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Challenging the 9-11 Cover-Up Commission

An overview of our experience protesting the 9-11 Cover-Up Commissioners, and Excutive Director, Philip Zelikow, what we did; what we learned; what we accomplished. Opportunities for future actions; encouragement to take action.
In the San Francisco Bay Area we have organized a few protests against the 9-11 Commissioners and yesterday, against the Executive Director, Philip Zelikow. The 9-11 Commission Report has been nominated for a National Book Award; it has sold over a million copies, but deserves to be placed in the fiction category, as it is rife with falsehoods and omissions.

In truth, I can't bear to watch television or listen to the candidates speak; it makes me angry when I know that they are lying. When we protested the Commissioners in San Francisco, I stayed on the outside with signs, banners, leaflets, whistles. Only one wonderful brave woman, stood up inside and challenged the Commissioners verbally. She was escorted out, but she made her point and the evening news. I've done a multitude of television interviews, only one in fifteen make it to the airwaves. On the second "Commissioner" event in San Francisco, we were somewhat better prepared, at least we filmed the confrontation- the hard questions raised, before the police escorted her out of the room, and we were able to show the footage on community access television.

When Zelikow spoke, we knew what to expect. He started telling the Big Lie, official narrative, all over again. Questions were supposed to be written on little pieces of paper, carefully screened, so ahe would receive only the "soft' questions which didn't challenge the official story, the whitewash commission, nor the false remedies that they are trying to peddle. With less than a week to organize a protest, we had only twenty or so activists at the event, but we got a variation of our press release printed as an Op-Ed in the Stanford Daily. They 'improved' my title to-

The truth about Zelikow and the Sept. 11 cover-up commission

(Posted online at-
 http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=14947&repository=0001_article

By CAROL BROUILLET

Philip Zelikow will speak at Kresge Auditorium, today, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. We plan to protest the Sept. 11 cover-up and to raise questions about his role as executive director of the 9-11 Commission and the Commissions report.

Zelikow, a national security adviser to both Bush administrations and a principal author of the official 9-11 Commission Report, was part of Bushs transition team for the National Security Council after the 2000 election. He was appointed to the Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board a month after the Sept. 11 2001 attacks.

The Family Steering Committee called for his resignation because of his obvious conflicts of interests.

While Sept. 11 has been used to invade Afghanistan and Iraq, shred the Constitution and Bill of Rights, construct a global police state, enrich weapons manufacturers and seize oil assets, there have been no convictions in any courts of law supporting the government conspiracy theory, particularly the Saddam Hussein / Al Qaeda link.

The 9-11 Commission failed to mention or address the multiple war games / exercises that were being conducted that day, out of the White House. As many as five war game drills were in process, some involving hijacked airliners, a plane crashing into a building, some involving false blips deliberately inserted onto FAA and military radar screens.

One exercise pulled significant fighter resources away from the Northeastern United States on Sept. 11.

These exercises involved North American Air Defense Command, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Canadian Air Force, the CIA and the National Reconnaissance Office.

Coincidentally, in New York City, massive preparations were underway for a biochemical attack drill involving FEMA, the Mayors Office of Emergency Management, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice, Weill Medical College, the N.Y. Deptartment of Health, the N.Y. Fire Department, the N.Y. Police Department, the American Red Cross and the Port Authority.

The Secret Service and Cheneys overseeing role during the events of Sept. 11 were overlooked. This was documented in Michael Rupperts new book Crossing the Rubicon The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.

The Commissioners and Zelikow had deep conflicts of interest and many reasons to cover up the truth about Sept. 11.

They are now engaged in a public relations effort to sell the official narrative and the war on terrorism. Both the official inquiry and the Commissions parameters were to support the official story and justify the creation of Homeland Security Department.

Homeland Security in German is geheimstadt politza, which during World War II was abbreviated to Gestapo. Do Americans really believe a Gestapo will make us safer?

The Stanford Institute for International Studies is sponsoring Zelikows talk, but the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a 15-month $1.65-million contract to CISAC and the Stanford Institute for International Studies to conduct research on how national and local agencies improve the design and evaluation of future terrorist exercises of national and local response systems.

The DHS research contract resulted from CISACs observation of last years spring State Department-DHS-sponsored, full-scale exercise called TOPOFF2, designed to prepare national, state and local officials to respond to potential terrorist attacks within the United States.

The United States has a long history of training terrorists and launching covert operations throughout the world.

Terrorism allows states to declare emergencies, label all opposition as terrorists and reduce civil rights.

Carol Brouillet is an organizer for the International Inquiry into 9-11, a group that is responsible for exposing information about Sept. 11.)

We were able to pass out to the 300+ people who came to the event Deception Dollars and a flyer.

The flyer had much of the information in the article and included questions which we hoped to raise-

It's time to question Zelikow, and cast some light on the darker secrets of the Shadow Government that uses terror and war to increase and maintain their power.


The 9/11 Commission's Report and recommendations are highly suspect, if not downright fictitious. (Ominously, they are being used to rush through legislation to create a new powerful overseeing Intelligence Agency.)

Questions and Issues that they completely ignored-

The importance of oil, "Peak Oil," Cheney's Secret Energy Task Force meetings, the importance of the illicit drug trade to the US economy (particularly the heroin flow through Afghanistan), money laundering, the strategic importance of the Caspian Sea region, Pakistan's ISI's close relationship with the CIA, the Carlyle group, Dave Fresca, Sibel Edmonds, Coleen Rowley, John O'Neill, insider trading, Israel, World Trade Center Building #7, Enron, the Office of National Preparedness...

