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September 10, 2010

“Kick out this hideous author

LETTERS
HAVING written a book The Punishment of Gaza – with an obvious content – Jewish Israeli Gideon Levy took great pleasure in making a vile speech at a meeting hosted by the Manchester Palestinian Solidarity Campaign.

I ask several questions about this hideous man:

1. Why hasn’t be been expelled from Israel?

2. Why hasn’t Mossad been ordered to eliminate him? After all, this group gained recent notoriety for targeting an enemy of Israel. And isn’t the worst enemy a citizen?

3. Why hasn’t this man been arrested on a charge of treason?

Arab members of the Knesset frequently attack Israel – and I find it incredulous they can remain MPs.

It would not be tolerated in this country.

Israel also tolerates the loathsome Neturei Karta and even pays them to spread their message that the country which gives them freedom and safety, can tour the world, siding with the Palestinians to proclaim that Israel shouldn’t exist.

They have expressed horror that a senior Israeli rabbi had suggested it was OK to kill Palestinians, yet they never express outrage when Israel Jews are murdered by their Palestinian friends.

Crazy standards.

Brian Lux,
…….

E-MAIL: letters@jewishtelegraph.com

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9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered

Peter Dale Scott: “I do know for a certainty that there has been a cover-up of 9/11”

Video on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0HJdvD6SJk&fs=1&hl=fr_FR

Peter Dale Scott a former Canadian diplomat and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His most recent books are Drugs, Oil, and War (2005), The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (2007), The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War (2008) and Mosaic Orpheus (poetry, 2009).

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. Nine-eleven, 2010, nine years after the events that helped shape the beginning of this century, led to the war in Afghanistan, became the rationale for the war in Iraq, and nine years later, debate still rages. What really happened on 9/11? And why? And who’s responsible? Millions of people still have questions about what really happened, including author Peter Dale Scott, former Canadian diplomat, retired professor at the University of Berkeley, a researcher and author. Here’s a little bit of what he’s written. “I do not know the truth of what happened on 9/11. I do know for a certainty that there has been a cover-up of 9/11; and also, what the 9/11 Commission itself admits, that there has been high-level governmental lying about what happened, and what didn’t happen, on that day. It became clear to me early on that 9/11 was another in a string of what I have called ‘deep events'”. Now joining us from Berkeley, California, is Peter Dale Scott. Thanks very much for joining us, Peter.

PROF. PETER DALE SCOTT: I’m glad to be back with you.

JAY: So what questions about 9/11 are left unanswered for you?

SCOTT: Well, just about all of them. We don’t know what brought the buildings down. We don’t know who was on the planes and what their exact role was. Let’s start with what we do know. We know that a lot of the first testimony given to the 9/11 commission was, by their own account, false. They actually considered prosecutions of people for covering up. And both the cochairmen have agreed that they never did get the truth on some basic matters. So they’re more satisfied with their product than I am, because they’re convinced that it was 19 Arab hijackers. I don’t know that. What most interests me, and I said this in my book, The Road to 9/11, that morning, Vice President Cheney became a key figure, because President Bush was in Air Force One flying all over the country, and he has given two different accounts of what he did on that day. One of them I think is false and I think is designed to cover up what is perhaps the most important event in the US response on that day, which was to invoke the procedures of what’s called continuity of government, something which Cheney himself had been planning, working on for 20 years before that.

JAY: Peter, before we get into that (and we will dig into that), let’s go back to the beginning of what you said. Why do we have reason to doubt that on that plane were 19 terrorists and so on? That part of the story I don’t think is what the people who are critiquing from the 9/11 Commission themselves, who have said there—things were covered up, they’re not suggesting that’s a piece of what was covered up, are they?

SCOTT: No. No, not that. What they really focus on are the timetables that the military initially provided about when they knew about the planes and when the fighters were finally mustered up into the air and that sort of thing. But it’s very significant. These are, you know, full generals and so on who, in effect, the cochairs of the commission have accused of perjury. They’re saying that it was just false testimony. And it is irreconcilable with other things that are known. I don’t think it’s very fruitful at this stage, after nine years, to start rehearsing all of the details as to what we don’t know. I must say for myself a very big priority would be what brought down World Trade Center building number seven, which was not hit by a plane, which was separated. There was another building in between the towers, which fell, and building seven, which fell. And although there was a lot of fire damage to World Trade Center 6 in between, it did not fall. That is something, I think, which we should all be asking for an explanation to. And here again there has been lying. I mean, the first NIST reports [National Institute of Standards and Technology] said even the best explanation has only a small probability of being true. And then, since then, they conducted a very full investigation—or they said it was very full—and then someone said, well, what do you think about the possibility of an implosion, that it was brought down by a controlled implosion? And they said, oh, we didn’t look into that. So it was—.

JAY: That’s building seven you’re talking about.

SCOTT: Building seven, yes.

JAY: Yeah. In their report, I think they attribute it to fire, but they do acknowledge that there’s never been a building that came down as a result of the fire the way seven did. The other two is little different issue ’cause there’s so little precedent for what happened there. But as you said, seven was just fire without being hit by anything.

SCOTT: The other two, there was airplane fuel, which might or might not have been a factor, depending on who you believe.

JAY: Maybe one of the really interesting things here is that there’s just so many millions of people that simply won’t accept the official version of that. That in itself has some significance about what people think, in terms of how this whole story’s been presented.

SCOTT: And in the case of the buildings, there’s this organization Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and these are qualified people who are united in saying that the explanations the government has offered just aren’t good.

