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Obama administration refuses to declassify 28 pages of 9/11 report on foreign governments’ involvement

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The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (henceforth, Joint Inquiry) is the official name of the inquiry conducted by the U.S. Senate and House committees on intelligence into the activities of U.S. intelligence agencies (like the CIA and NSA) in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The investigation began in February 2002, but quickly ran into stonewalling, delays and attacks from then Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, especially after an alleged leak from the committee to CNN, which reported that the National Security Agency had received warning about the attacks on September 10, but failed to translate and forward them.

In August 2002, four months before the release of the final report of Joint Inquiry, unnamed individuals who had read the report revealed it contained accusations of links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the attacks. As the New York Times put it, “two Saudi citizens who had at least indirect links with two hijackers were probably Saudi intelligence agents and may have reported to Saudi government officials, according to people who have seen the report.” The Saudis denied this and asked that the section be made public, but then-President George W. Bush refused.

Obama bows to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, April 2009

Obama bows to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, April 2009

On December 11, 2002, in a PBS Newshour interview, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said:

“I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments [note the plural ‘governments‘] involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.

I am stunned that we have not done a better job of pursuing that to determine if other terrorists received similar support and, even more important, if the infrastructure of a foreign government assisting terrorists still exists for the current generation of terrorists who are here planning the next plots.

To me that is an extremely significant issue and most of that information is classified, I think overly-classified. I believe the American people should know the extent of the challenge that we face in terms of foreign government involvement….

I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing — although that was part of it — by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down….”

On December 20, 2002, the Joint Committee released its final report, Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 – by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The report detailed failings of the FBI and CIA to use available information about terrorists the CIA knew were in the United States — information that could have disrupted the terrorist plots.

However, the George W. Bush administration redacted 28 pages of the report which contained information concerning foreign governments’ involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Those pages remain “classified” to this day, despite Congressional efforts to declassify them.

The most recent effort was more than two years ago.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

On December 2, 2013, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced House Resolution 428, urging President Obama to declassify and release those 28 pages of the joint House and Senate Intelligence Committee report.

HR 429 was a bipartisan resolution, with 21 cosponsors (11 Democrats, 10 Republicans). Jones’ resolution was not enacted.

Below is the full text of H. Res. 428.

H. Res. 428

RESOLUTION

Urging the president to release information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.

Whereas President George W. Bush classified 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001;

Whereas the contents of the redacted pages are necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks upon the United States;

Whereas the Executive Branch’s decision to maintain the classified status of these pages prevents the people of the United States from having access to information about the involvement of certain foreign governments in the terrorist attacks of September 2001; and

Whereas the people of the United States and the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks deserve full and public disclosure of the results of the Joint Inquiry: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that–

(1) the President should declassify the 28-page section of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001; and

(2) the families of the victims and the people of the United States deserve answers about the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks upon the United States.

On October 28, 2003, there was a debate in the Senate on an amendment similar to H. Res. 428. In the debate, Sens. Bob Graham and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) argued for a “yes” vote. Immediately following their speeches, debate was shut down and a vote prevented based on an objection made by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) that “the amendment is not germane”. Read the debate here.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Graham and Dorgan are no longer senators.

Recall that Sen. Graham, who was the chair of one of the committees of the Joint Inquiry, had said he was surprised by “the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.”

Note that Graham used the plural “governments,” not “government’.

According to longtime D.C.-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, in his 2014 book The Star and the Sword, both Israel and Saudi Arabia were intimately involved in planning and carrying out the 9/11 attack on the United States. Both countries, while seemingly enemies, have been longtime secret allies. They share a number of common enemies, including Iran, Shi’a Islam, pan-Arab nationalism, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their intelligence chiefs often meet and conspire in utmost secrecy. The Saudis and Israelis had the motive and the means to cooperate in launching a “false flag” terrorist attack on the United States in order to plunge America into endless conflicts to bolster the positions of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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~Eowyn

Death Panel in Texas: Houston Methodist Hospital consigns man with no insurance to death

At the time when the Democrat-majority Congress was considering the misnamed Affordable Care Act, better and more appropriately known as Obamacare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.”

A physician called into a radio show and said: “That’s the definition of a stool sample.”

But what is happening to 46-year-old Chris Dunn, a former EMT and Homeland Security officer, is no joke.

