Attorney William Veale talks about dismissal with sanctions of case against Cheney and Rumsfeld for liability for events of 9/11; Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog reveals how Warren Buffet is poised to profit from Keystone-XL pipeline. Veale is a former public defender who sued on behalf of April Gallop, an Army soldier who was injured at the Pentagon on 9/11 and escaped through the hole in the building that was supposedly blocked by a crashed airliner. Veale racaps Gallop's story, and his suit that charged VP Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Don Rumsfled with conspiracy to cause death and bodily harm and a violation of the Antiterrorism Act. Veale recounts some of the 90 findings of fact that were ignored by the trial judge, who called the suit "frivolous" and a product of "cynical delusion and fantasy". Incredibly the appeal court panel included Judge John Walker, a cousin of the Bush royal family who refused to recuse himself from the case. Last week, that appeals court dismissed the case, and ordered Veale and a co-counsel, Bill Cunningham, to pay $15,000 in sanctions for bringing the lawsuit.
At 34:25, Horn joins us to describe his research into Warren Buffet's interest in the Alberta tar sands and the Keystone-XL pipeline project. Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway bought rail freight BNSF, which would haul pipes to the construction site. BH also owns big stakes in ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and GE--all stand to profit from the pipeline project. Read Horn's article here.