about my 12-point plan to bring the troops home and stabilize Iraq," Kucinich explained. "I said, 'If you need help, give me a call.' "

So far at least, Bush hasn't called to ask for Kucinich's help. After all, Bush has his own plan and, by all accounts, exiting Iraq isn't in his vocabulary. (See below for Bush's response.)

Ask Kucinich about the Iraq war and you will get an earful. But then to his credit, unlike most politicians he says plenty worth listening to even if you disagree with him or are threatened by his passion. He doesn't indulge in nuanced campaign speak. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and John Edwards may have early front-runner name cache, but it's unlikely they have a comprehensive Iraq plan they wrote themselves.

"He's an anti-war loon," said a veteran Democratic congressional staffer I've known for years about Kucinich and his reputation. "But you know, he was right and most of us got played for suckers."

Kucinich, the former boy mayor of Cleveland and as much as political idealist as one encounters these days, told me, "New Hampshire is going to be the place for truth telling."

He imagines the primary will be a "moment of accounting" about the Iraq war for New Hampshire primary candidates of both parties.

I'm less idealistic than Kucinich about how much "truth telling" and "accounting" will happen during our first-in-the- galaxy carnival, but he does have a point. The ongoing debacle in Iraq and how to salvage anything remotely resembling success will be on the top of the charts.

"Even if things get better in the next six months, Iraq will be at the top of the list," said Dean Spiliotes, research director at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

The problem for a consistent anti-war candidates like Kucinich, Spiliotes told me, is that the ground has shifted dramatically since the 2004 primary when Democrats were tongue-tied about the war (Americans are still deciphering Sen. John Kerry's explanation in 2004 for voting against and for the war at the same time).

"Now, everybody (the Democratic candidates) is on the same page and there isn't much to differentiate them."

What's going to happen as the primary season drags on is a desire among voters to hear what's next.

"You can only do so much bashing of the president," Spiliotes said about the easy pinata Bush has become for both parties. "There's going to be a premium on someone coming up with a plan on what to do next." Spiliotes said there will be more nuance on the Republican side as almost all of the candidates continue to support Bush to varying degrees. Rep. Dayton Hunter, R-Calif., said in Newington recently that the Bush method is working -- though we haven't been able to confirm if Hunter had taken any sips lately from Vice President Dick Cheney's delusional Kool-Aid supply.

Beyond being a wild free-for-all on both sides -- it will be the first election since 1928 with neither a sitting president nor vice president running -- this primary will be the first since 1968 with war as the dominant issue on voters' minds.

While many remember Sen. Eugene McCarthy's insurgent anti-Vietnam war campaign in 1968 against sitting President Lyndon Johnson -- McCarthy unleashed scores of clean-cut volunteers who went door-to-door and talked about their "Clean for Gene" passion to stop the war -- the larger lesson has been forgotten. Johnson won as a write-in candidate, but was hurt by McCarthy's strong showing -- a showing that included many voters who were mad at Johnson for not pursuing the war more vigorously.

By the time of the 1968 primary, Congress was already wising up to the duplicity of the Johnson administration, but it was essentially helpless to do much but debate and hold more hearings.

Not unlike today. In recent weeks, the U. S. Senate continued its better-late- than-never debate about which anti- or pro-troop escalation non-binding resolution to consider. Not that it matters much. Whichever resolution is passed will essentially be a gentle public rebuke, telling President Bush that he's on the wrong path in Iraq. As though that hasn't been obvious for, say, a good three years.

The dilemma for passionate and articulate anti-war candidates has been one of being admired but not supported at the ballot box (See Sen. George McGovern, who suffered the greatest defeat in American history, carrying only one state, Massachusetts, against Richard Nixon in 1972.)

I remember watching Kucinich speak in 2003, and he warned then of disaster in Iraq with an almost perfect diagnosis of what was to come. He said then he was running for president because of the systematic political breakdown that led to the unfolding disaster. He was particularly incensed about the lack of courage and forethought displayed by his own party to confront Bush's headlong rush into war. He also damned the administration' s failure to deal with the aftermath (which included a virtual ban on the term insurgent, as though not saying the word would make the problem go away.)

For Kucinich, understanding how we got to this point is as important as what to do next because it explains so much.

For example, he told me recently as the war drums began beating in 2002, like a good student, he began doing his homework. "I saw a lot information from a number of sources that was available for anyone to see."

He wasn't alone, of course, in coming to the conclusion that the Bush gang was out of its collective mind in pushing for a war of choice when the intelligence didn't support it. But he did manage, he told me, to rally some support among Democrats in the House to vote against war authorization.

"It was a fabric of lies that pulled the American people into supporting the war," Kucinich said about the political parallel universe in 2002, of playing Cassandra while his own party wanted the war issue to go away politically. "This was the most important vote we were going to make in our lifetimes, and we didn't even debate it in our caucus," Kucinich said.

It didn't help, he explained, that "most of the media swallowed the war whole." Unlike every other candidate whose votes are on record, he says he's the only one who has voted against every one of Bush's funding authorizations for the war.

Not that being right and way ahead of the curve has helped Kucinich much. If anything, he has proved the political axiom that no good deed goes unpunished. With so many Democrats having their come-to-Jesus moment about Iraq, he's as uncomfortable a reminder of their timidity today as he was yesterday.

