have you ever even heard of Gladio B?

I’d only recently learned of it, and quite accidentally.  Now most of us are familiar with Operation Gladio. This is the most concise version of Operation Gladio I was able to find, essentially: ‘part of a post-World War II program set up by the CIA and NATO [as well as MI-6] supposedly to thwart future Soviet/communist invasions or influence in Italy and Western Europe. In the absence of Soviet invasion, it seems to have been to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through the use of “the strategy of tension,” including false-flag terrorism. Think most recently: violent provocateurs Venezuela, same for Nicaragua, now Haiti again (with police snipers), where else in Our Backyard just in the past year or two?

From ‘Wikispooks’ (not kidding) online encyclopedia (As it’s all creative commons, I’ll borrow at will.):

Operation Gladio B’ (also referred to as Gladio 2) is a codename the FBI used since 1997 for ongoing relations between the US intelligence community, the US military and Al Qaeda. This was revealed by whistleblower Sibel Edmonds (whose information Daniel Ellsberg rates as “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers. The original Operation Gladio was the European network of fascist “stay-behind” cells that NATO/CIA/MI6 trained to carry out bombings and assassinations in the event of a Soviet invasion. Gladio B substituted Muslims for fascists, and continues to carry out false flag attacks in Europe and maybe elsewhere.

Apart from Alan Francovich‘s remarkable 1992 film which was broadcast on the BBC, the original Operation Gladio has received minimal attention by commercially-controlled media, considering that it killed maybe 2000 people, was discussed in the European Parliament and later officially investigated by at least 5 national governments. Coverage has been fragmented and shied away from asking obvious and important questions such as “Why did NATO order terrorist attacks inside NATO countries?… Why have most national governments not followed the EU’s resolution and attempted to investigate it?… Do we have any evidence that this program has been discontinued?” Gladio/B is even less well known. Corporate media have treated the topic as a third rail. Two anonymous Sunday Times journalists report that senior Pentagon and MI6 sources confirmed her story, but it was inexplicably dropped under the pressure of undisclosed “interest groups”, which they suggest were associated with the U.S. State Department.

In short, as of 2017, no official narrative exists on Gladio/B. Wikipedia, to its credit, has a redirect page to Sibel Edmonds where it provides a summary mention her allegations.

[Sibel Edmonds has been an energetic independent journalist, attempting to raise awareness about the deep state and the corruption she saw evidence of while working for the FBI. In August 2004, she set up the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. She later started a website, Boiling Frogs Post and even later, NewsBud.]

Sibel Edmonds summarizes the objective of Gladio B as “projecting U.S. power in the former Soviet sphere of influence to access previously untapped strategic energy and mineral reserves for U.S. and European companies; pushing back Russian and Chinese power; and expanding the scope of lucrative criminal activities, particularly illegal arms and drugs trafficking.

In a February 2013 video, James Corbett says that revelations about Gladio B have come almost exclusively from Sibel Edmonds, who stated that US “counter-terrorist” agencies have in fact been working very closely with leaders of the same “terrorists” they are officially opposing. This substantiates other claims that the rise of ISIS was a “willful decision” of the US government, such as those of Michael T. Flynn and Paul Williams. Gladio’s extreme secrecy may explain his apparent failure to understand this decision; although Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, he may well not have been aware of the Operation Gladio/B operation.

[Ack, 55 mins. these are apparently more of the Cliffs Notes]:

No operations of Operation Gladio/B have been officially admitted.

US cooperation with Al Qaeda

Sibel Edmonds revealed that senior US intelligence agents were regularly meeting Ayman al-Zawahiri (then leader of Al Qaeda) at the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan and Baku, starting in 1997 and continuing right up to the 9/11 attacks. They were also meeting members of the bin Laden family (including Osama Bin Laden) and other mujahideen who were transported by NATO aircraft to Central Asia and the Balkans to participate in false flag “destabilization operations”. Other people were also flown, on US Intelligence orders, to Turkey, a major base of the operations where agents were trained and prepared to participate in these operations. Edmonds specifically reported that some of the 9/11 hijackers were being trained there. This fits with Michael Springmann‘s testimony that his visa denials to the majority of the 19 hijackers were regularly overruled by the US State Department.

