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Jesse Ventura Hammered Over 9/11 Statements
Shame On Jesse Ventura! ... The former Minnesota governor has discredited himself, and dishonored and defamed his country by promoting the mistaken view that our government was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. Jesse Ventura should be ashamed of himself and embarrassed. The former Minnesota governor recently lent his political credentials to the discredited 9/11 "Truther" movement by alleging that the Sept. 11 attacks were either planned or permitted by the United States government. This recent admission was only a small part of Ventura's new book, "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies and More Lies the Government Tells Us," which echoes a revisionist account of American history that holds the Bush administration responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks by implying that the Bush administration either knew about the attacks, did nothing to stop them or actually participated in them. During a March 10 interview with Barbara Walters on "The View," Ventura implied the Bush/Cheney administration used 9/11 as a pretense to start the Iraq War under false pretenses. Ventura apparently developed this theory after former Kennedy/Johnson adviser Robert McNamara visited him at Harvard and allegedly admitted to him that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which escalated the Vietnam War, never actually happened. Perhaps what Ventura is missing is that there is probably more incontrovertible evidence and more witnesses who have already established what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 than most major historical events. To dispute the conventional historical account is intellectually dishonest and nonsensical. – FOX News
Dominant Social Theme: Questions about 9/11 are "beyond the pale."
Free-Market Analysis: The news in this article, excerpted above, has hit the US blogosphere hard. Throughout Friday, there were more and more comments like an inflowing tide – as could be seen if one did a little bit of research on Google. What was it in the article that caused such a ruckus? About midway through the article, the author Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, writes the following:
Shortly before the building [WTC 7] collapsed, several NYPD officers and Con-Edison workers told me that Larry Silverstein, the property developer of One World Financial Center was on the phone with his insurance carrier to see if they would authorize the controlled demolition of the building – since its foundation was already unstable and expected to fall.
This is a surprising assertion since as many have already pointed out, it can take weeks to wire a building for demolition. Thus, the blogosphere speculated, either the building was already wired or Larry Silverstein was thinking about wiring it in the future. Perhaps Silverstein himself will come forward to comment on Shapiro's statement and clear the matter up. Even a simple denial might help, but Silverstein might be reluctant to say anymore on the matter because in the past statements of his have only further complicated an already confused narrative – especially an interview he gave early in the decade about the building's fate.
A website "WhatReallyHappened.com" has a considerable explanation devoted to comments Silverstein made as follows for a television documentary: "I said, you know, we've had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it." The narrative continues as follows:
"On September 9, 2005, Mr. Dara McQuillan, a spokesman for Silverstein Properties, issued the following statement [on the issue of Larry Silverstein's "pull it" comment]: Seven World Trade Center collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on September 11, 2001, after burning for seven hours. There were no casualties, thanks to the heroism of the Fire Department and the work of Silverstein Properties employees who evacuated tenants from the building. ... Later in the day, the Fire Commander ordered his firefighters out of the building and at 5:20 p.m. the building collapsed. No lives were lost at Seven World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Mr. McQuillan has stated that by "it," Mr. Silverstein meant the contingent of firefighters remaining in the building. [US Department of State]
This statement seemingly put the matter to rest. But now Shapiro, passionately disappointed with Jesse Ventura's suspicions over 9/11, has opened the issue all over again, presumably inadvertently. The admission comes on the heels (relatively speaking anyway) of fairly incendiary statements in a book by the former Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and former senior counsel for the 9/11 Commission, John Farmer, who is also, his biography notes, FEMA certified. Farmer writes bluntly in his foreword: "At some level of the government, at some point in time, this book concludes there was a decision not to tell the truth about what happened."
Pretty strong stuff as a broad gamut of government agents testified before the commission, including FBI and CIA agents along with Bush administration, military and Pentagon personnel. But reportedly other 9/11 commissioners share Farmer's point of view and some were so incensed during the hearings that criminal charges were apparently pondered.
