Thursday, July 24, 2014

Historical/Research 9-11 video, 68 min, unedited (2001)

Many of the things that went out over the air (TV) on September 11, 2001 have never re-aired. To the degree that we contribute our videos, we thus contribute to history.

This unedited video was recorded in 3 segments (all times Mountain Daylight): early afternoon, early evening, and late that day (already 9/12 back East) until the tape ran out...

This movie is part of the collection: September 11

9/11: Stabilized WTC1 (NIST FOIA, WPIX Dub4 #17)

9/11: Stabilized WTC2 Molten Metal (P. Damas, NIST FOIA)

9/11 ForeKnowledge

In March 2002 for the premiere on CBS, they had people worried that the movie would be gruesome, nauseating, maybe fallen jumpers on the sidewalk, body parts, blood, guts, etc.

And for what it's worth CBS did make network history by airing the F word.

But then the Naudets POINTEDLY UNDERPLAYED the gruesomeness expectation, by having Jules testify how he consciously decided AGAINST filming the "burning" person(s?).

Jules says with tears in his eyes: "I just didn't want to film that. It was like, no one, no one should have to see this." MEANING, I think, 'No one BUT US [the filmmakers] should GET to see it!'

This moment garnered them praise, in reviews, because of their commendable non-sensationalist "self-restraint," their "auto-censorship."


It smells like they murdered the Staten Island FDNY Probie (Michael Gorumba) on 8/28. It smells like they murdered the FDNY Chaplain (Mychal Judge) and the brother of Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer (Lt. Kevin Pfeifer) on 9/11.

It smells like they murdered all those office workers, in the Towers.

--Ray Ubinger

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition', European Court rules

Poland broke the European human rights convention in helping the CIA to render two terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

The judges said Poland had co-operated with the secret illegal transfers in 2002-2003, allowing two suspects to be interrogated on its territory.

It is the first such case concerning a CIA "black site" prison in Poland.

Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian, was arrested in Pakistan and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi, in Dubai.

Polish officials called the ruling "embarrassing for Poland", but also "premature" because Poland's investigation into the prison allegations was still going on.

The court held that "the treatment to which the applicants had been subjected by the CIA during their detention in Poland had amounted to torture".

FBI Knew About Saudi 9/11 hijacker Ties, But Lied to Protect “National Security”

Here’s one of our most popular—and explosive—pieces of original reporting, which we first ran in June 2013.

The FBI apparently has known for a decade about links between powerful Saudi interests and the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and has been forced to tacitly admit that it lied about it for all of these years.

In case the import is not clear, let us state emphatically: this is a huge development.


In court filings seeking to stave off a media Freedom of Information request, the FBI has stated that releasing documents relating to this issue will harm “national security.” As proof of the sensitivity of the matter, the FBI gave the judge a document dated April 4, 2002, in which the FBI states that its own inquiries “revealed many connections” between a well-connected Saudi family with a house in South Florida and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.”

The Sarasota Affair...


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[cryptography] Increased and Diverse Disclosure Initiatives Needed

Cryptome has canceled the Kickstarter. Following the purpose of the kickstarter it urges support for increased and diverse disclosure initiatives.

A few suggestions:

1. Many more and diverse disclosure initiatives are needed to broaden public participation, to diversify content and to increase unpaid access. 

2. They should be novel and unexpected.

3. They should evolve and avoid being static, preferrably brand-free.

4. These may be online, offline or neither, inventive and variable.

5. They may be short- or long-lived or episodic and erratic.

6. Might be hit and run, for a single disclosure or unpredictable series.

7. Provided by individuals, groups or variable.

8. Funded by individuals, groups or variable.

9. Anonymous, nonymous, pseudononymous or variable.

10. Legal, extra-legal, quasi-legal, pushing against legal or variable.

11. Low-key, low-profile, low-recognition, the opposite or variable.

12. Reputable, disreputable or variable.

13. Risky, dangerous, outrageous, the opposite or variable.

14. Citizens' duty should be to disclose, resist secrecy, official secrecy most so.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Commission releases updated list of post 9/11 concerns

WASHINGTON -- Ten years ago Tuesday, the members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States issued the 9/11 Commission Report, the official account of the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

A decade later, the members have reconvened as private citizens to reflect upon the changes of the past 10 years and the emerging threats the U.S. faces as a country. In recent months, they have spoken with some of the country's most senior national security leaders -- current and recently retired. What the former commissioners, now working as the Bi-Partisan Policy Center, found: "counterterrorism fatigue and a waning sense of urgency among the public threaten U.S. security."

According to their report, "many Americans think that the terrorist threat is diminishing -- that, as a country, we can begin turning back to other concerns. They are wrong..."