Monthly Archives: February 2007

BOMBSHELL: 9/11 COVER-UP UNRAVELING

Jones Report | Feb 27, 2007  

We are witnessing the unraveling of the 9/11 cover-up.

CNN , BBC 24 Reports Conclusively Prove Media Prior Knowledge and False-Start Scripting of Building 7 Controlled Demolition

It has now been discovered that BBC 24 also reported the Building 7 collapse before it fell. Furthermore, CNN’s Aaron Brown reported that Building 7 “has collapsed or is collapsing” over an hour before it fell.

These clips both reinforce the shocking, newly discovered BBC coverage wherein Jane Standley reports the collapse early– with the building still standing behind her.
 
The early timing of these reports is now verified twiceover– the BBC 24 report is time stamped at 21.54– or 4:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time [See World Time Zones] Secondly, CNN’s Aaron Brown states the time as “4:15 Eastern Daylight Time,” announcing Building 7 has fallen– more than one hour before its actual collapse.

Furthermore, both the BBC report with Jane Standley and the CNN report with Aaron Brown clearly show Building 7 still standing, ‘billowing with smoke’ as the collapse is reported– so premature reporting is confirmed visually as well .

There is no longer any doubt they were all reading off the same script. Reports mirrored testimony of scores of fire fighters, police and emergency workers who were told to get back from the building in the 2 hours before Salomon Brothers building (better known as WTC 7) fell at free-fall speed.

Rescue workers were told the building was to be brought down in a controlled demolition .

The group that carried out the demolition of Building 7 was in a position to feed the media and local authorities an official story. We have the controlled demolition of Building 7 hidden in plain sight– including an admission by the building’s 99-year lease holder Larry Silverstein .

New video and audio clips of emergency workers who were told the Building 7 was to be purposefully brought down are coming out on an hour-by-hour basis as thousands of 9/11 researchers investigate publicly available archives.

Alex Jones in his car on the afternoon of 9/11 also heard ABC News report that the government was considering demolishing Building 7. Jones didn’t’t realize what he was hearing for several weeks. Now the evidence is coming out.

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CNN at 4:15 pm: Building 7 “has either collapsed or is collapsing.”

CNN’S REPORT IN-FOCUS

AARON BROWN QUESTIONS SCRIPT ON-AIR, UNLIKE BBC

It is interesting to note that Aaron Brown seems to realize the incongruity of his reporting as he looks over his shoulder at Building 7– still standing and emitting massive trails of smoke.

Just after announcing that WTC 7 “has collapsed or is collapsing,” he lets onto his confusion, stating:

“And I—I—You, to be honest, can see these pictures more clearly than I, but building number 7, one of the buildings in this very large complex of buildings that is that is the trade center.”

Clearly, Brown, slicker than the BBC reporter, caught the errors in the script during live coverage and revised his words, saying instead– as he looked at the standing structure:

“And now we are told that there’s a fire there and that building may collapse as well as you can see. ”

BBC 24 REPORT IN-FOCUS

Time-Stamped BBC Broadcast Seals Media Foreknowledge of Building 7 Collapse and Use of Scripting

An alternate local BBC report– which included a live time-stamp– now positively establishes that BBC reported the collapse of WTC Building 7 at least 25-minutes prior to the actual collapse of the building.

The feed seen above (at top) reports at 21.54 London time that:

News is continuing to come in as you can imagine. We’re now being told that another enormous building in New York has collapsed. It is the 47-story Salomon Brothers building [better known as WTC Building 7] which was situated very close to the World Trade Center, right there in this financial capitol.

21.54– 5 hours earlier in New York– is 4:54 p.m., well before the actual collapse at 5:20 p.m.

This live feed did not show WTC 7 standing during the announcement, as it was showing B-roll of rescue workers on the ground.

The words used are very similar to the BBC report with Jane Standley, who also reported the WTC 7 collapse prematurely– with the building visible in the live frame beyond the window. The latter coverage also included an explanation by the co-anchor that the building was not attacked, but, rather, was “weakened”– perfectly in line with the official story even before the collapse took place.

BBC’S ABSURD RESPONSE IN-FOCUS

BBC Claims 9/11 Tapes Lost; CNN Archivist Contradicts This, Citing Multiple Copies Recorded

BBC responded to news of the early report on Building 7’s collapse, claiming, amongst other excuses, that their 9/11 tapes have been lost.

