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Oct 21, 2012

Iran Accused of Being Behind the 9/11 Attacks

(Global Research)

Global Research Editor’s Note:

We bring to the attention of our readers a carefully documented study by Global Research’s Julie Levesque published in May 2012 pertaining to a high profile Manhattan lawsuit launched in 2004 against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Havlish v. Iran lawsuit accuses Iran of having supported the 9/11 hijackers.

At this historical juncture, with Iran being the object of numerous threats both byTel Aviv and Washington, The Havlish v. Iran judgment could be used as a justification for a waging a preemptive attack on Iran.

In the context of the commemoration of 9/11, the issue of Iran’s alleged role as a “state sponsor” of terrorism is likely to surface in media coverage as well as in the commemoration speeches off both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The investigation into Tehran’s alleged role in the 9/11 attacks was launched by the Havlish lawyers in 2004, pursuant to a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission “regarding an apparent link between Iran, Hezbollah, and the 9/11 hijackers”. The 91/11 Commission’s recommendation was that the this “apparent link” required “further investigation by the U.S. government.” (9/11 Commission Report , p. 241). (See Iran 911 Case ).

The Havlish lawyers built their case against Iran using the testimonies of “expert witnesses” as well as “evidence”, which was in large part fabricated. In the December 2011 court judgment (Havlish v. Iran) “U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels ruled that Iran and Hezbollah materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims who are plaintiffs in the case”.

According to the plaintiffs attorneys “Iran, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda formed a terror alliance in the early 1990s. Citing their national security and intelligence experts, the attorneys explained “how the pragmatic terror leaders overcame the Sunni-Shi’a divide in order to confront the U.S. (the “Great Satan”) and Israel (the “Lesser Satan”)”. Iran and Hezbollah allegedly provided “training to members of al Qaeda in, among other things, the use of explosives to destroy large buildings.” (See Iran 911 Case ).

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, September 10, 2012

Iran Accused of Being Behind the 9/11 Attacks

U.S. Court Judgment, December 2011 (Havlish v. Iran)

by Julie Levesque

May 11, 2012

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The Havlish v. Iran 2004 lawsuit pertained to the alleged role of Iran in the 9/11 attacks.

This judicial procedure is nothing more than another vicious weapon in the fabricated “War on Terror” to be used against another Muslim country, with a view to destabilizing Iran as well as justifying ongoing military threats. It also says a lot more about the people behind the lawsuit than about the accused.

The expert witnesses who testified against Iran are very active in warmongering neocon circles. They belong to a web of architects of the 21st century Middle-Eastern wars, ranging from high profile propagandists to intelligence and military officers, including former U.S. officials.

But what makes this case absurd is that in September 2011, a few months before the judgment, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has questioned the official 9/11 narrative, was accused by Al-Qaeda leaders of “spreading conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks”. The semi-official media outlet of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, insisted that al-Qaeda “had been behind the attacks and criticized the Iranian president for discrediting the terrorist group.”

The U.S.court judgment issued in December 2011 (Havlish v. Iran) which blames the Iran government for the 9/11 attacks is part of the propaganda ploy, which consists in demonizing the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is part and parcel of America’s ongoing war against Iran since the overthrow of its U.S.-backed monarchy in 1979.

Like many similar lawsuits in America, this legal procedure’s ultimate goal is to draw off important sums of money from the Iranian government leading to the possible confiscation of assets, thereby further strangling the country’s economy, already targeted by U.S. sanctions, while simultaneously reinforcing Iran’s image of a “state sponsor of terrorism”.

This ruling allows the families involved to claim damages from the Iranian government as well from a number of Iranian State corporations, the amount of which is still unknown, but could reach billions, like last December’s judgement which found Iran liable for the 1983 Beirut bombings.

This judicial procedure is nothing more than another vicious weapon in the fabricated “War on Terror” to be used against another Muslim country, with a view to destabilizing Iran as well as justifying ongoing military threats. It also says a lot more about the people behind the lawsuit than about the accused. The expert witnesses who testified against Iran are very active in warmongering neocon circles. They belong to a web of architects of the 21st century Middle-Eastern wars, ranging from high profile propagandists to intelligence and military officers, including former U.S. officials.

In addition, all three branches of the U.S. government, under both Republicans and Democrats, contributed to make this and other legal attacks against Iran possible, while preventing comparable cases against the Saudi monarchy, most notably a case accusing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks. Although the evidence pertaining to the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 remains classified, the available evidence in the public domain indicates more connections between Al Qaeda and the Saudi monarchy than those allegedly pertaining to Iran.