September 11 Attacks

Edmonds has stated that 9-1 was a Gladio/B Operation and that Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri worked with the key U.S. government officials for 3 months after 9/11 to coordinate false flag destabilization operations in the Caucus region.

[Then several examples of Gladio B operations and false flags…]

Edmonds points to the international drugs trade as a key role in funding black ops such as Operation Gladio/B. She notes that in 2001, without providing any evidence that the country was in any way involved, the US invaded the world’s largest producer of opium, Afghanistan. She claims that the main areas of Gladio B money laundering are Cyprus, Malta and Dubai.

A huge upswing in opium production after the unprovoked US invasion of the country following 9/11.

Opium production has greatly increased since the US lead invasion. As with Gary Webb‘s well documented case that the CIA was heavily involved in cocaine trafficking, the commercially-controlled media has refused to show much interest in the evidence.

Nuclear Black Market

Sibel Edmonds reported a Turkish and Israeli run network which paid top intelligence officials to steal nuclear weapon secrets that were sold on the international black market to countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These and other allegations were confirmed by the Sunday Times after speaking to Pentagon and MI6 sources, and by obtaining a document signed by an FBI official confirming the operation’s existence. However, apparently due to pressure from political intelligence committees, the document itself was never published.

Edmonds told Washington’s Blog:

“For the past 11 years I have been emphasizing that my State Secrets Privilege & Gag Orders had to do with the FBI files (covering period 1996-2002 February) on covert-terrorist operations in Caucasus and Central Asia backed, managed and armed by US actors. These US-NATO directed operations in the region involved Bin-Laden and mainly Zawahiri ….. The FBI documents contained damning evidence (audio and written) collected between 1996-2002 tying these terror operations directly to the U.S. persons in the State Department/CIA and Pentagon. Also, how the State Department got Congress to grant huge amounts of funds to “front“ NGOs and businesses (mainly Turkish companies in US-listed/members of ATC) to funnel money to the terrorist cells in this region.”

The Wikispooks entry has a lot more about Sibel Edmunds’ journalism and claims being ‘untouchable’ by mainstream media, including a 2008 quote by ex-CIA agent Phillip Geraldi in which he notes “She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Edmonds’ account is full of dates, places, and names. And if she is to be believed…  and a similar quote by Daniel Ellsberg on her writings and theories being embargoed.

There are several operational examples, although the Ukraine example doesn’t fit with the central thesis: muslims not communists.  But of course you may be pinging the false flag gas attacks, etc. by the award-winning stars of stage and screen The White Helmets.  But I’ll paste in a portion of the long entry following, much of which will ring a bell:

ISIS/ISIL

The Islamic State (ISIL)(ISIS)(Daesh) was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain’s MI6, Israel’s Mossad, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). A large number of ISIL mercenaries are convicted criminals, death row inmates released from Saudi prisons on condition they join ISIL. ISIS/ISIL are involved in the CIA-NATO supported insurgency in Syria directed against the government of Bashar al Assad.

A Jordanian official reported ISIS leaders being trained by U.S. Intelligence at a CIA base in Jordan which were then used for [false flag] destabilization operations in Syria and later in Iraq. Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA. Investigative journalist William Engdahl wrote on RT that “key members of ISIS it now emerges were trained by US CIA and Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012, according to informed Jordanian officials.”

In May 2015, government documents were obtained by Judicial Watch via FOIA. The document from 2012, outlines the situation in Syria. It read:

“The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [Al Qaeda Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria. The West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey Support the opposition; while Russia, China, and Iran Support the Regime”

This debunks the corporate media lie that Washington’s support is only for “moderate rebels”.

Under ‘related links’ at the bottom is ‘Gladio B: The Origins of NATO’s Secret Islamic Terrorist Proxies’, webpage by Tom Secker.

The US State Department calls belief in both Operation Gladio and Gladio B ‘conspiracy theories, and while I’m a tad unsure on the B, Gladio might be called instead by William Blum ‘a coincidence theory’.  That said, as night follows day, B might follow the original Gladio A, so I’m not discounting it. What's your take?

This is spyculture.com on Edmunds’ research, embargoed publications rewritten as fiction, featuring both Operation Gladio and Gladio B.

