9/11 Anniversary: Pentagon Holds Observance Ceremony for Victims of Terror Act


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Seventeen years ago on September 11, four US passenger planes were hijacked by suicide bombers, who directed two of the aircraft to New York's World Trade Center towers and the other two to the Pentagon and, presumably, the White House or the Capitol.

11.09.2018 - 911 Anniversary: Pentagon Holds Observance Ceremony for Victims of Terror Act
9/11 Anniversary: Pentagon Holds Observance Ceremony for Victims of Terror Act

The Pentagon hosts an observance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial on Tuesday, to commemorate the 184 people who were killed in the attack on the Department of Defense's facilities.

A moment of silence will be held at 09:37 (13:37 GMT) at the same moment when on September 11, 2001, American Flight 77, flying from Washington to Los Angeles, crashed into the Pentagon with 64 people on board.


10.09.2018 - US Renews National Emergency Declared in Response to 911 Attacks - Trump
US Renews National Emergency Declared in Response to 9/11 Attacks - Trump

The United States will continue the national emergency declared in 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks, US President Donald Trump said on Monday.

"I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in response to certain terrorist attacks," Trump said in a notice published by the White House.

Trump underscored that the terrorist threat to the United States has not been eliminated, and therefore the powers adopted to deal with it must remain in effect.

11.09.2018 - Official US 911 Narrative Based on Fake News - Journalist
Official US 9/11 Narrative Based on Fake News - Journalist

17 years after the September 11 attacks, many Americans still question the official story behind the US State Department's official report, sparking a growing independent news movement in the United States and abroad.

Michael Bielawski, a native New Yorker and an independent journalist for Vermont-based True North Report told Sputnik about his thoughts on the post-9/11 society and how it galvanized him into starting a career as an independent journalist.

Sputnik: How did 9/11 change your perspective on US politics? What began to change and how did the event reshape US foreign policy?

Michael Bielawski: I was living near NYC at the time, roughly 20 miles away, and initially responded like most Americas did with shock and anger, but also worried that the attacks would trigger a lot of war with the Middle East. 5 years later, I watched the documentary Loose Change, which exposed many misconceptions and lies about 9/11 and reshaped my views much further.

Sputnik: Can you tell us a little about your experiences while working in mainstream media? How were you instructed to report on post-9/11 news?

Michael Bielawski: Yes, I was employed with NBC a few years later in their news archives center. I got to see a lot of their uncensored 9/11 footage most Americans could not access. For example, many firefighters, survivors and witnesses were found questioning the official 9/11 narrative, talking about hearing explosions going off in the building, and many of us working there were really puzzled about building 7. Unfortunately, those videos were embedded into a computer database [before smartphones were common] and I could not take them off or sneak them out at the time without risking my job.

On 9/11's 5-year anniversary, I wrote an article for a local newspaper called the New York Megaphone, where I interviewed a US expert on 9/11 and he opened my eyes to US politics.

Sputnik: What does your journalism focus on nowadays? How did 9/11 help boost independent journalism and why is it so important?

Michael Bielawski: It definitely ‘separated the boys from the men', meaning that truly independent media stepped up to the cause while other publications backed down and cowered. I used to write for New York-based The Indypendent, who claimed to be 100% capable of following its own editorial line and being separate from corporate media, but they wouldn't touch 9/11. I remember pitching 9/11 stories to them and getting really awkward phone calls from the editor saying that "we can't do this". He would not argue that my story was wrong, but simply said "we can't cover this".

It was around that time that I found the New York Megaphone, a much smaller but truly independent newspaper, and we were able to write articles much more critical of the official 9/11 narrative.

Sputnik: Every year, US citizens commemorate 9/11? What specifically do they try to remember? What lessons has it taught the world?

Michael Bielawski: I was listening to a radio host earlier today who apologized to his audience, saying "we are not going to do a moment of silence because it too difficult" and to go about as usual. I feel the same because it's frustrating that the truth on 9/11 still has not become mainstream. Even though Americans have come a long way since 2001, there are still too many people who believe the official State Department 9/11 Commission report using ragtag terrorists with box cutters.