Sara Gonzales reports for Red State, Dec. 7, 2015 that Dunn is fighting to stay alive, against a death panel at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, because despite indicating his wish to stay alive, the hospital plans to terminate his life.

In the video below, Chris’s family attorney asks him: “Chris, we’re trying to make sure the hospital will continue giving you good care. Do you want to stay alive?”

Unable to speak, Chris answers by nodding his head and placing his hands together in prayer and supplication.

In August 2015, Dunn went to Urgent Care for severe abdominal pain. A CAT scan was performed, which found a mass on his pancreas.

Dunn is uninsured and has applied for a Harris County Gold card (Medicare), which would provide him with subsidized health insurance to pay for a biopsy of the mass which would enable doctors to make a diagnosis. In the meantime, Dunn began vomiting blood and became so ill he was rushed to the emergency room and admitted to a small hospital in Pasadena, Texas on October 12.

Dunn was stabilized and put on a ventilator at Pasadena, but the hospital would not inform his family why the ventilator was necessary or if there was another option. Once stable, Dunn was transferred to Houston Methodist Hospital because the local facility simply could not accommodate the level of care he needed.

Dunn’s mother, Evelyn Kelly, said her son has fluid constantly building up in his abdomen and the mass in his pancreas is squeezing his small intestine, which affects his liver and kidneys. The family has asked for a procedure to put in a drain to allow the fluid building up in his abdomen to drain by itself, but the doctors reportedly refused, stating that the drain could become infected and was not worth the risk.

Dunn’s sister Holly said her brother has been on the ventilator for eight weeks now, although a pulmonary technician candidly had advised her mother they shouldn’t have the ventilator in longer than three weeks. When Evelyn asked one of Dunn’s doctors about performing a tracheostomy to remove the ventilator and allow Dunn to breathe, the doctor refused.

But the ventilator has been in for so long, Dunn can no longer breathe without it, even though his lung function was never the problem.

In a meeting shortly after arriving at Houston Methodist, the hospital staff told Dunn’s family that he was in systemic organ failure and would die within 2 to 3 weeks. Dunn has now been there 8 weeks with no additional explanation being offered.

It gets worse.

Doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital are treating this case as an end-of-life treatment due to cancer — a diagnosis that is a death sentence for Dunn, although:

  1. The doctors have no conclusive evidence that the mass on Dunn’s pancreas is cancerous.
  2. The hospital has not asked an oncologist to examine Dunn, his lab work and imaging, so as to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
  3. According to Evelyn, the hospital has conducted tests on Dunn’s blood and fluid multiple times. Each time, the result was no positive markers for cancer.

What happened next was shocking: Evelyn said 11 hospital employees, including lawyers, marched into her son’s hospital room and handed her a notice explaining their plans to end life-sustaining treatment, invoking the Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA), a law enacted in Texas in 1999 while George W. Bush was governor.

Under TADA, if a hospital or physician decides for any reason they disagree with a patient about his/her medical care, the medical provider may invoke TADA and override the patient or family’s decision about their medical treatment. TADA does not even require the medical provider to give a reason for their decision, specifically whether the decision is financial, i.e., to continue providing care to the patient would be cost-prohibitive for the hospital.  All that TADA requires the medical provider to do is serve the patient or patient’s representative with 10-day notice.

Evelyn contacted Texas Right to Life, who helped her file the necessary paperwork to request an extension with the courts. So far, a judge has granted her a 2-week extension to keep her son from being murdered.

But Houston Methodist Hospital countered the judicial extension with a lawsuit on December 5 to remove Evelyn as Dunn’s power of attorney, and place that power into a third party’s hands. The hospital also brought a psychiatrist to interview Dunn, mere hours after he had a procedure that required high doses of pain medicine, which rendered him unable to effectively communicate. His sister Holly believes the timing of the psychiatrist’s visit was deliberate so as to facilitate a diagnosis that Dunn is incoherent and unable to make decisions for himself.

If the hospital gets its way, Evelyn says they will unplug Dunn’s ventilator, administer a drug to make him “more comfortable”. Dunn will die within 3 to 4 minutes due to the fact that his lungs have been on the ventilator so long they are not strong enough to breathe on their own.