A CNN archivist in Atlanta, and Infowars reader, corrected this erroneous notion:

“I’m an archivist with the CNN News Library in Atlanta, and I can tell you with absolute certainty, the mere idea that news agencies such as ours would “misplace” any airchecks from 9/11 is preposterous . CNN has these tapes locked away from all the others. People like myself, who normally would have access to any tapes in our library, must ask special permission in order to view airchecks from that day. Multiple tapes would have been recording their broadcast that day, and there are also private agencies that record all broadcasts from all channels – constantly – in the event that a news agency missed something or needs something . They don’t just have one copy… they have several. It’s standard procedure, and as soon as the second plane hit, they would start recording several copies on other tapes machines all day long.

The only information they need to give out is the source of the collapse claim. No one is saying the BBC is “part of the conspiracy,” we’re saying that someone gave that reporter the information ahead of time. The source of that information is the only thing they can reveal that would be meaningful.”

WTC COMPLEX IN-FOCUS

WTC 3 Was Structurally Destroyed by Falling Debris, Yet Did Not Uniformly Collapse at Free-Fall Speed Like WTC 7

World Trade Center Building 3 — known publicly as the 22-story Marriott Hotel positioned between the Twin Towers– was heavily damaged during the collapse of WTC 2, yet it did not experience uniform collapse either vertically or horizontally– but rather a crater of inconsistent breakage.
WTC Building 3 Was Heavily Damaged by the Collapse of Tower 2, Yet Did Not Collapse Uniformly.

Yet, Building 7, which was comparably far removed from the two buildings hit by airliners, suffered only minor fires and sudden, uniform collapse– typically indicative of a controlled demolition.

Clearly, the difference in damage between the two steel buildings is baffling and untenable under the explanation offered by the government’s official story.

SEE ALSO: Another Smoking Gun? Now CNN Jumps the Gun: On 911 CNN Announced WTC 7 “Has Either Collapsed or is Collapsing” Over an Hour Before it Fell

MORE INFORMATION TO COME AS THESE NEW DEVELOPMENTS CONTINUE TO SURFACE THROUGH INDEPENDENT 9/11 RESEARCH.
 

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Greenspan Warns of U.S. Recession End of 2007

Forbes | Feb 26, 2007 

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Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned Monday that the American economy might slip into recession by year’s end.

He said the U.S. economy has been expanding since 2001 and that there are signs the current economic cycle is coming to an end.

“When you get this far away from a recession invariably forces build up for the next recession, and indeed we are beginning to see that sign,” Greenspan said via satellite link to a business conference in Hong Kong. “For example in the U.S., profit margins … have begun to stabilize, which is an early sign we are in the later stages of a cycle.”

“While, yes, it is possible we can get a recession in the latter months of 2007, most forecasters are not making that judgment and indeed are projecting forward into 2008 … with some slowdown,” he said.

Greenspan said that while it would be “very precarious” to try to forecast that far into the future, he could not rule out the possibility of a recession late this year.

BBC Reported Building 7 Had Collapsed 20 Minutes Before It Fell

Prison Planet | Feb 26, 2007  

Revealing, shocking video shows reporter talking about collapse with WTC 7 still standing in background, Google removes clip

An astounding video uncovered from the archives today shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head.

Minutes before the actual collapse of the building is due, the feed to the reporter mysteriously dies.

This amazing clip was on Google Video, but was removed within hours of the story breaking. You can watch it for the time being at this link and also here. A WMV link is here.

We are attempting to compile numerous mirrors of the video file. Skip forward to around the 14:30 minute mark. We expect the surviving links to quickly disappear, so we’ve uploaded an FLV file to our own server.

To be clear, the Salomon Brothers Building is just a different name for Building 7 or WTC 7.

Although there is no clock or time stamp on the footage, the source claims the report was given at 4:57pm EST, 23 minutes before Building 7 collapsed at 5:20pm. While the exact time of the report cannot be confirmed at present, it is clear from the footage that the reporter is describing the collapse of WTC 7 while it clearly remains standing behind her in the live shot.

