9-11: THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD ARE WAITING FOR THE TRUTH TO BE TOLD IN PUBLIC BY THOSE IN THE HIGHEST PLACES, MR. OBAMA: NEW AND INDEPENDENT COMMISSION

Of course, we know that 9-11 was an inside job. We don't know the details. We do know that there was a massive cover-up. Even the people ostensibly running/chairing the 9-11 Commission, Thomas H. Kean, Chair, and Lee H. Hamilton, Vice Chair, wrote about it openly afterwards.

What is Obama doing about it all? He's doing nothing. That's because he's a lackey for the plutocrats who gain the world and lose their souls.

Solomon: The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, which is about 20 odd miles away from New York, they released a report on seismic data coming from Manhattan on that day. And they released a spike in seismic data at 8:46:26, and they thought that was the moment of impact of the plane on the first World Trade Center, of American Airlines 11. But the plane didn't hit until 8:46:40, and there are several of the same kind of early seismic spikes for the second flight. I guess the question is: how do we explain those discrepancies? When the public looks at that, how can we explain that kind of thing?

Hamilton: I haven't seen that report. I don't know the answer to your question. They didn't come forward with that evidence while we were at the Commission - so far as I know. Now, staff filtered a lot of these things, so not necessarily would I know. I don't know what happened with regard to the.... What did they conclude? I don't know what they concluded.
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Solomon: There's also allegations that the Pakistani Secret Service, called the ISI, the head of which met here in the United States right before 9/11, and there's some allegations and evidence to show that they paid Mohammed Atta $100,000. The reason this is important is: who funded the people who conducted the attacks, the terrorist attacks? What did the Commission make of payment from the ISI to Mohammed Atta of $100,000?

Hamilton: I don't know anything about it.
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Solomon: You write.. the first chapter of the book is 'the Commission was set up to fail.' - my goodness, for the critics - who suggest that it was indeed set up to fail as some kind of obfuscation - you certainly dangled a juicy piece of bait out there in the river. Why do you think you were set up to fail?

Hamilton: Well, for a number of reasons: Tom Kean and I were substitutes - Henry Kissinger and George Mitchell were the first choices; we got started late; we had a very short time frame - indeed, we had to get it extended; we did not have enough money - 3 million dollars to conduct an extensive investigation. We needed more, we got more, but it took us a while to get it.

We had a lot of skeptics out there, who really did not want the Commission formed. Politicians don't like somebody looking back to see if they made a mistake.
The Commission had to report right, just a few days before the Democratic National Convention met, in other words, right in the middle of a political campaign. We had a lot of people strongly opposed to what we did. We had a lot of trouble getting access to documents and to people. We knew the history of commissions; the history of commissions were they.. nobody paid much attention to 'em.

So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail. We decided that if we were going to have any success, we had to have a unanimous report, otherwise the Commission report would simply be filed.
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Solomon: In retrospect, one of the criticisms that you level in this book "Without Precedent" is aimed at both the FAA and NORAD, both of whom representatives testified before the Commission, and both of whom gave what to me - and I'm allowed to be much more impolite than you - sounded to me like lies. They told you testimony that simply... the tapes that were subsequently.. that have subsequently been revealed, were simply not true.

Hamilton: That's correct.

Solomon: And it wasn't just lies by ommission, in some senses lies of commission, they told you things that basically didn't happen. What do you make of that?

Hamilton: Well, I think you're right. They gave us inaccurate information. We asked for a lot of material and a lot of documentation. They did not supply it all. They gave us a few things. We sent some staff into their headquarters. We identified a lot more documents and tapes, they eventually gave them to us, we had to issue a subpoena to get them.

Eventually they told us we had the story right, they had it wrong, it took a while to get to that point, but we eventually got here. Did they lie to us or was it inadvertent? We are not a law enforcement agency, we did not have that kind of authority, going back to the mandate again. All of us had our suspicions here, but we simply did not have the staff and we were right up against the deadline when this came out, that we didn't have the time to say that these officials had willfully and intentionally lied.

So we punted - and we said, 'we can't do this, we don't have the statutory authority, we don't have the staff', we don't have the time'. We will tell the story as we understood it - they did mislead us. Was it wilful? We don't know. We'll turn it over to the authorities, and that's what we did.
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("9/11: TRUTH, LIES AND CONSPIRACY: INTERVIEW: LEE HAMILTON." CBC News: Sunday's Evan Solomon interviews Lee Hamilton. August 21, 2006.)

Hamilton was very defensive, but it's clear that the Commission didn't get the resources or have the authority it needed. There must be another investigation that is determined to get the truth no matter what.

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