Laura experienced storms last night and was without power. She will return Monday. Have a Great Weekend!
9/11 Commission Did Not Exonerate Saudis . . . At this present time, I hope everyone will stop and take the time to read this long, instructive article.
By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser.
Americans are not used to reading investigative pieces of journalism. We like to tweet and text in small bites. But here’s the thing. Sometimes, the most important things can’t be explained in 15 bites or less. Sometimes, it takes more space and time. And so I ask everyone who is reading this blog to please read it in its entirety — especially the bold parts. And, if you care about our country, if you care about peace, and keeping American lives safe from terrorists, pay attention to what is being said here — and never forget it.
The time has come to clarify some inaccuracies and misleading statements being made in the media regarding the 28 pages, the 9/11 attacks, the investigation of the 9/11 attacks, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In doing so, perhaps the American public will come to understand the importance of passing JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act) and releasing the 28 pages in their entirety.
The 9/11 Commission’s mandate was to not replicate, but rather to expand upon the investigation of the JICI. The JICI was the Joint Intelligence Committee’s Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks, headed by Senator Bob Graham and Congressman Porter Goss. The JICI is where the 28 pages originated. Furthermore, the JICI made a finding of fact and final recommendation that further investigation into the role of KSA and the 9/11 attacks needed to be done, immediately. Therefore, the 9/11 Commission should have carried out this further investigation of the KSA and 9/11. But, they did not. It is only the 9/11 families and intrepid journalists who have continued to investigate the Saudi role for the past twelve years.
As reported and documented in The New York Time’s national security correspondent Philip Shenon’s book, “The Commission,” Staff Director of the 9/11 Commission, Phil Zelikow, actively worked against any thorough investigation into the KSA and its role in the 9/11 attacks.
Patrick Buchanan: At Last, America First! . . . I think Pat’s enthusiastic statement is an important read, because it is based on what Pat thinks he knows about our political system, and I am sure there are many who think like him. Because I think some of Trumps’s statements are likely more naive than calculated (which they would be — calculated, that is — if he were totally aware), the question in my mind is, how much does Trump actually know about our ‘real’ political system. Over and over again I have found that people who are very busy living in our present world simply haven’t had the time and opportunity to step back and study it DEEPLY, going beyond the superficial.
Even Bill Holter, and Jim Willie, who talks about the Vatican being ‘finished’, don’t appear to have this larger picture. We are in the Change of the Ages, and this fact and its huge ramifications must gradually, over time, come to be understood by all of us. Certainly, I hope that any new leadership in this country will grasp it, Donald Trump included! If they do not, I am afraid we are in for a re-run of the same ‘show’!
Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.
The old order in this capital city is on the way out, America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back.
Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep Tuesday, confirms it, as does his foreign policy address of Wednesday.
Two minutes into his speech before the Center for the National Interest, Trump declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be — “America first.” Right down the smokestack!
Gutsy and brazen it was to use that phrase, considering the demonization of the great anti-war movement of 1940-41, which was backed by the young patriots John F. Kennedy and his brother Joe, Gerald Ford and Sargent Shriver, and President Hoover and Alice Roosevelt.
Whether the issue is trade, immigration or foreign policy, says Trump, “we are putting the American people first again.” U.S. policy will be dictated by U.S. national interests.
By what he castigated, and what he promised, Trump is repudiating both the fruits of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy, and the legacy of Bush Republicanism and neoconservatism.
When Ronald Reagan went home, says Trump, “our foreign policy began to make less and less sense. Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, which ended in one foreign policy disaster after another.”
He lists the results of 15 years of Bush-Obama wars in the Middle East: civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans killed, trillions of dollars lost, a vacuum created that ISIS has filled.
I always like to hear someone unfiltered by the news media, and so I present Trump to you in that way.
I have listened enough to understand that for me Donald Trump is a frightening possibility as President. He and the American people are clearly on the right track, but this is only a beginning. Is he and are they ready to learn the truth?
Trump has no idea that, for instance, our foreign policy clearly HAS HAD a vision and a direction! While it has been an extremely dark vision for us and for the planet, it is clear that he does not understand these facts. In my opinion, Trump’s factual knowledge is beyond very shallow — and while this is understandable, his election will only cause the United States to continue to sink in our present quagmire.
Unless there is total transparency about the real truth and the American people are given the time to deal with this knowledge before any election is held, unless they are given the time and opportunity to recover financially, to return to work and begin to leave the present trauma imposed on them behind — there is plenty of money for us all — and to realize that they are cared for, America will continue to wander the path of the future, which is now upon us, as a lost child.
I pray God that those who are aware and will help us do understand these facts, and if necessary I make a public plea — simply for us as citizens to be given the necessary TIME to understand what is truly happening on this planet, which by the way I feel certain the White Dragon Family of China has understood for a very long time. Because it is a law of quantum energy, when Americans understand the truth, then, and only then, will true leaders appear for the United States — and without doubt they will appear!
Donald Trump and authoritarian followers
PressTV- South Korean pres., biggest trade team woo Iran . . . note that this is South Korea