"It wasn't just a mistake. Any member could have done the research," Kucinich said. "A critical moment was at hand and most failed the test. They didn't do the right thing." Kucinich said Democrats, after mostly ducking the war issue in the 2002 and 2004 elections ("they wanted to act as if the war didn't exist"), were returned to congressional power because of the war in 2006. But he's concerned the party will slip into "default, as though we have no other work to do. We're still taking a position of not challenging the president."

It's a position he finds remarkable after more than 3,000 American military deaths, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, and some $400 billion spent. Kucinich will never pass as a stoic.

In New Hampshire, Kucinich faces an uphill battle against the establishment titans and media favorites. He finished sixth in the 2004 primary with around 1.5 percent, or around 3,100 votes, but he believes he will make a much stronger run this time around.

For one thing, he's got an Iraq exit strategy paper and a plan for extensive grassroots organizing. He also plans to challenge his fellow candidates to talk about their Iraq war choices to make "real distinctions, " which will be easier said than done.

Moreover, Kucinich, who spent the weekend campaigning in the state, believes in the primary potential of a level playing field -- or at least a magical kingdom of voters who can separate the wheat of authenticity and leadership from the chaff of political celebrity. "'American Idol' has a higher standard," Kucinich said about the consultant-driven mode of modern campaigning.

The problem for Kucinich is that he won't be the only candidate preaching to the anti-war choir. Spiliotes, at the NH Institute of Politics, also believes most voters won't be interested in retribution for past votes or perhaps draw too many leadership lessons from the 2002-2004 prelude to disaster.

One of Kucinich's Iraq war exit strategy points is to have a truth and reconciliation process to set a base line of truth for Americans and Iraqis to understand the war's roots. Needless to say, it's a controversial proposal, especially in a country adverse to much introspection.

Oh yes, what did Bush say to Kucinich at the State of the Union?

According to Kucinich, it was straight from the heart. "'Dennis, I know you love America. We both love America.' "

By the way, here is a picture of Frank’s Peace Car!

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Is America Addicted To War?

Friday, February 16, 2007

William Rodriguez Tours the UK!

I have just found out that William Rodriguez is now in the middle of a one month lecture tour in the UK to expose the ongoing and deliberate cover-up as to what really happened on September 11th, 2001.

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Without question, his testimony must be heard by all... William Rodriguez was the last man out of the North Tower. He saved hundreds of lives, but the 9/11 Commission and the Major Media hid his revealing testimony from the American people and the world!

Check out his UK tour schedule here!

And definitely check out this post on 911 Blogger...

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Today in the UK newspaper the Daily Herald his story by Eleanor Cowie was published! Read it here!

Here is an excerpt:

The 9/11 conspiracy: secrets, lies and a global campaign
ELEANOR COWIE February 16 2007

THE annals of American history had already reserved a place for William Rodriguez, but he was not content with a mere footnote.

The 43-year-old former New York janitor claims to have been the last man out of the north tower of the World Trade Centre before it imploded on September 11, 2001. Just moments before the tower's final destruction, Rodriguez assisted firemen and rescue crew in saving hundreds of lives. But for the Puerto Rican, the experience also marked the beginning of a life-changing journey - or, in his words, "a quest for the truth".

Rodriguez has become the poster boy for a movement currently sweeping the globe, which claims the official story of what happened on 9/11 - that four US airlines were hijacked by Osama bin Laden's terrorists to attack Western civilisation - is a pack of lies. These activists, who call themselves the 9/11 Truth Campaign, believe the real version of events has been hidden and are convinced that the worst terrorist attack on US soil was perpetrated to justify aggressive US foreign policy in the Middle East.

Partly because he was an eye-witness to the day's events, Rodriguez's testimony plays a key role in giving credence to the allegations of the 9/11 Truth campaign. In the past five years, he has, in effect, turned evangelist for this conspiracy movement, assuming celebrity status among supporters as he travels around the globe lecturing to millions on what he saw and heard on that fateful day...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

♪ Grand Finale of 4th National Department of Peace Conference ♪ - 09 min 04 sec - 2.1 MB

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I am in Washington DC, the capital of US as I write this, waiting for a taxi to the airport to catch a flight to Costa Rica via Miami at 6am. I guess I will stay up all night and wait for the taxi now that it is already 1am.

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Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth at the House of Representatives

It's been an amazing experience to participate one of the most exciting and wonderful thing happening in the USA for peace. Imagine Department of Peace is in the USA and in Japan and in every country. Imagine that we do not need to use violence to solve our problems and conflicts.

Enough blood and tears has been shed throughout the world and it is time for us to use totally different approach to solve problems and conflicts.

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Interviewing Dennis Kucinich on February 6th

I had the great honor to meet with the Congressman Kucinich and was able to interview him at his office today. He told me Japan has to hold on to Article 9 of our Peace Constitution as it is Japan‘s gift to the world.

Please listen to Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. We have a lot of work to do to make peace a priority in every community and country. I have decided to become a Visionary member of the Peace Alliance, which means I will donate $1000 or more to the Peace Alliance until the bill to make a Department of Peace becomes law.