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The People's Investigation of 9-11

This is an incredible piece by Carol Brouillet, whose impressive 9-11 investigation activism has been very inspiring to those of us who are seeking the Truth behind 9-11. This article announces a new website called The People's Investigation of 9-11, pi911.org, which was officially launched at a Press Conference at the Federal Building in San Francisco on October 4th, 2002. -- a fellow 9-11 investigator

The People's Investigation of 9-11

by Carol Brouillet

Almost everyone can remember with clarity the moment that they heard of the attacks of September 11th, and in addition to the grief, shock, horror, fear that we felt collectively and individually was the desire to understand, to know- "Why?," "How?," and "Who could possibly benefit from such a crime?" These questions were never answered satisfactorily by the press, which soon began beating the war drums and hurtling us towards World War III.

In the months that followed, the anti-war movement blossomed; Third World solidarity groups who objected to U.S. military aid to repressive regimes throughout the world could see that "War is Terrorism" and that the folly of military action that would most likely doom innocent civilians, especially women and children.

The U.S. government's attacks upon Afghanistan, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution; it's attempt to redefine the world in an Orwellian manner contingent upon the events of September 11th prompted people to critically examine the events of that day, before, and after to discern the truth from the lies.

People needed to build a new map of reality, to understand where we were, and what direction we're facing. Confused, disoriented, it is difficult to know which way to turn, to go: with a good map, a sense of where we have been and where we are heading, people are empowered to change course, and not blindly follow "a leader." The worldwide web facilitated an extraordinary exchange of information, observations, collaborations in an urgent, spontaneous effort to make sense of what happened, to put together the pieces of a puzzle, and see the big picture of the world shaking events that were unfolding.

Peoples lives changed as they grasped the significance of 9-11, and how "the story" was being used to propel humanity down a dark path. Heroic efforts were made to shine the light on the dark, murky, criminal acts that orchestrated and culminated in the attacks that day and in the "cover-up" that followed. Many articles were written; websites sprang up; videos were made: art, cartoons, speeches, petitions to demand an investigation of 9-11, proliferated to illuminate those dark fears, doubts, concerns, and shed some light on the questions that people harboured. Across cyber-space, isolation was broken, people connected, networks formed, nurturing an incredibly diverse movement, rising consciousness, which has still not pierced the carefully cordoned "reality" defined by the mainstream press.

When a small group of activists representing peace and human rights groups, marched on Senator Feinstein's office to Demand a Congressional Investigation of 9-11 on January 8th, 2002, they raised a large number of questions and issues. Bush immediately responded by asking Daschle to limit the Inquiry, which would be overseen by outside staff, notably run by Britt Snider, ex-CIA Inspector General, close friend and general counsel of CIA Director George Tenet. Indeed, the mandate of the investigation seemed to be "come up with an excuse as to why we failed to prevent September 11th and explain how we could justify increasing our budget to prevent future terrorist attacks." Most revealing of the official nature of the "whitewash" was the fact that the heads of the Senate and House Intelligence Oversight Committee, responsible for the 9-11 investigation, on the morning of September 11, 2001, were having breakfast with the head of Pakistani Intelligence (who helped the US and the Saudis to create the Al Qaeda Network), Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad, who had $100,000. sent to Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker in the World Trade Center attacks (according to the FBI).

Damning evidence of government complicity continued to mount, although the U.S. press continued to fail to connect the dots and exercised "damage control." Books were written, published abroad and within the U.S., information and disinformation, threatening to bury the critical analysis and facts under an avalanche of lies, misinformation, speculation, and propaganda; to muddy the waters, confuse everyone, paralyze the public into inaction or mislead them to waste their energy upon other "issues." When the headline "Bush Knew" appeared, those who had begun to suspect that the government had been lying, had their fears confirmed.

On June 10th, 2002, UnansweredQuestions.org held a press conference in Washington D.C. raising eleven key questions about September 11th. C-Span cancelled their coverage of the Press Conference at the last minute; the mainstream press tried to ignore it; and the Bush Administration pulled Padilla out of his cell and tried to make a big hoopla over "new evidence of a terrorist threat."

In July, Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed's book, The War on Freedom was published. The best documentation so far, on the big picture, and the key compelling evidence of the complicity of the U.S. government in the September 11th attacks, Ahmed's voice has helped greatly to give credibility to a growing movement, demanding truth, transparency and accountability from the government.

A Global Dance has begun between the forces of Peace and War, Truth and Lies, Resistance and Repression. The critical question is- Can we organize resistance faster than they can organize repression? All the resources of the U.S. government, and transnational corporations who benefit from war, and the control over the vast majority of the world's resources by an elite minority, will do what they can to create fear, confusion, maintain their power. All we can do is tell the truth, shatter the BIG LIE, with facts, humor, love, courage, creativity, clarity, to empower all of us to hold those responsible for crimes against humanity accountable for their actions, and to rein them in, before they commit worse acts of terror against people at home and abroad.

The People's Investigation of 9-11, pi911.org, was officially launched at a Press Conference at the Federal Building in San Francisco on October 4th, 2002 organized by Paul Bernadino and Mark Nemeth. Mark Nemeth opened the conference with this statement-

"Welcome to the People's Investigation of 9/11 Press Conference. Thank you very kindly for coming - and thanks to the excellent speakers who've agreed to speak on such short notice. ..

First, I'd like to continue to offer my sympathies to the friends and family who've lost loved ones on 9/11/2001. These people and all people deserve an open and thorough investigation.

