Monday, November 14, 2005

Is the 'rebirth' of the 911 Commission as the 911 Public Discourse Project a FRAUD?

The 9/11 Commission was paid for by the U.S. government. After it was disbanded, many of the Commission members just couldn't give up all that prestige, and saw an opportunity. Why not live off the 9/11 Commission's prestige. So they got together with non profit rich charities and foundations, and created the 9/11 Public Discourse Project. It just smells because while they say they were formed after 9/11 Commission ended, they don't tell you that they are funded by foundations who have their own agendas, not necessarily the truth. Nor do they clearly state that their 'Project' is not government endorsed and that their financing comes from organizations that may be against the positions of the US government.

Here are the groups funding this sham:

The America Prepared Campaign, Inc.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York

Drexel Family Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

John S. and Lames L. Knight Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.

Lee Hamilton, shame on you. Shame on all of you. If you are going to put out these bulletins, you need a much fuller disclosure. It's fraud.

Background 911 PDP

9/11 Commission Members Fault US Response on Nuclear Proliferation, Detainee Treatment
By Gary Thomas
14 November 2005

Thomas Kean, left,former chairman of the Sept. 11 commission and former vice chairman Lee H. Hamilton during a news conference in Washington.

[Former] Members of the commission [now part of a nonprofit funded by private organizations] that probed the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have criticized the U.S. efforts at countering nuclear proliferation and the treatment of detainees captured in the war on terror. They also called for stepped-up efforts to bolster the U.S. image abroad.

In the latest in a series of so-called report cards on government response to their recommendations, members of the 9/11 Commission said U.S. efforts to secure nuclear weapons stockpiles in the former Soviet Union have been too slow.

Chairman Thomas Kean, the former governor of New Jersey, said the government response has not matched the gravity of the threat.

"The thing that strikes us is that the size of the problem still totally dwarfs the policy response," said Mr. Kean.

There are deep concerns about a nuclear weapon falling into the hands of terrorist groups. Congress passed a law in 1991 to finance the securing and dismantling of nuclear weapons in states of the former Soviet Union. But Mr. Kean pointed out that about half of the nuclear sites in Russia do not have upgraded security. He added that it will take 14 years at the current rate to complete that task.

The 9/11 Commission, formed by Congress to investigate the 2001 terrorist attacks, officially disbanded last year. But members stayed together as the 9/11 Public Discourse Project to track implementation of the recommendations of their final report.

Co-Chair Lee Hamilton, a former congressman, said the United States remains deeply unpopular abroad not only because of the war in Iraq, but the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody.{ Thanks Lee for supporting America by denigrating it.]

"However, mistrust and dislike of the United States remains extremely high in the Muslim world. Detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and elsewhere undermines America's reputation as a moral leader. Opposition to U.S. policies in the Middle East remains high. Public opinion approval ratings for the United States throughout the region remain at or near historic lows," commented Mr. Hamilton. [You are so clueless what this war is all about. Never read the Hadiths, eh?]

He said the members reiterate their call for a common approach among coalition members toward the detention and humane treatment of captured terrorists based upon the Geneva Convention. However, the Bush administration has so far refrained from adopting such a standard. [That's right, tear the Administration down. You can rake in the bucks on the circuit.]

Members called for more aggressive efforts at public diplomacy, which is aimed at securing international good will, especially through foreign exchange programs. Commission member Fred Fielding said judging progress in public diplomacy is difficult.

"We must put forth an agenda of opportunity," he said. "We must have an alternative to present. And this won't be done overnight. We're not going to change the minds of people who are already committed to kill. But we can plant the seeds of opportunity for the future."

In congressional testimony last week, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes said her office was just getting started.

"We have a lot under way. We have a lot more to do. We're just beginning, and our work is critically important," said Ms. Hughes. [I got an idea. Let's triple the jizya.]

Ms. Hughes, accompanied by U.S. business leaders, visited the earthquake-damaged zone in Pakistan Monday to assess the need for more aid to quake victims. [And now we have this clueless woman Ms. Hughes who was made a fool of because of her ignorance of Islam. I'm sure she is getting all the advice she needs from ISNA and CAIR.]

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