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09-06-2009, 08:01 AM
Junkdrawer (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-06-09 07:42 AM
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FYI: Here's the petition that Van Jones signed:
We Want Real Answers About 9/11

On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

We want truthful answers to questions such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?

8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?

9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?

10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?

12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

Those who are demanding deeper inquiry now number in the hundreds of thousands, including a former member of the first Bush administration, a retired Air Force colonel, a European parliamentarian, families of the victims, highly respected authors, investigative journalists, peace and justice leaders, former Pentagon staff, and the National Green Party.

As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

1. An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

2. Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.

3. Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.

4. The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

Given the importance of the coming election, we feel it is imperative that these questions be addressed publicly, honestly, and rigorously so that Americans may exercise their democratic rights with full awareness.

In closing, we pray and hope for the strength to approach this subject with wisdom and compassion so that we may heal from the wounds inflicted on that terrible day.

Signed,


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6477462

WOW! No wonder he resigned or forced out.:eek:

jinxmchue
09-07-2009, 12:36 AM
1. They were.

2. Key word: "Reportedly." Just like there reportedly are weapons hidden around Fort Knox.

3. The president's location wasn't widely broadcast beforehand and certainly wasn't a target for terrorists. Neither he nor the kids were in any danger (and like you assholes gave a fuck if he was in danger).

4. What incompetence and who do you think was guilty of it?

5. Because it didn't lead anywhere.

6. Because the gag order had nothing to do with 9/11.

7. Because not all areas are covered by radar.

8. It's called a flight manifest.

9. You mean like the countless warnings the government receives every year?

10. Where was the cover up?

11. The commission did answer the families' questions as best they could and ignored stupid conspiracy theory-based questions like these.

12. Whoop-dee-shit.

Sonnabend
09-07-2009, 04:52 AM
1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day? Because no one had as yet ever used an airliner as a guided missile in this manner, that hijackers usually radio or make demands, which they did not, and because no one really aware that the planes HAD been hijacked.

Q.E.D.


2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack? Because they cannot distinguish between friends and foe, airliners do not carry IFF transponders with military modes and codes, and because only a fuckwit activates a missile system that can be set to autonomously fire on ANY aircraft that is unidentified.

The situation was unique.


3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren? Because the school was secure, the area secure, the President was not outside and therefore a target for snipers, because the U.S.S.S. had to also secure the line of succession and until that time, POTUS wasn't going ANYWHERE.

He was in a building with access and egress well controlled, he was secure with guards around him and he was in no danger from a bunch of schoolkids

The service kept him where he was until they decided it was safe to move him, and had he left or tried to on his own ,my money is the Service would not let him out either. Pres. Bush being the man he is he was also aware that running out in a panic was a bad idea, as this could be EXACTLY what the terrs wanted him to do

He sat tight until such time as the next move could be planned...the Servicemen are professionals, and anyone with half a brain knows when to just shut up and let them do the job they have been trained to do.

Which is what GW. Bush did. To his credit. He also didnt panic a bunch of kids and terrify them as well...which shows he has more brains and more class that the whole of DU combined.


4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day? Because that would accomplish nothing based on the fact that was a surprise attack in every sense of the word, and could not have been foreseen. That people were caught unawares and out of position...and the resulting confusion is...human.


5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains? And you can prove these results even exist...how? How can you know what they contain if they have not been published?

Hm?


6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?
BECAUSE

1. He is former

2. He signed an NDA when he joined the FBI, which also precludes him making statements on national security without clearance. It's called making someone keep their big yap shut because they are discussing matters that are CLASSIFIED.


7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military? It didn't. It was detected. No one could reach anyone on the plane and no one knew what the fuck was happening.


8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent? Because they mobilised every resource and all the manpower they could reach, pulling agents off cases that were crucial.


9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state? None of them in any detail to date has ever documented how 9/11 was going to happen, and if you can find one that does, publish it. They were all vague and non specific.


10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers? Because they didn't want him to know they were onto him, you jackass.


11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here? They did discuss things with the families. They ignored you.

So does 99.999999999% of the world who consider you total loonies


12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?Why should he not? That he was working on a book with DOCTOR Rice is relevant...how?

FDK
09-08-2009, 04:40 PM
13. Why do loons sign petitions?