We are here today to announce the formation of The People's Investigation of 9/11.

We, citizens of the United States, declare a national emergency in uncovering what really happened on and in the days leading up to 9/11/2001 through an independent collaborative investigation worldwide. Unanswered questions, stonewalling, and unsettling evidence suggest at the least, some form of government complicity.

Congressional hearings into 9/11 have been severely limited in scope and hindered by a lack of cooperation from members of the intelligence community, leaving even some in Congress frustrated. The families of victims have been consistently turned down in their requests for information. Most recently, they asked for data on the World Trade Center collapse, but instead of getting it, that information has now been sealed.

The unresolved Anthrax attacks, once on the front page of every newspaper, our now almost forgotten. We've seen investigations impeded and information falsified. When we needed answers and progress, we instead received a psychological war of fear, distraction and disinformation waged on the people of this country, America, land of the free, home of the brave.

We cannot accept this any longer. There has been time for mourning. Now is the time for answers. There is no security in the Patriot Act, the new Homeland Security Bill or invasions of other countries. I agree with Ben Franklin when he noted that they that give up liberty to obtain a temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor justice.

The People's Investigation of 9/11 will have no central leadership. It is non-partisan, not for profit, not associated with any group, political or religious. Our focus is research and outreach. There will be a website, pi911.org, with our centralized online pointers to research, community discussion forums and chat rooms where researchers can discuss, view and collaborate on existing and new investigations and activists can coordinate outreach.

Many organizations pursuing a similar effort have formed around the country and world, including our local All People's Coalition... Several researcher have already provided key information and analysis leading the way for us all, including Mike Ruppert, John Judge, Michael Rivero, Derek Mitchell, Kyle Hence, Paul Thompson and the list goes on. Mike Ruppert is in fact speaking tonight at Lowell High School here in San Francisco at 7PM.

We can cooperate through a collaborative community of researchers and activists working in tandem. If people have or need assistance, we are here to help. A special thanks goes to Paul Bernardino, Carol Brouillet and Ed Rippy for helping to organize this event.

Statement of John Judge for People's Investigation of 9-11 Press Conference

The American people have yet to be told the full truth about the events of 9/11. We cannot know what was known in advance without an admission on the part of the officials themselves. It seems clear they could and should have known, and that such an attack was not beyond imagining, since efforts had been made by US security forces to prevent just such an incident at both the Pentagon and the economic summit in Genoa which Bush attended. To call this an "intelligence failure" merely supports the expansion, increased funding, consolidation and lack of future accountability for the various intelligence agencies whose covert operations done in our name abroad for the last fifty years have led to the current situation. The war in Afghanistan was not in response to 9/11 but had been planned long before and announced to the surrounding countries months in advance by Secretary of State Colin Powell. What we can know is what the administration and various agencies did or did not DO after everyone knew the nature of the attacks, in other words after 9:05 am that day when the second tower was hit. Absolutely nothing was done between that time and 9:47 when the Pentagon was hit to intercept or shoot a clear and announced threat to the most restricted air space in the country by American Flight 77 which all knew was headed towards DC. There was a military stand down in DC, and fighter planes that could have interfered with Flight 77 were called back to base in several incidences.

What we can also see is that the chemical and DNA analysis of the anthrax sent to the main Democratic opponents of Bush's domestic agenda and of the Patriot Act leads us back to the gate of Ft. Deitrich, MD, home of the largest chemical/biological weapons lab in modern history. We can know that international treaties were violated by CIA and DIA experimentation with building anthrax "labs" and "bombs" to supposedly counter terrorist threats, in advance of 9/11. We can also know that the 70-year archive of all known anthrax strains at the University of Ames in Iowa, which allows any given anthrax to be traced back to a specific batch and to all those who ordered samples to experiment with from that batch, was destroyed in cooperation with the FBI just ten days before the first anthrax envelope was mailed out.

We can also know just how visible various Saudi men made themselves to intelligence agencies and the FBI, men later named as perpetrators of the crime against humanity on 9/11. We can know that at least 5 of the named hijackers were using identities of living people who were not on the plane or in the US, and who survived to say so. We don't yet know who all the perpetrators were, much less who they worked for. We certainly don't know who Osama bin Laden works for, since he has been funded and armed by Pakistani and Saudi intelligence as well as our own CIA.

On all these points and more, the official story falls apart once the facts are compiled. These are enough to call into question what really happened, and they are the most vulnerable areas of the official version of reality. I support all honest inquiry into various aspects of 9/11, but I am also wary of a huge volume of disinformation being circulated about the event. For instance, the idea that Flight 77 never hit the Pentagon is patently absurd on the face of it. There were eyewitnesses to the event, the physical damage is consistent with the plane's assault, and there were other airline employees who identified the wreckage and the bodies of their fellow workers. None of these questions are being asked by the Congressional intelligence committees' hearings, nor are they likely to be. Chairs Porter Goss and Bob Graham, both from Florida, were having breakfast at the time of the 9/11 attack with Mahmoud Ahmad, head of the Pakistani ISI intelligence service, a man close to bin Laden who had sent $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, the alleged mastermind of 9/11 in August of that year. We need a fully independent and credible national citizen's inquiry and international tribunal, similar to the Betrand Russell tribunals of the 60s and 70s concerning the JFK assassination and the war in Vietnam. We need to take our history back from the clutches of the national security state. The secrecy around 9/11 has set the stage for global warfare, with the US as the main player trying to set up Pax Americana instead of justice and peace abroad. I support the efforts of the Independent People's Progressive Network in New York to build such a tribunal, and local efforts everywhere to collaborate on solid research aimed at getting the truth about 9/11.

