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Bank Failure * Torture * Sibel * Shell Game

11 February 2008
”9/11 Truthers are the Real
Patriots of the 21st Century!”

-- Steve Alten
Author of The Shell Game

1) Financial Corruption Threatens US All
- - The Bush Financial Bust of 2008
- - World Reports: Extreme Crisis As Group of 9 Demand Settlement
2) Waterboarding for God and Country
- - Ray McGovern: Waterboarding for God and Country
- - Justice Dept. 'Cannot' Probe Waterboarding, Mukasey Says
- - Cheney Defends Use of Harsh Interrogations
3) Sibel Edmonds: "The Highjacking of a Nation”
- - CNN [In Turkey] Covers Sibel Edmonds
- - Let Sibel Edmonds Speak – Don’t - Kill The Messenger
4) Uncounted – Diebold – Hillary 08?
- - Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections
- - The Winning Ticket: Hillary and Diebold in 2008
5) Project Shell Game – 9/11 Commission Cover-Up
- - The Shell Game Opportunity for 9/11 Truthers to Reach the Masses
- - 9/11 inquiry head 'tried to shield George Bush'
- - Coleen Rowley on Philip Shenon's Book
- - The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation

Editor’s Notes:

The first item of this issue begins with basic common sense: a financially corrupt system will fail. World Reports continues to make extraordinary claims, and it won’t take long to see how valid these reports are about threats of sanctions against the US (unless the Bush administration honors its debt of trillions of dollars). Yet another article precedes this from Global Research: The Bush Financial Bust of 2008 on the current plans for ‘when’ Banks fail. Obviously spending billions of dollars for a corrupt war does not help, as well as destroying the environment for the purpose of maintaining growth. This is simply suicidal or greed run amok. Item two proves this with the US policy of waterboarding by a group of liars likely in order to get forced false confessions. Item 3 covers more on Sibel Edmonds: The Highjacking of a Nation. Item four begins with a review of "Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections.” When Dylan Avery and Korey Rowe were asked after the screening of their film, “Loose Change The Final Cut”, which political group or movement in their opinion was most closely aligned with the 9/11 truth movement, they both responded that it was with those who were supporting presidential candidate Ron Paul. However, after seeing the film, “Uncounted," I believe it is with those fighting to stop election theft. The similarities with those for 9/11 truth are key for the basics of a democracy. There is strong evidence of election theft in both cases, there is complicity by mainstream media and Congress, and both groups fighting to expose such an abhorrent theft of democracy are often discounted as “conspiracists.” The film, Uncounted is incredibly disturbing like the reality of what happened on 9/11; the more that people are exposed to such evidence, the better the odds are for stopping the next election theft and false flag action leading to more wars. Item five covers more on THE SHELL GAME and why many distinguished individuals are supporting this medium for mainstream awakening. Also in that item is more on a nonfiction book by Philip Shenon: “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.” Please support such resources and campaigns critical for peace and justice.

"...If they were to do real investigations we would see several
significant high level criminal prosecutions in this country. And
that is something that they are not going to let out. And,
believe me; they will do everything to cover this up..."

-- Sibel Edmonds

Valley 9/11 Truth
A film presentation of David Ray Griffin at the
Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA
Wednesday, February 13, 2008; 7:00pm

presents a film screening/discussion
A Funny Thing Happened
On The Way To The Moon

By Bart Sibrel
Thursday, February 21, 2008
at Media Education Foundation; 7pm
60 Masonic Street Northampton, MA

1) Financial Corruption Threatens US All

- - The Bush Financial Bust of 2008
- - World Reports: Extreme Crisis As Group of 9 Demand Settlement

- - The Bush Financial Bust of 2008
"It's All Downhill From Here, Folks"

By Mike Whitney
Global Research, February 8, 2008

"I just saw a picture Bernanke stripped to the waist in the
boiler-room shoveling greenbacks into the furnace."
Rob Dawg,
Calculated Risk blog-site


On January 14, 2008 the FDIC web site began posting the rules for reimbursing depositors in the event of a bank failure. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is required to "determine the total insured amount for each of the day of the failure" and return their money as quickly as possible. The agency is "modernizing its current business processes and procedures for determining deposit insurance coverage in the event of a failure of one of the largest insured depository institutions."

