Truth Can Set Us Free
Powell said it was "just awful" and "total absurdity" for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean to speak openly about theories that suggest Bush was warned in advance about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
"What's Bush hiding from 9/11 commission?" by Joe Conason points out the fact that the truth about Bush foreknowledge of a 911 type event prediction would wreck his election chances.
In yesterday's post that offered some facts to shed light on Mr Bush's non-reality based SOTU claims I mentioned that Ellen Mariani, a widow of the 9/11 tragedy has a lawsuit pending against Mr Bush and many in his administration for failing to prevent attacks with civilian jetliners, although Mr Bush had been briefed in August of 2001 that Osama Bin Ladin was interested in hijackings and poised to attack the United States.
...in September 2002, the House and Senate intelligence committees disclosed that an early July 2001 intelligence warning had noted, "We believe that [bin Laden] will launch a significant terrorist attack against the U.S. and/or Israeli interests in coming weeks. The attack will be spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against U.S. facilities or interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack will occur with little or no warning."
John Ashcroft stopped flying on commercial airliners in July 2001 due to a "threat assessment". The link also illustrates that terrorism took a backburner for Mr Ashcroft pre-911
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown seems to have been warned not to fly that fateful day.
For Mayor Willie Brown, the first signs that something was amiss came late Monday when he got a call from what he described as his airport security - - a full eight hours before yesterday's string of terrorist attacks -- advising him that Americans should be cautious about their air travel.
Ms Mariana, as well as sueing the Bush Administration for negligence in the death of her husband is sueing United Airlines and Huntleigh USA Corporation for not protecting her husband from the hijacking. By Federal Law carriers are
required to protect passengers from terrorists and hijacking.
Intelligence agencies the world over warned of an attack pre-September 11.
Flight 77 lifted out of Dulles less than an hour before an exercise simulating a corporate jet hitting a building was scheduled to begin at the National Reconaissance office four miles away, on it's way to impact the Pentagon building.
What seems to me an uncanny coincidence is that the Bush name pops up here too. Marvin Bush, the brother of the current White House resident. In an amazing Trifecta of involvement Marvin Bush was on the board of directors of a company called Securacom and is now named Stratesec that handled electronic security for the World Trade Center, Dulles International Airport and United Airlines. The link is to a Margie Burns article that does a good job of charting out the complicated connections between Bush, Securacom/Stratsec and the Kuwait -American Corporation, a company both friendly with the Bush family and the Kuwaiti royal family.
For clarity you should know that the although Marvin left the board of directors before the tragedy of September 11 he was still a significant share holder in both Kuwait-American and the security company.
Marvin moved on to be a board member of HCC Insurance, formerly known as Houston Causalty Company, an insurance carrier for the World Trade Center. Marvin left that position in November of 2002. Now he is partners in a group that is making money from the passage of the PATRIOT Act.
The truth is powerful. Share it out.
Open Source Black Box voting is an idea which is very timely. It only seems sensible that the voting machines tabulating the ballots in a Democratic society could be easily checked for accuracy. Link gleaned at Black Box Notes