Cancer Finally Covered as 9-11 Related Illness

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 11:40 am

Eleven years after the attacks on 9-11 and the subsequent Ground Zero volunteer cleanup that left thousands sickened, the federal government finally added cancer to the list of illnesses linked to the attacks. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health approved the additions to the list of illnesses covered in the James Zadroga 9/11 [...]

Bush Administration Ignored Multiple Warnings of 9-11, Claimed Bin Laden Attack Fake Cover for Saddam

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 6:57 am

Today is the day in our quadrennial orgy of political campaigning where the two sides lay down their arms and grow silent in commemoration of 9/11. Ads get pulled, candidates lay wreaths, the military gets praised. Therefore, it took serious guts for the New York Times to publish an op-ed from Kurt Eichenwald, based on [...]

9-11 CIA Documents Reveal Numerous Pre-Attack Warnings

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 2:20 pm

A new trove of Clinton and Bush-era documents from the CIA have been released to the National Security Archive, and they show that the CIA had a bead on Osama bin Laden a year before 9/11, but did not receive adequate funding from the Bush White House in the early months of his first term [...]

Tea Party Debate Shows America What Everyone Can’t Stand About the Tea Party

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 6:59 am

Everyone’s talking about this exchange from last night’s CNN/Tea Party Express debate (I assume the CNN/MoveOn debate is next week), where the crowd cheers the prospect of allowing an uninsured man to die. And I’ll get to that in a moment. But perhaps just as rotten was when the crowd booed Ron Paul, who’s supposed [...]

9-11′s Surveillance State Legacy

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 9:30 am

Amidst the inevitable 9-11 retrospectives, I feel like only the Los Angeles Times is putting the past ten years in the proper perspective. Because the longest-lasting legacy of the 9-11 attacks is clearly the terror industry it spawned. Over the weekend the LAT looked at the hundreds of billions of dollars being spent on absurd [...]

Report: FBI to Launch Investigation into News Corp. Phone Hacking of 9-11 Victims

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 12:09 pm

The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI has launched an investigation into News Corp. over allegations that their journalists attempted to hack into the voicemails of 9-11 victims. The decision to investigate was made after U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican, wrote FBI Director Robert Mueller demanding an investigation, said the official, who spoke [...]

Bipartisan Support for Phone Hacking Investigation of News Corp

By: Wednesday July 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Peter King (R-NY), a frequent guest on News Corp’s cable news properties (up to this point), just called for an FBI investigation into allegations that the company hacked into the voicemail accounts of 9-11 victims. Given King’s constant invocation of 9-11, only rivaled by Rudy Giuliani, this isn’t all that surprising. King said in the [...]

Panetta Missed One Blunt Comment: We Want to Stay in Iraq to Facilitate Weapons Sales

By: Tuesday July 12, 2011 8:55 am

Leon Panetta, who apparently thinks we’re in Iraq because of 9-11, is very frustrated that the Iraqis haven’t recognized the brilliance of the US military and the need to keep us around permanently. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta voiced frustration with the Iraqi government’s delay in deciding whether to ask the U.S. to keep troops [...]

Questions Raised About Legitimacy of Bin Laden Assassination

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 9:10 am

The shifting story on the details of the bin Laden capture has concluded with a picture that looks something like this: bin Laden was found in his room unarmed, a woman (his wife) moved toward the Navy SEAL commandos, she was shot, bin Laden resisted in some undisclosed way (perhaps looking for a weapon, perhaps [...]

Follow the Money: The Cost of the War on Terror

By: Monday May 2, 2011 12:15 pm

Sam Stein projects the total cost of counter-terrorism operations since 9/11, and I think he lowballs it a bit: How much money did the United States spend to capture bin Laden in the operation that took place Sunday? That precise a figure is difficult (perhaps impossible) to pinpoint. A much easier price tag, however, can [...]

Searching for Meaning in Bin Laden’s Death

By: Monday May 2, 2011 6:10 am

Amid the spectacle of cheering crowds in celebration of the death of a man who himself murdered thousands of Americans, World Trade Center survivor Harry Waizer spoke best for me. “I just can’t find it in me to be glad one more person is dead, even if it is Osama bin Laden.” But if I [...]

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