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Jesse Ventura Challenges Feds About 9/11, The CIA, & Much More

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April 5, 2011: Uploaded by / YouTube via Atomic News Review - April 4, 2011

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Jesse Ventura has come a long way in the past few years… Kudos! - SJH 

Link to original video below…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck0sF5wnH4Q

Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: The 9/11 Pentagon ‘Attack’

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December 19, 2010: Steven John Hibbs / The Tonka Report (TTR) – December 19, 2010

Kudos to TruTV and Governor Ventura for once again going where no corporate mainstream media dare venture.

These are all valid points and questions he raises that those of us after having watched the events of 9/11 unfold, and then researching exhaustively ever since, have been elucidating and asking for nearly 10 years now.

Take a good look at the image to the right: Is there a Boeing 757 jet airliner visible anywhere? Where is the debris?

Besides the obvious facts of a cover-up, ie. no plane debris, no passenger bodies on site, an impossible flight path by unqualified pilots, phantom phone calls that could not have been made, $2.3 trillion missing from the Pentagon the day before, all video tape immediately confiscated, etc., ad nauseum, the main point that Jesse brings to focus is this… Cui bono? Who benefitted!   

Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: 911 Pentagon Attack – (Full Episode)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrZ14NRbT-s

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Nothing new was revealed here, except to those in a coma for the past 9 years. It’s time to face the facts, America… Or are you still too traumatized from learning Santa Claus was a lie as well?! 9/11 was an inside job… Our government murdered nearly 3000 of its own citizens on September 11, 2001, and over 1,000,000 innocent people in the consequent illegal wars ever since that horrific crime! - SJH 

Link to original article below…

https://stevenjohnhibbs.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/conspiracy-theory-with-jesse-ventura-the-911-pentagon-attack/

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange Is Granted Bail But Remains Locked Up?

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December 14, 2010: London Telegraph Editors / The London Telegraph – December 14, 2010

The 39-year-old Australian is wanted by prosecutors in Sweden over claims that he sexually assaulted two women.

At an extradition hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, a judge granted him conditional bail, only for him to be told two hours later that he must remain behind bars pending the appeal, which must be heard within the next 48 hours.

Speaking outside the court, solicitor Mark Stephens said:

“Finally, after two hours we have heard that the Swedes will not abide with the umpire’s decision and they want to put Mr Assange through yet more trouble, more expense and more hurdles. “They clearly will not spare any expense to keep Mr Assange in jail. This is really turning into a show trial.”

Celebrity backer Jemima Khan said she did not want to comment further on the fresh bid for bail. She said: “There are people far more intellectual than me who have something to say today.”

Journalist John Pilger, who last week offered £20,000 to help raise bail for Mr Assange, said the unbalanced European arrest warrant is at the centre of the case against Assange. He said before bail was granted: “If he does not get bail, the battle will continue at the High Court and we will support him there.”

The award-winning journalist added that he feared Assange will ultimately be extradited to the United States, where he could face life in prison. He accused the Obama administration of a “vindictive” attitude towards whistleblowers. Mr Pilger added: “The Swedes have managed to contravene almost every human right in this case – congratulations, Sweden. It is chaotic.”

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said he was drawn to support the case because of the importance of exposing human rights abuses. He said: “It is very important to defend WikiLeaks when it is exposing criminals and human rights abuses…War criminals, corrupt officials and human rights abusers are walking free, no one is taking them to court…The man whose website helps to expose their wrongdoing has been held in prison facing extradition.”

Gavin Macfadyen, of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, said he has offered a substantial surety. He said: “I am a great believer in whistleblowing and the protection of whistlelowers…Julian Assange has provided the most secure platform we have ever seen for people with a crisis of confidence to tell the public their concerns. And I think he is a nice guy.”

Assange was bailed on condition he provide a security of £200,000 to the court and guarantee two sureties, each of £20,000. His passport must remain with the police and he cannot apply for international travel, District Judge Howard Riddle said, at Westminister Magistrates Court.

He was told he must abide by a curfew and stay at an address in Suffolk. He will be tagged and must also report to a local police station every evening. He is due to appear at the same court on January 11 [2011].

The prosecution was given two hours to lodge an appeal. In the meantime, Assange will remain in custody. The judge’s bail decision was welcomed by supporters of the WikiLeaks founder outside the court. Ms Khan, who earlier offered a surety on behalf of Assange, said: “It’s great news. I can hear them all cheering outside.”

Novelist Tariq Ali said: “I’m very pleased that he is out. I think the extradition charges should now be dealt with in the same way…His barrister made the same point, that this is not rape under English law and there is absolutely no reason for extradition…We are delighted he is out and he should never have been locked up in the first place.”

