Images from Able Danger above were all shot in Brooklyn in the area known as Victorian Flatbush aka Ditmas Park aka Prospect Park South aka Beverley Square West. — And all serve as major filming locations for Able Danger. From the top, Vox Pop Cafe & Bookstore on Courtelyou Road,The Farm on Adderly on Courtelyou, the crime scene at the Albemarle Road dead end at the train tracks, Club 773 (Lounge) before the remodel, Vox Pop interior, lovely house on Marlborough & Church and finally the Ft. Hamilton Subway station, ok so that’s in Kensington. These are but a few of the many Victorian Flatbush appearances in our little post modern film noir. Flatbush is, indeed, one of the main characters in the movie.
If you’ve been looking for it, here it is. I’m gonna watch Obama talk and then I’ll respond to this article, probably…
I think Dave Gilson actually liked the film as a film but was afraid to admit it openly and could only hint at it? Unfortunately, I didn’t solve all the problems of ‘coherence’ in the 9/11 truth movement well enough for Mr. Gilson… And for the record, Mr. Gilson, I didn’t send you the DVD unsolicited, you asked for it.
Click through on the pix above (yes, you have to click through 2x to get it large enough) to read the article. Or click through here to buy the magazine online for $10. It’s worth every penny. I still love Mother Jones.
Setting up a ‘patsy’ that can be blamed for a terrorist or war-like aggression — that motivates military or legislative action is STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. We need to pierce the veil and see past the curtain. It’s not that tricky.
Are you buying Ivins’ suicide? I know all the facts aren’t in, and let’s be honest, they never will be, but this Anthrax “suicide” reminds me of the “suicide” of Dr. David Kelly. You remember him? He’s the British top weapons expert that was told to by Tony Blair to “sex up” his report on weapons of mass destruction. He was told to “sex it up” several times, in fact. That’s because his original report, which the public has never seen, apparently didn’t really justify claiming Sadam Hussein had WMD’s. So he was told repeatedly to “sex it up,” until it was sexy enough to be the irrefutable proof of WMD’s and justification for war. It was basically ONLY David Kelly’s “sexed up” report that served as justification for the US claims of intelligence of WMDs. And, to summarize, when it turned out there was no WMDs, Blair and the world pointed the finger was pointed at Kelly. Kelly then went to the press that he was pressured to falsify his report. And then he turned up dead and the standard investigative procedure was side stepped on direct orders from Blair in the context of some the largest protests in the history of England. I think if you ask most people in England they’ll tell you they don’t believe David Kelly committed suicide. Thom Yorke of Radiohead’s wrote a hit song about it, Harrodown Hill, but it still didn’t really penetrate the consciousness of Americans.
In the Ivin’s Anthrax case we were to blame Al Qaeda. In the case of Kelly we were to blame Sadam Hussein for his weapons of mass destruction. In reality, it appears we’ve got two guys patriotically doing their job and taking the fall when the curtain is pulled back and it is revealed that Oz is a harmless patriot following orders.
The ideas of MOTIVE is central to most conspiracy theories about 9/11: Hawks in the White House derived the greatest benefit from the attack (it helped their case for war, see PNAC), so we ought to suspect them of the crime. The White House has long declined to explain why it handed out the Cipro. In 2002, the conservative group Judicial Watch, which represented postal workers in Washington, sued the White House for documents relating to the case, but the suit went nowhere. Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch, has been quoted as saying, “We believe that the White House knew or had reason to know that an anthrax attack was imminent or underway.” (Klayman is no longer with the group, and a spokesman disavowed his comments.).
Don’t forget; The anthrax attacks were concurrent with the debate of Bush’s Patriot Act by Congress and the media. The Senators who received anthrax letters were trying to amend the Patriot Act to protect civil liberties and the innocent. Two Senate democratic leaders received anthrax letters mailed the same day that Senator Feingold blocked an attempt to rush the bill through without discussion or amendments. Senator Leahy received an anthrax threat after he expressed reservations about the Bill. As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, he managed the debate on the Bill. Senate Majority Leader Daschle received the first Senate anthrax letter as he led the opposition to the original version of the Bill. After receiving the anthrax letter, Daschle switched from supporting a 2 year limit on the Bill, later defending a 4-year sunset clause as the “appropriate balance.” No Republican received an anthrax letter. The House and Senate buildings were closed and not reopened until after the Patriot Act was passed. The Supreme Court was shut down with an anthrax scare the day after the constitutionally-challenged Patriot Act was signed by President Bush.
Who had a motive? Who had a grudge against Brokaw? Who wanted to frighten or manipulate Congress? First to get it to adjourn indefinitely, leaving Bush with the power of the purse. Second to get the Patriot Act Passed in all its fascist glory, without even being read. Who?
It’s as plain as the nose on your face. Why is the major media pussyfooting around it? Are they still terrified?
And with regard to the Anthrax killer ‘lone gunman’ let’s review; The FBI briefing seemed unlikely to quiet all doubts about the case, as suggested by the feelings of a worker at the State Department’s mail facility in Sterling, Virginia, who became severely ill from anthrax spores in the facility in October 2001. When asked if he would attend the briefing, the worker, David Hose Sr., said, “Not on your life.” “I don’t believe a thing they are giving out,” Hose said in a telephone interview on Wednesday morning. “The guy’s dead. They hounded him to death. It is an easy way out.”
The friend, a fellow scientist who spoke on the condition that he not be named, said Ivins had repeatedly denied sending the anthrax letters and was particularly upset at what he considered to be the FBI’s aggressive questioning of his children, Andrew and Amanda, both 24, as investigators tried to get them to turn on their father. “He said, ‘I’m innocent of these charges,’ ” the friend said. “He was absolutely shocked they were going after him like this.” Through much of the year, the friend said, Ivins was drinking large amounts of vodka, combined with Ambien and prescription tranquilizers. After being found unconscious in his home in March, he spent four weeks in a treatment program at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland After that he spent another four weeks in treatment at the Thomas Finan Center in Cumberland, Maryland, being released to go home to Frederick in late May.
Ivins was just a patsy. He was in many ways a person who just followed orders. He was probably told he was doing his duty for his country and how he would be remembered as a hero. He was probably sick to his stomach when he found out what they did with his Anthrax but he knew if he talked he was a dead man.
Again, the media fails us refusing to ask the basic question: Why did Ivins send Anthrax to Daschle and Leahy?
Interestingly, 3 of the videos that I had picked out for this blog entry were no longer available by the time I wanted to publish it 2 days later.