Dunn’s family goes back to court on December 16th, when a judge will determine what happens next, and whether or not Dunn has a right to the medical care he has pleaded for.

Chris Dunn

If anyone is able to make a donation to Chris Dunn’s medical expenses, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/pn8gna2c

H/t FOTM‘s Lana

~Eowyn

Former Muslim says Islam is the religion of war

Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef is a Muslim who converted to Christianity and the bestselling author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.

The son of one of the founding members of Hamas, Yousef worked as a spy for the Israeli intelligence service after beginning to question the religion-ideology in which he had been raised. Yousef’s family publicly disowned him after he wrote Son of Hamas, and he said he lost “everything.”

Yesterday, March 30, 2015, Yousef appeared on The Glenn Beck Program to discuss how he rejected radical Islam and converted to Christianity. As recounted by Erica Ritz in The Blaze, Yousef admitted that Islam’s goal is to conquer the world.

He said “I was brought up in a state of delusion, believing the Islamic theory that once we control the globe and build an Islamic State we can bring humanity, justice and happiness and solve the human condition. Islam is a very dark theory and we need to face this reality.”

Instead of former president George W. Bush’s characterization of Islam as a “religion of peace,” Yousef said “Islam is the religion of war.” He explains:

Islam is at war with everything that is not Muslim. Islam has been in a war against the west and its foundations for the last 1,400 years. This is a fact. The Islamic phenomena that we see in ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Taliban — this is not just a new phenomenon. It has been out there for the last 1,400 years. And I think this is the time for humanity to have the courage to say no to the Islamic theory.

On the appeal of Islam, Yousef explains that “it’s easier for them [Muslims] to listen to the leader who is blaming all the social problems and many other problems on Israel and the United States of America. I was brought up believing in the conspiracy theory that the United States of America and the west, including Israel, is plotting day and night to destroy Islam and the Muslim world, which is a lie. And this is how terrorist organizations kept pushing the average person to fight on their behalf against the United States of America and against Israel.

While Yousef believes that George Bush and Barack Obama have good intentions in the Middle East, he vehemently disagrees with Obama’s insistence that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. Worse still, Obama’s characterization is neither inconsequential nor harmless because “When the president of the free world misleads the public, this is a big, big problem I believe. ISIS is the real face of Islam. ISIS is the real manifestation of the Islamic ideology, of the Islamic theory.”

And unlike some who believe Islam can undergo a reformation like Christianity, Yousef believes “Islam cannot be reformed” because at its core, it is based in tribal conflict and “the mentality of the 7th century.”

However, Middle Easterners are beginning to recognize the danger of ISIS because of the latter’s brutal treatment of fellow Muslims. Yousef says, “I think today, Middle Easterners see the enemy is within. They see ISIS. They see their brutality. Even the Palestinians in Gaza, they see the brutality of Hamas and their absolute control over their lives. And [for] the first time, they come to realize that this is the Islamic theory in action. This is the Islamic theory manifestation.”

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~Éowyn

While the race baiters are hustlin’, George W. Bush pays surprise visit to children’s hospital to hand out toys

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Daily Mail: George W. Bush is nothing if not a good sport. And in no better way was that illustrated when the former President donned a Santa suit for a hospital visit in Dallas. The 68-year-old was handing out toys at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to patients who have to spend Christmas at the facility.

The family that posted the picture of Bush to Facebook lost one of their twin daughters earlier this year to a heart disease called restrictive cardomyopathy. ‘Guess who just came and gave Emily a Christmas present dressed in a Santa suit with Secret Service and all?!?!?………. Pres. George Bush,’ mom Natalie Smith posted to Facebook on December 16.

Her daughter, Shayde, died in January. Her surviving daughter, Emily, has undergone a heart replacement, but is constantly in and out of hospital as her body rejects the organ. The family have been raising money for Emily’s medical expenses on GoFundMe.

There were reports on Twitter that Bush’s secret service detail dressed as elves to accompany him. Bush, who was succeeded by Barrack Obama in 2009, has lifetime secret service protection, as do all former Presidents. The Republican, who lives in Dallas, has kept a low profile since leaving office.

Last weekend, Bush made a surprise visit to the Sept. 11 museum in New York City.  A museum spokesman says the man who was president at the time of the terrorist attacks arrived unannounced around 6 p.m. Sunday.

