Government agents ‘directly involved’ in most high-profile US terror plots

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Originally published at the Guardian by Spencer Ackerman on 7/21/2014
Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says.
Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led by informants”, bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.
The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.
“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report alleges.
Out of the 494 cases related to terrorism the US has tried since 9/11, the plurality of convictions – 18% overall – are not for thwarted plots but for “material support” charges, a broad category expanded further by the 2001 Patriot Act that permits prosecutors to pursue charges with tenuous connections to a terrorist act or group.
In one such incident, the initial basis for a material-support case alleging a man provided “military gear” to al-Qaida turned out to be waterproof socks in his luggage.
Several cases featured years-long solitary confinement for accused terrorists before their trials.

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The Newburgh Sting

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On May 20, 2009, four men from the impoverished and largely African-American city of Newburgh, NY, were apprehended for an alleged terror plot. They had no history of violence or terrorist ties, but had been drawn by a Pakistani FBI informant into a carefully orchestrated scheme to bomb Jewish synagogues in a wealthy New York City suburb and fire Stinger missiles at U.S. military supply planes. Their dramatic arrest, complete with armored cars, a SWAT team and FBI aircraft, played out under the gaze of major TV outlets, ultimately resulting in 25-year prison sentences for the “Newburgh Four.”
Amidst the media frenzy surrounding the case, political figures extolled the outcome as a victory in the “war on terror” and a “textbook example of how a major investigation should be conducted,” though others believed the four men were victims of FBI entrapment. THE NEWBURGH STING delves deeply into this case — one of many cases across the country where people have been allegedly drawn into a plot with extreme consequences.
The Imam and assistant Imam of Mesjid al-Ikhlas, Newburgh mosque, recall their first encounters with Shahed Hussain – an undercover informant sent to Newburgh by the FBI in 2008 on a mission to find domestic terrorists. Representing himself as a businessman, Hussain drove expensive cars and made inflammatory statements about women and jihad. Suspicious, the Imams told a few of their congregants to stay away from Hussain, but one man, James Cromitie, bought into his story. Cromitie, a low-level drug dealer who worked the night shift at the local Walmart, was attracted to Hussain’s apparent wealth, and the two struck up a friendship.…
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The 28 redacted pages challenge you to re-think everything

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By josep34
Originally published at Benswann.com by Joshua Cook on 7/16/14
In March Benswann.com reported that Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), , along with families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001, urged the president to declassify 28 pages from the 9/11 congressional investigation report, providing more information to the general public.
On Friday Rep. Massie commented on his Facebook page:
“Before we involve ourselves in #Iraq, Congressmen and their constituents need to know more about the events leading up to 9/11. Understanding what enabled this tragedy to occur is fundamental to drafting a strategy for the Middle East.
That’s why I joined families of 9/11 victims and Congressman Walter Jones and Congressman Stephen Lynch at a press conference to promote the release of 28 classified pages from an official 9/11 report. Based on my reading of the documents, I am confident that making these 28 pages public would not damage our national security.”
During a press conference in March Rep. Massie said, “As I read it, and we all had our own experience, I had to stop every couple of pages and just sort of try to absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history. “It challenges you to re-think everything. I think the whole country needs to go through that.”

Editor’s Note:
There has long been a call for the release of the 28 redacted pages. The little bit we do know about the contents of the redacted pages challenges the widely held narrative of events told by the government.…
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The Ultimate “Red Pill” Film to Awaken Skeptical Family & Friends Everywhere

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By AE_Forms@ae911truth.org (AE911Truth Staff)

Give out the DVD: “Anatomy of a Great Deception”
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For a limited time, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is offering “The Anatomy of a Great Deception” at a phenomenal pre-sale discount rate with a guarantee of early delivery before the DVD even goes on sale to the general public!This September will see the release of the perfect new tool for your personal outreach to friends, family, and co-workers: “The Anatomy of a Great Deception,” a deeply moving and informative film that follows one man’s personal journey of 9/11 discovery. The result is a fast-paced docu-thriller which has become an effective “red pill” for those fortunate enough to have seen it in early screenings.
I have seen it and I like it – a lot, and not because it includes dozens of clips from 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out (which it does!), but because it subtly undermines the denial mechanism that we humans use to defend our worldview wKhen it is challenged.

