The Loss of Civil Liberties Timeline has added a specific category
dealing with the Main Core database, said to contain a list of enemies
of the state, and its connection to the legendary PROMIS application.
New entries here begin to detail the history of PROMIS.
The Decision to Invade Iraq Timeline has additional entries
highlighting, for example, that there was a direct flow of information
from the Iraqi National Congress to Vice President Cheney. In addition,
a proposal for a book by a renegade Iraqi nuclear scientist showing
that Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program had “fizzled” got nowhere
in 1998, although the scientist then reversed himself and wrote a
published book saying the program was ongoing two years later.
New entries to the 9/11 Timeline point out that an air traffic
controller at an aviation unit near the Pentagon saw two unidentified
aircraft on radar around the time the Pentagon was hit, and that a
homeland security announcement was timed to coincide with Congressional
testimony by FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley.
On the Contributors Blog you can also find a discussion of the 9/11
Commission’s claim that two of the hijackers applied for US visas
before being allocated to the 9/11 operation: the claim is fourth hand,
based on a statement made by a tortured detainee and contradicted by
In the Detainee Abuse Timeline, Vice President Cheney says terror suspects “don’t deserve” to be treated like prisoners of war.
The A. Q. Khan Timeline points out that both Israel and the US were
aware of Khan’s dealings with North Korea by the mid-90s, but the US
did not want to take any action.
Finally, in the Neoconservative Influence Timeline, Richard Perle says, “You’re next.”
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