But what makes this case absurd is that in September 2011, a few months before the judgment, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has questioned the official 9/11 narrative, was accused by Al-Qaeda leaders of “spreading conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks”. The semi-official media outlet of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, insisted that al-Qaeda “had been behind the attacks and criticized the Iranian president for discrediting the terrorist group.”

Part I of this analysis (below) will focus on the evidence on which the judgement is based.

Part II (forthcoming) examines the profile of the expert witnesses and their links to the U.S government, various anti-Iran lobbies and think tanks. Part III centers on the role of various branches of the US government in facilitating judicial procedures against Iran. Part IV explores how the U.S.authorities have been protecting Saudi Arabia from similar legal suits.

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Martin Sheen and Woody Harrelson to Star in New 9/11 Truth Film

By JG Vibes
theintelhub.com
October 19, 2012

There is so much evidence that has come to light since the collapse of the world trade centers that it is now quite clear that there was a massive cover up involved in this situation.

There were also many members of the establishment, employees of the CIA, FBI, NSA and other organizations who caught on to the cover up while it was happening.

These whistleblowers successfully exposed the cover up beyond a reasonable doubt, but their stories were largely ignored by the mainstream media.

The testimony of people like Sibel Edmonds, Richard Andrew Grove, William Bergman, Coleen Rowley, J. Michael Springmann, Robert Wright, Indira Singh and Barry Jennings totally blows the official government account out of the water.

Among the piles of scientific and anecdotal evidence, there are now over 1300 architects and engineers who have signed a petition demanding of Congress a truly independent investigation.

This independent investigation is necessary because the 9/11 commission was a total puppet committee, who just pushed the story that the pentagon ordered them to.

In addition to the experts, many celebrities have been using their position in the public eye as a platform to push for an independent investigation of 911.

It was just recently announced that the long awaited 911 truth film “September Morn” is finally fitted with an all star cast and ready for production.

The movie will feature top actors such as Martin Sheen, Woody Harrelson, Judd Nelson, Ed Asner and Esai Morales.

Details of the film, which is to be directed by BJ Davis and written by Howard Cohen, are expected to be revealed at an American Film Market conference in Los Angeles next week, Deadline.com reported.

Hollywood has seen many 911 movies, but this will be the first genuine one to hit the mainstream, actually promoting the idea of an independent investigation.

The publicity note which the film is using, rather than give the usual plot synopsis, reads

“We the people demand that the government revisits and initiates a thorough and independent investigation to the tragic events of 9/11. In the vein of ‘Twelve Angry Men’ this dramatic piece is set with a stellar and award winning cast.”

In a 2007 interview Martin Sheen voiced his doubts about the freefall collapse of building 7, the building to fall which was not hit by an airplane.

Sheen told an interviewer that ”there have been so many revelations that now I have my doubts, and chief among them is Building 7 – how did they rig that building so that it came down on the evening of the day?”

The other stars in the film have voiced their skeptical opinions to the media over the years as well.

The wars that are happening around the world, the police state that is expanding in the western world and general lack of privacy and peace worldwide is justified by the official story of the world trade center attacks on 9/11.

Almost every specific point of the general story contradicts all evidence and eye witness accounts. The 9/11 commission, which was developed to investigate the issue was a set up.

How do we know this? Most of the people who sat on the 9/11 commission have since come forward admitting that they were not allowed to look into most of the evidence and that they were tightly controlled by the pentagon.

One commissioner John Farmer has even came out and wrote a book called “The Ground Truth” in which he reveals the details of how the 9/11 commission report was basically written by the government.

This means that a kangaroo court was responsible for investigating one of the biggest crimes of the century, isn’t this a good enough reason to support a legitimate investigation?

The alternative media has been doing an excellent job of covering this issue, and bringing more evidence to the general population than any state agency or mainstream media organization.

If it wasn’t for the alternative media it is quite possible that these celebrities would have never doubted the official version to begin with.

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9/11 Families Invited To Watch September 11th Hearings

911blogger.com
October 19, 2012

The families of people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks have been invited to military installations in four states to watch pretrial hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five men charged with planning or assisting the terrorist strike.

The hearings, which begin Monday, are closed to the public, but relatives who register in advance can watch on closed-circuit television at forts in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York City.

The suspects on trial before the military commission include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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9/11 ‘Mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Muhammad Appears At U.S. Tribunal

globalsecurity.org
October 18, 2012

The self-styled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people has appeared wearing camouflage at his Guantanamo military tribunal.

