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David Sadler For Congress (2002 archive)
• 2006.05.17 •
Photo by LA Times of the Grand March of illegal aliens and
their advocates on 2006.03.24 in Los Angeles. (modified by David)
Border Security Battle More Important
Than Fuzzy Pentagon Stills of 911 Attack.
2005.05.16 Pentagon Image Release:
Requires New Laws of Photographic Evidence
Diverts attention from securing borders
by David Sadler
This is an update to an article published 2005.03.24 titled, FOIA Request NO. 1006892-000 "Documenting the legal process to obtain confiscated videos showing Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon on 9/11."
The update is spurred by a new release of more frames from Pentagon security cameras of the attack upon the Pentagon on 2001.09.11. This release comes the day after President George W. Bush, was forced to give a rare, prime-time speech to the nation to argue an amnesty program for tens of millions of illegal aliens in the United States as a vast majority of the nation demands action to secure the US/Mexico border against illegal immigration.
This release of Pentagon stills has succeeded in diverting much of the alternative press away from the largest upwelling of public sentiment against a current government policy since the Vietnam War. That policy is the Open Borders / Unregulated Immigration policy that is allowing the United States to be invaded from Mexico by literally tens of millions of illegal aliens.
The United States MUST secure its borders and enforce its current laws against illegal entry and illegal hiring of illegal workers BEFORE any talk of legalizing the illegals. This battle is being fought right now. But much of the alternative media has taken the bait and diverted the attention of its audience by spending hour upon hour and day upon day wallowing in the new Pentagon stills release.
There is only ONE critical point regarding the Pentagon's latest release. Here it is...
Any video or still imagery not released immediately after an event is suspect given the potential for image manipulation in this modern digital age. ANY 9-11 Pentagon imagery released now or in the future can not be trusted.
A clear item of action by a new Congress of newly elected representatives to the US House, must be to pass clear and unequivocal laws mandating the immediate release of all confiscated photographic evidence after a national event.
The old legal argument that this might interfere with an investigation underway has now been offset by modern technology to manipulate imagery using computers. This necessitates a new legal requirement to PROTECT the certifiable credibility of imagery by releasing it immediately after confiscation and logging. Immediately would be on the order of one or two hours after confiscation. Any embargo of release beyond logging provides time to alter the evidence digitally.
This is the only way to (1) safeguard the video and still images from digital manipulation, and (2) provide any evidentiary value to the material so as to aid a reasonable determination as to what actually happened.
The Pentagon video/still issue requires a change in evidence handling, that is clear. But the future release of any video/stills from the Pentagon is now irrelevant. Such a release can no longer prove anything because years have passed since the photographic evidence was confiscated offering ample opportunity to alter the evidence digitally.
Now, let's get back to the real battle, occuring right now, that must be won without compromise IF America is going to remain a sovereign nation in control of its very own borders. These things must be done. Items one through four can be done simultaneously. Item five will occur as a natural circumstance AFTER item one is accomplished.
• 2005.03.24 •
FOIA Request NO. 1006892-000
"Documenting the legal process to obtain confiscated videos showing Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon on 9/11"
The FBI confiscated at least two video tapes of the Pentagon attack on 9/11.
The DOJ refuses to release them.
This FOIA action attempts to make them public.
by David Sadler
|Photo credit unavailable
Simulated American Flight 77 (Boeing 757) scaled to Pentagon
|Photo credit: Pentagon Security Camera
Pentagon video of Pentagon attack.
No Boeing 757 can be seen in this Pentagon supplied video.
Video images on CNN here // video analysis here
|Source: http://0911.site.voila.fr/ldsxox.gif (cropped)
757 scaled to match tail with video fin/tail.
757 fuselage would have been visible.
No such fuselage is seen in the video.
People are going to ask, “If whatever hit the Pentagon on 9-11 wasn’t American Airlines flight 77 (a Boeing 757), then where did flight 77 go and where are the passengers?
These same people will then make this observation. “Such a vast conspiracy could not be kept secret. If flight 77 didn’t hit the Pentagon, don’t you think it would have been on TV by now?”
The short answer to those questions is, “I don’t know,” but luckily, these questions don’t have to be answered. Firstly, answering them would be speculation on anyone’s part. Secondly, answering those questions is not relevant to the points being made in this article. These points question the video evidence put forward to support the official version of events at the Pentagon on 2001.09.11 and question why the government would not release ALL video evidence of the attack IF it supports the official version of events.
Two vidoes are sought in this FOIA lawsuit mounted by flight77.info. One from the Citgo gas station and one from the Sheraton National Hotel.
[[[CORRECTION: According to the FBI during the FOIA request proceedings initiated by Scott Bingham, the hotel was the Doubletree in Arlington, VA, not the Sheraton as is widely reported. (20060516.dss)]]]
Both had line-of-sight to this event. Both tapes were confiscated by the FBI on 9/11/2001. According to DOJ FOIA denials (letters in linked article), these videos have been located but are exempt from release to the public. The lawsuit seeks the release of these videos.
Original FBI FOIA RequestFull article...
• 'material ... exempt from disclosure' letter // U.S. DoJ to attorney Scott Hodes.
• video: Major General Stubblebine, If the plane don't fit, you must acquit.
• TERRY NICHOLS IMPLICATES FBI INFORMANT IN BOMBING // American Free Press, Apr 13, 2005
• Regarding the confiscated security tapes from [Citgo] gas station owner, Jose Velasquez...
"His gas station, open only to Department of Defense personnel, is the last structure between the Pentagon and the hillside that, hours later, would become a wailing knoll. "By the time I got outside all I could see was a giant cloud of smoke, first white then black, coming from the Pentagon," he said. "It was just a terrible, terrible thing to be so close to.""Three Months On, Tension Lingers Near the Pentagon," Bill McKelway, Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 11, 2001