Pakistan’s ISI and The Secret Cult of 9-11 — Signs of the Times News

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House rejects bill to aid sick 9/11 responders




By ANDREW MIGA and DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writers Andrew Miga And David B. Caruso, Associated Press Writers

New Evidence Of WTC Thermite Presence On 9/11?

Contained within the 2008 History Channel documentary “102 Minutes That Changed America” is video depicting what appears to be molten material within World Trade Center tower 2 on September 11, 2001, similar to other molten material filmed nearby. Molten iron is a product of thermitic reactions.

Previously recorded molten material originating from within the northeast corner of the 80th floor of WTC 2 moments before its collapse:

Source of 23.7 Trillion Bailout Cost? SIGTARP Report Summary

Dylan Ratigan is one of the few, if not only, main stream news reporters that attempts to tell the whole story – in all their the ugly and painful details.  Here is an MSNBC clip of Ratigan going off on what he calls the $23.7 trillion bailout.  Dylan is absolutely right that the TARP program is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the overall bailout.  But unfortunately, he does not go into enough details or even provide sources for the $23.7 trillion figure.

So where does the $23.7 trillion figure come from? SIGTARP, an oversight commission created at the same time as TARP, produced quarterly reports that present a much more detailed view of the financial sector handouts bailout program.  The July 2009 Sigtarp report contains the $23.7 trillion figure, as shown in the graphic below.
23.7 trillion
It’s called “Total potential support” because not all of the money has actually been spent.  Much of the potential costs are associated to government guarantees for financial system transactions, which according to the financial institutions, are backed by a pile of worthless paper “assets”.
Two additional SIGTARP quarterly reports have been released since the July report with the $23.7 trillion reference.  True to government form, there is not much consistency in the look and feel of these average 250 page reports.  The section which contained the $23.7 trillion figure – “TARP in context with other programs”- has been removed from subsequent reports.  It’s likely still possible to extract the new figure with a painstaking comb through of the report.  My hunch is that this was intentional.  SIGTARP and the government agencies that created it do not want the true cost of the financial bailout known, or at least not easily known.

Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, bill to help responders, may die…
BY Michael Mcauliff
Wednesday, July 28th 2010
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WASHINGTON – The House votes Wednesday or Thursday for the first time ever on a bill to care for the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001 – and it’s likely to fail.
That’s because Democratic House leaders decided Tuesday to push ahead with the Zadroga <a class=”ext” href=”; style=”text-decoration: none;” target=”_blank” title=”9/11 Health and
Compensation Act”>9/11 Health and Compensation Act under a rule that requires two-thirds approval to pass.
Many Republicans are concerned about the $10.5 billion price tag, and many don’t like the way it’s paid for.
News of the scheme immediately alarmed 9/11 responders.
“Whoever votes ‘No’ tomorrow should go to jail for manslaughter,” said John Feal, who lost half his foot at Ground Zero in the cleanup.
Feal thinks House leaders should have found a way to move the bill in the regular way, needing just a simple majority.
“They’ll all go home and lick their wounds after the vote, but 9/11 responders are the ones who are going to suffer without health care after nine years,” Feal said.
Sources told the Daily News that Democrats feared Republicans would attach toxic changes in a simple majority vote. No such tinkering is allowed under the two-thirds rule.
New York‘s legislators were still holding out hope they would prevail.
“Every time we had a vote on this, we did much better than people thought,” said Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn/Queens).
And Republicans who oppose the bill can be cast in a politically poisonous light, Democrats said, noting the measure is paid for by closing tax loopholes on subsidiaries of foreign companies.
“Either they stand to protect foreign corporations who are avoiding <a class=”ext” href=”; style=”text-decoration: none;” target=”_blank” title=”United
States”>U.S. taxes, or they are going to stand to protect those who stood in protection of us on 9/11,” said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens).
“Do they want to stand up for the heroes of 9/11 or do they want to vote for tax evasion?” asked <a class=”ext” href=”; style=”text-decoration: none;” target=”_blank” title=”Jerrold
Nadler”>Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan).
In a painful irony, the decision to use an odd procedure came as Congress was voting to fund the war in Afghanistan, and add it to the debt.
“What I think is tragic is that we’re funding wars that came out of 9/11, yet we’re not taking care of the men and women who risked their lives,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan).
She and Nadler predicted if the measure fails, they will bring it back after the August recess. “We’re playing to win, but if we don’t we’re building momentum,” Maloney said.

Fox legal analyst: Bush should have been indicted

By David Edwards
Monday, July 12th,
Fox News’ senior judicial analyst made some surprising remarks Saturday that may go against the grain at his conservative network.
In a interview with Ralph Nader on C-SPAN’s Book TV to promote his book Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should have been indicted for “torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrant.”
The judge believes that it is a fallacy to say that the US treats suspects as innocent until proven guilty. “The government acts as if a defendant is guilty merely on the basis of an accusation,” said Napolitano.
Nader was curious about how this applied to the Bush administration. “What about the more serious violations of habeas corpus,” wondered Nader. “You know after 9/11 Bush rounded up thousands of them, Americans, many of them Muslim Americans or Arabic Americans and they were thrown in jail without charges. They didn’t have lawyers. Some of them were pretty mistreated in New York City. You know they were all released eventually.”
“Well that is so obviously a violation of the natural law, the natural right to be brought before a neutral arbiter within moments of the government taking your freedom away from you,” answered Napolitano.
“So what President Bush did with the suspension of habeas corpus, with the whole concept of Guantanamo Bay, with the whole idea that he could avoid and evade federal laws, treaties, federal judges and the Constitution was blatantly unconstitutional and is some cases criminal,” he continued.
“What should be the sanctions [for Bush and Cheney]?” asked Nader.
“They should have been indicted. They absolutely should have been indicted for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrant,” said Napolitano.
“I’d like to say they should be indicted for lying but believe it or not, unless you’re under oath, lying is not a crime. At least not an indictable crime. It’s a moral crime,” he said.
This isn’t the first time that Napolitano’s comments have veered away from the standard talking points at Fox News. He has predicted that Arizona’s controversial immigration law will be blocked by the court. Napolitano also said Arizona’s governor would “bankrupt the Republican Party” fighting for the law.
The liberal blog Crooks and Liars has more details on the Nader/Napolitano interview.
This video is from C-SPAN’s Book TV, broadcast July 10, 2010.