Author Yvonne Ridley said: “It is a victory for common sense. If he had been refused bail, it would have meant the court had become a political arena.”

Gavin MacFadyen, of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, said: “I am very pleased and it is about time…We do not know what the prosecution will do now. And there is still a possibility of an appeal.”

Julian Assange Gets E-Tag, Curfew And £240,000 Bond On Bail

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This is unfolding as one of the greatest psy-ops of all time! Assange and WikiLeaks refuse to address 9/11 other than to parrot the “official” fairy tale, they are funded by George Soros, nothing released is derogatory toward Israel, the “secret” documents are all heavily redacted and reveal nothing not already known, and Iran is continually demonized. Now watch this…

Sex, Lies, Iran, Israel & WikiLeaks – Plus 9/11 (Extended HD Version)

Meanwhile, this charade gives the establishment the opportunity to shut down any dissent and real free speech on the Internet via using Assange and WikiLeaks as a false flag psy-op to wrest control of the world-wide-web by invoking “state’s secrets” concerns to further eviscerate the First Amendment. It’s fucking brilliant! - SJH

WikiLeaks Is Zionist Poison II: Deconstruction Of The Myth

http://www.maskofzion.com/2010/12/wikileaks-is-zionist-poison-ii.html

Link to original article below…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8201718/WikiLeaks-Julian-Assange-granted-bail-but-remains-locked-up.html

Geraldo Rivera At Large: 9/11 Was An Inside Job Goes Mainstream

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November 16, 2010: The Tonka Report (TTR) / BuildingWhat? (YouTube) – November 13, 2010

Bob McIlvaine and Tony Szamboti appear on Geraldo At Large to discuss the BuildingWhat? campaign for a new investigation into the destruction of Building 7 on September 11, 2001…

BuildingWhat? On Geraldo At Large – November 13, 2010

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The genie’s out of the bottle, folks, and there’s no going back… - SJH 

Link to original video below…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFPobKeSzKQ

The ‘Obama Cult’ Crashes And Burns As Americans Are Pissed Off

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November 1, 2010: Steve Watson / Prison Planet.com – November 1, 2010

The image of one man begging on his knees as Obama’s convoy pulls away from a restaurant in Chicago yesterday speaks volumes about how far the man’s status has fallen in the eyes of everyday Americans. Facing a midterm election defeat unparalleled by any other in history, Obama’s fall from grace represents the stark reality that the people are fuming that they allowed themselves to be sold on empty promises and outright lies.

Today at an indoor arena in Cleveland, Obama spoke to 8,000 people during campaigning at the Democratic National Committee’s Moving America Forward’ rally. The arena’s capacity is 13,000 – meaning it was little more than half full. The teleprompter reading biological android is limiting himself to campaigning only within the safe blue states and on the Daily Show.

He has not even attempted to campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia or Colorado, where the races are close, presumably for fear of tipping them in favor of the opposition. As political analyst Toby Harnden points out:

“The irony of Obama being the blue-state president is acute. Back in 2004, the then state senator shot to international attention by mocking the pundits who “like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States.” The hope has gone, the change never came – now people are just pissed off…

Thin Crowds

Over the weekend Obama got himself caught up in a long and protracted argument with hecklers during a speech in Connecticut. The president visibly lost his temper as the crowd started to boo and hiss around him. The only way down from here for Obama comes in the form of rotten cabbages.

Two years into the Obama presidency, angry and downtrodden Americans are waking up everyday wondering whether by the end of it they will still have a job and a house, and they are about to show the incumbents in Washington and the world how angry they really are – compare those harsh facts to the head in the sand sheep mentality of just 24 months ago…

Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage

Obama’s approval ratings continue to touch on all time lows, according to national polls. Even Obama’s own supporters have turned on him. A recent Bloomberg poll noted that more than 4 in 10 voters who say they once considered themselves Obama backers now are either less supportive or say they no longer support the President at all. Meanwhile, a new AP-Knowledge Networks poll finds that 47% of Democrats think Obama should be challenged for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination in a primary.

There have even been rumours of “senior personalities” in the Democratic Party having discussed with Obama’s advisers the possibility of him not running for re-election in 2012. Should he attempt it, members of his own administration have even reportedly raised the possibility of legal action to remove Obama from the presidency via the 25th amendment.