The organization Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has been instrumental in researching information on the WTC attacks and given many people credible testimonies from engineering experts on what happened. I also remember watching a History Channel "Modern Marvels" documentary a few weeks before 9/11 about the World Trade Center towers, where the building's engineers said that they were built to withstand the impact of a full-sized Boeing 707 jetliner. The commentator said that the buildings were built to stand and should not have fallen. You could drop the moon on those things and they wouldn't fall.

How they EASILY Rigged the WTC Towers for Demolition
Published on Jul 13, 2012 (18:52 min.)

This video answers how they could have rigged the towers within 9 hours and disproves the impossible theory that the planes and office fires had anything to do with the global implosions.

AE9--11truth - Experts Speak out explain it with actual science. Any "expert" that supports the official theory is either afraid for his life or career or believes that by supporting the government story he might be approached by shadow government agents and get paid for his "services". The last and most common is that people are psychologically handicapped and their brain will do anything and hold on to any pathetic argument that supports their worldview and nothing can change their mind. This psychology is what keeps most people attached to the religion they have been taught) They always find an explanation no matter how outrageously stupid it is.
Sat. Aug 31 2019 - Death Penalty Trial Date Set for Alleged September 11 Attackers
Death Penalty Trial Date Set for Alleged September 11 Attackers

Alleged September 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will finally go to trail in 2021, almost 20 years after the devastating attack on the United States involving hijacked airliners.

A Military Judge set a January 2021 date for the start of the long-stalled war crimes trial of the five men
being held at Guantanamo Bay on charges of planning and aiding the September 11 attacks, which led to a US invasion of and 18-year war in Afghanistan, Al-Jazeera reported.

Mohammad, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ammar al-Baluchi, and Mustafa al-Hawsawi are accused of planning and participating in the plot - allegedly hatched by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - to hijack four airliners and crash them into New York City's World Trade Center and buildings in Washington, DC.

Two of the planes struck the World Trade Center's twin towers, another hit the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.

"We've been wanting a date for a very long time," Terry Strada, whose husband Tom was killed in the attack, told The New York Times, noting that "this is good news. I certainly hope nothing will happen between now and then to change this. The families have suffered long enough".

Judge Shane Cohen, an air Force Colonel, set the start date in a case that has been bogged down in pretrial litigation for years.

Cohen said the trial at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "will face a host of administrative and logistics challenges".

The five will be the first to go on trial in the "military commissions" established to handle the "war on terror" detainees captured and sent to Guantanamo after September 11.

The five were formally charged in 2012 with conspiracy, attacking civilians, murder in violation of the law of war, aircraft hijacking and terrorism.

The men were captured in Pakistan in 2002-2003 and moved to Guantanamo Bay prison after spending years in clandestine CIA detention facilities where they were tortured.

The CIA subjected Mohammad to waterboarding 183 times in 2003, which former US President George W Bush later said he personally authorised. Mohammad's lawyers have argued that discussion of his torture is necessary for a free trial.

Karen Greenberg, director of the Center of National Security, stated that the suspects' torture and their mental health conditions would be major factors in the trial considering they face the death penalty if convicted.

"What lies at the heart of this case is is it possible to bring this case with clean evidence - evidence that was not derived from torture," Greenberg told Al-Jazeera.

Some have questioned whether the trial will actually go forward as defence lawyers have stated that they will attempt to halt the proceedings, according to the daily.

"For a January 2021 trial date to happen, the government would have to drop its obstructionism and produce a lot of important evidence and witnesses," James G Connell III, Baluchi's lead defence counsel, was quoted as saying.

Indira Singh began working on Wall Street in 1975. On September 11th, 2001 she was working as a senior consultant for J.P. Morgan Chase tasked with developing a next generation operational risk blueprint which would proactively identify exposures including money laundering, rogue trading and illicit financing patterns. It was in this capacity nine months later that she sought to subcontract with software engineer PTech to design a next generation risk blueprint for J. P. Morgan Chase. Prior to 9/11 she volunteered as a Civilian Emergency Medical Technician until she was injured at ground zero.

