from Spiro Skouras:
by Tim Golden and Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica:
On the morning of Sept. 11 last year, about two dozen family members of those killed in the terror attacks filed into the White House to visit with President Donald Trump. It was a choreographed, somewhat stiff encounter, in which each family walked to the center of the Blue Room to share a moment of conversation with Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, before having a photograph taken with the first couple. Still, it was an opportunity the visitors were determined not to squander.
One after another, the families asked Trump to release documents from the FBI’s investigation into the 9/11 plot, documents that the Justice Department has long fought to keep secret. After so many years they needed closure, they said. They needed to know the truth. Some of the relatives reminded Trump that Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama blocked them from seeing the files, as did some of the FBI bureaucrats the president so reviled. The visitors didn’t mention that they hoped to use the documents in a current federal lawsuit that accuses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — an American ally that has only grown closer under Trump — of complicity in the attacks.
by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
(INTELLIHUB) — Credible reports from Port Authority police officers and archived footage of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center reveal that something far more sinister may have taken place on that dreadful day in which 2,977 people were killed along with 19 highjackers as the official report states. In fact, according to several eyewitness reports, at least one, possibly two, portable missiles may have been fired at the towers from the rooftop of the Woolworth building in addition to the plane strikes.
by Lew Rockwell, Lew Rockwell:
Following the attacks of September 11th, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), creating the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). The TSA replaced private security screening companies with one government agency. Since then, air travelers have bowed to pat downs, bans on water bottles and other inconvenient, intrusive procedures as the “new normal” at our nation’s airports. But does any of this make us safer?
The short answer is no, it doesn’t. What’s more, laid out below is the quantifiable evidence that the TSA is a massive boondoggle that has done little to keep Americans safe while they travel. Indeed, it might make us less safe by providing a false sense of security, as American politicians shy away from ever questioning the efficacy of the TSA (or other elements deemed necessary for “homeland security”).
from Shaun Attwood:
by John Hayward, Breitbart:
Sean Carter, one of the lead lawyers in the 9/11 families’ and victims ongoing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia, spoke with Breitbart News on Monday after taking note of last week’s article “Terror Ties May Allow Pensacola Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia Under 9/11 Law.”
Carter offered his insights on the longstanding legal action filed by the families of 9/11 victims against the government of Saudi Arabia, the game-changing Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), and the prospects that victims of the attack perpetrated in Pensacola by a Saudi pilot trainee might pursue their own legal action under JASTA.
from State Of The Nation:
What follows is a photo of an airplane flying in strictly restricted airspace at the moment of the cruise missile impact at the Pentagon.
Here’s a photo of the type of cruise missile that hit the Pentagon.
“The diagram below, shows the thermonuclear warhead vaporized seven layers of especially reinforced concrete, before exiting on the inside of C Ring!” — BREAKING ALL THE RULES Forum › 911 › 911 War of Terror › Pentagon
Undercover Female FBI Agent Infiltrated al-Qaeda; Then FBI Bosses Terminated the Top Secret Operation & Buried Key Intel BEFORE 9/11 Terror Strikes
from True Pundit:
(WARNING: There is Graphic Language in this story.)
The FBI was in the catbird seat. It’s 2000 and Bill Clinton is President. Louis Freeh is FBI Director, and things are going swimmingly for an undercover FBI operation that has cracked and infiltrated al-Qaeda. That is no easy feat, mainly because these FBI agents and operators haven’t even left the United States. Instead, working on a little-known and top-secret operation FBI Intel folks have finally convinced Osama bin Laden’s henchmen and terror captains that they are radical Muslims willing to wage Jihad in the United States in the name of the terror mastermind.
by Vic Bishop, The Waking Times:
Since 2013 the real government whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has been in political asylum in Russia, where he continues to write books and tell his story of how as an employee of the NSA he discovered that the government was breaking the law in constructing a massive surveillance state. Today, the surveillance is such a ubiquitous par of our lives, that people have come to see it as a normal part of everyday life, and hardly any politician bothers to work against it. It’s here to stay, sadly.