The implication is clear, the FDIC has begun the "death watch" on the many banks which are currently drowning in their own red ink. The problem for the FDIC is that it has never supervised a bank failure which exceeded 175,000 accounts. So the impending financial tsunami is likely to be a crash-course in crisis management. Today some of the larger banks have more than 50 million depositors, which will make the FDIC's job nearly impossible.

Good luck.

It's worth noting that, due to a rule change by Congress in 1991, the FDIC is now required to use "the least costly transaction when dealing with a troubled bank. The FDIC won't reimburse uninsured depositors if it means increasing the loss to the deposit insurance fund....As a result, uninsured depositors are protected only if a bank acquiring the failed bank will pay more for all of the deposits than it would for insured deposits only." (MarketWatch)

Great. That's reassuring. And there's more, too. FDIC Chairman Shiela Bair warned that "as of Sept. 30, there were 65 institutions with assets of $18.5 billion on its list of "problem" institutions;" although she wouldn't give names.

So, what does it all mean?

It means there's going to be an unprecedented wave of bank closures in the US and that people who want to hold on to their life savings are going have to be extra vigilant as the situation continues to deteriorate. And it is deteriorating very quickly.

Right now, many of the country's largest investment banks are holding $500 billion in mortgage-backed securities and other structured investments that are steadily depreciating in value. As these assets wear-away the banks' capital, the likelihood of default becomes greater. This week, Fitch Ratings announced that it will (probably) cut ratings on the 5 main bond insurers (Ambac, MBIA, FGIC, CIFG,SCA) "regardless of their capital levels". This seemingly innocuous statement has roiled markets and put Wall Street in a panic. If the bond insurers lose their AAA rating (on an estimated $2.4 trillion of bonds) then the banks could lose another $70 billion in downgraded assets. That would increase their losses from the credit crunch--which began in August 2007---to $200 billion with no end in sight. It would also impair their ability to issue loans to even credit worthy customers which will further dampen growth in the larger economy. Structured investments have been the banks' "cash cow" for nearly a decade, but, suddenly, the trend has shifted into reverse. Revenue streams have dried up and capital is being destroyed at an accelerating pace. The $2 trillion market for collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) is virtually frozen leaving horrendous debts that will have to be written-down leaving the banks' either deeply scarred or insolvent. It's a mess.

There were some interesting developments in a case involving Merrill Lynch last week which sheds a bit of light on the true "market value" of these complex debt-pools called CDOs. The Massachusetts Secretary of State has charged Merrill with "fraud and misrepresentation" for selling them a CDO that was "highly risky and esoteric" and "unsuitable for the City of Springfield." (Most cities are required by law to only purchase Triple A rated bonds) The city of Springfield bought the CDO less than a year ago for $13.9 million. It is presently valued at $1.2 million---MORE THAN A 90% LOSS IN LESS THAN A YEAR.

Merrill has quietly settled out of court for the full amount and seems genuinely confused by the Massachusetts Secretary of State's apparent anger. A Merrill spokesman said blandly, "We are puzzled by this suit. We have been cooperating with the Secretary of State Galvin's office throughout this inquiry."

Is it really that hard to understand why people don't like getting ripped of?

This anecdote shows that these exotic mortgage-backed securities are real stinkers. They're worthless. The market for structured debt-instruments has evaporated overnight leaving a massive hole in the banks' balance sheets. The likely outcome will be a rash of defaults followed by greater consolidation of the major players. (re: banking monopolies) The Fed's multi-billion bailout plan; the "Temporary Auction Facility" (TAF) is a quick-fix, but not a permanent solution. The real problem is insolvency, not liquidity.

The smaller banks are dire straights, too. They're bogged down with commercial and residential loans that are defaulting faster than any time since the Great Depression. The Comptroller of the Currency,John Dugan--who is presently investigating commercial real estate loans---discovered that commercial banks "wrote off $524 million in construction and development loans in the third quarter of 2007, almost nine times the amount of 2006". The commercial real estate market is following residential real estate off a cliff and will undoubtedly be the next shoe to drop.