(cross-posted from Café Babylon)

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Big Al's picture

I guess some us didn't really need to know about a Gladio B to know that it was happening. 9/11, still the elephant in the room. And Trump won't touch it, no one will touch it. That really kind of tells the story of our government, the fact that without exception, every single politician stays within the boundaries set by the controllers.

Relative to Edmonds' account, this stands out to me,

"Edmonds has stated that 9-11 was a Gladio/B Operation and that Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri worked with the key U.S. government officials for 3 months after 9/11 to coordinate false flag destabilization operations in the Caucus region."

That would edge in on the CT about Bin Laden dying of kidney failure in Dec 2001.

If anyone needed proof that the U.S. creates and works with terrorists, all they have to do is look what's happened and is happening in Syria. It's clear as can be.

P.S. you heard about William Bluhm right?

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@Big Al

'well, well, well...' yes, one elephant in the room. but then there's the fictionalized warren report, too.

but yeah, white helmets in syria, blue helmets in ukraine, all of which putsch was US-sponsored, including spooks. got some links about that, might write em up, but elections aren't even until jan.1, so...we'll see.

but as to your CT and bin laden, anthony freda seems to think close to that as well. me, i'd thank he was in a tank somewhere....

but they'd obviously meant 'the Caucasus region' instead. no, i knew nothing, but is this perhaps what you mean? i got on his twitter account... 'William Blum of ‘Anti-Empire Report’ needs help', mondoweiss.net oh, the poor man, his poor family.

and come to think of it, this fits allegorically into your 'well, well, well...'

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bingle 'wikileaks and gladio b', and this kicked this up, fwiw: 'WikiLeaks, Hillary-Gulen Intimate Ties & How the Clintons Gave Birth to Mullah Gulen’s Terrorist Network', newsbud.com, s. edmunds, aug. 12, 2016

“In this episode of Spotlight with Sibel and Spiro we discuss the notorious USA-based Mullah Fethullah Gulen and Operation Gladio B in light of Wikileaks’ recent announcement that they plan to release a new batch of e-mails exposing the intimate ties between Hillary Clinton and Gulen’s 25+ Billion shady network. Sibel Edmonds explains how Fethullah Gulen was brought into the United States during the Clinton Administration, and how Bill Clinton’s White House, the State Department and the Justice Department’s Janet Reno provided the infamous mullah and his terrorism-heroin operations with blanket immunity and protection. We also take a look at Clinton’s hand-picked handlers, Graham Fuller and Mark Grossman, selected to manage and direct Gulen’s cells in the U.S. and abroad.”

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part in creating the enemies that they then have to fight. Why the hell cant they make deals with countries to get the resources like the other grown up countries do?

Wasn't Sibel muzzled for releasing this information? I had read about how we supported the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and that Bush was in contact with the bin laden family. I used to have a picture of Bandar Bush laughing with Bush and Cheney the day after on the WH balcony. Then there's that time when no planes were flying except that one full of bin ladens. The Saudis supported them while they were living here with the CIA and FBIs knowledge. The media seemed to yawn when the 28 pages of the 9/11 report came out that showed that. Apparently people here didn't seem to mind it either because I heard nothing when it did. Here's hoping though that the Saudis will be found guilty and have to pay oodles of money to the 9/11 families.

No wonder Obama didn't charge Bush for torturing people and no president before him has ever been charged with war crimes. When willingly breaking ones oath to the people to defend them from enemies foreign and domestic doesn't bring a charge of treason why would any other crimes committed bring prosecutions?

Yep. The opioid epidemic exploded after we invaded Afghanistan and made the Taliban increase the poppy production which was then guarded by our troops. Wonder how they felt doing something that resulted in the people that they swore to protect addicted to them? Probably not as bad as training the terrorists who then killed their brethren. What a twisted web being spun.