The fact that the BBC reported on the collapse of Building 7 over twenty minutes in advance of its implosion obviously provokes a myriad of questions as to how they knew it was about to come down when the official story says its collapse happened accidentally as a result of fire damage and debris weakening the building’s structure.

As we have documented before, firefighters, police and first responders were all told to get back from the building because it was about to be brought down. It is widely acknowledged by those who were there on the scene that warnings were issued for people to evacuate the area in anticipation of the building’s collapse, with some even stating that a 20 second countdown preceded the collapse of the 47-story skyscraper, again clearly suggesting that it was taken down by means of explosives as the video footage of its implosion illustrates.

Alex Jones’ film Terror Storm documents how Thermate was the likely culprit for the implosion of the twin towers and also explores the collapse of WTC 7.

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Silverstein Spills The Beans About WTC Building 7

In a September 2002 PBS documentary, the owner of the WTC complex Larry Silverstein discusses Building 7 and states that in the late afternoon of September 11, the decision was made to “pull it.” The term “pull it” is industry jargon for controlled demolition, but Silverstein denied charges that WTC 7 had been deliberately brought down.

This newly uncovered video confirms that the collapse of WTC 7 was no surprise, because television news stations were reporting on it before it happened!

This footage is absolutely amazing and should provoke a firestorm of new questions aimed both at Silverstein and the BBC. Who told the BBC that the building was going to collapse before it did and why were they reporting its fall in advance of the event actually taking place?

Many have speculated that some kind of press release was leaked too soon and AP wires, radio stations and TV news outlets prematurely reported on WTC 7’s collapse.

The video also severely undermines the credibility of the BBC who recently caused controversy by airing a 9/11 hit piece that sought to debunk questions that bring the official story into doubt.

1 out of 6 Americans depend on programs for poor

Seattle Times | Feb 26, 2007 

If you think this is a good thing, you are a fool. This means that fewer and fewer people can make it on their own in this society. It means that the government is getting bigger and bigger by the day. It means that people are becoming more and more dependent on government to allow them the “privilege” to survive. It means that the elites are turning up the pressure financially to destroy the middle class and force more and more people into debt and dependency. Through job exportation, fake shortages (such as “Peak Oil”), the deliberate destruction of the family, the deliberately created drug epidemic, mercantilist/monopolist practices, expanding national debt, increasing taxation at all levels, the open border policy of rampant illegal immigration and “totalization” with Mexico, unconstitutional wars and federal spending run amok and the resultant rampant inflation, fewer and fewer have the ability to make it on their own. This is all being orchestrated by design to weaken freedom in this country. The only solution is to start a revolt that gets the crooks out of the government and puts true patriots in office. Ron Paul is the best candidate for president, so get behind him and a wave of constitutionalist candidates for congress will follow in his wake. This could be the revolution we have desperately needed to get control of our country and put it back on the path to freedom and prosperity.

PW

The welfare state is bigger than ever despite a decade of policies designed to wean poor people from public aid.

The number of families receiving cash benefits from welfare has plummeted since the government imposed time limits on the payments a decade ago. But other programs for the poor, including Medicaid, food stamps and disability benefits, are bursting with new enrollees.

The result, according to an Associated Press analysis: Nearly one in six people rely on some form of public assistance, a larger share than at any time since the government started measuring two decades ago.

Critics of the welfare overhaul say the numbers offer fresh evidence that few former recipients have become self-sufficient, even though millions have moved from welfare to work. They say the vast majority have been forced into low-paying jobs without benefits and few opportunities to advance.

“If the goal of welfare reform was to get people off the welfare rolls, bravo,” said Vivyan Adair, a former welfare recipient and now an assistant professor of women’s studies at Hamilton College in upstate New York. “If the goal was to reduce poverty and give people economic and job stability, it was not a success.”

Intelligent surveillance cameras able to detect suspicious behavior

KOMO TV | Feb 25, 2007 

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Pedestrians walk under New York City Police Department wireless video cameras attached to a lamp post on the corner of Knickerbocker Ave and Starr St., Thursday, April 13, 2006 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Notice the way the media-whores sell you this. It is always so cutesy and never expressing any worry about the Orwellian implications as though it is all inevitably part of the “new way of thinking” and for our safety. But it was never about safety and it was always about control over the average citizen. If you have been thoroughly brainwashed and want to live in an Orwellian dictatorship, then just read this and smile, thinking it’s good. But if you want to live in freedom, know that this is something devised by evil minds seeking to increase their control over the society as a whole.