Republicans are likely to make gains during the midterms, but not significant gains. This highlights the fact that the general public is beginning to realise that they have been trapped firmly within the false left-right political paradigm and they need to break out of it, for the sake of their families, their livelihoods and their country. - And they need to do it in rapid fashion before all is lost in America! – SJH 

The Obama Deception: Full Length HQ Version

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: We warned America for well over a year before the 2008 elections! - SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-cult-of-obama-crashes-and-burns.html

9/11 CBS Report: Ground Level Explosion Caused WTC 2 Collapse

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October 15, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com - October 15, 2010

Yet another 9/11 video that NIST tried to block from being released has emerged discussing bombs in the World Trade Center that led to the collapse of the twin towers, indicating once more that the organization attempted to preside over a cover-up to hide evidence of secondary explosives.

Every single video that we have been able to study following a lawsuit brought by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, which forced the National Institute of Standards and Technology to release 3 terabytes of material, has contained either direct or eyewitness evidence of controlled demolition, suggesting that NIST’s refusal to release the footage after a FOIA request was a deliberate ploy to try and keep the material out of the public arena.

On Wednesday we reported on how footage of WTC 7’s collapse had been edited to try and hide evidence of controlled demolition. The new clip features CBS 2 reporter Marcia Kramer discussing a CNN report about secondary explosions inside the ground level areas of the south tower which caused the building to collapse.

“CNN is now reporting that there was a third explosion at the World Trade Center, probably an explosion from the ground that caused World Trade Center 1 to collapse on top of itself,” states reporter Marcia Kramer in the clip. Kramer refers to WTC 1 but is in fact talking about the south tower [WTC 2], which was the first to collapse. The live footage on the clip shows the smoking north tower still standing.

“Again there was a third explosion, it is unclear what caused it, whether it was a bomb or whether the first plane that crashed into the tower had somehow been booby trapped with a bomb that was timed to explode later after the crash had occurred. But CNN is reporting that there was a third explosion that caused World Trade Center 1 to collapse within itself,” she adds.

CNN Reported Third Explosion Brought Down WTC 1 On 9/11

The video dovetails with another clip that NIST attempted to sit on, in which 9/11 firefighters describe secondary explosions in the lobby area of the tower that caused the building to collapse.

Firemen 9/11 Explosion Testimony

As we highlighted last week, numerous eyewitnesses, including WTC janitor William Rodriguez, supervisor Anthony Saltalamacchia, and ABM janitorial services employee Kenneth Johannemann, all described explosions in the basement area of the towers before and after they were hit by planes.

15-year WTC worker Marlene Cruz and numerous other WTC basement workers, including Felipe David and Salvatore Giambanco, have all gone public since the attacks to talk about secondary explosions in the lower levels of the towers.

The 9/11 Commission completely ignored the hundreds of survivors, professionals, first responders, firefighters and police who reported numerous secondary explosions at all levels of the twin towers.

The official story dictates that the collapse of both towers began at the impact point where the planes hit the buildings. Evidence of ground level explosions that contributed to the collapse of the towers would not corroborate with the government’s insistence that the attack was solely the work of 19 hijackers acting on behalf of Osama bin Laden, which is presumably why NIST fought tooth and nail to prevent this and other videos from being released.

RELATED: Video: 9/11 Firefighters Reveal Huge Explosions Before Towers Collapsed

RELATED: New 9/11 Footage Reveals WTC 7 Explosions

RELATED: Did NIST Edit WTC 7 Footage To Hide Evidence Of Implosion?

Raw Video: 9/11 Explosions

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: 9/11 Truth will never stop until the truth is laid bare for all to see! - SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/cbs-report-on-911-ground-level-explosion-caused-wtc-to-collapse.html

9/11 Firefighters Reveal Multiple Explosions Before WTC Collapse

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October 8, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com - October 6, 2010

Newly obtained video that was reluctantly released by NIST after a lawsuit by the International Center for 9/11 Studies clearly shows three FDNY firefighters on 9/11 discussing how secondary explosions had occurred immediately before the collapse of the twin towers, providing damning new evidence that explosive devices were used to bring down the buildings.

The 9/11 debunkers have repeatedly claimed that low-temperature burning jet fuel could weaken steel support columns enough to cause the pancake-style collapse of the twin towers, ignoring the plethora of eyewitness testimony to incendiary devices having caused the implosion of the World Trade Center structure. The new tape is as clear cut as it comes – the firefighters, who were inside the lobby of one of the towers, unequivocally state that secondary explosions which occurred after the planes hit were responsible for causing the towers to collapse.