Dugan found out that, "More than 60% of Florida banks have commercial real estate loans worth more than 300% of their capital, a level that automatically attracts more attention from examiners." (Wall Street Journal) He said that his office was prepared to intervene if banks with large real estate exposure maintained unreasonably low reserves for bad loans. Dugan is forecasting a steep "increase in bank failures."

According to Reuters: "Dozens of U.S. banks will fail in the next two years as losses from soured loans mount and regulators crack down on lenders that take too much risk, especially in real estate and construction," predicts Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets analyst. Apart from the growing losses in commercial and residential real estate, the banks are carrying over $150 billion of "unsyndidated" debt connected to leveraged buyout deals (LBOs) which are presently stuck in the mud. Like CDOs, there's no market for these sketchy transactions which require billions in cheap, easily available credit. They've just become another anvil dragging the banks under.

On January 31, Bloomberg News reported: "Losses from securities linked to subprime mortgages may exceed $265 billion as regional U.S. banks, credit unions and overseas financial institutions write down the value of their holdings." Standard and Poor's added that "it may cut or reduce ratings of $534 billion of subprime-mortgage securities and CDOs as default rates rise." Another blow to the banks withering balance sheets. Is it any wonder why the "new loans" spigot has been turned off?

Surprisingly, there's an even bigger threat to the financial system than these staggering losses at the banks. A default by one of the big bond insurers could trigger a meltdown in the credit-default swaps market, which could lead to the implosion of trillions of dollars in derivatives bets. The inability of the under-capitalized monolines (bond insurers) to "make good" on their coverage is likely to set the first domino in motion by increasing the number of downgrades on bond issues and intensifying the credit-paralysis which already is spreading throughout the system.

MSN Money's financial analyst Jim Jubak summed it up like this:

"Actually, I'm worried not so much about the junk-bond market itself as the huge market for a derivative called a credit-default swap, or CDS, built on top of that junk-bond market. Credit-default swaps are a kind of insurance against default, arranged between two parties. One party, the seller, agrees to pay the face value of the policy in case of a default by a specific company. The buyer pays a premium, a fee, to the seller for that protection.

This has grown to be a huge market: The total value of all CDS contracts is something like $450 trillion..... Some studies have put the real credit risk at just 6% of the total, or about $27 trillion. That puts the CDS market at somewhere between two and six times the size of the U.S. economy.

All it will take in the CDS market is enough buyers and sellers deciding they can't rely on this insurance anymore for junk-bond prices to tumble and for companies to find it very expensive or impossible to raise money in this market." (Jim Jubak's Journal; "The Next Banking Crisis is on the Way", MSN Money)

Jubak really nails it here. In fact, this is what Wall Street is really worried about. $450 trillion in cyber-credit has been created through various off balance sheets operations which neither the Fed nor any other regulatory body can control. No one even knows how these abstruse, credit-inventions will perform in a falling market. But, so far, it doesn't look good.

The enormity of the derivatives market ($450 trillion) is the direct result of Greenspan's easy-credit monetary policies as well as the reconfiguring of the markets according to the "structured finance" model. The new model allows banks to run off-balance sheets operations that, in effect, create money out of thin air. Similarly, "synthetic" securitization, in the form of credit default swaps (CDS) has turned out to be another scam to avoid maintaining sufficient capital to cover a sudden rash of defaults. The bottom line is that the banks and non-bank institutions wanted to maximize their profits by keeping all their capital in play rather than maintaining the reserves they'd need in the event of a market downturn.

In a deregulated market, the Federal Reserve cannot control the creation of credit by non-bank institutions. As the massive derivatives bubble unwinds, it is likely to have real and disastrous effects on the underlying-productive economy. That's why Jubak and many other market analysts are so concerned. The persistent rise in home foreclosures, means that the derivatives which were levered on the original assets (sometimes exceeding 25-times their value) will vanish down a black hole. As trillions of dollars in virtual-capital are extinguished by a click of the mouse; the prospects of a downward deflationary spiral become more likely.