John Judge
writings at- http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/

Speakers at the Press Conference Friday also included Carol Brouillet- W.I.L.P.F., Riva Enteen- National Lawyer's Guild, Ed Rippy- East Bay Peace Action, Kellia Remares-Radio Internet Story Exchange, Wendy Snyder- All People's Coalition, Don Paul- Author, Joyce Lynn-journalist, Pat Carey-friend of the late Mae Brussell, Father Louis Vitale- who will be serving a six month jail sentence for protesting at the School of the Americas, Paul Bernardino-activist... There were more speakers and statements than time permitted. While none of the mainstream press showed up, independent filmmakers documented the press conference and videos and transcripts will be made available.

The Press Conference occurred on the day of Mike Ruppert's second major talk on "The Truth and Lies of 9-11" in San Francisco, which was very well attended. A "People's Investigation of 9-11"/Real Terrorists-Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld" contingent marched up Market Street on Sunday, October 6, 2002 to join the Not In Our Name Rally which drew seven thousand people to Union Square. The Bay Area has seen many "Bush Did It!" marches, rallies, public forums in September. October 9-11 forums were also held in Sebastopol, Mountain View, San Geronimo Valley and more are being scheduled.

Here are some of the written statements of support for the People's Investigation of 9-11 that echo and reinforce many of the revelations and insights of those who spoke on Friday-

STATEMENT OF MICHAEL C. RUPPERT
PUBLISHER/EDITOR, "FROM THE WILDERNESS" for the THE PEOPLE'S INVESTIGATION OF 9/11 PRESS CONFERENCE
October 4, 2002

Before the fires of the World Trade Center had dimmed, citizens from all over the world - outraged, bewildered and terrified - began investigating the horrible events of that day on their own. Empowered by the Internet and the Information Age, they were able to begin the immediate retrieval of relevant news items and government statements, archiving them and sharing them in an unprecedented horizontal and international collective effort that has demonstrated to political leaders and the entire planet that the secrecy which once had allowed tyrants to operate is a thing of the past.

I and my publication "From The Wilderness" have been both a significant contributor to and beneficiary of that process. And today we see the fruits of the dedicated efforts of many in the fact that our revelations, our investigations, our persistent badgering of the government and mainstream media have compelled both U.S. investigative agencies and the Congress to make damning disclosures. We have also sadly seen many of our predictions come true.

Having spent more than 25 years studying government covert operations, and especially the operating style of those affiliated with the Bush family, I was able to publish more than 70 stories in this last year. And in this last year I have seen almost every one of our major contentions vindicated. We have seen:

- That the Bush Administration had complete foreknowledge of the attacks and did have absolute knowledge that Al Q'aeda had plans to use aircraft as weapons.

- That the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan would see an explosion in opium production from that country and a resulting major epidemic of heroin in Russia and Western Europe this year.

- That the Bush Administration in "the war that would not end in our lifetimes" had embarked on an Imperial quest to control the largest oil reserves on the planet.

- That the United States would invade Iraq by the fall of 2002.

- That oil pipelines - a long-pursued objective of major oil companies - would see a frenzied burst of new activity after a U.S. occupation of Central Asia.

- That the "War On Terrorism" would be revealed as a near perfect implementation of plans, written many years before by the likes of Zbigniew Brzezinski, calling for American global primacy. Strategic planners acknowledged more than 5 years ago, that this plan could not be implemented without a mobilizing event, a devastating attack on the order of Pearl Harbor that would "drastically threaten the American public's sense of domestic well being." We see this objective of American primacy fully articulated in the recently published National Security Strategy of the United States which states that the U.S. will not allow any nation to come close to military parity and that the U.S. fully embraces the notion of pre-emptive first strikes.

- That a progressive incursion by the government into domestic civil liberties would continue and increasingly eliminate freedoms which generations of Americans have fought and died to protect.

- That massive preparations were underway for biological warfare and that immunization programs would be promoted by the government as a means of both intimidation and control at home and aboard.

But many of the questions we and many others have raised and continued to expand upon remain either totally or unsatisfactorily unanswered. This, at the same time that a government which is increasingly exposed as having engaged in criminal behavior has been forced to retreat and restate its positions many times. A mere examination of the record establishes that the President, the Vice President, the National Security Advisor and the Press Secretary have lied to the people.

We want to know why it is now classified national security information as to what the intelligence agencies told the President before the attacks when they themselves have now admitted that they knew that hijacked aircraft would be used as weapons. If the President knew this - in light of the other warnings he received - then his actions last September 11th were at best criminally negligent. They are certainly impeachable.

We want to know why no fighter aircraft were scrambled in a timely manner during the attacks in direct contravention of an established UASF and FAA procedure that had been operating efficiently for a quarter of a century. Who, in a position of authority - interfered with that procedure?

We want to know why massive insider trading on stocks drastically impacted by the attacks - trumpeted by the likes of 60 MINUTES and Bloomberg - suddenly became a non-issue as soon as From The Wilderness reported on links between some the trades and a company formerly run by "Buzzy" Krongard, the man who is now the Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

We want to know why, even though former SEC executives told us that the people who made these trades could be identified in 48 hours, we have not heard a single word from the government on any of the investigations that we were told were a top priority.

We want to know why at least five of the 9-11 hijackers had received flight training at U.S. military installations and why three of them had received English language instruction courtesy of the Department of Defense.