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“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”

- Teddy Roosevelt

edited for clarity

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@snoopydawg

including your rhetorical questions, but observations as well. alas, it's closing time for me as 3:30 a.m. comes early, and today was 3-loaaves -of-bread day as well. so, tomorrow for at least a semi-coherent response.

tonight's closing song, perhaps not much a lullaby depending on one's persuasion is from the amazing bruce cockburn. i admit i'll enjoy hearing the song until i fall asleep:

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backward, no prosecutions.' Obomba must have known he'd become a war criminal while wearing the Nobel Peace medal, eh?

oh, yes, sibel was muzzled, for instance, on her wiki page post fbi:

"In April 2004, Edmonds claimed she had provided information to the panel investigating the September 11 attacks in February that year. Although she started work shortly after 9/11 and worked for just over six months, she claimed knowledge of information circulating within the FBI during spring and summer of 2001. The session was closed and over three hours long, she said. Reportedly, she told the commission that the FBI knew of a planned attack months away and the terrorists were in place. She stated, "There was general information about the time-frame, about methods to be used but not specifically about how they would be used and about people being in place and who was ordering these sorts of terror attacks. There were other cities that were mentioned. Major cities with skyscrapers."[12] On the 26th, a deposition of Edmonds was quashed under the state secrets privilege.[19]
On 13 May 2004, Ashcroft submitted statements to justify the use of the state secrets privilege against the planned deposition by Edmonds,[20] and the same day, the FBI retroactively classified as Top Secret all of the material and statements that had been provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2002 relating to Edmonds's own lawsuit, as well as the letters that had been sent by the Senators and republished by the Project on Government Oversight

On 23 June 2004, the retroactive reclassification was challenged in a suit filed by the Project on Government Oversight, citing fear that the group might be retroactively punished for having published the letters on its website. The Justice Department tried to get the suit dismissed, and the Justice Department explicitly approved their release to the Project on Government Oversight.[22] The reclassification did, however, keep Edmonds from testifying in the class action suit as well as her own whistleblower suit.[23][24] The latter decision was appealed, and Inspector General Glenn A. Fine released a summary of the audit report, claiming "that many of her allegations were supported, that the FBI did not take them seriously enough, and that her allegations were, in fact, the most significant factor in the FBI's decision to terminate her services. Rather than investigate Edmonds's allegations vigorously and thoroughly, the FBI concluded that she was a disruption and terminated her contract."

yepper, purdy Spooooky, so to speak, skies empty of all flights save for 'repatriation' of saudis. great pic of GI guarding the poppy field.

on edit: in her own words, she became a 'classified woman' (the title of her memoirs).

she'd penned 'the lone gladio' as fiction, i assume the title's a parody of 'the lone gunman'.

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@snoopydawg

Yep. The opioid epidemic exploded after we invaded Afghanistan and made the Taliban increase the poppy production which was then guarded by our troops.

When I asked a close acquaintance actually over in Afghanistan at the time what he thought we were trying to do there his response was, "It looks like we're guarding poppy fields."

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Let's not forget Israel's role in 9/11. Remember the dancing Israelis who were seen dancing and cheering when the towers came down?

Israel Celebrates Successful 9/11 Operation on Purim Holiday

For more than eleven years, Israel has been wildly celebrating the success of its 9/11 operation against the United States of America. The latest example: Israeli children recently dressed up as the burning Twin Towers, complete with impaled exploding airplanes, to celebrate the bizarre Jewish holiday known as Purim.

Purim exalts and commemorates an ancient operation very much like 9/11. It glorifies the deceptions of Esther, who concealed her Jewish identity to seduce the King of Persia, then slyly tricked him into slaughtering 75,000 people deemed “enemies of the Jews.”

In other words, Purim celebrates Jews lying, secretly penetrating the highest levels of government, and manipulating the leaders of an empire into mass-murdering perceived “enemies of the Jewish people.” That is exactly what the neoconservative Likudnik extremists – Wolfowitz, Perle, Libby, and the rest – did on September 11th, 2001. The only difference is that these modern, neocon Esthers would eventually kill millions of innocent people, not just 75,000.

And if they succeed in tricking the US into attacking Iran on behalf of Israel, thereby launching World War III, today’s neocon Esthers could kill tens or even hundreds of millions.

The Israeli schoolchildren dressed up as the burning Twin Towers are not the first Zionists to wildly celebrate Israel’s biggest-ever attack on America.

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That honor belongs to the “dancing Israelis,” five Mossad spies who set up their cameras in Liberty State Park, across the harbor from the World Trade Center, early in the morning of September 11th, 2001, and pointed those cameras at the as-yet-undamaged Twin Towers. (Their video of the first plane hitting the North Tower has never been publicly released.)