PW

A camera trained to look for people on a watch list could combine their unique walk with facial-recognition tools to make an identification. A person carrying a heavy load under a jacket would walk differently than someone unencumbered – which could help identify a person hiding a weapon. The system could even estimate someone’s height.

The next time you walk by a shop window, take a glance at your reflection. How much do you swing your arms? Is the weight of your bag causing you to hunch over? Do you still have a bit of that 1970s disco strut left?

Look around – You might not be the only one watching. The never-blinking surveillance cameras, rapidly becoming a part of daily life in public and even private places, may be sizing you up as well. And they may soon get a lot smarter.

Researchers and security companies are developing cameras that not only watch the world but also interpret what they see. Soon, some cameras may be able to find unattended bags at airports, guess your height or analyze the way you walk to see if you are hiding something.

Most of the cameras widely used today are used as forensic tools to identify crooks after-the-fact. (Think grainy video on local TV news of convenience store robberies gone wrong.) But the latest breed, known as ”intelligent video,” could transform cameras from passive observers to eyes with brains, able to detect suspicious behavior and potentially prevent crime before it occurs.

Surveillance cameras are common in many cities, monitoring tough street corners to deter crime, watching over sensitive government buildings and even catching speeders. Cameras are on public buses and in train stations, building lobbies, schools and stores. Most feed video to central control rooms, where they are monitored by security staff.

The innovations could mean fewer people would be needed to watch what they record, and make it easier to install more in public places and private homes.

”Law enforcement people in this country are realizing they can use video surveillance to be in a lot of places at one time,” said Roy Bordes, who runs an Orlando, Fla.-based security consulting company. He also is a council vice president with ASIS International, a Washington-based organization for security officials.

The advancements have already been put to work. For example, cameras in Chicago and Washington can detect gunshots and alert police. Baltimore installed cameras that can play a recorded message and snap pictures of graffiti sprayers or illegal dumpers.

In the commercial market, the gaming industry uses camera systems that can detect facial features, according to Bordes. Casinos use their vast banks of security cameras to hunt cheating gamblers who have been flagged before.

In London, one of the largest users of surveillance, cameras provided key photos of the men who bombed the underground system in July 2005 and four more who failed in a second attempt just days later. But the cameras were only able to help with the investigation, not prevent the attacks.

Companies that make the latest cameras say the systems, if used broadly, could make video surveillance much more powerful. Cameras could monitor airports and ports, help secure homes and watch over vast borders to catch people crossing illegally.

Intelligent surveillance uses computer algorithms to interpret what a camera records. The system can be programmed to look for particular things, like an unattended bag or people walking somewhere they don’t belong.

”If you think of the camera as your eye, we are using computer programs as your brain,” said Patty Gillespie, branch chief for image processing at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. Today, the military funds much of the smart-surveillance research.

At the University of Maryland, engineering professor Rama Chellappa and a team of graduate students have worked on systems that can identify a person’s unique gait or analyze the way someone walks to determine if they are a threat.

A camera trained to look for people on a watch list, for example, could combine their unique walk with facial-recognition tools to make an identification. A person carrying a heavy load under a jacket would walk differently than someone unencumbered – which could help identify a person hiding a weapon. The system could even estimate someone’s height.

With two cameras and a laptop computer set up in a conference room, Chellappa and a team of graduate students recently demonstrated how intelligent surveillance works.

A student walked into the middle of the room, dropped a laptop case, then walked away. On the laptop screen, a green box popped up around him as he moved into view, then a second focused on the case when it was dropped. After a few seconds, the box around the case went red, signaling an alert.

In another video, a car pulled into a parking lot and the driver got out, a box springing up around him. It moved with the driver as he went from car to car, looking in the windows instead of heading into the building.

In both cases, the camera knew what was normal – the layout of the room with the suspicious bag and the location of the office door and parking spots in the parking lot. Alerts were triggered when the unknown bag was added and when the driver didn’t go directly into the building after parking his car.

Similar technology is currently in use by Marines in Iraq and by the subway system in Barcelona, according to ObjectVideo, a Reston, Va., firm that makes surveillance software.