In Part One we discuss her experiences as an EMT at ground zero on 9/11 and subsequent days, her return to her neighborhood in lower Manhattan, the health problems that she and her neighbors suffered, and begin a discussion of her professional life on Wall Street and her introduction to software engineer PTech.
Re-aired: October 7, 2015

P Tech Inc., was a Quincy, Massachusetts-based company, specialising in enterprise architecture software. A type of powerful computer modelling program that allows large scale organisations to map their systems and employees and to monitor them in real time. The person running the software as a ‘gods’ eye view of process, personal and transactions and even the ability to use the data to foresee problems before they happen. And to intervene to stop them from happening.

As a senior consultant working on risk management for JP Morgan at the time of 911, Indira Singh was looking for exactly this type of software. To implement the banks next generation blueprint. In her search for ultimate risk management software PTech’s name was flouted as the best candidate for the task.

At JP Morgan Indira was working how to prevent bad things from happening, thing like money laundering rogue trading, and massive computer failures. She was thought very highly of at JP Morgan where she reported directly to the board of directors. The jobs of the software she was looking at was to think about what was going on in the business at any given time. The bank business was being transacted worldwide. It would be surveillance software that indicates if someone was up to no good.

PTech seemed like the company to go with. Given the nature of the sensitive risk management work, only a company with experience delivering software to large scale organisations with secrets to protect would to fit the bill. Their client roster was impressive: The FBI, The IRS, NATO, The Air Force, the US Navy, The United States Department of Energy and Education, the US Postal Service, The US House of Representatives, The Department of Defence, The Secret Service and The Whitehouse.

From the Whitehouse to FBI, from the basement of the FAA to the boardrooms of IBM, Some of the best secured organisations in world running on some of the most protected servers, housing the most protected data trust PTech to do their work. PTech was given authority to build detailed pictures of these organisations. They knew their weakness and vulnerabilities and showed them how they could be exploited. However like all services it could be exploited by those who manage the system.

Given the sensitive information in PTech’s hands, background checks on PTech’s investors and employees should have been a priority.

In the late 1990’s FBI special agents, in the Chicago Field office, Robert Wright and John Vincent were running an investigation into terrorist financing called ‘Vulgar Betrayal’. From the very start the investigation was hampered by FBI management, they were not even given access to computer equipment used to carry out their work. Through perseverance Wright and Vincent’s investigation did yield some results. They managed to seize $1.4 million in terrorist funds. According to Wright these funds were linked directly to Saudi businessman Yasim Al-Qadi.

The FBI were tipped off that Yasim Al-Qadi had once invested in PTech. On the night of 5th December 2002, FBI agents showed up at PTech and asked CEO Oussama Ziade for permission to look into PTech’s dealings with Yasim Al-Qadi.

Yasim Al-Qadi used to boast of his relationship with Dick Cheney. In the late 1990’s Al-Qadi was sanctioned by the United Nation Security Council for suspected links to terrorist organisations. After 911 he was put on a terrorist watch list by the United States Treasury for his suspected ties to terrorist financing.

During the 1990’s as ‘Vulgar Betrayal’ was being hampered from opening an investigation into Al-Qadi’s criminal activities Al-Qadi backed investment firm Sarmany Limited became an angel investor to a software start-up called PTech. They provided $5 million of the initial $20 million that got PTech off the ground. At the time PTech CEO Oussama Ziade denied that Al-Qadi had anything to do with the company other than his initial investment.

The FBI claimed he was lying and according to their investigation from about 1994 through to 2001 Al-Qadi invested $10 million in PTech. Company insiders later told investigators that they were summoned to Saudi Arabia in 1999 to brief Saudi investors in PTech. They were introduced to Al-Qadi, who was described as an owner of PTech.