He was greeted by museum President Joe Daniels and Director Alice Greenwald. Spokesman Michael Frazier says Bush toured the museum and exhibit and ‘took the time to shake a lot of hands’ from people who thanked him for his service.

The museum announced in September that it had gotten its millionth visitor in less than four months after opening to the public.  Visitors have come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries.

Bush also does work with veterans.

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NSA spies on top civilian-military officials, incl. Obama, for blackmail?

Eye of Sauron

Russell D. Tice is a former U.S. intelligence analyst who was the first NSA whistleblower 8 years ago, BEFORE the more famous Edward Snowden.

Wikipedia says Tice worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force, Office of Naval Intelligence, and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). During his nearly 20-year career with various United States government agencies, he conducted intelligence missions related to the Kosovo War, Afghanistan, the USS Cole bombing in Yemen, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tice was transferred from the Defense Intelligence Agency to the National Security Agency in 2002.

Tice was dismissed by the NSA in May 2005, just days after publicly urging Congress to pass stronger protections for federal intelligence agency whistleblowers facing retaliation, and claiming that whistleblowers were being punished.

In December 2005, Tice alleged that both (NSA) and the DIA were engaged in unlawful and unconstitutional conduct against the American people, sparking a national controversy. Tice stated that the activities involved the Director of the NSA, the Deputies Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, and the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and were conducted via very highly sensitive intelligence programs and operations known as special access programs (SAP), more commonly referred to as “black world” programs, or “black ops”. On December 23, 2005, the Austin American-Statesman reported Tice’s allegations that spying on Americans may involve a massive computer system known as ECHELON, which is able to search and filter hundreds of thousands of phone calls and e-mails in seconds.

In reaction to Tice’s claims, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, two prominent figures in conservative media, launched an offensive against his credibility. On his Fox News broadcast of January 11, 2006, O’Reilly said that Tice should be jailed for his whistleblowing activity.

Russell TiceNow that Edward Snowden had come forth with tangible paper evidence of the NSA’s massive surveillance, Tice is speaking out again, hoping that this time the media finally will listen to him.

In the interview below, Tice says that the NSA’s surveillance of American citizens was way more than what we know today, and way past what the law allows.

Speaking from his inside knowledge as an intelligence analyst in the NSA during the George W. Bush administration, Tice says that initially, the NSA targeted news organizations and U.S. companies that did international business.

Then the NSA’s phone and email surveillance (via wiretapping even unlisted home phones) went after the State Department, including then-Secretary of State Colin Powell; high-ranking (3 stars and above) military generals and admirals, including Gen. David Patreus; Supreme Court justices, including Justice Sam Alito; and then-Illinois state senator Barack Obama (beginning at the 3:27 mark in the video.

More disturbing still, Tice doesn’t know who in the NSA was/is administering the surveillance of the U.S. government’s top civilian and military officials. He says the surveillance was done “in the evenings” “on the sly” at the NSA because most NSA officials did not know what was going on.

Then Tice, who’s a Republican says (at the 5:18 mark) that a “high level, very senior person at the NSA” told him that “this was being directed from the Vice President’s office,” i.e., Vice President Dick Cheney.

The interviewer then asks Tice “why?” — What was the purpose of the surveillance? Was it blackmail?

Tice replies that although he doesn’t know for sure, it seems to him that blackmail would be the reason, as “a means of control.” Spying and listening in on people’s phone and email communications for years on end is bound to uncover “salacious information” that can be used for blackmail to control that person. He then points out that, despite sequester budget cutbacks, the intelligence budget isn’t hit, and asks “How is that possible? Is there some kind of leverage that’s being placed on our three branches of government to make sure that the intelligence community gets what they want? In other words, is the intelligence community running this country, and not our government?

When asked specifically whether he thinks there’s a “shadow government,” Tice is reticent, saying he doesn’t really know, but his guess is that it’s the “upper echelons of the intelligence community” who are “running the show.”

