Donald Rumsfeld remarks at the Pentagon, Sept. 10, 2001

The topic today is an adversary that poses a threat, a serious threat, to the security of the United States of America. This adversary is one of the world’s last bastions of central planning. It governs by dictating five-year plans. From a single capital, it attempts to impose its demands across time zones, continents, oceans and beyond. With brutal consistency, it stifles free thought and crushes new ideas. It disrupts the defense of the United States and places the lives of men and women in uniform at risk…You may think I’m describing one of the last decrepit dictators of the world…The adversary’s closer to home. It’s the Pentagon bureaucracy…According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.

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Interview with 9/11 Commission Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton

9/11: TRUTH, LIES AND CONSPIRACY INTERVIEW: LEE HAMILTONAugust 21, 2006http://web.archive.org/web/20080623194035/http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911hamilton.html CBC News: Sunday’s Evan Solomon interviews Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Commission co-chair and co-author of the book “Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission”. Evan Solomon: Tell me why … Continue reading

President Bush spills the beans on explosives in WTC

During questioning, KSM also provided many details of other plots to kill innocent Americans. For example, he described the design of planned attacks on buildings inside the United States, and how operatives were directed to carry them out. He told us the operatives had been instructed to ensure that the explosives went off at a point that was high enough to prevent the people trapped above from escaping out the windows. [George W. Bush]

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U.S. Congress Authorization for Use of Military Force

"The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons."
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French UN Ambassador claims authorship of SC resolution 1368

"We [the French delegation to the U.N.] drafted a [Security Council] resolution which we submitted to our partners in the Security Council as soon as the doors of the United Nations reopened [on September 12, 2001]. The resolution was adopted within the record time of one hour. By this landmark resolution in the history of the United Nations and in international law, the Security Council, for the first time since the adoption of the UN Charter, determined that an act of international terrorism, such as that which occurred on September 11, 2001, should be regarded as armed aggression." (transl. from the French)

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