As economist Nouriel Roubini said:

"One has to realize that there is now a rising probability of a 'catastrophic' financial and economic outcome, i.e. a vicious circle where a deep recession makes the financial losses more severe and where, in turn, large and growing financial losses and a financial meltdown make the recession even more severe. That is why the Fed has thrown caution to the wind and taken a very aggressive approach to risk management." (Nouriel Roubini EconoMonitor)

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- - World Reports: Extreme Crisis As Group of 9 Demand Settlement
By Christopher Story
TOKYO G-8/G-10 Meeting Will Impose Sanctions on Monday
Sunday 10 February 2008 02:04
For complete article, see:

For archives and related forthcoming articles, see:

2) Waterboarding for God and Country

- - Ray McGovern: Waterboarding for God and Country
- - Justice Dept. 'Cannot' Probe Waterboarding, Mukasey Says
- - Cheney Defends Use of Harsh Interrogations

- - Waterboarding for God and Country
By Ray McGovern

10/02/08 "ICH"-- -After one spends 45 years in Washington, high farce does not normally throw one off balance. I found the past few days, however, an acid test of my equilibrium.

I missed the National Prayer Breakfast—for the 45th time in a row. But, as I drove to work I listened with rapt attention as President George W. Bush gave his insights on prayer:

“When we lift our hearts to God, we’re all equal in his sight. We’re all equally precious...In prayer we grow in mercy and compassion.... When we answer God’s call to love a neighbor as ourselves, we enter into a deeper friendship with our fellow man — and a deeper relationship with our eternal Father.”

Vice President Dick Cheney skipped Thursday’s prayer breakfast in order to put the final touches on the speech he gave later that morning to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Perhaps he felt he needed some extra time to devise careful words to extol “the interrogation program run by the CIA...a tougher program for tougher customers, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11,” without conceding that the program has involved torture.

But there was a touch of defensiveness in Cheney’s remarks, as he saw fit repeatedly to reassure his audience yesterday that America is a “decent” country.

For this article, see:

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- - Justice Dept. 'Cannot' Probe Waterboarding, Mukasey Says

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- - Cheney Defends Use of Harsh Interrogations
February 7, 2008

WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday vigorously defended the use of harsh interrogation techniques on a few suspected terrorists, saying that the methods made up “a tougher program, for tougher customers” and might have averted another attack on the United States.

“A small number of terrorists, high-value targets, held overseas have gone through an interrogation program run by the C.I.A.,” Mr. Cheney said in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, around the same time that the head of the Central Intelligence Agency said one of the most controversial interrogation methods, “waterboarding,” may be illegal under current law.

The “high-value targets” included Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mr. Cheney recalled. “He and others were questioned at a time when another attack on this country was believed to be imminent. It’s a good thing we had them in custody, and it’s a good thing we found out what they knew,” the vice president said, drawing applause.

Mr. Cheney did not use the term “waterboarding,” which simulates the feeling of drowning in the subject. But the C.I.A. director, Michael V. Hayden, acknowledged recently that Mr. Mohammed was one of three suspects on whom the harsh technique was used several years ago.

The vice president asserted that the techniques used by the C.I.A. were safe and professional, and that the interrogation program had unearthed information that had “foiled attack against the United States, information that has saved thousands of lives.”

And, in a rebuttal to critics of the Bush administration critics, Mr. Cheney said, “The United States is a country that takes human rights seriously. We do not torture — it’s against our laws and against our values.”

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3) Sibel Edmonds: "The Highjacking of a Nation"

- - CNN [In Turkey] Covers Sibel Edmonds
- - Let Sibel Edmonds Speak – Don’t - Kill The Messenger

Sibel Edmonds: "The Highjacking of a Nation"
Published by The American Monitor's new research blog—
Sibel Edmonds, Narco-Terror, 9/11

"The Highjacking of a Nation, Part 2":
by Sibel Edmonds


"...For Al Qaeda’s network Turkey is a haven for its sources of funding. Turkish networks, along with Russians’, are the main players in these [Afghan poppy] fields; they purchase the opium from Afghanistan and transport it through several Turkic speaking Central Asian states into Turkey, where the raw opium is processed into popular byproducts; then the network transports the final product into Western European and American markets via their partner networks in Albania. ... These operations are run by mafia groups closely controlled by the MIT (Turkish Intelligence Agency) and the military. ... The Turkish government, MIT and the Turkish military, not only sanctions, but also actively participates in and oversees the narcotics activities and networks."