“There was an explosion…the third explosion the whole lobby collapsed on us,” states the firefighter. Asked “was that a secondary explosion,” he responds, “yes it was…definitely secondary explosion…” Another firefighter then confirms that there were at least three explosions which caused the lobby to collapse…

TTR UPDATE: I want you to listen very carefully to the third fireman in this interview. At 1:16 of the video, he states, “I saw a BLACK, very large airplane fly right into the second building…”  (South Tower). United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767-222, was the plane that reportedly hit the South Tower. Here is a video compilation

Below is a United Airlines 767-222 in typical Blue and White pictured flying that same year in 2001…

Notice any glaring discrepencies? I’ve been pointing this out for 9 years! Back to the article… - SJH 

The only way to explain what firefighters described as “molten steel, like you’re in a foundary, like lava” being witnessed following the collapse of the towers was if powerful additional incendiary devices were used to take down the buildings…

The firefighters’ testimony compliments that of William Rodriguez, eyewitness to sub-level explosions that occurred before the impact of the first plane in the north tower and representative for many 9/11 victim’s families…

Rodriguez’ testimony is also confirmed by Anthony Saltalamacchia, a morning supervisor who managed over a hundred workers in the twin towers. Saltalamacchia was in sub-basement B1 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane’s impact point at floors 93 to 98…

“The explosion….at first we believe it came from the mechanical room and then we heard a series of other explosions that sounded up on the above levels of the building,” said Saltalamacchia.

Saltalamacchia then discusses how a man ran into the office with his skin hanging off. William Rodriguez had previously described the same scenario following basement level explosions and it was also seconded by another eyewitness, Kenneth Johannemann, an employee of ABM janitorial services…

“As we’re standing there, more explosions were happening,” said Saltalamacchia, before he urged Rodriguez and the other workers to leave the building. The group left and initially headed towards the lobby before they realized it too had been partially destroyed, conforming with the eyewitness testimony of the firefighters.

Despite Saltalamacchia’s plea to stay out of harm’s way, Rodriguez ran back into the burning building in an attempt to save his colleagues.

“The amount of explosions I heard from 8:46 to the time we got out was so many – at least ten – it was just like multiple explosions to where I felt there was different grenades, that’s what it sounded like, like different grenades being set off in the building,” said Saltalamacchia. “It was one major explosion and then there was different explosions throughout that period of time until we got out,” he added.

Numerous other WTC basement workers, including Felipe David and Salvatore Giambanco, have also gone public with eyewitness testimony concerning massive sub-level explosions that took place before Flight 11 hit the north tower.

WTC construction worker Phillip Morelli was headed for level B-4 in Tower One [north tower], four stories below ground, when he was thrown to the floor by a violent explosion that coincided with the plane hitting 100 floors above.

15-year WTC worker Marlene Cruz told Peter Jennings in an interview with ABC News that she was also rocked by an explosion in the basement level of the north tower…

The 9/11 Commission completely ignored the hundreds of survivors, professionals, first responders, firefighters and police who reported numerous secondary explosions at all levels of the twin towers.

After filing a lawsuit that prompted NIST to release more than 3 terabytes of photographs and videos from their investigation into the collapse of the twin towers and WTC 7 on 9/11, the International Center for 9/11 Studies obtained evidence, in addition to the firefighter tapes, that suggests NIST edited several videos of the collapse of Building 7 in order to hide evidence of a controlled implosion. Building 7 was not hit by a plane and yet it collapsed demolition style late in the afternoon of September 11.

The Center filed a FOIA Request with NIST on January 26, 2009, seeking production of “all of the photographs and videos collected, reviewed, cited or in any other way used by NIST during its investigation of the World Trade Center building collapses.” Following several unsuccessful attempts to get NIST to even acknowledge receipt of the Request, the Center was forced to file a lawsuit on May 28, 2009. Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, the Request was assigned a reference number, and NIST began periodically releasing batches of responsive records.

The Center has now begun posting some of those images and videos online, the first batch of which is from an external hard disk drive “NIST WTC Investigation Cumulus Video Clips.”

In one of the clips, the video of which has been in the public domain for years, a loud, low-frequency boom can be heard just before the east penthouse of WTC 7 falls. Once the support columns that held up the penthouse are taken out, the rest of the building falls almost within its own footprint…

However, in subsequent clips released by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), where the camera is located nearer to the building, the collapse of the penthouse is clearly edited out of the footage.

“Several clips from the Cumulus database show signs of editing. In the two video clips below, the collapse of the penthouse of World Trade Center 7 is cut out of the video. These videos happen to have been filmed from close to WTC 7, and have a high quality soundtrack that would have picked up explosion sounds from the charges that severed the columns supporting the penthouse, especially the explosion heard in the last video clip presented,” comments the International Center for 9/11 Studies…

In another clip, the entire collapse of the building is edited out, the audio is removed and only restored after the building has fully collapsed…

The Center also obtained videos of the collapse of the twin towers that had obviously been edited, with sections deliberately removed. “There are many video clips in the Cumulus database that do not show collapse initiation — the only event even purportedly explained in the final report from NIST on the Twin Towers,” states the Center.