We want to know why General Mahmud Ahmad, the head of the Pakistani intelligence service, the ISI, ordered a wire transfer of $100,000 to Mohammed Atta just weeks before the attacks and why the aide he chose to do it, Omar Saeed Shaikh, has since been identified as both a senior Al Q'aeda financier and a CIA asset.

We want to know why General Ahmad was an honored guest in Washington on the day of the attacks and why he met that week with the heads of the Senate and House intelligence committees, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, members of the National Security Agency and Senator Jon Kyl.

We want to know what is in the records of the Vice President's Energy Task Force and why the Administration has broken the law to keep those records that have absolute bearing on the events of 9/11 a secret.

We want to know what is in the Presidential records of the Reagan and Bush administrations that the President has broken the law to keep secret.

Many of these questions can and are being answered by committed citizens as we speak. Many more can be answered with appropriate funding and support. And those questions that cannot be answered by a citizen's investigation can be propelled to the forefront of the national consciousness by the work that a citizen's investigation does complete.

The people have shown since 9/11 that they can have an impact on events in a dangerous and rapidly changing world. On the eve of a major war that may spread throughout the Middle East and as an administration grows ever more contemptuous of the protections and requirements of the Constitution, only the people can make a difference. That was, is and always has been the way a democracy is supposed to function. With so much at stake, I can think of very few things more important than giving this investigation the support and the will that it needs to drag all of the truth about 9/11 kicking and screaming into the light.

Michael C. Ruppert
http://www.fromthewilderness.com
Statement of Kevin Danaher
(Kevin suggested Demanding a Congressional Inquiry last January)

There are so many questions left unresolved as to what actually took place on September 11, 2001, and why these events took place, that only a comprehensive, independent public investigation of the events will settle this. There are many contending facts and opinions on different sides of this issue, but most people would agree that the public has a right to know all the facts about what actually took place and who was involved in the perpetration of this crime against humanity.

If there are any employees of the US government who are opposed to full public disclosure of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, they should come forth and state publicly why the citizen/taxpayers of this country should not know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

There is far too detailed a history of government lying and coverups in this country for we the citizens to simply sit back and expect the government to reveal the truth to us. It is the right and the duty of we the citizens to ensure that the truth is revealed. This can only be accomplished through an independent, public inquiry where all the relevant facts are exposed.

And anyone (no matter what their nationality or station in life) who is found to be complicit in the crimes of September 11, 2001, should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Kevin Danaher, Ph.D., Global Exchange, http://www.globalexchange.org

UnansweredQuestions.org's Statement of Support for a Peoples' Commission on 9/11.

Too often through history, and currently during the "War on Terror," freedom and truth are sacrificed in the name of "national security." Walls of secrecy within government and censorship by the highly centralized corporate control of the media now unduly insulates the people from their elected representatives and the truth. In this untenable environment personal freedom is increasingly threatened and the citizens' control of their own government is eroded.

Now as the war drums beat louder, the stakes grow higher. In light of the facts that the US Government failed to protect US citizens and to conduct a complete, open and timely investigation; and the media is failing in their responsibility to fairly and accurately report on the persistent unanswered questions surrounding 9/11; a Peoples' or Citizens' Commission becomes a clear and compelling necessity in both the defense of freedom and pursuit of the truth.

Unanswered Questions condemns outright terrorism in all forms. But even more dangerous is the politics of fear advancing a dangerous agenda in response to the threat of terror. If we succumb to that fear and let it drive us as a nation dissembling our Constitution along the way, then the terrorist will have won. As former UNSCOM weapons inspector Scott Ritter said so simply and powerfully, "The politics of fear must be defeated by the forces of truth." UnansweredQuestions.org believes that finding the whole truth about what really happened on September 11th is absolutely critical for the people of the world in their passionate quest to find justice within a new governing paradigm that upholds the Constitution and truly honors life and liberty.

Kyle F. Hence, Co-founder, UnansweredQuestions.org, October 4, 2002

Statement of Adam Hurter

Many people I've talked to think that almost no one in this country is questioning the official line given by Bush and company about the horrific tragedy of September 11, 2001. These people tell me that everyone thinks that Bush Administration foreknowledge or complicity in 9/11 is simply preposterous.

In my travels, however, I have found that, in fact, countless individuals are quietly questioning who was really behind the events of September 11. These people include taxi drivers in Washington D.C., young people I meet on the street, retired military acquaintances of mine, and, increasingly, peace and justice activists. Indeed, a call demanding a truly independent investigation of 9/11 has been endorsed by the likes of Howard Zinn, Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange, Ed Asner, Starhawk, and about 700 others. The exact statement which they have all signed on to can be found at www.911nationalnetwork.org In particular, people of my generation, the youth of this country, are highly skeptical. We do not trust the filthy rich leaders of the United States Empire, who are driving the world towards one massive global corporation. It is with very good reason that we doubt the 9/11 story of Bush, Inc., the story that says evil men from the other side of the world plotted to attack America because they resent our freedom. After all, was it not the CIA that armed trained and virtually created these Fundamentalist forces? Yes, it was. And is there not hard evidence showing that high-up U.S. military strategists were planning five years ago a war in Afghanistan to occur right around when it did occur last year? Yes, the Afghanistan war was planned years ago, and, yes, now that it has happened the area is being turned into Pipelinestan, a route for oil from the Caspian Sea to deepen the pockets of the U.S.-based Unocal corporation.

Furthermore, why, in the months prior to Sep. 11, did the Bush Administration nearly completely halt the Al-Qaeda investigation that the Clintons had running?

