September 11, 2011

Presentations w/Elevate’s Daniel Erlacher

Filed under: community,History Commons 2.0 — Max @ 2:39 pm
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Just finished a Skype presentation with Daniel Erlacher in Graz, Austria. Daniel runs the annual Elevate Festival in that lovely town, and is a huge HC supporter. I spoke for about 15 minutes on HC in general and our 9/11 coverage in specific. Kevin Fenton also did a presentation a bit earlier. I’ll let him discuss that.

What I’d really like to see is a more “international” presence for HC. We are very US-oriented, with the vast majority of our coverage focusing on events that primarily impact the US in one sense or another. (Two exceptions that come to mind are the Kosovar Albanian and European Football projects.)

We need more international coverage. I’d also like to see a version of HC in, say, German, either using our information in a translated form, and/or a version incorporating German-language original research.

Cross-posted at the History Commons Groups blog.


  1. Things have become very strange at THE HISTORY COMMONS. For example, I have been trying for months to get E phraim H alevy’s confirmation that the Israeli student art ring from the fictitious Jerusalem University were in fact M ossad agents on the Terror Timeline. H alevy was the head of the M ossad in 2001. The confirmation is in a book called GIDEON’S SPIES from Gordon Thomas(2007 edition.) And recent revelations from former government agents, Ali Soufan(FBI) and Susan Lindauer(CIA) , respectively in their books THE BLACK BANNERS , and EXTREME PREJUDICE reveal cover up and foreknowledge. These are reliable credentialed individuals who have received some MSM coverage.
    And take the Watergate Timeline, not a story from Anthony Sampson who was one of the most respected and critically acclaimed writers of his day. He understood the agendas, hidden and otherwise, of the higher elites.
    And just one more example, a superb book called THE SHOCK DOCTRINE by Naomi Klein describes the Neo-Liberal influence on American policies as well as the influence of Neo-Conservatives. Your timeline just walls off the influences of the former.
    It seems that the pseudonym “blackmax” is very appropriate.
    WHAT GIVES?!?!

    Comment by Tom Truesdale — September 13, 2011 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  2. Not sure what the basis of your complaints are. If you want to add material from Thomas’s book, or any other books or other reliable sources, you are welcome to do so. The History Commons is a citizen-driven community, and we rely on our contributors to add content as they see fit; that could include you if you so chose. We are working on information from Soufan’s book right now, and I personally would love to spend the next six months adding material from Klein’s publications, both in book and magazine form. If material is not included in any particular project, you might do well to assume that we simply lack the manpower to add the material you deem worthy of inclusion, and refrain from jumping onto conspiracy theories that we are “walling off” material.

    Short version: you want the material included, you add it. We’ll help. — Max

    Comment by Max — September 13, 2011 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

  3. WOW You really trumped me on the Sofan and Lindauer complaints. The entries on the 9/11 Timeline are concise, precise, and leavened with HC’s healthy skepticism. But how about Spike Lee’s documentary on Katrina? Should not the claims of explosions at the time of the levee break be included. He presents video taped evidence that was presented nationally and repeatedly on HBO. (No gripe! I know what it is like to have little spare time.)

    Comment by Tom Truesdale — January 11, 2012 @ 7:54 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks, Tom. The Katrina project has not been one of our priorities of late. I’d love to see material added to it. Though I’m not personally convinced that Lee’s allegations of explosive devices breaching the levees are factual, the allegations themselves are worth reporting.

    Comment by Max — January 11, 2012 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

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