Another new video shows Michael Hess yelling for help from the 8th floor window of WTC 7. The clip reinforces the fact that the building had not sustained any substantial damage before its free fall collapse within 7 seconds…

As we documented for several years, the collapse of WTC 7 is the smoking gun confirming that the official story behind 9/11 is bogus. The collapse of Building 7 was reported before it happened by several news stations, including BBC and CNN.

Explosions in WTC 7 were also reported by eyewitnesses inside the building, including Barry Jennings, who described a “big explosion” that blew him back to the 8th floor…

Other videos show firefighters talking about how the “building is about to blow up” on September 11, 2001…

The International Center for 9/11 Studies is still in the process of reviewing over 300 DVDs along with several external hard disk drives that contain a plethora of unseen photographs and video footage from ground zero. Judging by the small amount of damning footage already released, it’s highly probable that this data will provide a myriad of new contradictions both to the official 9/11 story as well as NIST’s own investigation into the collapse of the three buildings.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: As I’ve said a thousand times if I’ve said it once, the key to taking back our country is exposing the truth of 9/11 to the people’s court of this nation and the rest of the world. Once that happens, the other components of the New World Order will collapse like a withered house of cards in a blaze of international fury that the global elite have not witnessed since the French Revolution- SJH  

Link to original article below…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-911-firefighters-reveal-huge-explosions-before-towers-collapsed.html

The Imperial Anatomy Of Al-Qaeda: 9/11 And The War On Terror

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September 18, 2010: Andrew Gavin Marshall / Global Research - September 10, 2010

This is Part III of the three-part series, The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda…

Anticipating An Attack

For several years prior to the events of 9/11, top American strategists had been acknowledging the necessity of what they oft-termed a “new Pearl Harbor”, a momentous attack upon America itself, in order to mobilize the American populace for a new global war of domination.

As Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard, “America’s primary interest is to help ensure that no single power comes to control this geopolitical space [of Central Asia] and that the global community has unhindered financial and economic access to it.”[1] Brzezinski acknowledged in his book that, “the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being.”[2] He also wrote that, “The public supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.”[3]

In 1999, Andrew Krepinevich, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments testified before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He stated that the US faces an “unprecedented challenge”:

[T]he need to transform our armed forces into a very different kind of military from that which exists today, while sustaining the military’s ability to play a very active role in supporting U.S. near-term efforts to preserve global stability within a national security strategy of engagement and enlargement.[4]

After advocating a massive re-imagining of the role and nature of US military might, pushing the notion of a “revolution in military affairs” and an acceleration of imperial ambitions, he told the Senate Committee:

There appears to be general agreement concerning the need to transform the U.S. military into a significantly different kind of force from that which emerged victorious from the Cold and Gulf Wars. Yet this verbal support has not been translated into a defense program supporting transformation. [. . . ] While there is growing support in Congress for transformation, the “critical mass” [i.e., public support] needed to effect it has not yet been achieved. One may conclude that, in the absence of a strong external shock to the United States—a latter-day “Pearl Harbor” of sorts—surmounting the barriers to transformation will likely prove a long, arduous process.[5]

In 1999, Graham Fuller, former Deputy Director of the CIA’s National Council on Intelligence, advocated using Muslim forces to further US interests in Central Asia. He stated that, “The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them against our adversaries worked marvelously well in Afghanistan against [the Russians]. The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power, and especially to counter the Chinese influence in Central Asia.”[6]

In June of 2000, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pentagon released Joint Vision 2020, outlining the American military strategy that the Department of Defense “will follow in the future.” The emphasis in the report was put on the notion of “Full Spectrum Dominance,” which means “the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations”:

Joint Vision 2020 addresses full-spectrum dominance across the range of conflicts from nuclear war to major theater wars to smaller-scale contingencies. It also addresses amorphous situations like peacekeeping and noncombat humanitarian relief.[7]

The neoconservative think tank the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) released a report in September of 2000 called Rebuilding America’s Defenses in which they advocated for a massive expansion of America’s empire and “full spectrum dominance” as well as the necessity to undertake a “Revolution in military affairs,” and undertake multiple simultaneous wars in different regions of the world. Several members of the think tank and authors of the report would go on to enter key policy positions within the Bush administration several months later (including, but not limited to Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Zalmay Khalilzad). While acknowledging the massive undertaking this “project” would be, the report stated:

Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”[8]

In January of 2001, the Rumsfeld Commission, which was set up to analyze the US National Security Space Management and Organization, chaired by incoming US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (who had also been a signatory to and member of the Project for the New American Century at the same time). It advocated an expansion of military capabilities in Space and a total reorganization of the armed forces and intelligence agencies of the United States. The report stated that:

History is replete with instances in which warning signs were ignored and change resisted until an external, “improbable” event forced resistant bureaucracies to take action. The question is whether the US will be wise enough to act responsibly and soon enough to reduce US space vulnerability. Or whether, as in the past, a disabling attack against the country and its people – a “Space Pearl Harbor” – will be the only event able to galvanize the nation and cause the US Government to act.[9]

As early as 1998, the President was warned in his CIA daily briefing that, “bin Laden and his allies are preparing for an attack in the US, including an aircraft hijacking.” NORAD, the “North American Aerospace Defense command also conducted an exercise to counter a terrorist attack involving smashing an airplane into a building.” In August 1999, “the Federal Aviation Administration’s intelligence branch warned of a possible “suicide hijacking operation” by Osama Bin Laden.”[10]

In October of 2000, the Pentagon undertook an emergency response exercise in which “there was a mock terrorist incident at the Pentagon Metro stop and a construction accident,” and it further envisioned a “downed passenger aircraft” in the Pentagon courtyard.[11]

For years, NORAD had been conducting military exercises and drills in which it envisioned planes being hijacked and flown into buildings in the United States.[12] One of the intended targets in the NORAD drills was the World Trade Center:

In another exercise, jets performed a mock shootdown over the Atlantic Ocean of a jet supposedly laden with chemical poisons headed toward a target in the United States. In a third scenario, the target was the Pentagon — but that drill was not run after Defense officials said it was unrealistic.[13]

As the Guardian revealed in April of 2004: Five months before the September 11 attacks, US military planners suggested a war game to practise a response to a terrorist attack using a commercial airliner flown into the Pentagon, but senior officers rejected the scenario as “too unrealistic”.[14]

In May of 2001, an exercise involving U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command took place in which the military establishment “forecasted” the first war of the 21st century so closely that, “Nostradamus couldn’t have nailed the first battle of the next war any closer than we did,” as articulated by a former top official with the exercise, Dave Ozolek. The exercise, Unified Vision 2001:

[G]rew out of the realization that the threat was changing. Ozolek said the scenario was a major regional threat emanating from the Middle East. The scenario called for global deployment into a landlocked country with hostile terrain and a lack of basing and agreements with neighboring countries for U.S. access. [. . . ] The threat we portrayed was an unstable and hostile state, but the primary enemy was not the state itself but a transnational actor based out of that area, globally connected, capable and willing to conduct terrorist attacks in the U.S. as part of that campaign.

[. . . ] “Many of the participants in Unified Vision, 100 days later, were war planners,” Ozolek said. They took their experiences in Unified Vision back to their commands and put them to use as the commands created plans for operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle, he said. They had an idea of the tactics, techniques and procedures needed to operate against such an enemy, he noted.

Ozolek said Unified Vision refutes the pundits who make a living out of critiquing the Department of Defense. “The first thing they like to talk about is that we always dwell on the last battle of the last war,” he said. “What we’re showing them is that this time we got it right: We really were looking at the first battle of the next war, and we nailed it pretty darned close.”[15]

After 9/11, in May of 2002, Condoleezza Rice stated that, “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that … they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.”[16] So Condi is a fool or a liar, because that statement is nothing if not entirely and utterly false. The national security apparatus had fully anticipated, and even war gamed and drilled this very scenario. It was expected, planned for, and no less with war plans waiting in the wings… [read more below]

The New American Century

Part 1: The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

Part 2: Empire, Energy and Al-Qaeda: The Anglo-American Terror Network

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Continue reading Part III of this excellent three part series below – SJH

Link to entire article below…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20975

9/11 Truth Truth: Biggest Crime Of The Century Fades In Memory

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August 5, 2010: Joel S. Hirschhorn / Global Research - August 3, 2010

Months, years and then decades slip by. Despite an avalanche of information burying me everyday I had not read or heard anything about 9/11 truth for many, many months. Sometimes movements become so marginalized that they no longer have enough vitality to stay within the consciousness of very many people.

I am sure, of course, that there are 9/11 truthers out there that still give and attend talks, write and receive emails and have lively conversations about the insanity of the official government story about 9/11 surviving and various alternative explanations of what really happened. Yet, in not too many weeks, another 9/11 anniversary will be here. And maybe then I will be hit again with chatter about what really happened on that past fateful and awful day. But today it is this writing by me that is my 9/11 truth: Hardly any Americans are concerned about 9/11 truth and there is no real interest in Congress in launching a new investigation.