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NYC’s Investigation of Collapse of Building 7 a Step Closer as 67,000 Petition Signatures Submitted to NYC Clerk

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By AE_Forms@ae911truth.org (AE911Truth Staff)

High Rise Safety Initiative Reaches Milestone
Representatives of the High-Rise Safety Initiative — Ted Walter, NYC CAN Executive Director (left) and 9/11 family members Valerie Lucznikowska, aunt of Adam Arias, and Bob McIlvaine, father of Bobby McIlvaine — stand in front of the City Clerk’s office on July 3, 2014, before submitting 67,192 signatures.Representatives of the High-Rise Safety Initiative submitted over 67,000 petition signatures on July 3rd to the New York City Clerk’s office, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) announced. This is 37,000 more than the 30,000 signatures needed for a charter amendment to be submitted to NYC voters at the November 4 election. If passed by the voters, the charter amendment contained in the petition would require New York City’s Department of Buildings to investigate the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 — which collapsed into its own footprint at 5:20 PM on September 11, 2001 — as well as any other future high-rise collapses.
The next step for the Initiative is to gather an additional 33,000 signatures (the requisite number is 15,000) to submit to the Clerk on September 4th, according to NYC CAN. That move will place the proposed charter amendment onto the ballot in the event that New York’s City Council fails to take action on the petition or votes against the proposed charter amendment. Meanwhile, the City has until August 4th to review the petition and indicate whether or not at least 30,000 of the 67,192 signatures submitted are valid signatures, as well as whether the petition complies with all the requirements of the New York’s Municipal Home Rule law, pursuant to which the Initiative was undertaken.

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9/11 Truth: Good for America!

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By AE_Forms@ae911truth.org (AE911Truth Staff)

Make this Independence Day a Celebration of 9/11 Truth
GFA brochureAll over the country this Independence Day, 9/11 Truth activists will be handing out a new brochure: “9/11 Truth: Good for America!” at Independence Day parades, picnics, and fireworks displays! We’ve got a patriotic message to share with our fellow Americans, and we are not shying away from our task this year. Join us in this nationwide public education effort!
The beautifully patriotic brochure comes complete with all positive benefits of the 9/11 Truth message — along with an insert highlighting the key evidence at the World Trade Center.
Trust the Facts GFA insertActivists can download the artwork at no cost and print it locally — either in color or in black-and-white, and either with the insert or without. Local groups can also customize the back section with information on your own 9/11 Truth group!

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US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

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By josep34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.
Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology. This has resulted in police departments withholding materials or heavily censoring documents in rare instances when they disclose any about the purchase and use of such powerful surveillance equipment.
Federal involvement in local open records proceedings is unusual. It comes at a time when President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a debate on government surveillance and called for more transparency about spying in the wake of disclosures about classified federal surveillance programs.
One well-known type of this surveillance equipment is known as a Stingray, an innovative way for law enforcement to track cellphones used by suspects and gather evidence. The equipment tricks cellphones into identifying some of their owners’ account information, like a unique subscriber number, and transmitting data to police as if it were a phone company’s tower. That allows police to obtain cellphone information without having to ask for help from service providers, such as Verizon or AT&T, and can locate a phone without the user even making a call or sending a text message.
But without more details about how the technology works and under what circumstances it’s used, it’s unclear whether the technology might violate a person’s constitutional rights or whether it’s a good investment of taxpayer dollars.…
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A Review of The Phoenix Program

