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21-Nov-04 (gravity works2 - 2076 post 2005) Title: "2076" Date:Sat, 20 Nov 2004 23:30:05 -0600 Subject:A note from dee. Hi freap, I thought you would appreciate this item from my website:

Title: 2076

the ship stopped at new york

to pick up the prize,

having backed the "winner"

in the 2000 surprise.

they put their money on the

re-election one, that politico

called by just a letter.

nobody saw it coming,

like running water

hardly anyone moved a toe.

it was just about an election,

just a way to play the game.

who worries about the money,

who cares if the secrets

are not explained.

now the ship's at the harbor,

nobody's left to blame.

just the day standing,

lighting out her last name.

now the note has finally come due,

there's heavy interest to pay seems

like someone sold the statue,

for some long future's day.

those that saw it could not sadly say,

how could such a thing happen?

for that was a distant and different day.

the lady's no longer standing,

strangers carry by her side.

now the ship's leaving the harbor,

having picked up their prize.

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Saturday, November 20, 2004


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Com/General Bush's Video Image Addressed Religious Rally

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"Com/General Bush's Video Image Addressed Religious Rally"



Sat, Nov. 13 2004 9:54:23PM EST


"Home [-] Society [-] Nation [11-13-04]"

"Bush Addresse[d] Private Religious Rally"

"The Bush-Cheney campaign held a private rally to
address issues appealing to religious conservatives
such as opposing abortion [&] same-sex ('marriages.')"

Posted: "Wed[.], Sep. 1, 2004 Posted: 5:26:51PM EST"

"On the second day of the R[NC] Convention, Aug. 30,
the Bush-Cheney[, Inc.] held the ("Faith, Family [&]
Freedom Rally") for religious conservatives behind
closed doors, portraying...Bush as a [their] man of faith."


"While the Republican National Convention’s focus on
moderate representatives displayed the party’s diversity
but left little room for speeches from Christian leaders,
the private rally reminded evangelicals and religious
conservatives that neither they, nor their values, were

"President Bush, a[s claimed as re-] born-again Christian,
appeared on video [&] reaffirmed...opposition to abortion
and same-sex ("marriage,") two hot button topics among
evangelicals and religious conservatives."

"In the past, Bush has consistently opposed both issues
through his policies. A pro-life supporter, Bush limited
funding on the controversial embryonic stem-cell research
in August 2001 and in Nov[.] 2003 signed the Partial-birth
Abortion Ban Act. He also adamantly supported the Federal
Marriage Amendment, a constitutional amendment preserving
marriage as between a man and woman and banning same-sex

"Bush promised to ("foster a culture of life") and ("end
discrimination against people of faith") as he spoke on

"A leader of American Life League told Associated Press
that the campaign wanted to show Bush as ("a man of faith.")"

"Other speakers were Ralph Reed, a Republican Party strategist
and former leader of the Christian Coalition and Republican Sen.
Sam Brownback of Kansas."

"Among the hundred attending were well-known Christian figures
Rev. Jerry Falwell, president of Campaign for Working Families
and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, and President of
Family Research Council Tony Perkins, who were introduced at
the rally but did not speak."

"("I don't know of any president who is more beloved by
conservative evangelicals than President Bush," Falwell told
San Francisco Chronicle in an interview a week prior to the

"In another appeal to Christians, the campaign distributed
written endorsements from evangelical leaders including the
Rev. Jack Graham, former president of the Southern Baptist
Convention, and Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of
Focus on the Family."

"("I'll be voting for President Bush,") Dobson wrote. [record]

("President Bush understands the great moral issues of our

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"Closing Arguments Made in Georgia's ('Evolution Disclaimer')

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Sunday, November 14, 2004


[?'s] killed investigative author, object wife, and a mother, Ms. Iris Chang?


[11-11-04] R.I.P.

"Santa Clara County sheriff's Deputy Terrance Helm said a
motorist driving Tuesday morning on Highway 17 south of
the Cats restaurant in an unincorporated area near Los Gatos
noticed a car a short distance down a private water district

"He pulled over to check on the vehicle and called 911."

"Investigators found a frontier-type ["cowboy"] six-gun and a
note in the car, according to sources with knowledge of the
case. The official cause of death was pending...".