Khalid Sheikh Muhammad wore a camouflage vest over a white tunic as he sat at his defense table in a heavily guarded courtroom on the U.S. base in Cuba on October 17.

A long-serving lieutenant to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Muhammad and one other defendant attended the pretrial motions hearing.

Three defendants chose to stay in their cells.

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’9/11 mastermind’ to wear military fatigues at Guantanamo trial

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 21:41 EDT

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed via AFP

US NAVAL BASE AT GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — Self-declared 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be allowed to wear military-style camouflage at his Guantanamo Bay trial, a military judge ruled.

What KSM and four alleged co-conspirators will wear when they eventually appear before a military tribunal has been disputed in pre-trial hearings, but his defense argued that he had the right to choose military garb.

“Mr. Mohammed is a detained enemy prisoner of war. He wanted to wear the same type of uniform he wore while fighting for the US-supported Mujahedeen in Afghanistan and in Bosnia,” argued military lawyer Captain Jason Wright.

The defense also said it would argue that the defendants had not been, as the prosecution alleges, “unlawful combatants” but soldiers and thus denying them the right to military-style clothing would undermine his case.

Prosecutors argued that KSM should not be allowed to wear a uniform for security reasons, but the military judge, Colonel James Pohl, dismissed this concern at the pre-trial hearing Tuesday.

“Look around the room. How many guards are here?” he said.

“I’m not going to forbid the camouflage vest unless it is a US army uniform. The only prohibition — the accused cannot wear clothing inconsistent with his confinement status.”

Before Sheikh Mohammed, by his own admission, joined Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network and organized the attacks of September 11, 2001 on New York and Washington, he fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

In that war, the Afghan resistance was backed by foreign Islamist volunteers, supported in turn with weapons and cash by the United States and Saudi Arabia, before some of them went on to become anti-Western militants.

Judge Bans the T-word in 9-11 Hearing

Daphne Eviatar
Huffington Post
October 15, 2012

It didn’t take long for the word “torture” to rear its ugly head in the September 11th terrorism case, as pre-trial hearings began today with a slew of procedural issues. Though the question of whether the five accused men have to actually show up in court every day wouldn’t seem all that exciting or controversial, as soon as one of the defense lawyers started to say his client was traumatized by having been tortured at the hands of his U.S. interrogators, the judge shut him up.

“We have to talk about torture,” said defense attorney Captain Michael Schwartz, who represents Walid Bin Attash, claiming it’s relevant to whether the accused should be “forcibly extracted” from their prison cells.

“No we don’t. I’m telling you I don’t think it’s relevant to this issue,” said Judge James L. Pohl, presiding over the military commission case of the five 9/11 co-defendants. “I’m not going to keep revisiting the issue I told you is not relevant.”

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ACLU and Media Challenge Transparency of 9/11 Trial

RT.com
October 15, 2012

As legal proceedings move forward for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged with roles in the September 11 terrorist attacks, the US government wants the court to censor their testimonies in a move civil liberties lawyers condemn as “chilling.”

photo(Photo: Reuters / Mandel Ngan / Pool)

Prosecutors in the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Gitmo inmates accused of involvement in the 9/11 attacks have asked a US military judge to consider a protective order that, if approved, would delay any courtroom discussions by as long as 40-seconds to ensure that no classified information is made available to the media or others.

By doing such, prosecutors claim top-secret details about harsh interrogation techniques and special tactics enforced on the prisoners will be kept from the public and press, a necessity they say in the name of ensuring national security.

Each of the accused is in the unique position of having had access to classified intelligence sources and methods,” the prosecution says in court filings obtained by the Associated Press. “The government, like the defense, must protect that classified information from disclosure.

This position outraged the ACLU and some members of the media, including the AP, who are now demanding in court that the government act more transparent in their prosecution.

What we are challenging is the censorship of the defendant’s testimony based on their personal knowledge of the government’s torture and detention of them,” ACLU attorney Hina Shamsi tells the AP, adding that her opinion is the prosecution’s suggestions would “classify the defendants own knowledge, thoughts and experience.”

It’s a truly extraordinary and chilling proposal that the government is asking the court to accept,” Shamsi says.

Attorneys for the defense say the result could be much more damming that just risking disclosure, though, as it will censor prisoners from going public about any mistreatment and torture they were subjected to while under years of CIA-sanctioned detention.