It has also been reported that Hussein Ibrahim, PTech’s Vice-President and Chief Scientist was al-Qadi representative at PTech. Ibrahim had previously worked for Al-Qadi as Vice-President and then President of BMI a New Jersey based real estate investment firm, from 1989 until 1995. BMI was one of the initial investors in PTech and provided financing for PTech’s founding loan. PTech leased office space and computer equipment from BMI and BMI shared office space with Al-Qadi firm Kadi International Inc. Al-Qadi lawyers have admitted that Al-Qaida representatives may have continued to sit on PTech’s board even after 911.

In 2003 Counter Terrorism Richard A Clarke the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, who served under Presidents George H W Bush and Bill Clinton said: “While BMI held itself out publically as a financial services provider for Muslims in the United States, its investor list suggests the possibility this façade was just a cover to conceal terrorist support”

Suheil Laher, was PTech’s chief architect he wrote software that provide PTech with detailed blueprints of the most sensitive United States agencies in the government. He also wrote articles in praise of Islamic Holy Wars. He was also fond of quoting Abdullah Azzam, Bin Laden’s mentor and the head of Maktab al-Khidamat. Maktab al-Khidamat was founded in 1984 to raise funds and recruit foreign mujahidin for the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

9/11 survivors, families of victims demand transparency from FBI on Saudi Arabia's role in attacks
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9/11 Whistleblowers: Cate Jenkins
Published on Sep 7, 2019 / 22:47
Dr. Cate Jenkins joined the EPA as an Environmental Scientist in December 1979. Beginning shortly after 9/11, and continuing for years afterward, Dr. Jenkins attempted to bring the EPA's faulty and fraudulent air quality testing practices to the attention of anyone who would listen. For her efforts, she endured a years-long legal battle with her own agency. This is her story.

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The world remembers September 11 as 18th anniversary nears
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9/11 Whistleblowers: Michael Springmann
corbettreport Published on Sep 9, 2019 / 25:27
That so many of the 9/11 visas were issued from a single office—the US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia—may seem like a minor footnote at first glance, but it is not. In fact, the Jeddah Consulate is not just another US Consular Office. It has a history of issuing visas to terrorists at the request of the CIA. Just ask Michael Springmann. This is his story.

9/11 Whistleblowers: Barry Jennings
corbettreport Published on Sep 8, 2019 / 24:11
In 2001, Barry Jennings was the Deputy Director of Emergency Services for the New York City Housing Authority. After being called to World Trade Center Building 7 to help coordinate the emergency response on the morning of 9/11, he was trapped in the building for hours by a series of explosions that—according to the official government conspiracy theory—never happened. This is his story.
Flashback: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 09:29 UTC
Very good article, Mr. Seelmann.

You're article pulls on any number of post 9/11 societal threads, and it is not looking good. Damn. In fact, it's rather disconcerting that the passage of time has presented such divisive and grotesque attitudes, all the while the offenders carry on - yet your article makes multiple references of these realities.

So, thank you for taking the time in writing, writing on the anniversary of that horrific day, a day that furthermore has worked hard to completely warp the West, like that 'Wicked Witch' tried to do to enslaves all minds and hearts.

This whole business of 9/11 does indeed remind me of OZ, so I digress:

Wicked In the West
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The Wicked Witch of the West wears the Golden Cap. By W.W. Denslow 1900

"Which road leads to the Wicked Witch of the West?" asked Dorothy. "Road?, There is no road," answered the Guardian of the Gates in a surprised tone. "No one ever wishes to go that way." "How, then, are we to find her?" inquired the girl. "That will be easy," replied the man, "for when as soon as she knows you are walking upon her territory, in the country of the Winkies, she will find you, and make you all her slaves." "Well, perhaps not," said the Scarecrow, "for we mean to destroy her under the Wizard's request." "Oh, well that is different," said the Guardian of the Gates. "No one has ever destroyed her before, so I naturally thought she would make slaves of you, as she has of all the rest. Those who dare to travel in her country are rarely ever seen or heard from ever again. But take care; for she is Wicked and cruel indeed and may not allow you to destroy her if she can help it. She has many terrifying pets and many dark, malevolent powers so beware. Keep to the West, where the sun sets, and you cannot fail to find her, because she will find you! Good luck, for you shall all need it..." ―The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
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