Did Tenet Hide Key Info on 9/11?

by Ray McGovern

With few exceptions, like some salacious rumor about the Kennedy family, the mainstream U.S. news media has shown little interest in stories that throw light on history — even recent, very relevant history. So it comes as no surprise that, when a former White House counter-terrorism czar accuses an ex-CIA director of sitting on information that could have prevented a 9/11 attack, the story gets neither ink nor air.

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Bulletin for those of you who get your information only from the New York Times, the Washington Post and other outlets of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM): Former White House director for counterterrorism Richard Clarke has accused former CIA Director George Tenet of denying him and others access to intelligence that could have thwarted the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11.

Deliberately withholding critical intelligence from those who need it, and can act on it, is — at the least — gross dereliction of duty. The more so if keeping the White House promptly and fully informed is at the
top of your job jar, as it was for Director of Central Intelligence Tenet. And yet that is precisely the charge Clarke has leveled at the former DCI.

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International Hearings on 9/11 to begin in Toronto in September

TORONTO, August 8, 2011 — A decade after the events of September 11,   2001, which resulted in the immediate deaths of nearly 3,000 people on American soil, countless victims from toxic dust, and hundreds of thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, international hearings on this pivotal event will begin in Toronto in September.

The events of September 11 provided a pretext for a War on Terror that has   led to military invasions and occupations, and attacks upon civil and human rights throughout the world. The credibility of the official investigation into the events of September 11, 2001, carried out by the U.S. Government between 2003 and 2005, has been questioned by millions of citizens in the United States and abroad, including victim family members, expert witnesses and international legal experts.

To date, open and transparent judicial hearings to question the official evidence provided by the U.S. Government have never taken place in the United States or abroad. Similarly, no perpetrators of the events of September 11 have ever been brought to justice on American soil.

A group of international citizens has therefore undertaken to privately fund and cause these independent hearings to take place. Because of the global ramifications   of the events of 9/11, the initiators of this inquest have opted to select an   international location outside of the United States for these hearings to proceed.   The city of Toronto, Canada was chosen as an ideal “international” location because of its proximity to New York, Washington and Shanksville (the crime scenes).

Sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, the first four days   of these hearings will take place at Toronto’s Ryerson University between   September 8 and 11, 2011. During these proceedings, which will be broadcasted   live via the Internet, various expert witnesses will present evidence into the   case.

Private funding to carry out these initial hearings is being provided by citizens   from around the world. Limited seating to attend the hearings is also available.   The Toronto Hearings will be moderated by Dr. Michael Keefer (Canada) and Dr.   Matthew Witt (United States), and the final report will be edited by American   attorney James Gourley.

Contacts: Graeme MacQueen — (905) 628-4713; James Gourley — (214)   906-2508

Email: torontohearings@gmail.com

Website: http://torontohearings.org

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Japan marks 66th Hiroshima anniversary, U.S. attends for first time

Japan has marked the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with a ceremony attended for the first time by the United States.

The ceremony began with the tolling of a peace bell at 8:15 a.m., the time that a U.S. warplane, the “Enola Gay,” dropped the bomb on August 6, 1945.

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