9/11 is a central, even mythic issue, for America. It has launched at least two wars in the Middle East and caused a wholesale change in the way Americans relate to their government. While civil liberties have been prized in the US, post 9/11 many civil liberties were disregarded because of the perceived threat of additional terrorism. There is almost unlimited wiretapping in the US these days along with aggressive intelligence operations aimed at tracking US terrorism. The entire texture of freedoms in America – and Britain and Europe as well – has been changed by 9/11.
While the Patriot Act and other abrogations of traditional American liberties can perhaps be justified on domestic security grounds, the lack of clarity about what really happened during 9/11 cries out for additional clarification. There is no need to accuse the US government or its penumbras (including Israel) of complicity in the killing of 3,000 American citizens. (Why would they?) But what should be seen as necessary is a truly independent "commission" of concerned Americans who would gather ALL the relevant evidence available about 9/11 in order to come up with a narrative that is less conflicted and does away with the increasing confusions so amply noted in the blogosphere and throughout the 'Net.
In our estimation, leaders owe it to Americans to perform a truly patriotic act by re-investigating 9/11 and getting to the heart of what went on in a dispassionate and logical way. Up to one third of all Americans (and maybe it is more now) apparently don't believe the official 9/11 story – nor does the Commission's lead attorney. In fact, a recent Pew poll revealed that up to 80 percent of Americans don't trust their government. These numbers have never existed in America before. Something is not right.
Conclusion: Imagine the relief and approval that a new investigation of 9/11 would generate. It would likely convince Americans – who ache to believe in their government at all levels – that the largest and most powerful government on the planet, the American federal government with all its attendant security agencies and military appurtenances, was dedicated to an aggressive level of honesty about one of the country's most important and controversial issues. Surely Americans and their federal government deserve no less.
Posted by mista on 06/29/11 01:11 PM
Joe, not Dynamite. It won't generate enough heat to melt steel. Try THERAMATE and THERAMITE.
Posted by mista on 06/29/11 01:02 PM
When has this government given us anything that we deserved. The founding fathers warned back in the 18th century what would happen if the Banks and Corporations were given any leverage at all in the governance of the country. The happenings since have shown, save for the slavery issue, their incredible insight in these matters. 9/11 was the new 12/7. 12/7's "infamy" fueled entre' into WWII. 9/11 "we will never forget" (implicitly stated - we will never forgive) was our entre' into the Mideast theatre in order to secure Unlimited, if not reasonably priced, oil until these 21st Century Robber Barons and their techno-geeks come up with a way for them to monopolize whatever the new source of energy is that they gain control of.
First Coal, then oil. What's next? Even a 6th grade BoDean can see through the obvious prevarication of the Government's entire story. Having been on two jets that have lost transponder, I KNOW first hand by inquiring of Military personnel of RANK, that they can get to any plane off "T" over U.S airspace within 6 minutes. Once I heard that 20 minutes out of transponder tripe, I new we were being lied to. The links to Theramite and Theramate, the cancer links to same rife in victims who were in the "Ground Zero" area, including Fire personnel, leads back to the how. The only why logical is the same grand delusion proffered after Pearl Harbor.
My fear is that there may be another soon because or Fear wore off too soon in light of the truths unearthed by the "truther" movement and the more scientifically minded folk who grabbed hold to their movement and pushed it more toward truth. The "birthers" gave them a bad name, but the TRUTH that the 9/11 truthers pointed to returned their reputations once the science caught up with and overturned the Government's apple cart of lies and deception.
With Harrison, Lincoln, Kennedy, King, R.Kennedy, all under clouds of veracity, 9/11 is just one more in a long line of questionable activity by this government and it's Corporate/Illuminist lackeys.