"After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, [--] Chang also
spoke out and wrote opinion pieces on government treatment
of Muslims and immigrants. She denounced the University of
California-Berkeley in the summer of 2003 for banning students
from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore from enrolling
because of the concern that they might be carrying the SARS

"To many Chinese immigrants in America, some of them
survivors of Nanking, Chang embodied the best of the old
world and new. Her work to retrace her own history -- and by
extension the history of many Chinese in America -- resonated
with many."

"("Many of us went through the trauma of war, and we can see
that our children didn't know very much about that war or what
we went through,'') said Marjorie H. Li, an Oakland public
librarian, who [had] known Chang for four years...".

"[Chang] worked briefly as a reporter for the Associated Press
and the Chicago Tribune before completing a graduate degree
in writing from Johns Hopkins University."

"Most recently, the couple lived in North San Jose, near the
offices of Cisco Systems, where Douglas worked as an
engineer. Chang is survived by her husband and a 2-year-old


What killed investigative author, wife-mother, Iris Chang?

How about $4,608,000,000.oo dollars. Four trillion, six
hundred-eight, hundred-thousand-million, U.S. Treasury
dollars worth of reasons for starters?

Most obivous answer that comes to mind -- for the truth.

After all, the motto of our CIA is something to that effect.
Phara-phasing, "the truth shall set you free." Unless, of
course, you're not ready - willing - or able to co-operate.

More likely than not, just another ramdon act of violence
in the hills of Northern California. Remember that Manson
fellow used to be a "wild & crazy kind of" Californian guy.

"Best-selling US author Iris Chang...found dead at the age
of 36. The writer was discovered in her car on a highway
near Los Gatos in California and had a gunshot wound to
[the] head...".

"Chang was renowned for her books about the Japanese
occupation of China as well as the history of Chinese
immigrants in the US."

"She was best-known for her 1997 international best-seller
("The Rape Of Nanking,") which described the atrocities
committed by Japanese soldiers during their occupation
of the former Chinese capital in the 1930s...".

"("Thread Of The Silkworm")" told the story of Tsien Hsue-shen,
the Chinese physicist who pioneered China's missile program[]
during the Cold War."

Her agent Susan Rabiner said she suffered a breakdown [was
hopitalized and treatment apparently was ongoing, as a result
of, related] research for her [pending] book about US soldiers
fighting the Japanese in the Philippines...".

"The late historian Stephen Ambrose described Chang as
("maybe the best historian we've got"). ("She understands that
to communicate history, you've got to tell the story in an
interesting way,") he added." (1)


"Six decades after putting their lives on the line during World
War II, about 8,000 Filipino-Americans are waging a battle of
a different kind -- for pensions now enjoyed by their US
comrades who were in the same warfront."

"("We fought alongside the Americans in the same war. We
are US citizens and we deserve full equity as US veterans,")
said Celestino Almeda, 86, a disabled Filipino-American who
joined dozens of his comrades in a rally outside the White
House Thursday to drive home the point to President George
W. Bush." [aka. "cowboy" - west-tex ole' west hat, no alamo.]

"Some 275,000 of their American comrades are receiving 800
dollars per month in what is known as ("pensions for low-
income veterans.")...".(3)

Let's see if I've got the numbers right. An estmated ("8,000")
"Filipino-Americans" at roughly ("800") dollars per month for
("six decades") or 60 years. That's 720 months @ 800 per. ea.

Equaling $576,000.oo dollars for a veteran. So 8,000 would be
a total of $4,608,000,000.oo dollars. Four trillion, six hundred
-eight, hundred-thousand-million U.S. Treasury dollars due since
the "Saving of Private Ryan" ~or the greatest generation event.(4)
(0) " 11/11/2004 ('The Rape of Nanking')
author is found dead" • Review: Epic explores being Chinese
in the U.S. (April 27, 2003) "('The Rape of Nanking') author is
found dead By Jessie Mangaliman, Cecilia Kang and Chuck
Carroll [-] Mercury News Contact Jessie Mangaliman at (408) 920-5794."
(1) "BBC NEWS Entertainment ("Author Chang found dead
aged 36")" Story from BBC NEWS:Published: 2004/11/11
10:26:45 GMT © BBC MMIV"

29, 2004 (STAR) (AFP) - Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
All rights reserved
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Thursday, October 28, 2004


"Democracy? It can't be stamped out."

