Thursday, June 4, 2009

New issue of "Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth" newsletter out.

AE911Truth Making History in
San Francisco

24,000 Architects at SF AIA Convention Come Face to Face With 9/11 Truth
by Staff

AE911Truth made an unprecedented, highly successful debut at the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition. We spoke to hundreds of architects and must have added about 50 to our petitioners over the course of 3 days.

About 80% of the responses were positive, even though many were too wary to sign the petition after just a few minutes of consideration. People were generally open-minded and curious. It was exciting to speak with all these professionals who were really “getting it.” Most architects, though not all, were willing to listen and engaged positively with us.

Obtaining a booth at this year’s convention at San Francisco’s Moscone Center marks a significant accomplishment for us.

A structural engineer who is also an architect signed the petition. He has worked on 50- to 60-story buildings. Though he was aware of Building 7's collapse, he was completely unaware of its free-fall acceleration. He immediately acknowledged that this implies a controlled demolition.

We also had the Virginia AIA Chapter CEO sign the petition. He was already an AE911Truth supporter and quite aware of the issues, but at this event he invited us to his major regional convention and offered us a free booth space!

AIA Convention Activities

Amid hundreds of exhibitions by manufacturers of buildings, tiles, and window coverings, our 10’x10’ booth, with two large LCD screens showing the dramatic demolitions of the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7, stood out dramatically — especially with the backdrop of our 7 professionally designed banners depicting the rest of the evidence and our mission.

Most of the time we had 5 to 7 volunteers, sharply dressed, who were engaging with the booth visitors — the busiest booth around us by far!

Convinced architects were be able to sign, on the spot, our petition calling for a new investigation. We were also giving away our latest brochures, our latest DVD, and our evidence cards.

We are very grateful for our volunteers, many of whom came from across the country.

Richard Gage Interview Hitting Big-Time Numbers on YouTube
Over 100,000 views in just a few days...
by Staff

The Fox TV (KMPH) affiliate in Fresno asked the kind of questions the Truth Movement has been waiting for. On their "Great Day" program, anchors Kim Stephens and Kopi Sotiropulos afforded Richard a friendly atmosphere, asked interesting questions, and reacted to his startling information appropriately and with a degree of humor. Very much missing was the familiar combative style normally associated with TV talk shows on which 9/11 Truth guests appear.

The huge spinoff benefit is the magnifying power of the Internet. Big numbers started coming in immediately on YouTube. Although only a few days have passed since the interview, the segment reached as high as fourth place for the week in politics and news, and third place in most discussed. These numbers hopefully will go much higher.

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Gallery: Air France crash

Please pray for all victims who crashed on Air France Flight 447. Below are the victims gallery, please check the link.

Air France received bomb threat before jet crashed

AIR France received a bomb threat just days before Flight 447 mysteriously crashed, killing 228 passengers, raising new fears that the jet was a victim of a terrorist attack.

Argentine police received an anonymous telephone warning on May 27 about an Air France flight from Buenos Aires to Paris.

Police searched the plane before passengers boarded but found nothing and it was allowed to take off with a delay of 32 minutes, an Air France spokesman revealed today.

He said there appeared to be no link between the alert and the crash on Monday of the Air France flight between Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Paris.

More debris from the Air France jet that came down in the Atlantic was spotted early yesterday, but investigators said they were pessimistic about finding the black boxes that could explain the tragedy.

French and Brazilian officials have described a "burst" of messages from Flight 447 just before it disappeared.

A more complete chronology was published today by Brazil's O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, citing an unidentified Air France source, and confirmed to The Associated Press by an aviation industry source with knowledge of the investigation:

- 11 p.m. local time - The pilot sends a manual signal saying the jet was flying through CBs - towering cumulo-nimulus thunderheads.

- 11:10 p.m. - A cascade of automatic messages indicate trouble: The autopilot had disengaged, stabilizing controls were damaged, flight systems deteriorated.

- 11:13 p.m. - Messages report more problems: The system that monitors speed, altitude and direction failed. The main flight computer and wing spoilers failed.

- 11:14 p.m. - The final message indicates a loss of cabin pressure and complete system failure - catastrophic events in a plane that was likely already plunging toward the ocean.

Brazilian Defence Minister Nelson Jobim said Wednesday that it appeared unlikely that an explosion tore apart the Air France plane.

A long fuel slick found in an zone where debris was spotted "means that it is improbable that there was a fire or explosion, but that is just a hypothesis," he said.

He was inferring that the high-octane jet fuel would have ignited if a blast or fire had occurred.

For all that though, "there is still no possibility" of determining what caused the crash, Jobim said.

The flight recorders from Air France Flight 447 could also be scattered nearly anywhere across a vast undersea mountain range that lies as much as six kilometres below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

In those remote, forbidding waters between Brazil and West Africa, variations in temperature and salinity can reduce visibility and obscure homing signals from the devices. And for salvage crews, time is short because the "black boxes" will only emit signals for a month. A list of the named crew and passengers aboard Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris carrying 228 people:

-Luiz Roberto Anastacio, 50; Brazilian; president for South America, Michelin

-Stephane Artiguenave, 35; French; salesman at electrical distributor CGED

-Sandrine Artiguenave, 34; French

-Silvio Barbato; Brazilian, former conductor for the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater Orchestra

-Pierre-Cedric Bonin, 32; French; co-pilot of AF447

-Isabelle Bonin, 36; French; wife of AF447 co-pilot Pierre-Cedric Bonin

-Aisling Butler, 26; Irish, of Roscrea, Ireland; doctor

-Brad Clemes, 49; Canadian from Guelph, Ontario; Coca-Cola executive

-Arthur Coakley, 61; British; structural engineer for PDMS

-Jane Deasy, 27; Irish; doctor

-Pedro Luis de Orleans e Braganca, 26; Brazilian; descendent of Brazil's last emperor

-Marc Dubois, 58; French; flight captain of AF447

-Lucas Gagriano Juca, 24; Brazilian; Air France crew member

-Jozsef Gallasz, 44; Hungarian; partner of Hungarian victim Rita Szarvas.

