AWAC = Air Warning And Control
can be obtained directly from the author at
John L. Bursill,
below, Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (avionics)
working on Boeing 737, 747 and 767 aircraft (21 years). Former
Acting Battalion Intelligence/Operations Sergeant, Australian Army
Infantry Reserves (10 years).
One of the principle organizers of Sydney Truth Action of
have always had doubts about 9/11 and thought that they must have
'let it happen' but once I saw
I was compelled to start researching the events myself. What I
uncovered put me on a path to activism.
I became the Co-Founder of the first '11th Day of Every Month Group'
in Australia. I have recently been involved in setting up Truth
Action Australia and hold the role of National Coordinator, '9/11
24/7 Until Justice' "
Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11,
signed by more than 750 Architects and Engineers: "On Behalf
of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates hereby
petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with
subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the
events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade
Center Towers and Building 7. We believe that there is sufficient
doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11
investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into
the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause
behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC
note. WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories. Although
it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile
of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours
after the collapses of the Twin Towers. However, no mention of its
collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's
"full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." Watch the collapse
video here. And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet
to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its
Unemployment rises sharply across Europe
By Stefan Steinberg
Figures released last week by the European Union’s statistical agency
Eurostat show that unemployment continued to rise across Europe in June.
The seasonally adjusted official unemployment level for the 27-member
European Union (EU) rose to 8.9 percent, reflecting a 246,000 increase
in the number of jobless people. The June figure was 2 percent higher
than June of 2008 and meant that more than 21.5
million Europeans were without work last month.
The percentage of those without work in the Eurozone,
the 16 nations that use the Euro as their
currency, was even higher, at 9.4 percent, representing an
increase of 158,000 jobless people. Unemployment in the Eurozone stood
at 7.5 per cent in June 2008.
Youth unemployment in the Eurozone is over double the figure for adult
workers, and stands at 19.5 percent.
The European jobless data comes on the heels of the latest unemployment
statistics for Japan, which notched up a six-year high of 5.4 percent in
June, and the US, where unemployment hit a 26-year high of 9.5 percent.
The latest figures show that while a number of major banks and financial
institutions are posting massive—and, in some cases, record—profits, the
industrial, commercial and service companies that constitute the
so-called “real economy” are continuing to shed jobs at an alarming
The unemployment figures for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are even more
dramatic. Last week, Lithuania, announced that its economy had shrunk by
22.4 percent during the second quarter of 2009, with similar declines
expected to be announced by Latvia and Estonia. Latvia has already
applied for two emergency loans from the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) and Lithuania is contemplating applying for such a loan.
Loans from the IMF and EU are inevitably bound up with punitive economic
measures and budget cuts. The Latvian government has already cut
public-sector wages by a third this year and drastically reduced pension
Unemployment benefits in Latvia last just nine months, meaning that the
tens of thousands who lost their jobs at the start of the year will soon
be deprived of any income. Costs for heating have sky-rocketed, and many
Latvians face a harsh winter without heat. As part of its latest loan,
the IMF is demanding that Latvia slash its state budget by a further 10
percent this year.
Writing in the Financial Times on the situation in Central Europe,
Gideon Rachman warned that the crisis in the region “could threaten the
fragile prospect of recovery in the rest of Europe.” He added that the
Latvian government should prepare for a “winter of discontent.” Under
such circumstances, Rachman advised, “Cutting police pay by 30
percent...is slightly foolhardy.”
The EU Farce