When the planes hit the Towers, the “dancing Israelis” went wild. They began leaping, cavorting, and high-fiving each other. As the Towers burned, the “dancing Israelis” took pictures of each other holding up burning cigarette lighters in front of the burning Towers. And when the Towers were blasted to powder in explosive controlled demolitions, the “dancing Israelis” went crazy with joy. Their plan had succeeded

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Later, back in Israel, the “dancing Israelis” went on television and admitted their complicity in 9/11, but denied having planted the explosives that destroyed the Twin Towers, saying: “We were only there to document the event.” (How did they know there would be an event to document?)

Another Israeli who visibly could not contain his joy at the success of 9/11’s “Operation Esther” was Benjamin Netanyahu. When the once and future Israeli Prime Minister was asked about his reaction to 9/11, he said: “It’s very good!” Then, catching himself, he added that while it wasn’t exactly good, it was certainly good for Israel.

So what you're saying, Bibi is that the deaths of 3,000 Americans was very good because it meant that you could get your wars on which would get even more Americans killed all so that Iraqis could also be killed?

The next thing that needs to come out is who wired the buildings with explosives and who gave the orders to do it?

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@snoopydawg

but i hadn't any idea how far the jubilation had gone in israel. my stars, this:

"Later, back in Israel, the “dancing Israelis” went on television and admitted their complicity in 9/11, but denied having planted the explosives that destroyed the Twin Towers, saying: “We were only there to document the event.” (How did they know there would be an event to document?)"

bibi's malevolent quote i hadn't heard either, and not to be stooopid, 'attack iran' for it?

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@wendy davis

There has been a lot of dubious (to say the least) information spread about what happened on 9/11, who did what, who was where, etc. etc. etc. Lots of people with lots of axes to grind, some of them quite sinister, have been very busy.

By the way, can I point out that the description of Purim in that quote is viciously slanted?

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takes might be, good on ya for advising double-checking sources. may i ask you how and where? now when i'd begun digging for info and links for this diary, i'd been aware that edmonds (keep wanting to type 'edmunds' all the time) had become a tad too fringe for my tastes on a few recent issues, but a lot of the footnotes on her wiki show links to agreements from some fibbies, leahy, and grassley, agreed that the fbi should be investigated. iirc, they were...for about five minutes.

as in the quote above to her testimony to the 9-11 commission having been classified, why bury it then claim 'state secrets privilege'?

i've forgotten most of what i'd ever known about the 9-11 report and the criticisms (wiki page), but even beginning to scan the beginning of it triggered a few memories.

but edmonds cites a number of leaders in turkey, italy, chechnya?)and elsewhere backing up a of her contentions as to how gladio operations were effected. the twin towers? it's actually the third rail of amerikan politics, imo.

back in the day, a commenter at my.firedoglake constantly took me to task for never writing diaries that exposed that '9/11 was an inside job', as he'd dedicated his life after sept. 2001, his questionable artwork, to the issue. i'd answer in part that a) that's all i would study, b) imagining that any entity would so devalue human life
purposely is a thought i can't bear, and c) to what purpose? i did finally tape a film by the 9/11 windows (or close), but i never finished it, to say the truth.

i know that david swanson (world beyond war), daniel elberg, and former fibbie colleen rowley have both endorsed a lot of what edmonds has written, although i plead 'confirmation bias' there.

i totally agree that the fellow who'd written that at snoopydawg's veteran's today link was over the top vicious in his polemical rage at the hypocrisy.

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@wendy davis

There's a real hatred and total non-comprehension of Jewish religion in general and Purim in particular. Purim is rather less "bizarre" than Guy Fawkes Day (celebrating the failure of a violent coup attempt in England and the execution of the perpetrators). And Guy Fawkes was relatively recent history....

Frankly, anybody can put really bizarre and hateful twists on anybody else's religious (and sometimes secular) holidays if that's what they really want to do.

I would also not attach any greater importance to the "burning towers" getups than I would to some of the more ghoulish things American kids wear for Halloween. Bad taste knows no boundaries of nationality, religion, or anything else - and it's a phase that can only be outgrown. You can't talk kids out of it, or educate them out of it; they have to grow out of it by themselves.

