Posts Tagged ‘limited hangout’


File this one under “No Shit, Sherlock.”

And put a yellow sticky note on it that says, “You forgot the word Treason.”



In 2002, Tenet swore to Congress that he wasn’t aware of the imminent threat because it came in a cable that wasn’t marked urgent—and “no one read it.” But his story was shredded five years later when Senators Ron Wyden and Kit Bond forced loose an executive summary of the CIA’s own internal investigation of 9/11, which stated that “some 50 to 60 individuals read one or more of the six Agency cables containing travel information related to these terrorists.”



One of the mainstream media’s gatekeepers presents himself as a champion of truth over at The Intercept. I ain’t buying it for a second.

The Biggest Secret [Sic, “Bullshit”]

Risen, how can you present yourself as an authority on CIA and the “war on terror” and never acknowledge that CIA knew Al Qaeda terrorists were in the country for 16 months prior to 9/11? This is confirmed in the 2005 CIA Inspector General Report (you should know) as well as by Richard Clarke, the “Counter-Terrorism Czar” on 9/11. CIA did absolutely nothing to stop the attacks and conversely obstructed the FBI efforts to do so, as we learned from numerous FBI agents who complained about it.

How can you present the CIA with a straight face and never tell readers about the arguable HIGH TREASON that allowed the attacks to happen? There is a significant movement fighting against your brand of limited hangout, the suppression of vital facts surrounding 9/11. You, of course, make no mention of other aspects of the cover up, such as the suppression of FBI surveillance in Sarasota, and the ongoing legal battle to expose what the FBI counter-terrorism (intelligence) section also knew before the attacks.

What you present is journalistic malfeasance in order to sell books. If you called out CIA for its apparent HIGH TREASON in aiding and abetting Al Qaeda prior to 9/11, you wouldn’t be so welcome across the media to promote your wares.

I’m disgusted utterly that you don’t even bother mentioning the revelations about the Saudis, those 28 pages which you apparently couldn’t be bothered to read. The word “Saudi” appears zero times above, and that should tell readers how much stock to place in your insider expose…


The voice of the empire, Associated Propaganda (AP) dropped this today:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.

AP does everything it can to spin away the treason surrounding 9/11.

What the 28 pages really mean.



‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

George Tenet accused the Bushies of avoiding a paper trail by ignoring meetings and warnings prior to 9/11. But the large gap in his story is that Tenet was himself actively hiding known Al Qaeda mambers living in San Diego from Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke. This is corroborated in the CIA Inspector General report from 2005 (page xiii, bottom). Tenet also obviously lied to the 9/11 Commission–a felony.

Consider the source…

That morning of July 10, the head of the agency’s Al Qaeda unit, Richard Blee, burst into [Cofer] Black’s office…

What can we infer from this day?

Three top CIA officers were involved: Blee, Black and Tenet. The odds are that one or more of them were not in on the grand plan, that the attacks needed to succeed in order to give America a pretext to attack Asia for the next century. The September 11th attacks provided the “new Pearl Harbor” as laid out in Rebuilding America’s Defenses, from the Project for a New American Century (PNAC).

That makes everything else in this article a half-truth, a take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt, revelation:

Rich [Blee] started by saying, ‘There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months.

…And the word back,” says Tenet, “‘was ‘we’re not quite ready to consider this. We don’t want the clock to start ticking.’” (Translation: they did not want a paper trail to show that they’d been warned.)

It’s entirely possible that Blee and/or Black were not co-conspirators, and that all the rest of it was theater for their benefit.

While the Inspector General makes clear that many people at CIA were aware of the Al Qaeda men in San Diego, it has a gaping hole in it, due to the ongoing cover-up of Saudi state involvement. There is a cover story that complicates matters.

It should also be mentioned that while the top CIA brass were allegedly worried that all these Al Qaeda men were “coming here,” the issuance of VISAS from SAUDI ARABIA received no attention: which is how they actually got into the country.

J. Michael Springmann has long exposed that the CIA ran the Saudi consulates and overrode State Department officers in order to sneak in “unqualified applicants” such as the 9/11 hijackers.






Donald Trump just promised to expose the 9/11 attacks (2.19.2016)

NOW — he may be getting it “right.”




Regarding Counterpunch: Bush, 9/11, and Iraq: Trump Gets It Right


Layers upon layers of spin, one wonders why these people write if they have no actual commitment to writing true statements. If you’re going to address a serious topic like the September 11th attacks, yet you know next to nothing about it, the prudent move is to just shut the fuck up.

Counterpunch likes this limited hangout and even publishes radical libertarian/anarchists to make it:

“All we need to know is that Bush and his top people, starting with Vice President Dick Cheney, were too busy in their first eight months in office to bother about al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.”


That is not “all we need to know” at all.

In fact, it’s not what we actually know, those of us who look into the matter. It is an absurd excuse from an administration as guilty as sin, one that should have been prosecuted for large lists of crimes, but specifically for the high treason of September 11th.

Trump makes facile accusations lacking the hard facts, as expected. These are the permissible types of accusations in a land awash with spin and false history.

That he is applauded for it is pathetic.

We know the Saudi royals who aided and abetted the 9/11 hijackers. They had an open door to Bush’s oval office. One of them was nicknamed “Bandar Bush,” a top facilitator of Sunni terrorist networks in the world. He bragged of controlling Chechnya’s terrorists when he threatened the Russian Olympic games.  He also supplies nerve gas to Syrian terrorists.

We know Richard Clarke, the top counterterrorism official, was secretly cut out of the CIA’s intelligence reports on Al Qaeda members living inside the US, as was FBI. We know they were here for sixteen months, and no one bothered to arrest them. Clarke accused 50 CIA officers and specifically George Tenet of hiding the hijacker cell from him over that entire period. But that always gets ignored in these highly limited hangouts that pretend to offer some expert knowledge, and yet invariably never do.