ObjectVideo uses a ”tripwire system” that allows users to set up virtual perimeters that are monitored by the cameras. If someone crosses that perimeter, the system picks it up, sends out an alert, and security staff can determine if there is a threat.

Company spokesman Edward Troha predicts the technology, currently designed primarily to protect borders, ports and other infrastructure, could be adapted to help prevent retail theft or guard private homes.

The Jacksonville Port Authority uses ObjectVideo software as part of its security measures to watch the perimeter of the Florida port that handles 8.7 million tons of cargo and thousands of cruise ship passengers each year. The surveillance system sends real-time video from anywhere at the port of possible intruders to patrol cars.

Still, industry officials say the technology needs to improve before it can be widely used. There are liability issues, such as if someone is wrongly tagged as a threat at an airport and misses a flight, said Bordes. Troha warns humans are still essential to intelligent video, to tell, for example, if a person in a restricted area is a danger or just lost.

And the cameras can only see so much – they can’t stop some threats, like a bomber with explosives in a backpack. They can’t see what you are wearing under your jacket – yet.

”That is an eventual goal, but we’re not there yet,” said Chellappa.

Al Gore Documentary On Global Warming Wins Oscar

KABC TV | Feb 25, 2007  

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Al Gore, left, and Davis Guggenheim poses with the Oscar for best documentary feature for the film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ at the 79th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

“An Inconvenient Truth,” the documentary that turned former vice president Al Gore’s power-point presentation on global warming into an engaging and entertaining film, won the Oscar Sunday night.

The best-documentary win was a triumph for Gore, who has kept a sense of humor about his loss in the 2000 election that was decided in George W. Bush’s favor by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
“I am Al Gore. I used to be the next president of the United States of America,” Gore says in the film, repeating a line he has used often.

Sunday, Gore used the Oscar win not to further his political career but to boost his campaign to find solutions for global warming and other environmental problems.

“My fellow Americans,” Gore said to laughter from the crowd. “People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.”

Earlier in the evening, Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage to unveil a series of efforts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took to make this year’s awards more environmentally friendly.

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Watch “The Great Global Warming Swindle” – Full documentary: 1 hr 15 min.

Sharpton Learns His Forebears Were Thurmonds’ Slaves

New York Times | Feb 26, 2007 

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The Rev. Al Sharpton Sunday at The Daily News’s offices in Manhattan discussing his family’s historical connection to Strom Thurmond’s.

On the eve of the Civil War, in segregated Florida, a white man died in debt at age 40, leaving his wife, Julia Thurmond Sharpton, alone to raise their four children and to honor his financial obligations.

Determined to offer a helping hand, Mrs. Sharpton’s father-in-law, a plantation owner in South Carolina, gave her a gift: four slaves, two adults and two children, who would work to pay off the money owed.

In that transaction, the bloodlines of two emblematic figures of the next century, each representing an opposite side of America’s racial divide, intersected. Mrs. Sharpton was a first cousin, twice removed, of Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, a longtime segregationist. And one of the slaves given to her, Coleman Sharpton, was the paternal great-grandfather of the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the most vocal and recognizable civil rights leaders of our time.

The connection, sealed in a slave contract signed in 1861, might have remained unknown had it not been for a Web site’s efforts to publicize its extensive collection of African-American genealogy records, a reporter’s curiosity and Mr. Sharpton’s willingness to let researchers dig into his family’s past, a topic he often avoids discussing in public.

The results of the investigation, pieced together from census documents, slave narratives and birth and marriage registries, were unveiled yesterday in The Daily News, with the front-page headline, “Shock of My Life!”

“In the story of the Thurmonds and the Sharptons is the story of the shame and the glory of America,” Mr. Sharpton said at a news conference at the office of The Daily News yesterday, with the older of his two daughters, Dominique, standing behind him.

“The shame is that people were owned as property, and the shame is that I’m the heir of those who were property to the Thurmond family,” he said. “The glory is that Strom Thurmond ran for president in 1948 on a segregationist ticket; I ran in ’04 on a ticket for racial justice, and that shows what America can become, if you’re determined to beat” discrimination.

Mr. Sharpton said he had not heard from the Thurmonds and had no immediate plans of contacting them. “This is not family,” he said firmly. “This is property.”