According to ABC News, it looks as though Illinois Congressman Jessie Jackson, Jr. may be the wonderful, so-called “Senate Candidate Number Five.” In just an hour, he will be holding a press conference to respond to what seem like fairly rock solid allegations by the FBI against him — namely that he, as the Illinois Governor said in a taped phone call, was prepared through emissaries to offer up half a million or even a million dollars in order to acquire Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
This Friday, December 12, at 11 p.m. EST Shinfara Judy and I will be discussing independent director Paul Krik’s new film Able Danger, which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival. The movie is a neo-noir film based upon the work of publisher Sander Hicks and was actually filmed at Hicks’ own cafe, Vox Populi. We will be discussing the processes that lead to the creation of the film as well as the backstory of the ill-fated intelligence program and its actual destroyed findings alluded to in the fictional film.
You may remember Hicks from his 2006 New York Senate run on the Green Party ticket. One of the biggest 9/11 smoking guns he alludes to in recent history is Dick Cheney’s allegedly inadvertent admission of “open lines”. From his own writings:
Jared Israel claims to have caught Vice President Cheney in a major slip-up. The official story from the White House is that President Bush first found out about the World Trade Center hits when he was visiting with students at the Booker School. However, on “Meet the Press,” Cheney told Tim Russert that, around 8:46 AM that day, “The Secret Service has an arrangement with the F.A.A. They had open lines after the World Trade Center was… ”
Dick Cheney stopped talking. According to Jared Israel, this sudden shut-up is crucial. If the F.A.A. was communicating with the Secret Service on “open lines” right after 8:46 AM, when the first tower was hit, then Bush and company in Florida would have been informed before he even began travelling to the school. This is supported by two journalists who were with Bush on 9/11: ABC’s John Cochran and Associated Press’ Sonya Ross report that the President stated he knew of the terrorists attacks before leaving his hotel. Why then did the President stick to his schedule? How could his safety be guaranteed? Time magazine once reported the Secret Service’s biggest problem was that commercial jets could be hijacked while flying into D.C. over the Potomac and crashed into the White House. If commercial jets killing the President were such a pressing issue in 1994, how could the Secret Service not care in 2001?
Do tune in here Friday night. You’ll be so sorry if you don’t.