~ ~
~ ~

"The Doctrine of Democracy -- (2004)"

[Now-- "PROPERTY" -- of -- "THE PUBLIC DOMAIN" -- January 1, 2005]]

Democracy is simple.

It is a "seed" that is hardwired into each and every individual now a
resident, or citizen, of this planet that we all know as earth.

It comes not by revolution, but instead by evolution. Or the principles
that all of us are equal and have a share in both ~ the good and the bad
~ elements that occur on the limited domain of this fragile sphere that
we collectively call home. ~ (*) ~ Just a speck in the larger universe ~

As such, democracy cannot be born out of the bullets of any gun. It can
only be defended, or protected, by the force of our blood that now stains
the history of mankind. In order to form a "more perfect" union, and in
order to ensure that all individuals are truly free, and as such, lawfully
recognized as equal in all aspects of their particular society, or country.

This would include:

~ the freedom from harm,

~ the freedom from repression,

~ the freedom from wrongful imprisonment,

~ the freedom from starvation, and

~ the freedom from any, and all forms of, persecution.

For all of our differing religious and/or political opinions. Not excused by wrongful use of law.

Especially not condoned by excessive use of force, either by self mode, or by state method.

~ The freedom to live,

~ the freedom to prosper,

~ the freedom to know, and

~ the freedom of knowledge.

Because, democracy is that simple. It is our "gift" from all of those that came
before us. As it is now ours to maintain, for all of those that will arrive, as the
future generations. Each unique and interdependent upon us to protect,
defend and pass on a society better than the one that was inherited to each,
and...(use authorized as ~ public domain)

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


"Motive-(9/11): Revenge, Money, Power?"

It should be safe for us to theorize that human nature,
generally, only goes off the "normal" track, or becomes
"dysfunctional" in three distinct areas: revenge, money
or power. These would then be areas of criminology. Or
for a "crime-scene-investigation", or simply - ("c.s.i").

First, the "REVENGE" element;

During the 2000 presidential transition period, the present
administration was given, or as passed, information indicating
that a group named as "Al Qaeda" intended harm.

"According to the CIA and the 9/11 commission,
there were 40 other mentions of Al Qaeda or Bin Laden
in the President's Daily Briefs before 9/11. Most of
those presumably came during what [the NSC] called
("the threat spike") of June and July 2001...". (Note 1)

So, the threat factor was self evident and/or established. By
a particular, as named, and including their idenified leader.

"Revenge", being the underlying reason, and as expressed,

"...the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001,
headlined ("Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US,")...talked
about intentions, about somebody who hated America..., [&] the
Sunday news analysis in The New York Times began with the[ir]
following summary: ("In a single 17-sentence document, [that]
the intelligence briefing delivered to President Bush in August
2001 spells out the who, hints at the what and points towards
the where of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington
that followed 36 days later.")...". (Note 2)

"[In t]he White House briefing on 17 May 2002 by [person],
in which [they] said, ("The President was aware that bin Laden, of
course, as previous administrations it's been well-known that bin
Laden was determined to strike the United States. In fact, the label
on the President's -- the PDB was, ('bin Laden determined to strike
the United States.'") Within two days, the missing preposition from
the title ("Strike in US") was supplied on the front page of the
Washington Post...". (Note 3)

Second, the "MONEY" element;

During 2001 efforts were made, and some transactions
became installed, that injected a "money" element to,

"9/11 Insider Trading" [-] "They [media] don't talk about it
anymore, but someone tried to make money with unusual stock trades
right before the terrorist attacks of September 11. Who knew to bet
that United Airlines would lose money? Suppressed Details of Criminal
Insider Trading Lead Directly into the CIA’s Highest Ranks [" -Title]
"CIA Executive Director [former one] managed firm that handled ("PUT")
options on United Airline Stock" [in a story] by Michael C. Ruppert".

"FTW - October 9, 2001 – Although uniformly ignored by the mainstream
U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a number of
transactions in financial markets indicated specific [and/or](criminal)
foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center[s]
and the Pentagon. In the case of at least one of these trades -- which
has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed -- the firm used to place the
("put options") on United Airlines stock was, until 1998, managed by
the man who is now in the number three Executive Director position at
the Central Intelligence Agency."