It is truly astonishing- the head of that operation, John O'Neill, quit in protest only two weeks before 9/11. These are not odd coincidences, people! The "anomalies," if you will, surrounding 9/11 only get more hard-hitting if one takes an honest look at what happened on that day. Why were the planes not intercepted? It is standard operating procedure, and there is no excuse for them not having been intercepted. And what about the massive put options on American Airlines and U.S. Air right before the attacks. Someone obviously knew, but now no one is coming forward to take the money.

Taken together, these facts paint a dark picture that shows that it is highly possible, even likely, that some elements of the U.S. military intelligence hierarchy knew about or were complicit in the tragedy of September 11. The implication of this possibility is far, far too great to be ignored. An independent people's investigation of Sep. 11 is direly needed. The government is not going to give us a real one, so we the people are going to create it ourselves.

We must get to the bottom of this. For my generation it is a question of whether our children will come into a world headed towards peace or one in a state of eternal Orwellian war.

Adam Hurter
Student Peace Action Network
Hartford, Connecticut

Statement from the Feminist Peace Network

Feminist Peace Network supports the call for an immediate and independent investigation of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The current actions of the US government are being rationalized with outrageous assertions that will not hold up under investigation. These actions are causing incredible human suffering, economic disaster and the insupportable demolishing of civil rights.

When Representative Cynthia McKinney courageously called for an investigation, she was labeled unpatriotic. Her election loss was reduced by the media to differences between Jews and Muslims, instead of another casualty of those who would do anything to win an election and quiet dissent.

We must not allow those who have seized power to silence us. Nor must we allow state-sponsored terrorism by the US to detract us from the continuing horrors of globalization and the pandemic of violence against women that is only exacerbated by illegal and immoral lies.

The Feminist Peace Network, Oct. 3, 2002
http://www.feministpeacenetwork.org

Michel Chossudovsky wrote a very powerful statement of support for the People's Investigation of 9-11 and was disappointed, although not surprised, when the press didn't cover the conference. His statement was modified into an article in the wake of Bush's October 7th, 2002 speech, and I am including here the link to his article, Bush Military Adventure threatens Future of Humanity: http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO210A.html

Lori Price who began the Petition to the Senate to Investigate the Oddities of 9-11 http://www.petitiononline.com/11601TFS/petition.html) reported that the petition had been signed by over 16,200 people.

Lois Ann Battuello- researcher was also present and supposed to speak, when we ran out of time, she brought copies of "Mohamed Atta & The Flying Circus" a documentary about the alleged hijackers and the flight school where they were trained that raises more questions about who sponsored the terrorists, and why the FBI is trying to cover it up. Available at http://www.madcowprod.com.

For those with high speed internet access, the Guerrilla News Network documentary-Aftermath- Unanswered Questions from 911, Parts 1 & 2, can be viewed at- http://www.guerrillanews.com/after_math/ and is one of our best organizing tools.

As I write this, I just heard the news of Bush getting his resolution for war powers passed through Congress. It aches my heart and makes me think of the revealing quote from 9-11, when Bush said, "It looks like we're at war. That's what we're paid for, boys." Indeed that is where the money comes from- the world's biggest business "making war."

The biggest racket needs the biggest lies to sell it- that is what we are up against.

There are plans for civil disobedience to protest this institutionalization of "pre-emptive strikes"- the terrorization of the world by the U.S. government. I do not believe that we are in the minority; we are part of the vast majority who believe in peace, freedom, justice for all; no blood for oil, not in my name. This is not a time for silence, it is a time to speak loudly, demanding truth, exposing the lies and crimes that our government is using to mask its attack upon us and the world.

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My gas bill for heat was up $800 compared to the previous year. Enron started unraveling. Bush2's tenure was shakey.
9-11 stunned the nation. Trouble with the official version of events began soon afterward. Answers were put off or spun off. When I heard them say fanatics did it and had 2 years to plan. I thought why hit the WTC?


The Statue of Liberty and Wall Street would have hurt us worse. Mr. Powell can't lie well. He failed to explain why Andrew's AFB was quiet. Tales of heroics bringing down a hijacked jet bound for the White House, were not true. That was surpressed for a month.
Then the anthrax. Found to be our own. 2 bills snuck through while the Democrats were gone. The dubious "Patriot Act" and the biggest defense contract ever. $200 billion to Lockeed. The gaping holes in the bush version are filled with conspiracy accusations and counterspin. A.Andersen is sacrificed, then Afghanistan and ben ladin. Now Iraq. Why?
Over a year has passed without an official or unofficial investigation of either 9-11 or Enron. The White House is blocking both.
They demanded then used subtrifuge to try and get the "Power of Erasure" to use on American citizens. The last 2 men that were given that power got rid of vocal opposition first.
Estimates of enron's FRAUD are a TRILLION dollars or so. More than enough to "buy the truth" So why the WTC? after insurance paid the only loss was a few thousand stock brokers and a few thousand investment brokers.................................. THEIR RIGHTEOUS ROAR WOULD HAVE RIPPED BUSHIT INTO PIECES.
That's why THE WTC ................bless all who suffered loss........  http://worldtradeaftermath.com/wta/wtc_info/tenants.asp

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HE BOUGHT IT WITH MONEY MADE ON LOW COST HOUSING. SINCE THEN , GROWTH HAS BEEN "EXPLOSIVE". HE IS RARELY MENTIONED OR QUESTIONED. CALLED, "THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA" BY A FEW BRAVE REPORTERS, HIS GROUP CONTROLS ENOUGH POWER , TECHNOLOGY, AND INFORMATION CONTROL PLUS AN ENORMOUS MOTIVE, TO COMMIT EVERY ACT NEEDED TO SAVE THE PRESIDENCY AND MAKE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF OUR DOLLARS, GET AWAY WITH THE THEFT OF HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS MORE, AND BUY TIME. NOW THIS COMPANY CONTROLS DATA AT THE SEC AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, ANY QUESTIONS?? Sure they run a vague story from time to time. understandable.