For the complete article, and link to part 1, see:

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- - CNN [In Turkey] Covers Sibel Edmonds

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- - Let Sibel Edmonds Speak – Don’t - Kill The Messenger
For more resources on Sibel Edmonds, see:

- Part 1/6 Sibel Edmonds - "Kill The Messenger"
- Part 2/6 Sibel Edmonds - "Kill The Messenger"
- Part 3/6 Sibel Edmonds - "Kill The Messenger"
- Part 4/6 Sibel Edmonds - "Kill The Messenger"
- Part 5/6 Sibel Edmonds - "Kill The Messenger"
- Part 6/6 Sibel Edmonds - "Kill The Messenger"

4) Uncounted – Diebold – Hillary 08?

- - Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections
- - The Winning Ticket: Hillary and Diebold in 2008

- - Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections
Review of film by Cole Smithey

Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party, using systematic methods that were supported by an irresponsible media, stole the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections should be prepared to have their eyes opened. Here is an important and essential account of the treachery that cost America its democracy in two bloodless coups that portend yet another such rape in 2008 if something isn’t done to annihilate rampant voter fraud being committed by neocon fascists. Documentarian David Earnhardt utilizes in-depth conversations with such political figures as columnist Robert Koehler, Representative John Conyers, data analyst Bruce O’Dell, investigative journalist Brad Friedman, and voting rights activist Antonio Sanford to give voice to the terrible acts that put an illegitimate president in office. If you only see one documentary this year, find a way to see "Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections."

For other reviews of this powerful important documentary, see:
and for trailer, and how to purchase:

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- - The Winning Ticket: Hillary and Diebold in 2008
By Mike Whitney

“Its not who votes that counts. Its who counts the votes.” Joseph Stalin

11/01/08 -- -- Something doesn't ring true about Hillary's “upset” victory in the New Hampshire primary. It just doesn't pass the smell test. All the exit polls showed Clinton trailing Obama by significant margins. In fact, in the Gallup Poll taken just days before the election, "Crocodile tears" Hillary was down by a whopping 13 points. Her “turnaround” was not only unexpected, but downright shocking. The results for the rest of the candidates--excluding Clinton and Obama---were all within the margin of error. Clinton was the only anomaly. Surprise, surprise.

If this election had been conducted in any other country in the world, the Bush administration would have immediately dispatched an independent team of election observers and demanded a recount. But not in the good old USA, where stealing elections is replacing baseball as the national pastime. Would it surprise you to know that (according to Black Box Voting) the Marketing and Sales Director of the company that tallies the votes (LHS) “was arrested, indicted, and pleaded guilty to "sale / CND" and sentenced to 12 months in the Rockingham County Correctional facility, and fined $2000.” That would be LHS Sales Director Mr. Ken Hajjar. Here's an excerpt from Bev Harris's Black Box Voting web site:

“The Diebold ballot printing plant at the time we got records on the overages (that is, more ballots than needed for election; MW) was being run by a convicted felon who had spent four years in prison on a narcotics trafficking charge. No, not New Hampshire's voting machine programming exec Ken Hajjar, who cut a plea deal in 1990 for his role in cocaine distribution. This was another convicted felon, John Elder, who ran the Diebold ballot printing plant; he's now an elections consultant.” (

Still feel confident about the election results?

Then why not spend 5 minutes perusing this you-tube demonstration that shows how anyone with a screwdriver and a brain the size of a walnut can transform a 'humiliating defeat' into a miraculous Clintonesque “comeback”.

The you-tube video also shows LHS's owner defending the dubious record of his optical scanning hardware in court. The reader can decide for himself whether we're dealing with a man of impeccable integrity or another flannel-mouth opportunist who has enriched himself at the expense of our basic democratic institutions.