"Until 1997 [one] Chairman of the investment bank A.B. Brown.[-] A.B.
Brown was acquired by Banker’s Trust in 1997. [name] then became, as
part of the merger, Vice Chairman of Banker’s Trust-AB Brown, one of
20 major U.S. banks named by Senator [name two] this year as being
connected to money laundering. [name one]’s last [known] position at
Banker’s Trust (BT) was to oversee ("private client relations.") In
this capacity [where "one"] had direct hands-on relations with some
of the the world in a kind of specialized banking
operation...identified by the U.S. Senate and other investigators as
being closely connected to the laundering of drug money...". (Note 4)

So far, only money not picked up -- has been identified.

With another possible element related to (9/11) and "money".

"In the lead-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in the fall
of 2001, British Prime Minister Tony Blair boosted morale for the
war by promising that the removal of the south Asian country's hard
-line rulers, the Taliban, would cut heroin cultivation."

"("Ninety percent of the heroin on British streets originates in
Afghanistan,") [England's] Blair told the Labor party conference.
("The arms the Taliban are buying today are paid for with the
lives of people buying their drugs on British streets. That is
another part of their regime we should seek to destroy,") he said."
"While the invasion did succeed in ousting the Taliban from power,
with the regime went its tough control of the drug trade. Although
the regime made huge profits from selling the opiate, its [pre-2001]
cultivation was officially outlawed and punishable by hanging."

"Cultivation booms after Taliban's fall"[-]"Following the Taliban's
fall, illicit poppy cultivation rose by 8 percent between 2002 and
2003, according to the U.N. Office for Drug Control. And the 2004
crop is projected to be even greater. A survey conducted last October,
at the time of planting, showed that 69 percent of farmers interviewed
intended to plant more poppies than they had the previous year. This
spring, a U.N. mission to poppy-growing areas of the country also
reported an increase in cultivation."

"Producing around 70 percent of the world's heroin, Afghanistan's crop
is exported, processed and dispersed via myriad trade routes: south
through Pakistan west through Iran and increasingly north through the
Central Asian republics. After changing hands many times, an average
of around 30 tons of heroin end up in the United Kingdom each year,
according to Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service, with
Britons consuming a third to half of all the heroin estimated to be in
the European Union...Treatment centers say they will not likely see an
impact for years to come...". (Note 5)

Indicating that post-9/11 methods have produced record
profits for different groups, both abroad and/or here in the
United States. With "money" elements not fully noticed until
perhaps, years after such an event making the connection cold.

Third, bring us to the question of a "POWER" element;

"...Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 [-] Half of New Yorkers Believe U.S.
Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9/11 Attacks and ("Consciously
Failed") To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by
Congress or New York's Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll
Reveals[.](Utica, NY) - On the eve of a Republican National Convention
invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New
York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some
of our leaders ("knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around
September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act,") according
to the poll conducted by Zogby International...of New York residents was
...from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004...results have
a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5...". (Note 6)

"...[the] executive director of, [or] the group that
commissioned the poll, expressed genuine surprise that New Yorkers' belief
in the administration's complicity is as high or higher than that seen
overseas. ("We're familiar with high levels of 9/11 skepticism abroad where
there has been open debate of the evidence for US government complicity."

"On May 26th the Toronto Star reported a national poll showing that
63% of Canadians are also convinced US leaders had ('prior knowledge') of
the attacks yet declined to act. There was no US coverage of this startling
poll or the facts supporting the Canadians' conclusions, and there has been
virtually no debate on the victim families' scores of still unanswered
questions. [Some] think these numbers show that most New Yorkers are

now fed up with the silence, and that politicians trying to exploit 9/11 do so
at their peril. The 9/11 case is not closed and New York's questions are not
going away.")...". (Note 7)

The term "prior knowledge" noted as being cited by the poll would
then indicate a possible "profit" or "money" being added to a "power"
question. Or, the power to make money and thus add to power.

"Modus is the Latin word expressing manner, means, or way."

"Operandi means of operation."

"A term that means method of, ("Modus Operandi")."