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 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/tipss.htm , the IRS, The Centers for Disease
Control, Federal Communication Commission and much of our military.
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/GSA-CZ.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/r2csr.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/gsaschedule.htm


Its software and experts will implement AND CONTROL the FBI's new
information technology upgrade.
 http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2001/0507/web-trilogy-05-07-01.asp

Dyncorp runs the Justice Departments Asset Forfeiture
Program.
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/Asset%20forfeiture.htm
And data control
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/itss.htm
controls information for the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of
Prisons. Controls data at all 93 us attorney's offices
monitors low cost housing for HUD and seizes assets. Low income housing
assets.

The wireless information control company used by the New York Stock
Exchange;
 http://dynis.is.dyncorp.com/contracts/nyse.html
 http://www.dyncorp.com/


Since the 1970's and constantly growing, Dyncorps has taken over the Army
and Air Forces hi-tech maintenance work on airplanes,fighter, trainers
and helicopters. They maintain NASAs hi tech aircraft too.
 http://www.dynmaxwell.com / is one example
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/1999/09/27/newscolumn2.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2000/07/24/daily24.html
 http://birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2001/11/05/daily27.html
 http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/andrews/2_11/local_news/15662-1.html

Recently Retired, Dyncorps chairman Dan Bannister is a lucky fellow. In
1996 he decided shortly before boarding a military flight in the Balkins,
not to go. The plane crashed, killing all aboard, including then Commerce
Secretary, Ron Brown
 http://www.bizforward.com/wdc/archives/2001-05/mercenary/
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4197028,00.html
This military aircraft was in the care of dyncorp. One of those weird "unsolved"events. Mr. Brown crashed heads with beltway bandits. Among the dead were 2 major offshore bankers. The other 30 or so were ceo's and presidents of corporations.


Dyncorp I&ET does site cleanup for the Enviromental Protection Agency,
it also controls their confidential information,
 http://www.dyncorp.com/news/newcon.htm#815epa (SEARCH DYNCORP)

"Administrative support in managing documents concerning EPA
investigations of utility powerplants, such as photocopying and filing. The
type of information that may be disclosed includes, but is not limited to:
Records related to the production of electricity, powerplant construction
records, Public Utility Commission records, Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission records, and records of capital expenditures" 3-14-02
 http://legalminds.lp.findlaw.com/list/epa-air/frm03282.html
 http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/1999/05/10/newscolumn4.html

DynCorp I&ET will provide specialized technical support to the EPA aimed at
improving the assessment of efficacy and regulation of antimicrobial
pesticide products sold nationwide. They instruct hazardous chemical
producers and users how to pass a Federal Inspection. Some unusual clients.
 http://www.dynmeridian.com/about/clients.html
 http://oaspub.epa.gov/webi/meta_first_new2.try_these_first

In Columbia , DynCorp is testing the effects of a mutated fungus. It eats
most everything green, including gardens. It can live in the ground when dry
for 40 years. Its spores can travel where ever the wind takes them. It
was developed as a biologolical warfare weapon. They also do testing with
anthrax and smallpox. Check all their handrighting. They no doubt have a
contract with the postal service. wanna bet?
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/mobis.htm
 http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/free/colombia/biowar.htm

DYNCORP TESTS WEAPON GRADE ANTHAX AND SMALLPOX
 http://www.dyncorp.com/dynport/products.htm

DYNCORP Runs postal equipment centers in texas
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/1998/11/02/story5.html
 http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/1998/10/05/story7.html
 http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/1998/10/05/focus10.html
 http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/1998/10/26/story1.html
 http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/1999/01/18/story8.html
 http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/1999/01/25/story2.html

THEY FIX AND SHIP LOTS OF LARGE AND SMALL MAIL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ALL OVER
THE COUNTRY

Dyncorp maintains, and flys a fleet of helicopters and planes that
spray agent orange X4 in Central America. Dyncorp is being sued by
Ecuidorian Indians for this. Columbia had to allow it to get their foreign
aid. The CIA forbid use of X4 in
Vietnam. http://www.counterpunch.org/dyncorpsuit.html

Dyncorp knows a lot about toxic chemicals
 http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2002/04/22/daily49.html
 http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/1999/01/25/list.html
 http://www.dyncorp.com/dynport/products.htm

OH they also test for paraquat and lots of stuff
 http://oaspub.epa.gov/webi/meta_first_new2.try_these_first (click search
dyncorp) 20 pdf files on their work.


----NEW CONTRACT WINS------

Valued in excess of $280 million, this contract is for a 10-year performance
period and covers maintenance and base supply functions at Andrews Air Force
Base in Maryland. The mission of the 89th Airlift Wing is to provide safe,
comfortable and reliable aircraft support for the President, Vice President,
First Lady, cabinet members, members of Congress, foreign heads of state and
other high ranking government officials. First priority is given to the
Senior Executive Service and Presidential Pilot's Office.