Bradblog's Dori Smith reports that Sales Director “Hajjar totes memory cards around in the trunk of his car and defends the practice of swapping out memory cards during the middle of elections.” ( Nice touch, eh?

Smith also adds this revealing tidbit:

"Other LHS staff members we spoke with, including Mike Carlson and Tom Burge, provided similar comments. They said they would open machines up during an election and swap memory cards as needed. This is illegal under Connecticut law and Deputy Secretary Mara told us she has since informed LHS that such actions were in violation of Connecticut election laws.”

“So what's all the fuss? I'll just slip this little card in the slot and---Lookee here---Hillary's a winner; just like I figured.”

Activist Nancy Tobi provides a great summary of the back-room machinations in her article “Democracy for New Hampshire” which came out the day after the primary:

“81% of New Hampshire ballots are counted in secret by a private corporation named Diebold Election Systems (now known as "Premier"). The elections run on these machines are programmed by one company, LHS Associates, based in Methuen, MA. We know nothing about the people programming these machines, and we know even less about LHS Associates. We know even less about the secret vote counting software used to tabulate 81% of our ballots. People like to say "but we use paper ballots! They can always be counted by hand!"

But they're not. They're counted by Diebold. Only a candidate can request a hand recount, and most never do so. And a rigged election can easily become a rigged recount, as we learned in Ohio 2004, where two election officials were convicted of rigging their recount. (Is it just a funny coincidence that Diebold spokesman is named Mr. Riggall?)

We need to get the count right on election night. Right now, nobody in New Hampshire, except the programmers at LHS Associates and Diebold Election Systems, knows if we are getting it right or wrong.”

Good job, Nancy.

Does it seem to you, dear reader, that we could save the taxpayer a lot of money and trouble by just returning to the “old system” of letting 9 judges on the Supreme Court chose our leaders? Why do we continue with this pointless sham?

Look, our elections are being run by corporations that have an obvious stake in the outcome. There's a heap of money involved and nothing is left to chance. The media's job is to make us feel like we have a choice. We don't.

The only reason the farce continues is because the ruling elite believe that perception management is the cheapest way to control the bewildered herd. And, of course, they're right. Pulling a lever every 4 years is a type of political empowerment. It makes us feel like we're part of the decision-making process, which makes it easier to accept the “shittier and shittier paying jobs”, the curtailed civil liberties and the endless wars. (Thanks George Carlin)

This year we can choose from a slate of 8 candidates; all of whom are members of the secretive Council on Foreign Relations; and all of whom are wholly committed to the off-shoring of businesses, the outsourcing of jobs, the expansion of police-state powers, and the obscene enlargement the already over-bloated War Machine. The only exceptions are Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich who are treated like pariahs by the establishment media.

As for Hillary; she won nothing. The results are completely bogus. Her weepy performance before the balloting was orchestrated to create a credible narrative to explain the fraudulent shifting of votes away from Obama. It was exactly the same trick that Karl Rove played in 2004, when he had the entire corporate media standing behind his cockamamie story that 3 or 4 million fundamentalists---who had never voted before in a general election---suddenly poured down from the mountains to cast their ballot for their champion, George Bush. This absurd narrative was spouted from every media-soapbox in the nation until it was generally accepted as fact. The media then proceeded to quash any investigation of the massive voter fraud which took place across the country (particularly in Ohio) while discrediting critics as conspiracy theorists.

“Conspiracy theorists?”

s it a conspiracy to think that the same guys who abduct foreign nationals off the streets of cities around the world and take them to black sites---where their eyes are gouged out and their finger nails ripped off---would get squeamish over something as trivial as ballot stuffing?

Get real!

Clinton's tearful antics were right out of Karl Rove's “Dirty Tricks Playbook”. Chapter one: Invent a believable storyline, run it through the Propaganda Ministry (the media) and stick with it no matter how ridiculous it sounds.

I carry no brief for Obama or Clinton and I don't see any substantial difference between either of them. They are both water carriers for their far-right constituents. It is the system that's important. And the system is broken.