"Afore is an old-fashioned English prefix meaning beforehand."

"Malice aforethought is making up one's mind in advance to commit
an evil act without justification or excuse, and is the critical element
that distinguishes the crime of murder from all other kinds of, or

"With Malice meaning an intent to do an unlawful act."

"A malefactor is a wrongdoer." [Re: term "evildoer"]

"And many people think accost means to attack, but it merely
means to come side by side." (Note 8 -- for legal terms defined .) ______________________________________________
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those
who do evil, but because of those who look on and do
nothing" -Albert Einstein
(Notes 1,2,3) - "Excerpt from the 6 August 2001 PDB"
"The President's Daily Brief"
By Thomas S. Blanton
"Updated April 12, 2004"
(Note 4) - "FTW - October 9, 2001" ("free web statistics")
as date located and captured on, (10-16-2004)
(Note 5) - "MSNBC - Afghan opium boom has U.K. on edge"
By Jennifer Carlile, Reporter, MSNBC, Updated: [-]
ET Aug. 11, 2004 As Afghanistan concludes what may
be a world record opium poppy harvest...".
(Note 6,7) - " - Poll: 50% of NYC Says U.S. Govt Knew"
(Note 8) - "Legal Terminology by Mary H. Knapp 'A Programmed

Approach' copyright 1981, 1990 by Stenograph Corp."
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004


[TEXT:] - PDB [("August 6th, 2001")]

{Note from "gw2" ["--"] brackets added with line spacing for ease
of read/referencing. {'gravity works2' word count: 2121 / pages: 5}

["]For Immediate Release["]
["]Office of the Press Secretary["]
["]April 10, 2004["]
["]Background Briefing Via Conference Call on the President's
PDB of August 6, 2001["]

["]6:12 P.M. EDT["]
["]SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I think we have everyone on.
This will be a background briefing. We should be referred to as senior
White House officials. I will say a few things -- address a few opening
issues. Then my colleague and I will take some questions.[" -------------]

["]The document you have is a copy of the document that was prepared
for the President for his August 6th President's Daily Briefing ["PDB"].
I want to talk a little bit about, before we get into the substance,
just a minute about the process of declassification. I think it's
important to highlight how we came to this moment.[" -------------------]

["]This action reflects both the President's full and unprecedented
support for the commission's work in the unique, historic circumstances
of the 9/11 attacks.[" -------------------------------------------------------<^>

["]While the President has the ultimate constitutional authority over
[all of]the classification of information, the Director of Central
Intelligence [C.I.A., now] has statutory responsibility to safeguard
intelligence sources and methods, and is one of the officials to whom
authority to declassify information is delegated by executive order.
The President authorized, and Dr. Rice requested, that the DCI review
this PDB item to determine whether, in his [CIA] judgment,
declassification and release of this item would damage intelligence
sources and methods,and is releasable in light of the relevant
provisions of Executive Order on [----------------------------------- the]
("Classification and Declassification of Information").[" ---------------]

["]The DCI ["CIA"] has advised Dr. Rice in writing that he [then George
Tenet] has made the required determination and has, in fact,
declassified the PDB item. And I believe you have it. The DCI determined
that three specific items of information -- the names of foreign
intelligence or security services -- must be redacted in order to
protect intelligence sources and methods. Those items are replaced with
black on the declassified and released version of the PDB you have.["----]

["]The other redactions on the released version are the original
classification of the document as ("Top Secret.") As the DCI's written
declassification order [now] states, this declassification and release
("shall not be deemed to constitute any precedent concerning any future
declassification or release of any other PDB.")["------------------------------]

["]Before I get to substance, I want to take a moment to go back to how
this all began. We all remember the threat spike in the summer of 2001.
Although the majority of this threat reporting data dealt with threats
overseas, the President asked if any of this information pointed to any
attack on the United States. That's how we got to this date.[" -----------]

["]Let me go through a few key points before I jump into the substance.
I think, first, the release of this PDB should clear up the myth [?]
that's out there that somehow the President was warned about September
11th, or was warned -- or, excuse me -- was briefed on information
related to September 11th. As you see this PDB contains no warning of
the attacks of September 11th. This piece you have before you, this
[P's D. B.], was not prompted by new threat information.[" -----------------]