Tice emphasizes that the NSA’s massive and secret surveillance of the government itself goes beyond politicians spying on opponent politicians:

“This is on an Orwellian scale. This is the everything scale. This isn’t just Richard Nixon going after the enemies list. This is everybody and everything. And now the NSA is literally tapping EVERY communication, every digital communication in this country. Content. Not just the meta data. Content. When they’re saying ‘It’s not that far,’ once again, they are lying. They continue to lie about their full capability. […] President Bush was lying to the American people. Now President Obama is lying to the American people. Is it because he’s being controlled? I don’t know. But I certainly know when he was candidate Obama, even though I was a Republican I heard that he wanted to stop these things.”

Tice is puzzled why when, years ago, he told the media that the NSA was going after journalists and news organization, the media was disinterested. He wonders if there was/is “some interest that’s making sure the media wasn’t covering this.” Now that Edward Snowden has come forth, with tangible evidence on paper — “tangible proof” of what Tice had said in the past — the media are listening.

Tice concludes by saying that we have a police state in America, but “they’re hiding the fact that it’s a police state. The fact that they can literally go into all our communications, all our digital communications, the fact that it’s been recently disclosed, the Post Office is now doing a cover on every tangible letter that goes into the post office. They’re taking a picture of everything. They’re looking at the return address, and they’re looking at the main address of who’s mailing something, and that is also being digitally stored. So every means of communication in this country, everything, is being watched by the federal government. And that is Orwellian, and that is the trademark of a police state.”

~Eowyn

Barbara Bush says she loves Bill Clinton

presidents & FLPOSAmerica’s Ruling Class at the George W. Bush Presidential Library dedication, Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013. 

In July 2010, an article in the American Spectator, “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” was the talk of the town after talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh spoke about and promoted it.

Written by Boston University Professor Emeritus , the article maintained that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political ruling class vs. the American people.

Whereas the majority of the American people are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan ruling “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and love neither America nor her people. [Read an excerpt of Codevilla’s long article here.]

Here’s the latest example.

An Investor’s Business Daily editorial by Andrew Malcolm draws our attention to an interview that former First Lady Barbara Bush gave to C-SPAN for its series of profiles on America’s first ladies. Barbara’s segment airs on C-SPAN and C-SPAN3 tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern.

In an excerpt from the interview, Mrs. Bush gushed about how she and her husband George H.W. Bush have become “great friends” with Bill Clinton.

She then made excuses for Bill, saying, “Before you’re critical of someone, you should remember that they did not have the advantages you had as a child — a loving mother and father. Bill’s father wasn’t around, and I think Bill thinks George a little bit is like the father he didn’t have. He’s [Bill] very loving to him.”

Then, Barbara Bush said, “I love Bill Clinton.” [1:07 mark]

Excuse me while I go throw up . . . .  svomit_100-121

By the way, there’s a rumor that Barbara Bush is the (unacknowledged) daughter of British occultist satanist Aleister Crowley, which would make George W. Bush Crowley’s grandson.

~Eowyn

By The Way In Case You Did Not Know, The Shut Down Was….Yes Bush’s Fault.

Shutdown: Bush’s Fault?

October 16, 2013 – 9:08 AM


MRCTV’s Dan Joseph had a question on his mind that he couldn’t shake: who bears the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown? Who really is responsible for the mess we’re in right now?  Is it President Obama or former President George W. Bush?  He decided to take these questions to the heart of our misery: Washington D.C.

Despite the fact that “Dubya” has been out of office for the past five years, most of the respondents said former President George W. Bush is to blame for the shutdown.

Why?  Well, he apparently did a lot of bad stuff and had policies that only Barack Obama can reverse, which is why the current president has added twice as much debt than economic output over the past two years.

As for health care, which is at the heart of the shutdown, one respondent said that, if Bush had proposed some sort of health care reform, all of this could’ve been avoided.  Well, he did.  In fact, there’s a long history of Republican policy proposals to fix American health care.

The irony is that Bush’s 2007 health care proposal is actually “superior” to Obamacare concerning universal coverage. As Chris Conover of Forbes noted last August:

“[T]he Bush plan actually was superior to Obamacare when it comes to providing universal coverage. Remember, Obamacare actually does not provide universal coverage. The latest figures from CBO says that when it is fully implemented in 2016, Obamacare will cut the number of uninsured by only 45%, covering 89% of the non-elderly. Even if illegal immigrants are excluded, this percentage rises to only 92%. In contrast, the Bush plan (without a mandate!) would have cut the number of uninsured by 65%.”

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~Steve~