We know that 28 pages on Saudi–and other governments–financing and assisting the purported September 11th hijackers were treasonously censored by the Bush junta, an ongoing treason continued under Barack Obama. That makes the 9/11 cover-up bigger than the office of the president.

We know more than a couple members of Bush’s illegitimate junta were members of the Project for a New American Century, whose “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” document calls for a “new Pearl Harbor” to usher in their — actual agenda, the one they actually ushered in. People include Dick Cheney, Bush’s brother Jeb, and “Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Assistant Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and Robert Zoellick, Undersecretaries of State John Bolton and Paula Dobriansky, presidential adviser for the Middle East Elliott Abrams, Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle, and George W. Bush’s special Iraq envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.”

We know that when tourists like Sheldon point at the “Bin Laden Determined to Strike” memo, that he ignores tons of other warnings prior to the attacks, such as this shocker: “By May 1, [2001] the Central Intelligence Agency told the White House of a report that ‘a group presently in the United States’ was planning a terrorist operation.” By July Bush’s hotel in Genoa Italy would be deemed too risky because of the threat of a suicide skyjacking, and he was personally moved to a ship. This sort of damning evidence could pile up here for several days, but why bother?

These are the facts that Trump, Counterpunch, and Sheldon Richman care nothing about. Most Americans lack the intelligence and self-respect to demand justice for 9/11. Witness the efforts of Senator Graham, and how they are completely ignored.

Cheap spin does not inform anyone, merely reinforces the willful ignorance out there, Sheldon. Ever since Noam Chomsky helped establish this culture of willful ignorance, the “who cares?” approach to high treason, we have endured this endless barrage of half-truths and sloppy propaganda lauded for its supposed depth.

Color me unimpressed.


U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money
to Support Syrian Rebels

They can’t even keep the story straight from one paragraph to the next. Was it 2013 or 2012, New York Times?

When Mr. Obama signed off on arming the rebels in the spring of 2013, it was partly to try to gain control of the apparent free-for-all in the region. The Qataris and the Saudis had been funneling weapons into Syria for more than a year. The Qataris had even smuggled in shipments of Chinese-made FN-6 shoulder-fired missiles over the border from Turkey.

The Saudi efforts were led by the flamboyant Prince Bandar bin Sultan, at the time the intelligence chief, who directed Saudi spies to buy thousands of AK-47s and millions of rounds of ammunition in Eastern Europe for the Syrian rebels. The C.I.A. helped arrange some of the arms purchases for the Saudis, including a large deal in Croatia in 2012.

Seymour Hersh exposed these criminal deals already. And those with working bullshit detectors have known all along.

NY Times:

“…even some that American officials were concerned had ties to radical groups like Al Qaeda.”

Really? You’re kidding! You mean after Rep. Kucinich and many were shocked in 2011 that Nato and the USAF were becoming “Al Qaeda’s Air Force” against Qadaffi in Libya?

NY Times:

” “If this is purely a conversation about counterterrorism cooperation, and if the Saudis are a big part of the problem in creating terrorism in the first place, then how persuasive of an argument is it?””

One might say: Impeach Obama and his henchmen? For supporting terrorism? For engaging in Crimes Against the Peace? For Treason?

Why ISIS Exists



A year and a half late to the party… A fucking year and a half, an illegal coup and a fucking war or three…

How Many Neo-Nazis Is the U.S. Backing in Ukraine?
Not all the members of the Ukrainian ultranationalist militias the U.S. is training have SS tattoos, and not all espouse fascism. But enough do to be worrisome.
Demonstrator Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in Washington November 5, 2007. The confirmation of Bush nominee Michael Mukasey as attorney general is in jeopardy after his refusal to state whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding violates U.S. laws banning torture. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES) - RTR1VOX2

Demonstrator Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in Washington November 5, 2007. The confirmation of Bush nominee Michael Mukasey as attorney general is in jeopardy after his refusal to state whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding violates U.S. laws banning torture.

1 Hour PBS/Frontline documentary*:

Secrets Politics and Torture

* Nowhere in the so-called respectable mainstream journalism is it shown that CIA tortured people to cover up the 9/11 attacks, specifically the links to Saudi royals and Pakistani generals. The “failed” policies and mistakes-were-made meme permeates all imperial whitewashes, such as this one. More later…


‘CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide’ – Guantanamo guard


Russ Baker — who has published 3 of my articles so far — explains the publication and stories from 9/11 Cover Up, Saudis, Syrian war plans, Boston Bombing, NSA spying, corporate media, CIA, propaganda, etc.

Limited Hangout — A limited hangout, or partial hangout, is a public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details.


Douglas Valentine on Ellsberg and the CIA
Douglas Valentine on Scahill’s Dirty Wars


PFB contributor Douglas Valentine has alerted me to his audio podcast interview with James Corbett and Corbett Report.

Explosive revelations cast doubt on the sincerity of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and potential CIA motivations for releasing the “Pentagon Papers” at the moment they were published.  Ellsberg’s own hidden history as a CIA operative is brought out, and Valentine ties investigations into the Phoenix Program and CIA connected drug smuggling to the timing of the release.  This is a side of history that few have ever considered before, and it should be heard in full.

Valentine takes on the fake left media establishment as well.  CIA is off limits at DemocracyNow, The Nation, Mother Jones et al.  This is my own view as well, and this information is quite valuable to those seeking the full truth.

Regarding Jeremy Scahill (DemocracyNow contributor) and his new film Dirty Wars, Valentine calls out the history as “thin” and pointedly avoiding the CIA’s longstanding and central role in these dirty wars.