So I went to a few 9/11 websites of groups that I am affiliated with; they were still there. And then I did a Google news search for 9/11 truth. Here is what I gleaned.

The first news item was something that the head of WikiLeaks.org, that was very much in the news lately because it was distributing a huge amount of materials on the war in Afghanistan, had said about the 9/11 truth movement: “I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.” This did not surprise me, even though, personally, I still believe that the US government conspired to keep the full truth about 9/11 hidden from the public.

But then I quickly came across a story in a local New Hampshire newspaper about a recent 9/11 truth group participation in a local event, and that heartened me that the diehard truthers were still marching proudly. Indeed, this was noted: “We would like to extend our warmest thanks to [the former Keene Mayor, State Representative, and one of our World War II veterans] for bravely standing tall and marching with our group. Your presence commands respect and it was indeed an honor to have you all join us. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to show support for our efforts to publicize the need for a new 9/11 investigation.”

And I was heartened to learn that the fourth of July parade in Takoma Park , MD where I once lived had a float for the 9/11 Truth Now group in it.

Back to the WikiLeaks situation; this website has rightfully received incredible worldwide attention by the mainstream media for its ability to obtain and publicize key documents shedding light where the government and corporations don’t want it. For 9/11 truthers here is something that merits very serious thought. If we are correct, then a fairly large number of people had a hand, probably as part of a black ops action, designing and executing many things, not the least of which was the controlled demolition of the three World Trade Center buildings. So why have none of these people leaked materials to a place like WikiLeaks? Could they all have been so bought off or threatened to stay quiet? Perhaps. But I must admit I find the lack of leakers troubling.

Of course, if the government had pursued prosecution of the many government workers that did nothing to prevent the 9/11 actions for, say, criminally negligent homicide, then perhaps some would have cut deals and blown the whistle. But as far as I can remember no civilian or military personnel were nailed for failure to detect and prevent the terrorism.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that just because no 9/11 whistleblowers have come forward with compelling evidence that the official story is believable. Not at all. What the 9/11 truth movement needs, however, is a steady focus on the considerable evidence that undermines the official story, rather than on evidence supporting various alternative theories of what happened.

In this regard, the website of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth http://ae911truth.org/ remains as one of the best sources of serious, trustworthy information. The group has an event on September 9 this year in Washington, DC and also visits to various members of Congress to lobby for a new investigation. But if they do not offer draft legislation it will be a waste of time.

My other favorite website is Alan Miller’s wonderful Patriots Question 9/11 http://patriotsquestion911.com/, where so many credible people have openly questioned the official story, more than enough to convince the most skeptical people to support a new investigation. Thirdly, I urge people to use the Scholars for 9/11 Truth website http://911scholars.org/ because it also offers useful, reliable information.

Also impressive is the continued work of the NYCCAN group at http://www.nyccan.org/index.php. They have asked the Manhattan District Attorney to investigate the collapse of WTC 7. Recently, they had 400 supporters mail or fax the DA the attached letter, which focuses on the destruction of evidence at the WTC site. The group thinks this is the most likely route the DA would take to opening any kind of investigation into 9/11.

Yes, the movement is still alive. But when will it succeed in getting a new credible and comprehensive government investigation? That is the issue.

When people in the public spotlight do not support the truth movement, as the head of WikiLeaks has done, it is a sign that success remains elusive. One truther exception was Daniel Sunjata, a lead actor from the popular FX television show ” Rescue Me.” The coming anniversary of 9/11 will most likely show that we still lack a critical mass of public demand for a new government investigation. One glimmer of hope might be the wide scale rejection of incumbents in Congress. Do candidates for Congress support a new investigation? The truth movement should get their act together and spread the word that truthers should only vote for candidates supporting a new investigation.

Contact Joel S. Hirschhorn at: www.delusionaldemocracy.com

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: There are really only two ways that a new and independent investigation concerning the events of 9/11 will ever take place, and they both must happen: When the people of this country pull their collective heads out of their asses and wake up to reality, and when the people of this country pull their collective heads out of their asses and wake up to reality!SJH  

Link to original article below…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20455

WikiLeaks Founder Believes The Official Government 9/11 Report!

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July 28, 2010: Matthew Bell / Belfast Telegraph – July 19, 2010

There are not many journalists who, when you ask them if they are being followed by the CIA, say “We have surveillance events from time to time.” Actually it’s not a question I’ve ever asked before, and Julian Assange does not call himself a journalist.