["]It is a review of material that was already available. And I think
it shows, if you read it closely, it shows that for the threats that
were [Texas] discuss[ions of] this review of material you have, that [-]
threats were being pursued aggressively by the appropriate agencies.[" ]

["]Let me go into the substance of the PDB, and then we'll take your
questions. The August 6, 2001 PDB item that's titled, "bin Laden
Determined To Strike In U.S.," was prepared in response to questions
asked by the President ["Bush"] about the possibility of attacks by
al Qaeda inside the U.S. This article, as I said before, did not warn
of the September 11th attacks. Although the PDB does refer to the
possibility of hijackings, it did not discuss the possible use of
planes as weapons.[" ---------------------------------------------------------]

["]The PDB was based largely on background information about past
terrorist attacks conducted by al Qaeda and general threats, dating
back from the late 1990s. The only recent information concerning
possible current activities in the PDB relate to two incidents -- and
there is no information, as you'll see from the briefing materials you
have and as I will get to in a second -- that there's no information
that either incident was related to the acts of September 11th.[" ----]

["]I know you have a few key questions. I'm going to take a couple now,
before we open up. One, we've been asked how was this -- or, excuse me
-- why was this PDB prepared. Director Tenet has already addressed and
described the genesis of this PDB, itself, in a letter he wrote to the
September 11th Commission, dated March 26, 2004.[" --------------------]
["]This PDB item, as I said before,[-]prepared in response to questions
President Bush asked his PDB briefer. The President had seen previous
[PDB's and] intelligence reports about possible al Qaeda threats to U.S.
targets outside the U.S. And the President had asked whether any of the
information pointed to a possible attack inside our country.[" -----------]

["]When this PDB item was presented to the President on August 6, 2001,
his PDB briefer told him that it was prepared in response to the
President's previous questions. I know I've covered that twice. I
apologize, but I wanted to make sure you got that point.[" ----------------]

["]Now, what information does this PDB item contain? The article advised
the President of what was publicly already well-known, [-] bin Laden had
a desire to attack inside the United States. I repeat, this was already
publicly [excepted]well-known. Bin Laden had stated publicly in 1997
and 1998 that his followers would try to("bring the fighting to America."["]

["]Most of the information in the article that you have was an analysis
of previous terrorist attacks by al Qaeda and a summary and discussion
of general threat reporting, as I've said, that dated back to the late
1990s. And I would note that this draft was prepared by the CIA after
consultation with an FBI analyst.[" -------------------------------------------]

["]Again, we're asked, did this PDB item include any warning of the
September 11th attack, and the answer is, no. The only recent
information concerning possible current activities in the PDB relates
to two incidents, and as I've said before, there is no information that
either incident was related to the 9/11 attacks.[" -----------------------]

["]I want to talk about these two incidents because it's important that
you focus on the facts of each. The first incident involved suspected
recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York, as you read the
PDB.[" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------]

["]This information was based on a report that two Yemeni men had
been seen taking photographs of buildings at Federal Plaza in New York
City. The FBI later interviewed the men and determined that their
conduct was consistent with tourist activity. And the FBI's investigation
identified no link to terrorism. So that's the first incident.[" ---------------]

["]The second incident involved a call made on May 15, 2001, by an
unidentified individual to the U.S. Embassy in the UAE, saying that a
group of bin Laden supporters was in the United States planning attacks
with explosives. The caller did not say where or when the attacks might
occur. And there are a few key points on this that show how aggressively
this call was addressed.[" --------------------------------------------------------]

["]As I said, the call came in on May 17, 2001 -- excuse me, on May 15,
2001. On May 17th, 2001, the NSC's counterterrorism staff convened
what you know as a CSG, the Counterterrorism Security Group. And the
members of this group -- I just want to take a second to remind you --
include the State Department, Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the CIA. And at this
meeting, they reviewed the information that had been provided by the
caller to the embassy.[" --------------------------------------------------------]

["]It's important to note that this information from the caller was also
shared with customs, INS, and the FAA -- cc: the long list of agencies
there.[" -------------------------------------------------------------------------]