 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/itop.htm

DynCorp Technical Services (DTS), Range and Logistics Services, was
selected by the U.S. Department of State for the $35 million, five-year
Security Equipment Maintenance Program (SEMP). Under the new contract, a
recompete of one DTS has supported for more than 15 years, the company will
provide expert, quick response security services at more than 195 embassies
worldwide

DynCorp Information & Enterprise Technology (I&ET) has been awarded a
seven-year task order to provide information technology support services to
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Under the agreement,
DynCorp I&ET and its key teaming partner, PlanetGov, will manage and operate
all SEC infrastructure facilities, hardware, software and systems relating
to non-EDGAR systems. (EDGAR is the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering,
Analysis and Retrieval system.) Services will include help desk operations,
data center support and operations, technology deployment support and
technology test lab support. Work will be performed at locations in
Alexandria, Va., Washington, D.C., and at the SEC's 11 regional and district
offices around the country. (they also do that for all 93 U.S. Attorney's
offices)


Under this six year government-wide contract -- which has an estimated
ceiling value of $300 million -- DynCorp, and its New York-based teaming
partner Verizon Enterprise Solutions, will provide to the Justice Management
Division of the DOJ comprehensive IT services - from hardware maintenance,
software technical support and help desk to asset/configuration management,
UNIX operating system administration and support.

Dyncorp analyzed the entire state of Kansas' oil business for Occidental
Petrolium. The study was paid for by the people of Kansas. Ways were found
to improve production.

 http://www.pumps.org/public/pump_resources/energy/case_studies/oil_production.htm

DynCorp I&ET will provide end-to-end personnel security investigation
services to the Defense Security Service (DSS) of the Department of Defense
(DoD). This 20-month indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a
potential value of $50.3 million
 http://www.dyncorp.com/news/newcon.htm#A%20five-year,%20indefinite%20delivery,%20indefinite



"When the Department of State (or other public sector entites) needs
personnel to reconstitute, establish and maintain Rule of Law in emerging
democracies. They come to Dyncorp."
 http://policemission.dyncorp.com/condition.asp


Dyncorp has 2 contracts with the FCC . Tracking cell phones and is working on face recognition technology.
 http://www.biometritech.com/enews/052302e.htm

train army groups on tent city construction.
 http://www.dtic.mil/armylink/news/Feb2000/a20000202forceprovider2.html


 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/aviation.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/dsssite/tempindex.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/DILaviationeng.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/range.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/continge.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/perssec.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/baseop.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/intlpm.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/logistics.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/DILrange.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/ctsservices.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/mega1.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/imsd.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/gsaanswer.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/GSA-EnvAdvServices.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/mobis.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/GSA-CZ.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/gsaschedule.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/itop.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/itss.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/r2csr.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/idiq/tipss.htm
 http://legalminds.lp.findlaw.com/list/epa-air/frm03282.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/1998/11/02/story5.html
 http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/1998/10/05/story7.html
 http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/1998/10/05/focus10.html
 http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/1998/01/12/daily2.html
 http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/1998/10/26/story1.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/1999/10/18/daily2.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/1999/09/27/newscolumn2.html
 http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/1999/01/18/story8.html
 http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/1999/01/25/story2.html
 http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/1999/01/25/list.html
 http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/1999/08/16/weekinbiz.html
 http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/1999/05/10/newscolumn4.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2000/07/24/daily24.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2000/05/15/daily2.html
 http://birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2001/11/05/daily27.html
 http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2001/09/24/daily9.html
 http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2001/12/31/daily3.html
 http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2001/09/24/story1.html
 http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2002/04/22/daily49.html
 http://www.dyncorp.com/dynport/products.htm
 http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/andrews/2_11/local_news/15662-1.html
 http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/14_17/cover/952-1.html
 http://dynis.is.dyncorp.com/contracts/nyse.html
 http://www.dyncorp.com/areas/Asset%20forfeiture.htm
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4197028,00.html
 http://www.dyncorp.com/news/newcon.htm#815epa
 http://www.dyncorp.com/news/newcon.htm
 http://www.dyncorp.com/news/newcon.htm#A%20five-year,%20indefinite%20delivery,%20indefinite
 http://policemission.dyncorp.com/condition.asp
 http://www.counterpunch.org/dyncorpsuit.html
 http://www.pumps.org/public/pump_resources/energy/case_studies/oil_production.htm
 http://www.dtic.mil/armylink/news/Feb2000/a20000202forceprovider2.html
 http://www.truthout.org/docs_01/02.02G.Harvard.Watch.htm


It was no foreign conspiracy.

MOTIVE, METHOD, OPPORTUNITY, WHO GAINS
MOTIVE, METHOD, OPPORTUNITY, WHO GAINS

A REAL PEACH OF A GUY 13.Oct.2002 02:13

greywitch

Harvard Watch's "Trading Truth: A Report on Harvard's Enron Entanglements"
by Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari

In the movie THE PATRIOT, farmer-turned-soldier Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, develops the battle plan that wins the day. Because it is widely believed that the militia can never hold the line, Martin promises that he and his men can. The British attack at the center, are outflanked and lose the battle because the militia does the impossible --- it holds the line.

When I read the Harvard Watch's report "Trading Truth: A Report on Harvard's Enron Entanglements" I was reminded of that scene. The young men and women of Harvard Watch are holding the line if Harvard's reputation and credibility are to have a future. They are holding the line because their "elders" charged with managing Harvard's conduct have abrogated their fiduciary duties to Harvard and the wider community that Harvard was created to serve.