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as it's not an observance i know; the only one we celebrate is chanukah, and i've always liked the idea of succoth. yes, duff(?) came across as very anti-semitic, at the very least using 'jews' as monolithic in how and wy they celebrate purmi. also, as he'd provided no linked evidence to 'they said on teevee...', nor did he mention why they'd said 'we didn't plant the explosives'. wasn't that one of the theories? that one building imploded from explosions, many debunked it as they could/would/did. iirc (doubtful), that was one of the bases for it being 'an inside job'.

i don't agree with you, however, that parents/guardians can't teach their children not to have burning twin towers as costumes. that one was elaborate enough that one could posit that adults had helped create it, and that's just ugly.

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@wendy davis

as evidenced by what we've got occupying the White House.

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are usually created, but not always (as per jonathan kellerman), but that's a far longer conversation. but may i remind you that i hadn't brought the veterans today link? seems like that has kinda derailed this comment stream.

peace to you when you can manage it, the other maven.

but 'teach your children well' wasn't just a hippie song. ; )

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@wendy davis

because there are so many conspiracy theories about it and so many of them are toxic.

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you are quoting? Are they reputable? Are they scandalmongers? They blatantly have at least one very ugly axe to grind - are there more?

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from the 'criticisms of the 9-11 commission' wiki page, , some amazing bits of cover-ups and white-washing:

the conflicts of interest section is epic, including that dubya had first appointed fracking henry kissinger to head the commission, executive director phil zelikow kinda lied about his communications w/ the white house, condi rice, and karl rove.

“In addition, other members had ties which could be viewed as conflicts of interest. Jamie Gorelick, while serving in the Department of Justice under the Clinton administration, developed the policy (the "wall memo") that prevented communication between various government law enforcement and intelligence agencies, specifically the FBI and CIA.[4] She also is on the board of United Technologies. Gorelick's firm has agreed to represent Prince Mohammed al Faisal in the suit by the 9/11 families. The families contend that al Faisal has legal responsibility for the 9/11 attacks.”

‘Commission chairmen Lee H. Hamilton and Thomas H. Kean accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of making a conscious decision to impede the commission’s inquiry after the agency received a memorandum prepared by Philip D. Zelikow, the panel's former executive director.’

evidence obtained by torture? groovy two shoes, asshats.

‘For more than two years after the attacks, officials with North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided inaccurate information about the response to the hijackings in testimony and media appearances. Authorities suggested that US air defenses had reacted quickly, that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings and that fighters were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington, D.C..

The Commission reported a year later that audiotapes from NORAD's Northeast headquarters and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and at one point chased a phantom aircraft—American Airlines Flight 11—long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.[11] For example, Maj. Gen. Larry Arnold and Col. Alan Scott told the commission that NORAD had begun tracking United 93 at 9:16 a.m., but the commission determined that the airliner was not even hijacked until 12 minutes later. According to later testimony, the military was not aware of the flight until after it had crashed in Pennsylvania.’

‘limited scope’

The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, consisting of former FBI, NSA and other federal intelligence experts, claim the 9/11 Commission report was fundamentally flawed because the Commission refused to hear, ignored, or censored testimony about the many pre–September 11 warnings given to the FBI and US intelligence agencies. These federal whistleblowers claim that in an effort to avoid having to hold any individual accountable, the 9/11 Commission turned a blind eye on FBI agent-provided evidence before September 11 regarding the 9/11 plot.’

The 9/11 Commission: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts’, Sibel Edmonds & Bill Weaver, nswbc.org (national security whistleblowers)

“On the Fifth anniversary of the September Eleven Terror Attacks, we, the National Security Whistleblowers, want to go on record one more time to reiterate the significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the 9/11 commission by those of us from the Intelligence, Aviation, and Law Enforcement communities, but ended up being censored and omitted. The failure to address such serious and relevant issues, witnesses, and information renders the report flawed and the commissioners parties to a fraud on the nation.

The following Veteran National Security experts were turned away, ignored, or censored by the 9/11 Commission, even though they had direct and relevant information related to the Commission’s investigation:
http://www.nswbc.org/Press%20Releases/NSWBC-911Comm.htm

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