["]The PDB article advised the President, as you see, that the CIA and
FBI were investigating this information. And we had no information
either before or after 9/11 that connects the caller's information with
the 9/11 attacks. So both those incidents, I think you see, looking at
the facts, both were being and had been investigated aggressively by
the appropriate agencies in a timely fashion.[" --------------------------]

["]The next question that some have raised, which I just want to take
on -- this PDB item states that al Qaeda members have resided in or
traveled to the U.S. for years, and the group apparently maintains a
support structure that could aid attacks. And you'll probably ask if
this was new information and what was being done about it.[" -------]

["]I'll note that the presence of individuals associated or affiliated
with al Qaeda in the U.S. was not new information. This information had
been well-known to the intelligence and law enforcement communities
for a number of years. The FBI was actively investigating individuals
associated or affiliated with al Qaeda in the United States. And this
is a fact I want to point you to that's noted it the PDB article, that
the FBI had been actively investigating these individuals.[" --------------]

["]As you also see -- and it's important you read the PDB closely -- as
you also note in that article, the FBI was conducting approximately
70 full field bin Laden-related investigations.[" ------------------------]

["]Now, the term you'll see in the PDB -- you'll ask, why is the term
("patterns of suspicious activity") used in the PDB and what does it
refer to. The CIA author of the PDB item judged, after consulting an
FBI colleague, that there was suspicious patterns of activity that were
worrisome, even though nothing pointed to a specific operation in a
specific location. And I'll just point that out again -- nothing pointed
to a specific operation in a specific location.[" ----------------------------]

["]In that vein, the author was concerned that one of the East African
bombing defendants had told FBI officers earlier in 2001 that bin Laden
would retaliate if the defendants in the trial were convicted.[" -----------]

["]I'll note that four were convicted -- excuse me, four were convicted in
New York on May 29th -- excuse me, let me just go back and repeat this
point, because it's an important point.[" --------------------------------------]

["]In that vein, the author was concerned that one of the East African
bombing defendants had told FBI officers earlier in 2001 that bin Laden
would retaliate if the defendants in the trial were convicted -- I noted
four were convicted --with a major attack, something the FBI interpreted
to mean possibly in the United States. In addition, the CIA author
understood that there had been possible recent surveillance of federal
buildings in New York, which I discussed earlier.[" --------------------------]

["]Except for the information relating to the possible surveillance of
federal buildings in New York, which was later -- I would note, was
later determined by the FBI to be consistent with tourist-related
activity, the PDB item you have contained no information from FBI
investigations that indicated activities relating to the preparation
or planning for hijackings or other attacks within the United States.["]

["]None of the information relating to the ("patterns of suspicious
activity")section you see was later deemed to be related to the attacks
of September 11th -- important point.[" ------------------------------------]

["]From June through September -- and this is, again, this is an
important point for you to know, because you'll have questions about
what was being done -- from June through September, the FAA and the
FBI issued a number of warnings [-] the possibility of terrorist attacks.["]

["]The FAA warnings, I would note, included specific warnings about the
possibility of a hijacking to free imprisoned al Qaeda members inside
the U.S., and the possibility of attacks in response to law enforcement
actions against al Qaeda members.[" -------------------------------------------]

["]I addressed before the question about why information has been
redacted. And that's just to protect the names of foreign governments
that have provided information to our government...[" --------------------].

[Further noting that most of the above information proved to be misleading, or overstated.
For example, the extent and number of field investigations being done by FBI...CIA...NSA]

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911 Timeline: Flight-77 (1st post)

{note from 'gravity works2' view entire timeline work at link}

"Complete 911 Timeline: American Airlines Flight 77"
"Project: Complete 911 Timeline"
"Open-Content project managed by Paul Thompson"

"7:18 a.m."

"Apparently, according to a security video seen by the
9/11 Commission, Flight 77 hijackers Majed Moqed and
Khalid Almihdhar pass through a security checkpoint at
Dulles International Airport in Washington. While their
carry-on bags fail to set off any alarms, both set off alarms
when passing through the magnetometer. They are directed
to a second magnetometer. Almihdhar passes, but Moqed
fails again. He is subjected to a personal screening with a
metal detection hand wand. This time he is cleared and he
is permitted to pass through the checkpoint."
"[9/11 Commission 1/27/04]"
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