If we don't find someone willing to tell the truth soon, we will cease to exist as a Country, much less a Corporate/Government entity. ANYONE foolish enough to believe that the American People will continue to be murdered in droves and lied to so that a few corporations and profiteers can continue to prosper at their expense would do well to think again. The TRUTH will out. And, eventually so will be those who have hijacked the "capitalism" underlying the Republic and turned it into a cryptic media-born near fascism to those who dare tell the truth. Mr. Ventura can stand in line with Bill Maher, Helen Thomas, Walter Cronkite,Juan Williams, and others who have told some unpopular truth and paid the price for it.
IF more newsheads don't begin to put their integrity before their bosses frail egos, no one will be here to praise them for their great taste and looks because we all will be irradiated and wearing Sackcloth.
Posted by Brutal Truth on 04/09/11 01:57 PM
Anyone who takes even an afternoon to look into the details of 9/11, even those reported in dribs and drabs by the mainstream corporate-owned news outlets, can't help but come to the conclusions that 1.the U.S. government has been repeatedly lying, covering up and bamboozling the public; 2.that the official 9/11 MYTH is just that, a myth, with so many gaping holes that render it not just improbable but downright impossible; and 3.the ones forcing this IMPOSSIBLE MYTH down America's throats are the ones behind it. 9/11 was so transparently an inside job a child could figure it out.
Posted by Dr Dre Headphones on 03/22/11 02:50 AM
Before spewing your venon about Jesse Ventura, you should look at the evidence concerning what happened on 911 instead of swallowing the propaganda put out by the government. See the video in the link below in which over 500 architects and engineers are calling for a new investigation.
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You didn't include the link. And you need to read more than one article; we've consistently called for a new investigation of 9/11 and pointed out that the current official story is entirely discredited. Just Google 9/11/Daily Bell. You'll find dozens of stories ...
Posted by Dr Dre Headphones on 02/28/11 07:37 AM
Click to view link Thank you for your compliment, but you're exaggerating
Posted by Ed Hardy on 02/24/11 01:53 AM
With 80 percent of Americans not trusting their government, what is an "independent" investigation going to do?
Posted by Ed Hardy on 02/24/11 01:53 AM
Posted by Ghd Straighteners on 02/17/11 03:30 AM
It was all he would do to keep from screaming. Click to view link
Posted by Kevin Quinn on 11/26/10 10:54 AM
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Posted by Sean on 10/30/10 09:21 PM
How can "staff report" shame anyone? Whoever wrote this mud sling wouldn't even put their name on it. Shame, it would seem, is on you!
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We have called for a new 9/11 investigation. You probably need to read more than one of our article on 9/11
Posted by Her on 10/18/10 09:30 PM
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Posted by Blake on 09/18/10 05:02 PM
Most of the world knows that the visible and invisible details of 9/11 tantamount to a lie and the only people who are firm in it being an Islamic extremist terrorist attack is the government itself, the media and the sheeple. The rest are tin-foil hat wearing goobers who collaborate together and investigate everything for themselves. Sue them.
Posted by Puppet,, on 07/12/10 04:57 PM
And everybody really listens to FOX news...not!
Posted by America Needs Truth Now.. on 06/04/10 09:17 AM
Why WTC #7 fell is a mystery.. Anyone with half a brain and a semi-open mind HAS TO QUESTION the events surrounding its neat(neat- meaning perfectly straight down)tumble at 5:20 that day.. Then..and only THEN...questions begin to naturally gravitate towards the rest of the events that day.. How many here still believe the basically impossible theory of the death of John F. Kennedy ??... I need not say anything more..
Posted by Monte on 05/22/10 07:22 PM
the jury has voted: guilty of treason, your honor.
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the joo thingie: if you've never been in a roomful of joyfully argumentative jooze ..... then shaddup. we have our fascists too. And the rest of us know how to scramble to make an honest buck for our families.
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I knew that first day who dunnit (us). Been quite a burden but the truth continues to roll on.
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We still don't know where gen montague winfield, the man in charge of the pentagon's national military control center (200' beneath rumsfeld's private elevator) went during the most crucial 8:30 - 10:30 am hours. He was supposed to be on duty but ....... look it up yourself.