JAY: Part of this that’s always intrigued me is what’s on the public record and acknowledged by everyone, more or less, as true, and that doesn’t seem to ever have been properly accounted for. For example, Condoleezza Rice gets a memo saying Osama bin Laden plans to attack America on American soil. You have the FBI in Minneapolis say they’ve been trying to get someone’s computer who they say is doing training, and they’re stopped. You have the guy that wrote the history of the Mossad, who is a credible British journalist, saying that the Mossad tried to tell the FBI and CIA that something was coming, that they’d infiltrated a cell, and nobody wanted to hear it.

SCOTT: So did the Egyptians. So, possibly, did the Germans. Yes, there were. I think the 9/11 Report itself says that the system was blinking red in the month before. And there was the famous August 6, 2001, warning. And then Bush went off to Crawford, Texas, and Cheney went off to Wyoming, which is interesting to me, because also in the ’80s he would disappear for a summer holiday, but actually he was on a very secret project, nine-oh-eight, which was to plan for continuity of government, for the rules and emergency measures which were invoked on September 11.

JAY: Well, the issue of continuity of government is something which is quite verifiable in terms of the data, as I understand. So in the next segment of our interview, let’s drill into what was this continuity of government plan, and also let’s talk about the fact that it’s still in place, if I understand it correctly. So please join us for the next segment of our interview with Peter Dale Scott.

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LAST CHANCE TO USE THE WALL AS A MESSAGEBOARD

Dear Sendamessage customer,

Three years on and 1,489 messages covering a distance of 9.5 kilometres,
the Sendamessage project is coming to an end. We are closing the shop on
1st October 2010. 

However, all orders received before this date will be
sprayed and delivered.

So if you know anyone that might find this a cool idea, or anyone who'd
be grateful for the tip, tell them to visit www.sendamessage.nl before
1st October 2010.

We would like to thank you as a customer for your support, trust and for
the inspiration you gave us. You made a miracle happen. The Wall project
was listed by Time Magazine as ‘most influential graffiti art'. Through
the media, the project and the Palestinians trapped behind the Wall,
reached an audience of over 550 million. 

We will always remember this story: Caspar from Holland is celebrating
his honeymoon in Indonesia. Sitting next to him is his wife, to whom he
proposed with a message on the Wall, and they are watching a clip about
the Wall project on an international news channel. Then, as the camera
zooms in, it points directly at Caspar's marriage proposal on the Wall
in Palestine. 

Finally, thanks again for giving Palestinians new hope by showing them
they have not been forgotten. That message certainly came through. 

Justus van Oel, Ben Melis, Pete Mulder, Anna Bartak (Sendamessage Holland)
Faris Arouri, Yusef Njim, and supporting members of PFF (Bir Zeit, Palestine) 

PS. If you want to send us a message, other then ordering, before 1st
October 2010, send a mail to info@sendamessage.nl. After that we'll be
very busy with our new project.

bombs rock Gaza. talk about that at synagogue tomorrow

From the International Solidarity Movement’s press release, written by Adie Nistelrooy:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10 September 2010

Gaza City, GAZA STRIP

The Israeli military carried out air strikes on three regions of the Gaza Strip late last night, as inhabitants were preparing to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, the Mulim holiday marking the end the holy month of Ramadan that starts today. It constitute the second missile attack by Israel on Gaza since negotiations resumed on 2 September 2010.

Just before 11PM (midnight Israeli time) last night (9 Sept. 2010) Israel dropped two missiles on Gaza City, three on Rafah, one on Beit Hanoun and a further missile on Deir Al Balah, a second central Gaza location.

Following the Gaza City bombing, which witnesses on the scene said landed inches from the spot of a previous missile attack near Arafat’s Compound one month ago, only two slight injuries have been reported so far.

However in Rafah, in south Gaza, it is feared that there may be casualties as there are currently reports of missing persons, predominantly among men who work in the tunnels connecting the besieged Gaza Strip to Egypt. The Jerusalem Post reported that Palestinian security forces had announced at least five injured.

As well as the missile dropped from the air on Beit Hanoun, in the north of the Gaza Strip, an Israeli tank also fired six shells. The target was a military training site of the armed wing of Hamas.

There are also unconfirmed reports of missiles in Khan Younis.

At the time of writing, one hour after the attacks, war planes were still hovering over Gaza, and residents said they feared further attacks.

Background

Media contacts:
ISM Gaza, Adie Nistelrooy: 05977 176 96
ISM Media Office, Ramallah: 05461 800 56

Check out Tilde’s blog for photos of the damage:

*I’m keeping the title even though upon slight reflection I realize that it’s somewhat gratuitously belligerent. Why? Because Israel chose last night–Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan–to bomb defenseless Gaza. Israel purposefully pummels defenseless Gaza on their and our holy days. Who exactly is being anti-Semitic here by ensuring that Muslims in Gaza identify Jews as people willing to use violence to desecrate their religion’s holy day?

SEVEN DEADLY MYTHS – Amnon Noiman

Thank you Gilad

Amnon Noiman testifies at Zochrot, in Tel Aviv, 06/19/2010. Testimony is part of the upcoming documentary Seven deadly Myths.
http://sevendeadlymyths.webs.com
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Seven Deadly Myths is an upcoming documentary by journalist Lia Tarachansky. It is an exploration of the myths and realities of the 1948 war and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem. It features veterans of the war, as well as historians who fought to reveal the true history of the events that took place in 1947-1949 and led to the creation of the state of Israel.
http://sevendeadlymyths.webs.com

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