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By josep34
Douglas Valentine’s The Phoenix Program is vital for understanding the history of terrorism and its role in political warfare. Few other historical accounts provide as much detail on how the U.S. government and the CIA began to use programs for counterterrorism to implement political policy through secretive, coldblooded actions. Understanding such history is critical to making sense of what is happening in our world today.
Although implemented as a means of countering terrorism, Valentine shows how the Phoenix Program was in practice a CIA-controlled campaign of terror in Vietnam. Hidden behind terms like pacification and neutralization, Phoenix implemented a program of terror and psychological warfare against the civilian population. Under the guise of counterterrorism, tens of thousands of civilians were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered.
Valentine explains how the purpose of Phoenix was to terrorize the people into submission, not only causing them to fear any possible association with the enemy but also as a means to crush dissent. Unfortunately for many Vietnamese peasants, they were caught in a world in which they were terrorized by both sides in the long-lasting conflict. Using psychological warfare techniques, Phoenix promised to protect the people from terrorism while simultaneously terrorizing them.
The book describes the history of the program well. Phoenix and its precursor ICEX aligned the CIA-supported Provincial Reconnaissance Units (PRUs) with police and paramilitary programs to create a system for capturing or killing suspects in targeted ways. Once captured and brought in for interrogation, the suspect was as good as dead. The growing fear of this program led to further abuses including false accusations and payoffs.…
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Is the US government murdering 9/11 Truth advocates?

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On April 13, 2014, 9/11 investigator Michael Ruppert was found dead at his home just outside Calistoga, CA . According to official reports, Ruppert died from a single gun shot wound to the head (did anyone see the movie “Shooter?”). Officials described his death as a suicide, and an alleged “suicide” note was found at the scene. Ruppert’s death can be added to the list of other 9/11 Truth advocates who mysteriously died while fighting for the truth. Who can forget World Trade Center 7 insider Barry Jennings, demolitions expert Danny Jowenko, or author Phillip Marshall?

Were any of these deaths the work of CIA or FBI operatives sent to silence the voices of credible members of the 9/11 Truth movement? We have plenty of evidence concerning the sketchy activities of the CIA and FBI. You may recall Ruslan Tsarnaev, uncle of the “Boston Bombers” and paid employee of the CIA. Wow, what a coincidence! The FBI on the other hand has been caught trying to cover up or destroy evidence in a number of major investigations. They confiscated video tapes from businesses near the Pentagon on 9/11 and fought for years to keep them from being released by the courts. FBI agents also threatened 9/11 eyewitnesses and TWA 800 eyewitnesses; even threatening to deport a woman if she would not stop asking questions about her dead son who was aboard TWA 800. FBI agents were also caught on hidden camera destroying evidence in the TWA 800 reconstruction hangar at 3 o’clock  in the morning. US government investigators witnessed the entire event and yet, the FBI agents involved walked away free and clear.

Perhaps Michael Ruppert did commit suicide, but we here at Tshirtfaction.com will err on the side of caution and look first at the most likely culprits involved in his death: agents of the US government.

Supreme Court turns away 9/11 suit against alleged Al Qaeda supporters

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By josep34
Lawyers for 9/11 victims sought to pursue what they said were the ‘principal financial and operational supporters of al Qaeda.’ But lower courts dismissed much of their lawsuit, and the US Supreme Court declined to get involved.
Thousands of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks have lost their bid to revive a class-action lawsuit against various banks, financial officials, and members of Osama bin Laden’s family for allegedly providing material support to Al Qaeda.
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case examining whether lower courts properly dismissed a significant portion of their lawsuit.
The high court took the action without comment.
The justices had asked the Obama administration for its views on the case. US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said in a filing last month that the court should reject the case.
Lawyers for those killed or injured or who suffered property damage in the hijack-terror operation sought to pursue what they said were the “principal financial and operational supporters of al Qaeda” during the period leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
They included several Saudi banks, Islamic charities, three financial institutions in Liechtenstein, four of Mr. bin Laden’s half brothers, and the family construction business, the Saudi Binladin Group.
A federal judge and a federal appeals court dismissed much of the case, ruling that the plaintiffs’ lawyers had failed to show evidence that actions taken by the alleged Al Qaeda supporters had proximately caused the injuries suffered by the victims on 9/11.…
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