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Where have you people been?
Posted by Sharon Blake on 04/30/10 04:27 PM
This needs the space of a large book, however, when the President was in the school reading to the children a man came in whispered in the presidents ear and did anyone pay attention to Bushes reaction? What would your reaction have been to such a thing? I could go on and on about all the obvious things that make this a farce. It was diffenitely put on by the government just as the killing of Kennedy and his brother John. Wake up people.
Posted by John Renehan on 04/29/10 04:33 PM
It's not that they tell us these lies. It's that they think we are just dumb enough to believe this nonsense. The only way ignorant Americans would say hold the phone is if they said buildings in New Jersey fell to the ground.
Because if they say buildings fell within a mile it could be blamed on the ground shaking or other planes it those buildings. Take the Jew Chertoff out of his position and put a White man there and you might get something that might start to look like an investigation.
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A white man? What difference does skin color make?
Posted by George Matthews on 04/29/10 02:49 PM
If the whole country were to learn how much they have been lied to about cancer a disease which has been cured for fifty years. Click to view link
The Austism that just started to occur because of the vaccines. The government will never admit anything, because they don't have to. The truth about 9/11 won't come out, because it involves the Israeli Mossad. So even though we have paper trails the government will never say yes the Israeli Mossad committed 9/11.
For one thing the investigation is going to go the way (JEW) Chertoff tells it to go.
This is what happened in Russia and Germany. The people saw who was causing all the trouble. But the Jews had such a lock on the police, courts, media, doctors, lawyers, judges and politicians that to to put a stop to it the whole system has to come crashing down. The Jews have such a lock on America it's why we have to kiss Israel's arse time and time again. It's not what the Israelis do, it's because Americna Jews make us kiss their arse.
This country is run by big corporations. The only thing we have to do is replace the politicians every year in this country. These career politicians have destroyed this country.
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Are you sure this applies to all Jews equally? Or perhaps you are speaking of a small elite group that could be Jewish, but could be composed of other ethnicities as well. Perhaps the defining issue is one of wealth rather than religion.
Posted by George Matthews on 04/29/10 12:44 PM
The problem with 9/11 is that there are so many things that don't make sense. Unlike TWA 800 they only had to lie about a spark in a fuel tank. But 9/11 the pods under the planes. Are they going to say that planes look different over New York? The CIA and FBI who made millions shorting stocks on the airlines. What about the no kerosene running down the side of the building? What about the black boxes revealed nothing? What about no wreckage found at the Pentagon or in Penn? I mean you have a plane wreck, but there is no wreckage there. How do you pull that one off?
We have video of bombs going off on 9/11. How do they explain the bomb flashes? How do they explain buildings that tall falling in their own footprint? How do they explain now Jews in the trade towers and then we learn they were given warnings? The hard drives on the computers would have told this.
But the reason there have been no Jews arrested and the investigations ahve gone nowhere are the head of the FBI is a Zionist Jew (Chertoff). How did this Jew get this job over other people? Do we have so many Jews in this profession that they are more qualified than others? He took over from Freeh another Jew.
People open your eyes. It's not just the government, it's the Jews.
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We do not agree that the source of trouble in the world is the Jews. It seems to us a little simplistic.
Posted by Joe Bassett on 04/29/10 12:06 PM
The only thing the government will do anything about is the paper trail of the stocks bought. I mean a CIA or FBI person who doesn't even deal with the stock market a couple weeks prior to 9/11 shorts stocks on a certain airline and makes millions.
Come on people the FBI aren't doing their job. Then you have Silverstein with the tower seven laced with dynamite. There are other paper trails, but they can only hammer on things with a paper trail. The fact we saw a jet with a pod underneath or a missile going off.
Or the fact that when the plane hit the building there was no kerosene going down the building. There should have been thousands of gallons of kerosene falling from the sky, but none.