Questions for Zelikow-

Why didn't you resign after you ended up testifying as a witness to your own Commission?

What did it mean when Commissioner Max Cleland did resign last year, and called the Commission a whitewash and a sequel to the Warren Commission?

Why does "The 9/11 Commission Report" fail to pursue the well-known terror connections of the CIA's client agency, the Pakistani ISI? Why does it ignore reports that the alleged 9/11 plotters received funds from the ISI? Why does it claim that the financing of the 9/11 attacks is of "no practical significance"?

Why does the report fail to ask why the key men in the U.S. military chain of command - Bush, Rumsfeld, Myers, Winfield - by their own accounts and by the public record appear to have done nothing to exercise their decision-making authorities during the actual 9/11 attacks, i.e. in the time from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001?

Why does the report omit to mention the advance warnings of attacks on the United States received from foreign intelligence agencies in the weeks prior to Sept. 11?

Why does the report ignore the FBI whistleblowers who decried high-level obstruction of field investigations into potential terrorists in the months before 9/11?

Why did the report arbitrarily change the timeline, in contradiction to public testimony, of U.S. air defense response on Sept. 11?

Why doesn't the report even mention the mysterious collapse of a third skyscraper, 7 WTC, on the afternoon of Sept. 11?

Why doesn't the report condemn Rumsfeld and Rice for their repeated statements that "no one could have imagined planes used as weapons," -demonstrable lies?

Did the Commissioners pursue any of the above lines of questioning in the confidential parts of their 18-month investigation? Did they have access to relevant information not included in their report, and not covered in the public hearings? There is no way to tell: the report lacks visible redactions to show the censoring of classified material.

Recommended Reading- Crossing the Rubicon-The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Michael C. Ruppert,  http://www.fromthewilderness.com , The Terror Timeline, by Paul Thompson,  http://www.cooperativeresearch.org
Http://www.communitycurrency.org  http://www.summeroftruth.org  http://www.911truth.org

As I was setting up my table, I did a ten minute interview with NBC, and interviews with the student paper, and another Stanford publication. Unfortunately, that meant, I wasn't able to get out all our handouts, including the whistles, which we wanted to offer to people who were going inside.

We were unable to coordinate exactly what we would do on the inside where many television crews were filming, as well as a couple of allies from Community Access Television. A coordinated whistle blowing, and chant might have been more effective, but who knows. In the academic environment of Stanford, under the threat of arrest, raising good solid questions that fundamentally challenged his entire presentation, is what we did, and perhaps had the best chance of winning over the public and press.

I later had a conversation with another guy from NBC who had asked Zelikow a question, but he admitted that they didn't ask the tough questions, and he would lose his job, if he did anything seriously challenging "the official story."

In the process of trying to organize our protest, I learned of two more Commissioners coming, and two more protest opportunities-

Thursday, Oct-28-2004

Avoiding Future Catastrophe: Findings of the 9-11 Commission Report

< http://www.itsyourworld.org/#>Timothy Roemer, former Congressman, Third
District of Indiana; President, Center for National Policy; 9-11 Commissioner

Congressman Timothy Roemer will join with members and guests of the World
Affairs Council to discuss the findings of the 9-11 Commission Report and
prospects for securing American safety in the future.

Timothy Roemer is the president of the Center for National Policy and a
distinguished scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
From 1991-2003, Roemer represented the Third District of Indiana in the US
House of Representatives, where he served on the Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence and was a key author of the legislation
establishing the 9-11 Commission.

Check In: 5:30 PM, Program 6:00 PM,

Wednesday, Nov-03-2004

A Post Election View of the War on Terrorism

Jamie Gorelick, 9/11 Commissioner; former Deputy Attorney General of the
United States under Janet Reno; former General Counsel for the Pentagon

Now that the Presidential election is over, what national and global
security concerns does the US face in the next four years?

Check In: 5:30 PM, Program 6:00 PM,

Members: Free, Nonmembers: $12, Students with ID: $5 Cosponsors: $7

Location: At the Council, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd floor Conference Room,
San Francisco

Cosponsored by the International Museum

Much as I'd like to protest them, I also want to help break the "Cheney's role in 9-11" story in the mainstream press, and there are editors who will run the story, if I bring them the documents, which I am still trying to pull together. They are also interested in articles and Opinion pieces, so I'm hoping that others might take a leadership role.

I have noticed that "Leadership" often means "Doing something, because if you don't- nobody else will do it." There are certainly endless opportunities for leadership in the 9-11 Truth movement, and I think the healthiest thing for all of us is a "Leaderful Movement" where there are so many of us challenging the official story, all over the country, all over the world, that it is impossible for us to be silenced, and sooner, rather than later, everyone will know that "9-11 was an Inside Job." When the whole world, or the people of the United States realize the truth, then we will put the Real Terrorists, who are currently occupying the White House, in jail, where they belong. Each of the Commissioners will deserve to be thrown in jail, as well, for their supporting roles in "obstructing justice" and participating in the cover-up.

homepage: homepage: http://www.communitycurrency.org
phone: phone: 650-857-0927
address: address: PO Box 60511, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Nice stuff :-) 21.Oct.2004 12:13

Tony Blair's dog

Thank you.