It’s a way in which the government can hide what it did to these men during the period of detention by the CIA,” Army Capt. Jason Wright, a Pentagon-appointed attorney for Mohammed, tells the AP. “I think we need to bring the truth to the light of day on these issues.”

If the court agrees to accept the proposal, details about “advanced interrogation technique” forced onto prisoners, such as the drowning-simulation act known as water-boarding, could be kept from ever escaping the courtroom. Inmate testimonies would be subjected to nearly a one-minute delay, allowing the government to stop the disclosure of any details they may wish to remain under lock-and-key. And while this order has been proposed under the guise of national security, defense attorneys argue that it’s being brought up to keep the truth about years of torture from ever being brought up.

To KTRK News, Capt. Wright suggested he was adamant about bringing all facts regarding his client’s detention to the court and stressed that it has a major role how the rest of the case will move forward, whether or not the government approves.

Torture matters because, quite frankly, America is better than this,” Wright tells the network. “Other counsel has explained the legal relevance as to why it’s important for this case, why it’s part of the mitigation case, why we have an obligation as defense attorneys to tell the history of our clients.”

Mohammed has previously confessed to military officials that he planned the September 11 attacks against America “from A to Z” and has admitted to being involved in dozens of other terrorist plots. He was arraigned on May 5, 2012 on charges that include terrorism, conspiracy and 2,976 counts of murder, along with co-defendants Ramzi Binalshibh, Walid bin Attash, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali.

This article first appeared on RT.com.

More 9/11 Remains Identified in DNA Database

Anthony M. Destefano
Newsday.com
October 11, 2012

The massive DNA database compiled after the World Trade Center terror attacks has linked 261 more body parts to its existing profile of victims since February, officials with the New York Medical Examiners office said Wednesday.

The additional DNA findings didn’t increase the number of victims of the 9/11 attacks whose remains have been identified because in some cases the remains were linked to those known to have perished, Borakove said.

Currently, 1,633 victims have been identified, mostly through DNA analysis. A total of 2,753 people died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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“9/11 Mastermind” Loses Appeal to Delay Monday Hearing

AFP
October 11, 2012

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks has lost an appeal to delay his court appearance on Monday because of rats and mold, a defense lawyer told AFP.

Judge James Pohl’s decision was still sealed Thursday, three days before the hearing in question, but lawyer James Connell said he had received word mid-afternoon local time.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s “emergency motion to delay October hearings — due to defense offices deemed unsafe due to the presence of hazardous mold, rodents and rodent feces — was denied,” announced Connell, defense lawyer for one of the five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks, the worst attacks on US soil.

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Forced Drugging with “Truth Serum” Revealed in GITMO Documents

By JG Vibes
theintelhub.com
October 3, 2012

Recently-declassified US documents point to the forcible administration of a ‘truth serum’ to all of the detainees at the notorious US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The documents detailed operating procedures for nursing staff at the facility, including the use of the drug, named scopolamine, The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Sunday.

The documents, which were standard operating procedures for nursing staff, were obtained by the independent US news outlet Truthout, and reveal that the rationale for the drug’s use on all detainees was to prevent motion sickness.

However, US military experts have said that scopolamine is not recommended for motion sickness because of its severe side effects, which include hallucinations, disturbed perception, headaches, rapid heartbeat, and blurred vision.

It has long been common knowledge that torture was a regular occurrence at Guantanamo Bay, but these travesties have disappeared from the news completely after various politicians including president Obama failed to follow through with their promise to close the stone age dungeon.

Unfortunately, very little has changed about the operational procedure at the prison, until last month many of the inmates were not even allowed to speak to their lawyers.

The US government even has a policy of leaving people behind bars at Guantanamo despite any legal proceedings that may play out in the defendants favor.

The details in this new report may not be very surprising but they do give proof to claims of torture and drugging that have long been denied by the government.

More than 160 detainees are still in the Guantanamo Bay prison and there have been many lawsuits filed in the District’s federal court to seek their release, yet the politicians in Washington remain completely silent on the subject.

J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.

He is also an artist with an established record label and event promotion company that hosts politically charged electronic dance music events. You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com

Man Fired for Raising Concerns on 9/11 Memorial Safety

AP
October 8, 2012

A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, he said in a lawsuit filed Friday.

As facilities director, Thomas Cancelliere alerted his bosses that the water in the memorial’s signature fountains carried illness-causing bacteria, the exit gates were too narrow and could hinder an evacuation, and there were no security checks at a public parking garage directly below the off-site room where the memorial’s millions of visitors are screened, the lawsuit said.

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