But the answer is typical of this 41-year-old former computer-hacker: cryptic, dispassionate, and faintly self-important. As the founder of Wikileaks – a website that publishes millions of documents, from military intelligence to internal company memos and has, in four years, exposed more secrets than many newspapers have in a century – Assange has become the pin-up of web-age investigative journalists. The US has wanted him for questioning since March, after he posted a video showing an American helicopter attack that left several Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists dead.

Understandably, he now avoids the US, and keeps his movements secret, though it’s thought he operates out of Sweden and is spending time in Iceland, where a change in the law is creating a libel-free haven for journalists. But if the CIA spooks wanted him that badly, couldn’t they have turned up, as a hundred adoring student journalists did, to hear him talk at the Centre for Investigative Journalism 10 days ago?

Perhaps it’s just as well they didn’t, as Assange is not a natural public speaker. He is more at home trawling data or decrypting the codes that mask it. His philosophy is that the more a government wants to keep something secret, the more reason to expose it. No journalist could argue with his essential belief in shining a light on malpractice, but shouldn’t governments be entitled to keep some secrets? “Sure,” he says when we speak after his talk, “That doesn’t mean we and other press organisations should suffer under coercion.”

What if publishing a document would threaten national security? “This phrase is so abused. Dick Cheney justified torture with it. Give me an example.” What about the movement of US troops? Would he publish a document that jeopardised their safety? “We’d have to think about it.” So that’s a yes? “It’s not a yes. If that fit into our editorial criteria – which it might, if it was an extremely good movement – then we’d have to look at whether that needed a harm minimisation procedure. We’d be totally happy to consider jeopardising the initiation of a war, or the action of war. Absolutely.”

He may speak like a robot, and have a politician’s knack at ducking straight answers, but in the flesh he could be a forgotten member of Crowded House, all ripped jeans and crumpled jacket, his distinguished white hair framing a youthful face. His grungy look ties in with his outsider status: he has a deep-rooted mistrust of authority. It has been speculated this comes from a youthful brush with the family courts after he divorced the mother of his son, though little is really known about his early life.

His obsession with secrecy, both in others and maintaining his own, lends him the air of a conspiracy theorist. Is he one? “I believe in facts about conspiracies,” he says, choosing his words slowly. “Any time people with power plan in secret, they are conducting a conspiracy. So there are conspiracies everywhere. There are also crazed conspiracy theories. It’s important not to confuse these two. Generally, when there’s enough facts about a conspiracy we simply call this news.” What about 9/11? “I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.” What about the Bilderberg conference? “That is vaguely conspiratorial, in a networking sense. We have published their meeting notes.”

Assange likes to see Wikileaks as a neutral platform for distributing information, and fends off criticism by saying it always follows its openly stated policies. But no news organisation is free from personal input, as he reveals when talking of Bilderberg, a shadowy annual conference of the influential. “I understand the philosophical rationale for having Chatham House rules among people in power, but the corrupting nature, in the case of Bilderberg, probably outweighs the benefits. When powerful people meet together in secret, it tends to corrupt.”

Spending time with Assange, it’s hard not to start believing that dark forces are at work. According to him, everyone’s emails are being read. For that reason, he encourages anyone planning to leak a document to post it the old fashioned way, to his PO Box. It’s ironic that an organisation bent on blowing secrets is itself so secretive, but Wikileaks couldn’t operate without reliable sources. Except that, amazingly, Wikileaks does not verify them. “We don’t verify our sources, we verify the documents. As long as they are bona fide it doesn’t matter where they come from. We would rather not know.”

After we talk, he is off to a safe house for the night and after that, who knows? He never stays in one place more than two nights. Is that because the CIA wants to kill him? “Is it in the CIA’s interest to assassinate me? Maybe. But who would do it?” Isn’t he brave to appear in public? “Courage is an intellectual mastery of fear,” he says. “It’s not that you don’t have fear, you just manage your risks intelligently.”

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: My original comment that something didn’t feel right about this release of the “War Logs” (most of it already well known) by WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, now appears to have been valid. Anyone who still believes in the US government’s “official” fairy tale of 9/11, especially Assange, in light of the enormous amount of evidence that has surfaced completely debunking the NIST report, is indeed highly suspect. This is beginning to look more and more like a well designed propaganda false flag to ramp up the rhetoric in order to escalate tensions in the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan! Has the CIA paid him off? Is he an operative? Because if the CIA wanted him dead, he’d have turned up dead by now! - SJH   

Link to original article with video below…

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/features/wanted-by-the-cia-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-14880073.html

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