-Anne Grimout, 49; French; head of Flight 447 cabin crew

-Antonio Gueiros; Brazilian; information systems director, Michelin

-Michael Harris, 60; American, from Lafayette, Louisiana; geologist

-Anne Harris; American, from Lafayette, Louisiana

-Erich Heine, 41; South African-born; member of executive board of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG

-Claus-Peter Hellhammer, 28; employee of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG based in Germany

-Giovanni Battista Lenzi, Trentino area, Italy

-Li Mingwen; of Liaoning Province, China; worked at Benxi Iron & Steel

-Zoran Markovic, 45; Croatian, from Kostelji, Croatia; sailor

-Marco Antonio Camargos Mendonca, 44, Brazilian, worked for Vale SA mining company

-Christine Pieraerts; French; engineer at Michelin

-David Robert, 37; French; co-pilot of AF447

-Shen Zuobing; of Liaoning Province, China; worked at Benxi Iron & Steel

-Sun Lianyou; of Liaoning Province, China; worked at Benxi Iron & Steel

-Rita Szarvas; Hungarian; therapist at a Budapest center for disabled children. Her 7-year-old son was also aboard, but his name was not released.

-Eithne Walls, 29; Irish; doctor

-Rino Zandonai; Trentino area, Italy.

-Luigi Zortea; Trentino area, Italy.

-Xiao Xiang, 35; of Jiangxi Province, China; of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Engineering Thermophycis

-Zhang Qingbo; of Liaoning Province, China; worked at Benxi Iron & Steel

China angered by U.S. comments on Tiananmen

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday denounced a U.S. demand that Beijing account for those killed in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters around Tiananmen Square 20 years ago.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called on China to release all those still imprisoned in connection with the protests, to stop harassing those who took part and to begin a dialogue with the victims' families.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Clinton's remarks amounted to "crudely meddling in Chinese domestic affairs".

"The statement from the United States ignores the facts and makes groundless accusations against the Chinese government," he told a news briefing.

"We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition. We urge the United States to forsake its prejudices, correct its erroneous ways and avoid obstructing and damaging China-U.S. relations."

Tanks rolled into the square before dawn on June 4, 1989, to crush weeks of student and worker protests. The ruling Communist Party has never released a death toll and fears any public marking of the crackdown could undermine its hold on power.

Qin refused to directly answer questions about the death toll.

Chinese police have swamped Tiananmen to prevent commemoration of the crackdown. Authorities have also blocked access to the social messaging site Twitter ( and online photo sharing service Flickr (

Copyright © 2008 Reuters

U.S. Asks China to Account for Tiananmen Deaths

The Obama administration issued a rare public critique Wednesday of China, pressing Beijing to reveal how many protesters were killed in the government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989 and to free any of those still imprisoned for their parts in the protests.

One day before the 20th anniversary of the crackdown, the comments were a shift for the Obama administration, which has until now hesitated to question Beijing's human rights record. In February, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that human rights issues shouldn't be allowed to "interfere with" other key matters between the two countries, such as climate change and the global financial crisis.

On Wednesday, by contrast, the State Department issued its sharpest denunciation of China since Mrs. Clinton assumed her post as the nation's top diplomat.

Mrs. Clinton pressed China to "examine openly the darker events of its past" by providing a "public accounting of those killed, detained or missing" and freeing "all those still serving sentences in connection" with the protests.

The substance of the remarks echoed demands that U.S. officials have been making -- in almost the same words -- for years. In 2006, a State Department spokesman under George W. Bush urged China "to provide a full accounting of the thousands who were killed, detained or went missing and of the government's role in the massacre."

In Beijing, heavy security in the Chinese capital and tightened restrictions over foreign media access appeared to prevent any major protests, as China silently marked the anniversary.

Hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes security personnel Wednesday patrolled the area surrounding Tiananmen Square , which in 1989 was the site of a weeks-long peaceful protest movement that rocked the nation. Communist Party leaders ended those demonstrations by sending heavily armed soldiers into the city on the night of June 3 and into June 4, leading to violent clashes with civilians that left hundreds dead. The government said the action was necessary to prevent chaos.

On Wednesday, access to the square was barred for most people, although tourists and others passed freely in the area immediately surrounding the square.

Ding Zilin, a former professor whose teenage son was fatally shot near Muxidi on June 3, 1989, said last month she planned to bring photos of her son and others killed that night to Muxidi on Wednesday for a memorial. But Ms. Ding was prevented by security officers from leaving her apartment, the Associated Press reported.

The heavy security was widely expected. June 4 -- the day that generally marks the anniversary -- is the most sensitive date in the Chinese political calendar. In recent days, the government has prevented distribution -- already limited -- of some foreign newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal Asia. Authorities appear to have blocked access to certain Web sites that could contain sensitive material, including Twitter Inc., the micro-blogging service.

In Hong Kong and Macau, Chinese territories that are separately governed, officials barred entry to at least two Tiananmen activists. Wu'er Kaixi, a student leader in 1989 who has lived in exile in Taiwan since the crackdown, said in a statement he intended to surrender to Chinese authorities to stand trial, in hopes of "a resumption of a dialogue of a sort," and to reunite with his parents, who he said weren't allowed out of the country. Macau authorities refused his entry.

After you read this do you think U.S should account Middle East War & Vietnam war too?