The primary was stolen. End of story. Now, it's our move.

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5) Project Shell Game – 9/11 Commission Cover-Up

- - The Shell Game Opportunity for 9/11 Truthers to Reach the Masses
- - 9/11 inquiry head 'tried to shield George Bush'
- - Coleen Rowley on Philip Shenon's Book
- - The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation

- - The Shell Game Opportunity for 9/11 Truthers to Reach the Masses
Project Censored Director Urging Vast Readership of "THE SHELL GAME"!

“The Shell Game is grounded theory leading to fictional interpretations of the abuse of power by the Global Dominance Group within the US military industrial complex. This is a book that needs to be read and understood by all Americans.”

Peter Phillips
Professor Sociology Sonoma State University
Director Project Censored

“The Shell Game” rocketed up to hit #31 on the New York Times Best Seller List,
and it hasn’t even been fully stocked by all the bookstores that have ordered copies.

Some of the other renowned activists, authors, and researchers urging all to do
what they can to expand readership of “The Shell Game” includes:

Dr. Steven Jones – Physicist who discovered controlled demolition substances in WTC debris; Janice Matthews - Executive Director; David Ray Griffin - 9/11 Researcher and Author; Kevin Ryan -former UL chemistry laboratory manager & NIST report whistle blower; Dr. Robert Bowman - Rtd. Colonel US Air Force, 9/11 truth leader;; Rob Balsamo – Pilots for 9/11 Truth; Carol Brouillet - Organizer of 1st National 9/11 Truth Conference in San Francisco; Mike Berger - "Improbable Collapse" Documentary Producer - 911Truth Spokesman; David Kubiak - Board member; Kevin Barrett – Muslim/Christian/Jewish Alliance for 9/11 Truth; Michael Wolsey –; Peter Dale Scott – Author of, “The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America,” (University of California Press., 2007)

Here is the new flyer, author Steve Alten has just released:

For the home and to see a video trailer about this book, see:

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- - 9/11 inquiry head 'tried to shield George Bush'
By Tom Leonard in New York
February 5, 2008

Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission's executive director, allegedly attempted to intimidate staff to avoid findings that would be damaging to President George W Bush, who was running for re-election, and Condoleezza Rice, his then National Security Adviser.

The claims are made by Philip Shenon in The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, published today.

Although it was known that Mr Zelikow was a friend of Miss Rice and that they had written a book together in 1995, Mr Zelikow had pledged not to talk to senior White House figures during the investigation.

However, Mr Zelikow told Shenon, a New York Times reporter, that he spoke to Miss Rice several times during the 20-month inquiry and also exchanged frequent calls with the White House, including four to Karl Rove, Mr Bush's then chief political adviser.

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- - Coleen Rowley on Philip Shenon's Book - February 8 2008 -
September 11th Advocates ('Jersey Girls') Comment
on the Impending Release of Philip Shenon's Book
“The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation”
February 6, 2008
Coleen Rowley

As someone also motivated by the need for the truth about 9/11, as well as aware of the way conflicts of interest have a way of covering up truth, let me add my thanks to Philip Shenon on the release of his new book. Also let me share this recent comment forwarded to me by Monica Gabrielle of the September 11th Advocates:


Philip Shenon's new book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, serves to justify our suspicions and the concerns of the Family Steering Committee, that we attempted to publicly air during the course of the 9/11 Commission's tenure.

One of the most egregious revelations put forth by Mr. Shenon is the fact that Philip Zelikow was hired as the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, despite his direct ties to the Bush administration. In 2000-2001 he served as a member of Condoleezza Rice's National Security Council (NSC) transition team, where he was allegedly the "architect" of the decision to demote Richard Clarke and his counter terrorism team within the NSC. Furthermore he was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) from 2001-2003, where Zelikow drafted most of the 2002 "National Security Strategy of the United States," creating the pre-emptive Iraq war strategy. These areas were within the scope of the Commission's mandate and as such were of critical importance to determine what, if any, impact they had on the government's ability to prevent the 9/11 attacks.

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