Harvard Watch's report is a first step in illuminating the syndicate which has hijacked the Harvard Endowment and used it and Harvard's extraordinary academic and intellectual resources for profiteering of the most corrupt and base kind. We urge the Harvard community to adopt these recommendations immediately.

As Assistant Secretary of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner in the first Bush Administration, as an investment banker to one of Harvard's HUD property management/mortgage banking companies and then as lead financial advisor to the Federal Housing Administration, I watched a pattern of inside dealing between Harvard Endowment, Harvard's Kennedy School and Harvard affiliated appointees at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice, the White House and Congress. The Harvard players continuously pushed for and profited from policies that were not in the interest of the American people and the communities that HUD federal investment and mortgage insurance were supposed to serve.

Some of the policies and tactics were particularly disturbing given the role that Harvard Corporation member Herbert ("Pug") S. Winokur and DynCorp played in contracting to HUD and DOJ on the War on Drugs. DynCorp enjoys extensive contracts with the enforcement and intelligence communities. The period of Mr. Winokur's leadership at DynCorp has been a period of explosive growth of prison populations and questionable enforcement practices driven by perverse incentive systems. This included asset forfeiture and other means of organizing enforcement to generate profits for government agencies, contractors and their informants without regard for the best interests of the citizens. Indeed, the more taxpayers pay for the War on Drugs the worse narcotics trafficking gets. Harvard must disclose its investment in Mr. Winokur's partnerships and the the conflicts of interest between Harvard Endowment's profits on the War on Drugs and growth in enforcement and, hence, prison populations, and the policies that Harvard affiliated government appointees, contractors and academics are taking in support of these policies.

The potential conflicts of interest I observed in connection with Harvard activities at HUD defied any notion of reasonable internal controls in government. Harvard was providing appointees to a government agency as well as contract and advisory services. At the same time, Harvard Endowment was investing in related companies receiving substantial monies and credit from that agency while other affiliated companies were doing the regulatory and enforcement work related to those very investments are manifest. These conflicts are particularly disturbing when year after year the agency was missing billions of dollars despite being run by a large number of Harvard graduates and the Harvard Endowment's profits were growing like gangbusters.

Recently, Anne Williamson has documented Harvard's role promoting insider trading and bid rigging as financial advisor in Russia as well as the Harvard Endowment's participation in the profits of these activities. A similar pattern of inside dealing between the Endowment, the school and the Harvard affiliated appointees in government emerges. Harvard makes money. Government loses money.

And now, we have questions regarding the same patterns between the Harvard Endowment, the Kennedy School and the Administration on Enron. We sit daily while the Department of Justice and the SEC allow Enron and their auditors to shred documents, transfer assets, maintain government contracts and enjoy all the time necessary to cover the cash trail. They have failed to take any of the steps on a timely basis that DOJ takes when they want to get the cash back or illuminate what really happened. Again, Mr. Winokur's DynCorp has significant responsibilities helping to run these very enforcement operations. As Congress and the White House did with Iran Contra's S&L scandal, these groups are protecting the cash winnings for the criminal syndicates by having long hearings on what to do next time. Of course, they know the only way to stop the next time from happening is to get the cash back today and throw the bums in jail.

Rather than doing that, it appears the chairman of the Enron finance committee who created the mess is instead assisting in the "investigations". According to Associated Press tonight, "Harvard spokesman Joe Wrinn released a statement saying the university has not had the opportunity to study the report in detail. ''Mr. Winokur is a valued member of the Harvard Corporation,'' the statement said. ''We understand that he is assisting Enron investigations under way. The university is reviewing the situation for any developments that have a genuine bearing on Harvard.''

One of Harvard's finest graduates, Sam Smith, Publisher of The Progressive Review, once wrote that corruption in Washington is not a conspiracy, rather it is a culture. Mr. Wrinn's comment underscores the arrogance that Harvard's financially successful profiteering breeds.

Harvard and its endowment enjoy a tax exempt status as an educational institution. I would challenge the Harvard community to ask the question whether Harvard has become an investment network and government contractor that uses its school to give intellectual air cover to its profiteering at the expense of the country and the world. If so, the time has come for the Harvard Endowment to contribute its fair share to paying our country's out-of-pocket expenses --- including for the messes at HUD, in Russia and now at Enron--- that Harvard helped create. Why should the taxpayers underwrite the costs of Harvard messes when indeed they are also paying the cost of the very absence of sound government and a sound financial system encouraged by Harvard's behavior?

I would like to thank the young men and women of Harvard Watch. Their courage and intelligence in producing and publishing this extraordinary report is to be commended. They have shown themselves to have the kind of integrity and professionalism that is needed if Harvard is to remain a leader for reasons other than what money can buy.

Harvard Watch is holding the line.

John and Abigail Adams would be proud.

Whacked out conspiracy theorists 13.Oct.2002 11:12

BA

You have to be pretty whacked out to buy into this kind of stuff.

Why don't you work on solving the Vince Foster murder mystery?

Thanx for the Asterix 13.Oct.2002 13:08

Kharmalot

Trolls selectively targetting an issue are like an asterix begging us to pay strict attention to the above.
That is, if we weren't in the first place.

Tell us once more the name of the Evil One 13.Oct.2002 22:40

BA groupie

O BA, Lord of all that is critical and repetitive! Impart to us once more thy wisdom! Have thou not already solved the Vince Foster mystery? One needs only ideology to discover most things. This we have learned by thy powerful example! Show us again your answer, in the entrails of a puppy, for by repetition from our Lord and Master shall we find truth! Was it the Evil One himself?